New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

April 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Been there, done that--try this! : an Aspie mentors' guide to life on earth

April 18, 2014
London Philadelphia Jessica Kingsley Publishers, [2014].
335 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Preface -- The 17 stressors -- Overcoming anxiety -- Overcoming poor self-esteem -- Accepting and working with change -- Living with meltdowns -- Overcoming depression -- Living with sensory issues -- Making and keeping friends -- Living with personal management issues -- Understanding and succeeding with intimacy, dating, sex and marriage -- Understanding and expressing emotions -- "Faking it" -- Getting and keeping a job -- Disclosing a diagnosis -- Bullying -- Choosing a career -- Improving empathetic attunement -- Should I be tested for Asperger's/HFA? -- About the Aspie mentors -- Meet the Aspie mentors -- Contributing artists -- Appendix : the survey questionnaire -- Links and resources.

The sober truth : debunking the bad science behind 12-step programs and the rehab industry

April 17, 2014
Dodes, Lance M.
Boston : Beacon Press, [2014]
ix, 179 pages ; 24 cm
The problem -- The rise of AA -- Does AA work? -- The business of rehab and the broken promise of "AA-plus" -- So, what does work to treat addiction? -- What the addicts say -- Why does AA work when it does? -- The myths of addiction -- The failure of addiction research, and designing the perfect study.

Eating dangerously : why the government can't keep your food safe... and how you can

April 17, 2014
Booth, Michael, 1965-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
x, 186 pages ; 24 cm
Pt. I. Should we be afraid of our food? -- Sick : It's what's for dinner -- Too many cooks, not enough test tubes -- Tracing to safety : The real-life "CSI" behind food outbreaks -- The whole world in your kitchen -- Dirty dishes : What happens to the perpetrators? -- Pt. II. How to feed your family safely and sanely -- Handle with care (and bleach) -- Killer spouts and slimy spinach : The most dangerous foods may surprise you -- Dances with DNA, and reconsidering radiation -- So now you're sick -- Eating healthy and eating safe : No, they aren't the same thing.
This two-part guide to our food system's problems and how consumers can help protect themselves is written by two seasoned journalists who helped break the story of the 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people.

Keeping your kids out of the emergency room : a guide to childhood injuries and illnesses

April 17, 2014
Johnson, Christopher M.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2014]
vii, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
To go or not to go : the parents' dilemma -- What should you do? -- Fever -- Coughs, sneezes, sore throats, and ear aches -- Breathing troubles -- Digestive and abdominal problems -- Bumps and conks on the head -- Sprains, dislocations, and broken bones -- Cuts, lacerations, and other skin injuries -- Rashes -- Overdoses, poisonings, and bites -- Headaches, convulsions, and altered mental states -- Allergic reactions -- Other miscellaneous conditions -- A parents' guide to how emergency departments work.

The psychopath whisperer : the science of those without conscience

April 17, 2014
Kiehl, Kent A.
New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]
294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Maximum security -- Suffering souls -- The assassins -- The psychopath electrified -- The psychopath magnetized -- Bad beginnings -- Ivy league lessons -- Teenage "psychopaths" -- Mobile imaging -- The decompression chamber -- A serial killer unmasked.
"In the bestselling tradition of The Psychopath Test and The Sociopath Next Door, a compelling journey into the science and behavior of psychopaths in our lives, written by the leading scientist in the field of criminal psychopathy. Kent A. Kiehl, who created the Mind Mobil MRI System to study psychopaths in prison populations, has collected the world's largest repository of forensic neuroscience, with scans of more than five hundred psychopaths and three thousand criminal offenders at eight facilities in several states. Kiehl's research has shown that the brains of psychopaths are structurally different from normal brains, offering new clues to how to predict and treat the disease"-- Provided by publisher.

Winter blues : everything you need to know to beat seasonal affective disorder

April 17, 2014
Rosenthal, Norman E.
New York : Guilford Press, c2013.
ix, 353 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Discovering SAD -- All about SAD -- How seasonal are you? -- What causes SAD? -- SAD in children and adolescents -- "Summer SAD" and other afflictions -- Light therapy -- Beyond light therapy : other ways to help yourself -- Psychotherapy and SAD -- Antidepressant medications -- Meditation for SAD -- A step-by-step guide through the revolving year -- "How can I help?" : advice for family and friends -- A brief history of seasonal time -- Polar tales -- Creating with the seasons -- Winter light : life beyond SAD.
"Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal's engaging, compassionate style and rich store of scientific wisdom have made this trusted guide a perennial bestseller. Dr. Rosenthal explains step by step how to evaluate your own level of seasonality, get the most out of light boxes and other effective self-help options, and make informed decisions about antidepressants and psychotherapy. The thoroughly updated fourth edition features a new chapter on different meditation practices and their benefits. Packed with information and insights, this is a tried-and-true survival kit for weathering the winter blues"-- Provided by publisher.

Taking charge of ADHD : the complete, authoritative guide for parents

April 17, 2014
Barkley, Russell A., 1949-
xvi, 363 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Pt. 1. Understanding ADHD. What is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder? -- "What's really wrong with my child?" : poor self-control -- What causes ADHD? -- What to expect : the nature of the disorder -- The family context of a child with ADHD -- Pt. 2. Taking charge : how to be a successful executive parent. Deciding to have your child evaluated for ADHD -- Preparing for the evaluation -- Coping with the diagnosis of ADHD -- Fourteen guiding principles for raising a child with ADHD -- Just for parents : how to take care of yourself -- Pt. 3. Managing life with ADHD : how to cope at home and at school. Eight steps to better behavior -- Taking charge at home : the art of problem solving -- How to help your child with peer problems -- Getting through adolescence / with Arthur L. Robin, PhD -- Off to school on the right foot : managing your child's education / with Linda J. Pfiffner, PhD -- Enhancing education at school and at home : methods for success from kindergarten through grade 12 / with Linda J. Pfiffner, PhD -- Keeping school performance in perspective -- Pt. 4. Medications for ADHD. The approved effective medicines : stimulants and nonstimulants -- Other medicines : antidepressants and antihypertensives.
Provides a step-by-step plan for ADHD diagnosis and treatment, behavior management, strategies for helping children succeed at school and in social situations, and information on advances in research.

Overcoming binge eating : the proven program to learn why you binge and how you can stop

April 17, 2014
Fairburn, Christopher G.
New York : The Guilford Press, [2013]
x, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction: This Book and How to Use It -- Part I. Binge Eating Problems: The Facts -- Binge Eating -- Eating Problems and Eating Disorders -- Who Binges? -- Psychological and Social Aspects -- Physical Aspects -- What Causes Binge Eating Problems? -- Binge Eating and Addiction -- The Treatment of Binge Eating Problems -- Part II. An Enhanced Self-Help Program for Those Who Binge -- Getting Ready -- Starting Well -- Regular Eating -- Alternatives to Binge Eating -- Problem Solving -- Taking Stock -- Dieting -- Body Image -- Ending Well -- Appendix I. Obtaining Professional Help for an Eating Problem -- Appendix II. Calculating Your Body Mass Index -- Appendix III. If You Are Also Overweight -- Appendix IV. Tackling "Other Problems" -- Appendix V. A Note for Relatives and Friends -- Appendix VI. A Note for Therapists.
"This book has already offered tremendous help to more than 100,000 readers struggling with out-of-control eating. Christopher G. Fairburn presents a scientifically based blueprint for breaking free of unhealthy eating patterns and finding new ways to deal with the emotional triggers that lead to binges. Packed with step-by-step instructions and straight-talking advice (for example, strict dieting does more harm than good), the book cuts through the stigma and shame surrounding binge eating. The fully updated second edition incorporates important advances in eating disorders treatment. It features a new module on body image issues and enhanced strategies for achieving--and maintaining--a transformed relationship with food"-- Provided by publisher.

