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Fully revised and updated 9th edition for Ireland: includes changes to resuscitation techniques
From first-aid essentials to life-saving procedures, it’s worth having someone who knows what they are doing to cope with life’s little (and big) emergencies. The latest edition of the best-selling First Aid Manual, published in association with the Irish Red Cross, gives you the knowledge you need instantly if someone falls ill or gets hurt.
Live-action step-by-step photographs show you how to treat casualties and over 100 medical conditions and injuries, from minor burns to heart attacks. FindRead more »
Kathleen Sharp is a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Parade, Elle, and Fortune, among many other publications; she has won six awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, among other honors. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.Read more »
Making the right medical choices is harder than ever. Whether we’re deciding to take a cholesterol drug or choosing a cancer treatment, we are overwhelmed by information from all sides: our doctors’ recommendations, dissenting expert opinions, confusing statistics, conflicting media reports, the advice of friends, claims on the Internet, and a never-ending stream of drug company ads. Your Medical Mind shows us how to chart a clear path through this sea of confusion. Drs. Groopman and Hartzband reveal that each of us has a set of deeply rooted beliefs whose profound influenceRead more »
Forget ‘an apple a day’; this is the best advice to keep the doctor away in any busy family
The BMA Family Doctor Home Adviser is a practical, quick-reference guide to identifying and dealing with common health problems.
Over 150 symptom question-and-answer charts help you determine the possible cause of a symptom and advise when it’s necessary to seek medical help. Fully endorsed by the BMA it also includes vital information on how the body works and what to do to maintain general health and fitness.
The BMA Family Doctor Home Adviser is the ideal book to have to hand in any family.Read more »
San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hôtel-Dieu (God’s hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. Ballet dancers and rock musicians, professors and thieves-"anyone who had fallen, or, often, leapt, onto hard times" and needed extended medical care-ended up here. So did Victoria Sweet, who came for two months and stayed for twenty years.Laguna Honda, lower tech but human paced, gave Sweet the opportunity to practice a kind of attentive medicine that has almost vanished. Gradually, the place transformed theRead more »
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Fully updated pocket-sized quick reference to over 2,500 medicines
Find out what you’re taking with the BMA Concise Guide to Medicine and Drugs (4th edition), the pocket-sized guide to more than 2,500 prescription and over-the-counter drugs from Britain’s leading medical authority, the BMA.
Jargon-free and easy-to-follow, get all the vital information you need on today’s drugs fast. Learn how they work, what they treat, their risks, benefits and side effects, and how to use them safely and effectively. Plus find detailed descriptions and facts on 278 commonly used medicines including the latestRead more »
As an active surgeon and former department chairman, Dr. Paul A. Ruggieri has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of his profession. In Confessions of a Surgeon, he pushes open the doors of the O.R. and reveals the inscrutable place where lives are improved, saved, and sometimes lost. He shares the successes, failures, remarkable advances, and camaraderie that make it exciting. He uncovers the truth about the abusive, exhaustive training and the arduous devotion of his old-school education. He explores the twenty-four-hour challenges that come from patients and their loved ones; the ethicsRead more »
Blood Feud is the electrifying true tale of Big Pharma’s power, regulatory weakness, and the terrifying vulnerability of millions of innocent patients. THE PLAYERSThe Drug: ProcritAn anti-anemia drug, this miraculous blood booster was one of the first biotech blockbusters. Developed by Amgen and licensed to a Johnson & Johnson company, the drug was sold by the two companies under the brand names Procrit, Epogen, and Arenesp.The Underdog: Mark Duxbury, Drug SalesmanDuxbury was the gung-ho salesman for the new biotech division of J&J, an irrepressible character full of jokes. In theRead more »
The essential tools for making our own best medical decisions, cutting through the confusion caused by the health-care system, the media, and gaps in our own reasoning. Making the right medical choices is harder than ever. Whether we’re deciding to take a cholesterol drug or choosing a cancer treatment, we are overwhelmed by information from all sides: our doctors’ recommendations, dissenting expert opinions, confusing statistics, conflicting media reports, the advice of friends, claims on the Internet, and a never-ending stream of drug company ads. Your Medical Mind shows us how to chartRead more »