Category: Health studies

Introducing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Work

March 19, 2013 | 224 pages
A Practical Guide to using CBT to improve the way you work and how you feel about work.  More Info

Introducing Emotional Intelligence

Icon Books | March 19, 2013 | 224 pages
A Practical Guide to understanding others and improving your emotional intelligence.  More Info

Finding Your Way in a Wild New World

Atria Books | January 1, 2013 | 320 pages
“The best known life coach in America” (Psychology Today) and bestselling author of Finding Your Own North Star provides a new transformational program for creating an unconventional life path to a sustainable way of life. Finding Your Way in a Wild New World is a remarkable guide to the most... More Info

I Can't Stop Crying

McClelland & Stewart Limited | January 29, 2013 | 144 pages
For anyone who has experienced a significant loss, this wonderfully informative and accessible book is a guide to understanding and overcoming grief. The death of someone close -- a familiy member, spouse, or partner -- can result in feelings of overwhelming grief. At the same time, society... More Info

Is Work Killing You?

House of Anansi Press | April 9, 2013 | 256 pages
From the bestselling author of The Little Book of Stress Relief comes the definitive guide to treating ? and eliminating ? excessive stress in the workplace. Dr. David Posen, a popular speaker and a leading expert on stress mastery, identifies the three biggest problems that contribute to burnout... More Info

Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much

Random House Digital, Inc. | January 1, 2013 | 301 pages
A life coach and intuitive counselor presents a weight loss program for sensitive people, demonstrating how to manage empathy overload and deal with challenging situations that trigger disordered eating.  More Info

When the Body Says No

Vintage Canada | February 3, 2004 | 320 pages
Whitehots April/04.  More Info

The Myths of Happiness

Penguin Press HC | January 3, 2013 | 320 pages
The award-winning psychologist author of The How of Happiness outlines research-based lessons on how to find opportunity during times of challenge, arguing that today's culturally driven goals often do not result in personal satisfaction while explaining how to make corrective mindset changes that... More Info

Beauty Without the Breast

Global Equity Initiative | December 17, 2012 | 375 pages
Felicia Knaul, an economist who has lived and worked for two decades in Latin America on health and social development, documents the personal and professional sides of her breast cancer experience. Beauty without the Breast contrasts her difficult but inspiring journey with that of the majority of... More Info

Freedom from Toxic Relationships

Inspired Living | April 1, 2012 | 272 pages
Toxic relationships come in many guises. That's why they're so hard to pick. Often toxic relationships don't entail physical violence so much as a slow erosion of self esteem, a loss of personal identity, or a growing desire to please friends, partners, family members and others who're impossible... More Info

Coming of Age on Zoloft

Harper Perennial | June 5, 2012 | 336 pages
When Katherine Sharpe arrived at her college health center with an age-old complaint, a bad case of homesickness, she received a thoroughly modern response: a twenty-minute appointment and a prescription for Zoloft--a drug she would take for the next ten years. This outcome, once unlikely, is now... More Info

Mind over labor

Penguin (Non-Classics) | February 2, 1988 | 192 pages
Explaining how to ease the fear and pain of childbirth, the author demonstrates an eight-step method that teaches the expectant mother how to cope with labor and childbirth  More Info

Not Under My Roof

November 1, 2011 | 312 pages
For American parents, teenage sex is something to be feared and forbidden: most would never consider allowing their children to have sex at home, and sex is a frequent source of family conflict. In the Netherlands, where teenage pregnancies are far less frequent than in the United States, parents... More Info

Disability and mobile citizenship in postsocialist Ukraine

Indiana Univ Pr | November 25, 2010 | 298 pages
Sara D. Phillips examines the struggles of disabled persons in Ukraine and the other former Soviet states to secure their rights during the tumultuous political, economic, and social reforms of the last two decades.  More Info

Bodies, Politics, and African Healing

Indiana Univ Pr | June 23, 2011 | 300 pages
This subtle and powerful ethnography examines African healing and its relationship to medical science. Stacey A. Langwick investigates the practices of healers in Tanzania who confront the most intractable illnesses in the region, including AIDS and malaria. She reveals how healers generate new... More Info

Medicine, Mobility, and Power in Global Africa

October 8, 2012 | 352 pages
Recent political, social, and economic changes in Africa have provoked radical shifts in the landscape of health and healthcare. Medicine, Mobility, and Power in Global Africa captures the multiple dynamics of a globalized world and its impact on medicine, health, and the delivery of healthcare in... More Info

What We Know about Emotional Intelligence

Bradford Book | February 17, 2012 | 464 pages
Emotional intelligence (or EI)--the ability to perceive, regulate, and communicate emotions, to understand emotions in ourselves and others--has been the subject of best-selling books, magazine cover stories, and countless media mentions. It has been touted as a solution for problems ranging from... More Info

