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The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of...
by Bessel van der Kolk MD

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English

Pages

464

Publication Date

September 25, 2014

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<b>“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies<br /><br />A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this <b><b><b><i>New York Times</i> bestseller</b></b></b></b><br /> <br />Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In <i>The Body Keeps the Score</i>, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, <i>The Body Keeps the Score </i>exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.
The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix...
by Marty Makary MD

Language

English

Pages

269

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>"A must-read for every American and business leader." --Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief,<i> FORBES</i></b><br /><b><b><br /></b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Unaccountable</i> comes an eye-opening, urgent look at America's broken health care system--and the people who are saving it.</b><br /> <br /> One in five Americans now has medical debt in collections and rising health care costs today threaten every small business in America. Dr. Makary, one of the nation's leading health care experts, travels across America and details why health care has become a bubble. Drawing from on-the-ground stories, his research, and his own experience, <i>The Price We Pay</i> paints a vivid picture of price-gouging, middlemen, and a series of elusive money games in need of a serious shake-up. Dr. Makary shows how so much of health care spending goes to things that have nothing to do with health and what you can do about it. Dr. Makary challenges the medical establishment to remember medicine's noble heritage of caring for people when they are vulnerable.<br /> <br /> <i>The Price We Pay</i> offers a roadmap for everyday Americans and business leaders to get a better deal on their health care, and profiles the disruptors who are innovating medical care. The movement to restore medicine to its mission, Makary argues, is alive and well--a mission that can rebuild the public trust and save our country from the crushing cost of health care.<i></i>
The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina: Separating the Myth f...
by Jennifer Gunter

Language

English

Pages

434

Publication Date

August 27, 2019

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<strong>OB/GYN, writer for <em>The</em> <em>New York Times</em>, <em>USA Today</em>, and <em>Self</em>, and host of the show <em>Jensplaining, </em>Dr. Jen Gunter now delivers the definitive book on vaginal health, answering the questions you’ve always had but were afraid to ask—or couldn’t find the right answers to. She has been called Twitter’s resident gynecologist, the Internet’s OB/GYN, and one of the fiercest advocates for women’s health…and she’s here to give you the straight talk on the topics she knows best.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Does eating sugar cause yeast infections? </strong> <strong>Does pubic hair have a function? </strong><br /> <strong>Should you have a vulvovaginal care regimen?</strong><br /> <strong>Will your vagina shrivel up if you go without sex?</strong><br /> <strong>What’s the truth about the HPV vaccine?</strong><br />  <br /> So many important questions, so much convincing, confusing, contradictory <em>mis</em>information! In this age of click bait, pseudoscience, and celebrity-endorsed products, it’s easy to be overwhelmed—whether it’s websites, advice from well-meaning friends, uneducated partners, and even healthcare providers. So how do you separate facts from fiction? OB-GYN Jen Gunter, an expert on women’s health—and the internet’s most popular go-to doc<strong>—</strong>comes to the rescue with a book that debunks the myths and educates and empowers women. From reproductive health to the impact of antibiotics and probiotics, and the latest trends, including vaginal steaming, vaginal marijuana products, and jade eggs, Gunter takes us on a factual, fun-filled journey. Discover the truth about:<br />  <br /> ·         The vaginal microbiome <br /> ·         Genital hygiene, lubricants, and hormone myths and fallacies  <br /> ·         How diet impacts vaginal health <br /> ·         Stem cells and the vagina <br /> ·         Cosmetic vaginal surgery<br /> ·         What changes to expect during pregnancy, after childbirth, and through menopause<br /> ·         How medicine fails women by dismissing symptoms<br /> <strong>Plus:</strong><br /> ·         Thongs vs. lace: the best underwear for vaginal health<br /> ·         How to select a tampon <br /> ·         The full glory of the clitoris and the myth of the G Spot<br />  <br />… And so much more. Whether you’re a twenty-six-year-old worried that her labia are “uncool” or a sixty-six-year-old dealing with painful sex, this comprehensive guide is sure to become a lifelong trusted resource.<br />
When Breath Becomes Air
by Paul Kalanithi

