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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande

Language

English

Pages

297

Publication Date

October 07, 2014

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<p><b></b><br /><b>In <i>Being Mortal</i>, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending</b><br /><b></b><br />Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.</p><p>Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.<br />Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, <i>Being Mortal</i> asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.</p>
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her Amer...
by Anne Fadiman

Language

English

Pages

362

Publication Date

September 30, 1998

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<p>Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction</p><p>When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee Entered the American medical system, diagnosed as an epileptic, her story became a tragic case history of cultural miscommunication.</p><p>Parents and doctors both wanted the best for Lia, but their ideas about the causes of her illness and its treatment could hardly have been more different. The Hmong see illness aand healing as spiritual matters linked to virtually everything in the universe, while medical community marks a division between body and soul, and concerns itself almost exclusively with the former. Lia's doctors ascribed her seizures to the misfiring of her cerebral neurons; her parents called her illness, <i>qaug dab peg</i>--the spirit catches you and you fall down--and ascribed it to the wandering of her soul. The doctors prescribed anticonvulsants; her parents preferred animal sacrifices.</p>
This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Medical Resident
by Adam Kay

Language

English

Pages

289

Publication Date

December 03, 2019

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<b><b>In the US edition of this international bestseller, Adam Kay channels Henry Marsh and David Sedaris to tell us the "darkly funny" (<i>The New Yorker</i>) -- and sometimes horrifying -- truth about life and work in a hospital.</b></b><br />Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships. Welcome to the life of a first-year doctor. <br /> Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former medical resident Adam Kay's <i>This Is Going to Hurt</i> provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the front lines of medicine. <br /> Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking by turns, this is everything you wanted to know -- and more than a few things you didn't -- about life on and off the hospital ward. And yes, it may leave a scar.
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alz...
by , Peter V. Rabins

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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<P>Through five editions, <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. <I>The 36-Hour Day</I> will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs.</P><P>Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on</P><P>鈥?devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia鈥?strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms鈥?changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws鈥?palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship鈥?dementia due to traumatic brain injury鈥?choosing a residential care facility鈥?support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members</P><P>The central idea underlying the book鈥攖hat much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them鈥攔emains the same. <I>The 36-Hour Day </I>is the definitive dementia care guide.</P>
The Emotion Code: How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abunda...
by Bradley Nelson

Language

English

Pages

349

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<p><b>"I believe that the discoveries in this book can change our understanding of how we store emotional experiences and in so doing, change our lives. <i>The Emotion Code</i> has already changed many lives around the world, and it is my hope that millions more will be led to use this simple tool to heal themselves and their loved ones."鈥擳ony Robbins</b></p><p>In this newly revised and expanded edition of <i>The Emotion Code</i>, renowned holistic physician and lecturer Dr. Bradley Nelson skillfully lays bare the inner workings of the subconscious mind. He reveals how emotionally-charged events from your past can still be haunting you in the form of "trapped emotions"鈥攅motional energies that literally inhabit your body. These trapped emotions can fester in your life and body, creating pain, malfunction, and eventual disease. They can also extract a heavy mental and emotional toll on you, impacting how you think, the choices that you make, and the level of success and abundance you are able to achieve. Perhaps most damaging of all, trapped emotional energies can gather around your heart, cutting off your ability to give and receive love. </p><p> <i>The Emotion Code</i> is a powerful and simple way to rid yourself of this unseen baggage. Dr. Nelson鈥檚 method gives you the tools to identify and release the trapped emotions in your life, eliminating your 鈥渆motional baggage,鈥?and opening your heart and body to the positive energies of the world. Filled with real-world examples from many years of clinical practice, <i>The Emotion Code</i> is a distinct and authoritative work that has become a classic on self-healing.</p>
The White Coat Investor: A Doctor's Guide To Personal Finance And...
by James M Dahle

Language

English

Pages

161

Publication Date

February 10, 2014

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<p>聽聽聽聽 Written by a practicing emergency physician, The White Coat Investor is a high-yield manual that specifically deals with the financial issues facing medical students, residents, physicians, dentists, and similar high-income professionals. Doctors are highly-educated and extensively trained at making difficult diagnoses and performing life saving procedures. However, they receive little to no training in business, personal finance, investing, insurance, taxes, estate planning, and asset protection.</p><br /><p>聽聽聽聽 This book fills in the gaps and will teach you to use your high income to escape from your student loans, provide for your family, build wealth, and stop getting ripped off by unscrupulous financial professionals. Straight talk and clear explanations allow the book to be easily digested by a novice to the subject matter yet the book also contains advanced concepts specific to physicians you won鈥檛 find in other financial books.</p><br /><h2><strong>This book will teach you how to:</strong></h2><br /><p> </p><br /><ul><br /><li>Graduate from medical school with as little debt as possible</li><br /><li>Escape from student loans within two to five years of residency graduation</li><br /><li>Purchase the right types and amounts of insurance</li><br /><li>Decide when to buy a house and how much to spend on it</li><br /><li>Learn to invest in a sensible, low-cost and effective manner with or without the assistance of an advisor</li><br /><li>Avoid investments which are designed to be sold, not bought</li><br /><li>Select advisors who give great service and advice at a fair price</li><br /><li>Become a millionaire within five to ten years of residency graduation</li><br /><li>Use a 鈥淏ackdoor Roth IRA鈥?and 鈥淪tealth IRA鈥?to boost your retirement funds and decrease your taxes</li><br /><li>Protect your hard-won assets from professional and personal lawsuits</li><br /><li>Avoid estate taxes, avoid probate, and ensure your children and your money go where you want when you die</li><br /><li>Minimize your tax burden, keeping more of your hard-earned money</li><br /><li>Decide between an employee job and an independent contractor job</li><br /><li>Choose between sole proprietorship, Limited Liability Company, S Corporation, and C Corporation</li><br /></ul><br /><h3><strong>Take a look at the first pages of the book by clicking on the Look Inside feature</strong></h3><br /><p> </p><br /><h2><strong>Praise For The White Coat Investor</strong></h2><br /><p> </p><br /><p>鈥淢uch of my financial planning practice is helping doctors to correct mistakes that reading this book would have avoided in the first place.鈥?鈥?<strong>Allan S. Roth, MBA, CPA, CFP廬</strong>, Author of <em>How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street</em></p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>鈥淛im Dahle has done a lot of thinking about the peculiar financial problems facing physicians, and you, lucky reader, are about to reap the bounty of both his experience and his research.鈥?鈥?<strong>William J. Bernstein, MD</strong>, Author of <em>The Investor鈥檚 Manifesto</em> and seven other investing books</p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>鈥淭his book should be in every career counselor鈥檚 office and delivered with every medical degree.鈥?鈥?<strong>Rick Van Ness</strong>, <em>Author of Common Sense Investing</em></p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>鈥淭he White Coat Investor provides an expert consult for your finances. I now feel confident I can be a millionaire at 40 without feeling like a jerk.鈥?鈥?<strong>Joe Jones, DO</strong></p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>鈥淛im Dahle has done for physician financial illiteracy what penicillin did for neurosyphilis." 鈥?<strong>Dennis Bethel, MD</strong></p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>"An excellent practical personal finance guide for physicians in training and in practice from a non biased source we can actually trust." 鈥?<strong>Greg E Wilde, M.D</strong></p><br /><p> </p><br /><h3><strong>Scroll up, click the buy button, and get started today!</strong></h3>
Discover Magazine's Vital Signs: True Tales of Medical Mysteries,...
by Robert A. Norman

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

November 01, 2013

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鈥淰ital Signs,鈥?a popular column featured in Discover Magazine, has long been a favorite of readers, showcasing, each month, fascinating new tales of strange illnesses and diseases that baffle doctors and elude diagnosis. Each tale is true and borders on the unbelievable. It鈥檚 no wonder that throughout the years the column has become an unofficial textbook for medical students, interns, doctors, and anyone interested in human illness and staying healthy. Now, physician and 鈥淰ital Signs鈥?editor Robert Norman has compiled the very best of the series into an intriguing and suspenseful collection for fans and new readers alike. A young woman carries a baby that wasn鈥檛 her own鈥攁nd wasn鈥檛 even a human; Aretha Franklin gives a physician the insight needed to save a life; a modern gynecologist faces an ancient disease. These cases and more, representing a wide variety of unique medical anomalies and life-or-death situations, bring readers to the front lines of the medical fray.<br /><br />Fans of hit medical dramas such as House MD will savor the opportunity to read of the real-life cases that puzzled doctors, the gripping detective work that ensued, and the completely unexpected, often life-saving diagnoses. Discover Magazine鈥檚 Vital Signs is a glimpse into the exciting work of real medical professionals, told from their perspective, and revealing that anything can happen in medicine. Readers will never look at a 鈥渞outine check-up鈥?the same again.
The Autoimmune Solution: Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of...
by Amy Myers M.D.

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English

Pages

397

Publication Date

January 27, 2015

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<p>Over 90 percent of the population suffers from inflammation or an autoimmune disorder. Until now, conventional medicine has said there is no cure. Minor irritations like rashes and runny noses are ignored, while chronic and debilitating diseases like Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis are handled with a cocktail of toxic treatments that fail to address their root cause. But it doesn't have to be this way.</p><p>In <em>The Autoimmune Solution</em>, Dr. Amy Myers, a renowned leader in functional medicine, offers her medically proven approach to prevent a wide range of inflammatory-related symptoms and diseases, including allergies, obesity, asthma, cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia, lupus, IBS, chronic headaches, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis.</p>
Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 550 Quick, Easy and Healthy Mediterr...
by Liam Sandler

Language

English

Pages

298

Publication Date

April 15, 2019

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<h2><strong>550 Mediterranean Diet Recipes Ready in 30-40 Minutes or Less</strong></h2><h2><strong><em></em></strong><br /></h2><h3><strong><em>Mediterranean Diet Has been named the Best Way to Get Healthy in 2019</em></strong></h3><p><em></em><br /></p><p><em>And now you have the good change to get <strong>the complete cookbook with 550 recipes</strong> that can help you to save your time and cook super healthy meals.</em></p><p><em>People who follow the Mediterranean diet have a longer life expectancy and lower rates of chronic diseases than do other adults. Indeed, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans point to the Mediterranean diet as an example of a healthy-eating plan.</em></p><p>The Mediterranean Diet is not a simple diet, this is the total antithesis鈥攊t鈥檚 a diet full of ingredients that are popular in Greece, Italy, Spain, Israel and other parts of the Middle East, with a focus on whole grains, veggies, beans, low-fat dairy, nuts, fish, lean red meat and olive oil.</p><p><em><strong></strong></em><br /></p><h3><em><strong>The Mediterranean diet is also about enjoying delicious foods 鈥?as you'll discover when you try these recipes such as:</strong></em></h3><ul><li><h3><em><strong></strong></em><sub><em>Strawberry and Carrots Salad<strong></strong><br /></em></sub></h3></li><li><h3><sub><em><strong></strong>Salmon and Mango Mix<strong></strong><br /></em></sub></h3></li><li><h3><sub><em><strong></strong>Scallions and Salmon Tartar<strong></strong><br /></em></sub></h3></li><li><h3><sub><em><strong></strong>Turkey, Leeks and Carrots<strong></strong><br /></em></sub></h3></li><li><h3><sub><em><strong></strong>Turkey and Asparagus Mix<strong></strong><br /></em></sub></h3></li><li><h3><sub><em><strong></strong>Chicken with Artichokes and Beans<strong></strong><br /></em></sub></h3></li><li><h3><sub><em>Pomegranate Pork and Sweet Potatoes</em></sub></h3></li><li><h3><sub><em>Mozzarella and Pears Salad</em></sub></h3></li><li><h3><sub><em>Cinnamon Banana and Semolina Pudding and etc</em></sub></h3></li></ul><p><b><i><u>Enjoy !</u></i></b></p>
Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital (The Inspira...
by Eric Manheimer

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

July 10, 2012

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<b>The inspiration for the NBC drama New Amsterdam and in the spirit of Oliver Sacks, this intensely involving memoir from a former medical director is a "humanitarian and heartbreaking tapestry where modern medicine confronts the atrocities of life" (<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>).</b><br />Using the plights of twelve very different patients--from dignitaries at the nearby UN, to supermax prisoners at Riker's Island, to illegal immigrants, and Wall Street tycoons--Dr. Eric Manheimer "offers far more than remarkable medical dramas: he blends each patient's personal experiences with their social implications" (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).<br />Manheimer was not only the medical director of the country's oldest public hospital for over 13 years, but he was also a patient. As the book unfolds, the narrator is diagnosed with cancer, and he is forced to wrestle with the end of his own life even as he struggles to save the lives of others.

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