PartI What Is Public Health? Chapter1 Public Health: Science, Politics, and Prevention Chapter2 Why Is Public Health Controversial? Chapter3 Powers and Responsibilities of Government PartII Analytical Methods of Public Health Chapter4 Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health Chapter5 Epidemiologic Principles and Methods Chapter6 Problems and Limits of Epidemiology Chapter7 Statistics: Making Sense of Uncertainty Chapter8 The Role of Data in Public Health PartIII Biomedical Basis of Public Health Chapter9 The â€œConquestâ€? of Infectious Diseases Chapter10 The Resurgence of Infectious Diseases Chapter11 The Biomedical Basis of Chronic Diseases Chapter12 Genetic Diseases and Other Inborn Errors PartIV Social and Behavioral Factors in Health Chapter13 Do People Choose Their Own Health? Chapter14 How Psychosocial Factors Affect Health Behavior Chapter15 Public Health Enemy Number One: Tobacco Chapter16 Public Health Enemy Number Two and Growing: Poor Diet and Physical Inactivity Chapter17 Injuries Are Not Accidents Chapter18 Maternal and Child Health as a Social Problem Chapter19 Mental Health: Public Health Includes Healthy Minds PartV Environmental Issues in Public Health Chapter20 A Clean Environment: The Basis of Public Health Chapter21 Clean Air: Is It Safe to Breathe? Chapter22 Clean Water: A Limited Resource Chapter23 Solid and Hazardous Wastes: What to Do with the Garbage? Chapter24 Safe Food and Drugs: An Ongoing Regulatory Battle Chapter25 Population: The Ultimate Environmental Health Issue PartVI Medical Care and Public Health Chapter26 Is the Medical Care System a Public Health Issue? Chapter27 Why the U.S. Medical System Needs Reform Chapter28 Health Services Research: Finding What Works Chapter29 Public Health and the Aging Population PartVIII The Future of Public Health Chapter30 Emergency Preparedness, Post-9/11 Chapter31 Public Health in the Twenty-First Century: Achievements and Challenges
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