Your Body's Red Light Warning Signals (Mass Market Paperback)

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This essential reference book, with over 400 warning signs of more than 250 life-threatening diseases, puts an E.R. doctor in your home
Heed the signs. Find out when your body is crying out for help.
When is a headache just an annoyance...and when is it a symptom of a life-threatening condition?When is it crucial to get to a doctor within the next few days, hours, or even minutes? This potentially lifesaving guide pinpoints more than 400 symptoms and gives you the information you need to spot a serious medical problem before it's too late.
Utilizing the expertise of three physicians, it highlights your body's red light warning signals: Injuries, fever, pain, and rashes may all require immediate medical attention. Even a nosebleed can become deadly. What are the signs of trouble? You can get the answers fast with a book that is the next best thing to having a doctor in the house.
Find out:
When an allergy is life threatening
Why "night sweats" could be the sign of a serious infection
What potentially fatal illness causes the fingertips to swell
What symptom nearly always warns of meningitis
The one problem during pregnancy that ALWAYS needs a doctor's immediate attention
Plusessential pregnancy and pediatric tips... Special information for the elderly and chronically ill... And much more

About the Author

Neil Shulman, M.D., is associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been on the medical school faculty since 1972, teaching, seeing patients, and conducting medical research with over $10 million in funding. He is also author or co-author of over one hundred scientific papers and author or co-author of sixteen books, including fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. He lectures internationally on medical topics. Jack Birge, M.D., is the medical director for performance improvement for Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Georgia. He is also clinical assistant professor of community medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. Dr. Birge has been practicing primary care medicine since 1959 and has had over 200,000 encounters with patients from all walks of life, from delivery to nursing-home care. Joon Ahn, M.D., is a resident in internal medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. The pediatric section was written by Joy Lawn, M.D. Dr. Lawn received an undergraduate medical degree with distinction from Nottingham University, England. She is a member of the Royal College of Pediatricians and has been a lecturer in child health at Kumasi Medical School, Ghana. Currently she is a visiting research fellow at the World Health Organization unit on perinatal health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. She has had over 60,000 pediatric visits.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780440234616
Publisher: Dell
Publication Date: April 13th, 1999
Pages: 416