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Silencing the Heart: Women in Treatment for Cardiovascular Disease

Maria I. Medved

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines how women who are in support groups after myocardial heart infarction are silenced by approaches to treatment that are derived solely from men's experiences with heart disease. ... More


Deciding to Live: Important Decisions Need Conscious Thought

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the importance of conscious thought in making important decisions in relation to the death of the relative, describing the case of 28-year Michael, who suddenly died of a heart ... More


“It’s Where You Finish …”

Charlotte Greenspan

in Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195111101
eISBN:
9780199865703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the later life and career of Dorothy Fields. Dorothy's last three musicals were separated by long intermissions. There were seven years between Redhead and Sweet Charity and ... More


Pricing Heart Attack Treatments

David M. Cutler, Mark McClellan, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Dahlia Remler

in Medical Care Output and Productivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132266
eISBN:
9780226132303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132303.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines price indexes for medical care, focusing on heart attacks (acute myocardial infarction). It first describes several conceptual issues related to medical care price indexes and ... More


Biomedical Research and Then Some: The Causes of Technological Change in Heart Attack Treatment

Paul Heidenreich and Mark McClellan (eds)

in Measuring the Gains from Medical Research: An Economic Approach

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226551784
eISBN:
9780226551791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226551791.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter discusses the result of a detailed review of the literature on how technological change has actually occurred for one important component of treatment of cardiovascular disease: the care ... More


Few Claims, but for a Different Reason: Medical Malpractice (I)

J. Mark Ramseyer

in Second-Best Justice: The Virtues of Japanese Private Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226281995
eISBN:
9780226282046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282046.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Japanese medical malpractice law governs an industry that in many ways differs—radically—from the American health care industry. Before turning to that malpractice law in Chapter 5, consider the ... More


Trends in Heart Attack Treatment and Outcomes, 1975–1995: Literature Review and Synthesis

Paul Heidenreich and Mark McClellan

in Medical Care Output and Productivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132266
eISBN:
9780226132303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132303.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Age-adjusted mortality rates for ischemic heart disease have fallen for the last thirty years. The reasons for the decline — which include primary prevention of coronary events, secondary prevention, ... More


Introduction

Thomas O. McGarity

in The Preemption War: When Federal Bureaucracies Trump Local Juries

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122961
eISBN:
9780300152203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122961.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This book starts with the story of Susan Halvorsen and her husband Jim Gjebic, who died of a heart attack at the age of thirty-four. Like thousands of heart disease victims and their spouses ... More


Pharmaceutical Innovation, Mortality Reduction, and Economic Growth

Frank R. Lichtenberg (ed.)

in Measuring the Gains from Medical Research: An Economic Approach

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226551784
eISBN:
9780226551791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226551791.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the effects of new pharmaceutical introductions on a direct measure of health: life years saved. It reviews some of the previous evidence on the impact of drugs on life ... More


Hoxha’s Heart

Fred C. Abrahams

in Modern Albania: From Dictatorship to Democracy in Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705117
eISBN:
9781479841189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705117.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter focuses on Enver Hoxha’s more than four decades of dictatorship in Albania. Hoxha lived a complex life. He was a cultured man who studied in France, wore dapper suits, knew history, and ... More


Travels, the Era of World War II, and Illness

Lee Shai Weissbach

in A Jewish Life on Three Continents: The Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783637
eISBN:
9780804786201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783637.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Beginning with an account of two trips Frieden and his wife took in the late 1930s and covering the years of World War II and its aftermath, this portion of Frieden’s memoir has something of a ... More


Notebook and Shoe Leather Epidemiology

in The Turnstone: A Doctor's Story

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237570
eISBN:
9781846314292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237570.003.0019
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents the author's account of how much of his research was the result of serendipity, ‘the faculty of making happy and unexpected discoveries by accident’. He describes his studies on ... More


Medicine

Shannon Brownlee

in A Field Guide for Science Writers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195174991
eISBN:
9780197562239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195174991.003.0030
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Medical writers have gone through a period of soul searching, a reappraisal of our role as journalists and members of the fourth estate. Are we supposed to ... More


The Cardinal Hour

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the final years of Thomas Sadler Roberts, who held the post of director of the Minnesota Natural History Museum until his death. At nearly eighty-two, Roberts no longer moved ... More


Blood Thinners: From Heparin to Plavix

Jie Jack Li

in Blockbuster Drugs: The Rise and Fall of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199737680
eISBN:
9780197563014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199737680.003.0008
Subject:
Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry

Three types of blood cells exist in the human body: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, in addition to plasma, which takes up 55 percent of the blood’s ... More


Nonpsychological Adverse Effects

Franjo Grotenhermen

in Handbook of Cannabis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199662685
eISBN:
9780191787560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662685.003.0038
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

Frequent physical effects of cannabis (marijuana) use are tiredness, dizziness, tachycardia, orthostatic hypotension, dry mouth, reduced lacrimation, muscle relaxation, and increased appetite. ... More


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