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Breakup Girl is the only superhero whose mission it is to fight crimes of the heart, stop dating indignities, and help you get your stuff back. No matter where you are in a relationship, Breakup Girl to the Rescue! guides you through that big, messy thing called love. Lynn Harris uses her knowing voice and generous humor -- with real letters sent to her hugely popular Web site, BreakupGirl. com -- to ease readers through either side of a breakup, the dating life, and the rough spots of relationships. Topics include Dropping the Bomb, Relapses vs. Reunions, From Friends to Lovers, How to Lose Your Baggage, and The Curse of "The Nice Guy".
A brief but careful history of the period.
An idyllic cottage. An unlikely suicide. A conspiracy that could blow the lid off the Department of Justice.Three months ago Quinn Harlowe left the high-pressure hallways of the Justice Department to become an independent consultant and have more control over her life-maybe even have a life. But the nirvana of her new gig is short-lived when Quinn discovers her friend and former colleague Alicia Morrow dead outside Quinn's bayside cottage. Suicide? Quinn is doubtful.Investigating on her own, she soon discovers that someone is following her every move. Huck McCabe claims he's a bodyguard at Breakwater, a high-security compound near Quinn's cottage. But Quinn suspects he's lying, never imagining the truth: McCabe is an undercover agent trying to penetrate a violent network of vigilantes-the same people Quinn has identified. Joined by a common goal, Quinn and McCabe must fight the bastion of law and order...a fight they know could lead to disaster.
An abandoned baby, a glorious old Newport mansion, and awakening romance swirl the glittering waters of Breakwater Bay . . . Preservationist Meri Hollis loves her latest project, restoring one of Newport's forgotten Gilded Age mansions. And with summer approaching, she'll be able to spend more time with her grandmother on the Rhode Island shore. She has a great job, a loving family, and she's pretty sure her boyfriend is going to propose on her thirtieth birthday.But everything Meri believes about family, happiness, truth, and love is shattered when her family's darkest secret is exposed. Thirty years before, Meri's neighbor and friend, Alden Corrigan, took his father's dinghy out to fish. In a sudden storm, he rushed to help a woman stranded on the breakwater. She was just a girl . . . a very pregnant girl who disappeared soon after they reached safety--but not before she left behind a special gift. Now that the truth is out, life will change for everyone in Breakwater Bay, and Meri and Alden will have to make decisions that could ensure their future together . . . or separate them for good.
Like a latter-day Gregor Samsa, Professor David Kepesh wakes up one morning to find that he has been transformed. But where Kafka's protagonist turned into a giant beetle, the narrator of Philip Roth's richly conceived fantasy has become a 155-pound female breast. What follows is a deliriously funny yet touching exploration of the full implications of Kepesh's metamorphosis--a daring, heretical book that brings us face to face with the intrinsic strangeness of sex and subjectivity.
Worldwide, breast cancer is by far the most common cancer amongst women, with an incidence rate more than twice that of colorectal cancer and cervical cancer and about three times that of lung cancer. Whilst screening programmes have improved detection, this disease still places a very high burden on healthcare services worldwide. Over the last two decades, improved public awareness, the implementation of population screening by mammography, and the development of new technology for diagnosis have transformed the care of patients with breast cancer. In this volume, recognized experts discuss key current issues in the diagnosis and management of breast disease. The development and application of new diagnostic techniques is described as well as the use of sophisticated drugs for more effective treatment. Complex contentious topics including risk factors, borderline lesions, professional performance and quality assurance are thoroughly explored by an expert multidisciplinary team.
