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.
James F. Fries (Author) James F. Fries, MD, is Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, at Stanford University. His work involves the study of health outcomes and how to improve them, prevention of disease by reduction in health risks, self-care techniques, and health economics. He has published over 300 scientific articles and 11 books. Donald M Vickery (Author) Donald M. Vickery, MD, helped develop the first medical decision charts for non-doctors. Formerly the head of the nonprofit Self-Care Institute, he died in 2008. Fries and Vickery also coauthored, with Robert H. Pantell, Taking Care of Your Child.