Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 5)

CURED by Nathalia Holt
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 >
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"The easy-to-follow charts and uplifting tone will make this book an invaluable resource for many readers struggling with the scale."
Suiter's guide introduces readers to the author's flexible, effective plan for long-term, healthy weight loss. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"A slim, worthwhile handbook to tackling a new cancer diagnosis."
A cancer survivor offers practical solutions for navigating a diagnosis of malignancy. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >