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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

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Pdf:Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife.Review 'Eben Alexander brings a unique perspective to the sacred world combining a glorious, personal vision of spiritual consciousness with patient, insightful scientific inquiry. 'Proof of Heaven' is a compelling story of what may lie ahead for all of us in the life beyond this one. We have nothing to fear.' --Allan J. Hamilton, MD, FACS, author of 'The Scalpel and the Soul' and 'Zen Mind, Zen Horse'''Proof of Heaven' is more than just an awe-inspiring account of a profound encounter with spiritual reality. Dr. Alexander's neuroscience career taught him that near-death experiences are brain-based illusions, and yet his personal experience left him dumbstruck. His honest struggle to make sense of this unforgettable journey is a gripping story, unique in the literature of spiritual experiences, that may well change how we understand our role in the universe.' --Bruce Greyson, MD, co-editor of 'The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation''I can highly recommend this important book that has the potential to break many scientific taboos.' --Dr. Pim van Lommel, cardiologist, author of 'Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience''Dr. Eben Alexander's near-death experience is the most astounding I have heard in more than four decades of studying this phenomenon. [He] is living proof of an afterlife.'--Raymond A. Moody, M.D., Ph.D., author of Life After Life Read more About the Author Eben Alexander, MD, has been an academic neurosurgeon for the last twenty-five years, including fifteen years at the Brigham & Women’s and the Children’s Hospitals and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is the author of Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven. Visit him at EbenAlexander.com. Read more

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The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

Pdf Medical Books The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

Pdf:The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York.Deborah Blum, writing with the high style and skill for suspense that is characteristic of the very best mystery fiction, shares the untold story of how poison rocked Jazz Age New York City. In The Poisoner's Handbook, Blum draws from highly original research to track the fascinating, perilous days when a pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Drama unfolds case by case as the heroes of The Poisoner's Handbook---chief medical examiner Charles Norris and toxicologist Alexander Gettler---investigate a family mysteriously stricken bald, Barnum and Bailey's Famous Blue Man, factory workers with crumbling bones, a diner serving poisoned pies, and many others. Each case presents a deadly new puzzle, and Norris and Gettler work with a creativity that rivals that of the most imaginative murderer, creating revolutionary experiments to tease out even the wiliest compounds from human tissue. Yet in the tricky game of toxins, even science can't always be trusted, as proven when one of Gettler's experiments erroneously sets free a suburban housewife later nicknamed "America's Lucretia Borgia" to continue her nefarious work. From the vantage of Norris and Gettler's laboratory in the infamous Bellevue Hospital it becomes clear that killers aren't the only toxic threat to New Yorkers. Modern life has created a kind of poison playground, and danger lurks around every corner. Automobiles choke the city streets with carbon monoxide, while potent compounds such as morphine can be found on store shelves in products ranging from pesticides to cosmetics. Prohibition incites a chemist's war between bootleggers and government chemists, while in Gotham's crowded speakeasies each round of cocktails becomes a game of Russian roulette. Norris and Gettler triumph over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice.

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The Human Brain Coloring Book (Coloring Concepts Series)

Pdf Medical Books The Human Brain Coloring Book (Coloring Concepts Series)

Pdf:The Human Brain Coloring Book (Coloring Concepts Series).From the Back Cover The Human Brain Coloring Book provides a means of learning about the structure and function of the human brain, through a process of coloring-by-directions (directed coloring). It was developed by internationally recognized neuroscientists and teachers marian C. Diamond and Arnold B. Scheibel in association with highly acclaimed teacher and anatomist Lawrence M. Elson, creator of Coloring Concepts, this book is designed for a wide range of users: informal learners, students of psychology and the biological sciences, medical, dental, nursing, and other healthp rofessional students, and students and workers in the neurosciences. The unique, highly developed coloring process makes this book an effective learning device for such a diverse audience. The material included here represents the state-of-the-art knowledge about the brain and how it works. Each plate of illustrations has been carefully designed to yield maximum information when colored. The accompanying text has been creatively integrated with the coloring process to enhance understanding and retention. Read more About the Author Marian C. Diamond, Ph.D., is a Professor of Anatomy at the University of California at Berkeley. She teaches general human anatomy and neuroanatomy and has conducted numerous lines of research into the effect of the environment and hormones on the forebrain. Dr. Diamond is perhaps best known for her investigations into structural changes in the cerebral cortex induced by an enriched environment and structural lateralization of the cortex as influenced by sex steroid hormones. Read more

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Crock Pot® Express Beginner's Guide and Cookbook: Mastering the Crock Pot Express, that Will Change the Way You Cook!

Pdf Medical Books Crock Pot® Express Beginner's Guide and Cookbook: Mastering the Crock Pot Express, that Will Change the Way You Cook!

Pdf:Crock Pot® Express Beginner's Guide and Cookbook: Mastering the Crock Pot Express, that Will Change the Way You Cook!.Mastering the Crock Pot® Express, that will Change the Way You CooK! Did you recently purchase the Crock Pot® Express for your kitchen? Do you want to master the Crock Pot® Express pressure cooker? Do you want to impress your family, friends or visitors with your kitchen skills? Do you want to make yummy meals in matter of minutes and keep feeding your family with healthy homemade meals? Then this book is for you. The only Crock Pot® Express cookbook is both a guide to understanding the Crock Pot® Express basics and a foodie’s creative collection of over 100 recipes specially crafted to take advantage of the Crock Pot® Express. Here’s how to make incredible hands-off meals: INTRODUCTION THE REVOLUTIONARY CROCK POT EXPRESS® •Fast Food •Convenience •Intelligent programming •Automatic cooking •Planning meals ahead of time •Nutritious and healthy meals •Retaining food flavor •Retaining minerals and vitamins •Soft and tasty meals •One-pot meal. •Energy Efficiency – Eco-Friendly •Clean and amusing HOW ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKING WORKS •More liquid, more pressure building time •Thicker sauces add another element. •How does this actually affect your cooking or recipes? •Quick Release •Can you "can" in the Crock Pot Express®? THE LANGUAGE OF PRESSURE COOKING TESTING AND USING THE CROCK POT EXPRESS® •Initial Test Run •Electric Pressure Cooking – Four Steps THE MAGIC OF THE CROCK POT EXPRESS® (MULTI-COOKER) HOW TO CONVERT A RECIPE INTOCROCK POT EXPRESS •Slow-cooker recipes •Converting Other Recipes TIPS FOR NEWBIES 40 IMPORTANT CROCK POT EXPRESS® TIPS SAFETY FEATURES •Lid Close Detection •Leaky Lid Protection •Lid Lock Under Pressure •Anti-blockage Vent •Automated Temperature Control •High Temperature Alert •Extreme Temperature and Power Protection •Automatic Pressure Control •Pressure Regulator Protection •Excess Pressure Protection Main Dishes – Breakfast Main Dishes – Meat Main Dishes – Poultry Main Dishes – Soup & Pasta Main Dishes – Seafood Main Dishes – Vegetables Main Dishes –Rice Main Dishes – Beans And Grains Main Dishes – Desserts HOW TO CLEAN A CROCK POT EXPRESS® HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT EXPRESS® FREEZER MEALS Consider the Container •Use the Disappearing Container Trick •Clearly Label Your Containers •Add Ingredients •Watch Your Volume •Conserve Your Freezer Space •Help Removing Stuck Food •Sauté For 5 Min •Allow For Longer Cook Time •Convert Your Favorite Recipe PRESSURE COOKING AT HIGH ALTITUDE COOKING TIME CHARTS •Dried Beans, Legume and Lentils •Meat (Poultry, Beef, Pork and Lamb) •Seafood And Fish •Rice And Grains •Fresh Or Frozen Vegetables •Fruits CONVERSION TABLES CROCK POT EXPRESS VRS. SLOW COOKER 10 MOST COMMON CROCK POT EXPRESS® MISTAKES TROUBLESHOOTING •Pressure cooker does not reach pressure •Pressure cooker cannot maintain pressure •Pressure cooker spews too much steam •Pressure cooked food is under-cooked •Pressure cooked food is over-cooked, dry or burned •Pressure cooker valve sprays food or foam USEFUL ACCESSORIES

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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

Pdf Medical Books Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

Pdf:Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife.A SCIENTIST’S CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFE Near-death experiences, or NDEs, are controversial. Thousands of people have had them, but many in the scientific community have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those people. A highly trained neurosurgeon who had operated on thousands of brains in the course of his career, Alexander knew that what people of faith call the “soul” is really a product of brain chemistry. NDEs, he would have been the first to explain, might feel real to the people having them, but in truth they are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. Then came the day when Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by an extremely rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human— shut down completely. For seven days Alexander lay in a hospital bed in a deep coma. Then, as his doctors weighed the possibility of stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back. Alexander’s recovery is by all accounts a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself. This story sounds like the wild and wonderful imaginings of a skilled fantasy writer. But it is not fantasy. Before Alexander underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. That difficulty with belief created an empty space that no professional triumph could erase. Today he is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition. This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.

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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

Pdf Medical Books Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

Pdf:Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife.From Booklist A neurosurgeon’s first-person account of his near-death experience after an E. coli meningitis-related seizure and seven-day coma will reassure afterlife believers, though it is unlikely to convince skeptics. Alexander’s credentials are impressive: medical school at Duke and 15 years at Harvard-affiliated hospitals. But to agnostics and atheists, Alexander may not come across as a completely objective observer. He writes that he attended his Episcopal church even as he questioned how God, heaven, and an afterlife could exist, yet the heaven he describes seeing certainly seems like a biblical one; a typical line is, “the visual beauty of the silvery bodies of those scintillating beings above.” His story includes interesting asides about past struggles with alcohol and with adoption. (His birth mother delivered him when she was 16 and for years did not want to meet him.) But the book mostly focuses on religion. It ends with a request to support Eternea, Alexander’s nonprofit that has as its mission, “increasing global acceptance of the reality of our eternal spiritual existence . . . under an all-loving God.” For believers, not skeptics. --Karen Springen Read more Review “Dr. Eben Alexander’s near-death experience is the most astounding I have heard in more than four decades of studying this phenomenon. [He] is living proof of an afterlife.” (Raymond A. Moody, M.D., Ph.D., author of Life After Life)“Eben Alexander brings a unique perspective to the sacred world combining a glorious, personal vision of spiritual consciousness with patient, insightful scientific inquiry. Proof of Heaven is a compelling story of what may lie ahead for all of us in the life beyond this one. We have nothing to fear.” —Allan J. Hamilton, MD, FACS, author of The Scalpel and the Soul and Zen Mind, Zen Horse“I can highly recommend this important book that has the potential to break many scientific taboos.” —Dr. Pim van Lommel, cardiologist, author of Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience“Proof of Heaven is more than just an awe-inspiring account of a profound encounter with spiritual reality. Dr. Alexander’s neuroscience career taught him that near-death experiences are brain-based illusions, and yet his personal experience left him dumbstruck. His honest struggle to make sense of this unforgettable journey is a gripping story, unique in the literature of spiritual experiences, that may well change how we understand our role in the universe.” —Bruce Greyson, MD, co-editor of The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Art of C. G. Jung

Pdf Medical Books The Art of C. G. Jung

Pdf:The Art of C. G. Jung.About the Author The Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung, based in Zurich, was established by the community of heirs of C.G. Jung in 2007. The present foundation is dedicated to the maintenance and development of the literary and creative heritage of Carl Gustav Jung and his wife, Emma Jung-Rauschenbach. Read more

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Stravinsky

Pdf Medical Books Stravinsky

Pdf:Stravinsky.Review “Among the best musical biographies of the last half-century, patiently disentangling fact and myth.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune 2010-01-07) Read more About the Author Stephen Walsh is Professor in the School of Music at Cardiff University. He is author of The Music of Stravinsky among other books. Read more

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Vaccinated: Triumph, Controversy, and An Uncertain F

Pdf Medical Books Vaccinated: Triumph, Controversy, and An Uncertain F

Pdf:Vaccinated: Triumph, Controversy, and An Uncertain F.Maurice Hilleman's mother died a day after he was born and his twin sister stillborn. As an adult, he said that he felt he had escaped an appointment with death. He made it his life's work to see that others could do the same. Born into the life of a Montana chicken farmer, Hilleman ran off to the University of Chicago to become a microbiologist, and eventually joined Merck, the pharmaceutical company, to pursue his goal of eliminating childhood disease. Chief among his accomplishments are nine vaccines that practically every child gets, rendering formerly dread diseases—including often devastating ones such as mumps and rubella—practically toothless and nearly forgotten; his measles vaccine alone saves several million lives every year. Vaccinated is not a biography; Hilleman's experience forms the basis for a rich and lively narrative of two hundred years of medical history, ranging across the globe and throughout time to take in a cast of hundreds, all caught up, intentionally or otherwise, in the story of vaccines. It is an inspiring and triumphant tale, but one with a cautionary aspect, as vaccines come under assault from people blaming vaccines for autism and worse. Paul Offit clearly and compellingly rebuts those arguments, and, by demonstrating how much the work of Hilleman and others has gained for humanity, shows us how much we have to lose.

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The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World

Pdf Medical Books The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World

Pdf:The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World.A National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year From Steven Johnson, the dynamic thinker routinely compared to James Gleick, Dava Sobel, and Malcolm Gladwell, The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner about a real-life historical hero, Dr. John Snow. It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure -- garbage removal, clean water, sewers -- necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure. As the cholera outbreak takes hold, a physician and a local curate are spurred to action-and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time. In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking, Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories and interconnectedness of the spread of disease, contagion theory, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry, offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in.

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The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

Pdf Medical Books The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

Pdf:The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right.Review “I read The Checklist Manifesto in one sitting yesterday, which is an amazing tribute to the book that Gawande has crafted. Not only is the book loaded with fascinating stories, but it honestly changed the way I think about the world. It is the best book I've read in ages.” ―Steven Levitt, author of Freakonomics“Few medical writers working today can transmit the gore-drenched terror of an operation that suddenly goes wrong--a terror that has a special resonance when it is Dr. Gawande himself who makes the initial horrifying mistake. And few can make it as clear as he can what exactly is at stake in the effort to minimize calamities.” ―The New York Times“Even skeptical readers will find the evidence staggering. . . . Thoughtfully written and soundly defended, this book calls for medical professionals to improve patient care by adopting a basic, common-sense approach.” ―The Washington Post“A persuasive champion of his cause.” ―The Economist“The Checklist Manifesto is beautifully written, engaging, and convincingly makes the case for adopting checklists in medicine, a project to which Gawande has devoted significant time over the last several years. . . . It is in many ways the most personal of his books, a direct call to action to change the way health care is delivered through straightforward and simple, yet proven, means. It is a call that deserves to be heard and heeded.” ―Journal of the American Medical Association“Gawande deftly weaves in examples of checklist successes in diverse fields like aviation and skyscraper construction. . . . Fascinating reading.” ―New York Times Book Review“This is a brilliant book about an idea so simple it sounds dumb until you hear the case for it. Atul Gawande presents an argument so strong that I challenge anyone to go away from this book unconvinced.” ―The Seattle Times“Fascinating . . . presents a convincing case that adopting more checklists will surely help.” ―Bloomberg News“Gawande argues convincingly and eloquently.” ―San Francisco Chronicle“The scope goes well beyond medicine. . . Read this book and you might find yourself making checklists for the most mundane tasks--and be better off for it.” ―BusinessWeek“A vivid, punchy exposition of an intriguing idea: that by-the-book routine trumps individual prowess.” ―Publishers Weekly“Maintains the balance between accessibility and precision. He manages to be vivid without being gruesome. . . .” ―The Guardian (UK)“Riveting and thought-provoking.” ―The Times (UK)“Eye-popping. . . Gawande writes with vigor and clarity.” ―New Haven Advocate Read more About the Author Atul Gawande is the author of Better and Complications. He is also a MacArthur Fellow, a general surgeon at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, a staff writer for The New Yorker, and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. He lives with his wife and three children in Newton, Massachusetts. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Power through Collaboration: When to Collaborate, Negotiate, or Dominate

Pdf Medical Books Power through Collaboration: When to Collaborate, Negotiate, or Dominate

Pdf:Power through Collaboration: When to Collaborate, Negotiate, or Dominate.Review 'Stephen Willis's trail-blazing book guides us along a path to the type of collaboration that can pull us back from the precipice - something that is needed as never before!'John Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman, Hoodwinked, and Shapeshifting. More at willisllc.com 'The real thing! This book gave me the tools and insight to clearly understand and manage a very difficult situation. It helped a lot.' Roy Bateman, former member of three Boards of Directors. More at willisllc.com. 'Stephen Willis's book is jam-packed with useful information and tools to succeed at making collaboration work.  It is a real workhorse of a book - not the usual fluff and puff - and serves incrediably well with complex, tough situations.'David Anderson, Executive Director San Francisco Zoo. More at willisllc.com 'Stephen Willis takes a deep dive into the ways people work - or don't work - together. His concepts are as original as they are insightful. This book will help you size up your group members in terms of their inclination and motivation to collaborate.' Cindy Myers, Ph.D., CEO, Marin Services for Women. More at willisllc.com. 'Power through Collaboration is a thorough resource that provides a sound foundation and understanding of collaborative processes.' Marilyn Manning, Ph.D. CEO The Consulting Team LLC and author of seven business books. More at willisllc.com. Read more About the Author Dr. Stephen Willis, Ph.D. (powerthroughcollaboration.com) is the creator of the 'Power through Collaboration Formula' for managing collaboration in difficult situations. He is the founder of the 'Power through Collaboration' group on LinkedIn, and the author of two books: 'Power through Collaboration: When to Collaborate, Negotiate, or Dominate' and 'Power through Collaboration: The Formula for Success in Challenging Situations.'Stephen is a consultant, coach, and facilitator to Fortune 500 companies, startups, and nonprofits. His career includes: instructor for Harvard University, CEO of AIB Business Consulting Inc, and psychologist with the Veterans Administration. Stephen's work building collaboration and resolving conflict has been funded by Packard Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, and Pante Rhea Foundation. Stephen earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Purdue University, a B.S. in Mathematics from Manhattan College, and trained in Facilitation at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and its Society of Consulting Psychology. More at powerthroughcollaboration.com Read more

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales

Pdf Medical Books The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales

Pdf:The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales.Review Clarence E. Olsen St. Louis Post-Dispatch A provocative introduction to the marvels of the human mind...Noel Perrin Chicago Sun-Times Dr. Sacks's best book.... One sees a wise, compassionate and very literate mind at work in these 20 stories, nearly all remarkable, and many the kind that restore one's faith in humanity.New York Magazine Dr. Sacks's most absorbing book.... His tales are so compelling that many of them serve as eerie metaphors not only for the condition of modern medicine but of modern man. Read more About the Author Oliver Sacks was born in London and educated in London, Oxford, California, and New York. He is professor of clinical neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is the author of many books, including Awakenings and A Leg to Stand On. Read more

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Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Pdf Medical Books Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Pdf:Memories, Dreams, Reflections.Review 'An important, firsthand document for readers who wish to understand this seminal writer and thinker.' —Booklist Read more Language Notes Text: English, German (translation) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales

Pdf Medical Books The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales

Pdf:The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales.THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT brings together twenty-four of Oliver Sacks’ most fascinating and beloved case studies. The patients in these pages are confronted with almost inconceivably strange neurological disorders; in Sacks’ telling, their stories are a profound testament to the adaptability of the human brain and the resilience of the human spirit.Dr. Sacks treats each of his subjects—the amnesic fifty-year-old man who believes himself to be a young sailor in the Navy, the “disembodied” woman whose limbs have become alien to her, and of course the famous man who mistook his wife for a hat—with a deep respect for the unique individual living beneath the disorder. These tales inspire awe and empathy, allowing the reader to enter the uncanny worlds of those with autism, Alzheimer's, Tourette's syndrome, and other unfathomable neurological conditions.“One of the great clinical writers of the 20th century” (The New York Times), Dr. Sacks brings to vivid life some of the most fundamental questions about identity and the human mind.

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The Gifted Highly Sensitive Introvert: Wisdom for Emotional Healing and Expressing Your Radiant Authentic Self

Pdf Medical Books The Gifted Highly Sensitive Introvert: Wisdom for Emotional Healing and Expressing Your Radiant Authentic Self

Pdf:The Gifted Highly Sensitive Introvert: Wisdom for Emotional Healing and Expressing Your Radiant Authentic Self.Review 'This 'gifted sensitive introvert' considers himself richly blessed to have been one of Benita Esposito's students. I experienced powerful emotional healing, acquired practical skills, and learned to be a good deal more loving to myself. Reading these pages brings back the sound of her voice, and the warmth, excitement, and deep sense of well-being I always had when I was around her. I highly recommend this book to anyone who seeks a wise guide, a fierce protector and champion, and a loving, gentle companion on their own Hero's Journey.'-Rev. Mark Montfort, Presbyterian Church (USA) .'After working for decades both professionally and personally with Benita Esposito, I endorse her wholeheartedly. What a gift to the world that her profound healing work is finally available via this informative and provocative book! She was the catalyst that melted the barriers to my Authentic Self. She guided the release of hidden emotional traumas as I progressed on my journey towards full mind/body/spirit alignment. The result? A purer, lighter and happier me. This book will positively change your life!'  -Janice Fletcher, EdD.'Hallelujah! Praises to Benita Esposito for sharing the wisdom gained through her personal journey. I trust Benita because she is a highly sensitive person, and she has done her inner healing work. She has been a hero for me and helped me embrace my authentic highly sensitive self. I have worked with many healers professionally and personally, and none compares to Benita. Trust her and her suggestions in this book, and you too can experience joy, peace and vitality.' -Lori Finlay Hamilton, MS, RN, BCC Nurse Practitioner, Integrative Health Coach.Benita's book leads by example and shows that high sensitivity is a strength. I work more efficiently and relate to others more effectively as a result of the stories and steps that Benita shares in this book.' -Laurie Sherazee, National Lead Principal Deployment Engineer.'Benita Esposito shares her journey with such candidness and clarity! Her expertise in managing the trait of high sensitivity is a great resource for those who are also highly sensitive. This book will also help family members understand their highly sensitive loved ones. Key questions at the end of each chapter encourage readers in their own deep personal exploration. In this way, Benita has offered both a memoir and an invitation for personal growth.' -Karen Hannah, LPC, private practice Psychotherapist and founder of Spherology Read more From the Author Benita A. Esposito is a Licensed Professional Counselor, life coach and spiritual counselor in private practice. She earned a master's degree in clinical psychology from Illinois State University. Esposito, a highly sensitive introvert herself, shares holistic healing practices learned over four decades. Clients (adult individuals and couples) receive help worldwide via videoconferences and in-person sessions. She leads retreats at the beach and in the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains, USA. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Hallucinations

Pdf Medical Books Hallucinations

Pdf:Hallucinations.Have you ever seen something that wasn't really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don't belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and people. People with failing eyesight, paradoxically, may become immersed in a hallucinatory visual world. Hallucinations can be brought on by a simple fever or even the act of waking or falling asleep, when people have visions ranging from luminous blobs of color to beautifully detailed faces or terrifying ogres. Those who are bereaved may receive comforting "visits" from the departed. In some conditions, hallucinations can lead to religious epiphanies or even the feeling of leaving one's own body. Humans have always sought such life-changing visions, and for thousands of years have used hallucinogenic compounds to achieve them. As a young doctor in California in the 1960s, Oliver Sacks had both a personal and a professional interest in psychedelics. These, along with his early migraine experiences, launched a lifelong investigation into the varieties of hallucinatory experience. Here, with his usual elegance, curiosity, and compassion, Dr. Sacks weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the organization and structure of our brains, how they have influenced every culture's folklore and art, and why the potential for hallucination is present in us all, a vital part of the human condition. Permissions Acknowledgments Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following for permission to reprint previously published material: American Academy of Neurology: Excerpt from "Anton's Syndrome Accompanying Withdrawal Hallucinosis in a Blind Alcoholic" by Barbara E. Swartz and John C. M. Brust from Neurology 34 (1984). Used by permission of the American Academy of Neurology. American Psychiatric Publishing: Excerpt from "Weir Mitchell's Visual Hallucinations as a Grief Reaction" by Jerome S. Schneck, M.D., from American Journal of Psychiatry, copyright 1989. Used by permission of American Psychiatric Publishing. BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.: Excerpt from "Heautoscopy, Epilepsy and Suicide" by P. Brugger, R. Agosti, M. Regard, H. G. Wieser and T. Landis from Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, July 1, 1994. Used by permission of BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. Cambridge University Press: Excerpts from Disturbances of the Mind by Douwe Draaisma, translated by Barbara Fasting. Copyright 2006 by Douwe Draaisma. Used by permission of Cambridge University Press. Canadian Psychological Association: Excerpt from "Effects of Decreased Variation of the Sensory Environment" by W. H. Bexton, W. Heron and T. H. Scott from Canadian Psychology (1954). Copyright 1954 by Canadian Psychological Association. Excerpt from "Perceptual Changes after Prolonged Sensory Isolation (Darkness and Silence)" by John P. Zubek, Dolores Pushkar, Wilma Sansom and J. Gowing from Canadian Psychology (1961). Copyright 1961 by Canadian Psychological Association. Elsevier Limited: Excerpt from "Migraine: From Cappadocia to Queen Square" in Background to Migraine, edited by Robert Smith (London: William Heinemann, 1967). Used by permission of Elsevier Limited. The New York Times: Excerpts from "Lifting, Lights, and Little People" by Siri Hustvedt from The New York Times Blog, February 17, 2008. Used by permission of The New York Times. Oxford University Press: Excerpt from "Dostoiewski's Epilepsy" by T. Alajouanine from Brain, June 1, 1963. Used by permission of Oxford University Press. Royal College of Psychiatrists: Excerpt from "Sudden Religious Conversion in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy" by Kenneth Dewhurst and A. W. Beard from British Journal of Psychiatry 117 (1970). Used by permission of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Scientific American: Excerpt from "Abducted!" by Michael Shermer from Scientific American 292 (2005). Copyright 2005 by Scientific American, Inc. All rights reserved. Vintage Books: Excerpts from Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov, copyright 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1967, copyright renewed 1994 by the Estate of Vladimir Nabokov. Used by permission of Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

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Hallucinations

Pdf Medical Books Hallucinations

Pdf:Hallucinations.Review “Dr. Sacks conjures apparitions in language that has an easy, tactile magic. . . . He illuminate[s] the complexities of the human brain and the mysteries of the human mind.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times“Beguiling. . . . Sacks presents a field guide to our quirky operating system’s powers of deception with storytelling that makes readers feel like medical insiders.” —Chicago Tribune“Elegant. . . . An absorbing plunge into a mystery of the mind.” —Entertainment Weekly “Humane, compassionate. . . . These tales are at turns delightful, entertaining, bizarre and sometimes downright terrifying.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune “This doctor cares deeply about his patients' experiences—about their lives, not just about their diseases. Through his accounts we can imagine what it is like to find that our perceptions don’t hook on to reality—that our brains are constructing a world that nobody else can see, hear or touch. . . . Sacks has turned hallucinations from something bizarre and frightening into something that seems part of what it means to be a person. His book, too, is a medical and human triumph.” —The Washington Post“[Sacks] covers a broad range of sensory disturbances. . . . One of the pleasures of reading Hallucinations is understanding how complex human reality often trumps attempts to categorize it.” —The New York Times Book Review“Sacks’ science writing is always revelatory, and there are moments in Hallucinations when seeing things can feel downright life-affirming.” —Time“The greatest living ethnographer of those fascinating tribes who live on the outer and still largely uncharted shores of the land of Mind-and-Brain.” —The Guardian (London)“Fascinating and engaging. . . . Sacks uses the unique mixture of patient anecdote, memoir, scientific information, and broad reference to literature, art, music, history, and philosophy that has characterized all his work.” —The Boston Globe “It is rare, indeed, when such an expert is also a talented writer. . . . It is remarkable to see the consistency of this literate, inquiring mind.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer“[A] mesmerizing casebook of neurological marvels.” —New York Magazine “Sacks writes, as usual, with a sharp mix of clinical precision, curiosity, and compassion.” —The Daily Beast “Fascinating. . . . With his special mix of patient case studies, historical accounts, reader correspondence and personal experience, Oliver Sacks has again found a way to unlock one of the mysteries of our brains.” —The Miami Herald “Escorts the reader through case studies and literary excursions into the fantastical land of our perceptions. . . . His vignettes are short, pungent and self-contained. They join his earlier books, starting with Awakenings in 1973—all building blocks that snap our increasing knowledge of the brain into focus.” —The Plain Dealer“A brisk but characteristically absorbing survey of the many ways human beings perceive things that are not there. . . . [Sacks] gives us the exceptional and the idiosyncratic.” —Salon  “Should be required reading for anyone in a caregiver position. . . . Blends centuries-old medical wisdom, current research, and observation of his own patients into an engaging summary of every way our brains seek to depart from reality.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch “A thoughtful and compassionate look at the phantoms our brains can produce.” —NPR  “Wondrous.” —Elle  “A super-fascinating and accessible-to-lay-people adventure in neuroscience. . . . Sacks is crazy-smart, and it shows. But he’s also just flat-out amazed by the brain, and it’s an enthusiasm you can’t help but catch.” —Book Riot“Amazing. . . . Sacks’s temperament . . . facilitates that extraordinary humanity, that loving curiosity about the experiences of other people, that near-magical ability to see how even the most seemingly devastating losses may be remedied by the mind’s remarkable powers of compensation.” —Bookforum Read more About the Author Oliver Sacks was a neurologist, writer, and professor of medicine. Born in London in 1933, he moved to New York City in 1965, where he launched his medical career and began writing case studies of his patients. Called the “poet laureate of medicine” by The New York Times, Sacks is the author of thirteen books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, and Awakenings, which inspired an Oscar-nominated film and a play by Harold Pinter. He was the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, and was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2008 for services to medicine. He died in 2015. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Hallucinations

Pdf Medical Books Hallucinations

Pdf:Hallucinations.Have you ever seen something that wasn’t really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and people. People with failing eyesight, paradoxically, may become immersed in a hallucinatory visual world. Hallucinations can be brought on by a simple fever or even the act of waking or falling asleep, when people have visions ranging from luminous blobs of color to beautifully detailed faces or terrifying ogres. Those who are bereaved may receive comforting “visits” from the departed. In some conditions, hallucinations can lead to religious epiphanies or even the feeling of leaving one’s own body. Humans have always sought such life-changing visions, and for thousands of years have used hallucinogenic compounds to achieve them. As a young doctor in California in the 1960s, Oliver Sacks had both a personal and a professional interest in psychedelics. These, along with his early migraine experiences, launched a lifelong investigation into the varieties of hallucinatory experience. Here, with his usual elegance, curiosity, and compassion, Dr. Sacks weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the organization and structure of our brains, how they have influenced every culture’s folklore and art, and why the potential for hallucination is present in us all, a vital part of the human condition. 

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The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

Pdf Medical Books The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

Pdf:The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right.The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklistWe live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 21 Great Ways To Deal With Anxiety, Depression, Worry And Panic (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Series Book 1)

Pdf Medical Books Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 21 Great Ways To Deal With Anxiety, Depression, Worry And Panic (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Series Book 1)

Pdf:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 21 Great Ways To Deal With Anxiety, Depression, Worry And Panic (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Series Book 1).Do you want to take control of your emotions? Do you want to stop feeling anxious? Don’t you want to live a happier and more satisfying life?Nobody wants to live in fear, anxiety, worry, and panic. Everybody wants to be stress-free and happy.Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 21 Great Ways To Deal With Anxiety, Depression, Worry And Panic is your key to dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, worry, and panic. It gives you an insight on what they are and how they can affect the different areas of your life. It also gives you information on mental issues as well as other effective methods on how to overcome negative emotions to make positive changes in your life and eventually forget that you ever had them!By reading this book, you will gain valuable information with regard to these mental health issues. More importantly, you will learn about the different ways on how you can effectively deal with them on your own, with the help of your loved ones, and with professional assistance.Here is what you will learn: • What Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is and how it can help you;• How your thoughts affect your feelings, behaviors, and life in general;• 8 strategies to prevent smoking;• The 21 best ways on how to overcome anxiety, depression, worry, fears, and panic;• Pratical steps on how to execute these methods effectively;• 5 effective tips to change core beliefs;• Vital information regarding negative emotions;• Pratical techniques to prevent addictions;• Secrets to overcome phobias;• 5 steps to connect goal setting with mindfulness;• ... and much more Plus, you'll receive 1 BONUS chapter that will help you to to stay in control under any situation.Arm yourself with ample knowledge and grab your copy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy today to finally take control over your life.Would You Like To Know More?Scroll to the top of the page and select the 'buy button'.All the best Robert Parkes

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Good Things Come to Those who Cure: Composition Notebook, Birthday Journal for Anesthesia Surgery Doctors to write on

Pdf Medical Books Good Things Come to Those who Cure: Composition Notebook, Birthday Journal for Anesthesia Surgery Doctors to write on

Pdf:Good Things Come to Those who Cure: Composition Notebook, Birthday Journal for Anesthesia Surgery Doctors to write on.There is something magical about a book waiting to be filled with your own work. Whether it’s a beautifully detailed sketch or a fun doodle drawing and Journaling, This unique Composition Notebook is perfect for Youth, Children, and People of All Ages to create their masterpiece on. Filled with 101+ blank standard 6”x 9” sized pages and a high-Quality full-Color Soft Matte Cover. Lined Blank Notebooks are perfect for: Stocking Stuffers & Gift Baskets Birthday & Christmas Gifts College / School Notes Graduation & End of School Year Gifts Summer Travel Journaling Art Classes Doodle Diaries & much more…

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Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again

Pdf Medical Books Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again

Pdf:Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again.Review 'An optimistic vision of medicine's rapidly approaching future that should be required reading for the public and medical people alike.'―Booklist 'Enlightening... Anyone with an avid curiosity about the future of medicine will find this worthwhile.'―Publishers Weekly 'A gimlet-eyed look at the role of computers in medicine...A cogent argument for a more humane -- and human -- medicine, assisted by technology but not driven by it.'―Kirkus 'Eric Topol has a unique knack for bringing us to the frontiers of medicine in his books, and this one is no exception. A compulsively readable, elegantly written, important account, Deep Medicine will fundamentally change the way you view the future of medical technologies and their impact on our lives. This book is challenging, thoughtful, and provocative. I cannot recommend it enough.'―Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies'Healthcare offers the best opportunity for symbiotic combination of artificial intelligence and humanity. Eric Topol's book is the definitive work from someone who deeply understands both healthcare and AI. I strongly recommend the book, and hope it connects medical practitioners and AI researchers, and help them understand that only by working together, can our shared dreams of health and longevity be reached.'―Kai-Fu Lee, bestselling author of AI Superpowers'Deep Medicine is a fascinating tour of how machine learning is transforming medical research, with medical care on the horizon. Topol reminds us that as our machines get smarter and capable of taking over more of our tasks, we must become more human, and more humane, to compensate. Our most brilliant AI tools will help us learn more about ourselves--body and mind--than we can even imagine, but they cannot empathize with a patient. This book is an excellent step toward directing all that knowledge into creating a healthier society, not just healthier individuals.'―Garry Kasparov, author of Deep Thinking'The promise of Artificial Intelligence is deeply human, and its impact is only growing in industry and daily life alike. Deep Medicine is an insightful read about the incredible potential of AI and medicine, written from a refreshingly human-centered perspective. It's not only a landmark book, but the start of a truly historic conversation about the implications of this exciting technology in medicine.'―Fei-Fei Li, professor of computer science at Stanford University and director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Stanford Vision Lab'Deep Medicine is an essential look at the future of AI-powered healthcare, told by one of the most exciting researchers in the field.'―Andrew Ng, General Partner at AI Fund and CEO of Landing AI Read more About the Author Eric Topol, MD, is a world-renowned cardiologist, Executive Vice-President of Scripps Research, founder of a new medical school and one of the top ten most cited medical researchers. The author of The Patient Will See You Now and The Creative Destruction of Medicine, he lives in La Jolla, CA. Read more

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Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

Pdf Medical Books Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

Pdf:Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America.Review NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“The timing of Robert Whitaker’s “Anatomy of an Epidemic,” a comprehensive and highly readable history of psychiatry in the United States, couldn’t be better.” —Salon.com“Anatomy of an Epidemic offers some answers, charting controversial ground with mystery-novel pacing.” —TIME.com“Lucid, pointed and important, Anatomy of an Epidemic should be required reading for anyone considering extended use of psychiatric medicine. Whitaker is at the height of his powers.” —Greg Critser, author of Generation Rx“Why are so many more people disabled by mental illness than ever before?  Why are those so diagnosed dying 10-25 years earlier than others?  In Anatomy of an Epidemic investigative reporter Robert Whitaker cuts through flawed science, greed and outright lies to reveal that the drugs hailed as the cure for mental disorders instead worsen them over the long term.  But Whitaker’s investigation also offers hope for the future: solid science backs nature’s way of healing our mental ills through time and human relationships.  Whitaker tenderly interviews children and adults who bear witness to the ravages of mental illness, and testify to their newly found “aliveness” when freed from the prison of mind-numbing drugs.” —Daniel Dorman, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine and author of Dante’s Cure: A Journey Out of Madness “This is the most alarming book I’ve read in years.  The approach is neither polemical nor ideologically slanted. Relying on medical evidence and historical documentation, Whitaker builds his case like a prosecuting attorney.” —Carl Elliott, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota and author of Better than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream “Anatomy of an Epidemic investigates a profoundly troubling question: do psychiatric medications increase the likelihood that people taking them, far from being helped, are more likely to become chronically ill? In making a compelling case that our current psychotropic drugs are causing as much—if not more—harm than good, Robert Whitaker reviews the scientific literature thoroughly, demonstrating how much of the evidence is on his side. There is nothing unorthodox here—this case is solid and evidence-backed. If psychiatry wants to retain its credibility with the public, it will now have to engage with the scientific argument at the core of this cogently and elegantly written book.” —David Healy, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Cardiff University and author of The Antidepressant Era and Let Them Eat Prozac “Anatomy of an Epidemic is a splendidly informed, wonderfully readable corrective to the conventional wisdom about the biological bases—and biological cures—for mental illness. This is itself a wise and necessary book—essential reading for all those who have experienced, or care for those who have experienced, mental illness—which means all of us! Robert Whitaker is a reliable, sensible, and persuasive, guide to the paradoxes and complexities of what we know about mental illness, and what we might be able to do to lessen the suffering it brings.” —Jay Neugeboren, author of Imagining Robert and Transforming Madness“Every so often a book comes along that exposes a vast deceit. Robert Whitaker has written that sort of book. Drawing on a prodigious quantity of psychiatric literature as well as heart-rending stories of individual patients, he exposes a deeply disturbing fraud perpetrated by the drug industry and much of modern psychiatry—at horrendous human and financial cost to patients, their families, and society as a whole. Scrupulously reported and written in compelling but unemotional style, this book shreds the myth woven around today’s psychiatric drugs.” —Nils Bruzelius, former science editor for the Boston Globe and the Washington Post “A devastating critique. . . . One day, we will look back at the way we think about and treat mental illness and wonder if we were all mad. Anatomy of an Epidemic should be required reading for both patients and physicians.” —Shannon Brownlee, senior research fellow, New America Foundation and author of Overtreated  Read more About the Author ROBERT WHITAKER is the author of Mad in America, The Mapmaker’s Wife, and On the Laps of Gods, all of which won recognition as “notable books” of the year. His newspaper and magazine articles on the mentally ill and the pharmaceutical industry have garnered several national awards, including a George Polk Award for medical writing and a National Association of Science Writers Award for best magazine article. A series he cowrote for the Boston Globe on the abuse of mental patients in research settings was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1998. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again

Pdf Medical Books Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again

Pdf:Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again.One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In Deep Medicine, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard.Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, Deep Medicine shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved.

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The Antidote to Suffering: How Compassionate Connected Care Can Improve Safety, Quality, and Experience

Pdf Medical Books The Antidote to Suffering: How Compassionate Connected Care Can Improve Safety, Quality, and Experience

Pdf:The Antidote to Suffering: How Compassionate Connected Care Can Improve Safety, Quality, and Experience.From the Back Cover “This work is a gift of learning and awakening to all health professionals, informing, affirming, and inspiring our understanding of and sensitivity to suffering from the inside out and outside in. It also offers an effective practice model of Compassionate Connected Care™, which aligns compassionate care with safety, quality, and deep personal experiences. A must for all health practitioners!”―Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Founder and Director, Watson Caring Science Institute, and Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita, University of Colorado Denver“What begins as a painful reminder of the challenges facing patients and caregivers today unfolds with a framework for addressing these issues and a vision of a care model that delivers compassionate connected care reliably and efficiently. This model relies on caregivers, teams, and institutions to deliver excellence in clinical outcomes and operational efficiency, through the intentional focus on reducing patient suffering, addressing caregiver burnout, and advancing team diversity and organizational culture.”―Jessica C. Dudley, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization, and VP of Care Redesign, Brigham Health“In The Antidote to Suffering, Christina Dempsey tells the story of nursing in today’s healthcare reality. This book is a must-read for nursing students, new graduates, and seasoned nurses, as well as other providers. It reminds us of our humanity, commitment and most of all, the power of caring for others and how compassion can help transcend boundaries and barriers.” ―Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Nursing Administration; and COO and CNO, Baptist Health Lexington“Healthcare is challenged on so many fronts for both patients and those privileged to participate in their care. This deeply personal work weaves stories with powerful analysis, providing us with a prescription to ease suffering for us all. Compassionate, connected care reminds us of our sacred mission and offers practical guidance to enable us to fulfill our promise.”―Michael Bennick, MD, MA, AGAF, FACP, Associate Chief of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, and Medical Director of the Patient Experience, Yale-New Haven Hospital“In this deeply moving account of her family’s journey through the healthcare system, Dempsey has put a face on the very real suffering of patients and caregivers. The Compassionate Connected Care framework offers actionable strategies for everyone, from individuals to organizations to address and reduce the hardships involved with this very real issue.”―Lee Woodruff, Cofounder, Bob Woodruff Foundation“Christy compassionately tells the story of suffering by weaving her passion, knowledge, experience, and data into proven solutions for improvement. She exposes suffering in patients and professionals to better enable team effectiveness and professional joy. This book is new required reading for our teams. Compassion is the right way to turn difficulties into opportunities. ―Sharon Pappas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Chief Nurse Executive, Emory Healthcare“This engaging, readable, practical, and highly personal book provides a valuable framework for concentrating our efforts to improve healthcare by reducing patient suffering. By doing so, it not only speaks to the best traditions of medicine and nursing―it offers a road map to better care.”―Ira Nash, MD, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Northwell Health“The Antidote to Suffering provides a compelling case to support the crucial importance of improving experiences for everyone who is involved in the sacred work of delivering care. Dempsey weaves in moving stories from personal experience to crystalize the importance of reconnecting to the authentic spirit of caring, while offering pragmatic suggestions for effective change management. Healthcare leaders and care providers across all levels will definitely benefit from this poignant book.”―Laura Cooley, PhD, Senior Director of Education and Outreach, Academy of Communication in Healthcare “Required reading for anyone who cares about quality, safety, and the overall experience in our healthcare system. Fascinating perspective that reframes the conversation and opens a new path to improvements in care delivery for patients, families and the healthcare workforce.”―Susan M. Reese, DNP, MBA, RN, CPHIMS, Chief Nurse Executive and Director of Healthcare Practice, Kronos Incorporated
“Christy Dempsey takes the idea of ‘compassionate, connected care’ from rhetoric to reality, with thoughtful analyses, revealing vignettes, and practical suggestions for how all clinicians― doctors, nurses, and others―can pursue this noble goal.”―Larry H. Hollier Jr., MD, Associate Surgeon-in-Chief for Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery, Texas Children's Hospital“Christy Dempsey has masterfully blended compelling personal stories, meaningful front line experience, and actionable solutions in addressing patient and caregiver suffering in The Antidote to Suffering. She effectively supports her arguments for Compassionate Connected Care with a wealth of survey information and related insights. I appreciate the way she explicitly and forcefully takes on the need to recognize, discuss, and address suffering. This should be on the top of the reading list for nurses, physicians, and administrators who are looking to make a difference in their institutions regarding patient and caregiver experience.”―Richard Siegrist, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Co-Director of Health Care Management Program, and Lecturer of Health Care Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health “If you’ve ever been a patient in a hospital, or had a family member sick or in pain, you will instantly recognize what Christy Dempsey is talking about in The Antidote to Suffering. The care you receive may be the best, but the experience is often fraught with pain, confusion, anxiety, and loneliness. As Ms. Dempsey points out, these are not minor inconveniences. They actually add to the suffering that we may already be experiencing as a result of sickness or injury. And suffering is not limited to patients―it extends to caregivers who are often asked to work multiple long shifts, under stressful conditions, with little support.     “One of the unique aspects of The Antidote to Suffering is that it is both a practical book as well as an inspirational one. Based on her own broad experience in healthcare as a caregiver and as a patient, and backed up by research, Ms. Dempsey presents a persuasive argument that healthcare can be improved for both patient and caregiver in very specific ways, which she calls Compassionate Connected Care. Designed for people who take care of people, the book goes beyond the usual definitions of what constitutes good care, patient satisfaction, and caregiver engagement. She pushes the reader to think more deeply about these issues and to envision a better way of providing care―and then dives below the surface of this vision to describe very specifically the actions that can be taken to achieve these improvements.     “Clearly written and full of details that bring the author’s experiences and ideas alive, The Antidote to Suffering is a thought-provoking, timely, and insightful addition to the debates going on in healthcare today.”―Susan L Madden, MS, Associate Director, Case-Based Teaching and Learning InitiativeInstructor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; and author of The Preemie Parents’ Companion“This book is a wonderful testimonial of how patients and caregivers view the patient experience, especially at the critical point where caregivers intersect with patients.”―Kelly Hancock, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic“Seldom do we have the opportunity to learn from a nursing leader through their personal and professional experience. Christy Dempsey has provided the readers of this book with that opportunity. She shares from her own heart and mind the struggles of suffering experienced and observed and the ways to use our learnings to impact care and leadership. This is a wonderful contribution to the reflective learning for nurses in a multitude of roles.”―Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Executive Chief Nursing Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Read more About the Author Christina Dempsey, RN, is Chief Nursing Officer at Press Ganey, where she leads efforts to reduce patient suffering and develop compassionate and connected care across the continuum of care. In addition, she works to improve employee and physician engagement, streamline the flow of patients through organizations, and prepare organizations for healthcare reform.Press Ganey is the leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics, and strategic advisory solutions for healthcare organizations.Visit pressganey.com Read more

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The Antidote to Suffering: How Compassionate Connected Care Can Improve Safety, Quality, and Experience

Pdf Medical Books The Antidote to Suffering: How Compassionate Connected Care Can Improve Safety, Quality, and Experience

Pdf:The Antidote to Suffering: How Compassionate Connected Care Can Improve Safety, Quality, and Experience.An indispensable guide to reducing the suffering - of patients and caregivers alike - and to improving healthcare delivery for all In our efforts to treat patients, cure illness, and manage institutions, healthcare professionals too often overlook the fundamental purpose everyone in the industry shares: to alleviate suffering. Press Ganey's Chief Nursing Officer, Christina Dempsey, has worked everywhere in healthcare, from the ward floor to the hospital boardroom. She has also experienced the system as a patient and as a family member of a critically ill patient. In The Antidote to Suffering, this 30-year healthcare veteran and patient-experience thought leader argues that the key to improving healthcare is to reduce the suffering - physical, psychological, and emotional - of patients and caregivers alike through Compassionate Connected Care. Drawing on her 360-degree perspective, Dempsey offers a comprehensive, detailed, evidence-based plan that addresses the clinical, operational, cultural, and behavioral dimensions of care that every patient and caregiver experiences, in every setting. When suffering decreases, Dempsey argues, outcomes improve for patients and those who care for them. A virtuous cycle takes hold, leading to increases in morale, loyalty, and productivity and results in a culture that drives quality, safety, and value. It paves the path for creating a new national healthcare culture - one that values compassion, fosters efficiency, and drives innovation The Antidote to Suffering is the first book to explore the pervasiveness of suffering in our healthcare system, and to provide the strategies and tools to: Identify and measure suffering throughout your organization Create a system in which every clinical response is informed by compassion Operationalize staff behavior to promote meaning and purpose Increase productivity by building a culture of collaboration Reducing human suffering isn't just a moral imperative for healthcare providers. It's a practical way to improve organizations and fix our broken system - without sacrificing the respect, dignity, and compassion we all deserve.

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Blue Dreams: The Science and the Story of the Drugs that Changed Our Minds

Pdf Medical Books Blue Dreams: The Science and the Story of the Drugs that Changed Our Minds

Pdf:Blue Dreams: The Science and the Story of the Drugs that Changed Our Minds.Review 'In her informative and detailed new book, Blue Dreams, Lauren Slater traces the meandering, mercurial history of psychiatric drug discovery...She is at her most prescient when discussing Prozac, from its initial promise to its saturation of American culture...Slater also helps to further debunk the 'chemical imbalance' myth of mental illness, citing 'the paucity of evidence' supporting the role of neurotransmitters in depression...The most moving and ultimately most compelling parts of Blue Dreams are those where Slater recounts her harrowing history of drug treatment for bipolar illness. Here she illuminates the long-term physical effects of these medications, a subject rarely addressed in the psychiatrist's office...Slater wisely points out that anyone who ingests a pill for the treatment of, say, depression or anxiety or psychosis is essentially introducing a foreign substance into the brain. And yet, she goes on to say, what would you have people with a serious mental illness do? There are surely untold numbers of those who, without the benefit of a drug for their mental illness, would be dead. Slater considers herself one of them. In details both lyrical and crushingly painful, Slater describes her lifelong struggle with what Winston Churchill called the 'black dog' of depression. There is the nightmarish daydream of a sun that burns day and night, that never sets, leaving her 'trapped in a white hysterical light.'...Blue Dreams is a raw and honest memoir, and frankly one of the few that show the truly dark side of medication--even as that medication saves lives.'―Amy Ellis Nutt, Washington Post'Striking . . . Slater, a writer and psychologist, takes a skeptical yet compassionate approach to the history of psychopharmacology, one shaped by her own experience as a patient . . . Blue Dreams is a vivid and thought-provoking synthesis.'―Lidija Haas, Harper's'Poignant and lyrical...Slater's experience makes her a convincing travel guide into the history, creation and future of psychotropics.'―Maggie Jones, New York Times Book Review'In this gonzo examination of the messy history and brave future of psychotropic drugs, writer and psychologist Slater sifts through the remedies one in five Americans relies on but knows little about--even breaking into an abandoned asylum in her quest.'―Natalie Beach, O Magazine'Ambitious...Slater understands neuroscience in far greater detail than the average patient. This allows her to bounce between first-person narrative and historical survey... Her depictions of madness are terrifying and fascinating--she vividly details her own mental breakdown with bracing candor--and she brings something new to a well-worn genre...Blue Dreams provides a useful entry point for patients with mental illness and their families, and fills in many of the gaps that doctors fail to address in the course of a routine consultation--and does so with uncommon honesty.'―Matt McCarthy, USA Today'Slater has taken many psychiatric drugs over thirty-five years, and in this engagingly personal book, she explores the success and the side effects they engender.'―Tom Beer, Newsday'Slater suggests that it's tempting--but wrong--to think of modern medicine as a system of elegant cures that have replaced the crude treatments of the past. In psychiatry, she says, the latest techniques aren't necessarily better than the older ones.'―JM Olejarz, Harvard Business Review'With the experience of a patient, the heart of a storyteller, and the lens of a scientist, Lauren Slater chronicles the evolving, perplexing relationship between the physical and the mental.'―David Eagleman, New York Times bestselling author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain and host of PBS's The Brain'A profound and essential look at a phenomenon of our times. Meticulously researched, Blue Dreams is also a deeply moving personal investigation into the drugs so many of us rely upon for our survival. Lauren Slater is much more than a trusted guide: she's a brave and eloquent companion who doesn't shy away from controversy. You'll be talking and thinking about Blue Dreams long after you've read it.'―Terri Cheney, New York Times bestselling author of Manic 'Thought-provoking...Enlightening...In this ambitious undertaking, Slater applies vigorous research and intimate reflection to the issues involved with treating mental suffering...Ultimately, the author finds great hope...A highly compelling assessment of the role of psychotropic drugs in the treatment of mental-health issues.'―Kirkus Reviews Read more About the Author Lauren Slater is the author of Welcome to My Country, Prozac Diary, Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, and Opening Skinner's Box, among other books. She has received numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT. Opening Skinner's Box was nominated for best science writing by the Los Angeles Times, and her work has been reprinted numerous times in The Best American Essays. She lives on a farm in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Read more

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Zero Harm: How to Achieve Patient and Workforce Safety in Healthcare

Pdf Medical Books Zero Harm: How to Achieve Patient and Workforce Safety in Healthcare

Pdf:Zero Harm: How to Achieve Patient and Workforce Safety in Healthcare.From the nation's leading experts in healthcare safety - the first comprehensive guide to delivering care that ensures the safety of patients and staff alike. One of the primary tenets among healthcare professionals is, "First, do no harm." Achieving this goal means ensuring the safety of both patient and caregiver. Every year in the United States alone, an estimated 4.8 million hospital patients suffer serious harm that is preventable. To address this industry-wide problem - and provide evidence-based solutions - a team of award-winning safety specialists from Press Ganey/Healthcare Performance Improvement have applied their decades of experience and research to the subject of patient and workforce safety. Their mission is to achieve zero harm in the healthcare industry, a lofty goal that some hospitals have already accomplished - which you can, too.Combining the latest advances in safety science, data technology, and high reliability solutions, this step-by-step guide tells you how to implement six simple principles in your workplace.1. Commit to the goal of zero harm.2. Become more patient-centric.3. Recognize the interdependency of safety, quality, and patient-centricity.4. Adopt good data and analytics.5. Transform culture and leadership.6. Focus on accountability and execution. In Zero Harm, the world's leading safety experts share practical, day-to-day solutions that combine the latest tools and technologies in healthcare today with the best safety practices from high-risk, yet high-reliability industries, such as aviation, nuclear power, and the United States military. Using these field-tested methods, you can develop new leadership initiatives, educate workers on the universal skills that can save lives, organize and train safety action teams, implement reliability management systems, and create long-term, transformational change. You'll hear case studies and success stories from your industry colleagues - and discover the most effective ways to utilize patient data, information sharing, and other up-to-the-minute technologies. It's a complete workplace-ready program that's proven to reduce preventable errors and produce measurable results - by putting the patient, and safety, first. 

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The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age

Pdf Medical Books The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age

Pdf:The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age.From the Back Cover 'Janus is the god of medicine these days, and it is the great strength of Dr. Robert Wachter's eloquent new book that it has captured every one of these conflicting emotions, all powerfully felt and intelligently analyzed. . . . Most previous authors have chosen sides, either mourning the old or hailing the new. Dr. Wachter is unusual for his equipoise. He is old enough to remember the way things used to work (or fail to work), young enough to be reasonably technology friendly . . . He is also an exceptionally good, fluent writer.'The New York Times'While he refuses to play 'Dr. Luddite,' Wachter warns that healthcare is going through a difficult, disruptive transition in which positive outcomes are possible but not guaranteed . . . . Whatever the capabilities of the enabling technology, humans will still be challenged with working with it effectively to serve human needs. In the meantime, there is plenty of room to improve the technology itself to make sure it is helping more than hurting.'Forbes'As I read The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, I found myself feeling nostalgic for medicine before the digital age, even though its challenges sometimes drove me crazy. Is computerized medicine really an improvement on the past? Or are we at risk of losing the vital bond of the doctor-patient relationship? Fortunately, the author, a practicing internist, has considered these questions carefully. The Digital Doctor makes the case that, despite some serious shortcomings, computerized medicine is here to stay and, in the long run, will improve our health.'                                                       The Wall Street Journal“Technology’s multifaceted effect on medicine is illustrated by patients' new empowerment to become active participants in their own health care and the potential dangers that arise when computers micromanage clinical decision-making. Wachter weaves in interviews, portraits, and anecdotes throughout, making this an engaging book that will appeal to both general and specialist audiences. Recommended. All readers.” Choice“The Digital Doctor is not a Pollyanna-ish hyperbole about the promise of the digitalization of medicine, ‘romanticizing how wonderful things were when your doctor was Marcus Welby,’ or a dire prediction about how computerization will eliminate the need for a doctor altogether. It is quite simply an excellent book written with intelligence and balance for both the general public and health care practitioners.” The New York Journal of Books                                                    'Robert Wachter, voted the most influential physician [in the U.S.] by Modern Healthcare magazine, sums the optimism and frustration with the electronic health record (EHR) in The Digital Doctor―which stands to be a classic. . . . The reformers may have asked too much, too soon of electronic health records, which may deliver too little, too late. Time will tell, of course, and in twenty years either the tinkerer or the central planner will have the satisfaction of 'I told you so.' But both will applaud Wachter’s tome.'The Healthcare Blog'The Digital Doctor is the eye-opening, well-told, and frustrating story of how computerization is pulling medicine apart with only a vague promise of putting it back together again. I kept muttering, ‘Exactly!’ while reading it, and that is a measure of Wachter’s accomplishment in telling the tale. This is the real story of what it’s like to practice medicine in the midst of a painful, historic, and often dangerous transition.'Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal and The Checklist Manifesto'As scientific breakthroughs and information technology transform the practice of medicine, there is a crying need for explication, for an eyewitness who can go from the trenches to the observation booth. Wachter is one of the few people with the insight, credibility, and investigative skills to do just this. The Digital Doctor is first of all a personal journey, as Wachter travels the country, meets with key players who are shaping our future, and wrestles with their views. His intimate narrative left me entertained, amazed, alarmed at times, but always engrossed as I came to a new understanding of my own profession as it is reshaped by technology. Simply brilliant.'Abraham Verghese MD, MACP, FRCP(Edin), author of Cutting for Stone, and Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine'A much-needed study of the moment in technological change we don’t want to see: the in-between moment where technology is making things worse because we just assumed that 'adding it' would make things better. Wachter maintains his enthusiasm for the long view, but helps the reader see that getting there requires understanding of medicine and technology and, most of all, people and their needs. It needs thinking and caring; the hope for a magic bullet got in our way. Wachter deserves our gratitude for his clarity of vision and our support so that his views can become influential in policy circles.'Sherry Turkle, Professor, MIT, and author of Alone Together'One of the best books I've ever read. Wachter’s warm humor and deep insights kept me turning the pages without interruption. To make our healthcare system work, we need new models of care and new ways of managing our technology. The Digital Doctor brings us much closer to making this happen, which is why I finished the book far more optimistic than I was when I began it. It is a must-read for everyone―patients, clinicians, technology designers, and policymakers.'Maureen Bisognano, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)'I've long admired Bob Wachter for his skill and acumen as a physician and as a leader in the field of patient safety and healthcare quality, but this book has made me appreciate him in a new light. In The Digital Doctor, Wachter is our indispensable guide through the computerization of medicine--the rich history, forces that impede progress, and the potential for today's technology innovations to transform every aspect of healthcare. Read this book and you will see the future of medicine.'Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce'Bob Wachter takes the reader on a fascinating journey of discovery through medicine’s nascent digital world. He shows us that it’s not just the technology but how we manage it that will determine whether the computerization of medicine will be for good or for ill. And he reminds us that the promise of technology in healthcare will only be realized if it augments, but does not replace, the human touch.'Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger, speaker, consultant, pilot of US Airways 1549 'Miracle on the Hudson,' and author of Highest Duty and Making a Difference'With vivid stories and sharp analysis, Wachter exposes the good, the bad, and the ugly of electronic health records and all things electronic in the complex settings of hospitals, physician offices, and pharmacies. Everyone will learn from Wachter’s intelligent assessment, and become a believer that despite today’s glitches and frustrations the future computer age will make medicine much better for us all.'Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Chair, Departments of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania'In Bob Wachter, I recognize a fellow mindful optimist: someone who understands the immense power of digital technologies, yet also realizes just how hard it is to incorporate them into complicated, high-stakes environments full of people who don't like being told what to do by a computer. Read this important book to see what changes are ahead in healthcare, and why they're so necessary.'Andrew McAfee, cofounder of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and coauthor of The Second Machine Age'An engaging, accessible, and terribly important book by one of our finest medical writers. The electronic health record is not only the most disruptive innovation in the history of healthcare, it will also prove to be transformative. In his inimitable mix of conversation, reporting, and insightful analysis, Bob Wachter explains to you why. A must-read for healthcare professionals and the public alike.'Lucian Leape, MD, Professor, Harvard School of Public Health and Chair, Lucian Leape Institute of the National Patient Safety Foundation'This is the book that truly defines today's epoch of technological transformation in healthcare. Wachter tells a gripping tale about the personalities and politics behind healthcare’s digital revolution. With a sweeping view that takes us from the grand political battles in Washington to the subtle changes in the interactions between people when a computer enters the picture, Wachter offers surprising, often shocking insights into how technology changes the daily lives of clinicians and patients--sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse.'Leah Binder, MA, MGA, President and CEO, The Leapfrog Group'In this brilliant and compelling book, Wachter provides us a view from the balcony of the last decade of healthcare information technology. As one of the players, I’m amazed by the way he’s captured the characters, the plot subtleties, and the triumphs and tragedies of the work we’ve done. The book is the definitive chronicle of our modern efforts to wire our healthcare system.'John Halamka, MD, Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School'Wachter not only has unmatched insider knowledge of healthcare but he deeply understands technology as well. This breadth allows him to prescribe common sense solutions to the problems emerging from the inevitable marriage between the fields, which he reveals as a more troubled union than many suspect. The Digital Doctor not only enlightens and awakens, but it is a delight to read ― rare for such an important book.'Steven Levy, author of Hackers and In the Plex'A fascinating and insightful look at the digital transformation of healthcare. Thoroughly researched and brought to life by dozens of stories and interviews with practicing clinicians, Wachter plots a realistic roadmap to navigate the obstacles ahead, without the hype that frequently accompanies digital health solutions. It’s an essential read for anyone involved in our health care system: from everyday providers in exam rooms to politicians and policy makers who shape our health care system.'Kevin Pho, MD, founder and editor, KevinMD.com,/p> 'In a style that combines the best of storytelling, historical inquiry, and investigative reporting, Wachter takes us on the journey of how healthcare information technology is transforming healthcare, highlighting the risks along the way as well as the powerful future state we might achieve.'Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, President and CEO, National Patient Safety Foundation'This is a brilliant book: funny, informative, well written, and accessible. Wachter takes a very complicated subject and makes it understandable, giving new perspectives and insights whether you are yourself an EHR user or you are a patient who has watched your doctor struggle to use one. Given how rapidly EHRs have moved into health care, all of us need to understand how technology changes medicine, and, even more importantly, how it doesn't.'Richard Baron, MD President and CEO, American Board of Internal Medicine Read more About the Author Robert Wachter is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Author of 250 articles, he coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is generally considered the “father” of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine. He is past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine, past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a recipient of the Eisenberg Award, the nation’s top honor in patient safety. For every year beginning 2008, Modern Healthcare magazine has named him one of the 50 most influential physician-executives in the U.S.; he was #1 on the list in 2015. He has been profiled in the New York Times and contributes regularly to the Wall Street Journal. The Digital Doctor is his sixth book. Read more

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Critical Condition: How Health Care in America Became Big Business--and Bad Medicine

Pdf Medical Books Critical Condition: How Health Care in America Became Big Business--and Bad Medicine

Pdf:Critical Condition: How Health Care in America Became Big Business--and Bad Medicine.From Publishers Weekly Bestselling investigative journalists Barlett and Steele (America: What Went Wrong?) deliver a devastating indictment, supported by excellent research, of a health-care system that they say is failing to provide first-rate services to its citizens, 44 million of whom are without insurance. According to these Pulitzer Prize–winning reporters, now with Time magazine, the U.S. compares poorly with other Westernized nations in delivering quality care and a healthy life expectancy, and preventing infant mortality. Per capita health-care spending continues to exceed the amount spent by many other countries, the authors say, because one out of every three U.S. dollars pays for administrative costs. The authors also present case histories of patients, some with life-threatening conditions, who were ignored by bureaucratic HMOs that put profit first. Barlett and Steele describe how health care first became driven by profits on Wall Street during the Reagan administration. Competing insurance plans, they say, led not to better choices for consumers, but to physicians who are prevented by insurers from prescribing needed treatments; a severe shortage of nurses; and unsafe hospitals where staff shortages and unsanitary conditions result from cost-cutting. The authors, who strongly advocate a single payer plan, successfully depict a health-care system in crisis. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more From The New England Journal of Medicine Love thy neighbor: an American paradox? The United States has one of the highest levels of church attendance in the world, but when it comes to health care, it seems that churchgoers find it difficult to love their neighbors in the way that secular Europeans take for granted. Critical Condition, a fine polemic, describes how health care in the United States is financially rewarding to insurers and providers but delivers poor-quality health care to many of its citizens. Although U.S. health care has been described as the 'best system in the world' (and it is in parts), it is also a failure because of its inability to deliver good-quality care to the disadvantaged. However, this paradox is also the triumph of the system, since its component parts do what they are designed to do. Medicaid provides variable support for some of the poor. Medicare offers a finite package of care for the elderly, with patients in the eastern United States receiving 60 percent more care than those in the West. Veterans are cared for in a mini-National Health Service, which appears to have had some success in shifting cases from the hospital to primary care settings. The majority of U.S. workers are offered little choice in insurance plans by their employers, who, confronted by an escalation in costs, increasingly have recourse to higher levels of deductibles and copayments and are pruning benefit packages. Then there are the 43 million Americans with no health insurance. Over the life cycle, the American lottery can move people across these systems with significant consequences for their material well-being and health. In each of these health care systems, Americans face price discrimination and bankruptcy if they are unlucky in their genes and life events. In their book, Barlett and Steele describe these problems in graphic detail. They explain how, instead of cross-subsidizing the poor with revenues from people who are more affluent, providers charge them higher prices for the same services as those received by the more fortunate. This price discrimination is supported by vigorous pursuit of people who fail to pay their health care debts. American private-sector bureaucrats, like their public-sector counterparts in Europe, increasingly have recourse to 'cookbook medicine,' in which practice guidelines and protocols (all too often evidence-free) are imposed on practitioners. Given that medical practice exhibits established and significant variations and well-chronicled medical errors, together with a remarkable reluctance to measure success in improving the quality of life of patients, it is unsurprising that bureaucrats seek to establish quality standards in the health care industry. What is surprising is that their efforts in the United States and elsewhere remain feeble and are rarely 'confused' by evidence of cost-effectiveness. But there again, this is no accident but, rather, the deliberate product of the incentive structures inherent in the U.S. health care system. These incentives protect the insurers and providers from contestability, muting price competition and ensuring that competition in quality is superficial and rarely informed by patient-outcome data. Barlett and Steele offer a nicely documented and well-written insight into all that is bad with the U.S. health care system. For skeptical Europeans on the receiving end of evidence-free health care reforms often inspired by unevaluated policies from the United States, this book is a welcome antidote. There are no simple solutions to complex problems inherent in health care systems worldwide, and the authors' advocacy of national insurance as the solution to the problems of equity and access that they document is unconvincing. First, insurers and providers thrive at the current health care feast and are unlikely to support reforms that redistribute their jobs and incomes. Second, tax-financed national insurance does not address the problems of inefficiency in the supply of health care as demonstrated by Europe. National insurance enables societies to love their neighbors, but as Adam Smith, the 18th-century Scottish economist, noted, capitalists always conspire to exploit the consumer, and nowhere is this more evident than in the health care sector. Will Barlett and Steele precipitate altruistic reform, unlike their many predecessors who have described the failings of U.S. health care? The recent presidential election makes this unlikely. Americans appear to prefer to practice their religion in isolation from their social policies. Alan K. MaynardCopyright © 2005 Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved. The New England Journal of Medicine is a registered trademark of the MMS. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

Pdf Medical Books Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

Pdf:Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales.Review “In this lovely collection of previously unpublished essays, the late, celebrated author and neurologist muses on his career, his youth, the mental health field and much more. . . Sacks’s gentle, ruminative voice is a slave when investigating difficult subject matter but there are plenty of lighter moments as well. . . [this] final collection is a treat for the chronically curious.”—Publisher’s Weekly Read more About the Author Dr. Oliver Sacks spent more than fifty years working as a neurologist and writing books about the neurological predicaments and conditions of his patients, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, and Hallucinations. The New York Times referred to him as 'the poet laureate of medicine,' and over the years he received many awards, including honors from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the Royal College of Physicians. His memoir On the Move was published shortly before his death in August 2015. Read more

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Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

Pdf Medical Books Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

Pdf:Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales.From the best-selling author of Gratitude and On the Move, a final volume of essays that showcase Sacks's broad range of interests--from his passion for ferns, swimming, and horsetails, to his final case histories exploring schizophrenia, dementia, and Alzheimer's.Oliver Sacks, scientist and storyteller, is beloved by readers for his neurological case histories and his fascination and familiarity with human behavior at its most unexpected and unfamiliar. Everything in Its Place is a celebration of Sacks's myriad interests, told with his characteristic compassion and erudition, and in his luminous prose.

