If you have an ailment or illness and want to identify it quickly while at home, this is the guide for you.
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It has an easy-to-follow, visual symptom checker that will help you recognise the symptoms of what might be wrong and what you should do.
The head-to-toe visual diagnostic guides will also help you recognise situations that are urgent or potentially life-threatening.
This awe-inspiring crystal bible features over 100 crystals that will raise your vibrations and cleanse your mind, body and spirit.
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It explains how they can change your energy levels and improve all aspects of your life and well-being including your career, relationships and finding more positivity.
With gorgeous photography, it also offers tips on selecting, cleansing and caring for all kinds of crystals.
Medicine tells the fascinating history of medicine through the ages to the present day. Follow the greatest stories of medicine and its breakthroughs, with incredible coverage of disease, drugs, treatment, and cures. Medicine covers the gory pitfalls and miraculous breakthroughs of medical history from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to brand new developments in IVF and gene therapy with compelling stories and stunning illustrations. Clear diagrams explain major diseases such as cancer, and trace the progression of medical treatment through the centuries, from ancient healers and herbalists to scurvy and smallpox, and the World Wars to modern psychiatry. Perfect for adults and students alike, and anyone interested in the fascinating medical history of the world, Medicine is the definitive visual history of our health.
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Written by a team of medical experts, this market-leading illustrated dictionary contains 12,400 authoritative entries covering all aspects of medical science. The text has been fully revised and updated for this new edition to reflect the very latest in medical knowledge and practice. Entries are accessible and jargon-free and are complemented by over 145 illustrations and diagrams. This brand new edition includes over 450 new entries and features up-to-date coverage of public health medicine and general practice, drugs and pharmacology, endocrinology (particularly diabetology), and cardiology, amongst other specialist areas. Recommended web links are provided for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via a companion webpage on oxfordreference.com, and appendices have been expanded to include units of alcohol and the calculation of alcohol by volume, and a table of inherited medical conditions. Selling over 800,000 copies in previous editions, this is an essential A-Z for students and those working in the medical and allied professions, including nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, social workers, hospital administrators, and medical secretaries. It is also an invaluable home reference guide for the general reader.
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Find out what you're taking with the BMA Concise Guide to Medicine and Drugs, the quick reference guide to more than 2,500 prescription and over-the-counter drugs from Britain's leading medical authority, the BMA. Jargon-free and easy-to-follow, get all the vital information you need on today's drugs fast. Learn how they work, what they treat, their risks, benefits and side effects, and how to use them safely and effectively. Plus find detailed descriptions and facts on 278 commonly used medicines including the latest on travel immunisations. The BMA Concise Guide to Medicine and Drugs is perfect for when you're off to the chemist or doctor.
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Medicine's Strangest Cases is a choice prescription of weird and wonderful tales from the history of medicine, featuring the German doctor who fought a duel with a sausage, the Harley Street physician-turned-novelist who invented a disease - and its remedy - to keep his clients happy, and the quiet and cautious Swiss scientist who inadvertently unleashed LSD on the world. The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for 2016, this book is the perfect gift for medical students, clinicians, hypochondriacs and history fans. Laugh out loud and wince with sympathy with this rundown of the most bizarre medical cases ever. Word count: 45,000
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If you drink apple juice with cinnamon, look after your gums, read, dance and take an aspirin a day - you are well on your way to preventing Alzheimer's disease. When bestselling author Jean Carper discovered she had the Alzheimer's gene, she was determined to find out if there was anything she could do to help herself. In this book, she teaches readers how to take simple and effective steps to prevent Alzheimer's disease, providing the scientific rationale behind the tools in the book and detailing instructions on how readers can apply particular steps to their lives. Based on the latest scientific findings and distilled into 100 short chapters, "100 Simple Things You Can do to Prevent Alzheimer's" is full of surprising strategies for battling age-related memory loss, including drinking apple juice, taking care of your gums and even simply trying new things.
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Illness, disease and injury prompted the development of medicine from the earliest days of mankind: useful herbs, methods for treating wounds and even setting bones were passed down the generations by word of mouth. With the growth of civilisation came more scientific methods, generally discovered by significant individuals. This informative and entertaining audiobook presents the major figures in the history of medicine, from Hippocrates in Ancient Greece to the Roman doctor Galen, the medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen and the Arabs Ibn Sina and Al-Razi. They are succeeded by Andreas Vesalius and his anatomical investigations during the Renaissance, and subsequently by William Harvey (the circulation of the blood), Edward Jenner (inoculation), before the discovery of penicillin and DNA. This is one of the most fascinating stories in human history and, as this audiobook shows, one of the most varied ? and exciting!
