Thursday, January 1, 2009

IBS or NOLS Wilderness Medicine 4th Edition

IBS: Food, Facts & Recipes: The Power of Food

Author: Tracy Parker

Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects 1 in 5 people around the world and is second only to the common cold as a cause of workplace absenteeism. Tracy Parker, a dietician who has spent six years in scientific research on IBS, has found that diet and lifestyle changes are the most effective ways of getting it under control. Along with extensive practical advice on what to eat and what to avoid, she offers in-depth scientific information on the causes and symptoms of the disease, how it’s diagnosed, and the dangers of leaving it untreated. To make her advice practically effortless to follow, there are 50 delicious, nutritious recipes, along with simple suggestions for relieving stress and getting support from family and friends.

Go to: Facing Unpleasant Facts or The Last Campaign

NOLS Wilderness Medicine, 4th Edition

Author: Tod Schimelpfenig

This revised edition of NOLS Wilderness First Aid reflects the changing field of wilderness medicine. Designed as a field textbook for the NOLS wilderness first aid curriculum, it helps train outdoor leaders to prevent, recognize, and treat common medical problems and to stabilize a severely ill or injured patient for evacuation. A vital resource for outdoor enthusiasts, this book covers fundamental topics in first aid--patient assessment, shock, soft tissue injury, burns, fractures and dislocations, and chest, head, and abdominal injury. It explains how to handle environmental problems posed by heat, cold, water, altitude, and poisonous plants and animals. Also discussed are issues related to expedition medicine as well as leadership, teamwork, and communication for rescue groups. While risk can be minimized through good judgment, skills, and experience, being prepared for emergencies in the wild is an essential component of good outdoor leadership.

About the Author: A wilderness educator since 1973, Tod Schimelpfenig is the curriculum director for the NOLS Wilderness Medical Institute. He lives in Lander, Wyoming.

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