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Healing Your Eyes with Chinese Medicine

by Marc Grossman Andy Rosenfarb

For the past ten years, Andy Rosenfarb has successfully used acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat a wide range of eye conditions. His treatments include moxibustion techniques, tuina (massage), microcurrent stimulation, Chinese herbs, and qigong exercises, along with "essential acupuncture" where essential oils are placed on acupuncture points. The culmination of his work--which includes a recent pioneering study involving metabolic testing-is this handbook for healing the kinds of conditions too often considered almost impossibly challenging or irreversible.The first half of Healing Your Eyes with Chinese Medicine explains Traditional Chinese Medicine and its perspective on the eyes, which is based on the idea that the eyes and the brain work in tandem, not isolation. The second half focuses on proven methods derived from Rosenfarb's practice, including nutritional, supplemental, and lifestyle adjustments. Individual chapters cover eye disorders such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and many more. This book is intended as a practical manual to help readers understand their eyes and vision more comprehensively, and to learn new, affordable ways for retaining the precious gift of sight.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Health 4.0: How Virtualization and Big Data are Revolutionizing Healthcare

by Christoph Thuemmler Chunxue Bai

This book describes how the creation of new digital services--through vertical and horizontal integration of data coming from sensors on top of existing legacy systems--that has already had a major impact on industry is now extending to healthcare. The book describes the fourth industrial revolution (i. e. Health 4. 0), which is based on virtualization and service aggregation. It shows how sensors, embedded systems, and cyber-physical systems are fundamentally changing the way industrial processes work, their business models, and how we consume, while also affecting the health and care domains. Chapters describe the technology behind the shift of point of care to point of need and away from hospitals and institutions; how care will be delivered virtually outside hospitals; that services will be tailored to individuals rather than being designed as statistical averages; that data analytics will be used to help patients to manage their chronic conditions with help of smart devices; and that pharmaceuticals will be interactive to help prevent adverse reactions. The topics presented will have an impact on a variety of healthcare stakeholders in a continuously global and hyper-connected world. #65533; Presents explanations of emerging topics as they relate to e-health, such as Industry 4. 0, Precision Medicine, Mobile Health, 5G, Big Data, and Cyber-physical systems; #65533; Provides overviews of technologies in addition to possible application scenarios and market conditions; #65533; Features comprehensive demographic and statistic coverage of Health 4. 0 presented in a graphical manner.

Health Against Wealth

by George Anders

The HMO system is often praised for cutting runaway costs. It is supposed to act as a powerful market force to stop greedy doctors and hospitals from treating patients like pi-atas, to be cut open for profit. Health Against Wealth reveals that when you are confronting cancer, heart disease, or psychiatric illness, when you face a medical emergency or your child requires complex pediatric surgery, all those cost-saving rules and artful ways of keeping doctors frugal can turn against you. Wall Street Journal reporter George Anders explains why " managed care " is so appealing to employers and insurers and how HMO bureaucrats can thwart necessary, even life-saving treatment under the guise of cost efficiency. Health Against Wealth takes an unflinching look at the profit-hungry entrepreneurs who have poured into this new" health industry" and provides alarming examples of political manipulation by increasingly powerful HMO lobbyists. At the same time, the book explores the hopes and frustr

Health and Cognition in Old Age

by Anja K. Leist Jenni Kulmala Fredrica Nyqvist

In recent years, the aim of research on aging has shifted from prolonging life to fostering healthy and cognitively robust old age. In order to improve the quality of life of older people, we need to better understand cognitive aging as well as bodily aging. Health and Cognition in Old Age assembles the cream of research across varied medical, mental health, and social disciplines, and demonstrates how this knowledge can lead to improved outcomes for older people. The first half of this expert volume discusses biomedical and life course factors in aging, particularly as they affect cognition and well-being in later life. From there, effective solutions are the focus: interventions and care programs to improve mental functioning and general quality of life, and current policy and practice ideas in promoting healthy, active, and cognitively robust aging. Together, these diverse chapters offer a multi-faceted approach to understanding and modifying what was formerly the inevitable course of growing old. A sampling of the coverage: How the aging process affects the immune system. Occupational gerontology - work-related determinants of old age health and functioning. Social, behavioral, and contextual influences on cognitive function and decline. Lifestyle factors in the prevention of dementia. Understanding long-term care outcomes: conventional and behavioral economics. Social capital, mental well-being, and loneliness in older people. For gerontologists, sociologists, social workers, health psychologists, and others working to improve older people's lives, Health and Cognition in Old Age brings expertise, versatility, and confidence to the table.

Health and Economic Outcomes Among the Alumni of the Wounded Warrior Project: 2013

by Mustafa Oguz Kate Giglio Heather Krull Jennifer L. Cerully

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) offers support and raises public awareness of service members who have experienced physical or mental health conditions associated with their service on or after September 11, 2001. In this report, the authors use WWP's 2013 survey of its members (alumni) to understand the physical, mental, and economic challenges that Wounded Warriors face. The researchers find that at least half of alumni reported dealing with mental health conditions such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder, and many of these alumni reported difficulties or delays in seeking mental health care, or not doing so at all. Alcohol misuse also poses a problem. A large proportion of alumni are overweight or obese, conditions that negatively affect their daily lives, exercise routines, and overall health. Almost half of alumni are not working, and there is low participation in veteran-specific employment and education programs. This information can be used to better understand the needs of WWP alumni and the ways that WWP can serve and support this constituency.

Health and Fitness (Grade 3)

by Harcourt

You can do many things to help yourself stay healthy and fit. Just as importantly, you can avoid doing things that will harm you. If you know ways to stay safe and healthy and do these things, you can help yourself have good health throughout your life.

Health and Fitness (Grade 5)

by Harcourt School Publishers

Grade 5 health textbook

Health and Healing: The Philosophy of Integrative Medicine and Optimum Health

by Andrew T. Weil

Dr. Andrew Weil's groundbreaking handbook for people who want to take control of their lives and their health, Health and Healing presents the full spectrum of alternative healing practices, including holistic medicine, homeopathy, osteopathy, chiropractic, and Chinese medicine, and outlines how they differ from conventional approaches. The philosophical basis for his work in integrative medicine and optimum health, Health and Healing draws on Weil's own vast clinical and personal experience, as well as on case studies from around the world.

Health and Incarceration

by Committee on Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration National Research Council Institute of Medicine Amy Smith Committee on Law and Justice Board on the Health of Select Populations Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Over the past four decades, the rate of incarceration in the United States has skyrocketed to unprecedented heights, both historically and in comparison to that of other developed nations. At far higher rates than the general population, those in or entering U.S. jails and prisons are prone to many health problems. This is a problem not just for them, but also for the communities from which they come and to which, in nearly all cases, they will return. Health and Incarceration is the summary of a workshop jointly sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences(NAS) Committee on Law and Justice and the Institute of Medicine(IOM) Board on Health and Select Populations in December 2012. Academics, practitioners, state officials, and nongovernmental organization representatives from the fields of healthcare, prisoner advocacy, and corrections reviewed what is known about these health issues and what appear to be the best opportunities to improve healthcare for those who are now or will be incarcerated. The workshop was designed as a roundtable with brief presentations from 16 experts and time for group discussion. Health and Incarceration reviews what is known about the health of incarcerated individuals, the healthcare they receive, and effects of incarceration on public health. This report identifies opportunities to improve healthcare for these populations and provides a platform for visions of how the world of incarceration health can be a better place.

Health and Physical Education

by Deborah Callcott Judith Miller Susan Wilson-Gahan Deborah Callcott Judith Miller

Health and Physical Education empowers the health and physical education teachers of tomorrow to engage students across a wide range of learning ages. It highlights the importance of physical skills development within the broader structure of child and adolescent maturity. This well-structured and engaging text considers the role of health and physical education within the wider educational experience, and provides a comprehensive overview of the skills and theory required to teach health and physical education in Australian schools. Health and Physical Education is based on current research literature and is enhanced by a range of valuable teaching resources - including further reading, end-of-chapter questions and case studies - intended to extend and develop students' learning. It is accompanied by an extensive companion website, http://www. cambridge. edu. au/academic/hpe.

