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A leaner Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee shares his secrets for creating better health habits that last a lifetime.
The goal of eliminating disparities in health care in the United States remains elusive. Even as quality improves on specific measures, disparities often persist. Addressing these disparities must begin with the fundamental step of bringing the nature of the disparities and the groups at risk for those disparities to light by collecting health care quality information stratified by race, ethnicity and language data. Then attention can be focused on where interventions might be best applied, and on planning and evaluating those efforts to inform the development of policy and the application of resources. A lack of standardization of categories for race, ethnicity, and language data has been suggested as one obstacle to achieving more widespread collection and utilization of these data. Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data identifies current models for collecting and coding race, ethnicity, and language data; reviews challenges involved in obtaining these data, and makes recommendations for a nationally standardized approach for use in health care quality improvement.
"In Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Get Real Meals, the cookbook author and Food Network star serves up another helping of creative, hassle-free recipes that are ready to rock your taste buds in less than thirty minutes. The latest addition to Rachael's runaway hit series of 30-Minute Meals cookbooks is designed for cooks who want to look and feel great but long for the fun and the flavor that's missing from their extreme low-carb meals. Why fill your shopping cart and your stomach with processed, low-carb cereals and breads that taste like cardboard when you can eat the foods you crave? Here, at last, are recipes for those who just cannot and will not live totally carb-free: Pasta dinners made mostly with proteins and vegetables and only a couple of ounces of pasta per servings, fresh Thai and Mexican lettuce wraps, take-out style stir-frys, and tons of burger ideas - with and without buns. And when you've just got to satisfy that sweet tooth, even nonbakers (like Rachael) will flip for Nutty Creamsicle Pie, Stuffed Roasted Strawberries, and other surprisingly easy dessert recipes." "With more than 150 new dishes, plenty of time-saving tips, and a generous serving of Rachael's "you can do it" attitude, 30-Minute Get Real Meals proves you don't have to go to extremes to eat healthy.
Gold Award Winner for Philosophy in the 2003 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Professor Grue is dead (or is he?). When graduate student/sleuth Miranda Sharpe discovers him slumped over his keyboard, she does the sensible thing--she grabs her dissertation and runs. Little does she suspect that soon she will be probing the heart of two mysteries, trying to discover what happened to Max Grue, and trying to solve the profound neurophilosophical problem of consciousness. Radiant Cool may be the first novel of ideas that actually breaks new theoretical ground, as Dan Lloyd uses a neo-noir (neuro-noir?), hard-boiled framework to propose a new theory of consciousness. In the course of her sleuthing, Miranda encounters characters who share her urgency to get to the bottom of the mystery of consciousness, although not always with the most innocent motives. Who holds the key to Max Grue's ultimate vision? Is it the computer-inspired pop psychologist talk-show host? The video-gaming geek with a passion for artificial neural networks? The Russian multi-dimensional data detective, or the sophisticated neuroscientist with the big book contract? Ultimately Miranda teams up with the author's fictional alter ego, "Dan Lloyd," and together they build on the phenomenological theories of philosopher Edmund Husserl (1859-1938) to construct testable hypotheses about the implementation of consciousness in the brain. Will the clues of phenomenology and neuroscience converge in time to avert a catastrophe? (The dramatic ending cannot be revealed here.) Outside the fictional world of the novel, Dan Lloyd (the author) appends a lengthy afterword, explaining the proposed theory of consciousness in more scholarly form. Radiant Coolis a real metaphysical thriller--based in current philosophy of mind--and a genuine scientific detective story--revealing a new interpretation of functional brain imaging. With its ingenious plot and its novel theory, Radiant Cool will be enjoyed in the classroom and the study for its entertaining presentation of phenomenology, neural networks, and brain imaging; but, most importantly, it will find its place as a groundbreaking theory of consciousness.
