The Angina Monologues

Author: Rosamund Kendal

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 1770098127

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The story of three very different women finding courage, love, and compassion in the most unlikely places, this narrative follows medical interns as they work in a rural South African hospital. Spoiled Rachel struggles to establish her independence and learns to love across the cultural ÷ conservative Seema attempts to end a relationship that has become increasingly abusive; and street-savvy Nomsa finally accepts a past that she has spent a lifetime denying. Coping with rogue snakes, gang assassinations, and the public's denial of AIDS, these women demonstrate what it takes to be a doctor in South Africa.

The Angina Monologues

Author: Samer Nashef

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925693414

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2233


A pioneering cardiac surgeon expertly sews up the heart of surgery, the health of the nation, and the NHS. The Angina Monologues speeds from the transporting of a donor’s heart up the motorway hard shoulder, to cautionary stories of excessive intervention gone awry in US hospitals, to a traumatic trip to bring advanced cardiac surgery to the Palestinian West Bank. Nashef tells heart-stopping stories of transplants, coronary artery bypasses, aorta repair, and cardiac arrest. He also delivers humane advice about medical realities rarely observed: the futility of obsessing over diet, the necessity of calculating risks, the role of decision making, the resilience of doctor and patient alike, and the threadbare brilliance of the NHS. Nashef is a magnificently warm and likeable doctor and writer; and he has the best imaginable bedside manner.

The Angina Monologues

Author: Samer Nashef

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911617785

Category: Heart

Page: 304

View: 7055


A pioneering cardiac surgeon expertly sews up the heart of surgery, the health of the nation, and the NHS. The Angina Monologuesspeeds from the transporting of a donor's heart up the motorway hard shoulder, to cautionary stories of excessive intervention gone awry in US hospitals, to a traumatic trip to bring advanced cardiac surgery to the Palestinian West Bank. Nashef tells heart-stopping stories of transplants, coronary artery bypasses, aorta repair, and cardiac arrest. He also delivers humane advice about medical realities rarely observed: the futility of obsessing over diet, the necessity of calculating risks, the role of decision making, the resilience of doctor and patient alike, and the threadbare brilliance of the NHS. Nashef is a magnificently warm and likeable doctor and writer; and he has the best imaginable bedside manner.

When You're Hot, You're Hot

Author: Jan King

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449440908

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 5209


Jan King has traveled under the bridge of menopause county and come out on the other side with a completely irreverent look at the changes women's bodies inevitably go through. What's so funny about hot flashes, you wonder? After reading When You're Hot, You're Hot, you'll know the answer: nothing, really. But you will have had the pleasure of getting the real scoop on menopause from one of the funniest writers out there. Jan unleashes her ready wit on her experiences with menopause and breast cancer to show you how to laugh your way through trying times. Read this book, and, suddenly, the Change can turn into the unthinkable . . . a laughing matter.

The Angina Monologues

Author: Samer Nashef

Publisher: Scribe Us

ISBN: 9781947534896

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7387


A pioneering cardiac surgeon expertly sews up the heart of surgery. The Angina Monologues speeds from the transporting of a donor's heart up the highway's shoulder, to cautionary stories of excessive intervention gone awry in US hospitals, to a traumatic trip to bring advanced cardiac surgery to the Palestinian West Bank. Nashef tells heartstopping stories of transplants, coronary artery bypasses, aorta repair, and cardiac arrest. He also delivers humane advice about medical realities rarely observed: the futility of obsessing over diet, the necessity of calculating risks, the role of decision making, and the resilience of doctor and patient alike. Nashef is a magnificently warm and likeable doctor and writer; and he has the best imaginable bedside manner.

Rula

Author: Rula Lenska

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849546592

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6603


Rula Lenska's is an extraordinary life. Born in Britain to Polish aristocrats, refugees from the Nazis and then the Soviets, Rula found fame in the 1970s as 'Q' in the TV series Rock Follies. Shortly afterwards, she accidentally conquered America with the infamous VO5 hair advert, prompting Johnny Carson to ask 'Who the hell is Rula Lenska?' The world soon found out exactly who she was, as her career went on a rollercoaster ride through classic British television series such as Minder, To the Manor Born, The Detectives, Doctor Who, Casualty, Space: 1999 and, of course, Coronation Street. This came alongside a distinguished stage career, with stellar performances in The Vagina Monologues and Calendar Girls. But her success has often been tempered with heartache. The fanfare surrounding her celebrity marriage to Dennis Waterman quickly faded amid accusations of alcoholism and spousal abuse. And then there was her surreal stint on Celebrity Big Brother, which she calls 'sixteen days of madness'... Now older and wiser, and elevated to the status of national treasure, Rula Lenska is ready to share her unbelievable story in full. And while we've all watched her life from the outside, no one has heard or seen Rula like this - unabashed, honest and thrilling.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Healthy Living Series: Heart Disease

