The “intelligent and sweeping” (Booklist) story of the crucial year that prefigured the events of the American Revolution in 1776—and how Boston’s smallpox epidemic was at the center of it all.In The Fever of 1721 Stephen Coss brings to life the amazing cast of characters who changed the course of medical history, American journalism, and colonial revolution: Cotton Mather, the great Puritan preacher, son of the President of Harvard College; Zabdiel Boylston, a doctor whose name is on one of Boston’s avenues; James Franklin and his younger brother Benjamin; and Elisha Cooke and his protégé Samuel Adams. Coss describes how, during the worst smallpox epidemic in Boston history Mather convinced Doctor Boylston to try making an incision in the arm of a healthy person and implanting it with smallpox matter. Public outrage forced Boylston into hiding and Mather’s house was firebombed. “In 1721, Boston was a dangerous place…In Coss’s telling, the troubles of 1721 represent a shift away from a colony of faith and toward the modern politics of representative government” (The New York Times Book Review). Elisha Cooke and Samuel Adams were beginning to resist the British in the run-up to the American Revolution. Meanwhile, a bold young printer names James Franklin launched America’s first independent newspaper and landed in jail. His teenaged brother and apprentice, Benjamin Franklin, however, learned his trade in James’s shop and became a father of the Independence movement. One by one, the atmosphere in Boston in 1721 simmered and ultimately boiled over, leading to the full drama of the American Revolution. “Fascinating, informational, and pleasing to read…Coss’s gem of colonial history immerses readers into eighteenth-century Boston and introduces a collection of fascinating people and intriguing circumstances” (Library Journal, starred review).
A new, powerfully effective way to shed excess weight using cognitive behavioural therapy. You’ll never look at dieting the same way again.You’ve tried different fad diets that promised you the world if you just implement this new “diet hack.” Each time, you feel pumped. This time will be different, you think. Excited at the prospect of looking like a model within “a few weeks,” you religiously follow every instruction laid out.A week passes. Two weeks. You hop on the scale. From here on out. One of two things can happen: You’ll lose weight, but you’ll always be stuck with nagging hunger or you’ll won’t lose any weight at all.Disillusionment sets in. You go on halfheartedly, then, you give up.If you’re reading this, this is probably you. But this is about to change.If you’re tired of making the same eating mistakes over and over again, if you’retired of fad diets pushed forward by “gurus” who simply push rehashed advice from the web and declare it to be the holy grail of weight loss that is simply impractical or flat out don’t work, then psychological program is for you.In the Slim Mind: A psychologist’s guide to permanent weight loss program, Dr. Catherine Sykes cuts out all the gimmicks that are rife in today’s dieting industry and lays down the ultimate guide for losing that extra weight and making you feel better about yourself using psychological research evidence. She completely takes the guesswork out of using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to change your thinking which will ultimately manifest in your physiology and physical appearance.With countless hours of profound research on the intricate interrelationship between dieting and cognitive behavioral therapy condensed in a single book, Slim Mind will get you started on the way to getting your life back.However, there is an important caveat: Slim Mind is not designed to be another “Get Slim Quick” program. There is enough of that already. It takes time to lose weight permanently.With that caveat aside, here’s what you’ll discover in this life-changing program:• How to change your mindset towards food and eating so that you can enjoy long-term change.• The only two essential tools you need to reliably lose weight. Say goodbye to complicated machines and devices that just makes you feel good and does absolutely nothing to help your weight loss cause!• How to start your own collection of meals that is suitable for you and your lifestyle.• How your “obesogenic” environment is preventing you from losing weight and steps to conquer it.• How to create your own personal motivation companion to help you blast your excess weight.• How to pick your natural positive strengths and use them as a tool to help you lose weight.• Food principles that will fast track effective weight loss.• …and many more!Deeply intuitive and practical, Slim Mind is a program like no other. It simplifies scientific psychological evidence to help you regain control of your body and take back your life.Dr. Catherine Sykes is a Chartered Psychologist. A Cognitive Behavioral Therapist accredited by the British Association for Behaviourall and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), she has helped countless clients deal with their weight problems using CBT. She is also a member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of British Psychological Society (BPS). She is on the BPS register of Coaching Psychologists.
The New York Times bestselling guide to the lifesaving diet that can both prevent and help reverse the effects of heart disease Based on the groundbreaking results of his twenty-year nutritional study, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn illustrates that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent the progression of heart disease but can also reverse its effects. Dr. Esselstyn is an internationally known surgeon, researcher and former clinician at the Cleveland Clinic and a featured expert in the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease has helped thousands across the country, and is the book behind Bill Clinton’s life-changing vegan diet.The proof lies in the incredible outcomes for patients who have followed Dr. Esselstyn's program, including a number of patients in his original study who had been told by their cardiologists that they had less than a year to live. Within months of starting the program, all Dr. Esselstyn’s patients began to improve dramatically, and twenty years later, they remain free of symptoms.Complete with more than 150 delicious recipes perfect for a plant-based diet, the national bestseller Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease explains the science behind the simple plan that has drastically changed the lives of heart disease patients forever. It will empower readers and give them the tools to take control of their heart health.
Pharmacogenomics supports personalized medicine by translating genome-based knowledge into clinical practice, offering enhanced benefit for patients and health-care systems at large. Current routine practice for diagnosing and treating patients is conducted by correlating parameters such as age, gender and weight with risks and expected treatment outcomes. In the new era of personalized medicine the healthcare provider is equipped with improved ability to prevent, diagnose, treat and predict outcomes on the basis of complex information sources, including genetic and genomic data. Targeted therapy and reliable prediction of expected outcomes offer patients access to better healthcare management, by way of identifying the therapies effective for the relevant patient group, avoiding prescription of unnecessary treatment and reducing the likelihood of developing adverse drug reactions.
