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Mayo Clinic Guide to Living with a Spinal Cord Injury: Moving Ahead with Your Lifeby Mayo Clinic
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This indispenable guide offers a complete picture of the road to recovery, and the specifics to move ahead with your life. When possible it encourages readers to resume their favorite hobbies, participate in athletic activities and return to the woekplace.
For the first time, leading medical specialists at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic offer their expert advice on everything from emotional adjustments, to skin care, to home and car modifications, to quality-of-life improvements. Easy-to-read, illustrated, and well organized, Mayo Clinic Guide to Living with A Spinal Cord Inury provides the how-to regarding the day-to-day challenges faced by anyone who has a spinal cord injury.
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From doctors and health professionals at the Mayo Clinic Spinal Cord Injury Program, this guide provides basic information to those who have suffered a spinal cord injury. It contains advice on many aspects of dealing with living with the injury, including emotional adjustment, changes to body functions and ways to prevent problems, sexual health and fertility, managing independence and hiring a personal care assistant, nutrition, exercise, substance abuse, going back to work, traveling, and actively participating in life. There is no bibliography. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Traumatic spinal cord injuries have become increasingly common, with nearly a quarter of a million Americans dealing with the condition and another 10,000 new cases each year. The need for a simple, authoritative guide to this disability has never been greater. The Mayo Clinic Guide to Living with a Spinal Cord Injury addresses that need. With all the information written, vetted, and endorsed by the worlds most prestigious medical clinic, the book enables sufferers to return to an active and productive life within the limits of their disability. Here the Clinics leading experts offer advice on everything from emotional adjustments to skin care to modifying homes and cars. This independence-granting book encourages readers to resume their favorite hobbies, participate in athletic activities, and return to the workplace quickly and safely.
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