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Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501144318
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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 3rd, 2017

Walker is the rare author who applauds readers who doze off while reading his book. Why? Adequate sleep, Walker persuasively and enthusiastically argues, fends off disease, strengthens immune systems, enhances memory, aids mental acuity, promotes happiness, and is, broadly, infinitely more beneficial than any drug. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374117290
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Published: Scientific American/Farrar Straus and Giroux - October 17th, 2017

Hospitals were overcrowded, gruesome dungeons with filthy surgical procedures through much of the 19th Century. A surgeon named Joseph Lister, by his tireless advocacy of antiseptics, led a momentous, and humane, change in the treatment of the sick. The product Listerine is but a small tribute to a man who devoted his life to healing. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi - Book Review

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By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780812988406
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

Suffering from terminal cancer, neurosurgeon Kalanithi turns to his first love, literature, to create a memoir of live-affirming bravery that is both beautiful and genuinely breathtaking. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Dear Couch, We're Through! by Jenn Benson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780996484237
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Published: Shirespress - August 19th, 2016

Giving up the couch in favor of arduous first-time jogs or frustrating morning drives to the regional gym can be daunting, unpleasant, and seemingly near-impossible. Dear Couch, We're Through! proves that Jenn Benson not only understands this and all the other reasons we tend to resist exercise, but also how our approach to "getting fit" itself impacts what we actually get out of it. With an accessible format, spot-on humor, and plenty of real stories (triumphant and non), beginners and old pros alike can lean on Benson for all the quick advice and long-term strategy you'd expect from a personal trainer. Add it to your gym bag and feel free to mark it up—this is the perfect place to start your year (or month, or week) of exercise! ~Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


Bellevue by David Oshinsky - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780385523363
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Published: Doubleday Books - November 15th, 2016

The story of New York's premiere public hospital.mirrors the tumultuous history of the city in which it is located. Bellevue has never turned away a patient and its physicians and scientists have often been at the forefront of medical research. Battered by political maneuvering and vulnerable to changing times, the hospital has endured as a symbol of mankind's capacity for compassion and care. A fascinating -- oftentimes thrilling -- book that is eminently worthy of its subject. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi - Book Review

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By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780812988406
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

This moving and inspiring memoir was a quick read - because I couldn't put it down! Paul, a neurologist/neuroscientist, has his life cut tragically short by a stage IV lung cancer diagnosis at age 36. It pains my heart to think what this compassionate and driven man might have accomplished had he lived. Well worth the read! ~ Reviewed by Shirley Cagle


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