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The Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 Years of ProgressThe Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 Years of Progress
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services , 2014
Fifty years have passed since publication of the Surgeon General's Advisory Committee report on smoking and health. This report highlights the progress our nation has made reducing tobacco use and the continuing burden of disease caused by smoking.
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U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer HealthU.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health
by Steven H. Woolf, Laudan Aron (eds.) - National Academies Press , 2013
The United States spends much more money on health care than any other country. Yet Americans die sooner than residents in many other countries. This report identifies misconceptions about the causes of the nation's relatively poor performance.
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Between Zeus and the Salmon: The Biodemography of LongevityBetween Zeus and the Salmon: The Biodemography of Longevity
by Kenneth W. Wachter (ed.) - National Academies Press , 1997
This volume takes stock of what biology and demography have to tell and ask each other about human longevity as we move into the Third Millennium. It will be particularly valuable for promoting communication between the social and life sciences.
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Public Health Systems and Emerging InfectionsPublic Health Systems and Emerging Infections
by Jonathan R Davis, Joshua Lederberg (ed.) - National Academies Press , 2000
The authors highlight important issues, suggest possible practical solutions, and indicate impediments that must be overcome to improve infectious disease surveillance and response, communication and coordination, and education and outreach.
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Public Health Guide for EmergenciesPublic Health Guide for Emergencies
by G.M. Burnham, et al. - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , 2008
The book is organized around issues that humanitarian aid workers from international organizations must face in the field. It seeks to provide guidance in practical terms toward the solution of the many technical and management issues.
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Preventing Chronic Diseases: A Vital InvestmentPreventing Chronic Diseases: A Vital Investment
- World Health Organization , 2005
WHO is launching a global report on chronic diseases, which presents the latest scientific information and makes the case for increased and urgent action for chronic disease prevention and control. The report reviews the burden of chronic diseases.
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Taking A Stand On Health CareTaking A Stand On Health Care
by Helen P. Rogers - Wellington Pubns , 1991
The author has chosen to use a question-answer format in order to make the often complex subject matter, easier and more enjoyable to read. Q and A is not a dialogue between real people -- the author has provided the dialogue for both.
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Foodborne disease outbreaks: Guidelines for investigation and controlFoodborne disease outbreaks: Guidelines for investigation and control
- World Health Organization , 2009
The book is written for public health practitioners, food and health inspectors, district and national medical officers, laboratory personnel and others who undertake or participate in the investigation and control of foodborne disease outbreaks.
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Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, Third EditionPrinciples of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, Third Edition
by Richard Dicker, at al. - CDC , 2006
This self-study book covers basic epidemiology principles and procedures useful in the surveillance and investigation of health-related states or events. A basic understanding of the practices of public health and biostatistics is recommended.
(21381 views)

Statistics at Square OneStatistics at Square One
by T D V Swinscow - BMJ Books , 2002
This textbook is one of the bestselling introductions to medical statistics of all time. Each chapter has a section on reading and reporting statistics, and self testing at the end of each section makes this an ideal learning tool.
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Global Burden of Disease and Risk FactorsGlobal Burden of Disease and Risk Factors
by Alan D. Lopez, Colin D. Mathers, Majid Ezzati - World Bank Publications , 2006
An up-to-date source on the entire global epidemiology of diseases, injuries and risk factors with a complete presentation of results. It includes refined methods to assess data, ensure epidemiological consistency, and summarize the disease burden.
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Health, United States, 2007 With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of AmericansHealth, United States, 2007 With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans
- National Center for Health Statistics , 2008
The 31st report on the health status of the Nation, submitted by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. It presents national trends in health statistics and includes summaries, highlights, tables, chartbooks, and appendixes.
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