Mosby's Guide to Women's Health

A Handbook for Health Professionals
Author: Tolu Oyelowo
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323046010
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 286
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This essential clinical companion provides quick access to a wealth of information on effectively managing common womens health issues. It offers just the right level of coverage for health professionals, with concise, user-friendly protocols for diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions. This book also explores alternative natural treatment options such as physical therapy, nutrition, herbs, chiropractic, and naturopathic therapies.

The Nutritional Health Handbook for Women

The Essential Guide to Women's Health
Author: Marilyn Glenville
Publisher: Piatkus Books
ISBN: 9780749922351
Category: Alternative medicine
Page: 518
View: 3582

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The Nutritional Health Handbook for Women is an inspiring, must-have book for all women. Marilyn Glenville, one of Britain's leading nutritionists, believes that many female health problems are caused by incorrect nutrition. Guiding you through a comprehensive list of women's conditions and concerns, she explains how you can regain your health in the most natural and non-invasive way possible. Dr Glenville provides: Reassuring and proven advice on all aspects of women's bodies, health and hormones; An extensive list of women's symptoms, from menstrual problems and infertility to menopause, vaginal infections and endometriosis; Thorough, detailed health solutions that combine the best from orthodox, complementary and natural medicine; Guidance on how nutrition and supplementation can dramatically improve your health; Advice on how to change your lifestyle and environment to enhance your well-being

The Women's Guide to Thyroid Health

Comprehensive Solutions for All Your Thyroid Symptoms
Author: Kathryn R. Simpson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572245778
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 163
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In The Women's Guide to Complete Thyroid Health, readers explore their family health history, assess their symptoms, and, along with their healthcare providers, create a personalized testing and treatment plan designed to restore healthy, balanced thyroid output.

Handbook of Girls' and Women's Psychological Health


Author: Judith Worell,Carol D. Goodheart
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 019516203X
Category: Medical
Page: 500
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"This Handbook underscores the importance of gender in the lives of girls and women developmentally across significant phases of the life span. Considering the importance of cultural context, this book illustrates how gender socialization in female development and behavior affects self-evaluation, identity processes, and the social roles that girls and women adopt. Its chapters illustrate how externally induced risks such as poverty, discrimination, and violence present challenges to healthy development. Significantly, the chapters also draw attention to long overlooked and compelling strengths and capacities that provide a firm basis for growth and health."--BOOK JACKET.

Botanical Medicine for Women's Health


Author: Aviva Romm
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702065137
Category: Medical
Page: 720
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Use herbal medicines to treat women at any stage of life! Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health, 2nd Edition provides an evidence-based, patient-centered approach to botanical interventions for many different medical conditions. More than 150 natural products are covered, showing their benefits in gynecologic health, fertility and childbearing, and menopausal health. This edition includes new full-color photos of herbal plants along with a discussion of the role of botanicals in healthy aging. Written by Aviva Romm, an experienced herbalist, midwife, and physician, this unique guide is an essential resource for everyday practice of herbal medicine. Winner of the 2010 American Botanical Council's James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award! Current, evidence-based information covers more than 150 botanicals for over 35 different conditions. Case studies provide realistic scenarios and help you apply the content to the real world. Treatment and formula boxes summarize the most important information. Color illustrations and photographs of plants enable you to identify herbs visually as well as by substance make-up. Logical chapter organization begins with the principles of herbal medicine and then covers women’s health conditions organized chronologically by lifecycle, from teen and reproductive years to midlife and mature years. Appendices include practical, at-a-glance information on common botanical names, chemical constituents of medicinal plants, and a summary table of herbs for women's health. NEW! Updates reflect the latest research and the most current information. NEW Full-color design and detailed, professional color photos of plants make this a unique, essential resource. NEW! Coverage of the role of botanicals in healthy aging for women features phytoestrogens, Ayurvedic/Chinese herbs, and discussions of health promotion.

Joints and Connective Tissues

General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series
Author: Kerryn Phelps,Craig Hassed
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729582175
Category: Medical
Page: 1280
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Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.

Health At Every Size

The Surprising Truth About Your Weight
Author: Linda Bacon
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1935618288
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 400
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Fat isn’t the problem. Dieting is the problem. A society that rejects anyone whose body shape or size doesn’t match an impossible ideal is the problem. A medical establishment that equates “thin” with “healthy” is the problem. The solution? Health at Every Size. Tune in to your body’s expert guidance. Find the joy in movement. Eat what you want, when you want, choosing pleasurable foods that help you to feel good. You too can feel great in your body right now—and Health at Every Size will show you how. Health at Every Size has been scientifically proven to boost health and self-esteem. The program was evaluated in a government-funded academic study, its data published in well-respected scientific journals. Updated with the latest scientific research and even more powerful messages, Health at Every Size is not a diet book, and after reading it, you will be convinced the best way to win the war against fat is to give up the fight.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge
Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
Category: Reference
Page: 2050
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

The Complete Guide to Overcoming depression, low mood and other related problems (ebook bundle)


Author: Colin Espie,Jan Scott,Melanie Fennell,Paul Gilbert,William Davies
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472107365
Category: Psychology
Page: 600
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This exclusive ebook bundle comprises five practical self-help programmes based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) from the bestselling Overcoming series. Perfect for anyone experiencing problems with low mood or depression and associated problems such as low self-esteem, anger or sleep problems. This is also the perfect resource for therapists. Each book includes: -Case studies -Practical exercises -Monitoring sheets Overcoming Depression - 3rd edition If you suffer from depression you are far from alone. Depression is very common, affecting over 300 million people around the world. Written by Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, internationally recognised for his work on depression, this highly acclaimed self-help book has been of benefit to thousands of people including sufferers, their friends and families, and those working in the medical profession. This fully revised third edition has been extensively updated and rewritten to reflect over ten years of new research on understanding and treating depression, particularly the importance of developing compassionate ways of thinking, behaving and feeling. Overcoming Mood Swings Most people know what it is like to experience high or low spirits. For some individuals, however, emotional extremes can seriously disrupt their lives, either because they happen too frequently or because the mood swings are intense and are accompanied by other symptoms of depression or mania (often referred to as bipolar disorder). This practical self-help guide provides background information on depression and mania and offers tried and tested techniques that will help the reader identify and manage their mood more effectively, and achieve a more stable emotional state. Overcoming Low Self-Esteem A self-help classic, winning acclaim for its practical and user-friendly approach and now recommended on the National Health Service's self-help scheme known as Books on Prescription. This book will aid readers to understand what has caused their low self-esteem and, with this knowledge, break out of the vicious circle of negative self-image, learn the art of self-acceptance and alter their lives for the better. Overcoming Anger and Irritability An invaluable self-help guide to managing a widespread behavioural problem. This is a practical self-help programme for those who find that they are spoiling the lives of both themselves and those around them with their almost constant irritability and flashes of bad temper. It will help the reader understand why such behaviour occurs and what can be done to prevent it. Overcoming Insomnia Extensive research conducted over 25 years has established Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as the treatment of choice for insomnia. For the first time, proven CBT principles have been brought together by a world-renowned expert on insomnia in a comprehensive self-help manual. In a clear step-by-step approach, new patterns of relaxation, sleeping and waking are quickly learnt. Based on clinically proven techniques.

The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Weight Management

A Step-by-Step Program
Author: Michele Laliberte,Randi E. McCabe,Valerie Taylor
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608826961
Category: Self-Help
Page: 216
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We all think we know what we have to do to manage our weight, and blame ourselves when we don't meet the goals we have set. In reality, we need to understand the biology behind the body's regulation of weight to achieve the control we are hoping for. And we need strategies for overcoming obstacles: the stress of daily life, emotional upsets, and people who sabotage our efforts or attack our self-esteem. The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Weight Management is a different kind of weight management guide that focuses on helping you stay disciplined and dedicated to your weight management goals by using cognitive behavioral therapy. This approach has been used by therapists for years to treat a diverse range of mental health conditions, and researchers have found that it also helps people make healthy changes that last. This workbook includes exercises and worksheets to help you design a customized weight management strategy most likely to be effective for you based on the habits and lifestyle you have now. You'll set specific goals to improve your body image and your health, and follow a realistic weight management plan designed specifically for you. It is possible to feel good about yourself as you work toward a healthier lifestyle. This book will show you how. Learn to: •Manage situational, emotional, and interpersonal eating triggers •Overcome body image difficulties and critical thoughts •Make changes toward weight management that you actually enjoy •Use support from friends and family to bolster success

The Mindful Diet

How to Transform Your Relationship with Food for Lasting Weight Loss and Vibrant Health
Author: Ruth Wolever PhD,Beth Reardon MS, RD, LDN,Tania Hannan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451666829
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 352
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“An essential, must-read guide” (Dr. Susan Albers, New York Times bestselling author of Eating Mindfully) from the renowned Duke Integrative Medicine center: the first book to combine health psychology with cutting-edge nutrition research to deliver an up-to-the-minute method for eating mindfully and breaking the yo-yo diet cycle. It’s easy on occasion to eat too much, eat too quickly, eat for comfort, or choose junk food. But every year millions of Americans vow to lose weight and get healthy and aren’t able to overcome the largest roadblock to these changes—ingrained eating habits. Now two leading experts from Duke Integrative Medicine offer a new paradigm for eating and health—a step-by-step program that dismantles old patterns, provides new tools for making healthy choices, and fosters deep, internal motivation. Grounded in scientific research, The Mindful Diet examines how what we eat and drink affects our body on a biochemical level, and how we can become aware of our own internal signals through the practice of mindfulness. Loaded with concrete meditation exercises, behavioral techniques, nutrition advice, and meal-planning charts, this book provides the tools to manage cravings, curb emotional overeating, and figure out when you are full. Instead of an all-or-nothing approach to eating, The Mindful Diet focuses on the many variables that drive our habits—including stress, unhappiness, and even unconscious beliefs—and provides a roadmap for sustainable change. “This is not an eat this, don’t eat that program; rather, it’s an attack on the negative thoughts and patterns that lead to diet failure” (Publishers Weekly). Lasting weight loss and healthy living begin in the mind: now you can learn how to re-program your body, make healthy choices, lose weight, and keep it off for life.

Case Studies for Complementary Therapists

a collaborative approach
Author: Kelly Galvin,Madelaine Bishop
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729579557
Category: Medical
Page: 733
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An invaluable resource for complementary therapists, health practitioners, students and teachers Case Studies for Complementary Therapists: a collaborative approach provides curriculum-level support for those working to develop the complementary potential between alternative medicines and conventional western medicine. This useful complementary medicine textbook provides insight into the initial complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) consultation process. It offers possible treatment and collaborative referral options for individual cases, rather than dictating diagnostic analysis or treatment protocols for specific health conditions. Through case studies on conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, the book provides an important framework for clinicians and students, within which they can analyse and classify information gathered during consultation. The book will also help readers develop effective and appropriate treatment programs within the time constraints of a busy clinic. Case Studies for Complementary Therapists provides suggestions for questions to ask at consultation time; helping readers collect the necessary information to develop a working diagnosis and treatment protocol. Complementary medicine ethics and law Complementary practitioners are often uncertain about the legal and ethical boundaries in diagnosis and case management. Case Studies for Complementary Therapists: a collaborative approach will help complementary and alternative medicine practitioners and students: • recognise medical situations requiring referral • understand their role in collaborative case management • integrate complementary and alternative medicine modalities in treatment programs with confidence Provides a clear case analysis format which can be and adapted to suit the requirements of individual case histories Specific questioning format Clearly identifies situations where cross or collaborative referral is necessary Decision tables help readers prioritise treatment, refer appropriately and help guide clinical thinking when readers are faced with several treatment options. Class tested, curriculum based

Conceiving Healthy Babies

An Herbal Guide to Support Preconception, Pregnancy and Lactation
Author: Dawn Combs
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 086571780X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
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Find balance and enhance fertility with whole food and whole plants

Women's Health During the Childbearing Years

A Community-based Approach
Author: Peggy Matteson
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 859
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This exciting new, full-color text prepares students to provide realistic, holistic care while supporting the woman's efforts at self-care and empowering her to be a partner in her own healthcare. The text focuses on the interaction with the individual, their family, and their community, discusses complementary and medical therapies, and covers interactions with women during outpatient and in-patient care. Nutrition, culture, and patient teaching are carefully integrated throughout this unique text. (Includes a FREE MERLIN website at:www.harcourthealth.com/MERLIN/Matteson/)

Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing - E-Book


Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729578771
Category: Medical
Page: 498
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The new edition of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing focuses on practice in mental health and psychiatric care integrating theory and the realities of practice. Mental wellness is featured as a concept, and the consideration of a range of psychosocial factors helps students contextualise mental illness and psychiatric disorders. The holistic approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness.

