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Preventive Medicine

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  • Syndrome Xby Gerald Reaven; Terry Kirsten Strom; Barry Fox

    Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 18.99

    Millions of Americans follow the "best" medical advice every day to prevent heart attacks -- eating the standard low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet so widely recommended by doctors -- but in fact they are placing themselves at greater risk for heart disease. In Syndrome X: Overcoming the Silent Killer That Can Give You a Heart Attack, Dr. Gerald Reaven,... more...

  • Risk, Age and Pregnancyby Professor Bob Heyman; Mette Henriksen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 150.00

    Risk, Age and Pregnancy provides an in-depth case study of the operation of a prenatal genetic screening and testing system. The methodology integrates observational, qualitative interview and survey data. The perspectives of pregnant women, hospital doctors and midwives are explored in depth, as is the communication between women and the hospital... more...

  • A Crisis Call For New Preventive Medicineby Joseph A. Knight

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 251.00

    Of the ten most common causes of death in industrialized countries, at least two-thirds are lifestyle related (i.e. poor nutrition, physical inactivity, overweight/obesity, cigarette smoking, alcohol/drug abuse and the environment, among others). The rapidly expanding elder population will put further demands on health care systems already burdened... more...

  • Systematic Reviews in Health Careby Matthias Egger; George Davey Smith; Douglas Altman

    Wiley 2008; US$ 147.95

    The second edition of this best-selling book has been thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the significant changes and advances made in systematic reviewing. New features include discussion on the rationale, meta-analyses of prognostic and diagnostic studies and software, and the use of systematic reviews in practice. more...

  • Challenges in Prostate Cancerby Winsor Bowsher; Adam Carter

    Wiley 2008; US$ 199.95

    Prostate cancer continues to be a major threat to men's health, the second most common cancer in men, in many countries. Therefore it is increasingly important that those faced with difficult clinical questions make the right decisions. Since the first volume was published in 2000, many debates persist but new controversies have also emerged, reflected... more...

  • Por una juventud sin tobacoby Pan American Health Organization

    Pan American Health Organization 2001; US$ 18.00

    Con el fin de detener la creciente ola de consumo de tabaco en las Américas, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) patrocina varias actividades, entre ellas la investigación sobre la legislación y las políticas de control del tabaco en toda la Región, la coordinación y adopción de medidas de control del uso de tabaco en los países, y la aplicación... more...

  • Summary Measures of Population Healthby C. Murray; A. Lopez

    World Health Organization 2002; US$ 45.00

    With increasing life expectancy, measuring population health levels on the basis of mortality rates alone has become less and less relevant in many populations. At the same time, societies invest substantial resources in promoting healthy life, in addition to preventing premature death. But how effective have these efforts been? What is the appropriate... more...

  • No More Kidney Stonesby John S. Rodman; R. Ernest Sosa; Cynthia Seidman; Rory Jones

    Wiley 2010; US$ 17.95

    A Proven Plan to Prevent Painful Kidney Stones At last! Whether you are a chronic kidney stone sufferer or at risk of developing stones, this practical, comprehensive guide will help you take charge of your health and eliminate this painful disease from your life forever. Written by a team of experts in the field, No More Kidney Stones includes... more...

  • Handbook of Injury and Violence Preventionby Lynda Doll; Sandra Bonzo; James Mercy

    Springer 2007; US$ 54.95

    Reviews evidence-based intervention programs in-depth so professionals can identify successful, promising, and ineffective (and potentially harmful) prevention strategies. This book features overview chapters that examine the social and economic scope of unintentional and violent injury. more...

  • Maxey-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Fifteenth Editionby Robert Wallace

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 253.00

    An extensive, in-depth look at public health and preventive medicine topics from experts in the field A Doody's Core Title for 2011! This trusted one-stop resource is a completely up-to-date, all-in-one public health and preventive medicine guide. Sponsored by the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine and edited and written by well-respected... more...