To get proper treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a patient needs to be a good “storyteller” and locate a doctor who is a “good listener.” COPD/Chronic Asthma: A Patient’s Guide gives patients a good understanding of the disease and available treatments so they will know what questions to ask of a physician. Dr. Anthony Cosentino draws on his over half-century of medical experience to help patients understand COPD and how chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic asthma all lead to the condition associated with airflow limitation.
In addition to a detailed explanation of the disease, Dr. Cosentino also explains the necessary Pulmonary Function Testing and the medical therapies and medications available. Dr. Cosentino graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1956,received further post graduate training in internal medicine under the supervision of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) from 1956-1959, and subsequently received a National Institute of Health (NIH) fellowship in cardio-pulmonary physiology. He was named a clinical professor of medicine at UCSF in 1982. Dr. Cosentino has served as a reviewer of scientific articles for the New England Journal of Medicine and for Chest, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians. He also maintained a full-time practice in pulmonary and critical care medicine.
COPD/Chronic Asthma: A Patient’s Guide is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-649-1) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s official website, www.copd-guide.com.
Today's featured title is "Lucid," by P.R. Edwards:
Most people think of it as an amusing oddity, something that happens occasionally in your sleep. Waking up, while still sleeping. Becoming aware you are in a dream. This is a story about lucid dreaming. For one man, the journey into the night-time world of dreaming began to have terrifying consequences in the real world. Alex knew he could bring his daytime personality into a dream. But was it possible things from inside a dream could intrude into everyday reality? Then he was recruited by a secretive organization, which had gone underground after the death of their leader, a prominent professor who investigated dreams. The problem was, another wing of the same organization had acquired government funding and was taking the science of dreaming in a different direction. They wanted to weaponize it. Both groups has contacted Alex, but he was suddenly obliged to visit his dying mother in England. She confided old family secrets to him and he realized his ability to dream may well be a family trait, and not the result of a previous head injury he had sustained in a riot many years earlier. And slowly, it became clear that non-human elements had entered the game.
From an Amazon review:
I picked up VAIR and was instantly spellbound. I could not put it down. Dan Brown meets Stieg Larrson!
This twisting and compelling thriller catapults you through the centuries to a timeworn rift of church and state. It draws you along a frightening trail, past the horrifying wreckage wrought by deep-seated fury and medieval weaponry, and further into the deepest recesses of the Vatican's own cache of letters, diaries, and desperately-guarded secrets. It whisks you right to the present where a series of brutal murders baffle and defy bishops, priests, FBI agents and scholars seeking desperately to unravel the mystery.
Start off 2015 with a great book! Until January 31, you can grab "Catch Us If you Can" by Marc Feinstein for 20% off the retail price! Simply enter "CatchUs20" in the coupon area at checkout!
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Happy New Year! Sorry it's taken a while to post this, but it has taken almost two weeks to catch up on everything!
As you've noticed, we now have a new logo and an entirely new website! We incorporated our bookstore into the full website and integrated more tightly with Facebook and Twitter. If you visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/virtualbookworm) you'll also notice that you can now buy books directly from there by simply clicking the "bookstore" link in the upper navigation bar.
Authors, please check any links you may have used for your books. We tried to forward everything, but if your link wasn't directly to your book, it might not be working correctly. While we worked to announce this as much in advance as possible, some authors did miss it. So to keep up with the latest news, please keep checking our blog, our Facebook page ... and our Twitter feed (twitter.com/vbworm).
What should you do when your home away from home is threatened? When loved ones around you feel helpless? You rise to the challenge and find a solution. Author Matt Shea is back in a new novel featuring Chase Mansfield in The Meadowdale Community Project.
Demolition crews continue to raze abandoned and condemned structures in the sleepy town of Meadowdale – a city hit hard by the sluggish economy. A once-cherished building is now the dilapidated Meadowdale Community Center (MCC), where the handicapped and mentally-challenged sort recyclable materials and create artwork from refuse that catches their eye. This prompts many to consider the MCC a burial ground for lost causes.
Things soon change when a mysterious stranger in a wheelchair arrives and befriends Chase Mansfield, an intellectually-challenged teen. When the Community Center is condemned and Chase realizes the squirrel he feeds is about to become homeless, he comes up with an ingenious idea that changes his future and the future of the community. Chase and his invention soon unite the entire city, breaking down barriers related to wealth, politics, age, mobility, and intellect.
In an age of fiction often based on witchcraft, libido, and immorality, The Meadowdale Community Project is a family-friendly story for all ages, tastes, and background.
Matt Shea is a developing author having published five books. He is greatly inspired by the writings of Andy Griffith and focuses on the common folk that comprise small towns. Matt appreciates all who take the time to read his stories, loves feedback, and offers his email address for any comments or suggestions readers have. Matt promises to do his very best to answer all who write him, since his goal is to reach out to his audience and improve as a writer and a person.