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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...

  • 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...

  • 20 Jahre Wettbewerb im Gesundheitswesenby Alexandra Manzei; Rudi Schmiede

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; Not Available

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

  • 50 Health Scares that Fizzledby Joan Callahan

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 94.00

    Despite the benefits of advanced technology and modern safety mechanisms, the world around us seems to grow ever more dangerous and fraught with hidden risks. Even in the information age, it is challenging to discern factual, scientific information from sensationalized accounts in the media, "urban legends," or unsubstantiated Internet lore. In... more...

  • ADHDby Mark Selikowitz

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 23.99

    ADHD affects up to 5% of people under the age of 18; it typically presents itself during childhood, and is characterized by a persistent inattention and/or hyperactivity. There have been many recent developments in the understanding of ADHD. This highly accessible new edition includes new coverage on the diagnosis and treatments now available. more...

  • ADHDby Julian Stuart Haber

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2003; US$ 16.99

    This latest edition of Julian Haber's highly praised and controversial exploration of the rampant, and often incorrect, overuse of the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) includes a wealth of new information. The chapter on medication has been completely revised and now details when to use certain drugs, side effects that can... more...

  • AIDS Alibisby Stephanie Kane

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    AIDS Alibis tackles the cultural landscape upon which AIDS, often accompanied by poverty, drug addiction, and crime, proliferates on a global scale. Stephanie Kane layers stories of individuals and events -- from Chicago to Belize City, to cyberspace -- to illustrate the paths of HIV infection and the effects of environment, government intervention,... more...

  • AM:STARS International Health Issues in Adolescentsby American Academy of Pediatrics; David L. Bennett; Robert T. Brown

    American Academy of Pediatrics 2009; 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. more...

  • AM:STARs E-Healthby American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adolescent Health; Alwyn T. Cohall; Vaugn Rickert; Owen Ryan

    American Academy of Pediatrics 2007; 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. Focusing on e-health and adolescents, this second issue of Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews is a stand-alone reference and practice tool.  Topics in E-Health include:   ?Novel Implementations of... more...

  • AM:STARs Handbook of Adolescent Medicineby American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adolescent Health; Alain Joffe; Margaret J. Blythe

    American Academy of Pediatrics 2009; 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.  Topics in Handbook of Adolescent Medicine, 2nd Edition, includ: adolescent health statistics, biologic and psychosocial growth and development, the adolescent office visit, endocrine/metabolic, gynecology,... more...