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Title:
Mayo Clinic guide to self-care : answers for everyday health problems
Author:
Hagen, Philip T.
Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Rochester, Minn. : Mayo Clinic, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
307 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Urgent care -- General symptoms -- Common problems -- Specific conditions -- Mental health -- Staying healthy -- Your health and the workplace -- The healthy consumer.
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ISBN:
9781893005303
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Book

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Comprehensive Diagnosis and treatment of complex medical problems are hallmarks of Mayo Clinic, and have been for more than 100 years.sNow the world-renowned expertise of Mayo Clinic is available to you in this easy-to-understand, authoritative guide featuring instant access to the facts you need -- including practical information on more than 150 of today's most common health problems. Book jacket.


Table of Contents

Preface
Staff/Reviewers
Introduction
Urgent Carep. 1
CPRp. 2
CPR for Infantsp. 3
Chokingp. 4
The Heimlich Maneuverp. 4
Heart Attackp. 5
Stroke (Brain Attack)p. 7
Some Risk Factorsp. 8
Poisoning Emergenciesp. 9
Severe Bleedingp. 10
Detecting Internal Bleedingp. 10
Shockp. 11
Anaphylaxis Can Be Life-Threateningp. 11
Allergic Reactionsp. 12
Food Allergiesp. 12
Drug Allergiesp. 13
Bitesp. 14
Animal Bitesp. 14
The Risk of Rabiesp. 14
Human Bitesp. 14
Snake Bitesp. 15
Insect Bites and Stingsp. 15
Spider Bitesp. 16
Tick Bitesp. 16
Burnsp. 17
Chemical Burnsp. 18
Sunburnp. 19
Electrical Burnsp. 19
Cold Weather Problemsp. 20
Frostbitep. 20
How to Prevent Cold Weather Injuriesp. 21
Hypothermiap. 21
Cuts, Scrapes and Woundsp. 22
Simple Woundsp. 22
A Shot in the Arm: Tetanus Vaccinep. 23
Puncture Woundsp. 23
What About Scarring?p. 23
Eye Injuriesp. 24
Corneal Abrasion (Scratch)p. 24
Chemical Splashp. 24
Foreign Object in the Eyep. 25
Common Sense Can Save Your Sightp. 25
Food-Borne Illnessp. 26
Handling Food Safelyp. 26
Troublesome Bacteriap. 27
Heat-Related Problemsp. 28
Tips to Beat the Heatp. 28
Poisonous Plantsp. 29
Tooth Problemsp. 30
Toothachep. 30
Tooth Lossp. 30
Traumap. 31
Dislocationsp. 31
Fracturesp. 31
Sprainsp. 32
Head Injuriesp. 32
General Symptomsp. 33
Dizziness and Faintingp. 34
How Your Body Maintains Balancep. 35
Fatiguep. 36
What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?p. 37
Feverp. 38
Taking Temperaturesp. 39
Painp. 40
Common Forms of Chronic Painp. 41
Stimulating Your Natural Pain Killersp. 42
Using Pain-Relieving Medicationsp. 43
Chronic Pain Treatment Programsp. 43
Sleep Disordersp. 44
Insomniap. 44
Should You Nap, or Not?p. 45
Other Sleep Disordersp. 45
Sweating and Body Odorp. 46
Unexpected Weight Changesp. 47
Weight Gainp. 47
Weight Lossp. 47
Eating Disordersp. 48
Common Problemsp. 49
Back and Neckp. 50
Common Back and Neck Problemsp. 51
Other Common Back Problemsp. 53
Back Injuries in the Workplacep. 53
Preventing Backaches and Neck Painsp. 54
Lifting Properlyp. 54
Proper Sleeping Positionsp. 54
Your Daily Back Routinep. 55
