books about: neurology
40,000 to One (Volume 1)
What if I told you that a decade ago, one of the greatest baseball prospects of his era was hitting home runs off Hall of Famers while hiding Parkinson's disease? What if I told you this is not the most amazing part of Petrick's story? When he signed a big-league contract, baseball executives and scouts uniformly predicted he would be the Rockies starting catcher for a decade. 'Think Buster Posey with speed,' says Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle, ...
Where Is the Mango Princess?
This is a book that Cathy Crimmins never hoped to write: the story of how a tragic accident nearly destroyed her family; of how in a split second their lives were changed forever. In 1996, Cathy Crimmins, her husband, Alan, and their daughter, Kelly, were on an idyllic lakeside holiday when a boating accident left Alan in a deep coma, with severe damage to the frontal lobes of his brain, the area that controls speech, memory, movement, and ...
Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy
Mill Pond Swan Publishing
Julie Flygare was on an ambitious path to success, entering law school at age 22, when narcolepsy destroyed the neurological boundaries between dreaming and reality in her brain. She faced terrifying hallucinations, paralysis and excruciating sleepiness aspects of dream sleep taking place while wide awake. Yet, narcolepsy was a wake-up call for Julie. Her illness propelled her onto a journey she never imagined from lying paralyzed on her ...
When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
Jr. Frank T. Vertosick
W. W. Norton
Told through intimate portraits of a neurosurgeon's patients, this book contains detailed descriptions of the surgical procedure in neurosurgery. It provides a poignant and often humorous account of the mysteries of the mind and the operating room.
University of California Press, 2008
I can't work, I can't think, I can't connect with anyone anymore. . . . I mope through a day's work and haven't had a promotion in years. . . . It's like I'm being sucked dry, eaten away, swallowed up, coming unglued. . . . These are voices of a few of the tens of millions who suffer from chronic insomnia. In this revelatory book, Gayle Greene offers a uniquely comprehensive account of this devastating and little-understood condition. She has ...
All the Dancing Birds
Marcanti Clarke Literary Press, 2012
Lillie Claire Glidden is unraveling. She knows she’s in trouble when she finds her wallet and keys deep in the refrigerator, smelling of lettuce and forgetfulness. And not even her favorite California red wine can dull the pain of the dreaded diagnosis: Alzheimer’s. As language starts to fail her and words disappear, Lillie Claire is determined to find a way to pass on the lessons she learned as a child on a Southern porch. Surrounded by ...
Why Isn't My Brain Working?: A Revolutionary Understanding of Brain Decline and Effective Strategies to ...
Dr. Datis Kharrazian
Losing your memory? Can't focus or concentrate? Do you have brain fog or tire easily? Have you lost your zest for life or motivation? Do people tell you this is all a normal part of aging? If so, your brain may be growing old too fast, or degenerating. Modern diets, a stressful lifestyle, and environmental toxins all take their toll on the brain. This doesn't just happen to seniors-brain disorders and degeneration are on the rise for young and ...
Family Practice Examination and Board Review, Third Edition
An engagingly written case-based review for the Family Medicine Board Examination and the USMLE Step 3 Family Practice Examination and Board Review , Third Edition is the ideal study guide for the primary and recertification exam in family medicine and for licensure exams. The third edition has been completely updated with new cases, new questions, and new study results--and you'll also find new bits of humor that make the book fun to read ...
Kingswell ebook, 2014
What if you were trapped in a Disney movie? In all of them, actually - from Dumbo to Peter Pan to The Lion King -- and had to learn about life and love mostly from what could be gleaned from animated characters, dancing across a screen of color? Asking this question opens a doorway to the most extraordinary of stories. It is the saga of Owen Suskind, who happens to be the son of one of America's most noted writers, the Pulitzer Prize-winning ...
