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|Author||: Karen Rhodes|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Karen Rhodes was born with a hole in her heart, but that was just the start of her problems. As a child, she contracted meningococcal meningitis. But her world was really turned upside down when she was diagnosed with Cushing's disease and underwent brain surgery. This is her story, in her words.
|Author||: Shianne Lombard|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
After 17 years as a personal trainer, I ran into health problems of my own, eventually having a name put to it..."Cushing's Syndrome," a rare adrenal disease. Tumors were growing on my adrenal glands over-producing Cortisol, your stress hormone. With 24/7 false fight-or-flight stress signals, the body goes haywire, producing horrific side effects such as weight gain around the midsection and back of neck, diabetes and blood sugar deregulation, inflammation, muscle deterioration, frail bones, hair loss, poor immunity, infertility, moonface, buffalo hump, extreme fatigue, brain fog, confusion, severe anxiety/depression and chemical imbalances. Being constantly diagnosed as "healthy" caused me to be told, when I was finally diagnosed correctly, that I had maybe five years to live. Misdiagnosis can be a killer.... It is now my personal mission and obligation to help those suffering from any chronic illness that steals your joy, and bring awareness to Endocrine Disorders. From my journey through Cushing's to Addison's to recovery-from triathlete to barely being able to dress myself and finally to recovering into a stronger person I never knew I was.
|Author||: Jessica Zacharias|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
Throughout the pages of this book, twenty-two-year-old Jessica guides you along her personal journey. Dancing through adversity every single day, Jessica’s intention for the reader is to bring awareness to every silent tear and to allow the reader space and love to grow. This book is Jessica’s first step for truly allowing her journey to shine and to guide her down her own yellow brick road.
|Author||: Edward R. Laws Jr,Louise Pace|
|Editor||: Academic Press|
Cushing’s Disease: An Often Misdiagnosed and Not So Rare Disorder reviews the epidemiology of Cushing’s, including statistics on the incidence and prevalence of this disease. There are discussions of the signs and symptoms and the most common co-morbidities, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, amenorrhea, and infertility. Surgical, medical, and radiotherapeutic treatments, including indications, results, risks, and complications, are reviewed. Also featured is a chapter on the patient’s perspective, coping with Cushing’s, quality of life, and psychosomatic issues. This book is essential reading for the wide range of physicians who treat patients with Cushing’s disease symptoms, as well as biomedical researchers who investigate the etiology and mechanisms of rare genetic diseases, in particular rare endocrine disorders. Reviews the basics of Cushing’s disease and its interrelation with hormones, the brain, and bodily functions Includes chapters on diagnosis, surgical, medical, and radiotherapeutic treatments, and variations in presentation, including cyclical disease Presents the cognitive and emotional aspects of Cushing’s and the long-term sequelae Offers an important resource for physicians who are accustomed to treating individual symptoms rather than a disease complex Reviews multidisciplinary management, and post-treatment management of Cushing’s, including recommendations for Cushing’s Centers of Excellence
|Author||: Davi-Ellen Chabner|
|Editor||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
Easily and effectively master medical terminology with Davi-Ellen Chabner's The Language of Medicine, 12th Edition! Using Chabner’s proven method of learning medical terms by studying them in the context of the human body, this highly-praised and best-selling text helps individuals of all educational backgrounds easily understand and remember important medical terminology by incorporating easy-to-follow explanations, logical and interesting examples, and countless reinforcement exercises. This new twelfth edition also features additional spotlight boxes on high-interest medical topics; updated medical scenario reports, laboratory tests, and clinical procedures; a new mini dictionary; additional in person stories, ADA-compliant resources, and more. No matter where your career path takes you, Chabner’s proven method for med term mastery will help keep you grounded. Fully interactive eBook on VitalSource verison includes open field answers and drop down lists, providing instant feedback and ability to print work pages. Simple and easy-to-understand explanations of terms enables learners with little or no previous medical or science background to easily grasp medical terms and concepts. Wide variety of interactive exercises provides multiple opportunities to reinforce and remember content. Practical applications in each chapter (including case reports, operative and diagnostic tests, laboratory and x-ray reports) help leaners apply knowledge to situations you will encounter in the clinical environment. Anatomy, physiology, and pathology coverage is presented in detail with clear illustrations and brilliant images to orient learners to the structure and function of the body system. This format offers the best context for learning the medical terms by showing readers how it is used in practice. Actual clinical procedures and lab tests are provided within the body system or medical specialty chapters to further demonstrate medical terminology in action. Abbreviations are covered in every chapter to help learners master the medical shorthand used in clinical practice. Pronunciations of terms appear at the ends of chapters along with phonetic spellings. Comprehensive glossaries (word parts to English and English to word parts) and appendices (plurals, abbreviations, drug resource, and hematologic lab reference) appear at the end of the text and serve as quick references for use in class and on the job. Error-prone abbreviations list derived from the Joint Commission alerts reader to abbreviations that should not be used in the clinical setting. Interactive learner resources on companion website provide users with endless practice building, spelling, listening to, and understanding medical terms, while providing instant feedback.
|Author||: Frank H. Cushing|
|Editor||: U of Nebraska Press|
Frank Hamilton Cushing's stay at Zu_i pueblo from 1879 to 1884 made him the first professional anthropologist actually to live with his subjects. Learning the language and winning acceptance as a member not only of the tribe but of the tribal council and the Bow Priesthood, he was the original participant observer and the only man in history to hold the double title of "1st War Chief of Zu_i, U. S. Ass't Ethnologist." A pioneer in southwestern ethnology, he combined the discipline of science with a remarkable imaginative capacity for identifying with Indian modes of thought and perception?and corresponding gifts of expression.
|Author||: C. Brian Kelly|
|Editor||: Cumberland House|
BEST LITTLE STORIES FROM THE CIVIL WAR is the third in Montpelier's BEST LITTLE STORIES FROM... line of historical books. The first two (World War II & White House Vignettes) are in their 6th & 3rd printings, respectively. CIVIL WAR is bigger & better -- more than the usual 101 vignettes, illustrated with B & W period art inside. Material ranges from military to social history, North & South, personal stories of soldiers, slaves, women, politicians, free blacks, drummer boys, heroes & villains of various kinds & all enhanced by a 16-page profile of Varina Davis, Forgotten First Lady of the South. Also included: short chronology of events & select guide to major figures & battles plus extensive bibliography. Stories include a combined account of three stunning murders; a light "profile" of "Old Abe the Soldier Bird"; a look at Lee's rebound from low ebb; the reason for Stonewall Jackson's Odd Failure; a reminder of his cousin "Mudwall", & the story of the fighting McCooks -- all 17 of them! Plus, what it was like to be under fire for the first time? And daily life for a famous couple's household slave -- what did that entail, as well? Order from: Montpelier Publishing, (804) 980-3745, P.O. Box 3384, University Station, Charlottesville, VA 22903-0384.
|Author||: William Mitchell Sargent|
|Author||: Glenn E. Griswold|
|Author||: Julian R. McQuiston|
Fresh from success in sinking the Albermarle in the Civil War, the young Captain Cushing was assigned to command the gunboat USS Maumee in Hong Kong to aid the restoration of America’s naval power in Asia. By linking such aims to British policy, and by courting Chinese and Japanese officials, he succeeded in re-establishing American naval and commercial power in the Far East. In his letters to his fiancée, he brilliantly recorded his travels and observations of people and places (and the difficulties of reconciling his naval career with his devotion to her, whom he married in 1870).
|Author||: Shereen Ezzat|
|Editor||: Pituitary Patients Resource Guide|
The reference guide for pituitary patients, their families, their physicians and all health care providers.
|Author||: William Osler|
|Editor||: Ravenio Books|
Sir William Osler (1849 – 1919) was a Canadian physician, one of the founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the "Father of Modern Medicine". This classic work includes the following addresses and essays: I. Aequaminitas II. Doctor and Nurse III. Teacher and Student IV. Physic and Physicians as Depicted in Plato V. The Leaven of Science VI. The Army Surgeon VII. Teaching and Thinking VIII. Internal Medicine as a Vocation IX. Nurse and Patient X. British Medicine in Greater Britain XI. After Twenty-Five Years XII. Books and Men XIII. Medicine in the Nineteenth Century XIV. Chauvinism in Medicine XV. Some Aspects of American Medical Bibliography XVI. The Hospital as a College XVII. On the Educational Value of the Medical Society XVIII. The Master-Word in Medicine XIX. The Fixed Period XX. The Student Life XXI. Unity, Peace, and Concord XXII. L’Envoi
|Author||: Hamilton Child|