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Nancy's Bookshelf: A consumer’s guide to safe surgery

One of the most stressful events in a person's life is undergoing surgery. At times, people fear anesthesia more than the surgery itself.

Dr. James E. Cottrell's "Anesthesia without Fear: The Informed Consumer's Guide to Safe Surgery and Chronic Pain Relief" addresses those fears and provides a behind-the-scenes look at how anesthesiologists keep their patients alive as the surgeon performs surgeries.

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Nancy Wiegman has a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.