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Get the book and get into medical school. Sound simple? Well, it isn't. But Get into UK Medical School For Dummies contains the information you need to get ahead of the competition and give yourself the best possible shot at success. Doctors Chris Chopdar and Neel Burton guide you through the entire process from deciding whether a career in medicine is right for you to sitting for interviews. Along the way, they provide the proven advice and coaching that has resulted in hundreds of acceptance letters on topic such as Why choose medicine (and why you may decide not to) Long term planning -- The A-levels, extracurricular activities, volunteer opportunities, and work experience that can make you a more attractive candidate; and what to do if you're lacking in these categories. Personal statement -- Plenty of insight and examples to help you create a winning and -- truly personal -- personal statement Research -- Put together a plan that ensures you find a university that's right for you. Test preparation -- An overview of the UKCAT and BMAT, preparation strategies, and sample questions The interview -- Common questions, how to tackle them, and the importance of body language The decision -- Tips on choosing between multiple offers!
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Do you wish you had more energy to do the things you love? You can be in greater control of your health right now! In The Little Book of Energy Medicine, Donna Eden provides simple, easy exercises to enhance the balance, flow and harmony of your body's energy system. This practical handbook is based on Donna's 35 years of experience teaching thousands of people natural techniques to instantly feel rejuvenated, happier, more alert and less anxious. It couldn't be simpler. The exercises can be done at a moment's notice and are suitable for all ages. Put an end to stress, fatigue, mood swings, worry and anxiety, and start the day feeling greater joy and vitality with The Little Book of Energy Medicine.
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The new edition of the BMA Complete Home Medical Guide is a jargon-free medical reference book that gives you all the information you need to help safeguard the present and future well-being of your family. From viral infections to immune disorders, this essential medical guide contains in-depth coverage of over 750 medical conditions, with explanations of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. This medical encyclopedia contains easy-to-use symptom charts for self-diagnosis and a separate section on child diseases and symptoms to safeguard the whole family's health. This edition is fully up-to-date with the latest medical information and advances, with over 1,800 images for reference. The most comprehensive and accessible health and medical guide around, this is a must for every home. Previous edition ISBN 9781405348836
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With renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar as your guide, it's easy to make your own natural teas, salves, tablets, and food to help children fight common ailments, from colic and teething to nappy rash, cradle cap, colds, coughs, sore throats, cuts, burns, conjunctivitis, and much more. Rosemary introduces you to 24 of the best herbs to support children's health and provides simple instructions for preparing and using them, with specific dosage guidelines for kids ages 3 months to 12 years.
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An INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDE to applying a this hugely popular therapy in the workplace. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, commonly known as CBT, has roots stretching back as far as the ancient Greeks. It is a talking cure - a branch of therapy widely regarded as effective in curing or at least alleviating the symptoms of a wide range of disorders from anorexia to post-traumatic stress disorder. INTRODUCING CBT FOR WORK - A PRACTICAL GUIDE focuses on how you can incorporate CBT's insights to improve your time in the workplace, such as tackling lack of self-motivation or feelings of inadequacy, and replacing them with new ways of thinking that will make you both happier and more effective in your work. Whether you're suffering from a particular complaint or simply feel that CBT's measured and results-driven approach can be of benefit to you, this is the perfect concise guidebook.
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Grasp and retain the fundamentals of medical terminology quicklyand easily
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Don't know a carcinoma from a hematoma? This friendly guideexplains how the easiest way to remember unfamiliar,often-tongue-twisting words is to learn their parts: the prefix,root, and suffix. Medical Terminology For Dummies breaksdown the words you'll encounter in your medical terminology courseand gives you plain-English explanations and examples to help youmaster definitions, pronunciations, and applications across allmedical fields.
For many, the language of medicine and healthcare can beconfusing, and frequently presents the greatest challenge tostudents - this guide was designed to help you overcome thisproblem with ease! Packed with ideas, study materials, quizzes,mind maps, and games to help you retain the information, MedicalTerminology For Dummies quickly gets you up to speed on medicalprefixes, suffixes, and root words so you'll approach evenunfamiliar medical terms with confidence and ease. * Bone up on words that describe and are related to the body'ssystems * Correctly pronounce and understand the meanings of medicalterms * Find tricks and study tips for memorizing words * Build your knowledge with helpful word-building activities
If you're working toward a certification or degree in a medicalor healthcare field, or if you're already on the job, MedicalTerminology For Dummies is the fast and easy way to learn thelingo.
