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The complete family health book
Shelley, Donna, M.D.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
xii, 755 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Added Author:
Format :


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RC81.A2 C56 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
RC81.A2 C56 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Reference material
RC81.A2 C56 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The Complete Family Health Book is the one book you'll turn to when you want the best medical advice for your family. In a colorful, easy-to-read format this authoritative volume gives you all the best information you need to keep your family well--and well-informed.
*A time-saving symptom file, designed to help steer you straight to the medical information you need.
*The family guide to medication, a list of common prescription and OTC medications and their uses and side-effects.
*First aid instructions for common emergencies.
*The latest nutritional guidelines for kids and adults.
*A guide to body systems and their changes from birth to maturity.
*Tips for choosing the right health care provider in today's jungle of managed-care options.

Author Notes

The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) , founded in 1915, is dedicated to promoting women's health and increasing the influence of women in all aspects of the medical profession. A leading organization in shaping health care and policy, AMWA promotes a philosophy of wellness and prevention, not just after-the-fact medical care. The four editors of The Complete Family Health book are leaders in the fields of psychiatry, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecolgy.

Sharyn Lenhart, M.D ., president of AMWA from 1997 to 1998, is a psychiatrist in private practice in Boston, where she is a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an associate clinical professor in psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She received her M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed her psychiatric residency at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lenhart lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband and two daughters.

Donna Shelley, M.D ., recently joined Women's Health Management Solutions as a consultant to health-care organizations. Her expertise lies in designing women's health programs for hospitals. From 1991 to 1994 she was senior medical editor at Lifetime Medical Television, where she was responsible for the content and production of more than 100 educational programs each year. A founding member of the Mount Sinai Women's Health Program, Dr. Shelley received her M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children.

Roselyn Payne Epps, M.D., M.P.H., M.A ., a past president of AMWA, is a pediatrician and a professor emeritus of pediatrics and child health at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC, where she also earned her M.D. She has been a medical officer at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and has been a consultant to several departments of the federal government, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the AMA, the United Nations, and the World Bank. The author of several books for general and professional audiences, she has won more than 60 awards and honors. Dr. Epps and her husband, Dr. Charles Epps, have four children and two grandsons.

Roselyn E. Epps, M.D ., is the daughter of Roselyn P. Epps and is also a pediatrician.