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121. CT and MR Imaging of the Whole Body (2-Volume Set)
by John R. Haaga, Charles F. Lanzieri, Robert C. Gilkeson
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Catlog: Book (2002-12-02)
Publisher: C.V. Mosby
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent. A necessary reference book for generalists.
Concise, and image intense discussions are to the point yet encompass all necessary details. Excellent resident review book and excellent for the generalist in practice. Highly recommended. ... Read more

122. The Medical Interview: Mastering Skills for Clinical Practice
by John L., Md. Coulehan, Marian R., MD Block
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Catlog: Book (2001-04-01)
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Average Customer Review: 3.25 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent manual for all healthcare provoders
Many clinicians confuse conversation skills (which most people have) with professional communication skills (which most have had little formal training in at all).
The cinicians in our practice have found it helpful in becoming more patient-centered in the goals setting process. The payoff being that patients who are more involved in their goal setiing and treatment planning are usually are more adherent to their treatment plan and demonstrate better outcomes. The book does a good job describing the difference between the traditional clinician-centered interview proceess and the patient-centered interview process and helping us blend the two. It does a particularly good job at giving strategies of how to work with various types of patients, i.e. the reticent, passive, overly talkative etc..
Strong in the fundamentals. Practical.
Highly recommended

2-0 out of 5 stars Not really necessary
If you've ever held a conversation with another human, you don't need this book.

1-0 out of 5 stars This books sucks
This book is a piece of doody. DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK. It seems as if it was written for robots to teach them how to interact with human patients. If you have any social skills whatsoever, you do not need to buy this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent book for an introduction of the subject to medical students. Gives many examples of interviews that are very helpful. Rapid reading. ... Read more

123. Ethics : Theory and Contemporary Issues (with InfoTrac)
by Barbara MacKinnon
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Catlog: Book (2003-05-19)
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Through a combination of the illuminating overviews composed by the editor and readings drawn from important traditional and contemporary sources, MacKinnon's ETHICS provides students with an introduction to both ethical theory and the moral debates surrounding a variety of contemporary issues. Edited with the intention of providing reader friendly, but not superficial, access to many complex concepts, ETHICS is a comprehensive and clear-sighted introduction to both the general and specific guises ethical deliberation is obliged to take. ... Read more

124. Review of Radiological Physics
by Walter Huda, Richard M. Slone
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Catlog: Book (2002-12)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Superb and essential for physics boards
Using Huda as my primary source along with multiple years of Raphex questions and a single set of San Antonio review questions, I was able to do very well on the physics boards.

I would strongly recommend purchasing this book as all the material it contains is HIGH yield on the physics boards. Well-organized, concise, and easy to read.

5-0 out of 5 stars All you need for physics for boards
Huda, raphex and old questions are all you need. In that order. Even the fine print and tables in HUDA should be memorized.

4-0 out of 5 stars Slight correction
There is a seperate chapter in radiation safety, however this information is also scattered throughout the text. I would have preferred for all the material to be stuck in one section. Other people may prefer differently, but I find it difficult to remember all the factoids and magic numbers. Maybe a compromise solution would be a quick index section at the end listing all the "must know" numbers and formulas.

4-0 out of 5 stars Best for ABR by default
It's certainly a managable size, but it's going to be difficult to pick up if your program doesn't offer any form of formal physics training. There are a fair number of annoying typos, the worst being incorrect choice answers (3 alone in the nukes section). It doesn't go into enough depth about radiation biology and safety, which has been recently emphasized on the most recent ABR exams and deserves it's own chapter in the text. All the same there's really nothing else out on the market of similar size. Bushberg is far more comprehensive but also intimadating in size, and most residents are not going to devote that much time to reading that text. There's enough clinically relevant material to drown in without wasting precious reading time to bulk up for a test that most people consider a nuisance and a money shakedown by the ABR. 900 bucks for a meaningless test. It would make the Mob blush.

