November 8, 2022

New You! Who Knew?

Life-changing events — such as divorce or a loved one’s death — provide opportunities for self-growth. To use these events as such, self-motivation is key, writes author David Edwards. This requires developing two skills: self-efficacy and self-esteem, he believes.

Most of Edwards’ book describes how to hone these skills. Starting with exercises focused on identifying […]

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July 11, 2022

For the Hurt of My People: Original Conservatism and Better, Simpler Healthcare

All Americans are health insecure, writes family practice physician, author and healthcare activist Joseph Q. Jarvis. Whether it’s for their own healthcare or that of family members, Americans are forced to deal with a profit-driven, fundamentally broken healthcare system.

Americans already tax themselves enough to deliver basic healthcare to all, the author notes, yet the […]

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May 30, 2022

Feel Better, Live Better

Brad Lucas’s book, Feel Better, Live Better: Short Topics to Change Your Lifestyle, offers a smorgasbord of tips for healthy living.

Lucas decided to change his life and become vegan after his parents’ deaths: his father from colon cancer at the age of 64, and his mother from heart disease (although she lived to be […]

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April 25, 2022

The Healthcare Labyrinth: A Guide to Navigating Health Plans and Fixing American Health Insurance

Reforming America’s healthcare maze of intricate regulations, excessive costs and poor management will help ensure prosperity and better outcomes and provide for the well-being of future generations, writes Marc S. Ryan in The Healthcare Labyrinth.

Ryan is president of MHK, a healthcare software technology firm for health plans and pharmacy benefits managers. He also served […]

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April 18, 2022

Holy Cow: The Miracle of Life’s First Food

In light of COVID-19, immune resiliency has become more important than ever, writes Douglas A. Wyatt, research director of the Vibrant Life Institute and founder of Sovereign Laboratories natural products. His answer to immune health challenges is bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum is what mammals secrete before breast milk production commences. Wyatt discovered that bovine colostrum […]

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December 27, 2021

Living with Trisomy 18 / Edwards Syndrome

In this oversized volume, author Josie Murrell tells the courageous story of the challenges, heartbreaks and joys of parenting her daughter, born with a rare and debilitating condition.

Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes (46 total), but sometimes an individual will have an extra chromosome called a trisomy. Down syndrome is a common form of […]

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November 8, 2021

Whoa Dude! Think on these things before getting too deep into smoking Weed*

As states increasingly legalize marijuana for recreational and medical use, Kevin G. Becker, a long-time scientist at the U.S. National Institute of Health, examines the science behind marijuana consumption and what he sees as its negative health effects.

Although Becker believes in decriminalizing marijuana and supports its medical use, he also writes from the perspective […]

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October 11, 2021

The Smooth River: Finding Inspiration and Exquisite Beauty During Terminal Illness

While much has been written about successfully “fighting” cancer and other diseases, author Richard S. Cohen realized these inspirational stories didn’t speak for those with a terminal diagnosis. In his poignant, insightful memoir of his wife Marcia Horowitz’s diagnosis of terminal stage 4 pancreatic cancer, the author shares how they faced what became their last […]

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September 20, 2021

The Silent Epidemic: A Child Psychiatrist’s Journey beyond Death Row

With compelling research and stories from her personal practice, child psychiatrist Susan D. Rich urges broader awareness of the causes, consequences, and ways to prevent Neurodevelopmental Disorder associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE).

Rich calls ND-PAE, affecting an estimated 1 in 20 children, a “silent epidemic” because medical personnel and alcohol retailers don’t adequately communicate […]

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September 13, 2021

COVID BYTES: Naked Musings of a Disease Detective

In the ironically titled COVID BYTES, noted physician and public healthcare expert LaMar Hasbrouck offers a look back at the U.S. COVID-19 pandemic with a selection of his year-long LinkedIn posts, “CoronaWatch: Doc Talk with Dr.LaMar,” aimed at healthcare professionals and the general public alike.

Hasbrouck reports the pandemic’s arc in journal form, offering brief […]

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