Health, Family & Lifestyle Reference Books

Sars: Reception and Interpretation in Three Chinese Cities (Routledge Contemporary China Series Book 16)

SARS (Acute Respiratory Syndrome) first presented itself to the global medical community as a case of atypical pneumonia in one small Chinese village in November 2002. Three months later the mysterious illness rapidly spread and appeared in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Toronto and then Singapore. The high fatality rate and sheer speed at which this disease spread prompted the World Health Organization to initiate a medieval practice of quarantine in the absence of any scientific knowledge of the disease. Now three years on from the initital outbreak, SARS poses no major threat and has vanished from the global media.Written by a team of contributors from a wide variety of disciplines, this book investigates the rise and subsequent decline of SARS in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan. Multidisciplinary in its approach, SARS explores the epidemic from the perspectives of cultural geography, media studies and popular culture, and raises a number of important issues such as the political fate of the new democracy, spatial governance and spatial security, public health policy making, public culture formation, the role the media play in social crisis, and above all the special relations between the three countries in the context of globalization and crisis. It provides new and profound insights into what is still a highly topical issue in today’s world.

How to Order Your Own Bloodwork and Why You Should

Spend $0.99 and save hundreds of dollars opting out of insurance billing.How to Order Your Own Bloodwork and Why You Should is a short book detailing how to use online services to patient pay for comprehensive testing panels. Learn three examples of medical conditions that rarely receive complete evaluation because insurance doesn't pay for comprehensive bloodwork:Cholesterol Testing - learn how an advanced lipoprotein panel can reveal that high cholesterol may not be a problem requiring treatment with statin drugs. Change the conversation with your doctor, prepared with evidence that supersedes a basic lipid panel.Thyroid Testing - Feeling fatigue and gaining weight but your thyroid labs are normal? Learn what thyroid tests can best diagnose subclinical hypothyroidism, including comprehensive bloodwork to help detect autoimmune Hashimoto's thyroiditis.Advanced Metabolic Testing for Cancer Patients - Learn the ideal reference ranges for vitamins, minerals, and blood sugar markers as an adjunct to conventional cancer therapy. Optimize your nutrition and monitor your treatment progress with regular lab work.

Cardiopulmonary Science for Respiratory Therapists: Welcome to the 21st Century

I have dedicated over one thousand pages of respiratory processes and information to give the respiratory practitioners and pulmonary physicians a sincere opportunity at extending their basic knowledge and understanding of the varied and complex cardiopulmonary system.