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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...


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...


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,...


Plagues in World History

by John Aberth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2011)

Plagues in World History provides a concise, comparative world history of catastrophic infectious diseases, including plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, and AIDS. John Aberth considers not only...


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...


The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey

by Nancy L. Kriseman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 27, 2014)

As our population ages, more and more people will find themselves in caregiver roles for their parents and/or their spouses, though caregivers can be involved in the care of loved ones at any age. The Mindful...


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....


How to Build a Better Human: An Ethical Blueprint

by Gregory E. Pence Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 17, 2012)

In How to Build a Better Human, prominent bioethicist Gregory E. Pence argues if, we are careful and ethical, we can use genetics, biotechnology, and medicine in safe ethical ways for human enhancement. He looks...


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...


Dubious Equalities and Embodied Differences: Cultural Studies on Cosmetic Surgery

by Kathy Davis Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2003)

Dubious Equalities and Embodied Differences considers how cosmetic surgery is taken up in representations of cosmetic surgery in medical discourse and in popular culture, drawing on a wide range of cultural...


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....


Taking Biology Seriously: What Biology Can and Cannot Tell Us About Moral and Public Policy Issues

by De Inmaculada Melo-Martín Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 06, 2005)

Discussions of human biology and its consequences for ethics and public policy are often misguided. Both proponents and critics of behavioral genetics, reproductive cloning, and genetic testing have mistaken...


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...


Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

by Deborah Serani Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 05, 2013)

Depression and Your Child provides a uniquely textured understanding of pediatric depression and its treatments. Readers will find a wealth of specific tips, recommendations, and case examples sure to make parenting...


Mass Hysteria: Medicine, Culture, and Mothers' Bodies

by Rebecca Kukla Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 04, 2005)

Mass Hysteria examines the medical and cultural practices surrounding pregnancy, new motherhood, and infant feeding. Late eighteenth century transformations in these practices reshaped mothers' bodies, and contemporary...


Ethics by Committee: A Textbook on Consultation, Organization, and Education for Hospital Ethics Committees

by Micah D. Hester Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 05, 2007)

While tens of thousands of people across the United States serve on hospital and other healthcare ethics committees (HECs), almost no carefully prepared educational material exists for HEC members. Ethics by...


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.


Smart Mice, Not So Smart People: An Interesting and Amusing Guide to Bioethics

by Arthur L. Caplan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 14, 2006)

What do you think about cloning, stem cell research, brain enhancement, or doing experiments on newly dead patients? Read Smart Mice, Not so Smart People and you'll know what Art Caplan thinks. But this assortment...


Ethical Issues in Biotechnology

by Richard Sherlock & John D. Morrey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2002)

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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....


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...


Health and Nutrition for Dogs and Cats: A Guide for Pet Parents

by David G. Wellock & Jim Walker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 11, 2013)

If cats and dogs could write an instruction manual for their humans, Health and Nutrition for Dogs and Cats would be the result. This book sets out guidelines for feeding your pet, helps explain factors that...


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...


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...


Historical Dictionary of Medical Ethics

by Laurence B. McCullough Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 11, 2018)

Medical ethics is the disciplined study of medical morality, with two goals: critically appraising current medical morality and identifying how it should be improved. Medical morality has three components. Physicians,...


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...


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...


Aging with Care

by Amanda Lambert & Leslie Eckford Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 10, 2017)

Finding the right fit to match aging adults with the best caregiver to assist them in their home can be fraught with challenge. In today’s pressurized world, the process involves overstressed family members...


The Cancer Experience: The Doctor, the Patient, the Journey

by Roy B. Sessions & M. D. D. Pellegrino Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 05, 2012)

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...


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....


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...


How to Age-Proof Your Dog

by Elizabeth U. Murphy Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 20, 2017)

How to Age-Proof Your Dog: The Art and Science of Successful Canine Aging gives dog owners the information and tools they need to provide proactive and preventative health care starting early in their dog’s...


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...


Your Patient Safety Survival Guide

by Gretchen LeFever Watson & Leah Binder Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 03, 2017)

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...


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...


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,...


Medical Catastrophe

by Ronald W. Dworkin Md Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 17, 2017)

Unnecessary death rarely happens at the hands of doctors, but it does happen. Sometimes the cause is medical error. But sometimes the cause is politics. The issues underlying many medical catastrophes are numerous:...


Social and Behavioral Science for Health Professionals

by Brian P. Hinote & Jason Adam Wasserman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 20, 2016)

Intended for courses in sociology and allied health, Social and Behavioral Science for Health Professionals examines social and behavioral factors affecting health and illness, and how these phenomena directly...


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...


African Americans and Depression: Signs, Awareness, Treatments, and Interventions

by Julia F. Hastings, Lani V. Jones & Pamela P. Martin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 04, 2015)

African Americans and Depression explores the realities of depression among African Americans, and the various ways in which sufferers and their families address, or don’t address, it. The text provides guidance...


Collaboration in Private Practice: Psychotherapy in the Midst of Health Care Reform

by Hava Mendelberg Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2014)

In response to change in mental health practice, Collaboration in Private Practice provides an insightful guide to a successful model for independent clinicians working together under the umbrella of an independent,...


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...


On Race and Medicine: Insider Perspectives

by M. D. Garcia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 22, 2015)

Health disparities exist between races in America. This important collection of interdisciplinary personal essays considers what neither social science nor medicine, alone, can tell us about the unequal health...


Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery

by Janet Singer & Seth Gillihan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 22, 2015)

Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery is a mother’s account of her son’s tumultuous road to recovery from severe OCD. In addition to being a memoir, the book weaves expert commentary throughout, making it...


Pharmaphobia: How the Conflict of Interest Myth Undermines American Medical Innovation

by Thomas P. Stossel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 23, 2015)

While plenty can be said about the dysfunction of our health care system, rarely do business and private players in health care innovation get a good rap. This book takes on skeptics of the partnership between...