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Global Health Complications of Obesity

Global Health Complications of Obesity Book
Author : Jahangir Moini,Raheleh Ahangari,Mohtashem Samsam,Carrie Miller
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-06
ISBN : 9780128197516
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Global Health Complications of Obesity presents a valuable resource for research scientists and clinicians by covering the burden of obesity and related diseases and serving as a starting point for in-depth discussions in academic settings and for obesity-treatment specialists. Obesity is associated with a statistically higher risk of heart disease, hypertension, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and many other diseases. This succinct resource focuses on the current data, research and management of obesity. It is essential reading for healthcare professionals, endocrinologists, nutritionists, public health students and medical students. Presents clinical cases, key terms and targeted references Addresses diseases including diabetes, cancer, hypertension, osteoarthritis, fatty liver disease, infertility, renal failure and depression Provides a link to new knowledge that is ideal for both researchers and clinicians

Global Health Complications of Obesity

Global Health Complications of Obesity Book
Author : Jahangir Moini,Raheleh Ahangari,Carrie Miller,Mohtashem Samsam
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-04-01
ISBN : 0128197528
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Global Health Complications of Obesity presents a valuable resource for research scientists and clinicians by covering the burden of obesity and related diseases and serving as a starting point for in-depth discussions in academic settings and for obesity-treatment specialists. Obesity is associated with a statistically higher risk of heart disease, hypertension, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and many other diseases. This succinct resource focuses on the current data, research and management of obesity. It is essential reading for healthcare professionals, endocrinologists, nutritionists, public health students and medical students. Presents clinical cases, key terms and targeted references Addresses diseases including diabetes, cancer, hypertension, osteoarthritis, fatty liver disease, infertility, renal failure and depression Provides a link to new knowledge that is ideal for both researchers and clinicians

Pathophysiology of Obesity Induced Health Complications

Pathophysiology of Obesity Induced Health Complications Book
Author : Paramjit S. Tappia,Bram Ramjiawan,Naranjan S. Dhalla
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-01-17
ISBN : 3030353583
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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​According to the World Health Organization, the epidemic of global obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight, over 650 million of which were obese. Being overweight and obese has been linked to a number of non-communicable, chronic diseases. Pathophysiology of Obesity-Induced Health Complications is a compilation of review articles dedicated to describe co-morbidities associated with obesity. The wide range that is covered is of significant interest to basic research scientists, clinicians and graduate students who are engaged in studying obesity-induced health complications. Furthermore, this book highlights the potential of novel approaches for the prevention and treatment of obesity and its related illnesses. Nineteen articles in this book are organized in four sections that are designed to provide an overview of obesity-induced health complications. The first section serves as an introductory section on the prevalence, causes, consequences, treatments and preventive approaches for obesity. Section two covers the metabolic disturbances and inflammation due to obesity. The third section is focused on neurological and visceral complications as a consequence of obesity. The final section covers strategies for the prevention of obesity-induced complications. The book illustrates that obesity can result in a diverse range of pathophysiological conditions that adversely affect health.

Obesity

Obesity Book
Author : World Health Organization
Publisher : World Health Organization
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9241208945
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report issues a call for urgent action to combat the growing epidemic of obesity, which now affects developing and industrialized countries alike. Adopting a public health approach, the report responds to both the enormity of health problems associated with obesity and the notorious difficulty of treating this complex, multifactorial disease. With these problems in mind, the report aims to help policy-makers introduce strategies for prevention and management that have the greatest chance of success. The importance of prevention as the most sensible strategy in developing countries, where obesity coexists with undernutrition, is repeatedly emphasized. Recommended lines of action, which reflect the consensus reached by 25 leading authorities, are based on a critical review of current scientific knowledge about the causes of obesity in both individuals and populations. While all causes are considered, major attention is given to behavioural and societal changes that have increased the energy density of diets, overwhelmed sophisticated regulatory systems that control appetite and maintain energy balance, and reduced physical activity. Specific topics discussed range from the importance of fat content in the food supply as a cause of population-wide obesity, through misconceptions about obesity held by both the medical profession and the public, to strategies for dealing with the alarming prevalence of obesity in children. The report has eleven chapters presented in five parts. Part one, which assesses the magnitude of the problem, explains the system for classifying overweight and obesity based on the body mass index, considers the importance of fat distribution, and provides an overview of trends in all regions of the world, concluding that obesity is increasing worldwide at an alarming rate. Chapters in part two evaluate the true costs of obesity in terms of physical and mental ill health, and the human and financial resources diverted to deal with these problems. Specific health consequences discussed include increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other noncommunicable diseases, endocrine and metabolic disturbances, debilitating health problems, and psychological problems. The health benefits and risks of weight loss are also assessed. Part three draws on the latest research findings to consider specific factors involved in the development of overweight and obesity. Discussion centres on factors, such as high intakes of fat, that may disrupt normal physiological regulation of appetite and energy balance, and the role of dietary factors and levels of physical activity. In terms of opportunities for prevention, particular attention is given to the multitude of environmental and societal forces that adversely affect food intake and physical activity and may thus overwhelm the physiological regulatory systems that keep weight stable in the long term. The possible role of genetic and biological susceptibility is also briefly considered. Against this background, the fourth and most extensive part maps out strategies for prevention and management at both the population and individual levels. Separate chapters address the need to develop population-based strategies that tackle the environmental and societal factors implicated in the development of obesity, and compare the effectiveness of current options for managing overweight or obese individuals. Specific strategies discussed include dietary management, physical activity and exercise programmes, behaviour modification, drug treatment, and gastric surgery. While noting striking recent progress in the development of drug treatments, the report concludes that gastric surgery continues to show the best long-term success in treating the severely obese. The final part sets out key conclusions and recommendations for responding to the global obesity epidemic and identifies priority areas where more research is urgently needed. "... the volume is clearly written, and carries a wealth of summary information that is likely to be invaluable for anyone interested in the public health aspects of obesity and fatness, be they students, practitioner or researcher." - Journal of Biosocial Science

