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Get Inside Your Doctor S Head

Author : Phillip K. Peterson
ISBN : 9781421410692
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In simple direct language Dr. Peterson tells readers how to understand their doctors' recommendations and ask intelligent questions about their validity.

The Lupus Encyclopedia

Author : Donald E. Thomas, Jr.
ISBN : 9781421409849
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 63. 99 MB
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Offers information on the symptoms, diagnosis, medications, side effects, alternative treatments of lupus along with advice on coping with lupus.

Ending Medical Reversal

Author : Vinayak K. Prasad
ISBN : 9781421417721
Genre : Health & Fitness
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We expect medicine to progress in an orderly fashion, with good medical practices being replaced by better ones. But some tests and therapies are discontinued because they are found to be worse, or at least no better, than what they replaced. Medications like Vioxx and procedures such as vertebroplasty for back pain caused by compression fractures are among the medical "advances" that turned out to be dangerous or useless. What Dr. Vinayak K. Prasad and Dr. Adam S. Cifu call medical reversal happens when doctors start using a medication, procedure, or diagnostic tool without a robust evidence base—and then stop using it when it is found not to help, or even to harm, patients. Drs. Prasad and Cifu narrate fascinating stories from every corner of medicine to explore why medical reversals occur, how they are harmful, and what can be done to avoid them. They explore the difference between medical innovations that improve care and those that only appear to be promising. They also outline a comprehensive plan to reform medical education, research funding and protocols, and the process for approving new drugs that will ensure that more of what gets done in doctors’ offices and hospitals is truly effective.

The Guide To Living With Bladder Cancer

Author : Mark P. Schoenberg
ISBN : 0801865190
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 40. 68 MB
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Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers--and one of the least discussed. But bladder cancer, like other kinds of cancer, will greatly change the life of anyone who has the disease. Learning to live with the challenge of bladder cancer means getting good medical care, building a support group, and gathering as much information as you can. In The Guide to Living with Bladder Cancer, Dr. Mark Schoenberg and the faculty and staff of the Johns Hopkins Genitourinary Oncology Group provide this much-needed information, telling you what you need to know about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. The book also includes valuable insights into patients' experiences and ways of coping, with statements from patients providing a personal perspective. Fully illustrated, The Guide to Living with Bladder Cancer helps make medical information accessible.With information and advice from leading doctors in the field, The Guide to Living with Bladder Cancer will be the bible for patients and families facing difficult and important decisions.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Author : Francis Mark Mondimore
ISBN : 9781421404752
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 53. 58 MB
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With proper treatment, people with borderline personality disorder can enjoy long remissions and improved quality of life.

The Traumatized Brain

Author : Vani Rao
ISBN : 1421417952
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 74. 68 MB
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The book includes a useful glossary, a list of resources, and suggestions for further reading.

Beating Melanoma

Author : Steven Q. Wang
ISBN : 9780801898891
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 79. 77 MB
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"An earlier version of this book was published on-line as Beating melanoma-- the survival manual: a 5-step guide for patients with melanoma."--T.p. verso.

The 36 Hour Day

Author : Nancy L. Mace
ISBN : 9781421403069
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 51. 24 MB
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Now in a new and updated edition, this best-selling book features thoroughly revised chapters on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option.

Confronting Hereditary Breast And Ovarian Cancer

Author : Sue Friedman
ISBN : 9781421404455
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 29. 43 MB
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With its unique combination of the latest research, expert advice, and compelling personal stories, this book gives previvors, survivors, and their family members the guidance they need to face the unique challenges of hereditary cancer.

Doctors Without Borders

Author : Renée C. Fox
ISBN : 9781421413549
Genre : Law
File Size : 66. 46 MB
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This study of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) casts new light on the organization’s founding principles, distinctive culture, and inner struggles to realize more fully its "without borders" transnational vision. Pioneering medical sociologist Renée C. Fox spent nearly twenty years conducting extensive ethnographic research within MSF, a private international medical humanitarian organization that was created in 1971 and awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1999. With unprecedented access, Fox attended MSF meetings and observed doctors and other workers in the field. She interviewed MSF members and participants and analyzed the content of such documents as communications between MSF staff members within the offices of its various headquarters, communications between headquarters and the field, and transcripts of internal group discussions and meetings. Fox weaves these threads of information into a rich tapestry of the MSF experience that reveals the dual perspectives of an insider and an observer. The book begins with moving, detailed accounts from the blogs of women and men working for MSF in the field. From there, Fox chronicles the organization’s early history and development, paying special attention to its struggles during the first decades of its existence to clarify and implement its principles. The core of the book is centered on her observations in the field of MSF’s efforts to combat a rampant epidemic of HIV/AIDS in postapartheid South Africa and the organization’s response to two challenges in postsocialist Russia: an enormous surge in homelessness on the streets of Moscow and a massive epidemic of tuberculosis in the penal colonies of Siberia. Fox’s accounts of these crises exemplify MSF’s struggles to provide for thousands of people in need when both the populations and the aid workers are in danger. Enriched by vivid photographs of MSF operations and by ironic, self-critical cartoons drawn by a member of the Communications Department of MSF France, Doctors Without Borders highlights the bold mission of the renowned international humanitarian organization even as it demonstrates the intrinsic dilemmas of humanitarian action.

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