Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic first took root in farm fields near Rochester, Minn., in the late 1800s. It grew from the medical practice of a country doctor, William Worrall Mayo, and the partnership of his two sons, William J. and Charles H. Mayo—affectionately known as Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie.

The brothers’ innovative ideas and tireless work in learning and creating new surgical techniques attracted international attention. Physicians from around the world came to watch the Mayo brothers perform surgery.

The Mayo brothers invited other doctors to join them, forming teams of medical experts. Today, Mayo Clinic—one of the world’s oldest and largest multi-specialty group practices—comprises more than 45,000 physicians, scientists, nurses and other staff at its three locations in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz., and its regional community-based health care practices.

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Mayo Clinic Essential Guide to Prostate Health

4.33

Many prostate problems — even cancer — can now be easily treated. Thanks to medical advances and important new discoveries at Mayo Clinic and other leading medical centers, we can share great news with Mayo Clinic Essential Guide to Prostate Health.

This book is based on advice that Mayo Clinic doctors share every day in caring for their patients. In this book you will find:

· When to get a prostate checkup, and what to expect
· Our latest recommendations on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, with detailed information on normal PSA levels by age
· How doctors diagnose and treat an enlarged prostate, including new information on the two types of drugs currently used to significantly reduce symptoms of prostate enlargement
· New guidance on managing incontinence and impotence, two common side effects of prostate treatment
· Current medical options for treating advanced prostate cancer
· New advances that mean better prostate cancer survival rates
· What to expect after prostate surgery, including information on recovery time and getting on with life
· Medical assessments of popular alternative therapies
· And more

Mayo Clinic Essential Guide to Prostate Health is an easy-to-read yet comprehensive guide to understanding, treating and living with prostate disease. It’s just the kind of thorough book you would expect from a world leader in medicine — Mayo Clinic.

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Guide to Self-Care

Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care is your comprehensive guide to protecting your good health.

This reference covers more than 200 of today’s common health problems with over 1,500 ways to help you relieve pain, prevent illness, stay fit and more,

Learn what you can do for yourself and when to seek medical attention. Also, learn how to respond to medical emergencies and what you can do to prevent or manage specific conditions such as arthritis, asthma and many more.

There’s a lot to learn from Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care
-How to lower your bad cholesterol without medication
-Potential benefits and known risks of popular herbs such as garlic, saw palmetto, ginkgo, echinacea and more
-How stress can trigger heart disease, indigestion, asthma, depression and more plus tips on reducing stress
-The latest news on the growing diabetes epidemic and how to manage your symptoms or reduce your risks

The book includes a special section of photographs and illustrations of various self-care practices. All in all, the book is an easy-to-understand guide you will want to refer to time and time again.

See for yourself why Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care is such a popular choice with our customers. Order your copy today!

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The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book

4.20

Whether you are facing a cancer diagnosis and the challenges of treatment, or wish to prevent the disease if you’re at high risk, this book brings you the most accurate, reliable and up-to-date information available.

You’ll discover a story rich in hope, with accounts of women who’ve successfully confronted this difficult disease.

The knowledge you’ll gain will help you be a more informed patient—in communicating with your doctor, in selecting among treatment options. In this thorough book, Mayo brings you critical knowledge in many key facets of breast cancer.

• Prevention—What can you do to decrease your risk of getting breast cancer? While there’s still no guaranteed way to prevent it, several lifestyle factors can be modified to reduce your risk, especially if you are in a high-risk category.
• Treatment—After diagnosis comes a flurry of questions: "Now what?" "How do I deal with this?" "Do I have options?" "What’s my prognosis?" The good news is that breast cancer is now considered a highly treatable disease with good results. Survival rates keep increasing. The book reviews the full range of treatment options, and the pros and cons of each.
• Care and Coping—Life goes on after diagnosis. Our doctors share their best options for dealing with feelings and emotions ... for coping with treatment side effects ... for women who want to consider complementary therapies. A separate chapter offers helpful guidance to the patient’s partner.
• Living With Hope—It bears repeating: Breast cancer is highly treatable. You have every reason to live with hope. This book offers key support for every woman.

The book is a tribute to many, especially the extraordinary women who’ve taught us about breast cancer. Each has added to our knowledge of the disease, and advanced your ability to respond to any diagnosis or risk.

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