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How to Save Your Own Life: The Eight Steps Only You Can Take to Manage and Control Your Health Care Paperback – May 1, 2000
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From the Back Cover
-- Why you must collect copies of all your medical records -- and how it can be done
-- Why you must acquire a working knowledge of any conditions you have -- and which Web sites are most helpful
-- Which tests, exams, and immunizations you should routinely receive -- and how to read and understand test results
-- How to be an active partner with your doctor -- with a health journal, a "health buddy", and more
-- How to work with the system -- in the hospital and with insurance companies. This book offers the tips that just might save your life -- or that of someone you love.
About the Author
Doris J. Day, M.D., is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in laser, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology. She is a columnist for "Redbook" magazine and is frequently featured in such magazines as "In Style," "Vogue," and "Glamour," She's also appeared on the "Today" show and CNN's "Paula Zahn Now," Dr. Day was the consulting dermatologist for Good Skin, an affordable line of skin-care products by Este Lauder. She lives and works in New York City.
Sondra Forsyth is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in "Ladies' Home Journal," "Family Circle," "Good Housekeeping," "Redbook," "Lifetime," and "Reader's Digest," among many others.
Top Customer Reviews
How to Save Your Own Life and the Savard Health Record will make a major impact on the quality of our healthcare. Family and friends on my gift list can expect copies!
The lessons learned from this book will stay you for a long time and will change not only the way you approach your own medical care, but those of your family as well. This book gives you the tools you need to navigate an often complicated and intimidating health care system. "How to Save Your Own Health" will serve you well in good health and may be critical when facing a medical crisis.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent information in practical language... With political uncertainty about health insurances and care in our future, we should practice the self care record keeping to promote... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ruth Larson-Hummel
I read this book from cover to cover it has many insites on your health. It also tells about the different shape bodies we have and how to deal with it. Read morePublished on December 3, 2007 by thegratefulbohemian.com
There are few books that I think are an absolute MUST READ. This is definitely one. Even those of us who consider ourselves informed health care consumers, will find as I did, that... Read morePublished on October 27, 2007 by C. Trawick