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The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix It

Pdf Medical Books The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix It

Pdf:The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix It."A must-read for every American and business leader." --Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief, FORBESFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Unaccountable comes an eye-opening, urgent look at America's broken health care system--and the people who are saving it. One in five Americans now has medical debt in collections and rising health care costs today threaten every small business in America. Dr. Makary, one of the nation's leading health care experts, travels across America and details why health care has become a bubble. Drawing from on-the-ground stories, his research, and his own experience, The Price We Pay paints a vivid picture of price-gouging, middlemen, and a series of elusive money games in need of a serious shake-up. Dr. Makary shows how so much of health care spending goes to things that have nothing to do with health and what you can do about it. Dr. Makary challenges the medical establishment to remember medicine's noble heritage of caring for people when they are vulnerable. The Price We Pay offers a roadmap for everyday Americans and business leaders to get a better deal on their health care, and profiles the disruptors who are innovating medical care. The movement to restore medicine to its mission, Makary argues, is alive and well--a mission that can rebuild the public trust and save our country from the crushing cost of health care.

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When Breath Becomes Air

Pdf Medical Books When Breath Becomes Air

Pdf:When Breath Becomes Air.Amazon.com Review When Breath Becomes Air is a powerful look at a stage IV lung cancer diagnosis through the eyes of a neurosurgeon. When Paul Kalanithi is given his diagnosis he is forced to see this disease, and the process of being sick, as a patient rather than a doctor--the result of his experience is not just a look at what living is and how it works from a scientific perspective, but the ins and outs of what makes life matter. This heart-wrenching book will capture you from page one and still have you thinking long after the final sentence. –Penny Mann Read more Review “I guarantee that finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option. . . . Part of this book’s tremendous impact comes from the obvious fact that its author was such a brilliant polymath. And part comes from the way he conveys what happened to him—passionately working and striving, deferring gratification, waiting to live, learning to die—so well. None of it is maudlin. Nothing is exaggerated. As he wrote to a friend: ‘It’s just tragic enough and just imaginable enough.’ And just important enough to be unmissable.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Paul Kalanithi’s memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, written as he faced a terminal cancer diagnosis, is inherently sad. But it’s an emotional investment well worth making: a moving and thoughtful memoir of family, medicine and literature. It is, despite its grim undertone, accidentally inspiring.”—The Washington Post “Paul Kalanithi’s posthumous memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, possesses the gravity and wisdom of an ancient Greek tragedy. . . . [Kalanithi] delivers his chronicle in austere, beautiful prose. The book brims with insightful reflections on mortality that are especially poignant coming from a trained physician familiar with what lies ahead. . . . The narrative voice is so assured and powerful that you almost expect him to survive his own death and carry on describing what happened to his friends and family after he is gone.”—The Boston Globe “Devastating and spectacular . . . [Kalanithi] is so likeable, so relatable, and so humble, that you become immersed in his world and forget where it’s all heading.”—USA Today “It’s [Kalanithi’s] unsentimental approach that makes When Breath Becomes Air so original—and so devastating. . . . Its only fault is that the book, like his life, ends much too early.”—Entertainment Weekly“[When Breath Becomes Air] split my head open with its beauty.”—Cheryl Strayed“Rattling, heartbreaking, and ultimately beautiful, the too-young Dr. Kalanithi’s memoir is proof that the dying are the ones who have the most to teach us about life.”—Atul Gawande“Thanks to When Breath Becomes Air, those of us who never met Paul Kalanithi will both mourn his death and benefit from his life. This is one of a handful of books I consider to be a universal donor—I would recommend it to anyone, everyone.”—Ann Patchett “Dr. Kalanithi describes, clearly and simply, and entirely without self-pity, his journey from innocent medical student to professionally detached and all-powerful neurosurgeon to helpless patient, dying from cancer. Every doctor should read this book—written by a member of our own tribe, it helps us understand and overcome the barriers we all erect between ourselves and our patients as soon as we are out of medical school.”—Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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When Breath Becomes Air

Pdf Medical Books When Breath Becomes Air

Pdf:When Breath Becomes Air.Number-one New York Times best seller. Pulitzer Prize finalist.This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question: What makes a life worth living? Named one of the best books of the year by: The New York Times Book Review People NPR The Washington Post Slate Harper's Bazaar Time Out New York Publishers Weekly BookPage Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational Memoir.At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naïve medical student "possessed", as he wrote, "by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life" into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. "I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything," he wrote. "Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: 'I can't go on. I'll go on.'" When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both. 

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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife

Pdf Medical Books Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife

Pdf:Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife.A Harvard-trained neurosurgeon's minute-by-minute account of his own near-death experience - and what he discovered in the heavenly realm beyond life. On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed. Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have functioned at all. That left only one conclusion: that we are conscious in spite of our brains - that, in fact, consciousness is at the root of all existence. The evidence supporting Dr. Alexander's experience transformed him into a believer in God's unconditional love and brought reconciliation to his family - and will upend our ideas about human consciousness and spirituality.

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The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

Pdf Medical Books The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

Pdf:The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine.Winner, 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science WritingShort-listed for the 2018 Wellcome Book PrizeA Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, Publishers WeeklyA Best History Book of 2017, The Guardian "Warning: She spares no detail!" —Erik Larson, bestselling author of Dead Wake In The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery and shows how it was transformed by advances made in germ theory and antiseptics between 1860 and 1875. She conjures up early operating theaters—no place for the squeamish—and surgeons, who, working before anesthesia, were lauded for their speed and brute strength. These pioneers knew that the aftermath of surgery was often more dangerous than patients’ afflictions, and they were baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high. At a time when surgery couldn’t have been more hazardous, an unlikely figure stepped forward: a young, melancholy Quaker surgeon named Joseph Lister, who would solve the riddle and change the course of history.Fitzharris dramatically reconstructs Lister’s career path to his audacious claim that germs were the source of all infection and could be countered by a sterilizing agent applied to wounds. She introduces us to Lister’s contemporaries—some of them brilliant, some outright criminal—and leads us through the grimy schools and squalid hospitals where they learned their art, the dead houses where they studied, and the cemeteries they ransacked for cadavers.Eerie and illuminating, The Butchering Art celebrates the triumph of a visionary surgeon whose quest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world.

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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Pdf Medical Books Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Pdf:Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records - from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory - reported psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter. Susannah's astonishing memoir chronicles the swift path of her illness and the lucky, last-minute intervention led by one of the few doctors capable of saving her life. Weeks ticked by and Susannah moved inexplicably from violence to catatonia. Over one million dollars worth of blood tests and brain scans revealed nothing. The exhausted doctors were ready to commit her to the psychiatric ward, until the celebrated neurologist, Dr. Souhel Najjar, joined her team. With the use of a simple - yet ingenious - test, he was able to make a lifesaving diagnosis - revealing a newly discovered autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks the brain. With sharp reporting drawn from hospital records, scientific research, and interviews with doctors and family, Brain on Fire is a crackling mystery and an unflinching, gripping personal story that marks the debut of an extraordinary writer.

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This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

Pdf Medical Books This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

Pdf:This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor.THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS ‘Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen FryWelcome 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.Sunday Times Number One Bestseller for over eight months and winner of a record FOUR National Book Awards: Book of the Year, Non-Fiction Book of the Year, New Writer of the Year and Zoe Ball Book Club Book of the Year.This edition includes extra diary entries and a new afterword by the author.

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Gutter Medicine: Twenty-six Years as a Firefighter Paramedic

Pdf Medical Books Gutter Medicine: Twenty-six Years as a Firefighter Paramedic

Pdf:Gutter Medicine: Twenty-six Years as a Firefighter Paramedic."My career as a firefighter/paramedic stretched from 1974 to 2000 when we were inventing EMS as we went along. These are stories from those years on the street. That place I named so long ago, the other reality that exists just outside most people’s everyday lives. It is a place that seems to exist parallel to the normal workaday existence: yet it is only a car accident or cardiac away for any of us. It manifested itself in brushfires, house fires, shootings, stabbings, hangings, accidents with injuries, cardiacs, codes, drownings, and a thousand other emergencies.The street was more than a physical place. It was a place filled with excitement, fear, tragedy, horror, sadness, despair, joy, and laughter. It was a place where routine decisions could have terrible consequences: I am going to the grocery store. Or, I will get the wiring fixed next month. Where people died or were maimed. Often, it was terrible place. Or maybe it was reality. It was where all safeguards ended and our job began. There were thousands of cases, but these are the ones etched in my memory. The ones that will never go away."Roger Huder

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Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

Pdf Medical Books Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

Pdf:Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World.Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Kidder introduces us to a remarkable man who tackles some of the world's most frightening medical and social problems through principled actions. Harvard Medical School graduate and MacArthur "genius" fellow Paul Farmer spent much of his med school years in Haiti, where he created a health care system and clinic in one of the most grindingly poor places in the world. Owning only one suit and living part of each year in a house without hot water, he travels widely and takes a global approach to the interaction between politics, wealth, social problems, and disease. Farmer makes a difference quietly, using his intellectual gifts and his charisma to further his philosophy that "the only real nation is humanity."

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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Pdf Medical Books Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Pdf:Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity.When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened? In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen. “A fascinating look at the disease that…could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life” (People), Brain on Fire is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.

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Manipulation: A 21-Day Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Manipulation Techniques - Influence People with Persuasion, Mind Control, and NLP (Manipulation, Persuasion & Influence) (Volume 1)

Pdf Medical Books Manipulation: A 21-Day Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Manipulation Techniques - Influence People with Persuasion, Mind Control, and NLP (Manipulation, Persuasion & Influence) (Volume 1)

Pdf:Manipulation: A 21-Day Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Manipulation Techniques - Influence People with Persuasion, Mind Control, and NLP (Manipulation, Persuasion & Influence) (Volume 1).WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN TO MANIPULATE AND PERSUADE PEOPLE INSTANTLY?WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEED READ PEOPLE EFFECTIVELY THROUGH VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL CLUES?Manipulation carries with it a lot of negative connotation but all of us have used it at some point or another, and it is likely that we have been a subject of it as well. It is simply the process that is used in order to get someone to do something specific for you. It can present itself in the form of a commercial on television, a billboard ad on the street, or a sales person that is trying to convince you to purchase a product or service. Psychological manipulation skills can be very helpful in your everyday social, personal and career life.This guidebook will provide you with all of the necessary knowledge in order to become skillful with manipulation in 21 days. It will cover some of the best manipulation strategies. Some of the topics that will be covered include:Manipulation fundamentalsSpotting manipulationDeveloping great charismaForming relationshipsThe importance of body language and eye contactUsing guilt in your advantage  Mirroring and reciprocating with your targetStorytelling techniquesHow to use bribery effectivelyAnd much more…So, what are you waiting for? Grab your copy today and dive into the world of human psychology and behavior!

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Manipulation: 30 Highly Effective Manipulation Techniques to Persuade and Influence Anyone (Manipulation, Persuasion & Influence) (Volume 2)

Pdf Medical Books Manipulation: 30 Highly Effective Manipulation Techniques to Persuade and Influence Anyone (Manipulation, Persuasion & Influence) (Volume 2)

Pdf:Manipulation: 30 Highly Effective Manipulation Techniques to Persuade and Influence Anyone (Manipulation, Persuasion & Influence) (Volume 2).Highly Effective Techniques to Persuade and Influence Anyone! Manipulation can present itself in many different forms. It can be seen as a way to ask for a favor or to control others without them being aware of it.  In essence, it is a technique that is used in order to get someone to do something specific. The following book will discuss 30 strategies that you can use in order to help you properly manipulate anyone. While many people will see manipulation as a corrupt act, something that is malicious and hard to fight against, manipulation is simply convincing someone to do what you want them to do. Whether you are trying to sell a product, a service, or simply get someone to do you a favor, you will learn that manipulation can help you get those types of results. This guidebook is going to look at the different types of techniques that you are able to use in order to successfully manipulate anyone. Some of the topics that will be covered include: How to build rapport and use it in your advantage Mirroring and reciprocating with your target Building a relationship The importance of setting the mood Creating comfort with the target The power of doing favors The importance of listening vs. just talking And much more So, what are you waiting for? Grab your copy today and dive into the world of human psychology and behavior!

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Mind Hacking Secrets: Control Thinking, Improve Decision Making, Reclaim Your Attention, and Unlock Your Limitless Potential

Pdf Medical Books Mind Hacking Secrets: Control Thinking, Improve Decision Making, Reclaim Your Attention, and Unlock Your Limitless Potential

Pdf:Mind Hacking Secrets: Control Thinking, Improve Decision Making, Reclaim Your Attention, and Unlock Your Limitless Potential.“Old ways won’t open the new doors.” ~ AnonymousDo you often find your thinking as stale and nothing new originating from your mind?  Are your decisions mostly plagued by emotions instead of logic? Do you tend to avoid new challenges because you lack problem solving skills?What if you could get rid of unresourceful thinking loops and attract fresh thinking in abundance? What if you could make right decisions even if you lack complete information yet?Imagine having access to the tools used by geniuses to tap their mind’s full potential. Imagine spending quality time with your family, friends and loved ones by making your decisions faster and better. .Som Bathla, an avid reader, research and author of many bestselling books has come out with the recipe to get the best out of your mind in his book "Mind Hacking Secrets"Mind Hacking Secrets will take you to the depths of your mind and empower you see and hack the hidden limitless potential inside you. Understand Mind’s Operating System And Its Vast PotentialLearn the Four Layers of Your Existence and how you are not your mind.Understand how a 3-year old, with 50% of her brain removed can almost work like a normal person?How Hanlon’s Razor and Halo Effect adversely impact your regular decision making and what to do about it?Reprogram Your Thoughts, Develop Superior Thinking Abilities & Make Smarter Decisions FasterHow two systems of your mind interplay which leads to erroneous decision and the ways to correct it.Learn How 5-Whys Formula can get you to the root cause to help you focus on the real problem.Learn How to use 40-70 Rule to make decisions even if you don’t have full facts.Learn multi-perspective thinking to make flexible, holistic and better decision in less timeGet Rid of Distraction and Tricks for Mastering Your AttentionKnow surprising facts about how  “Memory Athletes” safeguard themselves from distractions.Learn attention building tricks to train your mind and reclaim your attention.Tap Your Subconscious Mind to Go Beyond the Realm of KnownHow Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Albert Einsten used this special mental power to see what others can't to make massive inventions?Learn How Pele almost guaranteed his unbeatable performance in every football match by following one simple mental trick.Make Best Use of Your Body to Create A Genius MindLearn how our brain releases wealth of helpful brain chemicals by following this one approach.Discover how lack of sleep damages your brain's potential and how should you address this.Understand the research-backed food recommendations to truly nurture your brain and extract the best out of your brain.“You don't have to be a genius to find the hidden potential deep in your mind.” ~ Ray DaviesIt’s the time to leave your old baggage behind, explore the best ways to uncover your mind’s true potential and start transforming your life.Mind Hacking Secrets is for anyone and everyone, who is fed up of old ways of thinking and is looking eagerly to learn and experiment unique ways to rewire mind and transform their lives.Don't Wait for Miracles. Take Your First Step To Hack Your Mind's Abundant Potential 

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Pdf Medical Books Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Pdf:Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers.An oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers (some willingly, some unwittingly) have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way. In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries from the anatomy labs and human-sourced pharmacies of medieval and nineteenth-century Europe to a human decay research facility in Tennessee, to a plastic surgery practice lab, to a Scandinavian funeral directors' conference on human composting. In her droll, inimitable voice, Roach tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Pdf Medical Books Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Pdf:Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers."One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment WeeklyStiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.

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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition

Pdf Medical Books Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition

Pdf:Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition.Review “Angels in America has proved to be a watershed drama, the most lyrical and ambitious augury of an era since Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie.” –John Lahr, New Yorker"A vast, miraculous play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama." -Frank Rich, New York Times"Daring and dazzling! The most ambitious America play of our time: an epic that ranges from earth to heaven; focuses on politics, sex, and religion; transports us to Washington, the Kremlin, the South Bronx, Salt Lake City and Antarctica; deals with Jews, Mormons, WASPs, blacks; switches between realism and fantasy, from the tragedy of AIDS to the camp comedy of drag queens to the death or at least absconding of God…Angels in America is the broadest, deepest, most searching American play of our time." - Jack Kroll, Newsweek“Few plays have captured the spirit of an age more powerfully than Angels in America…and the passage of time has not clipped Angels’ wings.” –Paul Taylor, Independent (London)“Something rare, dangerous, and harrowing…a roman candle hurled into a drawing room.” –Nicholas de Jongh, London Evening Standard“Angels breaks all the rules to achieve the astonishing integrity of its vision…It is a play that has remained utterly of-the-moment.” –Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg“The most influential American play of the last two decades.” –Patrick Healy, New York Times“That Angels came so close to the burning heart of the Zeitgeist left Kushner fearing he would never get there again. But in fact he has been there so often that he seems to have passed right through it…Angels, so much a cry in the dark about AIDS when it was written, seems now to be as much about the Earth’s potentially fatal illness as gay men’s.” –Jesse Green, New York“The greatest American play of the waning years of the twentieth century.” –Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune“Angels in America has proved to be a watershed drama, the most lyrical and ambitious augury of an era since Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie.” –John Lahr, New Yorker"A vast, miraculous play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama." -Frank Rich, New York Times"Daring and dazzling! The most ambitious America play of our time: an epic that ranges from earth to heaven; focuses on politics, sex, and religion; transports us to Washington, the Kremlin, the South Bronx, Salt Lake City and Antarctica; deals with Jews, Mormons, WASPs, blacks; switches between realism and fantasy, from the tragedy of AIDS to the camp comedy of drag queens to the death or at least absconding of God…Angels in America is the broadest, deepest, most searching American play of our time." - Jack Kroll, Newsweek“Few plays have captured the spirit of an age more powerfully than Angels in America…and the passage of time has not clipped Angels’ wings.” –Paul Taylor, Independent (London)“Something rare, dangerous, and harrowing…a roman candle hurled into a drawing room.” –Nicholas de Jongh, London Evening Standard“Angels breaks all the rules to achieve the astonishing integrity of its vision…It is a play that has remained utterly of-the-moment.” –Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg“The most influential American play of the last two decades.” –Patrick Healy, New York Times“That Angels came so close to the burning heart of the Zeitgeist left Kushner fearing he would never get there again. But in fact he has been there so often that he seems to have passed right through it…Angels, so much a cry in the dark about AIDS when it was written, seems now to be as much about the Earth’s potentially fatal illness as gay men’s.” –Jesse Green, New York“The greatest American play of the waning years of the twentieth century.” –Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune Read more About the Author Tony Kushner’s plays include Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the Death of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, adapted from the play by Pierre Cornelle; Slavs!; A Bright Room Called Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’s film of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books include The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the Present; Brundibar, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, two Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris. Read more

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Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, Seventh Edition (Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology (Fitzpatrick))

Pdf Medical Books Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, Seventh Edition (Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology (Fitzpatrick))

Pdf:Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, Seventh Edition (Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology (Fitzpatrick)).About the Author Richard A. Johnson, MDCM, Clinical Instructor in Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, Clinical Associate in Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate in Dermatology, Beth Israel Hospital, Associate Physician (Dermatology), Brigham & Women's Hospital, Dermatologist, New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA. Read more

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Evidence-Based Clinical Chinese Medicine - Volume 1: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Pdf Medical Books Evidence-Based Clinical Chinese Medicine - Volume 1: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Pdf:Evidence-Based Clinical Chinese Medicine - Volume 1: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.From the Inside Flap Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine: Vol. 1 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease provides a 'whole evidence' analysis of the Chinese medicine management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Evidence from the classical Chinese medicine literature, contemporary clinical literature, and the outcomes of clinical trials and experimental studies are reviewed, analysed and synthesised. The data from all these sources are condensed to provide evidence-based statements which will inform clinical practice and guide future research. This book has been designed to be an easy reference at the point of care. During a patient consultation, Chinese medicine practitioners can refer to this book for guidance on which Chinese herbal medicine formulas, specific herbs, or acupuncture points, can best treat their patient, and be confident there is evidence which supports its use. Currently, Chinese medicine practitioners who develop a special interest in a particular health condition such as COPD have to consult a variety of sources to further their knowledge. Typically, they use the contemporary clinical literature to understand the theory, aetiology, pathogenesis and obtain expert opinions on the Chinese medicine management of COPD. They search the electronic literature to identify systematic reviews of clinical trials, if any exists, to obtain assessments of the current state of the clinical evidence for particular interventions. If they have the skills and resources, they may search the classical Chinese medicine literature for an historical perspective on treatments that have stood the test of time. This book provides all of this information for practitioners in one handy, easy to use reference. This allows practitioners to focus on their job of providing high quality healthcare, with the knowledge it is based on the best available evidence. Read more

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Life-Threatening Rashes: An Illustrated, Practical Guide

Pdf Medical Books Life-Threatening Rashes: An Illustrated, Practical Guide

Pdf:Life-Threatening Rashes: An Illustrated, Practical Guide.Review “I would recommend this book for board review preparation for ED dermatology. The authors are very respected in this area. … Each chapter can be reviewed in 20-30 minutes with good overall understanding of the condition. The book covers the conditions most concerning to ED providers and those that keep them up at night. I would recommend this for a reference in the ED or urgent care setting.” (Sheffey N. Massey, Doody's Book Reviews, December 7, 2018) Read more From the Back Cover This book is a visually focused and clinically relevant volume detailing pearls and practical points regarding acute life-threatening rashes. Each chapter covers life-threatening causes of rash or their significant mimics, including Steven Johnson Syndrome, Kawasaki Disease, and HIV. The authors discuss the classic presentation of rashes along with associated symptoms. Additionally, they examine atypical presentations of the rash and key physical exam findings to confirm or exclude the life-threatening diagnosis. The chapters are highly visual with multiple color photos as well as tables to aid the clinician in differentiating between other mimicking conditions and causes of rashes. Coverage continues beyond diagnosis to include management and potential complications. Each chapter concludes with clinical pearls or take-away points that clinicians can easily memorize for quick decision making. This is an ideal reference for all clinicians who encounter patients with rashes, particularly emergency medicine providers. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, 4 Volume Set

Pdf Medical Books Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, 4 Volume Set

Pdf:Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, 4 Volume Set.Review The British Journal of Dermatology BJD published a series of reviews on Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, 9th edition. Read the reviews here:  C Paul Dermatology Department, ToulouseK.A. Ashack Michigan State University College of Human MedicineP.C.M. van de Kerkhof Department of Dermatology, Radboud University Medical CenterL.E French Department of Dermatology, Zurich University Hospital  S. Fatah Department of Dermatology, James Cook University Hospital      Read more From the Back Cover Rook's Textbook of Dermatology Universally respected, Rook's Textbook of Dermatology is the most comprehensive, definitive and best-illustrated reference work for dermatologists of all levels worldwide and has been at the forefront of international dermatology publishing since first appearing in 1968. The Ninth Edition has been radically re-engineered to match the modern day challenges faced by dermatologists. It is published as a combined digital and print resource, but with a new online platform enabling easier and faster navigation. A common structure to describe and discuss each disorder has been adopted throughout, whilst maintaining the depth of information for which Rook is renowned. A high priority has been placed on the ease of extracting key information quickly: diagnostic algorithms and management ladders help the reader choose appropriate treatment strategies. More images than ever – over 5000 in total – aid diagnosis by displaying variations in disease manifestations according to body location, skin type and severity. The section on aesthetic dermatology has been greatly expanded with more coverage of procedures in this rapidly developing field. Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Ninth Edition provides you with: The very best content from the number one brand in dermatology – an essential consultation tool for all dermatologists An outstanding combined digital/print resource, exhaustively covering every dermatological disorder A complete overhaul of its content – each disorder now follows a consistent templated approach A fresh approach to the classification of disorders and organization of chapters, of which there are now 160 instead of 80, all organised into 14 logical sections A newly designed online platform with a fast and powerful Boolean search functionality – search by disorder or chapter or consult the online image database and get expert clinical advice more quickly than ever Lavishly illustrated chapters with over 5000 colour images showing variation in disease patterns by body location, skin type and severity Comprehensive coverage of medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology, as well as the basic science underpinning the field An experienced British editorial team working with distinguished international authors and associate editors Greater emphasis than before on clinical studies/trials, society guidelines and the latest ICD codes While key references remain in the printed version, thousands more are cited in the book and can be accessed online, where each is hyperlinked to the relevant text Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Ninth Edition is the complete dermatology reference work. More comprehensive than ever, with more images, more disorders covered and faster, more dynamic and wider digital search functionality. It is an essential resource for the modern day dermatologist, whether experienced or at the beginning of a career in dermatology. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology, Third Edition

Pdf Medical Books Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology, Third Edition

Pdf:Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology, Third Edition.From the Back Cover Modeled after the successful Fitzpatrick COLOR ATLAS, this PEDIATRIC COLOR ATLAS offers clinicians the most practical source available for the diagnosis of skin disorders and systemic diseases with skin manifestations in children and adolescents. Look for these important highlights: *an extensive collection of exquisite new photographs for each condition as they present in children or adolescents *a concise summary of etiology, physical findings, laboratory tests and prognosis for each condition *emergency skin signs of life-threatening conditions in children, including infectious diseases, adverse drug reactions, and more *new theraputic recommendations including the recently approved exciting topical immunomodulators for atopic dermatitis (tacrolimus) and HPV infections (imiquimod) with dosages and indications for the pediatric population PEDIATRIC COLOR ATLAS features: *493 new, crisp, clear color photographs from many previously unpublished collections *straight-forward, user-friendly organization *excellent, up-to-date management and therapy section approved pediatric dosages A remarkable dollar value, this new PEDIATRIC COLOR ATLAS is an unbeatable visual guide to confirm your next diagnosis. Read more About the Author  Kay Shou-Mei Kane, MD (Boston, MA), Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, Clinical Associate of Dermatology, Children's Hospital; Clinical Associate of Dermatology, Mt. Auburn HospitalVinod E. Nambudiri, MD, MBA (Myrtle Beach, SC), Attending Physician, Dermatology and Internal Medicine, Grand Strand   Regional Medical CenterAlexander J. Stratigos, MD (Athens, Greece), Assistant Professor of Dermatology―Venereology, University of Athens School of Medicine, Andreas Syngros Hospital for Skin and Venereal Diseases Read more

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Anal Fissure: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Therapies

Pdf Medical Books Anal Fissure: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Therapies

Pdf:Anal Fissure: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Therapies.From the Back Cover This highly informative monograph offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary reference for the management and treatment of the whole spectrum of painful tears in the anus and anal canal. Based upon a systematic review of all relevant papers on the topic starting from 1865, the book deals with the primary anal fissure, acute and chronic - with a new definition of the latter one provided - , and the secondary anal fissure in every detail, particularly its medical history , etiology , signs and symptoms , medical findings , therapy and its evaluation, differential diagnosis.  It also covers all available evidence based therapeutic strategies. This book will appeal to a wide readership, from proctologists and surgeons through gynecologists, to urologists, dermatologists and gastroenterologists. Read more About the Author Prof. Dr. med. Volker Wienert is a dermatologist, and served as head of the Department of Phlebology at Aachen University Clinic (RWTH) from 1986 until his retirement in 2004. Prof. Wienert is the author of several proctological and phlebological medical textbooks, and currently serves on the boards of several professional societies, including the German Society of Phlebology’s Committee for Practice Guidelines (as Chairman), the guidelines commission of the German Society of Coloproctology, and the Quality Assurance Subcommittee on Proctology and Phlebology of Dermatology). He is also an Associate Editor of the journal Coloproctologie. Dr. med. Franz Raulf is a surgeon, and was head of the Coloproctology Department of the Rafaelsklinik Münster from 2007 until his retirement in 2013. Dr. Raulf is the author of a number of proctological medical textbooks. Dr. med. Horst Mlitz is a proctological practitioner. Having retired in 2016, Dr. Mlitz has also authored a number of proctological medical textbooks. Read more

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The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy

Pdf Medical Books The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy

Pdf:The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy.Review 'An altogether remarkable work of American philosophy...that occupies the buffer zone between poetry and philosophy in a unique--and perhaps uniquely American way.'--Critical Inquiry'An intensely personal and uniquely provocative book. Stanley Cavell is a philosophical original.'--Review of Metaphysics Read more About the Author Stanley Cavell is Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University, Emeritus. Read more

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Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death: Guidelines for the Application of Pathology to Crime Investigation

Pdf Medical Books Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death: Guidelines for the Application of Pathology to Crime Investigation

Pdf:Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death: Guidelines for the Application of Pathology to Crime Investigation.MEDICOLEGAL INVESTIGATION OF DEATH, known as the 'bible' of forensic pathology to pathologists around the world, has withstood the test of time, recently celebrating its twentieth year of publication. Totally rewritten and updated throughout, the text is oriented to forensic pathologists, criminal investigators, and attorneys. It embraces all aspects of the pathology of trauma as it is witnessed daily by law enforcement officers, interpreted by pathologists of varying experience and expertise in forensic pathology, and used by lawyers involved in the prosecution and defense in criminal cases as well as those engaged in civil litigation. This authoritative and complete textbook is written by some of the most respected experts in the United States. The book continues to use a simple and practical approach in keeping with the tradition established by the previous editions. It avoids technical terminology, where possible, in compliance with the aim of addressing not only physicians but all parties with an interest in the study of injury patterns and the practice of pathology as it relates to the law. A large amount of new information and abundant material not previously covered are included in this volume. The many new illustrations, diagrams and sketches showing patterns and mechanisms of injury as well as an inclusive index render this book unique.

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Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine Flash Cards

Pdf Medical Books Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine Flash Cards

Pdf:Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine Flash Cards.About the Author Gary D. Hammer, MD, PhD (Ann Arbor, MI) Millie Schembechler Professor of Adrenal Cancer, University of Michigan; Director of Endocrine Oncology Program; Director of Center for Organogenesis Stephen J. McPhee, MD (San Francisco, CA) Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Read more

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Conquering Lyme Disease: Science Bridges the Great Divide

Pdf Medical Books Conquering Lyme Disease: Science Bridges the Great Divide

Pdf:Conquering Lyme Disease: Science Bridges the Great Divide.Review A lucid and important book, filled with moving case histories and vignettes, about an infectious illness that is threatening many lives. (Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer and The Gene: An Intimate History )Lyme disease is a more complicated and nuanced illness than has been previously recognized. Fallon and Sotsky’s experience with the neuropsychological manifestations of Lyme, combined with their insights into the current patient experience, make this book a significant addition to the literature. A well-organized, comprehensive treatment of Lyme disease and the associated issues that patients face. (John Aucott, director, Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center)Conquering Lyme Disease is a balanced and factual synthesis of what is known and unknown about Lyme disease. Written in a clear and understandable way for a lay audience as well as medical professionals, it is a rich source of information on this complex subject, explaining the science behind current treatments and future directions for research. (Stephen W. Barthold, University of California, Davis)An enlightening, informative, and up-to-date account of the key issues surrounding the complexity, controversy, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme borreliosis, especially the persistent form of the disease. Written by an outstanding and well-respected physician with tremendous experience, Conquering Lyme Disease will help to bridge the great divide and offer new hope in our fight against this debilitating disease. A must read for all interested in Lyme and associated diseases. (Ying Zhang, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health)A sturdy reference on an illness whose varied presentations can bedevil patients and caregivers alike. (Publishers Weekly)In Conquering Lyme Disease, colleagues and coauthors Fallon and Sotsky push readers to grapple with some underlying scientific principles. Readers will have a better sense of where the research is today, where treatment falls short, and what the future may hold. (Library Journal)What is science’s role in turning the corner on what some have labelled a 'public health failure'? Physicians Brian Fallon and Jennifer Sotsky tackle this question in their insightful study Conquering Lyme Disease, in which they journey beyond the history, biology and symptoms of the illness. Their greatest accomplishment, by far, is delivering multiple viewpoints with minimal bias and great sensitivity: the clinician’s, the researcher’s and, particularly, the patient’s. (James G. Logan Nature)Highly suggested to everyone. (Anna Maria Polidori Articles and more...)By presenting an accessible, measured examination of the disease and synthesizing current research, the authors offer readers a great service...Highly recommended. (Choice)Fallon and colleagues have produced a valuable book combining humanistic Forster-type narratives and scientific Fisher-like elements to examine the human condition of chronic illness while describing current research in the complexities of Lyme disease. (Paul Auwaerter The Lancet Infectious Diseases) Read more About the Author Brian A. Fallon, MD, is director of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at the Columbia University Medical Center.Jennifer Sotsky, MD, is a physician with a specialty in narrative medicine. She is a resident at Columbia University Medical Center. Read more

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

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Pdf:Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers.Review “This quirky, funny read offers perspective and insight about life, death and the medical profession.... You can close this book with an appreciation of the miracle that the human body really is.” - Tara Parker-Pope, Wall Street Journal“A laugh-out-loud funny book... one of those wonderful books that offers up enlightenment in the guise of entertainment.” - Michael Little, Washington City Paper“As weird as the book gets, Roach manages to convey a sense of respect and appreciation for her subjects.” - Roy Rivenburg, Los Angeles Times“Roach is authoritative, endlessly curious and drolly funny. Her research is scrupulous and winningly presented.” - Adam Woog, Seattle Times“Mary Roach is one of an endangered species: a science writer with a sense of humor. She is able to make macabre funny without looting death of its dignity.” - Brian Richard Boylan, Denver Post“Roach writes in an insouciant style and displays her métier in tangents about bizarre incidents in pathological history. Death may have the last laugh, but, in the meantime, Roach finds merriment in the macabre.” - Gilbert Taylor, Booklist“Acutely entertaining, morbidly fascinating.” - Susan Adams, Forbes Read more About the Author Mary Roach is the author of Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, and Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Her writing has appeared in Outside, Wired, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. She lives in Oakland, California. Read more

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This Narrow Space: A Pediatric Oncologist, His Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Patients, and a Hospital in Jerusalem

Pdf Medical Books This Narrow Space: A Pediatric Oncologist, His Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Patients, and a Hospital in Jerusalem

Pdf:This Narrow Space: A Pediatric Oncologist, His Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Patients, and a Hospital in Jerusalem.Review 'A fantastic book. . . . Waldman exhibits a rare self-awareness [and] shows great honesty. [His book] illustrates just how difficult it is to reconcile devotion to the healing mission with the realities of a complex life.'—Uzodinma Iweala, The New York Times Book Review“Waldman writes beautiful sentences and explains the intricacies of disease in ways an ordinary reader can understand. . . . Ultimately, he manages to find hope and meaning in very difficult situations.” —Sandee Brawarsky, The Jewish Week   “[Waldman’s book is] heart-rending when he details [what] his young cancer patients face, uplifting when he achieves even small breakthroughs and makes a difference in their care, and inspirational when he writes of his own search for spirituality. . . . We empathize with his frustrations and admire his determination.” —Chicago Jewish Star“In his engrossing debut memoir, an American pediatric oncologist faces medical, personal, and cultural challenges during seven years as attending physician at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center. . . . Besides offering warm portraits of the children he treated and their distraught families, Waldman chronicles his transformation from a somewhat naïve, underprepared physician to one more politically and culturally astute. A candid and revealing portrait of a man and a nation in turmoil.” —Kirkus Reviews“Who could imagine that a book about pediatric oncology would be an absolutely engrossing page-turner? Waldman’s experiences working with children and families facing the most intricately complicated illnesses in the most intricately complicated city become a template for probing the ambiguities of life, medicine, religion, politics, and identity. This Narrow Space exudes a generosity of spirit as expansive as the Judean Hills in which it is set. Truly a book for our times.” —Dr. Danielle Ofri, author of What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear“This Narrow Space ushers in a new and important voice in the literature of medicine. Waldman, caring for children with life-threatening diseases, shows that even when hope is gone for the body, there is still hope for the spirit. This book will illuminate and inspire, as a young physician transits culture and beliefs in his search for meaning in some of life’s most trying circumstances.”  —Dr. Jerome Groopman, professor, Harvard Medical School, and author of The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness Read more About the Author ELISHA WALDMAN is associate chief, division of pediatric palliative care, at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He was formerly medical director of pediatric palliative care at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. He received his BA from Yale University and his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv. He also trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and at Boston Children’s Hospital. His writing has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, The Hill, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Time. He lives in Chicago. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Pathophysiology of Heart Disease: A Collaborative Project of Medical Students and Faculty

Pdf Medical Books Pathophysiology of Heart Disease: A Collaborative Project of Medical Students and Faculty

Pdf:Pathophysiology of Heart Disease: A Collaborative Project of Medical Students and Faculty.Specifically designed to prepare medical students for their initial encounters with patients with heart disease, this award-winning text bridges basic cardiac physiology with clinical care. Written by internationally recognized Harvard Medical School faculty and select medical students, Pathophysiology of Heart Disease, Sixth Edition provides a solid foundation of knowledge regarding diseases of the heart and circulation. Under the experienced editorial guidance of Dr. Leonard S. Lilly, this best-selling monograph has an outstanding reputation among medical students and faculty worldwide.Student-friendly features of the Sixth Edition include a new, full-color design and illustrations; end-of-chapter summaries; updated content, including recent technological advances; and access to an interactive eBook. New full-color presentation makes the text more visually appealing.Up-to-date medical imaging and color clinical photographs show real-world examples of cardiovascular diseases and related conditions.Updated Chapter Summaries reflect consistency in length and format, making study easier.Updated Additional Reading references keep readers abreast of the latest literature in the field.Winner of two awards of excellence from the American Medical Writers Association, and recommended by medical schools worldwide.Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition , offering tablet, smartphone or accessed online to:Complete content with enhanced navigationA powerful search tool that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the webCross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigationA highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the textAbility to take and share notes with friends and colleaguesQuick-reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

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Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States

Pdf Medical Books Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States

Pdf:Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States.The 10th edition of Porth’s Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States continues a legacy of excellence by providing comprehensive, nursing-focused coverage designed to help grasp both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health. The book’s unique emphasis on “concepts" of altered health states, as opposed to factual descriptions of diseases and disorders, helps students grasp both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health. Porth’s Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health StatesTenth EditionTommie L. Norris, DNS, RNMeet today’s clinical challenges with the trusted authority in pathophysiologyMake the most of your pathophysiology course and master the knowledge to ensure clinical success. Trusted for more than 30 years and updated to reflect today’s nursing challenges, this engaging text makes complex concepts accessible and helps you easily and confidently grasp normal body function, the effects of disease on body systems, and the body’s ability to compensate and adapt. This edition also considers the many technological advances that allow healthcare providers to diagnose earlier and with more accuracy.Highlights of the Tenth EditionApproachable presentation builds understanding from basic to advanced concepts and defines key terms as you progress.“Chunked” content keeps you focused on the most critical information and helps you review salient points efficiently.Unit-Opening Case Studies , which are revisited in one or more chapters in the unit, bring pathophysiology to life and equip you for success in clinical practice.Approximately 1,000 vibrant illustrations clarify the clinical manifestations of diseases and disease processes.Understanding boxes break physiologic processes and phenomena into their sequential parts, providing insight into the many opportunities for disease to disrupt the processes.Key Points boxes and In Summary sections reduce the need for memorization and help you incorporate important points into broader conceptual units.NEW! Pediatric Considerations and Geriatric Considerations boxes in each chapter specify how the chapter content applies to these two special populations.NEW! Concept Mastery Alerts explain topics that students can find confusing.Review Exercises at the end of each chapter test your retention and identify areas for further study.References provide fast, efficient access to normal laboratory values in both conventional and SI units, as well as a comprehensive glossary.Narrated animations referenced by icons in the text and available online enhance your understanding of the most challenging and clinically relevant concepts.

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Pathophysiology of Heart Disease: A Collaborative Project of Medical Students and Faculty (PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF HEART DISEASE (LILLY))

Pdf Medical Books Pathophysiology of Heart Disease: A Collaborative Project of Medical Students and Faculty (PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF HEART DISEASE (LILLY))

Pdf:Pathophysiology of Heart Disease: A Collaborative Project of Medical Students and Faculty (PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF HEART DISEASE (LILLY)).Revised and updated for its Fifth Edition, Pathophysiology of Heart Disease delivers a concise, easy-to-understand introduction to cardiovascular diseases. This best-selling text is written by internationally recognized Harvard Medical School faculty and select medical students and specifically designed to meet the needs of medical students during their initial encounters with patients with heart disease. This edition has improved consistency of coverage and level of detail and enhanced illustrations.A companion website on thePoint will include the fully searchable text and audio heart sounds, plus an image bank for faculty.

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Smith's Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation (Major Problems in Pathology)

Pdf Medical Books Smith's Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation (Major Problems in Pathology)

Pdf:Smith's Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation (Major Problems in Pathology).This user-friendly 5th Edition provides concise but complete information on numerous common and rare disorders that cause human malformation. Includes an outline of the salient features of each condition, as well as material on natural history, etiology, and pathogenesis. The text is accompanied by helpful illustrations and reference lists. Organized to allow for easy access to essential information.

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Mosby's Pathophysiology Memory NoteCards: Visual, Mnemonic, and Memory Aids for Nurses

Pdf Medical Books Mosby's Pathophysiology Memory NoteCards: Visual, Mnemonic, and Memory Aids for Nurses

Pdf:Mosby's Pathophysiology Memory NoteCards: Visual, Mnemonic, and Memory Aids for Nurses.About the Author JoAnn Zerwekh, EdD, RN, FNP, APRN, BC, Executive Director, Nursing Education Consultants, Ingram, TX; Nursing Faculty - Online Campus, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ; Jo Carol Claborn, MS, RN, CNS, Executive Director, Nursing Education Consultants, Ingram, TX; and Tom Gaglione, RN, MSN , Nursing Faculty, Nursing Education Consultants, Ingram, TX Read more

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Robbins Basic Pathology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access (Robbins Pathology)

Pdf Medical Books Robbins Basic Pathology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access (Robbins Pathology)

Pdf:Robbins Basic Pathology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access (Robbins Pathology).Review 'This excellent book is ideal for medical students to read cover-to-cover. Although the main textbook is an unbeatable resource, its size makes it unrealistic that medicals students could completely digest it. This version strikes a good balance, still providing students with an in-depth discussion of disease process, but avoiding an overwhelming list of entities.'- Carmen Winters, BS (University of Kansas Medical Center) Doody Review Services Read more About the Author Vinay Kumar, MBBS, MD, FRCPath, Alice Hogge and Arthur A. Baer Distinguished Service Professor of Pathology, Biological Sciences Division and The Pritzker Medical School, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Read more

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The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder (The Out-of-Sync Child Series)

Pdf Medical Books The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder (The Out-of-Sync Child Series)

Pdf:The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder (The Out-of-Sync Child Series).Review Praise for the works of Carol Kranowitz 'The Out-of-Sync Child has become the parents' bible to [Sensory Processing Disorder].'--The New York Times “This book is great! It is a real contribution to the parents of the many children who are so hard to understand.  It will let parents off the hook of blaming themselves… and will help them get on to the job of addressing the child’s underlying difficulties.”--T. Berry Brazelton, MD, founder, Brazelton Foundation, Children’s Hospital, Boston “Warm and wise, this book will bring both hope and practical help to parents who wonder why their kid doesn’t ‘fit in.’”--Jane M. Healy, learning specialist and author of Your Child’s Growing Mind “The Out-of-Sync Child does a masterful job of describing the different ways children react to sensations and integrate their responses to their world. The book provides detailed, practical information that will help parents understand how the nervous system works.”--Stanley I. Greenspan, MD child psychiatrist and author (with Serena Wieder) of The Child with Special Needs “Comprehensive yet easy to understand… helpful tools for parents to promote healthy integration.”--The Exceptional Parent Read more About the Author Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., is the author of several books in the 'Sync' series.  Among them are The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up, The Out-of-Sync-Child, The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, and a children's book, The Goodenoughs Get In Sync: 5 Family Members Overcome their Special Sensory Issues.   With Joye Newman, M.A., she is the co-author of Growing an In-Sync Child and In-Sync Activity Cards.  She was a preschool teacher for 25 years and helped to develop an innovative program to screen young children for Sensory Processing Disorder.  She speaks regularly about the subject in the United States and abroad.  In her writings and presentations, she offers a fun and functional approach that integrates sensory-motor activities into everyday life at home and school. A graduate of Barnard College, she has an M.A. in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University.  She is 'Granny Kranny' to five sensational grandchildren, one of whom has written a book in his own right, Absolutely No Dogs Allowed, an alphabet book about a boy whose many pets have sensory issues at the park. Read more

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Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy

Pdf Medical Books Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy

Pdf:Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy.Review 'The quintessential book in the field of group work. It covers all of the main ideas and pragmatic methods that anyone leading a group of any kind must master before beginning such a task. Yalom, with Leszcz, has digested and molded the latest research in the field, along with classic studies, into an enjoyable and enlightening reading experience. The reader will discover the core mechanisms necessary for change to occur in groups. In addition, ways of dealing with difficult group members and mans of accomplishing basic tasks are laid out. This volume is both rich in language and deep in practice.'―Samuel T. Gladding, PhD, president, American Counseling Association (2004-2005)'Yalom and Leszcz masterfully apply their interpersonal approach to a wide range of contemporary topics, and group therapies that are not addressed in previous editions. What is remarkable is the smooth integration of vivid case examples, logically derived clinical knowledge, and up-to-date research findings. The fifth edition of this classic text represents compelling and informative reading for trainees and group therapists of all experience levels.'―William E. Piper, PhD, director, Psychotherapy Program, department of psychiatry, University of British Columbia'How do you improve on the classic group psychotherapy text? Keep the innovative and heuristic conceptual framework and engaging writing style and critically incorporate the changing group paradigms and the important empirical findings. Yalom and Leszcz have produced the new classic group psychotherapy text. This edition is a must read for al therapists, students, and researchers.'―Dennis M. Kivlighan, Jr., PhD, editor, Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice'The single best book in the field of group psychotherapy and one of the enduring classics in all the literature of psychotherapy. It is comprehensive, profound, and beautifully written.'―Hillel I. Swiller, MD, director, division of psychotherapy, Mount Sinai Medical Center'This is far and away the best book about group psychotherapy...Yalom writes fluently, knowledgeably, and with clarity and uncommon good sense.'―Contemporary Psychology'A delight to read: a most important and enriching book for anyone practicing group therapy or counselling on either side of the Atlantic.'―British Journal of Guidance and Counselling Read more About the Author Irvin D. Yalom, MD, is professor emeritus of psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was the recipient of the 1974 Edward Strecker Award and the 1979 Foundations' Fund Prize in Psychiatry. He is the author of When Nietzsche Wept (winner of the 1993 Commonwealth Club gold medal for fiction), Love's Executioner, and the classic textbooks Inpatient Group Psychotherapy and Existential Psychotherapy. He lives in Palo Alto, California. Molyn Leszcz MD, FRCPC, is associate professor and head, group psychotherapy, University of Toronto, department of psychiatry. He lives in Toronto, Canada. Read more

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Understanding the Borderline Mother: Helping Her Children Transcend the Intense, Unpredictable, and Volatile Relationship

Pdf Medical Books Understanding the Borderline Mother: Helping Her Children Transcend the Intense, Unpredictable, and Volatile Relationship

Pdf:Understanding the Borderline Mother: Helping Her Children Transcend the Intense, Unpredictable, and Volatile Relationship.Review This wonderfully readable book is totally devoid of jargon and pedantry. The writing is concise and simple, although the subject is complex and weighty. With picturesque nosology, Dr. Lawson writes about the waif, hermit, queen, and witch mothers. Her unique examination of borderline mothers and how they relate to their children culminates in a discussion of what can be done for both from an interpersonal perspective. Replete with clinical vignettes, this book is entertaining as well as informative. (Peter L. Giovacchini)This well-researched and beautifully written book presents in graphic, specific, clinical detail overwhelming evidence to resolve any ambiguity about the relationship of the borderline mother to her children. The many faces of the borderline mother are nicely differentiated and described. Dr. Lawson also provides guidelines on how to manage a relationship with a borderline mother constructively. A helpful read for all therapists who work with borderline patients. (James F. Masterson)Masked by a smile, behind the pinafore of maternal attachment, lurks a borderline mother. Dr. Lawson offers a compelling portrait of mothers who project massive states of confusion and terror into their children. She presents a variety of mothers, including the make-believe mother, the fairy tale mother, the queen and witch mother, along with specific clinical suggestions for dealing with each type. This spellbinding contribution to the literature provides effective treatment procedures for therapists working within the spectrum of borderline phenomenology. (Joan Lachkar)Childhood lived with a borderline mother results in an unspeakable tragedy. Few of the child's developmental needs are met because the mother cannot be a parent. Consequently, the child is programmed for a lifelong struggle against failure. For over twenty years, people have shared their own agonizing stories with me, looking to my journey for a sense of hope. The compassionate understanding and professional assistance in this book are a road map out of failure. (Christina Crawford) Read more About the Author Christine Ann Lawson, Ph.D., is a clinical social worker in private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has previously served as adjunct faculty at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, and Butler University. Read more

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Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Third Edition: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention (The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series)

Pdf Medical Books Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Third Edition: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention (The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series)

Pdf:Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Third Edition: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention (The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series).Review 'I thought the second edition was wonderful, but am blown away by the third edition. It contains systematic methods, case studies, and checklists for enhancing executive skills of children from early childhood through adolescence. The book emphasizes an essential multi-tiered continuum of prevention and supports for students with and without disabilities. Updated and expanded chapters on assessment, instruction, and intervention integrate how-to procedures with current research advances. Notable new chapters focus on children with autism and ADHD; several chapters written by teachers apply executive skill concepts to whole-school approaches. This is the most comprehensive and useful resource about executive skills available. It is indispensable as a text for university courses and a resource for education and mental health professionals.”--Patti L. Harrison, PhD, School Psychology Program (Emeritus), University of Alabama 'Outstanding! An invaluable resource for school psychologists, with practical strategies that can be put into action today. This easy-to-read book delivers interventions for executive function difficulties in children--and even ideas for IEP goals. The third edition moves the field forward by focusing on giving students ownership of interventions and involving them in implementation. The clinician will appreciate being able to quickly find ideas for addressing common tasks that students struggle with, like writing a paper.'--Julia L. Carrell, PhD, NCSP, school psychologist, Mead School District, Washington 'This is an essential read for all educators, from the novice teacher to the seasoned veteran. Dawson and Guare provide a fresh lens through which to assess student performance, curriculum design, implementation, and interventions. The prior edition completely changed our conversations with students, parents, and other educators. We have a concrete, value-free common language to identify student strengths and weaknesses that we use to work toward a shared goal of success. The third edition details the process that elementary and secondary teachers are currently using to integrate research-based theory into their daily classroom routines. It includes examples (and resource materials!) showing how to build an executive functioning culture in your classroom and school.'--Molly J. Flatley, MEd, Special Education Department Chair, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia 'This is a very welcome third edition of an excellent book that already has a proven track record in schools. Particularly welcome are the new chapters that provide inspiring examples of whole-school approaches as well as the clear guidance for team-based identification, assessment, and targeted support for individual children with underdeveloped executive skills. A 'must read.'--Janet Muscutt, MEd, MSc, DEdPsych, CPsychol, FBPS, consultant educational psychologist, Manchester, United Kingdom; Secretary, International School Psychology Association 'In the third edition of their widely acclaimed book, Dawson and Guare bring their substantial expertise to bear on the pressing question: 'What can we do to enhance executive skills in all students, and, in particular, to help students with self-regulatory difficulties?' The book reviews assessment strategies and offers a wealth of global and specific accommodations and direct interventions, including language appropriate for clinical reports and IEP and 504 Plans. It helpfully discusses when executive function is a primary problem, such as in children with ADHD, when it is a secondary concern to other disabilities, such as in children with autism spectrum disorder, and when it is a weakness but not a disability per se. The new chapters by teachers demonstrate how an everyday model of self-regulation can be incorporated into the classroom.'--Peter K. Isquith, PhD, Senior Attending Psychologist, Boston Children’s Hospital; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School 'I appreciate the numerous tools in this volume, including strategies, informal assessments, case studies, and scenarios. Teacher candidates, practicing educators, and specialists could all benefit from the book's many well-illustrated ideas for assessment and intervention. I love the new discussion of designing student-centered interventions--we need more educators to hear about this approach and implement it!'--Erin K. Washburn, PhD, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership, Binghamton University, State University of New York 'An excellent update to an already useful book that balances research on executive function with practical application. The third edition emphasizes the importance of students’ ownership in the development of their executive skills, and provides school/classroom practices to support students in K–12 general education classrooms as well as special populations. I recommend this book to all educators who desire a clear understanding of executive function's role in classroom instruction and intervention.'--Kathleen Kryza, MA, educational consultant/coach and coauthor of Transformative Teaching 'This book offers educators practical instructional suggestions for students who struggle with executive skills. The teaching practices go beyond basic planning, time management, and other skills typically associated with executive function--specific routines are presented for applying these skills to academic tasks such as taking notes and writing a paper, which is especially helpful for classroom teachers. In the third edition, the new chapter that provides suggestions for obtaining school services through 504 Plans or special education, including wording for IEPs, is particularly useful.'--Joan Sedita, MEd, Founder, Keys to Literacy'The perfect introductory book to understanding executive skills....We have used this book in our own practice and have given it to clients for their use as well. We love this book, and it has earned the EP Symbol of Excellence. This book is a must have!” (on the first edition) (Exceptional Parent 2007-11-01)'Clear, concise, and easy to understand.' (on the first edition) (Doody's Review Service 2005-04-08) Read more About the Author Peg Dawson, EdD, is a psychologist on the staff of Seacoast Mental Health Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she specializes in the assessment of children and adults with learning and attention disorders. She also does professional development training on executive skills for schools and organizations nationally and internationally. Dr. Dawson is a past president of the New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and the International School Psychology Association, and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from NASP. She is coauthor of bestselling books for general readers, including Smart but Scattered, Smart but Scattered Teens, Smart but Scattered--and Stalled (with a focus on emerging adults), and The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success (with a focus on adults). Dr. Dawson is also coauthor of The Work-Smart Academic Planner, Revised Edition, and books for professionals including Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Third Edition. Richard Guare, PhD, is Director of the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Dr. Guare's research and publications focus on the understanding and treatment of learning and attention difficulties. He is a neuropsychologist and board-certified behavior analyst who frequently consults to schools and agencies. He is coauthor of bestselling books for general readers, including Smart but Scattered, Smart but Scattered Teens, Smart but Scattered--and Stalled (with a focus on emerging adults), and The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success (with a focus on adults). Dr. Guare is also coauthor of The Work-Smart Academic Planner, Revised Edition, and books for professionals including Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Third Edition. Read more

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Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief

Pdf Medical Books Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief

Pdf:Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief.From the Back Cover Loving Someone Who Has Dementia is a much-needed guide that offers proven strategies for managing ongoing stress and grief. Dr. Pauline Boss outlines seven guidelines for staying resilient while caring for someone who has dementia and offers hope when experiencing 'ambiguous loss'—having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent. Loving Someone Who Has Dementia is written for anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia: caregivers, family members, friends, neighbors, as well as educators and professionals. Written in easy-to-understand conversational language, this vital resource is based on solid research and years of clinical practice. Dr. Boss gives you the tools you need to embrace rather than resist the ambiguity in your relationship with someone who has dementia. Praise for Loving Someone Who Has Dementia 'Pauline Boss's book is a revelation about how to live with a profoundly changed relationship that, despite dementia, remains a relationship. This groundbreaking therapist takes the struggling reader by the hand and offers new and very specific ways to find a path from helplessness and despair to peace and strength.'—Francine Russo, author, They're Your Parents, Too! How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents' Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy 'This book is a must for anyone suffering alongside a loved one with dementia. Dr. Boss writes with the wisdom of a scholar and the warmth of a family therapist.'—Vern L. Bengtson, PhD, former president, The Gerontological Society of America 'A gift to caregivers, in particular 'boomers' who find themselves in a role for which they are unprepared ? Intelligent and sensitive ? a fine contribution.'—Gail Sheehy, best-selling author of Passages in Caregiving By the author of Ambiguous Loss Read more About the Author Pauline Boss, PhD, is emeritus professor at the University of Minnesota and was visiting professor at Harvard Medical School, 1995–1996, and Hunter School of Social Work, 2004–2005. She is best known for her groundbreaking research as the pioneer theorist and clinical practitioner of stress reduction for people whose loved ones are ambiguously lost. Read more

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Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development

Pdf Medical Books Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development

