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Special Treatment

Author : Kevin J. Soden
ISBN : 1101204680
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 47. 13 MB
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Doctors have a built-in advantage when it comes to getting extra-special medical care. Their knowledge and connections help them to get better, faster, while avoiding unnecessary risks. Dr. Kevin Soden and Dr. Christine Dumas—seen regularly on NBC News Today—are leveling the health-care playing field so that everyone gets the kind of special treatment they deserve. In this book, Soden and Dumas will provide you with all the information you need to become a smarter health-care consumer—and get the very best possible medical care for you and your family. With a true insider’s perspective, this book shows you how to get top-quality treatment from all your health care professionals, whether you have a doctor in the family or not.—Because when it comes to something as important as health, we all need special treatment. Learn more about: · What tests your doctor would demand · How your doctor picks a doctor · What doctors know about hospitals · How doctors make decisions about medications, physical therapy, surgery, and more · Even doctors need a second opinion: where they go to get one · How doctors pick a specialist · How your doctor bounces back faster after surgery · What doctors know about the ER · Where your doctor gets the latest medical information—and you can, too · What doctors know about preventing and treating the top three killers of men and women · What doctors know about reducing their risk of the most preventable cancers · What doctors know about living a longer and healthier life

Surviving Your Doctors

Author : Richard S. Klein
ISBN : 1442201398
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 56. 28 MB
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Every year, 90,000 patients die in our American hospitals due to medical error. The price to individuals, families, and society at large is in the billions, and yet wrongful medical outcomes are often swept under the rug. Patients need to know how to avoid medical blunders from the minute they step foot in their doctor's office or hospital. This book, written from an insider's perspective, walks readers through the potential hazards of healthcare and offes guidance for how to avoid injury or worse.

Dental Ethics At Chairside

Author : David T. Ozar
ISBN : 1589013093
Genre : Medical
File Size : 28. 97 MB
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Every health care practitioner from Hippocrates to our own day has had to deal with questions of ethics in the effort to serve patients properly and well. The dental professional is no different. For nearly a decade, it has had sound ethical reflection on its side in the form of Dental Ethics at Chairside. In issues ranging from ordinary chairside decision making to HIV/AIDS and ethical business practices, the first edition of this book has guided thousands of dentists, dental hygienists, students, and other oral health care practitioners to an understanding of the essential practice of ethics. Now a revised, updated, and expanded edition of Dental Ethics at Chairside responds to the challenges of oral health care in the new century with chapters on managed care, confidentiality and electronic record-keeping, among other important topics.

Diabetes For Canadians For Dummies

Author : Ian Blumer
ISBN : 9780470677308
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 79. 46 MB
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The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully and living a full and active life Want to know how to manage your diabetes? This friendly book offers you reassuring guidance in putting together a state-of-the-art treatment program. Discover all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy. Full of interesting anecdotes and helpful advice, this is your ultimate diabetes reference. Get the latest information — read about the newest recommendations from the Canadian Diabetes Association and the up-and-coming advances in medicines and monitors Handle low and high blood-glucose emergencies — learn how to identify the symptoms that require urgent attention and how to treat the problem Manage diabetes and pregnancy — know what to do during pregnancy to help ensure a healthy baby Get to know your health care team — find the health care providers you need, from your family physician to your diabetes nurse educator to your dietitian, and more Manage your diabetes through exercise and nutritional know-how — achieve and maintain good diabetes health with suggested exercises and healthy eating tips Control your blood glucose through medication — find out everything you need to know, from treatment tips to potential side-effects "Finally there is a book that I can recommend to people with diabetes." –Dr. Anne Kenshole, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto Open the book and find: The symptoms and causes of your diabetes How to monitor and record your blood glucose levels Tips for taking and caring for insulin Guidance on getting the vitamins and minerals you need from your diet How to incorporate exercise into your diabetes treatment plan What you need to know about alternative medicines Ways to get the best possible health care Useful Web sites to help keep you informed

Living With Cancer

Author : Dave Visel
ISBN : 9780813538198
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 38. 45 MB
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In this essential guide, Dave Visel draws on expertise hard-won during his wife's battle with lymphoma. He provides an overview of the varieties of cancer and all the basic types of treatments available. Chapters dispel common myths associated with these treatments and provide tips on nutrition and physical fitness. Visel also moves beyond the hospital to provide information and strategies to help with the emotional, practical, and financial effects of a diagnosis. Cancer patients will find the tools they need to make well-informed decisions on questions ranging from the right time to tell coworkers to whether to travel for treatment. Because medical bankruptcies affect nearly two million Americans each year, Visel devotes several chapters to financial issues. He also addresses the effects of cancer on relationships, such as how to deal with a difficult parent or whether to reconcile with an estranged spouse. In addition, Living with Cancer provides a comprehensive overview of the most useful corporate, government, and non-profit resources available. Anyone looking for help in understanding the full range of personal, professional, and legal issues associated with cancer will welcome this book. As inspiring as it is informative, it is a survival guide in the truest sense.

