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    Fang, Fang
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    On January 25, 2020, after the central government imposed a lockdown in Wuhan, acclaimed Chinese writer Fang Fang began publishing an online diary. In the days and weeks that followed, Fang Fang's nightly postings gave voice to the fears, frustrations, anger, and hope of millions of her fellow citizens, reflecting on the psychological impact of forced isolation, the role of the internet as both community lifeline and source of misinformation, and most tragically, the lives of neighbors and friends taken by the deadly virus.

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    Larkin, Tim
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    Self-protection expert Tim Larkin arms us with what we need to know to prevent, prepare for, and survive the event of life-or-death violence.

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    This anthology presents forty narratives, both nonfiction and fiction, that together capture the impact and complexity of Alzheimer's and other dementias on patients as well as their caregivers and family.

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    Sheff, Nic
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    Drug addict Nic Sheff always believed he could quit whenever he needed to, until a violent relapse one summer convinced him otherwise. Here is his raw, compelling story of the depths of addiction and the road to recovery.

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    Boehm, Leslie A.
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    Canadians view their healthcare – recognized throughout the world as an exemplary system – as iconic and integral to their identity. In Toward the Health of a Nation Leslie Boehm recounts the first seventy years in the life of one of the foundations of Canada's healthcare system, the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Boehm – a graduate of IHPME, and an instructor there throughout his career – charts the institute's history from its inception in 1947 as the Department of Hospital Administration to the present day. The first program of its kind in Canada, and one of the few in the world, the school was founded at a time when the issue of healthcare was becoming a significant part of national and provincial discussions and policies. Initially concentrating on hospital management and professional degrees, it has expanded to offer academic degrees and facilitate important research into health systems, policies, and outcomes. In Toward the Health of a Nation Boehm demonstrates the excellence of the program, its faculty, and its graduates, as well as their accomplishments in major government initiatives and royal commissions. In the seventy years since IHPME's inception healthcare has grown to become a major part of government and business activity, and it will only increase in coming years. An in-depth history of a major program in graduate health education, Toward the Health of a Nation highlights how important healthcare is to a modern, functional society.

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    Livingston, Becky
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    When a brain tumour takes the life of Becky Livingston’s twenty-three-year-old daughter Rachel, her life makes an unconventional turn. Rachel, an avid traveller, had one wish: to keep exploring the world.So, for twenty-six months Livingston travels — untethered and alone — to Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, India, England, Ireland and North America, coast to coast. In her suitcase: Rachel’s ashes, heavy but compact. As she gradually merges her daughter’s remains with the elements, Livingston learns how to forge a new sense of belonging in an unfamiliar world.

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    Davis, Ronald W., White, Tracie
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    For six years, Whitney Dafoe was confined to a bedroom in the back of his parents' home, unable to walk, to eat, to speak. This book tells the story of one father's desperate hunt for the insidious illness that stole his son away.

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    Saint Thomas, Sophie
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    Elevate your self-care routine using the benefits of CBD—or cannabidiol—with these 200 methods to improve your mind, body, and spirit! Many people have already been implementing CBD into their self-care routines and are loving all the many soothing benefits it brings. But with so many products and supplements now available in the marketplace, it can be difficult to figure out what will work best for you. In The Little Book of CBD for Self-Care you'll find 200 CBD-powered activities that can boost your self-care experience. From stretching exercises using CBD to soothe sore muscles, to skin-calming face mask recipes, to CBD-fueled smoothie breaks, you'll find all the tools to start feeling your best. Take some much-needed time for yourself with these quick and easy methods to relax and recharge.

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    Patrick-Goudreau, Colleen
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    Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has guided countless individuals through the process of becoming vegan. Now, she shares her insights into why some people stay vegan and others stop. In these pages, Colleen shares her wisdom for managing common challenges and arms readers, both vegan and plant-based, with solutions and strategies for creating a sustainable vegan lifestyle.

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    Deer, Brian
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    Controversy over vaccines is erupting around the globe. Fear is spreading. Banished diseases have returned. And an "anti-vax" movement has surfaced to campaign against children's shots. Investigative reporter Brian Deer exposes the truth behind the crisis.

