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Breathe In, Breathe Out: Restore Your Health, Reset Your Mind and Find Happiness Through Breathwork

This is a powerful resource and workbook designed for readers to practice with each breath.

Intuitive Eating for Life: How Mindfulness Can Deepen and Sustain Your Intuitive Eating Practice

Hollenstein’s relatable, warm, and supportive tone encourages readers to rethink their relationship to their bodies. A much-needed counterbalance to the endless supply of diet books on public library shelves. Highly recommended.

The Brain Behind Pain: Exploring the Mind-Body Connection

Backed by research, which is cited in a comprehensive bibliography, Purvez’s book is highly recommended for clinicians seeking to better understand how to help their patients and for general readers whose own lives have been impacted by pain.
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Sleep Reimagined: The Fast Track to a Revitalized Life

Navab’s supportive and optimistic tone, combined with an approachable action plan, make this a useful addition to public and consumer health collections.
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The Embodied Path: Telling the Story of Your Body for Healing and Wholeness

Overall, this is a book that encourages compassion and kindness for all bodies, which isn’t ever a bad thing.
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The 5 Principles: A Revolutionary Path to Health, Inner Wealth, and Knowledge of Self

A welcome addition to self-help, fitness, and healthy living sections.

The Sleep Prescription: Seven Days to Unlocking Your Best Rest

This book offers readers a flexible hands-on approach that addresses a serious problem. Highly recommended for anyone trying to reduce insomnia or improve overall sleep.

Total Body Beautiful

These are proven traditional exercises that match new research on metabolism and aging, which is what makes this manageable, effective, and sustainable.

The Day I Die: The Untold Story of Assisted Dying in America

Beautifully written with easily accessible language and narrated with a level of delicacy, this character-driven title is a must-have for all nonfiction collections.
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The Invisible Siege: The Rise of Coronaviruses and the Search for a Cure

A well-presented book on an all-too-timely topic; suggest to readers who enjoy titles by David Quammen.
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Who Is Wellness For? An Examination of Wellness Culture and Who It Leaves Behind

It would also be of interest to survivors of abuse and feelings of alienation or those wanting to learn about the impact of capitalism on the ecologies of non-Western nations.
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Teaching Body Positive Yoga: A Guide to Inclusivity, Language and Props

Helpful for users and providers of yoga classes and other wellness activities.
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Our Red Book: Intimate Histories of Periods, Growing & Changing

A vibrant collection of stories evoking joy, dread, loss, and celebration that will resonate with many.
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Natural Beauty Reset: The 7-Day Program To Harmonize Hormones and Restore Radiance

A useful resource for public and consumer health collections where alternative health information is in demand.
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Tornado of Life: A Doctor’s Journey through Constraints and Creativity in the ER

Beautifully written with a different take on life, this is recommended for any collection.
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Ordinary Deaths: Stories from Memory

Readers of Richard Selzer and Abraham Verghese will find this book interesting but lacking the consistent quality of writing that can be found in some of the best memoirs on the topics of death, dying, and medicine. Still recommended.
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Starving To Heal in Siberia: My Radical Recovery from Late-Stage Lyme Disease and How It Could Help Others

While the work is well written and well organized, it offers instructions for a dangerous practice that should not be done in a self-help/DIY fashion. Giving readers such information (even though similar instructions can be found on the internet and through social media influencers) seems irresponsible.
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How To Eat More Plants: Transform Your Health with 30 Plant-Based Foods per Week (And Why It’s Easier than You Think)

A tasty primer on increasing the diversity of foods in diets and improving overall gut health. Purchase where there is interest.
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The World the Plague Made

Densely detailed but rich in erudition and startling new insights, this fresh look at the impact of the Black Death upon world history is a must for history lovers and plague afficionados alike.
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Healing a Divided Nation: How the American Civil War Revolutionized Western Medicine

Overall, this is a good introduction to the subject and an enjoyable read. A good addition for those interested in the Civil War, biographies about women, and African American history.
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The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER

Recommended for anyone who thinks about the state of health care. This will give them new insights.
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A Taste for Poison: Eleven Deadly Molecules and the Killers Who Used Them

