A New Medical Thriller Is a Health Book in Disguise

(DGIwire) — When respected surgeon and faculty member of the University of California San Diego Medical School, Dr. Kelly Parsons, penned his first novel Doing Harm, Stephen King tweeted that it was “the best damn medical thriller” he’d read in 25 years.   Surprisingly though, for those who’ve read it, many actually call it the “best […]

Reading to Fall Asleep? Avoid this Book!

(DGIwire) — It’s no joke:  40 million of us in this country have a chronic sleep disorder, and another still whopping 62% of us admit that we experience sleep problems a few nights per week, according to the National Sleep Foundation.  Those were 2012 statistics—given a number of the factors, including ever-present smart phones and computers, night […]

Author Thrilled to Take His Medical Thriller Public

(DGIwire) — There were ten ladies there for the book club that night: all mothers and professionals (doctors, lawyers, business women) who meet once a month to enjoy “discussable” books. While their tastes tend to skew toward non-fiction and literary fiction, they had decided to give a new local author a try, by reading and discussing his medical […]

When ‘Do No Harm’ Turns Deadly: Buzz Builds for Terrifying Tale

(DGIwire) — The first ethical principle every doctor is taught is “Primum non nicere,” Latin for “First, do no harm.” But someone at a fictional hospital has no qualms about violating this code of behavior and making a cat-and-mouse game of it. Why are patients dying and why is earnest young surgeon Steve Mitchell under suspicion? […]