February 22, 2007

Comfort Care in Long-term Care DVD Series

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing, Videos/DVDs at 5:55 am by LibraryClerk

Tracking number: 666H-668H

Comfort Care for Residents Receiving Life Prolonging Therapies
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comfort-care.jpgented by: Debra Wertheimer, MD All too often, nursing staff assume that palliative care begins when life prolonging measures are no longer in place. However, all residents in long-term care should be receiving comfort care. Dr. Wertheimer leads a discussion with nursing assistants identifying the important role of the nursing assistant in reporting symptoms; pain management; and other comfort care measures. At bedside, Dr. Wertheimer and nursing assistants talk with residents receiving comfort care and find out how it has made a difference in their lives. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dangers of Melanoma DVD

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing, Videos/DVDs at 5:55 am by LibraryClerk

Tracking number: 659 H

Left untreated for too long, melanoma—almost always curable when treated early—bemelanoma.jpgcomes one of the deadliest of all cancers. This program from The Doctor Is In promotes sun exposure precautions and self-examinations as ways to lower risk of contracting and dying of melanoma, describes standard medical practices once melanoma is diagnosed, and investigates the ongoing research to find more effective treatments, including a cancer vaccine. Commentary is provided by oncologists, a dermatologist, and an epidemiologist, as well as by patients who have lived with melanoma. A Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Production. (29 minutes) (From the publisher Films for the Humanities & Sciences)

War Against Deadly Microbes and Lethal Viruses DVD

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing, Videos/DVDs at 5:55 am by LibraryClerk

Call number: RA 643 W37 2004

This deadly.jpgeye-opening program delves into humanity’s war with lethal microorganisms and viruses. Astoundingly detailed images by medical photographer Lennart Nilsson illuminate how microbes attack the body and how our immune systems defend it. Reenactments of remarkable medical discoveries—penicillin, blood groups, methods of malaria control, and the polio vaccine—are portrayed, and cutting-edge stem cell research is discussed. The rapid speed with which the SARS virus spread around the globe is also investigated. Leading immunologist Robert Gallo urges awareness to prevent these mounting threats…AIDS and SARS will not be the last new diseases to endanger humans. (54 minutes) (From the publisher Films for the Humanities & Sciences )

Special Considerations for the Young Nursing Home Resident DVD Series

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing, Videos/DVDs at 5:55 am by LibraryClerk

Tracking number: 663H-665H

Understanding Me: The Younger Resident’s Perspective

Residents 20-45 years old with chronic conditions and permanent disabilities speak out for nursing-home.jpgthe first time about their lives in long-term care. Expectations, dreams, and life plans have disappeared. The promise of work, relationships and an active life have been taken from them. These young residents talk about their frustration, anger, and attempts to readjust to the world of long-term care. Dealing with an environment developed for older individuals, they talk about their daily quest for relevance and respect. Resident interviews. Read the rest of this entry »

January 2, 2007

Resolve to Change Your Life in 2007

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing at 6:30 am by LibraryClerk

Diet Resolution Week (January 1-7th)

Start the year off right by eating light with every bite!

How many of us make a resolution to either lose weight or get on a more healthy diet? Statistics indicate that a full 90% of us have such good intentions for the new year. There are many nutritional and tasty options that you can find online, in books and magazines @ your library. Check out the new items on the ‘health menu’ and more:

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What to eat : the ten things you really need to know to eat well and be healthy! / Luise Light

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing at 6:17 am by LibraryClerk

Call number: RA784 .L546 2006

A research-based alternative to the USDA’s food guide that cuts through the confusion of fad diets and big fowhat-to-eat.gifod lobbies What should I eat?” If you’re a health-conscious consumer, this is one of the hardest questions you face. Now this no-nonsense nutrition guide from former USDA nutrition director Luise Light offers a basic, balanced, and user-friendly food plan that cuts through the confusion and controversy of the latest fad diets, federal guidelines, and big food lobbies. Its ten simple rules are also adapted for a wide variety of nutritional needs–including weight loss, fibromyalgia, diabetes, and gastrointestinal disorders. (From the publisher McGraw-Hill Companies)

