Just Medicine

Just Medicine
Author: Dayna Bowen Matthew
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781479851621
Available:
Release: 2018-07-05
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Over 84,000 black and brown lives are needlessly lost each year due to health disparities, the unfair, unjust, and avoidable differences between the quality and quantity of health care provided to Americans who are members of racial and ethnic minorities and care provided to whites. Health disparities have remained stubbornly entrenched in the American health care system--and in Just Medicine, Dayna Bowen Matthew finds that they principally arise from unconscious racial and ethnic biases held by physicians, institutional providers, and their patients. Implicit bias is the single most important determinant of health and health care disparities. Because we have missed this fact, the money we spend on training providers to become culturally competent, expanding wellness education programs and community health centers, and even expanding access to health insurance will have only a modest effect on reducing health disparities. We will continue to utterly fail in the effort to eradicate health disparities unless we enact strong, evidence-based legal remedies that accurately address implicit and unintentional forms of discrimination, to replace the weak, tepid, and largely irrelevant legal remedies currently available. Our continued failure to fashion an effective response that purges the effects of implicit bias from American health care, Matthew argues, is unjust and morally untenable. In this book, she unites medical, neuroscience, psychology, and sociology research on implicit bias and health disparities with her own expertise in civil rights and constitutional law. Just Medicine offers us a new, effective, and innovative plan to regulate implicit biases and eliminate the inequalities they cause, and to save the lives they endanger." --

Just Medicine

Just Medicine
Author: Dayna Bowen Matthew
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781479888566
Available:
Release: 2015-12-11
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Just Medicine offers us a new, effective, and innovative plan to regulate implicit biases and eliminate the inequalities they cause, and to save the lives they endanger. Over 84,000 black and brown lives are needlessly lost each year due to health disparities, the unfair, unjust, and avoidable differences between the quality and quantity of health care provided to Americans who are members of racial and ethnic minorities and care provided to whites. Health disparities have remained stubbornly entrenched in the American health care system—and in Just Medicine Dayna Bowen Matthew finds that they principally arise from unconscious racial and ethnic biases held by physicians, institutional providers, and their patients. Implicit bias is the single most important determinant of health and health care disparities. Because we have missed this fact, the money we spend on training providers to become culturally competent, expanding wellness education programs and community health centers, and even expanding access to health insurance will have only a modest effect on reducing health disparities. We will continue to utterly fail in the effort to eradicate health disparities unless we enact strong, evidence-based legal remedies that accurately address implicit and unintentional forms of discrimination, to replace the weak, tepid, and largely irrelevant legal remedies currently available. Our continued failure to fashion an effective response that purges the effects of implicit bias from American health care, Matthew argues, is unjust and morally untenable. In this book, she unites medical, neuroscience, psychology, and sociology research on implicit bias and health disparities with her own expertise in civil rights and constitutional law.

Just Medicine

Just Medicine
Author: Dayna Bowen Matthew
Pages: 271
ISBN: 9781479896738
Available:
Release: 2015-12-11
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Just Medicine offers us a new, effective, and innovative plan to regulate implicit biases and eliminate the inequalities they cause, and to save the lives they endanger. Over 84,000 black and brown lives are needlessly lost each year due to health disparities, the unfair, unjust, and avoidable differences between the quality and quantity of health care provided to Americans who are members of racial and ethnic minorities and care provided to whites. Health disparities have remained stubbornly entrenched in the American health care system—and in Just Medicine Dayna Bowen Matthew finds that they principally arise from unconscious racial and ethnic biases held by physicians, institutional providers, and their patients. Implicit bias is the single most important determinant of health and health care disparities. Because we have missed this fact, the money we spend on training providers to become culturally competent, expanding wellness education programs and community health centers, and even expanding access to health insurance will have only a modest effect on reducing health disparities. We will continue to utterly fail in the effort to eradicate health disparities unless we enact strong, evidence-based legal remedies that accurately address implicit and unintentional forms of discrimination, to replace the weak, tepid, and largely irrelevant legal remedies currently available. Our continued failure to fashion an effective response that purges the effects of implicit bias from American health care, Matthew argues, is unjust and morally untenable. In this book, she unites medical, neuroscience, psychology, and sociology research on implicit bias and health disparities with her own expertise in civil rights and constitutional law.

Black and Blue

Black and Blue
Author: J. Hoberman
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9780520274013
Available:
Release: 2012-04-03
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Black & Blue is the first systematic description of how American doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their black patients. The standard studies of medical racism examine past medical abuses of black people and do not address the racially motivated thinking and behaviors of physicians practicing medicine today. Black & Blue penetrates the physician’s private sphere where racial fantasies and misinformation distort diagnoses and treatments. Doctors have always absorbed the racial stereotypes and folkloric beliefs about racial differences that permeate the general population. Within the world of medicine this racial folklore has infiltrated all of the medical sub-disciplines, from cardiology to gynecology to psychiatry. Doctors have thus imposed white or black racial identities upon every organ system of the human body, along with racial interpretations of black children, the black elderly, the black athlete, black musicality, black pain thresholds, and other aspects of black minds and bodies. The American medical establishment does not readily absorb either historical or current information about medical racism. For this reason, racial enlightenment will not reach medical schools until the current race-aversive curricula include new historical and sociological perspectives.

The Health of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender People

The Health of Lesbian  Gay  Bisexual  and Transgender People
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on the Health of Select Populations,Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities
Pages: 366
ISBN: 9780309210652
Available:
Release: 2011-06-24
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT--are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore, the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a research agenda for the National Institute of Health. The report examines the health status of these populations in three life stages: childhood and adolescence, early/middle adulthood, and later adulthood. At each life stage, the committee studied mental health, physical health, risks and protective factors, health services, and contextual influences. To advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, the report finds that researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is a valuable resource for policymakers, federal agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), LGBT advocacy groups, clinicians, and service providers.

Marijuana As Medicine

Marijuana As Medicine
Author: Institute of Medicine,Janet Joy,Alison Mack
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780309065313
Available:
Release: 2000-12-30
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Some people suffer from chronic, debilitating disorders for which no conventional treatment brings relief. Can marijuana ease their symptoms? Would it be breaking the law to turn to marijuana as a medication? There are few sources of objective, scientifically sound advice for people in this situation. Most books about marijuana and medicine attempt to promote the views of advocates or opponents. To fill the gap between these extremes, authors Alison Mack and Janet Joy have extracted critical findings from a recent Institute of Medicine study on this important issue, interpreting them for a general audience. Marijuana As Medicine? provides patients--as well as the people who care for them--with a foundation for making decisions about their own health care. This empowering volume examines several key points, including: Whether marijuana can relieve a variety of symptoms, including pain, muscle spasticity, nausea, and appetite loss. The dangers of smoking marijuana, as well as the effects of its active chemical components on the immune system and on psychological health. The potential use of marijuana-based medications on symptoms of AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and several other specific disorders, in comparison with existing treatments. Marijuana As Medicine? introduces readers to the active compounds in marijuana. These include the principal ingredient in Marinol, a legal medication. The authors also discuss the prospects for developing other drugs derived from marijuana's active ingredients. In addition to providing an up-to-date review of the science behind the medical marijuana debate, Mack and Joy also answer common questions about the legal status of marijuana, explaining the conflict between state and federal law regarding its medical use. Intended primarily as an aid to patients and caregivers, this book objectively presents critical information so that it can be used to make responsible health care decisions. Marijuana As Medicine? will also be a valuable resource for policymakers, health care providers, patient counselors, medical faculty and students--in short, anyone who wants to learn more about this important issue.

The Laws of Medicine

The Laws of Medicine
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781476784854
Available:
Release: 2015-10-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Essential, required reading for doctors and patients alike: A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the world’s premiere cancer researchers reveals an urgent philosophy on the little-known principles that govern medicine—and how understanding these principles can empower us all. Over a decade ago, when Siddhartha Mukherjee was a young, exhausted, and isolated medical resident, he discovered a book that would forever change the way he understood the medical profession. The book, The Youngest Science, forced Dr. Mukherjee to ask himself an urgent, fundamental question: Is medicine a “science”? Sciences must have laws—statements of truth based on repeated experiments that describe some universal attribute of nature. But does medicine have laws like other sciences? Dr. Mukherjee has spent his career pondering this question—a question that would ultimately produce some of most serious thinking he would do around the tenets of his discipline—culminating in The Laws of Medicine. In this important treatise, he investigates the most perplexing and illuminating cases of his career that ultimately led him to identify the three key principles that govern medicine. Brimming with fascinating historical details and modern medical wonders, this important book is a fascinating glimpse into the struggles and Eureka! moments that people outside of the medical profession rarely see. Written with Dr. Mukherjee’s signature eloquence and passionate prose, The Laws of Medicine is a critical read, not just for those in the medical profession, but for everyone who is moved to better understand how their health and well-being is being treated. Ultimately, this book lays the groundwork for a new way of understanding medicine, now and into the future.

More Than Just Medicine

More Than Just Medicine
Author: Paolo Jose De Luna
Pages: 46
ISBN: 1519272936
Available:
Release: 2015-10-22
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Despite the many years of research and study that have been invested towards healthcare, there are still things that escape from our knowledge and still remain to be unanswered, leaving us only with mysteries that even now are left unsolved. With hundreds and thousands of medications, various surgical procedures, and countless laboratory tests and diagnostic exams, it's safe to say that the healthcare practice has certainly evolved from the years of just boring holes into people's heads. The sophistication of healthcare isn't just about bringing new and profound ways in curing diseases and improving lives. It's also meant to establish the strong foundation of knowledge that will be later passed on to future generations which would then be continually improved upon the years of research and study. But healthcare isn't just about using science and staying in that domain forever. There are also other ways to improve the quality of life and even serve as therapeutic solutions to a number of health problems that people experience. No longer relying on medications or surgical procedures that have been tried and tested for so many years, alternative medicine has opened up new ways and possibilities when it comes to improving the health of the people. Alternative medicine has been gathering attention over the years. While modern medicine has brought us a number of drugs that can be taken to relieve us of the signs and symptoms of various health problems, there are also a number of side effects and adverse reactions that can occur. After all, medications are developed from chemicals that are considered as foreign by the body. What alternative medicine gives us is the option to pursue and utilize natural methods in achieving better health and promoting wellness away from the usual medications and surgical procedures that we are often presented with. Free from the products of artificialism, alternative medicine brings us the option of using natural and organic methods for the promotion of our health. Today, alternative medicine has a unique stance in the healthcare industry as it lies between the narrow line of being beneficial and being hoaxes. A lot of people are still quite skeptical when it comes to alternative medicine and no one can blame them since there are a lot of frauds and scams that claim to be the newest and the most effective trend in alternative medicine. Due to the influence of the media, these false alternative medicine practices are often promoted while the most basic and most effective practices are clouded with doubt and skepticism. With that said, the different alternative medicine practices in this book are proven with years of study and research to establish the truth and scientific basis towards the number of benefits that each one has. In this book, we'll be discussing more on alternative medicine, its history, its application, and the benefits that alternative medicine can bring. With the broad practice of alternative medicine, there are certainly a lot to be discussed and each one has their own benefits when it comes to our health. Grab a pen and a piece of paper and be sure to take notes along the way to learn more about alternative medicine and you might even see one that you might just be interested in.

Just Health Care

Just Health Care
Author: Norman Daniels,Goldthwaite Professor and Former Chair of the Tufts Philosophy Department and Professor of Medical Ethics at Tufts Medical School Norman Daniels
Pages: 245
ISBN: 0521317940
Available:
Release: 1985-08
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Norman Daniels examines the medical policies and heath care dilemmas.

Smart Health Choices

Smart Health Choices
Author: Les Irwig
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781905140176
Available:
Release: 2007-09
Editor: Judy Irwig
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book aims to help consumers and practitioners develop the skills to assess health advice - and hopefully to make decisions that will improve the quality of their care. For some people, making better-informed decisions could be life saving. We hope that it will be useful if you are struggling to come to terms with an illness or injury, and the best ways of managing it. Or you may simply want to lead a healthier life, and may be wondering how to make sense of the often conflicting flood of health information that deluges us every day, through the media, and from our friends and health practitioners.

The Little Black Book of Scams

The Little Black Book of Scams
Author: Industry Canada,Competition Bureau Canada
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9781100232409
Available:
Release: 2014-03-10
Editor: Competition Bureau Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Canadian edition of The Little Black Book of Scams is a compact and easy to use reference guide filled with information Canadians can use to protect themselves against a variety of common scams. It debunks common myths about scams, provides contact information for reporting a scam to the correct authority, and offers a step-by-step guide for scam victims to reduce their losses and avoid becoming repeat victims. Consumers and businesses can consult The Little Black Book of Scams to avoid falling victim to social media and mobile phone scams, fake charities and lotteries, dating and romance scams, and many other schemes used to defraud Canadians of their money and personal information.

