Aging Men, Masculinities and Modern Medicine explores the multiple socio-historical contexts surrounding men’s aging bodies in modern medicine from a global perspective. The first of its kind, it investigates the interrelated aspects of aging, masculinities and biomedicine, allowing for a timely reconsideration of the conceptualisation of aging men within the recent explosion of social science studies on men’s health and biotechnologies including anti-aging perspectives. This book discusses both healthy and diseased states of aging men in medical practices, bringing together theoretical and empirical conceptualisations. Divided into four parts it covers: Historical epistemology of aging, bodies and masculinity and the way in which the social sciences have theorised the aging body and gender. Material practices and processes by which biotechnology, medical assemblages and men’s aging bodies relate to concepts of health and illness. Aging experience and its impact upon male sexuality and identity. The importance of men’s roles and identities in care-giving situations and medical practices. Highlighting how aging men’s bodies serve as trajectories for understanding wider issues of masculinity, and the way in which men’s social status and men’s roles are made in medical cultures, this innovative volume offers a multidisciplinary dialogue between sociology of health and illness, anthropology of the body and gender studies.
Providing a comprehensive framework for the broad subject of human sexuality, this two-volume set offers a context of historical development, scientific discovery, and sociopolitical and sociocultural movements. The broad topic of sex—encompassing subjects as varied as sexuality, sexual and gender identity, abortion, and crimes such as sexual assault—is one of the most controversial in American society today. The two-volume encyclopedic set provides readers with more than 450 entries on the subject, offering a comprehensive overview of major sexuality issues in American and global culture. Themes that run throughout the volumes include sexual health and reproduction, sexual identity and orientation, sexual behaviors and expression, the history of sex and sexology, and sex and society. Entries cover a breadth of subjects, such as the major contributors to the field of sexology; the biological, psychological, and cultural dimensions of sex and sexuality; and how the modern-day political climate and the government play a major role in determining attitudes and beliefs about sex. Written in clear, jargon-free language, this set is ideal for high school and undergraduate students as well as general readers. Explores the important yet often controversial nature of human sexuality through a carefully curated selection of entries that provide clear yet sensitive coverage of the topic Includes a thorough treatment of the understanding of sexual behaviors in individuals and relationships that contextualizes models of sexuality related to contemporary lifestyles Defines common terms related to sexual and gender identity as well as their application to the modern-day understanding of sexual behavior Further readings sections at the end of each entry guide readers toward additional information
Anabolic therapies have been found to be useful in the treatment of numerous diseases and conditions and their medical uses continue to expand. This work is a technical and comprehensive study of anabolic therapy, covering a wide range of diseases and conditions. Beginning with a description of anabolic agents and their historical medicinal use, the author provides a rationale for the use of anabolics in treating sarcopenia, CST-induced and postmenopausal osteoporosis, hormone replacement therapy in women, osteoporosis and andropause in men; the autoimmune diseases ALS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's Syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, and systemic sclerosis; stroke treatment and rehabilitation, Type II diabetes in men, and AIDS. Also provided is rationale for the use of anabolic therapies in addition to cancer therapy in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, spinal cord injuries and other conditions with secondary hypogonadism, dementia, Alzheimer's, depression, and other CNS conditions, musculoskeletal conditions, major burns, wound healing, and the use of anabolic therapies in addition to TPN and nutrition in microgravity, prolonged immobilization, and space travel conditions, chronic anemias, and related conditions.
Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.
Ageing has become a great problem for many countries. Due to world-wide life prolongation the number of people over 6o years old has grown rapidly into a ten percent piece of the world population. The growing age of the world population raises many social, economical, and medical problems. The proportion of people in the economically active age groups to those who are over 65 is constantly decreasing. A major consequence of the increasing numbers of individuals in advanced age groups is increasing numbers of patients suffering from age-related diseases. The aim of this book is to present the basic data on human ageing as well as on age-related diseases.
