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The Hungry Gene: The Inside Story of ...

Ellen Ruppel Shell

Science journalist Ellen Ruppel Shell discusses the history and politics of obesity in America. She goes as far back as the Ice Age in her attempt to shed light on the current epidemic of the disease. Shell discusses both pharmacologi...

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Published: Sep 2003

Water: For Health, for Healing, for L...

F. Batmanghelidj

Linking such conditions as allergies, hypertension, depression, migraines, and obesity to persistent dehydration, a health guide based on more than twenty years of research explains how to use water treatment for a variety of symptoms...

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Published: Jun 2003

A Prescription for Retail Pharmacy: A...

Jean-Marc Bovee Pharmd

Have you ever wondered what your friendly neighborhood pharmacist is really thinking behind that pharmacy counter? If so, look no further. A Prescription for Retail Pharmacy offers an honest, politically incorrect, no-holds-barred loo...

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Published: Feb 2011

The Hearing-Loss Guide: Useful Inform...

John M. Burkey

Although millions of people could use good advice about hearing loss, it turns out that asking is difficult, and accurate advice is hard to come by. This book directly addresses the problem: it provides useful, first-hand advice from ...

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Published: Mar 2015

The Personalized Medicine Revolution:...

Pieter Cullis

"Cullis will enlighten you as to why personalized medicine will be the greatest technological advance you have ever experienced." - Rob Wright, Chief Editor, Life Science LeaderIn this persuasive and compelling book, Pieter ...

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Published: Nov 2014

Make an Informed Vaccine Decision for...

Mayer Eisenstein

The current schedule of recommended vaccines is so crowded that doctors give babies several shots during a single office visit -- up to eight vaccines all at one time. Parents -- and doctors -- often forget that vaccines are drugs. Ho...

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Published: Jun 2010

Reinventing American Health Care: How...

Ezekiel Emanuel

The definitive story of American health care today-its causes, consequences, and confusionsIn March 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. It was the most extensive reform of America's health care system since at least the...

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Published: Mar 2015

The Treatment Trap: How the Overuse o...

Rosemary Gibson

With health reform enacted by the Congress and signed by the President, the subject matter of The Treatment Trap is a compelling component in the national debate. Taking advantage of Rosemary Gibson's knowledge gleaned from extended e...

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Published: Nov 2011

The Antidepressant Solution: A Step-b...

joseph Glenmullen

With the FDA's warning that antidepressants may cause agitation, anxiety, hostility, and even violent or suicidal tendencies, these medications are at the forefront of national legal news. Harvard physician Joseph Glenmullen has led t...

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Published: Jan 2005

The Myth of Autism: How a Misundersto...

Michael J. Goldberg

Experts agree that America is in the midst of a disturbing epidemic of what has thus far been diagnosed as autism. In just thirty years autism diagnoses have risen from 1 in 5,000 children to 1 in 110, according to the Centers for Dis...

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Published: Apr 2014

Vitamin D Deficiency In Modern Humans...

Leonard O. Greenfield

Raising awareness so you and your family can avoid the dire health risks of vitamin D deficiency. All modern humans are tropically adapted mammals but many live above the 35th latitude where their technology, rather than their biology...

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Published: Jun 2015

Surviving the Medical Meltdown: Your ...

Lee Hieb

Government health care has never in the history of the world, anywhere, delivered the same quality of medical care as has the free market. As we have lost the battle for competitive health care, today we are traveling along the path t...

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Published: Jan 2015

Chronic Resilience: 10 Sanity-Saving ...

Danea Horn

Chronic illness comes with stress, and Chronic Resilience provides a complete self-help blueprint for managing the difficulties chronic illness presents. Certified life coach and speaker Danea Horn, who suffers from chronic kidney dis...

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Published: Aug 2013

Outpatients: The Astonishing New Worl...

Sasha Issenberg

Today more people travel to Hungary for dental care than to any other country in Europe. The fascinating story of how Hungary became Europe's dental chair is a case study in medical tourism, which has become a growing multi-billion-do...

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Published: Feb 2016

Your Child in the Hospital: A Practic...

Nancy Keene

Millions of parents take their child to the hospital each year for stitches, outpatient surgery, or longer stays for serious illnesses. Your Child in the Hospital: A Practical Guide for Parents is packed with sensible tips and home-gr...

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Published: Apr 2015

Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak: Th...

Robert F. Kennedy

Over a decade ago, following a sharp rise in developmental disorders such as autism and ADHD, the mercury-containing preservative Thimerosal was widely believed to have been eliminated from vaccine supplies in the US and abroad. Howev...

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Published: Jul 2015

Your Blood Never Lies: How to Read a ...

James B. LaValle

A standard blood test indicates how well the kidneys and liver are functioning, the potential for heart disease, and a host of other vital health markers. Unfortunately, most of us cannot decipher these results ourselves, nor can we e...

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Published: Dec 2011

Fructose Malabsorption: The Shopping ...

Debra Ledford

Shopping frequently offers the greatest challenge for an FMer. Entire stores are full of foods designed to create reaction - but not a good one. This full color book is your guide to shopping, buying, and finding those illusive food...

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Published: Mar 2014

Underwater: When Encephalitis, Brain ...

Chris Maxwell

Encephalitis almost ended Chris Maxwell's life. The scar tissue in his brain and life with epilepsy made him – and his family and friends – feel like the life they'd known changed suddenly and permanently. For Maxwell and the stag...

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Published: Mar 2017

Take Charge of Parkinson's Disease: D...

Anne Cutter Mikkelsen

UPDATED 2nd Edition. Motivated by her husband Mike's PD, Anne Mikkelsen developed a cooking style that blends her training in traditional French cooking with emerging science on the importance of brain-healthy food. Mike, an award-w...

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Published: Apr 2015

Care of the Ancient Ones: Gentle Elde...

Judith Murphy Millar

The Ancient Ones—the oldest of the old—are the fastest-growing segment of our society. The vast majority of them have some sort of physical disability and/or memory impairment. They need help. Consider these facts: • 6.5 milli...

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Published: May 2016

Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How O...

Peter Pronovost

"The tough-minded and revealing story of a leading doctor's crusade against medical harm...Fascinating reading." -Atul Gawande, author of The Checklist Manifesto. First, do no harm. Doctors, nurses, and clinicians swear by ...

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Published: Jan 2011

For Smokers Only: How Smokeless Tobac...

MD Brad Rodu

If you smoke and are unable or unwilling to quit, this approach can save your life. The book, For Smokers Only: How Smokeless Tobacco Can Save Your Life, provides concrete facts and valuable advice on a revolutionary quit-smoking str...

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Published: Jun 2016

You Bet Your Life! The Top 10 Reasons...

Trisha Torrey

The healthcare system has become almost unrecognizable: • Your doctor spends so little time with you. You don't have enough time to get your questions answered! • None of your doctors talk to each other. No one coordinates your c...

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Published: Jul 2015
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