Recommended for those curious about how things work and fans of true crime, history, and science.
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Eat Like a Pig, Run Like a Horse: How Food Fights Hijacked Our Health and the New Science of Exercise

An optional purchase for libraries building medical collections.
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Ethics by Committee: A History of Reasoning Together About Medicine, Science, Society, and the State

This slim, deeply researched book pulls back the curtain on medical decisions that affect millions. Academic readers and those interested in medical ethics will enjoy Jacobs’s perceptive study.
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Owning the Sun: A People’s History of Monopoly Medicine from Aspirin to COVID-19 Vaccines

Recommended for those interested in medical history, the politics and practices of the COVID pandemic, or the activities and objectives of the Gates Foundation.
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This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Young Doctor

With lessons about medicine in general and a particular health-care system that U.S. listeners can compare with their own experiences, this is a must-have for public libraries.

Phantom Plague: How Tuberculosis Shaped History

Recommended for all public libraries, this beautifully narrated title puts an ongoing public health crisis in its proper historical context and argues articulately and persuasively against the pharmaceutical patents that have helped it proliferate.
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Sickening

Readers interested in learning about the pharmaceutical industry (plus the ways drugs are introduced to healthcare providers, and the deceptions that get particular drugs into a patient’s treatment regimen) may find themselves galvanized by what Abramson reveals.

Breathing Lessons: A Doctor’s Guide to Lung Health

A practical guide to an essential organ; will especially interest readers of James Nestor’s Breath.

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The Unseen Body: A Doctor’s Journey Through the Hidden Wonders of Human Anatomy

An engaging book likely to pique the curiosity of readers interested in a wide range of medical conditions or naturalistic medicine.
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The Pain Gap: How Sexism and Racism in Healthcare Kill Women

Hossain synthesizes a great deal of qualitative and quantitative data in this effective overview of bias in American medicine, particularly women’s and maternal health care. An especially welcome addition to health care policy, women’s studies, and race studies collections at public or special libraries.

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Every Deep-Drawn Breath: A Critical Care Doctor on Healing, Recovery, and Transforming Medicine in the ICU

Heightened media attention to intensive care medicine during the pandemic should make this of interest to both lay and professional readers. Ely writes with passion, clarity, and authority.
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Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive

Bringing both insight and humor to an important and relevant topic, Dettmer’s book is essential reading, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Sleeping Beauties: And Other Stories of Mystery Illness

O’Sullivan has written a medical page-turner that makes a compelling argument for a holistic approach to health care.

Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice

An excellent book for anyone concerned with health, community, or the environment. The accessible writing will draw readers in.

Floating in the Deep End: How Caregivers Can See Beyond Alzheimer’s

Davis is a wise, thoughtful, empathetic, skilled, graceful support for the many people facing AD in a loved one. A must-read.
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You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, the Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation

A well-written and informative look at the reality of medical advancement, including poignant examples of its often-fatal repercussions.
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Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health

Wen’s book, combining memoir with a discussion of major public health initiatives, is a refreshing take on the topic, one that addresses racial disparities in health care and recenters the conversation on why society needs public health initiatives, not just an overview of what those initiatives might be. Recommended for readers interested in health policy.

Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance

This is a book for all readers, as a practical manual for embodied spiritual activism, a guide to decolonizing wellness, a tool for recognizing privilege, and a reminder that yoga isn’t the corporate fantasy businesses make it out to be. Essential reading.

Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World

An insightful account that is especially recommended for those interested in the history of medicine where it intersects with women's health, as well as readers interested in women's and gender studies.

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The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease

Hernández presents a comprehensive picture of Chagas and its impact in the U.S.; she makes clear that this is far from the only instance of the medical system failing the patients in its care. Blending family and medical history, this account is especially relevant in an era of pandemics.

The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease Into a Crisis and What We Can Do about It

As science and medicine continue to study Alzheimer’s, Karlawish suggests, advances in technology, assisted living arrangements, and other lifestyle changes can be used to help people live well with the disease. A must-read on an important subject.

The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die

A must-read for anyone concerned about quality of life at the end of life.

Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine

The story of these trailblazing women and their unique achievements within the medical profession in the 19th century is well written and benefits from bountiful primary sources. It will be a great resource for further in-depth biographical studies. A highly recommended purchase for public library collections, and those that focus on health policy and women in STEM careers.

