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 Comfort the Kid!: Infant Sleep, Parent-Infant Bonding and the Perils of “Cry it Out”

Brigham author: Carolyn M. D’Ambrosio, MS, MD

In this eye-opening manifesto, Carolyn D’Ambrosio, MS, MD, of the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, and co-author Eliot S. Katz, MD, explore the history of the “Cry it Out” industry and the medicalization of perfectly normal infant sleep patterns. They explain how the demands of modern society encourage parents to value uninterrupted sleep over their baby’s needs and to ignore important nighttime opportunities for parent-child bonding. Filled with useful tips and safe sleep practices, parent-infant communication and family rhythms and tempos, Comfort the Kid! emphasizes the golden rule of parenting: Comforting your crying infant results in less stress and better sleep for both you and your baby.


The Brain Under Siege: Solving the Mystery of Brain Disease, and How Scientists are Following the Clues to a Cure

Brigham Author: Howard Weiner, MD

In The Brain Under Siege, Howard Weiner, MD, co-director of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at the Brigham, likens the brain to a crime scene, showing readers how “clues” point to causes and suggest paths to a cure. He takes readers on a journey through the latest technological advances, exploring which routes of investigation have gone cold and which have led to breakthroughs. Readers couldn’t ask for a better guide: Weiner is an internationally renowned expert who pioneered immunotherapy in multiple sclerosis and is currently investigating an Alzheimer’s vaccine.

Informative and engaging, this groundbreaking book tells the story behind the science — painting a picture of the discoveries, setbacks, false leads and victories on the front lines of brain research. Weiner also offers unique insight by exploring the experiences of the brave patients and families who make cutting-edge clinical trials possible.


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