Wednesday, January 28, 2009

To Catch a Predator or Breast Cancer

To Catch a Predator: Protecting Your Kids from Online Enemies Already in Your Home

Author: Chris Hansen

Over 40 million Americans have seen Dateline's ongoing popular series To Catch a Predator, which has caught almost three hundred potential child predators. While the show exposed this epidemic, Chris Hansen's book takes you beyond the broadcast into a shadowy world that every parent and teenager needs to understand. Inside these pages you'll find: What motivates child predators and how they choose their prey. What detectives, therapists, and child predators feel are the best deterrents and treatments to prevent this crime. What parents must do to protect their kids online, what sites to block, and what software to get. And, most important, how parents can talk to children about online predators without scaring them. To Catch a Predator teaches parents and children what they need to know before the next predator strikes.

Book review: L'Art de Travail :une Anthologie de Littérature de Lieu de travail, l'Édition Étudiante

Breast Cancer: Beyond Convention: The World's Foremost Authorities on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Offer Advice on Healing

Author: Mary Tagliaferri

Today, more breast cancer treatment options are available than ever before. But how can you determine the course of action that is right for YOU?

Breast Cancer: Beyond Convention is the only single resource that lays out all of the traditional and alternative approaches available today. Assembling a "dream team" of breast cancer experts, the editors of this truly groundbreaking guide encourage readers to work with their practitioners as they consider a variety of approaches, all explained in clear, nontechnical language. Readers will discover

  • how to find the right caregiver and how to best complement conventional medical treatment with alternative medicine
  • how to be "healed" without necessarily being "cured"
  • how to incorporate traditional Chinese medicine—including herbs, qigong, and acupuncture
  • the right diet to choose, no matter the form of treatment; the importance of soy products; plus fifteen delicious recipes to sample
  • the best vitamins, minerals, and natural foods, and the specific benefits—and possible dangers—of each
  • the merits of spiritual treatments, from meditation and directed prayer to the powerful mystery of the "will to live."

The guide features an encyclopedic appendix of websites, and lists of national support organizations, care centers, recommended audiotapes, CDs, and books—making this the single source to help patients take control of their treatment, assuage their fears, and get them on the road to healing.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program at the Universityof California, San Francisco

Publishers Weekly

More and more Americans, especially those with serious illnesses such as breast cancer, are turning to complementary and alternative medicine to supplement their Western treatments. This collection of essays edited by oncologist Tripathy and acupuncturist/herbalists Cohen and Tagliaferri (who herself is a breast cancer survivor) is intended to serve as a guide to the alternative therapies most often used by women with breast cancer. The book includes dense and sometimes meandering chapters on approaches such as Chinese Medicine, vitamin and mineral supplementation, meditation and prayer. The authors maintain that little research has been conducted on these therapies because of lack of funding and the difficulty in evaluating alternative medicine separately from conventional, but that data has become increasingly available. Although most of the chapters are largely based on research, others rely simply on seemingly improbable anecdotes (for example, one chapter describes a patient who recovered from inflammatory breast cancer after she began following a macrobiotic diet). Despite its inconsistencies, women with breast cancer looking for alternative therapies might find this book to be a good start in their own research. (June) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Library Journal

In the preface, Tagliaferri writes that this is the book she wished existed in 1996 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. A licensed acupuncturist, certified herbalist, and director of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic (Univ. of California, San Francisco), Tagliaferri joins forces with Debu Tripathy (Mt. Zion Breast Care Ctr.) and Isaac Cohen (American Acupuncture Ctr.) to create this empowering guide for breast cancer patients. In addition to the editors, who each authored a chapter, contributors to the book include such notables as health guru Dean Ornish and breast surgeon Susan Love. Of the book's 15 chapters, 13 cover the physiological, psychological, emotional, and spiritual aspects of dealing with breast cancer and speak directly to the cancer patient about integrating conventional medicine and complementary therapies. One chapter focuses specifically on a clinic in San Francisco for low-income women and would have been more appropriate for the resources section. A chapter on evaluating health information, on the other hand, is quite helpful. The book concludes with an extensive resources and notes section. Recommended for public libraries with women's health collections and hospital consumer health libraries. Valeria Long, Grand Valley State Univ. Lib. at the Van Andel Inst., Grand Rapids, MI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1A Diagnosis of Breast Cancer: Taking Your First Steps1
Chapter 2Building Bridges from Conventional to Alternative Medicine10
Chapter 3Choices in Healing25
Chapter 4Chinese Medicine and Breast Cancer42
Chapter 5Diet and Breast Cancer106
Chapter 6Food as Medicine: The Role of Soy and Phytoestrogens142
Chapter 7The Will to Live and Other Mysteries181
Chapter 8Natural Products in the Management of Breast Cancer197
Chapter 9Micronutrients: Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation214
Chapter 10Naturopathic Medicine245
Chapter 11Meditation284
Chapter 12Directed Prayer and Conscious Intention: Demonstrating the Power of Distant Healing315
Chapter 13A Mind-Body-Spirit Model for Cancer Support Groups336
Chapter 14The Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic: A Healing Place for Low-Income Women363
Chapter 15Evaluating Health Information379

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