Clinical Naturopathy

An evidence-based guide to practice
Author: Jon Wardle,Jerome Sarris
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729579263
Category: Medical
Page: 850
View: 1990

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A landmark guide to naturopathic practice in Australia – ideal for naturopaths, naturopathy students and Allied Health and medical practitioners Clinical Naturopathy: An evidence-based guide to practice details key treatment protocols and evidence-based complementary medicine interventions for use in naturopathic practice. This valuable naturopathy resource is authored by leading practitioners in the field. Its unique perspective combines clinical experience with evidence-based substantiation from rigorous medical research. Clinical Naturopathy explores key naturopathic treatments – including herbal treatments, nutritional and dietary treatments and lifestyle treatments – for common medical symptoms and conditions encountered in modern practice. Clinical Naturopathy: An evidence-based guide to practice outlines an introduction to case-taking methodology and naturopathic diagnostic techniques. It then details treatment protocols and naturopathic prescriptions to treat major health conditions within individual body systems. The textbook also offers special sections on naturopathic treatment throughout the life cycle, including paediatrics, pregnancy and aging, as well as complex health conditions like HIV, cancer and pain management. Comprehensive appendices provide additional clinically important material, such as reference levels for laboratory medical tests, nutrient food values and traditional Chinese medical diagnosis. This one-of-a-kind naturopathic reference makes essential reading for practitioners wishing to enhance practical application of their skills in a clinical setting, and advance their knowledge of evidence-based complementary medicine interventions. • addresses pre-clinical and clinical naturopathy subjects (from third year naturopathy to post-graduate level) • focuses on major medical conditions, and outlines naturopathic and integrative medical treatments • features case studies to contextualise theory into relevant clinical application • includes user-friendly clinical decision trees, tables and figures • is rigorously researched with over 4000 references

The Complete Guide to Women's Health


Author: Bruce D. Shephard,Carroll A. Shephard
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 546
View: 4344

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Discusses all aspects of women's health care, including birth control, pregnancy and childbirth, sexuality, drug use, and menopause

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook - E-Book

An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care
Author: Betty J. Ackley,Gail B. Ladwig
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032307152X
Category: Medical
Page: 960
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Use this convenient resource to formulate nursing diagnoses and create individualized care plans! Updated with the most recent NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 9th Edition shows you how to build customized care plans using a three-step process: assess, diagnose, and plan care. It includes suggested nursing diagnoses for over 1,300 client symptoms, medical and psychiatric diagnoses, diagnostic procedures, surgical interventions, and clinical states. Authors Elizabeth Ackley and Gail Ladwig use Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) information to guide you in creating care plans that include desired outcomes, interventions, patient teaching, and evidence-based rationales. Promotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention. Unique! Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis. Includes step-by-step instructions on how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care. Includes pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, and home care interventions as necessary for plans of care. Includes examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan. Allows quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses with alphabetical thumb tabs. Unique! Includes a Care Plan Constructor on the companion Evolve website for hands-on practice in creating customized plans of care. Includes the new 2009-2011 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses including 21 new and 8 revised diagnoses. Illustrates the Problem-Etiology-Symptom format with an easy-to-follow, colored-coded box to help you in formulating diagnostic statements. Explains the difference between the three types of nursing diagnoses. Expands information explaining the difference between actual and potential problems in performing an assessment. Adds detailed information on the multidisciplinary and collaborative aspect of nursing and how it affects care planning. Shows how care planning is used in everyday nursing practice to provide effective nursing care.

The Task Planner

An Intervention Resource for Human Service Professionals
Author: William J. Reid
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231506198
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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A comprehensive, A-to-Z set of task planners for more than one hundred psychosocial problems from alcoholism and anxiety to domestic violence and sexual abuse. Each entry includes a menu of actions the client can undertake to affect resolution, a guide to the practitioner's role in facilitating these actions, and a reference list. An accompanying disk allows social workers to update the task planners they are working with and enables keyword searches for specific topics.