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Queen of the Professions: The Rise and Decline of Medical Prestige and Power in America

by Charles E. McClelland

Queen of the Professions: The Rise and Decline of Medical Prestige and Power in America is a colorful yet authoritative work of social history offering readers a sturdy platform from which to confront looming...


Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients

by Dennis Rosen

The health-care system in the United States is by far the most expensive in the world, yet its outcomes are decidedly mediocre in comparison to those of other countries. Poor communication between doctors and...


Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia

by Charles L. Bardes

The Bellevue Literary Press Pathographies series debuts with a fascinating journey through the history of medicine.


Understanding Lung Cancer: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers

by Naheed Ali

Lung cancer is a disease long associated with smokers, but, the fact of the matter is, it can strike anyone. This book describes how this cancer develops, what the warning signs are, and how it can be treated....


Choosing Therapy: A Guide to Getting What You Need

by Ilyana Romanovsky

Many people would like to begin therapy for a variety of issues, both big and small, but most people don’t know where to begin. Others quit therapy too soon because they don’t “fit” with their therapist....


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.


Take As Directed

by Dr. Neil MacKinnon and Dr. Rhonda Church, Laura Byrne Paquet & Barbara Barnett

?Take As Directed gives Canadians a much-needed guidebook to safely navigate our encounters with health-care providers and optimize the management of our own health. In recent years, evidence indicating that...


Metabolic Syndrome. From Risk Factor to Management

by Michael J. Blaha, Rajesh Tota-Maharaj & Rajesh Tota-Maharaj

Increased caloric intake, increased refined carbohydrate consumption, and physical inactivity have led to an explosion in the worldwide incidence of abdominal obesity and the emerging epidemic of insulin resistance,...


Med School 101 for Patients

by Kilbourn Gordon Iii Md

This step-by-step guide will share strategies on preparing for doctor visits and communicating with doctors to get the most out of limited time. Taking the approach of working with your physicians as patient...


Diet Prescription for Hypertensive Patients

by Aa. Vv. & aa vv

Diet prescription is essential for all patients with hypertension and, together with an adequate pharmacologic treatment, can allow reduction of pressure values even in more severe cases. This booklet summarizes...


Cardiovascular Diseases and Physical Activity

by Gian Pasquale Ganzit, Luca Stefanini & Luca Stefanini

Regular exercise can improve the quality of life, reduce major risk factors of cardiovascular diseases, such as levels of cholesterol, overweight, and diabetes. Therefore, patients suffering from cardiovascular...


Hypertension and physical activity

by Gian Pasquale Ganzit & Luca Stefanini

Publishing is an essential practice for all health care professionals. This booklet aims at providing some suggestions to physicians who would like to publish on diabetes. An exmplanation of editorial process...


Osteoporosis and physical activity

by Gian Pasquale Ganzit & Luca Stefanini

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by reduced bone strength leading to an increased risk of fractures. It can strike at any age, although the risk for developing the disease increases consistently with...


The Unspoken Words

by M.J. Musgrave

You would not believe what patients say to their health-care providers. I am not breaking any confidentiality rules, but I am giving you an insight into what we have to deal with to provide quality care. Hopefully,...


Clowns on the Bus

by Judy Fisk Lucas

Whether you have already been, or want to go, on a Humanitarian Clowning Tour, this day-by-day trip journal will entertain and enlighten you with its informal, conversational and silly style. Clowns from many...


The Behavior of Doctors

by Richard W. Hudgens

THIS BOOK IS ABOUT HOW DOCTORS BEHAVE - AT BEST , AT WORST AND IN BETWEEN. - WITH EXAMPLES FROM THE AUTHOR'S OBSERVATIONS OF THE EFFECTS, GOOD OR BAD, OF HIS OWN AND HIS COLLEAGUES' HEALTH, ATTITUDES AND METHODS...


The Physician's Survival Guide for the Hospital

by Samuel H. Steinberg

Doctors need hospitals and hospitals need doctors. Then why do they continue to communicate their needs to each other so badly? Why all the animosity, conflict, and mistrust? In The Physician's Survival Guide...


Death House

by Larry R. Leichter

There is an excellent chance this book will save your life. You will see doctors, the practice of medicine, and community hospitals as you have never seen them before. You will learn about things you never could...


The Cancer Experience: The Doctor, the Patient, the Journey

by Roy B. Sessions & M. D. D. Pellegrino

The Cancer Experience instructs doctors, medical students, and health care workers involved in cancer care on the proper role of medicine, the role of doctors, and the opportunities for connecting with patients...


Design for Care

by Peter Jones

The world of healthcare is constantly evolving, ever increasing in complexity, costs, and stakeholders, and presenting huge challenges to policy making, decision making and system design. In Design for Care,...