The Rise of Marine Mammals: 50 Million Years of Evolution

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Berta, Annalisa The Rise of Marine Mammals: 50 Million Years of Evolution
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talks about the role of ¿healthy diet¿
lists additional resources, including allergy-related apps
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Adler reveals that a veterans¿ health system came about incrementally, amid skepticism from legislators, doctors, and army officials concerned about the burden of long-term obligations, monetary or otherwise, to ex-service members. She shows how veterans¿ welfare shifted from centering on pension and domicile care programs rooted in the nineteenth century to direct access to health services. She also traces the way that fluctuating ideals about hospitals and medical care influenced policy at the dusk of the Progressive Era; how race, class, and gender affected the health-related experiences of soldiers, veterans, and caregivers; and how interest groups capitalized on a tense political and social climate to bring about change.
The book moves from the 1920s¿when veterans requested better and more services, Congress continued to approve new facilities and increased funding, and elected officials expressed misgivings about who should have access to care¿to the 1930s, when the economic crash prompted veterans to increasingly turn to hospitals for support while bureaucrats, politicians, and doctors attempted to rein in the system. By the eve of World War II, the roots of what would become the country¿s largest integrated health care system were firmly planted and primed for growth. Drawing readers into a critical debate about the level of responsibility America bears for wounded service members, Burdens of War is a unique and moving case study."
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an explanation of why some adult medications are not safe for children
descriptions of medicine for treating fever and common illnesses
practical tips on measuring, flavoring, and administering medicines
directions for giving medicine in the mouth, the nose, the ear, and the eye
advice for keeping children of any age safe around medications
facts about vaccinations: how they work, which ones are recommended, and their safety
a guide to the FDA¿s approval process for use of medicines by children
information about drug pricing, expiration dates, and storing medicine at home
a chapter on ADHD and the treatment of adolescent depression that takes into account the long-term side effects of antidepressants
details about the use of herbal and complementary therapies, including probiotics and vitamins
a discussion of over-the-counter cough/cold products
information on which websites to use for accurate medical and drug information
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68 Illustrations, color; 27 Illustrations, color; 79 Line drawings, black and white

Annalisa Berta is emerita professor of biology at San Diego State University. She is the author of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises: A Natural History and Species Guide. James L. Sumich is emeritus professor of biology at Grossmont College. He is the coauthor of Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life. Together, he and Berta are coauthors of Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology.
Sumich, James L.
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