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Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, Fifth Edition

Scott C. Litin, M.D.

  • With a 48-page visual guide that helps readers have a better understanding of human anatomy, Mayo Clinic Family Health Book is a must-have guide for understanding healthy living at all stages of life.
  • This reference manual provides a clear look at the causes, symptoms and treatment options for hundreds of potential health conditions.
  • More than 1.5 million copies sold.



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million Americans—almost 1 out of every 2 adults age 18 or older—had at least 1 reported chronic illnesses.

By Scott C. Litin, M.D.

As a busy adult, you may have difficulty tracking down information about living a healthy lifestyle. In addition to outlining medical guidance concerning vaccinations, nutrition, managing stress, and overcoming unhealthy behaviors, Mayo Clinic Family Health Book explains diseases and disorders that can develop as people age, such as sleep disorders, diabetes, mental illnesses, digestive problems and different types of cancer.

And just as adult health conditions change with age, the same can be said for children’s health. Whether it’s health care for infants and toddlers or for preteens and teenagers, this comprehensive manual helps give parents insight into every health condition their kids may face during all stages of childhood.

While the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book serves as a helpful tool to keep and reference throughout life, it also provides essential medical information that may be needed in emergency situations. With detailed descriptions for performing CPR and the Heimlich maneuver and treating severe bleeds and burns, this book is an invaluable resource to study to help you prepare for the worst-case scenario.

2018 • 1,391 pages • Mayo Clinic Press

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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