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Environment, Society and the Black Death: An interdisciplinary approach to the late-medieval crisis in Sweden

by Per Lagerås

In the mid-fourteenth century the Black Death ravaged Europe, leading to dramatic population drop and social upheavals. Recurring plague outbreaks together with social factors pushed Europe into a deep crisis...


Cholera: The Victorian Plague

by Amanda J Thomas

Discover the story of the disease that devastated the Victorian population, and brought about major changes in sanitation. Drawing on the latest scientific research and a wealth of archival material, Amanda...


Surviving Breast Cancer: Inspirational Stories From the Front

by Carolyn Weston

Eleven heartfelt and encouraging stories recounting the experiences women have gone through on their road back to good health.A diagnosis of breast cancer is a devastating thing, and each year thousands of women...


Who Gave Pinta to the Santa Maria?: Torrid Diseases in a Temperate World

by Robert S. Desowitz

We live in a medical fool's paradise, comforted, believing our sanitized Western world is safe from the microbes and parasites of the tropics. Not so, nor was it ever so.

Past--and present--tell us that tropical...


Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction

by Marta Wayne & Benjamin Bolker

As doctors and biologists have learned, to their dismay, infectious disease is a moving target: new diseases emerge every year, old diseases evolve into new forms, and ecological and socioeconomic upheavals...


The Population Biology of Tuberculosis

by Christopher Dye

Despite decades of developments in immunization and drug therapy, tuberculosis remains among the leading causes of human mortality, and no country has successfully eradicated the disease. Reenvisioning tuberculosis...


Medicine and Healing in the Ancient Mediterranean

by D. Michaelides

There are many recoverable aspects and indications concerning medicine and healing in the ancient past - from the archaeological evidence of skeletal remains, grave-goods comprising medical and/or surgical equipment...


Diabetes Case Studies: Real Problems, Practical Solutions

by Boris Draznin

The "case study" approach is one of the most used and most effective formats to present medical information and is the foundation for developing evidence-based treatment protocols. Compiled and edited by one...


Practical Insulin: A Handbook for Prescribing Providers

by American Diabetes Association

The fourth edition of Practical Insulin: A Handbook for Prescribing Providers is a completely revised version of the popular ADA pocket reference. With information on all the currently FDA-approved insulins,...


Practical CGM: Improving Patient Outcomes through Continuous Glucose Monitoring

by Gary Scheiner

Use of real-time continuous glucose monitors among people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is growing rapidly and should continue to grow until an artificial pancreas is brought to market. Likewise, use of professional...


The Parents' Guide to Perthes

by Charles T. Price M. D. & Betsy Miller

The Parents' Guide to Perthes is a reassuring guide for parents learning how to handle their child's condition. Written in everyday language, this book explains how Perthes is diagnosed, how it progresses through...


How to Live 150 Years in health

by Dr. Dimitris Tsoukalas

Improve your health and longevity thanks to the new science of Metabolomics In this book: common questions about how to increase your energy, overcome stress, prevent disease or improve my health are effectively...


A Woman's Guide to Diabetes: A Path to Wellness

by Brandy Barnes & Natalie Strand

Written by two successful and down-to-earth women living with diabetes, A Woman's Guide to Diabetes offers frank discussions about the unique issues that women with all types of diabetes face, both personally...


Ebola - All You Need To Know About The Disease. The Most Important Facts

by Dr. Titus Brunswick

A quick guide: All you really need to know about the Ebola Virus Disease in five minutes! The Ebola virus is out of control. So don't wait any longer. Inform yourself about the most important facts! Here, you'll...


Rosenberg's Molecular and Genetic Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease: Fifth Edition

by Roger N. Rosenberg & Juan M. Pascual

Rosenberg's Molecular and Genetic Basis of Neurologic and Psychiatric Disease, Fifth Edition provides a comprehensive introduction and reference to the foundations and key practical aspects relevant to the...


In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made

by Norman F. Cantor

Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black...


First Help For Occasional Rescuers

by Dr. Gabriella Ottaviano Onyenweuzor

FIRST HELP FOR OCCASIONAL RESCUERS This book is dedicated to all the people who have no knowledge of medicine and its applications while facing serious or trivial mediccal emergencies. In my twenty years of...


Preventing Hospital Infections: Real-World Problems, Realistic Solutions

by Sanjay Saint Md, Mph, Sarah Krein PhD, Rn & Robert W. Stock

Nearly 2 million Americans develop a healthcare-associated infection each year, and some 100,000 of them die as a result. Such infections are highly preventable, particularly through the adoption and implementation...


Approaches to Behavior: Changing the Dynamic Between Patients and Professionals in Diabetes Education

by Janis Roszler & Wendy S. Rapaport

Approaches to Behavior provides information and simple tools that healthcare professionals can use to help patients move beyond feelings that prevent them from benefiting fully from any learning opportunity....


The Myth of Autism: How a Misunderstood Epidemic Is Destroying Our Children, Expanded and Revised Edition

by Michael J. Goldberg

Experts agree that America is in the midst of a disturbing epidemic of what has thus far been diagnosed as autism. In just thirty years autism diagnoses have risen from 1 in 5,000 children to 1 in 110, according...