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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

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 this

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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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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. ...

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And the Band Played On

Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic

by Randy Shilts

<div>A masterpiece of investigative reporting, And the Band Played On is the definitive history of the spread of AIDS throughout the USA in the 1980's. Randy Shilts was employed by the 'The San Francisco Chronicle' to cover gay issues in 1981, ...

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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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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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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 ...

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Body Respect

What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight

by Linda Bacon & Lucy Aphramor

<div><B>Mainstream health science has let you down.</B><BR><BR>Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies and fatness is not a death sentence.<BR><BR>You’ve heard it before: there’s a global ...

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Born With a Junk Food Deficiency

How Flaks, Quacks, and Hacks Pimp the Public Health

by Martha Rosenberg

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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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

<span><span>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 ...

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Children as Caregivers

The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia

by Dr. Jean Hunleth

<DIV>In Zambia, due to the rise of tuberculosis and the closely connected HIV epidemic, a large number of children have experienced the illness or death of at least one parent. <I>Children as Caregivers</I> examines how well intentioned ...

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Communities Creating Health: What Would Happen If the Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Health Interventions Became Something We Do with Communities Rather than to Them?

by Pritpal Tamber, Bridget B. Kelly, Leigh Carroll & others

<p>People want to lead satisfying lives, and that includes feeling well. Health as defined by medicine is only part of feeling well, and yet the overwhelming majority of our society’s health investments go to the health care sector for clinical ...

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Communities of Health Care Justice

by Charlene Galarneau

<DIV>The factions debating health care reform in the United States have gravitated toward one of two positions: that just health care is an individual responsibility or that it must be regarded as a national concern. Both arguments overlook a ...

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Contesting Intersex

The Dubious Diagnosis

by Georgiann Davis

<div><a href="http://bit.ly/2kqBURf">Watch Georgiann Davis in National Geographic's <em>Gender Revolution</em> documentary with Katie Couric</a></div> <div> </div> <div><strong>A personal, compelling perspective on how medical diagnoses can ...

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Dealing with Madness: A Brief History of Western Approaches

by Annie Southern

<p>From the time of the ancient Greeks to the twenty-first century, the history of Western approaches towards ‘madness’ is a history of attempting to classify symptoms, name disorders, house the &apos;mad&apos;, care for the distressed, cure ...

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Disability Research Today: International Perspectives

by Shakespeare, Tom

<P>Grouped around four central themes - illness and impairment, disabling processes, care and control, and communication and representations - this collection offers a fresh perspective on disability research, showing how theory and data can be ...

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Disability, Deformity, and Disease in the Grimms' Fairy Tales

by Ann Schmiesing

Although dozens of disabled characters appear in the Grimms’ <i>Children’s and Household Tales</i>, the issue of disability in their collection has remained largely unexplored by scholars. In <i>Disability, Deformity, and Disease in the Grimms’ ...

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