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The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Unde...
by Susannah Cahalan

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<b>"One of America's most courageous young journalists" and the author of the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling memoir <i>Brain on Fire</i> investigates the shocking mystery behind the dramatic experiment that revolutionized modern medicine (NPR<i>).</i></b><br /><br />Doctors have struggled for centuries to define insanity--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what <i>it </i>is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, healthy, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. <br /><br /> But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows in this real-life detective story, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors?
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

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English

Pages

405

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p><strong>A<em> New York Times</em>, <em>USA Today, </em>and<em> Wall Street Journal</em> Bestseller!</strong><br /><strong>Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf Bookclub Selection - May/June 2018 </strong></p><p>"<strong>the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still</strong>."鈥擭PR Books </p><p><em>The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger</em></p><p>The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.</p><p>Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive 鈥?until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.</p><p>But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. </p><p>Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, <em>The Radium Girls</em> fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...</p>
Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Mos...
by David M. Oshinsky

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English

Pages

372

Publication Date

November 15, 2016

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<b>From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. </b><br /><br />Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime victims, vicious psychopaths, assorted derelicts, lunatics, and exotic-disease sufferers. In its two and a half centuries of service, there was hardly an epidemic or social catastrophe鈥攐r groundbreaking scientific advance鈥攖hat did not touch Bellevue.<br />聽聽聽聽 David Oshinsky, whose last book, <i>Polio: An American Story</i>, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, chronicles the history of America's oldest hospital and in so doing also charts the rise of New York to the nation's preeminent city, the path of American medicine from butchery and quackery to a professional and scientific endeavor, and the growth of a civic institution. From its origins in 1738 as an almshouse and pesthouse, Bellevue today is a revered public hospital bringing first-class care to anyone in need. With its diverse, ailing, and unprotesting patient population, the hospital was a natural laboratory for the nation's first clinical research. It treated tens of thousands of Civil War soldiers, launched the first civilian ambulance corps and the first nursing school for women, pioneered medical photography and psychiatric treatment, and spurred New York City to establish the country's first official Board of Health. <br />聽聽聽聽 As medical technology advanced, "voluntary" hospitals began to seek out patients willing to pay for their care. For charity cases, it was left to Bellevue to fill the void. The latter decades of the twentieth century brought rampant crime, drug addiction, and homelessness to the nation's struggling cities鈥攑roblems that called a public hospital's very survival into question. It took the AIDS crisis to cement Bellevue's enduring place as New York's ultimate safety net, the iconic hospital of last resort. Lively, page-turning, fascinating, <i>Bellevue</i> is essential American history.
Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal It...
by William W Li

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English

Pages

414

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b>Discover the new science of how eating can enable your body to heal itself from cancer, dementia, and dozens of avoidable diseases. Eat your way to better health with this <i>New York Times</i> bestseller.</b><br /> <br /> We have long radically underestimated our body's power to transform and restore our health. Pioneering physician scientist, Dr. William Li, empowers readers by showing them the evidence behind over 200 health-boosting foods that can starve cancer, reduce your risk of dementia, and beat dozens of avoidable diseases. This book isn't about what foods to avoid, but rather is a life-changing guide detailing the hundreds of healing foods you can add to your meals that support the body's defense systems, including:<br /><ul><li> Plums</li><li>Cinnamon</li><li>Sourdough breadRed wine and beer</li><li>Black Beans</li><li>San Marzano tomatoes</li><li>Olive oil</li><li>Cheeses like Jarlsberg, Camembert and cheddar</li></ul><br /> With Dr. Li's plan, the foods you already love can be optimized to activate your body's five natural health defense systems--Angiogenesis, Regeneration, Microbiome, DNA Protection, and Immunity--to fight cancer; diabetes; cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and autoimmune diseases; and other debilitating conditions.<br /> <br /> Both informative and practical, <i>Eat to Beat Disease </i>explains the science of healing and prevention, strategies for using food to actively boost health, and points the study of well-being and disease recovery in an exhilarating new direction.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

January 28, 2010

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<b><b>Now an HBO廬 Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne</b><br /><br />#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<br /></b><br />Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor聽black tobacco farmer whose cells鈥攖aken without her knowledge in 1951鈥攂ecame one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more.聽Henrietta's cells聽have been bought and sold by the billions, yet聽she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.
Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works
by , Elyse Resch

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

August 07, 2012

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<p>First published in 1995, <i>Intuitive Eating </i>has become the go-to book on rebuilding a healthy body image and making peace with food. We've all been there鈥攁ngry with ourselves for overeating, for our lack of willpower, for failing at yet another diet. But the problem is not us; it's that dieting, with its emphasis on rules and regulations, has stopped us from listening to our bodies. Written by two prominent nutritionists, <i>Intuitive Eating </i>will teach you: </p><p>鈥?How to reject diet mentality forever </p><p>鈥?How our three Eating Personalities define our eating difficulties </p><p>鈥?How to find satisfaction in your eating </p><p>鈥?How to feel your feelings without using food </p><p>鈥?How to honor hunger and feel fullness </p><p>鈥?How to follow the ten principles of "Intuitive Eating", </p><p>鈥?How to achieve a new and safe relationship with food and, ultimately, your body </p><p>鈥?How to raise an "intuitive eater"鈥揘EW! </p><p>鈥?The incredible science behind intuitive eating鈥揘EW! </p><p>This revised edition includes updates and expansions throughout, as well as two brand new chapters that will help readers integrate intuitive eating even more fully into their daily lives.</p>
The China Study: Revised and Expanded Edition: The Most Comprehen...
by , Thomas M. Campbell II