Pdf:Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development.Review 'A truly magnificent book that is very readable, highly informative, and hugely helpful for both understanding resilience and planning how best to foster it. Given that resilience is not a unitary trait, it presents quite a challenge to distill the key points from a complicated literature into straightforward messages, but that is exactly what this book does. It skillfully summarizes the main findings from both qualitative and quantitative research and combines all of that with telling case examples. Essential reading for any researcher or clinician interested in resilience.'--Michael Rutter, MD, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, United Kingdom 'Nobody understands resilience as well as Ann Masten, and nobody writes about it as clearly, wisely, and deeply as she does. Dr. Masten is both a creator of new knowledge and a compelling narrator of the science and interventions that address how children manage to thrive in spite of adverse conditions. This indispensable book conveys the many facets of resilience, from neurobiology to cultural context to the importance of supportive relationships. Accessibly written, it makes complex concepts and processes easy to understand and impossible to forget. The book can be used as a text for undergraduate and graduate courses on typical development and developmental psychopathology, as well as in seminars for clinical interns and postdoctoral fellows.'--Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD, Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health, University of California, San Francisco 'I consider Masten to be the preeminent thinker on resilience--and one of psychology's very best writers. Few authors possess the theoretical, empirical, clinical, and translational prevention skills to write such an integrative, well-presented volume. Masten makes a critical contribution to understanding the multiple pathways toward resilient outcomes for individuals who have experienced significant adversity. She does an amazing job of integrating literature from a variety of disciplines and levels of analysis. This is by far the best book I have ever read on resilience, and will set the standard for a long time to come.'--Dante Cicchetti, PhD, McKnight Presidential Chair of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota 'Resilience is an invaluable concept for our turbulent times. Masten, a highly esteemed developmental psychologist, has been at the forefront of resilience theory and research for decades. In this beautifully crafted volume, she guides readers through the advances in our knowledge of the multilevel processes--the interactions of neurobiological, psychological, family, and sociocultural influences over time--that enable children and adults to survive and grow stronger from serious life challenges. Essential reading for scholars, students, and mental health professionals who strive to understand and promote positive adaptation in traumatic situations and multistress contexts.'--Froma Walsh, MSW, PhD, Mose and Sylvia Firestone Professor Emerita, School of Social Service Administration and Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago, and Codirector, Chicago Center for Family Health “Ordinary Magic is an extraordinary achievement. Ann Masten has succeeded in integrating, synthesizing, and extending 40 years of resilience research into a compelling and highly readable volume. The book is audacious in scope, with Masten moving easily from genes to culture writ large. It is a ‘must read’ for a broad audience, including mental health practitioners, senior scholars, educators, and students.”--Deborah Lowe Vandell, PhD, Founding Dean, School of Education, University of California, Irvine'For nearly 40 years, Ann Masten has been at the forefront of the ever-changing science of resilience….Masten’s intimate involvement with this research makes her uniquely suited to provide a comprehensive and concise overview of developments in resilience research to date….It is not only Masten’s critical role in resilience research that makes Ordinary Magic a valuable read. Her clear and skillful writing makes the details of this complex field accessible to a broad audience, ranging from resilience scientists to undergraduate psychology majors. Complex matters are explained in simple terms, making them comprehensible to many readers from wide-ranging disciplines. Masten presents an impressive array of the knowledge that she has gained through her years in the field in a clear and concise manner….Ordinary Magic…centers on the innovative assertion that resilience is common and dependent on ordinary adaptive systems internal and external to individuals. Masten has succeeded in writing a book that expands on this core idea in a manner that is broadly accessible and applicable for researchers, professionals, and students alike.” (Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2016-10-01)“Sheer joy….All scholars wishing to better acquaint themselves with the resilience in development literature would do well to pick up Masten’s book and read it solicitously….Applicable for scientists, practitioners, family members, teachers, early interventionists, policymakers, and countless others who genuinely strive for equity and equanimity among all--especially the vulnerable.” (Infant Mental Health Journal 2017-08-01)“I do so wish that this book had been available before I did my doctorate in resilience studies and when I had been teaching this subject….I continue to be very grateful for resilience research and theorizing as a practitioner and, in particular, for this unique summary and stock take of the discipline that Professor Ann Masten provides. Ordinary Magic will be of very great assistance to postgraduate students, and to beginning researchers, because it details the waves of resilience investigations that have brought us to the present day….In my teaching experience, even postgraduate students can have trouble really understanding the resilience perspective, and they will surely benefit from Masten’s commitment to expressing complex ideas in straightforward language.” (Psychology Aotearoa 2015-05-01)“Masten's book deserves reading because of its extraordinary synthesis of selected theories and research….Masten has pulled together the wide range of approaches to the concept and its empirical grounding to this date. This has been a difficult task but the result is essentially a truly new 'manual on resilience,' which will last as a guide to further research for at least the next decade.” (PsycCRITIQUES 2015-03-23)“Ann Masten writes in an accessible narrative style while drawing on her vast personal and professional experience as a professor and international resilience expert….An illuminating and useful text for students, researchers, and anyone interested in this field.” (Therapy Today 2015-02-06)'Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals.” (Choice Reviews 2015-01-01) Read more About the Author Ann S. Masten, PhD, is a Regents Professor and the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development in the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. She is former president of the Society for Research in Child Development, a Fellow and former Division President (Division 7: Developmental Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA), and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. She co-chairs the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally  for the U.S. National Academies. Dr. Masten is an internationally known expert on resilience in human development, with over 170 publications in scientific journals and books. She is a recipient of the 2014 Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society from the APA.  Read more

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Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom (What Works for Special-Needs Learners)

Pdf Medical Books Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom (What Works for Special-Needs Learners)

Pdf:Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom (What Works for Special-Needs Learners).Review 'This very readable book enables teachers to explicitly teach implicit learning skills. It balances research and practice in reminding educators that students can't master the material they need to know if we don't teach them how to do it. Meltzer shares tested strategies and abundant classroom examples. She provides necessary tools for supporting academic growth in a wide range of students, and for helping students experience the critical truth that informed effort is the key to success. This book really gets the job done!'--Carol Ann Tomlinson, EdD, William Clay Parrish, Jr. Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy, University of Virginia 'This book succeeds very well in its goal of providing usable information for teachers and other school professionals. The chapters are well written, informative, clear, and practical. The case studies and numerous case examples are excellent. These human touches help to illustrate the many areas of executive functioning that can be supported and enhanced for children with disabilities as well as typically developing children. This book will be an invaluable reference for any school or clinical personnel.'--Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, PhD, ABPdN, Division Director, Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Minnesota Medical School 'An excellent, detailed overview of how executive functions can be integrated into classroom instruction for all grade levels. The book is very teacher friendly, including many examples and useable forms and techniques. A major appeal of the book is its focus on creating a classroom culture that fosters executive function for all students, rather than just presenting remediation techniques for those having difficulties. The strategies for screening and ongoing assessment mean that the book can easily be used as part of a schoolwide response-to-intervention or positive behavioral support system. Each chapter follows the same format, explaining first why the area is important, and then how to implement instruction at elementary, middle, and high school levels.'--Catherine A. Fiorello, PhD, School Psychology Program, Temple University 'Teachers will find this book enormously useful, easy to understand, and easy to implement. Each chapter includes a remarkable array of rubrics, templates, checklists, and examples. The book looks strategically at the role of executive function (EF) in teaching and learning, showing how EF deficits can be impediments to academic, personal, and social success. By creating a culture of EF, teachers and administrators can support the growth of self-aware, resilient, problem-solving students who are ready to take on the challenges of learning, in school and beyond.'--Lou Salza, MEd, Headmaster, Lawrence School, Broadview Heights, Ohio Read more About the Author Lynn Meltzer, PhD, is President and Director of the Institutes for Learning and Development (ResearchILD and ILD) in Lexington, Massachusetts. She is also an Associate in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Fellow and past president of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities. For 29 years, she was Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Child Development at Tufts University. Dr. Meltzer is founder and chair of the International Learning Differences Conference, which was established in 1984 and is held at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her 40 years of neuropsychological evaluations and clinical consultations with children, adolescents, and adults have emphasized the theory-to-practice cycle of knowledge. She has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences, including that of the International Association for Cognitive Education in Southern Africa. She is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Outstanding Researcher Award from the Council for Learning Disabilities. Among Dr. Meltzer's extensive publications and presentations are the books Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom, The Power of Peers in the Classroom (coedited with Karen R. Harris), and Executive Function in Education, Second Edition. Together with her ResearchILD colleagues, she developed SMARTS Online, an evidence-based executive function and peer mentoring/coaching curriculum for middle and high school students (www.smarts-ef.org). Read more

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The Developing Mind, Second Edition: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are

Pdf Medical Books The Developing Mind, Second Edition: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are

Pdf:The Developing Mind, Second Edition: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are.Review 'Siegel describes his book as 'a journey into the developing mind,' and no one is better equipped to invite psychotherapists and other students of human impulses to share this remarkable adventure. In clear and inspired prose, he reviews facts and theories about the human brain that can be difficult to grasp. He explains how the brain differentiates and enables the creative and passionate mind of a child to share meaningful intentions, experiences, imaginative beliefs, relationships, community, culture, and language. He puts this understanding in the service of a humane and respectful psychotherapy that can give integrity to young lives that have become anxious, chaotic, and rigid.'--Colwyn Trevarthen, PhD, FRSE, Professor Emeritus of Child Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom 'A tour de force of synthesis and integration. Siegel has woven a rich tapestry that provides a compelling account of how our interpersonal worlds and neural systems form two important pillars of the mind. The second edition brings the latest neuroscientific evidence to the fore; it is a 'must read' for any student or professional interested in mental health, child development, and the brain.'--Richard J. Davidson, PhD, William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry; Founder and Chair, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison 'When I first read The Developing Mind, I thought it was an amazing and unique book that provided enormous insight into children and their development. I had no idea why a second edition would be needed. But now that I have read this second edition, I realize that the book has reached perfection. Its conceptual integration of mind, brain, and relationships is magnificent. The second edition will provide every teacher, therapist, and parent with a rich understanding of how our interactions with kids shape their brains, their minds, and their entire future. Everyone will want to read this book again and again.'--John M. Gottman, PhD, author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work 'The seamless integration of scientific knowledge with a profound understanding of subjective experience and human relationships is a rare gift that this book bestows with effortless grace. Siegel continues to excel in his ability to describe the latest findings of neuroscience in accessible language that weaves a masterful tapestry of the synergy linking brain, mind, and experience.'--Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD, Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health, University of California, San Francisco 'The Developing Mind, Second Edition, is a compelling, thoughtful, and immensely readable account of the fascinating ways the brain, mind, and relationships co-evolve and interact throughout development. Rigorously updated, this volume captures the enormous and diverse progress within the field of interpersonal neurobiology over the course of the last decade. Siegel is a wonderful storyteller and teacher with a real gift for bringing the complex to life in such a way that it seems almost simple.'--Arietta Slade, PhD, Professor, Clinical and Developmental Psychology, The City College and City University of New York 'When The Developing Mind was first published, Siegel's proposal that mind, brain, and relationships represented 'three aspects of one reality' essential to human well-being still seemed closer to inspired speculation than teachable scientific knowledge. Just over a decade later, the neurobiology of interpersonal experience has grown into one of the hottest areas of psychological research. Over two thousand new references surveyed for the second edition testify to just how far neuroscientists, developmental psychologists, and clinicians have brought the field as they begin to more fully chart the interplay of mind, body, and relationships. This splendid second edition--at once accessibly written and meticulously documented--provides a comprehensive guide to this emerging science.'--Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, PhD, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, University of California, Davis 'With the original publication of The Developing Mind, the field of interpersonal neurobiology was born. Siegel's genius for synthesizing and humanizing neuroscience, attachment, and developmental theory made the book a bestseller and attracted thousands to this new field. The second edition benefits from over a decade's worth of additional findings, reflections, ideas, and insights. I encourage you to take Siegel up on his offer to share this fascinating journey, whether for the first time or for a return trip. You won’t be disappointed.'--Louis Cozolino, PhD, Department of Psychology, Pepperdine University 'Siegel presents very complex neurological material in a style and manner that my students are able to follow and integrate into practice. They consistently report they are challenged by the material and that it validates the work that they do. In my opinion, Siegel's work is moving the profession of counseling in the direction that it has needed to go for a very long time.'--Ryan Melton, PhD, LPC, ACS, Regional Research Institute for Human Services, Portland State University; Clinical Training Director, Early Assessment and Support Alliance 'Fulfilled my wildest expectations. Instead of laboriously struggling to learn about neurobiology, I found myself fairly effortlessly assimilating information because 1) the author is able to present his material in the context of interpersonal relationships in general and the treatment dyad in particular, and 2) the author is a master of lucidity, avoids pedantry, and succeeds in making his data clinically useful.'(on the first edition) (American Journal of Psychiatry 2012-02-29) 'I knew that this book was one I should keep handy when I wanted to improve my understanding of information on which the future science of psychiatry will be based.'(on the first edition) (Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2012-02-29) 'A remarkable book....The Developing Mind boldly transcends the reductionism that characterizes so much of contemporary psychiatry.' (on the first edition) (Psychiatric Times 2012-02-29)'Daniel Siegel skillfully navigates readers through the disquiet of fatalism and destiny toward hope and understanding of how our neurobiology is shaped by our society and how we in turn shape our society….Siegel provides a well-integrated thesis on the developing mind and leads the reader from an understanding of the neuron and neuronal networks to the development of social meaning and the social experience within the context of neurobiology. He summarizes and synthesizes contemporary research and knowledge on the development of the mind in a manner that encourages further exploration. In-depth exploration is encouraged by the excellent citations. The Developing Mind is an outstanding addition to the library of those who are interested in how the mind develops, and it is likely to become a well-thumbed reference over the years.' (PsycCRITIQUES 2013-07-31) 'The story Siegel tells is indeed fascinating, essentially describing the transactional processes that happen at the interface between developmental neurobiology and the environment of an individual. He links every level of the system from cell chemistry to brain architecture, to caregiver-infant attachments, to interpersonal relationships in adulthood....This is a book to stimulate, illuminate, and drive our understanding of human developmental processes forwards and I suspect that The Developing Mind will be seen as a milestone work in the future.' (on the first edition) (Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 2000-01-03) 'Why can't we remember what we did at age three? Why are some children unusually shy? What is the biochemistry of humiliation , and how can it be 'toxic to the developing child's brain'? New and plausible answers to these questions emerge from Siegel's synthesis of neurobiology, research psychology and cognitive science....His subjecthow we become the people we aredeserves to hold many readers spellbound.' (on the first edition) (Publishers Weekly 1999-04-14) 'Brilliant....It should probably not be read at one sitting, but sifted slowly as you would a 20 year old port....This is not just a book for bright psychiatric residents or child fellows, but child psychiatrists young and old, overworked or underpaid. It offers a glimpse of new horizons in the profession.' (on the first edition) (Canadian Child Psychiatry Review 2001-04-03)'Current, thorough, closely argued....One of Siegel's major gifts is for presenting anatomical, neurological, research, and clinical information while still pointing out what remains unknown. He explores infant-parent relationships, emotions, states of mind, and how knowing about them can help one improve one's relationships and capabilities for developing successfully.' (on the first edition) (Booklist 1999-05-03) 'Readable, thoughtful, and informative.' (on the first edition) (Educational Leadership 2012-02-29) Read more About the Author Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is an internationally acclaimed author, award-winning educator, and renowned child psychiatrist. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine of the University of California, Los Angeles, where he serves as Co-Investigator at the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development, and Codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities. Dr. Siegel's books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Mindful Therapist, The Mindful Brain, Parenting from the Inside Out, and The Whole-Brain Child. Read more

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Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief

Pdf Medical Books Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief

Pdf:Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief.Review 'The book reflects its author's profound moral sense and vast erudition in areas ranging from clinical psychology to scripture and a good deal of personal soul-searching and experience...with patients who include prisoners, alcoholics and the mentally ill.'-Montreal Gazette 'This is not a book to be abstracted and summarized. Rather it should be read at leisure...and employed as a stimulus and reference to expand one's own maps of meaning. I plan to return to Peterson's musings and mapping many times over the next few years.'-'Am J Psychiatry ...'a brilliant enlargement of our understanding of human motivation...a beautiful work.'-Sheldon H. White, Harvard University ...'unique...a brilliant new synthesis of the meaning of mythologies and our human need to relate in story form the deep structure of our experiences.'-Keith Oatley, University of Toronto Read more From the Inside Flap Why would people in different places and times formulate myths and stories with similar symbols and meanings? Are groups of people with different religious or ideological beliefs doomed to eternal conflict? Are the claims of science and religion truly irreconcilable? What might be done to decrease the individual propensity for group-fostered cruelty? Maps of Meaning addresses these questions with a provocative new hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths and religious stories have long narrated. Peterson's ambitious interdisciplinary odyssey draws insights from the worlds of religion, cognitive science and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative. Maps of Meaning offers a critical guide to the riches of archaic and modern thought and invaluable insights into human motivation and cognition. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies for Managing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Panic, and Worry

Pdf Medical Books Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies for Managing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Panic, and Worry

Pdf:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies for Managing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Panic, and Worry.Review “Cognitive Behavior Therapy Made Simple uses collaborative, empowering and straightforward language, while bestowing the tenets of Cognitive Behavior Therapy on to the reader. Seth Gillihan’s finesse and knowledge of CBT allows for enhancement of skills and improvement of common issues. This volume is a must read for anyone who has experienced psychological problems, and that includes all of us.”—Aaron T. Beck, M.D, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania 'Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple sets a new standard for CBT resources. Seth Gillihan is a remarkable writer, who notes that simple changes often have the biggest impact, while shedding light on the subtleties of implementation, adherence, and data tracking to ensure that readers get the most from their efforts. Readers will appreciate the pragmatic approach, straightforward worksheets, and step-by-step guidelines. Self-improvement enthusiasts and current therapy clients alike will value the numerous and powerful, research-based strategies to address emotional distress and undesired patterns of behavior.'—Joel Minden, PhD. Director, Chico Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy 'Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple is an easy-to-read manual that can help you to lead a healthier and happier life. With his holistic approach to wellbeing, Dr. Gillihan expertly guides you to overcome barriers and move towards your valued goals, whether related to your personal, work or home life. I was moved, inspired, entertained, and educated by this book. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple brings the best out of you so that you’re better equipped to manage life’s challenges. Absolutely everyone could benefit from this book!'—Dr. Aria, Behavior Change Psychologist and Creator of the FIT Method (dr-aria.com) 'Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple is a wonderful resource for individuals coping with anxiety and mood problems, and the clinicians who work with them. Dr. Gillihan skillfully incorporates mindfulness and acceptance strategies with traditional CBT strategies in a clear and easy to understand manner. There are opportunities throughout the book to practice a wide variety of strategies and techniques. I highly recommend this book to clients and clinicians.'—Joanna Robin, PhD, co-author of The OCD Workbook for Kids 'In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple, Seth Gillihan combines CBT and mindfulness with simultaneous elegance and simplicity. Teaching CBT with three complementary pillars, Gillihan shows you how to examine your thoughts (cognitive), your actions (behaviors), and your ability to be fully present (mindful)―couched in the easy mnemonic, 'Think, Act, Be.' Anyone who has suffered from a mood disorder, anxiety, or intense anger will do well to read this book. It's a gem for patients and clinicians alike.'―Lucy Faulconbridge PhD, Diplomate, Academy of Cognitive Therapy Read more About the Author SETH J. GILLIHAN, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gillihan has written more than 40 journal articles and book chapters on the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression, how CBT works, and the use of brain imaging to study psychiatric conditions. He is the author of Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks, a self-directed workbook for managing depression and anxiety, and co-author with Janet Singer of Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery. Dr. Gillihan has a clinical practice in Haverford, Pennsylvania, where he specializes in CBT and mindfulness-based interventions for anxiety, depression, and related conditions. He lives outside Philadelphia with his wife and three children. Learn more about Dr. Gillihan and find more resources at his website: http://sethgillihan.com. Read more

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The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

Pdf Medical Books The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

Pdf:The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity.Review #1 Globe and Mail Nonfiction Bestseller#1 Toronto Star Nonfiction Bestseller Praise for The Brain’s Way of Healing   “Brilliant and highly original. Neurology used to be considered a depressing discipline with patients often displaying fascinating but essentially untreatable symptoms and disabilities. Drawing on the last three decades of research, Doidge challenges this view, using vivid portraits of patients and their physicians. The book is a treasure trove of the author’s own deep insights and a clear bright light of optimism shines through every page.” —V. S. Ramachandran, MD, PhD, neurologist, neuroscientist, and author of The Tell-Tale Brain (W. W. Norton, 2011), Director, UCSD Center for Brain and Cognition “A tour de force. In one of the most riveting books on the human brain and its mystery powers ever written, Doidge addresses the role of alternative medical therapies to reset and re-sync the dynamic patterns of ‘energy in our brain, whit the ability to restore relatively normal health to those whose fate seems hopeless. . . . These are people that traditional medicine all but abandoned as . . . untreatable. But they were rescued. . . . It’s possible to start anywhere in the book and be mesmerized.” —Huffington Post“An exciting overview of powerful new neuroscience theories that connect mind, body, and soul . . . In this age of distraction and unnatural environments and actions—like staring at screens all day—brain science offers all kinds of useful techniques to care for our infinitely complex selves. Norman Doidge’s work is a Michelin Guide to this hopeful new trove of knowledge and insight.” —Boston Globe, USA  “Stunning . . . The Brain’s Way of Healing is another groundbreaking book by Norman Doidge.
 His style keeps you going into the deep dark secrets
of how the brain works. . . . [H]is reframing of remarkable treatments
that I had categorized as gimmicky left me fascinated and humbled. He brings a whole new level of insight into the body, brain, mind connection
that will impact any reader.” — John J. Ratey, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry,
Harvard Medical School and author of Driven to Distraction   “Bold, remarkable . . . paradigm challenging. The Brain’s Way of Healing is brilliantly organized, scientifically documented, and a beautifully written narrative that captivates the reader, who is left with the profound message that the brain, similar to other organs, can heal.”  —Stephen W. Porges, PhD, Indiana University Bloomington and author of The Polyvagal Theory “Doidge’s book is filled with compelling stories about the power of ingenious technologies and disciplined awareness methods generated by innovators who transcended their own brain challenges, and who now use them to help others make radical improvements in conditions often deemed hopeless. It points to a future of remarkable and unprecedented brain healing.” —Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, Neurologist, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts General Hospital, author of The Autism Revolution   “The Brain’s way of Healing is a stunner—the sort of book you want to read several times, not because it is difficult to understand, but because it opens up so many novel and startling avenues into our potential to heal. Norman Doidge enthralls us with a rich combination of lucidly explained brain research and pioneering new (and some not so new, but not widely known) approaches to recovery. With an eloquence reminiscent of Oliver Sacks, Doidge bolsters the latest advances in brain science with a series of extraordinary case histories of people for whom all hope seemed to be lost, but who healed as a result of great personal courage, and by changing the ways their bodies and brains processed sensations and movement. This hopeful book demonstrates that a variety of sensory inputs—light, sound, electricity, vibration, movement, and thought—can awaken the brain’s attention processors, and thereby allow even the most afflicted to (re)gain ownership of their lives.  —Bessel van der Kolk MD, Medical Director, the Trauma Center, Brookline MA; Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; Author of The Body keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the healing of Trauma “The book offers real hope to individuals suffering from diverse chronic conditions. It shows in terms of graphic personal stories that we truly do not yet know the limits of what is possible in rehabilitation. The book also has a number of creative integrations of the data that will be of interest to neuroscientists.” —Edward Taub, Ph.D., Behavioral Neuroscientist, University Professor,University of Alabama at Birmingham, Director, UAB CI Therapy Research Group and Taub Training Clinic  “Everyone who has a brain could benefit from reading Doidge’s book.” —The Columbus Dispatch   “A vivid, robust and optimistic read . . . an essential addition to our growing understanding of the mind-brain-body connection. Doidge argues quite convincingly that when the brain is damaged or incompletely formed, whether from stroke, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, autism, ADHD or a host of other conditions, it’s entirely possible to “rewire” the circuits by training a different part of the brain to take over the task. . . . He's positively elegant in his crystalline explanations of brain science for a lay audience.” —Toronto Star, Canada    “This is a book of miracles: an absorbing compendium of unlikely recoveries from physical and mental ailments offers evidence that the brain can heal. Fascinating . . . brings to mind Oliver Sacks.” —Guardian   “Dazzling . . . In friendly vignettes reminiscent of Oliver Sacks’s case studies, Doidge chronicles the heroic efforts of patients with a wide variety of apparently intractable ailments, from chronic pain to multiple sclerosis. . . . Each of Doidge’s examples suggests tangible treatment ideas for patients who may have thought they were out of options. Doidge’s penchant for considering unconventional approaches to healing offers hope for all.” —Bookpage, USA   “Beautifully written . . . inspiring . . . merging scientific information into timeless and fascinating personal stories . . . The Brain's Way of Healing grabs onto the reader at once and compels them to keep reading. This is an important and encouraging book.” —The Vancouver Sun, Canada   “Exhilarating science . . . In an era of ever-increasing medicalisation of the human mind, and the medication of it, the appeal of neuroplasticity outlined by Doidge is addictive. It is inspiring, page-turning stuff.” —Sunday Times, London“A fascinating study on brain science that shows the way to major therapeutic discoveries.” —Library Journal Read more About the Author Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He is on the research faculty at Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York City and on the faculty of the University of Toronto’s department of psychiatry. His last book, The Brain that Changes Itself, was a New York Times bestseller with more than a million copies sold. He lives in Toronto. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History

Pdf Medical Books Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History

Pdf:Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History.Not too long ago, lethal infections were feared in the Western world. Since that time, many countries have undergone a transformation from disease cesspools to much safer, healthier habitats. Starting in the mid-1800s, there was a steady drop in deaths from all infectious diseases, decreasing to relatively minor levels by the early 1900s. The history of that transformation involves famine, poverty, filth, lost cures, eugenicist doctrine, individual freedoms versus state might, protests and arrests over vaccine refusal, and much more. Today, we are told that medical interventions increased our lifespan and single-handedly prevented masses of deaths. But is this really true? Dissolving Illusions details facts and figures from long-overlooked medical journals, books, newspapers, and other sources. Using myth-shattering graphs, this book shows that vaccines, antibiotics, and other medical interventions are not responsible for the increase in lifespan and the decline in mortality from infectious diseases. If the medical profession could systematically misinterpret and ignore key historical information, the question must be asked, “What else is ignored and misinterpreted today?” Perhaps the best reason to know our history is so that the worst parts are never repeated.

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Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy

Pdf Medical Books Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy

Pdf:Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy.Improve your understanding of the cardiopulmonary system with Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, 4th Edition. Based on best practices prescribed in The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, this new edition provides comprehensive coverage of anatomy, physiology, and cardiopulmonary assessment, along with expanded chapters on the growing topics of early mobilization of the ICU patient and acute care management. Using a practical approach, expert author Ellen Hillegass also discusses pathophysiology, pharmacology, and interventions in the outpatient setting.Evidence-based content reflects the latest research in the field and incorporates the use of ICF.Material uses best practices defined by the American Physical Therapy Association.Clinical tips give you real-world hints and suggestions from practicing clinicians.NEW! Expanded chapters cover early mobilization of the ICU patient and acute care management.NEW! Updated references emphasize evidence-based information from the text.NEW! Full-color printing enhances text.

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Gray's Anatomy for Students: With Student Consult Online Access

Pdf Medical Books Gray's Anatomy for Students: With Student Consult Online Access

Pdf:Gray's Anatomy for Students: With Student Consult Online Access.Review 2015 BMA Medical Book Awards: Highly Commended in Basic and Clinical Sciences 'I particularly like the diagrams, which are clearly labelled, not cluttered, and helpfully coloured...this textbook is great. It is well-tailored to students, providing the anatomy information that we need to know. It gets a big ‘thumbs up’' - Medical Student, University of Oxford (review of previous edition) '...explains anatomy in a way that is easy to understand, but also puts the text in a clinical context along the way.The Interactive Surface Anatomy is very useful and well made ― a great example of how Student Consult can provide teaching tools that simplifies complex subjects in a way no book can.' - Medical Student, University of Copenhagen(review of previous edition) Read more About the Author Richard Drake, PhD, FAAA, Director of Anatomy, Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA Read more

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Three-Dimensional Treatment for Scoliosis: A Physiotherapeutic Method for Deformities of the Spine

Pdf Medical Books Three-Dimensional Treatment for Scoliosis: A Physiotherapeutic Method for Deformities of the Spine

Pdf:Three-Dimensional Treatment for Scoliosis: A Physiotherapeutic Method for Deformities of the Spine.Three-dimensional scoliosis therapy has for decades played an established role in the conservative management of mild and even of severe scoliosis. As well as describing every aspect of the pathologically curved, deformed spine, this textbook incorporates an extensive programme of exercises that can be tailored specifically to the needs of the individual patient. As outlined in Three-Dimensional Scoliosis Therapy: The Schroth Breathing Orthopaedic System, correction of the spinal deformity is based on a special breathing technique and active muscle stretching, as well as on elongation, detorsion and reduction of lordosis. The provision of psychological support for the patient is also emphasised as a key element. Christa Lehnert-Schroth born 1924 in Meissen She worked as a physiotherapist for about 50 years with scoliosis patients and further developed her mother's breathing orthopaedic technique with great success. Between 1961 and 1995 Christa Lehnert-Schroth - always surrounded by physicians - was director of the private Katharina-Schroth-Klinik in Bad Sobernheim/Germany. In many lectures, articles, seminars and films for physiotherapists and medical doctors in addition to recorded discs for patient's training at home she illustrated her mother's special method for scoliosis assuring well being of many patients and in honor her mother's legacy.

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Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual, Vol. 1 - Upper Half of Body

Pdf Medical Books Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual, Vol. 1 - Upper Half of Body

Pdf:Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual, Vol. 1 - Upper Half of Body.This Second Edition presents introductory general information on all trigger points and also detailed descriptions of single muscle syndromes for the upper half of the body. It includes 107 new drawings, a number of trigger point release techniques in addition to spray and stretch, and a new chapter on intercostal muscles and diaphragm.

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Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain, 3rd Edition

Pdf Medical Books Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain, 3rd Edition

Pdf:Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain, 3rd Edition.Widely praised for its student-friendly style and exceptional artwork and pedagogy, Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain is a leading undergraduate textbook on the biology of the brain and the systems that underlie behavior. This edition provides increased coverage of taste and smell, circadian rhythms, brain development, and developmental disorders and includes new information on molecular mechanisms and functional brain imaging. Path of Discovery boxes, written by leading researchers, highlight major current discoveries. In addition, readers will be able to assess their knowledge of neuroanatomy with the Illustrated Guide to Human Neuroanatomy, which includes a perforated self-testing workbook.This edition's robust ancillary package includes a bound-in student CD-ROM, an Instructor's Resource CD-ROM, and resources online.

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Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

Pdf Medical Books Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

Pdf:Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance.Review “Better is a masterpiece, a series of stories set inside the four walls of a hospital that end up telling us something unforgettable about the world outside.” ―Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink“Atul Gawande's insightful book illuminates the challenging choices members of the profession face every day.” ―Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times“Remarkably honest and human accounts . . . describing professional moments of fear, guilt, embarrassment, and humor . . . Rich in fascinating detail.” ―The Economist“It's hard to think of a writer working today who makes such good use of man's quest to avoid pain and death. Atul Gawande is not only adding to the small shelf of books by doctors that every layman should read. He's using medicine to help anyone who hopes to do anything better.” ―Michael Lewis, author of The Blind Side“Gawande . . . manages to capture medicine in all of its complex and chaotic glory, and to put it, still squirming with life, down on the page. . . . With this book Gawande inspires all of us, doctor or not, to be better.” ―Pauline W. Chen, The New York Times Book Review“Gawande is unassuming in every way, and yet his prose is infused with steadfast determination and hope. If society is the patient here, I can't think of a better guy to have our back.” ―Gail Caldwell, The Boston Globe“This is a book about failure: how it happens, how we learn from it, how we can do better. Although its focus is medicine, its message is for everybody. . . . It has already been described as a modern masterpiece--and so it is.” ―Jeremy Lawrence, The Independent (UK)“I found I had been gripping the book so hard that my fingers hurt. . . . It calls to mind one of the great classics of medical literature, Mikhail Bulgakov's A Country Doctor's Notebook. Few modern authors could stand that comparison, but Gawande can.” ―John Carey, The Sunday Times (UK) Read more About the Author Atul Gawande, a 2006 MacArthur Fellow, is a general surgeon at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, a staff writer for The New Yorker, and an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. His first book, Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science, was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the 2002 National Book Award. Gawande lives with his wife and three children in Newton, Massachusetts. Read more

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Heart: A History

Pdf Medical Books Heart: A History

Pdf:Heart: A History.From School Library Journal A cardiologist deftly intersperses his own medical journey, as it relates to his family and career, with a history of human understanding of the heart and advances in the field of cardiology. Beginning chapters, which focus on history, are intriguing, but the investigation really picks up as Jauhar delves into the monumental discoveries of the late 19th and 20th centuries. With accessible language, the author writes about Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, an African American surgeon, who performed the first open heart surgery in 1893. Jauhar describes in fascinating detail the invention of the heart lung machine, the development of the cardiac catheterization procedure, the advent of coronary angioplasties, the invention of the pacemaker, the first successful donor heart transplant, and the first mechanical heart, and reminds us of the significant impact that our emotional lives have on the health of our hearts. In fact, Jauhar argues that increasing progress in the field of cardiology will require a shift to a new paradigm-away from high-tech intervention and toward a comprehension of psychosocial factors. To treat our hearts, we also have to address issues such as poverty and stress. VERDICT An engaging mix of science and human interest, this is eminently readable nonfiction sure to appeal to ­science-oriented high school students.-­Ragan O'Malley, Saint Ann's School, Brooklynα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. Read more Review A PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB PICK A Mail on Sunday Book of the YearA Science Friday Best Science Book of 2018A Los Angeles Public Library Best Nonfiction Book of 2018Longlisted for the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize '[Sandeep Jauhar's] gripping new book, Heart a History, had me nearly as enthralled with this pulsating body part as [Jauhar] seems to be. The tone―a physician excited about his specialty―takes a sharp turn from his first two memoirs . . . Jauhar hooks the reader of Heart from the first few pages.' ―Randi Hutter Epstein, The New York Times Book Review'At once intimate and detached. And over the ensuing pages, [Jauhar] is our trusty guide through a compelling story about what makes each and every one of us tick. Both primer and ode, Heart is a fascinating education for those of us who harbor this most hallowed organ but know little about it. ' ―Katie Hafner, The Washington Post'The cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar has become a Dante of modern medicine, with his earlier memoirs, “Intern” (2008) and “Doctored” (2014), casting the progress from training to career as a path studded with suffering, indignity and ethical hazard. His latest book, “Heart: A History,” is something of a “Paradiso,” pointing to the field’s brightest and noblest stars while recognizing just how much darkness is still left in the firmament . . . Poignant and chattily erudite.' ―Laura Kolbe, The Wall Street Journal'Cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar’s exploration of that marvellous muscle, the heart, meshes cutting-edge science, memoir and history . . . A moving narrative echoing to the beat of 'this organ, prime mover and citadel’.' ―Barbara Kiser, Nature'Jauhar’s history is full of colorful stories and fascinating facts...but it also has a lot of heart.” ―Zócalo Public Square“Much of this intimate and assured history focuses on developments in the medical understanding and treatment of the heart . . . Jauhar convincingly argues that a paradigm shift is required in cardiovascular medicine to give psycho-social factors more prominence. ‘To treat our hearts, we must repair our societies and minds.’” ―The Sydney Morning Herald'Part-memoir, part-history of his medical specialty, Heart links the physical organ with the emotional one. Jauhar pairs engaging descriptions of how the heart works with tales of creativity and self-experimentation that enabled treatments for infarctions, arrhythmias and myopathies.' ―Kate Womersley, The Spectator“This is both a history of surgical interventions to heal the heart, and a personal meditation on illness, family, loss, and living. [Jauhar], who has lost several family members to heart disease, takes time to examine both the work of doctors trying to fix hearts and the lives of people living with heart disease, for a book that is touching and ultimately, hopeful.” ―Los Angeles Public Library, “Best of 2018”'Heart is a fascinating exploration into the roots of early medicine and cardiology . . . Heart traverses the past, present and future of the field in which he currently practices . . . Where the book really shines . . . is Jauhar’s weaving of a tender personal narrative . . . Heart invites us into both his personal and professional connection to cardiac disease, while also helping address mysteries that have long perplexed doctors, as well as the patients they care for.' ―Amitha Kalaichandran, The Global and Mail“A fascinating, gripping book on the history of the human heart that will bring you closer to your heart than ever before―this is truly a bold and beautiful book on cardiology.” ―Swapna Raghu Sanand, Financial Express (India)“Readers’ jaws will drop and drop again at stories of daring researchers experimenting on themselves and pioneering surgeons leaving a trail of dead patients, many of them children, as they perfected machines, devices, and techniques that often work miracles, fixing fatally malformed hearts, correcting defects, and, when they succeed, extending lives.” ―Kirkus“Jauhar pairs medical history with revelations of his own family’s tragic encounters with heart disease, delivering a deftly written and heartfelt (literally) contemplation of our most precious and often-misunderstood internal organ.” ―Carl Hays, Booklist“Beautifully written, with prose that reads almost like poetry in places.” ―Susamma Joy Kurian, The Week'Sharp, engrossing . . . An artful blend of the historical and the personal.' ―Peter Lewis, Barnes and Nobles Review“A thumping tribute to the protagonists ― some legendary some unsung ― of medicine, who over the years have innovated and persevered to find cures for cardiac ailments through landmark breakthroughs in their field.” ―Business Standard“Fascinating and moving in equal parts.” ―The Telegraph (India)“This captivating investigation deftly communicates the beauty, mystery, and scientific wonder of the human heart.” ―Library Journal“Jauhar’s writing blends pathos and playfulness and is suffused with an elegiac tension, haunted as it is by the specter of his own mortality . . . Jauhar invites the reader into the resonant chambers of his heart, narrating the history of an organ while also offering a stirring personal tour of his sorrows.” ―Raj Telhan, American Scholar'Cardiologist Jauhar (Intern) moves beautifully between 'dual tracks' of 'learning about the heart... but also what was in my heart,' . . . Covering enough physiology to make scientific details easily understood, Jauhar emphasizes how brave, desperate, and sometimes foolhardy experiments led to important developments, such as the heart-lung machine . . . Jauhar is thoughtful, self-reflective, and profoundly respectful of doctors and patients alike; readers will respond by opening their own hearts a little bit, to both grief and wonder.' ―Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)“My friend Sandeep Jauhar has shown us again why he is one of our most diligent teachers. For Jauhar, Heart: A History is a personal journey. Besieged with a tragic history of heart disease, he sets out to change his preordained fate. Along the way, we learn not only the history of the heart, but what we can do to prolong our own heart health.” ―Sanjay Gupta, MD, Chief Medical Correspondent at CNN and Faculty Neurosurgeon at Emory Clinic“Sandeep Jauhar writes with the eye of a doctor and the heart of a poet. His latest book, Heart: A History, is a superb tribute to our most vital organ.” ―Marilyn Yalom, Stanford University, author of The Amorous Heart: An Unconventional History of Love“An engaging walk through the history of modern cardiology with an authoritative guide. Sandeep Jauhar draws on personal experience, family history, his training and clinical work, and his knowledge of his field to craft an account of the heart―what we know about it and how we came to that understanding―that is at once intimate and comprehensive.” ―Peter D. Kramer, author of Listening to Prozac and Ordinarily Well“In Heart: A History, Sandeep Jauhar, one of the most talented physician-writers of our era, takes us on an enlightening, uplifting journey through the major milestones and advances of heart disease―while at the same time anchoring his intimate personal experiences.” ―Eric Topol, Scripps Research Institute, author of The Patient Will See You Now“Sandeep Jauhar expertly weaves little-known tales from medical history into his own personal and professional experiences to create a richly detailed book about the human heart. Thoroughly engrossing and full of historical gems.” ―Lindsey Fitzharris, author of The Butchering Art“Engaging . . . Jauhar brings literary flair . . . narrating the history of cardiology through stories of daring innovations, painstaking research, and chance discoveries.” ―K. Srinath Reddy, Indian Express Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Gene: An Intimate History

Pdf Medical Books The Gene: An Intimate History

Pdf:The Gene: An Intimate History.Amazon.com Review In 2010, Siddhartha Mukherjee was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book The Emperor of All Maladies, a “biography” of cancer. Here, he follows up with a biography of the gene—and The Gene is just as informative, wise, and well-written as that first book. Mukherjee opens with a survey of how the gene first came to be conceptualized and understood, taking us through the thoughts of Aristotle, Darwin, Mendel, Thomas Morgan, and others; he finishes the section with a look at the case of Carrie Buck (to whom the book is dedicated), who eventually was sterilized in 1927 in a famous American eugenics case. Carrie Buck’s sterilization comes as a warning that informs the rest of the book. This is what can happen when we start tinkering with this most personal science and misunderstand the ethical implications of those tinkerings. Through the rest of The Gene, Mukherjee clearly and skillfully illustrates how the science has grown so much more advanced and complicated since the 1920s—we are developing the capacity to directly manipulate the human genome—and how the ethical questions have also grown much more complicated. We could ask for no wiser, more fascinating and talented writer to guide us into the future of our human heredity than Siddhartha Mukherjee. --Chris Schluep Read more Review 'This is perhaps the greatest detective story ever told—a millennia-long search, led by a thousand explorers, from Aristotle to Mendel to Francis Collins, for the question marks at the center of every living cell. Like The Emperor of All Maladies, The Gene is prodigious, sweeping, and ultimately transcendent. If you’re interested in what it means to be human, today and in the tomorrows to come, you must read this book.' (Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See)'The Gene is a magnificent synthesis of the science of life, and forces all to confront the essence of that science as well as the ethical and philosophical challenges to our conception of what constitutes being human.' (Paul Berg, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry)'Compelling... Highly recommended.' (Booklist, starred review)“Sobering, humbling, and extraordinarily rich reading from a wise and gifted writer who sees how far we have come—but how much farther far we have to go to understand our human nature and destiny.” (Kirkus, starred review)'Mukherjee deftly relates the basic scientific facts about the way genes are believed to function, while making clear the aspects of genetics that remain unknown. He offers insight into both the scientific process and the sociology of science... By relating familial information, Mukherjee grounds the abstract in the personal to add power and poignancy to his excellent narrative.' (Publishers Weekly, starred review)“A magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick. . . . [The Gene] will confirm [Mukherjee] as our era’s preeminent popular historian of medicine. The Gene boats an even more ambitious sweep of human endeavor than its predecessor. . . . Mukherjee punctuates his encyclopedic investigations of collective and individual heritability, and our closing in on the genetic technologies that will transform how we will shape our own genome, with evocative personal anecdotes, deft literary allusions, wonderfully apt metaphors, and an irrepressible intellectual brio.” (Ben Dickinson, Elle)“Magnificent…. The story [of the gene] has been told, piecemeal, in different ways, but never before with the scope and grandeur that Siddhartha Mukherjee brings to his new history… he views his subject panoptically, from a great and clarifying height, yet also intimately.” (James Gleick, New York Times Book Review)“Many of the same qualities that made The Emperor of All Maladies so pleasurable are in full bloom in The Gene. The book is compassionate, tautly synthesized, packed with unfamiliar details about familiar people.” (Jennifer Senior, The New York Times)“Mukherjee’s visceral and thought-provoking descriptions... clearly show what he is capable of, both as a writer and as a thinker.” (Matthew Cobb, Nature)“His topic is compelling. . . . And it couldn’t have come at a better time.” (Courtney Humphries, Boston Globe) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

Pdf Medical Books Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

Pdf:Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them.Review 'Jaunty, lively, and filled with references to contemporary cultural history, making this work a well-researched page-turner. Readers will get an intense dose of history, written in a not-hard-to-swallow style.'―Library Journal'Wright brings a reliably sane and bitingly funny voice to a topic we never realized we wanted to know so much about: historically devastating plagues! Read this. . . .so that you can soon amuse your friends with the best dinner party conversation ever.' ―NYLON, '50 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2017''Wright doesn't simply state gross-out facts or hold up solitary individuals as heroes. Instead, she highlights the issues that impacted our understanding of and response to medical nightmares. Leadership, religiosity, power structures, and science collide...Written with Wright's signature humorous tone, this is a grim but engaging look at some of humanity's most feared foes.' ―Bust'Jennifer has a rare ability to make history funny, titillating, and relevant, in way I’ve not come across before. Her passion and enthusiasm jumps off the page and makes her most recent book Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them, a most compelling and important read.' ―Angela Ledgerwood, Lit UpAdditional Praise for Jennifer Wright and It Ended Badly'Wright combines a deep knowledge of her subjects with an abiding love for their depravity; she chronicles their breakups with a wit as sharp as a guillotine's blade.'―People'The tone―intimate, whimsical, smart, and silly at once―continues through two millennia of stories of love lost and found... Wright dishes dirt on all of them...with the gleeful irreverence of your wittiest friend recapping a particularly juicy episode of reality television.'―The Boston Globe'Immensely entertaining... If you’ve gone through a breakup, stock up on Haagen-Daz, block your ex’s number, get drunk with your friends and buy this book.'―BUST Magazine'This is balm for the brokenhearted: we are laughing! We are learning!...Above all, It Ended Badly offers hope: for the late-night drunk texters, the doughnut smashers, and everyone else currently exhibiting bad breakup behavior.'―Kirkus'Although the 13 stories feature heartbreaking and horrific tales, Wright leaves the reader with positive and hopeful thoughts on love... The writing fits right in with the work of comedian authors Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler.'―Library Journal (starred review)“Delightful... funny, irreverent... The book teaches even as it entertains, and applies modern psychology to the behavior of its subjects, providing both amusements and consolation to people likely in need of both.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review) Read more About the Author Jennifer Wright is the author of It Ended Badly: Thirteen of The Worst Break-Ups In History. She has written for numerous publications, including McSweeney’s, The New York Observer, Salon, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Popular Mechanics, Maxim, The New York Post and more. She lives in New York City with her fiancé who is pretty sure she has a cold and not the bubonic plague. Read more

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Polio: An American Story

Pdf Medical Books Polio: An American Story

Pdf:Polio: An American Story.Review 'A rich and illuminating analysis.... The story of polio captures all the drama of high-profile and high-stakes research in an America in social flux: the tension between sober scientists and sensationalistic media; experimental disagreements grounded more in envy and ego than in technical details and data; contested credit for breakthroughs between those who labor at the laboratory bench and those who work at the patient's bedside.'--Jerome Groopman, The New York Times Book Review'Narrative history doesn't get much better.... Oshinsky illuminates Salk's competitors...and after Salk's triumph, he turns to Albert Sabin, whose live-virus vaccine became officially preferred before mass immunization with Salk's was finished. He confirms...that Sabin was a real SOB as well as a good scientist, but...airs trenchant criticism of Salk, too. Further, he brings the story down to the recent reemergence of Salk's vaccine and the present, when the WHO hopes for polio's ultimate eradication in 2008.'--Booklist (starred review)'Teases out the broader context of polio as a historian should.'--Financial Times'An easily approachable yet factually rich narrative.... Oshinsky provides a very readable and enlightening history that also can be appreciated as good storytelling.'--Science'Excellent.... Oshinsky does a good job of recounting famous tales from the war on polio.... The book also unearths some of the fascinating forgotten stories.'--The Economist'Readable, often exciting, filled with ambitious characters, it is science writing at its most engrossing.... Oshinsky brings to compelling life the work and conflicts among these researchers and their killed-versus-live-virus approaches..... 'Polio: An American Story' is definitive, an accessible and memorable account of the great American gift for, occasionally, pulling together across generations, races and economic divisions.'--Floyd Skloot, Newsday'Oshinsky vividly retells one of the greatest of all American success stories and reveals the clash of egos and interests, science and salesmanship that made it possible. Its fresh details will fascinate both those too young to remember polio's scourge and those of us who experienced it firsthand.'--Geoffrey C. Ward, author of A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt'As we live through modern-day epidemics like AIDS and SARS, David Oshinsky's compelling Polio reminds us that the struggle is over more than a disease. In this riveting story of America's battle with polio, we learn that government, philanthropy, media, 'big science,' and public fear were all powerful factors to be reckoned with as well. If polio no longer plagues America, its legacy shadows us still. Be prepared for an infectious read.'--Lizabeth Cohen, author of A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America'The fight against polio was a landmark in medicine, and anyone interested in American history or epidemiology would enjoy reading this account.'--Science News'Polio: An American Story is a comprehensive and succinct detailing of a disease that caused public panic and a national mobilization of all arenas to research and find a solution to this menace...[This book] serves as a blueprint for confronting future public health challenges and a reminder of the success that can be achieved when all efforts are mobilized to work toward a solution from a problem affecting a nation's population.'--Nursing History Review Read more About the Author David M. Oshinsky is Professor of History at New York University and Director of the Division of Medical Humanities at the NYU School of Medicine. A leading historian of modern American politics and society, he is the author of A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy and 'Worse Than Slavery': Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice, both of which won major prizes and were New York Times Notable Books. Read more

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The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest

Pdf Medical Books The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest

Pdf:The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest.Review “Compelling…[an] utterly gripping story.” - Abigail Zuger, The New York Times“To call David Quammen one of our greatest science writers is to belittle him. He is one of our greatest writers, period.” - Hampton Sides, best-selling narrative historian and editor at large at Outside magazine“[An] intense study of the origins of AIDS. With Sherlockian verve… Quammen’s portrait of the real ‘Patient Zero’… is a masterful summing-up of the evidence.” - Nathan Wolfe, Nature Read more About the Author David Quammen is the author of The Song of the Dodo, among other books. He has been honored with the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an award in the art of the essay from PEN, and (three times) the National Magazine Award. Quammen is also a contributing writer for National Geographic. He lives in Bozeman, Montana. Read more

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Pdf Medical Books Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Pdf:Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers.From Publishers Weekly 'Uproariously funny' doesn't seem a likely description for a book on cadavers. However, Roach, a Salon and Reader's Digest columnist, has done the nearly impossible and written a book as informative and respectful as it is irreverent and witty. From her opening lines ('The way I see it, being dead is not terribly far off from being on a cruise ship. Most of your time is spent lying on your back'), it is clear that she's taking a unique approach to issues surrounding death. Roach delves into the many productive uses to which cadavers have been put, from medical experimentation to applications in transportation safety research (in a chapter archly called 'Dead Man Driving') to work by forensic scientists quantifying rates of decay under a wide array of bizarre circumstances. There are also chapters on cannibalism, including an aside on dumplings allegedly filled with human remains from a Chinese crematorium, methods of disposal (burial, cremation, composting) and 'beating-heart' cadavers used in organ transplants. Roach has a fabulous eye and a wonderful voice as she describes such macabre situations as a plastic surgery seminar with doctors practicing face-lifts on decapitated human heads and her trip to China in search of the cannibalistic dumpling makers. Even Roach's digressions and footnotes are captivating, helping to make the book impossible to put down.Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From School Library Journal Adult/High School-Those curious or brave enough to find out what really happens to a body that is donated to the scientific community can do so with this book. Dissection in medical anatomy classes is about the least bizarre of the purposes that science has devised. Mostly dealing with such contemporary uses such as stand-ins for crash-test dummies, Roach also pulls together considerable historical and background information. Bodies are divided into types, including 'beating-heart' cadavers for organ transplants, and individual parts-leg and foot segments, for example, are used to test footwear for the effects of exploding land mines. Just as the nonemotional, fact-by-fact descriptions may be getting to be a bit too much, Roach swings into macabre humor. In some cases, it is needed to restore perspective or aid in understanding both what the procedures are accomplishing and what it is hoped will be learned. In all cases, the comic relief welcomes readers back to the world of the living. For those who are interested in the fields of medicine or forensics and are aware of some of the procedures, this book makes excellent reading.Pam Johnson, Fairfax County Public Library, VACopyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Hype: A Doctor's Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice - How to Tell What's Real and What's Not

Pdf Medical Books Hype: A Doctor's Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice - How to Tell What's Real and What's Not

Pdf:Hype: A Doctor's Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice - How to Tell What's Real and What's Not.Review 'Written with a surgeon's incisiveness and clarity, Dr. Nina Shapiro 'cuts' through the clutter of confusion when it comes to the best advice for your health. In an age of information overload, it has become increasingly challenging to find trusted voices, which is why Hype could not come at a better time. As a top-doctor but also as a mom, wife and friend, Shapiro knows what matters most to her readers. She also knows how to skillfully blend knowledge with engaging and entertaining stories. Every home should have a copy of Hype.'―Sanjay Gupta, MD, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent and New York Times bestselling author'In Hype, Nina Shapiro leads us carefully along the frontier between medical knowledge and uncertainty. She is one of the best doctors I know, and now her wisdom and bedside manner are available to everyone, at book length. If you want to remain sane while facing some of life's greatest challenges―read this book.'―Sam Harris, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Faith, The Moral Landscape, and Waking Up'If you’re tired of reading competing, confusing headlines in the health sphere or wondering if the latest 'clinically-proven' trend is worthy advice, then Hype is a must-read book. In this clear, concise, no-nonsense guide to understanding what’s truly good for you―and not―Dr. Nina Shapiro inoculates you with the data-driven truth. Filled with knowledge and engaging stories, this book reveals facts that will surprise you, all of which will empower you for total well-being.' ―David B. Agus, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Illness, Professor of Medicine and Engineering, University of Southern California, and Founding Director and CEO, Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine'Hype is an indispensable book packed with history, research, and personal anecdotes. It is the antidote to overwhelming internet searches, floods of health information, and endless tips from friends or family members who are not trained in health care. Nina Shapiro has become the expert at cutting through spin and guiding freaked out patients off the ledge. Since unsolicited advice isn’t going away, the best next step is to arm yourself with the information in this book. This should be mandatory reading.'―Cara Natterson, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Care and Keeping of You Series 'In these times, the lines have blurred between real and fake news. Likewise, in healthcare, there are abundant false claims, fictions, and fabrications. In HYPE, Dr. Nina Shapiro, a medical truth–seeker and master explainer, takes us on a path of scrutiny and veracity.'―Eric Topol MD, Professor, Scripps Research Institute, and author of The Patient Will See You Now'In Hype, Nina Shapiro and Kristin Loberg guide us through the dense thicket of seductive medical advice offered by the media, celebrities, activists, and health hucksters. Unlike most skeptics, however, they aren’t simply naysayers, but instead willing to tell us what works and what doesn’t. Some of their advice, no doubt, will surprise you.'―Paul A. Offit, MD, author of Pandora's Lab and Autism's False Prophets'[A] feisty, fact-filled diatribe. [Shapiro's] skeptical, no-nonsense approach and probing assessment of fact versus fiction make for lively reading that is likely to help readers make better health and medical choices.'―Publishers Weekly'An extremely useful, easy-to-read handbook.'―Booklist Read more About the Author Dr. Nina Shapiro is the award-winning Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and a Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA. She is featured in The New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and CNN.com among others. She is a regular on CBS’s The Doctors.Kristin Loberg is the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling co-author of Grain Brain, A Short Look at a Long Life and others. She attended Cornell University and lives in L.A. with her husband and two sons. Read more

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Plagues and Peoples

Pdf Medical Books Plagues and Peoples

Pdf:Plagues and Peoples.Amazon.com Review No small themes for historian William McNeill: he is a writer of big, sweeping books, from The Rise of the West to The History of the World. Plagues and Peoples considers the influence of infectious diseases on the course of history, and McNeill pays special attention to the Black Death of the 13th and 14th centuries, which killed millions across Europe and Asia. (At one point, writes McNeill, 10,000 people in Constantinople alone were dying each day from the plague.) With the new crop of plagues and epidemics in our own time, McNeill's quiet assertion that 'in any effort to understand what lies ahead the role of infectious disease cannot properly be left out of consideration' takes on new significance. Read more From the Publisher McNeill's highly acclaimed work is a brilliant and challenging account of the effects of disease on human history. His sophisticated analysis and detailed grasp of the subject make this book fascinating reading. By the author of The Rise Of The West. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It

Pdf Medical Books Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It

Pdf:Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It.Review R. Z. Sheppard Time magazine A chilling read...packed with new information and astonishments.Dr. Jerome Groopman Boston Sunday Globe Moves at a rapid pace, with vivid prose and graphic scenes...A masterly recounting of medical history.John R. Alden The Philadelphia Inquirer Kolata reports this story with all the fervor of Coleridge's ancient mariner, gripping her readers in the book's first paragraph and not letting go until her tale is told.Beryl Lieff Benderly The Washington Post Kolata commands the intelligent curiosity, well-honed reporting techniques, and smooth prose style of a top science reporter. Read more About the Author Gina Kolata is a science reporter for The New York Times and the author of Clone: The Road to Dolly and Sex in America. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Heart Healers: The Misfits, Mavericks, and Rebels Who Created the Greatest Medical Breakthrough of Our Lives

Pdf Medical Books The Heart Healers: The Misfits, Mavericks, and Rebels Who Created the Greatest Medical Breakthrough of Our Lives

Pdf:The Heart Healers: The Misfits, Mavericks, and Rebels Who Created the Greatest Medical Breakthrough of Our Lives.Review 'a stunning survey of cardiology’s “Golden Age” and the “misfits” who made it so... It’s a book of marvels.' - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review'Forrester brings history to life and explains complex procedures for lay readers in this excellent book for readers interested in medical history and those who want to understand modern medical procedures.' - Library Journal, Starred Review“A heartwarming account of risk-taking, iconoclastic doctors who achieved extraordinary cardiovascular breakthroughs and of the patients who trusted them.” ―Kirkus Reviews“Dr. James Forrester has been pioneering cardiac treatment for his entire storied career. Now, he brings his ideas and knowledge to all-and the impact will be profound. This book changes the landscape in heart health.” ―David B. Agus, M.D. Professor of Medicine and Engineering, University of Southern California; New York Times-bestselling author of The End of Illness and A Short Guide to a Long Life“Dr. James Forrester's The Heart Healers is a fast-moving tale told by someone who has lived through many of the developments he describes. Forrester is a gifted writer whose prose flows effortlessly and is, by turns, both inspired and irreverent He always keeps the narrative moving quickly, letting readers in on the fact that that success was not inevitable, describing false starts and blind alleys along the way. The Heart Healers is deepened by the fact of James Forrester's career, his contact with patients and colleagues and the personal stories of patients he has treated and woven into the narrative.” ―Bruce Fye, M.D. Author of Caring for the Heart: Mayo Clinic and the Rise of Specialization“James Forrester is one of the great medical storytellers of our era. In The Heart Healers, he applies his exceptional talent to illuminate -- and tell the backstories of -- the momentous milestones in cardiovascular medicine and surgery.” ―Eric Topol, cardiologist, Author of The Patient Will See You Now and The Creative Destruction of Medicine“This book is a great read!!! Even if one is familiar with some of the players who contributed to breakthroughs in cardiovascular medicine, to learn the back stories from an expert who lived through the events is a very enriching experience. Dr. Forrester makes a very compelling case that the misfits, mavericks, and rebels who persevered with their ideas truly impacted our society in ways that we cannot fully appreciate since we now take those things for granted. This is a story of disruptive innovation before that term was even invented!!” ―Elliott Antman, MD, Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and President, American Heart Association 2014-2015 Read more About the Author JAMES S. FORRESTER, MD, is an Emeritus Professor and former Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai. In addition, he is a Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Forrester developed the Forrester classification of hemodynamic subsets of acute myocardial infarction. In the early 1990s, he led a team that developed coronary angioscopy. Dr. Forrester is the second-ever recipient of the American College of Cardiology's Lifetime Achievement Award, its highest honor. He lives in Malibu, CA with his wife who is also a physician. Read more

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Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus

Pdf Medical Books Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus

Pdf:Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus.Review “A searing narrative.”—The New York Times “In this keen and exceptionally well-written book, rife with surprises, narrative suspense and a steady flow of expansive insights, ‘the world’s most diabolical virus’ conquers the unsuspecting reader’s imaginative nervous system. . . . A smart, unsettling, and strangely stirring piece of work.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Fascinating. . . . Wasik and Murphy chronicle more than two millennia of myths and discoveries about rabies and the animals that transmit it, including dogs, bats and raccoons.”—The Wall Street Journal “Rabid delivers the drama of Louis Pasteur’s courageous work developing the rabies vaccine at the same time it details the disease’s place in our cultural history, taking us from Homer to the Bronte sisters to Zora Neale Hurston to Richard Matheson. . . . All along the book’s prose and pace shine—the book is as fast as the virus is slow.”—The Seattle Times “A very readable, fascinating account of a terrifying disease….Wasik and Murphy grippingly trace the cultural history of the disease. . . . Rabid reminds us that the disease is a chilling, persistent reminder of our own animal connections, and of the simple fact that humans don’t call all of the shots.”—The Boston Globe “Compelling. . . . Murphy and Wasik give life, context and understanding to the terrifying disease. Like the virus itself, this fascinating book moves quickly, exploring both the marginalized status and deadly nature of the virus. And as the authors trace the influence of rabies through history, Rabid becomes nearly impossible to put down.”—New Scientist “An elegant exploration of the science behind one of the most horrible way to die.”—Chris Anderson, author of The Long Tail “This book is not for the squeamish. Yet those who are fascinated by how viruses attack the body, by the history of vaccination and by physicians’ efforts to save the most desperately ill patients will want to read it. There is also a happy ending: scientists are working to harness rabies as a potent drug delivery vehicle.”—Scientific American “[Wasik and Murphy] offer an in-depth look at a disease so insidious that it even turns our best friends—dogs—against us. The pair convincingly link the history of rabies…with the history of man’s fear of nature and the unknown, and our own latent capacity for beastliness.”—The Daily Beast “Thrilling, smart, and devilishly entertaining, Rabid is one of those books that changes your sense of history—and reminds us how much our human story has been shaped by the viruses that live among us.”—Steven Johnson, author of The Ghost Map “Rabies has always been as much metaphor as disease, making it an excellent subject for cultural history. . . . As Wasik and Murphy document . . . the horror of rabies has been with us since the beginning of human civilization.”—Bookforum “Funny and spry. . . . It’s a rare pleasure to read a nonfiction book by authors who research like academics but write like journalists.”—Alice Gregory, n+1  “Readable, fascinating, informative, and occasionally gruesome, this is highly recommended for anyone interested in medical history or the cultural history of disease.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Take Bill Wasik, one of our most perceptive journalistic storytellers, have him join forces with Monica Murphy, scholar of public health, and you end up with this erudite, true-life creep show of a book. It turns out that the rabies virus is a good bit more fascinating and at least as frightening as any of those blood-thirsty monsters that have stalked our fairy tales, multiplexes, and dreams.”—Donovan Hohn, author of Moby Duck “Ambitious and smart.”—Publisher’s Weekly “Terrible virus, fascinating history in Rabid.”—NPR “As entertaining as they are on rabies in culture, the authors also eruditely report on medicine and public health issues through history, from ancient Assyria to Bali to Manhattan in the last five years, showing that while the disease may be contained, it may never be fully conquered. Surprisingly fun reading about a fascinating malady.”—Kirkus Reviews “The ultimate weird dad book.”—Very Short List “The rabies virus is a microscopic particle of genes and proteins. And yet it has cast a fearful shadow over all of human history. Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy have produced an eerily elegant meditation on disease and madness, dogs and vampires. It's as infectious as its subject.”—Carl Zimmer, NPR contributor and author of Parasite Rex  “A fun read, rivaling a Stephen King novel for page-turning thrills.”—The Awl Read more About the Author Bill Wasik is a senior editor at Wired and was formerly a senior editor at Harper's. Monica Murphy, Wasik's wife, is a veterinarian. They live in Oakland, California. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918

