Author of Living Will Book to Address Spring Assembly
Living wills and emergency health care will be the topic of discussion when Fred Mirarchi, D.O. is a guest speaker for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s Scientific Assembly. His address is scheduled for March. Dr. Mirarchi is the author of Understanding Your Living Will: What You Need to Know BEFORE a Medical Emergency.
Consumer Connection Recomends Cataract Book
Cataract Surgery: A Patient’s Guide to Cataract Treatment is being praised by the Consumer Connection, a publication of the Medical Library Association. According to the review, the book provides “a concise overview of cataract surgery…and would be a welcome addition to consumer health collections.” This title will be available in January 2009.
Library Journal Praises Sex and the Heart
In the December 2008 issue, The Library Journal offers praise for Sex and the Heart: Erectile Dysfunction’s Link to Cardiovascular Disease. The journal review says….”clearly presented and includes useful photos and diagrams. This stands apart from other books by physicians on the topic.” The book, by urologist Christopher Steidle, MD, and Janet Casperson, NP, is scheduled for release in early 2009.
Taiwan Publisher to Release The ABCs of Gold Investing
A traditional Chinese edition of The ABCs of Gold Investing will be published this Spring by Han Shian Culture Publishing Corporation LTD of Taiwan. The subrights sale was handled by Susan Sewall of Independent Publishing Group, Chicago. Addicus Books published the first edition of the book in 1997; a second edition was published in 2005.
Library Journal Praises Cataract Surgery
The Library Journal offers praise for Cataract Surgery: A Patient’s Guide to Cataract Treatment. The journal review says….”This book would be very useful in consumer health collections and a good addition to any public library with a large middle-aged or older clientele.” The book, by opthalmologist Robert K. Maloney, “provides a lucid explanation of the procedure, complete with an extensive medical glossary featuring large print for readers with vision impairment.” Cataract Surgery was released in January 2009.
Second Edition of PCOS Book on the Way
In the Fall of 2009, Addicus Books will release the second edition of Living with PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome by authors Angela Best-Boss and Evelina Sterling. The book will be thoroughly updated and include new information by noted endocrinologist Jerald S. Goldstein, M.D.
New Edition Scheduled for Parkinson’s Disease
An all-new edition of Understanding Parkinson’s Disease will be release in the Fall of 2009. Joining the original author Dr. David Cram, will be Dr. Xiao Gao from Riverside Connecticut, and Dr. Steven Schechter from West Bloomfield, Michigan.
More E-Books are Added
Addicus Books continues to add more e-Books to its website and plans to have the entire list of books available in electronic format by the end of 2009. “We are adding e-books because of customers’ increasing interest in being able to download books immediately,” said Jack Kusler, Associate Publisher. “And as more and more portable devices are being used to read books, it makes sense to make our titles available in this new format.”
Second Editions Planned for Fall 2009 Release
Second editions will be released in the Fall 2009 for two titles. The first one is Understanding Parkinson’s Disease, originally authored by David Cram, M.D. For the second edition, neurologists Xia Ke Gao, M.D., and Steven Schechter, M.D., join Dr. Cram as co-authors. Also being released as a new, second edition is Living with PCOS—Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, by Angela Best-Boss and Evelina Sterling. Endocrinologist Jerald S. Goldstein, M.D., joins them as medical editor.
Books Go Back to Press
Three Addicus titles went back to press in early 2008. Among them was Exercising through Your Pregnancy by James Clapp, M.D., which is in its sixth printing. Also back to press was Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Linda Sebastian, N.P., now in its fourth printing. The Stroke Recovery Book by Kip Burkman, M.D., went back to press for its eighth printing.
Author of Living Will Book Is Published in Medical Journal
A new study, headed by Dr. Fred Mirarchi, author of Understanding Your Living Will, has just been published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine. The study, “Do Living Wills Have an Impact on Pre-Hospital Lifesaving Care?” confirms that confusion exists in the interpretation of living wills. According to Dr. Mirarchi, medical personnel’s understanding about when to follow “do not resuscitate” orders is not always clear and may lead to a patient’s wishes not be followed. After the study was published, Dr. Mirarchi was also interviewed by the New York Times.
Author Published in Small Business Fortune Magazine
Jay Goltz, author of The Street-Smart Entrepreneur, speaks of the importance of avoiding shoddy accounting practices in an article, “Entrepreneur’s Lesson #1: Do the Math,” published in Small Business Fortune Magazine. Goltz says businesses go through three stages: “start up, throw up, and grow.” He explains that in today’s economy many businesses are in the second stage and need to plan ahead for dips in the economy and other variables so that “cash flow” does not become an “endangered species” for the business owner.
Addicus Title Among Library Journal Bestsellers
Overcoming Prescription Drug Addiction has been named one of the year’s “Small Press Bestsellers,” by the Library Journal. The journal publishes the list of bestsellers annually. Addicus Books published the new third edition of the book in the Fall of 2008. According to author, Rod Colvin,”Prescription drug abuse is one of the nation’s most serious drug problems. The abuse of prescription drugs outranks the use of all illegal drugs combined, with the exception of marijuana.”
Exercising through Your Pregnancy Back to Press
The popular Addicus title on maternal fitness is off the press. This was the sixth printing of Exercising through Your Pregnancy by James Clapp, MD. He is concidered one of the nation’s experts on maternal fitness.
Five Titles Back to Press
Five Addicus Books titles have gone back to within the last month. The reprints include: Understanding Lumpectomy, Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome, Countdown to Baby, LASIK, and The Stroke Recovery Book.
Peyronie’s Disease Author on Oprah Radio Show
Laurence A. Levine, M.D. author of Understanding Peyronie’s Disease was a guest in May on Oprah Radio with host Dr. Laura Berman. The topic of discussion was Peyronie’s Disease in men. A portion of the program may be listened to on the Oprah Radio website.
PCOS Second Edition Has New Medical Editor
Jerald S. Goldstein, M.D.will serve as the medical editor for the second edition of Living with PCOS—Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. The director of Fertility Specialists of Dallas, Dr. Goldstein is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. The new book is scheduled to be released in September 2009.
Addicus Title Wins National Award
Addicus title, Sex and the Heart—Erectile Dysfunction’s Link to Cardiovascular Disease, is a winner in the 16th annual National Health Information Awards. The awards program recognizes the nation’s best consumer health information programs and materials.
The book, chosen from more than 1,000 entries judged by a national panel of health information experts, received a Bronze Award in the “Health Promotion/Disease and Injury Prevention” book category. According to Addicus Publisher Rod Colvin, “We are delighted to have this title be among the winners in the National Health Awards program. This book contains excellent information that will help many people.” The book is authored by Christopher P. Steidle, MD, and Janet Casperson, ANP-C.
Living Will Author Featured in Medical Journal
The June issue of Emergency Physician’s Monthly features an interview with Dr. Fred Mirarchi, author of Understanding Your Living Will. The article discusses the way in which living wills are sometimes misinterpreted by medical staff.
Dr. Mirarchi is also co-author of an article “Does a Living Will Equal a DNR? Are Living Wills Compromising Patient Safety?” published in The Journal of Emergency Medicine. The journal article was a case study of three cases from different parts of the country. It described what happened when patients went to an emergency room with an acute illness and a living will. In each case, the living will was misinterpreted as a “Do No Resuscitate” order, resulting in a change in how care was delivered.
Street-Smart Author to Blog for New York Times
Chicago businessman Jay Goltz will soon be writing a business blog for the New York Times. The blog, “You’re the Boss—The Art of Running a Small Business,” may be read at The New York Times website. Goltz is also a columnist for Inc. Magazine. He is author of the bestselling, The Street-Smart Entrepreneur.
Breast Reduction Author Featured in NY Daily News
Author Dr. Alain Polynice, author of Your Complete Guide to Breast Reduction and Breast Lifts was recently featured in The New York Daily News. In the article, Dr. Polynice stated, “Besides pain in the upper back and shoulders, large breasts can interfere with physical activity. Usually the patient is very satisfied right after surgery because the weight and pain are gone.”