Friday, November 20, 2009

giveaway: cheating death

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who always files great health stories, has a book out called Cheating Death. And guess what? I've got three copies to giveaway thanks to Hachette!

Publishers Weekly had this to say about Cheating Death:
"High-profile physician-journalist Gupta—a medical reporter for CNN and columnist for Time who declined President Obama's nomination to be surgeon general—knows a great story when he hears one, and in this collection he rolls out extraordinarily harrowing and inspiring tales from the annals of they-ought-to-be-dead. When there is an injury, a heart attack or any loss of oxygen to the brain, time is the essential factor in determining whether a patient will live. For instance, therapeutic hypothermia, by reducing the brain's need for oxygen immediately after a trauma, allows more time for treatments to work. Gupta also notes that lives can be saved through incremental changes to current medical techniques rather than revolutionary breakthroughs. Eliminating the breathing component from CPR and concentrating only on chest compressions has been shown to raise heart attack survival rates to an unheard-of 20%. The achievements are stunning, though Gupta notes none of the exciting medical changes that we've come across will eliminate the sense of awe and mystery that stalks our notions of death. Yet it's beyond comforting to know there are doctors who simply refuse to quit a brave but ultimately losing battle to wrestle control over death."

The rules: Enter by leaving a comment to this post with your email (if I can't contact you, you can't win). You can gain additional entries by leaving separate comments letting me know that you're a follower or have posted a link to the giveaway on your site. The deadline to enter is 11:59pm Pacific on December 12. Winners will be selected at random. Since this is from Hachette the winners must have mailing addresses in the US or Canada; no PO Boxes.

28 comments:

  1. Please count me in.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  2. This looks like a great read! I would love to be entered. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I follow through google friend. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I hope to use this book to inspire students to pursue careers in science, medicine, or research.
    enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm a follower.
    enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

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

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks. wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  9. this sounds just fabulous thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love to watch him on tv, and would be very interested in his book.
    rally_thade17@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I follow Dr.Sanjay Gupta on CNN and am avid reader...so a book authored by him would be a wonderfule prize to win.

    Thank you for the giveaway.
    smitanair.2005@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Count me in to win --- thanks for the great giveaway:)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Please enter me! Thanks!
    ndz917[at]yahoo[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  14. This sounds like a fascinating book--I'd love to win! Thanks so much!

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  15. Yes please! Count me in --I would love to read it!
    kakihararocks (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I like watching him on talk shows and would love to listen to this book.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Sounds like a fascinating read! Thank you for the giveaway.

    denny(dot)gill(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thanks for the giveaway!

    jeana.rich(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  19. please enter me, would love a copy
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  20. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    Please enter me in the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  21. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    I am a follower via Google Reader.

    ReplyDelete
  22. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    I posted the giveaway on my blog here:

    http://bookblogs.ning.com/profiles/blogs/my-book-views-giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  23. This looks so interesting. Please count me in.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Enter me please! Thanks for the contest!
    airalynn@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. Please enter me.

    dsandyboy@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete