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Treat Me, Not My Age: A Doctor's Guide to Getting the Best Care as You or a Loved One Gets Older Treat Me, Not My Age: A Doctor's Guide to Getting the Best Care as You or a Loved One Gets Older
by Mark Lachs, MD

Too often our culture defines the aging process negatively instead of embracing it as a natural part of life. Nowhere is this problem more pronounced than in our health-care system, where "ageist" medicine often serves to worsen our medical issues instead of helping us figure out how to address or avoid them. Whether we're forty or eighty, what we need is an insider's guide to staying healthy despite the system.



The Kitchen Shrink: A Psychiatrist's Reflections on Healing in a Changing World The Kitchen Shrink: A Psychiatrist's Reflections on Healing in a Changing World
by Dora Calott Wang, M.D.

Part memoir and part rallying cry, The Kitchen Shrink is an unflinchingly honest, passionate, and humane inside look at the realities of free-market medicine in today's America.



Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment
by Keith I. Block, M.D.

Dr. Keith Block is at the global vanguard of innovative cancer care. As medical director of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Evanston, Illinois, he has treated thousands of patients who have lived long, full lives beyond their original prognoses. Now he has distilled almost thirty years of experience into the first book that gives patients a systematic, research-based plan for developing the physical and emotional vitality they need to meet the demands of treatment and recovery.



Acne for Dummies Acne for Dummies
by Herbert P. Goodheart, M.D.

Battle breakouts, reduce the possibility of scarring, and keep your skin healthy and clear. In this friendly guide, a dermatologist explains how you can clear up your complexion, whether you're a teenager or adult, complete with color photos to help you identify your skin condition.



The Great American Heart Hoax: Lifesaving Advice Your Doctor Should Tell You About Heart Disease Prevention (But Probably Never Will) The Great American Heart Hoax: Lifesaving Advice Your Doctor Should Tell You About Heart Disease Prevention (But Probably Never Will)
by Michael Ozner

No Stents,
No Surgery.


Clinical studies have shown that cardiovascular intervention does not prevent heart attacks or prolong life in stable patients with coronary artery disease . . . So why are more than 1.5 million angioplasties and coronary bypass surgeries done annually in the United States alone?



What to Expect When You Have Diabetes: 170 Tips for Living Well With Diabetes What to Expect When You Have Diabetes: 170 Tips for Living Well With Diabetes
by American Diabetes Association

Managing a chronic disease like diabetes can be overwhelming, even frightening-especially if you're among the 1.5 million Americans who are newly diagnosed each year.

Now there's sound, steadying advice written by the experts, so you can live well with diabetes, not just manage it. What to Expect When You Have Diabetes is a worthy companion amid the glut of questions. This go-to guide with a can-do approach makes understanding diabetes easier.



The New Mom's Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Body, Your Health, Your Sanity, and Your Sex Life After Having a Baby The New Mom's Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Body, Your Health, Your Sanity, and Your Sex Life After Having a Baby
by Jennifer Wider, M.D.

In this compassionate, comprehensive guide, Dr. Jennifer Wider, a physician as well as the mother of two small children, delivers up-to-date medical information, candid answers to a host of questions, and expert advice on a range of postpartum issues



The HPV Vaccine Controversy: Sex, Cancer, God, and Politics: A Guide for Parents, Women, Men, and Teenagers The HPV Vaccine Controversy: Sex, Cancer, God, and Politics: A Guide for Parents, Women, Men, and Teenagers
by Dr. Shobha S. Krishnan

Parents, teenagers, and young adults considering the HPV vaccine will find all of the answers to their questions in this book, which also features a chapter listing all of the questions asked, and answers given, when Krishnan ran an informational clinic for college students curious about the disease and the vaccine.



Anticancer: A New Way of Life Anticancer: A New Way of Life
by David Servan-Schreiber M.D. Ph.D.

All of us have cancer cells in our bodies. But not all of us will develop cancer. When David Servan-Schreiber, a dedicated scientist and doctor, was diagnosed with brain cancer, his life changed.



The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife and Beyond: A No Nonsense Approach to Staying Healthy After 50 The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife and Beyond: A No Nonsense Approach to Staying Healthy After 50
by Janet Horn M.D. & Robin H. Miller M.D.

This comprehensive guide shows you how to work with your body instead of against it to stay healthy and happy through menopause and beyond.



The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
by Norman Doidge MD

The discovery that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains -- even into old age -- is the most important breakthrough in neuroscience in four centuries. In this revolutionary look at the brain, bestselling author, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., introduces both the brilliant scientists championing this new science of neuroplasticity and the astonishing progress of the people whose lives they've transformed.



The Truth About Back Pain: A Revolutionary, Individualized Approach to Diagnosing and Healing Back Pain The Truth About Back Pain: A Revolutionary, Individualized Approach to Diagnosing and Healing Back Pain
by Todd Sinett, DC, and Sheldon Sinett, DC

When it comes to back pain, most health practitioners focus on locating and treating only the physical causes. A few may look to the mind/ body connection for the emotional underpinnings of pain. But virtually no one uses the three-tiered approach presented in this book.