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  • 30 million Americans lack formal health insurance. Many of the rest live in constant danger of losing their coverage if they lose their jobs, give birth, get older, get healthier, get richer, or move. Even with insurance, most Americans live with the risk of enormous medical bills for their “covered” care.
  • From Dr. Rosanne M. Leipzig, a top doctor with more than 35 years of experience caring for older people, "Honest Aging" is an indispensable guide to the second half of life, describing what to expect physically, psychologically, functionally, and emotionally as you age.
  • Where does one go without health insurance, when turned away by hospitals, clinics, and doctors? "The People’s Hospital," physician Ricardo Nuila’s debut, follows the lives of five uninsured Houstonians as their struggle for survival leads them to a hospital where insurance comes second to genuine care. Each patient eventually lands at Ben Taub, the county hospital where Dr. Nuila has worked for over a decade.
  • Teenagers are overloaded, strapped for time, and often asked to wake far earlier than they should because of school start times. It’s no surprise they’re sleep-deprived as a result, with far-reaching consequences.
  • In "Ejaculate Responsibly," Gabrielle Blair offers a provocative reframing of the abortion issue in post-Roe America. Her book is "Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion."
  • Teenagers are overloaded, strapped for time, and often asked to wake far earlier than they should because of school start times. It’s no surprise they’re sleep-deprived as a result, with far-reaching consequences.Parenting journalist Lisa L. Lewis, who helped spark the first law in the nation requiring healthy school start times for adolescents, has written a reader-friendly book for parents who want to help their exhausted teens. In "The Sleep-Deprived Teen," Lewis synthesizes the research to provide parents of teens and tweens with reader-friendly information and strategies.
  • In coordination with community-based food providers and health care organizations, The Food Pantries for the Capital District are working to improve the health of targeted communities through increased access to healthy food including fresh produce. There are strong correlations between food insecurity and chronic health conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, eye disease, nerve damage, high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity.Food as Medicine interventions improve dietary health through increased consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and reduced intake of sodium and sugar to reduce food insecurity for people and families, and reduce health use and associated costs.We welcome Executive Director of The Food Pantries for the Capital District Natasha Pernicka.
  • Amy Freinberg-Trufas has lost and gained over 1,000 pounds over the course of her life. From her highest weight to her current weight, she’s lost 150 pounds. This time, though, she’s kept it off.After more than four decades of suffering the mental and physical burden of obesity including stints at fat camps, failed attempts at fad dieting, patterns of destructive eating, fat-shaming, body dysmorphia, and self-loathing, Amy created a sustainable path to major weight loss, that instead of deprivation and punishment, finally felt like ease. In her new book, "Food: Eat with Ease Every Day," Amy shares how and why she finally made peace with a lifetime of food addiction, and how this process led her to achieve a healthy weight and discover self-love.
  • In his new guide, The Rested Child, neurologist and sleep expert Dr. Chris Winter, identifies the signs and symptoms of the most common sleep disorders affecting children today.
  • The documentary film "Period. End of Sentence." won an Oscar in 2019 and now there is a book with the same name which outlines the challenges facing those…