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Introduction to Public Health

ISBN: 9780763763817 | 0763763810
Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 4/21/2010

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Praise For The Second Edition" hellip;one of the most interestingly organized books about public health I have ever seen. The chapter structure is more inquisitive or intellectual and less about rote memorization. hellip; a welcome surprise in a large field of materials."-Patricia Wren, Oakland UniversityAs public health concerns and controversies have continued to evolve, The new Third Edition of this best-selling text offers new and updated discussions of current topics, recent events, And The most up-to-date data to illustrate the key issues that affect the publicrs"s health.Key Features:The author uses a reader-friendly, narrative style making the text engaging and accessible to a broad range of students.The text illustrates the multidisciplinary nature of public health And The complex ethical and political issues central to it.It includes discussions of epidemiological investigation, biomedical research, environmental assessment, analyses of individual and group behavior, massive data collection efforts, and policy developments.New To The Third Edition:New or expanded sections covering:Pandemic FluResponse to Hurricane KatrinaFDA Regulation of TobaccoPromoting Physical ActivityPoisoning (now the #2 cause of injury death)Nonfatal Traumatic Brain InjuriesNational Childrenrs"s StudyCoal Ash and other unregulated waste from power plantsMedical errorsInformation TechnologyNew information/discussion on:H1N1 swine fluConflicts of interest in drug trialsProblems in planning For The 2010 censusGenomic medicineCell phones/texting while drivingNational birth defects prevention studyThe new HPV vaccine controversyLead paint in toys imported from chinaBisphenol A (BPA) and phthalatesThe recent Salmonella outbreak in Peanut ButterContaminated drug imports from ChinaManaged care efforts to control medical costsEvaluation of Healthy People 2010 and planning for Healthy People 2020new examples including:Andrew Speaker/Extremely Drug Resistant (XDR) TuberculosisFootball players and increased risk for dementia later in life

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