Paying Till It Hurts

Author: Elisabeth Rosenthal
Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing
ISBN: 9781524756208
Size: 30.37 MB
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An award-winning New York Times reporter reveals expensive dysfunctions in America's healthcare system, outlining practical guidelines for recognizing misleading information and obtaining the care and pharmaceuticals needed to safeguard ...

America S Bitter Pill

Author: Steven Brill
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812996968
Size: 28.49 MB
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But by chance America’s Bitter Pill ends up being much more—because as Brill was completing this book, he had to undergo urgent open-heart surgery.

Critical Condition

Author: Donald L. Barlett
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780385504553
Size: 31.45 MB
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. . More than 100 million people with inadequate or no medical coverage . . . This may sound like the predicament of a third-world nation, but this is America’s health care reality today.

The Truth About The Drug Companies

Author: Marcia Angell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588362117
Size: 47.31 MB
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Written with fierce passion and substantiated with in-depth research, The Truth About the Drug Companies is a searing indictment of an industry that has spun out of control.

The Patient S Playbook

Author: Leslie D. Michelson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385352298
Size: 15.99 MB
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Along the way you will learn: Why having the right primary care physician will change your life Three things you can do right now to be better prepared when illness strikes The ten must-ask questions at the end of a hospital stay How to ...

Ending Medical Reversal

Author: Vinayak K. Prasad
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421417723
Size: 21.50 MB
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What Dr. Vinayak K. Prasad and Dr. Adam S. Cifu call medical reversal happens when doctors start using a medication, procedure, or diagnostic tool without a robust evidence base—and then stop using it when it is found not to help, or even ...

Being Mortal

Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1627790551
Size: 34.71 MB
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In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, ...

The Woman Behind The New Deal

Author: Kirstin Downey
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385529503
Size: 28.52 MB
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“Kirstin Downey’s lively, substantive and—dare I say—inspiring new biography of Perkins . . . not only illuminates Perkins’ career but also deepens the known contradictions of Roosevelt’s character.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR ...

Overdiagnosed

Author: H. Gilbert Welch
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807022012
Size: 10.36 MB
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From a nationally recognized expert, an exposé of the worst excesses of our zeal for medical testing Going against the conventional wisdom reinforced by the medical establishment and Big Pharma that more screening is the best preventative ...

The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down

Author: Anne Fadiman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429931113
Size: 77.22 MB
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor ...