Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 8)

SLOW DANCING WITH A STRANGER by Meryl Comer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A poignant love story with a powerful message."
Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer's Initiative CEO Comer offers an unvarnished account of her experience as her husband's caretaker after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Top-shelf instruction on the mechanics of the medical economy.
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Surgeon Ruggieri (Confessions of a Surgeon: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated…Life Behind the O.R. Doors, 2012) tutors readers on the economic forces that make the surgical theater tick.
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THE STORY OF PAIN by Joanna Bourke
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Bourke has done a fine job of detailing the story of pain and the folly it reveals. Sadly, the folly has not gone away."
A scholarly treatise on how pain and those who suffer from it have been regarded over the past three centuries in the Western world. Read full book review >
THE PRICE OF SILENCE by Liza Long
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 28, 2014

"A searing indictment of the lack of affordable care available for the treatment of mentally ill adolescents."
The mother of a mentally ill son who suffered from uncontrollable rages proves to be a powerful advocate for children with mental illness and their families. Read full book review >
DOCTORED by Sandeep Jauhar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A medical story about the loss of ideals and the corrections to course one makes as midlife and its responsibilities arrive, with insights into the overly complicated and often fraudulent state of health care today."
The further education of a doctor. Read full book review >

IN A ROCKET MADE OF ICE by Gail Gutradt
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Aug. 18, 2014

"A refreshing account of generous people devoting their time and energy to doing something right."
The moving story of a tiny community in Cambodia where children whose lives have been shattered by AIDS are cared for, educated and raised to live full lives in the outside world. Read full book review >
GENERATION RX by Erin Marie Daly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"This gripping memoir, enhanced by statistics and other stories of addiction, reveals the devastating human cost of failure to face the consequences of the epidemic spread of drug abuse."
After her 20-year-old brother, Pat, died from a heroin overdose, Daly gave up her prestigious job as a legal reporter to spend five years looking for an answer to the epidemic spread of addiction among children and young adults. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >