Outliving Heart Disease: The 10 New Rules for Prevention and Treatment
Author: Richard A Stein
Updated and now in paperback, the essential, cutting-edge guide to heart health by a leading cardiologist and spokesperson for the American Heart Association.
In the last decade, the rules for "outliving" heart diseaseliving well with your heart until you die of some other causehave changed dramatically.
Dr. Richard Stein, the director of Preventive Cardiology at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City, cuts through the constant stream of new reports and often-contradictory information about preventing and treating heart disease with his 10 new rules:
Rule No. 1: Be Alert to Symptoms that Signal Imminent Heart Attack Rule No. 2: Know Your Risk for Having a Heart Attack in the Next 10 Years Rule No. 3: Take a Statin Rule No. 4: Exercise! It's a Proactive Way to Reduce Heart Disease and Heart Attack Risk Rule No. 5: Eat Well: Diet Guidelines for Heart Health Rule No. 6: Understand the Mind-Body Connection Rule No. 7: Explore Alternative Treatments Rule No. 8: Keep Up with the Latest Tests and Treatments Rule No. 9: Understand the Connections to Your Gender and Your Heritage Rule No. 10: Partner with Your Doctor to Reach Your Heart-Health Goals
In plain English, Outliving Heart Disease explains: Vascular changes that take place as you ageand how they affect your heart The specific risk factors affecting women, African-Americans, and other groups The latest research on statinsthose miracle drugs that have revolutionized the prevention and treatment of heart disease How to create a heart-healthy diet and cardiovascular exercise program How depression,anxiety, and stress impact the heart, and what you can do about it.
Updated with the most current therapies and diagnostic techniques, this is the guide for every man and woman to prevent and treat heart disease.
Heart disease continues to be a preventable plague in the American population, with one of every five individuals suffering from some form of cardiovascular disease. Zaret (medicine & radiology, Yale Univ. Sch. of Medicine) and Stein (director of preventive cardiology, Beth Israel Medical Ctr., NY) have each written books that stress patient responsibility in understanding and maintaining one's own heart health. In Heart Care, Zaret, whose coauthor, Subak-Sharpe, has produced or collaborated on more than 40 health and medicine books, stresses that a personalized plan adapted to an individual's preferences and lifestyle is critical to success. Warning against making many changes at once, he advises on exercise, diet, psychological factors, and smoking cessation. A broad overview of tests and treatments for common heart conditions, including benefits and disadvantages, is offered. Alternative treatments are briefly covered, as are heart disease in special populations (e.g., women, the elderly, minority ethnic groups, young athletes) and advances in medical devices, therapies, and procedures. In Outliving, Stein underscores the new medical research that has improved available treatments for heart disease, challenging readers to become knowledgeable about their health. Chapters offer one of ten "New Rules" to beat heart disease, starting with discovering whether one already has it. Throughout, evidence-based studies are interspersed with Stein's recommendations for lifestyle changes. Readers will also learn about risk assessments; tests and treatments; exercise, diet, and the mind-body connection; and clinical studies on alternative and complementary therapies. Questions that patients should ask their doctors and tips on partnering with the medical team are excellent; Stein's description of how heart disease develops is enlightening. Both books contain valuable, current, evidence-based information, although Stein's volume is more personal and features more concrete advice. Both are recommended for larger libraries.-Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp. Lib., Tampa Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Table of Contents:Preface: Outliving Heart Disease ix
Introduction: The New Science Behind the New Rules for Outliving Heart Disease 1
Be Alert to Symptoms: That Signal Imminent Heart Attack 17
Know Your Risk for Having a Heart Attack in the Next 10 Years 26
Take a Statin If You Need It! These Miracle Drugs (and Other Important Drugs for Dyslipidemia) Have a Huge Role in Maintaining Heart Health 58
Exercise! It's a Proactive Way: to Reduce Heart Disease and Heart Attack Risk 73
Eat Well: Minimal Diet Guidelines for Maximum Heart-Health Benefits 96
Understand the Mind-Body Connection: Getting a Grip on Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Can Save Your Life! 118
Explore Complementary Medicines and Alternative Treatments 137
Keep Up with the Latest Therapies in Treating Heart Disease 165
Understand the Connections among Your Gender, Your Heritage, and Heart Disease 203
Partner with Your Doctor to Reach Your Heart-Health Goals 230
About the Author 287
Teach Yourself Baby Massage and Yoga
Author: Anita Eppl
Relax and soothe your baby with massage and yoga
Teach Yourself Baby Massage and Yoga introduces you to the physical and emotional benefits of gentle massage and yoga exercises for your baby. In addition to teaching the best time to begin and the right oils to use, it explains how to tie in massage and yoga with storytelling, music, and rhyme to increase the effects.
Anita Epple and Pauline Carpenter are the directors of Touch-Learn, which trains Infant Massage Teachers. They are both qualified baby massage tutors and closely involved with the Guild of Child and Infant Massage.