An estimated 16 million Americans (more than 7 percent of the population) suffer from Type 2 diabetes-a shocking increase of 49 percent since 1990. Of all the major diseases, diabetes is the ultimate self-help condition, for diet and exercise are the keys to combating it. However, Type 2 is also an inordinately lonely and confusing disease. It's hard not to feel isolated when so many social events center around food and drink that may be off-limits to diabetics. And because there's no one-size-fits-all diet, because symptoms are often hidden, and because the impact of uncontrolled diabetes is usually years away, diabetics can feel adrift as they search for answers. Even maintaining an exercise routine may be impeded by depression, which often accompanies the disease. Diabetes is even more challenging on an emotional level because diabetics have few support groups to turn to. Standing out among hundreds of books on diabetes, Type 2 will help fill that gap. Medical writer Miryam Ehrlich Williamson has interviewed Type 2 diabetics across North America who share their stories of struggle and success, from healthy eating at parties to handling feelings of anger and hopelessness to reducing anxiety and pain during blood glucose testing. Type 2 diabetics will see themselves in this inspiring print version of a support group, and the experiences and advice of fellow diabetics will motivate and guide them to control their disease and stay actively involved in life.
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on 05/26/2009
Book details: 176 pages.
Death. It’s not only inevitable and frightening, it’s intriguing and fascinating–especially today, when science continues to make ever more stunning advances in the investigation of the oldest and darkest of mysteries. To discover the how and why of death, unearth its roots, and expose the mechanics of its grim handiwork is, at least in some sense, to master it. And in the process, if a criminal can be caught or closure found, so much the better. Enter Robert Mann, forensic anthropologist, deputy scientific director of the U.S. government’s Central Identification Laboratory, and, some might say, the Sherlock Holmes of death detectives. When the dead reveal some of their most sensational, macabre, and poignant tales, more often than not it’s Mann who’s been listening. Now, in this remarkable casebook, he offers an in-depth behind-the-scenes portrait of his sometimes gruesome, frequently dangerous, and always compelling profession. In cases around the world, Mann has been called upon to unmask killers with nothing but the bones of their victims to guide him, draw out clues that restore identities to the nameless dead, recover remains thought to be hopelessly lost, and piece together the events that can unlock the truth behind the most baffling deaths. The infamous 9/11 terror attacks, which killed thousands; the unplanned killing that inaugurated serial murderer Jeffrey Dahmer’s grisly spree; mysterious military fatalities from World War II to the Cold War to Vietnam, including the amazing case of the Vietnam War’s Unknown Soldier–all the fascinating stories are here, along with photos from the author’s personal files. Mystery hangings, mass graves, errant body parts, actual skeletons in closets, and a host of homicides steeped in bizarre clues and buried secrets–they’re all in a day’s work for one dedicated detective whose job begins when a life ends. From the Hardcover edition.
Published by Ballantine Books on 01/30/2007
Book details: 272 pages.
Dr. Claude Chauchard, obtained his doctorate in endocrinology, biology, and sports medicine from the University of Montpellier, France. He is the founder of the International Institute for Preventive Anti-Aging Medicine and taught at the University of Montpellier. He is one of the world's top specialists in preventive medicine for aging, and over 1 million copies of his twelve books on the aging process have been sold.
Published by Basic Health Publications, Inc. on 11/01/2003
Book details: 152 pages.
The real-life stories collected here reflect not only the myriad ways in which a law can be broken, but also the countless ways in which crime — whether in the news or close to home — can be experienced. In these diverse and compelling narratives, award-winning journalists investigate the attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords and the unsolved lynching of Claude Neal; an identity thief finds herself confronted by one of her victims; a triple homicide rattles a high school swim team; a young adventurer supports her travels by smuggling Peruvian pre-Columbian artifacts; a woman struggles to live free of the ex-boyfriend who kidnapped and tortured her; and more. While appealing to true crime audiences, this unique mix of personal essays and award-winning long form newspaper narratives will also appeal to creative writing and journalism programs, as well as to readers of memoir and crime fiction.
Published by Underland Press on 07/12/2013
Book details: 270 pages.
A must resource for the millions of people affected by Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndromes. FMS and CFS, unlike well known and understood diseases like cancer, spring boards a journey for education, understanding and compassion. The book powerfully captures this journey, and is the first to provide patients, family and friends with the imperative resources to find support through their walk. In addition, The Life Planner, is a workbook that maps out a step-by-step guide for adapting and coping with the lifestyle changes fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue patients must face. The book is divided into four sections: The Syndromes: Provides an extensive look at the cause, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatments. From current research to clinical trials. The Resources: A comprehensive listing of FMS/CFS books, medical journals, association newsletters, periodicals and video's, recommended by FMS/CFS Associations. The Support: Worldwide listings of FMS/CFS Associations, as well as associations for sub categories of these syndromes. Including: Advocacy, pain management, alternative therapies and disability issues. The Life Planner: From diagnoses to acceptance, The Life Planner details how to manage life emotionally and physically. A compassionate look at: What to expect, how to work through feelings, goal planning, worksheets and charts, exercise, nutritional choices, how to educate family and friends and work options. Written by a fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue patient, the book outlines not only the journey for the patient, but gets to the heart of awakening family and friends to the devastating effects these illnesses cause, and provides the tools needed for years to come.
