Faced with a bleeding patient, it may be difficult to discernwhether blood loss is due to a local factor or secondary to anunderlying haemostatic defect. There are a range of simple andspecialized laboratory texts which can be performed to furtherdefine the cause of bleeding in a patient. Since the firstedition there have been many developments in the field includingmany new anticoagulant drugs. These new classes of "direct thrombininhibitors" slow the coagulation cascade by directly binding tothrombin, a clotting factor essential in the clotting process. Ifthrombin is blocked, clot formation is delayed. A key component ofthis guide will be the latest treatment strategies available forpatients.
The book is divided into major chapter sections dependingon the type of bleeding disorder it fits into. Each chapterincludes a brief overview of the disorder covering: history of thedisorder; molecular basis of the disorder; class presentation;genetics; current laboratory tests and monitoring. Cases associatedwith each disorder are presented alongside practical questions andanswers from a wide range of contributors. As practice can varyfrom center to center, controversial areas are clearly marked anddiscussed throughout.
New to this edition: coverage of the newer techniques;newer treatment modalities; new oral anticoagulants; update onhemophilia management; more on ITP and greater coverage of newcases as suggested by reviewers.
Clinicians will find useful advice for everyday questions ineach specialty area as the book describes hemorrhagic andthrombotic problems in cardiology, neurology, hepatology,nephrology, oncology, obstetrics, pediatrics, intensive care andtransfusion medicine.
An invaluable resource for all hematologists, traineehematologists preparing for examinations and clinicians this bookshould be kept close at hand for frequent consultation
This book is an invaluable resource that provides an overview ofall aspects of the care of patients with haemophilia.
Covering how to assess both bleeding children and adults,Haemophilia A and B, molecular basis of the disease, the role offactors in coagulation, epidemiology, pharmacokinetics, andtreatment of inhibitors. There will also be a section onmusculoskeletal aspects of haemophilia as well as newerdevelopments such as gene therapy and rare bleedingdisorders.
Textbook of Hemophilia is ideal for:
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The only up-to-date definitive reference source onhemophilia
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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.
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.
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).
*Previously published as Sirens, after the Channel 4 TV show inspired by the book*
On any given day Tom Reynolds might be attacked by strangers, sworn at by motorists, puked on, covered in blood and other much more unpleasant substances. He could help to deliver a baby in the morning and witness the last moments of a dying man in the afternoon. He deals with road accidents, knife attacks, domestic violence, drug overdoses, neglect and suffering.
And you think you’re having a bad day at work?
His experiences spawned two volumes of memoir, both of which are collected here.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
You're already living it.
Was diabetes evolution's response to the last Ice Age? Did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Will a visit to the tanning salon help lower your cholesterol? Why do we age? Why are some people immune to HIV? Can your genes be turned on -- or off?
Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth, from plants and animals to insects and bacteria.
Through a fresh and engaging examination of our evolutionary history, Dr. Moalem reveals how many of the conditions that are diseases today actually gave our ancestors a leg up in the survival sweepstakes. When the option is a long life with a disease or a short one without it, evolution opts for disease almost every time.
Everything from the climate our ancestors lived in to the crops they planted and ate to their beverage of choice can be seen in our genetic inheritance. But Survival of the Sickest doesn't stop there. It goes on to demonstrate just how little modern medicine really understands about human health, and offers a new way of thinking that can help all of us live longer, healthier lives.
Survival of the Sickest is filled with fascinating insights and cutting-edge research, presented in a way that is both accessible and utterly absorbing. This is a book about the interconnectedness of all life on earth -- and, especially, what that means for us.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Students who just aced the USMLE Step 1 reveal what it takes to excel!
"This book was excellent, and well organized. The 'make the diagnosis' section was great--lengthy and thorough--just like Step 1. It was nice because it was compact enough that you could fit it in your bag and review it anywhere. Great!" -- Sarah Fabiano, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Class of 2010
"I like the fact that embryology for each system is given at the beginning of each chapter. This series is a wonderful compendium throughout the medical college years, particularly preclinical years to prepare for Step 1." -- Ali Rizvi, MPH, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2010
Deja Reveiw: USMLE Step 1 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 pertinent 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 for USMLE Step 1 success.
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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.
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.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which thereis an imbalance of a woman's female sex hormones, and affects anestimated 10% of all women. This hormone imbalance may causechanges in the menstrual cycle, acne, small cysts in the ovaries,difficulty conceiving, high blood pressure, and other problems. Itis treatable, but not curable, and sufferers have to rely onthemselves for the long-term management of their condition. Ifyou're living with PCOS, this guide gives you the latestinformation concerning treatments and research into PolycysticOvarian Syndrome.