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There’s No Pill for This: A Naturopathic Physician’s Personal Prescription for Managing Multiple Sclerosis

An open, honest, and up-to-date guide, based on personal experience in addition to science, for people living with MS along with their caregivers..
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Vagina Problems: Endometriosis, Painful Sex, and Other Taboo Topics

Parker realizes the importance of being your own advocate while journeying through health care systems. Using the author’s passion and own experiences, this book empowers readers not to give up. A solid purchase for public and consumer health libraries.
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The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery

As Fung’s previous books, The Obesity Code and The Diabetes Code, have been popular with a variety of patrons, this recent exploration of an important subject has the same potential.
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Breath from Salt: A Deadly Genetic Disease, a New Era in Science, and the Patients and Families Who Changed Medicine Forever

An excellent choice for those interested in learning more about medical history, and the process of bringing awareness to chronic illness.
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Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary

Snyder writes with passion and clarity, using personal observations, historical references, and case studies to raise the call for reforming the current health care system; stating that without changes, true freedom remains elusive for many.
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Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss

Clarke is a clear-eyed, compassionate storyteller, and the stories of her patients’ suffering and final moments—along with her father’s

Dark Archives: A Librarian's Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin

Essential for most libraries, especially where books about medical history and material culture circulate well.

High-Octane Brain: 5 Science-Based Steps to Sharpen Your Memory and Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

An informative resource for all health collections.

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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.

So Much More Than a Headache: Understanding Migraine Through Literature

A valuable resource to help migraineurs see their sufferings put into words and to help friends and family, bosses and co-workers, and physicians gain more empathy and understanding.
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The Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster That Launched the War on Cancer

A fast-paced read for fans of narrative nonfiction.

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Which Country Has the World’s Best Health Care?

This unique, evidence-based book points to data that can be used as a starting point for more policy research and would be a solid purchase for public policy collections, as well as academic health and public libraries.

Sex Matters: How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women’s Health and What We Can Do About It

An important book for women and those who care about and for them.
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Alzheimer’s Disease and Infectious Causes: The Theory and Evidence

An excellent book for patients, caregivers, and those who are learning about infectious causes of Alzheimer’s disease.
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The Long Fix: Solving America’s Health Care Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone

Relevant to all who provide or receive health care in America.
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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

Full of fascinating information and compelling arguments, this eye-opening (or more aptly a mouth-closing and nostril-opening) work is highly recommended for those with health conditions related to sleep apnea, asthma, and snoring.

Help Yourself: A Guide to Gut Health for People Who Love Delicious Food

This is not a weight-loss cookbook, and Hunt doesn’t intend it to be. Instead, she considers it a starting point for anyone living with chronic illness or autoimmune disease to get ideas and inspiration. A worthy follow-up to Healthyish that can more than stand on its own.
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Borrowing Life: How Scientists, Surgeons, and a War Hero Made the First Successful Organ Transplant a Reality

A thrilling and riveting story of determination, perseverance, and compassion that makes medical history accessible.
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When Blood Breaks Down: Lessons from Leukemia

The engaging stories in this book, both personal and scientific, make it a good choice for readers interested in solid literature on medicine, especially cancer research.
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When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error

Ofri’s latest book is a must-read for those looking to gain a glimpse into the complex environment in which medical professionals work as well as those who may have experienced subpar medical treatment. Her ideas about mitigating harm can save lives and may leave you wishing she was overseeing your own health care.

Precision Community Health: Four Innovations for Well-Being

A timely purchase for health policy collections, for public libraries with a collection that is used by not-for-profits and local community health organizations, and for advocates for better community health.
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The Lady’s Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness: A Memoir

Though dense at times, this work is among the few about understudied chronic conditions that primarily affect women, and the little attention they receive. For those living with invisible illnesses who have been told they don’t look sick, and fans of the podcasts This Is Not What I Ordered and No End In Sight.

Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens

Recommended for readers interested in the history of science and medicine, and how human response to global issues informs and impacts pathogen research and antibacterial use.
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Marching Toward Coverage: How Women Can Lead the Fight for Universal Healthcare

Day clearly provides a road map for future advocacy in health-care reform, appealing to readers interested in helping to pave a path forward.
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Herbs and Roots: A History of Chinese Doctors in the American Medical Marketplace

Recommended for readers curious about Chinese American history or the history of alternative medicine in the United States.

