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What the Yuck?

501 Reassuring Answers to Your Most Embarrassing Health Questions

All women have concerns about their bodies that they are just too embarrassed to bring up to their doctor. In What the Yuck?! Health Magazine Medical Editor and Today Show contributor Dr. Roshini Rajapaksa (Dr. Raj) answers them all—from the serious like “Is it bad that I drank margaritas before I realized I was pregnant?” and “Could this mole be skin cancer?” to the offbeat like “Can too many venti lattes give you a heart attack?” and “Why do I get a headache when I eat chocolate cupcakes”? Dr. Raj sheds light on even the most confusing symptoms, telling readers when not to worry, and when to see their doctor. The book also shares insider tips from Dr. Raj, fascinating factoids—such as “Most women have one breast that’s larger than the other”—as well as poll results, so readers can see at a glance how many seemingly-weird body issues are actually healthy and normal. All 205 questions come from real women; they cover everyday health concerns and thoroughly modern conundrums, such as H1N1, celebrity diets, and cell phone dangers. The book is organized by themes such as “That time of the month” and “Between the sheets,” making it easy to navigate and irresistible to flip through. Sure to be a classic, What the Yuck?! is a book women of all ages will want to own.

About the Author
Name Dr. Roshini Raj
Bio Author Roshini Rajapaksa, MD, is the Health Magazine Medical Editor, an attending physician at NYU Medical Center/Tisch Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. She holds a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Co-author Lisa Lombardi is the Executive Editor of Health Magazine and blogger at A graduate of Yale University, she has written extensively about health issues for a number of top publications and frequently appears as a media expert on several top national television shows.
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Publication Date August 17, 2010
Dimensions 6-1/4" x 6-1/4"
Number of Pages 256
Number of Photos Line Drawings