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 I||The Basics|
|Chapter 1||A Little Background on the Liver||7|
|Chapter 2||Signs, Symptoms, and Other Clues of a Liver Problem||15|
|Chapter 3||Blood Tests and Imaging Studies--Learning What You Need to Know||25|
|Chapter 4||Choosing the Right Doctor||35|
|Chapter 5||What You Should Know About Liver Biopsies||53|
|Chapter 6||A Look at Cirrhosis||61|
|Part II||Understanding and Treating Viral Hepatitis|
|Chapter 7||An Overall Look at Hepatitis||73|
|Chapter 8||Understanding and Treating Hepatitis A||81|
|Chapter 9||Understanding Hepatitis B and D||91|
|Chapter 10||Understanding Hepatitis C||109|
|Chapter 11||Treating Chronic Viral Hepatitis--An Overview of Interferon and Its Potential Side Effects, and How to Manage Them||143|
|Chapter 12||Treating Hepatitis B and D||163|
|Chapter 13||Treating Hepatitis C||177|
|Part III||Understanding and Treating Other Liver Diseases|
|Chapter 14||Autoimmune Hepatitis||205|
|Chapter 15||Primary Biliary Cirrhosis||225|
|Chapter 16||Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease||243|
|Chapter 17||Alcohol and the Liver and Alcoholic Liver Disease||259|
|Chapter 18||Hemochromatosis and Other Diseases of Iron Overload||275|
|Chapter 19||Benign and Malignant Liver Tumors||289|
|Part IV||Treatment Options and Lifestyle Changes|
|Chapter 20||Treatment of Common Symptoms and Complications||313|
|Chapter 21||Herbs and Other Alternative Therapies||333|
|Chapter 22||Liver Transplantation||357|
|Chapter 23||Diet, Nutrition, and Exercise||379|
|Chapter 24||Pregnancy, Sex, Medications, and Prevention||417|
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.