Category: Health studies

Slow Sex

Grand Central Life & Style | May 22, 2012 | 256 pages
The truth is: Most women do not have satisfying sex lives. SLOW SEX can change that. Better sex is about one thing: better orgasm. This life-altering guide teaches men and women how to use the practice of Orgasmic Meditation-or OM-to slow down, connect emotionally, and achieve authentic female... More Info

The Origins of AIDS

September 1, 2011 | 293 pages
"This compelling new account traces the origins and development of the most dramatic and destructive disease epidemic of modern times. Jacques Pepin looks back to the early twentieth-century events in Africa that triggered the emergence of HIV/AIDS and the subsequent evolution and transmission of... More Info


Univ of California Pr | March 5, 2012 | 328 pages
This searing indictment, David Healy's most comprehensive and forceful argument against the pharmaceuticalization of medicine, tackles problems in health care that are leading to a growing number of deaths and disabilities. Healy, who was the first to draw attention to the now well-publicized... More Info

Health Justice

Polity | October 14, 2011 | 288 pages
Social factors have a powerful influence on human health and longevity. Yet the social dimensions of health are often obscured in public discussions due to the overwhelming focus in health policy on medical care, individual-level risk factor research, and changing individual behaviours. Likewise,... More Info

Communication in Health Organizations

Polity | November 15, 2011 | 208 pages
Only book to date focusing on communication occurring in health organizations. Flexibility for use in different health communication courses and class formats. Breadth of research reviewed applies to exploring communication in multiple health-related disciplines.  More Info

Real Happiness

Workman Publishing Company | December 29, 2010 | 208 pages
This book describes meditation, mindfulness, and the benefits of meditation, and includes a guided program of meditation sessions.  More Info

Profit Is Not the Cure

McClelland & Stewart Ltd | October 7, 2003 | 296 pages
On July 12, 1966, the Medical Care Insurance Act was passed by the federal House of Commons after a ferocious public debate that pitted the vast majority of Canadians against a powerful alliance of business, insurance companies, and doctors. More than thirty years later, the same battle is being... More Info

The Non-Toxic Avenger

New Society Pub | November 15, 2011 | 277 pages
The author, after coming to terms with the fact that the autism and cancer affecting her family were most likely the result of environmental toxins, drastically reduced the levels of all chemicals in both her home and work environments and reveals how readers can do the same. Original. 10,000 first... More Info

Feeding Eden

Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated | March 6, 2012 | 256 pages
The author relates her experiences of dealing with her son's intense food allergies, looking at the failures and successes.  More Info

Healing Grief, Finding Peace

Sourcebooks Incorporated | October 1, 2011 | 283 pages
"Dr. LaGrand's advice and recommendations reach from and to both heart and head ... a powerful and important lesson about grief ? that even in grief, we can still grow." ? Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, senior consultant, Hospice Foundation of America Through Your Loss Comes The Strength to Grow Whether the... More Info

The Truth About Grief

Simon and Schuster | September 6, 2011 | 272 pages
In this illuminating account of how we grieve, Ruth David Konigsberg reveals that everything we thought we knew about confronting loss is wrong. She maintains that people cope with grief thanks largely to the human capacity for resilience, relying heavily on the work of psychologist George Bonanno.  More Info

The Panic Virus

Simon and Schuster | January 3, 2012 | 464 pages
WHO DECIDES WHICH FACTS ARE TRUE? In 1998 Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist with a history of self-promotion, published a paper with a shocking allegation: the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine might cause autism. The media seized hold of the story and, in the process, helped to launch one... More Info

Unbearable Lightness

Beyond Words/Atria Books | July 5, 2011 | 320 pages
The wife of Ellen DeGeneres and actress best known for her roles in Ally McBeal and Arrested Development provides a searing account of the years she spent secretly suffering from anorexia and bulimia, and trying to hide her sexuality, all under the glare of Hollywood's bright lights. Reprint.  More Info

Social Perspective

September 1, 2011 | 219 pages
Social Perspectiveexplores the impact of social factors on individual health, a topic often overlooked in the practice of psychiatry, psychology, and medicine. Richard U'Ren synthesizes viewpoints and information usually dispersed among many disciplines to show how social roles, political-economic... More Info

Social Support, Health, and Illness

July 2, 2011 | 186 pages
When a person faces serious illness, having the support of one's partner can help protect against the full ravages of disease, and even hasten recovery. However, too much support can have grave clinical consequences for sufferers and exact a heavy emotional and financial toll on caregivers. Social... More Info

