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Title:
Know your options : the definitive guide to choosing the best medical treatments.
Author:
Reader's Digest Association.
Publication Information:
Pleasantville, NY : Reader's Digest, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
384 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780762104468

9780762104543
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Book

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Summary

You've been to the doctor, you've learned that you have a health problem, and you want answers and solutions -- fast! Know Your Options is the perfect resource for exactly such a situation. This extraordinary new health manual from Reader's Digest cuts through the clutter to tell you precisely what you need to know about remedying more than 100 common health concerns. With health care insurance becoming more complicated and healing breakthroughs emerging steadily, you need help if you are to retain control over your own and your family's health. With Know your Options you'll always know what to do to heal faster, more safely, and in a way that's best for your unique needs. Book jacket.


Summary

You've been to the doctor, you've learned that you have a health problem, and you want answers and solutions -- fast! Know Your Options is the perfect resource for exactly such a situation. This extraordinary new health manual from Reader's Digest cuts through the clutter to tell you precisely what you need to know about remedying more than 100 common health concerns. With health care insurance becoming more complicated and healing breakthroughs emerging steadily, you need help if you are to retain control over your own and your family's health. With Know your Options you'll always know what to do to heal faster, more safely, and in a way that's best for your unique needs. Book jacket.


Table of Contents

Part I Ailments A to Z
Acnep. 20
Allergiesp. 23
Alzheimer's Diseasep. 28
Anxietyp. 30
Arthritisp. 34
Asthmap. 40
Atrial Fibrillationp. 44
Back Painp. 48
Brain Tumorp. 54
Breast Cancerp. 58
Bronchitisp. 64
Bursitisp. 67
Carpal Tunnel Syndromep. 70
Cataractsp. 74
Chronic Fatigue Syndromep. 78
Coldsp. 82
Colon Cancerp. 86
Congestive Heart Failurep. 90
Coronary Heart Diseasep. 94
Depressionp. 99
Diabetes Type 1p. 104
Diabetes Type 2p. 107
Diverticulitisp. 110
Ear Infectionp. 113
Eczemap. 115
Emphysemap. 118
Erectile Dysfunctionp. 122
Fibromyalgiap. 125
Flup. 129
Gallstonesp. 132
Genital Herpesp. 136
Glaucomap. 139
Goutp. 143
Gum Diseasep. 146
Hair Lossp. 150
Hearing Lossp. 154
Heart Attackp. 158
Heartburnp. 161
Hepatitisp. 166
High Blood Pressurep. 170
High Cholesterolp. 176
Infertilityp. 180
Inflammatory Bowel Diseasep. 184
Insomniap. 188
Irritable Bowel Syndromep. 192
Kidney Stonesp. 196
Leukemiap. 200
Lung Cancerp. 204
Lupusp. 208
Lyme Diseasep. 211
Lymphomap. 214
Macular Degenerationp. 217
Memory Lossp. 221
Menopausep. 224
Migrainep. 228
Multiple Sclerosisp. 232
Obesityp. 236
Osteoporosisp. 242
Parkinson's Diseasep. 246
Peripheral Vascular Diseasep. 250
Pneumoniap. 252
Premenstrual Syndromep. 255
Prostate Cancerp. 258
Prostate Enlargementp. 262
Prostatitisp. 266
Psoriasisp. 268
Restless Legs Syndromep. 270
Rheumatoid Arthritisp. 272
Rosaceap. 276
Shinglesp. 278
Sinusitisp. 281
Skin Cancerp. 286
Sleep Apneap. 291
Strains and Sprainsp. 295
Strokep. 300
Temporomandibular Jointsp. 305
Thyroid Disordersp. 308
Tinnitusp. 312
Tobacco Dependencep. 314
Tooth Lossp. 318
Ulcersp. 322
Urinary Incontinencep. 325
Urinary Tract Infectionp. 328
Uterine Fibroidsp. 331
Varicose Veinsp. 334
Wrinklesp. 337
Part II Everyday Complaints
Athlete's Footp. 342
Blistersp. 342
Burnsp. 343
Canker Soresp. 343
Cold Soresp. 343
Conjunctivitisp. 344
Coughp. 344
