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The Great Pretender

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A Literary Hub Most Anticipated Books of 2019 Pick From "one of America's most courageous young journalists" (NPR) comes a propulsive narrative history investigating the 50-year-old mystery behind a dramatic experiment that changed the course of modern medicine. For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness - how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people - sane, normal, well-adjusted members of society - went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors, and what does it mean for our understanding of mental illness today? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Susannah Cahalan (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Neglected No More

5 ratings

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It took the coronavirus pandemic to open our eyes to the deplorable state of so many of the nation's long-term care homes: the inhumane conditions, overworked and underpaid staff, and lack of oversight. In this timely new book, esteemed health reporter André Picard reveals the full extent of the crisis in eldercare, and offers an urgently needed prescription to fix a broken system. When COVID-19 spread through seniors' residences across Canada, the impact was horrific. Along with widespread illness and a devastating death toll, the situation exposed a decades-old crisis: the shocking systemic neglect toward our elders.  Called in to provide emergency care in some of the hardest-hit facilities in Ontario and Quebec, the military issued damning reports of what they encountered. And yet, the failings that were exposed - unappetizing meals, infrequent baths, overmedication, physical abuse, and inadequate personal care - have persisted for years in these institutions.  In Neglected No More, André Picard takes a hard look at how we came to embrace mass institutionalization, and lays out what can and must be done to improve the state of care for our elders, a highly vulnerable population with complex needs and little ability to advocate for themselves.  Picard shows that the entire eldercare system - fragmented, underfunded, and unsupported - is long overdue for a fundamental rethink. We need to find ways to ensure seniors can age gracefully in the community for longer, with supportive home care and respite for family caregivers, and ensure that long-term care homes are not warehouses of isolation and neglect. Our elders deserve nothing less.

©2021 Andre Picard (P)2021 Random House Canada

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The Medicine Book

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An accessible guide to more than 90 of the most important and groundbreaking milestones in the history of medicine, and the people behind them.  How are illnesses diagnosed? When did the first successful organ transplant take place? Why are some pandemics so deadly?  This audiobook explores big questions like these, explaining the breakthroughs and discoveries that have shaped our modern-day understanding of medicine and helped us protect and promote our health. Written in plain English, The Medicine Book cuts through the jargon and is packed with pithy explanations of the most important milestones in medical history to untangle knotty concepts.  From ancient medical practices, such as herbal medications and balancing the humours, through groundbreaking work including Jenner's experiments with cowpox, which laid the basis for vaccination, The Medicine Book offers an engaging overview of medical history across the world all the way into the 21st century with gene manipulation, immunotherapy, and robotics and telesurgery. Covering the role that therapies and drugs have played in the human quest to treat and prevent disease, the establishment of hospitals and later international medical bodies, like the WHO, and medical science's response to new challenges, such as accelerated antibiotic resistance and COVID-19, The Medicine Book explains the stories behind each milestone development.   Continuing the "Big Ideas" series' trademark combination of authoritative, informative text, The Medicine Book uses an innovative approach to make the subject accessible to everyone, whether you're a student of medicine or science, a medical professional, or an armchair expert.  Consultant Steve Parker is a writer and editor of more than 300 books specializing in science, particularly in biology, medicine, and allied life sciences. He has authored titles for a range of ages and publishers, including the award-winning Kill or Cure: An Illustrated History of Medicine for DK.

©2021 Dorling Kindersley (P)2021 DK Audio

Author: DK, Melinda Leigh
Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
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The Mosquito

26 ratings

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The instant New York Times best seller An international best seller "Hugely impressive, a major work." (NPR) A pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity’s fate Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British colonists in India and Africa? What does Starbucks have to thank for its global domination? What has protected the lives of popes for millennia? Why did Scotland surrender its sovereignty to England? What was George Washington's secret weapon during the American Revolution?  The answer to all these questions, and many more, is the mosquito. Across our planet since the dawn of humankind, this nefarious pest, roughly the size and weight of a grape seed, has been at the frontlines of history as the grim reaper, the harvester of human populations, and the ultimate agent of historical change. As the mosquito transformed the landscapes of civilization, humans were unwittingly required to respond to its piercing impact and universal projection of power. The mosquito has determined the fates of empires and nations, razed and crippled economies, and decided the outcome of pivotal wars, killing nearly half of humanity along the way. She (only females bite) has dispatched an estimated 52 billion people from a total of 108 billion throughout our relatively brief existence. As the greatest purveyor of extermination we have ever known, she has played a greater role in shaping our human story than any other living thing with which we share our global village. Imagine for a moment a world without deadly mosquitoes, or any mosquitoes, for that matter? Our history and the world we know, or think we know, would be completely unrecognizable. Driven by surprising insights and fast-paced storytelling, The Mosquito is the extraordinary untold story of the mosquito’s reign through human history and her indelible impact on our modern world order.

©2019 Timothy C. Winegard (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Mark Deakins
Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
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Lies My Doctor Told Me

98 ratings

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Has your doctor lied to you? Eat low-fat and high-carb, including plenty of “healthy” whole grains - does that sound familiar? Perhaps, this is what you were told at your last doctor’s appointment or visit with a nutritionist, or perhaps, it is something you read online when searching for a healthy diet. And maybe, you’ve been misled. Dr. Ken Berry is here to dispel the myths and misinformation that have been perpetuated by the medical and food industries for decades. This updated and expanded edition of Dr. Berry’s best seller Lies My Doctor Told Me exposes the truth behind all kinds of “lies” told by well-meaning but misinformed medical practitioners. Nutritional therapy is often overlooked in medical school, and the information provided to physicians is often outdated. However, the negative consequences on your health remain the same. Advice to avoid healthy fats and stay out of the sun has been proven to be detrimental to longevity and can wreak havoc on your system.  In this audiobook, Dr. Berry will enlighten you about nutrition and life choices, their role in our health, and how to begin an educated conversation with your doctor about finding the right path for you. This book will teach you:   Facts doctors are taught to think about nutrition and other preventative health measures and how they should be thinking Story of how the food pyramid and MyPlate came into existence and why they should change Facts about fat intake and heart health Truth about the effects of whole wheat on the human body Role of dairy in your diet Truth about salt - friend or foe? Dangers and benefits of hormone therapy New information about inflammation and how it should be viewed by doctors Come out of the darkness and let Ken Berry be your guide to optimal health and harmony! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Ken D. Berry, MD (P)2019 Victory Belt Audio

Narrator: Geoff Sugiyama
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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Medical Apartheid

22 ratings

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Medical Apartheid is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between black Americans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, it details the ways both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted without their knowledge - a tradition that continues today within some black populations. It reveals how blacks have historically been prey to grave robbing as well as unauthorized autopsies and dissections. Moving into the 20th century, it shows how the pseudoscience of eugenics and social Darwinism were used to justify experimental exploitation and shoddy medical treatment of blacks. The product of years of prodigious research into medical journals and experimental reports long undisturbed, Medical Apartheid reveals the hidden underbelly of scientific research and makes possible, for the first time, an understanding of the roots of the African American health deficit.

©2006 Harriet A. Washington (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Ron Butler
Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
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Destiny of the Republic

6 ratings

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James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil. The unhinged assassin’s half-delivered strike shattered the fragile national mood of a country so recently fractured by civil war, and left the wounded president as the object of a bitter behind-the-scenes struggle for power—over his administration, over the nation’s future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care. A team of physicians administered shockingly archaic treatments, to disastrous effect. As his con­dition worsened, Garfield received help: Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, worked around the clock to invent a new device capable of finding the bullet. Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic will stand alongside The Devil in the White City and The Professor and the Madman as a classic of narrative history. From the Hardcover edition.

©2011 Candice Millard (P)2011 Random House Audio

Narrator: Paul Michael
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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The Cure for Everything!

6 ratings

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We all want to be healthy. But somehow the good information about how to get healthy keeps getting twisted. In The Cure for Everything! health and law expert Timothy Caulfield sets out to find the truth about what it takes to achieve a healthy lifestyle, even testing out many of the health claims on himself.  He signs up for circuit training with a Hollywood trainer. He tackles a diet that really works with the help of his own Food Advisory Team (FAT). He also sends a test tube of warm spit to a genetics laboratory.

©2012 Timothy Caulfield (P)2020 Viking

Narrator: Jeremy Arthur
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
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Body Respect

23 ratings

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Mainstream health science has let you down. Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies, and fatness is not a death sentence.   You've heard it before: There's a global health crisis, and unless we make some changes, we're in trouble. That much is true - but the epidemic is not obesity. The real crisis lies in the toxic stigma placed on certain bodies and the impact of living with inequality - not the numbers on a scale.  In a mad dash to shrink our bodies, many of us get so caught up in searching for the perfect diet, exercise program, or surgical technique that we lose sight of our original goal: improved health and well-being. Popular methods for weight loss don't get us there and lead many people to feel like failures when they can't match unattainable body standards. It's time for a cease-fire in the war against obesity.   Dr. Linda Bacon and Dr. Lucy Aphramor's Body Respect debunks common myths about weight, including the misconceptions that BMI can accurately measure health, that fatness necessarily leads to disease, and that dieting will improve health. They also help make sense of how poverty and oppression - such as racism, homophobia, and classism - affect life opportunity, self-worth, and even influence metabolism.   Body insecurity is rampant, and it doesn't have to be. It's time to overcome our culture's shame and distress about weight, to get real about inequalities and health, and to show every body respect.

©2014 Linda Bacon, PhD, and Lucy Aphramor, PhD, RD (P)2018 Tantor

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How Doctors Think

12 ratings

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A New Yorker staff writer, best-selling author, and professor at Harvard Medical School unravels the mystery of how doctors figure out the best treatments - or fail to do so. This book describes the warning signs of flawed medical thinking and offers intelligent questions patients can ask. On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within 12 seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions made this way are correct, but at crucial moments they can also be wrong - with catastrophic consequences. In this myth-shattering book, Jerome Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. He explores why doctors err and shows when and how they can, with our help, avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills that can have a profound impact on our health. Groopman draws on a wealth of research, extensive interviews with some of the country's best physicians, and his own experiences as a doctor and patient. He has learned many of the lessons in this book the hard way, from his own mistakes and from errors his doctors made in treating his own debilitating medical problems. How Doctors Think reveals a profound new view of 21st-century medical practice, giving doctors and patients the vital information they need to make better judgments together.

©2007 Jerome Groopman, M.D. (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
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A Family History of Illness: Memory as Medicine

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While in the ICU with a near-fatal case of pneumonia, Brett Walker was asked, "Do you have a family history of illness?" - a standard and deceptively simple question that for Walker, a professional historian, took on additional meaning and spurred him to investigate his family's medical past. In this deeply personal narrative, he constructs a history of his body to understand his diagnosis with a serious immunological disorder, weaving together his dying grandfather's sneaking a cigarette in a shed on the family's Montana farm, blood fractionation experiments in Europe during World War II, and 19th-century cholera outbreaks that ravaged small American towns as his ancestors were making their way west.

A Family History of Illness is a gritty historical memoir that examines the body's immune system and microbial composition as well as the biological and cultural origins of memory and history, offering a startling, fresh way to view the role of history in understanding our physical selves. In his own search, Walker soon realizes this broader scope is more valuable than a strictly medical family history. He finds that family legacies shape us both physically and symbolically, forming the root of our identity and values, and he urges us to renew our interest in the past or risk misunderstanding ourselves and the world around us.

©2018 University of Washington Press (P)2018 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: John N Gully
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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Quackery

6 ratings

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What won't we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine - yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison - was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious "treatments" - conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists, and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil) - that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. This book seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.

©2017 Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Hillary Huber
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
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Also Human

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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Also Human by Caroline Elton, read by Rachel Bavidge. Doctors are the people we turn to when we fall ill. They are the people we trust with our lives and with the lives of those we love. Yet who can doctors turn to at moments of stress or when their own working lives break down?  What does it take to confront death, disease, distress and suffering every day? To work in a health care system that is stretched to breaking point? To carry the responsibility of making decisions that can irrevocably change someone’s life - or possibly end it? And how do doctors cope with their own questions and fears when they are expected to have all the answers?  Caroline Elton is a psychologist who specialises in helping doctors. For over 20 years she has listened as doctors have unburdened themselves of the pressures of their jobs: the obstetrician whose own fertility treatment failed; the trainee oncologist who found herself unable to treat patients suffering from the disease that killed her father; the brilliant neurosurgeon struggling to progress her career in an environment that was hostile to women. Drawing on extraordinary case studies and decades of work supporting clinicians, Also Human presents a provocative, perceptive and deeply humane examination of the modern medical profession.

©2018 Caroline Elton (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

Narrator: Rachel Bavidge
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
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Memorizing Pharmacology Mnemonics

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This fast and easy pharmacology review through mnemonics recognizes that many future nurses, doctors, physician assistants, and pharmacists (chemists) have families, jobs, and other responsibilities. Do you have time enough time to make 100 percent sure you will pass in the classroom or on the board exam? For most students taking the NCLEX, NAPLEX, USMLE Step-1, PANCE, GPHC, or KAPS exam, the answer is no.  I wrote this mnemonic guide as an audiobook first to help you remember pharmacology drug names and principles quickly. While in the classroom your professors might say memorization doesn't matter, but you can't bring outside material to the board exam, so for this test, you do need to work on memory training. You already know the consequences of failing a class or board exam, so let's make sure that doesn't happen by getting pharmacology organized in your head once and for all. 

©2018 Tony Guerra (P)2018 Tony Guerra

Narrator: Michael Lenz
Author: Tony Guerra
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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Preventing the Next Pandemic

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The last five years saw a significant return of epidemic infectious disease, culminating in COVID-19. In our new post-COVID-19 world, how do we prevent future illnesses by expanding scientific and vaccine diplomacy and cooperation, especially to combat the problems that humans have brought on ourselves? Modern diseases and viruses have been spurred anew by war and conflict as well as shifting poverty, urbanization, climate change, and a new troubling anti-science/anti-vaccination outlook. From such 21st-century forces, we have seen declines in previous global health gains, with sharp increases in vaccine-preventable and neglected diseases on the Arabian Peninsula, in Venezuela, in parts of Africa, and even on the Gulf Coast of the United States. In Preventing the Next Pandemic, international vaccine scientist and tropical disease and coronavirus expert Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, argues that we can - and must - rely on vaccine diplomacy to address this new world order in disease and global health. Detailing his years in the lab developing new vaccines, Hotez also recounts his travels around the world to shape vaccine partnerships with people in countries both rich and poor in an attempt to head off major health problems. Building on the legacy of Dr. Albert Sabin, who developed the oral polio vaccine with Soviet scientists at the height of the Cold War, he explains how he is still working to refresh and redirect vaccine diplomacy toward neglected and newly emerging diseases. Hotez reveals how - during his Obama-era tenure as the US Science Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa, which coincided with both the rise in these geopolitical forces and climate change - he witnessed tropical infectious diseases and established vaccine partnerships that may still combat them up close. He explores why, since 2015, we've seen the decline of global cooperation and cohesion, to the detriment of those programs that are meant to benefit the most vulnerable people in the world. Unfortunately, Hotez asserts, these negative global events kick off a never-ending loop. Problems in a country may lead to disease outbreaks, but those outbreaks can lead to further problems - such as the impact of coronavirus on China's society and economy, which has been felt around the globe. Zeroing in on the sociopolitical and environmental factors that drive our most controversial and pressing global health concerns, Hotez proposes historically proven methods to soothe fraught international relations while preparing us for a safer, healthier future. He hammers home the importance of public engagement to communicate the urgency of embracing science during troubled times. Touching on a range of disease, from leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) to COVID-19, Preventing the Next Pandemic has always been a timely goal, but it will be even more important in a COVID and post-COVID world.

©2021 Peter J. Hotez (P)2021 Recorded Books Inc.

Narrator: Graham Winton
Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
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Pharmacotherapy

7 ratings

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Experience is the best teacher. Learn from someone who’s been there. In this book, I share my real-world experiences and scenarios as a clinical pharmacist to help you get a better grasp on medication management. I’ve been acknowledged in the Wall Street Journal, American Journal of Nursing, National Association Directors of Nursing, Pharmacy Times, and Pharmacy Today.  My goal is to teach you clinical common sense when it comes to medications. This is a book full of clinical pearls, case studies, and medication mistakes that every healthcare professional involved in medical management should know. If you’re passionate about learning more about polypharmacy, drug interactions, medication therapy management, and common medication mistakes, you’re going to love this book. Eric Christianson, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, and founder of meded101.com

©2015 Eric John Christianson (P)2018 Eric Christianson

Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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It's Not All in Your Head

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Where do you go for help when no one believes you're really sick? The doctors can't explain your symptoms, but you know there's something wrong because you can sense it in your body.  Living with the specter of an unresolved health issue isn't just painful, it's isolating. The preoccupation and stress it causes can disrupt your career or interfere with personal relationships. If you continually experience symptoms of illness, or worry a lot about disease, you may be suffering from health anxiety - a condition that can produce physical effects of its own, including muscle tension, nausea, and a quickened heart rate.  In this compassionate and empowering book, noted psychologists Gordon J. G. Asmundson and Steven Taylor provide simple and accurate self-tests designed to help you understand health anxiety and the role it might be playing in how you feel. Concrete examples and helpful exercises show you how to change thought and behavior patterns that contribute to the aches, pains, and anxiety you're experiencing.  The authors also explain how to involve friends and family - and when to seek professional help - as you learn to stay well without worry.

©2005 The Guilford Press (P)2020 Tantor

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Pharmacology

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If you find pharmacology exciting but confusing...this audiobook will eliminate the confusion! Do you need help with understanding or memorizing pharmacology? Or maybe you’re just interested in how medicines work and need a reliable source of information? This pharmacology audiobook is exactly what you need! Pharmacology is the science that studies how drugs work and how they’re processed by the body. It studies both natural and man-made drugs - in fact, any substance that has an effect on the functioning of a living organism. If you’re a medical student, you’re supposed to take pharmacology classes as part of your education. However, pharmacological knowledge can benefit every person - after all, each of us becomes sick from time to time! If you’re not at medical school, you’ll need the basics of pharmacology to understand drug inserts and talk to your doctor about different treatment options. This kind of knowledge is empowering because you’re no longer blindly accepting your doctor’s decisions but actively discussing them. Pharmacology is an exciting science, but it can also get very complicated. This is why you need a really clear and concise audiobook that will explain all the key concepts - an audiobook like this one. Here’s what you’ll learn: The mechanisms that make medicines work The journey of a drug from intake to elimination How to evaluate the toxicity of drugs Surprising facts about popular medicines And much more! Of course, listening to this audiobook won’t make you as competent as your doctor, but it will help you understand how you’re treated. And if you’re a medical student, you can use this audiobook for learning new material or revising your existing knowledge. Are you ready to boost your knowledge of pharmacology? Get this audiobook now!

©2020 Dexter Lendsteiner (P)2020 Dexter Lendsteiner

Narrator: Robert Bose
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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How to Heal

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Practical suggestions for caregivers for enabling truly healing relationships, in the face of illness. The ability to heal is not reserved for a gifted few. Anyone aching to ease the suffering of a sick friend or loved one can learn to become unconditionally present to the sick person rather than to the disease. Through stories filled with compassion, wisdom, and gentle humor, Dr. Jeff Kane shows listeners how to use mindful attention, therapeutic listening, and truthful speech to help others heal.

©2001, 2003 Jeff Kane (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Orville Bell
Author: Jeff Kane
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
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Overdiagnosed

6 ratings

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Going against the conventional wisdom reinforced by the medical establishment and Big Pharma that more screening is the best preventative medicine, Dr. Gilbert Welch builds a compelling counterargument that what we need are fewer, not more, diagnoses. Documenting the excesses of American medical practice that labels far too many of us as sick, Welch examines the social, ethical, and economic ramifications of a health-care system that unnecessarily diagnoses and treats patients, most of whom will not benefit from treatment, might be harmed by it, and would arguably be better off without screening. Drawing on 25 years of medical practice and research, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch and his colleagues, Dr. Lisa M. Schwartz and Dr. Steven Woloshin, have studied the effects of screenings and presumed preventative measures for disease and pre-disease. Examining the social, medical, and economic ramifications of a health care system that unnecessarily diagnoses and treats patients, Welch makes a reasoned call for change that would save us from countless unneeded surgeries, debilitating anxiety, and exorbitant costs.

©2011 Dr. H. Gilbert Welch (P)2012 HighBridge Company

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Dark Psychology and Manipulation

Summary

Finally you can access the power of personal influence The fascination with dark psychology, the study of the art and science behind manipulation and mind control, has exploded since this clinical research term first appeared in academic journals back in 2004. In Dark Psychology and Manipulation, listeners will be taken into the minds, the behaviors, the tactics, and the techniques of the narcissists, machiavellians, psychopaths, and everyday sadists living and working among us. You’ve worked with some of these people, you’ve worked for them, you’ve dated them, married them, divorced them, admired them, feared them, but most of all wondered what it is that makes them do the dark and disturbing things they do. Whether it’s your sister going through one relationship after another with an abusive, controlling, manipulative boyfriend, first husband, fiancée; or it’s your own experience of having to work for an egotistical, scheming, backstabbing, yet somehow wonderfully charismatic supervisor; or it’s your neighbor’s teenage son who seems to enjoy burning ants in the backyard on the weekends how dangerous are these people? Are they normal? Is their behavior forgivable? Should we be modeling some of our own ways of doing things - at work, in romance, at the grocery store - after them? Not all of them are crazy. Some of them are even wildly successful - in business, in romance, in general. Are they certifiable or is their behavior just a little more extreme than mine? As the field of dark psychology continues to grow, and researchers, clinical psychologist, social engineers, therapists, and other experts (and survivors) continue to find out more about what makes these people tick, you’ll find analyses of the latest studies in dark psychology. Plus, the book gives listeners quick and easy breakdowns of how each dark personality is different from the other, and how they are similar. Well, stress no more! Buy this book and also learn all....

©2019 Ray Manson (P)2019 Ray Manson

Narrator: Cliff Weldon
Author: Ray Manson
Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
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The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth

5 ratings

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"Delightfully horrifying." (Popular Science)

One of Mental Floss' Best Books of 2018

One of Science Friday's Best Science Books of 2018

This wryly humorous collection of stories about bizarre medical treatments and cases offers a unique portrait of a bygone era in all its jaw-dropping weirdness.

A puzzling series of dental explosions beginning in the 19th century is just one of many strange tales that have long lain undiscovered in the pages of old medical journals. Award-winning medical historian Thomas Morris delivers one of the most remarkable, cringe-inducing collections of stories ever assembled. 

Witness mysterious illnesses (such as the Rhode Island woman who peed through her nose), horrifying operations (1781: A French soldier in India operates on his own bladder stone), tall tales (like the "amphibious infant" of Chicago, a baby that could apparently swim underwater for half an hour), unfortunate predicaments (such as that of the boy who honked like a goose after inhaling a bird's larynx), and a plethora of other marvels. 

Beyond a series of anecdotes, these painfully amusing stories reveal a great deal about the evolution of modern medicine. Some show the medical profession hopeless in the face of ailments that today would be quickly banished by modern drugs; but others are heartening tales of recovery against the odds, patients saved from death by the devotion or ingenuity of a conscientious doctor.

However embarrassing the ailment or ludicrous the treatment, every case in The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth tells us something about the knowledge (and ignorance) of an earlier age, along with the sheer resilience of human life.

©2018 Thomas Morris (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
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Devant l'effondrement

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La période 2020 - 2050 sera la plus bouleversante qu'aura jamais vécu l'humanité en si peu de temps. L'effondrement de notre civilisation industrielle s'y produira à l'échelle mondiale, probablement dans les années 2020, certainement dans les années 2030. L'ouvrage examine les origines écologiques, économiques, financières et politiques de cet effondrement et, surtout, leurs relations systémiques.

©2020 Les Liens qui libèrent (P)2020 Les Liens qui libèrent

Narrator: Bernard Gabay
Author: Yves Cochet
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
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The Trillion Dollar Revolution

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Ten years after the landmark legislation, Ezekiel Emanuel leads a crowd of experts, policy-makers, doctors, and scholars as they evaluate the Affordable Care Act's history so far. In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act officially became one of the seminal laws determining American health care. From day one, the law was challenged in court, making it to the Supreme Court four separate times. It transformed the way a 3 trillion dollar sector of the economy behaved and brought insurance to millions of people. It spawned the Tea Party, further polarized American politics, and affected the electoral fortunes of both parties. Ten years after the bill's passage, a constellation of experts - insiders and academics for and against the ACA - describe the momentousness of the legislation. Encompassing Democrats and Republicans, along with legal, financial, and health policy experts, the essays here offer a fascinating and revealing insight into the political fight of a generation, its consequences for health care, politics, law, the economy - and the future.

©2020 Ezekiel J. Emanuel and Abbe R. Gluck (P)2020 PublicAffairs

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Checklist Manifesto

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So simpel wie genial - wie eine einfache Methode helfen kann, Leben zu retten. Niemand ist perfekt. Der Autor des Bestsellers Sterblich sein: Was am Ende wirklich zählt (Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End) Atul Gawande ist Chirurg und bekennt, welche fatalen Folgen kleine Unachtsamkeiten bei einer Operation haben können.  Und nicht nur eine Operation, auch das Steuern eines Flugzeugs oder der Bau eines Wolkenkratzers sind hochkomplexe Vorgänge, die man besser nicht der Laune eines Einzelnen überlässt. Gawande macht deutlich, dass es das Zusammenspiel der verschiedensten Experten und außerdem eine Methode braucht, die all dieses Wissen steuert und unter Kontrolle hält. Diese Methode ist, so simpel sie auch klingen mag, genial - eine Chekliste. In diesem Hörbuch erfahren Sie:  wie Checklisten funktionieren; wo Checklisten helfen und zu Bestleistung beitragen; wie man Checklisten gut konstruiert, um einen positiven Effekt zu haben. Atul Gawande ist Facharzt für Chirurgie an einer Klinik in Boston. Vor seiner medizinischen Ausbildung an der Harvard Medical School studierte der Sohn zweier Ärzte Philosophie und Ethik. Als Wissenschaftsredakteur veröffentlicht er regelmäßig Beiträge in The New Yorker. Dieses Hörbuch erschien im englischen Original unter dem Titel The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right.

©2009 Atul Gawande; Die Rechte an der Nutzung der deutschen Übersetzung von Gabriele Zelisko liegen beim btb Verlag, München, in der Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH (P)2017 ABP Verlag

Narrator: Uwe Daufenbach
Author: Atul Gawande
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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The Leafly Guide to Cannabis

9 ratings

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A savvy connoisseur's guide from the editors of the world's most popular cannabis platform. Cannabis is at the very beginning of a craft and educational renaissance. It is emerging from the legislative shadows and a second awakening is occurring: People are proactively seeking information about how to properly consume and enjoy it. And cannabis is a wildly diverse product, even more so than alcohol. Consumers can experience not only different flavor profiles but also different cerebral and body effects; they can consume using different methods, from vaporization to combustion to topical application; and they can pick and choose between an ever-growing number of different strains and products. The Leafly Guide to Cannabis provides all the best tips to navigating this growing market in a definitive guide that will enhance every user's enjoyment and high. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 The Leafly Team (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Ron Butler
Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
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The Future of Healthcare

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We live in a world where data can help us make more informed decisions about how to navigate traffic, who to date, what to buy, who to network with and how to better manage our finances. But when it comes to our personal health and wellness, we have no roadmap. We need something to show us where we are in terms of our health, with landmarks for risks and opportunities. A GPS that makes it easier to move toward our personal health goals. A new way to look at health and life. The future of healthcare is coming. This is what it looks like.

©2018 Emmanuel Fombu (P)2021 Emmanuel Fombu

Narrator: Mike Norgaard
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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140 Must Know Meds: Demolish Nursing Pharmacology

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Do you ever feel like learning Pharmacology is kinda like learning another language?  You're not alone. In fact, I felt the same way in nursing school. Don't get me wrong, I loved Pharm. But, trying to keep thousands of medications, contraindications, and assessment information straight in my mind was, well...impossible.  That's when I realized something.  I didn't need to know EVERY medication. I needed to focus on the most important ones and really understand them well.  So, I developed a list of the most commonly tested and prescribed medications. Then I pulled out the critical points to know about those meds.  After working years in the ICU and precepting students all over the world . . . this is still my go-to list of medications.  Pharmacology makes up 15 percent of the NCLEX® test plan. For many nurses medications and pharmacology can be a difficult subject. But not anymore!  If you are ready to finally take your NCLEX® Pharmacology studies to the next level...this is the perfect book for you! With tons of information featuring the most vital facts about the most tested medications this audiobook for nursing students is a must have.  In this book you will learn: How to have confidence when distributing medications Nursing considerations for 140 of the most common medications How to differentiate between difficult medications How to be confident in pharmacology courses Learn how to ace nursing pharmacology  This book essentially takes the guess work out of your studies and allows you to focus your valuable time on learning exactly what you NEED to know.  Details nursing considerations in flash card format. The most important medications to learn. Obscure testable facts and nursing considerations for 140 medications.  Detailed outlines of some of the most common classes of meds. Scroll up to buy! NCLEX, NCLEX-RN, and NCLEX-PN are registered trademarks of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. They hold no affiliation with this book or related products.

©2018 NRSNG LLC (P)2018 NRSNG LLC

Author: Jon Haws
Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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Are You Prepared to Be a Caregiver?

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Approximately 90 percent of all caregiving situations at home occur with little or no warning. Are you prepared to care for a loved one at home if it happened to you?  This book outlines, from the author's experience over a six-year caregiving period, those things that you should consider to ease the stress of caregiving; these include financial planning to afford the cost of in-home private care, estate planning to ensure your heirs receive the maximum value of your estate, the benefits of long-term healthcare insurance, outfitting your home to minimize accidents, and obtaining household support so you can focus your time and efforts on the patient.

©2020 Patrick Palmer (P)2020 Patrick Palmer

Narrator: Greg Stewart
Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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Oh Sh*t, I Almost Killed You!

13 ratings

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Do no harm. Take no sh*t. Whether you're a new nurse or a veteran member of the clan, the nursing learning curve is a vast one. Part how-to guide with a touch of memoir thrown in, take the time to laugh and cry with an author who says what everyone else in the field is thinking.

