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The DOs: Osteopathic Medicine in America
Norman Gevitz - 1982
The DOs chronicles the development of this controversial medical movement from the nineteenth century to the present. Historian Norman Gevitz describes the philosophy and practice of osteopathy, as well as its impact on medical care. From the theories underlying the use of spinal manipulation developed by osteopathy's founder, Andrew Taylor Still, Gevitz traces the movement's early success, despite attacks from the orthodox medical community, and details the internal struggles to broaden osteopathy's scope to include the full range of pharmaceuticals and surgery. He also recounts the efforts of osteopathic colleges to achieve parity with institutions granting M.D. degrees and looks at the continuing effort by osteopathic physicians and surgeons to achieve greater recognition and visibility.In print continuously since 1982, The DOs has now been thoroughly updated and expanded to include two new chapters addressing recent and current challenges and to bring the history of the profession up to the beginning of the new millennium.
Why Am I Still Depressed? Recognizing and Managing the Ups and Downs of Bipolar II and Soft Bipolar Disorder
James Phelps - 2006
This text shows you how to identify if you have a nonmanic form of bipolar disorder and how to work with your doctor to safely and effectively treat it.
Diabetes Rising: How a Rare Disease Became a Modern Pandemic, and What to Do About It
Dan Hurley - 2010
Hurley chronicles today’s diabetes epidemic—how the disease has grown so dramatically, why the American Diabetes Association focuses its attention on just a small handful of available treatments, and why the research being done today doesn’t look beyond accepted types of treatments. Just as Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation uncovered the sordid details leading to an epidemic of obesity, Dan Hurley uncovers the hidden truths of what is being researched—and even more importantly, what is not. Diabetes Rising explores both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, one of the leading causes of deaths in the United States. With ground-breaking research and compelling stories seen through an investigative, historical, and narrative lens, Diabetes Rising couples big-picture insight with intimate reporting. The book yields riveting insight into the struggle between the pervasive malady and the medical community’s ongoing search for answers. Informed but not dominated by the author’s own experience as a Type 1 diabetic, Diabetes Rising grants exclusive access to new studies, innovative treatments, and determined patients. Hurley’s sharp, entertaining, and provocative read will change how readers understand diabetes, and the cultures, conditions, and medical climates in which it thrives.
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
Blaine T. Bettinger - 2016
This plain-English guide is a one-stop resource for genealogy DNA testing. Inside, you'll learn what DNA tests are available; the pros and cons of the three major testing companies; and advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions. Once you've taken a DNA test, this guide will demystify and explain how to interpret DNA test results, including how to understand ethnicity estimates and haplogroup designations, navigate suggested cousin matches, and use third party tools like GEDmatch to furether analyze your data. To give you a comprehensive view of genetic testing for ancestry, the book also discusses the ethics and future of genetic genealogy, as well as how adoptees and others who know little about their ancestry can especially benefit from DNA testing.
Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory: The Theoretical Minimum
Leonard Susskind - 2017
This time, they introduce readers to Einstein's special relativity and Maxwell's classical field theory. Using their typical brand of real math, enlightening drawings, and humor, Susskind and Friedman walk us through the complexities of waves, forces, and particles by exploring special relativity and electromagnetism. It's a must-read for both devotees of the series and any armchair physicist who wants to improve their knowledge of physics' deepest truths.
How the Brain Learns Mathematics
David A. Sousa - 2007
Sousa discusses the cognitive mechanisms for learning mathematics and the environmental and developmental factors that contribute to mathematics difficulties. This award-winning text examines:Children's innate number sense and how the brain develops an understanding of number relationships Rationales for modifying lessons to meet the developmental learning stages of young children, preadolescents, and adolescents How to plan lessons in PreK-12 mathematics Implications of current research for planning mathematics lessons, including discoveries about memory systems and lesson timing Methods to help elementary and secondary school teachers detect mathematics difficulties Clear connections to the NCTM standards and curriculum focal points
The Wild Numbers
Philibert Schogt - 1998
And like all mathematicians, he's constantly reminded that it's the prodigies of his profession who advance human knowledge. The rest just try to understand. Now Isaac thinks he's found the solution to "Beauregard's Wild Number Problem," a puzzle that has stumped savants for centuries. And Dimitri, his mentor at the university, once a near-great mathematician himself, thinks Isaac is correct. If so, Isaac will have elevated himself to the ranks of the immortals. But now accusations of plagiarism arise, and the threat of violence that may not stop at the intellectual level looms over the university.
