Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide

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Simon and Schuster, 2005 - Medical - 1312 pages
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The Harvard Medical School provides state-of-the-art health care to millions of Americans. Now, with this newly updated guidebook you can benefit from the expertise of more than 8,000 health professionals from some of the nation's most esteemed hospitals and research centers.

Today Americans have a better chance of living longer, healthier lives than ever before. But before we can utilize the benefits of modern medicine we must learn how to manage our own health. The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide is an essential, empowering resource that can help you to navigate our health care system with ease and confidence. Whether you depend on traditional fee-for-service care or subscribe to an HMO, this comprehensive volume will provide you with all the medical know-how you need at every stage of life, including:

• up-to-the-minute information about the diagnosis and treatment of hundreds of medical conditions, including the latest breakthroughs in diagnostic testing and the newest drug discoveries

• an easy-to-understand introduction to our health care system and how to navigate it

• expert advice on how to make the most of the time spent with your doctor

• the benefits and side effects of many brand-name and generic drugs

• what to do in case of a medical emergency

• suggestions for healthy living and disease prevention

• first-person survival stories and testimonials

• coping strategies from the country's most renowned physicians

• the latest scientific studies on low-carbohydrate diets, nutrition, and good health

...and much more. With symptom charts, benefit/risk-assessment graphs, resource listings, a full glossary, even personal medical forms, this guidebook is the key to getting the best health care possible for you and your family.

 

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Contents

FOREWORD
Taking Charge of Your Health 29
Health of Infants and Children 945
How Your Body Works 97
HOW YOU SMELL AND TASTE 103
HOW YOU MAKE BLOOD 109
HOW YOUR KIDNEYs WORK 115
YOU AND YOUR DOCTOR 121
Digestive System 743
ESOPHAGUS 746
GALLBLADDER AND BILE DUCTS 770
SMALL INTESTINE 774
Urinary System 803
Hormonal Disorders 829
THYROID GLAND DISORDERS 844
Infections

Blood Disorders 709
UNDERSTANDING GENETICS 126
HOW To use THE synIPTOM CHARTs 171
BLOOD DONATION AND TRANSFUSION 711
WOMENs symptoms 266
sYMPTOMS OF INFANTs AND CHILDREN 293
Brain and Nervous System 337
HEADACHE 354
CANCER 357
THINKING DiSORDERs 362
Behavioral and Emotional Disorders 391
TYPES OF THERAPY 393
Eyes 415
FOCUSING PROBLEMs 420
OuTER surface OF THE EYE 427
OTHER EYE CONDITIONS 445
Ears Nose and Throat 447
Skin Hair and Nails 528
OTHER IMPORTANTSKIN CONDITIONs 562
CANCEROUS MALIGNANT GROWTHS 565
INJURIES 567
Disorders OF THE MOUTH 567
SKIN 582
Bones Joints and Muscles 592
Heart Blood Vessels
DISEASES OF THE HEART MUSCLE AND LINING 682
DISEASE OF THE ARTERIES AND VEINS 698
Infertility Pregnancy and Childbirth 903
Health of Adolescents 1021
KNOWING YOUR ADOLESCENT CHILD 1021
Health of Women 1039
A WOMANs REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM 1039
BREASTs 1056
VULVA 1065
OVARIES AND FALLOPIANTUBEs 1078
SEXUALITY 1082
TESTICLES AND SCROTUM 1089
THE AGING MALE 1111
HOW OUR SENSE 5 CHANGE WITH AGE 1114
Death and Dying 1138
Medicines 1148
COMMON DRUG CLASSEs 1160
DRUG INTERACTIONs CHART 1167
First Aid and Emergency Care 1190
Replaceable Parts
BOARDCERTIFIED MEDICAL SPECIALISTS 1228
FEDERAL AGENCIES 1238
MEDICAL RECORDS SUMMARY 1246
INFERTILITY 904
EARs 449
PREGNANCY 914
COMMON DISCOMFORTS OF PREGNANCY 923
NOSE 460
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About the author (2005)

Komaroff is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Senior Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and Editor in Chief of Harvard Health Publications.

Robert L. Barbieri, M.D., is the chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School.

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