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False Hopes

by Daniel Callahan

This ground-breaking book by one of the nation's leading experts on medical ethics, Daniel Callahan, traces the root cause of America's health-care crisis not to inefficient organization or waste, but rather...


The Case against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There

by Spedding Micklem, Paul Connett, James Beck & Albert W. Burgstahler

When the U.S. Public Health Service endorsed water fluoridation in 1950, there was little evidence of its safety. Now, six decades later and after most countries have rejected the practice, more than 70 percent...


Promoting School Readiness and Early Learning: Implications of Developmental Research for Practice

by Michel Boivin & Karen L. Bierman

Grounded in cutting-edge developmental research, this book examines what school readiness entails and how it can be improved. Compelling longitudinal findings are presented on the benefits of early intervention...


Bodies, Politics, and African Healing: The Matter of Maladies in Tanzania

by Stacey A. Langwick

This subtle and powerful ethnography examines African healing and its relationship to medical science. Stacey A. Langwick investigates the practices of healers in Tanzania who confront the most intractable illnesses...


Mass Mediated Disease: A Case Study Analysis of Three Flu Pandemics and Public Health Policy

by Debra E. Blakely

Mass Mediated Disease focuses on the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918, the Asian influenza pandemic of 1957, and the Hong Kong influenza pandemic of 1968, by discussing news stories reported by the New York...


Pharmacoeconomics

by Lorenzo Pradelli & Albert Wertheimer

Authors decided to provide a text which can serve as a quick reference and as an aid to understand papers dealing with pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research, providing a slim basis of the theoretical background,...


The Truth in Small Doses: Why We're Losing the War on Cancer-and How to Win It

by Clifton Leaf

A “brilliant” (Fortune), eye-opening history of the war on cancer, The Truth in Small Doses asks why we are losing this essential fight and charts a path forward.

Over the past half century, deaths from heart...


Overdosed America

by Dr. John Abramson

Using the examples of Vioxx, Celebrex, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and anti-depressants, Overdosed America shows that at the heart of the current crisis in American medicine lies the commercialization...


Drug Policy and the Public Good

by Thomas Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Benedikt Fischer & David Foxcroft et al.

Illegal psychoactive substances and illicit prescription drugs are currently used on a daily basis all over the world. Affecting public health and social welfare, illicit drug use is linked to disease, disability,...


Contemporary Health Issues on Marijuana

by Ken C. Winters & Kevin A. Sabet

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. A growing number of Americans now perceive marijuana as relatively harmless and the notion that the drug should be legalized it is becoming...


Sleep, Health, and Society

by Francesco P. Cappuccio, Michelle A. Miller, Steven W. Lockley & Shantha M. W. Rajaratnam

Sleep disturbances and sleep deprivation are increasingly common in modern society. Epidemiological methods of investigation have shown that sleep deprivation is associated with a variety of chronic conditions...


A Dictionary of Public Health

by Miquel Porta & John M. Last

A Dictionary of Public Health covers words and phrases used in public health science and practice, including areas such as communicable disease control, epidemiology, health policy, health services research,...


The Public Health Crisis Survival Guide

by Joshua M. Sharfstein

Firefighters are taught to battle flames. Police learn to respond quickly to 911 calls. So why are so few health officials prepared for public health crises? The Public Health Crisis Survival Guide is here to...


A Practical Guide to Using Qualitative Research with Randomized Controlled Trials

by Alicia O'Cathain

Researchers measure the effectiveness of new interventions using randomized controlled trials (RCTs). They are increasingly using qualitative research with these RCTs to explain the results of RCTs or facilitate...


Global Health Justice and Governance

by Jennifer Prah Ruger

In a world beset by extreme and unconscionable health disparities humankind desperately needs a new vision to ensure central health capabilities for all. Yawing gaps in health law, dangerous contagions that...


Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy

by Stuart O. Schweitzer & Z. John Lu

Pharmaceuticals constitute a relatively small share of the total healthcare expenditure in most developed economies, and yet they play a critical role in the ongoing debate over how best to advance, improve,...


First, U.S. President Signed Health-Care Reform Since 1963

by Ahmed Ceegaag

The purpose of this book is to address a popular debate in America right now. Imagine that youre political candidate running for office and you have an upcoming debate in which you will be defending your position...


PHARMACEUTICAL RESILIENCE – How to Govern the Evolution of Treatments

by Luca Pani

The world of health is undergoing a significant evolution. There is a tangible sense of urgency and great expectation that affects everyone: patients, healthcare organisations, doctors and companies. Pharmaceutical...


Failing Government Taketh Away

by Jerry L. Rhoads

America is number one in health care cost per capita and 38th in quality care. Statistically, Americans spend more money on their health care than anything else but food. But the consumption of the health care...


Affective Determinants of Health Behavior

by Mark T. Conner, David M. Williams & Ryan E. Rhodes

In the last 20-30 years, research on affective determinants of health behavior has proliferated. Affective Determinants of Health Behavior brings together this burgeoning area of research into a single volume...