by Gordon L. Patzer

04/20/2006

The Power and Paradox of Physical Attractiveness is a scholarly look into physical attractiveness. It articulates the great importance placed on this dimension of a person’s appearance. Analysis of the dynamics and consequences reveals a powerful, pervasive, and frequently unrecognized or denied physical attractiveness phenomenon. This phenomenon transcends time, geography, and culture, regardless of demographics and socioeconomics of individuals and populations. With penetrating vision, Dr. Patzer provides evidence that despite professed ideals, people do judge others by their looks. Physical attractiveness is a more powerful determinant of a person’s fortune and misfortune in life than people admit. No matter the words, thoughts, and ideals proclaimed by people, these same people ...

The IVF Guide

What You Need to Know About Fertility, Infertility and Available Treatment Options

by Ahmet Ozyigit, PhD; Savas Ozyigit, MD

09/06/2018

IVF Treatment is a very personal journey- one with ups and downs. While there might be loads of information on infertility out there, it is very difficult to find the right information that fits your unique needs. Search for the right treatment option begins with the understanding that every patient is unique and standard treatments do not produce the same outcome for everyone. This concise and accessible overview of reproductive medicine in the 21st century seeks to demystify in vitro fertilization for prospective parents and students. The IVF Treatment Guide walks readers through the fundamentals of human reproductive anatomy and physiology as well as disease processes that cause infertility. This guidebook also highlights various fertility testing methods and treatment options that are ...

A Pound of Prevention for a Healthier Life

How and Why Avoiding Exposures to Toxic Chemicals and Other Sources of Oxidative Stress, the Cause of Most Disease, Lowers the Odds of Getting Sick

by Harold I. Zeliger

04/15/2019

A Pound of Prevention for a Healthier Life shows the connection between oxidative stress and the onset of virtually all disease and discusses the causes of oxidative stress induced disease and ways to prevent it. The book includes a unique questionnaire for predicting disease onset in seemingly healthy people, and shows how steps taken to prevent any one disease may prevent many other unrelated diseases.Dr. Harold I. Zeliger, a chemical toxicologist who has been researching the causes of non-communicable diseases for more than 40 years, demonstrates how elevated oxidative stress is responsible for attacks on virtually all body organs and systems and how it triggers the onset of numerous diseases, including ADHD, autism, heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer's dis...

by Dawn Hughes

03/13/2001

A must resource for the millions of people affected by Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndromes. FMS and CFS, unlike well known and understood diseases like cancer, spring boards a journey for education, understanding and compassion. The book powerfully captures this journey, and is the first to provide patients, family and friends with the imperative resources to find support through their walk. In addition, The Life Planner, is a workbook that maps out a step-by-step guide for adapting and coping with the lifestyle changes fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue patients must face. The book is divided into four sections: The Syndromes: Provides an extensive look at the cause, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatments. From current research to clinical trials. The Resources: A comprehe...

Healing Honey

A Natural Remedy for Better Health and Wellness

by Lynne Chepulis

10/29/2008

Too much sugar can be bad for our health. Not only can it make us overweight and sluggish, but it can also contribute to many diseases including diabetes, atherosclerosis, and vascular disease. But what can we do? Sugar is everywhere - and the simple truth is that food manufacturers are concerned more about profit than consumer health. As with most things, nature appears to have provided the solution: honey. The medicinal properties of honey have been recognized for literally hundreds of years, but until recently, they have been nothing more than folklore. However, this is beginning to change. Over the last 20-30 years, scientists have discovered that there is real truth to the belief that honey is good for your health. Honey has been revealed to have a high antioxidant content and conta...

On Coaching Football

A Resource and Guide for Coaches

by Thomas A. Dean with Paul J. Emrick

10/06/2012

On Coaching Football: A Resource and Guide for Coaches is intended for coaches and aspiring coaches at any competitive level of football. The book is actually a checklist that a coaching staff can use to develop a football program. The reader will be exposed to a systematic, comprehensive, and flexible approach to the three facets of the game: offense, defense and special teams. This book is an indispensable part of any coach's library because it describes the year-round commitment that is required to establish and maintain a quality, success-oriented football program in a competitive playing environment. The reader is counseled on subjects that range from the job interview, to game day management, to off-field and on-field pre-season activities. REVIEWS Former William Penn fo...

'Listen To Me, I Am Still Somebody'

Understanding the Alzheimer's Disease Sufferer

by Sandra M. Kehoe, RN

02/01/2008

Listen to Me, I Am Still Somebody introduces the Alzheimer's disease sufferer to their caregivers and the community at large. Alzheimer's disease is a devastating disease process, yet the reader will laugh and perhaps cry a little, but begin to understand. Although this is an incurable disease, the reader will be given hope and begin to heal. Family caregivers are not the only ones affected by Alzheimer's. The professional caregiver, medical personnel, police, emergency services, and our community at large will find themselves interacting with the Alzheimer's disease sufferer and their families. This book is meant for all of them. Armed with a better understanding of the disease process, communication techniques, and behavior management skills the reader will be able to create the speci...

Bridge Across the Abyss:

Medical Myths and Misconceptions

by Firas Madbak, M.D.

03/28/2008

A fearless investigation of mainstream medicine's most revered dogma, Bridge Across the Abyss is solidly based on trusted medical literature. Find out why advice from authorities on screening tests, blood transfusions, pain and anti-reflux medicines, vitamin supplementation, cholesterol and diet is often wrong. See how clinical trials are slanted. This is a single compendium consisting of a discussion that describes commonly employed clinical practices that are instituted and taught despite the surprising lack of data supporting their use. In essence, these have created a medical dogma that is seldom questioned and accepted as valid regardless of what the evidence has borne out.

Understanding Radiation Science

Basic Nuclear and Health Physics

by James Mannie Shuler

03/15/2005

The purpose of Understanding Radiation Science: Basic Nuclear and Health Physics is to provide the reader a basic understanding of radiation science. Therefore, basic nuclear physics and health physics principles are presented through chapters on atomic structure, types of radiation, terminology and units, radiation biology, exposure and controls, background radiation, personnel monitoring, and radiation instrumentation. The book concludes with chapters on historical events and definitions. This book provides introductory information for students starting their education in nuclear physics, health physics and nuclear engineering. The material covered in this book is appropriate for all types of radiation workers. Persons studying to take the health physics certification exam, radiation pr...

Pathways to Parenthood

The Ultimate Guide to Surrogacy

by Stacy Ziegler

01/01/2005

Pathways to Parenthood is a how-to guide to Surrogacy. It covers Gestational Surrogacy via IVF as well as Traditional Surrogacy via Artificial Insemination. The mystery that surrounds Surrogacy is demystified and everything is broken down into layman's terms. This book will take you from deciding if Surrogacy is the right path for you, to contact with your surrogate after the delivery and everything in between. You will learn about the legal, medical, as well as the emotional aspects of choosing Surrogacy as your pathway to parenthood. You will be given the pros and cons of using an agency as well as going about it on your own.

Slim Down

Fighting Childhood Obesity with Healthy Habits

by Pierpaolo R. Palmieri

07/31/2000

Over the last thirty years the proportion of children in the United States who are overweight or obese has been increasing, reflecting the dramatic trend that has been witnessed in the adult population. The significance of this trend is enormous when we consider the medical complications of obesity, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, gall bladder disease and the increased risk of certain types of cancer. Unquestionably, the best solution to the obesity problem is prevention, or at least, early intervention. There are many diet schemes that promise quick, effortless results. The only legitimate approach to dealing with childhood obesity, however, is one that stresses improved fitness rather than weight loss. SLIM DOWN is an acronym developed after years of c...

Looking Inside

Life Lessons From a Multiple Personality in Pictures and Words

by Judy Castelli

04/30/2001

Looking Inside gives the reader an intimate peek into one woman's incredible journey with multiple personalities. In this amazing book, Judy Castelli shares her delightful journal drawings and poetic prose. Castelli learned at age forty-four that she has multiple personality disorder. Determined to move beyond a lifetime of mental hospitals and internal chaos, she used her journals to explore the complex system of personalities that share her body. Because she understood that words are sometimes not enough, she encouraged her alters to speak through art. The entries in Looking Inside are ideal to use as individual meditations and personal inspiration, and would also lend themselves to use within the context of group work with DID survivors. This book contains very appealing line drawi...

