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The Official Valley Fever Survivor Medical Glossary
A great gift for yourself and for anyone who has any medical condition!
Title: The Official Valley Fever Survivor Medical Glossary
Author: David Filip
Paperback ISBN: 9780979869228
e-Book ISBN: 9780979869211


About The Official Valley Fever Survivor Medical Glossary

It is often difficult for patients with Valley Fever to understand unfamiliar medical terms from their doctor visits, their hospital stays, or the results of their laboratory tests. People from all over the world visit Valley Fever Survivor at and e-mail a variety of questions and comments to the author. These comments often reflect frustration with being unable to understand their medical papers. Now this task has been made easy with "The Official Valley Fever Survivor Medical Glossary."

Over 465 words of technical medical jargon have now been translated into plain English that anyone can understand. Many terms have expanded definitions that focus on their specific meaning to patients with Valley Fever. Whether you, a family member, or a pet must deal with Valley Fever, this glossary will help you understand what is written in medical documents. The comprehensive scope of this glossary is valuable for patients with a variety of other diseases as well.

"The Official Valley Fever Survivor Medical Glossary" offers more than just words and definitions. It provides basic information on Valley Fever, maps of endemic areas in the United States, and useful risk management tips. This comprehensive layman's medical glossary will help patients and their families to understand their medical situation better.

About the Author

David Filip‘s in-depth knowledge comes from 15 years of researching medical information and assisting thousands of people with Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis). As the leading Valley Fever scholar, information specialist, and consultant, he is sought after by media and authorities who need his expertise. His contacts with mycologists, physicians, federal and local health officials, and vaccine scientists is matched and tempered by his experience connecting with tens of thousands of victims of Valley Fever from around the world. This brings a human perspective to his research and a focus on the urgency of a problem many politicians would just as soon sweep under the rug.

For his research and technical expertise, he has been interviewed on television and radio broadcasts. Producers and reporters from Voice of America, BBC, the New York Times, PBS, Animal Planet, and other media outlets across the country rely on his knowledge and connections for their articles and programs on Valley Fever.

Filip is the communications director and co-founder of Valley Fever Survivor, the premier coccidioidomycosis advocacy, education, and support organization. He is also a member of UC Merced’s Valley Fever Network Faculty and has a BA in Communications from the University of Washington. By bringing the medical, military, historical, and personal facets of Valley Fever together, his knowledge and expertise “connects the dots” in ways that bring the complete scope of the Valley Fever epidemic to light.

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