Saturday, December 5, 2009

Power of Hope or MedicineMagic and Religion

Power of Hope: A Doctor's Perspective

Author: Howard M Spiro

In this book an eminent physician explores how patients and caring doctors can help lessen suffering when illness occurs. Dr. Howard Spiro urges that physicians focus on their patients' feelings of pain and anxiety as well as on physical symptoms. He also suggests that patients and their doctors be receptive to the emotional relief that may be obtained from nature and from hope. Drawing on his previous highly praised work on the doctor-patient relationship and the problem of pain, Dr. Spiro tells how people can be helped by a combination of alternative medicine and mainstream medicine - a treatment of mind, body, and spirit that energizes patients, strengthens their expectations, and starts them on the road to feeling better. In various forms of alternative medicine, from meditation to massage, from faith healing to folk medicine, from herbology to homeopathy, practitioners heed patients' complaints and help them to help themselves.

Journal of the American Medical Association

The author's arguments are magnificently developed with a strong thread of logic holding them together, producing what should be an eye-opening exploration of the many issues facing the contemporary medical practitioner in general and the medical educator in particular. I encourage those seeking intellectual challenge to spend the necessary time to study this text and think about the implications and conclusions that derive from Dr Spiro's exploration.

Table of Contents:
2The Placebo Drama13
3The Physician25
4Pills and Procedures38
5The Patient and the Disease: Pharmacology and Faith46
6What Placebos Can Do71
7Patients and Pain90
8Autonomy and Responsibility: Three Patients103
9Objections to Placebos113
10Alternative Medicine132
11Placebos, Alternative Medicine, and Healing154
12Why Doctors Don't Like Placebos182
13How Placebos May Work198
14The Patient-Physician Relationship: Loyalty as Guide217
15The Promise of the Placebo227
Works Cited257
Other References275

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Medicine,Magic and Religion

Author: W H R Rivers

One of the most fascinating men of his generation, W.H.R. Rivers was a British doctor and psychiatrist as well as a leading ethnologist. Immortalized as the hero of Pat Barker's award-winning Regeneration trilogy, Rivers was the clinician who, in the First World War, cared for the poet Siegfried Sassoon and other infantry officers injured on the western front. His researches into the borders of psychiatry, medicine and religion made him a prominent member of the British intelligentsia of the time, a friend of H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw and Bertrand Russell. Part of his appeal lay in an extraordinary intellect, mixed with a very real interest in his fellow man. Medicine, Magic and Religion is a prime example of this. A social institution, it is one of Rivers' finest works. In it, Rivers introduced the then revolutionary idea that indigenous practices are indeed rational, when viewed in terms of religious beliefs.

Robert Graves

The restraint, power and fineness of Rivers' mind make it impossible to be patient with critics who feel uncomfortable in the presence of his greatness.

Siegfried Sassoon

I should like to meet Rivers in "the next world". It is difficult to believe that such a man as he could be extinguished.


Always, as we read, we feel we are in close contact with a mind that is really thinking.

Times Literary Supplement

Despite the distinction and variety of his scientific achievements, only those personally acquainted with him can fully appreciate the causes of that profound respect with which he was regarded ...Medicine, Magic and Religion is a document of first-rate importance ... and it will thus remain as a worthy monument to its distinguished author.

Times Literary Supplement

Despite the distinction and variety of his scientific achievements, only those personally acquainted with him can fully appreciate the causes of that profound respect with which he was regarded ...Medicine, Magic and Religion is a document of first-rate importance ... and it will thus remain as a worthy monument to its distinguished author.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Weight Loss for African American Women or Hope to Die

Weight Loss for African-American Women: An eight-week Guide to Better Health.

Author: Edmond Smith

Offering a new approach to weight loss tailored specifically to black women, this guide empowers women to develop skills for weight management and healthy living. Providing simple nutritional information and exercises, it addresses the common misconceptions of many so-called diets—almost all of which overlook or ignore the ethnicity component so essential to black women—and replaces them with a sound, culturally sensitive plan for black women to lose weight and stay healthy. An appendix of health-care resources includes advice on finding a physician, alternative health clinics, fitness centers, and public health facilities, and a glossary explains common medical and nutrition terms.

Library Journal

Many African American women are overweight and particularly at risk for developing heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and certain types of cancers. At the expense of their health, they put the needs of others ahead of their own. Here, Smith (family medicine, Hahnemann Sch. of Medicine) presents the results of her eight-week weight loss program in eight chapters. The participants, four overweight black women, were shown how to put themselves first and improve their overall health and self-esteem through food choices, exercise, meditation, and motivational techniques. The author details the weekly group meetings with the women and gives readers the fundamentals they need to follow the program themselves. Though "before and after" photos of the participants would have been helpful, there are illustrated exercises, recipes, meal planners, food and activity diaries, and resources for more guidance. Hopefully, the index (not seen) will direct women to the sections on specific concerns, such as high cholesterol and osteoporosis, since they are buried within the weekly synopsis chapters. Although this contains lots of helpful information, it could have been better organized. Roniece Weaver and others' Slim Down Sister (Dutton, 1999) is a more solid choice. Recommended with reservations for public libraries. Samantha J. Gust, Niagara Univ. Lib., NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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Hope to Die: A Memoir of Jazz and Justice

Author: Verdi Woodward

The harrowing life of a heroin junkie, and the life changes that accompanied addiction, are succinctly captured in this gripping memoir of Verdi "Woody" Woodward. A professional saxophonist in the 1950s and a fixture on the Los Angeles jazz scene, Woody lost his way, became a "hope to die" drug addict and armed robber on the run, and spent a decade of running from the law before being captured. Incarcerated in two of the country's most notorious penitentiaries—Folsom and San Quentin—he found the strength to renounce not only drugs, but also the violence and brutality fostered by the prison system. Set in historically accurate hipster Los Angeles, Woody hits his lowest point but edges back to higher ground in this captivating narrative.

Los Angeles Times

A uniquely eloquent memoir of a man who found redemption in the dreamy tones of a tenor sax.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

About a Body or Glioblastoma Multiforme

About a Body

Author: Jenny Corrigall

The body can inform the work we do in mental health. This unique collection invites the reader to consider the way we think about the embodied mind, and how it can inform both our lives and our work in psychotherapy and counseling.
The body is viewed as integral to the mind in this book and in the approaches illustrated in it. Instead of splitting off the body and treating the patient as a body with a mind, contributors from a variety of approaches ask the reader to consider how we might be with, and work with, "bodymind" as an interrelated whole. Subjects covered include:
· The application of affective neuroscience understandings to life as well as to clinical issues
· The body in psychotherapy with a person who is facing death
· The history, significance and scope of body psychotherapy today
· Psychoanalytic approaches to working with the embodied mind
· Authentic Movement groups in the development of wellbeing in our bodymindspirit
· The body andspirituality
This book is unique in its pluralism: it includes a wide range of differing views of the importance of the body in psychotherapy, both in theory and in practice, and it relates these to the latest discussions in affective neuroscience. It will be invaluable for those working in, or studying, psychotherapy and counseling, and will also interest those working generally in the mental health field.

