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The Criminalization Of Medicine

Author : Ronald T. Libby
ISBN : 0313345465
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Describes how and why doctors have become political scapegoats, subject to "witch hunts and commando-style raids" by law enforcement, why society has let this happen and what can be done to end this unjust "war" on doctors.

Excellent Care For Cancer Survivors

Author : Kenneth D. Miller
ISBN : 9780313397868
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A clear, concise, and essential guide providing key information about cancer survivors and their needs—and how those needs can best be met.

When The Diagnosis Is Multiple Sclerosis

Author : Kym Orsetti Furney
ISBN : 0275994686
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author offers help and hope to those suffering from multiple sclerosis as she relates her own experiences dealing with the disease.

The Coming Shortage Of Surgeons

Author : Thomas Edwards Williams
ISBN : 9780313380709
Genre : Business & Economics
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A critical, quantitative look at the future supply and demand of surgical specialists that may foretell rationing of surgical services. * Presents the theories of three academic experts objectively analyzing a significant public health issue * Offers an extensive bibliography culled from medicine, health policy experts, think tanks, governmental institutions, and economists to educate the reader in all aspects of this complicated but important topic

The Pain Detective

Author : Hillel M. Finestone
ISBN : 9780313359934
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Sure to be welcomed by the thousands suffering persistent pain, this volume explores what physicians often ignore--how psychological and social issues can influence health, illness, pain, and recovery. * 8 illustrations

Aging But Never Old The Realities Myths And Misrepresentations Of The Anti Aging Movement

Author : Juergen H. Bludau M.D.
ISBN : 9780313380198
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This much-needed book provides honest, clear, and helpful medical information for older adults and their caregivers, written in an easily understandable language. • Contributions from 20 distinguished physicians from Harvard Medical School and quotes and other material from more than 100 original papers to ensure scientific accuracy and up-to-date context • Case examples that help explain material and bring the advice to life

Understanding The High Functioning Alcoholic

Author : Sarah Allen Benton
ISBN : 9780313352805
Genre : Medical
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This volume spotlights the thinking of millions of "successful" people who excel in other ways, but remain powerless against and under the control of alcohol.

An Introduction To Botanical Medicines History Science Uses And Dangers

Author : Antoine Al-Achi
ISBN : 9780313350108
Genre : Health & Fitness
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For those who want to make educated decisions about whether, and when, to use natural products, this text explains the most current scientific evidence of the roles that plants can play in our health: how they can prevent, modify, or treat disease. Since antiquity, humans have used botanicals to treat various conditions affecting their organ systems, and this book is built around explaining which plants may be used for major ailments affecting the various systems. The increasing availability of botanicals on the market, intended to be used as dietary supplements for health, has been fueled by the public's demand for a more natural approach to healthcare. Unfortunately, much of the information fed to the public on alternatives is based on anecdotal evidence (case stories), the advice of friends, or media features that often do not stand up to standards for scientific evidence. In this book Al-Achi explains current research and science that exists - or remains lacking - for the various botanicals as healthcare products. He also details the potential misuse and the dangers of some herbal formulas. Photographs of 62 medicinal plants are included. For those who want to make educated decisions whether, and when, to use natural products, this text explains the most current scientific evidence of the roles that plants can play in our health: how they can prevent, modify, or treat disease. Since antiquity, humans have used botanicals to treat various conditions affecting their organ systems, and this book is built around explaining which plants may be used for major ailments affecting the various systems. The increasing availability of botanicals on the market, intended to be used as dietary supplements for health, has been fueled by the public's demand for a more natural approach to healthcare. Unfortunately, much of the information fed to the public on alternatives is based on anecdotal evidence (case studies), the advice of friends, or media features that often do not stand up to standards for scientific evidence. In this book, Al-Achi explains current research and science that exists - or remains lacking - for the various botanicals as healthcare products. He also details the potential misuse and the dangers of some herbal formulas. Photographs of 62 medicinal plants are included. Because of its evidentiary approach, this book may serve also as a text for introductory college courses in the field of botanical medicine, or as a supplemental general text for an alternative and complementary medicine course. The history leading to the use of botanicals in healthcare is described, as are botanicals used in the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, endocrine system disorders such as diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, men's and women's specific disorders, infections, chronic pain, psychological disorders such as anxiety and depression, and other health issues.

Understanding The Dangers Of Cesarean Birth Making Informed Decisions

Author : Nicette Jukelevics
ISBN : 9780275999070
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Cesarean delivery - childbirth through an incision in the mother's lower abdomen - is now the most common major surgical procedure performed in the United States. No one argues over the fact that it can be a life-saving procedure when the baby or mother is at risk. But for almost three decades in this nation, cesarean deliveries have increased, without substantially better outcomes for babies or mothers. Experts warn that up to 50 percent of the more than 1 million C-sections performed here each year are unnecessary. And that is where Nicette Jukelevics, a certified childbirth educator, researcher and writer, steps in with this book. Jukelevics aims to give women the insights they need to make an informed decision about whether natural or C-section birth is best for them and their babies. She explains when C-sections are necessary, and when they are not needed. She also addresses the overuse and misuse of medical procedures that can complicate labor and lead to C-sections, as well as reasons doctors may support or suggest C-sections, including outdated medical information, fear of liability, and economic advantages measured in doctors' time. This work also examines midwifery practices shown to safely reduce cesarean deliveries, but ignored or resisted by hospitals. Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth will interest not only expectant and future parents, but also to students and scholars of women's health, nursing, and public health.

A Guide To Weight Loss Surgery

Author : Rhonda L. Hamilton
ISBN : PSU:000065207642
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"Traditional weight-loss programs such as diet, exercise, and pharmaceuticals, are only effective for significant and sustained weight loss for about 10 percent of all people who try. The results are even more dismal for the obese aiming to lose 50, 75, or more pounds. Yet, the health of these individuals lies in the balance, because obesity or morbid obesity (100 pounds or more overweight by medical standards) increases by 50 to 100 percent the risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and certain cancers. Weight-loss surgery is effective in bringing 80 percent of obese people to or close to average weight for their height, explains Dr. Hamilton, an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Even more impressive, most sustain that weight loss for at least 10 years." "Hamilton doesn't perform such surgeries, but this Tufts-educated doctor has more than general medical insight. She had the surgery herself six years ago, reducing from the size 20 she was then to the size 8 she is now." "In A Guide to Weight Loss Surgery, Hamilton makes clear the rewards, and the risks, of surgery that reduces stomach size or removes a piece of the intestine so calories cannot be absorbed. Her book includes interviews with previously obese males and females who've had the surgery, as well as descriptions of the procedures, recovery times, costs, and insurance issues."--BOOK JACKET.

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