Published by Universal-Publishers on 01/01/2001
Book details: 212 pages.
Do you want one book that contains all the cures for common diseases? Then, you have come to the right place. Today we are “time starved”, and this book contains a comprehensive health information, all in one place. It combines health benefits from Yoga, healthy lifestyle and nutrition, all in one place.
Published by Page Publishing Inc on 03/16/2015
Book details: 808 pages.
Downtown department stores were once the heart and soul of America's pulsing Broadways and Main Streets. With names such as City of Paris, Penn Traffic, The Maze, Maison Blanche, or The Popular, they suggested spheres far beyond mundane shopping. Nicknames reflected the affection customers felt for their favorites, whether Woodie's, Wanny's, Stek's, O.T.'s, Herp's, or Bam's. The history of downtown department stores is as fascinating as their names and as diverse as their merchandise. Their stories encompass many themes: the rise of decorative design, new career paths for women, the growth of consumerism, and the technological ingenuity of escalators and pneumatic tubes. Just as the big stores made up their own small universes, their stories are microcosmic narratives of American culture and society. The big stores were much more than mere businesses. They were local institutions where shoppers could listen to concerts, see fashion shows and art exhibits, learn golf or bridge, pay electric bills, and plan vacations – all while their children played in the store's nursery under the eye of a uniformed nursemaid. From Boston to San Diego and Miami to Seattle, department stores symbolized a city's spirit, wealth, and progressiveness. Situated at busy intersections, they occupied the largest and finest downtown buildings, and their massive corner clocks became popular meeting places. Their locations became the epicenters of commerce, the high point from which downtown property taxes were calculated. Spanning the late 19th century well into the 20th, their peak development mirrors the growth of cities and of industrial America when both were robust and flourishing. The time may be gone when children accompany their mothers downtown for a day of shopping and lunch in the tea room, when monogrammed trucks deliver purchases for free the very same day, and when the personality of a city or town can be read in its big stores. But they are far from forgotten and they still have power to influence how we shop today. Service and Style recreates the days of downtown department stores in their prime, from the 1890s through the 1960s. Exploring in detail the wide range of merchandise they sold, particularly style goods such as clothing and home furnishings, it examines how they displayed, promoted, and sometimes produced goods. It reveals how the stores grew, why they declined, and how they responded to and shaped the society around them.
Published by St. Martin's Press on 04/01/2007
Book details: 352 pages.
The debate over the true author of the Shakespeare canon has raged for centuries. Astonishingly little evidence supports the traditional belief that Will Shakespeare, the actor and businessman from Stratford-upon-Avon, was the author. Legendary figures such as Mark Twain, Walt Whitman and Sigmund Freud have all expressed grave doubts that an uneducated man who apparently owned no books and never left England wrote plays and poems that consistently reflect a learned and well-traveled insider's perspective on royal courts and the ancient feudal nobility. Recent scholarship has turned to Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford-an Elizabethan court playwright known to have written in secret and who had ample means, motive and opportunity to in fact have assumed the "Shakespeare" disguise. "Shakespeare" by Another Name is the literary biography of Edward de Vere as "Shakespeare." This groundbreaking book tells the story of de Vere's action-packed life-as Renaissance man, spendthrift, courtier, wit, student, scoundrel, patron, military adventurer, and, above all, prolific ghostwriter-finding in it the background material for all of The Bard's works. Biographer Mark Anderson incorporates a wealth of new evidence, including de Vere's personal copy of the Bible (in which de Vere underlines scores of passages that are also prominent Shakespearean biblical references).
Published by Untreed Reads on 11/04/2011
Book details: 667 pages.
Describes the causes, symptoms, and treatments for fibromyalgia and offers advice on finding the right doctor, pain medicines and nondrug therapies, meditation and relaxation techniques that help, and detecting and treating fibromyalgia in children
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on 08/01/1996
Book details: 216 pages.
Using mindfulness-based techniques and cognitive behavioral tools, a leading expert on the use of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) teaches readers to transcend the experience of chronic pain by reconnecting with other, more valued aspects of their lives.
Published by New Harbinger Publications on 01/01/2006
Book details: 169 pages.