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  • A Lifelong Journeyby Sarah Russell

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

    This book has provided a wellness view of manic depression. Although the stay well stories and plans do not represent all people who experience manic depression, these stories fill an important gap in our understanding of manic depression. Rather than focus only on the ‘burden’ of manic depression, it is crucial to also listen to people who... more...

  • The Doctor is In(sane)by Dave Hepburn

    Greystone Books 2010; US$ 13.99

    Shrinking budgets, stressful conditions, demanding patients: today?s medical professionals face enormous pressure. What?s a doctor to do? For Dave Hepburn, the only relief is in relishing the ridiculousness of it all. In his first book, the GP and popular columnist proves the adage about laughter and medicine. He tackles a variety of health issues,... more...

  • 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 these... 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$ 36.99

    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...

  • The Organ Donor Experienceby Katrina A. Bramstedt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 34.99

    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$ 53.00

    Remaking Chronic Care in the Age of Health Care Reform: Changes for Lower Cost, Higher Quality Treatment is nothing less than a blueprint for a new mode of chronic care. It depicts a current system in which there is little financial incentive to furnish coordinated services via appropriate primary care and few penalties for failure to deliver such... 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...

  • Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in Twentieth-Century Americaby Eric Boyle

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00

    Throughout the 20th century, anti-quackery crusaders investigated, exposed, and attempted to regulate allegedly fraudulent therapeutic approaches to health and healing under the banner of consumer protection and a commitment to medical science. Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in Twentieth-Century America reveals how efforts to... more...