Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 7)

WORKING STIFF by Judy Melinek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A transfixing account of death, from the mundane to the oddly hair-raising."
A lively chronicle of a death investigator's days, from forensic pathologist Melinek and her husband, Mitchell. Read full book review >
Holistic Therapies for Adults with Neck Pain by Elizabeth Meuser
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Aug. 8, 2014

"A useful guide for open-minded readers looking for new ways to treat pain."
An overview of alternative and complementary treatments for neck pain.In this debut guide to holistic approaches to neck pain, Meuser and McMaster guide readers through unconventional approaches to treatment. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2014

"An unforgettable book."
The harrowing story of two brilliant immunologists, one Christian, one Jewish, who were separated during World War II yet found heroic ways to turn their typhus vaccine research against the Nazis. Read full book review >
THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN MACHINE, VOLUME 1 by Samy Veluchamy
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: July 15, 2014

"A handy reference that addresses the detection and treatment of common diseases and disorders."
The first in a two-volume health care guide for both laypersons and health care workers. Read full book review >
Physician's Guide to Surviving CGCAHPS & HCAHPS by Trina E. Dorrah
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: July 1, 2014

"A useful companion for doctors looking to improve patients' experiences."
A cleareyed debut guide to improving patient satisfaction, based on widely used health care surveys. Read full book review >

REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE THROUGH WEIGHT TRAINING by Ronald Deblois
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 28, 2014

"An accessible compendium of inspiration for serious exercise novices."
Deblois' high-energy how-to debut aims to lay the groundwork for a healthier lifestyle. Read full book review >
SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING by Mike Stobbe
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: June 26, 2014

"An important book for policymakers. Many readers will lament the declining state of a post that has contributed much to the country's health."
A richly detailed account of the rise and fall of the United States surgeon general. Read full book review >
NOW I SEE YOU by Nicole C. Kear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 2014

"A tender memoir about love, life and going blind."
The story of a woman navigating the life-changing effects of a degenerative disease. Read full book review >
DR. BONES911! by Philip Barron
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 20, 2014

"An accessible, eye-opening guidebook to the benefits of chiropractic therapy."
A comprehensive look at the effectiveness of chiropractic care in dealing with a wide array of health problems. Read full book review >
THE MINISTRY OF THIN by Emma Woolf
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 10, 2014

"Relevant, engrossing and sure to help liberate those in the throes of a weight battle or lifestyle crisis."
A thorough analysis of our weight-obsessed culture. Read full book review >
BREATHING POISON by Anthony Rebuck
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A prosaic but occasionally intriguing outline of a vastly underdocumented disease."
An investigation into the state of lung health in Asia. Read full book review >
WAIST TRAINING 101 by Vanna B.
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 4, 2014

"More of a pamphlet than a book, this is a useful introduction for those interested in learning about the waist-training lifestyle."
A brief guide to waist slimming via corsets. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frank Bruni
March 31, 2015

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. “Written in a lively style but carrying a wallop, this is a book that family and educators cannot afford to overlook as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of college admissions,” our reviewer writes. View video >