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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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The Anatomy of Stretching, Second Edition
Your Illustrated Guide to Flexibility and Injury Rehabilitation
Written by Brad Walker


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-371-7 (1-58394-371-4)

The multiple stresses of contemporary life–whether from excessive sports play, overwork, or overuse of technology–are increasingly taking a toll on the body. Symptoms range from muscle soreness and pain to pinched nerves to potentially more permanent disabilities, including serious body injuries. One safe, quickly productive way to address the problem is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dreaming Yourself Awake
Lucid Dreaming and Tibetan Dream Yoga for Insight and Transformation
Written by B. Alan Wallace and Brian Hodel


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-957-5 (1-59030-957-X)

Some of the greatest of life’s adventures can happen while you’re sound asleep. That’s the promise of lucid dreaming, which is the ability to alter your own dream reality any way you like simply by being aware of the fact that you’re dreaming while you’re in the midst of a dream... Read more >

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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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Medical Apartheid
The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
Written by Harriet A. Washington


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1547-2 (0-7679-1547-X)

Winner, 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award
Pen Oakland-Josephine Miles 17th Annual National Literary Award
Honor Book, Black Caucus of The American Library Association
2007 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award

Medical Apartheid
is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between black Americans and Western... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Overdiagnosed
Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health
Written by H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz and Steve Woloshin


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2199-6 (0-8070-2199-7)

From a nationally recognized expert, an exposé of the worst excesses of our zeal for medical testing

Going against the conventional wisdom reinforced by the medical establishment and Big Pharma that more screening is the best preventative medicine, Dr. Gilbert Welch builds a compelling counterargument that what we need are fewer, not... 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: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0319-0 (0-8070-0319-0)

A chronicle of the profound, life-changing, and laugh-out-loud funny moments in the journey of an Alzheimer’s caregiver who learns that memory is overrated, familiarity breeds compassion, and flute playing is forever.

In this unsentimental memoir of watching her mother fade away, of dealing with her bills, her housework, her increasing demands and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Waiting for an Army to Die
The Tragedy of Agent Orange
Written by Fred A. Wilcox


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-136-6 (1-60980-136-9)

“I died in Vietnam, but I didn’t even know it,” said a young Vietnam vet on the Today Show one morning in 1978, shocking viewers across the country. Waiting for an Army to Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange–the first book ever written on the effects of Agent Orange–tells this young... 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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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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