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A HISTORY OF ORTHOPEDICS portrays the beginning of orthopedic surgery from ancient times to the current era. It follows the gradual development of a specialty from Egypt to the European continent and England and from there to the United States of America. After the discovery of anesthesia and x-rays in the 19th century, a more rapid development of surgical endeavors led to the current situation where arthroscopy could view and treat deranged joint mechanics, and painful arthritic joints could be replaced. Many of the important persons who helped reach this current state are listed with their contributions. Whereas in the 19th century orthopedic surgery was still considered part of general surgery, in the 20th century the two specialties became separated. In addition, there was a struggle between conservative practitioners (the “Strap and Buckle” doctors) and those who felt surgical intervention provided better results.
About the Author:
Retired Orthopedic Surgeon Justin Howland practiced orthopedics in Redding, California for 28 years. After graduating from Yale University, he received his MD degree from N.Y. Medical College. He interned at Kaiser in San Francisco, and his residency was at Fitzsimons in Denver. After a tour in Europe and a stint as Chief of Orthopedics at Fort Dix, N. J., he and his family (five children) returned to California.$2.99–$29.10
With the affordable care bill taking center stage in Washington these days, the book highlights in a satirical and sarcastic style the real issues of American health care system. While all the players including pharmaceutical industry, insurance giants and health care systems have muscle power, the most vulnerable group that is our patients and their families desperately need a lobbying seat in the Congress.
The book is short and concise to be read in a single day.
About the author
Ajay Sandhu M.D., D.M.R.T.
Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology
Distinguished Senior Faculty
Assistant Vice-Chair for VA Affairs
Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
University of California San Diego
Moores Cancer Center$6.99
One phone call hurt Rosalie so much. Bob's boss told her that her brother has to retire because he wasn't as reliable as he used to be, and the company didn't want to be liable for any accident caused by his disability. She couldn't believe that the company whom Bob served for forty years treated him like a thing—he was dispensable. Nonetheless, she agreed that her brother has to retire.
Robert “Bob” Contino was diagnosed with a mild case of “schizophrenia,” or as Dad used to say, “A tip of the iceberg. A tip,” as a young man, and Rosalie knew that taking care of her sixty-one-year-old brother would be a challenge. She noticed her brother's limping, but Bob was more physically sick than she thought. As laboratory tests were administered to him, more and more ailments manifested themselves–some even fatal. For the love of Bob, Rosalie put off many of her plans to take care of him as she has vowed to their deceased parents.
He annoyed her with his sarcasm and impertinence, but looking back at her brother's life and the painful experiences he had to endure, she put everything into its proper perspective and remembered Bob fondly, as she reflects on the lessons.$9.99–$24.99
THE POWER OF BERRIES
This book traces the history of the use of berries in the food chain and their folklore historical use in the treatment of many diseases. More than 40 years of scientific research has convinced top doctors in the world that berries can improve your health and add years to your life. Stacks of studies prove that berries:
- Guard against heart disease.
- Fight colds.
- Lower the risk of developing cancer.
- Maintain normal blood pressure.
- Reduces body fat.
- And do so much more!
This book traces some of the latest research on The Power of Berries in easy-to-understand language. So, while the scientists look for the cure for cancer, heart disease and other diseases or ailments, berries offer great promise. You can add berries to your own arsenal to beat illness and stay well.
Stephen Holt MD. DSc is a pioneer of Integrative Medicine, best-selling author and medical practitioner in New York State.$2.99–$9.99
Scientists continue to enumerate the benefits of plant-based protein diets for the population at large, but only a limited number of people hear and act on this simple message. This circumstance creates a monumental task in any attempts to change the eating habits of a nation. While it is often difficult to pin-point the influence of certain or individual dietary constituents on health, it appears clear that strong carnivorous tendencies tend to breed ill health. The over inclusion of meat protein in the human diet presents excessive intake of saturated fat and cholesterol and it contributes to excess morbidity and mortality from cancer, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. While this book highlights the negative effects of excessive animal protein on health, it presents foundations to support the conclusion that a change towards plant protein intake will confer health benefits on the U.S. nation or much of Western society.
Stephen Holt MD. DSc is a pioneer of Integrative Medicine, best-selling author and medical practitioner in New York State.$2.99–$16.99
Women’s Wellness is a very complex subject that has been summarized in this book, with special emphasis on menopausal disorders and premenstrual syndrome. In this book, there is a reasonably comprehensive account of hormone replacement therapy including discussions about its disadvantages and limitations. A growing number of physicians have opted to use “natural hormones” as a basis of their treatment approach. While menopause is a principal problem for the mature woman, the book describes the male equivalent of this problem, namely the andropause. How the andropausal male interacts with the menopausal female is an important issue that I have termed the omnipause. A major strength in this book is the description of the use of remedies of natural origin for female complaints. This approach is apparent in Dr. Holt’s development of therapeutic “Menoplans.” The book is meant to match today’s changes in treatment paradigms towards more natural forms of treatment for women’s woes.
