NEW eBooks About Medicine

Monday, June 16, 2008

Medical Myths That Can Kill You And the 101 Truths That Will Save, Extend, and Improve Your Life.

You have to wonder if you really need to read the whole book after reading that mouthful of a title!  Medical Myths That Can Kill You And the 101 Truths That Will Save, Extend, and Improve Your Life

Trust me on this -- you may not need to read the book but once you pick it up you will want to!  Particularly if you are a cyberchondriac like me. 

One little symptom and I'm on the internet busily diagnosing my particular malady.  It almost never ends well -- either I have some rare form of cancer or I'm just going to die and untimely death. 

Evidently, I am not alone. . .

Dr. Nancy Snyderman, chief medical editor for NBC news takes on common medical myths.  She describes, dissects and dismantles them with surgical efficiency.

For example:

  • Eating eggs will raise your cholesterol
  • You don't really need an annual check up
  • All doctors are opposed to alternative cures like herbs
  • "All Natural" does not necessarily mean safe
  • Cell phones cause cancer

She also offer 101 truths like:

  • Sunglasses can prevent blindness
  • It is better to be fit than thin
  • Headaches are rarely a sign of a brain tumor (I am reserving judgement on this one)
  • Eating one serving a day of whole grains can help lower blood pressure
  • Broccoli and cauliflower helps prevent prostate cancer

This is a surprisingly "user-friendly" compendium of medical advice written in an engaging and straight forward manner.  I would have to say that is is an important (and perhaps, indispensable) addition to your personal library.

From the publisher:

Do you know what’s really good for you?
   In this age of countless miracle cures, it’s vital to separate the myths that endanger your health from the medical facts you need.
   Unfiltered coffee can clog your arteries.
   Donating blood may lower your risk of heart disease.
   You don’t really need eight glasses of water a day.
   Coughing won’t help if you’re having a heart attack. (But aspirin will!)

We’ve become a nation of cyberchondriacs, diagnosing ourselves with false information and half-truths found on sketchy websites. In Medical Myths That Can Kill You, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, chief medical editor for NBC News, provides clear, practical, scientifically proven advice that can lead you to a healthier, happier life.

Discover the simple, everyday things that affect well-being, and get the information you need to revitalize your body, maintain your longevity, manage your care, and possibly even save a life–yours.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

The Middle Place (eBook Edition)

The Middle Place is one of those books that will stay with me for a very long time.  I identified at  a deep level:  I  had a larger than life Father. I was  a "Daddy's girl". My Dad had a long and lingering illness.  During his last couple of years we got the chance to redefine our relationship.

Kelly Corrigan weaves together three compelling stories: her childhood, her fight with breast cancer, and her father's illness (cancer). 

This is not a "disease of the month" memoir. This is a vital and honest account of family with all of it's divisions, loyalties and alliances.  Over the course of the book you get to enjoy and know the entire family:  Father, Mother, siblings, husband and children. 

Kelly Corrigan is a graceful writer with a wonderful sense of the absurdity of life and family.  After all who else can make you that mad even while you depend on them?

Corrigan captures the joy of childhood and the angst of the teen years.  She expresses the frustration of watching your parent rely on the familiar and trusted when better medical help is available.  The pain of being told to butt out after all the hard work of finding a new therapy, medication or physician.  The anger at the "well spouse" (her Mother) as they try to hide how bad things really are.

Her story underlines the importance of family, friends and laughter in the process of acceptance and recovery. 

Read this book!  It doesn't matter if you are an Easterner from Philly, a Californian or an Irish Catholic.  You don't have to come from a large family.  You don't need to have cancer or have someone in your family who has cancer.  This is a story with the universal themes of hope, healing and letting go. 

The official book information:

"The thing you need to know about me is that I am George Corrigan's daughter, his only daughter." So begins this beautifully written memoir, in which Kelly Corrigan intertwines her own story with that of her larger-than-life, Irish-American, born-salesman father's, and illustrates both an unbelievably powerful and healing father/daughter relationship and the unbreakable bonds of family. Writing with candor and a surprising amount of graceful humor, Kelly alternates the tale of growing up Corrigan with her life and her father's today, as they each-successfully, for now-battle cancer. Throughout, she explores the framework of illness and what it means when the one person who has been your source of strength is in need of some himself. Uplifting without shying away from the realities of life with cancer, this highly personal story ultimately examines the universal theme of family, both those we create and those that created us. The Middle Place is about the bittersweet moment between childhood and adulthood-when you're a devoted wife and mother, but you'll always be daddy's girl. In fresh, insightful prose, Kelly explores and ultimately embraces that "middle place," bringing to light the wonderful opportunity of coming to know who you are and where you truly belong.  Use Coupon Code LIBMR8 at Checkout to receive a Discount on this eBook Title.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Study And Learn. This Stuff Is Good


'Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine' by Kasper Hauser, Braunwald Longo, Fauci Jameson. Well... what do I say about the "BIBLE" of medicine...Its getting better every time. Having said that, the eBook is mainly written as a resource for internal medicine doctors, that is docs that focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. So if you're in the medical profession, deal with adults, and are looking for a good reference book on adult medical conditions and treatments, this huge and comprehensive volume is probably just what you're looking for.

'Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine' by Stephen J. McPhee. This is an excellent pathophysiology book available in the market. This incredible blend of Physiological and Pathological concepts beautifully integrates the two subjects. This book highlights the important concepts in various student friendly ways, utilising tables and diagrams that corresponds with the essential information given in the text. It is excellent for review and preparing for exams. Use the Coupon Code Below to receive a Discount on one or both of these eBook Titles.

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine (Adobe Reader) eBook edition by Kasper Hauser, Braunwald Longo, Fauci Jameson
HUNDREDS OF DIAGRAMS AND CLINICAL PHOTOS INTEGRATED INTO THE TEXT – FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FULL COLORA step ahead of everyday practice, the practice of medicine is unthinkable without Harrison's. From opening presentations of hot topics in medicine to its popular 55-chapter section on the cardinal signs of illness to comprehensive coverage of all major diseases in all organ systems, Harrison's is the internal medicine reference of choice
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Pathophysiology of Disease : An Introduction to Clinical Medicine eBook edition by McPhee, Stephen J.
Now in its Fifth Edition, this trusted guide provides medical students with the link between basic science and clinical medicine. This concise text covers all the essentials in pathophysiology and 89 case studies allow students to apply their knowledge to actual clinical situations.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

An incredible tool for trauma and pain

Having been a sufferer of trauma and pain for the past few years, I found this book to be incredible. It is easy to read and easy to follow the recommendations. It provides a "road map" on how to get out of the pain and trauma. Al Edwards from Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Know, Learn, And Live


'The Lonely Patient' by Michael Stein. This is a must-read for doctors, medical students, caregivers, people living with pain/disease, and people who know someone living with pain/disease. Having lived with varying degrees of pain daily for the past fifteen years or so, I found this eBook to be an accurate representation of what living with pain is like. Michael Stein, in his research and interviews, has been able to capture in words the experience of pain - from both the insider and outsider's points of view. This is a wonderfully readable eBook for anyone who has been a patient or has provided care for them.

'The Bullet's Yaw' by Dustin W. Ballard. A quick and powerful read full of thought-provoking, intriguing and galvanizing facts, reflections, and anecdotes. Anyone who is concerned about the state of health care today and increasing gun violence in our schools and communities should read this book and pass it on to others. I will pass on a Discount on either or both of these eBook Titles by using the Coupon Code below at checkout.

Lonely Patient, The eBook edition by Stein, Michael
When someone is diagnosed with a serious illness, he or she is taking the first step on an overwhelmingly challenging and confusing journey. For many, it is as if they are traveling to someplace entirely new and they must go there alone, with only faded directions back to their old lives. Often, even their loved ones can only guess at what they must be experiencing.
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The Bullet's Yaw (Adobe Reader) eBook edition by Ballard, Dustin W
During a vengeful rampage, a deranged former security guard had fired a hollow point bullet into Mains' truck. The bullet's path through steel slowed its velocity, causing it to tumble sideways when it collided with Mains, a phenomenon that ballistics experts call the "bullet's yaw." The bullet's impact and ensuing yaw were over in a blink, but the effects were profound.
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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Complex And Dirty


'Dirty' by Meredith Maran. This eBook is not an "erotic romance". It is a deeply felt novel about fractured families, dark, miserable secrets, how those secrets mold our adult lives in ways we cannot imagine or frequently manage. Dirty not only weaves a complex character and story line but pulls it all off while putting into print some of your steamiest fantasies.

'Are You Crazy?' by Andrew M. Williams. Williams takes a serious subject and presents it in an entertaining way without doing insult to the seriousness of the matter at hand. He has culled questions from a variety of psychological tests and you are encouraged to answer these questions, score yourself, and analyze your responses based on certain criteria. These "quizzes" are generally "subjective" in nature, that is, they deal with what is called the "affective" domain rather than the "cognitive" domain of human existence. Did I just say all that? I retained more than I thought or Knew… Use the Coupon Code below to receive a Discount on either of these two eBook Titles.

Dirty eBook edition by Maran, Meredith
Venturing into uncharted territory, mother and award-winning journalist Meredith Maran takes us inside teenagers' hearts, minds, and central nervous systems to explore the causes and consequences of our nation's drug crisis.
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Are You Crazy? (Mobipocket) eBook edition by Williams, Andrew M.
There is a fine line between quirky and out-and-out crazy. With 18 scientifically based quizzes, Andrew N. Williams helps readers decipher whether they're "normal," toeing the line, or far past it. Developed by psychologists to analyze human behavior, the quizzes allow readers to discover if they (or their friends and family) are:
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Me, Myself, And I...


'The Evolving Self' by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. I found this book interesting, thought provoking, and at times disturbing and even depressing. What is most significant about this work is its exploration of the veils that our culture and its members live with, and what could be beyond them. It summarizes the concept of Flow and then takes us beyond into what we can actually do in communities to make a difference in the evolutionary epic. I find this book to be very practical.

'Thoughts From The Heart Of The Soul' by Gary Zukav. I keep a copy of this eBook on my computer. Almost every single day I randomly flip to another page and read its message. I am amazed to find how many times I end up flipping to the same page! I am convinced that this book is helping me to face life's issues every time I look at it. A very inspirational book! This book is an excellent meditative companion for those who have read Gary Zukav's other books--"Seat of the Soul," "The Heart of the Soul," and "The Mind of the Soul" as well as "Soul Stories" and "The Dancing Wu Li Masters." If you have read any of theses eBook Titles then ad this to your collection. Below is a Coupon Code to receive a Discount on either of these two eBook Titles.

Evolving Self, The eBook edition by Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly
The author of the bestselling Flow (more than 125,000 copies sold) offers an intelligent, inspiring guide to life in the future.
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Thoughts from the Heart of the Soul: Meditations on Emotional Awareness eBook edition by Zukav, Gary,
In the national bestseller The Heart of the Soul, Gary Zukav and Linda Francis joined together to help us to develop a new emotional awareness that is central to our spiritual development.
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