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American Medical Association Family Medical Guide

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ISBN-10: 0679412905

ISBN-13: 9780679412908

Edition: 3rd 1994 (Revised)

Authors: Charles B. Clayman, American Medical Association Staff

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When it was first published in 1982, The American Medical Association Family Medical Guide set a new standard for depth, authority, and accessibility. The completely updated and expanded third edition of this landmark guide brings this bestselling medical home reference into the nineties. It is simply the most useful, comprehensive home health reference ever published, brought to you by the nation's most respected medical authority. This lavishly illustrated volume, prepared by a a team of over forty distinguished medical authorities under the direction of the American Medical Association, incorporates the most significant trend in health care: wellness and preventive medicine. It covers the sweeping revolution in technology and puts more emphasis on the reader as a health-care consumer. It also updates the information on the most prominent health issues of the nineties, including Alzheimer's disease, AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, stress, death and dying, drug abuse, and more. The book is divided into four sections for easy reference. Part I, "Your Healthy body," contains specific tips you can use for preventive self-care and encourages you to adopt a more healthy lifestyle, with advice on diet, exercise, losing weight, reducing stress, and stopping smoking. A full-color atlas of the human body shows you the location and name of almost every organ, nerve, bone, and muscle. Part II, "Symptoms and Self-Diagnosis," provides the clearest, most reliable aid for recognizing medical problems ever published for the layperson. Over 165 pages of unique diagnostic symptom charts with clear questions and yes/no answers will help you track down what a particular symptom may signify and advise you whether it is something you may safely treat yourself, a condition requiring a doctor's visit, or an emergency requiring immediate medical attention. Consistently voted the book's most popular feature by readers' polls, these charts alone can save you time and money by sparing you needless visits to the doctor. Full-color photographs, used in conjunction with the charts, will help you identify various conditions and decide when to seek medical advice. An all-new diagnostic imaging section introduces full-color images of ultrasound, Doppler, MRI, CT scans, and other technologies that are becoming commonplace in doctors' offices and hospitals. Part III, "Diseases, Disorders, and Other Problems," provides detailed, accessible, expertly illustrated articles on more than 650 medical problems. Separate sections address the special problems of men, women, couples, infants and children, adolescents, and older people, including a comprehensive section on pregnancy and childbirth. Part IV of the guide, "Caring for the Sick," covers all the basics of professional medical care, home nursing, and caregiving. You'll learn how to choose a personal physician, how to get the most out of your hospital's services, what your rights as a patient are, and how to cope with a sick child or older person or someone with a terminal illness. You'll also find a glossary of over 300 medical terms and a color-coded section on first aid that includes the most up-to-date CPR positions and other lifesaving information. The American Medical Association is committed to the principle that, as patients and health consumers, we need to do all we can to work more effectively with our physicians and health care teams. This third edition of the Family Medical Guide -- easy to understand, superbly designed, beautifully illustrated, and brimming with up-to-date information -- will help you and your family stay healthy and help you create an effective partnership with your doctor when you need it. It belongs on every family's reference shelf.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/6/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 784
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 4.136
Language: English

Your healthy body
Introductionp. 12
Tests and screeningp. 14
Facts about cancerp. 16
How to strengthen your backp. 19
Why exercise is good for youp. 20
Preventing osteoporosisp. 24
Your diet and healthp. 26
Losing weightp. 34
Sex and healthp. 36
The effects of stressp. 38
Alcohol problemsp. 42
Other drug abuse and drug dependencep. 47
The dangers of tobaccop. 48
Safety and environmentp. 52
Atlas of the bodyp. 57
Symptoms and self-diagnosis
Self-diagnosis symptom charts
How to use the chartsp. 74
How to find the chart you needp. 76
General chartsp. 78
Charts for menp. 194
Charts for womenp. 196
Charts for couplesp. 212
Charts for childrenp. 214
Charts for older peoplep. 238
Visual aids to diagnosisp. 241
Diagnostic imaging techniquesp. 257
Diseases, disorders, and other problems
Skin, hair, and nail disorders
Introductionp. 266
Skinp. 267
Hair and nailsp. 279
Disorders of the brain and nervous system
Introductionp. 283
Vascular disordersp. 285
Infectionsp. 290
Structural disordersp. 293
Neurophysiologic disordersp. 303
Degenerative disordersp. 312
Other neurological disordersp. 316
Behavioral and emotional problems
Introductionp. 318
Mental disordersp. 318
Addictions and abusesp. 328
Eye disorders
Introductionp. 334
Errors of refractionp. 336
Eyelids and the front of the eyep. 340
Glaucomap. 346
Back of the eye and orbitp. 349
Disorders of the ear
Introductionp. 354
The outer earp. 356
The middle earp. 358
The inner earp. 363
Disorders of the respiratory system
Introductionp. 366
The nosep. 368
The throatp. 376
The lungs and chestp. 379
Disorders of the heart and circulation
Introductionp. 396
Major disordersp. 398
Heart rate and rhythmp. 416
Heart valve diseasesp. 421
Heart muscle and pericardiump. 429
Circulationp. 434
Blood disorders
Introductionp. 449
Anemiap. 450
Bleeding and bruisingp. 455
Leukemiap. 457
Bone marrowp. 460
Lymphatic systemp. 463
Disorders of digestion and nutrition
Introductionp. 467
Teeth and gumsp. 469
Mouth and tonguep. 483
Esophagusp. 488
Infections of the digestive tractp. 491
Stomach and duodenump. 496
Generalized abdominal problemsp. 502
Herniasp. 505
Small intestinep. 508
Large intestinep. 512
The anusp. 519
Liver, gallbladder, and pancreasp. 522
Nutrition and metabolismp. 530
Disorders of the urinary tract
Introductionp. 539
Infections, inflammation, and injuryp. 541
Cysts, tumors, and stonesp. 546
Kidney failurep. 550
Hormonal disorders
Introductionp. 553
Pituitary glandp. 554
Pancreasp. 558
Adrenal glandsp. 563
Thyroid and parathyroid glandsp. 565
Disorders of the muscles, bones, and joints
Introductionp. 570
Injuriesp. 573
Muscle and tendon disordersp. 578
Bone diseasesp. 581
Backachesp. 584
Joint disordersp. 588
Connective tissue diseasesp. 593
General infections and infestations
Introductionp. 596
Infectionsp. 597
Infestationsp. 607
Men's health
Introductionp. 611
Testicles and scrotump. 612
Prostate glandp. 615
Bladder, urethra, penis, and rectump. 618
Women's health
Introductionp. 623
Menstruation and menopausep. 624
Breastsp. 629
Ovaries, uterus, and cervixp. 635
Bladder and urethrap. 643
Vagina and vulvap. 645
Sexuality
Introductionp. 648
Infertility and contraceptionp. 649
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)p. 654
Sexual problemsp. 657
Pregnancy and childbirth
Introductionp. 661
General concerns of pregnancyp. 666
Complications of early pregnancyp. 673
Complications of mid-pregnancyp. 675
Complications of late pregnancyp. 676
Childbirthp. 679
After pregnancy and childbirthp. 687
Children's health
Introductionp. 690
Newborn and early infantsp. 690
Congenital disorders of the central nervous systemp. 700
Congenital heart disordersp. 702
Congenital disorders of the digestive systemp. 706
Congenital disorders of the skeletonp. 710
Skinp. 712
Nervous system and psychological disordersp. 713
Eyes and earsp. 721
Respiratory systemp. 723
Blood disordersp. 728
Digestive system and nutritionp. 730
Urinary tract and sex organsp. 736
Muscles, bones, and jointsp. 740
Childhood infectious diseasesp. 744
Adolescent health
Introductionp. 755
Medical disordersp. 757
Psychological and behavioral disordersp. 760
Older people's health
Introductionp. 765
Caring for the sick
The American health care system
Introductionp. 776
Choosing and using physiciansp. 777
Office and clinic carep. 778
Public healthp. 779
The hospitalp. 781
Nursing facilitiesp. 784
Alternative medicinep. 785
Caregiving at homep. 786
Dying and deathp. 800
Drug glossaryp. 808
Glossaryp. 821
Injuries and emergenciesp. 833
Indexp. 849
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