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Ebola: Story of an Outbreak

by Laurie Garrett Hachette Books (November 18, 2014)

Where does Ebola originate? How does it spread? And what should governments do to stop it? Few people understand the answers to these questions better than Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Laurie Garrett.

In...


AIDS as an International Political Issue: A Selection from AIDS Between Science and Politics

by Peter Piot & Laurence Garey Columbia University Press (September 02, 2014)

Peter Piot, founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), reports on the influence of civil society in international relations and traditional partisan divides. AIDS...


False Hopes

by Daniel Callahan Simon & Schuster (April 10, 1998)

This ground-breaking book by one of the nation's leading experts on medical ethics, Daniel Callahan, traces the root cause of America's health-care crisis not to inefficient organization or waste, but rather...


The Case against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There

by Spedding Micklem, Paul Connett, James Beck & Albert W. Burgstahler Chelsea Green Publishing (October 07, 2010)

When the U.S. Public Health Service endorsed water fluoridation in 1950, there was little evidence of its safety. Now, six decades later and after most countries have rejected the practice, more than 70 percent...


Promoting School Readiness and Early Learning: Implications of Developmental Research for Practice

by Michel Boivin & Karen L. Bierman The Guilford Press (September 26, 2013)

Grounded in cutting-edge developmental research, this book examines what school readiness entails and how it can be improved. Compelling longitudinal findings are presented on the benefits of early intervention...


Bodies, Politics, and African Healing: The Matter of Maladies in Tanzania

by Stacey A. Langwick Indiana University Press (June 23, 2011)

This subtle and powerful ethnography examines African healing and its relationship to medical science. Stacey A. Langwick investigates the practices of healers in Tanzania who confront the most intractable illnesses...


Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health

by Laurie Garrett Hachette Books (May 10, 2011)

"On par with Rachel Carson's Silent Spring ... This chilling exploration of the decline of public health should be taken seriously by leaders and policymakers around the world."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review...


Mass Mediated Disease: A Case Study Analysis of Three Flu Pandemics and Public Health Policy

by Debra E. Blakely Lexington Books (June 15, 2006)

Mass Mediated Disease focuses on the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918, the Asian influenza pandemic of 1957, and the Hong Kong influenza pandemic of 1968, by discussing news stories reported by the New York...


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...


Overdosed America

by Dr. John Abramson Harper Perennial (March 05, 2013)

Using the examples of Vioxx, Celebrex, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and anti-depressants, Overdosed America shows that at the heart of the current crisis in American medicine lies the commercialization...


A Doctor's Quest: The Struggle for Mother and Child Health Around the Globe

by Gretchen Roedde & John Evans Dundurn (September 08, 2012)

Dr. Gretchen Roedde tells the stories of the hopes of village women in the developing world struggling to give birth safely. A Doctor's Quest analyzes the slow progress in global maternal health, contrasting...


It’s Only Blood

by Anna Dahlqvist & Alice E. Olsson Zed Books (May 15, 2018)

Across the world, 2 billion people experience menstruation, yet menstruation is seen as a mark of shame. We are told not to discuss it in public, that tampons and sanitary pads should be hidden away, the blood...


The End of Epidemics

by Dr. Jonathan D. Quick & Bronwyn Fryer St. Martin's Press (January 30, 2018)

"Dr. Quick’s urgent message makes one hope that this book will reach a huge audience and that its exhortations will be acted on everywhere." - Meredith Wadman, The Wall Street Journal

A leading doctor offers...


Pharmocracy II

by William Faloon Axios Press (December 01, 2017)

Our healthcare system is irretrievably broken, and now is devastating the US financially. Pharmocracy II, like its predecessor Pharmocracy, uncovers egregious FDA incompetence, abuse, and corruption. It shows...


Sedation, Suicide, and the Limits of Ethics

by James A. Dunson Iii Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

In this book, James Dunson explores end-of-life ethics including physician-assisted suicide and continuous sedation. He argues that ethical debates currently ignore the experience of the dying patient in an...


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...


Antibiotics – Are They Curing Us or Killing Us?

by John McKenna Gill Books (September 12, 2014)

Antibiotics: Are they curing us or killing us?

Without urgent, co-ordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have...


Understanding West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic

by Ibrahim Abdullah & Ismail Rashid Zed Books (October 15, 2017)

  • The first book-length study of Ebola to consider the wider social, economic and political context of the epidemic.
  • Brings together experts from a wide array of disciplines, including development studies, epidemiology,...


Stigma Syndemics

by Merrill Singer, Shir Lerman, Bayla Ostrach & Elaine M. Bennett et al. Lexington Books (September 07, 2017)

Central to this volume, and critical to its unique creative significance and contribution, is the conceptual unification of syndemics and stigma. Syndemics theory is increasingly recognized in social science...


Public Health Nursing

by American Nurses Association Nursesbooks (August 26, 2013)

Health care in the U.S. is in the throes of shifting its emphasis from an illness care system to one focused on health promotion and disease prevention. The convergence of multiple economic, political, and social...


Uncivilised Genes

by Gustav Milne Independent Thinking Press (August 31, 2017)

In Uncivilised Genes: Human Evolution and the Urban Paradox, Gustav Milne explores how we can reconfigure our lifestyles and urban environments, based on an understanding of our prehistoric past, in order to...


Zika

by Debora Diniz & Diane Grosklaus Whitty Zed Books (September 15, 2017)

  • The first frontline account of the Zika epidemic. 
  • Much of the coverage of Zika has been alarmist, and focussed on the risks posed to affluent Americans and Olympic athletes. This book corrects this by looking...


