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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.


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,...


How to Talk to Your Doctor

by Patricia A. Agnew

Showing patients how to take control of their own health care, this guide reveals how to navigate the maze of prescriptions and tests and offers advice for those who act as medical advocates for their children,...


Bedside Manners

by Suzanne Gordon, Lisa Hayes, Scott Reeves & Lucian L. Leape

In recent years, there has been growing awareness of the need for interprofessional cooperation in healthcare. Countless studies have shown that genuine teamwork and team intelligence are critical to patient...


Out of Practice

by Frederick M. Barken

Primary care medicine, as we know and remember it, is in crisis. While policymakers, government administrators, and the health insurance industry pay lip service to the personal relationship between physician...


Going into hospital?

by Oliver Warren, Bryony Dean Franklin & Charles Vincent

Hospitals are a constant presence in the lives of many people. Almost everyone will visit or go into hospital at some point in their life. This can be a confusing experience: the environment is strange, the...


Reflective Writing in Medical Practice

by Miriam A. Locher

This book reports the results of a linguistic analysis of reflective written texts, produced during medical education or practice. It explores the topics and communication skills the authors write about, how...


Your Patient Safety Survival Guide

by Gretchen LeFever Watson & Leah Binder

It takes a village to combat preventable errors and omissions that cause millions of deaths and sickness in our nation’s hospitals and care facilities. That is the message that sets Your Patient Safety Survival...


Meeting the American Diabetes Association Standards of Care

by Mayer B. Davidson & Stanley H Hsia

Improving glycemic, lipid, and blood pressure outcomes is the essence of diabetes care. Maintaining consistently positive results is an ongoing challenge for every healthcare professional. After years of clinical...