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Hearing Loss For Dummies

Published 08-30-2022

Improve your hearing, enhance your life With new advice on just-released over-the-counter hearing aids Hearing loss can be frustrating, but in fact it’s common and treatable. Hearing Loss For Dummies, written by top experts in the field in collaboration with AARP, walks you through how to get the help you need to clearly hear the sounds of life—whether you’re at home, at work, or out and about. And hearing health is critical: Hearing loss can increase your risk of falls and injuries, isolation and depression, and even cognitive decline and dementia. Authors Frank Lin and Nicholas Reed at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine lay out the steps to hearing health: Understanding how hearing works—and how it changes as we age Finding specialists you can trust Determining whether you need testing and, if so, where to turn Learning practical solutions for hearing better at home, at work, on the phone, and in restaurants and theaters Choosing the right hearing aid, including just-approved over-the-counter hearing aids, and getting them adjusted to work for you Exploring the pros and cons of cochlear implants and other surgical options Covering the costs of hearing health careIf you’re concerned about your own or a friend or relative’s hearing, this is the one book you’ll need. For what can seem like a complicated, stressful and lengthy process, Hearing Loss For Dummies tackles the topic head-on and provides you with expert guidance to put your mind at ease on the path to better hearing.

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Self-Care All-in-One For Dummies

Published 05-10-2022

Take charge of your personal health and well-being with this trusted, all-in-one guide to self-care There's an old saying that goes, "You can't pour from an empty cup." It means that you can't take care of others unless you take care of yourself. And it's never been truer than it is today. In Self-Care All-in-One For Dummies, you’ll master the fundamentals of making sure that your cup is always full, so you can give to others without draining your reserves of energy and health. From mindfulness to resilience, fitness, and clean eating, this comprehensive resource takes a holistic look at what it means to take care of yourself and offers you a how-to guide to healthy and fulfilling behaviors. In this book, you'll find: Concrete strategies for incorporating self-care practices into your busy, everyday life Discussions of how to manage stress and maintain a mindful and calm demeanor and attitude in the face of modern challenges An emphasis on being kind and gentle with yourself, ensuring that you don’t hold yourself to an impossible or unrealistic standard We're all looking to improve our lives, lift our spirits, and increase our well-being. Self-Care All-in-One For Dummies proves that, while perfection may be out of reach for all of us, you can make meaningful progress toward happiness and fulfilment by taking small, manageable steps towards a calmer, more grounded you.

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Stem Cells For Dummies

Published 02-02-2010

The first authoritative yet accessible guide to this controversial topic Stem Cell Research For Dummies offers a balanced, plain-English look at this politically charged topic, cutting away the hype and presenting the facts clearly for you, free from debate. It explains what stem cells are and what they do, the legalities of harvesting them and using them in research, the latest research findings from the U.S. and abroad, and the prospects for medical stem cell therapies in the short and long term. Explains the differences between adult stem cells and embryonic/umbilical cord stem cells Provides both sides of the political debate and the pros and cons of each side's opinions Includes medical success stories using stem cell therapy and its promise for the future Comprehensive and unbiased, Stem Cell Research For Dummies is the only guide you need to understand this volatile issue.

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Hypoglycemia For Dummies

Published 03-26-2007

This no-nonsense, plain-English guide lays out the facts you need to maintain a healthy body.Hypoglycemia simply means “low blood-sugar,” but without concrete symptoms it’s very hard to diagnose. It is nevertheless a condition that should be watched over carefully. People react differently to low blood sugar as well as to the treatment they receive. Hypoglycemia for Dummies explores this fickle condition and shows you how to manage your blood sugar to feel better. It offers expert advice on identifying symptoms, changing lifestyles, and also extensive coverage on diet, exercise, alternative treatments, and the link between low blood sugar and diabetes. This expanded 2nd edition provides: A thorough explanation of hypoglycemia and how it affects your body Exercise routines that lead to a healthier lifestyle Diet suggestions on what to eat and how often A basis for choosing a doctor that’s right for you Vitamins and supplements that treat your symptoms Ways to manage hypoglycemia in the workplace An explanation of how hypoglycemia affects family and friends Methods to de-stress yourself Complete with tips on helping other hypoglycemics and myth-debunking facts about the disease, Hypoglycemia for Dummies is the fast and simple way to learn and treat the condition, with the help of the most up-to-date medical information available. Escape the blood sugar blues and starting feeling better in no time!

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