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Book Review: The Blue Zones

As a medical provider and health-enthusiast I enjoy reading books about extreme athletes, healthy eating and lifestyle modification in general.  No Fifty Shades of Grey in my Kindle (well, OK, you will find plenty of non-educational books on my eReader...but not that one).  My latest lifestyle read was Dan Buettner's The Blue Zones, Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest.

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Book Review: Mountains Beyond Mountains

"The world is full of miserable places; one way to live comfortably is not to think about them or, when you do, to send money" writes Tracy Kidder.  Dr. Paul Farmer does nothing of the sort.  Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains takes readers from Harvard to Haiti, Peru and Cuba, trekking alongside Dr. Paul Farmer and enduring less than adequate living conditions in his quest to aid the medically underserved.

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Book Review: Overtreated

Providers, put on an open mind and pick up this book...immediately.  The byline of Shannon Brownlee's book Overtreated, "Why too much medicine is making us sicker and poorer" says it all.  Based on extensive research and interviews, Brownlee picks apart the U.S. health care system bit by bit identifying it's multitude of problems and exploring their roots.

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New Series! Book Reviews

An avid reader, I naturally stumble upon a good health care book every once in a while.  From publications discussing our healthcare system to tales of providers practicing internationally to glimpses into the lives of the patients we treat, I love to gain perspective on my practice through reading.

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