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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

Language

English

Pages

399

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></p><p>"<strong>the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still</strong>."—NPR 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 — 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>
Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick S...
by , Jamie Wheal

Language

English

Pages

309

Publication Date

February 21, 2017

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<p><strong>NATIONAL BESTSELLER </strong></p><p><strong>CNBC and Strategy + Business Best Business Book of 2017</strong></p><p><strong>“A mind-blowing tour along the path from sex and drugs to R&D.”</strong> - <strong><em>Financial Times </em></strong></p><p><p>It’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down. Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours, these trailblazers have found a surprising short cut. They're harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition. </p><p><em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Steven Kotler and high performance expert Jamie Wheal spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution—from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex, the Burning Man festival, Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Red Bull’s training center, Nike’s innovation team, and the United Nations’ Headquarters. And what they learned was stunning: In their own ways, with differing languages, techniques, and applications, every one of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing: the boost in information and inspiration that altered states provide. </p><p>Today, this revolution is spreading to the mainstream, fueling a <em>trillion</em> dollar underground economy and forcing us to rethink how we can all lead richer, more productive, more satisfying lives. Driven by four accelerating forces—psychology, neurobiology, technology and pharmacology—we are gaining access to and insights about some of the most contested and misunderstood terrain in history. Stealing Fire is a provocative examination of what’s actually possible; a guidebook for anyone who wants to radically upgrade their life.</p><p></p>
The Coconut Oil Miracle, 5th Edition
by Bruce Fife

Language

English

Pages

303

Publication Date

December 03, 2013

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<b>A completely revised and updated guide for maximizing the health and beauty benefits of coconut oil</b><br />  <br /> For years, <i>The Coconut Oil Miracle</i> has been a reliable guide for men and women alike. Now in its fifth edition, this revised and updated version has even more information on the benefits of coconut oil and shows readers how to use it for maximum effect, including a nutrition plan with 50 delicious recipes. Coconut oil is much more than just a fad. It is a uniquely curative elixir that has been shown to have countless health benefits.<br /><br /> When taken as a dietary supplement, used in cooking, or applied directly to the skin, coconut oil has been found to:<br />  <p> </p><br /><br />   •  Promote weight loss<br />   •  Help prevent heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer's, and many other degenerative diseases<br />   •  Strengthen the immune system<br />   •  Improve digestion<br />   •  Prevent premature aging of the skin<br />   •  Beautify skin and hair<br /><p><br /> Dr. Bruce Fife is widely recognized as one of the leading authorities on the health benefits of coconut oil. This newest edition of <i>The Coconut Oil Miracle</i> is updated with crucial information, including the latest studies on links between coconut oil and benefits relating to heart function, Alzheimer’s prevention, bodily detoxification, weight loss, and many other hot topics.</p><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
by Paul Stamets

Language

English

Pages

356

Publication Date

March 09, 2011

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<i>Mycelium Running</i> is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more <i>mushrooms</i> may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how.<br /> <br />The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called “mycelium”--the fruit of which are mushrooms--recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium’s digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening). <br /> <br />In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Medical Cannabis: A Guide for Patients, Practitioners, and Caregi...
by Michael H. Moskowitz MD

Language

English

Pages

246

Publication Date

November 30, 2017

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<p><strong>Can Medical Cannabis help you? Forty-four states and the District of Columbia have legalized some form of Medical Cannabis for treatment of serious conditions.</strong> Pain, cancer, sleep disturbance, mood disorders, epilepsy, osteoporosis, anxiety disorders, and many others are all conditions that may be helped by this treatment. Author Dr. Michael Moskowitz reviews the science of our own built in cannabinoid system, then launches into practical topics, including medical cannabis treatment, dispensary management, paraphernalia, embodiments, routes of administration, and DIY treatment. He covers the complexities of state laws, learning the phases of treatment, working with dispensaries, understanding the different embodiments and routes of administration, knowing how to avoid undesirable psychotropic effects, and combining this approach with both traditional and alternative medical care. The book details many ways of using this treatment without being cognitively altered. It is meticulously documented, and scientifically grounded to both help physicians with recommendations and treatment planning and in delivering highly relevant and useful treatment choices for patients. Whether you are a patient, practitioner, caregiver or lawmaker, <em>Medical Cannabis: A Guide for Patients, Practitioners, and Caregivers</em> separates myth from reality and proves itself invaluable to your own decision making about this therapeutic approach.</p>
Memorizing Pharmacology: A Relaxed Approach to Learning the Top 2...
by Tony Guerra

Language

English

Pages

325

Publication Date

March 18, 2016

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Whether you're studying for the NCLEX, NAPLEX, USMLE Step-1, PANCE, or just want to make sure to pass a class, Pharmacology is a subject you need to, but don't want to deal with. As a working parent of 5-year-old triplet daughters, I understand time management presents one of the greatest barriers to my pharmacology students' success. Many students feel that cold sense of overwhelm and information overload. This easy-to-read guide organizes pharmacology into manageable, logical steps you can fit in short pockets of time. The proven system helps you memorize medications quickly and form immediate connections. With mnemonics from students and instructors, you'll see how both sides approach learning. After you've finished the 200 Top Drugs in this book, reading pharmacology exam questions will seem like reading plain English. You'll have a new understanding of pharmacology to do better in class, clinical and your board exam. You'll feel the confidence you'd hoped for as a future health professional. For patients and caregivers, this book provides a means to memorize medications to quickly and articulately communicate with your health providers. Includes a bonus chapter on essay style pharmacology questions.
Cells Are the New Cure: The Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs Th...
by , PhD Max Gomez

