Keep this easy-to-use book handy, so you can get the latest medical advice whenever you need help!
It provides up-to-date medical information to guide you through your baby’s first year.
It includes the latest information on newborn screening, well-baby checkups, vaccination schedules, and expanded information on nutrition, including how to prevent food allergies and childhood obesity.
You’ll find complete information on the daily basics of baby care.
For example: bathing, diapering, and breast- or formula-feeding your baby, and baby exercises. Plus, the latest information on these important issues:
Breastfeeding for working mothers
Car seat and crib safety
Childproofing your home
Day care options
Making homemade baby food
Monthly developmental milestones
Prebiotics, probiotics, and fatty acids
Traveling with your baby
The expanded medical care section covers 40 different emergencies and illnesses.
Each topic includes what you need to know, supplies you will need, typical symptoms, what to check, information on when to get professional help, and step-by-step instruction on how to treat at home. Some of the topics covered are:
Infant and child CPR
All pain is real, and for many people it is a debilitating part of everyday life. In a world where 1 in 5 of us experience ongoing pain and where there is increasing evidence for the failure of synthetic drugs, take heart: help is at hand. It is now known that understanding more about why things hurt can actually help treat pain.
Recent advances in fields such as neurophysiology, brain imaging, immunology, psychology and cellular biology have provided an explanatory platform from which to explore pain. In everyday language accompanied by quirky illustrations, Explain Pain Second Edition discusses how pain responses are produced by the brain, how responses to injury from the autonomic motor and immune systems in your body contribute to pain, and why pain can persist after tissues have had plenty of time to heal.
Co-author Dr David Butler, founder of the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute, says that "it is no longer acceptable that pain be just managed: we must expect that it can be treated, and sufferers can alter it themselves through education."
Explain Pain has sold around 60,000 copies world-wide in 5 languages and continues to inspire clinical research and multidisciplinary pain treatment globally. Explain Pain aims to give people in pain the power to challenge pain and to consider new models for viewing what happens to your body and brain during pain. Once they have learnt about the processes involved they can follow a scientific route to recovery.
Why a second edition?
A decade of scientific research is a lot – and we need to keep on top of it.
In the last 10 years there has been increasing support for therapeutic neuroscience education from clinical trials, educational science, neuroscience, plain logic and the failure of drug therapy on chronic pain outcomes. Lorimer and David have subtly changed some of the language so that the second edition can be delivered with much more authority than the first.
Noigroup Publications (2013), 133 pages, 90+ illustrations and diagrams, half-canadian wire bound. ISBN: 978-0-9873426-6-9
Authors: Dr David S. Butler and Prof G. Lorimer Moseley.
DMSO is a natural chemical compound derived from trees as a by-product from paper manufacturing. DMSO has been called a new medical principle and a true wonder drug. It has proven effective, either by itself or in combination with other products in the treatment of nearly every ailment known.
There has been much controversy about DMSO over the last 50 years. It is one of the most studied medical products ever. Thousands of scientific articles have been written about DMSO. When used properly it is one of the safest products know. It is also very cheap to produce.
This book provides the documentation needed to show that DMSO is probably the most important product ever for the relief of human suffering.
******Archie is quite clearly a leading authorithy on DMSO. He has extensive knowledge and experience regarding the clinical benefits of DMSO treatment. For decades, Archie has studied and worked with DMSO. He understands the safety, utility and efficaciousness of DMSO. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in health, especially for those who want to learn more about non toxic medical therapies. For individuals with certain health ailments, DMSO could prove quite benefical. -Daniel Junck, MD
When a Woman Overcomes Life's Hurts explores the kinds of hurt women experience and offers gracious, biblical counsel on how and where to find healing. Cindi shares the faulty thinking that often accompanies life's wounds and replaces it with truths every woman needs to know about how God views her. She takes women from feeling insignificant to realizing how much the Lord loves them feeling undesirable to seeing their true beauty feeling they're not good enough to recognizing how special they are
This is a book filled with grace, redemption, and transformation-leading women toward a renewed focus on God, a resurgence of inner joy, and better relationships with others.
All chapters are brief and easy to read quickly.
Offers specific strategies for the evaluation and management of a full range of pain syndromes, including cancer pain.
