R U Medically Curious?
Simple Answers to Common Medical Questions
About the Book
If you’re medically curious, then you’ll love the treasure trove of information that Dr. Larry Romane shares in this little book.
This longtime ER doctor has always been surprised at how little people know about medical matters, but he knows that knowledge can be challenging to grasp when doctors call a heart attack an “acute myocardial infarction” and a simple toothache an “anaerobic gingival abscess” Romane cuts through that jargon to answer questions such as:
- Why is everyone getting diabetes?
- Are brand name medicines safer than generic versions?
- Do you need antibiotics for upper respiratory infections?
He also shares valuable insights, such as: A pound of fat contains about 3,500 calories—so cutting 100 calories every day for a year would take off about ten pounds; X-rays may cause future DNA changes in a cell, leading to cancer decades in the future; and only about five percent of dog bites get infected versus sixty percent of cat bites—another reason a dog is man’s best friend.
You’ll be surprised by all the medical information you don’t know – some of it quite useful – in R U Medically Curious?
About the Author
Dr. Larry Romane has been board certified four times in emergency medicine. He spent more than thirty-five years as an emergency room doctor and has always been fascinated by how little the average patient understands about the human body.
Ted Heyman is a computer professional who has known Dr. Romane since high school. He edited and created an electronic version of Romane’s textbook on the respiratory system, Simple as ABG.