The Merck Manual of Medical Information--Home Edition continues the impressive 100-year heritage established by The Merck Manual. This completely new book provides the information found in the physician's version written in easy-to-understand, everyday language for today's health-conscious individuals. Each section contains overviews on anatomy and physiology, in-depth information on symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment options, and detailed illustrations. With contributions by more than 200 leading medical experts, The Merck Manual--Home Edition features informative discussions on virtually all topics in medicine, including cancer, heart disease, digestive disorders, bone and joint disease, women's health, and children's health, as well as detailed discussions of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Whether you seek better understanding of a diagnosis or a quick reference to a medical term, The Merck Manual--Home Edition is the only book you need. This "must-have" home medical reference is an invaluable source of information for parents with young children, adults with elderly family members, or anyone who wants to communicate better with a healthcare professional.