Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 7)

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Honest and compassionate thoughts on helping the elderly through the process of dying."
A forthright memoir on illness and investigation of how to improve end-of-life scenarios. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"With apparent effortlessness, Fink tells the Memorial story with cogency and atmosphere."
Pulitzer Prize-winning medical journalist/investigator Fink (War Hospital, 2003) submits a sophisticated, detailed recounting of what happened at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Nothing groundbreaking, but a candid and inspiring true story of conquering obesity."
One woman's journey of weight loss. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"May help sufferers gain insight and move along with life, if they're not put off by the cloying tone and conventional wisdom."
Psychological exercises to help individuals recover from abusive relationships. Read full book review >
MIND WITHOUT A HOME by Kristina Morgan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Inventive, jaggedly lyrical and disturbing."
A poet's anguished memoir about her struggles with schizophrenia and alcoholism. Read full book review >

CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A well-designed initiative to redress the villainization of marijuana."
A sensible approach to the legalization of marijuana that pits the plant against alcohol, from Fox and Tvert (Marijuana Policy Project) and Armentano (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A riveting chronicle of stunning achievement against the odds."
Just days from his 13th birthday, Daniel Trush suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage; this is the story of his miraculous recovery, recounted by Preisler (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Skin Deep, 2010, etc.) and the Trush family. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"A thorough and nuanced presentation of the state of the science of cancer research, refreshing in its honest appraisal that the war is far from over."
Not quite "abandon all hope," but there's not much to cheer about in this wide-angled survey of where we are in the fight against cancer. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"An important book that offers rarely heard warnings about the medical profession."
Isager, in this consistently intriguing book, warns that Western medicine is blindly, or perhaps willfully, dismissing symptoms of multisystem illnesses. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Anyone struggling to understand autism will be grateful for the book and translation."
A 13-year-old Japanese author illuminates his autism from within, making a connection with those who find the condition frustrating, mysterious or impenetrable. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Aug. 22, 2013

"An important book by a refreshingly candid author who shares his vast knowledge in the interests of the needy."
Psychiatrist Torrey (The Insanity Offense: How America's Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens, 2008, etc.) returns to the battleground of reform with another book about the inability of government agencies and private institutions to care well for the severely mentally ill. Read full book review >
CRACKED by James Davies
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Disturbing and uncompromising."
Exposé of the practices of contemporary psychiatry and its uncomfortable, perhaps even dangerous, relationship with pharmaceutical companies who profit from an increasingly medicated public. Read full book review >