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Health at Risk: America's Ailing Health System--and How to Heal It

by Jacob Hacker

In this volume, the nation's leading advisors on health policy and financing appraise America's ailing healthcare system and suggest reasonable approaches to its rehabilitation. Each chapter confronts a major...

How To Be Your Own Health Visitor: The Complete Guide to Breast or Bottle Feeding, Weaning, Sleeping, Immunisation, Growth and Development, Behavioura

by Ann Guindi

*Babies don't come with an instruction manual!* That is why this practical guide to making your family life less stressful and more rewarding book is for you. 'How To Be Your Health Visitor' will impart the...

Creative Arts in Humane Medicine

by Cheryl L. McLean

Creative Arts in Humane Medicine is a book for medical educators, practitioners, students and those in the allied health professions who wish to learn how the arts can contribute toward a more caring and empathic...

Talking to Your Doctor: A Patient's Guide to Communication in the Exam Room and Beyond

by Zackary Berger

This book offers readers an insider’s assessment of doctor-patient communication and provides patients with strategies for making the most of their doctor’s visits.

How to Land a Top-Paying Medical Equipment Repair Services Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Resumes and Cover Letters, Interviews, Salaries,

by Brad Andrews

How to Land a Top-Paying Medical Equipment Repair Services Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Resumes and Cover Letters, Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, What to Expect From Recruiters and More!

Medicine, Mobility, and Power in Global Africa: Transnational Health and Healing

by Hansjörg Dilger, Abdoulaye Kane & Stacey Langwick

Recent political, social, and economic changes in Africa have provoked radical shifts in the landscape of health and healthcare. Medicine, Mobility, and Power in Global Africa captures the multiple dynamics...

Conversing with Cancer

by Lisa Sparks & Anna Leahy

With more than 40% of people eventually facing a cancer diagnosis, Conversing with Cancer is a much-needed addition to understanding and improving cancer care through strong communication among providers, patients,...

Transdisciplinary Interfaces and Innovation in the Life Sciences

by Rainer Paslack, Hilmar Stolte & Eunsook Hyun

Life science comprises any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms and their relationships to one another and the environment. By presenting the proceedings...

Dementia and Subjectivity / Demenz und Subjektivitaet

by Sara Strauß, Leonie Süwolto & Daniela Ringkamp

This volume offers new perspectives on questions which are highly relevant in the context of dementia and the arts and the humanities. The issues concern the personal identity of dementia patients, their familial...

Schistosomiasis Control in China

by Pauline Grys

Schistosomiasis is one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases worldwide and continues to be a public health concern in many countries. China made huge progress in the control of Schistosomiasis japonica, aiming...

Patents, Pills, and the Press

by Thomas Owen

HIV/AIDS is a global health crisis of unprecedented proportions. Afflicting millions worldwide, its social, political, economic, and ethical dimensions have rendered explicit the vast inequalities of our «negatively...

Global Health Watch 5

by People's Health Movement, Medact, Third World Network & Health Poverty Action et al.

For over a decade, Global Health Watch has been the definitive source for alternative analysis on health.

This new edition addresses the key challenges facing governments and health practitioners today, within...

Hyping Health Risks: Environmental Hazards in Daily Life and the Science of Epidemiology

by Geoffrey C Kabat

The media constantly bombard us with news of health hazards lurking in our everyday lives, but many of these hazards turn out to have been greatly overblown. According to author and epidemiologist Geoffrey C....

The Fertility Handbook

by Mary Wingfield

Maximise your chance of getting pregnant with this up-to-date and authoritative book that provides a clear and holistic approach to fertility.

Areas including:

  • Understanding your body and maximising your chances...

The Beltway Beast - Abridged Version

by Munir Moon

The Beltway Beast: Stealing from Future Generations and Destroying the Middle Class, transcends the anger and frustration of American people with their leaders failing to solve the country's problems. It documents...

Collaborative Caring

by Suzanne Gordon, David Feldman & Michael Leonard

Teamwork is essential to improving the quality of patient care and reducing medical errors and injuries. But how does teamwork really function? And what are the barriers that sometimes prevent smart, well-intentioned...

Psychological and Cognitive Impact of Critical Illness

by Dr O. Joseph Bienvenu, Dr Ramona O. Hopkins & Dr Christina Jones

Neuropsychiatric problems after critical illness are receiving increasing attention, particularly in the critical care medicine literature, but mental health and primary care clinicians should also be interested...

A Death Retold

by Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston & Peter Guarnaccia

In February 2003, an undocumented immigrant teen from Mexico lay dying in a prominent American hospital due to a stunning medical oversight--she had received a heart-lung transplantation of the wrong blood type....

Remaking the American Patient

by Nancy Tomes

In a work that spans the twentieth century, Nancy Tomes questions the popular--and largely unexamined--idea that in order to get good health care, people must learn to shop for it. Remaking the American Patient...

Josie's Story

by Sorrel King

Sorrel King was a 32-year-old mother of four when her eighteen-month-old daughter, Josie, was horribly burned by water from a faulty water heater in the family’s new Baltimore home. She was taken to Johns...