This fully updated second edition of Medical Billing & Coding For Dummies provides readers with a complete overview of what to expect and how to succeed in a career in medical billing and coding. With healthcare providers moving more rapidly to electronic record systems, data accuracy and efficient data processing is more important than ever. Medical Billing & Coding For Dummies gives you everything you need to know to get started in medical billing and coding.
This updated resource includes details on the most current industry changes in ICD-10 (10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) and PPS (Prospective Payment Systems), expanded coverage on the differences between EHRs and MHRs, the latest certification requirements and standard industry practices, and updated tips and advice for dealing with government agencies and insurance companies.Prepare for a successful career in medical billing and codingGet the latest updates on changes in the ICD-10 and PPSUnderstand how the industry is changing and learn how to stay ahead of the curveLearn about flexible employment options in this rapidly growing industry
Medical Billing & Coding For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides aspiring professionals with detailed information and advice on what to expect in a billing and coding career, ways to find a training program, certification options, and ways to stay competitive in the field.
Looking for straightforward information on BorderlinePersonality Disorder? This easy-to-understand guide helps those whohave BPD develop strategies for breaking the destructive cycle.This book also aids loved ones in accepting the disorder andoffering support. Inside you'll find authoritative details on thecauses of BPD and proven treatments, as well as advice on workingwith therapists, managing symptoms, and enjoying a full life.
Review the basics of BPD — discover the symptoms of BPD andthe related emotional problems, as well as the cultural,biological, and psychological causes of the disease
Understand what goes wrong — explore impulsivity, emotionaldysregulation, identity problems, relationship conflicts,black-and-white thinking, and difficulties in perception; andidentify the areas where you may need help
Make the choice to change — find the right care provider,overcome common obstacles to change, set realistic goals, andimprove your physical and emotional state
Evaluate treatments for BPD — learn about the currenttreatments that really work and develop a plan for addressing thecore symptoms of BPD
If someone you love has BPD — see how to identify triggers,handle emotional upheavals, set clear boundaries, and encourageyour loved one to seek therapy
Open the book and find:
The major characteristics of BPD
Who gets BPD — and why
Recent treatment advances
Illuminating case studies
Strategies for calming emotions and staying in control
A discussion of medication options
Ways to stay healthy during treatment
Tips for explaining BPD to others
Help for parents whose child exhibits symptoms
Treatment options that work and those you should avoid
The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller and Humour Book of the Year
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Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you.
Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward.
As seen on ITV's Zoe Ball Book Club
This edition includes extra diary entries and a new afterword by the author.
Named one of The Economist’s Books of the Year 2014
Named one of The Wall Street Journal’s Top Ten Best Nonfiction Books of 2014
Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Books of 2014
Forbes’s Most Memorable Healthcare Book of 2014
Named a Best Food Book of 2014 by Mother Jones
Named one of Library Journal's Best Books of 2014
In The Big Fat Surprise, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: that everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong. She documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health.
For decades, we have been told that the best possible diet involves cutting back on fat, especially saturated fat, and that if we are not getting healthier or thinner it must be because we are not trying hard enough. But what if the low-fat diet is itself the problem? What if the very foods we’ve been denying ourselves—the creamy cheeses, the sizzling steaks—are themselves the key to reversing the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease?
In this captivating, vibrant, and convincing narrative, based on a nine-year-long investigation, Teicholz shows how the misinformation about saturated fats took hold in the scientific community and the public imagination, and how recent findings have overturned these beliefs. She explains why the Mediterranean Diet is not the healthiest, and how we might be replacing trans fats with something even worse. This startling history demonstrates how nutrition science has gotten it so wrong: how overzealous researchers, through a combination of ego, bias, and premature institutional consensus, have allowed dangerous misrepresentations to become dietary dogma.
With eye-opening scientific rigor, The Big Fat Surprise upends the conventional wisdom about all fats with the groundbreaking claim that more, not less, dietary fat—including saturated fat—is what leads to better health and wellness. Science shows that we have been needlessly avoiding meat, cheese, whole milk, and eggs for decades and that we can now, guilt-free, welcome these delicious foods back into our lives.
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From stampeding nudes to inebriated teenagers, young nurse Michael Alexander never really knew what he was getting himself into. But now, sixteen years since he was first launched into his nursing career – as the only man in a gynaecology ward – he’s pretty much dealt with everything: Body parts that come off in his hands; Teenagers with phantom pregnancies; Doctors unable to tell the difference between their left and right; Violent drunks; Singing relatives; Sexism; . . . and a whole lot of nudity.
Confessions of a Male Nurse is a touching, shocking and frequently hilarious account of one man’s life in nursing.
The benefits of a plant-based diet have been publicized far andwide, and you can no longer deny it—you're fully ready toexperience the health benefits of this lifestyle. Plant-BasedDiet For Dummies has been created to help even the moststubborn carnivores adapt to and even learn to find joy in aplant-based diet. Besides providing useful tips, delicious recipes,and meal ideas, this lively resource discusses all you have to gainfrom adopting healthier eating habits, including a decreased riskfor cancer, a lower risk of heart disease and stroke, a lowercholesterol count and blood pressure, and a lower risk, andprevention, of diabetes. A meat-free lifestyle has many benefitsfor your body, and author Marni Wasserman takes you on a journey ofdiscovery into the exciting world of fruits, vegetables, and othernutrient-rich foods.
