The New York Times number-one best seller. At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.
"Slice of life"
In the New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule - what scientists know for sure about how our brains work - and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives. Medina’s fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science.
Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.
On Combat looks at what happens to the human body under the stresses of deadly battle and the impact on the nervous system, heart, breathing, visual and auditory perception, memory - then discusses new research findings as to what measure warriors can take to prevent such debilitations so they can stay in the fight, survive, and win. A brief, but insightful look at history shows the evolution of combat, the development of the physical and psychological leverage that enables humans to kill other humans, followed by an objective examination of domestic violence in America.
The official lifestyle companion guide to Dr. David Perlmutter's revolutionary approach to vibrant health, as described in his international best sellers Grain Brain, The Grain Brain Cookbook, and Brain Maker. With over a million copies sold worldwide, Dr. Perlmutter's novels have changed the lives of people across the globe, revealing the devastating truth about the effects of gluten on the brain and teaching us how to reprogram our genetic destiny.
The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policy makers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Andrew Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease. He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications....
Over 90 percent of the population suffers from inflammation or an autoimmune disorder. Until now, conventional medicine has said there is no cure. Minor irritations like rashes and runny noses are ignored, while chronic and debilitating diseases like Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis are handled with a cocktail of toxic treatments that fail to address their root cause. But it doesn't have to be this way.
"Great practical guide"
For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.
"A down to earth, thought provoking discussion"
In Every Patient Tells a Story, Dr. Lisa Sanders takes us bedside to witness the process of solving diagnostic dilemmas, providing a firsthand account of the expertise and intuition that lead a doctor to make the right diagnosis.
"Interesting but average"
Our health care system is in critical condition. The Affordable Care Act has insured more Americans than ever, yet deductibles keep rising and costs continue to climb. Now more than ever, the industry needs a shot in the arm. It needs The Innovator's Prescription, the now-classic approach to efficient, affordable health care.
Did you know that San Diego’s Frozen Zoo is home to preserved DNA samples from over 8,000 endangered or threatened species, or that the tell-tale smell of freshly mowed grass is actually the plant’s version of a distress call? And what about Henrietta Lacks, the “immortal woman” whose cancer cells have been divided and multiplied for research purposes for over 60 years? Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know: Science.
In When the Body Says No, physician and writer Gabor Maté explores the mind-body link and the connection between stress and disease. Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a relationship between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer’s disease? Is there such a thing as a “cancer personality?” Drawing on scientific research and years of experience as a practicing physician, Maté provides answers to these and other important questions.
"Dr Gabor Mate - an inspiration"
In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman - chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field - gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age bodies and advancements in the modern world is occasioning this paradox: greater longevity but increased chronic disease.
This riveting audiobook takes the listener around the globe and through the centuries to discover how different cultures have sought to combat and treat physical pain. With colorful stories and sometimes frightening anecdotes, Dr. Thomas Dormandy describes a checkered progression of breakthroughs, haphazard experiments, ignorant attitudes, and surprising developments in human efforts to control pain.
We are all increasingly bewildered by the simple question of what to eat. Despite advice from experts, governments and dieticians about the dangers of too much fat, sugar, protein and lack of exercise, our nutrition - and the global obesity crisis - is getting worse. Why can one person eat a certain meal and gain weight and another eat exactly the same food and lose pounds? Genes provide part of the answer, but we have been overlooking one vital aspect of diet that lies within us.
"Knowledgeable, informative and entertaining"
Michelle Williams, an attractive young woman with close family ties and an active social life, describes her first extraordinary year in her unusual new job as a mortuary technician. It’s a year in which, with innate good humour, she encounters death at its most tragic, bizarre, and hilarious. Her tale, neither gruesome nor sad, is enlivened by a range of colourful and eccentric characters, from pathologists and coroners to hospital porters and undertakers, giving us a glimpse of life - and death - that few of us will ever experience.
Pediatrics, which focuses on the medical care of children from birth through adolescence, is one of the most fascinating areas of modern medicine. To step into the shoes of a trained pediatrician is to better understand how these medical heroes diagnose common and uncommon illnesses in their young patients, helping each child grow into his or her greatest potential. In these 24 lectures, don the doctor's white coat for an accessible journey into the world of pediatric medicine to solve medical mysteries.
"Great Courses for Great Learning."
An inside account of the fight to contain the world's deadliest diseases - and the panic and corruption that make them worse.The Next Pandemic is a firsthand account of disasters like anthrax, bird flu, and others - and how we could do more to prevent their return. It is both a gripping story of our brushes with fate and an urgent lesson on how we can keep ourselves safe from the inevitable next pandemic.
You probably know that food, water, sunlight, and oxygen are required for life, but there is a fifth element of health that is equally vital and often overlooked: The Earth's magnetic field and its corresponding PEMFs (pulsed electromagnetic fields). The two main components of Earth's PEMFs, the Schumann and Geomagnetic frequencies, are so essential that NASA and the Russian space program equip their spacecrafts with devices that replicate these frequencies.
Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? was written to address the true causes of hypothyroidism in this country and how to manage them. The vast majority of hypothyroid cases are caused by Hashimoto's disease, an autoimmune reaction, and are being treated inappropriately or misdiagnosed by the standard health care model. Through exhaustive research and clinical experience, Dr. Kharrazian has discovered the many causes of hypothyroidism, including autoimmunity, and how to manage it.
