The definitive story of American health care todayits causes, consequences, and confusionsIn March 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. It was the most extensive reform of America’s health care system since at least the creation of Medicare in 1965, and maybe ever. The ACA was controversial and highly political, and the law faced legal challenges reaching all the way to the Supreme Court; it even precipitated a government shutdown. It was a signature piece of legislation for President Obama’s first term, and also a ball and chain for his second.Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania who also served as a special adviser to the White House on health care reform, has written a brilliant diagnostic explanation of why health care in America has become such a divisive social issue, how money and medicine have their ownquite distinctAmerican story, and why reform has bedeviled presidents of the left and right for more than one hundred years.
PublicAffairs; 1 edition
On the Backs of Tortoises
By Hennessy, Elizabeth
Living with Alzheimer's
By Beard, ReneÌe L
News of Alzheimer's disease is constantly in the headlines. Every day we hear heart-wrenching stories of people caring for a loved one who has become a shell of their former self, of projections about rising incidence rates, and of cures that are just around the corner. However, we don't see or hear from the people who actually have the disease. In Living with Alzheimer's, Renée L. Beard argues that the exclusively negative portrayals of Alzheimer's are grossly inaccurate. To understand what life with memory loss is really like, Beard draws on intensive observations of nearly 100 seniors undergoing cognitive evaluation, as well as post-diagnosis interviews with individuals experiencing late-in-life forgetfulness. Since we all forget sometimes, seniors with an Alzheimer's diagnosis ultimately need to be socialized into medicalized interpretations of their forgetfulness.
New York University Press
The New Lean for Life
By Graff, Cynthia Stamper
Weeks to Lose the Weight.4 Phases to Keep It Off.The Lean for Life program has been used for over 40 years in Lindora Clinics to help over 500,000 people lose millions of pounds.Now this classic bestseller has been completely revised and updated based on groundbreaking new research about the brain's role in weight loss. The New Lean for Life uses a revolutionary "smart carb" program coupled with powerful behavioral modification to shrink fat cells while stabilizing blood sugar, reducing inflammation and establishing new habits that will sustain a leaner, healthier you. The easy-to-follow daily plans anticipate your thoughts, needs and cravings before they hit so that you are sure to stay on track and succeed. Results are quick - you'll experience rapid weight loss in just 4 weeks - and lasting.
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Eat for Life
By Fuhrman, Joel
Add years to your life and life to your years with #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Joel Fuhrman no-nonsense, results-driven nutrition plan that will help you look and feel your best inside and out.
Eat for Life is the first book to showcase Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Nutritarian Diet in full - the most practical, balanced, and focused way to eat, lose weight, and live longer. Emphasizing high-nutrient, whole plant foods that supply abundant amounts of micronutrients, it can broken down into a simple equation: H = N/C. Or, Health= Nutrient intake per Calorie consumed.
Most Americans are deficient in micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and consume too many macronutrients (calories) . Natural, colorful plant foods contain the largest assortment of micronutrients, including anti-cancer phytochemicals. When consumed in large quantities every day, these plant foods are proven to decrease cravings, reverse the symptoms of nearly every disease, and maintain ideal weight. The Nutrarian Diet helps you shed more pounds, reach lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels, reverse diabetes better, and reduce hunger and cravings more than any other program available.
Combining Dr. Fuhrman's wise food and lifestyle advice with his famously straightforward, practical recipes, Eat for Life is a daily guide to eating well, a healthy cookbook and meal plan, and a blunt kick-in-the-butt to help you take control of your health destiny. All people - sick or healthy, overweight or slim, young or old - can benefit from this plan. Eat for Life will help our bodies to thrive and experience a modern miracle: a long, disease-free life without heart disease, strokes, dementia, or even cancer."
The PrayFit Diet
By Pena, Jimmy
The exercise physiologist, speaker, and bestselling author, whose clients have included LL Cool J and Tyler Perry, offers nourishment for your faith and your body, with this "one-of-a-kind concept from the best in the business" (Mario Lopez).Jimmy Peña, one of the nation's most sought-after fitness experts, has been trusted by some of the most prominent names in the entertainment industry to help them look and feel their best. His highest calling, however, is transforming the bodies and souls of people all over the country through his powerful combination of faith and fitness called PrayFit. In The PrayFit Diet, Peña outlines an easy, effective program - including shopping lists, daily menus, and simple, delicious recipes - to help you lose up to twenty pounds in thirty-three days.
