Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 5)

LIFE, ANIMATED by Ron Suskind
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"A master journalistic storyteller tells his family's own story."
A deeply felt, movingly written account of raising an autistic son. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 26, 2014

"Comprehensive, cogent and smartly packaged; should have great appeal to those with a real interest in better body management."
This unique guide is cleverly constructed to explain the operation and health of the human body in business terms. Read full book review >

ON THE CANCER FRONTIER by Paul A. Marks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2014

"On a level with Lewis Thomas for its clarity and verve in presenting the science of the cell and the ability of cancer to assume multiple guises."
Former Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center president and CEO Marks delivers a panoramic view of developments in cancer research and treatment over the last 40 years, from both the researchers' and administrators' perspectives. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Serious charges voiced in strong language, certain to be met with rebuttals from those whose ox has just been gored, and a must-read for any man concerned about his prostate."
The scientist who discovered the prostate specific antigen in 1970 explains emphatically why he considers use of the PSA test for routinely screening healthy men for cancer to be a profit-driven national disaster. Read full book review >
THE RISE OF SUPERMAN by Steven Kotler
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A thrill ride of a book, empowering in its implications of what any individual can achieve."
Every kind of human performance—a record-breaking athletic feat, a major scientific breakthrough, a stunning jazz solo—is made possible by tapping into an elusive and extraordinary state of consciousness called "flow." Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 4, 2014

"An important challenge to the naysayers on both sides of the political divide."
Emanuel (Medical Ethics and Health Policy/Univ. of Pennsylvania; Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family, 2013, etc.) views the Affordable Care Act as a success story. Read full book review >
HOW YOUR DOCTOR IS SLOWLY KILLING YOU by Angela DeRosa
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 1, 2014

"A passionate women's-health guide."
An Arizona-based physician aims to help women live better lives through hormone replacement therapy in this debut self-help guide. Read full book review >
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 >
CHANGE CONTROL DIET by Harry H. Suiter
HEALTH & MEDICINE
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 >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
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 >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >