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Coconut Cures: Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems with Coconut
by Bruce Fife

Discover the amazing health benefits of coconout meat, milk, water, and oil. In this book you will learn how to use coconut to: prevent heart disease, dissolve kidney stones, balance blood sugar and control diabetes, enhance the immune system, protect against cancer, boost your energy and increase your metabolism, lose excess body fat, kill disease-causing bacteria and viruses, and relieve symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome.

Uppers, Downers, All Arounders: Physical and Mental Effects of Psychoactive Drugs
by Darryl S. Inaba

This edition incorporates the most current and comprehensive information on the physiology, neurochemistry and sociology of drugs in to one of the best test/reference books on the subject. Recommended reading for AOD counseling certification and adopted by hundreds of colleges and universities as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, this text provides readers at every level with a thoughtful and through examination of the physical and mental effects of psychoactive drugs and compulsive behaviors.

With a completely redesigned format, this edition contains over 300 illustrations, photos, and graphics to provide readers with visual interpretations of complex ideas. Written in a clear, concise, style, this textbook will be a valuable addition to the library of an instructor, student, or treatment professional.

A companion Study Guide containing chapter outlines, guided reviews, practice tests, a drug identification table, and an extended glossary is available for download. Key ideas and concepts are highlighted throughout the book. This technique along with the Study Guide aids readers in processing the materials.

Mosby's 2014 Nursing Drug Reference, 27e (SKIDMORE NURSING DRUG REFERENCE)
by Linda Skidmore-Roth RN MSN NP

There is a difference in drug handbooks. From the leading name in nursing, Mosby's 2014 Nursing Drug Reference makes it easy to find the latest and most vital information on the drugs you administer most frequently. More than 5,000 drugs are profiled - including 70 new entries on current drugs and drugs recently approved by the FDA. And no other drug handbook places a higher emphasis on patient safety. With a full-color design and an A to Z organization, this portable reference gives you the most complete information for each drug, including dosing, side effects, interactions, and administration. Updated by nursing pharmacology expert Linda Skidmore-Roth, Mosby's Nursing Drug Reference is a bestseller that has been relied upon by nurses for over 25 years.

More than 5,000 generic and trade-name drugs are profiled, covering almost every drug you will administer in practice or in clinicals.
Attractive full-color design highlights important information for quick and easy access.

Black Box Warnings provide alerts to dangerous or life-threatening adverse reactions.

Safety Alert icon identifies situations that require special attention.

Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system, showing signs to watch for during assessments.

Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information.

Coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including special considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.

Comprehensive drug monographs include generic names, Rx or OTC availability, pronunciations, U.S. and Canadian trade names, functional and chemical classification, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, side effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose.

Complete pharmacokinetic information includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion.

Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting.

A companion website includes updates with infrequently used or recently approved drugs, a full-color pill atlas, guidelines to safe handling of chemotherapeutic agents, combination products, drugs metabolized by known P450s, medications to be cautiously for geriatric patients, herbal products, a listing of high-alert Canadian medications and immunization schedules, patient teaching guides in English and Spanish, and more.

70 NEW monographs provide up-to-date content on added or newly released drugs.

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2014, 1e
by Barbara B. Hodgson RN OCN

Written by two expert nursing and pharmacy clinicians and organized alphabetically by generic drug name, Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2014 provides essential information for over 1,000 generic name and 4,000 trade name drugs in one quick, convenient source. With comprehensive coverage of IV drug administration as well as guidance through clinical priorities in the practice setting, this resource offers the precautionary information you need to provide safer patient care.

Over 1,000 generic name drugs (encompassing over 4,000 trade name drugs) organized alphabetically with A to Z tabs to make accessing important information quick and easy.
Detailed drug information distinguishing side effects and adverse reactions helps you identify which are most likely to occur.

Special text treatment for "High Alert" drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm promotes safe drug administration.

UNIQUE! ( for ebook only) Frequently-used herb monographs as well as additional herb information keep you informed of commonly encountered herbs.

Top 200 Drugs helps you identify the most frequently administered drugs.

Lifespan and disorder-related dosage variations content equips you with special considerations for specific patient populations.

Therapeutic and toxic blood level information shows you patient implications for drug administration.

Comprehensive IV Compatibility Chart foldout arms you with compatibility information for 65 intravenous drugs.


NEW! Drug monographs for approximately 28 newly approved drugs by the FDA provide you with the most current drug information.
NEW! Updated monographs with new interactions, precautions, alerts and patient teaching instructions boost your confidence in accuracy and help prevent medication dispensing errors.

NEW! Nearly 300 Black Box Alerts highlight drugs found to carry a significant risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects.

NEW! Enhanced Pageburst eBook works on any mobile device giving you access to drug information from virtually anywhere.

Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia 2014 Classic Shirt Pocket Edition
by MD, FAAEM, FACMT, Editor in Chief, Richard J. Hamilton

Used by prescribers around the world, including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, and medical transcriptionists, the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia® 2014 Classic Shirt-Pocket Edition continues its tradition as the leading portable drug reference packed with vital drug information to help clinicians make better decisions at the point of care. The Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia® 2014 Classic Shirt-Pocket Edition, now updated with over 100 new drugs, details FDA approved drug dosing, available trade and generic formulations, metabolism, safety in pregnancy and lactation, relative drug pricing information, Canadian trade names, and an herbal & alternative therapies section. Multiple tables supplement the drug content, including opioid equivalency, emergency drug infusions, cardiac dysrhythmia protocols, pediatric drug dosing, and much more. New to the 2014 Edition: • Color-coded tabs for quicker location of important drug information • FDA guideline updates • Added tables for quick reference and ease of use • Removal of discontinued drugs and outdated dosing information As always, each edition of the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia® is meticulously peer-reviewed by experts and is now available in multiple print, mobile, and online formats.

How the Immune System Works, Includes Desktop Edition
by Lauren M. Sompayrac

How the Immune System Works is not a comprehensive textbook. It’s the book thousands of students have used to help them understand what’s in their big, thick, immunology texts. In this book, Dr. Sompayrac cuts through the jargon and details to reveal, in simple language, the essence of this complex subject.

Fifteen easy to follow lectures, featuring the uniquely popular humorous style and engaging analogies developed by Dr Sompayrac, provide an introduction to the ‘bigger picture’, followed by practical discussion on how each of the components interacts with one another. 
Now featuring full-color diagrams, this book has been rigorously updated for its fourth edition to reflect today’s immunology teaching and includes updated discussion of B and T cell memory, T cell activation, vaccines, immunodeficiency, and cancer.
Whether you are completely new to immunology, or require a refresher, How the Immune System Works is an enjoyable way of engaging with the key concepts – you need know nothing of the workings of the immune system to benefit from this book!
How the Immune System Works is now accompanied by a FREE enhanced Wiley Desktop Edition - the interactive, digital version of the book - featuring downloadable text and images, highlighting and note taking facilities, book-marking, cross-referencing, in-text searching, and linking to references and glossary terms. It is also available from CourseSmart for instant, online and offline access for studying anytime, anywhere.

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
by John J. Ratey

Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

In SPARK, John Ratey, MD embarks upon a fascinating journey through the mind-body connection, illustrating that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to menopause to Alzheimer's. Filled with amazing case studies (such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, that has put the local school district of 19,000 kids first in the world of science test scores), SPARK is the first book to explore comprehensively the connection between exercise and the brain. It will change forever the way you think about your morning run.

Contemporary Nutrition
by Gordon Wardlaw

Contemporary Nutrition is a complete and balanced resource for nutrition information written at a level non-science majors can understand. Completely revised and up-to-date with MyPlate, Healthy People 2020 and Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, it provides the ideal balance of reliable nutrition information and practical consumer-oriented knowledge. With a friendly writing style, the authors act as the student's personal guide to dispelling common misconceptions and to gaining a solid foundation for making informed nutrition choices. Contemporary Nutrition emphasizes that a population consists of individuals with varying genetic and cultural backgrounds, and these individuals will have varying responses to diet. The knowledge gained from this text will allow students to personalize nutrition information and empower them to make better choices in their daily lives.
Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.

Clinically Oriented Anatomy
by Keith L. Moore PhD FIAC FRSM FAAA

Clinically Oriented Anatomy provides first-year medical students with the clinically oriented anatomical information that they need in study and practice. This best-selling anatomy textbook is renowned for its comprehensive coverage of anatomy, presented as it relates to the practice of medicine, dentistry, and physical therapy. The 7th edition features a NEW-AND-IMPROVED ART PROGRAM to reinforce its position as the primary resource serving the needs of anatomy students during both the basic science and the clinical phases of their studies. Moore is the popular choice for anatomy in many programs, including: medical, dental, physician assistant, chiropractic, podiatry, osteopathic, physical therapy, occupational therapy, kinesiology, and sports medicine.

The 7th edition features:
·         NEW-AND-IMPROVED ART PROGRAM: All illustrations have been redrawn and updated for consistency in style and color as well as anatomical accuracy
·         CLINICAL BLUE BOXES, supported by photos and illustrations, help students understand the practical value of anatomy. Each clinical correlation is classified by the type of clinical information it contains: Anatomical Variation, Trauma, Surgical Procedure, Diagnostic Procedure, Life Cycle, and Pathology
·         ILLUSTRATED TABLES organize complex information about veins, arteries, nerves, and other structures
·         BOTTOM LINES summarize key study points for students
·         INTRODUCTION CHAPTER covers important systemic information and concepts basic to the understanding of the anatomy presented in the subsequent regional chapters
·         EXTENSIVE MEDICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING reflects the increasing importance it plays in diagnosis and treatment
·         SURFACE ANATOMY photos clearly demonstrate anatomy's relationship to physical examination and diagnosis
·         Online CASE STUDIES AND BOARD REVIEW-STYLE QUESTIONS provide interactive, convenient, and comprehensive self-testing and review to prepare for course and licensing exams
·         TERMINOLOGY fully adheres to the most current Terminologia Anatomica approved by the Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology

Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head
by Carla Hannaford Ph.D.

Neurophysiologist and educator Dr. Carla Hannaford brings the latest insights from scientific research to questions that affect learners of all ages. Examining the body's role in learning, from infancy through adulthood she presents the mounting scientific evidence that movement is crucial to learning. Dr. Hannaford offers clear alternatives and remedies that people can put into practice right away to make a real difference in their ability to learn. She advocates more enlightened educational practices for homes and schools including: a more holistic view of each learner; less emphasis on rote learning; more experiential, active instruction; less labeling of learning disabilities; more physical movement; more personal expression through arts, sports and music; less prescribing of Ritalin and other drugs whose long term effects are not even known. * This is the revised and enlarged second edition of a very popular book that has sold over 100,000 copies. * Includes recent research on the brain and a new emphasis on the importance of the emotional environment for learning. * It begins with a new foreword by well known scientist Candace Pert whose work on neuropeptides has revolutionized our view of the mind/body connection.