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Disease Change and the Role of Medicine: The Navajo Experience

Stephen Kunitz

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520049260
eISBN:
9780520909649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520049260.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book raises issues for public policy in the medical field. It is based on data accumulated during long-term research on Navajo Indian epidemiology. Through examination of this medical microcosm, ... More


Agriculture: a mixed blessing

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Although agriculture acted as a spur to many aspects of social and technological development, increasing reliance on a narrow range of food crops had many downsides that sometimes caused people to ... More


Neurovascular Medicine: Pursuing Cellular Longevity for Healthy Aging

Kenneth Maiese (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326697
eISBN:
9780199864874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326697.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Disorders of the nervous and vascular systems continue to burden the planet's population not only with increasing morbidity and mortality, but also with a significant financial drain through ... More


Stresses of Life: A Preliminary Study of Degenerative Joint Disease and Dental Health among Ancient Populations of Inner Asia

Michelle L. Machicek

in Bioarchaeology of East Asia: Movement, Contact, Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044279
eISBN:
9780813046266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044279.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

We investigated degenerative joint disease (DJD) in Iron Age Mongolian and Inner Mongolian (ca. 3rd century BC to 2nd century AD) samples, as well as oral and physiological health in a later Mongol ... More


Death and Dying in Modern Times

James L. Hallenbeck

in Palliative Care Perspectives

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195165784
eISBN:
9780199999897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165784.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the issues of death and dying in the U.S. It explains that how people get sick today and how society responds to sickness has changed dramatically. While significant differences ... More


Physical Activity, Fitness, and Musculoskeletal Injury

Jennifer M. Hootman and Kenneth E. Powell

in Epidemiologic Methods in Physical Activity Studies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195183009
eISBN:
9780199865116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183009.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the potential adverse events associated with increased activity, focusing on population-based studies of sports and recreation injuries from around the world. Examples from ... More


Physical Disabilities

Kimberly A. McCord

in Teaching the Postsecondary Music Student with Disabilities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190467760
eISBN:
9780190467807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467760.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

Orthopedic or physical disabilities include neuromotor impairments, degenerative diseases, and musculoskeletal disorders. Physical disabilities can be difficult for most universities to accommodate ... More


The Dynamic Building of the Brain

Alessandro Sale, Laura Baroncelli, Maria Spolidoro, and Lamberto Maffei

in Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015233
eISBN:
9780262295444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter discusses the influences of environmental enrichment (EE) on the brain. It gives an example of cross-modal plasticity by which an increased input in a single modality reverberates as a ... More


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