PCOS For Dummies gives you a practical, plain-Englishguide to living with and managing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Inaddition to providing valuable information concerning the causesand symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PCOS ForDummies gives you the facts about the various treatment optionsthat are available, including both traditional medical treatmentsand alternative therapies.Discusses the causes and symptoms of PCOSAdvice for dealing with this disorderCovers the treatments and medicine available in the UnitedStates
PCOS For Dummies is an invaluable resource for themillions who are suffering from this condition.
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.
This no-nonsense, plain-English guide lays out the facts youneed to maintain a healthy body. It offers expert advice onidentifying symptoms, changing lifestyles, and also extensivecoverage on diet, exercise, alternative treatments, and the linkbetween low blood sugar and diabetes. This expanded 2ndedition provides:A thorough explanation of hypoglycemia and how it affects yourbodyExercise routines that lead to a healthier lifestyleDiet suggestions on what to eat and how oftenA basis for choosing a doctor that’s right for youVitamins and supplements that treat your symptomsWays to manage hypoglycemia in the workplaceAn explanation of how hypoglycemia affects family andfriendsMethods to de-stress yourself
Complete with tips on helping other hypoglycemics andmyth-debunking facts about the disease, Hypoglycemia forDummies is the fast and simple way to learn and treat thecondition, with the help of the most up-to-date medical informationavailable. Escape the blood sugar blues and starting feeling betterin no time!
McGraw-Hill's EMT Flashcards offer a succint, comprehensive, and easy-to-carry review of the essential concepts students need to remember for their certification exam. Each two-sided care features a question on one side with a detailed answer on the flip side. Answers are presented in text, lists, tables, and images.
Written by the New York Times bestselling authors of The Memory Bible, this book is an easy-to-follow regimen based on the latest comprehensive research into Alzheimer’s disease, and especially the critical connection between lifestyle and susceptibility. The paperback edition is updated with a brand-new section that answers the most compelling questions asked of Dr. Small after publication of the first edition, including: the power of exercise to offset a genetic predisposition; antibodies that can clear Alzheimer’s plaques from the brain; and promising new treatments, from drugs to deep brain stimulation.
It’s the science-based, breakthrough program that will bring mental clarity to every day and help you take control of your brain’s health.
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.
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)"
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.
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.
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
FROM THE PUBLISHER THAT BROUGHT YOU CONFESSIONS OF A GP.
Forget what you have seen on Casualty or Holby City, this is what it is really like to be working in A&E.
Dr Nick Edwards writes with shocking honesty about life as an A&E doctor. He lifts the lid on government targets that led to poor patient care. He reveals the level of alcohol-related injuries that often bring the service to a near standstill. He shows just how bloody hard it is to look after the people who turn up at the hospital door.
But he also shares the funny side - the unusual ‘accidents’ that result in with weird objects inserted in places they really should have ended up - and also the moving, tragic and heartbreaking.
It really is an unforgettable read.
First published in 2007 when The Friday Project was a small independent, In Stitches went on to sell over 15,000 copies in the UK, the majority of which have come in the years since then. It has proved to be a real word-of-mouth hit.
This new edition includes lots of additional material bringing Nick’s story completely up to date including plenty more suprising, alarming, moving and unforgettable moments from behind the A&E curtain.
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.
In addition, there are seven new commentaries: A molecular view of exercise; Female athlete triad and energy availability; Measuring energy availability; Treating low energy availability; Vegetarian eating; Antioxidant supplementation and exercise; and, Fluid guidelines.
This respected reference work is an invaluable asset for students and instructors in the discipline of sports nutrition, and is also essential reading for elite athletes, sports professionals and trainers who need to keep their knowledge current.
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.
Imaging Informatics Professionals (IIPs) have come to play an indispensable role in modern medicine, and the scope of this profession has grown far beyond the boundaries of the PACS. A successful IIP must not only understand the PACS itself, but also have knowledge of clinical workflow, a base in several medical specialties, and a solid IT capability regarding software interactions and networking. With the introduction of a certification test for the IIP position, a single source was needed to explain the fundamentals of imaging informatics and to demonstrate how those fundamentals are applied in everyday practice. Practical Imaging Informatics describes the foundations of information technology and clinical image management, details typical daily operations, and discusses rarer complications and issues.
