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

Language

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.
Plants, Performance and the Endocannabinoid System: 21st Century ...
by , Doug Brown

Language

English

Pages

40

Publication Date

October 30, 2018

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<h2>How Hemp-CBD and Other Plants Boost Energy Reserves, Reduce Pain and Anxiety, Deepen Sleep, and Accelerate Recovery </h2><p>- What exactly is hemp-derived CBD?</p><p>- Can CBD help me with pain and inflammation?</p><p>- Can CBD help me with anxiety?</p><p>- Can CBD help me with fatigue?</p><p>- Is CBD safe to use?</p><p>- Is CBD legal and can it be used in sports?</p><p>- How do CBD and other plant extracts do all of this?</p><p>If you are looking for answers to these questions, you’ve come to the right place.</p><h3>˃˃˃ Understand The Benefits</h3><p>In this book you will also learn how hemp-derived CBD and other potent botanicals fuel your body’s endocannabinoid system in ways that help...</p><p>- Boost energy at the cellular level</p><p>- Enhance your mood and outlook</p><p>- Increase your stamina</p><p>- Better manage stress and anxiety</p><p>- Help you sleep deeper</p><p>- Accelerate your recovery</p><p></p><h3>˃˃˃ The health benefits tied to hemp-derived CBD and other potent plant extracts seem almost too good to be true: they reportedly help with gut health, brain injuries, chronic inflammation, sleep disorders, cramps, fatigue, stress, anxiety, and much more. </h3><p>In the world of sports, they’re increasingly talked about among elite pro athletes and Olympians as an alternative to the highly addictive narcotics routinely dispensed for athletic injuries. So much so that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removed CBD from its prohibited substances list in January 2018, which applies to rules for the International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.</p><p></p><h3>˃˃˃ In Plants, Performance and the Endocannabinoid System</h3><p>21st Century Sports Medicine, join former trial lawyer turned wellness advocate, Don McLaughlin, and his co-author and journalist, Doug Brown, as they journey into the world of how CBD and other potent plants are fueling a grassroots movement in the sports world, one that has broader implications for anyone looking to boost not only health and well-being but also enhance performance and enjoyment in any area of life.</p><p>Join Don and Doug’s journey as they uncover the medical and physiological explanations for this movement, during which they get an inside view of the rigors and demands of elite athletics, from NFL gameday to skiing down the face of Alaskan glaciers. Read along as they connect with athletes who’ve competed at the highest levels in the NFL, ultra endurance trail running and extreme skiing. Here’s some of what you’ll learn:</p><p></p><h2><u>Buy Today and start reaping the benefits of hemp-derived CBD and other botanicals.</u></h2>
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly...
by Lindsey Fitzharris

Language

English

Pages

284

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p><b>Winner, 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing</b><br /><b>Short-listed for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize</b><br /><b>A Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2017, <i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><b>A Best History Book of 2017, </b><b><i>The Guardian</i> </b></p><p><b>"Warning: She spares no detail!" —Erik Larson, bestselling author of <i>Dead Wake</i> </b></p><p>In <i>The Butchering Art</i>, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery and shows how it was transformed by advances made in germ theory and antiseptics between 1860 and 1875. She conjures up early operating theaters—no place for the squeamish—and surgeons, who, working before anesthesia, were lauded for their speed and brute strength. These pioneers knew that the aftermath of surgery was often more dangerous than 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 riddle and change the course of history.</p><p>Fitzharris dramatically reconstructs Lister’s career path to his audacious claim that germs were the source of all infection and could be countered by a sterilizing agent applied to wounds. She introduces us to Lister’s contemporaries—some of them brilliant, some outright criminal—and leads us through the grimy schools and squalid hospitals where they learned their art, the dead houses where they studied, and the cemeteries they 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>
First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2019, Twenty-ninth edition
by , Vikas Bhushan

Language

English

Pages

816

Publication Date

December 22, 2018

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<div><div><b>EXCEL ON THE USMLE® STEP 1 WITH HELP FROM THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR MEDICAL REVIEW BOOK!</b></div><div><b><br /><br /></b></div><div><b>Trust the First Aid™ team to help you score your highest on this high-stakes exam</b></div><div><b><br /><br /></b></div><div>INSIDER ADVICE FOR STUDENTS FROM STUDENTS</div><div><br /><br /></div><div>•<span></span>A complete framework for USMLE® Step 1 preparation, annually updated with crowdsourced contributions <span></span>from <span></span>thousands of students</div><div>•<span></span>Written by students who excelled on their Step 1 exam and reviewed by top faculty for accuracy</div><div>•<span></span>1300+ must-know topics with mnemonics to focus your study</div><div>•<span></span>1,200+ color photos and illustrations --- 200 new or revised --- help you visualize processes, disorders, and <span></span>clinical <span></span>findings</div><div>•<span></span>Reorganized content in the Pathology, Endocrine, Hematology and Oncology, and Neurology chapters for <span></span>more <span></span>intuitive learning</div><div>•<span></span>Rapid Review section for efficient last-minute preparation</div><div>•<span></span>Acclaimed recommendations for high-yield print and digital study resources</div><div>•<span></span>Bonus material and real-time updates exclusively at FirstAidTeam.com</div></div>
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>
The Younger Next Year Back Book: The Whole-Body Plan to Conquer B...
by , Jeremy James

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

August 07, 2018

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<DIV>At some point in their lives, 80% of Americans will seek expert help for back pain. It’s an epidemic, with a cost to society in medical expenses and lost productivity that is steeper than heart disease. But remember the 80% figure—that’s the astonishing cure rate at Dr. Jeremy James’s Aspen Club Back Institute. A Doctor of Chiropractic who took that path because of his own severe injury-induced back pain, he has developed a revolutionary behavioral/whole-body approach to help sufferers heal—and often eliminate—back pain forever.<BR /><BR /> Co-written with Chris Crowley, <I>The Younger Next Year Back Book</I> follows the alternating chapter format of the #1<I> New York Times</I> bestselling <I>Younger Next Year</I> and other books in the series. And just as millions of readers positively changed their lives following Harry’s Rules in <I>Younger Next Year</I>, the millions of back pain sufferers can find relief following Jeremy’s rules, including <I>Stop Doing Dumb Stuff, Be Still So You Can Heal,</I> and<I> Stand Tall for the Long Haul.</I> He explains the workings of the spine and muscles, and then why back pain is almost never a disease, per se, but the result of behavior. He then shows how to change our behavior, find a neutral spine, and begin a regimen of simple exercises—with step-by-step two-color illustrations—to realign our core to virtually eliminate back pain forever. Chris Crowley, in his been-there-done-that-and-you-can-too-damnit! voice, provides all the motivation and patient perspective we need.<BR />  </DIV>
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
by Atul Gawande

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

December 15, 2009

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<p><b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Better</i> and <i>Complications</i> reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist</b></p><p>We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. </p><p>In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. </p><p>An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.</p>
Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural ...
by Toni Weschler

Language

English

Pages

557

Publication Date

July 14, 2015

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<p>This new edition for the twentieth anniversary of the groundbreaking national bestseller provides all the information you need to monitor your menstrual cycle—along with updated information on the latest reproductive technologies</p><p>Are you unhappy with your current method of birth control? Or demoralized by your quest to have a baby? Do you experience confusing signs and symptoms at various times in your cycle? This invaluable resource provides the answers to your questions while giving you amazing insights into your body.</p><p><em>Taking Charge of Your Fertility</em> has helped literally hundreds of thousands of women avoid pregnancy naturally, maximize their chances of getting pregnant, or simply gain better control of their gynecological and sexual health. Toni Weschler thoroughly explains the empowering Fertility Awareness Method (FAM), which in only a couple of minutes a day allows you to:</p><ul> <li> Enjoy highly effective and scientifically proven birth control without chemicals or devices</li> <li> Maximize your chances of conception before you see a doctor or resort to invasive high-tech options</li> <li> Expedite your fertility treatment by quickly identifying impediments to pregnancy achievement</li> <li> Gain control and a true understanding of your gynecological and sexual health</li></ul><p>This new edition includes:</p><ul> <li> A fully revised and intuitive charting system</li> <li> A selection of personalized master charts for birth control, pregnancy achievement, breastfeeding, and menopause</li> <li> An expanded sixteen-page color insert that reflects the book’s most important concepts</li> <li> Six brand-new chapters on topics including balancing hormones naturally, preserving your future fertility, and three medical conditions all women should be aware of</li></ul>
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>

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