Seriously not all right : five wars in ten years

April 16, 2014
Capps, Ron.
Tucson, Arizona : Schaffner Press, Inc., [2014].
xv, 263 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Prologue -- Part I. KOSOVO, 2000-2002 -- My New Favorite Person -- Klaxon -- Yellow -- Istinic -- Podujevo -- Shqiptar -- Skopje -- The Duke of Dragobilje -- Malisevo -- Racak -- Celebratory Gunfire -- Part II. CENTRAL AFRICA, 1995-1998 / 2000-2002 -- No Deed Goes Unpunished -- The Banyamulenge War -- Count the Feet -- Prostrates -- Our Ndoki -- Part III. AFGHANISTAN and IRAQ, 2002-2004 -- Hold the Javelinas : Bagram -- A Danger to Myself or Others -- Seriously Not Alright -- Here be Monsters -- An Unruly Garden -- The Northern Alliance -- Part IV. DARFUR, 2004-2007 -- A Trick of the Geographers -- Three Mohammeds -- An Empty Auditorium -- Uncle Wiggily in Darfur -- All Things Being Equal -- The French Lieutenant's iPod -- Part V. THE WAR AT HOME -- Who Will Apologize? -- Plan B -- Walking the Halls -- The Whole Megillah -- Writing My Way Home -- Epilogue: Forgive and Forget.
"SERIOUSLY NOT ALL RIGHT : Five Wars in Ten Years is a memoir by Ron Capps, who served both in military intelligence and in the foreign service and as an observer over the span of ten years in wars raging in three continents and over a span of a decade, from Kosovo to Darfur. He received the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Afghanistan, and the William Rivkin Award for his work in Darfur. The victim of PTSD as the result of the human rights abuses he witnessed over this period, he subsequently obtained a medical discharge, earned a double masters degree in writing at Johns Hopkins University, and founded the Veterans Writing Project. He currently teaches at Walter Reed Hospital and George Washington University, and is the editor of the literary magazine Zero Dark Thirty"-- Provided by publisher.

Boost your brain : the new art and science behind enhanced brain performance

April 16, 2014
Fotuhi, Majid.
San Francisco : HarperOne, [2013]
ix, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Radical remission : surviving cancer against all odds

April 15, 2014
Turner, Kelly A.
New York, NY : HarperOne, [2014]
312 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Radically changing your diet -- Taking control of your health -- Following your intuition -- Using herbs and supplements -- Releasing suppressed emotions -- Increasing positive emotions -- Embracing social support -- Deepening your spiritual connection -- Having strong reasons for living.
"In her groundbreaking and inspiring book, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, Dr. Kelly A. Turner, founder of the Radical Remission Project, uncovers nine factors that can lead to a spontaneous remission from cancer--even after conventional medicine has failed.While getting her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkley, Dr. Turner, a researcher, lecturer, and counselor in integrative oncology, was shocked to discover that no one was studying episodes of radical (or unexpected) remission--when people recover against all odds without the help of conventional medicine, or after conventional medicine has failed. She was so fascinated by this kind of remission that she embarked on a ten month trip around the world, traveling to ten different countries to interview fifty holistic healers and twenty radical remission cancer survivors about their healing practices and techniques. Her research continued by interviewing over 100 Radical Remission survivors and studying over 1000 of these cases. Her evidence presents nine common themes that she believes may help even terminal patients turn their lives around"-- Provided by publisher.

The human brain book

April 15, 2014
Carter, Rita, 1949- author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
264 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Includes index.
DVD-ROM provides interactive renderings of many of the brain's structures and a slideshow of unique brain scans.
Combining the latest findings from the field of neuroscience with expert text and state-of-the-art illustrations, "The Human Brain Book" is a complete guide to the one organ in the body that makes each person a unique individual. Includes an interactive DVD.

