Archive for the 'all health' Category

Dying to Be Thin

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Director: Larkin McPhee

Nova explores the serious consequences of eating disorders in Nova: Dying to Be Thin. Anorexia and bulimia have become mainstream maladies, with open discussion of the millions of cases throughout the U.S. Anorexia alone accounts for the highest death rate of any psychological illness. If patients survive, the effects of self-imposed starvation can be extreme, from bone loss to heart damage. Nova goes behind closed doors to explore experimental treatments for these eating disorders. Call number: RC552 .E18 D95 2004

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Overcoming Prescription Drug Addiction: A Guide to Coping and Understanding

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

prescriptionby Rod Colvin

If you or someone you love has fallen into the addiction trap, you know the pain and anguish it causes and the feelings of shame that often go with it. Author Rod Colvin understands your anguish. He watched his thirty-five-year-old brother, Randy, struggle and eventually die from his long-term addiction to prescription drugs. Drawing from his personal experience and his background as a counselor, Colvin now offers help and hope to those who struggle with this devastating disease. By arming readers with knowledge, he helps them along in their journey toward recovery.

This book covers such topics as: the nature of addiction as a chronic, progressive disease, drugs of addiction and how they hijack the brain, the most commonly abused prescription drugs, steps to take if you or a loved one has become hooked on drugs, treatment options, including medical detox and family interventions, insights on recovery offered by addiction medicine physicians, compelling stories of recovery as told by former addicts. Call Number RM146.5 .C65 2008

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NCLEX-RN: Questions & Answers Made Incredibly Easy!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

nclex1By Springhouse, Springhouse (Editor)

NCLEX-RN® Questions & Answers Made Incredibly Easy!, Fourth Edition, provides over 3,500 questions and answers with rationales covering all areas included on the exam. The first section offers studying and test-taking strategies and describes the test format in detail, including alternate-format questions. Subsequent sections cover adult care, psychiatric care, maternal-neonatal care, care of the child, and professional issues. The book also includes six comprehensive examinations—75 questions each, totalling 450 questions—with answers, rationales, and client-needs category information. This fully updated edition reflects the current test plan, contains alternate-format questions throughout, and includes new information for international students taking the NCLEX-RN®. Call Number RT55 .N44 2008

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Medical-Surgical Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

nursing1by Springhouse, Diane Labus (Editor), Sid Karpoff (Editor)

Call Number RT51 .M436 2008

Synopsis

Interactive CD-ROM cools down the stress with…

  • interactive games that encourage learning
  • a unique, entertaining approach to essential topics
  • 1,000 multiple-choice questions for each clinical topic—with rationales for every right and wrong answer
  • helpful hints to build confidence and critical-thinking skills
  • an ideal format for NCLEX and advanced certification preparation, and skills labs.

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Flu: The Story of The Great Influenza Pademic of 1918 and the Search of the Virus That Caused it

Friday, October 3, 2008

by Gina Kolata

call #  RC150.4 .K64 2005

Synopsis

When we think of plagues, we think of AIDS, Ebola, anthrax spores, and, of course, the Black Death. But in 1918 the Great Flu Epidemic killed an estimated 40 million people virtually overnight. If such a plague returned today, taking a comparable percentage of the U.S. population with it, 1.5 million Americans would die.

In Flu, Gina Kolata, an acclaimed reporter for The New York Times, unravels the mystery of this lethal virus with the high drama of a great adventure story. From Alaska to Norway, from the streets of Hong Kong to the corridors of the White House, Kolata tracks the race to recover the live pathogen and probes the fear that has impelled government policy.

A gripping work of science writing, Flu addresses the prospects for a great epidemic’s recurrence and considers what can be done to prevent it.

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NCLEX-RN Review

Monday, September 22, 2008

By Marlene Hurst

Ace the NCLEX-RN-with the help of nursing review pioneer Marlene Hurst!

Use Marlene’s unique “no cram, pass with what you already know” system and slash your study time in half

Based on Marlene Hurst’s phenomenally popular nursing seminars that train over 30,000 students annually, this innovative review is loaded with the author’s time-tested strategies-all designed to help you pass the NCLEX certification and course exams the first time around!

