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Another Day In The Frontal Lobe

Author : Katrina Firlik
ISBN : 1588365492
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Katrina Firlik is a neurosurgeon, one of only two hundred or so women among the alpha males who dominate this high-pressure, high-prestige medical specialty. She is also a superbly gifted writer–witty, insightful, at once deeply humane and refreshingly wry. In Another Day in the Frontal Lobe, Dr. Firlik draws on this rare combination to create a neurosurgeon’s Kitchen Confidential–a unique insider’s memoir of a fascinating profession. Neurosurgeons are renowned for their big egos and aggressive self-confidence, and Dr. Firlik confirms that timidity is indeed rare in the field. “They’re the kids who never lost at musical chairs,” she writes. A brain surgeon is not only a highly trained scientist and clinician but also a mechanic who of necessity develops an intimate, hands-on familiarity with the gray matter inside our skulls. It’s the balance between cutting-edge medical technology and manual dexterity, between instinct and expertise, that Firlik finds so appealing–and so difficult to master. Firlik recounts how her background as a surgeon’s daughter with a strong stomach and a keen interest in the brain led her to this rarefied specialty, and she describes her challenging, atypical trek from medical student to fully qualified surgeon. Among Firlik’s more memorable cases: a young roofer who walked into the hospital with a three-inch-long barbed nail driven into his forehead, the result of an accident with his partner’s nail gun, and a sweet little seven-year-old boy whose untreated earache had become a raging, potentially fatal infection of the brain lining. From OR theatrics to thorny ethical questions, from the surprisingly primitive tools in a neurosurgeon’s kit to glimpses of future techniques like the “brain lift,” Firlik cracks open medicine’s most prestigious and secretive specialty. Candid, smart, clear-eyed, and unfailingly engaging, Another Day in the Frontal Lobe is a mesmerizing behind-the-scenes glimpse into a world of incredible competition and incalculable rewards. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Another Day Of Infamy

Author : Diane Saks
ISBN : 9780595426355
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The Cobel and Daniels families weren't anything special. Car dealer, Mitch Daniels and his interior decorator wife, Sue were having marital problems. Then it happened.A North Jersey widowed Caroline Cobel worked in a beauty salon. She and her daughter always turned to Matt when they had problems they couldn't figure out for themselves. Then it happened.At fifteen and a half, all Bari Lynn Cobel cared about was her volley ball matches, upcoming Sweet 15 party, becoming head cheerleader, listening to her *NSYNC cds. and talking abut boys with her best friend, Nicole.Bari Lynn's grades were just good enough for her to stay in cheerleading squad. Beyond high school, she didn't know what she wanted to do with her life. Then it happened.This is not just another story about the World Trade Center 9/11 crisis. Join the Cobels and Daniels as they realize a resiliency that they never knew they had. Matt in particular, comes face-to-face with his new disabilities and strengths. Another Day of Infamy is a must read for all.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Life Stories

Author : Maureen O'Connor
ISBN : 9781591585275
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 80.19 MB
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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Magnificent Mind At Any Age

Author : Daniel G. Amen
ISBN : 9780748119127
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 23.73 MB
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When your brain works right, so do you. When it's out of balance, you feel frustrated, or worse. Yet amid all the advice about how to keep the rest of our body strong and healthy, we hear very little about how to keep the most complex and magnificent organ of all - the human brain - in top working order. In MAGNIFICENT MIND AT ANY AGE Daniel Amen demonstrates that the true key to satisfaction and success at any age is a healthy brain. By optimising our brain function we can all develop the qualities of a magnificent mind, such as increased memory and concentration; the ability to maintain warm and satisfying relationships and better impulse control and mastery over potential addictions. Daniel Amen demonstrates how to develop a healthy brain through diet, natural supplements, vitamins, exercise, positive thinking habits, and, if necessary, medication. He also pinpoints specific ways to tailor your behaviour, nutrition and lifestyle to deal with common mental challenges such as memory problems, anxiety and depression, attention deficit disorder, and insomnia.
Category: Health & Fitness

No Time For Depression

Author : Dr. Barbara Ann Ellicott
ISBN : 9781469100197
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 29.95 MB
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Many folks suffer from situational depression which can rob one of life's joys, adversely affect family, careers, relationships, and health. This book presents the means by which one can overcome his/her situational depression if he/she is motivated to do so. Dr. Ellicott presents specific suggestions for overcoming depression, which not only helped her, but which worked for many of her patients, as well. We cannot always control what hand life deals us, but we have a choice as to how we respond. This book may inspire you to live your best life and embrace true happiness.
Category: Psychology

The Woman Who Decided To Die

Author : Ronald Munson
ISBN : 0199716145
Genre : Medical
File Size : 70.95 MB
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Advances in medical technology force us to struggle with new and often gut-wrenching decisions. How do we know when someone is dead and not just in a coma? Should a convicted felon qualify for a new heart? In The Woman Who Decided to Die, novelist and medical ethicist Ronald Munson takes readers to the very edges of medicine, where treatments fail and where people must cope with helplessness, mortality, and doubt. Using personal narratives that place us right next to doctors, patients, and care givers as they make decisions, Munson explores ten riveting case-based stories, told with a writer's eye for illuminating detail. These include a young woman with terminal leukemia more worried about her family than herself, a stepfather asked to donate a liver segment to his stepson, a student who believes she is being controlled by invisible Agents, and a psychiatrist-patient who prizes his autonomy until the end. Raising fundamental questions about human relationships, this is an essential book about the very nature of life and death.
Category: Medical

Just Call Me Smitty

Author : Ralph R. Smith Sr.
ISBN : 9781469101439
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 79.31 MB
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Things happen to everyone, good and bad. Thats life. How you react to these events are stories of your life. This is mine. By: Ralph R. Smith Sr.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Senior High Core Collection

Author : Raymond W. Barber
ISBN : 0824210867
Genre : Best books
File Size : 37.87 MB
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- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.
Category: Best books

Multiple Pathways To The Student Brain

Author : Janet Zadina
ISBN : 9781118584880
Genre : Education
File Size : 81.59 MB
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From an award-winning neuroscience researcher with twenty yearsof teaching experience, Multiple Pathways to the StudentBrain uses educator-friendly language to explain how the brainlearns. Steering clear of “neuro-myths,” Dr. JanetZadina discusses multiple brain pathways for learning andprovides practical advice for creating a brain-compatibleclassroom. While there are an abundance of books and workshops that aim tointegrate education and brain science, educators are seldom givenconcrete, actionable advice that makes a difference in theclassroom. Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain bridgesthat divide by providing examples of strategies forday-to-day instruction aligned with the latest brain science. The book explains not only the sensory/motor pathways that arefamiliar to most educators (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic), italso explores the lesser known pathways--reward/survival, language,social, emotional, frontal lobe, and memory/attention--and how theycan be tapped to energize and enhance instruction. Educators are forever searching for new and improved ways toconvey information and inspire curiosity, and research suggeststhat exploiting different pathways may have a major effect onlearning. Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain allowsreaders to see brain science through the eyes of ateacher—and teaching through the eyes of a brainscientist.
Category: Education