Health and Physical Education

by Deborah Callcott Judith Miller Susan Wilson-Gahan

Health and Physical Education empowers the health and physical education teachers of tomorrow to engage students across a wide range of learning ages. It highlights the importance of physical skills development within the broader structure of child and adolescent maturity. This well-structured and engaging text considers the role of health and physical education within the wider educational experience, and provides a comprehensive overview of the skills and theory required to teach health and physical education in Australian schools. Health and Physical Education is based on current research literature and is enhanced by a range of valuable teaching resources – including further reading, end-of-chapter questions and case studies – intended to extend and develop students' learning. It is accompanied by an extensive companion website, http://www. cambridge. edu. au/academic/hpe.

Health and Safety for Learning Disability Workers

by Alice Bradley

If you are working within the learning disability sector and studying for the QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care, you will find this book an invaluable resource in helping you to achieve the units on Health and Safety. You will find the book easy to navigate, with each chapter covering one of the learning outcomes within the unit. Each chapter begins with an example taken from real people's stories and lots of activities, photographs and other illustrations are included throughout the book so you can really get to grips with the subject.

Health and Sickness in the Early American Novel

by Maureen Tuthill

This book is a study of depictions of health and sickness in the early American novel, 1787-1808. These texts reveal a troubling tension between the impulse toward social affection that built cohesion in the nation and the pursuit of self-interest that was considered central to the emerging liberalism of the new Republic. Good health is depicted as an extremely positive social value, almost an a priori condition of membership in the community. Characters who have the "glow of health" tend to enjoy wealth and prestige; those who become sick are burdened by poverty and debt or have made bad decisions that have jeopardized their status. Bodies that waste away, faint, or literally disappear off of the pages of America's first fiction are resisting the conditions that ail them; as they plead for their right to exist, they draw attention to the injustice, apathy, and greed that afflict them.

Health and Well-being for Interior Architecture

by Dak Kopec

With fifteen essays by scholars and professionals, from fields such as policy and law, Health and Well-being for Interior Architecture asks readers to consider climate, geography, and culture alongside human biology, psychology, and sociology. Since designers play such a pivotal role in human interaction with interior and architectural design, this book sheds light on the importance of a designer’s attention to health and well-being while also acknowledging the ever changing built environment. Through various viewpoints, and over 30 images, this book guides designers through ways to create and develop interior designs in order to improve occupants’ health and well-being.

Health At Every Size

by Linda Bacon

Fat isn't the problem. Dieting is the problem. A society that rejects anyone whose body shape or size doesn't match an impossible ideal is the problem. A medical establishment that equates "thin" with "healthy" is the problem.The solution?Health at Every Size.Tune in to your body's expert guidance. Find the joy in movement. Eat what you want, when you want, choosing pleasurable foods that help you to feel good. You too can feel great in your body right now-and Health at Every Size will show you how.Health at Every Size has been scientifically proven to boost health and self-esteem. The program was evaluated in a government-funded academic study, its data published in well-respected scientific journals.Updated with the latest scientific research and even more powerful messages, Health at Every Size is not a diet book, and after reading it, you will be convinced the best way to win the war against fat is to give up the fight.

Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability Among the Elderly

by David M. Cutler David A. Wise

Americans are living longer and staying healthier longer than ever before. Despite the rapid disappearance of pensions and health care benefits for retirees, older people are healthier and better off than they were twenty years ago.

