Dispatches from the Frontlines of Medicine

Health for Midlife Women: When You Think You Are Falling Apart

Author: Kathleen W. Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974297620

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 316

View: 2108

Readers are empowered by understanding their changing bodies. From cosmetic surgery to hormone therapy, concerns midlife women have. Presented in a clear, interesting way

Diagnosis

Dispatches from the Frontlines of Medical Mysteries

Author: Lisa Sanders

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781848311336

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 9989

A healthy young man suddenly loses his memory, making him unable to remember the events of each passing hour. Two patients diagnosed with Lyme disease improve after antibiotic treatment only to have their symptoms mysteriously return. A young woman lies dying in intensive care bleeding, jaundiced, incoherent and none of her doctors know what is killing her. Dr Lisa Sanders, whose hugely popular New York Times column inspired the hit TV show House, M.D., takes us to patients bedsides to witness the process of solving these and other diagnostic dilemmas, providing a first-hand account of the expertise and intuition that lead doctors to make the right decisions. An endlessly fascinating medical detective story, Diagnosis opens up as never before the finer workings of the human body, and celebrates the dedicated physicians who we may all someday need to trust with our lives.

The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare

Dispatches from the Front Lines of Policy Making and Patient Care

Author: Suzanne Gordon

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501714562

Category: Social Science

Page: 124

View: 5474

In The Battle for Veterans' Healthcare, award-winning author Suzanne Gordon takes us to the front lines of federal policymaking and healthcare delivery, as it affects eight million Americans whose military service makes them eligible for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) coverage. Gordon’s collected dispatches provide insight and information too often missing from mainstream media reporting on the VHA and from Capitol Hill debates about its future. Drawing on interviews with veterans and their families, VHA staff and administrators, health care policy experts and Congressional decision makers, Gordon describes a federal agency under siege that nevertheless accomplishes its difficult mission of serving men and women injured, in myriad ways, while on active duty. The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare is an essential primer on VHA care and a call to action by veterans, their advocacy organizations, and political allies. Without lobbying efforts and broader public understanding of what’s at stake, a system now functioning far better than most private hospital systems may end up looking more like them, to the detriment of patients and providers alike.

An Imperfect Offering

Dispatches from the medical frontline

Author: James Orbinski

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091930324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 1028

Born in Britain in 1960, James Orbinski's family moved to Canada when he was seven years old. As a young man, he became a medic to learn how to help, and deal with, the suffering of others. From then on he was plunged into many highly demanding situations, including being Head of Mission for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) during the Rwandan genocide; engaging with the politics of humanitarian work as the President of MSF; being in New York when the twin towers of the World Trade Center fell on September 11; co-founding Dignitas International (an AIDS charity); and finally, returning to Rwanda on the 10th anniversary of the crisis there. In An Imperfect Offering, Orbinski not only tells his own inspiring story but is also remarkably provocative about what governments and agencies should and shouldn't be doing to help the world's poor and very sick. At the same time, he addresses what part each of us can play, so that we never lose sight of the dignity of those being helped, or deny them the right to act in their own lives. His conclusion is blunt and profound: 'Humanity is lost or saved one person at a time, one intention at a time, and one action at a time. There are no utopias waiting to be born. There is only what we do - what you choose to do...'

Letzter Ausweg vegan

Warum wir jetzt eine Ernährungsrevolution brauchen, um unsere Zukunft zu bewahren

Author: John Robbins

Publisher: Hans-Nietsch-Verlag

ISBN: 3862642828

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 206

View: 1164

„Es gibt nur wenige, denen es wie John Robbins gelingt, Menschen zu einer Ernährungsweise zu inspirieren, die gesund und von einem tiefen Respekt für die Erde geprägt ist.“ Paul Hawken In Letzter Ausweg vegan setzt sich John Robbins mit überzeugenden Argumenten und kraftvoller Stimme für eine menschen- und tierwürdige sowie nachhaltige Zukunft auf unserem Planeten ein. Er hat die Entwicklungen in der „Nahrungsmittelpolitik“ und in allen Bereichen, die mit unserer Ernährung in Zusammenhang stehen, seit vielen Jahren nicht aus den Augen gelassen, war als „verdeckter Ermittler“ unterwegs und hat seine Beobachtungen und Erkenntnisse in Kolumnen in der Huffington Post veröffentlicht. Die Sammlung der jüngsten provozierenden Enthüllungen erscheint nun zusammen mit bislang unveröffentlichten Texten in Buchform. Robbins’ scharfe Beobachtungen und zwingende Schlussfolgerungen fordern uns alle zur Selbstverantwortung auf, denn: Nur ein achtsamer Umgang mit unseren Mitwesen und daraus folgend eine bewusste Ernährung können unser aller Leben und die Erde wieder in Harmonie bringen. John Robbins – weltweit anerkannter Kritiker der heutigen Nahrungsmittelindustrie – veröffentlicht hier seine neuesten Enthüllungen über das schmutzige Geschäft mit unserem Essen und ruft zu mehr Mitgefühl, Verantwortungsbewusstsein und gesundem Menschenverstand in dieser „unmenschlichen Zeit“ auf – überzeugend und schonungslos! In Letzter Ausweg vegan beschäftigt er sich unter anderem mit Themen wie ● dem Drama der Massentierhaltung und der Schlachthäuser, ● der Sklaverei hinter dem Kaffee und dem Kakaohandel, ● dem Schwindel mit dem synthetischen "Vitaminwasser", ● den Marketingtricks der Junk-Food-Konzerne, denen speziell Kinder und Jugendliche zum Opfer fallen, ● dem Zusammenhang zwischen Sojaprodukten und Alzheimer, ● erschreckenden Erkenntnissen über die Auswirkungen der hormonverseuchten tierischen Nahrung …

Dispatches from the Abortion Wars

The Costs of Fanaticism to Doctors, Patients, and the Rest of Us

Author: Carole Joffe

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807035033

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 6914

Surprising firsthand accounts from the front lines of abortion provision reveal the persistent cultural, political, and economic hurdles to access More than thirty-five years after women won the right to legal abortion, most people do not realize how inaccessible it has become. In these pages, reproductive-health researcher Carole Joffe shows how a pervasive stigma—cultivated by the religious right—operates to maintain barriers to access by shaming women and marginalizing abortion providers. Through compelling testimony from doctors, health-care workers, and patients, Joffe reports the lived experiences behind the polemics, while also offering hope for a more compassionate standard of women’s health care. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Global War on Christians

Dispatches from the Front Lines of Anti-Christian Persecution

Author: John L. Allen, Jr.

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0770437362

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 1986

One of the most respected journalists in the United States and the bestselling author of The Future Church uses his unparalleled knowledge of world affairs and religious insight to investigate the troubling worldwide persecution of Christians. From Iraq and Egypt to Sudan and Nigeria, from Indonesia to the Indian subcontinent, Christians in the early 21st century are the world's most persecuted religious group. According to the secular International Society for Human Rights, 80 percent of violations of religious freedom in the world today are directed against Christians. In effect, our era is witnessing the rise of a new generation of martyrs. Underlying the global war on Christians is the demographic reality that more than two-thirds of the world's 2.3 billion Christians now live outside the West, often as a beleaguered minority up against a hostile majority-- whether it's Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, Hindu radicalism in India, or state-imposed atheism in China and North Korea. In Europe and North America, Christians face political and legal challenges to religious freedom. Allen exposes the deadly threats and offers investigative insight into what is and can be done to stop these atrocities. “This book is about the most dramatic religion story of the early 21st century, yet one that most people in the West have little idea is even happening: The global war on Christians,” writes John Allen. “We’re not talking about a metaphorical ‘war on religion’ in Europe and the United States, fought on symbolic terrain such as whether it’s okay to erect a nativity set on the courthouse steps, but a rising tide of legal oppression, social harassment and direct physical violence, with Christians as its leading victims. However counter-intuitive it may seem in light of popular stereotypes of Christianity as a powerful and sometimes oppressive social force, Christians today indisputably form the most persecuted religious body on the planet, and too often its new martyrs suffer in silence.” This book looks to shatter that silence.

Dispatches from the Frontlines

Studies in Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics, and International Affairs

Author: Howard J. Wiarda

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761862773

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 6852

Dispatches from the Frontlines analyzes some of the world’s most contentious hotspots. It focuses on such compelling global issues as Third World development, the role of the state, corporatism, and foreign aid. This is a thought-provoking book for anyone interested in foreign policy, comparative politics, and international affairs.

