The Open Heart Club

This absorbing and poignant book is not merely the story of one writer's flawed heart.

The Open Heart Club

This absorbing and poignant book is not merely the story of one writer's flawed heart. It is a history of cardiac medicine, a candid personal journey, and a profound reflection on mortality. Born in 1966 with a congenital heart defect known as the tetralogy of Fallot, Gabriel Brownstein entered the world just as doctors were learning to operate on conditions like his. He received a life-saving surgery at five years old, and since then has ridden wave after wave of medical innovation, a series of interventions that have kept his heart beating. The Open Heart Club is both a memoir of a life on the edge of medicine's reach and a history of the remarkable people who have made such a life possible. It begins with the visionary anatomists of the seventeenth century, tells the stories of the doctors (all women) who invented pediatric cardiology, and includes the lives of patients and physicians struggling to understand the complexities of the human heart. The Open Heart Club is a riveting work of compassionate storytelling, a journey into the dark hinterlands between sickness and health lit by bright moments of humor and inspiration.

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 c of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

The Open Heart Club, Colorado Springs, Co. Open Heart Club of the Southwest,
Lubbock, Tx. Open Heart Fellowship, Columbia, Mo. Open Heart Foundation Inc.,
Linwood, N. J. (4) Open Heart Ministries, Until December 2002, Arlington, Wa.

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170  c  of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954


The Lonely Hearts Club

Hot and sultry like the night breeze blowing in the open window a few feet away.
Liz wore a sleeveless white blouse with the top two buttons open, baring a
tantalizing triangle of lightly tanned skin. Her forest green cotton shorts came to ...

The Lonely Hearts Club

Take three friends, add two ex-lovers and several new ones, then mix with more secrets than any of them know—and the result is a recipe for explosive rivalries and incendiary romance. Attorney Liz Ramsey thought she had everything—a devoted partner, a challenging job, and plans for a family in the making. Unfortunately, her life takes a turn, and she ends up alone and in the kind of trouble she never dreamed of. Then she bumps into—literally— young surgeon Reilly Danvers, and life gets even more complicated. Liz's two best friends offer all the support she needs, but they have secrets of their own. Candace Lory, a high-powered commodities trader and swinging playgirl, meets her match when she hooks up with corporate attorney, Parker Jones. Brenda Beal, the only member of the group who hasn't slept with every available woman, prefers to fantasize about a perfect lover, especially if she's obedient and willing to do anything Bren orders. A surprise birthday outing and a dashing, dark-eyed submissive transform Bren's fantasies into reality and her dark secrets into delicious pleasures.

The Lonely Hearts Club

I half expect to see a Photoshopped picture of her and Ryan Gosling on the cover
, that's how juvenile the whole thing is, but I get past the lace and tulle pasted to
the front and open it up. The thing is an organizational marvel. She should be the
 ...

The Lonely Hearts Club

Jo Waldman lives life to her own soundtrack—working for her father by day while pursuing her music career in NYC’s downtown clubs at night. Music is her passion, along with her boyfriend, Jesse, who shares her dreams of making it big. Jo's old band, The Lonely Hearts Club, came thisclose to getting a huge recording contract, and she’s just biding her time, waiting for lightning to strike twice. The music business is tough, but so is Jo. So when Jo's father fires her and Jesse breaks up with her, Jo doesn’t get upset—she just wants to rage. Dusting off her computer, Jo writes a blog entry, pouring her heart out about the shortcomings of love. Except that no sooner does Jo hit “upload” than the site sends a mass e-mail to the entire Lonely Hearts mailing list, alerting everybody Joe has ever met that she's been brutally dumped. All Jo wants to do is hide under the covers, but to her surprise, supportive e-mails start flowing in—many of them from complete strangers. Apparently, her anti-love rant has struck a chord. The Lonely Hearts Club Blog develops a huge following, even capturing the eye of Jo’s sworn nemesis, bubble gum pop princess Amber Fairchild. Jo soon becomes an icon for all things “anti-love,” and at her fans' request, she begins to plan The Lonely Hearts Club Ball—a massive anti-love Valentine's Day party to end all parties. Jo quickly becomes the poster girl for lonely hearts, and it inspires her to start writing music again. There's only one problem: the web programmer helping Jo with her site is simply dreamy. Jo's never been very good at depriving herself of anything, but if this budding romance is exposed, she'll be revealed as an 'anti-love' fraud and risk losing all the people who have grown trust her voice. So is it time to start singing love songs, or time to pick up the guitar and return to the hard rock that almost got The Lonely Hearts signed in the first place? Either way, Jo's got some big decisions to make, and it looks like she's going to have to take one step closer to doing something she never thought she'd do—becoming a grownup. From Brenda Janowitz, author of the beloved Brooke Miller novels SCOT ON THE ROCKS and JACK WITH A TWIST comes another uproariously funny and heartfelt story that will ring true to anyone who's dug themselves into a hole only to find that getting out is where you least expect it.

