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

Language

English

Pages

405

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><br /><strong>Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf Bookclub Selection - May/June 2018 </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>
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?
Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Mos...
by David M. Oshinsky

Language

English

Pages

372

Publication Date

November 15, 2016

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<b>From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. </b><br /><br />Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime victims, vicious psychopaths, assorted derelicts, lunatics, and exotic-disease sufferers. In its two and a half centuries of service, there was hardly an epidemic or social catastrophe—or groundbreaking scientific advance—that did not touch Bellevue.<br />     David Oshinsky, whose last book, <i>Polio: An American Story</i>, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, chronicles the history of America's oldest hospital and in so doing also charts the rise of New York to the nation's preeminent city, the path of American medicine from butchery and quackery to a professional and scientific endeavor, and the growth of a civic institution. From its origins in 1738 as an almshouse and pesthouse, Bellevue today is a revered public hospital bringing first-class care to anyone in need. With its diverse, ailing, and unprotesting patient population, the hospital was a natural laboratory for the nation's first clinical research. It treated tens of thousands of Civil War soldiers, launched the first civilian ambulance corps and the first nursing school for women, pioneered medical photography and psychiatric treatment, and spurred New York City to establish the country's first official Board of Health. <br />     As medical technology advanced, "voluntary" hospitals began to seek out patients willing to pay for their care. For charity cases, it was left to Bellevue to fill the void. The latter decades of the twentieth century brought rampant crime, drug addiction, and homelessness to the nation's struggling cities—problems that called a public hospital's very survival into question. It took the AIDS crisis to cement Bellevue's enduring place as New York's ultimate safety net, the iconic hospital of last resort. Lively, page-turning, fascinating, <i>Bellevue</i> is essential American history.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

January 28, 2010

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<b><b>Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne</b><br /><br />#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<br /></b><br />Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.
Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works
by , Elyse Resch

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

August 07, 2012

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<p>First published in 1995, <i>Intuitive Eating </i>has become the go-to book on rebuilding a healthy body image and making peace with food. We've all been there—angry with ourselves for overeating, for our lack of willpower, for failing at yet another diet. But the problem is not us; it's that dieting, with its emphasis on rules and regulations, has stopped us from listening to our bodies. Written by two prominent nutritionists, <i>Intuitive Eating </i>will teach you: </p><p>• How to reject diet mentality forever </p><p>• How our three Eating Personalities define our eating difficulties </p><p>• How to find satisfaction in your eating </p><p>• How to feel your feelings without using food </p><p>• How to honor hunger and feel fullness </p><p>• How to follow the ten principles of "Intuitive Eating", </p><p>• How to achieve a new and safe relationship with food and, ultimately, your body </p><p>• How to raise an "intuitive eater"–NEW! </p><p>• The incredible science behind intuitive eating–NEW! </p><p>This revised edition includes updates and expansions throughout, as well as two brand new chapters that will help readers integrate intuitive eating even more fully into their daily lives.</p>
Keto Answers: Simplifying Everything You Need to Know about the W...
by , Chris Irvin

Language

English

Pages

421

Publication Date

September 14, 2019

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Do you want to lose fat and improve your health?<BR><BR>You’ve probably seen all of the success stories about the ketogenic diet. You’ve done your research, but nothing makes sense. There’s so much confusion! Do you count total or net carbs? Should you eat a lot of protein or not? Is keto safe long term? What happens when you fall off the wagon?<BR><BR>Combined, we've spent well over a decade using keto to battle our own health issues and to help thousands of patients and clients lose fat and regain their health. We’ve done the work so you don’t have to. We have the answers to what works and what doesn’t.<BR><BR>Don’t worry, you can be successful with the ketogenic diet. You can finally lose that fat. You can take control of your brain. You can reclaim your life and restore your health. And it’s simpler than you think…<br />
The China Study: Revised and Expanded Edition: The Most Comprehen...
by , Thomas M. Campbell II

Language

English

Pages

493

Publication Date

December 27, 2016

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<b>The revised and expanded edition of the bestseller that changed millions of lives</b><br /><br />The science is clear. The results are unmistakable.<br /><br />You can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes <i>just by changing your diet</i>.<br /><br />More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the China Study, the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found when combined with findings in Colin’s laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.<br /><br />In 2005, Colin and his son Tom, now a physician, shared those findings with the world in <i>The China Study</i>, hailed as one of the most important books about diet and health ever written.<br /><br />Featuring brand new content, this heavily expanded edition of Colin and Tom’s groundbreaking book includes the latest undeniable evidence of the power of a plant-based diet, plus updated information about the changing medical system and how patients stand to benefit from a surging interest in plant-based nutrition.<br /><br /><i>The China Study—Revised and Expanded Edition</i> presents a clear and concise message of hope as it dispels a multitude of health myths and misinformation. The basic message is clear. The key to a long, healthy life lies in three things: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
DIRTY, LAZY, KETO: Getting Started: How I Lost 140 Pounds
by William and Stephanie Las...

