Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 5)

MERCY by Ebb Galvin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2013

"An accessible, persuasive medical memoir.   "
An intelligent, meticulously researched history of a controversial cancer treatment called "heated chemo." Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

Bradley (Public Health/Yale Univ.) and Harvard presidential scholar Taylor examine why Americans are less healthy than others around the world, even though the United States spends more on health.

The authors show that comparisons between health expenditures and outcomes are misleading since they count different things. Read full book review >


Fascinomas - Fascinating Medical Mysteries by Clifton K. Meador
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"A quick, enjoyable book of health-related who- and whatdunits."
Meador (Medicine/Vanderbilt Univ.; True Medical Detective Stories, 2012, etc.) offers a pleasant set of anecdotes about puzzling symptoms and the work of the "physician detective." Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"A must-read for fitness buffs and beefy enough to whet the appetite of even the most inert couch potato."
With an investigative journalist's penchant for exposing the underside of popular movements, Black (Yes, You Can! Behind the Hype and Hustle of the Motivation Biz, 2006) presents an engrossing history of fitness in the United States. Read full book review >
FORTY YEARS OF SACRED SPACE by Patrick Donovan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Despite minor flaws, Donovan provides a veritable smorgasbord of nutritious thoughts for anyone interested in the topic of healing."
Donovan presents radical theories of illness and healing in this philosophical, thought-provoking debut. Read full book review >

The St Vincent's Hospital Handbook of Clinical Psychogeriatrics by St Vincent's Psychogeriatric Team
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"An enlightening quick-reference handbook for health and social service professionals working with elderly patients, but some sections might be too technical for the average reader."
This medical handbook covers a wide variety of topics related to diagnosing and caring for elderly people with psychiatric issues. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 30, 2013

"Neither sugarcoated nor overly raw, a cathartic, spiritually uplifting book to help cancer survivors overcome the lasting effects of treatment and get on with their lives. "
A heartfelt, well-crafted handbook about the effects of cancer treatments. Read full book review >
Secrets to a Pain Free Life by Reza Ghorbani
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 28, 2013

"A hopeful, helpful resource for readers who might want to reach for something other than aspirin."
East meets West in this debut guide to techniques and treatments for managing pain. Read full book review >
HEART by Dick Cheney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Gives meaning to the phrase "a heartbeat away," especially when applied to an official who could possibly ascend to the highest office in the land."
The former vice president shares a detailed history of his heart attacks, alternating sections with the doctor who has supervised the surgeries to keep him alive despite multiple near-death experiences. Read full book review >
UNFAT THE NATION by Nilar U.
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"A short, heavy-handed attempt to improve American health."
A doctor's rant on the obesity epidemic. Read full book review >
MALIGNANT by S. Lochlann Jain
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Not a pretty story, but a heartfelt communication to patients and families that merits study by government agencies, policymakers and health professionals."
A dark journey into cancer as it is understood, diagnosed and treated in America today. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A flawed but compelling discourse chronicling the "dual dictates of devotion and desire.""
The chance bonding of an outspoken NPR correspondent and a gay priest bridges the gap between faith and sexuality. Read full book review >