Oprah Winfrey

Details the life of one of the most powerful entertainment icons in today's society, from her troubled childhood to her success of the Oprah Winfrey Show and other endeavors; shows how sheer determination and amazing talent can overcome all ...

Oprah Winfrey

Details the life of one of the most powerful entertainment icons in today's society, from her troubled childhood to her success of the Oprah Winfrey Show and other endeavors; shows how sheer determination and amazing talent can overcome all obstacles; and focuses on her achievements as an African-American woman. Simultaneous.

The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club

WhileI undressfor bed, I canhear Andrea and Martin through theopen courtyard
doors, cooing sweetly to each other. Lifeisn't perfect—they hardlysee each other
—but theyare a couple inlove. Tuckingunder the covers, I catch theglint from ...

The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club

28-year-old Cassie Moore has always played it safe, living life according to a meticulously organized Master Plan. But when she loses her Perfect Job and finds her fiancé in bed with his ex on the same day, it's clear that The Plan has failed her. She awakens the next day from a drunken stupor to discover that she's booked herself on a six-month trip to Buenos Aires. She speaks not a word of Spanish, but she's already emailed the news to everyone she knows, so there's no turning back. Once in Buenos Aires, Cassie is reluctantly seduced by this glorious city. Her exuberant landlady introduces her to the handsome but haughty Mateo, a man Cassie clashes with right from the start. She soon befriends other lovelorn travelers and together, they start a "Brokenhearts Club" at a local bar, attracting a cast of characters that includes Dan, a sweet handsome man who lives as carefully and predictably as Cassie. Before long, Cassie's making a new plan: 1. Learn Spanish. 2. Stop obsessing about impossible Mateo and fall for perfect-on-paper Dan. But staying on track isn't so simple anymore and Cassie finally realizes that sometimes life--and love--defies her best-laid plans.

Hospital Management

Open Heart Surgery Has Involved the Entire Community in Dayton , Ohio a "
mended hearts club " has established better community relations and said thank
you to all those who helped to set up the heart program at Good Samaritan
Hospital ...

Hospital Management


Open Hearts in Bethlehem

... and sixteen to eighteen inches long. There is a fairly heavy four- to five-foot
walking stick/club by the wood pile. ... NARRATOR JACOB BAR SAMUEL. 25-30
minutes (without music) 45-50 minutes (with music) 12 Open Hearts in
Bethlehem.

Open Hearts in Bethlehem

Renowned biblical scholar Kenneth Bailey presents this exciting Christmas drama that pastors, Christian educators, and lay volunteers in local congregations can perform. The high-quality script is informed by his expertise as a New Testament scholar and with the experience of living in the Middle East. The drama is enhanced by six original musical pieces by professional musicians Lois Hopkins and David Bailey. The product package includes thirteen scripts (one for each part) with program notes, a short essay that provides the exegetical background for the drama, printed music for one hymn and five folk songs, and an audio CD.

Machines in Our Hearts

THE VARIETY CLUB HEART HOSPITAL Around 1956-58 , the first open - heart
surgeons decided that cardiac pacing might solve a hitherto unknown
complication that they were encountering in their surgical cases . In adapting
Zoll's original ...

Machines in Our Hearts

"An important book that provides valuable insight into the origins and growth of one of the world's most successful biomedical industries." -- JAMA

The Club book

Lords of De Silva , fathers of my race , Listen , and hear me ; if my rage embrace
Rash counsels , -if with vice's name I brand The virtue of the open heart and hand
, Forgive me . HERNANI . If to man was ever given To meet with noble brow the ...

The Club book


Club Sandwich

“No open-heart?” “As of this point, no. Two arteries are ninety percent blocked.
We'll see how she progresses.” “Would it be better to just go ahead with the
surgery?” “In some cases I'd recommend that. But after all she's been through, I'd
hate ...

Club Sandwich

Hey, Friend– Do you know what it’s like give to 100 percent and still feel like it’s not–and you’re not–enough for anybody? To be caught between caring for an aging parent and raising young children? I lived in that place for four years. Ivy Schneider lives in this place, too, and she isn’t at all happy about it. Her husband Rusty spends ten months a year on the road singing in a gospel quartet, and her mom gets sicker every day, requiring increasingly more care and time. Ivy’s dad took off years ago but still comes around–for free meals. Her brother and sister are more than happy to let responsibility rest on Ivy’s shoulders. Maybe she could handle it all if only her darling three-year old terror, Trixie, would just “go” on the potty. Who will take care of Ivy while she takes care of the world? No one, it seems. Then Ivy runs an ad in the paper to find folks like herself: women of the “sandwich generation,” squeezed between the demands of raising young children and caring for an aging parent. Soon she and the other women of Club Sandwich are building uncommonly deep friendships, witnessing the reality that in fact no woman can be everything to everybody, and discovering firsthand that they can do more than they imagined possible with the help of each another and with a strong dose of faith. If your life is about caring for others, I dedicate this book to you. Welcome to the club. You are most definitely not alone. Grace, Lisa

The Man from Beyond

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle arrives in New York on a spiritualist crusade, defending the powers of the mysterious medium Margery.

