Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 8)

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 >
TRAUMA RED by Peter Rhee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Not for the squeamish, the book provides a fascinating glimpse into a world of rapid life-or-death decisions and actions."
From the chief of trauma at Tucson's University Medical Center, where Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was taken after the mass shooting in 2011, comes a memoir filled with explicit details about repairing horrific damage to human bodies. Read full book review >
LEARNING TO BREATHE FIRE by J.C. Herz
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 3, 2014

"A vigorously written must-read for exercise enthusiasts primed for the ultimate fitness challenge."
Former New York Times columnist and Rolling Stone rock critic Herz (Joystick Nation: How Videogames Ate Our Quarters, Won Our Hearts, and Rewired Our Minds, 1997, etc.) shares her enthusiasm for the CrossFit strength and conditioning movement. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >