Introduction to public health / Mary-Jane Schneider ; with Henry S. Schneider ; drawings by Henry S. Schneider.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Schneider, Mary-Jane, 1939- (Author), Schneider, Henry S. (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, [2021]
Edition:Sixth edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Public health : science, politics, and prevention
  • Why is public health controversial?
  • Powers and responsibilities of government
  • Epidemiology : the basic science of public health
  • Epidemiologic principles and methods
  • Problems and limits of epidemiology
  • Statistics : making sense of uncertainty
  • The role of data in public health
  • The "conquest" of infectious diseases
  • The resurgence of infectious diseases
  • The biomedical basis of chronic diseases
  • Genetic diseases and other inborn errors
  • Do people choose their own health?
  • How psychosocial factors affect health behavior
  • Public health enemy number one : tobacco
  • Public health enemy number two--and growing : poor diet and physical inactivity
  • Injuries are not accidents
  • Maternal and child health as a social problem
  • Mental health : public health includes healthy minds
  • A clean environment : the basis of public health
  • Clean air : is it safe to breathe?
  • Clean water : a limited resource
  • Solid and hazardous wastes : what to do with the garbage?
  • Safe food and drugs : an ongoing regulatory battle
  • Population : the ultimate environmental health issue
  • Is the medical care system a public health issue?
  • Why the U.S. medical system needs reform
  • Health services research : finding what works
  • Public health and the aging population
  • Emergency preparedness, post-9/11
  • Public health in the twenty-first century : achievements and challenges.