Hearing Better

Understanding Your Hearing And Ear Care Options

by John Burkey

06/27/1999

Hearing Better: Understanding Your Hearing And Ear Care Options is a simple and informative overview of a person's hearing health alternatives. It introduces the different ear professionals, explains their qualifications and the services they render. The book also provides basic information about ear and hearing problems, treatment options, hearing aids and other ways to compensate for a hearing loss. By being more informed, people can better participate in the decision-making about their own hearing health. Hearing Better will also be of value to many of those who previously had a complete ear and hearing evaluation. In the era of HMOs and managed care, physicians rarely have time to discuss all of the problems associated with hearing loss. Hearing Better can fill in some of the gaps. ...

Seduce Me!

How to Ignite Your Partner's Passion

by Darcy A. Cole

01/22/2003

Remember the beginning of your relationship when you couldn t keep your hands off each other? When you could hardly concentrate on anything because your mind was always on your partner? When all you had to do was think about your partner and you became aroused? What happened? Where did the passion go? Seduce Me! examines the difficulties couples experience in maintaining satisfying sex lives and offers specific methods for creating or re-creating the passion for sensational sex. Via scientific and anecdotal evidence, Seduce Me! unlocks the mysteries of love, lust, and sexual arousal and how to use that understanding to trigger intense desire in you and your partner. In Seduce Me! you ll discover How to rekindle that magic spark the secrets of the world s best lo...

Pastoral Care of the Mentally Ill

A Handbook for Pastors

by J. A. Davis

11/01/2000

Pastoral Care of the Mentally Ill is written for pastors, associate pastors, Christian education leaders, choir directors, and others working with congregations. It tells in everyday language the symptoms of mental illness and the do's and don'ts of pastoral care of people dealing with mental illness. Told through stories of people suffering through such illnesses, the book offers a glimpse into their lives and steps to be taken by pastoral professionals.

Nordic Magic Healing

1:Healing galdr, healing runes

by Yves Kodratoff

06/06/2003

Galdr is a song or howling by which a poem written in runes is "made active". Anthropological texts will often describe a healing ritual where the healer has been seen to mutter some indistinct words over the patient. This book gives these 'mutterings' back their true meaning and importance. It will also explain their rational value by clearly stating the root causes of the sickness, and explore their religious meaning. The poetry and creativity of these chants combine to form a very effective healing technique, albeit a very difficult one. Many will be familiar with karate's 'scream that kills', that came to us from the East. We will explore the 'scream (or song) that heals' called galdr by the Norse. In this book, galdr will be explored in two ways: by looking at a new interpreta...

by Charles Tandy

11/27/2001

Dr. Tandy and nine additional contributors introduce the reader to the world of the twentyfirst century and beyond. Topics include: • Dietary Supplements And Your Health • Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, And Health Extension • Transhumanism, Transmortality, And The Singularity • O'Neill Space Settlements • Futurists As Wishful Dreamers • Cryonic Hibernation And Personal Identity • The Scientific Quest For A Universal Resurrection Of All Dead Persons • Books Related To Life Extension And Transhumanity • Websites Related To Life Extension And Transhumanity • World War 3, The September 2001 Terrorist Attacks, And Our Responsibilities To Transhumanity Contributors include: Charles Tandy, Ph.D., Nick Bostrom, Ph.D., William Faloon, Robert A. Freitas Jr., Robin H...

by Jon C. Kolb

11/13/2004

Recently, endurance athletes and high altitude climbers have gained access to commercially available, portable normobaric hypoxic chambers. Intermittent exposures to hypoxia in these chambers may elicit adaptations similar to those observed during acclimatization to altitude. Manufactures of these systems purport that intermittent exposures may elicit adaptations similar to those observed in response to the hypoxia of high altitude, however there have been no reports in the scientific literature that ventilatory acclimatization or alterations in cerebrovascular dynamics occur following repeated episodes in the portable chambers. The goal of this dissertation is to provide a detailed investigation into the physiologic and symptomatic responses following an intervention of discontinuous ...

