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

Language

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 Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of...
by Bessel van der Kolk MD

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

September 25, 2014

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller<br /><br />鈥淓ssential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.鈥?鈥擜lexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies<br /><br />A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this聽<b><b><b><i>New York Times</i>聽bestseller</b></b></b></b><br />聽<br />Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world鈥檚 foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In聽<i>The Body Keeps the Score</i>, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers鈥?capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments鈥攆rom neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga鈥攖hat offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain鈥檚 natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk鈥檚 own research and that of other leading specialists,聽<i>The Body Keeps the Score聽</i>exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal鈥攁nd offers new hope for reclaiming lives.
When Breath Becomes Air
by Paul Kalanithi

Language

English

Pages

231

Publication Date

January 12, 2016

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<b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES</i>聽BESTSELLER 鈥?PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST 鈥?T<b><b><b>his inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question聽<i>What makes a life worth living?</i></b></b></b></b><br /><br /> <b>NAMED ONE OF <i>PASTE</i>鈥橲 BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE 鈥?NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY</b>聽<b><i>The New York Times Book Review 鈥⒙燩eople 鈥?</i>NPR<i> 鈥⒙燭he Washington Post 鈥⒙燬late 鈥⒙燞arper鈥檚 Bazaar 鈥?Time Out New York 鈥⒙燩ublishers Weekly 鈥⒙燘ookPage</i></b><br /><br /> <b>Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational Memoir</b><br /><br />At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade鈥檚 worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. <i>When Breath Becomes Air</i> chronicles Kalanithi鈥檚 transformation from a na茂ve medical student 鈥減ossessed,鈥?as he wrote, 鈥渂y the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life鈥?into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.<br /><br /> What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.<br /><br /> Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. 鈥淚 began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,鈥?he wrote. 鈥淪even words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: 鈥業 can鈥檛 go on. I鈥檒l go on.鈥欌€?<i>When Breath Becomes Air</i> is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.
Counting Backwards: A Doctor's Notes on Anesthesia
by Henry Jay Przybylo

Language

English

Pages

253

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<p><strong>A moving exploration of the most common but most mysterious procedure in medicine.</strong></p><br /><p>For many of the 40 million Americans who undergo anesthesia each year, it is the source of great fear and fascination. From the famous first demonstration of anesthesia in the Ether Dome at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1846 to today鈥檚 routine procedure that controls anxiety, memory formation, pain relief, and more, anesthesia has come a long way. But it remains one of the most extraordinary, unexplored corners of the medical world.</p><br /><p>In <em>Counting Backwards</em>, Dr. Henry Jay Przybylo鈥攁 pediatric anesthesiologist with more than thirty years of experience鈥攄elivers an unforgettable account of the procedure鈥檚 daily dramas and fundamental mysteries. Przybylo has administered anesthesia more than 30,000 times in his career鈥攅rasing consciousness, denying memory, and immobilizing the body, and then reversing all of these effects鈥攐n newborn babies, screaming toddlers, sullen teenagers, even a gorilla. With compassion and candor, he weaves his experiences into an intimate exploration of the nature of consciousness, the politics of pain relief, and the wonder of modern medicine.</p><br /><p>Filled with intensity and humanity, with moments of near-disaster, life-saving success, and simple grace, <em>Counting Backwards</em> is for anyone curious about what happens after we lose consciousness.</p>
All that Remains: A Renowned Forensic Scientist on Death, Mortali...
by Sue Black

Language

English

Pages

360

Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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<b>Book of the Year, 2018 Saltire Literary Awards<br /> A CrimeReads Best True Crime Book of the Month<br /><br /> For fans of Caitlin Doughty, Mary Roach, and CSI shows, a renowned forensic scientist on death and mortality.</b><br /><br /> Dame Sue Black is an internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist. She has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly about it in this book, which is part primer on the basics of identifying human remains, part frank memoir of a woman whose first paying job as a schoolgirl was to apprentice in a butcher shop, and part no-nonsense but deeply humane introduction to the reality of death in our lives. It is a treat for CSI junkies, murder mystery and thriller readers, and anyone seeking a clear-eyed guide to a subject that touches us all.<br /><br /> Cutting through hype, romanticism, and clich茅, she recounts her first dissection; her own first acquaintance with a loved one鈥檚 death; the mortal remains in her lab and at burial sites as well as scenes of violence, murder, and criminal dismemberment; and about investigating mass fatalities due to war, accident, or natural disaster, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. She uses key cases to reveal how forensic science has developed and what her work has taught her about human nature.<br /><br /> Acclaimed by bestselling crime writers and fellow scientists alike, <i>All That Remains</i> is neither sad nor macabre. While Professor Black tells of tragedy, she also infuses her stories with a wicked sense of humor and much common sense.
The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix...
by Marty Makary MD

Language

English

Pages

269

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>"A must-read for every American and business leader." --Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief,<i> FORBES</i></b><br /><b><b><br /></b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Unaccountable</i> comes an eye-opening, urgent look at America's broken health care system--and the people who are saving it.</b><br /> <br /> One in five Americans now has medical debt in collections and rising health care costs today threaten every small business in America. Dr. Makary, one of the nation's leading health care experts, travels across America and details why health care has become a bubble. Drawing from on-the-ground stories, his research, and his own experience, <i>The Price We Pay</i> paints a vivid picture of price-gouging, middlemen, and a series of elusive money games in need of a serious shake-up. Dr. Makary shows how so much of health care spending goes to things that have nothing to do with health and what you can do about it. Dr. Makary challenges the medical establishment to remember medicine's noble heritage of caring for people when they are vulnerable.<br /> <br /> <i>The Price We Pay</i> offers a roadmap for everyday Americans and business leaders to get a better deal on their health care, and profiles the disruptors who are innovating medical care. The movement to restore medicine to its mission, Makary argues, is alive and well--a mission that can rebuild the public trust and save our country from the crushing cost of health care.<i></i>
The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina: Separating the Myth f...
by Jennifer Gunter