Health Behavior and Health Education

by Barbara K. Rimer K. Viswanath Karen Glanz

Resources for teaching and learning are posted at tinyurl.com/Glanz4e and www.med.upenn.edu/hbhe4.This fourth edition of the classic book, Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and in-depth analysis of health behavior theories that are most relevant to health education. This essential resource includes the most current information on theory, research, and practice at individual, interpersonal, and community and group levels. This edition includes substantial new content on current and emerging theories of health communication, e-health, culturally diverse communities, health promotion, the impact of stress, the importance of networks and community, social marketing, and evaluation.

Health Care and EU Law

by Erika Szyszczak Markus Krajewski Ulla Neergaard Johan Willem Gronden

The aim of the present volume is to explore the consequences of the impact of the EU rules for the internal market (including the proposed Directive on patients' rights) and competition on national health care systems. It will also address how related areas, such as EU public procurement law and WTO law, influence national healthcare organisation and Member State autonomy.

Health Care Comes Home

by The National Academy of Sciences

The National Research Council's Committee on the Role of Human Factors in Home Health Care was formed to investigate the role of human factors in home health care and the range of issues resulting from the increased use of medical devices, technologies, and practices in the home. It conducted a workshop on the topic held in October 2009 in Washington, DC, and reports on its conclusions and recommendations here. The report details the relevant people, tasks, technologies, and environments to highlight the most prevalent and serious threats to safety, quality of care, and care recipient and provider well-being. It documents the characteristics of people who give and receive care; human factors tools and methods and their application; tasks and their demands and analysis; technologies used; care factors in physical, social/cultural, community, and policy environments; and 11 recommendations on technologies, residential environments, research and development needs, and other areas, including regulation, adverse event reporting, safety and modification of housing, accessibility and universal design, teamwork and coordination, and assessment. There is no index. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities across the Lifespan

by I. Leslie Rubin Joav Merrick Donald E. Greydanus Dilip R. Patel

This book provides a broad overview of quality health care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It focuses on providing the reader a practical approach to dealing with the health and well-being of people with IDD in general terms as well as in dealing with specific conditions. In addition, it offers the reader a perspective from many different points of view in the health care delivery system as well as in different parts of the world. This is the 3rd , and much expanded edition, of a text that was first published in 1989 (Lea and Fibiger). The second edition was published in 2006 (Paul Brookes) and has been used as a formal required text in training programs for physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners as well as by administrators who are responsible for programs serving people with IDD. This book is considered the "Bible" in the field of health care for people with IDD since 1989 when the first edition came out.

Health Care Policy and Practice: A Biopsychosocial Perspective

by Stephen Gorin Cynthia Moniz

In Health Care Policy and Practice: A Biopsychosocial Perspective, Moniz and Gorin have updated their text to incorporate health care reform. The authors have also restructured the book to guide students through the development of the American health care system: what it is, what the policies are, and how students can influence them. The first section focuses on recent history and reforms during the Obama Administration to describe the health care system; section two examines the system's structure and policies; and the third section explores policy analysis and advocacy, and disparities in health based on demographics and inequities in access to care. It concludes with a discussion of the impact of social factors on health and health status. The new edition incorporates the CSWE EPAS competencies; it is for social work courses in health care, health care policy, and health and mental health care policy.

Health Care Provision and Patient Mobility

by Rosella Levaggi Marcello Montefiori

Patient mobility across Europe is markedly increasing and new generations will actively ask to be treated by the health-care system that best meets their needs. At a political level, the EU issued the EU Directive no. 24/2011/CE of 9th March 2011 concerning the application of patients' rights in cross-border health care and has contributed to improving the level of freedom of choice for the European citizen, but it does not seem to have increased actual patient mobility across Europe. Freedom to choose is necessary to grant the people of Europe the same access to public-sector health-care services. The latter is a key instrument for an efficiently functioning "single market" ensuring real mobility within the EU. The aim of this book is to study the current European health care market and discuss the hypothesis of a European right of citizenship with reference to health-care services. It examines patients' mobility from several perspectives: determinants of patient mobility, governance of cross-border mobility at EU level as concerns patients and health-care professionals, policy implications, and case studies. It is intended for health researchers, decision-makers and professionals concerned with health-care provision and patient mobility. The goal is to provide, through scientific and methodological rigor, new informative tools useful for the implementation of new policies in the health-care sector in order to implement effective health-care integration in the European Union.

Health Careers Today

by Judith Gerdin

Describing more than 45 health careers, Health Careers Today, 5th Edition offers a practical overview to help you make an informed decision in choosing a profession. Not only does it discuss the roles and responsibilities of various occupations, it provides a solid foundation in the skills needed for all health careers. Clear explanations of anatomy and physiology provide essential knowledge of health related to the human body, and show how this applies to different careers. A companion Evolve website includes skills videos, animations, quizzes, and flashcards. Written by experienced educator Judith Gerdin, this book reflects National Health Care Skills Standards. A clear, easy-to-read approach makes it easy to explore health career options. Over 45 health careers are discussed, including the requirements and roles and responsibilities of each. Full-color drawings and photographs illustrate concepts, techniques, and equipment. The National Health Care Skills Standards are incorporated, and the book's organization closely follows the standards. An Anatomy and Physiology unit covers all of the body systems, and applies A&P to various career settings. Skill Activities provide the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience. Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter focus on key information. Key Terms with definitions are listed at the beginning of each chapter. Core concepts are reinforced with more than 70 content boxes, skill boxes, review questions, and critical thinking questions. National Standard sections summarize the specific number and name of each national standard covered in that chapter, along with page references. Chapter summaries make it easy to review and identify key content. A comprehensive glossary includes all key terms and definitions for quick reference. Student resources on a companion Evolve website include fill-in-the-blank and drag-and-drop quizzes, flashcards, anatomy and physiology animations, skill videos, an audio glossary, and web links. A workbook corresponds to the chapters in the textbook, and features learning activities such as vocabulary practice exercises, medical abbreviation practice exercises, coloring/labeling activities, concept application exercises, laboratory exercises, critical thinking exercises, and Internet activities. Sold separately. Updated and expanded content covers the electronic medical record, HIPAA, examples of career ladders in various health professions, superbugs and MRSA, cultural diversity, autism, BMI and its relationship to obesity, infection control, basic methods of cleaning and sterilizing instruments, HOSA guidelines, and all NHCSS (National Health Care Skills Standards) required information. Bios and photographs feature working professionals in many health careers, adding personal stories that you can relate to. Brain bytes reinforce concepts and keep you engaged in the material. New photographs show workers in various health care settings. References to websites connect you to online resources and research. Full-page forms are located in the appendix, with printable versions available on the companion Evolve website for use in assignments.

Health Economics

by Frank A. Sloan Chee-Ruey Hsieh

This book introduces students to the growing research field of health economics. Rather than offer details about health systems without providing a theoretical context, Health Economics combines economic concepts with empirical evidence to enhance readers' economic understanding of how health care institutions and markets function. The theoretical and empirical approaches draw heavily on the general field of applied microeconomics, but the text moves from the individual and firm level to the market level to a macroeconomic view of the role of health and health care within the economy as a whole. The book takes a global perspective, with description and analysis of institutional features of health sectors in countries around the world. This second edition has been updated to include material on the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, material on the expansion of health insurance in Massachusetts, and an evaluation of Oregon's Medicaid expansion via lottery. The discussion of health care and health insurance in China has been substantially revised to reflect widespread changes there. Tables and figures have been updated with newly available data. Also new to this edition is a discussion of the health economics literature published between 2010 and 2015. The text includes readings, extensive references, review and discussion questions, and exercises. A student solutions manual offers solutions to selected exercises. Downloadable supplementary material is available for instructors.

A Health Economics Primer

by Shirley Johnson-Lans

Covers the key areas of health care economics - the supply and demand for health care and health insurance, the impact of technological innovation, and the role of institutions and public policy. It aims to enable instructors to adapt the course, with suggestions for ways to use this text along with essential readings covering research debates.

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