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An essential and easy-to-understand guide to the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act For Dummies is your survival guide to understanding the changes in our health care system and how they benefit you. Written in down-to-earth language, this handy resource outlines new protections under the Affordable Care Act, and walks you through what you—as an individual or an employer—need to do to select the best health insurance plan for your needs. With ... Read More

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Anger Management For Dummies (0470037156) cover image
If your anger, or that of a loved one, is out of control and threatening your life and livelihood, you need the calm, clear, and understanding help you’ll find in Anger Management For Dummies. This concise and practical guidebook shares specific anger management methods, skills, and exercises that will help you identify the sources of your anger and release yourself from their grip. You’ll find out how to: ... Read More
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Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies (1118402006) cover image
Boost your body's natural defenses against disease

Good nutrition is a key weapon against colds and the flu. The foods, supplements, and practices outlined in Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies can boost your body's natural defenses against disease when they're incorporated into your daily diet and lifestyle.

Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies provides hands-on techniques for supercharging your immune system to resist illness and prevent disease. Through ... Read More

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Boosting Your Metabolism For Dummies (1118491572) cover image

The easy way to boost your metabolism and lose weight... for good!

People often wonder why their dieting and exercise efforts seem to result in little or no weight loss. Some people may have to work hard to simply maintain their current weight. With such a dilemma, they may blame their woes on a "slow metabolism".  Unfortunately, there is no miracle diet that works for everyone because everyone has a unique body type and traits which impact their metabolic ... Read More

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Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies (0470466537) cover image

Your clear, compassionate guide to managing BPD — and living well

Looking for straightforward information on Borderline Personality Disorder? This easy-to-understand guide helps those who have BPD develop strategies for breaking the destructive cycle. This book also aids loved ones in accepting the disorder and offering support. Inside you'll find authoritative details on the causes of BPD and proven treatments, as well as advice on working with therapists ... Read More

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Children's Health For Dummies (0470027355) cover image
Your children's good health is central to their happiness – and yours! For a parent, coping with a sick child is worrying and the amount of information you need to know can be overwhelming. But help is at hand with this practical, jargon free guide - packed full of information – providing advice on every aspect of your child’s health. Outlining all the basics from vaccinations to visiting your doctor, it also provides expert advice on keeping your ... Read More
Complementary Medicine For Dummies (0470026251) cover image
A comprehensive guide to what’s what and what works in complementary medicine, this expert guide cuts through the jargon and gives you the facts about the alternatives. Whether you are interested in maintaining your general well-being or relieving the symptoms of a specific complaint, this book outlines all of the therapies available to you – from acupuncture through healing foods to yoga and massage - and tells you what each treatment is most effective ... Read More
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Cosmetic Surgery For Dummies (0764578359) cover image
Cosmetic surgery is one of today’s hottest topics. From daytime talk shows and popular magazines to conversations at the salon, it seems that almost everyone has had it, is thinking about it, or knows someone who is getting it. Statistics show more and more women—and men—are having cosmetic surgery. And with all the options now available, it’s important to be fully informed before you make any decisions about having a procedure. ... Read More
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Counselling Skills For Dummies, 2nd Edition (1118657322) cover image

Discover the practical skills for helping others.

Whether you are considering becoming a counsellor, have to provide some form of counselling as part of your job, or are simply interested in communicating well, Counselling Skills For Dummies provides the perfect introduction to the practical basics of counselling. Starting with a thorough guide to the qualities, knowledge and skills needed to become a ‘listening helper’, the book goes on to provide ... Read More

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Electronic Health Records For Dummies (0470623659) cover image
The straight scoop on choosing and implementing an electronic health records (EHR) system

Doctors, nurses, and hospital and clinic administrators are interested in learning the best ways to implement and use an electronic health records system so that they can be shared across different health care settings via a network-connected information system. This helpful, plain-English guide provides need-to-know information on how to choose the right system ... Read More

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Haircutting For Dummies (076455428X) cover image
Want to cut hair but think you don’t have the talent? If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a painter, a sculptor, or a home decorator, you can cut hair. If you love sewing, drawing, or craft projects, you can cut hair. This book is designed to help you discover your inner artist, easily enhancing your loved one’s hairstyles while trimming big bucks off your family budget.

Haircutting For Dummies is for people who want to cut their family and friends' ... Read More

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Healthy Aging For Dummies (0470149752) cover image
Look to this book for advice, techniques, and strategies to help people stay vigorous and healthy as they grow older.

People are becoming increasingly knowledgeable about managing their health as they age. Healthy Aging For Dummies explains how people can embark on a healthy lifestyle that will enable them to feel young, both mentally and physically, even as they’re getting older. It covers tips and advice on choosing the ideal physician; starting ... Read More

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Healthy Mind and Body All-in-One For Dummies, UK Edition (0470748303) cover image
You're sluggish, unhappy, and unfit. You want to change your ways but don’t know where to start. Sound like you?

