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  • Prepare to Defend Yourself . . . How to Age Gracefully and Escape with Your Dignityby Matthew Minson

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    The author of Prepare to Defend Yourself? How to Navigate the Healthcare System and Escape with Your Life is back. This time Matthew Minson, MD, turns a penetrating and whimsical eye on the medical and social aspects of aging in Prepare to Defend Yourself?How to Age Gracefully and Escape with Your Dignity . While seeming to simultaneously channel... more...

  • Substance Use Disorders in African American Communitiesby Mark Sanders

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and recovery of African Americans with substance use disorders. African Americans are disproportionately represented in the addictions, criminal justice, and child welfare systems. It is clear that, when their culturally specific needs are not met, they are vulnerable to continuous relapse and the... more...

  • Sheldon Short Guide to Heart Attacksby Mark Greener

    SPCK 2016; US$ 5.82

    Coronary heart disease (CHD) still the leading cause of death in the UK - heart attacks kill about 88,000 people a year - around one person every six minutes Despite these sobering statistics, a heart attack isn?t a death sentence, thanks to improved treatments and increased awareness. This short. Reassuring book shows how combining drugs and lifestyle... more...

  • Sheldon Short Guide to Asthmaby Mark Greener

    SPCK 2016; US$ 5.82

    Asthma affects 1.1 million children (1 in 11) and 4.3 million adults (1 in 12) in the UK - that?s one in five households. Fortunately, effective modern drugs mean that deaths from asthma are less rare than they used to be, especially in view of the millions of people who suffer from the disease in the UK. Nevertheless, one person dies from asthma in... more...

  • Sheldon Short Guide to Diabetesby Mark Greener

    SPCK 2016; US$ 5.82

    Poorly controlled diabetes can cut up to 20 years from your life expectancy. And it?s on the rise, affecting nearly 3 million people in the UK (1 in 20). Much suffering could be avoided if people took control of their diabetes sooner. This concise, authoritative guide shows how a healthy, balanced diet helps avoid the worse complications of diabetes... more...

  • Sheldon Short Guide to Stroke Recoveryby Mark Greener

    SPCK 2016; US$ 5.82

    Stroke can devastate mental and physical wellbeing, but, lifestyle changes, combined with medication, can reduce your risk of further stroke by 80 per cent. This short, easy to read guide advises on preventing stroke, making the most of medical treatment and living a full life after a stroke. Topics include: why and how a stroke may happen key warning... more...

  • Dr Dawn's Guide to Healthy Eating for Diabetesby Dawn Harper

    SPCK 2016; US$ 11.65

    Diabetes is common and can have tragic consequences if left untreated. The good news is that Type 2 diabetes is preventable and to a certain extent reversible if we follow the right diet. Delicious rather than deprivation is the keynote here, though, and this book includes tasty recipes from a chef! Dr Dawn explains the different types of diabetes... more...

  • Sheldon Short Guide to Liver Diseaseby Mark Greener

    SPCK 2016; US$ 5.82

    Liver disease is the leading cause of death in the UK after heart, cancer, stroke and respiratory disease. The good news is that liver disease can often be prevented or to some extent even repaired. This book looks at lifestyle factors and medical interventions that can help. Topics include: the liver and its functions types of liver disease and their... more...

  • Get It Together: The NHSby Zoe Williams

    Random House 2016; US$ 2.80

    Where do you stand on the junior doctors' strike? Is the NHS in danger of sliding away from us? If so, what can we do to save it? An ebook short. Originally published in Zoe's election 2015 book, Get It Together: Why We Deserve Better Politics, this fully updated digital short tells you everything you need to know about why the NHS... more...

  • Snowball in a Blizzardby Steven Hatch

    Basic Books 2016; US$ 27.99

    There?s a running joke among radiologists: finding a tumor in a mammogram is akin to finding a snowball in a blizzard. A bit of medical gallows humor, this simile illustrates the difficulties of finding signals (the snowball) against a background of noise (the blizzard). Doctors are faced with similar difficulties every day when sifting through piles... more...