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A Darkened House

Cholera in Nineteenth-Century Canada

by Geoffrey Bilson

<p>From its first appearance in 1832 until the last scares of 1871, cholera aroused fear in British North America. The disease killed 20,000 people and its psychological effects were enormous. Cholera unsettled governments, undermined the ...

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A Journey With Alzheimer's

by Brenda L Golden

<p>A non-fiction, in-depth narrative, that chronicles the intertwined lives of father and daughter (the author) in twenty years of dealing with the effects of Alzheimer's disease.  Included is the gradual moving from parent/child relationship to

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A Single Swim

by Kristina Circelli

<p>On August 13th, 2011, sixteen-year-old Courtney Nash passed away after contracting Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba that lurks in warm waters. This is her story.</p><p>A Single Swim follows Courtney&apos;s life and death, while taking

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A Town Called Asbestos

Environmental Contamination, Health, and Resilience in a Resource Community

by Jessica van Horssen

<p>For decades, manufacturers from around the world relied on asbestos from the town of Asbestos, Quebec, to produce fire-retardant products. Then, over time, people learned about the mineral’s devastating effects on human health. Dependent on ...

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Addiction

From Suffering to Solution

by Dr. Joseph Bradley

In Addiction: From Suffering to Solution Dr. Joseph J. Bradley, M.S., D.C., DACACD shares the heart-wrenching and compelling story of his own daughter’s journey through addiction and eventual recovery. He then presents his in-depth knowledge of ...

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Addiction and Opiates

by Alfred R. Lindesmith

<p>This classic study is concerned with addiction to opiate-type drugs and their synthetic equivalents. Lindesmith proposes and systematically elaborates a rational, general theoretical account of the nature of the experiences which generate the

ISBN: 9781351534000

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African Americans at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice [2 volumes]

Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice

by Glenn L. Starks

<p>With all of the progress African Americans have made, they still face many risks that threaten the entire race or place segments in jeopardy of survival. This work examines the widespread problem and suggests solutions.</p><p>• Examines ...

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Alcohol and Other Drugs: Guidance and activities

by National Children's Bureau, National Ch

This activity pack will equip practitioners and policy makers with resources to improve young people's understanding of issues relating to alcohol and other drugs, and encourage young people's involvement in policy and practice development. ...

ISBN: 9781907969799

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Alcohol, Drinking, Drunkenness

(Dis)Orderly Spaces

by Mark Jayne & Gill Valentine

<p>While disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, politics, social policy and the health and medical sciences have a tradition of exploring the centrality of alcohol, drinking and drunkenness to people's lives, geographers have only ...

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Antiretroviral Treatment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Prospects

by Fetene, Tizazu

The introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in middle and low income countries is arguably one of the most meaningful outcomes recorded in the fight against HIV and AIDS. A record number of some 6.2 million people living with HIV and AIDS ...

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Assisted Reproduction Across Borders

Feminist Perspectives on Normalizations, Disruptions and Transmissions

by Merete Lie & Nina Lykke

<p>Today, it often seems as though Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) have reached a stage of normalization, at least in some countries and among certain social groups. Apparently some practices – for example in vitro fertilization (IVF) ...

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Asylum Bound

by Stuart Townsend

<p>“God! Has it come to this?” Meet Grace, white-haired, with dementia, being admitted to the daunting asylum with an unwelcome introduction from the student nurse. Then Percy, the crystal radio buff, with depression. Here is Harry, the Japanese

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Beyond Obamacare

Life, Death, and Social Policy

by James S. House

<div> <p>Health care spending in the United States today is approaching 20 percent of GDP, yet levels of U.S. population health have been declining for decades relative to other wealthy and even some developing nations. How is it possible that ...

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Beyond Powerful

Your Chronic Illness is Not Your Kryptonite

by Lala Jackson

Achieve anything you want while living with chronic illness.</p> Are you frustrated by being constantly sidelined by your health? Do you feel like every time you dig into a project your chronic disease gets in the way? Do you worry that living ...

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Blood Sugar

Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America

by Anthony Ryan Hatch

<DIV><P>Why do African Americans have exceptionally high rates of hypertension, diabetes, and obesity? Is it their genes? Their disease-prone culture? Their poor diets? Such racist explanations for racial inequalities in metabolic health have ...

ISBN: 9781452950075

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Bodies and Suffering

Emotions and Relations of Care

by Ana Dragojlovic & Alex Broom

<p>This book is a critical response to a range of problems – some theoretical, others empirical – that shape questions surrounding the lived experience of suffering. It explores how moral and ethical questions of personal suffering are ...

ISBN: 9781317504375

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Bodily Exchanges, Bioethics and Border Crossing

Perspectives on Giving, Selling and Sharing Bodies

by Erik Malmqvist & Kristin Zeiler

<p>Medical therapy, research and technology enable us to make our bodies, or parts of them, available to others in an increasing number of ways. This is the case in organ, tissue, egg and sperm donation as well as in surrogate motherhood and ...

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Born With a Junk Food Deficiency

How Flaks, Quacks, and Hacks Pimp the Public Health

by Martha Rosenberg

<p>This hard-hitting exposé blows the lid off of everything you thought you knew about Big Pharma and Big Food. What goes on behind the scenes in these industries is more suspicious, more devious, more disreputable than you could have ever ...

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Calling the Shots

Why Parents Reject Vaccines

by Jennifer A. Reich

<p><em>Honorable Mention, 2017 ESS Mirra Komarovsky Book Award presented by the Eastern Sociological Society</em></p> <p><em>Outstanding Book Award for the Section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity presented by the American ...

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Case Studies on Corporations and Global Health Governance

Impacts, Influence and Accountability

by Nora Kenworthy, Ross MacKenzie, Lecturer in Health Studies, Macquarie University, Australia & Kelley Lee, Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Simon Fraser University

<p>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 involvement in collective action ...

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