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April 16, 2012

NYAM and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation present a talk by Judith Hannan about her forthcoming memoir, Motherhood, Exaggerated. In the book, when eight-year-old Nadia cracks her jaw unmasking a rare bone cancer, mother and daughter are launched on a revelatory journey of treatment, recovery and survival.

March 21, 2012

The second edition of this popular award-winning book provides a broad overview of health I.T. in the era of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (ARRA/HITECH).

February 28, 2012

Genetics is rapidly enhancing our understanding and treatment of disease, but genetic testing presents ever new dilemmas for physicians and patients. In his new book, psychiatrist Robert Klitzman explores how individuals confront these complex issues in their daily lives.

December 1, 2011

Forgiveness and Reconciliation breaks new ground as a volume that will enhance the work of social and peace psychologists, physicians, nurses, researchers in health care, intergroup and international relations, and peace and conflict studies.

November 15, 2011

The event has been postponed. A new date will be announced. Part memoir, part investigative journalism, and a minute-by-minute account of the nightmare that was the autumn of 2001, I Heard the Sirens Scream breaks new ground both in its content and form. Released before the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 and anthrax attacks, I Heard the Sirens Scream provides the definitive narrative of what happened between early September 2001 and late January 2002.

November 14, 2011

In this book, thirty-five young, recently diagnosed patients speak about schizophrenia and the process of recovery, while two specialists illuminate the medical science, psychoeducation, and therapeutic needs of those coping with the illness, as well as access to medical benefits and community resources.

October 11, 2011

Rooted deeply in historic fact, Open Wound artfully fictionalizes the complex, lifelong relationship between U.S. Army Assistant Surgeon William Beaumont and Alexis St. Martin, the French Canadian gunshot victim he saved in 1822 and later experimented upon in order to write a book.

September 12, 2011

Author David J. Hellerstein uses the term New Neuropsychiatry to refer to a dramatically different approach to help people who have depression and anxiety disorders, focused on improving present-day life and on achieving long-term remission of symptoms. Heal Your Brain combines the advances of neuroscience and medicine with the art of the storyteller to show how the New Neuropsychiatry can alter the course of your life.

May 19, 2011

After a serious operation, Sholom Glouberman struggled with being a patient and then joined some others to pursue an examination of the patient experience. They identified some of its common elements that were worth pursuing and began to organize themselves to see how changes and improvements might occur. He will speak about his experience and the gradual evolution of the Patients’ Association of Canada.

May 17, 2011

In Something to Prove: A Daughter’s Journey to Fulfill a Father’s Legacy, Dr. Yvonne Thornton reveals how she ascended to the top of her field as a physician by drawing on her father’s teachings. Despite bias and setbacks, she became the first African-American woman to be board certified in the obstetrical sub-specialty of maternal-fetal medicine.

March 29, 2011

Join NYAM Fellow Connie Vance as she presents her book (the newest addition in the Springer Fast Facts series) that provides insights for protégés and mentors to activate networking and mentoring strategies for building a successful and satisfying professional career.

March 23, 2011

A riveting and wide-reaching history, Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution shows how blood transfusion became swept up in personal vendettas, international intrigues, and the war between science and superstition. Holly Tucker offers readers a sharp-eyed exposé of the deadly politics, murderous plots, and cutthroat rivalries behind the first blood transfusions in seventeenth-century Europe.

February 23, 2011

The increasing concentration of poverty and significant inequalities between urban neighborhoods and the physical and social environments in cities are important determinants of population health.  Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, and David Vlahov, PhD, RN, will speak about this important new book, in which experts identify the priority problems and outline solutions that can generate and sustain healthy urban environments. 

February 15, 2011

In this talk of equal interest to both doctors and patients, Newman will describe the expectations and experience of a patient in life-and-death dialogues with doctors.

November 10, 2010

Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals provides a nursing focus with an interdisciplinary approach intertwined to create an understanding of the economic, political and policy dimensions of health care. Using contributors, this reference offers future nurses and healthcare practitioners keen insight and understanding that clinical practice is derived from regulation, laws, and policies that are initiated from public policy and politics.

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