A plant-based diet, while similar to vegetarian and vegan diets,is different in that it allows an individual to experience thebenefits of vegetarianism without focusing on the politics of ameat-free lifestyle. This book takes the mystery out of adoptingbetter food habits and making better meal choices. It shows you howto stock your kitchen, cook fantastic meals, and discover thewealth of delicious ingredients at your fingertips.Discusses how to improve energy, lower cholesterol, and protectthe body's cells, all through better diet optionsIncludes more than 40 mouthwatering recipes and sample menuplansGives specific advice and instructions for athletes, thosebattling illnesses, expectant parents, seniors, and childrenCovers which plant foods are good sources of fat, protein,complex carbohydrates, and fiber
Get healthy, lose weight, and feel great on a plant-baseddiet.
Aging isn't a decline in our systems. It's actually very purposeful. The very systems and biological processes that age us are designed to help us when we're a little bit younger. So what's our role as part of the aging population? To learn how those systems work so we can reprogram them to work the way they did when we were younger. Your goal should be: die young at any age. That means you live a high quality of life (with everything from working joints to working genitals) until the day you die.
At the core of this landmark book are the Major Agers -- 14 biological processes that control your rate of aging. Some you've heard of, some you haven't, and some you never knew contributed to the aging process. Some speed decline, others inhibit your repair mechanisms. These Major Agers are everything from short telomeres and inefficient mitochondria to stem cells and wacky hormones. The doctors explain the principles of longevity and many of the causes of aging and how to fight the effects. The climax of the book is a 14-day plan to help you along your path to staying young. The doctors want you to be able to integrate important processes into your daily life in order to make staying young routine, but first you'll need to measure your real age and health right now. Staying young encompasses your emotions and mental health as well as your exercise habits, eating habits, personal hygiene, and genes, among other things.
Wouldn't you like to know how to prevent your body from aging badly? The original YOU book showed how bodies work in general, and YOU: On a Diet explained how bodies lose weight and stay fit. Now in YOU: Staying Young, Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz illuminate the mysterious mechanisms with a lively metaphor -- the modern city. What differentiates a vibrant and thriving city that ages gracefully from one that is worn down and rusted out? Despite genetic differences, which are like the geography upon which the city is built, cities age differently because of the way residents treat their education system (stem cells), power plants (mitochondria), electrical grids (brains), transportation routes (blood vessels), and landfills (fat). You -- as mayor, resident, and street cleaner -- have the power to balance your biological budget to ensure a life that's both long and strong. Thankfully, just as cities can invest in renewal and improving their repair processes, so can you.
YOU: Staying Young is filled with signature YOU Tools, including YOU Tests, YOU Tips, and visual and verbal metaphors to bring the science to life.
Don't know a carcinoma from a hematoma? This friendly guideexplains how the easiest way to remember unfamiliar,often-tongue-twisting words is to learn their parts: the prefix,root, and suffix. Medical Terminology For Dummies breaksdown the words you'll encounter in your medical terminology courseand gives you plain-English explanations and examples to help youmaster definitions, pronunciations, and applications across allmedical fields.
For many, the language of medicine and healthcare can beconfusing, and frequently presents the greatest challenge tostudents – this guide was designed to help you overcome thisproblem with ease! Packed with ideas, study materials, quizzes,mind maps, and games to help you retain the information, MedicalTerminology For Dummies quickly gets you up to speed on medicalprefixes, suffixes, and root words so you'll approach evenunfamiliar medical terms with confidence and ease.Bone up on words that describe and are related to the body'ssystemsCorrectly pronounce and understand the meanings of medicaltermsFind tricks and study tips for memorizing wordsBuild your knowledge with helpful word-building activities
If you're working toward a certification or degree in a medicalor healthcare field, or if you're already on the job, MedicalTerminology For Dummies is the fast and easy way to learn thelingo.
In his international bestseller, The End of Illness, Dr. David B. Agus shared what he has learned from his work as a pioneering cancer doctor, revealing the innovative steps he takes to prolong the lives of not only cancer patients, but those who want to enjoy a vigorous, lengthy life. Now Dr. Agus has turned his research into a practical and concise illustrated handbook for everyday living. He believes optimal health begins with our daily routines.
A Short Guide to a Long Life is divided into three sections (What to Do, What to Avoid, and Doctor’s Orders) that provide the definitive answers to many common and not-so-common questions: Who should take a baby aspirin daily? Are flu shots safe? What constitutes “healthy” foods? Why is it important to protect your senses? Are airport scanners hazardous? Dr. Agus will help you develop new patterns of personal health care, using inexpensive and widely available tools that are based on the latest and most reliable science.
An accessible and essential handbook for preparing for visits to the doctor and maintaining control of your future, “A Short Guide to a Long Life explores the simple idea that a healthy tomorrow starts with good habits today” (Fortune).
Perfect for those just starting out or returning to Anatomyafter some time away, Anatomy Essentials For Dummies focuses oncore concepts taught (and tested on!) in a typical Anatomy course.From names and technical terms to how the body works, you'll skipthe suffering and score high marks at exam time with the help ofAnatomy Essentials For Dummies.
Designed for students who want the key concepts and a fewexamples—without the review, ramp-up, and anecdotalcontent—Anatomy Essentials For Dummies is a perfectsolution for exam-cramming, homework help, and reference.A useful and handy reference to the anatomy of the humanbodyPerfect for a refresher or a quick referenceServes as an excellent review to score higher at exam time
If you have some knowledge of anatomy and want to polish yourskills, Anatomy Essentials For Dummies focuses on just thecore concepts you need to understand this fascinating topic.
Dr. Offit reveals how alternative medicine—an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks—can actually be harmful to our health.
Using dramatic real-life stories, Offit separates the sense from the nonsense, showing why any therapy—alternative or traditional—should be scrutinized. He also shows how some nontraditional methods can do a great deal of good, in some cases exceeding therapies offered by conventional practitioners.
An outspoken advocate for science-based health advocacy who is not afraid to take on media celebrities who promote alternative practices, Dr. Offit advises, “There’s no such thing as alternative medicine. There’s only medicine that works and medicine that doesn’t.”
After sixteen years of high-pressure nursing, Michael Alexander has traded in his hospital uniform for the fresh air, comfort and routine of an International private school in the French Alps. Bliss! But it’s not long before he discovers that school nursing is not all permission slips, sniffles and gift baskets. Disastrous school trips; after hours dorm sleepovers; awkward sex education classes; culture clashes; swine flu panic; and kids with six-figure bank balances and a taste for bribery. This is nursing as you’ve never seen it before.
What goes on behind the gates of one of the world’s most elite boarding schools? What happens when kids from all over the world – Russia, Africa, America, Saudi Arabia – live, learn and grow under one roof? What happens when it’s left to school staff to teach children the facts of life, and lust?
Following on from the hugely successful Confessions of a Male Nurse, Michael Alexander is back with more touching, shocking and often laugh-out-loud funny tales of nursing. In Confessions of a School Nurse, Alexander tells all on boarding school life – as a nurse, parent, and Average Joe, he offers a unique perspective on this strange world.
Are you baffled by biochemistry? If so here's the good news ?you don't have to stay that way! Biochemistry For Dummiesshows you how to get a handle on biochemistry, apply the science,raise your grades, and prepare yourself to ace any standardizedtest.
This friendly, unintimidating guide presents an overview of thematerial covered in a typical college-level biochemistry course andmakes the subject easy to understand and accessible to everyone.From cell ultrastructure and carbohydrates to amino acids,proteins, and supramolecular structure, you'll identify biochemicalstructures and reactions, and send your grades soaring.Newest biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and scientificdiscoveriesUpdated examples and explanationsIncorporates the most current teaching techniques
From water biochemistry to protein synthesis, BiochemistryFor Dummies gives you the vital information, clearexplanations, and important insights you need to increase yourunderstanding and improve your performance on any biochemistrytest.
The Lupus Encyclopedia is an authoritative compendium that provides detailed explanations of every body system potentially affected by the disease, along with practical advice about coping. People with lupus, their loved ones, caregivers, and medical professionals—all will find here an invaluable resource. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and tables, The Lupus Encyclopedia explains symptoms, diagnostic methods, medications and their potential side effects, and when to seek medical attention. Dr. Donald Thomas provides information for women who wish to become pregnant and advises readers about working with a disability, complementary and alternative medicine, infections, cancer, and a host of other topics.-- from the Foreword by George C. Tsokos, M.D., Harvard Medical School
Microbiology is a fascinating field that explores life down tothe tiniest level. Did you know that your body contains morebacteria cells than human cells? It's true. Microbes are essentialto our everyday lives, from the food we eat to the very internalsystems that keep us alive. These microbes include bacteria, algae,fungi, viruses, and nematodes. Without microbes, life on Earthwould not survive. It's amazing to think that all life is sodependent on these microscopic creatures, but their impact on ourfuture is even more astonishing. Microbes are the tools that allowus to engineer hardier crops, create better medicines, and fuel ourtechnology in sustainable ways. Microbes may just help us save theworld.
Microbiology For Dummies is your guide to understandingthe fundamentals of this enormously-encompassing field. Whetheryour career plans include microbiology or another science or healthspecialty, you need to understand life at the cellular level beforeyou can understand anything on the macro scale.Explore the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryoticcellsUnderstand the basics of cell function and metabolismDiscover the differences between pathogenic and symbioticrelationshipsStudy the mechanisms that keep different organisms active andalive
You need to know how cells work, how they get nutrients, and howthey die. You need to know the effects different microbes have ondifferent systems, and how certain microbes are integral toecosystem health. Microbes are literally the foundation of alllife, and they are everywhere. Microbiology For Dummies willhelp you understand them, appreciate them, and use them.
In the New Pounds and Inches, Richard L. Lipman M.D., a board certified endocrinologist and internist, updates and revises Simeons' 1954 plan using modern day science and his personal experience treating thousands of patients with HCG. Dr Lipman clarifies all of the controversies surrounding the HCG diet. The New Pounds and Inches uses oral HCG, an 800 calorie food plan, protein with all three meals, many fruits, unlimited vegetables, and many more foods, beverages and snacks unavailable to Dr. Simeons. It presents a workable exercise program, a maintenance plan and concludes with hundreds of appropriate HCG recipes. The New Pounds and Inches offers a safe, effective weight loss plan that sets the standard in weight loss for both practitioners and patients.
A recent shortage of nurses in a society with an agingpopulation has triggered the demand for students to enter the fieldof medical study. A dosage calculations course is required for moststudents earning an applied science degree in nursing,pharmacology, or paramedic programs.
Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies tracks a typicaldosage calculations course and provides helpful content in anapproachable and easy-to-understand format. Plus, you'll getexamples of the various calculations made to determine theappropriate quantity of drug or solution that should beadministered to patients.Calculating drug dosages utilizing ratio-proportion, formula,and dimensional analysisSystems of measurement, including metric and apothecary andother conversion equivalents for a global audienceThe ins and outs of the charting systems for MAR (MedicineAdministration Records)
If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of students aspiringto enter the medical field, Medical Dosage Calculations ForDummies is your ticket for scoring your highest on exams.
Living Gluten-Free For Dummies covers:Knowing what you can and can’t eatShopping and deciphering food labelsCoping with a gluten-free lifestyle on a day to day basisCooking crowd-pleasing gluten-free mealsRaising healthy gluten-free kids
This text is intended for a broad audience as both an introduction to predictive models as well as a guide to applying them. Non-mathematical readers will appreciate the intuitive explanations of the techniques while an emphasis on problem-solving with real data across a wide variety of applications will aid practitioners who wish to extend their expertise. Readers should have knowledge of basic statistical ideas, such as correlation and linear regression analysis. While the text is biased against complex equations, a mathematical background is needed for advanced topics.
A Planet of Viruses is Carl Zimmer’s eye-opening look at the hidden world of viruses. Zimmer, the popular science writer and author of National Geographic’s award-winning blog The Loom, has updated this edition to include the stories of new outbreaks, such as Ebola, MERS, and chikungunya virus; new scientific discoveries, such as a hundred-million-year-old virus that infected the common ancestor of armadillos, elephants, and humans; and new findings that show why climate change may lead to even deadlier outbreaks. Zimmer’s lucid explanations and fascinating stories demonstrate how deeply humans and viruses are intertwined. Viruses helped give rise to the first life-forms, are responsible for many of our most devastating diseases, and will continue to control our fate for centuries. Thoroughly readable, and as reassuring as it is frightening, A Planet of Viruses is a fascinating tour of a formidable hidden world.
Want to know how to manage diabetes? You'll learn about all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy. And if you need to use insulin, this book explains your options.
Open the book and find:
Ways to reduce your diabetes risk
Explanations of the different types of diabetes
Nutritional advice for maintaining a healthy weight
Explanations of the available treatment options
Strategies for getting the daily exercise you need
Lowering body weight can reverse or prevent diabetes; lowerblood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels; and improvesleep apnea and other sleep problems. The easy recipes andexercises outlined in Belly Fat Diet For Dummies gives youthe edge you need to shed unwanted pounds and gain muscle tone.
Do you carry extra weight around your midsection? Belly FatDiet For Dummies gives you practical, trusted advice forshedding it—the fast and healthy way. You'll get a proven,14-day quick-start program that guarantees results within days: ano-gym fitness plan that starts with a fat-melting, bodyweight-onlyworkout and progresses to more advanced exercises furthertoning and tightening your belly. Plus, you’ll get over 40delicious belly-burning recipes to help you manage your weight.A no-gym fitness plan that starts with a fat-meltingbodyweight-only workout and then progresses to a more advancedexercises futher toning and tightening your bellyOver 40 delicious belly-burning recipesLoads of options customized for: carboholics, meat lovers,chicken and seafood fans, chocoholics, fast-food junkies,diabetics, and vegansIncludes useful tips, body-sculpting exercises, and deliciousrecipes using superfoods to help shrink your waistlineA comprehensive maintenance plan to help you stay on track
Belly Fat Diet For Dummies is a complete and informativeguide that makes shedding weight practical and fun—withresults in days.
Meet Tom, an Emergency Medical Technician for the London Ambulance service. It is Tom who shows up to pick up the drunk tramp, the heart attack victim and the pregnant woman who wants to go to hospital in an ambulance because she doesn't want to call a taxi. Tom is also a man who rails against the unfairness of it all, who bemoans the state of the NHS and who ridicules the targets that state that if the ambulance arrives within eight minutes and the patient dies it is a success and if the ambulance arrives in nine minutes and the patient's life is saved it is a fail.
Welcome to the topsy-turvy world of the emergency services. From the tragic to the hilarious, from the heart-warming to the terrifying, Blood, Sweat and Tea 2 is packed with fascinating anecdotes that veer from tragic to hilarious; heart-warming to terrifying and Tom deftly leads the reader through a rollercoaster of emotion.
In the brilliant and bestselling Blood Sweat and Tea Tom gives a fascinating – and at times alarming – picture of life in inner-city Britain and the people who are paid to mop up after it.
Captures the thrills, heartbreak and frustrations of medicine in a way that resonates with readers around the world.
If you have a wheat allergy, gluten intolerance, celiac disease,or just want to enjoy the benefits of a diet free of wheat, barley,and rye, then this handy pocket guide gets you on the gluten-freepath. You’ll get a handle on the whos, whats, whys, and howsof going gluten-free as well as trusted advice on how to managegluten sensitivity. Packed with practical advice ranging from whatto eat and what to avoid to how to shop and cook, this book getsyou started living — and loving — a gluten-freelifestyle.
