When is a headache just an annoyance...and when is it the symptom of a life-threatening condition? When is it crucial to get to a doctor or an emergency room within the next few days, hours, or even minutes?
This potentially lifesaving guide, newly revised and updated, gives you instant access to the information you need to spot a serious medical condition before it’s too late. No matter what the symptom—wavy or distorted vision, a child’s wheezing, a severe sore throat, or an irregular pulse—it offers up-to-date information on possible diagnoses and invaluable advice on when you should seek medical help.
With an essential new section on how to protect yourself from hospital errors, a new appendix listing screening tests that may help you detect health problems even before red-light warning signals show up, special sections on pregnancy and pediatrics, and tips on care for the elderly scattered throughout, this book is a useful resource for all. Written with expertise by three physicians and the input of hundreds of other medical specialists, it is the next best thing to having a doctor in the house.
About the Author
Neil Shulman, M.D. is the co-author (along with Carl Hiaasen) of the bestseller Doc Hollywood, which became a major motion picture starring Michael J. Fox. Neil was also an associate producer of the film. In addition to his work on Get Between the Covers, Neil has had success in several different genres, using a variety of publication options, over the past 25+ years. He has demonstrated his ability to build a "brand" on several different projects. He has written or co-written over 20 books, and some of his works can be read in as many as 8 languages. He has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, invented a new type of children's book, designed innovative and life-saving websites from his books, and is one of the leading public speakers in America. He has appeared on numerous news programs and syndicated talk shows in the past several years, in addition to the major print publications.
Birge has 38 years experience in Primary Care Medicine. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Medicine at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Georgia.
Ahn is a resident in Internal Medicine at BarnesJewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.