New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

August 17, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Truth doesn't have a side : my alarming discovery about the danger of contact sports

August 16, 2017
Omalu, Bennet I. (Bennet Ifeakandu), author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2017]
303 pages ; 24 cm
Preface: God did not intend for human beings to play football -- My Father's son -- Child of war -- To be myself -- Answered prayer -- "Heaven is here, and America is here" -- Welcome to America -- Through the wilderness -- Land of contradictions -- A bold gamble -- Finding myself -- A divine appointment -- Prema -- A game-changing diagnosis -- The NFL = Big Tobacco -- "In the name of Christ, stop!" -- The baton is passed -- Marginalized, minimalized, ostracized -- I wish I'd never met Mike Webster -- Finding life in the wilderness -- Omalu goes Hollywood -- Concussion -- From doctor to dad: what will I say when my son asks, "Can I play football, pleeeaaaasssse?" -- Afterword: "I bet my medical license that O.J. Simpson has CTE" -- Appendix: Questions from parents about brain trauma and contact sports, especially football.
Offers an account of the author's life, describing his childhood in war-torn Nigeria and the forensic pathology studies that led to his much-criticized findings about the role of concussion in brain disease.

Ayurveda made easy : 50 exercises for finding health, mindfulness, and balance

August 16, 2017
Spear, Heidi E., author.
New York : Adams Media, 2017.
160 pages, 8 numbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Includes index.
"A simple guide to Ayurveda that focuses on more than fifty exercises and remedies to achieve ultimate health, energy, mindfulness, and balance. From dietary suggestions to yoga postures and breathing exercises, each page offers practiced steps to improve your body and keep you calm and mindful every day"-- Provided by publisher.

The eight immortal healers : taoist wisdom for radiant health

August 16, 2017
Chia, Mantak, 1944- author.
x, 405 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Originally published in Thailand in 2016 by Universal Tao Publications under the title Eight immortal healers: healing that always was and always will be"--Title page verso.
"A detailed guide to restoring the eight foundational areas of health - Explains how each of legendary Taoist masters known as the Eight Immortals has a specific area of health as the focus of his or her teachings - Offers practices, techniques and guidelines for each of the Eight Immortal Healer teachings, including the important roles of oxygen and water in the body, nutrition, detoxification, exercise, energy work, emotional pollution, and spiritual hygiene"-- Provided by publisher.

Mosby's review for the pharmacy technician certification examination

August 16, 2017
Mizner, James J., Jr., author.
St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier/Mosby, [2014]
xi, 370 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Pharmacology for technicians -- Pharmacy law and regulations -- Sterile and nonsterile compounding -- Medication safety -- Pharmacy quality assurance -- Medication order entry and fill process -- Pharmacy inventory management -- Pharmacy billing and reimbursement -- Information system usage and application -- Practice examinations.

The magnesium miracle

August 15, 2017
Dean, Carolyn, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, 2017.
li, 553 pages ; 21 cm

The new superpower for women : trust your intuition, predict dangerous situations, and defend yourself from the unthinkable

August 14, 2017
Kardian, Steve, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2017.
226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"In The New Superpower for Women, Steve Kardian, a thirty-year veteran of law enforcement, FBI defense tactics instructor, and an expert on the criminal mind, demonstrates how to become a "hard target" and not a "soft target" by simply trusting your gut. Additionally, he shows how the habits of safety can become an integral part of your daily routine"-- Provided by publisher.


August 14, 2017
MacKenzie, Brian, 1974- author.
Las Vegas : Victory Belt Publishing, 2017.
272 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Another kind of madness : a journey through the stigma and hope of mental illness

August 14, 2017
Hinshaw, Stephen P., author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
x, 271 pages ; 22 cm
Sunday dinner at the Willard -- Out in California -- The midnight drive -- The view from right field -- Miracles of modern medicine -- The CBS Evening News -- New England -- The iron suit -- Dawn -- The thought experiment -- A deeper layer -- Progressive decline -- The end and the beginning -- The rest of my life -- Epilogue.
"Families are riddled with untold secrets. But Stephen Hinshaw would have never thought that in his family a profound secret had been kept under lock and key for 18 years. From the moment his father revealed his long history with mental illness and involuntary hospitalizations, Hinshaw knew his life would be changed forever. Hinshaw calls his father's reveal "psychological birth"--after years of experiencing the ups and downs of his father's illness without knowing it existed, watching him disappear for weeks at a time only to return as the loving father he had always known, everything he experienced as a child began to make sense. He learned as much as possible about his father's illness, and what began as an exploration into his father's past and mental health turned into a full-fledged career as a clinical psychologist. In Another Kind of Madness, Hinshaw explores the burden of living in a family "loaded" with mental illness and debunks the "stigma" behind it, explaining that in today's society, mental health problems can result in a loss of a driver's license, inability to vote or run for office, ineligibility for jury service, or automatic relinquishment of child custody. With a moving personal narrative and shocking facts about how America views mental health conditions in the 21st century, Another Kind of Madness is a passionate call to arms regarding the importance of destigmatizing mental illness"-- Provided by publisher.

