Author(s): Miriam Stoppard
This guide offers advice in maintaining good health for different age groups, from birth to 60 plus. It covers over 280 common conditions with information on tests, treatment and self-diagnosis.
Shortlisted for WHSmith Book Awards (Home & Leisure) 2003.
Dr Miriam Stoppard is Britian's best-selling pregnancy and childcare author with UK sales of over 2.2 million copies alone. She has appeared on television and has published more than fifty books on child care & development, fitness & diet and women's health, including Conception, Pregnancy and Birth, Baby and Child Health Care, You and Your Toddler, Your New Baby and Complete Baby and Child Care. She is currently a columnist for The Mirror.
Golden rules for good health: healthy eating; exercise; not smoking; safe drinking; drugs; good sex; restful sleep; managing stress. Life stages: 0-1 years; 1-4 years; 4-11 years; 11-18 years; pregnancy and birth; 18-40 years; cosmetic surgery; 40-60 years; 60+ years. Symptom guides: rashes; itching; chest pain; joint pain; back pain; abdominal pain; diarrhoea; constipation; loss of appetite; weight loss; fever; fatigue; faintness/dizziness; blurred vision; headache; earache; breast pain; lump in scrotum. Directory: how to use this section; heart, blood & circulation; sexuality and fertility; threats to mental wellbeing; allergies & the immune system; infections; digestion; kidneys & bladder; chest & air passages; brain & nervous system; bones, joints and muscles; skin, hair & nails; eyes & vision; ears, nose & throat; teeth & gums; hormones; children's conditions. Reference: first aid; travel health; useful addresses.