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A newly updated edition from one of the most respected and authoritative experts on Crohn's and colitis. For anyone who suffers from Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, an understanding of inflammatory bowel disease is the key to developing effective management strategies. Crohn's & Colitis aims to help patients deepen their knowledge about their disease, and it has been recognized by practitioners and patients alike for its invaluable information and its supportive and easy-to-follow approach. It has long been a market leader, with over 30,000 copies sold. This new edition is poised to continue the trend. It features updated content based on the most current research and standards for diagnosis and treatment, along with information on genetics-based drugs and naturopathic treatments. It is a valuable tool for improving quality of life for anyone diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn's & Colitis also includes information on underlying causes, clinical features and effective treatments. With informative charts, case studies, "Did You Know?" boxes and answers to frequently asked questions, this book truly aims to help patients improve their health and well-being in a way that is friendly and accessible.
Part of the Reading Well scheme. 35 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions. Meet Julie - a women who suffers from periods of depression. Julie and her family help readers to understand what depression is, what it is like to feel depressed and how it can affect their family life. She explains how coping with depression can sometimes be very difficult but there is support and help available that can relieve the feelings of depression. This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to depression - a condition that can be particularly difficult for children to understand. It is suitable for readers aged 7 upwards and shows family, friends and anyone who knows someone affected by depression how they can offer support.
Mark and Giulia fell for each other in their teens, married in their 20s, and didn't realize what their love would demand of them until Giulia suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break at the age of twenty-seven. Hospitalized for almost a month, she was tormented by delusions and paranoia. Upon release, she sunk into an extended suicidal depression during which Mark, struggling to support Giulia, was torn between the demands of keeping her safe and following doctor's orders, and honouring her independence and making her feel loved.
Eventually, Giulia fully recovered, and the couple had a son. Soon after Jonas was born, Giulia had another breakdown, and then a third a few years after that. Pushed to the edge of the abyss, everything the couple had once taken for granted was upended. In My Lovely Wife, Mark Lukach takes us through these harrowing years with compassion and candour, as he and Giulia renegotiate their relationship, anchored by an abiding devotion to each other and their family.
A story of the fragility of the mind, and the tenacity of the human spirit, My Lovely Wife is, above all, a love story that raises profound questions: How do we best care for the people we love? What and who do we live for? Breathtaking in its honesty, radiant with compassion, written with dazzling lyricism, this intensely personal odyssey offers much-needed insight into the caregiving side of mental illness, and affirms the power of love.
With pink buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken and 'I'm here for the boobs' t-shirts and coffee cups, a carnival culture has arisen around a deadly disease over the last decade. The highly marketed pink ribbon, criticised for being tied to pharmaceutical interests, presents breast cancer as normal and pretty in pink. Yet the statistics of breast cancer remain the same. This book empowers women to take charge of their health and make a real difference in the fight against cancer.
Through healthy eating and regular exercise, professional chef Lyndon Wissart managed to reverse, control and cure his type 2 diabetes in 105 days, naturally without medication.This book shares his journey for the first time. Read his secret and discover yours. It could be a life-changing experience for you and your family, colleagues and friends.Lyndon is an inspiration for the more than 4.5 million diabetics in the UK alone and the 850,000 people who are undiagnosed worldwide.
Meet Ben - a young boy with ADHD. Ben invites readers to learn about ADHD from his perspective. He helps children understand what it means to have ADHD and describes what it is and how it feels. Ben explains how he was diagnosed and what he has learnt about ways to relieve his ADHD symptoms, and how friends and adults can help at home and school. This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and professionals working with children with ADHD. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.
When someone has dementia, traditional books can become incomprehensible and meaningless. This title from the popular range of Pictures to Share books is designed to be accessible and entertaining for anyone with mid to later stage dementia who may remember traditional British proverbs and sayings and need a prompt to help them talk about it. The range of beautiful and powerful pictures and short texts combine to remind older people of things they may have forgotten. Designed to take the reader back to days that may still be fresh in their minds. All the images are powerful and easy to understand, and prompt lots of memories and discussion between those with Alzheimer's or other dementia and their family, friends and carers. Even when people with dementia can no longer hold a conversation they will enjoy looking through the book and studying the pages. Arranged in a clear and easy to understand format, the book is recommended for those with dementia by the Reading Well, Books on Prescription scheme in England.
