Book Review: The Radium Girls – The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

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Skip the movie on this one or you’ll be throwing (organic) popcorn on the screen like I was; the movie doesn’t provide this book a modicum of justice. The book however, is a page turner like no other. It offers a glimpse of history not that long ago, of an involuntary sacrifice by hundreds of women who suffered greatly, and yet still stood to the call to help again when all was said and done. Continue reading

Book Review: An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back by Elisabeth Rosenthal

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Received an outrageous hospital bill? Despite being well insured? $50K for three stitches? Price of your regular prescriptions tripled with no generic in sight? Billed for being seen by a doctor you never actually saw? An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back by Elisabeth Rosenthal is not a book of random information about exuberant Continue reading

Book Review: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

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There seems to be a lot of emphasis on writing reviews for books that are newly released, or about to be released. That is not my goal here. My goal is to tell you about books that hold importance in our lives, whether it is health related, or other important information that we should all know, regardless of when the book was written. In this case, the book Silent Spring offers a great deal of important information that is just as prudent to be aware of today (if not more so). Yet it was written in 1962. Continue reading

Book Review: An Elegant Defense

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A perfect title I must say, and I don't say that often. Immunology is quite complex, and the textbooks that go along with it are generally not for those without a biology and physiology background. However neither are needed to enjoy this book and gain an appreciation for how important and complex our immune systems really are. Continue reading