5-0 out of 5 stars Review of Radiological Physics
The second edition of this text is a must have book for any Radiology Resident or Medical Physicist. Each topic's review is very comprehensive and written to the point. This text should be used by Residents and Medical Physicist prior to taking their certification exams. There are questions at the end of each chapter's subject and there are two mock board exams that will help the resident or physicist identify his or her weaknesses. ... Read more

125. Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking with Bonus CD 8e+case Studies to Accompany B
by Lynn S. Bickley
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126. Classic Cases in Medical Ethics: Accounts of Cases That Have Shaped Medical Ethics, with Philosophical, Legal, and Historical Backgrounds
by GregoryPence, Gregory Pence
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Catlog: Book (2003-07-15)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This collection provides an in depth look at the real cases defining the field of medical ethics. A popular text among teachers and students alike, the book contains much more detail than most other casebooks, enriching each famous (or infamous) case with important background, history and context. In addition, it illuminates each case with a discussion of the pertinent philosophical theories and ethical issues behind it. The second edition has been substantially changed and updated, with three completely new chapters and significant revision to all of the other chapters. CLASSIC CASES IN MEDICAL ETHICS is a natural complement to Pence's CLASSIC WORKS IN MEDICAL ETHICS. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A fine job of writing for a difficult topic!
I am researching bioethics and especially eugenics in the United States as far as it concerns the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing. Because I work in the university bookstore, I went to see what the classes which teach bioethics are using for textbooks. Dr. Pence's books were being used, and as I looked through them, I could see he dealt with many of the topics I am concerned with...allocations of scarce resources, infant non-treatment on the basis of disability, and the worth that our society puts on the life of someone with a disability. (Nice story about a Deaf-mute who wasn't informed he was going to be the experiment for piggybacking a chimp heart).

Dr. Pence is an excellent writer. This book was an easy and interesting read. It told details concerning prominent cases that I didn't know, and he gives the references to everything, so that makes my research much easier.

Again, this is one of those books that is a must-read for medical students, anyone in public health, educators, and the disabled. Knowledge is power. We can only protect ourselves in the medical community when we know about the conflicts of interests that doctors and researchers face, and how ethicists and politicians perceive not only the disabled, but everyone. In this new world where the Human Genome Project is almost finished, and doctors are already clamoring for testing of all newborns (and fetuses), and there are no protective laws on the books against is very apparent we may possibly have another eugenic movement on our hands. It is up to all of us as informed readers to read someone like Pence and get involved with legislation to stop this from occurring again. Karen Sadler, Science Education, University of Pittsburgh

5-0 out of 5 stars Best way to start reading about medical ethics
I'm no medical ethicist, but this is the best book to start on. Its got lots of stories, cases in great detail, and most important, updates of cases 10 years old. Be sure you don't get stuck bying one of the old, out/of/date editions. I learned lots about Barney Clar, Karen Quinlan, and Louise Bronw. Pence is a little outta control on cloning,but the chapter on the Tuskegee Syphilis study is a classic studied by researchers at NIH.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent text...
I used this text first as a student in a Bioethics course, and later as a Teaching Assistant for the same course. The book is interesting, well-written and very comprehensive in its approach to medical ethics. Though some of the material is becoming outdated (ie: Pence asserts in the book that there isn't a need to include a discussion of cloning, as it is impossible/improbable,) the text is still extremely useful. I highly recommend this book, both for enjoyment reading and for academic purposes.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best way to begin studying bioethics
We used this book in my medical school class and I enjoyed it very much. Pence came to Illinois this year to debate human cloning and I was impressed with him. I especially liked this book because you get all the details and context of the cases (we also used another book on principles and theories, which was pretty boring). If you only read two chapters, read the one on Karen Quinlan and the one on the Tuskegee syphilis study. Both blew my mind. ... Read more

127. Bad BLood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, Revised Edition
by James H. Jones, Jones
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Catlog: Book (1993-01-15)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A Shocking Medical Experiment in the American South
This book was excellent and informative. However, readers should know that it is written in a research style, almost like a text book (sometimes putting the reader to sleep-and the reason I am only rating it four stars), as opposed to being written by an investigative reporter (and reading like a thriller). The book is extremely well documented. The author was intimately involved with helping lawyer Gray (Rosa Parks' lawyer) prosecute the case against the federal government, by providing much of the documentation given in this book. He began work on the book while a student in Harvard's bioethics program in 1972, and only subsequently becoming involved with lawyer Gray.

