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The Immune System
Peter Parham
0815340931
May 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Clinical Immunology 113(3):345-6, 2004
...Appealing and relevant for those students who approach the study of the immune system through a clinical lens...

Review
...Appealing and relevant for those students who approach the study of the immune system through a clinical lens, including students of medicine, pharmacology, midwifery, or nursing; it would also be appropriate in an introductory immunology course..113(3):345-6–Clinical Immunology, 2004

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Celiac Disease : A Hidden Epidemic
Peter H.R. Green, Rory Jones
006076693X
February 1, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects nearly one in every hundred people. Unfortunately, 97 percent remain undiagnosed and untreated. They continue to suffer from gastrointestinal complaints, fatigue, headaches, joint pain, anemia, and itchy skin conditions -- to name just a few of the symptoms. These people consult numerous doctors, who prescribe drugs and diets that may alleviate some symptoms, but rarely work for long.

If you are one of these people, the real answer to your medical problems may lie in this book.

Celiac disease is a hereditary condition that damages the lining of the small intestine so that it cannot properly absorb the food that you eat. Without essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrition, the entire body begins to suffer. Because of its autoimmune nature it also sets...



The 90-Day Immune System Makeover
Janet Maccaro, PhD
0884196925
June 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
If you're tired of being sick and tired, and if you're ready for a complete immune system makeover, this powerful, easy-to-follow 90-day immune system makeover can show you how. Mark your calendar! You can build and strengthen your immune system, bring your body's systems into proper balance and experience disease-free living! No matter how your health has been in the past, there is something you can do right now to give your health a complete makeover---to give you the vitality and energy to embrace life at your best! This amazing guide to renewed health gives you: News vital to improving your daily life---which foods heal, which vitamins and supplements build and restore your health Amazing facts--how your immune system is your miraculous internal pharmacy Valuable self-tests that help you monitor your body's...


How the Immune System Works
Lauren M. Sompayrac
063204702X
January 2003
Textbook Paperback
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James L. Cook, M.D., Professor of Med\
"Most of us prefer novels over textbooks for the ease of reading and the joy of great storytelling. Dr. Sompayrac combines both traits in this innovative new book on immunology in which he teaches the state of the art by making key concepts easy and fun to understand." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Linda Clayton, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Immunology and Inflammation Section, Biogen Cambridge, Mass.
"This book does an excellent job of giving a comprehensive overview of the basic concepts of immunology in a highly readable style; even practicing immunologists will benefit from the overall perspective presented." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Boost Your Child's Immune System: A Program and Recipes for Raising Strong, Healthy Kids
Lucy Burney
1557046425
June 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
While there's no surefire way to improve good health through immunity, food can have a lot to do with it, says Burney, a nutrition specialist who has written three previous books on children's diets. Giving parents one more reason to make sure their children eat well, she explains what can be done to strengthen children's defenses and make them better able to fight off bugs and infections. She offers a basic introduction to how the immune system works, following that with a section on allergies and one on antibiotics. Burney breaks the rest of the book into age-specific chapters, from birth through age 18. Throughout, she emphasizes food that is fresh and full of immune-boosting nutrients, like vitamin A, beta-carotene, B-complex, iron and zinc. The recipes are easy to prepare and age-appropriate: e.g., fruit and...


The Lupus Book
Daniel J. Wallace
0195181816
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Continuing with his quest for physical and emotional health, Deepak Chopra (Ageless Body, Timeless Mind) zeroes in on common intestinal disorders in Perfect Digestion: The Key to Balanced Living, due in October from Harmony. Digestion plays a central role in our lives, says Chopra, turning to Ayurveda, the traditional Indian science of health, for greater understanding of the mind-body connection. Explaining how the gastrointestinal tract works when it's healthy, he offers suggestions for restoring it to health when ideal functioning is lost through imbalance or disease. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternate selections. ($15 128p ISBN 0-517-79975-8) An autoimmune disorder that often defies diagnosis and to date has defied a cure is closely considered in Dr. Daniel J. Wallace's The Lupus Book, an...