Pdf Medical Books America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918

Pdf:America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918.Review 'Crosby will retain his reputation as a senior statesman of the 1918 influenza epidemic, as one of the first to study it comprehensively...' Linda Bryder, The International History Review'[This] is a definitive account of the 1918 influenza epidemic in the United States. Alfred Crosby has systematically covered the effect of influenza upon the armed forces, major cities, and American territories. Over and above this he has depicted the spread and impact of the disease over a good part of the world.' Journal of the History of Medicine'[This] is a fine, galloping account of the influenza pandemic that killed some 25 million people in less than a year. In some ways it was a page out of the Middle Ages bound in the twentieth century. No plague ever killed so many people in so short a time.' Natural History'Thoroughly researched and rich in detail, Crosby's book carefully narrates the rise and fall of the global pandemic, especially as it affected the United States.' Medical History'...fascinating...' New York Sun Read more Book Description Between August 1918 and March 1919 the Spanish influenza spread worldwide, claiming over 25 million lives, more people than perished in the fighting of the First World War. It proved fatal to at least a half-million Americans. In this vivid narrative, Alfred W. Crosby recounts the course of the pandemic during the panic-stricken months of 1918 and 1919, measures its impact on American society, and probes the curious loss of national memory of this cataclysmic event. In a new edition, with a new preface discussing the recent outbreaks of diseases, including the Asian flu and the SARS epidemic, America's Forgotten Pandemic remains both prescient and relevant. Read more

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Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire

Pdf Medical Books Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire

Pdf:Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire.Review “Ambitious and learned . . . readers will be swept along by the strong current of Mr. Rosen’s good natured erudition.” —The Economist “Impressive study of the Bubonic plague and its impact on history . . . eccentric and erudite . . . a massively ambitious work.” —The Guardian (UK) 'History written with passion, panache, and an appealing bit of attitude.' —Kirkus Reviews 'Impressive study of the bubonic plague and its impact on history. . . . Eccentric and erudite . . . a massively ambitious work.' —The Guardian (London) Read more About the Author William Rosen, author of Miracle Cure, The Third Horseman, Justinian’s Flea, and The Most Powerful Idea in the World, was an editor and a publisher at Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and the Free Press for nearly twenty-five years. Read more

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Clinical Review of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: A Case-based Approach

Pdf Medical Books Clinical Review of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: A Case-based Approach

Pdf:Clinical Review of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: A Case-based Approach.Review 'Overall, I found this book expressly informative. It is not overly technical and therefore easily understood. I like the case-based approach as it helps in retaining the information given. These cases can easily be applied to every day clinical scenarios within oral and maxillofacial surgery and are therefore great learning tools. I would most definitely recommend this book.' Reviewed by British Dental Journal, Dec 2014 Read more About the Author Dr. Bagheri is now part of a large group practice in Atlanta Georgia where he is involved with the residency training program at Emory University as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery. Upon completing his residency and medical school training at Emory University, Bagheri entered a fellowship in craniomaxillofacial trauma and cosmetic surgery at Head and Neck Surgical Associates and Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon. He is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and he participates in both clinical and academic research within the specialty. Read more

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Explaining 'Unexplained Illnesses': Disease Paradigm for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Gulf War Syndrome

Pdf Medical Books Explaining 'Unexplained Illnesses': Disease Paradigm for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Gulf War Syndrome

Pdf:Explaining 'Unexplained Illnesses': Disease Paradigm for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Gulf War Syndrome.Review A brilliant treatise that brings us closer to a 'unified field theory' explaining the underlying causes and pathophysiology behind CFS, FMS, and many other poorly understood syndromes . . . and also closer to effective treatment! My thanks and appreciation to Professor Pall for his excellent and ground-breaking work. -- Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, author of From Fatigued to Fantastic and Pain Free 1-2-3; Medical Director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers IncA stunning expose on what is surely a central thesis of chronic, unexplained and fatiguing illness; namely, that oxidative stress mechanisms hold the key to any holistic viewpoint. He writes as a truth-seeker and as a biological scientist with a well reasoned and well documented style. This book could easily mark the end of the beginning of a more complete understanding of this complex field which is a trillion dollar nightmare of human misery and bio-political inattention. -- Paul R. Cheney, MD, PhDDr. Pall has put together as insightful and detailed view of a significant form of inflammatory biochemistry, in a manner that makes important contributions toward science-based treatment. . . . One can only hope that doctors and others with the sacred duty of care for the body/mind/spirit of another human being will read this book carefully. -- Grace Ziem, MD, PhDHas clearly demonstrated the weight of the molecular evidence regarding these targeted diseases: chemical hypersensitivities, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and post-traumatic stress, and that their causation and progression implicates redox imbalances, or in other words, electronic imbalances. His model is unique in explaining the overlapping nature of these diseases (comorbidity), and explaining why they were previously so difficult to understand, diagnose and effectively treat. Dr. Pall has integrated a massive amount of molecular/biochemical data (this feat is astonishing to me) in order to present a well crafted model, which should convince serious minded scientists and doctors that these conditions are strongly associated with reactive molecular fragments, oxidative species and that inflammation and immune abnormalities are the consequences. The options for therapy are intriguingly varied, generally with attractive safety profiles. The political/environmental implications of this work are vast, and must be embraced for the health of all of us across the globe -- Stephen A. Levine, PhD; president and CEO of Allergy Research Group; co- author of Antioxidant Adaptation: Its Role in Free Radical Pathology Read more From the Publisher Discover the answer to the mysteries of these debilitating illnesses Explaining 'Unexplained Illnesses' provides long-sought explanations for the properties of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), fibromyalgia, and posttraumatic stress disorder. This groundbreaking book examines common symptoms and signs; short-term stressors such as infection, chemical exposure, physical trauma, and severe psychological stress; why people are often diagnosed as having more than one of these illnesses, and approaches for treating the cause of each disease, rather than the symptoms. The book presents a detailed and well-supported mechanism (the NO/ONOO- cycle) that provides consistent explanations for many of the puzzling elements of these diseases. At least a dozen scientists have proposed that chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, and fibromyalgia must share a common mechanism; others have suggested posttraumatic stress disorder may belong to this group as well. This unique book provides explanations for their previously unexplained properties with more than 1,500 references to scientific literature, creating a whole new approach to therapy and treatment of these illnesses. Explaining 'Unexplained Illnesses' provides answers to these questions: How do short-term stressors initiate chronic illness? How does the biochemistry of the NO/ONOO- cycle produce chronic illness? How can the diverse symptoms and signs of these illnesses be generated as a Consequence of their common biochemistry? Why is there so much variation in symptoms from one sufferer to another? What are the principles underlying the NO/ONOO- cycle mechanism? How does the NO/ONOO- cycle provide explanations for a dozen previously Unexplained properties of these illnesses? How might 14 additional illnesses/diseases also be caused by the NO/ONOO- cycle etiology? and many more! Explaining 'Unexplained Illnesses' is a must-read for physicians and scientists, and for anyone who suffers from-or knows someone who suffers from--these previously puzzling illnesses. Read more

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Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple

Pdf Medical Books Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple

Pdf:Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple.About the Author Mark T. Gladwin, M.D. is Jack D. Myers Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine and Director, Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, Blood and Vascular Medicine Institute UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. William Trattler, M.D. is Director of Cornea Center For Excellence In Eye Care Miami, FL, Volunteer Faculty Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Miami, FL. C. Scott Mahan, M.D. is Division Head of Infectious Disease at Charles George VA in Asheville, NC. Read more

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Unlocking Lyme: Myths, Truths, and Practical Solutions for Chronic Lyme Disease

Pdf Medical Books Unlocking Lyme: Myths, Truths, and Practical Solutions for Chronic Lyme Disease

Pdf:Unlocking Lyme: Myths, Truths, and Practical Solutions for Chronic Lyme Disease.Review 'Dr. Rawls has spoken on his approach to Lyme disease for the past several years; his comprehensive approach and lifestyle guidance has helped many of our members. We heartily endorse his approach to helping deal with the symptoms of Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses.' - John Dorney, President, NC Lyme Disease Foundation'Unlocking Lyme delves into the science behind Lyme disease, explaining what it is, but more importantly how it can be overcome. Dr. Rawls carefully explains the various treatments for Lyme, leaving the reader feeling informed and empowered.' - Julie Ryan, CountingMySpoons.com'Dr. Rawls understands the misery of chronic Lyme disease firsthand. Unlocking Lyme shares the approaches that he used to successfully recover his own health, and helps the reader understand that there is so much that can be done to regain a state of wellness and optimal health.' - Scott Forsgren, BetterHealthGuy.com Read more About the Author Dr. Bill Rawls graduated from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in 1985. He holds a medical license in North Carolina. After practicing obstetrics and gynecology for fifteen years, Dr. Rawls life was changed forever by a confrontation with fibromyalgia and Lyme disease. The years spent regaining his health laid the foundation for passions in both writing and natural herbal medicine. After successfully restoring his own health, he set about to help others do the same. Recognizing the profound limitations of conventional medicine for treating chronic conditions such as chronic Lyme disease and fibromyalgia, he devoted his life to finding a better way. Ten years of intensive self-study in herbal medicine and other natural therapies combined with numerous seminars and a certification course in holistic medicine define his present practice focused on health restoration. He uses his passion for writing and study of natural herbal medicine to reach out to those left behind by the current healthcare system. Dr. Rawls has written extensively on health topics, including Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, chronic immune dysfunction, and other health and wellness topics. His has authored two previous books, The Vital Plan, about general health and wellness, and Suffered Long Enough, an earlier book detailing his personal journey with fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme disease. Dr. Rawls resides on the coast of North Carolina where he enjoys other passions including boating, kayaking, kitesurfing and yoga. He lives with his wife of thirty years, who teaches biology at a local community college. Together they live and promote concepts of wellness. Their two adult children are also involved in health and wellness professions. Read more

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Foundations in Microbiology

Pdf Medical Books Foundations in Microbiology

Pdf:Foundations in Microbiology.About the Author Barry Chess has been teaching microbiology at Pasadena City College for over 15 years. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from California State University, Los Angeles, and did several years of postgraduate work at the University of California, Irvine, where his research focused on the expression of eukaryotic genes involved in the development of muscle and bone. At Pasadena City College, Barry developed a new course in human genetics and helped to institute a biotechnology program. He regularly teaches courses in microbiology, general biology, and genetics, and works with students completing independent research projects in biology and microbiology. Over the past several years, Barry’s interests have begun to focus on innovative methods of teaching that lead to greater student understanding. He has written cases for the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science and presented talks at national meetings on the use of case studies in the classroom. In 2009, his laboratory manual, Laboratory Applications in Microbiology: A Case Study Approach, was published. He is thrilled and feels very fortunate to be collaborating with Kathy Talaro, with whom he has worked in the classroom for more than a decade, on this ninth edition. Barry is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and regularly attends meetings in his fields of interest, both to keep current of changes in the discipline and to exchange teaching and learning strategies with others in the field. Read more

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Control of Communicable Diseases Manual

Pdf Medical Books Control of Communicable Diseases Manual

Pdf:Control of Communicable Diseases Manual.Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 20th Edition Every chapter updated, and most benefitting from parallel updated by international experts, at both, CDC and WHO, priority has been given to ensuring global relevance. New disease variants have been included and some chapters have been fundamentally reworked. The 20th edition is a timely update to a milestone reference work that ensures the relevance and usefulness to every public health professional around the world. "Since 2008 we have seen an explosion in infectious diseases of international concern. In 2009 we had the H1N1 pandemic. In 2012 a new, highly fatal coronavirus named Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was first reported out of Saudi Arabia. And as we go to press, an old foe Ebola is creating the largest epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in human history. All 3 of these cases reinforce the need for health practitioners to have an expert guide in the use of sound infection control practices. This new version of Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM), the 20th revision of this 96-year-old favorite of the health community, is now available to address these important concerns." From the Forward - Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association

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Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple (Ed. 6)

Pdf Medical Books Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple (Ed. 6)

Pdf:Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple (Ed. 6).About the Author Dr. Gladwin is Division Chief, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Director, Vascular Medicine Institute of the University of Pittsburgh.Dr. Trattler is in private practice. Dr. Mahan is Division Head, Infectious Diseases, Charles George VA Hospital-Asheville Read more

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Red Book 2018: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases

Pdf Medical Books Red Book 2018: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases

Pdf:Red Book 2018: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases.Review 5 Star Review 'The Red Book is the preeminent resource on pediatric infectious disease. This book is a must for anyone seeing pediatric patients in a clinical setting. It should be on the desks of everyone who cares for children, from nurses and midlevel providers to physicians and trainees. There is just no other comparable resource available on pediatric infectious diseases.' Reviewed by Maria Alcocer Alkureishi, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine) for Doody's Book Review Read more About the Author Editor: David W. Kimberlin, MD, FAAP is the Principal Investigator for the Collaborative Antiviral Study Group (CASG), an international network of pediatric academic medical centers that evaluates antiviral therapeutics in rare diseases with a large unmet medical need, including neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections, congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease, congenital Zika infection, neonatal and infantile influenza infection, and neonatal enteroviral sepsis syndrome. Studies conducted by the CASG have led to new drug indications and label changes for acyclovir, valganciclovir, and oseltamivir, and non-CASG studies conducted by Dr. Kimberlin also have led to label changes for valacyclovir.Dr. Kimberlin is Editor of the 2018 AAP Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases (Red Book), and was the editor for the 2015 edition as well. He is a Past-President of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), which is the world's largest organization of professionals dedicated to the treatment, control, and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children. Dr. Kimberlin also serves as Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research in the UAB Department of Pediatrics, where he holds the Sergio Stagno Endowed Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and is Co-Director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.Associate editors:Michael T. Brady MD, FAAP is Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University and Associate Medical Director at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Brady was on the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases from 2005 until 2014 (Chair from 2010 to 2014). Dr. Brady was an Associate Editor of the 2015 Red Book.Dr. Brady received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. His pediatric residency was completed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. His pediatric infectious diseases fellowship was at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brady’s special interests include HIV infection, healthcare-associated infections, perinatal infections and vaccine-preventable infections. He is currently a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors – Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Mary Anne Jackson, MD, FAAP: Following residency at Cincinnati Children’s and fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern, Dr. Jackson has been a faculty member at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City since 1984 where she is Division Director of Infectious Diseases. She has won numerous teaching awards and was honored in 2012 as the outstanding graduate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.A fellow of the AAP, the Infectious Disease Society of America and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, she has also been elected to the American Pediatric Society, the Society of Pediatric Research and the Academic Pediatric Association.She has been a member of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases since 2009, and is an Associate Editor of Red Book™ 2015. She has authored over 150 peer reviewed publications focusing on strategies to reduce the incidence of hospital acquired infection, judicious use of antibiotics, prevention of antibiotic resistant infection and vaccine implementation and education.Sarah S. Long, MD, FAAP is Section Chief of Infectious Diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Long is also Professor of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine.Dr. Long is an associate editor of The Journal of Pediatrics and is the chief editor of the textbook Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. She has received numerous teaching awards, the Distinguished Service Award of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, the Clinical Teacher Award of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Award for Lifetime Contribution to Infectious Diseases Education by the Section on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics.Dr. Long completed her medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and her residency and fellowship at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease, and her principal areas of research are vaccine-preventable diseases and management of common infectious diseases in children. She sits on advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Pdf Medical Books Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Pdf:Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic.Review “David Quammen [is] one of that rare breed of science journalists who blend exploration with a talent for synthesis and storytelling.” - Nathan Wolfe, Nature“An adventure-filled page-turner…told from the front lines of pandemic prevention.” - Lizzie Wade, Wired“As page turning as Richard Preston’s The Hot Zone…[Quammen is] one of the best science writers.” - Seattle Times“David Quammen might be my favorite living science writer: amiable, erudite, understated, incredibly funny, profoundly humane.” - Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine“Quammen balances the technical terms with gorily gripping description and scenes from his own fearless journeys…But his real gift is his writing, with its nice balance of reverence and whimsy.” - Chloë Schama, Smithsonian“Quammen’s more teacher than Jeremiah. So he calms when he can; but he’s blunt when he must be.” - Jeffrey Burke, Bloomberg“The scariest book you’ll read this year.” - The Daily Beast“[An] ambitious and encyclopedic voyage…Mr. Quammen does a beautiful job of showing how so much of scientific knowledge is provisional, with great unknowns about infectious diseases.” - Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone“David Quammen has done it again. Fascinating and terrifying, Spillover is a real-life thriller with an outcome that affects us all.” - Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction“This is a frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story. David Quammen takes us on a quest to understand AIDS, Ebola, and other diseases that share a frightening commonality: they all jumped from wild animals to humans. By explaining this growing trend, Quammen not only provides a warning about the diseases we will face in the future, he also causes us to reflect on our place as humans in the earth’s ecosystem.” - Walter Isaacson, author of Leonardo Da Vinci Read more About the Author David Quammen is the author of The Song of the Dodo, among other books. He has been honored with the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an award in the art of the essay from PEN, and (three times) the National Magazine Award. Quammen is also a contributing writer for National Geographic. He lives in Bozeman, Montana. Read more

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BRS Microbiology and Immunology (Board Review Series)

Pdf Medical Books BRS Microbiology and Immunology (Board Review Series)

Pdf:BRS Microbiology and Immunology (Board Review Series).    BRS Microbiology and Immunology is a popular volume in the Board Review Series for medical students. Written in a concise, readable outline format, this book is intended to cover topics most commonly tested on USMLE. Included are 300 to 500 review questions in the USMLE-style format, and a comprehensive examination.

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Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Pdf Medical Books Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Pdf:Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide (American Academy of Pediatrics).Review 4 Star Review!This is a must-have reference for any childcare or school setting. The third edition of this excellent guide for childcare and school personnel on managing infectious diseases provides new information on when children may return to the classroom, as well as updated infection control practices and several new forms/resources. This book provides an overview of how infection is spread, infection control measures, daily health checks, and signs and symptoms. The guide is easy to understand, and written in language appropriate for personnel from a variety of settings. The guide was developed for childcare and school personnel. Health professionals, such as pediatricians and nurses (school nurses, nurse consultants), may find it useful in communicating with education professionals in these settings. The quick reference sheets are a wonderful resource for explaining the common childhood infectious diseases. They are easy to read and provide clear, factual information for childcare and school personnel. While the skin rash pictures may be a bit overwhelming for non-health personnel, they highlight what may be seen in children in these conditions. Controlling the spread of infectious diseases and when to allow the child to return to school are essential information for school personnel. This guide provides excellent resources in the form of sample letters and forms. Finally, it provides helpful information such as recommendations for cleaning, selecting an appropriate cleaner, and food service cleaning. The book also may be helpful as these facilities develop policies and procedures to reduce infectious diseases. Doody's Review --Doodys Review Read more About the Author Susan S. Aronson, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric advisor and webmaster for the Early Childhood Education Linkage System Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has retired as clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Sue is a nationally recognized expert on implementation of health and safety in early education and child care programs, and an ex officio member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Early Childhood. She is the author/editor of Healthy Young Children, 5th Edition (2012). Her column Ask Dr. Sue was published in Exchange magazine for many years.  Timothy R. Shope, MD, MPH, FAAP, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr Shope is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Early Childhood. He retired after 21 years of service in the Navy in 2011. Read more

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Nester's Microbiology: A Human Perspective

Pdf Medical Books Nester's Microbiology: A Human Perspective

Pdf:Nester's Microbiology: A Human Perspective.About the Author Denise Anderson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington, where she teaches a variety of courses including general microbiology, medical bacteriology laboratory, and medical mycology/parasitology laboratory. Equipped with a diverse educational background, including undergraduate work in nutrition and graduate work in food science and in microbiology, she first discovered a passion for teaching when she taught microbiology laboratory courses as part of her graduate training. Her enthusiastic teaching style, fueled by regular doses of Seattle’s famous coffee, receives high reviews by her students. Outside of academic life, Denise relaxes in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle, where she lives with her husband, Richard Moore, and dog, Dudley (neither of whom are well trained). When not planning lectures, grading papers, or writing textbook chapters, she can usually be found chatting with the neighbors, fighting the weeds in her garden, or enjoying a fermented beverage at the local pub. Read more

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Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections: Complementary and Holistic Treatments for Bartonella and Mycoplasma

Pdf Medical Books Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections: Complementary and Holistic Treatments for Bartonella and Mycoplasma

Pdf:Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections: Complementary and Holistic Treatments for Bartonella and Mycoplasma.Review “Brilliant as ever, Buhner once again brings us cutting-edge research about one of the more invasive and misdiagnosed epidemics of our time. Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections is not only a resounding wakeup call for all healthcare professionals but also offers an elegant and potent paradigm of healing disease that is synergistic, broad, and deeply caring. Buhner has created a brilliant, hopeful resource for everyone affected with Lyme and/or its coinfections.” (Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist, founder of United Plant Savers, and author of Rosemary Gladstar’)“Bacteria outnumber us, outthink us, cooperate better than we do, and inhabit a far wider range of ecological niches. Without them we would be dead, yet many of them are lethal. For the past one hundred years we have waged war on them, and we are losing. Stephen Harrod Buhner is not afraid. He is paving a path into a future where we use simple tools to nourish cooperative health. If you or anyone you love has ever had an infection, you need this book. At times technical, at others dryly lyrical, it is sure to become a gleaming guidepost to many who have resigned themselves to a lifetime of distress and a trusted reference for health professionals wishing to assist those with resistant and chronic infections.” (Susun S. Weed, author of Healing Wise and Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way)“Packed with information never before presented, Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections is a not-to-be-missed treasure on the topic of Lyme disease. While exploring numerous new therapeutic interventions, Buhner’s pure intent and deep wisdom unfold before the reader, while his humorous style lightens the journey. This book is a masterpiece that provides its readers with life-changing information and is poised to become the reference book for the ages.” (Scott Forsgren, editor and founder of BetterHealthGuy.com)“Well rooted in the scientific literature and benefitting from a deeply cultivated knowledge of herbalism, this exceptionally well-written book is an empowering resource for those suffering from Lyme disease coinfections and an essential reference for their clinicians.” (Laurie Regan, Ph.D., N.D., Dean of Classical Chinese Medicine at National College of Natural Medicin)“Buhner takes pains to make his book user-friendly by including easy-to-read summary chapters aimed at the patient or nonmedical reader, and comprehensive data and scientific discussions for the practitioner...Holistic medical practitioners and those open to alternative treatments, however, will find much to appreciate in this well-researched effort.” (Library Journal, July 2013)“Chapters discuss the complicated interactions between these three infections, how they can go undiagnosed, and how holistic methods centered on herbs and supplements can treat symptoms and bring an immune system back into balance. A ‘must’ for any health collection!” (Midwest Book Review, July 2013)“Informed, informative, and very highly recommended for community and academic library Health/Medicine reference book collections, Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections should be considered essential reading for the non-specialist general reader with concerns about lyme disease with respect to themselves or a family member.” (Wisconsin Book Review, August 2013)“This is a must have if you have clients or family (or yourself) who are suffering from Lyme disease.” (Capt. Hugh T Alkemi, Entheoradio, August 2013)“Buhner explains how to treat specific symptoms and bring the immune system back into balance. He has created a substantive resource for health professionals, and it also includes sections that speak directly to the non-professional reader.” (Well Being Journal, January 2015) Read more About the Author Stephen Harrod Buhner lectures throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, and the intelligence of nature. His other books include Healing Lyme, The Secret Teachings of Plants, and The Transformational Power of Fasting. He lives in Silver City, New Mexico. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism: My Journey as a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician, and Autism Dad

Pdf Medical Books Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism: My Journey as a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician, and Autism Dad

Pdf:Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism: My Journey as a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician, and Autism Dad.Review '... Hotez isn't pulling any punches.' (Foreword Reviews)'Recommended for popular science readers looking to refute the antivaccination debate as well as readers interested in children's public health.' (Library Journal)'Drawing on his substantial professional experience with vaccine development and evaluation, as well as his personal experiences with his autistic child and his commitment to applying the principles of 'Science Tikkun' to improve public knowledge about complex medical issues, Dr. Hotez speaks effectively and simultaneously to parents, medical and public health authorities, and proponents of the anti-vaccine movement.' (Rodney Hoff, University of Washington School of Public Health)'Compelling! Fascinating! Engaging! A must-read! This courageous book, by one of the world’s leading physician-scientists, is about vaccines, autism, and the very personal impact of having an autistic child on the author, his family, and his career.' (Eugene D. Shapiro, MD, Yale University)'A truly marvelous book―Peter Hotez deftly intertwines his dual perspectives as a father and a researcher to focus on vaccinations and autism. Despite the general scientific consensus that vaccines do not cause autism, many parents unwisely opt out of vaccinations, raising long-term risks for their children and others. This book comes at a critically important time and addresses the issues in a personal and engaging way.' (Fred R. Volkmar, MD, Yale University School of Medicine)'Dr. Hotez weaves together a compelling, touching, sometimes funny personal story, a fascinating tale of a career devoted to helping the vulnerable and saving lives, and a clear, accessible explanation of how science shows that vaccines don't cause autism. It is a powerful combination on a crucially important topic.' (Dorit R. Reiss, UC Hastings College of the Law)'Peter Hotez has written a timely book showing the science community how to overcome decades of avoidance and truly engage the public―in the process minimizing the impact of anti-science groups―to help ensure that science can continue its dedication to finding the solutions to what ails us.' (Mary Woolley, President and CEO, Research!America)'A uniquely authoritative account... This book is a must-read for parent groups, child advocates, teachers, health-care providers, government policymakers, health and science policy experts, and anyone caring for a family member or friend with autism.' (Precision Vaccinations)'Peter Hotez has 2 words for his fellow scientists: Speak up... [Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism] seeks to clear some people's muddied perspectives on autism and vaccines while also sharing his journey with his daughter Rachel.' (Global Health NOW)'A tour de force in the field. I have read many book on vaccines and vaccine policies and this one stands out among all of them. Perhaps it is the way Dr. Hotez seamlessly weaves in his and his family's experiences with Rachel's autism. He covers the diagnosis, the daily trials and tribulations, the frustrations, and the successes... I can't recommend this book enough and hope it has a wide audience of physicians, parents, students, and policy makers.' (Dr. Amesh Adalja Tracking Zebra) Read more About the Author Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, is the Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics and the director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also the dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine. He is the author of Blue Marble Health: An Innovative Plan to Fight Diseases of the Poor amid Wealth. Read more

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The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time

Pdf Medical Books The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time

Pdf:The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time.Review “John Kelly gives the reader a ferocious, pictorial account of the horrific ravages of [The Black Death].” (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times)“Splendidly written. Kelly has written a popular history based on the best scholarship available, and written it very well indeed.” (Detroit Free Press (**** 4 out of 4 stars))“A fascinating account of the plague. A frightening reminder of what could happen today.” (Nelson DeMille, The Birmingham News)“Stunning. The Great Mortality [is endowed with] the sheer immediacy ancient history yields to only a few.” (Houston Chronicle)“A compelling and bone-chilling account.” (Tampa Tribune)“...splendidly written...” (Philadelphia Inquirer)“This sweeping, viscerally exciting book contributes to a literature of perpetual fascination.” (Booklist (starred review))“A ground-level illustration of how the plague ravaged Europe…putting a vivid, human face on an unimaginable nightmare.” (Kirkus Reviews)“...accessible and engrossing...” (Publishers Weekly)“A compellingly vivid account.” (The Guardian) Read more About the Author John Kelly, who holds a graduate degree in European history, is the author and coauthor of ten books on science, medicine, and human behavior, including Three on the Edge, which Publishers Weekly called the work of 'an expert storyteller.' He lives in New York City. Read more

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Cellular and Molecular Immunology (Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Abbas)

Pdf Medical Books Cellular and Molecular Immunology (Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Abbas)

Pdf:Cellular and Molecular Immunology (Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Abbas).Review 'A book that is now in its 8th edition is obviously one that has been found to be useful by students and instructors. This is one of the more popular choices among immunology books. For some students, it might provide more information than they need, but that depends entirely on the level of the course. In any event, it would surely be an excellent resource. Given the rapid changes in what we know about immunology, the need for this new edition should be obvious.' - Marion C. Cohen, PhD (SUNY Downstate Medical Center) Doody’s Score: 91 - 4 Stars! Read more About the Author Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California Read more

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Fundamentals of Microbiology

Pdf Medical Books Fundamentals of Microbiology

Pdf:Fundamentals of Microbiology.Every new copy of the print book includes access code to Student Companion Website!The Tenth Edition of Jeffrey Pommerville's best-selling, award-winning classic text Fundamentals of Microbiology provides nursing and allied health students with a firm foundation in microbiology. Updated to reflect the Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology as recommended by the American Society for Microbiology, the fully revised tenth edition includes all-new pedagogical features and the most current research data. This edition incorporates updates on infectious disease and the human microbiome, a revised discussion of the immune system, and an expanded Learning Design Concept feature that challenges students to develop critical-thinking skills.Accessible enough for introductory students and comprehensive enough for more advanced learners, Fundamentals of Microbiology encourages students to synthesize information, think deeply, and develop a broad tool set for analysis and research. Real-life examples, actual published experiments, and engaging figures and tables ensure student success. The text's design allows students to self-evaluate and build a solid platform of investigative skills. Enjoyable, lively, and challenging, Fundamentals of Microbiology is an essential text for students in the health sciences.New to the fully revised and updated Tenth Edition:-New Investigating the Microbial World feature in each chapter encourages students to participate in the scientific investigation process and challenges them to apply the process of science and quantitative reasoning through related actual experiments.-All-new or updated discussions of the human microbiome, infectious diseases, the immune system, and evolution-Redesigned and updated figures and tables increase clarity and student understanding-Includes new and revised critical thinking exercises included in the end-of-chapter material-Incorporates updated and new MicroFocus and MicroInquiry boxes, and Textbook Cases-The Companion Website includes a wealth of study aids and learning tools, including new interactive animations**Companion Website access is not included with ebook offerings.

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Graphic Guide to Infectious Disease

Pdf Medical Books Graphic Guide to Infectious Disease

Pdf:Graphic Guide to Infectious Disease.Review 'This book is easy to read, packed with a nice amount of useful information, and quite enjoyable.It focuses on many common conditions and syndromes that healthcare practitioners might encounter.' -John S Czachor, MD (Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine) for Doody's Review Service Read more About the Author Brian Kloss, DO, JD, PA-C, is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician and Assistant Professor at the SUNY Upstate Medical University and VA Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. He graduated with a Certificate in Radiologic Technology from the Morristown Memorial Hospital, an AS in Chemistry from the County College of Morris, a BS in Physician Assistant Studies from Gannon University, a DO degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (formerly UMDNJ-SOM), and a JD degree from SUNY Buffalo Law School. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology as a physician assistant and lectures at numerous state and national CME meetings.Dr. Kloss and his illustrator colleague Travis Bruce have combined medical education with comic book quality illustration to make learning both fun and exciting. Toxicology in a Box was their first education product that translates a complex body of knowledge into an easy to digest format. Their work has been featured at numerous CME conferences and published in several medical journals and newsletters. Dr. Kloss and Toxicology in a Box was even featured on AMC's hit series Comic Book Men.Over their careers, Kloss and Bruce hope to translate all of medicine into a series of medical education illustrations and comics. Kloss and Bruce are excited to announce that after four years of hard work the Graphic Guide to Infectious Disease is available in June 2018! Read more

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Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Pdf Medical Books Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Pdf:Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®.Review 'I can't overstate the respect and admiration I have for Dr. Landrigan and the important work that he does--this book is a gift for families everywhere.' - Jessica Alba 'Every parent needs to read this book. Not only does it offer excellent information on the realities of environmental toxins in our midst; it also explains what actions to take to avoid or prevent them. You couldn't ask for more reliable, diligent authors than Philip and Mary Landrigan. This is the new Bible that needs to be in every home.' - Jennifer Beals 'Lead, pesticides, BPA, allergens-it's a chemical jungle out there for our kids. At last parents have the definitive field guide to get through it, one grounded in science and loaded with practical advice.' - Ken Cook, President and Co-Founder, Environmental Working Group 'The essential must-read for every new parent, serving up science-based information and actionable daily solutions to prevent harm and ensure a happy, healthy, worry-free start. The Landrigan are national treasures, and this book will be valued for generations to come.' - Christopher Gavigan, Founder of The Honest Company; author of Healthy Child Healthy World 'Philip and Mary Landrigan have done us all a great service by pulling together authoritative information about environmental toxins. And more than that, they have given us practical solutions about how to navigate and live safely in our increasing complex environments.' - Judith Palfrey, MD, Harvard Medical School 'Families encounter a greater array of complex chemicals in everyday products than ever before. With a lifetime of knowledge, Landrigan and Landrigan offer a useful guidebook for everyone, from parents to policymakers, concerned with protecting the health and wellbeing of our children.' - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Read more About the Author Philip J. Landrigan, MD, M.Sc., is Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine and Founding Director, Children's Environmental Health Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital.Mary M. Landrigan, M.P.A., is a health educator who spent 25 years at the Westchester County Department of Health. Read more

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The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual

Pdf Medical Books The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual

Pdf:The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual.About the Author About the EditorsSonja A. Rasmussen, MD, MS, was the Director of CDC's Division of Public Health Information Dissemination in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) and Editor-in-Chief of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series while serving as the editor of this book. She is currently CDC's Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases and Director of CDC's Office of Infectious Diseases. She has held leadership positions in several CDC emergency responses, including 2009 H1N1 influenza, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Coronavirus, and Ebola and Zika viruses. Richard A. Goodman, MD, JD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine at Emory University's School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health. Dr. Goodman held leadership and senior staff positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1978 to 2015, serving as Editor-in-Chief of CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series for a decade, Co-Director of CDC's Public Health Law Program, and Associate Director of CDC's Epidemiology Program Office.About the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. Read more

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Pathology and Microbiology for Mortuary Science

Pdf Medical Books Pathology and Microbiology for Mortuary Science

Pdf:Pathology and Microbiology for Mortuary Science.About the Author David F. Mullins, Ph.D. attended Purdue University, and holds a bachelor¿s degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He also attended Mississippi State University, where he obtained both a Masters of Science in Higher Education Administration and a Ph.D. in Sociology. Dr. Mullins began his career as a firefighter and EMT in aircraft crash rescue, where he also trained in hazardous materials management and mass fatality response. Dr. Mullins has sold cemetery property and served the community as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in both small and large funeral homes. In 1996, Dr. Mullins started teaching Funeral Service Technology. He helped write the Mississippi Model Curriculum in Funeral Service Technology, and he served on both an ICFSEB National Board Exam item writing team and an ABFSE Curriculum Subcommittee. In 2002, Dr. Mullins was honored by the Lt. Governor by being named faculty honoree for the Mississippi HEADWAE award. Dr. Mullins received the ABFSE Graduate Scholarship several times, and he was named Outstanding Doctoral student by the Alpha Kappa Delta international sociology honor society. Currently, Dr. Mullins is Vice President for Institutional Research, Advancement, Technology, and Accreditation at East Mississippi Community College. Read more

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Environmental Health: From Global to Local (Public Health/Environmental Health)

Pdf Medical Books Environmental Health: From Global to Local (Public Health/Environmental Health)

Pdf:Environmental Health: From Global to Local (Public Health/Environmental Health).From the Back Cover A BESTSELLING ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TEXT, REVISED AND UPDATED TO ADDRESS NEW CONCERNS Environmental Health: From Global to Local is an essential core text for students of public health, preventive medicine, community health, and environmental studies. Expert contributors provide comprehensive coverage of traditional environmental health topics including air, water, chemical toxins, radiation, and pest control, alongside deep exploration of increasingly critical topics such as building design, energy, disaster preparedness, environmental psychology, climate change, and more. This new edition maintains a strong empirical grounding and broad, cross-cutting scope, expanding coverage to address emerging concerns and burgeoning issues that affect populations around the world. Environmental Health, Third Edition includes: Updated coverage on vulnerable populations including children, poor and minority communities, the elderly, and others New discussion on ecology and sustainability issues Integrated coverage of policy issues and a more global focus Additional examples, instructor's resources, and discussion questions designed to elicit deep engagement The environment's effect on human health and well-being is becoming increasingly relevant to everyday life, reaching into fields as diverse as communications, technology, policy, medicine, and law. Environmental Health demonstrates the importance of these issues globally and locally, at work, and at home. Companion Web site: www.wiley.com/go/frumkin3e Additional resources: www.josseybasspublichealth.com Read more About the Author HOWARD FRUMKIN, MD, MPH, DrPH, is Dean and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health. He formerly served at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, first as director of the National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and later as Special Assistant to the CDC Director for Climate Change and Health. Read more

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Medical Microbiology

Pdf Medical Books Medical Microbiology

Pdf:Medical Microbiology.Turn to Medical Microbiology, 8th Edition for a thorough, clinically relevant understanding of microbes and their diseases. This succinct, easy-to-use text presents the fundamentals of microbiology and immunology in a clearly written, engaging manner―effectively preparing you for your courses, exams, and beyond.Coverage of basic principles, immunology, laboratory diagnosis, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology help you master the essentials. Review questions at the end of each chapter correlate basic science with clinical practice to help you understand the clinical relevance of the organisms examined. Clinical cases illustrate the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases, reinforcing a clinical approach to learning.Full-color clinical photographs, images, and illustrations help you visualize the clinical presentations of infections.Summary tables and text boxes emphasizing essential concepts and learning issues optimize exam review. Additional images, 200 self-assessment questions, NEW animations, and more.Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience includes access -- on a variety of devices -- to the complete text, videos, images, and references from the book. Thoroughly updated chapters include the latest information on the human microbiome and probiotics/prebiotics; including a new chapter on Human Microbiome In Health and Disease. NEW chapter summaries introduce each microbe chapter, including trigger words and links to the relevant chapter text (on e-book version on Student Consult), providing a concise introduction or convenient review for each topic. Online access to the complete text, additional images, 200 self-assessment questions, NEW animations, and more is available through Student Consult.

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Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy (4th Edition)

Pdf Medical Books Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy (4th Edition)

Pdf:Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy (4th Edition).About the Author Robert Bauman is a professor of biology and chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. He teaches microbiology and human anatomy and physiology. He received an M.A. degree in botany from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in biology from Stanford University.His research interests have included the morphology and ecology of freshwater algae, the cell biology of marine algae (particularly the deposition of cell walls and intercellular communication), and environmentally triggered chromogenesis in butterflies. He is a member of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Texas Community College Teacher's Association (TCCTA), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and The Lepidopterist's Society. When he is not writing books, he enjoys spending time with his family: gardening, hiking, camping, playing games (with lots of laughter), and reading classics out loud by a crackling fire. Read more

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Molecular Diagnostics: Fundamentals, Methods and Clinical Applications

Pdf Medical Books Molecular Diagnostics: Fundamentals, Methods and Clinical Applications

Pdf:Molecular Diagnostics: Fundamentals, Methods and Clinical Applications.This exceptional resource introduces the fundamentals of nucleic acid biochemistry as well as the advanced concepts integral to professional practice in today's laboratories. With a focus on the application of molecular concepts to diagnose diseases, the 2nd Edition reflects the many advances in this rapidly developing field.Inside, you’ll find in-depth explanations of the principles of molecular-based assays as well as reference material and trouble-shooting tips for the laboratory. Discussions of general diagnostic procedures reflect the continuing emergence of new diagnostic technologies to prepare you to meet the challenges of the future.“I would like to say that once published the second edition of ‘Molecular Diagnostics’ would be a significant addition to the advancing science of molecular diagnostics. It would serve the multi-purpose of a textbook and a reference guide as well as troubleshooter. I can imagine it would be equally admired by the educator, student and scientist.” Hamida Nusrat, PhDLecturer, CLS Internship ProgramSan Francisco State University, San Ramon, CA

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Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology 15E

Pdf Medical Books Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology 15E

Pdf:Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology 15E.From the Back Cover READ WHAT DOODY'S HAD TO SAY:'The graphics are clear in illustrating concepts, and the images for the clinical cases are of high quality.' 'This review of microbiology and immunology discusses the important infectious diseases using an organ system approach to emphasize clinical correlation with the basic science material. Some chapters end with a 'Pearls' section, a concise review of the chapter, followed by self-assessment questions . . . The book covers basic and clinical microbiology, with the authors making a special effort to use basic science concepts as the building blocks of understanding clinical infectious diseases . . . The graphics are clear in illustrating concepts, and the images for the clinical cases are of high quality.'  Read more About the Author Warren Levinson, MD, PhD is Professor of Microbiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, CAPeter Chin-Hong, MD is Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Francisco, CA.Elizabeth Joyce, PhD is Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, CA.Jesse Nussbaum, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Francisco, CA.Brian Schwartz, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Francisco, CA. Read more

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Killer Germs

Pdf Medical Books Killer Germs

Pdf:Killer Germs.From the Back Cover Discover the unseen assassins that plague humanity Until recently, most of us went about our daily lives with a false sense of public health security. Epidemics were a thing of the past, the AIDS crisis had diminished, and an annual vaccination kept the flu at bay. Then, in late 2001, all of those illusions of public health safety were suddenly shattered. A litany of terrifying images and events became all to familiar, from federal agents surreally swathed in biohazard suits to the daily evacuation of major government buildings for anthrax decontamination. The lethal power of microscopic organisms--no longer confined to the lab---permeated our collective psyches, forcing us to confront the serious threat posed by killer germs. This updated edition of Barry and David Zimmerman's classic on the subject offers a riveting retrospective of the havoc-wreaking microbes of the past as well as an engrossing exploration of emerging threats, including a new chapter on bioterrorism. In these pages, you'll discover: What makes smallpox the most potentially devastating of all bioweapons, and how prepared we are to fight it Why tuberculosis--already responsible for 2 billion deaths--is on the rise in the United States, Canada, and Europe How antibiotic overload might one day turn a simple paper cut or skinned knee into a source of fatal infection Why virologists fear that an easily transmissible, highly virulent superflu--strong enough to rival the strain that killed millions in 1918--is imminent From the bygone bubonic plague to the modern nightmare of Ebola, Killer Germs offers a fascinating examination of the horrors humanity has faced and the actions required to provide hope for the future. Read more About the Author Barry Zimmerman and David Zimmerman are both science teachers and authors of Why Nothing Can Travel Faster Than Light . . . and Other Explorations in Nature's Curiosity Shop. Read more

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Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Pdf Medical Books Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Pdf:Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.Comprehensive in scope, yet concise and easy to manage, Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 5th Edition, by Drs. Sarah Long, Charles Prober, and Marc Fischer, is your go-to resource for authoritative information on infectious diseases in children and adolescents. A veritable "who's who" of global authorities provides the practical knowledge you need to understand, diagnose, and manage almost any pediatric infectious disease you may encounter.Features a consistent, easy-access format with high-yield information boxes, highlighted key points, and an abundance of detailed illustrations and at-a-glance tables.Allows quick look-up by clinical presentation, pathogen, or type of host.Includes coverage of the latest vaccine products, recommendations, and effectiveness as well as expanded diagnostics and therapies for autoinflammatory/periodic fever syndromes. Covers emerging viruses such as Zika, Ebola, and EV-D68, as well as infectious risks of immunomodulating drugs and expanding antimicrobial resistance patterns. Discusses expanding antimicrobial resistance patterns and new therapies for viral and fungal infections and resistant bacterial infections. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, videos (including video updates), glossary, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, The Epidemic That Shaped Our History

Pdf Medical Books The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, The Epidemic That Shaped Our History

Pdf:The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, The Epidemic That Shaped Our History.Review 'Engrossing...Crosby, a journalist, profiles the outbreak as it rips through Memphis, the city hardest hit.  A first-rate medical detective drama...It is good to be reminded of the occasional nobility of the human spirit.' - New York Times Book Review 'Gripping...highly readable.' - Newsweek '...painstaking investigation is important not just for the sweep of detail but for getting things impeccably right.  Whether Crosby is writing about...Memphis, the death of a family in a plantation house in Mississippi or the itinerary of Walter Reed in Havana, she provides meticulous documentation to back up the narrative.' - The Commercial Appeal, Memphis'Through vivid prose and classic storytelling, Crosby seamlessly blends history and science to tell us how yellow fever haunted the nation--and why, if we're not extremely vigilant, it will haunt us again.' - Hampton Sides, author of Hellhound on His Trail and Ghost Soldiers'In her masterful debut, Molly Caldwell Crosby uses rich detail and a stunning cast of characters to bring to vivid life the devastating yellow fever epidemic of 1878...this book captivated me from the first line--and it haunted me long after I'd turned the final page.' - Candice Millard, author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt Read more From the Author I am not from Memphis originally, and after moving here, I began hearing about the tragic yellow fever epidemic and its far reaching consequences.  As a non-Memphian, I was struck by how few people outside of this region had ever heard of the epidemic, which was the greatest urban disaster of its time, with a death toll higher than the Chicago fire and San Francisco earthquake--combined.  That is what inspired me to tell this story.    I wanted to take the reader into Memphis in 1878, into the city's problems and promise as summer approaches.  While most U.S. cities in both the North and the South suffered through yellow fever outbreaks for two-hundred years, 1878 stands out as the worst--when Memphis became a 'city of corpses'--and the last major yellow fever epidemic in the U.S.   Out of the despair of that epidemic came action from the federal government to finally find the cause of these debilitating outbreaks.  It was twenty years in the making, and it led to one of our greatest successes in medical history--Walter Reed's work in Cuba that finally proved mosquitoes, not 'miasma' or filth, brought on a yellow fever season.  In the end, his work led to later development of a vaccine--the same one still in use today.  But, like the work of countless doctors and nurses in Memphis, it came at a great price.  It has been said that no other disease killed so many of the doctors, nurses and scientists trying to study it.  That is what struck me most when writing the book and still stays with me today--the many people, ordinary citizens and doctors alike, in Memphis, Cuba and elsewhere, who literally gave their lives in the fight against this disease. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Deadly Companions: How Microbes Shaped our History (Oxford Landmark Science)

Pdf Medical Books Deadly Companions: How Microbes Shaped our History (Oxford Landmark Science)

Pdf:Deadly Companions: How Microbes Shaped our History (Oxford Landmark Science).About the Author Dorothy H. Crawford, Emeritus Professor of Medical Microbiology, University of EdinburghDorothy H. Crawford was Professor of Medical Microbiology at the University of Edinburgh from 1997-2010 and Assistant Principal for Public Understanding of Medicine from 2005-2011. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001 and received an OBE for services to medicine and higher education in 2005. She is the author of The Invisible Enemy (OUP, 2000); Virus Hunt (OUP, 2013); Viruses: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2011); and Ebola (OUP, 2016) Read more

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Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology

Pdf Medical Books Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology

Pdf:Pocket Guide to Clinical Microbiology.From the Back Cover Quick reference to clinical microbiology If you work in the clinical laboratory, this pocket guide will help you confidently identify most organisms you could encounter. This useful updated edition continues to present valuable quick-reference information to the clinical microbiology community in a small package. Along with specifics on pathogenic microorganisms, there is updated information on effectively using essential molecular diagnostic techniques for today’s challenges. You will find guidance on: MALDI-TOF MS performance for individual bacteria, mycobacteria, and fungi Nucleic acid amplification testing/PCR and help interpreting genetic sequencing results Susceptibility testing, with methods and interpretive criteria for most organism/antibiotic combinations Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and resistance profiles for common organisms Paperback, 420 pages, index. Read more

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Burton's Microbiology for the Health Sciences

Pdf Medical Books Burton's Microbiology for the Health Sciences

Pdf:Burton's Microbiology for the Health Sciences.This fully updated 11th Edition of Burton’s Microbiology for the Health Sciences remains the only microbiology text written specifically for the Allied Health/Nursing Introductory Microbiology course as outlined by the American Society for Microbiology. Emphasizing the relevance of microbiology to a career in the health professions, the book provides the vital microbiology information students need to protect themselves and their patients from infectious diseases.Enhanced by the expertise of a new lead author, the 11th Edition maintains its student friendly approach while adding new animations and videos and up-to-date coverage of key topics. For the first time, the PrepU adaptive quizzing program proven to improve student’s course mastery, is available for purchase to accompany the book.eBook available . Fast, smart, and convenient, today’s eBooks can transform learning. These interactive, fully searchable tools offer 24/7 access on multiple devices, the ability to highlight and share notes, and much moreNEW lead author Dr. Robert Fader, pathologist and microbiology/virology chief in the Baylor Scott & White Hospital System and assistant professor of pathology at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, brings his expertise to the 11th Edition.NEW and expanded coverage includes the latest information on Ebola and Zika viruses, C-Diff, epidemic and pandemic viruses, specimen collection and lab procedures for identification of pathogens, the significance of the human microbiome on human health and development, and health care -associated infections caused by multi-drug resistant organisms.NEW! More than 24 online animations and videos help students master difficult concepts.More than 50 Study Aid boxes summarize key information, explain difficult concepts and differentiate similar-sounding terms.Clinical Procedureboxes provide step-by-step instructions for common procedures critical in entry-level positions.Self-Assessment Exercises help students gauge their understanding of what they have learned.Historical Notes boxes provide insights into the development of microbiology.Something to Think Aboutboxes encourage students to ponder interesting possibilities in health care.In-text learning aids include chapter outlines, learning objectives, highlighted key points, and an end-of-book glossary.Expanded online resources, including new critical thinking questions, give students unlimited opportunities for practice and review.Enrich Your eBook Reading Experience with Enhanced Video, Audio and Interactive Capabilities!Read directly on your preferred device(s), such as computer, tablet, or smartphoneEasily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speechAdapt for unique reading needs, supporting learning disabilities, visual/auditory impairments, second-language or literacy challenges, and more

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HPV A Guidebook to Infection with Human Papillomavirus and How to Fight Back!

Pdf Medical Books HPV A Guidebook to Infection with Human Papillomavirus and How to Fight Back!

Pdf:HPV A Guidebook to Infection with Human Papillomavirus and How to Fight Back!.About the Author Dr. Laura McKain is an Ob/Gyn physician with a passion for women's health. She translates complex medical information and the latest in clinical research into clear, straightforward language for the reader. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University and did her training in obstetrics and gynecology at Virginia Commonwealth University. After a dozen years of private practice she transitioned her career to clinical research. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with patients through her health blog for women, Her Best Health. Dr. McKain makes her home in Coastal North Carolina. Read more

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Influenza and Inequality: One Town's Tragic Response to the Great Epidemic of 1918

Pdf Medical Books Influenza and Inequality: One Town's Tragic Response to the Great Epidemic of 1918

Pdf:Influenza and Inequality: One Town's Tragic Response to the Great Epidemic of 1918.Review 'In a brilliant combination of scholarship and compassion, Fanning brings to life the Amercan experience of the devastating 1918 flu epidemic. That blow passed, but surprise outbreaks still threaten our world. We ignore the politics of community response, where the life-saving decisions are made, only at our peril.'―Jeanne Guillemin, author of Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak'Influenza and Inequality is a well-written and interesting book. Fanning provides a good study of nativism in a relatively small Massachusetts town and the difficulties local minorities faced. She raises interesting questions about the pandemic and its effect on both majority and minorities.'―The Historian'Historians once thought that the pandemic struck down its victims irrespective of class or ethnicity. Fanning dispels this error, demonstrating that immigrants and the poor in Norwood died in disproportionate numbers.'―Historical Journal of Massachusetts'As Fanning notes, some scholars have observed variations in mortality rates during the epidemic, but Influenza and Inequality is the first monograph to examine the reasons, both long- and short-term, behind such variations in morbidity and mortality. . . . Touchingly, Fanning extends her study of inequality to the treatment of the dead.'―Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era'As a study of bias and the problems of immigration, Influenza and Inequality is quite good.'―The Historian Read more About the Author Patricia J. Fanning is associate professor of sociology at Bridgewater State University and author of Through an Uncommon Lens: The Life and Photography of F. Holland Day. Read more

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2019 Nelson's Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy

Pdf Medical Books 2019 Nelson's Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy

Pdf:2019 Nelson's Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy.About the Author John S. Bradley, MD, is director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine.  John D. Nelson, MD, Emeritus, is professor emeritus of pediatrics at The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Southwestern Medical School.Elizabeth D. Barnett, MD is Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and Attending Physician at Boston Medical Center where she is Director of the Refugee Health Assessment Program and the International Clinic. Her clinical and research interests are general pediatric infectious diseases, immigrant and refugee medicine, travel medicine, and vaccines and vaccine safety. She is a Site Director for GeoSentinel (a global surveillance network for travel and migration associated health issues).Joseph B. Cantey, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health San Antonio. He attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina before completing his pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins. He then completed dual fellowships in pediatric infectious diseases and neonatal/perinatal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. His research interests include antimicrobial stewardship and responsible prescribing in the nursery setting; infection control and prevention in the nursery setting; and the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and longitudinal follow-up of congenital and perinatal infections, particularly herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus, and syphilis.David W. Kimberlin, MD, FAAP is the Principal Investigator for the Collaborative Antiviral Study Group (CASG), an international network of pediatric academic medical centers that evaluates antiviral therapeutics in rare diseases with a large unmet medical need, including neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections, congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease, congenital Zika infection, neonatal and infantile influenza infection, and neonatal enteroviral sepsis syndrome. Studies conducted by the CASG have led to new drug indications and label changes for acyclovir, valganciclovir, and oseltamivir, and non-CASG studies conducted by Dr. Kimberlin also have led to label changes for valacyclovir.   Dr. Kimberlin is Editor of the 2018 AAP Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases (Red Book). He also was Editor of the 2015 edition, and was an Associate Editor of the 2012 and 2009 editions. Dr. Kimberlin is a Past-President of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), which is the world's largest organization of professionals dedicated to the treatment, control, and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children. He also serves as Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research in the UAB Department of Pediatrics, where he holds the Sergio Stagno Endowed Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and is Co-Director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.Paul E. Palumbo, MD, is a subspecialist in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Dartmouth Medical School.  He specializes in pediatric HIV and TB disease.Jason Sauberan, PharmD, is research pharmacist, study coordinator, and investigator at the Neonatal Research Institute, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns in San Diego, CA.  He also performs clinical duties as a neonatal intensive care pharmacist and antibiotic stewardship pharmacist for the Sharp Mary Birch 84-bed level III NICU, and as a pediatric consultant pharmacist at the Helen Bernardy Center for Medically Fragile Children, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.  His research interests include anti-infection therapy, drugs in breast milk, parenteral nutrition, and medication safety. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Mother to Baby California, and is an assistant clinical professor, UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.J. Howard Smart, MD has been practicing General Pediatrics in San Diego since 1996, after completing his residency, which included working with Dr. Bradley at Children’s Hospital (now Rady’s). He is head of the Pediatrics department of his multi-specialty group, and teaches in the UCSD residents’ clinic. His involvement with Nelson’s started with a conversation with Dr. Bradley while flying to an AAP conference, discussing his hobby of mobile app development. Dr. Smart has been an app developer since 2011, and brings together the two knowledge domains of computer science and pediatrics in creating the mobile version of Nelson’s.William J. Steinbach, MD is Professor of Pediatrics, Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Duke University. His expertise is in transplant infectious diseases, specifically in invasive fungal disease in children. He leads an integrated molecular, translational, and clinical research effort toward improving our understanding of invasive fungal disease epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment.   Read more

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Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions (Aesthetic Dermatology, Vol. 1)

Pdf Medical Books Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions (Aesthetic Dermatology, Vol. 1)

Pdf:Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions (Aesthetic Dermatology, Vol. 1).Today, nearly 60 years after the invention of the first medical laser, multiple laser and light systems exist and are applied in various medical specialties such as dermatology, ophthalmology, and urology. This volume - the first in the series Aesthetic Dermatology - focuses on the laser treatment of cutaneous lesions with a vascular target. Each chapter describes a particular laser or light modality and its specific application to a variety of both vascular and nonvascular lesions. Renowned specialists in laser medicine have contributed their expertise, incorporating current evidence-based literature and their own personal treatment recommendations, as well as pearls and perils. The purpose of this book is to explore the options and parameters available to treat cutaneous lesions traditionally responsive to vascular laser therapy and to expand the application to further lesion treatments. Readers who wish to broaden their knowledge and further hone their skills in treating cutaneous vascular lesions with lasers will find this publication a valuable and comprehensive review.

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Case Files Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fifth Edition

Pdf Medical Books Case Files Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fifth Edition

Pdf:Case Files Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fifth Edition.From the Back Cover The closest you can get to seeing patients without being on the wards! Students need exposure to cases to pass the USMLE Step 2 and the obstetrics and gynecology shelf exam. This book presents 60 clinical cases illustrating essential concepts in obstetrics and gynecology. Perfect for the clerkship and the USMLE Step 2, each case includes an extended discussion, definitions of key terms, clinical pearls, and USMLE-style review questions. This interactive learning system helps you to learn instead of memorize. *60 ob/gyn cases with complete discussions *Clinical pearls highlight key points *USMLE-style comprehension questions with each case *Primer on how to approach the patient *Proven learning system improves shelf exam scores Superior to other case file books. --Chang-Kun Choi, Medical Student, Midwestern University School of Medicine Using clinical scenarios not only makes the reading fun and interesting, but it is far more engaging than sitting down with a bulleted text and reviewing detail after detail. This is a much better way to learn clinical information. I have not read a book like this before, and I certainly have enjoyed it. - Eric Hossler, Medical Student, James H. Quillen College of Medicine I LOVED this book! I would recommend this book to all third-year students The book uses a clinical approach and does not lose sight of the pathophysiology behind the disease -- GREAT preparation for being on the wards! The subject matter is also deceptively detailed, with much more information than one normally finds in a text of case files. The reader can use this book as either a rigorous self-test or a read-through introduction to the subject. Once again - a GREAT text! - Elizabeth Johnston, Medical Student, Emory University' Read more About the Author Eugene C. Toy, MD, The John S. Dunn, Senior Academic Chair and Program Director, The Methodist Hospital Ob/Gyn Residency Program, Houston, TX.Benton Baker III, MD is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston.Patti Jayne Ross, MD is Professor and Clerkship Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Holder of the Patti Jayne Ross Professorship, University of Texas Medical School at Houston.John C. Jennings, MD is Regional Dean, School of Medicine/Roden Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Odessa, Texas. Read more

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Phlebotomy Essentials

Pdf Medical Books Phlebotomy Essentials

Pdf:Phlebotomy Essentials.About the Author Ruth McCall received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and her medical technology certificate after a year’s internship at Saint Joseph’s School of Medical Technology in Phoenix, Arizona, and has worked or taught in the area of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Health Care Education since 1969. Ruth recently retired as Director of the Phlebotomy and Clinical Laboratory Assistant Programs after 18 years of teaching in the Health, Wellness and Public Safety Department at Central New Mexico (CNM) Community College (formerly TVI Community College). While at CNM Ruth proposed creation of the Clinical Laboratory Assistant Program, was instrumental in its development, and was responsible for it becoming one of the first programs at CNM offered entirely through distance education. Ruth participated with science instructors from a local high school in a program that introduced the students to health careers and was the first CNM phlebotomy instructor to teach phlebotomy to high school students through concurrent enrollment. She has lectured on phlebotomy at conferences throughout the United States, served as an expert witness in phlebotomy injury cases, and especially enjoyed participating in a medical technology exchange trip to China. Most recently Ruth had the privilege of being a member of the CLSI Working Group on Venipuncture charged with the 6th revision of the H3 Venipuncture Standard, and the CLSI Working Group on Skin Puncture charged with the 6th revision of the H4 Capillary Puncture Standard.Ruth loves the outdoors. She enjoys hiking in the beautiful southwest and downhill skiing in the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico. She has even tried her hand at paragliding. She has been married for over 40 years to her husband, John, and has two sons, Christopher and Scott. Christopher and his wife Tracy are parents of her fantastic grandchildren, Katie and Ryan.Cathee Tankersley recently retired as Faculty Emeritus after 27 years of teaching at Phoenix College in the Health Enhancement Department. She has worked or taught in the area of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Health Care Education since graduating from New Mexico State University in Medical Technology in 1964. Cathee has been active in many professional organizations since she became a medical technologist. She has served on many committees at the state and national level. While at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, she was the Director of the Medical Technology Program during her last two years at that facility. Her tenure at Phoenix College has been as Clinical Coordinator for the MLT Program, Director of the EKG and EEG Programs, and as the Phlebotomy Program Director from 1982 until 2006. While at PC, she established one of the first accredited phlebotomy programs in the United States. In 2000, she developed and directed the first and only college-based Law Enforcement Phlebotomy Program in the United States.She served on the initial National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA) Phlebotomy Certification Committee as chair from 1983 to 1985. She was one of the original six members of the National Accrediting gency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Approval Committee for Phlebotomy Programs in 1985. She went on to serve as the chair of that committee from 1993 to 1995. Since 1997 when she established her company, NuHealth Educators, LLC, she has been a health care educator and consultant for several organizations. She has served as an expert witness in the area of phlebotomy techniques and has lectured at numerous conferences across the United States. Cathee continues to teach part time at Phoenix College in healthcare education and the Law Enforcement Phlebotomy (LEP) program. She works with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to maintain current curricular materials for law enforcement phlebotomy. Ruth and Cathee have collaborated for over 20 years on textbook writing and as presenters at natonal and state conferences.Family is very important to Cathee. Her husband of 45 years, Earl; their  two children, Todd and Jaime; daughter-in-law, Chris; and two wonderful grandsons, Trevor and Connor, help her keep everything in perspective. Read more

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Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions

Pdf Medical Books Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions

Pdf:Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions.Get a firm grasp of disease and disease process as it relates to your job with Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions, 6th Edition. Perfectly tailored to the needs to today’s medical assistants, this unique text uses simple language and an abundance of learning features as it walks readers through the disease pathology of over 500 common patient conditions. This new sixth edition includes new diseases and conditions, new illustrations, ICD-10-CM codes for every condition, and new critical thinking questions to keep readers up-to-date on the latest pathology topics while helping them apply concepts from the text to clinical practice.Tenth grade reading level utilizes very approachable language to make the text content easy to digest.Enrichment boxes relate disease information to everyday practice. ICD-10-CM codes for each disease give readers ample practice looking up codes in ICD-10-CM.Current information on the most commonly encountered clinical disorders is presented in small segments for easier understanding. Full-color illustrations clarify difficult concepts. Consistent format for all diseases entries walks readers through each step of patient care and treatment, including: DescriptionSymptoms and SignsPatient Screening EtiologyDiagnosisTreatmentPrognosisPreventionPatient Teaching Pharmacology appendix details drug names, therapeutic objectives, side effects, and general comments for commonly prescribed drugs. Alerts highlight safety precautions for physician-based practice. Review Challenges reinforce content and reveal areas requiring additional study. Real-life Challenges test readers' ability to apply chapter content to real-world cases.NEW! Additional diseases and conditions have been added throughout the text to keep readers up to date on the types of diseases and conditions they will encounter on the job.NEW! Critical thinking questions provide additional opportunities for readers to critically apply the concepts covered in the text.