With a little bit of motivation, it's possible to revamp your health starting right now – and this time-conscious mind and body bible contains all the tools and advice you need to get you started. Combining the best bits of eight top Dummies self-help titles, Healthy Mind & Body All-In-One For Dummies ... Read More

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Herbal Remedies For Dummies (0764551272) cover image
People have been using herbs to fight disease and promote wellness since prehistoric times. In recent years, science has gotten into the act and amassed quite a respectable body of evidence to support what healers the world over have been saying for centuries – herbal remedies work. Experiencing the heartbreak of psoriasis? A little dandelion root can clear it up. Grandpa’s sciatica acting up again? St. John’s Wort ought to put the spring back in ... Read More
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Living Longer For Dummies (1118069501) cover image
What’s the average human life span...72 years...78 years? Actually, science has determined that humans were designed to live 120 years, and that, until now, most people died too soon. It’s also now clear that most of the maladies we commonly associate with aging, such as frailty, senility, and arthritis aren’t part of nature’s plan, but the result of other factors such as bad nutrition, disease ,and disuse. Best of all is the news that, no matter ... Read More
Massage For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0470587385) cover image
Sooth away stress, banish pain, and share the language of touch with the healing powers of massage

What reduces pain, enhances athletic performance, job efficiency, improves the circulation, raises immune efficiency, promotes the healing of tissues, increases the functioning of the skin, enhances focus and emotional balance, and improves appearance? Right, massage! So what are you waiting for?

Discover how to knead your way to relaxation and wellness ... Read More

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Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies (0470930640) cover image
Score your highest in a medical dosage calculations course

A recent shortage of nurses in a society with an aging population has triggered the demand for students to enter the field of medical study. A dosage calculations course is required for most students earning an applied science degree in nursing, pharmacology, or paramedic programs.

Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies tracks a typical dosage calculations course and provides helpful content ... Read More

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Medical Ethics For Dummies (0470878568) cover image
A practical, insightful guide to the moral and ethical standards of healthcare


Succeeding in the healthcare field means more than just making a diagnosis and writing a prescription. Healthcare professionals are responsible for convincing patients and their family members of the best course of action and treatments to follow, while knowing how to make the right moral and ethical choices, and so much more. Unlike daunting and expensive texts, ... Read More

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Medical Terminology For Dummies (0470279656) cover image
Confused by medical terms? Don’t know a carcinoma from a hematoma? Medical Terminology For Dummies gets you up to speed quickly on medical terminology fundamentals and helps you master medical definitions, pronunciations, and applications across all health care fields. Once you understand medical prefixes, suffixes, and root words, you’ll approach even unfamiliar medical terms with confidence.

This plain-English guide to language that can be just ... Read More

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Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage For Dummies (0470276762) cover image
Confused about Medicare’s drug coverage? You’re not alone. Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage For Dummiesexplains Part D in plain English and shows you how to find the best deal among numerous drug-coverage plan options. Whether you’re new to Medicare or already in the program, you’ll navigate the system with more ease and confidence, avoid pitfalls and scams, and have plenty of help choosing the plan that’s right for you. ... Read More
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Mindfulness For Dummies (0470660864) cover image
How to reduce stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, and even chronic pain-by refocusing your mind

A cutting-edge meditation therapy that uses self-control techniques, mindfulness has taken off across the globe as a way of overcoming negative thoughts and emotions and achieving a calmer, more focused state of mind. Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, this practical guide covers the key self-control techniques designed to help you achieve ... Read More

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies (1118519469) cover image
Stay in the present and build a happier future

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies takes you through the eight-week MBCT course, using the principles of mindfulness to complement established CBT techniques. You'll discover how using MBCT can help lower your risk of relapsing into depression and reduce the risk of other mental health disorders including anxiety, stress, and low self-esteem. ... Read More

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Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0470574410) cover image
Practical, proven ways to get fear, worry, and panic under control

Think you worry too much? You're not alone?over 40 million Americans suffer from some form of anxiety. Help is here in this friendly guide, which offers sound advice on identifying anxiety triggers through taking self-tests, improving your eating habits, relaxing, and finding support for you and your loved ones.

Now with 25% new and revised content, ... Read More

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Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies (1118550870) cover image
Control binge eating and get on the path to recovery

Overcoming Binge Eating for Dummies provides trusted information, resources, tools, and activities to help you and your loved ones understand your binge eating — and gain control over it. Written with compassion and authority, it uses stories and examples from the authors' work with clients they've helped to overcome this complicated disorder.

In Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies, ... Read More

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Sex For Dummies, 3rd Edition (047004523X) cover image

Try new sexual positions

The bestselling guide to a rewarding sex life and a deeper relationship

Looking for the straight facts on sex? In this friendly, authoritative guide, renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth gives you the latest on everything from oral sex and popular positions to new methods of birth control. She also debunks sex myths and covers new therapies to manage low libido, overcome sexual dysfunction, and enhance pleasure.

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