This book aims to explore the intricate interrelationship between oral health and prolonged aerobic exercise, with the focus on highly popular individual sports such as running or cycling, as practiced by athletes of all abilities. After description of sports-related oral risk factors, the dental conditions most frequently observed in athletes and their impact on performance are examined. Principles of dental management are then explained, and therapeutic solutions provided for the most common dental lesions. In order to clarify the vulnerability especially of endurance athletes, relevant elements of sports physiology and training are outlined and the behavioral, psychological, and physiological factors predisposing athletes to oral health problems are discussed. In examining the dental clinical reality in these athletes, a wide spectrum of oral consequences, affecting both soft and hard tissues, are investigated. Emphasis is placed upon prophylactic measures and solutions adapted to the athlete's individual needs, as well as the importance of effective collaboration with a diverse team of professionals. The book will be of interest to dentists and other health professionals, sports coaches, athletes, and students.
Oral healthcare is an integral part of overall health and well-being, and it is a significant and increasing challenge as people grow frail. Incidence of caries and gingivitis among residents of long-term care facilities are on the rise, and daily oral hygiene is often difficult for patients who are frail or in need of assistance. <i>Oral Healthcare and the Frail Elder: A Clinical Perspective</i> provides dentists, dental hygienists, and other healthcare professionals with comprehensive, practical instruction on managing the multifaceted oral healthcare needs of frail elders. By discussing background information and relevant literature, the book provides a holistic approach to clinical issues such as oral pain, dry mouth, and periodontal disease. <p> Edited by experts in the field, <i>Oral Healthcare and the Frail Elder</i> enhances clinical application with thorough reviews of pertinent social and ethical issues, access to care issues, and the practicalities for overcoming these in order to provide high-quality oral healthcare to an aging population.</p> <p> <b><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Key Features:</span></b></p> <ul> <li>Provides necessary background information as well as clinical and practical instruction on managing the oral health of frail elders. </li> <li>Situates oral healthcare in the context of multidisciplinary management </li> <li>Features Clinical Scenarios in each chapter illustrating immediate, practical application of topics discussed </li> <li>Discusses social and ethical issues such as body image, social interactions, effective communication, and ethno-cultural diversity </li> </ul>
Published in 2008, the first volume of Public Health focused on issues from the dawn of western civilization through the Progressive era. Volume 2 defines the public health challenges of the twentieth century--this important reference covers not only how the discipline addressed the problems of disease, but how it responded to economic, environmental, occupational, and social factors that impacted public health on a global scale. Major illnesses such as cancer, HIV, and tuberculosis are addressed, along with lifestyle concerns, such as tobacco and nutrition. Chapters also explore maternal-child and women's health, dental public health, health economics and ethics, and the role of philanthropy. Each chapter begins with an in-depth introduction, followed by three original articles that illustrate the problem. The volume is enhanced with a detailed chronology of public health events, as well as appendices that contain many of the original documents that ushered public health into the new millennium.
To escape an arranged marriage, spirited Lily Bainbridge has staged her own death and, disguised as a boy, fled to London and a life of freedom. Yet her plans to masquerade as an independent widow are thwarted by an encounter with Ethan Andarton, a powerful and dangerously attractive marquis who wants to make her his mistress. But Lily is afraid that if she gives the Marquis of Vessey her innocence, he'll steal her heart. Part two of Tracy Anne Warren's Mistress trilogy. Other titles in this series are: "My Fair Mistress" and "His Favourite Mistress".
The objective of primary health care is easily accessible health care facilities for all. It also tries to ensure clean and improved environment to prevent health hazards. The aim to deliver better facilities without discrimination has been prevailing ever since the dawn of globalization; but there is a vast gap between demand and supply. This book is a compilation of chapters that discuss the most vital concepts and emerging trends in this field. The readers would gain knowledge that would broaden their perspective about primary health care. Such selected concepts that redefine this field have been presented herein. Different approaches, evaluations, methodologies and advanced studies in the sector of primary healthcare have also been included in this book.