Body Signs

From Warning Signs to False Alarms...How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective

By Joan Liebmann-Smith; Jacqueline Egan
(Bantam, Paperback, 9780553384314, 336pp.)

Publication Date: February 24, 2009

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"From brittle hair to hair in all the wrong places, a tingling tush, mismatched eyes, streaked nails, inverted nipples, and excessive flatulence, to name just a few, the body supplies endless signs regarding its state of health and wellness. When are these harmless and when is a visit to the doctor's office in order? Drawn from cutting-edge research and the latest scientific literature, and vetted by a panel of medical experts, this fascinating guide covers every body part from head to toe to help you decode the often mysterious messages your body sends you.



About the Author
Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph.D. is a medical sociologist and award-winning medical writer. Her articles have appeared in "American Health, Ms., Newsweek, Redbook, Self, "and "Vogue," and she has appeared on numerous television talk shows, including "The" "Oprah Winfrey Show" and "The Today Show," She has a daughter, Rebecca, a cat, Fazelnut, and lives with her husband, Richard--also a writer--in New York City.
Jacqueline Nardi Egan is a medical journalist who specializes in developing and writing educational programs with and for physicians, allied health professionals, patients, and consumers. She is also a former medical editor of "Family Health" magazine. She has a daughter, Elizabeth, two dogs, Coco and Abby, and divides her time between Darien, Connecticut, and Sag Harbor, New York.

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