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Bringing It Home
Bringing It Home
Written by Tilda Shalof, Contribution by Judith Shamian
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780771080012
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Bringing It Home
A Nurse Discovers the World Beyond the Hospital
Written by Tilda Shalof
Contribution by Judith Shamian


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $14.99

ICU nurse and bestselling author Tilda Shalof learns what nursing beyond the hospital really means. For the 350,000 professional nurses in Canada and 3 million in the US; readers of Atul Gawande's award-winning books and The American Nurse by Carole Jones.

In her latest book, ICU nurse Tilda Shalof leaves the hospital...

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Bringing It Home
Bringing It Home
Written by Tilda Shalof, Contribution by Judith Shamian
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771080005
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Bringing It Home
A Nurse Discovers Healthcare Beyond the Hospital
Written by Tilda Shalof
Contribution by Judith Shamian


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $19.95

ICU nurse and bestselling author Tilda Shalof learns what nursing beyond the hospital really means. For the 350,000 professional nurses in Canada and 3 million in the US; readers of Atul Gawande's award-winning books and The American Nurse by Carole Jones.

In her latest book, ICU nurse Tilda Shalof leaves the hospital...

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The Sober Truth
The Sober Truth
Written by Lance Dodes and Zachary Dodes
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807033159
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The Sober Truth
Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry
Written by Lance Dodes and Zachary Dodes


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $26.95

An exposé of Alcoholics Anonymous, 12-step programs, and the rehab industry—and how a failed addiction-treatment model came to dominate America.
 
AA has become so infused in our society that it is practically synonymous with addiction recovery. Yet the evidence shows that AA has only a 5–10 percent success rate—hardly better... Read more >
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The Sober Truth
Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry
Written by Lance Dodes and Zachary Dodes


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $26.95

An exposé of Alcoholics Anonymous, 12-step programs, and the rehab industry—and how a failed addiction-treatment model came to dominate America.
 
AA has become so infused in our society that it is practically synonymous with addiction recovery. Yet the evidence shows that AA has only a 5–10 percent success rate—hardly better... Read more >
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Top Screwups Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them
Top Screwups Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them
Written by Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307460929
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Top Screwups Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them

Written by Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $15.00

A primary care doctor is skeptical of his patient’s concerns. A hospital nurse or intern is unaware of a drug’s potential side effects. A physician makes the most “common” diagnosis while overlooking the signs of a rarer and more serious illness, and the patient doesn’t see the necessary specialist until it’s... Read more >
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Why We Get Sick
Why We Get Sick
Written by Randolph M. Nesse and George C. Williams
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ISBN: 9780307816009
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Why We Get Sick
The New Science of Darwinian Medicine
Written by Randolph M. Nesse and George C. Williams


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2012
Price: $13.99

The answers are in this groundbreaking book by two founders of the emerging science of Darwinian medicine, who deftly synthesize the latest research on disorders ranging from allergies to Alzheimer's and from cancer to Huntington's chorea. Why We Get Sick compels readers to reexamine the age-old attitudes toward sickness. Line drawings.


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The Wisdom of Menopause (Revised Edition)
The Wisdom of Menopause (Revised Edition)
Written by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780553386721
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The Wisdom of Menopause (Revised Edition)
Creating Physical and Emotional Health During the Change
Written by Christiane Northrup, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $23.00

Dr. Christiane Northrup’s #1 New York Times bestseller The Wisdom of Menopause has inspired more than a million women with a dramatically new vision of midlife—and will continue to do so for generations to come. As Dr. Northrup has championed, the “change” is not simply a collection of physical symptoms to... Read more >
The Healthcare Cure
The Healthcare Cure
Written by Jeff Margolis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616144876
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The Healthcare Cure
How Sharing Information Can Make the System Work Better
Written by Jeff Margolis


Format: Trade Paperback, 226 pages
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $21.00

In this lucidly presented and forward-looking book, the author proposes a needed and workable solution to the challenge of providing affordable health care for all Americans. Margolis takes a fresh look at the healthcare system from the perspective of various industry participants, to reveal how the system can be adjusted to... Read more >
Top Screwups Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them
Top Screwups Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them
Written by Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon
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ISBN: 9780307460936
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Top Screwups Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them

Written by Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $13.99

A primary care doctor is skeptical of his patient’s concerns. A hospital nurse or intern is unaware of a drug’s potential side effects. A physician makes the most “common” diagnosis while overlooking the signs of a rarer and more serious illness, and the patient doesn’t see the necessary specialist until it’s... Read more >
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White Coat, Black Hat
White Coat, Black Hat
Written by Carl Elliott
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807061442
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White Coat, Black Hat
Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine
Written by Carl Elliott


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $16.00

By New Yorker and Atlantic writer Carl Elliott, a readable and even funny account of the serious business of medicine.

A tongue-in-cheek account of the changes that have transformed medicine into big business. Physician and medical ethicist Carl Elliott tracks the new world of commercialized medicine from start to finish, introducing the... Read more >
Profit Is Not the Cure
Profit Is Not the Cure
Written by Maude Barlow
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ISBN: 9781551995267
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Profit Is Not the Cure
A Citizen's Guide to Saving Medicare
Written by Maude Barlow


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 18, 2011
Price: $9.99

On July 12, 1966, the Medical Care Insurance Act was passed by the federal House of Commons after a ferocious public debate that pitted the vast majority of Canadians against a powerful alliance of business, insurance companies, and doctors.

More than thirty years later, the same battle is being fought all over... Read more >
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Overdiagnosed

Written by H. Gilbert Welch


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $24.95

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 >
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White Coat, Black Hat
Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine
Written by Carl Elliot


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 13, 2010
Price: $24.95

Over the last twenty-five years, medicine and consumerism have been on an unchecked collision course, but, until now, the fallout from their impact has yet to be fully uncovered. A writer for The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly, Carl Elliott ventures into the uncharted dark side of medicine, shining a light on the series... Read more >
The Empowered Patient
The Empowered Patient
Written by Elizabeth S. Cohen
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ISBN: 9780345513748
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The Empowered Patient
How to Get the Right Diagnosis, Buy the Cheapest Drugs, Beat Your Insurance Company, and Get the Best Medical Care Every Time
Written by Elizabeth S. Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $15.00

The facts are alarming: Medical errors kill more people each year than AIDS, breast cancer, or car accidents. A doctor’s relationship with pharmaceutical companies may influence his choice of drugs for you. The wrong key word on an insurance claim can deny you coverage. Through real life stories, including her own... Read more >
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The Empowered Patient
The Empowered Patient
Written by Elizabeth S. Cohen
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ISBN: 9780345523112
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The Empowered Patient
How to Get the Right Diagnosis, Buy the Cheapest Drugs, Beat Your Insurance Company, and Get the Best Medical Care Every Time
Written by Elizabeth S. Cohen


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $13.99

The facts are alarming: Medical errors kill more people each year than AIDS, breast cancer, or car accidents. A doctor’s relationship with pharmaceutical companies may influence his choice of drugs for you. The wrong key word on an insurance claim can deny you coverage. Through real life stories, including her own... Read more >
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The Alzheimer's Solution
The Alzheimer's Solution
Written by Kenneth S. Kosik, M.D. and Ellen Clegg
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616142087
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The Alzheimer's Solution
How Today's Care Is Failing Millions and How We Can Do Better
Written by Kenneth S. Kosik, M.D. and Ellen Clegg


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $19.00

As the Baby Boomer generation moves into the ranks of the elderly in the next decade or two, the number of Alzheimer cases expected to develop will be staggering. Since current medical care cannot offer a cure, and even significantly effective treatment is at least ten years away, there is a... Read more >
How Not to Die
How Not to Die
Written by Jan Garavaglia,M.D.
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ISBN: 9780307409157
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How Not to Die
Surprising Lessons from America's Favorite Medical Examiner
Written by Jan Garavaglia,M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $15.00

WHEN THIS DOCTOR TALKS, YOU SHOULD LISTEN.

