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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande

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English

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297

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October 07, 2014

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<p><b></b><br /><b>In <i>Being Mortal</i>, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending</b><br /><b></b><br />Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.</p><p>Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.<br />Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, <i>Being Mortal</i> asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.</p>
The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
by Dr. Jason Fung

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English

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308

Publication Date

March 03, 2016

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Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones鈥攊n everyone鈥攁nd only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss.<br /><br />In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight鈥攆or good.
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Tea...
by Michael Pollan

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English

Pages

474

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b><b><b><b><i>New York Times Book Review</i>聽10 Best Books of 2018</b></b><br /><br />A<i> New York Times </i>Notable Book聽<br /><br />The #1 <i>New York Times</i>聽bestseller.<br /><br />A brilliant and brave investigation聽into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences </b></b><br /><br />When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research.<br /><br />A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, <i>How to Change Your Mind</i> is a triumph of participatory journalism. By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

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English

Pages

405

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p><strong>A<em> New York Times</em>, <em>USA Today, </em>and<em> Wall Street Journal</em> Bestseller!</strong><br /><strong>Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf Bookclub Selection - May/June 2018 </strong></p><p>"<strong>the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still</strong>."鈥擭PR Books </p><p><em>The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger</em></p><p>The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.</p><p>Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive 鈥?until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.</p><p>But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. </p><p>Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, <em>The Radium Girls</em> fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...</p>
Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Mos...
by David M. Oshinsky

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English

Pages

372

Publication Date

November 15, 2016

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<b>From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. </b><br /><br />Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime victims, vicious psychopaths, assorted derelicts, lunatics, and exotic-disease sufferers. In its two and a half centuries of service, there was hardly an epidemic or social catastrophe鈥攐r groundbreaking scientific advance鈥攖hat did not touch Bellevue.<br />聽聽聽聽 David Oshinsky, whose last book, <i>Polio: An American Story</i>, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, chronicles the history of America's oldest hospital and in so doing also charts the rise of New York to the nation's preeminent city, the path of American medicine from butchery and quackery to a professional and scientific endeavor, and the growth of a civic institution. From its origins in 1738 as an almshouse and pesthouse, Bellevue today is a revered public hospital bringing first-class care to anyone in need. With its diverse, ailing, and unprotesting patient population, the hospital was a natural laboratory for the nation's first clinical research. It treated tens of thousands of Civil War soldiers, launched the first civilian ambulance corps and the first nursing school for women, pioneered medical photography and psychiatric treatment, and spurred New York City to establish the country's first official Board of Health. <br />聽聽聽聽 As medical technology advanced, "voluntary" hospitals began to seek out patients willing to pay for their care. For charity cases, it was left to Bellevue to fill the void. The latter decades of the twentieth century brought rampant crime, drug addiction, and homelessness to the nation's struggling cities鈥攑roblems that called a public hospital's very survival into question. It took the AIDS crisis to cement Bellevue's enduring place as New York's ultimate safety net, the iconic hospital of last resort. Lively, page-turning, fascinating, <i>Bellevue</i> is essential American history.
The Only Skill that Matters: The Proven Methodology to Read Faste...
by Jonathan A. Levi

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English

Pages

130

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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In the next ten years, every knowledge worker on earth will become one of two things: invaluable or obsolete. No matter the industry, the pace of progress and new information is faster today than ever before in human history鈥攁nd it鈥檚 accelerating exponentially.<BR><BR>In this new reality, how can we possibly hope to keep up? How can we learn, unlearn, and relearn fast enough to stay relevant in the world to come?<BR><BR>In <i>The Only Skill That Matters</i>, <B>Jonathan Levi</B> unveils a powerful, neuroscience-based approach to reading faster, remembering more, and learning more effectively. You鈥檒l master the ancient techniques being used by world record holders and competitive memory athletes to unlock the incredible capacity of the human brain. You鈥檒l learn to double or triple your reading speed, enhance your focus, and optimize your cognitive performance. Most importantly, you鈥檒l be empowered to confidently approach any subject鈥攆rom technical skills, to names and faces, to foreign languages, and even speeches鈥攁nd learn it with ease.
Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to to Activate Your...
by , Billie Fitzpatrick

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English

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323

Publication Date

May 19, 2015

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<p>A neuroscientist transforms the way we think about our brain, our health, and our personal happiness in this clear, informative, and inspiring guide鈥攁 blend of personal memoir, science narrative, and immediately useful takeaways that bring the human brain into focus as never before, revealing the powerful connection between exercise, learning, memory, and cognitive abilities.</p><p>Nearing forty, Dr. Wendy Suzuki was at the pinnacle of her career. An award-winning university professor and world-renowned neuroscientist, she had tenure, her own successful research lab, prestigious awards, and international renown.</p><p>That鈥檚 when to celebrate her birthday, she booked an adventure trip that forced her to wake up to a startling reality: despite her professional success, she was overweight, lonely, and tired and knew that her life had to change.聽 Wendy started simply鈥攂y going to an exercise class. Eventually, she noticed an improvement in her memory, her energy levels, and her ability to work quickly and move from task to task easily. Not only did Wendy begin to get fit, but she also became <em>sharper</em>, had more energy, and her memory improved.聽 Being a neuroscientist, she wanted to know <em>why</em>.</p><p>What she learned transformed her body and her life. Now, it can transform yours.</p><p>Wendy discovered that there is a biological connection between exercise, mindfulness, and action. With exercise, your body feels more alive and your brain actually <em>performs</em> better.聽 Yes鈥攜ou can make yourself smarter. In this fascinating book, Suzuki makes neuroscience easy to understand, interweaving her personal story with groundbreaking research, and offering practical, short exercises鈥? minute Brain Hacks鈥攖o engage your mind and improve your memory, your ability to learn new skills, and function more efficiently.</p><p>Taking us on an amazing journey inside the brain as never before, Suzuki helps us unlock the keys to neuroplasticity that can change our brains, or bodies, and, ultimately, our lives.</p>
Live Pain-free: Eliminate Chronic Pain without Drugs or Surgery
by Lee Albert NMT

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English

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162

Publication Date

February 15, 2018

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<b>Don鈥檛 let chronic pain control you!</b><br /><br />Take charge of your health today with <i>Live Pain Free: Eliminate Chronic Pain without Drugs or Surgery</i>. You will quickly learn how to enjoy permanent pain relief in only a few minutes a day.<br /><br />Neuromuscular Therapist Lee Albert shares his Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT) techniques, which were designed to eliminate pain rather than simply hide the symptoms. <b>They have already been used by thousands of people to successfully reduce or get rid of their chronic pain.</b> This system can help you to correct the misalignments in your own body today. <br /><br />With easy-to-follow instructions and illustrative photos, <i>Live Pain Free</i> delivers simple therapeutic techniques that:<br /><br />鈥?Require no previous experience <br /> 鈥?Require no special equipment <br /> 鈥?Fit your busy lifestyle<br /> 鈥?Can be done in bed <br /> 鈥?Can be done on the couch<br /> 鈥?Can be done at the office<br /><br />Get your body back into balance and back to health like the people below by using some simple techniques that you can do right now. <br /><br /><b>鈥淚 had a sensation of what I remember about being seven years old, and realized that it was complete freedom from pain. Even though I had very minor, nondebilitating pain in the rest of my body, I didn鈥檛 realize how it might feel to be without it.鈥?lt;/b> - <i>SARK, author of Succulent Wild Woman</i><br /><br /><b>"Integrated Positional Therapy makes perfect anatomic sense, and has helped me effectively relieve pain in patients with fibromyalgia, migraines, tension headaches, chronic low back pain, ankylosing spondylitis, shoulder pain - the list goes on and on."</b> - <i>Lisa C. Oliver, MD</i><br /><br /><b>"Its use would yield vast savings in medical care costs, while at the same time sparing patients the additional burden of further injury caused by unnecessary medical treatment."</b> - <i>Clifford Schilke, M.D.</i><br /><br />What are <i>you</i> waiting for?
Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates...
by Dawson Church

