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Medical Ethics in Clinical Practice

by Matjaž Zwitter

This book discusses medicine from an ethical perspective, whereas books on medical ethics more commonly present ethics from a bio-medical standpoint. The book is divided into 23 chapters. The introductory chapters present some basic concepts of medical ethics, such as the relation between the legal system and ethics, ethical documents, ethical theories, and ethical analysis. The following chapters address issues of importance in all fields of medicine: respecting autonomy, communication, relations within a healthcare team, professional malpractice, limited resources, and the portrait of a physician. In turn, the third part of the book focuses on ethical aspects in a broad range of medical activities – preventive medicine, human reproduction, genetics, pediatrics, intensive care, palliative medicine, clinical research, unproven methods in diagnostics and treatment, and the role of physicians who aren’t directly responsible for patient care. The last part presents students’ seminars with case stories. The book offers a valuable resource for physicians of all specialties, students of medicine, professionals, and students from other fields devoted to human health, journalists, and general readers with an interest in medicine.

Sensory Neuroscience: Four Laws of Psychophysics

by Jozef J. Zwislocki

Sensory Neuroscience: Four Laws of Psychophysics organizes part of psychophysics -- a science of quantitative relationships between human sensations and the stimuli that evoke them. Although psychophysics belongs to sensory neuroscience, and is coupled to neurophysiology, it has also branched out to various specialized disciplines, including the disciplines of vision and hearing, ophthalmology, optometry, otology, and audiology. Due to this diversification and fragmentation, psychophysics has had an ad-hoc, phenomenological orientation. Besides Weber's law of differential sensitivity, and the still-controversial Stevens' power law, it has lacked a systematic grid of scientific laws. Sensory Neuroscience: Four Laws of Psychophysics provides valid unifying principles and systematic applications for this otherwise fragmented precursor of experimental psychology, and defines four multisensory relationships of substantial generality between sensations and the underlying stimulus variables. This book will be particularly useful to auditory researchers, experimental psychologists, and behavioral neuroscientists.

Global Marketplace for Private Health Insurance: Strength in Numbers

by Peter Zweifel Onno P. Schellekens Alexander S. Preker

Financial protection against the cost of illness and inclusion of vulnerable groups - will require better mobilization and use of private means. Private voluntary health insurance already plays an important role in mobilizing additional resources to the health sector and protecting against the catastrophic cost of illness in some countries. This review explores the context under which private voluntary health insurance could contribute to an improvement in the sustainability of the health sector and financial protection in other countries.

A dieta para o câncer de cólon

by Gisele Zuvanov Dr Christopher Maloney N. D.

Você ou um ente querido tem o diagnóstico de câncer de cólon? Você sabia que mudar a sua alimentação, diminuiu o risco de morrer mesmo depois de ter sido diagnosticado? Quando você terminar de ler este livro, quero que seja capaz de me dizer em um minuto ou menos, o como deve comer, como se exercitar e como tomar suplementos para diminuir sua chance de morrer de câncer de cólon depois de diagnosticado. Se puder fazer isso, por favor o faça por escrito nos comentários do livro e na minha página da internet para que eu e todo mundo leia. Quando eu recebi o diagnóstico de câncer de cólon, pesquisei o que poderia fazer e não encontrei as respostas que queria. Encontrei as melhores respostas disponíveis na literatura médica. O fato de ser um médico naturopata me ajudou nisso. Eu tenho muito conhecimento sobre os tratamentos convencionais e os alternativos. Além disso consigo ler em "medicalês" e passar para o leitor em uma linguagem mais clara. É terrível ter que encarar nossa situação atual, mas temos opções e este livro é a minha maneira de te dar direção e esperença.

I’ll Never Have Sex With You Again!

by Irene Zutell

FORGET EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT CHILDBIRTH. THIS IS REALITY, WITH BELLY LAUGHS. "I'll Never Have Sex with You Again!" chronicles birthin' babies like nothing ever before. Told by moms, dads, OB/GYNS, labor nurses and the people next door, its stories give new meaning to the phrase "up close and personal." And many celebrities -- from Nikki Sixx to Faith Hill, Lucy Lawless to Phyllis Diller, Erin Brockovich to Peggy Noonan -- let down their guard and prove that the delivery room is definitely a no-spin zone. Read all about the birthing mom who watches helplessly as a sexy labor nurse tries to seduce her husband. The mother-in-law/M. D. wanna-be who seizes the forceps and orders the doctor to get the show on the road! The new dad who suffers a concussion during a crib-assembly mishap and first glimpses his infant as he's being wheeled into the emergency room. The woman who had to be knocked out cold by a baseball to discover she was pregnant. The dad who misses his daughter's birth when he runs home to change into a suit and tie. The woman in labor who discovers an old flame will administer her epidural, and opts to tough it out -- sans anesthesia! Heartwarming and hilarious, these 100-plus stories will thrill moms, mothers-to-be or anyone even thinking about having a baby.

Malaria in Colonial South Asia: Uncoupling Disease and Destitution

by Sheila Zurbrigg

This book highlights the role of acute hunger in malaria lethality in colonial South Asia and investigates how this understanding came to be lost in modern medical, epidemic, and historiographic thought. Using the case studies of colonial Punjab, Sri Lanka, and Bengal, it traces the loss of fundamental concepts and language of hunger in the inter-war period with the reductive application of the new specialisms of nutritional science and immunology, and a parallel loss of the distinction between infection (transmission) and morbid disease. The study locates the final demise of the ‘Human Factor’ (hunger) in malaria history within pre- and early post-WW2 international health institutions – the International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation and the nascent WHO’s Expert Committee on Malaria. It examines the implications of this epistemic shift for interpreting South Asian health history, and reclaims a broader understanding of common endemic infection (endemiology) as a prime driver, in the context of subsistence precarity, of epidemic mortality history and demographic change. This book will be useful to scholars and researchers of public health, social medicine and social epidemiology, imperial history, epidemic and demographic history, history of medicine, medical sociology, and sociology.

From Anxiety to Love: A Radical New Approach for Letting Go of Fear and Finding Lasting Peace

by Corinne Zupko

Get Ready for Unstoppable Inner Peace Author Corinne Zupko undertook her study of psychology out of necessity when debilitating anxiety threatened to derail her life. Seeking ways to do more than temporarily alleviate her symptoms, Corinne began to study A Course in Miracles (ACIM), mindfulness meditation, and the latest therapeutic approaches for treating anxiety. In From Anxiety to Love, she shares what she learned and gently guides you through the process, helping you undo anxiety-based thinking and fostering mindful shifts in your thoughts and actions. Whether struggling with everyday stress or near-crippling discomfort, you will find that Corinne’s approach offers a new way of healing from — rather than just coping with — fear and anxiety.

1917. Traición y revolución

by Juan Miguel Zunzunegui

Una historia del amor separado por las ideologías y la única revolución que nunca ha triunfado. Europa se desangra en la Primera Guerra Mundial, millones de cadáveres rusos y alemanes yacen en el frente oriental, mientras los poderosos se reparten el mundo. Desde Londres hasta Constantinopla, y de San Petersburgo a Berlín, los ejércitos, espías, revolucionarios y agentes secretos destruyen los antiguos imperios y forjan los cimientos de un nuevo mundo. En medio de la guerra de Europa y de la revolución soviética, el misterioso agente norteamericano John Mann investiga la trama de toda una conspiración que involucra la muerte del misterioso Rasputín, la caída del Zar, las maquinaciones de Stalin y las estrategias de Trotsky, el reparto de Medio Oriente, a los árabes y turcos, a los bolcheviques y alemanes, y al arma más poderosa del Kaiser en su guerra contra el Imperio Ruso: Vladimir Lenin. La historia quecomienza en 1917 termina el 9 de noviembre de 1989 con la caída del Muro de Berlín. Anastasia y Konstantin, dos sobrevivientes de la revolución soviética, separados por el muro, narran su versión de los hechos mientras buscan reencontrarse. Una historia del amor separado por las ideologías, de los eternos sueños frustrados de la humanidad, y de la única revolución que nunca ha triunfado.

