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  • 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...

  • 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 a very different 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...

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

    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...