A year of health hints: 365 practical ways to feel better and live longer

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Rodale Press, 1990 - Health & Fitness - 372 pages
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Contents

Fast Relief for Everyday Health Problems
1
How to Fight a Fever
3
Daily Defense against Dandruff
4
Eight Ways to Sleep through Insomnia
5
Surefire Relief for Pinkeye
6
What to Do for a Sty
8
How to Quiet the Ringing in Your Ears
9
How to Stop a Nosebleed
10
Stop Family Friction Before It Starts
184
Your Emotions and Your Health
186
How to Manage Anger
187
Get Rid of Guilt
188
Defeat the Holiday Blues
189
A Cure for the Winter Doldrums
190
Take the Fear out of Phobias
191
Feel Better with Music
192

Declare War on Cold Sores
11
A Secret Weapon against Bad Breath
12
Soothing Remedies for Laryngitis
13
A Cure for Hiccups
14
How to Soothe a Sore Throat
15
Twelve Ways to Banish a Blemish
16
Effective Home Remedies for the Common Cold
18
Relief for Sinus Misery
19
Seven Ways to Fight Off the Flu
20
What You Dont Know about Asthma Can Hurt You
22
Dont Let Hay Fever Ruin Your Life
23
Bounce Back from Bronchitis
24
How to Take the Heat out of Heartburn
26
Freedom from Constipation
27
Put a Stop to Diarrhea
28
What to Do about Flatulence
29
Say GoodBye to Urinary Tract Infections
31
How to Muzzle Frostbite
32
Ten Ways to Get Rid of Winter Itch
33
A Simple Remedy for Prickly Heat
34
Leaflets Three Let Poison Ivy Be
35
Treatments for Warts
37
Nine Ways to Take the Itch out of Eczema
38
What to Do If You Get Shingles
39
Protect Yourself against Insect Stings
40
What Your Fingernails Reveal about Your Health
41
Free Yourself from Fatigue
43
How to Correct Common Anemia
44
What to Do for Fainting
45
Help for Your Aching Back
47
How to Describe Your PainAnd Get Relief
48
Twenty Questions to Diagnose Back Problems
50
The Dos and Donts of Lifting
52
Put Your Tennis Elbow on Ice
53
Nine Ways to Relieve Varicose Veins
54
Wipe Out Athletes Foot
55
Winning Remedies for Corns and Calluses
56
How to Deal with Ingrown Toenails
57
Warming Up Cold Hands and Feet
58
Major Medical Conditions Prevention Detection and Treatment
59
Making Up for Poor Memory
60
What It Tells You about Your Heart
61
Easy Exercise for Creaky Joints
62
Look for Clues That Can Save Your Life
64
New Ways to Restore Vision
65
The Way Up from Down
66
Be Kind to Your Liver
67
Eight Ways to Avoid the Deadliest Health Problem
68
Help for an Inflammatory Bowel Disorder
70
Warnings and Ways to Reduce Your Risk
71
Take Action If You Have the Symptoms _
72
Make Breathing Easier
73
What They Feel Like What You Can Do
74
You Can Keep Your Sight for Life
75
Relief at Last
76
Get It Down Keep It Down
77
A New Painless Solution
79
How to Avoid a Killer
80
You Can Live with It
81
Options to Consider
82
Tender Treatment for a Sensitive Stomach
83
How to Get Back on Your Feet
84
Tips for a Full Recovery
86
The Single Most Important Safeguard
87
Information Is the Best Defense
88
You Can Reduce the Risk
89
Look for These Signs
91
Get Fit Stay Fit
93
Consider an Exercise Stress Test
94
Set a Goal Then Go for It
95
Make an Appointment to ExerciseAnd Keep It
96
Follow Up with a CoolDown
97
Get Flexible
98
Figure Out Your Target Heart Rate
99
Pedal for Fitness
101
Swim the English Channel or Its Equivalent
102
Rate Your Aerobics Class
104
Choose an Exercise That Suits Your Body Type
105
Find Your Fitness Personality
106
Take Your Exercise a la Carte
107
Test Your Fitness Level
108
A Shoppers Guide to Exercise Equipment
109
