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Fajgenbaum, David C

Summary: "The inspiring memoir of a young doctor and former college athlete who became a champion for people suffering from rare, under-researched diseases--all while battling his own. A former Georgetown quarterback nicknamed "The Beast," David Fajgenbaum was also a force in medical school, where he was known for his unmatched mental stamina. But things changed dramatically when he began suffering...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2019

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Summary: "A gripping tale of microbes, medicine and money, Under our skin exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most controversial and fastest growing epidemics of our time. Each year, thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that their symptoms are 'all in their head.' Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting for their lives and livelihoods, the film brings...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Open Eye Pictures 2008

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC UND

Summary: Reunite with the perplexing and prickly Dr. Gregory House as he tackles impossible cases while putting a new staff of potential team members through the medical wringer with his trademark sarcasm and irreverent bedside manner.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV HOU

Summary: Lawrence Wetherhold is a recently widowed literature professor who is a numb and chilly intellectual. He rebuffs his students, ignores his own teenage children, James and Vanessa, and spurns cries for financial assistance from his ne'er-do-well but rather soulful adopted brother, Chuck. After an accident and Lawrence goes to the hospital, he is deprived of the right to drive. Janet is a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Smart 2008

Riddolls, Tom.

Summary: Sally Ride soared into outer space on the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, the youngest astronaut and the first U.S. woman in space. Just 32 years old that year, this California girl was already an accomplished astrophysicist when NASA chose her from over 8,000 applicants to join its team of astronauts. Since then, Sally Ride has spent over 343 hours in space.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 RID

Stern, Scott W.

Summary: In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined for sexually transmitted infections. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea. Insisting she could not possibly have an STI, Nina was coerced into...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.74 STE

Summary: Dr. Gregory House is devoid of bedside manner and wouldn't even talk to his patients if he could get away with it. Dealing with his own constant physical pain and ignoring his pain killing addiction, he uses his cane to punctuate his acerbic, brutally honest demeanor. House and his team deal with unusual medical mysteries.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2009

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Puri, Sunita

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Summary: "A heart-wrenching and provocative memoir about how the essential parts of one young woman's early life--her mother's work as a surgeon and her spiritual practice--led her to become a doctor and to question the premise that medicine exists to prolong life at all costs. Dr. Sunita Puri's parents grew up in urban India, in extreme poverty. Yet they managed not only to reach America, but her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

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France, David

Summary: "From the creator of and inspired by the seminal documentary of the same name--an Oscar nominee--the definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the powerful, heroic stories of the gay activists who refused to die without a fight. Intimately reported, this is the story of the men and women who, watching their friends and lovers fall, ignored by public officials,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1 FRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1969 FRA

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Summary: Inspired by a true story about the origins of Ebola, a highly infectious and deadly virus from the central African rainforest and its arrival on U.S. soil in 1989. When this killer suddenly appeared in monkeys in a scientific research lab in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., there was no known cure.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Chopra, Deepak

Summary: Traces the lives of the Chopra brothers from India to the United States, where they both excelled in healing, one as a world-renowned spiritual teacher, the other as a professor at Harvard Medical School.

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 CHOPRA, DEEPAK & SANJIV CHO

Summary: "In 1951 at Fort Detrick, Maryland, construction crews built a hollow metal sphere four stories high. Inside germ weapons were to be exploded, creating mists of infectious aerosols for testing on animals....and people. Employees called it the eight ball. In their eighteen month long journey Grey and Russell travel the country in search of answers and interview top experts in the world of Lyme...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC UND

Sweet, Victoria

Summary: "A radical new understanding of how medicine is best practiced, from the award-winning author of God's Hotel. Over the years that Victoria Sweet has been a physician, "healthcare" has replaced medicine, "providers" look at their laptops more than at theirpatients, and costs keep soaring, all in the ruthless pursuit of efficiency. Yet the remedy that economists and policy makers continue to miss...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2017

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Summary: House finds himself in an uncomfortable position: away from the examination room. As he works to regain his license and his life, his coworkers deal with the staff shakeups, moral dilemmas, and their own tricky relationships with House.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV HOU

Shlaes, Amity.

Summary: It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression--only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand it. These people are at the heart of this reinterpretation of one of the most crucial events of the twentieth century. Author Shlaes presents the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how through...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 SHL

Cochran, Jack

Summary: "In our nation's effort to improve health care quality, access and affordability, the doctor crisis is routinely overlooked. More than 80 percent of doctors say that the medical profession is "in decline." Three in five would like to quit. Kaiser Permanente, one of the world's leading health care providers, is an object lesson in the complex and frustrating challenges facing so many health care...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1068 COC

Marsico, Katie

Summary: Explores the everyday life of a colonial doctor and his responsibilities, social practices, and importance to the community.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

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Kinsley, Michael E.

Summary: "Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked "Exit." The largest age cohort in history--the notorious baby boomers--is approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. Now they are asking: What was that all about? Was it about acquiring things or changing the world? Was it about keeping all your marbles? Or is the only...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tim Duggan Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 KIN

Anderson, AnnMarie

Summary: "Sally Ride was the first American female astronaut to go to space. She worked on a space shuttle for two different missions. But Sally Ride did more than just travel to space. She also was a teacher, an author, and a scientist. Learn more about her amazing life in this new level 3 biography!, "--Page 4 of cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2015

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE AND

Summary: A distinguished poet, translator, critic and teacher, Edwin Honig wrote dozens of books and poems that attracted critical praise around the world. His seminal translations awakened English-speaking readers to previously overlooked literary giants, resulting in honorary knighthoods from the king of Spain and the president of Portugal. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Alan Berliner paints a deeply...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FIR

Summary: He's sarcastic, incorrigible, bitter, and in a relationship? Dr. Gregory House has spent his career taking on seemingly hopeless cases, but when his rapport with Dr. Lisa Cuddy changes, he finds himself facing new, and very different, challenges. His team at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital also continues to blaze trails as they investigate baffling medical cases involving a religious...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studio Home Entertainment 2011

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV HOU

James, Vaughn E.

Contents: Those memory lapses! -- If it is Alzheimer's : what the future holds -- Okay, it is Alzheimer's : the legal implications -- Before it's too late : the estate plan -- Before it's too late : advance directives -- Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's : guardianship -- When an Alzheimer's patient does something wrong : legal liability -- When an Alzheimer's patient moves : legal issues -- The...

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Publisher / Publication Date: AMACOM - American Management Association 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.7304 JAM

Eggers, Dave

Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books LLC 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 EGG

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 EGG

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 Eggers 2017

Palmer, Michael

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Palmer