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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...


Behavioral Medicine A Guide for Clinical Practice 4/E

by Mitchell Feldman & John Christensen

The #1 guide to behavioral issues in medicine

Thorough, practical discussion of the full scope of the physician-patient relationship

The goal of Behavioral Medicine is to help practitioners and students understand...


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....


The Healing Touch: Keeping the Doctor-Patient Relationship Alive Under Managed Care

by David L. Cram

The traditional doctor-patient relationship is in jeopardy. In an era of "hurry up" medicine and "patient quotas," health care professionals are no longer able to apply good bedside manner-the healing touch....


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.


Talking with Doctors

by David Newman

Without any warning, in September 1999, David Newman was told he had a rare and life-threatening tumor in the base of his skull.  In the compressed space of five weeks, he consulted with leading physicians...


What Matters in Medicine: Lessons from a Life in Primary Care

by David Loxterkamp

Primary care has come into the limelight with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the unchecked and unsustainable rise in American health care expenditures, and the crest of Baby Boomers...


Medical Negligence: Non-Patient and Third Party Claims

by Rachael Mulheron

Healthcare professionals face an increasing threat of litigation from parties whom they have never met in their daily medical practice and who look nothing like the traditional patient. The so-called ‘non-patient’...


Patient Treatment Adherence: Concepts, Interventions, and Measurement

by Hayden B. Bosworth, Eugene Z. Oddone & Morris Weinberger

This new book summarizes the adherence literature for a number of specific health behaviors and populations. It provides a comprehensive source on the conceptualization, interventions, and measurement of treatment...


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,...


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 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,...


Feel Good Again: A Game-Changing Guide to Creating Wellness, Energy, Joy and an  Enthusiasm for Life

by Linda Goggin MD

What would you give to regain your health, energy and enthusiasm for life?