Mayo Clinic Family Health Book 5th Edition

Completely Revised and Updated

Edited by Scott C. Litin
LIST PRICE $49.95

About The Book

The comprehensive 5th edition of the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book draws upon the knowledge and expertise of more than 4,500 physicians, scientists and researchers. Prior editions of this trusted medical reference guide have sold more than 1.5 million copies. And with 38 chapters and almost 1,400 pages, this new, updated edition will provide the information people need to check symptoms; understand prevention and treatment options, and so much more.

The information in this book is easy-to-understand and organized into convenient sections: Injuries and Symptoms, Pregnancy and Healthy Children, Healthy Adults, Diseases and Disorders, Tests and Treatments. It also includes a 48-page color section to help understand human anatomy. From infancy to old age, from prevention to treatment, from standard practices to alternative medicine, the comprehensive 5th edition of the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book is a must-have for every family. 

Mayo Clinic is a world leader in patient care and health information. Located in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz., along with multiple community-based practices, Mayo employs more than 4,500 physicians, scientists and researchers working together to care for patients and advance medical science.

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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

Product Details

  • Publisher: Mayo Clinic Press (May 29, 2018)
  • Length: 1392 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781945564024

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