Deadly Choices Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Deadly Choices

  • Author : Paul A. Offit
  • Publisher : Basic Books (AZ)
  • File Size : 8,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-03-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465057962


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A renowned researcher vigorously challenges the anti-vaccine movement in this powerful defense of science in the face of fear.

Deadly Choices Book

Deadly Choices

  • Author : Jennie Spallone
  • Publisher : Untreed Reads
  • File Size : 19,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-01-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 121
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611872422


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First time in ebook! One foggy November morning on Chicago's West Side, paramedic trainee Beth Reilly faces a life or death choice that will put her own future in jeopardy. High on cocaine, her veteran paramedic officer slams their ambulance into a homeless, pregnant woman, forcing the woman into labor. Beth alone must decide who will live-the fetus fighting for life or the mother who is hemorrhaging to death. She can't save them both. Beth's decision tests old friendships and creates new enemies. Her woman-hating boss tries to destroy her career. An ambitious prosecutor decides her trial is his ticket to a judgeship. A religious zealot treats her as a sacrificial lamb, diverting suspicion from the woman he loves. A handsome professor enters her life, but is the timing coincidental? When one of her tormentors dies suspiciously, Beth realized her choices have turned deadly.

Deadly Choices Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Deadly Choices

  • Author : Paul A. Offit
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • File Size : 13,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010-12-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465023561


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There's a silent, dangerous war going on out there. On one side are parents, bombarded with stories about the dangers of vaccines, now wary of immunizing their sons and daughters. On the other side are doctors, scared to send kids out of their offices vulnerable to illnesses like whooping cough and measles--the diseases of their grandparents. How did anyone come to view vaccines with horror? The answer is rooted in one of the most powerful citizen activist movements in our nation's history. In Deadly Choices, infectious disease expert Paul Offit relates the shocking story of anti-vaccine America--its origins, leaders, influences, and impact. Offering strategies to keep us from returning to an era when children routinely died from infections, Deadly Choices is a vigorous and definitive rebuttal of the powerful anti-vaccine movement.

Stolen Seasons  Deadly Choices Book

Stolen Seasons Deadly Choices

  • Author : Sandra Craig
  • Publisher :
  • File Size : 6,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-10-07
  • Genre: Washington (D.C.)
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483437545


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Autumn Walker is a recent college graduate who has just accepted a job with the State Department when she meets Justice Daniels on an airplane. Justice, a handsome predator who uses charm, sex, and violence to take advantage of women, has already decided Autumn will be his next conquest. Justice soon realizes that Autumn is not easily charmed, which only intensifies his need to conquer her. For the first time in his life, he has met a woman he does not want to destroy. As Justice struggles with the enigmatic feelings he has for Autumn, he preys on the unsuspecting, prompting deadly consequences that leave two detectives to investigate a complex string of suspicious deaths and disappearances, and Autumn to contemplate the price of love. In this romantic thriller, a psychopath nurturing a hatred for women unleashes his fury in Washington, D.C. as he struggles to escape his self-made prison of darkness.

Deadly Choices Book

Deadly Choices

  • Author : Rachel McLean
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 10,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-09-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 1913401049


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Deadly Decisions Book
Score: 3.5
From 32 Ratings

Deadly Decisions

  • Author : Kathy Reichs
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 18,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-12-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501122453


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The deaths of two young girls lands forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan into the world of rival outlaw biker gangs.

