As featured on CBS This Morning, The Dr. Oz Show, and Lifehacker.A comprehensive, light-hearted resource for the hypochondriac in all of us, from two Columbia University doctors who review dozens of symptoms and offer advice on when to chill out, make a doctor’s appointment, or go to the hospital.Cardiologists at Columbia University Medical Center, Christopher Kelly, MD, and Marc Eisenberg, MD, FACC, are both highly accomplished physicians and...
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- Healthcare is expensive. So when a new and unexpected symptom crops up, we’d all like to know beforehand if it’s really necessary to go to the doctor. This humorous and easy to read home reference book spells out for you which symptoms you can relax about and which ones you need to take seriously. The contents aren’t exhaustive but do cover common symptoms from head to toe like a sore throat, back pain, blood in your urine, and swollen feet...
- Do you tend to be a hypochondriac? Do you have medical questions that you're too embarrassed to ask? If so, then this is the book for you. Each chapter is broken up by the part of the body with chapter one being Head and Neck, then drills down from headaches to sore throats. Each symptom is fully explained in a light hearted manner and informs readers on when to take their symptoms seriously. I read an advance copy and was not compensated.
- You would think this would not be a good book to read for someone with hypochondriac tendencies (like myself), but actually it’s oddly comforting. It puts a lot into perspective. It’s not going to cover every single weird thing, but if you have health anxiety and different random symptoms, this is worth having as a reference to save you Googling at 2am and convincing yourself you have some rare cancer.
- Well written in layman terms. A great book to keep on a hypochondriac's shelf.
- Great book to have as a reference before you go to the doctor.
- Great resource instead of turning to Dr. Google. The humor in the book will set you at ease, even if your symptoms are something you should see a doctor about sooner rather than later.
- Hilarious - actually loled at one point.
- At first, I was intrigued by the title after spotting the book due to it's bright red colour. Once I started reading, I simply could not put it down - and, no, I am not a hypochondriac!Essentially, it is an interesting reference book if you are suffering ill-health or even chronic problems, but it can also put your mind at ease for various common ailments without searching the Internet and getting conflicting results. After all, these are doctors...
- I found this to be more general than I was expecting. Probably more useful as a reference - if you are feeling some kind of pain, pick this up and flip to the appropriate chapter as a starting point, but it will likely not be enough to comfort you. As a book to sit down and read through, I didn't get much enjoyment out of it.
- This is one book I am seriously considering buying! The format of the chapters, the index, and the appendix are very helpful in finding the information you need to figure out whether you need to "calm down" or "get to your doctor" now! I found answers to several of my questions, and see how this could be useful as an on-going medical guide.