Midwest medicinal plants : identify, harvest, and use 109 wild herbs for health and wellness

August 14, 2017
Rose, Lisa M. (Herbalist), author.
311 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Preface: Growing an herbalist -- Wildcrafting basics -- Wildcrafting for wellness: a season-by-season harvest guide -- Wild medicinal of the Midwest : Agrimony ; Alder ; Angelica ; Apple ; Arnica ; Artemisia ; Aspen ; Barberry ; Beech ; Blackberry ; Black cherry ; Black walnut ; Blue vervain ; Boneset ; Borage ; Burdock ; Butterfly weed ; Calamus ; Catnip ; Ceanothus ; Chaga ; Chickweed ; Cleavers ; Coltsfoot ; Comfrey ; Cottonwood ; Crampbark ; Cranberry ; Dandelion ; Dock ; Eastern white cedar ; Echinacea ; Elder ; Elecampane ; Evening primrose ; Feverfew ; Field garlic ; Ghost pipe ; Ginkgo ; Goldenrod ; Grindelia ; Ground ivy ; Hawkweed ; Hawthorn ; Honeysuckle ; Horehound ; Horsetail ; Hyssop ; Jewelweed ; Joe Pye weed ; Juniper ; Lady's mantle ; Lemon balm ; Linden ; Lobelia ; Lovage ; Lungwort ; Maitake ; Meadowsweet ; Motherwort ; Mullein ; Nettle ; New England aster ; Oak ; Oregon grape ; Ox-eye daisy ; Partridge berry ; Pedicularis ; Pennycress ; Peppermint ; Pine ; Pipsissewa ; Plantain ; Poke ; Prickly ash ; Prickly pear ; Raspberry ; Red clover ; Reishi ; Rose ; Russian sage ; Sassafras ; Self-heal ; Shepherd's purse ; Skullcap ; Slippery elm ; Solomon's seal ; Spearmint ; Spicebush ; Spotted bee balm ; Spruce ; St. John's wort ; Sweet clover ; Teasel ; Tulip poplar ; Turkey tail ; Uva-ursi ; Valerian ; Violet ; Wild bergamot ; Wild geranium ; Wild ginger ; Wild peach ; Wild yam ; Wintergreen ; Witch hazel ; Wood betony ; Yarrow ; Yellow birch.
Plants of the Midwest provide an wealth of botanical diversity. Whether you are already adept at finding, identifying, harvesting and safely using wild medicinal plants, or are just starting out, this guide will help you wildcraft your way to wellness.

The education of a coroner : lessons in investigating death

August 11, 2017
Bateson, John, 1951- author.
New York : Scribner, 2017.
x, 358 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"In the vein of Dr. Judy Melinek's Working Stiff, an account of the hair-raising and heartbreaking cases handled by the coroner of Marin County, California throughout his four decades on the job--from high-profile deaths to serial killers, to Golden Gate Bridge suicides. Marin County, California is a study in contradictions. Its natural beauty attracts thousands of visitors every year, yet the county also is home to San Quentin Prison, one of the oldest and largest penitentiaries in the country. Marin ranks in the top one percent of counties nationwide in terms of affluence and overall health, yet it is far above the norm in drug overdoses and alcoholism, and comprises a large percentage of suicides from the Golden Gate Bridge. Ken Holmes worked in the Marin County Coroner's Office for thirty-six years, starting as a death investigator and ending as the three-term, elected coroner. As he grew into the job--which is different from what is depicted on television--Holmes learned a variety of skills, from finding hidden clues at death scenes, interviewing witnesses effectively, managing bystanders and reporters, preparing testimony for court to notifying families of a death with sensitivity and compassion. He also learned about different kinds of firearms, all types of drugs--prescription and illegal--and about certain unexpected and potentially fatal phenomena such as autoeroticism. Complete with poignant anecdotes, The Education of a Coroner provides a firsthand and fascinating glimpse into the daily life of a public servant whose work is dark and mysterious yet necessary for society to function"-- Provided by publisher.