Language

English

Pages

434

Publication Date

August 27, 2019

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<strong>Instant <em>New York Times</em>, <em>USA Today</em>, and <em>Publishers Weekly </em>bestseller!<br /><strong><em>Boston Globe</em></strong><strong> bestseller</strong><br /> <strong>#1 Canadian Bestseller</strong><br /><br /><strong>OB/GYN, writer for聽<em>The</em>聽<em>New York Times</em>,聽<em>USA Today</em>, and聽<em>Self</em>, and host of the show聽<em>Jensplaining,聽</em>Dr. Jen Gunter now delivers the definitive book on vaginal health, answering the questions you鈥檝e always had but were afraid to ask鈥攐r couldn鈥檛 find the right answers to. She has been called Twitter鈥檚 resident gynecologist, the Internet鈥檚 OB/GYN, and one of the fiercest advocates for women鈥檚 health鈥nd she鈥檚 here to give you the straight talk on the topics she knows best.</strong></strong><br /> <strong>聽</strong><br /> <strong>Does eating sugar cause yeast infections? </strong><br /> <strong>聽</strong><br /> <strong>Does pubic hair have a function? </strong><br /> 聽<br /> <strong>Should you have a vulvovaginal care regimen?</strong><br /> <strong>聽</strong><br /> <strong>Will your vagina shrivel up if you go without sex?</strong><br /> <strong>聽</strong><br /> <strong>What鈥檚 the truth about the HPV vaccine?</strong><br /> 聽<br /> So many important questions, so much convincing, confusing, contradictory <em>mis</em>information! In this age of click bait, pseudoscience, and celebrity-endorsed products, it鈥檚 easy to be overwhelmed鈥攚hether it鈥檚 websites, advice from well-meaning friends, uneducated partners, and even healthcare providers. So how do you separate facts from fiction? OB-GYN Jen Gunter, an expert on women鈥檚 health鈥攁nd the internet鈥檚 most popular go-to doc<strong>鈥?lt;/strong>comes to the rescue with a book that debunks the myths and educates and empowers women. From reproductive health to the impact of antibiotics and probiotics, and the latest trends, including vaginal steaming, vaginal marijuana products, and jade eggs, Gunter takes us on a factual, fun-filled journey. Discover the truth about:<br /><br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燭he vaginal microbiome <br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燝enital hygiene, lubricants, and hormone myths and fallacies聽 <br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燞ow diet impacts vaginal health <br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燬tem cells and the vagina <br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燙osmetic vaginal surgery <br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燱hat changes to expect during pregnancy and after childbirth <br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燱hat changes to expect through menopause <br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燞ow medicine fails women by dismissing symptoms <br /><br /> <strong>Plus:</strong><br /><br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燭hongs vs. lace: the best underwear for vaginal health <br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燞ow to select a tampon <br />聽聽聽鈥⒙燭he full glory of the clitoris and the myth of the G Spot <br /> 聽<br /> . . . And so much more. Whether you鈥檙e a twenty-six-year-old worried that her labia are 鈥渦ncool鈥?or a sixty-six-year-old dealing with painful sex, this comprehensive guide is sure to become a lifelong trusted resource.<br /><br />
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alz...
by , Peter V. Rabins

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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<P>Through five editions, <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. <I>The 36-Hour Day</I> will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.</P><P>Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on</P><P>鈥?devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia鈥?strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms鈥?changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws鈥?palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship鈥?dementia due to traumatic brain injury鈥?choosing a residential care facility鈥?support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members</P><P>The central idea underlying the book鈥攖hat much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them鈥攔emains the same. <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>is the definitive dementia care guide.</P>
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
by Atul Gawande

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English

Pages

225

Publication Date

December 15, 2009

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<p><b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Better</i> and <i>Complications</i> reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist</b></p><p>We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies鈥攏either seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. </p><p>In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. </p><p>An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.</p>
In Pillness and in Health: A memoir
by Henriette Ivanans

Language

English

Pages

312

Publication Date

July 08, 2019

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What if your husband gave you a kidney and you chugged a beer with your painkillers the next day?<br /><br />What if your loving marriage became a tortured threesome? Husband, Wife and Pills?<br /><br />Meet Henriette and Kevin. As newlyweds, they move to LA to conquer Hollywood. When the dream begins to fade, Henriette delves into a secret life of Pills. Diagnosed with a rejecting kidney transplant, she becomes crippled by fear. Convinced Kevin can never understand, her part-time narcotic trysts explode into a full-blown pharmaceutical affair.<br /><br />She is in love. Fiorinal, Vicodin, Morphine鈥ll of them. Until one backstabbing day, Pills lead her to her first overdose. Shattered, Kevin sacrifices his soul for his wife. He talks the ER out of a psychiatric hold. Later, he looks away when she pops Xanax on dialysis. Alone and barely holding on, Kevin believes the unconditional act of donating his kidney will save his wife鈥檚 life and heal their marriage. <br /><br />It doesn鈥檛. The kidney rejects. There is a second overdose. Nothing seems to break the Pills鈥?obsessive hold over Henriette.<br /><br />But will it break Kevin? Will it break them? And after a lifetime of cheating can Henriette imagine a sober marriage of two?<br /><br />In Pillness and in Health sweeps its reader into the maelstrom of true love held hostage by disease. Dare to be devastated, over and over, by the relentless tornado of their story. Written with radical honesty, and startling wit, In Pillness and in Health shines new light in the dark corners of addiction and codependency, as we wonder how many devastating diseases can one marriage survive? <br /><br />

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