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Your Heart is the Size of Your Fist

by Martina Scholtens

An absorbing and touching read, this collection of true stories is the first book by a Canadian doctor on the topic of refugee health.

Your Heart Is the Size of Your Fist draws readers into the complicated, poignant,...


Stigma Syndemics

by Merrill Singer, Shir Lerman, Bayla Ostrach & Elaine M. Bennett et al.

Central to this volume, and critical to its unique creative significance and contribution, is the conceptual unification of syndemics and stigma. Syndemics theory is increasingly recognized in social science...


Zika

by Debora Diniz & Diane Grosklaus Whitty

  • The first frontline account of the Zika epidemic. 
  • Much of the coverage of Zika has been alarmist, and focussed on the risks posed to affluent Americans and Olympic athletes. This book corrects this by looking...


Health Promotion in Disease Outbreaks and Health Emergencies

by Glenn Laverack

The book is exceptionally timely and will be of interest to many professionals, students and academics. I am not aware of any other book that covers this important topic. Glenn Laverack brings credibility and...


Uncivilised Genes

by Gustav Milne

In Uncivilised Genes: Human Evolution and the Urban Paradox, Gustav Milne explores how we can reconfigure our lifestyles and urban environments, based on an understanding of our prehistoric past, in order to...


Next in Line

by Timothy J. Hoff

For all the political branding and rebranding of healthcare in the United States, its fundamental unit of currency remains the doctor-patient relationship. This relationship has undergone seismic changes during...


Eating Disorders in Special Populations: Medical, Nutritional, and Psychological Treatments

by Jonna Fries & Veronica Sullivan

Eating disorders are among the most complex disorders to treat, typically requiring medical, nutritional, and psychotherapeutic interventions. High relapse rates and the sense of urgency to save lives and minimize...


The Oxford Handbook of Acculturation and Health

by Seth J. Schwartz & Jennifer Unger

The Oxford Handbook of Acculturation and Health expertly brings together two very distinct, but complementary, streams of work and thought: theoretical and methodological work on acculturation, and the applied...


Gasping for Air

by Kevin Glynn Md

Breathing is a continuous battle between our need for oxygen and forces in nature that attack our lungs. Three hundred thousand Americans will die of respiratory diseases this year. Gasping for Air is the dramatic...


Perceived Health and Adaptation in Chronic Disease

by Francis Guillemin, Alain Leplège & Serge Briancon

Chronic diseases have become predominant in Western societies and in many developing countries. They affect quality of life and daily activities and require regular medical care.

This unique monograph will bring...


Revival: Biological Variation in Health and Illness (1995): Race, Age, and Sex Differences

by Theresa Overfield

Specifically for the health professional, this book contains an extensive compilation of research findings on biologic variation by race, age, and gender relating to health and illness. Completely rewritten,...


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...


Preparing for International Health Experiences: A Practical Guide

by Akshaya Neil Arya

At some point in their careers, many health professionals and students wish to engage in overseas work. Learning from other systems, people and cultures is invaluable and in some cases life changing.

This book...


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...


Integrative Framing Analysis: Framing Health through Words and Visuals

by Viorela Dan

Much of framing scholarship focuses either exclusively on the analysis of words or of visuals. This book aims to address this gap by proposing a six-step approach to the analysis of verbal frames, visual frames...


From Pathology to Politics: Public Health in America

by Thomas Dilorenzo

Barely a day goes by without news of the latest public health threat from the American media. Some of us are told we live in a ""cancer cluster""-an area with a disproportionate number of cancer deaths. During...


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...