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See below for a selection of the latest books from Popular medicine & health category. Presented with a red border are the Popular medicine & health books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Popular medicine & health books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Pills and the Public Purse

Pills and the Public Purse

Author: Milton M. Silverman, Philip R. Lee, Mia Lydecker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

If national health insurance becomes a reality, what options should be considered for the coverage of prescription drugs? The authors-whose Pills, Profits, and Politics has had a dramatic effect on physicians, pharmacists, patients, and the drug industry as well as on federal and state legislators-insist that the major objective must be the best possible health care. But holding down costs to patients and taxpayers must also be a goal. To complicate matters further, the advantage of each likely option-including price controls, the use of formularies, drug utilization review, patient cost-sharing, and the use of low-cost, generic-name products-is offset by a disadvantage, even a danger. If drug prices are slashed too much, the industry will lose many of its incentives to develop better drugs for the future. Particular attention is focused on the so-called drug lag-the lengthy delays in licensing of new drugs, even after they have been used with apparently good results in other countries. Pills and the Public Purse also addresses the seldom-appreciated fact that investing tax dollars in needed drugs may save taxpayers in the long run by minimizing unnecessary physician visits and hospitalization. Pills and the Public Purse challenges Congress and such agencies as the Food and Drug Administration and the Health Care Financing Administration to enact policies that put the interests of the public before those of government, industry, physicians, and pharmacists. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1981.

Pills and the Public Purse

Pills and the Public Purse

Author: Milton M. Silverman, Philip R. Lee, Mia Lydecker Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

If national health insurance becomes a reality, what options should be considered for the coverage of prescription drugs? The authors-whose Pills, Profits, and Politics has had a dramatic effect on physicians, pharmacists, patients, and the drug industry as well as on federal and state legislators-insist that the major objective must be the best possible health care. But holding down costs to patients and taxpayers must also be a goal. To complicate matters further, the advantage of each likely option-including price controls, the use of formularies, drug utilization review, patient cost-sharing, and the use of low-cost, generic-name products-is offset by a disadvantage, even a danger. If drug prices are slashed too much, the industry will lose many of its incentives to develop better drugs for the future. Particular attention is focused on the so-called drug lag-the lengthy delays in licensing of new drugs, even after they have been used with apparently good results in other countries. Pills and the Public Purse also addresses the seldom-appreciated fact that investing tax dollars in needed drugs may save taxpayers in the long run by minimizing unnecessary physician visits and hospitalization. Pills and the Public Purse challenges Congress and such agencies as the Food and Drug Administration and the Health Care Financing Administration to enact policies that put the interests of the public before those of government, industry, physicians, and pharmacists. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1981.

My House Is Killing Me!

My House Is Killing Me!

In this thoroughly revised edition of My House Is Killing Me! Jeffrey C. and Connie L. May draw on the dramatic personal stories of their clients to help readers understand the links between indoor environmental conditions and human health. Explaining how air conditioning, finished basements, and other home features affect indoor air quality, the authors offer a step-by-step approach to identifying, controlling, and even eliminating the sources of indoor pollutants and allergens. This new edition includes * more than 60 color photographs * expanded coverage on the dangers posed by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by such common items as paint, carpet, and household cleaning products * up-to-date information on the potential risks of installing spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation * completely new case studies of people who improved their indoor air quality by following the authors' advice * brand-new chapters, including 'Trojan Horse' Allergens, The Three Ps-Pets, Pests, and People, Indoor Air Quality in Multi-Unit Buildings, and Testing and Remediation. Reading My House Is Killing Me! lets you see your house the way an expert would. Along with offering a wealth of practical advice and proven solutions for various problems, the Mays include a glossary of terms and a list of valuable resources. This book is a must for all home occupants as well as perfect for those contemplating moving to or purchasing a property.

My House Is Killing Me!

My House Is Killing Me!

In this thoroughly revised edition of My House Is Killing Me! Jeffrey C. and Connie L. May draw on the dramatic personal stories of their clients to help readers understand the links between indoor environmental conditions and human health. Explaining how air conditioning, finished basements, and other home features affect indoor air quality, the authors offer a step-by-step approach to identifying, controlling, and even eliminating the sources of indoor pollutants and allergens. This new edition includes * more than 60 color photographs * expanded coverage on the dangers posed by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by such common items as paint, carpet, and household cleaning products * up-to-date information on the potential risks of installing spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation * completely new case studies of people who improved their indoor air quality by following the authors' advice * brand-new chapters, including 'Trojan Horse' Allergens, The Three Ps-Pets, Pests, and People, Indoor Air Quality in Multi-Unit Buildings, and Testing and Remediation. Reading My House Is Killing Me! lets you see your house the way an expert would. Along with offering a wealth of practical advice and proven solutions for various problems, the Mays include a glossary of terms and a list of valuable resources. This book is a must for all home occupants as well as perfect for those contemplating moving to or purchasing a property.

