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When Liam finds out that his father has AIDS, he refuses to believe that it was transmitted by a blood transfusion. Although he never told a soul, three years before, during a family vacation, Liam saw his father on the beach with another man. As time passes and the disease takes its toll, Liam desperately searches for the meaning of life in his father's gaunt face.
Clearie is living in Alaska with relatives she doesn't know, a group of Tlingit Indians. She's determined not to like them. They criticize her mother, for one thing. And Clearie suspects she'll never be accepted in their village. But Clearie settles in quickly. Before long, she's used to the cold. And her whole life changes as she learns more about her Tlingit heritage. Then, the village is threatened by forces beyond its control. Can Clearie use her new strength to save the place she's grown to love?
For parents, few experiences provoke more anxiety than the thought of a sick child. The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to understand your child's ailments and provide the best possible care. Childhood illnesses are inevitable; the way you approach treatment is not. Inside you'll find tips to recognize an ear infection and discern the difference between an ear infection caused by a cold as opposed to those caused by allergies as well as treatment advice, and guidance on deciding whether surgery is an appropriate course of action for your child.
The Bestselling Guide to Herbal Remedies -- Completely Revised and Expanded Since its original publication in 1992, Earl Mindell's Herb Bible has become the definitive guide to the world of herbal remedies. Recognized as today's leading trend in self-care, herbs can help you heal faster, live longer, and look better. In this completely updated edition, one of the world's foremost authorities on nutrition and natural remedies demystifies the language and lore of herbs, and shows you how to choose and use herbs and herbal treatments -- from the traditional favorites to those on the cutting edge. Here is new and valuable information on how herbs can treat depression and anxiety, boost energy, improve your sex life, combat aging, prevent illness, and speed healing. Highlights include: Thirty new "Hot Hundred" herbs A new section devoted specifically to anti-aging herbs New and completely updated information on the fastest selling herbs: St. John's wort, kava kava, grapeseed extract, and green tea Special updated chapters on "A Man's Body" and "A Woman's Body" And much more Commercially prepared yet free of synthetics, herbal remedies are now widely available in many forms, from teas to tinctures. Authoritative and easy to use, this comprehensive resource is an essential addition to every medicine chest.
America's #1 vitamin book--now with extensive new material and special sections. This classic guide has been completely updated to put the information you need at your fingertips so you can live a longer, healthier and better life. Discover: *How to maximize the effectiveness of your vitamins/supplements and avoid problems by taking them in the right combinations *New anti-aging vitamins and supplements that will keep your skin and body healthy and young-looking *The art of personalizing your dietary regimen to fit your lifestyle, your health profile, and even your job *Natural alternatives to hormone replacement therapy (HRT), Viagra, Prozac, and Valium *Expanded sections on nutraceuticals, homeopathy, and aromatherapy, and how to find the best practitioners in these fields *Healing regimens for heart patients, stroke victims, diabetics, and arthritis sufferers *New warnings about dangerous drug interactions and "miracle cures" Plus! Expanded sections on herbal teas and tinctures, beauty aids, diets, salt and sugar intake, and new ways to boost your energy level, fertility, and sex life.
You Can Be Stronger, Smarter, Sexier, and Healthier!ONE OF THE BESTSELLING NAMES IN VITAMINS, HERBS, AND SUPPLEMENTS, DR. EARL MINDELL TAKES ON THE HOTTEST CATEGORY IN NATURAL PRODUCTS: PERFORMANCE ENHANCERS THAT WILL MAKE YOU STRONGER, SMARTER, SEXIER, AND HEALTHIER. CONSUMERS ARE SPENDING MORE THAN 10 BILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY ON THESE PRODUCTS. BUT NOT ALL OF THEM WORK -- SOME ARE REALLY EFFECTIVE, SOME ARE DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS, AND SOME ARE A COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY. Earl Mindell's Peak Performance Biblewill take the mystery out of performance enhancers, which are crowding out an earlier generation of vitamins and herbs in health-food stores around the country. These hot products include:The new cancer-fighting supplement that helps build bigger musclesThe Asian aphrodisiac that can help you in the gym and in the bedroomThe supplement that can enhance sexual function, sharpen your thinking, and help prevent diseaseThe tea that fights cancer, cleans out your arteries, and can make you thinnerThe amino acid that can stave off mental exhaustion -- it's so effective it has been studied by the U. S. military!INCLUDING HIS TRADEMARK HOT HUNDRED, DR. MINDELL INCLUDES SPECIFIC CHAPTERS ON PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO HELP YOU BULK UP, SLIM DOWN, GAIN ENDURANCE, IMPROVE SEXUAL PERFORMANCE, AND MAINTAIN THE COMPETITIVE EDGE AT WORK. HE EVEN INCLUDES INFO FOR TEENS ON SAFE BUT EFFECTIVE WAYS TO BUILD UP STRENGTH.
Burn Fat! Think Better! Enhance Your Sex Life! Fat blockers, antioxidants, sport supplements, nutraceuticals, natural hormones, and natural antidepressants are just some of the cutting-edge products that have recently been brought to market. All can be purchased over the counter. But which ones are right for you? Bestselling author Earl Mindell will help you negotiate the bold new world of supplements with this unique andbcomprehensive guidebook. Trying to build muscle? Creatine monohydrate and HMB can help you get more out of your workout. Feeling blue? 5-HTP and Saint-John's-wort can give you a lift. Want to lose weight? Fight fat with chitosan. Looking to enhance your sexual performance? Try tribulus and ashwagandah. Not as sharp as you used to be? Phosphatidylserine can help you regain twelve years of brain power. Searching for a natural alternative to estrogen? Soy concentrate is a rich source of plant estrogens that can help prevent cancer. Don't miss out! Let Earl Mindell show you how to look better, feel younger, and stay healthier.
Early Childhood Development: A Multicultural Perspective, Fifth Edition addresses both typical and atypical child development from birth through age eight. This text highlights the diversity of child development, preparing professionals to meet the unique needs of children from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Providing for children's health and safety is a major responsibility for all early education centers. Health concerns that early education staff will encounter include such issues as administering medication and dealing with injury or illness situations.
CIMC is a division of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (CareerTech). Our primary function has always been to develop quality, competency-based instructional products and services for career and technology education. This mission is fundamental in the belief that quality, industry-endorsed curriculum and related instructional materials are essential to quality occupational education programs in Oklahoma and the nation. CIMC has customers in all 50 states and around the world. High school programs, area technology centers, junior and community colleges, proprietary schools, and government agencies are current users of CIMC products. Business and industry customers are also learning of the training and cost advantages of using CIMC instructional systems. Several industry groups and trade associations have participated in the development of CIMC products and services.
More than 100 movement activities for early elementary childrenPhysical education is a critical part of every early childhood curriculum. Children need to move to channel their energies in creative, beneficial ways and to learn habits for lifelong health and fitness. Early Elementary Children Moving & Learning provides more than 100 developmentally appropriate activities that contribute to a well-rounded curriculum in any classroom or program.The book containsAn updated introduction reflecting new research and trends in early childhood health and fitness and information on how movement benefits children's learning and developmentMore than 100 activities that fall under five categories: openers and closers, basic movement, cooperative activities, educational gymnastics, and rhythm and danceExtension ideas and adaptations to use with children who have special needsCurriculum connections for each activity and explanations about how activities are aligned with and meet early learning standards from NAEYC and AAHPERDOriginal music to add joy and energy to the activities
Stressing the importance of early intervention in working with children with visual impairment, Pogrund (formerly special education, California State U.) and Fazzi (special education, California State U.) offer practitioners (teachers and other specialized professionals) an edited guide to working with children under age five. Eleven chapters review the developmental areas that are likely to be affected by vision loss and discuss the theory and knowledge base behind suggested educational practices in these areas. Chapters cover working with families, medical and functional implications, cognitive development, literacy, social development, promotion of independence and daily living skills, behavioral supports, motor and mobility development, and working with other professionals. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Early Focus: Working with Young Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired and Their Families (Second Edition)by Diane L. Fazzi Rona L. Pogrund
The second edition of Early Focus: Working With Young Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired and Their Families is a comprehensive resource on early childhood visual impairment. It addresses the needs of children who are blind or visually impaired from the age of birth to 5.
"Problems in early pregnancy are among the most common conditions in gynaecology and obstetrics, and in recent years have become an increasingly studied and important field of reproductive medicine. Early Pregnancy is the first book to embrace a multidisciplinary approach to this rapidly growing field. It combines the expertise of a wide range of internationally renowned authors to produce an authoritative reference on the subject, aiming to improve patient care in early pregnancy by making key recommendations for clinicians. The chapters cover a wide range of core subjects as well as addressing the latest developments by translating research into clinical practice. By bringing together essential elements of scientific research and clinical care Early Pregnancy sets a new benchmark for evidence-based patient care and will be essential reading for all clinicians, nurses, trainees and scientific researchers with an interest in early pregnancy"--Provided by publisher.
With the emergence of early pregnancy issues in many hospitals, demand for educational support and the development of clear management guidelines is more pressing than ever. This book covers a wide range of early pregnancy-related issues, such as early pregnancy development, physiology and various pathological conditions encountered by clinicians in day-to-day practice, such as miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, trophoblastic disease and hyperemesis gravidarum. The book is primarily designed to provide a comprehensive summary for candidates preparing for the Part 2 MRCOG examination, and as such covers the RCOG curriculum for early pregnancy issues. It is also a valuable guide for all healthcare professionals working in the field, including trainees, consultants and midwives.
To counteract the prevalence of childhood obesity and to establish lifelong healthy eating habits, this research-based early childhood curriculum is designed to increase children's preferences for nutritious fruits and vegetables. The tested "seed-to-table" approach will engage preschoolers in all aspects of planting, growing, and eating organically grown foods. Also included are recipes children can help prepare and ways to involve the whole family in making healthy food choices. These activities can be tailored to fit any early childhood program, climate, or geographical region.
Discover delicious new ways to provide healthy meals in preschool settings. Packed with more than seventy breakfast, lunch, snack, and special celebration recipes, this hands-on cookbook promotes the development of healthy eating habits in young children. Anchored by wholesome ingredients, these recipes are nutritionally sound, follow federal dietary guidelines, and are all child-tested and approved. Nutrition information, food safety procedures, tips for cooking with children, and colorful photographs of completed recipes are included.This cookbook complements Early Sprouts: Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Children, a complete nutrition and gardening curriculum to help preschoolers develop preferences for healthy foods.
We can see from the floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and pollution disasters that our earth is disturbed. Not to mention the political upheaval that blights the planet. However, the Earth herself has given us tools that assist in stabilizing the situation and which teach us how to turn our thoughts and actions towards positive healing for the planet rather than envisaging her destruction. Crystals offer us creative solutions. Some amazing high-vibration crystals have made themselves known at this time to assist with Earth healing and with personal consciousness-raising. Other Earth healing crystals have been around for millennia but still do a sterling job of restoring the environment and the earth beneath our feet to optimum energetic functioning.
"I take care of the earth because I know I can do little things every day to make a BIG difference. . . " With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores the important, timely subject of environmental protection and conservation in this eco-friendly picture book. Featuring a circular die-cut Earth on the cover, and printed entirely with recycled materials and nontoxic soy inks, this book includes lots of easy, smart ideas on how we can all work together to make the Earth feel good - from planting a tree and using both sides of the paper, to saving energy and reusing old things in new ways. Best of all, the book includes an interior gatefold with a poster with tips/reminders on how kids can "go green" everyday. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, this sweet homage to our beautiful planet is sure to inspire readers of all ages to do their part in keeping the Earth happy and healthy.
