The Bewildered Patient’s Whole Body Health Guide

Hardcover edition

The Bewildered Patient’s Whole-Body Health Guide is a valuable, highly informative guide to understanding and caring for the only body you’ll ever have.

Its valuable information will help you care for yourself while you are well and can help you and your physician figure out what is wrong when you are ill.

You’ll learn how your body’s organs work, how to keep them healthy, what can go wrong, and how to make the best use of your visits to health-care providers. Find strategies for long-term maintenance of the amazing, self-regulating, self-repairing body you live in every day.

This wellness guide offers tips on eating nutritiously, exercising adequately, avoiding accidents, preventing disease, decreasing stress, and minimizing exposure to environmental toxins. The writing is accessible, informative, and reader-friendly.

Paperback edition

The Bewildered Patient’s Whole-Body Health Guide is for readers who wish to be actively engaged in maximizing their own best health—who want to learn how to “outlive their warranty.” With the current crisis in medical care, much responsibility lies with patients who can learn to be both active and proactive in staying healthy. This book provides fundamental insight into how the body works, what can go wrong, and what you can do to maintain it. It offers valuable tips for interacting productively with your physician and other health-care providers.

After more than three decades of medical school teaching and research, Dr. Simson pivoted to writing for the curious and health-conscious public. Her most recent publication, The Bewildered Patient’s Whole-Body Health Guide, required nearly a decade to complete. Other recent works include nonfiction travel books and fictional short-story collections. Dr. Simson has taught medical students, graduate students, and undergraduates in both US medical schools and on US military bases overseas. She received a Fogarty International Fellowship for research (1987-88) and was one of several contemporary scientists featured in a Smithsonian exhibition, “Science in American Life” (1994-2011).