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MA Notes: Medical Assistant's Pocket Guide

Pdf Medical Books MA Notes: Medical Assistant's Pocket Guide

Pdf:MA Notes: Medical Assistant's Pocket Guide.The perfect pocket-sized reference for the classroom, externship and beyond! This handy guide provides all of the commonly used but rarely memorized information you need, such as normal lab values, common medical abbreviations, dosage calculations, triage questions, and more. The 2nd Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to put the latest information and practices at your fingertips.

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CPT 2017 Professional Edition (CPT/Current Procedural Terminology (Professional Edition))

Pdf Medical Books CPT 2017 Professional Edition (CPT/Current Procedural Terminology (Professional Edition))

Pdf:CPT 2017 Professional Edition (CPT/Current Procedural Terminology (Professional Edition)).About the Author The American Medical Association (AMA) provides products and services that empower health care organizations to practice medicine more efficiently and effectively while improving the health of patients. As a leader and trusted source of CPT and ICD-10 coding, the AMA is your source for coding, bulling and reimbursement solutions. As a non-profit entity, our products and services fund initiatives dedicated to improving the health of the public. Read more

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High-Yield™ Neuroanatomy (High-Yield Series)

Pdf Medical Books High-Yield™ Neuroanatomy (High-Yield  Series)

Pdf:High-Yield™ Neuroanatomy (High-Yield Series).Now significantly revised based on student feedback, this best-selling text provides a quick, authoritative review of the most important clinical aspects of neuroanatomy. A new, full-color design highlights the essential information you need to know to excel on course exams and the USMLE Step 1. New objectives begin every chapter, contents have been reorganized and streamlined, and all information has been completely updated. A new Gross Structure chapter lays the foundation for understanding the sectional anatomy in the Atlas chapter, and all terminology is now consistent with Terminologia Anatomica. A companion website offers USMLE-style questions for study and review.Aconcise, streamlined reviewperfect for course exams or the USMLE Step 1.New full-color design and illustrationsmake the text more visually appealing.New objectivesin every chapter help you focus on key content.Reorganized contentsare integrated and combined to group similar topics in a logical, easy-to-review fashion.Anew Gross Structure chapterlays the foundation for understanding the sectional anatomy in the Atlas chapter.All terminology is up-to-dateto comply with Terminologia Anatomica.Online access to USMLE-style questionsfor self-assessment and review.

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Basic Arrhythmias, 7th Edition

Pdf Medical Books Basic Arrhythmias, 7th Edition

Pdf:Basic Arrhythmias, 7th Edition.From the Back Cover This classic, best-selling book has been completely updated and revised to reflect the latest knowledge in the field! Basic Arrhythmias, Sevent Edition covers all the basics of arrhythmia interpretation and includes appendices on Clinical Implications, Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology, 12 Lead Electrocardiography, Basic 12 Lead Interpretation, and Pathophysiology of Arrhythmias. The author takes great care in presenting a difficult topic in an easy manner with a building block approach. Some features to this updated edition include: Over 600 practice strips included in the book. Covers Clinical Implications, Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology, 12 Lead Electrocardiography, Basic 12 Lead Interpretation, and Pacemakers, now includes a new section on Pathophysiology of Arrhythmias. Full color texts, along with full color, tear-out flash cards for learning practice. Flexible, self-instructional format allows for self-paced or classroom learning. Key points and self-tests in every chapter for quick review and self-evaluation. 'Final Challenge' self-test at the end of book helps students evaluate their comprehension of material. Clearly written, well-organized, and easy to understand. This is a perfect resource for any practicing health care professionals who need to learn or review basic EKG or arrhythmia concepts. Read more

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Exercise Testing and Interpretation: A Practical Approach

Pdf Medical Books Exercise Testing and Interpretation: A Practical Approach

Pdf:Exercise Testing and Interpretation: A Practical Approach.Review 'This book can certainly be recommended to those who want to learn more about the various aspects of ergospirometry and related variables. The authors succeeded in using their rich experience in exercise testing to offer a practical and systematic approach to the acquisition, interpretation and reporting of physiologic and pathophysiologic responses to exercise, to the benefit of cardiologists, pneumonologists and sports physicians.' Robert Fagard, Acta Cardiologica'...this a worthy effort and will help both clinicians who request and interpret exercise tests and exercise scientists who conduct them.' Chronic Respiratory Disease Journal'The authors...have provided a succinct, but thorough and practical, book on exercise testing and interpretation that should be of interest to physical therapists who are seeking to improve their knowledge in this area...I believe the authors have delivered on their promise to provide a practical and systematic approach to clinical exercise testing. The coverage of information is more in-depth than that typically found in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation texts. It is clearly written, liberally illustrated, and thorougly referenced.' Physical Therapy'As complex a topic as exercise testing can be, the authors have maintained a straightforward style of presenting the necessary information...Overall, this book is a practical, portable, and readable guide to a useful diagnostic tool. It contains a wealth of material, reflecting the authors' expertise and experience, and is a balanced review of a complex subject that serves to complement more detailed books on this topic. As such, it is worth possessing by all allied health professionals with involvement in exercise testing.' Chest Journal Read more Book Description This volume provides an extremely practical approach to the acquisition, interpretation, and reporting of physiologic responses to exercise. Clinicians and allied health professionals will find this book an indispensable resource for selecting instruments and test protocols and interpreting physiologic response variables. Clinical cases illuminate strategies for testing and interpretation, and useful appendices offer algorithms and calculations, as well as answers to FAQs. A glossary of terms, symbols, and definitions is also included. Practical, portable, and easy-to-read, this essential guidebook is a must-have for any exercise testing lab or office. Read more

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Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook

Pdf Medical Books Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook

Pdf:Neonatal Resuscitation Textbook.Enrich teaching and learning with dynamic next-generation NRP resources from the AAP and American Heart Association. This extensively enhanced self-study resource delivers a wealth of multimedia educational tools in one value-packed package. It includes all-new lessons on resuscitating preterm babies and ethical issues; updated lessons with must-know new content; newly updated Key Points sections, case scenarios, color photos, and Megacode; and much more. The all-new DVD-ROM (for PC use only) makes the learner an active participant with hands-on multi–decision-point scenarios plus dynamic video footage of actual resuscitations and animated 3-D demonstrations. A DVD-based presentation builder lets instructors enrich courses with high-impact video clips. All program materials conform with updated AAP/AHA guidelines; new multinational evidence-based consensus on science; consistent focus on increasing instructor flexibility, accommodating diverse learning styles; and program-wide emphasis on Key Points to create a coherent multimedia learning experience.

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Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care

Pdf Medical Books Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care

Pdf:Egan's Fundamentals of Respiratory Care.About the Author James K. Stoller, MD, MSJamieJean Wall Bennett Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of MedicineChair, Education InstituteHead, Cleveland Clinic Respiratory TherapyDesk NA 22Cleveland Clinic9500 Euclid Ave.Cleveland, OH 44195Office: (216) 444-1960Fax: (216) 445-8160Email: [email protected] Read more

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The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Pdf Medical Books The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Pdf:The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology).Review “[O]ffers a window into the inner life of a traumatized person and a way out of trauma and back into finding joy, connection, and safety through enlightening theory, rich experiential practice, and practical steps.” - Psych Central“[M]akes for essential reading. In addition to a thorough exposition of the theory, The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy offers practical steps and tools to help clients reshape their automatic nervous systems.” - Sussex Counselling and Psychotherapy News“Polyvagal theory has been a godsend for trauma therapists and survivors alike, helping them understand symptoms and reactions that had been mysterious and uncontrollable. Until now, however, therapists lacked a method for putting PT into practice. With this well-written book, Deb Dana not only explains the theory clearly but also offers therapists practical steps for helping survivors remain regulated.” - Richard C. Schwartz, PhD, Developer of the Internal Family Systems Model of psychotherapy“Deb Dana’s gift for language invites us to enter the Polyvagal Theory cognitively and experientially. As we deepen into awareness of its importance for our clinical endeavors, she then guides us in developing processes that help us identify and influence the ebb and flow of the autonomic nervous system in ourselves and our clients. Rich in experiential practices, this book offers a much-needed concrete roadmap for every practitioner.” - Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT, author of The Heart of Trauma: Healing Our Embodied Brains in the Context of Relationship“Deb Dana has written the definitive guide to integrating the concepts, maps, language and applications of polyvagal theory into any therapeutic modality. Working with the regulation of a client's nervous system through the power of the polyvagal lens guides clinicians to interventions with trauma survivors that are immediately and reliably effective in teaching clients to manage their survival responses and recover safety in connection. This clear and comprehensive book is much needed and very much welcomed.” - Linda Graham, MFT, author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being“[M]akes the Polyvagal theory accessible and provides numerous examples of how to implement the theory into clinical work. Beginning therapists especially will find the book helpful with its many suggested maps and methods for using the theory. . . . Advanced therapists not familiar with the Polyvagal theory or with the nervous system in general will appreciate this.” - Somatic Psychotherapy Today Read more About the Author Deb Dana, LCSW is a clinician and consultant specializing in working with complex trauma and is the Coordinator of the Kinsey Institute Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. She developed the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series and lectures internationally on ways in which Polyvagal Theory informs work with trauma survivors.  Stephen W. Porges, PhD, is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, where he directs the Trauma Research Center within the Kinsey Institute. He holds the position of Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He served as president of both the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines including anaesthesiology, biomedical engineering, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology, gerontology, neurology, neuroscience, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, psychometrics, space medicine, and substance abuse. In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. The theory is leading to innovative treatments based on insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders. Read more

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Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior (Applications of Motivational Interviewing)

Pdf Medical Books Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior (Applications of Motivational Interviewing)

Pdf:Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior (Applications of Motivational Interviewing).Review 'We use this book for Coaching Wellness Behavior Change, a core class for all Exercise and Health Science students at UMass Boston. Lifestyle behavior has become a targeted issue contributing to population health. This book provides all health professionals (and future professionals) with invaluable information on developing provider-client relationships that facilitate change.'--Dana Commesso, MA, Lecturer, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Boston   'At the heart of rehabilitation are two central tenets: First, the patient is a key member of the rehabilitation team. Second, the rehabilitation process requires patients to learn and utilize new adaptive behaviors. How do we make these two key notions come alive in our interactions with patients? This text is the answer to that question. It provides useful theory, evidence-based methods, and clinical examples. The material is accessible and does not assume advanced knowledge of psychology. The message and skills in this book should be part of the practice of every rehabilitation professional.'--Stephen T. Wegener, PhD, ABPP, Director, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University 'This book provides a well-organized, thoughtful discussion about how to develop a set of interpersonal skills that can promote the betterment of patient care and health behaviors. Pharmacy practice faculty would be well advised to incorporate these powerful methods and examples into courses that address health behaviors and/or patient counseling.'--Douglas J. Pisano, PhD, Professor and Dean, School of Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 'As pharmacists take an increasingly active role in health care and medication counseling, we now recognize that many 'medication problems' are, in essence, communication problems. Motivational interviewing allows pharmacists to communicate with their patients in a clear, concise, and structured way. Pharmacists and pharmacy students in any practice setting will benefit from implementing the tools and techniques in this book.'--Ernest J. Dole, PharmD, ABQ Health Partners, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy'In this era of evidence-based practices in health care, practitioners still face the vexing question: Will my patient actually follow the procedures known to be efficacious? This book assists health care professionals in maximizing their effectiveness. An evidence-based practice in its own right, MI facilitates cooperation and compliance with treatment regimens. If you are a health care professional or a mental health professional consulting in a medical setting, and have ever wondered what to do with a seemingly 'unmotivated' patient, this is the book for you.'--Barent Walsh, PhD, Executive Director, The Bridge of Central Massachusetts'This is an immensely useful text for teaching students and professionals how to help patients adopt health-promoting behaviors; for example, dieting, exercising, or attending follow-up appointments. Most such education concentrates on what to tell patients; this text concentrates on how to guide patients so that they will hear and implement the 'what.' As an MI trainer, I will be using this resource with a range of health care providers.'--Robert G. Rhode, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Arizona; member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)'This book delivers what it promises: practical, effective, and efficient strategies for producing more productive interactions with patients about behavior change. The authors, who are largely responsible for originating and refining MI, have translated this powerful evidence-based intervention into a set of core competencies and skills that can be easily understood, learned, practiced, and, most importantly, integrated into real-world clinical practice.'--Michael G. Goldstein, MD, Associate Director for Clinical Education and Research, Institute for Healthcare Communication, and Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University'Many of today's leading causes of death are significantly related to modifiable health behaviors. This book provides a critical approach for helping patients change their behavior. Motivational interviewing (MI) provides a new alternative to the outdated direct persuasion approach, bringing a breath of fresh air to the conversation between health care providers and those with chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity. Practical examples and exercises make this book a powerful tool for use in educating medical students, nurses, and other health care professionals about encouraging patients to make healthy choices.'--Robert Gabbay, MD, PhD, Executive Director, Penn State Hershey Diabetes and Obesity Institute'This practical guide moves motivational interviewing (MI) into the realm of everyday health care practice. Specifically, the book addresses the 'why' and the 'how-to' aspects of having conversations about behavior change. It helps clinicians learn to hear what their patients are really saying, and how to guide them through resolving ambivalence about behaviors. Relevant examples from various fields of medicine are provided. The chapter featuring extended examples of how to integrate MI into everyday interactions is particularly helpful. I see this as a useful resource for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other clinicians, as well as clinician educators involved in training students and residents.'--Carol R. Schermer, MD, MPH, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Loyola University Medical Center'Packed with practical pearls of wisdom for guiding patients in the process of changing many types of unhealthy behaviors, this easy-to-read book is a gift to all health care providers. The authors use real-life cases and believable dialogue to illustrate how to use listening skills to elicit the patient's perspective and build toward change. Too many of us in health care get discouraged and give up hope too soon when patients are not compliant with our advice, when we really should be trying a different way to approach the issues. This book's 'can-do' and 'no-blame' orientation helps the busy clinician regain satisfaction in relationships with patients and become more effective in facilitating change.'--Edward Bernstein, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Director, Brief Negotiated Interview and Appropriate Referral to Treatment (BNI-ART) Institute, Boston University School of Public Health'The authors highlight the underpinnings of effective communication and demonstrate how the spirit, philosophy, and principles of MI can actually enhance patient-provider relationships. This book is a 'must read' for health care practitioners across disciplines, from novice clinicians searching for practical advice to expert providers seeking professional refueling. Faculty will find this book invaluable for teaching future health care providers, as the information on MI is evidence based and the case examples are drawn from real-world clinical experiences. In today's fast-paced health care industry, providers may feel daunted by encroaching technology or hamstrung by requisite documentation. Therefore, enjoying meaningful interactions with patients becomes even more of a challenge. Fortunately, MI can help providers connect with their patients. After reading this book, one cannot help but feel empowered to change behavior.'--Pam Burke, PhD, RN, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital'I highly recommend this book for any practitioner dealing in health behavior change. In a conversational style with numerous helpful examples, the authors translate complex psychological concepts into easy-to-understand terms that will support and guide health care practitioners in improving their consultations with patients. The book is also a 'must' for undergraduates and graduate students who are interested in motivational interviewing within the world of health care practice.'--Judith Carpenter, registered dietitian, Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust, UK'I highly recommend this book to directors of clinical services, analysts, therapists of all disciplines, and students. It has survived my usual skepticism for new' approaches and has inspired me to seek training and supervision in MI.' (Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 2007-11-09)'The authors are leading authorities in motivational interviewing, having founded, developed, and written extensively on the topic over the past 25 years....For a broad range of frontline clinicians, including those who work in various medical specialties, the book gives useful insights that can have an immediate impact by making one's practice more productive and more enjoyable. For those with special interest in human behavior, particularly those in the mental health field, this book is a concise, highly readable introduction to motivational interviewing and will likely pique interest for further study of this powerful tool for promoting change.' (Psychiatric Services 2007-11-09)'Provides practical guidance on how clinicians in health care settings can apply MI to promote change in a range of health-related behaviors, such as smoking, exercise, diet, use of new aids or medications, and uptake of services....The book reads like a practice guide, clearly aimed at the time-constrained clinician, with useful short summary statements stressing the main point of each section for the reader....Has the potential to make an important long-term impact on both the individual and population health outcomes.' (Drug and Alcohol Review 2007-11-09)'Rollnick, Miller, and Butler adroitly describe the spirit and practice of MI through richly annotated case examples and incisive metaphors to help the learner remember and understand key principles....The book provides an excellent description of state-of-the-art patient-centered communication for both newbies and established practitioners who are looking for a refresher in MI spirit.' (American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine 2007-11-09)'This book represents the latest thinking from the principal architects and researchers of Motivational Interviewing (MI)....This book is an excellent introduction to MI and has been written to help clinicians integrate this guiding style into their practice. It is crammed with techniques and draws on a wide range of clinical material to illustrate how they can be used....Although not explicitly written for work with adolescents, there is a great deal of useful and relevant material. This is a highly readable book and an excellent resource both for novice and experienced MI practitioners.' (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Journal 2007-11-09)'There are useful chapters on asking, listening, and informing skills that begin with general comments and then focus on specific skills and strategies for MI. The chapters are well illustrated with examples of dialogue from different settings....A number of case studies are given that relate ways in which health services is resonant with the respectful and collaborative nature of MI....The book has value for family physicians, general practitioners, and registrars who are interested in improving their communication skills, particularly in the area of brief behaviour change counselling. The simple yet powerful concepts regarding communication styles and skills will also be useful for teachers of communication skills.' (South African Family Practice Journal 2007-11-09)'Motivational Interviewing (MI), a method of interacting with patients to enhance behavior change, is a well-tested and established method with over 160 randomized clinical trials demonstrating its efficacy across an array of medical conditions....This book is a helpful tool for all practitioners seeking a better commitment to behavior change in their patients. The skill set needed to accomplish the goal of behavior change is already developed in most clinicians. This book guides the reader through the process of honing those skills and switching effortlessly through the various methods of patient interaction to best achieve change.' (Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2007-11-09)'Motivational Interviewing in Health Care offers a new approach in communicating for nurses―particularly providers treating patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity―and all health care professionals working to assist patients in making lifestyle changes for better health....As information technology relentlessly invades the realm of patient care, we find ourselves with less time to communicate with and teach our patients, so the time we do have must be optimized....In this book the reader is walked through and provided with positive steps to implement the MI guiding style of communication....Provides many examples of MI conversations, giving the reader insight into how MI communication works and is accomplished. I enjoyed the stories unfolding of how patients arrive at health change decisions, by themselves, if given the guided opportunity by an expert MI communicator. The book is a short, easy read which gave me food for thought and reinforced my continuing quest for a positive, therapeutic conversation with each of the patients. MI is also about caring for your own health.' (Registered Nurse 2007-11-09)'Practitioners such as nurses, the largest group of health care providers, will welcome the opportunity to add MI to their toolkit....Recommended.' (Choice 2007-11-09) Read more About the Author Stephen Rollnick, PhD, is Honorary Distinguished Professor at the Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health at Cardiff University, United Kingdom. A clinical psychologist with many years of experience and a codeveloper of MI, as well as a cofounder of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, Dr. Rollnick provides consultancy and training on the subjects of motivation, change, and MI. His research and guidelines for good practice have been widely published, and his work on implementation continues, with a current focus on children with HIV/AIDS in Africa, pregnant teens in deprived communities, and MI for teachers and sports coaches. With William R. Miller, Dr. Rollnick is coauthor of the classic work Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change, now in its third edition. William R. Miller, PhD, is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, where he joined the faculty in 1976. He served as Director of Clinical Training for UNM's American Psychological Association-approved doctoral program in clinical psychology and as Codirector of UNM’s Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions. Dr. Miller’s publications include 35 books and more than 400 articles and chapters. He introduced the concept of motivational interviewing in a 1983 article. The Institute for Scientific Information names him as one of the world's most cited scientists.Christopher C. Butler, MD, is Professor of Primary Care Medicine and head of the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Cardiff University, UK. He trained in medicine at the University of Cape Town and in clinical epidemiology at the University of Toronto. For his doctoral work, under the direction of Stephen Rollnick, he developed and evaluated behavior change counseling and conducted qualitative research into patients’ perceptions of advice against smoking from clinicians. Dr. Butler has published more than 70 papers, mainly on health behavior change and common infections. He has a general medical practice in a former coal-mining town in south Wales.   Read more

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Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors

Pdf Medical Books Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors

Pdf:Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors.Review 'This beautifully written, sensitive volume on how to treat the clients that many deem hopeless is a must read for those working with trauma. It will take you to new places and enable you to reach for your clients and find them when they cannot find themselves. Enjoy!' Sue Johnson, PhD, professor, researcher, and author of Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships 'Written by one of the preeminent experts in the field of trauma and dissociation, Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors imparts a vision of hope and validation to those suffering from complex trauma and the therapists who treat them. Janina Fisher’s exceptional ability to synthesize the best of cutting edge trauma psychotherapies has resulted in a brilliant and unique roadmap for resolving chronic traumatization. Written with heart, clarity, and precision, this accessible and practical book is an outstanding contribution to the field.' Pat Ogden, PhD, founder, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute 'The role of cumulative trauma in the fragmentation of self-experience, the strategies for identifying, together with the client, the non-integrated parts of the personality during the clinical exchanges, and the integrating power of the psychotherapy dialogue have rarely been dealt with in such a convincing and original way as in the pages of this fascinating book.' Giovanni Liotti, MD, APC School of Psychotherapy, Rome, Italy 'Janina Fisher’s unique blending of IFS ‘parts’ with sensorimotor and mindfulness-based therapy is a terrific enhancement to psychodynamic work. Although grounded in structural dissociation theory and trauma treatment, Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors offers insights that will enrich the knowledge-base of therapists treating higher-functioning as well as deeply traumatized individuals. I recommend this remarkable book to all psychotherapists, especially psychodynamic ones, who will discover an extraordinary opportunity to expand their clinical horizons.' Kenneth A. Frank, PhD, Psychotherapy Integration Training Program, National Institute for Psychotherapies Read more About the Author Janina Fisher, PhD, is assistant education director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) consultant, and a former instructor at the Trauma Center, a clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known for her expertise as a clinician, author, and presenter, she is also past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, a former instructor at Harvard Medical School, and coauthor (with Pat Ogden) of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment. Read more

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DBT® Skills Manual for Adolescents

Pdf Medical Books DBT® Skills Manual for Adolescents

Pdf:DBT® Skills Manual for Adolescents.Review 'Make no mistake: Rathus and Miller are the experts on adolescent DBT. No clinicians in this rapidly expanding field better know the ins and outs of working with teens. This volume reveals in fine detail how to deliver this treatment to teens and their families in a way that will engage them, reach them, and offer them hope. This skills manual is an essential addition to their body of work, likely to make clinicians’ jobs easier while enhancing outcomes, and sure to touch many lives.'--from the Foreword by Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, Director, Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, University of Washington 'This book is a 'must' for beginners learning DBT in classrooms and in practice environments, and also includes many helpful gems for seasoned DBT clinicians. The skill descriptions, exercises, discussion points, and homework assignments reflect a deep understanding of the developmental problems and needs of teens and their parents. The skills are put into everyday, understandable situations, making this an incredibly useful manual. My copy will be dog-eared within weeks!'--Alan E. Fruzzetti, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno 'Rathus and Miller are excellent clinicians and gifted writers who have once again teamed up to write a practical, relevant manual. I became absorbed by the book's content and clarity. It is practical in a way that helps clinicians speak to adolescents with compassion and work with them effectively. Accessible instruction is provided for applying DBT skills to a broad range of complex and maladaptive adolescent behaviors. The skills are presented with maximal utility and a minimum of jargon. For anyone working with adolescents, this is the most comprehensive DBT manual yet.'--Blaise Aguirre, MD, Medical Director, 3East Dialectical Behavior Therapy program, McLean Hospital; Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School 'Rathus and Miller have led the way in extending DBT to the world of adolescents. Now these true treatment pioneers provide a clear and efficient package for clinicians who want to implement the approach. DBT gives struggling teens and their families the crucial opportunity to learn skills and strategies for building a brighter future. This is a 'must-have' resource for mental health providers.'--Perry D. Hoffman, PhD, Co-Founder and President, National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder 'This amazing book is absolutely invaluable for clinicians who treat adolescents struggling to control their emotions and behavior. Written by the world's leading authorities on this topic, this manual outlines the state of the art in adolescent DBT, and does so in a way that is clear, accessible, and easy to implement. This is one of those rare books that every clinician should own--and use.'--Matthew K. Nock, PhD, Department of Psychology, Harvard University 'Self-harm and other high-risk behaviors in teenagers represent huge challenges to families and health care professionals. This manual offers an exceptional and creative set of practical tools that really work and that are well accepted by teens and their parents. If you treat adolescents with problems regulating their emotions and behaviors, this volume is indispensable.'--Lars Mehlum, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Suicidology, University of Oslo, Norway  'There is a wealth of information that defines DBT for adolescents and explains what it addresses. The individual sessions outlined are very helpful. I think any school social worker who read through the (several) activities and handouts would feel enthusiastic about how practical and helpful the skills are….The sessions are laid out in an organized manner with suggestions about where leaders should jump in….The details, handouts, and activities are very valuable.” (School Social Work Journal 2016-04-01)'Provides us with a very up-to-date iteration of DBT skills as they have been developed for adolescents and their parents. The book is comprehensive, very inclusive, and carefully detailed….This text could clearly be used in any graduate psychology training program, social work training program, or psychiatric residency where DBT skills are taught and where students can participate in an ongoing DBT treatment program.” (Child and Family Behavior Therapy 2015-08-03) Read more About the Author Jill H. Rathus, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Long Island University Post, where she directs the DBT scientist-practitioner training program within the clinical psychology doctoral program. She is also Co-Director and Co-Founder of Cognitive Behavioral Associates, a group private practice in Great Neck, New York, specializing in DBT and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Her clinical and research interests include DBT, CBT, adolescent suicidality, intimate partner violence, anxiety disorders, and assessment. Dr. Rathus has developed and conducted programs in DBT for adolescents and adults as well as males referred for intimate partner violence, and has received foundation and university funding to study, adapt, and develop assessment tools for DBT. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on DBT, adolescent suicide, couple therapy, intimate partner violence, personality disorders, assessment, and anxiety disorders. She is the coauthor of books including DBT® Skills in Schools, DBT® Skills Manual for Adolescents, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents. Alec L. Miller, PsyD, is Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants, White Plains and New York, New York, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. Dr. Miller served for over 20 years as Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychology, Director of the Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program, and Associate Director of Psychology Training at Montefiore Medical Center. He is a scientific advisor to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and the National Educational Alliance of Borderline Personality Disorder, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and past Chair of the International Society for the Improvement and Training of DBT. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and books on topics including DBT, adolescent suicide, childhood maltreatment, and borderline personality disorder. He is the coauthor of DBT® Skills in Schools, DBT® Skills Manual for Adolescents, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents. He has conducted over 400 lectures and workshops around the world, training thousands of mental health professionals in DBT.  Read more

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How to Think Like a Behavior Analyst: Understanding the Science That Can Change Your Life

Pdf Medical Books How to Think Like a Behavior Analyst: Understanding the Science That Can Change Your Life

Pdf:How to Think Like a Behavior Analyst: Understanding the Science That Can Change Your Life.Review ...a very easy to read, passionate volume that addresses a range of issues for students, parents, and teachers.—PsycCRITIQUES Read more About the Author Jon S. Bailey, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at Florida State University where he teaches graduate courses for behavior analysts. Dr. Bailey is a founding director of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board™, and he is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst™. Dr. Bailey received the Distinguished Service to Behavior Analysis Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis in 2005. Dr. Bailey is co-author of the books How Dogs Learn, Ethics for Behavior Analysts, and Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis. He has given major addresses at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Mary R. Burch, Ph.D., is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst™. She is also a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. Dr. Burch is an award winning writer and frequent judge of writing contests. She has published eight books and over 200 articles. Dr. Burch has been a reviewer for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and her behavioral research has been published by the U.S. Department of Education. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and she is known for her writing about using behavior analysis in animal training. Read more

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Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis

Pdf Medical Books Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis

Pdf:Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis.Review 'Fisher, Piazza, and Roane have assembled leading behavior analysts to provide a strong foundation in applied behavior analysis (ABA). Readers will gain both an understanding of the science and an appreciation for how ABA can benefit education, school psychology, autism treatment, behavioral medicine, and other disciplines. A major strength of the book is the high caliber of the contributing authors. This handbook will be a useful text for graduate courses, particularly those in the growing number of university programs focused on training individuals in advanced ABA.'--Robert H. Horner, PhD, Alumni-Knight Endowed Professor of Special Education, University of Oregon 'This is an authoritative volume for practitioners, graduate students, and academicians. Authors include many top contributors to the field, who address basic principles; assessment and intervention; and specific applications in such areas as autism, education, addiction, and gerontology. The Handbook is well organized and chock full of valuable information. A great go-to resource.'--Travis Thompson, PhD, Special Education Program, University of Minnesota'The Handbook brings together the collective expertise of leading scientists and practitioners who cover the full range of topics relevant to applied behavior analysis. The breadth and depth of topics covered make this volume unique; I have no doubt that it will become a 'must-have' book for students, practitioners, and researchers alike.'--Louis Hagopian, PhD, Program Director, Neurobehavioral Unit, Kennedy Krieger Institute; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Read more About the Author Wayne W. Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D, is the H. B. Munroe Professor of Behavioral Research in the Munroe-Meyer Institute and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Dr. Fisher’s research interests include preference, choice, and the assessment and treatment of autism and severe behavior disorders. He is a recipient of the Bush Leadership Fellowship Award and the American Psychological Association (Division 25) award for distinguished contributions to applied behavioral research. Cathleen C. Piazza, PhD, is a Professor at the Munroe-Meyer Institute and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she is also Director of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program. Dr. Piazza's research examines various aspects of feeding behavior in children with disabilities, with a focus on behavioral approaches to assessment and treatment. Henry S. Roane, PhD, BCBA-D, is Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Director of the University’s Family Behavior Analysis Clinic. He is currently an Associate Editor for Behavior Analysis in Practice and serves on the boards of directors of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board and the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Dr. Roane's research and clinical interests focus on the assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, preference identification, and program development. Read more

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Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition: How to Foster Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency

Pdf Medical Books Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition: How to Foster Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency

Pdf:Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition: How to Foster Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency.Review 'This book is rooted in a lucid understanding of developmental and attachment processes and the impact that trauma has on them. Described in a way that reflects years of clinical experience, the interventions are sensitive to the complexities of clinical work with children, and provide guidance for working with caregivers, families, and systems of care. The book is encyclopedic--it is chock-full of information on everything from developmental theory to therapist self-care, matching interventions to patient needs, and implementation strategies.'--Marylene Cloitre, PhD, Associate Director of Research, National Center for PTSD Dissemination and Training Division; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University 'Confronted with the suffering of a child exposed to stress and adversity, it is easy for a clinician to become overwhelmed, unsure where to even begin addressing the complexly troubled and often chaotic lives of the child and his or her caregiving system. The ARC framework avoids doing what is all too common--simply affixing a diagnostic label to a traumatized child and providing a referral to a physician for medication. In clear, accessible, and direct language, using case illustrations, the authors present an integrative framework for addressing complex developmental trauma and the behaviors that signify it. ARC respects the art of therapeutic intervention while offering concrete goals, strategies, and interventions to guide the process of treatment toward health and well-being.'--Sandra L. Bloom, MD, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University 'The second edition of this extraordinary volume offers an even more integrated and comprehensive resource. The authors have fine-tuned the ARC framework, seamlessly linking theory and practice, individuals and systems, the needs and resources of children and their caregivers, behavior and triggers, and problems and solutions. They know what makes these kids tick--and how to help them. ARC is a practical, reassuring, step-wise approach that helps us to increase our own capacity for attachment, regulation, and competence as we do the same for dysregulated kids and their overwhelmed systems. If you have reached an impasse with a distressed child in the home, office, school, or treatment center, or if you need just the right handout, activity, worksheet, session tracking checklist, or educational resource to support traumatized children and caregivers, this essential book is for you.'--Martha B. Straus, PhD, Department of Clinical Psychology, Antioch University New England 'The second edition of this excellent treatment guide provides cutting-edge information on working with children who have been exposed to complex developmental trauma and their caregivers. Adaptable for a variety of settings, ARC offers detailed strategies that increase the child’s integration of traumatic experiences and the caregiver’s capacities to nurture, parent, and provide optimal attachment experiences. Theoretical concepts are illustrated throughout by case examples, and are linked to extensive practical material on the core domains of attachment, regulation, and competency. This book represents an important contribution to the child trauma field and is highly recommended for new and experienced clinicians alike.'--Cheryl Lanktree, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California 'An excellent resource for professionals in both clinical and educational settings. Blaustein and Kinniburgh effectively explain the complexity of developmental trauma, its impact on youth, and the need for individualized treatment, and present their ARC framework. The second edition elaborates on applications of ARC outside traditional clinical settings. It provides useful tools for professionals working with traumatized children, including downloadable activities and worksheets. Graduate students in school psychology, school counseling, pediatric neuropsychology, and clinical child psychology will benefit from reading this book in classes and using it as a resource in their future careers.'--Terry Diamanduros, PhD, School Psychology Program, Georgia Southern University'A comprehensive, practical guide....I would highly recommend [it] to anyone interested in the field.' (on the first edition) (Journal of Mental Health 2011-06-01) Read more About the Author Margaret E. Blaustein, PhD, a practicing clinical psychologist, is Director of the Center for Trauma Training in Needham, Massachusetts. Her career has focused on the understanding and treatment of complex childhood trauma and its sequelae. Since 2004, Dr. Blaustein has worked with Kristine M. Kinniburgh on the development, implementation, and refinement of the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) intervention approach. She has provided extensive training and consultation to providers in the United States and internationally.   Kristine M. Kinniburgh, LCSW, is Director of Trauma Services for Justice Resource Institute Connecticut. In this role, she focuses primarily on ensuring that trauma-impacted individuals and their families receive quality care that emphasizes the promotion of resilient outcomes. Since 2004, Ms. Kinniburgh has worked with Margaret E. Blaustein on the development, implementation, and refinement of the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) intervention approach. They are coauthors of the foster parent curriculum ARC Reflections and the caregiver skill building curriculum ARC Grow. Read more

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A Therapist's Guide to EMDR: Tools and Techniques for Successful Treatment

Pdf Medical Books A Therapist's Guide to EMDR: Tools and Techniques for Successful Treatment

Pdf:A Therapist's Guide to EMDR: Tools and Techniques for Successful Treatment.Review Crafted by a seasoned clinician...her abundant examples are helpful and thought provoking...leave one pondering with appreciation the intervention she describes. (PsycCRITIQUES, American Psychological Association, Arnold Bruhn) REVIEW: Any interested practitioner will benefit from an encounter with this novel approach to helping patients recover from trauma. (New England Psychologist, Paul Efthim P.h.D)Crafted by a seasoned clinician...her abundant examples are helpful and thought provoking...leave one pondering with appreciation the intervention she describes. Read more Review Crafted by a seasoned clinician...her abundant examples are helpful and thought provoking...leave one pondering with appreciation the intervention she describes. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Biological Psychology

Pdf Medical Books Biological Psychology

Pdf:Biological Psychology.Review 'Very accessible to students. Well organized within each chapter and the modular structure allows instructors flexibility to customize their course. It is well written and has ample illustrations and real world application of concepts.''Very well written and easy to follow. Students find it very reader-friendly. It is up to the students' writing levels. The author includes key terms when necessary; [the book] suffices to cover biological psychology.' Read more About the Author James W. Kalat is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at North Carolina State University, where he taught courses in introduction to psychology and biological psychology from 1977 through 2012. He received an AB degree summa cum laude from Duke University and a PhD in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the author of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (10th Edition) and co-author with Michelle Shiota of EMOTION (2nd Edition). In addition to textbooks, he has written journal articles on taste-aversion learning, the teaching of psychology, and other topics. He was twice the program chair for the annual convention of the American Psychological Society, now named the Association for Psychological Science. Read more

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Anatomy & Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing, 5th (with Anatesse Software Printed Access Card)

Pdf Medical Books Anatomy & Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing, 5th (with Anatesse Software Printed Access Card)

Pdf:Anatomy & Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing, 5th (with Anatesse Software Printed Access Card).Review 'The content of these chapters is theoretically sound and accurate. The material is thorough and very up to date. The material has considerable depth. The chapters are very thorough. The chapters have been updated to reflect recent technology (e.g. use of neuroimaging, use of ultrasound). The chapters have also been updated to reflect recent research. The text is very rich with elements to break up the material and provide multidimensional learning opportunities. In addition to the outlines and study guides, there are margin definitions/pointers and inset information boxes, Anatesse lessons.' Read more About the Author J. Anthony (Tony) Seikel, Ph.D., is professor of communication sciences and disorders at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. His research interests center on the relationship of pathology to acoustics and perception, as well as improving pedagogy through technology. He has recently been studying the relationship between oromyofunctional disorders and oropharyngeal dysphagia. He earned his B.S. in Speech and Hearing from Phillips University, his M.A. in Speech Pathology from Wichita State University, and a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Kansas. Read more

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Energetic Kinesiology: Principles and Practice

Pdf Medical Books Energetic Kinesiology: Principles and Practice

Pdf:Energetic Kinesiology: Principles and Practice.About the Author Charles T Krebs PhD is a biologist and applied physiologist, and one of the founders of the Learning Enhancement Acupressure Program (LEAP) a program for the correction of most learning problems.He researches, teaches and lectures internationally on LEAP, kinesiology, anatomy and physiology, and neurology. Charles is the author of two books in English, A Revolutionary Way of Thinking: From a Near Fatal Accident to a new Science of Healing, and Nutrition for the Brain: Feeding your Brain for Optimum Performance.Dr Krebs began his professional career as a marine biologist, teaching in the USA and then working as a researcher in Australia. A diving accident left him paralyzed from the waist down, but by deploying various complementary health techniques he was able to walk again.He found kinesiology especially helpful, and devoted some years to studying energy medicine and Applied Physiology. He opened the Melbourne Applied Physiology Clinic in 1989, eventually moving back to the USA to work on the LEAP program at the Lydian Center near Boston, USA.Tania O'Neill McGowan has a Bachelor of Science (Physics) and a Graduate Diploma of Education, as well as over 10 years' experience in the fields of Energy Medicine, Kinesiology and Education. In addition to her formal education, Tania has completed 2 years at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing in the USA. Tania currently owns and manages O'Neill Kinesiology College, the largest Energetic Kinesiology training college in Western Australia delivering modern Energetic Kinesiology techniques in a fully integrated program. Tania has developed one of the first Advanced Diploma of Kinesiology training programs and is currently developing a Graduate Diploma of Kinesiology qualification. For the last 5 years Tania has dedicated herself to raising the profile of Energetic Kinesiology and increasing the professionalism of Kinesiology training within Australia. Read more

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Osteopathic and Chiropractic Techniques for Manual Therapists: A Comprehensive Guide to Spinal and Peripheral Manipulations

Pdf Medical Books Osteopathic and Chiropractic Techniques for Manual Therapists: A Comprehensive Guide to Spinal and Peripheral Manipulations

Pdf:Osteopathic and Chiropractic Techniques for Manual Therapists: A Comprehensive Guide to Spinal and Peripheral Manipulations.Review A superb collection of valuable information regarding the use of HVLAT manipulations for any manual therapist, regardless of background or school of thought. This book would make a remarkable addition to anyone's library who wishes to further their understanding and performance of the techniques they are utilizing. Author: Cody Phillips, PTA Director of Social Networking at American Musculoskeletal InstituteThis book is an essential buy for undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors looking to develop their manual therapy skills. I have attended the authors' Chiropractic and Osteopathic Manipulation course, and the book complements it perfectly with clear illustrations and descriptions of the techniques they taught, along with enhanced theoretical knowledge to enable their safe and effective application. I will certainly be using this book to facilitate my continued clinical practice. Author: Joe Lewis BSc MCSP HCPC, Premier League Football PhysiotherapistA much needed compendium ... which delivers a greater body of knowledge and practical skills to any practitioner of manual manipulation. Author: Ulrik Sandstrom BSc, DC, ICCSD, FRCC, FBCA, FEAC, elite sports chiropractor and fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors Read more Book Description The first book ever to bring together the best techniques from chiropractic and osteopathy Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems (Point (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins))

Pdf Medical Books Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems (Point (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins))

Pdf:Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems (Point (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins)).Now in its 25th year, this best-selling work is the only neuroanatomy atlas to integrate neuroanatomy and neurobiology with extensive clinical information. It combines full-color anatomical illustrations with over 200 MRI, CT, MRA, and MRV images to clearly demonstrate anatomical-clinical correlations. This edition contains many new MRI/CT images and is fully updated to conform to Terminologia Anatomica. Fifteen innovative new color illustrations correlate clinical images of lesions at strategic locations on pathways with corresponding deficits in Brown-Sequard syndrome, dystonia, Parkinson disease, and other conditions. The question-and-answer chapter contains over 235 review questions, many USMLE-style. Interactive Neuroanatomy, Version 3, an online component packaged with the atlas, contains new brain slice series, including coronal, axial, and sagittal slices.

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Sidman's Neuroanatomy: A Programmed Learning Tool (Point (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins))

Pdf Medical Books Sidman's Neuroanatomy: A Programmed Learning Tool (Point (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins))

Pdf:Sidman's Neuroanatomy: A Programmed Learning Tool (Point (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins)).Sidman's Neuroanatomy: A Programmed Learning Tool, Second Editionis an innovative combined neuroanatomy text and review that covers the structure of the entire nervous system. Its unique programmed learning approach allows students to easily retain information and learn at their own pace by slowly building on previously learned concepts throughout each chapter.The programmed learning approach introduces new information and reviews previously learned information by presenting it in new contexts, calling attention to important details and illustrating steps in a reasoning process. This learning method adds to and reinforces the student's understanding and retention of neuroanatomical knowledge.This edition features updated illustrations, a systems-based organization, and new concepts on the cerebellum, extrapyramidal pathways, special sensory pathways, diencephalon, ventricular system, and vascular anatomy. Terminology has been updated to conform toTerminologia Anatomica.

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The Science & Practice of Manual Therapy, 2e

Pdf Medical Books The Science & Practice of Manual Therapy, 2e

Pdf:The Science & Practice of Manual Therapy, 2e.From the Author Eyal Lederman, Director, the Centre for Professional Development in Osteopathy and Manual Therapy, London UK Read more About the Author Dr Eyel Lederman is Director, Centre for Professional Development in Manual Therapy, London, UK and a practicing osteopath. Eyal completed his PhD in physiotherapy at King’s College London where he researched the neurophysiology of manual therapy. He is actively involved in manual therapy research at UCL, exploring the clinical use of functional stretching. Eyal regularly teaches manual therapy techniques and the physiological basis of manual therapy in different schools across the UK and abroad. He has published many articles in the area and is the author of Harmonic Technique, The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy, Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Manual and Physical Therapies and Therapeutic Stretching: Towards a Functional Approach. Read more

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Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP)

Pdf Medical Books Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP)

Pdf:Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP).About the Author Associate editor: Jeanette Zaichkin, RN, MN, NNP-BC Jeanette Zaichkin has been a neonatal nurse for more than 30 years. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, and received her master's degree from the University of Washington. Jeanette has worked as a staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, manager, and neonatal outreach coordinator in a variety of settings, including community hospitals and major medical centers. She has numerous publications and has served as a consultant and editor for the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program since 1998. Jeanette leads Positive Pressure, her business enterprise that provides consultation and program development for neonatal resuscitation, simulation and debriefing, and instructor development.   Read more

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Clinical Cardiology Made Ridiculously Simple (Rapid Learning and Retention Through the Medmaster)

Pdf Medical Books Clinical Cardiology Made Ridiculously Simple (Rapid Learning and Retention Through the Medmaster)

Pdf:Clinical Cardiology Made Ridiculously Simple (Rapid Learning and Retention Through the Medmaster).Review A tour de force... practical, concise, easy to use, very up-to-date... for everyone... medical students... residents... cardiology fellows... internists... cardiologists. --Cardiovascular Reviews & Reports, May-June, 2004 Read more About the Author Michael A. Chizner, M.D., renowned cardiologist, Founder and former Chief Medical Director of The Heart Center of Excellence of Broward Health, was recently named in the Top 1% in the Nation in the first Top Doctors List compiled by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Chizner graduated with highest honors from Cornell University Medical College. He received his medical residency training at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and his cardiology training at Georgetown University, where he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and American Heart Association. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, and Barry University. Dr. Chizner has served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Florida Board of Medicine. He has also served on the Editorial Advisory Boards of national cardiology journals, and has been Director and Keynote Speaker at national and regional medical education conferences. He has written and edited numerous articles and books in cardiology. His widely read textbook, Clinical Cardiology Made Ridiculously Simple is currently being used in medical schools throughout the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Chizner spearheaded the establishment of the Heart Center of Excellence at Broward General Medical Center, overseeing an exceptional roster of experienced cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, whose clinical expertise, superior outcomes, and strongly positive patient satisfaction ratings earned Broward General Medical Center the distinction as the only high performing hospital in Broward County for cardiology and heart surgery, according to U.S. News & World Report. Read more

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Bed Number Ten

Pdf Medical Books Bed Number Ten

Pdf:Bed Number Ten.Review ...'offers invaluable messages for anyone dealing with dependency, suffering, loneliness, helplessness, or acute or chronic debilitating diseases - in short, for anyone taking care of others. No one reading this book will ever again regard the helpless or incommunicative patient the same way.'- New England Journal of Medicine Read more

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Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia: In Cardiac and Noncardiac Surgery

Pdf Medical Books Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia: In Cardiac and Noncardiac Surgery

Pdf:Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia: In Cardiac and Noncardiac Surgery.Review 'This is a very high quality book that covers all aspects of cardiothoracic anesthesiology. The online resources are valuable and easy to access. The updates to this edition are important in this constantly evolving field, particularly in the rapidly expanding areas of cardiac assist devices and minimally invasive procedures. Many books choose to focus on certain aspects of cardiac anesthesia and do not cover all aspects of the field in as detailed a fashion as this one does.' - Christopher P Owen, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation) Doody’s Score: 95 - 4 Stars! Read more

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Vascular Neurology Board Review: Questions and Answers

Pdf Medical Books Vascular Neurology Board Review: Questions and Answers

Pdf:Vascular Neurology Board Review: Questions and Answers.Vascular Neurology Board Review: Questions and AnswersSecond EditionExpanded and updated successor to the only question and answer review book for vascular neurologyNow with 620 questions―more than 250 completely new to this edition―this review guide has been thoroughly revised to reflect current science and clinical knowledge. With improved diagnostic-quality images, an emphasis on new drugs, and added chapters devoted to anatomy, clinical trials and ethics, neuro-ophthalmology, and case studies, this comprehensive review covers the full range of topics tested on the ABPN vascular neurology certification and MOC exams.Vascular Neurology Board Review is an engaging, active method to gauge proficiency and identify gaps for further study. Questions and answers with detailed rationales address a broad mix of topics including basic science, pharmacology, epidemiology and prevention, recovery and rehabilitation, and recognition, evaluation, and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases and associated clinical problems. Each answer is accompanied by a relevant reference to guide further study. The book is a must-have review tool for anyone taking the vascular neurology subspecialty exam, and for physicians who want to enhance their understanding of stroke and stroke-related issues and concerns.Key Features:Contains 620 board-style questions and answers with rationales and referencesCovers all topic areas on the ABPN content outline for vascular neurology boards and the MOC exam85 images reinforce key diagnostic points and build interpretive skills5 new chaptersAll questions reviewed and updated to include the latest scientific, clinical, and treatment informationIncludes downloadable ebook to broaden study options

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Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death

Pdf Medical Books Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death

Pdf:Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death.Review “A fascinating discussion that addresses medical, moral and social issues and their implications for understanding consciousness, self-awareness and the soul.” (—Kirkus)“What happens when we die, and what lies beyond death’s door, are among human-kind’s most enduring questions. Erasing Death offers groundbreaking new insights into these vital questions. You won’t want to miss out on this outstanding and highly recommended book.” (—Jeffrey Long, M.D., author of the New York Times bestselling Evidence of the Afterlife)“Parnia convincingly argues that death is a dynamic biological process that only begins once the heart stops beating. Modern medicine and technology have now made it feasible for consciousness to persist in the dying brain—and come back to life.” (—Stephan A. Mayer, M.D., professor of neurology and neurological surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons)“Based on his studies on ‘near-death experiences’ (or even better ‘actual-death experiences’), Parnia gives convincing arguments that there is a continuation of consciousness after physical death and that we have to reconsider our current definition of death. An important and highly recommended book.” (—Pim van Lommel, cardiologist, NDE researcher, and author of Consciousness Beyond Life)“A fascinating and informative book, written by this cutting-edge researcher on the forefront of resuscitation. Erasing Death may change the way we practice medicine.” (—Tom P. Auferheide, M.D., FACEP, FACC, FAHA, professor of emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin)“Erasing Death is a solidly researched and carefully presented story that will astound readers and make them rethink what we believe about the border between life and death.” (-Bruce Greyson, M.D., Carlson Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Viginia Health System)“Parnia has captured the miracle of life… The public should learn from these compelling stories.” (—Robert E. O'Connor, M.D., MPH,professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine)“Parnia has the extraordinary ability to communicate these complex concepts in a way that readers will understand. The result is a piece of work that is both stimulating and highly informative.” (—Jerry Nolan, M.D., consultant in anesthesia and intensive care medicine at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK, and editor-in-chief of Resuscitation)“Parnia demonstrates that consciousness can persist after the disappearance of any outward sign of brain activity... His story gives hope for future improvements.” (—Graham Nichol, M.D., MPH, FRCP(C),director of the University of Washington–Harborview Center for Prehospital Emergency Care in Seattle, Washington)“[Parnia] helps bring people back from the dead—and some return with stories. Their tales could help save lives, and even challenge traditional scientific ideas about the nature of consciousness.” (Wired) Read more From the Back Cover Contrary to popular belief, death is not a moment in time, such as when the heart stops beating, respiration ceases, or the brain stops functioning. Death, rather, is a process—a process that can be interrupted well after it has begun. Innovative techniques, such as drastically reducing the patient's body temperature, have proven to be effective in revitalizing both the body and mind, but studies show they are only employed in approximately half of the hospitals throughout the United States and Europe.In Erasing Death, Dr. Sam Parnia presents cutting-edge research from the front line of critical care and resuscitation medicine that has enabled modern doctors to routinely reverse death, while also shedding light on the ultimate mystery: what happens to human consciousness during and after death. Parnia reveals how medical discoveries focused on saving lives have also inadvertently raised the possibility that some form of 'afterlife' may be uniquely ours, as evidenced by the continuation of the human mind and psyche in the first few hours after death. Questions about the 'self' and the 'soul' that were once relegated to theology, philosophy, or even science fiction are now being examined afresh according to rigorous scientific research.With physicians such as Parnia at the forefront, we are on the verge of discovering a new universal science of consciousness that reveals the nature of the mind and a future where death is not the final defeat, but is in fact reversible. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Pocket Medicine: The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Internal Medicine

Pdf Medical Books Pocket Medicine: The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Internal Medicine

Pdf:Pocket Medicine: The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Internal Medicine.Quick access to key clinical information and solutions to common problems in internal medicine – as close as your pocket! Pocket Medicine, Sixth Edition , is your go-to resource for fast answers to diagnostic questions you’ll face on rounds and exams. Prepared by residents and attending physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, this portable, best-selling reference tackles the diagnosis and treatment of the most common disorders in cardiology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, nephrology, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, rheumatology, and neurology. Bulleted lists, tables, and algorithms focus on the information you need in order to make an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.Completely updated throughout to keep you current with what’s new in internal medicine.6-ring looseleaf binder accommodates notes and is small enough to fit in a pocket.16-page color insert displays classic normal and abnormal radiographs, CT scans, echocardiograms, peripheral blood smears, and urinalyses commonly seen in the practice of internal medicine.User-friendly tabs and a 2-color design help you find information quickly.References to landmark papers help you answer questions from attendings and residents – all from a trusted source acceptable for use on rounds.Surgical, OB-GYN, and ophthalmic consult section guides you to ask the right questions and get the best care for your patients.Ideal for medical students, interns, residents, advanced practice nurses, PAs, and candidates reviewing for internal medicine board exams.

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The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need

Pdf Medical Books The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need

Pdf:The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need.Clear and concise, The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need has provided quick and accurate discussions on using an EKG to diagnose cardiac and non-cardiac conditions for nearly 30 years. This ninth edition is packed with full-color illustrations, real-world clinical scenarios, and step-by-step instructions—giving you the practical guidance you need to use an EKG in actual clinical settings with patients.Outlines processes for identifying and interpreting arrhythmias, myocardial infarctions, hypertrophy, atrial fibrillation, and other disorders.Features a lighthearted, lively writing style designed to be compelling and minimize confusion of principles discussed.New content added to reflect recent clinical and technological advancements.Depicts real-life clinical situations and provides important clinical context for EKG use.Advises on the dangers of over-reliance on computer interpretations and includes many other practical considerations that other books leave out.New EKG cases available in the companion eBook illustrate key concepts discussed throughout the book.Enrich Your eBook Reading Experience with Enhanced Video, Audio and Interactive Capabilities!Read directly on your preferred device(s), such as computer, tablet, or smartphone.Easily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speech.Adapt for unique reading needs, supporting learning disabilities, visual/auditory impairments, second-language or literacy challenges, and more.

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Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

Pdf Medical Books Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

Pdf:Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking.Perform an accurate, efficient, and effective physical examination with confidence.Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking provides authoritative, step-by-step guidance on performing the patient interview and physical examination, applying clinical reasoning, shared decision-making, and other core assessment skills—all based on a firm understanding of clinical evidence. This highly regarded text includes fully illustrated, step-by-step techniques that outline the correct performance of the physical examination and an easy-to-follow two-column format featuring examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right. Bates’ also includes a unit on special populations, covering special stages in the life cycle—infancy through adolescence, pregnancy, and aging. Clinical pearls , printed in blue, highlight key points throughout the text.Text boxes help readers quickly find important summaries of clinical conditions and tips for challenging examination techniques.Many new and updated photographs and illustrations support the text, and figures are now numbered for easy identification and reference. Rewritten chapter on evaluating clinical evidence clarifies key concepts to ensure student understanding.Revised and expanded chapter on the skin, hair, and nails includes new dermatology photographs and provides the framework for assessing common lesions and abnormalities.Updated behavior and mental status chapter now references DSM-5 .Significantly revised information on obesity and nutrition counseling; cardiovascular risk factor screening and new clinical guidelines; new screening guidelines for breast cancer, colon cancer, Papanicolau smears, and stroke risk factors; updated information on STIs; new geriatric assessment tools; and much more.New life cycle content , including an increased emphasis on cardiovascular health promotion and child development; updated pregnancy topics such as weight gain, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence; and new information on the older adult, including frailty, immunizations, cancer screening, cognitive decline and dementia screening, and a new algorithm for falls prevention. Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking is the #1 choice for complete, authoritative guidance on mastering every aspect of the all-important physical examination. Don’t Miss These Additional Resources also Available for Purchase:Bates’ Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Eighth EditionThe Pocket Guide is an abbreviated version of the Bates’ twelfth edition textbook, designed for portability and convenience at the bedside.Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination (www.batesvisualguide.com)Recently refilmed, these 18 volumes of examination videos (as well as 10 additional OSCEs) depict experienced clinicians conducting each of the regional examinations. The videos demonstrate visually the varying techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation in the regional examinations and special populations.

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Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Twentieth Edition (Vol.1 & Vol.2)

Pdf Medical Books Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Twentieth Edition (Vol.1 & Vol.2)

Pdf:Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Twentieth Edition (Vol.1 & Vol.2).From the Back Cover 5 STAR REVIEW FROM DOODY’S “This is a book for all students of medicine no matter their level of experience.”'...the leading comprehensive authority in internal medicine.'ReviewerVincent Carr,  DO, MSA, FACC, FACP  (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)DescriptionFor internal medicine specialists, Harrison's has been the go-to reference on the current understanding of pathophysiology for decades. This 20th edition updates the 19th edition published in 2012.PurposeThe purpose remains the same: to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date reference for learners throughout their careers, from medical students through experienced attending physicians and consultants.AudienceThis is a book for all students of medicine no matter their level of experience. The authors have brought together the most knowledgeable and experienced experts to review the latest updates from the journal literature to provide a foundation for the practice of medicine.FeaturesThe book is divided into 20 parts that cover broad topics such as the profession of medicine, cardinal manifestations and presentation of disease, oncology and hematology, immune-mediated, inflammatory, and rheumatological diseases, and disorders associated with environmental exposures. The parts are further divided into specific topic sections, such as pain, therapy for bacterial disease, neurologic critical care. Finally, these sections are subdivided into chapters covering conditions such as urticaria, angioedema, and allergic rhinitis, with lists of further reading suggestions. Throughout the book, there are a great number of full-color figures, algorithms, and intuitive tables to support the text. As readers become familiar with the book's format, it is very easy to use the pertinent patient management algorithm in the front cover page that refers them directly to the relevant page. There is also a listing of available videos; supplemental topics, such as microbial bioterrorism, technique of lumbar puncture; and atlases of rashes, oral manifestations of disease, and electrocardiography. An electronic version of the book is available for separate purchase through the AccessMedicine website, which allows a 30-day trial subscription.AssessmentThis new edition continues the outstanding history of this book as the leading comprehensive authority in internal medicine. Read more About the Author J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhDRobert G. Dunlop Professor of Medicine; Dean, Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine; Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Anthony S. Fauci, MD Chief, Laboratory of Immunoregulation; Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MarylandDennis L. Kasper, MDWilliam Ellery Channing Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Division of Immunology, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MassachusettsStephen L. Hauser, MDDirector, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Robert A. Fishman Distinguished Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CaliforniaDan L. Longo, MDProfessor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Deputy Editor, New England Journal of Medicine, Boston, MassachusettsJoseph Loscalzo, MD, PhDHersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chairman, Department of Medicine; Physician-in-Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Read more

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Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

Pdf Medical Books Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

Pdf:Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking.Access physical assessment techniques in a flash—anytime, anywhere!This concise and trusted reference provides authoritative guidance on how to perform the patient interview, physical examination, and other core assessments as well as how to apply clinical reasoning and use shared decision-making in a quick-reference format—all based on a firm understanding of clinical evidence.Bates’ Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking includes illustrated, step-by-step techniques that outline the correct performance of the physical examination in an easy-to-follow two-column format featuring examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right . This highly regarded pocket guide also covers special stages in the life cycle—infancy through adolescence, pregnancy, and aging. New to the eighth edition:Text boxes help readers quickly find important summaries of clinical conditions and other relevant information.Many new and updated photographs and illustrations support the text, and figures are now numbered for easy identification and reference.Rewritten chapter on evaluating clinical evidence clarifies key concepts to ensure student understanding.Revised and expanded chapter on the skin, hair, and nails includes new dermatology photographs and provides the framework for assessing common lesions and abnormalities.Updated behavior and mental status chapter now references DSM-5 .Significantly revised information on obesity and nutrition counseling; cardiovascular risk factor screening and new clinical guidelines; new screening guidelines for breast cancer, colon cancer, Papanicolau smears, and stroke risk factors; current information on STIs; new geriatric assessment tools; and much more provide essential clinical updates.New life-cycle content includes an increased emphasis on cardiovascular health promotion and child development; updated pregnancy topics such as weight gain, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence; and new information on the older adult, including frailty, immunizations, cancer screening, cognitive decline and dementia screening, and a new algorithm for falls prevention.

