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

by Charles E. McClelland Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2014)

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...


How Your Child Heals: An Inside Look at Common Childhood Ailments

by Christopher M. Johnson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2010)

All children get sick now and then, and most of the time they soon get well. How do they do that? How does it happen? When a mother brings her sick child to the doctor for something trivial, like a runny nose,...


Catching Cancer: The Quest for its Viral and Bacterial Causes

by Claudia Cornwall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 05, 2013)

The idea that you can “catch” cancer is radical, and yet several renowned scientists have shown that it is possible to do just that. Through interviews and an exploration of the science behind new discoveries,...


The Myths of Modern Medicine: The Alarming Truth about American Health Care

by John Leifer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)

The Myths of Modern Medicine instantly captures your attention with a provocative, insider’s perspective on the pervasive problems, endemic greed, and myths enshrouding our health care system. John Leifer...


The Truth About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Finding Answers, Getting Well

by Jill Gambaro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 05, 2014)

Carpal tunnel syndrome, and related repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), are on the rise due to the more frequent, even constant, use of technological devices such as keyboards, smart phones, ipods, tablets, and...


Understanding Lung Cancer: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers

by Naheed Ali Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 30, 2014)

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....


Keeping Your Kids Out of the Emergency Room: A Guide to Childhood Injuries and Illnesses

by Christopher M. Johnson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2013)

He bangs his head and has a gigantic welt, but he’s not dizzy or throwing up; should he go or not? She twisted her ankle on the jungle gym and it’s swollen, black and blue, and she can’t put pressure on...


Understanding Parkinson's Disease: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers

by Naheed Ali Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 26, 2013)

Parkinson’s disease is on the rise throughout the U.S., and this book offers readers an introduction to its causes, symptoms, and treatments. It is for anyone who suffers from Parkinson’s, or knows and loves...


The Second Sickness: Contradictions of Capitalist Health Care

by Howard Waitzkin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 09, 2000)

Since the appearance of Waitzkin's The Second Sickness, a landmark book of the 1980s, American medicine has been dramatically transformed. Waitzkin's earlier edition used qualitative research to take readers...


Moods, Emotions, and Aging: Hormones and the Mind-Body Connection

by Phyllis J. Bronson & Rebecca Bronson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 05, 2013)

Hormone Replacement Therapy is vital for women, and there is a lot of confusion about it in both the medical community and among women. This book presents the science behind bio-identical hormones and describes...


Unraveling U.S. Health Care: A Personal Guide

by Roberta E. Winter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 05, 2013)

In illuminating detail,Winter offers a consumer guide to health care in the U.S. that includes performance metrics by state, patient safety rankings for hospitals, statewide surveys on patient safety laws, analysis...


Building an Ageless Mind: Preventing and Fighting Brain Aging and Disease

by William J. Tippett Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2013)

As our population ages and fears about dementia, Alzheimer’s, and related brain problems continue to grow, this book will help shed light on how the brain functions, what we can do to prevent the most severe...


Medicare Meltdown: How Wall Street and Washington are Ruining Medicare and How to Fix It

by Rosemary Gibson & Janardan Prasad Singh Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2013)

Rosemary Gibson and Janardan Prasad Singh weave two hotly-debated issues in American political and economic life: the Medicare program and its future, which is up for grabs, and the growing influence of the...


Addicted?: Recognizing Destructive Behaviors Before It's Too Late

by Marilyn Freimuth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 29, 2008)

Addicted? presents different ways to recognize the early and often subtle signs of addiction-much in the same way we learn to detect the early signs of cancer. But, unlike cancer, where people rush to get treatment...


Age through Ethnic Lenses: Caring for the Elderly in a Multicultural Society

by Laura Katz Olson & Donald E. Gelfand Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 11, 2001)

An ever-more diverse America is getting older, but American policies are not growing with the needs of our ethnic and aging society. Age Through Ethnic Lenses explores the distinct characteristics and unique...


Understanding Alzheimer's: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers

by Naheed Ali Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 03, 2012)

Understanding Alzheimer’s offers patients and caregivers the kind of cutting-edge information that will allow them to combat this debilitating disease on a number of fronts. The book presents the findings...


Brain Health as You Age

by Steven P. Simmons Md, William E. Mansbach & Jodi L. Lyons Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 08, 2018)

Have you ever spent 10 minutes looking for your reading glasses, and they were on the top of your head? Or, have you walked into a room and forgotten why you went there? Most people, even younger ones, have...


