New Arrivals - Medicine, health, and technology
In his memoir Intern, Sandeep Jauhar chronicled the formative years of his residency at a prestigious New York City hospital. Doctored, his harrowing follow-up, observes the crisis of American medicine through the eyes of an attending cardiologist. Hoping for the stability he needs to start a family, Jauhar accepts a position at a massive teaching hospital. With a decade's worth of elite medical training behind him, he is eager to settle down and reap the rewards of countless sleepless nights. Instead, he is confronted with sobering truths. Doctors' morale is getting lower. Cronyism determines referrals, corporate ties distort medical decisions, and unnecessary tests are routinely performed to generate income. Meanwhile, a single patient might see fifteen specialists and still fail to receive a full picture of his actual condition. Jauhar has written an introspective memoir that is also an impassioned plea for reform.--From publisher description.
Includes information on selecting a doctor, hospital, midwife, or other birthing options, and nutrition and exercises, accompanied by a trimester-by-trimester guide showing how the baby grows and changes.
The creator of the 100 Days of Real Food blog draws from her hugely popular website to offer simple, affordable, family-friendly recipes and practical advice for eliminating processed foods from your family's diet.
"Almost a century of research has shown that the most conscientious individuals enjoy longer and healthier lives. The crucial feature of conscientiousness is being organized and responsible, which are the traits that contribute most to society in general. Unfortunately, some individuals fail to achieve their greatest potential because they did not establish the nurturing, bonding system that is most essential for health, happiness, and success. In this book, you will find the tools to optimize your self-esteem, health, and longevity.In the 1960s, the use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) took acupuncture to a new level, revolutionizing pain management. Now the most important acupuncture advancement in 4,000 years is the activation of the hormone oxytocin without needles or electrical stimulation. By using essential oils on acupuncture points, you will create the 'bliss' that enables you to fulfill your potential for conscientious living. Based on research of the past two decades, it is now possible for you to activate five specific acupuncture circuits. Using this method, you will: restore dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), the most important health-enhancing hormone; boost your calcitonin, the essential thyroid hormone for maintaining bone strength and reducing pain; reduce free radicals, the scavengers that essentially wear out or 'rust' your body; balance your aldosterone, the adrenal hormone responsible for water and potassium health; activate your crucial bonding, nurturing hormone--oxytocin--the ultimate bliss hormone. Using specific blends of natural essential oils, you can do your own transcutaneous acupuncture--with no needles and in only 30 seconds. This is a powerful path to conscientious living that enables you to live a longer, healthier, and happier life--helping yourself, and, as a result, helping others"-- Provided by publisher.
"We are in the midst of a blood pressure crisis. Nearly 70 million Americans have been diagnosed with hypertension, and just 56 percent of them have it under control. Hypertension is responsible for 69 percent of first heart attacks and 77 percent of first strokes. But there is good news: High blood pressure is very responsive to lifestyle changes. And the more changes you make, the greater your results. Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally provides readers with a comprehensive lifestyle plan. Readers will follow the Power Mineral Diet, which centers on 13 delicious, powerful, blood pressure-lowering foods, along with an easy, doable exercise program that combines the proven effectiveness of cardio, strength training, and yoga on blood pressure"-- Provided by publisher.
Beginner's guide to prepping, showing how to create a self-sustainable home for surviving anything from a power outage to societal collapse.
Offers short sequences that readers can perform while seated on airplanes, in taxi cabs, standing at the bus stop, or even while waiting for water to boil. In addition, it also includes sequences to help with daily aches, pains, and annoyances, such as tired feet, sensitive wrists, neck and shoulder tension, lower back pain, anxiety, and even heartbreak. Provide step-by-step instructions on asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) and lists the benefits of each sequence and includes helpful information about modifications for poses.
Describes the true story of how the eccentric Polish scientist tasked by the Nazis to create a typhus vaccine hid the intelligentsia from the Gestapo by hiring them to work in his laboratory. The team engaged in a sabotage campaign by sending illegal doses of the vaccine into the Polish ghettos while shipping gallons of the weakened serum to the German troops on the Eastern Front. Among the scientists saved by Weigl, who was a Christian, was a gifted Jewish immunologist named Ludwik Fleck, who risked his life to carry out a dramatic subterfuge to vaccinate the most endangered prisoners in Buchenwald.
Offers stretching exercises designed to relieve pain caused by frequently sitting for long periods of time
"Forget the fad diets--this program integrates mindfulness, eating with intention, and interval-based movement to help you live an inspired, healthier, and longer life.--Provided by publisher.
An expert in the field of aging and longevity introduces a program designed to help combat the effects and causes of aging, combining a nutritional dietary plan with an exercise regimen designed to build lean muscle.
An exploration of current alternative treatments for cancer not explored by mainstream medicine. Also identifies foods and supplements that potentially bolster the body's immune system and reduce cancer risks.