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Primary Care Medicine: Office Evaluation and Management of the Adult Patient

Pdf Medical Books Primary Care Medicine: Office Evaluation and Management of the Adult Patient

Pdf:Primary Care Medicine: Office Evaluation and Management of the Adult Patient.Review 5 STAR REVIEW from Doody's Review Service! Weighted Numerical Score: 100 - 5 Stars!'This comprehensive reference covers the vast expanse of outpatient primary care. The editors have chosen their contributors well to pare down the information to the essentials . The tables are highly intuitive and well presented . There are numerous references for further reading. A full-text online version available through Inkling is very easy to access and navigate . The Inkling version works equally well on a laptop, IPad. or an Android smartphone. The different formats all are easy to read and allow changes in font size. The figures also translate extremely well in all the formats. The electronic version has a number of very nice features, such as accessing the references by tapping on the citation number, and has content not included in the print version.This is a valuable book that is equally easy to use in different formats -- print, IOS and Android. It is well organized and comprehensive without being overly detailed . It is very useful for practicing clinicians , focusing on pertinent facts yet making the references easy to find .' - Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, on behalf of Doody's Review Service Read more

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Case Files Internal Medicine, Fifth Edition (LANGE Case Files)

Pdf Medical Books Case Files Internal Medicine, Fifth Edition (LANGE Case Files)

Pdf:Case Files Internal Medicine, Fifth Edition (LANGE Case Files).About the Author Eugene C. Toy, MD (Houston, TX) is a dual-certified family physician and obstetrician-gynecologist and is Assistant Dean for Educational Programs; Professor and Vice Chair of Medical Education, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.John T. Patlan, Jr., MD (Houston, TX) is Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine, at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.Mark T. Warner, MD (Houston, TX) is Assistant Professor, Division of Critical Care Medicine, at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Read more

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Ferri's Best Test: A Practical Guide to Clinical Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging (Ferri's Medical Solutions)

Pdf Medical Books Ferri's Best Test: A Practical Guide to Clinical Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging (Ferri's Medical Solutions)

Pdf:Ferri's Best Test: A Practical Guide to Clinical Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging (Ferri's Medical Solutions).Review 'The extraordinary value of this book is that it enables clinicians to stay current with the newer modalities and details how to obtain the best information for the cost. This is a cost-effective addition to every clinician's library and will benefit patients by limiting their exposure to tests that may not be the most effective in substantiating a diagnosis.' -Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP(Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences), Doody's Review-The extraordinary value of this book is that it enables clinicians to stay current with the newer modalities and details how to obtain the best information for the cost. This is a cost-effective addition to every clinician's library and will benefit patients by limiting their exposure to tests that may not be the most effective in substantiating a diagnosis.- -Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP(Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences), Doody's Review Read more

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CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Study Guide, 2E (Lange Current)

Pdf Medical Books CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Study Guide, 2E (Lange Current)

Pdf:CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Study Guide, 2E (Lange Current).About the Author Maxine A. Papadakis and Stephen J. McPhee are well-known for their editorship of McGraw-Hill’s annual text, CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment.Nathaniel Gleason is an internist at Mount Zion where he provides adult primary care. Gene Quinn is Resident at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Read more

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Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 2-Volume Set

Pdf Medical Books Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 2-Volume Set

Pdf:Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 2-Volume Set.Review 2015 BMA Medical Book Awards: First Prize in Cardiology 'This is an expansive reference covering every aspect of cardiovascular disease from the global burden of disease to genetics, advanced imaging, vascular disease, heart failure, and therapeutic modalities. This edition offers online content that is updated weekly to supplement the text and provides an extensive library of tables and figures. The new edition has updated every chapter and added nine new chapters. This comprehensive, interactive update continues this book's tradition of excellence as a comprehensive educational resource for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.' Reviewed by Patrick T Campbell, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation), Excerpts from Doody’s review service, Rating - 4 Stars! 'Now in its 10th edition, this is truly a superb resource for all things cardiovascular and seems to be breathtaking in its coverage. A lot of books can claim to be a one stop shop and though it does not claim to be-I guess this book should answer most queries from the basic to the sophisticated when dealing with a patient and their problems. There is a lot of good science within the text though undeniably, it is a clinical book; the basic science is relevant to a clinician and makes reading around a topic much more interesting and educational'. Reviewed by: Dr Harry Brown , Nov 2014 Read more About the Author Dr. Peter Libby is a cardiovascular medicine specialist at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and the Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Libby received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (now BWH). He also completed a research fellowship in cellular physiology at HMS. Dr. Libby is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. The author of over 370 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Libby's clinical and research interests include vascular biology, atherosclerosis and preventative cardiology. The research laboratory that Dr. Libby directs studies the messengers created by the body that may produce arterial plaque and blockages, as well as normal and abnormal function of smooth muscle and endothelial cells. Boston Magazine named Dr. Libby a top cardiologist. His research has received funding from the American Heart Association and National Institutes of Health. Dr. Libby has received research recognitions on four continents including the highest basic research awards from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, the Gold Medal of the European Society of Cardiology, and the Anitchkow award from the European Atherosclerosis Society. Read more

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Integrative Medicine

Pdf Medical Books Integrative Medicine

Pdf:Integrative Medicine.Review 'This is a comprehensive reference that should be useful to medical physicians and other healthcare providers who are considering the use of nonpharmacological therapies for their patients with a wide range of health problems. Due to the expanding interest in the field of integrative medicine among both patients and healthcare providers, this update with 15 new chapters is timely and warranted.' Reviewed by Charles E. Sawyer, BA, DC (Northwestern Health Sciences University) for Doody's Review Service Read more

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Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19/E (Vol.1 & Vol.2)

Pdf Medical Books Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19/E (Vol.1 & Vol.2)

Pdf:Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19/E (Vol.1 & Vol.2).About the Author Dennis Kasper, MD is Professor of Medicine at Harvard and a leading researcher of the health and disease implications related to host-microbe interactions and the human microbiome. Anthony Fauci, MD is Director of the National Institutes for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and recipient of the Lasker Prize for Medicine. He is a leading authority in HIV and AIDS, immunology, and management of Ebola Virus Disease. Dan Longo, MD is Deputy Editor, New England Journal of Medicine and Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Longo is a highly regarded cancer specialist. Stephen Hauser MD is Robert A. Fishman Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, UCSF School of Medicine. He is a leading authority on multiple sclerosis. J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD is Robert G. Dunlop Professor of Medicine, Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania Health System. Joseph Loscalzo MD, PhD is Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine, Harvard Medicine School and a leading authority in many aspects of cardiovascular medicine. Read more

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The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)

Pdf Medical Books The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)

Pdf:The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book).Review 'A wealth of detail on the many ways lupus affects the human body, the various related treatment options, a range of patient resources for support, and more... a caring, comprehensive guide to understanding and coping with lupus.' (Library Journal)'The Lupus Encyclopedia is [a] carefully-researched, easily-understood and comprehensive book. It is, as it claims, an ENCYCLOPEDIA... If you [could have] only one book in your library about lupus, The Lupus Encyclopedia might well be it.' (The Lupus Guru)'There is great depth and much to learn from reading and referring to this important book... This book should stand the test of time as one of the great books about this complex auto-immune disease.' (Lupus, the Adventure Between the Lines)'I highly recommend The Lupus Encyclopedia. It's an amazing source of information, and I feel empowered by the fact that I have a reliable resource to turn to whenever I need it. No matter what your symptoms are or the level of severity, you owe it to yourself to get this book.' (Lupine Life)'The Lupus Encyclopedia is a book that that every lupus patient should have in their home library. It's the most comprehensive lupus book out there, and is a valuable resource for anyone searching for a detailed and in-depth explanation of this complicated and mysterious disease.' (Sara Gorman Despite Lupus)'This is a highly readable medical text... This encyclopedia would be useful for public libraries, medical libraries, or academic libraries.' (Amy B. Parsons American Reference Books Annual)'... packed with facts, advice and encouragement...' (The Nursing Times)'This title strikes a pitch perfect balance: on one side, there is information of value to those suffering from or caring for the condition, on the other, data suitable for clinicians seeking a better general understanding of the condition. This volume represents outstanding value for money and would be a useful addition to medical, healthcare and personal bookshelves.' (Reference Reviews)'We can't imagine a more thorough, readable guide to lupus than this.' (Pain-Free Living)'People who have lupus and their primary care doctors will find in this book all the information they need.' (from the Foreword by George C. Tsokos, M.D., Harvard Medical School) Read more About the Author Donald E. Thomas, Jr., M.D., FACP, FACR, is an assistant professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and teaches rheumatology at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He is a practicing physician and currently serves as a member of the Medical-Scientific Advisory Council of the Lupus Foundation, DC/MD/VA chapter. Read more

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Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 3E

Pdf Medical Books Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 3E

Pdf:Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 3E.About the Author Gordon Guyatt, MD, MSc (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) Department of Clinical Epidemology and Biostatistics and Medicine, Faculty of Health Services, McMaster University. Drummond Rennie, MD (Chicago, IL) Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco. Maureen O. Meade, MD, FRCPC, MSc (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) Department of Clinical Epidemology and Biostatistics and Medicine, Faculty of Health Services, McMaster University. Deborah J. Cook, MD, MSc (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) Department of Clinical Epidemology and Biostatistics and Medicine, Faculty of Health Services, McMaster University. Read more

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On Call Principles and Protocols

Pdf Medical Books On Call Principles and Protocols

Pdf:On Call Principles and Protocols.Ideal for any on-call professional, resident, or medical student, this best-selling reference covers the common problems you’ll encounter while on call in the hospital. On Call Principles and Protocols, 6th Edition, by Drs. Shane A. Marshall and John Ruedy, fits perfectly in your pocket, ready to provide key information in time-sensitive, challenging situations. You’ll gain speed, skill, and knowledge with every call - from diagnosing a difficult or life-threatening situation to prescribing the right medication.Highlights medications, doses, and critical information in a second color for fast reference. Features a logical, highly templated format so you can locate critical information quickly. Covers essential topics such as Approach to Diagnosis and Management of On-Call Problems; Documentation; Assessment and Management of Volume Status; and HIV, HBV, HCV, Influenza, and the House Officer. Delivers consistent, easy-to-follow coverage of the most common on-call problems and approaches, including what to do from the initial phone call, "Elevator Thoughts," how to immediately identify major threats to life, what to do at the bedside, and how to avoid common mistakes for every call. Provides updated content and references, as well as a revised drug formulary, keeping you on the cutting edge of current, evidence-based information. NEW! Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Wallach's Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests: Pathways to Arriving at a Clinical Diagnosis (Interpretation of Diagnostric Tests)

Pdf Medical Books Wallach's Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests: Pathways to Arriving at a Clinical Diagnosis (Interpretation of Diagnostric Tests)

Pdf:Wallach's Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests: Pathways to Arriving at a Clinical Diagnosis (Interpretation of Diagnostric Tests).Ordering the right test at the right time can be a complex process. The revised and updated Wallach’s Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests , 10th edition is here to end the confusion. This practical, everyday guide expertly answers the questions physicians most often ask regarding individual disease states, lab tests, and infectious disease assessments. Recommendations are given on when to order tests and how to interpret results, based on evidence-based laboratory medicine. Explore the sample chapter now, and see how this guide will help you save time, avoid errors, and diagnose properly.Features:NEW chapters on genitourinary disorders and transfusion medicineNEW information on pulmonary, cardiac, and neurologic disease states, HLA, obstetric and gynecologic disorders, and molecular diagnosticsNEW authors, including specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, Transfusion Medicine and PathologyA completely revamped cardiovascular chapter with NEW symptoms (Dyspnea, Syncope, Sudden Cardiac Arrest), written by a Cardiovascular Medicine SpecialistIncludes current molecular diagnostic testing, cytogenetics, common pitfalls, test limitations, and identification of appropriate tests for specific clinical presentationsTest sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative infectious disease probabilities included where appropriateDetailed descriptions of routine and lesser-known tests listed alphabetically, with guidance on when to order and how to interpret resultsImproved and enhanced indexNow with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:Complete content with enhanced navigationA powerful search tool that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the webCross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigationHighlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the textAbility to take and share notes with friends and colleaguesQuick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use

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Andreoli and Carpenter's Cecil Essentials of Medicine (Cecil Medicine)

Pdf Medical Books Andreoli and Carpenter's Cecil Essentials of Medicine (Cecil Medicine)

Pdf:Andreoli and Carpenter's Cecil Essentials of Medicine (Cecil Medicine).Review 'This remains one of the easier to read comprehensive books on the body of medical evidence and knowledge available today. The graphics are superb and intuitive. It remains a major pillar of every medical library.' Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences) Doody’s Score: 97 - 5 Stars! Read more

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The Boy Who Could Run But Not Walk: Understanding Neuroplasticity in the Child’s Brain

Pdf Medical Books The Boy Who Could Run But Not Walk: Understanding Neuroplasticity in the Child’s Brain

Pdf:The Boy Who Could Run But Not Walk: Understanding Neuroplasticity in the Child’s Brain.Review Neonatologist and clinical neuroscientist Pape argues that treatments for children with early damage to the brain, nerves, or spinal cord have not been ambitious enough. Her goal is 'a cure for some, improvement for all.' She criticizes the inertia she has observed in medicine that causes many primary care providers to postpone referring patients with cerebral palsy (CP) for treatment until symptoms become 'bad enough' to warrant attention. Early intervention, she argues, produces far better results. She criticizes the same inertia for resisting challenges to the disproved yet still common belief that in many cases, rehabilitation is impossible and the best possible outcome is the child's condition failing to worsen. Using personal observations, case studies, and published research, Pape makes a convincing case for a more optimistic prognosis for children with CP. The book reads like an academic text, and the tone is likely too esoteric for general readers, but Pape's descriptions of a variety of treatments may provide useful updates for medical professionals, and the whole book will be interesting to parents and caregivers of children with cerebral palsy. (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY)“This book is chock-full of cases of children with cerebral palsy who vastly exceed their physicians’ expectations, as well as practical advice for parents and caregivers on how this can be done. Karen Pape, MD, is a pioneer, rightly demanding that colleagues integrate the new science of brain plasticity as it applies to these children, and this is her cri de coeur, recording not only the new breakthroughs, but effectively explaining why, tragically, so many families are still denied these important interventions.” (NORMAN DOIDGE, MD, AUTHOR OF THE BRAIN’S WAY OF HEALING AND THE BRAIN THAT CHANGES ITSELF)“The delightful history of a feisty, path-finding doctor on the way to helping every child with early brain injury to a better life. It’s chock-full of wisdom, deep scientific and medical understanding, wonderful practical advice, and justified hope.” (MICHAEL MERZENICH, PHD, PROFESSOR EMERITUS, UCSF, AUTHOR OF SOFT-WIRED, AND WINNER OF THE 2016 KAVLI PRIZE IN NEUROSCIENCE)“An affirmation of the life-changing benefits of neuroplastic healing and some powerful lessons for life.” (JAY GREENSPAN, MD, MBA, NEONATOLOGIST, PEDIATRICIAN-IN-CHIEF, A.I. DUPONT HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN)“Accessible insights into breakthroughs in the understanding of neurological deficits in children, and exciting additions to the repertoire of available treatment methods.” (WARWICK J. PEACOCK, MD, DIRECTOR OF THE SURGICAL SCIENCE LABORATORY AT UCLA, PROFESSOR EMERITUS NEUROSURGERY, UCSF)“Never before has a book been written that so effectively marries science and story to help parents understand how they can improve their child’s potential.” (PROFESSOR IONA NOVAK, PHD, HEAD OF RESEARCH, RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CEREBRAL PALSY ALLIANCE, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA)  “Dr. Karen Pape changes the paradigm ‘No hope of a cure’ to ‘Cure for some and improvement for all,’ giving children with brain damage a reason to fight.” (LORENZO BELTRAME, PROFESSIONAL TENNIS PLAYER AND COACH, AWARDED COACH OF THE YEAR AND “DOC” COUNSILMAN SCIENCE AWARDS BY THE UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE) Read more About the Author Karen Pape, MD, FRCPC, is a neonatologist and clinical neuroscientist. As a medical innovator, she is challenging the system to raise expectations for babies born with early brain and nerve injury. She was a neonatologist and director of the Neonatal Follow-up Clinic at Toronto’s renowned Hospital for Sick Children, with an additional research fellowship in Neonatal Pathology and Ultrasound Brain Scans in London, England. She co-authored a book on baby brain pathology and was instrumental in the development of neonatal ultrasound brain scanning, now used in neonatal intensive care units worldwide. Pape then directed work at the Magee Clinic in Toronto, developing a new, personalized approach to children and adults with early onset brain or nerve damage. She has lectured widely and conducted over 200 training workshops and conferences for parents, therapists, and physicians throughout North America and internationally in 12 countries. Dr. Pape lives in Toronto, Canada. www.karenpapemd.com  (Dr. Karen Pape) Read more

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Rapid Interpretation of EKG's, Sixth Edition

Pdf Medical Books Rapid Interpretation of EKG's, Sixth Edition

Pdf:Rapid Interpretation of EKG's, Sixth Edition.The reader's rapid assimilation of medical concepts is the key to the continuing success of this best-selling book. A caption explains the concept illustrated on each page, and a few simple sentences reinforce the concept with interactive (programmed) learning, which links to the following page. Dr Dubin's light and entertaining style, known world-wide, makes learning enjoyable. Practice twelve-lead tracings at the end establish self-confidence, and summarised reference sheets with examples (designed to be copied) provide an excellent review.

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Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK

Pdf Medical Books Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK

Pdf:Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK.About the Author Conrad Fischer, MD, is director of the residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York City and associate professor of physiology, pharmacology, and medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City. He teaches USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3; Internal Medicine Board Review and Attending Recertification; and USMLE Step 1 Physiology. Read more

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Master the Boards USMLE Step 3

Pdf Medical Books Master the Boards USMLE Step 3

Pdf:Master the Boards USMLE Step 3.About the Author Conrad Fischer, MD, is director of the residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York City and associate professor of physiology, pharmacology, and medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City. He teaches USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3, Internal Medicine Board Review and Attending Recertification, and USMLE Step 1 Physiology. Read more

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The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2019 (The 5-Minute Consult Series)

Pdf Medical Books The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2019 (The 5-Minute Consult Series)

Pdf:The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2019 (The 5-Minute Consult Series).Review This is the 27th edition of the annual update of a well-known desk reference on the diagnosis, treatment, medications, follow-up, and associated factors for more than 540 diseases and conditions. The book has multiple purposes -- to provide an up-to-date reference by diagnosis, symptom, or condition in a bullet format, to provide intuitive algorithms of diagnosis and treatment, to provide patient education handouts for busy clinicians, to provide extensive monographs of medications, and, finally, to provide video memory aids about numerous procedures on the electronic version. This is a book for every clinician's desk. The simplicity of the algorithms and the bullet format is extraordinarily easy to use. The table of contents immediately gives access to information. This is followed by many flowcharts outlining a diagnostic and treatment plans for numerous common conditions. The next section is the bullet-format presentation of many conditions and diagnoses, starting with the 'Basics,' a description of the problem, 'Diagnosis,' 'Treatment,' 'Ongoing Care,' and 'Additional Readings,'for more specific information. Some chapters also have 'Clinical Pearls.' The book refers to a website, which requires an additional subscription, with a great deal of additional information such as printable patient education handouts, procedure videos, and an image bank, along with the information from the print book. Some of the chapters are available in both English and Spanish. This edition is a continuation of a well-organized, well-presented source of medical information and an extremely easy-to-use desk reference.  Weighted Numerical Score: 99 - 5 Stars! Read more

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The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

Pdf Medical Books The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

Pdf:The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy.About the Author Robert S. Porter, MDDr Porter earned his MD from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA and completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. Dr Porter is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Since 1983, he has held a variety of clinical and teaching appointments in the Philadelphia area, most recently at Albert Einstein Medical Center and Thomas Jefferson University. He currently works for Merck, where he is editor-in-chief of The Merck Manuals. Read more

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Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK

Pdf Medical Books Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK

Pdf:Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK.About the Author Conrad Fischer, MD, is director of the residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in New York City and associate professor of physiology, pharmacology, and medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City. He teaches USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3, Internal Medicine Board Review and Attending Recertification, and USMLE Step 1 Physiology. Read more

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Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine: Pocket

Pdf Medical Books Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine: Pocket

Pdf:Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine: Pocket.Review 'It provides an excellent practical approach to abnormal lab tests.'Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Internal Medicine Clerkship Website Read more About the Author Dr. Samir Desai serves on the faculty of the Baylor College of Medicine in the Department of Medicine. He is an author and editor, having written twelve books that together have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. Dr. Desai is also the author of the Success on the Wards: 250 Rules for Clerkship Success, a book that has helped thousands of students reach their full potential during the third year of medical school. In the book, The Successful Match: 200 Rules To Succeed In The Residency Match, Dr. Desai demystifies the residency selection process, offering applicants an insiders' perspective for match success. After completing his residency training in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Desai had the opportunity of serving as chief medical resident. He received his M.D. degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. Read more

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A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

Pdf Medical Books A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

Pdf:A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests.Prepare your students to deliver safe, effective, and informed care for patients who are undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures with the Ninth Edition ofA Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests. Organized the way a nurse thinks—by specimen and function—this proven book describes an extensive array of tests for diverse populations, providing step-by-step guidance on correct procedure, tips for accurate interpretation, and expert information on patient preparation and aftercare.Featuring additional tests, updated reference values, and coverage of the latest advances in CT scans, nuclear scans, and genetics, this edition maintains the organization and coverage that have made it the ideal reference and point-of-care guide for educational and practice settings.This Ninth Edition is accompanied by a complete online teaching and learning package that includes case studies for application, a wide range of in-class activities and assignments, and Blackboard and WebCT cartridges for course management.Prepare for practice with tests grouped according to specimen, function, and test type (blood, urine, stool, cerebrospinal fluid, etc.).Learn vital information to keep in mind when implementing tests with “Clinical Alerts” that highlight critical safety information.Easily find the test you’re looking for even if you don’t know the exact name with a presentation that supports the way a nurse thinks.Master key information with helpful tips, inclusion of both conventional and SI units, and coverage of clinical implications for increased and decreased values.

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HESI A2 Study Guide 2019 & 2020: HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review 2019-2020 4th Edition & Practice Test Questions

Pdf Medical Books HESI A2 Study Guide 2019 & 2020: HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review 2019-2020 4th Edition & Practice Test Questions

Pdf:HESI A2 Study Guide 2019 & 2020: HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review 2019-2020 4th Edition & Practice Test Questions.Test Prep Books' HESI A2 Study Guide 2019 & 2020: HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review 2019-2020 4th Edition & Practice Test QuestionsMade by Test Prep Books experts for test takers trying to achieve a great score on the HESI A2 exam.This comprehensive study guide includes:•Quick Overview: Find out what's inside this guide!•Test-Taking Strategies: Learn the best tips to help overcome your exam!•Introduction: Get a thorough breakdown of what the test is and what's on it!•Mathematics•Reading Comprehension•Vocabulary•Grammar•Biology•Chemistry•Anatomy and Physiology•Physics•Practice Questions: Practice makes perfect!•Detailed Answer Explanations: Figure out where you went wrong and how to improve!Disclaimer: *HESI is a registered trademark of the Health Education Systems Inc., which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.Studying can be hard. We understand. That's why we created this guide.Each section of the test has a comprehensive review created by Test Prep Books. These reviews go into detail to cover all of the HESI A2 test.The Test Prep Books HESI A2 practice test questions are followed by answer explanations.If you miss a question, it's important to understand why. That way, you can avoid missing it again in the future. The answer explanations will help you learn from your mistakes.Knowing the latest test-taking strategies is essential for the exam.A test taker has to understand the material that is being covered. They also must be familiar with test strategies.These strategies are necessary to properly use the time provided. They also help test takers complete the test without making any errors. Test Prep Books has provided the top test-taking tips.Anyone planning to take this exam should take advantage of this Test Prep Books study guide. Purchase it today to receive access to:•Review materials•HESI A2 practice exam questions•Test-taking strategies

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Medical Terminology:The Basics (Quick Study Academic)

Pdf Medical Books Medical Terminology:The Basics (Quick Study Academic)

Pdf:Medical Terminology:The Basics (Quick Study Academic).This 6-page chart covers every aspect of the structure of medical terminology and its use in the field. Chart includes detailed information on: · foundation of medical words · the human body · terminology sets · five senses · synonyms · glossary    

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Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded): 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

Pdf Medical Books Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded): 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

Pdf:Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded): 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School.Review 'Dissects the workings of the brain in plain English, explaining its role in the workplace and classroom…a writing style that makes words leap off the page.'- USA TODAY 'Oliver Sacks meets Getting Things Done.'- Cory Doctorow, co-editor of Boing Boing 'A marvelous job in simplifying the best ways to get the most out of our brains. He is funny, tender, and completely engaging. Everyone should read this book.'- John Ratey, MD, author of Spark and A User's Guide to the Brain 'Brain Rules is one of the most informative, engaging, and useful books of our time.'- Garr Reynolds, author of Presentation Zen 'A self-designated 'grumpy scientist,' Medina cites only research that has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and that has been successfully replicated. Remarkably, this molecular biologist is a gifted communicator who is able to write for both the scientist and the layperson.'- Psychiatric Times 'Medina has taken what may be the most complex thing we know -- the human mind -- and explained it in a way that even the human mind can understand. Brain Rules is THE book on how neuroscience can help you at work and at home.'- Douglas Stone, co-author of Difficult Conversations 'Few people are better qualified to help managers sift through all the hype than John Medina.'- Harvard Business Review Read more About the Author John Medina is a developmental molecular biologist and research consultant. He is an affiliate professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He was the founding director of two brain research institutes: the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research, at Seattle Pacific University, and the Talaris Research Institute, a nonprofit organization originally focused on how infants encode and process information. Medina lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and two boys. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Pdf Medical Books The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Pdf:The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.Review “A thought provoking exploration of the Internet’s physical and cultural consequences, rendering highly technical material intelligible to the general reader.” - The 2011 Pulitzer Prize Committee“A must-read for any desk jockey concerned about the Web’s deleterious effects on the mind.” - Newsweek“Starred Review. Carr provides a deep, enlightening examination of how the Internet influences the brain and its neural pathways. Carr’s analysis incorporates a wealth of neuroscience and other research, as well as philosophy, science, history and cultural developments ... His fantastic investigation of the effect of the Internet on our neurological selves concludes with a very humanistic petition for balancing our human and computer interactions ... Highly recommended.” - Library Journal“This is a measured manifesto. Even as Carr bemoans his vanishing attention span, he’s careful to note the usefulness of the Internet, which provides us with access to a near infinitude of information. We might be consigned to the intellectual shallows, but these shallows are as wide as a vast ocean.” - Jonah Lehrer, The New York Times Book Review“This is a lovely story well told―an ode to a quieter, less frenetic time when reading was more than skimming and thought was more than mere recitation.” - San Francisco Chronicle“The Shallows isn’t McLuhan’s Understanding Media, but the curiosity rather than trepidation with which Carr reports on the effects of online culture pulls him well into line with his predecessor . . . Carr’s ability to crosscut between cognitive studies involving monkeys and eerily prescient prefigurations of the modern computer opens a line of inquiry into the relationship between human and technology.” - Ellen Wernecke,, The Onion A.V. Club“The subtitle of Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains leads one to expect a polemic in the tradition of those published in the 1950s about how rock ’n’ roll was corrupting the nation’s youth ... But this is no such book. It is a patient and rewarding popularization of some of the research being done at the frontiers of brain science ... Mild-mannered, never polemical, with nothing of the Luddite about him, Carr makes his points with a lot of apt citations and wide-ranging erudition.” - Christopher Caldwell, Financial Times“Nicholas Carr has written an important and timely book. See if you can stay off the web long enough to read it!” - Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change“Neither a tub-thumpingly alarmist jeremiad nor a breathlessly Panglossian ode to the digital self, Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows is a deeply thoughtful, surprising exploration of our “frenzied” psyches in the age of the Internet. Whether you do it in pixels or pages, read this book.” - Tom Vanderbilt, author, Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)“Nicholas Carr carefully examines the most important topic in contemporary culture―the mental and social transformation created by our new electronic environment. Without ever losing sight of the larger questions at stake, he calmly demolishes the clichés that have dominated discussions about the Internet. Witty, ambitious, and immensely readable, The Shallows actually manages to describe the weird, new, artificial world in which we now live.” - Dana Gioia, poet and former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Read more About the Author Nicholas Carr is the author of The Shallows, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and The Glass Cage, among other books. Former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, he has written for The Atlantic, the New York Times, and Wired. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Read more

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Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Pdf Medical Books Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Pdf:Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness.Review A New York Times Book Review Editors’ ChoiceOne of the Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2016 and a Top Ten Science Book of Fall 2016, Publishers Weekly'If this is philosophy, it works, because Godfrey-Smith is a rare philosopher who searches the world for clues. Knowledgeable and curious, he examines, he admires. His explorations are good-natured. He is never dogmatic, yet startlingly incisive.' ―Carl Safina, The New York Times Book Review'Entrancing and profound . . . Godfrey-Smith takes us on a philosophical journey of a quite unique kind, for its backdrop is the sea. We accompany the author, an avid diver and admirable writer, as he explores the lives of the cephalopods and the origins of consciousness . . . As is clear from the title of Godfrey-Smith's book―as well as his enchanting descriptions of encounters with octopods―he believes these creatures have minds.' ―Stephen Cave, Financial Times'A philosopher of science and experienced deep-sea diver, Godfrey-Smith has rolled his obsessions into one book, weaving biology and philosophy into a dazzling pattern that looks a lot like the best of pop science. He peppers his latest book with vivid anecdotes from his cephalopod encounters . . . [and] relates dramatic stories of mischief made by captive octopuses . . . [but] his project is no less ambitious than to work out the evolutionary origins of subjective experience . . . The result is an incredibly insightful and enjoyable book.' ―Meehan Crist, Los Angeles Times'[Other Minds is] a terrific mix of Cousteau-esque encounters with [cephalopods] in the wild . . . wide-ranging scientific discussion, and philosophical analysis. Beautifully written, thought-provoking, and bold, this book is the latest, and most closely argued, salvo in the debate over whether octopuses and other cephalopods are intelligent, sentient beings.' ―Olivia Judson, The Atlantic 'A smoothly written and captivating account of the octopus and its brethren . . . [Godfrey-Smith] stresses their dissimilarity to us and other mammals, but he also wants us to appreciate what we have in common . . . Mr. Godfrey-Smith mixes the scientific with the personal, giving us lively descriptions of his dives to 'Octopolis,' a site off the east coast of Australia at which octopuses gather.' ―Colin McGinn, The Wall Street Journal'To investigate these astonishing animals with such empathy and rigor is achievement enough. To do so while casting light on the birth and nature of consciousness, as Godfrey-Smith does here, is captivating.' ―China Miéville, author of The City & The City and Kraken'Brilliant . . . The beauty of Godfrey-Smith’s book lies in the clarity of his writing; his empathy, if you will . . . He proves that, like all aliens, these strange, beautiful creatures are more like us than our hubris allows.' ―Philip Hoare, The Guardian'Peter Godfrey-Smith's Other Minds sells us on the sentient cephalopod and the history of our own consciousness, one tentacle at a time.' ―Sloane Crosley, Vanity Fair 'Fascinating . . . After reading this book, to paraphrase Byron, you will 'love not man the less, but cephalopods more.'' ―Callum Roberts, The Washington Post'[Other Minds's] subject is so amazing, it’s hard not to be drawn along, just as Godfrey-Smith was when he extended a hand to an octopus and it reached out to return his touch, echoing his interest.' ―Irene Wanner, The Seattle Times'Godfrey-Smith skillfully links the details of evolutionary history and biology to broader philosophical debates about the nature and function of consciousness . . . [Other Minds] is a valuable contribution to some of the most basic questions about the origins of conscious life.' ―Nick Romeo, Chicago Tribune'Delightful . . . Godfrey-Smith explores the issue from many angles, beginning with a succinct and thoughtful discussion of the evolution of animals, and extending to a look at the octopus' remarkable neurological systems . . . Throughout, Godfrey-Smith intertwines his own keen work observing and filming these animals at a remarkable site off of the coast of Australia he calls 'Octopolis.'' ―Adam Gaffney, The New Republic 'Such wondrous creatures deserve a remarkable chronicler. They’ve found one in Godfrey-Smith . . . Other Minds is a superb, coruscating book. It’s exciting to see bottom-up philosophy―philosophy that starts on the reef and in the sand and then crawls slowly up towards abstraction. That’s how all philosophy should be done.' ―Charles Foster, Literary Review 'Fascinating and often delightful . . . This book ingeniously blends philosophy and science to trace the epic journey from single-celled organisms of 3.8 billion years ago to the awakening and development of cephalopod consciousness.' ―Damian Whitworth, The Times (London)'Peter Godfrey-Smith, a philosopher, skilfully combines science, philosophy and his experiences of swimming among these tentacled beasts to illuminate the origin and nature of consciousness.' ―The Economist'Godfrey-Smith has set himself a double challenge with this book: (i) putting together what is known about octopi behavior and cognition and (ii) showing why this information challenges our philosophical and scientific conceptions of the mind. The result is most convincing.' ―Ophelia Deroy, Science 'A concise and elegant guide to evolution, consciousness, and marine biology.' ―Gary Drevitch, Psychology Today 'Deftly blending philosophy and evolutionary biology . . . Godfrey-Smith couples his philosophical and scientific approach with ample and fascinating anecdotes as well as striking photography from his numerous scuba dives off the Australian coast. He makes the case that cephalopods demonstrate a type of intelligence that is largely 'alien' to our understanding of the concept but is no less worthy of wonder . . . [Other Minds is] thoroughly enjoyable and informative.' ―Publishers Weekly'An engrossing blend of avidly described underwater adventures . . . and a fluid inquiry into the brain-body connection . . . Godfrey-Smith performs an exceptionally revealing deep dive into the evolutionary progression from sensing to acting to remembering to the coalescence of the inner voice, thus tracking the spectrum between sentience and consciousness.' ―Donna Seaman, Booklist 'I love this book, its masterful blend of natural history, philosophy, and wonder. Other Minds takes us on an extraordinary deep dive, not only beneath the waves, for a revelatory and intimate view of the mysterious and highly intelligent octopus, but also through the eons, to look at the nature of the mind and how it came about. It’s a captivating story, and Godfrey-Smith brings it alive in vivid, elegant prose. His ardent and humane passion for the octopus is present on every page. A must-read for anyone interested in what it’s like to be an octopus or in the evolution of the mind―ours and the very other, but equally sentient, minds of the cephalopods.' ―Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Genius of Birds 'One of the greatest puzzles of organic life is how and why certain animals became aware of themselves. Peter Godfrey-Smith uses the octopus as a portal to enter nonhuman consciousness, doing so with great sensitivity and first-hand knowledge.' ―Frans de Waal, author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?'Exciting, dramatic, vivid, revelatory, this book is full of jaw-dropping ideas and thrilling possibilities. In beautiful, clear, evocative writing, diver-philosopher Peter Godfrey-Smith will transform your understanding of the nature of life, the course of evolution, and the development of the mind―ours and others'. Other Minds will delight and challenge every naturalist, every diver, every person who has ever wondered about the nature of other creatures' experience. In other words, everyone should read this book―and come away with a more complex and compassionate relationship to the other animals with whom we share both Earth and sea.' ―Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus, a National Book Award finalist'Godfrey-Smith delivers a revealing exploration of one―no, two!―of evolution's most critical turns, and one remarkable creature's trail-blazing, eight-armed foray into a mental life.' ―Jonathan Balcombe, author of What a Fish Knows'One of our species's worst qualities is our insistence on an exclusive pathway to consciousness. Fortunately Peter Godfrey-Smith has given us a roadmap to a whole new territory of thinking. Other Minds is a gracious and generous exploration of this different land, one that will make you rethink the entire notion of sentience.' ―Paul Greenberg, New York Times bestselling author of Four Fish and American Catch Read more About the Author Peter Godfrey-Smith is a distinguished professor of philosophy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and a professor of the history and philosophy of science at the University of Sydney. He is the author of several books, including Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science and Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection, which won the 2010 Lakatos Award. His underwater videos of octopuses have been featured in National Geographic and New Scientist, and he has discussed them on National Public Radio and many cable TV channels. Read more

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Clinical Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple

Pdf Medical Books Clinical Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple

Pdf:Clinical Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple.This now-classic text presents the most relevant points in clinical neuroanatomy with mnemonics, humor and case presentations. For neuroanatomy courses and Board review. Includes attached CD-ROM (or download from Medmaster) on Neurologic Localization with 3D animated rotations of the brain, Neuroanatomy laboratory tutorial with photographs of brain specimens. Clicking on any area of the nervous system reveals the name of the structure and the effects of an injury to that area, with explanations. Selecting a symptom graphically shows all areas of the nervous system that, when injured, could result in the symptom. Tutorial on how to localize neurologic injuries; Interactive quiz of classic neurologic cases. 5th edition adds a new chapter on neurotransmitters.

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Biopsychology (10th Edition)

Pdf Medical Books Biopsychology (10th Edition)

Pdf:Biopsychology (10th Edition).About the Author John P.J. Pinel obtained his Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal and worked briefly at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before taking a faculty position at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he is currently Professor Emeritus. Professor Pinel is an award-winning teacher and the author of more than 200 scientific papers. However, he feels that Biopsychology is his major career-related accomplishment: “It ties together everything I love about my job: students, teaching, writing, and research.” Steven J. Barnes obtained his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow — first in the Department of Epileptology at the University of Bonn and then in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, where he has won multiple departmental and institutional awards for his teaching and educational leadership. His current research is focused on bipolar disorders. He is a core member and co-deputy director of the Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD) — a multidisciplinary international collaborative network of researchers, healthcare providers, people living with bipolar disorder, and their family members and supporters. When he isn’t teaching, writing, or doing research, he engages in the production of traditional pieces of visual art as well as interactive electronic artworks — some of which have been exhibited at prominent international venues. He sees his involvement in the creation of this new edition of Biopsychology as a complement to everything he loves to do: teaching, writing, visual and interactive art, and research. Read more

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Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases

Pdf Medical Books Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases

Pdf:Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases.About the Author Hal Blumenfeld is Professor in the Departments of Neurology, Neurobiology, and Neurosurgery at Yale University School of Medicine. He has taught neuroanatomy at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia Universities using the approach of Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases, which the students greeted with highly favorable feedback. He recently received the prestigious Francis Gilman Blake Award, as the most outstanding teacher of medical sciences at the Yale School of Medicine, and the Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Research Award from the American Academy of Neurology. He has also been awarded several major grants (from the National Institutes of Health, and private foundations) to pursue his research, which focuses on epilepsy as a model system for investigating consciousness. Current projects include neuroimaging, neurophysiology, and behavioral experiments in animal models of epilepsy, and direct application to human patients. His clinical training included an internship in Internal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, a residency in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in Epilepsy at Yale University School of Medicine. He studied Bioelectrical Engineering at Harvard University, then earned a Ph.D. (in Physiology and Cellular Biophysics) as well as his M.D. at Columbia University. Dr. Blumenfeld's previous publications include numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, as well as two volumes in the Let's Go travel guidebook series. Read more

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The Brain: The Story of You

Pdf Medical Books The Brain: The Story of You

Pdf:The Brain: The Story of You.Review Nature'An ideal introduction to how biology generates the mind.... structured around crucial and wide-ranging questions, saturated with per- sonal and social relevance. And Eagleman’s answers are consistently clear, engaging and thought-provoking.'Brian Eno'David Eagleman's wide-ranging roundup of the current state of knowledge about the brain is concise, accessible and often very surprising. It's a strange new world inside your head.”Stephen Fry'David Eagleman’s The Brain its an astonishing read. On every page there is a revelation so fantastic as to make one gasp. It would be impossible to take in if we didn’t all possess that impossibly extraordinary thing, a brain. Eagleman comes closer than anyone to solving the mystery of how to find the self inside the grey electric mush between our ears.”Ruby Wax'David Eagleman makes it easy to comprehend the most complex collection of cells in the Cosmos  - our brain.   If neuroscience had a rock legend this would be him.” Read more About the Author David Eagleman is a neuroscientist at Stanford University. His scientific research is published in journals from Science to Nature, and he is also the author of the internationally bestselling books Sum and Incognito. He is the writer and presenter of the companion BBC television series The Brain.   www.eagleman.com Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain

Pdf Medical Books Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain

Pdf:Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain.Acclaimed for its clear, friendly style, excellent illustrations, leading author team, and compelling theme of exploration, Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain, 4e takes a fresh, contemporary approach to the study of neuroscience, emphasizing the biological basis of behavior. The authors’ passion for the dynamic field of neuroscience is evident on every page, engaging students and helping them master the material.In just a few years, the field of neuroscience has been transformed by exciting new technologies and an explosion of knowledge about the brain. The human genome has been sequenced, sophisticated new methods have been developed for genetic engineering, and new methods have been introduced to enable visualization and stimulation of specific types of nerve cells and connections in the brain. The new Fourth Edition has been fully updated to reflect these and other rapid advances in the field, while honoring its commitment to be student-friendly with striking new illustrations, additional animations, and an unparalleled array of online resources.

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Neuroanatomy in Clinical Context: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, Systems, and Syndromes (Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Strutures, Sections, and Systems ()

Pdf Medical Books Neuroanatomy in Clinical Context: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, Systems, and Syndromes (Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Strutures, Sections, and Systems ()

Pdf:Neuroanatomy in Clinical Context: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, Systems, and Syndromes (Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Strutures, Sections, and Systems ().Publisher’s Note:   Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Neuroanatomy in Clinical Context, Ninth Edition provides everything the student needs to master the anatomy of the central nervous system, all in a clinical setting. Clear explanations; abundant MRI, CT, MRA, and MRV images; full-color photographs and illustrations; hundreds of review questions; and supplemental online resources combine to provide a sound anatomical base for integrating neurobiological and clinical concepts. In thus applying neuroanatomy clinically, the atlas ensures student preparedness for exams and for rotations. This authoritative approach—combined with such salutary features as full-color stained sections, extensive cranial nerve cross-referencing, and systems neurobiology coverage—sustains the legacy of this revolutionary teaching and learning tool as the neuroanatomy atlas.New and hallmark features elucidate neuroanatomy and systems neurobiology for course success!NEW! Chapter on Herniation Syndromes decodes the elegant relationship between brain injury and resulting deficit.NEW! Clinical information integrated throughout the text is screened in blue for quick identification on the page.NEW! Enhanced clinical images emphasize clarity and detail like never before, including full-color images replacing many in black and white, higher-resolution brain scans, and reprocessed spinal cord and brainstem images.MRIs complement full-color anatomical illustrations, allowing for visualization of structures both as they appear to the unaided eye and on imaging studies.Unique, full-color illustrations integrate clinical images of representative lesions with the corresponding deficits highlighted.Full-color stained sections facilitate the easy identification of anatomical features.Dozens of pathway drawings superimposed over MRIs connect structure with function of neural pathways. Located on thePoint, this atlas’s companion website offers a variety of supplemental learning resources to maximize study and review time!Question bank featuring over 280 USMLE-style and chapter-review style questionsBonus dissection photographs and brain slice series

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Biopsychology (9th Edition)

Pdf Medical Books Biopsychology (9th Edition)

Pdf:Biopsychology (9th Edition).About the Author John Pinel, the author of Biopsychology , obtained his Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal and worked briefly at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before taking a faculty position at the University of British Columbia, where he is currently Professor Emeritus. Professor Pinel is an award-winning teacher and the author of over 200 scientific papers. However, he feels that Biopsychology is his major career-related accomplishment. “It ties together everything I love about my job; students, teaching, writing, and research.”   Pinel attributes much of his success to his wife Maggie who is an artist and professional designer. Over the years, they have collaborated on many projects, and the quality of Biopsychology’s illustrations is largely attributable to her skill and effort. Read more

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Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal

Pdf Medical Books Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal

Pdf:Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal.About the Author Larry W. Swanson is the author of Brain Architecture (2012) and a past President of the Society for Neuroscience. He is a neuroscientist at the University of Southern California. Eric A. Newman, Alfonso Araque, and Janet Dubinsky are distinguished neuroscientists at the University of Minnesota. Lyndel King is the director and chief curator of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis. Eric Himmel is editor in chief at Abrams Books, New York. Read more

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Pdf Medical Books Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Pdf:Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst.Review One of The Washington Post's 10 Best Books of 2017'Sapolsky has created an immensely readable, often hilarious romp through the multiple worlds of psychology, primatology, sociology and neurobiology to explain why we behave the way we do. It is hands-down one of the best books I’ve read in years. I loved it.'— Dina Temple-Raston, The Washington Post“It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read.” —David P. Barash, The Wall Street Journal“A quirky, opinionated and magisterial synthesis of psychology and neurobiology that integrates this complex subject more accessibly and completely than ever…. a wild and mind-opening ride into a better understanding of just where our behavior comes from. Darwin would have been thrilled.” —Richard Wrangham, The New York Times Book Review“[Sapolskly’s] new book is his magnum opus, but is also strikingly different from his earlier work, veering sharply toward hard science as it looms myriad strands of his ruminations on human behavior. The familiar, enchanting Sapolsky tropes are here—his warm, witty voice, a sleight of hand that unfolds the mysteries of cognition—but Behave keeps the bar high. . . . A stunning achievement and an invaluable addition to the canon of scientific literature, certain to kindle debate for years to come.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune“A masterly cross-disciplinary scientific study of human behavior: What in our glands, our genes, our childhoods explains our species’ capacity for both altruism and brutality? This comprehensive and friendly survey of a ‘big sprawling mess of a subject’ is leavened by an impressive data-to-silly joke ratio. It has my vote for science book of the year.” —Parul Sehgal, New York Times“A monumental contribution to the scientific understanding of human behavior that belongs on every bookshelf and many a course syllabus . . . It is a magnificent culmination of integrative thinking, on par with similar authoritative works, such as Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature.” —Michael Shermer, American Scholar “Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something—good or bad, vicious or generous—you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place” —Kate Fox, author of Watching the English“Magisterial . . . This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey . . . Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains . . . a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains.” —Steven Poole, The GuardianRarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but “If anyone can save evolutionary biology from TED talkers and pop-science fabulists, it might be Sapolsky…. Behave ranges at great length from moral philosophy to social science, genetics to Sapolsky’s home turf of neurons and hormones—but all of it is aimed squarely at the question of why humans are so awful to each other, and whether the condition is terminal.” —Vulture“Robert Sapolsky's students must love him. In Behave, the primatologist, neurologist and science communicator writes like a teacher: witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication. You feel like a lucky auditor in a fast-paced undergraduate course, where the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories and pop-culture allusions.” —Nature “Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do.” —Times Literary Supplement“Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encyclopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told.” —Edward O. Wilson“Truly all-encompassing . . . detailed, accessible, fascinating.” —The Telegraph“A wide-ranging, learned survey of all the making-us-tick things that, for better or worse, define us as human…. An exemplary work of popular science, challenging but accessible.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred“[Sapolsky] weaves science storytelling with humor….[His] big ideas deserve a wide audience and will likely shape thinking for some time.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)“[Sapolsky] does an excellent job of bringing together the expansive literature of thousands of fascinating studies with clarity and humor….A tour-de-force.” —Library Journal (starred review) “Sapolsky finds not the high moral drama of the soul choosing good or evil but rather down-to-earth biology….a remarkably encyclopedic survey of the sciences illuminating human conduct.”—Booklist(starred review) “Read Robert Sapolsky’s marvelous book Behave and you’ll never again be surprised by the range and depth of our own bad behavior. We all carry the potential for unconscious biases, to be damaged by our childhoods and map that damage onto our own loved ones, and to form the tribal ‘Us’ groups that treat outsiders as lesser ‘Thems.’ But to read this book is also, marvelously, to be given the hope that we have much more control of those behaviors than we think. And Behave gives us more than hope—it gives us the knowledge of how to act on that aspiration, to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society. That’s very good news indeed.”  —Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better'As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human--from acts of hate to acts of love, from our compulsion to dehumanize to our capacity to rehumanize.' —David Eagleman, PhD, neuroscientist at Stanford, author, presenter of PBS's The Brain   'Behave is a beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality. Sapolsky makes multiple passes at the target, using different time scales and systems. He shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. Sapolsky is not just a leading primatologist; he’s a great writer and a superb guide to human nature.' —Jonathan Haidt, New York University, author of The Righteous Mind “This is a miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever.  It ranges from how neurons and hormones interact, how emotions are an essential part of decision making, why adolescents are more likely to be violent than adults, why genes influence cultures and vice-versa, and the ins and outs of “we versus them,” all the way to “live and let live” truces in World War I and the My Lai massacre.  Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature.  For instance, Behave includes fair evaluations of complex debates (like over sociobiology) that I was involved in, and tackles controversial questions such as whether our hunter-gatherer ancestors warred on each other.  He even takes on “free will” with a clarity usually absent from the writings of philosophers on the subject. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today.” —Paul R. Ehrlich, author of Human Natures Read more About the Author Robert M. Sapolsky is the author of several works of nonfiction, including A Primate's Memoir, The Trouble with Testosterone, and Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers. He is a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation genius grant. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, two children and dogs. Read more

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Neuroanatomy Atlas in Clinical Context: Structures, Sections, Systems, and Syndromes

Pdf Medical Books Neuroanatomy Atlas in Clinical Context: Structures, Sections, Systems, and Syndromes

Pdf:Neuroanatomy Atlas in Clinical Context: Structures, Sections, Systems, and Syndromes. Neuroanatomy Atlas in Clinical Context is unique in integrating clinical information, correlations, and terminology with neuroanatomical concepts. It provides everything students need to not only master the anatomy of the central nervous system, but also understand its clinical relevance – ensuring preparedness for exams and clinical rotations. This authoritative approach, combined with salutary features such as full-color stained sections, extensive cranial nerve cross-referencing, and systems neurobiology coverage, sustains the legacy of this legendary teaching and learning tool.Emphasizes neuroscience information, concepts, and images that collectively constitute a comprehensive, clinically oriented overview of systems neurobiologyOffers clear explanations, hundreds of review questions, and supplemental online resources that provide a sound anatomical basis for integrating neurobiological and clinical informationFeatures an abundance of updated and expanded clinical content throughout all chapters to reflect the latest neuroscience knowledgeExpands Clinical Syndromes of the Central Nervous System chapter to include a new section featuring Stroke SyndromesIntroduces numerous new MRI, CT, MRA, and MRV images, as well as updated full-color photographs and artwork, to bring the content to life like never beforeUses contemporary clinical and basic science terminology in its proper contextIntegrates detailed and richly illustrated coverage of neuroanatomy with neuroscience and clinical concepts, allowing students to understand the material’s clinical context and relevanceOffers a wealth of neuroimaging examples, clinical photographs, and full-color artwork that vividly demonstrate how neuroanatomy presents in clinical practiceFeatures the masterful teaching of Duane E. Haines, PhD, FAAAS, FAAA, a widely respected and accomplished educator who has helped generations of students master neuroanatomy and neuroscience

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Cognitive Neuroscience

Pdf Medical Books Cognitive Neuroscience

Pdf:Cognitive Neuroscience.Review 'Banich and Compton's writing is very accessible to any reader, sophisticated but not overwhelming, and their use of illustrations, examples and cases add greatly to the instructional value.' Gretchen Reeves, Eastern Michigan University'This is simply the cornerstone text in the field of cognitive neuroscience; very thorough and complete, a great overview.' Penny Seymoure, Carthage College, Wisconsin'Banich and Compton are the best of the bunch for helping students understand the science behind the studies.' Catherine L. Reed, Claremont McKenna College, California'The unique voice, organization, and interesting content make the book relevant and engaging to undergraduate and graduate students alike.' Rebecca Silton, Loyola University, Chicago'Banich and Compton provide a broad, current, and accessible introduction to the mind and brain in Cognitive Neuroscience. This new edition builds on the considerable strengths of prior editions, exposing students to a range of cutting edge science in accessible prose. The result is a compelling introduction to the field.' David Badre, Brown University, Rhode Island'Banich and Compton provide an updated text with unprecedented breadth and depth. Cognitive Neuroscience details the impressive array of neuroimaging techniques available today and current findings ranging from motor control and sensation to higher level visual processes, learning and memory, executive functions and emotion. The engaging examples will readily captivate new scholars.​' Rachael D. Seidler, University of Florida'An excellent introduction to the field of cognitive neuroscience - comprehensive, insightful and well written. The focus on translating neuroscience knowledge to clinical and societal issues is timely and sets the book apart. A great resource for anyone who wants to learn about the brain!' Sabine Kastner, Princeton University, New JerseyAdvance praise: 'The fourth edition of Cognitive Neuroscience is an incredibly thorough update with virtually all chapters rewritten and updated with new figures and tables. Now the most interesting scientific topic of our time has a textbook that conveys the excitement of learning how the brain enables the mind.' William Sturgill, Rockhurst University, Missouri Read more Book Description Updated fully, this accessible yet thorough text highlights the most important issues in cognitive neuroscience. Written by two experienced teachers, the consistent narrative ensures that students link concepts across chapters. Clinical applications, case studies and examples demonstrate the real-world significance of the science. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Biological Psychology

Pdf Medical Books Biological Psychology

Pdf:Biological Psychology.About the Author James W. Kalat is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at North Carolina State University, where he taught courses in introduction to psychology and biological psychology from 1977 through 2012. He received an AB degree summa cum laude from Duke University and a PhD in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the author of INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (10th Edition) and co-author with Michelle Shiota of EMOTION (2nd Edition). In addition to textbooks, he has written journal articles on taste-aversion learning, the teaching of psychology, and other topics. He was twice the program chair for the annual convention of the American Psychological Society, now named the Association for Psychological Science. Read more

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101 Tips for Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury: Practical Advice for TBI Survivors, Caregivers, and Teachers

Pdf Medical Books 101 Tips for Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury: Practical Advice for TBI Survivors, Caregivers, and Teachers

Pdf:101 Tips for Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury: Practical Advice for TBI Survivors, Caregivers, and Teachers.Review Those who suffer from TBI should benefit from Kelly Darmofal's advice. She speaks often of the value of a sense of humor in dealing with TBI symptoms and quotes Viktor Frankl who believed that humor was one of the '...soul's weapons in the fight for self preservation.' I strongly recommend her work. --Dr. George E. Naff, NCC, LPC, Diplomate in Logotherapy Kelly is a wonderful resource about TBI for survivors, caregivers, teachers, and the entire community. The wisdom gained from her own experience makes her believable; the frankness and sense of humor that she reveals as she writes makes her authentic... Kelly and her publications have become a trusted resource for our clients who are surviving from a TBI. --Barbara Saulpaugh, Regional Executive Director, CareNet Counseling, an affiliate of Wake Forest Baptist Health Read more About the Author After suffering a severe Traumatic Brain Injury at age 15, Kelly returned to school in '92-'93 with multiple disabilities including double vision, memory loss, and aphasia. Undaunted, Kelly struggled to graduate from a school adapting to a new disability category -- TBI. Developing coping techniques on her own and with varied assistance, Kelly continued to persevere, completing both college and a Masters in special education at Salem College. She currently writes and teaches in North Carolina where she resides with her husband and son. Read more

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This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society

Pdf Medical Books This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society

Pdf:This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society.About the Author KATHLEEN MCAULIFFE is a journalist whose work has appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing and more than a dozen national magazines, including Atlantic, Discover, the New York Times Magazine, and Smithsonian.  Read more

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The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Pdf Medical Books The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Pdf:The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology).Review “[C]hallenges professionals who interact therapeutically, educationally, clinically or even socially with vulnerable populations to share knowledge and work across our specific disciplines, to prevent, identify and treat mental illness.” - Journal of Unified Psychotherapy and Clinical Science“Stephen Porges has been at the forefront of the investigation of the interplay between neurophysiological processes and developmental status.... It is with The Polyvagal Theory that Porges now presents, in a well-delineated and articulated volume, a highly testable set of hypotheses regarding how the human (and more broadly, mammalian) nervous system has evolved to promote affective regulation and social interaction.... I commend Porges on this effort. Substantial research across a significant career has been well considered and integrated into a quite engaging and stimulating model regarding the relationship between the heart and the brain.” - PsycCritiques“[O]ne of the most important books written on the nervous system in the last fifty years. Porges’s ambitious, meticulous, synthetic theory provides a missing link between mind and the nervous system. It also helps explain, in fine detail, how our individual nervous systems influence, and are influenced by, our interactions with others. Suddenly we understand things novelists have described for centuries: how it is that a facial expression, a gesture, a certain tone of voice, can trigger a radical mental reorganization, and lead to engagment, and how our mental and nervous system states shift. Porges’s studies and his theory of the social vagus represents a major advance in human knowledge, and is already improving the practice psychotherapy and mind-body medicine.” - Norman Doidge, MD, author, The Brain That Changes Itself“A truly revolutionary perspective on human nature, Porges challenges current theory, illuminates old findings so that we see them differently, and raises dozens of questions for new scientific research. The reach is broad, the depth astounding.” - Paul Ekman, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of California at San Francisco, and President & Founder, Paul Ekman Group, LLC“The Polyvagal Theory is at the leading edge of psychosomatic medicine and body-mind therapies. It is a vital contribution to scientifically-informed clinical practice. Psychologists, analysts, physicians, bodyworkers, and educators are provided with an essential map to help guide them in tracking the psychophysiological states of their clients, discern where they are ‘stuck,’ and help them to heal and move forward in life. Dr. Porges’s great contribution is now compiled in this one astounding comprehensive volume. It is a must-read for clinicians and psychobiological researchers.” - Peter A. Levine, PhD, author of In Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness Read more About the Author Stephen W. Porges, PhD, is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, where he directs the Trauma Research Center within the Kinsey Institute. He holds the position of Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He served as president of both the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines including anaesthesiology, biomedical engineering, critical care medicine, ergonomics, exercise physiology, gerontology, neurology, neuroscience, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, psychometrics, space medicine, and substance abuse. In 1994 he proposed the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. The theory is leading to innovative treatments based on insights into the mechanisms mediating symptoms observed in several behavioral, psychiatric, and physical disorders. Read more

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BRS Behavioral Science (Board Review Series)

Pdf Medical Books BRS Behavioral Science (Board Review Series)

Pdf:BRS Behavioral Science (Board Review Series).Prepare for success on the USMLE with this up-to-date resource! Offering current coverage of behavioral science, psychiatry, epidemiology, and related courses, this review book prepares you to rapidly recall key information on the mind-body relationship, and apply that knowledge on the day of the exam. Hundreds of USMLE-style questions with detailed answers and explanations help you prepare.Chapters cover the full range of behavioral science, from growth and development through assessment, specific disorders, therapies, legal and ethical issues, and much more.Each chapter begins with a “Typical Board Question,” which provides an example of how the subject is tested and familiarizes you with what you’re likely to see on the USMLE.This edition conforms with the most recent psychiatric classification system, the DSM-5.More than 700 USMLE-style, clinical vignette questions (many new to this edition), along with detailed answers, are found in Review Tests at the end of each chapter and a Comprehensive Examination at the end of the book.Written in outline format for efficient review and study.An interactive online question bank makes it easy for you to create personalized practice tests to gauge your understanding.

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Neuroscience For Dummies

Pdf Medical Books Neuroscience For Dummies

Pdf:Neuroscience For Dummies.From the Back Cover Get on the fast track to understanding neuroscience Understand the brain's structure and function Discover how the brain impacts memory and learning Understand how the brain works What's the biological basis of consciousness? Where are memories stored? What is the neural basis of decision-making? If you're studying the brain, behavior, or cognition—or just find these subjects intriguing—this updated guide is for you. Discover fascinating facts about brain structure and function, new technologies and research results, and more! Inside… How your senses work The latest on genetics Ways to improve learning What constitutes intelligence Easy-to-follow diagrams The role of neurons How we process thoughts Depression and the brain New research on PTSD Read more About the Author Frank Amthor is a professor of psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he also holds secondary appointments in the UAB Medical School Department of Neurobiology, the School of Optometry, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His research is focused on retinal and central visual processing and neural prostheses. Read more

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Essential Neuroscience

Pdf Medical Books Essential Neuroscience

Pdf:Essential Neuroscience.Essential Neuroscience integrates must-have neuroscience information with clinical and physiological considerations to help readers master the fundamentals of neuroscience and prepare for board and course exams.Acclaimed for its concise, clinically relevant coverage, this student-friendly book uses a stepwise approach that starts with the basic building blocks of neural anatomy and expands to cover structures and functions, the interaction of systems, and the science of clinical disorders. A well-balanced mix of anatomy, physiology, biology, and biochemistry helps students increase their conceptual understanding of the subject matter and prepare for practice.Vividly illustrated and rich with clinical case studies, summary tables, a glossary of key terms, and comprehensive USMLE-style review questions, this accessible resource fosters the understanding essential to students’ success on their exams and in clinical practice. Updated coverage familiarizes you with the latest clinical practices and approaches. Full-color illustrations clarify anatomic structures and complex processes. CT images and MRIs demonstrate radiologic anatomy and present conditions in a clinically relevant context. Clinical Cases enhance your clinical application capabilities and help you confidently manage commonly encountered conditions. Chapter Outlines and Summary Tables emphasize essential content and maximize your study time. Glossary defines bolded key terms at a glance. USMLE-style Review Questions with detailed explanations challenge your understanding and prepare you to excel on course and board exams.

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Brain and Behavior: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective

Pdf Medical Books Brain and Behavior: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective

Pdf:Brain and Behavior: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective.Review 'The Neuroplasticity chapter contains all of the information that is contained in the Cognitive Neuroscience book I currently use, and goes well beyond that book. I love the seamless integration of human, animal, and cellular levels of analysis. The case studies are gripping. The writing isexcellent and engaging and the figures are beautiful.' --Scott Slotnick, Boston College'This is a very well-written, up-to-date, and well-thought-out book on cognitive neuroscience. Particularly impressive is the inclusion of chapters not included in most cognitive neuroscience textbooks. These include psychiatric disorders and addiction.' --Arne Ekstrom, University of California, Davis'I'm impressed by how well the book is tailored to an undergraduate course, both in its scope and in its content. The writing is more clear and digestible for an undergraduate audience than most neuroscience books.' --Vonetta Dotson, University of Florida'I like the authors' approach. They ask intriguing, meaningful questions and write clearly. They express wonder at new methods in neuroscience that are answering questions of how mind can emerge from the action of interconnected neurons. Their use of case studies and features keep the textmoving.' --Lewis Barker, Auburn University Read more About the Author David Eagleman is a neuroscientist, New York Times best-selling author, and Guggenheim Fellow who holds joint appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Eagleman's areas of research include time perception, vision, synesthesia, and the intersection of neuroscience with the legal system.Jonathan Downar is the director of the MRI-Guided rTMS Clinic at the University Health Network Hospital in Toronto, Canada, and a scientist at the Toronto Western Research Institute. He currently holds appointments with the Department of Psychiatry and the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. Read more

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The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

Pdf Medical Books The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

Pdf:The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity.Review #1 Globe and Mail Nonfiction Bestseller#1 Toronto Star Nonfiction Bestseller Praise for The Brain’s Way of Healing   “Brilliant and highly original. Neurology used to be considered a depressing discipline with patients often displaying fascinating but essentially untreatable symptoms and disabilities. Drawing on the last three decades of research, Doidge challenges this view, using vivid portraits of patients and their physicians. The book is a treasure trove of the author’s own deep insights and a clear bright light of optimism shines through every page.” —V. S. Ramachandran, MD, PhD, neurologist, neuroscientist, and author of The Tell-Tale Brain (W. W. Norton, 2011), Director, UCSD Center for Brain and Cognition “A tour de force. In one of the most riveting books on the human brain and its mystery powers ever written, Doidge addresses the role of alternative medical therapies to reset and re-sync the dynamic patterns of ‘energy in our brain, whit the ability to restore relatively normal health to those whose fate seems hopeless. . . . These are people that traditional medicine all but abandoned as . . . untreatable. But they were rescued. . . . It’s possible to start anywhere in the book and be mesmerized.” —Huffington Post“An exciting overview of powerful new neuroscience theories that connect mind, body, and soul . . . In this age of distraction and unnatural environments and actions—like staring at screens all day—brain science offers all kinds of useful techniques to care for our infinitely complex selves. Norman Doidge’s work is a Michelin Guide to this hopeful new trove of knowledge and insight.” —Boston Globe, USA  “Stunning . . . The Brain’s Way of Healing is another groundbreaking book by Norman Doidge.
 His style keeps you going into the deep dark secrets
of how the brain works. . . . [H]is reframing of remarkable treatments
that I had categorized as gimmicky left me fascinated and humbled. He brings a whole new level of insight into the body, brain, mind connection
that will impact any reader.” — John J. Ratey, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry,
Harvard Medical School and author of Driven to Distraction   “Bold, remarkable . . . paradigm challenging. The Brain’s Way of Healing is brilliantly organized, scientifically documented, and a beautifully written narrative that captivates the reader, who is left with the profound message that the brain, similar to other organs, can heal.”  —Stephen W. Porges, PhD, Indiana University Bloomington and author of The Polyvagal Theory “Doidge’s book is filled with compelling stories about the power of ingenious technologies and disciplined awareness methods generated by innovators who transcended their own brain challenges, and who now use them to help others make radical improvements in conditions often deemed hopeless. It points to a future of remarkable and unprecedented brain healing.” —Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, Neurologist, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts General Hospital, author of The Autism Revolution   “The Brain’s way of Healing is a stunner—the sort of book you want to read several times, not because it is difficult to understand, but because it opens up so many novel and startling avenues into our potential to heal. Norman Doidge enthralls us with a rich combination of lucidly explained brain research and pioneering new (and some not so new, but not widely known) approaches to recovery. With an eloquence reminiscent of Oliver Sacks, Doidge bolsters the latest advances in brain science with a series of extraordinary case histories of people for whom all hope seemed to be lost, but who healed as a result of great personal courage, and by changing the ways their bodies and brains processed sensations and movement. This hopeful book demonstrates that a variety of sensory inputs—light, sound, electricity, vibration, movement, and thought—can awaken the brain’s attention processors, and thereby allow even the most afflicted to (re)gain ownership of their lives.  —Bessel van der Kolk MD, Medical Director, the Trauma Center, Brookline MA; Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; Author of The Body keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the healing of Trauma “The book offers real hope to individuals suffering from diverse chronic conditions. It shows in terms of graphic personal stories that we truly do not yet know the limits of what is possible in rehabilitation. The book also has a number of creative integrations of the data that will be of interest to neuroscientists.” —Edward Taub, Ph.D., Behavioral Neuroscientist, University Professor,University of Alabama at Birmingham, Director, UAB CI Therapy Research Group and Taub Training Clinic  “Everyone who has a brain could benefit from reading Doidge’s book.” —The Columbus Dispatch   “A vivid, robust and optimistic read . . . an essential addition to our growing understanding of the mind-brain-body connection. Doidge argues quite convincingly that when the brain is damaged or incompletely formed, whether from stroke, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, autism, ADHD or a host of other conditions, it’s entirely possible to “rewire” the circuits by training a different part of the brain to take over the task. . . . He's positively elegant in his crystalline explanations of brain science for a lay audience.” —Toronto Star, Canada    “This is a book of miracles: an absorbing compendium of unlikely recoveries from physical and mental ailments offers evidence that the brain can heal. Fascinating . . . brings to mind Oliver Sacks.” —Guardian   “Dazzling . . . In friendly vignettes reminiscent of Oliver Sacks’s case studies, Doidge chronicles the heroic efforts of patients with a wide variety of apparently intractable ailments, from chronic pain to multiple sclerosis. . . . Each of Doidge’s examples suggests tangible treatment ideas for patients who may have thought they were out of options. Doidge’s penchant for considering unconventional approaches to healing offers hope for all.” —Bookpage, USA   “Beautifully written . . . inspiring . . . merging scientific information into timeless and fascinating personal stories . . . The Brain's Way of Healing grabs onto the reader at once and compels them to keep reading. This is an important and encouraging book.” —The Vancouver Sun, Canada   “Exhilarating science . . . In an era of ever-increasing medicalisation of the human mind, and the medication of it, the appeal of neuroplasticity outlined by Doidge is addictive. It is inspiring, page-turning stuff.” —Sunday Times, London“A fascinating study on brain science that shows the way to major therapeutic discoveries.” —Library Journal Read more About the Author NORMAN DOIDGE, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and New York Times bestselling author. He is on the research faculty at Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York City and on the faculty of the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry as well. He lives in Toronto. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food

Pdf Medical Books Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food

Pdf:Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food.Review “Rachel Herz deftly and charmingly explains the latest science on the mysteries and paradoxes of [eating, an] eternally fascinating human pastime.” - Steven Pinker“Fascinating and provocative.… Herz lays out a smorgasbord of food-centric findings that are, by turns, familiar, instructive, and surprising.” - Portland Press Herald“Explains the myriad of factors that guide and affect our eating habits. You’ll learn about cravings, surprising triggers, startling facts, and more.” - Bustle“Readers will take away fun facts along with useful tips to curb cravings and eat smarter.” - Real Simple“Fascinating and accessibly written.… Cover to cover, Why You Eat What You Eat offers new and interesting advice to encourage… a loving relationship with food.” - Providence Journal“Like an all-you-can-eat buffet, Herz’s book will satiate any reader.” - Rhode Island Monthly“Herz takes the reader on an eyebrow-raising journey through myth-busting experiments and intriguing moments in history, revealing unexpected study results and counterintuitive factoids along the way.” - Future Science“One of Herz’s major strengths is her skill at creating catchy phrasing to convey complicated scientific theories and experiments.” - Kirkus Reviews“Herz… delivers on her promise to explain human eating habits in this research-based work on neurogastronomy.… Herz’s book illuminates Western eating habits and offers some ways that both individuals and wider society might change in order to make Westerners eat more sanely.” - Publishers Weekly“A fun and compelling book that touches upon several subjects. Recommended for a variety of readers including those interested in food science, marketing, nutrition, and psychology.” - Library Journal Read more About the Author Rachel Herz is a neuroscientist specializing in perception and emotion. She teaches at Brown University and Boston College, and is a professional consultant. The author of The Scent of Desire and That’s Disgusting, she lives in Rhode Island. Read more

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Theoretical Neuroscience: Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Neural Systems (Computational Neuroscience Series)

Pdf Medical Books Theoretical Neuroscience: Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Neural Systems (Computational Neuroscience Series)

Pdf:Theoretical Neuroscience: Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Neural Systems (Computational Neuroscience Series).Review It will not be surprising if this book becomes the standard text for students and researchers entering theoretical neuroscience for years to come.―M. Brandon Westover, Philosophical PsychologyNot only does the book set a high standard for theoretical neuroscience, it defines the field.―Dmitri Chklovskii, Neuron Read more Review Peter Dayan and L.F. Abbott have crafted an excellent introduction to the various methods of modeling nervous system function. The chapters dealing with neural coding and information theory are particularly welcome because these are new areas that are not well represented in existing texts.―Phillip S. UlinskiDayan and Abbott inspire us with a work of tremendous breadth, and each chapter is more exciting than the next. Everyone with an interest in neuroscience will want to read this book. A truly remarkable effort by two of the leaders in the field.―P. Read Montague, Professor, Division of Neuroscience, and Director, Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Baylor College of MedicineAn excellent book. There are a few volumes already available in theoretical neuroscience but none have the scope that this one does.―Bard Ermentrout, Department of Mathematics, University of PittsburghTheoretical Neuroscience provides a rigorous introduction to how neurons code, compute, and adapt. It is a remarkable synthesis of advances from many areas of neuroscience into a coherent computational framework. This book sets the standards for a new generation of modelers.―Terrence J. Sejnowski, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and University of California, San DiegoThe first comprehensive textbook on computational neuroscience. The topics covered span the gamut from biophysical faithful single cell models to neural networks, from the way nervous systems encode information in spike trains to how this information might be decoded, and from synaptic plasticity to supervised and unsupervised learning. And all of this is presented in a sophisticated yet accessible manner. A must buy for anybody who cares about the way brains compute.―Christof Koch, Lois and Victor Troendle Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Biology, California Institute of TechnologyTheoretical Neuroscience marks a milestone in the scientific maturation of integrative neuroscience. In the last decade, computational and mathematical modelling have developed into an integral part of the field, and now we finally have a textbook that reflects the changes in the way our science is being done. It will be a standard source of knowledge for the coming generation of students, both theoretical and experimental. I urge anyone who wants to be part of the development of this science in the next decades to get this book. Read it, and let your students read it.―John Hertz, Nordita (Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics), Denmark Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology

Pdf Medical Books Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology

Pdf:Brain & Behavior: An Introduction to Biological Psychology.Review The text reads like it should―a wonderfully written book. It almost reads like a novel, progressing through the topics with a fluency that is rare. ~ It’s perfect for my students. ~ This book remains head and shoulders above any of the others. ~ There are two key strengths to this text. First, its accuracy is impeccable. I trust this text for current, factual information. Second, as mentioned before, the writing is inviting and easily followed. The flow from topic to topic is seamless and the author brings in information from previous chapters to illustrate the connectedness of the material. Author: Carol L. DeVolder, St. Ambrose UniversityOverall, I feel the topic coverage is excellent. It is what a student taking an introductory biological psychology course should walk away with. Author: William Meil, Indiana University of PennsylvaniaExcellent use of artwork, good coverage of a range of topics within each chapter. Author: M. Foster Olive, Arizona State UniversityThe varied information, and its timeliness is good, especially the news topics that should grab the attention of most students. Author: Allen Salo, University of Maine at Presque IsleThe text is well organized and has excellent artwork depicting complex brain functions. Author: Dr. Catherine Powers Ozyurt, Bay Path CollegeThe definitions are clear and easy to find in text, the organization is good, the tone is easy to read and understand, and the end of the chapter example questions are helpful. Author: Cindy Gibson, Washington College 'The material is definitely accurate and current in the field.' Author: Samar Saade Needham, California State University, Long Beach Read more About the Author Bob Garrett is a Visiting Scholar at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He was Professor of Psychology at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and held several positions there, including Chairperson of the Department of Psychology, Faculty Development Coordinator, and Interim Dean of Academic Affairs. He received his BA from the University of Texas at Arlington and his MA and PhD from Baylor University. He received further training in the Department of Physiology at Baylor University College of Medicine and at the Aeromedical Research Primate Laboratory, Holloman Air Force Base. Bob lives on a 3,200-acre ranch he shares with 47 other families in the hills outside San Luis Obispo. His two sons and three beautiful grandchildren all live nearby. Read more

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An Introduction to Brain and Behavior

Pdf Medical Books An Introduction to Brain and Behavior

Pdf:An Introduction to Brain and Behavior.About the Author Bryan Kolb received his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1973. He conducted postdoctoral work at the University of Western Ontario and the Montreal Neurological Institute.He moved to the University of Lethbridge in 1976, where he is currently Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and holds a Board of Governor's Chair in Neuroscience. His current research examines how neurons of the cerebral cortex change in response to various factors, including hormones, experience, psychoactive drugs, neurotrophins, and injury, and how these changes are related to behavior in the normal and diseased brain. Kolb is a Killam Fellow (Canada Council) and a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Royal Society of Canada. He is a recipient of the Hebb Prize from CPA and from the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS) and is a former president of the CSBBCS. He is one of the theme leaders in the Canadian Stroke Network. He is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia and University of Calgary, as well as the Hotchkiss Brain Institute in Calgary, Alberta.Ian Q. Whishaw received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 1971.He moved to the University of Lethbridge in 1970, where he is currently Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and holds a Board of Governor's Chair in Neuroscience. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Texas, University of Michigan, Cambridge University, and the Unviersity of Strasbourg, France. He is a Fellow of Clair Hall, Cambridge, and a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute in Calgary, Alberta.His current research examines how the precise details of movements are influenced by injury or disease to the motor systems of rodents and humans and how animals and humans move through real and mental space. Whishaw is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Royal Society of Canada, and the Institute for Scientific Information includes him in its list of most cited neuroscientists. He is a recipient of a Bronze medal from the Canadian Humane Society, a recipient of the Ingrid Speaker medal for research, and President of NeuroDetective, Inc.G. Campbell Teskey received his Ph.D. from Western University in 1990 and then conducted postdoctoral work at McMaster University. He relocated to the University of Calgary in 1992, where he is a professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. His current research program examines the development, organization and plasticity of the motor cortex as well as how seizures alter brain function. Teskey has won numerous teaching awards, developed new courses and co-created the Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience program at his home University. He currently serves as Education Director for the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and Chairs the Education Committee of Campus Alberta Neuroscience. His hobbies include hiking, biking, kayaking, and skiing.' Read more

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Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia: A Session-by-Session Guide

Pdf Medical Books Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia: A Session-by-Session Guide

Pdf:Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia: A Session-by-Session Guide.From the Back Cover Cognitive behavior therapy which has been adapted to treat so many problems, has also brought data-driven and data-yielding treatment to insomnia.  Focusing on this evidence-based modality, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia is a much-needed treatment manual  that provides clinicians with the why’s and how’s of this approach in concise and practical terms. This book, which is written as a reader-friendly guide, is intended for clinical trainees, non-insomnia sleep specialists, and for expert CBT clinicians from outside the sleep medicine field who wish to begin the process of learning to provide empirically validated CBT-I. The Book is organized into seven parts: definition of insomnia; review of the conceptual; framework for treatment; overview of the components of therapy; session-by-session guide; dialogues; assessment and eligibility for CBT-I; and sample documentation.  The organizing principles for the guide can best be expressed as two seemingly simple questions: 'Who is appropriate for CBT-I?' 'What does one need to know to set up a Behavioral Sleep Medicine service?' The guide provides all that one needs to confidently answer these questions. Read more About the Author Michael L. Perlis, PhD Dr. Perlis is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and URMC Neurosciences Program at the University of Rochester and is the Director of the UR Sleep Research Laboratory.  His clinical expertise is in the area of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. His research interests include sleep in psychiatric disorders and neurocognitive phenomena in insomnia, the mechanisms of action of sedative hypnotics, and the development of alternative treatments for insomnia. He was a founding member of the AASM's Behavioral Sleep Medicine Committee and of the editorial board for the Journal of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sleep Research and the Journal SLEEP and he hosts an annual seminar on CBT-I for those interested in learning the techniques. Read more

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MATLAB for Brain and Cognitive Scientists (The MIT Press)

Pdf Medical Books MATLAB for Brain and Cognitive Scientists (The MIT Press)

Pdf:MATLAB for Brain and Cognitive Scientists (The MIT Press).Review An excellent primer on programming, linear algebra, signal processing, and statistics with MATLAB essential for data analysis by neuroscientists! Read it for a journey with valuable advice from Mike Cohen that can transform you from a novice to an expert in data analysis, and keep it on your bookshelf as a lifelong reference!―Srikantan Nagarajan, Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco Read more About the Author Mike X Cohen is Assistant Professor in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior at the Radboud University and University Medical Center, Nijmegan, the Netherlands. He is the author of Analyzing Neural Time Series Data: Theory and Practice (MIT Press). Read more

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The Mind's Machine

Pdf Medical Books The Mind's Machine

Pdf:The Mind's Machine.Review 'The writing style is great--almost like you are having a conversation with someone rather than reading a textbook.' --Joseph H. Porter, Virginia Commonwealth University'The students' response was very positive. They found the writing very clear, the visual summaries very helpful, and the animations particularly supportive of their studying efforts. Students also commented positively on the availability of the textbook in electronic format; in addition, they really liked the textbook's website.' --Evangelia Chrysikou, University of Kansas'This is an inexpensive yet comprehensive book.' --Carmen Westerberg, Texas State University'As far as I'm concerned, The Mind's Machine 2E is the best book of its kind on the market. The level of detail in some neuroscience/biopsych textbooks can be overwhelming to 200-level psychology students, but this book finds the sweet spot between too simple and too complex.' --Scott F. Stoltenberg, University of Nebraska'One of the biggest reasons I continue to be so loyal to this textbook is because of the beautifully informative illustrations. It's really well-written, and the illustrations and online supplementary materials are AMAZING. . . . the textbook covers a comprehensive breadth of 'essential' material in biopsychology.' --Melana Yanos, Seattle Central College Read more About the Author Neil V. Watson and the members of his lab at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada study sex-related aspects of the structure and function of the nervous system, with ongoing grant support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. His research, which spans from the effects of hormones and pollutants on the structure of the nervous system to the relationships among social factors, cognition, and steroids in humans, has appeared in a variety of journals, including the Journal of Neuroscience, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and Brain Research. Dr. Watson received his undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Western Ontario and his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, he joined the faculty at SFU in 1996 where he is now Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience and Chair of Psychology. He teaches biological psychology to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students each year.S. Marc Breedlove, the Barnett Rosenberg Professor of Neuroscience at Michigan State University, has written over 130 scientific articles investigating the role of hormones in shaping the developing and adult nervous system, publishing in journals including Science, Nature, Nature Neuroscience, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. He is also passionate about teaching--in the classroom, and in the greater community through interviews with the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Newsweek, as well as broadcast programs such as All Things Considered, Good Morning America, and Sixty Minutes. He has active grant support from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Breedlove is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Psychological Science. Read more

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In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind

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Pdf:In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind.Review “A scrupulously detailed yet magnificently panoramic autobiography.” - Sherwin B. Nuland, New York Times Book Review“ Arresting―indeed, unforgettable. ” - Howard Gardner, Washington Post“An enchanting book.” - Nancy C. Anderson, Science“Few can interlace their autobiography with the evolution of a scientific paradigm. Even fewer can weave such a story seamlessly. Eric Kandel is one of these.” - Yadin Dudai, Nature“Beyond autobiography, the book is also an accessible introduction to contemporary neuroscience, the study of how the brain produces thought and action. Included are brilliant vignettes on the history of neuroscience.” - Times Literary Supplement“[A] scintillating mix of memoir, history of science, and fundamental biology without peer. It shows compellingly what first-rate science is and how it is created.” - E.O. Wilson, author of The Diversity of Life“Written with talent and grace, this extraordinary book by one of the greatest scientists of the mind alive will be read with delight by general readers as well as by students and scholars.” - Elie Wiesel, author of Night Read more About the Author Eric R. Kandel is Kavli Professor and University Professor at Columbia University and senior investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2000. He lives in New York City. Read more

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Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Pdf Medical Books Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Pdf:Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness.Review A New York Times Book Review Editors’ ChoiceOne of the Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2016 and a Top Ten Science Book of Fall 2016, Publishers Weekly'If this is philosophy, it works, because Godfrey-Smith is a rare philosopher who searches the world for clues. Knowledgeable and curious, he examines, he admires. His explorations are good-natured. He is never dogmatic, yet startlingly incisive.' ―Carl Safina, The New York Times Book Review'Entrancing and profound . . . Godfrey-Smith takes us on a philosophical journey of a quite unique kind, for its backdrop is the sea. We accompany the author, an avid diver and admirable writer, as he explores the lives of the cephalopods and the origins of consciousness . . . As is clear from the title of Godfrey-Smith's book―as well as his enchanting descriptions of encounters with octopods―he believes these creatures have minds.' ―Stephen Cave, Financial Times'A philosopher of science and experienced deep-sea diver, Godfrey-Smith has rolled his obsessions into one book, weaving biology and philosophy into a dazzling pattern that looks a lot like the best of pop science. He peppers his latest book with vivid anecdotes from his cephalopod encounters . . . [and] relates dramatic stories of mischief made by captive octopuses . . . [but] his project is no less ambitious than to work out the evolutionary origins of subjective experience . . . The result is an incredibly insightful and enjoyable book.' ―Meehan Crist, Los Angeles Times'[Other Minds is] a terrific mix of Cousteau-esque encounters with [cephalopods] in the wild . . . wide-ranging scientific discussion, and philosophical analysis. Beautifully written, thought-provoking, and bold, this book is the latest, and most closely argued, salvo in the debate over whether octopuses and other cephalopods are intelligent, sentient beings.' ―Olivia Judson, The Atlantic 'A smoothly written and captivating account of the octopus and its brethren . . . [Godfrey-Smith] stresses their dissimilarity to us and other mammals, but he also wants us to appreciate what we have in common . . . Mr. Godfrey-Smith mixes the scientific with the personal, giving us lively descriptions of his dives to 'Octopolis,' a site off the east coast of Australia at which octopuses gather.' ―Colin McGinn, The Wall Street Journal'To investigate these astonishing animals with such empathy and rigor is achievement enough. To do so while casting light on the birth and nature of consciousness, as Godfrey-Smith does here, is captivating.' ―China Miéville, author of The City & The City and Kraken'Brilliant . . . The beauty of Godfrey-Smith’s book lies in the clarity of his writing; his empathy, if you will . . . He proves that, like all aliens, these strange, beautiful creatures are more like us than our hubris allows.' ―Philip Hoare, The Guardian'Peter Godfrey-Smith's Other Minds sells us on the sentient cephalopod and the history of our own consciousness, one tentacle at a time.' ―Sloane Crosley, Vanity Fair 'Fascinating . . . After reading this book, to paraphrase Byron, you will 'love not man the less, but cephalopods more.'' ―Callum Roberts, The Washington Post'[Other Minds's] subject is so amazing, it’s hard not to be drawn along, just as Godfrey-Smith was when he extended a hand to an octopus and it reached out to return his touch, echoing his interest.' ―Irene Wanner, The Seattle Times'Godfrey-Smith skillfully links the details of evolutionary history and biology to broader philosophical debates about the nature and function of consciousness . . . [Other Minds] is a valuable contribution to some of the most basic questions about the origins of conscious life.' ―Nick Romeo, Chicago Tribune'Delightful . . . Godfrey-Smith explores the issue from many angles, beginning with a succinct and thoughtful discussion of the evolution of animals, and extending to a look at the octopus' remarkable neurological systems . . . Throughout, Godfrey-Smith intertwines his own keen work observing and filming these animals at a remarkable site off of the coast of Australia he calls 'Octopolis.'' ―Adam Gaffney, The New Republic 'Such wondrous creatures deserve a remarkable chronicler. They’ve found one in Godfrey-Smith . . . Other Minds is a superb, coruscating book. It’s exciting to see bottom-up philosophy―philosophy that starts on the reef and in the sand and then crawls slowly up towards abstraction. That’s how all philosophy should be done.' ―Charles Foster, Literary Review 'Fascinating and often delightful . . . This book ingeniously blends philosophy and science to trace the epic journey from single-celled organisms of 3.8 billion years ago to the awakening and development of cephalopod consciousness.' ―Damian Whitworth, The Times (London)'Peter Godfrey-Smith, a philosopher, skilfully combines science, philosophy and his experiences of swimming among these tentacled beasts to illuminate the origin and nature of consciousness.' ―The Economist'Godfrey-Smith has set himself a double challenge with this book: (i) putting together what is known about octopi behavior and cognition and (ii) showing why this information challenges our philosophical and scientific conceptions of the mind. The result is most convincing.' ―Ophelia Deroy, Science 'A concise and elegant guide to evolution, consciousness, and marine biology.' ―Gary Drevitch, Psychology Today 'Deftly blending philosophy and evolutionary biology . . . Godfrey-Smith couples his philosophical and scientific approach with ample and fascinating anecdotes as well as striking photography from his numerous scuba dives off the Australian coast. He makes the case that cephalopods demonstrate a type of intelligence that is largely 'alien' to our understanding of the concept but is no less worthy of wonder . . . [Other Minds is] thoroughly enjoyable and informative.' ―Publishers Weekly'An engrossing blend of avidly described underwater adventures . . . and a fluid inquiry into the brain-body connection . . . Godfrey-Smith performs an exceptionally revealing deep dive into the evolutionary progression from sensing to acting to remembering to the coalescence of the inner voice, thus tracking the spectrum between sentience and consciousness.' ―Donna Seaman, Booklist 'I love this book, its masterful blend of natural history, philosophy, and wonder. Other Minds takes us on an extraordinary deep dive, not only beneath the waves, for a revelatory and intimate view of the mysterious and highly intelligent octopus, but also through the eons, to look at the nature of the mind and how it came about. It’s a captivating story, and Godfrey-Smith brings it alive in vivid, elegant prose. His ardent and humane passion for the octopus is present on every page. A must-read for anyone interested in what it’s like to be an octopus or in the evolution of the mind―ours and the very other, but equally sentient, minds of the cephalopods.' ―Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Genius of Birds 'One of the greatest puzzles of organic life is how and why certain animals became aware of themselves. Peter Godfrey-Smith uses the octopus as a portal to enter nonhuman consciousness, doing so with great sensitivity and first-hand knowledge.' ―Frans de Waal, author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?'Exciting, dramatic, vivid, revelatory, this book is full of jaw-dropping ideas and thrilling possibilities. In beautiful, clear, evocative writing, diver-philosopher Peter Godfrey-Smith will transform your understanding of the nature of life, the course of evolution, and the development of the mind―ours and others'. Other Minds will delight and challenge every naturalist, every diver, every person who has ever wondered about the nature of other creatures' experience. In other words, everyone should read this book―and come away with a more complex and compassionate relationship to the other animals with whom we share both Earth and sea.' ―Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus, a National Book Award finalist'Godfrey-Smith delivers a revealing exploration of one―no, two!―of evolution's most critical turns, and one remarkable creature's trail-blazing, eight-armed foray into a mental life.' ―Jonathan Balcombe, author of What a Fish Knows'One of our species's worst qualities is our insistence on an exclusive pathway to consciousness. Fortunately Peter Godfrey-Smith has given us a roadmap to a whole new territory of thinking. Other Minds is a gracious and generous exploration of this different land, one that will make you rethink the entire notion of sentience.' ―Paul Greenberg, New York Times bestselling author of Four Fish and American Catch Read more About the Author Peter Godfrey-Smith is a distinguished professor of philosophy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and a professor of the history and philosophy of science at the University of Sydney. He is the author of several books, including Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science and Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection, which won the 2010 Lakatos Award. His underwater videos of octopuses have been featured in National Geographic and New Scientist, and he has discussed them on National Public Radio and many cable TV channels. Read more

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Neuroscience: Fundamentals for Rehabilitation

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Pdf:Neuroscience: Fundamentals for Rehabilitation.This practical guide connects the theory of neuroscience with real-world clinical application by utilizing first person accounts of neurological disorders and in-depth case studies. It also provides clear descriptions of a complete range of neurological disorders. Special features such as "at-a-glance" summaries, pathology boxes, and hundreds of full-color illustrations, enhance the learning experience and make it easy to master the fundamentals of neuroscience rehabilitation.Systems approach to neuroscience helps you develop a fuller understanding of concepts in the beginning of the text and apply them to new clinical disorders later in the text. Five sections: Cellular Level, Development, Systems, Regions, and Support Systems show how neural cells operate first, and then help you apply that knowledge while developing an understanding of systems neuroscience. UNIQUE! An emphasis on neuroscience issues critical for practice of physical rehabilitation such as abnormal muscle tone, chronic pain, and control of movement. Evidence-based content has been updated to reflect the most recent research. Patient experience boxes at the beginning of each chapter give insight from actual patients and the patients’ experiences with disorders discussed in the text. Clinical notes case studies include bulleted information relevant to the clinician. NEW! Chapter on pain will help students understand the physiological origins of pain and how it can be treated.NEW! Color standardization in anatomy images will familiarize you with structures and their functions across systems.

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Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind (Fifth Edition)

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Pdf:Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind (Fifth Edition).About the Author Michael S. Gazzaniga is Distinguished Professor and Director of the Sage Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In his career, he has introduced thousands of students to psychology and cognitive neuroscience.Richard B. Ivry is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. His research focuses on the relationship of cognition and action, using the many methods of cognitive neuroscience. Dr. Ivry is a senior editor for the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience and serves on the editorial boards of a number of other journals. Among his many honors, Dr. Ivry received the Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences in 1997, and was elected a fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists in 2003 and the Association for Psychological Science in 2006.George R. Mangun is Professor of Psychology and Neurology in the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. He was the founding director of the Center for Mind and Brain, and also of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University. In 1992, with Michael S. Gazzaniga and others, he founded the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Dr. Mangun serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, and is Editor-in-Chief of the series The Neuroscience of Attention, published by Oxford University Press. He uses cognitive neuroscience tools in the study of brain attention mechanisms. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read more

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BRS Neuroanatomy (Board Review Series)

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Pdf:BRS Neuroanatomy (Board Review Series).About the Author Douglas J. Gould, Ph.D.ProfessorDepartment of Biomedical SciencesOakland University William Beaumont School of MedicineRochester, MichiganAuthor of1st-4thEditions:James D. Fix, Ph.D.(1931-2010) Read more

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Sensation & Perception

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Pdf:Sensation & Perception.About the Author Jeremy M. Wolfe is Professor of Ophthalmology & Radiology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wolfe was trained as a vision researcher/experimental psychologist and remains one today. His early work includes papers on binocular vision, adaptation, and accommodation. The bulk of his recent work has dealt with visual search and visual attention in the lab and in real world settings such as airport security and cancer screening. He taught Introductory Psychology for over twenty-five years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he won the Baker Memorial Prize for undergraduate teaching in 1989. He directs the Visual Attention Lab and the Center for Advanced Medical Imaging of Brigham & Women's Hospital.Keith R. Kluender is Professor and Head of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. His research encompasses: how people hear complex sounds such as speech; how experience shapes the way we hear; how what we hear guides our actions and communication; clinical problems of hearing impairment or language delay; and practical concerns about computer speech recognition and hearing aid design. Dr. Kluender is deeply committed to teaching, and has taught a wide array of courses--philosophical, psychological, and physiological.Dennis M. Levi has taught at the University of California, Berkeley since 2001. He is Professor in the School of Optometry and Professor at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. In the lab, Dr. Levi and colleagues use psychophysics, computational modeling, and brain imaging (fMRI) to study the neural mechanisms of normal pattern vision in humans, and to learn how they are degraded by abnormal visual experience (amblyopia).Linda M. Bartoshuk is Bushnell Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida. Her research on taste has opened up broad new avenues for further study, establishing the impact of both genetic and pathological variation in taste on food preferences, diet, and health. She discovered that taste normally inhibits other oral sensations such that damage to taste leads to unexpected consequences like weight gain and intensified oral pain. Most recently, working with colleagues in Horticulture, her group found that a considerable amount of the sweetness in fruit is actually produced by interactions between taste and olfaction in the brain. This may lead to a new way to reduce sugar in foods and beverages.Rachel S. Herz is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University and Part-time Faculty in the Psychology Department at Boston College. Her research focuses on a number of facets of olfactory cognition and perception and on emotion, memory, and motivated behavior. Her current research also focuses on the sensory and psychological mechanisms underlying food perception and eating behavior. Using an experimental approach grounded in evolutionary theory and incorporating both cognitive behavioral and neuropsychological techniques, Dr. Herz's overarching aim is to understand how biological mechanisms and cognitive processes interact to influence human perception and behavior.Roberta L. Klatzky is the Charles J. Queenan Jr. Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, where she also holds faculty appointments in the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and the Human-Computer Interaction Institute. She has done extensive research on haptic and visual object recognition, space perception and spatial thinking, and motor performance. Her work has application to haptic interfaces, navigation aids for the blind, image-guided surgery, teleoperation, and virtual environments.Daniel M. Merfeld is Professor of Otolaryngology at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and the Senior Vestibular Scientist at the Naval Medical Research Unit in Dayton. Much of his research career has been spent studying how the brain combines information from multiple sources, with a specific focus on how the brain processes ambiguous sensory information from the vestibular system in the presence of noise. Translational work includes research developing new methods to help diagnose patients experiencing vestibular symptoms and research developing vestibular implants for patients who have severe problems with their vestibular labyrinth. Read more

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Physiology of Behavior (12th Edition)

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Pdf:Physiology of Behavior (12th Edition).About the Author Neil R. Carlson pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois. He had planned to study nuclear physics, but when he discovered in an introductory psychology course that psychology was really a science, he decided that was what he wanted to do. Before changing his major, Carlson talked with several professors and visited their laboratories, and when he saw what physiological psychologists do, he knew that he had found his niche. He stayed on at Illinois and received his Ph.D. Then, after a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Iowa, Carlson came to the University of Massachusetts, where he’s been ever since. When he arrived at UMass, Carlson established a laboratory where he investigated the role of the limbic system in species-typical and learned behaviors, continuing work he had done at the University of Illinois. He received several Biomedical Research Support Grants and a research grant from NICHD. As he became more involved in textbook writing, Carlson began to focus his attention more and more on this activity and on his teaching. Carlson took the opportunity afforded by his first sabbatical leave to write the first edition of Physiology of Behavior. He very much enjoyed the experience, and this endeavor taught him much more about behavioral neuroscience. He was gratified with the positive response of his students and of the colleagues who adopted the book. The pleasure provided by this response and by the enjoyment of keeping up with the literature and writing about it has kept him going for 12 editions. (He has no plans to stop writing.) Carlson retired from UMass in the fall of 2004 but continues to keep up with developments in the field of behavioral neuroscience and to revise his book. The Psychology Department has kindly let him keep an office at the university, which makes it easier for him to continue interacting with his former colleagues. Carlson’s interests outside of writing include spending time with his family, traveling, fly fishing, skiing, and flying his small airplane. As an undergraduate psychology major at Cornell University, Melissa A. Birkett discovered courses in biopsychology, behavior, endocrinology, and evolutionary psychology. There, she was introduced to interdisciplinary research incorporating multiple perspectives in the challenging task of understanding behavior. She became interested in learning about behavior and its underlying mechanisms. She worked as an undergraduate research assistant in several laboratories on projects ranging from insect behavior to sleep in undergraduates. Those formative experiences and interactions with several influential research mentors convinced her to pursue a career in research. Melissa completed her PhD in the Neuroscience and Behavior program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (where Neil Carlson was a faculty member at the time). While there, she received training in visual neuroscience and psychopharmacology. Her interest in neuroscience and behavior grew to encompass the importance of effective teaching and pedagogy and she concurrently earned a master’s degree in science education. In 2007, she accepted a faculty position at Northern Arizona University in the Department of Psychological Sciences. Melissa currently conducts research related to the stress response and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in neuroscience, psychopharmacology, and the teaching of psychology. Each semester, she supervises student researchers and seeks to provide them with the kinds of opportunities she found valuable as a student. Her work has been recognized with awards for both outstanding teaching and teaching innovation, and she has contributed to several publications on best practices in teaching neuroscience. Melissa is excited for the opportunity to contribute to the twelfth edition of Physiology of Behavior and hopes that this text continues to engage new students, introducing them to this fascinating interdisciplinary field. Read more

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Anatomy, Histology, & Cell Biology: PreTest Self-Assessment & Review, Fourth Edition

Pdf Medical Books Anatomy, Histology, & Cell Biology: PreTest Self-Assessment & Review, Fourth Edition

Pdf:Anatomy, Histology, & Cell Biology: PreTest Self-Assessment & Review, Fourth Edition.About the Author Robert M. Klein, PhD Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology Associate Dean, Professional Development and Faculty Affairs University of Kansas, School of Medicine Kansas City, KS George C. Enders, PhD Associate Director and Director of Medical Education Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology University of Kansas, School of Medicine Kansas City, KS Read more

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Cajal's Butterflies of the Soul: Science and Art

Pdf Medical Books Cajal's Butterflies of the Soul: Science and Art

Pdf:Cajal's Butterflies of the Soul: Science and Art.Review 'The book considers the most beautiful images from three eras: the 'Benedictine' period of indistinct forms; the classical period when a special nerve cell stain, the 'black reaction' of Camillo Golgi, ignited a passion in Ramon y Cajal and other histologists of the late nineteenth century for the fantastic shapes of nerve cells; and the modern period in which the black reaction was expanded by new stains to produce magical cell forms in every color of the painter's palette. Here are images of nerve cells to match van Gogh's sunflowers, Monet's water lilies, or el Greco's View of Toledo. The book is an education in the fundamental concepts behind today's brain research as well as an inspired vision of science as an artistic and aesthetic enterprise.'--Gordon M. Shepherd, MD, DPhil, Department of Neurobiology, Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT 'Santiago Ramón y Cajal has found a modern embodiment in the author whose eye for the beauty revealed by the microscope and gift for romantic language provide a vision of the nervous system that matches that of the master himself. Cajal and many of his contemporaries portrayed their findings in lithographs that have a character all their own, a character that has disappeared from modern representations of nerve cells and their connections. There has probably never been a collection of the most striking of these illustrations from a bygone era to match that assembled by Javier De Felipe. What is particularly pleasing is that the majority undoubtedly came from publications that Cajal himself had held in his hands. The result is not only a work of high art but also one that reveals the progressive development of knowledge about the finer structure of the nervous system in the 18th and early part of the 19th centuries.'-Edward G. Jones, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Neuroscience, UC-Davis'This beautiful volume presents a pictorial history of how the nervous system was illustrated in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This was the era of artistic creativity in the study of the brain because, until microphotography became well developed, scientists of the nervous system had to be artists to communicate their observations. For Cajal, the 'butterflies of the soul' from the book's title were the elegant principal cells of the cerebral cortex (the pyramidal cells), whose study promised some day to reveal 'the secret of mental life'. This lovingly prepared book, by a leading Cajal scholar and neuroscientist, will fascinate artists and scientists alike with its marvelous microworld of unusual forms that describe the architecture of the nervous system.'--Larry R. Squire, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology, UCSD School of Medicine, Research Career Scientist, VA Medical Center, San Diego, CA 'This book does not only present the artistic products of early human and comparative neuroanatomy and neuropathology, but also provides an insight into the artistic skills of early neuroscientists in illustrating the fine structure of the nervous system in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Thus, it informs about the fundamental concepts of early brain research and gives an inspired vision of science as an artistic and aesthetic enterprise.'--European Journal of Neurology'...it [the book] is a stunningly gorgeous work with two-hundred-and-eighty-eight incredible images. Anyone who is in need of content for their coffee table, this is it. The illustrations are just breathtaking, purely and simply, and, of course, naturally. It is...invaluable. I highly recommend it; there is brilliant text as well.'--As reviewed on the blog Just One of the Guys...In Search of Cosmic Wisdom., by Benjamin Erlich'This beautiful book, edited by Javier deFelipe from the Instituto Cajal in Madrid, Spain, presents a collection of beautiful color drawings from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries illustrating the nervous system and its components, thus representing some characteristic examples of the early days of neuroscience research...This book does not only present the artistic products of early human and comparative neuroanatomy and neuropathology, but also provides an insight into the artistic skills of early neuroscientists in illustrating the fine structure of the nervous system...Thus, it informs about the fundamental concepts of early brain research and gives an inspired vision of science as an artistic and esthetic enterprise.'--As reviewed by K. A. Jellinger in European Journal of Neurology'The book...contains two-hundred and eighty-two one-of-a-kind images, truly exquisite neuroscientific data. But this is not merely a picture book; there is an abundance of valuable text. The first part contains a detailed, well-told background and history of neuroscience and technology....I cannot imagine that a traditional textbook could do a better job of presenting this information...After their introduction, the images become more than aesthetic stimulation; they acquire special meaning because they represent the seeds of early anatomical discovery that grew into the field of modern neuroscience...I would rather not attempt to translate the unique images into descriptive approximations. I prefer instead to use my words to urge the reader to see for his or herself....It all amounts to an affirmation of the fundamental beauty of this holy human organ, something to never forget.'--As reviewed by Ben Ehrlich in The Beautiful Brain: An Online Magazine'Javier DeFelipe should be congratulated on assembling such a beautiful book about the earliest microscopic investigations of the nervous system conducated at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century...This book is a wonderful addition to the library of any neuroscientist or neurologist. It is worthy of attention of artists who enjoy the beauty of the natural world.'--The Lancet Neurology'...a rich treasury...I recommend this book unreservedly; and I thank Javier DeFelipe and Oxford University Press for giving us so much beauty.'--Mitchell Glickstein, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London, reviewed in Brain'...exquisitely illustrated...This book represents the best collection of illustrations and succinct text about the history of discovery of microscopic neuroanatomy I have ever read. The book is attractively priced and should delight anyone with an interest in the nervous system. Encased within a striking dust jacket, sturdy spine, and boards, this book would make a perfect gift to graudating house staff.'--Reviewed by Edward J. Fine, MD, FAAN in Neurology'Dr. DeFelipe's book is not just a cofee-table book for viewing century-old stunning pictorial images, it is a highly relevant text for today. Should you spend $75 on this book? If you do, I can guarantee that you will have hours of wonder, gazing at the illustrations and not believing what you see - that is until you next look down your microscope.' -- Roy O. Weller, Emeritus Professor of Neuropathology, University of Southampton School of MedicineâThe book is an education in the fundamental concepts behind today's brain research as well as an inspired vision of science as an artistic and aesthetic enterprise. â - Gordon M. Shepherd, MD, DPhil, Department of Neurobiology, Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT'But, in writing in the early 1970's, Clarke and Dewhurst could not benefit from the visual revelations of tissue and brain imaging available to contemporary neuroscientists; as seen for example in ... Javier de Felipe's Cajal's Butterflies of the Soul (2010) in which images from the 'Benedictine, Black, and Colourful periods' frame a rich annotated display of exquisite microscopial depictions of the cellular architecture of the brain drawn by Golgi and Cajal who described nerve cells as having 'delicate and elegant forms, the butterflies of the soul'.' --Brain: The Journal of Neurology Read more About the Author Javier DeFelipe, PhD is a Research Professor at the Instituto Cajal (CSIC) located in his hometown, Madrid, Spain.The particular expertise of Javier DeFelipe lies in the microanatomy of the cerebral cortex. Since 1991, the main focus of his team has been directed at understanding the neurochemical and microanatomical characteristics of the neocortex and of the hippocampal formation. The information that has been obtained regarding the normal organization of these cortical regions has been used to investigate the possible alterations that might occur in these structures in epilepsy and Alzheimer disease. Another of his principal interests is in the study of the history of our current understanding of important aspects of cortical organization and function. In particular, he is interested in the origins and the roots of cortical histology and circuitry. Read more

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Anatomical Chart Company's Illustrated Pocket Anatomy: Anatomy of The Heart Study Guide

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Pdf:Anatomical Chart Company's Illustrated Pocket Anatomy: Anatomy of The Heart Study Guide.Now in its Second Edition, Anatomy of the Heart Illustrated Pocket Anatomy folding study guide takes the Anatomical Chart Company's most popular anatomical images and puts them in a durable, portable format that is perfect for the on-the-go student. Printed on a write-on, wipe-off laminated surface, this guide shows numbered anatomical structures and contains answers that can be concealed for easy self-testing and memorization. This edition features a fresh, clean design, updated content, and improved organizational features such as key subject headers at the top of each panel.This quick reference includes:Anterior (including cutaway view) and posterior views of heartCoronary arteries and veins, including cross-sections of artery and veinThorax anatomyCirculationView and text explanation of the cardiac cycle including atrial systole, ventricular systole, and diastoleExplanation of blood pressure and lists of normal, low, and high BP levelsIllustrations and explanations of cardiac conduction, valves, and electrocardiogram (ECG)Size: 9" x 4" folded, unfolded 9" x 24"Made in USAIllustrated Pocket Anatomy Study Guides available on the following:Muscular and Skeletal Systems ISBN 9780781778783Anatomy of the Heart ISBN 9780781776813Vertebral Column and Spine Disorders ISBN 9780781779820Anatomy of the Brain ISBN 9780781776837Spinal Nerves and Autonomic Nervous System ISBN 9780781776844Circulatory System ISBN 9780781779851Anatomy and Disorders of theRespiratory System ISBN 9780781776868Anatomy and Disorders of theDigestive System ISBN 9780781776882Set of 8 Study Guides # PASET8

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Thieme Test Prep for the USMLE®: Medical Neuroscience Q&A

Pdf Medical Books Thieme Test Prep for the USMLE®: Medical Neuroscience Q&A

Pdf:Thieme Test Prep for the USMLE®: Medical Neuroscience Q&A.Ensure readiness for the USMLE® or any other high-stakes exam covering neuroscience!Thieme Test Prep for the USMLE®: Medical Neuroscience by Manas Das and Lee Baugh fills a void in available board prep materials with its focus on neuroscience. Readers will learn to recall, analyze, integrate, and apply biochemical and molecular biological knowledge to solve clinical problems.Key HighlightsApproximately 520 USMLE®-style multiple choice questions on neuroscience, classified as easy, moderate, and difficult, with detailed explanationsQuestions cover clinical neurology as well as basics of neuroscience such as development, structure, and functionChapters are organized based on neuroanatomical structure and systems, from the spinal cord to the automatic nervous systemNeuroimaging section and final exam chapter are invaluable tools for students to utilize before the boardsQuestions begin with a clinical vignette, and approximately 35% are image-based, mirroring the USMLE® formatThis essential resource will help you assess your knowledge and fully prepare for the USMLE® Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1 exam.Be prepared for your board exam with the Thieme Test Prep for the USMLE® series!Das: Histology and Embryology Q&AFontes and McCarthy: Medical BiochemistryHankin et al: Clinical Anatomy Q&AHarriott et al: Medical Microbiology and Immunology Q&AKemp and Brown: Pathology Q&AWaite and Sheakley: Medical Physiology Q&AVisit www.thieme.com/testprep to learn more about our online board review question bank.

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Anatomical Chart Company's Illustrated Pocket Anatomy: The Circulatory System Study Guide

Pdf Medical Books Anatomical Chart Company's Illustrated Pocket Anatomy: The Circulatory System Study Guide

Pdf:Anatomical Chart Company's Illustrated Pocket Anatomy: The Circulatory System Study Guide.Now in its Second Edition,Circulatory System Illustrated Pocket Anatomy folding study guide takes the Anatomical Chart Company's most popular anatomical images and puts them in a durable, portable format that is perfect for the on-the-go student. Printed on a write-on, wipe-off laminated surface, this guide shows numbered anatomical structures and contains answers that can be concealed for easy self-testing and memorization. This edition features a fresh, clean design, updated content, and improved organizational features such as key subject headers at the top of each panel.This quick reference includes:Arterial and venous system anatomyVisceral arteries and venous portal systemCapillary, artery, and vein cross sectionsCoronary and pulmonary arteries and veinsImages and additional information on vascular circulation, venous muscle pump, and cardiac cycleSize: 9" x 4" folded, unfolded 9" x 24"Made in USAIllustrated Pocket Anatomy Study Guides available on the following:Muscular and Skeletal Systems ISBN 9780781778783Anatomy of the Heart ISBN 9780781776813Vertebral Column and Spine Disorders ISBN 9780781779820Anatomy of the Brain ISBN 9780781776837Spinal Nerves and Autonomic Nervous System ISBN 9780781776844Circulatory System ISBN 9780781779851Anatomy and Disorders of theRespiratory System ISBN 9780781776868Anatomy and Disorders of theDigestive System ISBN 9780781776882 Set of 8 Study Guides # PASET8

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Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course

Pdf Medical Books Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course

Pdf:Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course.Review 'Overall, I believe Elizabeth Hutchison has done an outstanding job in addressing the unique biopsychosocial aspects associated with each stage of development along the life course.' Author: David Skiba, Niagara University'The explicit focus on and reiteration of social work competencies throughout is particularly impressive and helps students preparing for licensure to draw concrete connections between the knowledge in the text and what they will be expected to know.' Author: Jamie Mitchell, Wayne State University'The use of cases and questions offered the connection to context that we were looking for.' Author: Gwenelle S. O’Neal, West Chester University'Great introductory textbook covering material related to Human Behavior in the Social Environment at an appropriate depth and breadth.' Author: Lisa M. Shannon, Morehead State University Read more About the Author Elizabeth D. Hutchison, MSW, PhD, received her MSW from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and her PhD from the University at Albany, State University of New York. She was on the faculty in the Social Work Department at Elms College from 1980 to 1987 and served as chair of the department from 1982 to 1987. She was on the faculty in the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1987 to 2009, where she taught courses in human behavior and the social environment, social work and social justice, and child and family policy; she also served as field practicum liaison. She has been a social worker in health, mental health, aging, and child and family welfare settings. She is committed to providing social workers with comprehensive, current, and useful frameworks for thinking about human behavior. Her other research interests focus on child and family welfare. She lives in Reno, Nevada, where she is a hands-on grandmother and an activist on local justice issues. Read more

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SOAP for Family Medicine

Pdf Medical Books SOAP for Family Medicine

Pdf:SOAP for Family Medicine.Offering step-by-step guidance on how to properly document patient care, this updated Second Edition presents 90 of the most common clinical problems encountered on the wards and clinics in an easy-to-read, two-page layout using the familiar "SOAP" note format. Emphasizing the patient’s clinical problem, not the diagnosis, this pocket-sized quick reference teaches both clinical reasoning and documentation skills and is ideal for use by medical students, Pas, and NPs during the Family Medicine rotation.A new Introduction offers templates, tips, and guidelines for writing SOAP notes.Clear, well-written sample SOAP notes for a wide range of diagnoses focus on the most important information needed for success on rounds.A portable, pocket-sized format with at-a-glance, two-page layouts makes practical information quickly accessible.The SOAP approach helps students figure out where to start, while improving communication between physicians and ensuring accurate documentation.Enrich Your eBook Reading Experience with Enhanced Video, Audio and Interactive Capabilities! Read directly on your preferred device(s), such as computer, tablet, or smartphoneEasily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speechAdapt for unique reading needs, supporting learning disabilities, visual/auditory impairments, second-language or literacy challenges, and more

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USMLE Step 2 Secrets

Pdf Medical Books USMLE Step 2 Secrets

Pdf:USMLE Step 2 Secrets.Concise and easy to use, USMLE Step 2 Secrets, by prolific author Theodore X. O’Connell, MD, is an effective, high-yield review for achieving success on this high-stakes exam. Presented in the popular, time-tested Secrets® Q&A format, this bestselling USMLE review book prepares you for the broad-based diagnosis, treatment, and management questions you’ll face on the vignette-style USMLE exam.The proven Secrets® format gives you the most return for your time – concise, easy to read, engaging, and highly effective. Essential questions and answers cover the key conditions you will be expected to recognize, all specialty and subspecialty topics, and necessary clinical concepts. Top 100 Secrets, tips, and memory aids provide a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success in practice and on exams. Portable size makes it easy to carry with you for quick reference or review anywhere, anytime. Thoroughly updated to ensure that content reflects the current USMLE exam. New color images added throughout, plus numerous figures, tables, and summary boxes for visual overview of essential, board-relevant content. Student Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Epidemiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access (Gordis, Epidemiology)

Pdf Medical Books Epidemiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access (Gordis, Epidemiology)

Pdf:Epidemiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access (Gordis, Epidemiology).Review 'This is best introductory textbook of epidemiology that I have encountered. It is also ranked the highest by my students. The major change from the fourth to fifth edition is the addition of more color to the tables and figures. The overall content has not changed much. Thus, for students who prefer a more colorful presentation, this edition is a worthwhile investment. If this is not the case and students have the previous edition, they can still learn the principles and methods of epidemiology from the prior edition.'-Charles Lynch, MD,PhD, MS(University of Iowa College of Public Health) Doody Review: 4 stars 'The book is extremely well organized with clear sections. It benefits from a high level of illustration, including a variety of pictures, diagrams and even cartoons, some of which are in colour―which are an appealing and welcome break from the textual presentation of epidemiological theory. Overall, I think it is an excellent book for medical students and occupational medicine trainees and a useful revision and reference text for consultant occupational physicians―one of the most clearly laid out and readable general epidemiology texts that I have ever seen.'  Reviewed by: Julia Smedley, Occupational Medicine   Date: July 2015 Read more

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Nsca's Essentials of Personal Training

Pdf Medical Books Nsca's Essentials of Personal Training

Pdf:Nsca's Essentials of Personal Training.About the Author Founded in 1978, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association with members in over 56 countries. Drawing on its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings. Unlike any other organization, the NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. By working to find practical applications for new research findings in the strength and conditioning field, the association fosters the development of strength training and conditioning as a discipline and as a profession. Jared W. Coburn, PhD, CSCS, *D, FNSCA, FACSM, is a professor of kinesiology at California State University at Fullerton, where he has earned numerous awards for teaching and research excellence. Before entering the world of academia, Coburn worked as a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and director of physical therapy clinics and fitness and wellness centers. His interest in applying scientific principles to the training of clients and athletes is based largely on his experience as a practitioner. Coburn has published widely and frequently lectures on topics related to exercise training. He is particularly interested in studying muscle function during strength, power, and endurance exercises and has presented his work in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters. Coburn is an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, where he has held membership since 1984. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from California State University at Fullerton and a PhD from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Coburn lives with his wife, Tamara, and their two children in Norco, California. Moh H. Malek, PhD, CSCS, *D, NSCA-CPT, *D, FNSCA, FACSM, is an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and director of the Integrative Physiology of Exercise Laboratory at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Malek conducts research in both human and animal models examining the underlying mechanisms of muscle fatigue. In 2010, Malek received the NSCA's Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator of the Year Award. Malek has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers related to exercise physiology and has presented his research at the NSCA National Conference since 2004. Since 2007, he has served as associate editor of Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. He also serves on the editorial board of Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise. Malek received his bachelor's degrees in biology and psychology from Pitzer College, his master's degree in kinesiology from California State University at Fullerton, and a PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Malek and his wife, Bridget, reside in Northville, Michigan. In his free time, Malek enjoys watching football, fitness training, and reading. Read more

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxious Children: Therapist Manual, Third Edition

Pdf Medical Books Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxious Children: Therapist Manual, Third Edition

Pdf:Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxious Children: Therapist Manual, Third Edition.This therapist manual provides an overview of the general strategies used in the treatment of anxiety in children. The treatment manual is coordinated with the revised Coping Cat Workbook by the same authors; There is a chapter devoted to each of the sixteen therapy sessions that appear in the Coping Cat Workbook;, with explanations of and a rationale for the activities. Of applied interest, practicing therapists have provided tips for the newer therapist working with the anxious youth. Also provided is a description of strategies for dealing with potential difficulties (e.g., noncompliance).

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Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology (Lippincott Illustrated Reviews Series)

Pdf Medical Books Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology (Lippincott Illustrated Reviews Series)

Pdf:Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology (Lippincott Illustrated Reviews Series).Students’ favorite review resource for studying the essentials of medical pharmacology, Lippincott® Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology , Seventh Edition, presents up-to-date drug information in an accessible format ideal for a fast, effective refresher.Part of the popular Lippincott® Illustrated Reviews series, this concise resource features clear, effective writing and hundreds of illustrations that break down complex information for rapid review. Sequential images present mechanisms of action and focus on showing rather than telling students how drugs work, and review questions with answers deliver powerful, practical exam preparation. Updated drug information reflects the most current, clinically relevant pharmacology material.Approachable outline format distills complex information for easier review.High-quality illustrations reinforce understanding in vibrant detail.Enhanced review questions with answers test students’ understanding and identify areas for further study.Enrich Your eBook Reading Experience with Enhanced Video, Audio and Interactive Capabilities! Read directly on your preferred device(s), such as computer, tablet, or smartphoneEasily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speechAdapt for unique reading needs, supporting learning disabilities, visual/auditory impairments, second-language or literacy challenges, and more

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The Successful Match 2017: Rules for Success in the Residency Match

Pdf Medical Books The Successful Match 2017: Rules for Success in the Residency Match

Pdf:The Successful Match 2017: Rules for Success in the Residency Match.From the Author Q & A with Dr. Samir DesaiIt's been 7 years since the last edition of The Successful Match. What are the major differences between the 2009 and 2017 editions?The Successful Match 2017 is nearly 650 pages while the 2009 edition had approximately 400 pages. Every chapter has been updated, and new chapters have been added for U.S. citizen IMGs, osteopathic students, and couples. In the 2009 edition, specialty-specific information was presented over 1-2 pages. In this new edition, each specialty has its own chapter, and we dig deep to offer applicants incredibly detailed information and strategies tailored to the specific specialty. To bring this level of detail to our readers, we had to significantly expand the size of the book.Why is this book so detailed?Matching successfully requires countless decisions. Some are small. Some are big. But they're all important. The details matter in this process. We wanted applicants to base their decisions on the available evidence. After all, we're talking about something so very important - their future. Fortunately, we have available to us considerable research in the area of residency selection, and we present this literature to give applicants the knowledge needed to make sound decisions. When evidence was lacking, we reached out to program directors and other key decision-makers, and included their recommendations in the book. Which groups of applicants will find this book useful?Every applicant type will find tremendous value in this resource. Some examples:Are you worried that your USMLE Step 1 score may prevent you from matching in your chosen specialty? We'll show what you can do to overcome this obstacle.Do you know what anesthesiology program directors are tired of seeing in the personal statement? We'll show you what to avoid.Did you fail to match into orthopedic surgery? If so, you're not alone. We offer specific tips to help you succeed when you reapply.Are you interested in ENT? What's one thing that you should definitely highlight in your application and interview?Letters of recommendation are important to dermatology residency programs. How do you choose which writers to target for letters? What can you do to develop the relationships that will lead to powerful letters?Your choice of mentor is crucial to your success but it can be hard to choose among available mentors in a department. We'll show you a technique which will help you choose the 'right' mentor.Are you a non-U.S. citizen IMG preparing for the residency interview? You'll learn about concerns that programs have about your background and training, and we'll show you how to allay these concerns during the interview.Do you have a red flag or area of concern in your background. Learn ways to present this information, and reassure programs that you have so much to offer. How can I use this book to deliver a powerful interview performance?Interview performance is the most important factor used by programs to make rank-order list decisions. We have dedicated 6 chapters for interview preparation. Inside find the answers to the following questions:What do I do if I don't know how to answer a question?What errors should I avoid in answering behavioral interview questions?What key things must I share with every interviewer?I've heard that many applicants provide superficial answers. How can I avoid this common pitfall?I know that I will have a chance to ask the interviewer some questions. How can I avoid asking the 'wrong' questions?How do I answer the questions 'Tell me about yourself' and 'What is your biggest weakness?'How can I stand out from other interviewees?You'll find the answers to these questions and much more in our book. What else can I do to maximize my chances of a successful match?Keep up-to-date with the latest information about the residency selection process by listening to our 'Success in Medicine' podcast available at iTunes. I host this podcast with my co-author, Dr. Rajani Katta. There, you'll find additional tips and strategies for match success. As always, we're not satisfied with giving you general information. Just like our book 'The Successful Match,' the Success in Medicine podcast provides detailed advice to help you get closer to your goals.  Read more

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Medical Terminology For Dummies

Pdf Medical Books Medical Terminology For Dummies

Pdf:Medical Terminology For Dummies.From the Back Cover Learn to: Deconstruct and identify prefix, root, and suffix origins Understand word foundations and origins Communicate like a healthcare professional Don’t know a carcinoma from a hematoma? No worries! This friendly guide shows you how the easiest way to remember unfamiliar, tongue-twisting words is to learn their parts: the prefix, root, and suffix. Loaded with helpful tips, it breaks down the words you’ll encounter in your medical terminology course and helps you master definitions, pronunciations, and applications across all medical fields. Say what? — discover how easy it is to approach medical terminology by way of linguistics to break down words and quickly make sense of their meaning The anatomy of things — bone up your understanding of terminology in the skeletal system, get ripped with the muscular system, and deepen your understanding of the skin and sensory systems Let’s get physiological — find tips on grasping the puzzling terms associated with cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and nervous systems When you gotta go — take advantage of easy-to-understand guidance on the stumping terms you may encounter in the urinary and male/female reproductive systems Open the book and find: Everything you need to scrub into medical terminology The big three that make medical terminology a breeze: prefixes, roots, and suffixes Easy-to-remember tips for mastering every part of the body Essential medical terminology resources to keep on your tool belt Mnemonic devices you don’t want to be without Useful study references worth checking out Read more About the Author Beverley Henderson, CMT-R, HRT, has more than 40 years’ experience in medical terminology and transcription. She developed course curricula and helped write and produce a series of medical terminology teaching videos. Jennifer Lee Dorsey has been a writer and editor for 18 years. Read more

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Crush Step 1: The Ultimate USMLE Step 1 Review

Pdf Medical Books Crush Step 1: The Ultimate USMLE Step 1 Review

Pdf:Crush Step 1: The Ultimate USMLE Step 1 Review.Written and reviewed by students, residents, and experts, and led by bestselling review author Dr. Ted O’Connell, Crush Step 1, 2nd Edition, is the perfect review resource you need to score high on this high-stakes exam. This comprehensive, focused resource is the most effective review tool available for truly understanding the material on which you’ll be tested. Up-to-date, easy-to-read, high-yield coverage of all the material tested on the exam. Numerous color images, helpful lists, and quick-reference tables help students retain and recall information quickly. Review questions for each chapter test student mastery of core knowledge and aid retention of high-yield facts. Test prep strategies help readers identify and understand question stems rather than memorizing buzz words. A new review board of current students and residents, as well as authors who scored within the 99th percentile on the USMLE Step 1, ensures relevance and accuracy.Student Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references and animations, designed to produce a more rounded learning experience.

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CCM Certification Study Guide 2018 & 2019: CCM Study Guide 2018 & 2019 and CCM Practice Questions 2018-2019 for the Certified Case Management Exam

Pdf Medical Books CCM Certification Study Guide 2018 & 2019: CCM Study Guide 2018 & 2019 and CCM Practice Questions 2018-2019 for the Certified Case Management Exam

Pdf:CCM Certification Study Guide 2018 & 2019: CCM Study Guide 2018 & 2019 and CCM Practice Questions 2018-2019 for the Certified Case Management Exam.Test Prep Book's CCM Certification Study Guide 2018 & 2019: CCM Study Guide 2018 & 2019 and CCM Practice Questions 2018-2019 for the Certified Case Management ExamDeveloped by Test Prep Books for test takers trying to achieve a passing score on the CCM exam, this comprehensive study guide includes:•Quick Overview•Test-Taking Strategies•Introduction•Care Delivery and Reimbursement Methods•Psychosocial Concepts and Support Systems•Quality Outcomes Evaluation and Measurements•Rehabilitation Concepts and Strategies•Ethical, Legal, and Practice Standards•Practice Questions•Detailed Answer ExplanationsDisclaimer: CCM® is a registered trademark of Certified Case Management, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product. Each section of the test has a comprehensive review created by Test Prep Books that goes into detail to cover all of the content likely to appear on the CCM exam.The Test Prep Books CCM practice test questions are each followed by detailed answer explanations. If you miss a question, it's important that you are able to understand the nature of your mistake and how to avoid making it again in the future. The answer explanations will help you to learn from your mistakes and overcome them.Understanding the latest test-taking strategies is essential to preparing you for what you will expect on the exam. A test taker has to not only understand the material that is being covered on the test, but also must be familiar with the strategies that are necessary to properly utilize the time provided and get through the test without making any avoidable errors. Test Prep Books has drilled down the top test-taking tips for you to know. Anyone planning to take this exam should take advantage of the CCM certification review material, practice test questions, and test-taking strategies contained in this Test Prep Books study guide.

