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Par Jeffrey Meyers. 2009
Dual biographies of playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) and actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962). Traces the couple's disparate family backgrounds and 1956…marriage. Describes Monroe's role as Miller's muse but posits that her psychological problems and feelings of inadequacy led to their divorce after five years. Some descriptions of sex. 2009.
Par Carol Colman, Marianne J Legato. 1992
This guide to caring for the female heart discusses the role estrogen may play in preventing coronary artery disease (CAD)…in premenopausal women. The authors offer recommendations for preventing CAD and other things that can "go wrong," presenting information on exercise, diet, medications, and stress. The changes of the heart during pregnancy are also discussed. 1992.
Par Lynne McTaggart. 2002
The author reveals a radical new biological paradigm - that on our most fundamental level, the human mind and body…are not distinct and separate from their environment, but a pulsating power constantly interacting with this vast energy sea. There may be such a thing as a life force. 2002.
Par Susan P Halpern. 2004
A cancer survivor and psychotherapist addresses how individuals can best respond with sensitivity and compassion to a sick friend or…relative. Demonstrates making a potentially awkward situation more comfortable through effective speech and behaviour. Includes suggestions for talking to children about illness. 2004.
Par Margaret A Somerville. 2000
As science and technology continue to advance, many moral and ethical questions begin to arise. The author, a leading authority…on medicine, ethics and law, presents an examination of the various ethical concerns human society is currently facing. Addressing everything from cloning to genetically modified foods, this volume illuminates some of the most controversial and pressing issues of our time.
Par Rajiv Surendra. 2016
Actor Rajiv Surendra read "Life of Pi", discovered it was being adapted into a major motion picture, and embarked on…a ten-year journey to land the role of a lifetime. But this is not a journey of goals and victories, this is a story of obsessively pursuing a dream, overcoming failure, and finding meaning in life. 2016.
Par Richard Preston. 1994
Preston chronicles human encounters with the Marburg and Ebola viruses, among the most lethal viruses known. He discusses the effects…of the viruses on people infected with them, and suggests that they have emerged as the world's jungles and rain forests have been destroyed. He also describes outbreaks of the viruses, particularly an outbreak of a strain of Ebola among monkeys imported to the United States, and how the outbreak was contained. Strong language and explicit descriptions of violence. 1994.
Par Edward Shorter. 1987
A history of medical advances made in the United States from 1887 to the present, and the relationship among academia,…industry and government that made these advances possible. 1987. Uniform title: Health century (television program)
Par Sylvia Fraser. 2003
Sylvia Fraser recounts her journey to Peru to learn about shamans and ancient practices. The centre of her journey revolves…around learning about ayahuasca, a plant medicine that is said to transport a person from this plane of reality into another one. 2003.
Par Michelle Morgan. 2018
When Marilyn Monroe stepped over a subway grating as The Girl in The Seven Year Itch and let a gust…of wind catch the skirt of her pleated white dress, an icon was born. Before that, the actress was mainly known for a nude calendar and one-dimensional, albeit memorable, characters on the screen. Though she again played a "dumb blonde" in this film and was making headlines by revealing her enviable anatomy, the star was now every bit in control of her image, and ready for a personal revolution. The ripple effects her personal rebellion had on Hollywood, and in trailblazing the way for women that followed, will both surprise and inspire listeners to see Marilyn Monroe in an entirely new light. 2018.
Par Michael Bliss. 1982
The discovery of insulin in 1922 was one of the most significant medical breakthroughs of the century and one of…the most controversial. Bliss examines the research of, and the rivalry within, the team of Banting, Best, Collip, and Macleod.
Par Miriam Shuchman. 2005
In August 1998, a doctor named Nancy Olivieri, working with young people who suffered from a rare blood disorder, discovered…serious problems with an experimental drug manufactured by Apotex. Though her research contract required her to remain silent, she decided she had no choice but to warn the patients involved in the trials, while Apotex reacted by cancelling her research and slamming her reputation. The Olivieri affair spawned two inquiries and multiple lawsuits, which revealed the weaknesses in medical research as well as a story of scientific rivalry and revenge. Some strong language. 2005.
Par R. D Laing. 1990
Par Paul O'Grady. 2010
This is the second book of Paul O'Grady's autobiography. As Paul struggles to get to grips with unexpected fatherhood and…bereavement, he searches high and low for a job that lasts and somehow finds himself getting married in the process. Work takes him from an abattoir to a children's home, from a hospital to a nightclub, and from penthouse to pavement. Along the way, he develops his Lily Savage drag act, tastes the exotic delights of Manila and invades Poland. Includes strong language and violence. 2010.
Par Andrew Lockie, Nicola Geddes, David S Riley. 1995
A consumers' guide to homeopathy, it reveals the key principles and history of homeopathy, and explains how we are categorized…into "constitutional" types according to our physical and emotional characteristics. Including a self-assessment questionnaire, an index of remedies, and ailment charts showing which remedies to take for everyday health problems such as insomnia, anxiety, eczema, and toothaches. 1995.
Par David Waltner-Toews. 2007
All the big killer diseases - measles, tuberculosis, and smallpox - have come to us from animals and have decided…they like us better. Other diseases, such as rabies, poker players' pneumonia, and dum-dum fever, visit us now and then, but they really prefer their animal homes, while "emerging" diseases, like mad cow disease, SARS, and avian flu, have dropped in to check us out; but we don't know whether they will take up permanent residence or if they are just passing through. Presents the various groups of animal diseases, explains what it is about our lifestyle and our environment that encourages them to visit, and offers suggestions for how to keep them at bay. 2007.
Par Charles Graeber. 2018
Charles Graeber details the discovery of cancer's secret weakness, and how a new generation of scientists finally cracked the code…on how the human immune system can fight and beat the disease. 2018.
Par Barry Wittenstein. 2018
Earle Dickson and his new bride Josephine begin their lives together. The end. (Not really. There's more.) Josephine has a…proclivity for injuring herself. Earle attaches cotton to long strips of adhesive tape, telling Josephine to cut off a length when she needs one. Since Earle works as a cotton buyer at Johnson and Johnson, he shares his idea. They're a big hit. The end. (Again, not really!) After a few false starts (much like the hilarious "the end"s in this story), the Band-Aid is developed and becomes a massive hit. The end. (Really.). Grades K-3. 2018.
In this course, Howard University professor John K. Young takes audiences through the microscope on a journey of discovery into…the world of cells and tissues, where a complex scheme of activity is taking place all the time, literally just beneath the surface. 2007.
Par Shirley MacLaine. 2000
The Camino has been traveled for centuries by 'saints, sinners, generals, misfits, kings and queens'. MacLaine walked with the same…intent: to find spiritual meaning and resolution to conflicts in Self. Her account is a personal story with enormous adventure, a smattering of flashbacks to previous lives, and a hefty serving of cosmic revelations. 2000.