A required course for majors pursuing sports medicine, exercise science, nursing, or sports therapy degrees, kinesiology is central to a variety of fields. Kinesiology For Dummies tracks an introductory course in the science and imparts the basics of human body movement. With this resource, you will learn how physical activity can alleviate chronic illnesses and disabilities, what factors contribute to musculoskeletal injury, and how to reverse those influences. Complete with a 16-page color insert of medical instructions, this book covers the basics of exercise physiology, exercise and health psychology, introductory biomechanics, motor control, history and philosophy of sport and exercise, and mind-body connections.Written by experts in exercise scienceAddresses a timely subject as exercise science careers and majors are increasingly popularRuns parallel to a kinesiology course with accessible, concise language
Interested learners, kinesiology students, and health or sports therapy professionals will benefit from this refresher course in the basics.
Get the most out of your study timewith a concise, integrated, clinical overview of Step 3 content, perfect for a refresher and practical preparation for this high-stakes, vignette-style exam.
Benefit from the highly engaging Q&A formatthat interactively reviews your knowledge of diagnosis, treatment, and management of common disorders.
Carry it with youand study at your convenience ? anytime, anywhere.
Tap into the knowledge and experienceof co-authors who have all scored extremely well on all steps of the USMLE.
Zero in on key informationwith figures, tables, and summary boxes that provide a concise visual overview of important board-relevant content.
Apply tips, memory aids, and "secrets"gathered by Dr. O?Connell and used by students to pass the boards.
The human body survived for more than 2 million years with thefood found in nature: game meat, fish, vegetables, wild fruits,eggs, and nuts. Humans were thriving on this diet high in animalfat and proteins and low in carbohydrates, but things changed whenwe introduced unnatural and processed foods to our bodies. ThePaleo movement is one of today's hottest diet and healthy-eatingapproaches. Its appeal comes from the fact that it is a sustainablealternative to more restrictive diets that often lead to burnoutand failed weight loss efforts. The Paleo diet is about usingnatural foods to achieve great health and a perfect physique.
Living Paleo For Dummies shows you how to adopt the Paleolifestyle and improve your health and longevity. Offering more than40 recipes for every meal of the day, and providing tips forgetting around common roadblocks such as eating out, this essentialguide to adopting a primal diet also provides the latest, cuttingedge research from genetics, biochemistry, and anthropology to helpyou look, feel, and perform your best.The details of eating the foods that our bodies were designedto eatA complete introductory plan to kick start the PaleojourneyTricks to save on the food bill while adhering to a primal mealplan
Living Paleo For Dummies is for anyone looking for a funand informative guide that simplifies the complexities of the PaleoDiet while outlining and explaining the science behind thebenefits.
Robert Kowalski's personal story is legendary. By the age of forty-one, he had suffered a heart attack and had undergone two coronary bypass surgeries. A traditional dietary approach to lowering his cholesterol failed dismally, and faced with the unpleasant alternative of a lifetime on medication, he created a program that proved astonishingly effective for him -- and legions of others worldwide who used it.
Today Kowalski has beaten heart disease, lives an unlimited and vigorous lifestyle, and uses no prescription drugs. Now, with new information about risk factors, exercise, and supplements, The New 8-Week Cholesterol Cure is even more powerful in fighting heart disease. It includes:The facts about homocysteine and the deadly cholesterol Lp(a)
A diet that jump-starts cholesterol reduction
The heart-healthy secrets of niacin, other B vitamins, and safe supplements
The latest findings on exercise
New cholesterol-testing methods
New heart-healthy products ... and more!
Arm yourself against heart disease-America's number-one killer-and increase your chances for a long, healthy life with The New 8-Week Cholesterol Cure.
Benjamin Daniels is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled and, quite frequently, very funny. He is also a GP. These are his confessions.
A woman troubled by pornographic dreams about Tom Jones. An 80-year-old man who can't remember why he's come to see the doctor. A woman with a common cold demanding (but not receiving) antibiotics. A man with a sore knee. A young woman who has been trying to conceive for a while but now finds herself pregnant and isn't sure she wants to go through with it. A 7-year-old boy with 'tummy aches' that don't really exist.
These are his patients.
Confessions of a GP is a witty insight into the life of a family doctor. Funny and moving in equal measure it will change the way you look at your GP next time you pop in with the sniffles.
You've been hearing it since you were a kid: "You are what you eat." And this wise saying is true! Good nutrition is the key to achieving and maintaining healthy weight and lifelong good health—no matter how you slice it. Nutrition For Dummies, 6th Edition is a one-size-fits-all guide to nutrition that shows you how to manage your diet so you get the most bang for your buck. This book gives you the know-how to put together a shopping list, prepare healthy foods, and easily cut calories.
The latest edition of The Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourages individuals to eat a healthful diet—one that focuses on foods and beverages that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent chronic disease. This updated edition of Nutrition For Dummies reflects the latest suggested guidelines and details in plain English so you can incorporate these recommendations for living a nutritionally sound life. You'll get updated RDAs on vitamins and nutritional supplements; find out why you should eat more fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and other plant-based foods; understand the importance of cholesterol for brain health; get the latest information on obesity; and more.Decipher the latest nutrition facts, labels, and guidelinesUnderstand why sugar is the most controversial subject in diet todayGrasp the truth about vitamin supplements and energy drinksMake informed decisions about your own nutrition choices
An apple a day may not necessarily keep the doctor away, but with the simple guidance of Nutrition For Dummies, 6th Edition you can be on your way to living a happier, healthier, and longer life.
Arrive at diagnosesby following a pattern recognition approach, and logically overcome difficult diagnostic challenges with the aid of decision trees.
