New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

October 17, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Brain rules for aging well : 10 principles for staying vital, happy, and sharp

October 16, 2017
Medina, John, 1956- author.
267 pages ; 24 cm
"How come I can never find my keys? Why don't I sleep as well as I used to? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can I do to keep my brain sharp? Scientists know. [This book], by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts, and the prescription to age well, in his signature engaging style. With so many discoveries over the years, science is literally changing our minds about the optimal care and feeding of the brain. All of it is captivating. A great deal of it is unexpected. In his [previous book] 'Brain Rules,' Medina showed us how our brains really work, and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools to match. In 'Brain Rules for Baby,' he gave parents the brain science they need to know to raise happy, smart, moral kids. Now, in [this book], Medina shares how you can make the most of the years you have left. In a book destined to be a classic on aging, Medina's fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into the science. [This book] is organized into four sections, each laying out familiar problems with surprising solutions. First up, the social brain, in which topics ranging from relationships to happiness and gullibility illustrate how our emotions change with age. The second section focuses on the thinking brain, explaining how working memory and executive function change with time. The third section is all about your body: how certain kinds of exercise, diets, and sleep can slow the decline of aging. Each section is sprinkled with practical advice, for example, the fascinating benefits of dancing, and the brain science behind each intervention. The final section is about the future. Your future. Medina connects all the chapters into a plan for maintaining your brain health. You may already be experiencing the sometimes-unpleasant effects of the aging process. Or you may be deeply concerned about your loved ones who are. Either way, [this book] is for you."

What to expect before you're expecting

October 16, 2017
Murkoff, Heidi Eisenberg, author.
x, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting ready to get pregnant -- Getting pregnant -- Bumps on the road to baby -- Keeping track.
"It's a revision of America's bestselling guide to getting pregnant, with updated information about genetic screening, ovulation tracking, fertility treatments, and risks like Zika. Including everything that eager-to-be moms and dads need to know about getting pregnant, from getting their bodies ready to make a healthy baby to getting that healthy baby on board faster. Plus, for the 1 in 8 couples who experience infertility, the latest on both low-tech and cutting-edge fertility treatments, from medications to IVF and surrogacy. It's everything you need to know for that baby-making adventure"--Provided by publisher.

The keto reset diet : reboot your metabolism in 21 days and burn fat forever

October 12, 2017
Sisson, Mark, 1953- author.
New York : Harmony Books, [2017]
viii, 343 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: The keto to a long, happy, healthy life -- I: Building the metabolic machinery. The Keto Reset Diet 101 : what, why, and how ; Metabolic efficiency : the ultimate goal for weight loss, health, and longevity ; The health, performance, and disease protection benefits of keto -- II: The 21-day metabolism reset. The 21-day metabolism reset overview ; Ditch toxic foods and replace with nutrient-dense foods ; The keys to high fat, low-carb, primal-style eating ; Live a keto-friendly lifestyle -- III: Going keto. Are you ready? : final launch preparations ; Go keto! ; Advanced strategies to accelerate progress ; The finish line and beyond ; The Keto Reset Diet recipes -- Appendix: The nitty-gritty details: science, supplements, testing, troubleshooting.
"Mark Sisson unveils his groundbreaking ketogenic diet plan that resets your metabolism in 21 days so you can burn fat forever"-- Provided by publisher.

