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Medicine, health and fitness

  • Author:
    Gaylord, James, Hagen, Michelle
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    This book has everything parents need to give their babies the best start. Each year, more than four million babies are born in the United States. The first year of a baby's life is a joyous, challenging and sometimes overwhelming time. Your Baby's First Year For Dummies serves as a complete guide for baby's first 12 months — from what to do when arriving home from the hospital to handling feeding, bathing and sleeping routines to providing the right stimuli for optimal progress. Packed with tips on every aspect of baby's physical, emotional and social development, this friendly guide gives parents advice on such important topics as breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding, teething, baby toy safety, food preparation, food allergies, traveling and much more.

  • Author:
    Giampapa, Vincent C., Alt, Carol
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    Explains how readers can slow the aging process by focusing on cellular healthy via healthy eating, all-natural nutrients, exercise and the reduction of stress.

  • Author:
    Daniels, Elisha, Tuthill, Kelley, Partridge, Ann, Lauder, Evelyn H.
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    Breast cancer survivors Kelley Tuthill and Elisha Daniels are redefining what it means to be a cancer patient. More than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year, but that diagnosis does not mean sitting on the sidelines while life passes you by. Both Tuthill and Daniels worked throughout their extensive cancer treatments and continued to enjoy their family, friends, and high-profile careers while fighting the fight of their lives. You Can Do This! shares with you the strategies that worked, what didn't, and what they wish they'd have known at the time of diagnosis, namely to:

    • Send a message to the world that you are healing, not dying.
    • Surround yourself with people who know how to make you feel better.
    • Try to stick to your routine when possible. Go to work. Take the kids to school.
    • Have a plan for what you will do at 2:00 a.m. if you cannot sleep.
    • Keep wearing makeup and high heels. You dont have to look and feel like a patient all the time.
    • Believe that you can beat this!

    Benefiting from the expertise of Dr. Ann Partridge, an oncologist at the renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston who helped both of the authors through their own cancer journeys, this triumvirate answers questions like: Can you keep working? How do you pick out a wig or pencil in an eyebrow? What role might reconstruction surgery and prosthetics play in your recovery? What steps can you take to retain a professional, healthy image despite the effects of chemotherapy? How do you broach the subject of cancer with small children? Is it possible to lose your hair and not your sense of humor or libido? Inside You Can Do This!, Tuthill and Daniels help the newly diagnosed patient work through the initial shock of diagnosis and move forward to face the coming challenges with courage, strength, grace, makeup, and high heels. By offering advice on looking your best, even when you no longer look or feel like yourself, Tuthill and Daniels emphasize that you can continue to lead an active life and that it's perfectly acceptable to research chemotherapy alongside the latest offerings from Chanel.

  • Author:
    Bastien, France
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    Cet ouvrage témoigne de sa progression dans l’art du yoga, et c’est sans prétention que l’auteure vous accompagne dans la voie qu’elle a elle-même suivie. Il s’adresse autant au néophyte qu’à l’adepte aguerri ; chacun y trouvera des outils pour s’épanouir dans sa pratique de cet art. Il est construit sur le modèle de l’Échelle de Pa-tanjali, huit échelons qui conduisent l’adepte à l’état de Conscience, au-delà de tout concept, dans Cela. En plus des techniques traditionnelles de yoga, l’auteure convie ses lecteurs à l’intériorité, à l’exploration et à la disponibilité intérieure.

  • Author:
    Paulson, Tony
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    Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses that often make no sense to family and friends. But to the person involved they make a lot of sense, and are, in fact, a way of coping with life. Sprinkled with over 100 quotes from recovering individuals, Why She Feels Fat explores eating disorders from the inside out to convey the emotional experience and perspectives of those who have them. Decoding the deeper meaning of the statement "I feel fat" is at the heart of this simple and straightforward book that also includes basic information about eating disorders, such as signs, symptoms, medical complications, causes, approaches to treatment, and stages of recovery.

