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What to Expect When You're Expecting, Third Edition

0761121323


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Book Review
Eighteen years after it first hit the shelves and having sold more than 10 million copies, What to Expect When You're Expecting is still on nearly every mother-to-be's reading list. This completely revised and updated edition is packed with answers to hundreds of questions and worries expectant parents may have. The information is presented in a month-by-month format starting with planning a pregnancy and choosing a practitioner, and follows through to six weeks after delivery. Each chapter begins with an explanation of what to expect at a particular month's prenatal visit and a brief description of how mom and baby are growing and changing before getting to the heart of the matter: What You May Be Concerned About. Topics are presented as questions ranging from "Should I be taking vitamins?" to "What if I forget everything I learn in...


Super Baby Food
Ruth Yaron
0965260313
Nov 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Ruth Yaron cares deeply about what your baby is eating--so much so that her bestselling Super Baby Food is encyclopedic in both scope and size. Ounce for hefty ounce, this manual/cookbook/reference guide is worth its weight in formula, packed as it is with detailed information on homemade baby food, nutritional data, feeding schedules, cooking techniques, recipes, and other invaluable feeding tips. Yaron builds her compelling argument for making baby food at home on the simple premise that food profoundly impacts health, especially when an infant's developing digestive tract is involved. Parents will learn why babies should start out on rice porridge, bananas, avocados, and sweet potatoes before advancing to more difficult-to-digest foods such as wheat cereals and milk products. While Yaron's passionate stance and vegetarian...


Scam-Proof Your Life: 377 Smart Ways to Protect You and Your Family from Rip-Offs, Bogus Deals, and Other Consumer Headaches
Sid Kirchheimer
1402730411
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Get inside information from those in the know on how to protect your money, your rights, and your health—with the most complete, practical, and easy-to-follow collection of consumer wisdom ever assembled.
 
In this essential action guide by dogged consumer reporter Sid Kirchheimer, more than 100 leading experts reveal smart and specific tips, techniques, and tactics that anyone can use to avoid being victimized—financially, physically, or emotionally. Car salesmen disclose secret strategies to save you thousands of dollars on your next vehicle purchase. Repairmen divulge the tricks of their trades … and disclose the advice you’ll need to get superior service at an honest price. Con men and crooks offer defensive directives to deprive thieves of your money, your possessions, and...


Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family's Triumph over Autism
Catherine Maurice
0449906647
July 1994
Paperback
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From Kirkus Reviews
A vivid and uplifting story of how a family pulled not one but two children out of the torments of autism--and into a normal life. Maurice is the pseudonym for a mother of three whose courage and determination overrode the pessimistic prognosis that ``autism is incurable.'' She was already pregnant with her third child when her one-year-old daughter, Anne-Marie, was diagnosed as autistic. Maurice and her husband cast about to find not merely a relief from symptoms but a cure, finally adopting the form of behavior modification found successful in carefully controlled studies by O. Ivar Lovaas, a California-based researcher. The program involved a daily regimen of repetitious training, the resetting of patterns of behavior that had gone awry, and the replacement of sympathy by discipline, interrupting the child's...


Mayo Clinic Family Health Book
Scott C. Litin
0060002506
Jan 2003
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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From Library Journal
This excellent home health book presents authoritative, current medical information for each family member from newborn to elderly. The editors have arranged the material in five broad divisions: lifecycles, the world around us, keeping fit, human disease and disorders, and modern medical care. Within these divisions, topics are well organized and indexed. The Mayo Clinic contributors describe the body's structure and functions, advise how to remain healthy, and answer questions about diagnosis and therapy. "The book is not intended to teach you to perform independent self-diagnosis," they warn. "However, you can use it to help you better understand your body and mind and to help you become a more active partner in your health care." More up to date than the American Medical Association Family Medical Guide ( LJ...


Codependent No More : How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
Melody Beattie
0894864025
September 1, 1986
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Codependency is an important aspect of the interpersonal dynamic among people with addictive disorders. Codependent people find themselves obsessed in often futile ways with controlling someone who repeatedly makes trouble for him- or herself or others. Few people understand this idea as well as Melody Beattie, an author recovering successfully from a variety of addictive disorders and entanglements. In this popular work, she combines real-life stories with lucid explanations of the concepts that define every part of the codependent syndrome. Delivered by the incomparable Gabrielle de Cuir, the program paints a coherent, enlightening picture and offers many constructive ideas for people stuck in a codependent pattern. T.W. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine ...