The superkids activity guide to conquering every day : awesome games and crafts to master your moods, boost focus, hack mealtimes and help grown-ups understand why you do the things you do

August 10, 2017
Abraham, Dayna.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2017.
208 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Kids have a need, but lack the tools and skills to express it. In this book, she gives kids fun projects and tools that boost their ability to control their behaviors, explain how they're feeling and gain confidence. Dayna has a talent to understand kids, meet them on their level and motivate them. At the same time parents, teachers and caretakers see life from a kid's perspective, helping to avoid arguments. Each of the 75 unique sensory-rich projects in The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day will help kids navigate the most challenging times of day. Whether kids struggle to get out the door in the morning or hate to sit for homework, this is the book for you.

Mental health, Inc. : how corruption, lax oversight and failed reforms endanger our most vulnerable citizens

August 9, 2017
Levine, Arthur D., 1951- author.
New York : Overlook Press, 2017.
351 pages ; 24 cm
Drugging our kids: corporate greed joins corruption, apathy -- Nursing homes: drugging our seniors to death -- The secret history of the VA's tragedies in Tomah and Phoenix -- the secret history of the VA scandals, part II: the empire strikes back -- A Marine's descent into PTSD hell -- Stan White and the veterans' search for truth and answers -- Mr. White comes to Washington: FDA showdown over Seroquel -- Drug-free PTSD recovery -- How LA County's mental health officials neglect inmates and ignore violence -- To live and die in LA: how DMH's outreach work saves lives, stops mass shootings -- Torture in Alabama -- Profits and losses from residential treatment: the story of Bain Capital and CRC Health -- Recipe for disaster?: residential treatment programs for addicts and kids -- Florida: free-fire zone for killing, abusing and raping kids? -- Karen's story and the mental health system that never was: saving families, young people from lifelong madness -- Why can't we just do what works? -- Putting people before Big Pharma: overcoming the barriers to recovery.
With Mental Health, Inc., award-winning investigative journalist Art Levine delivers a Shock Doctrine-style exposé of the failures of our out of control, profit-driven mental health system, with a special emphasis on dangerous residential treatment facilities and the failures of the pharmaceutical industry, including the overdrugging of children with antipsychotics and the disastrous maltreatment of veterans with PTSD by the scandal-wracked VA. Levine provides compelling narrative portraits of victims who needlessly died and some mentally ill people who won unexpected victories in their lives by getting smart, personalized help from "pyschosocial" programs that incorporate safe and appropriate prescribing, along with therapy and social support. He contrasts their stories with corrupt Big Pharma executives and researchers who created fraudulent marketing schemes. Levine also tells the dramatic David vs. Goliath stories of a few brave reformers, including Harvard-trained psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Stefan Kruszewski, who has acted as a whistleblower in several major cases, leading to important federal and state settlements; in addition, the book spotlights pioneering clinicians challenging outmoded, drug-and-sedate practices that leave 90 percent of people with serious mental illness too disabled to work. By taking a comprehensive look at mental health abuses and dangerous, ineffective practices as well as pointing toward solutions for creating a system for effective, proven and compassionate care, Art Levine's essential Mental Health, Inc. is a call to action for politicians and citizens alike--needed now more than ever.

Feed zone table : family-style meals to nourish life and sport

August 9, 2017
Thomas, Biju, author.
Boulder, Colorado : VeloPress, [2016]
xvii, 317 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

Getting ahead of ADHD: what next-generation science says about treatments that work-- and how you can make them work for your child

August 8, 2017
Nigg, Joel T., author.
vii, 299 pages ; 23 cm
A new understanding of ADHD -- Epigenetics : the end of the nature-versus-nurture debate -- Food and ADHD : old controversies and new clarity -- Exercise, sleep, and ADHD : new insights on brain growth -- Technology and ADHD : latest findings on the peril and the promise -- Environmental chemicals and ADHD : sorting alarm from prudent caution -- Adversity, stress, trauma, and ADHD : finding sanctuary -- Getting professional help : traditional and alternative treatments for ADHD -- Tying it all together.