How to Buy Sports Shoes That Fit
110
Take These WeatherWise Steps to Exercise
111
Eating for Peak Performance
112
When to Eat If Youre Going to Exercise
113
If Youre Sick Rest
114
Eating for Better Health
115
Eat Whole Fruit
116
Keep Produce at Its Peak
117
A Miniguide to Minerals
122
Wash That Produce
126
Adopt a BoneBuilder Diet
128
Fiber Up
131
Be a Smart Meat Eater
132
A Safer Way to Bring Home the Bacon
133
Eat Fish More Often
134
Drink Water the Nutrient for Every Cell
135
Shake Salt out of Your Diet
136
How to Decode Food Labels
137
Strategies for Reducing Fats and Cholesterol
138
Go for the Good Oils
139
Get Up and Go with Better Breakfasts
140
Getting Your Kids to Eat Right
141
Nine Tips for Healthier FastFood Meals
143
Weight Loss Tipping the Scales in Your Favor
145
Determining Your Ideal Body Weight
146
Find Out If Youre Overweight or Overfat
148
Figure Out Your Daily Calorie Quota
149
Trim the Fat and Trim Pounds
150
Keep Fat at Bay with Water Each Day
151
Put Your Menu on a Diet
152
Good Cheer for Holiday Dieting
155
How to Turn Your Cookie Jar into an Activities Director
156
Debunking Myths on Exercise and Weight Loss
157
Exercise Your Calories Away
158
Dont Let Appetite Triggers Shoot Down Your Diet
159
Keep a WeightLoss Diary
160
Knowing When Not to Weigh Yourself
161
How to Help a Heavy Child Lose Weight
162
Painless Ways to Eat Less without Starving
163
Reward Yourself for Weight Loss
164
Practice Positive Imagery to Avoid Bingeing
165
Success over Stress
167
How to Cope with Emotional Fender Benders
168
Five Simple Ways to Reduce Stress
169
How to Relax Muscle by Muscle
170
Use Your Imagination to Unwind
171
Remember to Relax with Biofeedback
172
Float Away Stress
173
Dont Be Afraid to Cry
174
Laugh Your Cares Away
175
Just Say No to Stressful Thoughts
176
Ward Off Worry in Five Easy Steps
177
Budget Your Time
178
Seven Ways to Cure Workaholism
179
If You Cant Alter Traffic Alter Your Mood
180
Keep Cool in a Crisis
181
Burned Out? Try This
182
Make Stress Work for You
183
Feeling Low? Get a Pet
193
How to Spot a Possible Suicide
194
When to Seek Professional Help
195
How to Find a Therapist You Trust
196
Freedom from Substance Abuse
197
Take the Nicotine Dependency Test
198
Blow Out Your Birthday CandlesIf You Can
199
Seven Answers to Smokers Excuses
200
The Warm Pheasant Plan to Quit Smoking
202
Nicotine Gum Can Help Smokers Quit
203
Wean Yourself off Pipes or Cigars
204
Snuff Out Smokeless Tobacco
205
Know Your LimitAnd Stick to It
206
Smart Tips for Business Drinking
208
How to Head Off a Hangover
209
Face Up to Your Drinking Habits
210
Where to Get Help for a Drinking Problem
211
If You Suspect Narcotics Overdose Act Fast
212
Stay Tuned to Hidden Signs of Substance Abuse in Teens
213
Dont Be Seduced by Cocaine
215
If You Take Valium Beware
216
Womens Health Problems
218
Examine Your Breasts Save Your Life
219
A LowFat Diet to Protect against Breast Cancer
220
Real Solutions to PMS
221
When to See a Gynecologist
222
Get Rid of Yeast Infections
223
Be Alert for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
224
The Facts about Fibroids
225
If You Take the Pill Dont Smoke
226
Tips for a Healthier Easier Pregnancy
227
Safe Pregnancy after ThirtyFive
228
How Long Expectant Mothers Can Stay on the Job
230
Smart Ways to Exercise during Pregnancy
231
Breast Care for Nursing Mothers
232
Riding Out Postpartum Blues
233
How to Take the Heat out of Hot Flashes
234
Tactics to Prevent Osteoporosis
235
Look into Estrogen Replacement Therapy
236
Mens Health Problems
238
Alternatives to Baldness
239
