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Building blocks for a healthy future

Family guide

Author: United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services,Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 50

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Ecocity Berkeley

Building Cities for a Healthy Future

Author: Richard Register

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556430091

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

View: 6997

Ecocity Berkeley offers innovative city planning solutions that would work anywhere, but the book offers a vision of what the future can be like with a fair amount of planning beforehand. This book is very inspirational, and could be used to advocate similar planning improvements in any large city. This book is meant for anyone interested in environmental activism, and anyone looking for serious innovations in their city.

Determining the Future

A Fair Go & Health for All

Author: Martin Laverty,Liz Callaghan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781921421952

Category: Health planning

Page: 253

View: 1253

At different stages of a person's life, the presence or absence of certain social building blocks will determine how long we live and how healthy we will be during our lifetime. Experts know these building blocks as the social determinants of health - the conditions in which we are born, grow, live, work and age. And, according to the World Health Organisation, it is the social determinants of health which are mostly responsible for the unfair and avoidable differences in health status seen within and between countries.

Potentiating Health and the Crisis of the Immune System

Integrative Approaches to the Prevention and Treatment of Modern Diseases

Author: S. Fulder,A. Mizrahi,N. Sheinman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489900594

Category: Medical

Page: 286

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With all the enormous resources that are invested in medicine, it is sometimes a mystery why there is so much sickness still in evidence. Our life span, though higher than at any time in history, has now leveled off and has not significantly increased in the last two generations. There is a one-third increase in long-term illness in the last 20 years and a 44% increase in cancer incidence, which are not related to demographic issues. In some modern countries, the level of morbidity (defined as days off work because of sickness) has increased by two thirds in this time. Despite $1 trillion spent on cancer research in 20 years, the "War On Cancer" has recently been pronounced a complete failure by the u. s. President's Cancer Panel. Evidently we still have a long way to go. The goal of "Health for All by the Year 2000" as the World Health Organization has put it, is another forgotten dream. As ever, the answer will be found in breaking out of the old philosophical patterns and discovering the new, as yet unacceptable concepts. The problems of medicine today require a Kuhnian breakthrough into new paradigms, and new ways of thinking. And these new ways will not be mere variations of the old, but radical departures. This book, and the conference upon which it was based, is part of a search for these new pathways.

Promoting Positive Development in Early Childhood

Building Blocks for a Successful Start

Author: Karen VanderVen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387799222

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

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This new volume in the Search Institute Series on Developmentally Attentive Community and Society represents a milestone in Search Institute’s signature work on the Developmental Assets that children and adolescents need in their lives to succeed. Through the research behind this book, Karen VanderVen links this strength-based, community-based approach to human development to early childhood development and practice. In doing so, she advances a lo- term vision of understanding child and adolescent development not merely as a series of discrete stages, but as a trajectory of development in which experiences in each phase of development link to, reinforce, or redirect experiences in other aspects of life. To be sure, VanderVen explores with both breadth and depth a parti- larly critical time in child development: the early childhood years, ages 3–5. The latest research in numerous ?elds has only increased our understanding of how important it is for communities to attend to children’s developmental expe- ences in these crucial years. Positive development in early childhood leads young people on a path to a healthy adulthood; and a lack of positive dev- opment in early childhood has a blunting effect that extends into elementary and secondary schooling years.

Midwifery and Public Health

Future Directions, New Opportunities

Author: Pádraig Ó Lúanaigh,Cindy Carlson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 044310235X

Category: Medical

Page: 245

View: 4620

An up-to-date discussion of community and public health care in relation to midwifery practice, using real life scenarios in a range of hot topic areas. Explores the role the midwife can play in providing and improving public health Reflects current policy on public health issues Clear focus on practice and implementation of public health initiatives The first book to integrate public health with midwifery

Understanding Gestational Diabetes

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788110573


Page: 46

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A guide for women who develop diabetes during pregnancy. Discusses symptoms and diagnosis of gestational diabetes; risk factors; tests during pregnancy; risks to and care of the newborn; and daily management, including the use of insulin and blood glucose monitoring. Guidelines are provided for diet and exercise. Includes a glossary and sample forms for recording blood glucose tests and food and exercise information.

Performance Psychology E-Book

A Practitioner's Guide

Author: David John Collins,Angela Abbott,Hugh Richards

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048755

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 8907

Performance Psychology: A Practitioner's Guide is a comprehensive, evidence-based text covering the key aspects of performance culture: performer development, preparation, training and execution. Written by a team of international contributors, including national coaches, training specialists, applied sports psychologists, clinicians and researchers, and building on strong links between theory and practice, the book shows how applied psychological methods and principles can be used to enhance performance Contributing authors offer clear implications for applied practice and each section is summarized by contributions from a 'Performers Panel' of experts who provide real-life practical examples. Performance psychology is applied to a wide variety of physical performance domains which enables practitioners to see how they can combine ideas and tailor interventions, to people and contexts, to produce effective applications of psychology. Dave Collins is Professor of Performance and Coaching/Director for the Institute of Coaching and Performance at the University of Central Lancashire. As a practitioner, he has worked with over 50 World and Olympic medalists, and in professional performance domains spanning sport, business, motor sport, music, dance and adventure. He was formerly Performance Director of UK Athletics, a rugby player, martial artist and OE instructor. Dave currently works with the Chelsea FC Football Academy, amongst other consultancies. Angela Button is a researcher at the University of Otago and is widely acknowledged as a world expert on talent. Angela has led funded research projects in talent development in the UK and New Zealand. Her sporting interests include squash, running and triathlon. Hugh Richards lectures and is Director of post-graduate programmes in Performance Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. He has published in the areas of coping, talent, individual differences and professional development related to sport, the military and music. Hugh has applied psychology to professional performers from international level sport to business. He currently works with the UK Motor Sport Association, international performer development schemes and has been advisor to the BBC on learning and performance. Strong links between theory and practice - a panel of top performers conclude each section with an overview, providing real-life practical examples in addition to the case studies included in each chapter. Holistic approach allows students to see how they can combine different approaches to address a problem. Written by a team of international contributors including national team coaches, sports psychologists and academics.

Children and Childhood in American Religions

Author: Don S. Browning,Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813546957

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Whether First Communion or bar mitzvah, religious traditions play a central role in the lives of many American children. In this collection of essays, leading scholars reveal for the first time how various religions interpret, reconstruct, and mediate their traditions to help guide children and their parents in navigating the opportunities and challenges of American life. The book examines ten religions, among other topics: How the Catholic Church confronts the tension between its teachings about children and actual practic The Oglala Lakota's struggle to preserve their spiritual tradition The impact of modernity on Hinduism Only by discussing the unique challenges faced by all religions, and their followers, can we take the first step toward a greater understanding for all of us.

School Meals

Building Blocks for Healthy Children

Author: Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Nutrition Standards for National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309144361

Category: Medical

Page: 394

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Ensuring that the food provided to children in schools is consistent with current dietary recommendations is an important national focus. Various laws and regulations govern the operation of school meal programs. In 1995, Nutrition Standards and Meal Requirements were put in place to ensure that all meals offered would be high in nutritional quality. School Meals reviews and provides recommendations to update the nutrition standard and the meal requirements for the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. The recommendations reflect new developments in nutrition science, increase the availability of key food groups in the school meal programs, and allow these programs to better meet the nutritional needs of children, foster healthy eating habits, and safeguard children's health. School Meals sets standards for menu planning that focus on food groups, calories, saturated fat, and sodium and that incorporate Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Dietary Reference Intakes. This book will be used as a guide for school food authorities, food producers, policy leaders, state/local governments, and parents.

Positive Mind, Healthy Heart

Take Charge of Your Cardiac Health, One Day at a Time

Author: Joseph C. Piscatella

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761158294

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 9037

Here's the problem: 17 million Americans suffer from heart disease, and every year 1 million of them will be just lucky enough to survive a heart attack. They know they must change their lives—their diet, their stress, the amount of exercise they do. And not for a few months, but forever. Most don't do it. What they need, as much as low-fat recipes and fitness plans, is daily motivation—a reassuring yet no-nonsense guide to staying the course to heart health. Here's the solution: From Joseph C. Piscatella, one of the longest-surviving bypass patients in the U.S.—31 years and counting—comes a supportive, generous, think-positive book that shares the secret of his extraordinary success. This is the stuff that kept Joe going—a year-long selection of motivational stories, inspirations, quotes, wisdom, meditations, tips, and more. When it's 5:00 A.M. and raining outside and you're tempted to skip that morning jog, remember "runner" Bob Ireland, a Vietnam vet who lost both legs in the war yet finished the New York marathon using only his arms, the first person ever to do so. Think little things don't make a difference? Take a lesson from golf: An average of less than 1.5 strokes per round in the 2002 season made a $5.6 million difference in earnings between #1 golfer (Tiger Woods) and #10 golfer (Sergio Ggarcia). And why a book of everyday entries? "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing—that's why we recommend it daily."—Zig Ziglar.

Small-Block Chevy Engine Buildups

How to Build Horsepower for Maximum Street and Racing Performance

Author: Chevy High Performance Magazine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557884008

Category: Reference

Page: 170

View: 4425

This revved up guide shows how to build horsepower for maximum street and racing performance. The book covers all makes and models. Illustrations.

Be Cause: The Phillips Method for Successful Being (Educational Edition)

Author: N.A

Publisher: PageSlingers Publishing

ISBN: 1424329477


Page: N.A

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KIKUS Englisch

The KIKUS-Method. A Handbook .English as a Second Language - English as a Foreign Language / PDF-Download Lehrerhandbuch

Author: Edgardis Garlin

Publisher: Hueber Verlag

ISBN: 3195114313

Category: Education

Page: 89

View: 5464

Der Band führt in die KIKUS-Methode ein und vermittelt praxisnahe Informationen zum Einsatz der KIKUS-Materialien. Er gibt gibt zugleich generelle praktische Hinweise zur Durchführung von Englisch-Kinderkursen. Der Leitfaden enthält - eine zusammenfassende Darstellung des theoretischen Hintergrundes und der Entwicklung der KIKUS-Methode - eine ausführliche Beschreibung der einzelnen KIKUS- Materialien mit sehr konkreten Vorschlägen/Beispielen zum Einsatz in Kinder-Kursen - einen Vorschlag zum thematischen Aufbau eines Förderkurses - Informationen/Hilfen zur Planung und Durchführung einzelner Kurseinheiten/-stunden - die detaillierte Darstellung einer Einstiegsstunde weiterer Kursstunden - grundsätzliche Informationen zur Sprachförderung in der Vor- und Grundschule sowie spezielle Informationen zum Sprachen lernen im Vor- und Grundschulalter - nützliche Kopiervorlagen im Anhang

Biotechnology and Biology of Trichoderma

Author: Vijai G. Gupta,Monika Schmoll,Alfredo Herrera-Estrella,R. S. Upadhyay,Irina Druzhinina,Maria Tuohy

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0444595945

Category: Science

Page: 650

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Biotechnology and Biology of Trichoderma serves as a comprehensive reference on the chemistry and biochemistry of one of the most important microbial agents, Trichoderma, and its use in an increased number of industrial bioprocesses for the synthesis of many biochemicals such as pharmaceuticals and biofuels. This book provides individuals working in the field of Trichoderma, especially biochemical engineers, biochemists and biotechnologists, important information on how these valuable fungi can contribute to the production of a wide range of products of commercial and ecological interest. Provides a detailed and comprehensive coverage of the chemistry, biochemistry and biotechnology of Trichoderma, fungi present in soil and plants Includes most important current and potential applications of Trichoderma in bioengineering, bioprocess technology including bioenergy & biofuels, biopharmaceuticals, secondary metabolites and protein engineering Includes the most recent research advancements made on Trichoderma applications in plant biotechnology and ecology and environment

Cracking the Metabolic Code

The Nine Keys to Peak Health

Author: James B. Lavalle,Stacy Lundin Yale

Publisher: Basic Health Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9781591200116

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 608

View: 5524

Presents a system that integrates diet, lifestyle changes, and nutrients and supplements to increase metabolism and regain good health.

Creating Healthy Organizations

How Vibrant Workplaces Inspire Employees to Achieve Sustainable Success

Author: Graham Lowe

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442698772

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2657

The current global economic environment is defined by unprecedented uncertainty, a premium placed on knowledge, and the threat of future talent scarcity. Key to an organization's success under these conditions is its ability to strengthen the links between people and performance. Creating Healthy Organizations provides executives, managers, human resource professionals, and employees an action-oriented approach to forging these connections by creating and sustaining vibrant and productive workplaces. A healthy organization operates in ways that benefits all stakeholders, including employees, customers, shareholders, and communities. Using a wide range of examples from a variety of internationally based industries, Graham Lowe integrates leading practices with research on workplace health and wellness, quality work environments, employee engagement, organizational performance, and corporate social responsibility to make a compelling business case for creating healthy, resilient, and sustainable organizations. Creating Healthy Organizations offers readers, whether CEOs or front-line workers, an innovative framework and practical tools for planning, implementing, and measuring healthy change in their workplaces.

Midwifery and Public Health

Future Directions and New Opportunities

Author: Padraig O'Luanaigh,Cindy Carlson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702034614

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 4794

An up-to-date discussion of community and public health care in relation to midwifery practice, using real life scenarios in a range of hot topic areas. Explores the role the midwife can play in providing and improving public health Reflects current policy on public health issues Clear focus on practice and implementation of public health initiatives The first book to integrate public health with midwifery

Future Computer, Communication, Control and Automation

Author: Tianbiao Zhang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642255388

Category: Computers

Page: 748

View: 445

The volume includes a set of selected papers extended and revised from the 2011 International Conference on Computer, Communication, Control and Automation (3CA 2011). 2011 International Conference on Computer, Communication, Control and Automation (3CA 2011) has been held in Zhuhai, China, November 19-20, 2011. This volume topics covered include wireless communications, advances in wireless video, wireless sensors networking, security in wireless networks, network measurement and management, hybrid and discrete-event systems, internet analytics and automation, robotic system and applications, reconfigurable automation systems, machine vision in automation. We hope that researchers, graduate students and other interested readers benefit scientifically from the proceedings and also find it stimulating in the process.

Learning to Learn

Author: Sally Featherstone

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472907345

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 1646

This book will help you to understand what works for the growing brain, and (even more important) what doesn't! It is more and more evident that HOW children learn is much more important then WHAT they learn. Babies are born with a drive to learn, but as babies become children this drive can falter. What are the keys to keeping the momentum going, so children are ready for each stage of their childhood as they reach it? We can influence the quality of learning, without buying specialist DVDs, choosing expensive toys or becoming a 'helicopter adult?? hovering over children and controlling everything they do. Busy parents and practitioners can make sure that the times they have with children are both enjoyable in the present and useful in the future. This book introduces you to some of the things that affect children's learning, explains these in readable terms, and gives you simple ways of making sure that children get the best start in their lifelong learning journey.

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