Saturday, February 21, 2009

Great Book of Tattoo or Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder

Great Book of Tattoo

Author: Spider Webb

Enjoy this dynamic collection of tattoo imagery. Over 500 vintage photographs display hundreds of people decorated with thousands of tattoos. This historic tattoo art dates from the 1800s through the 1980s and includes images of love, military, religious, exotic, parlor, and tribal markings. Sailor boys, circus performers, and lovely daring women are among those who celebrate tattoo art by showing off their collections.

Interesting book: Tea or Literary Feast

Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder

Author: James Lock

Always harmful and potentially deadly, eating disorders can wreak havoc on families. Unfortunately, the same can often be said of their treatment: blaming parents for the illness, many eating disorder programs exclude parents and widen the rift in an already shattered family. This powerful and controversial book by top researchers James Lock and Daniel le Grange argues that parents are not the culprits but the key to their teen's recovery. Based on new research, Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder shows how parents can break the disorder's control over their child's mind and re-establish normal eating and family relations. The odds for full recovery drop precipitously if treatment is delayed. A radically important wake up call, this book urges parents to act now.

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Reviewer: Tammy Yuen, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book on adolescent eating disorders is geared towards parents and families to help them better deal with a very difficult condition.
Purpose: The purpose is to help parents understand and deal with a teenager's eating disorder on many levels. The objectives set out by the authors are very worthwhile and are easily met within the context of the book.
Audience: The intended audience is parents, but there likely is some value for pediatricians and school workers as well. The authors are quite credible and knowledgeable on the topic.
Features: The book does an excellent job at helping parents to identify, understand, and work with treatment of eating disorders. A particularly nice feature is the inclusion of examples of various presentations of teenagers with eating disorders at various stages of the disease. The book has references of other helpful materials or books at the end of each chapter. In addition, at the end of the book there are many valuable resources to help families. It is particularly nice that the issue of how families can work with healthcare professionals is addressed.
Assessment: The book is of high quality and would be of help to any family facing this difficult situation.


4 Stars! from Doody

Friday, February 20, 2009

Lyme Disease or Change One

Lyme Disease: The Cause, the Cure, the Controversy

Author: Alan G Barbour

Lyme disease is one of the least understood of the new diseases--and one of the most dreaded. Because undiagnosed or untreated Lyme disease can pose serious health threats, people who develop symptoms such as joint pain and tiredness worry that they may have chronic Lyme disease. Even people with confirmed acute Lyme disease worry that the treatment they're getting won't cure the disease and that it may reappear later in a more debilitating form. These fears are made worse by the well-publicized uncertainties surrounding diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

In this book, noted Lyme disease researcher and clinician Alan Barbour presents a comprehensive and even-handed discussion of what we know about the disease and offers medical science's current thinking about its more controversial aspects. Throughout the book, Dr. Barbour uses the stories of four "patients" to illustrate the varying course of the disease in different individuals and under different circumstances. A fifth "patient" stands as the model for people who, in the absence of a clear diagnosis, remain convinced that Lyme disease explains their symptoms--and as a result suffer for too long without appropriate treatment for what's really ailing them.

Including illustrations of ticks and the rashes caused by their bites, as well as maps showing the worldwide distribution of Lyme disease and the relative risk of the disease across the United States, the book offers a wealth of useful information for patients, family members and caregivers, and those who live, work, and play in high-risk areas:

Explains how Lyme disease is spread, and who is at risk Describes the symptoms and consequences of Lymedisease, from the rash following a tick bite to the most serious complications, such as infection of the nervous system, joints, and heart Describes all the diagnostic tests for Lyme disease and explains what the test results mean Compares Lyme disease with other conditions, such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and explains why they are often mistaken for Lyme disease Presents a compassionate and convincing discussion of depression, which is often the correct diagnosis for a patient who clings to a diagnosis of Lyme disease despite repeated negative diagnostic tests Carefully explains proven and unproven treatments, and summarizes the debates about antibiotic and other treatments Outlines what individuals can do to avoid getting Lyme disease as well as what the community can do to reduce the number of Lyme-carrying ticks

Here at last is an intelligent and interesting guide for patients, as well as an insider's tour of medical science. The author includes an explanation of how the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium was discovered in the laboratory and how it was first connected with the disease, a fascinating account of modern medical detective work.

Library Journal

Although Lyme disease is named for a town in Connecticut, the first recorded case occurred in Europe at the turn of the century. The incidence has been rising since the 1970s, due partially to increased awareness and partially to the fact that it is a fashionable diagnosis for unexplained symptoms. This book by a physician doing research on the disease is an objective, comprehensive, up-to-date source that explains the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease using case histories to illustrate the symptoms and problems associated with it. Barbour shows how antibiotics and laboratory tests work and why they are not always useful and/or accurate. He discusses the differing opinions about chronic Lyme disease and other conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that have similar symptoms. He tells us why this disease is not a major public health threat (it's confined to certain areas and victims have to be bitten by an infected tick) and offers advice on preventing it. Illustrations of ticks and rashes, maps showing the worldwide distribution of Lyme Disease, and a list of American and international agencies complete the text. While Polly Murray's The Widening Circle (LJ 2/15/96) offers a personal and historical perspective on Lyme, this book is full of current scientific information. Highly recommended for all health collections.Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., Cal.

Table of Contents:
Lyme disease is one of the least understood of the new diseases - and one of the most dreaded. In this book, noted Lyme disease researcher and clinician Alan Barbour presents a comprehensive and even-handed discussion of what we know about the disease and offers medical science's current thinking about its more controversial aspects. Including illustrations of ticks and the rashes caused by their bites, as well as maps showing the worldwide distribution of Lyme disease and the relative risk of the disease across the United States, the book explains how Lyme disease is spread, and who is at risk; describes the symptoms and consequences of Lyme disease, from the rash following a tick bite to the most serious complications, such as infection of the nervous system, joints, and heart; describes all the diagnostic tests for Lyme disease and explains what the test results mean; compares Lyme disease with other conditions, such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and explains why they are often mistaken for Lyme disease; presents a compassionate and convincing discussion of depression, which is often the correct diagnosis for a patient who clings to a diagnosis of Lyme disease despite repeated negative diagnostic tests; carefully explains proven and unproven treatments, and summarizes the debates about antibiotics and other treatments; and outlines what individuals can do to avoid getting Lyme disease as well as what the community can do to reduce the number of Lyme-disease-carrying ticks.

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Change One: The Diet and Fitness Plan

Author: Readers Digest

Three years since the trade release of ChangeOne, approximately 60 million people around the world have read and used this most sensible of weight-loss plans! Now Reader's Digest has revised and expanded this "proven to work" diet and fitness program. Its balanced, no-fad, everyday approach is what scientists today confirm is the best weight-loss system there is. And its users tell us over and over again that they are losing weight--and keeping it off!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Navigating the Alzheimers Journey or Out of This World

Navigating the Alzheimer's Journey: A COMPASS for Caregiving

Author: Carol Bowlby Sifton

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease is more stressful than almost any other caregiving role. You may already know firsthand how true this is. While there is currently no cure for the disease, there are treatments, and it is truly your care that is the most meaningful treatment for your loved one. Navigating the Alzheimer's Journey is your best guide to providing that care. Whether the diagnosis is still fresh or you are well into your caregiving journey, the suggestions in this book will smooth your way. Filled with reassurances and practical advice, Navigating the Alzheimer's Journey gives you the encouragement and tools you need to manage the daily care of someone with dementia in a caring, compassionate, and supportive way. As a longstanding professional Alzheimer's specialist and a former caregiver herself, Carol Bowlby Sifton knows exactly what information you need to know. You will find your most pressing day-to-day needs met in this comprehensive and informative book. Just like a compass, it will keep you confidently pointed in the right direction at each stage of your caregiving journey.

