CHICAGO and LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- All too many times, Dr. Kiki Hurt has seen tragic loss of life that could have been prevented had the patient or the patient's family known some simple facts about health emergencies. With the release of Mini Medical School Mini Book 1 (http://www.hurtmd.com/Products.html), Dr. Hurt has taken steps to help people everywhere know when to seek immediate medical attention -- and save their own lives.
Now in its second printing due to high demand, Mini Medical School Mini Book 1 makes medical information understandable and accessible to anyone. Each chapter is just two pages long and includes a concise summary for those who prefer at-a-glance information. Full-color illustrations help visual learners get the most out of the book, and Dr. Hurt has provided sections designed to give readers a basic understanding of how the human body works.
"Until now, people haven't been educated to know when something is wrong with their health," explained Dr. Hurt, who divides her time between Chicago and Los Angeles as an internist, anesthesiologist and critical care physician. "Mini Medical School Mini Book 1 is the first in a series of books to teach readers the difference between non-emergency situations and imminently life-threatening conditions."
Mini Medical School Mini Book 1 helps readers recognize the symptoms of heart attacks, strokes and other emergency medical conditions and explains exactly what to do, before and after calling 911, should those symptoms arise. When patients are armed with that information, said Dr. Hurt, they can take steps during the emergency that can preserve their heart, kidneys, liver function and brain function, get them out of the hospital in a few days instead of a few months, and ultimately save their lives.
"Because Mini Medical School Mini Book 1 includes both emergency medical information and the basics of the human body, it can serve as a lifelong resource for people who want to take charge of their health," Dr. Hurt stated. "After reading the book, a patient will be comfortable asking his or her physician any question that comes to mind and essentially become the leader of his or her own health care team."
Mini Medical School Mini Book 1 includes sections where readers can record their medical histories, doctors' contact information, any surgeries they have undergone, any allergies they have and all medications they are taking. In the back of the book, Dr. Hurt has included an advanced directive template for patients to record their medical wishes, should they become incapacitated. To learn more, visit Dr. Hurt's site at http://www.hurtmd.com.
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SOURCE Dr. Kiki Hurt