Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 3)

CURED by Nathalia Holt
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"An astute AIDS retrospective blended with contemporary updates on aggressive medical strategies."
A fascinating discourse on how medical science is zeroing in on an HIV vaccine after several anomalous triumphs. Read full book review >
A BREAST CANCER ALPHABET by Madhulika Sikka
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Insightful, helpful comments on living with breast cancer."
A compilation of thoughts by a woman with breast cancer. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Essential outreach on embracing and effectively managing a loved one's addiction."
A sensible, family-focused guide to substance abuse. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"An important contribution to his stated aim of promoting "an adult national conversation about depression.""
A call for a new "diagnostic and therapeutic" paradigm for treating depression by framing it as a mood disorder rather than a disease. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"In the spreading shadow of dementia, Alzheimer's and other long-term diseases, Lake discovers hope, comfort and continued questions for the future."
A penetrating glimpse into the modern world of caregiving. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A rather grandiose self-assessment that may appeal to someone whose life has been saved by the Heimlich maneuver—not likely to reach a wider readership."
A self-promoting memoir from the inventor of the abdominal thrust technique that bears his name. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"A nuanced, revelatory account of the role of sexual freedom in modern intimacy."
Journalist Krasnow (The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married, 2011, etc.) shares the skinny on women's sex lives. Read full book review >
LIVING A CENTURY OR MORE by William Cortvriendt
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"An engaging self-help book that offers a clear road map for extending one's life span."
Clean living improves the odds for a long life, according to this fascinating primer on the medical realities of aging. Read full book review >
HOPE EMERGES by Joseph Macenka
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 5, 2014

"A well-researched, compassionately observed study of intensive rehabilitation, its complexities and, most of all, its people."
Macenka, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, details the leading edge of trauma treatment at the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, where service members with horrifying injuries receive sensitive, well-rounded care. Read full book review >
THE ANTIDOTE by Barry Werth
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A revealing, readable book about "some of competitive capitalism's most complicated science and most cutthroat marketing maneuvers.""
This follow-up to the author's book about upstart Vertex Pharmaceuticals (The Billion-Dollar Molecule: One Company's Quest for the Perfect Drug, 1994) details the firm's transition from boutique creative group to profitable prescription drug maker. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Foreman's text underscores the fact that pain really is an extraordinarily complex phenomenon that requires more research. If we continue head-in-the-sand policies, we will remain a nation in pain."
Encyclopedic in scope, this book on chronic pain also tells the personal story of the author, a Boston-based, nationally syndicated health columnist. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"An impressive primer on the roles of energy and consciousness in the physical world and human healing."
A Western doctor's persuasive testament to energy healing. Read full book review >