Sunday, January 24, 2010

Monday Jan 25, 2010

Phillip Bloch  "Clothes of Our Back"
Phillip Bloch has styled many of the most famous celebrities of our time and was the creator of two of the most memorable Oscar fashion moments in history: including Halle Berry's unforgettably stunning look when she nabbed Oscar in 2002 and Salma Hayek'sPhillip Blochgroundbreaking look when she donned a diamond-studded tiara in 1997. Among the dozens of other superstars whom Phillip has glamorized are Michael Jackson, Jennifer Aniston, John Travolta, the Dixie Chicks, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jim Carrey, Charlie Sheen, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mariah Carey, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Meg Ryan, Michelle Pfeifer, Jodie Foster, Barbara Streisand, Elizabeth Hurley, Pamela Anderson, Anna Nicole Smith, Heather Locklear, Calista Flockhart, Lara Flynn Boyle, Faith Hill, Cindy Crawford, Christy Brinkley, Nicolas Cage, Kevin Costner, Pierce Brosnan, William H. Macy, David Bowie, and Samuel L. Jackson among countless others. 

Dr. Daniel Seidman  "Smoke Free in 30 Days"

Why are you still smoking, even though you want to quit? Based on twenty years of research
Smoke-Free in 30 Days Ebook ... and hands-on work with countless smokers in his clinics at Columbia University New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Daniel F. Seidman understands that people smoke -- and quit -- for different reasons and what works for one smoker might not work for another.

Are you a Situational Smoker? Monitoring your reactions in different situations is a step toward permanently losing interest in cigarettes.
Are you a Worried-about-Weight Smoker? Properly using treatments like Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) can help you quit and get healthy in all aspects of your life.
Are you an Emotion-Triggered Smoker? Scheduling your smoking breaks and sticking to a rigid "smoking schedule" helps break the link between stressful situations and craving cigarettes. In a comprehensive, 30-day program, Dr. Seidman explains how to retrain your brain, take advantage of all the tools at your disposal, and end the month smoke-free and feeling stronger than ever!
Dan Hurley  "Diabetes Rising"
Dan Hurley
is a science writer and journalist who regularly contributes to The New York Times Science Times. He also writes for numerous medical newspapers, including Neurology Today (the newspaper of the American Academy of Neurology), Gastroenterology and
 of Type 2 Diabetes Rising ... Endoscopy News, Pharmacy Practice News, General Surgery News, and others. He has been senior writer at the Medical Tribune and contributing editor to Psychology Today, where his article on the violent mentally ill won the American Society of Journalists and Authors' award for investigative journalism in 1995. He is the former Vice President of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Nearly 90 years after the discovery of insulin, with an estimated $116 billion spent annually on the medical treatment of diabetes in the United States, why is diabetes the one major cause of death that's been relentlessly rising for a century? Diabetes Rising investigates why the nearly two dozen medications approved for type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes, and all the high-tech treatments for type 1 (juvenile-onset) diabetes, are failing to slow this modern pandemic of Western civilization. The book also profiles promising new approaches that are making significant strides toward preventing, curing, or dramatically improving treatment of the disease. Written by Dan Hurley, a regular contributor to the science section of the New York Times (and himself a type 1 diabetic for over 30 years), Diabetes Rising breaks medical news by revealing: 

  • The wealthiest town in Massachusetts, where an outbreak of type 1 diabetes among the children has parents up in arms, and a state investigation underway.
  • The county in West Virginia with the highest rate of type 2 diabetes in the country (where Hurley spent an evening with a family of 10 siblings, all of whom have the disease, and the local Wal-Mart proudly announces that it sells more Little Debbie snack cakes than any other Wal-Mart in the world). 
  • Why the rate of type 1 diabetes has been rising just as fast and just as long as the rate of type 2, transforming a childhood disease that was once exceedingly rare into one that now affects most elementary school systems in the country. 
  • How the "artificial pancreas," long considered a holy grail that would take decades to develop, has now reached the final stages of testing—the book describes Hurley's extraordinary experience participating in one of the world's first clinical trials of the device, and profiles the colorful mavericks pushing the technology forward. 
  • Why international diabetes experts believe that three simple, little-known approaches—avoiding cow's milk in baby formulas, getting adequate amounts of vitamin D, and simply playing in the dirt—could prevent many cases of diabetes.
  • Innovative public-health strategies in New York City, Los Angeles and elsewhere that are seeking to attack diabetes today just as campaigns of a century ago defeated communicable diseases—with public-health laws regulating fast-food restaurants.

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