Spooky Kids (Strange But True Tales)

by Allan Zullo Bruce M. Nash

These amazing true stories are about real kids who have saved lives, discovered missing persons, predicted disasters, and more through dreams and extrasensory powers.

Totally Haunted Kids: True Ghost Stories

by Allan Zullo Bruce M. Nash

Nine true ghost stories that have happened to real teens.

The Haunted Graveyard and Other True Ghost Stories

by Allan Zullo

Ten stories, taken from the files of noted ghost hunters, describing hauntings of everything from caves to big city apartments.

The 5 Skinny Habits: How Ancient Wisdom Can Help You Lose Weight and Change Your Life FOREVER

by David Zulberg

<p>In his own personal weight-loss struggle, David Zulberg turned to the forgotten wisdom of the ancients—Maimonides, Aristotle, Hippocrates, Galen, and even Benjamin Franklin—to find consensus on ideal nutrition for optimum physical and emotional health. <p>After 10 years of studying volume upon volume, Zulberg distilled the teachings of humanity's greatest doctors and philosophers—what he calls the Master Physicians—and discovered something amazing: Ancient doctors already knew what today's medical findings are rediscovering about what's best for human health, weight loss, disease prevention, and psychological well-being. <p>On The 5 Skinny Habits diet plan, you'll harness the best of both worlds—the ancient and the modern—for long-term success.The 5 Skinny Habits explains the ancient understanding of health and its application to our lives in the 21st century with its supersize proportions. <p>There are no forbidden foods or food groups, and you can even enjoy a glass of wine with dinner. Through a close study of ancient sources written by the Master Physicians, Zulberg integrates the spiritual, emotional, and physical components of health and weight loss. <p>Habit changes are at the core of the program. <p>With an easy five-step plan, Zulberg tells readers how to incorporate one habit each week for 5 weeks to achieve a healthier life. <p>His five steps streamline and simplify the process of becoming fit, ensuring that change is made for good. <p>A simple diet diary with positive affirmations and mindfulness makes self-monitoring an effective and enjoyable part of the discovery. <p>By the end of the journey, readers have incorporated the habits into their routines so completely that they are no longer "dieting" but simply living a healthier life.

Spiritual Partnership

by Gary Zukav

This book is about our new relationships. A new and surprising world is emerging that requires each of us to explore the sources of our love and cultivate them and the inner sources of all that prevents us from loving (our fears) and heal them. Our evolution has taken a new path, and our relationships are changing in unexpected and dramatic ways. We are evolving beyond the limits of our five senses and encountering more expanded experiences of ourselves and our world than were previously possible. Where once our perception was confined to what we see, hear, taste, touch, and smell, we are now increasingly able to access data that these senses cannot detect. This expanded perception is forever altering our experiences of ourselves, our world, and our relationships. Our evolution now presents us at each moment with a profound choice: we can pretend that our lives and the world are not changing and continue to relate to one another as before, or we can use our relationships to transform ourselves into authentically powerful, loving individuals.In Spiritual Partnership, bestselling author Gary Zukav reveals a profound new relationship dynamic that enables us to reach our full potential and create authentic power--the fulfilling and joyful life that is calling to us all. Spiritual partnerships are not only for couples in marriage; they can be created anywhere two or more individuals decide to engage as equals for the purpose of spiritual development.Filled with poignant examples and practical guidance, including specific guidelines, Spiritual Partnership empowers and enables us to explore our emotions, our intentions, our choices, and our intuition and to use them to create profound spiritual growth. The world is changing around us and within us, and Spiritual Partnership is the road map to that change.

