New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

July 3, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The addictocarb diet : avoid the 9 highly addictive carbs while eating anything else you want

July 2, 2015
Roseman, Bruce.
xv, 239 pages ; 24 cm
"Forget about fad diets. There's a reason why so many popular diets don't work in the long term. If you're struggling to lose weight, counting calories and shrinking portions are not the answer. The answer lies in a how your brain reacts when you eat certain foods- foods that are chemically addictive because they directly stimulate the addiction center of the brain, causing irresistible cravings. But there's a way to overcome this addiction. It's called The Addictocarb Diet, and it's a cure-not a fad. After losing his father at an early age to obesity-related illness and a lifetime of struggling with his own weight and diabetes as a result, Bruce Roseman, M.D., transformed his life and the lives of close to a thousand of his patients with a simple and effective diet based on the latest findings in addiction neuroscience. The Addictocarb Diet: Avoid the 9 Highly Addictive Carbs While Eating Anything Else You Want explains that obesity stems from our addiction to certain foods-"Addictocarbs"-proven by new brain imaging techniques from the emerging field of addiction neuroscience. Once dieters accept the addiction-and treat it like any other addiction-losing weight and keeping it off is almost effortless. After reframing the way we look at cravings for unhealthful food, Dr. Roseman presents readers with a comprehensive, three-step diet: Shaking the Addiction, Addictocarb Rehab, and finally, Staying Slim. The good news about The Addictocarb Diet is that those who embrace it can eat many healthy, flavorful things like fruits, nuts, vegetables, cheese, fish, chicken, beef, and even Addictocarb Alternatives, foods that look and taste like Addictocarbs but are much healthier. Unlike the trendy, throwaway fad diets, The Addictocarb Diet improves an individual's overall health and can be beneficial for almost anyone, including those with dietary restrictions, such as gluten-or lactose-sensitivity, vegetarians, and those with prostate problems, diabetes, and even those just looking to get rid of that spare tire. This book gives you tools for success, including tips for how to handle dietary lapses, how to navigate fast food challenges, managing or avoiding diabetes, as well as answers to frequently asked questions based on hundreds of patient inquiries. You'll also find sample recipes from Dr. Roseman and his patients, suggested menus, along with the helpful Addictocarb Diet Self-Assessment Tool. Losing weight doesn't have to be a losing battle. It's time to overcome your addiction to foods that are sabotaging your well-being. The Addictocarb Diet is here"-- Provided by publisher.

The gut balance revolution : boost your metabolism, restore your inner ecology, and lose the weight for good!

July 1, 2015
Mullin, Gerard E.
[Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale, [2015]
xvii, 409 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: it's not your fault! -- The hidden secret to weight loss: weed, seed, and feed your inner garden -- Dysbiosis - gut microbe imbalance: seven pathways to weight gain and illness -- The gut balance revolution overview -- Phase 1: reboot - weed your inner garden and rev up your metabolism -- Rev up your metabolism with Dr. Gerry's top 10 superfoods for phase 1 -- Phase 2: rebalance - reseed and fertilize your inner garden -- Dr. Gerry's top 10 superfoods for phase 2 -- Phase 3: renew - keep your friendly flora - and you - healthy for life -- Dr. Gerry's top 10 superfoods for phase 3 -- Living a gut-balancing life -- The gut balance revolution: food charts, meal plans, shopping lists, recipes, and other tips on how to eat on the program -- Conclusion: the real secret to weight loss.
"The Gut Balance Revolution by Gerard E. Mullin, MD Your gut microbiome: Those trillions of bacteria that live in your digestive tract. There are more of them than there are of you--and if they're balanced just right, with more "good" bacteria than "bad," excess pounds will melt away and you'll feel better than ever.From the top authority on the gut microbiome, here's a plan that will show you how to starve the fat-forming bacteria, reseed your gut with good fat-burning ones, and fertilize those friendly flora with just the right foods to reboot, rebalance, and renew your health--and lose weight for good. It's all based on up-to-the-minute scientific research. You'll find: The science behind the system: Learn how balancing your microbiome can burn fat and Restore health. Step-by-step meal plans, plus 50 delicious, easy recipes An exercise routine for each phase of the process Stories of real people who lost up to 20 pounds in 4 weeks--and kept it off! "-- Provided by publisher.