Does radiation medicine need more regulation or simply better-coordinated regulation? This book addresses this and other questions of critical importance to public health and safety. The issues involved are high on the nation's agenda: the impact of radiation on public safety, the balance between federal and state authority, and the cost-benefit ratio of regulation. Although incidents of misadministration are rare, a case in Pennsylvania resulting in the death of a patient and the inadvertent exposure of others to a high dose of radiation drew attention to issues concerning the regulation of ionizing radiation in medicine and the need to examine current regulatory practices. Written at the request from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Radiation in Medicine reviews the regulation of ionizing radiation in medicine, focusing on the NRC's Medical Use Program, which governs the use of reactor-generated byproduct materials. The committee recommends immediate action on enforcement and provides longer term proposals for reform of the regulatory system. The volume covers Sources of radiation and their use in medicine. Levels of risk to patients, workers, and the public. Current roles of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, other federal agencies, and states. Criticisms from the regulated community. The committee explores alternative regulatory structures for radiation medicine and explains the rationale for the option it recommends in this volume. Based on extensive research, input from the regulated community, and the collaborative efforts of experts from a range of disciplines, Radiation in Medicine will be an important resource for federal and state policymakers and regulators, health professionals involved in radiation treatment, developers and producers of radiation equipment, insurance providers, and concerned laypersons.
Medical researchers have found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet, combined with environmental pollutants and stress, can lead to a buildup of toxins in the body collectively known as chronic degenerative disease. Here holistic physician Gabriel Cousens addresses the dangers of foods that have been genetically modified, treated with pesticides, microwaved, and irradiated--and presents an alternative diet of whole, natural, organic, and raw foods that can reverse chronic disease and restore vitality. Both a guide to natural health and a cookbook, Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine features over 250 revolutionary vegan recipes from chefs at the Tree of Life Cafe, from Buttery Butternut Porridge to Raw-violis to Carob Coconut Cream Eclairs. Combining modern research on metabolism, ecological consciousness, and a rainbow of live foods, Dr. Cousens dishes up comprehensive, practical, and delectable solutions to the woes of the Western diet.
Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Integration Issuesby Nancy Peske Lindsey Biel
Two experts tackle one of the most formidable and pervasive developmental issues facing children today: Sensory Integration (SI) Dysfunction.
The stunning success of Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher's landmark book, showed a true and pressing need to address the emotional lives of girls. Now, finally, here is the book that answers our equally timely and critical need to understand our boys.In Raising Cain, Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., and Michael Thompson, Ph.D., two of the country's leading child psychologists, share what they have learned in more than thirty-five years of combined experience working with boys and their families. They reveal a nation of boys who are hurting--sad, afraid, angry, and silent. Statistics point to an alarming number of young boys at high risk for suicide, alcohol and drug abuse, violence and loneliness. Kindlon and Thompson set out to answer this basic, crucial question: What do boys need that they're not getting? They illuminate the forces that threaten our boys, teaching them to believe that "cool" equals macho strength and stoicism. Cutting through outdated theories of "mother blame," "boy biology," and "testosterone," Kindlon and Thompson shed light on the destructive emotional training our boys receive--the emotional miseducation of boys.Through moving case studies and cutting-edge research, Raising Cain paints a portrait of boys systematically steered away from their emotional lives by adults and the peer "culture of cruelty"--boys who receive little encouragement to develop qualities such as compassion, sensitivity, and warmth. The good news is that this doesn't have to happen. There is much we can do to prevent it. Kindlon and Thompson make a compelling case that emotional literacy is the most valuable gift we can offer our sons, urging parents to recognize the price boys pay when we hold them to an impossible standard of manhood. They identify the social and emotional challenges that boys encounter in school and show how parents can help boys cultivate emotional awareness and empathy--giving them the vital connections and support they need to navigate the social pressures of youth.Powerfully written and deeply felt, Raising Cain will forever change the way we see our sons and will transform the way we help them to become happy and fulfilled young men.From the Hardcover edition.
In a nation where an estimated 25 percent of high-school seniors use illegal substances on a monthly basis, parents are wise to be concerned about setting their children on a drug-free course. While much advice handed out these days focuses on teen behavior and on what to do once drugs have become a problem in the home, Raising Drug-Free Kids takes an innovative approach and focuses instead on preventative measures that can be followed early on in a child's life. Developmental psychologist and parent educator Aletha Solter provides parents with simple, easy-to use tools to build a solid foundation for children to say "no" to drugs. Organized by age group, from preschool through young adulthood, the handy 100 tips will show parents how to help their children to: Feel good about themselves without an artificial high. Cope with stress so they won't turn to drugs to relax. Respect their bodies so they will reject harmful substances. Have close family connections so they won't feel desperate to belong to a group. Take healthy risks (like outdoor adventures) so they won't need to take dangerous ones.