The Man from Beyond

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle arrives in New York on a spiritualist crusade, defending the powers of the mysterious medium Margery. His good friend Harry Houdini is a skeptic, and when Doyle claims Margery's powers are superior to Houdini's, the magician goes on the attack.

Out In The Open

OUT IN THE OPEN Jonathan Harvey comes from Liverpool and now lives in
London. ... 1994; Boom Bang-A-Bang (Bush Theatre, 1995); Rupert Street
Lonebr Hearts Club (English Touring Theatre/ Contact Theatre Company, 1995),
winner, ...

Out In The Open

The brilliant new play from the writer of Beautiful Thing "What you don't know, don't hurt you" Tony's ready to live-it-large and love again. But his efforts to step back on to the scene are hampered by a secret his friends, Monica and Kevin, should have told him a long time ago. Out in the Open is a funny and caustic exploration of love and the limits of friendship set over a long, hazily hot summer weekend in London. Directed by Kathy Burke, Out in the Open premiered at London's Hampstead Theatre in March 2001 and transferred to Birmingham Rep.

Baking with the St Paul Bread Club

My thanks first go to all the members of the St . Paul Bread Club for keeping alive
the tradition of home - baked bread and most especially to those who opened
their kitchens , hearts , and recipe files for this book . Thanks also to Klecko , the ...

Baking with the St  Paul Bread Club

Bored with book group? Join the St. Paul Bread Club as they fashion their favorite recipes, share tips and secrets that have long been kept, and build a rich community dedicated to the art of the perfect loaf.

The Lonely Hearts Club

He stuck it in his jacket pocket and didn't open it until the evening. It was a
brochure, with photographs of people. Passport-size pictures of lonely people.
There they all were. One next to the other. THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB II.

The Lonely Hearts Club

A night porter in a sleazy Barcelona hotel, the only thing the forty-year-old Antonio Castro has going for him is his resemblance to Frank Sinatra. Thinking he has nothing to lose, Antonio joins a lonely hearts club and into his life come a Perez Galdos widow, a dwarf poet, a gay barman. The Lonely Hearts Club is a novel of Barcelona. Its people and its places, the Ramblas, the Plaza Real, the Barrio Chino, are brought to life in a book that is outrageously funny but never loses sympathy with its characters.

Review

... the open heart patient and helps find solutions to the emotional , social and
physical changes that the patient and his family face . The Hope ' N Cope Club :
Provides an informal setting so that patients with chronic and terminal illnesses
and ...

Review


Cardiac Rehabilitation Adult Fitness and Exercise Testing

Lay personnel can provide a tremendous assistance to a program , with
particular regard to patient education . Who knows better the thoughts of the
cardiac patient than another cardiac patient . Coronary Clubs , Mended Heart
Clubs , Open ...

Cardiac Rehabilitation  Adult Fitness  and Exercise Testing


Caring for the Heart

ventricular septal defect during her openheart procedure. ... reducing the overall
risk of openheart surgery to low levels. ... The Variety Club Heart Hospital
operating rooms where Lillehei worked had auxiliary power, but the patient
rooms did ...

Caring for the Heart

This groundbreaking book weaves together three important themes. It describes major developments in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in the twentieth century, explains how the Mayo Clinic evolved from a family practice in Minnesota into one of the world's leading medical centers, and reveals how the invention of new technologies and procedures promoted specialization among physicians and surgeons. Caring for the Heart is written for general readers as well as health care professionals, historians, and policy analysts. Unlike traditional institutional or disease-focused histories, this book places individuals and events in national and international contexts that emphasize the interplay of medical, scientific, technological, social, political, and economic forces that have resulted in contemporary heart care. Patient stories and media perspectives are included throughout to help general readers understand the medical and technological developments that are described. The book is a synthetic study, but it is written so that readers may pick and choose the chapters of most interest to them. Another feature of the book is that readers may follow the stories without looking at the notes. Those who are interested in delving deeper into the main topics will find a wealth of carefully chosen references that offer greater detail and additional perspectives. The descriptions and interpretations that fill the book benefit from the fact that the author has been a practicing cardiologist and medical historian for almost four decades. This is mainly a twentieth-century story, but it begins earlier--before there were physicians who were identified as cardiologists and at a time when medical specialization was just emerging in America. The final chapter, which addresses present-day concerns about health care costs, counterbalances earlier ones that might be read as celebrations of new technologies.

Living Places

Members of the Open Heart's Club , and some of their friends , discussing a
movie they have just seen . Two young residents of Lower Town East get help
from a research associate from St. Paul's University under the Vocational
Guidance and ...

Living Places