Heal your leaky gut : the hidden cause of many chronic diseases

August 8, 2017
Brownstein, David, author.
West Palm Beach, FL, USA : Humanix Books, [2017]
248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Over the influence : the harm reduction guide to controlling your drug and alcohol use

August 8, 2017
Denning, Patt, 1950-
New York, NY : The Guilford Press, 2017.
xiii, 290 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm.
Contents : Acknowledgments -- Preface: how did we get here? -- Introduction: Why harm reduction? -- 1. Welcome to harm reduction -- 2. Why do people use drugs? -- 3. When is drug use harmful? -- 4. Why do some people get in trouble and some don't? -- 5. How do I know if I'm in trouble? -- 6. How people change -- 7. You don't have to quit to change -- 8. Substance use management -- 9. Taking care of yourself while still using -- 10. How can I tell if harm reduction is working -- 11. Finding the right help -- 12. A letter to family and friends of people who use drugs -- What you should know about drugs: a quick reference -- Resources -- Index -- About the authors.

After the cheering stops : an NFL wife's story of concussions, loss, and the faith that saw her through

August 4, 2017
Feasel, Cyndy, author.
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, [2016]
xiii, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
No defense against stress -- Opening drive -- Keeping my eyes on the center -- Time for a game plan -- An NFL tryout -- A charged time-out -- Illegal procedure -- Finding equilibrium -- Three and out -- Lost yardage -- The post-NFL season -- Challenge flag -- Down by contact -- Chased out of the pocket -- Getting physical -- Interception -- Seeking forgiveness -- Thrown for a loss -- Game changer -- Extra point -- Afterword / Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
Feasel, a former NFL wife, tells the tragic story of her family's journey into chaos and darkness resulting from the damage her husband suffered due to football-related concussions and head trauma. Grant Feasel spent ten years in the NFL, playing 117 games; the skull-battering, jaw-shaking collisions he absorbed during those years ultimately destroyed his marriage and fractured his family, before he died on July 15, 2012, at the age of 52. Feasel looks at the destruction wrought by a game millions love, while sharing her story of the hard-won hope found in God's presence when everything else falls apart.

What made Maddy run : the secret struggles and tragic death of an all-American teen

August 3, 2017
Fagan, Kate (Sports writer), author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
xii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword / by Alison Overholt -- Shattered -- In real life -- August 23, 2013 -- The collapse -- Mind, body, spirit -- Vacuum -- Active minds -- Just sleep -- All alone -- Size nothing -- Snow falling -- The quitting game -- The meeting -- Dreamscapes -- The picture -- Anticipation -- Spruce and 15th -- The rules of suicide -- Shattered II.
"From noted ESPN commentator and journalist Kate Fagan, the heartbreaking and vital story of college athlete Madison Holleran, whose death by suicide rocked the University of Pennsylvania campus and whose life reveals with haunting detail and uncommon understanding the struggle of young people suffering from mental illness today. If you scrolled through the Instagram feed of 19-year-old Maddy Holleran, you would see a perfect life: a freshman at an Ivy League school, recruited for the track team, who was also beautiful, popular, and fiercely intelligent. This was a girl who succeeded at everything she tried, and who was only getting started. But when Maddy began her long-awaited college career, her parents noticed something was different. Previously indefatigable, Maddy became withdrawn, and her thoughts centered on how she could change her life. In spite of thousands of hours of practice and study, she contemplated transferring from the school that had once been her dream. When Maddy's dad, Jim, dropped her off for the first day of spring semester, she held him a second longer than usual. That would be the last time Jim would see his daughter. What Made Maddy Run began as a piece that Kate Fagan, a columnist for espnW, wrote about Maddy and her experience. What started as a profile of a successful young athlete whose life ended in suicide became so much larger when Fagan started to hear from other college athletes also grappling with mental illness. This is the story of Maddy Holleran and her struggle with depression, but it also reveals the mounting pressures young people, and college athletes in particular, face to be perfect, especially in an age of relentless connectivity and social-media saturation."--Jacket.

The first forty days : the essential art of nourishing the new mother

August 3, 2017
Ou, Heng, author.
New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2016.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Emphasizes the importance of the first forty days after childbirth for mothers, describing traditions and rituals, as well as providing recipes designed to restore vitality, including oxtail stew and seasonal greens soup.-- Source other than the Library of Congress.

