eBook Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0684863731
  • ISBN-13: 9780684863733
  • DDC: 610
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1300 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released February 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005
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Overview

An accessible guide to family health care discusses drug interactions, symptoms, first aid, and how to choose a family doctor, including a new research about hormone therapy and heart surgery.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Dedication.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Welcome to the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide.
Acknowledgments.
Editorial Staff.
Editor-in-Chief.
Deputy Editors for Paperback Edition.
Associate Editors.
Contributing Editors.
1: Navigating the Health Care System.
2: The System 100 Years Ago.
3: The System Today.
4: Triumphs of 20th Century Medicine.
5: Problems of 20th Century Medicine.
6: Your Rights.
7: Informed Consent.
8: Your Right to Privacy.
9: Your Right to Medical Care.
10: Your Right to Make Decisions.
11: If you are Unable to Make Decisions.
12: Doctors.
13: How to Choose and Evaluate a Doctor.
14: Primary Care Doctors and Specialists.
15: How Doctors Practice.
16: Hospitals.
17: Hospital Quality.
18: Health Insurance.
19: Fee-for-Service.
20: Managed Care.
21: How to Choose a Health Plan.
22: Medicare.
23: Medicaid.
24: Veterans Administration and Military Hospitals.
25: Medical Malpractice.
26: Taking Charge of Your Health.
27: How to Stay Healthy.
28: Interpreting Medical Studies.
29: Selective Benefits of Preventive Practices.
30: Diet and Nutrition.
31: Water.
32: Carbohydrates.
33: Fiber.
34: Fats and Oils.
35: Proteins.
36: Vitamins and Minerals.
37: Healthy and Unhealthy Weight—And Shape.
38: Losing Weight.
39: Cholesterol and Diet.
40: Exercise and Fitness.
41: How Exercise Protects against Disease.
42: Getting Started.
43: Building Exercise into Everyday Life.
44: Warm-Up and Cool-Down Exercises.
45: Types of Exercise.
46: Maintaining Fluids.
47: Using Addictive Substances.
48: Tobacco.
49: Alcohol.
50: Other Addicting Drugs.
51: Contraception and Safer Sex.
52: Hormonal Contraceptives.
53: Barrier Methods.
54: Other Contraceptive Methods.
55: Safer Sex.
56: Medical Checkups and Screening Tests.
57: Self-Examinations.
58: Home Medical Tests.
59: Safety and Preventing Injury.
60: Home Safety.
61: Food Safety.
62: Child Safety.
63: Work Safety.
64: Car Safety.
65: Stress.
66: Immunizations and Travel Health.
67: Planning a Trip.
68: Be Prepared for Illness or Injury.
69: Preventing Infection.
70: Food and Water Precautions.
71: How Your Body Works.
72: How You Read and Remember.
73: How You Speak and Understand Speech.
74: How You Recognize Objects.
75: How You Hear.
76: How You Feel Pain.
77: How You Move.
78: Your Vital Functions and the Autonomic Nervous System.
79: How You Circulate Blood.
80: How You Make Blood.
81: How You Breathe.
82: How Hormones Work.
83: How You Digest.
84: How You Eliminate Wastes and Keep Fluids in Balance.
85: How Your Kidneys Work.
86: How You Reproduce.
87: How You Fight Bacterial Infections.
88: How You Fight Viral Infections.
89: How you Heal Injuries.
90: Diagnosing Disease.
91: You and Your Doctor.
92: The Medical History.
93: The Physical Examination.
94: After the Examination.
95: Diagnostic Tests.
96: Preparing for Your First Visit with a Primary Care Doctor.
97: Helping Your Doctor Treat a Chronic Condition.
98: Understanding Genetics.
99: What are Genes?.
100: How do Genes Work?.
101: Inherited Diseases.
102: Compiling a Family Medical History.
103: Genetic Counseling.
104: Genetic Testing.
105: Ethical and Social Issues.
106: Guide to Imaging.
107: Electrocardiogram.
108: Electroencephalogram.
109: Nuclear Medicine (Radionuclide Scanning) and Single Photon Emission Computed Termography.
110: Doppler Ultrasound.
111: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
112: Positron Emission Tomography.
113: Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Operating Room.
114: Endoscopy.
115: Microscopic Tests.
116: Conventional X-Rays.
117: Angiography.
118: Conventional Ultrasound.
119: Computed Tomography.
120: Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
121: Diagnostic Tests.
122: Blood Tests.
123: Urine Tests.
124: Cytology (Cell) Tests.
125: Tests for Blood in Bowel Movements.
126: Microbiology Tests.
127: Biopsies.
128: Taps.
129: Bone Density Tests.
130: Manometry.
131: Electrical Studies.
132: Skin Tests.
133: Chromosome Tests.
134: Going to the Hospital.
135: Before You Enter the Hospital.
136: Choosing a Hospital.
137: What to Expect in the Hospital.
138: Anesthesia.
139: The Cost of Hospitalization.
140: Advance Directives.
141: Symptom Charts.
142: How to Use the Symptom Charts.
143: Organization.
144: Finding the Right Chart.
145: How to Use the Charts.
146: Brain and Nervous System.
147: Stroke.
148: Transient Ischemic Attack.
149: Ischemic Stroke.
150: Brain Hemorrhage.
151: Intracerebral and Subarachnoid Hemorrhages.
152: Epidural Hemorrhage.
153: Subdural Hemorrhage.
154: Stroke Rehabilitation.
155: Language Difficulties after Stroke.
156: Emotional Impact of Stroke.
157: Headache.
158: Tension Headache.
159: Cluster Headache.
160: Migraine Headache.
161: Cancer.
162: Brain Tumors.
163: Spinal Cord Tumors.
164: Injuries.
165: Concussion.
166: Spinal Cord Injuries.
167: Thinking Disorders.
168: Confusion and Delirium.
169: Dementia.
170: Alzheimer Disease.
171: Helping a Person with Severe Dementia.
172: Other Degenerative Diseases.
173: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
174: Multiple Sclerosis.
175: Huntington Disease.
176: Neurofibromatosis.
177: Parkinson Disease.
178: Other Nervous System Disorders.
179: Bell Palsy.
180: Coma.
181: Encephalitis.
182: Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders.
183: Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
184: Meningitis.
185: Myasthenia Gravis.
186: Neuralgia.
187: Peripheral Neuropathy.
188: Polio and Postpolio Syndrome.