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The Premed Playbook Guide to the Medical School Interview: Be Prepared, Perform Well, Get Accepted

Pdf Medical Books The Premed Playbook Guide to the Medical School Interview: Be Prepared, Perform Well, Get Accepted

Pdf:The Premed Playbook Guide to the Medical School Interview: Be Prepared, Perform Well, Get Accepted.About the Author Ryan is a former Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force. Ryan graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Sciences, and received his M.D. from New York Medical College. After graduating from medical school, Ryan completed his internship through a Tufts Medical Center transitional medicine program at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital.Ryan Gray is a physician and has a podcast and website for helping undergraduates get into medical school. This is his first book in his series for undergrads and it is focusing on the med school interview. He left the Air Force and is now focusing on his podcast business full time. Read more

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USMLE Step 3 Secrets

Pdf Medical Books USMLE Step 3 Secrets

Pdf:USMLE Step 3 Secrets.Clear that final USMLE hurdle with confidence! Bestselling review author Dr. Ted O’Connell prepares you for every aspect of the challenging USMLE Step 3 exam with questions and concise answers designed for today’s residents. Following the popular, time-tested Secrets Series® format, this enjoyable, easy-to-read book is extremely effective for ensuring success on one of the most important exams you’ll take in your medical career.Get the most out of your study time with 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 format that interactively reviews your knowledge of diagnosis, treatment, and management of common disorders. Carry it with you and study at your convenience – anytime, anywhere. Tap into the knowledge and experience of co-authors who have all scored extremely well on all steps of the USMLE. Zero in on key information with 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.

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First, Do No Harm: The Dramatic Story of Real Doctors and Patients Making Impossible Choices at a Big-City Hospital

Pdf Medical Books First, Do No Harm: The Dramatic Story of Real Doctors and Patients Making Impossible Choices at a Big-City Hospital

Pdf:First, Do No Harm: The Dramatic Story of Real Doctors and Patients Making Impossible Choices at a Big-City Hospital.From Publishers Weekly In novelistic detail, Belkin examines the cases of several patients in a Houston hospital and the ethical considerations of their doctors. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From the Inside Flap 'A powerful, true story of life and death in a major metropolitan hospital...Harrowing... An important book.'THE NEW YORK TIMESWhat is life worth? And what is a life worth living? At a time when America faces vital choices about the future of its health care, former NEW YORK TIMES correspondent Lisa Belkin takes a powerful and poignant look at the inner workings of Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas, telling the remarkable, real-life stories of the doctors, patients, families, and hospital administrators who must ask--and ultimately answer--the most profound and heart-rendng questions about life and death. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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ATI TEAS 6 Study Questions 2018 & 2019: Three ATI TEAS Practice Tests Version 6

Pdf Medical Books ATI TEAS 6 Study Questions 2018 & 2019: Three ATI TEAS Practice Tests Version 6

Pdf:ATI TEAS 6 Study Questions 2018 & 2019: Three ATI TEAS Practice Tests Version 6.Test Prep Book's ATI TEAS 6 Study Questions 2018 & 2019: Three ATI TEAS Practice Tests Version 6Developed by Test Prep Books for test takers trying to achieve a passing score on the TEAS exam, this practice test book includes:•Quick Overview•Test-Taking Strategies•Introduction•Practice Test #1•Answer Explanations•Practice Test #2•Answer Explanations•Practice Test #3•Answer ExplanationsDisclaimer: TEAS® is a registered trademark of the Assessment Technologies Institute®, which is unaffiliated, not a sponsor, or associated with Test Prep Books.The Test Prep Books TEAS practice test questions are each followed by detailed answer explanations. If you miss a question, it's important that you are able to understand the nature of your mistake and how to avoid making it again in the future. The answer explanations will help you to learn from your mistakes and overcome them.Understanding the latest test-taking strategies is essential to preparing you for what you will expect on the exam. A test taker has to not only understand the material that is being covered on the test, but also must be familiar with the strategies that are necessary to properly utilize the time provided and get through the test without making any avoidable errors. Test Prep Books has drilled down the top test-taking tips for you to know. Anyone planning to take this exam should take advantage of the TEAS test prep review practice test questions and test-taking strategies contained in this Test Prep Books study guide.

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Seven Aneurysms: Tenets and Techniques for Clipping

Pdf Medical Books Seven Aneurysms: Tenets and Techniques for Clipping

Pdf:Seven Aneurysms: Tenets and Techniques for Clipping.Review '[Four stars] Could not be published at a better time...superb illustrations, well-referenced text...technique insights...not only a superb book, but also one with historical significance...unparalleled in the book literature on aneurysm clipping.'--Doody's Review[Four stars] Could not be published at a better time...superb illustrations, well-referenced text...technique insights...not only a superb book, but also one with historical significance...unparalleled in the book literature on aneurysm clipping.Doodys Review Read more From the Back Cover Finalist in 2012 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards[Four stars] Could not be published at a better time... superb illustrations, well-referenced text... technique insights... not only a superb book, but also one with historical significance... unparalleled in the book literature on aneurysm clipping.Doodys ReviewSeven Aneurysms: Tenets and Techniques for Clipping combines the instructive nature of a textbook with the visual aspects of an atlas to guide readers through the surgical principles, approaches, and techniques they need to dissect and clip cerebral aneurysms.Comprised of three concise sections, the book distills the distinguished author's vast experience into a series of easily accessible tutorials presented through clear, systematic descriptions and stunning, full-color illustrations. The first section explains the critical concepts and basic tenets of aneurysm microsurgery followed by a section on the various craniotomies and exposures necessary for successful clipping. The final section covers microsurgical anatomy, dissection strategies, and clipping techniques for each of the seven most common aneurysm types that are the focus of this book.Features:Strategies for handling the seven aneurysms most often seen by neurosurgeons: PCoA, MCA, ACoA, OphA, PcaA, basilar bifurcation, and PICA383 full-color surgical photographs demonstrate operative techniques; 77 high-quality drawings display anatomy and spatial relationshipsSuccinct text facilitates quick reading and easy referenceClipping remains an essential treatment method for the most frequently encountered aneurysms. This must-have guide will enable neurosurgery residents, fellows, or practicing neurosurgeons to handle the majority of the aneurysms they will encounter with confidence and poise. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Pocket Atlas of Normal CT Anatomy of the Head and Brain (Radiology Pocket Atlas Series)

Pdf Medical Books Pocket Atlas of Normal CT Anatomy of the Head and Brain (Radiology Pocket Atlas Series)

Pdf:Pocket Atlas of Normal CT Anatomy of the Head and Brain (Radiology Pocket Atlas Series).Featuring 73 sharp, new images obtained with state-of-the-art scanning technology, the Second Edition of this popular pocket atlas is a quick, handy guide to interpreting computed tomography images of the brain and calvarium, temporal bone, orbit, nasal cavity, and paranasal sinuses. The book helps readers recognize normal anatomic structures on CT scans and distinguish these structures from artifacts.Each page presents a high-resolution CT scan, with anatomic landmarks clearly labeled. Directly above the scan are a key to the labels and a thumbnail illustration that orients the reader to the plane of view (sagittal, axial, or coronal). This format enables readers to identify features rapidly and accurately. Praise for the previous edition: "[A] splendid, very pocket-sized atlas....[A] very useful basic booklet which will enlighten all clinical trainees and not a few of their mentors."-- Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry "A very useful and uncomplicated pocket-sized reference....This little atlas will be popular among residents in neurology, neurosurgery, ENT, ophthalmology, and internal medicine, and all clinicians who are required to inspect CTs of the head."-- Neurology "The book is most useful for medical students and neophyte radiology, neurology, or neurosurgical residents....Recommended!-- American Journal of Neuroradiology

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The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands

Pdf Medical Books The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands

Pdf:The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands.Review 'In his new book, The Patient Will See You Now, Topol expertly builds upon his earlier path-finding work and explores how smartphone adoption, big data, new digital monitors of medically relevant information streams, ubiquitous computing, and larger networks are all combining to revolutionize health care far beyond what most now expect-with the exciting promise of lower costs and higher quality simultaneously. Coming from a world-class physician with a unique perspective on the rapidly changing nature of medicine, Topol's prescription for patient empowerment is a must read.'-Al Gore'Dr. Eric Topol is uniquely positioned to map out a new era of democratized medicine-a time when each individual will not only have immediate access to all of their own medical data, but even generate much of it and play a principal role in their healthcare.' -Sanjay Gupta, M.D. 'Dr. Eric Topol is a pioneer of the medicine of the future and the future is now! Read this book and empower yourself for total well-being.' -Deepak Chopra'Eric Topol has written a must-read manifesto for patients who feel helpless. Filled with knowledge and engaging stories, this book shows how you can harness technology to be the master of your medical care-or at least, a better partner for your doctor. I want Dr. Topol for my doctor.' -Elisabeth Rosenthal, M.D., The New York Times'[A] groundbreaking book.... I think this book is revelatory and just plain smart.'-Jim Cramer, CNBC's Mad Money'[Topol is] one of medicine's most innovative thinkers about the digital future.... [A] valuable contribution to a fascinating subject. Despite his digital predilections, Topol is a humane and sympathetic observer of the plight of patients in our highly dysfunctional health care system. We can only hope mobile devices will help them better navigate (or scroll) their way through this perilous terrain.'-New York Times Book Review'Dr. Eric Topol [is] one of the nation's leading thinkers on the future of medicine.'-Newt Gingrich, Newsmax'Dr. Topol's overriding thesis is that the old days of 'doctor knows best' are as good as gone. No longer will doctors control medical data, treatment or profits. Instead, thanks to the newest science, humanity will finally achieve truly democratic health care.'-New York Times'The Patient Will See You Now is full of innovative thinking.... This book is full of technical wizardry and intriguing questions about the nature - and the future - of diagnosing, monitoring and healing.'-Perri Klass, Washington Post'In The Patient Will See You Now, Eric Topol charts how digitisation is slowly transforming medicine. Most industries have already been digitised--the media, music, banking--but perhaps the most important transformation will be in medicine, which still resembles something from the middle ages. Your mobile phone, for example, will analyse your heart beat for possible heart disease. Your DNA will be used to create new therapies and cures. The 'tricorder' of Star Trek, which analyses your health by simply scanning your body, is coming.'-Michio Kaku, The Guardian'[Dr. Topol's] vision is compelling, combining an empowering view of technology with the recognition that medicine requires something more. The best physicians heal even when they can't cure, Dr. Topol notes, and 'there will never be algorithms, supercomputers, avatars or robots to pull that off.''-Wall Street Journal'[Topol] does a terrific job of laying out the immense potential of smartphones and iMedicine technologies to democratize medicine like never before.... Topol's writing style makes it very accessible for the lay person without any 'dumbing down' that would be a turnoff to health professionals. This is a must read for anyone that cares about healthcare.... I can't think of a book that does a better job of projecting how the future of medicine will unfold and the critical role individuals will play in their own health (beyond the obvious).'-Dave Chase, Forbes.com'It is rare to find a book that addresses quite technical topics so clearly, while interweaving stories about the variety of personalities who are shaping the field.... The book is both scholarly, supported by careful footnoting, and encyclopedic-nearly every recent development challenging traditional notions of medicine is carefully evaluated.'-Health Affairs'The mantra defining the future of medicine, according to physician and author Eric Topol, is 'Nothing about me without me.' And in his new work, The Patient Will See You Now, that mantra animates a vision of medicine that, in everyday practice, is radically democratized and digitized, made accessible and dialogic through the use of handheld devices, open-access records, iDocs, physician avatars and more.'-The Plain Dealer'[E]xtraordinarily thought-provoking and even provocative.... [T]he world [Topol] envisions is already exceedingly close to being realized; the writing on the wall is clear, unambiguous and unmistakable. This would be a great book to read sitting in a waiting room or during a stay at the hospital.'-Bowling Green Daily News'If you want to feel as exhilarated, and maybe even as disoriented, as Marty [McFly, the fictional character in the movie Back to the Future II] did after fast-forwarding to 2015, read Dr. Topol's new book, The Patient Will See You Now. Building on themes he introduced in his last book, The Creative Destruction of Medicine, Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, describes a health care world upended by digital technology - mostly to the benefit of patients. We wield dominion over this new world through our smart phones.'-Susan Dentzer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health blog'Cardiologist Topol argues for taking down the boundaries separating the medical and digital worlds, boldly exploring how patients can shape the medicine of the future.'-Publishers Weekly'With its many charts, graphs, and citations, this forward-thinking work will appeal to all educated health-care consumers.'-Library Journal'[Topol] forecasts and engineers a new chapter in medicine.... [He] foresees a future medical world profoundly bolstered by wireless Internet, where 'each individual will have all their own medical data and the computing power to process it.''-Booklist'A visionary physician predicts a technology-driven, patient-centered revolution in health care. In this work about the changes afoot in the world of medical care, Topol, in this natural follow-up to his previous book, demonstrates the combination of intelligence and ambition that is apparent in his successful medical career.... Not content to simply critique the current system (though he does so thoroughly and convincingly), the author strides optimistically into the future of health care.... An expertly detailed, precisely documented exploration of the 'power of information and individualization' in health care.'-Kirkus Reviews'In The Patient Will See You Now, Eric Topol unveils a visionary new world of patient empowerment through apps.'-The Independent (UK)'[Topol] envisions a new era where we could have...access to our own medical data and the tools to heal ourselves without being completely at the mercy of our doctors.... With an impressively well-researched cache of examples, he explains the various gadgets attached to smartphones to carry out complex medical examinations that cost pennies, the potential for using the same cheap technology in poor countries where expensive medical equipment cannot be deployed and the potential for the opening up of patient data - which could then be shared across the world through the Internet to find diagnoses and trends on an unprecedented scale.'-Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)'In this extraordinary book, Topol has, in effect, provided us with a prescription for the future of medicine. He outlines the challenges of the current practice of medicine, and gives us a powerful vision of what can be changed-and how. Topol writes about the future more effectively than any physician or scientist that I know. If you want to know about what medicine looks like today, you should read this book. But if you want to know what medicine will look like tomorrow, then you must absolutely read this book.' -Siddharta Muhkerjee, M.D., author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer'Eric Topol understands better than anybody else the growing battle between technology- and information-empowered patients on one side, and the incumbent medical establishment on the other. He also understands who should win it. Read this book and you'll join him in fighting the good fight.'-Andrew McAfee, author of The Second Machine Age'Dr. Topol clearly captures the challenges and major disruptions occurring in medicine today. A revolution in healthcare is finely happening-one that will not only improve outcomes, but the individual patient's experience. This is a book that everyone needs to read. The practice and future of medicine are indeed being turned upside down.'-John E. Kelly III, Director of Research at IBM Read more About the Author Eric J. Topol, M.D., is professor of innovative medicine and the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California. Trained at Johns Hopkins University, he conducted one of the first trials of a genetically engineered protein for treating heart attacks, was the founder of the world's first cardiovascular gene bank at the Cleveland Clinic, and was one of the first cardiologists to raise an alarm over the dangerous side-effects of Vioxx. The author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine, he is one of the ten most-cited working scientists, and was named Doctor of the Decade by the Institute for Scientific Information as well as a 'rock star of science' by GQ. He lives with his family in La Jolla, California. Read more

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The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care

Pdf Medical Books The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care

Pdf:The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care.Review Atul Gawande, M.D.,author of The Checklist Manifesto“Dr. Eric Topol is an extraordinary doctor. He's started a leading medical school, identified the first genes to underlie development of heart disease, led major medical centers, and been a pioneer of wireless medicine. But he is also a remarkable communicator—one of the few top-flight scientists in medicine to be able to genuinely connect with the public. He was, for example, the first physician researcher to question the safety of Vioxx—and unlike most who raise safety questions, actually succeed in bringing the concerns to public attention. I have known and admired Dr. Topol for a long time. I recommend him highly.”A. J. Jacobs, author of My Life as an Experiment and The Year of Living Biblically“It may sound like hyperbole, but it's true: Medicine is undergoing its biggest revolution since the invention of the germ theory. As Eric Topol writes, thirty years ago, ‘digital medicine' referred to rectal examinations. Dr. Topol is both a leader of and perfect guide to this brave new health world. His book should be prescribed for doctors and patients alike.”Brook Byers, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers“This is the one book to read for a complete and clear view of our medical future, as enabled by the convergence of digital, mobile, genomic, and life science breakthroughs. Dr. Topol explains how iPhones, cloud computing, gene sequencing, wireless sensors, modernized clinical trials, internet connectivity, advanced diagnostics, targeted therapies and other science will enable the individualization of medicine—and force overdue radical change in how medicine is delivered, regulated, and reimbursed. This book should be read by patients, doctors, scientists, entrepreneurs, insurers, regulators, digital engineers—anyone who wants better health, lower costs, and participation in this revolution.”Misha Angrist, Assistant Professor, Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, and author of Here is a Human Being“Eric Topol is that rare physician willing to challenge the orthodoxies of his guild. He recognizes that in the U.S., health care business-as-usual is unsustainable. But he does not despair. He bears witness to the rise of Homo digitus and the promise it holds to upend the inefficiencies and dysfunction so entrenched in clinical medicine. The Creative Destruction of Medicine is a timely tour de force. It is a necessary heresy.”Clayton M. Christensen, Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, and author of The Innovator's Dilemma“Eric Topol gives us an eye-opening look at what's possible in healthcare if people can mobilize to charge the status quo. The Creative Destruction of Medicine is simply remarkable.”Mehmet Oz, M.D., Professor and Vice-Chair of Surgery, NY Presbyterian/Columbia University“Eric Topol outlines the creative destruction of medicine that must be led by informed consumers. Smart patients will push the many stakeholders in health to accelerate change as medicine adapts to a new world of information and technology.”Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric“Eric Topol has been a longtime innovator in healthcare. In The Creative Destruction of Medicine, he citesthe big waves of innovation that will save healthcare for the future. Real healthcare reform has not yet begun, but it will. The Creative Destruction of Medicine lays out the path.”Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer“What happens when you combine cellular phone technology with the cellular aberrations in disease? Or create a bridge between the digital revolution with the medical revolution? How will minute biological sensors alter the way we treat lethal illnesses, such as heart attacks or cancer? This marvelous book by Eric Topol, a leading cardiologist, gene hunter and medical thinker, answers not just these questions, but many many more. Topol's analysis draws us to the very frontlines of medicine, and leaves us with a view of a landscape that is both foreign and daunting. He manages to recount this story in simple, lucid language—resulting in an enthralling and important book.”Omar Ishrak, Chairman and CEO of Medtronic“Eric Topol provides an excellent and pragmatic view of the U.S. healthcare system from a patient's perspective. He then offers, through numerous examples, an exciting vision for the future ... when technology can be used to dramatically improve the quality of care and reduce cost at the same time. The Creative Destruction of Medicine is a highly informative and enjoyable book, which truly triggers the reader's imagination as to what is possible” Reed Tuckson, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs, UnitedHealth Group“Eric Topol has written an extraordinarily important book at just the right moment. Drawing upon a unique and impressive array of convergent expertise in medical research, clinical medicine, consumer and health technological advancements, and health policy, Dr. Topol opens the door for an essential discussion of old challenges viewed through an innovative lens. In the context of increasingly unaffordable health care costs, suboptimal quality of care delivery, a tsunami of preventable chronic illness, and new accountabilities for consumer's health choices and behaviors, this book helps  all of us to think about solutions in new and exciting ways!”Steve Case, co-founder, AOL, and founder of Revolution LLC“Health care is poised to be revolutionized by two forces—technology and consumerism—and Dr. Eric Topol explains why. One-size-fits-all medicine will soon be overtaken by highly personalized, customized solutions that are enabled by breakthroughs in genomics and mobile devices and propelled by empowered consumers looking to live longer, healthier lives. Fasten your seat belts and get ready for the ride—and learn what steps you can take to begin to take control of your health.”James Fowler, Professor of Medical Genetics and Political Science, UC San Diego, and author of Connected“Eric Topol is uniquely positioned to write such a timely and important book. He leads two institutions—one in genomics and one in wireless health—that will each play a huge role in transforming medicine in the twenty-first century. From this vantage point, he can see unifying themes that will underlie the coming revolution in population and personal health, and he communicates his vision with vibrant energy. Everyone will want to read this book.”George Church, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School“What happens when the super-convergence of smart phones further combines with million-fold lower-cost genomics and diverse wearable sensors? The riveting answer leads compellingly to a call to activism—not only for medical care providers, but all patients and everyone looking for the next ‘disruptive' economic revolution. This future is closer than most of us would have imagined before seeing it laid out so clearly. A must-read.”J. Craig Venter, Chairman and President, J. Craig Venter Institute“Our sequencing of the human genome eleven years ago was the beginning of the individualized medicine revolution, a revolution that cannot happen without digitized personal phenotype information. Eric Topol provides a path forward using your digitized genome, remote sensing devices and social networking to place the educated at the center of medicine.” Read more About the Author Eric J. Topol, M.D., is the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and co-founder and vice-chairman of the West Wireless Health Institute in La Jolla, California. He is a practicing cardiologist at the Scripps Clinic and a professor of genomics at The Scripps Research Institute. One of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine, Topol was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and has led many of the trials that have shaped contemporary treatment for heart disease. Read more

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Social Injustice and Public Health

Pdf Medical Books Social Injustice and Public Health

Pdf:Social Injustice and Public Health.Review ...'an invaluable primer on how inequity breeds ill health...It should be widely read by policymakers and practitioners looking for a passionate and scholarly review of societal changes that would avert enormous suffering.'--New England Journal of MedicineSocial Injustice and Public Health manages to meld the substance of an invaluable textbook with the feel of a good read.'--California Nurse.,.'an invaluable primer on how inequity breeds ill health...It should be widely read by policymakers and practitioners looking for a passionate and scholarly review of societal changes that would avert enormous suffering.'--New England Journal of MedicineSocial Injustice and Public Health manages to meld the substance of an invaluable textbook with the feel of a good read.'--California Nurse, ..'an invaluable primer on how inequity breeds ill health...It should be widely read by policymakers and practitioners looking for a passionate and scholarly review of societal changes that would avert enormous suffering.'--New England Journal of Medicine Social Injustice and Public Health manages to meld the substance of an invaluable textbook with the feel of a good read.'--California Nurse ., .'an invaluable primer on how inequity breeds ill health...It should be widely read by policymakers and practitioners looking for a passionate and scholarly review of societal changes that would avert enormous suffering.'--New England Journal of MedicineSocial Injustice and Public Health manages to meld the substance of an invaluable textbook with the feel of a good read.'--California Nurse.,.'an invaluable primer on how inequity breeds ill health...It should be widely read by policymakers and practitioners looking for a passionate and scholarly review of societal changes that would avert enormous suffering.'--New England Journal of Medicine 'Social Injustice and Public Health manages to meld the substance of an invaluable textbook with the feel of a good read.'--California Nurse .,.'an invaluable primer on how inequity breeds ill health...It should be widely read by policymakers and practitioners looking for a passionate and scholarly review of societal changes that would avert enormous suffering.'--New England Journal of Medicine 'Social Injustice and Public Health manages to meld the substance of an invaluable textbook with the feel of a good read.'--California Nurse .,.'a useful contribution to a critical field of public health.' --International Journal of Epidemiology.'..a useful contribution to a critical field of public health.'--International Journal of Epidemiology.'..an invaluable primer on how inequity breeds ill health...It should be widely read by policymakers and practitioners looking for a passionate and scholarly review of societal changes that would avert enormous suffering.'--New England Journal of Medicine Read more About the Author Barry S. Levy is Adjunct Professor of Community Health at Tufts University, School of Medicine. Read more

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150 Years of ObamaCare

Pdf Medical Books 150 Years of ObamaCare

Pdf:150 Years of ObamaCare.Review 'An informative and enticing book... Dawes combines his on-the-ground perspective with that of a longtime scholar and advocate for the reduction and elimination of health disparities.' (Health Affairs)'This text is invaluable for its data alone. Dawes provides an informed perspective on U.S. health care, its evolution, and how the ACA ultimately became law; but ObamaCare is also a good information source, a neutral chronicle. I enthusiastically recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about the act and U.S. health care policy.' (Florida Bar)'An important book that will come to serve as a key reference work for anyone wishing to understand the process by which the Affordable Care Act came into existence, not to mention the actual contents of the law itself. [Dawes] brings valuable... knowledge of the policy process to a wider audience, and the book will be of interest to scholars and policy analysts across a range of fields.' (Social History of Medicine)'This is an important book that will come to serve as a key reference work for anyone wishing to understand the process by which the Affordable Care Act came into existence, not to mention the actual contents of the law itself.' (Social History of Medicine)'150 Years of ObamaCare not only details the history of the incrementalist approach to health reform in this country but also offers a keen perspective on what might lie ahead.... The lessons of 150 Years of Obamacare will help us all better understand future attacks on the ACA and continuing attempts to achieve health equity. In addition to the vast amount of history one can learn by reading 150 Years of ObamaCare, the book provides a bird's-eye view of both the ACA's passage and the political turmoil that has followed. Readers will appreciate Dawes's insightful descriptions of what it was like behind the scenes during the tortuous process of passing the law.... To help cut through that complexity, all readers, law-trained or not, will find useful Dawes's piece-by-piece explanation of the law's major provisions accompanied by concrete examples designed to illustrate their application.' (Journal of Legal Medicine)'Putting the struggle to pass and implement the Affordable Care Act into historic perspective is a valuable contribution to understanding how difficult this effort has been and how significant the passage of health reform is for the citizens and the economy of our country. Daniel Dawes brings to life the extraordinary efforts of advocates, lawmakers, and citizens to increase access to quality health care for those who have long been marginalized and excluded. 150 years of Obamacare is an important and comprehensive volume.' (Kathleen Sebelius, former Secretary of Health and Human Services)'In this groundbreaking work, Dawes cuts through the noise by combining a history of past public policies and the health equity movement in America with his intimate knowledge of the ACA. He puts the law into context and powerfully explains what is at stake in the future for health reform.' (Andrew Young, Ambassador)'In extending health insurance coverage to millions of people, the Affordable Care Act is a game-changer for those with mental health and substance use disorders. Daniel Dawes tells the story of how the law was developed and passed―and its role in reshaping American health care. An illuminating study for anyone who cares about health equity!' (Patrick J. Kennedy, former Congressman, author of A Common Struggle)'150 Years of ObamaCare is a masterful and thought-provoking, must read, exploration of health reform past, present, and future.' (Garth Graham, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Minority Health)'This book tells the little-known and never publicized story about the work of congressional leaders―behind the scenes―to ensure that health equity would be a core goal of this landmark legislation. Daniel Dawes illuminates the nuts-and-bolts processes of getting it done and ensuring that certain communities would not again be left behind or left out!' (Donna Christensen, MD, former Congresswoman) Read more From the Back Cover In this groundbreaking book, health-care attorney Daniel E. Dawes explores the secret backstory of the Affordable Care Act, shedding light on the creation and implementation of the greatest and most sweeping equalizer in the history of American health care. An eye-opening and authoritative narrative written from an insider’s perspective, 150 Years of ObamaCare debunks contemporary understandings of health reform. It also provides a comprehensive and unprecedented review of the health equity movement and the little-known leadership efforts that were crucial to passing public policies and laws reforming mental health, minority health, and universal health.An instrumental player in a large coalition of organizations that helped shape ObamaCare, Dawes tells the story of the Affordable Care Act with urgency and intimate detail. He reveals what went on behind the scenes by including copies of letters and e-mails written by the people and groups who worked to craft and pass the law. Dawes explains the law through a health equity lens, focusing on what it is meant to do and how it affects various groups. Ultimately, he argues that ObamaCare is much more comprehensive in the context of previous reform efforts than is typically understood.In an increasingly polarized political environment, health reform has been caught in the cross fire of the partisan struggle, making it difficult to separate fact from fiction. Offering unparalleled and complete insight into the efforts by the Obama administration, Congress, and external stakeholders, 150 Years of ObamaCare illuminates one of the most challenging legislative feats in the history of the United States.'An informative and enticing book... Dawes combines his on-the-ground perspective with that of a longtime scholar and advocate for the reduction and elimination of health disparities.'―Health Affairs'An important book that will come to serve as a key reference work for anyone wishing to understand the process by which the Affordable Care Act came into existence, not to mention the actual contents of the law itself. [Dawes] brings valuable... knowledge of the policy process to a wider audience, and the book will be of interest to scholars and policy analysts across a range of fields.'―Social History of Medicine'This text is invaluable for its data alone. Dawes provides an informed perspective on U.S. health care, its evolution, and how the ACA ultimately became law; but ObamaCare is also a good information source, a neutral chronicle. I enthusiastically recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about the act and U.S. health care policy.'―Florida Bar Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States (Anthropologies of American Medicine: Culture, Power, and Practice)

Pdf Medical Books Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States (Anthropologies of American Medicine: Culture, Power, and Practice)

Pdf:Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States (Anthropologies of American Medicine: Culture, Power, and Practice).Review 'This insightful and timely volume foregrounds individuals’ lived experiences of health reform—whether they were included in the reform or excluded. By attending to the nuances of political subjectivities, the complexity of regional variation, and the messiness of the law’s implementation on the ground, the contributors help illuminate how a middle-of-road reform became one of the most politically contentious issues of our time.'-Sarah Horton, author ,They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury, and “Illegality” among U.S. Farmworkers'Unequal Coverage, edited by Mulligan and Castan~eda, is an excellent group of ethnographic studies describing the lived experiences of unfair health insurance in the United States. It is must-reading for anyone interested in understanding the Affordable Care Act and how it has impacted the population and health care providers.'-Choice“Unequal Coverage presents telling ethnographic studies of how the Affordable Care Act is explained in the distinctive local moral worlds that constitute inequality in America. It is the most important effort by anthropologists that I have come across to describe the lived experience of inequality in health insurance. Timely and salient!”-Arthur Kleinman, MD,Professor of Anthropology and Psychiatry, Harvard University'If there was ever a time to shed light on the policies fostering health care inequality in the United States, that time is now. The contributors to this volume invite us to consider how healthcare reform creates often contradictory inclusions and exclusions for different populations across the country,  and documents the real-world impacts of policies that foster stratification and specific notions of risk and responsibility. This book will appeal to health policy students and scholars, but is also an engaging ethnographic work accessible to any reader interested in understanding the inequalities created by the U.S. healthcare system.'-Mark Nichter,Regents Professor of Anthropology, Public Health and Family Medicine University of Arizona Read more About the Author Heide Castañeda is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida. Her primary research areas include medical anthropology, law and society, migration, migrant health, health policy, and constructs of citizenship.  Read more

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Ionizing Radiation: Part II: Some Internally Deposited Radionuclides (Medicine)

Pdf Medical Books Ionizing Radiation: Part II: Some Internally Deposited Radionuclides (Medicine)

Pdf:Ionizing Radiation: Part II: Some Internally Deposited Radionuclides (Medicine).About the Author The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization. IARC's mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control. The Agency is involved in both epidemiological and laboratory research and disseminates scientific information through publications, meetings, courses, and fellowships. Read more

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First Aid for the NBDE Part 1, Third Edition (First Aid Series)

Pdf Medical Books First Aid for the NBDE Part 1, Third Edition (First Aid Series)

Pdf:First Aid for the NBDE Part 1, Third Edition (First Aid Series).About the Author Derek M. Steinbacher, MD, DMD graduated from The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2001. He completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA), specializing in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and in Craniofacial Surgery at Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania. Dr. Steinbacher is currently practicing in the Division of Plastic Surgery at Yale University (New Haven, CT) Read more

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CURRENT Diagnosis and Treatment Emergency Medicine, Eighth Edition (Current Diagnosis and Treatment of Emergency Medicine)

Pdf Medical Books CURRENT Diagnosis and Treatment Emergency Medicine, Eighth Edition (Current Diagnosis and Treatment of Emergency Medicine)

Pdf:CURRENT Diagnosis and Treatment Emergency Medicine, Eighth Edition (Current Diagnosis and Treatment of Emergency Medicine).About the Author   Keith Stone, MD is Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center, Scott & White Memorial Hospital.Roger L. Humphries, MD is Assistant Professor and Residency Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Kentucky College. Read more

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Dental Terminology

Pdf Medical Books Dental Terminology

Pdf:Dental Terminology.About the Author received an MS from the University of Dayton. She has taken postgraduate studies at Ohio State, West Virginia University, Kent State, and Ohio University. She was employed as a dental assistant/hygienist in oral surgery, orthodontics, and general practices before she became a dental assisting instructor and Diversified Cooperative Health Occupations coordinator at Belmont Career Center in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Along with teaching duties she chartered the National Honor Society participation of the vocational school and was advisor for the VICA opening and closing ceremony team to National competition representing the state of Ohio. Mrs. Dofka has retired from active teaching but maintains life membership in the Iota Lambda Sigma, professional vocational teaching fraternity, DANB dental assisting certification, and maintains retired status as dental hygienist in West Virginia. She is currently serving in consultation practice and advisory board capacity as well as volunteer activities. Read more

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ADA Dental Drug Handbook: A Quick Reference (Practical Guide)

Pdf Medical Books ADA Dental Drug Handbook: A Quick Reference (Practical Guide)

Pdf:ADA Dental Drug Handbook: A Quick Reference (Practical Guide).About the Author The American Dental Association is the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients, and publishes books, eBooks, the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), and patient education. ADA is the largest dental association in the United States, representing more than 161,000 dentist members. Read more

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Practical Veterinary Dental Radiography

Pdf Medical Books Practical Veterinary Dental Radiography

Pdf:Practical Veterinary Dental Radiography.With over 1,000 clear, high-quality images, this in-depth full guide covers all aspects of veterinary dental radiography. Chapters explain the indications for – and importance of – this key area of veterinary practice, the equipment used, the essential techniques in developing and processing the radiograph, common errors made, and the pathology of the teeth. The book also explores radiographic interpretation in seven detailed sections, discussing all aspects from normal radiographic anatomy to endodontic disease and trauma. An additional chapter covers techniques and interpretation with exotics in three sections: rabbits, ferrets and rodents. The book concludes with a look at future directions in this field. Essential reading for all veterinary practitioners, this book is also the ideal guide for trainees.

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ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools 2017-2018: For Students Entering Fall 2018 or Fall 2019

Pdf Medical Books ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools 2017-2018: For Students Entering Fall 2018 or Fall 2019

Pdf:ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools 2017-2018: For Students Entering Fall 2018 or Fall 2019.Descriptive profiles of 66 U.S. dental schools and 10 Canadian dental schools, including: State, province or international residency requirements. Minimum preparation and degree requirements. Dental Admission Test mean and range scores. Grade point average mean and range. Special programs and services, including summer enrichment programs. Estimated costs. Descriptions of schools’ curriculums. Several comparative tables for easy review of schools’ data, including: Applicants and enrollees—by gender, race and ethnicity and in-state versus out-of-state. Admissions requirements. 2016 entering class characteristics. Tips for writing a dental school application essay. Details on submitting the ADEA AADSAS® application Helpful advice for high school and undergraduate students about getting into dental school. Guidelines for financing dental school, including: Explanation of different loan repayment/service commitment programs. Tips on managing credit and budgeting. Information about the AAMC/ADEA Dental Loan Organizer and Calculator. Read more

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Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clinical Approach

Pdf Medical Books Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clinical Approach

Pdf:Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clinical Approach.From the Back Cover As our population ages and multiple factors contribute to an increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, more patients than ever before will be candidates for implantable devices as part of their treatment for heart rhythm abnormalities. Clinicians have a widening array of sophisticated devices from which to choose, and important new data about efficacy, long-term outcomes and possible complications has emerged, impacting how devices are chosen and utilized. Overall, the management of patients with pacemakers, ICDs and other devices remains a complex topic and the need for clear-headed, expert guidance has never been greater. Now in its 3rd edition, Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clinical Approach is the clinically focused guide to pacemakers, ICDs and CRT that caregivers can rely on for answers to common but challenging questions on all aspects of implantable devices, from device selection to implantation, programming and long-term management. This new edition of Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clinical Approach: Provides answers to the most common clinical questions Presents a logical progression from descriptions of devices and indications to hardware selection and proper implementation Includes important updates in all covered areas, especially in chapters on CRT and ICD therapies, where recent significant advances have been made Features over 750 illustrations, most in full color With it’s focus on essential clinical information, and sensible, matter-of-fact approach, Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clinical Approach, 3rd edition, is the ideal guide for busy providers. Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest knowledge and with a wealth of visual content to illustrate processes and reinforce key concepts, it is also an invaluable resource for those preparing to take the Electrophysiology boards or other certification examinations. Also of interest Bayes de Luna, Clinical Arrhythmology, isbn 978–0–470–65636–5 Fogoros, Electrophysiologic Testing, 5e, isbn 978–0–470–67423–9 Read more About the Author David L. Hayes Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Professor of Medicine,Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA Samuel J. Asirvatham Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Professor ofMedicine and of Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA Paul A. Friedman Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Director, ImplantableDevice Lab, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA Read more

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Ellestad's Stress Testing: Principles and Practice

Pdf Medical Books Ellestad's Stress Testing: Principles and Practice

Pdf:Ellestad's Stress Testing: Principles and Practice.About the Author Gregory Thomas, MD, Medical Director, MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center; Clinical Professor and Director of Nuclear Cardiology Education, University of California, Irvine, Long Beach, CaliforniaL. Samuel Wann, MD, Attending Cardiologist, Columbia-St. Mary's Healthcare, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Read more

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A Heart Surgeon's Little Instruction Book

Pdf Medical Books A Heart Surgeon's Little Instruction Book

Pdf:A Heart Surgeon's Little Instruction Book.Sometimes the environment surrounding an operating room is way too serious! Let loose with this handy paperback, which is destined to be the topic of conversation in ORs everywhere. Wit, wisdom, and sage advice are furnished to the surgical team via 452 one-liners. These tidbits of information will cause the whole surgical team to reflect, chuckle, and even re-evaluate their bedside manner. These thought-provoking, yet witty quotes promise to keep the surgical team in stitches.Here's a sampling of this book's humor and advice:Never be embarrassed to look something up.Avoid scheduling an operation for the morning if you are leaving town in the afternoon.Don't throw instruments.If you must throw something, make it something disposable.Don't panic-even when it's obviously the most rational thing to do.If possible, leave the saphenous vein undivided in the leg until after heparin has been administered.In the event of a complication, the resident closest to the bed is assigned the blame.

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Clinical Guide to Heart Transplantation

Pdf Medical Books Clinical Guide to Heart Transplantation

Pdf:Clinical Guide to Heart Transplantation.Review “This is a current, concise review of best practices and concepts regarding the pathophysiology and treatment issues in cardiac transplantation. … This succinct resource would be useful for practitioners at all levels of training and practice. From medical students to residents and fellows to cardiologists, the book provides the necessary tools to help manage and treat patients being prepared for, and who undergo, cardiac transplantation. It measures up to any cardiac transplantation review book in the field.” (John Barr Biglane, Doody's Book Reviews, July, 2017) Read more From the Back Cover This handbook is an easy reference for those involved in the management of heart transplant.  While this compilation of best practices cannot address the complexity of the individual patients we care for on a daily basis, it will serve to help us ask the right questions, access the best evidence and ultimately make the best decisions for the patients involved. Clinical Guide to Heart Transplantation provides a current review of the field of heart transplantation and how it has evolved into an established therapy for the treatment of end-stage heart failure.  With the advent of improved surgical techniques, the development of immunosuppressive drugs and the utilization of more sophisticated monitoring strategies and treatments for graft rejection, heart transplantation now offer patients an avenue to both improved survival and quality of life.  With over 4000 heart transplants performed per year globally and with 1-year survival approaching 90%, this practical title assists those involved in the this most complex of procedures to establish best practice. It is therefore essential reading for all practitioners in this field, charged with making critical decisions in the management of patients, donor organs, and the transplant process itself in order to achieve the greatest benefit in the utilization of this often scarce resource. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Transesophageal Echocardiography for Congenital Heart Disease

Pdf Medical Books Transesophageal Echocardiography for Congenital Heart Disease

Pdf:Transesophageal Echocardiography for Congenital Heart Disease.Review From the reviews:“This is a comprehensive reference on the use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in a variety of congenital heart disorders. … The target audience includes healthcare providers who treat patients with congenital heart disease and those who perform and interpret echocardiographic studies. … This is a thorough reference on the use of TEE for a wide array of congenital pathologies.” (Caleb Daniel Thompson, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2014) Read more From the Back Cover Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has played an instrumental role among the many advances in the field of congenital heart disease (CHD) that have resulted in successful and continually improving clinical outcomes, today enabling most affected infants and children to live well into adulthood. Ongoing evolution of the technology (including three-dimensional TEE) promises to maintain this imaging approach at the forefront of clinical practice. Competent performance of TEE in the patient with CHD, however, requires a number of essential technical and cognitive skills, in addition to a solid understanding of the broad spectrum of congenital pathology. Thus, the important need for a comprehensive reference on the subject to assist specialists who care for these patients.Transesophageal Echocardiography for Congenital Heart Disease represents a unique work, the only textbook of its kind that focuses specifically upon the applications of TEE in CHD. In each chapter, the contributors―highly regarded specialists and leaders in the field―provide practical and instructive information on the many different aspects of CHD evaluation by TEE. The textbook is extensively supplemented with over 700 figures/illustrations and more than 400 high quality videos (available online). This reference will prove an invaluable resource for those who use TEE in the care of both children and adults with CHD, whether they be cardiologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, intensivists, sonographers, or trainees wishing to obtain basic knowledge or advance their understanding of the field. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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House Officer's Guide to ICU Care: Fundamentals of Management of the Heart and Lungs

Pdf Medical Books House Officer's Guide to ICU Care: Fundamentals of Management of the Heart and Lungs

Pdf:House Officer's Guide to ICU Care: Fundamentals of Management of the Heart and Lungs.Review Important concepts were easy to understand for both the novice and more experienced ICU provider. Another strength noted was the degree of cardiology content integrated into ICU material. The illustrations depicted were also simple and easy to understand. The book was interesting and would be easy to read for a variety of healthcare practitioners, such as registered nurses, residents, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, or even respiratory therapists. We highly recommend this book. --Critical Care Medicine: February 2014 - Volume 42 - Issue 2 Read more About the Author John A. Elefteriades, MD, William W.L. Glenn Professor of Surgery; Director, Aortic Institute at Yale-New Haven, Yale University School of Medicine Curtis Tribble, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Mississippi Alexander S. Geha, MD, MS, Professor & Chief Emeritus, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Univ. of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago; Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery; University of California at San Diego Medical Center Mark Siegel, MD, Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary); Yale University School of Medicine Lawrence S. Cohen, MD, The Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Medicine (Emeritus), Yale University School of Medicine Read more

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Johns Hopkins Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Pdf Medical Books Johns Hopkins Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Pdf:Johns Hopkins Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery.About the Author David D. Yuh, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Associate Professor, Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology, Whiting School of Engineering, Director Minimally Invasive Surgical Program, Director of Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA Luca A. Vricella, MD, Formerly of Johns Hopkins University, is currently Director of Heart Transplantation, Cardiovascular Surgery, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC William A. Baumgartner, MD, Cardiac Surgeon-in-Charge, The Vincent L. Gott Professor, Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs, President of Clinical Practice Association, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA Read more

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Illustrated Handbook of Cardiac Surgery (Applied Mathematical Sciences; 109)

Pdf Medical Books Illustrated Handbook of Cardiac Surgery (Applied Mathematical Sciences; 109)

Pdf:Illustrated Handbook of Cardiac Surgery (Applied Mathematical Sciences; 109).Review '...it serves its purpose admirably....The illustrations are so clear and simple that the book might appeal to all doctors who need to discuss proposed heart surgery with patients or their parents...It is strongly recommended.' Australian and New Zealand Jnl. of Surgery Read more

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Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

Pdf Medical Books Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

Pdf:Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.Review '... The information in this excellent book can help health care providers move to the next level in enhancing the health of all patients who are at risk for or who have manifestations of cardiovascular disease.' (Victor F. Froelicher, The New England Journal of Medicine, August 2007) Read more From the Back Cover Over the past decades the medical care of patients with cardiovascular disease has improved exponentially with significant benefits to mortality, morbidity and the quality of life of coronary patients. Modern cardiac rehabilitation and preventative cardiology have been and continue to be crucial to these improvements. Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation is a timely and thorough review of prevention, lifestyle counseling and rehabilitation for cardiologists and all physicians and other health professionals in cardiac rehabilitation teams. The Editors have gathered over 60 experts from all parts of the globe, each highlighting the role of cardiac rehabilitation and preventative cardiology from exercise testing and training, through nutrition, smoking cessation, behavioral and social support to adapted programs for newer groups with specific demands, such as the elderly, patients with implantable devices and patients after cardiac transplantation. Importantly, much emphasis is placed on the organizational aspects of cardiac rehabilitation, including quality assurance and economic evaluation. Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation has been carefully and thoughtfully structured to provide practical guidance for all cardiologists and other health personnel engaged in the management of cardiac patients. Read more

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Cardiac CT Imaging: Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease

Pdf Medical Books Cardiac CT Imaging: Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease

Pdf:Cardiac CT Imaging: Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease.Review “Cardiac CT Imaging: Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease is a large, coffee table style book and part of a well-established series. The book is … extremely comprehensive, up-to-date and thorough. It would suit those seeking a comprehensive textbook in cardiovascular imaging … . In summary, this is a well-written and affordable offering compared with many other, similar coffee table books.” (Dr. Ed Nicol, RAD Magazine, Vol. 31, February, 2017) Read more From the Back Cover This book collates the current knowledge in cardiovascular CT and presents this in a clinically relevant and practical format appropriate for all who use the modality. The field has experienced continued rapid evolution due to advances in technology, the expanded spectrum of cardiovascular applications and significant growth in published data.    As increasing numbers have access to CT scanners, Cardiac CT Imaging: Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease, Third Edition provides all the relevant information on the use of this modality. This extensive revision of this well-respected textbook brings the reader up-to-date with the technique, with chapters supplied by an experienced set of contributing authors and representing the full spectrum of cardiac CT. It thus represents an essential purchase for those preparing for board examinations, all training to use this modality, and those already using cardiovascular CT on a day-to-day basis who want to stay current. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Cardiac Surgery: Operative Technique - Expert Consult: Online and Print

Pdf Medical Books Cardiac Surgery: Operative Technique - Expert Consult: Online and Print

Pdf:Cardiac Surgery: Operative Technique - Expert Consult: Online and Print.Review 'This is an excellent second edition on the broad and complex area of cardiac surgery. It covers most of the latest advances in the field and is a great companion to current textbooks and an excellent resource for practicing surgeons, trainees, and nonphysician providers. The illustrations are masterful and offer a truly insightful explanation of these very complex operations. While it is not intended to be an exhaustive resource on all topics, such as valve repair, it does cover almost all areas outside of minimally invasive and robotic surgery and is a truly beautiful and informative book on the state of the art of cardiac surgery.'- Michael Bates, MD (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics) 4 star Doody rating! Read more

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Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery

Pdf Medical Books Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery

Pdf:Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery.Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery will systematically cover all the main topics involved in the current practice of a cardiac surgeon. It will incorporate current guidelines for practice (such as from the American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology) and up-to-date information based on current literature. All the chapters have been written by cardiac surgeons who have recently undertaken their Cardiothoracic Board / Specialty Exit examinations and reviewed by a cardiothoracic examiner of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Each chapter will be structured to include aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, indications for surgery, peri-operative management, surgical options and postoperative care. Possible complications will be discussed and the results of current practice presented. Importantly there will be a section on basic sciences related to the practising cardiac surgeon and a further section on cardiac investigations with many images illustrating the variety of pathologies. Each chapter will also contain important references for further reading and greater depth of knowledge. The data and body of knowledge presented in this book is strictly evidence-based and is relevant to all cardiac surgical trainees, at any stage of their training programme. It will provide interns, residents and specialist registrars the necessary information to carry out their daily duties. Adult cardiologists and cardiothoracic intensive care unit specialists will also find the book useful in terms of the indications and surgical management of these patients, as they are integral to the cardiac surgical process. Another important group is the nursing staff, physiotherapists and other professions allied to medicine, both surgical and cardiological, working with patients with adult cardiac disease either pre-operatively or postoperatively, as it will help to give a detailed understanding of the principles surrounding adult

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Johns Hopkins Textbook of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Second Edition

Pdf Medical Books Johns Hopkins Textbook of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Second Edition

Pdf:Johns Hopkins Textbook of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Second Edition.About the Author David D. Yuh, MD (New Haven, CT) is Professor and Chief, Cardiac Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine Luca A. Vricella, MD (Baltimore, MD) is Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Surgery and Heart Transplantation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Stephen C. Yang, MD (Baltimore, MD) is Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine John R. Doty, MD (Salt Lake City, UT) is Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Utah Read more

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Textbook Of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Pdf Medical Books Textbook Of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Pdf:Textbook Of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology.From the Author While this book's major emphasis is on the practical management of cardiothoracic patients, practical recommendations have been supplemented with the rationale for specific choices and their scientific foundations. The most recent developments in the anesthetic, diagnostic and surgical management of adult and pediatric patients undergoing cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures have been included. The anesthesia resident on a cardiothoracic rotation should be able to consult this book the night before a specific case and find sufficient practical information to facilitate his or her participation in the anesthetic management of the case. For the fellow specializing in cardiothoracic anesthesiology, the book should provide a comprehensive study guide. It includes detailed coverage of all the basic aspects of cardiothoracic anesthesiology and should encourage the exploration of more advanced material. The practicing anesthesiologist will hopefully find that the book is a good reference source and will consult it for subjects that may be unfamiliar. The book’s aim was not to provide an encyclopedic review of all topics that relate to cardiothoracic anesthesiology, but to compile a compendium of what is relevant to the practice of cardiothoracic anesthesiology. Read more About the Author Daniel Thys, MD, is Director of Anesthesiology at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital. He is Professor of Anesthesiology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. Read more

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Diagnosis and Management of Marfan Syndrome

Pdf Medical Books Diagnosis and Management of Marfan Syndrome

Pdf:Diagnosis and Management of Marfan Syndrome.Review “A multiauthor and multidisciplinary text on Marfan syndrome describes in 27 chapters the diagnosis, clinical, psycho-social and therapeutic aspects of this less rare than thought disease. To the best of my knowledge, the first book of its kind.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), 2017)“This book will be useful for all personnel involved in taking care of patients with Marfan syndrome … . This state-of-the-art book offers the most comprehensive collection of seminal knowledge about Marfan syndrome both in the pediatric and adult patient populations. It provides practice guidelines as well as step-by-step instructions on what to expect, what to do, what to avoid, and how to manage, patients with Marfan syndrome.” (Fahad Javed, Doody's Book Reviews, July, 2016) Read more From the Back Cover The aim of this text is to provide a summary of the present day understanding of diagnosis, management, and best medical and surgical treatment of Marfan syndrome.  The authors cover lifelong problems, from birth to old age, in each affected system.  Patients may initially be referred to any one of a number of specialists and although each doctor is likely to be familiar with a particular aspect of the syndrome, they are less likely to be familiar with its other features. The fact that the syndrome presents in many different ways may also hinder its recognition. By making this information available, Diagnosis and Management of Marfan Syndrome aims to raise awareness of Marfan syndrome, and to promote best management aimed at prolonging lifespan and improving quality of life. This text has been written by a network of expert physicians who wish to share their hard-won knowledge, and is a useful tool for any clinician likely to encounter a patient with this condition. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Thoracic Imaging: Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Radiology

Pdf Medical Books Thoracic Imaging: Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Radiology

Pdf:Thoracic Imaging: Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Radiology.Thoracic Imaging, Second Edition, written by two of the world's most respected specialists in thoracic imaging, is the most comprehensive text-reference to address imaging of the heart and lungs. Inside you'll discover the expert guidance required for the accurate radiologic assessment and diagnosis of both congenital and acquired cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. New topics in this edition include coronary artery CT, myocardial disease, pericardial disease, and CT of ischemic heart disease. This edition has a new full-color design and many full-color images, including PET-CT.A companion website (flash-based) offers fully searchable text and images.

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Percutaneous Interventions for Structural Heart Disease: An Illustrated Guide

Pdf Medical Books Percutaneous Interventions for Structural Heart Disease: An Illustrated Guide

Pdf:Percutaneous Interventions for Structural Heart Disease: An Illustrated Guide.Review “This is a practical guide that discusses and illustrates various aspects of structural heart interventions. … The intended audience is the expanding community of interventionists performing structural heart therapies. … This is a concise, yet thorough, practical guide to percutaneous interventions for structural heart disease. It includes numerous diagrams and illustrations of various interventions, procedural techniques, and available devices. It also has many practical tips that are essential for interventionalists who are interested in structural heart therapies.” (Sameh Mohareb, Doody's Book Reviews, October, 2017) Read more From the Back Cover This book presents the percutaneous techniques and technologies most frequently employed in structural interventional cardiology, focusing especially on how to optimize outcomes and minimize risk. Interventional procedures for aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation, left atrial appendage closure, patent foramen ovale closure, and closure of interatrial and interventricular defects are clearly presented step by step with the aid of a wealth of images. These descriptions are complemented by a case-based analysis of the various structural pathologies and their complications. Clear guidance is also provided on patient selection, preoperative evaluation, and choice of available devices. The authors are all acknowledged experts with extensive experience in laboratories and surgical units. The book fully reflects the rapid changes in structural interventional cardiology that have occurred during recent years. These advances are in particular due to the introduction of transcatheter aortic valve implantation, which allows cardiac surgeons to achieve excellent outcomes in patients at high surgical risk. Other exciting developments include new technologies that permit better treatment of other structural cardiac pathologies and valid alternatives to medical therapy in particular patient groups. Read more

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Atlas of Cardiac Surgical Techniques: A Volume in the Surgical Techniques Atlas Series

Pdf Medical Books Atlas of Cardiac Surgical Techniques: A Volume in the Surgical Techniques Atlas Series

Pdf:Atlas of Cardiac Surgical Techniques: A Volume in the Surgical Techniques Atlas Series.Review 'The online access which is included in the purchase of the book is a very interesting feature with didactic purposes..recommend[ed] this atlas for practicing surgeons as well as for surgical residents, students and nurses for their review and preparation for surgical procedures.' Acta Chirurgica Belgica, August 2010 Read more

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Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease: Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts

Pdf Medical Books Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease: Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts

Pdf:Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease: Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts.Review From the reviews:“This book is short, fact heavy, and illustrated to provide a quick reference to common pediatric urological and general surgery problems. … book is written fairly simply and will be easy to understand for students and house officers, as well as those already in primary practice. The three editors and 37 contributors … are all adequate to the task and produce as serviceable level of writing. … this is a nice little handbook of some common problems in pediatric urology and pediatric general surgery … . ” (Robert M. Arensman, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2011)“A comprehensive overview of medical and surgical aspects of the care of children with congenital heart ailments. A teaching and practicing source.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 8 (3), March, 2011) Read more From the Back Cover Pediatric cardiac intensive care patients pose special challenges to those practitioners caring for them. Many issues may be encountered when caring for children in a cardiac intensive care setting, which will significantly influence the management of these patients. Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease provides the physician with an overview of both the medical and surgical facets of caring for pediatric patients with congenital or acquired cardiac disease. It covers the general aspects of pediatric intensive care ranging from mechanical ventilation and cardiac anesthesia, sedation and pain management, to cardiopulmonary bypass, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, in addition to describing the special monitoring required for pediatric cardiac patients. It also includes important recent developments in assessing and reporting risk factors. Specific cardiac anomalies, including acyanotic defects, right and left obstructive heart lesions, atrio-ventricular valve anomalies, pulmonary hypertension, cardiomyopathies, and other complex heart defects, are also addressed, while mechanical assistance, renal replacement therapy, transplant, arrhythmias, as well as the ethical and legal issues involving the discontinuation of support of patients are also covered in detail. The internationally renowned Editorial board have assembled a distinguished panel of contributors to write this valuable teaching and learning resource. It will be of great value to all physicians involved in the management of pediatric cardiac intensive care patients including cardiac intensivists, surgeons, fellows, residents and nurses. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Cardiac CT Made Easy: An Introduction to Cardiovascular Multidetector Computed Tomography, Second Edition (Volume 1)

Pdf Medical Books Cardiac CT Made Easy: An Introduction to Cardiovascular Multidetector Computed Tomography, Second Edition (Volume 1)

Pdf:Cardiac CT Made Easy: An Introduction to Cardiovascular Multidetector Computed Tomography, Second Edition (Volume 1).Review 'An impressive number of images illustrate well the authors' descriptions. In addition to the fantastic images, the book is enhanced by the descriptions of advances in the field of cardiac CT as well as the future directions and potential uses for this technology … The text is concise and well focused, making it easier to navigate the book and achieve a comprehensive understanding.'―Evan S. Jacobs, MD for Doody's Review Service Read more

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Comprehensive Surgical Management of Congenital Heart Disease

Pdf Medical Books Comprehensive Surgical Management of Congenital Heart Disease

Pdf:Comprehensive Surgical Management of Congenital Heart Disease.Review '… [A] very comprehensive book, characterized by clarity of description, logic of presentation, and attention to detail…Dr. Jonas has significantly expanded on the treatment of some subjects…and has chosen to include several entirely new chapters…on anesthesia, pediatric cardiac intensive care, and pediatric cardiovascular nursing care, in addition to mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation…the e-version of the book includes hyperlinks to a series of narrated operative videos…that are of extremely high quality…Every aspect of the Second Edition builds on the foundation established with the First Edition. No part of it represents a simple 'tune-up' of its predecessor.' ―Marshall Lewis Jacobs, MD, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Johns Hopkins University 'While technically a multi-author textbook … it is in reality a product of Dr. Jonas’ own singular experience and his commitment and enormous effort to share his wealth of knowledge, insight, and wisdom with others – all in the interest of helping to optimize the care of patients with congenital heart disease.'―CTSNet Praise for the First Edition 'This book is a display of superior individual knowledge―virtually encyclopaedic. The most difficult technical procedures are described with accuracy that reflect the skills and talents of a masterful surgeon. Any congenital cardiac surgeon, any surgical trainee interested in congenital cardiac surgery, will consult this book with great pleasure.'―Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Read more About the Author Richard A. Jonas MD is the Co-director of the Children’s National Heart Institute in Washington, D.C. He is the Cohen-Funger Professor of Surgery at Children’s National Medical Center and Professor of Surgery at George Washington University. He is also past president of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society. Read more

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Two-Lap Books®: A Read-Aloud Book for Memory-Challenged Adults, 10th Anniversary Edition

Pdf Medical Books Two-Lap Books®: A Read-Aloud Book for Memory-Challenged Adults, 10th Anniversary Edition

Pdf:Two-Lap Books®: A Read-Aloud Book for Memory-Challenged Adults, 10th Anniversary Edition.Review One of the challenges in caring for someone with dementia is knowing what to talk about. In [this book], Lydia Burdick and Jane Freeman provide vivid conversation starting points that are fun to look at. --Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH, geriatric psychiatrist and co-author of The 36-Hour DayIn my work with families and professionals, [this book] has been an invaluable tool for them to engage people with advanced dementia on a one-to-one basis. The simple words, pleasant themes, and colorful illustrations enable everyone to have an enjoyable experience. --Daniel Kuhn, LCSW, Vice President of Education, All Trust Home CareThis updated book, with song suggestions as well as conversation prompts, will continue to provide persons with dementia and their conversation partners with many opportunities to share memories and maintain closeness, promising to create memorable moments across generations. --Michelle S. Bourgeois, PhD., CCC-SLP, Professor, University of South Florida Read more About the Author With a master's degree in Clinical Practices (psychology), Lydia Burdick's career has been in human resources. Since 1993, she has been a consultant at an international outplacement firm. Lydia wrote The Sunshine on My Face in the course of caring for her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. 'One of my greatest pleasures,' she says, 'was sitting together with my mother and hearing her read the words from this book when she had otherwise stopped speaking almost entirely.' Read more

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Forget 'Remember': 13 Steps to Care; A Guidebook for the Dementia Caregiver

Pdf Medical Books Forget 'Remember': 13 Steps to Care; A Guidebook for the Dementia Caregiver

Pdf:Forget 'Remember': 13 Steps to Care; A Guidebook for the Dementia Caregiver.About the Author Dennis Wiseman has facilitated the Good Shepherd Alzheimer's Support Group for over twenty years. After participating in over 700 group meetings and sharing with over 1,000 caregivers, Dennis has learned about Alzheimer’s and dementia the hard way. A decade ago, his mother was diagnosed with dementia, which left him as the sole caregiver. Married and raising his own family, challenged with a new job, and caring for his mother, Dennis found it very difficult to deal with life's new struggles as a caregiver. From this experience and studies, he has learned a great deal about the disease; he has participated in panel discussions; and was a part of the Alzheimer’s Association speaker’s bureau. Dennis is by nature one that has a passion for helping others. Throughout his work, civic, and family involvement, the interest he shares in helping people improve is what has set him aside from many. Dennis has developed Forget “Remember” to help others in easing their path through what may be the most difficult time of their life. Read more

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Nursing2019 Drug Handbook (Nursing Drug Handbook)

Pdf Medical Books Nursing2019 Drug Handbook (Nursing Drug Handbook)

Pdf:Nursing2019 Drug Handbook (Nursing Drug Handbook).THE #1 Drug Guide for nurses & other clinicians …always dependable, always up to date! Look for these outstanding featuresCompletely updated nursing-focused drug monographs featuring over 3,650 generic, brand-name, and combination drugs in an easy A-to-Z format37 brand-new FDA-approved drugs in this edition, including 33 complete monographs—tabbed and conveniently grouped in a handy “new drugs” section for easy retrievalMore than 8,000 clinical updates—new dosages and indications, Black Box warnings, adverse reactions, nursing considerations, clinical alerts, and patient teaching informationNEW logos highlighting biosimilar drugs and drugs with genetic-related considerationsNEW appendix—Ophthalmic drugs: Indications and dosagesSpecial focus on U.S. and Canadian drug safety issues and concerns Photoguide insert with images of 462 commonly prescribed tablets and capsules Plus FREE companion Toolkit available online through NDHnow.comMonthly FDA updates featuring newly approved drugs, indications, and warningsPharmacology videos, audio pronunciation guide, and English-Spanish translatorEquianalgesic dosing guidelines for opioid drugsMechanisms and sites of action graphics for selected drugsNCLEX®-style questions, free CE tests, plus bonus discounts…and more!

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The LDN Book: How a Little-Known Generic Drug ― Low Dose Naltrexone ― Could Revolutionize Treatment for Autoimmune Diseases, Cancer, Autism, Depression, and More

Pdf Medical Books The LDN Book: How a Little-Known Generic Drug ― Low Dose Naltrexone ― Could Revolutionize Treatment for Autoimmune Diseases, Cancer, Autism, Depression, and More

Pdf:The LDN Book: How a Little-Known Generic Drug ― Low Dose Naltrexone ― Could Revolutionize Treatment for Autoimmune Diseases, Cancer, Autism, Depression, and More.Review “I first came across LDN several years ago when a medical colleague said I should look into its positive effects in patients with MS, Crohn’s disease, and other autoimmune disorders. I was so impressed with what I read that I helped submit a petition to the UK government to ask for funding for further research into this inexpensive drug. But, as with so many petitions, no progress was made. I hope The LDN Book―which presents up-to-date findi