Mayo Clinic Family Health Book

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Overview

Since its initial publication in 1990, Mayo Clinic Family Health Book has become a classic home medical reference, selling more than 1 million copies. Now in its third edition, this completely revised, generously illustrated volume offers the latest in medical knowledge with a strong emphasis on self-care. From prevention to treatment, from infancy to old age, this comprehensive health guide offers reliable, easy-to-understand information. Mayo Clinic took root in farm fields near Rochester, Minn., in the late ...
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Overview

Since its initial publication in 1990, Mayo Clinic Family Health Book has become a classic home medical reference, selling more than 1 million copies. Now in its third edition, this completely revised, generously illustrated volume offers the latest in medical knowledge with a strong emphasis on self-care. From prevention to treatment, from infancy to old age, this comprehensive health guide offers reliable, easy-to-understand information. Mayo Clinic took root in farm fields near Rochester, Minn., in the late 1800s. It grew from the medical practice of a country doctor, William Worrall Mayo, and the partnership of his two sons, William J. and Charles H. Mayo -- affectionately known as Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie. The brothers' innovative ideas and tireless work in learning and creating new surgical techniques attracted international attention. Physicians from around the world came to watch the Mayo brothers perform surgery. The Mayo brothers invited other doctors to join them, forming teams of medical experts. Today, Mayo Clinic -- one of the world's oldest and largest multispecialty group practices -- comprises more than 45,000 physicians, scientists, nurses and other staff at its three locations in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz., and its regional community-based health care practices.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603200776
  • Publisher: Oxmoor House
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1448
  • Sales rank: 74,157
  • Product dimensions: 8.64 (w) x 11.06 (h) x 2.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Mayo Clinic is one of the world's oldest and largest multispecialty group practices. Since 1904, millions of people from all walks of life have found answers at Mayo Clinic.

With the Family Health Book 4th Edition, Mayo Clinic continues its history of providing the answers and information you need to make positive changes in your health and your family member's health.

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Table of Contents

Foreword v
Preface xi
How to Use This Book xiv
Part I Living Well 1
Chapter 1 Getting Immunized 3
Chapter 2 Eating Right 17
Chapter 3 Controlling Your Weight 37
Chapter 4 Keeping Active 51
Chapter 5 Managing Stress 69
Chapter 6 Addressing Risky Behaviors 77
Chapter 7 Caring for Your Teeth 101
Chapter 8 Participating in Your Health Care 109
Chapter 9 Practicing Safety 121
Chapter 10 Staying Healthy When Traveling 131
Chapter 11 Addressing End-of-Life Issues 139
Part II Common Conditions and Concerns Through Life's Stages 145
Chapter 12 Infant and Toddler Years 147
Chapter 13 Preschool to Preteen Years 187
Chapter 14 Teenage Years 225
Chapter 15 Pregnancy and Childbirth 247
Chapter 16 Adult Years 287
Chapter 17 Death and Dying 315
Part III Making Sense of Your Symptoms 323
Signs and Symptoms Common in Adults 326
Signs and Symptoms Common in Children 336
Part IV First Aid and Emergency Care 341
Choking and the Heimlich Maneuver 344
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 347
Severe Bleeding 355
Burns 359
Trauma 361
Shock 370
Fainting, Seizure and Stroke 373
Poisoning 379
Bites and Stings 384
Foreign Bodies 390
Cold-Related Emergencies 393
Heat-Related Emergencies 395
Mental Health Emergencies 398
Visual Guide: Anatomy and Common Disorders 401
Part V Diseases and Disorders 441
Chapter 18 Genetics and Disease 443
Chapter 19 Cancer 459
Chapter 20 Infectious Diseases 483
Chapter 21 Allergies and Asthma 521
Chapter 22 Brain and Nerves 549
Chapter 23 Eyes 619
Chapter 24 Ears, Nose and Throat 661
Chapter 25 Teeth and Mouth 697
Chapter 26 Heart and Blood Vessels 727
Chapter 27 Lungs and Respiratory System 795
Chapter 28 Breast Conditions 829
Chapter 29 Digestive System 847
Chapter 30 Kidneys and Urinary Tract 915
Chapter 31 Bones, Joints and Muscles 947
Chapter 32 Endocrine System 1017
Chapter 33 Female Reproductive System 1055
Chapter 34 Male Reproductive System 1105
Chapter 35 Blood 1129
Chapter 36 Skin, Hair and Nails 1165
Chapter 37 Mental Illness 1217
Chapter 38 Sleep Disorders 1249
Part VI Tests and Treatments 1265
Chapter 39 Diagnostic Tests 1267
Chapter 40 Medications Guide 1283
Chapter 41 Surgery 1321
Chapter 42 Pain Management 1325
Chapter 43 Complementary and Alternative Medicine 1341
Glossary 1353
Resources 1377
Index 1391
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

    excellent guidebook for all variety of health issues

    Had the original "Mayo Family Health Book", this new version is well written and formatted in very useful order. Our son and daughter-in-law enjoyed looking at the book, found it to be so useful to their family of three boys, we gave the book to them. Will get one for us soon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Outstanding!!

    Outstanding!!

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    This book is very good at explaining medical terms/conditions in

    This book is very good at explaining medical terms/conditions in more easily understood terms than some of the self help medical websites. 
    I bought it to replace an older edition from another well known medical institution and was pleasantly surprised to see it was easier to understand and find what I was looking for. 



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  • Posted December 5, 2008

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    The Best Home Medical Reference

    Since we're educated and a doctor can only review us for an hour, I've always figured, I should do my homework on personal health troubles. Before arriving at Barnes and Noble, I turned down the chance to see about a program to be a rural medical doctor as I figured, I couldn't afford it and the staggering time involved would not be worth the quality time I'd loose with my little girl, nevertheless, I like to keep up on the latest in preventative health care and have witnessed several impossible changes for the better in myself due to being well informed. Here and abroad, it also helps me check the tracks of what the doctor recommends. This way, I know if they're ignoring the recommendation not to overprescribe antibiotics, or how much their leaving out on my symptoms. It gives me a starting place to figure out what's what, and look up more info.<BR/><BR/>I lived in Mexico for 10 years and one thing I appreciated was that my books and magazines could cross customs with no trouble. When I read about 2 feet's worth a books mostly about baby and child care, waiting for my baby to arrive on the scene, I started with reading this one as an overview of what's going on all over people's bodies. One thing I especially appreciated was a list of all the recommended tests and innoculations in all 50 states, so I figured, I'd just ask the doctor to send me off to get all of them for my newborn to make sure that she was in tip top health. Nevertheless, being informed I found though some cost a good bit, if we don't get them and the baby is one of the unfortunate ones later they can have terrible things that are totally avoidable.<BR/><BR/>So I stand by me and my Mayo as a really great reference book for anyone's library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2006

    AWESOME MEDICAL INFO!!!!!!!

    I PURCHASED THIS BOOK,IT IS VERY INFORMATIVE,AND WORTH EVERY PENNY.IT EXPLAINS EVRYTHING IN A WAY THAT ANYONE CAN UNDERSTAND.EXCELLENT BOOK TO HAVE.

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