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April 18, 2013
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Physician's health care book to launch Sunday at Stonehouse

Help celebrate the publication of Dr. Jeff Kane’s new book, “The Bedside Manifesto: Healing the Heart of Healthcare,” Sunday afternoon at the Stonehouse in Nevada City.

According to Kane, his medical practice is unique in that he doesn’t examine or diagnose or treat anyone.

“For the past 35 years, I’ve simply listened to patients and their families,” he said.

Kane also facilitates cancer support groups and founded the support programs at Sutter Cancer Center in Sacramento and at Sierra Nevada Cancer Center in Grass Valley,.

“Having listened carefully to thousands of stories, I believe I’ve learned something about suffering and its treatment,” he said. “Every instance of illness includes two profiles, the physical and the emotional. Cancer, for example, is unchecked cell growth and also, inevitably, emotional turmoil. Standard medical practice is good at treating tumors but woefully inadequate at treating anxiety, fear, anger, loneliness, and confusion.”

Kane has written a book about squeezing a bit of wisdom out of sickness (Be Sick Well,) and one about compassionate caregiving (How to Heal). “The Bedside Manifesto” is about healing our healthcare system itself.

Kane will be at Stonehouse Old Brewery, 107 Sacramento St., Nevada City, from 3-5 p.m. Sunday for a party, reading and no-host bar. For more information, email or call 530-265-0478, or go online at

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