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The Aging Eye by Sandra Gordon.
Read by Kerry Cundiff. Reading time 5 hours 59 minutes.
Discusses the natural aging of the eye, how to protect one's vision, and the three most common disorders in later life: cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. Describes the symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments available for these conditions. 2001. Download The Aging Eye, DB54126
The Alzheimer's Health Care Handbook: How to Get the Best Medical Care for Your Relative with Alzheimer's Disease in and out of the Hospital by Mary S. Mittelman.
Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time 5 hours 38 minutes.
Advice for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients who suffer from physical ailments as well as dementia. Covers doctors' visits, medications, emergencies, hospital stays, post-hospitalization care, and end-of-life decisions. Also includes nursing home information and tips on self-care for oneself. 2002. Download The Alzheimer's Health Care Handbook: How to Get the Best Medical Care for Your Relative with Alzheimer's Disease in and out of the Hospital, DB57332
American Cancer Society's Complete Guide to Colorectal Cancer by Bernard Levin.
Read by Gregory Gorton. Reading time 22 hours 31 minutes.
Comprehensive guide to the physical and emotional aspects of colorectal cancer. Discusses prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment options and insurance and health care issues. Also covers choosing a doctor, working with a health care team, caregiving, and life after cancer. Includes personal stories and a foreword by Katie Couric. 2006. Download American Cancer Society's Complete Guide to Colorectal Cancer, DB63026
American Cancer Society's Complete Guide to Prostate Cancer by David G.Bostwick.
Read by Butch Hoover. Reading time 19 hours.
Comprehensive guide for those concerned with or facing prostate cancer, the second most common form of cancer among men. Explains risk factors, prevention, early detection, and various treatment options after diagnosis. Discusses insurance, financial concerns, and working during treatment, as well as emotional, physical, and sexual side effects. 2005. Download American Cancer Society's Complete Guide to Prostate Cancer, DB60377
Beating Gout: A Sufferer's Guide to Living Pain Free by Victor Konshin.
Read by Kerry Dukin. Reading time 4 hours 36 minutes.
Guide to managing gout, a painful form of arthritis caused by uric acid crystals forming within joints. Describes the four stages of the disease: asymptomatic hyperuricemia, acute attacks, intercritical periods, and advanced gout. Details associated health risks and treatment options including medications, diet, and lifestyle choices. 2009. Download Beating Gout: A Sufferer's Guide to Living Pain Free, DB70038
The Chemotherapy Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Get Through Treatment by Judith McKay.
Read by Gregory Gorton. Reading time 8 hours 35 minutes.
Oncology nurses update The Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy Survival Guide (RC 48641, BR 12291 with an overview of chemotherapy. They discuss biotherapy, immunotherapy, nutrition, stress reduction, blood tests, IVs, and drugs. They also offer advice on dealing with side effects and understanding the mind-body connection. 2009. Download The Chemotherapy Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Get Through Treatment, DB70424
Diabetes 911: How to Handle Everyday Emergencies by Larry A. Fox.
Read by Carol Dines. Reading time 3 hours 16 minutes.
Endocrinologists describe methods for handling the complications of diabetes. They detail actions to take for hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, insulin pump problems, natural disasters, travel, and other situations. They suggest ways to prepare for and prevent emergencies and deal with illnesses in general, including those involving children. 2009. Download Diabetes 911: How to Handle Everyday Emergencies, DB69503
The Doctor's Guide to Gastrointestinal Health: Preventing and Treating Acid Reflux, Ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diverticulitis, Celiac Disease, Colon Cancer, Pancreatitis, Cirrhosis, Hernias, and More by Paul Miskovitz.
Read by Richard Hauenstein. Reading time 12 hours 55 minutes.
Comprehensive guide to maintaining healthy digestion. Discusses causes, symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments for ailments involving the stomach, esophagus, intestine, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, and colon. 2005. Download The Doctor's Guide to Gastrointestinal Health: Preventing and Treating Acid Reflux, Ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diverticulitis, Celiac Disease, Colon Cancer, Pancreatitis, Cirrhosis, Hernias, and More, DB60419
Healing and Preventing Autism: A Complete Guide by Jenny McCarthy.
Read by Madelyn Buzzard. Reading time 13 hours 27 minutes.
Actress Jenny McCarthy, who described her son's autism in Louder than Words (RC 65495), teams up with autism specialist Dr. Jerry Kartzinel to explain various aspects of the condition. Describes symptoms and suggests possible treatments such as dietary changes, supplements, detoxification, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. 2009. Download Healing and Preventing Autism: A Complete Guide, DB69259
Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Breast Cancer by Lillie D. Shockney.
Read by Kerry Dukin. Reading time 4 hours 15 minutes.
Registered nurse, breast-cancer survivor, and author of One Hundred Questions and Answers about Advanced and Metastatic Breast Cancer (RC 69567) discusses treatments for all stages of the disease. Explains side effects and risks and covers coping skills. Includes special advice for older women. 2010. Download Johns Hopkins Patients' Guide to Breast Cancer, DB69983
Knee Surgery: The Essential Guide to Total Knee Recovery by Daniel Fulham
Read by Joe Wilson. Reading time 5 hours 55 minutes.
Renowned knee surgeon and sports psychologist discusses mental and physical effects of knee surgeries such as knee arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, and total knee replacement. Details a three-pronged recovery program including multilevel exercises, movement patterns for work and sports, and aerobic training. Also addresses frequently asked questions. 2008. Download Knee Surgery: The Essential Guide to Total Knee Recovery, DB68259
Living with Coronary Heart Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families by Jerome E. Granato.
Read by Kerry Dukin. Reading time 8 hours 42 minutes.
Cardiologist explains the nature of coronary heart disease. Discusses the structure of the heart and the role cholesterol plays in the development of the condition. Highlights symptoms, risk factors, diagnostic tools, medications, and surgical treatments. Suggests lifestyle changes necessary for living with the disease. 2008. Download Living with Coronary Heart Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families, DB67871
Macular Degeneration: A Complete Guide for Patients and Their Families by Michael A. Samuel.
Read by Carol Dines. Reading time 4 hours 58 minutes.
Retinal surgeon discusses the causes and diagnoses associated with the wet and dry forms of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Includes guidelines for treatment; suggests nutritional therapy, including sample meals; and presents tips for improving the quality of life while coping with AMD. 2008. Download Macular Degeneration: A Complete Guide for Patients and Their Families, DB67861
Macular Disease: Practical Strategies for Living with Vision Loss by Peggy R. Wolfe.
Read by Mitzi Friedlander. Reading time 5 hours 23 minutes.
Author offers ideas and strategies for living with declining vision and provides examples from her own experience. Suggests ways to organize one's home and deal with financial and legal affairs. Encourages others to embrace technology to enjoy reading, writing, and using computers. Lists useful organizations and companies. 2008. Download Macular Disease: Practical Strategies for Living with Vision Loss, DB66823
Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer's Disease by Ronald Petersen.
Read by John Richardson. Reading time 7 hours 31 minutes.
Physician defines and describes Alzheimer's disease--a form of dementia that affects millions of mostly older patients. Discusses the biology of the brain and the causes and treatment of this condition, offers tips for caregivers, provides practical legal and financial advice, and looks at research prospects. 2002. Download Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer's Disease, DB55325
Mayo Clinic on High Blood Pressure by Sheldon G. Sheps.
Read by Butch Hoover. Reading time 6 hours 55 minutes.
Medical experts from the Mayo Clinic describe the dangers of the common condition called hypertension, or high blood pressure. Discuss diagnosis, treatment, life style changes, and medications available to control the illness. 1999. Download Mayo Clinic on High Blood Pressure, DB53479
Mayo Clinic on Osteoporosis by Stephen Hodgson.
Read by Butch Hoover. Reading time 6 hours 45 minutes.
Physician at the Mayo Clinic discusses how to keep bones healthy and strong to reduce the risk of fracture. Explains screening and diagnosis of osteoporosis, its prevention and treatment, as well as medication, exercise, diet, and home safety issues. 2003. Download Mayo Clinic on Osteoporosis, DB57342
Mental Sharpening Stones: Manage the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis by Jeffrey N Gingold.
Read by Bill Wallace. Reading time 9 hours 32 minutes.
People with multiple sclerosis (MS) and health-care professionals describe techniques for coping with the cognitive obstacles of the disease. They offer practical methods for remaining mentally active and include case studies and interviews. 2009. Download Mental Sharpening Stones: Manage the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis, DB68256
One Hundred Questions and Answers about Breast Cancer by Zora K. Brown.
Read by Faith Potts. Reading time 8 hours 48 minutes.
Boatman, a physician, and Brown, an advocate for women's and minorities' health issues, present facts about prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer. They discuss basic anatomy; risk factors and prevention; and emotional, sexual, and fertility aspects of the disease. 2008. Download One Hundred Questions and Answers about Breast Cancer, DB68040
One Hundred Questions and Answers about Head and Brain Injuries by Rahul Jandial.
Read by Carol Dines. Reading time 3 hours 48 minutes.
A neurosurgeon and two neurosurgical residents answer questions about head and brain injuries such as trauma, fractures, lacerations, concussions, swelling, and comas. They discuss long-term consequences associated with the treatment and rehabilitation of these impairments in both children and adults, and provide patient commentary. 2009. Download One Hundred Questions and Answers about Head and Brain Injuries, DB68932
One Hundred Questions and Answers about Hip Replacement by Stuart J. Fischer.
Read by Kerry Dukin. Reading time 7 hours 27 minutes.
An orthopedic surgeon answers questions and provides resources for people considering hip replacement. Discusses hip disease, diagnosis, treatment, surgery, risks, physical therapy, and emotional problems that may arise. Includes comments from former patients. 2010. Download One Hundred Questions and Answers about Hip Replacement, DB71105
The Power of Two: Surviving Serious Illness with an Attitude and an Advocate by Brian Monaghan.
Read by J. Michael McCullough. Reading time 9 hours 9 minutes.
A former San Diego attorney and his wife share fifty ways to help a loved one survive a health problem. Relates Brian Monaghan's diagnosis of stage IV metastatic melanoma and the advocacy of his wife, Gerri, who steered Brian through treatment, hospital stays, and recovery. Offers strategies and resources. 2009. Download The Power of Two: Surviving Serious Illness with an Attitude and an Advocate, DB69777
Recognizing and Surviving Heart Attacks and Strokes: Lifesaving Advice You Need Now by Glenn O. Turner.
Read by Butch Hoover. Reading time 9 hours 30 minutes.
Missouri physician draws on medical research to explain ways to recognize, treat, and prevent heart attacks and strokes. Recommends prompt hospital treatment within the first three hours of symptoms. Includes information about choosing and working with a physician and suggestions for lifestyle changes. 2008. Download Recognizing and Surviving Heart Attacks and Strokes: Lifesaving Advice You Need Now, DB69211
Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Acid Reflux: Nutrition You Can Live With by Elaine Magee.
Read by Kerry Dukin. Reading time 5 hours 17 minutes.
Nutritionist presents an overview of gastro esophageal reflux disease--also known as GERD or acid reflux. Describes how diet and lifestyle changes can decrease heartburn, discusses medical treatments, and offers sample recipes--including those for the holidays--and simple steps to lose weight. 2009. Download Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Acid Reflux: Nutrition You Can Live With, DB67874
There's Still a Person in There: The Complete Guide to Treating and Coping with Alzheimer's by Michael Castleman.
Read by Kerry Cundiff. Reading time 13 hours 46 minutes.
Presents research on the causes, diagnosis, and treatments for Alzheimer's disease, as well as how to reduce the risks. Also deals extensively with the caretaker's role, the medicine and support systems that are available, and how to select and pay for residential care. 1999. Download There's Still a Person in There: The Complete Guide to Treating and Coping with Alzheimer's, DB50722
What Helped Get Me Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope by Julie K Silver.
Read by Mary Kane. Reading time 11 hours 29 minutes.
Breast cancer survivor and medical doctor uses her experience and the comments of other cancer survivors and specialists to explore aspects of fighting the disease. Discusses the need for adequate sleep, proper nutrition, and exercise. Covers spirituality, intimacy, and the importance of seeking help and balancing work and family. 2008. Download What Helped Get Me Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope, DB68039
The Wounded Warrior Handbook: A Resource Guide for Returning Veterans by Don Philpott.
Read by Kerry Dukin. Reading time 19 hours 52 minutes.
Guide for injured U.S. military veterans and their families provides information on medical treatment, rehabilitation, mental-health counseling, family support, and transitioning to civilian life. Details benefits, taxes, and legal issues and discusses bereavement. Includes resources and success stories. 2009. Download The Wounded Warrior Handbook: A Resource Guide for Returning Veterans, DB68275