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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...

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...

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...

Integrative Environmental Medicine

by Aly Cohen, Frederick S. vom Saal & Andrew Weil

At no other time in human existence has there been so many environmental changes. Over 87,000 chemicals are now commercially available in the U.S., almost all of which have not been tested for safety, particularly...

New Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours

by Peter Anderson, Fleur Braddick, Patricia J. Conrod & Antoni Gual et al.

Addictions have increased markedly in contemporary societies over the past decades. As well as widely acknowledged issues surrounding illegal substance addictions, there are increasing numbers of problems related...

Social Marketing and Public Health

by Jeff French

The last ten years have seen tremendous advances in the theory and practice base of social marketing globally. Social Marketing and Public Health provides up-to-date thinking on these developments. It introduces...

Public Health Informatics

by Sundeep Sahay, T Sundararaman & Jørn Braa

Over the last three decades enormous effort has gone into strengthening public health information systems (HIS). They are now a key element of health sector reform initiatives, but are growing in complexity....

Systems Science and Population Health

by Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed & Sandro Galea

Population health is complex and multileveled, encompassing dynamic interactions between cells, societies, and everything in between. Our typical approach to studying population health, however, remains oriented...

Eating Ourselves Sick

by Louise Stephen

"Louise Stephen's powerful, no-holds-barred demolition of Big Food dissects the profit motive that has filled our food supply with toxic oils and sugar, and shows us how money is destroying our health." DAVID...

Textbook of Global Health

by Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Yogan Pillay & Timothy H. Holtz

THE CRITICAL WORK IN GLOBAL HEALTH, NOW COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED "This book compels us to better understand the contexts in which health problems emerge and the forces that underlie and propel them." -Archbishop...

Schistosoma: Biology, Pathology and Control

by Barrie G. M. Jamieson

Apart from malaria, schistosomiasis is the most prevalent parasitic infection in the world. It affects more than 200 million people in 76 tropical and subtropical countries, causing great suffering and resulting...

Tragic Failures

by Carl F. Cranor

The world is awash in chemicals created by fellow citizens, but we know little to nothing about them. Understanding whether even the most prevalent ones are toxic would take decades. Many people have tragically...

Governing Global Health

by Chelsea Clinton & Devi Sridhar

The past few decades have seen a massive increase in the number of international organizations focusing on global health. Campaigns to eradicate or stem the spread of AIDS, SARS, malaria, and Ebola attest to...

Handbook of Community-Based Participatory Research

by Steven S. Coughlin, Selina A. Smith & Maria E. Fernández

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) emerged in response to the longstanding tradition of "top-down" research-studies in which social scientists observe social phenomena and community problems as outsiders,...