Just Ask

Just Ask
Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780525514138
Available:
Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique. A #1 New York Times bestseller! Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award! Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. But in the same way that different types of plants and flowers make a garden more beautiful and enjoyable, different types of people make our world more vibrant and wonderful. In Just Ask, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor celebrates the different abilities kids (and people of all ages) have. Using her own experience as a child who was diagnosed with diabetes, Justice Sotomayor writes about children with all sorts of challenges--and looks at the special powers those kids have as well. As the kids work together to build a community garden, asking questions of each other along the way, this book encourages readers to do the same: When we come across someone who is different from us but we're not sure why, all we have to do is Just Ask. Praise for Just Ask: * "Addressing topics too often ignored, this picture book presents information in a direct and wonderfully child-friendly way." --Booklist, *STARRED REVIEW* "An affirmative, delightfully diverse overview of disabilities." --Kirkus Reviews "A hopeful and sunny exploration of the many things that make us unique [with] dynamic and vibrant illustrations [that] emphasize each character’s unique abilities. . . . A thoughtful and empathetic story of inclusion." --SLJ

Coronavirus A Book for Children

Coronavirus  A Book for Children
Author: Kate Wilson,Elizabeth Jenner,Nia Roberts
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9781839941467
Available:
Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Nosy Crow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What is the coronavirus, and why is everyone talking about it? Engagingly illustrated by Axel Scheffler, this approachable and timely book helps answer these questions and many more, providing children aged 5-10 and their parents with clear and accessible explanations about the coronavirus and its effects - both from a health perspective and the impact it has on a family’s day-to-day life. With input from expert consultant Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, as well as advice from teachers and child psychologists, this is a practical and informative resource to help explain the changes we are currently all experiencing. The book is free to read and download, but Nosy Crow would like to encourage readers, should they feel in a position to, to make a donation to: https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/

Herbal and Traditional Medicine

Herbal and Traditional Medicine
Author: Lester Packer,Sissi Wachtel-Galor,Choon Nam Ong,Barry Halliwell
Pages: 1275
ISBN: 9780824752088
Available:
Release: 2004-08-30
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Responding to the increased popularity of herbal medicines and other forms of complementary or alternative medicine in countries around the world, this reference reviews and evaluates various safety, toxicity, and quality-control issues related to the use of traditional and herbal products for health maintenance and disease prevention and treatment. With over 3,550 current references, the book highlights the role of herbal medicine in national health care while providing case studies of widely used herbal remedies and their effects on human health and wellness and the need for the design and performance of methodologically sound clinical trials for the plethora of herbal medicines.

Fecal Transplant

Fecal Transplant
Author: Yashi Nozawa
Pages: 92
ISBN: 1507834632
Available:
Release: 2015-05-14
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Infection with antibiotic-resistant microbes, often referred as "super-bugs," in hospitals can be a common problem. A conventional solution to the problem is to find a new antibiotic. This solution simply accelerates an arms race between microbes and pharmaceutical companies which try to develop an effective antibiotic. We should search for a completely new approach to the problem. This book might suggest an alternative approach for the superbug problem. It describes the tragic experience of a student nurse, Betty, who performed the world's first fecal transplant. It is not well known to the general public, but there are some diseases that infect mostly patients in hospitals. These diseases are often referred to as post-operative complications or a new infection, due to patients' weakened immune system. Pseudo membranous colitis (PM colitis) was one of such diseases, which predominantly affects patients after surgery of the digestive system. It had a high fatality rate, but there was no known effective treatment. An odd circumstance pushed Betty to perform the world's first fecal transplant and demonstrate its effectiveness. However, because of the stigma attached to feces, fellow medical staff ridiculed her to such a degree that she could not remain as a staff nurse. Later academic researchers identified the pathogen of PM colitis as Clostridium difficile (C. diff), and renamed the disease C-diff infection. Again although fecal transplant was an effective treatment for the disease, the mainstream establishment of the medical community ignored the treatment. When C. diff evolved an antibiotic-resistant strain, hundred-thousands of patients died in hospitals every year around the world. In the United States, bureaucratic hurdles prevented research of fecal transplant, despite such a high mortality rate. Eventually, the news of effectiveness of fecal transplant spread on the Internet and many patients started doing by themselves with help of friends and relatives because medical doctors were unwilling to perform such illegal treatment. In 2013, after more than fifty years from Betty's action, FDA finally and reluctantly allowed doctors to perform fecal transplant for limited cases of C-diff infection. FDA also renamed the procedure FMT (Fecal Microbiota Transplantation.) Meanwhile Betty suffered personal tragedy, but she finally retired and enjoyed her peaceful life knowing that the mainstream of the medical community accepted fecal transplant, even for limited cases. This book also comments on the FDA and NIH's role in new drug development, especially concerned about Ebola epidemic.