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1453280200

Category: Self-Help

Page: 132

View: 2964


Endorsed and supported by the Hope Heart Institute, this new series from Chicken Soup for the Soul presents inspirational stories followed by positive, practical medical advice for caregivers and patients. This audiobook features the perfect blend of emotional support and vital information about heart disease, including material regarding: • Understanding Your Diagnosis • Working With Your Doctor • Blood Pressure and Cholesterol • The DASH Diet • Smart Exercise • Alternative Treatments • Surgery and Other Options • Attitude and Health • Cardiac Rehab • Living Better with Heart Disease than You Ever Have Before

Victoria Wood Unseen on TV

Author: Jasper Rees,Victoria Wood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1398707481

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 5317


'There was none like her before and there's been none like her since' Dawn French In the five years since Victoria Wood's death, one great sadness has been the realisation that we will never again be surprised by new material from her. But as part of the research for Let's Do It, the critically acclaimed Sunday Times bestseller, her official biographer Jasper Rees uncovered a treasure chest of unseen work. From her first piece of comic prose, for the school magazine, through to material written for the great TV shows of her maturity, this joyful hoard of unreleased material spans nearly half a century. Victoria Wood: Unseen on TV is a unique and intimate insight into the working of an irreplaceable genius of comedy. From the first to the last, here are sketches, songs and stand-up monologues that no one else could have written, which will make you laugh in the way that only she could. 'He was a lovely man he had a lovely gap between his two front teeth. I specially noticed it cos he had a mushy pea stuck in it. He said can I take you home I said hang on I haven't finished my Tizer. So, we get home he says can I come in for a coffee. I said I haven't got any coffee but you can come in for a Horlicks if you don't mind sucking your own lumps.' Praise for Let's Do It: 'Rees pulls off the trick of writing a brilliant tribute while also - somehow, almost - bringing Victoria Wood back to life in all her complicated glory.' Guardian 'An immersive, authoritative book' Spectator 'Impeccable' Daily Telegraph 'A must-read' Daily Mirror 'A joy' Daily Mail

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum's Heart Book

Author: Suzanne Steinbaum

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101599928

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 6528


In the tradition of Christiane Northrup, a renowned cardiologist integrates emotional and physical well-being in a revolutionary new approach to women’s heart health. As a cardiologist with a specialization in women’s heart disease, Dr. Steinbaum has helped thousands of patients resolve their heart issues, and aims to do the same for readers in her inspirational book that will change the way we think about heart health. She guides readers through the risk factors of heart disease, from the traditional physical benchmarks like weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure, to lifestyle habits, emotional awareness, and even the way she sees herself in the mirror—and in the world. In Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book, readers are shown clear, easy steps on how to maximize heart health. This is a life book that will teach women how to regain control over all aspects of their busy lives, including how to finally achieve: A heart-healthy diet Heart-supportive exercise Heart-enhancing stress management Heart-filling relationships A sound night’s sleep A more satisfying sex life A calm, focused mind A deep level of self care And much, much more. Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum's Heart Book strives to bring forth a new approach to heart-centered healing so that readers everywhere may experience a fulfilling life of health and happiness.

Lowrider Blues

Author: Marie Romero Cash

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 161139077X

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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This collection of short stories and prose chronicles events observed by the author during her lifetime in Northern New Mexico. Family, relatives, friends and strangers (real or imaginary) are caught off guard in everyday occurrences that evoke laughter, tears, or memories of the past. The names have, of course, been changed, and much embellishment has been added to stories which may or may not be true. Stories of innocence, family dynamics, relationships and injustice combine to bring a tongue in cheek narrative to the reader. The author adds: “My inner barrio is full of observations, whether from the neighborhood where I grew up in Santa Fe or from watching ordinary people interact with each other. I try to see the humor in whatever life throws at us and hope some of these stories will bring a chuckle or a hearty laugh to anyone willing to let their guard down as they read on.” Born in Santa Fe, MARIE ROMERO CASH is an award-winning folk artist/santera who has been exhibiting her colorful works for over thirty years. She is also a writer, having authored several books on Northern New Mexican culture, shrines, saints and churches including: BUILT OF EARTH AND SONG: A GUIDEBOOK TO NORTHERN NEW MEXICO’S VILLAGE CHURCHES; LIVING SHRINES: DEVOTIONAL SPACES IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICO HOMES; SANTOS, A COLORING BOOK OF NEW MEXICO SAINTS (also from Sunstone Press); and her memoir about growing up in Santa Fe, TORTILLA CHRONICLES.