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Par Carol Colman, Marianne J Legato. 1992
This guide to caring for the female heart discusses the role estrogen may play in preventing coronary artery disease (CAD)…in premenopausal women. The authors offer recommendations for preventing CAD and other things that can "go wrong," presenting information on exercise, diet, medications, and stress. The changes of the heart during pregnancy are also discussed. 1992.
Par Lynne McTaggart. 2002
The author reveals a radical new biological paradigm - that on our most fundamental level, the human mind and body…are not distinct and separate from their environment, but a pulsating power constantly interacting with this vast energy sea. There may be such a thing as a life force. 2002.
Par Susan P Halpern. 2004
A cancer survivor and psychotherapist addresses how individuals can best respond with sensitivity and compassion to a sick friend or…relative. Demonstrates making a potentially awkward situation more comfortable through effective speech and behaviour. Includes suggestions for talking to children about illness. 2004.
Par Margaret A Somerville. 2000
As science and technology continue to advance, many moral and ethical questions begin to arise. The author, a leading authority…on medicine, ethics and law, presents an examination of the various ethical concerns human society is currently facing. Addressing everything from cloning to genetically modified foods, this volume illuminates some of the most controversial and pressing issues of our time.
Par Richard Preston. 1994
Preston chronicles human encounters with the Marburg and Ebola viruses, among the most lethal viruses known. He discusses the effects…of the viruses on people infected with them, and suggests that they have emerged as the world's jungles and rain forests have been destroyed. He also describes outbreaks of the viruses, particularly an outbreak of a strain of Ebola among monkeys imported to the United States, and how the outbreak was contained. Strong language and explicit descriptions of violence. 1994.
Par Edward Shorter. 1987
A history of medical advances made in the United States from 1887 to the present, and the relationship among academia,…industry and government that made these advances possible. 1987. Uniform title: Health century (television program)
Par Sylvia Fraser. 2003
Sylvia Fraser recounts her journey to Peru to learn about shamans and ancient practices. The centre of her journey revolves…around learning about ayahuasca, a plant medicine that is said to transport a person from this plane of reality into another one. 2003.
Par Michael Bliss. 1982
The discovery of insulin in 1922 was one of the most significant medical breakthroughs of the century and one of…the most controversial. Bliss examines the research of, and the rivalry within, the team of Banting, Best, Collip, and Macleod.
Par Miriam Shuchman. 2005
In August 1998, a doctor named Nancy Olivieri, working with young people who suffered from a rare blood disorder, discovered…serious problems with an experimental drug manufactured by Apotex. Though her research contract required her to remain silent, she decided she had no choice but to warn the patients involved in the trials, while Apotex reacted by cancelling her research and slamming her reputation. The Olivieri affair spawned two inquiries and multiple lawsuits, which revealed the weaknesses in medical research as well as a story of scientific rivalry and revenge. Some strong language. 2005.
Par R. D Laing. 1990
Par Andrew Lockie, Nicola Geddes, David S Riley. 1995
A consumers' guide to homeopathy, it reveals the key principles and history of homeopathy, and explains how we are categorized…into "constitutional" types according to our physical and emotional characteristics. Including a self-assessment questionnaire, an index of remedies, and ailment charts showing which remedies to take for everyday health problems such as insomnia, anxiety, eczema, and toothaches. 1995.
Par David Waltner-Toews. 2007
All the big killer diseases - measles, tuberculosis, and smallpox - have come to us from animals and have decided…they like us better. Other diseases, such as rabies, poker players' pneumonia, and dum-dum fever, visit us now and then, but they really prefer their animal homes, while "emerging" diseases, like mad cow disease, SARS, and avian flu, have dropped in to check us out; but we don't know whether they will take up permanent residence or if they are just passing through. Presents the various groups of animal diseases, explains what it is about our lifestyle and our environment that encourages them to visit, and offers suggestions for how to keep them at bay. 2007.
Par Charles Graeber. 2018
Charles Graeber details the discovery of cancer's secret weakness, and how a new generation of scientists finally cracked the code…on how the human immune system can fight and beat the disease. 2018.
Par Barry Wittenstein. 2018
Earle Dickson and his new bride Josephine begin their lives together. The end. (Not really. There's more.) Josephine has a…proclivity for injuring herself. Earle attaches cotton to long strips of adhesive tape, telling Josephine to cut off a length when she needs one. Since Earle works as a cotton buyer at Johnson and Johnson, he shares his idea. They're a big hit. The end. (Again, not really!) After a few false starts (much like the hilarious "the end"s in this story), the Band-Aid is developed and becomes a massive hit. The end. (Really.). Grades K-3. 2018.
In this course, Howard University professor John K. Young takes audiences through the microscope on a journey of discovery into…the world of cells and tissues, where a complex scheme of activity is taking place all the time, literally just beneath the surface. 2007.
Par Judith Glassman. 1983
Par Martha Barnette. 1987
The family of the second artificial heart recipient tells the dramatic story of their participation in an extraordinary medical experiment.…Details the day-to-day events, including post-operative setbacks, unrelenting scrutiny by the press, confrontations with the surgeon, and their own struggle to cope. 1987.
Par Jonathan Eig. 2014
Immersed in radical feminist politics, scientific ingenuity, establishment opposition, and, ultimately, a sea change in social attitudes, this is the…fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century. 2014.
Par Melvin Berger. 1987
Traces the history of the development of the artificial heart, including experimentation with animals and human heart transplants. Discusses the…psychological and ethical issues surrounding their use. For junior and senior high readers. c1987.
Par Ray Moynihan, Alan Cassels. 2006
In this hard-hitting indictment of the pharmaceutical industry, the authors show how drug companies are systematically using their dominating influence…in the world of medical science to widen the very boundaries that define illness. Mild problems are redefined as serious illness, and common complaints are labeled as medical conditions requiring drug treatments. Reveals how expanding the boundaries of illness and lowering the threshold for treatments is creating millions of new patients and billions in new profits, in turn threatening to bankrupt national healthcare systems all over the world. 2006.