Tag Archives: Health

Refugee health care : an essential medical guide / Aniyizhai Annamalai, editor

Call number: RA564.9.R43 R44 2014

 Refugees arrive in the United States from different parts of the world and their numbers increase every year. Refugees undergo a medical screening soon after arrival, as recommended by the U.S. Department of State, and it is often primary care practitioners or psychiatrists who usually evaluate these patients at this first visit. Though physicians receive a variable amount of training in cross-cultural medicine,virtually none is in the area of refugee evaluations. Refugee evaluations are different from routine patient evaluations in several significant ways: 1) They are new immigrants from countries where the disease epidemiology is different from the U.S.; 2) Certain infectious disease processes need to be ruled out upon arrival to prevent the spread of communicable diseases; 3) The prevalence of mental health disorders in refugees is higher than the local population; 4) The medical and psychiatric health problems of refugees are often caused or affected by their past experience with trauma and their current acculturation difficulties; and 5) Significant cultural barriers can arise in the accurate evaluation and treatment of these refugees. Books on refugee health usually are written from ecological and public health perspectives and address generic refugee population issues. There are very few clinical textbooks, and most focus only on mental health.Refugee Health Care is a practical guide providing focused information for busy primary care practitioners, and many of the recommendations in the book apply to all immigrants.This concise pocketbook reviews medical and psychiatric conditions that are essential to know in the evaluation and treatment of refugees. (From B&N)

Who says men don’t care? : a man’s guide to balanced and guilt-free caregiving / by James V. Gambone and Rhonda W. Travland

Call number: HV1441.4.M44 G36 2011

What kind of caregiver are you? Are you the Manager, the Searcher, the Loner, the Techno-Virtual Caregiver, or some combination of all of the above? You can find out with the new Guide for male caregivers.
While there are many excellent caregiving resources available for all kinds of diseases and illnesses, Who Says Men Don’t Care? A Man’s Guide to Balanced and Guilt Free Caregiving, is unique because it is written specifically for four generations of male caregivers.
The premise of the Guide is that men care differently than women, and these differences present both opportunities and potential problems in all male caregiving situations. Knowing who you are can make you a healthier and more balanced caregiver.
Among the many helpful resources in this Guide, you will find:
• The CARES Assessment – that demonstrates your caregiving strengths, styles, and weaknesses.
• The “Generational Caregiving Types” – helps you learn from four generations of male caregivers.
• The Myths of Caregiving – keeps you from repeating mistakes other men have made.
• The Tipping Point, and Plan B Assessments – let you know when it’s time to change course.
An Old Chinese Proverb says, “A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.”
Who Says Men Don’t Care? will help men shape themselves for difficult times. And as Gary Barg, the founder of Caregiver.com and one of the most respected men in caregiving today concluded in his Forward, “Male caregivers can, at times, feel like fish out of water when dealing with the daily challenges of family caregiving. With Who Says Men Don’t Care? A Man’s Guide to Balanced and Guilt-Free Caregiving, men can finally understand the waters in which they find themselves as informal caregivers.” (From B&N)

Kings Park DVD

A groundbreaking new documentary

On June 21, 1967, at the age of 17, Lucy Winer was committed to the female violent ward of Kings Park State Hospital following a series of failed suicide attempts. Over 30 years later, now a veteran documentary filmmaker, Lucy returns to Kings Park for the first time since her discharge. Her journey back sparks a decade-long effort to face her past and learn the story of the now abandoned institution that once held her captive. Her meetings with other former patients, their families, and the hospital staff reveal the painful legacy of our state hospital system and the crisis left by its demise.

Acid test : LSD, Ecstasy, and the power to heal / Tom Shroder

Call number: RC483.5.L9 S57 2014

It’s no secret that psychedelic drugs have the ability to cast light on the miraculous reality hidden within our psyche. Almost immediately after the discovery of LSD less than a hundred years ago, psychedelics began to play a crucial role in the quest to understand the link between mind and matter. With an uncanny ability to reveal the mind’s remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness, LSD and MDMA (better known as Ecstasy) have proven extraordinarily effective in treating anxiety disorders such as PTSD—yet the drugs remain illegal for millions of people who might benefit from them.

Anchoring Tom Shroder’s Acid Test are the stories of Rick Doblin, the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), who has been fighting government prohibition of psychedelics for more than thirty years; Michael Mithoefer, a former emergency room physician, now a psychiatrist at the forefront of psychedelic therapy research; and his patient Nicholas Blackston, a former Marine who has suffered unfathomable mental anguish from the effects of brutal combat experiences in Iraq. All three men are passionate, relatable people; each flawed, each resilient, and each eccentric, yet very familiar and very human.

Acid Test covers the first heady years of experimentation in the fifties and sixties, through the backlash of the seventies and eighties, when the drug subculture exploded and uncontrolled use of street psychedelics led to a PR nightmare that created the drug stereotypes of the present day. Meticulously researched and astoundingly informative, this is at once a personal story of intertwining lives against an epic backdrop, and a compelling argument for the unprecedented healing properties of drugs that have for decades been characterized as dangerous, illicit substances. (From Google Books)

What do peanuts, alcohol, and sugar cane have in common?


Did you know…following the arrival of the automobile, scientists immediately turned to biofuels? The German inventor Rudolf Diesel fueled his engine with peanut oil, while Henry Ford predicted that the fuel of choice would be alcohol-based. Now, all these years later, this interest in biofuels has been reawakened among the scientific community. Learn more about the options and our progress toward making them a reality in Achieving Sustainability, available on GVRL.Check it out!

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Basic statistics for health information management technology / Carol E. Osborn

Call number: RA409 .O82 2008

From the author of Statistical Applications for Health Information Management, this text provides a solid foundation of the fundamentals of statistics in health information technology in an accessible and reader-friendly format. A single case study is woven throughout the book to serve as an example for each statistical process covered. Attention is given to morbidity and mortality measures, graphical display of data, measurement, central tendency and variability, normal distribution and statistical inference, and inferential statistics. Written specifically for health information technology students who need a basic understanding of the topic, this text is ideal for those with a modest background in mathematics and no prior training in statistics. Features: • Introduces students to how statistical techniques can be used to describe and make inferences from healthcare data. • Includes traditional hospital statistics such as average length of stay and total inpatient service days. • Uses examples in both SPSS and Microsoft Excel. (From Google Books)

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)