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  • The $800 Million Pillby Merrill Goozner

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 26.95

    Why do life-saving prescription drugs cost so much? Drug companies insist that prices reflect the millions they invest in research and development. In this gripping exposé, Merrill Goozner contends that American taxpayers are in fact footing the bill twice: once by supporting government-funded research and again by paying astronomically high prices... more...

  • 1,000 Years of Diabetes Wisdomby David G. Marrero; Robert M. Anderson; Martha M. Funnell; Melinda D. Maryniuk

    American Diabetes Association 2008; US$ 19.95

    An anthology of more than 50 stories about the other side of treating diabetes—what health care providers can learn from patients. With more than 1,000 combined years of working with patients, the contributors share their knowledge and the life-altering experiences that both challenge and change the way health care professionals provide care to their... more...

  • The 10 Best Questions for Living with Fibromyalgiaby Dede Bonner; Dr. Patrick B. Wood

    Touchstone 2009; US$ 15.00

    An indispensable resource that empowers fibromyalgia patients to take charge of a debilitating disease and get the health care they deserve. Fibromyalgia?a painful, exhausting, and often misdiagnosed disease?affects up to 12 million Americans (90 percent of them women). And because many health care professionals are still learning how to diagnosis... more...

  • 101 Ways to Save Money on Health Careby Cynthia J. Koelker

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 13.00

    Read Cynthia Koelker's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. "Dr. Cynthia Koelker gives us the inside scoop on how to save money at the doctor's office and still get great care. Even if you have insurance, 101 Ways to Save Money on Health Care will still help you save your hard-earned cash." -Elizabeth Cohen, MPH, CNN senior medical... more...

  • 20 Jahre Wettbewerb im Gesundheitswesenby Alexandra Manzei; Rudi Schmiede

    Springer 2014; US$ 29.99

    ?Wahrend das Wettbewerbsparadigma in anderen gesellschaftlichen Teilbereichen spatestens nach der Finanzkrise 2009 nicht mehr unhinterfragt als Konigsweg politischer Regulierung propagiert wird, scheint es in der Gesundheitspolitik vollig ungebrochen. Dies verwundert umso mehr, als mittlerweile zahlreiche empirische Studien vorliegen, die die problematischen... more...

  • 21 Things You Need to Know About Diabetes and Your Feetby Neil M. Scheffler

    American Diabetes Association 2013; US$ 9.99

    Foot problems are a key concern for people with diabetes. Common foot issues usually stem from loss of sensation and can lead to ulcers and sometimes amputation. There are ways to avoid these issues and care for feet that are at risk, but such information is either spread all over larger self-care encyclopedias or hidden on websites across the Internet.... more...

  • 487 Really Cool Tips for Kids with Diabetesby Bo Nasmyth Loy

    American Diabetes Association 2011; US$ 14.95

    Tips from kids of all ages as well as parents and doctors, how to fine-tune your diabetes on injections and on the pump. A "going on the pump" journal is included. more...

  • 50 Health Scares That Fizzledby Joan R. Callahan

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 85.00

    Killer bees. The measles vaccine. Three Mile Island. Artificial sweeteners. The swine flu. All of these health risks and news stories took us by surprise, caused great alarm, and created controversyÑuntil they quietly dropped off our collective radar screens and we forgot about them. What were the real stories behind these health scares? more...

  • 50 Things You Need to Know about Diabetesby Kathleen Stanley

    American Diabetes Association 2009; US$ 17.95

    Diabetes self-care explained in 50 easy-to-understand concepts Managing diabetes is sometimes scary—but it doesn?t need to be. This book cuts through the confusing and sometimes conflicting information about diabetes and lets you know the most important factors in staying healthy, eating right, and living well with diabetes. With an attractive,... more...

  • 8 Weeks to Maximizing Diabetes Controlby Laura Hieronymus; Christine Tobin

    American Diabetes Association 2008; US$ 16.95

    8 Weeks to Maximizing Diabetes Control is the diabetes management plan that helps you manage your diabetes. It?s the plan for when you don?t have a plan. The week-by-week approach of this book shows you how to put together a health care team, manage medications, understand and implement the basics of meal planning, improve blood glucose self-monitoring,... more...