Vaccinated: Triumph, Controversy, and An Uncertain F

HarperCollins e-books #ad - Chief among his accomplishments are nine vaccines that practically every child gets, rendering formerly dread diseases—including often devastating ones such as mumps and rubella—practically toothless and nearly forgotten; his measles vaccine alone saves several million lives every year. Born into the life of a montana chicken farmer, Hilleman ran off to the University of Chicago to become a microbiologist, the pharmaceutical company, and eventually joined Merck, to pursue his goal of eliminating childhood disease.

. Paul offit clearly and compellingly rebuts those arguments, by demonstrating how much the work of Hilleman and others has gained for humanity, and, shows us how much we have to lose. It is an inspiring and triumphant tale, but one with a cautionary aspect, as vaccines come under assault from people blaming vaccines for autism and worse.

Vaccinated: Triumph, Controversy, and An Uncertain F #ad - Vaccinated is not a biography; hilleman's experience forms the basis for a rich and lively narrative of two hundred years of medical history, all caught up, intentionally or otherwise, ranging across the globe and throughout time to take in a cast of hundreds, in the story of vaccines. Maurice hilleman's mother died a day after he was born and his twin sister stillborn.

As an adult, he said that he felt he had escaped an appointment with death. He made it his life's work to see that others could do the same.


Health Care Finance, Economics, and Policy for Nurses: A Foundational Guide

Springer Publishing Company #ad - Complex financial principles are broken down to facilitate understanding for nurses with no prior knowledge of this discipline. Concise and practical, it supports foundational concepts with real-life case studies and clinical applications and reinforces information with interactive quizzes and multimedia materials.

Written specifically for rn to bsn and second-degree nursing programs, the book is the only such text grounded in nurses’ own understanding and experience. The book describes how to use economic principles to shape organizations and public policy and includes a step-by-step, skillbuilding guide to enhancing professional influence through participation on governing boards.

Health Care Finance, Economics, and Policy for Nurses: A Foundational Guide #ad - This undergraduate nursing text distills these challenging topics into an engaging, easy-to-read format that facilitates ready application to any practice setting. Faculty resources include PowerPoint slides, a test bank, comprehensive review questions, and sample syllabi. Key features:fulfills one of the key essentials of baccalaureate educationaddresses the specific needs of RN to BSN courses with a concise, former dean, engaging case examples relevant to nursing practiceAuthored by a leading nurse expert, health policy leader, easy-to-read formatIlluminates complex principles with specific, and award-winning teacherGuides readers in using economic principles to shape organizations and public policy .

It contrasts the economics of health care with that of classic free markets and discusses the intersection of ethics and economics, providing nurses with the ethical tools to thoughtfully consider dilemmas arising from today’s focus on the bottom line. The book’s content fulfills one of the AACN’s key Essentials of Baccalaureate Education.

Written by a health economics and policy expert, former dean, and award-winning teacher, the text synthesizes the vast scope of health economics to create an easily understandable guide for nursing action from bedside to boardroom.


Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age Bloomsbury Sigma

Bloomsbury Sigma #ad - The strains this is causing on society are already evident as health and social services everywhere struggle to cope with the care needs of the elderly. In borrowed time, sue armstrong tells the story of science's quest to understand ageing and to prevent or delay the crippling conditions so often associated with old age.

As featured on bbc radio 4's start the week'a rich, timely study for the era of "global ageing"' NatureThe ageing of the world population is one of the most important issues facing humanity in the 21st century – up there with climate change in its potential global impact. Sometime before 2020, be greater than the number of 0–4 year olds, the number of people over 65 worldwide will, for the first time, and it will keep on rising.

Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age Bloomsbury Sigma #ad - . There are a myriad competing theories, from the idea that our bodies simply wear out with the rough and tumble of living, like well-worn shoes or a rusting car, to the belief that ageing and death are genetically programmed and controlled. But why and how do we age? Scientists have been asking this question for centuries, yet there is still no agreement.

She focusses inward – on what is going on in our bodies at the most basic level of the cells and genes as the years pass – to look for answers to why and how our skin wrinkles with age, our wounds take much longer to heal than they did when we were kids, and why words escape us at crucial moments in conversation.

This book explores these questions and many others through interviews with key scientists in the field of gerontology and with people who have interesting and important stories to tell about their personal experiences of ageing.


