Doctor Sleep

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Stephen King
  • ISBN : 147672766X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 6963

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Now a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor! From master storyteller Stephen King, his unforgettable and terrifying sequel to The Shining—an instant #1 New York Times bestseller that is “[a] vivid frightscape” (The New York Times). Years ago, the haunting of the Overlook Hotel nearly broke young Dan Torrance’s sanity, as his paranormal gift known as “the shining” opened a door straight into hell. And even though Dan is all grown up, the ghosts of the Overlook—and his father’s legacy of alcoholism and violence—kept him drifting aimlessly for most of his life. Now, Dan has finally found some order in the chaos by working in a local hospice, earning the nickname “Doctor Sleep” by secretly using his special abilities to comfort the dying and prepare them for the afterlife. But when he unexpectedly meets twelve-year-old Abra Stone—who possesses an even more powerful manifestation of the shining—the two find their lives in sudden jeopardy at the hands of the ageless and murderous nomadic tribe known as the True Knot, reigniting Dan’s own demons and summoning him to battle for this young girl’s soul and survival...

Sleep Soundly Every Night, Feel Fantastic Every Day

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Author : Robert S. Rosenberg, DO, FCCP
  • ISBN : 1617052159
  • Publisher : Demos Medical Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 550
  • Readers : 1231

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: If you have insomnia, always feel tired, or can't sleep because of a restless or snoring partner, help is here. Do you have trouble getting to sleep? Do you take a long time to get up and get going in the morning? Do you wake up feeling like you barely slept at all? If you or someone you love has problems sleeping, Dr. Robert S. Rosenberg will help you identify the issue and provide targeted solutions so you can start awakening refreshed and renewed immediately. Based on the most recent research and including real patient stories from his practice, Dr. Rosenberg will help you: Prevent and manage sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, snoring, sleepwalking, and sleep eating Find relief from your symptoms with clinically tested options Benefit from new findings connecting PTSD and ADHD to sleep disorders Regain energy, reduce stress, and build the foundations for better health

The Doctor's Guide to Sleep Solutions for Stress and Anxiety

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Author : Robert S. Rosenberg, D.O., F.C.C.P.
  • ISBN : 163159169X
  • Publisher : Fair Winds Press
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 5161

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Say goodbye to stressful nights lying awake and reclaim the comforts of tranquil sleep. Instead of letting stress and anxiety continually deprive you of a good night's sleep, take action! Reclaim your slumber with The Doctor's Guide to Sleep Solutions for Stress and Anxiety. Author Robert Rosenberg, D.O., F.C.C.P., is a leading expert on sleep disorders and is board certified in sleep medicine. In this book, he offers targeted solutions to help you identify the stressors that deter sleep and reduce stress and anxiety. Removing the obstacles that stand between you and restful sleep is the goal, and this book is the first step. Increasingly, insufficient sleep is considered a public health epidemic. In this book, you'll find essential tools for a good night's sleep: - Learn about current sleep research and patients- stories - Understand chronic mental and physical issues that can disrupt sleep - Find solutions for preventing and managing stress, anxiety, and other conditions that interfere with sleep You can find relief from your symptoms with the clinically tested options in The Doctor's Guide to Sleep Solutions for Stress and Anxiety, benefiting from the latest findings on sleep disorder treatment. Regain energy, reduce your stress levels, and achieve easier and higher quality sleep - and overall better health.

The Power of When

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Author : Michael Breus,
  • ISBN : 0316391271
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 3363

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Learn the best time to do everything--from drink your coffee to have sex or go for a run--according to your body's chronotype. Most advice centers on what to do, or how to do it, and ignores the when of success. But exciting new research proves there is a right time to do just about everything, based on our biology and hormones. As Dr. Michael Breus proves in The Power Of When, working with your body's inner clock for maximum health, happiness, and productivity is easy, exciting, and fun. The Power Of When presents a groundbreaking new program for getting back in sync with your natural rhythm by making minor changes to your daily routine. After you've taken Dr. Breus's comprehensive Bio-Time Quiz to figure out your chronotype (are you a Bear, Lion, Dolphin or Wolf?), you'll find out the best time to do over 50 different activities. Featuring a foreword by Mehmet C. Oz, MD, and packed with fascinating facts, fun personality quizzes, and easy-to-follow guidelines, The Power Of When is the ultimate "lifehack" to help you achieve your goals.

The Sleep Fix

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Author : Diane Macedo
  • ISBN : 0063040034
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 6259

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From renowned ABC News anchor/correspondent and former insomniac Diane Macedo, comes a practical, user-friendly guide to getting better sleep. The Sleep Fix flips the switch on common advice, illuminating the reporter’s relentless search for how to get a good night’s sleep and the surprising, scientific, and practical solutions she found along the way. Roughly thirty percent of the population is estimated to be living with insomnia, while many more unknowingly suffer from other sleep disorders. In The Sleep Fix, Macedo aims to change that with perspective-shifting research and easy-to-implement solutions based not just on science and experts, but also her own years-long struggle. As an early-morning reporter and overnight news anchor, Macedo learned the hard way how valuable sleep is, and how it affects everything from our heart to our brain to our immune system. The longer Macedo struggled, the more her health deteriorated. Desperate, she tried standard sleep tip after standard sleep tip, but nothing worked - instead, it made her worse. Finally, after developing a tolerance to sleeping pills, Macedo decided to attack the problem as a journalist, interviewing sleep experts from all over the world to get to the bottom of what really keeps us from sleeping—and the various ways to fix it. As Macedo explains, the solution to catching zzz’s isn’t as simple as giving up caffeine, or putting away your phone before bed. With her down-to-earth explanations and humor, she instead teaches us how to: • Understand sleep biology • Identify sleep obstacles • Flag sleep myths and separate fact from fiction • Try counterintuitive approaches • Shift our mindset Most importantly, Macedo — a busy, working mom — teaches us how to adjust and fit these solutions into our everyday lives. Offering expert wisdom, cutting-edge research, intimate sleep stories from public figures, and actionable advice, The Sleep Fix is the tell-it-like-it-is guide this sleep-deprived world has been waiting for.

Charlotte's Web

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : E. B. White
  • ISBN : 0062406787
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 6797

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read. This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books. Whether enjoyed in the classroom or for homeschooling or independent reading, Charlotte's Web is a proven favorite.

Let's Talk about Sleep

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Author : Daniel A. Barone
  • ISBN : 1538103990
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Number of Pages : 188
  • Readers : 4744

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Sleep is essential to our health but it can be hard to get enough. Here, a seasoned neurologist reveals best practices, realistic approaches, and practical tips to help us all get a better night’s rest. He reviews the latest studies, considers technologies and products that can help us, and offers advice for those who suffer from various disorders.

Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research
  • ISBN : 030913370X
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Number of Pages : 424
  • Readers : 4964

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Clinical practice related to sleep problems and sleep disorders has been expanding rapidly in the last few years, but scientific research is not keeping pace. Sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome are three examples of very common disorders for which we have little biological information. This new book cuts across a variety of medical disciplines such as neurology, pulmonology, pediatrics, internal medicine, psychiatry, psychology, otolaryngology, and nursing, as well as other medical practices with an interest in the management of sleep pathology. This area of research is not limited to very young and old patientsâ€"sleep disorders reach across all ages and ethnicities. Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation presents a structured analysis that explores the following: Improving awareness among the general public and health care professionals. Increasing investment in interdisciplinary somnology and sleep medicine research training and mentoring activities. Validating and developing new and existing technologies for diagnosis and treatment. This book will be of interest to those looking to learn more about the enormous public health burden of sleep disorders and sleep deprivation and the strikingly limited capacity of the health care enterprise to identify and treat the majority of individuals suffering from sleep problems.

Your guide to healthy sleep

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  • Category : Sleep disorders
  • Author : Not Available
  • ISBN : 1428904735
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 61
  • Readers : 3705

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Sophie's World

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • ISBN : 1466804270
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 9390

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

The Lorax

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Dr. Seuss
  • ISBN : 0385372027
  • Publisher : RH Childrens Books
  • Number of Pages : 72
  • Readers : 6408

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Celebrate Earth Day with Dr. Seuss and the Lorax in this classic picture book about protecting the environment! I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. Dr. Seuss’s beloved story teaches kids to speak up and stand up for those who can’t. With a recycling-friendly “Go Green” message, The Lorax allows young readers to experience the beauty of the Truffula Trees and the danger of taking our earth for granted, all in a story that is timely, playful and hopeful. The book’s final pages teach us that just one small seed, or one small child, can make a difference. Printed on recycled paper, this book is the perfect gift for Earth Day and for any child—or child at heart—who is interested in recycling, advocacy and the environment, or just loves nature and playing outside. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. “Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss.” –President Barack Obama

The Little Sisters of Eluria

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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : Stephen King,Robin Furth,Peter David
  • ISBN : 1982109874
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Readers : 1837

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Enter once more the world of Roland Deschain—and the world of the Dark Tower...presented in a stunning graphic novel form that will unlock the doorways to terrifying secrets and bold storytelling as part of the dark fantasy masterwork and magnum opus from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King. “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” With these unforgettable words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s iconic character Roland Deschain of Gilead. Roland is the last of his kind, a “gunslinger” charged with protecting whatever goodness and light remains in his world—a world that “moved on,” as they say. In this desolate reality—a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic, and yet one that mirrors our own in frightening ways—Roland is on a spellbinding and soul-shattering quest to locate and somehow save the mystical nexus of all worlds, all universes: the Dark Tower. Now, in the graphic novel series adaptation Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, originally published by Marvel Comics in single-issue form and creatively overseen by Stephen King himself, the full story of Roland's troubled past and ongoing saga is revealed. Sumptuously drawn by Richard Isanove, Sean Phillips, Luke Ross, and Michael Lark, plotted by longtime Stephen King expert Robin Furth, and scripted by New York Times bestselling author Peter David, The Gunslinger adaptation is an extraordinary and terrifying journey—ultimately serving as the perfect introduction for new readers to Stephen King’s modern literary classic The Dark Tower, while giving longtime fans thrilling adventures transformed from his blockbuster novels. Now near death following a vicious attack by the Slow Mutants, Roland Deschain is taken in by a group of nuns who specialize in anything but the healing arts. These hideous, corpse-like creatures—the Little Sisters of Eluria—have murder on their twisted minds. And in his current condition, there’s almost nothing that the last gunslinger can do to prevent their tender mercies from taking hold….

