Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 2)

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A dignified, intensely personal journey of survival."
A two-year ordeal with breast cancer conveyed with frank prose and stunning photography. Read full book review >
CAFFEINATED by Murray Carpenter
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 13, 2014

"Carpenter's entertaining narrative dissects caffeine's circuitous route into consumer culture and its tenacious hold on the human mind and body."
Having opined on caffeine for various publications, including the New York Times and Wired, Carpenter delivers a compelling compendium of facts and figures on this "largely unregulated drug." 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 >
JO FROST'S TODDLER RULES by Jo Frost
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Common-sense and practical advice on raising young children by an expert in the field."
The Supernanny delivers a guidebook to aid parents with rambunctious toddlers. 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 >
MEDICINE DOG by Julia Szabo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"A gutsy, consciousness-raising book about fistulas, dogs and stem cell therapy."
One woman's frank medical memoir about saving her dogs and herself. Read full book review >
SHADOWS IN THE SUN by Gayathri Ramprasad
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"A well-written, novellike story offering hope for recovery for families in the throes of mental illness."
Ramprasad chronicles her harrowing journey through depression, from which she emerged with the light of hope to become a mental health advocate. 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 >
ADHD DOES NOT EXIST by Richard Saul
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 1, 2014

"A provocative, valuable guide for parents, school personnel and medical practitioners who deal with individuals showing symptoms routinely attributed to ADHD."
Respected American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Neurology fellow Saul makes the controversial claim that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is routinely misdiagnosed. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: March 1, 2014

"An enjoyable illumination of "that most private and shadowy territory, our emotions.""
A molecular biologist offers a meditation on the different ways in which we can know ourselves. Read full book review >
GHOSTBELLY by Elizabeth Heineman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"At times self-indulgent but provocative."
A wrenching account of how the author gave birth to a stillborn baby and coped with the loss of her child. Read full book review >