©2017 Sonja M. Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN (P)2018 Tantor

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Vagus Nerve

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You are about to learn how to heal chronic diseases, inflammation, stress, depression, trauma, epilepsy anxiety and more by unlocking the healing power of the vagus nerve through vagus nerve activation/stimulation! The vagus nerve is the longest and most complex of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves that run from your brain through your face and thorax all the way to your abdomen. It is the most important nerve that you probably never knew about. And that’s not all; it holds important healing powers that could literally turn your life around if you knew how to unleash its full capabilities! How so, you may be wondering? Well, the vagus nerve interacts with most of the vital organs in your body like your heart, kidney, liver, spleen, gut and lungs. And as an information superhighway, you can bet that its optimal functioning is essential for optimal flow of this information throughout the network of organs and organ systems that come in contact with the vagus nerve. This is to say that your vagus nerve could be the reason for your heart, kidney, liver, gut, lungs, and spleen problems and if you want these organs to work optimally, you should never fail to work on the vagus nerve as well. So which organs and organ systems does the vagus nerve pass through and how does it affect them? What exactly does the vagus nerve have to do with health and disease? What health problems come with a vagus nerve that is not working as it should? What do you do to optimize the functioning of your vagus nerve to bring about health? What scientific studies back the process of optimizing the vagus nerve for health? If you have these and other related questions regarding the vagus nerve, this three-in-one book will shed light on the ins and outs of the vagus nerve using easy to follow, beginner friendly language that you can start applying right away. More precisely, this three-in-one book covers: The basics about the vagus nerve, including what it is, where it is located, its anatomy, and its connection with other vital organs How the vagus nerve relates to your health How to properly manage your vagus nerve for it to function properly All about dysfunctional breathing and how to it is related to the vagus nerve The effects of stress on your gut-brain function The connection between chronic inflammation and immune activation The problems associated with a dysfunctional vagus nerve How to determine whether the various functions of the vagus nerve are optimal An introduction to vagus nerve activation, including what it is, how it works, the different approaches to vagus nerve activation, the science behind vagus nerve activation and more Some exercises to help you activate your vagus nerve Various passive methods to help activate your vagus nerve The connection between the vagus nerve and intestinal immune system, the heart, psychological sickness, epilepsy and vagotomy The ins and outs of the polyvagal theory, what it is all about, its origin, how it helps to relieve stress, phobias, panic attacks, depression and autism

©2020 William Rosemberg (P)2020 William Rosemberg

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Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
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The History of Medicine

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Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, this Very Short Introduction surveys the history of medicine from classical times to the present.  Taking a thematic rather than strictly chronological approach, W. F. Bynum, explores the key turning points in the history of Western medicine - such as the first surgical procedures, the advent of hospitals, the introduction of anesthesia, X-Rays, vaccinations, and many other innovations, as well as the rise of experimental medicine. The book also explores Western medicine's encounters with Chinese and Indian medicine, as well as nontraditional treatments such as homeopathy, chiropractic, and other alternative medicines.  Covering a vast amount of information, this Very Short Introduction sheds new light on medicine's past, while at the same time engaging with contemporary issues, discoveries, and controversies, such as the spiraling costs of health care, lack of health insurance for millions, breakthrough treatments, and much more.

©2008 William Bynum (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Jonathan Cowley
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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The Patient Will See You Now

5 ratings

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In The Patient Will See You Now, Eric Topol, one of the nation's top physicians, examines what he calls medicine's "Gutenberg moment". Much as the printing press liberated knowledge from the control of an elite class, new technology is poised to democratize medicine. In this new era, patients will control their data and be emancipated from a paternalistic medical regime in which "the doctor knows best." Mobile phones, apps, and attachments will literally put the lab and the ICU in our pockets. Computers will replace physicians for many diagnostic tasks, and enormous data sets will give us new means to attack conditions that have long been incurable. In spite of these benefits, the path forward will be complicated; some in the medical establishment will resist these changes, and digitized medicine will raise serious issues surrounding privacy. Nevertheless, the result - better, cheaper, and more humane health care for all - will be worth it.

©2015 Eric Topol (P)2015 Tantor

Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
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Adults with Autism

5 ratings

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Adults who have been undiagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often face a daily struggle but remain unaware there is a way to make life better.   This audiobook explains the process of autism diagnosis, answering the questions that follow:  What is autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?  What does an ASD assessment entail?  Should I share this with my friends and family?  What do I do once I'm diagnosed?  What's the best way to cope with the emotional impact of the diagnosis?  And much more.   All the above questions are answered in this audiobook through a former patient's personal account after being diagnosed with autism. Containing humorous anecdotes and stories, this audiobook provides an alternative perspective of looking at autism spectrum disorder.   Here's what you're going to discover in this audiobook:  Practical strategies to reduce stress and maximize progress.  Tactics to assess everyday thoughts and patterns that are disruptive.  Road maps and mind-sets to navigate daily life.  Strategies for improving communication, social skills, and making friends.   The experiences in this audiobook highlight the reflections of a man coming to peace with his diagnosis and how this was his path to serenity.    Click "Buy Now" to purchase this audiobook.

©2018 Una Cuthbert (P)2018 Una Cuthbert

Narrator: Claire Nicholls
Author: Una Cuthbert
Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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Reinventing American Health Care

1 rating

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In 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 creation of Medicare in 1965 and maybe ever. The ACA was controversial and highly political, and the law faced legal challenges reaching all the way to the Supreme Court; it even precipitated a government shutdown. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania who also served as a special adviser to the White House on health-care reform, has written a brilliant diagnostic explanation of why health care in America has become such a divisive social issue, how money and medicine have their own American story, and why reform has bedeviled presidents of the left and right for more than one hundred years. Emanuel also explains exactly how the ACA reforms are reshaping the health-care system now. He forecasts the future, identifying six megatrends in health that will determine the market for health care to 2020 and beyond. His predictions are bold, provocative, and uniquely well informed. Health care has never had a more comprehensive or authoritative interpreter.

©2014 Ezekiel J. Emanuel (P)2015 Tantor

Narrator: William Dufris
Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
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Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness (Applications of Motivational Interviewing)

10 ratings

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Making and maintaining lasting changes in nutrition and fitness is not easy for anyone. Yet the communication style of a health professional can make a huge difference. This audiobook presents the proven counseling approach known as motivational interviewing (MI) and shows exactly how to use it in day-to-day interactions with clients. MI offers simple yet powerful tools for helping clients work through ambivalence, break free of diets and quick-fix solutions, and overcome barriers to change. Extensive sample dialogues illustrate specific ways to enhance conversations about meal planning and preparation, exercise, body image, disordered eating, and more. Reproducible forms and handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Instructors requesting a desk copy from Guilford will be emailed a link to supplemental PowerPoint slides and exam questions. This audiobook is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers. Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness is wonderfully narrated by Kathleen Godwin. All figures and handouts referenced in the audiobook are included in the supplementary PDF, which is available for download with purchase of the audiobook. Please note: when you purchase this title, the accompanying pdf will be available in your audible library along with the audio.

©2016 The Guilford Press (P)2019 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

Narrator: Kathleen Godwin
Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
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Shrinks

4 ratings

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The fascinating story of psychiatry's origins, demise, and redemption, by the former president of the American Psychiatric Association. Psychiatry has come a long way since the days of chaining "lunatics" in cold cells and parading them as freakish marvels before a gaping public. But, as Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, reveals in his extraordinary and eye-opening audiobook, the path to legitimacy for "the black sheep of medicine" has been anything but smooth. In Shrinks Dr. Lieberman traces the field from its birth as a mystic pseudoscience through its adolescence as a cult of "shrinks" to its late-blooming maturity - beginning after World War II - as a science-driven profession that saves lives. With fascinating case studies and portraits of the luminaries of the field - from Sigmund Freud to Eric Kandel - Shrinks is a gripping and illuminating listen and an urgent call to arms to dispel the stigma of mental illnesses by treating them as diseases rather than unfortunate states of mind.

©2015 Jeffrey A. Lieberman (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Graham Corrigan
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
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Memorizing Pharmacology

6 ratings

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As a working parent of four-year-old triplet daughters, I understand time management presents one of the greatest barriers to my pharmacology students' success. Many students feel that cold sense of overwhelm and information overload. This easy-to-listen guide organizes pharmacology into manageable, logical steps you can fit in short pockets of time. The proven system helps you memorize medications quickly and form immediate connections. With mnemonics from students and instructors, you'll see how both sides approach learning. After you've finished the 200 Top Drugs in this book, reading pharmacology exam questions will seem like reading plain English. You'll have a new understanding of pharmacology to do better in class, clinical and your board exam. You'll feel the confidence you'd hoped for as a future health professional. For patients and caregivers, this book provides a means to memorize your own medications to better communicate with your health providers.

©2016 Tony Guerra (P)2016 Tony Guerra

Narrator: James Gillies
Author: Tony Guerra
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
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Diabetic Smoothies: 35 Delicious Smoothie Recipes to Lower Blood Sugar and Reverse Diabetes

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Diabetic Smoothie Recipes The central factor in managing diabetes is the control of blood sugar. If you have diabetes, your choice of food matters a lot. You need to embrace food that is low in added sugar and fat, rich in nutrients, moderate to low in calories, and balanced in carbohydrates. The diabetic smoothies in this book are made of healthy and tasty vegetables, fruits, spices, and herbs that are known to lower blood sugar. These superfoods provide fibers, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that will slow down the absorption of glucose in your body, boost your immune system, detox the body, and help you manage blood sugar. When you're watching what you eat and trying to stay healthy, it's easy to feel deprived. Your mind can trick you into thinking you're hungrier than you are, because you're not indulging in the rich desserts or easy snacks that you might have consumed in the past. A smoothie can be a meal, a snack, a dessert, or something quick that you grab on the go. You'll feel less deprived, and that will help you control cravings and binges. By listening to this book, you'll learn: What is the diabetes diet Diabetes superfoods that can help lower blood sugar Tips to making delicious smoothies 35 recipes for diabetic-friendly smoothies Diabetes can be proactively managed through your lifestyle and what you eat. There is no reason to think you can't have a full, productive, and joyful life just because you have been diagnosed with diabetes.

©2016 Insight Health Communications (P)2016 Insight Health Communications

Narrator: Kat Marlowe
Length: 41 mins
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In the Wake of the Plague

4 ratings

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Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren ? the hideous black welts, the high fever, and the final, awful end by respiratory failure ? are more or less accurate. But what the Plague really was, and how it made history, remain shrouded in a haze of myths. Norman Cantor, the premier historian of the Middle Ages, draws together the most recent scientific discoveries and groundbreaking historical research to pierce the mist and tell the story of the Black Death afresh, as a gripping, intimate narrative.

©2001 Norman F. Cantor (P)2003 Recorded Books

Narrator: Bill Wallace
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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Hurry Down Sunshine

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Hurry Down Sunshine tells the story of the extraordinary summer when, at the age of 15, Michael Greenberg's daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally's sudden visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among other places, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during the city's most sweltering months. "I feel like I'm traveling and traveling with nowhere to go back to," Sally says in a burst of lucidity while hurtling away toward some place her father could not dream of or imagine. Hurry Down Sunshine is the chronicle of that journey, and its effect on Sally and those closest to her - her mother and stepmother, her brother and grandmother, and, not least of all, the author himself. Among Greenberg's unforgettable gallery of characters are an unconventional psychiatrist, an Orthodox Jewish patient, a manic Classics professor, a movie producer, and a landlord with literary aspirations. Unsentimental, nuanced, and deeply humane, Hurry Down Sunshine holds the listener in a mesmerizing state of suspension between the mundane and the transcendent.

©2008 Michael Greenberg (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
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Clean

4 ratings

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Addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing. As with other illnesses, the approaches most likely to work are based on science - not on faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking.

These facts are the foundation of Clean, a myth-shattering look at drug abuse by the author of Beautiful Boy. Based on the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, Clean is a leap beyond the traditional approaches to prevention and treatment of addiction and the mental illnesses that usually accompany it. The existing treatment system, including Twelve-Step programs and rehabs, has helped some, but it has failed to help many more, and David Sheff explains why. He spent time with scores of scientists, doctors, counselors, and addicts and their families to learn how addiction works and what can effectively treat it. Clean offers clear, cogent counsel for parents and others who want to prevent drug problems and for addicts and their loved ones no matter what stage of the illness they’re in. But it is also a book for all of us - a powerful rethinking of the greatest public-health challenge of our time.

©2013 David Sheff (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Jeff Cummings
Author: David Sheff
Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
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A Leg to Stand On

2 ratings

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Dr. Oliver Sacks' books Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars, and the best-selling The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat have been acclaimed for their extraordinary compassion in the treatment of patients affected with profound disorders. In A Leg to Stand On, it is Sacks himself who is the patient: an encounter with a bull on a desolate mountain in Norway has left him with a severely damaged leg. But what should be a routine recuperation is actually the beginning of a strange medical journey when he finds that his leg uncannily no longer feels like part of his body. Sacks's brilliant description of his crisis and eventual recovery is not only an illuminating examination of the experience of patienthood and the inner nature of illness and health but also a fascinating exploration of the physical basis of identity. PLEASE NOTE: Some changes have been made to the original manuscript with the permission of Oliver Sacks.

©1984, 1993 Oliver Sacks (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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Clients and Their Caregivers

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Clients and Their Caregivers is a short listen of helpful tips for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers, family, and friends. It will enlighten and educate you on the demands of the working relationship between a caregiver and someone with a disability. Learn about the role family and friends play in creating an atmosphere which allows an individual with a disability to live a high quality life. Kawand S. Crawford, author and quadriplegic for over 20 years, shares some real-life experiences and gives his opinion on picking and maintaining a caregiver.

©2013 Kawand S. Crawford (P)2017 Kawand S. Crawford

Narrator: Joseph Boyer
Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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American Contagions

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A concise history of how American law has shaped - and been shaped by - the experience of contagion, "taking us from the smallpox outbreaks of the colonies to COVID-19.... The conclusion [Witt] arrives at is devastating" (Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times). From yellow fever to smallpox to polio to AIDS to COVID-19, epidemics have prompted Americans to make choices and answer questions about their basic values and their laws. In five concise chapters, historian John Fabian Witt traces the legal history of epidemics, showing how infectious disease has both shaped, and been shaped by, the law. Arguing that throughout American history legal approaches to public health have been liberal for some communities and authoritarian for others, Witt shows us how history's answers to the major questions brought up by previous epidemics help shape our answers today: What is the relationship between individual liberty and the common good? What is the role of the federal government, and what is the role of the states? Will long-standing traditions of government and law give way to the social imperatives of an epidemic? Will we let the inequities of our mixed tradition continue?

©2020 John Fabian Witt (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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Get What's Yours for Health Care

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At a time when health care and medical insurance are more important than ever comes this authoritative, unbiased new volume in the acclaimed Get What’s Yours series. Health-care expert Philip Moeller has written a reliable, concise guide to health care and health insurance basics. He provides tools that patients need before, during, and after they get medical care. He describes the care we need, the care we don’t, and how to deal with doctors, hospitals, and other health-care providers. Moeller explains telemedicine and health-care apps that have become so important during the coronavirus epidemic.  The book shares the stories of disruptive health innovators who have given us access to true health costs, cheaper prescription drugs, and low-cost care in and outside the US. You will learn how to avoid poor care, fight back against denied insurance claims and inflated bills, and use social media to connect with powerful advocates. Throughout, Get What’s Yours for Healthcare draws on stories of people who share their lessons on how to successfully navigate the health-care system.  This invaluable guide helps people get access to the care they need at a price they can afford. It’s the book we all need now.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Philip Moeller. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Vikas Adam
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
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Death Is but a Dream

1 rating

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The first audiobook to validate the meaningful dreams and visions that bring comfort as death nears. Christopher Kerr is a hospice doctor. All of his patients die. Yet, he has cared for thousands of patients who, in the face of death, speak of love and grace. Beyond the physical realities of dying are unseen processes that are remarkably life-affirming. These include dreams that are unlike any regular dream. Described as "more real than real", these end-of-life experiences resurrect past relationships, meaningful events, and themes of love and forgiveness; they restore life's meaning and mark the transition from distress to comfort and acceptance.  Drawing on interviews with over 1,400 patients and more than a decade of quantified data, Dr. Kerr reveals that pre-death dreams and visions are extraordinary occurrences that humanize the dying process. He shares how his patients' stories point to death as not solely about the end of life, but as the final chapter of humanity's transcendence. Kerr's audiobook also illuminates the benefits of these phenomena for the bereaved, who find solace in seeing their loved ones pass with a sense of calm closure.  Beautifully written, with astonishing real-life characters and stories, this audiobook is at its heart a celebration of our power to reclaim the dying process as a deeply meaningful one. Death Is but a Dream is an important contribution to our understanding of medicine's and humanity's greatest mystery.

©2020 Christopher Kerr, Carine Mardorossian (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Nursing Assessment: Head-to-Toe Assessment in Pictures

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The physical assessment can bring butterflies to any nursing student...it did for me! It's hard to remember the order, the technique, the process, and all the abnormalities. This health assessment book for nursing students helps relieve that pressure and anxiety by providing a no fluff, easy-to-understand, full-of-pictures physical assessment that you can easily learn.  You + NRSNG = Confidence Listen, I've been there. Nursing school is hard; sometimes, professors are hard. I felt like I was drinking from a fire hose. On top of that, they told me they were going to film me while I completed a physical assessment.... What?! I searched all over the Internet looking for a concise resource that condensed the health assessment in an easy-to-learn format. This book does all that and more!  NRSNG.com is the leader in helping nursing students ace the NCLEX and pass nursing school. Scroll up to buy! The book includes only adult physical assessment techniques.

©2018 NRSNG (P)2018 NRSNG

Narrator: Yajaira Jones
Author: Jon Haws
Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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Emergency Admissions

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Shocking, funny and unflinchingly honest, Emergency Admissions gives us a fascinating glimpse into the extraordinary world of ambulance driving from the man behind the wheel. Kit Wharton has been an ambulance driver for a dozen years. This book is his report from the frontline of that work: 999 calls that hurtle him to critical moments in other peoples' lives. Nothing in this job is normal; every job is different. From the bizarre to the terrifying and tragic, Wharton takes his audience through his strange work. There is an S&M party gone horribly wrong and bodily discharges sure to make you wretch. There is a man who calls 999 saying he has picked a spot - you can imagine Kit's irritation. When he arrives, the patient is lying in a pool of his own blood. On the other hand, there are colossal time wasters. There are extraordinarily sad stories, heartwarming, touching instances of human bravery and connection. Along the way Kit reveals more about his own unconventional upbringing, a childhood pickled in alcohol abuse and bohemian family setups. As he says, he was well prepared for the ambulance service....

©2017 Kit Wharton (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mark Meadows
Author: Kit Wharton
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
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Vagus Nerve: Awake Your Inner Healing Power and Find Your Way Back to Well-Being

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Have you ever thought about how would your health improve if you do what your body asks you to do? Would you like to be free of stress, anxiety, all types of physical discomfort, and start enjoying life way more than you do now? Or maybe you want to gain more knowledge about Vagus Nerve and your nerve system in general? If your answer is “Yes” to at least one of these questions, then keep reading... I am very excited to present: Vagus Nerve: Awake Your Inner Healing Power and Find Your Way Back to Well-Being. I think most people deeply inside themselves understand how important mental health is and how it can relate to physical discomfort and illness. Stress, anxiety, and depression have a big impact while accelerating diseases and making people sick. While creating this audiobook, one of my main goals was to write an audiobook which is going to be like a tool for people so they can use it to learn how to  control and heal their nerve system and explain the importance of Vagus Nerve which has the biggest impact on the health in our inner body. Now let’s take a look at only a few things you will learn out of this audiobook: What is Vagus Nerve and why it is so important for your health Vagus Nerve dysfunctions and diseases you have to know about How to recover from diseases via Vagus Nerve stimulation How to measure your Vagus Nerve function Exercises every person must do to train their nerve system Passive methods to activate your Vagus Nerve Many, many more… Now it is your time to take action and take control of your health. Get this audiobook now and start listening!

©2019 Russel Pierce (P)2020 Russel Pierce

Narrator: Dallas Miller
Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Red-Light Therapy for Beginners

Summary

Do you want to discover all the benefits of RLT for skin repair, weight, hair loss, arthritis, muscle and brain enhancement? If so, then keep reading… So, what exactly is the light therapy which everyone is so hyped about? Red light therapy is a form of therapeutic technique, but what exactly is a therapeutic technique anyways? Let me start with simple and yet effective terms. You must be a simple person who lives an honest life. You also prefer logical solutions to problems. Suppose you, God forbid, suffer from an accident. For sake of sounding not very grim, let us say you have suffered a small injury in an alley or anywhere you can imagine. It is nothing too serious.  But you somehow grow fearful of the place or specific environment where the injury occurred. Now, suppose it happens again after some time. You will try your best to avoid such a place, and the mere mention of such a place will invoke bitter memory in you.  Due to some unforeseen circumstances, you end up getting a job near such a place. Now every time you will pass through that place, you will remind yourself of the injury unintentionally. There is no pill or medicine which will revoke that fear. You will not just sip some medicinal syrup or take a pill and forget about it the next day. You need a…therapy! This book covers the following topics: A beginner’s guide to red light therapy Does RLT work: the scientific proof/benefits The duration of the session How to develop state of mental strength Step by step guide to red therapy Red light therapy for skin care: effective treatment for wrinkles Red light therapy for the hair loss Red light therapy for bone healing: Your questions answered Choosing the right device for red light therapy/light therapy Debunking myths about light therapy and red-light therapy Where to receive red light therapy Your complete guide to red light therapy at home The 100-joule rule Laser light for hair therapy Photo rejuvenation and led light therapy for beautiful skin And much more... This is the first book of the Red-Light-Therapy for Beginners series. Do you want to learn more? Don’t wait anymore, press the "Buy Now" button and get started!

©2020 Dr . Warren Cunningham (P)2020 Dr . Warren Cunningham

Narrator: Jim Rising
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
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Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul

5 ratings

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This collection of true stories champions the daily contributions, commitments, and sacrifices of nurses and portrays the compassion, intellect, and wit necessary to meet the challenging demands of the profession. Stories from student nurses recall why they entered the profession; stories from seasoned nurses reveal why they stay; and some stories reflect on the "good old days". Most important, as every fan of the series knows, each story shares hope for the future. Regardless of age or area of practice, health-care workers the world over will find their own hearts and souls in these stories as they discover the universality of what they do, and the power of their skillful hands and devoted hearts.

©2001 Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. All rights reserved. (P)2001 Health Communications, Inc.

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The Royal Art of Poison

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The story of poison is the story of power....   For centuries, royal families have feared the gut-roiling, vomit-inducing agony of a little something added to their food or wine by an enemy. To avoid poison, they depended on tasters, unicorn horns and antidotes tested on condemned prisoners.  Servants licked the royal family’s spoons, tried on their underpants and tested their chamber pots. Ironically, royals terrified of poison were unknowingly poisoning themselves daily with their cosmetics, medications and filthy living conditions.  Women wore makeup made with lead. Physicians prescribed mercury enemas, arsenic skin cream, drinks of lead filings and potions of human fat and skull, fresh from the executioner.  The Royal Art of Poison is a hugely entertaining work of popular history that traces the use of poison as a political - and cosmetic - tool in the royal courts of Western Europe from the Middle Ages to the Kremlin today. 

©2018 Eleanor Herman (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: Joan Walker
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Primo non nuocere

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Cosa significa essere un neurochirurgo? Come ci si sente ad avere in mano le sorti di una persona, mentre ci si apre un varco tra la materia grigia che ne genera i pensieri, i sentimenti e le emozioni? E, se qualcosa va storto, come si convive con le conseguenze? È ciò che scopriremo attraverso questo audiolibro, la confessione sincera e intensa di un famoso neurochirurgo inglese che, alla luce dell'esperienza quarantennale, rievoca le vittorie nelle battaglie combattute al fianco dei pazienti, ma anche le inevitabili sconfitte, gli errori e i fallimenti. "Primo non nuocere" è la narrazione di una professione eroica, chiamata a confrontarsi ogni giorno con i momenti di maggiore fragilità dell'essere umano - la scoperta della malattia, la speranza di una cura -, a prendere decisioni cruciali che, in un modo o nell'altro, cambieranno il destino dei pazienti, ma anche del medico stesso che porterà sempre con sé le storie di gioia o di dolore delle persone che hanno confidato all'abilità delle sue mani e alla generosità del suo cuore le loro vite in pericolo.

©2013 Ponte alle Grazie (P)2019 Adriano Salani Editore

Narrator: Edoardo Siravo
Author: Henry Marsh
Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
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A Double Dose of Dilaudid

Summary

Welcome to a small-town Emergency Room in rural Ohio. While it's true our ER doesn't see the stabbing and gunshot action ERs see in inner cities, we have no shortage of the sad, the scary, the painful, and the just plain dumb. With more than 20 stories, things ER workers want to say to patients, and Emergency Room bingo, A Double Dose of Dilaudid will take you on a joyride to the funnier side of the ER. See what a bored husband did to get out of a date night with his wife, find out what happens when you try to make your own meth, and hear about items men and women have inserted in their bodies.

©2015 Kerry Hamm (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Donna Postel
Author: Kerry Hamm
Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
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What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear

5 ratings

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How refocusing conversations between doctors and their patients can lead to better health Despite modern medicine's infatuation with high-tech gadgetry, the single most powerful diagnostic tool is the doctor-patient conversation, which can uncover the lion's share of illnesses. However, what patients say and what doctors hear are often two vastly different things. Patients, anxious to convey their symptoms, feel an urgency to "make their case" to their doctors. Doctors, under pressure to be efficient, multitask while patients speak and often miss the key elements. Add in stereotypes, unconscious bias, conflicting agendas, and the fear of lawsuits and the risk of misdiagnosis and medical errors multiplies dangerously. Though the gulf between what patients say and what doctors hear is often wide, Dr. Danielle Ofri proves that it doesn't have to be. Through the powerfully resonant human stories that Ofri is celebrated for, she explores the high-stakes world of doctor-patient communication that we all must navigate. Reporting on the latest research studies and interviewing scholars, doctors, and patients, Ofri reveals how better communication can lead to better health for all of us.

©2017 Danielle Ofri (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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What Doctors Feel

3 ratings

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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. 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.

©2013 Danielle Ofri (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Andi Arndt
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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The Ultimate PTCB Exam Study Guide

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Preparing for the PTCB examinations? Learn anywhere, at any time with this PTCB exam guide and practice test. This audiobook is an all-in-one guide that covers all material tested in the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board examinations. Some of the topics included in this guide:  Medications Drug Companies, Brand Names and Major Drug Classes Dosage Side Effects Proper Drug Storage Dietary Supplements Federal Requirements Handling and Disposal Storage of Substances Labeling Prescriptions Patient Safety and Quality Assurance LASA Medications Pharmacist Intervention Correct Hygiene and Cleaning Standards Order Entry and Processing Dose Calculations Conversions Formulas Medical Terminology NDC Numbers And much more... With this comprehensive guide, you’ll be in the best form to achieve stellar exam results. Our PTCB exam guide comes in audiobook format, so you can revise for your exams just about anywhere. The PTCB exam guide contains sections on all the formulas, conversions, and calculations you’ll need to ace the math questions in the exam, including example questions, where the narrator guides you through the question, step by step, so you thoroughly understand the concept being tested. You can rest easy knowing you’ve made the best possible investment for your future with this audiobook guide. NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Audio Comb (P)2020 Audio Comb

Narrator: Richard Roth
Author: Audio Comb
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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Tough Decisions in Care of Elderly Loved Ones

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Many of us caregivers face uncertain future, while caring and providing for our elderly loved ones. Being responsible for the needs and care of an elderly loved one can be a difficult role that many of us do willingly, but it requires a lot of patience, time, energy, tenderness, and hard work. We often need to make decisions which are life-altering for our loved ones and for our own selves and, at times, are not pleasant or easy. Tough Decisions in the Care of Elderly Loved Ones is an invaluable, practical, and sympathetic guide to how to give your loved one the best possible care, while addressing the concerns that you or other carers may have. This straightforward guide includes practical tips, real-life scenarios, checklists for best practice, advice and solutions to common problems, and expert advice on how to deliver compassionate and dignified care to older people. In this book, Mahesh Moolani, MD, objectively divides the tough situations into four categories and tackles each category in a straightforward way. He offers professional support and guidance on how to maintain a work/ life/ caring balance and better care for your elderly loved ones. These decisions have to be made with compassion, knowledge, and an objective mind. After listening to the book, you will feel as if someone is holding your hand while you make those tough decisions. This audiobook covers ideas, like: How to have a conversation with your elderly loved one about change in health? How to deal with deteriorating physical and mental health in loved ones? What happens when the family members develop dementia? How to make the decision on in-home care or a care facility? How to adjust to your role as caregiver while still caring for yourself? These and a host of medical and social issues are discussed in a very simple way.

©2020 Mahesh Moolani, MD (P)2020 Mahesh Moolani, MD

Narrator: John Bruins
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Handle with Care

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This is the story of 25-year-old Rochelle as she nurses her mum through a terminal brain tumour having already lost her dad to pancreatic cancer, aged 14. Based on the author's popular blog, this accessible guide provides a unique in-depth look at the reality of being a young carer.  After her mum's initial misdiagnosis of a stroke, Rochelle decides to give up her party-girl lifestyle in Leeds, along with her job in marketing and lovely flat she shared with her boyfriend, and move 200 miles home to the not-so-buzzing metropolis of Ipswich. We follow the timeline of the illness, including finding out her mum's cancer was terminal, becoming a full-time carer, splitting up with her boyfriend, being by her mum's side as she passed away, planning her funeral and finding her way again after her mum's death.  Prepare for a tear-jerking journey as Rochelle navigates the changing family dynamics with her two young sisters, the financial and emotional pressure of being a full-time carer and the challenges of rebuilding your life after the loss of a loved one. But it's not all doom and gloom. This heart-warming account is bursting with practical tips and advice to ease the pressure when someone you love is ill, as well as laugh-out-loud moments. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Rochelle Bugg (P)2021 Bonnier Books UK

Narrator: Sarah Ovens
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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Overkill

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An acclaimed medical expert and patient advocate offers an eye-opening look at many common and widely used medical interventions that have been shown to be far more harmful than helpful. Yet, surprisingly, despite clear evidence to the contrary, most doctors continue to recommend them. Modern medicine has significantly advanced in the last few decades as more informed practices, thorough research, and incredible breakthroughs have made it possible to successfully treat and even eradicate many serious ailments. Illnesses that once were a death sentence, such as HIV and certain forms of cancer, can now be managed, allowing those affected to live longer, healthier lives. Because of these advances, we now live 30 years longer than we did 100 years ago. But while we have learned much in the preceding decades that has changed our outlook and practices, we still rely on medical interventions that are vastly out of date and can adversely affect our health. We all know that finishing the course of antibiotics prevents the recurrence of illness, that sunscreens block harmful UV rays that cause skin cancer, and that all cancer-screening programs save lives. But do scientific studies really back this up?  In this game-changing book, Dr. Paul A. Offit debunks 15 common medical interventions that have long been considered gospel despite mounting evidence of their adverse effects, from vitamins, sunscreen, fever-reducing medicines, and eyedrops for pink eye to more serious procedures like heart stents and knee surgery. Analyzing how these practices came to be, the biology of what makes them so ineffective and harmful, and the medical culture that continues to promote them, Overkill informs patients to help them advocate for their health. By educating ourselves, we can ask better questions about some of the drugs and surgeries that are all too readily available - and all too heavily promoted.

