The Criminalization Of Medicine

Author: Ronald T. Libby
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313345463
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Describes how and why doctors have become political scapegoats, subject to "witch hunts and commando-style raids" by law enforcement, why society has let this happen and what can be done to end this unjust "war" on doctors.

Excellent Care For Cancer Survivors A Guide To Fully Meet Their Needs In Medical Offices And In The Community

Author: Kenneth D. Miller M.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313397872
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A clear, concise, and essential guide providing key information about cancer survivors and their needs—and how those needs can best be met. • Conversations with cancer survivors explaining the physical and psychological challenges/obstacles they face • A listing of current cancer survivorship programs across the United States

An Introduction To Botanical Medicines

Author: Antoine Al-Achi
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313350094
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This book offers the most current research and scientific evidence on the benefits and risks of botanical medicines, presented in reader-friendly language.

A Guide To Weight Loss Surgery

Author: Rhonda L. Hamilton
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN:
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"Traditional weight-loss programs such as diet, exercise, and pharmaceuticals, are only effective for significant and sustained weight loss for about 10 percent of all people who try. The results are even more dismal for the obese aiming to lose 50, 75, or more pounds. Yet, the health of these individuals lies in the balance, because obesity or morbid obesity (100 pounds or more overweight by medical standards) increases by 50 to 100 percent the risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and certain cancers. Weight-loss surgery is effective in bringing 80 percent of obese people to or close to average weight for their height, explains Dr. Hamilton, an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Even more impressive, most sustain that weight loss for at least 10 years." "Hamilton doesn't perform such surgeries, but this Tufts-educated doctor has more than general medical insight. She had the surgery herself six years ago, reducing from the size 20 she was then to the size 8 she is now." "In A Guide to Weight Loss Surgery, Hamilton makes clear the rewards, and the risks, of surgery that reduces stomach size or removes a piece of the intestine so calories cannot be absorbed. Her book includes interviews with previously obese males and females who've had the surgery, as well as descriptions of the procedures, recovery times, costs, and insurance issues."--BOOK JACKET.

Pain On Trial

Author: J. Z. Gassko
Publisher: M-Graphics Pub.
ISBN: 9781940220659
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Dr. Holden was living the American Dream. Loved by his friends and family, esteemed by his patients, admired by the local community, he was also highly respected by his colleagues and favorably profiled by the press. Little did he know that his enchanted life would soon spectacularly crash and his well-being and his freedom would be endangered. Pain on Trial is based on a true story. The dramatic narrative of this book, including the courtroom drama, is based on authentic transcripts of two federal trials, and it describes the complicated world of people who live in pain, the medical role of opioids, and the issues related to drug dependence, drug abuse, and drug addiction. It also describes a relentless war that the government has conducted against patients and medical professionals, a war that many readers may not know about. Its unforeseen twists and turns will keep readers enthralled until they reach the surprising ending.

America S War On Sex The Continuing Attack On Law Lust And Liberty 2nd Edition

Author: Marty Klein Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440801290
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This book exposes how a coalition of political, religious, and civic leaders are using the issue of sex to frighten, misinform, and bully Americans—paving the way for dramatic new public policies that are already restricting everyone's rights.

Living Gently In A Violent World

Author: Stanley Hauerwas
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830878284
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How are Christians to live in a violent and wounded world? Rather than contending for privilege by wielding power and authority, we can witness prophetically from a position of weakness. The church has much to learn from an often overlooked community--those with disabilities. In this fascinating book, theologian Stanley Hauerwas collaborates with Jean Vanier, founder of the worldwide L'Arche communities. For many years, Hauerwas has reflected on the lives of people with disability, the political significance of community, and how the experience of disability addresses the weaknesses and failures of liberal society. And L'Arche provides a unique model of inclusive community that is underpinned by a deep spirituality and theology. Together, Vanier and Hauerwas carefully explore the contours of a countercultural community that embodies a different way of being and witnesses to a new order--one marked by radical forms of gentleness, peacemaking and faithfulness. The authors' explorations shed light on what it means to be human and how we are to live. The robust voice of Hauerwas and the gentle words of Vanier offer a synergy of ideas that, if listened to carefully, will lead the church to a fresh practicing of peace, love and friendship. This invigorating conversation is for everyday Christians who desire to live faithfully in a world that is violent and broken.

Hidden In Plain Sight America S Slaves Of The New Millennium

Author: Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440854041
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Pimp-controlled sex workers, exploited migrants, domestic servants, and sex trafficking of runaway and homeless youth are just a few of the many forms of sex trafficking and labor trafficking going on all around the world—including in the United States. This book exposes both well-known and more obscure forms of human trafficking, documenting how these heinous crimes are encountered in our daily lives. • Exposes the tragic fact that human trafficking is likely going on in every city of the United States, often in legitimate industries, and that every American has worn, touched, or consumed goods produced with slave labor • Documents the shocking number of human trafficking forms, including sex trafficking of runaway and homeless youth, mail-order brides, forced labor and sex trafficking in massage parlors and nail salons, door-to-door solicitation crews, military sex tourism, child sex tourism, domestic servitude, gang-controlled sex trafficking, slavery in the chocolate and textile industries, and exploitation of undocumented migrants • Features a combination of direct experiences identifying and rescuing victims, interviews with convicted human traffickers, empirical research, and criminal case files • Lays out action items for the modern-day abolitionist movement to better prevent human trafficking victimization, as well as to protect survivors and prosecute offenders

Social And Economic Costs Of Violence

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309220270
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Measuring the social and economic costs of violence can be difficult, and most estimates only consider direct economic effects, such as productivity loss or the use of health care services. Communities and societies feel the effects of violence through loss of social cohesion, financial divestment, and the increased burden on the healthcare and justice systems. Initial estimates show that early violence prevention intervention has economic benefits. The IOM Forum on Global Violence Prevention held a workshop to examine the successes and challenges of calculating direct and indirect costs of violence, as well as the potential cost-effectiveness of intervention.