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  • A Life Worth Livingby Robert Martensen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 17.99

    Critical illness is a fact of life. Even those of us who enjoy decades of good health are touched by it eventually, either in our own lives or in those of our loved ones. And when this happens, we grapple with serious and often confusing choices about how best to live with our afflictions.   A Life Worth Living is a book for people facing... more...

  • AM:STARs Metabolic Challenges to Adolescent Healthby Susan M. Coupey; American Academy of Pediatrics; Victor C. Strasburger

    American Academy of Pediatrics 2008; US$ 59.95

    Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews helps you stay up-to-date in key areas of current clinical practice of adolescent medicine. Topic in Metabolic Challenges to Adolescent Health include The Adolescent Obesity Epidemic, Adolescent Obesity: Etiology, Office Evaluation, and Treatment, Medical Intervention in Adolescent Obesity, Dietary... more...

  • Plain Language Pediatricsby Mary Ann Abrams; Benard P. Dreyer

    American Academy of Pediatrics 2008; US$ 54.95

    NEW! An essential tool to help improve communication between pediatrician and patient or family. Plain Language Pediatrics offers a framework for implementing a plain language approach to communication in your office, and provides specific steps you can take to ensure the information you present to patients and their parents is clearly understood.... more...

  • Improving Medical Outcomesby Jessica Leavitt; Fred Leavitt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 33.99

    The ability of doctors to properly diagnose and treat patients is often colored by non-specific factors that can affect outcomes in profound ways. Communication between doctors and patients is key, but often what is left unsaid is just as important, and messages from outside sources such as medical journals, drug companies, and other patients can affect... more...

  • Hot Crippleby Hogan Gorman

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    From Prada to poverty-one woman's harrowing and hilarious journey Ex-model Hogan Gorman was living the typical New York working actor's life-auditions and classes by day, waitressing and fending off handsy customers by night-when a wise (or just crazy) friend convinced her to ask the universe for a change. And she got one-coming at her at... more...

  • The Organ Donor Experienceby Katrina A. Bramstedt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 31.99

    Organ donors are, by definition, altruists, and their act is even more generous when they remain anonymous. But altruism doesn't tell the whole story. There are myriad motivations, some subconscious, some conscious, that compel people to donate a part of themselves to someone they don't know. The Organ Donor Experience uncovers the desires, personalities... more...

  • Remaking Chronic Care in the Age of Health Care Reform: Changes for Lower Cost, Higher Quality Treatmentby Arnold Birenbaum

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 48.00

    This revealing book tackles the daunting problem of increasing chronic illness in America, offering fresh ideas for the ways in which the challenge can be successfully managed. more...

  • The No-Nonsense Guide to Menopauseby Barbara Seaman; Laura Eldridge

    Simon & Schuster 2008; Not Available

    For nearly as long as women have been around, they have been going through menopause. It is a bodily process as old as human birth, death, and of course, menstruation. Like many normal biological events, menopause was gradually medicalized, and with the rise of pharmaceutical medicine, women and their doctors were convinced that it was an "estrogen... more...

  • The No-Nonsense Guide to Menopauseby Barbara Seaman; Laura Eldridge

    Simon & Schuster 2008; Not Available

    For nearly as long as women have been around, they have been going through menopause. It is a bodily process as old as human birth, death, and of course, menstruation. Like many normal biological events, menopause was gradually medicalized, and with the rise of pharmaceutical medicine, women and their doctors were convinced that it was an "estrogen... more...

  • The Patient Survival Guideby Maryanne McGuckin; Toni Goldfarb; Peter Pronovost

    Demos Medical Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1.7 million people developed healthcare acquired infections in 2010. Since most people spend only a small part of their lives in healthcare facilities, this guidebook also tells readers how to avoid picking up serious infections in day care centers, schools, business offices, and other common... more...