Diarrheap. 344
Feverp. 345
Headachep. 345
Hemorrhoidsp. 345
Indigestionp. 346
Insect Bites and Stingsp. 346
Motion Sicknessp. 347
Sore Throatp. 347
Toenail Fungusp. 347
Wartsp. 348
Yeast Infectionp. 348
Part III Preventive Tests
Improving Your Oddsp. 350
Adult Preventive Screening Guidelinesp. 351
Routine Physical Examp. 352
Blood Pressure Measurementp. 354
Body Mass Indexp. 355
Bone Density Testp. 355
Breast Cancer Testingp. 356
Breast Self-Examp. 356
Clinical Breast Examp. 356
Mammographyp. 357
Cholesterol Measurementp. 358
Colon Testingp. 359
Fecal Occult Blood Testp. 359
Sigmoidoscopyp. 359
Colonscopyp. 360
Digital Rectal Examp. 360
Genetic Testingp. 361
Glucose Measurementp. 362
Hearing Testsp. 363
Pap Test and Pelvic Examp. 363
PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Testp. 364
Sexually Transmitted Disease Testingp. 364
Skin Self-Examp. 365
Stress Testp. 366
Testicular Examp. 366
Vision Testingp. 367
Glossaryp. 368
Indexp. 372
Part I Ailments A to Z
Acnep. 20
Allergiesp. 23
Alzheimer's Diseasep. 28
Anxietyp. 30
Arthritisp. 34
Asthmap. 40
Atrial Fibrillationp. 44
Back Painp. 48
Brain Tumorp. 54
Breast Cancerp. 58
Bronchitisp. 64
Bursitisp. 67
Carpal Tunnel Syndromep. 70
Cataractsp. 74
Chronic Fatigue Syndromep. 78
Coldsp. 82
Colon Cancerp. 86
Congestive Heart Failurep. 90
Coronary Heart Diseasep. 94
Depressionp. 99
Diabetes Type 1p. 104
Diabetes Type 2p. 107
Diverticulitisp. 110
Ear Infectionp. 113
Eczemap. 115
Emphysemap. 118
Erectile Dysfunctionp. 122
Fibromyalgiap. 125
Flup. 129
Gallstonesp. 132
Genital Herpesp. 136
Glaucomap. 139
Goutp. 143
Gum Diseasep. 146
Hair Lossp. 150
Hearing Lossp. 154
Heart Attackp. 158
Heartburnp. 161
Hepatitisp. 166
High Blood Pressurep. 170
High Cholesterolp. 176
Infertilityp. 180
Inflammatory Bowel Diseasep. 184
Insomniap. 188
Irritable Bowel Syndromep. 192
Kidney Stonesp. 196
Leukemiap. 200
Lung Cancerp. 204
Lupusp. 208
Lyme Diseasep. 211
Lymphomap. 214
Macular Degenerationp. 217
Memory Lossp. 221
Menopausep. 224
Migrainep. 228
Multiple Sclerosisp. 232
Obesityp. 236
Osteoporosisp. 242
Parkinson's Diseasep. 246
Peripheral Vascular Diseasep. 250
Pneumoniap. 252
Premenstrual Syndromep. 255
Prostate Cancerp. 258
Prostate Enlargementp. 262
Prostatitisp. 266
Psoriasisp. 268
Restless Legs Syndromep. 270
Rheumatoid Arthritisp. 272
Rosaceap. 276
Shinglesp. 278
Sinusitisp. 281
Skin Cancerp. 286
Sleep Apneap. 291
Strains and Sprainsp. 295
Strokep. 300
Temporomandibular Jointsp. 305
Thyroid Disordersp. 308
Tinnitusp. 312
Tobacco Dependencep. 314
Tooth Lossp. 318
Ulcersp. 322
Urinary Incontinencep. 325
Urinary Tract Infectionp. 328
Uterine Fibroidsp. 331
Varicose Veinsp. 334
Wrinklesp. 337
Part II Everyday Complaints
Athlete's Footp. 342
Blistersp. 342
Burnsp. 343
Canker Soresp. 343
Cold Soresp. 343
Conjunctivitisp. 344
Coughp. 344
Diarrheap. 344
Feverp. 345
Headachep. 345
Hemorrhoidsp. 345
Indigestionp. 346
Insect Bites and Stingsp. 346
Motion Sicknessp. 347
Sore Throatp. 347
Toenail Fungusp. 347
Wartsp. 348
Yeast Infectionp. 348
Part III Preventive Tests
Improving Your Oddsp. 350
Adult Preventive Screening Guidelinesp. 351
Routine Physical Examp. 352
Blood Pressure Measurementp. 354
Body Mass Indexp. 355
Bone Density Testp. 355
Breast Cancer Testingp. 356
Breast Self-Examp. 356
Clinical Breast Examp. 356
Mammographyp. 357
Cholesterol Measurementp. 358
Colon Testingp. 359
Fecal Occult Blood Testp. 359
Sigmoidoscopyp. 359
Colonscopyp. 360
Digital Rectal Examp. 360
Genetic Testingp. 361
Glucose Measurementp. 362
Hearing Testsp. 363
Pap Test and Pelvic Examp. 363
PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Testp. 364
Sexually Transmitted Disease Testingp. 364
Skin Self-Examp. 365
Stress Testp. 366
Testicular Examp. 366
Vision Testingp. 367
Glossaryp. 368
Indexp. 372