Why we sleep : unlocking the power of sleep and dreams

October 12, 2017
Walker, Matthew P., author.
viii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part 1. This thing called sleep -- To sleep ... -- Caffeine, jet lag, and melatonin: losing and gaining control of your sleep rhythm -- Defining and generating sleep: time dilation and what we learned from a baby in 1952 -- Ape beds, dinosaurs, and napping with half a brain: who sleeps, how do we sleep, and how much? -- Part 2. Why should you sleep? -- Your mother and Shakespeare knew: the benefits of sleep for the brain -- Too extreme for the Guinness Book of World Records: sleep deprivation and the brain -- Cancer, heart attacks, and a shorter life: sleep deprivation and the body -- Part 3. How and why we dream -- Routinely psychotic: REM-sleep dreaming -- Dreaming as overnight therapy -- Dream creativity and dream control -- Part 4. From sleeping pills to society transformed -- Things that go bump in the night:" sleep disorders and death caused by no sleep -- iPads, factory whistles, and nightcaps: what's stopping you from sleeping? -- Hurting and helping your sleep: pills vs. therapy -- Sleep and society: what medicine and education are doing wrong; what Google and NASA are doing right -- A new vision for sleep in the twenty-first century -- Conclusion: To sleep or not to sleep -- Appendix: Twelve tips for healthy sleep.
"The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert--Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeley's Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab--reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its transformative power to change our lives for the better. Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don't sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life--eating, drinking, and reproducing--the purpose of sleep remained elusive. An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming. Within the brain, sleep enriches our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming mollifies painful memories and creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge to inspire creativity. Walker answers important questions about sleep: how do caffeine and alcohol affect sleep? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? How do common sleep aids affect us and can they do long-term damage? Charting cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and synthesizing decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood, and energy levels; regulate hormones; prevent cancer, Alzheimer's, and diabetes; slow the effects of aging; increase longevity; enhance the education and lifespan of our children, and boost the efficiency, success, and productivity of our businesses. Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, Why We Sleep is a crucial and illuminating book"-- Provided by publisher.

The everyday ketogenic kitchen : 150+ inspirational low-carb, high-fat recipes to maximize your health

October 12, 2017
Ketchum, Carolyn, author.
Las Vegas : Victory Belt Publishing Inc., 2017.
384 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes indexes.
Everyday Keto ingredients -- Tools of the trade -- The joy of low-carb baking: tips and tricks -- An everyday ketogenic diet -- Basics -- Breakfast -- Bread, muffins & scones -- Appetizers, snacks & beverages -- Soups & salads -- Beef, pork & lamb -- Chicken & eggs -- Fish & seafood -- Side dishes -- Desserts & sweet treats.
Step into the kitchen of renowned food blogger and low-carb guru Carolyn Ketchum as she shows you how to create mouthwatering keto dishes. She delivers a delectable array of recipes from easy family favorites to more gourmet, date nighty fare. Each recipe is made from fresh, accessible, whole-food ingredients and is free of grains, gluten, and sugar.

The end of breast cancer : a virus and the hope for a vaccine

October 11, 2017
Ruddy, Kathleen T., author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
xxv, 270 pages ; 24 cm
The immortal renegade -- Mendel -- Lathrop and Loeb -- Little and Jackson -- Bittner -- McKnight and Christian -- Andervont -- Gross, Huebner, and Baker -- Lasker -- Garb -- The Congress of the United States -- Zinder and zur Hausen -- Moore and Ogawa -- Baltimore, Temin, Nusse, Callahan, and Franklin -- Evans, Mueller, and Stewart -- Pogo, Holland, and Etkind -- Lawson, Ford, Garry, and Levine -- Pascrell, Niederhuber, Callahan, Rouault, and Arbus -- The National Institutes of Health -- Seven billion people.

Admissions : life as a brain surgeon

October 10, 2017
Marsh, Henry, 1950- author.
xvi, 271 pages ; 22 cm
The lock-keeper's cottage -- London -- Nepal -- America -- Awake craniotomy -- the mind-brain problem -- An elephant ride -- Lawyers -- Making things -- Broken windows -- Memory -- Ukraine -- Sorry -- The red squirrel -- Neither the sun nor death.
Traces the author's post-retirement work as a surgeon and teacher in such remote areas as Nepal and Ukraine, illuminating the challenges of working in difficult regions and finding purposeful work after a career.

Everyday mindfulness for OCD : tips, tricks, and skills for living joyfully

October 10, 2017
Hershfield, Jon, author.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2017]
196 pages ; 18 cm
Mindfulness -- Self-compassion -- Everyday ways to strengthen your mindfulness and self-compassion skills -- ERP [exposure and response prevention] Games for OCD mastery -- Owning your OCD -- Relapse prevention -- The OCD ecosystem.
"Don't just survive--thrive. In Everyday Mindfulness for OCD, two experts in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) offer a blend of mindfulness, humor, and self-compassion to help you stop dwelling on what's wrong and start enhancing what's right--leading to a more joyful life. If you've been diagnosed with OCD, you already understand how your obsessive thoughts, compulsive behavior, and need for rituals can interfere with everyday life. Maybe you've already undergone therapy or are in the midst of working with a therapist. It's important for you to know that life doesn't end with an OCD diagnosis. In fact, it's possible to not only live with the disorder, but also live joyfully. This practical and accessible guide will show you how. In Everyday Mindfulness for OCD, you'll discover how you can stay one step ahead of your OCD. You'll learn about the world of mindfulness, and how living in the present moment non-judgmentally is so important when you have OCD. You'll also explore the concept of self-compassion--what it is, what it isn't, how to use it, and why people with OCD benefit from it. Finally, you'll discover daily games, tips, and tricks for outsmarting your OCD, meditations and mindfulness exercises, and much, much more. Living with OCD is challenging--but it doesn't have to define you. If you're tired of focusing on how "hard" living with OCD is and are looking for fun ways to make the most of your unique self, this book will be a breath of fresh air"-- Provided by publisher.

Born to be wild : why teens take risks, and how we can help keep them safe

October 10, 2017
Shatkin, Jess P., author.
New York, New York : TarcherPerigee , [2017]
xv, 299 pages ; 22 cm
Not invincible (or, What adolescents really think about risk) -- Achtung, baby! (or, What doesn't keep our kids safe) -- From railways to neural pathways (or, What you need to know about the adolescent brain) -- It turns out that youth is not wasted on the young (or, Why adolescence is crucial to evolution) -- Picked last for kickball (or, The real skinny on peer pressure) -- One lump or two? (or, How we make decisions) -- Getting to gist (or, How mature decision makers confront risk) -- Not for the faint of heart (or, What parents can do to reduce risk taking) -- The hidden curriculum (or, What schools can do to reduce risk taking) -- The big picture (or, What society can do to reduce risk taking) -- Final note.
There are plenty of reasons for parents to worry about getting a late-night call about their teen. But most of the advice parents and educators hear about teens is outdated and unscientific--and simply doesn't work. Acclaimed adolescent psychiatrist and educator Jess Shatkin brings more than two decades' worth of research and clinical experience to the subject, along with cutting-edge findings from brain science, evolutionary psychology, game theory, and other disciplines -- plus a widely curious mind and the perspective of a concerned dad himself.

Mental : lithium, love, and losing my mind

October 10, 2017
Lowe, Jaime, author.
New York, New York : Blue Rider Press, [2017]
305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A riveting memoir and a fascinating investigation of the history, uses, and controversies behind lithium, an essential medication for millions of people struggling with bipolar disorder, stemming from Jaime Lowe's sensational 2015 article in The New York Times Magazine: "'I Don't Believe in God, but I Believe in Lithium': My 20-year Struggle with Bipolar Disorder.""-- Provided by publisher.

Recovery : freedom from our addictions

October 10, 2017
Brand, Russell, 1975- author.
xii, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Part One. Foreword; The 12 steps -- Are you a bit fucked? -- Could you not be fucked? -- Are you, on your own, going to "unfuck" yourself? -- Write down all the things that are fucking you up or have ever fucked you up and don't lie, or leave anything out -- Honestly tell someone trustworthy about how fucked you are -- Well, that's revealed a lot of fucked up patterns. Do you want to stop it? Seriously? -- Are you willing to live in a new way that's not at all about you and your previous, fucked up stuff? You have to -- Prepare to apologize to everyone for everything affected by your being so fucked up -- Now apologize. Unless that would make things worse -- Watch out for fucked up thinking and behavior and be honest when it happens -- Stay connected to your new perspective -- Look at life less selfishly, be nice to everyone, help people if you can -- The birth -- Conclusion -- Part Two. Before you start -- How to live it : the exercises.
"My qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you; it's that I'm worse. I am an addict--addicted to drugs, alcohol, sex, money, love and fame. This is the age of addiction, a condition so endemic, so all-encompassing and ubiquitous that unless you are fortunate enough to be an extreme case, you probably don't know that you have it. What unhealthy habits and attachments are holding your life together? Are you unconsciously dependent on food? Bad relationships? A job that doesn't fulfill you? Are you numb, constantly perusing your phone, looking for what? The program in this book has given me freedom from all addictions and it will do the same for you. This system offers nothing less than liberation from self-centered ness, a new perspective and freedom from the illusion of suffering for anyone who is willing to take the necessary steps."--Jacket.