Obesity and Disease in an Interconnected World A Systems Approach to Turn Huge Challenges into Amazing Opportunities

Obesity and Disease in an Interconnected World  A Systems Approach to Turn Huge Challenges into Amazing Opportunities Book
Author : Judith Wylie-Rosett,Sunil S. Jhangiani
Publisher : Bentham Science Publishers
Release : 2015-04-02
ISBN : 1681080362
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Globalization and economic progress has been accompanied with an increase in the incidence of obesity, cardiovascular disease and other non-communicable illnesses worldwide among populations in some countries. Obesity and Disease examines how these rising epidemics of obesity and other lifestyle problems are changing health guidelines globally - from directing health care professionals on how to care for individuals to encouraging them to embrace the interconnected systems involved in chronic disease risk management, prevention and treatment. With a focus on systems, this reference serves as an excellent resource on how to develop a more comprehensive approach to population health. Starting with a systematic approach to health risk assessment in section one, followed by a targeted approach to risk reduction and prevention in section two, the eBook moves along seamlessly into section three calling for a shared responsibility toward strengthening health systems globally that can help determine and improve upon the health of individuals, and societies across the world. Obesity and Disease gives applicable concepts to readers in a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to alter health systems and implement changes that promote health and wellness in the communities they serve and live in. The information and resources in this eBook also serve as a guideline for collaborations across professional associations with a goal of developing strategic plans to combat obesity and diabetes.

Global Health Care

Global Health Care Book
Author : Carol Holtz
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release : 2012-05-30
ISBN : 0763799645
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This revised edition equips students with up-to-date information on a variety of global health topics and perspectives. It prepares readers with a basic perspective of health policy issues in various geographical regions, and explains how they are affected by significant world events. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Pathophysiology of Obesity induced Health Complications

Pathophysiology of Obesity induced Health Complications Book
Author : Paramjit S. Tappia,Bram Ramjiawan,Naranjan S. Dhalla
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
ISBN : 9783030353599
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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According to the World Health Organization, the epidemic of global obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight, over 650 million of which were obese. Being overweight and obese has been linked to a number of non-communicable, chronic diseases. Pathophysiology of Obesity-Induced Health Complications is a compilation of review articles dedicated to describe co-morbidities associated with obesity. The wide range that is covered is of significant interest to basic research scientists, clinicians and graduate students who are engaged in studying obesity-induced health complications. Furthermore, this book highlights the potential of novel approaches for the prevention and treatment of obesity and its related illnesses. Nineteen articles in this book are organized in four sections that are designed to provide an overview of obesity-induced health complications. The first section serves as an introductory section on the prevalence, causes, consequences, treatments and preventive approaches for obesity. Section two covers the metabolic disturbances and inflammation due to obesity. The third section is focused on neurological and visceral complications as a consequence of obesity. The final section covers strategies for the prevention of obesity-induced complications. The book illustrates that obesity can result in a diverse range of pathophysiological conditions that adversely affect health.

Global Health Risks

Global Health Risks Book
Author : World Health Organization
Publisher : World Health Organization
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9241563877
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This publication is a comprehensive assessment of leading risks to global health. It provides detailed global and regional estimates of premature mortality, disability and loss of health attributable to 24 global risk factors.--Publisher's description.

