New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

August 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Counting the days while my mind slips away : a love letter to my family

August 24, 2016
Utecht, Ben, 1981- author.
New York : Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2016.
xiv, 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Where it all began -- Foundations -- Up and down -- Mild traumatic brain injury -- Gaston -- Turning point -- Moving forward -- Out of the ashes -- New beginning -- Welcome to the NFL -- Transitions -- A super year -- The ultimate -- Not the same -- Fresh start -- Elleora -- The final blow -- What now? -- Searching for direction, looking for answers -- Back into the jungle -- "Why wasn't I invited?" -- Surrender -- At long last -- "You will always be my girls."
"After five major concussions, NFL tight-end Ben Utecht of the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals is losing his memories. This is his powerful and emotional love letter to his wife and daughters--whom he someday may not recognize--and an inspiring message for all to live every moment fully. Emotionally powerful, inspiring, and uplifting, Ben's story will captivate and encourage you to make the most of every day and treasure all of your memories"--Provided by publisher.

The vaccine-friendly plan : Dr. Paul's safe and effective approach to immunity and health-from pregnancy through your child's teen years

August 24, 2016
Thomas, Paul MD, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
xx, 424 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Toxins, toxins, toxins: raising healthy children in a poisoned world -- Pregnancy matters: protecting your baby before birth -- Welcome to the world, Baby: the first hours of life -- The first two weeks of life -- The two-month visit: baby's first vaccines -- Keeping your baby healthy in the first nine months -- Your one-year-old -- The toddler and preschool years -- Baby's going to school? Common illnesses, common complaints, and common sense about vaccines for your school-age child -- "It's your fault I failed my driver's license test, Mo-om!": keeping preteens and teens healthy without sacrificing your sanity -- The best ways to support your child's immune system: Dr. Paul's cheat sheet -- So where do we go from here? -- Appendixes. A. Recommended reading -- B. CDC vaccination schedules, 1983 and 2016 -- C. Ten questions to ask when looking for a pediatrician -- D. List of vaccine ingredients, by vaccine -- E. Clinical data from Dr. Paul's practice -- F. If your child has a bad vaccine reaction: how to file a VAERS report -- G. Science every parent should know about -- H. FDA statement on injected aluminum safety -- I. Dr. Paul's vaccine plan at a glance.
"The new standard for pediatric care from one of today's most trusted pediatricians Paul Thomas, M.D., is a vaccine-friendly doctor: knowledgeable about both the latest scientific research and the community's disease exposure, and respectful of a family's risk factors, health history, and concerns. In The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, he presents his proven approach to building immunity, a new protocol that limits a child's exposure to aluminum, mercury, and other neurotoxins while building overall good health. Based on the results from his pediatric practice of more than eleven thousand children, as well as data from other credible and scientifically minded medical doctors, Dr. Paul's vaccine-friendly protocol gives readers recommendations for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth vital information about what to expect at every well child visit from birth through adolescence a slower, evidence-based vaccine schedule that calls for only one aluminum-containing shot at a time important questions to ask about your child's first few weeks, first years, and beyond advice about how to talk to health care providers when you have concerns the risks associated with opting out of vaccinations a practical approach to common illnesses throughout the school years simple tips and tricks for healthy eating and toxin-free living at any age Accessible and reassuring, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan presents a new standard for pediatric care, giving parents peace of mind in raising happy, healthy children"-- Provided by publisher.

The born again runner : a guide to overcoming excuses, injuries, and other obstacles for new and returning runners

August 22, 2016
Magill, Pete.
New York : The Experiment, LLC, [2016]
xiv, 289 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Distributed by Workman Publishing Company, Inc."--Title page verso.

Health careers in sports

August 19, 2016
Burgan, Michael, author.
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, [2016]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Getting started -- Hard at work -- Realities of the workplace -- The nitty-gritty.
Provides an introduction to health careers for people who enjoy sports, discussing the nature of the work, educational or training requirements, getting started, salary, and sources of more information.

Herpes

August 16, 2016
Freedman, Jeri.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2016.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
The herpes virus -- Herpes : the creeping disease -- Don't do it! -- Catching herpes ... what now? -- Coping with herpes -- Glossary.
"Many young adults are completely unprepared when they discover they have been infected with herpes. Herpes cannot be cured, and it has a lifelong effect on a person's health and social life. In this informative volume, readers learn about the herpes virus, how it is transmitted and spread, and how the body reacts to the virus. They will discover ways to deal with recurrences and steps to take to maintain good sexual health. The book explains diagnoses, forms of treatment, and strategies for coping with the disease. It also offers some tips for how to tell parents and partners about having herpes"--Provided by the publisher.

Patient H.M. : a story of memory, madness and family secrets

August 15, 2016
Dittrich, Luke, author.
©2016
xv, 440 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Part I: Origins. The fall ; Crumpled lead and rippled copper ; Dream jobs ; The bridge ; Arline -- Part II: Madness. Pomander walk ; Water, fire, electricity ; Melius anceps remedium quam nullum ; The broken ; Room 2200 ; Sunset Hill ; Experiment successful, but the patient died ; Unlimited access ; Ecphory ; The vacuum and the ice pick -- Part III: The hunt. It was brought into the sea ; Proust on the operating table ; Fortunate misfortunes ; Henry Gustave Molaison (1926-1953) -- Part IV: Discovery. Where angels fear to tread ; Monkeys and men ; Interpreting the stars ; The son-of-a-bitch center ; The MIT research project known as the amnesic patient H.M. -- Part V: Secret wars. Dewey defeats Truman ; A sweet, tractable man ; It is necessary to go to Niagara to see Niagara Falls ; Patient H.M. (1953-2008) ; The smell of bone dust ; Every day is alone in itself ; Postmortem.
"In the late 1930s, in asylums and hospitals across America, a group of renowned neurosurgeons worked to develop and refine a new class of brain operation--the lobotomy--that they hoped would eradicate everything from schizophrenia to homosexuality...The most important test subject to emerge from this largely untold chapter was a 27-year-old factory worker named Henry Molaison...Journalist Luke Dittrich uses his case as a starting point for a kaleidoscopic journey, from the first recorded brain surgeries in ancient Egypt to the cutting-edge laboratories of MIT...It is also, at times, a deeply personal journey: Dittrich's grandfather was the brilliant, morally complex surgeon who operated on Molaison--and thousands of other patients..."--From dust jacket.

A practical guide to vibrational medicine : energy healing and spiritual transformation

August 15, 2016
Gerber, Richard, 1954-
©2000
xii, 446 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"A hardcover edition of this book was published under the title Vibrational medicine for the 21st century"--Title page verso.
What is vibrational medicine? -- Vibrational medicine and the paths to illness versus wellness -- The road to health and wellness : a multidimensional approach -- Healing with homeopathy -- Acupuncture and Chinese medicine : an ancient approach to vibrational healing -- The art of healing with flower essences -- Healing with color and light -- Magnetobiology and the art and science of magnetic healing -- Radionics and distant healing : the black sheep of vibrational medicine -- The varieties of hands-on healing -- Vibrational medicine and its implications for personal and global spiritual transformation.

Wasted : a memoir of anorexia and bulimia

August 15, 2016
Hornbacher, Marya, 1974-
New York : Harper Perennial, 2014.
316, 14 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1998.
"A reissue of the bestselling memoir with a new afterword by the author. Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all sense of what it means to be "normal," Marya Hornbacher lovingly embraced her anorexia and bulimia--until a particularly horrifying bout with the disease in college put the romance of wasting away to rest forever. WASTED is the story of one woman's travels to reality's darker side--and her decision to find her way back on her own terms"-- Provided by publisher.

Addict in the house : a no-nonsense family guide through addiction & recovery

August 11, 2016
Barnett, Robin, author.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2016]
viii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Understanding addiction -- Addicts' behavior--and your own -- Communication -- Setting strong boundaries -- Treatment options -- Supporting your loved one's recovery -- Healing family relationships -- The teenage addict -- Toward healthy independence -- Recovery for life.

Beyond borderline : true stories of recovery from borderline personality disorder

August 11, 2016
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, [2016]
vii, 180 pages ; 23 cm.
Anguish management -- Letting the light in -- I am not just a box in the DSM-5 -- You talk and don't know that I listen -- Dangerous to delightful -- Persisting hope -- If i wee to tell you that I have a disorder that affects only 2 percent of the population, what would your reaction be? -- Restoration -- Trust no one -- Just like a timepiece -- Breaking bad -- On the other side -- Survivor -- How to build and bust a life -- I am a scientist -- There is a yolk under those shells -- My destructive patterns characterizing my boderline personality -- Walking -- Treatment at Halliwick -- Reasons -- Angry all the time -- From numbness to happiness -- Mosiac of a fractured self -- Riding the waves.
This provocative book uncovers the truth about a misunderstood and stigmatized disorder, and offers an opportunity for a deeper, more empathetic understanding of BPD from the real experts—the individuals living with it.

NSEE : nursing school entrance exams.

August 4, 2016
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2005-
v. ; 28 cm.
Publisher varies: <2009-2014> Kaplan Publishing.
"Your complete guide to getting into nursing school."--Cover.

The autism discussion page on the core challenges of autism : a toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent

August 4, 2016
Nason, Bill.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014.
381 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Acceptance and understanding -- Acceptance and understanding -- Cognitive issues in autism -- Cognitive processing differences -- Teaching dynamic thinking -- Executive functioning -- Rigid/inflexibility -- Sensory issues in autism -- Common sensory issues -- Sharing different sensory worlds -- The world of self stimulation -- Social struggles in autism -- Why don't I fit in? -- Teaching relating skills -- Peer play and community inclusion -- The emotional world on the spectrum -- Identifying, labelling, and controlling emotions -- Shutdowns and meltdowns -- Putting it all together -- Where to go from here -- Fragile world on the spectrum -- Sensory scale -- Sensory motor regulatory patterns -- Engagement profile -- Deep pressure calming techniques -- Core deficit assessment -- Comfort zone profile.
"The Autism Discussion Page blue book focuses on the core challenges associated with autism (cognitive, sensory, social, and emotional) and provides concise, accessible information and simple tools for supporting children with these vulnerabilities. Based on posts on the popular online community page and organised by subject for ease of reference, this book offers an excellent understanding of how children with autism process and experience the world and effective strategies for coping with the challenges."--Publisher description.

The apple cider vinegar companion : simple ways to use nature's miracle cure

August 2, 2016
Scherr, Suzy, author.
Woodstock, VT : Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]
175 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Avalanche : a love story

August 2, 2016
Leigh, Julia, 1970- author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
133 pages ; 21 cm
At the age of 38, acclaimed novelist Julia Leigh made her first visit to the in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic, full of hope. So started a long and costly journey of nightly injections, blood tests, surgeries, and rituals. Writing in the immediate aftermath of her decision to stop treatment, Leigh lays bare the truths of her experience: the highs of hope and the depths of disappointment, the grip of yearning and desire, the toll on her relationships, and the unexpected graces and moments of black humor. Along the way she navigates the science of IVF, copes with the impact of treatment, and reconciles the seductive promises of the worldwide multi-billion-dollar IVF industry with the reality. Avalanche is the book that has finally been written on IVF treatment: a courageous, compelling, and ultimately wise account of a profoundly important and widespread experience. At the heart of this work is an exploration of who and how we love. It is a story we can all relate to--about the dreams we have, defeated or otherwise, for ourselves, our loves, and our relationships. Avalanche bears witness to Leigh's raw desire, suffering, strength, and, in the end, transformation, and her shift to a different kind of love.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Presto! : how I made over 100 pounds magically disappear and other magical tales

