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Hilton Books 2017-10-23T23:22:43+00:00


Giving Sickle Cell Disease a Voice – HPC’s Hope & Destiny Series – The best-selling books on sickle cell disease used by universities and hospitals throughout the country.

Hilton Publishing is proud of our dedicated support and contribution to the needs of patients and their families affected by sickle cell disease (SCD).

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a common blood disorder that affects people all around the world. SCD can cause minor-to-moderate pains that patients may experience daily and at times can cause severe, unpredictable pain that may require hospitalization and medication.

HPC provides the best-selling sickle cell education series that reaches out to patients of all ages. Written by respected medical experts in the field of hematology and sickle cell, our Hope and Destiny book series provides the most comprehensive education about sickle cell disease available today.


Hope and Destiny has been a key resource for our film. It’s an all-encompassing help desk for anyone looking for insight on this complex disease.”

Jaqai Mickelsen
Writer/director of the sickle cell documentary Spilled Milk

Hope and Destiny

ISBN: 9780984756681

By: Allan F. Platt Jr., PA-C., MMSc , James Eckman. MD. Lewis L. Hsu, MD, PhD

Year: 2016

Pages: 260

Genre: Medicine/Health/Sickle Cell Disease

Overview: Sickle Cell Disease is the most common blood disorder in the U.S. Hope & Destiny provides clear-cut and in-depth information for the more than 80,000 Americans living with sickle cell disease. Written especially for parents and caregivers, it offers the latest information on preventing complications, research, and treatment. The knowledge patients and family members need is organized in an easy-to-read format that promotes overall healthy living.

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Hope and Destiny Jr.

ISBN: 9780976444312

By: Lewis L. Hsu, MD, PhD, Silvia R. Brandalise, MD, Carmen C.M. Rodrigues, RN

Year: 2013

Pages: 89

Genre: Medicine/Health/Sickle Cell Disease/Juvenile Literature

Overview: Hope & Destiny, Jr. is the adolescent version of the book, written specifically for children who suffer from sickle cell disease, with many pictures and games to help them learn about their special condition and to answer their most common questions from a child’s perspective. Hope & Destiny is also available in a brochure booklet format, perfect for physician offices and hospitals to print as a take-away for patients and their loved ones wanting to learn about this common blood disorder. Hope & Destiny Jr. remains the only comprehensive, culturally sensitive book on sickle cell disease on the market today and now children have a book which they can read themselves to learn about their special disease.

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Hope and Destiny Jr. Workbook

ISBN: 9780990428336

By: Lewis L. Hsu, MD, PhD, Silvia R. Brandalise, MD, Carmen C.M. Rodrigues, RN

Year: 2015

Pages: 48

Genre: Medicine/Health/Sickle Cell Disease/Juvenile Literature

Overview: Our best-selling book series today is the Hope & Destiny series, which includes a book written just for adolescents and families impacted by sickle cell disease. Hope and Destiny Jr. is now available in this new 48-page abridged workbook edition for young SCD patients to learn more about their disease, identify their pain, track symptoms and side-effects of treatments and medications, and write about the unique challenges and changes they may be experiencing so they can discuss with their doctor.

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Sickle What?

ISBN: 9780984756674

By: Hope for SCD

Year: 2016

Pages: 65

Genre: Medicine/Health/Sickle Cell Disease

Overview: Sickle What? is an educational book written in simple language with helpful illustrations to explain complex medical concepts and terminology. Sickle What? arms patients and parents of newly diagnosed children with the knowledge they need to understand and manage sickle cell disease (SCD). Information about what SCD is and how a person gets it is broken down into easy-to-understand terms to help parents better understand and be able to explain SCD to a child – empowering the child to understand what is actually happening inside their body. Sickle What? shows readers how to read and understand a lab report, what action steps to take when pain occurs and the importance of asking questions and communicating openly with doctors.

