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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...


Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete

by Joan Steidinger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2014)

Sisterhood in Sports reveals what drives the female athlete: communication, camaraderie, competition, collaboration, and community. Steidinger illustrates through real stories that the relationships they create,...


Fix My Shoulder: A Guide to Preventing and Healing from Injury and Strain

by George Demirakos Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

The shoulder is one of the most useful, and problematic, joints in the body. When injured, it can seriously impair one’s ability to function well, sleep, or work. This book takes a look at the anatomy of the...


Understanding Celiac Disease: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers

by Naheed Ali Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

Celiac disease is being diagnosed more frequently, as people recognize their digestive issues may be linked to gluten intake and sensitivity to various foods that include gluten. Here, Naheed Ali reviews the...


Depression: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Tina P. Schwartz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

Serious depression afflicts over two million teenagers each year in the United States alone, and it can often be difficult for teens to recognize, cope with, and get help for their depression. This book helps...


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,...


Speech and Language Challenges: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Marlene Targ Brill Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)

This book will address the speech issues that affect all people, but specifically focus on the concerns of young adults—not just the how and whys of each issue, but how to cope with them. It will include teen...


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...


When Your Children Marry: How Marriage Changes Relationships with Sons and Daughters

by Deborah M. Merrill Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 05, 2011)

Based on interviews with married adult children, both sons and daughters, and mothers who have at least one married son and one married daughter, this book examines how marriage changes relationships with parents....


Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

by Howard J. Ross Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 05, 2014)

Incorporating anecdotes from today’s headlines alongside case studies from over 30 years as a diversity consultant, Ross shows us how deeply rooted and relevant the discussions surrounding unconscious bias...


Writing after Retirement: Tips from Successful Retired Writers

by Carol Smallwood & Christine Redman-Waldeyer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2014)

This anthology explores the many avenues would-be writers can take to initiate a career as a published author. It is filled with tips on how to write in a variety of genres and how to connect with other writers...


Aging Wisely: Strategies for Baby Boomers and Seniors

by D. A. D. Levine Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 17, 2014)

As our population continues to age, learning how to do it well becomes even more important and benefits those who consider it thoughtfully. Aging Wisely promotes behaviors and actions that will help people age...


They Were Still Born: Personal Stories about Stillbirth

by Janel C. Atlas, David Hlavsa, Joanne Cacciatore & Marion Flores et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2010)

The stories in this book are not easily told, but for the many thousands of families each year who endure the silent tragedy of a stillbirth, they offer a welcome voice of solidarity and guidance. Janel Atlas,...


Making a Success of Marriage: Planning for Happily Ever After

by David Yount Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2010)

Experienced counselor and author David Yount offers road-tested, gimmick-free advice on topics ranging from finances and in-laws to intimacy and children to help couples build a marriage that lasts 'till death...


Growing Up with Your Children: 7 Turning Points in the Lives of Parents

by Seamus Carey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2009)

Growing Up with Your Children is a guide to the personal development of parents that is necessary to live fulfilling lives while effectively raising children. Focusing on seven critical turning points, it reveals...


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...


Raising Children in the Military

by Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott, Don Philpott & Jeff Scott Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 08, 2014)

Military families with children face many of the everyday challenges that those families not in the military face, but they also face other challenges that the rest of us don’t. This book looks at the special...


The Medical Library Association Guide to Providing Consumer and Patient Health Information

by Michele Spatz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2014)

Comprised of fifteen chapters written by experienced consumer health librarians, The Medical Library Association Guide to Providing Consumer and Patient Health Information is designed for library and information...


Cancer and Your Pet: A Guide to Alternative and Integrated Treatment

by Marie Cargill Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2014)

Cancer and Your Pet takes on one of the most common and yet most difficult of diseases to face when your pet is diagnosed. It offers an in-depth discussion of the alternative and complementary therapies and...


Refeathering the Empty Nest: Life After the Children Leave

by Wendy Aronsson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 18, 2014)

Refeathering the Empty Nest shows how to manage that period of time when children are preparing to leave the family home, either temporarily or permanently, and how to move forward in a healthy, even rewarding...


Surviving Parental Alienation: A Journey of Hope and Healing

by Amy J. L. Baker & Paul R. Fine Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 04, 2014)

Surviving Parental Alienation provides parents who have been ostracized from their children with the essential experience of having their feelings understood and validated. This book offers true stories for...


Sexual Assault in the Military: A Guide for Victims and Families

by Jeff Scott, Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott & Don Philpott Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 04, 2014)

Sexual assault and harassment in the military have been a critical issue for years. Here, Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott and Don Philpott look at problems, potential solutions, and methods for addressing the subject,...


Surviving After Cancer: Living the New Normal

by Anne Katz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2011)

There are an estimated 10 million cancer survivors in America, and this number continues to grow every day as more effective treatments become available. Survivors and their families often call this phase of...