August 1, 2016
Jillette, Penn, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
xix, 344 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
Introduction: How are you going to die? -- Section one: Just another fat fuck. One-third the size of a cow dressed as an elephant ; Disco Doc and English voltage blood pressure ; Official permission to go crazy ; Enter CrayRay--fucking his brains out at the swing club while the celibate titter ; Joining the cult ; Maybe I've eaten enough great food -- Section two: Losing it! 74.5 pounds in 83 days (0.9 pounds a day, 24.4% of body weight). It's just a goddamn potato ; Exercise--climb Mount Everest for butter ; Potatoes are really good ; Piss and spit ; Corn is candy ; From potatoes to the new year ; From New Year's Day to halfway ; You say "protein," I say "Fuck you!" ; A trip to the doctor--about halfway through cold and hungry ; From halfway to all the way ; Rare and appropriate--my trick for dieting without tricks ; From target to birthday ; You say it's your birthday? Well, it's my skinny birthday, too, yeah ; My new favorite foods birthday menu -- Section three: Eating pizza is voting for Hillary. The disappearing magician ; Don't exercise (lose weight and friends) ; Tough guys don't dance ; Higher than a kite and sicker than a dog: not genetics--just a fat fuck ; Fuhrburger ; Unethical vegan? Plant hole? ; And, oh yeah, by the way--my hair fell out ; So, what the funk DO you eat? ; "I like food too much to eat like you" ; Time travel ; Food is God ; TV cooking ; Salt--more proof that there's no God ; Half-fasts ; That's not funny and it doesn't taste good ; Finally eating like a fucking hippie ; The healing power of prayer ; We ate like idiots, we need to diet like idiots ; Potato anniversary ; Dear Penn ; Withings blood pressure cuff--Happy Valentine's Day ; Letter to the Globe after their lying article about my weight loss ; No, really what the fuck do you eat like normally?
An unconventional weight loss tale from an unconventional personality--magician Penn Jillette tells how he lost 100 pounds with his trademark outrageous sense of humor and biting social commentary that makes this success story anything but ordinary.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Spartan fit! : 30 days. Transform your mind. Transform your body. Commit to grit.

August 1, 2016
De Sena, Joe, 1969- author.
New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
xvi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue: Blindfolded and bound -- Get to the starting line -- The legend of Sparta -- Agoge 2.0 -- Race basics -- The seven pillars -- The 30-day plan to Spartan fit -- Spartan elite -- The case for the Olympics -- Epilogue: Double whammy.
Offers a thirty-one-day fitness and diet plan to help achieve peak physical and mental fitness through full-body workouts that don't require gym access or weights.

Making sense of medicine : bridging the gap between doctor guidelines and patient preferences

August 1, 2016
Berger, Zackary, 1973- author.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
vii, 173 pages ; 24 cm
Chronic pain : many treatments, no solution -- Common conditions : the gap between knowledge and preference -- Poverty : making decisions, our health system-- and you in the middle -- Depression : medications? Therapy? None of the above? -- High blood pressure : where is the limit? -- Diabetes : sailing on the uncertain A1C -- Arthritis : what's bred in the bone -- Surgery : to be operated on or not-- and with whom? -- How good can guidelines be? -- Is half of all research wrong? -- Avoiding false certainty and approaching future experiences -- Revisiting the biomedical paradigm.

