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Health at Risk: America's Ailing Health System--and How to Heal It

by Jacob Hacker Columbia University Press (November 06, 2008)

In this volume, the nation's leading advisors on health policy and financing appraise America's ailing healthcare system and suggest reasonable approaches to its rehabilitation. Each chapter confronts a major...


How To Be Your Own Health Visitor: The Complete Guide to Breast or Bottle Feeding, Weaning, Sleeping, Immunisation, Growth and Development, Behavioura

by Ann Guindi Guindi Enterprises (June 09, 2014)

*Babies don't come with an instruction manual!* That is why this practical guide to making your family life less stressful and more rewarding book is for you. 'How To Be Your Health Visitor' will impart the...


Health informatics: Improving patient care

by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (June 29, 2012)

Health informatics and technology are great enablers of health care. They can help raise productivity, empower patients, improve efficiency and reduce risk. This ebook contains a stimulating selection of material...


How to Heal

by Jeff Kane Skyhorse (February 07, 2012)

The ability to heal is not reserved for a gifted few. Anyone aching to ease the suffering of a sick friend or loved one can learn to become unconditionally present to the sick person rather than to the disease....


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.


How to Land a Top-Paying Medical Equipment Repair Services Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Resumes and Cover Letters, Interviews, Salaries,

by Brad Andrews Emereo Publishing (October 24, 2012)

How to Land a Top-Paying Medical Equipment Repair Services Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Resumes and Cover Letters, Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, What to Expect From Recruiters and More!


The Coming Healthcare Revolution: Take Control of Your Health

by Sheldon Cohen M.D. eBookIt.com (November 19, 2012)

The healthcare Genie is out of the bottle. Obamacare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will impact every one of you. These changes will come slowly and inexorably, but regardless of who is in power,...


Incurable Me

by Kenneth Stoller Skyhorse (September 27, 2016)

In Incurable Me, a maverick physician brings transparency to some of medicine's most closely guarded secrets. As he establishes a link between commerce and medical research, K. P. Stoller also explains how to...


Malpractice

by Lawrence Schlachter & John Bechtel Skyhorse (January 03, 2017)

In 1991, the Institute of Medicine released a landmark report, which revealed that as many as 98,000 patients were dying every year owing to avoidable medical error. More recent research indicates that estimate...


The Social Transformation of American Medicine

by Paul Starr Basic Books (May 29, 2017)

Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize in American History, this is a landmark history of how the entire American health care system of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs...


The Patient Will See You Now

by Eric Topol Basic Books (October 24, 2016)

The essential guide by one of America's leading doctors to how digital technology enables all of us to take charge of our health

A trip to the doctor is almost a guarantee of misery. You'll make an appointment...


NHS SOS

by Raymond Tallis & Jacky Davis Oneworld Publications (July 01, 2013)

An exposé of the back-door deals and negligence that threaten to destroy the NHS - and a 10-step manifesto for saving it

The Coalition Government passed into law an unprecedented assault on the NHS. Doctors,...


Maximize Your Medicare: 2020-2021 Edition

by Jae Oh Allworth (January 07, 2020)

"A must-read for both current and future retirees." —Robert Powell, Retirement Daily

Includes the Most Up-to-Date Information for 2020-2021

Confused by Medicare? Get answers from Maximize Your Medicare, an...


The Weight of the Nation

by Judith A. Salerno, John Hoffman, Bernadette Dunne & Alexandra Moss et al. Blackstone Publishing (April 24, 2012)

America's ever-expanding waistline--we see it, we hear about it, and we worry about it, but can anything be done about it? We know all the usual suspects: red meat, dairy, white flour, refined sugar, high-fructose...


Landmark

by the Staff of the Washington Post & Pam Ward Blackstone Publishing (April 30, 2010)

After a year-long political war, in March 2010 President Obama and the Democratic leaders of Congress achieved a victory that has eluded lawmakers for seventy-five years: an overhaul of America’s health-care...


The Citizen Patient

by Nortin M. Hadler & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2013)

Conflicts of interest, misrepresentation of clinical trials,hospital price-fixing, and massive expenditures for procedures of dubiousefficacy--these and other critical flaws leave little doubt that the current...


The House on Beartown Road

by Elizabeth Cohen & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

In this beautiful book, Elizabeth Cohen gives us a true and moving portrait of the love and courage of a family.

