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Essential to the management of patients suffering from neurological disorders is an understanding of the cognitive aspects of these conditions. This book begins with an outline of the various cognitive domains and how they can be tested, before covering in depth the cognitive deficits seen not only in prototypical neurodegenerative cognitive disorders (Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementias, Huntington's disease, prionoses), but also in other common neurological disorders which may be complicated by cognitive impairment (stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, brain tumours). This book is an essential reference text for all neurologists, not just those with an interest in cognitive disorders; and for general physicians and specialists who deal with any endocrine, metabolic, vascular, or infective disorders which may compromise cognitive function. Practitioners of professions allied to medicine which involve contact with cognitively impaired patients will also find this text useful.
Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain surveys the organization and function of the human nervous system, presenting material at the cutting edge of neuroscience, in a way that is accessible to both science and nonscience students alike. The book is divided into four parts: Part I, Foundations; Part II, Sensory and Motor Systems; Part III, The Brain and Behavior; and Part IV, The Changing Brain.
It isn't easy to stop smoking. Yet according to the American Lung Association, well over 45 million Americans have already quit. How did they do it? They found the method that worked for them and they stuck to it. Often, it wasn't the first method they tried. In fact, most smokers attempt to quit several times before they are successful--before they find the technique that works for them. This book can help you find the method that's right for you so that you never smoke again. Never Smoke Again begins by taking a long, hard look at cigarettes, at why you smoke them, and at how they keep you coming back for more--even when you want desperately to toss them away. It then presents ten chapters, each of which focuses on one of the top ten techniques for quitting smoking: * COLD TURKEY * TAPERING OFF * NICOTINE PATCH * NICOTINE GUM * NICOTINE LOZENGES * NICOTINE NASAL SPRAY * NICOTINE INHALER * ZYBAN * CHANTIX * HYPNOSIS For each stop-smoking method, you'll discover what the method is, how it works, how you can best use it, what its risks and drawbacks are, and how effective it is compared with other available techniques. Special Pros and Cons sections highlight the important features of each method, making it easier to pick the tool or tools that are most suited to your needs. A Resources list guides you to organizations that can provide further information and support, rounding out your arsenal of anti-smoking weapons. You have within you the strength and resolve needed to kick the smoking habit forever. Never Smoke Again will show you how to access that power, team it up with a proven quitting technique, and begin a new, healthy, cigarette-free life.
This dictionary and manual helps in two ways: first, it translates medical terms and phrases into language that can be easily understood, and second, it supplies medical information in simple form so that it can be interpreted readily by those who are unfamiliar with medical matters.
This book details a program to significantly slow the biological aging process by using diet, exercise, hormonal supplements, etc.
Read the book that revolutionized the Atkins diet for a whole new generation! This New York Times bestseller explains WHY Atkins is the safest and most effective way to eat, HOW you can use the diet to easily lose pounds and maintain a healthy weight, and WHAT to eat to feel satisfied, every day.The New Atkins Made Easy made a lot of people reexamine what they THOUGHT they knew about low-carb diets. The New Atkins is... Powerful: Learn how to eat the wholesome foods that will turn your body into an amazing fat-burning machine. Easy: The updated and simplified program was created with you and your goals in mind. Healthy: Atkins is about eating delicious and healthy food--a variety of protein, leafy greens and other vegetables, nuts, fruits, and whole grains. Flexible: Perfect for busy lifestyles--you can stick with Atkins at work, at home, on vacation, when you're eating out--wherever you are. Backed by Science: More than eighty studies support the low-carb science behind Atkins. But Atkins is more than just a diet. This healthy lifestyle focuses on maintenance from Day 1, ensuring that you'll not only take the weight off--you'll keep it off for good. Featuring inspiring success stories, all-new recipes, and twenty-four weeks' worth of meal plans, The New Atkins for a New You offers the proven low-carb plan that has worked for millions, now totally updated and even easier than ever.
The cliché that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is particularly true on the Atkins Diet. If you start the day with a lowcarb breakfast, you'll continue to burn primarily fat, including your own body fat, for energy. And breakfast on Atkins doesn't mean eggs every morning! The possibilities range from turkey hash to protein shakes--even French toast, pancakes, muffins, muesli, and granola--all ready to eat in under thirty minutes of active time. Breakfast never tasted so good!
Through detailing and examining the four interplaying dimensions of relationships, Contextual Theory gives therapists the ability to reshape human relationships and solve problems using the strengths of trust, fairness, and freedom. Not just a review of what came before, this brief clinical guide demystifies the Contextual Theory of family counseling for practitioners and students in language that is succinct and lucid in order to expose a whole new generation of therapists to this important approach to family therapy.
New Dimensions in Women's Health, Fifth Edition, offers a practical approach to understanding the health of women--all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic status, cultures, and orientations. Objective and data-driven, the Fifth Edition provides solid guidance for women to optimize their well-being and prevent illness and impairment. Each chapter of this book comprehensively reviews an important dimension of a woman's general health and examines the contributing epidemiological, historical, psychosocial, cultural/ethical, legal, political, and economic influences. Click here to make your transition to the new edition even easier!