I can hear you whisper : an intimate journey through the science of sound and language

April 14, 2014
Denworth, Lydia, 1966-
New York, New York : Dutton, [2014]
viii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"An investigation into the science of hearing, child language acquisition, neuroplasticity, brain development, and Deaf culture spurred by Lydia Denworth's discovery that her son couldn't hear her lullabies and the family's life-altering decision to give him a cochlear implant. Lydia Denworth's third son, Alex, was almost two when he was diagnosed with profound and progressive hearing loss. As both a science writer and the mother of young children, Denworth was steeped in messages about the importance of enrichment to the developing brain. She became determined to do whatever it took to allow Alex to hear and acquire spoken language, a quest that ultimately led to a controversial piece of emergent "superhero technology": the cochlear implant. In this engrossing journey to the frontiers of science, readers will learn why sound is so important to the developing brain, what new possibilities come from the latest research, and what exactly is going on when you focus your hearing at a cocktail party. Denworth goes beyond her personal experience with her son, interviewing the world's leading experts on child language development and hearing technology, leaders in the deaf community, and neuroscientists. I Can Hear You Whisper weaves together Alex's story with the tales of two scientific revolutions: the centuries-long quest to develop the cochlear implant and science's changing understanding of the brain's remarkable plasticity-all told against the sometimes-incendiary backdrop of identity politics and medical ethics. "-- Provided by publisher.

The diabetes breakthrough : based on a scientifically proven plan to lose weight and cut medications

April 11, 2014
Hamdy, Osama.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin, [2013]
xxiii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"A senior Harvard Medical School diabetologist and top exercise physiologist share a proven and effective 12-week plan to reverse diabetes, lose weight and ditch the medication for good. "-- Provided by publisher.

The bikini body diet : the immediate and lasting plan for a slim, shapely, sexier you!

April 11, 2014
Kraft, Tara, author.
New York : Galvanized Books, [2014]
xxi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Reveal your bikini body -- The right way to eat : better foods for a better body -- Bring on the bikini body! : the 6 sexy secrets! -- A bikini body is a healthy body : improving your looks will improve your life -- Your brain and belly fat : "lean and healthy" is a state of mind, really -- Your BEACH foods : the 5 bikini body diet food groups that will supercharge your path to leanness -- The bikini body diet meal plan : using the BEACH foods in quick and healthy recipes -- The bikini body workout : this easy plan will get you in shape in 6 weeks -- Tone your trouble zones : the bikini body belly, butt & thighs workout -- Your bikini body beyond 6 weeks : bonus moves to keep you motivated all year long -- The summer-body workout guide : fun on-the-go sweat sessions -- Finding your best bathing suit : how to make the most of your new body -- A bikini grooming guide : prepare your new body for showing off -- Appendix: Your bikini body diet daily log.

Magnificent magnesium : your essential key to a healthy heart and more

April 10, 2014
Goodman, Dennis (Dennis A.), author.
Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, [2014]
xi, 174 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
What's our problem? -- Magnificent magnesium (and why you aren't getting enough of it) -- Meet your heart -- The missing link : magnesium deficiency and heart disease -- Magnesium's other health benefits -- How to take magnesium.
Discover how a simple all-natural mineral can improve the function of your heart and help you regain control of your health.

Pregnancy : the beginner's guide

April 10, 2014
Bhattacharya, Shaoni, author.
New York, New York : DK, [2014].
252 p. : illustrations (chiefly col.) ; 20 cm.
Includes index.
A guide to pregnancy offers nervous first-time parents with information, to-do lists, and advice on such topics as diet, exercise, and what to buy.

The doctor's book of natural health remedies : unlock the power of alternative healing and find your path back to health

April 10, 2014
Moline, Peg.
New York : Galvanized Brands, [2014]
xv, 480 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"With health care costs rising, insurance systems in flux, doctors and hospitals overwhelmed, the only person who can really take charge of your health and the health of your family is you. This is your guide. For more than 40 years, Natural Health has been the leading authority on holistic, alternative, and natural healing. Now, for the first time ever, all that science-based, expert-driven, research-intensive information has been distilled into one must-have, authoritative guide to healing the self. In these pages, you'll find stunning new research, unparalleled expert advice, how-to health guides, and a scientific, myth-debunking approach to natural remedies. Search for your symptoms. Find your cure. The power is yours. A clean life for you--and your family--starts now"-- from publisher's web site.

