Download Description From the experts at one of
the world's most respected medical schools--your complete guide to
managing cholesterol and staying healthy for life. Everybody knows that
high cholesterol is something to be concerned about. But what does it
really mean when your doctor tells you that your cholesterol levels are
high, and what should you do about it? If you're worried about your
cholesterol, here's your chance to get the answers you need from a top
expert at the Harvard Medical School.
Thoroughly revised and updated, the Handbook of Vitamins highlights recent research in vitamins and gene expression, including vitamin-dependent genes, and vitamin effect on DNA stability. This edition adds chapters on vitamin-dependent chromatin modification, vitamin metabolism analysis using mass spectrometry, and dietary intakes. Encompassing classical and modern approaches, it focuses on nutrition and looks at vitamin action at the molecular level. With contributions from international experts, this remains an ideal reference for nutritional and food scientists, and graduate students.
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This book has arisen primarily in response to the increasing concern expressed about the perceived lack of ability in both students and newly qualified staff nurses to perform clinical skills. This deficit has been largely attributed to the advent of Project 2000 and the subsequent move of nurse education into Higher Education. Innovations in nursing such as the Nursing Process, Nursing Models and new methods of organizing care delivery, each with their emphasis on providing individualized nursing care, may also have exacerbated this problem. These initiatives have largely resulted in the demise of procedure manuals as a source of reference in many clinical areas. Consequently nurses and the increasing number of health care workers in new roles such as cadet nurses, health care assistants and generic ward practitioners no longer have an easily accessible source of reference in the clinical arena. This is particularly problematic when they are faced with undertaking a procedure for the first time.
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Your Guide to Healthy Sleep
National Institute for Health | 2005 | ISBN: 1933236051 | English | 68 pages | PDF | 2.4 MB
This patient and public booklet provides the latest science-based information about Sleep. Learn about . . . "Common sleep myths and practical tips for getting adequate sleep, Coping with jet lag and nighttime shift work, Avoiding dangerous drowsy driving"
This booklet also gives information on sleep disorders, such as insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, and some parasomnias.
The most comprehensive, patient-friendly guide to eye care available
The Eye Care Sourcebook offers you the best approach for obtaining quality eye care. It provides an overview of LASIK and other forms of vision correction, as well as in-depth descriptions of most major eye problems, including poor vision among elderly people, macular degeneration, cataracts, itchy and burning eyes, and more.
Stress Management This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete
medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating
to stress management. It also gives extensive lists of bibliographic
citations. Finally, it provides information to users on how to update
their knowledge using various Internet resources. The book is designed
for physicians, medical students preparing for Board examinations,
medical researchers, and patients who want to become familiar with
research dedicated to stress management. If your time is valuable, this
book is for you. First, you will not waste time searching the Internet
while missing a lot of relevant information. Second, the book also
saves you time indexing and defining entries. Finally, you will not
waste time and money printing hundreds of web pages.
In the new edition of this bestselling dictionary, more than 16,000 terms from English-speaking and international medical practices are explained in clear, simple words. Words in specialized fields such as surgery, nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry are all addressed with sentences and grammar notes for each entry. Filled with indispensable practical references for interns, nurses, medical secretaries, and trainees in any medical field, the clear explanations make it ideal for any student or practitioner of medicine.