Gasping for air : how breathing is killing us and what we can do about it

October 10, 2017
Glynn, Kevin, 1936- author.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
xviii, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. Worldwide plagues -- The disease medicine never cured (tuberculosis) -- Captains of the men of death (bacterial pneumonia) -- They stacked caskets in the halls (influenza) -- The man in the iron lung (polio) -- Products of parasitic beings (fungal infections) -- Some like it hot (legionnaires' disease) -- The virus with no name (SARS, MERS) -- Part II. Killer air -- Suffocating work (occupational diseases) -- Code red (fires and disasters) -- Cleopatra reincarnate (overdoses and toxins) -- Smoking beagles (tobacco smoking) -- Dad, and the werewolf (lung cancer) -- The lethal brown cloud (atmospheric pollution) -- Part III. Vulnerable breathing -- Panting for air (asthma) -- Lungs that do not collapse (COPD) -- The great masquerader (pulmonary blood clots) -- Cells like elongated crescents (genetic breathing disorders) -- The pump and the bellows (the heart and the lungs) -- That sleep if death (sleep-disordered breathing) -- The first breaths (newborn respiratory distress) -- Part IV. Breathing defends -- Around the world on oxygen (respiratory care) -- Thank you for my life (ventilators) -- Part V. Breathing adapts -- I wouldn't want that for myself (ethical dilemmas) -- A science of uncertainty (closing).

Gorilla and the bird : a memoir of madness and a mother's love

October 9, 2017
McDermott, Zack, author.
278 pages ; 24 cm
The story of a young man fighting to recover from a devastating psychotic break and the mother who refuses to give up on him. Zack McDermott, a 26-year-old Brooklyn public defender, woke up one morning convinced he was being filmed, Truman Show-style, as part of an audition for a TV pilot. This was it - his big dreams were finally coming true. Every passerby was an actor; every car would magically stop for him; everything he saw was a cue from "The Producer" to help inspire the performance of a lifetime. After a manic spree around Manhattan, Zack, who is bipolar, was arrested on a subway platform and admitted to Bellevue Hospital.--Provided by

The clever gut diet

October 6, 2017
Mosley, Michael, 1957- author.
288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Revision of: Clever guts diet / Dr. Michael Mosley.
Down the hatch -- Into the small bowel...and beyond -- The kingdom of the microbiome -- How your biome influences you, and how you can influence it -- The Clever Gut diet -- Other ways to improve your biome -- How to reboot your biome: a two-stage healing program -- Recipes.
"From #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fast Diet and The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet comes a groundbreaking new book about your gut--known as the "second brain" of the body--that explains how taking care of its good bacteria can lead to optimal health and weight loss. People often joke about "going with their gut" but the truth is that this part of your body exercises an astonishing degree of control over your mood, hunger, and general health. Written with the latest research on the microbiome--the alien bacteria that lives in our guts--The Clever Gut Diet also clearly explains what goes on inside your stomach and intestines every day. Discover up-to-the-date science on hunger hormones and learn how our "second brain" communicates with the rest of the body, shaping our appetite and immune system. Although this is primarily a how-to book, Dr. Mosley uses his own body and experiences as a narrative, sharing his own personal journey of discovery. He explores prebiotics, probiotics, and the impact of antibiotics. The book also includes a comprehensive and delicious menu plan, provided by a leading dietician, which ensures that you will grow only the finest plants in your own internal garden. Finally, you can discover once and for all how to lead a life of optimal weight maintenance, improved physical health, and an overwhelming sense of balance and calm"-- Provided by publisher.

Pain sourcebook.

October 4, 2017
Detroit, Mich. : Omnigraphics, Inc., c1998-
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about the causes and management of various types of acute and chronic pain, along with prevention strategies and coping tips. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Food Can Fix It : the superfood switch to fight fat, defy aging, and eat your way healthy

October 4, 2017
Oz, Mehmet, 1960- author.
viii, 353 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part 1: Food foundations. How food fixes you ; Your 5 food fixes ; Strength in strategy ; A serving of soul -- Part 2: Food fixes. Food fixes for weight loss ; Food fixes for the heart ; Food fixes for fatigue ; Food fixes for pain ; Food fixes for brain power ; Food fixes for bad moods ; Food fixes for immunity ; Food fixes for skin and hair ; Food fixes for a healthy gut -- Part 3: Eat it, love it, live it. The Food Can Fix It 21-day plan ; The Fix-It recipes ; Fix It! Day 22 and beyond ; The 3-day Fix-It cleanse ; The Fix-It blender: even more tips, tricks, and tactics!
Emphasizes the role of food in wellness, outlining a strategic blueprint for promoting health and reducing stress by modifying a diet to focus on nutrient-rich superfoods. Includes healthy and delicious recipes.

The myth of the ADHD child : 101 ways to improve your child's behavior and attention span without drugs, labels, or coercion

October 4, 2017
Armstrong, Thomas, author.
New York, New York : A TarcherPerigee Book, 2017.
xvi, 350 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Revision of: Myth of the A.D.D. child. 1995.
"A fully revised and updated edition of the groundbreaking book on tackling the root causes of children's attention and behavior problems rather than masking the symptoms with medication. More than twenty years after Dr. Thomas Armstrong's Myth of the A.D.D. Child first published, he presents much needed updates and insights in this substantially revised edition. When The Myth of the A.D.D. Child was first published in 1995, Dr. Thomas Armstrong made the controversial argument that many behaviors labeled as ADD or ADHD are simply a child's active response to complex social, emotional, and educational influences. In this fully revised and updated edition, Dr. Armstrong shows readers how to address the underlying causes of a child's attention and behavior problems in order to help their children implement positive changes in their lives. The rate of ADHD diagnosis has increased sharply, along with the prescription of medications to treat it. Now needed more than ever, this book includes fifty-one new non-drug strategies to help children overcome attention and behavior problems, as well as updates to the original fifty proven strategies"-- Provided by publisher.

Foods to fight cancer : what to eat to reduce your risk

October 4, 2017
Béliveau, Richard, author.
240 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm
Cancer, a formidable enemy. The scourge of cancer ; What is cancer? ; Cancer: a matter of cellular environment ; Preventing cancer through diet ; Phytochemicals and health -- Foods that fight cancer. Cancer cells loathe cabbage! ; Garlic and onions: keeping cancer at bay ; Soy: a source of anticancer phytoestrogens ; Spices and herbs: a tasty way to prevent cancer! ; Green tea: a cancer-fighting balm for the soul ; A passion for berries ; Omega-3s: finally, fats that are good for you! ; Tomatoes: turning cancer red with shame ; Citrus fruit: anticancer molecules with zest ; In vino veritas ; Anticancer biodiversity -- Day-to-day cancer prevention. On the menu: fighting cancer! -- Conclusion.
Béliveau and Gingras believe that simple dietary changes can help you significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer. Discover which everyday foods have been scientifically proven to contain anticancer properties.

The tapping solution for manifesting your greatest self : 21 days to releasing self-doubt, cultivating inner peace, and creating a life you love

