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A revised edition of the classic self-care guide, with new research on aging and updates throughout
In print for forty years, Take Care of Yourself continues to be the go-to guide for at-home self-care, one that has been found to help reduce visits to the doctor and save money. With a unique cross-referencing format and proprietary decision-making charts, the book is easy to use, even in a crisis. Readers can locate their symptoms in the easily navigable guide and find a complete explanation of likely causes and possible home remedies-for more than 175 healthcare concerns. Diagrams show how to recognize problems and, in many cases, treat them quickly, and the decision charts advise when exactly it's time to see a doctor. This comprehensive guide also covers emergencies, health problem prevention, the 20 things everyone should keep in a home pharmacy, and how to work best with a doctor. Revised and updated with new sections on the postponement aging, drug-induced illness, and other new research, it remains the most comprehensive and dependable self-care guide truly essential for every home.