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Informed An Introduction to Medical Self-Care and Staying Well
Author: George J. Pfeiffer, M.S.E, F.A.W.H.P and Allen Douma M.D.
ISBN-13: 9781893567030
ISBN-10: 1893567036
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Informed can help you protect your health, save time and money, and gain peace of mind. Consult this reference guide whenever you have questions about health or medical care. Informed has it covered:

Preventing Disease
-What's the best way to add more physical activity to my life?
-How can I better manage the stress in my life?
-Which shots does my family need?

Working Within The Medical Care System
-How can I find a good doctor?
-How can I get the most out of a doctor's visit?

Making Informed Health Decisions
-How can I work best with my doctor to make treatment decisions?
-What are my rights as a patient?

Using Medications Wisely
-What should I have in my medicine cabinet?
-When my doctor prescribes a drug, what should I find out about it?

Responding In An Emergency
-My friend is bleeding a lot - what should I do?
-My child drank a household cleaner - should I get her to throw up?

Handling 70+ Common Medical Problems
-Does a 103 Degree F fever mean I need to see the doctor?
-I just hurt my back. What should I do to get rid of this pain?
-My child has a rash on his neck and body. Will this go away on its own?

Managing Chronic Conditions
-What can I do to maintain my bone density and avoid fractures?
-Besides taking my medication, what can I do to lower my blood pressure?
-What signs of cancer should I be watching for?

Finding Additional Resources
-How can I get more information on drug interactions?
-Who should I call for information on the safety of immunizations?
-Where can I turn for more information on dealing with my allergies?