New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

June 24, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The intelligent body : reversing chronic fatigue and pain from the inside out

June 23, 2017
Davies, Kyle, author.
xv, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Building the foundations. It's not the stress you feel, it's the stress you don't ; What's feeling got to do with it? ; Energy flow: key principles ; Who am I anyway? ; The expanded self -- The road to recovery. Symptoms are solutions ; Defining you! ; Speak your truth, not theirs ; There are no victims or villains ; Human needs and tapping your creative flow -- Life design and creation -- A final thought.

Rosemary Gladstar's herbal healing for men : remedies & recipes

June 22, 2017
Gladstar, Rosemary, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2017]
216 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Revision of: Herbal remedies for men's health. c1999.
Herbal medicine for men: new perspectives -- How to make your own herbal remedies -- Tonics and formulas for male vitality -- Remedies for common men's health issues -- Herbs to enhance virility & potency -- A man's herbal medicine chest.

Think skinny, feel fit : 7 steps to transform your emotional weight and have an awesome life

June 22, 2017
Chabán, Alejandro, 1981- author.
New York : Atria Books, 2017.
xiii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Alejandro Chabán, creator of the Yes You Can! diet plan, shares his seven essential steps for shedding emotional weight in this deeply personal and inspirational account of how he mastered his thoughts to heal his soul. Before Alejandro Chabán became a health and wellness icon and one of the most trusted Hispanic celebrities, he had an unhealthy relationship with food and his self-image. He suffered from obesity as a child which led to ruthless bullying and, subsequently, anorexia and bulimia. But even after he lost 150 pounds, he realized his newfound figure did not bring him happiness. He was still weighed down by the negative feelings that he had always associated with food. With this revelation came a life-altering shift in his mindset. He realized that he needed to make the change for himself and not for anyone else. From that day forward, a weight was lifted from his mind, and that made all the difference. In Think Skinny, Feel Fit, Alejandro shares the seven steps that were essential in helping him master his mind and lose emotional weight."--Provided by publisher.

Hunger : a memoir of (my) body

June 21, 2017
Gay, Roxane, author.
306 pages ; 22 cm
"Gay has written ... about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as 'wildly undisciplined,' Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care"

Healing the broken brain : leading experts answer 100 questions about stroke recovery

June 21, 2017
Dow, Mike, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2017.
xxi, 221 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Part I: Overview: Understanding stroke ; Stroke treatment ; What to expect -- Part II: Your therapy: Recovering your mobility ; Recovering your arm and hand ; Recoveringyour cognition ; Recovering your communication ; Recovering the right way -- Part III: Your life: recovering your health ; Recovering your life ; Recovering you -- Part IV: YOur family & your future: Caregiver concerns ; The next chapter in stroke recovery ; A last word of advice.
"Dr. Mike Dow is a best-selling author, psychotherapist, and relationship expert. So why is he writing a book about stroke? Well, what you probably don't know about Dr. Mike is that his younger brother, David, is a stroke survivor. What's more, David's stroke happened when he only 10 years old. This means most of Dr. Mike's teenage years were spent witnessing what his family was dealing with trying to find the best treatments for David. He struggled to know what to do to help his brother. He watched helplessly as his brother wrestled with depression, trying to find the motivation to recover on top of the challenges of adolescence. He mourned the loss of what could have been--and he was angry. How his family would have loved to sit down with top experts in stroke to find out what they should be doing and have their questions answered. Now Dr. Mike has the ability to do just that, and he's doing it so that others in his family's position don't have the same struggle. Armed with questions from stroke survivors and their loved ones, Dr. Mike talks with the best clinicians across the country to get over 100 answers you need to know to maximize your recovery"--Provided by publisher.