Elizabeth is a member of the "sandwich generation"--people caught in the middle of simultaneously...


You Can Stop Humming Now

by Daniela Lamas & Susannah Jones Little, Brown & Company (March 27, 2018)

For readers of Atul Gawande and Jerome Groopman, a book of beautifully crafted stories about what life is like for patients kept alive by modern medical technology.

Modern medicine is a world that glimmers with...


The Danger Within Us

by Jeanne Lenzer Little, Brown & Company (December 12, 2017)

Did you know...

Medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death in America.

An estimated 10 percent of Americans are implanted with medical devices -- like pacemakers, artificial hips, cardiac...


Medicine, Mobility, and Power in Global Africa: Transnational Health and Healing

by Hansjörg Dilger, Abdoulaye Kane & Stacey Langwick Indiana University Press (October 08, 2012)

Recent political, social, and economic changes in Africa have provoked radical shifts in the landscape of health and healthcare. Medicine, Mobility, and Power in Global Africa captures the multiple dynamics...


Flatlining

by Adia Harvey Wingfield University of California Press (July 02, 2019)

What happens to black health care professionals in the new economy where work is insecure and resources are scarce? In Flatlining, Adia Harvey Wingfield exposes how organizations serving communities of color...


Transdisciplinary Interfaces and Innovation in the Life Sciences

by Eunsook Hyun, Rainer Paslack & Hilmar Stolte Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 29, 2014)

Life science comprises any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms and their relationships to one another and the environment. By presenting the proceedings...


Dementia and Subjectivity / Demenz und Subjektivitaet

by Daniela Ringkamp, Sara Strauß & Leonie Süwolto Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 15, 2017)

This volume offers new perspectives on questions which are highly relevant in the context of dementia and the arts and the humanities. The issues concern the personal identity of dementia patients, their familial...


Schistosomiasis Control in China

by Pauline Grys Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 18, 2017)

Schistosomiasis is one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases worldwide and continues to be a public health concern in many countries. China made huge progress in the control of Schistosomiasis japonica, aiming...


Patents, Pills, and the Press

by Thomas Owen Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 01, 2014)

HIV/AIDS is a global health crisis of unprecedented proportions. Afflicting millions worldwide, its social, political, economic, and ethical dimensions have rendered explicit the vast inequalities of our «negatively...


Global Health Watch 5

by People's Health Movement, Medact, Third World Network & Health Poverty Action et al. Zed Books (December 15, 2017)

For over a decade, Global Health Watch has been the definitive source for alternative analysis on health.

This new edition addresses the key challenges facing governments and health practitioners today, within...


Hyping Health Risks: Environmental Hazards in Daily Life and the Science of Epidemiology

by Geoffrey C. Kabat Columbia University Press (July 03, 2008)

The media constantly bombard us with news of health hazards lurking in our everyday lives, but many of these hazards turn out to have been greatly overblown. According to author and epidemiologist Geoffrey C....


The Fertility Handbook

by Mary Wingfield Gill Books (May 29, 2017)

Maximise your chance of getting pregnant with this up-to-date and authoritative book that provides a clear and holistic approach to fertility.

Areas including:

  • Understanding your body and maximising your chances...


The Slim Book of Health Pearls: Am I at Risk? the Patient's Guide to Health Risk Factors

by Sheldon Cohen M.D., Facp eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

Complete risk factor analysis, a critically important part of a complete medical examination, is often a neglected aspect of an initial doctor-patient interaction. It may worsen with the impending healthcare...


The Beltway Beast - Abridged Version

by Munir Moon Munir Moon LLC (February 01, 2017)

The Beltway Beast: Stealing from Future Generations and Destroying the Middle Class, transcends the anger and frustration of American people with their leaders failing to solve the country's problems. It documents...


Back To Balance: The Art, Science, and Business of Medicine

by Halee Fischer-Wright Disruption Books (September 12, 2017)

A prescription to fix health care for everyone. In this highly engaging, thoroughly persuasive book, Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright presents a unique prescription for fixing America's health care woes, based on her...


You Can Stop Humming Now

by Daniela J. Lamas Little, Brown and Company (March 27, 2018)

A critical care doctor tells stories of what life is like for patients who are kept alive by modern medical technology.

Modern medicine is a world that glimmers with new technology and cutting-edge research....


Collaborative Caring

by Suzanne Gordon, David Feldman & Michael Leonard ILR Press (December 02, 2014)

Teamwork is essential to improving the quality of patient care and reducing medical errors and injuries. But how does teamwork really function? And what are the barriers that sometimes prevent smart, well-intentioned...


The Danger within Us

by Jeanne Lenzer Little, Brown and Company (December 12, 2017)

A shocking exposé of the dangerously under-regulated medical device industry, revealing the corruption, greed, and deceit that has helped make medical interventions a leading cause of death in America. Medical...


The Social Transformation of American Medicine

by Paul Starr Basic Books (May 30, 2017)

Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize in American History, this is a landmark history of how the entire American health care system of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs...


The Social Transformation of American Medicine

by Paul Starr Basic Books (May 30, 2017)

Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize in American History, this is a landmark history of how the entire American health care system of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs...


The Patient Will See You Now

by Eric Topol Basic Books (October 25, 2016)

"[Topol is] one of medicine's most innovative thinkers about the digital future.... [A] valuable contribution to a fascinating subject."--New York Times Book Review

A trip to the doctor is almost a guarantee...


A Death Retold

by Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston & Peter Guarnaccia The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

In February 2003, an undocumented immigrant teen from Mexico lay dying in a prominent American hospital due to a stunning medical oversight--she had received a heart-lung transplantation of the wrong blood type....


Integrated Care in Action: A Practical Guide for Health, Social Care and Housing Support

by Robin Miller, Hilary Brown & Catherine Mangan Jessica Kingsley Publishers (June 21, 2016)

Integration is now a key expectation within the delivery of health and social care services in the UK and internationally. However, it still remains difficult to achieve and sustain in practice. Based on learning...


Transformed: How Oregon's Public Health University Won Independence and Healed Itself

by William Graves Pacific University Press (February 28, 2017)

Oregon Health & Science University seemed stuck in the backwaters of the nation’s academic health centers when Dr. Peter Kohler became its president in 1988. Its hospital hemorrhaged money, served rusty water...


Arthritis Care: Speedy Study Guides

by Speedy Publishing Dot EDU (September 11, 2014)

Arthritis is a chronic illness that can be difficult to manage and treat. There are many factors that can affect arthritis symptoms, and care for these symptoms can vary by the type of arthritis and the patient....


Working in teams 2e

by Jelphs, Kim & Dickinson, Helen Policy Press (May 25, 2016)

A practical and accessible guide for students focussing on how inter-agency teams may be made to function more effectively, illustrated through real-life examples.


The Danger Within Us

by Jeanne Lenzer Little, Brown and Company (December 11, 2017)

Did you know...

Medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death in America.

An estimated 10 percent of Americans are implanted with medical devices -- like pacemakers, artificial hips, cardiac...


Understanding Healthcare: a historical perspective

by Kenneth A. Fisher Freedom in Health Care (February 15, 2016)

Freedom in Health Care, by Kenneth A. Fisher, MD. Feb. 2016, 154 pages. With tables, reading list, and footnotes. (ISBN: 9780997151107)

Dr. Fisher provides the reader an in-depth understanding of how we  got...


Ways You Can Help: Creative, Practical Suggestions for Family and Friends of Patient Care

by Margaret Cooke Grand Central Publishing (October 31, 2009)

Drawing on her own personal experience, Margaret Cooke offers sensitive, sensible advice to anyone who feels awkward or uncomfortable near people in emotional or physical pain.


How to Get Sick and Stay Sick

by Sheldon Cohen M.D. FACP eBookIt.com (January 07, 2015)

This book describes how bad habits contribute to ill health. The habits the author refers to that so negatively impact patients by leading to significant illness and mortality, include the following:

–Alcohol...


The Personalized Medicine Revolution: How Diagnosing and Treating Disease Are About to Change Forever

by Pieter Cullis Greystone Books (February 10, 2015)

Every one of us is unique. With recent advances in technology, we now know that that statement is more true that ever: we are each individuals, right down to a molecular level — a one-of-a-kind combination...


Diabetes Care Guide (Speedy Study Guide)

by Speedy Publishing Dot EDU (December 07, 2014)

Being diagnosed with diabetes has to be one of the hardest things a person can go through in life. Their life is turned upside down and they find themselves sinking under pressure. A diabetes care guide can...