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The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

by Jon Ronson

They say one out of every hundred people is a psychopath. You probably passed one on the street today. These are people who have no empathy, who are manipulative, deceitful, charming, seductive, and delusional....


The Weight of the Nation

by Alexandra Moss, Judith A. Salerno, MD, MS, Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S. & John Hoffman 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 Cost of Cutting: A Surgeon Reveals the Truth Behind a Multibillion-Dollar Industry

by Paul A Ruggieri

Why is surgery so expensive?

Surgeon Paul A. Ruggieri reveals little-known truths about his profession-and the hidden flaws of our healthcare system-in this compelling and troubling account of real patients,...


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...


Transplant

by MD, John A. Elefteriades

What do you do when you have to choose between saving a life or saving yourself?

Renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Athan Carras's first concern has always been the welfare of his patients. Then he's approached by...


Dying for a Hamburger

by 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...


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...


We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication

by Judith Warner

A bold, brilliant, and provocative look at childhood medication by New York Times bestselling author Judith Warner

In Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety, the bestselling author and former New...


Poisoned Nation

by Loretta Schwartz-Nobel

Deadly Greed

An award-winning investigative journalist links the soaring epidemics of cluster illnesses and many other diseases to the chemical pollution of our water, air, food, and everyday products for the...


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,...


The Woman with a Worm in Her Head

by Pamela Nagami, M.D. & 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 Leana Wen & 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.


Blind Eye: The Terrifying Story Of A Doctor Who Got Away With

by James B. Stewart

A medical thriller from Pulitzer Prize–winning author James B. Stewart about serial killer doctor Michael Swango and the medical community that chose to turn a blind eye on his criminal activities.

No one could...


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 Viral Storm

by Nathan Wolfe

Dynamic young Stanford biologist Nathan Wolfe reveals the surprising origins of the world's most deadly viruses, and how we can overcome catastrophic pandemics.

In The Viral Storm, award-winning biologist Nathan...


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

After four decades of assuming that the conquest of all infectous diseases was imminent, people on all continents now find themselves besieged by AIDS, drug-resistant tuberculosis, cholera that defies chlorine...