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When Health Care Hurts: Ten common assumptions that can derail yo...
by Elizabeth L. Bewley

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English

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Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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Buy this book . . .<br />. . . if you suddenly find yourself dealing with a medical crisis and aren't sure how to get the best possible results from the health care system.<br />. . . if you're planning to be in the hospital, have surgery, or take any medicine.<br />. . . if you or a loved one had a bad experience with health care and wish you knew what to do differently to avoid similar issues in the future.<br /><br />You'll learn what questions to ask to avoid experiencing preventable problems. <br /><br />You'll learn easy-to-follow action steps that can help you get what you need from health care professionals including doctors and nurses.<br /><br />You'll learn about ten common assumptions that sound harmless but may prevent you from getting the quality of care you expect.<br /><br />Be part of the movement to shift the focus of health care from simply "delivering tests and treatments" to "enabling people to lead the lives they want."<br /><br />During her twenty years as an executive at Johnson & Johnson, Elizabeth L. Bewley won awards for creating and clearly communicating unique and significant insights into the complex and rapidly changing health care environment.<br /><br />Thanks to her visionary thinking, she’s been recruited as an advisor to national health policy conferences and industry task forces. Her first book, Solving America’s Health Care Problems, was completed in 1996, more than a decade before current health care issues began making headlines. <br /><br />Her second book, Killer Cure, was published in 2010. She writes a weekly newspaper column, “The Good Patient,” for the Prescott, AZ, Daily Courier.<br /><br />Bewley earned an MBA from Columbia University and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Her work is informed both by extensive research and by her own experiences, including being patched up after a 44 mph bicycle accident.
Negotiating Pharmaceutical Uncertainty: Women's Agency in a South...
by , Jonathan Stadler

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English

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Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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Telling the story of a clinical trial testing an innovative gel designed to prevent women from contracting HIV, <i>Negotiating Pharmaceutical Uncertainty</i> provides new insight into the complex and contradictory relationship between medical researchers and their subjects. Although clinical trials attempt to control and monitor participants' bodies, Saethre and Stadler argue that the inherent uncertainty of medical testing can create unanticipated opportunities for women to exercise control over their health, sexuality, and social relationships. Combining a critical analysis of the social production of biomedical knowledge and technologies with a detailed ethnography of the lives of female South African trial participants, this book brings to light issues of economic exclusion, racial disparity, and spiritual insecurity in Johannesburg's townships. Built on a series of tales ranging from strategy sessions at the National Institutes of Health to witchcraft accusations against the trial, <i>Negotiating Pharmaceutical Uncertainty</i> illuminates the everyday social lives of clinical trials.<br /><br />As embedded anthropologists, Saethre and Stadler provide a unique and nuanced perspective of the reality of a clinical trial that is often hidden from view.
Medical Ethics, Prediction, and Prognosis: Interdisciplinary Pers...
by Routledge

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English

Pages

204

Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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<P>Recent scientific developments, in particular advances in pharmacogenetics and molecular genetics, have given rise to numerous predictive procedures for detecting predispositions to diseases in patients. This knowledge, however, does not necessarily promise benign results for either patients or health care professionals. The aim of this volume is to analyse issues related to prediction and prognosis as a burgeoning field of medicine, which is revolutionizing the way we understand and approach diagnosis and treatment. Combining epistemic and ethical reflection with medical expertise on contemporary practice and research, an interdisciplinary group of international experts critically examine anticipatory medicine from various perspectives, including history of medicine, bioethics, theories of science, and health economics. The highly complex issues involved in medical prediction call for a far-reaching debate on the value and scope of foreknowledge. For example, which responsibilities and burdens arise when still healthy people learn of their predisposition to diseases? How should health care insurance reflect risky life styles? Is the increasing medicalization of life connected with prevention ethically sustainable and financially possible in the developing world? These and other related issues are the subject of this timely and important book, which not only serves as an introduction to the area, but also proposes many feasible solutions to the problems outlined. </P>
O verdadeiro coração (Portuguese Edition)
by Juan Pinto

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Portuguese

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Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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Foi-me dito uma vez: não force,<br />Espere, não se preocupe, não se apresse.<br />Vai dar tudo certo, como solicitado pelo.<br />Mais fácil de aprender e fácil de viver.<br /><br />Eles dizem: tornar-se inteiro - se tornará forte.<br />Então, se tornar o aço e não rugir. Senhor, que eu tanto amo pediu!<br />Pelo menos uma vez, para o amor mútuo ...<br />
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alz...
by , Peter V. Rabins

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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<P>Through five editions, <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. <I>The 36-Hour Day</I> will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.</P><P>Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on</P><P>• devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia• strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms• changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws• palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship• dementia due to traumatic brain injury• choosing a residential care facility• support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members</P><P>The central idea underlying the book—that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them—remains the same. <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>is the definitive dementia care guide.</P>
Anti Inflammation: Anti - Inflammatory Diet Series, 2 in 1 Book: ...
by Beran Parry

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English

Pages

797

Publication Date

April 09, 2017

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<h2>Celebrated nutritionist Beran Parry shares her successes with you and shows you how to tame your own inflammatory response problems.</h2><h3><i>This programme is specifically designed to deal with an over-active inflammatory response</i></h3><p>This 2 in 1 Bundle contains </p><p>Book 1. Getting Into the Anti-Inflammatory Paleo Keto Zone Diet</p><p>Book 2. 500 Anti Inflammatory Recipes</p><p>For millions of sufferers who live with the daily discomfort of inflammatory problems, hope is at hand in the form of this revolutionary and practical approach to healing the body. Most sufferers are forced to rely on drugs to cope with their problems and the pharmaceutical industry offers chemical cocktails that only suppress the symptoms. Doctors have to balance the long list of unpleasant side effects against the possibility of any relief that might come from their prescriptions. So, what can be done to make a difference to the underlying causes of the problem?</p><p>Leading nutritionist and wellbeing expert, Beran Parry, has been following the advances in Functional Medicine and has designed a programme specifically to deal with an over-active inflammatory response. Her book is based on the latest research into the underlying causes of inflammatory problems and goes directly to the heart of the issue. Now you can learn how to take control of the factors that produce the problem and let your body heal itself naturally.</p><p></p><h3>Amongst a wealth of life-changing and eminently practical information, the book will show you how to</h3><ul><li>Identity the precise areas of your life that are provoking the problem and Eliminate the food types that aggravate the condition </li><li>Take better control of your stress response and Banish the cravings that upset your balance </li><li>Rebalance your digestive system and Harmonise your metabolism and boost your energy levels</li><li>Purge the toxins from your body and Switch on your fat-burning metabolism </li><li>Reduce itching and blemishes and Banish bloating and start to feel amazing</li></ul><h3>˃˃˃ Maintain a younger and more youthful appearance</h3><p>Many inflammatory problems are linked to our environment and our choice of nutrition forms a vital component in our daily experience of health - or the lack of it. A negative reaction to many common foods can eventually an over-reaction in our immune response system. The result is an inflammatory problem that can respond remarkably quickly to a change in diet. Let this celebrated nutritionist share her successes with you and show you how to tame your own inflammatory response problems.</p><h2><u>Don't waste another single moment. Download this important book today. </u></h2>
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: The Caregiver's Complete...
by Nataly Rubinstein

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English

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Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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As a caregiver, you face challenging situations and conflicting information concerning diagnoses, treatments, coping with everyday activities, and dementia itself.<br /><br />This easy-to-read book will give you the resources to make informed decisions regarding the best possible care for you and your loved one.<br /><br />Written by a licensed clinical social worker with twenty-five years of experience, Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: The Caregiver's Complete Survival Guide offers tips on:<br /><br />- Getting the best treatment for your loved one<br />- Handling difficult behaviors<br />- Making the home safer<br />- Choosing respite and long-term care options<br />- Finding legal and financial assistance<br />- Improving overall quality of life<br /><br />Drawing from clinical and personal experience, Nataly Rubinstein guides you with humor and compassion through your journey. From preparing for the first visit to the neurologist to advice for daily life, she provides detailed, accessible information for those caring for someone with memory loss.
Medicine Men: Extreme Appalachian Doctoring
by Carolyn Jourdan

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English

Pages

170

Publication Date

December 10, 2013

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<ul><li><b>A <i>Wall Street Journal </i>Top-10 Best Seller in 2014 & 2015</b></li><li><b>An Amazon All-Star</b></li><li><b>Medicine Men</b> is the follow-on to <b>Heart in the Right Place</b>. Both books have made national bestseller lists and #1 on Amazon in Biography, Memoir, Science, and Medicine.</li><li><b>Medicine Men</b> is an extraordinary collection of the most memorable moments from old-school rural physicians who each practiced medicine for more than 50 years in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.</li><li>It contains hilarious, heroic, and heartwarming true stories of miracle cures, ghost dogs, and much madcap medical mayhem.</li><li>Jourdan's work is often compared to James Herriot and Bill Bryson.Her books are on hundreds of lists of best books of the year, funniest books, and best book club books.</li><li>Quotations in the book are rendered as they were spoken - in real-life Appalachian dialect.</li><li><b>Get your copy today.</b></li></ul><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div>
Functional Medicine Coaching: How to Be Part of the Movement That...
by , Elyse Wagner

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English

Pages

183

Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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Functional Medicine Coaching contains inspirational stories that describe the personal transformations and journeys toward physical health and well-being as a result of working with a health coach. Both aspiring coaches and those already working in the field will learn the power of combining the principles of Functional Medicine with positive psychology coaching. The powerful blending of these two approaches addresses what individual need to thrive. Anyone with a passion for helping others should consider entering the rapidly exploding fields of health coaching and specializing in Functional Medicine coaching.
Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes...
by Richard Harris

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English

Pages

279

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

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<div><b>Named by Amazon as one of the "Best Nonfiction Books of the Month"</b></div><div><b><br /></b></div><div><b>An award-winning science journalist pulls the alarm on the dysfunction plaguing scientific research--with lethal consequences for us all</b></div><div><br />American taxpayers spend $30 billion annually funding biomedical research. By some estimates, half of the results from these studies can't be replicated elsewhere-the science is simply wrong. Often, research institutes and academia emphasize publishing results over getting the right answers, incentivizing poor experimental design, improper methods, and sloppy statistics. Bad science doesn't just hold back medical progress, it can sign the equivalent of a death sentence. How are those with breast cancer helped when the cell on which 900 papers are based turns out not to be a breast cancer cell at all? How effective could a new treatment for ALS be when it failed to cure even the mice it was initially tested on? In <em>Rigor Mortis</em>, award-winning science journalist Richard F. Harris reveals these urgent issues with vivid anecdotes, personal stories, and interviews with the nation's top biomedical researchers. We need to fix our dysfunctional biomedical system-now.</div>

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