Better Doctors Better Patients Better Decisions

Author: Gerd Gigerenzer
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262298087
Format: PDF, ePub
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Contrary to popular opinion, one of the main problems in providing uniformly excellent health care is not lack of money but lack of knowledge -- on the part of both doctors and patients. The studies in this book show that many doctors and most patients do not understand the available medical evidence. Both patients and doctors are "risk illiterate" -- frequently unable to tell the difference between actual risk and relative risk. Further, unwarranted disparity in treatment decisions is the rule rather than the exception in the United States and Europe. All of this contributes to much wasted spending in health care. The contributors to Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions investigate the roots of the problem, from the emphasis in medical research on technology and blockbuster drugs to the lack of education for both doctors and patients. They call for a new, more enlightened health care, with better medical education, journals that report study outcomes completely and transparently, and patients in control of their personal medical records, not afraid of statistics but able to use them to make informed decisions about their treatments.

CliffsNotes Chemistry Practice Pack

Author: Charles Henrickson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470495952
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Reviews chemistry topics with problems and solutions throughout, and includes a customized adaptable full-length exam.

The People Power Health Superbook Book 14 Pain Control Guide

Author: Tony Kelbrat
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312071117
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Pain is the body screaming to the mind saying "Danger, Danger" warning you to either sit still to avoid further injury or to do something about it. The span ranges from localized acute pain for injuries to long-term chronic pain. Pain exists in a relationship between the brain and the body within a complex network of nerves (neurons), hormones and psychological factors. Pain ranges the spectrum from irritating to agonizing. There are some medications and therapies around to help reduce pain sensations. Many people who use pain medication then get hooked on it and have a hard time breaking away, if ever. In extreme cases, the doctors will cut the nerves leading to the CNS in order to stop the pain signals from reaching the brain. There is fast, intense pain and a slow, low level, dull pain. Nobody really knows exactly where pain begins or where it ends but a salient factor is that the mind has a lot to do with its intensity and management.

Lucid Dreaming

Author: Stephen LaBerge
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1604077239
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The average person spends nearly 25 years of their life sleeping. But you can get a lot more from sleeping than just a healthy night’s rest. With the art of lucid dreaming—or becoming fully conscious in the dream state—you can find creative inspirations, promote emotional healing, gain rich insights into your waking reality, and much more. Now, with Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and in Your Life, Stephen LaBerge invites you on a guided journey to learn to use conscious dreaming in your life. Distilled from his more than 20 years of pioneering research at Stanford University and the Lucidity Institute—including many new and updated techniques and discoveries—here is the most effective and easy-to-learn tool available for you to begin your own fascinating nightly exploration into Lucid Dreaming. Guided dream practices on CD (or download) include: Two trance inductions into the lucid-dream state Two daytime exercises designed to trigger lucid dreams at night LaBerge’s breakthrough MILD technique for increasing lucid-dream probability fivefold or more A Tibetan-yoga dream practice

Fun of the Fair

Author: Melanie McNeice
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 9781446305195
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides instructions for creating five different hand sewn stuffed toys, including an elephant, seal, and lion.

Christian Morality

Author: Russell B. Connors
ISBN: 9780829417227
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Principles of Catholic morality are presented with questions concerning everyday life.A Pastoral Series that offers an in-depth yet accessible understanding of the fundamentals of the Catholic faith for adults, both those active in pastoral ministry and those preparing for ministry. The series helps readers explore the Catholic tradition and apply what they have learned to their lives and ministry situations. Includes study questions and suggestions for further reading.

Garfield s Guide to Insults

Author: Jim Davis
ISBN: 9781853048951
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What might it mean to think of philosophy as being in the condition of modernism - in which its relation to its own past, and hence its sense of its own future, has become an undismissable problem? If philosophy's hitherto-defining conventions can neither be taken for granted nor rejected, they must be put in question - which means re-evaluating the relation between the form and content of philosophical writing, rethinking the demands that such writing must place on its readers, and reconceiving the nature of philosophy itself.

The Monkey Thief

Author: Aileen Kilgore Henderson
ISBN: 9781571316127
Format: PDF, Mobi
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While visiting his uncle in a Costa Rican rain forest, Steve meets a monkey which he wants to tame and a smuggler who forces him to some very responsible decisions.

Write to Publish

Author: Vin Maskell
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741766702
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A handy guide for freelancers and novice journalists to writing feature articles.

Ellis Island

Author: Kate Kerrigan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062071545
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“A standout novel….A rare combination of historical enlightenment and sheer enjoyment.” —Peter Quinn, author of The Man Who Never Returned Already a hit in the United Kingdom, Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan is both a poignant love story and a lyrical, evocative depiction of the immigrant experience in early 20th century America. Set in the 1920s, Kerrigan’s novel tells of a young Irish woman who must choose between her new life in New York City and her husband back home in Ireland, brilliantly capturing these two vastly different worlds in the process. Readers of historical fiction, as well as fans of the novels of Frank Delany and other Irish themed works, will adore their time spent on Ellis Island.