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Mayo Clinic Family Health Book 5th Edition

Completely Revised and Updated

Edited by Scott C. Litin

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.

 

Part I Injuries and Symptoms 11

Chapter 1 First Aid and Emergency Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13

2 Making Sense of Your Symptoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  73

Part II Pregnancy and Healthy Children 89

Chapter 3 Pregnancy and Childbirth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

4 Infant and Toddler Years. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

5 Preschool and Early School Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

6 Preteen and Teenage Years. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209

Part III Healthy Adults 229

Chapter 7 Vaccinations and Screenings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

8 Nutrition and Weight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247

9 Fitness.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281

10 Stress. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301

11 Unhealthy Behaviors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309

12 Healthy Travel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333

13 End-of-Life Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341

Visual Guide: Anatomy and Common Disorders 353

Part IV Diseases and Disorders 401

Chapter 14 Genetics and Disease. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403

15 Cancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417

16 Infectious Diseases. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441

17 Allergies and Asthma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483

18 Brain and Nerves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 511

19 Eyes and Vision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 581

20 Ears, Nose and Throat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623

21 Teeth and Mouth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 659

22 Heart and Blood Vessels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 693

23 Lungs and Respiratory System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 761

24 Breast Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 795

25 Digestive System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 815

26 Kidneys and Urinary Tract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 885

27 Bones, Joints and Muscles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 919

28 Endocrine System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 993

29 Blood and Lymphatic System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1031

30 Skin, Hair and Nails. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1065

31 Mental Illness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1121

32 Sleep Disorders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1155

33 Women’s Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1171

34 Men’s Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1229

Part V Tests and Treatments 1255

Chapter 35 Tests and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1257

36 Medications Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1267

37 Pain Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1299

38 Integrative Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1317

Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1329

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1351