Call number: HC79.F3 B88 2010
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948, recognizes the individual’s right “to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care.” More than 60 years later, despite the rapid advancement of science and technology and the proliferation of humanitarian efforts, inadequate nutrition remains a major health and social problem worldwide. Food insecurity–chronic malnutrition, persistent hunger, even starvation–still afflicts more than one in seven of the world’s people.
As Butterly and Shepherd show, hunger is not the result of inadequate resources and technologies; rather, its cause is a lack of political will to ensure that all people have access to the food to which they are entitled–food distributed safely, fairly, and equitably.
Using a cross-disciplinary approach rooted in both medicine and social science to address this crucial issue, the authors provide in-depth coverage of the biology of human nutrition; malnutrition and associated health-related factors; political theories of inadequate nutrition and famine; historical-political behaviors that have led to famine in the past; and the current political behaviors that cause hunger and malnutrition to remain a major health problem today. (From Google Books)
The Library currently holds a variety of online health/medical books from Salem Press. We’ve recently added history and forensic science online books to these existing library resources, as well as, a new video service from Videatives which features short videos for early education and child development. They are linked on our BOOKS, AUDIO-VISUAL , and A-Z List pages.
In the springtime, the days get longer and the weather warms up. Swimsuit season isn’t far away. Start now in order to be ready to sport that summer bikini. Plan on two to three months to safely drop any extra pounds you put on over the winter and tone your muscles so you’ll be fit and confident in swimwear and other summer clothing.Read Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide (RA784 .Z562 2008): You can burn fat and sculpt the body you’ve always wanted and even save money in the process–without dieting. All you need is the insider’s guide to smart, healthy, low-cost food choices. And now, the right choices are simple!From the produce section to the frozen-food aisle, the modern supermarket is loaded with 50,000 food choices, all vying for your hard-earned money. No wonder it’s hard to know what to buy. But with Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide, the smart answers are right in your hands.(From Google books review)
Tracking number: 733H-740H
SERIES OVERVIEW: Newborns have unique anatomy and physiologic characteristics that need to be assessed at birth. Nurses with limited or no experience in the obstetrical environment need to be made aware of these unique characteristics in order to perform a competent evaluation of a newborn’s health. This series provides nurses with the information they need, and demonstrates the skills necessary, to perform a comprehensive assessment of the newborn child. The programs in this series are: Assessment of the Newborn: The First 10 Minutes Assessment of the Newborn: The Head to Toe Assessment Assessment of the Newborn: Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Cardiac Anomalies Assessment of the Newborn: Physical Anomalies and Neurologic Issues Assessment of the Newborn: Gestational Age and Newborn Reflexes OVERVIEW: The program begins by offering an overview of fetal circulation. With this foundation, it goes on to examine the issues related to cardiopulmonary assessment. Topics such as acrocyanosis, retractions, transient tachypnea and infant respiratory distress syndrome are presented. The program then presents and discusses cardiac anomalies. The four categories of cardiac defects are highlighted and the eight most common cardiac defects are outlined. (From Medcom Trainex)
Call number: HG9383 .P68 2010
Wendell Potter is the insurance industry’s worst nightmare. In June 2009, Wendell Potter made national headlines with his scorching testimony before the Senate panel on health care reform. This former senior VP of CIGNA explained how health insurers make promises they have no intention of keeping, how they flout regulations designed to protect consumers, and how they skew political debate with multibillion-dollar PR campaigns designed to spread disinformation. Potter had walked away from a six-figure salary and two decades as an insurance executive because he could no longer abide the routine practices of an industry where the needs of sick and suffering Americans take a backseat to the bottom line.
The last straw: when he visited a rural health clinic and saw hundreds of people standing in line in the rain to receive treatment in stalls built for livestock. In Deadly Spin, Potter takes readers behind the scenes to show how a huge chunk of our absurd healthcare spending actually bankrolls a propaganda campaign and lobbying effort focused on protecting one thing: profits. Whatever the fate of the current health care legislation, it makes no attempt to change that fundamental problem.
Potter shows how relentless PR assaults play an insidious role in our political process anywhere that corporate profits are at stake—from climate change to defense policy. Deadly Spin tells us why—and how—we must fight back. (From Google Books)