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Bedside Manner: A practical guide to interacting with patients

by David Coleman

Bedside Manner--A Practical Guide To Interacting With Patients, is a book long overdue. Although advances in medical science occur daily, the act of genuine compassion is rarely seen. This book defines bedside manner far beyond the doctor-patient realm and expands the concept to where it really lies--with all who contact the patient. Providers and staff alike can find benefit through enhancing personal communication skills and ultimately refining the art of their trade. No matter where patients go for care or what specialty they need, this topic permeates all facets of medicine. Bedside Manner provides clear, understandable examples of good and bad healthcare interactions and ways to avoid common pitfalls.

Beer Tasting Quick Reference Guide

by Jeff Alworth

Here's a fun guide to discover the nuances of artisan beers from lagers and ales to porters and stouts. Tasting profiles from the booklet get the ball rolling--they break down beer into style categories and include information on each variety's background, flavors, aromas, and unique character.

Before We Get Started: A Practical Memoir of the Writer's Life

by Bret Lott

This marvelous guide begins where other books on writing and the writing life leave off. Delving deep into the creative process, Bret Lott reveals truths we scarcely realized we needed to know but without which we as writers will soon lose our way. In ten intimate essays based on his own experiences and on the seasoned wisdom of writers including Eudora Welty, E. B. White, Henry David Thoreau, Henry James, and John Gardner, Lott explores such topics as * why write? why keep writing? * the importance of simple words * the finer points of character detail * narrative and the passage of time * the pitfalls of technique * making a plan--and letting it go * risking failure--and reaping the benefits * Accepting rejection. Writers travel alone, but Bret Lott's book makes the journey less lonely and infinitely more rewarding. Before We Get Started will help you make your work as good as it can be: "Pay attention recklessly. Strain to see through the window of your own artistic consciousness in the exhilarating knowledge that there is no path to the waterfall, and there are a million paths to the waterfall, and there is, too, only one path: yours."

Before You Take that Pill

by J. Douglas Bremner

A medical expert reveals risks of the most commonly prescribed drugs-and why the drug industry doesn't want consumers to know about them. Recent scandals involving diabetes drugs, Vioxx, and many other medications reveal the serious and undisclosed risks of some of the most commonly used prescription drugs in this country. In Before You Take That Pill, Dr. J. Douglas Bremner, a researcher and clinician at Emory University whose study on Accutane and depression made headlines, offers an inside look at the pharmaceutical industry, as well as a scientifically backed assessment of the risks of more than three hundred prescribed medications, vitamins, and supplements. While many drugs are essential to the health of consumers, as Dr. Bremner explains, for many people, the benefits may not outweigh the potential side effects. This book contains warnings that are not on the drug labels. It also exposes tricks of the trade that demonstrate how the profit-making interests of "big pharma" may not always be in line with the safety of the public - from the corruption that exists in the drug approval process to the tactics drug companies use to encourage doctors to prescribe their products. Most important, Before You Take That Pill empowers readers by giving them sound information on specific medications so they can understand and weigh the potential risk themselves. Backed by the latest studies, as well as insight from a doctor who is in the trenches, this book should be on the shelf of every drug consumer.

Before Your Time: The Early Menopause Survival Guide

by Evelina Weidman Sterling Angie Best-Boss

HAS "THE CHANGE" COME TOO SOON? DON' T WORRY, YOU'RE NOT ALONE! Every year more than two million women enter early menopause and find themselves suddenly dealing with a host of unforeseen (and little discussed) issues. In Before Your Time, Evelina Weidman Sterling and Angie Best-Boss provide expert advice and answer all your questions, including: Is it safe to start hormone therapy in your thirties rather than in your fifties? What are your fertility options? How can you combat the long-term effects of early menopause, such as a greater risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and diabetes?How will early menopause affect your relationships? Your sex life? Your sense of self? Before Your Time brings you the best-researched, most up-to-date answers to all those tough-to-ask questions. The good news: there is more research and information available now than ever before to keep you safe and healthy, and it's all right here!

A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg

by Tom Sloper Elaine Sandberg

A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg is the only book available which is specifically geared toward American mah jongg and follows the official National Mah Jongg League rules. Offering first-time players an easy-to-follow guide to this complex game, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg includes simple instructions and clear diagrams to walk the reader through each step, including how to select a hand, how to play and how to develop winning strategies.

A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg

by Tom Sloper Elaine Sandberg

A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg is the only book available which is specifically geared toward American mah jongg and follows the official National Mah Jongg League rules. Offering first-time players an easy-to-follow guide to this complex game, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg includes simple instructions and clear diagrams to walk the reader through each step, including how to select a hand, how to play and how to develop winning strategies.

The Beginner's Guide to Divination

by Adams Media

What would you do if you could see the future?Astrology, numerology, tarot, and palmistry have been used for centuries to divine events to come. The Beginner's Guide to Divination will teach you to practice the mystical arts of divination and predict the future yourself. Explore the remarkable histories and secret languages of these esoteric practices as you master techniques to view--and even influence--your fate.You'll learn how to:Create your birth chart and discover how the stars influence the decisions you'll makeUse Tarot cards to learn about people who will cross your path and events that will affect youExamine your palm to uncover challenges and opportunities aheadFind your universal number and use it to manifest your greatest desiresDetermine which system works best with your own natural clairvoyanceComplete with detailed charts and illustrations, this all-in-one guide will help you illuminate the path of your life's journey, enhance your intuitive powers, and take control of your future!

The Beginner's Guide to Interpreting Ethnic DNA Origins for Family History: How Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Mizrahi & Europeans are Related to Everyone Else

by Anne Hart

Are you Curious About Your Ethnic Family Origins from Last Century Back 10,000 Years? Genealogists are now using molecular genealogy-comparing and matching people by matrilineal DNA lineages-- mtDNA or patrilineal Y-chromosome ancestry and/or racial percentages tests. Here's how to trace your DNA test results for family history, oral history, ancestry, molecular genealogy, and more. How to find your DNA matches in online DNA databases.

A Beginner's Guide to Online Genealogy

by Michael Dunn

Use online tools to discover your family's history! Today, with millions of records available online, it's never been easier to chart your family history and discover your roots. But with hundreds of ancestors just a click away, where do you start? This book guides you through the genealogy process with easy-to-understand strategies for researching family roots online. Featuring detailed explanations, each chapter teaches you how to navigate popular genealogy websites, decipher census data and other online records, and connect with other family members to share your findings. Complete with tips on using free databases and genealogy apps, A Beginner's Guide to Online Genealogy has everything you need to find long-lost relatives and map your family tree!

A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy: 71 Basic Economic Concepts that will Change the Way You See the World

by Randy Charles Epping

From arbitrage to the IMF, from exchange rates to money laundering, a clear exposition of how the global economy works. Includes a glossary of terms.

Beginning Go

by Peter Shotwell Susan Long

Beginning Go is a clear and thorough introduction to the intricacies of Go that is perfect for first time players. The straightforward instructions and detailed examples make it simple to understand how to play. You'll learn how to keep score, as well as effective strategies and tactics to make the game more competitive and fun.By the time you've finished the instructional sections, you'll have all the confidence, skill and strategies you need to enjoy playing this fascinating game. What's more, Go's unique handicapping system, which the book explains, allows even absolute beginners to play competitive games with experienced players.

Beginning Go

by Peter Shotwell Susan Long

Beginning Go is a clear and thorough introduction to the intricacies of Go that is perfect for first time players. The straightforward instructions and detailed examples make it simple to understand how to play. You'll learn how to keep score, as well as effective strategies and tactics to make the game more competitive and fun.By the time you've finished the instructional sections, you'll have all the confidence, skill and strategies you need to enjoy playing this fascinating game. What's more, Go's unique handicapping system, which the book explains, allows even absolute beginners to play competitive games with experienced players.

