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Nathan O'Hara

Nathan O'Hara OXNARD, CA, US Member Since 2008
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  • "Informative, well researched and ni..."

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    The Pain Chronicles is one of the best books of any genre that I have read in quite a few years. It captivated me as well as any novel, and informed me about chronic pain in a way that made the issue at once human and scientific. I highly recommend this one, and I am pretty hard to please.

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    The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Melanie Thernstrom
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
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    Each of us will know physical pain in our lives, but none of us knows when it will come or how long it will stay. Today as much as 10 percent of the population of the United States suffers from chronic pain. It is more widespread, misdiagnosed, and undertreated than any major disease. While recent research has shown that pain produces pathological changes to the brain and spinal cord, many doctors and patients still labor under misguided cultural notions and outdated scientific dogmas.

    Nathan O'Hara says: "Informative, well researched and nicely written"
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  • Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic That Became Medicine’s Greatest Mystery

    "Anatomy of an Epidemic"

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    During the Great Flu epidemic of WWI, there was an epidemic of encephalitis lethargica —or “sleeping sickness”— that left its victims permanently disabled, a plague of catatonic lethargy. Some people were comatose for years-- and it could recur at any time.

    What was it?

    This medical-mystery drama, by award-winning reporter Molly Caldwell Crosby, follows the doctors, scientists, and patients of the time as they tried to solve the origins of this disease.

    You may remember Oliver Sacks’s "Awakenings" chronicled his work curing the sleeping sickness victim. But science has yet to find the cause of the epidemic, the "why?"

    Crosby's book turns a corner in these “sleep” conversations that will have you wide awake to the most chilling prospects yet.

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  • "As good as I hoped, and then some"

    11 of 13 helpful votes

    Natural Healing is a subject very dear to me, so of course I've devoured many books on the subject, but am very willing to keep getting the same material from different sources in hopes that I will eventually get it and shift my lifestyle to more healthy directions.

    The first lecture, I think Dr. Guarneri was establishing her credentials (which are more excellent than all my other sources) and summarizing what the course is about. I was anxious to get to the "meat" so was frustrated that she wasn't getting right to it. Still, I'm glad she started out explaining her own history. Also, in the first lecture (only about 30 min each) she seemed to pause a lot at the end of a statement. That drove me nuts and I vowed to set the speed on my iPod up a notch when I transferred the lectures to it. However, by the time I was listening to the 2nd lecture, either she wasn't doing that as much, or I had gotten used to it, so I never changed the speed. I think it helps me to absorb what is being said better anyway.

    For the first third or half of the lectures, I was hearing mostly familiar things but in a way that was more helpful than before; but in later lectures, I'm hearing things I didn't know, so this has proved much better than I expected. She has also provided many things I can research and follow up on, and things I'm anxious to try out. I'm only about 3/4 of the way through this course but it keeps getting better and better.

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    The Science of Natural Healing

    • ORIGINAL (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Mimi Guarneri
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    Delve into the world of holistic healthcare, the range of nature-based methods and treatments that are both clinically proven and readily available to you-and that provide an alternative way for you to nurture your own optimal health, disarm stress, and deepen the experience of well-being.These 24 compelling and practical lectures offer a rich spectrum of choices and possibilities for your own healthcare, as well as practical tools for creating a truly healthful lifestyle.

    Gloria Moreira says: "Great lay language refresher"

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  • 4.4 (3237 ratings)

    The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

    Stephen Redding says: "Great presentation of a moral dilemma"
  • 4.3 (1441 ratings)

    The Demon Under The Microscope

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Thomas Hager
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first antibiotic medication. In The Demon Under the Microscope, Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic history of the drug that shaped modern medicine.

    John Mertus says: "A pleasure in listening"
  • 4.3 (758 ratings)

    Mountains Beyond Mountains

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
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    Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Kidder tells the true story of a socially conscious genius who uses his intellectual and personal gifts to solve global health problems.

    MikeInOhio says: "A Great Book"
  • 4.4 (399 ratings)

    Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Atul Gawande
    • Narrated By William David Griffith
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    Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human.

    T.K. says: "It's about time..."
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  • 4.4 (360 ratings)

    Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Atul Gawande
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
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    Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive for best performance in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. His stories of diligence and ingenuity take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to labor and delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He discusses the ethical dilemmas of doctors' participation in lethal injections, examines the influence of money on medicine, and recounts the astoundingly contentious history of hand washing.