Quickly grasp the fundamentalsyou need to know through more than 700 images and an easy-to-use format and pedagogy, including: bolding of key points and icons designating special content; Diagnostic Pitfalls; Really, Really Important Points; Weblinks; and Take-Home Points.
Gauge your mastery of the materialand build confidence with extra images, bonus content, interactive self-assessment exercises, and USMLE-style Q&A that provide effective chapter review and quick practice for your exams.
Apply the latest recommendationson patient safety, dose reduction and radiation protection
Benefit from the extensive knowledge and experienceof esteemed author Dr. William Herring—a skilled radiology teacher and the host of his own specialty website, www.learningradiology.com. Stay current in the latest advancements and developments with meticulous updates throughout including a new chapter on Pediatric Radiology as well as more than 60 new and updated photos, many highlighting newer imaging modalities.
This book is especially for MBBS students who have taken medicine as their career and also for students preparing for various entrance tests to postgraduate diploma, MD/MS degree courses or Diplomate National Board or other competitive examinations.
It also serves as a foundation course for postgraduate students who have joined the speciality to pursue MS examination before taking to larger treatises on the subject and a quick revision before exam.
New and Thoroughly Updated Chapters
Thyroid Gland and Its Disorders
Surgery of Thyroid
Anatomy and Physiology of Paranasal Sinuses
Tumours of Nasopharynx
Congenital Lesions of Larynx and Stridor
Foreign Bodies of Air and Food Passages
Laser Surgery, Radiofrequency Surgery and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
HIV Infection/AIDS and ENT Manifestations
Salient FeaturesSimple language, concise but comprehensive coverage of the subject, and clear and straightforward writing style with explanatory diagrams, photographs and flowcharts.
Clinically oriented text and problem solving approach.
Mnemonics to recall and reproduce the subject for exam going students.
Nuggets for rapid review will help to solve many MCQs.
A free companion website which provides more information on the subject in the form of case studies, self-assessment exercises, video clips, images, and latest updates on the subject from time to time.
Paleo All-In-One For Dummies is the powerhouse resourcethat includes all the information you'll need to get started withthe Paleo lifestyle or further refine your diet if you're already aconvert! With content from leading authorities on the Paleolifestyle, this easy-to-read, all-in-one resource offers a completeoverview of living the primal life to lose weight, improve athleticperformance, get fit, and stay healthy. Use the tips from the bookto change your diet to include healthy, natural foods, then jumpinto the companion workout videos to master the Paleo moves andtechniques that are featured in the book.
The Paleo movement is taking the scientific world by storm, withstudies indicating that the diet lowers the risk of cardiovasculardisease, encourages weight loss, controls acne, and leads togreater overall health and athletic performance.Discover an appealing, sustainable alternative to highlyrestrictive diets that are doomed to failIncorporate healthy, natural foods into your daily routine toachieve better health and a better physiqueGet comprehensive coverage of the Paleo lifestyle from leadingexpertsStart or refine your paleo diet whether you're new to theconcept or a seasoned Paleo follower
If you want to know where to start with the healthy-eating Paleolifestyle, Paleo All-In-One For Dummies is your resource toget on track and stay the course to create a healthy, happy, andfit new you.
Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies gives you everything youneed to create healthy and diabetic-friendly meals. In this revisedand updated edition, you'll discover how easy it is to managediabetes through diet. With tons of new recipes—many of themvegetarian—and the latest information on diabetes testing,monitoring, and maintenance, this book will help guide you down apath to a healthier you.
With an anticipated price tag close to $3.4 billion annually bythe year 2020, diabetes is one of the costliest health hazards inthe U.S. If you're one of the 25.8 million Americans suffering fromdiabetes, this hands-on, friendly guide arms you with the mostup-to-date nutritional information and shows you how to startcooking—and eating—your way to better health.Offers 100+ new and revised diabetic recipes for every meal ofthe dayFeatures changes in fat, carbohydrate, and proteinrecommendations that parallel the meal plan recommendations of theAmerican Diabetes AssociationCovers how to make smart choices when eating out, shopping forfood, and setting up a diabetic kitchenIntroduces ways to involve diabetic children in meal planningand preparation
If you're diabetic and want to learn how to make lifestylechanges that count, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies shows youhow the food you eat can help treat, prevent, and managediabetes.
"A major work of interpretation of medical and social thought . . . this volume is also to be commended for its skillful, absorbing presentation of the background and the effects of this dread disease."—I.B. Cohen, New York Times
"The Cholera Years is a masterful analysis of the moral and social interest attached to epidemic disease, providing generally applicable insights into how the connections between social change, changes in knowledge and changes in technical practice may be conceived."—Steven Shapin, Times Literary Supplement
"In a way that is all too rarely done, Rosenberg has skillfully interwoven medical, social, and intellectual history to show how medicine and society interacted and changed during the 19th century. The history of medicine here takes its rightful place in the tapestry of human history."—John B. Blake, Science
For the first time in our history, scientists are uncovering astounding medical evidence about dieting—and why so many of us struggle with our weight and the size of our waists. Now researchers are unraveling biological secrets about such things as why you crave chocolate or gorge at buffets or store so much fat.
Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, America’s most trusted doctor team and authors of the bestselling YOU series, are now translating this cutting-edge information to help you shave inches off your waist. They’re going to do it by giving you the best weapon against fat: knowledge. By understanding how your body’s fat-storing and fat-burning systems work, you’re going to learn how to crack the code on true and lifelong waist management.