Mothers and Daughters: Living, Loving, and Learning over a Lifetime

by Suzanne Degges-White & Christine Borzumato-Gainey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2014)

The mother-daughter relationship begins before a daughter arrives in her mother’s arms, and never really ends after that. This book offers an intimate exploration of how this relationship develops and changes...


Friends Forever: How Girls and Women Forge Lasting Relationships

by Suzanne Degges-White & Christine Borzumato-Gainey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2011)

Though a woman's life and the world around them may change, it's the promise of friendship that remains an irreplaceable constant. From their biological and cultural origins to the varied manifestations of social...


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....


Young Athletes, Couch Potatoes, and Helicopter Parents: The Productivity of Play

by Jessica Skolnikoff & Robert Engvall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 11, 2013)

This book addresses a variety of topics regarding the nature of “play” in our society. It takes a close look at the concept of “helicopter parenting” and the impact that hyper-involved parents have upon...


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...


Choosing Therapy: A Guide to Getting What You Need

by Ilyana Romanovsky Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 26, 2013)

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....


Making Autism a Gift: Inspiring Children to Believe in Themselves and Lead Happy, Fulfilling Lives

by Robert Evert Cimera Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 11, 2007)

Despite new research and increased public awareness, autism is still looked at in a negative light. Most books on the subject perpetuate this notion by saying that autism is bad or needs to be overcome, rather...


The New Senior Woman: Reinventing the Years Beyond Mid-Life

by Thelma Reese, Barbara M. Fleisher & Dick Goldberg Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2013)

Rather than focus exclusively on preparing for retirement, this book offers the firsthand accounts of women of retirement age, the real obstacles and changes they face, and how they successfully navigate their...


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...


Planning Your Time in Retirement: How to Cultivate a Leisure Lifestyle to Suit Your Needs and Interests

by Robert A. Stebbins Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 05, 2013)

As the greying of our population continues, retirees are enjoying more and more healthy years of retirement, and those years can be productive, enjoyable, and rewarding. This work speaks to those retirees who...


Marriage, Sex and Family in Judaism

by Michael J. Broyde, David Novak, Elliot Dorff & David Blumenthal et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 22, 2005)

Marriage, Sex and Family in Judaism explores Jewish marriage from historical and contemporary perspectives, focusing on the religious and legal concepts of marriage, and the social impact of family in the Jewish...


Fighter Pilot's Daughter: Growing Up in the Sixties and the Cold War

by Mary Lawlor Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 22, 2013)

Fighter Pilot's Daughter: Growing Up in the Sixties and the Cold War details author and Professor Mary Lawlor’s unconventional upbringing in Cold War America. Memories of her early life—as the daughter of...


Gifts from the Heart: 10 Ways to Build More Loving Relationships

by Randy Fujishin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 17, 2002)

Helps learn, practice, and improve ten fundamental communication skills needed for any long-term relationship. Grounded in specific, manageable, and directed activities designed to immediately enhance relationships....


Viewer Discretion Advised: Taking Control of Mass Media Influences

by Jeffrey McCall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 27, 2007)

Viewer Discretion Advised shows where our media has gone wrong and what we can do about it. Established media critic Jeffrey McCall illustrates the problems with much of contemporary media content, why it is...


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...


Talking to Your Doctor: A Patient's Guide to Communication in the Exam Room and Beyond

by Zackary Berger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 18, 2013)

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.


The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism

by Joe R. Feagin & Debra Van Ausdale Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 11, 2001)

This study looks into how children learn about the 'first R'—race—and challenges the current assumptions with case-study examples from three child-care centers.

Parents and teachers will find this remarkable...


Making Your Mind Matter: Strategies for Increasing Practical Intelligence

by Vincent Ryan Ruggiero Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 07, 2003)

Making Your Mind Matter is a practical guide to effective thinking in college and in everyday life, following the WISE model (Wonder, Investigate, Speculate, Evaluate).


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...


The Fog of Paranoia: A Sister's Journey through Her Brother's Schizophrenia

by Sarah Rae Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 05, 2013)

Mental illness is widespread, and schizophrenia is one of the most confounding and least understood. Here, a sister tells the story of her brother’s schizophrenia, the impact on him, and on her, and her family....


Arthritis and You: A Comprehensive Digest for Patients and Caregivers

by Naheed Ali Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 14, 2013)

Arthritis is a common and often debilitating ailment that strikes millions of people. Here, Naheed Ali offers a comprehensive overview of the topic that will help sufferers and their loved ones develop an approach...


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...


The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole

by Lori Holden & Crystal Hass Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 28, 2013)

The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption is a guide for those involved in adoption— domestic, international, and foster, as well as those who come to parenting via assisted reproduction—as it helps readers...


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...