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The A to Z of Children's Health: A Parent's…

The A to Z of Children's Health: A Parent's Guide from Birth to 10 Years

by Dr. Jeremy Friedman

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0778804607, Paperback)

An indispensable reference which is sure to become the go-to health and wellness guide for parents.

This comprehensive and contemporary guide is written by the pediatric experts at the world-renowned Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). It goes without saying that no one understands kids or relates to parents better than these extraordinary experts. It covers over 235 childhood conditions and illnesses in children ages newborn to ten in a friendly yet authoritative manner.

Parents will find all the valuable information they need to better understand and manage their child's health concerns. All the illnesses are arranged alphabetically by "Condition & Care" -- making it easy, quick and accessible for parents -- for those situations when time really is of the essence. Parents will find expert advice on how to cope with everything from common accidents and emergencies that occur in childhood, to information on the nature of the many conditions that can affect their child. Most importantly, they get answers to three questions: 1) what is the condition, 2) what might happen as a result of the condition, and 3) how should the problem be treated?

Some of the topics covered include:
Fever, headaches and migraine, asthma, abdominal pain Croup, failure to thrive, thumb sucking and nail biting, night terrors Heart murmurs, infective endocarditis, measles, mumps and rubella Rheumatic fever, spina bifida, tonsillitis and strep throat Down syndrome, head lice, separation anxiety, shingles.

There are photographs and diagrams featured throughout the book, making it easy for parents to accurately pinpoint what potential condition and/or illness their child may be experiencing. An extensive glossary of terms combined with a well-organized index complete this valuable guide.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:53 -0400)

"This book is written by some of the top pediatricians at the Hospital for Sick Children, recognized internationally as one of the best children's hospitals in the world. Parents can consult it like a first aid guide in an emergency, or simply sample its pages on an as needed basis. Most importantly, it provides the helpful, practical, and trustworthy information that every parent needs. The easy-to-read format will guide you through your quetions about your child's healthy and provided practical tips and strategies that may help you avoid countless hours of waiting in a doctor's office or an emergency room."--… (more)

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