Digestive Systemp. 56
Abdominal Painp. 56
What Is Appendicitis?p. 56
Colicp. 57
Constipationp. 58
Excessive Use of Laxativesp. 58
Diarrheap. 59
Excessive Gas and Gas Painsp. 60
Gallstonesp. 61
Gastritis (Burning or Sour Stomach)p. 61
Hemorrhoids and Rectal Bleedingp. 62
Herniasp. 63
Indigestion and Heartburnp. 64
Irritable Bowel Syndromep. 65
Nausea and Vomitingp. 66
Ulcersp. 67
Treatment for Peptic Ulcersp. 67
Ears and Hearingp. 68
Airplane Earp. 68
Foreign Objects in the Earp. 69
Ruptured Eardrump. 69
Ear Infectionsp. 70
The Pros and Cons of Ear Tubesp. 70
Ear Infections in Kidsp. 71
Ringing in Your Earp. 72
Swimmer's Earp. 72
Wax Blockagep. 73
Noise-Related Hearing Lossp. 74
Maximal Job Noise Exposurep. 74
Sound Levels of Common Noisesp. 74
Age-Related Hearing Lossp. 75
Sound Advice on Hearing Aidsp. 75
Eyes and Visionp. 76
Black Eyep. 76
Taking Care of Your Eyesp. 76
Dry Eyesp. 77
Excessive Wateringp. 77
Floaters (Specks in the Eye)p. 77
Pinkeyep. 78
Sensitivity to Glarep. 79
Other Eye Problemsp. 79
Common Eye Diseasesp. 80
Transportation Advicep. 80
Problems Related to Glassesp. 81
Contact Lenses Versus Glassesp. 81
Headachep. 82
Headache Theoryp. 82
Avoiding Headache Triggersp. 84
The Caffeine-Headache Linkp. 84
Limbs, Muscles, Bones and Jointsp. 85
Growing Pains Are Realp. 86
Muscle Strainsp. 87
P.R.I.C.E. for Injuryp. 87
Sprains: Damage to Your Ligamentsp. 88
Preventing Sports Injuriesp. 88
Broken Bones (Fractures)p. 89
Bursitisp. 90
Tendinitisp. 90
Fibromyalgiap. 91
Goutp. 92
Shoulder Painp. 92
Elbow and Forearm Painp. 93
Wrist, Hand and Finger Painp. 95
Hip Painp. 97
Leg Painp. 98
Knee Painp. 100
Knee Supports and Bracesp. 101
Ankle and Foot Painp. 102
Tips for Proper Shoe Fitp. 104
Lungs, Chest and Breathingp. 107
Coughing: A Natural Reflexp. 107
The Coughp. 107
Home Humidifiersp. 108
Bronchitisp. 109
Croupp. 109
Wheezingp. 110
Shortness of Breathp. 110
Exercise to Improve Breathingp. 110
Chest Painp. 111
Palpitationsp. 111
Nose and Sinusesp. 112
Foreign Objects in the Nosep. 112
Loss of Sense of Smellp. 112
Nosebleedsp. 113
Stuffy Nosep. 114
Beware of Nose Drop Addictionp. 114
Runny Nosep. 115
Aaachoo! Is It a Cold or the Flu?p. 115
Sinusitisp. 116
Skin, Hair and Nailsp. 117
Proper Skin Carep. 117
Acnep. 118
Boilsp. 119
Cellulitisp. 119
Corns and Callusesp. 120
Dandruffp. 120
Drynessp. 121
Eczema (Dermatitis)p. 121
Fungal Infectionsp. 122
Hivesp. 123
Impetigop. 123
Itching and Rashesp. 124
Baby Rashesp. 124
Common Childhood Rashesp. 125
Licep. 126
Scabiesp. 126
Psoriasisp. 127
Molesp. 127
Shinglesp. 128
Pain After Shinglesp. 128
Signs of Skin Cancerp. 129
Wartsp. 130
Wrinkled Skinp. 130
Hair Lossp. 131
Nail Fungal Infectionsp. 132
Ingrown Toenailsp. 132
Throat and Mouthp. 133
Sore Throatp. 133
Mononucleosis: A Tiresome Illnessp. 133
Lump in Your Throatp. 135
Bad Breathp. 135
Hoarseness or Loss of Voicep. 136
Mouth Soresp. 137
Other Oral Infections and Disordersp. 139
Men's Healthp. 140
Testicular Painp. 140
Screening for Cancer of the Testiclep. 140
Enlarged Prostatep. 141
Screening for Prostate Cancerp. 141
Painful Urinationp. 142
Impotencep. 142
Male Birth Controlp. 143
Women's Healthp. 144
Lump in Your Breastp. 144
Mammogramsp. 145