©2020 Paul A. Offit (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Tim H. Dixon
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Promising Marijuana and CBD Medical Treatments

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As more and more people worldwide get educated on the effects of marijuana and CBD oils, the simple misunderstandings and falsehoods surrounding marijuana will disappear. Medicinal marijuana has been used to treat, prevent, cure, and manage diseases and symptoms for centuries. The FDA recently approved a cannabinoid-based drug. This has essentially given the green light to marijuana pharmaceutical companies. They can go ahead and study cannabis solutions to diseases that have killed millions.  In this audiobook, you will be shocked to learn about some of the very promising and latest encouraging treatments of the modern day. Listen to it today.

©2018 Mickey Dee (P)2018 Mickey Dee

Author: Mickey Dee
Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Intermittent Fasting for Women

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Shape the body you’ve always wanted Intermittent Fasting for Women is the proven way to shape your body the healthy way. No more fad diets and crazy eating plans, just scientific advice that’s backed up by evidence every step of the way.   In fact, because you’ll be giving your body exactly what it needs, and nothing more, you’ll instantly feel more energized and happy before you can even see any changes in the mirror.   Eat when your body actually needs food Too many of us have come to associate food with happiness and enjoyment, rather than something that your body needs. Of course we should all enjoy our food, but not at the expense of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.   By associating food with fun, many of us now eat for the sake of it, rather than to fuel our bodies. This causes a large number of different issues within the body, many of which are far too subtle to be revealed simply by stepping on the scales and calculating your BMI.   Love your life like never before Intermittent Fasting for Women is a book that aims to allow you to fall back in love with life all over again. There is so much to see and do out there that it pays to give your body everything it needs to go and do it. That means giving your body the right food at the right times, and using scientific methods to get it into a natural rhythm that allows it to rest, recover, and then flourish.   Comprehensive advice in one place for the very first time There are so many conflicting ideas regarding intermittent fasting out there that it can be hard to know where to start. Intermittent Fasting for Women finally brings everything together in a single volume so that you know exactly where to look when you want to start a healthy new way of life.

©2019 Olivia Pratchett (P)2019 Olivia Pratchett

Narrator: Anne Valliere
Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Bellevue

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From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime victims, vicious psychopaths, assorted derelicts, lunatics, and exotic-disease sufferers. In its two and a half centuries of service, there was hardly an epidemic or social catastrophe - or groundbreaking scientific advance - that did not touch Bellevue. David Oshinsky, whose last book, Polio: An American Story, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, chronicles the history of America's oldest hospital and in so doing also charts the rise of New York to the nation's preeminent city, the path of American medicine from butchery and quackery to a professional and scientific endeavor, and the growth of a civic institution. From its origins in 1738 as an almshouse and pesthouse, Bellevue today is a revered public hospital bringing first-class care to anyone in need. With its diverse, ailing, and unprotesting patient population, the hospital was a natural laboratory for the nation's first clinical research. It treated tens of thousands of Civil War soldiers, launched the first civilian ambulance corps and the first nursing school for women, pioneered medical photography and psychiatric treatment, and spurred New York City to establish the country's first official board of health. As medical technology advanced, "voluntary" hospitals began to seek out patients willing to pay for their care. For charity cases it was left to Bellevue to fill the void. The latter decades of the 20th century brought rampant crime, drug addiction, and homelessness to the nation's struggling cities - problems that called a public hospital's very survival into question. It took the AIDS crisis to cement Bellevue's enduring place as New York's ultimate safety net, the iconic hospital of last resort. Lively, pause-resisting, fascinating, Bellevue is essential American history.

©2016 David Oshinsky (P)2016 Random House Audio

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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The Doctor Will See You Now

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Is it smart to skip your annual physical? Should you put your trust in medical research? Is "low T" an actual disease? This book will examine these questions and more you've always wondered about in a collection of 50 essays on the practice of medicine. The Doctor Will See You Now is a quirky and eclectic collection of short essays that explore evolving patient-physician relationship and reporting on medicine; famous doctors and notorious patients; surprising hospital practices and the future of healthcare; medical research, ethics, drugs, and money; and the brave new world of neurology. Author Cory Franklin, MD, spent 25 years as the director of intensive care at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Here he brings listeners into his office to discuss the realities behind the way the practice of medicine is changing today.

©2018 Cory Franklin (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Jonathan Yen
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Medical Cannabis

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Discover exactly how to use marijuana to revamp your body, health, and life! Are you aware that cannabis contains a wide range of beneficial components that can help alleviate common health conditions? Looking to find out more about how CBD and THC can help you improve your quality of life and overall well-being? Then the information contained in this audiobook is exactly what you need! Cannabis contains a wide range of healthy constituents that not only reinvigorates the body but also helps to relieve common health problems, including chronic pain, inflammations, and so much more! This audiobook brings you a thorough and comprehensive guide that informs and educates you on exactly how to use medical cannabis and what to use it for. Whether you are a first time user looking to find out more about medical marijuana or you are a cannabis enthusiast, this audiobook is the perfect resource for the information you need. In Medical Cannabis, You will find: A complete introduction to cannabis, its history, and legality Differences between CBD and THC Working principles, dosing and health benefits of CBD and THC How to source safe and high quality CBD products from reliable vendors All you need to know about your Endocannabinoid system Medical application, recipes, risks of marijuana, and much more! Learn how to use medical Cannabis to heal your body and feel better. Get a copy now to get started!

©2019 Thomas De BoeR (P)2020 Thomas De BoeR

Narrator: Melody Valencia
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Anatomy of an Epidemic

10 ratings

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In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? Every day, 1,100 adults and children are added to the government disability rolls because they have become newly disabled by mental illness, with this epidemic spreading most rapidly among our nations children. What is going on? Anatomy of an Epidemic challenges listeners to think through that question themselves. First, Whitaker investigates what is known today about the biological causes of mental disorders. Do psychiatric medications fix chemical imbalances in the brain, or do they, in fact, create them? Researchers spent decades studying that question, and by the late 1980s, they had their answer. Listeners will be startled - and dismayed - to discover what was reported in the scientific journals. Then comes the scientific query at the heart of this book: During the past 50 years, when investigators looked at how psychiatric drugs affected long-term outcomes, what did they find? Did they discover that the drugs help people stay well? Function better? Enjoy good physical health? Or did they find that these medications, for some paradoxical reason, increase the likelihood that people will become chronically ill, less able to function well, more prone to physical illness? This is the first book to look at the merits of psychiatric medications through the prism of long-term results. By the end of this review of the outcomes literature, listeners are certain to have a haunting question of their own: Why have the results from these long-term studies - all of which point to the same startling conclusion - been kept from the public?

©2010 Robert Whitaker (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ken Kliban
Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Emergency Care for Beginners: How to Handle a Broken Bone

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We’ve all seen someone with an orthopedic cast, and some of us have had the misfortune of living the experience of having a fractured bone. We all have a idea of what’s a fracture is, but only a small percentage of the population is able to understand and treat a fracture correctly. If you’re aware of the dangers of a fractured bone, and you’re worried about how an accident could change the health of your family, and you want to do something about it, then this audiobook is the right audiobook for you. Everything that you need to know regarding the approach to a fracture is right here in this audiobook. This audiobook will teach you about identifying and treating fractures. You’ll learn basic knowledge about anatomy, source of fractures, and how to get an injured person to a hospital. You’ll understand the different types of fractures, how to treat them if the person is an adult or a child, and how to limit the damage to this person during the whole process. Those who don’t have the required skills and knowledge are doomed to cause more harm than good in the management of fractures. It’s very easy to engage a fracture in the right way; however, the slightest mistake could be very dangerous and have awful consequences for the injured person. The management of a fractured bone can easily go wrong, which is why it’s so important to be sure of what you’re doing. After you’re done with this audiobook, you’ll know everything there is to know about treating fractures in both grown adults and children. You’ll also be able to choose the required tools to treat a patient, have a simple first aid kit, and carry it around with you to help those in need. If you want to be a person everyone else can rely on in these situations, this is the right audiobook for you. You can’t put a price on your safety, and the safety of those around you. You have the power to turn a dangerous injury that could become a disability into a healed and normal limb. You can make a huge difference in the life of those around you, and all you need to learn in order to do what is written inside this audiobook. Don’t overlook the possibility of saving a limb. Take your family’s health and safety seriously, and learn how to act and engage the situation of a possible fracture the best way you can. There’s no greater peace than knowing that you’re able to handle anything that fate could throw at you, knowing in your heart that your family is in good hands.

©2020 Branda Nurt (P)2020 Branda Nurt

Narrator: Helpful Matthew
Author: Branda Nurt
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Betrayal of Trust

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In this "meticulously researched" account (New York Times Book Review), a Pulitzer Prize-winning author examines the dangers of a failing public health system unequipped to handle large-scale global risks like a coronavirus pandemic. The New York Times best-selling author of The Coming Plague, Laurie Garrett takes on perhaps the most crucial global issue of our time in this eye-opening book. She asks: Is our collective health in a state of decline? If so, how dire is this crisis, and has the public health system itself contributed to it? Using riveting detail and finely honed storytelling, exploring outbreaks around the world, Garrett exposes the underbelly of the world's globalization to find out if it can still be assumed that government can and will protect the people's health or if that trust has been irrevocably broken.

©2000 Laurie Garrett (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Randye Kaye
Length: 35 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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NCLEX Review RN/PN

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NCLEX Review RN/PN: 1000 Review Questions on Psychiatric Nursing is an NCLEX review audiobook consisting of 1,000 review questions on mental health. Check out other 1,000 NCLEX Review Questions by Key Points Exam Prep Team.

©2015 Jane John-Nwankwo RN, MSN (P)2015 Jane John-Nwankwo RN, MSN

Narrator: Adam Zens
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Miracle Cure

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For fans of Microbe Hunters: the epic history of how antibiotics were born, saving millions of lives and creating a vast new industry known as Big Pharma. As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for sickness did any good; doctors could set bones, deliver babies, and offer palliative care. That all changed in less than a generation with the discovery and development of a new category of medicine known as antibiotics. By 1955 the age-old evolutionary relationship between humans and microbes had been transformed, trivializing once-deadly infections. William Rosen captures this revolution with all its false starts, lucky surprises, and eccentric characters. He explains why, given the complex nature of bacteria - and their ability to rapidly evolve into new forms - the only way to locate and test potential antibiotic strains is by large-scale, systematic trial-and-error experimentation. Organizing that research needs large, well-funded organizations and businesses, and so our entire scientific-industrial complex, built around the pharmaceutical company, was born. Timely, engrossing, and eye opening, Miracle Cure is a must-listen science narrative - a drama of enormous range, combining science, technology, politics, and economics to illuminate the reasons behind one of the most dramatic changes in humanity's relationship with nature since the invention of agriculture 10,000 years ago.

©2017 William Rosen (P)2017 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Scurvy

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A lively recounting of how three determined individuals overcame the constraints of 18th century thinking to solve the greatest medical mystery of their era. The cure for scurvy ranks among the greatest of military successes, yet its impact on history has mostly been ignored. Stephen Bown, in this engaging and often gripping book, searches back to the earliest recorded appearance of scurvy in the 16th century, to the 18th century, when the disease was at its gum-shred, bone-snapping worst, to the early 19th century, when the preventative was finally put into service. Brown introduces us, among others, to James Lind, navy surgeon and medical detective, whose research on the disease spawned the implementation of the cure; Captain James Cook, who successfully avoided scurvy on his epic voyages; and Gilbert Blane, whose social status and charisma won over the British Navy and saved England.

©2003 Stephen R. Bown (P)2003, 2016 New Millennium Entertainment, Phoenix Books

Narrator: Dan Cashman
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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More than Medicine

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In More than Medicine, LaTonya J. Trotter chronicles the everyday work of a group of nurse practitioners (NPs) working on the front lines of the American health care crisis as they cared for 400 African American older adults living with poor health and limited means. Trotter describes how these NPs practiced an inclusive form of care work that addressed medical, social, and organizational problems that often accompany poverty. In solving this expanded terrain of problems from inside the clinic, these NPs were not only solving a broader set of concerns for their patients, they became a professional solution for managing "difficult people" for both their employer and the state. Through More than Medicine, we discover that the problems found in the NP's exam room are as much a product of our nation's disinvestment in social problems as of physician scarcity or rising costs. The book is published by Cornell University Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks. "A must-read for anyone interested in how our changing health care system both maintains and challenges norms about gender, work, and the provision of care." (Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology, Washington University in St. Louis) "A beautiful book, one that is engaging, empirically rich, and theoretically sophisticated." (Clare Stacey, medical sociologist, Kent State University)

©2020 Cornell University (P)2020 Redwood Audiobooks

Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Intermittent Fasting for Women: The 30 Day Whole Foods Adventure Lose up to 30 Pounds Within a Month!: The Ultimate 30 Day Diet to Burn Body Fat. Your Weight Loss Surgery Alternative!

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Are you ready to become the greatest version of yourself?!  Are you tired of being bombarded by all these new diet fads that simply don't work?  Have you tried losing weight before but gave up because you never achieve any results?  Uncover the science of long term sustainable weight loss that has been proven to work and used since ancient times!  I reveal the truth and the insidious secretes the food industry and corporations want to hide from you.  In my book I go straight to the facts at hand and help you understand your body at a more deeper level and teach you how to leverage wholefoods to promote weight loss.   If your sick and tired of how you look, or struggling with poor self-esteem, then this is your guide to get you back on track and have you living YOUR life in more abundance, and achieve the beach body you always wanted and deserve.  This is your permanent solution designed to produce results! I've crafted amazing choice wholefoods that are completely organic and natural, savory recipes, and your own personalized exercise regiment that works for every body type!  Take this time to commit to this 30-day challenge where you can start seeing results and transform the way you look!  What you'll learn:   My top 30 wholefoods (chapter 5) The science behind intermittent fasting explained Amazing savory recipes (chapter 5) Permanent solutions Personalized exercise routines Ketogenic diet Paleo diet Mindful eating How to switch from sugar burning to fat burning "Dark secretes" of food manufactures revealed And, much, much more! You have nothing to lose, but weight. The greatest investment you can make is an investment in yourself by taking charge of your health and lifestyle choices. Life is too short as it is so why not live the best life you possibly can?  You only live once so take charge of your life & health ASAP. Become the greatest version of yourself now!  Bonus: Not only do you discover the best wholefoods to use and burn fat and learn how to sculpt an amazing physique, but you will also learn how wholefoods, nutritional supplementation, and fasting can improve and essentially reverse almost any chronic health challenge you suffer from! Change your life forever. You won't regret it. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Healthy Pragmatic Solutions Inc (P)2018 Healthy Pragmatic Solutions Inc

Narrator: Sam Slydell
Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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Prescription for the Future

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How can America's health-care system be transformed to provide consistently higher-quality and lower-cost care? Nothing else in health care matters more. Prescription for the Future identifies some standout medical organizations that have achieved higher-quality, more patient-focused, and lower-cost care, and from their examples distills 12 transformational practices that could transform the entire health-care sector. Ezekiel J. Emanuel looks at individual physician practices and organizations who are already successfully driving change and the specific practices they have instituted. They are not the titans everyone seems to know and assume to be the "best"; instead, Emanuel has chosen a select group - from small physician offices to large multispecialty group practices, accountable care organizations, and even for-profit companies - that are genuinely transforming care. Prescription for the Future shines a bright diagnostic light on the state of American health care and provides invaluable insights for health-care workers, investors, and patients. The book gives all of us the tools to recognize the places that will deliver high-quality, effective care when we need it.

©2017 Ezekiel J. Emanuel (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: David de Vries
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
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Forever Young: An Anti-Ageing Guide for the Terrified

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Terrified of growing older?  Let’s be real: ageing happens to us all. You look in the mirror one day and find that first wrinkle, that first grey hair, that sagging neck…you think your life is over, that you’ll never again be the carefree, confident woman you once were. Yes, you can fight back. Just because we all get older doesn’t mean we have to take it lying down. Cutting-edge research has given us plentiful ways to turn back the clock, from quick fixes at your local beauty salon to revolutionary body sculpting surgery. A women’s beauty guide like no other. Never afraid to try something new, Alexandra has done the hard work for you. She has first-hand experience of every single strategy described in her book, detailing the ins and outs and giving a brutally honest overview to help you decide. No matter your experience, fear levels or budget, Alexandra has you covered. Must you really suffer to stay beautiful? Whether you’re a beauty addict or a total newbie, there’s a wealth of options to consider. Complex procedures aren’t always the most painful, and the simplest treatments can be the most effective. Will Botox smooth your wrinkles without pain? Is laser hair removal worth the cost? You won’t find a single sales pitch or corporate lie in this book – just Alexandra’s authentic opinion. Guaranteed. Feel like your best self again. Alexandra Filia is a savvy businesswoman, amateur adventurer, and devoted mother who has travelled the world. Her beauty adventures are laid bare in this book to help busy women who aren’t yet ready to look and feel old. With Alexandra’s encouragement and straightforward advice, you’ll channel your fear into powerful confidence. Don’t waste money. Don’t waste precious time. It’s time to begin your journey back to the real YOU!  What are you waiting for? In this no-nonsense guide to anti-ageing strategies, you’ll learn: Which treatments offer the fastest, most long-lasting results…and which ones wear off. Precisely how much pain is involved in the most popular cosmetic surgeries. How not to choose clothing, hair styles, or makeup that turn you into your grandma. Which treatments you should never get “on the cheap”. Which unlikely procedure is the most painful and least effective. How to talk to your family (and yourself) when considering surgery or a drastic life change. Sure-fire ways to rejuvenate your look on a tight budget. …and much more. Forever Young: An Anti-Ageing Guide for the Terrified is the third book in Alexandra Filia’s all new Dream series for modern women.

©2019 Alexandra Filia (P)2019 Alexandra Filia

Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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The Spanish Flu

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Would you like to discover more about the Spanish flu? Are you still looking for a book that will satisfy your curiosity and compare the Great Influenza with the 2020 pandemic, with analogies and similarities in details? Then pay attention.... The Spanish flu was the worst pandemic the world has ever seen in the last 500 years, and the unbelievable number of deaths caused by the Spanish flu during the period between 1918 and 1920 is estimated as more than 25 million. By listening to this audiobook, you will acquire more knowledge about the deadliest plague of the modern history and will be inspired to make a personal reflection about yesterday and the present and how we can prevent these kind of events in the future. What you will find inside the audiobook:  Origins of the Great Influenza of 1918-1920 The real history of the Spanish flu   Global effects of “the deadliest plague in history”  Lessons to learn from the Spanish flu pandemic  Analogies and similarities with the pandemic of 2020  How to prevent future pandemics The Spanish Flu story is a must-listen audiobook for everyone who wants to know more about the Spanish flu and the unforgettable lessons to learn from “The Deadliest Plague”. Scroll up to get your copy! Click the "Buy Now" button now to start your journey today!

©2020 William Lancaster (P)2020 William Lancaster

Narrator: Peter Seymour
Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
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Overthinking

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Is overthinking everything ruining your life, but you do not know how to stop? Overthinking is common in most people; many people just cannot seem to help it. They constantly think about what happened the previous day, and they are worried about how they are going to achieve their dreams the next day. But the problem is by constantly overthinking all that happens is they start getting anxious to the point that they cannot do anything at all. Overthinking is a common form of anxiety, also called running thoughts, and it is more common than most people think. But, with the practice and by learning the lessons in this book, you can put a stop to your overthinking. What will you learn from this book? What is overthinking? What are the most common causes of overthinking? How to control your emotions and stop overthinking How to improve your concentration How to become more confident The secrets to organizing yourself and your thoughts How to practice aspects of minimalism for anxiety relief And so much more! With this book, you will learn everything that you need to know to stop overthinking every detail of your life. Whether you realize it or not, overthinking is unhealthy and, over time, can wear down your mental well-being. It’s time to take your life back, and with the lessons in this book, you will learn how. If you are ready to stop overthinking and get control of your life back, then you need to get this book today! Buy now to get started!

©2020 Marcus Freeman (P)2020 Marcus Freeman

Narrator: Russell Newton
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
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Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, Second Edition

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Tens of thousands of parents have turned to this compassionate guide for support and practical advice grounded in cutting-edge scientific knowledge. Top experts James Lock and Daniel Le Grange explain what you need to know about eating disorders, which treatments work, and why it is absolutely essential to play an active role in your teen's recovery - even though parents have often been told to take a back seat.  Learn how to monitor your teen's eating and exercise, manage mealtimes, end weight-related power struggles, and partner successfully with health-care providers.  When families work together to get the most out of treatment and prevent relapse, eating disorders can be beat. This audiobook is your essential road map. Featuring the latest research, resources, and diagnostic information, the second edition has been expanded to cover binge-eating disorder.

©2015 The Guilford Press (P)2018 Tantor

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The Great American Drug Deal

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Developing life-changing drugs is risky and expensive, but that’s not what makes them unaffordable. Drug pricing is a staple of every news cycle and political debate. And while we’ve struggled for decades to agree on solutions that serve all patients without jeopardizing the invention of new medicines, many Americans suffer because they can’t afford the drugs they need. Do we really have to choose between affordability and innovation?  In The Great American Drug Deal, scientist and industry expert Peter Kolchinsky answers this question with a decisive "no". The pharmaceutical industry’s commitment to creating new lifesaving drugs destined to become inexpensive generics can be balanced by the healthcare system’s commitment to making those drugs affordable for all patients - a biotech social contract. Through deep research and compelling stories of breakthroughs and breakdowns, Kolchinsky presents solutions for striking a balance that are bold yet realistic and tackle today’s most pressing questions, including: Why doesn’t insurance make drugs affordable? How can we prevent price-jacking of older drugs? Why are drugs more expensive in America than elsewhere? How can we guarantee that all medicines eventually go generic so they are only temporarily expensive? What systemic failures led to the opioid crisis, and how can we prevent the next one? The Great American Drug Deal offers clear-eyed scrutiny of all players in the industry and examines vital ideas for closing loopholes, encouraging investment, dealing with bad actors, and educating consumers. It’s time we resolve to support patients and fuel discoveries that ease suffering now and for generations to come.

©2020 Evelexa Press (P)2020 Evelexa Press

Narrator: Sean Pratt
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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CBD Hemp Oil

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Discover CBD (cannabidiol) & hemp oil, the herbal supplement that is taking the medical community by storm! 

Historical reports state that CBD oil has been around for centuries. It is even rumored that it was used by Queen Victoria in the 19th century to relieve the pain of menstrual cramps. Below, you’ll find a sneak peek of some of the topics that are covered in this book.

Discover how CBD oil promotes overall wellness in your body:

CBD effectively works with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to promote healing. Used as a daily supplement to promote wellness, CBD can produce benefits for the immune system, enhance moods, increase energy, and much more, with little or no side effects. 

Did you know CBD oil can treat a myriad of ailments?

CBD oil has been effective in healing, managing, and even curing several types of diseases and chronic ailments, but without the associated marijuana THC “high”. In this book, we discuss CBD oil applications to the following conditions:

• Acne/skin problems

• Addiction

• ADHD

• Alzheimer’s disease

• Anxiety

• Arthritis

• Bone health

• Cancer

• Chronic pain, inflammation, and joint pain

• Depression

• Diabetes

• Epilepsy and seizures

• Fibromyalgia

• Glaucoma

• Heart disease

• Migraines

• Parkinson’s disease

• Skin health

• Sleep disorders

• Stress

• Weight gain and obesity, and much more

Methods of administering CBD oil

In addition to learning about the wide range of consumption methods for CBD oil, this book will teach you about the benefits and disadvantages of each of these methods, as well as which conditions each method is best to treat.

Buying CBD oil

You will learn about the important factors that you must keep in mind while buying CBD oil, as well as the top vendors for CBD oil to ensure you are getting a great product.

30 delicious CBD-infused edibles recipes!

Inside this book, you will find a guide to cooking with CBD oil and detailed instructions for 30 delicious CBD-infused edibles recipes. We also include some CBD edibles treats for your pets!

©2019 Terry Gordon Bowering (P)2019 Terry Gordon Bowering

Narrator: Ross Pipkin
Author: Terry Gordon
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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EKG/ECG Interpretation Made Simple

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Grasping concepts relating to the most common rhythms is essential for today’s nurse who sees sicker patients - many requiring telemetry. It is also the backbone of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support training - a must-have for nurses interested in critical care. Contrary to popular belief, cardiac rhythm identification isn’t hard. What most of us need is access to a good book. EKG/ECG Interpretation Made Simple makes learning to read and interpret rhythm strips simple. Among other things, the book explains how to obtain and interpret a rhythm strip and interpret 12-lead ECGs. Here is a preview of what you will learn: Understanding the principles of cardiac electrophysiology and ECG interpretation The electrical conduction system of the heart: the sinoatrial node (SA node) Studying the clinical aspects of automaticity Cardiac electrophysiology: action potential, automatic and electrical vectors The ECG leads: electrodes, limbleads, chest (precordial) leads, 12-Lead ECG (EKG) Presentation of ECG leads Standard display of ECG leads in the 12-lead ECG ECG interpretation: definitions, criteria, and characteristics of the normal ECG (EKG) waves, intervals, durations and rhythm NCLEX practice test questions Much, much, more! You can expect to fully understand EKG interpretation and ultimately pass the NCLEX with ease! What are you waiting for? Scroll up and hit the buy button to add this book to your library!

©2019 Amanda Caldwell (P)2019 Amanda Caldwell

Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
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Mindfulness

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This book will allow you to uncover the secrets of happiness and free yourself from anxiety and stress! Are you tired? Are you stressed? Do you constantly find yourself filled with worry and anxiety? Are you consumed with everything you must get done, everything that is happening, and everything that has happened? Are you ready to make a change and start an adventure that will help you live in the present moment, stop your worries, and make your life more meaningful? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you are ready to take on a life of mindfulness. Give it a shot; listen to this book and try your hand at mindfulness for a few days. I promise you won't regret it. Whether you decide to totally transform your life to one of mindfulness and peace, or you simply want to add a few mindful moments into your day, you will see an improvement. Mindfulness has been proven as a stress reducer and life improver, take your shot now. Benefits of mindfulness: Increased happiness Reduced stress Better social relationships Weight loss Emotional intelligence Less anxiety Reduced depression Improved health Increased focus New experiences

©2016 Isaiah Seber (P)2016 Isaiah Seber

Narrator: Charles Wells
Author: Isaiah Seber
Length: 47 mins
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The Art of Dying Well

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An inspiring, informative, and practical guide to navigating end-of-life issues, by a groundbreaking expert in the field and the New York Times best-selling author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door.  In the mid-1400s, an unnamed Catholic monk composed a popular self-help book called Ars Moriendi, or The Art of Dying. Written in Latin, this medieval death manual taught people how to navigate the trials of the deathbed using simple rituals of repentance, reassurance, and letting go.  Best-selling author and award-winning journalist Katy Butler argues that we have lost touch with the “art of dying” as practiced by our ancestors, yet we still hunger for rites of passage and a sense of the sacred, especially in the important life transitions of aging and dying. Butler has lectured at medical schools and spoken with community and caregiving organizations across the country. Here she reveals what she has learned about dying in America today - and how to have a better end of life.  We are coping with a medical system in disarray in its approach to people who are aging, dying, or chronically ill. Butler argues it's not about living as long as possible, it's about living as well as possible. Not only does our current system poorly serve our medical needs, it also crowds out any sense of the sacred. It’s time to restore a sense of ?honor?, and through exploring the stages of later life, sharing “good death” stories, as well as offering practical takeaways, The Art of Dying Well illuminates a path to a better end of life.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Katy Butler (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Katy Butler
Author: Katy Butler
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Circular Health

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The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated our fragility as a species. Humanity was attacked by a previously unknown virus that spread very rapidly, thanks to a speed of population mobility never before seen in human history. It succeeded in creating the complete upset of the global socioeconomic system. Such an event gives us an important stimulus to reevaluate health in the context of a circular system that encompasses humans and the environment in which we live. The key challenge we face is the discovery of novel paths to crisis resolution. Can we abandon the often cherished but now rather obsolete tendency to specialize in a restricted subject area? Can we rediscover the ability to become permeable to ideas that reach us from other disciplines and embrace a thinking-out-of-the-box approach? This book encourages the listener to consider this challenge via the telling of stories, both great and small. Stories that, although sometimes overlooked, have defined the course of our history and thus open the door to a new pathway of progress. In some ways, COVID-19 may have shown the direction nature expects us to take. Ilaria Capua suggests to us that, today more than ever, we are the responsible actors in the circle of life, guardians of our planet and defenders of its health. As one entity of circular nature.

©2020 Bocconi University Press (P)2020 EGEA Spa - Bocconi University Press

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Medical Terminology for Dummies, 3rd Edition

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Every job in the medical field needs some background in medical terminology. From the check-in desk to the doctor to the pharmaceutical sales rep, and everyone around and in between, healthcare professionals and those in adjacent fields use a common and consistent vocabulary to improve quality, safety, and efficiency. Medical Terminology for Dummies is a powerful resource for current and prospective healthcare professionals. It provides different ways to memorize the words and their meanings, including ideas for study materials, flash cards, quizzes, mind maps, and games. Plus, you'll discover how to identify, pronounce, define, and apply words in proper context. Grasp the standardized language of medicine Find the easiest way to remember tongue-twisting terms Benefit from lots of definitions and examples Understand, retain, and put this knowledge to use If you're one of the millions of professionals hoping to succeed in this booming field, this book gets you talking the talk so you can walk the walk!