The Cat in the Hat

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Dr. Seuss
  • ISBN : 0385372019
  • Publisher : RH Childrens Books
  • Number of Pages : 72
  • Readers : 8342

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Have a ball with Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat in this classic picture book...but don't forget to clean up your mess! A dreary day turns into a wild romp when this beloved story introduces readers to the Cat in the Hat and his troublemaking friends, Thing 1 and Thing 2. A favorite among kids, parents and teachers, this story uses simple words and basic ryhme to encourage and delight beginning readers. Then he said "That is that." And then he was gone With a tip of his hat. Originally created by Dr. Seuss himself, Beginner Books are fun, funny, and easy to read. These unjacketed hardcover early readers encourage children to read all on their own, using simple words and illustrations. Smaller than the classic large format Seuss picture books like The Lorax and Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, these portable packages are perfect for practicing readers ages 3-7, and lucky parents too!

How to Make Disease Disappear

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Author : Rangan Chatterjee
  • ISBN : 0062846353
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 1130

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A much-needed program to prevent and reverse disease, and discover a path to sustainable, long-term health from an acclaimed international doctor and star of the BBC program Doctor in the House. How to Make Disease Disappear is Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s revolutionary, yet simple guide to better health—a much-needed, accessible plan that will help you take back control of your health and your life. A physician dedicated to finding the root cause of ill health rather than simply suppressing symptoms with drugs, Dr. Chatterjee passionately advocates and follows a philosophy that lifestyle and nutrition are first-line medicine and the cornerstone of good health. Drawing on cutting edge research and his own experiences as a doctor, he argues that the secret to preventing disease and achieving wellness revolves around four critical pillars: food, relaxation, sleep, and movement. By making small, incremental changes in each of these key areas, you can create and maintain good health—and alleviate and prevent illness. As Dr. Chatterjee, reveals we can reverse and make disease disappear without a complete overhaul of our lifestyle. His dynamic, user-friendly approach is not about excelling at any one pillar. What matters is balance in every area of your life, which includes: Me-time every day An electronic-free Sabbath once a week Retraining your taste buds Daily micro-fasts Movement snacking A bedtime routine Practical and life-changing, How to Make Disease Disappear is an inspiring and easy-to-follow guide to better health and happiness.

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Dr. Seuss
  • ISBN : 0385371985
  • Publisher : RH Childrens Books
  • Number of Pages : 56
  • Readers : 5653

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect gift to celebrate all of our special milestones—from graduations to birthdays and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and whimsical illustrations. The inspiring and timeless message encourages readers to find the success that lies within, no matter what challenges they face. A perennial favorite and a perfect gift for anyone starting a new phase in their life!

Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book: Read & Listen Edition

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Dr. Seuss
  • ISBN : 0385383037
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 64
  • Readers : 3067

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Celebrate sleep with Dr. Seuss’s classic rhyming good-night picture book. Van Vleck, a very small bug, is getting sleepy, and his yawn—contagious as yawns are—sets off a chain reaction, making all those around him feel sleepy, too! With typically Seussian nods to alarm clocks, sleepwalking, and snoring, this charming ode to bedtime will lull listeners (and readers) toward dreamland. Zzzzzzzzzz. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

All the Light We Cannot See

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Anthony Doerr
  • ISBN : 1476746605
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 4355

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: *Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award Finalist* From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of Cloud Cuckoo Land, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. *Soon to be a Netflix limited series from the producers of Stranger Things* Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

Emotional Discipline

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Charles C. Manz
  • ISBN : 1609943406
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 234
  • Readers : 6640

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Learn to assess and control your emotional reactions in any situation with the easy-to-learn process in this practical guide. Emotions sometimes get the better of everyone, but there are ways to maintain self-control even in the most challenging moments. In Emotional Discipline, you’ll learn to cope with a stressful and sometimes threatening world and manage one of the most challenging aspects of the human condition: the constant emotional fluctuations that color your experience of life and limit your personal effectiveness. Charles Manz outlines a simple yet effective five-stage emotional discipline process that allows you to choose how you feel. He also describes a variety of mental, physical, and spiritual practices that supplement and strengthen that process. Using the steps and strategies in Emotional Discipline will help you respond to your feelings in the present, prepare for emotional challenges in the future, and live a happier, more fulfilling life.

Before I Go To Sleep

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : S. J. Watson
  • ISBN : 144340408X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 9539

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Christine wakes up every morning in an unfamiliar bed with an unfamiliar man. And every morning that man must explain that he is Ben, he is her husband; she is forty-seven years old; and a terrible accident two decades earlier decimated her ability to form new memories. But it’s the phone call from a neurologist named Dr. Nash that directs her to her hidden journal. For the past few weeks, Christine has been recording her activities and rereading past entries, learning the facts of her life as retold by the husband upon whom she is completely dependent. As the entries accumulate, Christine finds herself asking more and more questions—about what she missed and what Ben might not be telling her...

Children of the Corn

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Stephen King
  • ISBN : 1101974044
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 16
  • Readers : 2942

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection Driving through the cornfields in rural Nebraska, Burt and Vicky run over a young boy—only to discover that they may not be responsible for his death. Out in the corn, something is watching them, and help is nowhere to be found. From the unrivaled master of horror and the supernatural, Stephen King. “Children of the Corn,” first collected in the extraordinary collection Night Shift in 1973 and then adapted into a horror film franchise of the same name, is a terrifying and unforgettable classic of the genre. An eBook short.

The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Author : Michael Breus,Debra Fulgham Bruce
  • ISBN : 1609611349
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 3597

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Losing weight while you sleep may sound too good to be true, but in fact the connection between inadequate sleep and weight gain (among a host of other negative medical results) has long been recognized by medical researchers. Turning this equation on its head, clinical psychologist and board-certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus shows that a good night's sleep will actually enable you to lose weight, especially if you have been chronically sleep deprived. The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan is designed to help any person who has been frustrated by her inability to shed weight by giving her the tools to overcome the stress, poor habits, and environmental challenges that stand between her and adequate rest. Sleep deprivation is a frustrating reality for many women faced with chronic stress or hormonal changes--and the fatigue, moodiness, and weight gain that come with it might just be the tip of the iceberg. While helping thousands of women implement simple health and lifestyle changes to improve the quality and the quantity of their slumber, Dr. Breus has witnessed not only an upsurge in their energy levels and a diminishing of myriad health concerns, but also significant weight loss achieved without restrictive dieting or increased amounts of exercise. In The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan, Dr. Breus delves into the science behind this sleep–weight-loss connection, explaining exactly how sleep boosts your metabolism, ignites fat burn, and decreases cravings and overall appetite, and he presents a realistic action plan to help you get your best sleep--and your best body--possible. He shows how you can overcome your personal sleep obstacles with a slumber-friendly evening routine, stress management techniques--even recipes for healthy meals and snacks--to help you fall asleep more easily. If you are ready to stop tossing and turning night after night, if you are done downing coffee to conquer nagging fatigue, and if you have bounced from one diet to another in an effort to find one that really, finally helps you lose the pounds you want, The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan has the information, advice, and practical strategies you need to get deep, revitalizing sleep--and achieve a slimmer, healthier body in the process.

Cell

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Stephen King
  • ISBN : 0743296729
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 3932

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From international bestseller Stephen King, a high-concept, ingenious and terrifying story about the mayhem unleashed when a pulse from a mysterious source transforms all cell phone users into homicidal maniacs. There’s a reason cell rhymes with hell. On October 1, God is in His heaven, the stock market stands at 10,140, most of the planes are on time, and Clayton Riddell, an artist from Maine, is almost bouncing up Boylston Street in Boston. He’s just landed a comic book deal that might finally enable him to support his family by making art instead of teaching it. He’s already picked up a small (but expensive!) gift for his long-suffering wife, and he knows just what he’ll get for his boy Johnny. Why not a little treat for himself? Clay’s feeling good about the future. That changes in a hurry. The cause of the devastation is a phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse, and the delivery method is a cell phone. Everyone’s cell phone. Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization’s darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature...and then begins to evolve. There’s really no escaping this nightmare. But for Clay, an arrow points home to Maine, and as he and his fellow refugees make their harrowing journey north they begin to see crude signs confirming their direction. A promise, perhaps. Or a threat... There are 193 million cell phones in the United States alone. Who doesn’t have one? Stephen King’s utterly gripping, gory, and fascinating novel doesn’t just ask the question “Can you hear me now?” It answers it with a vengeance.

A Doctor’s Chronicles

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Bharath Reddy
  • ISBN : 1644299828
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Number of Pages : 136
  • Readers : 8394

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the HIV-infected girl who knows the future to the hilarious diktats of astrologers who can predict the exact time of birth, A Doctor’s Chronicles is a collection of short stories by paediatrician, Dr Bharath Reddy, who began writing about his most moving cases over the course of his clinical practice. What happens to the poor farmer who cannot afford his beloved daughter’s treatment? Why does a bright city boy eat his exam papers? Each story is a heart-warming look into the journey that patients and their families take on the road to wellness, as it unveils poignant insights hidden within sickness and health, life and death, human values, love, and humility.

