In the hospital or at the doctor's office, it's the nurses whom patients trust to answer their questions simply, directly, and understandably. So who better to provide inside information about how to manage common health conditions, apply simple home treatments, and make the most of the health care system?
Compiling the expertise of 550 nursing schools and 100 nurses nationwide, this book is a one-of-a-kind quick reference full of invaluable hands-on treatment and healing tips. It focuses on the everyday complaints - acne, allergies, cuts and scrapes, diarrhea, flu, hemorrhoids, insomnia, stress, and more - that you can most easily treat yourself, at home in most cases. Arranged alphabetically, the entries explain common conditions, list detailed symptoms, and offer top-to-bottom treatment "menus", featuring everything from effective over-the-counter medications to tried-and-true home remedies and self-care. Alternative and herbal therapies are also included.
The nurses address men's, women's and children's unique health issues separately, and offer a complete guide to consumer rights, dispensing tips on how to make a hospital stay more comfortable, choose a reliable pharmacist, put together a home medical kit, and finally, decide when a living will or do-not-resuscitate order is appropriate.
This A-Z directory of everyday ailments provides the inside information that you can use to make wise decisions regarding your health.
- Publication Date:
- 07 / 01 / 2003
- 160 x 240mm