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THE DOCTOR "REALLY" WILL SEE YOU NOW: Newly Available, Square One's Book Looks to Be a Surefire Way to a Better Bedside Manner

Posted: 2020/07/25

“A brilliantly humane and practical guide for how to be a good doctor.”
Samuel Shem, Professor of Medicine and Medical Humanities (NYU Medical School)

GARDEN CITY PARK, NY: Clearly the science of medicine has progressed by leaps and bounds over the last twenty years—from computerized surgery to genetic modification. Yet medicine is more than just a science. It is also an art. As medical students complete their education, however, they may find that their training has been focused solely on the mechanics of diagnosis and treatment. While this scientific knowledge is fundamental to proper healthcare, it can overlook the importance of interacting with patients. In an attempt to refocus on how vital it is for doctors to consider their patients in full, Dr. Clifton K. Meador has written The Little Book of Doctors’ Rules ($14.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0493-3). It offers simple and concise suggestions to humanize the practice of medicine.

In this book, Dr. Meador draws on his nearly sixty-year medical career for nuggets of advice with both compassion and humor. Although there may not be a defined medical disease behind every physical symptom, Dr. Meador reminds us that the reason behind a symptom may be found if a doctor observes and listens carefully to a patient. He believes an effective physician treats a patient, not just a patient’s disease.

The Little Book of Doctors’ Rules offers insightful guidelines that address a host of topics, which include developing a rapport with patients, diagnosing dementia, and prescribing drugs. Designed for any healthcare professional, these short rules are easily understood and (mostly) non-technical. In addition to his own reflections, Dr. Meador has included advice offered by some of the past giants of medicine. It is no coincidence that their words echo this book's message, which gets to the true center of the healing arts.

Reviews on this new book have already started to come in and they have been excellent, including raves from Booklist ("Offers all involved with healthcare a commonsense, compassionate approach to working with patients . . . emphasizes the importance of astute listening and careful observation"), Midwest Book Review ("Expertly written, organized and presented . . . should be considered mandatory reading by all medical students, practicing physicians, and other members of the medical profession"), and book reviewer Charles Ashbacher ("All people in the health care chain—including patients—will find value in this jewel of medicine that does not contain a single technical term") along with a recent endorsement from former JAMA editor and fellow physician George Lundberg, MD.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Clifton A. Meador, MD, is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He was professor of medicine and then dean of the UAB School of Medicine from 1968 to 1973. He then served as chief of medicine and chief medical officer of Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville from 1973 to 1998. From 1999 to 2012, he served as the first executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance. Currently, Dr. Meador and his wife, Ann Cowden, live in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Little Book of Doctors' Rules is now available wherever books are sold.

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"AIR" On the Side of Caution: As the COVID-19 Pandemic Continues, This Helpful New Exercise Guide on How to Improve and Expand Your Ability to Breathe Is Timely

Posted: 2020/07/22

GARDEN CITY PARK, NY: It may begin with shortness of breath or perhaps a recurring cough as you inhale. Your ability to take in more air becomes impeded—for any number of reasons. The bottom line is that your body is not receiving the oxygen it requires, and when that happens, your body lets you know it. Exhaustion, depression, lack of focus, and dizziness can all set in, not to mention the organ damage created by a lack of oxygen. Prescription medications or an oxygen tank may provide some relief, but there are also a number of techniques that you can do on your own to improve your condition. Best-selling health writer Meera Patricia Kerr and Dr. Sandra A. McLanahan have teamed up to provide an effective breathing exercise program. Their new book, Take a Deep Breath ($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0481-0) is designed to help those who have any number of breathing problems increase their lung capacity safely and naturally.

The book is divided into two parts. Part One provides information basic to understanding the authors’ unique program. You will learn the importance of the respiratory system to your health and how you can improve your breathing through specific time-tested exercises. You will also learn about the mental blocks that may prevent you from performing these simple yet important exercises—and how you can overcome them. Part Two presents the full breathing program, from assuming the right postures to carrying out essential techniques for lung improvement. As you will discover, this program offers benefits far beyond easier breathing, including the ability to overcome stress, gain mental clarity, and take control over your life.

While there may not be a complete cure for every breathing disorder, you can play a crucial role in improving your condition. Take a Deep Breath gives you the tools you need to control your breathing and optimize your health. All it takes is one deep breath at a time.

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ATTENTION: Square One's ADHD & THE FOCUSED MIND Is Named One of The "Top 100 Best ADHD Books of All Time"

Posted: 2020/07/20

Garden City Park, NY: Extra, extra, read all about it . . . Square One is delighted to share the news that our critically acclaimed award-winning book ADHD & the Focused Mind ($17.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0414-8) has been named one of the "100 Best ADHD Books of All Time" by the influential site

This encouraging news arrives as Square One continues to see strong and growing sales both on our paperback and digital versions, together with its recent released in audio book format (to see the audio book, click here).

