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Robert N. Butler, MDVisionary of Healthy Aging

Robert N. Butler, MD: Visionary of Healthy Aging

W. Andrew Achenbaum

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164429
eISBN:
9780231535328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164429.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Robert Neil Butler (1927–2010) was a scholar, psychiatrist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who revolutionized the way the world thinks about aging and the elderly. One of the first psychiatrists ... More

Shadow MedicineThe Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

Shadow Medicine: The Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

John Haller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169042
eISBN:
9780231537704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169042.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Can evidence-based medicine (EBM) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) find common ground? This book explores the epistemological foundations of EBM and the challenges these conceptual ... More

Species MattersHumane Advocacy and Cultural Theory

Species Matters: Humane Advocacy and Cultural Theory

Michael Lundblad and Marianne DeKoven (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152839
eISBN:
9780231526838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152839.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Why has the academy struggled to link advocacy for animals to advocacy for various human groups? Within cultural studies, in which advocacy can take the form of a theoretical intervention, scholars ... More

The Thirteenth StepAddiction in the Age of Brain Science

The Thirteenth Step: Addiction in the Age of Brain Science

Markus Heilig

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172363
eISBN:
9780231539029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172363.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The past twenty-five years have witnessed a revolution in the science of addiction, yet we still rely upon sorely outdated methods of treatment. Expensive new programs for managing addiction are also ... More

Vaccines and Your ChildSeparating Fact from Fiction

Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction

Paul Offit and Charlotte Moser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153072
eISBN:
9780231526715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153072.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book answers questions about the science and safety of modern vaccines. In straightforward prose, it explains how vaccines work, how they are made, and how they are tested. Most important, it ... More

Vital ConversationsImproving Communication Between Doctors and Patients

Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients

Dennis Rosen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164443
eISBN:
9780231538046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164443.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The health-care system in the United States is by far the most expensive in the world, yet its outcomes are decidedly mediocre in comparison with those of other countries. Poor communication between ... More

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