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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.
Susun S. Weed spent 13 years talking with more than 50,000 women about menopause. Here are the remedies, the wisdom, and the humor she found. Whether your menopause is natural or induced, you, too, will treasure this book called "the menopausal bible" by millions of women. All the remedies women know and trust plus 100 new pages including: Fibromyalgia Hairy Problems Restless Leg Syndrome Fertility After Forty Thyroid Health Interstitial Cystitis Herbs for Women on ERT/HRT Memory Problems
How to take care of your cat the natural way. Contains instructions for feeding a natural diet, herbal preparations you can make for your cat, etc.
Inspired by feminist scholars who revolutionized our understanding of women's gender roles, the contributors to this pioneering book describe how men's proscribed roles are neither biological nor social givens, but rather psychological and social constructions. Questioning the traditional norms of the male role (such as the emphasis on aggression, competition, status, and emotional stoicism), they show how some male problems (such as violence, homophobia, devaluation of women, detached fathering, and neglect of health needs) are unfortunate by-products of the current process by which males are socialized. By synthesizing the latest research, clinical experience, and major theoretical perspectives on men and by figuring in cultural, class, and sexual orientation differences, the authors brilliantly illuminate the many variations of male behavior. This book will be a valuable resource not just for students of gender psychology in any discipline but also for clinicians and researchers who need to account for the relationship between men's behavior and the contradictory and inconsistent gender roles imposed on men. This new understanding of men's psychology is sure to enhance the work of clinical professionals-including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, and psychiatric nurses-in helping men reconstruct a sense of masculinity along healthier and more socially just lines.
If you believe what most women's magazines tell you, muscles can be "shaped," "toned," and "sculpted" with nothing more than a little dumbbell that weighs less than a can of peas. But muscles aren't modeling clay, and the only way to transform them is to strengthen them. The New Rules of Lifting for Women is for the woman who's ready to throw down the "Barbie" weights and start a strength and conditioning program that will give her the body of her dreams. The book puts to rest the shop-worn notion that women who train with heavy weights will bulk up. Nonsense! Women simply don't have enough testosterone to pack on muscle like a bodybuilder. Here's the truth: lifting weights not only makes you stronger, it also makes you leaner. In fact, most women would have to run twice as long to receive the same fat-burning benefits as weight lifters. A better workout in less time may sound too good to be true, but champion trainer Alwyn Cosgrove creates six months' worth of workouts that will build strength, burn fat, and rev up the metabolism. His total body workouts target all the major muscle groups, and each exercise is accompanied by clear black-and-white photographs that illustrate proper technique and form. A nutrition plan is another key feature of the book. To gain strength you have to feed muscle, and nutritionist Cassandra Forsythe has designed a regimen to achieve this goal. She strongly recommends small, frequent meals and offers meal plans, along with fifty recipes, to satisfy women's special needs through breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. The New Rules of Lifting for Women will become the standard for smart women who take their fitness goals seriously.
Lose weight, feel better, and enjoy your meals more than you ever thought with this brand new, updated version of the groundbreaking Sonoma plan for easy weight loss and healthy living.
From the renowned biochemist who created a health revolution with his bestselling Supernutrition in 1975 comes The New Supernutrition. Totally revised and updated, The New Supernutrition focuses on the latest scientific discoveries and offers solutions to the nutrition problems of the nineties. Richard A. Passwater, PhD, is internatinally acclaimed as a leader in research on megavitamins, trace minerals, and other nutrients. In this life-enhancing, health-saving guide, he offers a program of supernutrition talored to your specific needs that can do many things.
New and improved therapies to treat and protect against drug dependence and abuse are urgently needed. In the United States alone about 50 million people regularly smoke tobacco and another 5 million are addicted to other drugs. In a given year, millions of these individuals attempt—with or without medical assistance—to quit using drugs, though relapse remains the norm. Furthermore, each year several million teenagers start smoking and nearly as many take illicit drugs for the first time. Research is advancing on promising new means of treating drug addiction using immunotherapies and sustained-release (depot) medications. The aim of this research is to develop medications that can block or significantly attenuate the psychoactive effects of such drugs as cocaine, nicotine, heroin, phencyclidine, and methamphetamine for weeks or months at a time. This represents a fundamentally new therapeutic approach that shows promise for treating drug addiction problems that were difficult to treat in the past. Despite their potential benefits, however, several characteristics of these new methods pose distinct behavioral, ethical, legal, and social challenges that require careful scrutiny. Such issues can be considered unique aspects of safety and efficacy that are fundamentally related to the distinct nature and properties of these new types of medications.
Woman's Day presents this must-have collection of over 350 classic and contemporary recipes for wholesome meals with nutritious ingredients.
Newton's Law of Life (not to be confused with Sir Isaac Newton's law of gravity, although that is pretty good, too) can be summarized as follows: "Try hard enough, don't give up and things will turn out right in the end."
This book catalogs the full spectrum of minimally invasive procedures in gynecology, oncology, and infertility treatment. High-quality color pictures supplement many of the presentations. The book covers subjects as varied as endometriosis, urinary incontinence, infertility, ovarian cancer, and appendiceal disease. It also discusses general surgical laparoscopic issues and the management of complications during laparoscopy. The three editors have pioneered some of the most important laparoscopic procedures used today, and their work has opened up the video laparoscopy field for surgeons worldwide. The contributors have extensive experience in laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. Many of them have established some of the surgical techniques discussed.
Ngoma,in Bantu, means drum, song, performance, and healing cult or association. A widespread form of ritual healing in Central and Southern Africa, ngoma is fully investigated here for the first time and interpreted in a contemporary context. John Janzen's daring study incorporates drumming and spirit possession into a broader, institutional profile that emphasizes the varieties of knowledge and social forms and also the common elements of "doing ngoma." Drawing on his recent field research in Kinshasa, Dar-es-Salaam, Mbabane, and Capetown, Janzen reveals how ngoma transcends national and social boundaries. Spoken and sung discourses about affliction, extended counseling, reorientation of the self or household, and the creation of networks that link the afflicted, their kin, and their healers are all central to ngoma--and familiar to Western self-help institutions as well. Students of African healing and also those interested in the comparative and historical study of medicine, religion, and music will find Ngomaa valuable and thought-provoking book.
The strength of Pilates, the flexibility of yoga, the muscle tone of strength training, and top-notch aerobic fitness--all through the revolutionary pleasure-based fitness program that gets you in shape from the inside out! The hottest new trend in mind-body wellness, NIA--which stands for Neuromuscular Integrative Action--is the most advanced form of fusion fitness, blending martial arts, healing arts, dance, and spiritual self-healing to create a high-powered, synergistic workout that no isolated exercise technique can match.
How often have you thought no but said yes? About as many times as you've thought fruit cup and ordered cheesecake? Sometimes diet and exercise alone just aren't enough! Many women put too much on their plates, both literally and figuratively. For those who always put others first, psychotherapist Karen R. Koenig explains the link between being too nice and eating too much and gives detailed advice on how to lose that extra baggage -- both emotional and physical -- by becoming more self-focused and assertive in every aspect of life. - Take the "How Nice Are You?" quiz to figure out if your Good Girl persona is sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. - Try the "Grab Your Thinking Cap" exercises to understand why you might be finding fulfillment inside the fridge instead of in other aspects of your life. - Use the "Nice Girl Recovery Tips" to learn practical strategies for saying no and putting yourself first...so you can finally lose the weight you want. Karen Koenig's on-the-page psychotherapy helps women attack the source of their food issues and find a different path to happiness -- one that doesn't pass through the kitchen and does lead to healthy habits for life.
Thrilling, frightening, amusing, deep, fearful, joyful and peaceful. All describe Nickie's Nook: Sharing the Journey. Through the use of essays, journal entries, papers and other reflections, Nickie's Nook explores the life of a young college student. Nickie uses writing to understand her journey as a person who is blind, person with chronic pain due to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, a Guide Dog user and a member of humanity. In this book, she shares some of the best steps of her blogging journey.
Florence Nightingale is history's most famous nurse, the epitome of gentle, nurturing femininity. But behind the public image of 'The Lady With the Lamp' was a brilliant, combative, complicated woman, struggling to escape a web of social prejudice and familial expectations. From girlhood, Florence wanted to dedicate her life to nursing in public hospitals, even though nursing was then work done only by women of the lowest classes. Florence's family were determined to stop her. Eventually Florence had her way, and her nursing mission took her to the filthy, disease-ridden military hospitals of Scutari and Balaclava. Her work during the Crimean War made her an international heroine, and thereafter she wielded an influence over public health policy that was unparalleled for a woman of the time. Radical in her ideas, eccentric in her way of life, Florence was often at war with her family, but love and loyalty always triumphed in the end. The other Nightingales adored and criticised her, understood and misread her, supported and thwarted her, defined and were defined by her. Gillian Gill's absorbing biography brings the dynamic and complicated social milieu of the Victorian age dramatically to life. Fascinating new light is shed not just on one of the era's most influential social figures, but on the entire era through which the young Florence and her family lived.
Grants for research centers located in universities, medical centers, and other nonprofit research institutions account for about 9 percent of the National Institutes of Health budget. Centers are popular because they can bring visibility, focus, and increased resources to bear on specific diseases. However, congressional debate in 2001 over proposed legislation directing NIH to set up centers for muscular dystrophy research highlighted several areas of uncertainty about how to decide when centers are an appropriate research mechanism in specific cases. The debate also highlighted a growing trend among patient advocacy groups to regard centers as a key element of every disease research program, regardless of how much is known about the disease in question, the availability of experienced researchers, and other factors. This book examines the criteria and procedures used in deciding whether to establish new specialized research centers. It discusses the future role of centers in light of the growing trend of large-scale research in biomedicine, and it offers recommendations for improving the classification and tracking of center programs, clarifying and improving the decision process and criteria for initiating center programs, resolving the occasional disagreements over the appropriateness of centers, and evaluating the performance of center programs more regularly and systematically.
The goal is ninety. Just ninety clean and sober days to loosen the hold of the addiction that caused Bill Clegg to lose everything. With six weeks of his most recent rehab behind him he returns to New York and attends two or three meetings each day. It is in these refuges that he befriends essential allies including Polly, who struggles daily with her own cycle of recovery and relapse, and the seemingly unshakably sober Asa. At first, the support is not enough: Clegg relapses with only three days left. Written with uncompromised immediacy, NINETY DAYS begins where Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man ends-and tells the wrenching story Clegg's battle to reclaim his life. As any recovering addict knows, hitting rock bottom is just the beginning.
Kohn makes a sound argument against competition, and in favor of cooperation, as a healthy approach to social behavior.
Five years ago, at the age of forty-six, Trisha Posner was surprised to learn from a blood test that she was in full-blown menopause. Her gynecologist urged her to begin hormones immediately, but, mindful of her family's history of breast cancer, she refused. No Hormones, No Fear is the story of Posner's search for an alternative to the AMA's sanctioned regimen of hormone replacement therapy. In a wonderfully engaging personal account, she reveals how she mastered menopause naturally, by developing a unique program involving exercise, diet, nutrition, and herbs. She not only successfully alleviated her symptoms but actually significantly improved her health and quality of life. Now updated with the latest major medical studies, which raise troubling questions about estrogen replacement for millions of women, No Hormones, No Fear is an indispensable primer for women confronting the thicket of conflicting information about whether or not to choose hormones during menopause. Trisha Posner, through her own inspiring story, shows that today's modern women finally have choices and can empower themselves by taking control of their health and lives.
A mother of two herself, Maier makes her deadly serious, if at times laugh-out-loud-funny, argument with all the unbridled force of her famously wicked intellect. In forty to-the-point, impressively erudite chapters drawing on the realms of history, child psychology, politics, and the environment, Maier effortlessly skewers the idealized notion of parenthood as a natural and beautiful endeavour. Enough with this "baby-mania" that is plaguing modern society, says Maier, it's nothing but brainwashing. Are you prepared to give up your free time, dinners with friends, spontaneous romantic getaways, and even the luxury of uninterrupted thought for the "vicious little dwarves" that will treat you like their servant, cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, and end up resenting you? Speaking to the still "child-free", to fellow suffering parents, and to adamant procreationists alike, No Kids is a controversial, thought-provoking, and undeniably entertaining read. Reasons to avoid having kids: *You will lose touch with your friends *Your sex life will be over *Children cost a fortune *Child-rearing is endless drudgery *Vacations will be nightmares *You'll lose your identity and become just "mom" or "dad" *Your children will become mindless drones of capitalism *The planet's already overcrowded *Your children will inevitably disappoint you
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Arthritis is a major cause of joint pain, but there are myriad others. This is the first book to provide everyday readers with a comprehensive guide to musculoskeletal disease and pain, from degenerative arthritis in the elderly to common sports injuries in young athletes. Dr. Joseph A. Abboud and Dr. Soo Kim Abboud, offer clear, medically based information on the most common diseases to affect the musculoskeletal system. They explain each major joint in detail and draw on their extensive experience with patients to offer sound advice on treatment and prevention options. They also discuss the pros and cons of alternative medicine techniques, and they assess which of the newest technologies really work. With one hundred illustrations, specific instructions for beneficial exercises, and a helpful glossary, this manual is just what the doctor ordered for weekend warriors and anyone else who is contending with joint pain.