American Medical Association Complete Guide to Prevention and Wellness

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Wiley, Sep 29, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 544 pages
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From America's most trusted source for medical advice--a comprehensive guide to preventing illness and promoting wellness

If you're one of the millions of people who have decided to take more direct control of their health by focusing on illness prevention and self-care, the American Medical Association Complete Guide to Prevention and Wellness is the resource you need. This authoritative guide provides valuable information to help you prevent disease and stay healthy throughout your life. It lays out the foundations of good health and shows you the basic steps you can take to reduce your health risks and prevent major illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and some forms of cancer. You will learn how to avoid these and other common afflictions by making lifestyle changes and understanding what your body needs to stay fit and healthy.

Filled with leading-edge information, this indispensable reference also describes key risk-reducing measures, from eating a healthy diet and being more physically active to reducing stress, getting a good night's sleep, and having all the recommended screening tests. You will find the most effective techniques for avoiding food-borne illnesses, and you'll learn how to minimize specific risks for children, adolescents, women, and men.

Comprehensive in scope, easy to navigate, and filled with clear, helpful information and illustrations, the American Medical Association Complete Guide to Prevention and Wellness is the essential health resource for every age and stage of life.

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Contents

Part One THE BASICS OF PREVENTION AND WELLNESS 1 Nutrition Prevention and Wellness
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Live Younger Longer with Exercise
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Weight Prevention and Wellness
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For more than 150 years, the AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION has been the leading group of medical experts in the United States and one of the most respected health-related organizations in the world. The AMA continues to work to advance the art and science of medicine and to be an advocate for patients and the voice of physicians in the United States.

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