The vitamins : [fundamental aspects in nutrition and health]

June 29, 2015
Combs, Gerald F.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/ Academic Press, c2012.
xxvii, 570 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
Pt. I. Perspectives on the Vitamins in Nutrition -- Ch. 1. What Is a Vitamin? -- Ch. 2. Discovery of the Vitamins -- Ch. 3. Properties of Vitamins -- Ch. 4. Vitamin Deficiency -- pt. II. Considering the Individual Vitamins -- Ch. 5. Vitamin A -- Ch. 6. Vitamin D -- Ch. 7. Vitamin E -- Ch. 8. Vitamin K -- Ch. 9. Vitamin C -- Ch. 10. Thiamin -- Ch. 11. Riboflavin -- Ch. 12. Niacin -- Ch. 13. Vitamin B[subscript 6] -- Ch. 14. Biotin -- Ch. 15. Pantothenic Acid -- Ch. 16. Folate -- Ch. 17. Vitamin B[subscript 12] -- Ch. 18. Quasi-vitamins -- pt. III. Using Current Knowledge of the Vitamins -- Ch. 19. Sources of the Vitamins -- Ch. 20. Assessing Vitamin Status -- Ch. 21. Assessing Vitamin Status -- Quantifying Vitamin Need -- Ch 22. Vitamin Safety -- Appendices A-E.
"The fourth edition of this bestselling book continues to provide the latest coverage of the biochemisry and physiology of vitamins and vitamin-like substances. Cross-cutting, health-related themes present insights into the use of vitamins not just for general nutritional balance, but with emphasis on their roles in the prevention and/or treatment of specific health issues such as inflammatory diseases, overweight and immune function. Information is presented to address the roles of vitamins in gene expression and epigenetics, providing important informatioin in the further development of personalized medical treatments and establishing appropriate dietary programs based on individual genetic profiles. Those working in nutrigenomic and pharmaceutical developments will use the information to identify potential benefits of vitamins alone or in combination"--P. [4] de la couv.

Step out of your story : writing exercises to reframe and transform your life

June 26, 2015
Schneiderman, Kim, 1968- author.
Novato, California : New World Library, [2015]
xiii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Machine generated contents note: PART I: Who's Writing Your Script? -- Chapter 1: Your Life as a Work in Progress -- Telling Our Stories -- What is a Script? -- Chapter 2: Reclaiming Your Personal Narrative -- Tuning into our Inner Narrator -- Writing in the Third Person -- Chapter 3: What's In a Story? -- The Elements of a Story -- Chapter 4: How to Use These Exercises -- PART II: What's This Chapter About? -- Chapter 5: The Chapters of Our Lives -- Chapter 6: The Present Chapter as a Starting Point -- Chapter 7: The Protagonist -- Who is the Protagonist? -- Identifying the Protagonists' Core Strengths -- Identifying Areas of Potential Growth -- Chapter 8: Conflict -- Conflict as Integral to the Plot -- Four Different Kinds of Conflicts -- The Role of the Antagonist -- Character Development -- Playing With Scripts -- Chapter 9: Crisis and Climax -- Chapter 10: Resolution -- Chapter 11: Theme -- Chapter 12: Epilogue -- PART III: What's the Bigger Story? -- Chapter 13: Your Personal Table of Contents -- Chapter 14: Working Through Unresolved Chapters.
"Writing exercises from a psychotherapist to empower readers to reframe their life story, including advice for reframing difficult experiences, letting go of victimizing stories, and creating positive ones"-- Provided by publisher.


June 26, 2015
Aimee, Kayla, author.
Foreword by Lisa-Jo Baker"--cover.
"Finding hope in the unexpected"--cover.
"Both poignant and humorous, Anchored recounts Kayla's gripping story of learning to navigate her newfound motherhood in the most unexpected of ways, from holidays in the hospital and middle-of-the-night phone calls to the joy of coming home. With vulnerability and plenty of wit, Kayla lays bare her struggle to redefine her faith, her marriage, and herself within the context of a tragedy she never saw coming. For anyone who has felt their faith in God falter, Anchored extends a gentle invitation to join her as she uncovers a hope that holds."--Back cover.

Stir : a my broken brain and the meals that brought me home

June 26, 2015
Fechtor, Jessica.
New York, New York : Avery, [2015]
xii, 271 pages ; 22 cm
"After suffering a brain aneurysm and a life-threatening infection, Jessica Fechtor set about cooking and baking to pull herself back together again, fixing what was broken, and living with what couldn't be fixed"-- Provided by publisher.

