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The Best of Health: 275 Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask Your Doctor
The Best of Health 275 Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask Your Doctor Author:Consumer Reports on Health (Editors) 275 Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask Your Doctor — Q. I've heard so many opinions, pro and con, about flu shots. Who should get a flu shot? How effective is it? When is the best time to get one? — Q. My doctor has me taking a baby aspirin a day to cut the risk of heart attack and stroke. Would an equivalent amount of ibuprofen do the job? — Q.... more » My dentist recently suggested I undergo root planing to cure gum disease. Is it really helpful or just a money-making gimmick?
Q. Because of a herniated disk, I've been suffering from lower-back pain that radiated to my leg. Is surgery usually necessary, or could other treatment relieve the pain?
Medical and dental experts give answers to these questions and 271 more in this easy-to-read book covering topics ranging from Alzheimer's to pain medications. Topics are listed alphabetically and related questions are grouped together. The Best of Health also includes 19 "Office Visit" columns, a regular feature in Consumer Reports on Health that offers practical advice based on case histories talked from the files of Irwin Mandel, D.D.S., and Marvin M. Lipman, M.D., longtime medical adviser to CONSUMER REPORTS.
Whether the topic is diet and nutrition, heart and lung problems, headaches, children's health, or common aches and pains, you'll find it covered here. Both a valuable reference and a browser's delight, The Best of Health is just what the doctor ordered for your home medical library.« less