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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<p><strong>The future of medicine is happening now.</strong><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Revolutionary new science is providing cures that were considered science fiction just a few years ago—and not with pills, surgery, or radiation, but with human cells.</strong> </p> <p>Promising treatments now in extensive clinical trials could have dramatic impacts on cancer, autoimmune diseases, organ replacement, heart disease, and even aging itself. The key to these breakthroughs is the use of living cells as medicine instead of traditional drugs.</p> <p>Discover the advances that are alleviating the effects of strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, and even allergies.<em> </em><em>Cells Are the New Cure</em> takes you into the world of regenerative medicine, which enables doctors to repair injured and aging tissues and even create artificial body parts and organs in the lab. Cellular medicine experts Robin L. Smith, MD, and Max Gomez, PhD, outline the new technologies that make it possible to harness the immune system to fight cancer and reverse autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. CRISPR, a new technology for targeted gene editing, promises to eradicate genetic diseases, allowing us to live longer lives—possibly even beyond age 100 in good health.<em> </em></p> <p><em>Cells Are the New Cure </em>takes you on a tour of the most exciting and cutting-edge developments in medicine. The content inside these pages could save your life or the life of someone you love.</p>
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicin...
by Deborah Blum

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

January 25, 2011

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<b>Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, <i>The Poisoner's Handbook</i> is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie"</b> (<i>The New York Observer</i>)<br /><br /> A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, <i>The Poisoner's Handbook</i> is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner's office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever. Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific detective work, triumphing over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice.<br /><br /><b><b>In 2014, PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on <i>The Poisoner's Handbook.</i></b></b>
Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the...
by Robert Whitaker

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English

Pages

418

Publication Date

March 31, 2010

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<b>Now with bonus material, including a new foreword and afterword with updated research</b><br /><br />In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States <i>tripled </i>over the past two decades? Every day, 1,100 adults and children are added to the government disability rolls because they have become newly disabled by mental illness, with this epidemic spreading most rapidly among our nation’s children. What is going on?<br /><i> </i><br /><i>Anatomy of an Epidemic </i>challenges readers to think through that question themselves. First, Whitaker investigates what is known today about the biological causes of mental disorders. Do psychiatric medications fix “chemical imbalances” in the brain, or do they, in fact, <i>create </i>them? Researchers spent decades studying that question, and by the late 1980s, they had their answer. Readers will be startled—and dismayed—to discover what was reported in the scientific journals.<br /> <br />Then comes the scientific query at the heart of this book: During the past fifty years, when investigators looked at how psychiatric drugs affected <i>long</i>-<i>term </i>outcomes, what did they find? Did they discover that the drugs help people stay well? Function better? Enjoy good physical health? Or did they find that these medications, for some paradoxical reason, <i>increase </i>the likelihood that people will become chronically ill, less able to function well, more prone to physical illness? <br /> <br />This is the first book to look at the merits of psychiatric medications through the prism of long-term results. Are long-term recovery rates higher for medicated or unmedicated schizophrenia patients? Does taking an antidepressant decrease or increase the risk that a depressed person will become disabled by the disorder? Do bipolar patients fare better today than they did forty years ago, or much worse? When the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) studied the long-term outcomes of children with ADHD, did they determine that stimulants provide any benefit? <br /> <br />By the end of this review of the outcomes literature, readers are certain to have a haunting question of their own: Why have the results from these long-term studies—all of which point to the same startling conclusion—been kept from the public? <br /> <br />In this compelling history, Whitaker also tells the personal stories of children and adults swept up in this epidemic. Finally, he reports on innovative programs of psychiatric care in Europe and the United States that are producing good long-term outcomes. Our nation has been hit by an epidemic of disabling mental illness, and yet, as <i>Anatomy of an Epidemic </i>reveals, the medical blueprints for curbing that epidemic have already been drawn up.
Cannabis Revealed: How the world's most misunderstood plant is tr...
by Bonni Goldstein

Language

English

Pages

294

Publication Date

January 23, 2017

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<p>Did you know you have a widespread receptor system that interacts with the compounds in cannabis? <em>Cannabis Revealed</em> is the only book written by a medical cannabis specialist, explaining the science behind the use of this amazingly therapeutic plant and describing in easy-to-understand detail the recently discovered endocannabinoid system, involved in almost every human physiologic process. Although 28 states have medical cannabis laws, most physicians are reluctant to discuss how this plant may be beneficial to health. Over 4 million people in the U.S. are healing difficult-to-treat illnesses with cannabis medicine. This book is an educational tool for patients and their loved ones who have not found answers with conventional medicines.</p><br /><br /><p>Written by Bonni Goldstein, M.D., a well-respected practicing physician in California, and owner and Medical Director of Canna-Centers, this book explains the scientific research for over 28 chronic medical conditions for which cannabis is being used with positive results. Having helped thousands of suffering patients – including children – find relief with cannabis, Dr. Goldstein shares her expertise and years of clinical hands-on experience in chapters like <em>How to Use Cannabis as Medicine</em>, <em>The Safety Profile of Cannabis</em>, and <em>Medical Risks of Using Cannabis</em>, as well as true stories of how cannabis medicine has improved the lives of her seriously ill patients.</p><br /><br /><p>As medical cannabis laws continue to evolve, it is more vital than ever for patients suffering from life-changing medical conditions to understand the benefits of this plant in an honest, medicine-based perspective. Educational, practical and comprehensive, Cannabis Revealed exposes the truth behind cannabis so patients can make informed decisions and improve the quality of their lives.</p><br /><br /><p>"A major contribution from a leading physician on the front lines of the medical marijuana revolution. Dr. Bonni Goldstein's book is a must-read for anyone who seeks to understand the healing potential and practical application of therapeutic cannabis." – Martin A Lee, director of Project CBD and author of <em>Smoke Signals</em></p>

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