The special medical Qi Gong described in this book was developed and perfected over the course of 1,700 years by Taoists, traditional Chinese medical doctors, and Qi Gong experts in China to meet the needs of a woman's unique anatomy. Author Tina Zhang leads readers through a variety of pleasurable postures and easy exercises that address specific areas of the body. In turn, these exercises, which work progressively to strengthen the spirit-mind-body connection, enhance natural female energy to help prevent or alleviate health issues and conditions from puberty to post-menopause, including high blood pressure, stress, fatigue, endometriosis, age-related problems, and more. Emphasizing a balance between hormones and emotions, the book includes concise descriptions of selected acupuncture points, meridians, and orbits that promote long-range anti-aging and long-term optimal health. Women empowered by these benefits can take control of their bodies and better direct and assist their physicians in maintaining their health without the cost, risk, and side effects of pills, hormones, and supplements. Qi Gong for Women also contains useful information on addressing women's physical and spiritual health for physicians, acupuncturists, and doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Noted herbalist Matthew Wood brings twenty-five years of clinical experience to this comprehensive book on medicinal plants. The first in a two-volume set, The Earthwise Herbal profiles Old World plants (volume two will treat American plants). Organized alphabetically, the book encompasses all of the major--and many of the secondary--herbs of traditional and modern Western herbalism. Author Wood describes characteristic symptoms and conditions in which each plant has proved useful in the clinic, often illustrated with appropriate case histories. In addition, he takes a historical view based on his extensive study of ancient and traditional herbal literature. Written in an easy, engaging, non-technical style, The Earthwise Herbal offers insight into the "logic" of the plant: how it works, in what areas of the body it works, how it has been used in the past, what its pharmacological constituents indicate about its use, and how all these different factors hang together to produce a portrait of the plant as a whole entity. Ideal for beginners, serious students, or advanced practitioners, The Earthwise Herbal is also useful for homeopaths and flower essence practitioners as it bridges these fields in its treatment of herbal medicines.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In this companion volume to The Earthwise Herbal: A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants, Matthew Wood, an expert herbalist who has used medicinal herbs with tens of thousands of patients over a twenty-five-year career, provides detailed descriptions of New World (North American) herbs and their uses. Organized as a materia medica (names and descriptions of herbs/plants are listed alphabetically), the book explains the use of the whole plant (not just "active ingredients") in the treatment of the whole person and describes symptoms and conditions that the plants have been successful in treating--from digestive ailments, headaches, and high blood pressure to asthma, skin rashes, and allergies, to name a few. Wood, who has systematically studied ancient and traditional herbal literature, takes a historical view and presents information in a thoughtful, engaging, nontechnical style. In addition, he provides remarkable case studies as well as insight into the "logic" of each plant--its current and past usage, pharmacological constituents, and other elements that together produce a comprehensive portrait of each herb.
Easier Than You Think -- Because Life Doesn't Have to Be So Hard: The Small Changes That Add up to a World of Differenceby Richard Carlson
All of us are looking for ways to take control of our lives, whether in our relationships, our families, our work, our health, or our future plans. Daily challenges have a way of overwhelming us, making life harder than it needs to be. The good news is that the answers are out there. And they are Easier Than You Think. In the phenomenal bestseller Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Richard Carlson taught millions of readers how to stop the little things in life from driving them crazy. Now, in Easier Than You Think, Carlson demonstrates how making simple yet effective changes can get our life back on course. With his unique blend of storytelling and advice, Carlson offers proven ways that even the smallest amounts of change can add up to become a fortune of difference in our lives.
How to ease headaches, earaches, toothaches, foot problems, muscle and menstrual cramps, backaches and arthritis.
The complete guide to a more comfortable and rewarding birth.