The Dana Guide to Brain Health by The Dana Press

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Today, we know beyond any doubt that the brain plays a crucial role in our everyday health, and, indeed, makes us who we are. But the Internet, television, and newspapers abound in contradictory information about it, and, as a result, the insights we wish for and the medical choices we need to make are rarely as clear as they need to be -- especially when a family member's well-being is at stake. For decades The Dana Foundation, a philanthropic organization founded in 1950 dedicated to science, health, and education, has focused its medical initiatives on brain research. The culmination of that relentless commitment is now all here in this complete health guide to the brain. The editors -- Floyd E. Bloom, M.D.; M. Flint Beal, M.D.; and David J. Kupfer, M.D. -- are three of the world's leading medical experts in neuroscience, neurology, and psychiatry. Together with more than one hundred of America's most distinguished scientists and medical professionals, they have created an essential, easy-to-understand, and practical reference guide to the brain and how it works.

"The Dana Guide to Brain Health" is a resource that today's health consumer can trust, or what Foundation chairman William Safire calls "a kind of basic 'bible' of the brain."

The first truly accessible all-in-one source of its kind, this illustrated home reference features the latest facts and medical discoveries, combined with clear, up-to-date information on seventy-two psychiatric and neurological disorders, their diagnoses, and their treatments.

Filled with informative diagrams, tables, sidebars, graphs, charts, photographs, and drawings, along with a section listing every major consumer advocacy/informationorganization, related to brain disorders, "The Dana Guide to Brain Health" sets a new standard. In its pages readers will discover:

- The crucial steps for taking care of our brains

- The intimate connection between brain health and body health

- How the brain develops from the prenatal period and childhood through adolescence and adulthood

- How the brain regulates breathing and blood flow

- How we learn, remember, and imagine

"The Dana Guide to Brain Health" is simply the most authoritative, comprehensive, and clearly written guide to the bodily organ that is the key to our everyday health. No home should be without it.


About The Dana Press

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Flint Beal is Anne Parrish Titzell Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Director of Neurology at the New York Presbyterian Cornell Campus. An internationally recognized authority on neurodegenerative disorders, his research has focused on the mechanism of neuronal degeneration in Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Kupfer is the Thomas Detre Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Published December 24, 2002 by Free Press. 768 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Some of the topics such as the healthy brain and childhood development will interest many readers, but most will probably use the book as a home medical reference, looking up individual ailments, researching illnesses that run in the family or finding helpful strategies for coping with brain diff...

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