Drs. DeRose and Steinke along with Nurse Practitioner Li draw from cutting-edge medical research and their decades of clinical experience to guide you on an amazing 30-day journey. Learn simple natural strategies that have helped many people decrease or eliminate their dependence on medications.
This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to identify the cause of your hair loss. One example that is discussed is badly done perms, which can have hair lose its normal elasticity, making it brittle, fragile, and prone to breakage. Other side effects of a perm include scalp damage, which can include redness, itching, burning, and peeling. Perm can also stop hair from re-growing, which means some chemicals inhibit new hair growth.
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Life and Death in Intensive Care offers a unique portrait of the surgical intensive care unit (SICU), the place in medical centers and hospitals where patients with the gravest medical conditions - from comas to terminal illness - are treated. Author Joan Cassell employs the concept of moral economies to explain the dilemmas that patients, families, and medical staff confront in treatment.
We are on the cusp of a healthcare revolution. From wearable sensors, to improved point-of-care diagnostics to artificial intelligence and robotics, there is a growing number of breakthroughs in biomedical technology which are set to fundamentally change the way patients interact with their healthcare providers.
Get pain relief for carpal tunnel syndrome! A must-have book if you or someone else you know is suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome! Take steps now to alleviate the pain or to help prevent it from ever occurring! Proven strategies that can really make a difference! Get the relief you deserve that can dramatically improve the quality of your life!
A proven working model of health-care IT as a transformative clinical and business engine - from one of the world's leading health-care organizations. Exciting new technology is revolutionizing health care in the 21st century. This visionary guide by Cleveland Clinic's esteemed CIO shows you how to design, implement, and maximize your organization's IT systems to deliver fully integrated, coordinated, high-quality care.
Do you suffer with acne and want to have clear skin? Have you wondered how to get rid of pimples or acne scars? What are some current practices in dermatology for acne scar treatment? In this book, we will take a look at what acne is, and explore natural remedies to address it, in addition to discussing some of the current acne treatments on the market today.
Graves' disease is one of several causes of hyperthyroidism. In this book Dr. Zaidi, a leading endocrinologist, describes how to accurately diagnose and treat Graves' disease as well as other causes of hyperthyroidism. The medical treatment of Graves' disease has not changed in over 50 years. Sad, but true! The standard, usual treatment with radioactive iodine is a superficial, myopic approach. It almost always makes you hypothyroid (underactive thyroid state).
At the start of his second year at Harvard, Martin was hit by a car and thrown 150 feet. He landed on his head, suffering severe traumatic brain injury. He resolved to get back. Climbing Back: A Family's Journey Through Brain Injury follows Martin's sister, father, and mother (the author) as they accompany Martin through rehabilitation and recovery. They find that they too must work to get back, to heal their own minds and souls.
The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race. Through serendipity - by chewing, brewing, and snorting - some Neolithic souls discovered opium, alcohol, snakeroot, juniper, frankincense, and other helpful substances. Ötzi the Iceman, the 5,000-year-old hunter frozen in the Italian Alps, was found to have whipworms in his intestines and Bronze Age medicine, a worm-killing birch fungus, knotted to his leggings.
We give you what the other's don't: a game plan. As well as a step-by-step guide, we offer you many tips and options to customize your life to suit your needs while still getting rid of chronic pain. Get your life back from chronic pain. Don't let the burden on your small issue affect a much bigger part of your life. In this book you will find a step-by-step guide to getting your life back. Don't let the issue control you! Educate yourself and create a step-by-step plan to getting better.
Who else wants to stay healthy, and fit while working in front of a computer day in and day out? No eyestrains, back pains, or other discomforts. This book has taken contribution from my personal experience as well as the experience of people from different professions who suffer from related disorders, in-depth research on eyes and related disorders, optometric topics, and many more.
Plastic surgery, that is the surgery or the treatment that helps people to get their beauty and self-confidence enhanced by getting their body or face reconstructed or restored. There can be many of such situations when one needs to get this thing of plastic surgery done, such as damage of skin or tissue caused by any kind of disease that is there from birth or any kind of injury or any illness that produced later on in the body and thus get their skin normalized.
Utah is said to have one million residents who have a diagnosed mental illness. Are those numbers accurate, or is mental health trying to make a profit at the expense of the people? This book goes over my situation and what I've learned about Utah's "behavioral" health system. After discussing my case, I go over what they consider a mental illness, and then I discuss the treatment of those who get the diagnosis. It is a dark and scary infiltration in our society that controls even our own government.
You don't have to live with the embarrassing condition of nail fungus for life, and you don't have to pay for months of expensive medical bills....
Get rid of troublesome acne now! This book is can help you get rid of even the most severe cases of acne so that you can have nice, smooth, and healthy skin! Take the mystery and pain out of acne and start fighting it like a pro. From all natural methods to the best solutions of modern medicine, this book tells you exactly what to do in order to take care of your acne problems for good!
This book contains several ways you can comfort and care for a dying loved one. At the end of life an essential part of the medical care is comfort care. Comfort care helps or mollifies a person who is dying. Comfort care aims at preventing or relieving suffering as much as possible and it helps in improving the quality of life while respecting the dying person's wishes. Many people have no knowledge about comfort care when someone close to them is dying.
Whether you have just been diagnosed with heart disease, have been struggling with it for some time and are looking for new ideas to manage the condition, or have a family history of heart disease and want to reduce the risk, this book is the perfect solution for you. This easy to understand guide will walk you through in-depth research and the most current information about how to prevent heart disease, and/or reverse the damage that has already been done.