Rachel M. Minkin

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The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self

Despite some flaws, this is an engaging read, recommended for those who enjoy outdoor writing, as well as for armchair (therefore very comfortable) critics of the modern lifestyle.
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Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions

Similar to his previous book, the latest by Moss will draw in fans of investigative journalism, and all interested in learning more about the inner workings of the companies we support.
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Medicare for All: A Citizen’s Guide

This practical account offers a straightforward rundown of suggestions and solutions for anyone wishing to learn more about public policy in the Unites States and why Medicare for All is such an important topic. It will especially pique the interest of anyone drawn to policy reform.

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Strange Bedfellows: Adventures in the Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of STDs

A thoughtful, informative account for readers interested in public health and sexual health as well as those with an interest in the history of medicine. Park brings the right amount of care to an often-stigmatized subject.
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Broke: Patients Talk About Money with Their Doctor

Recommended reading for those interested in social justice issues, especially around poverty and health; this would also be an interesting supplemental read for students interested in health science and public health careers.
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White Hot Light: Twenty-Five Years in Emergency Medicine

Recommend reading for those interested in the human story behind emergency room medicine, both the stories of those who work in that field and the stories of those who need the services. Also recommended for those who enjoy personal essay collections.
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Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History

Recommended to all interested in a moving, impassioned overview of the economic and social forces of colonialism and racism that have directly impacted public health historically, during the 2014 Ebola epidemic, and today, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Anti-Vaxxers: How to Challenge a Misinformed Movement

Recommended for those countering the anti-vaccination movement, as well as those with an interest in cultural and historical antecedents of the movement.
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Coping with Coronavirus: How To Stay Calm and Protect Your Mental Health; A Psychological Toolkit

Recommended for those interested in mindfulness and self-help, but also for those who identify as spending too much time catching up on COVID-19 news via social media.
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