October 3, 2017
Ortner, Nick, 1978- author.
xxvii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Have you ever had the feeling your life just isn't working? That no matter how much you push and direct, or sit back and let go, the square peg you're holding just won't fit into the round hole that is your life? What if, instead, the roadblocks to transformation went away? What if you could simply wake up as your greatest self, living your greatest life? Can you imagine what that would look like--and more important, what it would feel like? In this new book, the latest in the Tapping Solution series, Nick Ortner helps you not only imagine it, but make it a reality. In The Tapping Solution for Manifesting Your Greatest Self, Nick guides readers through a 21-day process of self-discovery and self-development. The 21 stages use the simple, proven practice called Tapping (formally known as Emotional Freedom Techniques). Each stage includes a Daily Challenge and a Tapping Meditation to help the changes take root. Drawing on wisdom sources from Aristotle to Dr. Seuss along with Nick's own deep well of insight and engaging stories from his daily life, Manifesting Your Greatest Self is terrific fun to read. And readers can take their time with it: Nick encourages them to complete the program at their own pace, with the extra option of signing up for exclusive e-mail reminders to support them throughout the process. "We're going to work together to let your light shine brighter than ever before," Nick writes, "to feel at peace in your body, to create the life experiences you most deserve and desire."-- Provided by publisher.

Deep end of the pool workouts : no-impact interval training and strength exercises

October 3, 2017
Edwards, Melisenda, author.
xii, 132 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Whether you're a professional athlete or a general fitness enthusiast, wouldn't you prefer a workout that's kinder to your joints while also producing amazing results? Thanks to the higher force required to move your body against water's resistance and the absence of any impact during the exercises, the workouts in this book do just that. By detailing proper form and technique, this handy guide makes sure you gain maximum benefit from your water workout, including greater: speed, power, strength, flexibility"--Back cover.

Holistic nursing : a handbook for practice

October 3, 2017
Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, [2016]
xxxv, 936 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Nursing: holistic, integral, and integrative - local to global -- Holistic nursing: scope and standards of practice -- Current trends and issues in holistic nursing -- Transpersonal human caring and healing -- Nursing theory in holistic nursing practice -- Holistic ethics -- Spirituality and health -- The holistic caring process -- Energy healing -- The psychophysiology of body-mind healing -- Relaxation -- Imagery -- Touch and hand-mediated therapies -- Creative expressions in healing -- Aromatherapy -- Herbs and dietary supplements -- Dying in peace -- Cultural diversity and care -- Evolving from therapeutic to holistic communication -- Relationships -- Nurse coaching -- Applying cognitive behavioral therapy in everyday nursing -- Facilitating change: motivational interviewing and appreciative inquiry -- Environmental health -- Holistic leadership -- Holistic nursing education -- Evidence-based practice -- Holistic nursing research: challenges and opportunities -- Self-development: the foundation of holistic self-care -- Self-assessments -- Nutrition -- Exercise and movement -- Addiction and recovery counseling -- Holistic weight management -- Smoking cessation -- Advanced holistic nursing practice -- Advancing integrative health and well-being practice.
Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Seventh Edition continues as the definitive resource for holistic nursing for both students and professionals. Completely updated and revised, it includes seven new chapters on creative expressions in healing, herbs and dietary supplements, holistic leadership, holistic nursing education, self-care and self-development, advanced holistic nursing practice, and advanced integrative health and well-being practice demonstrated through case study exemplars. With an ideal blend of theoretical and practical content, the Seventh Edition features Dr. Dossey's Theory of Integral Nursing, including an update on global nursing and the UN Millennium goals. There is increased emphasis on teaching holistic nursing in undergraduate and graduate programs, including the use of simulation as an effective teaching pedagogy, an enhanced focus on ways to enrich holistic care to improve patient outcomes through evidence-based practice and research, and new integrative health and wellness assessments. Essential chapters on Nurse Coaching and Dying in Peace, along with all other past chapters, are updated. Each chapter begins with Nurse Healer Objectives to guide learning within the theoretical, clinical, and personal domains and concludes with Nurse Healer Reflections to encourage readers to reflect on what they have learned. Also featured are helpful Directions for Future Research, definitions of key terms, and case studies that illustrate how to use and integrate the interventions into clinical practice. -- Provided by publisher.