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My Sickle Cell Journal

ISBN: 9780984756674

Year: 2016

Pages: 130

Genre: Medicine/Health/Sickle Cell Disease

Overview: Doctors today know the important health benefits their patients can achieve from journaling about a medical condition. Not only can our new journal help sickle cell patients to write about their thoughts and feelings, it has also been designed to serve as a useful tool for doctors by prompting patients to record medication side effects, their personal experience with the disease, and even questions they want to ask at their next office visit. Journaling is PROVEN to reduce stress, improve clarity of thoughts & have a positive impact on patient well-being! Includes a section to record your personal patient MEDICAL HISTORY. Includes a section to document SIDE EFFECTS from prescription medications you’re taking and treatments you’re undergoing.

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Bear Crimbo

ISBN: 9780981538136

By: Matt Goss

Year: 2009

Pages: 72

Genre: Childrens/Christmas/Holiday

Overview: Bear Crimbo lives within a simple yet magical world, surrounded by love, loyalty, and friendship. But one thing is missing in his life, and it is something that only Santa can give. After years of not getting his Christmas wish, the time may have come for Bear Crimbo to forget about his dreams, but with the help of his friends Rita Robin and Alfie Mouse he will realize his dreams even beyond his own imagination. Bear Crimbo is a Christmas story of love, friendship, and hope that will warm the hearts of readers everywhere.

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Fighting Lupus Battles: Hope For A Cure

ISBN: 9780990428329

By: Kayrene Mimms

Year: 2015

Pages: 201

Genre: Health/Lupus/Rheumatic Diseases

Overview: Fighting Lupus Battles: Hope For A Cure is a must-read for anyone wanting to learn about lupus. Written by lupus survivor and research advocate Kay Mimms, this book contains more than twenty true stories written by lupus patients and their relatives, describing the personal struggles, fears, losses and victories each has experienced, along with general lupus education and medical commentary and insights from doctors.

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Going the Distance

ISBN: 9780990428329

By: Dr. John Ruffin

Year: 2015

Pages: 228

Genre: Health Policy/Health Disparities

Going the Distance: The Making of a National Health Disparities Research Enterprise is a MUST READ for academics and students in public health policy, political science and health care administration college degree programs. Thirty years after the Heckler report brought national attention to the health disparities problem in 1985, the topic of health disparities has gained national and global attention among thought leaders in medicine, public health, biomedical research and public policy.

This story chronicles the birth and evolution of the minority health and health disparities academic discipline and research agenda within the National Institutes of Health for the next generation of scholars, researchers and healthcare practitioners who must carry forth the torch to, one day, eliminate health disparities.

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The Heart of the Matter

ISBN: 9780984756650

By: Hilton M. Hudson II, MD, FACS, Karol E. Watson, MD, Phd, FACC, Richard Allen Williams, MD, Herbert Stern, MD

Year: 2012

Pages: 208

Genre: Health/Heart/Reference

The third edition of The Heart of the Matter, The American guide to Heart Health and Wellness, will stress the importance of preventive and up-to-date steps one can take to prevent heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. The book will summarize the latest on fats, cholesterol, and lipids and the roles they play in heart disease. The latest information on Heart disease in women, Hispanics and African Americans is also included. The newly revised HOM will help those wanting to prevent heart disease or help those suffering from heart disease live longer and healthier lives. New and improved heart health menus will be included.

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Living with Diabetes

ISBN: 9780984144723

By: James W. Reed M.D. M.A.C.P. F.A.C.E.

Year: 2011

Pages: 240

Genre: Diabetes/Health

Written by a leading expert in the field, this is a helpful guide that describes and gives effective ideas of how to cope with a diagnosis. With diabetes one of the most common diseases in the western world, the African-American community is particularly at risk. This book explores why, including the causes and risk factors for Type-2 diabetes as well as treatments.

LIVING WITH DIABETES discusses strategies for coping with a diagnosis, the role of insulin, how to start exercising, the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet designed for diabetics, long-term complications, and more. This comprehensive book concludes with over twenty-five delicious recipes from the American Diabetes Association.

