New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

November 26, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Urban emergency survival plan : readiness strategies for the city & suburbs

November 25, 2014
Cobb, Jim, author.
©2014
176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Ancestors in our genome : the new science of human evolution

November 21, 2014
Harris, Eugene E. (Professor), author.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015]
xx, 226 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Looks can be deceiving -- Many trees in the forest : the DNA quest to find our closest ape relative -- The great divorce : how and when did humans and chimpanzees part ways? -- A population crash in the past -- What can the genome tell us about being human? -- The genomic origins of modern humans -- The ongoing evolutionary journey -- Kissing cousins : clues in ancient genomes.

Making space : how the brain knows where things are

November 21, 2014
Groh, Jennifer M., 1966- author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.
246 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Thinking about Space -- The Ways of Light -- Sensing Our Own Shape -- Brain Maps and Polka Dots -- Sherlock Ears -- Moving with Maps and Meters -- Your Sunglasses Are in the Milky Way -- Going Places -- Space and Memory -- Thinking about Thinking.
"Knowing where things are seems effortless. Yet our brains devote tremendous computational power to figuring out the simplest details about spatial relationships. Going to the grocery store or finding our cell phone requires sleuthing and coordination across different sensory and motor domains. Making Space traces this mental detective work to explain how the brain creates our sense of location. But it goes further, to make the case that spatial processing permeates all our cognitive abilities, and that the brain's systems for thinking about space may be the systems of thought itself. Our senses measure energy in the form of light, sound, and pressure on the skin, and our brains evaluate these measurements to make inferences about objects and boundaries. Jennifer Groh describes how eyes detect electromagnetic radiation, how the brain can locate sounds by measuring differences of less than one one-thousandth of a second in how long they take to reach each ear, and how the ear's balance organs help us monitor body posture and movement. The brain synthesizes all this neural information so that we can navigate three-dimensional space. But the brain's work doesn't end there. Spatial representations do double duty in aiding memory and reasoning. This is why it is harder to remember how to get somewhere if someone else is driving, and why, if we set out to do something and forget what it was, returning to the place we started can jog our memory. In making space the brain uses powers we did not know we have." -- Publisher's description.

The first year--hepatitis C : an essential guide for the newly diagnosed

November 20, 2014
Bruce, Cara.
New York : Marlowe, 2007, c2002.
xxviii, 339 p. ; 23 cm.

Overcoming shock : healing the traumatized mind and heart

November 18, 2014
Zimberoff, Diane, author.
©2014
vii, 280 pages ; 22 cm

Coming to my senses : one woman's cochlear implant journey

November 18, 2014
Blatchford, Claire H.
Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, 2014.
xi, 156 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Deafened at the age of six, Claire Blatchford was educated orally with speech lessons, speechreading, and hearing aids. Though successful both professionally and domestically, at the age of 67 Blatchford decided to undergo a cochlear implantation. In this memoir, she describes in prose and verse living with a cochlear implant for the past three years. At first, Blatchford feared losing the last of her hearing through the surgical process. Her audiologist explained that her hearing was worsening and that soon she would move from profound deafness into a state called "cosmic deafness." Blatchford decided upon the surgery in hope of meeting her hearing family on their turf, and of again hearing the wind, rain, rivers, and crickets. After being implanted, however, she realized that amplification and comprehension were two different things: at first, all she heard was a soup of sound, a condition known as being brain deaf. Blatchford soon learned, however, that regaining her hearing was a journey of discovery. Gradually, the sound soup gave way to the ability to hear some sentences without speechreading. The sound of her own voice surprised her, and she could hear her grandchildren speak. The thrill of new things heard on one car trip to a friend's house moved her to "try my first yodel as I pass by your house." When asked by others if they should receive an implant, she cautions that it is an individual decision that each deaf person must make. For her, it was the right decision." -- Publisher's description.

Yoga for warriors : basic training in strength, resilience, and peace of mind

November 18, 2014
Birch, Beryl Bender.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, Inc., 2014.
xxxi, 247 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"A system for veterans and military service men and women"--Cover.
Introduction : Warrior awareness ; How yoga can help ; Tips on taking a yoga class ; Special tips for warriors with physical limitation or disability ; Introducing the warriors photographed in this book -- 1. The peaceful warrior : Getting your attention in present time ; Body and mind together ; Mindful awareness ; Gaining control through observation ; The source of this path -- 2. Expand into victory: basic breath work : Stimulating or relaxing the nervous system ; The sound of the Ujjayi breath ; Practicing the Ujjayi breath -- 3. Build the fire: sun salutations : Preparation for asana practice ; Sun salutation (positions 1-9) ; Closing your sun salutation practice ; A healing flow -- 4. Develop power and balance: standing postures : Practice is life-changing ; Preparation for the standing postures ; The standing postures ; Doing the work -- 5. Find strength in letting go: forward and backward bending : Raising the bar with the bandhas ; Forward and backward bending ; Set 1: Forward bending postures ; Set 2: Backward bending postures ; Powerful things happen in relaxation posture -- 6. Come to balance: cooling down : Turning upside down ; The three closing lotus postures ; Rest: at ease -- 7. Connect body and mind: conscious breathing : Where attention goes, prana follows ; How pranayama builds on your asana practice ; Burning out samskaras to remove inner obstacles ; Preparation for pranayama practice ; Overview of pranayama practice ; Learning acceptance -- 8. Turn inward: the practice of yoga nidra, or conscious sleep : Relaxation: the first step ; Conscious sleeping ; Slowing the brain waves ; Releasing traumatic samskaras (imprints) ; Recasting the mind ; Why do yoga nidra? ; Planting seeds by setting an intention ; Integrating yoga nidra: no worries -- 9. The path to the true self: finding peace in meditation : From concentration to meditation ; How meditation helps ; Preparation for meditation ; Establishing a daily meditation practice -- 10. Seeking higher self: the journey within -- Glossary: What do those Sanskrit words mean? -- About Give Back Yoga.

The complete aromatherapy & essential oils handbook for everyday wellness

November 17, 2014
Purchon, Nerys, author.
Toronto, Ontario : Robert Rose, [2014]
480 pages ; 26 cm
"Includes 109 essential oils & more than 450 remedies and uses"--Cover.
"Based on Nerys Purchon's Handbook of aromatherapy published in 1999 by Hodder Headline Australia Pty Limited, Sydney, Australia"--Title page verso.

Conceiving healthy babies : an herbal guide to support preconception, pregnancy and lactation

November 17, 2014
Combs, Dawn, author.
Gabriola, BC : New Society Publishers, 2014.
375 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Straight talk about breast cancer : from diagnosis to recovery

November 17, 2014
Omaha, Nebraska : Addicus Books, [2015]
xvi, 152 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Previous ed.: Straight talk about breast cancer / Suzanne W. Braddock ... [et al.]. 2010.
Breast cancer: an overview -- Getting a diagnosis -- Coping emotionally -- Surgery for breast cancer -- Breast reconstruction -- Radiation therapy -- Systemic therapies -- If cancer recurs.
"This medical handbook serves as an accessible resource for answering the questions of women with breast cancer as well as easing the concerns of their spouses and family members. Drawing on the personal experiences of a breast-cancer survivor and the professional expertise of breast-cancer specialists, this guide outlines the various treatment options for cancer patients--including lumpectomy and mastectomy surgeries, radiation treatment, and chemotherapy--both in terms of how they work and the toll they take on a patient's life. Updated information and photographs on breast reconstruction are included along with a complete list of resources and an open discussion of hereditary and reoccurrence risks"-- Provided by publisher.

The everything parent's guide to teenage addiction : a comprehensive and supportive reference to help your child recover from addiction

November 14, 2014
Lynam, Edward, 1962-
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2014]
304 pages ; 22 cm

Fragrant : the secret life of scent

November 12, 2014
Aftel, Mandy, author.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2014.
274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A new nose -- A taste for adventure: cinnamon -- There's no smell like home: mint -- Reaching for transcendence: frankincense -- Curious and curiouser: ambergris -- Seduced by beauty: jasmine.
"The 'Alice Waters of American natural perfume' (indieperfume.com) celebrates our most potent sense, through five rock stars of the fragrant world. Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in natural perfumery. Over two decades of sourcing the finest aromatic ingredients from all over the world and creating artisanal fragrances, she has been an evangelist for the transformative power of scent. In Fragrant, through five major players in the epic of aroma, she explores the profound connection between our sense of smell and the appetites that move us, give us pleasure, make us fully alive. Cinnamon, queen of the Spice Route, touches our hunger for the unknown, the exotic, the luxurious. Mint, homegrown the world over, speaks to our affinity for the familiar, the native, the authentic. Frankincense, an ancient incense ingredient, taps into our longing for transcendence, while ambergris embodies our unquenchable curiosity. And exquisite jasmine exemplifies our yearning for beauty, both evanescent and enduring. In addition to providing a riveting initiation into the history, natural history, and philosophy of scent, Fragrant imparts the essentials of scent literacy and includes recipes for easy-to-make fragrances and edible, drinkable, and useful concoctions that reveal the imaginative possibilities of creating with-and reveling in-aroma. Vintage line drawings make for a volume that will be a treasured gift as well as a great read"-- Provided by publisher.

Ebola survival handbook : expert tips, strategies and supply lists from the foremost preparedness professionals.

November 10, 2014
©2014.
135 pages ; 20 cm
Cover title.
Part one: Is Ebola really a threat? Hospitals prep for Ebola outbreak / by Mac Slavo -- Ebola outbreak is "spiraling out of control" / by Lily Dane -- What is not being said publicly / by Mac Slavo -- How is Ebola transmitted? -- Ebola : how it kills may surprise you / by Lisa Egan. Part two: How you can protect your family from Ebola. Prepping for an Ebola lockdown / by Daisy Luther -- Social distancing as a means to avoid contagion / by Lizzie Bennett -- Prepare for the possibility of illness in your family / by Daisy Luther -- Dealing with Ebola infected corpses / by Lizzie Bennett -- The well-stocked sick room / by Tess Pennington -- 25 ways to prevent illness / by Daisy Luther -- Taking a natural approach to pandemics / by Tess Pennington. Part three: Prepping for a pandemic. Pandemic preparedness / by Tess Pennington -- Do you have the supplies you need to weather a pandemic? / by Daisy Luther -- If you're new to prepping, start here / by Daisy Luther. Part 4: Supply lists.
Even the name of the virus conjures up mental images of a gruesome, agonizing, bloody death. Anyone who has scanned the news headlines lately has, at the very least, an inkling that horrible disease is on the loose. It's anyone's best guess how soon this becomes a pandemic on American soil. While the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization have both expressed serious concerns that we are on the brink of disaster, border enforcement agencies seem blithely unconcerned. It's really up to you to protect your family. This is a collection of some of the best information in the preparedness community to help keep you and your family safe throughout this potential pandemic. Checklists are provided at the end of the book to help you gather the necessary supplies quickly and efficiently.

Aging backwards : reverse the aging process and look 10 years younger in 30 minutes a day

November 10, 2014
Esmonde-White, Miranda, author.
©2014
vi, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Miranda Esmonde-White trains everyone from prima ballerinas to professional hockey players to MS patients: what do they all have in common? All of these people are hoping to heal their bodies, prevent further injury, and move optimally and without pain. In fact, they have the same goals as any of us who are trying to stay young, fit, and reverse the hands of time. Because the aging of our bodies occurs in our cells, it must be repaired there too--that's where Miranda's highly effective and sought-after techniques come in. The body isn't programmed to self-destruct as we age. Bones don't have to become brittle; muscles don't have to atrophy; bellies don't have to be soft. In Aging Backwards, Miranda offers a revolutionary program that shows readers how to keep fit and healthy through lifestyle changes and gentle exercises that don't require you to spend hours in the gym. From losing weight to improving skin tone to getting stronger and fitter, Miranda offers readers of all ages the tools they need to look and feel younger. Complete with tips, tools, and her Eight Basic Age-Reversing Workouts accompanied by instructional photos, Aging Backwards will help you turn back the clock form the inside out"-- Provided by publisher.

