Health & Fitness


Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People

Stephen G. Post, with Jade C. Angelica
How do we approach a "deeply forgetful" loved one so as to notice and affirm their continuing self-identity? For three decades, Stephen G. Post has worked around the world encouraging caregivers to become more aware of—and find renewed hope in—surprising expressions of selfhood despite the challenges of cognitive decline. In this book, Post offers new perspectives on the worth and dignity of people...

Eating Disorders, fourth edition

edited by Philip S. Mehler, MD, FAED, CEDS, and Arnold E. Andersen, MD
A comprehensive guide on how to diagnose, treat, and care for those with eating disorders. Eating disorders, which include such conditions as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and pica, represent a challenge to both patients and health care providers alike. For more than 20 years, health care providers have turned to the expert advice found in Eating Disorders to keep up to date with the latest research...

The Complete Guide to Food Allergies in Adults and Children

Scott H. Sicherer, MD
In this comprehensive, evidence-based guide for adults and children with food allergies and those who care for them, Dr. Scott H. Sicherer provides all the critical information you need on preventing, testing, living with, and treating food allergies. Organized in an accessible Q&A format and illustrated with case studies, the book thoroughly explains how to prevent exposure to a known allergen at home, at work, at school, in restaurants, and elsewhere.

Beyond Madness

Rachel A. Pruchno
Leading scientist and gifted storyteller Rachel A. Pruchno, PhD, was shocked to encounter misinformation, ignorance, and intolerance when she sought to help her daughter, newly diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Turning to the scientific literature, Dr. Pruchno eventually found solutions, but she realized many others would need help to understand the highly technical writing and conflicting findings. In Beyond Madness—part memoir, part history, and part...

The Market in Birds

Andrea L. Smalley, with Henry M. Reeves
Between the end of the Civil War and the 1920s, the United States witnessed the creation, rapid expansion, and then disappearance of a commercial market for hunted wild animals. The bulk of commercial wildlife sales in the last part of the nineteenth century were of wildfowl, who were prized not only for their eggs and meat but also for their beautiful feathers. Wild birds were brought to cities in those...

Mind, Mood, and Memory

Anthony Feinstein
A unique resource for all health care practitioners caring for people with multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS), a progressive neurologic disease, is characterized by a host of physical symptoms. But the neurobehavioral consequences of MS can be as devastating and debilitating as physical symptoms, and they are often unreported and undertreated. In this new book, Dr. Anthony Feinstein, a neuropsychiatrist, documents the effects of MS on...

Spirit Possession

edited by Éva Pócs, András Zempléni
Possession, a seemingly irrational phenomenon, has posed challenges to generations of scholars rooted in Western notions of body-soul dualism, self and personhood, and a whole set of presuppositions inherited from Christian models of possession that was "good" or "bad." The authors of the essays in this book present a new and more promising approach. They conceive spirit possession as a form of communication, of expressivity, of...

Practitioner Research for Social Work, Nursing, and the Health Professions

Payam Sheikhattari, Michael T. Wright, Gillian B. Silver, Cyrilla van der Donk, and Bas van Lanen
An invaluable tool for health and social work students and professionals who want to improve their practice through collaborative research with patients, clients, and colleagues. Throughout history, some of the most prominent contributors to health and social sciences have been men and women comfortable with both practice and academia. But today, research in...

A Caregiver's Guide to Communication Problems from Brain Injury or Disease

edited by Barbara O'Connor Wells, Connie K. Porcaro
Advances in science mean that people are more likely to survive a stroke or live for many years after being diagnosed with a degenerative disease such as Parkinson's. But the communication deficits that often accompany a brain injury or chronic neurologic condition—including problems with speech, language, voice, memory, and/or swallowing—can severely impact quality of life. If you are a caregiver coping with...

Thriving with Kidney Disease, second edition

Walter A. Hunt, foreword by Ronald D. Perrone, MD
Kidney disease occurs when your kidneys are damaged and no longer function as well as they should. In the past, it was fatal, but thanks to new treatments, including dialysis and transplantation, people can live long and healthy lives. This book provides everything you need to know to help you cope with your kidney disease and maximize your health. Walter A. Hunt, a medical researcher who had kidney...

Appalachian Health

edited by F. Douglas Scutchfield, Douglas Scutchfield, Randolph Wykoff, with contributions by F. Douglas Scutchfield, Randolph Wykoff, foreword by Alonzo Plough, with contributions by Ron R. Roach, Julie Marshall, Logan Thomas, Kate Beatty, Melissa White, Robin C. Vanderpool, Angela L. Carman, Lindsay R. Stradtman, Kelly D. Blake, Richard C. Ingram, Rachel Hogg-Graham, Timothy Williams, Katherine Youngen, Alan Ducatman, Rachel E. Dixon, Michael Meit, Megan Heffernan, Erin Tanenbaum, Angela Hagam...
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COPD

Donald A. Mahler, MD
Significant lung damage from smoking, exposure in some jobs, or even diseases such as AIDS and tuberculosis can lead to COPD. Having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can leave you feeling short of breath, sometimes reluctant to go shopping or for a walk because you are afraid of more difficulties. You may have wheezing, tightness in the chest, or frequent coughing. Although you see a doctor for your COPD, you often have questions...

Weight Loss for Life

Lawrence J. Cheskin, MD, Kimberly Anne Gudzune, MD, MPH, Kimberly A. Gudzune, MD, MPH, foreword by Jeanne M. Clark, MD, MPH
In Weight Loss for Life, two experts from the Johns Hopkins Healthful Eating, Activity & Weight Program provide you with all of the information you need on your weight loss journey. They bring together leading experts in behavioral health, nutrition, exercise, and nursing to help you develop a plan that works best for you—and that's not focused on just restricting...

Is Cancer Inevitable?

Ashani T. Weeraratna
Cancer is a formidable enemy. In fact, people born in America since 1960 face a one in two chance of being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. However, there's growing evidence that fewer cancers will be death sentences for patients. New approaches and understandings are transforming the medical world, increasing success rates for remissions, disease management, and cures. Dr. Ashani Weeraratna is at the forefront of this new level of care. In Is Cancer Inevitable?, Weeraratna—a pioneering melanoma...

The Science of Mom, second edition

Alice Callahan
Is cosleeping safe? How important is breastfeeding? Are food allergies preventable? Should we be worried about the aluminum in vaccines? Searching for answers to these tough parenting questions can yield a deluge of conflicting advice. In this revised and expanded edition of The Science of Mom, Alice Callahan, a science writer whose work appears in the New York Times and the Washington Post, recognizes that families must make their own decisions and gives parents the...

From Survive to Thrive

Margaret S. Chisolm, MD, with John Hanc, foreword by Cal Ripken, Jr., illustrated by Natasha Chugh
Are you struggling with personal problems, a mental health condition, or addiction? Are you looking to permanently improve your well-being and happiness? If you'd like to lead a fuller, more satisfying life—or help a mentally ill loved one—this book is for you. In From Survive to Thrive, Dr. Margaret S. Chisolm, a psychiatrist at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, describes a...

Impact

edited by E. D. Morin, Jane Cawthorne, with contributions by Adèle Barclay, Tracy Wai de Boer, Stephanie Everett, Mary-Jo Fetterly, Rayanne Haines, Jane Harris, Kyla Jamieson, Alexis Kienlen, Claire Lacey, Julia Nunes, Shelley Pacholok, Chiedza Pasipanodya, Judy Rebick, Julie Sedivy, Dianah Smith, Carrie Snyder, Kinnie Starr, Amy Stuart, Anna Swanson
In Impact, 21 women writers consider the ramifications of concussion on their personal and professional lives. The anthology bears witness to the painstaking work...

American Dementia

Daniel R. George, PhD, MSc, and Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD
Have the social safety nets, environmental protections, and policies to redress wealth and income inequality enacted after World War II contributed to declining rates of dementia today—and how do we improve brain health in the future? For decades, researchers have chased a pharmaceutical cure for memory loss. But despite the fact that no disease-modifying biotech treatments have emerged, new research suggests that dementia rates...

Misunderstanding Health

Rohit Khanna
With technological advances and information sharing so prevalent, health care should be more transparent and easier to access than ever before. So why does it seem like everything about it—from pricing, drug development, and the emergence of new diseases to the intricacies of biologic and precision medicine therapies—is becoming more complex, not less? Rohit Khanna's Misunderstanding Health examines some of today's most revealing health care trends while...

Right Place, Right Time

Ryan Frederick, foreword by Paul Irving
Place plays a significant but often unacknowledged role in health and happiness. The right place elevates personal well-being. It can help promote purpose, facilitate human connection, catalyze physical activity, support financial health, and inspire community engagement. Conversely, the wrong place can be detrimental to health, as the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted. In Right Place, Right Time, Ryan Frederick...