Roizen and Oz will invigorate you with equal parts information, motivation, and change-your-life action to show you how your brain, stomach, hormones, muscles, heart, genetics, and stress levels all interact biologically to determine if your body is the size of a baseball bat or of a baseball stadium. In YOU: On a Diet, Roizen and Oz will redefine what a healthy figure is, then take you through an under-the-skin tour of the organs that influence your body’s size and its health. You’ll even be convinced that the key number to fixate on is not your weight, but your waist size, which best indicates the medical risks of storing too much fat.
Because the world has almost as many diet plans as it has e-mail spammers, you’d think that just about all of us would know everything there is to know about dieting, about fat, and about the reasons why our bellies have grown so large. YOU: On a Diet is much more than a diet plan or a series of instructions and guidelines or a faddish berries-only eating plan. It’s a complete manual for waist management. It will show you how to achieve and maintain an ideal and healthy body size by providing a lexicon according to which any weight-loss system can be explained. YOU: On a Diet will serve as the operating system that facilitates future evolution in our dieting software. After you learn about the biology of your body and the biology and psychology of fat, you’ll be given the YOU Diet and YOU Workout. Both are easy to learn, follow, and maintain. Following a two-week rebooting program will help you lose up to two inches from your waist right from the start.
With Roizen and Oz’s signature accessibility, wit, and humor, YOU: On a Diet—The Owner’s Manual for Waist Management will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the food you consume, so that you’ll diet smart, not hard. Welcome to your body on a diet.
If you have a wheat allergy, gluten intolerance, celiac disease,or you just want to enjoy the benefits of a diet free of wheat,barley, and rye, then this guide is for you. Trusted author DannaKorn explains the medical problems associated with gluten and showsyou step by step how to make the transition to a gluten-freelifestyle - and love it!
With 25% new and revised content, this easy-to-understandreference includes coverage of the most recent testing methods, anupdated section on the link between a gluten-free diet andimproving behaviors in the autistic, new information about thegenetics of celiac disease, expanded coverage on the gluten-freecertification process, increased nutritional information, andupdated recipes and resources.65 delicious recipes plus tips on eating outGuidance on how to shop and decipher food labels Advice on howto raise happy gluten-free kids
Covering the practical, medical, and emotional aspects of thelifestyle, Living Gluten-Free For Dummies, 2nd Editionoffers hope and inspiration as you make the switch to a life freeof gluten.
Are you thinking about becoming a vegan? Already a practicingvegan? More than 3 million Americans currently live a veganlifestyle, and that number is growing. Living Vegan ForDummies is your one-stop resource for understanding veganpractices, sharing them with your friends and loved ones, andmaintaining a vegan way of life.
This friendly, practical guide explains the types of productsthat vegans abstain from eating and consuming, and provides healthyand animal-free options. You'll see how to create a balanced,nutritious vegan diet; read food and product labels to determineanimal-derived product content; and stock a vegan pantry. You'llalso get 40 great-tasting recipes to expand your cookingrepertoire.Features expert guidance in living a vegan lifestyle andexplaining it to friends and familyIncludes proper dietary guidelines so you can get the nutritionyou needGives you several action plans for making the switch toveganismProvides parents with everything they need to understand andsupport their children's choices
With the tips and advice in Living Vegan For Dummies, youcan truly live and enjoy a vegan way of life!
For millions of Americans, hypothyroidism often goes untreated ... or is treated improperly. This book, thoroughly researched by the nation's top thyroid patient advocate—a hypothyroidism patient herself—provides you with answers to all your questions, including:What is hypothyroidism?What are the warning signs, symptoms, and risk factors?Why is getting diagnosed often a challenge, and how can you overcome the obstacles?What treatments are available (including those your doctor hasn't told you about)?Which alternative and holistic therapies, nutritional changes, and supplements may help treat hypothyroidism?
In fifteen easy-to-read chapters, featuring the humorous style and engaging analogies developed by Dr. Sompayrac, How the Immune System Works explains how the immune system players work together to protect us from disease – and, most importantly, why they do it this way.
Rigorously updated for this fifth edition, How the Immune System Works includes the latest information on subjects such as vaccines, the immunology of AIDS, and cancer. A highlight of this edition is a new chapter on the intestinal immune system – currently one of the hottest topics in immunology.
Whether you are completely new to immunology, or require a refresher, How the Immune System Works will provide you with a clear and engaging overview of this fascinating subject. But don’t take our word for it! Read what students have been saying about this classic book:
"What an exceptional book! It's clear you are in the hands of an expert."
"Possibly the Best Small Text of All Time!"
"This is a FUN book, and Lauren Sompayrac does a fantastic job of explaining the immune system using words that normal people can understand."
"Hands down the best immunology book I have read... a very enjoyable read."
"This is simply one of the best medical textbooks that I have ever read. Clear diagrams coupled with highly readable text make this whole subject easily understandable and engaging."
Now with a brand new website at www.wiley.com/go/sompayrac featuring Powerpoint files of the images from the book
The case studies presented throughout Reimagining Global Health bring together ethnographic, theoretical, and historical perspectives into a wholly new and exciting investigation of global health. The interdisciplinary approach outlined in this text should prove useful not only in schools of public health, nursing, and medicine, but also in undergraduate and graduate classes in anthropology, sociology, political economy, and history, among others.
Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States is one of the stronger health policy texts on the market. Readers and instructors looking for an up-to-date, broad-based overview of US health policy should strongly consider using the book.--The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
This new edition brings order to the subject as well as a nuanced discussion of the systems complexities. The text is an important addition to a health professional's bookshelf.
Stephen S. Mick, PhD, FACHE
Department of Health Administration
Virginia Commonwealth University
The timing of this book is impeccable. An exceptional primer for future health care leaders and a must read for all those interested in the most talked about topic today.
Kathleen Gallo, RN, PhD, MBA
North Shore-LIJ Health System
This tenth edition of a classic textbook, updated in November 2013 with a free, downloadable chapter on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), presents the critical issues and core challenges surrounding our health care system. Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, it includes the contributions of leading thinkers, educators, and practitioners who provide an in-depth and objective appraisal of why and how we organize health care the way we do; the enormous impact of health-related behaviors on the structure, function, and cost of the health care delivery system; and other emerging and recurrent issues in health policy, health care management, and public health. To update this book with the rapid changes that have occurred in health care through November 2013, a separate chapter, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Supplement, is available to students and instructors as a downloadable PDF.
This text is divided into five sections, in order to provide some coherence to this broad terrain. Part I, The Current U.S. Health Care System, addresses major characteristics and issues, including reform, financing, and comparative health care systems. This section now includes multiple new charts and tables providing concrete health care data. Part II, Population Health, focuses on health behavior, including health care models, public health policy and practice, risk factors, facilitating healthy lifestyle practices, and access to care. Part III, Medical Care Delivery, addresses integrated health models, delivering high-quality health care, health care costs and value, and comparative effectiveness. Part IV, Support for Medical Care Delivery, concerns governance and management issues, including accountability, the health workforce, and information technology. Part V, The Future of Health Care Delivery in the United States, includes a new 5-year trend forecast.
Includes major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 Each chapter includes these special features: key concepts; extensive mapping resources; key words; learning objectives; discussion questions; and case studies Covers the newest models of care, such as Accountable Care Organizations and Integrated Delivery Systems Examines new ways of conceptualizing and assessing health care, including comparative effectiveness research Features contributions by leading scholars and key figures within the U.S. health care system, including John Billings, JD; Carolyn M. Clancy, MD; C. Tracy Orleans, PhD; and Michael S. Sparer, PhD, JD Contains new coverage of health reform, developing countries, population health, public health and catastrophic events, and a broadened discussion of the health care workforce Affordable Care Act (ACA) Supplement available to students and instructors as a downloadable PDF
Available to Instructors:
Instructor's Guide (updated to reflect content from ACA supplement) PowerPoint Presentations Image Bank Test Bank (updated to reflect content from ACA supplement)"
Crohn's disease and colitis are frustrating, often debilitating gastrointestinal diseases that can have a severe impact on the overall health of those who suffer from them. According to the latest estimates, more than 600,000 patients in North America have Crohn's disease. Written by a physician specialising in the treatment of IBDs, Crohn's and Colitis For Dummies is a complete plain-English guide to understanding, treating, and living well with these diseases.Helps readers actively recognize symptoms of Crohn's and colitis and explains the diagnostic procedures doctors use to identify these diseasesOutlines how the whole body is affected by Crohn's and colitis, and the potential hazards of letting the disease go untreatedOffers expert advice and guidance on controlling Crohn's and colitis with diet and outlines the treatment options of medicines and surgery, including the various risks and benefits of eachProvides practical advice for parents of children with Crohn's and colitis with insights into how children's treatment options can differ from those of adults
Drawing on the work of authors such as Oliver Sacks, Anatole Broyard, Norman Cousins, and Audre Lorde, as well as from people he met during the years he spent among different illness groups, Frank recounts a stirring collection of illness stories, ranging from the well-known—Gilda Radner's battle with ovarian cancer—to the private testimonials of people with cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, and disabilities. Their stories are more than accounts of personal suffering: they abound with moral choices and point to a social ethic.
In this new edition Frank adds a preface describing the personal and cultural times when the first edition was written. His new afterword extends the book’s argument significantly, writing about storytelling and experience, other modes of illness narration, and a version of hope that is both realistic and aspirational. Reflecting on both his own life during the creation of the first edition and the conclusions of the book itself, Frank reminds us of the power of storytelling as way to understanding our own suffering.
From the proper function of the major organs and the role thatproper nutrition plays in their functioning, to a breakdown ofcarbs, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals, ClinicalNutrition For Dummies provides you with the easy-to-read guideyou need to immerse yourself in the subject! Written in the funstyle that the For Dummies series has become known for, thebook is perfect for students in the wide variety of fields thatrequire an in-depth understanding of clinical nutrition, or forthose who want to improve their own lives through betternutrition.
Dive right into the book for an exploration of the chemical andfunctional components of food, how to properly assess yournutritional intake, the changing face of nutrition throughout thehuman lifespan, and so much more! This handy resource offers awealth of information, and specifically addresses the growingobesity and diabetes epidemics that promise to make the study ofclinical nutrition more important than ever. Includes a completebreakdown of the relationship between nutrition and chronicdiseases.Explores the nutritional requirements at various life stages,from pediatric through geriatricFeatures information on the importance of proper nutritionduring pregnancyShares tips for modifying dietary intake and health behaviortheory, along with properly communicating health information
Clinical Nutrition For Dummies is your complete, funguide to the topic of nutrition—dive in today to get startedon the pathway to mastering this increasingly importantsubject.