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  • A Review of the U.S. Workplace Wellness Marketby Soeren Mattke; Christopher Schnyer; Kristin R. Van Busum

    RAND Corporation 2012; US$ 9.95

    This paper describes the current state of workplace wellness programs in the United States, including typical program components; assesses current uptake among U.S. employers; reviews the evidence for program impact; and evaluates the current use and the impact of incentives to promote employee engagement. more...

  • Diseases of Globalizationby Christine McMurray; Roy Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    The emergence of a global economy has led to the erosion of local autonomy and national sovereignty with an associated emphasis on the spread of liberal, free-market economics. A clear divide is appearing between those benefiting from and those disadvantaged by this process. Among the most important consequences are changes in the patterns of health... more...

  • Medical Fitness and Resilienceby Regina A. Shih; Sarah O. Meadows; Margret T. Martin

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    This report examines the relationship between medical fitness and resilience, using key constructs found in the scientific literature that address preventive care, presence and management of injuries and chronic conditions, and health care access. more...

  • The End of World Population Growth in the 21st Centuryby Warren C. Sanderson; Wolfgang Lutz; Sergei Scherbov

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    The 20th century was the century of explosive population growth, resulting in unprecedented impacts; in contrast, the 21st century is likely to see the end of world population growth and become the century of population aging. We are currently at the crossroads of these demographic regimes. This book presents fresh evidence about our demographic future... more...

  • Progressive Muskel-Entspannungby Andrea Naeher-Zeiffer; Jürgen Naeher-Zeiffer

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 9.99

    Progressive Muskel-Entspannung. Die gesundheitsfördernde Wirkung dieser weit verbreiteten Methode zur Stressbewältigung ist bekannt: Sie hilft Muskelverspannungen zu lösen, körperliche Anspannung und psychischen Stress abzubauen, Schmerzen vorzubeugen und Schmerzzustände zu lindern. Dieses Buch, als Textanleitung zum selbst Erlernen und für Gruppenarbeit... more...

  • Beyond Malthusby Lester R. Brown; Gary Gardner; Brian Halweil

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    On the bicentennial of Malthus' legendary essay on the tendency of population to grow more rapidly than the food supply, this book examines the impacts of population growth on 19 global resources and services, including food, fresh water, fisheries, jobs, education, income and health. Despite current hype of a 'birth dearth' in parts of Europe and... more...

  • Coping with Population Challengesby Louise Lassonde

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Despite rapidly decreasing rates of population growth caused by reduced fertility in the majority of world regions, demographers are predicting that the world's population will still double by the year 2050. The question is therefore no longer the traditional one of whether the planet can support so many people, but how to provide a sustainable future... more...

  • The Environment for Childrenby David Satterthwaite; et al

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Each year, millions of children die of environmental causes and many more suffer serious illness or injury. Children are often the most vulnerable to the condition of their environment -and their health is an index of its quality - but their wellbeing is rarely given priority by governments or aid agencies. Ironically, the problems can be traced back... more...

  • Smog Alertby Derek Elsom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    The world's cities are choking on pollution from traffic and industry. With the health of over 1.6 billion people under threat, poor urban air quality is fast becoming one of them most pressing environmental problems of our times. Smog Alert examines the causes and scale of urban air pollution, identifying who is most at risk, and what particular... more...

  • Final Reportby Soeren Mattke; Kristin R. Van Busum; Grant Martsolf

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    The Affordable Care Act places strong emphasis on quality of care as a means to improve outcomes for Americans and promote the financial sustainability of our health care system. This report attempts to help employers understand the structural differences between health plans and the performance dimensions along which plans can differ, as well as to... more...