Bold women of medicine : 21 stories of astounding discoveries, daring surgeries, and healing breakthroughs

August 3, 2017
Latta, Susan M.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2017]
ix, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Part I. The bold pioneers: Florence Nightingale: Victorian rule breaker ; Elizabeth Blackwell: medical pioneer ; Clara Barton: bold angel ; Marie Zakrzewska: woman's spirited ally ; Rebecca Lee Crumpler and Rebecca Cole: first African American women physicians ; Mary Edwards Walker: gutsy surgeon in pants -- Part II. Medical women making headway. Bertha Van Hoosen: unstoppable petticoat surgeon ; Susan La Flesche Picotte: a bridge between worlds ; Elizabeth Kenny: dogged nurse from the Outback ; Mary Carson Breckinridge: mountaineer nurse on horseback ; Helen Taussig: from blue to a lovely shade of pink ; Virginia Apgar: the Apgar score -- Part III. And today still fighting. Catherine Hamlin: the fistula pilgrims ; Edna Adan Ismail: the dump that became a hospital ; Anne Brooks: sister doctor with attitude ; Jerri Nielsen: icy courage ; Kathy Magliato: a persistent heart ; Bonnie Mason: taking it to the nth dimension ; Adele Levine: a leap of faith ; Sherrie Ballantine-Talmadge: back on the field!
Meet determined women who have dedicated their lives to saving others! From bold pioneers such as Florence Nightingale and Mary Edwards Walker, to modern-day medical heroines, readers will meet women who inspire with their courage and persistence.

The integrative guide to good health : home remedies meet alternative therapies to transform well-being

August 2, 2017
New York : Time, Inc. Books, ©2017.
ix, 416 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Subtitle from cover.
At head of title: Mayo Clinic.

How to get the death you want : a practical and moral guide

August 2, 2017
Abraham, John (Episcopal priest), author.
192 pages ; 23 cm
"This book serves as a manual of death education that will help patients and their advocates to decide how they wish their lives to end, with practical and legal information to achieve that goal."--Provided by publisher.

The enlightened Mr. Parkinson : the pioneering life of a forgotten surgeon and the mysterious disease that bears his name

August 1, 2017
Lewis, Cherry, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
xii, 306 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

It's not yet dark

August 1, 2017
Fitzmaurice, Simon, author.
165 pages ; 20 cm
First published in Ireland in 2014 by Hachette Books, Ireland.
"A memoir" --Cover.
The brave -- Holding my breath -- Baggot Street Bridge -- Empire State Building -- I say his name -- North Cottage -- Sundance -- Pain -- Running -- He tells me -- The hopeful and the desperate -- Arden -- Sunshine in our lives -- Pizza -- Time to leave -- Fear -- My country -- A life -- Christmas -- This day -- What is man -- The tree -- Four pieces of paper -- White bicycles -- Winter in Berlin -- Drama -- The biggest, thickest, heaviest dictionary -- Cold from the fridge -- Gecko -- I'm still man -- It's not yet dark -- The darkness.
In 2008, Simon Fitzmaurice was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. He was given four years to live. In 2010, in a state of lung-function collapse, Simon knew with crystal clarity that now was not his time to die. Against all prevailing medical opinion, he chose to ventilate in order to stay alive.

Wild Mediterranean : the age-old, science-new plan for a healthy gut, with food you can trust

August 1, 2017
Metsovas, Stella, author.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: Why wild is better -- Your forgotten organ -- The Wild Detox : re-wilding your body with whole foods -- The wild kitchen -- Village-to-table recipes -- How to live wild.
"A practical resource for restoring the microbial balance in our guts and rebooting overall health, featuring a simple 6-day, 2-phase detox cleanse and over 50 delicious Paleo-meets-Mediterranean recipes. The key to great digestive health lies in rewilding the gut and keeping the diverse microbes that inhabit it happy and thriving. In Wild Mediterranean Stella Metsovas breaks down the complex science behind digestive health and shares a deceptively simple and down-to-earth plan for ending the digestive issues that can have far-reaching effects on our everyday lives. Using foods you already know, trust, and love--delicious Mediterranean cuisine--it's easy to reintroduce essential microbes to your system and cultivate a healthy microbiome to banish bloating, discomfort, and irregularity forever. At the heart of Wild Mediterranean are Stella's unique village-to-table recipes, all based on the historically probiotic-rich cuisines favored by the world's healthiest populations and her own family heritage. Packed with pre-tox and detox protocols for preparing the gut to heal, key lifestyle practices to support overall wellness, and the scientific evidence to back it all up, Wild Mediterranean is a practical resource for restoring the microbial balance in your gut and realizing your best digestive health"-- Provided by publisher.

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