Thousands of people make an early exit each year and arrive on medical examiner Jan Garavaglia’s table. What is particularly sad about this is that many of these deaths could easily have been prevented. Although Dr. Garavaglia, or Dr. G, as she’s known to many... Read more >
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The Real Truth About Aging
The Real Truth About Aging
Written by Neil Shulman, M.D., Michael A. Silverman, M.D. and Adam G. Golden, MD
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591027195
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The Real Truth About Aging

Written by Neil Shulman, M.D., Michael A. Silverman, M.D. and Adam G. Golden, MD


Format: Trade Paperback, 422 pages
On Sale: May 26, 2009
Price: $21.99

As life expectancy continues to increase, millions of seniors are living well into their eighties and nineties. With the aging of the baby boomers, the population of senior citizens will swell dramatically in the coming decades. These statistics will inevitably draw more attention to the aging process. What should middle-aged people... Read more >
Paramedic
Paramedic
Written by Peter Canning
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ISBN: 9780307558930
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Paramedic
On the Front Lines of Medicine
Written by Peter Canning


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $7.99

In this unforgettable, dramatic account of one man's experience as an EMT, Peter Canning relives the nerve-racking seconds that can mean the difference between a patient's death and survival, as Canning struggles to make the right call, dispense the right medication, or keep a patient's heart beating long enough to reach... Read more >
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Powerful Medicines
Powerful Medicines
Written by Jerry Avorn, M.D.
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ISBN: 9780307489753
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Powerful Medicines
The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs
Written by Jerry Avorn, M.D.


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $13.99

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 >
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Insider's Guide to Better Nursing Home Care
Insider's Guide to Better Nursing Home Care
Written by Donna M. Reed
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591026716
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Insider's Guide to Better Nursing Home Care
75 Tips You Should Know
Written by Donna M. Reed


Format: Trade Paperback, 222 pages
On Sale: November 25, 2008
Price: $17.99

As the baby-boomer generation ages, nursing home care is likely to become a major social problem. New residents will put huge strains on already short staffing at a time when funding to government-assisted homes (75 percent of all nursing homes) is lower than ever.
Based on her ten years of... Read more >
How Not to Die
How Not to Die
Written by Jan Garavaglia,M.D.
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ISBN: 9780307410290
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How Not to Die
Surprising Lessons on Living Longer, Safer, and Healthier from America's Favorite Medical Examiner
Written by Jan Garavaglia,M.D.


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $13.99

WHEN THIS DOCTOR TALKS, YOU SHOULD LISTEN.

Thousands of people make an early exit each year and arrive on medical examiner Jan Garavaglia’s table. What is particularly sad about this is that many of these deaths could easily have been prevented. Although Dr. Garavaglia, or Dr. G, as she’s known to many... Read more >
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How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor
How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor
Written by Christopher M. Johnson, M.D.
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591026198
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How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor
A Handbook for Parents
Written by Christopher M. Johnson, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 299 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2008
Price: $18.99

A two-year-old develops a nasty cough and after experiencing breathing problems, his concerned parents take him to the emergency room. The doctor on call diagnoses his symptoms as croup, prescribes treatment, but days later the cough is no better. After another trip to the emergency room, x-rays, respiratory therapy, and treatment... Read more >
Living Time
Living Time
Written by Bernadine Healy
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ISBN: 9780553384543
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Living Time
Faith and Facts to Transform Your Cancer Journey
Written by Bernadine Healy


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $14.00

Living Time is at once a personal odyssey, an intimate doctor-patient communication, and a prescriptive guide for patients and their families. Writing with wit and humility, Dr. Bernadine Healy shares the hard-won insights that transformed her own struggle with a deadly cancer more than seven years ago, affirming her identity as... Read more >
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My Diabetes Organizer
My Diabetes Organizer
Written by Gina Barbetta and Val Rossi
Format: Board
ISBN: 9781578262618
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My Diabetes Organizer
The Essential Planner and Record-Keeper to Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes
Written by Gina Barbetta and Val Rossi


Format: Board, 86 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $24.95

The Essential Planner and Record-Keeper for People with Type 2 Diabetes

A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes means a lifetime of monitoring both diet and blood sugar. Packed with charts, guides, and advice, this complete health management system helps organize and simplify the lives of people with diabetes. With the planning tools... Read more >
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