4 Steps to Lower Cholesterol is a practical, comprehensive and easy-to-use guide for anyone worried about their cholesterol. Written by two experts from HEART UK (the UK’s leading cholesterol charity) and including the latest scientific research, this book gives you the information you need to understand cholesterol and make simple lifestyle changes to improve your health, including: 1) Motivation: learn how to change your mindset to meet your goals and establish healthy habits 2) Diet: enjoy tasty, cholesterol-busting foods and make heart-friendly food swaps 3) Exercise and de-stress: have fun being active and reduce tension and stress 4) Medication: understand your options to make informed decisions about your medicines You will also find 40 delicious recipes, case studies, and answers to common questions. Packed with information, tips and advice, this is the essential, empowering handbook for anyone looking to make lasting changes to their life and health.
Designed for medical students on their clerkship rotation, this new edition of MKSAP for Students 4 includes more than 400 new, patient-centered self-assessment questions and answers, focused on important internal medicine information from the Core Medicine Clerkship Curriculum Guides Training Problems. The accompanying CD-ROM automatically tracks progress, assesses areas for further focus, enables category-based and random question ordering, and links directly to PubMed.
Ten Simple Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol in Four Weeks--Without Prescription Drugs
Author: Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN
Category: Health & Fitness
Take Control of Your Cholesterol— Without Drugs If you are one of the nearly 100 million Americans struggling with high cholesterol, then Dr. Janet Brill offers you a revolutionary new plan for taking control of your health—without the risks of statin drugs. With Dr. Brill’s breakthrough Cholesterol Down Plan, you simply add nine “miracle foods” to your regular diet and thirty minutes of walking to your daily routine. That’s all. This straightforward and easy-to-follow program can lower your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol by as much as 47 percent in just four weeks. Cholesterol Down explains Dr. Brill’s ten-point plan as well as the science behind it. You’ll learn how each miracle food affects LDL cholesterol and how the foods work together for maximum effect, as well as: • How eating whole grains helps reduce LDL cholesterol in your bloodstream • Why antioxidants keep plaque from building up in your arteries • How certain steps change the structure of LDL cholesterol particles (and why it’s best for them to be large and fluffy) • Why walking just thirty minutes a day lowers “bad” cholesterol and cuts dangerous belly fat With everything you need to stay focused on the plan, including a daily checklist, a six-month chart for racking LDL cholesterol changes, tools for assessing your risk level for cardiovascular disease, sample weekly menus, and even heart-healthy recipes, Cholesterol Down is the safe and effective alternative or complement to statin drugs. From the Trade Paperback edition.
More Than 1,000 Recipes, 1,800 Photographs, 500 Techniques
Author: Susan Westmoreland
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
With more than one thousand recipes and eighteen hundred color photographs, this in-depth cookbook provides aspiring cooks with all the basics, as well as innovative and unexpected foods, instruction in hundreds of cooking techniques, nutritional guidelines, entertaining advice, and tips on selecting wine.
The 4-Step Program to Take Charge of Your Emotions--Today
Author: Julia Ross
Category: Health & Fitness
Are you a part of the bad mood epidemic? Here are the answers you've been looking for! Julia Ross’s plan provides a natural cure for your mood. Drawing on thirty years of experience, she presents breakthrough solutions to overcoming depression, anxiety, irritability, stress, and other negative emotional states that are diminishing the quality of our lives. Her comprehensive program is based on the use of four mood-building amino acids and other surprisingly potent nutrient supplements, plus a diet rich in good-mood foods such as protein, healthy fat, and certain key vegetables. Including an individualized mood-type questionnaire, The Mood Cure has all the tools to help you get started today and feel better tomorrow. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Braunwald’s Heart Disease remains your indispensable source for definitive, state-of-the-art answers on every aspect of contemporary cardiology. Edited by Drs. Robert O. Bonow, Douglas L. Mann, Douglas P. Zipes, and Peter Libby, this dynamic, multimedia reference helps you apply the most recent knowledge in molecular biology and genetics, imaging, pharmacology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and much more. Weekly updates online, personally selected by Dr. Braunwald, continuously keep you current on the most important new developments affecting your practice. Enhanced premium online content includes new dynamic cardiac imaging videos, heart sound recordings, and podcasts. With sweeping updates throughout, and contributions from a "who’s who" of global cardiology, Braunwald’s is the cornerstone of effective practice. Continuously access the most important new developments affecting your practice with weekly updates personally selected by Dr. Braunwald, including focused reviews, "hot off the press" commentaries, and late-breaking clinical trials. Practice with confidence and overcome your toughest challenges with advice from the top minds in cardiology today, who synthesize the entire state of current knowledge and summarize all of the most recent ACC/AHA practice guidelines. Locate the answers you need fast thanks to a user-friendly, full-color design with more than 1,200 color illustrations. Search the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com. Stay on top of the latest advances in molecular imaging, intravascular ultrasound, cardiovascular regeneration and tissue engineering, device therapy for advanced heart failure, atrial fibrillation management, structural heart disease, Chagasic heart disease, ethics in cardiovascular medicine, the design and conduct of clinical trials, and many other timely topics. Hone your clinical skills with new dynamic cardiac imaging videos, heart sound recordings, and podcasts at www.expertconsult.com.
Nurses in Partnership with Other Health Professionals
Author: Carol E. Smith
A comprehensive, authoritative, and practical approach to this important nursing responsibility. Presents a clear discussion of the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient education programs. Emphasis throughout the text is on a family and community perspective.
A Doody's Core Title 2012 The thoroughly revised Second Edition of this authoritative reference continues to define the standard of care for the field of spinal cord medicine. Encompassing all of the diseases and disorders that may a!ect the proper functioning of the spinal cord or spinal nerves, this comprehensive volume provides a state of the art review of the principles of care and best practices for restoring function and quality of life to patients with spinal cord injuries. Expert contributors from multiple disciplines cover topics ranging from acute medical and surgical management of specific problems to cutting-edge research, bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction, neurologic and musculoskeletal issues, advanced rehabilitation techniques and technologies, functional outcomes, and psychosocial care. While comprehensive in scope, Spinal Cord Medicine offers practical guidance for physicians and other health care professionals involved in the management of individuals with SCI, multiple sclerosis, and other spinal cord disorders. The Second Edition has been completely updated to fully reflect current science and practice. Each section has been re-ordered to better present information and the Second Edition brings in many new authors and topics, more diagrams, illustrations, and tables to solidify concepts, and contains 18 entirely new chapters. Spinal Cord Medicine: Principles and Practice, Second Edition, reflects the breadth and depth of this multi-faceted specialty. Involving over 150 authors from more than 20 fields of medicine, it is a trusted reference for anyone who works with spinal cord patients and strives to deliver superior clinical care and improve outcomes.
Clinical Nutrition for Surgical Patients, Third Edition, is the most comprehensive resource available for practitioners who offer interdisciplinary nutrition care to surgical patients. This reference begins with a through review of the basics of medical nutrition therapy for surgical patients, including nutritional assessment, the role of surgical diets, and the indications and contraindications for specialized nutrition support. Subsequent chapters, written by experts in the field, address specific medical and surgical conditions and disease states that present specific challenges with provision of nutrition support. All recommendations are evidence-based and can be applied to clinical practice. The latest nutrition support techniques are described and their roles in managing many types of surgical patients are outlined. Any clinician caring for surgical patients will benefit from the wealth of current information provided in this text.
Provides a quick outline study guide to passing the USMLE Step 3. Completely current, this review follows the Board's new list of diseases and disorders, and presents review information in an easy-to-use quick review format. Includes necessary differential diagnosis content, photos, and EKG models for effective exam prep.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING DIET PHENOMENON If you’ve ever suspected that not everyone should eat the same thing or do the same exercise, you’re right. In fact, what foods we absorb well and how our bodies handle stress differ with each blood type. Your blood type reflects your internal chemistry. It is the key that unlocks the mysteries of disease, longevity, fitness, and emotional strength. It determines your susceptibility to illness, the foods you should eat, and ways to avoid the most troubling health problems. Based on decades of research and practical application, Eat Right 4 Your Type offers an individualized diet-and-health plan that is right for you. In this revised and updated edition of Eat Right 4 Your Type, you will learn: • Which foods, spices, teas, and condiments will help maintain your optimal health and ideal weight • Which vitamins and supplements to emphasize or avoid • Which medications function best in your system • Whether your stress goes to your muscles or to your nervous system • Whether your stress is relieved better through aerobics or meditation • Whether you should walk, swim, or play tennis or golf as your mode of exercise • How knowing your blood type can help you avoid many common viruses and infections • How knowing your blood type can help you fight back against life-threatening diseases • How to slow down the aging process by avoiding factors that cause rapid cell deterioration INCLUDES A 10-DAY JUMP-START PLAN
Your Step-by-step Guide to Rapid, Remarkable Healing: Top Treatment Options from the Worlds of Conventional and Alternative Medicine
Author: Larry Altshuler
Category: Alternative medicine
Altshuler gives his opinions on what is most effective for most people. Since not everything works for everyone, he offers various alternatives including supplements as well as prescription drugs. Read this especially if your doctor has ordered a statin drug or a prescription for high blood pressure. You may be able to find an effective alternative that works for you and maybe get off the prescription completely.
This innovative book focuses on HDL and its relationships to triglyceride-rich particles. It is an excellent resource for educating physicians and scientists about dyslipidemia and HDL metabolism, including many exogenous substances which interact with and influence HDL.
Covering the essential content and procedures a home care aide needs to know, Mosby’s Textbook for the Home Care Aide, 3rd Edition prepares you for success in this rapidly growing field. A clear approach makes the book easy to use and understand, featuring hundreds of full-color photographs and drawings along with step-by-step procedures for skills performed by home care aides. Updated and expanded in this edition are chapters on meeting the client’s nutritional needs and on getting and keeping a job. Written by home care experts Joan Birchenall and Eileen Streight, this textbook prepares you for the many types of situations you may encounter as a home care aide. Hundreds of full-color photos and drawings depict key ideas and clearly demonstrate procedure steps. Procedures provide step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions on performing important skills and tasks. UNIQUE! A cast of caregivers, including a supervisor and four home care aides, are highlighted in scenarios that provide realistic examples of the types of situations you are likely to encounter in the home care environment. Guidelines for Observing, Recording, and Reporting (ORR) are highlighted throughout the text, emphasizing the home care aide’s responsibilities for observing and documenting the client’s condition and care. Key considerations and reminders are presented in color font to emphasize the importance of performing these actions. Objectives and Key Terms in each chapter focus your attention on essential information. Chapter summaries and study questions review the key points in each chapter. Updated/Expanded Meeting the Client’s Nutritional Needs chapter includes the new MyPlate food guide and new nutrition guidelines. Updated/Expanded Getting a Job and Keeping It chapter reflects the job prospects and challenges of today, including the realities of moving between states and differences in certification requirements. Updated equipment photos are included. Evolve companion website includes skills competency checklists and an audio glossary.