Mercury, Mining, and Empire: The Human and Ecological Cost of Colonial Silver Mining in the Andes

by Nicholas A. Robins Indiana University Press (July 25, 2011)

On the basis of an examination of the colonial mercury and silver production processes and related labor systems, Mercury, Mining, and Empire explores the effects of mercury pollution in colonial Huancavelica,...


Food Philosophy

by Ryan D. Gable Neely Worldwide Publishing (July 06, 2017)

Ryan Gable is a radio host and author who has been a long-time advocate of moderation in all aspects of life.  His path in life has led to discoveries which run counter to what is considered "normal" in today's...


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...


Legacy of the Crossing: Life, Death, and Triumph among the Descendants of the World's Largest Forced Migration

by Thomas A. LaVeist Diasporic Africa Press (July 23, 2017)

International Conference on Health in the African Diaspora (ICHAD) was a multidisciplinary conference that explored the health condition of African descendants and what could be done to improve their health...


Health and Medical Geography, Fourth Edition

by Michael Emch, Elisabeth Dowling Root & Margaret Carrel The Guilford Press (February 02, 2017)

Why are rainfall, carcinogens, and primary care physicians distributed unevenly over space? The fourth edition of the leading text in the field has been updated and reorganized to cover the latest developments...


Governing Habits

by Eugene Raikhel Cornell University Press (October 19, 2016)

Critics of narcology—as addiction medicine is called in Russia—decry it as being "backward," hopelessly behind contemporary global medical practices in relation to addiction and substance abuse, and assume...


Hoping to Help

by Judith N. Lasker ILR Press (January 29, 2016)

Overseas volunteering has exploded in numbers and interest in the last couple of decades. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people travel from wealthier to poorer countries to participate in short-term volunteer...


Divining without Seeds

by Iruka N. Okeke ILR Press (January 06, 2011)

Infectious disease is the most common cause of illness and death in Africa, yet health practitioners routinely fail to identify causative microorganisms in most patients. As a result, patients often do not receive...


Black Lung

by Alan Derickson Cornell University Press (April 11, 2014)

In the definitive history of a twentieth-century public health disaster, Alan Derickson recounts how, for decades after methods of prevention were known, hundreds of thousands of American miners suffered and...


The World Health Organization between north and south

by Nitsan Chorev Cornell University Press (May 01, 2012)

Since 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched numerous programs aimed at improving health conditions around the globe, ranging from efforts to eradicate smallpox to education programs about the...


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...


Transgender Sex Work and Society

by Larry Nuttbrock Harrington Park Press, LLC (November 07, 2017)

This is the only book that systematically examines transgender sex work in the United States and globally. Bringing together perspectives from a rich range of disciplines and experiences, it is an invaluable...


Crisis as an Opportunity

by Richard Edwards, Julia Mirsky, Roni Kaufman & Amos Avgar UPA (October 16, 2011)

Natural and human-made disasters appear to be increasing in frequency and scope, commanding extensive media attention. Growing sensitivity to issues of preparedness and community response has created a greater...


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...


Her Health, Her Lifetime, Our World

by Helene Gayle & John Hammergren Center for Strategic & International Studies (April 01, 2017)

CSIS launched the Task Force on Women’s and Family Health in the belief that there is an exceptional opportunity—and pressing need—for U.S. leadership in this critical area. The Task Force has generated...


Prescription for the Future

by Ezekiel J. Emanuel PublicAffairs (June 06, 2017)

Author, physician, and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel is one of our country's leading thinkers on healthcare reform. In Prescription for the Future, he delineates how physicians, practices, hospitals, and health...


Mistreated

by Robert Pearl PublicAffairs (May 02, 2017)

The biggest problem in American health care is us

Do you know how to tell good health care from bad health care? Guess again. As patients, we wrongly assume the "best" care is dependent mainly on the newest medications,...


The End of a Global Pox

by Bob H. Reinhardt The University of North Carolina Press (June 24, 2015)

By the mid-twentieth century, smallpox had vanished from North America and Europe but continued to persist throughout Africa, Asia, and South America. In 1965, the United States joined an international effort...


Infectious Fear

by Samuel Kelton Roberts Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (April 30, 2009)

For most of the first half of the twentieth century, tuberculosis ranked among the top three causes of mortality among urban African Americans. Often afflicting an entire family or large segments of a neighborhood,...


Examining Tuskegee

by Susan M. Reverby The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2009)

The forty-year Tuskegee Syphilis Study, which took place in and around Tuskegee, Alabama, from the 1930s through the 1970s, has become a profound metaphor for medical racism, government malfeasance, and physician...


Colonizing Leprosy

by Michelle T. Moran The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

By comparing institutions in Hawai'i and Louisiana designed to incarcerate individuals with a highly stigmatized disease, Colonizing Leprosy provides an innovative study of the complex relationship between U.S....


Mary Breckinridge

by Melanie Beals Goan The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

In 1925 Mary Breckinridge (1881-1965) founded the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS), a public health organization in eastern Kentucky providing nurses on horseback to reach families who otherwise would not receive...


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 Cult and Science of Public Health: A Sociological Investigation

by Kevin Dew Berghahn Books (February 01, 2012)

In contemporary manifestations of public health rituals and events, people are being increasingly united around what they hold in common-their material being and humanity. As a cult of humanity, public health...


AIDS in Asia

by Susan Hunter St. Martin's Press (June 02, 2015)

AIDS in Asia provides a thorough introduction to the social and economic issues surrounding the AIDS epidemic in Asia including:

* Geographic obstacles to health care

* Gender inequality and human trafficking...


Getting Risk Right: Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks

by Geoffrey C. Kabat Columbia University Press (November 22, 2016)

Do cell phones cause brain cancer? Does BPA threaten our health? How safe are certain dietary supplements, especially those containing exotic herbs or small amounts of toxic substances? What role does HPV play...


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...