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ProCon Ebooks -- Handout Guide: Health

This is the new home of eight, pages of links to ebooks to provide background for argument and ProCon paprs.

Pro Con Resources -- Health and Medicine

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Selected Pro/Con Sources -- Health Issues

If you need information, a starting place, or background for a pro-con/argument or persuasive speech on a anything related to health,try one of the books below for an introduction or search for information in the numerous databases listed in the sidebar. These books are nearly all electronic and just a click away to any student, faculty, or staff who is logged into the library via iCollege or the library's own page. There are also some open access titles available through OApen and InTechOpen. Sources here are also as current as possible.

Preventive Health Care
The Beautiful Cure: The Revolution in Immunology and What It Means for Your Health Ebook Central
Epidemiology for Public Health Practice EBSCOHost eBook Collection
Essentials for Health Protection: Four Key Components EBSCOHost eBook Collection
Everyday Technologies in Healthcare Ebook Central
Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longerf Ebook Central
The Health Benefits of Foods: Current Knowledge and Further Development InTechOpen
Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity Ebook Central
One Planet, One Health JSTOR
Outdoor Recreation: Physiological and Psychological Effects on Health InTechOpen
A Prescription for Healthy Living: A Guide to Lifestyle Medicine Science Direct
The Slippery Slope of Healthcare : Why Bad Things Happen to Healthy Patients and How to Avoid Them EBSCOHost eBook Collection
Smoking: Prevention, Cessation and Health Effects InTechOpen
Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives EBSCOHost eBook Collection


Health Policy and Economics
Economics of Health and Medical Care EBSCOHost eBook Collection
Government and Policy for U.S. Health Leaders EBSCOHost eBook Collection
Health Care Off the Books: Poverty, Illness, and Strategies for Survival in Urban America EBSCOHost eBook Collection
The Hidden History of American Healthcare O'Reilly Higher Education
Not What the Doctor Ordered: Liberating Caregivers and Empowering Consumers for Successful Health Reform EBSCOHost eBook Collection
Pandemics and Polarization: Implications of Partisan Budgeting for Responding to Public Health Emergencies EBSCOHost eBook Collection


Medical and Bioethics
Beyond Price: Essays on Birth and Death OApen
Bioethics: Medical, Ethical and Legal Perspectives InTechOpen
The Emerging Field of Human Neural Organoids, Transplants, and Chimeras Science, Ethics, and Governance National Academies Press
The Ethics of Vaccination OApen
Euthanasia: The "Good Death" Controversy in Humans and Animals InTechOpen
Legal and Ethical Essentials of Health Care Administration Ebook Central
Reflections on Bioethics InTechOpen


Health and Disease -- Covid 19
American Tragedy of COVID-19 : Social and Political Crises of 2020 Ebook Central
Coronavirus Politics: The Comparative Politics and Policy of COVID-19 JSTOR
COVID-19 in the Global South: Impacts and Responses Project Muse
Decarcerating Correctional Facilities during COVID-19: Advancing Health Equity and Safety National Academies Press
Denying to the Grave : Why We Ignore the Science That Will Save Us, Revised and Updated Edition Ebook Central
Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine National Academies Press
How to Make a Vaccine: An Essential Guide for COVID-19 and Beyond Ebook Central
The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid Ebook Central
Reopening K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic National Academies Press


Health and Disease -- Other Infectious Disease
The Critical Public Health Value of Vaccines National Academies Press
Current Concepts in Zika Research InTechOpen
Emergence of Infectious Diseases OApen
Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity Ebook Central
Zika Virus Ebook Central
Zika Virus Disease: From Origin to Outbreak Ebook Central


Health and Disease -- Cancer
Fast Facts: Prostate Cancer Ebook Central
Like Any Other Woman: The Lived Experience of Gynaecological Cancer JSTOR
Malignant: How Bad Policy and Bad Evidence Harm People with Cancer Project Muse


Health and Disease -- Body Modfiication
Cosmetic Surgery InTechOpen
Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic Ebook Central
Tattooed Skin and Health OApen
Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery OApen


Health and Disease -- Drugs, Toxins, and Addiction
The Alchemy of Disease: How Chemicals and Toxins Cause Cancer and Other Illnesses Ebook Central
Heavy Metal Toxicity in Public Health InTechOpen
Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know EBSCOHost eBook Collection
Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America Ebook Central
Steroids and Doping in Sports: a Reference Handbook Ebook Central


Health and Disease -- Other
Addressing Sickle Cell Disease: A Strategic Plan and Blueprint for Action National Academies Press
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Diagnosis, Prevalence and Treatment Ebook Central
The Challenges in Elder Care IntTech Open
Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology InTechOpen
Safety and Health for Workers: Research and Practical Perspective InTechOpen
SIDS Sudden Infant and Early Childhood Death: The Past, the Present and the Future JSTOR