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  • The Night Shiftby Brian Goldman

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 13.99

    In The Night Shift , Dr. Brian Goldman shares his experiences in the witching hours at Mount Sinai Hospital in downtown Toronto. We meet the kinds of patients who walk into an E.R. after midnight: late-night revellers injured on their way home after last call, teens assaulted in the streets by other teens and a woman who punches another woman out... more...

  • Sickby Jonathan Cohn

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    America's health care system is unraveling, with millions of hard-working people unable to pay for prescription drugs and regular checkups, let alone hospital visits. Jonathan Cohn traveled across the United States?the only country in the developed world that does not guarantee its citizens access to medical care?to investigate why this crisis is... more...

  • What You Don't Know Can Kill Youby Laura W. Nathanson

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In 2003, Dr. Laura Nathanson was widowed after the misdiagnosis of her beloved husband. After this tragedy, she was determined to help others protect themselves and their loved ones from similarly preventable health care disasters?and help them benefit from health care miracles. In What You Don't Know Can Kill You , Dr. Nathanson provides a guide... more...

  • Health Against Wealthby George Anders

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1998; US$ 14.99

    The HMO system is often praised for cutting runaway costs. It is supposed to act as a powerful market force to stop greedy doctors and hospitals from treating patients like pi-atas, to be cut open for profit. Health Against Wealth reveals that when you are confronting cancer, heart disease, or psychiatric illness, when you face a medical emergency... more...

  • Bringing It Homeby Tilda Shalof; Judith Shamian

    McClelland & Stewart 2014; US$ 19.95

    ICU nurse and bestselling author Tilda Shalof learns what nursing beyond the hospital really means. For the 350,000 professional nurses in Canada and 3 million in the US; readers of Atul Gawande's award-winning books and The American Nurse by Carole Jones. In her latest book, ICU nurse Tilda Shalof leaves the hospital behind to accompany the... more...

  • On Immunityby Eula Biss

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Why do we fear vaccines? A provocative examination by Eula Biss, the author of Notes from No Man?s Land , winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear?fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child?s air, food, mattress, medicine, and... more...

  • Staying Aliveby Dr Phil Hammond

    Quercus Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Dr Phil Hammond, a GP and campaigner with unrivalled sympathy for patients' needs, helps give you the confidence and the tools to take control of your health care, and shows you in friendly, at times witty, ways how to navigate a broken system. more...

  • A History of Family Planning in Twentieth-Century Peruby Raúl Necochea López

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

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  • Healthcare in the Electronic Ageby Emerald Group

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 100.00

    Take a look at the various ways in which technology has impacted the healthcare sector. What is there to know about online patient support systems? How can the Internet affect the provision of education and training for healthcare professionals? more...

  • How Not to Dieby Jan Md Garavaglia

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    WHEN THIS DOCTOR TALKS, YOU SHOULD LISTEN. Thousands of people make an early exit each year and arrive on medical examiner Jan Garavaglia?s table. What is particularly sad about this is that many of these deaths could easily have been prevented. Although Dr. Garavaglia, or Dr. G, as she?s known to many, could not tell these individuals how to avoid... more...