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English

Pages

493

Publication Date

December 27, 2016

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<b>The revised and expanded edition of the bestseller that changed millions of lives</b><br /><br />The science is clear. The results are unmistakable.<br /><br />You can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes <i>just by changing your diet</i>.<br /><br />More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the China Study, the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found when combined with findings in Colin鈥檚 laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.<br /><br />In 2005, Colin and his son Tom, now a physician, shared those findings with the world in <i>The China Study</i>, hailed as one of the most important books about diet and health ever written.<br /><br />Featuring brand new content, this heavily expanded edition of Colin and Tom鈥檚 groundbreaking book includes the latest undeniable evidence of the power of a plant-based diet, plus updated information about the changing medical system and how patients stand to benefit from a surging interest in plant-based nutrition.<br /><br /><i>The China Study聴Revised and Expanded Edition</i> presents a clear and concise message of hope as it dispels a multitude of health myths and misinformation. The basic message is clear. The key to a long, healthy life lies in three things: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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English

Pages

597

Publication Date

November 16, 2010

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, <i>The Emperor of All Maladies</i> is a magnificent, profoundly humane 鈥渂iography鈥?of cancer鈥攆rom its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.<br /><br />Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist鈥檚 precision, a historian鈥檚 perspective, and a biographer鈥檚 passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with鈥攁nd perished from鈥攆or more than five thousand years.<br /><br />The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out 鈥渨ar against cancer.鈥?The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist. <br /><br />From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee鈥檚 own leukemia patient, Carla, <i>The Emperor of All Maladies </i>is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive鈥攁nd to increase our understanding of this iconic disease. <br /><br />Riveting, urgent, and surprising, <i>The Emperor of All Maladies </i>provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Act...
by Valter Longo

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English

Pages

317

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<b>The internationally renowned, clinically tested, revolutionary diet program to lose weight, fight disease, and live a longer, healthier life.</b><br /> 聽<br /> Can what you eat determine how long, and how well, you live? The clinically proven answer is yes, and聽<i>The Longevity Diet</i>聽is easier to follow than you'd think. The culmination of 25 years of research on aging, nutrition, and disease across the globe, this unique program lays out a simple solution to living聽to a healthy old age through nutrition. The key is combining the healthy everyday eating plan the book outlines, with the scientifically engineered fasting-mimicking diet, or FMD; the FMD, done just 3-4 times a year, does away with the misery and starvation most of us experience while fasting, allowing you to reap all the beneficial health effects of a restrictive diet, while avoiding negative stressors, like low energy and sleeplessness. Valter Longo, director of the Longevity Institute at USC and the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM in Milan, designed the FMD after making a series of remarkable discoveries in mice, then in humans, indicating that specific diets can activate stem cells and promote regeneration and rejuvenation in multiple organs to significantly reduce risk for diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer鈥檚, and heart disease. Longo鈥檚 simple pescatarian daily eating plan and the periodic fasting-mimicking techniques can both yield impressive results. Low in proteins and sugars and rich in healthy fats and plant-based foods, The Longevity Diet is proven to help you:聽<br /> 聽<br /> 聽聽聽鈥⒙燣ose weight and reduce abdominal fat<br /> 聽聽聽鈥⒙燛xtend your聽healthy聽lifespan with simple everyday changes<br /> 聽聽聽鈥⒙燩revent age-related muscle and bone loss<br /> 聽聽聽鈥⒙燘uild your resistance to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's and cancer<br /> 聽<br /> Longo鈥檚 healthy, life span-extending program is based on an easy-to-adopt pescatarian plan along with the fasting-mimicking diet no more than 4 times a year, just 5 days at a time. Including 30 easy recipes for an everyday diet based on Longo's five pillars of longevity,聽<i>The Longevity Diet</i>聽is the key to living a longer, healthier, more fulfilled life.
Keto Answers: Simplifying Everything You Need to Know about the W...
by , Chris Irvin

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English

Pages

506

Publication Date

September 14, 2019

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Do you want to lose fat and improve your health?<BR><BR>You鈥檝e probably seen all of the success stories about the ketogenic diet. You鈥檝e done your research, but nothing makes sense. There鈥檚 so much confusion! Do you count total or net carbs? Should you eat a lot of protein or not? Is keto safe long term? What happens when you fall off the wagon?<BR><BR>Combined, we've spent well over a decade using keto to battle our own health issues and to help thousands of patients and clients lose fat and regain their health. We鈥檝e done the work so you don鈥檛 have to. We have the answers to what works and what doesn鈥檛.<BR><BR>Don鈥檛 worry, you can be successful with the ketogenic diet. You can finally lose that fat. You can take control of your brain. You can reclaim your life and restore your health. And it鈥檚 simpler than you think鈥?lt;br />

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