Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Healthiness: Dr. Dean's Straight-Talk Answers to Hundreds of Your Most Pressing Health Questions

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9780060577247: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Healthiness: Dr. Dean's Straight-Talk Answers to Hundreds of Your Most Pressing Health Questions

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:

  • The skinny on fat, carbs, Atkins, and Xenical
  • Sex, with a look at Viagra, orgasms, chlamydia, and HPV
  • "Alternative medicine" and the myths of herbs, essential oils,and supplements
  • Women's issues, from fertility to breast-feeding to fibroids
  • Botox, breast implants, and the business of beauty
  • Infectious diseases, from the common cold to the WestNile virus
  • Cancer—breast, colon, prostate—and advances in early
  • screening and treatment
  • Addictions, including coffee, booze, grass, Vicodin, and Paxil

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.

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Popular media doc Dean Edell, M.D., is at the top of his game here, offering wit and wisdom on all things health related. Are you wondering which wrinkle treatments work? Where on the body there has never been a report of cancer? Whether men notice cellulite? What to do about LSD flashbacks, 30 years later? Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Healthiness treats an array of popular health topics, with chapters on obesity, sex, alternative medicine, children, aging, "the business of beauty," and more. Edell loosely follows the successful formula of his radio program, using Q&A format to impart facts, perspective, and often a spirited opinion (e.g. "Doctors will get off their pedestals when patients get off their knees" and "Sex is the most available and direct route to ecstasy that we know"), and includes Web resources. You'll learn about a battery of diseases, conditions, and procedures, as diverse as depression, cancer, anorexia (there's a heart-breaking question from a 5'2" 21-year-old who weighs 70 pounds and wants to weigh 60 pounds), infertility, and herbal medicines. The book is so engrossing that you'll want to read it even if you're not looking for something specific. Edell, a radio doctor for 25 years, currently has eight million listeners. Highly recommended for Edell fans and for folks who haven't discovered him yet. --Joan Price

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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