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The Germ Survival Guide shows how to protect yourself and your family from the ever-present threat of germ-borne disease. Taking its cue from such popular survival guides as The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook, this handy reference lists common life situations in which germs are a threat, shows you how to protect yourself, and tells what to do if you get sick. The Germ Survival Guide lists more than 80 situations in which germs are a potential threat: in your home, in your office, in your children's schools, in public places, and in travel spots in the US and abroad. For each situation, the Guide steers you clear of danger by pinpointing: Why it's a problem and what germs are suspect. Your risk factor, ranked high, medium, and low. Simple preventative and protective measures. Here are the steps you can take to protect yourself from germ-borne illness. What to do if you get sick. Here are the signs and symptoms of illness, steps you should take, and when to call the doctor. Since many germ-borne diseases produce similar symptoms at the outset (e.g., vomiting, fever), a special first aid appendix will show you how to treat them until you get medical help.

The Germ Survival Guide also comes equipped with a "Germ Glossary" covering more than 100 germs, including bacteria, viruses, molds, and parasites, listed alphabetically for quick reference. Included here are germs encountered in everyday living in the United States, from the common cold to strep infections, plus rarer strains that have captured public attention or may be encountered in travel abroad, including malaria, cholera, Ebola, and flesh-eating bacteria.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular medicine & health Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe Publication Date: 28/07/2003 ISBN-13: 9780071400459  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Kenneth Bock, MD, lead author graduated with honors from the University of Rochester and is board-certified in family medicine. He is founder and director of two medical centers in upstate New York, the Center for Progressive Medicine in Albany and the Rhinebeck Health Center. Dr. Bock is Vice President Pro Tem of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, one of the largest professional organizations in the country promoting the practice of preventive medicine. He is interviewed frequently in the national media on the topic of immune system health and is the author of two books. Steven Bock, MD, has been practicing complementary and progressive medicine for over 20 years. He attended New York Medical College and received his M.D. in 1971 and was Board Certified in Family Practice in 1977. A Founder and Co-Director of the Rhinebeck Health Center in Rhinebeck, NY and The Center for Progressive Medicine in Albany, NY. Dr. Bock, is certified in Medical Acupuncture, and is an instructor at Albany Medical College. Dr. Bock has appeared on local and national media including the ABC news show, 20/20 and various other radio and TV programs. Nancy Faass, MSW, MPHP, is a writer and editor in San Francisco. She has worked as a science editor at the University of California, San Francisco, and in scholarly publishing. She is has developed and edited two books and is the author of a forthcoming book on immunity to be published by New World Library.

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