The complete idiot's guide to eating Paleo

November 10, 2014
Quinn, Neely.
New York : Alpha, c2012.
xviii, 318 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
All about paleo. Paleo 101 ; Benefits of eating paleo ; What to eat (and not to eat) ; Breaking down the diet -- Implementing paleo. Eating paleo in a non-paleo world ; Paleo nutrition for athletes ; The modern kitchen meets the oldest diet ; Cooking tips -- Paleo-perfect recipes. Savory breakfasts ; Sweet breakfasts ; Satisfying snacks and salads ; Appetizers, sides, and condiments ; Flavorful fish and seafood ; Tasty beef, bison, lamb, and pork ; Classic chicken and turkey ; Delectable desserts -- Meal planning. Some practical advice ; Four-week starter meal plan.
Get back to basics with a paleolithic diet! Our hunter-gatherer ancestors didn't load up on nutritionally barren, high-fat, high-calorie, processed foods. They feasted on lean meats and fish, fresh fruit and vegetables, and nutritional nuts and seeds-- and were healthier for it!

My mysterious son : a life-changing passage between schizophrenia and shamanism

November 7, 2014
Russell, Dick.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]
xxii, 390 pages ; 24 cm
Prologue: The Tell-Tale Heart -- Part One. The Desperate Years. Two Faces ; Breakdown ; Beam Me Up, Scottie ; Between Scylla and Charybdis ; Battling the System ; An Oasis Called Earth House ; Back to Boston -- Part Two. Africa. Foreshadowings ; What the Doctor Ordered ; Africa Beckoning ; Lost ; Among the Maasai ; Into the Serengeti ; Breakthrough ; In Search of the Leopard Tortoise ; Touched With Fire -- Part Three. Call of the Shaman. Double-Edged Homecoming ; A Quest for Alternatives ; A Man Named Malidoma ; Holding the Space ; In Jamaica ; Spanning the Gateway ; Coming to Ground in New Mexico ; Invoking the Ancestors ; Descent of the Panther, Flight of the Pigeon ; Light Within the Tunnel -- Epilogue: Beyond Diagnosis : Schizophrenia and Shamanism.
"What a father will do to fight the mental illness that has destroyed his son. What does a father do when hope is gone that his only son can ever lead anything close to a 'normal' life? That's the question that haunted Dick Russell in the fall of 2011, when his son, Franklin, was thirty-two. At the age of seventeen, Franklin had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. For years he spent time in and out of various hospitals, and even went through periods of adamantly denying that Dick was actually his father. A mixed-race child, Franklin was handsome, intelligent, and sensitive until his mental illness suddenly took control. After spending the ensuing years trying to build some semblance of a normal father-son relationship, Dick was invited with his son, out of the blue, to witness the annual wildlife migration on Africa's Serengeti Plain. Seizing this potential opportunity to repair the damage that both had struggled with, after going through two perilous nights together in Tanzania, ultimately the two-week trip changed both of their lives. Desperately seeking an alternative to the medical model's medication regimen, the author introduces Franklin to a West African shaman in Jamaica. Dick discovers Franklin's psychic capabilities behind the seemingly delusional thought patterns, as well as his artistic talents. Theirs becomes an ancestral quest, the journey finally taking them to the sacred lands of New Mexico and an indigenous healer. For those who understand the pain of mental illness as well the bond between a parent and a child, My Mysterious Son shares the intimate and beautiful story of a father who will do everything in his power to repair his relationship with a young man damaged by mental illness"-- Provided by publisher.

Yoga and body image : 25 personal stories about beauty, bravery and loving your body

November 6, 2014
Klein, Melanie, 1972- author.
Minneapolis : Llewellyn, 2014.
265 pages : illustrations: 23 cm

Cannabis pharmacy : the practical guide to medical marijuana

November 5, 2014
Backes, Michael, author.
©2014
272 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
"Evidence-based information on using cannabis for ailments and conditions, plus a comprehensive guide to the most popular varieties"--Front cover.
Cannabis as a medicine -- Using medical cannabis -- Varieties of medical cannabis -- Medical uses of cannabis -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Glossary -- Index.
"In Cannabis Pharmacy, expert Michael Backes presents a comprehensive resource for understanding and using medical marijuana. In this essential guide, Backes provides information on how cannabis works with the body's own system, how best to prepare and administer it, and how to modify and control dosage. He explores 27 of the most popular cannabis varieties and the conditions for which patients have reported effectiveness. He also outlines 29 ailments and illnesses for which doctors commonly recommend medical marijuana, including chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, fibromyalgia, and Parkinson's disease."--Back cover.

The diabetes cure : the 5-step plan to eliminate hunger, lose weight, and reverse diabetes for good!

November 4, 2014
Fleckenstein, Alexa.
[Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale, [2013]
xi, 308 pages ; 24 cm

Mayo Clinic going gluten-free

November 4, 2014
New York, NY : Time Home Entertainment Inc., [2014]
ix, 286 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Ebola : the natural and human history of a deadly virus

November 4, 2014
Quammen, David, 1948- author.
©2014
119 pages : map ; 21 cm
Extracted, but with updated and additional material from: Spillover : animal infections and the next human pandemic / David Quammen. c2012.
Acclaimed science writer and explorer David Quammen first came near the Ebola virus while he was traveling in the jungles of Gabon, accompanied by local men whose village had been devastated by a recent outbreak. Here he tells the story of Ebola -- its past, present, and its unknowable future.

The tai chi bible : the definitive guide to decoding the tai chi form

November 3, 2014
Docherty, Dan, author.
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2014.
399 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm.

Anatomy, stretching & training for yoga : a step-by-step guide to getting the most from your yoga practice

November 3, 2014
Auman, Amy.
New York : Skyhorse, [2013].
160 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Urdhva Dhanurasana -- Utrasana -- Eka Pada Rajakapotasana -- Natarajasana -- Seated Asanas & Twists -- Marichyasana III -- Bharadvajasana I -- Jathara Parivartanasana -- Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana -- Ardha Matsyendrasana -- Gomukhasana -- Paripurna Navasana -- Padmasana -- Hanumanasana -- Arm Supports & Inversions -- Plank Pose to Chaturanga Dandasana -- Vasisthasana -- Purvottanasana -- Halasana -- Salamba Sarvangasana -- Salamba Sirsasana -- Bakasana -- Parsva Bakasana -- Astavakrasana -- Yoga Flows -- Surya Namaskara A -- Surya Namaskara B -- Beginner Yoga Flow -- Intermediate Yoga Flow -- Advanced Yoga Flow.
Hatha yoga is a system of physical yoga techniques. Hatha yoga, particularly asanas (the physical postures), is popular throughout the world as a set of physical exercises, and is now colloquially termed 'yoga'. But yoga is more than just an exercise; it's a way of spiritual living that has been growing in popularity throughout the years. Achieve perfect flexibility while minimizing injury, with tools and training on the following subjects: Finding the proper equipment: which mat works best for you. Warm-up stretches and why they are important. Corrective exercises to improve your balance and flexibility. Details how to achieve each pose, or asana, and properly align your body to begin a daily routine that will provide you with a calm focus while improving your strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. Which muscles are the main targets of each asana, each asana's benefits and cautions, and tips on perfecting your form. Here you'll find all the information you need to help you avoid common injuries and become the best yogi you can be!

The body fat breakthrough : tap the muscle-building power of negative training and lose up to 30 pounds in 30 days

November 3, 2014
Darden, Ellington, 1943-
New York, NY : Rodale, [2014]
xi, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Accompanied by before-and-after photos from his test subjects, a fitness researcher shares his revolutionary fitness plan, which uses negative training that helps shed pounds fast while building and toning muscle in six weeks.

The complete Pilates tutor : a structured course to achieve professional expertise

November 3, 2014
Herdman, Alan, author.
copyright2014
256 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been practising for years, this complete course in Pilates matwork is an invaluable resource, taking you through all Pilates exercises as originally conceived and practised by Joseph Pilates. Also included are pre-Pilates moves which are especially helpful for beginners. All exercises are shown step by step for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, with instructions on adapting poses with supports such as cushions, blocks and dynabands, and alternative moves for those with special needs along with any contraindications. Careful attention is given to how poses are executed safely and with maximum effect.- A fully illustrated chapter details the anatomy and physiology of the human body, explaining its various functions and how each body system works. Advice on setting up your own practice is also included.

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