The Johns Hopkins Medical Handbook: The 100 Major Medical Disorders of People over the Age of 50

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The Johns Hopkins Medical Handbook explains in great depth the 100 major medical disorders that most affect the lives of adult men and women. The Handbook provides the background that you need to understand the effects of each of these, and other, disorders, then covers the diagnostics and treatments currently in use, adding the benefit of the most recent findings available. The Directory gives you the names, addresses, and phone numbers of America's teaching hospitals, health information organizations, ...
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Overview

The Johns Hopkins Medical Handbook explains in great depth the 100 major medical disorders that most affect the lives of adult men and women. The Handbook provides the background that you need to understand the effects of each of these, and other, disorders, then covers the diagnostics and treatments currently in use, adding the benefit of the most recent findings available. The Directory gives you the names, addresses, and phone numbers of America's teaching hospitals, health information organizations, government health agencies, and self-help groups. It also provides practical advice on how best to find an expert medical specialist; the hospital that is right for your needs; and the most reliable health information organizations and support groups. The hospital listings are even cross-referenced by disorder to make the right one for you easier to find.

"...covers diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, osteoporosis, hyperthyroidism, and impotence."

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Basic information about medical conditions can help older patients gain a better understanding of their own health and participate actively in healthcare. By being medically well informed, they can differentiate symptoms that are part of the normal aging process from those that signal illness. This handbook is a compendium of symptoms, diagnostic procedures, treatments, causes, and preventative measures for a variety of disorders that affect people over the age of 50: cancer, hearing loss, depression, insomnia. The text--prepared by Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in cooperation with health organizations such as the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the National Cancer Institute--is authoritative, clearly written, and illustrated with drawings and diagrams. Emphasizing patient participation, the book includes tips on finding a physician and hospital, descriptions of medical specialties, and a state-by-state list of teaching hospitals. There is also a directory of health information organizations. More detailed than H. Winter Griffith's Complete Guide to Symptoms, Illness and Surgery for People Over 50 ( LJ 6/15/92), this manual is highly recommended.-- Karen McNally Bensing, Benjamin Rose Inst. Lib., Cleveland
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The subtitle continues: ...and Directory to the Leading Teaching Hospitals, Treatment Centers, and Support Groups, and the directory comprises one-third of this reference. Entries, organized by system or organ, have been taken from recent publications for the general public from 20 national medical associations, prepared and supplemented by the editors of the Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50 and specialists at Johns Hopkins. Although disorders have been selected for their relevance to people over age 50, the discussions are relevant to adults of any age. Writing is clear, without condescension, and with enough detail to at least begin communication with a doctor or verify the basics. Distributed by Random House. Printed on acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780679418061
  • Publisher: Random House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/1992

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
1 Cancer 13
2 The Blood 115
3 The Brain and Nervous System 125
4 Dental and Oral Disorders 197
5 The Digestive System 205
6 The Ears, Nose, and Throat 251
7 The Endocrine System 267
8 The Eyes 297
9 The Heart and Blood Vessels 313
10 The Kidneys and Urinary Tract 357
11 The Lungs and Respiratory System 369
12 The Muscles and Bones 387
13 The Skin 415
14 Health Problems of Men 421
15 Health Problems of Women 433
16 Mental Health 455
Directory to the American Medical Care System 473
Acknowledgments 624
Index 628
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