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Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilie...
by Allison Pataki

Language

English

Pages

254

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<b>“An inspiring, intimate memoir about faith, resilience and the tenacity of love.”—<i>People</i></b><br /><br /><b>“In this emotional tale, a young couple see their lives changed in the blink of an eye—and learn to find love again.”—<i>US Weekly</i></b><br /><br /> Five months pregnant, on a flight to their “babymoon,” Allison Pataki turned to her husband when he asked if his eye looked strange and watched him suddenly lose consciousness. After an emergency landing, she discovered that Dave—a healthy thirty-year-old athlete and surgical resident—had suffered a rare and life-threatening stroke. Next thing Allison knew, she was sitting alone in the ER in Fargo, North Dakota, waiting to hear if her husband would survive the night.<br /><br /> When Dave woke up, he could not carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next. Allison had lost the Dave she knew and loved when he lost consciousness on the plane. Within a few months, she found herself caring for both a newborn and a sick husband, struggling with the fear of what was to come.<br /><br /> As a way to make sense of the pain and chaos of their new reality, Allison started to write daily letters to Dave. Not only would she work to make sense of the unfathomable experiences unfolding around her, but her letters would provide Dave with the memories he could not make on his own. She was writing to preserve their past, protect their present, and fight for their future. Those letters became the foundation of this beautiful, intimate memoir. And in the process, she fell in love with her husband all over again.<br /><br /> This is a manifesto for living, an ultimately uplifting story about the transformative power of faith and resilience. It’s a tale of a man’s turbulent road to recovery, the shifting nature of marriage, and the struggle of loving through pain and finding joy in the broken places.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Beauty in the Broken Places</i></b><br /><br />“Bold and commendable . . . A strength of this memoir is [Allison Pataki’s] scrupulous honesty.”<b>—<i>USA Today</i></b><br /><br />“A memoir about . . . determination and gratitude, and the value of putting one foot in front of another during a crisis.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> “Heart-wrenching.”<b>—</b><i><b>Women’s Health</b><br /></i><br />“Powerful and immersive . . . Pataki delivers an insightful look at how two people faced a life-altering test as a team ‘fighting to make the dreams of our future possible.’”—<i><b><i>Publishers Weekly</i> </b></i><b>(starred review)</b>
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande

Language

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>
Lies My Doctor Told Me: Medical Myths That Can Harm Your Health
by Ken D. Berry MD

Language

English

Pages

158

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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Has your doctor lied to you? <br /><br />Chances are he has, and most likely unknowingly. If you've been misled by bad medical advice your health will suffer. It is time you discover the truth. Medical research is expanding so quickly that only the most dedicated doctors can keep up with it all. Is your doctor that dedicated?<br /><br />Lies My Doctor Told Me reveals the truth behind the lies told by well-meaning doctors. Whether it's recommending a low-fat diet, or warning you to avoid the sun, these medical lies can cause really harm to your health. <br /><br />Does your doctor still recommend that you avoid cholesterol and eat lots of whole-grains? What about a paleo diet or ketogenic diet, have they been mentioned in an office visit? So much of the nutrition and lifestyle advice doctors give is just plain wrong, and that can be dangerous. This book will help you sort through the medical myths and the outright lies, and begin to develop a health partnership with your doctor.<br /><br />This book will teach you:<br />--the truth about whole wheat's effect on the human body<br />--whether milk is good for you<br />--the facts about fat intake on your heart health<br />--how the Food Pyramid came into existence<br />--the dangers and benefits of hormone therapy<br />--the truth about salt<br />--how doctors think about prevention and nutrition<br />--much more<br /><br />Order LIES MY DOCTOR TOLD ME today, as your first step towards a better diet, better health, and a better relationship with your doctor.
The Autoimmune Solution: Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of...
by Amy Myers M.D.

