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Biomedicalization and the Practice of Culture

by Mari Armstrong-Hough The University of North Carolina Press (November 12, 2018)

Over the last twenty years, type 2 diabetes skyrocketed to the forefront of global public health concern. In this book, Mari Armstrong-Hough examines the rise and response to the disease in two societies: the...


Your Health, Your Decisions

by Robert Alan McNutt The University of North Carolina Press (September 02, 2016)

In nearly every medical-decision-making encounter, the physician is at the center of the discussion, with the patient the recipient of the physician's decisions. Dr. Robert Alan McNutt starts from a very different...


By the Bedside of the Patient

by Nortin M. Hadler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (January 11, 2016)

In By the Bedside of the Patient, Nortin Hadler places current efforts to reform medical education--from the undergraduate level through residency programs and on to continuing medical education--in historical...


Citizen, Mother, Worker

by Emilie Stoltzfus The University of North Carolina Press (July 21, 2004)

During World War II, American women entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers, and many of them relied on federally funded child care programs. At the end of the war, working mothers vigorously protested...


The AIDS Pandemic in Latin America

by Shawn C. Smallman The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

Of the more than 40 million people around the world currently living with HIV/AIDS, two million live in Latin America and the Caribbean. In an engaging chronicle illuminated by his travels in the region, Shawn...


The Complete Guide to Soccer Fitness and Injury Prevention

by Donald T. Kirkendall The University of North Carolina Press (July 15, 2011)

What are the best fuel foods for soccer players? What training regimen will best prepare young soccer players and improve their resistance to injuries? This comprehensive guide to health and fitness for soccer...


Stabbed in the Back

by Nortin M. Hadler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2009)

Nortin Hadler knows backaches. For more than three decades as a physician and medical researcher, he has studied the experience of low back pain in people who are otherwise healthy. Hadler terms the low back...


The Wages of Sickness

by Beatrix Hoffman The University of North Carolina Press (June 19, 2003)

The Clinton administration's failed health care reform was not the first attempt to establish government-sponsored medical coverage in the United States. From 1915 to 1920, Progressive reformers led a spirited...


A Death Retold

by Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston & Peter Guarnaccia The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

In February 2003, an undocumented immigrant teen from Mexico lay dying in a prominent American hospital due to a stunning medical oversight--she had received a heart-lung transplantation of the wrong blood type....


Living with Spina Bifida

by Adrian Sandler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (November 30, 2009)

It is the most common complex birth defect. Spina bifida affects approximately one out of every 1,000 children born in the United States. In this comprehensive guide, Dr. Adrian Sandler offers a wealth of useful...


Rethinking Aging

by Nortin M. Hadler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (September 12, 2011)

For those fortunate enough to reside in the developed world, death before reaching a ripe old age is a tragedy, not a fact of life. Although aging and dying are not diseases, older Americans are subject to the...


Nortin Hadler's 4-Volume Healthcare Omnibus E-Book

by Nortin M. Hadler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (April 01, 2013)

This four-volume Omnibus E-Book is a collection of Nortin Hadler's definitive works on the state of healthcare in America today. The set includes:

Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America...


Worried Sick

by Nortin M. Hadler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2012)

Nortin Hadler's clearly reasoned argument surmounts the cacophony of the health care debate. Hadler urges everyone to ask health care providers how likely it is that proposed treatments will afford meaningful...


The Citizen Patient

by Nortin M. Hadler, M.D. The University of North Carolina Press (April 01, 2013)

Conflicts of interest, misrepresentation of clinical trials, hospital price-fixing, and massive expenditures for procedures of dubious efficacy--these and other critical flaws leave little doubt that the current...


The AIDS Pandemic

by Lawrence O. Gostin The University of North Carolina Press (November 16, 2005)

In this collection of essays, Lawrence O. Gostin, an internationally recognized scholar of AIDS law and policy, confronts the most pressing and controversial issues surrounding AIDS in America and around the...


Early Detection

by Kirsten E. Gardner The University of North Carolina Press (December 08, 2006)

Dispelling the common notion that American women became activists in the fight against female cancer only after the 1970s, Kirsten E. Gardner traces women's cancer education campaigns back to the early twentieth...


Bittersweet

by Chris Feudtner The University of North Carolina Press (January 21, 2004)

One of medicine's most remarkable therapeutic triumphs was the discovery of insulin in 1921. The drug produced astonishing results, rescuing children and adults from the deadly grip of diabetes. But as Chris...


Empty Pleasures

by Carolyn de la Peña The University of North Carolina Press (September 27, 2010)

Sugar substitutes have been a part of American life since saccharin was introduced at the 1893 World's Fair. In Empty Pleasures, the first history of artificial sweeteners in the United States, Carolyn de la...


Before Head Start

by Hamilton Cravens The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Between the 1920s and the 1950s, the child welfare movement that had originated as a moral reform effort in the Progressive era evolved into the science of child development. In Before Head Start, Hamilton Cravens...


Health Care and the Ethics of Encounter

by Laurie Zoloth The University of North Carolina Press (October 12, 2005)

The last several years have seen a sharpening of debate in the United States regarding the problem of steadily increasing medical expenditures, as well as inflation in health care costs, a scarcity of health...


A History of Family Planning in Twentieth-Century Peru

by Raúl Necochea López The University of North Carolina Press (October 15, 2014)

Adding to the burgeoning study of medicine and science in Latin America, this important book offers a comprehensive historical perspective on the highly contentious issues of sexual and reproductive health in...