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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cheating Death by Sanjay Gupta, MD - Win this audiobook!

Cheating Death:
The Doctors and Medical Miracles that are Saving Lives Against All Odds

by Sanjay Gupta, MD, read by the author

About the book: An unborn baby with a fatal heart defect . . . a skier submerged for an hour in a frozen Norwegian lake . . . a comatose brain surgery patient whom doctors have declared a "vegetable."


Twenty years ago all of them would have been given up for dead, with no realistic hope for survival. But today, thanks to incredible new medical advances, each of these individuals is alive and well . . .Cheating Death.

In this riveting book, Dr. Sanjay Gupta-neurosurgeon, chief medical correspondent for CNN, and bestselling author-chronicles the almost unbelievable science that has made these seemingly miraculous recoveries possible. A bold new breed of doctors has achieved amazing rescues by refusing to accept that any life is irretrievably lost. Extended cardiac arrest, "brain death," not breathing for over an hour-all these conditions used to be considered inevitably fatal, but they no longer are. Today, revolutionary advances are blurring the traditional line between life and death in fascinating ways.

Drawing on real-life stories and using his unprecedented access to the latest medical research, Dr. Gupta dramatically presents exciting accounts of how pioneering physicians and researchers are altering our understanding of how the human body functions when it comes to survival-and why more and more patients who once would have died are now alive. From experiments with therapeutic hypothermia to save comatose stroke or heart attack victims to lifesaving operations in utero to the study of animal hibernation to help wounded soldiers on far-off battlefields, these remarkable case histories transform and enrich all our assumptions about the true nature of death and life. (Hachette)


Listen to an excerpt.


Thanks to Hachette Books I have 3 audiobooks that I can give away. This giveaway is open to U.S./Canada only - no PO Boxes. This giveaway ends 12/1 at 11:59PM CST.


PLEASE NOTE THAT MY RULES CHANGED A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO - BE SURE TO READ SO THAT YOU GET ALL YOUR ENTRIES.


For entries:
1. BIG RULE CHANGE - EACH ENTRY MUST BE IN A SEPARATE COMMENT/COMMENTS.
2. +1 leave a comment with your email address - must leave email address at least once for any of your comments to count. (leave one comment)
3. +1 New follower (leave one comment)
3. +2 for a Tweet - please leave link - can tweet daily. (leave 2 comments)
4. +3 Old follower (email/google/twitter/facebook/blogged) (leave 3 comments)
5. +3 for a side bar post - leave link (leave 3 comments)
6. +5 For a blog post - not a side bar - leave link. (leave 5 comments)


i.e. If something is worth 5 entries - please leave 5 comments. I am using a numbering system now on my comments to try to streamline the drawing of winners. I either have to start doing it this way - or cut down on my giveaways. I hate to cut down on the giveaways so I am transferring part of the work to you guys.

Any questions or suggestions on a better way to do this, please email me at kherbrand @ comcast . net (w/o the spaces)

78 comments:

fredamans said...

Thank you for the entries.

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

fredamans said...

Tweeted; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/5591732773

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fredamans said...

Old follower. via Google connect.

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fredamans said...

blogged contest; http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2009/11/contests_10.html

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Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
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Wanda said...

I am an old follower.
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Wanda said...

I am an old follower.
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Wanda said...

I am an old follower.
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DarcyO said...

Please include me in the giveaway.

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DarcyO said...

Old follower

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DarcyO said...

old follower

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DarcyO said...

old follower

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DarcyO said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/darcy1956/status/5604858256

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DarcyO said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/darcy1956/status/5604858256

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Mike said...

In the book, on his TV show, and in interviews promoting the book, Gupta is unmistakably confusing coma, persistant vegetative state, and brain death. He’s clearly linking his stories of recovery from vegetative state with brain death and organ procurement for transplantation. Brain death is an entirely separate condition from both persistant vegetative state, and coma. Mark Ragucci was never declared brain dead. (See: www.nyuhjd.org/rusk/news/articles/11_23_ragucci.html). The NIH (www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/coma/coma.htm), and many other institions and organizations concerned with medical information, take pains to inform the public that there is a big difference. When a family is informed of a declaration of brain death they shouldn’t have to feel that medical professionals are conspiring and failing to save their loved one. Yet Gupta seems determined to convince the public that brain death is just vegetative state, and that medical professionals are just reluctant to help the “brain dead”.
Brain death is misrepresented on pages 140 and 142. An example of Gupta misrepresenting brain death in promoting the book is in the Fresh Air transcript: www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=113681104
There are many more.

fredamans said...

daily tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/5619676092

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Anonymous said...

sounds good ,,thx for the contest..
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Sue said...

Thanks for sharing.

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Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Stacie said...

Old follower 1

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Stacie said...

Old follower 2

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Stacie said...

Old follower 3

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etirv said...

I would like to be entered, this is a very important book!

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etirv said...

Old google friend follower!

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etirv said...

Old follower #2

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etirv said...

Old google friend follower #3

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Anonymous said...

I'd like to listen to the audiotape. I'd also like to thank Mike for his extensive commentary.

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Anonymous said...

New follower - Google friend Connect.

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Anonymous said...

Old email subscriber. #1

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Anonymous said...

Old email subscriber. #2

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Anonymous said...

Old email subscriber. #3

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fredamans said...

daily tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/5650674393

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

Jaime said...

I would love to win a copy
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Jaime said...

old follower
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Jaime said...

old follower
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Jaime said...

old follower
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fredamans said...

daily tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/5683437413

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

Dawn M. said...

This sounds interesting. I'd love the chance to listen to it. Count me in, please! :0)

Thanks!
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Dawn M. said...

I'm an old follower (google reader).

Thanks! :0)
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Dawn M. said...

I'm an old follower (google reader).

Thanks! :0)
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Dawn M. said...

I'm an old follower (google reader).

Thanks! :0)
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Edna said...

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please enter me

Edna said...

I am also an old follower



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Edna said...

I also follow you on twitter



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fredamans said...

daily tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/5765851038

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

enyl said...

Ever since our class read Ben Carson's With Gifted Hands, my students have been seeking more true life medical stories. This would make a great addition to my classroom library.
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enyl said...

Follow by e-mail.
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Follow by Google.
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Follow on Facebook.
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Jaime said...

1 on blog roll
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Jaime said...

2 on blog roll
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Jaime said...

3 on blog roll
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Rebecca Graham said...

I have seen him on TV several times and would like to read his new book.

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Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/5912273119
#1

Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/5912273119
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cqueen2 said...

thanks would love to won

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cqueen2 said...

new follower

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BillyJack said...

I have watched him on TV and would love to read his new book.

jjfiji said...

this sounds great - i'm sure i would learn a lot! thanks!

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jjfiji said...

new follower

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tinatre said...

Would love to enter, thanks.
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Emma said...

Cheating Death
sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

Bethie said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the chance.

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Anne-Marie T said...

This sounds good.

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Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946) comment #1
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6177392696

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946) comment #2
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6177392696

Renee G said...

I've been wanting to give this a read/listen.
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Renee G said...

I'm a new follower as rsg.
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Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946)
Comment #1
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6204813345

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946)
Comment #2
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6204813345

Anne-Marie T said...

I am an old follower on Google Friend Connect (Anne-Marie T) comment #1

Anne-Marie T said...

I am an old follower on Google Friend Connect (Anne-Marie T) comment #2

Anne-Marie T said...

I am an old follower on Google Friend Connect (Anne-Marie T) comment #3

dsandyboy said...

Please enter me.
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Anonymous said...

Count me in.

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Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946) Entry #1
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6239922104

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946) Entry #2
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