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  • A Lifelong Journeyby Sarah Russell

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

    This book has provided a wellness view of manic depression. Although the stay well stories and plans do not represent all people who experience manic depression, these stories fill an important gap in our understanding of manic depression. Rather than focus only on the ‘burden’ of manic depression, it is crucial to also listen to people who... more...

  • The Doctor is In(sane)by Dave Hepburn

    Greystone Books 2010; US$ 14.00

    Shrinking budgets, stressful conditions, demanding patients: today?s medical professionals face enormous pressure. What?s a doctor to do? For Dave Hepburn, the only relief is in relishing the ridiculousness of it all. In his first book, the GP and popular columnist proves the adage about laughter and medicine. He tackles a variety of health issues,... more...

  • Our Daily Medsby Melody Petersen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 25.99

    In the last thirty years, the big pharmaceutical companies have transformed themselves into marketing machines selling dangerous medicines as if they were Coca-Cola or Cadillacs. They pitch drugs with video games and soft cuddly toys for children; promote them in churches and subways, at NASCAR races and state fairs. They've become experts at promoting... more...

  • A Life Worth Livingby Robert Martensen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 17.99

    Critical illness is a fact of life. Even those of us who enjoy decades of good health are touched by it eventually, either in our own lives or in those of our loved ones. And when this happens, we grapple with serious and often confusing choices about how best to live with our afflictions. A Life Worth Living is a book for people facing these... more...

  • AM:STARs Metabolic Challenges to Adolescent Healthby Susan M. Coupey; American Academy of Pediatrics; Victor C. Strasburger

    American Academy of Pediatrics 2008; US$ 59.95

    Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews helps you stay up-to-date in key areas of current clinical practice of adolescent medicine. Topic in Metabolic Challenges to Adolescent Health include The Adolescent Obesity Epidemic, Adolescent Obesity: Etiology, Office Evaluation, and Treatment, Medical Intervention in Adolescent Obesity, Dietary... more...

  • Plain Language Pediatricsby Mary Ann Abrams; Benard P. Dreyer

    American Academy of Pediatrics 2008; US$ 54.95

    NEW! An essential tool to help improve communication between pediatrician and patient or family. Plain Language Pediatrics offers a framework for implementing a plain language approach to communication in your office, and provides specific steps you can take to ensure the information you present to patients and their parents is clearly understood.... more...

  • Improving Medical Outcomesby Jessica Leavitt; Fred Leavitt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 36.99

    The ability of doctors to properly diagnose and treat patients is often colored by non-specific factors that can affect outcomes in profound ways. Communication between doctors and patients is key, but often what is left unsaid is just as important, and messages from outside sources such as medical journals, drug companies, and other patients can affect... more...

  • Hot Crippleby Hogan Gorman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    ---Salman Rushdie "Hogan Gorman's story will make you furious, it will make you incredulous, and it will also make you laugh your ass off." ---Rachel Dratch, author of Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle       "Equal parts hilarity and humiliation, funny and frustrating, bone breaks and head... more...

  • The Organ Donor Experienceby Katrina A. Bramstedt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 34.99

    Organ donors are, by definition, altruists, and their act is even more generous when they remain anonymous. But altruism doesn't tell the whole story. There are myriad motivations, some subconscious, some conscious, that compel people to donate a part of themselves to someone they don't know. The Organ Donor Experience uncovers the desires, personalities... more...

  • Remaking Chronic Care in the Age of Health Care Reform: Changes for Lower Cost, Higher Quality Treatmentby Arnold Birenbaum

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 53.00

    This revealing book tackles the daunting problem of increasing chronic illness in America, offering fresh ideas for the ways in which the challenge can be successfully managed. more...