The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions

Ecco #ad - One of vox’s most important books of the decadenew york times editors' choice 2017forbes top 10 best environment, poison-gassed, frozen, smothered, Climate, award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass extinctions and, and Conservation Book of 2017As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, in the process, offers us a glimpse of our increasingly dangerous future Our world has ended five times: it has been broiled, and pelted by asteroids.

Brannen examines the fossil record—which is rife with creatures like dragonflies the size of sea gulls and guillotine-mouthed fish—and introduces us to the researchers on the front lines who, using the forensic tools of modern science, are piecing together what really happened at the crime scenes of the Earth’s biggest whodunits.

The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions #ad - Part road trip, and part cautionary tale, part history, The Ends of the World takes us on a tour of the ways that our planet has clawed itself back from the grave, and casts our future in a completely new light. In the ends of the world, exploring earth’s past dead ends, and in the process, Peter Brannen dives into deep time, offers us a glimpse of our possible future.

Many scientists now believe that the climate shifts of the twenty-first century have analogs in these five extinctions. Using the visible clues these devastations have left behind in the fossil record, ” from South Africa to the New York Palisades, The Ends of the World takes us inside “scenes of the crime, to tell the story of each extinction.


Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All

Basic Books #ad - 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. In deadly choices, leaders, infectious disease expert Paul Offit relates the shocking story of anti-vaccine America--its origins, influences, and impact.

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.

Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All #ad - 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.


The Physics of Everyday Things: The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day

Crown #ad - With his signature clarity and inventiveness, Kakalios ignites our imaginations and enthralls us with the principles that make up our lives.  . Each explanation is coupled with a story revealing the interplay of the astonishing invisible forces that surround us. Physics professor, bestselling author, and dynamic storyteller James Kakalios reveals the mind-bending science behind the seemingly basic things that keep our daily lives running, from our smart phones and digital “clouds” to x-ray machines and hybrid vehicles.

What’s the simple science behind motion sensors, touch screens, and toasters? how do we glide through tolls using an E-Z Pass, or find our way to new places using GPS?  In The Physics of Everyday Things, James Kakalios takes us on an amazing journey into the subatomic marvels that underlie so much of what we use and take for granted.

The Physics of Everyday Things: The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day #ad - Through this “narrative physics, black holes, ” the Physics of Everyday Things demonstrates that—far from the abstractions conjured by terms like the Higgs Boson, and gravity waves—sophisticated science is also quite practical. Breaking down the world of things into a single day, how a plane manages to remain airborne, Kakalios engages our curiosity about how our refrigerators keep food cool, and how our wrist fitness monitors keep track of our steps.

Most of us are clueless when it comes to the physics that makes our modern world so convenient.


Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains

Ecco #ad - We take it for granted that we can remember, empathise and understand the world around us, but how would our lives change if these abilities were dramatically enhanced – or disappeared overnight? Helen Thomson has spent years travelling the world, navigate, feel emotion, tracking down incredibly rare brain disorders.

Story by remarkable story, Unthinkable takes us on an unforgettable journey through the human brain. Think the unthinkable. Learn how to hallucinate and how to make yourself happier in a split second. Discover how to forge memories that never disappear, how to grow an alien limb and how to make better decisions.

Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains #ad - An amazon best nonfiction book of the monthindiebound Bestseller Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson unlocks the biggest mysteries of the human brain by examining nine extraordinary casesOur brains are far stranger than we think. Find out how to avoid getting lost, how to see more of your reality, even how exactly you can confirm you are alive.

In unthinkable she tells the stories of nine extraordinary people she encountered along the way. From the man who thinks he's a tiger to the doctor who feels the pain of others just by looking at them to a woman who hears music that’s not there, their experiences illustrate how the brain can shape our lives in unexpected and, in some cases, brilliant and alarming ways.


Deadly Outbreaks: How Medical Detectives Save Lives Threatened by Killer Pandemics, Exotic Viruses, and Drug-Resistant Parasites

Skyhorse #ad - Meet the resourceful investigators—doctors, veterinarians, and research scientists—and discover the truth behind these cases and more. This edition features a new introduction by the author! Even sherlock Holmes would be proud of this astute group of professionals. Booklistdespite advances in health care, infectious microbes continue to be a formidable adversary to scientists and doctors.

