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Red Sunshine
A Story of Strength and Inspiration from a Doctor Who Survived Stage 3 Breast Cancer
Written by Kimberly Allison, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-57826-407-0 (1-57826-407-3)

Dr. Kimberly Allison diagnoses breast cancer for a living. But as a 33-year-old healthy new mother, she never expected to find herself looking at her own malignant cells under the microscope. Like many others diagnosed with cancer, Dr. Allison was starving for stories of other survivors. She wanted to hear someone’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Truth About the Drug Companies
How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It
Written by Marcia Angell


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76094-5 (0-375-76094-6)

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Currently, Americans spend a staggering $200 billion each year on prescription drugs. In The Truth About Drug Companies, Dr Marcia Angell argues that this is both unnecessary and unethical.

A former editor in chief of The New England Journal Of Medicine, a current member of Harvard's Medical School's Department of... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Powerful Medicines
The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs
Written by Jerry Avorn, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3078-1 (1-4000-3078-1)

If you believe that the latest blockbuster medication is worth a premium price over your generic brand, or that doctors have access to all the information they need about a drug’s safety and effectiveness each time they write a prescription, Dr. Jerry Avorn has some sobering news. Drawing on more than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Powerful Medicines
The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs
Written by Jerry Avorn, M.D.


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 17, 2004
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-41483-1 (0-375-41483-5)

If you believe that the latest blockbuster medication is worth a premium price over your generic brand, or that doctors have access to all the information they need about a drug’s safety and effectiveness each time they write a prescription, Dr. Jerry Avorn has some sobering news. Drawing on more than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Fighting for Life

Written by S. Josephine Baker
Introduction by Helen Epstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-706-8 (1-59017-706-1)

New York’s Lower East Side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on earth in the 1890s. Health inspectors called the neighborhood “the suicide ward.” Diarrhea epidemics raged each summer, killing thousands of children. Sweatshop babies with smallpox and typhus dozed in garment heaps destined for fashionable shops... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Cancer in the Community
Class and Medical Authority
Written by Martha Balshem


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: August 17, 1993
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-251-7 (1-56098-251-9)

Focusing on deep conflicts between the medical establishment and the working class, Martha Balshem chronicles a health education project in “Tannerstown,” a pseudonym for a blue-collar neighborhood in northeast Philadelphia.

“Balshem conducted anthropological research as a means of exploring the limitations and possibilities of community-based approaches to cancer prevention. . . ... Read more >
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Exercise Will Hurt You

Written by Dr. Steve Barrer


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-535-7 (1-60980-535-6)

When was it decided that exercise could only be good for you? Leading neurosurgeon Dr. Steve Barrer argues—based on his extensive career treating exercise-related injuries, a cornucopia of his own personal injuries from exercise over the years, and ample scientific data—that we ought to change the way we think about exercise... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dosed
The Medication Generation Grows Up
Written by Kaitlin Bell Barnett


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0134-9 (0-8070-0134-1)

Over the last two decades, we have seen a dramatic spike in the number of young people taking psychiatric medication--but, despite a heated debate on the issue, we haven’t heard directly from the “medicated kids” themselves. In Dosed, Kaitlin Bell Barnett, who was diagnosed with depression as a teenager, weaves together... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Autism Puzzle
Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates
Written by Brita Belli
Foreword by Caroline Cox


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-460-2 (1-60980-460-0)

With 1 in 88 American children now affected by autism, The Autism Puzzle is the first book to move beyond the distractions of the vaccine debate to address compelling new evidence that autism may be the result of the pairing of environmental exposures with genetic susceptibilities that together impact the brain... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Autism Puzzle
Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates
Written by Brita Belli


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-391-9 (1-60980-391-4)

Belli moves beyond the distractions of the vaccine debate and presents compelling evidence that exposure to heavy metals and other chemicals, when paired with genetic susceptibilities, impacts the brain development of children.

The alarming spike in autism in recent years has sent doctors and parents on a search for answers. And while... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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A Field Guide to Germs
Revised and Updated
Written by Wayne Biddle


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 25, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3051-4 (1-4000-3051-X)

From the ravages of the Ebola virus in Zaire to outbreaks of pneumonic plague in India and drug-resistant TB in New York City, contagious diseases are fighting back against once-unconquerable modern medicine. Public concern about infectious disease is on the rise as newspapers trumpet the arrivals of new germs and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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One Hundred Days
My Unexpected Journey from Doctor to Patient
Written by David Biro


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 2001
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70673-8 (0-375-70673-9)

It is a situation we all fear and none of us can imagine: a life-threatening diagnosis. But what if the person receiving the diagnosis—young, physically fit, poised for a bright future—is himself a doctor?

At thirty-one David Biro has just completed his residency and joined his father’s successful dermatology practice. Struck with... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Functional Approach to Hypothyroidism
Bridging Traditional and Alternative Treatment Approaches for Total Patient Wellness
Written by Kenneth Blanchard M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-57826-387-5 (1-57826-387-5)

The first comprehensive book to challenge the traditional teachings by presenting a more effective approach to treating hypothyroidism.

For many years, treatment options for hypothyroidism have remained relatively unchanged and new treatments have been unexplored despite the fact that this disorder affects tens of millions of people in the United States. In... Read more >

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Biokinetics and Biodynamics of Human Differentiation
Principles and Applications
Written by E. Blechschmidt, M.D. and R.F. Gasser, Ph.D.


Format: Hardcover, 312 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-452-3 (1-58394-452-4)

Fifty years ago the field of human embryology was incomplete; prior to that time the anatomy of early human embryos was still unknown, and there was much to be learned about the older stages of human embryonic development. It is now understood that human organs result from step-by-step differentiations of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers
An Essential Guide to Managing Prostate Cancer for Patients and their Families
Written by Ralph Blum and Mark M.D. Scholz


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-515-0 (1-59051-515-3)

Every year almost a quarter of a million confused and frightened American men are tossed into a prostate cancer cauldron stirred by salespeople representing a multibillion-dollar industry. In this flourishing business, the radical prostatectomy is still the most widely recommended treatment option. Yet a recent and definitive study in the New... Read more >

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Fasting Girls
The History of Anorexia Nervosa
Written by Joan Jacobs Brumberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72448-0 (0-375-72448-6)

Winner of The Berkshire Prize in History, The John Hope Franklin Prize for American Studies, The Basker Memorial Prize for Medical Anthropology and The Watson Davis Prize for History of Science


This updated edition of Joan Jacobs Brumberg's Fasting Girls, presents a history of women's food-refusal dating back as far as the... Read more >

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Mood
The Key to Understanding Ourselves and Others
Written by Patrick M. Burke


Format: Trade Paperback, 275 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-833-1 (1-61614-833-0)

This book examines the central role that mood plays in determining our outlook on life and our ability to cope with its challenges. The central theme is that mood determines how we are tuned to the world. Tuning emerges over the course of our earliest development as environmental and genetic influences... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Within Reason
Rationality and Human Behavior
Written by Donald Calne


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2000
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70322-5 (0-375-70322-5)

Recent breakthroughs in neuroscience have revolutionized our understanding of the human mind and human cognition. But what implications do these new findings have for the place of reason--long considered the crowning human faculty that ensured transcendent purpose--in human life? This is the profoundly important question Donald Calne, a leading neurologist and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Windows to the Womb
Revealing the Conscious Baby from Conception to Birth
Written by David Chamberlain


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-551-3 (1-58394-551-2)

Windows to the Womb is an eloquent guide through the first nine months of life from conception to birth. In the past, the invisible physical processes of fetal development were mysterious and largely unexplainable, but in the past half-century, breakthroughs in embryology, interuterine photography, ultrasound, and other sensitive instruments of measurement... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Barbary Plague
The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco
Written by Marilyn Chase


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75708-2 (0-375-75708-2)

The Barbary Plague sheds light on a period of American history when the fear and reality of foreign-spread contagious diseases gripped a major city and led to the disruption of a burgeoning center of shipping and commerce.

With narrative immediacy fortified by scholarly research, Marilyn Chase recreates San Francisco as it was... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Final Exam
A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality
Written by Pauline W. Chen


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27537-0 (0-307-27537-X)

A brilliant transplant surgeon brings compassion and narrative drama to the fearful reality that every doctor must face: the inevitability of mortality.

When Pauline Chen began medical school, she dreamed of saving lives. What she could not predict was how much death would be a part of her work. Almost immediately, she... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Secret Language of Eating Disorders
How You Can Understand and Work to Cure Anorexia and Bulimia
Written by Peggy Claude-Pierre


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 29, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75018-2 (0-375-75018-5)

Acclaim for Peggy Claude-Pierre's
The Secret Language of Eating Disorders

"Peggy Claude-Pierre has gone beyond the surface of eating disorders to discover their true causes and then present a valid and healing path. In this extremely constructive book, she offers incredible insights into the mind of the sufferer and the myths of... Read more >

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The Way of Qigong
The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing
Written by Ken Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Wellspring/Ballantine
On Sale: March 9, 1999
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-42109-8 (0-345-42109-4)

Qigong is an integrated mind-body healing method that has been practiced with remarkable results in China for thousands of years. The Chinese have long treasured qigong for its effectiveness both in healing and in preventing disease, and more recently they have used it in conjunction with modern medicine to cure cancer... Read more >

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A Chance Meeting
Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists
Written by Rachel Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 392 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7129-3 (0-8129-7129-9)

Each chapter of this inventive consideration of American culture evokes an actual meeting between American writers and artists, from Henry James and Mathew Brady, to Mark Twain and Ulysses S. Grant, to Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore, to Norman Mailer and Robert Lowell. The accumulation of these pairings draws the reader... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Prism and the Pendulum
The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments in Science
Written by Robert Crease


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7062-3 (0-8129-7062-4)

Is science beautiful? Yes, argues acclaimed philosopher and historian of science Robert P. Crease in this engaging exploration of history’s most beautiful experiments. The result is an engrossing journey through nearly 2,500 years of scientific innovation. Along the way, he encounters the personalities and creative thinking of some of the field’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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