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Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population

by Teresa Heinz Housel, Vickie L. Harvey, Miriam King & Mike Allen et al.

This edited volume fills an important gap in health communication, exploring the significant disparities in access to health care and health coverage that LGBT individuals and their families face. With cutting-edge...


Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? 2nd Edition

by Steve Fox, Paul Armentano & Mason Tvert

In 2012, voters in Colorado shocked the political establishment by making the use of marijuana legal for anyone in the state twenty-one years of age or older. In the wake of that unprecedented victory, nationally...


A Different Perspective on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

by Chinyere Ogbonna

A Different Perspective on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act traces a brief history of health insurance within the USA, providing an accessible perspective on the highly contentious Affordable Care...


Biosecurity Interventions: Global Health and Security in Question

by Andrew Lakoff & Stephen J Collier

In recent years, new disease threats—such as SARS, avian flu, mad cow disease, and drug-resistant strains of malaria and tuberculosis—have garnered media attention and galvanized political response. Proposals...


Healthcare Economics Made Easy

by Daniel Jackson

Healthcare Economics Made Easy is a clear and concise text written for those working in healthcare who need to understand the basics of the subject but who do not want to wade through a specialist health economics...


Unhealthy Health Policy: A Critical Anthropological Examination

by Merrill Singer & Arachu Castro

This new collection turns a critical anthropological eye on the nature of health policy internationally. The authors reveal the prevailing social inequalities that often represent significant threats to the...


Unraveling U.S. Health Care: A Personal Guide

by Roberta E. Winter

In illuminating detail,Winter offers a consumer guide to health care in the U.S. that includes performance metrics by state, patient safety rankings for hospitals, statewide surveys on patient safety laws, analysis...


Public Insurance and Private Markets

by Jeffrey R. Brown, Howard C. Kunreuther, Barry K. Goodwin & martin Halek et al.

Public Insurance and Private Markets offers market-based guidelines for the proper scope of government intervention and the design of public insurance programs_guidelines that will benefit the U.S. economy and...


Code Red: An Economist Explains How to Revive the Healthcare System without Destroying It

by David Dranove

The U.S. healthcare system is in critical condition--but this should come as a surprise to no one. Yet until now the solutions proposed have been unworkable, pie-in-the-sky plans that have had little chance...


Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America's Children

by Gerald Markowitz & David Rosner

In this incisive examination of lead poisoning during the past half century, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner focus on one of the most contentious and bitter battles in the history of public health. Lead Wars...


Humanizing Healthcare Reforms

by Gerald Arbuckle & Maria Theresa Ho

This book looks at the problems facing healthcare systems from a social anthropological angle, and argues for a return to a values-based approach to healthcare. The author clarifies how organizations need to...


The Rise & Fall of the American Medical Empire: A Trench Doctor's View of the Past, Present and Future of the U.S. Healthcare System

by Robert A Linden

An analysis of what's wrong with the US healthcare system, solutions and what other countries have reformed their systems.


When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973

by Leslie J. Reagan

As we approach the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, it's crucial to look back to the time when abortion was illegal. Leslie Reagan traces the practice and policing of abortion, which although illegal was nonetheless...


ObamaCare Survival Guide: The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You and Your Healthcare

by Nick J. Tate

When President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, he handed Americans one of the most sweeping pieces of social legislation in U.S. history. Now that the Supreme Court has upheld...


A NEW COMPUTED APPROACH TO OR MANAGEMENT. Tracing Step by Step all the Surgical Path

by Matteo Buccioli

The Operating Room Block (ORB) is one of the most costly logistic facilities for hospitals. Moreover, the activity inside an ORB is usually managed like "sailing by sight". There are a lot of conflicting points...


Alternative Models of Sports Development in America

by B. David Ridpath & Tom Farrey

In the United States, the entanglement of sports and education has persisted for over a century. Multimillion-dollar high school football stadiums, college coaches whose salaries are many times those of their...


Solving the American Healthcare Crisis

by Robert Cerfolio

The mutual distrust between Democrats and Republicans seems to have affected every topic of our healthcare system. The focus of conversation circles politics rather than finding innovative solutions to providing...


Preventing Eating-Related and Weight-Related Disorders

by Gail L. McVey, Michael P. Levine, Niva Piran & H. Bruce Ferguson

This book presents a collection of writings by expert researchers from Canada, the United States, and Australia who are committed to finding common cause and common ground in the prevention of eating disorders...


Time for Health Education

by Kaarina Määttä & Satu Uusiautti

Health and healthy life styles are something that we all would like to induce in our youths and children. This book provides a new perspective for health education. It represents Finnish ideas and solutions...


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...