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Health Care : Gallup Major Trends and Events - Hal Marcovitz

Health Care

Gallup Major Trends and Events

Hardcover Published: 9th July 2007
ISBN: 9781590849644
Number Of Pages: 112
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old

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Since 1900, the average American life expectancy has risen thirty years. Many diseases have been conquered in the past century, and medical knowledge has increased exponentially. But modern life has new health problems of its own. This volume of the "Gallup Major Trends & Events: The Pulse of Our Nation 1900 to the Present" series explores the major health issues of both yesterday and today, including dreaded diseases from tuberculosis to AIDS, medical breakthroughs, cigarette addiction, euthanasia and the right to die, bio-terrorism, and the affordability of health care. Polls from the Gallup Organization, spanning the early twentieth century up to today, demonstrate how the American people feel about these important topics.

Introductionp. 6
Living to 100p. 9
Medicine's Great Leap Forwardp. 15
Conquering Polio, Confronting AIDSp. 29
America's Cigarette Habitp. 53
The Spiraling Cost of Health Carep. 73
The Right to Diep. 93
New Threats to Public Healthp. 107
Glossaryp. 112
Further Readingp. 113
Internet Resourcesp. 114
Bibliographyp. 115
For More Informationp. 118
Indexp. 120
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ISBN: 9781590849644
ISBN-10: 1590849647
Series: Gallup Major Trends and Events
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 9th July 2007
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 19.68  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54