From chronic diseases to infectious conditions, a growing number of health issues face countries all over the world. With the advent of globalization, more and more young people than ever are having their lives taken by diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and heart disease-but there is still hope for improving this ever-changing health situation.
The answer lies in empowerment and education, and understanding the incredible machine that is the human body. With this revolutionary health care guide, people can begin to educate themselves and take charge of their own health, regardless of their current knowledge of technical terms or medical jargon.
Written by experienced health care professionals, with the average patient in mind, this book covers most major areas of general medicine-from the vital organs and their functional impairments to infectious diseases to environmental and occupational health risks. It includes up-to-date information about disease specific signs and symptoms, the latest approaches used by medical professionals for clinical diagnoses, treatments, and ways to work on health and wellness at home. The book provides guidance to patients and families on what questions to ask of their doctors and then make informed medical care decisions for safe and effective results.
In addition to providing valuable information for patients and consumers, the book serves as a clinical manual for professionals, particularly young doctors, nurses, allied-health professionals, and students just starting out in the world of health care. It is full of practical information regarding the physician-patient relationship, and effective communication strategies for health care professionals. It serves as a handy reference to basic physiology, common diseases/disorders, and infectious conditions that affect men, women and children of all ages. It provides concise information on hundreds of the latest clinical diagnostic tests/procedures and medical/surgical treatments recommended by experienced doctors for their patients
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About the Author
For the next thirty years, Dr. Veluchamy worked in several senior management positions in the United States' health care systems, including the roles of: corporate vice president and director at the Ohio Heart and Vascular Institute, the Advanced Treatments and Bionics Institute, and the Center for Clinical Technology and Patient Treatment Outcomes Research at Mount Carmel Health; and president of the Hospital Technology Consulting Group in Ohio. He has written extensively in health care journals on clinical technology assessment, clinical quality & safety, and patient safety management aspects.
In 2006, he founded the Global Health Reach Group, USA, providing management consulting services to hospitals in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2013, Dr. Veluchamy founded the Global Health Reach Foundation LLC, United States to help produce health educational materials (in patient-friendly language) including books and other communication channels for the people in developing countries and all around the world.
Global Health Reach Foundation's Mission: To Help Improve People's Health through Education and Empowerment in developing countries and all around the world.
N. Ponnusamy, MD, a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, has practiced for over thirty years as general and gastrointestinal surgeon in Ohio, California, and Oregon.
Dharman Annadurai, MD, a pulmonary medicine specialist, has practiced for over thirty-one years in VA hospitals in Kansas, New York, and Ohio. He has conducted many education seminars for physicians in the United States on effective physician-to-patient communication strategies.