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More than 1.5 million Americans have IBD, equally split between two chronic conditions, Crohn's disease and ulcerataive colitis. This book offers much needed support from a knowledgeable, caring authority who shares practical information on all aspects of living with IBD. Written in conversational, easy to understand style, this book is destined to be the classic self-management book on IBD from a highly credible source.

This is the first cookbook to include 100 top-notch recipes from leading chefs across the nation as well as those developed by food writer Lenkert, that are nutritionally analyzed by leading dietitian Alpert.

Sharkey, a fitness researcher, retired educator at the U. of Montana, and author, offers a guide that uses illustrations, charts, and graphs to show how different types of exercise and activity work and how the body changes with increased activity, along with providing specific exercises and programs. He outlines aerobic and muscular fitness, training, exercises, and personalized programs; nutrition and weight control; dealing with conditions...

Paging Dr. Jim, Dr. Travis, Dr. Lisa, and Dr. Drew! America needs your help--and your 5-minute health hints.   If you are like many, you probably think you just don't have time to be healthy: It's too much work, and there's just too much conflicting information out there. Both leave you feeling powerless. But the best doctors know that an informed patient is a healthy patient. So before you lift your hands in defeat, know that great health is...

The Diabetes Manifesto is a call to self-help, self-reliance, and action for people living with diabetes. Make small changes in your life that can garner big results. This includes not only optimizing medical care and managing symptoms of the disease, but also extends to relationships, emotions, activism, and much more. Your personal Diabetes Manifesto is your commitment to exploring and developing the possibilities of your life. Book jacket...

This workbook for patients offers a wealth of tools for keeping track of doctor visits, medications, treatments, and expenses while surviving breast cancer, combined with advice on preparing for different types of treatment and suggestions for regaining health after treatment. There is also an overview of reconstruction and prosthesis and related intimacy issues. The bulk of the book contains forms for organizing the medical team's contacts,...

Traumatic brain injury causes damage to the connections in many parts of the brain besides the focal point of the injury. It's not enough to heal medically. Brain Injury Rewiring for Loved Ones has extensive information about what happens in the brain when it is injured, and goes on to describe the medical care required during the initial stages of recovery. After that, the book makes it clear how loved ones can continue to help the survivor...

A Wall Street Journal Top Pick of 2010 A well-known and internationally recognized surgical oncologist, Dr. Marc Wallack kept fit by training as an avid marathoner. He was the rock of his family, at the top of his career, and an expert on health who practiced what he preached-until he suffered angina symptoms while on a run in Central Park. Two days later, after discovering his arteries were 95 percent blocked, he underwent quadruple bypass...