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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Healthiness: Dr. Dean's Straight-Talk Answers to Hundreds of Your Most Pressing Health Questionsby Dean Edell
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Dr. Dean Edell is your guide through the media hype, direct to the bottom line. Whether you're interested in advice on sex health, arthritis, or how to spot medical myths, you will see why millions of Americans have come to revere Dr. Dean. His refreshingly candid health talk on radio and television, and in the bestselling "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry, is just like Grandma's advice: practical and enlivened with a strong dose of opinion.
"Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Healthiness is a comprehensive medical resource for the whole family, applying Dr. Dean's practical health philosophies to today's most pressing health topics — from attention deficit hyper-activity disorder to obesity, depression, and the effectiveness of alternative medicines. This book features more than 500 questions and answers from Dr. Dean's popular radio show, plus quizzes, symptom checklists, Web links, and recommended reading.
You'll also find plenty of often-surprising facts, debunked "truths," and critical details from the latest medical research. This is thebook you'll want on your nightstand, for your family's good health.
Dr. Dean has answered more than 50,000 questions on the air in the lasttwenty-five years. In Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Healthiness, he encourages readers to take charge of their own health with their most powerful weapons — common sense and a dose of skepticism — saving time, money, and especially anxiety.
< p> America is in a chronic state of confusion and anxiety about matters of health. Each day, we are bombarded with news of medical breakthroughs, wonder drugs, and hidden dangers. Now author and radio host Dr. Dean Edell clears things up with this at-home medical resource that squarely confronts more than five hundred common health concerns, including: < /p> < ul> < li> The skinny on fat, carbs, Atkins, and Xenical< /li> < li> Sex, with a look at Viagra, orgasms, chlamydia, and HPV< /li> < li> Alternative medicine and the myths of herbs, essential oils, and supplements< /li> < li> Women's issues, from fertility to breast-feeding to fibroids< /li> < li> Botox, breast implants, and the business of beauty< /li> < li> Infectious diseases, from the common cold to the West Nile virus< /li> < li> Cancer& #8212; breast, colon, prostate& #8212; and advances in early< /li> screening and treatment < li> Addictions, including coffee, booze, grass, Vicodin, and Paxil< /li> < /ul> < p> Containing quizzes, symptom checklists, web links, and recommended reading lists, this invaluable guide will help you take charge of your own health, save time and money, and alleviate anxiety over health issues today.< /p>
America is in a chronic state of confusion and anxiety about matters ofhealth. Each day, we are bombarded with news of medical breakthroughs,wonder drugs, and hidden dangers. Now author and radio host Dr. DeanEdell clears things up with this at-home medical resource that squarelyconfronts more than five hundred common health concerns, including:
Containing quizzes, symptom checklists, web links, and recommendedreading lists, this invaluable guide will help you take charge of your ownhealth, save time and money, and alleviate anxiety over health issues today.
About the Author
Dean Edell, M.D., probably has the largest medical practice in the United States — his hugely popular radio and television broadcasts are heard by more than ten million fans every week. A graduate of Cornell University Medical College and the author of the national best-seller Eat, Drink, and Be Merry, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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