Complete Guide to Symptoms, Illness & Surgery, 5th Edition

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For more than two decades, readers have turned to the Complete Guide to Symptoms, Illness & Surgery as an accessible, comprehensive and easy-to-use resource for diagnosing, understanding and treating illness- from the common cold to cancer or heart disease. With up-to-date information on new medical therapies, drugs, and surgeries- like gastric bypass and rotator cuff repair-this authoritative guide features:
- Illustrated surgeries and ...
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Overview

For more than two decades, readers have turned to the Complete Guide to Symptoms, Illness & Surgery as an accessible, comprehensive and easy-to-use resource for diagnosing, understanding and treating illness- from the common cold to cancer or heart disease. With up-to-date information on new medical therapies, drugs, and surgeries- like gastric bypass and rotator cuff repair-this authoritative guide features:
- Illustrated surgeries and medical procedures
- Advice on general medical topics from diets and self-examinations to immunizations and the safe use of medicine
- Explanations of causes and risk factors
- Information on complications and outcomes
- Diagnostic tests
- When to call your doctor
Now with a CD-ROM that includes:
- More than 100 topics on women's illness and surgery
- Overviews of more than 50 general health and medical issues from Antibiotic resistance to dietary supplements to living wills to choosing a weight loss program
- Rehabilitation after surgery or injury
- Detailed anatomy illustrations
- Resources: Websites and support organization

"...an authoritative reference guide, featuring 2,082 signs & symptoms, 520 illnesses & disorders, 171 illustrated surgeries, and 23 health appendices...explains causes & risk factors, preventive techniques, and diagnostic tests.

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Meet the Author

The late Dr. H. Winter Griffith spent more than 30 years in private practice, university teaching, and hospital administration and wrote many books, including Complete Guide to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs; Complete Guide toPediatric Symptoms, Illness & Medications; Complete Guide to Sports Injuries; and Complete Guide to Symptoms, Illness & Surgery for People Over 50.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Take Care of Yourself
Guide to Symptom Charts
Guide to Illness & Disorder Charts
Guide to Surgery Charts
Symptoms 1
Illnesses & Disorders 124
Surgeries 647
Appendix 991
Glossary 1023
Resources for Additional Information 1053
Guide to Emergencies 1061
Index 1065
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