Clinical Skills For Pharmacists

Author : Karen J. Tietze
ISBN : 9780323082228
Genre : Medical
File Size : 53. 84 MB
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Covering the skills needed for pharmaceutical care in a patient-centered pharmacy setting, Clinical Skills for Pharmacists: A Patient-Focused Approach, 3rd Edition describes fundamental skills such as communication, physical assessment, and laboratory and diagnostic information, as well as patient case presentation, therapeutic planning, and monitoring of drug intake. Numerous case examples show how skills are applied in clinical situations. Now in full color, this edition adds more illustrations and new coverage on taking a medication history, physical assessment, biomarkers, and drug information. Expert author Karen J. Tietze provides unique, pharmacy-specific coverage that helps you prepare for the NAPLEX and feel confident during patient encounters. Coverage of clinical skills prepares you to be more involved with patients and for greater physical assessment and counselling responsibilities, with discussions of communication, taking a medical history, physical assessment, reviewing lab and diagnostic tests, and monitoring drug therapies. A logical organization promotes skill building, with the development of each new skill building upon prior skills. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter highlight important topics. Self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter help in measuring your comprehension of learning objectives. Professional codes of ethics are described in the Ethics in Pharmacy and Health Care chapter, including confidentiality, HIPAA, research ethics, ethics and the promotion of drugs, and the use of advance directives in end-of-life decisions. Numerous tables summarize key and routinely needed information. Downloadable, customizable forms on the companion Evolve website make it easier to perform tasks such as monitoring drug intake and for power of attorney. A full-color design and an increase to 150 photos and drawings better illustrates concepts, techniques, and equipment. Updated Taking Medication Histories chapter includes added coverage of the data to obtain while taking a medication history, as well as additional sections on obtaining medication names, on-demand medication information, and the pharmacist's role in immunization. Updated and expanded Physical Assessment Skills chapter includes detailed descriptions of commonly used equipment and vital signs, with more pharmacist-specific examples, so you can feel more confident in handling real-life situations. Updated Researching and Providing Drug Information chapter reflects current technology and information sources, and includes review questions on drug information. A new biomarker section in the Review of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests chapter aids in treatment planning, explaining the different types of biomarkers and how they are used. Skills checklists cover how to perform clinical skills, such as developing a monitoring plan. Application activities at the end of each chapter include more case studies to help you apply concepts and solve problems. A Chapter Acronym Index conveniently located on the front and back inside covers offers easy lookup for many commonly used acronyms and their definitions. Video clips on the companion Evolve website show a pharmacist performing various clinical skills, including history taking and physical assessment. Animations on Evolve show key disease states and highlight other relevant concepts, and an audio glossary includes pronunciations of 241 terms.

Parenting Plus

Author : Peggy Finston
ISBN : PSU:000017613859
Genre : Chronically ill children
File Size : 67. 40 MB
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Offers advice on raising children with special problems, including diabetes, severe allergies, congenital heart conditions, handicaps, and chronic illnesses

Dr Pitcairn S Complete Guide To Natural Health For Dogs Cats

Author : Richard H. Pitcairn
ISBN : 0875962432
Genre : Pets
File Size : 25. 49 MB
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Discusses the nutritional value of commercial pet foods and recommends drug-free treatments for common diseases

Your Health Plan And Hipaa

Author : Barry Leonard
ISBN : 1422319016
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File Size : 63. 92 MB
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Perhaps you have heard of HIPAA -- the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act -- during a visit to your doctor¿s office. The doctor¿s staff may have handed you a ¿HIPAA privacy notice¿ advising you of protections for your personal health information. But HIPAA covers a lot more than privacy. At the time HIPAA was passed, a lot of people were afraid to switch jobs because they might lose the insurance coverage they needed for their families. This report explains how HIPAA¿s protections make it easier to change employers without losing health coverage for your (& your family¿s) medical conditions. It focuses on HIPAA¿s coverage as it applies to private-sector group health plans only. Includes a glossary of terms. Illustrations.

The Everything Parent S Guide To Children With Special Needs

Author : Lynn Moore
ISBN : 9781440521256
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 43. 49 MB
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Decision maker, provider, advocate, encourager, disciplinarian, teacher. As a parent of a child with special needs, you wear many hats. Every day you face difficult decisions about education, health care, financial planning, and more. With so many unique issues to deal with, you need a comprehensive guide to help you: Make decisions about education; Choose the best method of discipline; Handle problems at school and with peers; Plan for your child's future; Make time for your own well being. There is help out there--in fact, there is more support for children with special needs than ever before--you just need to know where to look for it. With this guide, you'll have the information you need to help your children live life as fully as they can--each and every day.

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