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  • Sheldon Short Guide to Stroke Recoveryby Mark Greener

    SPCK 2016; US$ 5.82

    Stroke can devastate mental and physical wellbeing, but, lifestyle changes, combined with medication, can reduce your risk of further stroke by 80 per cent. This short, easy to read guide advises on preventing stroke, making the most of medical treatment and living a full life after a stroke. Topics include: why and how a stroke may happen key warning... 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...

  • Understanding Health Inequalities and Justiceby Mara Buchbinder; Michele Rivkin-Fish; Rebecca Walker

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Amid ongoing debate about health care reform, the need for informed analyses of health policy is greater than ever. The twelve original essays in this volume show that common public debates routinely bypass complex ethical, sociocultural, historical, and political questions about how we should address ideals of justice and equality in health care.... more...

  • Your Health, Your Decisionsby Robert Alan McNutt

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    In nearly every medical-decision-making encounter, the physician is at the center of the discussion, with the patient the recipient of the physician's decisions. Dr. Robert Alan McNutt starts from an opposite premise: the patient should be at the center. McNutt challenges the physician-directed, medical-expertise model of making decisions, presenting... 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$ 9.99

    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...

  • Clinical Risk Managementby Charles Vincent; John Williams

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2001; US$ 132.95

    The aim of this book is to reduce the risks of medical treatment and enhance the safety of patients in all areas of healthcare. The first section discusses human error, the incidence of harm to patients, and the development or risk management. Chapters in the second section discuss the reduction of risk in clinical practice in key medical specialties.... more...

  • UK Healthcare - Clinical Governanceby Emerald Group

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 100.00

    Clinical governance was introduced in 1997 as a comprehensive framework to improve healthcare quality in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. Use this briefing to find out how the framework is actually working in practice. more...

  • Informe sobre la salud en el mundo 2006 by Organizacion Mundial de la Salud

    World Health Organization 2006; US$ 36.00

    El Informe sobre la salud en el mundo 2006 - Colaboremos por la salud presenta una evaluación realizada por expertos de la actual crisis del personal sanitario mundial, así como un ambicioso conjunto de propuestas para hacer frente a ese problema durante los próximos diez años, empezando a actuar de inmediato. Esa crisis constituye una severa limitación... more...