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Understanding Cholesterol - Ebooklet

Lists the various lipid components of total cholesterol and describes how they are formed in the body. Describes the physiological function of each lipid faction. Discusses how abnormal lipid levels may contribute to cardiovascular disease. Describes the lipid profile test and explains what values are considered desirable. Explains how lifestyle factors such as diet and inactivity can contribute to lipid abnormalities and treatment options. Describes the various categories of drugs used to treat lipid abnormalities. Describes some effective, realistic, and easily implemented strategies to improve patient adherence.

Vitamin D: Vitamin, Hormone, & Protector - Ebooklet

Discusses the historical incidents that led to the discovery of vitamin D. Recognizes the synthesis and function of various forms of inactive and active vitamin D. Describes the role that vitamin D may play in the physiological function of various systems. Lists the current guidelines for supplementation of vitamin D. Lists the blood levels that define the various categories of vitamin D deficiency and sufficiency. Identifies the best food sources of vitamin D.

The Mediterranean Diet - Ebooklet

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.

Chronic Pain Disorders & Treatments - Ebooklet

Describes some of the effects of chronic pain on the brain. Lists the major chronic pain disorders and their treatments. Explains the differences between migraine and tension headaches. Identifies the major sources of back pain and their effective treatments. Describes the differences between trigger points and tender points. Lists methods and techniques of lowering the risk of chronic pain disorders. Discusses the concept of multidisciplinary pain management. Describes the applications of non-pharmacologic pain treatments like cognitive-behavioral therapy, biofeedback, and meditation.

Eating Disorders - Ebooklet

Identifies the proper classification, co-morbidities, and diagnostic approaches to eating disorders. Outlines the etiology and prognosis in eating disorders. Discusses the issues of oromaxillary pathology observed in eating disorders. Describes the various aspects of effective management of eating disorders. Explains the unhealthy weight obsession, self-image issues, and erroneous beliefs about food, diet, weight, and health.

Emotions, Moods, & Pain - Ebooklet

Lists and describe the six basic emotions that have unique facial expressions. Explains the difference between emotions and moods. Discusses the relationship between emotions, moods, and pain. Identifies brain structures and neurochemicals that play a role in both moods and pain. Discusses the relationship of pain to both acute stress and chronic stress. Lists the similarities between stress management and pain management. Identifies the similar brain areas involved in both physical and emotional pain. Explains the interactions between anxiety disorders, depression, and pain. Discusses cognitive behavioral therapy and its role in pain management.

Loss of Control: Fighting Back with Full Strength - Ebooklet

Describes the issues related to stress-induced feelings of loss of control, the physiological and psychological mechanisms behind these issues, and means of coping with them. Identifies grief-, aggression- and suicide-related trends in both society and the individual and identifies the neurobiologic mechanisms involved. Develops approaches to the rehabilitation of patients who have loss of control issues that lead to substance abuse. Identifies patients at risk for disorders that may be triggered by the feeling of loss of control.

Neurotransmitters: The Bridges of the Brain - Ebooklet

Identifies the importance of neurotransmission for higher cognitive functions of the human brain. Outlines known neurotransmitters and their interplay in the brain as well as the influence of various neurotransmitters on thought, mood, and emotions. Identifies the various pharmaceutical and alternative remedies that influence the function of neurotransmitters. Discusses possible ways to optimize patient management and minimize of drug interactions, including those with medications used in dental practice.