If you're medically curious, then you'll love the treasure trove of information that Dr. Larry Romane shares in this little book.
This longtime ER doctor has always been surprised at how little people know about medical matters, but he knows that knowledge can be challenging to grasp when doctors call a heart attack an "acute myocardial infarction" and a simple toothache an"anaerobic gingival abscess"
Romane cuts through that jargon to answer questions such as:
- Why is everyone getting diabetes?
- Are brand name medicines safer than generic versions?
- Do you need antibiotics for upper respiratory infections?
He also shares valuable insights, such as: A pound of fat contains about 3,500 calories-so cutting 100 calories every day for a year would take off about ten pounds; X-rays may cause future DNA changes in a cell, leading to cancer decades in the future; and only about five percent of dog bites get infected versus sixty percent of cat bites-another reason a dog is man's best friend.
You'll be surprised by all the medical information you don't know - some of it quite useful - in R U Medically Curious?