Pain in Your Breastp. 146
Painful Mensesp. 146
Irregular Periodsp. 147
Bleeding Between Periodsp. 147
Premenstrual Syndromep. 147
Symptoms of PMSp. 147
Menopausep. 149
How to Prevent Osteoporosisp. 149
Urination Problemsp. 150
Vaginal Dischargep. 150
Cancer Screeningp. 151
The Reliability of Pap Testsp. 151
Other Common Medical Conditionsp. 152
Contraceptionp. 153
Pregnancyp. 154
Home Pregnancy Testsp. 154
Problems During Pregnancyp. 155
Specific Conditionsp. 157
Respiratory Allergiesp. 158
Myths About Allergyp. 159
Arthritisp. 161
Exercisep. 161
Common Forms of Arthritisp. 162
Medications Control Discomfortp. 163
Other Methods to Relieve Painp. 163
Joint Protectionp. 164
Don't Be Duped by Unproven Curesp. 164
Asthmap. 165
A Life-Threatening Attackp. 165
Staying Activep. 166
Inhalers: Risks of Misusep. 167
Cancerp. 168
Responding to the Cancer Diagnosisp. 168
Nutrition: A Big Plusp. 170
What About Pain?p. 170
Cancer in Childrenp. 171
Diabetesp. 172
Foot Care Reduces Riskp. 174
Heart Diseasep. 175
Heart Attack: Reacting Promptlyp. 175
What Is Your Risk of Heart Disease?p. 176
Lowering Your Risk of Heart Diseasep. 177
Hepatitis Cp. 178
Should You Be Tested?p. 178
High Blood Pressurep. 180
Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)p. 180
Classifying Blood Pressurep. 181
Sexually Transmitted Diseasesp. 182
Types of STDsp. 183
Mental Healthp. 185
Addictive Behaviorp. 186
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholismp. 186
Treating Alcoholismp. 187
Alcoholism Screening Testp. 187
Individualized Treatmentp. 188
Coping With Teenage Drinkingp. 188
Treatment for Hangoverp. 189
Smoking and Tobacco Usep. 190
How to Stop Smokingp. 190
Nicotine Replacement Therapyp. 191
Coping With Nicotine Withdrawalp. 192
Teenage Smokingp. 193
The Dangers of Secondhand Smokep. 193
Drug Dependencyp. 194
Drug Use Among Teenagersp. 195
Compulsive Gamblingp. 195
Signs of Uncontrolled Gamblingp. 196
Anxiety and Panic Disordersp. 197
Depression and the Bluesp. 198
Causes of Depressionp. 199
Coping With Lossp. 199
Treatment Optionsp. 200
Warning Signs of Potential Suicidep. 200
Domestic Abusep. 201
Memory Lossp. 202
Staying Healthyp. 203
Weight: What's Healthy for You?p. 204
Determining Your Body Mass Indexp. 205
Tips on Losing Weightp. 206
Physical Activity: Burning Caloriesp. 207
Eating Wellp. 208
Select Fruits and Vegetablesp. 208
Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramidp. 209
How Many Servings Do You Need?p. 209
Caffeinep. 210
Lowering Your Cholesterolp. 211
Why High Cholesterol?p. 212
Understanding Your Cholesterol Testp. 213
Physical Activity and Fitnessp. 214
Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Exercisep. 214
What It Means to Be Fitp. 214
Starting a Fitness Programp. 215
How Many Calories?p. 215
Walk Your Way to Fitnessp. 216
Perceived Exertion Scalep. 217
Stretching Exercises for Walkersp. 218
Screening and Immunizationsp. 221
Adult Screening Testsp. 221
Adult Immunization Schedulep. 222
Pediatric and Adolescent Schedulep. 222
Keeping Stress Under Controlp. 223
Suppresses Immune Systemp. 223
Increases Cardiovascular Riskp. 223
Worsens Other Illnessesp. 224
Signs and Symptomsp. 224
Relaxation Techniquesp. 225
Protecting Yourselfp. 227