Ask the Family Doctor

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Robert D. Lesslie,Robert M. Alexander
  • ISBN : 0736977880
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Readers : 6667

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Get the Medical Info Your Family Needs When You Need It Most What do you do when you have a medical question regarding your children? Searching for answers online can be hit or miss. And can you trust the information you’re reading? With over 80 combined years of experience, doctors Robert Lesslie and Robert Alexander have been helping parents take good care of their kids for decades. Now, they want to share their expertise with your family. From common or controversial health issues to potential urgencies or emergencies, get practical and accurate advice at your fingertips to questions like these: Is my baby developing normally? What qualifies as a fever and what should I do about it? My one-year old isn’t walking yet. When should I worry and what should I do? What should I look for if I think my teenager has an eating disorder? Do immunizations pose a danger to my children? Perfect for new parents or as an additional resource for a growing family, this go-to guide will provide you with peace of mind when medical situations arise.

The Modern Stephen King Canon

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Patrick McAleer,Philip L. Simpson
  • ISBN : 1498572790
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 1275

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this collection recognized writers and scholars discuss and analyze Stephen King’s contemporary works. The contributors comment on and critique numerous aspects of King’s literature, including his take on violent criminals, his craft, and his use of the Gothic.

The Good Sleeper

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  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Author : Janet Krone Kennedy, PhD
  • ISBN : 0805099441
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 5139

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A refreshingly straightforward method for training infants to become great sleepers for life, inspired by clinical psychologist Janet Kennedy's popular psychotherapy practice, NYC Sleep Doctor Cry it out or co-sleep? Bassinet or swing? White noise machine or Bach? How many hours anyway? For something so important, there's too much conflicting information about how best to get your baby to sleep through the night and nap successfully during the day. This book is a straightforward, no-nonsense answer to one of the biggest challenges new parents face when they welcome a brand new baby home. This book is written for exhausted parents, giving them immediate access to the information they need. Reassuring and easy to understand, Dr. Kennedy addresses head-on the fears and misinformation about the long-term effects of crying and takes a bold stand on controversial issues such as co-sleeping and attachment parenting. With polarizing figures and techniques dominating the marketplace—and spawning misinformation across the internet—Dr. Kennedy's methods and practices create an extensively researched and parent-tested approach to sleep training that takes both babies' and parents' needs into account to deliver good nights and days of sleep, and no small dose of peace of mind. The Good Sleeper is a practical, empowering—and even entertaining—guide to help parents understand infant sleep. This research-based book will teach parents the basics of sleep science, determine how and when to intervene, and provide tools to solve even the most seemingly impossible sleep problems.

Tell Me the Truth, Doctor

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Author : Richard Besser
  • ISBN : 1401305458
  • Publisher : Hachette+ORM
  • Number of Pages : 269
  • Readers : 2480

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Category: Health & Fitness Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: ABC News’s chief health and medical editor offers accessible answers to 68 medical questions stumping patients today. Dr. Besser frequently receives questions from thousands of his viewers. In response, he has written his first book—a comprehensive health guide that will both inform and surprise as he separates fact from fiction for nearly seventy confusing medical questions, including: “Should I take a daily aspirin to prevent a heart attack, stroke, or cancer?” “If my doctors order a lot of tests, does that mean they’re more thorough?” “Do I need thirty minutes of exercise a day to stay healthy?” Recognizing the astonishing amount of misinformation that many important health decisions are based upon, Dr. Besser’s commitment to delivering the truth is critical. He isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo—or the interests within the health care industry—to provide the knowledge you need to take control of your health. Eager to help you make the choices that are right for YOU, he organizes his easy-to-understand answers into six lifestyle categories, including diet and nutrition; exercise and fitness; vitamins, supplements, and medicines; beating illness and injury; and navigating the perplexing world of health care, as well as a chapter dedicated to the questions you wished you asked before your doctor walks out the door. Throughout the book, Dr. Besser smashes myths while translating invaluable information into problem-solving advice you can use, including a “Dr. B’s Bottom Line” at the end of each topic. As accessible as it is empowering, Dr. Besser’s Tell Me the Truth, Doctor is a necessary addition to every home, office, and dorm room.

The Mystery of Sleep

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Author : Meir Kryger
  • ISBN : 0300227825
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 6768

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An authoritative and accessible guide to what happens when we shut our eyes at night We spend a third of our lives in bed, but how much do we really understand about how sleep affects us? In the past forty years, scientists have discovered that our sleep (or lack of it) can affect nearly every aspect of our waking lives. Poor sleep could be a sign of a disease, the result of a vitamin or iron deficiency, or the cause of numerous other problems, both sleeping and waking. Yet many people, even medical personnel, are unaware of the dangers of poor sleep. Enter Dr. Meir Kryger, a world authority on the science of sleep, with a comprehensive guide to the mysteries of slumber that combines detailed case studies, helpful tables, illustrations, and pragmatic advice. Everyone needs a good night’s sleep, and many of us will experience some difficulty sleeping or staying awake over the course of our lifetimes (or know someone who does). Kryger’s comprehensive text is a much-needed resource for insomniacs; for those who snore, can’t stay awake, or experience disturbing dreams; and for the simply curious. Uniquely wide ranging, The Mystery of Sleep is more than a handbook; it is a guide to the world of sleep and the mysterious disorders that affect it.

