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A practical guide to using natural remedies and therapies to improve wellbeing. In this clear and practical introduction to herbal medicine, Marlene Houghton provides gentle and effective natural therapies for a range of common complaints and allows you to take your health into your own hands. This essential guide to herbalism takes the guesswork out of healing with herbs and allows you to use the power of nature to tackle everyday ailments. Among the topics covered are: * A brief history of herbalism * An overview of how herbs heal * A herb glossary that includes how to use herbs and the benefits of each * The body's systems and the herbs that make them work better * A herb dictionary
Case Studies in Immunology, Seventh Edition is intended for medical students and undergraduate and graduate students in immunology. It presents major topics of immunology through a selection of clinical cases that reinforce and extend the basic science. Each case history is preceded by essential scientific facts about the immunological mechanisms of that specific disorder. The cases themselves demonstrate how immunological problems are deconstructed in the clinic and each one is followed by a concise summary of the clinical finding and questions which can serve as discussion points. The book includes a total of 55 cases and can be used as either a standalone text, review aid, or as a companion to Janeway's Immunobiology, Ninth Edition and The Immune System, Fourth Edition.
Covering the core concepts, activities and approaches involved in medical education, Medical Education at a Glance provides a concise, accessible introduction to this rapidly expanding area of study and practice. This brand new title from the best-selling at a Glance series covers the range of essential medical education topics which students, trainees, new lecturers and clinical teachers need to know. Written by an experienced author team, Medical Education at a Glance is structured under the major themes of the discipline including teaching skills, learning theory,and assessment, making it an easy-to-digest guide to the practical skills and theory of medical education, teaching and learning. Medical Education at a Glance: * Presents core information in a highly visual way, with key concepts and terminology explained. * Is a useful companion to the Association for the Study of Medical Education s (ASME) book Understanding Medical Education. * Covers a wide range of topics and themes. * Is a perfect guide for teaching and learning in both the classroom and clinical setting.
By using local wild plants and herbs, this book aims to improve health the natural way. The authors provide clear instructions about which plants to harvest, when, and over 120 recipes showing how to make them into teas, vinegars, oils, creams, pillows, poultices or alcohol-based tinctures.
Nip workplace stress in the bud with CBT Packed with useful tips that make it easy to incorporate CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into your working day, CBT at Work For Dummies helps you reap the benefits of a more focused working life. You'll discover how integrating CBT at work promotes improved productivity and concentration, lower staff turnover, enhanced employer/employee and client relationships, reduced cost of staff absenteeism caused by illness, injury, stress, and more. An alarming number of individuals in the UK and across the globe suffer from work-related stress, some to the point of experiencing illness. The good news is, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy often associated with treating acute mental health conditions is finding its way into the workplace, where it's being used as a way to combat one of the most common occupational health issues: stress. In this friendly and accessible guide, you'll find everything you need to put CBT into practice today, whether you're in charge of managing employee wellness or just want to find a positive and productive way to get through the workday yourself. Answers the call of business leaders seeking creative solutions to enhance productivity and minimize the effects of stress in the workplace Offers employees trusted ways to be more effective in the workplace while reducing personal stress levels Arms learning and development professionals with the know-how to apply mindfulness meditation in the workplace Details the benefits of making CBT a part of your business plan If you're an employer looking to get the best out of your staff or an employee interested in reducing stress and anxiety whilst achieving an enhanced performance at work, CBT at Work For Dummies can help.
We shape ourselves, and are shaped in return, by the walls that contain us. Buildings affect how we sleep, work, socialise and even breathe. They can isolate and endanger us but they can also heal us. We project our hopes and fears onto buildings, while they absorb our histories. In Living With Buildings, Iain Sinclair embarks on a series of expeditions - through London, Marseille, Mexico and the Outer Hebrides. A father and his daughter, who has a rare syndrome, visit the estate where they once lived. Developers clink champagne glasses as residents are 'decanted' from their homes. A box sculpted from whalebone, thought to contain healing properties, is returned to its origins with unexpected consequences. Part investigation, part travelogue, Living With Buildings brings the spaces we inhabit to life as never before.
This exciting new program features 13 counseling sessions in which Dr. Corey works with client Stan, using each of the theoretical concepts covered in this book. In each of the sessions, Corey applies a few selected techniques that effectively showcase how each theory works in a real-life counseling session. This program already is getting rave reviews from instructors. They often find that assigning portions of the video as homework allows them to use class time productively to discuss video concepts and insights that students have gleaned from the video.
Frederic Delavier, the mastermind behind the bestselling Strength Training Anatomy phenomenon, delivers once again. More than two million readers have turned to his books to find the most effective exercises in strength training. Now, in The Strength Training Anatomy Workout III, Delavier and co-author Michael Gundhill picks up where Volume II left off. Strength Training Anatomy III is loaded with 146 of Delavier's unparalleled illustrations and 195 photos depicting proper exercise technique. These are supplemented with descriptions, explanation of muscle engagement and interactions, variations, benefits, limitations and safety considerations. You'll be able to assemble these exercises into advanced programmes for long-term strength and muscle development. Break past your training plateaus with high-tech strength training protocols like electrical stimulation, blood flow restriction and vibration and oscillation training. In the striking detail that only Frederic Delavier offers, The Strength Training Anatomy Workout III helps you cross the threshold to advanced muscle development and strength gains.
