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Medical Tests & Diagnostic Procedures
Relevant and reliable medical information for common medical procedures and tests.
This book provides a basic understanding of why clinical laboratory tests are ordered and what the results mean.
Chasing Medical Miracles  (615.50724 OME)
"the first book to give readers a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated world of clinical trials."
An easy-to-use guide to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of the full range of clinical conditions seen in primary care.
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Essentials of Interviewing  (616.8914 WIG)
As part of the Essentials of Mental Health Practice series, this book provides the information mental health professionals need to practice knowledgeably, efficiently, and ethically in today's behavioral health environment. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.
Many creative children and adults are being misdiagnosed with behavioral and emotional disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Bipolar, OCD, or Asperger's. Many receive unneeded medication and inappropriate counselling as a result. Physicians, psychologists, and counsellors are unaware of characteristics of gifted children and adults that mimic pathological diagnoses. Six nationally prominent health care professionals describe ways parents and professionals can distinguish between gifted behaviors and pathological behaviors.
This best-selling handbook provides concise coverage of tests without sacrificing important details.
This manual allows you to quickly identify, evaluate, stabilize, treat and manage everything from medical problems such as asthma to fractures and more.
This centennial or 17th edition of the Merck Manual, provides the medical community as well as laypersons with current, complete, and comprehensive information on all areas of medicine.
Organized alphabetically, this comprehensive guide provides information on more than 1,000 commonly prescribed tests, including the CAT scan, MRI, PSA blood test for prostate cancer, HIV test, mammography, fetal monitoring, and the pulmonary function test.
Explains over 1000 of the most common medical tests. This consumer guide is not as comprehensive as the excellent Yale University School of Medicine Patient's Guide to Medical Tests (see following entry), but each guide contains some tests not included in the other.
An easy-to-understand resource for consumers on what to expect if you are scheduled for surgery. Includes what questions to ask the surgeon, common complications of surgery, how to prepare for recovery, types of anesthesia and more.
What's Wrong with Me? identifies an array of often undiagnosed and misdiagnosed conditions and teaches you how to become your own medical detective. Inside, you will find: The authors' revolutionary Self-Diagnosis Model, including the "Eight Steps to Self-Diagnosis" and numerous case studies of medical mysteries that illustrate the model's success.
*Information provided by the Library's Health resources Web pages does not constitute a medical recommendation or endorsement by the Richmond Hill Public Library. Please read the library's disclaimer and copyright notice regarding linked sites. Decisions regarding your health should always involve the assistance of a professional health care professional. If you need immediate medical advice contact your own family physician or the Telehealth service at 1.866.797.0000.