The No-Nonsense Guide to Menopause

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Author : Barbara Seaman,Laura Eldridge
  • ISBN : 1416564837
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 3225

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: For nearly as long as women have been around, they have been going through menopause. It is a bodily process as old as human birth, death, and of course, menstruation. Like many normal biological events, menopause was gradually medicalized, and with the rise of pharmaceutical medicine, women and their doctors were convinced that it was an "estrogen deficiency disease" that could be treated by supplementing the body's declining estrogen levels with hormones. By 2002 hormone treatment had been on the market for more than fifty years when doctors and women alike were shocked by the results of a massive clinical trial, the Women's Health Initiative: women taking hormones had more heart attacks, breast cancer, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, and blood clots than women who did not, and patients were left scrambling to find new and sometimes difficult answers to their menopause and midlife health questions. In The No-Nonsense Guide to Menopause, Barbara Seaman, a legendary figure in the women's health movement, and Laura Eldridge have written a comprehensive, easy-to-use resource that will give you all the information you need to make smart and informed decisions that will put you in control during this time of transition -- medically, psychologically, sexually, and even financially. With the latest research on everything from hormone replacement therapy to skin creams to preventing osteoporosis, The No-Nonsense Guide to Menopause is the definitive manual on this important subject. You'll find out which changes are expected and natural and which can be a cause for concern; how hormonal shifts can affect your heart, your sex life, and your mood; and what you can do to address these issues. Whether the authors are discussing the risk factors for heart disease, the benefits of lifting weights, or if you should consider a hysterectomy, they offer unbiased, straightforward information and advice with a signature blend of wisdom and sensitivity. Perhaps most important, you'll learn how to evaluate what you read in magazines, hear on the news, and are told by your doctor, so you can distinguish between solid facts and dubious claims. By learning how to read and evaluate scientific studies and becoming familiar with what goes on behind the scenes in research labs, at doctors' offices, and at pharmaceutical companies, you will be able to become your own advocate. The next time you go to the doctor's office, you will know how to make the most of your visit and leave feeling confident, informed, and in command. There is no one way to experience menopause and no single way to handle the challenges it can present, but as a no-nonsense patient, you will have the tools you need to make decisions that are right for you.

Rays of Sunshine Revised and Expanded

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Author : Don Sucio
  • ISBN : 1496918029
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Number of Pages : 632
  • Readers : 8667

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Category: Health & Fitness Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Rays of Sunshine Revised and Expanded is a unique collection of health facts along with a bundle of poems. This book was written to promote healthy lifestyles and habits. It offers helpful advice for people who are struggling with health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, in order to prolong their lives and revive their over-all well-being. There is an emphasis on health tips, dietary advice, and mental health to recognize common health problems in order to restore wholeness in the readers' lives. The poetry sections encourage wholesome family relationships, inspire good moral values and entertain readers with stimulating ideas. An assemblage of spiritual poems advocates readers to establish and strengthen their relationship with God. In a world filled with danger, diseases and doubt --these poems provide comfort, reassurance and optimism to every day people. This book is important because a person's health and body are the only two things someone will have with them from the cradle to the grave. True happiness is found in positive, long-lasting relationships --not money or material things. The information and poems in this book offers readers productive possibilities to change their lives and improve their health. Like bright, shining rays of sunshine, this book is intended to restore broken relationships, repair and sustain physical, mental and spiritual health, and rouse provoking thoughts to urge readers to ponder the direction of their lives while they think of ways they can improve themselves.

The Nurse's Role in Promoting Optimal Health of Older Adults

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Jean W Lange
  • ISBN : 0803629273
  • Publisher : F.A. Davis
  • Number of Pages : 443
  • Readers : 4418

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Awarded a 2012 AJN Book of the Year Award! Why focus on the negative aspects of growing old while most older adults are leading positive, fulfilling, and active lives even while dealing with the changes associated with aging and chronic illnesses? Promote healthy aging; learn what it means to age successfully; and develop the tools and resources that can optimize well-being during the later years in life with the guidance you'll find inside. The author, a nationally recognized expert in the field of gerontology addresses the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of older adults based on a holistic, mid-range nursing theory of successful aging. Contributions from healthcare professionals in exercise physiology, nutrition, pharmacy and elder law help you understand how these disciplines work together to benefit patients.

Baby 411: Your Baby, Birth to Age 1

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  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Author : Dr. Ari Brown,Denise Fields
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Windsor Peak Press
  • Number of Pages : 632
  • Readers : 7599

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Category: Family & Relationships Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: You are having a baby! Congratulations! Now, the reality hits you—what the heck am I doing? What if you could bottle the wisdom of all those parents who’ve come before you . . . and mix it with the solid medical advice from an nationally-renowned pediatrician? Baby 411 is the answer! Think of it as the ultimate FAQ for new parents. Inside you’ll learn: • How to pick a pediatrician with savvy questions to ask and insider tips. • Sleep. The best way to get your baby to sleep through the night. • First aid—when to worry, when not . . . and what to do when baby gets sick. No-nonsense, down-to-earth advice you can trust. • Fussy baby 411. Is it colic? Acid reflux? Or something else? Discover the secrets to soothing a fussy baby. • Detailed nutrition info with a step-by-step guide for successful breastfeeding, introducing solid food and the ‘‘new and improved’’ formulas. Plus: simple steps to avoid food allergies! • Is my baby normal? Learn how your baby will grow and develop! New in this revised 9th edition: • Designer baby formulas―Are they worth it? What about goat's milk formula? • New sleeping gizmos: Do new electronic bassinets actually work at soothing baby? • New breastfeeding aids to boost milk supply that actually work. All that and more in the new, updated and revised BABY 411!

Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Not Available
  • ISBN : 1405926813
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 5533

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: We are all stories, in the end . . . A stunning illustrated collection of fifteen dark and ancient fairy tales from the world of Doctor Who. These captivating stories include mysterious myths and legends about heroes and monsters of all kinds, from every corner of the universe. Originally told to young Time Lords at bedtime, these twisted tales are an enchanting read forDoctor Who fans of all ages. Written by Justin Richards and illustrated by David Wardle.

Challenges in Older Women’s Health

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Heidi W. Brown,Makeba Williams,Sarina Schrager
  • ISBN : 3030590585
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Number of Pages : 204
  • Readers : 1715

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Category: Medical Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: The number of Americans 65 years of age or older is projected to more than double to over 98 million by 2060, making them 24% of the overall population. Women constitute more than 50% of this group. Most clinicians who provide primary care for older women receive minimal training about their unique health issues and needs during residency however, and few resources exist to guide them regarding these issues in practice. This book provides user-friendly, evidence-based guidance to manage common challenges in healthcare for women during menopause and beyond, filling a huge and growing unmet need for primary care clinicians. Edited by a multidisciplinary team with content expert authors from family medicine, oncology, urogynecology, obstetrics and gynecology, psychology, and more, this text provides clinically relevant information about important conditions impacting the health of older women, including suggested guidelines for management and helpful resources for patient counselling and care. The first half of the book covers general topics such as menopause, bone health, depression and grief, cancer survivorship, and obesity. The second half focuses on issues below the belt that are difficult to talk about, such as incontinence, vulvar pathology, and sexual health after menopause. While there is copious literature about the menopausal transition, few resources for clinicians exist about caring for women beyond the 6th decade. Challenges in Older Women’s Health: A primer for clinicians provides focused, evidence-based information about high-yield topics for a too often neglected group of patients.

Technology and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Author : D.C. Lozar, M.D.
  • ISBN : 147663744X
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Number of Pages : 260
  • Readers : 2693

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “The author, a physician, draws on his long and varied experiences… His selection of cases and detailed descriptions of the environments in which they unfold clearly convey his values and a humanistic approach to patient care. …provides an excellent critique of thoughtless adoption of technology in clinical medicine, and offers suggestions on how to incorporate humanism into the technology development and implementation process…recommended”—Choice Medicine is an ancient profession that advances as each generation of practitioners passes it down to the next. It remains a distinguished, flawed and rewarding vocation--but it may be coming to an end as we know it. Computer algorithms promise patients better access, safer therapies and more predictable outcomes. Technology reduces costs, designs more effective and personalized treatments and diminishes fraud and waste. Balanced against these miraculous developments is the risk that medical professionals will forget their primary responsibility is to their patients, not to a template of care. Written for anyone who has considered a career in health care--and for any patient who has had an office visit where a provider spent more time doing data-entry than examining them--this book weighs the benefits of emerging technologies against the limitations of traditional systems to envision a future where both doctors and patients are better-informed consumers of health care tools.

The Doctor Will See You Now

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Amir Khan
  • ISBN : 1473581621
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 4066

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Category: Biography & Autobiography Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: 'Honest, compassionate, brave and big hearted' - LORRAINE KELLY 'Celebrates human beings in all their glorious, messy imperfection' - CAT DEELEY Sunday Times Bestseller updated with a new chapter on Amir's experiences during the coronavirus pandemic and being on the frontlines of the historic vaccination effort. 60 hours a week 240 patients 10 minutes to make a diagnosis Welcome to the surgery. Charting his 15 years working as a GP, from rookie to becoming a partner in one of the UK's busiest surgeries, Dr Amir Khan's stories are as much about community and care as they are about blood tests and bodily fluids. Along the way, he introduces us to the patients that have taught him about love, loss and family - from the regulars to the rarities - giving him the most unbelievable highs and crushing lows, and often in just 10 minutes. There is the unsuspecting pregnant woman about to give birth at the surgery; the man offering to drop his trousers and take a urine sample there and then; the family who needs support through bereavement, the vulnerable child who will need continuing care for a long-term health condition; and, of course, the onset of COVID-19 that tested the surgery at every twist and turn. But, it's all in a day's work for Amir. The Doctor Will See You Now is a powerful story of hope, love and compassion, but it's also a rare insider account of what really goes on behind those surgery doors.