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Out of This World: A Journey of Healing

Author: Mary Swander

When a life-threatening allergic illness demanded that she eat only organically grown food, writer and professor Mary Swander built a new life in a former one-room Iowa schoolhouse in the middle of the largest Amish community west of the Mississippi. In this rich and engaging memoir, which follows the course of a farmer's year, she writes from the well-named Fairview School to share the radical transformation of her life.

From her perch in rural Kalona, Iowa, Swander discovers new strength and self-reliance along with a community of hardworking and hospitable neighbors. Raising goats and poultry, participating in barn raisings and auctions, protecting her garden from a plague of grasshoppers, creating a living crèche at Christmastime, all the while laughing at her attempts to wrestle with the pioneer challenges of midwestern winters and summers, she explores what it means to be a lone physical and spiritual homesteader at the end of the twentieth century.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Everyones Guide to Cancer Survivorship or A Womans Guide to Living with HIV Infection

Everyone's Guide to Cancer Survivorship: A Road Map for Better Health

Author: Rn Holly Gautier

The CDC's National Action Plan for Cancer Survivorship estimates that there are "9.6 million persons living following a cancer diagnosis." And this number is strictly related to patients. It does not include family members, friends, or caregivers.

For anyone approaching life from the perspective of remission, respected oncologist Dr. Ernest Rosenbaum leads a team of 34 oncology specialists and medical contributors—some of whom are both doctors and survivors themselves—in creating a guide specifically geared for cancer survivorship.

The growing number of people approaching life post-cancer will find solace, understanding, and opportunity with information specifically geared to managing the lingering effects of cancer treatment, such as:

· Lifestyle changes to improve health and longevity

· What survivors need to know following anticancer therapy

· How to manage the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy

How to set goals for the future

Table of Contents:
Foreword     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Contributors     xv
Introduction     xvii
A Physician Guidance Program     1
The Need for Survivorship Care     3
Guidelines for Survivorship Care     7
Posttherapy Screening Guidelines     23
Toxicities of Selected Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy Drugs     28
Cognitive Changes and Psychological Support for Cancer Survivors     46
A Survivor's Road Map to Health and Longevity     55
Strategies and Solutions for Cancer Survivors     57
What Survivors Need to Know After Anticancer Therapy     65
Genetics and Cancer Survivorship     73
Work and Insurance Issues     79
Ways to Improve Lifestyle and Quality of Life     87
Diet and Cancer Survivorship     89
Lifestyle Recommendations for Controlling Weight     100
Exercise and Survival     110
Alcohol     123
Tobacco     127
Psychological Support     132
Survival with Disease Prevention and Control     135
Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Strokes     137
Prevention of Osteoporosis     143
Prevention of Diabetes     152
Prevention of Skin Cancer     156
Survival with Side Effect Control     161
Pain and Pain Management     163
Toxic Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy     173
Coping with the Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy     178
Fatigue     188
The Role of Sleep in Health, Disease, and Therapy     191
Changes in Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction     196
Infertility Problems in Cancer Survivors     211
Body Image, Wigs, and Makeup     219
Falls: A Major Cause of Disability     224
Lymphedema     226
Urinary Incontinence     230
Infections     233
Improved Survival with Creative Expression     243
The Importance of Creative Expression     245
The Role of Poetry and Prose in Health     250
The Role of Humor in Health     257
The Role of Music in Health     259
Getting Your Affairs in Order     261
Summary and Review     264
References     272
Bibliography of Selected Cancer Survivorship Resources     293
Useful Web Addresses      298
Index     303

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A Woman's Guide to Living with HIV Infection

Author: Rebecca A Clark

Written by three experts with extensive experience helping people with HIV/AIDS, A Woman's Guide to Living with HIV Infection is a medically informational, comprehensive, and deeply compassionate resource for women with HIV and their families and friends. While addressing the entire range of health and emotional issues faced by people with HIV, the authors cover topics of special interest to women -- gynecologic disorders, reproductive choices, contraception, and pregnancy.

The authors offer clear advice on these and other crucial topics:

•Testing for HIV and coping with the diagnosis•Finding a physician and preparing for the first visit•Recognizing symptoms and preventing complications•Understanding the latest treatment options, including new medical research and clinical trials•Coping with gynecological infections and STDs•Considering pregnancy and birth control•Assuring breast, bone, and heart health•Treating drug and alcohol dependence•Dealing with partner violence and abuse

Also included are lists of recommended books, support groups, Web sites, and other resources for people with HIV. The practical advice in this book can help the thousands of women diagnosed with HIV every year lead to fuller and healthier lives.

Library Journal

Every year thousands of American women are diagnosed with HIV. Currently, a quarter of the 850,000 to 950,000 Americans with HIV or AIDS are women. Internist Clark, obstetrician/gynecologist Robert Maupin, and psychologist Jill Hayes Hammer merge their expert perspectives on living with HIV to produce a comprehensive, practical, yet consultable and reassuring guide. They address a multitude of topics in great detail that relate specifically to women with HIV/AIDS: adjusting to life with HIV; treating symptoms, complications, and the virus itself; sexual, contraceptive, and reproductive issues; and a variety of important related subjects. Appendix 1 is a sample tracking sheet for medications, tests, and vaccinations, and Appendix 2 lists resources for people with HIV. An excellent glossary is also provided. Although other books (e.g., Patricia A. Lather's Troubling the Angels; Dorie J. Gilbert and Ednita M. Wright's African American Women and HIV/AIDS: Critical Responses) address the issue of women and HIV/AIDS, most offer a sociopolitical perspective and are rather old. This is the most complete and up-to-date consumer guide available. Strongly recommended for all consumer health and most health sciences libraries.-Linda M.G. Katz, Drexel Univ. Health Sciences Libs., Philadelphia Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Countdown to Baby or Is Our Food Safe

Countdown to Baby: Answers to the 100 Most Asked Questions about Pregnancy and Childbirth

Author: Susan Warhus

9...8...7...6...5...4...3..2..1... Delivery!

One of life's brightest moments is fast approaching-you are about to become a mother! You'll enter the magical world of rubber duckies, booties, and lullabies, and your heart will never be the same.

But before all the fun of caring for your child begins, you need answers to all the lingering questions you have about pregnancy and childbirth.

In Countdown to Baby, Dr. Susan Warhus answers your questions and provides the facts you need to make well-informed decisions during your pregnancy. A board-certified OB/GYN who has delivered more than 3,000 babies in her 15 years of clinical practice, Dr. Warhus is also a mother who knows first hand the many questions that expectant mothers have throughout their pregnancy.

Whether you have questions about your treating swollen feet, painting the nursery, taking medications, or traveling across the country, Dr. Susan's clear, concise responses, will make you feel knowledgeable and confident.

Dr. Warhus answers questions such as:

  • What changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle do I need to make during my pregnancy?
  • How do I cope with morning sickness?
  • Should I be considering a doula or midwife?
  • What can I expect to happen during my prenatal visits? What will my prenatal visits be like?
  • How will I know when it's time to go to the hospital for delivery?
  • What are the three phases of labor?
  • What happens at the hospital before and during delivery?
  • Why are C-sections performed?
  • What are my pain management options?

All recommendations, guidelines, and medical information are in complete agreement with those sanctioned by the prestigious American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

The Book to Read as You Prepare for Childbirth!!

