So, Prevention magazine has done the leg work for you, picking a handful of books that deserve a spot in your home library.
They're in Prevention's July issue.
Prevention Deputy Editor John Hastings told The Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith Thursday that books beat the Web in many instances.
"Especially in a medical situation," Hastings says, "you might be a little nervous. You're in a hurry, and you go on Google, say, and you enter a search term. You're not sure what you're getting. You're not sure if you're ending up at a site that's reliable, or maybe somebody who's got something to sell.
"We talked to our advisers at Prevention, all qualified people, tops in their fields, and these are the books they turn to when they have questions."
The five Hastings mentioned on The Early Show, from among Prevention's top choices, with reasons they were selected:
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION FAMILY MEDICAL GUIDE
Hastings agrees with Smith's assessment that if you're only going to have one of these books in your personal library, this is the one, saying: "Without a doubt, it's great. It goes from very basic information about health care and about just being healthy to very detailed information on symptoms."
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"It's one of the frankest discussions about women's health, I think, available still," Hastings tells Smith, "even in this day when we feel like we know so much. It's a changing field. Research is always coming out that's changing what women should do and know about hr their health. For example, heart disease has really emerged in the last decade as a primary concern for women."
For more selections, go to Page 2.