Homemade Baby Food Pure & Simple
Connie Linardakis
0761527907
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Review
You Can Prepare Wonderful Food for Your Baby—No Matter How Busy You Are!

Review
You Can Prepare Wonderful Food for Your Baby?No Matter How Busy You Are!

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Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice and Research
Shirley May Harmon Hanson
0803612028
April 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The new edition of this popular text has been revised and reorganized with your success in mind! Inside these pages you'll find new chapters, easy-to-read bulleted chapter summaries, and a new, more colorful design.

Book Info
A. Davis. Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland. Textbook introduces theories and concepts of family health care nursing and applies the family nursing perspective to more traditional nursing specialities. For nursing students. 20 contributors. DNLM: Nursing Care. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


The Savvy Senior
Jim Miller
1401307493
June 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Those interested in making plans for their own retirement years or concerned about a parent's retirement will find many of their questions answered here. The author writes the syndicated column "The Savvy Senior," which is published in 400 newspapers, and he bases his book on the thousands of questions he receives on social security issues, Medicare, estate and retirement planning, health issues, caregiving, grandparenting and more. Miller's writing style is a mixture of "just the facts, please" and light humor, allowing him to establish himself as a credible and knowledgeable expert. Numerous checklists, resources and charts make it easy to learn about such mundane topics as Medicare and living trusts, while "savvy notes" interspersed between paragraphs enlighten with odd factoids. Baby boomers caring for...


What to Expect the First Year, Second Edition
Heidi Murkoff, et al
0761129588
October 16, 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Is our baby eating enough? Is this much crying normal? How do I know when she is really sick? This hefty, 671-page guide to your baby's first year is brought to you by the creators of the bestselling What to Expect When You're Expecting. The three authors, all mothers themselves, are calm, clear, and encouraging as they tackle the first year of child-rearing, month by month. The easy-to-absorb, chronological format includes sections such as "What Your Baby May Be Doing," "What You Can Expect at This Month's Checkups," "Feeding Your Baby This Month," "What You May Be Concerned About," and "What It's Important to Know." Part Two addresses special concerns such as illness, first aid do's and don'ts, the low-birthweight baby, the adopted baby, becoming a father, and...


Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health
Toni Weschler
0060937645
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
This comprehensive book explains in lucid, assured terms how to practice the fertility awareness method (FAM), a natural, scientifically proven but little-known form of birth control (which is not to be confused with the woefully ineffective "rhythm" method). Author Toni Weschler has been teaching fertility awareness for almost 20 years, and it's only just now gaining in popularity. As the book explains, by using simple fertility signs including peaks in morning body temperature and changes in cervical position and cervical mucus, it's possible to determine when ovulation is taking place. Fertility awareness is therefore useful for not only couples who are trying to conceive, but for those who are aiming to avoid pregnancy without the use of chemical contraceptives. It will be of special interest to those women who...


Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide
Harvard Medical School
0684863731
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
These days, when you only get to see your physician for 10 minutes after waiting several weeks for an appointment, you're often forced to get your information somewhere else. Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide will do what your doctor can't: answer your questions for hours on end. This richly packed compendium offers more than a thousand pages of health information compiled from the expertise of 7,000 physicians and researchers. Whether you're figuring out what your symptoms might mean, researching a disease, looking up a medication, learning about a body part or function, or formulating questions to ask your doctor, you can find the medical knowledge here--and in simple, layperson's language.

You'll undoubtedly make the most use of the diagnosis section, in flow-chart form. You identify a symptom, then answer a...



Blender Baby Food
Nicole Young
0778801187
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Brooklyn Parent 11/2005
Recipes so simple that you may never buy jarred baby food again.

Book Description
Making nutritious, homemade baby food has never been so easy! Baby food doesn't have to come in jars, and making your own at home is not difficult. Baby food is strained, puréed or mashed adult food - just a different version of the food you prepare for yourself. Here are three good reasons to make baby food at home: 1. Knowing what's in it, therefore ensuring healthy and wholesome meals. 2. Tailoring the texture to your baby's preferences. 3. Shaping baby's tastes and helping him/her learn what fresh foods taste like. Whether choosing to make all baby's food at home, or just some of it, the blender is a great way to offer new flavors in a baby-friendly texture. Once a child begins...


Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder
Demitri Papolos M.D.
0767912853
September 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
For any caregiver experiencing life with a bipolar child, Demitri and Janice Papolos's The Bipolar Child will be an indispensable reference guide. The material is presented clearly, with lots of helpful charts and lists to aid in receiving proper diagnosis, treatment, and long-term care. All medical information is relayed with the aim of helping parents to ensure effective treatment for their children and includes journal-tracking formats to help caregivers provide accurate information to personal physicians. Importantly, many pages are devoted to discussions about the emotional upheavals that living with a bipolar child can bring, and how parents and children can cope most effectively. The book is filled with families' stories that do a beautiful job providing comfort and inspiration to others. A detailed chapter on...


The Nursing Mother's Companion, Fifth Revised Edition (Nursing Mother's Companion (Paperback))
Kathleen Huggins
155832304X
March 25, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Consumer health text provides a guide to help new mothers prevent or solve common and rare breast-feeding issues. Topics covered include breast care, concerns for the mother and infant, nursing positions, survival guides from the first week through the twelfth month, special babies, diaper rash, and more. Previous edition: c1999. Softcover, hardcover also available.

About the Author
Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S., is the co-author of The Nursing Mother’s Guide to Weaning. A registered nurse, certified lactation consultant, and early childcare expert, Kathleen has over 25 years of experience working with pregnant women, new moms, and newborns. She is the owner of the maternity shop Simply Mama in San Luis Obispo, California.


Pocket Guide to Natural Health
Stephen Langer
1575666146
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
Marc Weissbluth
0449004023
January 2003
Paperback
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Review
“I love Dr. Weissbluth’s philosophy that the most important thing to have is a well-rested family. And fortunately, thanks to this book, most days (and nights) we do!”
–from the Foreword by Cindy Crawford


From the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
One of the country's leading researchers updates his revolutionary approach to solving--and preventing--your children's sleep problems

Here Dr. Marc Weissbluth, a distinguished pediatrician and father of four, offers his groundbreaking program to ensure the best sleep for your child. In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, he explains with authority and reassurance his step-by-step regime for instituting beneficial habits within the framework of your child's natural sleep cycles. This valuable...


SuperSized Kids
Walt Larimore
044657760X
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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— Tom Coburn, MD, U.S. Senator
"A welcome, fresh approach that should be read and reviewed by physicians and parents alike."

Book Description
In this essential new book, a pediatric endocrinologist and a respected dietician present a step-by-step, medically sound, and achievable weight-control program that will benefit the whole family. Poor diet and sedentary lifestyles are at the root of this child obesity epidemic.

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Ethnicity and Family Therapy, Third Edition
Monica McGoldrick (Editor), et al
1593850204
August 18, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"The representation of additional ethnic groups is an important contribution of this compelling new edition. A clear reminder that cultural diversity is a fact of life, this book gives family therapists and other helping professionals a greater understanding of the histories, values, and expectations of the diverse families and individuals we encounter. Important themes resonate throughout, including the ways that religious and spiritual beliefs, historical circumstances, immigration histories, and experiences of racism and prejudice influence contemporary families' strengths and struggles. Every chapter is moving, unique, and highly useful."--Patricia Arredondo, EdD, Counseling/Counseling Psychology Program, Arizona State University; President (2005-2006), American Counseling Association

"Now in its third edition,...


American Medical Association Family Medical Guide
American Medical Association Staff
0471269115
January 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Medical "bibles" go out of date quickly. Diseases don't change, but our understanding of them does. So a new volume of a standard guide for the nonphysician is certainly welcome. What's perhaps most gratifying about this updated reference is that, based on new understanding of how much regular people can do to keep body and mind whole, it advises readers to take an active approach. For those already suffering a particular medical condition—and the book covers a great deal of territory, from blood to heart to brain diseases—this volume will serve as a source of real understanding. Armed with the basics, patients may be less embarrassed to ask more of their physicians or surgeons. The authors acknowledge the benefits of yoga and meditation (which they call the relaxation response) and offer a rundown of...


Weight Watchers Family Power: 5 Simple Rules for a Healthy Weight Home
Weight Watchers
0471771023
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
With refreshing practicality and easy-to-follow instructions, Weight Watchers' chief scientific officer Miller-Kovach shows how a family can take small steps to eliminate childhood weight problems and establish a "healthy-weight home... in which everyone who lives there has a lifestyle that encourages them to be at a weight that is right and healthy for them." The steps in this process are unthreatening lifestyle changes, such as focusing on nutritious foods, including treats; rationing nonhomework TV time; being active one hour or more every day; and having these changes apply to the whole family. Miller-Kovach outlines parents' responsibilities for ensuring a healthful diet for their kids: they must be food role models, food enforcers, activity providers and activity enforcers. Chapters such as "Setting Food...


