Offers comprehensive research on a range of topics related to preventive medicine, including the exploration of epidemiology in the field, various infectious diseases, preventive medicine efforts following disasters and the effects of postdeployment on soldiers.
More than fifty years before the American Revolution, Boston was in revolt against the tyrannies of the Crown, Puritan Authority, and Superstition. This is the story of a fateful year that prefigured the events of 1776.In The Fever of 1721, Stephen Coss brings to life an amazing cast of characters in a year that changed the course of medical history, American journalism, and colonial revolution, including 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 grand avenues; James and his younger brother Benjamin Franklin; and Elisha Cooke and his protégé Samuel Adams. During the worst smallpox epidemic in Boston history Mather convinced Doctor Boylston to try a procedure that he believed would prevent death—by making an incision in the arm of a healthy person and implanting it with smallpox. “Inoculation” led to vaccination, one of the most profound medical discoveries in history. Public outrage forced Boylston into hiding, and Mather’s house was firebombed. A political fever also raged. Elisha Cooke was challenging the Crown for control of the colony and finally forced Royal Governor Samuel Shute to flee Massachusetts. Samuel Adams and the Patriots would build on this to resist the British in the run-up to the American Revolution. And a bold young printer James Franklin (who was on the wrong side of the controversy on inoculation), launched America’s first independent newspaper and landed in jail. His teenage 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.
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.
On the Ragged Edge of Medicine offers a glimpse into a medical practice for the homeless and urban poor. Told through fifteen patient vignettes, and drawn from the author’s decades of experience in Portland, Oregon, this revealing memoir illuminates the impact of poverty on the delivery of health services and the ways in which people adapt and survive (or don’t survive) in conditions of abuse and deprivation. Kullberg’s stories show the direct and sometimes devastating effects of poverty on public health, poignantly demonstrating that medicine is as much a social enterprise as a scientific one.
The closest you can get to seeing the USMLE Step 2 CK without actually taking it Family Medicine: PreTest Self-Assessment & Review is the perfect way to assess your knowledge of Family Medicine for the USMLE Step 2 CK and shelf exams. You'll find 500 USMLE-style questions and answers that address the clerkship's core competencies along with detailed explanations of both correct and incorrect answers. All questions have been reviewed by students who recently passed the boards and completed their clerkship to ensure they match the style and difficulty level of the exam. 500 USMLE-style questions and answers Detailed explanations for right and wrong answers Targets what you really need to know for exam success Student tested and reviewed
"Textbook of Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Volume 1: Essential Knowledge for Safe Action and Effective Treatment" (2016) updates and extends the previous Inflammation Mastery / Functional Inflammology, Volume 1 (2014); this 2-volume work is also published in the single volume of "Inflammation Mastery 4th Edition" (2016). This work is the culmination of several thousand research publications combined with Dr Vasquez's many years of clinical experience and teaching graduate-level students and doctorate-level clinicians worldwide. With radiographs, photos, acronyms, illustrations, flowcharts, and detailed-yet-simplifying explanations, Dr Vasquez makes it easier than ever for clinicians to grasp important concepts in integrative care and functional medicine and then to translate the basic science research and molecular biology into treatment plans that can be explained and used in "the real world" of clinical practice with patients. The associated video tutorials and recorded live conference presentations further help students and clinicians "get it" via Dr Vasquez's effective teaching style which embraces complexity while always emphasizing clinical applicability and psychosocial context. The Inflammation Mastery & Functional Inflammology series of books and videos translates important concepts and nutritional/biomedical science into easy and practical clinical applications for the prevention and treatment of disorders of sustained inflammation, which Dr Vasquez describes as "patterns of metabolic disturbance and inflammatory dysfunction" existing in three sequential and overlapping categories: 1) metabolic inflammation, 2) allergic inflammation, 3) autoimmune inflammation. This book includes access to video presentations which introduce the origin and components of the Functional Inflammology Protocol and FINDSEX(R) acronym. Post-publication updates to this information and important social and clinical contextualization are made available in videos and online repositories (access provided in the book), and the e-newsletter available from ICHNFM.ORG. This textbook also provides access, via reprints or hyperlinks, to Dr Vasquez's published articles--an example of which is his recent paradigm-shifting editorial published in the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine (2014 January). The updated section on pain management allows students and clinicians to understand and apply manual, pharmacologic, nutritional and botanical medicine treatments for musculoskeletal pain, thereby providing better relief for patients and avoiding the hazards of NSAIDs, coxibs, steroids, opioids, immunosuppressants and biologics.
