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Reference / Medicine
The Complete Source for Home Medical
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
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.
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.
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.
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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