the longest mile a doctor a food fight and the footrace that rallied a community against cancer

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The Longest Mile

Author : Christine Meyer, MD
ISBN : 9781631520440
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 40. 19 MB
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In the course of their lifetime, one out of two men and one out of three women will be diagnosed with cancer. Many of us watch in desperation as our friends and loved ones fight for their lives. But after seeing several of her patients and her dearest aunt engage in a battle with cancer, Dr. Christine Meyer decided to embark on a quest for hope—and through happenstance and love, a team of runners emerged that empowered a community to make a difference, not only in the lives of cancer patients, but in one another’s lives. Along the way, Meyer learned that the true measure of a doctor’s success is not the number of lives saved but the number of lives touched.

Half Assed

Author : Jennette Fulda
ISBN : 9781580052788
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 90. 37 MB
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After undergoing gall bladder surgery at age twenty-three, Jennette Fulda decided it was time to lose some weight. Actually, more like half her weight. At the time, Jennette weighed 372 pounds. Jennette was not born fat. But, by fifth grade, her response to a school questionnaire asking “what would you change about your appearance” was “I would be thinner.” Sound familiar? Half-Assed is the captivating and incredibly honest story of Jennette’s journey to get in shape, lose weight, and change her life. From the beginning—dusting off her never-used treadmill and steering clear of the donut shop—to the end with her goal weight in sight, Jennette wows readers with her determined persistence to shed pounds and the ability to maintain her ever-present sense of self.

Stay Breathe With Me

Author : Irene Allison
ISBN : 9781631520631
Genre : Medical
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Serious, incurable illness is a drama of body, mind, and soul where symptoms and suffering cannot be separated from the person who is ill. Yet that is what happens in our modern medical system, a system so focused on technology and cure, it loses sight of the person behind the illness. The result is cruel and needless suffering. In Stay, Breathe with Me, the authors make the argument that it’s time to revive the art of care. If we fully embrace the human side of illness, if we remove the false barriers separating caregivers from the seriously ill, we can meet in that space of shared humanity and universal human needs. This is the space of heart and compassion, where healing hands can be guided by the wisdom of the patient and where suffering can be eased. Informed by the voices of the seriously ill, their families, and the lifelong experience of a pioneer in palliative care, Stay, Breathe with Me illustrates how to bring heart back into healthcare and compassion for those who need it most.


Author : Tony Grice
ISBN : 0873226135
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 87. 62 MB
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>Badminton: Steps to Success> offers 10 easy-to-follow steps designed to help players learn and practice key skills.The book features 83 drills that develop players` skills. The drills come with performance goals and a list of key points to remember when executing each drill. Plus, many include instructions for increasing or decreasing the level of difficulty.Each step is an easy transition from the one before. The first steps--racquet handling, serving, and overhead strokes--provide a solid foundation for the more sophisticated strokes and strategies that follow. As players progress, they`ll learn to execute more difficult techniques--drop shots, smashes, and drives.By studying the book`s 112 illustrations and following the simple instructions, readers will learn:- why each skill or concept is important;- how to analyze and correct common errors;- how to practice each skill in a realistic way;- proper racquet handling, position, and footwork;- the mechanics for five basic serves (long serve, forehand and backhand short serves, drive serve, and flick serve); and- six basic strokes (overhead, clear, drop shot, smash, drive, and around the head).The book also discusses the basic principles that guide singles` play and fundamental strategies and formations for doubles` play.Part of the highly popular Steps to Success Activity Series, this book will help badminton enthusiasts become more confident and capable players.

Food Policy

Author : Janel Obenchain
ISBN : 1439880247
Genre : Medical
File Size : 44. 60 MB
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Access to safe, adequate, and nutritionally balanced food is a cornerstone of public health. Food Policy: Looking Forward from the Past examines the influences of grassroots movements, the government, and industry on the US food systems. The authors explore the intersection of food and nutrition and how policy influences this overlap. They illuminate how current food policies stem from choices made (or abandoned) along the way. Sprinkled throughout the book are challenging questions meant to evoke critical analysis and inspire further, in-depth exploration. Although the book focuses mainly on policy, it provides enough detailed nutrition information to put the policy discussion in historical context. It examines the emergence of trends, food policies, and legislation balancing issues of food, nutrition and diet-related conditions, such as obesity. It also covers food markets, sustainable agriculture, dietary guidelines and dietary allowances, food labeling, food safety, and school wellness. The book details the nuances of policy discussions and the struggles of the FDA in regulating fortification, food additives, and the development of daily values for nutrients. It also examines themes of government action versus individual liberty. With balanced coverage of nutrition and policy issues, the book illustrates how the past gave rise to the present. It poses many questions, not the least of which is: Do we have the right to know how our food is produced? The balanced coverage of nutrition and policy issues in this book gives you the foundation to critically explore the influence of food policy on public health.

The Friendship Fix

Author : Andrea Bonior, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781429977876
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 57. 61 MB
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Had enough of that bridezilla? Feeling alone in a new city? Dealing with the trauma of the worst breakup ever—with someone you never even made out with? We've heard the path to fulfillment has much to do with relationships. But while it's often thought that for young women, it's all about finding the right man, real women beg to differ: It's friendships that are at the heart of happiness. Unfortunately, they're also at the heart of drama, stress, and sometimes not-so-great escapades after that fifth martini. And, technology, from texting to Facebook, has made all friendships more complicated than ever. At last comes The Friendship Fix, jam-packed with practical ways to improve your life by improving your circle. From dealing with friends-with-benefits to coworkers from the dark side, from feeling alone to being desperate to defriend a few dozen people, Andrea Bonior, Ph.D. helps you make the most of your friendships, whether they be old, new, online, or in person.

Healing With Vitamins

Author : Editors of Rodale Health Books
ISBN : 9781605296647
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 56. 3 MB
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Vitamins and minerals are the very essence of human existence. Getting enough of these essential nutrients could be one's best insurance against illness. What's more, a large and growing body of nutrition research suggests that in therapeutic dosages, certain vitamins and minerals may slow and perhaps reverse the disease process. The trick is getting the right nutrients in the right amounts--too little won't have any effect, and too much could do more harm than good. Healing with Vitamins offers complete nutrient prescriptions for 90 common health concerns, including allergies, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, insomnia, and migraines. It also offers: Important information on controversial supplements such as beta carotene and vitamin E Helpful guidelines for choosing the most effective supplements The lowdown on medications that can deplete key vitamins and minerals Condition-specific food remedies that can support the healing process In-depth instructions for using supplements safely Every recommendation draws on the very latest findings from the front lines of nutrition science, plus the knowledge and insight of preeminent physicians, dietitians, and nutrition experts. Healing with Vitamins cuts through the overwhelming choices of supplements and tells readers what to take, in what amount, and how, for optimal therapeutic benefit.

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