New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

December 9, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The spectrum of hope : an optimistic and new approach to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

December 8, 2017
Devi, Gayatri, author.
xii, 324 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Do I have Alzheimer's? Identifying memory disorders and the importance of early diagnosis -- I have Alzheimer's: now what? Alzheimer's as a spectrum disease -- and using a multipronged treatment approach -- Whether I have Alzheimer's disease is nobody's business but my own. When and how to share the diagnosis -- Do I need to quit my job? Continuing to work with dementia -- and knowing when to retire -- Who says I can't drive? Maintaining independence and dignity in Alzheimer's -- Will I pass this on to my children? The genetics of Alzheimer's -- and paths to prevention -- Do I face special challenges as a woman? Gender and Alzheimer's -- I just don't care about anything anymore. Treating depression and anxiety in dementia and what to do about apathy -- I'd be crazy not to be paranoid! Understanding paranoia, apraxia, and other frustrating behaviors, and how to effectively communicate when logic doesn't work -- I'm not lost -- I'm on the road less traveled. Why not to worry about wandering -- I can't take it anymore! Advice to caregivers -- self-care, stress reduction, and when to seek additional help -- I think my husband is cheating on me with my aide. Navigating sexuality: suspicion, affairs, and special arrangements -- Should I go to the hospital if I'm sick? Treating medical illness alongside dementia -- Whether you like it or not, here's what I want. Maintaining individuality in the face of Alzheimer's -- I would rather die at home. Living and dying with dignity -- in the comfort of home -- Gee, that must be depressing! My life as a physician specializing in Alzheimer's -- trials, rewards, and lessons learned.
"By defining Alzheimer's Disease as a spectrum disorder---like autism, it affects different people differently---Dr. Gayatri Devi offers new hope for its millions of sufferers. A neurologist who's been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Devi shares the stories of her patients in the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical wisdom and advice. She explains the importance of an early diagnosis; drugs and therapies that can help manage the disease; and how to cope, from maintaining independence to the best ways to fight depression and apathy. There are chapters on sexuality, genetics, communication, even staying on the job---because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer's patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit the grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives."--Back cover.

Traditional magic spells for protection and healing

December 7, 2017
Lecouteux, Claude, author.
Rochester, Vermont : Inner Traditions, 2017.
vii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published in French under the title Livre des guérisons et des protections magiques, by Editions Imago.
The manner of the cure -- Diagnoses -- The illnesses of humans and their cure -- Evil spells -- Devils and demons -- Fantastic beings and spirits -- Healing of animals -- Protections -- Medical magic in Italy during the fourteenth-fifteenth centuries -- The activities of wizards -- The use of encrypted spells -- Superstitious healing methods according to Fernel -- Knotting the breeches laces -- Several popular saints invoked in France and Belgium for illnesses and protection -- The protective talismans of Balinas.

Counting backwards : a doctor's notes on anesthesia

December 7, 2017
Przybylo, Henry Jay, author.
xiii, 240 pages ; 22 cm
A deep sleep -- Command center -- The five A's -- Railroad tracks -- Fear of the mask -- Nothing by mouth -- Heartbeats -- A most unusual patient -- Errors everlasting -- In wait -- Paper cranes -- A brain trapped in a box -- See one, do one, teach one -- Reentry -- Safe travels.
A moving exploration of the most common but most mysterious procedure in medicine. For many of the 40 million Americans who undergo anesthesia each year, it is the source of great fear and fascination. From the famous first demonstration of anesthesia in the Ether Dome at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1846 to today’s routine procedure that controls anxiety, memory formation, pain relief, and more, anesthesia has come a long way. But it remains one of the most extraordinary, unexplored corners of the medical world. In Counting Backwards, Dr. Henry Jay Przybylo―a pediatric anesthesiologist with more than thirty years of experience―delivers an unforgettable account of the procedure’s daily dramas and fundamental mysteries. Przybylo has administered anesthesia more than 30,000 times in his career―erasing consciousness, denying memory, and immobilizing the body, and then reversing all of these effects―on newborn babies, screaming toddlers, sullen teenagers, even a gorilla. With compassion and candor, he weaves his experiences into an intimate exploration of the nature of consciousness, the politics of pain relief, and the wonder of modern medicine. Filled with intensity and humanity, with moments of near-disaster, life-saving success, and simple grace, Counting Backwards is for anyone curious about what happens after we lose consciousness.

Complete guide to prescription & non-prescription drugs.

December 6, 2017
Tucson, Ariz. : HP Books.
v. ; 23 cm.
Imprint varies: v.6(1989)- Los Angeles, Calif. : Body Press, a division of Price Stern Sloan, Inc. ; <2014-2018/19> New York : Penguin Group.
Editor: 1983-<2018/19> H. Winter Griffith.

Making sense : a guide to sensory issues

December 6, 2017
Schneider, Rachel S., author.
ix, 153 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Our senses! Thanks to them, our brains are constantly flooded with information about the world around us. What may surprise you is that we're not all wired the same way, and some of us are unable to understand exactly what we're sensing. People with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), a newly identified neurological condition, as well as those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), are frequently misunderstood by others when they over- or under-react to sounds, sights, smells, tastes, touch, movement, balance, and feelings within their bodies. In this guide, mental health counselor, SPD community advocate, and sensory adult Rachel S. Schneider, M.A., MHC, helps us to make sense of sensory issues. Whether you're someone with sensory issues, a loved one supporting a sensory person, a professional, or someone that is curious about unusual and complex sensory experiences, this guide will answer your questions about life with sensory processing differences. --Publisher.

Memory rescue : supercharge your brain, reverse memory loss, and remember what matters most

December 4, 2017
Amen, Daniel G., author.
xxi, 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The official program of the Amen Clinics."
Memory is life: A breakthrough approach to memory issues, aging, and Alzheimer's -- How the brain works: learn about the most important part of you -- What trouble looks like: how brain imaging changes everything -- Bright minds: the ultimate memory formula. B=Blood flow -- R=Retirement and aging -- I=Inflammation -- G=Genetics -- H=Head trauma -- T=Toxins -- M=Mental health -- I=Immunity/Infection issues -- N-Neurohormone deficiencies -- D=Diabesity -- S=Sleep issues -- Daily food, habits, and more to boost your memory: The memory rescue diet -- Sharpen y our memory with brain workouts for a richer life -- Memory medications: when and what to consider -- Brain-enhancement therapies: innovative ways to strengthen your memory -- Memory rescue made easy: 20 short stories of the Seahorse twins, Scarlett and Sam.
"Brain imaging research demonstrates that memory loss actually starts in the brain decades before you have any symptoms. Learn the actions you can take to help not just prevent memory loss later in life . . . but to begin restoring the memory you may have already lost."

Current procedural terminology.

December 1, 2017
Chicago, IL : American Medical Association,
v. ; 28 cm.

25 Days : a proven program to rewire your brain, stop weight gain, and finally crush the habits you hate--forever;

December 1, 2017
Logan, Drew A., author.
New York : North Star Way, 2017.
xiii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part one: Why twenty-five days? Blame your brain! ; Train your brain to stop the gain ; Breaking the brain barrier ; Why 25Days is all it takes -- Part two: The 25Days diet: your "best you blueprint" ; The diet rules you need to know ; The diet put-ins/the cut-outs ; The 25Days recipes -- Part three: The 25Days workout: your "best you blueprint" ; The workout rules you need to know ; The workout put-ins/the cut-outs ; The 25Days routines ; The 25Days daily grading sheets ; Twenty-five days later...Now what?
"What if we could train our brains to stop weight gain? Get them to work for us, not against us in our striving to be lean, healthy, and fit? We can in 25 days! Drew Logan, shows us how to rewrite our neurological patterns and break the habits that prevent us from living a healthy life"--Provided by publisher.