Features over 230 diagrams, illustrations, summary charts and tables that clarify the information and make it easy to apply.
Discusses the latest drugs and therapeutic approaches, such as acupuncture.
Presents the management of pain for every setting where it is practiced, including the emergency room, the critical care unit, and the pain clinic.Includes new topics such as: imaging in pain medicine, radiation safety, issues associated with the use of narcotics, intraarticular and intraperitoneal use of opioids, pain management in the emergency room and in the intensive care unit, pain management issues during pregnancy, geriatric pain, and hospice care and end-of-life issues. New chapters on interventional procedures include discography, intradiscal electrothermal coagulation (IDET), vertebroplasty, and piriformis injections. Truncal blocks and neuraxial blocks and anticoagulants are added to the section on nerve blocks.
Although there is no known cure for Fibromyalgia, latest advances in medical science have gained a lot of knowledge about this unusual disease. There are now treatment options available. There are also natural remedies available to help with Fibromyalgia pain relief.
"Fibromyalgia STOP!" is packed with the latest cutting edge information on Fibromyalgia and it took over 1 year to research, gather the data and compile it into this new eBook.
Just imagine it is possible to start getting relief from Fibromyalgia pain in as little as 7 days!
Here's what you'll discover in "Fibromyalgia STOP!":
- How to better understand how Fibromyalgia affects your body...
- What are possible causes of Fibromyalgia...
- 3 little known, yet simple ways to use diet to help relief your pain...
- Newer medicine available to treat fibromyalgia...
- Secrets from experts that few people ever know about...
- 3 proven steps to using alternative therapies to get yourself on the road to free from pain...
- 2 simple keys (that are right in front of your eyes) to using home remedies to treat your symptoms...
- WARNING: 3 things you should never do when it comes to relieving Fibromyalgia pain...
- You'll discover in just a few short minutes how to make sure you what you are experiencing is actually Fibromyalgia...
- 6 time tested and proven strategies for using herbs to increase your sinus health...
- 7 everyday but often overlooked tips and tricks for using alternative medicine like acupuncture and acupressure to relief pain...
- and much more...
You Don’t LOOK Sick!: Living Well with Invisible Chronic Illness chronicles a patient’s true-life accounts and her physician’s compassionate commentary as they take a journey through the three stages of chronic illness—Getting Sick, Being Sick, and Living Well. This resource helps you focus on building a meaningful life that contains illness as opposed to a life of frustration and fear. Designed for patients in at all stages of the chronic illness journey, this book will also be illuminating for caregivers and loved ones.
From the book:
“I’ve learned that having a chronic illness is not a prison sentence. It does not mean I must spend the rest of my life feeling depressed and angry, locked away from the world inside my little sick box. It does not mean that I am useless and no longer have any gifts to share, but it may mean that I must develop some new ones.”
You Don’t LOOK Sick! addresses practical aspects of chronic illness, such as:
hiring a doctor
managing chronic pain
coping with grief and the loss of function
winning battles with health and disability insurers
countering the social bias against the chronically ill
recognizing the limitations of chronics illness care and charting a path for change
In You Don’t LOOK Sick!: Living Well with Invisible Chronic Illness, you will find stories, dialogue, humor, examples, and analogy of the three stages to illustrate a challenging but navigable journey. You will also find suggested reading materials for learning to live well, medical Internet resources, illness-specific Web sites, names and addresses of national associations, and a bibliography of medical books by topic. The short chapters and straightforward language of the book will be helpful for readers who are weary and dispirited.
From the authors:
“I've learned that having a chronic illness is not a prison sentence. It does not mean I must spend the rest of my life feeling depressed and angry, locked away from the world inside my little sick box. It does not mean that I am useless and no longer have any gifts to share, but it may mean that I must develop some new ones.”
—Joy H. Selak
“My goal is to work with patients so that, like world class athletes, they can perform at their peak capacity. My job is more than giving answers; I must educate, counsel and encourage patients to set goals and implement a personal care program as well as take appropriate medications.”
—Dr. Steven Overman
The authors are experienced public speakers. If you wish to inquire about their availability to speak to patients or health care professionals, please contact Joy Selak by email at JoyWrites@austin.rr.com.