Understanding Pain

MIT Press | August 17, 2012 | 172 pages
If you touch something hot, it hurts. You snatch your hand away from the hot thingimmediately. Obviously. But what is really happening, biologically--and emotionally? InUnderstanding Pain, Fernando Cervero explores the mechanisms and the meaning ofpain. You touch something hot and your brain... More Info


Yale University Press | January 8, 2013 | 400 pages
Much as we take comfort in the belief that modern medicine and public health tactics can protect us from horrifying contagious diseases, such faith is dangerously unfounded. So demonstrates Mark Harrison in this pathbreaking investigation of the intimate connections between trade and disease... More Info

Outside the Box

Random House Canada | April 3, 2012 | 288 pages
A lively, cross-cultural look at the way packaged and fast foods are marketed to our kids--and a meditation on how our eating habits and our family lives are being changed in the process. When Canadian journalist Jeannie Marshall moved to Rome with her husband, she delighted in Italy's famous... More Info


Farrar, Straus and Giroux | August 7, 2012 | 160 pages
In 2003, Rachel Cusk published A Life’s Work, a provocative and often startlingly funny memoir about the cataclysm of motherhood. Widely acclaimed, the book started hundreds of arguments that continue to this day. Now, in her most personal and relevant book to date, Cusk explores divorce’s... More Info

Eternity's Sunrise

Routledge | April 27, 2011 | 248 pages
Following on from A Life of One'¬"s Ownand An Experiment in Leisure, Eternity'¬"s Sunriseexplores Marion Milner'¬" s way of keeping a diary. Recording small private moments, she builds up a store of '¬Übead memories'¬". A carved duck, a sprig of asphodel , moments captured in her travels in... More Info

Healing at the Speed of Sound

Plume | October 30, 2012 | 288 pages
Outlines scientific principles and practices for using sound to improve life quality and further personal goals, sharing practical exercises using favorite songs and therapeutic playlists while offering brief case studies about effective applications of the authors' theories. Co-written by the... More Info

Contested Illnesses

Univ of California Pr | December 26, 2011 | 324 pages
The politics and science of health and disease remain contested terrain among scientists, health practitioners, policy makers, industry, communities, and the public. Stakeholders in disputes about illnesses or conditions disagree over their fundamental causes as well as how they should be treated... More Info

Golden Holocaust

February 28, 2012 | 737 pages
The cigarette is the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization. It is also one of the most beguiling, thanks to more than a century of manipulation at the hands of tobacco industry chemists. In Golden Holocaust, Robert N. Proctor draws on reams of formerly-secret industry documents to... More Info

Weighing In

November 5, 2011 | 227 pages
Weighing In takes on the "obesity epidemic," challenging many widely held assumptions about its causes and consequences. Julie Guthman examines fatness and its relationship to health outcomes to ask if our efforts to prevent "obesity" are sensible, efficacious, or ethical. She also focuses the lens... More Info

The Nature-Nurture Debates

Cambridge University Press | July 31, 2012 | 250 pages
How is it possible that in more than one hundred years, the nature-nurture debate has not come to a satisfactory resolution? The problem, Dale Goldhaber argues, lies not with the proposed answers, but with the question itself.  More Info

Chronic Condition

Allen Lane | September 18, 2012 | 400 pages
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Forced to Care

Harvard Univ Pr | March 5, 2012 | 272 pages
The United States faces a growing crisis in care. The number of people needing care is growing while the ranks of traditional caregivers have shrunk. The status of care workers is a critical concern. Evelyn Nakano Glenn offers an innovative interpretation of care labor in the United States by... More Info

What Is Mental Illness?

Harvard University Press | November 12, 2012 | 288 pages
McNally drives at one point over and over again; survivors of trauma remember their abuse all too well. He argues that there is next to no evidence linking trauma to amnesia, even in cases of sexual abuse. He dismantles all the major studies, one by one, reinterpreting the results, questioning the... More Info

Contemporary Health Studies

Polity | July 31, 2012 | 320 pages
Contemporary Health Studies: An Introduction provides a lively and accessible introduction to the current issues and key debates in this area. It contains a strong, up-to-date, global, social-scientific focus examining the human experience of health particularly emphasizing its social, political... More Info

Global Health Governance

Polity | June 19, 2012 | 240 pages
In recent years the spread of diseases such as AIDS, SARS and avian flu has pushed health issues towards the top of the international agenda. Such outbreaks have serious political, economic, and social consequences and remind the world of the necessity of global cooperation in order to deal... More Info

Reconceiving Midwif

Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press | June 1, 2004 | 335 pages
Midwifery in the developed world is in a state of ferment and change - a phenomenon referred to as the "new midwifery."Reconceiving Midwiferyoffers state-of-the-art analyses of the new midwifery as it is practiced. The authors - social scientists and midwifery practitioners - reflect on regional... More Info


