Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Research - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Medical Research. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Research - August 2021

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they'd weigh more than 50 million metric tons - as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bombs effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave. Now, Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the Colored ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers full of HeLa cells; from Henriettas small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia, a land of wooden slave quarters, faith healings, and voodoo, to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cells. Henrietta's family did not learn of her immortality until more than 20 years after her death, when scientists investigating HeLa began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. And though the cells had launched a multimillion-dollar industry that sells human biological materials, her family never saw any of the profits. As Rebecca Skloot so brilliantly shows, the story of the Lacks family, past and present, is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of.

  • Author: Rebecca Skloot
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Ethnic Studies, African Descent & Black, African American Studies


2. The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Research - August 2021

You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered. This book's unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing.

  • Author: William Strunk Jr.
  • Publisher: Pearson; 4th edition (July 23, 1999)
  • Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
  • ISBN: 978-0205309023
  • Dimensions: 7 x 4.5 x 0.3 inches


3. Emt- Emergency Medical Technician (Quick Study Academic)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Research - August 2021

Don’t go through your EMT training course without this handy reference! Packed with valuable information on scene size-up and patient assessment, this guide is an essential study tool for EMTs in training and an excellent refresher for EMTs already in the field. This guide also features a large section on anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of all major body systems, along with common disorders and injury management. Helpful illustrations and tables are included for quick reference.

  • Author: Inc. BarCharts
  • Publisher: QuickStudy; 1st edition (December 31, 2012)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1423218630
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.06 inches


4. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Research - August 2021

"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."― Entertainment Weekly Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers―some willingly, some unwittingly―have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.

  • Author: Mary Roach
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (May 17, 2004)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0393324822
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches


5. Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity (P.S.)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Research - August 2021

Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth, from plants and animals to insects and bacteria. So why does disease exist? Moalem proposes that most common ailments—diabetes, hemochromatosis, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia—came into existence for very good reasons. At some point they helped our ancestors survive some grand challenge to their existence. Examining the evolution of man, Moalem reveals the role genetic and cultural differences have played in the health and well-being of various races, including their susceptibility to disease. With mesmerizing insight, Moalem offers groundbreaking insight into : • How diabetes may be a biproduct of a mechanism that helped humans survive the Ice Age • Why African Americans living in the north might suffer from vitamin D deficiencies, • Why Asians can’t drink as much alcohol as Europeans Revelatory, utterly engaging, and timely—Moalem ponders strongN1, the emerging Avian Flu virus—Why Redheads Feel More Pain and Asians Can’t Drink will irrevocably change the way we think about our bodies and ourselves.

  • Author: Dr. Sharon Moalem
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (March 18, 2008)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0060889661
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches


6. Stopping Kidney Disease: A science based treatment plan to use your doctor, drugs, diet and exercise to slow or stop the progression of incurable kidney disease (Stopping Kidney Disease(tm)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Research - August 2021

Start slowing kidney disease progression today by getting educated on the factors that speed up or slow down kidney disease progression. Stopping Kidney Disease is the most comprehensive guide to understanding how your kidneys work and how to make your remaining kidney function last as long as possible. Get measurable results in 90 days. Stopping Kidney Disease contains research on all stages of kidney disease newly diagnosed, stage three, four, five, dialysis and transplant. Stopping Kidney Disease includes over 500 pages with hundreds of Nephrology medical studies cited to give patients a modern evidence based approach to ensuring their kidneys last as long as possible. You will learn: Why patient education is always the biggest factor in your success How to reduce the workload on your kidneys in 90 days or less Positive steps to slow disease progression To eliminate factors that increase disease progression Live longer and better with the most up to date treatments Research on low or very low protein diets including keto analogs and Albutrix Also includes research on kidney diets, renal diets and ckd diets The author has been a kidney patient for over 20 years and successfully stopped kidney disease progression after steroids and immune suppressing drugs failed using the same research in Stopping Kidney Disease. Stopping Kidney Disease is part of a multi book series for kidney patients: Stopping Kidney Disease Stopping Kidney Disease Food Guide Kidney Failure to Kidney Transplantation: A Patient Guide

  • Author: Lee Hull
  • Publisher: (January 14, 2019)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0692901151
  • Dimensions: 8 x 1.22 x 10 inches


7. The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong--and How Eating More Might Save Your Life

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Research - August 2021

What if everything you know about salt is wrong? A leading cardiovascular research scientist explains how this vital crystal got a negative reputation, and shows how to lower blood pressure and experience weight loss using salt.  The Salt Fix  is essential reading for everyone on the keto diet!   We’ve all heard the recommendation: eat no more than a teaspoon of salt a day for a healthy heart. Health-conscious Americans have hewn to the conventional wisdom that your salt shaker can put you on the fast track to a heart attack, and have suffered through bland but “heart-healthy” dinners as a result.    What if the low-salt dogma is wrong?    Dr. James DiNicolantonio has reviewed more than five hundred publications to unravel the impact of salt on blood pressure and heart disease. He’s reached a startling conclusion: The vast majority of us don’t need to watch our salt intake. In fact, for most of us, more salt would be advantageous to our nutrition—especially for those of us on the keto diet, as keto depletes this important mineral from our bodies.  The Salt Fix  tells the remarkable story of how salt became unfairly demonized—a never-before-told drama of competing egos and interests—and took the fall for another white crystal: sugar.   According to  The Salt Fix,  too little salt can: • Make you crave sugar and refined carbs  • Send the body into semistarvation mode  • Lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and increased blood pressure and heart rate   But eating the salt you desire can improve everything, from your sleep, energy, and mental focus to your fitness, fertility, and sexual performance. It can even stave off common chronic illnesses, including heart disease.   The Salt Fix  shows the best ways to add salt back into your diet, offering his transformative five-step program for recalibrating your salt thermostat to achieve your unique, ideal salt intake. Science has moved on from the low-salt dogma, and so should you—your life may depend on it.

  • Author: James Dr. DiNicolantonio
  • Publisher: Harmony; 1st edition (August 4, 2020)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diets & Weight Loss
  • ISBN: 978-0451496980
  • Dimensions: 5.24 x 0.56 x 7.99 inches


8. Dental Public Health and Research

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Research - August 2021

Dental Public Health and Research explores the ever-changing world of dental public health–a dynamic career pathway for dental hygienists–and  provides readers with the key tools needed to effectively practice and conduct dental hygiene in the public health setting. The Fourth Edition features an increased emphasis on the dental hygienist’s understanding of research principles, and an expanded discussion of public health science. Readers are guided through dental hygiene fundamentals,  programs, research, and practical strategies to give them a true understanding of what it takes to be a successful, contemporary dental hygiene practitioner. KEY TOPICS: Dental Public Health; The Evolution of the Prevention Movement; Dental Care Delivery in the United States; Dental Care Delivery in the Global Community; Funding of Dental Care; Legislative Initiatives Affecting Dental Hygiene Practice; Change Agents in Dental Care (Shari Peterson, RDH, MEd); Dental Health Education and Promotion; Lesson Plan Development; Target Populations; Cultural Diversity; Program Planning; Program Evaluation; Research in Dental Hygiene; Ethical Principles; Research Approaches; Biostatistics (Christine French Beatty, RDH, PhD and Connie Beatty, RDH, MS©); Oral Epidemiology (Christine French Beatty, RDH, PhD and Charlene Dickinson, RDH, MS©); Current Epidemiological Findings; Evaluation of Scientific Literature and Dental Products; Careers in Dental Public Health (Karen Portillo, RDH, MS); Strategies for Creating Dental Hygiene Positions in Dental Public Health Settings; Dental Public Health Board Review (Meg Zayan, RDH, MPH, EdD) MARKET: Designed for community dental/public health courses, Dental Public Health and Research also serves as an ideal resource for board exam preparation or for dental hygiene practitioners.

  • Author: Christine Nathe
  • Publisher: Pearson; 4th edition (January 13, 2016)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0134255460
  • Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.4 x 10.7 inches


9. The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Research - August 2021

A thrilling story of scientific detective work and medical potential that illuminates the newly understood role of microglia—an elusive type of brain cell that is vitally relevant to our everyday lives.   “The rarest of books: a combination of page-turning discovery and remarkably readable science journalism.”—Mark Hyman, MD, #1  New York Times  bestselling author of  Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY WIRED Until recently, microglia were thought to be helpful but rather boring: housekeeper cells in the brain. But a recent groundbreaking discovery has revealed that they connect our physical and mental health in surprising ways. When triggered—and anything that stirs up the immune system in the body can activate microglia, including chronic stressors, trauma, and viral infections—they can contribute to memory problems, anxiety, depression, and Alzheimer’s. Under the right circumstances, however, microglia can be coaxed back into being angelic healers, able to make brain repairs in ways that help alleviate symptoms and hold the promise to one day prevent disease. With the compassion born of her own experience, award-winning journalist Donna Jackson Nakazawa illuminates this newly understood science, following practitioners and patients on the front lines of treatments that help to “reboot” microglia. In at least one case, she witnesses a stunning recovery—and in others, significant relief from pressing symptoms, offering new hope to the tens of millions who suffer from mental, cognitive, and physical health issues. Hailed as a “riveting,” “stunning,” and “visionary,” The Angel and the Assassin offers us a radically reconceived picture of human health and promises to change everything we thought we knew about how to heal ourselves.

  • Author: Donna Jackson Nakazawa
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (January 19, 2021)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1524799199
  • Dimensions: 5.15 x 0.66 x 7.98 inches


10. Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Evidence-Based Practice

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Research - August 2021

Become a successful evidence-based practitioner How do you evaluate the evidence? Is the information accurate, relevant and meaningful for clinical decision making? Did the design fit the research questions and was the analysis and interpretation of data appropriate? Here are all the materials you need to take your first steps as evidence-based practitioners…how to use the design, data and analysis of research as the foundation for effective clinical decision making. You’ll find support every step of the way as you progress from the foundations of clinical research and concepts of measurement through the processes of designing studies and analyzing data to writing their own research proposal. Five Stars. “Best book I have read explaining research. Not too complicated - but very thorough.”―Amazon Reviewer Simply the best. “This is such a valuable resource. Bought it for the DPT program I am enrolled in. I will keep it as an excellent resource. So well written.”―Amazon Reviewer … this is a great book. “It explains concepts so well! Our professor changed to this book the next year. All the OTs and PTs in my PhD program have bought this book. This is in my keep forever collection. Everyone in my department has the book and only loans it out with strict instructions for its return.”―Kelly A., Amazon Reviewer

  • Author: Leslie G. Portney DPT PhD FAPTA
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; Fourth edition (January 17, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0803661134
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 1.13 x 10.25 inches