Stay, breathe with me : the gift of compassionate medicine

August 1, 2016
Allison, Helen, 1927-
Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2016.
xviii, 265 pages ; 22 cm

When someone you know has depression : words to say and things to do

July 27, 2016
Noonan, Susan J., 1953- author.
Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.
xv, 134 pages ; 25 cm.
Introduction -- What are mood disorders? -- Signs of depression to look for -- Support and communication strategies -- Helpful approaches -- Finding professional help -- What you can do now -- Anticipating recovery: skills to have in place -- Caring for the caregivers -- Dos and don'ts -- Conclusion.
"Following on the success of Managing Your Depression, Susan Noonan's new book is for family members and friends of people with depression or bipolar disorder. A certified peer specialist at McLean Hospital (a comprehensive psychiatric hospital affiliated with Harvard University), Susan draws on her experiences providing support and education for those living with or caring for a person who has a mood disorder. A family member who has a mood disorder affects the entire family. Further, family members and close friends are often the first to recognize the subtle changes and symptoms of depression--and they are also the people who provide daily support to their loved ones, often at great personal price. Caring for someone with a mood disorder differs from caring for someone with a physical medical disorder, in ways that complicate the caregiving role. A concise and practical guide to the daily management of depression and bipolar depression written for the caregiver, the book explains how to reinforce lessons the patient has been taught in therapy, how to role model resilience skills, and how caregivers can and must care for themselves. It describes effective communication strategies and advises how to find appropriate professional help. Its many tables and worksheets convey much needed information in an accessible way. References, Resources, and a Glossary complete the package. Overall the book helps readers navigate the depression or biopolar disorder of someone close to them, providing readers with words to say and things to do as they try to help someone change the course of a sometimes confounding and often disabling illness"-- Provided by publisher.

Herbs & nutrients for neurologic disorders : treatment strategies for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke, multiple sclerosis, migraine, and seizures

July 26, 2016
Kurn, Sidney, 1943- author.
Rochester, Vermont : Healing Arts Press, 2016.
xi, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Revision of: Integrated medicine for neurologic disorders / Sidney Kurn, Sheryl Shook. c2008.
How to use this book : a guide for patients, families, and practitioners -- What these six disorders have in common : contributing factors and treatments -- The importance of sleep -- Multiple sclerosis -- Parkinson's Disease -- Alzheimer's Disease -- Atherosclerosis and stroke -- Migraine headaches -- Seizure disorders -- Scientific discovery and the integration of herbs and nutrients in future treatments of neurologic disorders -- New supplement : Pyrroloquinoline quinone.
"A guide to herbal and holistic medicine for brain health and neurologic disorders Provides detailed herbal, antioxidant, and nutritional strategies for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, stroke, migraine, and seizures [bullet] Supported by scientific studies and years of successful clinical practice Discusses potential side effects, counter-indications, and the proper dosages to reduce symptoms, slow disease progression, and lessen the chances of recurrence Numerous medical journals have published studies supporting the use of herbs and nutrients in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. Yet in practice most neurologists rarely include them as part of their protocols. In this practical guide, Sidney Kurn, M.D., and Sheryl Shook, Ph. D., explain how to safely and easily incorporate herbs, antioxidants, and nutritional supplements into the standard conventional treatments for 6 common neurologic disorders: Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, stroke, migraine, and seizures. For each condition, the authors provide detailed strategies supported by scientific evidence and years of successful clinical practice. They examine the biochemical role of each recommended herb, nutrient, or antioxidant and discuss potential side effects, counter-indications, and proper dosages to reduce symptoms, slow disease progression, and--in the case of stroke, migraine, and seizures--lessen the chances of recurrence. The authors explore the nutrient deficiencies and physiological mechanisms, including inflammation, heavy metal toxicity, and mitochondrial dysfunction, that can cause oxidative injuries and initiate neurologic disorders. They reveal which common substances, such as aspartame and glutamate, can trigger these mechanisms at the cellular level and recommend specific herbs and antioxidants, such as turmeric, cannabinoids, resveratrol, and N-acetyl cysteine, to counteract their effects. They discuss the importance of sleep to overall well-being, especially for those suffering from neurologic disorders, and offer tips to help ensure a good night's sleep. Integrating neuroscience, biochemistry, herbalism, and decades of clinical experience, the authors lay the scientific foundation for a holistic, naturopathic approach to neurologic disorders and a way to enhance the quality of life for those suffering from these conditions"-- Provided by publisher.

Traumatic brain injury handbook : how a near-death fall led me to discover a new consciousness

July 25, 2016
Healy, Joseph B., author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]
v, 185 pages ; 24 cm
"Oh, you're awake" -- Traumatic brain injury -- The way back -- The love of caregivers -- Neuroplasticity -- Athletics and other risks -- Brain injury survivor stories -- What are we doing to ourselves? -- The emotional brain -- Deeper into recovery -- Current brain exploration and potential pathways to recovery.
"Traumatic Brain Injury Handbook is the ultimate brain injury recovery handbook. Inside, acclaimed writer Joe Healy comprehensively discusses what leads to brain injuries and how to heal from them and manage them during the process. Recovery techniques are lifestyle modifications: nutritional, physical, occupational, and attitude ones. This is an important title for all family and friends of sufferers of brain injuries, doctors, and caretakers. With Healy's guidance, support networks will learn how to lead sufferers on their journey back to "normalcy," working and socializing as the person did before the traumatic event. This unique book is distinctive in its scope, covering the science of the brain, its easy-to-follow nature, its accuracy, and its encouraging you-can-recover, don't just learn to cope and give up attitude. Family, friends of the injured person no longer need to feel alone, discouraged, or overwhelmed. This is a much-needed, hands-on, and extremely valuable volume."-- Provided by publisher.

Lift : fitness culture, from naked Greeks and acrobats to jazzercise and ninja warriors

July 25, 2016
Kunitz, Daniel, author.
©2016
viii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Into the new frontier -- The inner statue -- But is it good for you? -- Feeling, breathing, going to war -- Bodyweight politics -- Hercules and the athletic Renaissance -- Training for the mirror -- Acrobats and beefcake -- The tyranny of the wheel -- From women's work to the women's movement -- Practicing at life.
"A cultural history of fitness explores the ways in which human exercise has changed over time and what can be learned from our athletic ancestors, evaluating whether today's high-tech exercise machines are actually productive while making recommendations based on early health practices"-- NoveList.

The little book of healthy beauty : simple daily habits to get you glowing

July 25, 2016
LoGiudice, Pina, author.
New York, New York : TarcherPerigee, [2016]
xxii, 229 pages ; 21 cm
"The philosophy of naturopathic medicine is to use the most natural methods to achieve optimal health and beauty. People who follow this philosophy have a "glow"--An almost indescribable radiance, beauty, and energetic vitality. Dr. Pina's holistic wisdom blends practices from naturopaths, scientists, and Chinese medicine and is informed by medical research. This practical guide presents the five simple keys to great beauty and health (sleep, food, exercise, relaxation, detoxification), explains how to maximize their benefits, offers advice on natural remedies like vitamins and herbs, and gives Dr. Pina's expert guidance based on over a decade of research and clinical experience. The book's tips include: The real secrets behind staying young. The best practices for radiant skin and hair. The vitamins and herbs that work like magic bullets. Simple daily habits that help overcome stress and shed extra pounds. Dr. Pina clears up the confusion about what actually works and what doesn't and dispels the popular myths that are doing more harm than good. By following Dr. Pina's advice, you will see yourself looking more radiantly beautiful each day"-- Provided by publisher.

Nursing assistant/nurse aide exam.

July 22, 2016
New York, NY : LearningExpress, c2002-
v ; 28 cm.
At head of cover title: The complete preparation guide
"Five full-length practice tests based on the based on the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) standards"--Cover.

Sexually transmitted diseases sourcebook.

July 22, 2016
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc.
volumes ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about risk factors, symptoms, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and related complications, along with facts about prevention strategies. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

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