Language

English

Pages

231

Publication Date

January 12, 2016

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • T<b><b><b>his inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question <i>What makes a life worth living?</i></b></b></b></b><br /><br /> <b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY</b> <b><i>The New York Times Book Review • People • </i>NPR<i> • The Washington Post • Slate • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly • BookPage</i></b><br /><br /> <b>Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational Memoir</b><br /><br />At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. <i>When Breath Becomes Air</i> chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.<br /><br /> What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.<br /><br /> Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. “I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,” he wrote. “Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.’” <i>When Breath Becomes Air</i> is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.
Red Light Therapy: Miracle Medicine for Pain, Fatigue, Fat loss, ...
by Mark Sloan

Language

English

Pages

201

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<p>Imagine a world without toxic drugs and endless lists of side effects. A world where a revolutionary new technology is used to accelerate healing of virtually all disease and conditions. Imagine red light therapy.</p><p>Science writer Mark Sloan is the author of 3 bestselling books and is the creator of a popular blog delivering evidence-based health information which has helped tens of thousands of people get healthy.  After losing his mother to cancer at age 12, Mark has committed his life to finding safe and alternative therapies not only for cancer, but for all diseases.</p><p>In Part 1 of this book you’ll learn what exactly red light therapy is, how it works, and all the remarkable things it can do for your health.  Backed by literally hundreds of scientific and clinical studies, you’ll learn how to use near-infrared and red light therapy to:<br /></p><ul><li>Look and feel 10 years younger by smoothing wrinkles, healing acne and cellulite<br /></li><li>Fat Loss: Melt fat and never feel ashamed about your body again<br /></li><li>Fatigue? Supercharge your energy and passion for life<br /></li><li>Feel stronger and more confident with bigger muscles and a better body<br /></li><li>Make your teammate's jaws drop when they see your enhanced athletic ability and muscle growth<br /></li><li>Eliminate pain and injuries that have been lingering for years<br /></li><li>Anti-aging: Reduce wrinkles and fine lines so you can look and feel younger<br /></li><li>Improve your sexual function, performance and fertility<br /></li><li>Brain enhancement: Think quicker and feel smarter by boosting your brain function<br /></li><li>Depressed? Eliminate depressive, suicidal thoughts and feel happy about your life</li></ul><p>Part 2 of the book gets practical and outlines Mark’s proven 7-step system for at-home treatment that thousands of people across the world are using right now to get healthy.  Then you’ll get to read more than a dozen remarkable healing success stories from people who have benefitted from using this system.  The 7-step red light therapy treatment protocol includes:</p><ul><li>How to position your light and body for maximum results</li><li>How close to your body to put the light</li><li>Treatment times for your specific condition</li><li>The biggest mistakes people make during treatment and how to avoid them</li><li>And much, much more</li></ul><p>Red Light Therapy: Miracle Medicine eclipses the competition, so what are you waiting for?  Buy this book to supercharge your health, and your excitement and passion for life.</p>
A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters
by Steven C. Hayes

Language

English

Pages

446

Publication Date

August 27, 2019

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<b><b>"In all my years studying personal growth, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is one of the most useful tools I've ever come across, and in this book, Dr. Hayes describes it with more depth and clarity than ever before."-Mark Manson, #1 </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> best-selling author of </b><b><i>The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>Life is not a problem to be solved. ACT shows how we can live full and meaningful lives by embracing our vulnerability and turning toward what hurts.</b></b><br /><br />In this landmark book, the originator and pioneering researcher into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) lays out the psychological flexibility skills that make it one of the most powerful approaches research has yet to offer. These skills have been shown to help even where other approaches have failed. Science shows that they are useful in virtually every area--mental health (anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, PTSD); physical health (chronic pain, dealing with diabetes, facing cancer); social processes (relationship issues, prejudice, stigma, domestic violence); and performance (sports, business, diet, exercise).<br /><br />How does psychological flexibility help? We struggle because the problem-solving mind tells us to run from what causes us fear and hurt. But we hurt where we care. If we run from a sense of vulnerability, we must also run from what we care about. By learning how to liberate ourselves, we can live with meaning and purpose, along with our pain when there is pain.<br /><br />Although that is a simple idea, it resists our instincts and programming. The flexibility skills counter those ingrained tendencies. They include noticing our thoughts with curiosity, opening to our emotions, attending to what is in the present, learning the art of perspective taking, discovering our deepest values, and building habits based around what we deeply want.<br /><br />Beginning with the epiphany Steven Hayes had during a panic attack, this book is a powerful narrative of scientific discovery filled with moving stories as well as advice for how we can put flexibility skills to work immediately. Hayes shows how allowing ourselves to feel fully and think freely moves us toward commitment to what truly matters to us. Finally, we can live lives that reflect the qualities we choose.
Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining L...
by Louise Aronson

