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Drawing upon the research and expertise of more than 4,500 renowned physicians, this reference manual provides a clear look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for hundreds of potential health conditions. With almost 1,400 pages of updated content, the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book is a comprehensive health guide for the whole family.
In the completely revised fifth edition of the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, the experts at Mayo Clinic bring you in-depth information about health issues that can affect you at any age. From offering medical guidance for treating minor cuts, bruises, bites, or blisters, to identifying warning signs of more serious medical issues, this book gives a helpful overview for health conditions you may encounter as a parent, caretaker, or regular healthy adult.
The book is broken down into 5 convenient sections:
· Injuries and Symptoms
· Pregnancy and Healthy Children
· Healthy Adults
· Diseases and Disorders
· Tests and Treatments
As a busy adult, it can be difficult to track down information about living a healthy lifestyle. In addition to outlining medical guidance concerning vaccinations, nutrition and fitness, managing stress, and overcoming unhealthy behaviors, the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book explains diseases and disorders that can develop as we age, like sleep disorders, diabetes, mental illnesses, digestive problems, and different types of cancers.
And just as adult health conditions change with age, the same can be said for children. Whether it's healthcare for infants and toddlers or preteens and teenagers, this comprehensive manual helps give parents insight into every health condition their kids may face during all stages of childhood.
While the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book serves as a helpful tool to keep and reference throughout life, the book also provides essential medical information that may be needed in emergency situations. With detailed descriptions for performing CPR, the Heimlich Maneuver, and treating severe bleeds and burns, this book is an invaluable resource to study to help you prepare for the worst-case scenario.
Now with an updated, 48-page visual guide that helps readers have a better understanding of human anatomy, the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book is a must-have guide for understanding healthy living at all stages of life.
About the Author
Scott C. Litin, M.D., is a general internist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He is the editor-in-chief of the third, fourth, and fifth editions of the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, and also served as the editor of the Mayo Clinic A to Z Health Guide. Dr. Litin has been honored with numerous awards from Mayo Clinic, including the Outstanding Faculty Member award, the Distinguished Educator award, and the Distinguished Clinician award, which is known as Mayo Clinic’s highest honor for clinicians. In 2001, he was recognized with a Mastership in the College from the American College of Physicians, which selects its recipients based on their outstanding contributions to the development of internal medicine.