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Health Care Issues

  • Misdiagnosedby Jody Berger

    Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 14.99

    "Berger movingly details her journey to healing. Her indefatigable quest...underscores the fact that there is no such thing as one size fits all in medicine."?Gayatri Devi, MD, clinical associate professor, NYU School of Medicine, and author of A Calm Brain Taking charge of your health has never been so important as it is today. Jody Berger... more...

  • The Myths of Modern Medicineby John Leifer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 33.99

    The Myths of Modern Medicine instantly captures your attention with a provocative, insider?s perspective on the pervasive problems, endemic greed, and myths enshrouding our health care system. John Leifer goes beyond a mere critique, however, by providing consumers with powerful knowledge on how to get the care they need and deserve. more...

  • Total Recoveryby Gary Kaplan; Donna Beech

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Dr. Gary Kaplan's Total Recovery is a radical rethink of how we get sick, why we stay sick and how we can recover. Millions of us suffer from chronic pain. It can return at the slightest provocation and its cause is often a mystery to doctors. In Total Recovery , Dr. Gary Kaplan argues that we've been thinking about disease all wrong. ... more...

  • Cuban Health Careby Steven Ullmann; Mary Helen Spooner

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    Cuba?s health care system has been the subject of much attention and debate while revealing jarring contrasts: hospitals lack supplies while Cuba?s overseas medical missions generate good will towards the Castro government. As officials make cutbacks amid reported outbreaks of infectious diseases, what does the future hold for Cuban health care?... more...

  • Managing eHealthby Magdalene Rosenmöller; Diane Whitehouse; Petra Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 115.00

    This book constitutes an excellent source of information for gaining a better understanding of information technologies in healthcare; for reviewing how healthcare will change as a consequence; and how to manage these changes in order to realise eHealth's full potential in creating value for patients, professionals and the system as a whole. more...

  • Selling Our Soulsby Adam Dalton Reich

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    Health care costs make up nearly a fifth of U.S. gross domestic product, but health care is a peculiar thing to buy and sell. Both a scarce resource and a basic need, it involves physical and emotional vulnerability and at the same time it operates as big business. Patients have little choice but to trust those who provide them care, but even those... more...

  • Regulating Tobacco, Alcohol and Unhealthy Foodsby Tania Voon; Andrew Mitchell; Jonathan Liberman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00

    The need to reduce disability and premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is increasingly engaging international organisations and national and sub-national governments. In this book, experts from a range of backgrounds provide insights into the legal implications of regulating tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy foods, all of which are... more...

  • The Shape We're Inby Sarah Boseley

    Guardian Faber Publishing 2014; US$ 11.65

    This demonization of the overweight by the media and politicians is unrelenting. Sarah Boseley, the Guardian 's award-winning health editor, argues it's time we understood the complex reality of what makes us fat. Speaking to behavioural scientists and industry experts, yo-yo dieters and people who have gone under the knife,Boseley builds a... more...

  • It?s All about Nutritionby David Bissonnette

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 38.99

    It?s All about Nutrition is an introductory textbook designed to capture the interest of students in the field of nutrition. David Bissonnette describes the problems of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, obesity, family and child nutrition, chronic disease, and world hunger through historical and contemporary lenses. more...

  • Alzheimer's Diseaseby Judes Poirier; Serge Gauthier; Barbara Sandilands; André Chagnon; Michaëlle Jean

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 22.99

    Explains the disease and addresses recent strides in treatment while dispelling myths, intended for patients, families, and caregivers. more...