Language

English

Pages

451

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<b>A <i>New York Times</i> bestseller </b><br /><b><br /></b><b>As revelatory as Atul Gawande's <i>Being Mortal</i>, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson's <i>Elderhood</i> is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but </b><b>often disparaged</b><b> stage of life.</b><br /> <br /> For more than 5,000 years, "old" has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive today will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood, and many will be elders for 40 years or more. Yet at the very moment that humans are living longer than ever before, we've made old age into a disease, a condition to be dreaded, denigrated, neglected, and denied. <br /> <br /> Reminiscent of Oliver Sacks, noted Harvard-trained geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients, and draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that's neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy--a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself. <br /> <br /> <i>Elderhood</i> is for anyone who is, in the author's own words, "an aging, i.e., still-breathing human being."
Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak...
by Richard Preston

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

July 23, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • The 2013–2014 Ebola epidemic was the deadliest ever—but the outbreaks continue. Now comes a gripping account of the doctors and scientists fighting to protect us, an urgent wake-up call about the future of emerging viruses—from the #1 bestselling author of <i>The Hot Zone, </i>now a National Geographic original miniseries.</b><br /><br /> This time, Ebola started with a two-year-old child who likely had contact with a wild creature and whose entire family quickly fell ill and died. The ensuing global drama activated health professionals in North America, Europe, and Africa in a desperate race against time to contain the viral wildfire. By the end—as the virus mutated into its deadliest form, and spread farther and faster than ever before—30,000 people would be infected, and the dead would be spread across eight countries on three continents.<br /><br /> In this taut and suspenseful medical drama, Richard Preston deeply chronicles the outbreak, in which we saw for the first time the specter of Ebola jumping continents, crossing the Atlantic, and infecting people in America. Rich in characters and conflict—physical, emotional, and ethical—<i>Crisis in the Red Zone</i> is an immersion in one of the great public health calamities of our time.<br /><br /> Preston writes of doctors and nurses in the field putting their own lives on the line, of government bureaucrats and NGO administrators moving, often fitfully, to try to contain the outbreak, and of pharmaceutical companies racing to develop drugs to combat the virus. He also explores the charged ethical dilemma over who should and did receive the rare doses of an experimental treatment when they became available at the peak of the disaster.<br /><br /> <i> Crisis in the Red Zone</i> makes clear that the outbreak of 2013–2014 is a harbinger of further, more severe outbreaks, and of emerging viruses heretofore unimagined—in any country, on any continent. In our ever more interconnected world, with roads and towns cut deep into the jungles of equatorial Africa, viruses both familiar and undiscovered are being unleashed into more densely populated areas than ever before.  <br /><br /> The more we discover about the virosphere, the more we realize its deadly potential. <i>Crisis in the Red Zone</i> is an exquisitely timely book, a stark warning of viral outbreaks to come.
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her Amer...
by Anne Fadiman

Language

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>
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
by Caitlin Doughty

Language

English

Pages

281

Publication Date

September 15, 2014

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<p><strong>"Morbid and illuminating" (<em>Entertainment Weekly</em>)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession.</strong></p><br /><p>Armed with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre, Caitlin Doughty took a job at a crematory and turned morbid curiosity into her life’s work. She cared for bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, and became an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead. In this best-selling memoir, brimming with gallows humor and vivid characters, she marvels at the gruesome history of undertaking and relates her unique coming-of-age story with bold curiosity and mordant wit. By turns hilarious, dark, and uplifting, <em>Smoke Gets in Your Eyes</em> reveals how the fear of dying warps our society and "will make you reconsider how our culture treats the dead" (<em>San Francisco Chronicle</em>).</p>

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