"This book is a fine resource for every doctor, patient, and family who has to confront the reality of breast cancer."--Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., Author of Love, Medicine, and MiraclesAttitudes about breast cancer diagnosis are changing, and women and their families are becoming more assertive about managing their disease. They know that more choices are available now than ever before, and they are willing to make them. This book encourages you to take control. Cathy Hitchcock and Steve Austin, N.D., have written a book for women who are ready to actively participate in their diagnosis and treatment. A husband and wife team, Hitchcock and Austin walk you step-by-step through each part of diagnosis, treatment (both conventional and alternative), and prevention (including prevention of a recurrence). With the help of a flow chart, they examine different diagnosis options. They also suggest questions to ask your doctor and offer checklists, summaries, and overviews. Interwoven with all this information, Cathy shares her personal story as a breast cancer survivor. She describes her ordeal upon discovering the lump and the transitions she has gone through to live with the diagnosis in a life-affirming way. Unlike many other breast cancer patients, Cathy didn't simply accept the choices offered by medical doctors. Instead, with the help of her husband, she studied the research and made her own decisions about conventional and alternative treatments.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The theory of the sick lobe states that breast carcinoma is a lobar disease developing most often within a single lobe, meaning that, at an early stage, breast carcinoma occupies a limited, anatomically well-defined portion of the breast. This theory unites observed patterns from the genetic, developmental and morphological perspectives, into an overall concept. Breast Cancer: A Lobar Disease, presents this hypothesis and its consequences. The body of evidence, pro and contra, generated in recent years will be presented in this volume. The chapters, all authored by leading experts in their respective areas, gather evidence from the perspectives of epidemiology, genetics, radiology, anatomy, developmental biology, morphology, endoscopy, ultrasound and therapeutics to give the reader a full picture of recent developments regarding the sick lobe hypothesis. Tibor Tot, MD PhD is Head of the Pathology and Clinical Cytology Department at the Central Hospital of Falun, in Sweden; breast cancer expert of the National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden; and regular Course Director of the breast pathology program, the official educational program for Swedish residents in clinical pathology, oncology, radiology and surgery.
all aspects of breast cancer covered here, discovery, treatmentt, surgeries of all types, frank patients opinions of cancer treatment, and at the end of the book is a list of resources to help all cancer patients. A must read for all women, and families dealing with breast cancer.
Today, more breast cancer treatment options are available than ever before. But how can you determine the course of action that is right for YOU? Breast Cancer: Beyond Convention is the only single resource that lays out all of the traditional and alternative approaches available today. Assembling a "dream team" of breast cancer experts, the editors of this truly groundbreaking guide encourage readers to work with their practitioners as they consider a variety of approaches, all explained in clear, nontechnical language. Readers will discover how to find the right caregiver and how to best complement conventional medical treatment with alternative medicine how to be "healed" without necessarily being "cured" how to incorporate traditional Chinese medicine -- including herbs, qigong, and acupuncture the right diet to choose, no matter the form of treatment; the importance of soy products; plus fifteen delicious recipes to sample the best vitamins, minerals, and natural foods, and the specific benefits -- and possible dangers -- of each the merits of spiritual treatments, from meditation and directed prayer to the powerful mystery of the "will to live." The guide features an encyclopedic appendix of websites, and lists of national support organizations, care centers, recommended audiotapes, CDs, and books -- making this the single source to help patients take control of their treatment, assuage their fears, and get them on the road to healing. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program at the University of California, San Francisco
At age 42, Barbara L. Gordon was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. Two years later, it appeared that the cancer had metastasized. Along with her oncologist and other experts, Gordon has written the book that she wished she had as she faced late-stage breast cancer and the prospect of dying from the disease. Filled with information and advice, and designed to enable informed decisions and improved quality of life, this comprehensive guide gathers in one place authoritative medical information about recurrence and late-stage breast cancer, and it addresses the practical, emotional, spiritual, and interpersonal aspects of dying and death. This indispensable book aids those diagnosed with recurrent or late-stage breast cancer, those wanting to reduce the chance of a recurrence, and those with other types of late-stage cancer. It is also a valuable resource for healthcare professionals, friends, and family members. Topics covered include * Types of recurrence, their symptoms, and ways of minimizing the chance of a recurrence * Diagnostic tests, potential surgeries, and treatments to manage late-stage cancer * Getting the best care, evaluating complementary therapies, and alleviating pain and depression * Cessation of treatment and what one may experience as the disease progresses * End-of-life issues including dealing with financial and legal matters, communicating with loved ones and hospice workers, and planning memorial services Breast Cancer Recurrence and Advanced Disease includes a glossary of medical terms, appendices on nutrition and integrative health centers, and links to current Web sites addressing matters such as clinical trials, patients' rights, and medical expenses.
From the bestselling Baby Whisperer franchise, a concise, detailed, reassuring guide to feeding your newborn -available exclusively as a $1.99 eBook.
Scientists & clinicians now agree that diet is one of the most important lifestyle factors when it comes to reducing the risk of breast cancer. Here are the foods & supplements that have been proven to act against breast cancer, synthesized into a complete eating program. Takes the healthy ingredients of the breast cancer diet & creates 172 new mouthwatering, easy-to-prepare recipes. Also offers tips on converting recipes to help fight prostate cancer, allowing husband & wife to support each other in their battle to reduce the risk of cancer. Featuring menus for Asian, Mediterranean, & New Amer. flavors, these sections are further divided into breakfast, lunch, dinner, & dessert items. The entire family can now enjoy a delectable, disease-fighting meal.
