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Global Health.

Author: Michael H Merson; Robert E Black; Anne J Mills
Publisher: Sudbury : Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, 2011.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Merson, Michael H.
Global Health.
Sudbury : Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Merson; Robert E Black; Anne J Mills
ISBN: 9781449659097 1449659098
OCLC Number: 1055043394
Notes: Reorientation of Health Services to Address Chronic Disease.
Description: 1 online resource (1230 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; About the Authors; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1 --
Measures of Health and Disease in Populations; Reasons for and Approaches to Measuring Health and Disease; Summary Measures of Population Health; Comparisons and Trends in Disease Burden; Burden of Disease Attributed to Risk Factors; Conclusion; Discussion Questions; References; Chapter 2 --
Culture, Behavior, and Health; Basic Concepts from Medical Anthropology; Theories of Health Behavior and Behavior Change. Common Features of Successful Health Communication and Health Promotion ProgramsMethodologies for Understanding Culture and Behavior; Case Study: Use of a Focused Ethnographic Study to Assess the Acceptability of a Fortified Infant Cereal in Africa; Case Study: The Slim Disease-HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Discussion Questions; References; Chapter 3 --
The Social Determinants of Health; Introduction; The Social Determinants of Health; Type of Social Determinants; The Health Gradient; Measuring the Health Gradient. Implications of the Health Gradient for Policy MakersModels and Explanations; Conclusion; Discussion Questions; References; Chapter 4 --
Reproductive Health; Demographic Trends and Fertility Determinants; Family Planning Programs; Impact of Reproductive Patterns on the Health of Children; Impact of Reproductive Patterns on the Health of Women; Conclusion; Discussion Questions; References; Chapter 5 --
Infectious Diseases; Overview; Control of Infectious Diseases; Childhood Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: The Expanded Program on Immunization; Enteric Infections and Acute Respiratory Infections. Bacterial MeningitisMycobacterial Infections; Sexually Transmitted Infections and AIDS; Viral Hepatitis; Malaria and Other Arthropod-Borne Diseases; Helminthiasis; Zoonoses; Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers; Infectious Causes of Blindness; Emergence of new Infectious Disease Threats; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Discussion Questions; References; Chapter 6 --
Nutrition; Food Security; Population Spectrum of Nutritional Status; Undernutrition; Diet and Undernutrition; Micronutrient Deficiencies; Malnutrition among Older Persons; The Nutrition Transition; Discussion Questions; References. Chapter 7 --
Chronic Diseases and RisksEpidemiologic Trends: Disease Mortality and Burden; Common Chronic Conditions; Risk Factors; Economic Impacts and Health Inequalities; Determinants of Major Chronic Diseases; Policy Responses to the Growing Burden of Chronic Diseases; Preventing and Managing Chronic Diseases: What Needs to Be Done; The Limitations of Studies on Cost-Effectiveness for Chronic Disease Prevention; Management of Chronic Diseases by Healthcare Systems; Comprehensive Care Applied to Clinical Prevention; Comprehensive Care Applied to Adherence; Summary of Effective Health Care.

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