Health

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A Walking Life

Antonia Malchik

Our car-centric culture has been designing walking out of our lives for nearly a hundred years, Antonia Malchik asserts. Forgoing walking has eroded our sense of community, made us more anxious about time, cut us off from nature, and boosted obesity and air pollution, she says. In A Walking Life: Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom One Step at a Time, Malchik calls for a U-turn.

Robert A. Logan and Elliot R. Siegel, eds.

While health literacy is a relatively new multidisciplinary field, it is vital to the successful engagement with and communication of health with patients, caregivers, and the public. This book, Health Literacy: New Directions in Research, Theory and Practice, provides an introduction to health literacy research and practice and highlights similar scholarship in related disciplines.

Julie Rehmeyer

Julie fully expected to be breathing at the end of the trip ― but driving into Death Valley felt like giving up, surrendering. She’d spent years battling a mysterious illness so extreme that she often couldn’t turn over in her bed. The top specialists in the world were powerless to help, and research on her disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, was at a near standstill.

Mary Otto

“Show me your teeth,” the great naturalist Georges Cuvier is credited with saying, “and I will tell you who you are.” In this shattering new work, veteran health journalist Mary Otto looks inside America’s mouth, revealing unsettling truths about our unequal society. Teeth takes readers on a disturbing journey into America’s silent epidemic of oral disease, exposing the hidden connections between tooth decay and stunted job prospects, low educational achievement, social mobility, and the troubling state of our public health.

Cathryn Jakobson Ramin

The acclaimed author of Carved in Sand — a veteran investigative journalist who endured persistent back pain for decades — delivers the definitive book on the subject: an essential examination of all facets of the back pain industry, exploring what works, what doesn't, what may cause harm, and how to get on the road to recovery.

Rita Baron-Faust and Jill P. Buyon

The most up-to-date book on the subject gives women all the essential information on diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune medical conditions. The Autoimmune Connection explains the links between autoimmune diseases and offers up-to-date information on diagnosis, treatments, and risks for women with one or more autoimmune disease, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or Crohn's disease.

Charlotte Libov

A cancer diagnosis brings along with it immediate feelings of fear, panic, and helplessness, often causing you to make rash decisions about your treatment. Just as the title implies, the Cancer Survival Guide will lead you through what will undoubtedly be the most crucial healthcare decisions you'll ever make. This definitive manual to understanding, managing, and preventing the disease offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available on the subject.