  • Author:
    Achey, Louise
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    Adverse reactions to prescription medicines are now a leading cause of death in America. If you are one of the millions who take at least one prescription drug regularly, how can you stay safe? Though powerful treatments, medicines are unpredictable because they don’t work the same in everyone, just as chocolate has a different effect on your pet than it does on you. Why Dogs Can’t Eat Chocolate: How Medicines Work and How YOU Can Take Them Safely bridges the gap between what doctors may assume you know about your medicines and what you actually understand about how to take them safely. Pharmacist and award-winning medical educator Louise Achey has been translating complex and confusing concepts about how medicine works for thirty-four years. From Barney the Bassett hound puppy’s encounter with chocolate to the three “Ds” of taking medicine safely, Dr. Louise explains in a clear and entertaining way what happens in our body when we take a medicine or supplement. She uses a common question (why is chocolate so dangerous for dogs?) to illustrate why side effects from medicines happen to some of us and not to others, and provides specific proven strategies to help you take your medicine and food supplements safely.

  • Author:
    Dahlman, David, Bland, Jeffrey
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    You're miserable, your quality of life has changed, your medications don't help and your doctor had the nerve to tell you that diet has nothing to do with your condition. ...but you know better! You can conquer these symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease and any form of Colitis: Gas, Bloating, Indigestion, Heartburn, Reflux, GERD, Diarrhea, Constipation, Alternating Diarrhea/Constipation, Abnormal Bowel Urgency, Abnormal Bowel Frequency, Pain, Spasms, Blood, Mucous, Hemorrhoids, Hiatal Hernia. Why Doesn't My Doctor Know This? Conquering Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn's Disease and Colitis details the only physician designed step-by-step plan combined with dietary advice and an all natural supplement program. It will end your symptoms because it addresses these nine separate variables...Any or all of which may be the cause of your condition: Altered levels of beneficial bacteria (probiotics).

  • Author:
    Fenske, Theodore, Dafoe, William
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    Smoking doesn’t have to leave you at a dead end. This unique book provides insight, whether you are a current or past smoker, on how to reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke before it’s too late. Rather than asking you to quit smoking, Dr. Fenske instead asks you to make changes in your life while you quit, by focusing on how the cardiovascular system is susceptible to disease, and how its healthy function can be optimized independent of smoking. Humorous and informative, While You Quit asks you to take a series of small, intentional steps toward vascular health. Armed with a state-of-the-art perspective on vascular biology, you follow Peter, an overweight, cigarette-addicted patient, as he takes these small strides. You will see clearly how each improvement directly impacts his vital statistics - just as they will for you, even if quitting isn’t on your road map yet.

  • Author:
    Mezrich, Joshua D.
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    Surgeon Joshua D. Mezrich takes us inside the operating room to unlock the process of transplant surgery, a delicate, intense ballet requiring precise timing, breathtaking skill, and at times, creative improvisation. Mezrich examines centuries of medical breakthroughs, connecting this history with the stories of his patients and the ethical debates surrounding organ transplantation.

  • Author:
    Hamilton, Joan
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    What do you tell children when a parent has been diagnosed with a serious illness? What should you do? What should you talk about? When do you ell them? What words do you use? This book provides parents and other caregivers with suggestions on how to approach children with the information that their parent is seriously ill. There are lots of examples of how and what to say to children and teens.

  • Author:
    St. Amand, R. Paul, Marek, Claudia
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    Dr. St. Amand, a renowned endocrinologist at UCLC School of Medicine, has developed a remarkable treatment for a painful disease that affects millions of people.

  • Author:
    Lee, John R., Hopkins, Virginia, Zava, David
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    Strategies for preventing a devastating disease that affects millions of women.