The Hungry Girl diet : Big portions. Big results. Drop 10 pounds in 4 weeks

April 10, 2014
Lillien, Lisa.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2014]
xvii, 285 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Week 1 -- Week 2 -- Week 3 -- Week 4 -- Hungry Girl diet resources -- Week 1 meals -- Meals for weeks 2 through 4 -- Snacks. Grab-n-go snacks ; Speedy snacks! ; Snack recipes ; Supplemental snacks -- Life after the four-week plan! (continued weight loss, maintenance, and survival strategies. Dining-out survival guides.
The bestselling author of the Hungry Girl cookbooks now delivers the first-ever meal plan based on her famous super-sizing techniques, diet philosophies, and delicious recipes, and she's put them into a four-week jump-start plan to help you lose weight effortlessly. Approved by a registered dietitian, this program is satisfying and effective. The Hungry Girl Diet has: a detailed four-week program to help you jumpstart your weight loss the Hungry Girl way; over 50 easy recipes for super-sized meals and snacks; food ideas that help keep you feeling full all day; tips & tricks for avoiding diet derailment, including Lisa's personal strategies for weight management; helpful hints & how-tos for grocery shopping and dining out; foods that give you the biggest bang for your calorie buck; smart swaps for fattening foods you crave; easy meals that anyone can make; and much more. With an emphasis on lean protein, low-fat dairy, fresh fruits and veggies, and gigantic portions, this diet gives you everything you love about Hungry Girl in one nutritious and delicious weight-loss plan.--From publisher description.

Red madness : how a medical mystery changed what we eat

April 9, 2014
Jarrow, Gail, author.
Honesdale, Pa. : Calkins Creek, [2014].
192 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America's South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow tracks this disease, commonly known as pellagra, and highlights how doctors, scientists, and public health officials finally defeated it. Illustrated with 100 archival photographs, Red Madness includes stories about real life pellagra victims and accounts of scientific investigations. It concludes with a glossary, timeline, further resources, author's note, bibliography, and index.

Missing microbes : how the overuse of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues

April 7, 2014
Blaser, Martin J.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Tracing one scientist's journey toward understanding the crucial importance of the microbiome, this revolutionary book will take readers to the forefront of trail-blazing research while revealing the damage that overuse of antibiotics is doing to our health: contributing to the rise of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human microbiome where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the health and equilibrium of our body. Now, this invisible eden is being irrevocably damaged by some of our most revered medical advances--antibiotics--threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes with terrible health consequences. Taking us into both the lab and deep into the fields where these troubling effects can be witnessed firsthand, Blaser not only provides cutting edge evidence for the adverse effects of antibiotics, he tells us what we can do to avoid even more catastrophic health problems in the future"-- Provided by publisher.

Living wheat-free for dummies

April 7, 2014
Gregory, Rusty, author.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, [2014]
xiv, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Schizophrenia : a brother finds answers in biological science

April 7, 2014
Chase, Ronald.
Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2013]
viii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Innocence on the road to Los Angeles (1948) -- Who gets schizophrenia and why? -- Dining with tension (1956) -- Which genes cause schizophrenia? -- A consultation with Dr. Held ( 1957) -- Which aspects of the environment cause schizophrenia? -- Breakdown in Westwood Village (1958) -- Why does schizophrenia begin in late adolescence? -- Two state hospitals (1959-1960) -- What are the treatment options? -- A conversation in a park (1963) -- Is mental illness in the mind or in the brain? -- The villa and the ambassador (1982) -- Why is schizophrenia stigmatized? -- Strolling the boardwalk at Hermosa Beach (1993) -- Just what is schizophrenia, anyway? -- Libraries and literature (1995) -- When did schizophrenia first appear and why doesn't it go away? -- Jim's final days (1998-1999) -- What happens to people with schizophrenia through the years? -- Reflections.

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