A Roadmap for Curing Cancer  Alzheimer s  and Cardiovascular Disease Book

A Roadmap for Curing Cancer Alzheimer s and Cardiovascular Disease

  • Author : Paul J. Marangos
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128127971

A Roadmap for Curing Cancer Alzheimer s and Cardiovascular Disease Excerpt :

Cancer, dementia, and cardiovascular disease are responsible for almost two million deaths each year in the United States alone and represent the largest immediate threat to humanity. Over the last century, we have made spectacular advances that have transformed our society – splitting the atom, space travel, telecommunications, and the Internet – but with medical research focused mostly on science for the sake of science, it has yielded precious few cures. A Roadmap for Curing Cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Cardiovascular Disease represents a "first of its kind" effort to address both the reasons for this and to posit solutions to fix our broken system, in an effort to finally end this cure crisis. Dr. Marangos draws on 45 years of experience in every aspect of the biomedical R&D field, from basic drug discovery research at the NIH to the co-founding of five drug companies. He has published 252 research papers and edited four books on drug discovery, is co-inventor on 14 patents, and founded "The Journal of Molecular Neuroscience". He argues that from a development perspective, the regulatory, patent, and legal hurdles that force industry to pursue so-called "me-too" drugs rather than cures for terminal diseases must be re-thought. Leadership accountability, strategy, focus, and urgency need to be re-evaluated, and major reforms to the NIH, FDA, and patent codes are proposed.to remedy these impediments to cures. Written for anyone frustrated with the seemingly endless threat of terminal disease, this book seeks to inform, energize, and provide the rationale for the public and industry stakeholders, as well as clinicians and researchers, to resurrect the physician-patient relationship and demand that we get serious about ridding society of this scourge on humanity. - This work contains the views and opinions of the author and are in no way intended to harm the reputation of any person, agency, organization, or commercial entity discussed herein. - First comprehensiv

The Roadmap to 100 Book

The Roadmap to 100

  • Author : Walter M. Bortz, II, MD
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-13
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0230107621

The Roadmap to 100 Excerpt :

With a baby boomer turning sixty every ten seconds, we are rapidly becoming an aging society. But cutting edge research on the connection between age and disease shows us that many of the preconceptions we had about how to grow old need a second look. This groundbreaking book is full of take-away prescriptive advice which the nearly seventy-five million boomers in this nation will value. Top gerontologist and Stanford medical school professor Dr. Walter Bortz and co-author Randall Stickrod draw on new science and a thirty-year longitudinal study of centenarians to show that: • Genetics plays a smaller role in aging than previously thought • Senility, dementia, and other diseases of the elderly, are largely preventable and not an inevitable consequence of aging • Engagement, through sexual relationships, social interaction, and professional activity, is a key factor in long, healthy lives • Physical fitness can recover at least 30 years of aging Filled with in-depth insight and practical advice, The Roadmap to 100 gives you the power to control your own destiny and live well beyond 100.

A Roadmap to Nonhematopoietic Stem Cell Based Therapeutics Book

A Roadmap to Nonhematopoietic Stem Cell Based Therapeutics

  • Author : Xiao-Dong Chen
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128119211

A Roadmap to Nonhematopoietic Stem Cell Based Therapeutics Excerpt :

A Roadmap to Non-hematopoietic Stem Cell-Based Therapeutics: From the Bench to the Clinic is a resource that provides an overview of the principles of stem cell therapy, the promises and challenges of using stem cells for treating various clinical conditions, and future perspectives. The overall goal is to facilitate the translation of basic research on stem cells to clinical applications. The properties of stem cells from various sources are reviewed and the advantages and disadvantages of each for clinical use are discussed. Modifying stem cell properties through preconditioning strategies using physical, chemical, genetic, and molecular manipulation to improve cell survival, increase cell differentiation potential, enhance production of paracrine factors, and facilitate homing to the site of injury or disease upon transplantation are reviewed. Various routes of stem cell administration and dosing, and the duration of effects, are explored. Individual chapters are written by experts in the field and focus on the use of stem cells in treating various degenerative diseases, autoimmune diseases, wound healing, cardiovascular disease, spinal cord injury, oral and dental diseases, and skeletal disorders. Finally, experts in the regulatory arena discuss mechanisms used in different countries for approving the use of stem cells to treat diseases and many common issues that are typically encountered while seeking approval for this class of therapeutic agent. Offers advanced students, as well as new researchers, an overview of the principles of stem cell therapy Discusses a wide array of pressing clinical issues with stem cell-based therapies so that new ideas in the laboratory can be efficiently translated to the clinic through better designed clinical trials Helps clarify current regulatory mechanisms so that the safe use of stem cells for treating a variety of diseases can move forward Fosters cross-disciplinary dialogue between research scientists and physicians to acc

Geriatric Psycho Oncology Book

Geriatric Psycho Oncology

  • Author : Jimmie C. Holland
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199361489

Geriatric Psycho Oncology Excerpt :

Geriatric Psycho-Oncology is a comprehensive handbook that provides best practice models for the management of psychological, cognitive, and social outcomes of older adults living with cancer and their families. Chapters cover a wide range of topics including screening tools and interventions, psychiatric emergencies and disorders, physical symptom management, communication issues, and issues specific to common cancer sites. A resource section is appended to provide information on national services and programs. This book features contributions from experts designed to help clinicians review, anticipate and respond to emotional issues that often arise in the context of treating older cancer patients. Numerous cross-references and succinct tables and figures make this concise reference easy to use. Geriatric Psycho-Oncology is an ideal resource for helping oncologists and nurses recognize when it may be best to refer patients to their mental health colleagues and for those who are establishing or adding psychosocial components to existing clinics.

Metabolism and Medicine Book

Metabolism and Medicine

  • Author : Brian Fertig
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000472134

Metabolism and Medicine Excerpt :

Chronic disease states of aging should be viewed through the prism of metabolism and biophysical processes at all levels of physiological organization present in the human body. This book describes the building blocks of understanding from a reasonable but not high-level technical language viewpoint, employing the perspective of a clinical physician. It brings together concepts from five specific branches of physics relevant to biology and medicine, namely, biophysics, classical electromagnetism, thermodynamics, systems biology and quantum mechanics. Key Features: Broad and up-to-date overview of the field of metabolism, especially connecting the spectrum of topics that range from modern physical underpinnings with cell biology to clinical practice. Provides a deeper basic science and interdisciplinary understanding of biological systems that broaden the perspectives and therapeutic problem solving. Introduces the concept of the Physiological Fitness Landscape, which is inspired by the physics of phase transitions This first volume in a two-volume set, primarily targets an audience of clinical and science students, biomedical researchers and physicians who would benefit from understanding each other’s language.

Food as Medicine Diseases Book

Food as Medicine Diseases

  • Author : Dizzy Davidson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-03-12
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9798720575250

Food as Medicine Diseases Excerpt :

FOOD AS MEDICINE FOR CHRONIC DISEASES.Would you like to eat foods that prevent and cure common diseases without taking pharmaceutical drugs, thereby avoiding all their side effects? The answer to this question is straightforward, as you know, and you will discover even more in this book. The great Greek physician, Hippocrates, referred to as the father of modern medicine, said, "Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine, And Let Medicine Be Thy Food." The Philosofer made this statement over 2,000 years ago, but it is still relevant today. If you value your happiness, and good health, and also those of your family and friends, then you will be glad that you found this book, because you will discover and you will learn some valuable life-saving lessons that you would have missed if you never found this book. Not many books have valuable benefits to your health because it does not require you to spend any extra money or resources. It only teaches you how to use the foods that you are already eating to your health advantage. The same benefits will also go to your friends and family, without much increase in your current food budget. It may even reduce your food expenses, with lots of health and nutritional benefits.FOOD AS MEDICINE, FOR CHRONIC DISEASES, goes to great lengths to address how you can eat your food to achieve excellent health and wellness without any additional steps. Also, it shows you a clear roadmap of how you can address any pre-existing chronic health conditions with the reduction of prescription drugs and, in some cases, eliminating them.After reading this book, you will discover the healthy, delicious, and nutritious foods you should be eating to address any health problems you and your family members might have.In addition to showing you how to choose, prepare and enjoy foods with loads of nutrition and other health benefits, this book will also provide you with specific details about addressing some particular health conditions, like: -Cancer-Diabetes-Hyperten

Departments of Labor  Health and Human Services  Education  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2006  National Institutes of Health Book

Departments of Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2006 National Institutes of Health

  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Government publications
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D02480528T

Departments of Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2006 National Institutes of Health Excerpt :