This comprehensive manual on breast disease deals with all aspects of the surgical management of both benign and malignant disease. The chapters are written by leading experts, clearly illustrated with line drawings, clinical photos and diagnostic radiology images. Breast Surgery is divided into sections following the patterns of patient management from diagnosis through treatment and reconstruction. Part One, "Fundamentals", addresses common aspects of working with breast cancer patients and understanding the members of the breast cancer team. Part Two is an overview of "Biologic Principles". Parts Three, Four, and Five review "The Initial Evaluation", "Common Presenting Problems", and "Diagnostic Techniques". Part Six, an overview of breast cancer treatment, includes chapters on "Breast Cancer Staging", "Introduction to Gene Expression Profiling", and "Psychological Issues". Part's Seven through Twelve deal with important aspects of breast surgery and interdisciplinary care including pathology, medical oncology, and radiation oncology, with several chapters on neoadjuvant therapy and partial breast irradiation. Part Thirteen includes many chapters on followup of the breast cancer survivor, including late changes on physical exam and imaging, local recurrence, and treating metastatic disease. Though not intended to replace a text reference, Breast Surgical Disease and Interdisciplinary Management offers a comprehensive guide to provide practical advice for those seeking concise, expert input that can be quickly accessed on multiple topics associated with the care of the breast cancer patient.
The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child--from Birth Through Weaningby William Sears Martha Sears
From North Americas foremost baby and childcare experts, the newest addition to the bestselling Sears Parenting Library--the new breastfeeding bible for nursing mothers. In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in breastfeeding. Yet first-time mothers often lack the support and the knowledge they need. Many of the available books fail to address the practical challenges that confront many women (especially women who work outside the home) when they choose to breastfeed. For these women, The Breastfeeding Book is a godsend with comprehensive, reassuring, authoritative information on: how to get started, increasing your milk supply, breastfeeding in absentia, and making sure that your nursing baby gets the nutrition he/she needs. Taking a realistic, contemporary approach, the Searses bring an age-old practice completely up to date.
You know breastfeeding sucks when. . . Your breast pump starts to resemble a medieval torture device Your latest scent is eau de' cabbage leaves Your breasts rival Old Faithful as a must-see attraction If you need to latch on to something with your free hand while your little miracle is latched on to you, thenBreastfeeding Sucksis the book for you. Inside, Joanne Kimes covers: How to prepare for breastfeeding before the birth Physical and emotional challenges that face both you and your little leech#151;er, infant Nursing in public and pumping at the office without feeling like a freak-show attraction Weaning that little tot before his eighth birthday In the hilarious, real-mom style that madePregnancy Sucksa hit, Kimes lays it all out. She gives as much mitigating advice as she can muster to reduce the nipple pain, engorgement, fatique, and frustration that come with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding Sucksis the only book you need on the long road to sippy cups.
A 2012 New York Times Notable Book A 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Award Winner in the Science & Technology category An engaging narrative about an incredible, life-giving organ and its imperiled modern fate. Did you know that breast milk contains substances similar to cannabis? Or that it's sold on the Internet for 262 times the price of oil? Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. But in the modern world, the breast is changing. Breasts are getting bigger, arriving earlier, and attracting newfangled chemicals. Increasingly, the odds are stacked against us in the struggle with breast cancer, even among men. What makes breasts so mercurial--and so vulnerable? In this informative and highly entertaining account, intrepid science reporter Florence Williams sets out to uncover the latest scientific findings from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medicine. Her investigation follows the life cycle of the breast from puberty to pregnancy to menopause, taking her from a plastic surgeon's office where she learns about the importance of cup size in Texas to the laboratory where she discovers the presence of environmental toxins in her own breast milk. The result is a fascinating exploration of where breasts came from, where they have ended up, and what we can do to save them.
Salz is a boy afflicted with a strange disease -- he coughs and coughs and cannot catch his breath. The only way he can stay alive is by doing things that make him an outcast: joining a coven, throwing himself into a handstand when the fits overtake him, avoiding the ale that his brothers and all the townspeople drink. Salz lives in a time of superstition and fear, in the medieval town of Hameln. This summer his bare-bones existence has been more fearsome than ever. Salz's father and brothers are affected by horrifying fits. The rest of the townspeople are gripped by a plague of madness. And the entire town is visited by a pestilence of rats -- rats that crawl in their soup bowls, swarm in their sick beds, jump into their babies' cradles. Only Salz remains unaffected. But is that because he is innocent? Or is he the devil himself? Only Donna Jo Napoli can conjure a world like this -- so real that readers will fill their lungs with the fetid air of Hameln with every breath they take.