An herbalist's guide to formulary : the art & science of creating effective herbal remedies

November 30, 2017
Bellebuono, Holly, author.
Woodbury, Minnesota : Llewellyn Publications, [2017]
xvi, 363 pages ; 23 cm

Aging sourcebook : basic consumer health information about the physiology of aging, healthy aging through physical activity, healthy eating, and anti-aging methods, and health concerns due to aging and aging-associated diseases such as cancers, cardiovascular disorders, eye disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, hormonal imbalances, mental disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, respiratory disorders, and renal disorders; along with information about geriatric healthcare, assisted living, home modification, legal and financial assistance, a glossary of related terms, and a list of resources for additional help and information.

November 30, 2017
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2018]
xv, 632 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Aging under the microscope. What is aging? ; Genetics: is aging in our genes? ; Metabolism: does stress really shorten your life? ; Immune system: can your immune system still defend as you age? -- Aging across the globe -- Aging in the United States -- Aging and its impact on the body. Changes to your heart with age ; Brain health: you can make a difference! ; Vision ; Hearing loss ; Menopause ; Effects of aging on other body parts -- Can you lengthen your life? -- Quality of life -- Exercise and physical activity. Fit for life ; Exercise basics for seniors ; Activities for older adults -- Sleep -- Skin care and aging -- Nutrition and aging. Smell and taste: spice of life ; Choosing healthy meals as you get older ; Healthy eating after 50 ; Dietary supplements ; Overcoming roadblocks to eating -- Older adults and cognitive health. What's normal, what's not ; Cognitive health and older adults ; Memory problems among older adults -- Sexuality and aging. Sexuality later in life ; Sexuality and menopause ; Male menopause ; Intimacy and alzheimer disease -- Mental and emotional health. Mental health and older adults ; Expanding circles: preventing loneliness as you age ; Mourning the death of a spouse -- Immunizations -- Aging-associated cancers. Aging and cancer ; Breast cancer ; Colorectal cancer ; Prostate cancer -- Vascular disorders. Atherosclerosis ; Heart attack ; High blood pressure ; Stroke -- Eye disorders. Cataracts ; Corneal diseases and conditions ; Dry eye ; Glaucoma ; Low vision ; Macular degeneration -- Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Constipation ; Diverticulosis ; Peptic ulcers -- Hormonal imbalances. Diabetes ; Hypothyroidism -- Falls (instability) -- Mental disorders. Delirium ; Depressoin ; Anxiety disorders -- Musculoskeletal disorders. Arthritis ; Osteoarthritis ; Osteoporosis -- Neurodegenerative disorders. Alzheimer disease ; Lewy body dementia ; Parkinson disease -- Respiratory disorders -- Renal disorders. Chronic kidney disease ; Polycystic kidney disease ; Kidney failure ; Prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia) ; Urinary incontinence -- Substance abuse. Alcohol use in older people ; Prescription drug abuse -- Heat stroke -- Stay healthy after 50. Women: stay healthy after 50 ; Men: stay healthy after 50 -- Pain management -- Medicines: use them wisely -- Leaving the hospital -- Complementary and integrative health for older adults -- Online health information: is it reliable? -- Assistive technology. Assistive technology: overview ; Assistive devices for people with hearing, voice, speech, or language disorders -- Personal safety. Elder abuse and its impact ; Preventing falls ; Heating in the winter ; Stay safe in cold weather! -- Caregiver stress -- Deciding what living solution is best. Having the conversation ; Warning signs that a loved one needs help -- Housing options for seniors --Growing old at home -- Home improvement assistance -- Independence and mobility -- Long-term care -- Choosing a nursing home or other long-term care. How to decide ; Ask about physical activities ; Assisted living -- End-of-life care. Hospice ; Palliative care ; Understanding healthcare decisions at the end of life ; What to do after someone dies -- Advance care planning -- Getting your affairs in order -- Beware of health scams -- Paying for care -- Health coverage for retirees -- Pension counseling -- Glossary of aging terms -- Directory of resources that provide information about aging.
"Provides consumer health information about aging and associated diseases and medical conditions. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Medical medium thyroid healing : the truth behind Hashimoto's, Graves', insomnia, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules & Epstein-Barr

