Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 9)

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: July 2, 2013

"An important addition to feminist literature that calls upon women to reject a spurious equality "whose consequences in broken families, broken hearts, and broken futures, are all too real" and face up to the problem of alcohol dependency before it takes over their lives."
Glaser (The Nose: A Profile of Sex, Beauty, and Survival, 2004, etc.) probes the shift from the days of feminists like Carry Nation, popularly known as "the saloon destroyer," to the "Cosmopolitan-sipping" Carrie Bradshaw. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2013

"A nicely crafted biography that also offers Civil War buffs an unusual ambulance-wagon view of the great conflict."
The first full treatment of the father of battlefield medicine. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 25, 2013

"A somewhat overwritten eye-opener about medical advances achieved on the backs of society's weakest members."
The harrowing story of the exploitation of institutionalized children in American medical research. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 20, 2013

"A problematic prescription for an infirm industry."
In his debut, Perry, a practicing physician for 40 years, examines the ailing American health care system and proposes a solution. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 18, 2013

"An engaging warning against a hopeless search for the fountain of youth that overlooks some of the painful issues of retirement, such as loss of savings, debt and adult children needing financial and emotional support."
Mental health counselor and self-help guru Gurian (The Invisible Presence: How a Man's Relationship with His Mother Affects All His Relationships with Women, 2012, etc.) moves up the age spectrum to discuss how to embrace the experience of getting older. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 18, 2013

"A rousing good read, strong on human interest and filled with appalling and amazing data."
A pull-no-punches attack on the hucksterism of alternative medicine and an exposé of the federal government's failure to regulate the vitamin and supplement industry. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 2013

"Doubly moving in light of Relin's own untimely death."
The tortuous route of two intrepid eye doctors, one Nepalese, one American, in their journey to eradicate preventable blindness in the Himalayas. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 17, 2013

"Uninspiring but mostly sensible advice for weight loss."
A handbook for weight management based on Clark's experiences as a family practitioner. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 15, 2013

"Anyone dealing with a medical mystery will be intrigued by the author's conclusions on the importance of healthy thyroid function."
A physician argues that undiagnosed hypothyroidism is the cause of many common medical conditions. Read full book review >
Tangled Expectations by Cathy Asselin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2013

"Both serious and fun; a gripping, moving account."
One woman's journey through illness and alternative medicine. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 11, 2013

"A fascinating treatment of a complex subject."
Martin, the curator of biological anthropology at the Field Museum in Chicago, examines reproduction from "the basic biology of sperms and eggs up to the complexities of birth control and assisted reproduction." Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 11, 2013

"A must-read for yogis (or would-be yogis) who enjoy a little snarkiness with their savasana"
DiVello takes readers on her voyage of self-discovery as she explores the worlds of banking and yoga in her debut memoir. Read full book review >