The language of medicine

October 3, 2017
Chabner, Davi-Ellen, author.
St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier, [2017]
xxii, 1041 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Basic word structure -- Terms pertaining to the body as a whole -- Suffixes -- Prefixes -- Digestive system. In person : living with Crohn's disease -- Additional suffixes and digestive system terminology. In person : cholecystectomy -- Urinary system. In person : kidney transplantation -- Female reproductive system. In person : prophylactic mastectomy -- Male reproductive system. In person : prostate cancer -- Nervous system. In person : sciatica -- Cardiovascular system. In person : coronary artery bypass surgery -- Respiratory system. In person : recurrent pneumonia -- Blood system. In person : hereditary hemochromatosis. In person : autologous stem cell transplant -- Lymphatic and immune systems. In person : Hodgkin lymphoma. In person : lymphoma treatment -- Musculoskeletal system. In person : rotator cuff tear. In person : neurologic lyme disease -- Skin. In person : metastatic melanoma -- Sense organs : the eye and the ear. In person : retinal tear -- Endocrine system. In person : living with diabetes. In person : my Cushing's journey -- Cancer medicine (oncology). In person : radiotherapy -- Radiology and nuclear medicine. In person : CT and MRI -- Pharmacology -- Psychiatry. In person : living with autism.

Barron's new MCAT : Medical College Admission Test.

September 29, 2017
volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Volumes for 2015-<2017> by Jay Cutts, M.A., and contributing editors.
Volume for 2015 includes 1 CD-ROM disc (4 3/4 in.) with 2 additional sample tests.

The 3D body revolution : the ultimate workout + nutrition blueprint to get healthy and lean

September 28, 2017
Driver, Donald, 1975- author.
215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Driven for change -- Mental tune-up -- Start your engine -- Determined to get fit: workout programs overview -- Exercise garage -- First gear (beginner program) -- Third gear (intermediate program) -- Fifth gear (advanced program) -- Disciplined to eat clean: nutrition overview -- Fueling the tank -- Building (engine) blocks -- Grease the wheels -- Coolants -- Meal planning -- Recipes -- Taking the wheel.
"Featuring 25 recipes and 36 exercises illustrated with clear step-by-step photos, The 3D Body Revolution shares the secrets of the world's most elite athletes for getting super strong, super lean, super fast"-- Provided by publisher.

The coconut oil & low-carb solution for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other diseases : a step-by-step guide to using diet and high-energy foods to protect and nourish the brain

September 28, 2017
Newport, Mary T., 1952-
Laguna Beach, CA : Basic Health Publications, Inc., 2015.
xvi, 304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Part 1. A dietary plan to overcome insulin resistance -- A quick-start guide to using coconut and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oils -- Go one giant step further: a low-carb diet -- More about coconut oil with questions and answers -- More about MCT oil with questions and answers -- Recipes: cooking with coconut and MCT oils -- Part 2. Disorders that may respond to ketones with caregiver reports and personal accounts -- An analysis of caregiver reports for people with dementias and other memory impairment -- Alzheimer's disease -- Non-alzheimer's dementias -- Parkinson's disease -- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- Multiple sclerosis -- Part 3. The science -- Diabetes of the brain -- Ketones as an alternative fuel for the brain -- Afterword: help for the caregivers is long overdue.
A quick-start guide showing how to integrate life-restoring fatty acids - medium chain triglycerides (MCT) and its natural source, coconut oil - into the diet. In addition to Alzheimer's disease, this dietary treatment can be used to counter such other neurodegenerative diseases as non-Alzheimer's dementias, Parkinson's, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis. Dr Newport was not the first to call Alzheimer's "a type of diabetes of the brain," but she firmly believes it is. Areas in the brain that test positive for Alzheimer's show insulin deficiency and insulin resistance, which cause decreased glucose uptake in the cells, leading to cell malfunction and cell death. Because diet is the most important way to counter diabetes, Dr Newport advocates a dietary intervention based on a whole-food, high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet just the reverse of the current dietary model and all the processed foods sold in supermarkets. To make the dietary change easy, Dr Newport provides six choices that can be used alone or in combination for integrating coconut and MCT oils into the diet. Then she relates actual cases, based on the hundreds of people with all types of neurological problems, which show that incorporating coconut and MCT oils in the diet have brought about many exciting changes. In fact, when analysed the carer reports reveal that 91% of people with dementia or other memory impairment saw some improvement and 60% saw improvement in memory or cognition.

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