July 18, 2014

Bret Baier spoke about his book, Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love, at Politics & Prose on Friday July 18, 2014.

Special Heart is a deeply touching personal story told through the eyes of a journalist as he faces the most daunting challenge in life - far more frightening than reporting from battlefields, infinitely more momentous than interviewing newsmakers of the day: caring for his critically ill newborn son. Baier reflects on past challenges as he looks forward with hope, chronicling the steps on his path to national prominence as a television anchor, as well as his unexpected journey into the world of pediatric cardiac disease. With the finely-honed insight of a seasoned reporter, and the deep love of a husband and father, Baier shares with readers the behind-the-scenes stories and emotional narrative of young Paul's life thus far, including the heart-wrenching fears and decisions he and his wife, Amy, have faced together. Surviving every parent's worst nightmare, Bret and Amy emerge - just like their brave young son - scarred but infinitely stronger, and clearly understanding what matters most in life.

Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love By Bret Baier, Jim Mills (With) Cover Image
By Bret Baier, Jim Mills (With)
ISBN: 9781455583621
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Published: Center Street - May 19th, 2015


July 13, 2014

Dr. Leana Wen spoke about her book, When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests, at Politics & Prose on Sunday July 13, 2014.

In this examination of the doctor-patient relationship, Drs. Wen and Kosowsky argue that diagnosis, once the cornerstone of medicine, is fast becoming a lost art, with grave consequences. Using real-life stories of cookbook-diagnoses-gone-bad, the doctors illustrate how active patient participation can prevent these mistakes. Wen and Kosowsky offer tangible follow-up questions patients can easily incorporate into every doctor’s visit to avoid counterproductive and even potentially harmful tests. In the pursuit for the best medical care available, readers can’t afford to miss out on these inside-tips and more.

When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests By Dr. Leana Wen, Dr. Joshua Kosowsky Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250048486
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 24th, 2014


April 16, 2014

Ezekiel J. Emanuel spoke about his book, Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Starting with a history of how the American health care system achieved its current unwieldy shape, Dr. Emanuel, chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s department of medical ethics and health policy, shows how miraculous the passage of the Affordable Care Act was—similar pledges by presidents back to Teddy Roosevelt all came to nothing—and foresees ways the Act, too, is likely to be reformed in the future.