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Tell me the truth, doctor : easy-to-understand answers to your most confusing and critical health questions / Richard Besser ; with Jeanne Besser.

Authors: Besser, Richard, 1959-
Call number: 613.2 BES
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2013.
Publication date: c2013.
Subject: Longevity -- Miscellanea.
Health -- Miscellanea.
Title: Tell me the truth, doctor : easy-to-understand answers to your most confusing and critical health questions / Richard Besser ; with Jeanne Besser.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: viii, 276 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents note: Drop that French fry and no one gets hurt : your questions on diets, nutrition, and food safety. Are diets the best way to lose weight? ; Will eating six small meals a day instead of three big ones help me lose weight? ; Are juice fasts good for me? ; Can eating too much sugar cause diabetes? ; Should I drink eight glasses of water a day? ; Will skipping breakfast help me lose weight? ; Is bottled water better than tap? ; Does eating eggs give me high cholesterol? ; Do I need to wash prewashed lettuce mixes? ; Should I rinse chicken before cooking it? ; Does using too much salt cause high blood pressure? ; Are my sleep habits making me fat? ; Can drinking diet soda make me gain weight? ; Do most college freshmen gain fifteen pounds? -- On your mark, get set move! : your questions on exercise, fitness, and sports performance. Can I be fat and fit? ; Should I push myself when exercising : no pain, no gain? ; If I'm exercising, should I drink sports drinks? ; Do I need thirty minutes of exercise a day to stay healthy? ; To lose weight, is exercise more important than diet? ; Is morning the best time to exercise? ; Should I stretch before exercising? ; Will wearing ion or magnetic jewelry improve my sports performance? -- Oh Doctor, one more thing! : your questions when I'm walking out the door. Will counting sheep cure my insomnia? ; Can I make up for lack of sleep during the week by sleeping late on weekends? ; Is owning a pet good for my health? ; Will eating dinner together make my family healthier? ; Will doing puzzles prevent Alzheimer's disease? ; Will condoms prevent me from getting sexually transmitted diseases? ; Can using an iPod damage my hearing? ; Will using a higher-number sunscreen keep me from burning? ; Can I catch a cold from being in a chilling rain? ; Is religion good for my health? ; Is antibacterial soap better than plain soap? ; How do I protect myself from germs? ; Is a drink or two a day good for me? ; Do adults need shots? -- Medicine cabinet : friend of foe? : your questions on vitamins, supplements, and medications. Should I* take a daily multivitamin? ; Will taking vitamin C prevent me from getting a cold? ; Should I take a daily aspirin to prevent a heart attack, stroke, or cancer? ; Are name-brand drugs better than generic? ; Can I use a drug after the expiration date? ; Are over-the-counter pain relievers interchangeable? ; Are herbal supplements as effective as other medications? ; What are the most dangerous drugs? ; Should I take a statin to prevent high cholesterol? ; Should I use hormone therapy for my menopause symptoms? ; Should I take calcium for strong bones? ; Where should I store medications? -- An ounce of prevention, a pound of cure : your questions for understanding, preventing, and responding to illness and injury. Can I catch the same infection twice? ; Is rest the best thing for back pain? ; If no one in my family has had breast cancer, can I still get it? ; Are heart attack symptoms the same in men and women? ; Can I call in sick with a cold? ; Can I die of a broken heart? ; Do cell phones cause brain cancer? ; What should I do if I think I'm having a stroke? ; Should I be worried if I'm shaped like an apple? -- Take control of your health : your questions on how to avoid getting overtested, overtreated, and harmed by health care. Does doctor know best? ; How do I stay safe in the hospital? ; Does where my doctor went to medical school matter? ; Should I get an annual physical? ; Should I ask for a second opinion? ; If my doctors order a lot of tests, does that mean they're more thorough? ; Is the Internet a good place to get medical information? ; Are genetic tests effective? ; Does a PSA test accurately detect prostate cancer? ; Should I get dental x-rays every year? ; Are hospitals more dangerous in July?
Summary note: "A book by Dr. Richard Besser of Good Morning America, who will give advice on how to live a longer, healthier life"--Provided by publisher.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Added author: Besser, Jeanne.
ISBN: 9781401324834 (hbk.)
1401324835 (hbk.)
LCCN: 2012046250
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1441732
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