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Notes on the Need for Beauty: An Intimate Look at an Essential Quality Notes on the Need for Beauty: An Intimate Look at an Essential Quality
by J. Ruth Gendler

In this wide-ranging and deeply felt book, J. Ruth Gendler invites us to reclaim the often misunderstood quality of beauty as one of the most profound forces in our lives. Drawing on observations from art and nature, contemporary culture and personal experience, Gendler looks at her subject in its most generous implications -- not simply as a reflection of surface and image, but as a pathway to wholeness, integrity, coherence, and ultimately, to love.



Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
by Atul Gawande

The struggle to perform well is universal: each of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is the drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives may be on the line with every decision.



What You Don't Know Can Kill You: A Physician's Radical Guide to Conquering the Obstacles to Excellent Medical Care What You Don't Know Can Kill You: A Physician's Radical Guide to Conquering the Obstacles to Excellent Medical Care
by Laura Nathanson

In 2003, Dr. Laura Nathanson was widowed after the misdiagnosis of her beloved husband. After this tragedy, she was determined to help others protect themselves and their loved ones from similarly preventable health care disasters -- and help them benefit from health care miracles.



Riddled with Life: Friendly Worms, Ladybug Sex, and the Parasites that Make Us Who We Are Riddled with Life: Friendly Worms, Ladybug Sex, and the Parasites that Make Us Who We Are
by Marlene Zuk

In this witty, engaging book, evolutionary biologist Marlene Zuk makes us rethink our instincts as she argues that disease is our partner, not our foe.



Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism
by Portia Iversen

Portia Iversen was an award-winning art director and television writer whose life changed irrevocably when her son Dov was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. As she and her husband, Jon Shestack, sought treatments for Dov and struggled to understand what was happening.



What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Depression What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Depression
by Michael B. Schachter, MD, with Deborah Mitchell

If you are afflicted with depression, you know the terrible toll this illness can take on all aspects of your life. But despite the millions of prescriptions that are written each year, costly antidepressants are not always effective and can produce disabling side effects.



The Journey Through Cancer: Healing and Transforming the Whole Person The Journey Through Cancer: Healing and Transforming the Whole Person
by Jeremy Geffen, MD

What do you do when your world is turned upside-down by a diagnosis of cancer? How do you sort through the dizzying array of conventional and nonconventional treatment options while also searching for meaningful ways of embracing the mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of healing?



Bipolar II: Enhance Your Highs, Boost Your Creativity, and Escape the Cycles of Recurrent Depression -- The Essential Guide to Recognize and Treat the Mood Swings of This Increasingly Common Disorder Bipolar II: Enhance Your Highs, Boost Your Creativity, and Escape the Cycles of Recurrent Depression -- The Essential Guide to Recognize and Treat the Mood Swings of This Increasingly Common Disorder
by Ronald R. Fieve, M.D.

You are on fire. For a few days, you've stayed up late, woken up early, and accomplished your to-do list -- and then some. You've called friends you haven't talked to in ages, organized your closet, finished your project, danced until dawn, and still made it to work on time the next morning.



Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors
by Barbara Delinsky

With Uplift, bestselling author Barbara Delinsky, whose life has been shaped by her mother's breast cancer as well as her own, created a resource she wished she'd had for herself during her own treatment.



The Longevity Bible: 8 Essential Strategies for Keeping Your Mind Sharp and Your Body Young The Longevity Bible: 8 Essential Strategies for Keeping Your Mind Sharp and Your Body Young
by Gary Small, M.D.

Only a hundred years ago, people were lucky to live beyond age forty. Now, modern medicine is striving to keep us alive well into our nineties and beyond. But who wants to live a long life without health, vitality, and faculties intact? Quality longevity -- that's what we're striving for. According to Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA Center on Aging, it's well within our reach.



When It's Cancer: The 10 Essential Steps to Follow After Your Diagnosis When It's Cancer: The 10 Essential Steps to Follow After Your Diagnosis
by Toni Bernay, Ph.D., and Saar Porrath, M.D.

If you or someone close to you has received a cancer diagnosis, your first instinct may be to destroy the disease as quickly as possible, by any means possible. But this can lead to a barrage of questions: "What are my treatment options?" "Where can I get the best care?" "What will my insurance cover?" "How can I cope?"



Healing Pain: The Innovative Breakthrough Plan to Overcome Your Physical Pain & Emotional Suffering Healing Pain: The Innovative Breakthrough Plan to Overcome Your Physical Pain & Emotional Suffering
by Ann Berger, MSN, MD and C.B. deSwaan

With the expertise that has made her one of the foremost pain specialists in the country, and with the warmth and sincerity that have changed her patients' lives, Dr. Berger and her groundbreaking approach will help you stop hurting and start living.