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.
"Be brief, be bright, be gone" is the philosophy that launched David Currier to a successful career as a pharmaceutical sales representative. Simply stated, this approach encourages aspiring sales professionals to:Be brief-Keep your sales presentations short and to the point. Be bright-Understand your product and its clinical context. Be gone-Respect your customer's time.
But that is only one piece of advice an aspiring representative should retain from this book. This book also covers:Pros and cons of a career in pharma/biotech sales How to land a job with a major pharma/biotech company Getting to know your customers (physicians and hospitals) Selling skills, basic etiquette, sales call basics
and lots more, including 10 key tips that help ensure long-term career success.
This is the book that top pharmaceutical and biotech sales trainers have asked for!
"I wish I read this book when I got started. It is easily the best book I have seen on the subject."-Ellen F. Simes, Springfield, MA, Pharma/biotech trainer
"Anyone even thinking about a career in the industry should read this book."-Pam Marinko, Wilmington, NC, Pharma/biotech trainer
"Wow! Very well done. Some really good information for folks just starting out-and for veterans like me, too."-JoAnne Skypeck, Holyoke, MA, Pharmaceutical sales representative
Magnesium is nothing short of a miracle; it has the potential to save you from considerable suffering and pain. The information presented here could even save your life. Magnesium is the lamp of life and one of the most important keys to overall health. When applied in the correct way, magnesium offers us a return to strength and vigor. When used in the emergency room, magnesium can save the day for both heart and stroke patients. What you will be introduced to is magnesium oil, a natural concentrated form of magnesium chloride that can be applied directly to the skin for intense effect.
When we are deficient in magnesium, over three hundred enzymes in our body are unable to function properly.
Magnesium deficiency has been scientifically identified as a critical factor in the onset of a wide variety of diseases. For various reasons and to varying degree, two-thirds or more of the population is magnesium deficient.
Learn how to use this powerful secret to good health in Transdermal Magnesium Therapy.
The definitive guide to incorporating a macrobiotic diet into your daily life
Do you want to make the most of macrobiotics? This practical guide uses a body, mind, and spirit approach to introduce you to the basics of this popular diet. You'll see how to use macrobiotic principles to enhance your health and happiness; prepare the right foods to increase your energy and fight off disease; and make lifestyle changes to support your new way of eating.Begin on the path to healthy living — understand the science behind macrobiotics and how to apply the principles to your daily lifeHeal the macrobiotic way — discover the foods and nutrients that influence good health and heal common diseasesPlan for successful, non-stressful change — create a macro-friendly kitchen, shop smart, and introduce new foods to the family dietMake marvelous macrobiotic meals — prepare delicious,easy-to-follow recipes from breakfast to dessert and plan your weekly menuTake it on the road — make healthy restaurant choicesRound out your macrobiotic lifestyle — get tips for exercise, creating a more nourishing environment, and developing a self-healing personality
Open the book and find:The basics of macrobiotic nutritionHow to marshal your body, mind, and spirit to renew your healthTen tips for prompt, permanent weight lossPractical ways to eliminate cravings for unhealthy foodMore than 50 healthy, tasty recipesTime-saving cooking techniquesTips on managing your blood sugar with macrobiotic foodsThe right tools and equipment to stock a healthy kitchenA sample macrobiotic menu
Cynthia Maulen, who has trained interpreters who speak more than fifty different languages, created this terminology workbook to help interpreters prepare for a variety of assignments and certification exams.
The workbook identifies terms used in a variety of medical settings and is arranged by topic, including categories rarely seen in other interpreting texts, such as Abbreviations, U.S. Healthcare Terminology, Medications, and Talking About Pain. You can write in your own translations and create your own glossaryno matter what language youre working in.
Maulen also uses her extensive interpreting knowledge and down-to-earth approach to provide proven guidance on dealing with the challenges youll face on the job as an interpreter.
Whether youre an educator seeking to supplement your curriculum, a student determined to pass an exam, or a professional eager to do the best job you can, youll get the tools you need to accomplish your goals with theTerminology Workbook for Medical Interpreters.
- A logical system for understanding how medical terms are put together, giving the building blocks for deciphering any term encountered.
- An outline of each of the body's systems illustrated with quality diagrams and anatomical renderings to teach terms in context.
- An explanation of the body's physiology and the terms that describe how the human body functions.
- A primer on terms describing diseases, injuries, and conditions that are treated by doctors.
- Outlines of terms related to the most common diagnostic tests and procedures.
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.