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    Kaye, Elizabeth, Curran, Abbey
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    Abbey Curran was born with cerebral palsy, but she resolved to never let it limit her. And after realizing her own dreams, she began helping other disabled girls do the same. Abbey tells a story of overcoming the odds and finding the courage to compete.

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    Campbell, Thomas M., Campbell, T. Colin
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    This new, expanded edition of the groundbreaking book features brand-new content, including the latest undeniable evidence of the power of a plant-based diet.

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    Harper, Michele
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    A New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book “Riveting, heartbreaking, sometimes difficult, always inspiring.” — The New York Times Book Review As seen/heard on  Fresh Air ,  The Daily Show with Trevor Noah , NBC Nightly News , MSNBC, Weekend Edition ,  and more An emergency room physician explores how a life of service to others taught her how to heal herself. Michele Harper is a female, African American emergency room physician in a profession that is overwhelmingly male and white. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in a complicated family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia, when he told her he couldn’t move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman. In the ensuing years, as Harper learned to become an effective ER physician, bringing insight and empathy to every patient encounter, she came to understand that each of us is broken—physically, emotionally, psychically. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process. The Beauty in Breaking is the poignant true story of Harper’s journey toward self-healing. Each of the patients Harper writes about taught her something important about recuperation and recovery. How to let go of fear even when the future is murky: How to tell the truth when it’s simpler to overlook it. How to understand that compassion isn’t the same as justice. As she shines a light on the systemic disenfranchisement of the patients she treats as they struggle to maintain their health and dignity, Harper comes to understand the importance of allowing ourselves to make peace with the past as we draw support from the present. In this hopeful, moving, and beautiful book, she passes along the precious, necessary lessons that she has learned as a daughter, a woman, and a physician.

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    Aubrecht, Katie, Kelly, Christine, Rice, Carla
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    As the global population ages, disability demographics are shifting. Societal transformation and global health inequities have changed who is likely to reach old age, who is likely to live with disability, and the relationship between aging and disability in various socio-cultural and geopolitical contexts. The Aging–Disability Nexusbreaks new ground by bringing gerontology and disability studies into dialogue. This thoughtful examination of competing narratives about disability and aging explores the distinction between aging witha disability and aging intodisability, revealing how multiple identities, socio-economic forces, culture, and community give form to our experiences.

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    LaRocca, Marissa
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    LaRocca reveals her struggle with eating disorders and her sexuality, showing how she emerged as an advocate for gay rights.

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    Mirk, Sarah
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    Modern life is in need of some modern relationship advice. Sarah Mirk analyzes contemporary relationships through the struggles, opinions, and experiences of a diverse group of individuals living in nontraditional relationships.

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    Fuller, Sue
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    This collection includes twelve different guided relaxations that can be listened to night after night. Each session will guide your child safely through a series of relaxation techniques and take them on different imaginary journeys that will help them clear their minds and relax physically and emotionally, making it easy for them to fall asleep.

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    Theisen, Eloise, Randall, Alice O'Leary
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    This book gives you a look into the therapeutic benefits of CBD, including how it can decrease inflammation and provide relief for painful conditions, without the side effects.

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    Marcus, Aubrey
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    Human optimization thought leader Aubrey Marcus's personal and professional mission rests on a single question: How can we get the most out of our body and mind on a daily basis? Marcus answers that question in this empowering handbook that guides listeners to optimize every moment of the day, from waking in the morning, through work and play, until bedtime each night. With small changes made throughout the day, we can feel better and live happier.

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    Frank, Lesley
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    “Did you ever go to bed and wonder if your child was getting enough to eat?” For food insecure mothers, the worry is constant, and babies are at risk of going hungry. Through compelling interviews, Lesley Frank answers the breastfeeding paradox: why women who can least afford to buy infant formula are less likely to breastfeed. She exposes the shocking reality of food insecurity for formula-fed babies and the constraints limiting mothers’ ability to breastfeed. Out of Milkcalls out the pressing need to establish the economic and social conditions necessary for successful breastfeeding and for accessible and safe formula feeding for families everywhere.

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