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American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts
McGreal, Chris
(Hardcover)

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The opioid epidemic has been described as "one of the greatest mistakes of modern medicine." But calling it a mistake is a generous rewriting of the history of greed, corruption, and indifference that pushed the US into consuming more than 80 percent of the world's opioid painkillers.Journeying t...


The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains
Lustig, Robert H
(Hardcover)

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The New York Times–bestselling author of Fat Chance reveals the corporate scheme to sell pleasure, driving the international epidemic of addiction, depression, and chronic disease.While researching the toxic and addictive properties of sugar for his New York Times bestseller Fat Chance, Robert Lu...


American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis - and How to End It
Hampton, Ryan
(Hardcover)

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Nearly every American knows someone who has been affected by the opioid crisis. Addiction is a trans-partisan issue that impacts individuals from every walk of life. Millions of Americans, tired of watching their loved ones die while politicians ignore this issue. Where is the solution? Where is ...


Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World
Spinney, Laura
(Paperback)

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In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus--one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on the history of the twentieth century.The Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one ...


Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis
Dolce, Joe
(Paperback)

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The former editor-in-chief of Details and Star adventures into the fascinating "brave new world" of cannabis, tracing its history and possible future as he investigates the social, medical, legal, and cultural ramifications of this surprisingly versatile plant.


The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers
Khan, Ali S.
(Hardcover)

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An inside account of the fight to contain the world's deadliest diseases—and the panic and corruption that make them worse.Throughout history, humankind's biggest killers have been infectious diseases: the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS alone account for over one hundred million deaths. W...


Lactivism: How Feminists and Fundamentalists, Hippies and Yuppies, and Physicians and Politicians Made Breastfeeding Big Business and Bad Policy
Jung, Courtney
(Hardcover)

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Social scientist and mother Courtney Jung explores the ever-expanding world of breastfeeding advocacy, shining a new light on the diverse communities who compose it, the dubious science behind it, and the pernicious public policies to which it has given rise.Is breast really best? Breastfeeding i...


Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All
Hesterman, Oran B.
(Paperback)

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Our food system is broken, and it's endangering what's most precious to us: our environment, our health, our soil and water, and our future. In recent years, a host of books and films have compellingly documented the dangers. But advice on what to do about them largely begins and ends with the ad...


Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients.
Smith, Jeremy N.
(Paperback)

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Moneyball meets medicine in this remarkable chronicle of one of the greatest scientific quests of our time - the groundbreaking program to answer the most essential question for humanity: how do we live and die? - and the visionary mastermind behind it.Medical doctor and economist Christopher Mur...


The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change
Thurow, Roger
(Paperback)

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At 4:00 am, Leonida Wanyama lit a lantern in her house made of sticks and mud. She was up long before the sun to begin her farm work, as usual. But this would be no ordinary day, this second Friday of the new year. This was the day Leonida and a group of smallholder farmers in western Kenya would...


The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills
Basu, Sanjay
(Hardcover)

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Politicians have talked endlessly about the seismic economic and social impacts of the recent financial crisis, but many continue to ignore its disastrous effects on human health and have even exacerbated them, by adopting harsh austerity measures and cutting key social programs at a time when co...


The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills
Basu, Sanjay
(Hardcover)

93% off list price of $26.99

Politicians have talked endlessly about the seismic economic and social impacts of the recent financial crisis, but many continue to ignore its disastrous effects on human health and have even exacerbated them, by adopting harsh austerity measures and cutting key social programs at a time when co...


Brave New Weed: Adventures Into the Uncharted World of Cannabis
Dolce, Joe
(Hardcover)

80% off list price of $25.99

The former editor-in-chief of Details and Star adventures into the fascinating "brave new world" of cannabis, tracing its history and possible future as he investigates the social, medical, legal, and cultural ramifications of this surprisingly versatile plant.


A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic-and How We Can End It
Cohen, Deborah A.
(Paperback)

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Obesity is the public health crisis of the twenty-first century. Over 150 million Americans are overweight or obese, and across the globe an estimated 1.5 billion are affected. In A Big Fat Crisis, Dr. Deborah A. Cohen has created a major new work that will transform the conversation surrounding ...


Fully Connected: Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Overload
Hobsbawm, Julia
(Hardcover)

73% off list price of $28.00

In 1946, the World Health Organization defined health as: "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Until now, no one has defined this third dimension to health, or described strategies to deliver it. This ground-breaking bo...


The Wisdom Of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of AIDS
Pisani, Elizabeth
(Paperback)

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This controversial book addresses how sex and drugs have turned the global epidemic of HIV into a billion-dollar-a-year industry. Epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani takes a no-holds-barred approach to finding out exactly why 40 million people are living with HIV and 28 million have already died of A...


Fully Connected: Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Overload
Hobsbawm, Julia
(Paperback)

71% off list price of $18.00

Twenty-five years after the arrival of the Internet, we are drowning in data and deadlines. Humans and machines are in fully connected overdrive - and starting to become entwined as never before. Truly, it is an Age of Overload. We can never have imagined that absorbing so much information while ...


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