The author of the highly acclaimed Overdiagnosed describes seven widespread assumptions that encourage excessive, often ineffective, and sometimes harmful medical care. You might think the biggest problem in medical care is that it costs too much. Or that health insurance is too expensive, too uneven, too complicated—and gives you too many forms to fill out. But the central problem is that too much medical care has too little value. Dr. H. Gilbert Welch is worried about too much medical care. It’s not to deny that some people get too little medical care, rather that the conventional concern about “too little” needs to be balanced with a concern about “too much”: too many people being made to worry about diseases they don’t have—and are at only average risk to get; too many people being tested and exposed to the harmful effects of the testing process; too many people being subjected to treatments they don’t need—or can’t benefit from. The American public has been sold the idea that seeking medical care is one of the most important steps to maintain wellness. Surprisingly, medical care is not, in fact, well correlated with good health. So more medicine does not equal more health; in reality the opposite may be true. The general public harbors assumptions about medical care that encourage overuse, assumptions like it’s always better to fix the problem, sooner (or newer) is always better, or it never hurts to get more information. Less Medicine, More Health pushes against established wisdom and suggests that medical care can be too aggressive. Drawing on his twenty-five years of medical practice and research, Dr. Welch notes that while economics and lawyers contribute to the excesses of American medicine, the problem is essentially created when the general public clings to these powerful assumptions about the value of tests and treatments—a number of which are just plain wrong. By telling fascinating (and occasionally amusing) stories backed by reliable data, Dr. Welch challenges patients and the health-care establishment to rethink some very fundamental practices. His provocative prescriptions hold the potential to save money and, more important, improve health outcomes for us all.
La práctica de la medicina ha cambiado dramáticamente en los últimos cientos de años. Desde sus rudimentarios inicios, hasta un entendimiento muy detallado de las funciones y anatomía del cuerpo humano, nuestro actual conocimiento del ser humano nunca había sido tan profundo. No solo las ciencias médicas han evolucionado, sino también muchas otras como la química, agricultura, astrología y física solo por nombrar algunas. La "modernización" de nuestro estilo de vida ha traído confort y ha mejorado nuestra supervivencia, pero al mismo tiempo ha creado un medio ambiente que es muy dañino para nuestra salud. Este mundo moderno lleno de radiación, toxicidades, con antibióticos y hormonas alimentando a los animales, comidas modificadas genéticamente y otros insultos, ha creado una epidemia de enfermedades crónicas, como la Obesidad, Diabetes, enfermedades Cardíacas, Cáncer, enfermedades Autoinmunes, Neurológicas, Psiquiátricas y Respiratorias. Incluso enfermedades que antes eran raras como el Autismo y la Fibromialgia son rampantes hoy en día. Desafortunadamente, la medicina ha encarado estos serios desafíos recetando el uso de más y más medicamentos químicos (y de venta libre). Algunos de estos han sido muy útiles, pero la mayoría sólo han creado más daño a nuestros ya deteriorados cuerpos. Estos medicamentos causan efectos secundarios, disminución nutricional y a veces interactúan con otros creando más problemas que beneficios. Este libro, Medicina Moderna para tiempos Modernos, es una introducción a un tipo de medicina que se enfoca en la raíz que provoca la enfermedad. El libro explora la historia de la Medicina, los fármacos y el surgimiento de la Medicina Funcional como ciencia. Este tipo de medicina va más allá de los resultados de un análisis o escaneo. Se enfoca en el "Por Qué" y lo resuelve en su origen. La mayoría de las enfermedades crónicas modernas tienen factores comunes que las causan en esas raíces, como la inflamación, oxidación, deficiencias nutricionales y de hormonas, intoxicación por metales pesados y otras toxicidades del ambiente, salud intestinal, actividad física, selección de alimentos y manejo de estrés. El libro explica cada una de estas raíces o causas bases de la salud y enfermedad. Y proporciona consejos de como balancear, tanto nuestros cuerpos como nuestro medio ambiente, de manera que seamos capaces de mitigar, sino que erradicar, la mayoría de estas enfermedades de tiempos modernos.
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!