A collection of GP-defying mystery syndromes, along with their symptoms and cures. Starting with general aches and pains and then concentrating on specific parts of the body, each symptom is described, then a series of cures is suggested, with discussion of possible causes of the syndrome.
This text examines sexual health from a range of perspectives. Issues examined include: politics and sexual relations; culture and ethnicity; midwifery and child health; mental health; paediatrics; purchasers and providers; sexuality and terminal care; and ethics and law.
Includes answers to 470 questions asked by people with diabetes and their families. This book explains the medical terminology in English, including a glossary defining over 140 medical terms. It also includes a 10 page colour section showing you how to use the device and insulin pens, and shows you what to do if an emergency occurs.
Dr Graham Jackson offers practical advice on managing a heart condition while also being able to live a full and active life. He offers medical advice on exercise, diet and smoking, and shows how to significantly reduce chances of a heart attack.
Defines and conceptualizes the field of family medicine. This book focuses on the patient-centered clinical method, illness narratives, the biological basis of family medicine, health promotion, the concept of risk, and the contribution of evidence-based medicine.
The blossoming of sexual subcultures in the last hundred years has seen the development of a vast new sexual terminology. And as academic research has grasped the challenge of understanding sexuality in the modern world, it has generated its own analytical vocabulary to accompany it.
Many undergraduates rely upon the coverage of the respiratory medicine available in large textbooks of medicine such as "Kumar", "Davidson" and "Souhami". This book has the advantages of the "ICT" series, and offers coverage of the subject.
ABC of Diabetes provides primary care practitioners with a practical guide to all aspects of diabetes including the aetiology, diagnosis and management of Types 1 and 2 diabetes, detection and prevention, and the organization of care and support.
Using the concept of pollution, this book highlights how women and health issues are categorised, and health workers and women are confined to roles and places defined as socially appropriate. It explores practices, such as childbirth and midwifery, social practices around breastfeeding, miscarriages and termination of pregnancy, and more.
Hypertension remains the major treatable risk factor for premature cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack and heart failure. Since the last edition, several important clinical trials have been published and new guidelines on how to manage high blood pressure have also been produced.
The second, completely updated, edition of a proven, research-based approach to treating the devastating neurological condition multiple sclerosis, based on a combination of drug treatment and lifestyle modifications.
This wide-ranging text incorporates contributions from a wide variety of professional perspectives, making it a key text in interprofessional training and study across the broad range of social care, health, education and criminal justice.
The story of pain and suffering since the eighteenth century. Prize-winning historian Joanna Bourke charts how our understanding of pain (and how to cope with it) has changed completely over the last three centuries.
Offers clinicians, therapists, and other healthcare professionals, a realistic routemap of the key issues, as well as practical ways in which to ensure close working, appropriate referrals, advice and treatment decisions.
Poverty plays a key role, with kids growing up in neighborhoods where it's too dangerous to play and where unhealthy food is affordable and all too easy to get. But there is hope. Dedicated parents, educators, physicians, and community leaders are working to find creative, effective ways of helping our children slim down and stay healthy.
Unchecked, high blood pressure markedly increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and kidney disease. The author shows that high blood pressure can be prevented and controlled without the use of drugs. He provides guidance for combating the problem, including both general information and recipes, which offer genuine health improvement.
A guide to the practicalities of living with a child with cerebral palsy, written by an author whose own son was born with this disability. She highlights the positive and stresses the common parental wish to raise bright, confident, happy children, whatever the obstacles. Recommended by Scope.
"Fast Facts - Irritable Bowel Syndrome" provides the basis for the confidence needed by primary care physicians for the successful management of this syndrome. The second edition has been fully revised, with up-to-date investigation and management guidelines.
Over the years women's issues have begun to move higher up the health services agenda. However, there have been few attempts to set out the rationale for this, or to document the good practice initiatives that have resulted. This book undertakes both these tasks.
Integrates theoretical insights into sexuality, sexual health and ageing and includes research findings from studies conducted with older people and the professionals that work with them. This book is suitable for students, researchers, practitioner and policymakers working within gerontology, sociology, psychology, and social work.
Based on recent research, this exercise-based plan allows you to take an active role in improving the health of your musculoskeletal system - a more effective way to manage osteoporosis than dietary changes or medications alone. Assess your risk level and choose exercises to boost bone health, muscle strength, mobility and balance.
Reduce menopausal symptoms, promote bone health and decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease. Based on latest research, this exercise-based plan will help you live more comfortably and take control of your diet, fitness level, and health. Learn the best and safest exercises; how diet, medication and exercise affect symptoms.
Examines the domestic circumstances and responsibilities of women caring for children in Britain in the context of social trends that are making poverty and hardship increasingly common experiences for mothers. The book is set against the social and intellectual trends of the last decade.
Children with a debilitating condition like cerebral palsy receive treatment from a variety of specialised therapists at once. This book documents and builds on the experiences of a team of special educators in south India, who have been experimenting with a strategy for working with children with disabilities.
Offers the reader an autobiography of someone who lives with a significant disability. This book is supported by SCOPE who have provided an introduction and informative commentary about cerebral palsy. It provides information and inspiration to Scope members and those whose lives are touched by CP.
Provides information needed to conquer headaches and improve the quality of life. This edition includes information about medication for acute treatment of attacks, preventative treatment of migraine, and treatment of cluster headache. It covers areas of massage, physical therapy, alternative therapies such as chiropractic, acupuncture, and more.
In The Global Pain Crisis: What Everyone Needs to Know (R), renowned health journalist Judy Foreman addresses the most important questions about chronic pain: what is it, who does it affect most, what works and what doesn't for pain relief in Western and alternative medicines, what are the risks and benefits for opioids and marijuana, and how can the chronic pain crisis be resolved for good?
Offers proven-effective worry and anger models. This book features chapters including "Facing Feelings", which focuses on mindfulness and acceptance, and "Coping with Anger". It covers time management. It shows how to unplug from our wealth of electronic communication conveniences when necessary.
Using the hormonal changes that occur around menopause as a springboard to transition from a woman's reproductive years to her self-productive years, this book gives positive, life-affirming guidance on how to make the second half of life, the best half.
Based on real-life experience Dr Norman explains ailments of the skin, including melanoma, warts, albinism and toxic epidermal necrosis, exploring the condition's history and etiology, and talks us through diagnosis with his patient stories.
Describes relationship between degenerative disease and physiological malfunction within the body. This book demonstrates how an integrated therapy, which draws on a variety of approaches, may be used to assess the body as a whole and to promote restoration of health, without the use of expensive drugs or equipment.
Ankylosing spondilitis is a chronic form of arthritis known to affect around 1 in 200 people (over 1 million sufferers in the USA alone). Ankylosing spondilitis: the facts is the first mass market book to be published on this important disease, written by someone who in not only a leading expert on AS, but is affected by it himself.