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Taking Care: Self-Care for You and Your Family

by Michael B. Jacobs

So simple to use, so essential to your health-a must for every household. More than 2 million readers already turn to the original edition ofTaking Carefor quick, accurate answers to their everyday health questions. Not feeling well? Coping with a recent diagnosis? Not sure if a situation is an emergency? Whether you're single, raising a family or enjoying your retirement years, you'll come to rely on these valuable features: -A detailed guide to first aid and emergencies -Tips on healthy living, prevention and screenings -Information on hundreds of symptoms and illnesses -Easy-to-follow decision charts for choosing care -Chapters on mental health, sexual health, pregnancy, complementary medicine, workplace health and more -Highlighted children's health information -Extensive listing of health-related organizations and Web sites -A guide to preparing for your doctor visits

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  • Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
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