The Beginning Runner's Handbook

by Sportmedbc Ian Macneill Doug Clements

This easy-to-use, practical guide helps runners safely build strength and endurance, get motivated and set realistic goals, choose the proper footwear and clothing, eat right, and avoid injury. Completely updated, this fourth edition contains a wealth of new material. A revised RunWalk program gives runners a choice between running 10K or covering the distance by running and walking. A whole new chapter on preparing for charity runs reflects the popularity of getting fit while giving back to the community. There are expanded and enhanced sections with cross-training options such as trail running and bootcamp sessions; information on running through pregnancy; facts about barefoot running, minimalist shoes and shorter strides lengths, plus links to online sources of information and running communities. Combining advice from the experts, training tips and testimonials from runners of all ages, The Beginning Runner's Handbook is a step-by-step road map for achieving running success.

Beginnings, Middles and Ends

by Nancy Kress

Get your stories off to a roaring start. Keep them tight and crisp throughout. Conclude them with a wallop. Is the story or novel you've been carrying around in your head the same one you see on the page? Or does the dialogue suddenly sound flat and predictable? Do the events seem to ramble? Translating a flash of inspiration into a compelling story requires careful crafting. The words you choose, how you describe characters, and the way you orchestrate conflict all make the difference - the difference between a story that is slow to begin, flounders midway, or trails off at the end - and one that holds the interest of readers and editors to the final page. By demonstrating effective solutions for potential problems at each stage of your story, Nancy Kress will help you. . . hook the editor on the first three paragraphs make - and keep - your story's "implicit promise" build drama and credibility by controlling your prose Dozens of exercises help you strengthen your short story or novel. Plus, you'll sharpen skills and gain new insight into. . . the price a writer pays for flashbacks six ways characters should "reveal" themselves techniques for writing - and rewriting Let this working resource be your guide to successful stories - from beginning to end.

Behavior Intervention Manual

by Samm N. House

Outlines goals, objectives and intervention strategies to be used in educational settings, for 253 behaviors grouped by categories.

Behavioral Addiction

by Larry Ashley Lesley Dickson An-Pyng Sun

Written in scientific prose that can also be understood by the layperson, this comprehensive volume is a must-read for those working in the addiction field and anyone interested in learning more about this devastating disease.An-Pyng Sun, PhD, is a professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Social Work.Larry Ashley, EdS, LCADC, is the addictions specialist and undergraduate coordinator at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.Lesley Dickson, MD, is ABPN board-certified in general psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and psychosomatic illness.

Behind Bars: Surviving Prison

by Jeffrey Ian Ross Stephen C. Richards

This book explains the process leading up to prison and the experiences of what happens there.

Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Making of Ethical Research

by Laura Stark

Although the subject of federally mandated Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) has been extensively debated, we actually do not know much about what takes place when they convene. The story of how IRBs work today is a story about their past as well as their present, and Behind Closed Doors is the first book to meld firsthand observations of IRB meetings with the history of how rules for the treatment of human subjects were formalized in the United States in the decades after World War II. Drawing on extensive archival sources, Laura Stark reconstructs the daily lives of scientists, lawyers, administrators, and research subjects working--and "warring"--on the campus of the National Institutes of Health, where they first wrote the rules for the treatment of human subjects. Stark argues that the model of group deliberation that gradually crystallized during this period reflected contemporary legal and medical conceptions of what it meant to be human, what political rights human subjects deserved, and which stakeholders were best suited to decide. She then explains how the historical contingencies that shaped rules for the treatment of human subjects in the postwar era guide decision making today--within hospitals, universities, health departments, and other institutions in the United States and across the globe. Meticulously researched and gracefully argued, Behind Closed Doors will be essential reading for sociologists and historians of science and medicine, as well as policy makers and IRB administrators.

Behind the Glass: Top Record Producers Tell How They Craft the Hits

by Howard Massey

This book is a collection of interviews with top producers that give a fascinating perspective on what it takes to be a successful record producer and provides a wealth of real-world tips and techniques that every musician and student can add.

Being Logical

by D. Q. McInerny

Whether regarded as a science, an art, or a skill-and it can properly be regarded as all three-logic is the basis of our ability to think, analyze, argue, and communicate. Indeed, logic goes to the very core of what we mean by human intelligence. In this concise, crisply readable book, distinguished professor D. Q. McInerny offers an indispensable guide to using logic to advantage in everyday life. Written explicitly for the layperson, McInerny'sBeing Logicalpromises to take its place beside Strunk and White'sThe Elements of Styleas a classic of lucid, invaluable advice. As McInerny notes, logic is a deep, wide, and wonderfully varied field, with a bearing on every aspect of our intellectual life. A mastery of logic begins with an understanding of right reasoning-and encompasses a grasp of the close kinship between logical thought and logical expression, a knowledge of the basic terms of argument, and a familiarity with the pitfalls of illogical thinking. Accordingly, McInerny structures his book in a series of brief, penetrating chapters that build on one another to form a unified and coherent introduction to clear and effective reasoning. At the heart of the book is a brilliant consideration of argument-how an argument is founded and elaborated, how it differs from other forms of intellectual discourse, and how it critically embodies the elements of logic. McInerny teases out the subtleties and complexities of premises and conclusions, differentiates statements of fact from statements of value, and discusses the principles and uses of every major type of argument, from the syllogistic to the conditional. In addition, he provides an incisive look at illogical thinking and explains how to recognize and avoid the most common errors of logic. Elegant, pithy, and precise,Being Logicalbreaks logic down to its essentials through clear analysis, accessible examples, and focused insights. Whether you are a student or a teacher, a professional sharpening your career skills or an amateur devoted to the fine points of thought and expression, you are sure to find this brief guide to effecting reasoning both fascinating and illuminating.

Being the Best Man For Dummies

by Dominic Bliss

If you're looking for practical, straight-talking advice on getting things right, look no further.Being the Best Man For Dummies is a perfect one-stop guide to being the ideal best man. This newly updated edition includes:Advice on organising the stag night (or weekend), including a guide to the best destinations, activities, and organisers, with contact information.An outline of your wedding day responsibilities (in the morning, at the church, during the reception, and all points in between) plus tips on how not to screw things up.A guide to writing a delivering a great speech, including opening lines, jokes, quotes, and more.Ten wedding-day nightmare scenarios to avoid.Guidance on how to dress to impress.All that in one convenient package that also doubles as a terrific prop for the reception speech.

Being A Writer: A Community of Writers Revisited

by Peter Elbow Patricia Belanoff

Being A Writer is a brief rhetoric that explores writing processes with an emphasis on their variety; invention, with an emphasis on its playfulness; revision as a technique of invention; collaboration as a means of revision; and personal engagement in academic writing, from literary analysis to argument.

The Belgian Army in World War I

by Patrice Courcelle Ronald Pawly

While small in numbers, the Belgian Army played a vital role in World War I (1939-1945) that is often overlooked. Germany's invasion of neutral Belgium, which led Britain to declare war in August 1914, should have been swift and fierce yet the unexpected heroic defense, against great odds, of Belgian fortresses, frustrated the German Schlieffen Plan for a thrust to Paris and a lightning victory. The plucky Belgian resistance proved successful in buying time for French and British troops to mobilize and report to the front, where the Belgians would then go on to fight, stubbornly defending the northern end of the Allied trench line for the rest of the war. Discover the story of this determined Army, from their organization and commanders, to their uniforms and equipment. The only main combatant army of World War I not previously covered by Osprey, this volume will be an important addition to any enthusiast's collection, accompanied by detailed artwork and archive photographs.

Belgium - Culture Smart!

by Mandy Macdonald

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include* customs, values, and traditions* historical, religious, and political background* life at home* leisure, social, and cultural life* eating and drinking* dos, don'ts, and taboos* business practices* communication, spoken and unspoken"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer"...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times

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