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The Criminalization Of Medicine

Author : Ronald T. Libby
ISBN : 0313345465
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Describes how and why doctors have become political scapegoats, subject to "witch hunts and commando-style raids" by law enforcement, why society has let this happen and what can be done to end this unjust "war" on doctors.

The Pain Detective

Author : Hillel M. Finestone
ISBN : 9780313359934
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Sure to be welcomed by the thousands suffering persistent pain, this volume explores what physicians often ignore--how psychological and social issues can influence health, illness, pain, and recovery. * 8 illustrations

Understanding The High Functioning Alcoholic

Author : Sarah Allen Benton
ISBN : 9780313352805
Genre : Medical
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This volume spotlights the thinking of millions of "successful" people who excel in other ways, but remain powerless against and under the control of alcohol.

An Introduction To Botanical Medicines

Author : Antoine Al-Achi
ISBN : 9780313350092
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This book offers the most current research and scientific evidence on the benefits and risks of botanical medicines, presented in reader-friendly language.

When The Diagnosis Is Multiple Sclerosis

Author : Kym Orsetti Furney
ISBN : 0275994686
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author offers help and hope to those suffering from multiple sclerosis as she relates her own experiences dealing with the disease.

Understanding The Dangers Of Cesarean Birth Making Informed Decisions

Author : Nicette Jukelevics
ISBN : 9780275999070
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Cesarean delivery - childbirth through an incision in the mother's lower abdomen - is now the most common major surgical procedure performed in the United States. No one argues over the fact that it can be a life-saving procedure when the baby or mother is at risk. But for almost three decades in this nation, cesarean deliveries have increased, without substantially better outcomes for babies or mothers. Experts warn that up to 50 percent of the more than 1 million C-sections performed here each year are unnecessary. And that is where Nicette Jukelevics, a certified childbirth educator, researcher and writer, steps in with this book. Jukelevics aims to give women the insights they need to make an informed decision about whether natural or C-section birth is best for them and their babies. She explains when C-sections are necessary, and when they are not needed. She also addresses the overuse and misuse of medical procedures that can complicate labor and lead to C-sections, as well as reasons doctors may support or suggest C-sections, including outdated medical information, fear of liability, and economic advantages measured in doctors' time. This work also examines midwifery practices shown to safely reduce cesarean deliveries, but ignored or resisted by hospitals. Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth will interest not only expectant and future parents, but also to students and scholars of women's health, nursing, and public health.

A Guide To Weight Loss Surgery

Author : Rhonda L. Hamilton
ISBN : PSU:000065207642
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"Traditional weight-loss programs such as diet, exercise, and pharmaceuticals, are only effective for significant and sustained weight loss for about 10 percent of all people who try. The results are even more dismal for the obese aiming to lose 50, 75, or more pounds. Yet, the health of these individuals lies in the balance, because obesity or morbid obesity (100 pounds or more overweight by medical standards) increases by 50 to 100 percent the risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and certain cancers. Weight-loss surgery is effective in bringing 80 percent of obese people to or close to average weight for their height, explains Dr. Hamilton, an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Even more impressive, most sustain that weight loss for at least 10 years." "Hamilton doesn't perform such surgeries, but this Tufts-educated doctor has more than general medical insight. She had the surgery herself six years ago, reducing from the size 20 she was then to the size 8 she is now." "In A Guide to Weight Loss Surgery, Hamilton makes clear the rewards, and the risks, of surgery that reduces stomach size or removes a piece of the intestine so calories cannot be absorbed. Her book includes interviews with previously obese males and females who've had the surgery, as well as descriptions of the procedures, recovery times, costs, and insurance issues."--BOOK JACKET.

Living Gently In A Violent World

Author : Stanley Hauerwas
ISBN : 9780830878284
Genre : Religion
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How are Christians to live in a violent and wounded world? Rather than contending for privilege by wielding power and authority, we can witness prophetically from a position of weakness. The church has much to learn from an often overlooked community--those with disabilities. In this fascinating book, theologian Stanley Hauerwas collaborates with Jean Vanier, founder of the worldwide L'Arche communities. For many years, Hauerwas has reflected on the lives of people with disability, the political significance of community, and how the experience of disability addresses the weaknesses and failures of liberal society. And L'Arche provides a unique model of inclusive community that is underpinned by a deep spirituality and theology. Together, Vanier and Hauerwas carefully explore the contours of a countercultural community that embodies a different way of being and witnesses to a new order--one marked by radical forms of gentleness, peacemaking and faithfulness. The authors' explorations shed light on what it means to be human and how we are to live. The robust voice of Hauerwas and the gentle words of Vanier offer a synergy of ideas that, if listened to carefully, will lead the church to a fresh practicing of peace, love and friendship. This invigorating conversation is for everyday Christians who desire to live faithfully in a world that is violent and broken.

Between Prohibition And Legalization

Author : Ed Leuw
ISBN : 9062991033
Genre : Political Science
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Author : Adele E. Clarke
ISBN : 9780822391258
Genre : Social Science
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The rise of Western scientific medicine fully established the medical sector of the U.S. political economy by the end of the Second World War, the first “social transformation of American medicine.” Then, in an ongoing process called medicalization, the jurisdiction of medicine began expanding, redefining certain areas once deemed moral, social, or legal problems (such as alcoholism, drug addiction, and obesity) as medical problems. The editors of this important collection argue that since the mid-1980s, dramatic, and especially technoscientific, changes in the constitution, organization, and practices of contemporary biomedicine have coalesced into biomedicalization, the second major transformation of American medicine. This volume offers in-depth analyses and case studies along with the groundbreaking essay in which the editors first elaborated their theory of biomedicalization. Contributors. Natalie Boero, Adele E. Clarke, Jennifer R. Fishman, Jennifer Ruth Fosket, Kelly Joyce, Jonathan Kahn, Laura Mamo, Jackie Orr, Elianne Riska, Janet K. Shim, Sara Shostak

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