The book is a complete history from the conception of the experiment, until its termination, including the viewpoints of ALL participants. In addition to learning about the experiment itself, I learned a lot about life in the rural American South, which I had not previously known, and a lot about the disease of syphilis that I hadn't known. Some examples: I didn't know that 30-40 percent of blacks in the rural South were infected, nor that the disease crosses the placental barrier, which caused a lot of syphilitic babies. The book includes pictures of syphilitic skin lesions, and discusses multiple complications of the late stages of the disease.

The book also delves into the moral and racial issues extensively. There is an updated chapter at the end comparing the syphilis crisis to the AIDS crisis, and discusses why so many blacks are distrustful of doctors and hospitals-this experiment simply being one of the most recent examples of how this segment of our society as lied to, and taken advantage of.

What was MOST shocking to me about this book was that I was born in 1955, and this experiment continued into the mid-1970's. The FIRST time it was questioned on moral grounds was about 1962, and throughout the 60's, most doctors did not even QUESTION the morality! The story was broken the same day as Sargent Shiver's having obtained psychiatric counseling-the latter story I heard about extensively, and the former not at all! Before buying this book, I had never even heard of this medical experiment, and I just can't believe things like this were taking place IN
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA until the mid-1970's!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars or, How racism permeates...
I am not a doctor, a researcher nor an ethicist. I am an African American woman who grew up in southern Virginia, has heard off-the-cuff references to the Tuskegee incident almost all of my conscious-life, and finally wanted to read its details. While I agree with one reviewer who pointed out that the text does not read like a "thriller," I found the writing easy to understand as an indictment of racism whether systemically or individually manifest. I appreciate that the author took great care to provide a general framework of how people respond to the medical establishment (e.g. "follow the doctor's orders") while also detailing the way by which the doctors deliberately manipulated that trust to ensure the compliance of rural black men and black members of the profession. The latter is important - the author shows compliance and allegiance among the black medical officials who were pulled into the experiment, subtly encouraged by monetary or status rewards. I also like how the author painstakingly pulled together the text of meetings, memos and memoirs to show how bureaucracy, tradition and group think work to create racist outcomes - it suggested a universality to it, not a "only in the medical establishment" or "only in the South" version of events. And the author's telling of how all the institutions and individuals, when caught, backpedaled or otherwise covered up their role in the experiment was just amazing... Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars It Should Not Have Happened Here!
I own two copies of this important book. One to loan out to friends who believe that such a thing could not happen here in the United States, and, another copy to keep safely tucked away in my personal library.

If the victims of this "Medical Experiment" had been Jewish and the perpetrators had been German, the entire workforce of the US Public Health Service would be tracked down and suitably punished for their "Crimes Against Humanity". Sound like a sily analogy? The Nazi's came to power in 1932, the same year this experiment was begun by the US National Health Service. The Nazi's were defeated in 1945, whereas, this experiment really did not end until the 1970's! Each year, the US government spends millions of Tax Payer dollars to track down ex-Nazi's for crimes committed in a foreign country while the National Health Service retiree's collect Tax Payer dollars in the form of pensions even though they denied proper medical treatment for US citizens!

Now, there is AIDS. People with African ancestory are genetically far more succeptable to AIDS than any one else. After reading this book, one wonders.....

5-0 out of 5 stars Ethics of Human Experimentation
Jones has written an outstanding book which will likely make all readers question the ethics of human experimentation and why doctors choose the patients they do. The book covers the history of the Tuskeegee experiment, a study of the effects of untreated syphilis, or "bad blood," on poor black men in the South, from the 1930's to the 1970's. All of the players in the story, from the doctors, to the nurses, to the patients themselves are discussed in outstanding detail.