After completing the medical school application comes the last, and often most challenging aspect of the school selection process; the interview. Notoriously hard to prepare for, it's difficult to know what to read, what questions might be asked and how to answer them. How to Succeed In Your Medical School Interview de-mystifies the interview process. It provides clear guidelines and a unique framework; giving you the relevant points to consider while crucially leaving conclusions open to express your own opinions and personality. It provides a systematic and methodical process which enables you to mine information from examiners, whilst demonstrating your academic ability. With a huge bank of questions covering all aspects of the interview spectrum, including a specific section of Oxbridge questions, you will learn how to prepare, how to present yourself and most importantly, what to say.
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This life-changing book is based on the essential premise that Modern Western Medicine, driven by vested interests, is failing to address the root causes of disease processes. Symptom-suppressing medication and poly-pharmacy are resulting in an escalation of disease and a system of so-called 'health care' which is not sustainable. In Sustainable Medicine, Dr Sarah Myhill aims to empower people to heal themselves through addressing the underlying causes of their diseases. She presents a logical progression from symptoms to identifying the underlying mechanisms, to the relevant interventions, tests and tools with which to tackle the root causes of their symptoms.
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New edition of this highly controversial and campaigning book that reveals the truth about the pills and procedures your doctor prescribes and offers proven alternatives for diagnosing, preventing and treating many illnesses. Includes updated information on all the most recent health issues - vaccination, HRT, Viagra, IVF and more. Every year, 1.17 million British people - a population the size of Birmingham - are put in a hospital bed by a medical procedure gone wrong. And 80% of most of the treatments we take for granted have never been scientifically proven to work. In this groundbreaking book, leading health campaigner Lynne McTaggart reveals the real secrets of modern medicine. Extensively revised and updated, this new edition tackles some of the most worrying health issues of recent years. For example, did you know: * Statin drugs, the new miracle cure for high cholesterol, are causing a heart failure epidemic? * SSRI drugs - now come with a black box warning about suicide risk to children * HRT, touted as the most important preventative treatment for all the diseases of female old age, actually causes heart disease, dementia, strokes and cancer? * IVF could be causing cases of breast cancer? * The statistics about illnesses prevented by vaccination are vastly overplayed? * Viagra, the great white hope of male impotence, has caused a rash of sudden deaths and is effective, at most, only half the time. What Doctors Don't Tell You gives you all the information you need to take your health into your own hands, exposing the true dangers of conventional medicine and offering up-to-the-minute, scientifically proven alternatives for diagnosing, preventing and treating many illnesses.
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Despite the modern trend towards empowering patients and giving them more choice, the nuts and bolts of medical practice largely remain a mystery - a closed box. In fact, the more health information is available on the internet, the more patients can feel swamped and confused. The Appointment offers an intimate and honest account of how a typical GP tries to make sense of a patient's health problems and manage them within the constraints of their health system and the short ten minute appointment. We have always been fascinated by our own health but in recent years, especially for older people, seeing the GP has become a regular activity. In the past decade the average number of times a patient visits his or her GP has almost doubled. Despite this increasing demand, getting to see a GP is not always easy so those intimate ten minutes with the doctor are extremely precious, and there's more than ever to cram in. Taking the reader through a typical morning surgery, The Appointment shines a light onto what is really going on in those central ten minutes and lets the reader, for the first time, get inside the mind of the person sitting in front of them - the professional they rely on to look after their health. Experienced GP Dr Graham Easton shows how GPs really think, lays bare their professional strengths and weaknesses, and exposes what really influences their decisions about their patients' health.
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Shortlisted for 2014's Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, George Johnson's The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery is a vibrantly informative and provocative look at the war against cancer - from the age of dinosaurs through to today and beyond.
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When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science-writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combatting it.
What he discovered is that a revolution is now under way - an explosion of new ideas about what cancer really is and where it comes from.
His luminous accounts describe tumors that evolve like alien creatures inside the body, paleo-oncologists who uncover petrified tumors clinging to the skeletons of dinosaurs and ancient human ancestors, and the surprising reversals in science's comprehension of the causes of cancer, with the foods we eat and environmental toxins playing a lesser role.