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Glioblastoma Multiforme: A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References

Author: ICON Health Publications

This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to glioblastoma multiforme. It also gives extensive lists of bibliographic citations. Finally, it provides information to users on how to update their knowledge using various Internet resources. The book is designed for physicians, medical students preparing for Board examinations, medical researchers, and patients who want to become familiar with research dedicated to glioblastoma multiforme.If your time is valuable, this book is for you. First, you will not waste time searching the Internet while missing a lot of relevant information. Second, the book also saves you time indexing and defining entries. Finally, you will not waste time and money printing hundreds of web pages.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. Studies on Glioblastoma Multiforme
Federally Funded Research on Glioblastoma Multiforme
E-Journals: PubMed Central
The National Library of Medicine: PubMed
Chapter 2. Nutrition and Glioblastoma Multiforme
Finding Nutrition Studies on Glioblastoma Multiforme
Federal Resources on Nutrition
Additional Web Resources
Chapter 3. Alternative Medicine and Glioblastoma Multiforme
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Additional Web Resources
General References
Chapter 4. Dissertations on Glioblastoma Multiforme
Dissertations on Glioblastoma Multiforme
Keeping Current
Chapter 5. Patents on Glioblastoma Multiforme
Patents on Glioblastoma Multiforme
Patent Applications on Glioblastoma Multiforme
Keeping Current
Chapter 6. Periodicals and News on Glioblastoma Multiforme
News Services and Press Releases
Academic Periodicals covering Glioblastoma Multiforme
Chapter 7. Researching Medications
U.S. Pharmacopeia
Commercial Databases
Researching Orphan Drugs
Appendix A. Physician Resources
NIH Guidelines
NIH Databases
Other Commercial Databases
Appendix B. Patient Resources
Patient Guideline Sources
Finding Associations
Appendix C. Finding Medical Libraries
Finding a Local Medical Library
Medical Libraries in the U.S. and Canada
Online Dictionary Directories

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Letters to Louise or You and Your Deaf Child

Letters to Louise: The Answers Are within You

Author: Louise L Hay

Letters to Louise is an inspiring collection of letters that Louise L. Hay has received from people all over the world. She believes that by reading about other people's challenges and aspirations, you can see yourself and your own problems in a different way. These carefully selected letters express deep concerns about many areas of life, which Louise addresses in her forthright and loving manner.

Letters to Louise can help you discover your own power and inner wisdom and strengths, and help you get the blocks and barriers out of the way so you can love yourself no matter what the circumstances are. Louise will teach you to use positive affirmations to transform your thinking and speaking patterns so you can change your life for the better.

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You and Your Deaf Child: A Self-Help Guide for Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

Author: John W Adams

You and Your Deaf Child is a guide for parents of deaf or hard of hearing children. The book explores how parents and their children interact. It examines the special impact of having a deaf child in the family.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Guia Sobre la Hepatitis C or The Forever Factor

Guia Sobre la Hepatitis C: Para la Comunidad Hispana

Author: Samuel J Daniel

Written by three eminent health experts and geared particularly to the Latino community, this book is a complete sourcebook on Hepatitis C—a disease of the liver that, if treated early, can be cured or controlled, but if ignored, is often incurable. Authoritative, compassionate, and easy to understand, this book begins with a description of the liver and its functions, then goes on to detail the facts about Hepatitis C, its causes, and its symptoms. Step-by-step information on what diagnostic tests can be expected at a health care facility, in-depth explanations of the latest treatment options such as the new combination Interferon–Ribavirin treatments, and comprehensive facts on liver transplants complete the book's discussion of both diagnosis and treatment.


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The Forever Factor: Add Years to Your Life, and Life to Your Years

Author: James J Barber

Baby boomers worldwide face the daily challenges of getting older. Diminishing appearance, energy, and health are seemingly inevitable, but scientific and medical breakthroughs provide new hope! In this new book, The Forever Factor, Dr. James Barber attacks aging at its very causes -- suggesting methods that prevent and counteract its effects. The Forever Factor is a comprehensive resource that illustrates how simple changes in diet, exercise, nutritional supplementation, and attitude can dramatically change the rate at which the body ages. The Forever Factor offers the easiest, most effective way to add years to your life, and life to your years.

Table of Contents:
Part IMeet James J. Barber, MD1
Back to the Beginning3
Selecting a Course7
Finding a Focus13
Four Basic Theories of Aging15
Developing a Philosophy31
Part IIArmed Against Aging35
An Apple a Day37
Exercising Your Options60
Wise and Loving Union74
The Brain: Use it or Lose It79
Putting Your Best Face Forward85
Stress--Can't Live With (Too Much of) It And Can't Live Without (Any of) It99
Utilizing the Principle of Balance110
Letting the Best of Your Emerge117
Conscious of Consequences123
Get Going With Goals126
Part IIIAttitudes of Aging133
Your Genes Won't Kill You135
Breaking Out of the Aging Trap139
How to Look in the Mirror and Like What You See145
Don't Turn to the Obituary Page First155
Lighten Up161
Part IVAgeless Possibilities167
Philosophy of Life169
"Love is a Many Splendored Thing"172
Finding Yourself185
Life is Our Greatest Gift191
Determining Your Biological Age199
The Future is Now201
About the Author209

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Needles Herbs Gods and Ghosts or 64 Ways to Beat the Blues

Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts: China, Healing, and the West to 1848

Author: Linda L Barnes

When did the West discover Chinese healing traditions? Most people might point to the "rediscovery" of Chinese acupuncture in the 1970s. In Needles, Herbs, Gods, and Ghosts, Linda Barnes leads us back, instead, to the thirteenth century to uncover the story of the West's earliest known encounters with Chinese understandings of illness and healing. As Westerners struggled to understand new peoples unfamiliar to them, how did they make sense of equally unfamiliar concepts and practices of healing? Barnes traces this story through the mid-nineteenth century, in both Europe and, eventually, the United States. She has unearthed numerous examples of Western missionaries, merchants, diplomats, and physicians in China, Europe, and America encountering and interpreting both Chinese people and their healing practices, and sometimes adopting their own versions of these practices.

A medical anthropologist with a degree in comparative religion, Barnes illuminates the way constructions of medicine, religion, race, and the body informed Westerners' understanding of the Chinese and their healing traditions.

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64 Ways to Beat the Blues

Author: Yolanda Nav

You're low. Really low. Haven't gotten off the couch all weekend. Stopped returning phone calls. It feels like the sun will never shine again, and you're living on chocolate and bad TV. There's Prozac, of course, but who can be bothered going to the doctor? What you need is immediate help. You need cheering up. And here it is.

Clever, witty, full of comfort and sympathy, 64 Ways to Beat the Blues offers instantaneous relief through the gift of laughter. Written and illustrated in full-color by Yolanda Nave--author of Breaking Up and Welcome to Our Company, together with 314,000 copies in print--it's a been-there, done-that guide to getting out of the dumps and getting on with your life. Try a pet--and watch him eat your rug. Phone a friend--though not one living in Paris while you're stuck in a snowstorm. Take in a funny movie--if you can stop crying long enough to laugh. Go shopping (and pretend you're not already wearing the push-up bra), find a good shrink (who won't fall asleep), or buy a brand new car (and tick off each payment). The situations are instantly recognizable, and whether the blues are seasonal, occupational, hormonal, or matrimonial, Yolanda Nave knows what it takes to laugh them away.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Power of Sound or Living Well with Parkinsons

The Power of Sound: How to Manage Your Personal Soundscape for a Vital, Productive, and Healthy Life with CD (Audio)

Author: Joshua Leeds

Discover firsthand in this book/CD set the powerful effects sound has on you and learn to customize your own soundscape for a better quality of life.

• Sound pioneer Joshua Leeds shows how to use music to reduce stress, enhance learning, improve performance, and address conditions as diverse as dyslexia and depression.

• Includes accompanying CD featuring musical examples designed to induce specific mental states such as relaxation, receptivity, concentration, and creativity.

• Includes detailed guides for musicians and healthcare professionals

What we hear--and how we process it--has a far greater impact on our daily living than we realize. From the womb to the moment we die we are inescapably surrounded by sound, and what we hear can either energize or deplete our nervous systems. It is no exaggeration to say that what goes into our ears can harm us or heal us.

In The Power of Sound Joshua Leeds explores the importance of healthy auditory function. He investigates how noise- or stress-induced auditory dysfunction may result in difficulties in learning, communication, and social interactions, and he explains new techniques designed to invigorate auditory skills. The accompanying CD of psychoacoustically refined classical music provides immediate examples of the benefits of music explained in the book. Readers can experience the effects of a variety of sounds and begin the life-enhancing design of their own soundscapes.

Midwest Book Review

Readers will find that The Power of Sound gives them all the information and techniques they need to use their own marvelous ears and sound to enhance their lives...

Anabeth Cox

In this fascinating book, Joshua Leeds discusses the work done by Tomatis and Doman to stimulate the ear and, hence, the body...

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Living Well with Parkinson's

Author: Glenna Wotton Atwood

The long-awaited update to the definitive guide to successfully living with Parkinson's disease

Known for its upbeat, informative, and inspirational guidance, Living Well with Parkinson's includes a wealth of up-to-date medical information for Parkinson's sufferers, who number over 1 million in the U.S. alone. Combined with the author's poignant personal account of her own struggles with the disease, this new edition features coverage of pallidotomy (a new surgical technique), the dramatic implications of recent genetic research, and new drugs and therapies. The book also includes tips on dealing with social services and elder law, maintaining a positive attitude, handling issues with spouses and children, and finding support groups.

Glenna Wotton Atwood, a former home economics teacher from Maine, lived with Parkinson's for over two decades until her death in 1998. Lila Green Hunnewell (Rockaway, NJ) is a freelance writer and editor. Roxanne Moore Saucier (Bangor, ME) is a journalist with the Bangor Daily News.

Table of Contents:
Foreword by Dr. Robert G. Feldman.

Preface to the Second Edition by Blaine Atwood.

Preface to the First Edition.


Chapter 1: Do Not Disturb!

Chapter 2: It’s Not Fair!

Chapter 3: Coping with Frustration: Practical Suggestions for Everyday Living.

Chapter 4: Nutrition That Affects Our Lives.

Chapter 5: Exercise, the Means to an Active Life.

Chapter 6: Attitude Makes All the Difference.

Chapter 7: Doctors and Other Health Professionals.

Chapter 8: Medications and Therapies.

Chapter 9: Spouses—Special and Otherwise.

Chapter 10: Relationships with Our Adult Children.

Chapter 11: Out of the Mouths of Babes . . . .

Chapter 12: One Day at a Time!

Chapter 13: With a Little Help from My Family and Friends.

Chapter 14: Support Groups: Where You Learn What Your Doctor Hasn’t Time to Tell You!

Chapter 15: Is There Life with Parkinson’s?

Appendix A: Parkinson’s Self-Help Organizations in the United States.

Appendix B: American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Centers.

Appendix C: Parkinson’s Organizations in Canada.

Appendix D: Sources of Adaptive Equipment, Clothing, and Other Good Things.

Appendix E: Bibliography for Chapter 8: Medications and Therapies.

Appendix F: General Bibliography (Not Including Sources for Chapter 8).


Friday, November 27, 2009

Marabout or Refined To Real Food

Marabout: Adelgazar

Author: Editors of Larousse Marabout

These smaller-format books give sixty tips on how to reach personal goals such as loosing weight, reducing stress, or dealing with headaches. Each two-page spread gives an overview, specific examples, sources of additional information, and a summary.

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Refined To Real Food: Moving Your Family Toward Healthier, Wholesome Eating

Author: Allison Anneser

It's easy to give in to the convenience of processed foods, in spite of the negative health effects that result from eating foods low in nutrients and high in additives. Many families today want to re-connect with real food, but the prospect of "going organic" is overwhelming, especially when children are involved.
Refined to Real Food is a step-by-step program to make the transition to the right food for our families. the result is a natural (and appealing) daily diet and a healthier family. Included in the book are chapters on feeding health food to children, recipes, and an extensive resource section.
A certified teacher with thirteen years of experience, Allison Anneser has worked extensively with children, parents and the community. Her networks of health experts and like-minded colleagues have provided important collaboration and feedback for her book from people who know and care about real food. Dr. Sara Thyr is a naturopathic doctor who has helped hundreds of people to experience better health by altering their eating habits.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Selfish Brain or Stay Young with Tai Chi

The Selfish Brain: Learning from Addiction

Author: Robert L DuPont

In this country, drug addiction and alcoholism have reached crisis proportions. The grim statistics illuminate the size of this crisis. More than 30 million Americans alive today will become addicted. The use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs causes one out of every four deaths in the United States. Illegal drug use now costs the nation & #36;67 billion a year.

The Selfish Brain: Learning From Addiction takes a comprehensive, no-holds-barred look at the easy path to drug addiction and the tough road to recovery. Written in an easy-to-understand style, this book can help people confront addiction in their own lives and in their families by exploring the biological roots of addiction and the way addicts are allowed to deny their addiction by compassionate, well-meaning people. Based on his experience as a specialist on addiction and as a policymaker, former drug czar Robert L. DuPont, M.D., advocates & ldquo;tough-love& rdquo; measures to strip away the denial that allows addicts to remain trapped in their destructive habit and place them on the road to recovery. He examines treatment options, especially 12-step programs, which he believes are the most effective path to recovery. Powerful and often controversial, The Selfish Brain provides an honest examination of an insidious, destructive disease.

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Stay Young with Tai Chi

Author: Ellae Elinwood

Tai chi is widely embraced as the

Author Bio:

Ellae Elinwood has been

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Journey into Day or When Life Stinks

Journey into Day: Meditations for New Cancer Patients

Author: Rusty Freeman

Author Rusty Freeman has survived bouts with cancer—twice. In this spiritual guide for cancer patients, his focus is on surviving today. Freeman weaves his personal experiences with passages from Scripture to help other cancer patients identify with emotions and practical issues they will face, including depression, fear of death and the unknown, and dealing with people who just don't know what to say or how to relate to those struggling with cancer. Whether the reader is facing a fresh diagnosis, surgery, prolonged and painful treatment, or even the after-struggles of remission, these meditative insights and recommended Scripture passages will be a an uplifting but realistic source of encouragement for those facing a battle with cancer.

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When Life Stinks: How to Deal with Your Bad Moods, Blues, and Depression

Author: Michel Piquemal

Sunscreen(tm): A series that offers good advice in an appealing, portable package>

Ten percent of teenagers suffer from clinical depression and sixty percent of high schoolers have considered suicide. This timely and useful book examines dark moods and mental illness, and gives young people tools for coping, plus advice on when, where, and how to get help.

Publishers Weekly

Two new entries in the Sunscreen paperback series address drugs and depression: Drugs Explained: The Real Deal on Alcohol, Pot, Ecstasy, and More by Pierre Mezinski with Melissa Daly and Francoise Taud, illus. by Redge; and When Life Stinks: How to Deal with Your Bad Moods, Blues, and Depression by Michel Piquemal with Melissa Daly, illus. by Olivier Tossan. As with the previous titles, the volumes present accessible text, often against pastel backgrounds to break up the pages, along with inviting full-page and spot illustrations. The narratives present both sides to often provocative issues (such as whether or not tolegalize drugs), encouraging informed debate. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Francisca Goldsmith - KLIATT

Focusing on specific and well-defined topics such as becoming independent from parents, dealing with the topic of sex in conversations with peers, and identifying when mood swings are normal (however distressing), and addressing them in a paragraph or two on a page shared with colorful cartoon imagery, gives junior high readers an accessible place in which to search for the vocabulary and concepts they may need in order to talk or read about issues more substantively. The advice offered for dealing with parents and teachers is particularly prescient, although the assumption here is that the reader's parents are more likely to be protective than uninvolved. Layout, as well as the once-over-lightly tone, of this small book make it suited to browsing rather than research, even at an elementary level. The bibliography refers entirely to French titles, but the text is as oriented to contemporary US middle class kids as to any other demographic. While the cartoons are sweet, the preponderance of white faces may limit the book's appeal in some collections. There are extracts from teen writings included from about halfway through the book to its end. While not an essential purchase, this effort may be just the starting point some kids need when looking for explanations of their emotional turmoil. KLIATT Codes: J—Recommended for junior high school students. 2004, Abrams, Amulet, Sunscreen, 112p. illus. bibliog. index., Ages 12 to 15.

School Library Journal

Gr 6-10-This reassuring book will help readers to distinguish between age-appropriate feelings and more serious mood disturbances. Individual differences are emphasized as they contribute to emotional reactions and the ability to cope in challenging situations. Normal mood swings, striving for independence, physical changes, and frustration with parents and teachers are some of the topics that are explored. Recommendations for finding professional help when necessary are offered. The pleasing use of blocks of color and cartoon illustrations enhances the text. Web resources, hotlines, and an excellent index are included; the bibliography has only French titles. This book is similar in scope to Kathy McCoy and Charles Wibbelsman's Life Happens (Penguin, 1996). It offers brief coverage of specific challenges of growing up, treated more seriously than in Spencer Johnson's Who Moved My Cheese? for Teens (Penguin, 2002). Using the common-sense suggestions provided, readers will more successfully navigate the turmoil of adolescence.-Sharon A. Neal, Alvernia College, Reading, PA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Arthritis or Bathing Without a Battle


Author: John D Clough

Many books about disease promise cures. Sufferers often go from one book to another without getting better. Between 10 and 20 percent of Americans of all ages will suffer from some sort of arthritis. Despite hundreds of prescription and over-the-counter products that target "the aches and pains of arthritis," it is frequently misunderstood. There are dozens of types of arthritis, some serious and life-threatening. Figuring out what type of arthritis a person has is key to the treatment and overall risk of disability a patient may have. This guide provides a straightforward and clear examination of arthritis and serves as a complete home reference for anyone.