Stop Snoring for Good
240
Overcoming Impotence
241
Reversing Male Infertility
242
Facts and Fallacies about Vasectomies
243
How to Perform a Testicular Exam
244
Dont Be Too Macho for Your Own Good
245
A Happier Healthier Sex Life
247
Know Your Birth Control Options
248
The TooTiredforSex Syndrome
249
Stop Premature Ejaculation
250
Basic Facts about Sexually Transmitted Diseases STDs
252
Getting Rid of Genital Warts
253
The Subtle Signs of Chlamydia
254
Telltale Signs of Syphilis
255
If You Think You Have Gonorrhea Do This
256
What Condoms Can and Cant Do
257
How to Talk to Teens about Sex
258
Saying Yes to Sex after a Heart Attack
259
Selecting a Sex Therapist
260
Better Health over 55
261
Six Ways to Build Better Brainpower
262
Help for Hearing Loss
263
Guard against Denture Trouble
264
Make the Most of Mealtime
265
A Diet for Lifetime Health
266
How to Prevent Bowel Problems
267
Help for Bladder Control
268
How to Care for Mature Skin
269
What to Do about Liver Spots
270
Four Ingredients for a Happy Retirement
271
Stress Relief for Caregivers
272
The Healthy Traveler
273
Your Best Shot against Infectious Disease
274
Dont Forget Your Medication
275
Check Your Health Insurance Coverage
276
Taking the Stress out of Travel
277
Fitness in Flight
278
Plane Travel for Those with Special Health Problems
279
Prevent InFlight Ear Pops
280
Eat Drink and Be Wary
282
What to Do If Turista Strikes
283
Footwear and Foot Care for Travelers
284
Travel Hints for Retirees on the Go
285
Safe Travel for Pregnant Women
286
How to Locate a Physician away from Home
287
Be Smart Be Safe
289
Audit Your Home for Safety
290
Easy Ways to Childproof Your Home
293
Use Ladders Safely
294
Install Smoke DetectorsAnd Be Sure They Work
295
Know How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
296
Kitchen Safety
297
What to Do If Your Clothing Catches Fire
298
How to Save Your Life in a House Fire
299
Burglarproof Your Home
300
In Case of Accidental Poisoning Act Fast
301
Learn the ABCs of CPR
302
Procedures for Near Drowning
303
Keep a Survival Kit in Your Car
304
Traffic Tips for Tots
305
AfterDark Joggers Heed This Advice
306
Never Cycle without a Helmet and Other Tips for Safer Biking
307
AccidentFree Boating
308
Lawn Mower Safety
309
A Safer Way to Shovel Snow
310
Dental Health Beautiful Teeth for Life
311
All about Brushing and Flossing
312
The Right Way to Use Mouthwash
313
Sticky Snacks Spell Trouble
314
Take a Good Look at Your Gums
315
What to Do for Toothaches and Other Dental Emergencies
316
Ways to Relieve Dental Anxiety
317
Dont Pull That Tooth
318
Bonding for a Beautiful Smile
319
All about Medical Care
321
Save MoneySee a Specialist
322
How to Make the Most of a Doctor Visit
324
Rate Your Doctor
325
The Importance of an Emergency Room Companion
326
The ID Card That Can Save Your Life
327
Deciphering Prescriptions and Drug Labels
328
The Seven Golden Rules of Prescription Medicine
329
How to Take Painkillers Safely
330
Reducing the Risks of SelfPrescription
331
Aspirin Dos and Donts
332
Overhaul Your Medicine Cabinet
333
WhenAnd How OftenTo Have a Cholesterol Test and Other Routine Tests
334
Ask Is This XRay Really Necessary?
336
A Word to the Wise about Home Medical Tests
337
How to Avoid Hospital Germs
339
Review Your Patient Chart
340
Know What Treatment Youve Agreed To
341
When to Refuse Tests or Surgery
342
When in Doubt Get a Second Opinion
343
Reducing Presurgery Jitters
344
The Ins and Outs of Ambulatory Surgery
345
The Healthy Habit Test
346
Index
357
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