Spiritual Partnership

by Gary Zukav

This book is about our new relationships. A new and surprising world is emerging that requires each of us to explore the sources of our love and cultivate them and the inner sources of all that prevents us from loving (our fears) and heal them. Our evolution has taken a new path, and our relationships are changing in unexpected and dramatic ways. We are evolving beyond the limits of our five senses and encountering more expanded experiences of ourselves and our world than were previously possible. Where once our perception was confined to what we see, hear, taste, touch, and smell, we are now increasingly able to access data that these senses cannot detect. This expanded perception is forever altering our experiences of ourselves, our world, and our relationships. Our evolution now presents us at each moment with a profound choice: we can pretend that our lives and the world are not changing and continue to relate to one another as before, or we can use our relationships to transform ourselves into authentically powerful, loving individuals. In Spiritual Partnership, bestselling author Gary Zukav reveals a profound new relationship dynamic that enables us to reach our full potential and create authentic power-the fulfilling and joyful life that is calling to us all. Spiritual partnerships are not only for couples in marriage; they can be created anywhere two or more individuals decide to engage as equals for the purpose of spiritual development. Filled with poignant examples and practical guidance, including specific guidelines, Spiritual Partnership empowers and enables us to explore our emotions, our intentions, our choices, and our intuition and to use them to create profound spiritual growth. The world is changing around us and within us, and Spiritual Partnership is the road map to that change.

Jejum Intermitente: Tudo o que precisa de saber para perder peso e ter uma vida

by M. A. Zuculo Eden Keller

Se existisse um plano alimentar que possibilitasse queimar mais gordura, aumentar a massa magra e aproveitar os benefícios de uma vida mais saudável, mais longa e mais produtiva, você gostaria de saber mais sobre ele? Então é o livro que você estava esperando. O motivo pelo qual a maioria das dietas não funciona não é porque comemos os alimentos errados, mas por não mantermos nosso plano alimentar por um longo período. Não é um problema nutricional ou alimentar, é um problema de mudança de comportamento. Em minha opinião, a facilidade e simplicidade do jejum intermitente é a melhor justificativa para você experimentar fazê-lo. Você vai descobrir que ele proporciona uma grande variedade de benefícios para a saúde, sem grandes mudanças no seu estilo de vida. Se você está disposto a fazer isso e ver resultados extraordinários e rápidos, este livro é para você! Quando você jejua de maneira intermitente, o seu corpo se habitua a uma ingestão menor de calorias durante a semana e, como resultado, ocorrem mudanças no seu metabolismo. Geralmente, o seu corpo usa os carboidratos extras como principal fonte de energia, reservando os depósitos de gorduras para casos de emergência, mas quando você jejua, o seu corpo muda este mecanismo e as gorduras passam a ser a principal fonte de combustível, fazendo com que aqueles temíveis estoques adiposos sejam usados. E ao jejuar em dias alternados, o seu corpo está preparado para continuar o processo de queima de gordura lentamente. Com isso, depois de algumas semanas fazendo o jejum intermitente, as pessoas já começam a perceber resultados excelentes, até mesmo naquelas gordurinhas persistentes da barriga graças a um jejum regular e controlado. Aqui está uma amostra do que você vai aprender. •Capítulo 1 - O que é Jejum Intermitente e como ele funciona? •Capítulo 2 - Como você pode adaptar o Jejum Intermitente

Clinician's Thesaurus (Seventh Edition)

by Edward L. Zuckerman

With over 350,000 in print, the Clinician's Thesaurus is an indispensable practitioner resource and course text. It presents thousands of standard words, phrases, clinical tips, and interview questions to help practitioners conduct thorough assessments, accurately describe nearly any clinical situation, and shape clinical observations into effective reports. Finding exactly the right terminology can save hours of paperwork time and improve the quality of documentation. Structured to follow the sequence of a mental health evaluation, the book includes report formats, treatment planning pointers, all DSM-IV-TR and ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes, and much more--all in a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding. New to This Edition *References, resources, and diagnostic and treatment information are thoroughly updated. *Additional clinical problems: reactive attachment disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and varieties of violent behaviors. *Sections on strengths assessment and ethical considerations in report writing. *More online resources, including where to obtain free assessment measures and scales. See also The Paper Office for the Digital Age, Fifth Edition, by Edward L. Zuckerman and Keely Kolmes, which provides the essential recordkeeping and risk-reduction tools that every psychotherapy practice needs.

