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The Intellectual Devotional Health: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Digest a Daily Dose of Wellness Wisdom
     

The Intellectual Devotional Health: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Digest a Daily Dose of Wellness Wisdom

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by David S. Kidder
 

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In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling Intellectual Devotional series, authors Noah Oppenheim and David Kidder have partnered with Bruce K. Young, MD, to offer a year's worth of medical knowledge and wellness wisdom. Each daily dose in this infectious volume offers insight into the mysterious terrain of the human body and the

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In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling Intellectual Devotional series, authors Noah Oppenheim and David Kidder have partnered with Bruce K. Young, MD, to offer a year's worth of medical knowledge and wellness wisdom. Each daily dose in this infectious volume offers insight into the mysterious terrain of the human body and the factors that impact its constitution.

Drawn from seven diverse categories, including lifestyle and preventive medicine; the mind; medical milestones; drugs and alternative treatments; sexuality and reproduction; diseases and ailments; and children and adolescents, these 365 entries are as informative as they are functional. From aspirin to the x-ray, headaches to Hippocrates, Viagra to influenza, The Intellectual Devotional: Health will revive the mind and rejuvenate the body. Sure to please devoted intellectuals and newcomers alike, this timely volume sheds new light on an endlessly fascinating subject: ourselves.

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Library Journal
This fourth installment in the "Intellectual Devotional" series (after the general Intellectual Devotional and editions on American history and modern culture), which uses the religious devotional format of short readings, focuses on health and medical knowledge. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim, who wrote the three previous books, team up with Bruce K. Young, M.D. (obstetrics & gynecology, New York Univ. Medical Ctr.). The book's arrangement seems somewhat haphazard, but each day of the week addresses one of seven health categories—Children and Adolescents, Diseases and Ailments, Drugs and Alternative Treatments, the Mind, Sexuality and Reproduction, Lifestyle and Preventative Medicine, and Medical Milestones. Each day proffers one page of information; in the review copy, the type is quite small in places, and some complex topics need more explanation. VERDICT This lively and informative medical miscellany for browsing as well as daily reading will help people learn a little something they didn't know and may make some feel more well rounded. An appropriate gift book, and a great starting place for further research.—Elizabeth J. Eastwood, Los Alamos Cty. Lib. Syst., NM

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605293301
Publisher:
Rodale
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Series:
The Intellectual Devotional , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
683,939
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

DAVID S. KIDDER is an entrepreneur with a wide range of technology and marketing expertise. Kidder and his companies have appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Fast Company. Kidder is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and was a recipient of ID magazine's International Design Award. He lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife, Johanna, and son.

NOAH D. OPPENHEIM, a senior producer of NBC's Today show, has extensive experience in television and print journalism. He has produced and reported for Scarborough Country and Hardball with Chris Matthews, and his writing has appeared in Esquire, the Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, and the Weekly Standard. He resides in New York City.

BRUCE K. YOUNG, MD, is internationally known as a leader and innovator in obstetrics and gynecology. He developed the first obstetrical intensive care unit and founded the Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine at NYU Medical Center. He is the Silverman Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Medical School and is listed among America's Top Doctors and in New York magazine's Best Doctors 2008.

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