The syphilis study was unquestioned when it began, as many doctors did not render treatment for syphilis, which could often be much worse than the cure. However, the experiment continued for almost forty years after the development of penicillin, which would have provided a ready cure for most of the subjects and not risk exposing their wives and children to infection. The experimenters took a great deal of trouble to ensure that their patients did not receive effective treatment for syphilis anywhere. The book's additional chilling reminder is that, on top of all the human suffering caused by this study, it had no scientific value whatsoever, as many of the subjects had been treated in some way, and there were other studies on the effects of syphilis.

The concluding chapter is newly written to detail the linkages between the Tuskeegee experiment and the current AIDS crisis. This chapter discusses the reasons why many American blacks think the virus is targeted towards their communities.

5-0 out of 5 stars A treasure, beautifully written
I loved the loving care with which this book was written. The horror of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study was that there truly was no evil intent on the part of the doctors involved, and all believed that the "patients" truly benefitted, receiving health care they otherwise would not have received for other ailments that they could not have afforded treatment for otherwise. In fact, the Tuskegee "patients" received health care for aches and pains that neither their neighbors nor even their wives and children were able to access, because of their "privileged" status as part of the "government study." Placing the story squarely in the context of its time, Jones does not excuse those who bear the responsibility for the choices they made regarding the men involved in the study, but attempts to explain to the best of his ability why those in authority made the decisions they made, even to the point of placing a black nurse in the pivotal position of overseeing the consistency of the study and maintaining contact with the study "subjects" while the doctors themselves were rotated every year as part of their own "educational" history. Even Tuskegee itself was run by black doctors who chose to look the other way when they knew, had to know, the detrimental decisions that were being made. That is how power works. That is how it worked then, and that is how it works today. Is it because of Tuskegee that the Public Health System lacks credibility? Or is it because of the ongoing and persistent ignorance and incompetence of the Public Health System itself? The system is infested with politics, funding fiascos and unethical practices. It didn't start with Tuskegee, and it certainly didn't end there. This is a very important part of the story, and should be mandated reading for anyone who wants to understand the controverted manipulations of the Public Health System. It is only the beginning, however. Don't stop there. ... Read more

128. The Needs of the Dying : A Guide For Bringing Hope, Comfort, and Love to Life's Final Chapter
by David Kessler
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Catlog: Book (2000-10-01)
Publisher: Perennial Currents
Sales Rank: 31812
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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In gentle, compassionate language, The Needs of the Dying helps us through the last chapter of our lives. Author David Kessler has identified key areas of concern: the need to be treated as a living human being, the need for hope, the need to express emotions, the need to participate in care, the need for honesty, the need for spirituality, and the need to be free of physical pain. Examining the physical and emotional experiences of life-challenging illnesses, Kessler provides a vocabulary for communication with doctors, with hospital staff, and with each other, and-at a time when the right words are exceedingly difficult to find-he helps readers find a way to say good-bye. Using comforting and touching stories, including new accounts about Michael Landon and Anthony Perkins, he provides information to help us meet the needs of a loved one at this important time in our lives. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars a guide in life's final chapter
The Needs of the Dying addresses the physical and emotional needs of the terminally ill. It is an easy to read guide that examines what the dying need for a peaceful death. This book is appropriate for family and friends of the dying. It expresses what the dying would want us to understand about their journey but could not tell us.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book was a wonderful gift
I bought this book when my Dad was entering into the final few months of his life and I wanted to go through this final chapter of his life with him in a meaningful way. David Kessler provides information on the needs of the dying in a kind, compassionate and truthful way. I find knowledge to be comforting and grounding. If you do also, this book will be a special gift to yourself.

I bought this book because my mother is dying and I needed to know more. Kessler has a wonderful way of delivering this knowledge. He is thorough in imparting this knowledge and does so with total compassion for the dying and the living. I underscored many passages in this work and especially appreciated someone telling me (chapter 8) what can I expect in the way of physical signs as mom goes through the dying process. This book is very user friendly having a very readable quality. I strongly recommend it!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Godsend.
A must-read for anyone who is experiencing the death of a loved one. This book really helps you understand what your father or mother or other loved one is experiencing, and gives you practical suggestions for how to deal with all the emotions YOU might be experiencing. Beautifully written and easy to read without a bunch of psycho-babble.

