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Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto's, Gra...
by Anthony William

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English

Pages

309

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<p>The thyroid is the new hot topic in health. Across age groups, from baby boomers and their parents to millennials and even children, more and more people—women especially—are hearing that their thyroids are to blame for their fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, memory issues, aches and pains, tingles and numbness, insomnia, hair loss, hot flashes, sensitivity to cold, constipation, bloating, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations, loss of libido, restless legs, and more. Everyone wants to know how to free themselves from the thyroid trap.</p><p>As the thyroid has gotten more and more attention, though, these symptoms haven’t gone away—people aren’t healing. Labeling someone with “Hashimoto’s,” “hypothyroidism,” or the like doesn’t explain the myriad health issues that person may experience. That’s because there’s a pivotal truth that goes by unnoticed: A thyroid problem is not the ultimate reason for a person’s illness. A problematic thyroid is yet one more symptom of something much larger than this one small gland in the neck. It’s something much more pervasive in the body, something invasive, that’s responsible for the laundry list of symptoms and conditions attributed to thyroid disease.</p><p>In <i>Medical Medium Thyroid Healing</i>, Anthony William, the Medical Medium, reveals an entirely new take on the epidemic of thyroid illness. Empowering readers to become their own thyroid experts, he explains in detail what the source problem really is, including what’s going on with inflammation, autoimmune disease, and dozens more symptoms and conditions, then offers a life-changing toolkit to rescue the thyroid and bring readers back to health and vitality. It’s an approach unlike any other, and as his millions of fans and followers will tell you, it’s the approach that gets results.</p>
Introduction to Kinesiology-4th Edition
by Shirl Hoffman

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English

Pages

555

Publication Date

March 11, 2013

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Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Fourth Edition With Web Resource, is the most cohesive introduction to the field of kinesiology available, demonstrating how its many disciplines integrate into a unified body of knowledge. This all-inclusive approach gives students a solid background in the field and prepares them for further study and course work. This engaging and jargon-free text also introduces students to job prospects and areas of study and professional practice in kinesiology.<br /><br />Introduction to Kinesiology, Fourth Edition, orients and prepares students for in-depth studies in their areas of interest. Its broad scope acknowledges students’ diverse interests and aspirations in professional and scholarly career tracks as well as teaching and coaching. Top kinesiologists expand discussion of physical activity beyond exercise, sport, or health-related activity in an effort to broaden conceptions of physical activity and the potential contributions of kinesiology.<br /><br />The contributors, each with specific expertise in the subdisciplines, share their perspectives in chapters complemented by full-color photos and illustrations. Students can enrich their learning experience by taking advantage of the following tools and features:<br /><br />• Chapter objectives help students keep the main ideas in mind as they read through the text, and summaries at the end of each chapter reinforce these concepts.<br />• Key points highlighted throughout each chapter stimulate interest and supplement information in the text.<br />• Study questions at the end of each chapter help students focus on key areas of the text.<br /><br />A fully integrated web study guide helps students explore and comprehend concepts presented in the text. Callouts in the text (or links in the e-book) direct students to interactive activities, such as scenario-based activities, drag-and-drop, selecting from a menu, or responding with short answers to photos and scenarios presented. New and unique sidebars in the web study guide detail the major goals of each of the subdisciplines, provide case studies of real-world careers, and offer examples and applications to promote critical thinking. Practical Plug-In activities in part II help readers experience how content knowledge of the subdisciplines leads to real solutions. Part III features the addition of A Day in the Life profiles, drawing additional attention to the work of professionals in the field. Additional study questions, review of key points, activity feedback, interviews with practicing professionals, and web search activities further stimulate interest.<br /><br />The fourth edition of Introduction to Kinesiology remains the leading text for orienting students to the discipline of kinesiology and its diverse professions. With its full-color format and engaging writing style, Introduction to Kinesiology, Fourth Edition, presents the unified discipline of kinesiology and the variety, complexity, elegance, and importance of physical activity.
The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography
by James M. Rubenstein

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English

Pages

576

Publication Date

September 15, 2016

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<i>For courses in Human Geography.</i> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <b>Strengthening readers’ connection to geography through active, discovery-based learning </b> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">Trusted for its timeliness, readability, and sound pedagogy, <b> <i>The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography</i> </b> emphasizes the relevance of geographic concepts to human challenges. The relationship between globalization and diversity is woven throughout; Rubenstein addresses these themes with a clear organization and presentation that engages students and appeals to instructors. </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">The <b>12th Edition</b> challenges readers to apply geography tools and techniques to their local environments, bridging the global and the local, and getting students to interact with their local geography.New applied activities and debate features as well as integration of BBC videos into eText 2.0, further strengthens readers’ ties to the geography all around them. <br /> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <br /> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <b>Also Available with Mastering Geography</b> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">This title is also available with Mastering™ Geography--an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <br /> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <b>NOTE: </b>You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Geography does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geography search for:</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <b>0134206142</b> <b> / 9780134206141</b> <b> <i>Cultural Landscape, The: An Introduction to Human Geography Plus Mastering Geography with eText -- Access Card Package</i> </b> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <b>Package consists of:</b> </p> <ul> <li> <b>0134206231 / 9780134206233 </b> <b> <i>Cultural Landscape, The: An Introduction to Human Geography</i> </b> </li> <li> <b>0134245482 / 9780134245485 </b> <b> <i>Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography</i> </b> </li> </ul> <p style="margin:0px;"> <b> <i>The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography</i> </b> <b>, 12th</b> <b> Edition</b> is also available via <b>Pearson eText</b>, a simple-to-use, mobile, personalized reading experience that lets instructors connect with and motivate students — right in their eTextbook. Learn more.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p>
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p>The #1 <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller: The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.</p><br /><p>What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.</p><br /><p>But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.</p><br /><p>While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, <em>Astrophysics for People in a Hurry</em> will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.</p>
The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully
by Aaron Carroll

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<DIV><B>Physician and popular <I>New York Times Upshot </I>contributor Aaron Carroll mines the latest evidence to show that many “bad” ingredients actually aren’t unhealthy, and in some cases are essential to our well-being.</B><BR /><BR /> Advice about food can be confusing. There's usually only one thing experts can agree on: some ingredients—often the most enjoyable ones—are bad for you, full stop. But as Aaron Carroll explains, these oversimplifications are both wrong and dangerous: if we stop consuming some of our most demonized ingredients altogether, it may actually hurt us. In <I>The Bad Food Bible</I>, Carroll examines the scientific evidence, showing among other things that you can:   <DIV> <BR /><B>·Eat red meat several times a week: </B>The health effects are negligible for most people, and actually positive if you're 65 or older.  <DIV><B>·Have a drink or two a day: </B>As long as it's in moderation, it will protect you against cardiovascular disease without much risk.  <DIV><B>·Enjoy a gluten-loaded bagel from time to time</B>: It has less fat and sugar, fewer calories, and more fiber than a gluten-free one.  <DIV><B>·Eat more salt: </B>If your blood pressure is normal, you should be more worried about getting too <I>little</I> sodium than having too much.  <DIV> <BR />Full of counterintuitive lessons about food we hate to love, <I>The Bad Food Bible</I> is for anyone who wants to forge eating habits that are sensible, sustainable, and occasionally indulgent.</DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV>
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
by Matthew Walker

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b>A <i>New York Times</i> bestseller</b><BR> <BR>The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert—Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab—reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better.<BR><BR>Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don't sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life—eating, drinking, and reproducing—the purpose of sleep remained elusive.<BR> <BR> An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming. Within the brain, sleep enriches our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming mollifies painful memories and creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge to inspire creativity.<BR> <BR> Walker answers important questions about sleep: how do caffeine and alcohol affect sleep? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? How do common sleep aids affect us and can they do long-term damage? Charting cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and synthesizing decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood, and energy levels; regulate hormones; prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes; slow the effects of aging; increase longevity; enhance the education and lifespan of our children, and boost the efficiency, success, and productivity of our businesses. Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, <i>Why We Sleep</i> is a crucial and illuminating book.
In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Po...
by Rana Awdish

