Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Healthiness: Dr. Dean's Straight-Talk Answers to Hundreds of Your Most Pressing Health Questions

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 624 pages
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America is in a chronic state of confusion and anxiety about matters ofhealth. Each day, we are bombarded with news of medical breakthroughs,wonder drugs, and hidden dangers. Now author and radio host Dr. DeanEdell clears things up with this at-home medical resource that squarelyconfronts more than five hundred common health concerns, including:

  • The skinny on fat, carbs, Atkins, and Xenical
  • Sex, with a look at Viagra, orgasms, chlamydia, and HPV
  • "Alternative medicine" and the myths of herbs, essential oils,and supplements
  • Women's issues, from fertility to breast-feeding to fibroids
  • Botox, breast implants, and the business of beauty
  • Infectious diseases, from the common cold to the WestNile virus
  • Cancer—breast, colon, prostate—and advances in early
  • screening and treatment
  • Addictions, including coffee, booze, grass, Vicodin, and Paxil

Containing quizzes, symptom checklists, web links, and recommendedreading lists, this invaluable guide will help you take charge of your ownhealth, save time and money, and alleviate anxiety over health issues today.

 

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Contents

Theres a Reason Were Fat
1
Good Sex Bad Sex No Sex
62
Alternative Medicine
106
The Womens Room from Fertility to Fibroids
149
Smart Medicine for Your Children
201
Old Is All in Your Head Now Where Did
265
Botox Brava Bras and the Business of Beauty
313
Healthy Minds Healthy Lives
362
The Dirt on Infectious Diseases
402
Strange Lumps and Second Opinions
446
The Hard Facts on Booze Grass Paxil
487
Life Liberty and Medical Miscellany
529
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Dean Edell, M.D., probably has the largest medical practice in the United States -- his hugely popular radio and television broadcasts are heard by more than ten million fans every week. A graduate of Cornell University Medical College and the author of the national best-seller Eat, Drink, and Be Merry, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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