New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives focuses on cutting-edge therapy paradigms as alternatives to conventional sex therapy and expands the definition of the field. Replete with helpful clinical illustrations to demonstrate these new approaches in action, this book is intended for anyone who deals with sexual issues and concerns in therapy, clinicians of every kind, in addition to sex therapists.
How to overcome many limitations and find our individual and collective inner purpose
Wilson's new existentialism is an attempt to show how recent developments in understanding of consciousness provides 20th and 21st century man with a relevant and sastisfying philosophy.
Great Tasting Food for People with Diabetes and their Families. Revised and updated to reflect the latest recommendations from The American Diabetes Association and The American Dietetic Association, The New Family Cookbook for People with Diabetes remains the most authoritative and comprehensive resource available for people with diabetes and their families. With more than 370 healthful and flavorful recipes accompanied by complete nutritional analysis, this book makes it easy to prepare satisfying and delicious meals that the whole family will enjoy. RECIPES INCLUDE: Whole Wheat Blueberry Rice Pancakes - Baked Orange French Toast Black Bean and Cilantro Spread - Honey-Mustard Chicken Wings - Curried Chicken Salad - Marinated Skirt Steak with Vegetables - Chutney Lamb Over Minted Couscous - Italian Turkey Sausage with Peppers and Onions - Baked Salmon with Horseradish Mayonnaise - Sugar Snap Peas with Basil and Lemon - Baked Potato Skins - Rum Baked Black Beans - Apple Raspberry - Crisp Port-Poached Pears - New York Cheesecake - Raisin Rice Pudding and many more.
The revolutionary little book that changed America's thinking about eating, exercising and losing weight is now completely updated and expanded.
More than a quarter of pregnancies worldwide are unintended. Between 1995 and 2000, nearly 700,000 women died and many more experienced illness, injury, and disability as a result of unintended pregnancy. Children born from unplanned conception are at greater risk of low birth weight, of being abused, and of not receiving sufficient resources for healthy development. A wider range of contraceptive options is needed to address the changing needs of the populations of the world across the reproductive life cycle, but this unmet need has not been a major priority of the research community and pharmaceutical industry. New Frontiers in Contraceptive Research: A Blueprint for Action, a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, identifies priority areas for research to develop new contraceptives. The report highlights new technologies and approaches to biomedical research, including genomics and proteomics, which hold particular promise for developing new products. It also identifies impediments to drug development that must be addressed. Research sponsors, both public and private, will find topics of interest among the recommendations, which are diverse but interconnected and important for improving the range of contraceptive products, their efficacy, and their acceptability.
Fully updated to include the latest GI Values and G symbol program participants for 2008! the GI tables - the comprehensive lists of foods and their GI values - are the key to unlocking the fantastic health benefits of a low GI diet. This fully revised edition includes all the very latest GI values in an easy-to-use format. As well as the GI values, the tables include comments to help you select the right foods for a well-rounded, healthy diet. Symbols indicate those foods which are 'star performers' - possessing a low GI and providing you with the best overall nutritional value. If you've ever asked 'What is the GI value of. . . '' then this is the book for you. This handy pocket-size guide also makes shopping easy with helpful hints for navigating the supermarket aisles and grocery lists to help you choose the right low GI foods. There's also a guide to the best low GI foods when eating out. This is the best place to go for GI values. the GI values are brought to you from the Sydney University Glycemic Index Research Service (SUGiRs) which is at the forefront of glycemic index testing.
The New Glucose Revolution Shopper's Guide to GI Values 2010: The Authoritative Source of Glycemic Index Values for More Than 1,300 Foodsby Kaye Foster-Powell Jennie Brand-Miller
Reference book for 1300 glycemic index values,
An informative and practical guide for beginning or lay counselors and those in situations that require immediate action in emergency situations. This relaunch of Crisis Counseling is upgraded and expanded, with new material and anecdotes in chapters that cover the areas of crisis intervention, how to counsel the depressed, the suicidal, and those going through divorce, children and adolescents crisis, and more. This classic volume on the trauma of loss and grief provides excellent instruction on what to do for others in the first 72 hours following a crisis for those who are helpless to help themselves.