Brain Foods for Kids
Nicola Graimes
0553383353
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
After writing several award-winning health and nutrition titles that have had great success in the UK, Nicola Graimes makes her debut in the US market with the first book to focus on children and brain power and the foods that truly can improve intelligence and those that can hinder it. With her exciting positive twist on the link between the food that children eat and their mental development, Graimes offers parents new ways and reasons to give their children (from pregnancy through primary school) and the essential foods and nutrients they require.

BRAIN FOODS FOR KIDS includes:

-A clear and easy-to-follow introduction to the principles of good childhood nutrition and information on all the latest science on brain-boosting foods

-Practical, kid-tested advice on incorporating the essential...


The 36-Hour Day : A Family Guide to Caring for Persons With Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life
Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins
0446610410
April 1, 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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From Library Journal
It has been estimated that five percent of older people suffer from severe intellectual impairment. So these two eloquent and readable guides will be much in demand as the number of families facing the challenge of caring for a relative with some form of dementing illness continues to grow. First published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day follows the format of the previous two editions but has been thoroughly updated to incorporate new information on the latest research, several drugs that hold promise, and genetic aspects of Alzheimer's. The heart of the guide remains unchanged, focusing on helping families cope with this progressive and irreversible disease. Besides tips on how to care for the demented during the various stages of the disease (for example, place a picture of a toilet on the bathroom door), the text...


Rosemary Gladstar's Family Herbal
Rosemary Gladstar
1580174256
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Rosemary Gladstar's Family Herbal: A Guide to Living Life with Energy, Health, and Vitality is an all-in-one source for all ages. The community herbalist, founder of United Plant Savers and author of Herbal Healing for Women, demystifies the world of herbal healing and shares her expertise and recipes and formulas for herbal soups, salads, teas, tinctures, elixirs, creams, salves and baths for people of all ages. Gladstar points the way to physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, utilizing her natural means but warns of the dangers of improper usage. Sidebars and highlighted sections in this handsome reference discuss controversies and highlight special points. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Considered the mother of modern...


The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
Dave Pelzer
1558745157
August 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Following A Child Called It (Health Communications, 1995), which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and appears frequently on high school reading lists, this is the second in a planned trilogy from motivational author and speaker Pelzer. Here he tells his story from the time he left his abusive mother and alcoholic father, through his experiences in five foster homes and juvenile detention, and how he eventually made it into the Air Force. He was a defiant, rebellious boy who, despite his background and personality, managed to endear himself to many guardians, social workers, and teachers. Pelzer writes in an honest, sometimes rambling, style; he is never bitter, and his story will find many sympathetic readers. However, he leaves many questions unanswered (which may appear in the third book), dealing with his...


Crazy
Pete Earley
0399153136
April 20, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Suffering delusions from bipolar disorder, Mike Earley broke into a stranger's home to take a bubble bath and significantly damaged the premises. That Mike's act was viewed as a crime rather than a psychotic episode spurred his father, veteran journalist Pete Earley (Family of Spies), to investigate the "criminalization of the mentally ill." Earley gains access to the Miami-Dade County jail where guards admit that they routinely beat prisoners. He learns that Deidra Sanbourne, whose 1988 deinstitutionalization was a landmark civil rights case, died after being neglected in a boarding house. A public defender describes how he—not always happily—helps mentally ill clients avoid hospitalization. Throughout this grim work, Earley uneasily straddles the line between father and journalist. He compromises...


Daily Candy A to Z : An Insider's Guide to the Sweet Life
Editors of DailyCandy
1401302181
April 11, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Launched in 2000, DailyCandy's emails quickly became a habit for New Yorkers looking for dish on the latest trends, gadgets, hot new restaurants and sales. This, the site's first book, is an alphabetized compilation of some of the best musings on topics ranging from how to plan a party to coping with enemies in the workplace to how to make a budget (and stick to it). Through it all, the editors maintain a crisp, clear voice with a confident undertone that's rare among lifestyle books. While their advice on men is short, it's prefaced with an admission that relationships aren't easy and that a little humility goes a long way-something you won't read in Cosmopolitan. The book encourages readers to enjoy life on one's own terms, and even goes so far as to admit it's okay to be single. Also included is...

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