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Dr. Timothy Johnson's oncall guide to men's health
Johnson, G. Timothy, 1936-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion, [2002]

Physical Description:
xviii, 382 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Format :


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Dr. Johnson is on call to answer your top questions on mens health. Drawing on cutting-edge medical techniques, leading medical experts, and first-hand accounts, he provides men of all ages with guidelines for staying healthy, for developing good relationships with their doctors, and for dealing effectively with medical concerns as they arise.

Author Notes

Dr. Timothy Johnson is the medical editor for ABC News and appears regularly on World News Tonight, Nightline, Good Morning America, and 20/20. He holds joint positions in medicine at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and is the founding editor of the Harvard Medical School Health Letter and coeditor of the Harvard Medical School Health Letter Book. He lives in the Boston area.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xvii
Part 1 Taking Care Of Yourself
1. Nutrition: A Very Basic Primerp. 3
The Modern Story on Carbohydratesp. 4
The Modern Story on Fatsp. 12
The Modern Story on Proteinp. 16
The Traditional Dietary Guidelinesp. 19
The Modern Story on Vitamins and Mineralsp. 20
The Modern Story on Essential Liquidsp. 26
The Modern Story on Weight Controlp. 28
2. Fitness for Menp. 36
The (Modern) Basics: Why and Howp. 36
Real-world Workoutp. 38
Five Major Muscle Groups and How to Train Themp. 41
Stretchingp. 46
Aerobic Conditioningp. 51
Sports-Related Injuries and Concernsp. 54
Runner's Kneep. 57
Shin Splintsp. 58
Sprains and Strainsp. 59
Stress Fracturesp. 61
Tendonitisp. 62
Part 2 Common Health Problems
3. Going to the Doctorp. 67
Picking a Doctorp. 68
When to Go to the Doctorp. 74
Common Diagnostic and Screening Testsp. 75
When to Seek Immediate Medical Attentionp. 79
4. Cancerp. 84
A Word about the Disease Profilesp. 85
Colon Cancerp. 86
Lung Cancerp. 94
Prostate Cancerp. 103
Skin Cancerp. 115
Melanomap. 115
Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomasp. 120
5. Cardiovascular Conditionsp. 123
Coronary Artery Diseasep. 124
Heart Failurep. 147
Arrhythmias (Abnormal Heart Rhythms)p. 150
Strokesp. 156
6. An A to Z Guide to Common Health Issuesp. 165
Addictionsp. 166
Allergies & Asthmap. 171
Alzheimer's Diseasep. 173
Arthritisp. 177
Back Painp. 184
Baldnessp. 188
Cosmetic Surgeryp. 191
Diabetesp. 196
Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis (COPD)p. 199
Gallstonesp. 203
Glaucomap. 207
Goutp. 209
Headachesp. 212
Hearing Lossp. 215
Heartburnp. 217
Hemorrhoidsp. 223
Hepatitisp. 226
Hernias (inguinal)p. 229
Intestinal Issuesp. 231
Kidney Stonesp. 236
Macular Degeneration (Age-Related)p. 239
Male Menopausep. 241
Memory Lossp. 243
Osteoporosisp. 245
Sinusitisp. 250
Sleep Problemsp. 252
Thyroid Diseasep. 261
Ulcersp. 263
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)p. 266
Varicose Veinsp. 268
7. Your Sexual and Reproductive Healthp. 271
The Penisp. 272
Penile Fracturep. 274
Penile Swelling or Inflammation (Balanitis)p. 275
Penile Wartsp. 277
Peyronie's Diseasep. 278
Phimosis (Tightening of the Foreskin)p. 280
Priapismp. 281
The Testicles and Scrotump. 283
Testicular Cancerp. 283
Other Testicular and Scrotal Problemsp. 287
The Prostatep. 289
Prostatitisp. 290
BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy)p. 292
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)p. 296
Sexual Function Problemsp. 302
Delayed Ejaculationp. 302
Premature Ejaculationp. 303
Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction)p. 305
Infertilityp. 310
Family Planningp. 313
Part 3 Minding The Mind
Are Emotional Problems Really Illnesses?p. 316
How Do You Know If You Need Help?p. 317
8. Depression and Other Mood Disordersp. 320
Forms and Faces of Depressionp. 321
Anxiety Disordersp. 328
Attention Deficit Disorderp. 332
9. Stress, Anger, and Copingp. 336
Stressp. 337
Anger and Aggressionp. 342
Workaholismp. 344
10. Men and Relationshipsp. 346
The Working Manp. 348
Relationshipsp. 349
The Family Manp. 352
Part 4 Fit For Life
11. A Final Wordp. 356
A "Top 12" List of Men's Good Health Choicesp. 357
Schedule for Tests and Checkupsp. 360
Resources: Continuing Education on Medical Mattersp. 365
Indexp. 369

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