For therapists with a good grounding in the approach, Hawaii-based clinical psychologist McMullin describes, explains, and demonstrates over 100 techniques of cognitive therapy. For each he provides the theoretical basis, a thumbnail description, case examples, and resources for further information. He here adds seven new chapters to his 1986 Handbook of Cognitive Therapy Techniques that explain how to teach basic concepts, uncover harmful schemas, and resynthesize historical and cultural beliefs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
With the publication in 1996 of The Harvard Guide to Women's Health, women seeking answers to questions about their health had access to the combined expertise of physicians from three of the world's most prestigious medical institutions: Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. With complete information on women's health concerns, physical and behavioral, this A to Z reference quickly became a definitive resource, praised especially for its coverage of topics not previously considered under the umbrella of women's health. The New Harvard Guide to Women's Health reunites the authors to bring a valued health reference up to date for a new generation--and for those women who have come to rely on the Harvard Guide and are now wondering what to do about their health as they enter a new stage of life, asking questions like the following: I've been on hormone replacement therapy. Should I stop? How? Could this rash be lupus? I've been on the Pill. What is my risk for stroke? Fat is bad, fat is good: What should I believe? And what's left to eat? When does ordinary worry become chronic anxiety? What screening tests do I need now? In addition to revised recommendations reflecting the current medical thinking on menopause and hormone replacement therapy, the New Harvard Guide includes updated recommendations about cardiac health and heart disease--the #1 killer of women in the United States entries reflecting recent advances in the understanding and treatment of autoimmune diseases better coverage of health concerns throughout a woman's life span, from her first period to menopause and beyond, with a new entry on perimenopause expanded nutritional recommendations, including a unique chart of the U. S. government's Daily Reference Intakes for micronutrients, broken down for teens and women whose needs may differ because they are pregnant, breastfeeding, or postmenopausal updated information on over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, procedures, screenings, and diagnostic tests
From leading futurist David Houle (recently named "Speaker of the Year" by Vistage International) and leading healthcare attorney Jonathan Fleece, comes this surprising, innovative look at the future of healthcare--and how we can lead the successful reorganization of healthcare in America.
Despite an increasing interest in health, a growing number of people in this country are overweight. In this updated edition, Dr. Miller incorporates the newest scientific findings to teach readers how to lose weight permanently. Includes all-new menu plans based on new foods and new research.
Over the past decade, Indonesia has implemented significant health sector reforms that include decentralizing responsibilities for service delivery, designing incentives for health providers, increasing the supply of midwives in remote areas, and analyzing demographic and epidemiological transitions causing changes in the patterns of disease prevalence. Financial protection against catastrophic expenditures has improved substantially, and legislation has been enacted to improve the quality of physician training and patient care. Despite the progress, substantial challenges remain and include comparatively low resources for the health sector, limitations in the supply of providers at the primary and hospital levels, inefficient payment systems, shortcomings in the quality of maternal and child and adult care, lack of oversight and effective licensing in an expanding private health sector, and ineffective planning for and recruitment and retention of health workers. Given the slow pace in improving health outcomes and limited evidence linking health performance and the health workforce, the need to make more information available about past experiences to inform future policy changes is pressing. Few studies have been undertaken to measure the actual impact of the reforms and the remaining challenges. 'New Insights into the Provision of Health Services in Indonesia: A Health Workforce Study' begins the process, providing real time evidence-based inputs to facilitate the Government of Indonesia's comprehensive health sector review. The authors' analysis of panel data from households and health providers will assist the government's assessment of the impact of past health work force policies and its consideration of policy changes.
Freud's New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis takes full account of his elaborations in, and changes of mind about, psychoanalytic theory, and discusses a variety of controversial themes, including anxiety, the drives, and female sexuality.
The strange new disease SARS erupted apparently out of nowhere and has spread at an astonishing rate. Scary as SARS itself is, the disease is also a warning of many possible such outbreaks to come. Featuring the disturbing story of SARS--where it came from, what it is, and how to protect yourself from it--as well as those of many other recently evolved deadly scourges, The New Killer Diseases is a shocking call to arms. All around us--in our homes, workplaces, and public spaces--bacteria and viruses are evolving at a feverish rate, and our best defenses against them are in danger of being overwhelmed. The threat posed by emerging infectious diseases is as formidable as any challenge the human race has ever faced, and the evolutionary scales may be tipping in favor of the microbes. In The New Killer Diseases, a respected immunologist and a veteran science author introduce the vital facts the public must know about the astonishing range of killer microbes we are up against. From the SARS and West Nile viruses to mad cow and Ebola, thirty new deadly diseases have arisen since the 1970s, and twenty old scourges, such as plague and cholera, are reemerging. But the FDA only recently approved the first new type of antibiotic in thirty-four years, and vaccines for many of the most lethal viruses are a long way from development. In addition, researchers have only lately discovered that bacteria have been swapping resistance genes--genes that help them evade the drugs meant to kill them--and are evolving new mechanisms to fight off even our best drugs at a startling pace. Featuring many remarkable stories of people who have contracted bizarre new afflictions, including that of the doctor who first diagnosed SARS and then died from it, The New Killer Diseases empowers readers by revealing in a gripping, detailed fashion the way these new diseases manifest themselves, the symptoms to watch out for, and how to get a correct diagnosis in time. The book also goes to the front lines of the war being waged by researchers and medical professionals across the country, profiling the pioneers who are leading the fight and introducing the latest scientific developments, from new genetic techniques to promising drug programs, which may allow us to beat back the microbe menace. The New Killer Diseases arms us with the knowledge to protect ourselves and our families, leaving us alert and fully informed about the troubling extent of the formidable threat we face.