The fragility of health and robustness of imagination merge when a seemingly healthy man's legs collapse suddenly beneath him, propelling him into a 23-day coma triggered by Legionnaire's Disease. Here, Selzer relives his illnesses, allowing the reader a highly personal glimpse into his delirium as he skates the line between life and death. This tale of survival remains unsentimental as Selzer grounds what was surely a terrifying experience in humour, emphasised by use of third person narrative.
Cindi Broaddus didn't realize that her life was about to be forever altered as she sat in the passenger seat of a car on a lonely highway, speeding toward the airport in the early morning hours of June 5, 2001. The sister-in-law of Dr. Phil McGraw, a single mother of three, and a delighted new grandmother, she was thinking only of her imminent, well-earned vacation when a gallon glass jar filled with sulfuric acid, tossed from an overpass by an unknown assailant, came crashing through the windshield. In a heartbeat, Cindi was showered with glass and flesh-eating liquid, leaving her blinded, screaming in agony, and burned almost beyond recognition. When she reached the hospital, the attending doctors gave her little better than a 30 percent chance of survival. But Cindi Broaddus did survive--and after excruciating years of recuperation and seemingly endless sessions of skin grafts and reconstructive surgery, she emerged from her ordeal in many ways stronger than she had ever been before. This book includes picture descriptions.
(Revised reprint) This book focuses on key concepts in pathology and covers important disorders of all the vital systems in the human body.
Acclaimed behavioral science writer Gallagher makes the radical argument that the quality of a life largely depends on what and how one chooses to pay attention. "Rapt" yields fresh insights into the nature of reality and what it means to be fully alive.
Ellis points out that when one is faced with a problem, we had better realize that we have a choice to think rationally or irrationally about the problem.
Ever since supermodel and actress Carol Alt shared her secret with the world--that she's become the healthiest, slimmest, and most energetic she's ever been by converting to a raw food lifestyle--she's been getting enthusiastic feedback from people wanting to know more about this revolutionary movement.In this highly anticipated follow-up to her breakout success, Eating in the Raw, Carol presents easy, everyday raw food recipes, more stories about people who have adopted a raw diet, and new information about the practical considerations of this healthy way of life. The Raw 50 contains all of Carol's favorite raw recipes--10 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners, 10 snacks, and 10 drinks. There are dishes for every taste and every time of day, including Vanilla Avocado Milk, Red Leaf Salad with Arugula Pesto Dressing, Red Pepper Curry Soup, Romaine Avocado Burritos, and Red Beet Ravioli Stuffed with Tarragon "Goat" Cheese. There's even a delicious Raw Pizza, as well as tempting desserts like Lemon Ginger Coconut Tart and Frozen Watermelon Cheesecake. With complete menus for lunches and dinners, plenty of useful advice on choosing ingredients and essential equiptment, and easy-reference lists of staple foods for any raw kitchen, The Raw 50 is the ideal go-to guide for anyone ready to experience the life-changing benefits of eating in the raw.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Nutritionist describes the benefits of detoxing through a diet of raw foods. Details how to transition slowly and provides recipes, diet tips, and cleansing methods.
Finally, a book that provides a clear and comprehensive overview of what it means to "go raw. " If you're considering switching to raw food, or if you're already part of this healthy, vital movement, The Raw Food Lifestyle is the new "bible" that will show you how raw food can transform your life and outlook.
Well-known Chicago-based cooking instructor, Jennifer Cornbleet, shares her favorite no-cook recipes in smaller quantities ideal for one or two people. Essential time-saving tips and techniques, along with Jennifer's clear instructions, prove you don't have to toil in the kitchen in order to enjoy nutritious, delicious raw food. From the book jacket.
