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Multidisciplinary public health: Understanding the development of the modern workforce

by Wright, Jenny & Sim, Fiona Policy Press (July 30, 2014)

A lively and comprehensive review of policy change in England, making useful comparisons with the rest of the UK. It includes the voices of key protagonists in the development of the public health workforce....


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)

Overdosed America reveals the greed and corruption that drive health care costs skyward and now threaten the public health. Before you see a doctor, you should read this book.” —Eric Schlosser, author...


How to Survive a Pandemic

by M.D. Michael Faclm Greger Flatiron Books (May 25, 2020)

A vital, timely text on the viruses that cause pandemics and how to face them, by the New York Times bestselling author of How Not to Die.

From tuberculosis to bird flu and HIV to coronavirus, these infectious...


Dying of Whiteness

by Jonathan M. Metzl Basic Books (March 04, 2019)

A physician reveals how right-wing backlash policies have mortal consequences -- even for the white voters they promise to help

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Esquire and the Boston Globe

In...


A Terrible Thing to Waste

by Harriet A. Washington Little, Brown and Company (July 22, 2019)

A "powerful and indispensable" (Gerald Markowitz) look at the devastating consequences of environmental racism -- and what we can do to remedy its toxic effects on marginalized communities.

Did you know...

  • Middle-class...


Prescription for the Future

by Ezekiel J. Emanuel PublicAffairs (June 05, 2017)

How can America's healthcare system be transformed to provide consistently higher-quality and lower-cost care? Nothing else in healthcare matters more.

Prescription for the Future identifies some standout medical...


Mistreated

by Robert Pearl PublicAffairs (May 01, 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...


The Truth About Fat

by Anthony Warner Oneworld Publications (January 10, 2019)

Most people try out diets just to see if they work. One friend cuts out sugar, a second cuts out fat. Another mumbles something about gut microbes. Even scientists still seem to be arguing about what causes...


The Health of Nations

by Karen Bartlett Oneworld Publications (March 02, 2017)

‘Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.’ - Jonas Salk, inventor of one of the first successful polio vaccines

No one will die of smallpox again…...


One by One by One

by Aaron Berkowitz & Michael David Axtell HarperAudio (June 02, 2020)

In the spirit of Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains, and joining the ranks of works by Bryan Stevenson, Matthew Desmond, Abraham Verghese and Oliver Sachs, the inspiring story of a young American neurologist's...


Deadliest Enemy

by Michael T. Osterholm, Mark Olshaker & Jamie Renell Little, Brown & Company (March 14, 2017)

A leading epidemiologist shares his "powerful and necessary" (Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone) stories from the front lines of our war on infectious diseases and explains how to prepare for global epidemics...


Dying of Whiteness

by Jonathan M. Metzl & Jamie Renell Basic Books (March 26, 2019)

A physician reveals how right-wing backlash policies have mortal consequences -- even for the white voters they promise to help

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Esquire and the Boston Globe

In...


Troubled Water

by Seth M. Siegel Thomas Dunne Books (October 01, 2019)

New York Times bestselling author Seth M. Siegel shows how our drinking water got contaminated, what it may be doing to us, and what we must do to make it safe.

If you thought America's drinking water problems...


Changing Birth in the Andes

by Lucia Guerra-Reyes Vanderbilt University Press (July 15, 2019)

In 1997, when the author began research in Peru, she observed a profound disconnect between the birth care desires of health personnel and those of indigenous women. Midwives and doctors would plead with her...


A Good Position for Birth

by Aminata Maraesa Vanderbilt University Press (November 23, 2018)

In order to understand the local realities of health and development initiatives undertaken to reduce maternal and infant mortality, the author accompanied rural health nurses as they traveled to villages accessible...


The HPV Vaccine On Trial

by Mary Holland, Kim Mack Rosenberg & Eileen Iorio Skyhorse (September 25, 2018)

A Groundbreaking Guide to the HPV Vaccine and the Science, Safety, and Business Behind It

Cancer strikes fear in people’s hearts around globe. So the appearance of a vaccine to prevent cancer–as we are assured...


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...


How to End the Autism Epidemic

by J.B. Handley Chelsea Green Publishing (September 19, 2018)

In How to End the Autism Epidemic, Generation Rescue’s co-founder J.B. Handley offers a compelling, science-based explanation of what’s causing the autism epidemic, the lies that enable its perpetuation,...


Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness

by Thomas Cowan & Sally Fallon Morell Chelsea Green Publishing (August 14, 2018)

One Doctor’s Surprising Answer to the Epidemic of Autoimmunity and Chronic Disease

Over the past fifty years, rates of autoimmunity and chronic disease have exploded: currently 1 in 2.5 American children has...


Promoting Worker Health

by Nortin M. Hadler, M.D. & Stephen P. Carter The University of North Carolina Press (June 13, 2018)

In this extended essay, Nortin M. Hadler and Stephen P. Carter introduce a new approach to reforming the American health-care system--a plan they call the Universal Workers' Compensation Model (UWCM). Drawing...


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 Sober Revolution

by Joseph Bohling Cornell University Press (December 15, 2018)

Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne. The names of these and other French wine regions bring to mind time-honored agricultural and vinicultural practices. Yet the link between wine and place, in French known as terroir,...


The End of Epidemics

by Dr. Jonathan D. Quick & Bronwyn Fryer St. Martin's Press (January 29, 2018)

"Jonathan Quick offers a compelling and intensely readable plan to prevent worldwide infectious outbreaks. The End of Epidemics is essential reading for those who might be affected by a future pandemic--that...


Slow at Work

by Aoife McElwain Gill Books (December 29, 2017)

The way we work has changed. We need new tools to help navigate this world of work – not only to achieve career success, but to stay sane while doing so – and this book can be one of them.

Our jobs can become...


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 Ginzburg, 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...


Smell Detectives

by Melanie A. Kiechle & Paul S. Sutter University of Washington Press (July 10, 2017)

What did nineteenth-century cities smell like? And how did odors matter in the formation of a modern environmental consciousness? Smell Detectives follows the nineteenth-century Americans who used their noses...


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...