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Mayo Clinic A to Z Health Guide

Everything you need to know about signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention

Scott C. Litin, M.D.

  • Easy-to-understand explanations for the 150 most common health conditions.
  • Professional insight on tests and procedures used to make a diagnosis.
  • Essential advice on treatments, including commonly used medications.



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Mayo Clinic A to Z Health Guide explores the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention for the 150 most common health conditions, organized alphabetically from A to Z. In this complete guide to identifying, treating and preventing a broad range of common medical problems, the information is quickly and easily accessible with clear descriptions and engaging visual information.

Mayo Clinic A to Z Health Guide is based on the expertise of many Mayo Clinic health professionals and the advice they give their patients day in and day out. This guide is more than “nice to know” information; it is critical information that you may need to know in an emergency, when someone is in pain, or when you notice a symptom and aren’t sure what to do. Best of all, it’s from Mayo Clinic, one of the most trusted medical institutions in the world.

2015 • 319 pages • World English: Time

Scott C. Litin, M.D.

Dr. Litin is a general internist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He has served in many editorial capacities and has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters. A renowned practitioner, public speaker and teacher, Dr. Litin has been recognized with many accolades and awards including several of Mayo Clinic’s most cherished honors: Distinguished Clinician, Outstanding Faculty Member and Distinguished Educator.

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