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Body Signs: From Warning Signs to False Alarms...How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective

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We all notice things about our bodies that don’t seem quite right. But when are these simply harmless physical quirks and when are they signs that a visit to the doctor is in order? This comprehensive and fascinating guide covers every body part from head to toe—and everything in between—to help you decode the often mysterious messages your body sends you.

From brittle hair to hair in all the wrong places, a tingling tush, mismatched eyes, streaked nails, inverted nipples, and excessive flatulence, to name just a few, the body supplies endless signs regarding its state of health and wellness. Most of the time these require nothing more than a trip to the drugstore or cosmetic counter, or no treatment at all. At other times further attention is needed. So here’s the lowdown on what’s happening “down there,” the scoop on poop, straight talk about your joints, and a host of essential, even entertaining information on everything you ever wanted to know about your body—but might have been hesitant to ask even your doctor.

Drawn from cutting-edge research and the latest scientific literature, and vetted by a panel of medical experts, this remarkable book also includes historical trivia and fascinating factoids about each body area in question, plus an invaluable resource section. Whether you have a health concern or simply enjoy playing medical detective, Body Signs will not only absorb and inform you but will help you gain a more intimate understanding of the wondrous workings of your body.

Synopsis:

An authoritative guide to deciphering the human body's quirks and oddities explains how to determine which of these signs and symptoms we can ignore, and which ones could be indicators or danger signs of potential illness that should be treated. 40,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

We all notice things about our bodies that don't seem quite right. But when are these simply harmless physical quirks and when are they signs that a visit to the doctor is in order? This comprehensive and fascinating guide covers every body part from head to toe--and everything in between--to help you decode the often mysterious messages your body sends you.

From brittle hair to hair in all the wrong places, a tingling tush, mismatched eyes, streaked nails, inverted nipples, and excessive flatulence, to name just a few, the body supplies endless signs regarding its state of health and wellness. Most of the time these require nothing more than a trip to the drugstore or cosmetic counter, or no treatment at all. At other times further attention is needed. So here's the lowdown on what's happening down there, the scoop on poop, straight talk about your joints, and a host of essential, even entertaining information on everything you

About the Author

Joan Liebmann-Smith, PhD is a medical sociologist and award-winning medical writer. Her articles have appeared in American Health, Ms., Newsweek, Redbook, Self, and Vogue, and she has appeared on numerous television talk shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show. She has a daughter, Rebecca, a cat, Fazelnut, and lives with her husband, Richard—also a writer—in New York City.

Jacqueline Nardi Egan is a medical journalist who specializes in developing and writing educational programs with and for physicians, allied health professionals, patients, and consumers. She is also a former medical editor of Family Health magazine. She has a daughter, Elizabeth, two dogs, Coco and Abby, and divides her time between Darien, Connecticut, and Sag Harbor, New York.

Table of Contents

Your hair: the long and the short of it — Reading your eyes — Listening to your ears — Your nose knows — Read my lips ... and mouth — Telling the truth: your throat, voice, neck, and jaw — The main body of evidence: your torso and extremities — Private parts, farts, and body wastes — Scratching the surface: your skin and nails.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553904529
Subtitle:
How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Egan, Jacqueline Nardi
Author:
Joan Liebmann-Smith and Jacqueline Egan
Author:
Joan Liebmann-Smith
Author:
Joan Liebmann-Smith, PhD, and Jacqueline Nardi Egan
Author:
Jacqueline Nardi Egan
Author:
Liebmann-Smith, Joan
Author:
Liebmann-Smith, Joan
Author:
Egan, Jacqueline
Subject:
Health & Fitness : General
Subject:
Medicine, popular
Subject:
Symptoms
Subject:
General
Subject:
Diseases
Subject:
Diseases - General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20071226
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Illnesses
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
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"Synopsis" by , An authoritative guide to deciphering the human body's quirks and oddities explains how to determine which of these signs and symptoms we can ignore, and which ones could be indicators or danger signs of potential illness that should be treated. 40,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , We all notice things about our bodies that don't seem quite right. But when are these simply harmless physical quirks and when are they signs that a visit to the doctor is in order? This comprehensive and fascinating guide covers every body part from head to toe--and everything in between--to help you decode the often mysterious messages your body sends you.

From brittle hair to hair in all the wrong places, a tingling tush, mismatched eyes, streaked nails, inverted nipples, and excessive flatulence, to name just a few, the body supplies endless signs regarding its state of health and wellness. Most of the time these require nothing more than a trip to the drugstore or cosmetic counter, or no treatment at all. At other times further attention is needed. So here's the lowdown on what's happening down there, the scoop on poop, straight talk about your joints, and a host of essential, even entertaining information on everything you

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