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The second edition of "Health Insurance Resources: A Guide for People with Chronic Disease and Disability" continues to be a uniquely helpful reference for those who need and use health insurance most often but have the least access to it. The book was developed to assist individuals living with disability and chronic health conditions, as well as health care professionals, in understanding the health care system and maximizing their rights and entitlements within that system.
The manual is completely updated throughout, and reflects the changes in the system since the first edition's publication in 2003. Crucially, the book includes new information about the new Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage plan, which took effect in January 2006. It also covers:
Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income COBRA HIPAA State High Risk, Pools Insurance glossary State pharmacy assistance programs And much, much more This essential guide contains information about a wide variety of options that will be of assistance to individuals who are uninsured, underinsured, or who have questions about insurance and don't know where to begin. It will also serve those who work with chronically ill individuals and their families, such as health care professionals and para-professionals, consumer and patient advocates, and the educators and institutions that serve them.
The huge expansion of information available about MS, especially through the Internet, has put the individual with MS in a position to take increasing responsibility for her or his own care. There is thus a need for a comprehensive, readily accessible guide to the present therapeutic options, which will give the inquirer a balanced guide to the relative effectiveness of individual treatments. This book is designed to do just that.
This bestselling title is a unique compendium of the most frequently used treatments for multiple sclerosis, an authoritative reference for all physicians, and a factual guide for patients who need information about therapies. This new edition has been extensively revised both in content and format from previous editions. Its organization into sections dealing with the treatment of acute exacerbations, disease-modifying therapies, symptom management, and alternative therapies makes the book much more accessible to the reader.
The title has been changed from "Therapeutic Claims in Multiple Sclerosis" to reflect the major restructuring of this edition and to better describe the range and focus of the content.The authors have included the original data underlying the conclusions reached by the Therapeutic Claims Committee of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies, providing for a greater understanding of how those conclusions were reached. The addition of references at the end of each chapter will be especially useful for physicians and other health care professionals, but will also be of interest to those lay readers who want more detail about the therapies discussed.
Written for parents and professionals, Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments offers practical solutions to the day-to-day challenges facing individuals with Asperger Syndrome and their families. The book discusses clearly and concisely how to deal with tantrums, meltdowns and difficult behaviour from children and young people with Asperger Syndrome, looking in particular at the role of antecedent behaviours, which signal the beginning of a meltdown, as identified through functional assessment. Topics covered include: * the characteristics of Asperger Syndrome and their impact on behaviour * stages of the meltdown cycle * the role of antecedent behaviours * functional assessment * strategies promoting social skills development, including self-awareness, self-calming and self-management * solutions for parents, including organization and support, and daily routines. The book's main focus is on the various stages of the meltdown cycle and functional analysis as a means of determining why behaviours occur. This is followed by a set of practical strategies that promote social skills development, including self-awareness, self-calming and self-management. The book concludes with a chapter written specifically for parents, which offers concrete and easy-to-follow steps for developing a home plan that addresses agreement on the causes of problem behaviours, family organization and support, the LASTING word and designing a daily routine. Accompanying the clear and user-friendly writing style are a number of helpful reporting forms and other instruments that may be used by schools and parents as they work to reduce or eliminate such behaviour in children and young people with Asperger Syndrome.
Discover the natural strength of the female body, awaken your inner power and enjoy a happy, healthy, confident pre and postnatal experience with this inspiring, stereotype-shattering book. In The StrongLikeMum Method, pre and postnatal fitness expert and mum of four Shakira Akabusi accompanies you on your pregnancy journey and throughout the first year of motherhood to help you tap into the full power of your body and mind with accessible exercise and wellness advice. The benefits of leading an active lifestyle are so much greater than the aesthetic goals we're bombarded with almost everywhere we turn. This book will unlock secrets that have been hidden in history and show how the female body has adapted and changed to become the powerful force it is today. As well as easy-to-follow exercises, Shakira's empowering StrongLikeMum Method provides advice on nutrition, the power of sleep, language and ways to adopt a positive mindset. Whether you are a first-time mum or a mother to two or more and whether you are hoping to enjoy an active pregnancy or wish to recover effectively postpartum, this book has been written to give you a full understanding of what your body and mind are capable of during and after pregnancy. It will give you the tools to understand your own body and instill the confidence to sustain a fit, healthy and happy lifestyle inside and out.
The ultimate positive, practical guide to menopause. Kate Codrington, a therapist at the cutting edge of the menstrual movement, offers a new vision for menopause, reassuring you that though you feel like you're going mad you are in fact, becoming sane. Written for women who love yoga but hate the chanting; practise mindfulness but don't meditate, Second Spring is divided into digestible sections addressing the psychological and physical issues at each stage of the menopause. Though hot flushes might be expected, most women do not anticipate the psychological effects and find these extremely distressing. This book is unique in that it maps the psychological phases of menopause. The autumnal perimenopause with its need to let go, a wintery deep menopause with the need to rest, followed by a re-birth in Second Spring. Each section is accompanied by a range of self-care practices to suit every taste. There are journaling prompts, practical tips and soulful enquiries encouraging hope and trust in the journey ahead where menopause is an initiation and not a catastrophic ending - part of a change for good, and a healing process that wants us to be bigger, brighter stars.
Do earwigs really crawl into people's ears? Is the sting of a Hawaiian scorpion medically dangerous? What is leptospirosis, and how can we avoid it? Pests of Paradise, a carefully researched and well-illustrated reference book about injuries and infections from animals found in Hawai'i, answers these questions and many more in everyday language and in a user-friendly format. Of value to both medical professionals and the general public, this handbook describes each animal in words and color photos, then identifies the mechanism of injury, incidence, prevention, and signs and symptoms of injury or infection. The authors offer first aid recommendations and discuss advanced medical treatment based on the latest published literature. Health-care workers, naturalists, hikers, parents, and child-care providers will find Pests of Paradise a highly useful and informative reference.
From the acclaimed author of All About Bone: An Owner's Manual, All About Muscle: A User's Guide tells readers everything they might want to know about their muscles, how they get injured, illnesses to which they are prone and how to keep them healthy. Chapters cover such diverse topics as anatomy, growth and development, physiology, energy, exercise, injury and disease. There are tables of instructional materials, illustrations and numerous diagrams to help readers understand the text. A list of books for suggested further reading and a handy glossary are appended. The book is designed for the intelligent reader who wishes to understand this important organ system of his or her body. It was written as a companion to All About Bone: An Owner's Manual, which treated the skeletal system in a similar manner. It covers practical matters such as proper exercise and diet, the prevention and treatment of injury, muscle and sports, relaxation techniques, muscle building and much more. All About Muscle: A User's Guide will teach readers how to keep their muscles healthy and strong. Between its covers, readers will find everything they need to know in order to to understand their muscles, how they work and how to keep them in top form.
'This book will enlighten many and confirm what we have been taught for two thousand years - that there is life after death' Elisabeth Kubler-Ross We cannot fully understand this life until we catch a glimpse of what lies beyond it In this landmark bestseller, the world's leading authority on life after death, Dr Raymond Moody, reveals his ground-breaking research that established the concept of near-death experience. Sharing compelling testimonies from those who experienced 'clinical death' and came back, Life After Life is a perspective-shifting and uplifting work that will offer vital reassurance to anyone who has wondered, 'what comes next?'