Charles L. Whitfield, MD
Bestselling author of Healing the Child Within and many other books
Peter Breggin has more experience in safely withdrawing psychiatric patients from medication than any other psychiatrist. In this book he shares his lifetime of experience. All of our patients deserve the benefit of our obtaining that knowledge.
Bertram Karon, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University
Author, The Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia
Former President of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association
This is such an important book. Describing the problem of withdrawal from psychiatric drugs in detail, and providing clear advice regarding how to deal with this problem as Peter has done so well in this book, is long overdue. For decades, the belief system that is mainstream psychiatry has denied the existence of withdrawal problems from the substances they prescribe so widely. In reality, withdrawal problems with psychiatric drugs is a common occurrence. Because of psychiatry's reckless denial of this real and common problem, millions of people worldwide have not had the support and care they desperately need when attempting to come off psychiatric drugs, often been erroneously advised that these problems are confirmation of the existence of their supposed original so-called 'psychiatric illness.' Dr. Breggin's book is therefore both timely and necessary."
Terry Lynch, MD
Physician and Psychotherapist
Author of Beyond Prozac: Healing Mental Suffering Without Drugs and Selfhood: A Key to the Recovering of
Emotional Well Being, Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental Health Problems
Dr. Peter Breggin has written an invaluable reference for mental health professionals and lay-persons alike who are seeking a way out of dependency on psychiatric drugs. He describes the many dangers of psychiatric medication in straightforward research-based and contextually nuanced terms. Most helpfully, he articulates a method of empathic, person-centered psychotherapy as an alternative to the prevailing emotionally and system disengaged drug-centered approach. In this book, Dr. Breggin systematically outlines how to safely withdraw a patient from psychiatric medication with rich case examples drawn with the detail and sensitivity to individual and situational differences that reveal not only his extensive clinical experience, but his clear, knowledgeable, and compassionate vision of a more humane form of treatment. In this volume, Dr. Peter Breggin has again demonstrated that he is a model of what psychiatry can and should be. This is an indispensable text for both mental health trainees and experienced practitioners seeking a practical alternative to the dominant drug-centric paradigm.
Gerald Porter, PhD
Vice President for Academic Affairs
School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute
This much needed book and guide to psychiatric medication withdrawal is clearly written and easy to understand. As people become more empowered and able to inform themselves about the effects of pharmaceuticals, practitioners will be called upon to wean their patients off of damaging medications. This book will provide that guidance. Thank you Dr. Breggin for having the courage to oppose conventional psychiatric thinking and the caring to improve the quality of life for individuals who are ready to experience their own innate healing instead of reaching for a pill to mask the symptoms.
Melanie Sears, RN, MBA
Author, Humanizing Health Care and Choose Your Words
Today many psychologists, nurses, social workers, and counselors are struggling with how to help adults and the parents of children who are over-medicated or who wish to reduce or stop taking their psychiatric drugs. Dr. Breggin's book shows non-prescribing professionals, as well as prescribers, how to respond to their patient's needs in an informed, ethical, and empowering fashion.
Sarton Weinraub, PhD
Director, New York Person-Centered Resource Center, NYC
This is the first book to establish guidelines and to assist prescribers and therapists in withdrawing their patients from psychiatric drugs, including those patients with long-term exposure to antipsychotic drugs, benzodiazepines, stimulants, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. It describes a method developed by the author throughout years of clinical experience, consultations with experienced colleagues, and scientific research. Based on a person-centered collaborative approach, with patients as partners, this method builds on a cooperative and empathic team effort involving prescribers, therapists, patients, and their families or support network.
The author, known for such books as Talking Back to Prozac, Toxic Psychiatry, and Medication Madness, is a lifelong reformer and scientist in mental health whose work has brought about significant change in psychiatric practice. This book provides critical information about when to consider psychiatric drug reduction or withdrawal, and how to accomplish it as safely, expeditiously, and comfortably as possible. It offers the theoretical framework underlying this approach along with extensive scientific information, practical advice, and illustrative case studies that will assist practitioners in multiple ways, including in how to:
Recognize common and sometimes overlooked adverse drug effects that may require withdrawal Treat emergencies during drug therapy and during withdrawal Determine the first drugs to withdraw during multi-drug therapy Distinguish between withdrawal reactions, newly occurring emotional problems, and recurrence of premedication issues Estimate the length of withdrawal
As an essential element defining black experience in America, pain plays many roles. It is used to promote racial stereotypes, increase the sale of movies and other pop culture products, and encourage advocacy for various social causes. Pain is employed as a tool of resistance against racism, but it also functions as a sign of racism's insidious ability to exert power over and maintain control of those it claims--regardless of race. With these dichotomous uses of pain in mind, King considers and questions the effects of the manipulation of an unspoken but long-standing belief that pain, suffering, and the hope for freedom and communal subsistence will merge to uplift those who are oppressed, especially during periods of social and political upheaval. This belief has become a ritualized philosophy fueling the multiple constructions of black bodies in pain, a belief that has even come to function as an identity and community stabilizer.
