Health Basics: A Doctor's Plainspoken Advice about how Your Body Works and what to Do when it Doesn't

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Next Decade, Inc., 2003 - Health & Fitness - 409 pages
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Would you like to know how your body functions, what happens in sickness and how to optimize your chances for better health? Become an informed participant in your health care by getting the answers to hundreds of questions like these: What are the proven health benefits of exercise? Why don't doctors like high-protein diets? How much alcohol is too much? What is cancer, anyway? What is a nutritional supplement, and why do doctors sigh when I ask? How can I get what I want from my visit to the doctor? Why does my heart skip like that? Why is my cholesterol high when I eat like a rabbit? When should I call 911 instead of a doctor's office? Why can't I stop coughing? Why do I have heartburn and when should I see a doctor? How can I control my bladder better? What is really known about estrogen? How can I relieve my PMS? Book jacket.
 

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Contents

Staying Healthy
1
Common Sense Nutrition
9
Obesity and Weight Loss
17
Allergies
23
Infections and Antibiotics
29
Smoking
37
Cancer
49
Vaccinations and Associated Diseases
57
Glandular and Metabolic Diseases
141
The Heart and Cardiovascular System
153
The Respiratory System
187
The Gastrointestinal System
201
The Urinary System
221
The Musculoskeletal System
235
Womens Health
265
Mens Health Issues
289

Travel Health
63
Herbals Vitamins and Other Nutritional Supplements
73
Health Assessment
95
How to Get What You Want from Your Office Visit
103
Body Systems
107
The Eye
121
The Ear
127
The Throat
137
The Neurological System
299
Mental Health
333
Glossary
341
Resources
367
Index
379
Order Form
409
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