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  • The Alzheimer's Caregiving Puzzleby MRE MA Patricia R. Callone; BS Connie Kudlacek

    Springer Publishing Company 2010; US$ 15.99

    In the US 5.2 million people live with Alzheimer's disease, it is the sixth-leading cause of death and ten million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's in their lifetime. Alzheimer's often takes a bigger toll on the caregivers of persons living with Alzheimer's, generally family members, loved-ones and friends. Written by two caregivers with 55 years... more...

  • Obesity Discourse and Fat Politicsby Lee Monaghan; Rachel Colls; Bethan Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    There is considerable rhetoric and concern about weight and obesity across an increasing range of national contexts. Alarmist claims about an ?obesity time-bomb? are continually recycled in policy reports, reviews and white papers, each of which begin with the assumption that fatness is fundamentally unhealthy and damaging to national economies. With... more...

  • The Affordable Care Actby Purva Rawal

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 63.00

    The Affordable Care Act?also known as Obamacare?is one of the most controversial and politicized topics in the United States today. This timely book examines prominent claims about the legislation's drafting, debate, passage, and implementation, and discerns what is true and false about the law. Each of the text's eight chapters delves into the common... more...

  • Worried Sickby Nortin M. Hadler M.D.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    Nortin Hadler's clearly reasoned argument surmounts the cacophony of the health care debate. Hadler urges everyone to ask health care providers how likely it is that proposed treatments will afford meaningful benefits and he teaches how to actively listen to the answer. Each chapter of Worried Sick is an object lesson on the uses and abuses of common... more...

  • Nortin Hadler's 4-Volume Healthcare Omnibus E-Bookby Nortin M. Hadler M.D.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 59.99

    This four-volume Omnibus E-Book is a collection of Nortin Hadler's definitive works on the state of healthcare in America today. The set includes: Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America , Hadler's best-seller that shows consumers how to distinguish good medical advice from persuasive medical marketing, make better decisions... more...

  • The Citizen Patientby Nortin M. Hadler M.D.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Conflicts of interest, misrepresentation of clinical trials, hospital price-fixing, and massive expenditures for procedures of dubious efficacy--these and other critical flaws leave little doubt that the current U.S. health-care system is in need of an overhaul. In this essential guide, preeminent physician Nortin Hadler urges American health-care... more...

  • Prospects for the National Healthby Paul Atkinson; Robert Dingwall; Anne Murcott

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    The British National Health Service celebrated its thirtieth birthday in 1978. A Royal Commission was set up to consider the role of the National Health Service, and it is the debates that surrounded this Royal Commission that form the basis for the twelve topics covered by this book. The economic difficulties that the country was facing when this... more...

  • Sheldon Short Guide to Heart Attacksby Mark Greener

    SPCK 2016; US$ 5.82

    Coronary heart disease (CHD) still the leading cause of death in the UK - heart attacks kill about 88,000 people a year - around one person every six minutes Despite these sobering statistics, a heart attack isn?t a death sentence, thanks to improved treatments and increased awareness. This short. Reassuring book shows how combining drugs and lifestyle... more...

  • Sheldon Short Guide to Asthmaby Mark Greener

    SPCK 2016; US$ 5.82

    Asthma affects 1.1 million children (1 in 11) and 4.3 million adults (1 in 12) in the UK - that?s one in five households. Fortunately, effective modern drugs mean that deaths from asthma are less rare than they used to be, especially in view of the millions of people who suffer from the disease in the UK. Nevertheless, one person dies from asthma in... more...

  • Sheldon Short Guide to Diabetesby Mark Greener

    SPCK 2016; US$ 5.82

    Poorly controlled diabetes can cut up to 20 years from your life expectancy. And it?s on the rise, affecting nearly 3 million people in the UK (1 in 20). Much suffering could be avoided if people took control of their diabetes sooner. This concise, authoritative guide shows how a healthy, balanced diet helps avoid the worse complications of diabetes... more...