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 wi... 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.
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.