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The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook (Merck Manual Home Health Handbook)

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Publisher Comments:

The Essential Home Medical Reference—over 4 million copies sold!

People around the world reach for The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for quick access to health information that is both authoritative and easy to understand. For over a century, The Merck Manual has been trusted by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals. The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook is written by more than 300 internationally respected medical experts and features up-to-date information on a broad range of medical conditions, illnesses, and situations. This comprehensive resource covers health care for newborns, older adults, and everyone in between. It's filled with essential medical information to help you communicate more effectively with your doctor, understand a diagnosis or treatment option, or simply know more about your health and the health of those you care about.

  • Includes summaries of causes, symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments for most health issues

  • Contains reliable, up-to-date information on a broad range of medical conditions, illnesses, and situations, including accidents and injuries, aging, cancer, diabetes, digestive problems, heart disease, mental health disorders, and many others

  • Covers women's, men's, pediatric, and geriatric health concerns

  • Extensively indexed, with informative illustrations, "Did You Know?" sidebars, and lists throughout

"An invaluable reference." —Boston Globe

"Merck's most authoritative and easy-to-read home medical guide yet." —Publishers Weekly

Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. For more than 110 years, Merck Publishing, in cooperation with Merck Research Laboratories, has been dedicated to providing the best and most timely and relevant resources in the world. For more information, see www.merckbooks.com.

Synopsis:

Now in paperback—the most comprehensive home health reference bestseller

Millions of people around the world have relied on The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for quick access to authoritative, accessible health information. Written by more than 300 internationally respected medical experts, this comprehensive medical resource features extensive, up-to-date coverage of health care for newborns, the elderly, and everyone in between.

  • Contains reliable, up-to-date information on a broad range of medical conditions, illnesses, and situations, including accidents and injuries, aging, cancer, diabetes, digestive disorders, heart disease, mental health disorders, and many others
  • Covers men's, women's, pediatric (both newborns and older children), and geriatric health issues
  • Well organized and extensively indexed to make information easy to find
  • An extraordinary bargain at a penny a page

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook is filled with essential medical information that’s both easy to find and easy to understand in order to help you communicate more effectively with your doctor, understand a diagnosis or treatment option, or simply know more about your health and the health of those you care about.

Synopsis:

Now in paperback—the most comprehensive home health reference bestseller

Millions of people around the world have relied on The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for quick access to authoritative, accessible health information. Written by more than 300 internationally respected medical experts, this comprehensive medical resource features extensive, up-to-date coverage of health care for newborns, the elderly, and everyone in between.

  • Contains reliable, up-to-date information on a broad range of medical conditions, illnesses, and situations, including accidents and injuries, aging, cancer, diabetes, digestive disorders, heart disease, mental health disorders, and many others
  • Covers men's, women's, pediatric (both newborns and older children), and geriatric health issues
  • Well organized and extensively indexed to make information easy to find
  • An extraordinary bargain at a penny a page

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook is filled with essential medical information that’s both easy to find and easy to understand in order to help you communicate more effectively with your doctor, understand a diagnosis or treatment option, or simply know more about your health and the health of those you care about.

Table of Contents

A Guide for Readers xxxix

Understanding Medical Terms xli

Section 1. Fundamentals 1

Section 2. Drugs 75

Section 3. Digestive Disorders 109

Section 4. Liver and Gallbladder Disorders 209

Section 5. Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders 249

Section 6. Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders 315

Section 7. Lung and Airway Disorders 443

Section 8. Bone, Joint, and Muscle Disorders 533

Section 9. Brain, Spinal Cord, and Nerve Disorders 621

Section 10. Mental Health Disorders 845

Section 11. Disorders of Nutrition and Metabolism 901

Section 12. Hormonal Disorders 979

Section 13. Blood Disorders 1021

Section 14. Cancer 1075

Section 15. Immune Disorders 1095

Section 16. Infections 1137

Section 17. Skin Disorders 1275

Section 18. Mouth and Dental Disorders 1343

Section 19. Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders 1375

Section 20. Eye Disorders 1411

Section 21. Men’s Health Issues 1465

Section 22. Women’s Health Issues 1489

Section 23. Children’s Health Issues 1673

Section 24. Older People’s Health Issues 1883

Section 25. Injuries and Poisoning 1939

Section 26. Special Subjects 2023

Appendixes 2113

Index 2165

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The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook (Merck Manual Home Health Handbook) New Trade Paper
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"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback—the most comprehensive home health reference bestseller

Millions of people around the world have relied on The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for quick access to authoritative, accessible health information. Written by more than 300 internationally respected medical experts, this comprehensive medical resource features extensive, up-to-date coverage of health care for newborns, the elderly, and everyone in between.

  • Contains reliable, up-to-date information on a broad range of medical conditions, illnesses, and situations, including accidents and injuries, aging, cancer, diabetes, digestive disorders, heart disease, mental health disorders, and many others
  • Covers men's, women's, pediatric (both newborns and older children), and geriatric health issues
  • Well organized and extensively indexed to make information easy to find
  • An extraordinary bargain at a penny a page

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook is filled with essential medical information that’s both easy to find and easy to understand in order to help you communicate more effectively with your doctor, understand a diagnosis or treatment option, or simply know more about your health and the health of those you care about.

"Synopsis" by ,
Now in paperback—the most comprehensive home health reference bestseller

Millions of people around the world have relied on The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for quick access to authoritative, accessible health information. Written by more than 300 internationally respected medical experts, this comprehensive medical resource features extensive, up-to-date coverage of health care for newborns, the elderly, and everyone in between.

  • Contains reliable, up-to-date information on a broad range of medical conditions, illnesses, and situations, including accidents and injuries, aging, cancer, diabetes, digestive disorders, heart disease, mental health disorders, and many others
  • Covers men's, women's, pediatric (both newborns and older children), and geriatric health issues
  • Well organized and extensively indexed to make information easy to find
  • An extraordinary bargain at a penny a page

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook is filled with essential medical information that’s both easy to find and easy to understand in order to help you communicate more effectively with your doctor, understand a diagnosis or treatment option, or simply know more about your health and the health of those you care about.

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