Research Handbook on Global Health Law

Research Handbook on Global Health Law Book
Author : Gian Luca Burci,Brigit Toebes
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2018-11-30
ISBN : 1785366548
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The effect of Globalization on health has attracted the attention of scholars and policy makers across multiple disciplines. A key concern is the regulation of international health protection, and in particular the use of international health instruments and the complex interaction between international law and health considerations. For the first time, a group of law and policy scholars have analysed these issues, drawing on knowledge from their respective fields. The resulting book provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary issues in global health law and governance.

Global Health

Global Health Book
Author : Michael H. Merson,Robert E. Black,Anne J. Mills
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0763785598
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Rev. ed. of: International public health. 2nd ed. c2006.

Obesity

Obesity Book
Author : Tahir Ahmed Mahmood,Sabaratnam Arulkumaran
Publisher : Newnes
Release : 2013
ISBN : 012416045X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bringing together experts from a variety of specialties to examine the issues and challenges of obesity, this book discusses how obesity affects fertility, reproduction and pregnancy.

Public Health Nutrition

Public Health Nutrition Book
Author : Assistant Professor Program in Public Health Michigan State University East Lansing Michigan Natalie Stein,Natalie Stein
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release : 2014-03-01
ISBN : 1449692052
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Issues related to nutrition are among the most pressing public health concerns in modern times. Worldwide, nearly 1 billion individuals are undernourished, with over a billion more individuals deficient in protein or one or more essential micronutrients. Malnutrition plays a role in in more than half of all childhood deaths. Effects of malnutrition include mortality, decreased economic productivity, morbidities, such as blindness and stunting, and development of chronic diseases. Conversely, overnutrition has emerged as current and growing threat to the world's health. Two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, and 35 percent of the world's population are overweight. Two-thirds of the world's population living in countries where more people die from overnutrition than undernutrition. Chronic diseases are similarly of concern, with heart disease, cancer, and other diet-related chronic diseases among the leading causes of death in the world. This book is a comprehensive introduction to Public Health Nutrition, andhas a unique balance, focusing on the health of communities and nations, and presenting the most significant public health nutrition problems and solutions worldwide. It presents key concepts in public health nutrition and presents case studies from the United States and world, and from across all life stages, to illustrate these concepts. Designed for MPH programs, this book will prepare students to become successful global public health professionals, with a clear understanding of the critical need for public health nutrition programs around the globe. Unlike other texts of its kind, Public Health Nutrition: Principles and Practice for Community and Global Health includes a unique explanation of nutritional science as it relates to public health. Readers will come away with a solid understanding of nutrition and public health infrastructure, enabling them to be more effective in improving public health nutrition. With 24 chapters divided into 6 parts, this book covers: Part 1: Nutrition around the World Part 2: Policy and Public Health Nutrition Part 3: Hunger and Malnutrition Part 4: Maternal and Child Nutrition Part 5: Nutritional Scenes in Developing Nations Part 6: Nutrition and the Environment Key Features: A global focus ties in current topics from around the world with examples from the U.S., industrialized and developing nations in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Austalia. Each chapter opens with a case study presenting a public health nutrition problem and approach Provides in-depth examples, such as the school lunch programs in India and Japan, development of community-based health systems in Thailand, and breastfeeding promotion initiatives in Ghana"

Obesity and Diabetes

Obesity and Diabetes Book
Author : Joel Faintuch,Salomão Faintuch
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-12-14
ISBN : 3030533700
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now in its second edition, this comprehensive handbook provides a state-of-the-art overview of recent advances in drug and non-drug therapies for obesity and diabetes. It also addresses major comorbidities, covering topics such as, cardiovascular diseases, renal and neuropsychiatric disorders, appetite control and micro RNAs. Special attention is also devoted to pediatric care, including the latest recommendations for therapy and prevention. Obesity and type 2 diabetes are among the top global health-care budget concerns worldwide and impact professional practice at all levels: in hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices alike. They prominently feature in headlines, and virtually no family, community or country is exempt from their protean, deleterious consequences. Furthermore, given the multiple intersections in their pathways, they often go hand in hand. The good news is that scientific advances in all fields, including genomics, metabolomics, lipidomics and microbiomics, are increasing our understanding of these two disease areas. At the same time, artificial intelligence, machine learning, mobile health and advanced implantable and external devices are rendering prevention and management more available, safe and cost-effective. In addition, bariatric and metabolic surgery has evolved from a niche specialty to an officially endorsed option for several modalities of obesity and diabetes. This book presents the latest lifestyle, pharmacological, surgical and non-surgical treatment options, including endoscopic intervention and cell therapy. Objectively reviewing natural and artificial sweeteners and critically examining issues such as public health initiatives, government mandated taxes for unhealthy foods and environmental planning, no stone is left unturned in gathering the latest practical information. As such, the book will appeal to seasoned specialists, as well as students and healthcare professionals in training.

