Health

by Dr. Michael Debakey and Dr. Antonio Gotto

THE essential resource on cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment

This authoritative guide on common conditions affecting the heart and circulatory system provides essential knowledge and lifesaving tips to help both healthy persons as well as heart patients improve their cardiovascular health. Based on the combined experience of two experts who have played leading roles in defining the field of heart health, The Living Heart in the 21st Century is a completely revised and up-to-date volume in the bestselling Living Heart series. For over four decades, Dr. DeBakey and Dr. Gotto have set the standard in these books for reliable information on heart disease and cardiovascular health.

Organized in an approachable, easy-to-understand format, the engaging text covers the latest guidelines on reducing cardiovascular risk. The authors clearly explain the scientific rationale for these guidelines and advise patients on how they can translate the information to their own lives. They also explain how doctors detect, diagnose, and treat coronary heart disease if it does occur, so that patients can take charge of their own healthcare and communicate more effectively with their medical providers.

In addition, the book describes other common forms of heart disease, including arrhythmias, valvular disease, and heart failure.

The authors conclude by discussing genetic research, emphasizing the most promising developments likely to affect medical practice in the near future.

For anyone seeking the latest information on cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment, The Living Heart in the 21st Century is the essential resource.

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Skintervention by Scott-Vincent Borba

"Scott-Vincent Borba's philosophy about treating your inner-health as much as your outer-health is paramount to healthy living." –Paula Abdul
"Scott-Vincent Borba is a genius!" –Lucy Hale, ABC's Pretty Little Liars
"I absolutely love Scott-Vincent Borba!" –Nancy O'Dell

When the rich and famous need to look red-carpet-ready, they call Scott-Vincent Borba, celebrity esthetician and skin-care pioneer who's been hailed "a genius" by Time magazine and many of Hollywood's elite. Whether you're battling wrinkles or age spots, problem acne or sensitive skin, clogged pores or cellulite, Borba shows you how to dig deeper—from your pantry to your products—to find your unique skincare solution and the healthy, glowing skin that goes with it. 

As Skintervention reveals, even the most expensive products on the market won't work unless you feed your skin what it needs both internally and externally. By treating your skin holistically, all of the layers of the skin work synergistically, revealing healthier, flawless, and radiant-looking skin. Armed with tips, to-dos, and techniques, Borba helps you discover your personal skin saboteurs and how to counter them with skin-friendly foods, products, and a few fixes to your beauty routine. Skintervention reveals the most effective ingredients in everyday products; why the way you 'clean' your skin may be part of your problems (80% of people exfoliate the wrong way); and what to eat to nourish your specific skin type (try pomegranate juice for aging skin and sour cream for acne). With a few key tweaks, you can make your lifestyle work for your skin, not against it. You'll discover:

  • Natural, inexpensive do-it-yourself treatments that work in minutes using items in your home, including a Brown Sugar Pore Opening Scrub, an Oatmeal and Honey Skin Polishing Scrub, and an Avocado Anti-Aging Mask
  • Superfoods for every skin type: (Got acne? Then cucumbers—and yes—even chocolate can be a good thing)
  • Eat-your-way-to-gorgeous recipes for cocktails, appetizers, and desserts teeming with skin-friendly nutrients and antioxidants
  • The Dirty Dozen: Surprising skin saboteurs and how to avoid them
  • Troubleshooting 101: Face Fixes for air travel, dry winter skin, sunburns, hangovers, and more
  • The 7-Day Red-Carpet Ready Skin Plan that Borba gives his celebrity clients—without the $5,000-$7,000 price tag!

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by Dr. Sanjiv Chopra and Dr. Alan Lotvin

With such an extraordinary amount of medical advice barraging us daily, reports begin to lose their meaning. We need a single, trustworthy source to report up-to-date medical science, completely untainted by a relationship to pharmaceuticals or corporations.

Renowned medical experts Dr. Sanjiv Chopra and Dr. Alan Lotvin have come together to bring you Dr. Chopra's Medical Guide: The Incredibly Complex and Confusing World of Modern Medicine Explained Simply. As Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School, Sanjiv administered more than 250 live courses in which more than 60,000 of the world's finest doctors and clinicians, from more than 70 nations, participated... in one year alone. Renowned contributors to the medical community, Drs. Chopra and Lotvin will provide current expert advice to assuage our health needs.

by Amye Leong with Joe Layden

Part memoir, part self-help manual, this is one woman's story of living with-and thriving in spite of-arthritis, and an empowerment guide for the millions (43 million in the United States alone) who suffer from this disease.

Amye Leong was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when she was eighteen years old. Chronic, debilitating, and incurable, the disease has inflicted pain and humiliation on her, and she has undergone sixteen arthritis-related surgeries, including twelve joint replacements. But Amye has not only coped successfully with the disease, she has found dignity and empowerment in a life perpetually affected by illness.

While Get a Grip is Amye's personal story, what she has experienced is common to all arthritis sufferers to some degree. Readers will gain hope and inspiration from her example and learn how to overcome this disease at home and in the workplace. Written by someone who has suffered with the disease for more than thirty years, and enthusiastically supported by national arthritis organizations, Get a Grip is an emotional and inspirational story, as well as a handbook for coping with arthritis on a day-to-day basis.

by Dr. Ben Lerner

New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller

In the human body, God created a perfect design, equipped with all the organs, tissues and cells necessary for health, production and reproduction. The problem, asserts Dr. Ben Lerner, is when we as humans interfere with God’s design for our bodies. Junk food, high-stress living and neglecting exercise are just a few of the things we do to hinder our bodies’ performance.

In Body by God, Dr. Lerner offers a comprehensive plan for getting in touch with our bodies in four areas: nutrition, exercise, stress management and time management. His “5-in-5” plan is designed to instill the good habits that will lead to optimum health benefits. Readers will learn how to get in shape with 10-minute workouts, reprogram the way they react to stress, and more. “Owner’s Manual Tips” give specific ways to apply the material to real life. Our bodies are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” With the help of Body by God, readers will learn how to achieve the highest level of performance from God’s handiwork.

by Dr. Ben Lerner

New York Times Bestseller

What if someone promised you he could offer a system sure to produce better health and all-around wellness? And what if he further dared to say he could do this in just one minute a day? You’d say that person was crazy, right?

But Dr. Ben Lerner has done just that. This New York Times best-selling author of Body by God is offering a groundbreaking approach to wellness while reorientating the way you look at life and health. And here’s the bonus: it’s actually two books in one. On the left-hand pages is a fictional tale (based in reality) of a chiropractor running a God-centered office, assisting patients who have been disappointed or left behind by the “traditional” healthy care system. On the other side are the explanations of the technology, lifestyle methods, treatments, and action steps that can take readers to wellness. Once considered “alternative” medicine, chiropractic treatment is now considered part of a balanced approach to health.

by Dr. Joseph Mercola and Dr. Ben Lerner

Childhood is a pivotal time for good nutrition. Organs and blood streams nurtured with junk food cannot build a foundation for good health and longevity as an adult. Dr. Joseph Mercola and Dr. Ben Lerner believe profound inactivity, addiction to electronic media, and diets of super-sized fast food and sugar-laden beverages have created a national emergency. Generation XL is a clarion call and a detailed guide to giving children a vibrant, successful future and a healthy, wholesome, invigorating youth.

Dr. Joseph Mercola is a board certified osteopathic physician and surgeon. He has been interviewed by the major television networks and dozens of nationally broadcast radio shows. His Web site, www.Mercola.com, is among the top 10 health sites on the Internet. Dr. Ben Lerner is America’s “Maximized-Living Mentor.” His breakthrough strategies for total health and well-being are the foundation of his thriving practice in Orlando, the Center for Maximized Living.

by Jyothi Larson

Practicing yoga with your baby -- as you hold your baby, have your baby next to you, or have your baby leaning against your thighs or atop your belly -- is a wonderful way to add joy to your first year together. In Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby popular yoga teacher Jyothi Larson shares the specially adapted yoga poses she has taught to hundreds of moms and their "Buddha babies" (her term for the happy and calm babies in her classes). This beautifully illustrated book has easy to follow instructions that describe 20 routines that help you get back in shape as you bond with your baby.

by David L. Lander

In 1978, David "Squiggy" Lander , the star of the hit sitcom Laverne & Shirley, agreed to make a celebrity appearance for a Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser in upstate New York. Knowing next to nothing about the disease, he asked the telethon director, "Why would anyone give money to MS if they already gave to Jerry's kids?"

"Anyone can get MS," the director replied. Little did Lander know how prophetic this conversation would be. Fall Down Laughing: How Squiggy Caught Multiple Sclerosis and Didn't Tell Nobody is the often poignant, always humorous account of Lander's courageous struggle with MS, from his desperate search for a cure to his 16 years of silence on his affliction to his decision to go public with his illness.

by Dr. Peter Salgo with Joe Layden

For the first time in history, we know what really causes heart attacks. And that knowledge has led Dr. Peter Salgo to this amazingly simple and straightforward program that will save millions of lives.

The Heart of the Matter is the beginning of a change in the treatment of heart disease. It introduces a preventative program that includes traditional diet and exercise guidelines as well as a blanket recommendation that adults, even young adults, incorporate medicines into their ongoing pursuit of health and longevity -- which, until now, seemed impossible to many. Now, without using a lot of indecipherable medical jargon, this invaluable new guide will show you exactly how to attain that longer, healthier life that so many people wish for.



by Dr. Aliza A. Lifshitz

From one of the most well respected doctors in medicine comes an important guide to pregnancy, helping mothers-to-be ensure the success of not only a healthy pregnancy for themselves, but a healthy newborn as well. Written in a friendly, experienced voice, the book is designed to give the new mother knowledge and comfort. Dr. Aliza is a nationally recognized medical expert with programs on Univision television and radio. She is also Executive Publisher of Prevention En Español. Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby is the complete guide for new mothers-from pregnancy through caring for the newborn child.



by Dr. John Castaldo and Dr. Lawrence Levitt

In light of the escalating costs of healthcare in the U.S. and the on-going debate about appropriate health insurance reform, it’s easy to forget about the human side of medicine and the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. In Uncommon Wisdom, neurologists John Castaldo and Lawrence Levitt share what they have learned in their many years as doctors, not just from tests and labs, but from years of listening and learning from their patients.

These 16 tales show doctors as human beings: flawed and full of doubt, wonder, and reverence about what it means to be alive. The stories remind us that the medical profession should be about treating people with the dignity they deserve and that medical miracles don’t always involve medicine. These doctors find cures, solve mysteries, and glean many lessons from listening deeply to their patients.

by Kim Thiboldeaux, Mitch Golant and Katina Z. Jones

Organized into four sections that span the cancer-management process from diagnosis through the unpredictable future, this guide covers everything people with cancer and their families need to know about being active participants in their own long-term plan for well-being. With so many cancer patients becoming survivors, living longer and better has become an increasingly important point of focus for The Wellness Community, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free emotional support, education, and hope to people affected by cancer. This book accurately and compassionately addresses all of the physical, emotional, social, and practical needs of today's cancer patients and survivors, preparing them for wellness that can follow throughout the rest of their lives, regardless of how long that may be.



by Mia St. John

The Knockout Workout takes the empowering life lessons Mia has garnered over her 10 year career as one of America's most celebrated female boxers and translates them into an easy-to-follow plan that helps readers attain their ultimate lean, fit body by creating a powerful mind. The Knockout Workout is aimed at total body fitness, transforming mental stamina into health, fitness and personal beauty.

The first of its kind, The Knockout Workout uses tried and true methods practiced by one of the world's leading female athletes to create a ground-breaking plan which strengthens motivation to adapt eating and exercise habits which will leave women feeling not only trimmer and healthier but more empowered. Unlike boxing-inspired programs before it, Mia's personal plan for fitness goes beyond offering basic exercise patterns to use boxing as a metaphor for facing individual challenges, offering tips on how to identify personal demons, eat for strength and train for happiness.



by Patricia Moreno

Renowned fitness expert Patricia Moreno has created a revolutionary mind/body fitness program so powerful, it's changing bodies and lives everywhere. Her philosophy behind IntenSati goes light-years beyond the traditional grinding workouts that get us nowhere fast and usually leave us discouraged and unmotivated. When your mind creates positive emotion during a physical workout, you actually change your body's chemistry, enabling you to not only shed the pounds but gain clarity and purpose. IntenSati fuses empowering affirmations and positive psychology with groundbreaking exercises drawn from dance, yoga, martial arts, aerobics, and strength training - and illustrated here step by step - to create total transformation, inside and out.



by Tony Gonzalez and Mitzi Dulan, RD

In 2004, Tony Gonzalez set the record with 102 catches to become the first tight end since 1986 to lead the NFL in receptions. Even with this amazing achievement under his belt, however, Tony was worried, as the typical pro-football player's lifespan is estimated to be 15 years shorter than the average American's. What started as Tony's search for a better way to eat became a team effort when he began working closely with Mitzi Dulan, RD, nutritionist for the Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals baseball team. When the program Mitzi and Tony devised produced dramatic results, they decided that the public could benefit from their training and experience in diet and fitness.

The All Pro Diet provides a fascinating glimpse inside pro football. But this book is for everyone - the high-level athlete, the senior citizen, the couch potato, the Little Leaguer, the mom struggling to lose weight after childbirth. The principles are universal and effective. Only Tony and Mitzi can put it all together to give people off the field the kind of results this superstar pro has experienced on the field.

by Dr. Keith Black with Arnold Mann

Renowned neurosurgeon Keith Black combines a dramatic narrative with fascinating scientific insights to create a compelling look at one man's journey into the brain.

Virtually every day, Dr. Keith Black, a world-renowned neurosurgeon and scientist, enters the treacherous territory he calls "tiger country": the unimaginably intricate and challenging act of performing brain surgery, where one wrong move, one small mistake, can mean the end of his patient's life. In Brain Surgeon, Dr. Black uses the extraordinarily dramatic stories of some of his patients to illustrate fascinating details of the brain's inner workings and the techniques he uses to extend lives at the outer edge of science. In this compelling narrative, he also offers readers a rare look inside the remarkable mind of a master surgeon who literally holds the lives of his patients in his hands and in his heart.