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It's Autumn and as work begins to pick up speed, the stresses on our bodies increase as well. Take a look at these new guides - you won't regret it.

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Ergonomic Living : How to Create a User-Friendly Home and Office by Gordon Inkeles, Iris Schencke (Contributor)       er*go*nom*ic (er-ga-'na-mik) adj: designed to allow people and the things people use to interact in the safest, most effective, and most comfortable manner.

You work indoors. You're not on your feet all day and you do no heavy lifting. You have escaped from the brutal nature of most human labor. And yet at the end of the day you feel exhausted. You have vague aches and pains that you are embarrassed to mention to your doctor. If you do, the doctor gives you some equally vague advice: take it easy; don't push yourself; get more rest. If that doesn't work, maybe you're a whiner, a hypochondriac.

Or maybe you're being attacked by your possessions. Perhaps you've been making do with a worn-out old mattress in the bedroom, an office chair that won't let you sit up straight, and a computer screen that you struggle to read with your bifocals. You bought a desk and a file cabinet whose colors complement each other perfectly, but you had no idea how downright irritating ordinary furniture can get if the only choice you bother with is matching style and color. Somewhere in this world is a reading light, chair, bed, perhaps even a keyboard and desk, built just for you. This book will show you how to find them.

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End Your Carpal Tunnel Pain Without Surgery : A Daily Program to Prevent and Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by Kate Montgomery       Written for everyday people, this guide offers routines and exercises to help achieve a lifestyle free from the debilitating effects of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). The Montgomery 12-Step Method shows how it is possible to treat CTS in just ten minutes a day. The author began her writing career in 1986 while working as a Muscle Therapist specializing in sports injuries and rehabilitation. You can read an interview with her at Amazon.com

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome : The Invisible Threat - An Audio Cassette by Kate Montgomery and published in 1993, is also available by special order.

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The Repetitive Strain Injury Recovery Book by Deborah Quilter, Robert E. Markison       Since Deborah Quilters first book, 1994, Repetitive Strain Injury : A Computer User's Guide, many more people have become afflicted with and debilitated by RSI. The problem is growing and concern is rising.
"Use of the hands is of crucial importance in daily life. This book explores the physical, psychological, and economic realities of long-term repetitive-strain injury (RSI) to the upper extremity, a topic on which Quilter conducts workshops and has published previously. A foreword by a hand surgeon claims that RSI is reaching epidemic proportions, due to "poor tool design and the increasingly repetitive nature of many jobs," particularly computer work. Since injury happens over months and years, it is often difficult to diagnose and treat, let alone find a practitioner able to help. Quilter charts the stages of injury, the often arduous paths to recovery, medical daily exercise, and how to protect the hands during home and work tasks. Ergonomic tips for common work-related situations, such as computer use, handwriting, and playing musical instruments, are covered. The author concludes with guidance on changing or creating careers." Penny Spokes - Copyrightę 1998, American Library Association. All rights reserved

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Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics by Gavriel Salvendy (Editor)       In orchestrating this 1600 page hardcover 2nd edition, Dr. Salvendy invited contributions from more than 100 of the foremost authorities around the world. Each of its 60 chapters was reviewed by an international advisory panel comprised of some of today's leading figures in human factors and ergonomics. While each chapter establishes the theoretical and empirical foundations of the subject under discussion, the book's approach is primarily applications-oriented. Hence throughout readers will find case studies, examples, figures, and tables that optimize the usability of the material presented.

It is an indispensable tool for human factors and ergonomics specialists, safety and industrial hygiene professionals and engineers, human resource professionals and managers in manufacturing and service industries, and for educational institutions and government.

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