It’s Never Too Late to Get Fit!
According to distance runner Ruth Wassinger, author of Fit after 50, you’re never to old to start putting one foot in front of the other, regardless of the speed. She didn’t start running until she was fifty years old. Since then she has run in numerous races, including the prestigious Boston Marathon. In her book, just off the press, she discusses finding a catalyst to start exercising as well as the steps for starting a running program.
Books Back to Press
The Stroke Recovery Book by Dr. Kip Burkman and Countdown to Baby by Dr. Susan Warhus are heading back to press. This will be the sixth printing of The Stroke Recovery Book and the third printing of Countdown to Baby.
Thai Publisher Releases The ABCs of Gold Investing
A Thai-language edition of The ABCs of Gold Investing was published this month by Fidelity Publishing Co. LTD., of Bangkok, Thailand. The subrights sale was handled by Addicus Books Associate Publisher, Jack Kusler. Addicus Books first published the book in 1997. The second edition was published in 2005.
New Book on Prescription Drug Addiction Is Off the Press
Addicus Books has just released Overcoming Prescription Drug Addiction, by Rod Colvin. Prescription drug abuse now outranks the use of all illegal drugs combined and is second only to marijuana use. The book discusses the nature of addiction, stories of recovery, insights from addiction medicine specialists, and treatment options. It also covers how drugs are commonly diverted from doctors and pharmacies and the actions some state governments are taking to curtail the problem. This is the third edition of the book, which was published previously as Prescription Drug Addiction—The Hidden Epidemic.
Erectile Dysfunction Could Be a Sign of Cardiovascular Disease
In years past, doctors often prescribed drugs such as Viagra for erectile dysfunction (ED), as a way of treating only the ED. But now, doctors know that ED may be a symptom of a more serious condition such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, or type 2 diabetes. The authors are urologist Chris Steidle, MD., and Janet Casperson, NP. Their book, Sex and the Heart—Erectile Dysfunction’s Link to Cardiovascular Disease, will be available in September 2008.
Medical Library Association Praises Overcoming Prescription Drug Addiction
The Consumer Connection, a publication of the Medical Library Association, gives a thumbs up to Overcoming Prescription Drug Addiction. In a December 2008 review, the publication said, “…this well-documented book presents the subject in an authoritative manner. Recommended as an addition to consumer health collections.” The third edition of the book, first published in 1995, was published in the Fall of 2008.
Bariatric Plastic Surgery Book Is Off the Press
This book will be most helpful to people who have lost dramatic amounts of weight. Bariatric Plastic Surgery is a guide to cosmetic surgery for removal of excess skin that remains after weight loss. The authors, board-certified plastic surgeons discuss the various procedures, including tummy tucks, body lifts, breast lifts, arm lists, and face and neck lifts.
New Book on Cataract Surgery Is Spring 2009 Title
Nearly 3 million Americans undergo cataract surgery annually. In fact, it is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the United States. In Cataract Surgery, Ophthalmologist Robert K. Maloney, M.D., is the author of this concise book on cataract surgery. He explains: how cataracts form, how cataract surgery is performed, and the recovery period.