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ZOOM Physician's Home Assistant
Sold Out (Win95/98/Me/Mac) (Jewel Case) (PHYSHOMEDJ)

Publishers: A.D.A.M. Software / Mindscape

Reference / Medicine

The Complete Source for Home Medical Information

Welcome to Physician's Home Assistant, an easy-to-use home medical software program. Physician's Home Assistant was developed by a team of health care professionals including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and nutritionists with the aid of up-to-date textbooks and case studies. Wisely used, this program enables you to take an active role in understanding and promoting the optimum health of your family. Physician's Home Assistant lets you replace concern with knowledge.

Symptom Analysis
Have you ever been to the doctor and found it difficult to describe your symptoms? Physician's Home Assistant prompts you with "YES/NO" questions regarding your symptoms. Based on your first set of answers, Physician's Home Assistant asks follow-up questions. You can print your symptoms and get a list of possible causes. Being able to describe your symptoms clearly to your doctor should make your appointment go more smoothly and help your doctor to make a more accurate diagnosis.

Drug Interactions
You can either inquire about the side effects of individual drugs or ask Physician's Home Assistant to alert you to potential interactions within many combinations of prescription and over-the-counter drugs before you take them. You can also check for interactions between drugs and caffeine or alcohol.

Medical Record
Have you ever had to search for your children's immunization records in order to register them into a new school? Do you know when you had your last tetanus shot? Physician's Home Assistant's Medical Record lets you record pertinent medical and health-related information. You can maintain medical records with details in 26 different categories. Records are filed individually, and can be printed so that wherever you go you can take your medical history with you.

The Encyclopedia section provides you with information on a variety of health related topics including diseases, medical tests and surgeries, poisons, first aid, and nutrition. The program helps you know when it is important to contact a health care provider and provides tips for home care when it is appropriate.

In this section, you will find disease definitions, causes, incidence, risk factors, prevention, symptoms, and signs. The treatment, outcome expectations, and complications are also explained.

This section provides an alphabetical list of symptoms (like fever) with specific information about each symptom, including alternative names, definitions, common causes, and home care. A picture may also be provided for better understanding of the symptom.

Medical Tests
Over 600 medical tests are explained in this section. You can learn how a test is done, how it feels, the risks, and how to prepare for the test. You can even check the relative costs. You'll also learn how to interpret the results.

Nearly 10 surgeries are described, including everything the patient needs to know a description of the procedure, how it's done, expectations after the surgery, and possible risks. You will learn what to expect during convalescence.

More than 4,000 drugs are described. You can find drugs by both generic and commonly used names. The section describes proper drug use, cautions for use, and possible side effects.

Many diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and celiac sprue, can be positively affected by diet. This section provides valuable information about the guidelines for specific disease-related diets. Included are recommended meal plans, food sources, and descriptions of how nutrients function in the body.


Windows 95/98/Me: 486DX/33 MHz processor, 8 MB RAM, 10 MB hard disk space, SVGA color monitor, 256 colors, double speed CD-ROM drive, MPC-2 compatible sound card.

Macintosh: 68030/25MHz processor or higher, or Power Macintosh in native mode, System 7.1, 8 MB RAM, 6 MB hard disk space, 13-inch (640x480) or larger monitor, 256 colors, double speed CD-ROM drive.

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