Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about a young woman, Kristen Iversen, growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated ´´the most contaminated site in America.´´ It´s the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and - unknown to those who lived there - tainted with invisible yet deadly particles of plutonium. It´s also a book about the destructive power of secrets - both family and government. Her father´s hidden liquor bottles, the strange cancers in children in the neighborhood, the truth about what was made at Rocky Flats (cleaning supplies, her mother guessed) - best not to inquire too deeply into any of it. But as Iversen grew older, she began to ask questions. She learned about the infamous 1969 Mother´s Day fire, in which a few scraps of plutonium spontaneously ignited and - despite the desperate efforts of firefighters - came perilously close to a ´´criticality´´, the deadly blue flash that signals a nuclear chain reaction. Intense heat and radiation almost melted the roof, which nearly resulted in an explosion that would have had devastating consequences for the entire Denver metro area. Yet the only mention of the fire was on page 28 of the Rocky Mountain News, underneath a photo of the Pet of the Week. In her early thirties, Iversen even worked at Rocky Flats for a time, typing up memos in which accidents were always called ´´incidents´´. And as this memoir unfolds, it reveals itself as a brilliant work of investigative journalism - a detailed and shocking account of the government´s sustained attempt to conceal the effects of the toxic and radioactive waste released by Rocky Flats, and of local residents´ vain attempts to seek justice in court. Here, too, are vivid portraits of former Rocky Flats workers - from the healthy, who regard their work at the plant w 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Potter, Kristen Iversen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003056/bk_rand_003056_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn to lead an empowered life with this supportive and positive guide for those who are discovering their empath abilities and looking for information to help in understanding their gift, as well as how to embrace it and thrive in everyday life.Maybe you find that being in a public place is totally overwhelming. Maybe you’ve noticed that your friends, loved ones, and even acquaintances tend to unload all of their problems on you, looking for advice on what to do. And maybe you can pick up on a person’s energy so closely that you begin to feel their emotions. All of this indicates that you might be an empath - someone who has the ability to feel the emotions and energy of other people. Being a highly sensitive person may seem like a burden at times, but it doesn’t have to be. Being an empath is a gift you can use to your advantage.In The Empath Experience, you’ll find detailed information on what it means to be an empath and the different ways this gift can influence your life in positive ways. In addition, you’ll find supportive advice from a fellow empath on how to embrace the positive aspects of this special talent, get in touch with and understand your emotions, and tips and techniques to help you feel your best - even when someone else may be feeling their worst. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Lawrence. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009169/bk_sans_009169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book offers a highly informative guide to treating unexplained infertility and recurrent miscarriage (RM). In particular, it provides detailed treatment strategies for infertility or RM derived from uterine circumstance such as chronic endometritis and perturbation of endometrial decidualization, as well as maternal immunological rejection of an embryo as semi-allograft. Unexplained infertility refers to those types that cannot be detected by the general screening test. The causes are sometimes detected in the course of treatment with assisted reproductive technology including IVF. However, some unexplained infertility is intractable even after intracytoplasmic sperm injection or repeated implantation of morphologically suitable embryos. Patients with unexplained RM also have a high likelihood of undetectable risk factors of miscarriage. As a result, gynecologists often repeatedly provide these couples with general treatments for infertility and miscarriage or even discontinue treatment because they cannot detect the reason, which places serious financial, physical and mental burdens on the couples affected. This book offers gynecologists essential insights into the pathological condition of unexplained infertility and RM, equipping them to identify it, explain it to patients, and consider further examinations and more aggressive fertility treatments.
This book describes essential operative techniques that can be used to anatomically reconstruct the outer female genital in acquired deformities derived from ritual genital mutilation/cutting, and diseases causing similar deforming defects. Following an introduction with general insights on the topic, the main chapters deal with basic considerations and special anatomical information. With the help of high-quality videos and images, the reader receives detailed instructions on clitoral and vulvar reconstruction with techniques invented by the author, named the NMCS-procedure, the OD-flap and the aOAP-flap procedures. The book is rounded out with chapters describing postoperative care and how to manage complications. The integrity of their outer genitals is important for patients´ physical and psychological wellbeing. As such, the vulva is now receiving increasing attention and will likely continue to grow in importance in plastic surgery. The author, who has developed outstanding procedures for vulvar and clitoral reconstruction over the years, shares his considerable experience and hopes to highlight the importance of these methods to overcome the burden of female genital mutilation/cutting.