NCLEX-RN Review breaks the mold of other review books by explaining how to apply critical thinking and test-taking skills, rather than how to re-learn course content. Marlene shows you how to effectively work with the “think-on-your-feet” philosophy of the NCLEX-RN, not against it.

Features:

  • A complete NCLEX-RNË toolkit-from the world’s most sought-after speaker on passing the NCLEX
  • Over 1,000 skill-building NCLEX-style questions, complete with answers and rationales
  • Full of concise, easy-to-remember strategies that cut study time in half!
  • An eye-catching four-color format
  • “Marlene Moments”-Marlene’s humorous anecdotes of common student mistakes that offer a light-hearted look at how new nurses learn to succeed
  • “What the NCLEX Lady Thinks”-valuable tips that reveal the motivation behind certain types of NCLEX questions and how to adjust your strategy accordingly
  • Chapter-ending NCLEX practice questions that solidify important information and show you how it will be tested on the NCLEX examination
  • Companion CD-ROM with 300 additional NCLEX-style questions, plus downloadable MP3 audio tipsMarlene Hurst’s award-winning NCLEX reviews (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: RT55 .H 87 2008

Nursing Drug Handbook2009

Monday, September 22, 2008

By Barbara B. Hodgson and Robert J. Kizior

Written by a unique nurse/pharmacist author team, Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook presents drug information in an order that reflects your thought process when a prescription is ordered. It helps you provide better patient care by guiding you through clinical priorities in the practice setting and with comprehensive coverage of IV drug administration. Organized alphabetically by generic drug name, this handbook is an easy-to-use guide to thousands of medications. It’s ideal for the busy nurse! (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: RM301.12 .H57 2009

Nursing Drug Reference 2009

Monday, September 22, 2008

By Linda Skidmore- Roth

If you are going to buy one drug handbook — this should be the one. No other drug handbook enables you to access reliable drug information quicker. With an A-Z organization, each drug is easy to find. But what’s even better is the fact that Mosby’s Nursing Drug Reference gives you the most complete drug information for each drug, including uses, side effects, and interactions. Key nursing considerations are identified to help you assess, administer, evaluate, and teach your patients. Instructions for giving drugs by various routes (e.g., PO, IM, IV) are also included. You will ALWAYS find the latest and most trustworthy drug information in Mosby’s Nursing Drug Reference. There is a difference in drug handbooks — put your trust in Mosby, the leading name in nursing publishing. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: RM301.12 .M67 2009

The 100 Most Important Chemical Compounds: A Reference Guide

Friday, September 19, 2008

By Richard L. Meyers and Rusty L. Meyers

Call Number: TP9 .M94 2007

What is a chemical compound? Compounds are substances that are two or more elements combined together chemically in a standard proportion by weight. Compounds are all around us – they include familiar things, such as water, and more esoteric substances, such as triuranium octaoxide, the most commonly occurring natural source for uranium. This reference guide gives us a tour of 100 of the most important, common, unusual, and intriguing compounds known to science. Each entry gives an extensive explanation of the composition, molecular formula, and chemical properties of the compound. In addition, each entry reviews the relevant chemistry, history, and uses of the compound, with discussions of the origin of the compound’s name, the discovery or first synthesis of the compound, production statistics, and uses of the compound.

The 100 Most Important Chemical Compounds provides readers not only with the understanding of the chemistry of these substances and the practical uses of these compounds, but also includes numerous interesting historical details about the scientific discoveries:
-Hannibal employed acetic acid in crossing the Alps
-A disgruntled family doctor’s pleas to do medical research leads to the use of insulin to treat diabetes -Charles Francis Hall’s research as a high school student resulted in a cheap process to produce aluminum and the founding of ALCOA
-A bitter priority dispute among several doctors over the discovery of ether as an anesthetic lead to suicide, prison, and early deaths.
-Dupont scientists researching the production of CFCs accidentally produced a white waxy substance now known as Teflon
-A chemist synthesized methylphenidate and administered it to his wife Rita. He named the compound after her — Ritalin

The reference guide includes a glossary, a guide to further reading, and numerous chemical illustrations to help illuminate the text.

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Down Syndrome

Thursday, August 14, 2008

by Dawn Laney

Call Number: RC571 .D66 2008

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