Language

English

Pages

134

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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#1 New Release, #1 Best Seller. Stephanie Laska lost 140 pounds, roughly half of her body weight, by following a ketogenic inspired diet. She figured out the secret to losing weight without the crazy restrictions of a traditional keto diet by following a "dirty" and "lazy" version of keto. <br /><br />Stephanie spent most of her adult life in the Morbidly Obese Class III BMI category. Hovering close to 300 pounds, she avoided booths at restaurants and feared not fitting into amusement park rides. “I once hid my jacket over my lap so the flight attendant wouldn’t see that my seatbelt wouldn’t close,” she admits.<br /><br />It wasn’t until a friend suggested she could continue to drink beer while still losing weight that Stephanie decided to “try one last time”. Any diet that included loopholes for having a cold beer might be worth a try, she reflected.<br /><br />Through trial and error, Stephanie learned how eating a low carb, moderate protein, higher fat diet could finally nudge her weight in the right direction. “This is the weirdest diet ever!” went through her mind every time she got on the scale. Coming from an era of eating FruitLoops© washed down with a pitcher of Kool-Aid©, Stephanie was clueless about the metabolic effects of consuming too many carbohydrates. <br /><br />DIRTY, LAZY, KETO explains the unique diet Stephanie followed to achieve her success. Using humor and simple explanations, Stephanie walks the reader through her personal manifesto for weight loss and maintenance, with helpful strategies and food lists to immediately employ.<br /><br />Stephanie has kept her weight off for five years. She left behind a giant dent on the couch to run twelve marathons, two of which earned her a first-place marathon medal. As part of the chosen "Clean Start Team", Stephanie even ran the New York City Marathon in 2017 as a sponsored athlete from PowerBar©. Her story even appeared in the international publication, Muscle and Fitness: HERS, Spring 2018. More recently, Costco Connection shared Stephanie's story in an article about the merits of an anti-inflammatory diet (January 2019). She is also quoted in a Reader's Digest article about foods to avoid while on the keto diet (January 2019). <br /><br />Stephanie's hope is that the reader will leave inspired and armed with enough information to get started on their own journey of personalized weight loss success.<br /><br />Let’s discuss the goals of this down and dirty mini-guide. By the end, the reader will be able to:<br /><br />*Partner with your physician to set realistic goals based on your current health<br />*Understand the difference between a DIRTY, LAZY, KETO diet and a Ketogenic Diet<br />*Accurately read a nutrition label and count the net carbs per serving<br />*Confidently shop for ingredients that you need to be successful<br />*Stock your fridge and pantry with appropriate foods for cooking and snacking<br />*Prepare quick and easy meals, drinks, snacks, and desserts that are on plan<br />*Strategize ways to prevent dehydration<br />*Recognize and stop efforts at self-sabotage<br />*Have a long-term plan for healthy, sustainable weight loss<br />
The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Act...
by Valter Longo

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English

Pages

317

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<b>The internationally renowned, clinically tested, revolutionary diet program to lose weight, fight disease, and live a longer, healthier life.</b><br />  <br /> Can what you eat determine how long, and how well, you live? The clinically proven answer is yes, and <i>The Longevity Diet</i> is easier to follow than you'd think. The culmination of 25 years of research on aging, nutrition, and disease across the globe, this unique program lays out a simple solution to living to a healthy old age through nutrition. The key is combining the healthy everyday eating plan the book outlines, with the scientifically engineered fasting-mimicking diet, or FMD; the FMD, done just 3-4 times a year, does away with the misery and starvation most of us experience while fasting, allowing you to reap all the beneficial health effects of a restrictive diet, while avoiding negative stressors, like low energy and sleeplessness. Valter Longo, director of the Longevity Institute at USC and the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM in Milan, designed the FMD after making a series of remarkable discoveries in mice, then in humans, indicating that specific diets can activate stem cells and promote regeneration and rejuvenation in multiple organs to significantly reduce risk for diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. Longo’s simple pescatarian daily eating plan and the periodic fasting-mimicking techniques can both yield impressive results. Low in proteins and sugars and rich in healthy fats and plant-based foods, The Longevity Diet is proven to help you: <br />  <br />    • Lose weight and reduce abdominal fat<br />    • Extend your healthy lifespan with simple everyday changes<br />    • Prevent age-related muscle and bone loss<br />    • Build your resistance to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's and cancer<br />  <br /> Longo’s healthy, life span-extending program is based on an easy-to-adopt pescatarian plan along with the fasting-mimicking diet no more than 4 times a year, just 5 days at a time. Including 30 easy recipes for an everyday diet based on Longo's five pillars of longevity, <i>The Longevity Diet</i> is the key to living a longer, healthier, more fulfilled life.
The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator
by Timothy C. Winegard

Language

English

Pages

496

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<b>**The instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller**<br />*An international bestseller*<br /><br />“Hugely impressive, a major work.”—<i>NPR<br /></i><br />A pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity’s fate.</b><br />  <br /> Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British colonists in India and Africa? What does Starbucks have to thank for its global domination? What has protected the lives of popes for millennia? Why did Scotland surrender its sovereignty to England? What was George Washington's secret weapon during the American Revolution? <br /><br /> The answer to all these questions, and many more, is the mosquito.<br />  <br /> Across our planet since the dawn of humankind, this nefarious pest, roughly the size and weight of a grape seed, has been at the frontlines of history as the grim reaper, the harvester of human populations, and the ultimate agent of historical change. As the mosquito transformed the landscapes of civilization, humans were unwittingly required to respond to its piercing impact and universal projection of power.<br />  <br /> The mosquito has determined the fates of empires and nations, razed and crippled economies, and decided the outcome of pivotal wars, killing nearly half of humanity along the way. She (only females bite) has dispatched an estimated 52 billion people from a total of 108 billion throughout our relatively brief existence. As the greatest purveyor of extermination we have ever known, she has played a greater role in shaping our human story than any other living thing with which we share our global village.<br />  <br /> Imagine for a moment a world without deadly mosquitoes, or any mosquitoes, for that matter? Our history and the world we know, or think we know, would be completely unrecognizable.<br />  <br /> Driven by surprising insights and fast-paced storytelling, <i>The Mosquito</i> is the extraordinary untold story of the mosquito’s reign through human history and her indelible impact on our modern world order.

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