Introduction to Global Health

Introduction to Global Health Book
Author : Kathryn H. Jacobsen
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release : 2009-10-07
ISBN : 1449649971
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New Edition Available 4/1/2013 With a unique emphasis on possible solutions to world health problems, this book addresses all the key issues of global health at a level basic enough that students from a variety of majors can understand the material. It will give the reader: An understanding of biological and social aspects of major global health issues, especially in the areas of infectious disease, nutrition, and environmental health. A knowledge of population groups that are at increased risk of poor health and familiarity with policies and programs designed to reduce health inequalities. A familiarity with global health vocabulary, the basic methods used to assess global health, and the tools to locate and understand additional global health information. The author has included over 170 tables and figures to illustrate important concepts as well as a supplemental chapter on how to read journal articles. The text is also accompanied by downloadable instructor resources including PowerPoint slides, a TestBank, and an instructor’s manual with suggested discussion questions and sample syllabi.

Global Health

Global Health Book
Author : Kevin McCracken,David R. Phillips
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-07-14
ISBN : 1317431227
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Global Health continues to provide readers with a comprehensive, up-to-date and thought-provoking outline and understanding of the constantly evolving global health landscape. In this new edition the authors have maintained the successful structure and organisation of the previous edition to examine and explain recent health changes and consider likely future patterns. New or expanded topics covered include: emerging and re-emerging infectious disease threats increasing awareness of, and interest in, antimicrobial resistance and superbugs terrorism, global conflict and health the new UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development the drive for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) the use of information technology in global health substance abuse palliative and end-of-life-care ethical issues in global health. Using clear and original explanations of complex issues, this text makes extensive use of boxed case studies and international examples, with discussion questions posed for readers at the end of each chapter. Readers will also be able to take advantage of the new website that was designed to complement this book. Global Health is essential reading for students and researchers of global health, public health and development studies.

Security and Global Health

Security and Global Health Book
Author : Stefan Elbe
Publisher : Polity
Release : 2010-05-03
ISBN : 0745643736
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Every era, it is said, has its defining malady. What will be ours? Will it be a new human pandemic caused by an animal-borne infectious disease, such as swine flu? Will it be a lethal microbe like anthrax deliberately released by terrorists bent on causing mass civilian casualties? Or will it be one of our new 'lifestyle' diseases - the epidemics of smoking, obesity and excessive alcohol consumption that threaten to engulf modern societies? Perhaps our era will even be remembered for its tragic neglect of certain health issues - endemic diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS that continue to ravage millions in developing countries. In this book Stefan Elbe shows that in the new millennium international politics is no longer characterized by its preoccupation with a single disease, but precisely by its need to urgently confront what is now an epidemic of epidemics. Over the past decade a whole host of diverse global health issues have raised the highest levels of political concern, provoking governments and international institutions to tackle such health threats through the prism of security - be it national security, biosecurity, or human security. This convergence between health issues and security concerns has also produced the new notion of health security, which has already begun to shape the way international health policy is formulated. The intersection of the worlds of health and security is beginning to change our very ideas of what security means and how it is achieved. At the outset of the twenty-first century, practising security increasingly demands that citizens become patients, that states resemble huge hospitals, and that security itself becomes a technology of medical control. It is this transformation of security, Elbe argues in an innovative and engaging re-conceptualization of the health-security nexus, that marks nothing short of the medicalization of security.

Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries

Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries Book
Author : Clare Herrick,David Reubi
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-03-16
ISBN : 1317528212
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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To date, geography has not yet carved out a disciplinary niche within the diffuse domain that constitutes global health. However, the compulsion to do and understand global health emerges largely from contexts that geography has long engaged with: urbanisation, globalisation, political economy, risk, vulnerability, lifestyles, geopolitics, culture, governance, development and the environment. Moreover, global health brings with it an innate, powerful and politicising spatial logic that is only now starting to emerge as an object of enquiry. This book aims to draw attention to and showcase the wealth of existing and emergent geographical contributions to what has recently been termed ‘critical global health studies’. Geographical perspectives, this collection argues, are essential to bringing new and critical perspectives to bear on the inherent complexities and interconnectedness of global health problems and purported solutions. Thus, rather than rehearsing the frequent critique that global health is more a ‘set of problems’ than a coherent disciplinary approach to ameliorating the health of all and redressing global bio-inequalities; this collection seeks to explore what these problems might represent and the geographical imaginaries inherent in their constitution. This unique volume of geographical writings on global health not only deepens social scientific engagements with health itself, but in so doing, brings forth a series of new conceptual, methodological and empirical contributions to social scientific, multidisciplinary scholarship.

Encyclopedia of Global Health

Encyclopedia of Global Health Book
Author : Yawei Zhang
Publisher : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Release : 2008-01-09
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A general reference for topics related to health worlwide, this encyclopedia is ambitious in its scope, with entries for specific diseases and conditions, geographical areas, health issues, biographical information, and organizations related to world health policy." —CHOICE "A useful, one-stop reference for health professionals and the general population alike that speaks to important changes and issues in global health; a foundation of knowledge essential for any library." —Library Journal The contemporary understanding of global health is complicated and extends to all ends of the Earth and beyond. From the health effects of global warming to the implications of single nucleotide differences on disease, the factors that impact global health are extremely diverse and are changing constantly. As new scientific advances are made, as new policies are implemented, as wars are waged and peace agreements signed, or as new strains of infectious diseases evolve, the state of global health changes. The Encyclopedia of Global Health is a comprehensive, one stop reference to a broad array of health topics worldwide. Encompassing four volumes with more than 1,200 articles, the Encyclopedia covers all aspects of health, including physical and mental health entries, biographies of major doctors and researchers, profiles of medical institutions, organizations, and corporations, descriptions of drugs and operations, articles on national health policies, and thematic health topics in the humanities. Key Features Offers a truly global approach by giving the current health status in each country of five continents Compares the mortality rates of infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases in developing and developed countries Presents a historical context for important changes and issues in global health and serves as a foundation of knowledge Examines how mental health and related conditions in developing countries are increasing toward the level in developed countries Ties the curriculum in related health disciplines from biology, to psychology, to psychopharmacology Provides a glossary of health definitions, extensive cross-references to related topics, and thorough bibliographic citations Key Themes · Children's Health Countries: Africa Countries: Americas Countries: Asia Countries: Europe Countries: Pacific Diseases, Cancers Diseases, Localized Diseases, Systemic Drugs and Drug Companies Health Sciences Men's Health Mental Health Organizations and Associations People Procedures and Therapies Research Society and Health Women's Health The Encyclopedia of Global Health is a useful reference for health professionals, as well as for general populations, making it a must-have resource for any library.

Global Health 101

Global Health 101 Book
Author : Richard Skolnik
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release : 2015-08-06
ISBN : 1284050548
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rated by an independent panel as the best introductory Global Health text for undergraduates, Global Health 101, Third Edition is a clear, concise, and user-friendly introduction to the most critical issues in global health. It illustrates key themes with an extensive set of case studies, examples, and the latest evidence. Particular attention is given to the health-development link, to developing countries, and to the health needs of poor and disadvantaged people. The Third Edition is a thorough revision that offers an extensive amount of new and updated information, while maintaining clarity, simplicity, and ease of use for faculty and students. Offering the latest data on the burden of disease, the book presents unique content on key topics that are often insufficiently covered in introductory materials, such as immunization and adolescent health. Key Features: • New chapter on Adolescent Health—an important but largely uncovered topic in the existing Global Health literature • Expanded chapter on Child Health with special attention given to immunizations • Expanded coverage throughout on the topic of health disparities • The latest information on nutrition including the Global Nutrition Report of November 2014 and the Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition of 2013 • New section on Pharmaceuticals • More than 25 additional “Policy and Program” briefs that cover a range of key topics Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access with: A comprehensive, interactive eBook with embedded video links, knowledge checks and end-of-chapter quizzes Interactive practice activities including study questions Pre-loaded assessments including chapter quizzes, mid-terms, and a final exam. An expansive package of instructor materials including: sample syllabi, model policy briefs, a case study for discussion for each of the core chapters of the book, and an extensive bibliography of global health references organized by chapter.

Global Health Care Issues and Policies

Global Health Care  Issues and Policies Book
Author : Carol Holtz
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release : 2007-09-27
ISBN : 1449666450
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a healthcare system that is rapidly changing, Global Healthcare Issues and Policies presents students with up-to-date information on topics such as culture, religion and health; health research; ethics and health; reproductive health; infectious diseases; chronic diseases; nutrition; mental health; environmental health; aging; ambulatory care; economics and health care; health care insurance; and more. Each chapter includes objectives, key terms, cultural, religious, economic and political influences on chapter topics, case studies, review questions, and current research.