In a world burdened by chronic conditions, mutating viruses, and a health service strained to its limits, the history of medicine challenges our understanding of what it means to be healthy. By illuminating the ailments and methods of the past, our own dilemmas about medical practice and policy can be put into a new perspective. Esteemed historian Mark Jackson takes us from the dawn of medicine in the ancient world to the most recent developments pioneered in the twenty-first century's hospitals. On the way, Jackson explores eastern traditions, as well as the origins of today's "alternative" therapies, offering piercing insight into how medicine has reflected and shaped society throughout the ages.
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The 'miracle drug' penicillin was first given intravenously to a patient in Oxford on 12 February 1941, leading to a transformation in the way that bacterial infection is understood and treated. What was to become one of the greatest stories in biomedical history not only had roots in Oxford, but was the latest in a line of pivotal medical discoveries made in the city. This short illustrated history chronicles the story of Oxford's contribution to science, from its medieval origins to its present status as one of the world's leading scientific institutions. In charting Oxford's remarkable history, the book showcases twenty discoveries which have shaped medical science across the centuries, with worldwide impact. In the early seventeenth century few centres could rival Oxford in the field of experimental medicine. William Harvey, Thomas Willis and Thomas Sydenham all gained eponymous immortality with their pioneering research into the circulation of the blood and the workings of the human body. In the early twentieth century Dorothy Hodgkin's development of x-ray crystallography earned her a Nobel Prize and more recently, Richard Doll's work on smoking, pioneering glucose sensors for diabetes and new treatments for haemophilia have helped save millions of lives. Great Medical Discoveries traces how these examples of groundbreaking and vital work form part of a wider tapestry of medical research, from the discovery of anaesthetics to pioneering neurosurgery, and demonstrates how such enduring contributions to medical science have helped to shape our lives, both locally and internationally.
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The History of Medicine is an amiable amble through medicine's past, designed as a primer for those taking history of medicine modules as part of their studies and for the wider public seeking a relaxed yet informative read. The approach is to follow medicine's history through the author's neatly designed 'Ages' that offer a meaningful way of grasping and memorising key eras and events. Twenty one 'Ages' take us from 'pre-history' to a glimpse of the future. The chapters' themes will clearly straddle timelines rather than be perfectly chronological, although there is a general progression through time. This book is not a description of all that ever happened in medicine's history. It is a collection of true stories of the more pivotal and fascinating bits. Through stories of inspiring and often odd people and inspired and often distinctly unexpected objects we take a journey through the archipelago of medicine's somewhat quirky history and stop on the shores of some of its more alluring islands. Then, armed with the map, the more keenly disposed may dip into the surrounding waters as far and as deeply as they choose.
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The history of medicine is a vast subject, encompassing the whole of humanity in every region of the globe. For millennia, our ancestors have sought to combat disease, relieve pain and postpone the Grim Reaper's inevitable victory, doing so with a fortitude and humour that makes their experiences resonate with us today. The history of medicine has been a march of progress - a gripping story of heroes and villains, of momentous discoveries and gruesome events that we're lucky to have left behind. In this book packed full of facts from medicine's long and often shocking past, Caroline Rance gives concise introductions to some of the well-known (and not so well-known) episodes from medicine's long history, dispelling a few myths and celebrating a few neglected figures along the way.
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Do you suffer from chronic pain? Have you tried all the normal 'solutions' - doctors, injections, medications and surgeries - yet still found no relief? In this ground-breaking book, Nick Ortner presents a startling alternative to reduce or eliminate chronic pain: tapping, also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Looking at the scientific research surrounding pain, stress and tapping, he opens your eyes to just how powerful tapping can be, and then outlines tips and techniques to address pain in both the short and long terms. Nick guides you on a journey that begins on the surface - tapping to address the pain itself - and moves to the deeper issues that often affect pain. With easy-to-follow tapping scripts and exercises, Nick helps you heal the emotional pain and underlying beliefs that often keep people stuck. He also addresses topics that you may not associate with chronic pain, such as: creating personal boundaries; dealing with toxic relationships; clearing resistance to change; understanding the power of a diagnosis; and working through anger. After reading this book, you'll not only understand what's causing your pain but also how to achieve complete and lasting relief. This is about more than just pain relief. It's about empowering yourself to take back your body in order to live the life you want.
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