©2020 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2020 Tantor

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Coronary Death and Marijuana

Summary

"Jimbo" thought that he played by the rules and raised his kids right. He found out that pain relief through "marijuana" was not necessarily the right path for his family.

©2020 J.R. Collins (P)2020 L&H Productions

Narrator: 411 Audio
Author: J.R. Collins
Length: 6 mins
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Caring for the Dying

17 ratings

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Caring for the Dying describes a whole new way to approach death and dying. It explores how the dying and their families can bring deep meaning and great comfort to the care given at the end of a life. Created by Henry Fersko-Weiss, the end-of-life doula model is adapted from the work of birth doulas and helps the dying to find meaning in their life, express that meaning in powerful and beautiful legacies, and plan for the final days. The approach calls for around-the-clock vigil care, so the dying person and their family have the emotional and spiritual support they need along with guidance on signs and symptoms of dying. It also covers the work of reprocessing a death with the family afterward and the early work of grieving. Emphasis is placed on the space around the dying person and encourages the use of touch, guided imagery, and ritual during the dying process. Throughout the book Fersko-Weiss tells amazing and encouraging stories of the people he has cared for as well as stories that come from doulas he has trained and worked with over the years.

©2017 Henry Fersko-Weiss (P)2017 Tantor

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Worried Sick

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At a time when access to health care in the United States is being widely debated, Nortin Hadler argues that an even more important issue is being overlooked. Although necessary health care should be available to all who need it, he says, the current health-care debate assumes that everyone requires massive amounts of expensive care to stay healthy. Hadler urges that before we commit to paying for whatever pharmaceutical companies and the medical establishment tell us we need, American consumers need to adopt an attitude of skepticism and arm themselves with enough information to make some of their own decisions about what care is truly necessary. Each chapter of Worried Sick is an object lesson regarding the uses and abuses of a particular type of treatment, such as mammography, colorectal screening, statin drugs, or coronary stents. For consumers and medical professionals interested in understanding the scientific basis for Hadler's arguments, each topical chapter has an accompanying source chapter in which Hadler discusses the medical literature and studies that inform his critique. According to Hadler, a major stumbling block to rational health-care policy in the United States is contention over the very concept of what constitutes good health. By learning to distinguish good medical advice from persuasive medical marketing, consumers can make better decisions about their personal health and use that wisdom to inform their perspectives on health-policy issues.

©2008 The University of North Carolina Press (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Nick Williams
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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50 Things to Know About Becoming a Doctor

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What is it like in medical school? What should I expect from choosing medicineas a career? How do I decide if it's right for me? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this audiobook is for you... 50 Things to Know About Becoming a Medical Doctor by Dr. Toni Liu offers an approach to understanding the medical training path. Most books on medical school tell you how to study and prepare for tests and tasks. Although there's nothing wrong with that, they don't talk about how mentally and emotionally difficult and rigorous medical training will be, and how best to prepare yourself for the tough journey ahead. You'll discover the truth about training to become a doctor. This audiobook will help you prepare yourself if that's the path you choose. By the time you finish this audiobook, you will know all about the medical training path, what to expect, and whether it's right for you. So buy your copy today. You'll be glad you did.

©2019 CZYK Publishing (P)2020 CZYK Publishing

Narrator: Richard Maddock
Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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The New Nurse Survival Guide: Survive and Thrive as a New Nurse

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Survive and Thrive as a New Nurse Being a new nurse is hard. Now you have a preceptor in your pocket with the top 50 tips for succeeding as a new nurse.   In The New Nurse Survival Guide: Survive and Thrive as a New Nurse, experienced nurse Jon Haws, RN, provides you with 50 tips to not just survive as a new nurse but to thrive and excel. Nursing is hard. Being a new nurse is torture. With these 50 tips taken directly from Jon's experience as a new nurse preceptor and charge nurse, you will have the tools you need to make it!  Learn how to handle difficult situations, difficult doctors, difficult patients, and difficult nurses. This book provides the key to unlocking success as a nurse. The transition from school to the real world can be very hard for many nurses. One in five new nurses leave their first job before reaching the one-year mark. With these tips you will make it!  The Preceptor You Need to Succeed After working with thousands of nursing students and new nurses, Jon has seen what habits and skills lead to success on the hospital floor. Those tips are now compiled into one resource. It's like having a preceptor in your pocket.   After listening to this book you will:  Learn how to handle the stress of real world nursing  Know how to communicate with physicians  Learn what information from school is most important  Discover what is really important on the floor  Find the motivation to succeed  ...so much more!  Jump-start your career today! Don't waste another second.... Now you have the tools.

©2018 NRSNG (P)2018 NRSNG

Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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The Dance of Life

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A renowned biologist's cutting-edge and unconventional examination of human reproduction and embryo research Scientists have long struggled to make pregnancy easier, safer, and more successful. In The Dance of Life, developmental and stem-cell biologist Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz takes us to the front lines of efforts to understand the creation of a human life. She has spent two decades unraveling the mysteries of development, as a simple fertilized egg becomes a complex human being of 40 trillion cells. Zernicka-Goetz's work is both incredibly practical and astonishingly vast: Her groundbreaking experiments with mouse, human, and artificial embryo models give hope to how more women can sustain viable pregnancies. Set at the intersection of science's greatest powers and humanity's greatest concern, The Dance of Life is a revelatory account of the future of fertility - and life itself.

©2020 Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Roger Highfield (P)2020 Basic Books

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Nightcrawlers

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A revealing ride-along with New England’s teenage volunteer EMTs - boys and girls pulled away from their homework to save lives when the sun goes down.  It’s a Darien, Connecticut, tradition: an emergency medical service managed by adolescents. One kid is a varsity soccer captain. There’s a future doctor, a band dork, a theater geek. Theirs is a view of town without the niceties. A drunken spouse turned violent. Lonely old people stuck in the bath. A midlife suicide. How do these kids process the sometimes shocking and violent life-and-death secrets of their community? The answer is a story of high stress and uncommon high school lives, told by a writer who spent his own youth on the night shift. Welcome to Post 53.  Rosecrans Baldwin’s Nightcrawlers is part of Exposure, a collection of six incredible and true stories of American double lives from millionaire CEOs and suburban teens to undercover investigators and scam artists - all for whom secrets are a way of life. Each piece can be listened to in a single astonished sitting.

©2019 by Rosecrans Baldwin. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Your Medical Mind

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Your doctor suggests you take a drug to lower your blood pressure, but you’ve read that it has risky side effects for some patients. Do you take the drug given the risks it entails, or do you risk living with high blood pressure? The answers to questions like this can be maddeningly—even dangerously—elusive, because our best interests are often hidden by our doctors’ preferences, drug companies’ propaganda, the vagaries of the healthcare system, and especially by our own anxieties, ideals, personal histories, and cognitive foibles.

As patients, each of us falls at some point along each of three spectrums: believer vs. doubter, naturalistic vs. technological, and narrative vs. numbers (that is, some put their faith in stories, others in statistics). Knowing where our personalities place us along these spectrums allows us to determine whether, say, a wait-and-see approach might make us feel better, physically and psychologically, than an intensive treatment, or whether our doctor is well or poorly suited to our needs and attitudes. Crucially, understanding our own personalities also alerts us to cognitive obstacles that might trip us up while making decisions about our care.

Drs. Groopman and Hartzband provide groundbreaking guidance any patient can use to tailor their medical choices to their own physical and emotional needs.

©2011 Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

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Lab Values

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Doctors and therapists do not have to depend only on a solitary laboratory findings; instead, they should also think about other medical components. For instance, physicians should know about the time the laboratory sample was drawn, potential medication interactions, or the patient's recent meals. In like manner, it is vital to understand the importance of patterns in the values over time.  In this book, you will get more familiar with all you need to know about lab values ranging from; the necessary tests carried out, to understanding the results of every test, and being able to interpret these results.  Listening to this book will enable you to understand Common Results and Health Reference Intervals and the basic difference between consecutive laboratory test results.  The book enriches you with an in-depth understanding of common medical tests to diagnose several medical conditions, as well as sampling and the preparation for laboratory measurements. The book goes deep into responding to some of the inquiries you may have about lab values and common results from various perspectives to make you have a full insight and comprehension.  The content of this book includes:  Body Fluid Testing  Arterial Blood Test Analysis  Blood Gas Test  Common Medical Tests To Diagnose Heart Conditions  Blood Tests For Heart Disease  Full Blood Count Testing  Sampling and Preparing For Laboratory Measurements  What Lab Results Mean  The Laboratory Testing Cycle  A Comprehensive Guide to Normal Lab Values  Clinical Performance Characteristics of Laboratory Tests  Basic Difference Between Consecutive Laboratory Test Results  Kidney Health Nutrition  This book gives a detailed analysis of all you need to know about lab values. This book covers all these and more. It should be considered as a valuable book of reference.

©2020 Jacqueline Watson (P)2020 Jacqueline Watson

Narrator: Eesha Gill
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
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Blockbuster Drugs

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Blockbuster drugs - each of which generates more than a billion dollars a year in revenue - have revolutionized the industry since the early 1980s, when sales of Tagamet alone transformed a minor Philadelphia-based firm into the world's ninth-largest pharmaceutical company. In Blockbuster Drugs, Jie Jack Li tells the fascinating stories behind the discovery and development of these highly lucrative medicines, while also exploring the tumult the industry now faces as the "patent cliff" nears. Having spent most of his career in drug research and development, Li brings an insider's eye to the narrative as he recounts the tales of discovery behind such drugs as Tagamet, Zantac, Claritin, Prilosec, Nexium, Serouquel, Plavix, and Ambien. As he discusses each breakthrough, Li also shows that scientific research is filled with human drama - serendipitous discoveries, sudden insights, tense confrontations. For instance, the author tells of James Black, who persisted in the research that led to Tagamet-and that would ultimately win him a Nobel Prize - despite pressure from top executives to pursue "more profitable" work. The audiobook shows how research behind Prilosec combined creativity, international cooperation, and luck - the turning point being a chance encounter of American and Swedish scientists at a conference in Uppsala. There are also tales of fabulous rewards - George Rieveschl, the chemist who invented Benadryl, made a fortune on royalties - and of unjust desserts. Finally, Li shows that for the world's largest prescription drug manufacturers, recent years have been harrowing, as many popular drugs have come off patent in the U.S. market, meaning hundreds of billions of dollars in lost revenue. Anyone who enjoys tales of scientific discovery, or is curious about the history behind the prescriptions they take, or wants a revealing inside look at the pharmaceutical industry will find this audiobook well worth listening to.

©2014 Oxford University Press (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Author: Jie Jack Li
Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
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Emotional Intelligence

Summary

Do you wish you understood others better? Do you want to master your own emotions?  In recent years, it’s become increasingly obvious that emotional intelligence just as important, if not more so, than simply possessing a high IQ. Research suggests that people with higher emotional intelligence lead more successful, productive lives. They are happier, healthier, and generally better at achieving their goals.  But what is emotional intelligence? How does it differ from IQ? And how can you learn to improve yours?  Learn all this and more in Emotional Intelligence: Simple Ways to Fix Your EQ! Dr. Alex Canny is a psychologist with a decade of experience working with the UCLA Psychology Clinic. He’s authored numerous books focused on self-help for mental disorders, depression, drug addiction, personality disorder, and related mental health topics.  In Emotional Intelligence: Simple Ways to Fix Your EQ, he can teach you how to raise your emotional intelligence, and, in doing so, enhance your personal and professional relationships with others.  Working in simple steps and practical examples, Dr. Canny explains the five core principles of emotional intelligence and how they relate to real life. You can learn these principles to master your emotions, and gain control of how you react to those around you. You’ll discover how to emphatically assess emotions in others to understand how they are feeling and relate to them on another level.  The audiobook is filled with helpful tips and tricks that make it easy - even for beginners - to understand these psychological concepts without the jargon.  When your emotional intelligence is high, you are better equipped to identify your own emotional state, analyze and understand the emotional states of the people around you, and engage with those people more fully.  With Emotional Intelligence: Simple Ways to Fix Your EQ you can take your “people skills” to the next level!

©2019 Alex Canny (P)2019 Alex Canny

Narrator: Adam Hebert
Author: Alex Canny
Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
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Intermittent Fasting

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For many people, intermittent fasting is far superior to old school dieting. Although it’s difficult to deal with the hunger pangs in the beginning, they practically disappear as our hormones find their new rhythm, and our bodies adjust to not eating as frequently.  Very few diets offer the multiple benefits of intermittent fasting: the weight loss, the improved health, the longer life, the mental clarity. The longer you maintain the practice of fasting, the more you will see the benefits. As research into intermittent fasting continues, as it must, it’s entirely possible even more benefits will be uncovered. There are not too many things in this world that have such an optimistic outlook.

©2018 Amanda Walker (P)2018 Amanda Walker

Narrator: Kimberly Austin
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

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A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were - and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don't arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of "normal science", as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. Note: This new edition of Kuhn's essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn's ideas to the science of today.

©1996 The University of Chicago (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Dennis Holland
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
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PCAT AudioLearn

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PCAT AudioLearn offers a complete science review for the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), covering key topics in: Biology Chemistry Organic Chemistry Biochemistry This audio course helps you study for this challenging test in three powerful ways: You can study anytime, anywhere - on your commute to work or school, at the gym or while shopping, and before you go to sleep. You will remember the key points tested on the PCAT like the lyrics to your favorite song. You will greatly increase your study time efficiency, allowing you to do other things important to you. Included bonus audio guide : Pharmaceutical Drugs AudioLearn - review names, indications, mechanisms of action, and side effects of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States.

©2017 AudioLearn (P)2017 AudioLearn

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Grief Works

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Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Grief Works, written and read by Julia Samuel. Death is the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood. So many of us feel awkward and uncertain around death and shy away from talking honestly with family and friends. Grief Works is a compassionate guide that will inform and engage anyone who is grieving, from the expected death of a parent to the sudden unexpected death of a small child, and provide clear advice for those seeking to comfort the bereaved. With deeply moving case studies of real people, stories of loss and brilliantly accessible and practical advice, Grief Works will be passed down through generations as the definitive guide for anyone who has lost a loved one and revolutionise the way we talk about life, loss and death.

©2017 Julia Samuel (P)2107 Penguin Audio Books

Narrator: Julia Samuel
Author: Julia Samuel
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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Pandemics

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Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty offers a level-headed guide to all aspects of pandemics-what they are, how they spread, and what we can do to prevent them Pandemics. The word conjures up images of horrific diseases sweeping the globe and killing everyone in their path. But such highly lethal illnesses almost never create pandemics. The reality is deadly serious but far more subtle. In Pandemics, Peter Doherty, who won the Nobel Prize for his work on how the immune system recognizes virus-infected cells, offers an essential guide to one of the truly life-or-death issues of our age. In concise, question-and-answer format, he explains the causes of pandemics, how they can be counteracted with vaccines and drugs, and how we can better prepare for them in the future. Doherty notes that the term "pandemic" refers not to a disease's severity but to its ability to spread rapidly over a wide geographical area. Extremely lethal pathogens are usually quickly identified and confined. Nevertheless, the rise of high-speed transportation networks and the globalization of trade and travel have radically accelerated the spread of diseases. A traveler from Africa arrived in New York in 1999 carrying the West Nile virus; one mosquito bite later, it was loose in the ecosystem. Doherty explains how the main threat of a pandemic comes from respiratory viruses, such as influenza and SARS, which disseminate with incredible speed through air travel. The climate disruptions of global warming, rising population density, and growing antibiotic resistance all complicate efforts to control pandemics. But Doherty stresses that pandemics can be fought effectively. Often simple health practices, especially in hospitals, can help enormously. And research into the animal reservoirs of pathogens, from SARS in bats to HIV in chimpanzees, show promise for our prevention efforts. Calm, clear, and authoritative, Peter Doherty's Pandemics is one of the most critically important additions to the What Everyone Needs to Know series.

©2013 Peter C. Doherty (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Bryan Reid
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
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Can Medicine Be Cured?

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A fierce, honest, elegant and often hilarious debunking of the great fallacies that drive modern medicine. Seamus O'Mahony writes about the illusion of progress, the notion that more and more diseases can be 'conquered' ad infinitum. He punctures the idiocy of consumerism, the idea that healthcare can be endlessly adapted to the wishes of individuals. He excoriates the claims of Big Science, the spending of vast sums on research follies like the Human Genome Project. And he highlights one of the most dangerous errors of industrialized medicine: an over-reliance on metrics and a neglect of things that can't easily be measured, like compassion.

©2019 Seamus O'Mahony (P)2019 Head of Zeus

Narrator: Brian Walsh
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
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Beware of Your Doctor: How to Survive the Medical System

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From the author of How to Reverse Your Diabetes (If You Really Mean It). A must-listen guide to help you make YOUR everyday medical decisions. Everybody needs to rely on medical assistance, more or less frequently, but are we getting what we need and deserve? For example, you know those pills that your doctor prescribed for you? There is at least a 20 percent chance that you don't need them and that they may be harming you. There is also a 10-15 percent chance that the diagnosis you received was wrong. Shocking, isn't it? The information needed to obtain a better and more appropriate treatment is not secret, it is hiding in plain sight and is available to everybody who wishes to take the time to listen, compile, interpret, and draw conclusions from it. This book connects the dots for the listen and helps patients to navigate the maze of decisions that they have to make in the present-day medical system. Scroll up and buy this audiobook!

©2018 Kfir Luzzatto (P)2018 Kfir Luzzatto

Narrator: Jim Rising
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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When We Do Harm

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Medical mistakes are more pervasive than we think. How can we improve outcomes? An acclaimed MD's rich stories and research explore patient safety. Patients enter the medical system with faith that they will receive the best care possible, so when things go wrong, it's a profound and painful breach. Medical science has made enormous strides in decreasing mortality and suffering, but there's no doubt that treatment can also cause harm, a significant portion of which is preventable. In When We Do Harm, practicing physician and acclaimed author Danielle Ofri places the issues of medical error and patient safety front and center in our national healthcare conversation.  Drawing on current research, professional experience, and extensive interviews with nurses, physicians, administrators, researchers, patients, and families, Dr. Ofri explores the diagnostic, systemic, and cognitive causes of medical error. She advocates for strategic use of concrete safety interventions such as checklists and improvements to the electronic medical record, but focuses on the full-scale cultural and cognitive shifts required to make a meaningful dent in medical error. Woven throughout the book are the powerfully human stories that Dr. Ofri is renowned for. The errors she dissects range from the hardly noticeable missteps to the harrowing medical cataclysms. While our healthcare system is - and always will be - imperfect, Dr. Ofri argues that it is possible to minimize preventable harms, and that this should be the galvanizing issue of current medical discourse.

©2020 Danielle Ofri (P)2020 Random House Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
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Carte Blanche

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Carte Blanche is the alarming tale of how the right of Americans to say "no" to risky medical research is eroding at a time when we are racing to produce a vaccine and treatments for COVID-19. This medical right that we have long taken for granted was first sacrificed on the altar of military expediency in 1990 when the Department of Defense asked for and received from the FDA a waiver that permitted it to force an experimental anthrax vaccine on the ranks of ground troops headed for the Persian Gulf. Since then, the military has pressed ahead to impose nonconsensual testing of the blood substitute PolyHeme in civilian urbanities, quietly enrolling more than 20,000 nonconsenting subjects since 2005. Most Americans think that their right to give or withhold consent is protected by law, but the passing in 1996 of modifications to the Code of Federal Regulations, such as statute CFR 21 50.24, now permit investigators to conduct research with trauma victims without their consent or event their knowledge. More than a dozen studies since have used the 1996 loophole to recruit large numbers of subjects without their knowledge. The erosion of consent is the result of a US medical-research system that has proven again and again that it cannot be trusted. 

©2021 Harriet Washington (P)2021 Random House Audio

Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
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The Tuskegee Syphilis Study

2 ratings

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In 1932, the US Public Health Service recruited 623 African American men from Macon County, Alabama, for a study of "the effects of untreated syphilis in the Negro male". For the next 40 years - even after the development of penicillin, the cure for syphilis - these men were denied medical care for this potentially fatal disease. The Tuskegee Syphilis Study was exposed in 1972, and in 1975 the government settled a lawsuit but stopped short of admitting wrongdoing. In 1997, President Bill Clinton welcomed five of the study survivors to the White House and, on behalf of the nation, officially apologized for an experiment he described as wrongful and racist. In this book, the attorney for the men describes the background of the study, the investigation and the lawsuit, the events leading up to the presidential apology, and the ongoing efforts to see that out of this painful and tragic episode of American history comes lasting good.

©1998, 2013 Fred D. Gray (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: David Sadzin
Author: Fred D. Gray
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
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The Laws of Medicine

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Essential, required listening for doctors and patients alike: A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the world's premiere cancer researchers reveals an urgent philosophy on the little-known principles that govern medicine - and how understanding these principles can empower us all. Over a decade ago, when Siddhartha Mukherjee was a young, exhausted, and isolated medical resident, he discovered a book that would forever change the way he understood the medical profession. The book, The Youngest Science, forced Dr. Mukherjee to ask himself an urgent, fundamental question: Is medicine a "science"? Sciences must have laws - statements of truth based on repeated experiments that describe some universal attribute of nature. But does medicine have laws like other sciences? Dr. Mukherjee has spent his career pondering this question - a question that would ultimately produce some of the most serious thinking he would do around the tenets of his discipline - culminating in The Laws of Medicine. In this important treatise, he investigates the most perplexing and illuminating cases of his career that ultimately led him to identify the three key principles that govern medicine. Brimming with fascinating historical details and modern medical wonders, this important audiobook is a fascinating glimpse into the struggles and "eureka!" moments that people outside of the medical profession rarely see. Written with Dr. Mukherjee's signature eloquence and passionate prose, The Laws of Medicine is a critical book not just for those in the medical profession but for everyone who is moved to better understand how their health and well-being are being treated. Ultimately this book lays the groundwork for a new way of understanding medicine now and into the future.

©2015 Siddhartha Mukherjee (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Santino Fontana
Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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Medication Don't Cure Mental Illness

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You're about to discover how medication helps the symptoms of mental illness. Often, the side effects are the main reason most people stop taking medication. Some side effects can be temporary, though, and will improve over time as your body adjusts to the medication. Learn why it's important to take your medication and how it'll improve your mental health symptoms. Here's a preview of the mental health symptoms you'll learn to improve: Understanding medication Depression symptoms Schizophrenia symptoms Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms Bi-polar disorder symptoms Psychosis disorder symptoms Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms Social anxiety disorder symptoms Much, much more!

©2015 Patricia A. Carlisle (P)2015 Patricia A. Carlisle

Narrator: Gene Blake
Length: 26 mins
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The Thrill of the Case

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Clinical pharmacology is often one of the most challenging topics for healthcare professionals. This is a compilation of my favorite case scenarios, drug interactions, and clinical pearls from my practice as a clinical pharmacist. This book is a perfect piece of education for pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, and nurses who are looking to pick up real-life clinical practice pearls about medication management. It is ideal for the new professional or student trying to gain more confidence when it comes to medication management.

©2018 Eric Christianson (P)2018 Eric Christianson

Narrator: Michael Lenz
Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
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Lab Values for Nurses: Every Single Lab Value You Must Know to Easily Pass Nursing School & The NCLEX!

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Please note: In this audiobook, you will learn every single lab value that you need to know to pass nursing school and the NCLEX. This audiobook covers every single lab value. Here's what you will learn:  Learn about the process of obtaining labs in the nursing work setting Discover the tubes necessary for accurate sampling More detailed information on tubes such as the Yellow Top Tube, Light Blue Tube, Red Top Tube, Green Top Tube, Purple, or Lavender Tube, Gray Top Tube. The correct order in which tubes should be collected The trick is to memorize laboratory test abbreviations so you know which test is being done and which tube to draw the blood from An extensive breakdown of all the laboratory tests you’ll need to know about in the nursing school as well as the NCLEX examination Detailed content on each laboratory panel such as the basic metabolic panel and electrolytes Discover the most important lab values in each panel and exactly what you need to know about them The core foundation of this audiobook dives into each lab panel starting with:    Basic Metabolic Panel  Arterial Blood Gases  Complete Blood Count  Coagulation Profile Testing  Cholesterol (Lipid) Panel  Antibody Screening  Iron Panel  Kidney Panel PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Chase Hassen (P)2019 Chase Hassen

Narrator: Bob Baker
Author: Chase Hassen
Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
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Nurse's Guide to Top 10 Conditions in the US

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Master the most common conditions encountered by nurses every day. Hack the important info! This book compiles the essential details and gives you precisely what you need as a nurse. You will see these conditions every day at work, so get the facts! The main points of each disease are condensed so you can skip the fluff, save time, and master your nursing practice. Topic rundown: Sepsis Congestive heart failure Cardiac dysrhythmias COPD Degenerative disk disease Pneumonia Arthroplasty-associated infections Depressive disorder Childbirth Each condition includes: Synopsis of most frequent medications Nurse interventions and management skills Physical assessments Diagnostic criteria Pathophysiology Causes and risk factors Condensed, need-to-know points! We have pored through the textbooks and publications to serve you the meat of the topic. Your time is precious, so stop getting bogged down with the never-ending search for reliable sources. Trim the fat by committing this book to your nursing arsenal. Prepare, pass, perform...with nurse mastery!

©2017 Aaron Reed, MSN CRNA (P)2017 Aaron Reed, MSN CRNA

Narrator: Dan Carroll
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
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Tummy Tuck

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If you've tried every sit-up and stomach crunching move there is, and are still far from your goal of a flat-as-a-board belly or six pack, then a tummy tuck could be the right choice for you. A tummy tuck, also known as abodominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at removing excess flab from the abdominal area, and tightening the abdominal muscles. Like all cosmetic procedures, it's not a "one size fits all" option. A tummy tuck is not a weight loss measure and should never be treated like one. It's a procedure for people who want to firm and tone up their abdominal muscles, and have exhausted all their options. A tummy tuck is an invasive surgery, and those who elect to have it, should take the time to educate themselves before making a final decision. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal region that may accumulate due to the effects of pregnancy, obesity, or age. A tummy tuck also restores stretched or weakened abdominal muscles. Tummy tuck operations have been increasing in popularity.

©2017 Patricia A Carlisle (P)2017 Patricia A Carlisle

Narrator: Matthew Sabados
Author: Tony William
Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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Life and Death in the Nursery

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The dilemma of how and whether defective newborns are treated is hardly new; Plato and Aristotle both addressed the subject. But the moral questions about treatment are continually being recast by advances in medical knowledge and technology. Since neonatology is such a new field, there is often more than one way to proceed, even in such relatively noncontroversial areas as prescribing medications. And with such tiny, voiceless patients, the uncertainty of medical prognosis is acutely felt. In "Life and Death in the Nursery", Anita Diamant, the New York Times best-selling author of The Red Tent and The Boston Girl, tells the powerful, heartbreaking story of Carol and Phil Powers, whose son Whit was born with a life-threatening congenital disorder, and the doctors and nurses who try to save him and thousands of newborns every year. As right-to-life fervor swept the country in the wake of the 1982 Baby Doe case, Diamant takes listeners inside Boston's Children Hospital at the height of the debate over infant care. "Life and Death in the Nursery" was originally published in New England Monthly, July 1985.

©2016 Anita Diamant (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Betsy Baker
Length: 28 mins
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Miracles We Have Seen

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This is a book of miracles - medical events witnessed by leading physicians for which there is no reasonable medical explanation, or, if there is, the explanation itself is extraordinary. These dramatic first-person essays detail spectacular serendipities, impossible cures, breathtaking resuscitations, extraordinary awakenings, and recovery from unimaginable disasters. Among the extraordinary cases poignantly recounted by the physicians witnessing them: A priest visiting a hospitalized patient went into cardiac arrest on the elevator, which opened up on the cardiac floor, right at the foot of the cardiac specialist, at just the right moment. A tiny premature baby dying from irreversible lung disease who recovered almost immediately after being taken from his hospital bed and placed on his mother's chest. President John F. Kennedy's son Patrick, who died shortly after birth, and whose disease eventually led to research that saved generations of babies. Miracles We Have Seen is a book of inspiration and optimism, and a compelling glimpse into the lives of physicians.

©2016 Harley Rotbart, MD (P)2016 Tantor

Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
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Detox: Liver and Gallbladder Detox

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Detox and renew today! Do you want to: Improve digestion? Lose weight? Have clearer, healthier looking skin? Regulate your hormones? Improve your mental abilities? Have better energy and feel better? Sleep better? If you answered yes any of those questions then you need a liver and gallbladder detox! Learn everything you need to know: Foods to eat Foods to avoid Activities to avoid Activities that will help Yoga and movement routines to help clear the liver Lots more! Purchase now to start feeling better, younger and healthier. Why wait another day? You deserve it - now!

©2015 Jennifer Atkins (P)2016 Jennifer Atkins

Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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Unsafe at Any Meal

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Each year, Americans consume hundreds of food products that contain truly dangerous compounds, including heavy metals, pesticides, and other harmful additives - with the blessing of the FDA. Why is this happening, and why haven’t you heard about it?  In Unsafe at Any Meal, Dr. Renee Dufault, former food investigator for the Food and Drug Administration, provides the startling answers. While at the FDA, Dr. Dufault discovered that mercury - a highly toxic metal - was contaminating the plumbing systems of many food manufacturing plants. Upon further examination, she discovered that the same mercury was also evident in a number of processed foods commonly sold in supermarkets. When Dr. Dufault revealed these disturbing findings to her superiors, she was told to stop her investigation. Her continued efforts to raise the issue always met with a dead end, so she chose to take an early retirement from the FDA.  Dr. Dufault then devoted her energy to making the public aware of the insidious dangers that contaminate our food. In 2010, she founded an organization of scientists to study the scope of this problem and has published numerous research articles on the topic with little fanfare. To expose what still seems to be a well-kept secret by the FDA, she has written Unsafe at Any Meal to provide consumers with the information they need to know. Backed by research and first-hand experience, Dr. Dufault reveals how the FDA has failed us and outlines how you can protect yourself and your family by knowing what to avoid and by filling your kitchen with food that is clear of toxins.