Rx for Hope

by M. D. Chen & David Tabatsky Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 31, 2018)

In our current era of rapidly developing cancer drugs and therapies, we also see improvement of cancer treatment outcomes stagnating when it comes to determining quality of life or long-term survival. This is...


A Gut Feeling

by Heather Anne Wise Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2018)

We all know sugar is bad for us, so why can’t we stop eating it? A Gut Feeling gives a personal and scientific look into the world of microbes that live within our bodies and how they can explain our relationship...


Holistic Dental Care

by Stephen A. Lawrence & David Tabatsky Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2018)

Stephen A. Lawrence introduces readers to holistic dental care and its role in overall health.

Most people America would like to maintain healthy teeth and gums during their lifetime. While conventional dental...


Caring for Equality

by David McBride, Jacqueline M. Moore & Nina Mjagkij Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

African Americans today continue to suffer disproportionately from heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems. In Caring for Equality David McBride chronicles the struggle by African Americans and their...


Your Baby's Best Shot: Why Vaccines Are Safe and Save Lives

by E. Allison Hagood, Stacy Mintzer Herlihy & M. A. D. Offit Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 09, 2012)

The Parent’s Guide to Vaccines helps readers understand why they should vaccinate. Using the latest science in the field, the authors make it clear exactly why vaccination is the right choice. They also emphasize...


Hunger, Thirst, Sex, and Sleep: How the Brain Controls Our Passions

by John K. Young Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 23, 2012)

In this fascinating tour of the way our brains control our most basic drives, John Young takes a small part of the human anatomy and explains its role in the regulation of our basic needs and desires, including...


Trouble Talking

by Daniel R. Boone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 07, 2018)

The ability to speak is an important part of human interaction. In this book, a glimpse into the lived realities of 37 adults and 3 children with communication disorders whose humanism is somewhat compromised...


Prostate Cancer and the Man You Love: Supporting and Caring for Your Partner

by Anne Katz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 12, 2012)

Katz provides spouses and partners of men with prostate cancer with a comprehensive but reader friendly overview of what they need to know to support the man they love as he goes through the cancer journey....


Treating Addiction

by Edward J. Khantzian & Martin Weegman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 12, 2018)

In Treating Addiction: Beyond the Pain, Edward Khantzian offers a collection of his recent works on the study and treatment of substance abuse and addiction. Based on his five decades of experience in working...


Thriving with PCOS

by Kelly Morrow-Baez Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 08, 2018)

PCOS is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility. More than that, the symptoms of the syndrome can cause significant emotional distress and long-term health consequences. Most women who receive a diagnosis...


Let's Talk about Sleep

by Daniel A. Barone & Lawrence A. Armour Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 15, 2018)

News about sleep is everywhere we turn, and the statistics are numbing: Some 50-70 million Americans are affected by chronic sleep disorders and intermittent sleep problems; an estimated 30-35% of adults complain...


Beyond the Baby Blues

by Rebecca Fox Starr & Amy Wenzel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2017)

Most people have heard of post-partum depression. What many people do not know is that anxiety and depression can be experienced during pregnancy, as well, and the impact can be both debilitating and devastating....


The Holistic Rx

by Madiha M. Saeed Md Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 13, 2017)

As of 2012, about half of all adults and children have one or more chronic health conditions. One in four adults has two or more chronic health conditions. And sadly, these numbers continue to grow at an alarming...


Gasping for Air

by Kevin Glynn Md Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 03, 2017)

Breathing is a continuous battle between our need for oxygen and forces in nature that attack our lungs. Three hundred thousand Americans will die of respiratory diseases this year. Gasping for Air is the dramatic...


Sex and Cancer

by Saketh R. Guntapalli & Maryann Karinch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 29, 2017)

An intimate partnership has physical and psychological components, both of which often take a hit when cancer enters the union. The prospect, and then the process, of treatments tend to alter the way the two...


Military Mental Health Care: A Guide for Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Community

by Don Philpott, Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott & Sgt. Major Bryan Battaglia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 07, 2012)

Military Mental HealthCare is both a resource for struggling veterans and a useful tool for their loved ones or anyone looking for ways to support the veterans in their lives.


Clearing the Haze

by M. D. Thurstone & Christine Tatum Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2015)

Often it is difficult for parents to recognize when their child is abusing alcohol, using illegal drugs, or in trouble with other substances that are hazardous to their health, safety, and wellbeing. Clearing...