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Is Our Food Safe?: A Consumer's Guide to Protecting Your Health and the Environment

Author: Warren Leon

Every day, new warnings emerge about the safety of the food in our markets, school cafeterias, and restaurants. As industry and government officials rush in with reassurances—and food alarmists call for drastic changes in the American diet—ordinary consumers are caught in the middle. Is Our Food Safe? separates the facts from the rumors and offers straightforward, reliable advice on how to protect your health and the environment without going to extremes.

Is Our Food Safe? answers common questions about the safety of meat, dairy products, fish, fruits, and other foods that make up our daily diet. It assesses the positive and negative aspects of genetically engineered foods, compares organic and conventionally produced foods, and makes recommendations about when (and if) you should choose local suppliers over industry giants. It also explains which foods to eat and which to avoid if you are concerned about clean water and air and a safe environment. Finally, it provides valuable information on how you can improve the quality of the food available in your communities, including specific issues to raise with grocers and food service providers.

Library Journal

This guide presents the facts and myths about the safety of meat, dairy, seafood, breads, pastas, fruits, vegetables, water, and other food products, whether conventional, organic, or genetically engineered, that we consume daily. Leon, executive director of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, and DeWaal, director of the Food Safety Program at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a food industry watchdog organization, give commonsense advice on protecting oneself against illnesses caused by contaminated or spoiled food. Focusing on three issues food safety and food-borne illnesses, environmental aspects of food choices, and sound diet and nutrition the book describes the symptoms of food-borne illnesses, the dangers of exposure to bacteria, toxins, chemicals, waste products, pesticides, and other contaminants, and the way these contaminants get into our food supply. The text also explains how to avoid food hazards, what to look for when shopping, and how to cook and prepare food that's free of contaminants. Naturally occurring substances may put consumers at risk as well; to find out more, read James P. Collman's Naturally Dangerous: Surprising Facts About Food, Health, and the Environment. For basic information on food contaminants, this book is solid and well crafted. Irwin Weintraub, Brooklyn Coll. Lib., NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Table of Contents:
Ch. 1If Our Food Is So Safe, Why Are We Worried?3
Ch. 2Bugs, More Bugs, and Superbugs: Handling Hazards in Our Food12
Ch. 3Eating for the Environment49
Ch. 4Pesticides and Chemicals in the Food Supply82
Ch. 5Ten Steps to a Healthy Diet112
Ch. 6The Farmer's New Genes: The Safety of Biotechnology132
Ch. 7Microwave Ovens, Shade-Grown Coffee, and Other Good Environmental Choices162
Ch. 8Building the Safest Food Supply: A Menu of Actions to Improve Your Community and Influence the Government175
Ch. 9Putting It All Together: Advice for Safe Eating192
App. AA Week's Food201
App. BResources for Eating Safely205
App. CAbout the Center for Science in the Public Interest215

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes or Prozac and the New Antidepressants

Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes: Therapeutic Effects and Mechanisms of Action

Author: John Hawley

Over the past 50 years, there has been a dramatic increase in the prevalence of interrelated metabolic disease states, including obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. In modern Western nations, the population-based prevalence of insulin resistance is approaching 20%, and type 2 diabetes is now the most common endocrine disorder in adults. No longer a disease reserved for the aging population, type 2 diabetes is also on the rise in adolescents. Approximately 30% of all newly diagnosed cases (between 1982 and 1994 in the United States alone) are among people 10 to 19 years of age.

For those engaged in a struggle against this modern-day epidemic, Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes provides cutting-edge research to energize current efforts in diabetes prevention, management, and treatment. The most in-depth and up-to-date book on the topic, Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes presents a series of independent but related chapters authored by the foremost researchers of insulin resistance examining topics such as these:

•Physical inactivity as a primary cause for the rising incidence of insulin resistance
•The emergence of an "exercise-deficient" phenotype
•The effects of exercise training on selected aspects of substrate metabolism
•The role of endurance and resistance training programs for the prevention and treatment of insulin resistance
•The identification of new molecular targets and pathways useful for the treatment of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes provides a four-part, in-depth examination of the relational nature of diabetes andphysical activity. Part I begins with a description of the scope and extent of the "diabesity" epidemic. The risk factors for diabetes, the underlying causes of the epidemic, and its potential consequences are outlined as well as the role of physical inactivity in the pathogenesis of diabetes and plans for preventive exercise biology.
Part II continues with an examination of some of the major defects of substrate metabolism in individuals with insulin resistance, while in part III the authors discuss the impact of exercise interventions in the prevention, management, and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Part IV presents recent developments in molecular and cellular biology that may provide treatment therapies for the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

Based on extensive research, Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes presents a wealth of information to assist the biomedical and research community in creating prescriptive therapeutic tools for type 2 diabetes intervention-and offers hope for the alleviation of the global epidemic of insulin resistance.

Table of Contents:

Pt. I Aetiology of Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes Prevalence and Consequences of the "Diabesity" Epidemic

Ch. 1 The Increasing Burden of Type 2 Diabetes: Magnitude, Causes, and Implications of the Epidemic Edward W. Gregg Gregg, Edward W. Andrea K. Kriska Kriska, Andrea K. 3

Ch. 2 Waging War on Type 2 Diabetes: Primary Prevention Through Exercise Biology Frank W. Booth Booth, Frank W. Manu V. Chakravarthy Chakravarthy, Manu V. Matthew J. Laye Laye, Matthew J. 15

Pt. II Defects in Metabolism and Insulin Resistance

Ch. 3 Fatty Acid Uptake and Insulin Resistance Arend Bonen Bonen, Arend Adrian Chabowski Chabowski, Adrian Jan F. C. Glatz Glatz, Jan F. C. Joost J. F. P. Luiken Luiken, Joost J. F. P. 25

Ch. 4 Lipid Metabolism and Insulin Signaling Jason R. Berggren Berggren, Jason R. Leslie A. Consitt Consitt, Leslie A. Joseph A. Houmard Houmard, Joseph A. 43

Ch. 5 Metabolic Inflexibility and Insulin Resistance in Skeletal Muscle Bret H. Goodpaster Goodpaster, Bret H. David E. Kelley Kelley, David E. 59

Ch. 6 Nutrient Sensing links Obesity With Diabetes Risk Sarah Crunkhorn Crunkhorn, Sarah Mary Elizabeth Patti Patti, Mary Elizabeth 71

Ch. 7 Inflammation-Induced Insulin Resistance in Obesity: When Immunity Affects Metabolic Control Phlllip James White White, Phlllip James Andre Marette Marette, Andre 83

Pt. III Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Through Exercise Training

Ch. 8 Transcription Factors Regulating Exercise Adaptation David Kitz Kramer Kramer, David Kitz Anna Krook Krook, Anna 107

Ch. 9 Exercise and Calorie Restriction Use Different Mechanisms to Improve Insulin Sensitivity Gregory D. Cartee Cartee, Gregory D. 119

Ch. 10 Mitochondrial OxidativeCapacity and Insulin Resistance Kevin R. Short Short, Kevin R. 135

Ch. 11 Effects of Acute Exercise and Exercise Training on Insulin Action in Skeletal Muscle Erik A. Richter Richter, Erik A. Jorgen F. P. Wojtaszewski Wojtaszewski, Jorgen F. P. 147

Ch. 12 Resistance Exercise Training and the Management of Diabetes Jorgen F. P. Wojtaszewski Wojtaszewski, Jorgen F. P. Henriette Pilegaard Pilegaard, Henriette Flemming Dela Dela, Flemming 161

Pt. IV Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Identification of Novel Molecular Targets and Pathways