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English

Pages

344

Publication Date

June 12, 2018

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<p><b>Best Health Book</b>聽<b>of 2018聽</b>- American Book Fest.<br /><b>Best Science Books of 2018</b> - Bookbub.</p><p>Every creation begins as a thought, from a symphony to a marriage to an ice cream cone to a rocket launch. When we have an intention, a complex chain of events begins in our brains. Thoughts travel as electrical impulses along neural pathways. When neurons fire together they wire together, creating electromagnetic fields. These fields are invisible energy, yet they influence the molecules of matter around us the way a magnet organizes iron filings.</p><p>In <i>Mind to Matter</i>, award-winning researcher Dawson Church explains the science showing how our minds create matter. Different intentions produce different fields and different material creations. The thoughts and energy fields we cultivate in our minds condition the atoms and molecules around us. We can now trace the science behind each link in chain from thought to thing, showing the surprising ways in which our intentions create the material world.聽</p><p>The science in the book is illustrated by many authentic case histories of people who harnessed the extraordinary power of the mind to create. They include:</p><p>鈥?Adeline, whose Stage 4 cancer disappeared after she imagined "healing stars" <br />鈥?Raymond Aaron and two of his clients, each of whom manifested $1 million in the same week<br /> 鈥?Elon Musk, who bounced back from devastating tragedy to found Tesla and SpaceX <br />鈥?Graham Phillips, who grew the emotional regulation part of his brain by 22.8% in two months <br />鈥?Jennifer Graf, whose grandfather鈥檚 long-dead radio came to life to play love songs the day of her wedding <br />鈥?Harold, whose 80% hearing loss reversed in an hour <br />鈥?Joe Marana, whose deceased sister comforted him from beyond the grave <br />鈥?Rick Geggie, whose clogged arteries cleared up the night before cardiac surgery <br />鈥?Matthias Rust, a teen whose "airplane flight for peace" changed the fate of superpowers <br />鈥?Wanda Burch, whose dream about cancer told the surgeon exactly where to look for it <br />鈥?An MIT freshman student who can precipitate sodium crystals with his mind <br />鈥?John, who found himself floating out of his body and returned to find his AIDS healed <br />鈥?Dean, whose cortisol levels dropped by 48% in a single hour</p><p>In <i>Mind to Matter</i>, Dawson Church shows that these outcomes aren鈥檛 a lucky accident only a few people experience. Neuroscientists have measured a specific brain wave formula that is linked to manifestation. This "flow state" can be learned and applied by anyone. New discoveries in epigenetics, neuroscience, electromagnetism, psychology, vibration, and quantum physics connect each step in the process by which mind creates matter. They show that the whole universe is self-organizing, and when our minds are in a state of flow, they coordinate with nature's emergent intelligence to produce synchronous outcomes. The book contained over 150 photos and illustrations that explain the process, while an "Extended Play" section at the end of each chapter provides additional resources. As <i>Mind to Matter</i> drops each piece of the scientific puzzle into place, it leaves us with a profound understanding of the enormous creative potential of our minds. It also gives us a road map to cultivating these remarkable brain states in our daily lives.</p>
It Starts with the Egg (Second Edition): How the Science of Egg ...
by Rebecca Fett

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English

Pages

328

Publication Date

February 28, 2019

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A practical and evidence-backed approach for improving egg quality and fertility鈥?fully revised and updated in 2019. <br /><br />The latest scientific research reveals that egg quality has a powerful impact on how long it takes to get pregnant and the risk of miscarriage. Poor egg quality is in fact the single most important cause of age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles. <br /><br />Based on a vast array of scientific research, It Starts with the Egg provides a comprehensive program for improving egg quality in three months, with specific advice tailored to a variety of fertility challenges鈥?including endometriosis, unexplained infertility, diminished ovarian reserve, PCOS, and recurrent miscarriage. <br /><br />With concrete strategies such as minimizing exposure to common toxins, choosing the right vitamins and supplements to safeguard developing eggs, and harnessing nutritional advice shown to boost IVF success rates, this book offers practical solutions that will help you get pregnant faster and deliver a healthy baby. <br /><br />鈥淩ebecca Fett鈥檚 first edition of 鈥業t Starts with the Egg鈥?revolutionized the way the fertility community viewed supplements and the impact of environmental toxins on reproductive health. Through summarizing evidence-based research, she took the guess work out of recommendations. I鈥檓 thrilled to have a new edition to recommend to my patients."<br />- Dr. Lora Shahine, M.D., FACOG, Director of the Center for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at Pacific NW Fertility,

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