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.
Including accounts of disorders of the thyroid and the treatments, which are available, this edition takes account of changes in the treatment of thyroid disorders and is aimed at patients, their friends, and relatives.
'Muscular Dystrophy: The Facts' provides information for sufferers, and their family/friends, on living with this debilitating illness. Written by a world authority on the subject, the book addresses both the physical and psychological challenges that this illness presents, and provides useful information for anyone affected by this illness.
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.
Presents the facts, dispels the myths, the choices and answers the questions which are most often asked about the Pill and other forms of hormonal contraception. This sixth edition also provides information about formulations, including the EVRA patch for combined hormone administration, and the vaginal ring.
Provides information on various main forms of sexually transmitted infections, describing the causes, risks, treatments, and most importantly, how they can be prevented. This book is of interest to adults.
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.
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.
Osteoporosis affects approximately three million people in the UK, but the orthodox medical view is that there is no single cause. This guide suggests new scientific evidence proves that the Western diet and lifestyle are to blame - and that it is possible to reduce the risk of developing the disease.
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.
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.
Answering hundreds of questions from people with osteoporosis and their families, this guide features positive, practical advice on every aspect of osteoporosis, including how to strengthen your bones and prevent fractures and pain, this is an essential handbook for people suffering from this common condition.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Human Factors in Healthcare educates the reader about what human factors actually entail, providing an insight into the processes of self-awareness, communication, leadership in a crisis, decision making, co-ordination and situational awareness, as well as how they currently function in these areas and ways they might improve.