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Public Health

  • Careers in Health Information Technologyby Brian T. Malec; David Wyant; Kendall Cortelyou-Ward

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 30.00

    Describes 75 jobs and how to attain them!. Information technology is one of the fastest-growing segments of the labor market. This practical, one-stop career guide describes the depth and breadth of job opportunities and careers currently available in health information technology (HIT), and helps readers to enter and advance within this expanding... more...

  • Invisible Illnessby Megan A. Arroll; Christine P. Dancy

    SPCK 2014; US$ 13.11

    Few books on invisible illness are written by psychologists. Based on work by the Chronic Illness Research Team (CIRT) at the University of East London, this expert, accessible book encourages people actively to manage their illness using the techniques shown. • Based on 20 years of research • Helps those often ‘written off? by the medical profession... more...

  • Insect Repellents Handbook, Second Editionby Mustapha Debboun; Stephen P. Frances; Daniel Strickman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 119.95

    The public has a great desire for products that prevent the annoyance of biting insects and ticks, but that desire does not always translate into sensible use of those products. Insect Repellents Handbook, Second Edition summarizes evidence-based information on insect repellents to inform decisions by those involved with insect repellent research,... more...

  • Body Respectby Linda Bacon; Lucy Aphramor

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.95

    Mainstream health science has let you down. Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies and fatness is not a death sentence. You?ve heard it before: there?s a global health crisis, and, unless we make some changes, we?re in trouble. That much is true—but the epidemic is NOT obesity. The real... more...

  • Technology, Communication, Disparities and Government Options in Health and Health Care Servicesby Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 164.95

    This volume includes papers related to issues of technology, communication, health disparities and government options in health and health care services. It fills an existing gap by providing a clear sociological overview and focus on these topics. more...

  • Nutrition-Infection Interactions and Impacts on Human Healthby Mohan Pammi; Jesus G. Vallejo; Steven A. Abrams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 139.95

    Nutrition and infection are often at a crossroads, interacting with each other and influencing human health. Infection is a major health problem and nutritional deficiency plays a significant role in increasing the risk of infection. Nutrition?Infection Interactions and Impacts on Human Health presents state-of-the-art evidence on nutrition?infection... more...

  • Mosquito Trailsby Alex M. Nading

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Dengue fever is the world?s most prevalent mosquito-borne illness, but Alex Nading argues that people in dengue-endemic communities do not always view humans and mosquitoes as mortal enemies. Drawing on two years of ethnographic research in urban Nicaragua and challenging current global health approaches to animal-borne illness, Mosquito Trails tells... more...

  • Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physicianby Sandeep Jauhar

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    In his acclaimed memoir Intern, Sandeep Jauhar chronicled the formative years of his residency at a prestigious New York City hospital. Doctored , his harrowing follow-up, observes the crisis of American medicine through the eyes of an attending cardiologist. Hoping for the stability he needs to start a family, Jauhar accepts a position at a massive... more...

  • Introduction to Health Promotionby Anastasia M Snelling

    Wiley 2014; US$ 90.00

    Understand the foundations and applications of health promotion Introduction to Health Promotion gives students a working knowledge of health promotion concepts and methods and their application to health and health behaviors, with a special emphasis on the philosophical and theoretical foundations of health promotion. The textbook also identifies... more...

  • Medical Transitions in Twentieth-Century Chinaby Mary Brown Bullock; Bridie Andrews

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    This volume examines important aspects of China's century-long search to provide appropriate and effective health care for its people. Four subjects?disease and healing, encounters and accommodations, institutions and professions, and people's health?organize discussions across case studies of schistosomiasis, tuberculosis, mental health, and tobacco... more...