Menopause: Just The Facts, Ma'am!

Author: Neil C. Boland; Linda LaVelle

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452076034

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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Menopause is a very complex and confusing subject. It’s about time truly authoritative experts wrote a readable, comprehensive, up-to-date, and understandable 2006 guidebook not for other doctors, but for the menopausal woman herself. Finally! .....entertaining, creatively and insightfully written, devoid of sleep-inducing academic boring monotony, and from a menopausal woman’s point of view. Indeed, this is the first book written for women which clearly separates fact from fiction now four years post-WHI study. It includes very important new 2006 findings on menopause. This book is written because of INTENSE AND OVERWHELMING DEMAND women have for accurate information. Since the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Study was published in July 2002, the world of health care decision making has been turned upside down. The clanking of trash cans was deafening worldwide when millions of women tossed their hormonal medications. Immediately, physicians’ phones rang off the hook. A panic-striken confused public of sleep-deprived, anxious menopausal women began to descend on doctors’ consultation rooms waving hand fans searching for answers. The perfect Category Five Menopausal Storm had been set into motion. Three conspiring fronts had converged simultaneously: 1) an Internet information savvy baby boomer generation just starting menopause, 2) the premature release of a well done but flawed landmark study on menopause, and 3) a journalistic media hell bent on lightening-like dissemination of the scariest information possible for maximum shock effect. Menopausal women are sick and tired of getting health care information from the media. MENOPAUSE, JUST THE FACTS, MA'AM is a book written just for these women. Dr. Neil C. Boland is a board-certified seasoned practicing Ob/Gyn Physician and Menopausal Medicine Specialist. Linda LaVelle is a practicing aesthetician of the highest caliber who is menopausal herself. She shares her personal and professional experiences in a delightfully humorous style. It’s really about time! Website: www.justthefactsmaam.net .
Heal the Pain, Comfort the Spirit

Author: Dorene O'Hara, M.D.

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512804966

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 248

View: 459

Specialists estimate that as many as 60 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and approximately 20 percent of the population in most developed countries reports having chronic pain. According to one study, chronic back pain alone afflicts more than four million Americans, and nearly 50 percent of these are disabled by it. Pain is the most frequent cause of disability in the United States, with as many as 50 million Americans on short- or long-term disability leave from work at any one time. As these figures suggest, chronic pain is extremely difficult to treat successfully—it is a complex and baffling phenomenon, poorly understood even in the medical centers devoted to its diagnosis and treatment. In Heal the Pain, Comfort the Spirit Dorene O'Hara, an anesthesiologist with extensive training in pain management and clinical pharmacology, explores treatment techniques developed over many years of studying, treating, and lecturing on chronic pain. She also examines the important contributions made by other clinical professionals and by practitioners of alternative medicine. Combining a general survey of the forms of pain therapy with suggestions for how patients can find the most appropriate treatment plan for themselves, Heal the Pain, Comfort the Spirit provides needed answers for pain sufferers as well as practitioners.
Headlines, Deadlines and Lifelines

Author: George B. Bookman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440118333

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 514

View: 672

Headlines, Deadlines and Lifelines is a memoir of a longtime journalist whose career centered on writing about economics, took him from New York to Washington, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and of course, across Europe. As he finished the book he was turning 94 years old. An unforgettable Junior college year in Paris launched his adulthood. Along the way he served nearly four years overseas during World War II, covered the White House as a newsman under FDR's Presidency, was Time Magazine's National Economics Correspondent, and later was a public relations executive and consultant in Wall Street. He also writes about his marriage of 57 years to his wife whose Orthodox Jewish roots were very different from his Reformist ancestry, and about their two children, four grandchildren and now 4 greatgrands. In the closing pages, after his wife of 57 years passed away, he tells about the friendship he resumed with a woman he had not seen in more than 40 years. They have now been together more than six years - and counting.
Yoga Basics

Author: C. Alexander Simpkins, Ph.D.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462903382

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 196

View: 576

With this yoga guide, you can delve into a sport as good for your mind as it is for your body--and become a part of the vast (and continually growing) yoga community in the US and beyond. Dating back to the 11th century Vedic Indian tradition, the practice of yoga didn't gain prominence in the Western world until the 20th century. Fast forward to the present day, and yoga communities are huge--and still showing steady growth. Yoga is as good for the mind as it is for the body, and its benefits include flexibility, weight loss, stress reduction, pain relief, and spiritual growth. This yoga book for beginners covers the origins of yoga including its philosophy, history, and the various styles of yoga schools as they apply to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The Simpkins, neuroscience professionals with over 40 years teaching experience, address the curiosities and concerns of the beginning student, such as: Where do I begin? How do I find a teacher? How do I prepare for my first class? What do the unfamiliar terms mean? And much, much more Yoga Basics focuses on the yoga essentials of breathing, balance, and the yoga poses themselves. Meditation and relaxation techniques are also discussed to complement your yoga exercises or yoga workouts. This accessible and comprehensive introduction is everything you need to learn yoga with confidence and success.
An Integrative Approach to Counseling

Author: Robert G. Santee

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452245478

Category: Psychology

Page: 297

View: 950

An Integrative Approach to Counseling: Bridging Chinese Thought, Evolutionary Theory, and Stress Management offers a global and integrative approach to counseling that incorporates multiple concepts and techniques from both eastern and western perspectives. The book identifies commonalities rather than the differences between them. The book also compares and contrasts the underlying cultural assumptions of western counseling with those of the Chinese perspectives of Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism, relative to integrating and applying a more global approach to helping individuals functionally adapt to challenges in their environments. The book will be used by faculty and students in those advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, counseling, or social work that cover such areas as introduction to counseling, counseling skills and techniques, counseling theories, multi-cultural awareness and counseling, and stress management.

Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal

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Page: 246

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
Journey of the Heart

Author: Catherine Ghosh

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452517834

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 276

View: 337

This book has woven together the voices of over seventy women of diverse ethnicities and traditions. In meditative and insightful poems, they offer us revealing glimpses of their souls engaged in meaningful dialogue with the world, others, themselves, and divinity. This spiritual poetry draws from the timeless wisdom, power, and beauty residing deeply within the hearts of all women. Emerging within archetypal themes that deliver valuable messages, the inspiring and uninhibited chorus of voices beckons us to journey along with them into the wild, mysterious, and uncharted territory of a woman’s heart. “In this beautiful volume of poetry, Catherine Ghosh gives us the voices of women’s spiritual expressions across cultures. The many women who contribute their hopes, fears, visions, and life narratives to this volume fulfill the poet Muriel Rukeyser’s injunction: “Breathe in experience, breathe out poetry.” Every woman (and man) will find poetry that speaks to the heart and the soul. I highly recommend this volume to anyone who values the poetry of women’s lives and imaginations.” — Roberta Rosenberg, Professor of English and Co-Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Christopher Newport University, Virginia “This beautiful book of verses speaks of the longings of the heart, the habits of the mind, the prayers often unspoken; of silent cries in the dark to God, to the universe, to life itself—to anyone who may listen and be moved. It is an ode to the muzzled yearnings of half of humanity.” — Rita D. Sherma, PhD, Swami Vivekananda Visiting Professor, University of Southern California