Terrorism aside, one of the greatest dangers from infectious disease we face today is from a massive outbreak of drug-resistant microbes. Deadly outbreaks recounts the scientific adventures of a special group of intrepid individuals who investigate these outbreaks around the world and figure out how to stop them.

Vaccines and antibiotics, the mainstays of modern medicine, have not been able to conquer infectious microbes because of their amazing ability to adapt, evolve, and spread to new places. Portrays epidemiologists as disease detectives who tirelessly hunt for clues and excel at deductive reasoning. Here she shares insider accounts she’s collected that go behind the alarming headlines we’ve seen in the media: mysterious food poisonings, flocks of birds dropping dead out of the sky, a strange neurologic disease afflicting slaughterhouse workers, unexplained deaths at a children’s hospital, and drug-resistant malaria running rampant in a refugee camp.

Deadly Outbreaks: How Medical Detectives Save Lives Threatened by Killer Pandemics, Exotic Viruses, and Drug-Resistant Parasites #ad - Any data gathered in the field must be stripped of human sorrows and carefully analyzed into hard statistics. Author alexandra levitt, PhD, is an expert on emerging diseases and other public health threats. Part homicide detective, part physician, these medical investigators must view the problem from every angle, exhausting every possible source of contamination.


The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug

Broadway Books #ad - The nazis discovered it. A strange and colorful story, heroism, careful planning, individual idealism, corporate strategy, The Demon Under the Microscope illuminates the vivid characters, hard work, greed, lucky breaks, cynicism, and the central though mistaken idea that brought sulfa to the world.

Sulfa changed the way new drugs were developed, approved, and sold; transformed the way doctors treated patients; and ushered in the era of modern medicine. Sulfa saved millions of lives—among them those of Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. But its real effects are even more far reaching.

The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug #ad - This is a fascinating scientific tale with all the excitement and intrigue of a great suspense novel. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. The very concept that chemicals created in a lab could cure disease revolutionized medicine, taking it from the treatment of symptoms and discomfort to the eradication of the root cause of illness.

In the demon under the microscope, Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic history of sulfa, the first antibiotic and the drug that shaped modern medicine. The allies won the war with it.


Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

Henry Holt and Co. #ad - Some of their responses to those outbreaks are almost too strange to believe in hindsight. And in turn-of-the-century new york, an Irish cook caused two lethal outbreaks of typhoid fever, a case that transformed her into the notorious Typhoid Mary. Throughout time, humans have been terrified and fascinated by the diseases history and circumstance have dropped on them.

Then more. With her signature mix of in-depth research and storytelling, Jennifer Wright explores history’s most gripping and deadly outbreaks, and not a little dark humor, and ultimately looks at the surprising ways they’ve shaped history and humanity for almost as long as anyone can remember. Get well soon delivers the gruesome, morbid details of some of the worst plagues we’ve suffered as a species, as well as stories of the heroic figures who selflessly fought to ease the suffering of their fellow man.

. A witty, to polio—and a celebration of the heroes who fought themIn 1518, to leprosy, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues—from the Antonine Plague, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn’t stop. In a month more than 400 people had been stricken by the mysterious dancing plague.

Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them #ad - She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon thirty-four more villagers joined her. In late-seventeenth-century england an eccentric gentleman founded the No Nose Club in his gracious townhome—a social club for those who had lost their noses, and other body parts, to the plague of syphilis for which there was then no cure.


The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler

Broadway Books #ad - A sweeping history of tragic genius, cutting-edge science, and the Haber-Bosch discovery that changed billions of lives—including your own. The haber-bosch process was also used to make the gunpowder and explosives that killed millions during the two world wars. This is the story of the two men who found it: brilliant, self-important Fritz Haber and reclusive, alcoholic Carl Bosch.

Together they discovered a way to make bread out of air, built city-sized factories, and saved millions of lives. At the dawn of the twentieth century, humanity was facing global disaster: Mass starvation was about to become a reality. But their epochal triumph came at a price we are still paying. A call went out to the world’ s scientists to find a solution.

The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler #ad - Both men were vilified during their lives; both, disillusioned and disgraced, died tragically. The alchemy of air is the extraordinary, previously untold story of a discovery that changed the way we grow food and the way we make war–and that promises to continue shaping our lives in fundamental and dramatic ways.