In addition, the wife-and-husband co-authors Benjamin Cheyette, MD, PhD and Sarah Cheyette, MD and Benjamin Cheyette, MD, PhD continue to write a popular blog on this topic for Psychology Today (to visit their blog, feel free to click here). The Cheyettes' co-author, martial arts expert Peter Johnson, continues to train both kids and adults in karate at the Dojo USA World Training Center in California (to check out his site, click here).

With all the unrest still at play due to COVID-19, particularly the uncertainty surrounding the opening of the upcoming school year, this book might be the perfect tool with which to help give a child with ADHD firmer focus, discipline, and self-confidence each and every day.

ADHD and the Focused Mind is available now wherever books are sold.

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A Stroke Is No Joke—Square One's Eagerly Anticipated New Book on a Disease That Strikes in the U.S. Every 40 Seconds

Posted: 2020/07/19

Garden City Park, NY: No one is ever prepared for a stroke. It just happens, and when it does, the results can be life altering. From difficulties with communication to weakness, numbness, and cognitive difficulties, a stroke can have a wide range of consequences. For most people affected by a stroke, a flood of questions come afterward: How did this happen? What do we do next? What are our options? How long will recovery take? Am I at risk for another stroke? To answer these questions and so many others, stroke specialist Dr. Amytis Towfighi and best-selling health writer and stroke survivor Laura Stevens have written What You Must Know about Strokes ($16.95, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0483-4). Written in plain English, this guide offers all the information stroke survivors and their loved ones need to know in order to ask the right questions and make informed decisions.

The book is divided into four parts. Part 1 explains what a stroke is and which risk factors increase the odds of having a stroke. It also includes information on identifying the early signs of a stroke and what to do when they appear. Part 2 looks at the immediate care given to stroke survivors as they are brought into a hospital setting. Part 3 details the most common rehabilitation treatments given to stroke patients to help them regain their ability to carry out their daily activities, mobility, speech, and cognition. These include occupational, physical, and speech therapies. It also discusses a number of complementary and alternative treatments that may be helpful. Part 4 offers important suggestions on lifestyle and nutrition to help patients avoid another stroke. Part 5 provides a look at life after a stroke and the issues stroke survivors may face. It offers practical and easy-to-follow advice on moving forward.

The many challenges of dealing with a stroke are great—for patients as well as their loved ones. The road back is not always easy. Understanding what is happening and what treatment options are available is crucial. What You Must Know about Strokes can help.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Amytis Towfighi, MD, received her bachelor degree from MIT and her MD from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Harvard; she completed internship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Neurology Residency at MGH and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She completed her Vascular Neurology fellowship at UCLA. She is currently an associate professor of neurology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Towfighi is Director of Neurological Services for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. She is also Associate Medical Director and Chief of Neurological Services at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. She served as Chair of Neurology at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center for eleven years.

Laura Stevens, MSci,
received her master’s degree in nutrition science from the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Since graduation, she has worked at Purdue as a researcher, investigating the relationship between diet and health disorders. Apart from her work at Purdue, Laura is the author of eight books on diet, behavior, and allergies. Laura lives with her amazing cat, Bentley, in Lafayette, Indiana.

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COVID-19 and Iodine: An Important Message, and Book, from Square One

Posted: 2020/07/13

Garden City Park, NY: Now in our twentieth year of operation, Square One has been pleased to provide some of the most important health books thus far in the 21st century. One of those titles now relates directly to some vital health news (see paragraph below) concerning a discovered potential protection against the current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

It was reported recently in a release from the University of Connecticut that their faculty team has discovered how "a simple method of rinsing with a diluted version of over-the-counter Povidone-Iodine (PVP-I) oral rinse can kill viruses like the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus and prevent transmission in as little as 15 seconds."

With a proven vaccine still not in place and coronavirus cases again on the rise nationwide, a remedy like this based on the effectiveness of iodine means that iodine—only now being looked to again in the U.S. as a helpful health agent for the first time since the 1950s— is something that all Americans should have in their home. As it turns out, our book Healing with Iodine ($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0467-4) from longtime bestselling health author Dr. Mark Sircus is holding firm as one of the most popular titles available all about this remarkably beneficial natural mineral.

Healing with Iodine, along with all other of our health books, is available through top distributors like Ingram, New Leaf, Nutribooks, Integral Yoga, DeVorss & Co., Quality Books, and Thomas Allen & Son (Canada). You may want to order the book from us directly at 516-535-2010 x 111 or toll-free at 1-877-900-2665 (outside New York only). You can also fax us at 516-535-2014 or send an email to:

We hope to hear from you in response to this email, and we sincerely wish you and all others in your life a continued path of health and safety as we all look to move forward positively during this tough time.

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