Yoga for life : a journey to inner peace and freedom

June 26, 2015
Saidman Yee, Colleen, author.
New York : Atria Paperback, 2015.
xiv, 254 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction Know You're Enough -- Chapter 1 Roots -- Chapter 2 Trauma -- Chapter 3 Addiction -- Chapter 4 Forgiveness -- Chapter 5 Confidence -- Chapter 6 Awakening -- Chapter 7 Service -- Chapter 8 Chaos -- Chapter 9 Fear -- Chapter 10 Expectation -- Chapter 11 Truth -- Chapter 12 Love -- Chapter 13 Women -- Chapter 14 Peace -- Afterword by Rodney Yee -- Acknowledgments -- Credits -- Notes/Permissions -- Index.
"From a rebellious young woman with a dangerous heroin habit to a globe-trotting fashion model to 'First Lady of Yoga' (The New York Times), Colleen Saidman Yee tells the remarkable story of how she found herself through the healing power of yoga--and then inspired others to do the same,"

The exhaustion breakthrough : unmask the hidden reasons you're tired and beat fatigue for good

June 25, 2015
Phillips, Holly, author.
xix, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: Fatigue and you: assessing its impact -- How tired are you, really? -- A crash course in fatigue -- Part II: Fighting fatigue: lifestyle factors that impact energy -- Night moves: improving sleep habits -- Tired and wired: managing the stress factor -- Food is fuel: eating and drinking for maximum energy -- Revving your engine: finding exercise that's right for you -- Part III: Sick and tired -- Hormonal havoc -- Under friendly fire: autoimmune diseases -- Organs in distress -- It's a gut feeling: gastrointestinal disorders -- Hostile takeoves: infections -- The energy drain of pain -- An exhausted mind: depression, dysthymia, and anxiety -- Part IV: Repairing your energy drains -- Your personalized energy-boosting plan -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Fatigue diary -- Appendix B: Medications that can make you tired -- Appendix C: Energy-boosting supplements.
Dr. Holly's passion for the subject stems from the quest to cure her own constant weariness--which she struggled with for more than 20 years--as well as the countless complaints of chronic tiredness she hears from patients each day in her internal medicine practice. This guide will help readers understand their exhaustion, rule out any underlying illnesses, correct any allergies or hormonal issues that may be contributing to extreme tiredness. Clear, comprehensive, and practical, this shines a bright light on an issue many people have simply accepted--but that they don't have to any longer.

The better man project : 2,476 tips and techniques that will flatten your belly, sharpen your mind, and keep you healthy and happy for life!

June 25, 2015
Phillips, Bill, 1969?- author.
xiii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"35 DIY plans to make you amazing!"--title page.
The Better Man Project is the ultimate handbook for any man who wants to live longer and, just as importantly, better. Written by Bill Phillips, editor-in-chief of Men's Health-the world's largest and most respected men's magazine-this 340-page manual is packed with thousands of useful tips and action items to upgrade your diet, fitness, health, relationships, career, and more (as quickly as possible), plus specific do-it-yourself plans to make you the best man you can be.

Common sense pregnancy : navigating a healthy pregnancy & birth for mother & baby

June 25, 2015
Faulkner, Jeanne, author.
xii, 244 pages ; 23 cm.
When You First Get Pregnant -- Choosing Your Care -- Your Pregnant Body -- Prenatal Tests -- Prenatal Education and Birth Plans -- How to Deal with Late Pregnancy Curve Balls -- When the End Is in Sight -- Are You in Labor? -- At the Hospital -- Labor Pains -- Other Labor and Delivery Issues -- C-Sections, VBACs, and More -- Once the Baby Is Born -- Processing and Healing Postpartum -- Having a New Baby -- Feeding Your Baby.
"JEANNE FAULKNER has worked in women's health for 30 years, first in doctor's offices, free clinics, and classrooms and then as a registered nurse, specializing in obstetrics, labor and delivery, and neonatal care. She began her career as a journalist in 2002 and currently writes the weekly column Ask the Labor Nurse for She contributes articles about health, medicine, food, parenting, travel, and lifestyle issues to such publications as Fit Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Shape, Better Homes & Gardens, and the Huffington Post and Oregonian newspapers. She's also the senior writer/editor for Every Mother Counts, a global maternal health advocacy organization founded by Christy Turlington Burns"-- Provided by publisher.

Genomic messages : how the evolving science of genetics affects our health, families, and future

June 25, 2015
Annas, George J., author.
New York, NY : HarperOne, [2015]
xiii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Ready or not, medical practice is changing. Advances in the field of genomics--the study of how our DNA is constructed and functions--have made it easier for physicians to diagnose, treat, and even predict today's many pressing health concerns. With the emergence of genomic sequencing and DNA analysis, this is an exciting moment in science, medicine, and personal health. But it's also an uncertain time, one fraught with understandable and uncomfortable questions: Can we take advantage of genomic progress and avoid genomic discrimination? Can medicine be tailored to a patients unique DNA profile? How will DNA banks and electronic medical records affect our privacy and welfare? Should we screen our healthy child's DNA? When is information too much information? In Genomic Messages, George Annas, J.D., M.P.H., and Sherman Elias, M.D., a health lawyer/bioethicist and an obstetrician-gynecologist/geneticist, respectively, answer these and other pressing questions about genomics. Together, they detail the field's past, present, and future, while laying out its myriad legal, medical, and ethical ramifications. They empower individuals and families with the knowledge to make better decisions about their short-term and long-term health. Comprehensive, accessible, and revolutionary, Genomic Messages is the definitive guide to genomics, personalized medicine, and the future of healthcare"-- Provided by publisher.

The thyroid diet revolution : manage your master gland of metabolism for lasting weight loss

June 25, 2015
Shomon, Mary J.
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2012.
xix, 486 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Rev. ed. of: The thyroid diet.
"Since THE THYROID DIET hit the New York Times bestseller list in 2004, the number of Americans diagnosed with thyroid disease has more than doubled--and that's just a fraction of the 50 million people suspected of living with the condition in the US. Now even more topical than its predecessor, THE THYROID DIET REVOLUTION identifies the factors that inhibit a thyroid patient's inability to lose weight and offers much-needed solutions"-- Provided by publisher.

Adult children of emotionally immature parents : how to heal from distant, rejecting, or self-involved parents

June 24, 2015
Gibson, Lindsay C.
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2015]
vi, 201 pages ; 23 cm

Restorative yoga therapy : the Yapana way to self-care and well-being

June 24, 2015
Carey, Leeann, 1961-
Novato, California : New World Library, [2015]
xiii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Yapana" is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning, "the support and extension of life." Author Leeann Carey was inspired by this concept to create her unique, inclusive approach to yoga. Here, all body types, phases of life, and levels of fitness and ability are welcomed. Carey meets readers where they are with strategic support. Yoga fundamentals - posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama) - are augmented by props that allow practitioners to hold and deepen poses. The props she suggests are not exotic (and include chairs, pillows, and walls). The beloved and recently deceased B.K.S. Iyengar worked with these types of supports. Drawing on this lineage, Carey uses props not to water down poses but to fulfill yoga's most fundamental goal of offering a path to living a more mindful and wholehearted life. In this kind of practice there is no competition with the self or with others. Instead the practice facilitates awareness, acceptance of what is, and joyful movement toward what is possible"-- Provided by publisher.

The wheel of healing with Ayurveda : an easy guide to a healthy lifestyle

June 16, 2015
Fondin, Michelle S., 1970-
xix, 265 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
My story -- A quick immersion in Ayurveda -- The entire wheel : living your dharma, or, Life's purpose -- Physical health -- Spiritual health -- Emotional health -- Healing your past -- Relationship health -- Occupational health -- Financial health -- Environmental health -- Breaking a spoke of the wheel -- Rolling smoothly : enjoying the ride -- Appendix. Sun salutations (Surya namaskar).
"Ayurveda, the "science of life," is a complete wellness system that includes all that we associate with medical care - prevention of disease, observation and diagnosis, treatment. Author Michelle Fondin found this 5,000-year-old tradition when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Ayurveda resonated with her because she was searching for ways to understand why she had become ill and actively participate in her healing - rather than simply turning it over to experts and protocols. In Ayurveda, Fondin found a truly holistic approach that considers not just diet, exercise, and genetics, but also relationships, life purpose, past experiences, environmental health, and financial stress. Her self-assessment questions allow readers to zero in on their own best practices through interventions such as eating plans, healing addictions, detoxification, and improving relationships and work. Contemporary Westerners are rediscovering the gentle yet powerful Ayurveda and Fondin's superbly clear and accessible approach to the practice shows why"-- Provided by publisher.

The New York Times book of medicine : more than 150 years of reporting on the evolution of medicine

June 16, 2015
New York : Sterling Publishing Co., [2015]
xvi, 535 pages ; 24 cm
Selected articles reprinted from The New York Times' archives.
Includes index.
AIDS -- Alzheimer's disease -- Antibiotics -- Blood pressure -- Cancer -- Cloning- stem cells -- Diabetes -- Diagnostics -- Diet and obesity -- Ethics -- The flu -- Genome -- Germ theory -- Heart disease -- Kidney disease -- Mental health -- Public health -- Reproductive medicine -- Surgery -- Transplants -- Ulcers -- Vaccines.

Mind your body : 4 weeks to a leaner, healthier life : 10 core concepts for an optimally balanced you

June 15, 2015
Harper, Joel.
xx, 235, 80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
"Foreword by Dr. Mehmet OzA renowned personal trainer to Olympic athletes, movie stars, Broadway actors, and supermodels, draws on twenty years of experience to create a powerful three-step fitness approach--combining mindful techniques with effective workouts--to achieve stunning results in only fifteen minutes a day. With a foreword by Dr. Mehmet Oz.Cutting edge research in the fields of neuroscience and neuropsychology shows that negative thinking prevents people from improving bad health and shedding excess weight. As the research makes clear, your mindset is the crucial factor when it comes to slimming down, toning up, and boosting overall well being.Joel Harper's Mind Your Body provides simple, effective ways to harness your brainpower to make lasting changes. Utilizing his powerful three-step approach, readers will learn how to quickly and simply access mindful techniques, combine them with effective fifteen minute workouts, and eat simply and deliciously to quickly, efficiently, and effortlessly yield successful weight loss, a leaner and firmer body, reduced stress, improved health, increased happiness, and enhanced energy.You'll notice improved mood, impulse control, motivation, and energy in just one day. In one week, you will have established new ways of thinking, moving, and eating that will deliver effortless weight loss, energy surges, and more restful sleep. At the end of four weeks, you will have dropped a dress size, lost up to ten pounds or more, shed fat, toned up, doubled your energy levels, and have bulletproof motivation--all thanks to a positive new outlook and fifteen minutes a day. Mind Your Body shows you how"-- Provided by publisher.

The gluten lie : and other myths about what you eat

June 15, 2015
Levinovitz, Alan, author.
263 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction: Once upon a toxin -- Science fiction is still fiction -- The gluten lie -- Fat magic -- Sugar crazy -- The sin of salt -- Nutrition myth detox -- The UNpacked Diet(TM) -- The UNpacked Dietl(TM) unpacked.
Gluten is not the enemy--and neither are salt, sugar, fat, or any foods we eliminate in the quest for optimum health. In fact, most of what we believe about nutrition is based on myth and superstition, not proven science. It's time to stop feeling guilty and start enjoying our food again. Author Alan Levinovitz shows why our problem is not what we eat, but how we eat: full of anxiety about dietary villains like pizza, pasta, steak, and snacks. Unless you suffer from celiac disease or a similar affliction, a proper diet can and should include your favorite foods--and a dose of skepticism for the latest miracle cure. Our food beliefs are shaped not by hard data, but by age-old myths and the lies we are told by huckster physicians. How do we know what to believe? Levinovitz gives you the power to evaluate the latest research for real direction, instead of being led around the grocery store in circles. The Gluten Lie will help you put the bun back on your burger, stop giving into the latest diet fads, and live a happier, healthier, more delicious life.--Adapted from book jacket.

The grain-free family table : 125 delicious recipes for fresh, healthy eating every day

June 15, 2015
Vitt, Carrie, author.
296 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Offers organic, family-friendly, and grain-free recipes that satisfy a paleo lifestyle, including blackberry apple crisp, zucchini fritters, creamy chicken, vegetable, and tomato soup, and pecan pie.

