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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande
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A compassionate look at how the medical industry currently handles aging, terminal illness, and end-of-life issues. Often medical professionals ignore quality of life, or a person's overall well-being, in favor of more treatments. There are no easy... (read more)

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The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition
The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition
by Bill Mollison
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During the many years it was out of print, The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition garnered something of a cult following, while high demand and limited availability drove its price into the hundreds. Thanks to the good folks at Tagari... (read more)

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
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This is an absolutely fascinating account of a line of cells that would proliferate to such a degree that they became immortal. Shaved from a tumor in a poor black woman in the 1950s, cultured without her knowledge, and grown to amazing proportions... (read more)

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On Immunity: An Inoculation
On Immunity: An Inoculation
by Eula Biss
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This slim foray into the contentious world of vaccination is courageous and stunning. In the book's introduction, Biss explains that her project began as an anxious new mother's research into the pros and cons of childhood inoculation, and ballooned into... (read more)

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America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System
America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System
by Steven Brill
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Steven Brill's exposé of our staggeringly complex healthcare system should be required reading for all Americans. America's Bitter Pill clearly delineates the labyrinthine economic and political policies supporting the American healthcare industry,... (read more)

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Mountains beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
Mountains beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
by Tracy Kidder
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Beautifully told, and entirely inspiring, Mountains Beyond Mountains is an exceptional look at the heroic life of Dr. Paul Farmer. Providing health care for hundreds of thousands in a remote, impoverished region of Haiti, Farmer's incomparable dedication... (read more)

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The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)
by Norman Doidge
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You can change your brain! Neuroplasticity is the new gospel for remapping your brain and making real changes to not only the way you think but how your brain is actually wired. Using this new science, medical conditions previously thought of as... (read more)

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Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon
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Andrew Solomon's gorgeous prose is always a pleasure, and this book, 10 years in the making, is his masterpiece. With empathy and grace, Far from the Tree explores the lives of people who are significantly different from their parents and often the rest... (read more)

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Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
by Mary Roach
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In her remarkable debut, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach explored what happens to the body after death, and in the process brought the corpse to glittering life. In her follow up, she stakes out similar terrain. What happens to the... (read more)

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Stretching (20th Anniversary Revised Edition)
Stretching (20th Anniversary Revised Edition)
by Bob Anderson
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"It doesn't require equipment, it's not fancy or exotic, and it feels so good; learn what your cat already knows. This book is the easiest, most accessible guide to stretching I've found. Even sitting at a desk all day can put all sorts of kinks and... (read more)

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Natural Healing Wisdom and Know How: Useful Practices, Recipes, and Formulas for a Lifetime of Health
Natural Healing Wisdom and Know How: Useful Practices, Recipes, and Formulas for a Lifetime of Health
by Amy Rost
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This guide is so comprehensive, you'll never have to Google again. Covering everything from naturopathy and homeopathy to mind-body healing and cures for specific ailments, Natural Healing Wisdom and Know-How is a great reference for natural-healing... (read more)

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Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
by Atul Gawande
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Who among us hasn't trembled at the very prospect of entering a doctor's office? It should give us all comfort, then, that bestselling author, general surgeon, and MacArthur Fellow Atul Gawande has written Better, a book that challenges surgeons to... (read more)

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A Short Guide to a Long Life
A Short Guide to a Long Life
by David B. Agus
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Should you take vitamins? Is caffeine good or bad for you? How often should you exercise? If you're tired of trying to make sense of contradictory studies and new health fads, this quick, refreshingly direct read will give you sound guidance for a longer,... (read more)

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The Wet Engine: Exploring the Mad Wild Miracle of the Heart
The Wet Engine: Exploring the Mad Wild Miracle of the Heart
by Brian Doyle
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Brian Doyle's memoir tells the harrowing story of his young son being diagnosed with a serious heart condition. Through a collection of essays, each touching upon some aspect of his experience, Doyle shows the absolutely horrifying reality of a parent on... (read more)

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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
by Michael Pollan
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True or false: One out of every four items for sale in the average American supermarket contains corn? (Think, think, think...) Believe it or not, it's true. If this unsettles you — or just plain doesn't make sense — pick up a copy of Michael Pollan... (read more)

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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
by Oliver Sacks
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Musicophilia is a fascinating look at music and its effects on our brains. Who but Oliver Sacks could make such a compulsively readable book?... (read more)

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Trigger Point Therapy Workbook 2ND Edition
Trigger Point Therapy Workbook 2ND Edition
by Clair Davies
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If you suffer from chronic pain, you just might find relief with Clair Davies's Trigger Point Therapy Workbook. This self-treatment guide will show you how to treat your own trigger points, which are often a source of chronic pain. Illustrated with many... (read more)

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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
by Mary Roach
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Following her usual template, Mary Roach finds a subject in the scientific community that is equal parts fascinating and scandalous, and writes an extensively researched and thoroughly amusing book about it. Beyond the initial titillation stemming from a... (read more)

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Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis: A Journey to Helath and Healing
Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis: A Journey to Helath and Healing
by Loren M. Fishman, Md
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Studies show that fatigue and other symptoms of MS can be reduced significantly after only six months of yoga! Fishman's Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide for people with symptoms all across the spectrum.... (read more)

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Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--And What You Really Need to Know
Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--And What You Really Need to Know
by Emily Oster
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Expecting Better is the most interesting and useful pregnancy book out there. Most guides give simpering, vague, or scolding instructions, but Oster, a microeconomist, scrutinizes data and research studies and gives women tools to decide for themselves... (read more)

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