Fitness and Health / Brian J. Sharkey

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing at 6:16 am by LibraryClerk

Call number: RA781 .S527 2007

Fitness and Health explains in plain English how the body responds to physical activity, why physical activity isfitness.gif so important to health, and how best to become physically active. You’ll learn how to create programs to improve your aerobic fitness; increase your muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility; control your diet and weight; and improve your performance at work and in sports. With more than 100,000 copies sold, this classic reference (formerly titled Physiology of Fitness) is your source for accurate and insightful information. Now updated and redesigned, this comprehensive text will show you how to improve and maintain your health through regular and enjoyable physical activity. (From the publisher Human Kinetics Publishers)

Age-Defying Fitness: Making the Most of Your Body for the Rest of Your Life / Carole Lewis

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing at 6:15 am by LibraryClerk

Groage.gifwing older does not mean accepting diminished fitness. Two of the nation’s top physical therapists show how to assess your fitness levels and create a specific profile to achieve optimum physical health.
There is no doubt that our bodies change with age, as the baby boomer generation is now learning firsthand. But many of the problems attributed to inevitable age-related changes are in fact not inevitable and are often lifestyle induced and reversible. Read the rest of this entry »

The Feel-Good Diet / Hart Cheryle

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing at 6:15 am by LibraryClerk

Call Number: RM222.2 .H255 2007

Dieting doesn’t have to make you miserable anymore!

feel-good-diet.jpegAccording to the Mayo Clinic, two thirds of all dieters quit after three months. Why? Because most diets deplete the brain’s neurotransmitters, resulting in the low energy, moodiness, and cravings that sabotage weight-loss success. The authors call it yo-yo brain, a hormone imbalance that affects women most severely. The Feel Good Diet is a unique eating plan that actually restores the balance of these brain hormones and makes it possible for you to battle cravings and shed pounds–while renewing your energy and zest for life. Read the rest of this entry »

Eating, Drinking, Overthinking: The Toxic Triangle of Food, Alcohol, and Depression–and How Women Can Break Free / Susan Nolen-Hoeksema

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing at 6:14 am by LibraryClerk

Call number: RC451.4 .W6N64 2006

Neating.gifolen-Hoeksema presents a theory that women who battle eating disorders, alcohol abuse and depression are really suffering from a single disorder for which she has coined the term “toxic triangle.” The author claims to be among the first to recognize this (most experts, she says, choose one as the cause of the other two), but doesn’t offer anything beyond her own observations as proof that this is true. The book’s main strength is its excellent exploration of the impact of all three problems, individually and collectively, on women’s lives. Eating disorders, alcohol abuse and depression affect women’s relationships, careers, health and put them at risk for assault. Read the rest of this entry »

January 1, 2007

Whose Child Is This? DVD

Posted in General Studies, Health Sciences & Nursing at 8:10 pm by LibraryClerk

Tracking number: 679GE

Genefertility.jpgtic and fertility technologies have far outdistanced society’s ability to deal with the consequences. Now that fertilization can occur outside the human body from “component” parts—egg and sperm—how does society deal with the ramifications of children having different, and perhaps unknown, biological and social parents? This program examines the emerging questions of parental ownership and responsibility with Dr. Howard Jones, a pioneer of in vitro fertilization in the U.S.; Elizabeth Bartholet of Harvard Univ. Law School; and George Annas, professor of health law at Boston University. (29 minutes) (From the publisher Films for the Humanities & Sciences)

November 2, 2006

Deadly Diseases and Epidemics Set, 44-Volumes

Posted in General Studies, Health Sciences & Nursing at 9:00 am by LibraryClerk

This continuing series explores different diseases to show the science behind how disedeadly-diseases-and-epidemics.jpgase-causing organisms affect the human body. Microorganisms have plagued humans since the beginning of time, causing debilitating diseases and even death. But how, exactly, do these microorganisms infect and cause disease? The books in this series examine various microbiological scourges that have affected humans as well as the steps that have been taken to identify, isolate, prevent, and eradicte them. Each title outlines the history of the disease, highlighting how improvements in prevention and treatment have affected the disease’s impact on the world population. (From the publisher Chelsea House)

Titles in these series: Read the rest of this entry »

November 1, 2006

Body Story 3 DVD set

Posted in General Studies, Health Sciences & Nursing, Videos/DVDs at 9:00 am by LibraryClerk

Tracking number: 641H-643H

Crbody.jpgawl beneath your own skin for a scientific look at the inner-workings of the human body. The latest research in biology, anatomy and physiology is combined with eye-popping imagery to explore everything from puberty to food poisoning – from the inside out.

Body Snatchers
Go inside the bodies of two women whose natural systems each must deal with foreign organisms trying to control its host: a flu virus and a growing fetus. The body’s reaction to and changes from each “invader” are truly remarkable. Read the rest of this entry »

October 3, 2006

PTSD: The Hero’s Disease

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing, Videos/DVDs at 4:38 pm by LibraryClerk

Tracking number: 640 H

PTherobx1.jpgSD is America’s secret epidemic.
Homes, streets, schools become combat zones
Often called “the hero’s disease” because of its belated appearance in rescue workers, police, and fire fighters after they’ve fought to save others from accidents, crimes, or natural disasters, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder also affects children exposed to family violence, victims of terrorist acts, sexual abuse and even motor vehicle accidents. Read the rest of this entry »

September 1, 2006

Mosby’s surefire documentation : how, what, and when nurses need to document

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing at 3:00 am by LibraryClerk

Call Number: RT50 .M67 2006

Mosbys Surefire Documentation, Second Edition, uses clear concise reading style to gimosbyssurefire.jpgve specific, practical advice of how, what, and when to document over 100 of the most common and most important situations nurses face. This book is conveniently divided into 3 sections: Caring for Patients; Dealing with Special Situations; and Practicing Yourself Legally – with every entry explaining exactly what to consider and document, so that nurses can ensure quality patient care, continuity of care, and legal protection. (From the publisher CV Mosby)

Fitness after 50 / Walter H. Ettinger, Brenda S. Wright, Steven N. Blair

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing at 3:00 am by LibraryClerk

Call Number: RA777.5 .E878 2006

It’s nefitness.gifver too late to get fit! Fitness After 50 shows you exactly how to get there, addressing all of your questions about exercise-and more. Whether you are completely new to exercise or are looking to fine-tune your existing program, this information-rich book will show you how to get started, stay on track, and have fun as you meet your fitness goals. (From the publisher Human Kinetics Publishers)

Encyclopedia of respiratory medicine / editors, Geoffrey J. Laurent, Steven D. Shapiro

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing at 3:00 am by LibraryClerk

Call Number: RC732 .E53 2006 Reference (does not circulate)

Arespiratory.jpgn impressive four-volume work that provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the complete field of respiratory medicine. It provides a vital interface between the pure and clinical science environments covering all aspects of respiratory medicine from the relevant molecular biology to the treatment of diseases that affect the respiratory system. Read the rest of this entry »

August 7, 2006

Complementary and alternative medicine sourcebook 3rd ed. Omnigraphics, Inc.

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing at 10:10 am by LibraryClerk

Call number: R735 .C66 2006
In836.jpg the face of devastating illnesses that often cannot be cured by modern Western medicine, Americans are turning to complementary and alternative therapies in ever greater numbers. In 2004, 36 percent of adults in the United States reported using some form of complementary or alternative medicine. When megavitamin therapy and prayer specifically for health reasons are included, that number rises to 62 percent. Alternative medicine use spans all ages and backgrounds, and the array of alternative and complementary therapies available is vast. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Recognize and Classify Seizures and Epilepsy VHS

Posted in Health Sciences & Nursing, Videos/DVDs at 10:10 am by LibraryClerk

Tracking number: 619H

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Produced by the Epilepsy Foundation. Discusses classification of seizures and epileptic syndromes. Contains actual footage depicting the following seizure types: complex partial, tonic-clonic, absence, tonic, atonic, and myoclonic. For professional audiences. Leading experts discuss classification of seizures and epileptic syndromes.