March 1, 2011 | 162 pages
Proposes a novel way to control rising worldwide obesity--the the "healthy living voucher," and explains how this type of system would work to decrease high-calorie consumption. Simultaneous. Hardcover available.  More Info

Colonizing Bodies

University of Washington Press | June 1, 1999 | 272 pages
Colonizing Bodies looks at the impact of government policy on the health of Native people, including reserve allocations, the alienation of water supplies to Euro-American settlers, residential schooling, and the persecution of indigenous healers. Colonizing Bodies pushes the boundaries between... More Info

Happy Pills in America

Johns Hopkins Univ Pr | September 8, 2010 | 296 pages
Valium. Paxil. Prozac. Prescribed by the millions each year, these medications have been hailed as wonder drugs and vilified as numbing and addictive crutches. Where did this "blockbuster drug" phenomenon come from? What factors led to the mass acceptance of tranquilizers and antidepressants? And... More Info

HIV Prevention and Bisexual Realities

March 11, 2013 | 232 pages
Why is there so little HIV education at present directed towards bisexual men and women? This book offers a critical analysis of the issues in public health research and education that prevent adequate attention from being paid to bisexual realities. Addressing the implications of such limited... More Info

Fields of Combat

Ilr Press | July 31, 2012 | 221 pages
Understanding PTSD among today's veterans and how it is handled by the military and VA system.  More Info

Bodies Under Siege

JHU Press | April 6, 2011 | 352 pages
A quarter century after it was first published, Bodies under Siege remains the classic, authoritative book on self-mutilation. Now in its third edition, this invaluable work is updated throughout with findings from hundreds of new studies, discussions of new models of self-injury, an assessment of... More Info

The Pregnancy Journal

Chronicle Books | September 30, 2009 | 206 pages
The classic is back! Fully revised with the latest medical information on both mom's health and baby's development,this best-selling journal is packed with daily entries that feature tips, advice, and plenty of room for personal reflection.Beautifully repackaged with a fresh design, this... More Info

Fat Shame

New York Univ Pr | May 2, 2011 | 219 pages
A look at how fatness became a cultural stigma in the United States.  More Info

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Random House Digital, Inc. | August 31, 2004 | 322 pages
A thought-provoking portrait of world-renowned infectious disease expert Dr. Paul Farmer follows the efforts of this unconventional Harvard genius to understand the world's great health, economic, and social problems and to bring healing to humankind. Reprint. 65,000 first printing.  More Info

At Liberty to Die

June 11, 2012 | 224 pages
Over the past hundred years, average life expectancy in America has nearly doubled, due largely to scientific and medical advances, but also as a consequence of safer working conditions, a heightened awareness of the importance of diet and health, and other factors. Yet while longevity is... More Info

Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Univ Of Minnesota Press | May 19, 2008 | 208 pages
In this revelatory and at times shocking book, King traces how breast cancer has been transformed from a stigmatized disease and individual tragedy to a market-driven industry of survivorship.  More Info

The Mediator's Handbook

New Society Pub | November 13, 2012 | 208 pages
The classic resource for effective mediation - now fully updated and expanded  More Info

Making Home

New Society Pub | August 28, 2012 | 315 pages
A guide to living an austere, yet even more fulfilling, life during tough economic times explains how to improve family relations; save for future generations; and save money on heating and cooling, refrigeration, laundry, water, cooking, cleaning and more. Original.  More Info

My Leaky Body

September 21, 2012 | 344 pages
Her weakest moment spawned a crusade for change. Julie Devaney takes on a journey through the health care system as she is diagnosed and treated for ulcerative colitis. In and out of emergency rooms in Vancouver and Toronto, she’s poked, prodded, and abandoned to a closet at one point, bearing... More Info

You Could Live a Long Time

March 24, 2010 | 224 pages
Are you ready to live a long time, or do you dread it? Recent medical advances mean we could live longer, but doesn't guarantee the quality of that life. In the words of one senior, 'We're not living longer, we're dying longer.' The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way. Getting older... More Info

Women's health

Canadian Scholars Pr | October 30, 2008 | 290 pages
While women comprise the largest segement of health workers, health consumers, and health decision-makers for their families and communities, it has often been difficult for women to make themselves heard. Women's Health focuses on women's health issues from multiple perspectives and draws upon... More Info

Not Done Yet

Canadian Scholars Pr | March 30, 2009 | 263 pages
Here is presented the story of a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer yet is determined to face the challenge that such a horrendous realisation brings. Her method is to carry on doing the things she enjoys and write about her experiences for the benefit of others who find themselves in a... More Info