Tag Archives: Health

Introduction to cell and tissue culture : theory and technique / Jennie P. Mather and Penelope E. Roberts

Call number: QH585.2 .M38 1998

Written for both novices and experts, this handy paperback describes modern tissue culture methods within a conceptual framework of cell biology, genetics, nutrition, endocrinology, and physiology. The book’s unique contribution is its rendering of technical cell culture information in a comprehensive, logical format. Troubleshooting problems are approached from a theoretical perspective, helping the reader to understand and surpass the examples given, while exercises and techniques stimulate thought about the broader aspects of cell culture. Nearly 100 illustrations, including 41 halftones, highlight the book. Appendices include references to relevant Internet sites and other useful sources of information. (From B&N)

Living safely, aging well : a guide to preventing injuries at home / Dorothy A. Drago

Call number: RA777.6 .D73 2013

As we age, our sense of balance and our vision, hearing, and cognition become less sharp. Aging-related changes greatly increase our risk of injury. In Living Safely, Aging Well, nationally recognized safety expert Dorothy A. Drago spells out how to prevent injury while cooking, gardening, sleeping, driving—and just walking around the house.
In the first part of the book, Drago describes the causes of injuries by type—falls, burns, poisoning, and asphyxia—and explains how to decrease the risk of each. She then explores the home environment room by room, pointing out potential hazards and explaining how to avoid them, for example, by installing night lights, eliminating glass coffee tables, and using baby monitors. Lively line drawings make it easy for readers to visualize risks and implement prevention techniques. Living Safely, Aging Well pays special attention to hazards encountered by people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. A chapter devoted to health literacy helps people and caregivers make the best use of the medical care system and a chapter on driving helps evaluate when it is no longer safe to be behind the wheel. (From Google Books)

Medical Assistant Exam Review / Diann L. Martin

Call number: R728.8 .M378 2013

Medical Assistant Exam Review provides targeted review and practice for the Certified Medical Assistant and Registered Medical Assistant exams, as well as a guide to the certification process.
FEATURES:
Full-length practice test with 300 questions
Diagnostic test to target areas for score improvement
Detailed answer explanations for the practice test and chapter quizzes
ICD-10-CM implementation guidelines

Healing Your Grieving Heart After Stillbirth: 100 Practical Ideas for Parents and Familiies / Alan D. Wolfelt

Call number: BF575 .G7 W65 2013

Beloved grief educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt compassionately explores the common feelings of shock, anger, guilt, and sadness that accompany a stillborn child, offering suggestions for expressing feelings, remembering the child, and healing as a family. Ideas to help each unique person—mother, father, grandparent, sibling, friend—are included, as are thoughts from families who experienced a stillbirth. This new addition to Dr. Wolfelt’s popular series is a healing companion to families when they need it most. (From Barnes & Noble)

Any Given Monday: Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them for Athletes, Parents, and Coaches / James R. Andrews

Call number: RD 97 .A55 2013

Every year more than 3.5 million children will require medical treatment for sports-related injuries, the majority of which are avoidable through proper training and awareness. Dr. James Andrews, an orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine pioneer, and consultant to some of the fiercest teams in college and professional sports, distills his practical wisdom and professional advice to combat a growing epidemic of injury among sports’ most vulnerable population: its young athletes.
Any Given Monday is a sport-by-sport guide to injury prevention and treatment, written specifically for the parents, grandparents, and coaches of young athletes. Dr. Andrews covers every major sport, including football, gymnastics, judo, basketball, tennis, baseball, cheerleading, wrestling, and more. From identifying eating disorders to preventing career-ending ACL tears and concussions, Dr. Andrews reveals how young athletes can maximize their talent and maintain a lifetime of health—both on the field and off. (From Barnes & Noble)

Nutrition essentials for nursing practice / Susan G. Dudek

Call number: RM216 .D8627 2014

Master the nutrition content you need for success with Nutrition Essentials for Nursing Practice , a practical reference you can use throughout your education and into practice. Throughout the book, the author demonstrates the importance of nutrition to all aspects of nursing practice and emphasizes what you really need to know about nutrition. The Seventh Edition reflects the latest evidence-based practice and nutrition recommendations, while maintaining its nursing process focus and emphasis on patient teaching. Prepare for the board exam with each chapter’s NCLEX-style study questions. Apply nutrition concepts to real world scenarios through intriguing case studies in every chapter. Get involved in real world clinical challenges with 24 online Disease-Oriented Interactive Case Studies . Each case study ends with ten NCLEX – style test questions and five open-ended critical thinking questions. Be ready for teachable moments with patients through the popular Quick Bites features that offer short, compelling food details and facts.
Test your knowledge with chapter-opening True/False questions tied to chapter Objectives. (An answer key appears at the end of the chapter). Access a range of useful tools, including Sample Diets , Dietary Reference Intakes , dietary guidelines for the United States and other countries, MyPyramid for Moms , and coverage of nutritional needs throughout the life cycle. Learn to think on your feet in challenging clinical situations with chapter-ending How Do You Respond? sections. Master the content of the course with key terms defined in the margins and chapter-ending key concepts , as well as easy-to-understand tables, and visuals. Find the most up-to-date and reliable nutrition resources online using chapter-ending Web addresses. You can also access the latest research through the wide range of current journal articles posted on thePoint . (From Google Books)

Get out of my crotch! : twenty-one writers respond to America’s war on women’s rights and reproductive health / editors Kim Wyatt & Sari Botton

Call number: HQ1111 .G4826 2012

Literary Nonfiction. Women’s Studies. LGBT Studies. We are witnessing the patriarchy’s last gasp, and it’s not going down without a fight. Using legislation, language, and women’s own silence, it seeks to return us to a time when choice and self-determination were not options. In this collection, twenty-one fearless writers examine reproductive rights, access to health care, violence against women, and the rise of rape apologists in the twenty-first-century United States. Illuminating intersections of gender, class, and race, these stories speak to the challenges women routinely face, the attempts to undermine their rights, and the deliberate, systemic erosion of their agency and existence as equals. It’s time to revisit what’s at stake, what could still be lost, and why we must continually fight for equality and freedom for all. (From Google Books)

Learning to be old : gender, culture, and aging / Margaret Cruikshank

Call number: BF724.55.A35 C78 2013

Margaret Cruikshank’s Learning to Be Old examines what it means to grow old in America today. The book questions social myths and fears about aging, sickness, and the other social roles of the elderly, the over-medicalization of many older people, and ageism. In this book, Cruikshank proposes alternatives to the ways aging is usually understood in both popular culture and mainstream gerontology. Learning to Be Old does not propose the ideas of successful aging or productive aging, but more the idea of learning how to age. Featuring new research and analysis, the third edition of Learning to be Old demonstrates, more thoroughly than the previous editions, that aging is socially constructed. Among texts on aging the book is unique in its clear focus on the differences in aging for women and men, as well as for people in different socioeconomic groups. Cruikshank is able to put aging in a broad context that not only focuses on how aging affects women but men, as well. Key updates in the third edition include changes in the health care system, changes in how long older Americans are working especially given the impact of the recession, and new material on the brain and mind-body interconnections. Cruikshank impressively challenges conventional ideas about aging in this third edition of Learning to be Old. This will be a must-read for everyone interested in new ideas surrounding aging in America today. (From Google Books)

Cracking the Code of Life DVD

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Call number: QH445.2 .C73 2004

This two-hour special, hosted by ABC “Nightline” correspondent Robert Krulwich, chronicles the fiercely competitive race to capture one of the biggest scientific prizes ever: the complete letter-by-letter sequence of genetic information that defines human life—the human genome. NOVA tells the story of the genome triumph and its profound implications for medicine and human health.

The brain : big bangs, behaviors, and beliefs / Rob DeSalle

Call number: BF311 .D466 2012

After several million years of jostling for ecological space, only one survivor from a host of hominid species remains standing: us. Human beings are extraordinary creatures, and it is the unprecedented human brain that makes them so. In this delightfully accessible book, the authors present the first full, step-by-step account of the evolution of the brain and nervous system.
Tapping the very latest findings in evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and molecular biology, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall explain how the cognitive gulf that separates us from all other living creatures could have occurred. They discuss the development and uniqueness of human consciousness, how human and nonhuman brains work, the roles of different nerve cells, the importance of memory and language in brain functions, and much more. Our brains, they conclude, are the product of a lengthy and supremely untidy history—an evolutionary process of many zigs and zags—that has accidentally resulted in a splendidly eccentric and creative product. (From Google Books)