The Truth About Big Medicine

by John T. James, Cheryl L. Brown, Stephen S. Tower & Gerald Rogan et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 05, 2014)

Many Americans believe that their healthcare is second to none. Most patients, therefore, fail to appreciate the flaws and dangers present while receiving medical care. In fact, the American health care industry...


Eating Disorders

by Jessica R. Greene Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 14, 2014)

It has been estimated that as many as 15 million people suffer or will suffer from anorexia and bulimia at some point in their lives. Additional statistics suggest that 25 million more suffer from binge eating...


Decision Assessment and Counseling in Abortion Care: Philosophy and Practice

by Alissa C. Perrucci Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 21, 2012)

This book teaches an approach and framework for decision assessment and counseling for abortion and family planning care. Case examples, individual and group exercises, guided self-reflection, and values clarification...


Living Well on the Road

by Linden Schaffer & Andrew McCarthy Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 16, 2017)

Stressed out? Eating badly? Skipping the gym? Sleeping with your phone rather than your partner? Experiencing brain fog and lack of focus? Then this book is for you. Linden Schaffer was an overworked, stressed...


A Gastroenterologist’s Guide to Gut Health

by David M. Novick Md Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 01, 2017)

Millions of Americans have complaints about, or disorders of, the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, or pancreas, all of which comprise the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This book provides accurate,...


Epilepsy: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Kathlyn Gay Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 15, 2017)

An updated overview of epilepsy that specifically addresses how this condition can affect teens. Epilepsy: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Second Edition gives positive, factual information and explains how young people...


Loving, Supporting, and Caring for the Cancer Patient: A Guide to Communication, Compassion, and Courage

by Stan Goldberg Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 07, 2016)

Loving, Supporting, and Caring for the Cancer Patient is the first book to show readers how to transform the compassion felt for someone living with cancer into helpful behaviors based on suggestions from cancer...


Battling Melanoma: One Couple's Struggle from Diagnosis to Cure

by Claudia Cornwall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2016)

Melanoma is a deadly disease, and rates of diagnosis have been rising for the last 30 years. Here Claudia Cornwall details the quest to find a cure for her husband, and the information about melanoma treatment...


Food Allergies: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Jessica Reino Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 25, 2015)

More than 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies. This book is one of the few aimed specifically at teens and specifically at food allergies. It shows teens how to cope with their allergies and become...


After You Hear It's Cancer: A Guide to Navigating the Difficult Journey Ahead

by John Leifer & Lori Lindstrom Leifer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2015)

After You Hear It’s Cancer offers a step-by-step guide for recently diagnosed patients and their families as they embark on this arduous journey. The authors integrate cutting-edge research with the perspectives...


Creating Joy and Meaning for the Dementia Patient: A Caregiver's Guide to Connection and Hope

by Ronda Parsons Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2015)

Creating Joy and Meaning for the Dementia Patient offers a positive approach to dementia care, one that will help caregivers connect the patient’s understanding to the world around him/her, so that even small...


Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What's Right For You

by Patricia Anstett & Kathleen Galligan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 02, 2016)

Breast cancer surgery and reconstruction offer more choices than ever for women to treat breast cancer. But looking back, women who have been through it often say they wish they knew more. Blending powerful...


Understanding Childhood Hearing Loss: Whole Family Approaches to Living and Thriving

by Brian J. Fligor Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 08, 2015)

Permanent hearing loss in children is far more common than most people know, affecting thousands of newborns and older children each year. This book offers parents and caregivers a guide to what to expect when...


Intestinal Health: A Practical Guide to Complete Abdominal Comfort

by Mardell Hill Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 07, 2015)

Intestinal issues affect many millions of people – from indigestion to irritable bowel, from GERD to leaky gut, from constipation to gas and diarrhea, no one really ever is totally exempt. This book takes...


The Organ Donor Experience: Good Samaritans and the Meaning of Altruism

by Katrina A. Bramstedt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2011)

Organ donors are, by definition, altruists, and their act is even more generous when they remain anonymous. But altruism doesn't tell the whole story. There are myriad motivations, some subconscious, some conscious,...


Improving Medical Outcomes: The Psychology of Doctor-Patient Visits

by Jessica Leavitt & Fred Leavitt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2011)

The ability of doctors to properly diagnose and treat patients is often colored by non-specific factors that can affect outcomes in profound ways. Communication between doctors and patients is key, but often...