The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss

by Tanya Zuckerbrot

A top nutritionist reveals the secret to permanent weight loss. To help her busy clients ditch the fad diets,Tanya Zuckerbrot spent more than a decade designing a healthful, delicious, sustainable diet that sheds pounds, boosts energy, lowers cholesterol, and reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes. The F-Factor Diet presents a fresh take on eating high-fiber carbs, and reveals the secrets to satisfying meals and lasting weight loss, including: - A simple three-stage program - A wide array of food choices - More than 75 delicious recipes-from appetizers through desserts-and a complete set of guidelines for those who don't want to cook - Journal pages and helpful hints to keep dieters on track

The Miracle Carb Diet: Make Calories and Fat Disappear--with Fiber!

by Tanya Zuckerbrot

Eat More. Weigh Less. Live Longer.Celebrated nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot knows that when it comes to losing weight, addition is better than subtraction. Her secret? Add the Miracle Carb to your diet so you don't need to subtract delicious, satisfying foods.The Miracle Carb is dietary fiber, and chances are you don't get the recommended daily requirement, even if you're eating a healthy diet. Tanya introduced the world to fiber with the F-Factor Diet, and thousands of people have lost countless pounds, improved chronic conditions like diabetes, and gained more energy and vigor for living. And they did it all without sacrificing their lifestyles or the foods and drinks they love.With The Miracle Carb Diet, Tanya is making it easy for you to jump right into living life the F-Factor way. This not just an eating plan; it is a simple and effective action plan for achieving your best self without disrupting your best life. Tanya's here to help you lose weight fast, and then keep it off!You'll discover:- The four easy stages of the Miracle Carb Diet-you could lose up to 12 pounds in the first month!- Suggested fiber-rich foods and menu plans ideal for each stage, plus recommendations for eating out and enjoying cocktails from day one.- More than 100 original recipes and shopping lists and templates for journaling for better results.- Tanya's inspiring anecdotes, case studies, and tool kits for defense against specific food cravings and obstacles, plus super sidebars, tips, tricks, and more to help motivate and inform.The Miracle Carb Diet is a life-changing plan that's enjoyable, flexible, and doable, based on Zuckerbrot's extensive clinical experience as well as her in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge food and nutrition science. So go ahead and raise a glass to the Miracle Carb Diet (yes, you can enjoy that wine guilt-free) and celebrate the miracle of fiber that lets you eat more, weigh less, and even add years to your life.

Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late

by Martin Zucker Stephen T. Sinatra James C. Roberts

While most books focus solely on the role of cholesterol in heart disease, "Reverse Heart Disease Now "draws on new research that points to the surprising other causes. Two leading cardiologists draw on their collective fifty years of clinical cardiology research to show you how to combine the benefits of modern medicine, over-the-counter vitamins and supplements, and simple lifestyle changes to have a healthy heart.

Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?

by Martin Zucker Stephen T. Sinatra Clinton Ober

The solution for chronic inflammation, regarded as the cause of most common modern diseases, has been identified! And it is not blueberries. It is something right beneath our feet-the Earth itself! Throughout most of evolution humans walked barefoot and slept on the ground, largely oblivious that the surface of the Earth contains limitless healing energy. Science has discovered this energy as free-flowing electrons constantly replenished by solar radiation and lightning. Few people know it, but the ground provides a subtle electric signal that maintains health and governs the intricate mechanisms that make our bodies work-just like plugging a lamp into a power socket makes it light up. Modern lifestyle, including the widespread use of insulative rubber or plastic-soled shoes, has disconnected us from this energy and, of course, we no longer sleep on the ground as we did in times past. Earthing introduces the planet's powerful, amazing, and overlooked natural healing energy and how people anywhere can readily connect to it. This eye-opening book describes how the physical disconnect with the Earth creates abnormal physiology and contributes to inflammation, pain, fatigue, stress, and poor sleep. By reconnecting to the Earth, symptoms are rapidly relieved and even eliminated and recovery from surgery, injury, and athletic overexertion is accelerated. This never-before-told story-filled with fascinating research and real-life testimonials- chronicles a discovery with the potential to create a global health revolution.