Ch. 13 AMPK: The Master Switch for Type 2 Diabetes? W. W. Winder Winder, W. W. D. M. Thomson Thomson, D. M. 177

Ch. 14 Protein Kinase C and Insulin Resistance Carsten Schmitz-Peiffer Schmitz-Peiffer, Carsten 187

Ch. 15 Evidence for Prescribing Exercise as a Therapy for Treating Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Sarah J. Lessard Lessard, Sarah J. John A. Hawley Hawley, John A. 203

Index 215

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Prozac and the New Antidepressants: What You Need to Know About Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Serzone, Vestra, Celexa, St. John's Wort and Others

Author: William S Appleton

It is estimated that more than eleven million people were taking Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and the other "new antidepressants" when the original edition of Prosac and the New Antidepressants was published three years ago amid a national debate about their effectiveness, their dangers, and their societal implications. Today the number of people using these drugs is estimated to have doubled , and the number of new drugs to treat depression has increased significantly. The newly-updated Prozac and the New Antidepressants is a practical and user-friendly guide by Harvard Medical School professor William Appleton. It answers all the nuts and bolts questions users of Prozac and the other antidepressants may have, and includes a compendium of all the new drugs approved since the original publication.

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From Leston Havens, M.D., professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Much wise advice, to both patients and their helpers, from a broadly experienced, honest, and modest clinician

Friday, February 13, 2009

Dying to Quit or Community Mobility

Dying to Quit: Why We Smoke and How We Stop

Author: Janet Brigham

Someone dies of a tobacco-related disease, somewhere in the world, every 10 seconds. Why do so many of us - one in every three persons worldwide - smoke? And what can science tell us about how we can stop? This book follows the smoking-life of a young woman hoping to quit, and explores the myths and mysteries of addiction.

Publishers Weekly

Although seemingly writing for clinicians, Brigham, a research psychologist with a California think tank, has much to tell general readers about smoking. Is it an addiction or a habit? Studies are inconclusive, we learn here. But much is known, such as the connection between mood and tobacco use: nicotine, a mild euphoriant, provides "quick relief" to anxiety. With some 16 million smokers trying to quit every year, just 1.2 million succeed, according to studies quoted in this well-documented book. Brigham notes factors involved in avoiding relapse, such as a support network, low stress and a stable life. She explains that although the experience of withdrawal differs from individual to individual, among the constants is weight gain, an average 8-10 pounds but up to 30 pounds for some. The book also reviews the medical hazards of smoking, among them circulatory, coronary and lung diseases, and cancer of the esophagus. Brigham's material is all the more terrifying for its calm delivery. And only after motivating readers with so much alarming information does she discuss quitting techniques, noting that cessation usually requires many attempts and is more successfully accomplished with aids like nicotine replacements (patch or gum) or counseling lasting eight or more weeks. 20,000 first printing. (July)

Library Journal

Tobacco researcher and psychologist Brigham examines the complex effects of addiction and usage in this fascinating account of tobacco history and research. Interviews regarding one young woman's personal smoking experience lead each chapter into the scientific story of nicotine's effects on the mind and body as an addictive agent, appetite suppressant, emotional stabilizer, and toxic polluter. Tobacco usage and research, company sales strategies, social and peer pressures, and smoking-cessation products are all investigated, and Bingham presents staggering statistics on the number of people worldwide addicted to tobacco. Her impressive, fascinating volume, similar in scope to Simon Bryant's Know Smoking (Middle Way, 1997) but more scholarly and in-depth, will prove valuable to any person researching this subject. Highly recommended.Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp., Tampa, FL

Kirkus Reviews

A useful overview of the science and sociology surrounding the smoking debate. Former science journalist Brigham, now a research psychologist, observes that where smoking had been declining in the US since the surgeon generalþs 1963 report on smoking and cancer, the number of smokers has now begun to climb; Hollywood, she says, glamorizes smoking (65 percent of male leads in recent films are depicted as smokers), cigars are in, and teenagers are lighting up in record numbers. At the same time, the number of smokers worldwide is growing (as is, of course, the worldþs population); it now stands at more than a billion, a cigarette manufacturerþs dream come true. American smokers are likelier, she writes, to live in the industrial northeast than in California or Hawaii, where the rates of smoking are lowest; they are likelier as well to be uneducated, and the less educated they are, the less probable it is that they will quit smoking. Brighamþs text becomes occasionally tangled when she departs from mere numerical observations—but only because the science surrounding smoking is itself confused and confusing. Brigham notes that nicotine and other active ingredients in tobacco affect different smokers in different ways, that some smokers can puff away for seven or eight decades without becoming ill, while others are felled by coronary disease in early middle age, and that nicotine offers powerful therapeutic value in combating such maladies as Alzheimerþs disease while posing undeniable health risks in other areas. Her text is straightforward, if sometimes marred by a too anecdotal approach, and she makes a good case—as if one were needed—for whythose who smoke should stop and those who do not smoke should not start. Good reading for high-school health classes and for anti-smoking activists.

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Community Mobility: Driving and Transportation Alternatives for Older Persons

Author: Ellen D Taira

Affordable, easy-to-use, and flexible transportation options are vital to older adults' quality of life. Community Mobility: Driving and Transportation Alternatives for Older Persons provides physical and occupational therapists with recent research findings on older driver assessment, remediation/rehabilitation, and the use of alternatives to the car in the event that older adults need to “retire” from driving. This unique book addresses changes in driving patterns over time, the impact of climate conditions on driving, mental and physical health issues, self-regulation by drivers, and driver safety.

Community Mobility addresses changes in driving patterns over time, the impact of climate conditions on driving, mental and physical health issues, self-regulation by drivers, and driver safety. This unique book also includes summaries of recent consensus conferences held in the United States and Canada to determine the best approaches to therapist services and counseling.

Community Mobility examines:

  • the effect of alternative forms of transportation on drivers in declining mental and physical health
  • safety interventions
  • the relationship between chronic illness and an elderly driver’s “home range”
  • road conditions versus driving patterns
  • factors that can act as predictors in mobility patterns
  • self-regulation and adaptation strategies
  • effective remediation techniques
  • a comprehensive driving evaluation (CDE)
  • and much more!
Community Mobility is an essential resource for anyone working with elderly drivers who face the loss of independence and the decreasedaccess to social activities, medical services, and other basic needs that accompany “retirement” from the driver’s seat.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Healing Threads or Identifying and Exploring Security Essentials

Healing Threads: Traditional Medicines of the Highlands and Islands

Author: Mary Beith

A fascinating guide to the traditions of the ancient Gaelic pharmacy, with a directory of remedies and practices.

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Identifying and Exploring Security Essentials

Author: Mary Clifford

Identifying and Exploring Security Essentials gives readers a rare, hands-an approach to the study of security issues. Written in a clear and easy-to-understand style, this new text from Prentice Hall will help readers understand the history and fundamentals of security.

Special features of Identifying and Exploring Security Essentials

  • Newspaper articles, case studies, and other examples bring the material to life
  • Sample security tools — including a physical security survey
  • Each chapter concludes with review questions and detailed discussion questions
  • Wide array of appendices cover security careers, associations and certifications, Internet resources, and a historical security timeline

Identifying and Exploring Security Essentials goes beyond technical security information to show how to actively identify, meet, and evaluate security objectives in multiple environments. This book provides test cases and activities for readers to review, evaluate, and critique. These activities will help readers become confident in their abilities as they identify, research, and explore multiple levels of security-related information.

