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Biomaterials: The Intersection of Biology and Materials Science

Biomaterials: The Intersection of Biology and Materials Science Lowest new price: $177.98
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Author: Johnna S. Temenoff
Brand: Temenoff, Johnna S/ Mikos, Antonios G.

Intended for use in an introductory course on biomaterials, taught primarily in departments of biomedical engineering. The book covers classes of materials commonly used in biomedical applications, followed by coverage of the biocompatibility of those materials with the biological environment. Finally, it covers some in-depth applications of biomaterials. It does all of this with an overall emphasis on tissue engineering.

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  • paper back
  • good condition

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Personal Hygiene? What's that Got to Do with Me?

Personal Hygiene? What's that Got to Do with Me? Lowest new price: $13.42
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Author: Pat Crissey
Brand: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Model: FBA-|287584

Personal Hygiene? What's that Got to Do with Me? is a curriculum developed for students with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, learning and developmental disabilities, designed to help them understand how others perceive their appearance and the social implications of neglecting personal hygiene. Simple factual information is accompanied by humorous cartoons that emphasize how others view someone with poor hygiene. Step-by-step cartoons explain exactly what the student needs to do to ensure good hygiene. Quizzes and activity pages provide numerous opportunities for repetition and reinforcement of the key points. There are also hands-on activities to demonstrate why and how to perform various hygiene tasks. Several social stories are also provided, along with a set of worksheets that help students set up a daily schedule to allow time for completing necessary hygiene tasks.

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  • Personal Hygiene

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The Medicalization of Society: On the Transformation of Human Conditions into Treatable Disorders

The Medicalization of Society: On the Transformation of Human Conditions into Treatable Disorders Lowest new price: $19.47
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Author: Peter Conrad
Brand: imusti

Over the past half-century, the social terrain of health and illness has been transformed. What were once considered normal human events and common human problems―birth, aging, menopause, alcoholism, and obesity―are now viewed as medical conditions. For better or worse, medicine increasingly permeates aspects of daily life.

Building on more than three decades of research, Peter Conrad explores the changing forces behind this trend with case studies of short stature, social anxiety, "male menopause," erectile dysfunction, adult ADHD, and sexual orientation. He examines the emergence of and changes in medicalization, the consequences of the expanding medical domain, and the implications for health and society. He finds in recent developments―such as the growing number of possible diagnoses and biomedical enhancements―the future direction of medicalization.

Conrad contends that the impact of medical professionals on medicalization has diminished. Instead, the pharmaceutical and biotechnical industries, insurance companies and HMOs, and the patient as consumer have become the major forces promoting medicalization. This thought-provoking study offers valuable insight into not only how medicalization got to this point but also how it may continue to evolve.

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  • Johns Hopkins University Press

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The Science of Marijuana

The Science of Marijuana Lowest new price: $31.16
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Author: Leslie L. Iversen
Brand: Leslie L Iversen

After alcohol and nicotine, marijuana is the most commonly used "recreational" drug in Western countries. There has already been a growing debate about the medical applications of marijuana and other cannabis-based preparations and increasing pressure to legalize such use; voters in several States in the US in the 1996 and 1998 elections approved prosals to implement such measures. InThe Science of Marijuana the author explains the remarkable advances that have been made in scientific research on cannabis with the discovery of specific receptors and the existence of naturally occurring cannabis-like substances in the brain. The book also gives an objective and up to date assessment of the scientific basis for the medical use of cannabis and what risks this may entail. The recreational use of the drug and how it affects users is described along with some predictions about how attitudes to cannabis use may change in the future. Leslie Iversen is a scientist who has worked both in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry and has specialized in the study of drug actions on the brain. The book is written with a minimum of scientific jargon or technical language for readers who want to know more about the science that underlies the current cannabis debate.

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  • The Science of Marijuana

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The Laboratory Rat, Second Edition (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine)

The Laboratory Rat, Second Edition (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine) Lowest new price: $245.62
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Brand: Mark A Suckow

The Laboratory Rat, Second Edition features updated information on a variety of topics including: rat genetics and genomics, both spontaneous and induced disease; state-of-the-art technology for housing and husbandry; occupational health, and experimental models. A premier source of information on the laboratory rat that will be of interest to veterinary and medical students, senior graduate, graduate students, post-docs and researchers who utilize animals in biomedical research.

  • At least 50% new information than first edition
  • Includes topics on rat genetics and genomics, occupational health, and experimental models
  • The premier source of information on the laboratory rat

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  • The Laboratory Rat

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At the Will of the Body: Reflections on Illness

At the Will of the Body: Reflections on Illness Lowest new price: $7.13
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Author: Arthur W. Frank
Brand: Brand: Mariner Books

In this deeply affecting memoir, Arthur W. Frank explores the events of illness from within: the transformation from person to patient, the pain, the wonder,and the ceremony of recovery. To illuminate what illness can teach us about life, Frank draws upon his own encounters with serious illness -- a heart attack at age thirty-nine and, a year later, a diagnosis of cancer. In poignant and clear prose, he offers brilliant insights into what happens when our bodies and emotions are pushed to extremes. Ultimately, he examines what it means to be human.

