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Deadly Monopolies
The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself--And the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future
Written by Harriet A. Washington


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3123-6 (0-7679-3123-8)

From the award-winning author of Medical Apartheid, an exposé of the rush to own and exploit the raw materials of life—including yours.

Think your body is your own to control and dispose of as you wish? Think again. The United States Patent Office has granted at least 40,000 patents on genes controlling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Science Delusion
Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers
Written by Curtis White


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-390-8 (1-61219-390-0)

The so-called new atheists, most famously Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, made a splash in the new millen­nium. They told the evangelical and the liberal believer that they must give up religion and submit to science.

More recently, neuroscientists and their fans in the media have delivered a variation on this message... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Match
"Savior Siblings" and One Family's Battle to Heal Their Daughter
Written by Beth Whitehouse


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0121-9 (0-8070-0121-X)

Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Rated O - Outstanding

Katie Trebing was diagnosed at three months old with Diamond Blackfan anemia, a rare form of anemia that prevents bone marrow from producing red blood cells. Even with a lifetime of monthly blood transfusions, she faced... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words
Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia
Written by Kate Whouley


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0331-2 (0-8070-0331-X)

New England Book Awards (NEIBA) finalist for non-fiction

A chronicle of the profound, life-changing, and laugh-out-loud funny moments in the journey of an Alzheimer’s caregiver.

In this unsentimental memoir of watching her mother fade away, Kate Whouley brings us right into the laugh-or-you’ll-cry experiences of meeting the challenge of Alzheimer’s. In her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Hand
How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture
Written by Frank R. Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 1999
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74047-6 (0-679-74047-3)

VISIT OUR RELATED LINKS TO VIEW VIDEO EXAMPLES OF THE PHYSICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF HAND DYSTONIA
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"The human hand is so beautifully formed, its actions are so powerful, so free and yet so delicate that there is no thought of its complexity as an instrument; we use it as we draw our breath... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Misconceptions
Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood
Written by Naomi Wolf


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49745-9 (0-385-49745-8)

In The Beauty Myth the fearless Naomi Wolf revolutionized the way we think about beauty. In Misconceptions, she demythologizes motherhood and reveals the dangers of common assumptions about childbirth. With uncompromising honesty she describes how hormones eroded her sense of independence, ultrasounds tested her commitment to abortion rights, and the keepers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fragile Beginnings
Discoveries and Triumphs in the Newborn ICU
Written by Adam Wolfberg, MD


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1166-9 (0-8070-1166-5)

Half a million babies are born prematurely in the United States every year. In this medical narrative, Dr. Adam Wolfberg brings students into the complex world of newborn intensive care, where brilliant but imperfect doctors do all they can to coax life into their tiny, injured patients. As a specialist in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Fragile Beginnings
Discoveries and Triumphs in the Newborn ICU
Written by Adam Wolfberg, MD


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1160-7 (0-8070-1160-6)

This is a gripping medical narrative that brings readers into the complex world of newborn intensive care, where brilliant but imperfect doctors do all they can to coax life into their tiny, injured patients. Dr. Adam Wolfberg--journalist, physician specializing in high-risk pregnancies, and father to a child born weighing under two... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Breaking the Patterns of Depression

Written by Michael Yapko


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: September 15, 1998
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48370-4 (0-385-48370-8)

Twenty to thirty million Americans suffer from some form of diagnosable depression, and their ranks are growing. Psychologist Michael D. Yapko explains that in order to find relief, more than the current episode of depression must be examined.

In Breaking the Patterns of Depression, he presents skills that enable students to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Choosing Naia
A Family's Journey
Written by Mitchell Zuckoff


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 2, 2003
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2817-9 (0-8070-2817-7)

A dramatic and carefully detailed account of one family’s journey through the maze of genetic counseling, medical technology, and disability rights; destined to become required reading for anyone touched by any of these issues.

Choosing Naia . . . is a refreshing tale in an age in which medical technology encourages us... Read more >
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