In an unguarded moment, one can have an accident, a moment of serendipity, an epiphany, or spontaneous healing. Throughout his life, Vert Mooney, M.D. has been lucky in his unguarded moments, usually finding a situation exactly right to further his research into healing painful physical conditions through therapeutic exercise.

In The Unguarded Moment, Dr. Mooney explains why this effective treatment is so limited in general medical care. Readers learn about the concept of IRACS (ignore, ridicule, attack, copy, and steal) as well as the mysterious NIH (not invented here) and how these often keep a brilliant idea from reaching the general public.

With healthcare costs on the rise, pharmaceutical and medical equipment manufacturing companies have their hands deeper and deeper into the pockets of consumers, often with questionable results. When innovative and inexpensive solutions for disease and pain are found, they are often suppressed, at the expense of the patient. The Unguarded Moment provides a jumping-off point for responsible patient-driven healthcare.

Vert Mooney, M.D. graduated from Princeton University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He served as a Navy doctor with the U.S. Marines, and then completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Mooney has worked in private practice and held the position of Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He was also selected by Town & Country as one of the ten most distinguished orthopedic surgeons in San Diego.

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