What I Learned in Medical School: Personal Stories of Young Doctors
Kevin M. Takakuwa - 2003
Difficult as the regimen may be, for those who don't fit the traditional mold—white, male, middle-to-upper class, and heterosexual—medical school can be that much more harrowing. This riveting book tells the tales of a new generation of medical students—students whose varied backgrounds are far from traditional. Their stories will forever alter the way we see tomorrow's doctors. In these pages, a black teenage mother overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds, an observant Muslim dons the hijab during training, an alcoholic hides her addiction. We hear the stories of an Asian refugee, a Mexican immigrant, a closeted Christian, an oversized woman—these once unlikely students are among those who describe their medical school experiences with uncommon candor, giving a close-up look at the inflexible curriculum, the pervasive competitive culture, and the daunting obstacles that come with being "different" in medical school. Their tales of courage are by turns poignant, amusing, eye-opening—and altogether unforgettable.
The Emergence of Probability: A Philosophical Study of Early Ideas about Probability, Induction and Statistical Inference
Ian Hacking - 1975
A philosophical study of the early ideas about probability, induction and statistical inference, covering the period 1650-1705.
Chronotherapy: Resetting Your Inner Clock to Boost Mood, Alertness, and Quality Sleep
Michael Terman - 2012
Michael Terman, PhD, has devoted his career to studying the brain functions that feed these disorders. His discoveries in chronotherapy have been widely recognized as game-changers by the medical establishment, and his 2010 New York Times op-ed, “Sleeping (or Not) by the Wrong Clock,” shot to number one on the paper’s list of most-forwarded online articles. In Chronotherapy, Terman and McMahan reveal the heart of his findings, a powerful program that recalibrates our internal clocks—our exquisitely designed, natural sensitivity to the timing and brightness of light exposure. These delicate mechanisms are often decimated by the modern demands of a 24/7 lifestyle.Beginning with a questionnaire that pinpoints the problem areas, Terman helps readers decipher when their natural internal night begins and ends. The treatment process can then start, incorporating the power of natural light and, when necessary, supplemental light therapy. His approach has brought relief to thousands of sleep sufferers, as well as those burdened by bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, depression, sleep disorders due to around-the-clock work schedules, and other impediments to vibrant health. For the first time, his findings are now available for a general audience, sharing the essential elements of chronobiology in clear, authoritative, scientifically grounded chapters that are easy to apply to a variety of situations. Chronotherapy chapters include: PART ONE: TIME, SLEEP, AND RHYTHMSChapter 1: External vs. Internal TimeThe clock on the wall measures twenty-four hours every day, but the clock in your brain runs a little different. How can you help them work together?Chapter 2: The Pressure to SleepThe longer you stay awake, the more pressure you feel to sleep. But what if your inner clock says it is not yet ready for sleep?Chapter 3: Owls, Larks, and HummingbirdsWhat kind of “bird” are you? And once you know, how can that help you figure out when best to get stuff done?PART TWO: TIME, LIGHT, AND THE BRAINChapter 4: Getting Light into the BrainHow do your eyes pass signals to your inner clock, and what makes those signals so important?Chapter 5: Getting Light WrongSeeing light and being in darkness are basic daily experiences. But what happens when they come at the wrong times, and why does that have such negative consequences for mood, alertness, and sleep?Chapter 6: Geography and TimeEast or west, south or north, how can where you live have such a huge impact on your mood and sleep?PART THREE: INTERVENTIONSChapter 7: Healing Light How can light help you solve your sleep problems, have more energy, and feel more positive about life? Why do the details matter so much?Chapter 8: Nighttime Meds and MelatoninDo you rely on pills to get to sleep? They may not work, and they may be bad for you. But a new approach based on the brain’s inner clock holds great promise.Chapter 9: Hospitalized with DepressionWhen someone becomes so depressed they need to go to the hospital, what promise does chronotherapy offer for a quick turnaround and continued improvement?Chapter 10: Beyond Light: The Charge in the AirWhat