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La nueva revolución del nacimiento: El camino hacia un nuevo par...
by Isabel Fernández del Cas...

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Spanish

Pages

385

Publication Date

October 09, 2017

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"El hábitat natural del recién nacido es el regazo de su madre". Nils Bergman, neonatólogo.<br />· El vínculo con la madre, el vínculo con la vida ·<br />Ya no hay excusas. La ciencia está demostrando con una evidencia abrumadora que favorecer el proceso espontáneo del parto y el posparto supone una inversión a largo plazo en salud física, emocional, mental y social de las madres y sus criaturas. Los estudios demuestran que cada intervención no necesaria conduce a nuevas intervenciones, que estas incrementan el riesgo para la salud de madre y bebé y que pueden generar secuelas físicas y emocionales a largo plazo, condicionar el éxito de la lactancia materna y debilitar el vínculo afectivo entre ellos.<br />La crudeza de las rutinas hospitalarias, su innecesariedad en la mayoría de los casos, la arbitrariedad con la que se decide aplicarlas y el hecho de que a menudo se imponen de forma expeditiva hacen de la atención medicalizada al parto un ámbito de represión y violencia contra la mujer y el bebé normalizada y asumida.<br />El pretexto, siempre, ha sido la seguridad. Sin embargo, la ciencia ha demostrado que la seguridad del parto normal no depende del uso de tecnologías sofisticadas que someten a la mujer, inhiben el parto y sustituyen su fisiología, sino del respeto a las condiciones que favorecen su progreso espontáneo: intimidad, entorno adecuado, libertad de movimientos y de expresión, sentirse segura y, sobre todo, una tecnología punta llamada respeto.<br />No en todos los países se medicaliza la asistencia: no por casualidad los sistemas de atención al parto más modernos y respetuosos corresponden a los países más avanzados en materia de derechos de la mujer y de los ciudadanos. Y los países con tasas más bajas de intervenciones son también aquellos que presentan los mejores resultados perinatales del mundo, en todos los aspectos.<br />Pero no nos engañemos: la evidencia científica produce pocos cambios allí donde la mentalidad no cambia. Por ello, el primer paso es la toma de conciencia de todas las partes implicadas sobre la importancia y la trascendencia de lo que sucede en esa etapa crucial de la vida.
I Fought the Law (and the Law Won) (A Collection of Reader-Submit...
by Kerry Hamm

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English

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Publication Date

October 15, 2017

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In this special edition, law enforcement officers share their stories. LEOs from all over the U.S. have sent in submissions that recall the good, the bad, and the utterly hilarious events they've encountered while in uniform. <br /><br />Stories inside include officers responding to misunderstandings, first-hand accounts of drunk and high subjects, events officers still can't explain today, and devastating recollections of their darkest calls.
Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions
by Russell Brand

Language

English

Pages

260

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<p><b>A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery</b></p><p><i>“This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud...My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.” </i>—<i>Russell Brand</i></p><p>With a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his fourteen years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction—from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity. He believes that the question is not “Why are you addicted?” but "What pain is your addiction masking? Why are you running—into the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong person’s arms?"</p><p>Russell has been in all the twelve-step fellowships going, he’s started his own men’s group, he’s a therapy regular and a practiced yogi—and while he’s worked on this material as part of his comedy and previous bestsellers, he’s never before shared the tools that <i>really </i>took him out of it, that keep him clean and clear. Here he provides not only a recovery plan, but an attempt to make sense of the ailing world.</p>
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly...
by Lindsey Fitzharris

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p><b>"Warning: She spares no detail!" —Erik Larson, bestselling author of <i>Dead Wake</i> </b><br /><b>A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, <i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><b>"Fascinating and shocking." —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i> (starred review)</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>The gripping story of how Joseph Lister’s antiseptic method changed medicine forever</b></p><p>In <i>The Butchering Art</i>, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery on the eve of profound transformation. She conjures up early operating theaters—no place for the squeamish—and surgeons, working before anesthesia, who were lauded for their speed and brute strength. These medical pioneers knew that the aftermath of surgery was often more dangerous than their patients’ afflictions, and they were baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high. At a time when surgery couldn’t have been more hazardous, an unlikely figure stepped forward: a young, melancholy Quaker surgeon named Joseph Lister, who would solve the deadly riddle and change the course of history. </p><p>Fitzharris dramatically recounts Lister’s discoveries in gripping detail, culminating in his audacious claim that germs were the source of all infection—and could be countered by antiseptics. Focusing on the tumultuous period from 1850 to 1875, she introduces us to Lister and his contemporaries—some of them brilliant, some outright criminal—and takes us through the grimy medical schools and dreary hospitals where they learned their art, the deadhouses where they studied anatomy, and the graveyards they occasionally ransacked for cadavers. </p><p>Eerie and illuminating, <i>The Butchering Art</i> celebrates the triumph of a visionary surgeon whose quest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world.</p>
Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
by , Nate Pedersen

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<DIV>What <I>won’t </I>we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth?<BR /><BR /> Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison—was dosed like Viagra.<BR /><BR /> Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, <I>Quackery</I> recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious “treatments”—conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)—that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout,<I> Quackery </I>seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.<BR /><BR /><BR />  </DIV>
The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse ...
by Dale Bredesen

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English

Pages

317

Publication Date

August 22, 2017

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<b>The instant <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Wall Street Journal</i> bestseller<br /><br />A groundbreaking plan to prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s Disease that fundamentally changes how we understand cognitive decline.</b><br />  <br /> Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but until now no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer's Disease.  <br />  <br /> In this paradigm shifting book, Dale Bredesen, MD, offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's Disease and cognitive decline.  Revealing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, <i>The End of Alzheimer’s</i> outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger "downsizing" in the brain. The protocol shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene. <br />  <br /> The results are impressive. Of the first ten patients on the protocol, nine displayed significant improvement with 3-6 months; since then the protocol has yielded similar results with hundreds more. Now, <i>The End of Alzheimer’s</i> brings new hope to a broad audience of patients, caregivers, physicians, and treatment centers with a fascinating look inside the science and a complete step-by-step plan that fundamentally changes how we treat and even think about AD.
The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering fro...
by Dr. Dan Engle

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English

Pages

388

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<b><i>Concussion</i> -- the biggest name in today's high-impact sports.</b><br /> <br />As more and more high-profile athletes come forward to share their stories of invisible suffering after head injuries, we as a culture are finally acknowledging this silent epidemic.<br /> <br /><b>The Concussion Repair Manual</b> is written as a user’s guide for those suffering after head traumas and those that support them. It is one-part “textbook,” packed with the leading research on medical technologies for healing the injured brain, and one-part “workbook,” offering a step-by-step method for making and tracking a personalized recovery regimen.<br /> <br /><b>Dr. Dan Engle's background and passion for concussion repair</b> stem from a three-decade investigation into the many modalities for healing his own traumas. When the usual medical treatments didn’t help, he explored what was possible, found what worked and put them into this manual - "<i>the best of the best</i>" in the medical arena for recovering from sports-related head injury.<br />
Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon
by Henry Marsh

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<p><b><i>The International Bestseller</i></b></p><p><b>"Consistently entertaining...Honesty is abundantly apparent here--a quality as rare and commendable in elite surgeons as one suspects it is in memoirists." —<i>The Guardian</i></b></p><p><b>"Disarmingly frank storytelling...his reflections on death and dying equal those in Atul Gawande's excellent <i>Being Mortal</i>." </b>—<b><i>The Economist</i></b></p><p>Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. </p><p>Following the publication of his celebrated <i>New York Times </i>bestseller <i>Do No Harm</i>, Marsh retired from his full-time job in England to work pro bono in Ukraine and Nepal. In <i>Admissions</i> he describes the difficulties of working in these troubled, impoverished countries and the further insights it has given him into the practice of medicine. </p><p>Marsh also faces up to the burden of responsibility that can come with trying to reduce human suffering. Unearthing memories of his early days as a medical student, and the experiences that shaped him as a young surgeon, he explores the difficulties of a profession that deals in probabilities rather than certainties, and where the overwhelming urge to prolong life can come at a tragic cost for patients and those who love them.</p><p>Reflecting on what forty years of handling the human brain has taught him, Marsh finds a different purpose in life as he approaches the end of his professional career and a fresh understanding of what matters to us all in the end.</p>
The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporat...
by Robert H. Lustig

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<b>"Explores how industry has manipulated our most deep-seated survival instincts."<b>—David Perlmutter, MD, Author, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, <i>Grain Brain</i> and<i> Brain Maker</i></b><br /><br />The <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>Fat Chance </i>reveals the corporate scheme to sell pleasure, driving the international epidemic of addiction, depression, and chronic disease.</b><br />  <br /> While researching the toxic and addictive properties of sugar for his <i>New York Times </i>bestseller <i>Fat Chance</i>, Robert Lustig made an alarming discovery—our pursuit of happiness is being subverted by a culture of addiction and depression from which we may never recover.<br />             <br />Dopamine is the “reward” neurotransmitter that tells our brains we want more; yet every substance or behavior that releases dopamine in the extreme leads to addiction. Serotonin is the “contentment” neurotransmitter that tells our brains we don’t need any more; yet its deficiency leads to depression. Ideally, both are in optimal supply. Yet dopamine evolved to overwhelm serotonin—because our ancestors were more likely to survive if they were constantly motivated—with the result that constant desire can chemically destroy our ability to feel happiness, while sending us down the slippery slope to addiction. In the last forty years, government legislation and subsidies have promoted ever-available temptation (sugar, drugs, social media, porn) combined with constant stress (work, home, money, Internet), with the end result of an unprecedented epidemic of addiction, anxiety, depression, and chronic disease. And with the advent of neuromarketing, corporate America has successfully imprisoned us in an endless loop of desire and consumption from which there is no obvious escape.<br />             <br />With his customary wit and incisiveness, Lustig not only reveals the science that drives these states of mind, he points his finger directly at the corporations that helped create this mess, and the government actors who facilitated it, and he offers solutions we can all use in the pursuit of happiness, even in the face of overwhelming opposition. Always fearless and provocative, Lustig marshals a call to action, with seminal implications for our health, our well-being, and our culture.
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande

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English

Pages

297

Publication Date

October 07, 2014

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<p><b></b><br /><b>In <i>Being Mortal</i>, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending</b><br /><b></b><br />Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.</p><p>Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.<br />Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, <i>Being Mortal</i> asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.</p>

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