Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide

Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide


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Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide by Harvard Medical School, Medical School Harvard

The Harvard Medical School provides state-of-the-art health care to millions of Americans. Now, with this newly updated guidebook you can benefit from the expertise of more than 8,000 health professionals from some of the nation's most esteemed hospitals and research centers.

Today Americans have a better chance of living longer, healthier lives than ever before. But before we can utilize the benefits of modern medicine we must learn how to manage our own health. The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide is an essential, empowering resource that can help you to navigate our health care system with ease and confidence. Whether you depend on traditional fee-for-service care or subscribe to an HMO, this comprehensive volume will provide you with all the medical know-how you need at every stage of life, including:

• up-to-the-minute information about the diagnosis and treatment of hundreds of medical conditions, including the latest breakthroughs in diagnostic testing and the newest drug discoveries

• an easy-to-understand introduction to our health care system and how to navigate it

• expert advice on how to make the most of the time spent with your doctor

• the benefits and side effects of many brand-name and generic drugs

• what to do in case of a medical emergency

• suggestions for healthy living and disease prevention

• first-person survival stories and testimonials

• coping strategies from the country's most renowned physicians

• the latest scientific studies on low-carbohydrate diets, nutrition, and good health

...and much more. With symptomcharts, benefit/risk-assessment graphs, resource listings, a full glossary, even personal medical forms, this guidebook is the key to getting the best health care possible for you and your family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684863733
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 1272
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 2.40(h) x 9.40(d)

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Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Kareb More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent, excellent book - it will tell you when to go to the emergency room and when not to. Can't tell you how many times I have pulled this out in the middle of the night while my baby was screaming and it told us exactly what to do. The photos and diagrams are excellent especially when trying to figure out bug bites from rashes from allergic reactions. It's a great gift for a newly married couple or for a first baby.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The most up to date book on your medicl problems and how you can become you own Physician.