Health Care

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Doctors in Denial

Why Big Pharma and the Canadian Medical Profession are Too Close for Comfort

Examines the relationship between the Canadian medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry, and explains how doctors have become dependents of the drug companies instead of champions of … 344 View

Health and Wealth

How Social and Economic Factors Affect Our Well-Being

This book looks at the well-known link between social equality and the health and well-being of a country’s population, with a Canadian perspective and using Canadian data. As of 1999, when … 136 View


An Illustrated History

Heroin is an illustrated history of Canadian heroin regulation over two centuries. Susan Boyd points to our failure to address the overdose death epidemic caused by criminalizing drug users and … 251 View


A Social Determinant of Health, 2nd Edition

In this current environment, it is urgent to understand how oppression and health are closely connected. Oppression: A Social Determinant of Health offers a thorough and accessible overview of … 264 View

Scandinavian Common Sense

Policies to Tackle Social Inequalities in Health

When some claim austerity is the only answer to today’s economic woes, a close look at the best practices in Scandinavia and Finland gives pause for thought. Cited as models for their … ; ; 192 View

Secret Life of Your Microbiome

Why Nature and Biodiversity are Essential to Health and Happiness

The Secret Life of Your Microbiome presents a revolutionary new paradigm, backed by vast science; we’re deeply connected to the biodiversity of nature through our microbiomes — the … ; 387 View

Shadows and Light

A Physician's Lens on Covid

When the pandemic began in March 2020, Calgary emergency physician Heather Patterson was already feeling burnt out. Photography had always been a way of unwinding for her, and as the pandemic … 176 View

The Care We Dream Of

Liberatory & Transformative Approaches to LGBTQ+ Health

What if you could trust in getting the health care you need in ways that felt good and helped you thrive? What if the health system honoured and valued queer and trans people’s lives, … 352 View

The Killer’s Henchman

Capitalism and the Covid-19 Disaster

Summer 2021, the novel coronavirus is scything through populations worldwide. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announces the Covid-19 pandemic will end “when the world … 280 View


From: Doctors in Denial

In this personal account Dr. Brian Goldman explains his relationship with Purdue Pharma Canada and how he played a major role as a promoter of OxyContin, for chronic pain, falsely claiming that … 8 $0.80 Add


From: Shadows and Light

A forward from Dr. Katharine Smart. 2 $0.20 Add

Health of the Population

From: Health and Wealth

A discussion of Canadian policies and pracices around the promotion of a healthy population in Canada in the 1990s, with context on activities elsewhere in the developed world in the same time period. 22 $2.20 Add


A Meeting of Hearts, Minds and Microbiomes

From: Secret Life of Your Microbiome

For centuries, humans have seen nature as something we must dominate, conquer, and tame, progressively eroding the natural resilience of ecosystems, with the loss of many species more vulnerable … ; 10 $1.00 Add


From: The Care We Dream Of

What if queer and trans people loved going to the doctor, dreaming together and demanding more? This book is about merging the practical with liberatory imaginings about what queer and trans … 23 $2.30 Add


From: The Killer's Henchman

The author explores the global reaction to and handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. 7 $0.70 Add


From: Oppression

The preface outlines the aim of this book, which is to reframe health inequities in Canada explicitly within the context of systemic oppression. 2 $0.20 Add