The boy who loved too much : a true story of pathological friendliness

June 21, 2017
Latson, Jennifer, author.
x, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Unlocked -- Diagnosis -- Putting Williams on the map -- Milestones -- A genetic street lamp -- Eli turns twelve -- School -- Missing genes, more personality -- People like Eli -- Eli goes to camp -- Learning curve -- The note home -- Treating the friendliness disorder -- Eli turns thirteen -- What the future holds -- Progress report -- Where the hugging never stops -- Tough love -- Confrontation -- Born to be kind -- Science class -- Graduation -- High school.
"The poignant story of a boy's coming-of-age complicated by Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes people biologically incapable of distrust. What would it be like to see everyone as a friend? Twelve-year-old Eli D'Angelo has a genetic disorder that obliterates social inhibitions, making him irrepressibly friendly, indiscriminately trusting, and unconditionally loving toward everyone he meets. It also makes him enormously vulnerable. Eli lacks the innate skepticism that will help his peers navigate adolescence more safely—and vastly more successfully. Journalist Jennifer Latson follows Eli over three critical years of his life as his mother, Gayle, must decide whether to shield Eli entirely from the world and its dangers or give him the freedom to find his own way and become his own person"

The ear book : a complete guide to ear disorders and health

June 21, 2017
Balkany, Thomas J., author.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2017]
x, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Understanding your ears -- Common ear problems -- Disorders of the outer ear -- Disorders of the middle ear -- Disorders of the inner ear -- Other things you should know -- Glossary -- Commonly used medications and side effects -- Organizations offering information, support, and advocacy.

Into the gray zone : a neuroscientist explores the border between life and death

June 21, 2017
Owen, Adrian M., author.
New York : Scribner, 2017.
xi, 304 pages ; 24 cm
The ghost that haunts me -- First contact -- The unit -- Half-life -- Scaffolds of consciousness -- Psychobabble -- The world as will -- Tennis, anyone? -- Yes and no -- Are you in pain? -- Live or let die? -- Alfred Hitchcock presents -- Back from the dead -- Take me home -- Reading minds.
A neuroscientist reveals his work with patients believed to be brain dead to explain how up to twenty percent of them were still consciously alive, sharing insights into what life may be like for such patients and its moral implications.

The plantplus diet solution : personalized nutrition for life

June 21, 2017
Borysenko, Joan, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2017.
xxvi, 331 pages : portrait ; 23 cm

Prescriptions without pills : for relief from depression, anger, anxiety, and more

June 21, 2017
Heitler, Susan M. (Susan McCrensky), 1945- author.
New York : Morgan James Publishing, [2016]
xxviii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: on prescriptions, pills, and how to use this book -- Chapter 1: How you feel and why -- Chapter 2: Depression -- Chapter 3: Anger -- Chaper 4: Anxiety -- Chapter 5: Addictions -- Chapter 6: Well-being -- Chapter 7: Look back and look ahead -- Appendix A: Further learning resources from Dr. Heitler -- Appendix B: How to choose a therpaist -- Endnotes
Have you ever wanted relief from feeling discouraged? worried? irritated? locked in habits that ultimately harm you? These negative states--depression, anxiety, anger and addictive habits--are the common colds of mental health. Like mild physical illnesses however, they can cause much distress and, if left untreated, can lead to worse difficulties. "PRESCRIPTIONS Without Pills" offers techniques for resolving the problems that have been provoking your uncomfortable emotions. "PRESCRIPTIONS" guides you back to feeling good and then shows you how to sustain feelings of well-being. Avoid the risk of negative side effects like weight gain and mental dullness that can result from taking pills to reduce your negative emotions. Instead implement these drug-free prescriptions. Use the prescriptions on your own or with help from a therapist. Illustrated with engaging stories from the many clients Dr. Heitler has worked with in her forty-plus years as an internationally known psychologist and psychotherapy innovator, "PRESCRIPTIONS Without Pills" aims to help you navigate the route back to well-being and learn skills that can help you to stay there. --

Pharmacy technician exam.

June 20, 2017
New York : LearningExpress, c2010-
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of cover title: LearningExpress.

Healing children : a surgeon's stories from the frontiers of pediatric medicine

June 20, 2017
Newman, Kurt, M.D., author.
New York : Viking, [2017]
viii, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part I: Discovering children -- The walk across the bridge -- Learning empathy -- Born to heal -- Making mistakes -- Finding a mentor -- The head coach and his team -- Never trust the notes -- If you can teach -- You never can tell how far a frog can jump -- How to hold a baby -- "There are no conflicts of interest here" -- Part II: Vital lessons -- Old school -- Maternal instinct -- Trauma -- That phantom pain -- The patient in the data -- The Mayor -- A man with a plan -- Part III: New frontiers -- Thinking bigger -- Navigating the hospital -- Mental health -- A child's life -- What you don't know -- Brains -- Bones -- The science of pain -- Peering into the developing brain -- Cancer -- Epilogue: The best man at his own wedding -- Eight ways to get the best medical care for your kids.
Anyone who has seen a child recover from a wound or a broken bone knows that kids are made to heal. Their bodies are more resilient, more adaptive, and far more able to withstand acute stress than adults'. In this inspiring memoir, Dr. Kurt Newman draws from his long experience as a pediatric surgeon working at one of our nation's top children's hospitals to make the case that children are more than miniature adults. Through the story of his own career and of the brave kids he has treated over the years and their equally brave and tenacious parents,he reveals the revolution that is taking place in pediatric medicine. When he decided to become a pediatric surgeon, the field was in its infancy, struggling for esteem. Now, nearly forty years later, it is at the forefront of exhilarating new discoveries in everything from cancer research to mental health care. But few parents know how to access the best care for their children. Far too many find themselves frustrated and afraid. Dr. Newman wrote this book to help guide parents, not just of sick kids but of all kids and to share his knowledge of what children need to thrive.

Open heart : a cardiac surgeon's stories of life and death on the operating table

June 20, 2017
Westaby, Stephen, author.
New York : Basic Books, [2017]
x, 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
The ether dome -- Humble beginnings -- Lord Brock's boots -- Township boy -- The girl with no name -- The man with two hearts -- Saving Julie's heart -- The black banana -- Domino heart -- Life on a battery -- Anna's story -- Mr. Clarke -- Adrenaline rush -- Double jeopardy -- Your life in their hands.
A veteran Oxford heart surgeon imparts the hard-won lessons of a life lived on the brink, sharing the stories of remarkable cases from his career while revealing why heart procedures have never become routine.

The chick and the dead : life and death behind mortuary doors

June 16, 2017
Valentine, Carla, author.
xi, 287 pages ; 22 cm
The first cut -- Information : 'Media most foul' -- Preparation : 'Grief encounters' -- Examination : 'Judging a book by its cover' -- Difficult and decomposed examinations : 'Pulp fiction' -- Penetration : 'Rose cottage' -- Thoracic block : 'Home isn't where the heart is' -- Abdominal block : 'Pickled punks' -- The head : 'Losing my head' -- Fragmented remains : 'Bitsa' -- Reconstruction : 'All the king's men' -- Chapel of rest : 'Sister act' -- The angel's share.
"Carla Valentine works with the dead. After studying forensics, she assisted pathologists with post-mortems for years before becoming the curator of the world's most famous pathology museum. When it comes to death, she truly is an expert, and in this book she shares that expertise. Using the most common post-mortem process as the backbone of the narrative, The Chick and the Dead takes the reader through the process of an autopsy while also describing the history and changing cultures of our relationship with the dead."-- Provided by publisher.

Zero belly breakfasts

June 15, 2017
Zinczenko, David, author.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
"Lose up to 16 lbs. in 14 days!"--Cover.

Waking energy : 7 timeless practices designed to reboot your body and unleash your potential

June 14, 2017
Kries, Jennifer, author.
xix, 344 pages, 56 pages of unnumbered plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Part one -- 1. The way of ways -- 2. The breath of life -- 3. Your waking energy journey -- Part two -- 4. Awaken and play: Qigong -- 5. Unleash and transform: Kundalini Yoga -- 6. Your own fountain of youth: the Tibetan Rites -- 7. Empower and flow: Pilates -- 8. Go deep, open, and energize: Yin Yoga -- 9. The power of love: Inner Smile and Cosmic Healing Sounds -- 10. Moving into stillness: meditation -- Practice menu: seven ways in seven days -- Acknowledgments.
"Discover your most ageless, energized, joyful self with renowned mind-body-spirit innovator and fitness and wellness expert Jennifer Kries's Waking Energy, a groundbreaking program that synthesizes the greatest wisdom traditions of the East, from Qigong to Meditation." -- Book jacket.

Eye care sourcebook.

June 13, 2017
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc.
volumes ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and disorders and the prevention of eye injuries, along with tips for coping with low vision. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Dirt is good : the advantage of germs for your child's developing immune system

June 12, 2017
Gilbert, Jack, 1977- author.
xix, 250 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The microbiome -- The human microbiome -- Pregnancy -- Birth -- Breast-feeding -- Antibiotics -- Probiotics -- Child diet -- Child gut -- Depression -- Vaccines -- Environment -- Conditions -- Tests -- Conclusion: a few words on hype.
"Dirt Is Good is a Q&A-based guide to everything you need to know about kids & germs. 'Is it OK for my child to eat dirt?' That's just one of the many questions authors Jack Gilbert and Rob Knight are bombarded with every week from parents all over the world. They've heard everything from 'My two-year-old gets constant ear infections. Should I give her antibiotics? Or probiotics?' to 'I heard that my son's asthma was caused by a lack of microbial exposure. Is this true, and if so what can I do about it now?' Google these questions, and you'll be overwhelmed with answers. The internet is rife with speculation and misinformation about the risks and benefits of what most parents think of as simply germs, but which scientists now call the microbiome: the combined activity of all the tiny organisms inside our bodies and the surrounding environment that have an enormous impact on our health and well-being"-- Provided by publisher.

The salt fix : why the experts got it all wrong--and how eating more might save your life

June 12, 2017
DiNicolantonio, James, author.
New York : Harmony, 2017.
258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"We all know the dangers of sugar and salt: but the danger attributed to the second white crystal has more to do with getting too little of it, not too much. A leading cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy overturns conventional thinking about salt and explores instead the little-understood importance of it, the health dangers of having too little, and how salt can actually help you improve sports performance, crush sugar cravings, and stave off common chronic illnesses. Too little salt in the diet can shift the body into semi-starvation mode and cause insulin resistance, and may even cause you to absorb twice as much fat for every gram you consume. Too little salt in certain populations can actually increase blood pressure, as well as resting heart rate. We need salt in order to hydrate and nourish our cells, transmit nerve signals, contract our muscles, ensure proper digestion and breathing, and maintain proper heart function. The Salt Fix will show how we wrongly demonized this essential micronutrient as well as explain what the current science really says about this misunderstood mineral and how to maximize its effect so you can enjoy ideal health and longevity"-- Provided by publisher.

Fire child, water child : how understanding the five types of ADHD can help you improve your child's self-esteem & attention

June 9, 2017
Cowan, Stephen Scott.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, ©2012.
viii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction : mapping a path to attention -- Problems with the diagnosis of ADHD -- Stress and attention -- Taking a closer look : the three treasures -- The five ways of focus -- Mapping solutions for your child -- The wood child -- The fire child -- The earth child -- The metal child -- The water child.
In his years working with children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), pediatrician Stephen Scott Cowan has discovered that what helps one child focus his or her attention may not benefit another. There are five distinct ways children focus, presented for the first time in Fire Child, Water Child. This guide to parenting children with ADHD helps parents identify their child's unique focusing style -- fire, metal, water, wood, or earth -- and use the appropriate skills and parenting techniques to reduce ADHD symptoms. For example, children with metal focusing styles are comforted by routine and find it difficult to shift attention from task to task.

Cerebral palsy : a complete guide for caregiving

June 9, 2017
Miller, Freeman, author.
xii, 479 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Cerebral palsy handbook -- Caregiving techniques -- Cerebral palsy encyclopedia.
"When their child has cerebral palsy, parents need answers. They seek up-to-date advice they can count on to make sure their child has the best possible health and well-being ... [This] new edition is thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest medical thinking, including advances in diagnosis, treatment, and terminology. Every chapter includes new content on topics ranging from genetics to pain, temperature control, palliative care, why growth suppression is sometimes recommended, the Affordable Care Act, and how to make it easier for siblings to cope. Chapter 8 has been entirely rewritten to better help adolescents prepare for the transition to adulthood. New classification systems, such as the gross motor function classification system and the Functional Mobility System, are described and explained. And a number of emerging therapies-- including marijuana oil, cord blood transfusion, deep brain stimulation, epilepsy surgery, and growing spinal rods-- are explored. Intended for parents, grandparents, teachers, therapists, and others who care for and about people with cerebral palsy and cerebral palsy-like conditions, this is an essential and compassionate guide."

The seeds of life : from Aristotle to da Vinci, from shark's teeth to frogs' pants, the long and strange quest to discover where babies come from

June 8, 2017
Dolnick, Edward, 1952- author.
New York : Basic Books, [2017]
ix, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue: England in the early 1630s -- Part one: Peering into the body -- Part two: The search for the egg -- Part three: Russian dolls -- Part four: The clockwork topples and a new theory rises.
"Why cracking the code of human conception took centuries of wild theories, misogynist blunders, and ludicrous mistakes. Throughout most of human history, babies were surprises. People knew the basics: men and women had sex, and sometimes babies followed. But beyond that the origins of life were a colossal mystery. The Seeds of Life is the remarkable and rollicking story of how a series of blundering geniuses and brilliant amateurs struggled for two centuries to discover where, exactly, babies come from. Taking a page from investigative thrillers, acclaimed science writer Edward Dolnick looks to these early scientists as if they were detectives hot on the trail of a bedeviling and urgent mystery. These strange searchers included an Italian surgeon using shark teeth to prove that female reproductive organs were not 'failed' male genitalia, and a Catholic priest who designed ingenious miniature pants to prove that frogs required semen to fertilize their eggs. A witty and rousing history of science, The Seeds of Life presents our greatest scientists struggling-against their perceptions, their religious beliefs, and their deep-seated prejudices-to uncover how and where we come from"-- Provided by publisher.

Natural rest for addiction : a radical approach to recovery through mindfulness & awareness

June 8, 2017
Kiloby, Scott, author.
xvi, 188 pages : 1 illustration ; 23 cm
Preface: My story -- Introduction: Freedom from addiction -- Natural rest -- Cravings -- Obsession -- Self-centeredness -- Relationship -- The living inquiries -- Dissolving body contractions -- Misconceptions and traps -- Freedom.
"Natural Rest for Addiction is Scott Kiloby's book employing his unique perspective on recovering from addiction. Thoughts tell us that the present moment is lacking, and other thoughts lead us towards addictive substances and activities that provide only temporary relief from the uncomfortable emotions and sensations that we are trying to avoid. It stands to reason that if addiction is primarily a thinking problem, then more thinking won't help. Instead of introducing new belief systems or thinking strategies, Scott points to us to living in the peaceful and natural rest of the present moment, where all thoughts, emotions and sensations are allowed to come and go without 'hooking' us into their grip anymore. This deep and profound acceptance of our inner experience is the perfect antidote to the constant desire to change, fix, improve or get rid of the thoughts, emotions, and sensations that we experience with addiction" --Description from Amazon.

Looking out for number two : a slightly irreverent guide to poo, gas, and other things that come out of your baby

June 6, 2017
Vartabedian, Bryan S., author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
xxiii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Your baby from the inside out -- The babybiome: the power of the creatures within -- Milk: power fuel for the fledgling digestive tract -- Baby food and other forms of advanced bowel fuel -- The art and science of the burp -- From the mouths of babes: spits, urps, and wet burps -- Poo basics: understanding number two -- When there's not enough poo -- When there's too much poo -- Gut reactions: allergy, intolerance, and things that go bump inside your baby -- Farts, colic, and other things that make noise -- Probiotics and your baby's health.
"Let's face it: babies don't do much. So when we want to know how a baby is feeling, we look at how they are eating, sleeping, and pooping. But baby digestion is a surprisingly complicated landscape, and most new parents struggle to interpret everything from burps and grunts to diapers and spit-up. In fact, for parents of newborns, digestive issues are one of the leading causes of pediatrician visits. Enter Bryan Vartabedian, M.D., one of America's top pediatric gastroenterologists. In Looking Out for Number Two, Dr. Vartabedian draws from over twenty years of experience as a doctor and father to present an insightful yet irreverent guide to newborn digestive health : what goes in, what comes out, and what it all means. In this accessible, easy-to-use manual, Dr. Vartabedian marries his medical expertise with lively anecdotes and humor to reassure, support, and empower parents so that they can take charge of their baby's health. With his warm, authoritative voice, Dr. Vartabedian tackles everything from standard questions about burping positions and bowel movements to hot button issues like the role of the microbiome in the development of allergies and the debate over breast milk vs. formula. Throughout, he soothes parents' concerns and answers their most urgent question: 'Is this normal?' Complete with line drawings, diagrams, graphs, and charts"-- Provided by publisher.

Snooze : the lost art of sleep

June 6, 2017
McGirr, Michael, 1961- author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
311 pages ; 24 cm
"A profound exploration of the precious resource of sleep and of the causes and consequences of getting too little of it."--Book jacket front flap.

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