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Breath: A Lifetime in the Rhythm of an Iron Lung: A Memoir
Breath: A Lifetime in the Rhythm of an Iron Lung: A Memoir
by Martha Mason
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After contracting polio as a young girl Martha Mason of tiny Lattimore, North Carolina, lived a record sixty-one of her seventy-one years in an iron lung until her death in 2009, but she never let the 800-pound cylinder define her. The subject of a... (read more)

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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions: Self-Management of Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Depression, Asthma, Bronchitis, Emphysema and Ot
Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions: Self-Management of Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Depression, Asthma, Bronchitis, Emphysema and Ot
by Virginia Gonzalez
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Empowering as well as educational, this updated resource brings the latest chronic disease research and information on practice, medication, legal matters, and specific conditions to a convenient audio format. The accessible tips, suggestions, and... (read more)

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Chronic Resilience: 10 Sanity-Saving Strategies for Women Coping with the Stress of Illness
Chronic Resilience: 10 Sanity-Saving Strategies for Women Coping with the Stress of Illness
by Danea Horn
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Chronic illness comes with stress, and Chronic Resilience provides a complete self-help blueprint for managing the difficulties chronic illness presents. Certified life coach and speaker Danea Horn, who suffers from chronic kidney disease, infertility... (read more)

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Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia
by Don L Goldenberg
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Fibromyalgia is indicated by a group of symptoms including chronic generalized muscle pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, headaches, and irritable bowel. But the medical community is only now putting the pieces together to discover what might cause it... (read more)

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Dancing at the River's Edge: A Patient and Her Doctor Negotiate Life with Chronic Illness
Dancing at the River's Edge: A Patient and Her Doctor Negotiate Life with Chronic Illness
by Alida Brill
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An invaluable resource for medical professionals, victims of chronic illnesses, and their loved ones, this dual memoir by a doctor and his longtime patient traces the growth of their unique friendship over a span of decades. By exploring the bond between... (read more)

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Treating Fibromyalgia Naturally (Woodland Health)
Treating Fibromyalgia Naturally (Woodland Health)
by William Hennen
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The emergence of fibromyalgia and its complex causes has placed more emphasis on a holistic treatment for this and other related disorders. From joint pain to sleep problems to extreme fatigue, fibromyalgia can be a severely debilitating disorder. This... (read more)

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100 Questions & Answers about Kidney Disease and Hypertension (100 Questions & Answers about)
100 Questions & Answers about Kidney Disease and Hypertension (100 Questions & Answers about)
by Raymond R. Townsend
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Every year, high blood pressure causes more than 25,000 new cases of kidney failure in the United States. 100 Questions & Answers About Kidney Disease and Hypertension offers authoritative, up-to-date, practical answers about kidney disease, end-stage... (read more)

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: How You Can Benefit from Diet, Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Exercise, and Other Natural Methods (Getting Well Naturally)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: How You Can Benefit from Diet, Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Exercise, and Other Natural Methods (Getting Well Naturally)
by Michael T Murray
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Strengthen Your Body to Combat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome! Chronic fatigue syndrome can lead to a continual cycle of symptoms including muscle and joint pain, headaches, low-grade fever, and lymph node swelling. If you or someone you love is struggling... (read more)

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Vitamin Cure #03: The Vitamin Cure for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: How to Prevent and Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Using Safe and Effective Natural Therapies
Vitamin Cure #03: The Vitamin Cure for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: How to Prevent and Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Using Safe and Effective Natural Therapies
by Johnathan Prousky
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CFS is an elusive, difficult to treat condition. Symptoms include fatigue, muscle and joint pain, felling unwell after exercise, unrefreshing sleep, and memory/concentration problems. This groundbreaking book directly addresses the myriad causes of CFS... (read more)

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The Fibromyalgia: A Comprehensive Approach
The Fibromyalgia: A Comprehensive Approach
by Miryam E Williamson
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Fibromyalgia: A Comprehensive Approach is the first thorough, user-friendly resource that outlines the causes, symptoms, and a full range of treatments for a condition that affects 10 to 12 million Americans. Since fibromyalgia (FM) mimics other... (read more)

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Teach Us to Sit Still
Teach Us to Sit Still
by Tim Parks
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“Riveting . . . Parks discoveries will fascinate not only writers but all citizens of an information age steeped in and propelled by language.” —The New Yorker “[Tim Parks] prose is mordantly funny, self-conscious but never... (read more)

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Solace: How Caregivers and Others Can Relate, Listen and Respond Effectively to a Chronically Ill Person
Solace: How Caregivers and Others Can Relate, Listen and Respond Effectively to a Chronically Ill Person
by Walter St John
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Practical concise guidelines for helping caregivers when interacting with chronically ill people. Tips on what to do and say and avoid doing and saying when relating to chronically ill people.... (read more)

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Figuring Out Fibromyalgia: Current Science and the Most Effective Treatments
Figuring Out Fibromyalgia: Current Science and the Most Effective Treatments
by Ginevra Liptan
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Fibromyalgia is a medical condition characterized by widespread muscle pain and fatigue that affects 6-10 million people in the United States. Huge progress in research over the past decade has established dysfunction in sleep, pain, and the stress... (read more)

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Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain: The Latest Research, Cutting-Edge Tools, and Alternative Treatments for Feeling Better
Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain: The Latest Research, Cutting-Edge Tools, and Alternative Treatments for Feeling Better
by Peter Abaci
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Chronic pain afflicts some fifty million Americans. With many years of experience treating its sufferers, Dr. Peter Abaci has developed innovative treatments that have helped thousands better their lives in dramatic ways - techniques he now offers... (read more)

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The Hepatitis C Handbook
The Hepatitis C Handbook
by Matthew Dolan
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This definitive guide explains clearly what Hepatitis C is, outlines the course of the disease and the associated symptoms, and describes how it is transmitted. The author discusses available treatments as well as lifestyle changes that may help... (read more)

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The Autoimmune Epidemic
The Autoimmune Epidemic
by Donna Nakazawa
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From the foreword by Dr. Douglas Kerr, Director, Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center "The Autoimmune Epidemic by Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an astounding book....It is the kind of book that will rivet you and scare you. It will make you angry. It... (read more)

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Lupus: Everything You Need to Know (Your Personal Health)
Lupus: Everything You Need to Know (Your Personal Health)
by Sasha Bernatsky
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An authoritative layman's reference to the chronic inflammation disease lupus. The book covers how lupus works, symptom management, drug treatments, alternative therapies, concerns particular to women and children.... (read more)

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Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic
Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic
by Pamela Weintraub
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When Pamela Weintraub, a science journalist, learned that her oldest son tested positive for Lyme disease, she thought she had found an answer to the symptoms that had been plaguing her family for years—but her nightmare had just begun. ... (read more)

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Fibromyalgia and the Mindbodyspirit Connection: 7 Steps for Living a Healthy Life with Widespread Muscular Pain and Fatigue (Mind-Body-Spirit Connection Series)
Fibromyalgia and the Mindbodyspirit Connection: 7 Steps for Living a Healthy Life with Widespread Muscular Pain and Fatigue (Mind-Body-Spirit Connection Series)
by William B Salt
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Rather than focusing on the pain and problems, this book teaches fibromyalgia patients how to feel well again. Patients are taught the key steps to minimizing or eliminating their symptoms—education, commitment to a healthy lifestyle, and accepting... (read more)

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Tired of Being Tired: Overcoming Chronic Fatigue and Low Energy
Tired of Being Tired: Overcoming Chronic Fatigue and Low Energy
by Michael A Schmidt
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In Tired of Being Tired, Dr. Michael A. Schmidt describes in short, succinct chapters the many factors that contribute to fatigue and factors that affect mental clarity. This book will help you assemble the pieces of your own puzzle and develop a... (read more)

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