Always a poet of memory and invention, Philip Levine looks back at his own life as well as the adventures of his ancestors, his relatives, and his friends, and at their rites of passage into an America of victories and betrayals. He transports us back to the street where he was born "early in the final industrial century" to help us envision an America he's known from the 1930s to the present. His subjects include his brothers, a great-uncle who gave up on America and returned to czarist Russia, a father who survived unspeakable losses, the artists and musicians who inspired him, and fellow workers at the factory who shared the best and worst of his coming of age. Throughout the collection Levine rejoices in song-Dinah Washington wailing from a jukebox in midtown Manhattan; Della Daubien hymning on the crosstown streetcar; Max Roach and Clifford Brown at a forgotten Detroit jazz palace; the prayers offered to God by an immigrant uncle dreaming of the Judean hills; the hoarse notes of a factory worker who, completing another late shift, serenades the sleeping streets. Like all of Levine's poems, these are a testament to the durability of love, the strength of the human spirit, the persistence of life in the presence of the coming dark.From the Hardcover edition.
Breath is a story of risk, of learning one's limits by challenging death. On the wild, lonely coast of Western Australia, two thrill-seeking teenage boys fall under the spell of a veteran big-wave surfer named Sando. Their mentor urges them into a regiment of danger and challenge, and the boys test themselves and each other on storm swells and over shark-haunted reefs. The boys give no thought to what they could lose, or to the demons that drive their mentor on into ever-greater danger. Venturing beyond all caution--in sports, relationships, and sex--each character approaches a point from which none of them will return undamaged.
Contrary to popular belief, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse aren't just harbingers of doom--they actually keep life in balance. But what happens when their leader and creator, Death, becomes suicidal? Before the first living thing drew its first gasping breath, he was there. He has watched humanity for millennia. And he has finally decided that humanity is not worth the price he has paid time and again. When Death himself gives up on life, a teenager named Xander Atwood is the world's only hope. But Xander bears a secret, one that may bring about the end of everything. This heart-pounding final installment of the Riders of the Apocalypse series looks at the value of life, the strength of love, and how a small voice can change everything . . . forever.
The mesmerizing conclusion to the fantasy epic Addicted to an enchantment that turns pain into pleasure?and bound by oaths he refuses to abandon?Valen risks body and soul to rescue one child, seek justice for another, and bring the dying land of Navronne its rightful king. .
The innocent victim of a childhood tragedy must turn to a sexy sheriff for protection in this classic tale from USA TODAY bestselling author Rita Herron... Ever since Violet Baker's childhood companion was brutally murdered, she's been plagued with visions of the girl's last hours. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of Darlene's death, Violet's father is found dead, a note beside him confessing to the murder. But something doesn't feel right, and Violet returns to Crow's Landing looking for answers. Facing the judgmental town as a murderer's daughter is difficult enough, but dealing with the scalding tension between her and Sheriff Grady Monroe, Darlene's half brother, is worse. As the two of them race to unravel the mystery, it quickly becomes clear that Violet is in grave danger...and Grady suddenly knows that he'll do anything to protect her, no matter what the cost...
Never mix work and men. This simple rule has given security specialist Jade Broussard busy days and lonely nights. Only that was before utterly gorgeous art dealer Remy Tremaine crawls into her bed, requesting her protective services. He presents dangerous new territory. She can't deny the talents of his hands and mouth. Melting the day's work tensions each night is a guilty-if delicious-pleasure. Yet he sidesteps boundaries, while Jade wrote the rule book. No, it will never work out. But there is an easy solution: catch the bad guy, save her client's life then say goodbye. Too bad Remy's secrets might change Jade's mind. The question is, will it be for better or worse?
"I come from a place where breath, eyes and memory are one. A place from which you carry your past like the hair on your head." Edwidge Danticat's startlingly mature first novel tells the story of four generations of Haitian women attempting to survive in a world that men have made strange and violent for them. Through the eyes of Sophie Caco we are provided with a vivid portrayal of rural Haiti and insight into life in the Haitian diaspora. Her traumatised mother is far away in the United States, while her beloved Aunt remains in Haiti, enduring both its delights and its poverty and horror. Offering hope through a vision of female solidarity, transcending place and time, Breath, Eyes, Memory is a haunting and luminous novel that will lift your spirit, even as it breaks your heart.
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