©2017 Renee Dufault (P)2020 Square One Publishers, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
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Ebola

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Where does Ebola originate? How does it spread? And what should governments do to stop it? Few people understand the answers to these questions better than Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Laurie Garrett. In this masterful account of the 1995 Ebola outbreak in Zaire, Garrett, now the Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, shows how superstition and fear, compounded by a lack of resources, education, and clearheaded government planning have plagued our response to Ebola. In an extensive new introduction, Garrett forcefully argues that learning from past outbreaks is the key to solving the Ebola crisis of 2014. In her account of the 1995 Zaire outbreak, first published in her bestselling book Betrayal of Trust, Garrett takes readers through the epidemic's course-beginning with the Kikwit villager who first contracted it from an animal encounter while chopping wood for charcoal deep in the forest. As she documents the outbreak in riveting detail, Garrett shows why our trust in world governments to protect people's health has been irrevocably broken. She details the international community's engagement in the epidemic's aftermath: a pattern of response and abandonment, urgency that devolves into amnesia. Ebola: Story Of an Outbreak is essential reading for anyone who wants to comprehend Ebola, one of mankind's most mysterious, malicious scourges. Garrett has issued a powerful call for governments, citizens, and the disease-fighting agencies of the wealthy world to take action.

©2014 Laurie Garrett (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Kristin Kalbli
Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
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Clinician's Guide to Common Drug Interactions in Primary Care

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For many, drug interactions are one of the most frustrating challenges in family medicine, geriatrics, and ambulatory care practice. Even if one is up to speed on what drugs interact with one another, it is often unknown how to manage that specific interaction. Throughout the book, I share some of my management tips and pearls to help you feel more comfortable with managing drug interactions. This book is a perfect piece of education for pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, and nurses who are looking to pick up clinical, real-world practice pearls.

©2019 Eric Christianson (P)2020 Eric Christianson

Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Provider Handbook

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The Save a Life Initiative has just released its newest course: Bloodborne Pathogens Course. This course is intended to help you prepare to address the health concerns inherent in caring for others and the possible damage the microscopic world can inflict. Unlike traditional academic curricula, you will learn actionable ways to practice and prepare for the bacteria and pathogens you may encounter in your career. If you become exposed to bloodborne pathogens, you will have the knowledge to reduce the chances of disease transmission and protect others, including coworkers and patients, from possible infection. This course consists of the materials and information necessary to protect yourself and those around you from being exposed to blood or blood-containing items that you may come into contact with throughout the course of your job. This training may be required as part of your training for bloodborne pathogens by your employer. In addition, such training is required annually by the Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA). Your employer will provide you with additional training, which will be referred to as an Exposure Control Plan (ECP), on bloodborne pathogens as indicated by your role and responsibilities in your organization. This course is written by Dr. Karl F. Disque, a board certified anesthesiologist and registered pharmacist. Dr. Disque has certified thousands of healthcare professionals with his courses in CPR, AED, and First Aid, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Basic Life Support (BLS). This is one of the most effective and user-friendly training manuals on the market because it was created by a team dedicated to life support education with the goal of training people to help save lives. This manual is the primary training material for certification courses provided by National Health Care Provider Solutions (www.nhcps.com).

©2017 Dr. Karl Disque (P)2017 ST Mastering

Narrator: Guy Thillet
Length: 30 mins
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Hack the Vagus Nerve 101 Exercises

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101-plus daily exercises for hacking your vagus nerve! If you are looking for a complete guide on how to hack the vagus nerve, then keep reading… What is the Vagus Nerve?  Did you know that the human body has 12 cranial nerves? Did you know that each “nerve” is actually comprised of two nerves, typically left and right nerve intertwined to make the “one” cranial nerve. And these nerves are the link between your body and the brain? Have you ever wondered how the brain and body “talk” to one another? It is all through these cranial nerves.  Some of the nerves are responsible for sharing sensory information, like how something sounds or what it tastes like. This means these nerves need to have the sensory function to interpret the smell of something. But then there are other nerves that “talk” with the muscles and even some glands. These nerves are called “motor functions.” And finally, while most have a single function, either sensory or muscle, there are others that operate with both. The vagus nerve is one such nerve.    To help you understand where a nerve is located, each cranial number is assigned a number represented in Roman numerals, for example, I is one, II is two, etc. The vagus nerve is the tenth nerve and is called CNX, or Cranial Nerve Ten.    In Latin, the word “vagus” is defined as “wandering.” When you understand a bit more of the makeup of this nerve, you will realize that this description is pretty accurate. The vagus nerve is the longest in the human body, and it does a lot of traveling around and through it. Basically, it moves from the base of your skull to your lower torso. You will learn more about the passage of this nerve later in this chapter.    There are two parts to the sensory functions of this particular nerve:   Visceral: This is used to describe the “feelings,” or sensations, in your body’s organs.    Somatic: This term is applied to your physical “feelings,” or sensations in the muscles and skin of your body.    This book covers the following topics: Hacking your vagus nerve: all you need to know to activate your body’s natural healing power What is the polyvagal theory? The key to heal yourself through the central nervous system Breathing techniques: activate your vagus nerve and reduce anxiety and stress Meditation and yoga workouts: poses and other exercises to relax yourself Creative therapies: expand your mind and heal through hacking you vagus nerve Diet and food tips to help to stimulate your vagus nerve. Laughing, singing, humming and gargling can have amazing results on your nervous system health. Acupuncture and other traditional oriental techniques: learn tai chi and qi gong basics! Passive method to activate vagus nerve Massages you can learn to activate your vagus nerve

©2020 Dr. Warren Cunningham (P)2020 Dr. Warren Cunningham

Narrator: Jim Rising
Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
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Managing Complications in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

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Management of Complications in Anaesthesia and Critical Care is a compilation of the causes, presentation, and management of common critical incidents in the perioperative period, as well as in the intensive care setting. The audiobook offers practical and concise management protocols in a simple, easy-to-follow format for quick and easy reference. Emphasis is laid on preventive measures. It is a valuable reference source for practicing anaesthetists, nurse anaesthetists working alone in state hospitals, medical students, and surgeons who may find themselves called upon to remedy perioperative complications, where there are no physician anaesthetists.

©2017 Stella Eguma (P)2017 Bad Creative

Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
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Nurse: The Art of Caring

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Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a nurse? From a 6-time Top 10 in the USA author, this book is a collection of the most memorable moments from the careers of over sixty nurses. It covers nearly seventy years of practice from World War II to the present day. The extraordinary situations described here are the result of more than 1,000 years of hands-on bedside knowledge. The vignettes contain wisdom and insight gained the hard way, from long experience in the trenches (sometimes in actual trenches) performing tasks that range from the most humble to the most skilled. These true stories run the gamut from birth to death. They deal with everything from war, ER, ICU, to childbirth, pediatrics, adult care, surgery, home and homeless healthcare, the psych ward, oncology, the nursing home, and finally hospice. The sacrifice and service of these nurses--their courage, kindness, and determination--is breathtaking. If you've ever wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes of a hospital, you've come to the right place.

©2016 Carolyn Jourdan (P)2018 Carolyn Jourdan

Narrator: Jodi Gaylord
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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Goodnight Pharm

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I've had feedback from students that they just want me to read them drug names and mnemonics so they can put in their earbuds before they go to bed before their board exams. I've got three five year olds, I don't have time to do the heavy lifting you all do as narrators. In Memorizing Pharmacology: A Relaxed Approach, which will sell over 6,500 audiobook copies in its first year, I only had the narrator complete 200 drug names in a seven hour book. There is a list of 350 later in the book, but I thought, who in the world would want to listen to 350 drug names in a row? So I omitted it. There was an answer to that rhetorical question, health professional students studying for a board exam that are exhausted from family, work, and school want to listen to it.

©2017 Tony Guerra (P)2017 Tony Guerra

Narrator: James Gillies
Author: Tony Guerra
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
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Memorizing Pharmacology Questions, Answers, and Rationales, Books 1 to 7

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This is a Seven-Bundle of Memorizing Pharmacology Questions, Answers, and Rationales with an Additional Final Exam With triplet eight-year-old daughters, I don't get four-hour study blocks in a quiet corner of the library. I get an hour here or 15 minutes there. This book is for those commuters, busy parents, and working students who need a "fit it in" approach to studying pharmacology. This book has multiple rapid-fire questions, answers, rationales, and mnemonics that you can do alone or with a partner to help you understand pharmacology better and remember the content longer. These include: Multiple choice questions with rationales - I include essential mnemonics and background information Prefixes, suffixes, and infixes matching - these are the key to learning many hundreds of drug classifications Sorting series section - here you make sense out of drug classes better picturing their relationships One-line cases - these cases come in pairs so you can work with a partner Short essay prompts - it's nice to know how the professor might answer a question A special bonus chapter preview from the book Memorizing Pharmacology Mnemonics But let's talk about the most pressing issue that keeps you from succeeding: energy. This book makes it easier and simpler to listen and grasp pharmacology concepts without expending too much of your energy or efforts!

©2020 Tony Guerra (P)2020 Tony Guerra

Author: Tony Guerra
Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
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Pharmacology: The NCLEX Trainer

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Achieve exam success with Pharmacology: The NCLEX Trainer! Concise content review, 100+ topic-specific practice questions, and proven tips for success. The NCLEX Trainer exam guide begins with an outline of the topics and key facts that you need to remember for the exam. A list of subtopics is included. This is all presented with helpful notes, tips, and cautions. In section three of this guide, you can apply and test your knowledge with over 100 topic-specific practice questions. All answers to the questions are given with detailed rationales to further your knowledge and understanding of the topic. Smart study strategies are outlined in the penultimate section of this guide - this will put you on a steady path to achieving success on your NCLEX exam! Download the NCLEX Trainer today, and kick-start your journey to NCLEX success!

©2016 Eva Regan (P)2016 Eva Regan

Narrator: Elaine Kellner
Author: Eva Regan
Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
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Lightning Flowers

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Lightning Flowers weighs the impact modern medical technology has had on the author's life against the social and environmental costs inevitably incurred by the mining that makes such innovation possible - “utterly spectacular.” (Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises) What if a lifesaving medical device causes loss of life along its supply chain? That's the question Katherine E. Standefer finds herself asking one night after being suddenly shocked by her implanted cardiac defibrillator. In this gripping, intimate memoir about health, illness, and the invisible reverberating effects of our medical system, Standefer recounts the astonishing true story of the rare diagnosis that upended her rugged life in the mountains of Wyoming and sent her tumbling into a fraught maze of cardiology units, dramatic surgeries, and slow, painful recoveries. As her life increasingly comes to revolve around the internal defibrillator freshly wired into her heart, she becomes consumed with questions about the supply chain that allows such an ostensibly miraculous device to exist. So she sets out to trace its materials back to their roots. From the sterile labs of a medical device manufacturer in southern California to the tantalum and tin mines seized by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to a nickel and cobalt mine carved out of endemic Madagascar jungle, Lightning Flowers takes us on a global reckoning with the social and environmental costs of a technology that promises to be lifesaving but is, in fact, much more complicated. Deeply personal and sharply reported, Lightning Flowers takes a hard look at technological mythos, healthcare, and our cultural relationship to medical technology, raising important questions about our obligations to one another, and the cost of saving one life.

©2020 Katherine E. Standefer (P)2020 Little, Brown Spark

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Gracefully Insane

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Its landscaped ground, chosen by Frederick Law Olmsted and dotted with Tudor mansions, could belong to a New England prep school. There are no fences, no guards, no locked gates. But McLean Hospital is a mental institution - one of the most famous, most elite, and once most luxurious in America. In its "golden age", McLean provided as genteel an environment for the treatment of mental illness as one could imagine. But the golden age is over, and a downsized, downscale McLean - despite its affiliation with Harvard University - is struggling to stay afloat. Gracefully Insane, by Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam, is a fascinating and emotional biography of McLean Hospital from its founding in 1817 through today. It is filled with stories about patients and doctors: the Ralph Waldo Emerson protégé whose brilliance disappeared along with his madness; Anne Sexton's poetry seminar, and many more. The story of McLean is also the story of the hopes and failures of psychology and psychotherapy; of the evolution of attitudes about mental illness, of approaches to treatment, and of the economic pressures that are making McLean - and other institutions like it - relics of a bygone age.

©2001 Alex Beam (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Matthew Josdal
Author: Alex Beam
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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Estoicismo y dureza mental [Stoicism and Mental Toughness]

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Aquí hay un extracto del Estoicismo Y La Fortaleza Mental: durante la antigüedad surgieron una gran cantidad de escuelas filosóficas, muchas de ellas contribuyeron con grandes ideas de progreso para la humanidad con un impacto tan relevante que incluso hoy en día muchos de esos pensamientos siguen siendo válidos. Tal es el caso de la escuela estoica de filosofía, que se cree que desapareció durante los primeros siglos de la era actual, y a pesar de la realidad de que los registros literarios no están en cantidad, su pensamiento ha evolucionado a lo largo de los años. En el siglo XXI, se está experimentando uno de los momentos más importantes del posible resurgimiento de este sistema filosófico. En medio de la convulsión social que estamos atravesando en el mundo moderno, muchos han recurrido a ciertas escuelas de pensamientos cuyas teorías podrían generar la salvación que nuestra sociedad moderna requiere, por cierto, el estoicismo, cuyo valor principal para una sociedad como la moderna es el manejo adecuado de las emociones, o igualmente dicho, las pasiones (ya que esta escuela habla de una como consecuencia de la otra) resulta ser, según la óptica de muchos necesaria, o más aun para algunos imprescindible.  Conozcamos un poco sobre esta escuela, su evolución y sus postulados, luego confrontémoslo con la realidad de una sociedad como la moderna, a través de esto podremos enfocar nuestras vidas para cambiar el rumbo que pareciera ineludible en tiempos como los modernos. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2020 Manuel Del Pozo (P)2020 Manuel Del Pozo

Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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100 Strong Residency Interview Questions, Answers, and Rationales

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If you want sample questions, answers, and rationales, this audiobook will give you a great feel for what it’s like to get through a residency interview day. Written by two practitioners who have extensive experience with the interview process, you’ll get the nuts and bolts of what it takes to become an exceptional candidate. In interviews, you can’t be ordinary, you must be memorable. This audiobook will help you answer questions in a way that both shows your value and helps you stand out.

©2018 Tony Guerra (P)2018 Tony Guerra

Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
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Nature of Panic Attacks

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In the middle of a typical day, while you are walking in the park or even sitting down at home on your couch, you suddenly feel your heart begin to beat rapidly and irregularly. It's pounding, you are shaking, feeling chest pain, and can't take a breath. You are afraid, sure that it's a heart attack and the end is near. You hurry to the emergency room....  This is exactly what happened to me (the author) when I experienced the panic attack the very first time in my life. It was terrible, it seemed like the end of the world. You are ashamed, alone in your problem, and confused. Don't worry; there are many methods that can successfully deal with the issue. This audiobook is here to be your friend who understands you and knows how to help. The more you know about panic, the safer you will feel. Also, here, you will find advice on how to help yourself and what to do to take back control over your life. All the methods described in this audiobook helped me and other people find a cure.  You will discover:  The definition of panic attack and panic disorder Panic attack symptoms Why a panic attack happens How to help with panic attacks: efficient self-help techniques How to prevent panic attacks How to help someone with a panic attack or anxiety disorder Why you should practice mindfulness and how it can help you with panic  How to change your mind and overcome anxiety  How to achieve mental hygiene and peace of mind  And much more! Use this audiobook as your guideline. Listen to it as many times as you need and try to apply the advice to your case. You'll see a huge difference. Until the end of the audiobook, you'll be encouraged to face panic attacks and solve them once and for all.

©2019 Anatoli Hladun (P)2019 Anatoli Hladun

Narrator: Casey Bassett
Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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Rigor Mortis

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Named by Amazon as one of the Best Nonfiction Books of the Month. American taxpayers spend $30 billion annually funding biomedical research, but over half of these studies can't be replicated due to poor experimental design, improper methods, and sloppy statistics. Bad science doesn't just hold back medical progress, it can sign the equivalent of a death sentence for terminal patients. In Rigor Mortis, Richard Harris explores these urgent issues with vivid anecdotes, personal stories, and interviews with the top biomedical researchers. We need to fix our dysfunctional biomedical system - before it's too late.

©2017 Richard F. Harris (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Joe Delafield
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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Migraine: A History

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For centuries, people have talked of a powerful bodily disorder called migraine, which currently affects about a billion people around the world. Yet until now, the rich history of this condition has barely been told.  In Migraine, award-winning historian Katherine Foxhall reveals the ideas and methods that ordinary people and medical professionals have used to describe, explain, and treat migraine since the Middle Ages. Touching on classical theories of humoral disturbance and medieval bloodletting, Foxhall also describes early modern herbal remedies, the emergence of neurology, and evolving practices of therapeutic experimentation. Throughout the audiobook, Foxhall persuasively argues that our current knowledge of migraine's neurobiology is founded on a centuries-long social, cultural, and medical history. This history, she demonstrates, continues to profoundly shape our knowledge of this complicated disease, our attitudes toward people who have migraine, and the sometimes drastic measures that we take to address pain. Deeply researched and beautifully written, this fascinating and accessible study of one of our most common, disabling, and yet often dismissed disorders will appeal to physicians, historians, scholars in medical humanities, and people living with migraine alike. The book is published by Johns Hopkins University Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.

©2019 Johns Hopkins University Press (P)2019 Redwood Audiobooks

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Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
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The Confident Patient: Successfully Navigate Your Healthcare Journey

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The Confident Patient is your road map and key to truly understanding and navigating your healthcare situation. This powerful guide provides you with real answers, specific questions to gain clarity, information you can use immediately, and gives you concrete ways to partner with your medical team. Healthcare is intensely personal and intimate, and The Confident Patient honors you and your family’s individual situation like a trusted friend, in a supportive, compassionate way. The Confident Patient is your must-listen companion, and with it by your side, you and your loved ones can move forward together with the knowledge to make important decisions with confidence.   This powerful audiobook will help you: Discover what doctors and healthcare providers wished you knew or would ask. End your feelings of being overwhelmed, ease your anxieties of the unknown, and provide you direction around your healthcare needs. Discover key questions to ask during an appointment, pre- and post-surgery. Have a go-to trusted list of resources to access for support, additional information, and to learn the latest information about your condition. Be encouraged and empowered by stories shared by patients and medical care professionals to support you in navigating your healthcare journey.

©2019 Wendy K. Benson, Elizabeth K. Myers (P)2019 Wendy K. Benson, Elizabeth K. Myers

Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
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The Addiction Solution

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A groundbreaking examination of addiction from the Chief Medical Officer for the New York State Office of Mental Health and the Medical Editor for Mental Health at the Huffington Post, offering practical, proven solutions for individuals, families, and communities dealing with substance use and abuse. Written with warmth, accessibility, and vast authority, The Addiction Solution is a practical guide through the world of drug use and abuse and addiction treatment. Here, Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, Chief Mental Health Officer of the NYS Office of Mental Health and the Medical Editor for Mental Health at the Huffington Post, brings together scientific and clinical knowledge, policy suggestions, and case studies to describe our current drug crisis and establish a clear path forward to recovery and health. In a time when so many people are affected by the addiction epidemic, when 142 people die of overdoses every day in the United States, principally from opioids, Sederer's decades of wisdom and clinical experience are needed more than ever before. With a timely focus on opioids, Sederer takes us through the proven essentials of addiction treatment and explains why so many of our current policies, like the lingering remnants of the War on Drugs, fail to help drug users, their families, and their wider communities. He identifies a key insight, often overlooked in popular and professional writing about addiction and its treatment: namely, that people who use drugs do so to meet specific needs, and that drugs may be the best solution those people currently have. Writing with generosity and empathy about the many Americans who use illicit and prescribed substances, Sederer lays out specific, evidence-based, researched solutions to the prevention and problems of drug use, including exercise, medications, therapy, recovery programs, and community services. In this challenging time, The Addiction Solution provides practical help, comfort, and hope.

©2018 Lloyd Sederer (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Arthur Morey
Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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The Invention of Surgery

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Written by an author with plenty of experience holding a scalpel, Dr. David Schneider's in-depth biography is an encompassing history of the practice that has leapt forward over the centuries from the dangerous guesswork of ancient Greek physicians through the world-changing implant revolution of the 20th century. 

The Invention of Surgery explains this dramatic progress and highlights the personalities of the discipline's most dynamic historical figures. It links together the lives of the pioneering scientists who first understood what causes disease, how organs become infected or cancerous, and how surgery could powerfully intercede in people's lives, and then shows how the rise of surgery intersected with many of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the last century, including the evolution of medical education, the transformation of the hospital from a place of dying to a habitation of healing, the development of antibiotics, and the rise of transistors and polymer science. And as Schneider argues, surgery has not finished transforming; new technologies are constantly reinventing both the practice of surgery and the nature of the objects we are permanently implanting in our bodies. Schneider considers these latest developments, asking "What's next?", and analyzing how our conception of surgery has changed alongside our evolving ideas of medicine, technology, and our bodies.

©2020 David Schneider, MD (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Peter Noble
Length: 23 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Building Your Ideal Private Practice

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In this book, psychotherapist and business coach Lynn Grodzki acts as your personal business coach and shows you how to build an ideal private practice - one that is both highly profitable and personally satisfying.  Today, being a talented professional is not enough to ensure the success of your private practice; you also need to be an enthusiastic, talented businessperson. Grodzki's business strategies are effective and immediately useful for a wide range of private practitioners, including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, massage therapists, energy healers, life coaches, and chiropractors.  Whether you are just starting out as an independent practitioner or looking to revitalize an existing practice, Building Your Ideal Private Practice provides a foundation for business and personal growth that will lead you to a new level of personal and financial enrichment.  Bringing together years of experience and the key elements from her Private Practice Success Program with an easy and accessible writing style, Grodzki's book will help you not only build a successful practice outside managed care, but also ensure that your business reflects your true values and talents.

©2000, 2015 Lynn Grokzki (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Randye Kaye
Author: Lynn Grodzki
Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Schizophrenia: Understanding Symptoms Diagnosis & Treatment

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Schizophrenia has become a recognized psychotic disorder in modern day psychology and research has shown that one in 100 people suffer from this disease in some proportion or degree. It is a dreaded disease and comes as a near death blow to those who are diagnosed with this condition. This fear does not necessarily arise from the scary disease it actually is, but various misconceptions, myths, and misunderstanding that surround it. This disorder has been very thoroughly misunderstood and misrepresented. As a result, there is great confusion and stigma attached to it. This stigma, social pressure, and public opinion have made it very difficult to get the disorder diagnosed, treated or managed. Persons suffering from schizophrenia or under a risk of being affected by it are very insecure due to this public opinion. There has been so much talk about this psychotic disorder with little or no knowledge about it, that it has spread a rumor about the hopelessness and incurability of it. This book aims at spreading awareness and information about schizophrenia and act as a guide for those who want to have a better understanding of this horrible condition.

©2014 dsk-enterprise (P)2015 dsk-enterprise

Narrator: Ed Fischer
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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Telemedicine Confidential: Keeping Your Family Safe

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Can telemedicine fill the gap when Samantha loses her doctor? She learns more than she bargains for trying to keep her family safe. Through sharing her journey, Dr. Tom Davis and Dan Janal teach everything you need to know about getting great healthcare even though you and your doctor aren't in the same room. This is not just a great story but also essential reference tools to help keep you from harm the next time you have to use telemedicine to make yourself feel better.

©2018 Dr. Tom Davis (P)2018 Dr. Tom Davis

Narrator: Tom Davis
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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Indian Medicine

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Learn the hidden secrets about Indian medicine and its history! Indian medicine is a little more advanced than other herbal medicines, and Indian medicine even had an idea of what surgery was, even plastic surgery. Of course, Indian medicine is commonly practiced through Ayurvedic medicine as well as Indian herbal medicine. There are many ways you can use Indian medicine to your benefit. Of course, that means you need to understand exactly what Indian medicine is, and this book will teach you exactly that. With a better understanding of Indian medicine, you'll find that you understand a little more about how it was developed as well as how it can help. Here's seven reasons why you should jump in. You'll learn: Brief history of Indian medicine and how it developed Herbs used in Indian medicine What was considered public and private about Indian medicine Some of the main countries that influenced Indian medicine How Indian medicine spread across the world and when it declined in popularity Some of the answers to the more common questions about Indian medicine How to store herbs when practicing Indian medicine

©2014 30 Minute Reads (P)2015 30 Minute Reads

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Establishing a Research-Friendly Environment

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Encouraging RNs at every level to conduct research and encourages evidence-based practice and improved care. As the Magnet Recognition Program® continues to influence hospital-based nursing, the need to educate clinical nurses on how to conduct research is more important than ever.  Establishing a Research-Friendly Environment: A Hospital-Based Approach is a unique book that helps clinical nurses conduct or participate in research that leads to better health care in hospitals. Each chapter includes an introduction, working definitions of key concepts, and resources required for success. The text also features numerous case examples that serve to highlight research done by nurses and health professionals in the field.

©2020 Jones & Bartlett Learning (P)2020 Jones & Bartlett Learning

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Lab Values

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Doctors and therapists do not have to depend only on a solitary laboratory findings; instead, they should also think about other medical components. For instance, physicians should know about the time the laboratory sample was drawn, potential medication interactions, or the patient's recent meals. In like manner, it is vital to understand the importance of patterns in the values over time. In this book, you will get more familiar with all you need to know about Lab values ranging from; the necessary tests carried out, to understanding the results of every test, and being able to interpret these results. Listening to this book will enable you to understand common results and health reference intervals and the basic difference between consecutive laboratory test results. The book enriches you with an in-depth understanding of common medical tests to diagnose several medical conditions, as well as sampling and the preparation for laboratory measurements The book goes deep into responding to some of the inquiries you may have about lab values and common results from various perspectives to make you have a full insight and comprehension. The content of this book includes: Body fluid testing  Arterial blood test analysis  Blood gas test  Common medical tests to diagnose heart conditions  Blood tests for heart disease  Full blood count testing  Sampling and preparing for laboratory measurements  What lab results mean  The laboratory testing cycle  A comprehensive guide to normal lab values  Clinical performance characteristics of laboratory tests  Basic difference between consecutive laboratory test results  Kidney health nutrition  This book gives a detailed analysis of all you need to know about lab values. This book covers all these and more. It should be considered as a valuable book of reference.

©2020 Jacqueline Watson (P)2020 Jacqueline Watson

Narrator: Eesha Gill
Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
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The Well-Referred Dentist

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You’re a great dentist, but that’s not enough for you to be successful in your practice. If you are an accomplished dentist who wonders why patients continually miss appointments and don’t follow your recommendations, know that you’re not the only one plagued with these questions. In The Well-Referred Dentist, Dr. Bita Saleh addresses the missing factor essential to patient compliance in all stages of dental treatment by identifying and resolving the patient’s “triad” of obstacles - fears, anxieties, and limiting beliefs.  As a highly-skilled and dedicated dentist for 30 years, Dr. Saleh has discovered an effective process to alleviate the triad of obstacles experienced by patients. Now, Dr. Saleh shares her step-by-step program to show you how to: Quickly recognize the hidden signs of fear, anxiety, and limiting beliefs Discuss this sensitive topic with patients so you can reach a mutual resolution Resolve your patient’s triad of obstacles in the most time-efficient manner Help patients requiring urgent care reduce their fears and anxieties by 35 percent in 4 minutes Create a customized plan for each patient that identifies and resolves the root cause of their issues Create an easy-to-follow maintenance protocol With The Well-Referred Dentist as your comprehensive guidebook, you can finally have the practice of your dreams.

©2019 Bita Saleh, DDS (P)2020 Bita Saleh, DDS

Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
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The Practical Caregiver's Guide to Home Hospice

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Are you a caregiver for someone who needs home hospice, unsure of what your job is for your loved one at the end of life?  The Practical Caregiver's Guide to Home Hospice Care will help you understand not only how to take care of your loved one, but also yourself. Make the care you provide fit the real needs of the person needing help.

©2017 Sara M. Barton (P)2018 Sara M. Barton

Narrator: Sara M. Barton
Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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The Vaccine Race

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"A real jewel of science history...brims with suspense and now-forgotten catastrophe and intrigue.... Wadman’s smooth prose calmly spins a surpassingly complicated story into a real tour de force." (The New York Times) “Riveting...[The Vaccine Race] invites comparison with Rebecca Skloot's 2007 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” (Nature)   The epic and controversial story of a major breakthrough in cell biology that led to the conquest of rubella and other devastating diseases.  Until the late 1960s, tens of thousands of American children suffered crippling birth defects if their mothers had been exposed to rubella, popularly known as German measles, while pregnant; there was no vaccine and little understanding of how the disease devastated fetuses. In June 1962, a young biologist in Philadelphia, using tissue extracted from an aborted fetus from Sweden, produced safe, clean cells that allowed the creation of vaccines against rubella and other common childhood diseases. Two years later, in the midst of a devastating German measles epidemic, his colleague developed the vaccine that would one day wipe out homegrown rubella. The rubella vaccine and others made with those fetal cells have protected more than 150 million people in the United States, the vast majority of them preschoolers. The new cells and the method of making them also led to vaccines that have protected billions of people around the world from polio, rabies, chicken pox, measles, hepatitis A, shingles and adenovirus.  Meredith Wadman's masterful account recovers not only the science of this urgent race, but also the political roadblocks that nearly stopped the scientists. She describes the terrible dilemmas of pregnant women exposed to German measles and recounts testing on infants, prisoners, orphans, and the intellectually disabled, which was common in the era. These events take place at the dawn of the battle over using human fetal tissue in research, during the arrival of big commerce in campus labs, and as huge changes take place in the laws and practices governing who "owns" research cells and the profits made from biological inventions. It is also the story of yet one more unrecognized woman whose cells have been used to save countless lives.  With another frightening virus - measles - on the rise today, no medical story could have more human drama, impact, or urgency than The Vaccine Race. 