This acclaimed text has been fully revised and updated, now incorporating issues including aging of the reproductive system, and updates on the chapters on conception and Gamete Transport and Fertilization, and Pregnancy. Human Reproductive Biology, Third Edition emphasizes the biological and biomedical aspects of human reproduction, explains advances in reproductive science and discusses the choices and concerns of today. Generously illustrated in full color, the text provides current information about human reproductive anatomy and physiology. The ideal book for courses on human reproductive biology - includes chapter introductions, sidebars on related topics of interest, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading. All material competely updated with the latest research results, methods, and topics now organized to facilitate logical presentation of topics New chapters on Reproductive Senescence, Conception: Gamete Transport, Fertilization, Pregnancy: Maternal Aspects and Pregnancy: Fetal Development Full color illustrations
The best health resources for men on the Net! Men?s Health on the Internet puts the best of what the Web has to offer on the subject into one handy volume. Use it as a guide to the best Web sites representing men?s health organizations, reliable sites where you can find current health news for men, and much more! This important book evaluates Web sites for content, clarity, and user-friendliness, and shows you how to conduct a focused, subject-specific search. From editor M. Sandra Wood: “It is well known that men are less likely than women to seek health care. Men tend to wait as long as possible to see a doctor about a health problem, making early diagnosis difficult if not impossible. Given the fact that men seem to be more private about their illnesses, the Internet provides an excellent place for them to seek health care information.” Men?s Health on the Internet: examines what men need and expect as health care consumers provides an overview of the resources available on the World Wide Web teaches you about search engines and how to use them to find what you?re looking for quickly and efficiently points you toward information on cancer--Web-based resources on risk factors, early detection, and treatment brings you reliable resources for information on prostate problems puts you in touch with reliable information men?s concerns, including hair loss, high blood pressure (hypertension), heart health, infertility/impotence, and physical fitness includes resources for gay men?s health issues increases your awareness of different types of Internet resources, including mailing lists, newsgroups, and real-time communication Information resources on the Internet relating to health issues, from Web sites to newsletters to chat groups, are abundant. Some are much more reliable than others, and there is just as much variety when it comes to ease of use. Take control--use Men?s Health on the Internet to sift through the often overwhelming number of related sites to find the information you need!
Clinical Naturopathic Medicine is a foundation clinical text integrating the holistic traditional principles of naturopathic philosophy with the scientific rigour of evidence-based medicine (EBM) to support contemporary practices and principles. The text addresses all systems of the body and their related common conditions, with clear, accessible directions outlining how a practitioner can understand health from a naturopathic perspective and apply naturopathic medicines to treat patients individually. These treatments include herbal medicine, nutritional medicine and lifestyle recommendations. All chapters are structured by system and then by condition, so readers are easily able to navigate the content by chapter and heading structure. The content is designed for naturopathic practitioners and students (both undergraduate and postgraduate levels) and for medical and allied health professionals with an interest in integrative naturopathic medicine. detailed coverage of naturopathic treatments provides readers with a solid understanding of the major therapeutic modalities used within naturopathic medicine each system is reviewed from both naturopathic and mainstream medical perspectives to correlate the variations and synergies of treatment only clinically efficacious and evidence-based treatments have been included information is rigorously researched (over 7500 references) from both traditional texts and recent research papers the content skilfully bridges traditional practice and EBM to support confident practitioners within the current health care system
For much too long the traditional medical community has ignored, misdiagnosed, and mistreated millions of women suffering from symptoms of hormone imbalance. Now, a world-renowned expert explains a safer and more natural approach to treating hormone-related conditions like PMS, weight gain, mood swings, and hot flashes. The controversy continues to rage like hormones: The safety and efficacy of synthetic hormone replacement therapies (HRT) versus human-identical hormones. In this second edition of the widely successful guide From Hormone Hell to Hormone Well, world-renowned physician expert, C.W. Randolph, Jr., M.D., and Genie James team up to challenge the continual promotion by the pharmaceutical industry--and the physicians they have brainwashed--of dangerous synthetic hormones. In this hard-hitting book, Dr. Randolph and Ms. James expose the shocking truth that for decades, whenever most women have complained to their doctor about menopausal symptoms, the traditional approach treatment has put both their health and their lives at risk. As a board certified gynecologist who has treated women with hormone balances for over a decade, Dr. Randolph contends that there is--and has been--a safe and effective alternative to synthetic hormones: Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Hormone Hell to Hormone Well shows readers how to: Eradicate a "one-size-fits-all" approach to HRT and empower women to discover and maintain her 'hormonal equilibrium' through her changing lifecycle Understand the new breakthroughs and discoveries in human-identical hormone therapy Naturally replace the hormones that have decreased with age--with the science that supports the health benefits of biidentical hormone therapy Enjoy vast improvements in mental and emotional health as well as resolving physical issues, including weight gain, depression, osteoporosis, hot flashes, low sex drive, and fatigue
This comprehensive book documents African plants used for functional and medicinal foods. It contains more than 60 detailed monographs of African foods, describing foods with various characteristics such as prebiotic, probiotic, satiety, immune modulation, stress-reduction, sports performance, mental acuity, sleep-supporting, metabolic syndrome, antioxidant, and unsaturated fats. Plant description, botanical names and synonyms, plant part used, habitat and distribution, folk use, nutritional content, and chemistry are all fully detailed. The book highlights indigenous African food processing technologies up to the modern era.