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.
Ten years ago when I wrote the foreword to the first edition of this book, the
concept of women’s health was changing at a rapid pace. The focus was just
shifting from solely reproductive issues and biological factors, to an expanded
perception that women’s health encompasses biological, familial, cultural, economic,
emotional, psychological, and behavioral elements of each woman and her
sociopolitical environment, beyond just the reproductive organs and across her
This is an exciting time for professionals associated with physical
activity and the health professions. We have seen a substantial
increase in the amount and type of research being conducted.
Qualitative research has grown in popularity and has gained
respect as a viable method of answering important research questions.
Despite its broad appeal and inclusion in many disciplines,
however, qualitative research often has an ethereal or mystical
feel to it, particularly for those practitioners with strong roots in
physical activity and the health professions.
Despite these factors, children’s mental health has so far been paid insufficient attention
in schools. Teachers are uniquely placed to influence the mental health of children and
young people. As well as being in a position to recognise the symptoms of mental health
difficulties at an early stage, they can enhance the social and emotional development of
children and foster their mental well-being through their daily responses to pupils.
Antoñanzas and Rodríguez-Ibeas Health Economics Review 2011, 1:4 http://www.healtheconomicsreview.com/content/1/1/4
Healthy vs. unhealthy food: a strategic choice for firms and consumers
Fernando Antoñanzas* and Roberto Rodríguez-Ibeas
Abstract In this paper, we carry out a theoretical analysis of the strategic choice made by firms regarding the type of food they market when they face consumers who care about the healthy/unhealthy attributes of the product but incur in emotional/health costs when the food they consume has unhealthy attributes.
This book offers an overview of the complex interplay between hormonal activation and individual and environmental influences on health and disease in women. The book provides useful information and background material important for treating problems related to the reproductive cycle, eating disorders, drug treatment of women, and clinical and treatment issues in coronary artery disease and breast cancer. This is a medically-oriented book written firstly for the practicing
Professional ethics is now acknowledged as a field of study in its own
right. Much of its recent development has resulted from rethinking
traditional medical ethics in the light of new moral problems arising
out of advances in medical science and technology. Applied
philosophers, ethicists and lawyers have devoted considerable energy
to exploring the dilemmas emerging from modern health care practices
and their effects on the practitioner-relationship.
Women leak, inevitably and often bountifully. Menstrual blood, birth fluids, breast milk
and sometimes tears lead us to be seen as leakier than men at a physical level. Women are
often seen to work through a network of relationships, a web, rather than the hierarchy of
male decision-making (Gilligan 1982). Within such a web of relationships, emotions,
knowledge and other personal attributes flow, often freely, sometimes unconsciously.
Dirt is defined by Mary Douglas as ‘matter out of place’ (Douglas 1966).
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a good story is worth many columns of
statistics. Stories present ideas, conflicts, and, sometimes, resolution. They
have depth and dimension, drama and emotion, making them more memorable
than data alone.
This belief in the power of the story encouraged us—with support from the
Kellogg Foundation—to start the Narrative Matters section of Health Affairs in
Despite the immeasurable increase in
understanding and improvement in diagnosis and
management of epilepsy, the idea of possession by
evil spirits as a cause of these frightening attacks,
is still deeply rooted in many developing
3,4 Sudan is not an exempt. Many
children with seizures of any cause are seen and
managed first by ‘El sheikh’ a religious traditional
healer or in some cultures in Africa by "Al Kujour"
particularly, following an antiepileptic drug failure
or appearance of its side effects.
The pebble was tossed into the water by Charles
Darwin in 1872 when he declared in his book The
Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals
that humans are not the only members of the animal
kingdom that experience a wide array of emotions
and feelings. Despite the reputation of the renowned
biologist, the ripples that this tiny rock generated
went largely unappreciated at the time. In fact, these
ripples remained quite small until the middle of the
In so few words, this poem beautifully captures what is so vital about early
emotional development and its importance in the human condition. It is the
willingness and ability to embrace fully and experience the broad spectrum of
emotional states, including those that are painful and distressing, that may be
key to mental health and adaptive personal development.
This book is concerned with Personal, Social and Health Education
practice in primary and secondary schools. Developing effective practice
in current contexts is challenging for practitioners. Although the
revised English National Curriculum (Curriculum 2000) gives a greater
and more explicit place to PSHE and Citizenship, for school leaders and
classroom teachers this can seem like yet another thing to add to their
long list of jobs to be done and expectations to be met.
About four out of five people in low- and middle-income
countries who need services for mental, neurological and
substance use conditions do not receive them. Even when
available, the interventions often are neither evidence-based nor
of high quality. WHO recently launched the mental health Gap
Action Programme (mhGAP) for low- and middle-income countries
with the objective of scaling up care for mental, neurological and
substance use disorders.
The only constant in life is change. The same is true for
An Invitation to Health Brief. A great deal has changed
over the lifetime of this book—in medical research, in
the fi eld of health, on college and university campuses,
in the nation and the world. What has not changed is
the commitment we share to prepare students to make
informed, thoughtful choices that will help them live
longer, healthier, happier, fuller lives.
What reduces pain, enhances athletic performance, job efficiency, improves the circulation, raises immune efficiency, promotes the healing of tissues, increases the functioning of the skin, enhances focus and emotional balance, and improves appearance? Right, massage! So what are you waiting for?
Dissociative amnesia could be differentiated according to the degree and timeframe of
impairment (global versus selective, anterograde versus retrograde) of autobiographical-
episodic memory and the co-existence of deficits in autobiographical-semantic memory and
general semantic knowledge. The most frequent types of dissociative amnesias are
retrograde, a fact that is in fact captured by the diagnostic criteria of DSM-IV-TR (2000). The
latter distinguishes between localized amnesia, selective amnesia, generalized amnesia,
continuous amnesia and systematized amnesia. ...
As with other age groups, more older women than older
men experience depression, but rates decrease among
women after menopause.
Evidence suggests that
depression in post-menopausal women generally occurs
in women with prior histories of depression. In any case,
depression is NOT a normal part of aging.
The death of a spouse or loved one, moving from work
into retirement, or dealing with a chronic illness can leave
women and men alike feeling sad or distressed.
Including urinary issues in the gynecologic evaluation is helpful. Urinary
tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common reasons to seek medical
care and are sometimes triggered by sexual activity. Urinary incontinence is
an increasingly recognized health problem (see Chapter 10).
Finally, because domestic violence is common (2), screening for current or
previous physical, emotional, or sexual abuse is an important part of the pa-
tient’s history and in some states is mandatory.