©2017 Meredith Wadman (P)2017 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Nancy Linari
Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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A Culture of High Performance

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In healthcare, even the way we change has changed. Quint Studer's new book helps you hardwire the skills you need to perform at a higher level continuously. Our industry has always dealt with change. But the environment we're navigating now requires change at a whole different level. We've moved from experiencing episodic change to continuous change and as John Kotter has famously noted, that requires a whole different set of skills and a whole different level of urgency. In his new book, A Culture of High Performance: Achieving Higher Quality at a Lower Cost, thought leader Quint Studer explains how to leverage the powerful values that have always defined healthcare people passion, fortitude, willingness to learn to meet the challenges of our disruptive external environment. Writing in his trademark conversational style, he lays out the framework, principles, processes and tactics that hardwire excellence in your organization all the while growing a culture of consistent reliable execution that drives quality higher and higher (and higher!) as it controls costs. The book reveals: A look at the latest research that validates which behaviors and practices truly work The framework and core principles that lay the foundation for dramatic culture change A simple seven-step model that helps you diagnose shortfalls, develop a treatment plan and hardwire the systems that drive performance Why transparency and straight communication build trust and foster engagement How to create and cascade a clear set of objective, weighted, aligned goals that break down silos and hold people accountable for achieving outcomes A method for ensuring that leaders get the training and development they need High-impact tactics that get behavior and processes aligned across your organization The phases of change you can expect and how to help people navigate them How to connect with head people and heart people (most of us are a blend of both) as you seek to drive change A Culture of High Performance is the perfect companion to Studer's best-selling classic Hardwiring Excellence. Packed with new research and fresh insights all brought to life with humorous, thought-provoking and inspiring stories, this book is a must have for any leader struggling to shore up margins while sustaining an organization that's a great place for employees to work, physicians to practice medicine and patients to receive care.

©2013 Fire Starter Publishing, LLC (P)2013 Fire Starter Publishing, LLC

Narrator: Kevin Young
Author: Quint Studer
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
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Summary of How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

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How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan | Book Summary | OneHour Reads  In the book How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan traces the eventful history of psychedelics, from Hofmann’s first encounter with LSD to the first surge of research into the field to the widespread abuse and misuse followed by a federal government ban and the recent resurrection of psychedelic research. Psychedelics are probably the world’s most controversial class of drugs, and in this book, he narrates how they got their reputation. Pollan is careful to correct the popular conclusion that Timothy Leary was the beginning and end of psychedelics. The author’s depth of research is obvious, as he chronicles the lives and contributions of scientists, therapists, religious leaders, and countless others who have a place in the psychedelics story. This book contains a comprehensive, well-detailed summary and key takeaways of the original book by Michael Pollan. It summarizes the book in detail to help people effectively understand, articulate, and imbibe the original work by Pollan. This book is not meant to replace the original book but to serve as a companion to it. Contained is an: Executive summary of the original book  Key points of each chapter  Brief chapter-by-chapter summaries To get this book, download your copy right away! Disclaimer: This is a summary review of the book How to Change Your Mind and not the original book.

©2018 OneHour Reads (P)2018 OneHour Reads

Narrator: Cathi Colas
Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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Memorizing Pharmacology Questions, Answers, and Rationales Book 1: Gastrointestinal Pharmacology Review with Visual Memory Aids and Mnemonics

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Pharmacology for busy people. With triplet eight-year-old daughters, I don’t get four-hour study blocks in a quiet corner of the library. I get an hour here or 15 minutes there. This book is for those commuters, busy parents, and working students who need a “fit it in” approach to studying pharmacology. This book has multiple rapid-fire questions, answers, rationales, and mnemonics that you can do alone or with a partner to help you understand pharmacology better and remember the content longer. It includes: Prefixes, suffixes, and infixes matching: These are the key to learning many hundreds of drug classifications. Sorting series section: Here you make sense out of drug classes better picturing their relationships. One-line cases: These cases come in pairs so you can work with a partner. Short essay prompts: It’s nice to know how the professor might answer a question. A special bonus chapter preview from the book Memorizing Pharmacology Mnemonics. But let’s talk about the most pressing issue that keeps you from succeeding: energy.

©2019 Tony Guerra (P)2019 Tony Guerra

Narrator: Mike Lenz
Author: Tony Guerra
Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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Latch

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Early motherhood is a time of great joy. It can also be filled with new stressors - chief among them: breastfeeding. In Latch: A Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage, certified International Board of Lactation Consultant Robin Kaplan addresses specific breastfeeding concerns, allowing you to feel empowered while breastfeeding and overcome challenges as they arise. After working with countless mothers who have felt unique in their breastfeeding challenges and as the mother of two who overcame breastfeeding challenges of her own, she knows how deeply personal breastfeeding is.   Compassionate and supportive, Latch covers the most pressing topics at each stage of breastfeeding and will teach you to:   Establish successful breastfeeding early on with attention to breastfeeding positions, latch, mom's well-being, milk supply, supplementation, and pumping   Breastfeed through lifestyle changes such as returning to work, transitioning to bottle-feeding, supplementation, reducing nighttime feedings, and introducing solids   Wean your baby/toddler from breastfeeding including emotional preparation, reducing feedings, and guidance for when your child tries to nurse again   Contains mature themes. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Robin Kaplan (P)2019 Tantor

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EKG/ECG Interpretation for Nurses

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Do you want to pass the ECG/EKG Portion of the NCLEX at a Sitting?  Are you looking for an audiobook that reviews the Electrocardiography (ECG/EKG) portion for the NCLEX? Then you are in the right place. You don’t need to memorize 200 pages on ECG/EKG to pass your NCLEX. All you need to master are 10 rhythms and you are good to go. In this audiobook, you will get enough helpful information to pass the EKG strip portion of the NCLEX at a sitting. You will get quick tips to understand the EKG strips interpretation, essential reading of a typical six second EKG strip, the 12 lead EKG placements, quick tips to understand the P-Q-R-S-T components of an EKG strip, interpret normal sinus rhythm, bradycardia, tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular fibrillation, heart blocks, etc.  This audiobook will also provide you with an in-depth explanation of steps to understand the difficult details and components found in ECG tests and the electrical activities of the human heart. Other things you will learn in this book are: How to understand the concept of ECG. What an ECG tracing denotes Detailed information about the different types of heart rhythms and how they are presented in an ECG tracing Precordial leads placement Waveform segments and intervals QRS complexes Systematic approach to EKG strips and interpretation Characteristics of atrial arrhythmias Characteristics of ventricular arrhythmias Heart blocks and lots more You will also have access to EKG NCLEX past questions and answers to prepare you for the big day. Ready to learn the key points to passing the ECG portion of the NCLEX at a sitting?  Then get this audiobook now!  

©2019 Cindy B. Smith (P)2019 Cindy B. Smith

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Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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Memorizing Pharmacology: Questions, Answers, and Rationales, Book 5

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This pharmacology audiobook is perfect for busy people. With triplet eight-year-old daughters, I don’t get four-hour study blocks in a quiet corner of the library. I get an hour here or fifteen minutes there. This book is for those commuters, busy parents, and working students who need a “fit it in” approach to studying pharmacology. This audiobook includes multiple rapid-fire questions, answers, rationales, and mnemonics that you can do alone or with a partner to help you understand pharmacology better and remember the content longer.  The book includes: Multiple choice questions with rationales: I include essential mnemonics and background information Prefixes, suffixes, and infixes matching: These are the key to learning many hundreds of drug classifications Sorting series section: Here, you make sense of drug classes better by picturing their relationships One-line cases: These cases come in pairs, so you can work with a partner Short essay prompts: It’s nice to know how the professor might answer a question A special bonus chapter preview from the book Memorizing Pharmacology Mnemonics

©2019 Tony Guerra (P)2019 Tony Guerra

Narrator: Mike Lenz
Author: Tony Guerra
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Patient Flow in Emergency Departments

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Over the past several years, there has been an overwhelming amount of patients coming to the emergency department for medical care.  It is essential for all emergency departments to improve patient flow by identifying barriers that slow the patient flow down and improve and revise these areas.  The research study was done to identify multiple areas causing issues with patient flow through emergency departments.

©2019 Davida Kellam, MSN, RN (P)2020 Davida Kellam, MSN, RN

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The Dark Side

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Andy Thompson's true-to-life, graphic, and gripping account of his work as an NHS paramedic in Britain's Accident and Emergency Ambulance Service will shock you, sadden you, entertain you, and perhaps inspire you. You'll smile at some of Andy's real patient encounters, while others will cause you to wipe a tear. Using official NHS documentation recorded at the time to give precise details of each incident, Andy has held firm to the real-life accounts, even in keeping the dialogue as close as his memory allows to what was really said at the time. It's as if you're there next to him, struggling with the effects of adrenaline and fighting to save life. This is a rare work of medical nonfiction delivered in a way that is factual, informative, but at the same time naturally entertaining and moving, written with candour and humour. And if you have ever thought what it takes to become a paramedic - or any other of the specialist vocations - and that you could never achieve it yourself, Andy's inspiring story of how he went from postman to frontline healthcare professional, fulfilling his dream, will make you think again that anything is possible if you have the desire. Andy says there are no heroics in the book and that he simply did his job, but we are sure The Dark Side will leave you convinced there are true heroes on our streets right here, right now. Saving lives every day, every night and often against all the odds. It might even change your whole perspective on life.

©2014 Andy Thompson (P)2015 Andy Thompson

Narrator: Pete Nottage
Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
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Mad in America

6 ratings

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Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world’s poorest countries. In Mad in America, medical journalist Robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy. The widespread use of lobotomies in the 1920s and 1930s gave way in the 1950s to electroshock and a wave of new drugs. In what is perhaps Whitaker’s most damning revelation, Mad in America examines how drug companies in the 1980s and 1990s skewed their studies to prove that new antipsychotic drugs were more effective than the old, while keeping patients in the dark about dangerous side effects. A haunting, deeply compassionate audiobook now revised with a new introduction. Mad in America raises important questions about our obligations to the mad, the meaning of "insanity,” and what we value most about the human mind.

©2002 Robert Whitaker (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Chris Kayser
Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
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Atomic Doctors

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After his father died, James L. Nolan, Jr., took possession of a box of private family materials. To his surprise, the small secret archive contained a treasure trove of information about his grandfather's role as a doctor in the Manhattan Project. Dr. Nolan, it turned out, had been a significant figure. A talented ob-gyn radiologist, he cared for the scientists on the project, organized safety and evacuation plans for the Trinity test at Alamogordo, escorted the "Little Boy" bomb from Los Alamos to the Pacific Islands, and was one of the first Americans to enter the irradiated ruins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Participation on the project challenged Dr. Nolan's instincts as a healer. He and his medical colleagues were often conflicted, torn between their duty and desire to win the war and their oaths to protect life. Atomic Doctors follows these physicians as they sought to maximize the health and safety of those exposed to nuclear radiation, all the while serving leaders determined to minimize delays and maintain secrecy. Called upon both to guard against the harmful effects of radiation and to downplay its hazards, doctors struggled with the ethics of ending the deadliest of all wars using the most lethal of all weapons. Their work became a very human drama of ideals, co-optation, and complicity.

©2020 The President and Fellows of Harvard College (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Adam Lofbomm
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
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Cazadores de microbios [Microbe Hunters]

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Los microorganismos son bichos que conviven con la humanidad y que, por una parte, pueden matar en forma misteriosa y en silencio a millones de personas y por otra, son benéficos para la naturaleza y el ser humano. Esta obra habla de varios investigadores o cazadores de microbios nocivos, causantes estos de terribles enfermedades como la rabia, la tuberculosis, la difteria, la sífilis y el paludismo, entre otras.   Anton Van Leeuwenhoek, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Louis Pasteur, Robert Koch, Émile Roux, Emil Behring, Theobald Smith, Elías Metchnikoff, Ronald Ross, Giovanni Battista Grassi, Paul Ehrlich, Walter Reed y David Bruce, son hombres a quienes les debemos estar agradecidos por sus descubrimientos científicos. Please note: This audiobook is in Latin American Spanish.

©2014 Selector, S.A. de C.V., 2014 (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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The Plague Cycle

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A vivid, sweeping history of mankind’s battles with infectious disease, for listeners of the number-one New York Times best sellers Yuval Harari’s Sapiens and John Barry’s The Great Influenza. For 4,000 years, the size and vitality of cities, economies, and empires were heavily determined by infection. Striking humanity in waves, the cycle of plagues set the tempo of civilizational growth and decline, since common response to the threat was exclusion - quarantining the sick or keeping them out. But the unprecedented hygiene and medical revolutions of the past two centuries have allowed humanity to free itself from the hold of epidemic cycles - resulting in an urbanized, globalized, and unimaginably wealthy world.  However, our development has lately become precarious. Climate and population fluctuations and aspects of our prosperity such as global trade have left us more vulnerable than ever to newly emerging plagues. Greater global cooperation toward sustainable health is urgently required - such as the international efforts to harvest a Covid-19 vaccine - with millions of lives and trillions of dollars at stake.  A colorful history, The Plague Cycle reveals the relationship between civilization, globalization, prosperity, and infectious disease over the past five millennia. It harnesses history, economics, and public health, and charts humanity’s remarkable progress, providing a fascinating and timely look at the cyclical nature of infectious disease.

©2021 Charles Kenny. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Jacques Roy
Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
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You Can Stop Humming Now

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A critical care doctor's breathtaking stories about what it means to be saved by modern medicine Modern medicine is a world that glimmers with new technology and cutting-edge research. To the public eye, medical stories often begin with sirens and flashing lights and culminate in survival or death. But these are only the most visible narratives. As a critical care doctor treating people at their sickest, Daniela Lamas is fascinated by a different story: what comes after for those whose lives are extended by days, months, or years as a result of our treatments and technologies? In You Can Stop Humming Now, Lamas explores the complex answers to this question through intimate accounts of patients and their families. A grandfather whose failing heart has been replaced by a battery-operated pump; a salesman who found himself a kidney donor on social media; a college student who survived a near-fatal overdose and returned home, alive but not the same; and a young woman navigating an adulthood she never thought she'd live to see - these moving narratives paint a detailed picture of the fragile border between sickness and health. Riveting, gorgeously told, and deeply personal, You Can Stop Humming Now is a compassionate, uncompromising look at the choices and realities that many of us, and our families, may one day face.

©2018 Daniela Lamas (P)2018 Little, Brown & Company

Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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Pharmacy Technician Audio Study Guide: Part 1

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This study guide contains over 40 practice questions with answers to help you pass the PTCB exam! Our questions are written by leaders in this industry and can help you pass this exam. We welcome you to a rewarding career in being a pharmacy technician. Topics include: Calculations Routes and formulations Pharmacy law Drug interactions And much, much more!

©2016 Robert Ayala (P)2016 Robert Ayala

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The Medicalization of Everyday Life: Selected Essays

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Defining "medicalization" as the perception of nonmedical conditions as medical problems and nondiseases as diseases, Thomas Szasz has devoted much of his career to exposing the dangers of "medicalizing" the conditions of some who simply refuse to conform to society's expectations. Szasz argues that modern psychiatry's tireless ambition to explain the human condition has led to the treatment of life's difficulties and oddities as clinical illnesses rather than as humanity revealed in its fullness. This collection of impassioned essays, published between 1973 and 2006, chronicles the author's long campaign against the orthodoxies of psychiatry. From "Medicine to Magic" to "Medicine as Social Control", the audiobook delves into the fascinating history of medicalization, including "The Discovery of Drug Addiction", "Persecutions for Witchcraft and Drugcraft", and "Food Abuse and Foodaholism". In a society that has little tolerance for those who live outside its rules, Dr. Szasz's writings are as relevant today as ever.

©2007 Thomas Szasz (P)2014 Redwood Audiobooks

Author: Thomas Szasz
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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CNA Exam Preparation 2018-2019: CNA Skills Study Guide Review Book and Checklist

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The CNA Exam Prep Study Guide gives you step-by-step directions on performing each skill. It has all the 2018-2019 checkpoints and highlights all five principles of care covered in each skill. This audiobook was written by an instructor.

©2018 Rets Griffith (P)2018 Rets Griffith

Narrator: Kim Somers
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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Awaken Your Medical Intuition

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Help Yourself and Others by Owning Your Medical Intuitive Gifts   Can you see or sense health problems in others? Are you a healthcare professional who feels trapped and unable to truly serve your clients your way? Or, have you had your own set of medical health challenges and were able to overcome them through awakening your own intuition? If so, this may be a sign of the awakening of your gift, and you will need to build necessary skills to harness its power.   Holistic physical therapist, human MRI, and master healer Vivian S. De Guzman has guided thousands toward honing their intuitive gifts for decades. Now, she writes Awaken Your Medical Intuition to help you harness your power so that you can make the biggest impact possible with your life and soul’s purpose. In her book, Vivian S. De Guzman shares with you: The truth about why you keep on avoiding your gifts as a medical intuitive The reason most doctors, healthcare professionals, empaths, and healers fail in their business The difference between people who are ready to acknowledge their medical intuitive gifts and those who are not Factors contributing to your energetic imbalances and health problems. How to align all of them to bring wealth, health, and great relationships!  Practical, simple, and highly-effective tools to open and enhance your intuitive skills Listen to Awaken Your Medical Intuition today and start using your intuitive gift to make a difference in the world.

©2019 Vivian S. De Guzman (P)2019 Vivian S. De Guzman

Narrator: Rae Wallace
Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
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Eso no estaba en mi libro de Historia de la Medicina [That Was Not in My History of Medicine Book]

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¿Sabía quiénes fueron las mujeres pioneras en licenciarse en medicina? ¿O cuáles fueron las enfermedades que se desarrollaron en contextos bélicos? ¿Conoce los orígenes de la Cruz roja y la media luna? El hombre que leía con la lengua, ¿ficción o realidad? Desde tiempos de la Biblia, ¿cuáles han sido las enfermedades con mayor rechazo? ¿Se salvaron vidas con el simple hecho de lavarse las manos? ¿Cuál es el origen del botiquín?  ¿Se imaginaba que acontecimientos tan catastróficos como la primera Guerra Mundial propiciaron grandes avances en la cirugía? Adéntrese en la fascinante historia de la medicina con este audiolibro repleto de sorprendentes anécdotas y los pasajes de la historia más determinantes e interesantes sobre epidemias, guerras, medicamentos, grandes hazañas o las fatídicas infecciones.  Una obra donde se abordan desde los mayores logros médicos de la humanidad y las enfermedades más cruentas y devastadoras que asolaron ciudades y países, hasta las anécdotas y casos más curiosos que provocaron el mayor de los asombros. «No es fácil ser pionera, pero...¡es fascinante! No cambiaría un instante, ni siquiera el peor, por todo el oro del mundo». Elisabeth Backwell, primera mujer incluida en el registro de médicos de gran Bretaña.

©2019 Carlos Aitor Yuste and Jon Arrizabalaga (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Raúl García
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
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The Dark Side, Part 2

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Following up on his well-received first book, Andy Thompson provides another captivating, thought-provoking, and at times intense glimpse into the daily life of a paramedic working in the UK's National Health Service. In the style of his first book, Andy recalls each event from the detailed documentation recorded at the time. Each account is written in a way that puts the listener right there next to him, so you live the events in real time. You'll hear the dialogue between paramedics, patients, their loved ones, and other health-care professionals as it would have been. You'll also share in Andy's thought processes during each of the 10 very different situations he encounters. The term "the dark side" describes the frontline emergency aspect of the ambulance service, since paramedics frequently experience somber situations. In The Dark Side, Part 2, you will share in some truly traumatic, tragic, and tearful events involving a seemingly healthy young patient, a prison inmate, the victims of a horrific car crash, heart attacks, a frightening epileptic fit, the alarming effects of an allergic reaction, and what can happen when under-strain doctors prescribe the wrong medications. But there's still room for lighthearted moments and a taste of the sometimes dark humor that allows paramedics to continually deal with events most of us would find too horrific. The detail in the descriptions of the care given to each patient on-scene by Andy and his colleagues will have you marveling at the ability of these health-care professionals to work at such speed of thought, buying enough time to deliver a patient into the specialist hands of hospital care. There are inevitably also those times when tears of hope turn to tears of despair for loved ones. You cannot feel that pain until it happens to you, but this book will bring you mighty close to it at times.

©2014 Andy Thompson (P)2015 Andy Thompson

Narrator: Pete Nottage
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
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Wild Rescues

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A paramedic story that takes places in the wild and sheds a never-seen-before light on wilderness medicine, our national parks, and conflicts that arise between tourism and protecting the land Wild Rescues is a fast-paced, firsthand glimpse into the exciting lives of paramedics who work with the National Park Service: a unique brand of park rangers who respond to medical and traumatic emergencies in some of the most isolated and rugged parts of America. In 2014, Kevin Grange left his job as a paramedic in Los Angeles to work in a response area with 2.2 million acres: Yellowstone National Park. Seeking a break from city life and urban EMS, he wanted to experience pure nature, fulfill his dream of working for the National Park Service, and take a crash-course in wilderness medicine. Between calls, Grange reflects upon the democratic ideal of the National Park mission, the beauty of the land, and the many threats facing it. With visitation rising, budgets shrinking, and people loving our parks to death, he realized that - along with the health of his patients - he was also fighting for the life of “America’s Best Idea”.

©2021 Kevin Grange (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

Author: Kevin Grange
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
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Another Person's Poison

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To some, food allergies seem like fabricated cries for attention. For others, they pose a dangerous health threat. Food allergies are bound up with so many personal and ideological concerns that it is difficult to determine what is medical and what is myth. This book parses the political, economic, cultural, and genuine health factors of a phenomenon that now dominates our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. Surveying the history of food allergy from ancient times to the present, Another Person's Poison also gives listeners a clear grasp of new medical findings on allergies and what they say about our environment, our immune system, and the nature of the food we consume. For most of the 20th century, food allergies were considered a fad or junk science. While many physicians and clinicians argued that certain foods could cause a range of chronic problems, from asthma and eczema to migraines and hyperactivity, others believed that allergies were psychosomatic. Another Person's Poison traces the trajectory of this debate and its effect on public-health policy and the production, manufacture, and consumption of food. Are rising allergy rates purely the result of effective lobbying and a booming industry built on self-diagnosis and expensive remedies? Or should physicians become more flexible in their approach to food allergies and more careful in their diagnoses? Exploring the issue from scientific, political, economic, social, and patient-centered perspectives, this book is the first to engage fully with the history of what is now a major modern affliction, illuminating society's troubled relationship with food, disease, and the creation of medical knowledge.

©2015 Columbia University Press (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Sean Runnette
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
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The Danger Within Us

7 ratings

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Did you know.... Medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death in America, killing more Americans each year than diabetes, murders, car accidents, and AIDS combined. An estimated 10 percent of Americans are implanted with medical devices - like pacemakers, artificial hips, cardiac stents, etc. The overwhelming majority of high-risk implanted devices have never undergone a single clinical trial. The FDA lets device manufacturers decide whether to report serious complications or deaths that may have been caused by their products. The average salary and compensation package for CEOs of the 18 publicly traded medical device companies in the US was $1.3 million and $15.4 million respectively as of 2015. In The Danger Within Us, award-winning journalist Jeanne Lenzer brings these horrifying statistics to life through the story of one working-class man who, after his "cure" nearly kills him, ends up in a battle for justice against the medical establishment. His crusade leads Lenzer on a journey through the dark underbelly of the medical device industry, a fascinating and disturbing world that hasn't been written about before. What Lenzer exposes will shock listeners: rampant corruption, elaborate cover-ups, shameless profiteering, and astonishing lack of oversight, all of which leads to dangerous devices (from artificial hips to pacemakers) going to market and into our bodies. In the vein of America's Bitter Pill and A Civil Action, The Danger Within Us is a meticulously researched and propulsive listen that will fill you with anger and indignation, a stirring call for reform, and a must-listen for anyone who cares about the future of American health care.

©2017 Jeanne Lenzer (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Jeanne Lenzer
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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Children Under Fire

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One of The New York Times' 16 New Books to Watch for in March One of Publishers Weekly’s Most Anticipated Books of the Year One of Newsweek’s Most Highly Anticipated Books of The Year One of Buzzfeed’s Most Anticipated Books the Year Based on the acclaimed series - a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize - an intimate account of the devastating effects of gun violence on our nation’s children, and a call to action for a new way forward In 2017, seven-year-old Ava in South Carolina wrote a letter to Tyshaun, an eight-year-old boy from Washington, DC. She asked him to be her pen pal; Ava thought they could help each other. The kids had a tragic connection - both were traumatized by gun violence. Ava’s best friend had been killed in a campus shooting at her elementary school, and Tyshaun’s father had been shot to death outside of the boy’s elementary school. Ava’s and Tyshaun’s stories are extraordinary, but not unique. In the past decade, 15,000 children have been killed from gunfire, though that number does not account for the kids who weren’t shot and aren’t considered victims but have nevertheless been irreparably harmed by gun violence. In Children Under Fire, John Woodrow Cox investigates the effectiveness of gun safety reforms as well as efforts to manage children’s trauma in the wake of neighborhood shootings and campus massacres, from Columbine to Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Through deep reporting, Cox addresses how we can effect change now, and help children like Ava and Tyshaun. He explores their stories and more, including a couple in South Carolina whose 11-year-old son shot himself, a Republican politician fighting for gun safety laws, and the charlatans infiltrating the school safety business. In a moment when the country is desperate to better understand and address gun violence, Children Under Fire offers a way to do just that, weaving wrenching personal stories into a critical call for the United States to embrace practical reforms that would save thousands of young lives. 

©2021 John Woodrow Cox (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Graham Halstead
Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
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The BIG Book on the Gastric Sleeve

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The vertical sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric sleeve, can be your weight loss solution after years of struggling with obesity. Thousands of patients have successfully lost weight and kept it off after vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Making the right decisions can help you make the most out of this life-changing experience. The Big Book on the Gastric Sleeve: Everything You Need to Lose Weight and Live Well with the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy! provides the information and tips you need to make the most out of this chance to overcome obesity forever. How does the gastric sleeve work? Is the vertical sleeve gastrectomy your best option? Who will your surgeon be? What will your diet be like? How can you reduce complications and side effects? This indispensible book answers these questions and more with straightforward and complete explanations. The authors, a successful weight loss surgery patient and a nutritionist specializing in weight loss speak to those considering weight loss surgery, current gastric sleeve patients and their supporters. Learn about: Expected weight loss after vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) Choosing a surgeon and paying for surgery Safely preparing for and recovering from surgery Avoiding mistakes that can slow weight loss and harm your health The VSG diet for weight loss: what, when and how much to eat Health benefits and risks of the sleeve Embracing life as a sleeve patient This complete guide covers the entire VSG journey - don't miss out on critical information that can get you the weight loss that you want and deserve!

©2013 Alex Brecher (P)2014 Alex Brecher

Narrator: Pam Dougherty
Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
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Savage Will

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Savage Will brings to life a remarkable story of perseverance, heroism, and survival: the true tale of the American medics and nurses who endured two months in Nazi-occupied Albania - and the fearless citizens and Allied intelligence officers who risked all to save them. On a cold morning in war-ravaged Sicily in 1943, men and women of the 807th Medical Air Evacuation Squadron boarded a routine flight to the Italian mainland to care for wounded soldiers. En route, their plane became lost in storm clouds looming over the Adriatic Sea, drifted hundreds of miles off course, and crash-landed in remote mountainous Albania. Stranded without proper winter clothing or weapons, the Americans were trapped hundreds blizzard-plagued miles from Allied lines in a country torn apart by rival bands of pro- and anti-German guerrillas. What followed is the most thrilling untold story of World War II - a saga that would ensnare a cast of hundreds, from President Roosevelt and top Allied intelligence officials to a host of brave Albanian Resistance fighters, the British and U.S. Mediterranean air forces, and the gritty officers sent behind enemy lines to rescue them: a dashing English lieutenant and a tenacious American captain. Hunted by German soldiers, the American castaways were forced to rely on what one survivor called their "savage will" to elude their enemy and ultimately find their way to freedom. Savage Will is a testament to a generation who defied all odds.

