New Books Network

Joseph Jarvis, “The Purple World: Healing the Harm in American Health Care” (Scrivener Books, 2018)
Americans pay double what every other developed nation in the world pays for healthcare. Does that mean that we are the healthiest? No. In fact, we are the worst of them all. American healthcare is plagued by things like preventable medical error, high taxes, and the tens of thousands of... Read More
Jessica Hardin, “Faith and the Pursuit of Health: Cardiometabolic Disorders in Samoa” (Rutgers UP, 2018)
Jessica Hardin‘s new book Faith and the Pursuit of Health: Cardiometabolic Disorders in Samoa (Rutgers University Press, 2018) explores how Pentecostal Christians manage chronic illness in ways that sheds light on health disparities and social suffering in Samoa, a place where rates of obesity and related cardiometabolic disorders have reached population-wide levels.... Read More
Carl S. Armato, “A Future With Hope: An Inspiring Guide to Overcoming Diabetes” (Carl S. Armato, 2018)
Carl Armato, the CEO of Novant Health, has lived with his diabetes diagnosis for over 50 years. In spite of his diabetes not being easy to live with, he has overcome it and lived a full, active, life with a very successful career. In the book A Future With Hope:... Read More
Janis Powers, “Health Care: Meet The American Dream” (River Grove Books, 2018)
American health care is the most expensive in the world, yet it produces some of the worst outcomes among developed nations. Many people offer unrealistic ideas or hot buzz words for how to fix it but implementing those fixes are unrealistic. In the book Health Care: Meet The American Dream... Read More
Peter Hotez, “Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism: My Journey as a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician, and Autism Dad” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2018)
Dr. Peter Hotez is a pediatrician-scientist who develops vaccines for neglected tropical diseases affecting the world’s poor. He is also the father of a daughter who was diagnosed with autism. The alleged link between vaccines and autism has long been disproven, but it is still a belief held onto by... Read More
Dave Chase, “The Opioid Crisis Wake Up Call: Health Care is Stealing the American Dream. Here is How We Take It Back” (Health Rosetta Media, 2018)
The opioid crisis in America is considered by many to be the worst national public health crisis in the last 100 years. In his new book, The Opioid Crisis Wake Up Call: Health Care is Stealing the American Dream. Here is How We Take It Back (Health Rosetta Media, 2018),... Read More
Julian Gill-Peterson, “Histories of the Transgender Child” (U Minnesota Press, 2018)
With transgender rights front and center in American politics, media, and culture, the pervasive myth still exists that today’s transgender children are a brand new generation—pioneers in a field of new obstacles and hurdles. Histories of the Transgender Child (University of Minnesota Press, 2018) shatters this myth, uncovering a previously... Read More