Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Backby Michele Simon, M.P.H. ’90 (Nation Books) This book provides a guide to the public relations techniques, front groups and lobbying tactics that food companies employ to market junk foods, especially to children. It also includes an entertaining glossary that explains corporate rhetoric, including phrases like “better-for-you foods.”
Status Epilepticus: A Clinical Perspectiveedited by Frank W. Drislane, M.D. ’80 (Humana Press) This text reviews the many forms of status epilepticus (SE), their causes, manifestations, methods of diagnosis and appropriate treatments. The book focuses on the disease as encountered by the clinician in the field and the importance of correct recognition and diagnosis. Additional highlights include EEG reproductions that provide classic examples of patients with SE, a discussion of SE in very young children and neonates and an analysis of the cellular physiology and processes occurring in SE.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd ed.by Allen C. Bowling, M.D. ’88, Ph.D. (Demos) The second edition of this book reflects advances in the field since the book’s initial publication. Therapies are organized alphabetically so that readers can pinpoint a specific treatment and learn about its origins, merits and possible uses in treating multiple sclerosis. Also discussed is the use of supplements, herbs, vitamins, acupuncture, biofeedback and other alternative treatments. This guide offers new options for relief when conventional therapies are limited, exploring which therapies are effective, low-risk and inexpensive and which are ineffective, dangerous and costly.
Your Heart: An Owner’s Guideby John A. Elefteriades, M.D. ’76, HS ’81, FW ’83, chief of cardiothoracic surgery and the William W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Lawrence S. Cohen, HS ’65, the Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Medicine (Prometheus Books) Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. The authors provide clear up-to-date medical information about such well-known problems as hypertension, high cholesterol and angina, and such lesser-known conditions as valvular heart disease, rheumatic fever and arrhythmia. They also discuss tests and diagnoses; lifestyle changes; medications and therapies; and such surgical procedures as valve replacement and heart transplants. A special section is devoted to women and their hearts.
Body Language: Poems of the Medical Training Experienceedited by Neeta Jain, M.D., Dagan Coppock, M.D. ’04, and Stephanie Brown Clark, M.D., Ph.D. (BOA Editions) This anthology of 91 poems by medical students, interns, residents and attending physicians chronicles their challenging experiences. Physicians who are also poets address a diverse range of medical situations in this book, which offers insights into the inner world of people who regularly deal with life-and-death decisions.
Sports Dermatologyby Brian B. Adams, M.D. ’95 (Springer) This book gathers the most clinically relevant information in the emerging area of sports dermatology. Each sports-related skin condition—both the commonplace and the unusual—is discussed with attention to the following: epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Acute Aortic Diseaseby John A. Elefteriades, M.D. ’76, HS ’81, FW ’83, chief of cardiothoracic surgery and the William W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Informa Healthcare) This source helps physicians examine and evaluate affected individuals in clinical or emergency care settings. Offering an array of illustrations, X-rays and operative photographs to emphasize key anatomic observations, this guide surveys the latest biologic, radiological, clinical and surgical developments in the field.
DNA Vaccines: Methods in Molecular Medicineedited by W. Mark Saltzman, Ph.D., the Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and professor of cellular and molecular physiology, Hong Shen, and Janet L. Brandsma, Ph.D. ’81, associate professor of comparative medicine and pathology (Humana Press) Divided into five sections, this volume contains state-of-the-art procedures for the latest DNA vaccine technology. Part I contains DNA vaccine design protocols, Part II presents methods for DNA delivery, Part III discusses current methods for enhancing the potency of DNA vaccines and Part IV describes several key areas of application in the field. The book concludes with a review of protocols for vaccine production and purification as well as applicable methods of quality control.
Play=Learning: How Play Motivates and Enhances Children’s Cognitive and Social-Emotional Growthedited by Dorothy G. Singer, Ph.D., senior research scientist in the Child Study Center, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D. (Oxford University Press) This book describes varieties of play—make-believe, storytelling and story-acting, and mathematical—and provides insights gleaned from more than 40 years of research linking play to increased attention span, creativity, constructive peer interaction and mental health. The book also discusses the value of play for children with autism and those who have suffered traumatic injury or loss.
Immunology of Pregnancy: Medical Intelligence Unitby Gil Mor, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences (Springer) This book gives a complete review of current knowledge of the role of the immune system during pregnancy and the interactions between the placenta and the maternal immune system. It also covers in detail a range of hypotheses and studies related to the immunology of implantation and provides a practical approach to the application of basic reproductive immunology research to such complications of pregnancy as pre-eclampsia, preterm labor and intrauterine growth restriction.
Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, 2nd ed.edited by Fred R. Volkmar, M.D., the Irving B. Harris Professor in the Child Study Center and professor of psychiatry, pediatrics and psychology (Cambridge University Press) This updated edition reflects the most recent progress in the understanding of autism and related conditions. Chapter topics include current approaches to definition and diagnosis; prevalence and planning for service delivery; cognitive, genetic and neurobiological features; and pathophysiological mechanisms. A new chapter covers communication issues, while the final chapter addresses the nature of the fundamental social disturbances that characterize autism.
Hardworking Puppiesby Lynn Reiser, M.D. ’70, clinical professor of psychiatry (Harcourt Books) This is a story for children between the ages of 3 and 7 about working dogs and their jobs. Like the song “Ten Little Indians,” the book helps children learn to count backward from 10 to zero, as each puppy pairs up with a hardworking human—a firefighter, a clown, a lifeguard and a hospital volunteer, among others.
Retinal Degenerations: Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeuticsby Joyce Tombran-Tink, Ph.D., visiting associate professor of ophthalmology and visual science, and Colin J. Barnstable, Ph.D., adjunct professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology and visual science (Humana Press) This book focuses on what is currently known about the environment, genetic factors and mechanisms that lead to retinal degenerations. It discusses new diagnostic techniques and innovative therapeutic modalities to preserve vision.