©2013 Timothy M. Gay (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

Narrator: Derek Shetterly
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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The English Sweating Sickness

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Plague and pestilence have both fascinated and terrified humanity from the very beginning. Societies and individuals have struggled to make sense of them, and more importantly, they’ve often struggled to avoid them. Before the scientific age, people had no knowledge of the microbiological agents - unseen bacteria and viruses - which afflicted them, and thus, the maladies were often ascribed to wrathful supernatural forces. Even when advances in knowledge posited natural causes for epidemics and pandemics, medicine struggled to deal with them, and for hundreds of years, religion continued to work hand-in-hand with medicine. It was only in the mid-19th century that scientists established a definitive link between viruses and bacteria and disease, and this allowed the development of vaccines to prevent the spread of killers such as smallpox, typhus, and diphtheria. In the early 20th century, the development of antibiotics helped immensely, but as the Spanish Flu of 1918 and the recent coronavirus outbreak demonstrated, people have not succeeded in conquering all infectious diseases. In fact, it was not until World War II that most of the pestilences that have afflicted people in the past could be effectively prevented, but the fear of contagion remains strong. The plague, for all its horrors, became a known quantity that moved through a predictable progression, so by the 15th century, citizens learned to go on with their lives, resigned to the fact that these curses seemed inescapable. However, in the mid-15th century, a new “febrile” disease of an entirely unknown cause struck again in Britain in a series of erratically paced and lethal outbreaks between 1485 and 1551. Confined almost entirely to England, the new and unfamiliar wave of illness paled before the statistical destruction caused by the Black Death. However, what came to be known as the “English sweating sickness” reappeared through the decades in a stunning display of unpredictable timing and terrifying symptoms. The anxiety produced by its rapid and grim emergence rivaled that of the previous continental scourge. Surviving the disease offered no defense against reinfection, and what began as mild discomfort in the morning often left a victim dead by nightfall. The new plague’s arrival was indeed poorly timed for a country still recovering from the Black Death. To worsen the burden, respiratory diseases already stalked various communities throughout the British Isles, and a syphilis epidemic was widespread. Typhus and malaria were well known to larger Britain. All that the citizens of England knew was that the new peril was different, lacking the rash of typhus or the boils of bubonic plague, cold comfort at best. The new “sweating sickness” was not preying on Britain - only England. In an uncustomary manner, the sweating sickness chose the aristocracy for its primary target, rather than the usual assault on the poor. Worse for the wealthy and ruling class, including the royals, the sweating sickness uncharacteristically infiltrated the ranks of young men aspiring to high places in society and government. In turn, few men and women in their households were spared. The poor suffered as well, but as with the plague, they were mandated to continue their daily regimens in the absence of any alternative. For the well-to-do, the disease struck at the heart of England’s existence, personal and economical, with a predilection for those being groomed for state leadership or royal positions

©2020 Charles River Editors (P)2020 Charles River Editors

Narrator: Ray Howard
Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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Launch into Home Health Physical Therapy

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Are you interested in learning about home health? Are you looking to launch into a successful career in the growing and lucrative field of home health physical therapy? This concise, one-of-a-kind introductory guide cuts through all the nonsense and demystifies home health for the practicing physical therapist or physical therapy student. After listening to Launch into Home Health Physical Therapy, you will have all the tools you need to hit the ground running and earn a job in this growing and fulfilling setting! Written by a successful home health physical therapist and entrepreneur, this book offers an insider's perspective of the home health industry. By the end of this book, you will know as much about home health physical therapy as someone who has been working in the profession for over a year - all before you even see your first patient! After listening to this book, you will: Understand how home health works, the function of the home health agency, and characteristics of the home health patient. Learn how to make your patients safer, stronger, and happier in their homes. Understand the essence of the initial, routine, and discharge visits. Learn how to boost your day-to-day efficiency and productivity. Recognize how to spot and avoid common pitfalls. Understand basic clinical documentation and patient care expectations. Be familiar with the OASIS and other home health-specific concepts like homebound and face-to-face encounter. Know how to find top-tier home health agencies that will serve as potential employers. Understand how to prepare for and land a home health physical therapy job. Increase your earning potential! As a bonus for buying this audiobook, the author has created a free online companion course to complement each chapter, which will help you gain a deeper understanding of the concepts and lessons discussed. The companion course includes the book's references, interviews from home health professionals as well as bonus content not included in the book.  Enroll in the FREE companion course at learn.peterbsims.com 

©2017 Peter B. Sims (P)2017 Peter B. Sims

Narrator: Rick Baverstock
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
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Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference

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A 34-year-old man fighting for his life in the intensive care unit is on an artificial respirator for over a month. Could it be that his chance of getting off the respirator is not how much his nurses know, but rather how much they care? A 75-year-old woman is heroically saved by a major trauma center, only to be discharged and fatally struck by a car while walking home from the hospital. Could a lack of compassion from the hospital staff have been a factor in her death? Compelling new research shows that health care is in the midst of a compassion crisis. But the pivotal question is this: Does compassion really matter? In Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference, physician scientists Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli uncover the eye-opening data that compassion could be a wonder drug for the 21st century. Now, for the first time ever, a rigorous review of the science - coupled with captivating stories from the front lines of medicine - demonstrates that human connection in health care matters in astonishing ways. Never before has all the evidence been synthesized together in one place. You will see compelling evidence that: Compassion has vast benefits for patients across a wide variety of conditions Missed opportunities for compassion can have devastating health effects Compassion can help reverse the cost crisis in health care Compassion can be an antidote for burnout among health care providers Forty seconds of compassion can save a life After seeing all the evidence, the answer is crystal clear: Compassion matters...in not only meaningful, but measurable ways.

©2019 Studer Group (P)2019 Studer Group

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The South Carolina State Hospital

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Nearly two decades after it closed, the South Carolina State Hospital continues to hold a palpable mystique in Columbia and throughout the state. Founded in 1821 as the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum, it housed, fed, and treated thousands of patients incapable of surviving on their own. The patient population in 1961 eclipsed 6,600, well above its listed capacity of 4,823, despite an operating budget that ranked 45th out of the 48 states with such large public hospitals. By the mid-1990s, the patient population had fallen under 700, and the hospital had become a symbol of captivity, horror, and chaos. Author William Buchheit details this history through the words and interviews of those who worked on the iconic campus.

©2020 William Buchheit (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Adam Lofbomm
Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
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How to Grow Marijuana Indoors

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Do you want to learn how to become an advanced indoor grower in the realm of Cannabis Cultivation? Are you ready to learn and implement the most sophisticated Cannabis training Techniques to maximize your yields? Do you want to learn how to grow bigger, denser buds, using advanced methods? If your answer is yes to the above questions, this book is for you! Buy this book now, and get started today!  In this book you will learn: What nutrients plants will need to thrive What ratios to give for each stage of plant growth The hazards of under and overfeeding your plants Characteristic of a nutrient imbalance What products are mostly used for optimal blood growth What are the best surroundings are for cannabis growth How to uphold conditions in your grow area What is monster cropping, and how to implement it, and much more....

©2019 Frank Spilotro (P)2019 Frank Spilotro

Narrator: Matyas J.
Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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Selling Your Practice

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Your practice is your number-one asset. How you transition will define your financial legacy.  Selling a practice is complex, and it is critical that you optimize that sale for the benefit of you and your family. There are a multitude of considerations and decisions that have to be made in determining the when, the how, and the who of selling your practice. Unfortunately, few give much thought to selling or exiting until the day they decide they want to sell. Or, in some cases, when they must sell due to disability, death, or fatigue.  Dr. David Phelps' new book, Selling Your Practice, raises all of these points and lets you in on the secret that will ensure the security of your future: Ask for help.  Dr. Phelps strongly encourages all those wanting to plan for their transition out of dentistry to seek mentorship and guidance to best prepare for their next phase of life. For that reason, Dr. Phelps sought the top transition experts to help explain a clear path to your envisioned future.  Featuring:  Dr. Brady Frank (Author of Transition Time)  Dr. Dustin Burleson (Founder, Burleson Smiles)  Dr. Mike Abernathy (CEO, Summit Practice Solutions)  Dr. Paul Goodman (Founder, DentalNachos.com)  Timothy Lott, CPA (Dental transition expert)  Jerry Jones (Patient attraction and retention expert)   You don't want to miss the advice and expertise these professionals have to offer about:  Identifying key ways to maximize the market value of your practice  Choosing which type of buyer/seller fits your goals and desires Minimizing the risk of being taken advantage of by large corporate acquisitions  Transitioning on your own terms, whether you want to continue practicing dentistry as a non-owner, or hang up the handpiece  Building your team of advisors to navigate the transition and more! 

©2020 David Phelps International, LLC (P)2020 Dr. David Phelps

Narrator: David L. White
Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
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Terapia Cognitiva Del Comportamiento [Cognitive Behavioral Therapy]

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Aquí hay un extracto de Terapia Cognitiva del Comportamiento En la psicología existen distintos enfoques terapéuticos. Cuando un paciente acude a un terapeuta para que le ayude y oriente, luego de la primera consulta, descubre que hay terapias psicológicas que son científicas y han demostrado ser eficaces. Dentro de estas, se encuentra la terapia cognitivo conductual. Se puede definir como la aplicación clínica de la ciencia de la psicología, que se fundamenta en principios y procedimientos validados empíricamente.  El objetivo de este tratamiento es la conducta, en sus distintos niveles, cognitivo, fisiológico y emocional.  La terapia cognitivo conductual (TCC), considera que la persona tiene responsabilidad en los procesos que padece y puede ejercer control sobre ellos.  La TCC pone el énfasis en los determinantes actuales de la conducta, empero, tiene en cuenta los elementos de la historia de la persona que explica el por qué se está dando la situación actual.  Aunque se consideran elementos del pasado, la terapia se orienta al presente y tiene como meta alcanzar objetivos concretos y reales.  La TCC cuenta con técnicas y programas específicos para diversos problemas y trastornos, cuya aplicación tiene un tiempo limitado en comparación con otras psicoterapias a largo plazo. Una de sus características es ser una terapia de tiempo limitado.  Las terapias, su historia, las aplicaciones y la importancia de la TCC, será tratada en este trabajo a continuación. Conozca cómo influye la Terapia Cognitivo Conductual en las condiciones que puede estar sufriendo un paciente. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2020 Manuel del Pozo (P)2020 Manuel del Pozo

Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
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Healthcare Is Killing Us

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Imagine...from sick care to an ideal healthcare system. The US healthcare system desperately needs radical reform to rein in costs, reduce harm, expand access, and become customer centric. Imagine a healthcare system where consumers are respected and in control. Imagine communities focused on prevention and health instead of just on sick care and where pricing is no longer hidden. Imagine a system where drugs and surgeries are more affordable and effective. Imagine what real change in our healthcare system would mean for you, the economy, and our future. Real change requires disruptive innovation. As citizens, employers, entrepreneurs, healthcare workers, elected officials, and patients, it is time for us to drive the change. Authors Aaron Fausz and Terry Howell explain how we can disrupt, dismantle, and rebuild. Will you be among the daring disruptors creating the ideal healthcare system of tomorrow, today? Don’t just imagine. It’s time to do something. Listen to this audiobook and become part of the solution. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Aaron Fausz & W. Terry Howell (P)2019 Aaron Fausz & W. Terry Howell

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Navigating Your Surgical Career: The AWS Guide to Success

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A career in surgery is immensely rewarding and challenging at the same time. This helpful guide written by leaders in surgery is meant to inspire young surgeons and make their career journey a bit easier. The career guide is now available as an audiobook, making this priceless and practical advice even more accessible.

©2015 Association of Women Surgeons (P)2017 Association of Women Surgeons

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Flu Pandemic

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Discover the only resource guide you'll ever need to completely understand the origin and evolution of the world's most deadly and common pandemics. Have you always been curious about pandemics, but are bored by the intensely academic and theoretical nature of most literature covering the subject?  Are you looking for a concise, straightforward guide to educate you on the true nature of pandemics and the cascading effects on the global economy and politics? If your answer is yes, then this special bundle is for you. If the recent pandemic spreading quickly around the globe has taught us anything, it's that history always repeats itself. The best we can do is deal with global pandemics with the lessons learned from history.  In this special resource bundle, experienced historian Bryan Anderson hands you a comprehensive knowledge base of catastrophic global pandemics, their impact on the world, and the lessons learned, from the historical context to science-based explanations. This special bundle has everything you need to know about the Spanish Flu and other deadly pandemics that have plagued the human population. It has the following books: Pandemics History The Spanish Flu Each of the pandemics listed in Pandemics History has the following information in them: Origin and history: Everything in the universe has an origin and a history. Pandemics are no different. Causes and symptoms: All the pandemics listed in this book has a detailed dossier on their causes and the symptoms they manifest. Viral pathogenesis: You'll learn how each of the pandemic-causing viruses enters the body and the pathways they take to invade the human body. Medication and treatment: From cutting-edge treatment to regular medications, you'll discover how health workers deal with these diseases. Here's a snippet of what you're going to discover in the Spanish Flu: Everything you need to know about the Spanish Flu, from its scientific classification to its evolution and global spread The classification of different types of influenza, when and where they are most likely to occur, and some of the best medical measures to counter it All you need to know about where the Spanish Flu originated, how it was transmitted, the communities it affected, and the pattern it adopted as it mutated The politics surrounding the pandemic and how the world governments reacted to the Spanish flu, as well as measures that were taken to bring it under control Important lessons learned from the Spanish Flu pandemic Whether you're a student of medicine or history or are a curious mind simply interested in history and the lessons of the past, these books are deeply insightful, clear and free from abstract and ambiguous ideas, and will help you truly understand pandemics and increase your awareness and preparedness in the future. Scroll to the top of the page and click the "Buy Now" button to stay aware and keep yourself and loved ones safe!

©2020 Bryan Anderson (P)2020 Bryan Anderson

Narrator: Shane Matsumoto
Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
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Marie's Story

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A personal journey of Alzheimer's care-giving.

©2018 Colleen Bixler (P)2019 Colleen Bixler

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Bipolar Disorder: Understanding Symptoms, Mood Swings & Treatment, Revised and Updated Version

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You are about to discover proven steps and strategies to properly support and care for a loved one with bipolar disorder. More often than not, people who have a loved one diagnosed with bipolar disorder wonder what to expect and how they should show their love and support. It can be very difficult for those who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder to accept their condition. In the same way, it can also be overwhelming, and at the same time frightening, for the family and friends of people with bipolar disorder, especially if they do not know the appropriate ways to support and deal with the condition. Bipolar disorder, which is also known as manic depression, is a type of mental or psychiatric disorder that is marked by extreme mood swings. Although there have continuously been studies on the condition, its ultimate cause remains unknown. On the other hand, some of the presumed contributors to bipolar disorder include brain chemistry, genetics, and life events. All people experience various events in their daily lives; however, people who are suffering due to bipolar disorder experience persistent episodes of life's "ups and downs" that affect their ability to function as an individual. Bipolar disorder can affect one's thoughts, moods, and behavior. In recent studies, mental health experts estimate that over two million adults are afflicted with bipolar disorder. Thus, if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with this condition, the most important step towards discarding uncertainty is education. Educating yourself about bipolar disorder can help you deal with a loved one who has been inflicted with this unfortunate condition.

©2014 dsk-enterprise (P)2015 dsk-enterprise

Narrator: Forris Day Jr.
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Psych Notes Clinical Pocket Guide

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Perfect wherever you are - in class, in clinical field, and in any practice setting! This handy guide delivers quick access to need-to-know information on DSM-5 disorders and treatments, psychotropic drugs, documentation, and patient education. No other book delivers as much in a format that is easy to listen to and easy to access.

©2017 Darlene D. Pedersen, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS (P)2020 Timothy

Narrator: Richard Salem
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Ramadi Iraq 2007

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Doc Cole was a 39-year-old Army combat medic serving at an Iraqi Police Station. During his tenure there, he treats multiple wounds, fights with the Army Medical Station for support and supplies, and relays a day by day account of blood, sweat, tears, and the ultimate triumph and tragedy of the human spirit. He finds himself with meager supplies, no air conditioning and a language barrier almost impossible to overcome even with an Interpreter.

©2007 Eugene Cole Bolchoz (P)2015 Eugene Cole Bolchoz

Author: Cole Bolchoz
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
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Autodisciplina sin esfuerzo [Self-Discipline Without Effort]

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Aquí un extracto de Autodisciplina sin esfuerzo La autodisciplina se construye día a día con la constancia. Tener autodisciplina requiere de fuerza de voluntad y responsabilidad consigo mismo para lograrla.  Ser autodisciplinado es aplicar las acciones necesarias, para lograr los objetivos; es mejorar los hábitos de vida; es incluir nuevas responsabilidades y cumplirlas, sabiendo que al hacerlas dejarán un resultado positivo.  Cuando no se tiene la costumbre de ser autodisciplinado, puede ser un poco difícil empezar, para ello es que se preparó este trabajo donde en diez capítulos se divide todo lo esencial que requiere hacerse autodisciplinado y aplicarlo día a día con herramientas que están dentro de cada uno y servirán para lograr lo que proponga.  Para ello se requiere tener mentalidad positiva. La negatividad tiene que quedarse afuera, esa mala energía no provoca nada saludable, al contrario, arruina los sueños.  Pero adoptar una conducta positiva permite que todos los esfuerzos y la perseverancia sean más fáciles de llevar, incluso se puede disfrutar del camino. La autodisciplina, exige que se aprenda a tener los propósitos hechos con planes de acción y no por impulso, ser impulsivo no deja nada bueno, porque se pueden tomar decisiones que no sean del todo beneficiosas para los objetivos.  Sabiendo que se es autodisciplinado, se pueden plantear objetivos realistas que puedan ser alcanzados, de acuerdo a la capacidad de cada uno. Hechos con la mente enfocada y teniendo la claridad de lo que se quiere alcanzar.  No todo es emprender objetivos para alcanzar el éxito, la abundancia o la independencia. Los objetivos van en el cuerpo, por eso la autodisciplina recomienda cuidarse, incluyendo el deporte en las metas del día, así como el control de los vicios y la alimentación inadecuada.  Ser autodisciplinado es una forma de mejorar todo el entorno de cada uno, y aprender a serlo en el día a día es fácil, a continuación se narrará cómo hacerlo. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 

©2020 Manuel del Pozo (P)2020 Manuel del Pozo

Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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Indispensable: The Prescription for a Fulfilling Pharmacy Career

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“You are more than just a pill counter.” (Alex Barker, PharmD)

Are you trapped in your pharmacy job? Feeling burned out, like you can’t handle another day of work? Fearfully imagining working at your job for another 20 years? Worried about a lack of career options in pharmacy? Feeling absolutely powerless to do anything about it? Fed up with the stress your career is causing you? 

If so, this book is your prescription to: 

Learn the step-by-step method to creating an Indispensable career. 

Quickly transition into a new, fulfilling job and out of your old miserable one. 

Chart a path full of opportunities by unleashing your secret strengths. 

Become the Indispensable pharmacist the best companies fight over.  

Indispensable is your guide to creating confidence in a career path full of exciting opportunities. One with less anxiety, stress, and burnout from your work. It is the secret to a fulfilling and Indispensable career where you don't need to work so hard to find your next job. In this book, I share my story about how I created my Indispensable career from the shambles of a broken one, and how other pharmacists, even those with no prior experience, can do the same.

©2019 Alex Barker (P)2019 Alex Barker

Narrator: Alex Barker
Author: Alex Barker
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

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About the book - Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Do you want to know the relationship between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and healthcare and how AI is improving healthcare? Technology is evolving rapidly, and you need to keep up to stay at the top.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing all aspects of healthcare, and this book is intended to be your companion on this journey. It’s a power-packed AI book that guides you about the current state and future applications of AI in healthcare, including those under development, in simple to understand language. It discusses the ethical concerns related to the use of AI in healthcare, principles of AI and how it works, the vital role of AI in all major medical specialties and health insurance, and the role of start-ups and corporate players in AI in healthcare.

About the Author - Dr. Parag Suresh Mahajan, MD

Dr. Parag Mahajan is an accomplished entrepreneurial CEO of multiple healthcare start-ups, radiologist, clinical informatician, teacher, researcher and author. His current interests include the development of start-ups in the fields of artificial intelligence in healthcare, blockchain in healthcare, electronic health records and medical elearning systems.

©2019 Dr Parag Suresh Mahajan MD (P)2019 Dr Parag Suresh Mahajan MD

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The Big Book on the Gastric Bypass

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The Roux-nn-Y gastric bypass surgery, or RNY, can be your weight loss solution after years of struggling with obesity. Thousands of patients have successfully lost weight and kept it off after RNY, which is the most well-known kind of bariatric surgery. Weight loss surgery is life-changing, and the best information can help you succeed. The Big Book on the Gastric Bypass: Everything You Need to Know to Lose Weight and Live Well with the Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery provides the information and tips you need to make the most out of this chance to overcome obesity forever. How is the RNY procedure performed? How can it help you lose weight? Is the gastric bypass surgery your best option for weight loss? What should you look for when choosing a surgeon? What will your diet be like? How can you reduce complications and side effects? This book is for you if you are just starting to consider weight loss surgery, if you know you want the RNY in particular, or if you are already a gastric bypass patient. The book is a great gift option and also a great choice if you are supporting a gastric bypass patient. Learn all about: Average weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RNY) Choosing a surgeon and paying for surgery Safely preparing for and recovering from surgery All about the RNY diet for weight loss and health Health benefits and risks of the gastric bypass Embracing life as a RNY patient This complete guide covers the entire RNY journey - don't be left behind!

©2013 Alex Brecher (P)2015 Alex Brecher

Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
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The Miracle of Fasting

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The Miracle of Fasting, one of the most popular and entertaining books ever written on the subject, was authored by health pioneers, Paul C. Bragg N.D. Ph. D and Patricia Bragg N.D. Ph. D. This book has changed the lives of millions the world over by introducing the concepts of fasting and purification. Proven throughout history for physical, mental, and spiritual rejuvenation, fasting promotes cleansing and healing; helps normalize weight, blood pressure, cholesterol; rebuilds the immune system; and helps reverse the aging process. This book is a must listen for anyone who seeks to cleanse and detoxify their body to gain more energy and live a longer, healthier life the Bragg Healthy way. The Miracle of Fasting is read by health educator and Bragg devotee, Julia Loggins, who has coached thousands to fast with the principals outlined in this unique book.

©1998 Health Science, Inc. (P)2020 Coyote Road Studios, Julia Loggins, Inc

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American Psychosis

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In 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered an historic speech on mental illness and retardation. He described sweeping new programs to replace "the shabby treatment of the many millions of the mentally disabled in custodial institutions" with treatment in community mental health centers. This movement, later referred to as "deinstitutionalization," continues to impact mental health care. Though he never publicly acknowledged it, the program was a tribute to Kennedy's sister Rosemary, who was born mildly retarded and developed a schizophrenia-like illness. Terrified she'd become pregnant, Joseph Kennedy arranged for his daughter to receive a lobotomy, which was a disaster and left her severely retarded. Fifty years after Kennedy's speech, E. Fuller Torrey's audiobook provides an inside perspective on the birth of the federal mental health program. On staff at the National Institute of Mental Health when the program was being developed and implemented, Torrey draws on his own first-hand account of the creation and launch of the program, extensive research, one-on-one interviews with people involved, and recently unearthed audiotapes of interviews with major figures involved in the legislation. As such, this book provides historical material previously unavailable to the public. Many now wonder why public mental illness services are so ineffective. At least one-third of the homeless are seriously mentally ill, jails and prisons are grossly overcrowded, largely because the seriously mentally ill constitute 20 percent of prisoners, and public facilities are overrun by untreated individuals. As Torrey argues, it is imperative to understand how we got here in order to move forward towards providing better care for the most vulnerable.

©2014 E. Fuller Torrey (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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Medical Terminology

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This simple technique will make you master medical terminology in no time. Why sneeze if you can sternutate instead? Why have bowel sounds if you can have borborygmi? Why have ice-cream headache if sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia sounds so much better? Even if you’re not a medical student, you should still have a decent understanding of medical terminology. After all, sometimes you have to google some medical topics or understand what your doctor is telling you. If you are a medical student, well, you won’t graduate without knowing that the main muscle responsible for moving your big toe is called flexor hallucis longus. Yes, this is important knowledge. It’s time to put an end to the stereotype that medical terminology is learned by bluntly memorizing weird combinations of letters. There’s a system behind all of these terms. Most medical terminology was developed in times when Latin was the international language of science, and quite a lot of terms come from Greek too. Fortunately, you don’t have to master the entirety of Greek and Latin vocabulary and grammar to understand medical terminology - in fact, most of those fancy words are created using a clear-cut set of rules (for example, if a word ends with -itis, it means some type of inflammation). And this audiobook will show you exactly how these rules work. Here’s what you’ll learn: How to pronounce Latin and Greek terms and build their plural forms Proven tips and techniques to help you understand and learn medical terms A comprehensive list of the suffixes, prefixes, and roots used to create medical terms The meaning of all the abbreviations that patients find on their prescriptions And much more! This audiobook will greatly boost your confidence, no matter if you’re a patient or a medical professional. You’ll be able to understand advanced medical texts and communicate in a very clear and precise way. Activate your extensor digitorum (the muscle that extends your fingers) and then get your audiobook now!

©2019 Dexter Landsteiner (P)2020 Dexter Landsteiner

Narrator: Robert Bose
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
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Atkins Diet

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"Controlling carbs works in virtually every situation, when you're having dinner with the family or hosting a dinner party, when you're in a hurry or spending the day creating delicacies in your kitchen. If you like to take shortcuts or you enjoy starting from scratch, if you mostly tinker in the kitchen on the weekends or cook every day, here are the recipes that suit your lifestyle." - Veronica Atkins The Atkins diet, a popular low- or modified-carb diet that’s high in fats and proteins but low in things like sugar, fruit, grains, and many processed foods, has been around for more than 40 years. Various books about the Atkins diet are some of the best-selling in the diet category, with more than 45 million sold worldwide. The Atkins diet was created by an American cardiologist named Dr. Robert Atkins who believed that eating a low-carb diet that focuses on foods like meat, veggies, cheese, and butter could help many struggling with weight gain to quickly shed extra fat. You’ll learn what the Atkins diet is, how it works, the different phases of the diet, what to eat in each phase, and also some alternatives to consider based on potential dangers involved. Keep in mind that while low-carb diets have certainly been shown to help promote weight loss and in some cases other health benefits, overall there is only weak evidence supporting its effectiveness as a sustainable, long-term diet plan to lose weight.  As I share several alternatives to the Atkins diet, I detail my personal recommendation for how to lose weight in a healthy manner - plus, most importantly, how to keep it off! Ideally, you’ll formulate your own healing diet that combines the effectiveness of an unprocessed, moderately low-carb diet plan with other lifestyle changes (including getting regular exercise and reducing stress). With this approach, you can lose weight effortlessly and feel better overall.

©2018 Emily Mayr (P)2018 saksham sharma

Author: Emily Mayr
Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
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Cannabis for Dummies

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Pot is hot-for good reason. To date, thirty states have legalized medical marijuana to the tune of nearly $11B in consumer spending. Whether it's to help alleviate symptoms of an illness or for adults to use recreationally, more people every day are turning to marijuana. Cannabis for Dummies presents the science behind the use of this amazingly therapeutic plant. In this book, you'll find the hands-on knowledge and education you need to make an informed decision about your cannabis purchase, as a patient and a consumer. Decide for yourself if marijuana is right for you Manage aches and pains Gain insight on the effects and possible symptom relief Enjoy both sweet and savory edibles Navigate the legal requirements

©2019 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2020 Tantor

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Health Disparities in the United States (Third Edition)

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The health-care system in the United States has been called the best in the world. Yet wide disparities persist between social groups, and many Americans suffer from poorer health than people in other developed countries. In this revised edition of Health Disparities in the United States, Donald A. Barr provides extensive new data about the ways low socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity interact to create and perpetuate these health disparities. Examining the significance of this gulf for the medical community and society at large, Barr offers potential policy- and physician-based solutions for reducing health inequity in the long term. This updated edition focuses on a new challenge the United States last experienced more than half a century ago: successive years of declining life expectancy. Barr addresses the causes of this decline, including what are commonly referred to as "deaths of despair" - from opiate overdose or suicide. He also analyzes recent changes under the Affordable Care Act and considers the literature on how race and ethnicity affect the way health-care providers evaluate and treat patients. An essential work for courses in public health, health policy, and sociology, this compelling book is a vital teaching tool and a comprehensive reference for social science and medical professionals.

©2008, 2014, 2019 Johns Hopkins University Press (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Jonathan Yen
Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
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Medical Terminology, Pharmacology

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If you want to boost your understanding of medicine and pharmacology, listen here! Are you a medical student who’s struggling with complicated terminology? Do you need help with pharmacology, the study of drugs? Or are you just an enthusiast who wants to understand medical texts like a pro? This two-audiobook bundle is exactly what you need! If you’re sitting over a medical textbook until you get obdormition in your legs and borborygmi in your stomach…but still can’t understand every term, you’re not alone. Medical terminology is almost like a language of its own, a strange mixture of Latin, Greek, and a bunch of other languages (for example, the medical term for hangover actually comes from a Norwegian root…. Who’d know?) However, you don’t have to suffer! There’s an underlying system behind those terrifying words, and this amazing audiobook by Dexter Lendsteiner explains it in great detail. Once you’ve understood this system, medical jargon will become as easy as everyday English! However, there’s one science that’s very challenging even if you’re exceptionally good at terminology. It’s pharmacology, or the study of drugs and their effects on the body. It’s very complex and requires a deep understanding of biology and chemistry, and sometimes your medical textbook just doesn’t explain everything. The second audiobook in this unique bundle will help you master the fundamentals of pharmacology and lay a solid foundation for more advanced knowledge. Here’s what you’ll learn from these audiobooks:  How medical terms are created The meanings of all the prefixes, roots, and suffixes that make up medical terms Expert-approved memorization strategies for complex medical terminology Everything you need to know about drugs and their effects on the human body And much more! Don’t hesitate to enjoy these audiobooks even if you’re not a medical student! Medical knowledge is very empowering. You’ll have better conversations with your doctor and have a deeper understanding of your treatment options when you’re sick. Mastery of medical terminology and pharmacology is just a click away. Scroll up, click on "Buy Now", and get your copy now!

©2020 Dexter Lendsteiner (P)2020 Dexter Lendsteiner

Narrator: Robert Bose
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
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Vitamin K

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Learn everything you need to know about Vitamin K! Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device! In Vitamin K: The Ultimate Guide to What It Is, Where to Find It, Core Benefits, and Why You Need It, you'll learn the various health benefits and powers of Vitamin K. Have you ever wondered why your mother always told you leafy green vegetables were healthy? Well one of the reasons is because of the power of Vitamin K in your every day life. Read on to learn about this fat soluble vitamin that can improve your overall health. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: How is Vitamin K Absorbed How Much Vitamin K Do We Need? Benefits of Vitamin K Research Studies on Vitamin K What are the Consequences of Vitamin K Deficiency? How to Detect Vitamin K Deficiency? Symptoms of K Deficiency Dangers of K Deficiency with Your Body Research Studies on Character Traits of Vitamin K Deficiency How to Treat K Deficiency? Where to Find K? Best Natural Foods with Vitamin K Supplements Available

©2014 Clayton Geoffreys (P)2014 Clayton Geoffreys

Narrator: JoBe Cerny
Length: 53 mins
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Now With You, Now Without

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In the final months of her husband's terminal illness, Kathryn Leigh Scott was determined to make the most of every precious minute they had left. Despite Geoff's debilitating condition and the difficulties of caregiving, the couple decided to travel the world. Anticipating new horizons and experiences was not only an embraceable antidote - it was the very heart of Kathryn's mantra: "If not now, when?" When the time came to face Geoff's inevitable passing, the voyage she had begun with the man she loved did not end. Kathryn continued on across the globe. Through grief, guilt, and coming to terms, their shared adventure evolved into an exhilarating journey to find the way back to herself. A celebration of life, of coping with death, of cherishing memories, and of finding the courage to move forward, Kathryn's personal story is for anyone who has ever suffered a loss. It's an inspirational reminder - for yourself and those you love - not to waste the moments you have, here and now.

