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  • Scurvyby Stephen R. Bown

    St. Martin's Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    Scurvy took a terrible toll in the Age of Sail, killing more sailors than were lost in all sea battles combined. The threat of the disease kept ships close to home and doomed those vessels that ventured too far from port. The willful ignorance of the royal medical elite, who endorsed ludicrous medical theories based on speculative research while ignoring... more...

  • Living Well After an Alzheimer's Diagnosisby M.D. P. Murali Doraiswamy; M.S.W. Lisa P. Gwyther; Tina Adler

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 1.99

    Previously published as part of THE ALZHEIMER?S ACTION PLAN. What would you do if your mother was having memory problems? Five million Americans have Alzheimer?s disease, with a new diagnosis being made every seventy-two seconds, with millions more at risk. Although experts agree that early diagnosis and treatment are essential, families don?t... more...

  • The Forever Fixby Ricki Lewis

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    Fascinating narrative science that explores the next frontier in medicine and genetics through the very personal prism of the children and families gene therapy has touched. Eight-year-old Corey Haas was nearly blind from a hereditary disorder when his sight was restored through a delicate procedure that made medical history. Like something from... more...

  • p53by Sue Armstrong

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    All of us have lurking in our DNA a most remarkable gene. Its job is straightforward ? to protect us from cancer. This gene ? known simply as p53 ? constantly scans our cells to ensure that they grow and divide without mishap, as part of the routine maintenance of our bodies. If a cell makes a mistake in copying its DNA as part of its process of... more...

  • Cognitive Therapy with Chronic Pain Patientsby Carrie Winterowd; Aaron T. Beck; Daniel Gruener

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 75.00

    This manual begins with an introduction to chronic, nonmalignant pain treatment and some of the main pain theories, as well as approaches to pain management . The core of the book delineates the application of Beck's cognitive therapy assessment and intervention strategies with this client population, and offers an easy-to-follow structured approach.... more...

  • Practical CGMby Gary Scheiner

    American Diabetes Association 2015; US$ 15.99

    Use of real-time continuous glucose monitors among people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is growing rapidly and should continue to grow until an artificial pancreas is brought to market. Likewise, use of professional systems in healthcare practices is expanding. But, other than manufacturer instructional manuals and some book chapters on CGMs, there... more...

  • Life and Breathby Neil Schachter

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 19.00

    The fourth leading cause of death in the United States, COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, affects an estimated 35 million Americans. Yet only half are aware that they are seriously ill. Life and Breath , by Dr. Neil Schachter, is the first book that alerts people to their risks for COPD and explains the steps they need to take to prevent... more...

  • Molecular Mechanisms of Cockayne Syndromeby Shamim I. Ahmad

    Landes Bioscience 2009; US$ 129.00

    Cockayne syndrome (CS) is a rare autosomal genetic disorder that was first identified almost 62 years ago by Alfred Cockayne and was named after him. The earliest publication record (PubMed) available is a paper by Marie et al in 1958. Since then 815 research papers including excellent reviews have been published (PubMed, December 2008), yet we are... more...

  • Survival of the Sickestby Sharon Moalem; Jonathan Prince

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    Read it. You're already living it. Was diabetes evolution's response to the last Ice Age? Did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Will a visit to the tanning salon help lower your cholesterol? Why do we age? Why are some people immune to HIV? Can your genes be turned on -- or off? Joining the ranks... more...

  • Apoptosis in Health and Diseaseby Martin Holcik; Eric C. LaCasse; Alex E. MacKenzie; Robert G. Korneluk

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    A 2005 survey of the role of apoptosis in the pathogenesis of many significant human illnesses and injury states. more...