Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 6)

TELLING SILENCES by Hillel Halkin
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"Riveting, revealing stories of patient denial."
A superb collection of real-life medical mysteries. Read full book review >
MOTHERS WHO CAN'T LOVE by Susan Forward
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A useful challenge to accepted wisdom about the normally taboo subject of mother love, with helpful tips on how to jump-start the healing process."
Therapist Forward (Toxic In-Laws: Loving Strategies for Protecting Your Marriage, 2001, etc.) explains how recognizing the reality of an abusive mother-daughter relationship is a necessary first step in dealing with psychological problems. Read full book review >

WHEN RAIN HURTS by Mary Evelyn Greene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A useful, inspiring cautionary tale for prospective adoptive parents."
A searingly candid chronicle of the heroic struggle of two adoptive parents to raise their multiply disabled son. Read full book review >
DRINK by Ann Dowsett Johnston
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A compelling sociological study and memoir."
Award-winning Canadian journalist Johnston expands on her 14-part Toronto Star series on women and alcohol. Read full book review >
Four Quadrant Living by Dina Colman
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Useful tools for living a more balanced life."
An easy approach to integrating different realms of your life and achieving a healthy lifestyle. Read full book review >

THE SAVVY INSOMNIAC by Lois Maharg
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Sept. 27, 2013

"A friendly, informative guide for those seeking a good night's sleep."
A thorough guide to the physical and psychological aspects of insomnia. Read full book review >
THE END OF PLAGUES by John Rhodes
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"By no means the end of plagues, but a wonderful account of the end of smallpox and the man who deserves full credit for devising one of the safest and most effective means of prevention."
The end of at least one plague, smallpox, is the centerpiece in immunologist Rhodes' saga of humanity's attempts to overcome infectious disease. Read full book review >
RAISING HENRY by Rachel Adams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"An illuminating narrative on how the experience of mothering a special needs child requires intellectual work as well as emotional growth."
For years, Adams (English and American Studies/Columbia Univ.; Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination, 2001) focused her attention on disability studies. Her self-described "obsession" with outsiders sensationalized due to their physical deformities turned personal when her second son, Henry, was born with Down syndrome. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Sept. 22, 2013

"A heartfelt, worthwhile read for anyone who is struggling with or who knows someone struggling with addiction."
A spiritual interpretation of Alcoholics Anonymous' Big Book. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A valuable guide for parents and educators that includes tips on choosing a therapist and parenting strategies."
A veteran clinical psychologist contends that there is a "pervasive tendency in our society to medicalize children's behavior" and "shy away from trusting our own ability to decipher the ordinary human meanings, motives and developmental reasons for why children act the way they do." Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A galvanizing call to arms against a gluten-heavy diet."
"Gluten is our generation's tobacco," argues Perlmutter (Power Up Your Brain, 2012, etc.), whose credentials as a board-certified neurologist and American College of Nutrition Fellow make him a uniquely qualified voice in the debate about which foods are best for the brain and body. Read full book review >
UNPRECEDENTED by Josh  Blackman
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"With his strong connections among the conservative and libertarian lawyers who mounted the constitutional challenge and his talent for translating arcane legal-speak, Blackman more than capably captures this dramatic constitutional showdown."
A young legal scholar delivers an impressive blow-by-blow account of the court battle to defeat the Affordable Care Act. Read full book review >