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Maria Goodavage-Doctor Dogs: How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine

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Three-time New York Times bestselling author Maria Goodavage is known for her powerful books about military and Secret Service dogs who keep everyone from troops to presidents out of harm’s way. In DOCTOR DOGS: How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine, the former USA Today journalist reveals the fascinating new ways dogs are saving lives every day in their emerging roles as “doctor dogs.”

Join us as we discuss how dogs are able to detect disease and aid people who suffer from a wide range of physical and mental health conditions, including cancer, Parkinson’s, diabetes, sleep disorders, autism, and schizophrenia. Learn more about Goodavage's meticulous fiirst-hand research and deep dive into science and medicine with her warm storytelling about the people who have doctor dogs in their lives. 

You don't have to be a dog lover to be engrossed in and inspired by Goodavage's work, as well as be charmed by the humor inherent in some of the stories of the dogs, who are performing life-saving tasks for the simple rewards of a treat, a toy, or a pat on the head.

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