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Tears For My Sisters

Pub Date : 2018-02-25 | Author : L. Lewis Wall | Publisher : JHU Press

ISBN 10 : 9781421424170
ISBN 13 : 1421424177

Millions of women suffer from obstetric fistula, a catastrophic childbirth complication that exists today mainly in the world’s poorest countries. Fistulas are created by the pro..

Living Safely Aging Well

Pub Date : 2013-12-03 | Author : Dorothy A. Drago | Publisher : JHU Press

ISBN 10 : 9781421411514
ISBN 13 : 1421411512

As we age, our sense of balance and our vision, hearing, and cognition become less sharp. Aging-related changes greatly increase our risk of injury. In Living Safely, Aging Well, n..

Beyond Health Beyond Choice

Pub Date : 2012-08-15 | Author : Paige Hall Smith | Publisher : Rutgers University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780813553160
ISBN 13 : 0813553164

Current public health promotion of breastfeeding relies heavily on health messaging and individual behavior change. Women are told that “breast is best” but too little serious ..

Politics In The Corridor Of Dying

Pub Date : 2015-01-13 | Author : Jennifer Chan | Publisher : JHU Press

ISBN 10 : 9781421415970
ISBN 13 : 1421415976

Few diseases have provoked as many wild moralistic leaps or stringent attempts to measure, classify, and define risk and treatment standards as AIDS. In Politics in the Corridor of..

What S In What S Out

Pub Date : 2017-10-10 | Author : Amanda Glassman | Publisher : Brookings Institution Press

ISBN 10 : 9781944691059
ISBN 13 : 1944691057

Vaccinate children against deadly pneumococcal disease, or pay for cardiac patients to undergo lifesaving surgery? Cover the costs of dialysis for kidney patients, or channel the m..

Peripheral Neuropathy

Pub Date : 2016-08-12 | Author : Janice F. Wiesman | Publisher : JHU Press

ISBN 10 : 9781421420844
ISBN 13 : 1421420848

Nearly one in fifteen people—that's 20 million people in the United States—suffers from peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage. Caused by such conditions as diabetes, cancer, v..

Noncommunicable Diseases In The Developing World

Pub Date : 2013-10-24 | Author : Louis Galambos | Publisher : JHU Press

ISBN 10 : 9781421412924
ISBN 13 : 1421412926

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)—including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions, and cancers—are the leading causes of death worldwi..

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