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  1. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Audiobook Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
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  2. The Sin Eater Audiobook The Sin Eater
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  3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  5. Coming Home to Island House Audiobook Coming Home to Island House
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  6. Outsider: A Novel of Suspense Audiobook Outsider: A Novel of Suspense
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  7. What You Wish For: A Novel Audiobook What You Wish For: A Novel
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  8. The Alchemist Audiobook The Alchemist
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  9. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex Audiobook Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
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The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness Audiobook

The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness

Author: Jerome Groopman Narrator: Jerome Groopman, Paul Michael Release Date: October 2003

An inspiring and profoundly enlightening exploration of one doctor’s discovery of how hope can change the course of illness Since the time of the ancient Greeks, human beings have believed that hope is essential to life. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Harvard Medical School professor and New Yorker staff writer Jerome Groopman shows us why. The search for hope is most urgent at the patient’s bedside. The Anatomy of Hope takes us there, bringing us into the lives of people at pivotal moments when they reach for and find hope--or when it eludes their grasp. Through these intimate portraits, we learn how to distinguish true hope from false, why some people feel they are undeserving of it, and whether we should ever abandon our search. Can hope contribute to recovery by changing physical well-being? To answer this hotly debated question, Groopman embarked on an investigative journey to cutting-edge laboratories where researchers are unraveling an authentic biology of hope. There he finds a scientific basis for understanding the role of this vital emotion in the outcome of illness. Here is a book that offers a new way of thinking about hope, with a message for all readers, not only patients and their families. "We are just beginning to appreciate hope’s reach," Groopman writes, "and have not defined its limits. I see hope as the very heart of healing."

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Mountains Beyond Mountains Audiobook

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Author: Tracy Kidder Narrator: Tracy Kidder Release Date: September 2003

Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the master of the non-fiction narrative. This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. At the center of Mountains Beyond Mountains stands Paul Farmer. Doctor, Harvard professor, renowned infectious-disease specialist, anthropologist, the recipient of a MacArthur genius grant, world-class Robin Hood, Farmer was brought up in a bus and on a boat, and in medical school found his life's calling: to diagnose and cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. This magnificent book shows how radical change can be fostered in situations that seem insurmountable, and it also shows how a meaningful life can be created, as Farmer, brilliant, charismatic, charming, both a leader in international health and a doctor who finds time to make house calls in Boston and the mountains of Haiti, blasts through convention to get results. Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes minds and practices through his dedication to the philosophy that 'the only real nation is humanity' - a philosophy that is embodied in the small public charity he founded, Partners In Health. He enlists the help of the Gates Foundation, George Soros, the U.N.'s World Health Organization, and others in his quest to cure the world. At the heart of this book is the example of a life based on hope, and on an understanding of the truth of the Haitian proverb Beyond mountains there are mountains as you solve one problem, another problem presents itself, and so you go on and try to solve that one too. Mountains Beyond Mountains unfolds with the force of a gathering revelation, says Annie Dillard, and Jonathan Harr says, [Farmer] wants to change the world. Certainly this luminous and powerful book will change the way you see it.

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Stiff Audiobook

Stiff

Author: Mary Roach Narrator: Shelly Frasier Release Date: September 2003

An oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers-some willingly, some unwittingly-have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way. In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries-from the anatomy labs and human-sourced pharmacies of medieval and nineteenth-century Europe to a human decay research facility in Tennessee, to a plastic surgery practice lab, to a Scandinavian funeral directors' conference on human composting. In her droll, inimitable voice, Roach tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them. "Uproariously funny ...informative and respectful...irreverent and witty...impossible to put down." ~ Publishers Weekly "Not grisly but inspiring, this work considers the many valuable scientific uses of the body after death." ~ Library Journal "One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year." ~ Entertainment Weekly New York Times National Best-Seller

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Mountains Beyond Mountains Audiobook

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Author: Tracy Kidder Narrator: Paul Michael Release Date: June 2003

Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the master of the non-fiction narrative. This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. At the center of Mountains Beyond Mountains stands Paul Farmer. Doctor, Harvard professor, renowned infectious-disease specialist, anthropologist, the recipient of a MacArthur genius grant, world-class Robin Hood, Farmer was brought up in a bus and on a boat, and in medical school found his life's calling: to diagnose and cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. This magnificent book shows how radical change can be fostered in situations that seem insurmountable, and it also shows how a meaningful life can be created, as Farmer, brilliant, charismatic, charming, both a leader in international health and a doctor who finds time to make house calls in Boston and the mountains of Haiti, blasts through convention to get results. Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes minds and practices through his dedication to the philosophy that 'the only real nation is humanity' - a philosophy that is embodied in the small public charity he founded, Partners In Health. He enlists the help of the Gates Foundation, George Soros, the U.N.'s World Health Organization, and others in his quest to cure the world. At the heart of this book is the example of a life based on hope, and on an understanding of the truth of the Haitian proverb Beyond mountains there are mountains as you solve one problem, another problem presents itself, and so you go on and try to solve that one too. Mountains Beyond Mountains unfolds with the force of a gathering revelation, says Annie Dillard, and Jonathan Harr says, [Farmer] wants to change the world. Certainly this luminous and powerful book will change the way you see it.

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Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Audiobook

Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

Author: Atul Gawande Narrator: William David Griffith Release Date: March 2003

A brilliant and courageous doctor reveals, in gripping accounts of true cases, the power and limits of modern medicine. Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. This audio is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is -- complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human. Atul Gawande offers an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge, where science is ambiguous, information is limited, the stakes are high, yet decisions must be made. In dramatic and revealing stories of patients and doctors, he explores how deadly mistakes occur and why good surgeons go bad. He also shows us what happens when medicine comes up against the inexplicable: an architect with incapacitating back pain for which there is no physical cause; a young woman with nausea that won't go away; a television newscaster whose blushing is so severe that she cannot do her job. Gawande offers a richly detailed portrait of the people and the science, even as he tackles the paradoxes and imperfections inherent in caring for human lives. At once tough-minded and humane, Complications is a new kind of medical writing, nuanced and lucid, unafraid to confront the conflicts and uncertainties that lie at the heart of modern medicine, yet always alive to the possibilities of wisdom in this extraordinary endeavor. Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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Abortion and Euthanasia Audiobook

Abortion and Euthanasia

Author: Dr. David James Narrator: Cliff Robertson Release Date: January 2003

British and American common law traditionally prohibited abortion only after quickening (when the mother feels fetal movements). But after the U.S. Civil War, states began absolutely prohibiting abortion, based primarily on medical concerns. Then in 1973, U.S. abortion law was dramatically changed by the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade; states now could not prohibit abortion until the third trimester of pregnancy, and restrictive regulations were allowed only in the second trimester. History has known various laws and mores about life's beginning, often related to the society's code of sexual behavior. Today's moral debate on abortion pits autonomy (or personal liberty) against the duty not to harm others. Also involved are various understanding of ensoulment -- that is, how a new person comes into being. Much depends on the importance and distinctiveness of the many changes from a potential to an actual, fully human life. These stages include insemination, combination of DNA, womb implant, appearance of human physical features, fetal movement, response to stimulus, quickening, viability (potential to live outside the womb), birth, speaking, and using reason. Euthanasia means 'good or peaceful death'; however, it may also be a form of suicide or killing, where morality depends heavily on motive. Passive euthanasia (a.k.a. 'letting die')., includes refusing treatment for oneself and withholding life support for others. Active euthanasia -- a direct, positive act of mercy killing ' is forbidden by virtually all ethical codes, though many defend it as a merciful alternative to a lingering, agonizing, fatal illness. Physicians have potentially conflicting obligations to perserve life and to relieve pain; patients increasingly have taken responsibility for medical decisions based on informed consent. Courts have repeatedly affirmed a patient's right to refuse treatment, based on the right to privacy and the right to liberty. With life-extending technologies, the distinction between ordinary and 'extraordinary' treatment usually is based either on custom, cost, complexity, or the ratio of benefits to burdens from the patient's point of view. But 'rights' to such care can be very costly; if a patient cannot pay, is it a 'right' to demand or expect payment from others?

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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia Audiobook

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia

Author: R. Paul St. Amand Narrator: Claudia Marek, Nelson Runger Release Date: August 2002

Millions of people suffer each day from muscular pain, fatigue, bladder problems, insomnia, and other symptoms of fibromyalgia. But for many, the disease has not been correctly diagnosed, and the treatments, therefore, are ineffectual. This book, based on 40 years of research, outlines a drug treatment and diet that can reverse the effects of this debilitating disease. Dr. St. Amans' clear explanations of fibromyalgia are accompanied by comments from patients.

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Taking Hold: My Journey Into Blindness Audiobook

Taking Hold: My Journey Into Blindness

Author: Sally Hobart, Sally Hobart Alexander Narrator: Suzanne Toren Release Date: January 2002

Sally Hobart Alexander is a writer of considerable talent and resourcefulness. Taking Hold: My Journey Into Blindness is her powerful autobiography of tragic illness and spiritual triumph. At 24, Sally Hobart was a schoolteacher, engaged to be married, and living a happy, active life in southern California. Waking up one morning, she discovered that a gray cloud had descended upon everything around her. A trip to the opthamologist's office revealed that she was suffering from a retinal hemorrhage. Several treatments later, her sight steadily deteriorating, Sally began to understand that soon she would be completely blind. With courage and conviction, Sally has struggled to overcome her visual impairment, and her story is one of great inspiration. With Suzanne Toren's sensitive narration, Sally's story overflows with emotion and determination.

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Preparing To Ace Anatomy Terms Audiobook

Preparing To Ace Anatomy Terms

Author: , Ph.D., Seth Jump, Seth Jump, Ph.D. Narrator: , Ph.D., Seth Jump, Seth Jump, Ph.D. Release Date: January 2001

When you are taking an anatomy course, it can be extremely challenging to know where to begin. Every single topic or subject within anatomy has its own set of terms, structures, and names. Not only do you need to learn all of this, but you also need to know it well enough to ace your exam. If you add a job, family, and kids to the mix, as well as things you need to do like paying bills, working out at the gym, studying for other classes, and doing the dishes, it’s easy to become overwhelmed in a hurry. Naturally, study time can easily end up in the margins of life. Let me help you get started. One of the best ways to learn anatomy is to master one topic at a time…to learn one step at a time. In this audio book, I guide you through the foundational terms you need to know to ace anatomy, and I ask you questions at the end so you can practice and review for your exam. These terms include directional anatomy, movement, specific regions of the body, and others that serve as the language of anatomy. Plus, since it’s audio, you get take advantage of what is commonly dead time and make it study time. You can learn, practice, and review in the car, on the subway, on the light rail, between classes, during cleaning around the house, and wherever you want. I am confident that this audio book will greatly transform your study time. Using this resource, you can digest the most important foundational terms in less than an hour. For the price of a fancy cup of coffee, the audio book is yours, and you can get one step closer to preparing to ace anatomy.

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Honey, Mud, Maggots, and Other Medical Marvels: The Science Behind Folk Remedies and Old Wives' Tale Audiobook

Honey, Mud, Maggots, and Other Medical Marvels: The Science Behind Folk Remedies and Old Wives' Tale

Written with wit and narrative force, Honey, Mud, Maggots and Other Medical Marvels is an enriching excursion into the world of folk medicine. The award-winning team of Robert and MichelE Root-Bernstein provide a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of medical traditions. In addition to the honey, mud, and maggots used in wound therapy, the Root-Bernsteins unearth cures that range from ancient Egypt to the rain forests of contemporary Latin America. Whether it's the medicinal use of clay or the components of urine, all the cures in this book have one thing in common: they have stood the test of time because they work. With Nelson Runger's dynamic and sensitive narration, this studied collection of entertaining anecdotes about some weird-sounding-even stomach-churning-old remedies is in fact much more. It is a dazzling step into the closely-guarded secrets of medicine.

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Children, Parents, Lollipops: Tales of Pediatrics Audiobook

Children, Parents, Lollipops: Tales of Pediatrics

Author: Vladimir A. Tsesis, M.D. Narrator: Pat Bottino Release Date: January 1998

"Children universally take it for granted that their parents love them and will never abandon them. Not by bread alone'children need not only food, water, and shelter but also a loving family to provide these things to them. Dealing with a child not only as a patient but also as a person helps a pediatrician become a part of the flowing river of life with its constant stories, the content and complexity of which are many times more fantastic and thrilling than the most sophisticated science-fiction novel."'from Children, Parents, Lollipops: Tales of Pediatrics "This is a poignant look at the life of a primary care doctor, who has lovely stories to tell and rejoices in the telling. Oh, to have such a doctor ministering to every family with small children'.With his wisdom, Tsesis gives new meaning to the cliche 'good medicine'."'Independent Publisher

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Timeless Healing: The Power and Biology of Belief Audiobook

Timeless Healing: The Power and Biology of Belief

Author: Herbert Benson Narrator: David Brand, Herbert Benson Release Date: May 1996

TIMELESS HEALING THE POWER A life-changing work from the bestselling author of The Relaxation Response Herbert Benson, M.D. explores the true intersection and connections between objective sciences and the mystifying power of the human spirit. He tells how affirming beliefs, particularly belief in a higher power, makes a critical contribution to our physical health. In essence, Dr. Benson's messages is that our bodies are wired for God. A Harvard physician, Dr. Benson documents that when people call upon faith, they activate neurologic pathways for self-healing, and he shows how you, along with a caring physician or healer, can tap into your reservoir of "remembered wellness" to affect and cure 60 to 90 percent of medical complaints. Dr. Benson does not dismiss modern health care. Instead, he proposes practical ways in which patients and the medical community can make faith an integral part of it. Along Timeless Healing journey of intellectual enlightenment, Dr. Benson creates a wonderful web of personal anecdotes, scientific research, social commentary, and spiritual wisdom that outlines a life-transforming and society-changing blueprint for healing.

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