Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Medical Association

October 05, 2005 12:01 ET

CMA's Revised Edition of the Complete Home Medical Guide is now Available

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 5, 2005) - The best-selling medical guide Canadians have come to rely on has been completely revised and updated to offer the most authoritative and complete health information available anywhere.

Fully illustrated with hundreds of photographs and illustrations, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Complete Home Medical Guide includes 70 Q&A charts covering important symptoms, their possible causes and what actions to take. Updated information is also included on the latest medication and treatment methods for over 700 key medical conditions including SARS, West Nile Virus and anthrax.

The Guide, published in collaboration with Dorling Kindersley, is an authoritative and user-friendly resource full of up-to-date medical information. It is the essential choice for Canadians who want to participate actively and effectively in their own health care.

"We hope the Guide will serve not only as a reference during times of illness but also as a source of ongoing advice that helps everyone maintain good health throughout their lives," said Dr. Ruth Collins-Nakai, CMA President.

The CMA is pleased that the Guide has received Trusted Advisor status from Indigo Books, which provides independent book recommendations from physicians and other health care providers.

The CMA's Complete Home Medical Guide is available in English from the CMA Member Service Centre by calling toll free 888-855-2555, by email at cmamsc@cma.ca, through cma.ca, or at most Canadian bookstores.

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