Table of Contents:
Pt. IReviewing the Basics1
Ch. 1A History of Private Security: A Pervasive Enterprise37
Ch. 2Identifying the Essentials64
Ch. 3Studying Security Threats and the Related Risk Levels91
Ch. 4A Prevention System Overview: Defining the Overall Security Objective102
Pt. IIInternal Resources and Integration: Identifying Resources from Within119
Ch. 5Physical Security and Asset Protection123
Ch. 6Information and Computer Security142
Ch. 7Personnel and Security Management163
Ch. 8Integration as the Centerpiece: Meeting Overall Security Objectives192
Ch. 9A Sampling of Settings213
Pt. IIIExploring Essential External Connections235
Ch. 10Public and Private Police Interactions237
Ch. 11Legal Liability Issues270
Ch. 12Preparing an Emergency Plan and a Disaster Response287
Ch. 13Securing Tomorrow: Drafting the Future of Public Safety303
Ch. 14Review of the Target Environments319
App. ABasic Security Plan323
App. BCompany X Request for Proposal: Contract Security Service Specifications342
App. CProtection Officer Code of Ethics359
App. DSecurity Time Line365

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Professional Development or Contraception

Professional Development: The Dynamics of Success

Author: Mary Wilkes Hull

This book provides the essential foundation necessary for the aspiring professional. It covers personal appearance, money management, job campaigning, values, ethics, and other key topics.

New interesting textbook: Lalmanach Du Whisky Pur Malt or Safe Handling of Foods

Contraception: Your Questions Answered

Author: John Guillebaud

Contraception: Your Questions Answered is the established primary source of information about reversible methods of contraception. Presented in an informal - and yet highly informative - question-and-answer style, it represents a dialogue between general practitioner (asking the questions) and reproductive health specialist (providing the answers). The main aim of the book is to give practical guidance to busy clinicians when they are faced with patients who want help with choosing the best means of controlling fertility. Most chapters conclude with questions frequently asked by patients - the answers to which can be very difficult for the unprepared and busy clinician to improvise 'on the spot' in the surgery.

Written by contraception expert Professor John Guillebaud, this book is an invaluable resource for GPs, family planning doctors and nurses, trainee and consultant gynaecologists, medical students and the interested general reader.

  • Popular question and answer format.

  • Practical focus.
  • Detailed consideration of reversible birth control technology.

Table of Contents:
Preface to the first edition
How to use this book
1Introduction: the population explosion, sexual and contraceptive history taking and counselling - the importance of fertility control1
2Aspects of human fertility and fertility awareness: natural birth control19
3Male methods of contraception41
4Vaginal methods of contraception57
5The combined oral contraceptive - selection and eligibility95
6The combined oral contraceptive - follow-up arrangements and new routes of administration229
7The progestogen-only pill277
8Injectable and implants315
9Intrauterine devices357
10Emergency (postcoital) contraception451
11The present and the future485
Further reading531
Believable websites in reproductive health533
App. AUse of licensed products in an unlicensed way535
App. BFactors to be considered in giving contraceptive advice537
List of questions frequently asked by users547
List of figures551
List of tables553

Monday, February 9, 2009

Culture of Public Problems or Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol

Culture of Public Problems: Drinking-Driving and the Symbolic Order

Author: Joseph R Gusfield

"Everyone knows 'drunk driving' is a 'serious' offense. And yet, everyone knows lots of 'drunk drivers' who don't get involved in accidents, don't get caught by the police, and manage to compensate adequately for their 'drunken disability.' Everyone also knows of 'drunk drivers' who have been arrested and gotten off easy. Gusfield's book dissects the conventional wisdom about 'drinking-driving' and examines the paradox of a 'serious' offense that is usually treated lightly by the judiciary and rarely carries social stigma."—Mac Marshall, Social Science and Medicine
"A sophisticated and thoughtful critic. . . . Gusfield argues that the 'myth of the killer drunk' is a creation of the 'public culture of law.' . . . Through its dramatic development and condemnation of the anti-social character of the drinking-driver, the public law strengthens the illusion of moral consensus in American society and celebrates the virtues of a sober and orderly world."—James D. Orcutt, Sociology and Social Research
"Joseph Gusfield denies neither the role of alcohol in highway accidents nor the need to do something about it. His point is that the research we conduct on drinking-driving and the laws we make to inhibit it tells us more about our moral order than about the effects of drinking-driving itself. Many will object to this conclusion, but none can ignore it. Indeed, the book will put many scientific and legal experts on the defensive as they face Gusfield's massive erudition, pointed analysis and criticism, and powerful argumentation. In The Culture of Public Problems, Gusfield presents the experts, and us, with a masterpiece of sociological reasoning."—BarrySchwartz, American Journal of Sociology
This book is truly an outstanding achievement. . . . It is sociology of science, sociology of law, sociology of deviance, and sociology of knowledge. Sociologists generally should find the book of great theoretical interest, and it should stimulate personal reflection on their assumptions about science and the kind of consciousness it creates. They will also find that the book is a delight to read."—William B. Bankston, Social Forces

Go to: Assunzione di personale strategica: Un sistema completo per l'efficace pianificazione della mano d'opera

Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol

Author: Mason W Freeman

From the experts at one of the world's most respected medical schoolsyour complete guide to managing cholesterol and staying healthy for life

Everybody knows that high cholesterol is something to be concerned about. But what does it really mean when your doctor tells you that your cholesterol levels are high, and what should you do about it? If you're worried about your cholesterol, here's your chance to get the answers you need from a top expert at the Harvard Medical School.

As founder and chief of the prestigious Lipid Metabolism Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Mason W. Freeman treats hundreds of patients each year and oversees breakthrough cholesterol research. In The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol he explains:

  • What cholesterol is and the difference between "good" and "bad" cholesterol
  • How to assess your risk for high cholesterol
  • How to work with your doctor to develop the best treatment plan for you
  • Cholesterol-lowering drugswho should take them, what to look out for, and how to be sure your doctor is monitoring you properly
  • How to manage your cholesterol through diet and exercise
  • The latest scientific findings on alternative therapies

About the Harvard Medical School health guide series

Each book from Harvard Medical School gives you the knowledge you need to understand and take control of your health. In every book, a world-renowned expert from Harvard Medical School provides you with the latest information on diagnosis, traditional and alternative treatments, home remedies, and lifestyle changes that can make a powerful difference in your health.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Heads or Beauty Feng Shui


Author: Alex Kayser

Unmasked and stripped of makeup and hairdos, what do the human face and head tell us? This striking book provides the answers.

A hat designer, Punk musician, sculptor, fireman, professional rent-a-Buddha, heavyweight boxer, peace movement worker, gourmet chef, United Nations official, dog trainer, chiropractor, sanitation worker, Marine Corps pilot, tire retreader-these and many more: 184 men and women with only one thing in common. They are bald. Unmasked, void of make-up and shorn of hair, stripped of civilized disguise, what does a human face say? And how does it make us feel? Avant-garde photographer Alex Kayser launches us on an odyssey into the emotionally charged topography of the human countenance. Kayser shares the story of his work in a delightfully candid conversation, and National Book Award winner Richard Howard provides a brilliant and provocative afterword.

Other Details: 184 duotone illustrations 128 pages 11 x 11" Published 1997

did you decide, then, who was going to be in the book?

AK: This was simply a mathematical decision, and not an aesthetic or even personal one. It was hard, though, since these pictures are all the same in any of their qualities. I felt like I wanted to pick and choose with closed eyes.

LM: But, as an artist and photographer, didn't you get bored doing the same kind of shot over and over again?

AK: One would think so, but I could still do more. Originally, I had planned to do a series of twelve, maybe twenty heads. But then the response I got from people, their suggestions and introductions, was so overwhelming that I just went on with it. Also, since I was making groups out of the individual pictures, I would always need another particular face to match the one of Duane, Bill, or Annie. Or I was waiting for another black guy with a big beard. Each of the models brought his or her own aura into the picture. So, somehow, when I put the groups together, these different auras became like different colors when you paint or different spices when you cook. Depending on how they are put together, each group turns out to have a very specific feeling of its own. I went on and on. Even when this work started to become routine—and the shooting itself took only ten minutes—meeting with this incredible variety of people remained enormously interesting. Some days you had to be up very early to receive a Wall Street broker at 8 a.m. So, over a small breakfast, you would hear some news from the stock market. Then at 9 a.m. you would shoot this yoga teacher, who has to be out by 10, because he is teaching an 11:30 class at Riker's Island prison. At 3 p.m. a rock musician would show up, playing you a cassette of his group's latest concert, commenting on his work. At 4 you would have an inspector from the New York City Health Department, a man who inspects hospitals. He is very kind and modest and at first does not quite know why I would ask him to model for me. Then at 5 p.m. the actor Harve Presnell, already with some make-up on for tonight's show (or for me?), would tell me about what it was like playing Daddy Warbucks in Broadway's Annie 1,600 times. . . .

Interesting book: Sexual Assault on the College Campus or Jane Brodys Allergy Fighter

Beauty Feng Shui: Chinese Techniques for Unveiling Your Inner Beauty

Author: Chao Hsiu Chen

Use the principles of feng shui to promote both inner and outer beauty.

• Includes daily exercises to deepen self-awareness, alter destructive behavior patterns, and create an effective spiritual practice.

• An excellent way to treat skin-care problems such as wrinkles, acne, and dryness without resorting to medications.

• By the author of Body Feng Shui.

Many people are now familiar with the use of feng shui to design living spaces that harmonize with the landscape and that enhance the positive aspects of one's life. Few people know, however, that these same feng shui principles can be applied to the human body to chart the relationship between inner character and outer appearance. Focusing on the special needs of women, Beauty Feng Shui explains the spiritual and physical meaning of each part of the body according to min xiang shue--body feng shui--and provides exercises and meditations to restore harmony to those areas compromised by energy imbalances. A wide spectrum of specific beauty and health concerns is addressed, including acne, menstrual cramps, wrinkles, and overly dry or oily skin. 

But beauty is not only skin deep. Chao-Hsiu Chen also discusses inner beauty and how to strengthen it through meditation, visualization, and imagination. She includes daily exercises that allow the reader to deepen self-awareness, alter destructive behavior patterns, and create an effective spiritual practice. More than one hundred illustrations show these exercises and special Chinese characters for use in meditation and visualization.

Napra ReView

The spiritual meaning of each body part is revealed, with clear step-by-step instructions for exercises and meditations designed to raise the vitality level of each part and increase its effective interation with the whole.

Table of Contents:

Beauty Feng Shui:
Chinese Techniques for Unveiling Your Inner Beauty

Beauty Changes the World
The Path to External Beauty
Feminine Concerns
The Way to Inner Beauty
The Harmony of Internal and External Beauty

Raised in Taiwan, Chao-Hsiu Chen has studied Buddhist and Taoist teachings as well as yoga. She is also the author of Body Feng Shui. She currently lives in Rome and Munich, where she is a composer, writer, and feng shui consultant.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Secrets of Good Carb Low Carb Living or Treasures and Pleasures of India

Secrets of Good-Carb Low- Carb Living

Author: Sandra Woodruff

From the top-selling author of The Good Carb Cookbook comes a comprehensive and motivating guide to the good-carb lifestyle.

Lately, low-carb diets have been all the rage, but until recently little scientific research has been available regarding their effectiveness and potential health consequences. Now, studies are proving that low-carb diets do work and, contrary to popular belief, they don't pose health risks-if they are done right. But with so many diets to choose from, it is hard for many people to find a program that is realistic for their lifestyle and to which they can adhere.

Nationally recognized nutritionist Sandra Woodruff demystifies the process and explains how anyone can tailor a low-carb plan to their individual needs to achieve long-term weight loss. She provides hundreds of delicious recipes, innovative menu plans, instructive cooking tips, and helpful advice for eating out. The healthy eating plan in Secrets of Good-Carb/Low-Carb Living includes lean proteins, healthy fats, and good carbs to not only lose weight but also to lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels and help correct metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. Now anyone can get better results from their low-carb diet or formulate a new eating plan specifically for their needs. With Sandra Woodruff, low-carb living never tasted so good!

Author Biography: Sandra Woodruff, M.S., R.D., is the author of several top-selling books, including The Complete Diabetes Prevention Plan, Secrets of Fat-Free Cooking, Diabetic Dream Desserts, and The Good Carb Cookbook.

Publishers Weekly

Woodruff (The Good Carb Cookbook; etc.) is a dietician and nutritionist who eschews the Atkins diet's controversial no-carbohydrate, high-fat, no-exercise-necessary diet for a healthier, more sustainable approach to keeping carbs in check. Urging readers to avoid refined sugars and flours, she suggests sensible portions of lean proteins, moderate whole grains, lots of vegetables and allows Atkins-forbidden but nutritious fruit, stressing the importance of exercise. She explains the benefits of low-carb diets, the carbohydrate-insulin connection, and demystifies terms like "ketosis" and "glycemic index." Woodruff's approach is more vegetarian-friendly and holistic than Atkins or Arthur Agastston's South Beach Diet. Unfortunately, after the introductory chapters, the pages quickly begin to fill with skim-only material, such as charts showing the calorie count of various low-carb foods, a "Good-Carb Life Plan Pyramid," and banal, beauty magazine weight-loss hints like "get plenty of rest," "exercise for an hour a day," and, of course, when dining out "pass up the bread basket." The book's second half is devoted to uninspired low-carb recipes: Portobello Pizzas, Chicken-Pesto Quesadillas and Microwave Egg Scramble. (June 7) Forecast: Although Woodruff does offer an alternative to the two giants of low-carb eating (Atkins and South Beach), she is joining a very crowded marketplace. Total Health Care Partners published Beyond Atkins earlier this year, and Sterling will bring out Living the Low Carb Life in May. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Table of Contents:
Part IBenefits of Low-Carb Living
1.Taking a New Look at Low-Carb Diets3
2.The Low-Carb Way to Weight Loss13
3.Carbohydrates--The Good, the Bad, and the Glycemic Index23
4.Choose How You Want to Lose31
5.Stocking the Carb-Conscious Pantry54
6.Eating Well When You're Away from Home85
7.The Exercise-Carbohydrate Connection98
Part IIRecipes for Carb-Conscious Living
About the Recipes and Nutritional Analysis107
8.Appetizers and Snacks109
9.Great Starts--Breakfasts122
10.Savory Soups and Stews141
11.Light and Easy Entrees153
12.Sensational Salads184
13.Simply Delicious Side Dishes208
14.Smart Sandwiches223
15.Something for the Sweet Tooth234
Selected References253

See also: La Recta Del Mejor Medico Para Tener Salud y Bienestar Extradinarios or Expectant Parents Companion

Treasures and Pleasures of India

Author: Ron L Krannich

A part of the "Best of the Best" series, this guide takes today's discerning travelers into the fascinating worlds of artisans, craftspeople, shopkeepers, and fine hotels, restaurants, and sightseeing. Designed to acquaint readers with unique and exotic cultures, peoples, and products, this book is for those who seek quality travel experiences that go beyond the standard descriptive guidebooks.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mind Body Fitness for Dummies or Complete Kids Allergy and Asthma Guide

Mind-Body Fitness for Dummies

Author: Therese Iknoian

Mind-Body Fitness For Dummies is the complete guide to the world of holistic fitness -- from Yoga and Tai Chi to Pilates and Qigong. Get started the smart way with expert advice on the essentials, such as breathing, posture, and choosing a program that best fits you and your fitness goals. Filled with instructional photos and illustrations, this book also features expert advice on warming up and cooling down, as well as taking your workout program beyond the basics with coverage of bodywork techniques including NIA and the Alexander technique. Mind-Body Fitness For Dummies will also help answer common questions about equipment and space needs, as well as other issues to consider before committing to a new fitness plan.

Table of Contents:


PART I: Setting Out on the Mind-Body Path.

Chapter 1: Making the Mind-Body Connection.

Chapter 2: Choosing Your Path.

Chapter 3: Finding What You Need: Garments, Gear, Space, and Instruction.

Chapter 4: Bringing You All the Movement Basics.

PART II: The Science and Art of Mind-Body Methods.

Chapter 5: Getting Your Mind and Body Fit and Healthy.

Chapter 6: Managing Your Health Mindfully.

PART III: Yoga Primer and Postures.

Chapter 7: You Go, Yoga! The Basics and Benefits.

Chapter 8: Preparing Yoga Postures.

Chapter 9: Lining Up Your Yoga Sequence.

PART IV: The Flow of Ancient Chinese Mind-Body Arts.

Chapter 10: Slowing Down with Tai Chi Chuan.

Chapter 11: Finding Your Inner Fountain of Energy with Qigong.

Chapter 12: Mixing and Matching Chinese Mind-Body Arts.

PART V: Presenting Pilates.

Chapter 13: Benefitting from the Power of Pilates Movement.

Chapter 14: Performing Pilates-Inspired Exercise.

Chapter 15: Picking a Pilates Lineup.

PART VI: Exploring More Mind-Body Methods.

Chapter 16: Trying Out the Modern Classics.

Chapter 17: Meeting the New Kids on the Mind-Body Block.

PART VII: Pulling It All Together.

Chapter 18: Making Mind-Body Your Fitness Lifestyle.

Chapter 19: Fitting Mind-Body Methods into a Complete Picture.

PART VIII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Reasons to Try Mind-Body Workouts.

Chapter 21: Ten Physical Benefits to No-Pain, You-Gain Mind-Body Fitness.

Chapter 22: Ten Times to Take a Mind-Body Moment.

Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Finding the Best Teacher, Class,or Video.

Appendix: Your Resource for More Mind-Body Fitness Ideas.


Book Registration Information.

Interesting book: On Premise Catering or Fast and Fabulous

Complete Kid's Allergy and Asthma Guide: The Parent's Handbook For Children of All Ages

Author: Milton Gold

Medically-proven strategies for parents and caregivers.

The Complete Kid's Allergy and Asthma Guide gives parents a comprehensive, authoritative guide with common-sense guidelines, recommendations and tips on dealing with the asthmatic condition and the multiple allergic problems of children. Developed in collaboration with The Hospital for Sick Children, this book provides the most up-to-date, expert advice available, with easy-to-read information about every aspect of allergy and asthma.

The guide includes:

  • The most common types of allergic problems
  • How an allergy or asthma develops
  • How to minimize allergic reactions
  • How to avoid allergens and irritants
  • How to prevent a child's asthma from getting worse
  • How to prepare for an emergency

For a child who has not yet received a medical diagnosis, The Complete Kid's Allergy and Asthma Guide provides parents with vital information on how to read the signs of allergy and asthma -- from keeping a food diary, to monitoring asthma symptoms, to tracking allergic reactions. A record of these observations is crucial to isolating a child's allergy and asthma triggers.

This comprehensive guide offers daily coping strategies (how to check food labels, managing social situations, traveling tips), as well as dealing with more serious aspects of preparing for and handling severe allergic and asthmatic reactions.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Get Rid of the Blues or Gaining

Get Rid of the Blues: Everything you always wanted to know about Varicose and Spider Veins But Didn't Know Who to Ask

Author: Mary T Johnson

Eighty million Americans suffer from venous problems. The bad news is that vein disease is progressive, so if it's mild and simply unattractive, it could progress to severe. The good news is that treatment is available and preventative measures may help stop the progression.

As a nurse educator, writer and consultant, Mary T. Johnson, R.N. is an advocate for those who suffer from this condition and from a lack of good, clearly written, well-researched information on the subject.

Get Rid of the Blues is for the millions of people who think there is no way to prevent varicose and spider veins and for those who think they have to live with them. Get the answers to your questions in plain, easy-to-understand language.

You will learn:

top tips for preventing varicose veins

lifesaving tips for preventing blood clots when you fly

why varicose veins may be the first sign of pregnancy

one of the best kept secrets for preventing vein disease

eight things you must know before having laser treatment

what effect high impact aerobics and weight lifting has on veins

seven things you can do to prolong the life of your stockings

eleven questions to ask when shopping for medical treatment

Table of Contents:
About the Author9
Introduction: Who is this book for?11
Summary: causes and treatment
Chapter 1What is Vein Disease?19
Normal and abnormal circulation
Chapter 2The Weak Link23
The role of valves in vein disease
Chapter 3A Varicose Vein is Born25
What goes wrong?
Chapter 4Sex, Lies, and Varicose Veins27
Learn the truth about vein disease
Chapter 5Who Says Real Men Don't Get Varicose Veins?29
Men and vein disease
Who's at risk?
The role of pregnancy in vein disease
Chapter 6Looking for Veins in all the Wrong Places33
Where else can varicose and spider veins appear?
Chapter 7Achy-Breaky Legs35
Are veins making your legs hurt?
Chapter 8Restless Legs Syndrome37
Important new information for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome
Chapter 9Try A Little Tenderness39
What happens if you don't have treatment?
Chapter 10Cut to the Chase43
Treatment options: traditional and new surgical methods, sclerotherapy, and laser
What to expect--and what not to expect
Chapter 11Beam Me Up, Scotty!49
What you should know before you have any kind of laser treatment
Tips for shopping for laser treatment for vein disease
Chapter 12How To Shop for Treatment53
Become an informed health care consumer
Questions to ask
Chapter 13Getting an Audience With the Wizard of Oz55
Learn how to compare treatment plans
What about insurance?
Chapter 14An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure57
What is the difference between support and graduated support hose?
Learn one of the best kept secrets for what you can do if you are at risk for vein disease
Chapter 15I'm Gonna Walk Those Veins Right Out of my Legs61
The role of walking in the prevention of vein disease
Exercises that promote varicose or spider veins
Chapter 16Danger In The Skies63
Lifesaving tips for preventing blood clots when you fly
Top Tips For Preventing Varicose Veins66
The Care and Feeding of Graduated Compression Hose67
Seven things you can do to prolong the life of your stockings
Comparison of Graduated Compression Hose75
Learn what role nylon and spandex play in the comfort and appearance of hose
A complete guide to shopping
Ordering information
Physician's Guide to Ordering Compression85
Information for physicians to prescribe graduated compression
Prescription form
FYI: Referral and Support Group Information87
American College of Phlebology
American Society of Phlebectomy
National Health Information Center
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation

Look this: Trade Policies and Developing Nations or Born at the Right Time

Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders

Author: Aimee Liu

If you have ever suffered from an eating disorder - or cared for someone who is anorexic or bulimic - you may think you understand these illnesses. But do you really understand why they occur? Do you know how eat disorders affect life after recovery? Now, nearly three decades after she detailed her first battle with anorexia in Solitaire, Aimee Liu presents an emotionally powerful and poignant sequel that digs deep into the causes, cures, and consequences of anorexia and bulimia nervosa.