Healthy brain, happy life : a personal program to activate your brain and do everything better

June 15, 2015
Suzuki, Wendy, author.
New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, [2015]
viii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- How a geeky girl fell in love with the brain: the science of neuroplascitity and enrichment -- Solving the mysteries of memory : how memories are formed and retained -- The mystery of memory hits home: memories mean more than neurons -- Chunky no more: reconnecting my brain with my body and spirit -- The birth of an idea: how does exercise really affect the brain? -- Spandex in the classroom: exercise can make you smarter - I stress, you stress, we all stress!: challenging the neurobiology of stress response -- Making your brain smile: your brain's reward system -- The creative brain: sparking insight and divergent thinking -- Meditation and the brain: getting still and moving it forward -- Final note.
Suzuki interweaves her personal story with groundbreaking research in the neurosciences, and offers practical, short exercises--4 minute Brain Hacks--to engage your mind and improve your memory, your ability to learn new skills, and function more efficiently.

Living with rheumatoid arthritis

June 15, 2015
Shlotzhauer, Tammi L.
xix, 402 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Defining rheumatoid arthritis -- Learning about rheumatoid arthritis. The joints and rheumatoid arthritis ; The course and prognosis of rheumatoid arthritis ; Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis : why so many tests? ; Outside the joints : other symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis -- Coping with rheumatoid arthritis. Lifestyle and coping strategies ; Coping with pain and fatigue ; Coping with emotions : yours and everyone else's -- Exercises and rehabilitation. Protecting your joints ; Exercise and rheumatoid arthritis ; Specific exercises -- Medications. Meditations past, present, future ; Aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and COX-2 inhibitors ; Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) ; Biotherapies : biologics, kinase inhibitors, and a biologic medical device ; Corticosteroids ; Osteoporosis treatments -- Beyond medications : other treatments. Alternative and complementary therapies ; Nutrition : diets, nutrients, and nutritional supplements ; Surgery for rheumatoid arthritis -- Practical matters. Disability benefits, insurance, and other financial matters ; Other issues -- Closing thoughts.
Describes new findings about causes and treatments, including - New research on risk factors and triggers, including pathologic bacteria in the digestive tract, smoking, and exposure to pollutants and chemicals - Lifestyle and diet modifications that can help avoid potential triggers - How stress contributes to inflammation and other symptoms - Information about new biologic disease-modifying drugs - Promising research on biomarkers that may generate a personalized approach to treatment - Remarkable gains in reducing disability, hospitalizations, and surgeries. In addition to explaining the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for people who have rheumatoid arthritis, the author offers practical strategies for coping with the pain, fatigue, and emotional toll of a chronic illness and provides new information on associated diseases such as osteoporosis, tips for finding safe and reliable information online, and information on how to get an accurate diagnosis.

Freeing your child from anxiety : practical strategies to overcome fears, worries, and phobias and be prepared for life : from toddlers to teens

June 12, 2015
Chansky, Tamar E. (Tamar Ellsas), 1962- author.
New York : Harmony Books, 2014.
viii, 468 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Part I. Anxiety disorder basics : what you need to know to set your child free. "I can't, I'm too scared" : understanding children's fears and worries ; Making the diagnosis for anxiety : is it just a phase? ; When and where to turn for help : treatments for childhood anxiety -- Part II. Behind the scenes in your brain : teaching your child to outsmart the tricks the brain can play. How to explain worry to your child ; How to change your child's thinking and get them unstuck ; How to calm the body and unplug the alarms ; How to change anxious behavior and help your child to face their fears ; Putting it all together : the master plan for taking charge of anxiety ; The project : how to make the process work ; The parent's stance : broadening your child's base in the world and expanding the confidence zone -- Part III. All worries great and small! : common childhood fears and worries and problem anxieties. From everyday worries to Generalized Anxiety Disorder ; From the mini-scaries to real phobias ; From shyness to social anxiety and selective mutism ; From clinginess to separation anxiety and panic disorder ; From superstitions and rituals to obsessive-compulsive disorder and PANS ; From nervous habits to Tourette's syndrome and trichotillomania ; From acute stress to post-traumatic stress disorder -- Part IV. Anxiety : beyond the diagnoses. Things that go bump in the night : from nighttime fears to sleep anxieties ; Expanding the focus : anxious children at school and with friends and family ; Worry prevention in the real world ; Taking the pressure off of pressure cooker kids ; Freeing yourself from anxiety : your child will lead the way.
An authoritative resource written by a prominent childhood-anxiety expert guides parents through a proven program that will help their children overcome their fears, worries and anxieties to lead happier, healthier lives.