Thank you David Kessler.

5-0 out of 5 stars Give to friends dealing with family final illnesses
As a baby boomer, I have more and more friends dealing with their own illnesses or with the terminal illnesses of their friends and parents. I have ordered a stock of Mr. Kessler's book to give to them. It offers helpful advice on how to communicate in a compassionate and loving way--whether you are suffering from your own illness and trying to find a way to talk about it or trying to talk to dying friends or family. It is extraordinarily difficult to know how to approach the subject of dying--this book is a godsend. ... Read more

129. Making an Exit : A Mother-Daughter Drama with Alzheimer's, Machine Tools, and Laughter
by Elinor Fuchs
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Frank and funny, an unexpected love story of a once-resentful daughter, a self-centered mother, and a ten-year battle with Alzheimer's

At a time when such things were uncommon, Elinor Fuchs's mother, Lillian, divorced her husband, took back her maiden name, left young Elinor to be raised by grandparents, and moved, alone, to Washington, D.C. She traveled the world selling automotive equipment and paramilitary gear to foreign governments, gave fabulous parties, and "in any given room, took up all the air there was." With her stunning looks and financial drive, Lillian was a figure to admire, not a mother to love. Shunted aside, Fuchs determined early to despise her mother's values and, once in college, to keep her distance.

Making an Exit is the affecting account of what happened afterward, during the last years of Lillian's life. Following her mother's diagnosis with Alzheimer's, Fuchs finds herself in the role of caretaker. She begins to supervise her mother's life; then as the disease progresses, she becomes her mother's mother-dressing her, bathing her, feeding her. Lil changes, too-filled with new warmth, the word "love" now regularly crosses her lips. And through the fantastic poetry in the disintegration of Lillian's language, Fuchs comes to know her mother in a way she never did as a child.

In pitch-perfect prose, Making an Exit paints a picture of a parent's decline that is not the conventional narrative of aging and loss, but a story of discovery and devotion. "The last ten years," writes Fuchs, "they were our best."
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5-0 out of 5 stars A treat and a tonic...
This is a wonderful book. It's about a downer subject-Alzheimer's---but manages to be funny, inspiring, hopeful and informative about the process of AD. Other reviewers are right---it is a page turner.
So what an achievement---an upbeat, engrossing book about a human tragedy. I've read a lot of first person accounts about the dementia of a relative and this is the best. It should become a classic. And now the author Fuchs, who teaches at the Yale School of Drama, should make a play of this.

5-0 out of 5 stars outstanding
Laughter is the key to surviving a mother with Altzheimers.This story is so full of laughter and love that it eases the pain of the adventure, maybe not while its going on, but certainly after the "exit." It's a non-stop read at any stage of the experience even if you got along with your mother just fine.

5-0 out of 5 stars surprisingly funny as well as moving
Both Lil's story and the story of her daughter Elinor (the author/narrator) are enthralling.This is a funny, fast-paced, dramatic book, which captures deep emotions (the pain of a parent's illness, the growing love between mother and daughter) yet is always entertaining.A provocative meditation on love, loss, and memory, but also a page-turner. ... Read more

130. Health Communication Research
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Catlog: Book (1998-11-30)
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Health communication is a new, rapidly developing, and highly visible subfield in the discipline of communication. This reference carefully evaluates the existing research in health communication and suggests new avenues for research. Among the ten areas discussed are provider/patient communication, communication ethics, communication in health organizations, health campaigns, cultural factors, and teaching communication in medical education. ... Read more

131. Healthcare Ethics in a Diverse Society
by Michael C. Brannigan, JudithBoss
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Catlog: Book (2000-07-28)
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This text/reader performs two tasks:First, it provides a sound, comprehensive introduction to the field of conventional Western medical ethics; second, it introduces readers to cross-cultural perspectives related to these or similar issues. ... Read more

132. Ethical Dimensions In The Health Professions
by Ruth Purtilo
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Carefully written to ensure successful use by all health care professionals, Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions is still the only cross-disciplinary ethics book available. The new 4th edition of this bestselling title helps readers think critically and thoughtfully about ethical decisions they face in practice. Utilizing a unique 6-step decision making process designed by the author, this text provides an expert framework for making for making effective decisions. * Questions and answers are positioned throughout the text to encourage critical thinking and enforce the interactive approach. * Presents Western and non-Western sources of ethical thought, and case studies reflect a diversity of practitioners, settings, and cultures * Discusses traditional normative theories in additional to newer approaches * Features in every chapter include: objectives, new terms and ideas presented in the chapter; a list of topics in the chapter that were introduced in earlier chapters; case stories with diverse practice settings and practitioner types to appeal to a broad audience; summary boxes that synthesize key ideas; reflection boxes with answer blanks to indicate important concepts and encourage students to think critically about the material presented; fill in the blank questions in the text to further knowledge acquisition and retention; a summary paragraph at the end of the chapter; and questions for thought and discussion. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars easy to read!
It really makes you think for yourself given different ethical situations which I think is great! But for beginning learners I think it should also include some helpful outcomes in some of the ethical dilemas..But overall good learning tool! ... Read more

133. What Doctors Don't Tell You: : The Truth About The Dangers Of Modern Medicine
by Lynne McTaggart
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Americans have become so accustomed to following doctors' orders that many prescriptions, medical tests, and surgical procedures are accepted without question. This blind faith can be dangerous! Modern medicine offers us a wide range of powerful treatments for ailments large and small. But did you know that some common "cures" come with serious, life-threatening risks, or may do nothing at all? This book contains much more vital information you need to know to take charge of your health--before you see your doctor. Includes information on: cholesterol-lowering medications; high-strength asthma inhalers; steroids; antibiotics; and Ritalin.

Some startling facts you should know:

  • Some sholesterol-lowering medications can actually increase your chances of dying.

  • The rise in asthma deaths may be linked to high-strength inhalers.

  • In some cases, it's safer to do nothing than have surgery for prostate cancer.

  • Steroids, now widely prescribed for many minor conditions, can cause immediate, permanent, debilitating damage.

  • Bone scans to screen for osteoporosis are imprecise, often inaccurate, and may not signify anything.

  • In the overwhelming majority of cases, antibiotics are prescribed for conditions they cannot treat.

  • Ritalin, taken by as many as a million American children, has questionable benefits, numerous side effects, and a high potential for addiction or abuse.<

  • The U.S. Natinoal Institutes of Health estimate that 90% of patients who undergo bypass surgery receive almost no benefits.

  • and much more vital information you need to know--before you see your doctor.

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2-0 out of 5 stars Too shrill and hysterical
As director of an organization concerned with medical error, I'm acutely aware of the hazards. There is some useful information in this book, but too much of the time it is over-the-top. The author latches onto dubious and lurid sources; anything that will bolster her thesis, no matter how questionable. It is impossible for the typical reader to sort out the credible information from the nonsense. The book is so extreme that it tends to discredit the effort to inform consumers about medical risks.

5-0 out of 5 stars Read this before your next medical test or surgery!
From my own reading elsewhere plus less than positive experiences with modern medicine, this book rings true to me. It's very well documented with medical journal articles. Perhaps the most startling fact is that doctors discuss among themselves the dangers and ineffectiveness of much of modern medicine without changing their practices or informing the public -- maddening! I know from my own experience of the dangers of the overuse of antibiotics, just one of the areas McTaggart addresses. I'm suffering (now in my forties) for my family doctor's decision to put me on tetracycline for acne when I was a teenager. I think I was on it for a couple of years before getting my first vaginal yeast infection. Now I have chronic systemic candida (yeast) overgrowth and believe me it is tough to shake this. Who knows what other havoc is being wreaked by so-called wonder drugs? McTaggart tells you. Please read this and pass the word. Don't even consider surgery or a drug regimen without reading this book! ... Read more