The Longevity Economy

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Joseph F. Coughlin
  • ISBN : 1610396650
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 6863

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Oldness: a social construct at odds with reality that constrains how we live after middle age and stifles business thinking on how to best serve a group of consumers, workers, and innovators that is growing larger and wealthier with every passing day. Over the past two decades, Joseph F. Coughlin has been busting myths about aging with groundbreaking multidisciplinary research into what older people actually want -- not what conventional wisdom suggests they need. In The Longevity Economy, Coughlin provides the framing and insight business leaders need to serve the growing older market: a vast, diverse group of consumers representing every possible level of health and wealth, worth about $8 trillion in the United States alone and climbing. Coughlin provides deep insight into a population that consistently defies expectations: people who, through their continued personal and professional ambition, desire for experience, and quest for self-actualization, are building a striking, unheralded vision of longer life that very few in business fully understand. His focus on women -- they outnumber men, control household spending and finances, and are leading the charge toward tomorrow's creative new narrative of later life -- is especially illuminating. Coughlin pinpoints the gap between myth and reality and then shows businesses how to bridge it. As the demographics of global aging transform and accelerate, it is now critical to build a new understanding of the shifting physiological, cognitive, social, family, and psychological realities of the longevity economy.

The Doctors Book of Food Remedies

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Author : Selene Yeager,Editors Of Prevention Magazine
  • ISBN : 162336115X
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Number of Pages : 720
  • Readers : 4333

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In recent years, scientists have discovered thousands of substances in foods that go way beyond vitamins and minerals for pure healing power. The Doctors Book of Food Remedies shows you how to use Mother Nature's "healing foods" to lose weight, prevent cancer, reverse heart disease, cleanse arteries, unleash an explosion of new energy, lower cholesterol, look and feel years younger, and much, much more. You will discover how to: • cut the risk of heart attack in half by snacking on nuts • protect against colon cancer by eating grapefruit • cool off hot flashes with flaxseed • heal a wound with honey • fight diabetes with milk—and wine • reduce cholesterol with cinnamon Written in collaboration with the editors of Prevention magazine, one of America's most trusted sources for health information, the book covers 60 different ailments and 97 different healing foods, and offers 100 delicious, nutrient-rich recipes. Newly researched, every entry provides current information and the latest clinical studies from real doctors and nutritionists working in some of the best medical institutions in the United States.

What Doctors Feel

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Danielle Ofri
  • ISBN : 0807073334
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Number of Pages : 232
  • Readers : 2441

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A look at the emotional side of medicine—the shame, fear, anger, anxiety, empathy, and even love that affect patient care Physicians are assumed to be objective, rational beings, easily able to detach as they guide patients and families through some of life’s most challenging moments. But doctors’ emotional responses to the life-and-death dramas of everyday practice have a profound impact on medical care. And while much has been written about the minds and methods of the medical professionals who save our lives, precious little has been said about their emotions. In What Doctors Feel, Dr. Danielle Ofri has taken on the task of dissecting the hidden emotional responses of doctors, and how these directly influence patients. How do the stresses of medical life—from paperwork to grueling hours to lawsuits to facing death—affect the medical care that doctors can offer their patients? Digging deep into the lives of doctors, Ofri examines the daunting range of emotions—shame, anger, empathy, frustration, hope, pride, occasionally despair, and sometimes even love—that permeate the contemporary doctor-patient connection. Drawing on scientific studies, including some surprising research, Dr. Danielle Ofri offers up an unflinching look at the impact of emotions on health care. With her renowned eye for dramatic detail, Dr. Ofri takes us into the swirling heart of patient care, telling stories of caregivers caught up and occasionally torn down by the whirlwind life of doctoring. She admits to the humiliation of an error that nearly killed one of her patients and her forever fear of making another. She mourns when a beloved patient is denied a heart transplant. She tells the riveting stories of an intern traumatized when she is forced to let a newborn die in her arms, and of a doctor whose daily glass of wine to handle the frustrations of the ER escalates into a destructive addiction. But doctors don’t only feel fear, grief, and frustration. Ofri also reveals that doctors tell bad jokes about “toxic sock syndrome,” cope through gallows humor, find hope in impossible situations, and surrender to ecstatic happiness when they triumph over illness. The stories here reveal the undeniable truth that emotions have a distinct effect on how doctors care for their patients. For both clinicians and patients, understanding what doctors feel can make all the difference in giving and getting the best medical care.

The Impossible Clinic

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Ariane Hanemaayer
  • ISBN : 0774862106
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 8403

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Impossible Clinic explores the conundrum of evidence-based medicine’s (EBM) attempt to translate evidence from medical research into recommendations for practice. Ironically, when medical institutions combine disciplinary regulations with EBM to produce clinical practice guidelines, the outcomes are antithetical to the aim. Such guidelines fail to increase individual physicians’ capacity to judge – as EBM promises – because they externalize judgment while imposing disciplinary control. The Impossible Clinic is the first book to interrogate the history, practice, and pitfalls of EBM and how it persists due to intersecting relationships between professional medical regulation and liberal governance strategies.