The Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto: Action to Take, Principles to Live by (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Julia Stachowiak


ISBN: 1458757390

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 634

View: 6910

Julie Stachowiak, PhD is the About. com Guide to Multiple Sclerosis. As anepidemiologist who is also a person living with MS, Julie has an in-depth understanding about the scientific developments around MS and the personal side of living with a chronic illness. She has been the best MS writer on the web. In the Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto Julie has given us a call to self-help, self-reliance, and political action. The books covers such diverse topics as: How to create your personal mission statement; How to protect yourself by learning more about medications you are currently taking or considering to take; How to determine what you want in a doctor and how to evaluate the doctor you have; The importance of celebrating your successes; Tips to make disclosing your MS status to friends, family and others easier; Finding a support group Learning to stand up for yourself Joining the fight - Adding your voice to the movement.

The Diabetes Manifesto

Take Charge of Your Life

Author: Lynn Crowe,Julie Stachowiak, PhD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1932603948

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 266

View: 4218

Provides information for diabetes sufferers on such topics as learning about medications, selecting a doctor, and handling complications, and offers guidance on managing the disease and addressing it with a positive, assertive attitude.

Multiple Sclerosis

Author: Richard Spilsbury

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508182833

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8898

Multiple sclerosis, a progressive autoimmune disorder that affects the central nervous system, usually develops between the ages of twenty and fifty. This guide to multiple sclerosis describes the difference between the four types of the disease and how sufferers can manage their symptoms through medications such as corticosteroids. Though scientists are unsure what causes MS or how to prevent it from flaring up, readers will learn about new research into the genetic factors of the disease that could lead to new gene therapy treatments.

The Soul's Bridge

One Woman's Journey Through Life, Death, and Everything in Between

Author: Georgiann Kiricoples

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1624884393

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 167

View: 798

The adopted daughter of a Greek Orthodox priest and presbytera, Georgiann Kiricoples had her first paranormal experience as a teenager, and thus began her interest in the metaphysical world. Hearing a psychic on the radio made her more determined than ever to explore her intuitive gifts. She honed her skills working directly with well-known physics, then proceeded to build a successful career in the entertainment and business management fields. In her first book, Kiricoples follows the common thread of extrasensory occurrences from stories she has heard about family members to her own firsthand experiences. Always an independent thinker with unwavering curiosity, she demonstrates a commitment to continual growth and learning, expanding her knowledge and interests to include the realm of natural health. This volume offers fascinating insights into the paranormal world that will intrigue not only the uninitiated reader but also the person who is interested in further exploring his or her gift of “seeing.” Georgiann Kiricoples worked as an executive assistant to a celebrity radio psychic in the early 1990s while traveling the Top-20 radio market. She is the founder and owner of an entertainment and business management company, Kirico Inc. , which began operations in 1996. She is an associate member of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) from 1997 to the present. She has hosted an Internet radio show, Breaking Through, since 2007, on which she proudly interviews high-profile guests. She is a top-rated business advisor, and she is included in the book Talk Radio Wants You: An Intimate Guide to 700 Shows and How to Get Invited by Francine Silverman. Now she adds “author” to her list of credentials,and she will also resume her role as a professional speaker.

Fighting Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: Practical Ways to Create New Habits and Increase Your Energy (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Lowenstein


ISBN: 1458752658

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 212

View: 3802

""400,000 people in the U.S. alone have multiple sclerosis. Of that, 86% cite fatigue as the number one symptom of their disease. Commonly people resort to substances such as caffeine, sugar and medications to combat fatigue with mixed results and uncertain health effects. Occupational therapists teach clients Energy Conservation Techniques to deal with their fatigue without resorting to drugs. These approaches have been shown, through research, to have positive impacts on individual s ability to deal with this debilitating symptom of MS. The information in Fighting Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: Practical Ways to Create New Habits and Increase Your Energy will help individuals with MS learn techniques to assist them in having more energy to do the activities they enjoy. Many people give up doing the fun activities in their lives in order to get through the """"must dos."""" This book will give them the tools to manage their time and activities in order to do both. Nancy Lowenstein s expertise on fatigue management, rehabilitation and environmental modifications make this the go-to book for dealing with fatigue and multiple sclerosis. ""

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis

An Evidence-based Guide to Recovery

Author: George Jelinek

Publisher: Prof George Jelinek

ISBN: 1742371795

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 375

View: 6963

Presents an overview about multiple sclerosis, proposes that lifestyle choices play a large role in its development, and offers recommendations for how to manage the disease.

Voices of Multiple Sclerosis

The Healing Companion : Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength

Author: Richard Day Gore

Publisher: Lachance Pub Llc

ISBN: 9781934184080

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 179

View: 9296

Offers candid stories of forty diverse individuals who have been affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), and also features current medical information by experts in the fields of MS research and treatment.

We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere

Author: Gillian Anderson,Jennifer Nadel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150112627X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 6082

Explores how women can use psychological and spiritual tools to create a more fulfilling way of life and to attain happiness and freedom from the have-it-all superwoman culture.

It's Not All in Your Head

"Anxiety, Depresson, Mood Swings, and MS

Author: Patricia Farrell, PhD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781935281511

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 424

View: 4809

One of the greatest challenges people face when dealing with an unpredictable disease such as Multiple Sclerosis is learning to overcome the psychological burden of not knowing what each day will bring. MS is a true roller coaster of emotions and dealing with these feelings is a critical issue for people living with the disease. According to WebMD, symptoms of depression severe enough to warrant medical intervention affect up to half of all people living with MS. It's Not All in Your Head is a cognitive-behavioral approach to overcoming the depression, anxiety,and stress that goes hand-in-hand with MS. Dr. Farrell helps individuals and their families develop a better understanding of the effects that MS has on mood levels and anxiety and offers a plan of simple remediation in a self-help format. It's Not All in Your Head shows that: MS patients' depression and anxiety can be related to their medical condition Exercise can promote growth in brain connections and help alleviate depression Pain severity in MS can be lessenedthrough stemming anxiety Social involvement is key to maintaining mental and physical health

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 5261

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The Paleo Manifesto

Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health

Author: John Durant

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307889181

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 359

View: 4544

Combining science, culture, anthropology, and philosophy, explains how to stay healthy and live with purpose in the modern world by returning to the way humanity's hunter-gatherer ancestors ate, moved, and lived in the wild.

Mental Sharpening Stones

Manage the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis: Easyread Large Edition

Author: Jeffrey N. Gingold


ISBN: 1458739260

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

View: 7177

Providing real-life techniques garnered from MS patients and professionals, Mental Sharpening Stones: Manage the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis shows how intellectual faculties can be retained and even sharpened through a program of mental discipline. The book includes: with Montel Williams, New York Times bestselling author Richard Cohen, and Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, Mary Mullarkey, on how they have coped and succeeded in the face of cognitive challenges; Concrete ''Mental Sharpening Stones'' listed at the end of each chapter to aid individuals in managing cognitive loss; Advice from others living with MS as well as established experts in the field on cognitive issues. The strategies outlined in this book will be a vital step toward helping those living with MS cope with and even overcome these cognitive challenges.

Multiple Sclerosis

The Questions You Have-The Answers You Need

Author: Rosalind C. Kalb, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1617050768

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 496

View: 2161

Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need, 5th Edition is the definitive guide for everyone concerned with the disease - those who have MS and those who share their lives with someone who has it. It covers a wide range of topics in an accessible question and answer format that allows people to easily find the information they need while providing a model of successful communication with healthcare providers. The contributors are leading authorities in all areas of multiple sclerosis management, who proffer expert answers to the most common questions about living with MS-medical, emotional, social, and economic - and represents a interdisciplinary approach to the disease. The book's goal is to help those living with MS live the lives they aspire to lead. The chapters cover everything from treatment to emotional, sexual, and employment issues. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout. The book provides the most current information on multiple sclerosis including a review of the controversy surrounding CCVSI, discussion of the first two pills in development for the disease, new information on the drug Tysabri, emotional issues, and the family. The thoroughly revised and updated fifth edition of the classic Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need answers even more of your questions about how to live and thrive with MS. What are the current drug therapies for MS? What about alternative medicine? Should I exercise? How common is depression with MS?

The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology and Devices

Tools and Gadgets for Living Independently

Author: Suzanne Robitaille


ISBN: 145876396X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 340

View: 3081

This book is an illustrated guide to assistive technologies and devices (AT/AD). It chronicles the use of AT/AD - technology used by individuals with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. In general, AT can include mobility devices such as walkers and wheelchairs, as well as hardware, software, and peripherals that assist people with disabilities in accessing computers or other information technologies. Advanced AT has coincided with the advent of personal electronic devices that could be customized for use, such as computers and smart phones. For people with disabilities, AT includes simple gadgets for the home and office, electronic gadgets and complex computer systems for the workplace, mobility aids and accessible vans for getting around and modified equipment for lifestyle needs, such as talking ATMs and strobe light alarm systems. This book empowers people with disabilities to use assistive technologies to overcome some of their physical or mental limitations and have a more equal playing field. It includes real-life examples about how people with disabilities are using assistive technology (AT) to assist them in daily tasks, and discusses emotional issues related to AT/AD.

My Story: A Photographic Essay on Life with Multiple Sclerosis (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Amelia Davis


ISBN: 145875569X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

View: 3661

In a series of dramatic essays and photographs by the renowned San Francisco-based photographer Amelia Davis, My Story is an evocative description of what it is like to live with multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease that affects about 350,000 Americans and whose cause is still not entirely known. The essays and accompanying photographs in this highly engaging, beautifully illustrated book poignantly portray the lives of thirty-two men and women from the ages of seventeen to seventy and of various ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds who share the challenge of living with MS. Some, like Amelia, use no mobility aids, while others use canes, wheelchairs, or electric scooters. All have had to face the challenges and limitations that MS has imposed upon their lives, and each has devised unique and often creative coping strategies. Accompanying each essay are commentaries by family members and friends that express their own personal feelings and experiences of living with this disease. Here are the inspirational stories of women, men, and children who live with this disease. Many have children; one or two are currently expecting them. Treatments and therapies for slowing the progression of the disease are revealed and shared, from the latest advances in prescription medication to alternative methods of coping, including yoga, exercise and competitive sports, creative activities such as writing and art, and even community activism. A wide range of accompanying stories by spouses, children, and other loved ones depict the ups and downs of living and caring for someone who has MS, from the moment of first diagnosis to dealing with its ongoing challenges. All are strong reminders of the selflessness of the human spirit, and its ability to nurture and remain strong under even adverse circumstances. Highly motivating and deeply inspirational, My Story will be welcomed by anyone who lives with or shares the life of someone who has MS.

Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis

Author: Jeffrey Gingold

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1936303205

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 209

View: 5047

" When attorney Jeffrey N. Gingold misplaced his wife on the living room couch, and became lost while driving just blocks from his home, little did he know that he was experiencing a hidden symptom of multiple sclerosis: cognitive difficulties. Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis is a courageous and compelling personal account of one man's anguishing struggle with this aspect of the disease. It was written for the silent majority of MS patients who are privately dealing with MS cognitive symptoms and potential disabilities. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society estimates that over 400,000 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and there are millions more worldwide. Conservatively speaking, half of them will encounter varying degrees of cognitive difficulties. Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis brings this hidden disability into the open. It is an essential resource that will educate individuals coping with multiple sclerosis, and inform their families, caregivers, doctors and therapists. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated for medical accuracy. The book includes a new foreword written by Joyce Nelson of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) and two completely new chapters that follow Jeffrey's journey since 2006. Not only did he become more active in the movement to cure MS, he also became more disabled, and ended up switching to a more controversial MS treatment, that has, so far, made his disease go back into remission. Whether or not a person is dealing with the cognitive issues associated with multiple sclerosis this book deserves to be on the bookshelf of every individual who is dealing with multiple sclerosis. "

Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries

A Critical Appraisal of Catches and Ecosystem Impacts

Author: Daniel Pauly,Dirk Zeller

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610917693

Category: Nature

Page: 497

View: 5721

The Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries is the first and only book to provide accurate, country-by-country fishery catch data. This groundbreaking information has been gathered from independent sources by the world's foremost fisheries experts. Edited by Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller of the Sea Around Us Project, the Atlas includes one-page reports on 273 countries and their territories, plus fourteen topical global chapters. Each national report describes the current state of the country's fishery; the policies, politics, and social factors affecting it; and potential solutions. The global chapters address cross-cutting issues, from the economics of fisheries to the impacts of mariculture. Extensive maps and graphics offer attractive and accessible visual representations.

The Paradoxical Brain

Author: Narinder Kapur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139495798

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 7053

The Paradoxical Brain focuses on a range of phenomena in clinical and cognitive neuroscience that are counterintuitive and go against the grain of established thinking. The book covers a wide range of topics by leading researchers, including: • Superior performance after brain lesions or sensory loss • Return to normal function after a second brain lesion in neurological conditions • Paradoxical phenomena associated with human development • Examples where having one disease appears to prevent the occurrence of another disease • Situations where drugs with adverse effects on brain functioning may have beneficial effects in certain situations A better understanding of these interactions will lead to a better understanding of brain function and to the introduction of new therapeutic strategies. The book will be of interest to those working at the interface of brain and behaviour, including neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists.