Prescription for a Healthy Nation: A New Approach to Improving Our Lives by Fixing Our Everyday World

Prescription for a Healthy Nation: A New Approach to Improving Our Lives by Fixing Our Everyday World

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by Tom Farley, Deborah A. "Cohen, M.D."
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807021172

ISBN-13: 9780807021170

Pub. Date: 05/15/2006

Publisher: Beacon Press

Introducing a new way of thinking about health: public health experts Tom Farley and Deborah A. Cohen show us that the antidote to our ever-growing rates of obesity and chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, lies not in our medical care system or in more health education but rather in how our environment affects our behavior.  See more details below

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Introducing a new way of thinking about health: public health experts Tom Farley and Deborah A. Cohen show us that the antidote to our ever-growing rates of obesity and chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, lies not in our medical care system or in more health education but rather in how our environment affects our behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807021170
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
05/15/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
1,002,293
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IThe leading causes of health
Ch. 1The wrong remedy3
Ch. 2Greek gods and American myths21
Ch. 3Humans behaving badly37
Ch. 4Bell curves and bad apples53
Pt. IICurve shifters
Ch. 5More is more : accessibility71
Ch. 6Sidewalks and falling children : physical structures84
Ch. 7Playing by the rules : social structures95
Ch. 8It's the real thing : media105
Pt. IIIHealthscaping America
Ch. 9The killer leaf131
Ch. 10Habits of the heart144
Ch. 11To our health?160
Ch. 12When sex is lethal175
Ch. 13Injuries, not accidents190
Ch. 14Unequal afflictions206
Ch. 15Health, policies, and politics221

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Prescription for a Healthy Nation: A New Approach to Improving Our Lives by Fixing Our Everyday World 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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trish_rn More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book - anyone interested in healthcare reform should read it. I hope President Obama has!!