New Books Network

Robert A. Voeks, “The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative” (U Chicago Press, 2018)
Jungle medicine: it’s everywhere, from chia seeds to ginseng tea to CBD oil.  In the US, what was once the province of counter culture has moved squarely into the mainstream of Walmart and Walgreens.  In his excellent new book The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative (University of... Read More
Vivian Percy, “Saving Jenny: Rescuing Our Youth from America’s Opioid and Suicide Epidemic” (Radius Books, 2018)
Normal turned to PTSD and a substance abuse nightmare for Jenny the instant a taxi struck her, catapulting her twenty feet across a busy New York City street. Jenny is one of the lucky ones to have survived the drug rehabilitation system, which routinely fails those at risk. Her story... Read More
Joseph Jarvis, “The Purple World: Healing the Harm in American Health Care” (Scrivener Books, 2018)
Americans pay double what every other developed nation in the world pays for healthcare. Does that mean that we are the healthiest? No. In fact, we are the worst of them all. American healthcare is plagued by things like preventable medical error, high taxes, and the tens of thousands of... Read More
Jessica Hardin, “Faith and the Pursuit of Health: Cardiometabolic Disorders in Samoa” (Rutgers UP, 2018)
Jessica Hardin‘s new book Faith and the Pursuit of Health: Cardiometabolic Disorders in Samoa (Rutgers University Press, 2018) explores how Pentecostal Christians manage chronic illness in ways that sheds light on health disparities and social suffering in Samoa, a place where rates of obesity and related cardiometabolic disorders have reached population-wide levels.... Read More
Carl S. Armato, “A Future With Hope: An Inspiring Guide to Overcoming Diabetes” (Carl S. Armato, 2018)
Carl Armato, the CEO of Novant Health, has lived with his diabetes diagnosis for over 50 years. In spite of his diabetes not being easy to live with, he has overcome it and lived a full, active, life with a very successful career. In the book A Future With Hope:... Read More
Janis Powers, “Health Care: Meet The American Dream” (River Grove Books, 2018)
American health care is the most expensive in the world, yet it produces some of the worst outcomes among developed nations. Many people offer unrealistic ideas or hot buzz words for how to fix it but implementing those fixes are unrealistic. In the book Health Care: Meet The American Dream... Read More