November 29, 2017
William, Anthony, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2017.
xix, 279 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"The thyroid is the new hot topic in health. Across age groups, from Baby Boomers (and their parents) to millennials, more and more people--women especially--are hearing that their thyroids are to blame for their fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, memory issues, aches and pains, insomnia, hair loss, hot flashes, sensitivity to cold, and more. Everyone wants to know how to free themselves from the thyroid trap. As the thyroid has gotten more and more attention, though, these symptoms haven't gone away--people aren't healing. Labeling someone with "Hashimoto's," "hypothyroidism," or the like doesn't explain the myriad health issues that person may experience. That's because there's a pivotal truth that goes unnoticed: A thyroid problem is not the ultimate reason for a person's illness. A problematic thyroid is yet one more symptom of something much larger than this one small gland in the neck. It's something much more pervasive in the body, something invasive, that's responsible for the laundry list of symptoms attributed to thyroid disease. In Medical Medium Thyroid Healing, Anthony William, the Medical Medium, reveals an entirely new take on the epidemic of thyroid illness. Empowering readers to become their own thyroid experts, he explains in detail what the source problem really is, including what's going on with inflammation and autoimmune disease, then offers a life-changing toolkit to rescue the thyroid and bring readers back to health and vitality. It's an approach unlike any other, and as his millions of fans and followers will tell you, it's the approach that gets results. Includes photos and recipes"-- Provided by publisher.

Nurture : a modern guide to pregnancy, birth, early motherhood-- and trusting yourself and your body

November 28, 2017
Cohen, Erica Chidi, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2017]
448 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Nurture is the only all-in-one pregnancy and birthing book for modern mothers-to-be and their partners who want a more integrative approach. Author Erica Chidi Cohen has assisted countless births and helped hundreds of families ease into their new roles through her work as a doula. This beautiful, comprehensive and judgement-free pregnancy companion covers everything from the beginning months of pregnancy to the baby's first weeks. Including supportive self-care and mindfulness exercises, trimester-specific holistic remedies, nourishing foods and recipes for every month of pregnancy along with more than 40 charming and helpful illustrations, and expert tips for every birth environment, it's got everything modern mother would want to know: fetal development, making choices for a hospital, home or birth center birth, the basics of breastfeeding, tips on what to expect postpartum and more.

In pursuit of memory : the fight against Alzheimer's

November 27, 2017
Jebelli, Joseph, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
xv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Preface: 'A peculiar disease' -- Author's note -- Origins. The psychiatrist with a microscope ; Understanding an epidemic ; A medicine for memory -- Research. Diagnosis ; The Alzheimer's gene ; The science behind the headlines ; The second brain ; Swedish brain power -- Prevention. Stress ; Diet ; Exercise ; Brain training ; Sleep -- Experimentation. Regeneration ; Young blood ; Seeds of dementia ; Looking but not seeing ; Between the devil and the deep blue sea -- Discovery. To the ends of the earth ; Insights from India ; Clues from Colombia ; Alzheimer's legacy -- Coda.
Alzheimer's is the great global epidemic of our time, affecting millions worldwide. Jebelli, a neuroscientist, takes us behind the headlines and into his quest from nineteenth-century Germany and post-war England through America, India, China, Iceland, Sweden, and Colombia. Researchers are changing the way we think about the disease, but until a cure is found Jebelli provides an eye-opening guide to the threat one in three of us faces now.

