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Certification review for perianesthesia nursing
edited by Theresa Clifford, Denise O'Brien
St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier, [2018]
Certification of perianesthesia nurses : CPAN and CAPA certification programs -- Respiratory, cardiovascular, peripheral vascular and hematologic systems -- Neurologic and gastrointestinal systems -- Renal and integumentary systems -- Genitourologic, reproductive, and musculoskeletal systems -- Endocrine system, fluids, and electrolytes -- Maintenance of normothermia, physiologic comfort, and the therapeutic environment -- Anesthesia and malignant hyperthermia -- Diversity and psychosocial assistance -- Patient and family education -- ASPAN standards, documentation, regulatory guidelines, and patient safety needs.
Matthews Fuller RD82.3 .C37 2018

Handbook of in vitro fertilization
edited by David K. Gardner, Carlos Simón
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2017]
Matthews Fuller RG135 .H36 2017

Flu : the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it
Kolata, Gina Bari, 1948-
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2005
Prologue -- The plague year -- A history of disease and death -- From sailors to swine -- A Swedish adventurer -- Swine flu -- A litigation nightmare -- John Dalton's eyeballs -- An incident in Hong Kong -- From Alaska to Norway -- Mysteries and hypotheses -- Epilogue.

The fascinating, true story of the world's deadliest disease. In 1918, the Great Flu Epidemic felled the young and healthy virtually overnight. An estimated forty million people died as the epidemic raged. Children were left orphaned and families were devastated. As many American soldiers were killed by the 1918 flu as were killed in battle during World War I. And no area of the globe was safe. Eskimos living in remote outposts in the frozen tundra were sickened and killed by the flu in such numbers that entire villages were wiped out. Scientists have recently rediscovered shards of the flu virus frozen in Alaska and preserved in scraps of tissue in a government warehouse. Delving into the history of the flu and previous epidemics, detailing the science and the latest understanding of this mortal disease, the author addresses the prospects for a great epidemic recurring, and, most important, what can be done to prevent it.
Baker Berry RC150.4 .K64 2005

The mindful twenty-something : life skills to handle stress ... & everything else
Rogers, Holly, author
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2016]
Part 1: Getting ready -- 1. This is your life. Don't miss it -- 2. "Do I really have to meditate?" -- Part 2: Getting started -- 3. Mindfulness for calming and focusing -- 4. Here comes the Judge -- 5. Here you are in the present moment -- 6. Meet your observing mind -- 7. Overcoming obstacles -- Part 3: Expanding your understanding -- 8. Mindfulness for restless bodies and minds -- 9. Thinking mind is a stress machine -- 10. Get a grip on grasping and aversion -- 11. Acceptance reduces suffering -- 12. Resilience: surfing the waves with style -- Part 4: Developing insight -- 13. Mindfulness for training your attention -- 14. Wisdom: learning from experience -- 15. Values: what matters? -- 16. The skill of happiness -- Part 5: Carrying on -- 17. Mindfulness for enriching your life -- 18. Relating mindfully -- 19. Is mindfulness for you? -- 20. For the benefit of all.

Stress is a modern-day epidemic, and with the tumult of busy schedules and major life changes that young adults experience, they're particularly vulnerable to its negative effects. In The Mindful Twenty-Something, the founder of the extremely popular Koru Mindfulness program developed at Duke University presents a unique, evidence-based approach to help twenty-somethings reduce stress and make important life decisions with respect to school, relationships, sex, career, and more with clarity and confidence.
Baker Berry RC489.M55 R639 2016

An American sickness : how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back
Rosenthal, Elisabeth, 1956- author
New York : Penguin Press, 2017
Complaint: Unaffordable healthcare -- The age of insurance -- The age of hospitals -- The age of physicians -- The age of pharmaceuticals -- The age of medical devices -- The age of testing and ancillary services -- The age of contractors: Billing, coding, collections, and new medical businesses -- The age of research and good works for profit: The perversion of a noble enterprise -- The age of conglomerates -- The age of healthcare as pure business -- The age of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- The high price of patient complacency -- Doctors' bills -- Hospital bills -- Insurance costs -- Drug and medical device costs -- Bills for tests and ancillary services -- Better healthcare in a digital age -- Appendix A: Pricing/shopping tools -- Appendix B: Tools for vetting hospitals -- Appendix C: Glossary for medical bills and explanations of benefits -- Appendix D: Tools to help you figure out whether a test or a procedure is really necessary -- Appendix E: Templates for protest letters.

"An award-winning New York Times reporter Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal reveals the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us exactly what we can do to solve its myriad of problems. It is well documented that our healthcare system has grave problems, but how, in only a matter of decades, did things get this bad? Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms; she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. Rosenthal spells out in clear and practical terms exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship, explaining step by step the workings of a profession sorely lacking transparency. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate a byzantine system and also to demand far-reaching reform. Breaking down the monolithic business into its individual industries--the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, drug manufacturers--that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal tells the story of the history of American medicine as never before. The situation is far worse than we think, and it has become like that much more recently than we realize. Hospitals, which are managed by business executives, behave like predatory lenders, hounding patients and seizing their homes. Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies, which surreptitiously profit from the donations made by working people. Americans are dying from routine medical conditions when affordable and straightforward solutions exist. Dr. Rosenthal explains for the first time how various social and financial incentives have encouraged a disastrous and immoral system to spring uporganicallyin a shockingly short span of time. The system is in tatters, but we can fight back. An American Sicknessis the frontline defense against a healthcare system that no longer has our well-being at heart"--
Baker Berry RA395.A3 R655 2017

Getting risk right : understanding the science of elusive health risks
Kabat, Geoffrey C., author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
The illusion of validity and the power of "negative thinking" -- Splendors and miseries of associations -- When risk goes viral : biases and bandwagons -- Do cell phones cause brain cancer? : a tale of two sciences -- Hormonal confusion: the contested science of endocrine disruption -- Deadly remedy : how a mysterious disease led to the recognition of a worldwide public health threat -- HPV, cancer, and beyond : the anatomy of a triumph.

