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  • Obesityby Gail Woodward-Lopez; Lorrene Davis Ritchie; Dana E. Gerstein; Patricia B. Crawford

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 119.95

    Focusing on prevention rather than treatment, Obesity: Dietary and Developmental Influences reviews and evaluates the determinants of obesity. The book uses evidence-based research as a basis to define foods and dietary behaviors that should be supported and encouraged as well as those that should be discouraged. This comprehensive review represents... more...

  • Fatby Robert Pool

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 49.99

    The author of Eve's Rib takes a close up look at scientific efforts to understand and control human obesity, examining the pharmaceutical and weight control programs available, the history of obesity research, and the science of body weight, and arguing that the real problem with obesity is not losing the weight, but keeping it off. more...

  • Obesity, Business and Public Policyby Z.J. Acs; A. Lyles

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    The effects of obesity have become practically ubiquitous in the US. This book aims to provide an alternative framework through which to explore the important and controversial obesity debate that has spilled over from the medical community. This book is not about obesity as a medical condition, nor does it offer a wide-ranging discussion on the health... more...

  • Managing Metabolic Abnormalities in the Psychiatrically Illby Richard A. Bermudes; Paul E. Keck; Evelyn McElroy

    American Psychiatric Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00

    This book addresses an important unmet need of patients suffering from both mental disorders and medical illness -- namely, the lack of integration of general medical care with psychiatric care and the related problem of barriers to collaboration and communication among health care providers. Managing Metabolic Abnormalities in the Psychiatrically... more...

  • Physician's Guide to the Treatment and Follow-Up of Metabolic Diseasesby Nenad Blau; Georg F. Hoffmann; James Leonard

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 299.00

    This clinical reference provides concise information on the treatment and management of inherited metabolic diseases. World experts cover all commonalities of therapy giving practical advice and guidance. All established treatment protocols in this quickly developing area of medicine are clearly described, including follow-up protocols and monitoring.... more...

  • The Challenge of Obesity in the WHO European Region and the Strategies for Responseby F. Branca; H. Nikogosian; T. Lobstein

    World Health Organization 2007; US$ 24.00

    In a brief, clear and easily accessible way, this summary illustrates the dynamics of the obesity epidemic and its impact on public health throughout the WHO European Region, particularly in eastern countries. It describes how factors that increase the risk of obesity are shaped in different settings, such as the family, school, community and workplace.... more...

  • Obesity Management in Family Practiceby Thomas L. McKnight

    Springer 2006; US$ 59.99

    Helps the physician to effectively care for a chronic recurrent disease. This book takes the evidence-based science and transforms treating obesity into a practical, time-sensitive process that is supported by logical recommendations that every family physician can use to help obese patients. more...

  • Fluids and Electrolytes Demystifiedby Joyce Johnson

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 26.00

    The balanced way to learn about fluids and electrolytes Need a solid foundation in fluids and electrolytes but finding this complex subject difficult to permeate? Here's the solution! Fluids and Electrolytes Demystified makes everything so easy to understand, you'll feel like you're learning through osmosis. Written by a nursing professor, this... more...

  • Treatment of the Obese Patientby Robert F. Kushner; Daniel H. Bessesen

    Springer 2007; US$ 189.00

    Aims to inform clinicians of the advances in obesity research and provide a review of treatment issues and strategies. This book, divided into two sections, covers the discoveries in the physiological control of body weight and the pathophysiology of obesity; and a range of issues that are central to the clinical management of obese patient. more...

  • Goutby Professor Rodney Grahame; Dr Anne H Simmonds; Dr Elizabeth Carrey

    Class Publishing (London) Ltd 2003; US$ 35.99

    Gout is an inflammatory arthritic condition, which is becoming increasingly common in both men and women. This is an invaluable reference guide for people suffering from gout that provides positive, practical advice on dealing with the condition. more...