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  • 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 Act: Examining the Factsby 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...

  • The Primal Prescriptionby Doug McGuff; Robert P. Murphy

    Primal Nutrition, Inc. 2015; US$ 19.95

    Itâ??s no secret that the U.S. health care system is in a state of disrepair, but the rabbit hole goes deeper than even the staunchest critics may realize. In Primal Prescription , authors Doug McGuff, MD and Robert P. Murphy, PhD, combine their expertise in economics and medicine to offer a shocking, disturbing, and ultimately enlightening view... more...

  • Substance Use Disorders in African American Communitiesby Mark Sanders

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and recovery of African Americans with substance use disorders. African Americans are disproportionately represented in the addictions, criminal justice, and child welfare systems. It is clear that, when their culturally specific needs are not met, they are vulnerable to continuous relapse and the... more...

  • Prepare to Defend Yourself . . . How to Age Gracefully and Escape with Your Dignityby Matthew Minson

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    The author of Prepare to Defend Yourself? How to Navigate the Healthcare System and Escape with Your Life is back. This time Matthew Minson, MD, turns a penetrating and whimsical eye on the medical and social aspects of aging in Prepare to Defend Yourself?How to Age Gracefully and Escape with Your Dignity . While seeming to simultaneously channel... more...

  • Dios mio, ¿por qué siento tanto cansancio?by Jeffrey Blair

    Grupo Nelson 2014; US$ 7.49

    La fatiga es la razón número uno de las visitas a la consulta del médico. A pesar de gastar cada año más dinero en las últimas dietas y medicinas de moda, las tasas de obesidad y enfermedades continúan aumentando. more...