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BMA Illustrated Medical Dictionary (Paperback)
With easy-to-understand explanations of over 5,500 medical terms, this fully updated reference guide is a useful addition to any family's bookshelf. Fully illustrated, the book provides more than just basic definitions with information on how it affects the patient as well as advice on possible treatments also included. This resource will help you know when to seek medical treatment and also provide you with the correct details on a range of anatomical terms, disorders, tests and drugs.
A useful and practical guide for anyone who suffers from back problems, and for those who want to avoid them, The Back Bible offers a wealth of invaluable advice. Written by Jenny Sutcliffe, the book features a physiological rundown of common problems that can affect your back, neck and shoulders as well as advice on managing back pain and the meditation that is available. A must-have reference book for the whole family that offers proven approaches to caring for your back.
More is now known about exercise, health and fitness than ever before and in The First 20 Minutes: The Surprising Science of How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter and Live Longer, New York Times columnist Gretchen Reynolds provides tailored practical and user-friendly advice on how to make the most of your daily fitness regime. Whether you are a sprinter, marathon runner or looking to lose weight or run a faster 5k, this book provides evidence-based answers to help you train more efficiently, recover quicker and reap a wide range of physical and mental benefits.
This title includes information from treating cuts, sprains and bandaging in an emergency to making decisions on headaches, fevers and rashes: plus all you need to know about the long-term health and fitness of your family. This title is packed with over 1100 photographs, artworks, diagrams and illustrations, all in colour, specially commissioned to teach essential first-aid techniques and to show symptoms clearly. It provides information on how to cope and care in an emergency - from splints, simple bandages and slings to resuscitation and life-saving technique, all shown step-by-step. It tackles the health issues that will affect your family all the way through their lives. It provides quick-reference boxes that identify the most obvious symptoms of an illness, while the text analyses possible diagnoses and appropriate responses. The first half of the book is packed with a wide range of information on every aspect of first aid and life saving, with special sections on babies and toddlers; outdoor safety and travel; and, planning a safe and secure home. Informative flow charts, symptom lists and warning boxes are featured, and background information explains how to stay healthy and prevent accidents. In the second half of the book hundreds of medical conditions are examined, discussed and diagnosed. Practical and jargon-free advice is given on every type of illness, from everyday complaints such as colds, headaches and fatigue, through to serious conditions including strokes, kidney stones and Parkinson's Disease.
An authoritative manual that brings all the safe accessible and reliable first aid information you will need together into one handy volume. Understanding at least the basics of first aid is a vital skill that everyone should master, and this book is the perfect teacher. This fully illustrated, comprehensive guide provides expert, up-to-date information on the safest and easiest ways to prevent and deal with all kinds of problems and emergencies. It includes chapters that cover special life-saving techniques, problems specific to babies and small children, outdoor safety, safety tips for active hobbies or travelling abroad, and how to avoid accidents and dangerous medical situations, complementary therapies and alternative treatments and solutions.
Anyone looking forward to making the most of their retirement will find the information featured in The Good Retirement Guide extremely valuable. Providing you with everything you need to know about health, property, investment, leisure, work, pensions and tax, Frances Kay's guide will show you how to make the most of the new opportunities retirement brings and how your ambitions can be realised. The guide contains clear and concise suggestions and advice on a broad range of retirement issues including finance, housing, health, holidays, starting a business and looking after elderly parents.