Consumer's Guide to Free Medical Information by Phone and by Mail

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Prentice Hall, Jan 1, 1993 - Medical - 328 pages
This comprehensive guide tells you where and how to obtain the best health-care information available today. You will now be able to make informed, intelligent decisions about proper health care treatment.
This unique, all-in-one resource includes descriptions of over 400 organizations and institutions that offer free medical information and assistance - medical, emotional, and sometimes financial - by phone and/or by mail. Many provide 800-number hotlines.
Within seconds, you'll know who to contact for the latest and most authoritative information on more than 300 health-related subjects - from cholesterol, diabetes, headaches, and weight loss to cancer, Lyme Disease, AIDS, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
What's more, you can be sure the information you receive is accurate and up-to-date because only the most credible and distinguished organizations are included in the guide - from government agencies including the National Institutes of Health and The President's Committee on Physical Fitness, and large health organizations such as The American Cancer Society and The American Heart Association... to University Medical School Departments with special expertise in treating specific ailments, and smaller non-profit support groups that provide information and counseling on individual conditions.
For each organization, the guide lists its aim or purpose...its publications...the special services it offers...a current address and phone number...and, where available, a toll-free 800 hotline number.
Here's a brief sampling of the goldmine of FREE information the guide gives you fast access to hearing tests by attractive option for on how to beat depression...burn and orthopedic treatment for children...the latest information on AIDS...treatment and care for aging and sun-damaged skin...foot care for older people...tactics for coping with aging on diagnostic ultrasound imaging in pregnancy...steps for preventing baby bottle tooth and tips for better nutrition during cancer treatment...strategies to make your heart last longer...information on obesity and energy metabolism...and the latest findings, treatments, and issues on hundreds of other health care topics.
Plus, this guide offers quick access to information through its easy-to-use alphabetic subject headings and its extensive index.

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About the author (1993)

Arthur Winter is a graduate of Frostburg State University (located in the mountains of western Maryland), where he received his BS in chemistry. Currently, he is a fourth-year doctoral student in organic chemistry at the University of Maryland in College Park, where his research involves studying extremely short-lived reactive intermediates (

Ruth Winter, M.S., is an award-winning science writer who is nationally known for her many books and magazine articles in "Family Circle, "Woman's Day, "Good Housekeeping, and "Reader's Digest. She is also the author of "A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, "A Consumer's Dictionary of Medicines: Prescription, Over-the-Counter, Homeopathic, and Herbal, and "Poisons in Your Food.

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