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Status Syndrome

Author : Michael Marmot
ISBN : 9781408834190
Genre : Science
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Why do Oscar winners live for an average of four years longer than other Hollywood actors? Who experiences the most stress - the decision-makers or those who carry out their orders? Why do the Japanese have better health than other rich populations, and Keralans in India have better health than other poor populations - and what do they have in common? In this eye-opening book, internationally renowned epidemiologist Michael Marmot sets out to answer these and many other fascinating questions in order to understand the relationship between where we stand in the social hierarchy and our health and longevity. It is based on more than thirty years of front-line research between health and social circumstances. Marmot's work has taken him round the world showing the similar patterns that could be affecting the length of your life - and how you can change it.

The Status Syndrome

Author : Michael Marmot
ISBN : 1429900660
Genre : Social Science
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Based on decades of his own research, a pioneering epidemiologist reveals the surprising factors behind who lives longer and why You probably didn't realize that when you graduated from college you increased your lifespan, or that your co-worker who has a master's degree is more likely to live a longer and healthier life. Seemingly small social differences in education, job title, income, even the size of your house or apartment have a profound impact on your health. For years we have focused merely on how advances in technology and genetics can extend our lives and cure disease. But as Sir Michael Marmot argues, we are looking at the issue backwards. Social inequalities are not a footnote to the real causes of ill health in industrialized countries; they are the cause. The psychological experience of inequality, Marmot shows, has a profound effect on our lives. And while this may be alarming, it also suggests a ray of hope. If we can understand these social inequalities, we can also mitigate their effects. In this groundbreaking book, Marmot, an internationally renowned epidemiologist, marshals evidence from around the world and from nearly thirty years of his research to demonstrate that how much control you have over your life and the opportunities you have for full social participation are crucial for health, well-being, and longevity. Just as Bowling Alone changed the way we think about community in America, The Status Syndrome will change the way we think about our society and how we live our lives.

Status Syndrome

Author : M. G. Marmot
ISBN : 0747570493
Genre : Longevity
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We have remarkably good health in the rich countries of the world. Yet still our position in the social hierarchy is intimately related to our chances of getting ill and to how long we live.

Encyclopedia Of Career Development

Author : Jeffrey H. Greenhaus
ISBN : 9781412905374
Genre : Business & Economics
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With more than 300 articles, the Encyclopedia of Career Development is the premier reference tool for research on career-related topics. Covering a broad range of themes, the contributions represent original material written by internationally-renowned scholars that view career development from a number of different dimensions. This multidisciplinary resource examines career-related issues from psychological, sociological, educational, counseling, organizational behavior, and human resource management perspectives.

Health Disparities In The United States

Author : Donald A. Barr
ISBN : 9781421414751
Genre : Law
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Explores how socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity interact with socioeconomic inequality to create and perpetuate health disparities.

The Anti Education Era

Author : James Paul Gee
ISBN : 9781137324115
Genre : Education
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One of the first champions of the positive effects of gaming reveals the dark side of today's digital and social media Today's schools are eager to use the latest technology in the classroom, but rather than improving learning, the new e-media can just as easily narrow students' horizons. Education innovator James Paul Gee first documented the educational benefits of gaming a decade ago in his classic What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Now, with digital and social media at the center of modern life, he issues an important warning that groundbreaking new technologies, far from revolutionizing schooling, can stymie the next generation's ability to resolve deep global challenges. The solution-and perhaps our children's future-lies in what Gee calls synchronized intelligence, a way of organizing people and their digital tools to solve problems, produce knowledge, and allow people to count and contribute. Gee explores important strategies and tools for today's parents, educators, and policy makers, including virtual worlds, artificial tutors, and ways to create collective intelligence where everyday people can solve hard problems. By harnessing the power of human creativity with interactional and technological sophistication we can finally overcome the limitations of today's failing educational system and solve problems in our high-risk global world. The Anti-Education Era is a powerful and important call to reshape digital learning, engage children in a meaningful educational experience, and bridge inequality.

The Status Of Efforts To Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome

Author : Christopher Shays
ISBN : 9780788178634
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Congressional hearing on the health problems of Persian Gulf war veterans. Includes statements by a number of doctors, professors, vets, and others concerned with these problems, such as Committee to Review the Health Consequences of Service during the Persian Gulf War, Institute of Medicine; and Director, Gulf War Research Foundation. Also includes statements submitted by a number of doctors, members of Congress, veterans, and others, such as Disabled American Veterans; International Advocacy for Gulf War Syndrome; Pres. Advisory Committee on Persian Gulf Vets' Illnesses, and Nat. Persian Gulf War Resource Center.

Status Of The Department Of Veterans Affairs To Identify Gulf War Syndrome

Author : Christopher Shays
ISBN : 9780788170843
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The proceedings of the April 1997 hearing on the status of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs to Identify Gulf War Syndrome. Examines, in particular, the impact of missing, classified, or incomplete medical records on Gulf War veterans' health. Testimony, letters & statements are included from a number of representatives of the Defense Dept. (Deputy Inspector General, Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses), military, & Federal government as well as medical practitioners & researchers, including: Monterey Inst. of International Studies; Southern Illinois Univ. School of Medicine; Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses, CIA, etc. Tables & photos.

The Handbook Of Narcissism And Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Author : W. Keith Campbell
ISBN : 1118029267
Genre : Psychology
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The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder is the definitive resource for empirically sound information on narcissism for researchers, students, and clinicians at a time when this personality disorder has become a particularly relevant area of interest. This unique work deepens understanding of how narcissistic behavior influences behavior and impedes progress in the worlds of work, relationships, and politics.!--EndFragment--

So Beautiful

Author : Leonard Sweet
ISBN : 9781434700872
Genre : Religion
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More than 50 years ago scientists made a remarkable discovery, proclaiming, "We have found the secret of life ... and it's so pretty!" The secret was the discovery that life is helixical, two strands wound around a single axis—what most of us know today as the model for DNA. Over the course of his ministry, author Leonard Sweet has discovered that this divine design also informs God's blueprint for the church. In this seminal work, he shares the woven strands that form the church: missional, relational, and incarnational. Sweet declares that this secret is not just pretty, but beautiful. In fact, So Beautiful! Using the poignant life of John Newton as a touchstone, Sweet calls for the re-union of these three essential, complementary strands of the Christian life. Far from a novel idea, Sweet shows how this structure is God's original intent, and shares the simply beautiful design for His church.

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