Spinal Cord Injury

Author: Sara Palmer
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
ISBN: IND:30000122911252
Release Date: 2008-04-25
Genre: Medical

The authors created this self-help guide for those who have suffered a spinal cord injury because "Our experience ... tells us that recovery and successful living after injury go more smoothly when people know what to expect ..." The descriptions of each aspect of life following the injury, from what happens in the hospital and the emotional effects which accompany the trauma, to the new lives experienced afterwards, are supplemented with the personal stories of those who have suffered this injury. Of the three authors, two are psychologists and one is an MD affiliated with the rehabilitation program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A list of resources is included.

Mayo Clinic Guide to Living with a Spinal Cord Injury

Author: Mayo Clinic
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1935281631
Release Date: 2009-04-07
Genre: Health & Fitness

This indispenable guide offers a complete picture of the road to recovery, and the specifics to move ahead with your life. When possible it encourages readers to resume their favorite hobbies, participate in athletic activities and return to the workplace. For the first time, leading medical specialists at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic offer their expert advice on everything from emotional adjustments, to skin care, to home and car modifications, to quality-of-life improvements. Easy-to-read, illustrated, and well organized, Mayo Clinic Guide to Living with A Spinal Cord Inury provides the "how-to" regarding the day-to-day challenges faced by anyone who has a spinal cord injury.

When Your Spouse Has a Stroke

Author: Sara Palmer
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801898860
Release Date: 2011-02-17
Genre: Family & Relationships

A stroke can alter two people's lives in an instant. For the person who has had a stroke, simple tasks suddenly become difficult or impossible. For that person's partner, life seems to revolve mostly around the stroke survivor's needs. Such a drastic change naturally requires making many, sometimes taxing, adjustments. In this book, two experts in stroke recovery help couples deal with the impact of stroke on their lives and their relationship. Drs. Sara and Jeffrey Palmer explain how to overcome three major challenges: • providing quality care for your partner• maintaining or rebuilding your relationship• caring for yourself as an individual The book invites you into the lives of real couples who are themselves coping with these challenges. Their experiences model how you can improve essential aspects of your relationship, including communication, roles and responsibilities, and sexuality. A list of practical tips summarizes each chapter, providing a handy reference guide to meeting each day’s challenges. More than just a discussion of the medical and practical aspects of stroke and stroke recovery, this book focuses on the emotional, psychological, and social consequences of stroke and the deeply personal side of caregiving. When Your Spouse Has a Stroke will relieve your burden and strengthen your partnership.

Living with HHT

Author: Sara Palmer
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9781421423913
Release Date: 2017-12-10
Genre: Health & Fitness

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) is a rare genetic disorder that causes blood vessel abnormalities in the nose, skin, gastrointestinal tract, lungs, brain, and liver. Nosebleeds are the most common symptom of HHT, but abnormal vessels in other organs, if they are not diagnosed and treated, can lead to serious medical complications, including stroke, hemorrhage, anemia, and brain abscess. Psychologist Sara Palmer, who has HHT herself and is an expert in helping people cope with health conditions, draws on current research as she thoroughly describes the symptoms of HHT, explains how the diagnosis is made (and often missed), and details treatment options. While addressing the medical aspects of HHT, Palmer also reveals how people affected by the disorder can maintain their emotional health, take care of family members, and live life as fully as possible. Enriched with illustrations, personal stories of people living with HHT, a glossary, and contact information for the HHT Centers of Excellence (which provide coordinated medical treatment for people with the disorder), Living with HHT is a complete resource for individuals with HHT and their families. This guide is also essential for health professionals seeking more information about this underdiagnosed disease.

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Author: Edelle Field-Fote
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803623194
Release Date: 2009-03-26
Genre: Medical

One of the world’s leading authorities in spinal cord injury, and a participant in the Human Brain Project brings you an evidenced-based guide to the state-of-the-art in spinal cord rehabilitation. She has assembled an expert team of clinicians, each with expertise in the content areas they address. Their work encompasses all of the new scientific knowledge and technological advances practitioners need to know to determine the most effective rehabilitation interventions for each patient and to attain maximum restoration of function in individuals with SCI.

Just One of the Kids

Author: Kay Harris Kriegsman
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9781421409306
Release Date: 2013-04-23
Genre: Family & Relationships

Presents parents with stories, tips, and tools for ensuring that children with physical disabilities meet acceptable risks, face challenges, and feel like "one of the kids" while meeting the needs of the whole family.

Aging with a Disability

Author: Bryan J. Kemp
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 0801878179
Release Date: 2004-05-12
Genre: Medical

"A thoughtful and original contribution to rehabilitation and aging literature. It provides important patient-centered insights and offers specific information on disabling conditions that worsen with age." -- Jeremy D. Walston, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Life on Wheels

Author: Gary Karp
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1935281100
Release Date: 2008-08-27
Genre: Health & Fitness

There are 1.7 million regular wheelchair users in the United State. Like anyone else, they work, marry, have children, travel, play sports, and are full members of their community. Life on Wheels makes sure they take full advantage of every available opportunity. It is the A-Z guide for all you need to know about every aspect of living with mobility impairment. This unique book offers an initial road map to the lifelong, complex, and fascinating road of the disability experience. Life on Wheels is primarily a guidebook for those with a mobility disability, offering practical information on how to: adapt your home choose a wheelchair explore your sexuality take care of your body and much more!

Across the Street from Hell

Author: Mark Hall
Publisher:
ISBN: 0615643450
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre:

On his way to work the morning of August 8th 2007 Mark Hall was ejected from his vehicle during a rollover accident breaking his neck and leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. Follow him on his journey from his life as an Ironworker & Musician, through the accident, then tackling the daily obstacles of rehabilitation and his new life as a C-4, 5, 6 quadriplegic. What follows is an honest, raw and candid insight into the challenges of also being a Husband, Father to his three young daughters and his unrelenting (and successful) quest to prove wrong all the doctors and skeptics who said he'd never walk, live a normal life, or even eat and breathe on his own ever again.

Helping Yourself Help Others

Author: Rosalynn Carter
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610393539
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

"The former First Lady's warmly personal account of caregiving is also a reassuring guidebook offering practical solutions"--

Take Back Your Back

Author: Beth Murinson
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 1592334067
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Medical

Although back pain is common, the fix isn’t. Take Back Your Back shows you how to diagnose and manage your particular back pain and alerts you to red flags and often-misdiagnosed issues that may worsen your condition. —Do you have non-radiating pain on one side of the spine? Your issue may be Muscle Injury, and you need to control inflammation. —Does your pain shoot down the leg? You may have a Slipped Disc that requires physical therapy and possibly surgery. —Does your pain worsen with sitting and ease off with walking? You may have Sciatic Nerve Compression and need special stretching exercises. Leading back pain expert Beth Murinson, M.D., director of pain education at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, brings together the latest science on back pain diagnosis and treatment from medications and surgical procedures to traditional physical therapy to alternative modalities such as acupuncture, meditation, and water and inversion therapies that are showing promise. For each condition and procedure, you’ll learn what to expect in the hospital or the doctor's office, what self-therapy solutions you can do on your own, and when to seek out intervention. Detailed illustrations and easy-to-understand descriptions help you select the best treatment options to improve your unique type of back pain and live a back-healthy life.

Morality for Beautiful Girls

Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1400077664
Release Date: 2003-12-16
Genre: Fiction

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 3 Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. In Morality for Beautiful Girls, Precious Ramotswe, founder and owner of the only detective agency for the concerns of both ladies and others, investigates the alleged poisoning of the brother of an important “Government Man,” and the moral character of the four finalists of the Miss Beauty and Integrity Contest, the winner of which will almost certainly be a contestant for the title of Miss Botswana. Yet her business is having money problems, and when other difficulties arise at her fiancé’s Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, she discovers the reliable Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is more complicated then he seems. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Teen Years Explained

Author: Clea McNeely
Publisher: Jayne Blanchard
ISBN: 9780615302461
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.