  • Author:
    Werner, Sidney C, Ingbar, Sidney H
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    Werner & Ingba's The Thyroid: A Fundamental and Clinical Text, 10th edition has been extensively revised and streamlined to deliver the most comprehensive coverage of the thyroid including anatomy, development, biochemistry, physiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of all thyroid disorders. Entirely new chapters on the surgical management of thyroid cancer, thyroid disruptors, and thyroid hormone analogs are in this edition. New authors and an international group of contributors elevate this classic text that includes extensive clinical coverage of thyroid dysfunction's effects on other organ systems. Also addressed are clinical controversies regarding the ageing thyroid, subclinical hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism and thyroid disease in pregnancy.   New to this edition: · Twenty-three chapters authored by new contributors and international experts · A companion website with fully searchable text for quick reference · Three new chapters discuss surgical management of thyroid cancer, thyroid disruptors, and thyroid hormone analogs to keep you up-to-date on the latest advances in the field

  • Author:
    Kurian, Marina S., Thompson, Barbara, Davidson, Brian K.
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    Sixty percent of individuals over the age of 20 — or 58 million people in the United States — are overweight. As the obesity epidemic continues to grow, many Americans are researching the benefits and complications of weight-loss surgeries. Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to understanding the impact of surgical weight loss before, during and after surgery. Weight loss surgery is often an overweight person's last resort, and it comes with many risks, questions and fears. So how do you know if it's right for you? Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies gives you expert guidance on knowing whether you qualify for the procedures, advice on choosing the best center and doctor and trusted information on evaluating the risks involved. Plus, it helps you plan to finance the procedure, prepare for surgery and achieve the best results as you adjust to a new diet and lifestyle post-surgery. * Trusted information on choosing a weight loss surgery that's best for you * Advice on what to expect before, during and after surgery * Sample recipes and information to ensure you're getting proper nutrition post-surgery If you or a loved one is considering gastric bypass surgery, Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies gives you everything you need to decide if it's the right course of action, what to expect during recovery and how to ensure the best results through healthy eating behaviors and regular physical activity.

  • Author:
    Wooten, James T.
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    The global battle against AIDS is set against the life and death of Nkosi Johnson, a young South African boy who, despite having been born with the ailment, became a symbol of the struggle against the disease and the strength of the human spirit.

  • Author:
    O'Grey, Eric, Dagostino, Mark
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    Eric was 150 pounds overweight, depressed, and sick. After failed diet attempts and the onset of type 2 diabetes, Eric went to a new doctor, who surprisingly prescribed a shelter dog. That's when Eric met Peety, an overweight, middle-aged, and forgotten dog who, like Eric, had seen better days. In a year of going on walks, playing together, and eating plant-based foods, Eric lost 150 pounds and Peety lost 25. As a result, Eric reversed his diabetes, got off all medication, and became happy and healthy for the first time in his life.

  • Author:
    Horner, Christine
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    Breast cancer has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Once a relatively rare disease, it now affects 2 to 3 million American women. What can we do to protect ourselves? Christine Horner, M.D., has the prescription: Eat healthy foods, add a good dose of certain supplements, get the rest and exercise we need, and avoid things that are bad for our bodies. We each have a Warrior Goddess in us, and it's time to set her free.

    A pioneer who pushed through federal and state legislation ensuring that breast reconstruction after a mastectomy would be paid for by insurance companies, Dr. Horner lost her own mother to breast cancer. She decided then that her mother's death would not be in vain.

    Using the metaphor of the Warrior Goddess, this book explains what Ayurveda, an ancient system of healing, describes as our "inner healing intelligence." It also explores the various foods and supplements that enable women to prevent and successfully fight breast cancer, as they claim the healthy body that should be theirs. Dr. Horner has added a new chapter to the updated third edition of her award-winning book. In "The Spiritual Journey of Breast Cancer," she describes why cancer is a wake-up call, a time-out in which women can turn inward to evaluate their lives with the intent to restore good health and learn how to receive, allow, trust, and surrender as they cultivate their relationship with their intuition and a higher power.

    The final part of Waking the Warrior Goddess presents Dr. Horner's Thirty-Step Program for reclaiming health and defeating breast cancer. In addition, this book includes an extensive, newly updated resources section for obtaining the particular nutrients and products that our bodies need to become and stay strong and healthy.

  • Author:
    Dallaire, Roméo
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    At the heart of Waiting for First Light is a no-holds-barred self-portrait of a top political and military figure whose nights are invaded by despair, but who at first light faces the day with the renewed desire to make a difference in the world. Roméo Dallaire, traumatized by witnessing genocide on an imponderable scale in Rwanda, reflects in these pages on the nature of PTSD and the impact of that deep wound on his life since 1994, and on how he motivates himself and others to humanitarian work despite his constant struggle. Though he had been a leader in peace and in war at all levels up to deputy commander of the Canadian Army, his PTSD led to his medical dismissal from the Canadian Forces in April 2000, a blow that almost killed him. But he crawled out of the hole he fell into after he had to take off the uniform, and he has been inspiring people to give their all to multiple missions ever since, from ending genocide to eradicating the use of child soldiers to revolutionizing officer training so that our soldiers can better deal with the muddy reality of modern conflict zones and to revolutionizing our thinking about the changing nature of conflict itself.

  • Author:
    Owen, David
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    The surprising science of hearing and the remarkable technologies that can help us hear better Our sense of hearing makes it easy to connect with the world and the people around us. The human system for processing sound is a biological marvel, an intricate assembly of delicate membranes, bones, receptor cells, and neurons. Yet many people take their ears for granted, abusing them with loud restaurants, rock concerts, and Q-tips. And then, eventually, most of us start to go deaf. Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss. Faced with the cost and stigma of hearing aids, the natural human tendency is to do nothing and hope for the best, usually while pretending that nothing is wrong. In Volume Control, David Owen argues this inaction comes with a huge social cost. He demystifies the science of hearing while encouraging readers to get the treatment they need for hearing loss and protect the hearing they still have. Hearing aids are rapidly improving and becoming more versatile. Inexpensive high-tech substitutes are increasingly available, making it possible for more of us to boost our weakening ears without bankrupting ourselves. Relatively soon, physicians may be able to reverse losses that have always been considered irreversible. Even the insistent buzz of tinnitus may soon yield to relatively simple treatments and techniques. With wit and clarity, Owen explores the incredible possibilities of technologically assisted hearing. And he proves that ears, whether they're working or not, are endlessly interesting.

  • Author:
    Hobbs, Christopher, Haas, Elson
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    Don’t forget to take your vitamins! It’s good advice. But everybody’s needs are different. Age, lifestyle, gender, ethnicity, diet and habits all play a role in determining which vitamins and minerals you need more or less of in your diet. Like traffic lights, vitamins help regulate your body’ most basic functions at the cellular level. And just like those red, green and amber beacons, they must be synchronized — not too many or too few — to get you through your life’s journey in good shape. Now Vitamins For Dummies shows you how to have green lights all the way. Confused by vitamins? Mystified by minerals? Can’t tell the difference between gingko and ginseng? In this straight-talking guide, two experts cut through the confusion and help you: * Get a handle on what each vitamin mineral and supplement does * Create a personalized supplement program * Understand the fine print on the labels * Combat or prevent specific ailments * Enhance memory, mood and energy * Slow the aging progress Drawing upon their years of experience in clinical practice as well as the latest scientific research into nutritional supplements, Chris Hobbs and Elson Haas, MD, tell you, in plain English, what you need to know to make informed decisions about which supplements you take. They cover: * The ABCs of vitamins * All about minerals * Amino acids and proteins — the body’s building blocks * The importance of fats and oils * Common supplements for digestion * Super-foods and other great supplements * The top 40 herbal supplements As an added bonus, Vitamins For Dummies features a quick-reference, A-to-Z guide to treatments for 90 common complaints. From acne to motion sickness to varicose veins, the authors describe complete healing programs that include vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements and lifestyle changes. Your complete A-to-Zinc guide to vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutritional supplements, Vitamins For Dummies is your ticket to good health and long life.

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