Since 2002, The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook has been the best resource on this topic for women who have had a mastectomy. Equal parts science and support, it is filled with stories that illustrate the emotional and physical components of breast reconstruction. Kathy Steligo, a gifted writer and breast cancer survivor who has twice had breast reconstruction, compassionately answers women's questions about how they will respond emotionally and physically to losing a breast, whether to treat or prevent breast cancer. Steligo provides detailed descriptions of the various surgical options for mastectomy and reconstruction, as well as information on choosing and paying for a surgeon, preparing for and recovering from surgery, and handling the many practical details and difficult decisions women will face along the way. A road map of the mastectomy and reconstruction journey, this book gives women the comprehensive, unbiased details they need to make their own informed decisions about whether reconstruction-and which reconstructive option-is right for them. Readers learn how breasts can be recreated using implants or their own tissue and the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Surgery timelines, recovery, and potential problems (and how they can be resolved) are also explained. A new foreword by Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo, MD, of the PRMA Plastic Surgery Center for Advanced Breast Reconstruction, highlights the book's strengths and offers a medical perspective on breast cancer and reconstructive surgery. The extensively updated text includes new discussions of* innovative reconstructive procedures* contralateral mastectomy* the benefits and limitations of nipple- and areola-sparing mastectomies* nipple delay procedure* patient-controlled tissue expansion* cohesive gel silicone implants* microsurgical advances that improve tissue flap procedures* fat grafting* nipple reconstruction* nipple and areola tattooing* reconstruction with the BRAVA system* pregnancy after TRAM* male mastectomy and reconstruction* decision making and solving cosmetic and medical post-op problems* surgical procedures that reduce the risk of cancer* the latest research data on mastectomy and reconstruction* and much more
The true story of how a deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in a Washington, D.C., animal test lab. In a matter of days, 90% of the primates exposed to the virus are dead, and secret government forces are mobilized to stop the spread of this exotic "hot" virus.
"A 'landmark book.'"--The New York Times *When the dark days of winter approach, do you feel sluggish and slow? Is it a struggle to get out of bed each morning? *Do you have difficulty focusing at work or in relationships, feel down in the dumps, or, worse still, get really depressed? *Does it get harder than ever to stick to a healthy diet and control your weight? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may be one of the millions of people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Picking up this book is the first step toward feeling more energized, productive, and alive--all year long. Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal's engaging, compassionate style and rich store of scientific wisdom have made this trusted guide a perennial bestseller. Dr. Rosenthal explains how to evaluate your own level of seasonality, get the most out of light boxes and other effective self-help options, and make informed decisions about antidepressants and psychotherapy. The thoroughly updated fourth edition features a new chapter on different meditation practices and their benefits. Packed with information and insights, this is a tried-and-true survival kit for weathering the winter blues. See also Dr. Rosenthal's Winter Blues Survival Guide, a step-by-step workbook that helps you craft a customized SAD treatment plan.
In the two decades since this book was first published, diagnoses of this disease have exploded. Most patients with fibromyalgia are on as astonishing array of medications--sometimes taking over 10 different medications and supplements a day to treat symptoms ranging from muscle pain and fatigue to hypoglycemia, IBS, and chronic candidiasis--and they still can't control their pain. What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia is still the only protocol that actually treats the condition, reduces drug dependency, and offers an actual cure. The fourth edition goes deeper into understanding the disease and the early intervention options that are available. With special attention paid to fatigue and pain management, Dr. St. Armand goes into great detail about the big issues surrounding fibromyalgia today, including: A close look at supplements, including CBS oil--an unregulated market without the same scientific rigor as most medicationsGuaifenesin as a drug that does work, eliminating symptoms and restoring normal life to an astonishing 90 percent of the fibromyalgia sufferersA discussion of pharmaceuticals in treatment, and why "medical Band-Aids" won't treat the disease
'Well written and well researched...I would agree with the explanation and advice...I would highly recommend it.' Professor Robert Thomas, Consultant Oncologist, Bedford Hospital.Every ten minutes another woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. It has become a permanent anxiety for too many women. New medical research has confirmed the existence of protector foods with amazing chemical properties that can change the body into a hostile environment for cancer. This book identifies all of the foods and explains how to plan them into everyday living. It also explains how sleep, exercise and avoiding pollutants can prevent breast cancer and how you can help make your body healthier and more resistant to this disease. Written in a positive and upbeat style the book aims to empower women everywhere to take control of their own health and enjoy doing it!
