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Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population

by Teresa Heinz Housel, Vickie L. Harvey, Jimmie Manning & Reese Kelly et al. Lexington Books (April 01, 2014)

This edited volume fills an important gap in health communication, exploring the significant disparities in access to health care and health coverage that LGBT individuals and their families face. With cutting-edge...


Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? 2nd Edition

by Steve Fox, Paul Armentano & Mason Tvert Chelsea Green Publishing (September 01, 2013)

In 2012, voters in Colorado shocked the political establishment by making the use of marijuana legal for anyone in the state twenty-one years of age or older. In the wake of that unprecedented victory, nationally...


A Different Perspective on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

by Chinyere Ogbonna UPA (November 21, 2013)

A Different Perspective on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act traces a brief history of health insurance within the USA, providing an accessible perspective on the highly contentious Affordable Care...


Biosecurity Interventions: Global Health and Security in Question

by Andrew Lakoff & Stephen J Collier Columbia University Press (October 21, 2008)

In recent years, new disease threats—such as SARS, avian flu, mad cow disease, and drug-resistant strains of malaria and tuberculosis—have garnered media attention and galvanized political response. Proposals...


The Truth About Getting Sick in America: The Real Problems with Health Care and What We Can Do

by Tim Johnson Hachette Books (October 12, 2010)

In today’s world, there are many hot-button topics that generate equal parts debate and confusion. At the top of that list is healthcare. For most Americans, finding out “the truth” about current problems...


Unhealthy Health Policy: A Critical Anthropological Examination

by Merrill Singer & Arachu Castro AltaMira Press (September 17, 2004)

This new collection turns a critical anthropological eye on the nature of health policy internationally. The authors reveal the prevailing social inequalities that often represent significant threats to the...


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 Truth in Small Doses: Why We're Losing the War on Cancer-and How to Win It

by Clifton Leaf Simon & Schuster (June 24, 2013)

A “brilliant” (Fortune), eye-opening history of the war on cancer, The Truth in Small Doses asks why we are losing this essential fight and charts a path forward.

Over the past half century, deaths from heart...


Public Insurance and Private Markets

by Jeffrey R. Brown, Howard C. Kunreuther, Barry K. Goodwin & martin Halek et al. AEI Press (July 16, 2010)

Public Insurance and Private Markets offers market-based guidelines for the proper scope of government intervention and the design of public insurance programs_guidelines that will benefit the U.S. economy and...


Humanizing Healthcare Reforms

by Gerald Arbuckle & Maria Theresa Ho Jessica Kingsley Publishers (October 15, 2012)

This book looks at the problems facing healthcare systems from a social anthropological angle, and argues for a return to a values-based approach to healthcare. The author clarifies how organizations need to...


The Rise & Fall of the American Medical Empire: A Trench Doctor's View of the Past, Present and Future of the U.S. Healthcare System

by Robert A Linden Sunrise River Press (January 21, 2010)

An analysis of what's wrong with the US healthcare system, solutions and what other countries have reformed their systems.


ObamaCare Survival Guide: The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You and Your Healthcare

by Nick J. Tate Humanix Books (February 01, 2012)

When President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, he handed Americans one of the most sweeping pieces of social legislation in U.S. history. Now that the Supreme Court has upheld...


Inventing Pollution

by Peter Thorsheim Ohio University Press (April 16, 2018)

Going as far back as the thirteenth century, Britons mined and burned coal. Britain’s supremacy in the nineteenth century depended in large part on its vast deposits of coal, which powered industry, warmed...


U.S. Public Health Policy

by Immanuel Azaad Moonesar Chartridge Books Oxford (October 01, 2013)

This publication Examines health policy in the United States, which reflects authoritative decisions and the process of decision-making, carried out at the federal, state, and local levels, which affect personal...


Alternative Models of Sports Development in America

by B. David Ridpath & Tom Farrey Ohio University Press (January 16, 2018)

In the United States, the entanglement of sports and education has persisted for over a century. Multimillion-dollar high school football stadiums, college coaches whose salaries are many times those of their...


Solving the American Healthcare Crisis

by Robert Cerfolio BusinessGhost, Inc. (December 04, 2017)

The mutual distrust between Democrats and Republicans seems to have affected every topic of our healthcare system. The focus of conversation circles politics rather than finding innovative solutions to providing...