A raw foods diet advocates exactly that: raw foods. No cooking, no grilling, no steaming, no application of heat of any kind. Why? Because eating food closest to its natural state engenders a tremendous exchange of energy between food and body. The result, over time, is a feeling of buoyant, radiant health. Tackling head-on the skepticism likely to greet proponents of what the world sees as a "fad" diet, renowned nutritionist and long-time raw-foods adherent Brigitte Mars presents historical data, case studies, and scientific evidence confirming the efficacy of raw foods diets. In addition, Mars points out the environmental benefits of the raw foods diet, making a case for eating raw foods as a means of reducing waste, making the most of agricultural practice, and reducing the human footprint on the earth. Whether the reader wants to jump right into an all-raw diet or just wants to introduce more raw foods into the diet, Mars offers gentle encouragement and practical instruction. Readers will find advice on planning a balanced diet to meet their nutritional needs, combining foods for best effect, preserving raw foods, equipping the raw kitchen, sprouting, juicing, and every other technique that makes the raw foods diet simple, delicious, and healthful. In-depth profiles describe the nutritional and health benefits of hundreds of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seasonings. Perhaps most important, Mars provides more than 200 kitchen-tested, real-people-approved raw foods recipes. Under Mars's instruction, readers will enjoy making everything from juices and shakes to salads, soups, dressings, yogurts, crackers, spreads, dips, vegetable burgers, curries, vegetable pastas, wraps, and more.
Now in a significantly revised and expanded second edition, this groundbreaking work illuminates how racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression constrain the lives of diverse clients -- and family therapy itself. Practitioners and students gain vital tools for re-evaluating prevailing conceptions of family health and pathology; tapping into clients' cultural resources; and developing more inclusive theories and therapeutic practices. From leaders in the field, the second edition features many new chapters, case examples, and specific recommendations for culturally competent assessment, treatment, and clinical training. The section in which authors reflect on their own cultural and family legacies also has been significantly expanded.
A student-friendly text, Reach for the Stars! The Complete Guide to Successful Nursing Assistant Care reflects Diana Dugan's 15 years of experience teaching nursing assistants in community colleges, proprietary schools, and long-term care facilities. This comprehensive textbook to train nursing assistants teaches all state, federal, and safety requirements. It is beautifully illustrated and clearly photographed with color tabs for easy location of material. This book emphasizes safety, privacy, and respect before and after providing care. Organized around learning objectives, it contains creative methods to teach care and related observations, ways to promote independence, essential information on preventing abuse and neglect, and chapter-ending material which develops critical thinking, encourages research, and organizes study tasks as well as tests the chapter.
Describes how to have a more fulfilling relationship with God
Wilchins is a well-known activist in the transgender community. This book is partly autobiographical, partly gender studies and politics. She writes with humor and a witty style. The book enters the Bookshare collection 11 years after being published and is still completely current the issues raised. There is a section of photographs of political actions, many uncaptioned, which were not included in the finished scan. Page numbers were picked up after this section. Wilchins uses slang words for genitals and some sections are sexually explicit, could be considered erotic. Adult Content.
A Reader Friendly Guide to Identifying, Understanding, and Treating Adult Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorderby Michele Novotni Thomas A. Whiteman
"WHY DON'T YOU THINK BEFORE YOU ACT? ARE YOU EVEN LISTENING? CAN'T YOU JUST RELAX AND TAKE IT EASY? These are the kinds of comments and criticisms that adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder hear. The truth is, inattentiveness, unfinished projects, inconsistency, impulsivity, are not chosen behaviors designed to drive others crazy.They're common symptoms of a much greater problem that affects millions of adults--Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), formerly known as ADD."-Back Cover
"The transparent and automatic feat of reading comprehension disguises an intricate biological effort, ably analyzed in this fascinating study. Drawing on scads of brain-imaging studies, case histories of stroke victims and ingenious cognitive psychology experiments, cognitive neuroscientist Dehaene (The Number Sense) diagrams the neural machinery that translates marks on paper into language, sound and meaning. It's a complex and surprising circuitry, both specific, in that it is housed in parts of the cortex that perform specific processing tasks, and puzzlingly abstract. (The brain, Dehaene hypothesizes, registers words mainly as collections of pairs of letters.) The author proposes reading as an example of neuronal recycling--the recruitment of previously evolved neural circuits to accomplish cultural innovations--and uses this idea to explore how ancient scribes shaped writing systems around the brain's potential and limitations." -Publishers Weekly
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