The BC HealthGuide includes basic guidelines on how to recognize and cope with more than 200 of the most common health problems. It intends to help readers and health professionals work together to manage health problems. The first chapter, Making wise health decisions, presents basic steps for making health decisions, ways to develop a partnership with the doctor, and information to reduce health care costs. Chapter 2, Living a healthy life, presents information on staying healthy and detecting health problem early. The rest of the book is designed to be used on a topic-by-topic basis whenever a problem or interest develops. It also provides a self-care checklist and an ask-the-doctor checklist for readers' convenience.