Donal Walsh first came to international attention in Ireland aged sixteen, when a letter he wrote speaking out against the suicide epidemic in young people was published in the Irish Sunday Independent. At the time Donal was dying of cancer having battled it since the age of twelve through invasive and painful chemo treatments and operations. Donal had no choice about dying - and he wanted others to see that death is not an answer. With only a few weeks to live, Donal went on television and again spoke about the importance of living and of finding help in times of trouble. A few short weeks later, on May 12th 2013, Donal lost his battle with cancer and passed away. In this sometimes heart-breaking but ultimately inspirational book we see the boy behind the illness and hear the story of how one young boy from County Kerry who, in dying, shows us how to live life. From the close bonds he had with his parents, his sister and young friends, to the unique and inspirational outlook he had on life we hear of how he came to terms with his illness and how he spent his last weeks making as much of a difference to other people's lives as he could. All Donal asked before he died was that his parents continue his legacy and the message of the importance of living life. This book is his legacy.
You might think comedy and cancer are a bit like chalk and cheese. Good for a Grin wants you to think differently. A collection of short stories, this book is based on the real life accounts of men across the UK - all of them proving that cancer doesn't have to be the end of the world. These are real men, living real lives, who have felt the sting of cancer in their lives, either directly or through a loved one. Research has shown that men find it more difficult to talk about cancer - the symptoms, the effects, the impact it has on their lives. We hope that this book can go some way to changing that; there's nothing to be embarrassed about, there's no shame in it and there's no reason to feel alone. Laughter is a wonderful way to bring people together and help them feel comfortable, and this book is full of laughs. Written by Brenda Burling - author of the original cancer chronicle, Might Make You Smile, which focussed more on a female perspective - Good for a Grin puts the spotlight on men. These hilarious short stories have been written to lighten the mood, to crack a smile and to bring you to tears with laughter.
Luke Jackson's unabridged and sparkling sequel to his best-selling user guide to adolescence Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome is the must-read handbook for teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum. With devastating clarity, Luke focuses on the pitfalls involved in navigating the transition to adulthood, and the challenges of adult life. He covers everything from bullying and drugs to socialising, sex, negotiating relationships, and finding and keeping your first job.
Fully updated based on the latest research This new edition of What to Eat If You Have Diabetes is an invaluable guide to helping patients, their families, and their caregivers develop an individualized program for stabilizing blood sugar and maintaining an all-around healthy lifestyle. The book features revised diabetes management guidelines, new lab tests, and the latest research on gestational diabetes, hypoglycemia, and insulin resistance. New whole-food diet plans, additional menus and recipes, and instructions for carbohydrate counting are also included.
Winner of two prestigious American Medical Writers Association awards
A compassionate guide to surviving breast cancer from a doctor who has experienced it from both sides of the stethoscope
In addition to being a leading national breast cancer expert and a highly respected cancer surgeon, Dr. Carolyn Kaelin also is a breast cancer survivor. In "Living Through Breast Cancer" she draws upon her experiences as both doctor and patient to offer you a priceless source of understanding, support, and guidance on coping with and beating breast cancer.
Dr. Kaelin's warm, authoritative guidance will help you: Understand your diagnosis and choose a care team Identify your treatment options and make informed decisions Look and feel your best during and after treatment Maintain good health after breast cancer Lower your chances of a recurrence of breast cancer
This book addresses a problem that nearly everyone faces at some time in their lives. If you are not living with depression now, you know someone who is. Out of the Blues will
Define and describe depression
Describe the dynamics of depression and how it develops
Present a biblical solution to the problem
Outline causes and solutions to the blues caused by loneliness
Excellent Questions for Discussion following each chapter.
In Adolescent Depression, psychiatrists Francis Mark Mondimore, MD, and Patrick Kelly, MD, explain that serious depression in adolescents goes beyond "moodiness." Depression is in fact an illness-one that can be effectively treated. The authors describe the many forms of depression and the many symptoms of depression in young people-from sadness to irritability, self-harm, drug and alcohol abuse, and violent rages. Incorporating the latest research from the field of adolescent psychiatry, this comprehensive and compassionate guide answers questions that many parents have, including What are the symptoms of depression in teenagers? How is depression diagnosed? What is the difference between depression and bipolar disorder, and which does my child have? How can I find the best mental health professional team for my child? What kinds of counseling and psychotherapy are available? Are medications safe, and how does a doctor choose a medication for my child? What can I do if my adolescent is using alcohol, crystal meth, marijuana, or other substances? How do autism and Asperger's syndrome, eating disorders, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, ADHD, and disruptive mood dysregulation disorder interact with depression? What should I do if I sense that my child is in danger? With all of this going on, how can I take care of myself?
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