The new edition of this bestselling and trusted dictionary has been fully updated and revised to take account of recent developments in nursing practice and related fields. Updates to this edition cover many areas, with a particular focus on areas such as nutrition, medical research, lymphology, and critical care nursing. Written by medical and nursing specialists, and offering more than 10,300 clear and concise entries on the theory and practice of nursing, the dictionary provides comprehensive coverage of the ever-expanding vocabulary of the nursing professions. As well as nursing-specific terms, there are also many entries in the fields of medicine, anatomy, physiology, ethics, psychiatry, nutrition, statistics, and pharmacology. Almost 100 helpful illustrations and tables, and 17 appendices covering the Code of Conduct 2015, the calculation of drug dosages, essential skill clusters, religion and nursing practice, recommended alcohol intake, and much more, make this an essential reference tool for all nursing students and professionals.
First, do no harm ...Safe practice is a primary objective in healthcare. Safety lies at the heart of the way each procedure is performed, and is at the heart of what each student learns. One simple way to improve the safety of each patient interaction is to improve infection control practices. This alone can significantly reduce healthcare-related infections, reduce neonatal mortality and save countless millions of rands on hospital days. Infection control is part of the core curriculum of every healthcare qualification and is the responsibility of everyone in the healthcare environment. Incorrect or inadequate procedures and processes endanger both the patient and the healthcare professional. Prevent and control infection for safer healthcare practice contains all the information needed to empower the professional to understand and implement good infection control practices. The book includes content on basic microbiology, disinfection and sterilisation procedures, clinical practice and procedures, housekeeping and even infection control in the home-based care setting.
Comprehensive and informative, the extensively revised fifth edition of Occupational Therapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health is an accessible overview of occupational therapy in psychiatry, providing key information on a range of international models of occupational therapy as well as their practical applications. The fifth edition includes: Case studies throughout to illustrate application of theory to practice Coverage of key concepts and issues in occupational therapy New material on emerging areas of practice Comprehensive information on assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and adults, covering key mental health conditions Occupational Therapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health is an ideal resource for students in occupational therapy, newly qualified and experienced practitioners, and other allied health professionals seeking an up-to-date, globally relevant resource on psychiatry and mental health care.
Angina is most commonly associated with myocardial ischemia, but may also be symptomatic of valvular heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or uncontrolled high blood pressure. While chronic or stable angina is predictable and relatively easy to manage, it is the sudden and unexpected onset of symptoms in patients with unstable angina that represents the most significant challenge to the clinician, being a risk indicator for acute MI, severe cardiac arrhythmia or even cardiac arrest. Since chest pain can also indicate a number of other less critical conditions, it is important that the clinician can rapidly and accurately determine the true risk status of the patient in each case. In this atlas, the authors guide the reader through the assessment of the patient with chest pain, beginning with the simple physical examination and evaluation of other risk factors that may be present, progressing to non-invasive tests such as EKG and various imaging techniques, and concluding with coronary angiography. The diagnostic value of each of these techniques is compared and appropriate guidance given on evaluating clinical findings.
Learn the latest social service interventions to promote HIV medication adherence Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) can significantly improve the health outcomes of people living with HIV. Still, benefits rely on the steady adherence to the medication regimen as prescribed. Social Work and HIV: Challenges to Treatment Adherence is a practice-friendly resource with the latest HIV medication client adherence strategies and guidelines. This valuable book provides the tools for assessment of client adherence, and includes approaches and helpful guidelines to develop specialized counseling, social services, and provider training programs. Treatment plans for HIV can be complicated and client adherence can hinge on several diverse factors. Social Work and HIV: Challenges to Treatment Adherence explains in detail how professionals can help individuals with HIV to stick to the prescribed medication plan. This book focuses on the daunting psychosocial, spiritual, and biomedical challenges that social workers, social service professionals, and healthcare providers often encounter and provides strategies to effectively address these issues. Innovations in adherence counseling and provider training programs are explored. Practitioners will learn psychosocial interventions that are empirically based, with predictors of adherence closely examined on how they may vary by gender, socioeconomic, and ethnocultural diversity. Co-occurring health and behavioral conditions, such as substance use, are considered in detail. Chapters are extensively referenced and several have tables and figures to clearly present data. Topics in Social Work and HIV: Challenges to Treatment Adherence include: key themes within current treatment adherence research from the 2006 NIMH/IAPAC International Conference on HIV Treatment Adherence reviews of studies of psychosocial predictors of HAART among HIV positive clients research on the impact of support from partners, family, and health care providers has on medication adherence factors that predict medication adherence among HIV positive adults research on the differential effects of social and religious support and background variables on treatment adherence interventions to improve HAART adherence in methadone clinics specialized adherence counselors and their impact on adherence training to increase counselor knowledge of HIV medications, adherence strategies, and improved counseling skills studies on the prevalence of continued drug use and everyday adherence decision making Social Work and HIV: Challenges to Treatment Adherence is a valuable resource for social workers; substance abuse counselors; social service and other health care providers; researchers; educators; and policy advocates. The book is also a relevant supplemental text for graduate courses in counseling; multi-systems interventions; community health; social development practice; research methods; and program evaluation as offered through departments of social work, public health, nursing, health psychology, community medicine, and interdisciplinary health professional training programs.
