Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 5)

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 >
LIVING A CENTURY OR MORE by William Cortvriendt
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 >

THE ANTIDOTE by Barry Werth
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 >
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 >
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"A look at traditional Chinese medicine's ability to protect against food allergies that could generate considerable buzz in the medical community."
This detailed scientific analysis puts traditional Chinese medicine forward as a strong contender for treating food allergies. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 24, 2014

"An invaluable guide to acquiring the kind of bedside manner that fosters happier and healthier patients, not to mention gratified health care providers."
A handy guide for health care professionals seeking to improve patient communication and care. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"In-depth, supportive information on navigating the complex road of parenting twins."
Twiniversity website founder Diaz delivers a comprehensive guide for parents of twins, from prenatal care through the first year of child development. Read full book review >
Beating Arthritis: Alternative Cooking by Baker Dan
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"A colorful, thorough cookbook that introduces a variety of recipes for those suffering from arthritis."
This alternative cookbook offers a variety of foods that aid in the alleviation of arthritis in the form of creative recipes that veer away from the conventional. Read full book review >
MERCY by Ebb Galvin
Released: Nov. 7, 2013

"An accessible, persuasive medical memoir."
An intelligent, meticulously researched history of a controversial cancer treatment called "heated chemo." Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"An important attempt to shift the discussion on health in the United States."
Bradley (Public Health/Yale Univ.) and Harvard presidential scholar Taylor examine why Americans are less healthy than others around the world, even though the United States spends more on health. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A must-read for fitness buffs and beefy enough to whet the appetite of even the most inert couch potato."
With an investigative journalist's penchant for exposing the underside of popular movements, Black (Yes, You Can! Behind the Hype and Hustle of the Motivation Biz, 2006) presents an engrossing history of fitness in the United States. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Despite minor flaws, Donovan provides a veritable smorgasbord of nutritious thoughts for anyone interested in the topic of healing."
Donovan presents radical theories of illness and healing in this philosophical, thought-provoking debut. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >