Take Care of Yourself: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Medical Self-Care
A revised edition of the classic self-care guide, with new research on aging. "Every family should have this book"(Annals of Internal Medicine).
Continuing to break new ground after forty years in print, Take Care of Yourself is the go-to guide for at home self-care. Simple to use, even in a crisis, the easy-to-navigate flowcharts help you quickly look up your symptoms and find an explanation of likely causes and possible home remedies, as well as advice on when you should go see a doctor. This comprehensive guide covers emergencies, over 175 healthcare concerns, the twenty things you should keep in a home pharmacy, and how to work best with your doctor. This new edition explains the latest research on how to postpone aging and what you can do to prevent chronic illness and stay in your best shape as you age. With new information on the Zika virus, prescription pain relievers, and other pertinent updates throughout, Take Care of Yourself remains your path to the most comprehensive and dependable self-care.
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Chapter Two Home Medicine Chest
Chapter Three Emergencies
Chapter Four Common Injuries
Chapter Five Ear Nose Throat Eye and Mouth Problems
Chapter Six Skin Problems
Chapter Seven Childhood Diseases
Chapter Nine Chest Abdominal and Urinary Problems
Chapter Ten Generalized Problems
Chapter Eleven Womens Health
Chapter Twleve Sexual Problems and Questions
Chapter Thirteen Working with Your Doctor and Your Health Care System
Chapter Eight Bones Muscles and Joints
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