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

January 27, 2015

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<p>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.</p><p>In <em>The Autoimmune Solution</em>, Dr. Amy Myers, a renowned leader in functional medicine, offers her medically proven approach to prevent a wide range of inflammatory-related symptoms and diseases, including allergies, obesity, asthma, cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia, lupus, IBS, chronic headaches, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis.</p>
Chasing Hope: A Patient's Deep Dive into Stem Cells, Faith, and t...
by Richard M. Cohen

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<b><b>After more than four decades living with multiple sclerosis, </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> bestselling author Richard M. Cohen finds a flicker of hope in a groundbreaking medical procedure.</b></b><br /><br />Richard Cohen struggles with failing limbs and is legally blind. He has survived two bouts of colon cancer and a life-threatening blood clot in his lungs. After enduring decades of harsh treatments and invasive therapies, Cohen decided to trade in his life as a patient.<br /><br />In 2012, Cohen and his wife, Meredith Vieira, were invited to host and chair an adult stem cell conference at the Vatican. Scientists would be gathering in Rome to discuss stem cell therapy for autoimmune diseases, including MS. A believer in the power of denial and determination over faith and hope, Cohen was caught off guard by what he learned. Medical technology had advanced further and more quickly than Cohen had known. Could there be a chance his health could improve? Could MS be cured? As Cohen took part in a pioneering stem cell protocol, he opened himself to the possibility of hope for the first time in his adult life.<br /><br />Cohen's deep dive into the cutting-edge world of stem cell research and his journalistic investigation of hope includes interviews with doctors, scientists, and religious leaders, as well as conversations with others living with chronic conditions, all with the goal of understanding a hope that is both elusive and alluring.<br /><br />As drily funny as it is emotionally vulnerable, <i>Chasing Hope</i> navigates the fascinating and ever-changing intersection between illness and hope.
The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed [Kindle ...
by , Susy Flory

Language

English

Pages

286

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

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<p><b>“Scott Parazynski’s drive, curiosity, inventiveness, and great humor shine through the pages of <i>The Sky Below</i> and will certainly inspire future generations to pursue their dreams with every fiber in their being.” —John Glenn, NASA astronaut</b></p><p>An epic memoir from a man whose life is defined by exploration and innovation, <i>The Sky Below</i> re-creates some of the most unforgettable adventures of our time. From dramatic, high-risk spacewalks to author Scott Parazynski’s death-defying quest to summit Mount Everest—his body ravaged by a career in space—readers will experience the life of an elite athlete, physician, and explorer.</p><p>This intimate, compelling account offers a rare portrait of space exploration from the inside. A global nomad raised in the shadow of NASA’s Apollo missions, Parazynski never lost sight of his childhood dream to one day don a spacesuit and float outside the airlock. With deep passion, unbridled creativity, resilience, humility, and self-deprecation, Parazynski chases his dream of the ultimate adventure experience, again and again and again. In an era that transitioned from moon shots to the Space Shuttle, space station, and Mars research, Parazynski flies with John Glenn, tests jet packs, trains in Russia to become a cosmonaut, and flies five missions to outer space (including seven spacewalks) in his seventeen-year NASA career.</p><p>An unparalleled, visceral opportunity to understand what it’s like to train for—and deploy to—a home in zero gravity, <i>The Sky Below</i> also portrays an astronaut’s engagement with the challenges of his life on Earth, including raising a beautiful autistic daughter and finding true love.</p>
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alz...
by , Peter V. Rabins

Language

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>• devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia• strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms• changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws• palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship• dementia due to traumatic brain injury• choosing a residential care facility• support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members</P><P>The central idea underlying the book—that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them—remains the same. <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>is the definitive dementia care guide.</P>
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her Amer...
by Anne Fadiman

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English

Pages

362

Publication Date

September 30, 1998

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<p>Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction</p><p>When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee Entered the American medical system, diagnosed as an epileptic, her story became a tragic case history of cultural miscommunication.</p><p>Parents and doctors both wanted the best for Lia, but their ideas about the causes of her illness and its treatment could hardly have been more different. The Hmong see illness aand healing as spiritual matters linked to virtually everything in the universe, while medical community marks a division between body and soul, and concerns itself almost exclusively with the former. Lia's doctors ascribed her seizures to the misfiring of her cerebral neurons; her parents called her illness, <i>qaug dab peg</i>--the spirit catches you and you fall down--and ascribed it to the wandering of her soul. The doctors prescribed anticonvulsants; her parents preferred animal sacrifices.</p>
The White Coat Investor: A Doctor's Guide To Personal Finance And...
by James M Dahle

Language

English

Pages

161

Publication Date

February 10, 2014

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<p>     Written by a practicing emergency physician, The White Coat Investor is a high-yield manual that specifically deals with the financial issues facing medical students, residents, physicians, dentists, and similar high-income professionals. Doctors are highly-educated and extensively trained at making difficult diagnoses and performing life saving procedures. However, they receive little to no training in business, personal finance, investing, insurance, taxes, estate planning, and asset protection.</p><br /><p>     This book fills in the gaps and will teach you to use your high income to escape from your student loans, provide for your family, build wealth, and stop getting ripped off by unscrupulous financial professionals. Straight talk and clear explanations allow the book to be easily digested by a novice to the subject matter yet the book also contains advanced concepts specific to physicians you won’t find in other financial books.</p><br /><h2><strong>This book will teach you how to:</strong></h2><br /><p> </p><br /><ul><br /><li>Graduate from medical school with as little debt as possible</li><br /><li>Escape from student loans within two to five years of residency graduation</li><br /><li>Purchase the right types and amounts of insurance</li><br /><li>Decide when to buy a house and how much to spend on it</li><br /><li>Learn to invest in a sensible, low-cost and effective manner with or without the assistance of an advisor</li><br /><li>Avoid investments which are designed to be sold, not bought</li><br /><li>Select advisors who give great service and advice at a fair price</li><br /><li>Become a millionaire within five to ten years of residency graduation</li><br /><li>Use a “Backdoor Roth IRA” and “Stealth IRA” to boost your retirement funds and decrease your taxes</li><br /><li>Protect your hard-won assets from professional and personal lawsuits</li><br /><li>Avoid estate taxes, avoid probate, and ensure your children and your money go where you want when you die</li><br /><li>Minimize your tax burden, keeping more of your hard-earned money</li><br /><li>Decide between an employee job and an independent contractor job</li><br /><li>Choose between sole proprietorship, Limited Liability Company, S Corporation, and C Corporation</li><br /></ul><br /><h3><strong>Take a look at the first pages of the book by clicking on the Look Inside feature</strong></h3><br /><p> </p><br /><h2><strong>Praise For The White Coat Investor</strong></h2><br /><p> </p><br /><p>“Much of my financial planning practice is helping doctors to correct mistakes that reading this book would have avoided in the first place.” – <strong>Allan S. Roth, MBA, CPA, CFP®</strong>, Author of <em>How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street</em></p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>“Jim Dahle has done a lot of thinking about the peculiar financial problems facing physicians, and you, lucky reader, are about to reap the bounty of both his experience and his research.” – <strong>William J. Bernstein, MD</strong>, Author of <em>The Investor’s Manifesto</em> and seven other investing books</p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>“This book should be in every career counselor’s office and delivered with every medical degree.” – <strong>Rick Van Ness</strong>, <em>Author of Common Sense Investing</em></p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>“The White Coat Investor provides an expert consult for your finances. I now feel confident I can be a millionaire at 40 without feeling like a jerk.” – <strong>Joe Jones, DO</strong></p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>“Jim Dahle has done for physician financial illiteracy what penicillin did for neurosyphilis." – <strong>Dennis Bethel, MD</strong></p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>"An excellent practical personal finance guide for physicians in training and in practice from a non biased source we can actually trust." – <strong>Greg E Wilde, M.D</strong></p><br /><p> </p><br /><h3><strong>Scroll up, click the buy button, and get started today!</strong></h3>
You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor's Stories of Life, Death, and ...
by Daniela Lamas

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<b><b>"Gripping, soaring, inspiring."--Atul Gawande, author of <i>Being Mortal<br /><br /></i></b></b><b>For readers of Atul Gawande and Jerome Groopman, a book of beautifully crafted stories about what life is like for patients kept alive by modern medical technology.<br /><br /></b>Modern medicine is a world that glimmers with new technology and cutting-edge research. To the public eye, medical stories often begin with sirens and flashing lights and culminate in survival or death. But these are only the most visible narratives. As a critical care doctor treating people at their sickest, Daniela Lamas is fascinated by a different story: what comes after for those whose lives are extended by days, months, or years as a result of our treatments and technologies?<br /><br />In <i>You Can Stop Humming Now</i>, Lamas explores the complex answers to this question through intimate accounts of patients and their families. A grandfather whose failing heart has been replaced by a battery-operated pump; a salesman who found himself a kidney donor on social media; a college student who survived a near fatal overdose and returned home, alive but not the same; and a young woman navigating an adulthood she never thought she'd live to see -- these moving narratives paint a detailed picture of the fragile border between sickness and health.<br /><br />Riveting, gorgeously told, and deeply personal, <i>You Can Stop Humming Now </i>is a compassionate, uncompromising look at the choices and realities that many of us, and our families, may one day face. <br /><br />

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