28 Stories über Aids in Afrika

Author: Stephanie Nolen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492050142

Category:

Page: 463

View: 2500

28 Lebensgeschichten von Afrikanern, deren Leben von HIV bestimmt wird: 28 Stories, die sinnbildlich für die 28 Millionen Menschen stehen, die in den nächsten 5 Jahren auf dem Kontinent an AIDS sterben werden.

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

Author: Didier Fassin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118290585

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

View: 4032

A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies. Investigates the central legacies of moral anthropology, the formation of moral facts and values, the context of local moralities, and the frontiers between moralities, politics, humanitarianism Features contributions from pioneers in the field of moral anthropology, as well as international experts in related fields such as moral philosophy, moral psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroethics

Die neue Odyssee

Eine Geschichte der europäischen Flüchtlingskrise

Author: Patrick Kingsley

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406692281

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

View: 1175

Europa ist mit der größten Migrationsbewegung seit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs konfrontiert – und niemand hat intensiver über diese Krise berichtet als Patrick Kingsley. Der erst 26 Jahre alte Reporter des "Guardian" hat 2015 drei Kontinente und 17 Länder bereist, Hunderte von Migranten getroffen und mit ihnen die Fluchtrouten durch Wüsten, über Berge und Meere zurückgelegt. Dieses Buch erzählt ihre Geschichte. Patrick Kingsley legt ein hohes Tempo vor. Er reist mit dem Syrer Hashem al-Souki auf dem Zug, trinkt selbstgebrannten (und verbotenen) Schnaps mit dem libyschen Menschenschmuggler Haji, der einmal Jurastudent war, marschiert mit Fattemah Abu al-Rouse, der schwangeren syrischen Lehrerin, die Angst hat, ihr Kind zu verlieren, durch die Wildnis des Balkans, ist an Bord eines Bootes im Mittelmeer. Er schildert, wie das Multi-Millionen-Dollar-Geschäft mit dem Menschenhandel in Libyen, der Türkei und Ägypten organisiert wird. Er zeigt, wie lokale Kaufleute und korrupte Politiker in Italien vom Elend der Menschen profitieren. Er beschreibt die Fluchtrouten, hinterfragt die Ursachen der Krise und die Gründe für die bedrückende Reaktion so vieler Europäer. "Die neue Odyssee" ist ein großartiges Buch, das niemand so leicht vergisst, der es gelesen hat.

Girl in Glass

Dispatches from the Edge of Life

Author: Deanna Fei

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620409933

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2209

Winner of 2016 Books for a Better Life Award A Washington Post Book Club Selection A Public Books Favorite Book of 2015 When her daughter was born nearly four months premature, Deanna Fei confronted a shattering question: Had she delivered a child or lost one? Over months in the hospital, as she held the hand of a tiny baby fighting for her life inside a glass box, she came to grips with parenthood at its most elemental. Then, a year after she brought her daughter home, the CEO of her husband's company publicly blamed the medical bills of the beautiful, now-thriving little girl for a cut in employee benefits and attached a price tag to her life, setting off a national firestorm. Girl in Glass is the riveting story of one child's harrowing journey and a mother's impassioned defense of human worth against corporate disregard. With luminous prose and an unflinching eye, Fei explores what it means to save a life: from the front lines of a neonatal intensive care unit to the perils of the American health-care system; from decades of medical innovation to the question of how we care for our most vulnerable; and finally, to the potent force of a child's will to live. Above all, Girl in Glass is a testament to how love takes hold when a new life defies all expectations.

Ukrainisches Tagebuch

Aufzeichnungen aus dem Herzen des Protests

Author: Andrej Kurkow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3709935830

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 895

DIE UKRAINE-KRISE VERSTEHEN. Erschütternde und erhellende Tagebuchaufzeichnungen von Andrej Kurkow Rund zehn Jahre nach der Orangen Revolution blickt die Welt wieder gebannt auf die Ereignisse in der Ukraine: wochenlange Demonstrationen auf dem Kiewer Majdan-Platz, die Eskalation der Gewalt, die Annexion der Krim durch Russland, die drohende Spaltung des Landes - aber wie ist es dazu gekommen? Und wie wird es weitergehen? Andrej Kurkow lebt wenige Gehminuten vom Majdan-Platz entfernt und hat das Geschehen hautnah miterlebt. Als einer der bekanntesten ukrainischen Autoren und Kolumnist internationaler Zeitungen lädt Kurkow in diesem hochaktuellen Buch ein, die Ukraine besser kennenzulernen, zu verstehen, was sie geprägt hat und was die Menschen bewegt. Jenseits gängiger Klischees schildert er die Tage des Umbruchs in seiner Heimat und liefert so eine sehr persönliche Chronik der Ereignisse. Zudem beleuchtet er schlaglichtartig die wechselvolle Geschichte der Ukraine und porträtiert handelnde Personen, zentrale Schauplätze und Ereignisse. * Tagebuch über die aktuellen Entwicklungen in der Ukraine * vom ukrainischen Starautor und Kolumnisten internationaler Zeitungen * der Ukraine-Konflikt aus der Innenperspektive * man erfährt, was tatsächlich passiert ist! * liest sich spannend und flüssig wie ein Roman * schöner Erzählton * wissenswerte Hintergrundinformationen: der politisch engagierte Autor kennt viele Akteure persönlich **************************************************************************************************************** ”Wie eine Reihe von Serienaufnahmen schildert Andrej Kurkow die Geschehnisse ausgehend von den Protesten am Majdan-Platz, die sich im November 2013 beginnen zu entflammen. Während des Lesens bildeten sich authentische, ausdrucksstarke Bilder vor meinem geistigen Auge, wodurch die Revolution in der Ukraine für mich plastisch und wirklich erfahrbar wurde.

Fences and Windows

Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate

Author: Naomi Klein

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781429976381

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 5664

Naomi Klein's No Logo is an international bestselling phenomenon. Winner of Le Prix Mediations (France), and of the National Business Book Award (Canada) it has been translated into 21 languages and published in 25 countries. Named one of Ms Magazine's Women of Year in 2001, and declared by the Times (London) to be "probably the most influential person under the age of 35 in the world," in Fences and Windows, Naomi Klein offers a bird's-eye view of the life of an activist and the development of the "anti-globalization" movement from the Seattle World Trade Organization protests in 1999 through September 11, 2001. Bringing together columns, speeches, essays, and reportage, Klein once again provides provocative arguments on a broad range of issues. Whether she is discussing the privatization of water; genetically modified food; "free trade;" or the development of the movement itself and its future post 9/11, Naomi Klein is one of the most thoughtful and brilliant activists and thinkers for a new generation.

No Happy Cows

Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Food Revolution

Author: John Robbins

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 1573245755

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

View: 1338

Presents a collection of essays about topics in United States food politics, including soy, hormones, and junk food.

Green Gone Wrong

Dispatches from the Front Lines of Eco-Capitalism

Author: Heather Rogers

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 184467939X

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 3831

Faced with climate change, many counsel “going green” by buying organic food or a “clean” car. But can we rely on consumerism as a solution to the very problems it has helped cause? Heather Rogers travels from Paraguay to Indonesia, via the Hudson Valley, Detroit and London, to investigate green capitalism, and argues for solutions that are not mere palliatives or distractions, but ways of engaging with how we live and the kind of world we want to live in.

Rainforest

Dispatches from Earth's Most Vital Frontlines

Author: Tony Juniper

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782832491

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 5002

Rainforests are the lungs of our planet - regulators of the earth's temperature and weather. They are also home to 50 per cent of the world's animals and plants - which for centuries have been the source of many of our key medicines. And yet we've all heard of their systematic destruction; the raising of trees to make way for plantations of oil palms or cattle, the disenfranchisement of indigenous peoples, and the corruption that leads to illegal logging and pollution. But this is the full story you've never heard: an in depth, wide-ranging, first-hand narrative that not only looks at the state of the world's tropical rainforests today and the implications arising from their continuing decline, but also at what is being done, and can be done in future, to protect the forests and the 1.6 billion people that depend upon them. It is inspirational, too, in its descriptions of the rainforest's remarkable birds and plants ... and its indigenous people. Rainforest is a personal story, drawing on the author's many years' experience at the frontline of the fight to save the rainforests, explaining the science and history of the campaigns, and what it has felt like to be there, amid the conflicts and dilemmas.