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Mammography And Early Breast Cancer Detection

Author : Alan B. Hollingsworth, M.D.
ISBN : 9781476666105
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"Detailed, clearly written chapters...the author...uses his expertise and current findings to convince readers that screening is still worth it. There are an abundance of 'less-is-more' resources available on this subject; however, Hollingsworth's confident, accessible argument against such a philosophy provides a welcome look at another option"--Library Journal "What a prodigious accomplishment! My congratulations to Dr. Hollingsworth!"--Stephen Feig, M.D. Early detection of breast cancer is critical. Yet efforts to cut back on mammography or even stop screening altogether have been gaining ground in the medical community's decades-long debate over testing and treatment. It is not a purely scientific debate--back-room politics and hidden agendas have played as much a role as clinical data, leading to some surprising conclusions. Written by one of the first physicians in the country to specialize in breast cancer risk assessment, genetic testing and high-risk interventions, this book focuses on the screening controversy and explains the arguments used on both sides. The author covers the history of screening, from the first mobile unit on the streets of Manhattan to the cutting edge imaging technology of today.

Managing Hypertension

Author : Sandra A. Moulton
ISBN : 9781476622477
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common chronic disease affecting people of different ages, cultural backgrounds and socio-economic statuses worldwide. Research links hypertension to increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease and cardiovascular disease—the leading cause of death worldwide. This book provides an up-to-date illustrated overview of research findings concerning hypertension, covering risk factors, increase in prevalence, cultures affected and challenges to treating and managing the disease in specific populations. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods for effectively managing hypertension are discussed.

When Love Meets Dementia

Author : Ada Anbar
ISBN : 9781476633763
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) is now recognized as one of the most common forms of dementia in individuals under age 65, second only to Alzheimer’s. Shedding light on a little known brain disease, this volume examines FTD from a few angles, beginning with the author’s insightful memoir of her husband’s struggle with FTD and its impact on their family. Detailed background information on the disease is provided along with discussion of related issues, and information on how to minimize the chances of becoming a victim.

Toxic Nation

Author : Fred Setterberg
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006046531
Genre : Nature
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Looks at communities where grass roots movements have started to oppose the use of pesticides and the development of unsafe toxic waste sites

Abstracts Annual Meeting Of The American Public Health Association And Related Organizations

Author : American Public Health Association. Meeting
ISBN : UCLA:L0067737973
Genre : Public health
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Science Abstracts

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