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Bezruchka, Stephen

Works: 27 works in 83 publications in 4 languages and 1,224 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Handbooks and manuals  Self-instruction  Conversation and phrase books  Lectures  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
Classifications: GV199.44.N46, 915.496
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Publications about Stephen Bezruchka
Publications by Stephen Bezruchka
Most widely held works by Stephen Bezruchka
A guide to trekking in Nepal by Stephen Bezruchka( Book )
33 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 445 libraries worldwide
Sends trekkers to Nepal equipped with comprehensive information on the country's most rewarding routes, what to bring, what to expect, and the people and history behind it all. Covers 21 major areas of Nepal, over all types of terrain, plus alternatives and side trips. Provides visitors with the information and inspiration to be culturally appropriate and environmentally sensitive guests
Altitude illness : prevention & treatment : how to stay healthy at altitude-- from resort skiing to Himalayan climbing by Stephen Bezruchka( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
The pocket doctor : a passport to healthy travel by Stephen Bezruchka( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Nepali for trekkers 90 minutes of phrases & vocabulary ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Includes pronunciation, grammar notes, common Nepali words and phrases, and practice sessions
The pocket doctor : your ticket to good health while traveling by Stephen Bezruchka( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Nepal by Stephen Bezruchka( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in German and Undetermined and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Trekking Nepal : a traveler's guide ( serial )
in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Nepali for trekkers by Stephen Bezruchka( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Health & wealth by Stephen Bezruchka( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
"Health and longevity are based upon factors we can all acknowledge: genetics, lifestyle and luck among them. They are also largely taken for granted. But as Stephen Bezruchka explains, social class has a far more profound effect in the U.S. than we realize, in ways we wouldn't guess, even for the many of us who consider ourselves middle class."--Publisher
From the womb to the tomb by Stephen Bezruchka( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
"The United States, the richest country in the world, currently ranks 27th in the health of its citizens. Lagging behind not only most of the rich countries, but a few poor ones as well. Fifty years ago, the US was among the top five. What happened in the past five decades to cause this decline? Bezruchka explains that an increasing stratification between the rich and the poor plays a major role. Life spans and infant mortality rates depend very much on the hierarchal structure of a society. And new research shows that half of what influences our health as adults is largely determined before the age of five. What can we learn from other countries whose citizens live longer and healthier lives?"--Publisher
Is America driving you crazy? by Stephen Bezruchka( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"The number of Americans suffering from mental illness has nearly doubled since 1987. That's when Prozac, the first of the "wonder drugs" was introduced. Mental disorders are reported in more than 25% of returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan. And more than 1 in 4 college students are now on anti-depressants. With all the new drugs available for treatment, depression and anxiety disorders continue to rise. Is our drug-based system of care fueling this epidemic? With an unstable future and fewer family and community ties to help deal with problems, anxiety is also heightened by other factors related to modern society, such as war, global warming, advanced technology and globalization. What can we do to create a healthier society and treat those afflicted with mental illness in a more effective way?"--Alternative Radio website
A traveler's guide by Stephen Bezruchka( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Completely updated and expanded, this seventh edition of Trekking in Nepal: A Traveler's Guide sends trekkers to Nepal equipped with comprehensive information on the country's most rewarding routes, how to get there, what to bring, what to expect, and the people and history behind it all. It covers 21 major areas of Nepal
Médico de bolsillo : el pasaporte de tu salud durante el viaje by Stephen Bezruchka( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Mal de montaña : prevención y tratamiento by Stephen Bezruchka( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Damaged care by Stephen Bezruchka( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"The most enduring and quoted tradition in medicine is the Hippocratic Oath. It states, "As to diseases, make a habit of two things, to help, or at least, to do no harm." Yet, the U.S., which spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world and is known for its medical schools and state of the art treatment, has a higher rate of infant mortality, heart disease, cancer and depression than most other rich nations. In fact, it is often the treatment that is making patients ill. A recent report indicates that tens of thousands of people die in American hospitals every year from medical errors. Although healthcare providers, insurance and drug companies are partly to blame, the structure of the healthcare system plays a bigger role. Healthier societies recognize that the primary causes of disease are social and economic, therefore, the remedies must be social and economic as well."--Publisher
The social determinants as part of the medical school curriculum : an exploratory analysis of domestic and international medical schools by Dunia Faulx( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The social determinants of health (SDOH) are increasingly recognized as an important topic however it is only recently that the American medical focus has incorporated anything other than biological pathways to health. An ideological shift from our current practice of 'disease-care' to a framework that includes the socio-economic environment is challenging. As education is an effective way to influence change it is important to know what American medical students are learning about the SDOH and, more importantly, what are they not learning when compared to medical students outside of the US. To assess the emphasis placed on the social determinants of health in medical education, the curricula of 26 universities were analyzed for key terms to ascertain the presence of the SDOH. Results indicate that American medical students overall have less exposure to the SDOH throughout their required course work when compared to schools outside of the United States. Canadian medical schools in particular integrate these concepts into the majority of a students' coursework. By looking at a snapshot of medical curricula we can understand where medical education in the United States currently stands as well as where it has room to expand. Identifying what gaps exist in medical education will enable curriculum committees to address these gaps to ensure a more holistic medical education for future physicians
Living with breast cancer experiences and perceptions of women in Georgia by Allison Lael Ekberg Dvaladze( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Aim: The purpose of this study is to improve understanding of the knowledge, beliefs and attitudes of women in Georgia living with breast cancer so as to identify barriers and facilitators to breast health care. Background: Breast cancer is a leading cause of death among women in Georgia and the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age (Serbanescu, 2009). The 2008 age-adjusted incidence and mortality rates for breast cancer among all women are 38.5 per 100,000 women and 19.5 per 100,000 women respectively (GLOBOCAN, 2008). Despite efforts to increase awareness of breast cancer and improve access to screening, there is a lack of information, data, and understanding of the challenges women face, how women are seeking care, interacting with the public health system and making decisions about breast health care. Method: This qualitative study uses thematic analysis to examine narratives from 19 in-depth semi-structured interviews with women diagnosed with breast cancer and one focus group discussion with 12 women. All data were collected in July 2011. Findings: Analysis of the data revealed three major factors influencing women's experiences, perceptions and breast health care seeking behavior in Georgia: beliefs, awareness and resources. These factors are used as categories to illustrate both barriers to detection and treatment as well as facilitators for survival. Barriers to detection and treatment were expressed in terms of fear, denial and disbelief while facilitators for survival were expressed in terms of faith, dignity and agency. Conclusion: As Georgia expands programs providing free breast cancer screening across the country, additional efforts should be made to educate women about risk factors for breast cancer and the benefits of screening. A majority of breast cancer survivors who participated in this study show a strong interest in educating women about the illness and would benefit from advocacy training to advance survivorship awareness and address barriers to care
Wealth inequality, conflict and population health in Sudan by Amel S Omer( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Researchers have demonstrated an association between income inequality and poor health outcomes over recent decades. We sought to understand the effects on health of both inequality and political armed conflict in Sudan, a northeast African country with seven international borders. Sudan's 31 million people represent diverse cultures, both Arabic and African. Sudan is a poor country, with a Human Development index of 0.41, ranking 171st of 187 countries. The country has suffered political instability since independence from Britain in 1956, with two revolutions and a 40-year civil war. Armed conflict in western Sudan and states bordering South Sudan are ongoing. Methods: Data on 13,282 under five children were derived from the Sudan household survey round 2 (SHHS2), conducted between March and May 2010. The household assets index from that study was used as the indicator of living standards inequality. We also used data from the Sudan census conducted in 2008. We evaluated the role of both asset distribution and armed conflict in six health-related outcomes: life expectancy, infant mortality, teenage birth, height for age (stunting), vaccination coverage for children aged 12 to 23 months, and adequacy of food consumption. For four of our six measures of health in Sudan (food consumption, life expectancy, teen births and infant mortality), outcomes were significantly worse in the states with more skewness of wealth distribution, with correlation coefficients above .70 in all cases. For the two remaining health indicators, (height-for-age z scores or stunting, and vaccination coverage), we found weaker correlations with wealth skewness until we removed the conflict-affected states from the analysis. After removing those three states, the correlation coefficients on the stunting was significantly high again of .82 however there was no big difference for vaccination. Wealth inequality and armed conflict are associated with poor population health in Sudan. Policies and public health strategies are required to address the distribution of resources and associated health problems. Wealth redistribution in the more unequal states, as well as a political resolution of conflict, may improve population health
Decreased household travel time to road is associated with household use of improved sanitation systems in the Darjeeling Hills, India by Halley Elizabeth Brunsteter( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
We sought to better understand the relationship between household-to-road travel time with improved household latrines in villages in the Kalimpong Subdivision of the Darjeeling District. The absence of improved sanitation facilities is the sixth leading risk factor for death in children under the age of 5 worldwide (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation 2013). There is little published about the health-supporting infrastructure in the Darjeeling District while its mountainous, isolating terrain makes its 1.6 million people (Census of India 2011) vulnerable to health risks (Huddleston, Ataman and d'Ostiani 2003). This was a secondary data analysis of a cross-sectional household survey of Kalimpong Blocks I and II of the Darjeeling District of West Bengal, India. At both the household and the village level we measured the association of perceived travel time from households to a road with the presence of a household improved latrine. After adjusting for a socioeconomic proxy, the person/room index, we found that an increase of one hour in the travel time to road results in a 21% (95% CI: 36%, 7%) increase in the odds of a household having an unimproved sanitation system. In this study we found that the nearer a household is to the road, the more likely it is to have an improved toilet. This relationship remains significant when we account for crowding, a socio-economic proxy. DISCUSSION Although perceived nearness to road is associated with the increased presence of household sanitation systems, the development of roads as an isolated response to sanitation may be problematic. Due to the introduction of new risk exposures that are coupled with the development of roads it may be necessary to develop roads in conjunction with other infrastructures that support healthy behaviors
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