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Everybody needs some health information sometime. When the doc's asleep--or too booked to get you in for an appointment--these books can come to the rescue.

 

 
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Alternative Medicine : The Definitive Guide
by Burton Goldberg Group(Compiler), Burton Goldberg

Future Medicine Publishing
Hardcover - 1100 pages
(December 1993)



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4.5 out of 5 stars
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The Definitive Guide is known as the Bible of alternative medicine. You may very well want to use a dictionary stand for this hefty tome; it weighs in at more than 1,000 pages. Nearly 400 doctors (M.D.s, Ph.D.s, naturopaths, Doctors of Oriental Medicine, and osteopaths) contribute their cutting-edge... Read more

 


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The American Pharmaceutical Association Practical Guide to Natural Medicines
by Andrea Peirce, et al

William Morrow & Company
Hardcover - 608 pages
1 Ed edition (December 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
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With an endorsement from Dr. Andrew Weil, you know this book is going to be good. And it's about time that an authoritative book like this was written; it'll come in handy for consumers who are bewildered by the lack of labeling on the hundreds of supplements available, as well as doctors and... Read more

 


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The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Home Edition CD-ROM
by Merck, et al

McGraw-Hill
CD-ROM
PC compatible only for Windows edition (August 1999)


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3.5 out of 5 stars
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The Merck Manual has long been a trusted medical resource. Now on CD-ROM, you can find information in several ways: a search, the table of contents, or the index. Print only what you need. Read a highlighted word, click on Pronunciation and a voice reads the word to you. Highlight text and copy it... Read more

 


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Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide
by Anthony L. Komaroff, Harvard Medical School

Simon & Schuster
Hardcover - 1288 pages
1 edition (September 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
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These days, when you only get to see your physician for 10 minutes after waiting several weeks for an appointment, you're often forced to get your information somewhere else. Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide will do what your doctor can't: answer your questions for hours on end. This... Read more

 


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American College of Physicians Complete Home Medical Guide (with Interactive Human Anatomy CD-ROM)
by David R. Goldmann(Editor)

DK Publishing
Hardcover - 1104 pages
Com Disc edition (October 1999)


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5 out of 5 stars
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The American College of Physicians Complete Home Medical Guide may be the biggest health book you've ever lifted--page count: 1100; page size: 10 by 7.5 inches. The emphasis here is on disease. More than 600 pages are devoted to more than 700 different diseases and disorders. Each article discusses... Read more

 


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Alternative Medicine for Dummies (For Dummies)
by James Dillard, Terra Diane Ziporyn

IDG Books Worldwide
Paperback - 384 pages
(November 20, 1998)


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5 out of 5 stars
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It's a stretch to imagine a book entitled Alternative Medicine for Dummies--the subject is immeasurably vast (thousands of years of Eastern medicine, for example, is just one part of it) and new research is updating our knowledge daily. How can a clever For Dummies book skim the surface and yield... Read more

 


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Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom : Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
by Christiane Northrup

Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 906 pages
2nd Revised edition (March 1998)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Quite possibly every female over the age of 12 will find this huge book enlightening, pain saving, and perhaps even lifesaving. Think of it as a much more empowering and holistic Our Bodies, Ourselves. Northrup is a gynecologist who acknowledges the power of natural therapies and herbs, but also... Read more

 


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The Johns Hopkins Family Health Book
by Michael J. Klag(Editor), et al

Harper Resource
Hardcover - 1657 pages
1 Ed edition (January 1999)
(December 30, 1998)

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5 out of 5 stars
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In this age of managed care, it's likely that you have more questions when you leave the doctor's office than when you walk in the door. Who better to turn to for a remedy for that than the folks from Johns Hopkins, the hospital ranked at the top of U.S. News & World Report's list for eight years... Read more

 


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Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A Practical A-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements
by James F., Md. Balch, Phyllis A. Balch

Avery Pub Group
Paperback - 600 pages
2nd edition (October 1996)



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5 out of 5 stars
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Written by a medical doctor and a certified nutritional consultant (James F. Balch, M.D., and Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C.), this revised and expanded edition of Prescription for Nutritional Healing is one of the most complete, up-to-date guides to nutritional, herbal, and complementary therapies... Read more

 


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The Fitness Instinct : The Revolutionary New Approach to Healthy Exercise That Is Fun, Natural, and No-Sweat
by Peg Jordan

Rodale Pr
Hardcover - 235 pages
(October 1999)


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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"Glistening hard-bodies strut their stuff on magazine covers, billboards, and television shows," writes Peg Jordan. "Every time we stare, our shoulders slump, our bellies feel soft, and we grow a little more disappointed, thinking that fitness is something that's beyond our reach. What a mess." (Of... Read more

 


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The Family Nutrition Book : Everything You Need to Know About Feeding Your Children, from Birth Though Adolescence
by William Sears, Martha Sears

Little Brown & Company
Hardcover - 352 pages
(September 1999)


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4 out of 5 stars
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Organic or regular baby food? White or wheat bread? Yogurt or ice cream? Parents often wonder how best to feed their families, but the wondering is over with The Family Nutrition Book: Everything You Need to Know About Feeding Your Children--From Birth Through Adolescence. The beloved William Sears... Read more

 


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Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, Revised 2nd Edition
by Michael T. Murray, Joseph E. Pizzorno

Prima Pub (P)
Paperback - 960 pages
2nd Rev edition (December 29, 1997)



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5 out of 5 stars
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Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine weighs three pounds and nine ounces, has 946 pages, and is as informative as it is hefty. The authors are naturopathic doctors--they focus on promoting health and treating disease with nontoxic, natural therapies. Naturopathic medicine follows these seven principles:... Read more

 



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