Emotions Matter

March 30, 2012 | 336 pages
The sociology of emotions has recently undergone a renaissance, raising new questions for the social sciences: How should we define and study emotions? How are emotions related to perennial sociological debates about structure, power, and agency? Emotions Matter brings together leading... More Info

The Concussion Crisis

Simon and Schuster | September 13, 2011 | 336 pages
"Brings the explosive but largely invisible epidemic of concussions out of the shadows through stories of kids and pro ball players and doctors"--  More Info

The 3rd Alternative

Free Pr | October 4, 2011 | 480 pages
The influential author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People outlines a breakthrough approach to conflict resolution and creative problem solving that draws on the techniques of thinkers from a broad range of disciplines to explain how to incorporate diverse viewpoints for win-win solutions.... More Info

Fed Up with Lunch: The School Lunch Project

Chronicle Books Llc | October 5, 2011 | 208 pages
The teacher who ate a school lunch for an entire year and chronicled her experience anoymously on a blog argues for school lunch reform and improvement in the nutritional content of the food served to growing children.  More Info

The Beginning Runner's Handbook

Greystone Books | April 10, 2012 | 224 pages
This easy-to-use, practical guide is completely updated in this fourth edition. It now includes a revised RunWalk program that gives runners a choice between running 10K or running and walking the distance, depending on their individual goals and fitness. Tried and tested by thousands of new and... More Info

Killer Clothes

Hippocrates Publications | February 1, 2011 | 191 pages
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Revolutionary doctors

Monthly Review Pr | May 1, 2011 | 256 pages
"Revolutionary Doctors gives readers a first-hand account of Venezuela's innovative and inspiring program of community healthcare, designed to serve--and largely carried out by--the poor themselves. Drawing on long-term participant observations as well as in-depth research, Brouwer tells the story... More Info

In Her Power

Beyond Words/Atria Books | February 7, 2012 | 208 pages
Profiling nine common self-sabotaging habits that hold back today's women, a reference by an Emmy Award-winning public television host shares proven exercises that address areas ranging from empowerment and creativity to intimacy and work-life balance. By the author of Smart Women Take Risks.... More Info

Better by Mistake

Riverhead Books | April 3, 2012 | 304 pages
In this persuasive book, a "New York Times" columnist shows that mistakes are everywhere, and suggests that when we acknowledge and identify them correctly, we can improve not only ourselves, but our families, our work, and the world around us.  More Info


Granta Books | August 1, 2011 | 288 pages
"In Scapegoat, Katharine Quarmby looks behind the headlines to trace the history of disability and our discomfort with disabled people, from Greek and Roman culture through the Industrial Revolution and the origins of Britain's asylum system to the eugenics movement and the Holocaust, the... More Info

The Health of Nations

April 10, 2012 | 162 pages
Why, despite vast resources being expended on health and health care, is there still so much ill health? Why do massive inequalities in health remain? The Health of Nations analyzes how power is exercised both in health care systems and in society more generally. It reveals how too many vested... More Info

Born With a Junk Food Deficiency

April 24, 2012 | 300 pages
A hard-hitting expos of Big Food and Big Pharma and the threat to public health. It blows the lid off of everything you thought you knew about these gigantic industries.  More Info


October 8, 2011 | 256 pages
Describes an eight-stage transformation process to help readers explore the ways they think, feel, and sense their living environments so they can achieve an enhanced and decluttered home space.  More Info

Germs Gone Wild

December 15, 2011 | 508 pages
Reveals how outright greed has resulted in the reckless proliferation of bio-weapon research throughout the United States and exposes how these minimally regulated labs threaten everyday Americans. Reprint.  More Info

Make Yourself Better: A Practical Guide to Restoring Your Body's Wellbeing Through Ancient Medicine

Singing Dragon | February 15, 2012 | 176 pages
Bringing ancient Eastern and Western medical traditions into a modern world, this guide, devoted to the importance of good nutrition, detoxification, activity and physical exercise, empowers readers to make more informed choices to lead healthier lives. Original.  More Info

Introducing Positive Psychology

February 28, 2012 | 216 pages
A Practical Guide to improving your outlook on life  More Info

Introducing Mindfulness

March 20, 2012 | 224 pages
A Practical Guide to mindfulness, how to appreciate living life in the present.  More Info


August 9, 2011 | 144 pages
Shows how traditional Buddhist teachings on attachment, deep listening, and loving speech can help energize and restore relationships.  More Info

Crazy Little Thing

Viva Editions | November 15, 2011 | 262 pages
Crazy Little Thing is a look at why we want to be in love and the burbling, boiling soup of endorphins, hormones, and neurotransmitters that spill from our brain to make us do things that would otherwise be viewed as insane. Investigative journalist Liz Langley traveled the country to research and... More Info


Ecco | February 2, 2010 | 272 pages
For more than thirty years, Hank Cardello was an executive and adviser to some of the largest food and beverage corporations in the world. For more than thirty years, he watched as corporate profits-and America′s waistlines-ballooned: fattening consumers meant fattening profits. Now, in this... More Info

Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So

Delacorte Press | October 5, 2010 | 224 pages
The son of Kurt Vonnegut picks up where his previous memoir--The Eden Express, in which he discussed the onset of his schizophrenia-- left off, chronicling his battles with alcoholism, his calling to practice medicine, another psychotic break, marriage and fatherhood and the passing of his father.  More Info

A Bitter Pill

November 3, 2009 | 272 pages
Medical treatment of elderly people is not working. Worse, it is often harmful. Clear, hard-hitting, and authoritative, A Bitter Pill investigates why the medical system - from its one-size-fits-all prevention strategy to hospital stays that don't benefit anyone - is failing old people who are in... More Info

It Gets Better

Dutton Juvenile | March 22, 2011 | 352 pages
A collection of original essays and testimonials written to LGBT teens from a variety of people, including celebrities, politicians, parents, and other ordinary people, emphasizing the possibilities of a positive future for them.  More Info

Camp Nurse

McClelland & Stewart Ltd | March 31, 2009 | 296 pages
The bestselling, critically acclaimed author of A Nurse’s Story and The Making of a Nurse is back to describe her experiences as a summer camp nurse. After years of working in intensive care units caring for critically ill people, nurse Tilda Shalof now turns her attention to healthy patients —... More Info

Farm Together Now

Chronicle Books Llc | December 1, 2010 | 192 pages
With interest in home gardening at an all-time high and concerns about food production and safety making headlines, Farm Together Now explores the current state of grassroots farming in the U.S. Part oral history and part treatise on food politics, this fascinating project is an introduction to the... More Info

The Boy in the Moon

Random House Canada | September 22, 2009 | 304 pages
Walker Brown was born with a genetic mutation so rare that doctors call it an orphan syndrome: perhaps 300 people around the world also live with it. Walker turns twelve in 2008, but he weighs only 54 pounds, is still in diapers, can’t speak and needs to wear special cuffs on his arms so that he... More Info

The emperor of all maladies

Scribner Book Company | November 16, 2010 | 571 pages
A historical assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the complex disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, providing coverage of such topics as ancient-world surgeries and the developments of present-day treatments.  More Info

The Omnivore's Dilemma

Large Print Press | April 24, 2007 | 709 pages
Pollan writes about the ecology of the food humans eat and why--what it is, in fact, that we are eating. Discussing industrial farming, organic food, and what it is like to hunt and gather food, this is a surprisingly honest and self-aware account of the evolution of the modern diet.  More Info

Wasting away

Oxford University Press, USA | September 24, 2002 | 272 pages
This is a provocative book that examines and assesses the Canadian health care system. It examines the development of the system and breaks the analysis down into two accessible units.  More Info

My Mother Wears Combat Boots

Ak Pr | October 1, 2007 | 260 pages
A parenting guide like no other! Jessica Mills, a touring punk musician, artist, and political activist, gives readers a delightful, information-packed guide to having and raising kids without giving up your politics, art, or life. Disappointed by run-of-the-mill parenting books that didn't speak... More Info

Dying to get high

NYU Press | August 3, 2008 | 257 pages
Investigates one community of seriously ill patients fighting the federal government for the right to use physician-recommended marijuana. This book tackles the broader, complex history of medical marijuana in America. It asks what distinguishes a legitimate patient from an illegitimate "pothead,"... More Info

Apples to Oysters

Penguin Group Canada | April 4, 2008 | 272 pages
On this passionate, cross-Canada odyssey, Margaret Webb introduces readers to 12 great farmers or, as she calls them, chefs of the soil and the sea, tractor-seat philosophers, poet biologists, thingamajig inventors, and zealous educators. Her stories of the challenges they face growing good food... More Info

In Defense of Food

Penguin Pr | August 20, 2019 | 244 pages
The best-selling author of The Omnivore's Dilemma cites the reasons why people have become so confused about their dietary choices, counseling readers on the importance of enjoyable moderate eating of mostly traditional plant foods. 200,000 first printing.  More Info


Vintage Canada | April 15, 2008 | 416 pages
From one of our most widely read, award-winning journalists comes the powerful, unputdownable story of the very human cost of a global pandemic of staggering scope and scale. It is essential reading for our times. In 28, Stephanie Nolen, the Globe and Mail's Africa Bureau Chief, puts a human face... More Info