Departments of Labor  Health and Human Services  Education  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2006 Book

Departments of Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2006

  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105050395925

Departments of Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2006 Excerpt :

VA Research on Alzheimer s Disease  Parkinson s Disease  and Diabetes Book

VA Research on Alzheimer s Disease Parkinson s Disease and Diabetes

  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Alzheimer's disease
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN 10 : PURD:32754077972879

VA Research on Alzheimer s Disease Parkinson s Disease and Diabetes Excerpt :

The Law of Biologic Medicine Book

The Law of Biologic Medicine

  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Drugs
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 10 : PURD:32754075289573

The Law of Biologic Medicine Excerpt :

The XX Brain Book

The XX Brain

  • Author : Lisa Mosconi PhD
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593083123

The XX Brain Excerpt :

The instant New York Times bestseller! "In The XX Brain, Lisa meticulously guides us in the ways we can both nourish and protect ourselves, body and mind, to ensure our brains remain resilient throughout our lives." --from the foreword by Maria Shriver The first book to address cognitive enhancement and Alzheimer's prevention specifically in women--and to frame brain health as an essential component of Women's Health. In this revolutionary book, Dr. Lisa Mosconi, director of the Women's Brain Initiative at Weill Cornell Medical College, provides women with the first plan to address the unique risks of the female brain. Until now, medical research has focused on "bikini medicine," assuming that women are essentially men with breasts and tubes. Yet women are far more likely than men to suffer from anxiety, depression, migraines, brain injuries, and strokes. They are also twice as likely to end their lives suffering from Alzheimer's disease, even when their longer lifespans are taken into account. But in the past, the female brain has received astonishingly little attention and was rarely studied by medical researchers-- resulting in a wealth of misinformation about women's health. The XX Brain confronts this crisis by revealing how the two powerful X chromosomes that distinguish women from men impact the brain first and foremost and by focusing on a key brain-protective hormone: estrogen. Taking on all aspects of women's health, including brain fog, memory lapses, depression, stress, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, and the increased risk of dementia, Dr. Mosconi introduces cutting-edge, evidence-based approaches to protecting the female brain, including a specific diet proven to work for women, strategies to reduce stress, and useful tips for restorative sleep. She also examines the controversy about soy and hormonal replacement therapy, takes on the perils of environmental toxins, and examines the role of our microbiome. Perhaps best of all, she makes clear that it is

Oxford Handbook of Cancer Nursing Book

Oxford Handbook of Cancer Nursing

  • Author : Michael Tadman
  • Publisher : Oxford Handbooks in Nursing
  • Release Date : 2019-06-07
  • Genre: Cancer
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198701101

Oxford Handbook of Cancer Nursing Excerpt :

This second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Cancer Nursing is an essential aid to the practising cancer nurse. It provides a quick reference to the key issues in cancer nursing, and a concise and systematic account of all of the main areas of cancer nursing practice. Filled with key tips and reflection points, each chapter supports professional development for the reader. The patient, their family, and the experience of cancer are at the heart of this handbook. For the new edition there is a greater focus on survivorship, drawing on recent developments in the area. The Oxford Handbook of Cancer Nursing promotes a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, with references to current best evidence and the latest developments in treatment. Detailed guidance on complex aspects of care are outlined, integrating both psychosocial and physical care to better treat the whole patient. Written by experienced nurses, the book is laid out to enable quick access to precise, targeted information on the vast majority of potential clinical scenarios.

Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care Book

Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care

  • Author : George Demiris
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-12
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128144503

Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care Excerpt :

Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care: Building an Evidence Base sets forth research considerations and guidelines to build evidence-based interventions to improve end-of-life care. It is an in-depth introduction to implementation research and showcases how a clinical need is identified to inform an intervention. The book extensively examines the various phases of intervention research, including design, implementation, evaluation, dissemination and translation. The book focuses on methodological, ethical and practical issues. The science behind the quality of hospice and palliative care lags behind that of traditional medical practice, despite the continuous growth of palliative care interdisciplinary teams. Researching, developing and testing strategies is essential to advancing the effectiveness and value of this care. Informs readers how to conduct intervention research toward identifying best care Advises readers on design, implementation and evaluation of research Provides step-by-step templates to develop an intervention study Includes mock protocols from successful intervention trials Synthesizes lessons learned by established intervention researchers in hospice and palliative care