How Memory Works--and How to Make It Work for You
By Phd, Robert Madigan
Do you wish you could recall the names of people you just met? What if birthdays, important errands, and online passwords rarely slipped your mind? Psychologist Robert Madigan is an expert in the memory arts--practical, proven methods for improving the ability to retain and use information. Like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, its important to exercise memory in simple ways every day. Thats where this science-based guide can help. Dr. Madigan explains how memory works and presents innovative mnemonic devices and visualization techniques that will help you sharpen your mental skills avoid embarrassing lapses and remember faces, appointments, facts, numbers, lists, and much more. Reclaim your brain--this book shows how. ,
The Guilford Press; 1 edition
By Desmond, Tara Mataraza
For the Most Delicious - and Healthiest - Pregnancy Fuel!
As a trained chef, Tara Mataraza Desmond knows how to cook - and eat. But when she became pregnant, all bets were off, and seemingly all food was suspect. Deli meat, raw milk cheese, and alcohol were out, but what is in? Lists of "verboten" foods were easy to find, but healthful, doable meals that would appeal to a pregnant woman's finicky appetite and also feed her baby in the best way were not. Relying on prenatal vitamins didn't sound very satisfying for this ambitious cook, who is most at ease in front of the stove. So with registered dietitian Shirley Fan, Desmond put together delicious, healthy recipes with the baby bump in mind.
Sections include "What to Eat When You Don't Want to Eat," for that queasy and crucial first trimester, while the six chapters of recipes are accompanied by nutritional facts and bonus info to take you through all nine months (and beyond) . An Iced Coffee Thickshake and a slice of Nectarine Pecan Baked Oatmeal can start the morning off right, while the Trail Mix Bars are perfect for a pick-me-up snack. Options like Cranberry Pistachio Salad with Chive Vinaigrette, Pork and Peanut Noodles, and Butternut Ragù Lasagna (which does double-duty as a great freezer-friendly meal for after the baby arrives) fill out lunch and dinner. All of the recipes even benefit the post-pregnancy bod (and feed the rest of the family) by focusing on whole foods that deliver flavor without too much fat, sugar, and empty calories that make baby weight hard to shed. Full Belly is a cookbook designed to foster a healthy, happy pregnancy - but you'll be coming back to the delicious recipes long after baby arrives!
By Mccubbin, Lisa
An intimate and insightful biography of Betty Ford, the groundbreaking, candid, and resilient First Lady and wife of President Gerald Ford, from the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Five Presidents and Mrs. Kennedy and Me.
Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is the inspiring story of an ordinary Midwestern girl thrust onto the world stage and into the White House under extraordinary circumstances. Setting a precedent as First Lady, Betty Ford refused to be silenced by her critics as she publicly championed equal rights for women, and spoke out about issues that had previously been taboo - breast cancer, depression, abortion, and sexuality. Privately, there were signs something was wrong. After a painful intervention by her family, she admitted to an addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs. Her courageous decision to speak out publicly sparked a national dialogue, and in 1982, she co-founded the Betty Ford Center, which revolutionized treatment for alcoholism and inspired the modern concept of recovery.
Lisa McCubbin also brings to light Gerald and Betty Ford's sweeping love story: from Michigan to the White House, until their dying days, their relationship was that of a man and woman utterly devoted to one another other - a relationship built on trust, respect, and an unquantifiable chemistry.
Based on intimate in-depth interviews with all four of her children, Susan Ford Bales, Michael Ford, Jack Ford, and Steven Ford, as well as family friends, and colleagues, Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is a deeply personal, empathic portrait of an outspoken First Lady, who was first and foremost a devoted wife and mother. With poignant details and rare insight, McCubbin reveals a fiercely independent woman who had a lively sense of humor, unwavering faith, and an indomitable spirit - the true story behind one of the most admired and influential women of our time.
The Diabetes Solution
By Rodriguez, Dr. Jorge E.
An authoritative guide to preventing, reversing, and managing prediabetes and diabetes, featuring a comprehensive and holistic diet, fitness, and lifestyle plan, along with 100 recipes, from the authors of The Acid Reflux Solution. Control Diabetes and Reverse Prediabetes Proper management of diabetes from the earliest stages is essential. If you've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, this authoritative guide to preventing, reversing, and managing the disease provides the help you need right now. In The Diabetes Solution, Dr. Jorge Rodriguez and dietitian nutritionist Susan Wyler tell you everything you need to know about this increasingly common disease - from diagnosis to treatment - including the difference between prediabetes and diabetes, ways to prevent serious complications, and the most effective medications and when to start taking them.