The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America

This social and medical history of the role of miscarriage will be useful for people planning a family, women who have had a miscarriage, and gender studies students.

The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina; Separating the Myth from the Medicine

For anyone seeking a factual and fun take on a subject that should never have been, yet still is, taboo, this book will be much appreciated.

The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last

This memorable work will be of interest to anyone who has been impacted by cancer, both patients and family and friends.
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Seven Signs of Life: Unforgettable Stories from an Intensive Care Doctor

While the prose is somewhat uneven
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Radical: The Science, Culture, and History of Breast Cancer in America

Combining historical research, interview information, and personal accounts, Pickert creates a well-rounded and informative overview of breast cancer and its many treatments. Her book leaves readers hoping that progress will continue in a positive direction.
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The Last Ocean: A Journey Through Memory and Forgetting

Among the many recent books on the subject of dementia, this is one is particularly moving, beautifully told, and an important addition to memoir and consumer health collections. [See Prepub Alert, 2/11/19.]

The Brink of Being: Talking About Miscarriage

Bueno’s compassionate book is a must-read for anyone who has experienced a miscarriage or seeks to learn about women’s health outcomes.

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Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again

This important, accessible introduction to the promise and limitations of AI as it has thus far developed clearly presents the “state of the field” garnered from extensive research. Readers interested in technology’s role in the transformation of medicine will find this an insightful read

Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution

Thought-provoking, empowering information that all women should have; essential for public and consumer health libraries.
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Heart Solution for Women: A Proven Program To Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

For all public and consumer health collections.
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Once a Wolf: The Science Behind Our Dogs' Astonishing Genetic Evolution

Rich in accessible analogies that deftly explain complex scientific concepts, this is a must-read for anybody who has wondered about the origins of humans' best friend.
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Falter: Has the Human Game Begun To Play Itself Out?

Highly recommended for thoughtful audiences with a concern for life on our planet.
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The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West

A worthwhile addition for environmental collections that will appeal to readers of regional literature.

The Human Swarm: How Our Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall

Highly recommended for fans of Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose To Fail or Succeed and Yuval Harari's Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.
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The Martha Manual: How To Do (Almost) Everything

This most recent compendium provides everything one might expect from a Stewart manual—clean and elegant design along with detailed instructions. For everyone with similar DIY experiences, and anyone looking to get started.
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Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum

Fans of popular physics books and authors will find this an accessible and informative read. [See Prepub Alert, 10/29/18.]
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Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary: 375 Tinctures, Salves, Teas, Capsules, Oils, and Washes for Whole-Body Health and Wellness

A solid DIY herbal directory for the home medic and readers of herbalism and natural medicine.
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Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution

Environmentalists, concerned citizens, and students will find this book helpful in comprehending the extent of this ongoing issue.
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Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

Recommended primarily for fans of Sacks's earlier works. This final posthumous collection provides one last peek into the author's generous, curious, and brilliant mind. [See Prepub Alert, 10/15/18.]
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A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration

With poetic chapter titles, and enhanced by 21 color photographs, especially of brilliant warblers, this highly recommended account makes for thoughtful reading for both experienced and novice birders.

Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future

This important work should be read by those concerned about the environmental impacts of nuclear energy and climate change. [See Prepub Alert, 10/1/18.]

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Ticker: The Quest To Create an Artificial Heart

For fans of nonfiction with a little suspense and drama. Not recommended for animal lovers or people looking for a more academic treatment. [See Prepub Alert, 2/26/18.]
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Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure

May be appreciated by alternative health advocates and practitioners.
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Heart: A History

This captivating investigation deftly communicates the beauty, mystery, and scientific wonder of the human heart. Recommended for educated lay readers. [See Prepub Alert, 3/26/18.]
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Rx for Hope: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care

Useful for patients wishing to learn more about different types of chemotherapy and complementary cancer therapies.
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The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs

Enriched with patient case studies that illustrate the complex nature of this disease, Sederer's balanced and compassionate approach makes this a valuable addition to the conversation on this timely topic.
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