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Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care

Answers for Everyday Health Problems

Dr Martha P. Millman, M.D., Dr Cindy A. Kermott, M.D., M.P.H


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It can be difficult to make a trek to the doctor whenever you have an odd symptom, and a quick search on Google doesn’t always provide the most reliable answers. Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care is a practical, comprehensive, easy-to-understand reference guide for understanding more than 300 common medical conditions.

Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care offers in-depth information about the common causes and symptoms of more than 300 medical issues, including conditions like allergic reactions, bug bites and stings, chronic pain, insomnia and other sleep disorders, unexpected weight gain or loss, digestive issues, common vision problems, diabetes, heart disease, mental disorders, and hundreds of other common ailments.

Throughout 300 pages of expert advice, the acclaimed specialists at Mayo Clinic offer strategies for detecting these common conditions, treating them early on, and reducing your overall risk for illness.

Additionally, this newly updated, seventh edition of Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care provides new chapters that follow the latest medical research and recommendations, including:
  • A newly revised CPR section, with easy-to-learn CPR instructions for adults;
  • Adult and pediatric immunization guidelines;
  • Tips for committing to a nutritious diet and exercise plan;
  • The latest information about smoking and alcohol abuse;
  • And research on popular integrative medicine therapies and approaches, as recommended by the experts at Mayo Clinic.

While no book can replace the training and advice of a doctor or health care professional, this book will help you learn how to evaluate, manage, and treat common illnesses and injuries at home, while teaching you how to recognize serious medical issues that may require emergency care.

From the ordinary to the abnormal, Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care is your go-to resource to read and reference any time you or your family have a non-emergency medical question.

Mayo Clinic Press, 9781893005594, 300pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2020

About the Author

Martha Millman, M.D. is an emeritus physician in public health and general preventive medicine. During her decades-long career, Dr. Millman also specialized in undersea and hyperbaric medicine. As an assistant professor of Preventive Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. Millman researched the effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on common health conditions and injuries.

Cindy Kermott, M.D., M.P.H is a public health and general preventive medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In addition to serving in the Mayo Clinic’s Executive Health Program, Dr. Kermott also holds the position of medical director of the Preventative Services Clinic in Rochester. In 2013, Dr. Kermott was elected a fellow to the American College of Preventive Medicine and has previously served as a member of the Minnesota Medical Association.