Table of contents for Health politics : power, populism and health / Mike Magee.


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1. PLACING HEALTH IN CONTEXT                     1
1. Globalization                              3
a. Defining the Burden of Disease
b. Influencing Factors
c. From Research to Action
2. Aging                                      17
a. The Scope of the Challenge
b. Preventing Illness, Maintaining Health
c. New Environments for Mature Living
3. The Evolving Patient-Physician Relationship  35
a. Its Role in Society
b. Unlocking the Value
4. Home Health Care                           45
5. Women's Health                             57
a. Understanding Lifespan Management
b. Diseases and Risk Factors
c. Overcoming Obstacles
6. Scientific Progress and Evidence-Based Medicine  73
7. Privacy                                    79
a. Balancing the Benefits and Threats
b. The Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPAA)
8. Equity and Justice                         89
9. Cross-Sector Partnerships                  95
2. RISK MANAGEMENT                               101
1. Major Risk Factors Affecting the Global Burden of  103
Disease
2. The Global Spread of Tobacco               109
3. U.S. Tobacco Settlement                    115
4. The Real Story Behind Obesity              121
5. Exercise and Childhood Obesity             129
6. Eating Disorders Among College Women       135
7. Unhealthy Alcohol Use                      143
8. Healthy Waters                             149
9. Lead Poisoning                             155
10. Ozone Effects                             161
11. Consumer Risk Management                  167
3. INFECTIOUS DISEASES                           173
1. Fighting Infectious Diseases Worldwide     175
2. AIDS - 24 Years Later                      181
3. HIV Testing                                187
4. Blood Safety                               193
5. Syphilis                                   199
6. SARS                                       205
a. Lessons Learned
b. One Year Later
7. The Politics of Vaccines                   215
4. CHRONIC DISEASES                              223
1. Cardiovascular Disease                    225
2. Diabetes                                   231
3. Osteoporosis                               237
4. Lung Cancer                                245
5. Colorectal Cancer                          251
6. Depression and Suicide                     257
7. Organ Transplants                          263
8. Chronic Diseases in the Developing World   271
5. FEAR, VIOLENCE AND SAFETY                     279
1. Fear Management: Post-9/11                 281
2. Violence as a Public Health Issue          287
3. Risk Factors for Violence                  293
4. Violence Prevention                        299
5. Bullying                                305
6. Guns, Kids and Suicide                  311
7. The Hidden Cost of War in Iraq          317
8. Road Safety                             323
9. Food Safety                             329
6. CARING FOR SENIORS                         335
1. Operating on the Elderly                337
2. Caring for an Alzheimer's Patient       343
3. Long-Distance Caregiving                349
4. Aging and Obesity                       355
5. Driving Fatalities Among Seniors        361
6. Elder Abuse                             367
7. END-OF-LIFE CARE                           373
1. Discussing Death with Dying Children    375
2. Planning a Dignified Death              381
3. Palliative Care                         387
4. The Best Place to Die                   393
5. Organizing the Dying Process            399
6. The Politics of Pain                    405
8. SCIENCE AND SOCIETY                        413
1. Leading With Science                    415
2. Does Science Make a Difference?         421
3. Medical Knowledge                       427
4. The Power of Information                433
5. Stem Cell Research & Policy             439
a. United Kingdom on the Move
b. Honoring Christopher Reeve
6. Clinical Research                       449
7. Patient Involvement in Research Studies  455
8. Patents                                 461
9. IMPROVING HEALTH CARE VALUE                467
1. Health Care Cost and Value              469
2. The Information Highway                 475
3. Health Insurance Reform                 481
4. The Safety Net and Care for the Uninsured  487
5. Tiered Hospital Costs                   493
6. Financing Home Health Care               499
7. Improving Patient Adherence              507
8. Pricing of Pharmaceuticals               513
9. Research Versus Generic Drugs            519
10. Drug Importation                       527
11. ERISA: Laws Protecting Managed Care    535
12. Medical Malpractice and Safety         541



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Public health Political aspects United States, Medical care Political aspects United States, Public Health, Delivery of Health Care