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Shuster, Stef M.

Summary: "stef shuster traces the development of trans medicine since the 1950s to modern medicine to show how providers create and use scientific and medical evidence to "treat" a gender identity. But, why do medical providers have authority over gender? And, what might the consequences of how providers make decisions in trans medicine teach us about medicine in general? Using historical documents,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2021

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Barkin, Janna

Summary: This true story by a family about raising their transgender son is both a captivating read and an invaluable support source for parents facing similar issues. A warm, insightful portrait of a family that includes tips on helping young transgender people navigate their transition, it will support, educate and inspire.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017

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

Faust, Timothy

Summary: Single payer healthcare is not complicated: the government pays for all care for all people. It's cheaper than our current model, and most Americans (and their doctors) already want it. So what's the deal with our current healthcare system, and why don't we have something better?

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Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House Publishing 2019

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

Contents: The call of history : "We're gonna get this done" -- The house of Pelosi : deals and betrayals -- The power of one : Lieberman blocks the way -- The rescue : Obama's last chance -- Priority one : expanding coverage -- The individual mandate : how it will work -- The insurers : more customers, more resrnctions -- The insured : it's status quo for now -- Under thirty : joining the system, like it...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 344.7303 WAS

Salamon, Gayle

Summary: "The Life and Death of Latisha King examines a single incident, the shooting of 15-year-old Latisha King by 14-year-old Brandon McInerney in their junior high school classroom in Oxnard, California in 2008. The press coverage of the shooting, as well as the criminal trial that followed, referred to Latisha, assigned male at birth, as Larry. Unpacking the consequences of representing the victim...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.76 SAL

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Remnant Publications 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DOSS, DESMOND HER

Nutt, Amy Ellis.

Summary: "The Maines were a middle-class, hard-working, politically conservative New England couple whose lives felt complete when they adopted identical twin sons. As toddlers, Jonas was the son Kelly and Wayne Maines expected, but Wyatt was only interested in girls' clothes and toys. By age five, this conflict was tearing Wyatt--and the family--apart. Today, Wyatt is Nicole. She and Jonas are now...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2015

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

Aronson, Louise

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Summary: "[P]hysician and [...] author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is a [...] look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life. For more than 5,000 years, "old" has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive today will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood, and many will be elders for 40 years or more. Yet at the very moment that humans are living...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.6 ARO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.6097 ARD

Brady-Davis, Precious

Summary: "A powerful memoir of independence, releasing the past, and living the dream by award-winning trans advocate Precious Brady-Davis"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Topple Books, Little A 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRADY-DAVIS, PRECIOUS BRA

Huegel, Kelly

Summary: Huegel Madrone provides realistic advice for teens who are LGBTQ, questioning whether they might be, or are just interested in knowing more about LGBTQ history and rights. Also included are practical suggestions on dealing with homophobia; dating; creating a more accepting school environment; and reconciling your sexual/gender identity with cultural and religious beliefs.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Spirit Publishing Inc. 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 306.7 HUE

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1 WEL

Summary: FROM THE PUBLISHER : After the Nancy Cruzan case was decided by the Supreme Court in 1990, and ultimately resolved by the Courts of the State of Missouri, the decision to withhold or withdraw life-prolonging nutrition and hydration appeared to many to be as noncontroversial as decisions to refuse respirators or dialysis. Even the Catholic Church held that, although there should be a presumption...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 179.7 CAS

Summary: A film that investigates new and controversial techniques and methods for treating PTSD but more than that, it is a look into the lives of veterans in America today. It is an authentic portrayal of veterans today in America and their bitter combat to overcome drug addiction, criminal issues, and their individual struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Through investigation and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Kane, Robert L.

Contents: Background -- The stroke -- Rehabilitation -- Assisted living -- The dementia unit -- Nursing home -- Doctors, other medical personnel, and hospitals -- Informal care -- The roads not taken -- End of life -- What kind of long-term care do we want? -- What can we do about it?.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vanderbilt University Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.61 KAN

Jenner, Caitlyn

Summary: "Imagine denying your core and soul. Then add to it the most impossible expectations that people have for you because you are the personification of The American Male Athlete." Bruce Jenner, the celebrated Olympic icon and later the patriarch of one of the most famous families in the world, seemed to be living a dream life of success, fame, and prosperity. But the all-American image and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JENNER, CAITLYN JEN

El-Sayed, Abdul

Summary: "A citizen's guide to America's most debated policy-in-waiting. There are few issues as consequential in the lives of Americans as health care--and few issues more politically vexing. Every single American will interact with the health care system at somepoint in their lives, and most people will find that interaction less than satisfactory. And yet for every dollar spent in our economy, 19...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 368.4 EL-S

Summary: Reunite with the perplexing and prickly Dr. Gregory House as he tackles impossible cases while putting a new staff of potential team members through the medical wringer with his trademark sarcasm and irreverent bedside manner.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV HOU

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

Porter, Michael E.

Summary: "Health care in the United States and other nations is on a collision course with patient needs and economic reality. Rising costs, mounting quality problems, and increasing numbers of citizens without health insurance are unacceptable--and unsustainable. In Redefining Health Care, Michael E. Porter and Elizabeth Olmstead Teisberg set forth a new vision of the health care system in which every...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard Business School Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1068 POR

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2008

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

Clemesha, Chase

Summary: "What do Frank Ocean, Sally Ride, George Takei, and Sharice Davids all have in common? They're all proud LGBTQ Americans! Featuring people from a variety of occupations and backgrounds, this collection of 25 short biographies demonstrates the diversity, accomplishments, and pride within the American LGBTQ community."--Amazon.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Editions 2021

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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"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.7302 BLA

Leyva, Selenis

Summary: "A powerful, honest memoir by two sisters - one a star on Orange Is the New Black, one a trans woman and activist - about transitioning, family, allyship, and the path to self-realization. When Selenis Leyva's parents adopted a baby into their warm, loving family, Selenis was immediately smitten. The pair were always close; Selenis showered her younger sibling with affection, who in turn looked...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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