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Bathing Without a Battle: Personal Care of Individuals with Dementia

Author: Philip D Sloan

This book presents an individualized, problem solving approach to bathing and personal care of individuals with dementia. Based on extensive original research and clinical experience, the editors and their contributors have developed strategies and techniques that work in both institutional and home settings. Their approach is also appropriate for caregiving activities other than bathing. Readers will find practice guidelines, transfer techniques, lists of suppliers of bathing equipment, and the description of a complete training program for direct caregivers. Illustrations, charts, checklists, and relevant websites are provided throughout.


Suggests ways to mitigate the distress and discomfort experienced during bathing by elderly people with dementia. The 13 chapters identify possible sources of distress, and recommend an in-bed towel bath as a successful alternative to showers. The guide is primarily intended for institutions, but home caregivers should also find it useful. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Friday, February 20, 2009

Pilates or Cuida a Tu Hijo

Pilates: El Control Armonioso del Cuerpo

Author: Patricia Lamond

Each book in this beautifully illustrated series collects the most popular and effective techniques to energize, fortify, relieve stress, and strengthen and relax the body and mind.

About the Author:
Patricia Lamond worked as a professional ballerina and is the owner of a pilates studio.


These step-by-step guides form the perfect introduction to yoga and Pilates. Full-color photographs illustrate key moves and positions. Pilates concentrates on mat work rather than equipment-based routines, using illustrations to explain what is happening with the bones and muscles. The yoga book invites readers to practice yoga at home, offering basic exercises and explaining how they work, how they benefit the body, and how to do them well. Other titles in this Health and Well-being series include Yoga para embarazadas (Yoga for Pregnancy), Tai Chi, Meditacion y relajacion (Meditation and Relaxation), and Masaje (Massage). Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Cuida a Tu Hijo: Preguntas Y Respuestas Sobre El Desarrollo Y Enfermedades de Los Ninos

Author: Javier Benito Fernandez

Offering information and advice on children's health issues and ailments and serving as a useful tool for communicating with a pediatrician, this book offers information in an easy-to-understand format to help families ensure their children's health. From caring for a baby to getting vaccinations and solving sleeping problems, this guide will ease the minds of parents when it comes to tending to their children's health.

Ofrece información y consejos sobre la salud de niños y sirve como una guía de comunicación para los padres con su pediatra, este texto ofrece información básica para ayudar a las familias a mantener a sus niños sanos. Desde el nacimiento del bebé hasta obtener vacunaciones y resolver problemas de dormir, este texto da respuestas a todo tipo de preguntas que tienen los padres sobre la salud de sus niños.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Losing Weight When Diets Fail or Diagnosis

Losing Weight When Diets Fail: The Clinically Proven Power Program

Author: Tom Kersting

Your subconscious mind is like a computer, says author Dr. Tom Kersting. For years you've been programming it with eating habits that make you overweight. The Kersting solution for losing weight and keeping it off is power programming,-his method for uninstalling the subconscious mind's make-me-fat software and replacing it with new programming that will make you want to exercise and eat wholesome foods in moderation.

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Diagnosis: Cancer: Your Guide to the First Months of Healthy Survivorship

Author: Wendy Schlessel Harpham

The book you need to make the right decisions and get good care fromdiagnosis through treatment. This classic work by a physician survivor has helped thousands of cancer patients and their families. Now updated with the latest information on diagnosis and treatment, it provides expanded information and advice that helps Healthy Survivors through the accompanying challenges. New to this edition is the Harpham's Decision Tool, a unique chart for deciding on your best course of treatment. A succinct and empowering book for those diagnosed with any type of cancer, Diagnosis: Cancer covers all the important topics that will help you through these months of turmoil, including information on clinical trials and alternative therapies, as well as how to use the medical system. This book will guide you to act most effectively for the best care, while nourishing hope. 5 b/w illustrations.

Author Biography: Wendy Harpham is the author of After Cancer and When a Parent Has Cancer. A nationally recognized speaker, she lives in Dallas with her family. Her awards include the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship's Natalie Davis Spingarn Writer's Award, the Lymphoma Research Foundation's Ellen Glesby Cohen Leadership Award, and the Texas Governor's Award for Health. One is faced with the diagnosis of cancer, this is the one. (Leonard A. Zwelling, MD, Vice President for Research Administration, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Therapy 101 or Hand and Foot Reflexology

Therapy 101: A Brief Look at Modern Psychotherapy Techniques & How They Can Help

Author: Jeffrey Wood

Do you feel anxious, depressed, or angry? Are you tired of seeing your therapist week after week and still not feeling better? Do you wish you knew all the treatment options available to you? Do you want to know which therapies are clinically proven to help your specific condition? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you.

This book will teach readers about proven-effective, modern treatments for psychological disorders, how the treatments work, what problems they are most likely to help, and how and why these modern therapies differ from classic psychology, such as Jung and Freud. Equipped with this resource, you'll be in a powerful position to take control of your own mental health care and make important positive changes in your life. Includes ACT, CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and other therapies on the horizon.

Chapters will feature informational pull quotes, sidebars, lists, and boxed text.

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Hand and Foot Reflexology: A Self-Help Guide

Author: Kevin Kunz

Here's a revolutionary way to fine-tune your relationship with your body, reduce stress, and feel better all over: Stimulate the reflexes in your hands and feet!

It's all in this hands-on encyclopedia of personal reflexology information. Here, Kevin and Barbara Kunz (authors of The Complete Guide to Foot Reflexology) bring you their unique self-health approach to wellness. Through reflexology, they teach you how to free and channel your pent-up energy -- and to prevent and correct common health problems.

With more than 500 detailed instructions, this book includes:

* Why your feet and hands are "important sensory organs," and their "special relationship" with your whole body.

* Why reflexology works.

* Specially designed pressure and movement techniques that reduce stress and actually alter the body's tension level. Fully illustrated, with step-by-step procedures, for quick and easy application!

* Treatment plans for specific aliments, from acne to whiplash.

* Stride Replication, the Kunzes' latest program of foot and hand relaxation.

* A more in-depth look at body parts and their corresponding areas in the hands and feet -- all conveniently indexed.

Whether you are using it as a quick reference or as the basis for further study. Hand and Foot Reflexology: A Self-Help Guide tells you what you need to know about the simple but potent experience of eflexology -- by yourself and for yourself.

Table of Contents:

Preface Introduction THEORY AND PRINCIPLES The Feet, Hands and Body: A Special Relationship The Body Manager: Taking Advantage of the Way the Body Works

Principles of Body Management

Learning the Body's Language

Proprioception: The Language of Movement Body Perceptions Possibilities of Interaction:

Working with Proprioception Using the Body's Relationships The Body's Relationships

Choosing a Program of Wellness: Putting Time on Your Side

Time Planning for Consistency Finding a Technique for the Time and Place

Setting Up Your Program

Starting Off Developing a Consistent Pattern Questions and Answers

TECHNIQUES Reflexology -- Three Basic Techniques

The Grasp: A Technique Fundamental The Grip Technique Rotating on a Point Technique Thumb and Finger Walking Technique

Technique Summary Chart

Foot Reflexology: Applied Techniques

Bottom of Foot Top of Foot Sides of Foot Miscellaneous

Technique Summary Chart

Hand Reflexology: Applied Techniques

Palm of Hand Top of Hand Sides of Hand Miscellaneous

Technique Summary Chart

Stride Replication CHARTS Foot Reflexology Hand Reflexology Zones Glossary of Symbols

Technique Patterns

THE DIRECTORY Special Interests How to Use Special Interests Listing of Special Interests A quick reference guide to Special Interests with suggested areas of emphasis, arranged alphabetically Body Parts How to Use Body Parts Listing of Body Parts A detailed reflexology reference guide to parts of the body, arranged alphabetically Philosophy of Self-Help Bibliography Index

Monday, February 16, 2009

Absolute Body Power or Keep fit Exercises for Kids

Absolute Body Power: A Total Circuit Training and Aerobic Workout

Author: Alan Harris

The only workout that combines the best elements of all the newest fitness trends.

