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Be Your Own Brand of Sexy: A New Sexual Revolution for Women by Susan L. Edelman, M.D.

Be Your Own Brand of Sexy

Reviewed by Lisa Brown-Gilbert

Positing a revamped sexual revolution for women, Dr. Susan L. Edelman invites the modern dating female to change their lives by changing their dating habits in her book, Be Your Own Brand of Sexy. This is a must have book for all women dating or looking to date, expertly suffused with invaluable guidance from Dr. Edelman that intelligently examines the current dating scene, and does away with the outmoded dating culture of the woman who settles for or accepts less than her ideal mate. In fact it poses a revolutionary change in standards for the modern dating woman that equips women with the means to know themselves and in turn help themselves and ends the potential for dating/relationship heartache.

Fascinomas – Fascinating Medical Mysteries by Clifton K. Meador, M.D.

Reviewed by Teri Davis

Fascinoma combines the words ‘fascinate’ with ‘oma.’ The suffix ‘oma’ usually denotes a growth or tumor. … Thus a fascinoma is medical slang for an unusually interesting medical case.”

Combining the unusual with the study of medicine is the perfect title for this compact collection written in layman terms.

Doctors, fortunately, are usually correct in the assessment and treatment of most patients but it is impossible for a correct diagnosis all the time. Also complicating this process is the realistic fact that not everyone reacts exactly the same way to every disease. Most experienced doctors vividly remember those few cases where their diagnosis and treatment did not work. These are those stories which fortunately are resolved but often require a different approach.

The Plague Within
by Lawrence W. Gold, M.D.

The Plague WithinReviewed by Teri Davis

What can you do is you are sick, very sick? Naturally, you seek someone in the medical profession that believes and hopes to make you feel better and to lessen your symptoms. What happens though if you don’t heal or improve? Do you continue with the same doctor or do you look for a second opinion? At what point do you break with the traditional methods and look for other alternatives, even new untested possibilities?

THE PLAGUE WITHIN is a story about two doctors and two philosophies of medicine, the traditional conservative and the alternative or possibly experimental treatment.

Dr. Jack Byrnes is a traditional doctor treating his patient, Rachel Palmer, who despite caring approaches is becoming sicker each day with her family seeing her close death. Rachel’s husband believes and trusts Jack, but her mother wants to look at other possible avenues of treatment, whether they have been successful or not.

The Sixth Sense
by Lawrence W. Gold, M.D.

The Sixth Sense Reviewed by Cy Hilterman

This terrific book takes the reader into the medical profession, as do Dr. Gold’s other two books but this one goes farther introducing the “Sixth Sense” to the readers. Dr. Arnold Roth is a general practitioner at Brier Hospital. The hospital at present was having an epidemic of viral encephalitis and the flu, which kept the hospital full with very few beds available. A doctor’s profession throws many obstacles and bad things into their lives, one of which is having to be honest with a dying patient. This excellent story has one of Dr. Roth’s patients as one of that kind and he is forced to talk with the family about possibilities. It is rarely good but the family has to know what could lie ahead.

And there are the pharmaceutical companies that work hard to develop new drugs for body ailments that need a cure or great relief. Some of these companies compromise their reputation by giving false hopes in a medicine that does not do what it is advertised to so do. The doctors do not know which companies do this but rather they think all is good and normal in these medicines the companies come up with until several patients show problems they shouldn’t. Arnies wife, Lois, is always there for him trying to get him to take time off and not to push himself so hard. Brier Hospital had a QA Committee of which Arnie is a member. This is used for Quality Assurance when there are problems with patients or medications. The story reveals several of Arnies patients and follows them through their hospital or home time. When Arnie becomes sick and has to go to the hospital himself, others are consulted to diagnose and treat him as well as his patients. After his hospitalization, Arnie slowly worked his way back to his work but with a different sense of seeing people and acknowledging their diagnosis like he never could before his illness. He could tell by smell what was wrong even if there was no other indication to substantiate his decision. But he was correct in those diagnoses when no one else could understand.

True Medical Detective Stories
by Clifton K. Meador, M.D.

True Medical Detective Stories Reviewed by Jud Hanson

True Medical Detective Stories by Clifton K Meador, MD, is a fascinating read. He has pulled together a truly amazing collection of medical oddities and peculiar cases into one collection that will keep the reader’s attention from start to finish.

For the Love of God
By Lawrence W. Gold, M.D.

For the Love of God Reviewed by Cy Hilterman

Excellent and controversial book showing both ways of thinking between professional medical care and those believing in faith healing using no doctors. Daniel Zimmer led an upstate New York religious retreat. This group believed that only God through prayers and anointing could cure someone’s illness, regardless of what it was. When someone in the rather large group living in the retreat area had a medical problem, other members of “The Followers” as they called themselves would gather around the ill person, pray, anoint, read the bible, and do anything they knew other than professional medical care to heal the ill person. The Followers had no faith in medical wellness but rather faith healing was the only method to save a sick person. From the beginning of this tremendous book on, the reader can absorb how the two different ways try to resolve healthcare. Once in a great while someone would become well with the prayers and anointing but in far too many situations the patient continued getting worse until they died. In most of these situations, professional medical care and treatment would have saved the lives of those that died but Daniel had spread his faith healing so deeply into the minds of his followers that a doctor would not be called in any situation.

Daniel eventually married Patricia but mostly in name only. Daniel had to have more children with the many young women, many young teenagers, to keep The Followers growing. Many died from lack of proper medical treatment but it took some time before some in the group realized that their ill child or other family member was not improving using Daniels methods. Sara Cobb, a young woman reporter for the Albany Star, was assigned by her boss to go to the nearby area for another story. Upon her arrival she learned that two inmates had broken out of the local prison and Sheriff Tom Jackson and his deputies were searching the area that happened to be near The Followers retreat area. The sheriff found a cave and searched it thinking the prisoners might be in there but to his dismay he found quite a few bodies instead. The cave was supposed to be a part of the Indian burial grounds and the way these adults and children were placed he knew Indians did not do it. These bodies were eventually connected to The Followers. Now the charges were made against The Followers.