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Describes the pathophysiology associated with stroke. Discusses the major risk factors for stroke. Identifies the lifestyle and dietary changes that can help prevent the onset of a stroke. Describes currently available treatments and new therapies still under investigation. Explains the role of the rehabilitation team, including physical and occupational therapists, and counselors, in helping to improve patient outcome.

Successful Aging, 2nd ed

This home-study course describes the best ways to age healthfully and improve your patients` quality of life at any age, including tips on how to cultivate a youthful attitude, safeguard against stress and chronic illness, improve dietary and exercise habits, maximize memory and beef up energy, enhance financial security, and live a long and rewarding life.

Sugar, Salt, & Fat, 2nd edition

This home-study course outlines the various factors that make foods palatable. It provides evidence that the "hyperpalatability" of our current food supply is undermining our normal satiety signals, motivating the drive to eat even when there is no physiologic need for food. This course presents evidence that repeated exposure to high quantities of palatable foods (i.e., those high in sugar, fat and salt) can alter the brain in ways similar to drugs of abuse, essentially "rewiring" the brain to promote compulsive eating and loss of control over food.

The Healing Power of Sleep, 2nd Edition

Millions of us struggle with sleep several nights a week, if not every night. In the The Healing Power of Sleep, Dr. O`Brien explains the basics of sleep architecture, the effects of common illnesses on sleep, how our daily habits can help or hinder sleep, and straightforward solutions.

The Mediterranean Diet

Identifies the countries included in the Mediterranean region and discusses their traditional way of life. Describes the food-based guidelines that make up the Mediterranean pyramid. Explains the significance of physical activity, diet, and social interaction as part of the Mediterranean way of life. Discusses the research that supports the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet with respect to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cognitive function, cancer, and other chronic diseases. Describes how the Western diet and lifestyle can be modified to comply with Mediterranean lifestyle recommendations.

The Power of Walking

States the CDC’s, and the American College of Sports Medicine’s recommendations for daily physical activity for adults, children, and adolescents. Describes the health benefits of walking. Explains how walking can reduce the risk of various diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, depression, and dementia. Describes how walking can benefit children, adults, pregnant women, and the elderly. Identifies the physical, occupational, and other therapeutic benefits of walking. Outlines how to start and maintain a walking program.

Thyroid Disorders

Describes the anatomy of the thyroid gland. Describes the complex thyroid gland physiology. Distinguishes between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Discusses thyroid nodules. Discusses thyroid cancer.

Types of Pain & Pain Pathways

Lists and describes major steps in the historical development of pain concepts and treatment. Discusses the difference between acute and chronic pain. Describes the characteristics of nociceptive, neuropathic, and psychogenic pain. Lists and describes the four components of the pain pathway. Identifies parts of the brain involved in pain processing. Describes the methods and accuracy of measuring pain. Explains sex and gender differences in pain. Discusses the impact of chronic pain on healthcare and dental professional practice.