New Books: March

Highlighted titles from the newest additions to the HSL Collection: You can find the print on the shelf, to the right, when entering the library. A full list of new titles can be found here or check the New Books shelf, for all new print items, by the lounge area.

Living in the shadow of Blackness as a Black physician and healthcare disparity in the United States of America, by Valiere Alcena (NYMC Author).

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“The book is written to bring to light the magnitude of healthcare disparity in the United States of America and the many entities responsible for this disparity. In addition, the book tells young Black men and women how to go about becoming physicians.” — Amazon

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The obesity code: unlocking the secrets of weight loss, by Jason Fung.

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“Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss. In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.” — Amazon

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Whitewash: the story of a weed killer, cancer, and the corruption of science, by Carey Gillam.

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“It’s the pesticide on our dinner plates, a chemical so pervasive it’s in the air we breathe, our water, our soil, and even found increasingly in our own bodies. Known as Monsanto’s Roundup by consumers, and as glyphosate by scientists, the world’s most popular weed killer is used everywhere from backyard gardens to golf courses to millions of acres of farmland. For decades it’s been touted as safe enough to drink, but a growing body of evidence indicates just the opposite, with research tying the chemical to cancers and a host of other health threats. In Whitewash, veteran journalist Carey Gillam uncovers one of the most controversial stories in the history of food and agriculture, exposing new evidence of corporate influence. Gillam introduces readers to farm families devastated by cancers which they believe are caused by the chemical, and to scientists whose reputations have been smeared for publishing research that contradicted business interests. Readers learn about the arm-twisting of regulators who signed off on the chemical, echoing company assurances of safety even as they permitted higher residues of the pesticide in food and skipped compliance tests. And, in startling detail, Gillam reveals secret industry communications that pull back the curtain on corporate efforts to manipulate public perception. Whitewash is more than an exposé about the hazards of one chemical or even the influence of one company. It’s a story of power, politics, and the deadly consequences of putting corporate interests ahead of public safety.”–Dust jacket flap.

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Waste management practices: municipal, hazardous, and industrial, by John Pichtel.

Cover image“Addresses the three main categories of wastes (hazardous, municipal, and “special” wastes) covered under federal regulation outlined in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), an established framework for managing the generation, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of several forms of waste. Focusing on integrating the technical and regulatory complexities of waste management, this book covers the historical and regulatory development of waste management and the management of municipal solid wastes. It also addresses hazardous wastes and their management, from the perspectives of identification, transportation, and requirements for generators as well as the treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.” — Amazon


Thieme MedOne Neurosurgery, from Thieme Medical Publishers.

“MedOne Neurosurgery is your gateway to Thieme’s collection of neurosurgical content. You will find a fully searchable database of hundreds of e-books; step-by-step instructions for core procedures; cases with management and follow-up tips; and thousands of images and surgical videos.” — Publisher


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