Five Days at Memorial Book
Score: 4
From 120 Ratings

Five Days at Memorial

  • Author : Sheri Fink
  • Publisher : Crown
  • File Size : 11,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-01-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 602
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307718976


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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The award-winning book that inspired an Apple Original series from Apple TV+ • A landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina—and the suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice—from a Pulitzer Prize–winning physician and reporter “An amazing tale, as inexorable as a Greek tragedy and as gripping as a whodunit.”—Dallas Morning News After Hurricane Katrina struck and power failed, amid rising floodwaters and heat, exhausted staff at Memorial Medical Center designated certain patients last for rescue. Months later, a doctor and two nurses were arrested and accused of injecting some of those patients with life-ending drugs. Five Days at Memorial, the culmination of six years of reporting by Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink, unspools the mystery, bringing us inside a hospital fighting for its life and into the most charged questions in health care: which patients should be prioritized, and can health care professionals ever be excused for hastening death? Transforming our understanding of human nature in crisis, Five Days at Memorial exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals how ill-prepared we are for large-scale disasters—and how we can do better. ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, Entertainment Weekly, Christian Science Monitor, Kansas City Star WINNER: National Book Critics Circle Award, J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Ridenhour Book Prize, American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award, National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Award

Health Promotion Book

Health Promotion

  • Author : Merryn McKinnon
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-06-25
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108816045


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This text introduces students to the principles and practice of health promotion in Australian and international public health contexts.

Health Promotion in the 21st Century Book

Health Promotion in the 21st Century

  • Author : Mary-Louise Fleming
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 14,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-08-13
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000249774


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How should we invest precious health resources? At a time when chronic illness is increasing, inequality persists and climate change is starting to impact our health, how can health promotion improve health outcomes across the whole population? Health Promotion in the 21st Century offers a systematic introduction to the principles of health promotion today, and effective planning, implementation and evaluation. The authors review the global, regional and local issues that affect health in Australia, and show how social, economic, political and educational elements in society contribute to population health and wellbeing. Throughout, the authors emphasise that health promotion needs multiple solutions, and that health professionals should seek out strategic opportunities and partnerships. They consider the issues facing vulnerable groups - such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those with mental health issues, and the aged - and suggest a variety of innovative tools for working with particular populations. They also focus on strategies to ensure programs remain vibrant and sustainable in the longer term. With case studies and activities in each chapter, Health Promotion in the 21st Century is an essential resource for anyone seeking to build a career in health promotion.

Anti Vax Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Anti Vax

  • Author : Bernice L. Hausman
  • Publisher : ILR Press
  • File Size : 12,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501735639


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Antivaxxers are crazy. That is the perception we all gain from the media, the internet, celebrities, and beyond, writes Bernice Hausman in Anti/Vax, but we need to open our eyes and ears so that we can all have a better conversation about vaccine skepticism and its implications. Hausman argues that the heated debate about vaccinations and whether to get them or not is most often fueled by accusations and vilifications rather than careful attention to the real concerns of many Americans. She wants to set the record straight about vaccine skepticism and show how the issues and ideas that motivate it—like suspicion of pharmaceutical companies or the belief that some illness is necessary to good health—are commonplace in our society. Through Anti/Vax, Hausman wants to engage public health officials, the media, and each of us in a public dialogue about the relation of individual bodily autonomy to the state's responsibility to safeguard citizens' health. We need to know more about the position of each side in this important stand-off so that public decisions are made through understanding rather than stereotyped perceptions of scientifically illiterate antivaxxers or faceless bureaucrats. Hausman reveals that vaccine skepticism is, in part, a critique of medicalization and a warning about the dangers of modern medicine rather than a glib and gullible reaction to scaremongering and misunderstanding.

Life Is Simple Book

Life Is Simple

  • Author : Johnjoe McFadden
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • File Size : 14,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-09-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541620438


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"In short, Life Is Simple is enthralling."--Michael Blastland, Prospect A biologist argues that simplicity is the guiding principle of the universe Centuries ago, the principle of Ockham’s razor changed our world by showing simpler answers to be preferable and more often true. In Life Is Simple, scientist Johnjoe McFadden traces centuries of discoveries, taking us from a geocentric cosmos to quantum mechanics and DNA, arguing that simplicity has revealed profound answers to the greatest mysteries. This is no coincidence. From the laws that keep a ball in motion to those that govern evolution, simplicity, he claims, has shaped the universe itself. And in McFadden’s view, life could only have emerged by embracing maximal simplicity, making the fundamental law of the universe a cosmic form of natural selection that favors survival of the simplest. Recasting both the history of science and our universe’s origins, McFadden transforms our understanding of ourselves and our world.