©2017 Kathryn Leigh Scott (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing Inc., all rights reserved

Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
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Hope After Stroke for Caregivers and Survivors

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Listeners are calling Hope After Stroke, "The Stroke Bible" a must-have book that should be in every hospital and rehab facility for stroke survivors and their cargivers.  Hope After Stroke is like having a personal therapist at your side, simplifying the medical jargon, answering your questions, guiding and empowering you each step of the way. You’ll discover practical tools and strategies you can use in the hospital, when you come home, and upon re-entering your community and workplace. This easy-to-follow, evidence-based resource guide puts all the most important information in one place. It will help you understand what to expect, what to look out for, and what "stroke thrivers" do to recover. Written in conversational language, you'll discover how to:  Find the best rehabilitative services and effectively communicate with insurance providers, doctors and therapists to maximize recovery. Implement simple routines to prevent caregiver burnout. Communicate more easily and effectively even when aphasia is present. Improve sleep and reduce or eliminate anxiety without the use of medication. Ask candid questions about sex and seek resources for sexual issues post stroke. Get answers about disability, driving and returning to work. Reduce your risk of a recurrent stroke and much, much more! If you want to feel hopeful, knowledgeable, and empowered in the process of recovery then buy Hope After Stroke for Caregivers and Survivors: The Holistic Guide to Getting Your Life Back. Scroll to the top and click the “Buy Now” button.

©2018 Tsgoyna Tanzman (P)2019 Tsgoyna Tanzman

Narrator: Tsgoyna Tanzman
Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
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Brutes or Angels

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A guide to the rapidly progressing Age of Biotechnology, Brutes or Angels provides basic information on a wide array of new technologies in the life sciences, along with the ethical issues raised by each. With stem cell research, Dolly the cloned sheep, in vitro fertilization, age retardation, and pharmaceutical mind enhancement, humankind is now faced with decisions that it has never before had to consider. The thoughtfulness, or lack of it, that we bring to those decisions will largely determine the future character of the living world. Brutes or Angels will facilitate informed choice making about the personal use of biotechnologies and the formulation of public policies governing their development and use. Ten biotechnologies that impact humans are considered: stem cell research, embryo selection, human genomics, gene therapies, human reproductive cloning, age retardation, cognition enhancement, the engineering of nonhuman organisms, nanobiology, and synthetic biology. James T. Bradley introduces important biological principles and the basic procedures used in biotechnology. Various ethical issues - personhood, personal identity, privacy, ethnic discrimination, distributive justice, authenticity and human nature, and the significance of mortality in the human life cycle - are presented in a clear and unbiased manner.

©2013 The University of Alabama Press (P)2016 Redwood Audiobooks

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Memorizing Pharmacology

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This is an ideal pharmacology book for busy people. With triplet eight-year-old daughters, I don’t get four-hour study blocks in a quiet corner of the library. I get an hour here or 15 minutes there. This audiobook is for those commuters, busy parents, and working students who need a “fit-it-in” approach to study pharmacology.  This book has multiple rapid-fire questions, answers, rationales, and mnemonics that you can do alone or with a partner to help you understand pharmacology better and remember the content longer. These include: Multiple choice questions with rationales - I include essential mnemonics and background information Prefixes, suffixes, and infixes matching - These are the key to learning many hundreds of drug classifications Sorting series section - Here, you make sense out of drug classes by better picturing their relationships One-line cases - These cases come in pairs, so you can work with a partner Short essay prompts - It’s nice to know how the professor might answer a question A special bonus chapter preview from the book Memorizing Pharmacology Mnemonics

©2019 Tony Guerra (P)2019 Tony Guerra

Narrator: Mike Lenz
Author: Tony Guerra
Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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One Foot in Heaven, Journey of a Hospice Nurse

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People die everyday. While most people in America die in a hospital, many families choose hospice for end of life care. Death, as experienced by hospice nurses, can be beautiful, peaceful, humorous, touching, tragic, disturbing, and even otherworldly. Hospice nurses act as midwives to dying people every day. Death transforms not just the patient and family, but the hospice nurse as well. The stories in this book are presented with the hope that their transformation extends to you, too. Heidi Telpner, R.N.

©2007 Heidi Barr (P)2014 Heidi Barr

Narrator: Lori J. Moran
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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How Do I Become a Nurse?

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The dynamic nursing field now has over 200 sub-specialties, and is adding more daily. Which one will you choose? It’s not easy to decide on a niche to settle in for the long-term, especially when you factor in your evolving self and the breakneck pace of change in the health care landscape. But if done right, the promise of specialization is a nursing career with a healthy salary, plentiful job openings, and greater job satisfaction. A career as a nurse is both smart and rewarding. Nurses provide essential care and make a real impact in the lives of patients. The satisfaction that nurses take from their work is greater than most professionals can claim. Plus, a career as a nurse promises expanding opportunities and competitive compensation no matter where you are located. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for registered nurses is expected to grow over twice the national average for all other careers during the next decade. Over here in this book, find out the pros and cons before making a lifelong decision to embark on your new path and journey of becoming a registered nurse.

©2019 Themeworks Publishing (P)2019 Themeworks Publishing

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Memorizing Pharmacology Questions, Answers, and Rationales, Book 2

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Pharmacology for busy people With triplet eight-year-old daughters, I don’t get four-hour study blocks in a quiet corner of the library. I get an hour here or 15 minutes there. This book is for those commuters, busy parents, and working students who need a “fit it in” approach to studying pharmacology. This book has multiple rapid-fire questions, answers, rationales, and mnemonics that you can do alone or with a partner to help you understand pharmacology better and remember the content longer. These include: Multiple choice questions with rationales - I include essential mnemonics and background information Prefixes, suffixes, and infixes matching - these are the key to learning many hundreds of drug classifications Sorting series section - here you make sense out of drug classes better picturing their relationships One-line cases - these cases come in pairs so you can work with a partner Short essay prompts - it’s nice to know how the professor might answer a question A special bonus chapter preview from the book Memorizing Pharmacology Mnemonics But let’s talk about the most pressing issue that keeps you from succeeding - energy.

©2019 Tony Guerra (P)2019 Tony Guerra

Narrator: Mike Lenz
Author: Tony Guerra
Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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Weight Loss Surgery Success

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In this book, Dr. Vuong offers pertinent psychological and self-improvement tips that are necessary for success after weight loss surgery, which is a rarely covered topic. Drawing on his professional experience working with obesity patients and his own personal journey for enlightenment, he has provided a concise yet profound manual for losing weight and gaining enlightenment. This book does not discuss the various weight loss surgeries, complications, insurance coverage, food tips, or the usual dieting tips. This book deals more with what really matters after weight loss surgery - how to change your mind, and hence your perception of reality. Whether you are a newbie to weight loss surgery, a seasoned dieter, or just someone seeking enlightenment, this book is a must-listen. Dr. Vuong is an internationally renowned bariatric surgeon and the current director of Lovelace Bariatrics in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is recognized for his unique Patient Empowerment Program, in which he personally leads weekly educational sessions for his WLS patients. A popular speaker, Dr. Vuong starred in TLC's hit show, 900 Pound Man: A Race Against Time.

©2014 Duc Vuong (P)2016 Duc Vuong

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The Deadly Dinner Party and Other Medical Detective Stories

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Picking up where Berton Roueche's The Medical Detectives left off, The Deadly Dinner Party presents 15 edge-of-your-seat, real-life medical detective stories written by a practicing physician. Award-winning author Jonathan Edlow, MD, shows the doctor as detective and the epidemiologist as elite sleuth in stories that are as gripping as the best thrillers.   In these stories a notorious stomach bug turns a suburban dinner party into a disaster that almost claims its host; a diminutive woman routinely eats more than her football-playing boyfriend but continually loses weight; a young executive is diagnosed with lung cancer, yet the tumors seem to wax and wane inexplicably. Written for the lay person who wishes to better grasp how doctors decipher the myriad clues and puzzling symptoms they often encounter, each story presents a very different case where doctors must work to find the accurate diagnosis before it is too late.  Edlow uses his unique ability to relate complex medical concepts in a writing style that is clear, engaging and easily understandable. The resulting stories both entertain us and teach us much about medicine, its history and the subtle interactions among pathogens, humans, and the environment.

©2009 Jonathan Edlow, MD (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Joel Richards
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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Study Guide: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the book’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as ethics in scientific research, informed consent, and racism in medicine. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a work of nonfiction about a woman who died tragically young and whose cells were taken from her body without her consent. These cells became the first human cells to survive in a culture, where they thrived, multiplied, and helped produce major scientific breakthroughs. Skloot's text intertwines a personal family story with an exploration of science, ethics, and racism.  This audio study guide presents the same expert content — written by experienced teachers, professors, and literary scholars — in an easy-to-access audio format. SuperSummary study guides demonstrate an authoritative voice, present expert analysis, offer big picture ideas, and help listeners understand a work’s underlying meanings and conclusions.

©2020 SuperSummary (P)2020 SuperSummary

Author: SuperSummary
Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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Storytelling as a Therapy Tool

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Use the ancient practice of storytelling to help your clients heal from trauma and abuse. Are you a therapist, counselor, or someone healing from trauma and abuse? Are you searching for a tool that can facilitate healing in an easy yet profound way? Are you looking for something that will take your group therapy participants to a deeper, life-changing level? Storytelling is a practice used by counselors in prisons and many other settings to help people heal from trauma and abuse. It is a powerful tool that has been used since the beginning of time to help people make sense of their world, especially the hard parts, and it can be added to traditional or non-traditional therapy to facilitate healing. In Storytelling as a Therapy Tool, Heidi Henyon - who uses storytelling and other complementary practices with her coaching clients and traditional therapists - will teach you: How to help your group honor who they are and see and acknowledge themselves fully To help clients or yourself tell the stories that release painful feelings Why storytelling is such a powerful tool How to create groups where you or your clients can safely tell their stories To use stories to create a delightful future As you come to understand this simple process, you will be amazed at how you can transform your path and create joy.

©2021 Heidi Henyon (P)2021 Heidi Henyon

Narrator: Patricia Shade
Author: Heidi Henyon
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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The Political Determinants of Health

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Reduced life expectancy, worsening health outcomes, health inequity, and declining health-care options - these are now realities for most Americans. However, in a country of more than 325 million people, addressing everyone's issues is challenging. How can we effect beneficial change for everyone so we all can thrive? What is the great equalizer? In this book, Daniel E. Dawes argues that political determinants of health create the social drivers - including poor environmental conditions, inadequate transportation, unsafe neighborhoods, and lack of healthy food options - that affect all other dynamics of health. By understanding these determinants, their origins, and their impact on the equitable distribution of opportunities and resources, we will be better equipped to develop and implement actionable solutions to close the health gap. Dawes draws on his firsthand experience helping to shape major federal policies, including the Affordable Care Act, to describe the history of efforts to address the political determinants that have resulted in health inequities. Taking us further upstream to the underlying source of the causes of inequities, Dawes examines the political decisions that lead to our social conditions, makes the social determinants of health more accessible, and provides a playbook for how we can address them effectively.

©2020 Johns Hopkins University Press (P)2020 Tantor

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The E-Factor

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Healthcare must provide higher quality care at a lower cost. Studer Group's Engagement Model is the key. If you're seeking to create a culture of high engagement, you're not alone. Great clinical quality depends on it. Price pressures demand it. Where engagement doesn't exist, all stakeholders suffer. By making engagement a core competency, you can reduce turnover, prevent physician burnout, improve clinical outcomes, and solidify trust in caregivers. Craig Deao has created a unique and progressive four-pronged model to help organizations solve the costly repercussions of disengagement. In The E-Factor, he shows how engagement cascades from the top: It starts with leaders, flows down to employees and clinicians, and finally reaches (and activates) patients. He then lays out a step-by-step strategy for engaging all four groups simultaneously. Listeners will learn: Why engagement and satisfaction are not synonyms How to employ a wealth of rigorously tested evidence-based tools and tactics that boost engagement Critical lessons from companies in other industries that excel at engagement (including new healthcare competitors!) and how to apply them How to leverage technology and organizational design for a powerful patient-centric approach A high-engagement culture is no longer optional. It's mandatory - and urgent. This book is a needed roadmap to help you navigate the rapidly shifting dynamics and market forces that are reshaping our industry.

©2017 Studer Group, LLC (P)2017 Studer Group, LLC

Narrator: Kevin Young
Author: Craig Deao
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
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Hospice Whispers: Stories of Life

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When we fear death, we miss out on a lot of life. This book hopes to change that. While hospices care for persons in their final days, hospice is not about death. It's all about LIFE - real, nitty-gritty, poignant, funny, challenging, and bittersweet life in all its beauty and imperfection. Those who have experienced hospice usually speak in reverential tones of this service and find themselves fearing death less because they have seen all the incredible life that happens until the final moment. But those unfamiliar with hospice often misunderstand and fear it, and the end of life. Through first-hand accounts that range from humorous to heart-wrenchingly honest, Carla shares the stories that continue to teach her the lessons of what it means to be truly present with ourselves and each other in this perfectly imperfect experience called life.

©2014 Carla Cheatham (P)2014 Carla Cheatham

Narrator: Carla Cheatham
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
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Smell Detectives

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What did 19th-century cities smell like? And how did odors matter in the formation of a modern environmental consciousness? Smell Detectives follows the 19th-century Americans who used their noses to make sense of the sanitary challenges caused by rapid urban and industrial growth. Melanie Kiechle examines nuisance complaints, medical writings, domestic advice, and myriad discussions of what constituted fresh air, and argues that 19th-century city dwellers, anxious about the air they breathed, attempted to create healthier cities by detecting and then mitigating the most menacing odors. Medical theories in the 19th century assumed that foul odors caused disease and that overcrowded cities, filled with new and stronger stinks, were synonymous with disease and danger. But the sources of offending odors proved difficult to pinpoint. The creation of city health boards introduced new conflicts between complaining citizens and the officials in charge of the air. Smell Detectives looks at the relationship between the construction of scientific expertise, on the one hand, and "common sense" - the olfactory experiences of common people - on the other. Although the rise of germ theory revolutionized medical knowledge and ultimately undid this form of sensory knowing, Smell Detectives recovers how city residents used their sense of smell and their health concerns about foul odors to understand, adjust to, and fight against urban environmental changes. The book is published by University of Washington Press.

©2017 Melanie A. Kiechle (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks

Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
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The Body Politic

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year and Scientific American Book Club selection We have entered what is called the "biological century" and a new biopolitics has emerged to address the implications for America's collective value system, our well-being, and ultimately, our future. The Body Politic is the first book to recognize and assess this new force in our political landscape - one that fuels today's culture wars and has motivated politicians of all stripes to reexamine their platforms. As Moreno explains the most contentious issues, he also offers an engaging history of the intersection between science and democracy in American life, a reasoned (and often surprising) analysis of how different political ideologies view scientific controversies, and a vision for how the new biopolitics can help shape the quality of our lives. Jonathan D. Moreno is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the editor-in-chief for the Center for American Progress' online magazine, Science Progress. He divides his time between Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

©2011 Jonathan D. Moreno (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Drew Callander
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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IIFYM Flexible Dieting, Intermittent Fasting & Meal Prep: 3 Books in 1 Bundle

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This is a bundle of audiobooks. IIFYM & Flexible Dieting: The Ultimate Beginner's Flexible Calorie Counting Diet Guide to Eat All the Foods You Love, If It Fits Your Macros and Still Build Muscle, Burn Fat and Lose Weight This way of dieting has been gaining vast popularity, and chances are you’ve heard of it. If you’ve done any research on IIFYM and flexible dieting in the past, you may have realized that no foods are off limits. No food groups are labeled good or bad for you. What matters, in this style of dieting, is if your macro budget has room for the foods you want to eat. If so, then you’re in the clear! So how did this type of dieting come about? Well, bodybuilder's in the olden days simply got tired of eating the same bland foods when preparing for a competition. They ate the kinds of food that scare people away from attempting to lose weight in the first place! These boring, clean meals included chicken, broccoli, rice, veggies, eggs, and well - you get the picture. There's no denying that this "bro science" approach to dieting works, but the real question is: Is it worth it? After years of making bodybuilders miserable, "If It Fits Your Macros" was born. IIFYM is a way to improve one's body composition by not solely relying on clean foods. Intermittent Fasting: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to the Intermittent Fasting Diet Lifestyle - Delay, Don’t Deny Food - Finally Lose Weight, Burn Fat, Live a Healthier & More Productive Life The popularity of intermittent fasting is gaining momentum in the market today when people are getting tired of numerous diets that sound easy to do at first attempt but usually don’t work well in the long run. This book is designed to provide you with an effective alternative solution to your problem regarding weight. This book will further enlighten you about the fundamentals of intermittent fasting and how it proves to be the coolest, quickest, and easiest way to lose weight, while building lean muscles for both men and women. Meal Prep: The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Quick & Easy Weight Loss Meal Prepping Recipes - Healthy Clean Eating to Burn Fat Cookbook + 50 Simple Recipes for Rapid Weight Loss! This book will help you get started in preparing nutritious meals for the whole family, even if you are busy. In this book, you will learn the basics of food prepping, different foods that you can use to prep your meals in a lot of different ways, and more importantly, how to prepare them the right and nutritious way! Meal prepping is time saving, healthy, and budget friendly. Aside from that, it is a habit that you can include in your daily life. There’s no right or wrong way on how to prep your meals. The important thing is that you accumulate the knowledge and make use of it. The possibilities and benefits are truly worthwhile. Start listening, and start prepping your meals! Have fun learning and preparing! 

©2018 HMW Publishing (P)2018 HMW Publishing

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Chronic Depression: Diagnosis and Treament for Dysthymic Disorder

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Dysthymia, or chronic depression as it is commonly known, is one of the most misunderstood psychological disorders. Although it is the most common mental disorder, it is taken very casually because there is lack of knowledge about the subject. Normally, when this disorder is diagnosed, they think that the life of that person is over. This myth has to be broken because there is no logical explanation. There is nothing to be shattered about, and hopelessness will only make it worse. The best thing is that the problem has been diagnosed, and we will discuss why it is so challenging to get it diagnosed. This book takes you step by step through every aspect of chronic depression, from diagnosis, to treatment plans, to dealing with a loved one with this disorder. Starting from recognizing the symptoms, analyzing the causes, and choosing the right medication, you will enrich your knowledge and learn how to overcome chronic depression. Depression is the most common mental illness in the world. It affects one out of six people. When a disease is so widespread and common, there are bound to be myths. All this makes dysthymia a very highly misunderstood disorder. People try to handle and treat this problem on their own, because they come across dozens of people who suffer from it, and they hear all kinds of stories about what worked for them and what did not. They form a belief system according to the stories they heard, not realizing that no two people are alike - and no two diseases are alike. If two people suffering from dysthymia are not alike, how will they respond the same way to the same treatment? It is not possible, and this is one of the main reasons why depression goes unnoticed, uncured, and misunderstood. This is also why most of the cases become chronic.

©2014 dsk-enterprise (P)2015 dsk-enterprise

Narrator: Tom Lennon
Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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Fascinomas

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Fascinomas - fascinating medical mysteries. A paralyzed teen recovers overnight. A woman complains her breast implants speak. A man and his dog become gravely ill at the exact same time. These strange, real-life cases and many more can be found in author and physician Clifton K. Meador's newest collection, Fascinomas. Combining the word fascinating with the term for a tumor or growth, fascinoma is medical slang for an unusually interesting medical case. These are the extraordinary stories medical professionals recall forever and pass from one colleague to another in hospital lounges and hallways. Every medical professional has at least one fascinoma to tell, and in this collection of bizarre-but-true stories, Meador retells some of the most memorable. In the vein of Berton Roueche, the famed medical writer for The New Yorker, the author of True Medical Detective Stories is back with an all-new book of complex cases, where medical professionals must often race against the clock to find clues in the most unusual places. Fascinomas is an entertaining and informative collection for physicians, nurses, medical students, and those who simply can't get enough of bizarre clinical cases. Written from the point of view of an experienced doctor, the stories are crafted in an engaging style that can be enjoyed by medical professionals and laypeople alike. More than just interesting tales, however, these real-life mysteries serve as great examples of the need for doctors to listen closely to and ask the right questions of their patients, even in the computer age, when so much information is at their fingertips. Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, and you never know where a crucial piece of evidence will be found by one of the detectives of the medical world.

©2013 Clifton K. Meador (P)2015 Clifton K. Meador

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Nursing from Within: A Fresh Alternative to Putting out Fires and Self-care Workarounds

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At a time when health care is going through major change, nurses - known for being highly capable in a crisis - are being forced to take on more responsibilities. In this increasingly stressful environment, nurses need new ways to make sure they are taking care of themselves so they don't succumb to the physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion of caring for everyone else. Nursing from Within: A Fresh Alternative to Putting Out Fires and Self-Care Workarounds offers the innovative solutions today's nurses need. Although it outlines the problems nurses face, this book is not about trying to change the working environment. Rather, it's about altering inner perspectives. With boundless energy and passion, it addresses an element that's largely missing from nursing self-care programs focusing on diet and health: the spiritual self. Taking a holistic approach that incorporates spiritual and energy principles such as reiki, Nursing from Within teaches you how to connect with your authentic self. The author's enthusiasm is contagious, as she shares proven and effective strategies for creating shifts in your perspective, empowering you to take on the challenges of nursing with a confidence and vitality that will bring the joy back to your chosen profession.

©2014 Elizabeth Scala (P)2015 Elizabeth Scala

Narrator: Jill Sughrue
Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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Jane Doe Overdose

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A story about the substance abuse epidemic with call to action reflecting on possibilities for change from the health care, social, and political standpoints.

©2015 Berta Briones (P)2016 Berta Briones

Narrator: Kay Nazarchyk
Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
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Candida Antidote

Summary

Candida is the most common cause of fungi infections in individuals and is responsible for infections such as oral thrush and so on. Candida cannot be easily diagnosed and you may be from suffering disease such as fog, digestive problems, tiredness, and illness as a result of conditions doctor cannot diagnose. You may have a strange illness that neither natural remedies nor drugs are unable to cure, you may be suffering from intestinal candida and yeast infection for many years. Do not worry this guide will show you everything you need to know about candida and how to get rid of serious candida infection, you will also discover how candida infection works and how to eradicate candida and its symptoms. You will discover the various types of candida infection including how to diagnose and treat them. Get your copy today and end Candida infection today.

©2019 Ruth Copeland (P)2020 Ruth Copeland

Narrator: Trevor Clinger
Length: 18 mins
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A Lucky Life Interrupted

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From Tom Brokaw, the best-selling author of The Greatest Generation, comes a powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change - a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy, and lucky life. Tom Brokaw has led a fortunate life, with a strong marriage and family, many friends, and a brilliant journalism career culminating in his 22 years as anchor of the NBC Nightly News and as best-selling author. But in the summer of 2013, when back pain led him to the doctors at the Mayo Clinic, his run of good luck was interrupted. He received shocking news: He had multiple myeloma, a treatable but incurable blood cancer. Friends had always referred to Brokaw's "lucky star", but as he writes in this inspiring memoir, "Turns out that star has a dimmer switch." Brokaw takes us through all the seasons and stages of this surprising year, the emotions, discoveries, setbacks, and struggles - times of denial, acceptance, turning points, and courage. After his diagnosis, Brokaw began to keep a journal, approaching this new stage of his life in a familiar role: as a journalist, determined to learn as much as he could about his condition, to report the story, and help others facing similar battles. That journal became the basis of this wonderfully written memoir, the story of a man coming to terms with his own mortality, contemplating what means the most to him now, and reflecting on what has meant the most to him throughout his life. Brokaw also pauses to look back on some of the important moments in his career: memories of Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the morning of September 11, 2001, in New York City, and more. Through it all, Brokaw writes in the warm, intimate, natural voice of one of America's most beloved journalists, giving us Brokaw on Brokaw, and bringing us with him as he navigates pain, procedures, drug regimens, and physical rehabilitation.

©2015 Tom Brokaw (P)2015 Random House Audio

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Author: Tom Brokaw
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
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Stuck

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Vaccine reluctance and refusal are no longer limited to the margins of society. Debates around vaccines' necessity - along with questions around their side effects - have gone mainstream, blending with geopolitical conflicts, political campaigns, celebrity causes, and "natural" lifestyles to win a growing number of hearts and minds. Today's anti-vaccine positions find audiences where they've never existed previously. Stuck examines how the issues surrounding vaccine hesitancy are, more than anything, about people feeling left out of the conversation. A new dialogue is long overdue, one that addresses the many types of vaccine hesitancy and the social factors that perpetuate them. To do this, Stuck provides a clear-eyed examination of the social vectors that transmit vaccine rumors, their manifestations around the globe, and how these individual threads are all connected.

©2020 Oxford University Press (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Chloe Cannon
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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Passages in Caregiving

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"I didn't expect this." No one really expects it, but at some time or another, just about everyone has been—or will be—responsible for giving care, for a sustained period, to someone close to them. Gail Sheehy, who has chronicled every major turning point for 20th-century Americans, as well as reported on everything from politics to sexuality, knows firsthand the trials, fears, and rare joys of caregiving. In Passages in Caregiving, she takes you by the hand and shows you that you will get through this, and you will do the right things. Sheehy identifies eight crucial stages of caregiving and offers insight for successfully navigating each one. With empathy and intelligence, backed by formidable research, and interspersed with poignant stories of her experience and that of other successful caregivers, Passages in Caregiving addresses the needs of this enormous and growing group. It is sure to become the touchstone for this challenging yet deeply rewarding period in your life journey. Providing invaluable advice and guidance, this book examines the arc of caregiving from the first signs of trouble. Sheehy answers the most important questions to consider: How serious is it? What do I ask the doctor? How will this be paid for? What are our options? At the same time she offers new tips and strategies that you won't find anywhere else. Most important, however, Passages in Caregiving points out that you don't have to be alone in this process. Included are countless resources and names of advocacy groups that are there to help even the most complicated of situations, many of which are woefully underutilized. With Gail Sheehy as your guide, Passages in Caregiving is sure to help turn a stressful, life-altering situation into a journey that can be safely navigated and from which everyone can benefit. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 G. Merritt Corp. (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Gail Sheehy
Author: Gail Sheehy
Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
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Il diritto di morire

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Il mondo cambia velocemente, la tecnologia trasforma le nostre abitudini quotidiane, anche le più consolidate. La morale da un lato e le leggi dall'altro faticano a tenere il passo. Eppure, certi temi, certe questioni ci impongono una riflessione attenta, puntuale, veloce. Dacia Maraini, una delle più note e apprezzate scrittrici di oggi, dialoga in questo piccolo, densissimo e illuminante audiolibro con il giurista Claudio Volpe sulla delicata questione del "fine vita". È ammissibile che una persona decida di morire, a prescindere dalla sua condizione fisica e di salute? La libertà di togliersi la vita può essere considerata una libertà degna? Si tratta di un diritto che, in estremo, può essere sancito da una legge, tenendo conto che comunque la Costituzione afferma che "nessuno può essere obbligato a un determinato trattamento sanitario" e che mai è consentito "violare i limiti imposti dal rispetto della persona umana"? Dalle parole di Maraini e Volpe emergono molti spunti di riflessione, anche suscitati dalla cronaca di ogni giorno. Muovendosi fra il mondo giuridico-normativo e quello delle testimonianze dirette, della letteratura e della mitologia antica, "Il diritto di morire", con parole semplici e un tono sempre riguardoso, perfino commovente, aiuta l'ascoltatore a ragionare senza pregiudizi di sorta, sempre al riparo dal luogo comune, su un tema cruciale della nostra contemporaneità.

©2018 Società Editrice Milanese (P)2019 Audible Studios

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The BIG Book on Bariatric Surgery: Living Your Best Life After Weight Loss Surgery

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Weight loss surgery is a big deal, but it is only an early step in your weight loss journey. The long-term weight loss journey begins after the surgery, and it lasts for a lifetime. The Big Book on Bariatric Surgery: Living Your Best Life After Weight Loss Surgery is your guide to losing weight and living a healthy life long after you are discharged from the hospital and are on your own. This audiobook takes a realistic approach to life after weight loss surgery. In a friendly and helpful tone, the audiobook provides practical advice on getting through everyday tasks, such as planning meals, getting enough protein, taking the right nutritional supplements, and developing an exercise program. It also suggests strategies for staying motivated day in and day out, communicating better with friends and family, and having fun at family gatherings, on vacations, and during other special events without getting off track. The Big Book on Bariatric Surgery is easy to read and conversational, but packed with indispensable information and ideas for success after weight loss surgery. The book targets recent weight loss surgery patients, weight loss surgery veterans, and those considering weight loss surgery. The book includes these features. Written by Alex Brecher, a weight loss surgery patient and advocate who has successfully lost 100 pounds and kept it off for over 10 years. Co-authored by Natalie Stein, a nutritionist and expert in weight loss strategies. Easy high-protein recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts, with plenty of suggestions for modifications and variations. Food lists and sample menus to make meal planning easy. Step-by-step guides to meal planning and developing an exercise program. Tips for eating at restaurants, parties, and while traveling. How to stay motivated and break through plateaus.

©2014 Alex Brecher (P)2015 Alex Brecher

Narrator: Dave McCormick
Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
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The Breastfeeding Book, Revised Edition

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A fully revised edition of the Dr. Sears guide to breastfeeding, a perennial favorite for parents for nearly two decades From pediatric experts Martha Sears, RN, and William Sears, MD, The Breastfeeding Book offers comprehensive, reassuring, authoritative information on:  How to start breastfeeding  Increasing your milk supply  Breastfeeding when working away from home  Pumps and other technology associated with breastfeeding  Making sure your nursing baby gets optimum nutrition, including the most recent information about the importance of omega-3 fatty acids and "milk-oriented microbiota"  Nutrition and fitness for moms  Nighttime breastfeeding  Breastfeeding and fertility  Toddler nursing and weaning  Special circumstances  And much more Breastfeeding contributes to nurturing a smarter and healthier baby, and a healthier and more intuitive mommy. Isn't that what every child needs, and every parent wants? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Martha Sears, RN, and William Sears, MD (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
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Staying Alive

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Discover how to thrive and live better for longer. By the time we turn 60 most of us will still have one-third of our lives to live. How well we live these years will depend on our health: are we agile and disease-free? Or dependent on medication and physical assistance? In Staying Alive, you'll discover the science on how you can avoid or manage the major diseases that impact us as we age, including heart health, diabetes and dementia, and boost your everyday behaviours to improve your enjoyment of life. Specialist Australian geriatrician Dr Kate Gregorevic clearly outlines key lifestyle-enhancing strategies for nutrition, exercise, cognitive and emotional health and the positive impact they will have as you age. Easy to understand and based on the latest research, this is the day-to-day lifestyle guide you need to benefit you now and into a long and healthy future.

©2020 Dr. Kate Gregorevic (P)2020 Macmillan Australia Audio

Narrator: Louise Crawford
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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