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Seeing Voices

Written by Oliver Sacks


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 28, 2000
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70407-9 (0-375-70407-8)

Like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, this is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land, a provocative meditation on communication, biology, adaptation, and culture. In Seeing Voices, Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a deeply felt portrait... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Vintage Sacks

Written by Oliver Sacks


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3397-3 (1-4000-3397-7)

“It is Dr. Sacks’s gift that he has found a way to enlarge our experience and understanding of what the human is.” —The Wall Street Journal

Oliver Sacks’s empathetic understanding and compelling storytelling ability have turned his accounts of his patients and his own life into literature, as evidenced in “Uncle Tungsten,”... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Every Patient Tells a Story
Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis
Written by Lisa Sanders


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2247-0 (0-7679-2247-6)

Making a diagnosis is a doctor’s most challenging and crucial task. Most of the time, a physical examination and routine tests provide what’s needed to begin a course of treatment. But sometimes the symptoms are deceptive, tests are misleading, and obvious treatment options prove woefully inadequate. In Diagnosis Dr. Lisa Sanders... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Out in the Open, Revised Edition
The Complete Male Pelvis
Written by R. Louis Schultz, Ph.D.
Foreword by Marcelo Coutinho


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-436-3 (1-58394-436-2)

Out in the Open, Revised Edition: The Complete Male Pelvis offers a frank exploration of the male pelvic region from a cultural and scientific perspective. Focusing on pelvic structure and development, the book explains how male sexuality develops throughout a man's life—from birth onwards. An experienced Rolfer with an academic background... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dr. Joe's Health Lab
164 Amazing Insights into the Science of Medicine, Nutrition and Well-being
Written by Joe Schwarcz


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-67156-9 (0-385-67156-3)

Health Lab’s theme is the most popular of Dr Joe’s specialties. There are riveting and sometimes hair-raising vignettes from the history of medicine and food production. There are reports aimed at equipping readers to recognize and beware muddled thinking, misunderstandings and deceptions in media stories about health and nutrition and in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women
Exploding the Estrogen Myth
Written by Barbara Seaman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-862-3 (1-58322-862-4)

With the ardent tone of a close friend, Barbara Seaman draws on forty years of journalistic research to expose the “menopause industry” and shows how estrogen therapy often causes more problems–including breast cancer, heart attack, and stroke–than it cures. The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women tracks the well-intentioned discovery of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Voices of the Women's Health Movement, Volume 2

Edited by Barbara Seaman and Laura Eldridge


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-446-6 (1-60980-446-5)

From pioneering women’s health advocate Barbara Seaman, the most comprehensive collection of literature on women’s health and history to date

An essential collection of essays, interviews, and commentary by leading activists, writers, doctors, and sociologists on topics ranging across reproductive rights, sex and orgasm, activism, motherhood, and birth control. The more than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Voices of the Women's Health Movement, Volume 1

Edited by Barbara Seaman and Laura Eldridge


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-444-2 (1-60980-444-9)

From pioneering women’s health advocate Barbara Seaman, the most comprehensive collection of literature on women’s health and history to date

An essential collection of essays, interviews, and commentary by leading activists, writers, doctors, and sociologists on topics ranging across reproductive rights, sex and orgasm, activism, motherhood, and birth control. The more than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Opening My Heart
A Journey from Nurse to Patient and Back Again
Written by Tilda Shalof


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
Publisher: Emblem Editions
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $18.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-7989-4 (0-7710-7989-3)

Tilda Shalof had been taking care of critically ill patients in an intensive care unit for more than twenty-five years, but taking care of herself had never been a priority. That is, until she could no longer ignore her extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, and crushing chest pains. When the results... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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No Pity
People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement
Written by Joseph P. Shapiro


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 25, 1994
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-2412-1 (0-8129-2412-6)

"Joseph Shapiro has crafted an interesting book from which everyone can benefit. For those wanting to understand the background against which the Americans with Disabilities Act was framed, this is an excellent primer. At the same time, seasoned veterans of the movement will find within a refreshing review of the personalities... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Volume Four

Written by Michael J. Shea
Contribution by Sheila Shea and Carol A. Agneessens
Photographed by Claudine Laabs


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-373-1 (1-58394-373-0)

Interest in craniosacral therapy has exploded in recent years–not surprising given its gentle, effective approach to working on the spine and the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascias. The treatment focuses on the 92 percent of the human body composed of living water, rather than the eight percent that... Read more >

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Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Volume Five

Written by Michael J. Shea Ph.D
Contribution by Raymond Gasser, Ph.D., Carol Agneessens, M.S., Ann Diamond Weinstein, Ph.D. and Sheila Shea, M.A.


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-547-6 (1-58394-547-4)

In Volume 5 of his innovative series on biodynamic and craniosacral therapy, Michael Shea presents invaluable information about therapeutic approaches to pre- and neonatal babies--in particular, low-birth-weight babies. In addition, more than 50 meditations on stillness are provided for the benefit of the practitioner.

The first part of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Volume... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Forgetting
Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic
Written by David Shenk


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49838-8 (0-385-49838-1)

Afflicting nearly half of all persons over the age of 85, Alzheimer’s disease kills nearly 100,000 Americas a year as it insidiously robs them of their memory and wreaks havoc on the lives of their loved ones. It was once minimized and misunderstood as forgetfulness in the elderly, but Alzheimer’s is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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New Self, New World
Recovering Our Senses in the Twenty-First Century
Written by Philip Shepherd
Foreword by Andrew Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-911-7 (1-55643-911-3)

New Self, New World challenges the primary story of what it means to be human, the random and materialistic lifestyle that author Philip Shepherd calls our “shattered reality.” This reality encourages us to live in our heads, self-absorbed in our own anxieties. Drawing on diverse sources and inspiration, New Self, New... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics, Volume Two
The Sentient Embryo, Tissue Intelligence, and Trauma Resolution
Written by Franklyn Sills
Illustrated by Dominique Degranges
Contribution by Cherionna Menzam-Sills


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-58394-487-5 (1-58394-487-7)

Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics presents a comprehensive grounding in the clinical skills needed in a biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy. Author Franklyn Sills places particular emphasis on developing what he terms “perceptual skills,” diagnostic skills that enable the practitioner to perceive the subtle sensations and intuitive insights that are the groundwork... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Written by Rebecca Skloot


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5217-2 (1-4000-5217-3)

Winner of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine’s 2011 Communication Award for Best Book
Winner of the 2010 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction
Winner of the 2010 Wellcome Trust Book Prize
Named by more than 60 critics as one of the best books of 2010,
... Read more >

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Healing through Trigger Point Therapy
A Guide to Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction
Written by Devin J. Starlanyl and John Sharkey
Illustrated by Amanda Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-609-1 (1-58394-609-8)

Every chronic pain condition has a treatable myofascial trigger point component, including fibromyalgia. Many of the localized symptoms now considered as fibromyalgia are actually due to trigger points. The central sensitization of fibromyalgia amplifies symptoms that trigger points cause, and this book teaches care providers and medical students how to identify... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Killer of Little Shepherds
A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science
Written by Douglas Starr


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27908-8 (0-307-27908-1)

Winner of the Gold Dagger Award

A fascinating true crime story that details the rise of modern forensics and the development of modern criminal investigation.

At the end of the nineteenth century, serial murderer Joseph Vacher terrorized the French countryside, eluding authorities for years, and murdering twice as many victims as Jack The... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Vital Psoas Muscle
Connecting Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being
Written by Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-458-5 (1-58394-458-3)

Located deep within the anterior hip joint and lower spine, the psoas major (usually just referred to as the psoas) is critical for optimal postural alignment, movement, and overall well being. The psoas is the only muscle in the human organism that connects the upper body to the lower body, and... Read more >

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The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners
The Healing Power of Medicinal Plants
Written by Wolf D. Storl
Foreword by Rosemary Gladstar


Format: Trade Paperback, 392 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-358-8 (1-58394-358-7)

Traditional herbalists or wise women were not only good botanists or pharmacologists; they were also shamanic practitioners and keepers of occult knowledge about the powerful properties of plants. Traveling back to the healing arts of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, The Herbal Lore of Wise Women and Wortcunners takes readers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bad Shoes & The Women Who Love Them

Written by Leora Tanenbaum
Illustrated by Vanessa Davis


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-904-0 (1-58322-904-3)

Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them is a lighthearted wake-up call to women to make informed decisions when buying and wearing fashionable shoes. Arming the reader with essential facts, citing medical literature as well as leading podiatric surgeons and orthopedists, Tanenbaum covers the history of high heels, Chinese foot... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Good Calories, Bad Calories
Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health
Written by Gary Taubes


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3346-1 (1-4000-3346-2)

For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Why We Get Fat
And What to Do About It
Written by Gary Taubes


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27270-6 (0-307-27270-2)

In his New York Times best seller, Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes argued that our diet’s overemphasis on certain kinds of carbohydrates—not fats and not simply excess calories—has led directly to the obesity epidemic we face today. The result of thorough research, keen insight, and unassailable common sense, Good Calories, Bad... Read more >

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The Bear's Embrace
A Story of Survival
Written by Patricia Van Tighem


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72165-3 (0-385-72165-X)

On a chilly autumn morning in 1983, during a relaxing escape to the Canadian Rockies, Patricia Van Tighem and her husband were attacked by a grizzly bear. Although they survived, their ordeal was just beginning. For years Van Tighem endured numerous surgeries as doctors attempted to reconstruct her face and ease... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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My Own Country
A Doctor's Story
Written by Abraham Verghese


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 1995
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75292-9 (0-679-75292-7)

Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award

Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, the town of Johnson City had always seemed exempt from the anxieties of modern life. But on August 11, 1985, the local hospital treated its first AIDS patient, and before long, a crisis that had once... Read more >
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