Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

02 June 2020 | By Beth Macy | Filed in: health care.

Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America s twenty plus year struggle with opioid addiction From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs from disparate cities to once idyllic farm towns it s a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis

Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens

02 June 2020 | By Muhammad H. Zaman | Filed in: health care.

Award winning Boston University educator and researcher Muhammad H Zaman provides a chilling look at the rise of antibiotic resistant superbugs, explaining how we got here and what we must do to address this growing global health crisis.In September 2016, a woman in Nevada became the first known ca

Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom

02 June 2020 | By Katherine Eban | Filed in: health care.

Katherine Eban s Bottle of Lies exposes the deceit behind generic drug manufacturing and the attendant risks for global health Drawing on exclusive accounts from whistleblowers and regulators, as well as thousands of pages of confidential FDA documents, Eban reveals an industry where fraud is rampa

Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

02 June 2020 | By Michael T. Osterholm | Filed in: health care.

A leading epidemiologist shares his powerful and necessary stories from the front lines of our war on infectious diseases and explains how to prepare for global epidemics Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone.Unlike natural disasters, whose destruction is concentrated in a limited area over a

The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop

02 June 2020 | By Adam Kucharski | Filed in: health care.

A deadly virus suddenly explodes into the population A political movement gathers pace, and then quickly vanishes An idea takes off like wildfire, changing our world forever We live in a world that s interconnected than ever before Our lives are shaped by outbreaks of disease, of misinfor

Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History

02 June 2020 | By Jeremy Brown | Filed in: health care.

On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as are we prepared for the next epidemic, shoul

With the End in Mind: Dying, Death, and Wisdom in an Age of Denial

02 June 2020 | By Kathryn Mannix | Filed in: health care.

For readers of Atul Gawande and Paul Kalanithi, a palliative care doctor s breathtaking stories from 30 years spent caring for the dying Modern medical technology is allowing us to live longer and fuller lives than ever before And for the most part, that is good news But with changes in the way

The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness

02 June 2020 | By Sarah Ramey | Filed in: health care.

Sarah Ramey recounts the decade long saga of how a seemingly minor illness in her senior year of college turned into a prolonged and elusive condition that destroyed her health but that doctors couldn t diagnose or treat Worse, as they failed to cure her, they hinted that her devastating symptoms w

The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science

02 June 2020 | By Siddhartha Mukherjee | Filed in: health care.

Essential, required reading 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 n nOver a decade ag

That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour

02 June 2020 | By Sunita Puri | Filed in: health care.

A profound exploration of what it means for all of us to live and to die with dignity and purpose People Magazine n n Visceral and lyrical The Atlantic n nAs the American born daughter of immigrants, Dr Sunita Puri knew from a young age that the gulf between her parents experiences and her own

A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back

02 June 2020 | By Kevin Hazzard | Filed in: health care.

A former paramedic s visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta s mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe n nIn the aftermath of 9 11 Kevin Hazzard felt that something was missing from his life his da

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

02 June 2020 | By Atul Gawande | Filed in: health care.

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should n nThrough eye opening research and gripping s