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Overcoming Pain

ISBN: 9780974314426

By: Allan Platt Jr.,  PA.C., Susan Platt, MD, Cathy Hedrich, RPT

Year: 2006

Pages: 229

Genre: Health/Inspiration
Designed to address the issues of the more than 48 million chronic pain sufferers in the United States, this guide to coping with and overcoming persistent pain examines pain in biological, cultural, and behavioral contexts. The treatment options for arthritis, back and neck pain, angina, diabetes, and other afflictions are outlined and explained, as are the advantages and disadvantages of non-medication-based therapy. Also critiqued are the disparities in quality and quantity of treatments received by African Americans in contrast to those received by the population at large. A diverse list of resources, including pain specialists and clinics, support groups, organizations, and web sites, is also provided.

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NOTE: Updated version coming out in 2017.

The Power of Positive Thinking

ISBN: 9780984756667

By: Dr. Charles Washington

Year: 2014

Pages: 90

Genre: Healthcare/Inspiration/Development

By empowering healthcare industry employees at all levels, we can improve patient satisfaction, quality of care, employee morale and institutional efficiency. Dr. Charles Washington shares his expertise with his insightful, interactive book, The Power of Positive Thinking.

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TransformNational: Journey of a Bastard

ISBN: 9780990428305

Year: 2014

Pages: 216

Genre: Biography/Personal Memoir

By: Lamont Robinson

An inspiring biographical story of how one man overcame the trials of his past from Chicago’s violent West Side to develop a path to personal success, despite countless obstacles that sought to derail him. TransformNational details the author’s own personal transformation, sharing his amazing journey as he has mastered the art of using life’s challenges as motivation to succeed rather than as license to fail.

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Walk the Walk Series- A Minute for Your Health

ISBN: 9780984756612

By: Hilton Hudson, MD, Jena Rausch

Year: 2012

Pages: 276

Genre: Health/Wellness/Spirituality

A Minute for Your Health was released with the conviction that a minute can make a difference in your life-a life or death difference! Readers responded to the vital information in the easy-to-digest format of the first edition, and demand for the book surpassed all expectations. Four years later, we are happy to bring you this newly expanded edition of A Minute for Your Health, with over 100 health tips on topics ranging from a healthy diet to cardiovascular disease to health insurance. We hope you’ll share A Minute for Your Health with others throughout your religious and community organizations. Use this book to inform and empower yourself, your family, your friends, and your neighbors. The book talks about some of the biggest killers-including diseases such as stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and HIV-that are highly preventable. Health awareness is a crucial part of a healthier community. Religion is a core component of this book, which can be used by individuals and by congregations around which to base health ministry programs and health care discussions.

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Walk the Walk Series – My Christian Heart

ISBN: 9780984756605

By: Hilton Hudson, MD, FACS, Angelique Walker-Smith, R. Drew Smith, Phd

Year: 2012

Pages: 252

Genre: Health/Wellness/Spirituality

This guide will lead the reader to heart health with the use of spiritual readings and exercised. The revised edition of this bestselling book will contain the most cutting-edge information on cardiovascular disease, blood lipids, stroke, and medications and therapies available. It will contain a chapter specifically for women including how to recognize signs and symptoms. All chapters will start with both a religous verse, such as from the Bible, and a short paragraph explaining how the science they are about to read is connected to the verse.

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Walk the Walk Series – Surviving Cancer

ISBN: 9780965455305

By: Fred Evans

Year: 2012

Pages: 74

Genre: Health/Wellness/Cancer

A cancer survivor chronicles ride through the ups and downs of dealing with his prostate cancer diagnosis and how he relied on family, friends, faith-and his bicycle-to see him through to become a survivor.

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Small Nerves Big Problems

ISBN: 9780998328201

By: Written in collaboration by eight renowned neurologists representing some of the leading experts on this disease from across the United States – Todd Levine, MD; David Saperstein, MD; Charles Argoff, MD; Christopher Gibbons, MD, MMSc, FAAN; Holly Hendin, MD, PhD; Mamatha Pasnoor, MD; David Walk, MD; and Glenn Lopate, MD

Year: 2017

Pages: 70

Genre: Health/Small Fiber Neuropathy

Written by eight neurologists representing some of the leading experts on this disease from across the country, Small Nerves, Big Problems arms patients and caregivers with the latest information available today about small fiber neuropathy – what causes it, what the common signs and symptoms are, how it’s diagnosed and ways to manage the disease and minimize pain.

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