Doctor in the House: Your Best Guide to Effective Medical Self-Care / Edition 1

Doctor in the House: Your Best Guide to Effective Medical Self-Care / Edition 1

by John C. Harbert, Harbert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0896032191

ISBN-13: 9780896032194

Pub. Date: 03/07/1994

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

Doctor in the House is the first home health handbook to provide quick, clear, and informative answers to the routine-and not so routine-medical problems that you and your family encounter in everyday life.

Dr. Harbert, who contributed health articles to Family Circle magazine for several years, presents medical ideas and facts in a plainspoken, accessible style

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Overview

Doctor in the House is the first home health handbook to provide quick, clear, and informative answers to the routine-and not so routine-medical problems that you and your family encounter in everyday life.

Dr. Harbert, who contributed health articles to Family Circle magazine for several years, presents medical ideas and facts in a plainspoken, accessible style that will empower you to take charge of your health. He teaches you how to diagnose your medical problems and describes the symptoms, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of over 425 diseases and conditions. Whenever possible he recommends simple methods and medicines, and tells you frankly when to seek professional medical help.

Doctor in the House also covers first aid and emergency techniques, provides over fifty "focus boxes" that highlight practical information critical to managing your medical problems, and supplies contact information (many with telephone numbers) for numerous support and health advocacy groups. Also included are sample copies of a legally enforceable living will, a medical directive, and a durable power of attorney.

With Dr. John C. Harbert's Doctor in the House, you will find the real medical understanding and help that are the first steps to good health, long life, and fewer medical bills!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896032194
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
03/07/1994
Edition description:
1994
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book
Taking Charge of Your Health1
First Aid57
Your Nervous System and Its Disorders93
Your Eyes125
Your Ears145
Your Endocrine Glands and Their Disorders161
Your Heart and Circulation175
Your Respiratory System229
Your Mouth, Throat, and Gastrointestinal System267
Your Urinary Tract327
Women's Medical Problems337
Men's Medical Problems375
Sexually Transmitted Diseases389
Your Musculoskeletal System and Its Disorders405
Your Skin, Hair, and Nails437
Appendix 1: Smoking487
Appendix 2: Drug Names and Their Generic Equivalents496
Index502

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