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Cutting for Stone

By Abraham Verghese
  • ISBN Code: : 0307372081
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 218
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : cutting-for-stone.pdf

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International Bestseller A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel — an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home. Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death in childbirth and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics — their passion for the same woman — that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him — nearly destroying him — Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him. An unforgettable journey into one man’s remarkable life, and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others.

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The Brain That Changes Itself

By Norman Doidge
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101147113
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 783
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“Fascinating. Doidge’s book is a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain.”—Oliver Sacks, MD, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge’s inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.

Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults

By National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 0309309980
  • Total of Pages : 502
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 670
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Young adulthood - ages approximately 18 to 26 - is a critical period of development with long-lasting implications for a person's economic security, health and well-being. Young adults are key contributors to the nation's workforce and military services and, since many are parents, to the healthy development of the next generation. Although 'millennials' have received attention in the popular media in recent years, young adults are too rarely treated as a distinct population in policy, programs, and research. Instead, they are often grouped with adolescents or, more often, with all adults. Currently, the nation is experiencing economic restructuring, widening inequality, a rapidly rising ratio of older adults, and an increasingly diverse population. The possible transformative effects of these features make focus on young adults especially important. A systematic approach to understanding and responding to the unique circumstances and needs of today's young adults can help to pave the way to a more productive and equitable tomorrow for young adults in particular and our society at large. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults describes what is meant by the term young adulthood, who young adults are, what they are doing, and what they need. This study recommends actions that nonprofit programs and federal, state, and local agencies can take to help young adults make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood. According to this report, young adults should be considered as a separate group from adolescents and older adults. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults makes the case that increased efforts to improve high school and college graduate rates and education and workforce development systems that are more closely tied to high-demand economic sectors will help this age group achieve greater opportunity and success. The report also discusses the health status of young adults and makes recommendations to develop evidence-based practices for young adults for medical and behavioral health, including preventions. What happens during the young adult years has profound implications for the rest of the life course, and the stability and progress of society at large depends on how any cohort of young adults fares as a whole. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults will provide a roadmap to improving outcomes for this age group as they transition from adolescence to adulthood.

In Defense of Food

By Michael Pollan
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101147385
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 622
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#1 New York Times Bestseller from the author of How to Change Your Mind, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and Food Rules Food. There's plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it? Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see to become. With In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.

Neurological, Psychiatric, and Developmental Disorders

By Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Committee on Nervous System Disorders in Developing Countries
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 9780309170932
  • Total of Pages : 458
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 982
  • Pdf File: neurological-psychiatric-and-developmental-disorders.pdf

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Brain disordersâ€"neurological, psychiatric, and developmentalâ€"now affect at least 250 million people in the developing world, and this number is expected to rise as life expectancy increases. Yet public and private health systems in developing countries have paid relatively little attention to brain disorders. The negative attitudes, prejudice, and stigma that often surround many of these disorders have contributed to this neglect. Lacking proper diagnosis and treatment, millions of individual lives are lost to disability and death. Such conditions exact both personal and economic costs on families, communities, and nations. The report describes the causes and risk factors associated with brain disorders. It focuses on six representative brain disorders that are prevalent in developing countries: developmental disabilities, epilepsy, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and stroke. The report makes detailed recommendations of ways to reduce the toll exacted by these six disorders. In broader strokes, the report also proposes six major strategies toward reducing the overall burden of brain disorders in the developing world.

101 Tansania - Reiseführer von Iwanowski

By Andreas Wölk
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  • Publisher : Iwanowski's Reisebuchverlag
  • Book Code : 3864574021
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 654
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Tansania ist ein Land der Superlative und einer der vielfältigsten und abwechslungsreichsten Staaten Afrikas. Es verfügt über die größten und schönsten Nationalparks (u. a. Serengeti), den höchsten Berg (Kilimanjaro) und den größten (Lake Victoria) sowie den tiefsten See (Lake Tanganjika) des Kontinents! An den legendären Traumstränden des Sansibar-Archipels können Urlauber nach aufregenden Safari- und Trekkingerlebnissen stilvoll entspannen. Der Tansania-Experte Andreas Wölk stellt in diesem kompakten Reiseverführer die lohnendsten Reiseziele und Lodges in 101 doppelseitigen Farbporträts vor, ergänzt durch reisepraktische Infos. In vier Kapiteln beschreibt er alles Wissenswerte zu den Themen "Natur & Landschaft", "Tierwelt", "Menschen, Geschichte & Kultur" und "Safaris". Im abschließenden Kapitel "Camps und Lodges" legt er den Fokus auf rund 50 besonders schöne und außergewöhnliche Unterkünfte.

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062074954
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 750
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The New York Times bestseller, written by a former reporter for ABC News, that People magazine called “a transporting, enlightening book” tells the story of a fearless young entrepreneur who brought hope to the lives of dozens of women in war-torn Afghanistan Former ABC journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the riveting true story of Kamila Sidiqi and other women of Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban’s fearful rise to power. In what Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, calls “one of the most inspiring books I have ever read,” Lemmon recounts with novelistic vividness the true story of a fearless young woman who not only reinvented herself as an entrepreneur to save her family but, in the face of ferocious opposition, brought hope to the lives of dozens of women in war-torn Kabul.