Obesity : A Kinesiologist’s Perspective
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Obesity : A Kinesiologist's Perspective

There have been many books written on the subject of obesity, but most have approached the topic from the standpoint of the nutritionist, concluding from the somewhat fallacious evidence of changes in body mass that exercise has little place in the prevention or the treatment of obesity.   This new volume, written by an exercise physiologist, approaches the topic through a thoughtful lens, suggesting that regular physical activi...

Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect Diet : Eating with the World in Mind
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Gandhi's Search for the Perfect Diet : Eating with the World in Mind

Mahatma Gandhi redefined nutrition as a holistic approach to building a more just world. What he chose to eat was intimately tied to his beliefs. His key values of nonviolence, religious tolerance, and rural sustainability developed in coordination with his dietary experiments. His repudiation of sugar, chocolate, and salt expressed his opposition to economies based on slavery, indentured labor, and imperialism. Gandhi's Search for t...

"Frontiers in Ophthalmology and Ocular Imaging" ed. by Alireza Ziaei
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Frontiers in Ophthalmology and Ocular Imaging

This book, a collection of reviewed and relevant research chapters, intends to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the latest and most advanced findings in several aspects of ophthalmology, ophthalmic pathology, ocular imaging, and certain treatments and surgical strategies. This book can be used as an important reference for clinically oriented ophthalmologists and scientists. Imagination is the key to any discovery, an...

The Bathroom Key: Put an End to Incontinence
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The Bathroom Key: Put an End to Incontinence

"Physical therapist Kassai and Perelli, who successfully treated her incontinence with the suggestions in this book, describe normal bladder function and four types of incontinence and their causes. While personal consultation with a physical therapist is recommended, Kassai presents her own eight- to 12-week program with specific exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and eliminate leakage. Dietary changes and regular exer...

Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome: A Model for Understanding Microdeletion Disorders
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Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome: A Model for Understanding Microdeletion Disorders

"As in Genre Analysis, Swales skilfully blends extensive knowledge in this area with detailed examples drawn from a variety of sources, including the Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE). His writing is personal, honest, and humorous and fully captures the influence on the genres on the research world. It offers an important and rich discussion of the complexities involved in approaching and thinking about research gen...

"Meniscus of the Knee: Function, Pathology and Management" ed. by Taiceer Abdulwahab, Karl Almqvist
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Meniscus of the Knee: Function, Pathology and Management

The principal aim of this title is to provide the arthroscopic orthopaedic surgeon with a clear, concise account of the anatomy, pathology, conservative and operative surgical techniques in the management of meniscal pathology. Meniscal lesions are extremely common, and arthroscopic meniscal surgery is one of the most common orthopaedic surgical procedures performed. The art of meniscal surgery involves many steps, with ever-evolving...

Foundations of Safety Science : A Century of Understanding Accidents and Disasters
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Foundations of Safety Science

"In his new book Foundations of Safety Science, Sidney Dekker provides an exposition of the science of safety that paves the way for OHS to enhance its recognition as a profession. Taking each decade from the 1900s through to the 2010s he examines the safety theories of the time, how they interact and how they are reflected in practice then and now. In Sidney’s inimitable way he challenges our thinking but this book is different to h...

A History of Women in Medicine : Cunning Women, Physicians, Witches
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A History of Women in Medicine : Cunning Women, Physicians, Witches

Comprised of fifteen instructive chapters, "A History of Women in Medicine: Cunning Women, Physicians, Witches" is enhanced for academia with the inclusion of an informative Prologue, Epilogue, and Postscript, as well as a two page Bibliography, and a three page Index. An altogether impressive and sustained work of seminal scholarship, "A History of Women in Medicine: Cunning Women, Physicians, Witches" is an extraordinary and except...

Your Birth Plan: A Guide to Navigating All of Your Choices in Childbirth
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Your Birth Plan: A Guide to Navigating All of Your Choices in Childbirth

Megan's book marks a paradigm shift in how we think about, talk about, and plan for childbirth. In this non-judgmental, easily accessible guide to navigating pregnancy and childbirth, Megan interweaves her personal narrative, years of experience as a doula, clients' stories, and concrete resources to give expectant families the tools they need to empower themselves in their birth process. Much like parenting, so much of childbirth is...

Urban Health Issues : Exploring the Impacts of Big-City Living
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Urban Health Issues : Exploring the Impacts of Big-City Living

Living in an urban environment can have a major influence―both positive and negative―on one's physical health and mental well-being. This book examines more than 20 key issues related to city living and what's being done to address them. • Focuses on an area of public health that is of increasing importance, as urbanization rates continue to rise around the world • Provide real-world insights for readers through interviews with exper...