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  • Vaccine Epidemicby Louise Kuo Habakus; Mary Holland

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    National polls show that Americans are increasingly concerned about vaccine safety and the right to make individual, informed choices together with their healthcare practitioners. Vaccine Epidemic focuses on the searing debate surrounding individual and parental vaccination choice in the United States. Featuring more than twenty experts from the... more...

  • The Second Sicknessby Howard Waitzkin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 36.99

    Since the appearance of Waitzkin's The Second Sickness , a landmark book of the 1980s, American medicine has been dramatically transformed. Waitzkin's earlier edition used qualitative research to take readers inside the "black box" of medical decision making. This new, fully updated and expanded edition retains the earlier edition's vivid approach... more...

  • Eight Questions You Should Ask About Our Health Care Systemby Charles E. Phelps

    Hoover Institution Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    Charles E. Phelps provides a comprehensive look at our health care system, including how the current system evolved, how the health care sector behaves, and a detailed analysis of "the good, the bad, and the ugly" parts of the system—from technological advances (the "good") to variations in treatment patterns (the "bad") to hidden costs and perverse... more...

  • Healthy, Wealthy, and Wiseby John F. Cogan; R. Glenn Hubbard; Daniel P. Kessler

    Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    In this second edition of their 2005 work, the authors offer market-based alternatives to recent health care reforms that center on tax changes, insurance market changes, and the redesign of Medicare and Medicaid. They show that, by promoting cost- conscious behavior and competition in both private markets and government programs such as Medicare and... more...

  • Reforming America's Health Care Systemby Scott W. Atlas

    Hoover Institution Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    Health policy experts from the United States, Canada, and Western Europe discuss both what to expect from the recent health reform legislation and alternatives that should still be considered. The contributors argue that Americans already have a superior health care system and that if Congress enacts reforms that remove artificial barriers and constructively... more...

  • Transforming the Doctor's Officeby Ann Sloan Devlin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    From the parking lot to the exam room, doctors can improve the physical surroundings for their patients, yet often they do not. Given the numerous and varied duties doctors must perform, it may fall to the design profession to implement changes, many based on research, to improve healthcare experiences. From location and layout to furnishings and... more...

  • Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopauseby Boston Women's Health Book Collective; Judy Norsigian; Vivian Pinn

    Touchstone 2008; Not Available

    FROM THE EDITORS OF THE CLASSIC "BIBLE OF WOMEN'S HEALTH," A TRUSTWORTHY, UP-TO-DATE GUIDE TO HELP EVERY WOMAN NAVIGATE THE MENOPAUSE TRANSITION For decades, millions of women have relied on Our Bodies, Ourselves to provide the most comprehensive, honest, and accurate information on women's health. Now, in Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause,... more...

  • After the Diagnosisby Julian Seifter; Betsy Seifter

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.00

    After the Diagnosis is a heartfelt and moving lesson on the art of living well through serious illness. Dr. Julian Seifter understands the difficulty of managing a chronic condition in our health-obsessed, take-life-by-the-horns, live-forever world. When he found out he was suffering from diabetes, he was an ambitious medical resident who thought... more...

  • Before Your Timeby Evelina Weidman Sterling; Angie Best-Boss

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 16.00

    HAS "THE CHANGE" COME TOO SOON ? DON? T WORRY, YOU?RE NOT ALONE! Every year more than two million women enter early menopause and find themselves suddenly dealing with a host of unforeseen (and little discussed) issues. In Before Your Time , Evelina Weidman Sterling and Angie Best-Boss provide expert advice and answer all your questions, including:... more...

  • The Big Book of Family Eye Careby Dr. Joseph DiGirolama

    Basic Health Publications 2014; US$ 9.99

    Here is a reader-friendly guide to how the eyes function, common and serious eye problems, and easy ways to preserve eye health. more...