Walk Tall!

An Exercise Program for the Prevention & Treatment of Back Pain, Osteoporosis and the Postural Changes of Aging
Author: Sara Meeks
Publisher: Triad Publishing Company (FL)
ISBN: 9780937404713
Category: Backache
Page: 159
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Do you have: back pain, stooped posture, height loss, Dowager's hump, hip or spine fractures, or poor balance? Try the Meeks Method and see the change.

Integrative Healing

Developing Wellness in the Mind and Body
Author: Z Altug
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
ISBN: 1462128998
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
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Yoga Forma

A Visual Resource Guide for the Spine and Lower Back
Author: Romy Phillips, Z Altug
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
ISBN: 1462128912
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
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Find relief from back pain with yoga asanas tailored toward rehabilitation BACKED BY modern research, certified yoga therapist Romy Phillips delves into the physical and physiological bene ts of yoga and bridges the gap between traditional yoga and Western medicine. LEARN TO USE traditional yoga routines to relieve the pain from common injuries and conditions such as • Sciatica • Scoliosis • Lumbar sprain • Herniated discs • Osteoporosis • Kyphosis WITH SIMPLE LISTS of asanas and sample sequences for different proficiency levels and physical limitations, this in-depth guide to teaching and sharing yoga is perfect for yoga instructors and fitness and healthcare professionals. Learn which specific poses to suggest for injury prevention as well as which to recommend for those who are struggling with spinal or back injuries, and change your students’ lives for the better.

Stand Tall!

Every Woman's Guide to Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis
Author: Morris Notelovitz,Marsha Ware,Diana Tonnessen
Publisher: Triad Publishing Company (FL)
ISBN: 9780937404386
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 238
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The BEST Exercise Program for Osteoporosis Prevention


Author: Timothy G. Lohman,Scott Going,Linda Houtkooper,Lauve Metcalfe,Terri Antoniotti-Guido,Vanessa A. Stanford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780979078750
Category: Exercise for women
Page: 203
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Dr. Seth's Love Prescription

Overcome Relationship Repetition Syndrome and Find the Love You Deserve
Author: Seth Meyers,Katie Gilbert
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144050914X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
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The landscape of love is littered with people injured by love time and time again. And so they hobble from one bad relationship to another. But it doesn't have to be that way. Noted psychologist Seth Meyers, PsyD--aka Dr. Seth--has developed a foolproof four-step cure for Relationship Repetition Syndrome (RRS). With this book, you can avoid making the same mistakes in your love life over and over again. With behavioral exercises and questionnaires designed to reveal the RRS behaviors that sabotage love, you'll learn why your relationships have failed, and how you can love more wisely--and happily--the next time. Armed with Dr. Seth's unique love action plan, you can put the pain of dead-end relationships behind you and find true love that lasts--forever cured of RRS!

100 Questions and Answers about Osteoporosis and Osteopenia


Author: Ivy M. Alexander,Yale University School of Nursing New Haven Connecticut Ivy M Alexander,Karla A. Knight
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763789569
Category: Medical
Page: 330
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Approximately ten million Americans have osteoporosis and thirty-four million have osteopenia (low bone mass) with many more at risk. Whether you suspect you may have these conditions or have a friend or relative with osteoporosis or osteopenia, this informative book offers help for men and women of all ages.100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, Second Edition provides authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, lifestyle decisions to improve bone health, sources of support, comments from men and women with bone loss, and much more.New Topics in the Second Edition include:FRAX® New drug information throughout the book Osteonecrosis of the jaw National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and bone loss testing

Bone Health and Osteoporosis

A Report of the Surgeon General
Author: United States Public Health Service,Ge Surgeon General of the United States
Publisher: International Law & Taxation Pub
ISBN: 9781410219275
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 440
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This first-ever Surgeon General's Report on bone health and osteoporosis illustrates the large burden that bone disease places on our Nation and its citizens. Like other chronic diseases that disproportionately affect the elderly, the prevalence of bone disease and fractures is projected to increase markedly as the population ages. If these predictions come true, bone disease and fractures will have a tremendous negative impact on the future well-being of Americans. But as this report makes clear, they need not come true: by working together we can change the picture of aging in America. Osteoporosis, fractures, and other chronic diseases no longer should be thought of as an inevitable part of growing old. By focusing on prevention and lifestyle changes, including physical activity and nutrition, as well as early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, Americans can avoid much of the damaging impact of bone disease and other chronic diseases. This Surgeon General's Report brings together for the first time the scientific evidence related to the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of bone disease. More importantly, it provides a framework for moving forward. The report will be another effective tool in educating Americans about how they can promote bone health throughout their lives. This first-ever Surgeon General's Report on bone health and osteoporosis provides much needed information on bone health, an often overlooked aspect of physical health. This report follows in the tradition of previous Surgeon Generals' reports by identifying the relevant scientific data, rigorously evaluating and summarizing the evidence, and determining conclusions.

OSTEOPOROSIS

Diagnosis, Prevention, Therapy
Author: Reiner Bartl,Bertha Frisch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662091631
Category: Medical
Page: 243
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-As the population ages, the incidence of osteoporosis, and the interest in it, will continue to grow -A practical guide for all physicians that includes all you need to know about osteoporosis -Includes easy-to-follow guidelines for lifelong maintenance of skeletal structure and function -Easy to read, up-beat and optimistic with a touch of humor

Osteoporosis Rehabilitation

A Practical Approach
Author: Christina V. Oleson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319450840
Category: Medical
Page: 498
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Taking an expansive perspective on osteoporosis and its ramifications, but with a central focus on the transition from diagnosis to treatment, rehabilitation and current management options, this practical guide discusses the most recent knowledge and literature on osteoporosis for the wide cross-section of professionals involved in treating this pervasive condition. It enables the physician or physician extender to develop a strategy for diagnosing osteoporosis, including detailed laboratory tests as well as imaging, interpreting findings, and determining options appropriate to the needs of individual patients. The material offers guidance on how to treat osteoporosis patients who are suffering from neurological conditions such as brain and spinal cord injuries, rheumatologic syndromes, peripheral neuropathies, gastrointestinal conditions, as well as cardiopulmonary, liver and kidney disorders, among others. Additional chapters address management of osteoporosis in men, patients with advanced medical illnesses including various forms of cancer, organ failure and organ transplantation, pediatric onset of primary and secondary osteoporosis, and the female athlete triad. Covering the gamut of considerations presented by osteoporosis patients, Osteoporosis Rehabilitation: A Practical Approach is a timely, interdisciplinary resource for orthopedists, rehabilitation specialists, primary care physicians, nurses and any other professionals who bring their expertise to bear on the management of this common condition.

Physical Activity and Health

A Report of the Surgeon General
Author: Audrey F. Manley
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788134965
Category:
Page: 278
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A landmark review of the research on physical activity & health -- the most comprehensive ever. Covers: historical background, terminology, evolution of recommendations & measurement; physiologic responses & long-term adaptations to exercise; the effects of physical activity on health & disease (cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, obesity, mental health, quality of life, adverse effects of physical activity, occurrence of adverse effects); patterns & trends in physical activity; & understanding & promoting physical activity. Charts & tables.

The Osteoporosis Book

A Guide for Patients and Their Families
Author: Nancy E. Lane
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198027577
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 224
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Osteoporosis currently affects 25 million people in the United States, and as the baby boomers enter their fifties, this bone-weakening disease is poised to strike millions more. Because of this disease, many older people will suffer from a bone fracture at some point , and far too many of these fractures will result in permanent disability. The good news is that this devastating "silent epidemic" is entirely preventable, and in The Osteoporosis Book, readers of all ages will find everything they need to know to slow, stop, and even reverse the bone loss that causes this crippling disease. Written by Dr. Nancy E. Lane, a leading investigator and clinician in the field of osteoporosis, it is an indispensable guide to the exciting medical breakthroughs that have taken place in the past few years--in bone density measurement, in estrogen therapy, and in our knowledge of the bone cycle--that now allow doctors to predict who is at risk and to monitor these individuals in their fifties, before a fracture occurs. Readers learn to evaluate--and whenever possible, eliminate--the risk factors in their own lives. "What vitamins should I take? Is hormone replacement therapy right for me? And what about exercise?" The answers are here. And for those already affected by osteoporosis, Dr. Lane provides the most effective and up-to-date medical and practical advice available anywhere for coping with its aches and pains and safeguarding against further deterioration. Impeccably researched and reassuringly accessible, The Osteoporosis Book empowers readers to make informed healthcare choices that will enhance the quality of their lives for decades to come. It has been endorsed by the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

100 Cases in Clinical Medicine, Third Edition


Author: P John Rees,James Pattison,Christopher Kosky
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444174290
Category: Medical
Page: 275
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Making speedy and appropriate clinical decisions and then choosing the best course of action is an essential skill for doctors. Exploring initial medical assessment, 100 Cases in Clinical Medicine presents 100 scenarios commonly seen by medical students and junior doctors in the emergency or outpatient department, on the ward, or in the community setting. Each case begins with a succinct summary of the patient's history, examination, and initial investigation. The text includes photographs where relevant and questions on the diagnosis and management of each case. The answers provide a detailed discussion on each topic, with further illustration where appropriate. Most of the cases included are common problems but the book also includes more unusual cases to illustrate specific points and to emphasize that rare things do present. The first 20 cases are arranged by systems; the next 80 are in random order because symptoms such as breathlessness and pain may relate to many different clinical problems in various systems. These true-to-life cases will teach students and junior doctors to recognize important clinical symptoms and signs and to develop the diagnostic and management skills needed for the cases they will encounter on the job.

Age-defying Fitness

Making the Most of Your Body for the Rest of Your Life
Author: Marilyn Moffat,Carole Bernstein Lewis,Jean Marie McAndrew
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
ISBN: 9781561453337
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 296
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A beginner's guide to the diverse world of reptiles.

Prevention of Injuries and Overuse in Sports

Directory for Physicians, Physiotherapists, Sport Scientists and Coaches
Author: Hermann O. Mayr,Stefano Zaffagnini
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662477068
Category: Medical
Page: 172
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​This book, published in cooperation with ESSKA, is a comprehensive, evidence-based manual on the prevention of injuries and overuse in sports that will assist physicians, physiotherapists, and trainers in providing excellent mental and physical guidance to athletes. The causes of overuse and sports injuries are carefully analyzed, explaining the medical basis for prevention. In addition, detailed attention is paid to the relationship between sport motivation, risk willingness, tendency to overload, and tendency to increased risk of injury. The reader is effectively trained in mental and physical analysis of the athlete and will gain an appreciation of the influence of the athlete’s environment on susceptibility to injury. Gender-specific differences and the specific risks faced by children and adolescents are identified, and very popular sports such as soccer, alpine skiing, and throwing sports are discussed in individual chapters. Training schedules of value in the context of particular physiotherapeutic and medical interventions are described with the help of illustrations and charts. The authors are team physicians, coaches, sports scientists, training scientists, and physiotherapists involved in high-performance sports and recreational sports.

Consumer Health Information Source Book


Author: Alan M. Rees
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781573561235
Category: Health
Page: 323
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How can an award-winning source book that helps consumers find health information be improved? Health expert Alan Rees has done just that in his sixth edition by providing practical advice on using the Internet, tips on where to find Spanish-language health pamphlets, and recommendations on what's most important in the world of alternative medicine. The sixty edition provides users with an annotated guide to health-related resources--hotlines, newsletters, pamphlets, Web sites, CD-ROMS, magazines, books, and more Readers are given a description on each resource and how to best use it.

The Future of Aging

Pathways to Human Life Extension
Author: N.A
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048139996
Category: Medical
Page: 866
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Just as the health costs of aging threaten to bankrupt developed countries, this book makes the scientific case that a biological "bailout" could be on the way, and that human aging can be different in the future than it is today. Here 40 authors argue how our improving understanding of the biology of aging and selected technologies should enable the successful use of many different and complementary methods for ameliorating aging, and why such interventions are appropriate based on our current historical, anthropological, philosophical, ethical, evolutionary, and biological context. Challenging concepts are presented together with in-depth reviews and paradigm-breaking proposals that collectively illustrate the potential for changing aging as never before. The proposals extend from today to a future many decades from now in which the control of aging may become effectively complete. Examples include sirtuin-modulating pills, new concepts for attacking cardiovascular disease and cancer, mitochondrial rejuvenation, stem cell therapies and regeneration, tissue reconstruction, telomere maintenance, prevention of immunosenescence, extracellular rejuvenation, artificial DNA repair, and full deployment of nanotechnology. The Future of Aging will make you think about aging differently and is a challenge to all of us to open our eyes to the future therapeutic potential of biogerontology.

Health Promotion

Philosophy, Prejudice and Practice
Author: Dr. David Seedhouse
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047009155X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
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Incisively written, this new edition of a popular guide first published in 1996 slices through the rhetoric of health promotion. Its penetrating analysis quickly reveals health promotion’s conceptual roots, providing an enlightening map of their web of theory and practice. David Seedhouse proves that health promotion, a discipline intended to improve the health of a population, is prejudiced—every plan and every project stems first from human values—and argues that only by acknowledging this will a mature discipline emerge. To help speed progress the author proposes a positive, practical theory of health promotion destined to inspire anyone who wishes to create better health. This new edition includes three new chapters on conventional health promotion, radical and foundational health promotion and mental health promotion, providing examples of the use of foundational health promotion. This new edition also adds five new teaching exercises, incorporates and updates the guide for teachers and lecturers and includes a new topical case study. This book is laced with entertaining dialogues and readers are encouraged to explore ten carefully presented exercises. Educational, accessible and intelligent, Health Promotion: Philosophy, Prejudice and Practice, 2nd Edition is a seminal work which heralds the beginning of the end of health promotion’s long adolescence. It is nothing less than essential reading for all practitioners and students of health promotion.

ABC of COPD


Author: Graeme P. Currie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119212855
Category: Medical
Page: 136
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Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Chapter 1 Definition, Epidemiology and Risk Factors -- Definition -- Epidemiology -- Prevalence -- Mortality -- Morbidity and economic impact -- Risk factors -- Smoking -- Other factors -- Air pollution -- Occupation -- [alpha]1-Antitrypsin deficiency -- Further reading -- Chapter 2 Pathology and Pathogenesis -- Introduction -- Pathology -- Pathogenesis -- Exposure to cigarette smoking, fumes, gases and particles -- Genetics -- Lung growth -- Asthma/bronchial hyperreactivity -- Chronic bronchitis -- Innate and adaptive immune inflammatory responses -- Inflammatory cells -- Inflammatory mediators -- Protease/antiprotease imbalance -- Oxidative stress -- Lung microbiome -- Pathogenesis of emphysema -- Pathophysiology -- Mucous hypersecretion and ciliary dysfunction -- Airflow limitation and hyperinflation/air trapping -- Gas exchange abnormalities -- Pulmonary hypertension -- Systemic effects -- Pathology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology of exacerbations -- Further reading -- Chapter 3 Diagnosis -- Clinical features -- Typical presenting symptoms -- Other features in the history -- Assessing the impact of COPD -- Smoking history -- Signs -- Differential diagnosis -- Investigations -- Lung function testing -- Imaging -- Other investigations -- Further reading -- Chapter 4 Spirometry -- Introduction -- What is spirometry? -- Why perform spirometry? -- Types of spirometer -- How to perform spirometry -- Spirometric indices -- Other measurements -- Forced expiratory volume in 6 seconds (FEV6) -- Slow vital capacity (SVC) (also known as relaxed VC (RVC) or VC) -- Inspired vital capacity (IVC) -- Forced midexpiratory flow (FEF25-75) -- Interpretation and classification of spirograms -- Bronchodilator reversibility testing -- Severity of airflow obstruction in COPD

PNF in Practice

An Illustrated Guide
Author: Susan Adler,Dominiek Beckers,Math Buck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662041340
Category: Medical
Page: 401
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The approach here is based on the concepts set out by Dr. Herman Kabat and taught by Margaret Knott, and this second edition adds many new illustrations including demonstrations of the techniques and pictures of actual patient treatment. The gait section has been expanded with an introduction to normal components and photos of patient treatment. The mat section has also been enlarged and includes illustrations of patient treatment.