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Multidisciplinary public health: Understanding the development of the modern workforce

by Wright, Jenny & Sim, Fiona

A lively and comprehensive review of policy change in England, making useful comparisons with the rest of the UK. It includes the voices of key protagonists in the development of the public health workforce....


The Dose Makes the Poison: A Plain-Language Guide to Toxicology

by Patricia Frank & M. Alice Ottoboni

This new edition of a widely-read and highly-acclaimed book broadens the scope of its predecessors from a heavy focus on industrial chemicals as toxicants to include drugs, food additives, cosmetics and other...


21st Century Global Health Diplomacy

by Thomas E Novotny, ILONA KICKBUSCH & MICHAELA TOLD

Global health diplomacy begins with a recognition that the most effective international health interventions are carried out with sensitivity to historical, political, social, economic, and cultural differences....


Fads, Fallacies and Foolishness in Medical Care Management and Policy

by T R Marmor

No one misses the onslaught of claims about reforming modern medical care. How doctors should be paid, how hospitals should be paid or governed, how much patients should pay when sick in co-payments, how the...


Who Shall Live?: Health, Economics and Social Choice

by Victor R Fuchs

Since the first edition of Who Shall Live? (1974) over 100,000 students, teachers, physicians, and general readers from more than a dozen fields have found this book to be a reader-friendly, authoritative introduction...


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,...


Applied Logistic Regression

by David W. Hosmer, Stanley Lemeshow & Rodney X. Sturdivant

A new edition of the definitive guide to logistic regression modeling for health science and other applications

This thoroughly expanded Third Edition provides an easily accessible introduction to the logistic...


Overdosed America

by Dr. John Abramson

Overdosed America reveals the greed and corruption that drive health care costs skyward and now threaten the public health. Before you see a doctor, you should read this book.” —Eric Schlosser, author...


The Patient Equation

by Glen de Vries & Jeremy Blachman

How the data revolution is transforming biotech and health care, especially in the wake of COVID-19--and why you can't afford to let it pass you by

We are living through a time when the digitization of health...


Stuck

by Heidi J. Larson

Vaccine reluctance and refusal are no longer limited to the margins of society. Debates around vaccines' necessity -- along with quesitons around their side effects -- have gone mainstream, blending with geopolitical...


Medical nemesis

by Ivan Illich

Ivan Illich—priest, historian, theologidn, philosopher, polemicist, iconoclast, offer us another major critique of the relentless industrialization of our society. Once again, his method is the examination...


Letters from a Mourning City

by Axel Munthe

When the author (a physician by profession) arrived in Naples intending to take a holiday, he found that there had been a major epidemic outbreak of cholera. This book is his account of what he experienced as...


A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic

by Jay C. Butler & Michael R. Fraser

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS FIGHTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC The opioid crisis has devastated families and communities across the United States. Changes in policing and medical practices...


Social Injustice and Public Health

by Barry S. Levy

"An invaluable primer on how inequity breeds ill health" -New England Journal of Medicine AN ESSENTIAL WORK ON SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH, NOW UPDATED AND EXPANDED This newly revised edition of the classic...


No Matter Where the Journey Takes Me

by Yohei Sasakawa & Rei Muroji

Leprosy has tormented mankind since records began. For much of its long history it was without cure--a disfiguring disease that stigmatized those it affected, isolating them from society. Today there is an effective...


Cannabis For Dummies

by Kim Ronkin Casey & Joe Kraynak

Make informed decisions about the benefits of using cannabis

Pot is hot?for good reason. To date, 30 states have legalized medical marijuana to the tune of nearly $11B in consumer spending. Whether it?s to help...