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Get Inside Your Doctor S Head

Author : Phillip K. Peterson
ISBN : 9781421410708
Genre : Health & Fitness
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With so many medical tests and treatments and so much scientific and medical information—some of it contradictory—how can people make the best medical decisions? Most medical decisions, it turns out, are based on common sense. In this short and easy-to-read book, Dr. Phillip K. Peterson explains the ten rules of internal medicine. Using real case examples he shows how following the rules will help consumers make good decisions about their medical care. Get Inside Your Doctor’s Head providesadvice about such questions as when to seek treatment, when to get another opinion, and when to let time take its course. Turn to the Ten Rules when you are weighing your doctor’s recommendations about diagnostic tests and treatments and use them to communicate more effectively with your doctor. As with all rules, the Ten Rules of Internal Medicine have occasional exceptions—and when evidence suggests that you are an exception, the relevant rule should be broken. Follow the Ten Rules to make decisions in the increasingly complicated medical world when you need guidance about health matters for yourself and your loved ones. -- Charles E. Davis, M.D., University of California, San Diego, author of The International Traveler’s Guide to Avoiding Infections

Confronting Chronic Pain

Author : Steven H. Richeimer
ISBN : 9781421412535
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This comprehensive guide is designed to help everyone whose days are filled with chronic pain that takes a toll on the body and the mind. The authors include up-to-date information about pain medications, exercise and nutrition, injections and neurostimulators, and complementary therapies.

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 Lupus Encyclopedia

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

Living With Itch

Author : Gil Yosipovitch
ISBN : 9781421412337
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 28. 41 MB
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Chronic itch can interfere with a person's ability to function, and can even affect quality of life. The authors explain the cascade of physiological events that causes us to experience itch. They describe the many skin diseases and conditions that cause itch, and provide information on preventing, treating, and coping with your condition.

Caring For Children Who Have Severe Neurological Impairment

Author : Julie M. Hauer
ISBN : 9781421409382
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Global impairment of the central nervous system, whether stable or progressive, is often called severe neurological impairment (SNI). A child who has SNI will be cared for both by specialist clinicians and by parents at home. A parent is a child’s best expert and advocate, and many parents become highly skilled in managing their child's care. This guide provides information to help parents increase their knowledge and improve their caregiving skills. In Caring for Children Who Have Severe Neurological Impairment, Dr. Julie M. Hauer advocates shared decision making between family caregivers and healthcare providers. She details aspects of medical care such as pain, sleep, feeding, and respiratory problems that will be particularly useful to parents. Tables and key points summarize discussions for clear, quick reference, while case studies and stories illustrate how different families approach decision making, communication, care plans, and informed consent. Parents and other caregivers will find this book to be indispensable—as will bioethicists and clinicians in pediatrics, neurology, physical and rehabilitative medicine, palliative care, and others who care for children with neurological and neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Hauer offers hope and practical coping strategies in equal measure. -- Jody Chrastek, DNP, RN, CHPN, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

Author : Rebecca Skloot
ISBN : 9780230752771
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 65. 78 MB
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, now an HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey & Rose Byrne Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta’s family did not learn of her ‘immortality’ until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences . . . Rebecca Skloot’s fascinating account is the story of the life, and afterlife, of one woman who changed the medical world forever. Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions about who owns the stuff our bodies are made of, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an extraordinary journey in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all four corners of the world. ‘No dead woman has done more for the living . . . A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book’ Hilary Mantel, Guardian ‘An extraordinary mix of memoir and science reveals the story of how one woman’s cells have saved countless lives’ Daily Telegraph ‘A heartbreaking account of racism and injustice . . . Moving and magnificent’ Metro

Borderline Personality Disorder

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

A Man S Guide To Healthy Aging

Author : Edward H. Thompson Jr.
ISBN : 9781421410579
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 58. 47 MB
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As they reach middle age, most men begin looking forward to "what's next." They gear up to experience renewed productivity and purpose and are more conscious of their health. A Man’s Guide to Healthy Aging is an authoritative resource for them, and for older men, as well. In collaboration with a variety of medical experts, the authors provide a comprehensive guide to healthy aging from a man’s perspective. Edward H. Thompson, Jr., and Lenard W. Kaye—a medical sociologist and a gerontologist and social worker—offer invaluable information in four parts: • "Managing Our Lives" describes the actions men can take to stay healthy. Here is information about how to eat well, reduce stress, and stay active for better overall health.• "Mind and Body" considers how physical health and state of mind are connected. It explores sleep, drug and alcohol use, spirituality, and attitudes about appearance—and explains how all of these factors affect mental health. • "Bodily Health" examines how body systems function and what changes may occur as men age. It covers the body from head to toe and reviews how to manage chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart conditions. • "Living with Others" shows the importance of interacting with friends and family. Topics include sexual intimacy, friendship, and caregiving, as well as how men can make the best decisions about end-of-life issues for themselves and their loved ones. Refuting the ageist stereotype that men spend their later years "winding down," this book will help men reinvent themselves once, twice, or more—by managing their health, creating new careers, and contributing their skills and experiences to their communities. -- Christian Perring

Beating Melanoma

Author : Steven Q. Wang
ISBN : 0801898900
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 37. 74 MB
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The only book to outline detailed instructions for melanoma patients at all stages of their disease, it is a guide that people with melanoma will turn to with confidence.

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