Automotive Deals HPCC Amazon Fashion Learn more nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc Look Park Fire TV Stick Handmade school supplies Shop-by-Room Amazon Cash Back Offer showtimemulti showtimemulti showtimemulti  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Introducing new colors All-New Kindle Oasis Water Sports

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

Once again Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D. brings the reader up to date with the most recent advances in health. He provides current research including not only traditional methods of treating medical problems but also all the current research using less conventional techniques. Areas covered include allergies and asthma, alzheimer's, arthritis, cancer, depression, diabetes, ear infections, heartburn, heart disease, high blood pressure, overactive bladder, tendonitis, uterine fibroids, and many others. For each item he gives a brief synopsis of it, follows with a section titled "Here's What's New", and concludes with a section called "The Bottom Line". A great reference for catching up with current research from a highly respected source, Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld's 2005 Breakthrough Health: Up-to-the-Minute Medical News You Need to Know is highly recommended.
0Comment| 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on July 5, 2005
There's a kindly looking, grandfatherly doctor on the cover of this book and inside he confides to you 167 up-to-the-minute medical discoveries, treatments and cures that can save your life. Who wouldn't want to read this book?

Have you ever wanted to corner a doctor at a party and pick their brain about your newest symptom or self-diagnosis, but social graces prevented you? Well this informative book is the closest you can get to that banter.

Breakthrough Heath is a medical reference book that you can refer to many times. It's written in a simple direct approach and broken down into alphabetized chapters on illnesses from alcoholism to wrinkles. Within each chapter, Dr. Rosenfeld writes about "the latest news" in current studies on subjects in the area of medication, treatments and the "bottom line," which incorporates his personal suggestions.

Some other subject's covered are: breast cancer, cold and flu, depression, diabetes, reflux disease, lupus, menopause, Parkinson's disease, sinusitis and stroke. If every time you read or re-read this book you discover one new thing to try or one more question to raise with your personal physician, it will certainly be worth the price.
22 comments| 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on February 6, 2005
Dr. Rosenfeld once again comes up with a common sense doctors' approach to all of the most common maladies of mankind. The updates are simple and straight-forward. In particular the ones on nutrition and obesity keep us down the "straight path" of balanced diet, portion control, and exercise.
0Comment| 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on September 1, 2005
Great update on the information we need to know. It was very helpful in my current endeavor to find answers! Highly recommend to anyone looking for quick clear answers!
0Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on September 1, 2012
An easy book to read, with very few unexplained medical terms, that provides excellent general medical advise for many common medical situations and conditions. Only three stars because the book is very dated, a more recent updated version would easily warrant a five star rating.

0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 5, 2007
Talk about cramming a ton of information into an accessible, bite-sized format! The latest incarnation of Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld's Breakthrough Health is just plain easy to read. His straightforward style relies on layman's language but comes packed with enough depth and detail to hold the attention of his fellow physicians.

He addresses dozens of the issues that affect the quality of daily life in America such as obesity, Botox, bad breath, and unsightly skin rashes but intermixes this lighter fare with important and up-to-date advice on stopping most of our big-ticket killers such as breast, colon and prostate cancer, HIV and heart disease. Without being condescending, he offers it all in language any high school student could understand.

Two subjects I would have liked to have seen him include, are the modern CT screening test for coronary calcium, a now-proven technology to prevent heart attacks and the latest on lung cancer, the king of all malignancies. Exciting early detection in both areas has been in the news for some time and his popular readership could use the scoops. Next edition perhaps?

Of course any book that tries to keep up with the latest in medical advancement has some outdated elements before it leaves the printing press. But like buying a new computer, the effort is still worth it. The good news is that any home library equipped with different editions of Dr. Rosenfeld's many books will allow the layperson to research a particular medical issue by following how our understanding in the area has evolved over the past decade. Armed with this, plus a quick Internet search for the very latest, the patient can effectively become their own best advocate.

- John Corso, MD author of: Stupid Reasons People Die , An ingenious plot for defusing deadly disease.
0Comment| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on January 11, 2011
I respect and trust this Dr. and watch him every Sunday. I am a nurse I guess I expected something more but this was written in easy to understand terms so everyone can understand and learn from it. Great book for a non medical person.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on September 21, 2005
I really enjoyed reading this book. The information was interesting and written in easy to understand text.
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 15, 2005
This book is loaded with the most recent medical findings and is organized as a referenced book, although I read it cover to cover.
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on October 12, 2014
Great book
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.