Preparing for a Better End

Preparing for a Better End

Author: Dan Morhaim, Shelley Morhaim Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2021

While modern Americans strive to control nearly every aspect of their lives, many of us abandon control of life's final passage. But the realities of twenty-first-century medicine will allow most of us to have a say in how, when, and where we die, so we need to make decisions surrounding death, too. Or those decisions may be made for us. Threading compelling real-life stories and practical guidance throughout, this book helps readers navigate end-of-life care for themselves and their loved ones. In this practical guidebook, Dr. Dan Morhaim and Shelley Morhaim offer readers hope, empowerment, and inspiration. What we choose for our end-of-life care, they assert, depends on accurate information and on our personal values. We need these not only to understand new medical advances but also to appreciate the wisdom of humanity's past and present. Dan Morhaim, an emergency medicine physician and former Maryland state legislator, guides readers through the medical, legal, and financial maze of end-of-life care. He details the care choices available to patients and explains why living wills and advance directives are a necessity for every American. He tells readers where to find free and readily available living wills and advance directives and why it is so important for everyone-young and old-to complete them. Meanwhile, Shelley Morhaim draws on her experience as a therapeutic music practitioner for hospice and hospital patients to offer compassion to readers facing hard decisions. The authors reflect on a number of timely topics, including * what doctors-including Dr. Morhaim specifically-want for themselves in terms of end-of-life care * how legislative initiatives on assisted dying vary by state * how to obtain medical orders for life-sustaining treatment (MOLST/POLST) * how to deal with dementia * what to expect from palliative and hospice care * how to cope with pain at the end of life, including with medical cannabis and narcotics * how organ donation and body disposition work * how to communicate individual needs to lawyers, physicians, and family members * how to make decisions when selecting the best care for yourself and others and more. Organized as a roadmap that people should follow when they plan end-of-life care and contingencies, this book helps readers keep decisions in their own hands and spare their families the uncertainty and trauma of guessing about their end-of-life wishes. Breaking down the barriers to a difficult but essential topic, Preparing for a Better End helps readers open this often-avoided discussion with their loved ones while providing the information and guidance needed to ensure that deeply held values are reflected and honored. Praise for the Author In The Better End, Dr. Morhaim helps the reader to see that while death does have its sting, it need not be bitter, and each of us can prepare for the end in better ways. -Maya Angelou Dan Morhaim's message is a must read for anyone who is facing end-of-life crisis issues and concerns, whether it be for themselves or for a family member or loved one. When so many others shun away from the topic, Dan Morhaim addresses the situation with clarity, insight, and sensitivity. -Montel Williams

The Book About Getting Older (for people who don't want to talk about it)

The Book About Getting Older (for people who don't want to talk about it)

Author: Lucy Pollock Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2021

Pre-order the most important book you'll ever read about the second half of your life now. Now more than ever, we need to talk about getting older. Many of us are living to a very great age. But how do we give those we love, and eventually ourselves, long lives that are as happy and healthy as possible? Dr Lucy's book gives us answers to the questions we can voice - and those that we can't. A long life should be embraced and celebrated, but it's not all easy. Yet even the most challenging situation can be helped by the right conversation. How do we start? How do we ask whether it's worth taking seven different medicines? Is it normal to find you're falling out of love with someone, as they disappear into dementia? Should Dad be driving, and if not, who can stop him? What are the secrets of the best care homes? When does fierce independence become bad behaviour? How do you navigate near-impossible discussions around resuscitation and intensity of treatments? And who decides what happens when we become ill? Serious, funny, kind and knowledgeable, this readable book helps guide us through essential conversations about getting older that go straight to the heart of what matters most.

Keep Sharp

Keep Sharp

Author: Dr Sanjay Gupta Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2021

An exciting new science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline. Throughout our lives, we are always looking for ways to keep our mind sharp and effortlessly productive. In this book, globetrotting neurosurgeon Dr Sanjay Gupta offers insights from top scientists all over the world, whose cutting edge research can help you heighten and protect brain function and maintain cognitive health at any age. Keep Sharp debunks common myths about ageing and cognitive decline, explores whether there's a 'best' diet or exercise regimen for the brain, and explains whether it's healthier to play video games that test memory and processing speed, or to engage in more social interaction. Discover what we can learn from 'super-brained' people who are in their eighties and nineties but showing no signs of slowing down - and whether there are truly any benefits to drugs, supplements and vitamins. Dr Gupta also addresses brain disease, particularly Alzheimer's, answers all your questions about signs and symptoms, and shows you both how to ward against it and how to care for a partner in cognitive decline. The book also provides readers with a personalized twelve-week programme featuring practical strategies to strengthen your brain every day. Keep Sharp is the only owner's manual you'll need to keep your brain young and healthy at any age!

Live Longer, Live Younger

Live Longer, Live Younger

Author: Rajendra Sharma, Robert M Goldman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

In this inspiring and practical book, internationally acclaimed physician Dr Sharma challenges the acceptance of physical decline as just part of ageing . Fully updated with the latest research into Covid-19, and novel/emerging viruses, Dr Sharma outlines the steps we can all take to maintain optimum health and vitality. Illustrated throughout, you will find out: How to enhance your immunity. How to tackle common ageing problems such as lack of energy or reduced libido, arthritis and osteoporosis. How to avoid environmental causes of illness. How to influence chronic conditions such as cancer and dementia. Simple and easy tweaks to your nutrition, exercise programmes and lifestyle. This book is a formidable resource at your fingertips - the ultimate anti-ageing guide for a longer, happier and healthier life.

Good Gut Bugs

Good Gut Bugs

Author: Kathryn Marsden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/12/2020

Did you know that there are more bacteria in your gut than the total number of cells in your body? Do you know why the good bacteria - or probiotics - are good for you and how they can benefit many aspects of your health? Do you know that by following a different diet or by taking safe and effective probiotic supplements you can increase the number of good bugs in your body, with amazing results? Probiotic supplements are on their way to becoming the 21st century must-have for maintaining good health. In GOOD GUT BUGS Kathryn Marsden explains that we need good bacteria to avoid, or overcome, conditions caused by bad bacteria. Writing in an accessible, lively style she reveals what probiotics do, how they work, and how simple dietary changes can allow you to benefit from them. Discover how probiotics will help you avoid MRSA, lower your cholesterol, improve the digestion, boost your immune system, calm the side effects of antibiotics, control and limit the growth of yeasts and parasites, treat constipation and ease IBS, and even influence your weight.

Healing Your Thyroid Naturally

Healing Your Thyroid Naturally

Author: Dr Emily Lipinski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/12/2020

Healing Your Thyroid Naturally is a no-nonsense guide about the impact of food and diets on healing your thyroid. Dr Emily Lipinski, a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, incorporates the latest research in thyroid health and provides easy dietary guidance to help you on your journey to thyroid balance. With chapters such as 'The Iodine Debate', 'Food Sensitivities' and 'Going Gluten Free', Healing your Thyroid Naturally highlights many topics that are integral to understanding how food impacts thyroid health. Through her own journey with Hypothyroidism, Dr Emily Lipinski learned that healing the thyroid requires much more than just medication. Combining her medical background with her love of food and passion for natural approaches she has helped herself, and countless patients, to regain control over their thyroid problems. This is the book you need to empower you to improve your thyroid health.

Nutritional Aspects and Clinical Management of Chronic Disorders and Diseases

Nutritional Aspects and Clinical Management of Chronic Disorders and Diseases

Author: Felix Bronner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

Premature births, musculoskeletal diseases, diabetes mellitus, and psychiatric disorders. Nutrition plays a direct or indirect role in the causes, treatment, and/or management of many chronic disorders and diseases, yet nutritional and dietary intervention is often left solely to paramedical staff. This book shows why nutritional and dietary interventions by physicians often are necessary and how, following the practical guidelines presented, physicians can integrate these concepts and interventions into clinical practice. Written largely by physicians experienced in treating patients with chronic diseases, Nutritional Aspects and Clinical Management of Chronic Disorders and Diseases addresses the nutritional aspects and components of certain diseases and translates research findings and clinical experience into practical treatment recommendations. The book focuses on chronic illnesses that can be alleviated by nutritional support and intervention as part of the overall medical approach - from eating disorders and alcoholism to cancer, HIV, and AIDS. Organized by major disease category, self-contained chapters document the nutritional component or basis of chronic diseases as well as the results of nutritional intervention. Nutritional Aspects and Clinical Management of Chronic Disorders and Diseases provides a ready reference for making nutritional support and intervention a regular part of treatment.

Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies

Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies

Author: Wendy Warner, Kellyann Petrucci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/12/2020

Boost your body's defenses to fight-off disease and live stronger and longer Every single day our bodies are under attack from nasty little organisms which range from the pesky to the frighteningly serious. So, what's the best way to fight back? Thankfully nature has provided us with a powerful interior armor-plating--and Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies shows you how to keep that crucial biological gift in tip-top condition. Brought to you by bestselling author Kellyann Petrucci, MS, ND, a board-certified naturopathic physician, and Wendy Warner, a board certified holistic physician, --Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies sets out the sound ways we can supercharge our immune systems to prevent illnesses and diseases such as arthritis, autoimmune conditions, pneumonia, cancer, and the flu. Using a simple program of diet, exercise, stress-reduction, and nutritional supplements, we can keep our internal defenses humming happily along--and get generally healthier in the process! The best nutritional strategies to avoid cold and flu 40+ recipes that show healthy eating can also be delish Cutting-edge research on immune-boosting health and diet Lists and tips for keeping a low-cost, healthy pantry Through diet, exercise, stress reduction, nutritional supplements, and the role of water, sunlight, and oxygen, you can harness the power of your immune system and drastically improve your immunity to disease.