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Legacy of the Crossing: Life, Death, and Triumph among the Descendants of the World's Largest Forced Migration

by Thomas A. LaVeist

International Conference on Health in the African Diaspora (ICHAD) was a multidisciplinary conference that explored the health condition of African descendants and what could be done to improve their health...

Promoting Self-Management of Chronic Health Conditions

by Erin Martz

It is common for a doctor or healthcare professional to see an individual with a chronic health condition only a few times a year for a brief office appointment. Yet, the individual has to live with the health...

Fetal and Early Postnatal Programming and its Influence on Adult Health

by Mulchand S. Patel & Jens H. Nielsen

There is a documented link between fetal nutrition and the development of disease risk in adult life. Including the early postnatal period, during which a newborn continues to grow rapidly influenced by environmental...

Food Philosophy

by Ryan D. Gable

Ryan Gable is a radio host and author who has been a long-time advocate of moderation in all aspects of life.  His path in life has led to discoveries which run counter to what is considered "normal" in today's...

Principles of Public Health

by Thos. D. Tuttle

The earliest history of remote ages describes methods employed in combating disease, and down through all the centuries the struggle against infection has been going on. The science of health as applied in recent...

The Vaccine Handbook

by Tina Q. Tan, Md,, Melvin V. Gerbie, Md, & John P. Flaherty, Md,

Vaccines are among modern medicine's greatest triumphs, but popular misunderstandings about vaccines and the communicable diseases they prevent threaten to undo more than a century's worth of progress in public...

Prescription for the Future: The Twelve Transformational Practices of Highly Effective Medical Organizations

by Ezekiel J. Emanuel & J Emanuel

How can America's healthcare system be transformed to provide consistently higher-quality and lower-cost care? Nothing else in healthcare matters more.

Prescription for the Future identifies some standout medical...

Doctors in Denial: The Forgotten Women in the 'Unfortunate Experiment'

by Ronald W. Jones

When Dr Ron Jones joined the staff of National Women's Hospital in Auckland in 1973 as a junior obstetrician and gynecologist, Professor Herbert Green's study into the natural history of carcinoma in-situ of...

Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care¿and Why We're Usually Wrong

by Robert Pearl


The biggest problem in American health care is us

Do you know how to tell good health care from bad health care? Guess again. As patients, we wrongly assume the "best" care is dependent...

Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine

by Neil Armstrong & Willem van Mechelen

Now consisting of fifty innovative chapters authored by internationally recognised scientists and clinicians, the extensively revised third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine...

Physical Activity in Diverse Populations: Evidence and Practice

by Melissa Bopp

The health benefits associated with regular physical activity are now widely recognized. This book examines how social determinants such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and disability...

Best Practices for Environmental Health: Environmental Pollution, Protection, Quality and Sustainability

by Herman Koren

In a present where there are countless opportunities for the spread of exotic diseases, the expansion and creation of far more illness in our global population through globalization and rapid transportation,...

CDC Yellow Book 2018: Health Information for International Travel

by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cdc & Gary W. Brunette

THE ESSENTIAL WORK IN TRAVEL MEDICINE -- NOW COMPLETELY UPDATED FOR 2018 As unprecedented numbers of travelers cross international borders each day, the need for up-to-date, practical information about the health...

Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill

by DJ Jaffe & E. Fuller Torrey

This well-researched and highly critical examination of the state of our mental health system by the industry's most relentless critic presents a new and controversial explanation as to why--in spite of spending...

Her Health, Her Lifetime, Our World

by Helene Gayle & John Hammergren

CSIS launched the Task Force on Women’s and Family Health in the belief that there is an exceptional opportunity—and pressing need—for U.S. leadership in this critical area. The Task Force has generated...

Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

by Michael T. Osterholm & Mark Olshaker

We are facing an overwhelming army of deadly, invisible enemies. We need a plan -- before it's too late.

Unlike natural disasters, whose destruction is concentrated in a limited area over a period of days, and...

Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders

by Shirley W. Ekvall & Valli K. Ekvall

"Packed with information that is useful on a daily basis. This book will be useful for all who care for children with disabilities or chronic disase." --Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Food and nutrition...

An Introduction to Population-level Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases

by Mike Rayner, Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Julianne Williams & Karen McColl et al.

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill more people than anything else in the world. They include cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes; cancers; chronic respiratory diseases, such as chronic...

Critical Appraisal of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials

by Mark Elwood

Since publication of the first three editions of this hugely successful book, systematic methods of critical appraisal have been accepted as central to healthcare provision, both in critical applications and...

Mixed Messages

by Stefanie Mollborn

Sex is bad. Unprotected sex is a problem. Having a baby would be a disaster. Abortion is a sin. Teenagers in the United States hear conflicting messages about sex from everyone around them. How do teens understand...