Publishers Weekly

Thirty years after Liu penned Solitaire documenting her teenage experience with anorexia nervosa, she recounts her midlife relapse and recovery. Liu exposes many myths surrounding eating disorders, with a combination of research and in-depth interviews with other former anorexics and bulimics. She interviews men and women of various cultural and economic backgrounds to refute the notion that anorexia and bulimia affect only "modern rich white girls." Liu's interviewees range from Rob, a 50-year-old physician, to Jessica, an Australian 25-year-old aspiring actress. Liu devotes many chapters to the impact of family on the anorexic or bulimic, contradicting the accepted belief that the victim is "the sick one"; rather, she locates the starting point of the disease in genetics, family life, shame and personality. Like other victims, Liu finds a history of mental disorders in her family, ranging from alcoholism to obsessive-compulsive disorder. According to Liu, a manifestation of an eating disorder is a call for help and should be treated as early as possible, and she fleshes out facts and statistics with her personal interviews, making this book poignant even for those who have not suffered from an eating disorder. (Feb. 22) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Stem Cells or Hair Coloring

Stem Cells (Health and Medical Issues Today Series)

Author: Evelyn B Kelly

Every day, newspapers and television news programs present stories on the latest controversies over healthcare and medical advances, but they do not have the space to provide detailed background on the issues. Websites and weblogs provide information from activists and partisans intent on presenting their side of a story. But where can students - or even ordinary citizens - go to obtain unbiased, detailed background on the medical issues affecting their daily lives? This volume in the Health and Medical Issues Today series provides readers and researchers a balanced, in-depth introduction to the medical, scientific, legal, and cultural issues surrounding stem cells and its import in today's world of healthcare.

Book about: Espacios de Esperanza

Hair Coloring: A Hands-on Approach

Author: Patricia A Spencer

Taking a "learn by doing" approach, this in-depth resource provides 46 hands-on projects and experiments from analyzing of hair, formulating and applying color, to evaluating results. This book is to be used in conjunction with the hair coloring curriculum of all cosmetology programs from beginner to advanced. It guides any level student through exploration of the true form of hair coloring. Chapters include semipermanent hair coloring, white and gray hair, theory of lightening, dye removers and more. Features: -Review questions at the end of each experiment challenging students to analyze their educational activity and assess their achievement of lesson objectives -Essay questions designed to improve students' reading comprehension and composition writing skills -Lab experiments that can be used in a classroom setting or independently -Theories, facts and methods that are applicable regardless of product brand name

Monday, February 2, 2009

Osteoporosis Prevention or Chi Kung

Osteoporosis Prevention: A Proactive Approach to Strong Bones and Good Health

Author: Renee Newman

Written for laypeople and professionals, Osteoporosis Prevention is a guide to maintaining healthy bones and taking charge of your health care. Besides thoroughly discussing the types of nutrients and exercise required for avoiding bone loss, the book addresses consumer issues such as how select a bone density test center, how to avoid being duped by testimonials, how to get maximum benefit from your bone density tests, and how to be a savvy patient.

Chapter titles of Osteoporosis Prevention include: Density versus Strength, Who is at Risk?, Basic Bone Terminology, Making Exercise Safe and Fun, Posture and Osteoporosis, Calcium, Other Bone Nutrients, Fighting Osteoporosis and Losing Weight, Osteoporosis Drugs: Pros and Cons, Vibrating Platform Therapy, Understanding Density Reports, Bone Density Testing, Side Benefits of Bone Density Tests, Pro's and Cons of Giving Patients Their Medical Reports, Hip & Spine DXA Tests: A Case Study, and How to Help Prevent Osteoporosis and Broken Bones.

Midwest Book Review

"Very strongly recommended reading for anyone having to deal with the condition of osteoporosis in their family or family history and is seeking to avoid bone loss themselves, Osteoporosis Prevention: A Provocative Approach To Strong Bones And Good Health by consumer writer Renee Newman is a competent and thoroughly "reader friendly" approach to preventing osteoporosis..."

What People Are Saying

Ronald Lawrence
"This is helpful for the lay person because not all doctors discuss osteoporosis with their patients or fully understand it. The fact that the author has struggled with bone loss and can talk from personal experience makes the book more interesting and easy to read. Another good feature is that the book has nice illustrations and tables, which help clarify important points. I congratulate the author for writing a sound and thorough guide to osteoporosis prevention."
MD, PhD, co-chair of the first Symposium on Osteoporosis of the National Institute on Aging

Read also How to Feed a Teenage Boy or The New Glucose Revolution

Chi Kung: The Chinese Art of Mastering Energy

Author: Yves Requena

Chi Kung, Chinese for "energy mastery," is an ancient physical discipline that utilizes deliberate movement, slow breathing, mental concentration, and visualizations. The discipline is based on the same energy meridians used in Chinese acupuncture and is fully integrated into the traditional five-element wisdom of Chinese healing. Chi Kung exercises not only promote physical well-being, but transform consciousness by amplifying one's sensitivity to both the natural world and one's own personal potential. With regular practice of no more than 15 to 30 minutes a day, the author shows how we can develop a more sensitive perception of our environment, allowing us to feed our own life energy from the magnetic resonance of the world around us.

The author's simple series of exercises is well within the capability of anyone, regardless of age or physical condition. 

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Listening Hand or The Art of Stone Healing

The Listening Hand: Self-Healing Through the Rubenfeld Synergy Method of Talk and Touch

Author: Ilana Rubenfeld

The Rubenfeld Synergy Method is an elegant, powerful system that integrates bodywork, intuition, and psychotherapy. Memories and emotions stored in our bodies can result in energy blocks and imbalances. Rubenfeld Synergy utilizes talk, movement, awareness, imagination, humor, and compassionate touch as gateways — contacting and melting frozen tensions and emotions, freeing the body from pain and the mind from suffering.

The Listening Hand includes:

• Body-mind exercises designed to awaken awareness, free breathing, and reveal the body metaphors that tell your life story

• Guided steps that break through inner barriers and lead to concrete improvements in your daily life and relationships

• Energy explorations for contacting the energy field in yourself and others — and how you can use it to heal

• Experiments for couples that gently increase communication, intimacy, and sexual openness

• Practices that enable helpers to avoid physical, emotional, and spiritual burnout

• A complete 7-day Mind Your Muscles program for tension release, body alignment, and enhanced flexibility

Look this: Buddhist Yoga or The Blood Pressure Book

The Art of Stone Healing: Where the Past Meets the Present

Author: Sonia Alexandra

The Art of Stone Healing is a comprehensive guide: covering the history, background of the stones, application and treatment, procedures and effects. This guidebook was created to ensure the safe and effective practice of this new modality for the many people who are discovering the healing properties of Stone Therapy. As Humans We Experience stress and trauma in our lives daily, once accumulated this can be stored in the body blocking our energy and damaging our mental well-being and physical health. Healing stones are specifically chosen for their ability to transmit energy. The power of the stones is to act as a catalyst moving energy from over-stimulated areas of the body to re-energize depleted ones. Stone Therapy combines deep healing massage techniques with the electro-magnetic energy of the stones and an understanding of the human body. As stone massage heals the body stress is eliminated, we experience relief from pain and enter into a state of deep relaxation. Emotional and physical wounds are healed restoring balance and harmony within the body.