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- PublicAffairs 2010; US$ 13.95
Ten percent of the population is affected by a learning disability, but few of us understand what being learning disabled (LD) is really like. When he was fourteen, Bradlee was diagnosed with Velo-Cardio-Facial-Syndrome (VCFS), a wide-spread, little-understood disorder that is expressed through a wide range of physical ailments and learning disabilities.... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 29.95
Electrical and multiple chemical sensitivities are disabling illnesses, yet many doctors know little of these conditions, or worse, dismiss them. This timely memoir recounts one man's experience when he became afflicted by electrical and multiple chemical sensitivities in his line of work as an engineer. The onset of the diseases is explored, as... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
We are in the midst of a medical revolution: in just a few years, we will be able to have our complete DNA sequenced at an affordable cost. Analysing the content of our genomes will allow a powerful estimate of our future risks of illness - from cystic fibrosis and Huntington's disease, to cancer and diabetes - which will help us devise our own personalised... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 25.99
New advances in genetics have dramatically expanded our ability to avoid, prevent, diagnose, and treat a wide range of disorders. Now, more than ever, families need to know about these new discoveries, especially as there are some 7,000 rare genetic diseases that afflict about 1 in 12 of us. In Your Genes, Your Health, Aubrey Milunsky provides an invaluable... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 63.99
Adopted at Cambridge University Essential Medical Genetics provides students, clinicians, counsellors and scientists with the up-to-date information they need regarding the basic principles underlying medical genetics. It also provides guidance on how to apply current knowledge in clinical contexts, covering a wide variety of topics: from genome... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 82.99
Chromosome abnormalities have been known for over 50 years, though the methods of analysis have become increasing more sophisticated and precise. Surprisingly, the questions that parents and families raise in genetic counseling have changed little over that period. Questions like, "Why did an abnormality happen? Why did it cause the problems we... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2012; US$ 18.95
It's shocking but true. The VA health system has quietly accomplished everything that the country expected from health reform but didn't achieve: lower costs, better health outcomes, and a cutting-edge electronic health-record system. With the 2010 health reform under fire, the VA's technology-based model may well be the way to better health care for... more...
- Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 39.99
The increase in environmentally induced diseases and the loosening of regulation and safety measures have inspired a massive challenge to established ways of looking at health and the environment. Communities with disease clusters, women facing a growing breast cancer incidence rate, and people of color concerned about the asthma epidemic have become... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 236.95
Suzanne Cassidy , MD, is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at University of California, San Francisco and at University of California, Irvine. She is a board-certified Medical Geneticist and Pediatrician who has focused on care of individuals with genetic syndromes throughout her 30-year academic and clinical career. She is devoted to educating medical... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 104.99
Advances in genetics over the past 50 years have been dramatically changed the understanding and management of inherited disorders, and are beginning to have a major impact on the practice of medicine overall. The rapidity of these advances means that clinicians and scientists in the field are often unfamiliar with the key research that has led to... more...