is it about spending a day at the beach that gives you such a lift? And how can you use new technology to bring that feeling of wellbeing into your home?PART FOUR: STAGES OF LIFEChapter 11: The Promise of PregnancyYou are going to have a baby! You are thrilled, but a little apprehensive too. How can chronotherapy help you through the next nine months?Chapter 12: Strategies for Babies and ChildrenWhen your baby or child sleeps well and feels good, you feel better too. How can chronotherapy help you reach this goal?Chapter 13: The Challenges of AdolescenceAs a teen, why do you feel the need to stay up so late and sleep so late? What are the consequences for your mood, health, and schoolwork? What simple steps can you take to put your life on a smoother course?Chapter 14: In Later YearsDoes getting older have to mean being tired, sleeping badly, and feeling down? How can you or someone you care about reverse these trends by using light?PART FIVE: CHRONOTHERAPY IN YOUR LIFEChapter 15: Coping with Shift WorkWhat if your job puts you on duty when your inner clock says you should be asleep? How can chronotherapy help you stay awake, alert, and in a decent mood?Chapter 16: Racing the Clock, Racing the Sun You are traveling across the world and you need to be in high gear tomorrow. How can chronotherapy prepare you for the trip and help you recover from jet lag as quickly as possible?Chapter 17: Chronobiology in the Home and WorkplaceHow will the collaboration of chronobiologists and architects transform the places you live, work, and learn?Chapter 18: Dawn of a Circadian ScienceWhy is mainstream medicine so slow to put the insights of chronotherapy into practice?
Using Multivariate Statistics
Barbara G. Tabachnick - 1983
It givessyntax and output for accomplishing many analyses through the mostrecent releases of SAS, SPSS, and SYSTAT, some not available insoftware manuals. The book maintains its practical approach, stillfocusing on the benefits and limitations of applications of a techniqueto a data set -- when, why, and how to do it. Overall, it providesadvanced students with a timely and comprehensive introduction totoday's most commonly encountered statistical and multivariatetechniques, while assuming only a limited knowledge of higher-levelmathematics.
Disruptive Possibilities: How Big Data Changes Everything
Jeffrey Needham - 2013
As author Jeffrey Needham points out in this eye-opening book, big data can provide unprecedented insight into user habits, giving enterprises a huge market advantage. It will also inspire organizations to change the way they function."Disruptive Possibilities: How Big Data Changes Everything" takes you on a journey of discovery into the emerging world of big data, from its relatively simple technology to the ways it differs from cloud computing. But the big story of big data is the disruption of enterprise status quo, especially vendor-driven technology silos and budget-driven departmental silos. In the highly collaborative environment needed to make big data work, silos simply don't fit.Internet-scale computing offers incredible opportunity and a tremendous challenge--and it will soon become standard operating procedure in the enterprise. This book shows you what to expect.
Canine Nutrigenomics: The New Science of Feeding Your Dog for Optimum Health
W. Jean Dodds - 2015
Learn how to transform your dog's cellular health with the power of nutrigenomics in this ground-breaking new book. Nutrigenomics (a combination of the words nutrition and genome) is the study of how the foods we and our pets eat "speak" to our cells to regulate gene expression, which in turn plays a huge role in determining whether a person or animal will live a life of vibrant health, or one plagued by illness. Scientists now know that while we can't change the genes we are born with, we can change how those genes behave, which is exactly what authors W. Jean Dodds, DVM and Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, MS show us how to do in, Canine Nutrigenomics: The New Science of Feeding Your Dog for Optimum Health from Dogwise Publishing.
Statistics Without Tears: An Introduction for Non-Mathematicians
Derek Rowntree - 1981
With it you can prime yourself with the key concepts of statistics before getting involved in the associated calculations. Using words and diagrams instead of figures, formulae and equations, Derek Rowntree makes statistics accessible to those who are non-mathematicians. And just to get you into the spirit of things. Rowntree has included questions in his argument; answer them as you go and you will be able to tell how far you have mastered the subject.