by Tiana Blackburn

02/15/2004

This project defines the intervention of yoga therapy for perimenopausal symptoms of hot flushes, anxiety, and depression according to the principles of Ayurveda. This is important in light of research showing the costs versus the benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and the growing population of hormone users as the lifespan increases. The research shows that there is a basis for effective alternatives to HRT for women who cannot or choose not to supplement estrogen levels using pharmaceutical hormones. Ayurveda offers a diagnostic approach that includes consideration of a woman's individual constitution as a predisposing cause of menopausal symptoms. Through questionnaire and pulse diagnosis, a woman may determine her body type and be provided guidelines unique for her cons...

by Ismaeel M. Bin-Jaliah, Ph.D.

07/25/2006

The carotid body initiates reflexes aimed principally at the homeostatic maintenance of blood gas tensions. This thesis tested the hypothesis that the carotid body is also a physiological glucosensor, with a role in mediating exercise hyperpnoea. In anaesthetised rats, insulin-induced hypoglycaemia (from ca. 6.5 to 2.8 mmol L-1) caused an ca. two-fold increase of oxygen consumption that was associated with a significant, carotid body-dependent increase in ventilation (from ca. 420 to 640 ml min-1 kg-1) without change in blood gas tensions. This hypoglycaemic hyperpnoea was associated with hypokalaemia and no alterations of ventilation or metabolism were observed in euglycaemic, control studies, thus excluding any role for [K+] or insulin. During hypermetabolism, a proportional augmentation...

by Al Link & Pala Copeland

06/01/2004

Adult content, beautifully erotic, tastefully explicit. - 111 erotic photos and illustrations - 165 hot links - additional exercises - sections on: ejaculation mastery, freeing female orgasm, health benefits of sex and more! - Get free updates in electronic format for one year after date of purchase. We make everything you need to live the good life-a sensual sexy romantic life-only a simple click away with this proactive and interactive ebook. It is proactive in that we encourage you to take positive action to put love, passion and romance at the center of your life together. We have distilled the essence of nurturing relationship, keeping monogamy hot, and sustaining passionate romance into 100 sexy activities you can implement immediately. We tell you exac...

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Case Management Activities for Diabetes

A Quasi-Experimental Study from One Medicare Advantage Plan's Perspective

by Felix J. Bradbury

06/18/2010

The economic and human costs of diabetes in the U.S. population place an enormous burden on its healthcare system as well as on employers, diabetics, and their respective families. Many Medicare Advantage plans have responded to this burden by implementing diabetes case management programs (DCMPs) aimed at reducing inappropriate health services utilization, improving health outcomes, and containing costs. While the use of DCMPs is common to many health plans, the research regarding their effectiveness has been sparse or inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to help fill a critical gap in the research literature by evaluating the effect of a diabetes case management program known as CareContact on a Medicare population in Texas. The study population consisted of 2,972 confirmed diabet...

The Healing Space

Understanding the True Nature of Inner Healing

by Vincent L. Perri

08/11/2014

Dr. Vincent L. Perri recently published his seventh book, The Healing Space: Understanding the True Nature of Inner Healing. The book is an essay exploring the relationship between two people in serious unconditional dialogue, and how the space between them can be deepened to facilitate inner healing. The essay is written for practitioners and laypersons who are interested in helping anyone suffering from inner grief and illness. Dr. Perri wrote this extended essay as a follow-up text for practitioners of the healing sciences, and for laypersons interested in developing interpersonal skills in grief and illness counseling. The essay elaborates on the work of Martin Buber, C.G. Jung and D.W. Winnicott to explain the deeper relationship of our interpersonal space, and how it can be accessed...

Steps Toward a Universal Patient Medical Record

A Project Plan to Develop One

by Michael R. McGuire

11/02/2004

This book describes how an automated patient medical record could be built that could evolve into a universal patient record. Such a universal patient record would change medical care from a focus on short-term care to one oriented to long-term, preventive-care. It would remove patient care from being the province of the single physician to that of the responsibility of many different healthcare providers, possibly located anywhere in the world.

by H. K. Pradhan

10/03/2004

Gorkhas are inhabitants of the southern foothills of the Eastern Himalayas and the adjoining plains. Using their own ethnic medicines they survived thousands of years in the chilly hills and sultry mosquito and fly infested regions below. H. K Pradhan belongs to this community. Noticing miraculous effects of some such medicines, yet in early teens, he started garnering their secret tips about 45 years ago. These tips/ medicines had gradually evolved at the least since as far back as 6 millennia. He came across medicines possibly learnt by chance, by trial and error, by observing animals using herbs as medicines, and some of them believed as learnt in dreams or even with the help of occult rituals. He was curious as to how such communities could know innumerable medicines even before modern...

by Imani C. Goodwin

05/28/2010

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among women in the US, and African American women (AAW) have a disproportionately high rate of deaths from CVD. Physical inactivity plays a major role in CVD development. It has been reported that some rural women have low rates of physical activity; 39% of White women and 57% of women of color are reported to be physically inactive. Rural AAW have a high mortality and morbidity rate related to CVD and a high rate of physical inactivity. The purpose of this study was to describe rural AAW's perception of wellness in conjunction with their stage of change for engaging in exercise. A questionnaire was designed to obtain demographic information and reliable and valid questionnaires were used to measure perceived wellness and current ...

NEMESIS

Nueva Estación Médica de Electrocardiografía con Servicios de Información Secundarios

by Jose Rafael Magdalena Benedito

09/25/2004

This thesis describes a telemedicine approach to a computer-aided healthcare system. NEMESIS is the Spanish acronym of New Electrocardiographic Medical Station with Information Systems. The application is a comprehensive tool set, structured around a main navigation bar, which leads to every sub-application. Those sub-applications are window based, user-friendly tools, comprising specific health tools for physicians, telemedicine/telematics tools and general-purpose tools. The whole application is built in a highly structured and modular way, which allows adding or excluding modules quickly. Portability is guaranteed and achieved by Java programming language, bringing independent platform software. All modules comply with international standards; namely, medical module...

Towards Healthier Ageing

The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Proactive Health Promotion Intervention for Older Adults

by Jason Aaron Fox

07/11/2010

Promoting healthier ageing amongst older adults has never been more important. Most conventional health promotion interventions for older adults take very reactive approaches, typically attempting to minimise specific age-related functional losses. This implies an underlining assumption that such age-related losses are inevitable. However, we know that it is possible to take proactive action to prevent or mitigate negative health events in later life before they occur. Research suggests that proactive coping and future investment strategies may work harmoniously with adaptive definitions of healthy ageing. However, this concept has not been tested as part of a proactive behavioural intervention for a broad perspective of healthy ageing. This research explored the implementation and cont...

by Nihad A. Almasri

08/30/2010

It is important for professionals who provide medical, rehabilitation, educational, and community services for children and youth with cerebral palsy to provide a quality medical home, family-centered, and needs-based services to address their needs and improve child and family well-being. Knowledge regarding determinants and unique profiles of needs for families of children and youth with cerebral palsy is limited. The aims of this research were to (1) test structural equation models of determinants of three types of family needs of parents of children and youth with cerebral palsy; (2) identify and describe unique profiles of family needs; and (3) examine whether profiles of needs are differentiated based on child, family, and service characteristics. Participants were 579 parents of chi...

by Kimberly R. Pugh, Ph.D., R.N.

07/05/2008

The complementary and alternative (CAM) health movement is a burgeoning phenomenon in contemporary American culture. Types of healing alternatives to conventional medicine became increasingly popular in the latter quarter of the 20th century and some physicians, hospitals, and government entities have began to acknowledge the fields with validity. While alternatives to conventional medicine have always existed, contemporary interest in CAM may trigger an interest in unconventional forms of energy healing such as Reiki. The purpose of this research study was to investigate if Reiki could reduce episodes of insomnia and improve sleep patterns. Due to the fact that there is a paucity of research on Reiki’s effectiveness as an insomnia treatment method, a research study consisting of 15 ...