Natural Hormone Balance for Women

by Martin Zucker Uzzi Reiss

A pioneering gynecologist and antiaging specialist with a successful Beverly Hills practice, Dr. Uzzi Reiss shows the way for women who want to turn back the effects of time through natural hormone therapy, but who wonder: is it safe? Does it work? Is hormone therapy right for me? NATURAL HORMONE BALANCE for Women is Dr. Reiss's breakthrough, step-by-step program for women who want to take control of their lives by restoring hormonal balance. This revolutionary, commonsense natural hormone replacement program is designed to meet the individual needs of most women looking to rejuvenate body and mind -- and offers astounding benefits for women of all ages: More energy and stamina * Improved memory * Healthier, more youthful skin * Balanced moods * Less depression and anxiety * Stabilization of weight and more muscle definition * Better sleep patterns * PMS and menopausal symptoms reduced or eliminated * Enhanced sexuality Dr. Reiss takes the confusion out of the medical information you need to know. In clear, nontechnical language, he thoroughly explains: the important difference between standard chemical hormone prescriptions and natural hormone replacements which hormone replacements are best for you and how to adjust them to your maximum individual benefit how to take hormones without worry how to choose the most effective hormonal gel, cream, pill, or sublingual drops, and when to use them. Dr. Reiss has helped thousands of women transform their lives by achieving natural hormone balance. Now you can tap into the replenishing "fountain of youthfulness" that is not only essential for better life, but easier and safer to achieve than ever before.

Dream Decoder: Interpret Your Unconscious and Understand Your Deepest Desires, Fears, and Hidden Emotions

by Jonny Zucker Dr Fiona Zucker

What does it mean when you dream about flying? What do the colors in our dreams mean? What does it mean when there are trees or flowers in our dreams? Dr. Fiona Zucker and Jonny Zucker set out in this comprehensive Dream Decoder the answers to all of your questions about your dreams. The chapters unveil the secrets of many aspects of dreaming, including:Life and deathForces of natureDreaming in greenPeople and placesAnimalsEveryday itemsTravelActions and situationsThe human bodyAnd many more!Along with the interpretations of these symbols, the authors also include information on keeping a dream diary, how to prepare for dreaming, how dream catchers work, and how to have and deal with lucid dreams. With Dream Decoder, you will never have to wonder about your dreams again!

Beating Depression: Teens Find Light at the End of the Tunnel

by Faye Zucker Joan E. Huebl

Like the magazine, the book series will focus on: - The relationship between positive health behaviors and the prevention of illness and disease - The interrelationship of mental, emotional and physical health - Interpersonal and effective conflict resolution skills; appreciation of diverse perspectives and individual needs - The impact of family as a system Curriculum Standards: Grades 7-12 Health Education Standards - Explain the relationship between positive health behaviors and the prevention of injury/illness - Describe interrelationship of mental, emotional, social, physical health during adolescence - Describe how family and peers influence the health of adolescents. Grades 7-12 Consumer Science Standards Consumer Science and Education - Analyze the impact of family as a system on individuals and society - Demonstrate appreciation for diverse perspectives and needs of individuals and families Interpersonal Relationships - Demonstrate respectful relationships in the family, workplace, & community - Analyze functions and expectations of various types of relationships - Evaluate effective conflict prevention and management techniques - Demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills in the family, workplace, community Character Development and Ethics - Describe appropriate character traits, social skills needed for home, school, community - Describe how personal ethics influence decision-making

Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children

by Bonnie Zucker

Anxiety-Free Kids (2nd ed.) offers parents strategies that help children become happy and worry free, methods that relieve a child's excessive anxieties and phobias, and tools for fostering interaction and family-oriented solutions. Using a unique companion approach that offers two books in one-a practical, reader-friendly book for parents and a fun workbook for kids-this solutions-oriented guide utilizes the cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy and integrates the parent in the child's self-help process. Research has shown that if left untreated, children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, to have less-developed social skills, and to be more vulnerable to substance abuse. Covering the six most commonly occurring anxiety disorders-generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, specific phobias, social phobias, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder-this book gives kids and parents successful strategies for achieving relaxation, conquering worries, challenging faulty thinking patterns, developing positive self-talk, and facing one's fears.

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