American healthcare is in crisis. It doesn’t have to be. There's a revolution going on right now. On the frontiers of medicine, some doctors have developed an approach for treating people that is more effective, more humane, and more affordable. It's an approach to healthcare that has captured the attention of the media and business elite - and the President of the United States. It's all happening at Cleveland Clinic, one of the most innovative, forward-looking medical institutions in the nation.
"Good read - very Cleveland-Clinic centric"
For three months, the police find no clues in the stabbing death of Hope Devane, the author of a pop-psychology best-seller. So they turn to Dr. Alex Delaware to study the case for insights that might point to a killer. As Alex unlocks the private compartments of Hope's life, the murder looks calculated and vengeful. A study of her childhood reveals that she kept secrets from everyone. It also helps Alex set a trap for the killer.
A lot of businesspeople talk about innovation, but few companies have achieved the level of truly transformative innovation as brilliantly - or as famously - as the legendary Mayo Clinic. Introducing Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast, the first innovation guide based on the proven, decade-long program that's made Mayo Clinic one of the most respected and successful organizations in the world.
The Mayo Clinic is one of the world’s most prestigious organizations, one that fosters a culture that exceeds customer expectations and earns deep loyalty from both customers and employees. Service business authority Leonard Berry and Mayo Clinic marketing administrator Kent Seltman had the rare opportunity to study Mayo Clinic's service culture and systems from the inside by conducting personal interviews as well as observing hundreds of clinician-patient interactions. The result is Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic, a book about how the Clinic's business concept produces stellar clinical results.
Daniel Amen, M.D., one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain, has news for you: your brain is involved in everything you do; learn to care for it properly, and you will be smarter, healthier, and happier in as little as 15 days!
"A large advertisement and excessive repetition"
This taut yet lyrical memoir tells of the author’s experience with a baffling illness poised to take her sight, and gives a deeply felt meditation on vulnerability and on what it means to lose the faith you had and find something better. One day at the end of 2009, during a routine eye exam that Nora Gallagher nearly skipped, her doctor said, “Darn.” Her right optic nerve was inflamed, the cause unknown, a condition that if left untreated would cause her to lose her sight.
Cleveland Clinic has long been recognized for driving some of the best clinical outcomes in the nation, but it was not always a leader in patient experience. There was a time when this revered organization ranked among the lowest in the country in this area. Within 10 years, however, it had climbed to among the highest and has emerged as the thought leader in the space.
"Good for all medical professionals"
Three months ago, Hope Devane was found stabbed to death on a quiet, shady street in one of L.A.'s safest neighborhoods. The police have found no clues to her murder. Now Detective Milo Sturgis, newly assigned to the case, turns to his psychologist friend, Dr. Alex Delaware, looking for insights into Hope's life. She was a psychology professor and controversial author of a pop-psych best seller, an angry indictment of men. Both Milo and Alex believe Hope's murder to be an execution fueled by hate.
"not what was advertised"
For the 38 million Americans who suffer from anxiety and/or depression (and for those who treat them), Dr. Daniel G. Amen has liberating news. Using a sophisticated brain-imaging technology called SPECT (single photon emissions computed tomography), Amen and his colleagues have discovered that these disorders are the result of measurable brain dysfunction, of physical neurological conditions that clinicians can actually see. And what they can see, they can treat more effectively than ever before.
"A commercial for SPECT"
Maya and Dane's intense marriage burned out within three years. Since the divorce, Maya has thrown herself into her career, working long hours and neglecting her own needs. The more she tells herself she's an independent and successful woman who doesn't want Dane to care for her, the more she is drawn to him and the secret place they call "the clinic". After a particularly difficult week at work, Maya is more than ready for a carefree vacation. When work threatens her time off, though, she escapes to the clinic to play doctor with Dane and her favorite nurse.
Candace is excited about her new job as a candy striper, and this 18-year-old girl is ready to be the best candy striper she can. Of course, she wasn't expecting the stunning nurse Nora to take an interest in her, but the little teen is going to learn all about Nurse Nora while Nurse Nora learns all about her, including her pert little tits, her sweet ass, and her tiny virgin pussy! It's a first lesbian sex short sure to please!
Lily is just trying her best to make ends meet. She works days in the clinic where her poor sister is under extensive care. At nights, she makes money as an exotic dancer. She never expected Dr. Masters to visit the strip club, and she certainly never expected him to blackmail her into sex! As far as the doctor is concerned, it’s time to show the sexy new employee exactly what a skilled physician can do to a woman’s body…and just for kicks he’s bringing along another man!
Anti, a quiet English boy living in Quito, Ecuador, strikes up a friendship with flamboyant classmate Fabian, who is everything Anti isn't: handsome, athletic, and popular. What's more, he lives with his rakish Uncle Suarez, while Anti is stuck in the dull ex-pat world inhabited by his parents. Suarez, a storyteller par excellence, infects the boys with his passion for outlandish tales, and before long their relationship becomes one conducted entirely through the medium of storytelling.
Susie confesses that the pressure to give great Valentine's Day advice is enough to makes any sex guru shutter, she doesn't hesitate to give everyone - from the most in love to the most cynical - sexy holiday advice. Then, in the mailbag, a woman wonders why she's plagued by lovers who have teenagers.
Do you find it difficult to hear God in this noisy, distracting world? Do you feel like you could do more, if you could truly relax? Do you think prayer would be more satisfying if you could focus on what you're trying to say to God and not be distracted by the material world? Meditation is the key to gaining focus in a world that seems to fight every attempt at focus. It will help you quiet your mind, find peace, and be fully present in prayer.
Dr. Oscar Thorne inherited his grandparents' house and is turning it into a hospital for shape-shifters, helped by his best friend, carpenter Danny Davies. The paperwork is never-ending, so he hires office manager Ambrielle Watson to deal with it all. Oscar and Danny are both wolves and both Doms. Ambrielle's a human and a sub. Is she a perfect match for them both? Oscar's cousin George Thorne contests their grandparents' will, demanding the house and all the land for himself.
Two graduate students decide to solve their financial problems by becoming egg donors at an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic on Boston's North Shore. But second thoughts and curiosity prompt the two women to find out more about their donated eggs. Obtaining employment at the clinic under aliases, they soon discover the horrifying aims of its research, immediately putting their lives, and their sanity, irrevocably at risk.
Physical negotiates the political and medical forks in the labyrinth of our health care system and calls for sanity and enlightenment in the stem-cell research wars. It's a no-holds-barred, wrenching, often hilarious portrait of the looming mortality of a privileged generation that can't believe the party's winding down, if not over.
"Very interesting, liked his perspective"
Case Study: Bruce 'The Throat' Hume and Ed 'The Inflection' Olivas, Dependent Personality Disorder. This Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center, it's the Anaheim Truck and RV Expo, featuring a crazy list of vendors, booths, entertainers, music, and more!