Healing arthritis : your 3-step guide to conquering arthritis naturally

November 22, 2017
Blum, Susan S., author.
xxvi, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part 1: What kind of arthritis do you have?. Rheumatoid arthritis ; Spondyloarthritis ; Osteoarthritis ; Other arthritis conditions -- Part 2: Heal the gut, heal the joints. The gut-arthritis connection ; How to heal the gut -- Part 3: Treating your terrain. Food and fire ; Traumatic stress: fueling the flame -- Part 4: The Blum Center 3-step arthritis protocol. My story: Putting it all together ; 3-step arthritis protocol and guide. Step 1: Two-week jump-start leaky gut diet for arthritis ; Step 2: Two-month intensive gut repair ; Step 3: Finish-what-you-started six-month program -- Recipes.
"From the author of The Immune System Recovery Plan comes a science-based, drug-free treatment plan for the fifty million people who suffer from arthritis. Dr. Blum's amazing three-step guide explains how to eliminate the disease naturally. Do your joints ache or swell but you don't know why? Have you been diagnosed with any type of arthritis and want to treat the cause? Are you taking medication but still have symptoms? Do you find yourself feeling better but then your joint pain comes back for no apparent reason? Are you concerned about side effects from the over-the-counter pain relievers you take for your arthritis? Do you want to reduce your reliance on prescription medication to control your symptoms? Do you need guidance on what to eat to reduce inflammation and pain in your joints? Do your symptoms affect your sleep, ability to exercise, relationships, and/or quality of life? Does stress make your symptoms worse? Are you looking for a natural solution that will finally stop the endless pain and suffering from your arthritis? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is the "medicine" you need. Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the world--greater than both back pain and heart disease. Conventional medicine tends to treat arthritis with strong, gut-damaging, and immune-suppressing pain medications, temporarily relieving the symptoms of the disease without addressing its root causes. Dr. Blum's three-step protocol is designed to address the underlying cause of the condition and heal the body permanently by treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and more; healing your gut to heal your joints; and reducing inflammation without medication."--Jacket.

The river of consciousness

November 22, 2017
Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
x, 237 pages ; 22 cm
"A Borzoi book."
Darwin and the meaning of flowers -- Speed -- Sentience : the mental lives of plants and worms -- The other road : Freud as neurologist -- The fallibility of memory -- Mishearings -- The creative self -- A general feeling of disorder -- The river of consciousness -- Scotoma : forgetting and neglect in science.
"Two weeks before his death, Oliver Sacks outlined the contents of The River of Consciousness, the last book he would oversee. The best-selling author of On the Move, Musicophilia, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Sacks is known for his illuminating case histories about people living with neurological conditions at the far borderlands of human experience. But his grasp of science was not restricted to neuroscience or medicine; he was fascinated by the issues, ideas, and questions of all the sciences. That wide-ranging expertise and passion informs the perspective of this book, in which he interrogates the nature not only of human experience but of all life. In The River of Consciousness, Dr. Sacks takes on evolution, botany, chemistry, medicine, neuroscience, and the arts, and calls upon his great scientific and creative heroes--above all, Darwin, Freud, and William James. For Sacks, these thinkers were constant companions from an early age; the questions they explored--the meaning of evolution, the roots of creativity, and the nature of consciousness--lie at the heart of science and of this book. The River of Consciousness demonstrates Sacks's unparalleled ability to make unexpected connections, his sheer joy in knowledge, and his unceasing, timeless endeavor to understand what makes us human."--Dust jacket flap.

Ink in water : an illustrated memoir : or, How I kicked anorexia's ass and embraced body positivity!

November 22, 2017
Davis, Lacy J., author.
256 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
"Lacy Davis's eating disorders begins with the germ of an idea: a seed of a thought that tells her she just isn't good enough. And like ink in water, the idea spreads. Blending bold humor, a healthy dose of self-deprecation, literary storytelling, and provocative artowrk, Ink In Water is an unflinching, brutally honset look into Lacy's mind as she learns to move past her self-destructive behaviors and toward a life of health, strength, and nourishment."--Back cover.

Healthy healing : a guide to working out grief using the power of exercise and endorphins

November 21, 2017
Steinke-Baumgard, Michelle, author.
xiv, 285 pages ; 21 cm
"Instead of helping in the aftermath of loss, many of the books and strategies meant to guide us through grief only add to the sadness. No one understands the need for a new approach more than Michelle Steinke-Baumgard, who lost her husband in a tragic plane accident and became a widow overnight. In the darkest moment of her life, the mother of two young children found solace and hope in the unlikeliest of places: exercise. She recorded her journey in her blog, One Fit Widow, and soon had a huge community of devoted followers. Now, Michelle offers her revolutionary solution to grief to everyone struggling with their own loss. Healthy Healing addresses the physical, mental, and emotional effects of grief in a way that no other book in the category has ever done, offering a 12-week plan that empowers you to work through loss by using the power of exercise and endorphins, and rediscovering happiness by strengthening body, mind and spirit through fitness. And the benefits don't end there: Exercise helps with poor sleep--a common side effect of trauma--and proper nutrition boosts immunity and fuels you through a busy, stressful time. Michelle dispels common myths about grief and replaces them with relatable advice and actionable inspiration, including: Starting with baby steps such as taking a walk or being in nature Learning to be comfortable with alone time and rediscovering your strength Pairing your exact circumstances with the right form of exercise, whether it's gentle yoga to release trapped sadness or intense kickboxing to work through anger[bullet] Embracing community and surrounding yourself with support This book is an exercise plan, nutrition guide, and, most importantly, a compassionate companion during the most difficult time in your life. With Healthy Healing, you'll learn how to channel your pain into something productive--and use tragedy as a catalyst for inspired change"-- Provided by publisher.

Coping with gender dysphoria

November 20, 2017
McGrody, Ellen, author.
New York, NY : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2018.
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Understanding gender dysphoria -- Gender presentation -- Medical care -- Combatting transphobia and cissexism -- Dysphoria and mental health -- Connection, communities, and relationships.
For transgender youth, the process of exploring gender can be exciting, but also difficult and painful. This book discusses the challenges of living with gender dysphoria, offering young adult readers resources and strategies for coping in different contexts: at home, at school, out in public, and in seeking medical care. Each chapter defines relevant terms, shares relatable anecdotes, and features easy-to-read informational sidebars, addressing the experiences and needs of youth with a variety of gender identities and social locations. Beyond merely helping them deal with transphobia, this book offers transgender teens support and advice for navigating life and thriving.

Eating disorders information for teens : health tips about anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and body image disorders including information about risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, health consequences, and other related issues.

November 20, 2017
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2017]
xii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
"Provides consumer health information for teens about causes, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders, along with tips for healthy eating. Includes index, resource information and online access"-- Provided by publisher.

Pelvic organ prolapse : the silent epidemic

November 20, 2017
Palm, Sherrie J.
Mukwonago, WI : Pop Publishing, ©2012.
xv, 159 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Pelvic organ prolapse has been on medical record for over 4000 years yet remains hidden behind closed doors because of embarrassing symptoms like urinary and fecal incontinence, tissues bulging from the vagina, pain with intimacy, and chronic constipation. Vaginal childbirth and menopause are the leading causes of POP; millions of women worldwide suffer in silence with symptoms they don't understand. Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Silent Epidemic dissects pelvic organ prolapse and explains causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

Backbone : living with chronic pain without turning into one

November 17, 2017
Duffy, Karen, 1961- author.
New York : Arcade Publishing, [2017]
xi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Surviving schizophrenia : a family manual

November 17, 2017
Torrey, E. Fuller (Edwin Fuller), 1937- author.
New York : Harper Perennial, 2013.
xviii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
The inner world of madness: View from the inside -- Defining schizophrenia: View from the outside -- Conditions sometimes confused with schizophrenia -- Onset, course, and prognosis -- Research findings on the causes of schizophrenia -- Theories about the causes of schizophrenia -- The treatment of schizophrenia: Getting started -- The treatment of schizophrenia -- The rehabilitation of schizophrenia -- Ten major problems -- How can patients and families survive schizophrenia? -- Commonly asked questions -- Schizophrenia in the public eye -- Dimensions of the disaster -- Issues for advocates.
In clear language, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey explains the nature causes, symptoms, and treatment of schizophrenia. This guide also addresses the many issues of living with the disease, for both patient and family, and includes research findings on the causes of and treatments for schizophrenia. Also here are lucid answers to the questions most commonly asked by families, consumers, and providers.

In shock : my journey from death to recovery and the redemptive power of hope

November 16, 2017
Awdish, Rana, author.
266 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: A chance to die -- Bled white -- A hollowness -- Waiting to fail -- Sequestered words -- Increments and impediments -- Shifting frames -- Vulnerable masses -- Censors of light -- Revolutions -- Deliverance -- Relapse -- Broken vessels -- We can do better: communication tips.
"The gripping story of a physician who suddenly became a dying patient, and a riveting exploration into the worlds of personal loss and faltering medical care. Dr. Rana Awdish never imagined that an emergency trip to the hospital would result in hemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn child. Awdish spent months fighting for her life, enduring consecutive major surgeries and multiple overlapping organ failures. At each step of the way, Awdish faced something even more unexpected: her fellow doctors' inability to truly see or acknowledge the pain of loss and human suffering. This exacting emotional distance was completely at odds with the vision of medicine she had aspired to. Yet, heartbreakingly, she recognized herself in every failure--the product of a culture that had normalized clinical distance and hardwired self-protective barriers into medical training. As she finds herself on the other side of the same partitions she was trained to construct, Awdish artfully illuminates the dysfunction of disconnection for everyone involved. It is through her unflinching examination of the fatal flaws in a well-intentioned but often-misguided standard of care that Awdish achieves a crystalline vision of a different and better possibility for us all. Shatteringly personal yet wholly universal, In Shock offers a brave road map for anyone navigating illness and presents physicians with a new paradigm and rationale for cultivating emotional bonds with their patients."--Jacket.

Life's last gift : giving and receiving peace when a loved one is dying

November 15, 2017
Garfield, Charles A., author.
237 pages ; 19 cm
After four decades of training volunteers to sit at the bedsides of the dying, psychologist and Shanti founder Charles Garfield has created an essential guide for friends, family, and healthcare professionals who want to ease someone's final days but don't know where to begin. Garfield presents practical advice about finding connection, honesty, and peace while being of the greatest service to those at the end of life. By focusing on the reciprocal and healing relationship between the living and the dying, he offers a path toward clarity and wholeness, and even growth. Life's Last Gift is an emotional lifeline for anyone who feels lost and filled with grief during this final stage of life.

Fast food genocide : how processed food is killing us and what we can do about it

November 14, 2017
Fuhrman, Joel, author.
342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Participants in our own destruction -- Fast food and disease -- The brain on fast food -- Let food be thy medicine -- The lessons of history -- DNA, social energy, and fast food -- Making desserts green again -- Food for the heart and soul -- Eating our way to health -- Frequently asked questions.
"Fast food is far more than just the burgers, fries, and burritos served at chain restaurants; it is also the toxic, human-engineered products found in every grocery store across America. These include: cold breakfast cereals; commercial and preserved (deli) meats and cheeses; sandwich breads and buns; chips, pretzels, and crackers; fried foods; energy bars; and soft drinks. Fast foods have become the primary source of calories in the United States and consequently the most far-reaching and destructive influence on our population. The indisputable truth is that our highly processed diet is the source of a national health crisis that is exploding into a genocide with unseen tragic implications. Heart attacks, strokes, cancer, obesity, ADHD, autism, allergies, and autoimmune diseases all have the same root cause--our addiction to toxic ingredients. Bestselling author, board-certified physician, nutritional researcher, and leading voice in the health field Joel Fuhrman, M.D., explains why the problem of poor nutrition is deeper, more serious, and more pervasive than anyone imagined. Fast Food Genocide draws on twenty-five years of clinical experience and research to confront our fundamental beliefs about the impact of what we eat. This book identifies issues at the heart of our country's most urgent problems. Fast food kills, but it also perpetuates bigotry and derails the American dream of equal opportunity and happiness for all. It leaves behind a wake of destruction creating millions of medically dependent and sickly people burdened with poor-quality lives. The solution hiding in plain sight--a nutrient-dense healthful diet--can save lives and enable humans to reach their intellectual potential and achieve successful and fulfilling lives. Dr. Fuhrman offers a life-changing, scientifically sound approach that can alter American history and perhaps save your life in the process."--Jacket flap.

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