    Bonneville says: "Unfocused & Rambling"
  • 4.3 (300 ratings)

    The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Richard Preston
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
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    A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days, 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.

    aaron says: "If you love viruses and gore and non-fiction..."
  • 4.3 (233 ratings)

    Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Sharon Moalem, Jonathan Prince
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
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    How did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Was diabetes evolution's response to the last Ice Age? Will a visit to the tanning salon help bring down your cholesterol? Why do we age? Why are some people immune to HIV? Can your genes be turned on or off? Survival of the Sickest reveals the answers to these and many other questions as it unravels the amazing connections between evolution, disease, and human health today.

    Maurice says: "An Eye Opener"
  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    Written by cancer physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies is a stunning combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms our understanding of cancer and much of the world around us. Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a novelist's richness of detail, a historian's range, and a biographer's passion.

    Paul Krasner says: "Spectacular!"
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3237)
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    (1010)
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    (1008)

    "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

    Stephen Redding says: "Great presentation of a moral dilemma"
  • Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Susannah Cahalan
    • Narrated By Heather Henderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records - from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory - reported psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter

    Brian Quaranta says: "For those interested in neurology & psychology"
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
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    Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

    Darwin8u says: "A Clinician's eYe, but a Poet's HEART"
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  • The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Terry Wahls, Eve Adamson
    • Narrated By Pam Ward
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    Like many physicians, Dr. Terry Wahls focused on treating her patients' ailments with drugs or surgical procedures - until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2000. Within three years, her back and stomach muscles had weakened to the point where she needed a tilt-recline wheelchair. Conventional medical treatments were failing her, and she feared that she would be bedridden for the rest of her life.

  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
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    For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

    Matthew says: "Darn funny if you're open to the idea."
  • The Science of Natural Healing

    • ORIGINAL (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Mimi Guarneri
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    (54)
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    Delve into the world of holistic healthcare, the range of nature-based methods and treatments that are both clinically proven and readily available to you-and that provide an alternative way for you to nurture your own optimal health, disarm stress, and deepen the experience of well-being.These 24 compelling and practical lectures offer a rich spectrum of choices and possibilities for your own healthcare, as well as practical tools for creating a truly healthful lifestyle.

    Gloria Moreira says: "Great lay language refresher"
  • On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Dave Grossman, Loren W. Christensen
    • Narrated By Dave Grossman
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    (44)
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    On Combat looks at what happens to the human body under the stresses of deadly battle and the impact on the nervous system, heart, breathing, visual and auditory perception, memory - then discusses new research findings as to what measure warriors can take to prevent such debilitations so they can stay in the fight, survive, and win. A brief, but insightful look at history shows the evolution of combat, the development of the physical and psychological leverage that enables humans to kill other humans, followed by an objective examination of domestic violence in America.

    Phil says: "if you carry a gun - you must listen to this"
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  • Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lissa Rankin
    • Narrated By Lissa Rankin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Dr. Rankin discovered the health care she had been taught was missing something: a recognition of the body’s innate ability to self-repair. Using cases of spontaneous healing, Dr. Rankin shows how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body’s physiology. She lays out the data proving that loneliness, pessimism, depression, fear, and anxiety damage the body, while intimate relationships, gratitude, meditation, sex, and authentic self-expression flip on the body’s self-healing processes.

    Debbie says: "Just me, but, I didn't care for it."
  • Healing ADD Revised Edition: The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 7 Types of ADD

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Daniel G. Amen
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a national health crisis that continues to grow - yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly treated illnesses today. Neuropsychiatrist Daniel G. Amen, MD was one of the first to identify that there are multiple types beyond just purely hyperactive or inattentive ADD, each requiring a different treatment. Now, in this all-new, revised edition, Dr. Amen again employs the latest medical advances in the field, including the largest brain imaging study ever completed on patients with ADD.

  • The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John M. Barry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    No disease the world has ever known even remotely resembles the great influenza epidemic of 1918. Presumed to have begun when sick farm animals infected soldiers in Kansas, spreading and mutating into a lethal strain as troops carried it to Europe, it exploded across the world with unequaled ferocity and speed. It killed more people in 20 weeks than AIDS has killed in 20 years; it killed more people in a year than the plagues of the Middle Ages killed in a century.

    Nancy says: "Gripping and Gory"
  • Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Steven Novella
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    In today's information age, medical myths are all around us. And using them to make decisions about your own health can be harmful. Even deadly. That's why it's critical to understand the accuracy of medical information and discover the truth about everyday health and well-being. That's the core of this important series of 24 eye-opening lectures from an acclaimed neurologist, educator, and science broadcaster.

    Atheous says: "It just starts with myths."
  • Sciatica Pain Relief: All-Natural Sciatica Relief Through Simple Stretches & Exercises, Little Known Tactics, Well Kept Secrets & Comfortable Sleep Positions

    • UNABRIDGED (37 mins)
    • By Alexandra Kastor
    • Narrated By Jenifer Krist
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    Sciatica, moreover back problems in general, really are the worst. Luckily, this audiobook will help you rid your sciatica pain for good. This audiobook will touch on all aspects that could be affecting your sciatic health. Your sciatic nerve, after all, is the longest nerve in your body. You need to take good care of it! This audiobook will teach you exactly what you need to do in order to care for your sciatica and start yourself on the road to recovery.

  • I 12 Guaritori e altri rimedi [The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies]

    • UNABRIDGED (36 mins)
    • By Edward Bach
    • Narrated By Lorenzo Visi
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    Questo è il libro che contiene la descrizione completa dei 38 originali fiori di Bach e che costituiscono, come dice l’autore, il sistema di guarigione più perfetto che a memoria d’uomo sia stato donato all’umanità. Ha il potere di guarire la malattia e, nella sua semplicità, può essere usato da chiunque, in ogni casa.

  • Cancer de mama [Breast Cancer]

    • UNABRIDGED (43 mins)
    • By Jaime Tovar, Nahiely Jaramillo, German Lopez
    • Narrated By Alejandra Guillen
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    El cáncer de mama es la proliferación rápida y descontrolada de células con genes mutados. Estos suprimen o estimulan la continuidad del ciclo celular de los tejidos de las glándulas mamarias. Algunas veces el cáncer de mama se encuentra en los ductos o en los acinos, sin invadir los tejidos vecinos. En ese caso reciben el nombre de carcinomas in situ.

  • The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Terry Wahls, Eve Adamson
    • Narrated By Pam Ward
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    Like many physicians, Dr. Terry Wahls focused on treating her patients' ailments with drugs or surgical procedures - until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2000. Within three years, her back and stomach muscles had weakened to the point where she needed a tilt-recline wheelchair. Conventional medical treatments were failing her, and she feared that she would be bedridden for the rest of her life.

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  • The Adderall Empire: A Life with ADHD and the Millennials' Drug of Choice

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Andrew K. Smith
    • Narrated By Robert Neil DeVoe
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    Andrew K. Smith's hooligan pranks and social impulsiveness paints a picture of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) before medication, and it would seem that the little orange pills could cure his mischief. But listeners will furrow their brows as they enter The Adderall Empire, traveling with Andrew K. Smith through the chemically conflicting mind states. Is working-memory training a feasible alternative? Listeners will beg for the answer, hoping Andrew stops getting into trouble before his parents disown him or he winds up in jail. Again.

  • Beat the Heart Attack Gene: The Revolutionary Plan to Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Bradley Bale, Amy Doneen, Lisa Collier Cool (contributor)
    • Narrated By Bob Souer
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    In Beat the Heart Attack Gene, world-renowned cardiovascular specialists Bradley Bale, MD, and Amy Doneen, ARNP, present a new model for understanding and preventing heart disease. They explain the three different genetic types of cholesterol profiles and tailor treatments for each type, using their cutting-edge Bale/Doneen Method, a simple, comprehensive prevention plan that detects cardiovascular disease (CVD) at early stages.

  • The Obesity Paradox: When Thinner Means Sicker and Heavier Means Healthier

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Carl J. Lavie MD
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
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    Most of us think that longevity hinges on maintaining a normal Body Mass Index. But research conducted over the last decade hit the media in January with explosive news: Overweight and even moderately obese people with certain chronic diseases - from heart disease to cancer - often live longer and fare better than normal-weight individuals with the same ailments. In this groundbreaking audiobook, Carl Lavie, MD, reveals the science behind the obesity paradox and shows us how to achieve maximum health rather than minimum weight.