Many faces one voice : secrets from The anonymous people

June 11, 2015
Mikhitarian, Bud, author.
Las Vegas : Central Recovery Press, 2015.
ix, 387 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
"A companion book to the award-winning film The Anonymous People. A compendium of insights that chronicles the intimate and inspiring stories of people in recovery from addiction who have exposed their secrets to light and are fighting to erase stigma and discrimination. The author was one of the key members of the documentary team that captured over 110 hours of interviews with celebrities, politicians, recovery leaders, and advocates. Their stories, brutally honest and often breathtaking, confront the paradox of anonymity and reveal the hope and power of recovery for individuals, families, and everyone. Many faces one voice is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the history of recovery in America."--Back cover.

Our aging bodies

June 11, 2015
Merrill, Gary F., author.
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2015]
vii, 301 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
How we age -- The aging nervous system -- The aging endocrine system -- The aging immune system -- The aging reproductive system -- The aging urinary system -- The aging gastrointestinal system -- The aging musculoskeletal system -- The aging cardiovascular system -- The aging respiratory system.
"People in developed countries are living longer and, just as the aged population around the world is steadily growing, the number of adults eighty-five and older in the United States is projected to quadruple to twenty-one million people by 2050. The aging of our population has huge implications for baby boomers and their children, and has generated a greater interest in the causes and effects of aging. Our Aging Bodies provides a clear, scientifically based explanation of what happens to all the major organ systems and bodily processes--such as the cardiovascular and digestive systems--as people age. The first section is an overview of secondary aging--changes that occur with age that are related to disease and the environment--and include the effect of such things as diet, humor, and exercise. Readers will also learn about primary aging--intrinsic changes that occur with the aging of specific organs and body systems (including the prostate, the heart, the digestive system, and the brain). Throughout the book, Gary F. Merrill weaves in personal anecdotes and stories that help clarify and reinforce the facts and principles of the underlying scientific processes and explanations. Our Aging Bodies is accessible to a general reader interested in the aging phenomenon, or baby boomers wanting to be more informed when seeing their doctor and discussing changes to their bodies as they age"--Publisher's description.

The ghost in my brain : how a concussion stole my life and how the new science of brain plasticity helped me get it back

June 11, 2015
Elliott, Clark (Scientist), author.
New York : Viking, 2015.
xxiv, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part 1: Concussion. Midnight ; The size of the problem : the magnificence of the human brain ; Through the kaleidoscope ; The crash ; Something is wrong ; Do you know your name? ; Word maps gone awry ; Why are you here? ; Apple, scarf, tree -- Part 2: The components of cognition. Background ; The human machine is broken ; Balance in the symbolic world ; Visual/spatial patterns, shapes, relationships ; Time is a metaphor ; The building blocks of cognition and the metacognitive voice ; At least we can laugh : pain and humor ; Processing the audio signal ; Social challenges ; Physical changes ; Spiraling downward -- Part 3: The ghost returns. Meet Dr. Dots! ; Brain glasses ; The ghost -- Part 4: The science of brain plasticity. Donalee Markus and her designs for strong minds ; Deborah Zelinsky and the mind-eye connection.
"The dramatic story of one man's recovery offers new hope to those suffering from concussions and other brain traumas. In 1999, Clark Elliott suffered a concussion when his car was rear-ended. Overnight his life changed from that of a rising professor with a research career in artificial intelligence to a humbled man struggling to get through a single day. At times he couldn't walk across a room, or even name his five children. Doctors told him he would never fully recover. After eight years, the cognitive demands of his job, and of being a single parent, finally became more than he could manage. As a result of one final effort to recover, he crossed paths with two brilliant Chicago-area research-clinicians--one an optometrist emphasizing neurodevelopmental techniques, the other a cognitive psychologist--working on the leading edge of brain plasticity. Within weeks the ghost of who he had been started to re-emerge. Remarkably, Elliott kept detailed notes throughout his experience, from the moment of impact to the final stages of his recovery, astounding documentation that is the basis of this fascinating book. The Ghost in My Brain gives hope to the millions who suffer from head injuries each year, and provides a unique and informative window into the world's most complex computational device: the human brain"-- Provided by publisher.

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