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 on Healthy Aging

3.88

"No matter what your age, you can continue to enjoy good health, happiness and an active lifestyle."

Advances in our understanding of health and aging now make it possible for you to make your later years some of your best years. With motivation, energy and knowledge, you can craft a future that’s fulfilling, invigorating and, best of all—healthy.

Mayo Clinic on Healthy Aging is a blueprint for the rest of your life. If there are any "secrets" to remaining active, energetic and disease-free, this book is where you’ll find them…

• Is loss of bone strength and muscle mass inevitable? Definitely not! We share 7 habits that make the difference in how you look, how you feel and how you age.
• 8 effective habits of men and women who sleep soundly, night after night.
• What you can do to maintain your all-important vision, even as time goes by.
• 6 ways to avoid or reverse embarrassing and uncomfortable urinary changes.
• Why we view maturity as a season of joy, recalling the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain… "Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."
• How to recognize common health risk factors that put your well-being in jeopardy. Spotting them early is smart—it means easier treatments, and can save your life.
• 9 ways to cope with major life changes gracefully and keep your stress in check. These doctor-approved tips support both your emotional and your physical health.

You have many options for staying young and healthy. But no matter which ones you choose, one thing is for sure—the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll enjoy health benefits and the better off you’ll be in the long run.

Download your copy today and put the knowledge of Mayo Clinic to work for your healthy future!

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Mayo Clinic on Digestive Health, 3rd Edition

3.50

Clearly, indigestion has become a national epidemic. One in 3 Americans regularly experiences some type of digestive difficulty—such as gas, stomach acid, constipation or a serious digestive disease. Americans now spend $3 billion each year on over-the-counter antacids, laxatives, acid blockers and fiber supplements. Now there’s help for anyone with concerns about digestive health from Mayo Clinic, one of the most respected medical institutions in the world.

Mayo Clinic on Digestive Health provides the answers you need to lead a more comfortable and enjoyable life.

This third edition brings you extensively updated information about the most recent diagnostic and treatment options. Along with the advice of your doctor, this book can help you enjoy life with fewer digestive problems.

This book is packed with helpful information on avoiding digestive discomfort and preventing more serious problems.

You’ll discover the value of diagnostic testing, mealtime recommendations and self-care tips for relieving discomfort. Plus the latest information on endoscopic ultrasound, virtual colonoscopy and the newer minimally invasive treatments for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

You’ll find reliable help with today’s most common digestive problems, including:

• Abdominal pain

• Celiac disease

• Constipation and diarrhea

• Crohn’s disease

• Diverticular disease

• Gas

• Heartburn and GERD

• Irritable bowel syndrome

• Ulcers

• And causes and treatment of other disorders

We can’t promise that all of your digestive problems will go away, but you will get the guidance you need to make them more understandable, more manageable and more responsive to treatment. 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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