PART ONE. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: INFORMATION TO KEEP YOUR HEALTHY. PART TWO. STAYING HEALTHY. Chapter 1. Diet and health. Chapter 2. Exercise, fitness, and health. Chapter 3. A healthy weight. Chapter 4. Reducing stress. Chapter 5. Staying safe Chapter 6. Preventing violence. Chapter 7. Preventive health care (includes a 32-page 4-color section-regular checkups, self-exams, atlas of the body, dermatology photos, common screening and diagnostic tests (including 4-color imaging scans). Chapter 8. Complementary and alternative medicine. PART THREE. FIRST AID AND CAREGIVING. Chapter 1. First aid. Chapter 2. Home caregiving. PART FOUR. WHAT ARE YOUR SYMPTOMS? Symptoms charts. PART FIVE. HEALTH ISSUES THROUGHOUT LIFE. Chapter 1. Children's health. Chapter 2. Adolescent health. Chapter 3. Sexuality. Chapter 4. Infertility. Chapter 5. Pregnancy and childbirth. Chapter 6. Dying and death. PART SIX. DISEASES, DISORDERS, AND OTHER PROBLEMS. Chapter 1. Disorders of the heart and circulation. Chapter 2. Blood disorders. Chapter 3. Disorders of the respiratory system. Chapter 4. Disorders of the brain and nervous system. Chapter 5. Behavioral, emotional, and mental disorders. Chapter 6. Disorders of the digestive system. Chapter 7. Disorders of the urinary tract. Chapter 8. Disorders of the male reproductive system. Chapter 9. Disorders of the female reproductive system and urinary tract. Chapter 10. Hormonal disorders. Chapter 11. Disorders of the immune system. Chapter 12. Infections and infestations. Chapter 13. Genetic disorders. Chapter 14. Disorders of the bones, muscles, and joints. Chapter 15. Disorders of the ear. Chapter 16. Eye disorders. Chapter 17: Disorders of the skin, hair, and nails. Chapter 18. Cosmetic surgery. Chapter 19. Teeth and gums. Drug Glossary: Describes the top 200 prescription drugs. Glossary: Includes common medical terms found in the book. Index.
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