Competition for research funds in epidemiology, preventative medicine, and biostatistics has never been more intense and, at the same time, the grant application and review process at such agencies as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is undergoing significant transformation. Writing Dissertation and Grant Proposals: Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics targets effective grant proposal writing in this highly competitive and evolving environment. Covering all aspects of the proposal writing process, the text: Provides summary checklists and step-by-step guidelines for grant structure and style alongside broader strategies for developing a research funding portfolio Explains how to avoid common errors and pitfalls, supplying critical do’s and don’ts that aid in writing solid grant proposals Demonstrates proven tactics and illustrates key concepts with extensive examples from successfully funded proposals Written by an established NIH reviewer with inside knowledge and an impressive track record of funding, Writing Dissertation and Grant Proposals: Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics is a virtual cookbook of the appropriate ingredients needed to construct a winning grant proposal. Therefore, the text is not only relevant for early-stage investigators including graduate students, medical students/residents, and postdoctoral fellows, but also valuable for experienced faculty, clinicians, epidemiologists, and health professionals who cannot seem to break the barrier to obtain NIH-funded research.
The immune system is a natural component, regulator and direct participant in the physiological activities in a healthy body. A considerable number of immune functions, including those related to antimicrobial defense, derive from autoclearance as well as construction and support of multicellularity. Various pathological processes in any organ are usually accompanied by different patterns of cell death and, thus, by increased exposure and presentation of self antigens. These events induce the secondary rise in production of autoantibodies with appropriate specificity (opsonins), which provides augmentation of clearance by facilitating the efficacy of macrophage-dependent consumption of debris in the affected organ. Secondary changes in production and serum content of autoantibodies can be considered the universal and earliest detectable marker of any chronic disease. Experimental and clinical production antibodies reveal antibodies against nuclear antigens, which penetrate into living cell nuclei and alter nuclear acid synthesis, cell proliferation and function. Autoantibodies can thus be regarded as hormone-like bioregulators of gene expression. The immune system is apparently able to reproduce complementary regulators for various cell receptors, including nuclear ones. The book focuses on physiological autoimmunity models and delves into the relation between autoimmunity and autoallergy in the context of disease prevention and prediction. The E-book is a unique and comprehensive monograph and includes a history and contemporary research on natural autoimmunity - a fundamental concept essential for many branches of medicine and pathology. The concepts described in this e-book also have broad practical implications for the healthcare sector, because it establishes effective method of early prediction for many different diseases and creates a basis for prophylaxis. The reference gives medical and clinical professionals a chance to revisit old dogmas and acquire fruitful perspectives for theoretical reasoning and research planning.
Program120 Female A Handbook on Preventive Medicine: A condensed version of the first ten chapters of his famous Program 120 textbook on disease prevention, in this book Dr. Purser discusses the top 10 causes of death in women and also provides all the known steps at that time to prevent them. He discusses such things cardiovascular disease, strokes, preventable accidents/trauma, breast and colon cancer, diabetes, and kidney failure. Everything is highly referenced and researched. Discover all the known western medical options that are known to prevent the top causes of death and learn to improve your life!
Program120 Male B Handbook on Preventive Medicine: A condensed version of the last half (on the benefit of hormones) of his famous Program 120 textbook on disease prevention, in this book Dr. Purser, a pituitary endocrinology researcher, lecturer and author, discusses normal lab values in men. He addresses proper testing, diagnoses, and hormone replacement therapy for hormones such as; somatropin, testosterone, thyroid, melatonin, and DHEA. Everything is highly referenced and researched. He also gives steps on how to make your levels normal and to make your life better!
A Hawaii-based practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, David Bruce Leonard, has completed Medicine at Your Feet: Healing Plants of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Taking ten years to complete, this first volume is one of the most authoritative sources of information on Hawaiian medicinal plants. Exhaustively researched, Medicine at Your Feet contains cross-cultural uses for 49 different Hawaiian plant medicines, many of which are easy to find. Included is information on medicinal properties, food uses, chemical constituents, herbal combinations, plant gathering protocols, possible drug interactions, scientific research and much more.
12ª edición de la obra de referencia en Medicina preventiva y salud pública. Refleja los importantes cambios que se han producido en la salud pública española durante los últimos setenta años.La presente edición mantiene la estructura de la anterior, pero incorpora algunos cambios reduciendo el volumen de algunos temas e incorporando otros nuevos de actualidad en nuestra sociedad (problemas de salud de la mujer, envejecimiento, violencia, legionelosis, etc.).Obra de utilidad para los alumnos de las asignaturas de epidemiología, medicina preventiva y salud pública y planificación y gestión sanitarias de las facultades de medicina, farmacia y ciencia y tecnología de los alimentos de las universidades españolas y de Latinoamérica; para los profesionales sanitarios que se preparan para ocupar plazas en las diferentes administraciones sanitarias y, por último, de consulta para muchos profesionales sanitarios en ejercicio, en especial para los especialistas en medicina preventiva y salud pública y para los médicos de familia y pediatras que trabajan en atención primaria.Se trata de la 12ª edición de la obra de referencia en Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública. Con un diseño a dos colores refleja los importantes cambios que se han producido en la salud pública española durante los últimos cincuenta años. Con el objetivo de aumentar su practicidad, la presente edición ha reducido el volumen pero sin renunciar a la profundidad con que se trata cada uno de los temas. Así mismo, se han incorporado nuevos temas que son de actualidad en la sociedad como problemas de salud de la mujer, violencia, envejecimiento.... Obra recomendada para alumnos de las asignaturas de epidemiología, medicina preventiva y salud pública y planificación y gestión sanitarias. Útil también para los profesionales que se preparan para ocupar plazas en las administraciones sanitarias y para consultar en el ejercicio de la práctica diaria de médicos de familia, pediatría y especialistas en medicina preventiva y salud pública.
Stay on the cutting edge of today’s most promising trends in complementary and alternative medical treatments with Dr. David Rakel’s Integrative Medicine, 4th Edition. Written by physicians who are experts in both traditional and integrative medicine, this highly regarded, evidence-based reference covers therapies such as botanicals, supplements, mind-body, lifestyle choices, nutrition, exercise, spirituality, and more. Integrative Medicine, 4th Edition uses a clinical, disease-oriented approach, offering practical guidance for reducing costs and improving patient care.Helps you safely and effectively incorporate complementary and alternative therapies into your everyday practice, while focusing on prevention and wellness for a better quality of life. Uses the reliable SORT method (Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy) to provide evidence-based ratings, grading both the evidence and the relative potential harm. Explains how to make the best use of integrative medicine and the mechanisms by which these therapeutic modalities work, keeping you at the forefront of the trend toward integrative health care. Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices. Includes 13 brand-new chapters, covering hot topics such as personalized medicine, MTHFR mutation, food allergy and intolerance, the gut-immune influence on systemic inflammation and disease, chelation therapy, testosterone deficiency, adrenal fatigue, and much more. Features more than 100 significantly revised chapters and hundreds of new figures and tables throughout. Provides online access to new multiple-choice questions for every chapter, perfect for board exam review – plus downloadable Patient Education Guides and video collections.
This multi-contributed reference provides a comprehensive description of public health and preventive medicine.
Like a time bomb ticking away, hypertension builds quietly, gradually, placing unbearable strain on the body until it explodes--in heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, arterial disease, even death. But the disease does not have to progress that way. Here, in the third volume of the highly acclaimed Preventive Medicine Program, Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, one of the nations foremost experts in the field of preventive medicine, presents a medically sound, reassuringly simple program that help you lower you blood pressure--and keep it down, often without drugs. Overcoming Hypertension gives you:--The latest facts on how cholesterol, cigarette smoking, obesity, and stress affect coronary risk levels.--Your high blood pressure risk profile, with newly devised charts for men and women.--A complete fitness program that lets you choose the sport that works for you. Plus a unique illustrated guide to aqua-aerobics.--Tips on talking to your doctor that will help you become an active participant in your own recovery.--A guide to anti-hypertensive drugs--the most up-to-date list of medications, their recommended daily doses, and ways to minimize side effects.--Three distinct dietary programs, complete with menus, recipes, nutritional charts, healthy cooking tips, and much more.--Take charge of your health and well-being with Overcoming Hypertension.From the Paperback edition.