This reference book covers all aspects of men's health, not just another book about heart disease and prostate trouble, but the first mainstream book to look at all aspects of a man's life. It features sections on physical, sexual and mental health, as well as self-image and grooming and what you get out of being a "health hero". Written by both a man and a woman, topics range from diet and nutrition to fertility; from baldness to depression; from life insurance tests to how to avoid common infectious diseases. Using advice from expert organizations such as the British Heart Foundation, Save Our Sons (specialising in male cancer) and the Terence Higgins Trust, as well as Dr. Apple's experience as a GP, the book contains contemporary and detailed medical information. Combining quizzes, case studies and interviews with experts, all providing constant reassurance, this book should help any man who wants to develop all-round good health.
Dr Michael Apple is a psychologist turned doctor (first class degrees from Liverpool and Birmingham), now practising as a senior partner in a general practice in Watford - the first surgery opened in partnership with Sainsbury's. He has written extensively for both medical and general publications, from the Daily Telegraph to the British Medical Journal. He co-wrote The Penguin Book Of Symptoms and is the author of How To Stay Healthy (Bloomsbury). Rowena Gaunt was Bloomsbury's health editor until the birth of her daughter. As health editor she commissioned such books as The Royal Society of Medicine Encyclopaedia of Family Health and Better Sex: the erotic education you never had.