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Understanding Ebola

by Karen Latimer

What is Ebola? What are the symptoms? How dangerous is it? In light of the recent Ebola outbreak, a lot of confusion and misinformation has been thrown around. Understanding Ebola provides rational information...


The Red Market

by Scott Carney

“An unforgettable nonfiction thriller, expertly reported….A tremendously revealing and twisted ride, where life and death are now mere cold cash commodities.”

—Michael Largo, author of Final Exits

Award-winning...


Epic Measures

by Jeremy N. Smith

Moneyball meets medicine in this remarkable chronicle of one of the greatest scientific quests of our time—the groundbreaking program to answer the most essential question for humanity: how do we live and...


Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician

by Sandeep Jauhar

In his acclaimed memoir Intern, Sandeep Jauhar chronicled the formative years of his residency at a prestigious New York City hospital. Doctored, his harrowing follow-up, observes the crisis of American medicine...


Dying for a Hamburger

by Dr. Murray Waldman & Marjorie Lamb

One in ten people older than sixty-five, and nearly half of those older than eighty-five, have Alzheimer's disease.

It's widely accepted nowadays that memory loss comes with age. Alzheimer's currently robs at...


The Great Prostate Hoax

by Richard J. Ablin & Ronald Piana

Every year, more than a million men undergo painful needle biopsies for prostate cancer, and upward of 100,000 have radical prostatectomies, resulting in incontinence and impotence. But the shocking fact is...


Hot Plants

by Chris Kilham

In the wake of Viagra's enormous popularity, the international market has been inundated by a blizzard of purported natural sex enhancers. Some of these products are nothing but hype, yet others contain proven...


Cure Unknown (Revised Edition)

by Pamela Weintraub

The groundbreaking, award-winning investigation into Lyme disease--the science, history, medical politics, and patient experience--now with a brand new chapter.

When Pamela Weintraub, a science journalist, learned...


No Good Deed

by Lewis Mitchell Cohen, M.D.

Accomplished physician and researcher Dr. Lewis Cohen writes the untold story of two Massachusetts nurses, their struggles with end of life care, and how they were accused of murdering a patient. Captivating...


The Woman with a Worm in Her Head

by Pamela M.D. Nagami & F. Gonzalez-Crussi

A normal, healthy woman becomes host to a pork tapeworm that is burrowing into her brain and disabling her motor abilities.

A handsome man contracts Chicken Pox and ends up looking like the victim of a third...


When Doctors Don't Listen

by Dr. Leana Wen & Dr. Joshua Kosowsky

In this examination of the doctor-patient relationship, Drs. Wen and Kosowsky argue that diagnosis, once the cornerstone of medicine, is fast becoming a lost art, with grave consequences. Using real-life stories...


Poison and Poisoning: A Compendium of Cases, Catastrophes and Crimes

by Celia Kellett

This fascinating book will be enjoyed both by those interested in the science of poisons and also by general readers who can dip in and find hair-raising horrors and calamities on every page.


Betrayed by Nature

by Robin Hesketh

Seven million people die from cancer each year around the world, and many more are impacted by this universal scourge. In Betrayed by Nature, research scientist and lecturer Robin Hesketh demystifies the nature...


The Weight of the Nation

by Alexandra Moss, Judith A. M.D. M.S. Salerno, John Hoffman & Kelly D. PhD Brownell et al.

People today work harder and take better care of their health than any previous generation. So how could two-thirds of us fail to measure up when it comes to eating right and exercising? HBO and the Institute...


The Viral Storm

by Nathan Wolfe

"One of the world's foremost virus hunters" (Financial Times), Stanford University biologist Nathan Wolfe reveals the origins of the world's most deadly diseases and how we can combat and stop contagions.

A "mix...


Our Daily Meds

by Melody Petersen

In the last thirty years, the big pharmaceutical companies have transformed themselves into marketing machines selling dangerous medicines as if they were Coca-Cola or Cadillacs. They pitch drugs with video...


The Coming Plague

by Laurie Garrett

A New York Times bestseller

The definitive account of the infectious diseases threatening humanity by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Laurie Garrett

"Prodigiously researched . . . A frightening...


Anti/Vax

by Bernice L. Hausman

Antivaxxers are crazy. That is the perception we all gain from the media, the internet, celebrities, and beyond, writes Bernice Hausman in Anti/Vax, but we need to open our eyes and ears so that we can all have...


Bitten

by Kris Newby

A riveting thriller reminiscent of The Hot Zone, this true story dives into the mystery surrounding one of the most controversial and misdiagnosed conditions of our time—Lyme disease—and of Willy Burgdorfer,...