Medical Symptoms: A Visual Guide

The Easy Way to Identify Medical Problems
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465475303
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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Match your symptoms and health problems to possible conditions with this visual checker that quickly directs you to the correct treatment. Whether it's a symptom you've been ignoring for a while or something like a sudden pain after a fall, this book tells you what it could be and what action to take. Head-to-toe visual diagnostic guides help you identify suspected conditions or injuries based on symptoms, from headaches to foot pain and everything in between. Once you've narrowed it down, a cross-reference takes you to easy-to-follow descriptions of the condition at the back of the book. Potentially life-threatening situations and ailments that need urgent medical advice are clearly flagged. Fully illustrated throughout, the Visual Symptoms Guide is an invaluable reference.

Eat Better, Live Longer

Understand What Your Body Needs to Stay Healthy
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465477659
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 224
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Sixty nutrient-packed recipes, an eating plan, and profiles of 20 longevity "wonderfoods" that show you how to choose what to eat--and how to eat--to help you live a long, healthy life. Discover the secrets of long life from centenarians around the world, and explore the 10 simple but meaningful adaptations you can make to what and how you eat to follow in their footsteps. You may not be able to change your genes, but you can transform your diet. Learn how to make smarter choices about foods that can reduce your risk of certain diseases and lessen the effects of others--including profiles of 20 longevity "wonderfoods" and how to cook them for maximum nutritional benefits. A four-week eating plan, with 60 nutrient-packed recipes, reinforces and guides you through the dietary transition; after just 28 days you'll feel renewed and revitalized, and inspired to continue your new healthy eating habits. Use this newfound knowledge in tandem with details on how each part of your body changes as you age and which nutrients you need to support overall health. Eat Better, Live Longer is your passport to longevity.

The Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Visual Guide
Author: Patricia O'Brien Towle
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006835
Category: Psychology
Page: 160
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Identifying Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as early as possible can have a significant, positive impact on the child's journey to adaptation and independence. Yet too few diagnoses take place at an early, developmentally crucial stage. This unique visual guide aims to equip readers with the skills to recognise ASD in very young children. The book provides a systematic framework for understanding the complex nature of ASD. From social interaction to communication to restricted and repetitive behaviors, each chapter focuses on key symptoms and uses photographs to illustrate and enhance understanding of presenting or absent behaviors. It is written in an accessible style and covers all of the core aspects of ASD, giving readers everything they need to be able to successfully identify the behavioral indicators of autism. A final chapter provides an overview of assessment options for young children being evaluated for possible ASD. Taking a visual approach to identifying ASD in very young children, this book will be a valuable resource for early intervention professionals and students, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, psychologists, paediatricians, teachers as well as parents of children pre- and post-diagnosis.

Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide


Author: Harvard Medical School
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684863733
Category: Medical
Page: 1312
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An accessible guide to family health care discusses drug interactions, symptoms, first aid, and how to choose a family doctor, including a new research about hormone therapy and heart surgery.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

A Storytelling Medical Book That May Save Your Life
Author: Nabin Sapkota
Publisher: Medtale Publishing
ISBN: 9780982696521
Category:
Page: 210
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This very readable book helps you learn medicine through true stories of patients' medical symptoms, and will help you understand what your body is trying to tell you when you are sick. Calling your doctor won't help you when you don't understand your symptoms correctly since doctors make diagnoses based on how patients describe their symptoms. Knowing common heart attack symptoms won't help you when you can't recognize the subtle feeling in your chest. The twenty true medical stories cover most organ systems and represent the majority of diseases and conditions that are seen in most acute-care hospitals in the U.S. Each story describes how a patient felt at the onset of symptoms and connects it to what actually happened inside the organs. This book offers the insight you need to help get a diagnosis quickly at a critical time when every second counts.

The Stars

The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465459030
Category: Science
Page: 256
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The definitive visual guide to exploring all the marvels of the stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond. Chart the wonders of the cosmos in our own solar system and beyond with The Stars. Packed with 3-D artworks of each constellation and incredible new imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, ground-based observatories worldwide, and more, this awe-inspiring guide features the most fascinating objects known to astronomy, from glittering star-birth nebulae to supermassive black holes. The position, size, and color of every night-sky object is revealed with unprecedented clarity, and a specially commissioned 3-D model of the celestial sphere that surrounds our planet charts all 88 constellations, together forming a complete map of the sky. From the Big Bang to the search for extraterrestrial life, key areas in astronomy and cosmology are covered, and colorful infographics distill a wealth of data into an easy-to-digest visual format. Whether you want to know more about space and the night sky or are eager to take up stargazing, The Stars is your guide to exploring these fascinating marvels of the universe.

Visual Nursing

A Guide to Diseases, Skills, and Treatments
Author: N.A
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781582556826
Category: Medical
Page: 502
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Featuring hundreds of full-color illustrations, photographs, wave forms, diagrams, and other creative visual aids, this colorful book provides a unique approach to learning pathophysiology and hands-on nursing procedures and treatments. The fully visual presentation lets nurses read less and understand more, improving their skills and gaining confidence through pictures. Step-by-step illustrations with succinct instructions show nurses exactly what to do when assessing patients and administering treatments. Disease pathophysiology is clearly and vividly depicted in anatomical illustrations. Patient teaching guides help nurses explain diseases and treatments to patients.

Do You Really Need That Pill?

How to Avoid Side Effects, Interactions, and Other Dangers of Overmedication
Author: Jennifer Jacobs
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510715657
Category: Medical
Page: 336
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A silent epidemic in the U.S. is imperiling our health: over-medication. Today, one-third of all adults take two or more prescription drugs and half of all seniors take more than five daily. This book—the first of its kind—shows readers how to avoid the dangers of over-medication. The first half of the book describes the harmful effects of taking too many drugs, including drug-drug interactions, medication errors, unintentional overdoses, unnecessary medications, made-up illnesses (“restless leg syndrome”), and side effects that actually mimic a new illness. The second half discusses the benefits and harm caused by many of the most popular drugs used to treat diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, acid reflux, depression, and pain. It tells which drugs are really needed, and whether or not they cause side effects. Finally, readers will learn how to discuss their concerns about too many medications with their health care providers, simple ways to make positive lifestyle changes, and when to consider alternative healing approaches. Combining stories of those who have suffered ill effects from taking too many drugs with data from cutting edge medical findings, Do You Really Need to Take That Pill? helps readers realize they can choose different solutions to their health problems.

Muscle Function Testing - A Visual Guide


Author: Karin Wieben,Bernd Falkenberg
Publisher: Thieme
ISBN: 3131997311
Category: Medical
Page: 374
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This beautifully illustrated pocket atlas provides physical therapists, occupational therapists, sports therapists, and students with practical guidelines and quick tests for evaluating gross motor function throughout the body. The tests in this manual are particularly suitable for analyzing isolated muscle deficits and evaluating other testing methods. When used as a regular part of the physical therapy routine, manual muscle testing provides valuable information on individual treatment needs, enables the therapist to monitor progress and modify procedures, and allows the patient to see the results for themselves. Key features: Almost 200 high-quality color photographs and illustrations help demonstrate each step in the testing process Quick tests for evaluating overall muscle function, followed by detailed guidelines for testing muscle function in the head and face, spine, and upper/lower extremities Detailed introductory chapter on the foundations and anatomical basis of muscle testing Clear descriptions of clinical symptoms for each muscle group, plus examples from practice Online access to assessment forms on Thiemes MediaCenter Test questions and answers for self-study This book is a valuable resource for all PT practitioners and students that will enrich their practice and help them to successfully evaluate and treat patients suffering from muscle-related injuries.

Medicine

The Definitive Illustrated History
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 146545893X
Category: Medical
Page: 320
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Medicine tells the fascinating story of the discipline, from ancient times to the present day, charting developments in healing, diagnosis, surgery, and drugs in a vividly visual and accessible format. Follow the gory pitfalls and the miraculous breakthroughs of medical history from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to the latest developments in IVF and gene therapy. Clear diagrams explain major diseases, such as cancer, and enhance understanding of human anatomy, surgical instruments, and the progression of treatment over the centuries, setting the great milestones of medical history in their wider social context. A complementary illustrated reference section profiles all the main body systems and organs and explains their relevance in terms of the advancement of medicine. A compelling blend of riveting stories, accessible information, and striking illustrations, Medicine shows and tells how medicine has evolved into the lifesaving discipline it is today.

The Human Body Book


Author: Steve Parker
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781405316255
Category: Anatomy
Page: 256
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Take a jaw-dropping interactive top-to-toe tour of your body Amazing 3D images reveal all your major systems in molecular detail. Discover how the nervous system works, the intricate construction of skeleton and muscles, and how your body protects itself when you are under threat. Put yourself under the microscope using the interactive DVD-Rom. Zoom in on a body part and see the bodies processes in action from a nerve impluse to blood surging through an artery. Journey inside and examine what can go wrong with the human machine: explore the causes and symptoms for diseases and ailments. An unmissable in-your-body adventure. Perfect for students, families and health professionals.

Oxford Textbook of Medicine


Author: D. A. Warrell,Timothy M. Cox,John D. Firth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780198570141
Category: Internal medicine
Page: 1602
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Universe


Author: Martin Rees
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465411143
Category: Science
Page: 528
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Take a dazzling and expansive look at the universe with this easy-to-follow guide! Universe provides a tour of the cosmos, covering our solar system, the Milky Way, and galaxies beyond our own. With information on the nature of the universe, the study of cosmology, Earth's motion, modern telescopes, and astrophotography, this groundbreaking encyclopedia is a must-have for both students and astronomy enthusiasts. Includes a comprehensive star atlas with entries on each of the 88 constellations and notable celestial objects that lie within them, and a monthly sky guide showing the night sky as it appears throughout the year.

The Neuro-Ophthalmology Survival Guide E-Book


Author: Anthony Pane,Neil R. Miller,Mike Burdon
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702072664
Category: Medical
Page: 368
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This book is a practical, symptom-based, ‘how-to’ guide to neuro-ophthalmology and acquired strabismus for all trainee and practising ophthalmologists. Each chapter focusses on a specific clinical symptom and includes an introduction to the clinical assessment of a symptom; an examination checklist; a management flowchart to be followed; clinical diagnostic criteria checklists; and further information on the diseases that can cause the symptom with a brief discussion of appropriate management. A practical and accessible handbook for the ophthalmologist without a specialist interest in neuro-ophthalmology and acquired strabismus. The text simplifies a subject which is often a cause of litigation against practising ophthalmologists and exam failure for trainees and residents. The book aids diagnosis in a field in which mistakes may lead to medico-legal problems, e.g. brain tumours presenting with blurred or double vision. The book leads the reader from the symptom, through a series of simple but safe flowcharts and check-lists, to the diagnosis or the tests which need to be ordered. The first chapter presents 20 ‘golden rules’ to keep you and your patients out of trouble. A revised text with some new illustrations brings this highly-praised book up to date. New online videos demonstrate abnormal eye movements, eyelid problems and pupil abnormalities.

Art


Author: Andrew Graham-Dixon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780241257104
Category:
Page: 612
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Truly comprehensive in scope, Artshows you masterpieces from over 700 artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, and Van Gogh. An invaluable reference book for any art lover, it showcases the works; everything from Italian baroque painting and African art to contemporary art history. Discover key facts about the most prominent artistic movements, including their origins and influences, and follow a timeline of the most famous works. Be inspired by the detail of each subject matter and methods each artist used to create their masterpieces, and explore centuries, cultures, and countries on the ultimate artistic journey across time. Created in collaboration with Bridgeman, the biggest art library in the world,Art- The Definitive Visual Guideis a must-have for your bookshelf.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis


Author: Huw Llewelyn,Hock Aun Ang,Keir Lewis,Anees Al-Abdullah
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019967986X
Category: Medical
Page: 664
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Fully revised for its third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis provides a concise and practical summary of the reasoning processes behind clear and confident diagnosis. The handbook is set out systematically with symptoms and signs through each specialty, and includes adetailed description of the basis of logical evidence-based differential diagnosis.This new edition has been updated with more straightforward diagrams as well as brand new images to help aid understanding. Including rarer diagnoses alongside common conditions, and vital information about longer-term management alongside the initial treatments, this handbook will ensure yourexcellence and confidence no matter what signs and symptoms your patient presents with. Providing practical help when dealing with problems outside your area of expertise or with unforeseen situations, you can be sure that this handbook will be the reader's perfect companion to sharp andself-assured diagnoses throughout their medical career.

Space: A Visual Encyclopedia


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756666287
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 256
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Space: A Visual Encyclopedia builds on the enormous success of DK's best-selling encyclopedias. It is a comprehensive exploration of space from our nearest planets and stars to far-off galaxies. For this title, NASA has given DK unprecedented access to a wealth of images that have never been published before and are not available to the public. Featuring photographs, charts, stories, and contributions by NASA astronauts and experts, this encyclopedia brings children face-to-face with the wonders of space like never before! Supports Common Core State Standards.

VisualDx

Essential Pediatric Dermatology
Author: Craig N. Burkhart,Dean Morrell
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781605477701
Category: Medical
Page: 284
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VisualDx: Essential Pediatric Dermatology is the first of a series of printed companions to the VisualDx online decision support system. The book enables the clinician to read the fundamentals of common and serious pediatric skin diseases on the printed page, then search the online system to answer a clinical question at the point of care. Like the VisualDx online system, the book is organized by symptoms and other visual clues. Searching in this fashion will lead to precise, targeted, and patient-specific differential diagnoses. More than 500 full-color illustrations show variations of pediatric skin disorders in children of all skin colors.

Ocean

The World's Last Wilderness Revealed
Author: Fabien Cousteau
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405333081
Category: Reference
Page: 512
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Explore the last wilderness left on Earth in this new compact guide to the Ocean From mangrove swamp to ocean floor, mollusc to manatee, Atlantic Conveyer to Hurricane Katrina, unravel the mysteries of the sea. Marvel at the oceans� power and importance to our planet � as the birthplace of life on Earth, a crucial element of our climate, and as a vital but increasingly fragile resource for mankind. You will discover every aspect � from the geology of the sea floor and the interaction between the ocean�s and atmosphere � to the extraordinary diversity of marine life. Dive in for an awe-inspiring view of a watery world few of us have experienced. A beautiful visual essay celebrates the drama of the sea, while stunning illustrations and the latest satellite-derived maps explain and illuminate each natural process and phenomena. Includes an inspiring introduction by Editor-in-chief Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques. Dramatic, thought-provoking, and revealing, Ocean shines a bright and revealing spotlight into the depths of the last wilderness on our planet.