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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press (October 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439109486
  • ASIN: B005OHSFSI
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,089,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

This seventh volume in the YOU series (following YOU: Having a Baby) by Oprah's favorite physician-authors continues yet further dilutes the well-known brand. Apparently making full use of the data collected for the previous books, radio show, and Oprah programs, the book lacks structure and is uneven and scattershot, providing advice on a select number of not especially essential child health topics in chapters on the biology of infant education; child gastrointestinal issues; infectious diseases, allergies, and the immune system; and preventing childhood accidents and dealing with doctors and hospitals, thus forgoing the traditional structure of most parenting resources, which present information along developmental ages and stages. Some useful material may be found in a section entitled "YOU Tools," which features minimal hands-on instructions for diaper changing, interpreting infant cries, and the like; a number of short lists of required gear--but this section seems more an afterthought, a place to put all the good stuff that didn't fit into chapters. Although readers would expect the media star authors and the pediatric experts they recruited to create a real go-to guide, they will be disappointed, and the familiar, casual tone doesn't work. (Oct.) (c)
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About the Author

MICHAEL F. ROIZEN, M.D., is a New York Times #1 bestselling author and cofounder and originator of the very popular RealAge.com website. He is chief wellness officer and chair of the Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and health expert of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

MEHMET C. OZ, M.D., is also a New York Times #1 bestselling author and host of The Dr. Oz Show. He is professor and vice chairman of surgery at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University and the director of the Heart Institute.

More About the Author

We wrote YOU: The Owner's Manual to help everyone understand that 70 percent of how long and how well you live is in your hands. But we wanted to go one step further and move you from just knowing the rules to really understanding how your body works. And we realized that if we bottled the 'eureka moments' and irreverence that medical school teaches, you might really enjoy the artistry of the inner workings of your body (we included cartoons so guys would understand). But The Owner's Manual was limited: folks whose lives were already touching the health care system needed advice to best navigate that serpentine path. We realized that a 'Smart Patient' was essential to realizing the promise of 'The Owner's Manual'. Luckily for us, the Joint Commission, our nation's health care safety advocate, approached us to help with a BIG problem. Medical errors in hospitals cost us 98,000 lives per year, and the Joint Commission could not squash this crazily large number without making all patients allies in this fight.

Being a Smart Patient means you've passed a stringent exam (well, a fun but informative quiz, anyway), and you know things that the vast majority of other patients do not. We learned a lot from this process of writing, and share all we knew beforehand and learned:
' You'll know why you need to include your spouse in your health history, even though there's no blood relation.
' You'll know why you should always be one of your doctor's first appointments of the day.
' You'll know which hospital staffer you should always talk to before choosing a surgeon (hint: it's the anesthesiologist).
' And you'll know why you should never touch the TV remote control in your hospital room.

The book debuted at #2 on the NY Times list, so some must at least like the jokes, or the cartoons (we understand an insurance company doesn't care for the one on page 333), or the insights combined with an encyclopedic list of trustworthy resources.

It's a scary statistic, but it's true: you have a 2 in 5 chance of being affected by a major medical complication in your life. And even the best doctors using the most cutting-edge technology can't prevent it. Yet that's the unrealistic expectation. The unsettling reality is that health care has become so complex it is no longer possible for any one doctor or other health care provider in the system to manage the whole process unless they have a partner. And that person is YOU.

The following insider tips are just a taste of those we crammed into You: The Smart Patient. We hope that this book will inspire and empower YOU to get involved in your health care.

Just the Facts, Ma'am

The first sign of a Smart Patient is that telltale document they produce during their first visit, or even their 50th. It's their health profile. This is the sign of a patient who means business, one who will challenge us to be at our absolute best and who won't waste time and money on redundant and unnecessary efforts. To create the perfect health profile, circa early 21st century, find the sample form labeled Your Health Journal. These forms are also online at www.jcrinc.com and www.realage.com.

Have a Tattle Plan
Bring your spouse or advocate to your doctor's appointment when you're giving your health history; there are a lot of questions that only he or she can answer. But, please, before coming in to the office together, make sure you discuss which fibs you're going to tell. Why? Because when you tell us that you've been taking your cholesterol-lowering drugs with the discipline of a Marine, your spouse will shoot you'or us'an involuntary look that communicates something close to Are you kidding me? We never miss it. And sometimes your spouse is trying to give your fibs away: it's called love.

Customer Reviews

This book is very, very informative.
danchi4411
She has already given a copy of the book to several of her friends who have recently given birth.
georgiaf
As expected, I really enjoyed this book, just as I have all of Dr. Oz's books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Ziegler on October 11, 2010
Format: Hardcover
The YOU docs have done it again. I love the accessible approach and playful style that they can bring to any topic, even parenting. When so many of us are stuck in somber discussions about the most precious tasks of parenting, this book gives confidence and specific insights that rid us of the myths and mistakes that are often shared by friends and family. YOU Raising Your Child has become our family's textbook for basic parenting skills.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By anonymous on January 20, 2012
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I can see why many reviewers like this book. It is easy to read, and contains useful information about certain topics. For example, the section on fever is informative and helped me figure out what was going on with my daughter, and when to call the doctor.
However, on certain other topics, it's only really useful as a jumping off point. For example, the section on sleep is only about 4 pages long, and attempts to cover sleeping issues from birth to 6 years old. For another example, the section on transitioning to solid foods does not include any useful information on how to wean from breastfeeding (or formula) after the 1 year mark, and does not even mention the baby led weaning approach, which is rapidly gaining in popularity.
I was considering returning this book, but Amazon's price was so inexpensive, I will probably just keep it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Newsreader on October 11, 2010
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This is a great book for parents of young children. It's not the most encyclopediac, but the information it presents is interesting and fun to read. Paired with a "What to Expect" or Dr. Spock it will be well used by parents who enjoy reading up on kids.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Book Worm on November 15, 2010
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I love that this book does not pass judgment or tell you the definitive, "right" way. Rather, it suggests that you follow your baby's cues. I do find it a bit scattered/disorganized though. Thank goodness for the index!
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By georgiaf on March 1, 2011
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I bought this book for my daughter who recently had her first child. During pregnancy, she collected a large assortment of books regarding pregnancy and raising children. This book, she said, outweighs, by far, all the other books she has read. It contains subject matter that the other books do not have. It has answered a lot of the questions she has. She has already given a copy of the book to several of her friends who have recently given birth. In her words, "I LOVE this book!"
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By Aasia Batool on March 12, 2014
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I love the format of the book. The information is very useful and covers many topics from emotional well-being to physical well-being and I especially like the way the authors formatted the child development stages-all in one place and easy to refer instead of reading huge paragraphs.
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This book is great, i am currenlty reading and trying to raise my 19 month old daugher with the way of the experts as well as my own twist.
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By Texas girl on March 25, 2013
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Purchase for my son and wife when their first child was born. Have not read myself, comments based on their feedback
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