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

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Rapid Review Neuroscience, 1e

Rapid Review Neuroscience, 1e Lowest new price: $33.21
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Author: James Weyhenmeyer PhD
Brand: Brand: Mosby

Get the most from your study time...and experience a realistic USMLE simulation! These new additions to the Rapid Review Series - highly rated in the First Aid rankings - make it easy for you to master all of the basic science material covered on the USMLE Step 1 Exam.

  • Information presented in an easy-to-read outline format.
  • Two 50-item Board-style question sets with answers and complete discussions for all correct and incorrect answers.
  • "High yield" margin notes identifying need-to-know material.
  • Another 250 USMLE-style questions for each title are available at www.studentconsult.com - mirroring the look and feel of the actual exam, and providing detailed feedback on which areas you may need to study more.
  • A "test mode" featuring a 60-minute timed test of 50 questions which can be customized by system or random selection.
  • A "tutorial mode" allowing the reader to customize content review by science, system, or random selection.

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Do-It-Yourself Shiatsu: How to Perform the Ancient Japanese Art of Acupressure (Compass)

Do-It-Yourself Shiatsu: How to Perform the Ancient Japanese Art of Acupressure (Compass) Lowest new price: $13.36
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Author: Wataru Ohashi
Brand: Ohashi, Wataru/ Lindner, Vicki

A growing number of Americans are discovering the pleasurable and therapeutic uses of shiatsu, a Japanese method of acupressure. In Do-It-Yourself Shiatsu, Ohashi, one of the most knowledgeable and well-known U.S.-based shiatsu experts, offers step-by-step instruction on how to perform shiatsu at home. Ohashi, who has taught and practiced shiatsu for more than thirty years, focuses on common ailments faced here in the West. He provides clear explanations of all technical terms and helpful photographs throughout to illustrate shiatsu techniques and locations of pressure points. Also included are explanations of special shiatsu exercises, designed to keep energy flowing through the body, and a new preface by the author.

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The Oxytocin Factor: Tapping The Hormone Of Calm, Love, And Healing

The Oxytocin Factor: Tapping The Hormone Of Calm, Love, And Healing Lowest new price: $17.16
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Author: Kerstin Uvnas Moberg
Brand: Brand: Da Capo Press

In recent years there have been exciting scientific discoveries about a powerful hormone whose role in the human body has long been neglected. Oxytocin is the hormone involved in bonding, sex, childbirth, and breast-feeding, as well as in relaxation and feelings of calm. It is the mirror image of the stress hormone (adrenaline), which triggers the "fight or flight" systems in the body. Much has been written about the latter but the many-sided importance of oxytocin is currently known only to specialists in obstetrics, physiology, and psychiatry. The Oxytocin Factor, by Dr. Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, is the first book on the subject for a general audience. The new research findings, as well as the potentially beneficial applications of this hormone in reducing anxiety states, stress, addictions, and problems of childbirth, are not only fascinating but of great significance to all our lives.

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  • ISBN13: 9780738207483
  • Condition: New
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Health Matters: The Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for People with Developmental Disabilities

Health Matters: The Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for People with Developmental Disabilities Lowest new price: $55.88
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Author: Beth Marks "RN Ph.D."

For people with disabilities, a good health and nutrition program can have life-changing results: more energy, increased knowledge, more confidence and self-esteem, and fewer serious health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. This innovative, easy-to-implement curriculum is the perfect way to help adults build healthy lifestyles—and as a bonus, help communities reduce the high costs of common health problems.

A research-based, field-tested program that's already made a dramatic difference in the lives of participants with disabilities, this proven curriculum shows professionals how to conduct up to 59 one-hour sessions that help people make the best choices about health, exercise, and nutrition. Through lively discussions and activities, adults with a wide range of disabilities will

  • increase their commitment to exercise and good nutrition by learning the benefits of physical activity, exercise, and healthy food choices
  • develop clear exercise and nutrition goals and stick to them
  • master the practical aspects of an exercise routine, including dressing appropriately, using proper breathing techniques, and doing cool-down exercises
  • learn how their medications may affect their body, physical activity, and eating habits
  • monitor their heart rate and blood pressure during exercise
  • identify foods that make up a well-balanced diet
  • locate places to exercise and use equipment safely
  • improve their self-advocacy and self-esteem so they can make good choices and stay healthy
  • create a group exercise video they can use at home once the program is over
  • and much more

This single resource includes everything professionals need to run successful health education sessions: complete instructions on running the program, adaptable instructor scripts for each lesson, weekly newsletter templates for participants that summarize key points, extensive appendices on assessment and Universal Design strategies, and all the participant handouts and worksheets on a convenient CD-ROM for easy printing.

With this engaging, hands-on curriculum, people with disabilities will have the motivation and skills they need to improve and maintain their health—and fewer health problems translate into saved time, money, and staffing resources for whole communities.

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