134. America's Top Doctors 2002: The Best in American Medicine : America's Top Doctors and Hospitals: A Cas Tle Connolly Guide (America's Top Doctors, 2nd ed(Cloth))
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Asin: 1883769272
Catlog: Book (2002-04-01)
Publisher: Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
Sales Rank: 596377
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135. Five Simple Steps to Emotional Healing : The Last Self-Help Book You Will Ever Need
by Gloria Arenson
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Asin: 0743213874
Catlog: Book (2001-12-06)
Publisher: Fireside
Sales Rank: 149453
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Tap Your Troubles Away

It's that simple. Meridian Therapy is a self-healing system that can be learned in minutes and can relieve a lifetime of emotional pain. A cutting-edge technique based on the ancient art of acupressure, it involves stimulating the energy meridians in the body by tapping on specific energy points and awakening their healing power.

In Five Simple Steps to Emotional Healing, noted therapist Gloria Arenson explains the scientific basis of Meridian Therapy and teaches readers the five easy-to-follow steps that will allow them to break free from stress and negative emotions. Meridian Therapy can be practiced any time, anywhere, in order to

Improve performance in sports, work, and the bedroom
Stop the fears that limit activities and ruin relationships
Eliminate the urge to procrastinate
Conquer cravings and compulsions
Heal emotional scars and painful memories
Improve self-esteem
Dissolve panic attacks before they start ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Skeptics . . . put this to the test
This is one simple, yet powerful technique. All you have to do is put it to the test. Somehow the process cuts quickly to the core negative thoughts and can eliminate self sabotaging behavior that is the result of imprisoning beliefs. We all have internalized some misbeliefs along the way, this quickly frees one from those bonds. This is one book that should be in every library.

5-0 out of 5 stars It works, it really works!!!
I wish this book would have come out years ago. Gloria Arenson's approach to healing is fantastic. It is fast, easy and you don't have to wait for days or weeks to feel better. It's truly amazing that you can feel better now. The content is thoughtfully laid out and easy to read. Arenson's approach makes me think that this really could be the last self-help book I ever need!

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
I found this book to be extremely helpful both personally and professionally. It is written clearly so that busy people, such as myself, can use the technique easily. It is down to earth and basic and at the same time explains in a readable fashion, how and why this method works. I am a psychotherapist and teacher and have taught the technique to students and clients, both adult and children. But most of all, I use it on myself often. It has helped me to cut down on my obsession with chocolate. It has helped reduce pain in my back. It has helped me feel much better over a loss I recently suffered. I could go on and on. It almost seems to easy and simple to be true--but it really does work!!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Gargantuan 5 Stars!
Okay, so this shouldn't work. It makes no sense. Meridians? Tapping? Where's the logic? At least, that's what I used to think. I've suffered from agoraphobia and found public speaking impossibly painful. But part of my work requires me to occasionally get up in front of huge groups and either give a talk or sit on a panel. I'd reached the point where I couldn't talk or breathe. I was turning down events, which hurt my business and worried me that I was going to end up so agoraphobic that eventually I wouldn't be able to leave the house. Desperation drove me to try Dr. Arenson's method. I used it in advance for a month, practicing just as she says in the book, imagining my getting up in front of the big audience I was scheduled (terrifyingly) to speak at recently. By the time I got there, I was worried but okay. By the time it was my turn to give the talk, I was still okay (when you're agoraphobic, "okay" is wonderful). When I actually opened my mouth, words came out. I could breathe. Even more amazingly, I actually discovered that I was enjoying myself. What a marvelous feeling. And that's the point. So, I give this book a gargantuan 5 stars. If you want help, it's right here.

5-0 out of 5 stars It really is simple
This technique really works! Don't let the cover fool you this is a great book for both women and men. The book is so easy to understand. The text flows in a logical progression. There are great examples of situations in which people were able to resolve their issue or problem with this technique. I enjoyed reading this book and the technique I learned so much, that I bought several more copies to give to friends. This is one of those "self help" books that actually works! Go ahead make your life better, check out this book. ... Read more

136. NCA Review for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Book with CD-ROM)
by Susan Beck, Susan J. Beck
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Asin: 0781731909
Catlog: Book (2002-05-15)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Sales Rank: 143952
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Now completely revised and updated, the third edition of thiseasy-to-use guide provides all the essentials for certification andrecertification. Written by practicing medical technologists, the textis well-organized and drawn from a wealth of hands-on experience. Theauthors explain everything from what to expect and how answers will bescored to reliable test-taking strategies. Readers will learn toidentify personal strengths and weaknesses. Coverage includes: ClinicalChemistry, Hematology and Hemostasis, Immunohematology, Microbiology,Immunology, and Laboratory Practice -- reflecting the most current NCAcontent outlines. Uniquely designed to help both CLT and CLS candidatesprepare, this handy reference clearly divides each chapter into twosets of review questions and answers -- one set for the CLT exam, oneset for the CLS exam. Correct answers immediately follow the questions,along with any necessary explanations. The helpful Review Tests sectionat the end of the book offers a sampling of both the type and mix ofquestions used on the actual certification exams -- now matching theNCA exam in length and distribution of questions. Full of charts,graphs, and current references for further study, NCA Review for theClinical Laboratory Sciences, Third Edition is the ideal guide tosuccessfully prepare for the NCA exam -- and work confidently in aclinical laboratory. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars not for Mac users!
I purchased this book mainly for the CD test. Too bad for me that nowhere in the reviews does it mention that it can't be used in a Mac! I don't really care for the format of the questions, either - I've purchased much better review guides; especially the CLS Review by Harr (of course, you can't use it's floppy in a Mac, either - that's why I wasted my money on another book) ... Read more

137. Colombo's Tips & Tricks in Interventional Cardiology
by Columbo
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Asin: 1841841250
Catlog: Book (2002-03-08)
Publisher: T&F STM
Sales Rank: 1089614
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Antonio Colombo's Tips and Tricks attempts to summarize in a few sessions a number of practical concepts that, with practice, have guided and advanced the skills of an interventional cardiologist through 15 years in the cath lab. The objective is to convey practical points frequently not discussed in formal presentations. The material and the approach presented on these four CD-ROMs cannot always be defined as 'standard practice': they are an opinionated view of one person. The topics covered in 47 cases are those that Dr Colombo considers most relevant in interventional cardiology. Also included are two appendices: stent selection; and, pharmacology in restenosis prevention. ... Read more

138. The Guides Casebook: Cases to Accompany Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition
by Brigham, Talmage, Ensalada
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Asin: 1579472648
Catlog: Book (2002-05-15)
Publisher: American Medical Association
Sales Rank: 198063
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139. Essential Evidence-Based Medicine
by Dan Mayer
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Asin: 0521540275
Catlog: Book (2004-06-17)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Sales Rank: 545526
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It may seem simple enough to use the best research results to determine the best care for an individual patient, however many medical students and physicians may not have the mathematical background or training to critically evaluate published research. This "user's guide" helps the medical professional to become a more discriminating reader of medical literature, and ultimately better equipped to apply evidence-based medicine in practice. The volume will be an ideal introductory text for medical students and health-care professionals. ... Read more

140. Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines for the Practicing Physician
by Charles H. Adler, J. Eric Ahlskog
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Asin: 0896036073
Catlog: Book (2000-04)
Publisher: Humana Press
Sales Rank: 1059620
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Highly experienced clinician–researchers distill the immense amount of new information now available about movement disorders to create a practice-oriented tutorial for all physicians treating movement disorders. Their book helps physicians to distinguish each disorder, providing a basic understanding of both the test and treatment options needed in active practices, as well as the effective use of the therapeutic recommendations of consulting specialists. The first half of the book is devoted to Parkinson's disease and conditions masquerading as parkinsonism, while the remainder details the recognition and treatment of tremor, dystonia, chorea, myoclonus, tics, gait disorders, the ataxias, conditions resulting in spasms, and restless legs syndrome. In all cases, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines for the Practicing Physician provides sufficient background so that even relatively inexperienced clinicians can readily master the diagnosis and treatment of these neurologic conditions. ... Read more

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