Health Care

6 Healthcare Books worth Reading

A License to Heal: Random Memories of an ER Doctor by Steven Bentley, M.D.
This book provides a glimpse into the awe-inspiring things that happen in an emergency room as medical professionals struggle to save lives and treat patients that require immediate treatments. Gripping and an eye-opening read on what goes on at the ER.

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande, M.D.
Being Mortal explores mortality from the point of view of a practicing surgeon. It provides insights into what makes for a quality of life and delves into what can be done to prepare for a good end.

Bringing It Home: A Nurse Discovers Health Care Beyond The Hospital by Tilda Shalof
ICU nurse Tilda Shalof is familiar with deaths. She has seen a lot of it in hospitals. In this book, she shares stories of unconventional healthcare beyond the hospital.

Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer by Shannon Brownlee
Overtreated takes a look into some of the myths surrounding medicine. Author Shannon Brownlee, an award-winning journalist, explores how some of the healthcare myths perpetuate a system that allows for needless care that is costing patients a lot of money.

Reinventing American Health Care by Ezekiel J. Emanuel
Beyond the politics, Ezekiel J. Emanuel takes a look into the controversial Obamacare and the problems it intended to fix.

The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholz
What this book suggests will surprise many who grew up hearing that saturated fat is bad for the health. Here, Nina Teicholz takes a look into the long-held wisdom about fats based on her investigation conducted on a span of nine years.