With weight-consciousness rising every day, Americans are turning to a variety of new trends to stay trim and healthy. Everyone has a different idea about what type of exercise is best for your health and fitness. Some swear by Pilates and yoga, others go with classic weight training. Some routines focus on building a firmer physique, while others work on less aesthetic goals, such as strengthening your joints or improving your heart rate. With so many routines out there, choosing an exercise regimen can be the hardest part of getting in shape.

Absolute Body Power makes the decision easier by combining the best elements of the newest exercise trends to create a blend of fitness that will work for almost everybody. Based on the bestselling Absolute Body Power and Total Circuit Training workout videos, this new book gives you a simple yet powerful plan to maximize the benefits of aerobics, strength training, yoga, and Pilates. Including two easy-to-follow workouts on one deluxe 40-minute DVD, getting in shape couldn't be easier.

Exercising is not the only element of healthy living. Absolute Body Power also gives you a healthy eating plan and an interactive fitness journal to help you keep track of your progress, empowering you with the fundamentals of a fit and healthy lifestyle. 200 photos; 40-minute DVD included.

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Keep-fit Exercises for Kids

Author: Hermann Aschwer

The number of postural defects among school children today is alarming. Despite this, physical education classes at school are continuously dropping in importance. This book's aim is to offer assistance to all those people actively involved in putting a stop to postural deficiencies, among children and youth in three different steps: After an introduction into the basic principles, and a detailed discussion of the positive effects of gymnastic exercises specifically for children and adolescents, comes a wide variety of easy-to-follow exercises which are clearly explained and illustrated. Gymnastic forms of exercise which are tailor-made for children and adolescents should imply fun and pleasure for those concerned. This practice oriented book enables professional and experienced work by trainers and sports instructors alike.

Table of Contents:
1Why Gymnastic Exercises for Young Children and Adolescents?13
1.1Maintaining Flexibility14
1.2Strengthening the Support Apparatus17
2The Complex Locomotor System21
2.1What Belongs to the Passive Apparatus of Locomotion?22
2.2What Belongs to the Active Apparatus of Locomotion?24
3Development - From a Child to an Adolescent25
3.1Motor Development26
3.2Characteristic Forms of Behavior28
3.3The Holistic Method of Observation33
4Causes of Postural Defects and Deficiencies35
5Timing and Content of a Gymnastics Lesson Specifically for Children and Adolescents38
6Tips and Sample Exercises for Warming up41
6.1Greeting or Getting-to-Know Games41
6.2Warm-up Phase42
7Exercises for Strengthening and Stretching the Lower Extremities45
7.1Strengthening and Stretching Foot and Calf Muscles46
Exercises 1-12
7.2Strengthening and Stretching Leg and Hip Muscles58
Exercises 13-43
8Exercises for Stabilizing and Stretching Trunk Muscles89
Exercises 44-63
9Exercises for Strengthening and Stretching the Upper Extremities109
Exercises 64-79
10Exercises for Strengthening the Whole Body125
Exercises 80-84
11Identifying Disturbances in Balance130
11.1Exercises for Balance Training131
Exercises 85-89
12Identifying Disturbances in Coordination136
12.1Exercises for Coordinative Training138
Exercises 90-95
13Perception - Physical and Spatial Orientation144
13.1Exercises for Perception146
Exercises 96-100
14Sample Exercise Programs151
15Games with that Extra Something154
16Some Words of Advice in the Case of Sports Injuries159
16.1Emergency Measures159
16.2Consequences of Overstrain161
17Important Principles for Nutrition163
Photo & Illustration Credits168

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Safe Drinking Water Act and Interpretation or Insulin Resistance and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Safe Drinking Water Act and Interpretation

Author: Thomas W Carter

Key drinking water issues on include problems caused by specific contaminants, such as the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), perchlorate, and lead, as well as the related issue of the appropriate federal role in providing financial assistance for water infrastructure projects. Congress last reauthorized the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) in 1996, and although funding authority for most SDWA programs expired in FY2003, broad reauthorization efforts are not expected as EPA, states, and water utilities remain busy implementing the requirements of the 1996 amendments. Concerns about perchlorate in drinking water also have returned to the congressional agenda, after the past Congress enacted several provisions on this issue. H.R. 213 has been introduced to require EPA to set a drinking water standard for perchlorate in 2007, and a January 2005 National Academy of Sciences report on the health effects of perchlorate has increased oversight interest in perchlorate regulatory activities at EPA. Concerns over the security of the nation's drinking water supplies were addressed by the 107th Congress through the Bioterrorism Preparedness Act (P.L. 107-188), which amended SDWA to require community water systems to conduct vulnerability assessments and prepare emergency response plans. Subsequent congressional action has involved oversight and funding of water security assessment and planning efforts and research. An ongoing SDWA issue involves the growing cost and complexity of drinking water standards and the ability of water systems, especially small, rural systems, to comply with standards. The issue of the cost of drinking water standards, particularly the new arsenicstandard, has merged with the larger debate over the federal role in assisting communities with financing drinking water infrastructure — an issue that has become more challenging in a time of tightened budgets. Congress authorized a drinking water state revolving fund (DWSRF) program in 1996 to help communities finance projects needed to meet standards. For FY2005, Congress provided $843 million for the DWSRF program, and the President has requested $850 million for FY2006. Notwithstanding this program, studies show that a large funding gap exists and will grow as SDWA requirements increase and infrastructure ages.

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Insulin Resistance and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Pathogenesis, Evaluation, and Treatment

Author: Evanthia Diamanti Kandarakis

Despite dizzyingly fast-paced advances over the past two decades, even the definition of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) remains in dispute. Insulin Resistance and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Pathogenesis, Evaluation, and Treatment highlights the recent transition of PCOS from an infertility disorder with a diagnosis based on ovarian tissue histology to a more complex clinical entity, a metabolic disorder in which insulin resistance plays a central role. With an expert panel of authors, each chapter provides an up-to-date and balanced overview of PCOS, paying special attention to the central role of insulin resistance in the syndrome's pathogenesis and in the management of its reproductive and metabolic abnormalities.

Comprehensive and thought-provoking, Insulin Resistance and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Pathogenesis, Evaluation, and Treatment is an invaluable resource for endocrinologists, gynecologists, and internists eager to learn more about this controversial and challenging disease.

Features: An up-to-date and balanced overview of PCOS, with specific attention to the role of insulin resistance in its pathogenesis, Examines diet and lifestyle factors in the aetiology and management of PCOS.

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Reviewer:Monica Mortensen, DO(University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description:This is an overview of the association between insulin resistance and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) with a special focus on pathogenesis, evaluation, and treatment. The book also focuses on the other metabolic and fertility issues occurring in PCOS.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide an up-to-date overview of PCOS and its metabolic consequences, specifically insulin resistance.
Audience:Although it can be used by students and residents, it is written primarily for practitioners whose focus is either in endocrinology or obstetrics/gynecology.
Features:The book discusses the pathogenesis of PCOS including both genetic and environmental factors that influence insulin resistance and PCOS. It reviews the complications and available therapeutic options. The chapters pertaining to adrenarche and the related genes are helpful. The only shortcoming is the organization of the chapters, which could have been better arranged for better flow of information.
Assessment:The book is useful and the information is current and relevant. As a pediatric endocrinologist, I found the obstetrics/gynecology chapters helpful, since I don't frequently manage the fertility issues of PCOS.

