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Book cover: Science without Sense: The Risky Business of Public Health ResearchScience without Sense: The Risky Business of Public Health Research
by - Cato Institute ,
Unscientific public health research costs US consumers billions of dollars each year but does nothing to improve the well being of Americans. This is a humorous tongue-in-cheek guide to getting ahead in the field without wasting time on real science.
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Book cover: Health Literacy and Palliative CareHealth Literacy and Palliative Care
- National Academies Press ,
Explores the relationship between palliative care and health literacy, and the importance of health literate communication in providing high-quality delivery of palliative care. The book highlights the opportunities for improving health literacy.
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Book cover: Global Health: A Challenge for Interdisciplinary ResearchGlobal Health: A Challenge for Interdisciplinary Research
by - Universitätsverlag Göttingen ,
The need to identify health risks related to global environmental change is now one of the most important challenges of humankind. Describing spatial and temporal differences in health risks is an urgent task to understand societies' vulnerabilities.
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Book cover: The Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 Years of ProgressThe Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 Years of Progress
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ,
Fifty years have passed since publication of the Surgeon General's Advisory Committee report on smoking and health. This report highlights the progress our nation has made reducing tobacco use and the continuing burden of disease caused by smoking.
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Book cover: U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer HealthU.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health
by - National Academies Press ,
The United States spends much more money on health care than any other country. Yet Americans die sooner than residents in many other countries. This report identifies misconceptions about the causes of the nation's relatively poor performance.
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Book cover: Between Zeus and the Salmon: The Biodemography of LongevityBetween Zeus and the Salmon: The Biodemography of Longevity
by - National Academies Press ,
This volume takes stock of what biology and demography have to tell and ask each other about human longevity as we move into the Third Millennium. It will be particularly valuable for promoting communication between the social and life sciences.
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Book cover: Public Health Systems and Emerging InfectionsPublic Health Systems and Emerging Infections
by - National Academies Press ,
The authors highlight important issues, suggest possible practical solutions, and indicate impediments that must be overcome to improve infectious disease surveillance and response, communication and coordination, and education and outreach.
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Book cover: Public Health Guide for EmergenciesPublic Health Guide for Emergencies
by - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ,
The book is organized around issues that humanitarian aid workers from international organizations must face in the field. It seeks to provide guidance in practical terms toward the solution of the many technical and management issues.
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Book cover: Preventing Chronic Diseases: A Vital InvestmentPreventing Chronic Diseases: A Vital Investment
- World Health Organization ,
WHO is launching a global report on chronic diseases, which presents the latest scientific information and makes the case for increased and urgent action for chronic disease prevention and control. The report reviews the burden of chronic diseases.
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Book cover: Taking A Stand On Health CareTaking A Stand On Health Care
by - Wellington Pubns ,
The author has chosen to use a question-answer format in order to make the often complex subject matter, easier and more enjoyable to read. Q and A is not a dialogue between real people -- the author has provided the dialogue for both.
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Book cover: Foodborne disease outbreaks: Guidelines for investigation and controlFoodborne disease outbreaks: Guidelines for investigation and control
- World Health Organization ,
The book is written for public health practitioners, food and health inspectors, district and national medical officers, laboratory personnel and others who undertake or participate in the investigation and control of foodborne disease outbreaks.
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Book cover: Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, Third EditionPrinciples of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, Third Edition
by - CDC ,
This self-study book covers basic epidemiology principles and procedures useful in the surveillance and investigation of health-related states or events. A basic understanding of the practices of public health and biostatistics is recommended.
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Book cover: Statistics at Square OneStatistics at Square One
by - BMJ Books ,
This textbook is one of the bestselling introductions to medical statistics of all time. Each chapter has a section on reading and reporting statistics, and self testing at the end of each section makes this an ideal learning tool.
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Book cover: Global Burden of Disease and Risk FactorsGlobal Burden of Disease and Risk Factors
by - World Bank Publications ,
An up-to-date source on the entire global epidemiology of diseases, injuries and risk factors with a complete presentation of results. It includes refined methods to assess data, ensure epidemiological consistency, and summarize the disease burden.
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Book cover: Health, United States: With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of AmericansHealth, United States: With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans
- National Center for Health Statistics ,
The report on the health status of the Nation, submitted by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. It presents national trends in health statistics and includes summaries, highlights, tables, chartbooks, and appendixes.
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