In her attempt to interpret the constant manipulation and abuse of this philosophy, King explores the redemptive and visionary power of pain as perceived historically in black culture, the aesthetic value of black pain as presented in a variety of cultural artifacts, and the socioeconomic politics of suffering surrounding the experiences and representations of blacks in the United States. The book introduces the term Blackpain, defining it as a tool of national mythmaking and as a source of cultural and symbolic capital that normalizes individual suffering until the individual--the real person--disappears. Ultimately, the book investigates America's love-hate relationship with black bodies in pain.
What type of anesthesia is used—and how it is applied—directly affects postoperative comfort as well as mental clarity and rehabilitation. This book describes the various options for anesthesia, how they can be used together for the best possible surgical outcome and optimal pain management, and their associated complications and risks.
Dr. Orebaugh focuses especially on the benefits of regional anesthesia. When appropriately applied—whether alone or with other methods—spinal and peripheral nerve blocks often lead to better recovery and reduced pain. With as many as half of all surgical patients experiencing poorly controlled postoperative pain, regional anesthetic nerve blocks can help significantly in managing this pain while reducing the side effects of general anesthetics and pain medications.
A better understanding of anesthesia will reassure people contemplating surgery and equip them to take the necessary steps toward healthy recovery. Knowing their options, they can have informed conversations with their doctor and indicate a preference for a specific anesthetic treatment. Written by a compassionate and experienced anesthesiologist and backed by scientifically accurate information and the latest research, this book will help patients do just that.
Understand and apply the latest developments in pain management with brand-new chapters covering disability assessment, central post-stroke pain, widespread chronic pain, and burn pain.Effectively ease your patients' pain with today's best management techniques, including joint injections, ultrasound-guided therapies, and new pharmacologic agents (such as topical analgesics).
Current, concise, and engagingly written, Morgan & Mikhail’s Clinical Anesthesiology, Fifth Edition is a true essential for all anesthesia students and practitioners. This trusted classic delivers comprehensive coverage of the field’s must-know basic science and clinical topics in a clear, easy-to-understand presentation. Indispensable for coursework, exam review, and as a clinical refresher, this trusted text has been extensively updated to reflect the latest research and developments.
Here’s why Clinical Anesthesiology is the best anesthesiology resource:NEW full-color presentation NEW chapters on the most pertinent topics in anesthesiology, including anesthesia outside of the operating room and a revamped peripheral nerve blocks chapter that details ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia Up-to-date discussion of all relevant areas within anesthesiology, including equipment, pharmacology, regional anesthesia, pathophysiology, pain management, and critical care Case discussions promote application of the concepts to real-world practice Numerous tables and figures encapsulate important information and facilitate memorization
Silver reviews the causes and characteristics of chronic pain and explores its impact on individual family relationships and on the extended family, covering such issues as employment, parenting, childbearing and inheritance, and emotional health. Silver treats aspects of chronic pain not covered in a typical office visit: how men and women differ in their experience of chronic pain, the effect of chronic pain on a toddler's behavior or an older child's performance in school, the risks of dependence on and addiction to pain medications, and practical ways for relatives beyond the immediate family circle to offer help and support to the person in pain.
Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition with 3 new chapters on adolescents
"Gentling" represents a new paradigm in the therapeutic approach to children who haveexperienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and have acquired Post TraumaticStress Disorder as a result. This text redefines PTSD in child abuse survivors by identifyingchild-specific behavioral signs commonly seen, and offers a means to individualizetreatment and measure therapeutic outcomes through understanding each sufferingchild's unique symptom profile. The practical and easily understood Gentling approachesand techniques can be easily learned by clinicians, parents, foster parents, teachers andall other care givers of these children to effect real and lasting healing. With this book, you will: Learn child-specific signs of PTSD in abused childrenLearn how to manage the often intense reactivity seen in stress episodesGain the practical, gentle, and effective treatment tools that really help these childrenUse the Child Stress Profile (CSP) to guide treatment and measure outcomesDeploy handy 'Quick Teach Sheets' that can be copied and handed to foster parents, teachers, and social workers
Clinicians Acclaim for "Gentling"
"In this world where children are often disenfranchised in trauma care--and all toooften treated with the same techniques as adults--Krill makes a compelling case for howto adapt proven post-trauma treatment to the world of a child."
--Michele Rosenthal, HealMyPTSD.com
"Congratulations to Krill when he says that 'being gentle' cannot be over-emphasizedin work with the abused."
--Andrew D. Gibson, PhDAuthor of "Got an Angry Kid? Parenting Spike, A Seriously Difficult Child"
"William Krill's book is greatly needed. PTSD is the most common aftermath of childabuse and often domestic abuse as well. There is a critical scarcity of mental-health professionalswho know how to recognize child abuse, let alone treat it."
--Fr. Heyward B. Ewart, III, Ph.D., St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, author of "AM I BAD? Recovering From Abuse"w
Cover photo by W.A. Krill/ Fighting Chance Photography
Learn more at www.Gentling.org
From the New Horizons in Therapy Series at Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com
FAM001010 Family & Relationships: Abuse - Child Abuse
PSY022040 Psychology: Psychopathology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
FAM004000 Family & Relationships: Adoption & Fostering
Symptom to Diagnosis teaches you an evidence-based, step-by-step process for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients based on their clinical complaints. By applying this process, you will be able to recognize specific diseases and prescribe the most effective therapy.
Each chapter addresses one common complaint and begins with a case and guidance on how to organize the differential diagnosis. As the case progresses, clinical reasoning is explained in detail. The differential diagnosis for that particular case is summarized in tables that highlight the clinical clues and important tests for the leading diagnostic hypothesis and alternative diagnostic hypotheses. As the chapter progresses, the pertinent diseases are reviewed. Just as in real life, the case unfolds in a stepwise fashion as tests are performed and diagnoses are confirmed or refuted.
The third edition is enhanced by the addition of five new chapters--Bleeding Disorders, Dysuria, Hematuria, Hypotension, and Sore Throat--as well as a greater emphasis on how to master the process of working from patient level data (signs, symptoms, and laboratory tests). All chapters incorporate the latest research resulting in new and refined approaches to common symptoms encountered in clinical medicine.
The famous "one disease per page" design!
CURRENT Essentials of Medicine is a practical, point-of-care pocket handbook that offers "nutshell" information on the diagnosis and treatment of more than 500 medical disorders seen in both primary care and hospital settings. Perfect as a quick reference on the wards or in a busy clinic, this is THE ONLY pocket guide to offer disease essentials in a one-disease-per-page bulleted format. Practical pearls, for which the authors are well known, are offered for almost all conditions.
Maximum retention in minimum time!
Deja Review: Pediatrics, 2e boils down your coursework to just the critical concepts you need to know for exam success. This unbeatable guide features a quick-read, two-column “flashcard” Q&A format – specifically designed to help you remember a large amount of information in the least amount of time possible. The format allows you to zero-in on only the correct answers to promote memory retention and get the most out of your study time. Great for last minute review of high-yield facts, Deja Review provides a straightforward way for you to assess your strengths and weaknesses so you can excel on your clerkship exam and the USMLE Step 2CK.Active recall questions allow you to understand, not just memorize, the content Clinical vignettes at the end of chapters prepare you for board-style questions Portable size for study on the go – fits in your white coat pocket Bookmark included to guide you through easy-to-use flashcard presentation
The debilitating pain of a migraine...the disability of poorly controlled seizures. If this describes you or someone you care about, you are not alone. A staggering 3 million people in the United States alone have been diagnosed with epilepsy. When you consider that migraines share very similar characteristics to seizures, you can add another 35 million to the pool. Then consider the fact that neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's may be the long-term result of uncontrolled damage to the brain from epilepsy and migraines. This means a very large number of people alive today are affected by this process that produces a progressive degeneration of the brain.
Migraines and Epilepsy: How to find relief, live well and protect your brain
, unlike other books on this topic, brings together many of the concepts that help to heal your brain, improve brain function, and eliminate debilitating conditions that negatively affect your brain. It is designed as a guide to protect the most important thing you own-your brain. While nothing in the physiology of the brain is guaranteed, the majority of those who follow the recommendations in this book will find relief
"These cards offer concise yet detailed case studies for students to review current pharmacotherapeutic options for many of the commonly encountered disease states....Students might find these cards to be a very helpful in addition to their therapeutics courses to help them retain knowledge through the use of real-life clinical scenarios. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service
These 238 Q&A cards provide a complete review of pharmacotherapeutic concepts for the major disease states most often encountered in practiceEmphasizes evidence-based therapeutic decision making and drug therapy monitoring Each card features a case and therapeutic question Key facts are included for the drug or drug class that correctly answers the question Case Notes explain the answer and include clinical pearls about use of the drug, management of the disease, and dosing
In Adolescent Depression: A Guide for Parents, Johns Hopkins psychiatrist Francis Mondimore helps parents understand that serious depression in adolescents is an illness—an illness that can be effectively treated. He describes the many forms of depression and the many ways it can appear in young people—from intensely sad feelings to irritability, anger, and destructive rages. And he answers parents' questions, including: What are the danger signals of serious depression in teenagers? How are mood disorders diagnosed? How do medications work? What about talking therapies? How does depression relate to other problems, such as drug abuse, ADHD, and eating disorders and other self-injurious behavior? Of the one in five adults who go through a period of serious depression during their lifetime, many had their first experience of depression as teenagers. This comprehensive and compassionate guide detailing the symptoms, treatments, complications, and causes of adolescent depression provides parents with the information they need to ensure that their children receive the best possible treatment and become happy and healthy adults.
A Doody's Core Title for 2017!
Coverage includes:Chapters on how to conduct an occupational and environmental medical history, examine the patient, evaluate exposures, and prevent further injury and illness New methods of disability management and the important role that physicians can play in preventing disability Practical information on the toxic properties and clinical manifestation of common industrial materials Techniques to prevent acute and cumulative workplace-related injuries Detailed discussion of international occupational and environmental health, and issues of worker migration An appendix that concisely introduces the important topics of biostatistics and epidemiology
The definitive overview of common occupational and environmental illnesses
NEW CHAPTERS on electronic health records, the management of chronic pain, violence in the workplace, terrorism preparedness, disease surveillance, and chemical policy
Valuable to practicing physicians as well as students and residents
Essentials of Regional Anesthesia covers all anatomical regions as well as the unique considerations in patients with chronic pain, obstetric patients, pediatric patients, and patients treated in the outpatient setting. A common chapter format makes it easy to find information quickly, and extensive illustrations enhance the text.
Stay current with Essentials of Regional Anesthesia, and stay ahead with these helpful features:
• Ultrasound incorporated into each block
• Extremely practical focus
• More than 400 Q & As to test knowledge
• Authored by regional anesthesia fellowship directors and fellows
• Clinical pearls and guidance on complications
• Concise, clinically oriented review of relevant basic science
• Common chapter format for ease of use
• Well illustrated with 350 figures, nearly 200 in color
About the Author
William W. Hay, Jr., MD (Denver, CO)is Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Neonatal Clinical Research Center, Scientific Director of the Perinatal Research Center, University of Colorado.
COVERS:Basic principles of diagnostic testing, common blood, urine and cerebrospinal fluid laboratory tests, therapeutic drug monitoring, microbiologic test selection and interpretation and diagnostic imaging tests by body system , electrocardiography, and differential diagnosis tables & algorithms Tests used in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, neurology and obstetrics and gynecology
INCLUDES:Costs and risks of diagnostic tests Evidence-based information Diseases associated with abnormal test results, including test sensitivities Full literature citations with PubMed (PMID) numbers included for each reference More than 24 NEW clinical laboratory test entries, 6 NEW differential diagnosis tables 5 NEW diagnostic algorithms NEW sections on point-of-care testing, provider-performed microscopy, pharmacogenetic testing, and diagnostic echocardiography