The stories of this medical and social breakthrough and the lives of Thomas, Blalock, and their colleague Dr. Helen Taussig are intertwined in this compelling nonfiction narrative.
Author: Jim Murphy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In 1944 a groundbreaking operation repaired the congenital heart defect known as blue baby syndrome. The operation's success brought the surgeon Alfred Blalock international fame and paved the way for open-heart surgery. But the technique had been painstakingly developed by Vivien Thomas, Blalock's African American lab assistant, who stood behind Blalock in the operating room to give him step-by-step instructions. The stories of this medical and social breakthrough and the lives of Thomas, Blalock, and their colleague Dr. Helen Taussig are intertwined in this compelling nonfiction narrative.
In fact, so fast does science speed ahead that a couple of years later we made a
further breakthrough in preventing ... not only this, but it causes babies to be born
small, gives high blood pressure to the mother in pregnancy, and induces ...
Author: Simon Fishel
Publisher: Practical Inspiration Publishing
An account from the frontline of fertility treatment, giving a unique insight into not only the medical and scientific advances involved but the human cost and rewards behind this life-changing technology. Simon Fishel worked with Robert Edwards during his pioneering early IVF research and was part of the team in the world’s first IVF clinic, with all the trials and tribulations that involved at the time, including a writ for murder! As the science developed over the decades so did his career, as he sought to do more for patients and taught the new technologies to doctors all over the world. He came up against regulatory and establishment barriers, including fighting a 3-year legal case in the High Court of Justice and a death threat from a doctor if he refused to work with him. The clinic he founded has grown into the largest IVF group in the UK, developing exciting new procedures, and he has helped establish clinics throughout the world, even being invited to introduce IVF to China.
But we don't dare talk about smelly diapers that make you gag, sleep deprivation,
postpartum depression, kids using wheelchairs or leg braces, surgeries for
babies born with heart conditions or other health challenges. We can't imagine
Author: Judy Winter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs challenges families and professionals to help children with special needs to reach their full potential by using a proven motivational, how-to approach. This groundbreaking and inspiring book provides detailed information on how to let go of the “perfect-baby” dream, face and resolve grief, avoid the no-false-hope syndrome, access early intervention services, and avoid the use of limiting and outdated labels. Also included are specific guidelines for working with professionals, understanding the law and inclusion, planning for the future, and insightful interviews with Dana Reeve of the Christopher Reeve Foundation, Tim Shriver of Special Olympics, and Diane Bubel of the Bubel/Aiken Foundation.
A guide for parents, educators, and caregivers on how to inspire unmotivated children identifies teaching strategies that can be applied to a variety of personality types, in a resource that explains how adults can become healthy and work ...
Author: Richard Lavoie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A guide for parents, educators, and caregivers on how to inspire unmotivated children identifies teaching strategies that can be applied to a variety of personality types, in a resource that explains how adults can become healthy and work-oriented role models.
Presents a series of simple strategies to help youngsters take hold of their apprehensions and overcome their anxieties with the help of nurturing parents and inventive approaches to the problem without causing stress or increasing their ...
Author: Bernardo Carducci
Presents a series of simple strategies to help youngsters take hold of their apprehensions and overcome their anxieties with the help of nurturing parents and inventive approaches to the problem without causing stress or increasing their fears.
"Fantastic... Stefanie's practical, informative, inspiring and highly-accessible approach to addressing psychological phenomena makes this book a hit" -- Vex King, bestselling author of Good Vibes, Good Life "I adored this book!
Author: Stefanie Stahl
Publisher: Penguin UK
"Fantastic... Stefanie's practical, informative, inspiring and highly-accessible approach to addressing psychological phenomena makes this book a hit" -- Vex King, bestselling author of Good Vibes, Good Life "I adored this book! Both mind-expanding and easy to digest, it is extremely helpful to me as a person, partner, mother and writer and my life is definitely better -- brighter, more enjoyable, less dominated by fear -- for having read it" -- Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love The breakthrough million-copy international bestseller about how to befriend your inner child to find happiness Everyone longs to be accepted and loved. Ideally, during childhood, we develop the self-confidence and sense of trust that will help us through life as adults. But the traumas that we experience in childhood also unconsciously shape and determine our entire approach to life as adults. In The Child In You, bestselling author and psychologist Stefanie Stahl shares her proven approach for working with - and befriending - our inner child. Powerful, imaginative and practical - with clever exercises, from the three positions of perception to over-writing old memories - she shows how by renouncing our 'shadow child' and embracing our 'sun child,' we can learn to resolve conflicts, form better relationships, and find the answer to (almost) any problem. "I thoroughly recommend The Child In You, which will help anyone who wants to improve their mental wellbeing. We should all know our inner child, and Stefanie Stahl shows how we can get to do so, exploring this concept with warmth and accessibility" -- Julia Samuel, author of Grief Works and This Too Shall Pass
This earlier result will protect the infants of women who , if found to be infected ,
can then be given intravenous doses of the appropriate antibiotic during labor
and before delivery in time to prevent the transmission of GBS to the infant .
Author: Isadore Rosenfeld
Publisher: Rodale Books
In this age of information explosion, the reporting of medical research breakthroughs to the public often creates conflicting headlines. We wonder whether we're getting the best care, the newest medicines, and the most effective treatments for whatever it is that ails us. If you've been looking for one source you can trust for the most accurate, up-to-date health and medical information, Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld's Breakthrough Health is it. In this volume, the first in a yearly series, America's favorite doctor describes the most important, up-to-the-minute medical discoveries in a convenient, easy-to-read format. Dr. Rosenfeld treats his readers as if they were his own patients, explaining in simple yet concrete terms everything from Alzheimer's disease to vascular disease. He distills the most relevant information from piles of research only a doctor could understand. For example, are you aware that there's a common, over-the-counter drug that may help prevent breast cancer? Do you know about the blood test that can indicate vulnerability to heart attacks and stroke even when all other predictors are normal? You've heard that eating fish reduces your risk of heart disease, but does it really contain too much mercury? You'll find the answers in these pages, along with many other safe, practical, bottom-line insights--advice that will help you live a long and healthy life.
In this groundbreaking new book, beloved parenting expert Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D., offers her findings in the fields of neuroscience, sleep, temperament, self-regulation, attachment, and parent-child interactions, and shares what she ...
Author: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
“Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D., brings her expertise in raising spirited children to help you understand and soothe your spirited baby. Her research-based, parent-tested strategies will help your baby sleep better and develop a calmer, more resilient brain and nervous system.” —Dr. Laura Markham, founder of AhaParenting.com, and author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids From the beloved bestselling author whose award-winning parenting books have sold over 1 million copies—an indispensable guide to the unique needs of Spirited Infants™. Does your baby bursts into tears when another baby in the same situation sleeps soundly? Do the strategies your friends swear by not work with your baby? Do the upsets and shrieking come out of seemingly nowhere and take forever to subside? Moms and dads who answer “yes,” are the parents of a spirited infant. Spirited infants are the outliers—the exceptions to the “rules.” They are genetically wired to be alert and intense. Raising them takes special skills and patient perseverance. In this groundbreaking new book, beloved parenting expert Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D., offers her findings in the fields of neuroscience, sleep, temperament, self-regulation, attachment, and parent-child interactions, and shares what she has learned from hands-on experiences with families to bring this much-needed perspective to the parenting of babies under eighteen months of age, including: A plan for success with the 5-step Spirited Baby™ Methodology How to master the “NUDGE” approach to help your baby thrive Parental Permissions – practical advice for parents to help them make sure their needs are met Resources to ensure the whole family unit finds balance and happiness Raising Your Spirited Baby is a shame-free, guilt-free how-to handbook that will be embraced by parents—and everyone who supports them—as a simple, trusted companion.
Heart Disease Begins in Childhood It has long been common knowledge that
babies develop accumulations of cholesterol on the walls of their major arteries .
These accumulations are contained within the bodies of predatory immune cells
Author: Thomas Yannios
What even your doctor may not know about the real heart attack risk factors and what you can do to prevent heart disease now. You count your cholesterol, monitor your fat and sodium consumption, and get regular exercise. But consider these facts: Many people who have heart attacks have cholesterol counts below 200. Low-fat diets can actually raise the heart attack risk in some people. And the wrong kind of exercise can do your heart more harm than good. Now for the good news: You can do something about it, and this book shows you how. Recent research has revealed that the real risks are a combination of factors that you-and your doctor-may never have heard of, including the crucial differences between cholesterol types and much, much more. In The Heart Disease Breakthrough, Thomas Yannios, M.D., explains the state-of-the-art medical research and the science behind the latest breakthroughs in testing, diagnosis, nutrition, and exercise. And he presents a clear, easy-to-follow 10-step program for counteracting your individual risk factors and attaining optimum heart health. "For those seriously concerned a with preventing heart disease, this is your guide: detailed, current, strongly worded guidelines. Yannios. . . isn't interested in cushioning the facts or the remedies in a feel-good framework. . . . Guidelines are set out here involving diet, weight control, exercise, and medication. Yannios doesn't let readers off easily, but that doesn't mean he can't offer realistic help: for instance, practically every cardiac risk factor can be countered by exercise; it just has to be the right type of exercise. Heart disease prevention is among the fastest-advancing medical research areas, with new, often conflicting recommendations being published daily. For those at serious risk, this is an understandable, serious, and worthwhile approach." - Kirkus Reviews
Among the thousands of victims were pregnant women and the children of so -
called subversives . As a result , some 210 babies and young children had to be
disposed of by the military government . Many were killed , but others survived
Author: Kevin Davies
In 1994 medical research broke the barrier - a gene contributing to hereditary breast cancer.
A PARENT ' S FIRST AND MOST FUNDAMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY Camp was
only one of the many positive spiritual influences in my growing - up years . My
father and mother took an active hand in their kids ' spiritual development .
Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Focus on the Family Pub
"Turn your children's talents and frustrations into launching pads that'll send them soaring with John Maxwell's Breakthrough Parenting. In these helpful pages, you'll find innovative motivational techniques; intriguing ideas for enhancing personal growth; fast and easy ways to discover each child's natural inclination; insightful methods for overcoming obstacles; revitalizing tips for frazzled parents; proven strategies for creating intimate, meaningful family times; and great questions that'll get any kid talking." "With insight gleaned from his parents' experience as well as mistakes of his own, the author good-naturedly shares many Maxwell family mishaps to help you see your children as they could be, not only as they are. And he enables you to do all you possibly can to ensure that you are the #1 influence in their lives. Encourage your kids to discover their interests, pursue their goals, and dream big dreams. The sky's the limit to what they can achieve!"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Thanks to The Son-Rise Program, a revolutionary method created by his parents, Raun experienced a full recovery from autism. (His story was recounted in the best-selling book Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues and in the award-winning NBC ...
Author: Raun K. Kaufman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
As a boy, Raun Kaufman was diagnosed by multiple experts as severely autistic, with an IQ below 30, and destined to spend his life in an institution. Years later, Raun graduated with a degree in Biomedical Ethics from Brown University and has become a passionate and articulate autism expert and educator with no trace of his former condition. So what happened? Thanks to The Son-Rise Program, a revolutionary method created by his parents, Raun experienced a full recovery from autism. (His story was recounted in the best-selling book Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues and in the award-winning NBC television movie Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love.) In Autism Breakthrough, Raun presents the ground-breaking principles behind the program that helped him and thousands of other families with special children. Autism, he explains, is frequently misunderstood as a behavioral disorder when, in fact, it is a social relational disorder. Raun explains what it feels like to be autistic and shows how and why The Son-Rise Program works. A step-by-step guide with clear, practical strategies that readers can apply immediately—in some cases, parents see changes in their children in as little as one day—Autism Breakthrough makes it possible for these special children to defy their original often-very-limited prognoses. Parents and educators learn how to enable their children to create meaningful, caring relationships, vastly expand their communications, and to participate successfully in the world. An important work of hope, science, and progress, Autism Breakthrough presents the powerful ideas and practical applications that have already changed the lives of families all over the world.
In this updated edition, parents will learn how to face new challenges, including defiance resulting from excessive technology use (even to the point of addiction) and the stress of modern family life.
Author: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D.
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Occasional clashes between parents and children are not uncommon, but when defiant behavior—including tantrums, resistance to chores, and negativity—becomes chronic, it causes big problems within the family. In 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child, family and child psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein shares a groundbreaking ten-day program to help parents understand their child's behavior and regain control of their household. In this updated edition, parents will learn how to face new challenges, including defiance resulting from excessive technology use (even to the point of addiction) and the stress of modern family life. Dr. Bernstein explains what causes defiance in kids and why it's so destructive to the family, then offers parents a step–by–step guide on how to reduce conflict and end upsetting behaviors.
In Good Blood, bestselling writer Julian Guthrie tells the gripping tale of the race to cure a horrible blood disease known as Rh disease that stalked families and caused a mother’s immune system to attack her own unborn child.
Author: Julian Guthrie
A remarkable, uplifting story about one of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the 20th century In 1951 in Sydney, Australia, a fourteen-year-old boy named James Harrison was near death when he received a transfusion of blood that saved his life. A few years later, and half a world away, a shy young doctor at Columbia University realized he was more comfortable in the lab than in the examination room. Neither could have imagined how their paths would cross, or how they would change the world. In Good Blood, bestselling writer Julian Guthrie tells the gripping tale of the race to cure a horrible blood disease known as Rh disease that stalked families and caused a mother’s immune system to attack her own unborn child. The story is anchored by two very different men on two continents: Dr. John Gorman in New York, who would land on a brilliant yet contrarian idea, and an unassuming Australian whose almost magical blood—and his unyielding devotion to donating it—would save millions of lives. Good Blood takes us from Australia to America, from research laboratories to hospitals, and even into Sing Sing prison, where experimental blood trials were held. It is a tale of discovery and invention, the progress and pitfalls of medicine, and the everyday heroics that fundamentally changed the health of women and babies.
Based on more than five years of interviews, this book combines startling firsthand accounts of secret spiritual lives, including recollections from adults who have forgotten or repressed such experiences in childhood.
Author: Tobin Hart, PhD
Publisher: New World Library
Many of the great mystics and sages in history have told us that their spiritual realizations began in childhood. Gandhi, Albert Einstein, and Abraham Lincoln are just a few famous figures who have reported these events. Based on more than five years of interviews, this book combines startling firsthand accounts of secret spiritual lives, including recollections from adults who have forgotten or repressed such experiences in childhood. The author explains how parents, educators, and therapists can recognize, identify, and nurture children's deep spiritual connections. The book is divided into ten chapters treating the phenomena of wisdom, wonder, and visions, including guiding parents along the spiritual path, building a curriculum, and learning from children.