Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 9)

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: May 6, 2014

"While the book gives outsiders a peek into the inner workings of a large medical group, its message is directed primarily at members of the medical profession, more specifically, to those in management positions."
The executive director of the Permanente Foundation argues that physicians are the key to creating a health care system that is patient-centered, safe, equitable, accessible and affordable. Read full book review >
POP  by Pamela Peery
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 6, 2014

"A solid, supportive advice book to help women through the physical and mental work of childbirth."
An accessible debut guidebook for pregnant women. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 6, 2014

"A good starting place for diet and fitness newbies, but it's best supplemented by more heavily researched, detailed approaches."
Fondren's fitness and diet approach is based on her experiences running her Shape Up program in Mississippi. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"A moving volume suffused with pain, hope and bravery."
A bittersweet chronicle about caretaking for the nonlethal casualties of war. Read full book review >
EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING by Robin Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"At-times inspirational memoir about a journalist's battle with a grave disease she had to face while also dealing with her mother's passing."
With the assistance of Chambers (co-author; Yes, Chef, 2012, etc.), broadcaster Roberts (From the Heart: Eight Rules to Live By, 2008) chronicles her struggles with myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare condition that affects blood and bone marrow. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Compelling childbirth narratives told from fresh perspectives."
Thirty-one female writers (including the editors) narrate their highly personal experiences of giving birth, beginning with the choices they made in advance, and how the reality compared with their expectations. Read full book review >
INHERITANCE by Sharon Moalem
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Readers may occasionally seek less of Moalem's enthusiasm and ego, but he has a lot of solid information to convey and a stylish way of telling it."
A compendium of facts and case studies on genes. Read full book review >
The Great Ulcer War by William S. Hughes
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 15, 2014

"A well-written story of medicine, money and politics written by a knowledgeable physician."
An engaging slice of recent medical history and controversy.In this debut book on the history of medicine, Hughes does a remarkable job of balancing the researcher's precision with the storyteller's understanding of his audience. Read full book review >
MISSING MICROBES by Martin J. Blaser
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 8, 2014

"Credit Blaser for displaying the wonders and importance of a vast underworld we are jeopardizing but cannot live without."
Infectious disease specialist Blaser makes an impassioned plea for maintaining the biodiversity of the ecosystem that exists in and on our bodies: the human microbiome. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 8, 2014

"Mostly stimulating stories of women's achievements sure to generate new ideas; best read in doses."
Success stories from women who have taken their lives in new directions. Read full book review >
THE REMEDY by Thomas Goetz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2014

"A beguiling real-life medical detective story."
The story of a pair of unlikely heroes who crossed paths in Berlin in 1890 and forever changed the landscapes of medicine and literature. Read full book review >
The Elder Care Helper Guide by Susan Cherco
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 7, 2014

"User-oriented and pertinent; highly valuable to anyone looking to learn more about long-term care."
An authoritative, comprehensive guide to long-term care options. 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 >