The Top 100 Immunity Boosters: 100 Recipes to Keep Your Immune System Fighting Kit
Charlotte Haigh
1844831116
December 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A vigorous immune system is vital to good health, both physical and mental. Research has long shown that the nutrients present in common foods can help strengthen the body's natural defenses and provide unbeatable protection against infection, disease, and allergy. This handy guide lists the most potent of these immune-boosting foods - profiling each one, highlighting its unique benefits, and providing important nutritional information. The book was written for those in poor health (whether short- or long-term), those who suffer from repeated infections, or anyone who is simply concerned with maximizing health through nutrition. Individual chapters cover Roots and Bulbs; Nuts, Seeds, and Oils; Grains, Pulses, and Beans; Poultry and Game; and much more. Written by a frequent, knowledgeable commentator on this issue,...


Living Well with Autoimmune Disease
Mary J. Shomon
0060938196
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Autoimmune diseases affect 50 million Americans, mostly women, who frequently remain undiagnosed and untreated, or are treated ineffectively. Living Well with Autoimmune Disease helps readers pinpoint symptoms, find the right practitioner, and learn cutting-edge approaches to reduce symptoms and reverse their disease.

Author Mary Shomon, who has the immune disease Hashimoto's thyroiditis, explains how the immune system is supposed to work, and what can go wrong. Then she discusses more than 20 specific autoimmune diseases--such as chronic fatigue syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, thyroid disease, Graves' disease, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, and multiple sclerosis. For each, she covers symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Shomon, a patient advocate and Web guide for...



Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge To Evolution
Michael J. Behe
0684834936
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Michael J. Behe, a biochemist at Lehigh University, presents here a scientific argument for the existence of God. Examining the evolutionary theory of the origins of life, he can go part of the way with Darwin--he accepts the idea that species have been differentiated by the mechanism of natural selection from a common ancestor. But he thinks that the essential randomness of this process can explain evolutionary development only at the macro level, not at the micro level of his expertise. Within the biochemistry of living cells, he argues, life is "irreducibly complex." This is the last black box to be opened, the end of the road for science. Faced with complexity at this level, Behe suggests that it can only be the product of "intelligent design." --This text refers to the Hardcover ...


Immunology, Fifth Edition
Richard A. Goldsby, et al
0716749475
November 29, 2002
Paperback
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Book Info
Amherst College, MA. Immunology textbook for students. Previous edition, c1997, was titled Immunology, by Janis Kuby. Presents a current and comprehensive introduction to the principles and research in the field. Color highlighting and illustrations. DNLM: Immune System--immunology. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


The Sjogren's Syndrome Survival Guide
Teri P. Rumpf
1572243562
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Consumer text provides information about Sjogren's syndrome and how to live with the disease. Covers such topics as disease definition, diagnosis, treatment options, emotional issues with friends and family, work and disability, and healing. Softcover.


Immunobiology: The Immune System in Health and Disease with CD-ROM
Charles Janeway
0815341016
July 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Clinical Immunology 113(3):345-6, 2004
Immunobiology is, and remains, one of the most comprehensive and clear texts on the subject.

Review
Immunobiology is widely regarded as an outstanding general immunology textbook, equally at home on the bookshelf of an undergraduate as on that of a professor emeritus. Immunobiology is, and remains, one of the most comprehensive and clear texts on the subject, and is of use to a wide audience; this sixth edition is the most impressive one yet..#113(3):345 - 6–Clinical Immunology, 2004

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Living with Lymphoma : A Patient's Guide
Elizabeth M. Adler
0801881803
September 30, 2005
Paperback
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Review
"It is the most complete explanation of what goes on I've found and is excellent... I highly recommend it." -- Mike Barela, Lymphoma Information Network
"Well-researched guide for lymphoma patients... Adler's personal experiences are integrated into the medical material." -- Library Journal
"It is the most complete explanation of what goes on I've found and is excellent... I highly recommend it for patients, loved ones, and anyone who would like to understand what is lymphoma." -- Mike Barela, Lymphoma Information Network
"A wide range of library holdings will want to make this a basic reference; from public libraries to college health collections." -- Midwest Book Review
"Recommended for larger public and consumer health libraries." -- Eris Weaver, Library Journal Review
"Very highly recommended." --...


Living with Lupus
Sheldon Paul Blau
0738209228
Jan 2004
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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From Library Journal
Blau ( Lupus: The Body Against Itself , LJ 4/1/77; Doubleday, 1984. 2d ed.) states that one million Americans suffer from lupus, eight out of nine being women. That's a compelling reason for patients, their families, and their friends to learn more about this connective tissue disease, which affects joints and muscles, skin, blood vessels, lung membranes, the heart, and the kidneys. The cause is unknown, but Blau cites theories regarding genetics, a virus, and environmental causes. He describes 11 diagnostic criteria but recommends that final diagnosis be made by a rheumatologist. Blau explains the main drugs prescribed for lupus, emphasizing corticosteroids, and also discusses accompanying problems like anemia and osteoporosis. While he offers some useful information, the omission of a major resource for obtaining...


Living Well with Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You... . That You Need to Know, Revised
Mary J. Shomon
0060740957
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
As many as one in eight women have a thyroid condition. In Living Well with Hypothyroidism, Mary Shomon outlines the most common of these--too little thyroid hormones in the body. Weight gain, depression, fatigue, and what patients call "brain fog, Brillo hair, and prune skin" result. Because the symptoms of hypothyroidism mimic so many other conditions--chronic fatigue, PMS, clinical depression--it can be very tricky to diagnose, especially since patients with HMOs may not get the thorough testing they need.

Shomon knows of what she speaks: she's a health writer and thyroid patient herself. She also manages a thyroid Web site and writes a newsletter on hypothyroidism. In Living Well, she offers an extensively researched guide to this complex condition. She covers conventional, alternative, and late-breaking approaches...



Living Well with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
Mary J. Shomon
0060521252
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, CFS/FMS researcher/practitioner and author of
"...a thorough and balanced book that will teach you how to get well now."

Dr. Joseph Mercola, author of
"...start changing your life for the better now by reading this crucial book."

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Lean on Me: Ten Powerful Steps to Moving beyond Your Diagnosis and Taking Back Your Life
Nancy Davis
074327640X
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The author, founder of the Center Without Walls (a medical research foundation), has written an inspirational book for anyone with multiple sclerosis (MS). When she was a mother of three small children, she was diagnosed with MS at the age of 33. Her neurologist told her to go home and "go to bed... forever." Determined to have an active life, Davis developed a program to live as fully as possible. First she ditched a troubled marriage and surrounded herself only with people who would support her emotionally. She learned as much as she could about MS, working her way through the maze of medical information and misinformation to find which physicians and treatments would be the most help. In order to remain positive, avoid stress and commit to a healthy diet, she explored alternative approaches (among others,...


Graves' Disease: A Practical Guide
Elaine A. Moore, Lisa Moore
0786410116
August 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Graves' Disease, a common form of hyperthyroidism characterized by a goiter and often a slight protrusion of the eyeballs, currently affects approximately 200 million people worldwide, three million in the United States alone. This work addresses both typical and special concerns of patients with Graves' Disease, discusses its association with related autoimmune disorders, and emphasizes the patient's role in the healing process. Included are chapters with basic information on the disease, the thyroid and its hormones, Graves' ophthalmopathy, dermopathy, and acropachy, the diagnosis of GD, autoantibodies and autoimmune diseases associated with it, genetic and nongenetic influences, allopathic treatments, alternative medicine, special considerations in pregnant women, children, and teens, hyperthyroidism associated with...


What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Fibromyalgia: The Revolutionary Treatment That Can Reverse the Disease
R. Paul St Amand
0446694444
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
..first book to offer a treatment program combining diet and exercise recommendations with the use of guaifenesin, a well-known medication available over the counter. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Fibromyalgia is a painful disorder for which mainstream medicine has no solution other than heavy, and often ineffective, use of painkillers, along with lifestyle changes. It affects 20 million Americans, with high rates of occurrence in women. Related to rheumatoid arthritis, it too is an autoimmune disorder involving muscular pain, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, and depression. 'What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia' is the first book to offer a treatment program combining diet and exercise recommendations with the...


Signaling & Gene Expression in the Immune System (Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology)
Cold Spring Harbor
0879695692
May 1, 2000
Hardcover
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Taking Charge of Lupus
Maureen Pratt
0451206991
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
While there is no known cure for lupus erythematosus and the course of the disease is unpredictable, Maureen Pratt-diagnosed with lupus herself-believes daily life for the sufferer can be greatly improved. Based on her own personal experiences and written with a doctor, this book provides essential information on how to manage with the condition on a day-to-day basis including:

€ Choosing a doctor
€ Coping with medication side effects
€ Designing a home environment that accomodates physical limitations
€ Dealing with insurance and other financial issues
€ and the role of faith

About the Author
Maureen Pratt is an author and playwright diagnosed with lupus. She is a contributor to Lupus Line, the quarterly newsletter of...


Magic School Bus inside Ralphie: A Book about Germs
Scholastic Books Inc.
0590400258
October 1995
Paperback
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