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Wants, Wishes, and Wills: A Medical and Legal Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family in Sickness and in Health by M.D. Shawn D. Glisson, Esq. Wynne A. Whitman

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Chapter 5. Personal Wishes: Screening and Counseling

Some health situations are preordained by our genetic makeup and are out of our control. But many can be managed or improved with careful monitoring and lifestyle changes. (Does an ounce of prevention sound familiar?) In other words, with the help of your providers, you can do a lot to help yourself. In this chapter, we’ll tell you who to go to for sound health advice and which screening tests may help you catch problems early.

A Guide to Health Counseling

Whenever you’re not feeling well, the temptation may be to research your symptoms on the Internet, ask acquaintances in the health care profession, and tune into every alarming story on the 11 o’clock news, imagining the worse. Or maybe you ...

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