Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 3)

A BREAST CANCER ALPHABET by Madhulika Sikka
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Insightful, helpful comments on living with breast cancer."
A compilation of thoughts by a woman with breast cancer. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Essential outreach on embracing and effectively managing a loved one's addiction."
A sensible, family-focused guide to substance abuse. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"An important contribution to his stated aim of promoting "an adult national conversation about depression.""
A call for a new "diagnostic and therapeutic" paradigm for treating depression by framing it as a mood disorder rather than a disease. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"In the spreading shadow of dementia, Alzheimer's and other long-term diseases, Lake discovers hope, comfort and continued questions for the future."
A penetrating glimpse into the modern world of caregiving. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A rather grandiose self-assessment that may appeal to someone whose life has been saved by the Heimlich maneuver—not likely to reach a wider readership."
A self-promoting memoir from the inventor of the abdominal thrust technique that bears his name. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"A nuanced, revelatory account of the role of sexual freedom in modern intimacy."
Journalist Krasnow (The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married, 2011, etc.) shares the skinny on women's sex lives. Read full book review >
LIVING A CENTURY OR MORE by William Cortvriendt
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"An engaging self-help book that offers a clear road map for extending one's life span."
Clean living improves the odds for a long life, according to this fascinating primer on the medical realities of aging. Read full book review >
HOPE EMERGES by Joseph Macenka
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 5, 2014

"A well-researched, compassionately observed study of intensive rehabilitation, its complexities and, most of all, its people."
Macenka, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, details the leading edge of trauma treatment at the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, where service members with horrifying injuries receive sensitive, well-rounded care. Read full book review >
THE ANTIDOTE by Barry Werth
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A revealing, readable book about "some of competitive capitalism's most complicated science and most cutthroat marketing maneuvers.""
This follow-up to the author's book about upstart Vertex Pharmaceuticals (The Billion-Dollar Molecule: One Company's Quest for the Perfect Drug, 1994) details the firm's transition from boutique creative group to profitable prescription drug maker. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Foreman's text underscores the fact that pain really is an extraordinarily complex phenomenon that requires more research. If we continue head-in-the-sand policies, we will remain a nation in pain."
Encyclopedic in scope, this book on chronic pain also tells the personal story of the author, a Boston-based, nationally syndicated health columnist. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"An impressive primer on the roles of energy and consciousness in the physical world and human healing."
A Western doctor's persuasive testament to energy healing. Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"A look at traditional Chinese medicine's ability to protect against food allergies that could generate considerable buzz in the medical community."
This detailed scientific analysis puts traditional Chinese medicine forward as a strong contender for treating food allergies. Read full book review >