This comprehensive guide to Chinese cupping therapy details this traditional and effective treatment with extensive clinical examples, commenary, and detailed diagrams. Cupping therapy delivers healing effects by improving blood circulation, promoting smoother flow of qi through meridian points and dispelling cold and dampness in the body. It involves local suction on the skin through vacuum created by heating and subsequent cooling of the air in the cup. Because of its easy application and immediate effects, cupping therapy has been practiced in China since time immemorial and remains to this day as a form of traditional medicine for treating illnesses and enhancing health. With solid grounding in both theory and clinical practice, the author introduces the fundamental principles of cupping therapy and areas that require special attention, which are followed by techniques of cupping for targeted ailments. The book covers nine areas: internal medicine, surgery, ENT and ophthalmology, dermatology, andrology, gynecology, and pediatrics (with 73 common illnesses), as well as sub-health condition and health and complexion enhancement, with cupping options for various target skin areas. A Comprehensive Guide to Cupping Therapy contains: A therapy for healing, enhancing health and improving quality of life through the natural way of traditional Chinese medicine Techniques of cupping that can be quickly mastered to help yourself heal, with easy to follow illustrations Tips from a medical professional on having a better diet and life style to prevent illness and gain a healthy complexion.
The essential health behavior text, updated with the latest theories, research, and issues Health Behavior: Theory, Research and Practice provides a thorough introduction to understanding and changing health behavior, core tenets of the public health role. Covering theory, applications, and research, this comprehensive book has become the gold standard of health behavior texts. This new fifth edition has been updated to reflect the most recent changes in the public health field with a focus on health behavior, including coverage of the intersection of health and community, culture, and communication, with detailed explanations of both established and emerging theories. Offering perspective applicable at the individual, interpersonal, group, and community levels, this essential guide provides the most complete coverage of the field to give public health students and practitioners an authoritative reference for both the theoretical and practical aspects of health behavior. A deep understanding of human behaviors is essential for effective public health and health care management. This guide provides the most complete, up-to-date information in the field, to give you a real-world understanding and the background knowledge to apply it successfully. Learn how e-health and social media factor into health communication Explore the link between culture and health, and the importance of community Get up to date on emerging theories of health behavior and their applications Examine the push toward evidence-based interventions, and global applications Written and edited by the leading health and social behavior theorists and researchers, Health Behavior: Theory, Research and Practice provides the information and real-world perspective that builds a solid understanding of how to analyze and improve health behaviors and health.
The first book for the general public about mindfulness and medical practice, a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors think and what matters most—safe, effective, patient-centered, compassionate care—from the foremost expert in the field.As a third-year Harvard Medical School student doing a clinical rotation in surgery, Ronald Epstein watched an error unfold: an experienced surgeon failed to notice his patient’s kidney turning an ominous shade of blue. In that same rotation, Epstein was awestruck by another surgeon’s ability to avert an impending disaster, slowing down from autopilot to intentionality. The difference between these two doctors left a lasting impression on Epstein and set the stage for his life’s work—to identify the qualities and habits that distinguish masterful doctors from those who are merely competent. The secret, he learned, was mindfulness. In Attending, his first book, Dr. Epstein builds on his world-renowned, innovative programs in mindful practice and uses gripping and deeply human clinical stories to give patients a language to describe what they value most in health care and to outline a road map for doctors and other health care professionals to refocus their approach to medicine. Drawing on his clinical experiences and current research, and exploring four foundations of mindfulness—Attention, Curiosity, Beginner’s Mind, and Presence—Dr. Epstein introduces a revolutionary concept: by looking inward, health care practitioners can grow their capacity to provide high-quality care and the resilience to be there when their patients need them. The commodification of health care has shifted doctors’ focus away from the healing of patients to the bottom line. Clinician burnout is at an all-time high. Attending is the antidote. With compassion and intelligence, Epstein offers a crucial, timely book that shows us how we can restore humanity to medicine, guides us toward a better overall quality of care, and reminds us of what matters most.
Your Body Is Your Home, Build It With Functional Medicine How well are you aging? Were you told your labs are normal but you don't feel normal? Has conventional medicine been nothing but a Band-Aid? Are you ready to try something different? Many health care providers want to help their patients but don't know how, and many patients wait until their symptoms are causing problems before they see a provider. Both patients and providers can benefit from a guide to aging well. In Dr. Stephanie Gray's Your Longevity Blueprint, you'll learn how you can use functional medicine to: *RESTORE YOUR GUT HEALTH *KEEP YOUR SPINE IN LINE *INFLUENCE YOUR GENETICS *REPLETE NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES *DETOXIFY YOUR BODY *OPTIMIZE YOUR HORMONES *REDUCE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE *STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM Your body is your home, and your functional medicine provider will act as your body's contractor and builder--giving your body the foundation, framework, and electricity it's always needed. Where conventional medicine treats symptoms, functional medicine discovers the root cause. This is determined by your test results, what Dr. Stephanie Gray calls your fingerprint. Learn how functional medicine assesses the interaction of nutrition, genetics, hormones, toxins, and infections to improve your health and overall longevity. Imagine what life would be like with true health. Let's live long together! Wellness is Waiting™!
This edition provides an overview of public health and preventive medicine, which conforms closely to the National Board of Medical Examiners content outline for prescribed coverage of these topics. The scope, outline format and self-test features of the book make it ideal for course review and USMLE preparation.