Pre-order the profound and moving portrait of one doctor's life and work in the NHS 'Wonderful - insightful and compassionate' Dr Richard Shepherd, author of Unnatural Causes We ask so much of our doctors. To heal. To trust. To care. To listen. To tell a man he might be dead tomorrow. To help a man who doesn't want to live. To look into a parent's panicked eyes as their tiny daughter fights for every breath. To watch a 103-year-old woman slip away from a life well-lived. Doctors know our deepest secrets, our private worries and our most vulnerable moments. But they listen to all of us, and under their gaze we are all equally worthy of help. 34 Patients is the breathtaking and uplifting memoir of a doctor who dares to look closer at a crowded waiting room, and value each soul and story he encounters. Through stories of the patients he has helped and lost, and those who have changed him for ever, Dr Tom Templeton weaves a profound and moving portrait of humanity, asking us to treat all with compassion.
Many believe the pandemic crisis of 2020 is only a foretaste of things to come. If so, it serves as a wake-up call to remind us of the urgency of protecting our health.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the entire world has had to rethink the way we do health. With this new paradigm backed by the latest scientific research, Don Colbert, MD, brings you cutting-edge medical advice and tells you everything you need to know to optimize your body’s immune system, avoid exposure, detect the early warning signs, and treat and recover from illness during pandemics like COVID-19.
We don’t have to live in fear. The good news is that we can learn from this pandemic as well as those in the past, and we can arm ourselves with the tools we need to be prepared for pandemic outbreaks both now and in the future.
After reading this book, you will know what to do to optimize your health, protect your family, and detect the early warning signs of disease outbreaks.
Bestselling health authors present must-have information for managing endometriosis
Endometriosis is a serious disease associated with pain, immune dysfunction, infertility, cancer, and autoimmune diseases that can be managed only through active, informed decision making. Developed by the Endometriosis Association, Endometriosis provides new information on treatments and lifestyle changes that gives women with endometriosis and their families the tools they need to successfully manage the disease.
This authoritative guide contains groundbreaking new discoveries on endometriosis and its relationship to autoimmune problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and other poorly understood diseases.
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'I have huge respect for Kate. A forensic journalist and menopause warrior.' Davina McCall An eye-opening, no-holds-barred guide to the perimenopause and menopause written by campaigner, journalist and documentary-maker Kate Muir. Everything You Need to Know About the Menopause (and were too afraid to ask) is the thinking woman's guide to the menopause, bringing you answers to all those questions that have been hidden behind a veneer of misplaced shame, bad science and centuries of patriarchy. * What's the perimenopause and when will it strike? (It's sooner than you think) * What's happening to my body - and my mind? * Why can't I stop thinking about sex in perimenopause? * How do I get my sex drive back after menopause? * How do I look after my body and brain when my hormones disappear? Muir draws on interviews with the leading medical experts in the field, interlaced with her own tumultuous journey through the menopause and the personal stories of women from all walks of life, sharing their varied experiences and hard-earned wisdom. Muir also questions why the current medical establishment is getting the menopause so wrong, as she debunks the myths that surround hormone replacement therapy and exposes the sloppy science and hysterical headlines that have had a negative impact on women's health for the last twenty years. It's essential that we understand the biology of our own bodies during this critical period that will define the latter half of our lives. With the help of a panel of doctors, scientists and health experts, Muir unpacks the science behind hormones and ageing, and takes a close look at the different options available for treating both body and mind during the profound changes that take us into midlife and beyond. What she discovers is that both symptoms and treatment are far more extensive and diverse than we might expect. The menopause is the whole package, and the treatment needs to be too, with impacts as wide ranging as preventing Alzheimer's, boosting sex drive and protecting mental health. This ground-breaking guide is a social, cultural and scientific exploration into a criminally overlooked and under-discussed phenomenon that will affect one billion of us by 2025. And it is a manifesto for change, calling for equality in healthcare and an entirely new approach to women's health.
This newly revised fourth edition of The Concise Book of Muscles is a comprehensive guide to the major muscle groups. Fully illustrated with more than 500 drawings, and easy to use, this compact reference provides a complete profile for each muscle, clearly showing its origin, insertion, nerve supply, and action, the movements that use it, and, where appropriate, exercises that stretch and strengthen it. The book's distinctive quick-reference format shows students exactly how to locate and identify specific muscles, highlighting those that are heavily used and therefore subject to injury in a variety of sports and activities. Each muscle chapter now includes an overview of the gross anatomy of the body area, to show bony landmarks, cross-sections of muscle layers, and points of attachment, as well as a quick reference and an overview of the nerve pathways that are most relevant. The book alsoIt includes a new chapter on the pelvic floor muscles, which are of particular interest to those studying or practicing yoga and Pilates. While designed for the student and beginning practitioner of anatomy, massage, bodywork, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, physiotherapy, yoga, and Pilates or any other health-related field, The Concise Book of Muscles is equally useful for athletes and anyone interested in the workings of the human body. The late Chris Jarmey, M.C.S.P., D.S., M.R.S.S., qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1979, and taught anatomy, shiatsu, qigong, and bodywork therapy throughout Europe. This new edition has been updated with a number of recommendations from Cecilia Brassett, University Clinical Anatomist, University of Cambridge, and Councillor of both The Anatomical Society and the British Association of Clinical Anatomists,, and the writing of Dr. Dan Quemby, who has taught pharmacology, physiology, and anatomy to medical and science students at St. Andrew's University and University College London.
This one stop guide is a practical treatise for chaps who wish to look their tip-top best from head to toe, packed full of essential tips and tricks every mans should know when it comes to looking his best. Drawing on Captain Fawcett's far-flung travels, culturally rich experiences, and extensive historical research, this unique guide offers fascinating insights from the world's most respected barbers, tonsorial artists, style aficionados, and master craftsmen of essential male-grooming items. The Captain highlights centuries-old techniques that have been refined for the present day; accompanied by easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Packed with beautiful illustrations, photographs, witty observations, inspiring historical and literary quotations, this is a comprehensive exploration of all aspects of gentlemen's grooming and, indeed, what it means to be a gentleman in the twenty-first century.
Scattered Minds explodes the myth of attention deficit disorder as genetically based - and offers real hope and advice for children and adults who live with the condition. Gabor Mate is a revered physician who specializes in neurology, psychiatry and psychology - and himself has ADD. With wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds is a must-read for parents - and for anyone interested how experiences in infancy shape the biology and psychology of the human brain. Scattered Minds: - Demonstrates that ADD is not an inherited illness, but a reversible impairment and developmental delay - Explains that in ADD, circuits in the brain whose job is emotional self-regulation and attention control fail to develop in infancy - and why - Shows how 'distractibility' is the psychological product of life experience - Allows parents to understand what makes their ADD children tick, and adults with ADD to gain insights into their emotions and behaviours - Expresses optimism about neurological development even in adulthood - Presents a programme of how to promote this development in both children and adults
Discover the incredible possibilities of the female brain in midlife, redefine the menopause and access your most vital, confident and wise phase yet. 'This is an important book. I want all women to read it. I wish I had read it years ago!' Jane Fonda Midlife doesn't have to mean crisis, chaos or confusion. In fact, research shows that women become happier with every decade of their lives. Discover the incredible possibilities of the female brain during the second half of life, redefine the perimenopause and menopause, and access your most vital, confident phase yet. Bestselling author and clinical professor of psychiatry Dr Louann Brizendine dives deep into how the female brain changes for the better during midlife and debunks myths and misinformation to create a revolutionary new framework for this life stage. Packed full of real-life examples, accessible scientific studies and practical advice, The Upgrade shows you how to unlock power, clarity and a profound sense of purpose. You'll discover how to: * find freedom and self-confidence with your neurobiology, explained in an approachable way * see hormones as a positive influence on your cognition, memory and mood * protect yourself from dementia and increase longevity and wellbeing * change the conversation in culture about midlife and, more importantly, change the conversation in your own head to reclaim this time in your life It's time to embrace and step purposefully into a more authentic powerful version of YOU, full of wisdom, stability and courage.
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