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Preventive Medicine

  • Complexity and Medicineby Michael Alexander; Colin James Alexander

    Nottingham University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Thorough and unique, this record focuses on developing strategies for the prevention of noninfectious diseases. Discussing a number of ailments—including, coronary heart disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, asthma, and varicose veins—this meticulous account utilizes chaos theory and complexity theory to... more...

  • Planning in Health Promotion Workby Roar Amdam

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    Community development, planning and partnerships have become important terms in health promotion but, up until now, debate around these concepts have been discussed more in planning science than in public health literature. Roar Amdam draws on theories and new empirical evidence from local, regional and international planning and public health in... more...

  • Cancer: What Causes It, What Doesn'tby American Cancer Society

    American Cancer Society 2012; US$ 7.99

    Covering topics such as how cancer starts and why, who is at risk for cancer, the cancer risks that are controllable, and how to interpret the latest studies and reports, this guide provides the facts needed to judge which cancer risks are real and those that are just rumors. more...

  • Breast Cancer Clear & Simpleby American Cancer Society

    American Cancer Society 2007; US$ 11.99

    Aimed at easing fears and encouraging informed health care choices, this practical and reassuring book provides all the essential facts, behavior guidance, and support about cancer-related decisions. Created by leading medical authorities on breast cancer in collaboration with editorial and design experts in health literacy, the book offers readers... more...

  • Good for You!by American Cancer Society; Edward Creagan

    American Cancer Society 2012; US$ 9.99

    Although no book can prevent cancer, this straightforward reference of manageable tips offers a practical and friendly approach for reducing the risk of developing cancer. Promoting simple yet thoughtful lifestyle choices that can dramatically lower cancer risk—from eating the right foods to getting the proper screening tests—this guide provides research-based... more...

  • Fighting Infection in the 21st Centuryby P. W. Andrew; G. L. Smith; D. E. Stewart Tull; P. Oyston

    Wiley 2008; US$ 214.95

    The 20th century has seen improvements in both public health and disease prevention which, in turn, have had a dramatic impact on our lives. Success in preventing infection by vaccination and treating infection with antibiotics led some to believe that infectious disease was a thing of the past. However, the adaptability of pathogens and the emergence... more...

  • Prostate Cancer Screeningby Donna Pauler Ankerst

    Springer 2009; US$ 289.00

    Incorporates a series of works in prostate cancer screening, ranging from the status quo of prostate cancer screening across the globe to consensus on optimal utilization of the traditional PSA and DRE tests, to research in various biomarkers, biomeasures, and risk algorithms for prostate cancer. This book covers family-based linkage analysis. more...

  • Health and Environmental Impact Assessmentby British Medical Association

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    This text shows why we need to develop an integrated approach to health and environmental impact assessment of development projects, and how this might be achieved. Case studies and examples are provided more...

  • Integrative, Complementary and Alternative Medicineby Hans A Baer; Ian Coulter

    eContent Management Pty Ltd 2008; US$ 110.00

    Whereas alternative medicine is often defined as functioning outside biomedicine and complementary medicine beside it; integrative medicine purports to combine the best of both biomedicine and CAM. Some social scientists have argued biomedicine has become more holistic as a result of this development, whereas others suggest it has embarked upon a subtle... more...

  • Re-imagining Preventive Healthby Chris Beasley; Megan Warin

    eContent Management Pty Ltd 2008; US$ 110.00

    Whether one sees contemporary socio-political theorising as poorly integrated into analysis of Preventive Health or Preventive Health as simply lacking much in the way of a theoretical foundation, the point is that the interpretive social dimensions of the field appear presently underdeveloped. The aim was to develop a broad research grouping with... more...