Monday, December 29, 2008

Dr Melissa Palmers Guide to Hepatitis and Liver Disease or The Everything Cooking for Baby and Toddler Book

Dr. Melissa Palmer's Guide to Hepatitis and Liver Disease

Author: Melissa Palmer

In the United States alone, more than four million people are infected with the hepatitis C virus, and chronic liver disease is the twelfth leading cause of death.

In this revised and updated edition of her groundbreaking 2000 book, renowned hepatologist Dr. Melissa Palmer discusses all facets of liver disease, from symptoms and tests to treatment options and lifestyle changes. In addition, this comprehensive handbook reveals cutting-edge research on the dangers of hepatitis C, one of the world's fasting-growing microbial threats.

Author Biography: Melissa Palmer, M.D., is nationally recognized for her research in and treatment of liver disease. She maintains a private practice on Long Island, New York.

Table of Contents:
Part IThe Basics
Chapter 1A Little Background on the Liver7
Chapter 2Signs, Symptoms, and Other Clues of a Liver Problem15
Chapter 3Blood Tests and Imaging Studies--Learning What You Need to Know25
Chapter 4Choosing the Right Doctor35
Chapter 5What You Should Know About Liver Biopsies53
Chapter 6A Look at Cirrhosis61
Part IIUnderstanding and Treating Viral Hepatitis
Chapter 7An Overall Look at Hepatitis73
Chapter 8Understanding and Treating Hepatitis A81
Chapter 9Understanding Hepatitis B and D91
Chapter 10Understanding Hepatitis C109
Chapter 11Treating Chronic Viral Hepatitis--An Overview of Interferon and Its Potential Side Effects, and How to Manage Them143
Chapter 12Treating Hepatitis B and D163
Chapter 13Treating Hepatitis C177
Part IIIUnderstanding and Treating Other Liver Diseases
Chapter 14Autoimmune Hepatitis205
Chapter 15Primary Biliary Cirrhosis225
Chapter 16Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease243
Chapter 17Alcohol and the Liver and Alcoholic Liver Disease259
Chapter 18Hemochromatosis and Other Diseases of Iron Overload275
Chapter 19Benign and Malignant Liver Tumors289
Part IVTreatment Options and Lifestyle Changes
Chapter 20Treatment of Common Symptoms and Complications313
Chapter 21Herbs and Other Alternative Therapies333
Chapter 22Liver Transplantation357
Chapter 23Diet, Nutrition, and Exercise379
Chapter 24Pregnancy, Sex, Medications, and Prevention417

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The Everything Cooking for Baby and Toddler Book: 300 Delicious, Easy Recipes to Get Your Child off to a Healthy Start

Author: Shana Priwer

Some babies are fussy eaters. Some suffer from food allergies. And many others are just plain persnickety about food. The Everything Cooking for Baby and Toddler Book is the perfect tool to help you create a balanced, natural diet that your little one will actually enjoy! With more than 300 recipes to choose from, you can make meals for your baby using a wide variety of healthy fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish. Highlights include information about:

  • Foods to avoid in your baby's first year
  • Storing and handling food so that it's safe for your baby to eat
  • Moderating nitrate consumption (in foods like carrots and spinach)
  • Special holiday meals and just-for-baby beverages
  • Healthy treats to comfort your teething baby and keep your chewing toddler interested

With sections on choosing the appropriate first food, feeding babies with food allergies, and using kitchen tools to create appropriately textured foods for babies and toddlers, The Everything Cooking for Baby and Toddler Book can guide you through feedings and please even the most finicky baby!

Author Biography: Shana Priwer and Cynthia Phillips enjoy creating innovative recipes that are exciting, multicultural, and easy to make. They have raised three children from infancy, and had to learn how to make their own baby food because their first child had a variety of food allergies. They dealt with allergy testing, child illnesses due to jarred foods, allergy to dyes and food coloring, and through research and experimentation, they developed their own recipes for baby food that sustained their daughter through to her toddler years. Shana and Cynthia live in Redwood City, California.

Vincent Iannelli, M.D., is a board-certified pediatrician, fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. His parenting articles have appeared in Early Childhood News and Childhood Diseases Sourcebook. He is a proud husband and father of a seven-year-old son and identical twin toddlers. He lives in Dallas, TX.

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