Stephen Holt MD. DSc is a pioneer of Integrative Medicine, best-selling author and medical practitioner in New York State.$2.99–$22.99
Lyme disease is a contagious disease that is a common and troubling medical dilemma for horse patients. Learn your enemy before it attacks you and your prized horse. Basic and thorough knowledge about this disease and its related illnesses, its sources, and remedies can help stop its potential spread into your homes and stables.
Deal with Lyme disease the right way.
About the Author:
Mark T. Reilly, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Equine) is a practicing veterinarian for over twenty-five years. He earned his bachelor of science degree in animal science at the University of New Hampshire. He continued his education at the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. He owns and operates the South Shore Equine Clinic & Diagnostic Center in Plympton, Massachusetts.
Dr. Reilly has presented numerous times to local, national, and international horse owner and veterinary seminars.$2.99–$10.98
The book you hold in your hands tells the remarkable story of one woman’s journey from a diagnosis of irreversible brain damage-that would leave her with an 8th grade IQ-to her stunning and unexpected recovery from both physical and mental deterioration.
In spite of the opinions of experts who claimed she would never return from such a prognosis, she did rebound, accompanied by a radical life change which led her to become a holistic health practitioner-a board-certified Naturopath and Nutritionist, with the added bonus of finding her life’s calling by improving the health and the quality of others’ lives.
Her story is an inspiring account that carries a message of hope for all who seek to achieve wellness and healing in their own physical, mental, and spiritual lives. Sherin Lee’s story will provide you with inspiration and hope as you follow her on your own health journey.
Lee is a firm believer that we shall lay witness to many cures that the medical sciences of today…claim impossible. This book encourages everyone’s belief that in life, in YOUR life, “all things are possible to he who believes” and it all begins with hope.
And anything can happen when one has hope.
If you have been keeping company with your enemy called FEAR—command it to leave!
Sherin Lee ND CNC has been engaged in such diverse occupations as modeling, interior design, television, and restaurant management, along with a successful insurance career. Physical and mental damage from a life-threatening automobile accident led her to a climactic shift in her life’s view.$12.99
Rejuvenation 2.0 explains the fundamental basis for how and why our cells get old and die. It begins with vascular inflammatory free radical impingements on capillary- endothelial cell basement membranes that occur as a result of repetitive- maladaptive behaviors and lifestyle choices. The free radical impingements block the back and forth pivot and swing of capillary cell outer membranes and mitochondria. When capillary cell mitochondria don’t swing combustion from energy to nitric oxide, chronic inflammation within end organ interstitial spaces will take the signaling lead to foment disease venues, deterioration of end organ function and set off relentless waves of fatigue and pain. The way back to wellness can be difficult but begins with reducing vascular inflammatory free radial impingements on capillary endothelial cell basement membranes to unlock the capillary cell pivot and swing dance. Its anti-inflammatory pace and stem and ricochet signaling effect to mesenchymal and end organ cells as well as to the interstitial space will follow, as chronic inflammation takes a check mate.
About the Author:
Bio/about the author (max 100 words): Dr. Buckingham is a practicing physician, research scientist, author, patient advocate and consultant of complex chronic medical issues for 40 years. During this span, he has been the last of a medical generation to experience the rarified air of the broadest swath of patient experience; from seeing everyday patients in the office, to consulting on complex cases in the operating and emergency rooms, to managing the sickest of the lot in the intensive care unit. It is from this vast swath of care that repeated patterns of disease and chronic illness emerged and gave impetus to seek out the root cause to these patterns. The fourth book in a series, Rejuvenation 2.0! lays out the case for how chronic inflammation extorts signaling control of the interstitial space by blocking the capillary cell dance, and then utilizing our own immune arsenal to expand disease venues and disrupt end organ function.$5.99–$42.49
Everyone wishes to cling to eternal youth, but father time inevitably takes its toll. This book reviews health challenges that occur with age and provides sound advice on how to stall the aging process. While the physical consequences of aging can be masked by cosmetic surgery this approach is one of several quick fixes applied to aging. This book is not about quick fixes for aging, it delves into the fundamentals of aging and incorporates advice on socio-behavioral factors that affect aging. In the presence of many anti-aging antics, this book describes the inevitable advancement of age with a clear set of instructions on anti-aging tactics. Enjoy this book with confidence that it may give you a chance to live longer in better general health.$2.99–$19.99