Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure

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From the experts at Harvard Medical School?an effective program for controlling your hypertension

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure explains in user-friendly terms what high blood pressure is, what causes it, and why it's so important to keep it at a safe level. Coauthors Dr. Herbert Benson, author of the international bestseller The Relaxation Response and founder of the prestigious Mind/Body Medical Institute, and Aggie Casey, one of the ...

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Overview

From the experts at Harvard Medical School—an effective program for controlling your hypertension

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure explains in user-friendly terms what high blood pressure is, what causes it, and why it's so important to keep it at a safe level. Coauthors Dr. Herbert Benson, author of the international bestseller The Relaxation Response and founder of the prestigious Mind/Body Medical Institute, and Aggie Casey, one of the country's most experienced mind/body clinicians, emphasize lifestyle approaches to controlling blood pressure.

Most important, you're given a complete lifestyle program for managing your blood pressure. Developed at the renowned Mind/Body Medical Institute in Boston, the program has helped thousands of people not only manage hypertension but reduce stress, improve overall health and fitness, and get more enjoyment out of life.

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure gives you:

  • Easy-to-follow diet and nutrition guidelines
  • Directives for heart-healthy exercise
  • Proven relaxation techniques for managing stress and improving cardiovascular health
  • Expert advice on how to talk to your doctor about your blood pressure
  • The low-down on blood pressure lowering drugs and their side effects
  • Tips on how to create a personalized program that's just right for you

About Harvard Medical School Health Guides

Harvard Medical School guides give you the knowledge you need to understand and take control of your health. In every book, a world-renowned expert from Harvard Medical School provides you with the latest information on diagnosis, traditional and alternative treatments, home remedies, and lifestyle changes that can make a powerful difference in your health.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071448017
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/21/2005
  • Series: Harvard Medical School Guides Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 541,818
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Aggie Casey, R.N., M.S., is an associate in medicine at Harvard Medical School, the director and clinical nurse specialist for the Cardiac Wellness Program at the Mind/Body Medical Institute, and coauthor of Mind Your Heart.

Herbert Benson, M.D., is the founder and president of the Mind/Body Medical Institute, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and author of The Relaxation Response, as well as many other books and more than 170 scientific publications.

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Table of Contents

Contributors and Advisers
Preface
Acknowledgments
How to Use This Handbook
Pt. 1 Power Generation
Sect. 1 Modern Power-Plant Cycles and Equipment
Sect. 2 Condensing Systems and Auxiliaries
Sect. 3 Combustion
Sect. 4 Steam-Generating Equipment and Auxiliaries
Sect. 5 Feedwater Heating Methods
Sect. 6 Internal-Combustion Engines
Pt. 2 Plant and Facilities Engineering
Sect. 7 Pumps and Pumping Systems
Sect. 8 Piping and Fluid Flow
Sect. 9 Air and Gas Compressors and Vacuum Systems
Sect. 10 Materials Handling
Sect. 11 Heat Transfer and Heat Exchangers
Sect. 12 Refrigeration
Pt. 3 Environmental Control
Sect. 13 Wastewater Treatment and Control
Sect. 14 Community Water Supply & Stormwater System Design
Sect. 15 Building Plumbing and Drainage System Design
Sect. 16 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Sect. 17 Solar Energy
Sect. 18 Energy Conservation
Pt. 4 Design Engineering
Sect. 19 Shafts, Flywheels, and Pulleys
Sect. 20 Gear Design and Application
Sect. 21 Couplings, Clutches, and Speed Controls
Sect. 22 Bearing Design and Selection
Sect. 23 Spring Selection and Analysis
Sect. 24 Mechanical Brake Choice and Use
Sect. 25 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems Design
Sect. 26 Metalworking and Nonmetallic Materials Processing
Bibliography
Index
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