Anyone Can Intubate

Anyone Can Intubate
Author: Christine E. Whitten
Pages: 240
ISBN: UOM:39015038590744
Available:
Release: 1997
Editor: Mooncat Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Warrior Mums

Warrior Mums
Author: Michelle Daly
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0957048769
Available:
Release: 2014-03-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the benefits of social media is getting to meet the parents of special needs children and adults. I have grown to know and truly admire these brave people. Our solitary journeys have taken many different roads, yet we've all connected on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and other forums. The support we give each other is a lifeline-an opportunity to not only share the joys our sons and daughters bring into our lives, but also the chance to rant about the frequent injustices we meet head on. I am honoured to have 'met' so many fantastic Warrior Mums from around the world, so honoured that I decided to feature some of their stories in a blog series, which I have now reproduced in this book. These mums will inspire you, just like they have me, these brave women who share their stories from childhood to motherhood and reveal far more than they normally would, in the hope their stories will help others.

Quantum Brain Healing

Quantum Brain Healing
Author: Rebecca Stone
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0615498213
Available:
Release: 2011-07-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Quantum Brain Healing offers alternative medicine, nutritional therapies, vitamins, amino acid therapy to treat, heal, and prevent many brain diseases. It also shows how to protect the brain from aging, cognitive disorders, and learning disorders. Modern anti-aging tips for protecting memory and working longer. Medical solutions to sharpen your memory and improve your mood. Help in eliminating addictions and depression. The book chapters include depression, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, OCD, mania, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, addiction, neuropathy, dyslexia, epilepsy, memory, ischemia, stroke, autism, stress, cognitive disorders, and auditory hallucinations. Each chapter contains the many solutions and treatment plan for the specific disease and related medical symptoms. Learn how to keep yourself healthy, fight environmental toxins, repair cellular damage, and operate in your best health zone. Let Dr Rebecca Stone MD-India light the pathway to Camelot for your family's health and wellness.

Back to the Heart

Back to the Heart
Author: Sky Corgan
Pages: 238
ISBN: 153520219X
Available:
Release: 2016-07-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The past few months have been hard on Ana White. After being seduced by her boss, fired from her job, and discovering she's pregnant, she's forced to give up her dream life in New York City and return home to Texas. Disgraced A-lister Ryan Black has spent the last six months pretending to be someone else and putting his bulging muscles to good use laboring on the ranch once treasured by Ana's late father. His little white lies and secret identity never seem to hurt anyone until he meets Ana and falls in love. After being betrayed, Ana had sworn to guard her heart, but Ryan isn't giving up so easily. He knows what he wants, and he'll do whatever it takes to make Ana his. Will Ryan's devotion be enough to allow love back into Ana's heart?

Phytonutrient Gardening

Phytonutrient Gardening
Author: Joe Urbach
Pages: 172
ISBN: 1523261900
Available:
Release: 2016-01-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There is a serious problem with our modern fruits and vegetables! The produce we feed our family members is far less healthy now than at any other time in human history! Does that statement bother you? It should! How and why did this happen? What can we do about it? Most importantly, how can you ensure that you are feeding your family the most healthy, most nutritious fruits and vegetables possible? If you are going to grow a tomato in your garden anyway why not grow the healthiest, most phytonutrient-rich tomato packed with the most lycopene and antioxidants possible? Are you polanning to grow lettuce? Why not grow the lettuce that packs the most nutrition into every leaf? These simple questions are at the very heart of the author's concept of "Phytonutrient Gardening." In this first book in a series of three, Joe Urbach, creator and publisher of the popular website www.GardeningAustin.com and creator of The Phytonutrient Blog answers those questions and more while providing gardeners with a wealth of information including which specific varieties of your favorites to grow to get the biggest nutritional bang for your gardening buck! Filled with fascinating details about the state of modern produce and backed by state-of-the-art research and scientific testing, this useful book will change your life by changing how you look at produce. Read just a few pages and you will change the way you garden, the way you buy groceries, the way you store your produce and even the way you cook your meals! Changes all for the better! Leading to a healthier, more active and longer life!