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English

Pages

265

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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<p><b>A riveting first-hand account of a physician who's suddenly a dying patient and her revelation of the horribly misguided standard of care in the medical world</b></p><p>Dr. Rana Awdish never imagined that an emergency trip to the hospital would result in hemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. But after her first visit, Dr. Awdish spent months fighting for her life, enduring consecutive major surgeries and experiencing multiple overlapping organ failures. At each step of the recovery process, Awdish was faced with something even more unexpected: repeated cavalier behavior from her fellow physicians—indifference following human loss, disregard for anguish and suffering, and an exacting emotional distance. </p><p>Hauntingly perceptive and beautifully written, <i>In Shock</i> allows the reader to transform alongside Awidsh and watch what she discovers in our carefully-cultivated, yet often misguided, standard of care. Awdish comes to understand the fatal flaws in her profession and in her own past actions as a physician while achieving, through unflinching presence, a crystalline vision of a new and better possibility for us all. </p><p>As Dr. Awdish finds herself up against the same self-protective partitions she was trained to construct as a medical student and physician, she artfully illuminates the dysfunction of disconnection. Shatteringly personal, and yet wholly universal, she offers a brave road map for anyone navigating illness while presenting physicians with a new paradigm and rationale for embracing the emotional bond between doctor and patient.</p>
The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
by Scott Galloway

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English

Pages

318

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<i><br /> USA TODAY </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. <br /></b><br />For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. <br /><br /> Instead of buying the myths these compa­nies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone chal­lenge them? <br /><br /> In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world’s most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can’t match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career. <br /><br /> Whether you want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, you need to understand the Four.
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly...
by Lindsey Fitzharris

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p><b>"Warning: She spares no detail!" —Erik Larson, bestselling author of </b><i style="font-weight: bold;">Dead Wake</i> <br /><b style="font-weight: bold;">A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, <i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><b style="font-weight: bold;">"Fascinating and shocking." —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i> (starred review)<br /></b><br />The gripping story of how Joseph Lister’s antiseptic method changed medicine forever</p><p>In <i style="">The Butchering Art</i>, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery on the eve of profound transformation. She conjures up early operating theaters—no place for the squeamish—and surgeons, working before anesthesia, who were lauded for their speed and brute strength. These medical pioneers knew that the aftermath of surgery was often more dangerous than their patients’ afflictions, and they were baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high. At a time when surgery couldn’t have been more hazardous, an unlikely figure stepped forward: a young, melancholy Quaker surgeon named Joseph Lister, who would solve the deadly riddle and change the course of history. </p><p>Fitzharris dramatically recounts Lister’s discoveries in gripping detail, culminating in his audacious claim that germs were the source of all infection—and could be countered by antiseptics. Focusing on the tumultuous period from 1850 to 1875, she introduces us to Lister and his contemporaries—some of them brilliant, some outright criminal—and takes us through the grimy medical schools and dreary hospitals where they learned their art, the deadhouses where they studied anatomy, and the graveyards they occasionally ransacked for cadavers. </p><p>Eerie and illuminating, <i style="">The Butchering Art</i> celebrates the triumph of a visionary surgeon whose quest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world.</p>
Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery
by Scott Kelly

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English

Pages

426

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<b>NATIONAL BEST SELLER<br /><br />A stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come.</b><br /><br />The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk; and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, on a previous mission, his twin brother's wife, American Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space.<br /><br />     Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and determination resonate throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, ultimately challenging, step in spaceflight.<br /><br />     In <i>Endurance</i>, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy.

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