Pseudobulbar affect or PBA is often a heavy burden to bear. Its symptoms are some of the most misunderstood behaviors. In fact, it is not the actual symptoms that are hard to carry, but its impact to the patient. PBA patients often choose to withdraw from social interactions or relationships because of PBA. Aside from the shame brought about by PBA to the patient himself, even the family, friends, and caregivers may feel embarrassed because of the episodes. This book will tell you about PBA, its definition, causes, and symptoms. It also has several assessments that you can use if you suspect yourself or someone of having PBA. This book will also provide you with a detailed discussion of the treatments involved, including each treatments side effects. Due to its similarities to other disorders such as depression or palsy, it is often misdiagnosed. The sooner a PBA patient is diagnosed, the sooner he can have access to various treatments available for PBA. Most antidepressants are used for treatment and a recent drug specifically targets the mechanism of which PBA works in the human body. By listening to Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA), you will learn: What is PBA? How is it caused? What are the symptoms? What treatments are there? How to assess yourself if you are suffering from PBA? What are the pros & cons of the different types of treatments? What are the success stories? FAQ sheet and do´s & don´ts The lesson that you can best learn from this book is not the cause, effects, assessments, or FAQs, but of hope. PBA is a treatable disorder. It can be addressed, reduced, and most importantly overcome. Buy this audiobook now and immediately begin listening to Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karin King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063355/bk_acx0_063355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I bet you’ve been given the advice to study hard thousands of times. And you’ve tried to study hard, or even harder, hundreds of times, but your grades didn’t improve much. Study Smart: Everyone Can Get an A at University is a book for every student at university. It’s packed with 12 tried-and-tested study practices that will transform you into a high-mark student. No matter what your current grades are, these study practices will deliver fast and amazing results. I guarantee that once you implement these practices in your daily studies, you’ll quickly see the benefits: •You’ll become super-clear about what you want to achieve at the end of the semester. •You’ll be much more motivated to get up in the morning and enjoy your day. •Time will be your best friend, and you’ll never hear yourself complaining about a lack of time. •You’ll understand the rules of time and use them to your advantage. •You’ll complete your assignments to the best of your ability well before the deadline, and you’ll know you’ll get an A. •You’ll be super-efficient in your studies, and you’ll always tick off your important tasks. •Even when life becomes tough for a little while (and it will), you’ll know how to deal with it. Also, I share with you a failsafe three-step exam-preparation method. You’ll walk into the exam room with confidence and walk out with a big smile. Study Smart: Everyone Can Get an A at University offers you much more than the means to get high marks. It guides you during the golden stage of your life to achieve real success in your life. This is a time when you have all your time to yourself, and most likely no worries about burdens like the career ladder, a mortgage or children. Everyone around you is willing to help and support you. Putting in the smart and effective work NOW to get ahead will make all the difference in your life. You’ll build a nest egg for yourself in your 20s and early 30s, which means you’ll be free in later life from the trap that most people fall into. You won’t have to be stuck in a morning traffic jam going to a job you don’t enjoy just to get a pay cheque. You’ll be able to truly live your life – to do the things you love and make a significant contribution to the world. The future may seem far away, but it isn’t. If you let your life drift now, thinking that you’ll deal with where you’re heading later, it’ll become much harder for you to achieve the freedom and security you desire. All 12 study practices in this book are fun and exciting. You won’t need to sacrifice your happiness at university in exchange for high marks. On the contrary, you’ll gain joy, satisfaction and confidence. You’ll become a star student your peers will admire.No matter which year you’re in or which subject you’re studying, these study practices will work for you. If you have doubts about whether you can do these study practices correctly, please don’t worry. All 12 practices are very intuitive. I also provide detailed, hands-on guidance to lead you through each of them.All the study practices in this book are life practices. They help you to develop life skills so that you can sail through in the lead.Everyone has the potential to study smartly. It’s a massive advantage for you to realise this at this stage. Seize the opportunity and let yourself shine. You’re ready to start your wonderful study journey. A fantastic life will follow shortly after.