The Prescriber's Guide (Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology)
Stephen M. Stahl
Cambridge University Press
Now established as the indispensable formulary in psychopharmacology, this latest edition of the Prescriber's Guide has been completely revised and updated to reflect the most current practice in the use of psychotropic drugs. Easy to navigate and easy to use, the Prescriber's Guide combines evidence-based information with clinically informed guidance to support clinicians in making the most effective prescribing decisions for the good of ...
H.Blumenfeld's Neuroanatomy Through (Neuroanatomy Through Clinical Cases, Second Edition ...
Sinauer Associates, Inc.
Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had
St. Martin's Griffin, 2008
As a child with Tourette syndrome, Brad Cohen was ridiculed, beaten, mocked, and shunned. Children, teachers, and even family members found it difficult to be around him. As a teen, he was viewed by many as purposefully misbehaving, even though he had little power over the twitches and noises he produced, especially under stress. Even today, Brad is sometimes ejected from movie theaters and restaurants. But Brad Cohen's story is not one of ...
Never Ending Dance
What If You Were Destined To Dance Till Death? Catherine Cannon has spent her life keeping secrets and trying to outrun her past. Speaking about her past, about her family, is taboo and she has only shared her life with her closest childhood friend. But when Catherine reaches a milestone, she willingly places herself in a situation where she is faced with having to talk in-depth with a psychologist. It’s the only way she can confront ...
Stronger After Stroke
Billions of dollars are spent each year researching stroke rehabilitation and treatment techniques, but most are not well communicated to patients or caregivers. As a result, many stroke survivors are treated with outdated or ineffective therapies. Stronger After Stroke puts the power of recovery in the reader s hands by providing easy instructions for reaching the highest possible level of healing. Written for stroke survivors, their ...
A Normal Life: A Sister's Odyssey Through Brain Injury
Molly has degrees from Yale and Stanford and was a publishing executive and an extraordinary athlete. But after a horrible accident, she didn’t know the difference between a hairbrush and a hammer. Molly got a severe brain injury from carbon monoxide poisoning. Her husband died as he lay next to her in the hotel bed. Molly had a baseline pulse, but was declared clinically dead. After nine days in a coma, Molly emerged. But not the Molly her ...
The Twenty-four Hour Mind: The Role of Sleep and Dreaming in Our Emotional Lives
Oxford University Press
In January of 1997, an otherwise nonviolent man under great stress at work brutally murdered his wife in their backyard. He then went back to bed, awakening only when police entered his home. He claimed to have no memory of the event because, while his body was awake at the time, his mind was not. He had been sleepwalking. In The Twenty-four Hour Mind , sleep scientist Rosalind Cartwright brings together decades of research into the bizarre ...
First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, 2010 (First Aid USMLE)
McGraw-Hill Medical, 2009
The 20th edition of the world’s #1 selling medical review book! Trust two decades of experience for the most effective USMLE Step 1 preparation possible 1100+ must-know facts and mnemonics organized by organ system and general principles Hundreds of high-yield clinical images you need to know before the exam – including 24 pages of full-color photos Rapid review section for last minute cramming Ratings of 300+ top review ...
Travell & Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual (2-Volume Set)
David G. Simons
Janet G. Travell
Doody's Core Titles 2009.
Saving Ben: A Father's Story of Autism (Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Series)
Dan E. Burns
University of North Texas Press
Each year thousands of children are diagnosed with autism, a devastating neurological disorder that profoundly affects a person’s language and social development. Saving Ben is the story of one family coping with autism, told from the viewpoint of a father struggling to understand his son’s strange behavior and rescue him from a downward spiral. “Take him home, love him, and save your money for his institutionalization when he ...
The Parkinson's Disease Treatment Book: Partnering with Your Doctor to Get the Most from Your Medications
J. Eric Ahlskog
Oxford University Press
Nearly one million Americans, including Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali, suffer from Parkinson's Disease. Now, a leader in the fight against Parkinson's, Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog of the Mayo Clinic, has written the definitive guide for patients and their families. Dr. Ahlskog offers a crystal-clear, nuts-and-bolts approach to the treatment of PD, distilled from over twenty years of experience as a clinician and researcher. His goal is to ...
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