Table of Contents:
Preface     vii
Contributors     xiii
Evaluation for Insulin Resistance and Comorbidities Related to Insulin Resistance in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Ricardo Azziz     1
Fat Distribution and Adipose Products in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Enrico Carmina     15
Treatment of Infertility in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Ovulation Induction   Deborah S. Wachs   R. Jeffery Chang     25
Imaging Studies in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Sophie Jonard   Yann Robert   Yves Ardaens   Didier Dewailly     39
Genes Related to Metabolic Abnormalities or Insulin Resistance in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Hector F. Escobar-Morreale     49
Anti-Androgens   Kursad Unluhizarci   Fahrettin Kelestimur     69
Lipid Abnormalities in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Djuro Macut     79
Serine Phosphorylation, Insulin Resistance, and the Regulation of Androgen Synthesis   Andrew A. Bremer   Walter L. Miller     99
Chronic Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Oral Contraceptive Pills   Shahla Nader     115
Insulin-Sensitizing Drugs for the Treatment of Infertility in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Cynthia S. Ryan   John E. Nestler     133
Dietand Lifestyle Factors in the Etiology and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   R. J. Norman   L. J. Moran     147
Adrenarche: The Interrelationship of Androgens/Insulin on the Development of the Metabolic Syndrome/Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Sharon E. Oberfield   Natasha Leibel   Lauren Antler   Miriam Silfen   Lenore S. Levine   Mary Horlick   Goldy Carbunaru   Ximena Lopez   Songya Pang     163
Cardiovascular Disease and Inflammation   Francesco Orio, Jr.   Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis   Stefano Palomba     181
Surgery and Laser Diathermy   Stefano Palomba   Fulvio Zullo   Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis   Francesco Orio, Jr.     191
Late Pregnancy Complications in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Dimitrios Panidis   Neoklis A. Georgopoulos     209
Glucose Intolerance   Vincenzo Toscano     223
Hormonal and Biochemical Evaluation of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Bulent O. Yildiz     241
Endometrial Carcinoma in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Emmanuel Diakomanolis     249
Statins, Oxidative Stress, and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Pinar H. Kodaman   Antoni J. Duleba     263
Glucose Intolerance in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Focus on the [beta]-Cell   David A. Ehrmann     279
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Definitions and Epidemiology   Bart C. J. M. Fauser   Frank J. Broekmans   Joop S. E. Laven   Nick S. Macklon   Basil Tarlatzis     287
Anovulation in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Stephen Franks     297
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Walter Futterweit     303
"Secondary" Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Gregory Kaltsas   George Chrousos     317
Long-Term Sequelae of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Association With Insulin Resistance and the Metabolic Syndrome   Richard S. Legro     335
The Insulin Resistance of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Marek Demissie   Richard S. Legro   Andrea Dunaif     349
Therapeutic Aspects of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescence   George Mastorakos   Carolina Koliopoulos   George Creatsas     355
Lifestyle Intervention in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome   Onno E. Janssen   Susanne Tan   Susanne Hahn     371
Involvement of the Endocannabinoid System in Metabolism and Fertility: Potential Implication in the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Uberto Pagotto   Alessandra Gambineri   Valentina Vicennati   Renato Pasquali     385
Insulin Resistance: Definition and Epidemiology in Normal Women and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Women   Renato Pasquali   Alessandra Gambineri     397
Clinical Evaluation of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Ann E. Taylor     417
Pharmaceutical Intervention in Metabolic and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis     431
Insulin Resistance and Early Pregnancy Loss in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome   Daniela Jakubowicz   Susmeeta T. Sharma     451
Index     467

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tai Chi Connections or Mothering Mother

Tai Chi Connections: Advancing Your Tai Chi Experience

Author: John Loupos

With training skills on rooting, stepping and TaiChi's mechanical nuances, you'll also learn how to slow your life down be free and develop a modality for life long happiness.

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Mothering Mother: A Daughter's Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir

Author: Carol D ODell

Compelling, heartrending, brutally honest, and funny by turns, this personal memoir chronicles the author's decision not to put her mother—who has Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease—in "one of those homes" and relays the far-reaching consequences this choice has on her entire family. This refreshing and entertaining account, written in real time during the last three years of her mother's life, will help those struggling with their own decisions regarding elder care and end of life decisions. Touching on the importance of relationships—how they impact personal belief systems and attitudes about quality of life—this authentic and timely narrative explores the larger questions of faith, hope, and ultimately, death.


A beautiful rendering of a difficult but all-too-common situation, told with plenty of humor, a touch of martyrdom, and much love.

Times Union (Jacksonville Florida)

Make[s] you laugh and cry, often at the same time, and would be a godsend to current or potential care-givers.

Armchair Interviews

Carol O'Dell is my new hero. . . . Told in vignettes instead of a linear fashion, O'Dell tells in brutal honesty the horrors and pleasures of exactly what one shoulders when saying, 'Come live with us; I'll take care of you.'

What People Are Saying

Judy H. Wright
"I loved this book! I not only loved it, I lived it. I laughed, I smiled and shuddered reading this book. O'Dell has captured the essence of every Baby Boomer's struggle to parent our parents."--(Judy H. Wright, author, Kids, Chores & More)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Human Biology and Health or Fashion Apparel Accessories and Home Furnishings

Human Biology and Health: An Evolutionary Approach (Health and Disease Series)

Author: Basiro Davey

This book starts from the premise that patterns of illness and disability in modern human populations have been influenced by the biological and cultural evolution of the human species over the last five million years. Developments as diverse as the transition to an upright posture, the farming of grains, close contact with domestic animals, the use of cooking, and the proliferation of urban settlements, industrial processes and international travel have all had profound effects on human health. The evolution of infectious, genetic and degenerative diseases are viewed through the interaction between human biology and human culture, which helps explain the variation in susceptibility to disease between individuals and populations.

The authors are biologists who have written an introduction to human biology and evolution that is accessible to a general readership, but which aims to teach some fundamental biological principles, including DNA and the nature of genes, the structure and functions of cells, the evolution of infectious agents and the human immune system, and the interaction between human physiology and the physical environment. The potential for new biomedical and genetic technologies to offer partial solutions to a few major health problems is considered, alongside the ethical dilemmas they pose for health services and for individuals in the developed world. The book contains case-studies on genetic screening and gene therapy, lactose intolerance and dioxin pollution, and ends with the suggestion that the pace of cultural change is now seriously challenging human capacity to evolve genetic and social adaptations to maintain and improve health.


Presents an evolutionary history of human health and disease, starting from the premise that patterns of illness and disability in 20th- century populations have been influenced by the biological and cultural evolution of the human species over the last five million years. Focuses on the evolution of infectious, genetic and degenerative diseases and emphasizes the degree of variation in susceptibility between individuals and between human populations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Fashion Apparel, Accessories and Home Furnishings

Author: Jay Diamond

Appropriate for Product or Market Knowledge courses in Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising programs. This text provides up-to-the-minute details to aide in the understanding of raw materials used in fashion product manufacturing, apparel classifications and their product lines, numerous different wearable accessories and enhancements and the host of home furnishings used for interior design.

Table of Contents:


             Chapter 1      The Nature and Scope of the Industry Segments


             Chapter 2       Textiles

             Chapter 3       Leather

             Chapter 4       Furs

             Chapter 5       Metals and Stones

             Chapter 6     Glass, Ceramics and Woods


              Chapter 7     Designing and Producing Apparel Collections

              Chapter 8      Women’s Clothing

              Chapter 9      Men’s Clothing

              Chapter 10      Children’s Clothing


            Chapter 11      Footwear, Handbags, Luggage and Belts

             Chapter 12      Jewelry and Watches

            Chapter 13      Gloves, Hats, Hosiery, Scarves, Umbrellas, and Eyewear

            Chapter 14      Cosmetics and Fragrances


 Chapter 15      Tableware: Dinnerware, Flatware, Glassware, Hollowware,    Tabletops, and Candle Holders

 Chapter 16      Furniture, Lighting, Wall Art, Decorative Frames, Wall Coverings, and Decorative Accessories

           Chapter 17     Linens and Bedding

           Chapter 18      Flooring: Rugs, Carpet, and Hard Surface Materials

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Way of Stretching or Diabetes

The Way of Stretching: Flexibility for Body and Mind

Author: Anne Kent Rush

A great new basic guide to stretching—for beginners and seasoned athletes alike—that emphasizes the power of combined mental and physical exercise to achieve and maintain good health.For anyone intimidated by yoga—for anyone who seeks the benefits of increased flexibility but is put off by yoga's esoteric chants and unnatural-seeming positions—THE WAY OF STRETCHING offers a practical alternative. Working from the assumption that flexibility is essential to physical well-being and that a relaxed mental state is essential to achieving maximum flexibility, Rush has developed a comprehensive program encompassing a wide range of physical exercises that tone various parts of the body: breathing exercises that replenish energy and meditation and visualization exercises that stimulate mental development. With its clear, step-by-step instructions and helpful line drawings throughout, this book offers a unique and pleasurable solution to everyday aches and pains, diminished athletic abilities, loss of flexibility due to aging, and mental stress. THE WAY OF STRETCHING marks the dawn of a new age of vitality, well-being, and physical performance.

Author Biography: Anne Kent Rush is the author of several highly successful books on physical conditioning and preventive health care, including the bestselling Getting Clear: Body Work for Women, The Back Rub Book, and Romantic Massage. She lives in Alabama.

Publishers Weekly

Rush draws on principles and practices from yoga, massage, the Japanese martial art aikido and other traditions for her comprehensive program to create and sustain health through a balanced system of "safe stretching." According to the author, who has written many books on massage and yoga, the easiest low-impact movements offer the greatest benefits (in terms of longevity). Key to Rush's system is what she calls the Rush Reverse, an approach to exercise that trains the body to stretch "by relaxing rather than by straining." Readers who have been practicing yoga will probably be familiar with the chakra system (which focuses on centers of physical, emotional and spiritual energy), around which Rush structures her program. While the book's b&w line drawings are somewhat rudimentary, Rush's instructions and explanations are clear and thorough. Breathing practices, relaxation techniques and a focus on finding pleasure in movement are central to Rush's program, and her holistic approach incorporates a wide variety of ways for readers who can't engage in more strenuous physical activity to become fit. This work offers a wealth of solid information. Agent, Katinka Matson. (Aug.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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Diabetes: Caring for Your Emotions As Well As Your Health

Author: Jerry Edelwich

In an era of managed care, the newly diagnosed patient with diabetes goes home to face daily questions about how to cope with the disease. This extensively revised edition of a guide that has become truly indispensable covers all such questions: adjusting to the emotional impact of diabetes; making decisions about diet, exercise, types of medication, and new technology; finding the best care; and facing the uncertainty surrounding complications and their effect on marriage and family, sex, and career choice. A new resource section and up-to-date information on new research and improved self-management make this helpful and understanding book more essential than ever.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Aging Interventions and Therapies or Why Women Wear What They Wear

Aging Interventions and Therapies

Author: Suresh I S Rattan

"This comprehensive volume surveys the molecular, cellular, hormonal, nutritional, medical and lifestyle strategies being tested and applied for the prevention, intervention and treatment of age-related diseases. This book provides unique scientific, ethical and social perspectives on the discussion of aging intervention. In addition, the latest technologies in development, which will have serious bearings on future aging interventions, are reviewed." Aging Interventions and Therapies is ideal for, graduates and undergraduates in universities and medical and nursing colleges, as well as post-graduates researching different aspects of aging and anti-aging. The topics covered are also highly relevant for professionals in the pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, nutrition and healthcare industries, and practicing clinicians looking for a reliable and up-to-date resource on aging intervention and therapy.

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Why Women Wear What They Wear

Author: Sophie Woodward

Each morning we establish an image and an identity for ourselves through the simple act of getting dressed. Why Women Wear What they Wear presents an intimate ethnography of clothing choice. The book uses real women's lives and clothing decisions-observed and discussed at the moment of getting dressed - to illustrate theories of clothing, the body, and identity. Woodward pieces together what women actually think about clothing, dress and the body in a world where popular media and culture presents an increasingly extreme and distorted view of femininity and the ideal body. Immediately accessible to all those who have stood in front of a mirror and wondered 'does my bum look big in this?', 'is this skirt really me?' or 'does this jacket match?', Why Women Wear What they Wear provides students of anthropology and fashion with a fresh perspective on the social issues and constraints we are all consciously or unconsciously negotiating when we get dressed.

Table of Contents:
Acknowledgements     ix
Introduction     1
Understanding Women and Their Wardrobes     9
Hanging Out in the Home and the Bedroom     31
But What Were You Wearing? Clothes and Memories     51
Looking Good, Feeling Right: The Aesthetics of Getting Dressed     67
Looking in the Mirror: Seeing and Being Seen     83
Mothers, Daughters, Friends: Dressing in Relationships     101
Fashion: Making and Breaking the Rules     119
Dressing Up and Dressing Down: Can You Wear Jeans?     135
Conclusions     153
Bibliography     159
Index     169

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bald No More or Dealing with Depression

Bald No More

Author: Morton Walker

After years of scientific research, there is finally a way to re-ignite one's natural hair growth process. And now, an award-winning medical journalist shares this exciting news in a practical, easy-to-follow program. Readers learn how to stop baldness and regrow the hair they thought had been lost forever with the hair-preserving routine that really works!

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Dealing with Depression: A Commonsense Guide to Mood Disorders

Author: Gordon Parker

Covering both traditional and alternative approaches to treating depression, this fully revised and updated guide outlines the many different types of depression, including mood swings, clinical depression, and bipolar disorders. Each type of depression is explained fully and is accompanied by suggestions for the most appropriate treatments. Simple descriptions and a user-friendly layout make this guide accessible for those suffering from mood disorders, their families, and the health professionals who care for them. Expanded sections on bipolar disorders and the influence of personality styles on nonmelancholic disorders are included in this new edition, and an online diagnostic test associated with the book encourages confidence in self-diagnosis and in seeking professional care.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Acupuncture or Food Marketing to Children and Youth

Acupuncture: The Cure of Many Diseases

Author: Felix Mann

Acupuncture: Cure of many diseases is one of the most widely read popular books on acupuncture in the Western World, with editions in seven languages. The new edition has been revised and up-dated and includes new chapters on 'strong Reactors' and the 'liver'.

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Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity?

Author: J Michael McGinnis

Creating an environment in which children in the United States grow up healthy should be a high priority for the nation. Yet the prevailing pattern of food and beverage marketing to children in America represents, at best, a missed opportunity, and at worst, a direct threat to the health prospects of the next generation. Children's dietary and related health patterns are shaped by the interplay of many factors their biologic affinities, their culture and values, their economic status, their physical and social environments, and their commercial media environments all of which, apart from their genetic predispositions, have undergone significant transformations during the past three decades. Among these environments, none have more rapidly assumed central socializing roles among children and youth than the media. With the growth in the variety and the penetration of the media have come a parallel growth with their use for marketing, including the marketing of food and beverage products. What impact has food and beverage marketing had on the dietary patterns and health status of American children? The answer to this question has the potential to shape a generation and is the focus of Food Marketing to Children and Youth. This book will be of interest to parents, federal and state government agencies, educators and schools, health care professionals, industry companies, industry trade groups, media, and those involved in community and consumer advocacy.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Muscles Speed and Lies or Fitness Boxing

Muscles, Speed and Lies: What the Sport Supplement Industry Does Not Want Athletes or Consumers to Know

Author: David Lightsey

In 2000, the Nutrition Business Journal reported that health-conscious consumers and athletes combined spent more than $5 billion in 2000 on various sport supplements that promised to enhance their health, physical development, or performance. But do these supplements really offer the benefits they claim in their advertising and on their packaging? And are they safe?

David Lightsey, the nutrition and food science advisor to an award-winning consumer advocacy Web page, maintains that the sports supplement industry regularly and knowingly makes false claims, and since it has yet to be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, consumers are unprotected from products that are unnecessary, may cause great harm, or even lead to death. Aware that much of the problem stems from a lack of information about general nutrition, dietary supplements, and beneficial lifestyle changes, Lightsey provides answers to such questions as:

* Do excessive protein supplements actually hinder performance and strength gains?
* Can over-the-counter supplements be more effective than steroids?
* Why are fat cells so easy to accumulate and so hard to diminish in size?
* Are antioxidants helpful or harmful?
* Which dietary changes have the most effect on physical development and training?
* How much body fat can be safely lost in one week?

In Muscles, Lies, and Speed, Lightsey helps educators, consumers, coaches, athletes, and parents navigate through all of the hype about supplements, and he offers advice on alternative dietary changes that can yield much healthier and longer-lasting results than the latest "miracle" pill.

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Reviewer:Mark E. Lavallee, MD, CSCS, FACSM(Memorial Sports Medicine Institute)
Description:This book will enlighten readers about the often murky world of the sports supplement industry. Readers will be surprised at the steps which the $16 billion dollar supplement industry takes to sell their products, involving everything from misrepresenting research, the addition of banned substances, inaccurate marketing, incorrect product labeling, and lobbying congress for protective legislation to outright lying to consumers and athletes.
Purpose:The author's purpose is three-fold: first, to expose the sport supplement industry's history of lies, deceit, and greed, similar to Ralph Nader's campaign that exposed the safety concerns of the Corvair; second, to educate athlete-consumers on the real science behind vitamins, carbohydrates, protein, antioxidants, and other supplements; and, finally, to give athlete-consumers some practical applications and ways to apply the information to their lives.
Audience:This book is essential reading for the interested athlete or coach. Particularly, it should be required reading for those studying in the field of clinical sports science (undergrads, grad students), allied health professionals (ATCs, personal trainers, dieticians), and primary care sports medicine physicians.
Features:This well researched book starts by exposing the sports supplement industry for what the author sees it is: big business, and not necessarily concerned about health, safety, truth, or honesty. The book then tackles in systematic fashion the complex myths and realities about vitamins, minerals, antioxidants,protein, and carbohydrates. The author pulls it all together in the end, making his recommendations. The list of resources, references, and index are quite extensive and well done.
Assessment:This well written book keeps readers' attention while discussing very eloquently the science of nutrition and the myths revolving around the supplement industry. The author accomplishes the difficult task of addressing two different groups with this book: the athlete and the more educated sports science/sports medicine student. This book parallels Faust's Gold : Inside the East German Doping Machine by Steven Ungerleider (St. Martin's Press, 2001) which exposed the doping issues associated with East German athletes in the 1970s and 1980s.

Read also MCTS or Crashing the Gate

Fitness Boxing

Author: Andreas Riem

The move&box training involves perfect physical harmony, suppleness, movement accuracy, coordination, intensive breathing for optimal oxygen uptake and quick reactions - in short: it is all about personal well-being, one of the most important tasks of a leisure sport.

All the moves and exercises are borrowed from boxing training. Elements from other sports like kickboxing, karate or even aerobics can easily be incorporated into the training so that it can be adapted within a class to any performance level or expectation. The class structure strictly follows sports-pedagogical guidelines and includes warm-up training, muscle stretching, technique and partner training as well as a relaxing cooldown.

Boxing is a sport that has always been treated with respect due to its component of athleticism. That is why a chapter is dedicated to the history of boxing up to the present day. The sport of boxing has a frequently misunderstood public image though, often represented as one-sided and only performance-related, this is why an explanation of its principal technical features is provided. The main body of the book features exercise guidelines for boxercise, which can be performed both by groups and by individuals.

About the Author:
Andreas Riem is a several-times German Kickboxing Champion, third place European Aero Kickboxing Champion and is a proven coach of competitive, leisure and fitness athletes

Table of Contents:
Recommendations$dBy the President of the Westphalian Amateur Boxing Association     8$dBy the President of WAKO Germany (World Association of Kickboxing Organizations)     9
Introductory Section     10
Welcome: to move&box     10
Fitness and Boxing: Feel good about life     14
Boxing for Fitness: Medical background     19
Complex Training Goal: Fundamental building blocks     25
Mini Boxing Academy: A general introduction     29
Main Section move&box     41
Training Groups and Facilities     41
Warm-up: Exercises     44
Jumping Rope: Introduction, exercises     46
Technique: Training, execution     48
Partner Training: Presentation of exercises     51
Cardio Training: Exercises     53
Cool Down: Cool down and relaxation exercises     56
Reflection: Understanding and awareness     58
All About Fitness Boxing     59
Choice of Music: Setting the mood     59
Sample Class Format: move&box course     62
Sandbags etc.: All types of training equipment     66
Home Training: Selected exercises     75
Fitness Boxing in Gyms: A modern workout for differing requirements     87
Boxing: A classical sport     91
Boxing: An established combat sport     96
Boxing: A sport for all     101
Appendix     104
Index     104
Authors' Profiles     108
Credits     109

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Power Pacing for Indoor Cycling or Parenting the Custodial Grandchild

Power Pacing for Indoor Cycling

Author: Kris Kory

Power Pacing for Indoor Cycling - written by co-developer Kristopher Kory and master trainer Tom Seabourne - provides step-by-step instructions on how to build cardiovascular endurance and power through nonimpact, full-body workouts. Choose from 11 workouts and 30 drills that vary in intensity to develop a tailored program based on your personal fitness goals. Also included are 113 photos showing safe and correct cycling techniques, 48 strength exercises, workouts for cyclists, and mind-body training: a combination unique to Power Pacing.

See also: Celebrate the Seasons or Liquid Kitchen

Parenting the Custodial Grandchild: Implications For Clinical Practice

Author: Patricia Kaminski

No other book exists that focuses on the variability among custodial grandparent caregivers. With a focus on diversity among grandparent-headed families in domestic and international settings, over 35 contributors explore the many parameters of diversity among custodial grandparents. It also provides a wealth of information and a basis for which national and state-run services can evaluate their current policies and devise funds, services, and programs which can help this growing population successfully raise their grandchildren and our nation?s future leaders.

Table of Contents:

Section 1: Diversity Across Individuals
* Grandmothers

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Laboratory Handbook for the Fractionation of Natural Extracts or Physical Activity and Nutrition for Health

Laboratory Handbook for the Fractionation of Natural Extracts

Author: Peter J Houghton

This laboratory manual will be welcomed by all research scientists involved in the extraction, fractionation and isolation of compounds from natural materials, especially those working with plants. The book is clear and concise, and features practical exercises to illustrate the techniques described in every chapter. It will provide an invaluable research reference tool for those scientists investigating the potential benefits of ethnomedicine and the properties of chemicals isolated from natural flora.

Book review: Pocket Guide to Ontario Wineries Wines Vineyards and Vines or 125 Best Entertaining Recipes

Physical Activity and Nutrition for Health: Includes 124 Reproducibles on CD-ROM

Author: Chris Hopper

60 pilot-tested, ready-to-go lesson plans

Kids are struggling with weight issues as they never have before. In fact, more than 15 percent of children ages 6 to 19 are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those same kids face greater risks of developing type 2 diabetes, elevated cholesterol levels, and heart disease. They're also more likely to experience depression, anxiety, social isolation, and decreased attendance at school.

To combat this problem, many schools are turning to coordinated school health models to develop healthier students. And that's where Physical Activity and Nutrition for Health comes in.

This book and CD-ROM package will help you promote fitness and nutrition among students and staff, and its nutrition services tools will help you garner support from parents and community members to enhance student success. This package includes

• 60 developmentally appropriate, pilot-tested lessons for fitness and nutrition;
• CD-ROM with 115 reproducibles, including 16 family activities, 38 worksheets, 4 transparencies, 27 exercise cards, 24 food cards, and 6 station cards;
• tools that offer practical ideas for building student health physically, emotionally, and cognitively;
• cross-curricular information that supports other subject areas and is adaptable for various grades;
• multiple assessment techniques; and
• family and community activities.

The lessons are easy to understand and ready to go. In integrating fitness and nutrition concepts as part of a healthy lifestyle, the lessons will help students improve in allcomponents of health-related fitness now while establishing healthy behaviors for the rest of their lives. The lessons are adaptable to involve children with disabilities and include challenges for higher-level and higher-skilled students. All the lesson plans are tied to the WOW! Health Education Series and can be used within that series or on their own.

Section I explores the energy equation, including the calories for energy and the role of the heart and respiratory system in providing energy during exercise. Section II introduces the concept of aerobic activity and presents the FIT principle and the function of carbohydrate and fat as fuel sources for aerobic activities. Section III focuses on improving strength, endurance, and flexibility, and it broadens nutritional knowledge as it relates to weight management and obesity. Section IV emphasizes physical activity and nutrition as parts of a healthy lifestyle.

Physical Activity and Nutrition for Health will help you plan and implement physical education and nutrition education programs that significantly improve health and reinforce standards in health, physical education, mathematics, and science. The fitness elements, nutrition services, and parent involvement tools all address major components of the CDC's coordinated school health model.

Audience: Reference for elementary physical education teachers, elementary classroom teachers who teach health or physical education, and elementary health educators.