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Summary: The film takes a broad look at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, examining the organization's history, leadership, structure, funding and relationship to veterans. The film chronicles, in depth and often in wrenching detail, the workings of this crucial but at times beleaguered American institution.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2018

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV VA

Herndon, Booton.

Summary: The men of the 77th Infantry Division couldn't fathom why Private Desmond T. Doss would venture into the horrors of World War II without a single weapon to defend himself. They called him a coward, but the soft--spoken medic insisted that his mission was to heal, not kill. Herndon shares the story of how Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Remnant Publications 2016

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Hadler, Nortin M.

Contents: The Methuselah complex -- The heart of the matter -- Risky business : cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure -- You are not what you eat -- Gut check -- Breast cancer prevention : screening the evidence -- The beleaguered prostate -- Disease mongering -- Creakiness -- It's in your mind -- Aging is not a disease -- Working to death -- "Alternative" therapies are not "complementary" --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2008

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.10973 Had

Levine, Adele.

Summary: "M*A*S*H meets Scrubs in a sharply observant, absurdly funny, inspiring, and totally unique debut memoir from a physical therapist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the birthplace of physical therapy and the world leader in prosthetic rehabilitation for injured war veterans"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 LEVINE, ADELE LEV

Welch, H. Gilbert

Summary: "Eat smart, exercise regularly, and get routine health screenings," the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advises the public in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And that is absolutely true - except for the checkup part. The American public has been sold the idea that seeking medical care is one of the most important steps to maintain wellness. However, surprisingly, medical care is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1 WEL

Millard, Candice.

Summary: A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin'sbullet.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.8 MIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.84 Millard 2011

Ross, Betsy McCaughey

Summary: "[The author] dissects the 2,572-page health law and lays out how it will affect your family's health and finances, your relationships with your doctor, and even your tax bill ... in plain English"--P. [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Pub. 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1 ROS

Collier, Victoria L.

Contents: Basic training : preliminary information you should know -- Secret money for seniors -- Application process for improved pension benefits -- Health care benefits -- Burial benefits -- Getting help -- Attorney's fees -- Resources.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Collier Communications 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.8682 COL

Tate, Nicholas.

Summary: The author discusses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, including the timetable for implementation and some cost projections.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Humanix Books 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.10425 TAT

Blackman, Josh.

Summary: " This inside story of the legal challenge to Obamacare from a conservative constitutional lawyer involved in the movement is a brilliant mixture of legal, political, and media intrigue capped by a truly consequential Supreme Court decision"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 344.7302 BLA

Kovic, Ron.

Summary: "The author of Born on the Fourth of July (1976) recounts the brief 1974 movement he initiated to change how Veterans Affairs hospitals cared for wounded soldiers...The great strength of this book is that the author never minces words. With devastating candor, he memorializes a short-lived but important movement and the men who made it happen. Sobering reflections on past treatment of America's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Akashic Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 KOV

Summary: Michael Moore interviews Americans who have been denied treatment by the United States health care insurance companies -- companies who sacrifice essential health services in order to maximize profits. Sheds light on the how complicated it can become for communities and individuals, and the sacrifices they have made when they are denied health care coverage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Products 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.109 DVD Sicko 2007

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SIC

Summary: Investigation of the health care crisis in America that follows a diverse group of uninsured individuals as they battle critical illnesses without proper care.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2008

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CRI

Summary: America's frenzied debate over government health insurance has eclipsed another, no less challenging, national health care crisis-the plight of people with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This Fred Friendly Seminar sheds light on barriers to treatment, ethical and legal dilemmas, and fragmented social policies that are creating a nightmare for families, filling...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: "What the health is a surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation's health and how big business influences it"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WHA

Bush, Jonathan

Summary: "Jonathan Bush of athenahealth leads readers through the underbelly of American health care, which has missed the customer service revolution of the past two decades, while reflecting on his own journey from ambulance driver to CEO of one of the nation'sfastest growing tech companies. He offers a vision and plan for disrupting the current system and pushes to restore the sanctity of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1 BUS

Millard, Candice.

Summary: A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.8 Mil

Emanuel, Ezekiel J.

Summary: "Health care is the largest employer in America, one of the largest perceived drains on the budget of the Federal government, a system with the capacity to bankrupt entire state economies, and one of the areas of personal expenditure that gives individual American citizens most financial anxiety. It matters like almost no other dimension of the government and private sector. Yet the system is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1 EMA

Gruber, Jonathan.

Summary: "Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It's Necessary, How It Works is a deeply informed, opinionated, immediately accessible explanation of why health care reform is essential, why the legislation Congress passed is our best bet for solving the problem, and why it would be disastrous if we revoked it. Poll after poll shows that the majority of Americans are against health care reform. Polls also...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hill and Wang 2011

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Reid, T. R.

Summary: "New York Times"-bestselling author Reid shows how all the other industrialized democracies have achieved something the U.S. can't seem to do: provide health care for everybody at a reasonable cost.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.10973 REI

Humphries, Suzanne

Summary: This autobiography tells the intricate and personal story one doctor's path through medical school and out into academia, specialty medicine, and practice, having to conform to the system's standards. Like many doctors, she was on the way to becoming one of the walking dead. Then, one day she realized that policy was harming her patients, and she took a stand. This resulted in hostility and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [publisher not identified] 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HUMPHRIES, SUZANNE HUM

Summary: With the disastrous launch of the HealthCare.gov website in fall 2013, critics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," were given more fuel for the fire. Will Obamacare succeed, or is it beyond rescue?

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2014

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Peck, Dale.

Summary: Assembled from over a dozen essays and articles that have been extensively rewritten and recombined to form a sweeping, collage-style portrait of a tumultuous era, Peck's work--part memoir, part extended essay--is a foray into what the author calls "the second half of the first half of the AIDS epidemic," i.e., the period between 1987, when the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) was...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 PECK, DALE Pec

Rosenthal, Elisabeth

Summary: "An award-winning New York Times reporter Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal reveals the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us exactly what we can do to solve its myriad of problems. It is well documented that our healthcare system has grave problems, but how, in only a matter of decades, did things get this bad? Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1 ROS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1 ROS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1097 ROS