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Our collection of 18 books.

  • Topics in Public Health
    Topics in Public Health
    Editor David Claborn
    ISBN 978-953-51-2132-9,
    306 pages, June, 2015
    Public health has been defined as the efforts of a community that allow a population to remain healthy. This definition is very inclusive, so elements of clinical care, health promotion and many other fields contribute to the larger discipline of pub ...
  • Infection Control
    Infection Control
    Editor Silpi Basak
    ISBN 978-953-51-1145-0,
    100 pages, May, 2013
    Health Care associated infection (HAI) is an emerging problem worldwide. HAI causes increased morbidity, mortality and average length of stay of the patient in the hospital. HAI also imposes economic burden on the patient, health care set up and als ...
  • Current Topics in Public Health
    Current Topics in Public Health
    Editor Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales
    ISBN 978-953-51-1121-4,
    742 pages, May, 2013
    Public Health is regarded as the basis and cornerstone of health, generally and in medicine. Defined as the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, org ...
  • Addictions - From Pathophysiology to Treatment
    Addictions - From Pathophysiology to Treatment
    Editor David Belin
    ISBN 978-953-51-0783-5,
    498 pages, October, 2012
    Addiction, increasingly perceived as a heterogeneous brain disorder, is one of the most peculiar psychiatric pathologies in that its management involves various, often non-overlapping, resources from the biological, psychological, medical, economical ...
  • Public Health - Methodology, Environmental and Systems Issues
    Public Health - Methodology, Environmental and Systems Issues
    Editor Jay Maddock
    ISBN 978-953-51-0641-8,
    444 pages, May, 2012
    Public health can be thought of as a series of complex systems. Many things that individual living in high income countries take for granted like the control of infectious disease, clean, potable water, low infant mortality rates require a high funct ...
  • The Continuum of Health Risk Assessments
    The Continuum of Health Risk Assessments
    Editor Michael G. Tyshenko
    ISBN 980-953-307-582-7,
    208 pages, May, 2012
    This book presents a collection of health risk assessments for known and emerging hazards that span a continuum. Case studies for existing health risks include psychoactive drug usage in delivery truck drivers and using look-back risk assessment for ...
  • Public Health - Social and Behavioral Health
    Public Health - Social and Behavioral Health
    Editor Jay Maddock
    ISBN 978-953-51-0620-3,
    582 pages, May, 2012
    Human behavior accounts for the majority of morbidity and premature mortality throughout the world. This book explores several areas of human behavior including physical activity, nutrition and food, addictive substances, gun violence, sexual transmi ...
  • Primary Care at a Glance - Hot Topics and New Insights
    Primary Care at a Glance - Hot Topics and New Insights
    Editor Oreste Capelli
    ISBN 978-953-51-0539-8,
    458 pages, April, 2012
    "Both among scientists and clinical practitioners, some find it easier to rely upon trivial explanations, while others never stop looking for answers". With these surprising words, Augusto Murri, an Italian master in clinical medicine, reminds us th ...