Reduce Your Risk on the Roadp. 227
Air Bags and Infant Seatsp. 227
Preventing Fallsp. 228
Lead Exposurep. 228
Carbon Monoxide Poisoningp. 229
Indoor Air Pollutionp. 229
Hand Washingp. 230
Aging and Your Healthp. 231
How Age Affects Healthp. 231
Changes in Cardiovascular Healthp. 231
Changes in Hearingp. 232
Changes in Visionp. 232
Changes in Weightp. 232
Changes in Bones, Muscles, Jointsp. 232
Risk for Cancerp. 233
Risk for Diabetesp. 233
Changes in Your Memoryp. 234
Maintaining Overall Healthp. 234
Reducing Risks for Chronic Problemsp. 235
Your Health and the Workplacep. 237
Health, Safety and Injury Preventionp. 238
Back Care Basicsp. 238
Lifting Techniquesp. 238
Carpal Tunnel: No Strain, No Painp. 239
Coping With Arthritis at Workp. 240
Exercises for Office Workersp. 241
Safety in the Workplacep. 241
Sleeping Tips for Shift Workersp. 242
Drugs, Alcohol and Workp. 242
Balancing Work and Homep. 244
5 Tips to Save Your Sanityp. 244
A Sick Child and a Demanding Jobp. 244
Morning Madnessp. 245
Stress Relieversp. 246
Burned Out? Get a Tune-Upp. 246
Co-worker Conflictp. 246
5 Fast Tips for Managing Timep. 247
Get to Know Your Bossp. 247
Halt Hostility: Talk It Outp. 247
Coping With Technologyp. 248
Hunched by Lunchtime?p. 248
Tuning Out Technology?p. 248
Computers and Neck Painp. 249
Computer Screens and Eyestrainp. 249
Thrive in the Workplace as You Agep. 251
Decide Why You Want to Workp. 251
Ways to Work Within Limitsp. 251
Remember Ergonomicsp. 252
Protect Against Age Discriminationp. 252
Stay Connected and Keep Movingp. 252
The Healthy Consumerp. 253
You and Your Health Care Providerp. 254
How to Find a Doctorp. 255
Specialists You May Needp. 256
Questions to Ask Before Surgeryp. 259
Dealing With the Health Care Systemp. 260
Types of Managed Care Plansp. 260
Making the Most of Your Insurancep. 261
Home Medical Testing Kitsp. 262
Your Family Medical Treep. 263
Medications and Youp. 264
Pain Relieversp. 265
Over-the-Counter Pain Relieversp. 266
Cold Remediesp. 267
Home Medical Suppliesp. 268
Dietary Supplementsp. 269
Whole Foods Are Your Best Sourcep. 272
Should You Take Supplements?p. 272
Vitamins and Minerals: How Much?p. 273
Choosing and Using Supplementsp. 274
Supplements and Digestive Problemsp. 275
Alternative Medicine and Your Healthp. 276
Check Out Claims of Successp. 277
Why Seek Alternative Medicine?p. 277
Herbal Treatmentsp. 278
What the Research Showsp. 279
Avoid Herb-Drug Interactionsp. 280
Manipulation and Touchp. 280
5 Tips For Chiropractic Carep. 280
What the Research Showsp. 281
Getting Safe Acupuncturep. 283
Mind-Body Connectionp. 283
What the Research Showsp. 284
Systems That Combine Treatmentsp. 285
5 Steps in Considering Treatmentp. 286
Steer Clear of Misinformationp. 286
Signs of Medical Fraudp. 287
Comments from a Mayo Physicianp. 288
The Healthy Travelerp. 290
Planning Your Tripp. 290
Traveler's Diarrheap. 291
Heat Exhaustionp. 291
Blistersp. 291
Altitude Sicknessp. 291
Motion Sicknessp. 292
Traveling Abroadp. 292
Vaccines for International Travelp. 293
Air Travel Hazardsp. 293
Questions & Answersp. 294
Travel Information Sourcesp. 296
Traveler's First-Aid Kitp. 296
Indexp. 297

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