BOOP: You're the Boss (You Can Manage It)

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Dr. Epler demystifies an unusual inflammatory lung disease called bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) which is sometimes called cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) or organizing pneumonia (OP), enabling individuals to take charge of their health. Harvard Medical School faculty member and pulmonary consultant to the Brigham and Women s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Epler shows how to apply five steps to manage BOOP. Using real-life examples, you will learn step one of learning everything you can about BOOP; step two of understanding the diagnostic process; step three of knowing the treatment options; step four of monitoring your BOOP; and step five of creating a healing environment. Armed with the information in this book, individuals can gain self-confidence by becoming active participants in treating and managing their BOOP. This five-step process is based on Dr. Epler s observations visiting hospitals all over the world and finding that individuals who follow these five steps can successfully manage their BOOP.

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Dr. Gary Epler is an internationally-known pulmonary and critical care professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Recognized yearly since 1994 in The Best Doctors in America, Dr. Epler believes personalized health empowers people. He has written four health books in the critically-acclaimed You're the Boss series about people taking charge of their health including Manage Your Disease, BOOP, Asthma, and Food: You're the Boss. Dr. Epler's new book, Fuel for Life: Level-10 Energy is about how to develop the Level-10 Energy feeling. It's like being on top of the world with no worries. It's doing anything you want without stress. It's the feeling of unlimited creativity and enjoying every minute of the day. It's the best feeling in the world. It's a way of life. Dr. Epler discovered the treatable lung disorder bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP). He found a new parasite in South America, chronicled the nutritional needs of North Afri­can children, and managed the tuberculosis refugee program in Southeast Asia. Dr. Epler strives to educate. Business Week acclaimed him for his development of e-health educational programs that enable patients to manage their health and diseases. Dr. Epler was recognized as one of Boston Magazine's Top Doctors in Town. Dr. Epler ran seven marathons including Boston, New York, and proposed to his wife, Joan at the start of the Paris Marathon; and for their first anniversary, they ran the original Greek marathon together. He delivered the 20th baby from a mother who named the baby after him. He's been one of the Boston Celtics team doctors. He was fortunate enough to save a dying infant in South America from an overwhelming parasitic infection by using the sap from a fig tree. He is a radio and television personality. He coached soccer, basketball, hockey, baseball, and club baseball at Boston College. He lives in the Boston area with his wife, Joan.

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Here's an easy-to-read and understand guide to a menacing rare disease for anyone suffering from BOOP. The book is written by the physician who discovered this lung inflammation disease in the 1980's. I like his no-nonsense approach to taking charge of your body as you work through the ups and downs of the disease, using the devil drug prednisone, relapses, and mind over matter in the process. Additionally, he outlines how to be in charge of you at the hands of the physicians, rather than merely submitting to whatever they deem appropriate. This is a must-read for both patient and physician! --Amazon

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