Time for Health Education

by Kaarina Määttä & Satu Uusiautti Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2014)

Health and healthy life styles are something that we all would like to induce in our youths and children. This book provides a new perspective for health education. It represents Finnish ideas and solutions...


Dementia and Subjectivity / Demenz und Subjektivitaet

by Sara Strauß, Leonie Süwolto & Daniela Ringkamp Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (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...


Health Communication

by Do Kyun Kim, Arvind Singhal & Gary L. Kreps Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 15, 2013)

Promotion of healthy behaviors and prevention of disease are inextricably linked to cultural understandings of health and well-being. Health communication scholarship and practice can substantially and strategically...


The Fat Pedagogy Reader

by Erin Cameron & Constance Russell Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 14, 2016)

Over the past decade, concerns about a global «obesity epidemic» have flourished. Public health messages around physical activity, fitness, and nutrition permeate society despite significant evidence disputing...


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...


Achieving Access

by Joseph Harris ILR Press (August 09, 2017)

At a time when the world’s wealthiest nations struggle to make health care and medicine available to everyone, why do resource-constrained countries make costly commitments to universal health coverage and...


Prescription for the People

by Fran Quigley ILR Press (November 15, 2017)

In Prescription for the People, Fran Quigley diagnoses our inability to get medicines to the people who need them and then prescribes the cure. He delivers a clear and convincing argument for a complete shift...


Healthcare Economics Made Easy, second edition

by Daniel Jackson Scion Publishing (July 15, 2017)

First edition Highly Commended in the BMA Medical Book Awards 2013!

Here’s what the judges said: "This is one of the few textbooks I would suggest every clinician reads.”

From reviews of the first edition:...


Reverse Innovation in Health Care

by Vijay Govindarajan & Ravi Ramamurti Harvard Business Review Press (June 19, 2018)

Health care in the United States and other nations is on a collision course with patient needs and economic reality. For more than a decade, leading thinkers including Michael Porter and Clayton Christensen...


The Challenge to Change

by Rebecca Kolins Givan ILR Press (August 19, 2016)

There is constant pressure on hospitals to improve health care delivery and increase cost effectiveness. New initiatives are the order of the day in the dramatically different health care systems of the United...


Curing Medicare

by Andy Lazris & Shannon Brownlee ILR Press (May 19, 2016)

Andy Lazris, MD, is a practicing primary care physician who experiences the effects of Medicare policy on a daily basis. As a result, he believes that the way we care for our elderly has taken a wrong turn and...


The big squeeze

by Handel E. Reynolds ILR Press (July 12, 2012)

In 2009, an influential panel of medical experts ignited a controversy when they recommended that most women should not begin routine mammograms to screen for breast cancer until the age of fifty, reversing...


Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine

by Terry L. Leap ILR Press (March 17, 2011)

U.S. health care is a $2.5 trillion system that accounts for more than 17 percent of the nation's GDP. It is also highly susceptible to fraud. Estimates vary, but some observers believe that as much as 10 percent...


Healing Together

by Thomas A. Kochan, Adrienne E. Eaton, Robert B. McKersie & Paul S. Adler ILR Press (September 15, 2013)

Kaiser Permanente is the largest managed care organization in the country. It also happens to have the largest and most complex labor-management partnership ever created in the United States. This book tells...


Differential Diagnoses

by Paul V. Dutton ILR Press (November 07, 2012)

Although the United States spends 16 percent of its gross domestic product on health care, more than 46 million people have no insurance coverage, while one in four Americans report difficulty paying for medical...


Out of Practice

by Frederick M. Barken ILR Press (March 03, 2011)

Primary care medicine, as we know and remember it, is in crisis. While policymakers, government administrators, and the health insurance industry pay lip service to the personal relationship between physician...


Global Health Programs and Partnerships

by Jessica Farley, Allison Osterman, Stephen E. Hawes & Keith Martin et al. Center for Strategic & International Studies (March 22, 2016)

Academic global health programs are proliferating, and global health partnerships between North American academic institutions and institutions in low- and middle-income countries are steadily increasing. This...


The Riddle of Malnutrition

by Jennifer Tappan Ohio University Press (June 19, 2017)

More than ten million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition globally each year. In Uganda, longstanding efforts to understand, treat, and then prevent the condition initially served to medicalize it,...


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...


Tuberculosis—A Complex Health Threat

by Phillip Nieburg, Talia Dubovi & Sahil Angelo Center for Strategic & International Studies (April 16, 2015)

The pervasiveness of global tuberculosis (TB) poses a particular set of challenges to policymakers. In order to make the necessary strategic decisions, it is essential to understand how the disease works and...


What's In, What's Out

by Amanda Glassman, Ursula Giedion & Peter C. Smith Center for Global Development (October 10, 2017)

Vaccinate children against deadly pneumococcal disease, or pay for cardiac patients to undergo lifesaving surgery? Cover the costs of dialysis for kidney patients, or channel the money toward preventing the...


The Body Politic

by Jonathan D. Moreno Bellevue Literary Press (October 11, 2011)

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year and Scientific American Book Club selection

“Moreno pulls apart the debates on eugenics, abortion, end-of-life decisions, embryonic stem-cell research, reproductive cloning,...


Bodies in a Broken World

by Ann Folwell Stanford The University of North Carolina Press (July 21, 2004)

In this multidisciplinary study, Ann Folwell Stanford reads literature written by U.S. women of color to propose a rethinking of modern medical practice, arguing that personal health and social justice are inextricably...


Hazards of the Job

by Christopher C. Sellers The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Hazards of the Job explores the roots of modern environmentalism in the early-twentieth-century United States. It was in the workplace of this era, argues Christopher Sellers, that our contemporary understanding...


The Citizen Patient

by Nortin M. Hadler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (April 01, 2013)

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


Pharmacopolitics

by Arthur A. Daemmrich The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2005)

Advocates of rapid access to medicines and critics fearful of inadequate testing both argue that globalization will supersede national medical practices and result in the easy transfer of pharmaceuticals around...


The African AIDS Epidemic

by John Iliffe Ohio University Press (February 15, 2005)

This history of the African AIDS epidemic is a much-needed, accessibly written historical account of the most serious epidemiological catastrophe of modern times. The African AIDS Epidemic: A History answers...


The Facey Romford Papers. Days in The Life of the NHS

by Facey Romford Edward Everett Root (April 28, 2016)

This unusual, witty, satirical, pseudonymous, controversial and very pointed work gathers together the 50 episodes which were originally published on the famous and widely-read nhsManagers.net eletter run by...


Lethal Decisions

by Arthur J. Ammann Vanderbilt University Press (February 21, 2017)

This first-person account by one of the pioneers of HIV/AIDS research chronicles the interaction among the pediatric HIV/AIDS community, regulatory bodies, governments, and activists over more than three decades....


Researching Corporations and Global Health Governance

by Kelley Lee & Benjamin Hawkins Rowman & Littlefield International (December 12, 2016)

The profound changes to the world economy since the late twentieth century have been characterised by a growth in the number and size of transnational corporations. In this context, there is now increasing evidence...


Case Studies on Corporations and Global Health Governance

by Nora Kenworthy, Ross Mackenzie & Kelley Lee Rowman & Littlefield International (July 18, 2016)

There is growing evidence of the wide-ranging impacts of corporations in selected industries on global patterns of health and disease. However, limited analysis has been undertaken of the increasing corporate...


Synthetic Biology: Science, Business, and Policy

by Lewis D. Solomon Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

"[Solomon] presents a policy framework for self-regulation of the promising new field of synthetic biology . . . The volume begins with background chapters on scientific explanations of the origins of life,...


Activists and Advocates: Toronto's Health Department 1883-1983

by Heather MacDougall Dundurn (January 06, 1990)

From horse manure to hippies and small pox to AIDS, Toronto's Health Department's staff have established and maintained standards of environmental cleanliness and communicable disease control procedures that...


Medical Technology in Japan: The Politics of Regulation

by Christa Altenstetter Transaction Publishers (August 31, 2014)

Compared to its American and European counterparts, Japan lags in adopting innovative medical devices and making new treatments and procedures available. Christa Altenstetter examines the contextual conditions...