According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13
percent of women aged eighteen years and older are in poor, or merely
fair, health. More than 12 percent of women face a limitation in their
usual activities due to chronic health conditions. In addition, 62 percent
of women aged twenty years and older are overweight, a key predictor
of future health problems. Moreover, the medical concerns
women face often differ from those of most concern to men.
Use a proven combination of learning principles and exercises to make teaching medical terminology easier. Now in its 7th Edition, Medical Terminology for Health Professions simplifies the process of memorizing complex medical terminology by focusing on the important word parts – the common prefixes, suffixes and root words - to provide a foundation for learning hundreds of medical terms.
A comprehensive review essential for those preparing
to take the midwifery (AMBC) or women’s health nurse
practitioner certification (NCC) examinations. The
Midwifery & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification
Review Guide was developed for both of these
nursing specialties because of the many commonalities
they share that enhance the delivery of care to women
during their life span.
The authors would like to thank the European Agency for Safety and Health
at Work, the Health and Safety Executive, the New Law Journal, the Sheffield
Information Centre, HSE and the Institute of Employment Rights for giving
permission to reproduce materials in this book.
Every effort has been made to trace all the copyright holders, but if any
have been inadvertently overlooked, the publishers will be pleased to make
the necessary arrangements at the first opportunity.
Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology for Allied
Health, first edition, is an introductory book to the body
systems for medical assisting students. It acquaints students
with basic information about all of the body systems.
The book speaks directly to the student, with chapter introductions,
case studies, and chapter summaries written
to engage the student’s attention.
When referring to patients in the third person, we have
alternated between passages that describe a male patient
and passages that describe a female patient.
This book has emerged from our experience in the education of allied health
professionals (AHPs), particularly student occupational therapists. As tutors we
were aware that students, especially as they neared qualification, struggled to
find a suitable textbook examining the key areas that contextualised their study
of profession-specific skills.
The American Medical Association Complete Guide to Men’s Health provides
up-to-date information that will enable you to adopt healthy habits that you can
follow throughout your life. The book emphasizes the basics of a healthy
lifestyle and the steps you can take to prevent illness.
In clear, easy-to-understand language, this book describes how different body
systems work, answers many questions you may have about common diseases
and disorders, and explains how many of these conditions can be prevented.
Diabetes Mellitus Alterations in glucose control and changes in insulin requirements are common problems among patients with diabetes who travel. Changes in time zone, in the amount and timing of food intake, and in physical activity demand vigilant assessment of metabolic control. The traveler with diabetes should pack medication (including a bottle of regular insulin for emergencies), insulin syringes and needles, equipment and supplies for glucose monitoring, and snacks in carryon luggage. Insulin is stable for ~3 months at room temperature but should be kept as cool as possible.
Vascular device–related infection is suspected on the basis of the appearance of the catheter site or the presence of fever or bacteremia without another source in patients with vascular catheters. The diagnosis is confirmed by the recovery of the same species of microorganism from peripheral-blood cultures (preferably two cultures drawn from peripheral veins by separate venipunctures) and from semiquantitative or quantitative cultures of the vascular catheter tip.
It is a cause for celebration to be able to introduce this thought-provoking
book to a wider public. Each chapter is the tip of an iceberg of knowledge and
experience, perfectly replicating the sense of discovery of the original study
day that inspired the book.
The Social Perspectives Network (SPN) is a network open to anyone
who is interested in looking at mental distress in terms of people’s social
experience – how social factors may both contribute to people becoming distressed,
and play a crucial part in promoting their recovery.
If you have ever been asked by a client, family member, student, or policy maker, if
there is more to treatment for mental illness than just symptom reduction, this book is
for you. This question fi rst emerges from the idea that the pursuit of health is a common,
human goal, intrinsic to all individuals in all societies. This is not a new phenomenon.
However, there are certain groups who suffer greatly from the dual challenge of physical
illness and mental health conditions. In their case, health has been less of a goal and
more of a byproduct following treatment for distressing symptoms.
Immunizations for Travel Immunizations for travel fall into three broad categories: routine (childhood/adult boosters that are necessary regardless of travel), required (immunizations that are mandated by international regulations for entry into certain areas or for border crossings), and recommended (immunizations that are desirable because of travel-related risks). Vaccines commonly given to travelers are listed in Table 117-1.
Urinary Tract Infections Urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for as many as 40–45% of nosocomial infections; up to 3% of bacteriuric patients develop bacteremia. Although UTIs contribute only 10–15% to prolongation of hospital stay and to extra costs, these infections are important reservoirs and sources for spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospitals. Almost all nosocomial UTIs are associated with preceding instrumentation or indwelling bladder catheters, which create a 3–10% risk of infection each day.
‘Health Promotion’ is rapidly establishing itself as an important force within the ‘New
Public Health’, itself an important feature of contemporary approaches to health and
health care provision. Whilst debates have raged around definitions of health promotion
and the differences between health promotion and health education, there has been little
concern for the nature of the knowledge base being drawn upon by health promoters and
researchers discussing such topics.
The evidence presented in this report shows that the health of our educators is a source of concern because the prevalence of HIV is high. The determinants are multiple: behavioural, knowledge deficit, lack of self-efficacy skills, migratory practices, gender, and alcohol misuse. Chronic conditions such as hypertension, stomach ulcers, arthritis and diabetes are common. The report also shows that our country is likely to lose a very high proportion of educators due to job dissatisfaction, job stress and low morale....
It is a common weakness of mankind to be caught by an idea and captivated by a phrase. To rest therewith
content and to neglect the carrying of the idea into practice is a weakness still more common. It is this
frequent failure of reformers to reduce their theories to practice, their tendency to dwell in the cloudland of the
ideal rather than to test it in action, that has often made them distrusted and unpopular.
Our intention was to identify as many areas of school life as possible in order to take them out of
the realm of the hidden curriculum and make them parts of the health promotion programme. What
takes place without being noticed may become a source of serious risk that may neglect or even
impair health. The identified parts of the structure called school are seen as ones that can be
influenced within the health promoting schools model programme.
Unlike ozone, which has a specific chemical composition, airborne particles vary in size
and composition depending on time and location. Although the components of particles
may have common sources, the types and amounts of particles collected at any one
time and location may be unique.
To add to the problem, gaseous pollutants including ozone, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen
dioxide and carbon monoxide often are present in the atmosphere at the same time as
In his later years my father often expressed to me his desire for the reduction of the eleven volumes of his
"Papers on Health" to a compact one-volume edition; but as long as fresh papers were being written, he saw
no use in beginning this work. In the end the project was interrupted by his last illness and death. Since then,
circumstances have prevented the work being undertaken until the present time.
Our skin may just feel like a mere shield that protects us from the world outside. But, the fact is, it’s more than just the “mask” that keeps your insides in. It is a very unique and remarkable complex organ that reflects our general health. Thus, it is worth protecting from the outside and inside forces. It is commonly said that for a young, good looking skin, we must provide it with essential nutrients and protect it from external damage. Thanks to some pros out there that making this aim possible is not at all difficult to make. ...