Meticulously reviewed and updated for today's medical students, Basic Immunology, 6th Edition, is a concise text expertly written by the same distinguished author team as the best-selling, comprehensive text, Cellular and Molecular Immunology. This focused, easy-to-understand volume uses full-color illustrations and clinical images, useful tables, and practical features such as Summary Point boxes, end-of-chapter review questions, glossary terms, and clinical cases-all designed to help students master this complex topic in the most efficient, effective manner possible. Emphasizes clinical aspects of immunology, including disease pathogenesis, the development of novel therapies based on basic science, and an appendix of clinical cases for real-world application. Provides top-notch instruction from experienced teachers, course directors, and lecturers led by well-known editor and author Dr. Abul Abbas. Features a highly readable writing style and practical organization, now with fully revised content and updated images to reflect recent important advances in today's understanding of the immune system. Provides additional online features such as answers to in-book chapter review questions, helpful animations, and self-assessment questions. Presents information in a format and style that maximizes usefulness to students and teachers studying medicine, allied health fields, and biology. Contains numerous features designed to help students understand key immunologic concepts: high-quality illustrations, practical tables, chapter outlines, bolded key points, and focus questions in every chapter for self-assessment and review. Includes an Enhanced eBook version with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
A practical and colourful introductory guide, Endodontology at a Glance covers all the essential topics (diagnosis, endodontic therapy, pain management and outcome of treatment) as well as the recent developments that comprise the field of endodontology. Written by experts in the field, the book explores the causes and sequelae of endodontic disease and offers suggestions for taking an effective patient history. New addition to the At a Glance series covering a core area of dentistry Review style makes for the ideal revision companion Includes access to a companion website with MCQs for self-assessment and downloadable images for use in teaching
An easy and accessible guide to boosting your brain power by an acclaimed neurosurgeon and neuroscientist For years Dr Rahul Jandial has transformed the lives of his neurosurgery patients by putting them through 'brain rehab', his specially developed boot camp for restoring brain function. In this eye-opening, informative and accessible guide, he uses his years of expertise to show how healthy people can rewire their brains to work in a higher gear. With quick and easy daily exercises, Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon will show you how to: * boost your memory * control stress and emotions * minimize pain * unleash creativity * raise smart kids * reduce the risk of Alzheimer's. Using a combination of scientific research and fascinating real-life stories from his own operating room, acclaimed neurosurgeon Rahul Jandial explains how to boost your brain power for good.
The International Bestseller 'Dr Michael Greger reveals the foods that will help you live longer' Daily Mail 'This book may help those who are susceptible to illnesses that can be prevented with proper nutrition' His Holiness the Dalai Lama Why rely on drugs and surgery to cure you of life-threatening disease when the right decisions can prevent you from falling ill to begin with? How Not To Die gives effective, scientifically-proven nutritional advice to prevent our biggest killers - including heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes - and reveals the astounding health benefits that simple dietary choices can provide. Based on the latest scientific research, the internationally bestselling How Not To Die examines each of the most common diseases to reveal what, how and why different foods affect us, and how increasing our consumption of certain foods and avoiding others can dramatically reduce our risk of falling sick and even reverse the effects of disease. It also shares Dr Greger's 'Daily Dozen' - the twelve foods we should all eat every day to stay in the best of health. With emphasis on individual family health history and acknowledging that everyone needs something different, Dr Michael Greger offers practical dietary advice to help you live longer, healthier lives.
From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Plant Paradox comes a groundbreaking plan for living a long, healthy, happy life. From the moment we are born, our cells begin to age. But aging does not have to mean decline. World-renowned surgeon Dr. Steven Gundry has been treating mature patients for most of his career. He knows that everyone thinks they want to live forever, until they hit middle age and witness the suffering of their parents and even their peers. So how do we solve the paradox of wanting to live to a ripe old age-but enjoy the benefits of youth? This groundbreaking book holds the answer. Working with thousands of patients, Dr. Gundry has discovered that the "diseases of aging" we most fear are not simply a function of age; rather, they are a byproduct of the way we have lived over the decades. In The Longevity Paradox, he maps out a new approach to aging well-one that is based on supporting the health of the "oldest" parts of us: the microorganisms that live within our bodies. Our gut bugs-the bacteria that make up the microbiome-largely determine our health over the years. From diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's to common ailments like arthritis to our weight and the appearance of our skin, these bugs are in the driver's seat, controlling our quality of life as we age. The good news is, it's never too late to support these microbes and give them what they need to help them-and you-thrive. In The Longevity Paradox, Dr. Gundry outlines a nutrition and lifestyle plan to support gut health and live well for decades to come. A progressive take on the new science of aging, The Longevity Paradox offers an action plan to prevent and reverse disease as well as simple hacks to help anyone look and feel younger and more vital.
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