A Vow So Bold and Deadly Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

A Vow So Bold and Deadly

  • Author : Brigid Kemmerer
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • File Size : 12,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-01-26
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781547602599


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Kingdoms will clash. Choose your side. The incredible conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer's Cursebreaker series. Face your fears, fight the battle. Emberfall is crumbling fast, torn between those who believe Rhen is the rightful prince and those who are eager to begin a new era under Grey, the true heir. Grey has agreed to wait two months before attacking Emberfall, and in that time, Rhen has turned away from everyone--even Harper, as she desperately tries to help him find a path to peace. Fight the battle, save the kingdom. Meanwhile, Lia Mara struggles to rule Syhl Shallow with a gentler hand than her mother. But after enjoying decades of peace once magic was driven out of their lands, some of her subjects are angry Lia Mara has an enchanted prince and a magical scraver by her side. As Grey's deadline draws nearer, Lia Mara questions if she can be the queen her country needs. As the two kingdoms come closer to conflict, loyalties are tested, love is threatened, and an old enemy resurfaces who could destroy them all, in this stunning conclusion to bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer's Cursebreaker series.

Something Strange and Deadly Book
Score: 3.5
From 42 Ratings

Something Strange and Deadly

  • Author : Susan Dennard
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • File Size : 5,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-07-24
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062083289


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Sixteen-year-old Eleanor Fitt’s brother is missing. And when she discovers that the Dead are rising in Philadelphia and wreaking havoc throughout the city, she knows that her brother is involved. So Eleanor enlists the help of the Spirit-Hunters. This motley crew, hired to protect the city from supernatural forces, is after the necromancer who has been reanimating corpses. Their skills can save her brother. But as Eleanor spends time with the Spirit-Hunters, and their handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. Now not only is her reputation at risk, but her very life may hang in the balance. In Something Strange and Deadly, the first book in a trilogy, Susan Dennard weaves together vividly imagined scenes of action, adventure, and gorgeous Victorian fashion to create an entertaining steampunk tapestry of humor, horror, and romance. Readers who love Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices series will be intrigued from the start.

Between Hope and Fear Book

Between Hope and Fear

  • Author : Michael Kinch
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-07-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681778204


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If you have a child in school, you may have heard stories of long-dormant diseases suddenly reappearing—cases of measles, mumps, rubella, and whooping cough cropping up everywhere from elementary schools to Ivy League universities because a select group of parents refuse to vaccinate their children. Between Hope and Fear tells the remarkable story of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases and their social and political implications. While detailing the history of vaccine invention, Kinch reveals the ominous reality that our victories against vaccine-preventable diseases are not permanent—and could easily be undone. In the tradition of John Barry’s The Great Influenza and Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies, Between Hope and Fear relates the remarkable intersection of science, technology, and disease that has helped eradicate many of the deadliest plagues known to man.

Vaccination in America Book

Vaccination in America

  • Author : Richard J. Altenbaugh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • File Size : 10,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-08-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319963495


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The success of the polio vaccine was a remarkable breakthrough for medical science, effectively eradicating a dreaded childhood disease. It was also the largest medical experiment to use American schoolchildren. Richard J. Altenbaugh examines an uneasy conundrum in the history of vaccination: even as vaccines greatly mitigate the harm that infectious disease causes children, the process of developing these vaccines put children at great risk as research subjects. In the first half of the twentieth century, in the face of widespread resistance to vaccines, public health officials gradually medicalized American culture through mass media, public health campaigns, and the public education system. Schools supplied tens of thousands of young human subjects to researchers, school buildings became the main dispensaries of the polio antigen, and the mass immunization campaign that followed changed American public health policy in profound ways. Tapping links between bioethics, education, public health, and medical research, this book raises fundamental questions about child welfare and the tension between private and public responsibility that still fuel anxieties around vaccination today.