A study of the health industry and possible risks involved.
Baker Berry RA776.5 .K32 2017

The bright hour : a memoir of living and dying
Riggs, Nina, author
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017
"Built on her wildly popular Modern Love column, 'When a Couch is More Than a Couch' (9/23/2016), a breathtaking memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' by the 38 year old great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, mother to two young boys, wife of 16 years, after her terminal cancer diagnosis"--
Baker Berry RC280.B8 R5355 2017

Birth of homeopathy out of the spirit of romanticism
Kuzniar, Alice A., author
Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, [2017]
The law of similars -- The law of the single remedy -- The law of minimum.

Homeopathy was founded in 1796 by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann who ardently proposed that "like cures like," counter to the conventional treatment of prescribing drugs that have the opposite effect to symptoms. Alice A. Kuzniar critically examines the alternative medical practice of homeopathy within the Romantic culture in which it arose. In 'The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism', Kuzniar argues that Hahnemann was a product of his time rather than an iconoclast and visionary. It is the first book in English to examine Hahnemann's unpublished writings, including case journals and self-testings, and links to his contemporaries such as Goethe and Alexander von Humbolt. Kuzniar's engaging writing style seamlessly weaves together medical, philosophical, semiotic, and literary concerns and reveals homeopathy as a phenomenon of its time. 'The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism' sheds light on issues that continue to dominate the controversy surrounding homeopathy to this very day.
Baker Berry RX51 .K89 2017

Fiber, medicine, and culture in the British Enlightenment
Ishizuka, Hisao, author
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
This book provides a full account of the concept of fiber and fiber theory in eighteenth-century British medicine. It explores the pivotal role fiber played as a defining, underlying concept in anatomy, physiology, pathology, therapeutics, psychology, and the life sciences. With the gradual demise of ancient humoralism, the solid fibers appeared on the medical scene both as the basic building unit of the body and as a dynamic agent of life. As such, fiber stands at the heart of eighteenth-century medicine, both iatromechanism and iatro-vitalism. Touching on the cultural aspects of fiber, the Baroque, and the culture of sensibility, this book also challenges the widely held assumption that the eighteenth century was the age of the nerve and instead offers an alternative model of fiber.
Baker Berry R487 .I84 2016

The incest diary
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017
"Anonymous memoir of a daughter's abuse by, and attachment to, her father"--
Baker Berry RC560.I53 I52 2017

A history of the mind and mental health in classical Greek medical thought
Thumiger, Chiara, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Mental disorder and history : methodological and general issues -- The body perceived -- The vital functions and mental life : sleep, food and drink, sex, death -- Sensory perception and its impairment -- Personality and personal psychology : emotions, character, reasoning.

The Hippocratic texts and other contemporary medical sources have often been overlooked in discussions of ancient psychology. They have been considered to be more mechanical and less detailed than poetic and philosophical representations, as well as later medical texts such as those of Galen. This book does justice to these early medical accounts by demonstrating their richness and sophistication, their many connections with other contemporary cultural products and the indebtedness of later medicine to their observations. In addition, it reads these sources not only as archaeological documents but also in the light of methodological discussions that are fundamental to the histories of psychiatry and psychology. As a result of this approach, the book will be important for scholars of these disciplines as well as those of Greek literature and philosophy, strongly advocating the relevance of ancient ideas to modern debates.
Baker Berry R138 .T48 2017

In-between days : a memoir about living with cancer
Harrison, Teva, author,
[Toronto, Ontario, Canada] : House of Anansi Press Inc., 2016
In this graphic memoir, Harrison documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with breast cancer. She confronts with heartbreaking honesty the crises of identity that cancer brings. She struggles to reconcile her long-term goals with an uncertain future, balancing the innate sadness of cancer with everyday acts of hope and wonder. She also examines those quiet moments of helplessness and loving with her husband, her family, and her friends, while they all adjust to the new normal.
Baker Berry RC280.B8 H377 2016

User involvement in health care
edited by Trisha Greenhalgh, Charlotte Humphrey, Fran Woodard
Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; BMJ Books/Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
User involvement : a story of our time / Trisha Greenhalgh, Charlotte Humphrey & Fran Woodard -- What is already known about involving users in service transformation? / Ceri Butler & Trisha Greenhalgh -- Experience-based co-design / Vikke Pearce [and others] -- Patients as teachers and mentors / Gaynor Smith, Jane Hughes & Trisha Greenhalgh -- Co-producing information / Jane Hughes, Gaynor Smith & Trisha Greenhalgh -- Involving users in leadership and governance / Fran Woodard, Lizzy Bovill & David Freedman -- Inherent tensions in involving users / Trisha Greenhalgh, Fran Woodard & Charlotte Humphrey -- Where next for user involvement? / Trisha Greenhalgh, Fran Woodard & Charlotte Humphrey.
Matthews Fuller R727.42 .U84 2011

內勁一指禪功法釋解 / 蔡秋白著
蔡秋白, 1949- author
Taibei Shi : Xing dao guo ji you xian gong si, 2015
Baker Berry East Asian RA781.8 .C357 2015

국역 석곡 산고 石谷 散稿 ; 국역 석곡 심서 石谷 心書 ; 국역 포상 기문 浦上 奇聞 / 저자 이 규준
이 규준, 1855-1923, author
Taejŏn Kwangyŏksi : Han'guk Hanŭihak Yŏn'guwŏn, 2009
Baker Berry Korea R628 .Y53 2009

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