New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

February 24, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Blue dreams : the science and the story of the drugs that changed our minds

February 22, 2018
Slater, Lauren, author.
xv, 400 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Thorazine: Awake! -- Lithium: a salted stone -- Early antidepressants: the three-ringed molecule and the psychic energizer -- SSRIs: the birth of Prozac -- Placebos: the dancing disease -- Psilocybin (magic mushrooms): God's flesh -- MDMA (Ecstasy): the marriage medicine -- PKMzeta/ZIP (memory drugs): the spotless mind -- Deep brain stimulation: Who holds the clicker? -- Epilogue: Where we're headed.
Explores the discovery, invention, science, and people behind today's major psychotropic drugs, from the earliest, Thorazine and Lithium, through Prozac and Ecstasy, to today's most cutting-edge memory drugs and neural implants.

Current medical diagnosis & treatment.

February 21, 2018
Los Altos, Calif. : Lange Medical Publications.
v. ; 26 cm.
Publisher varies: <2011>-2015, McGraw-Hill Medical ; 2016- McGraw-Hill Education.
"A Lange medical book"--T.p. (2011).

Congenital disorders sourcebook.

February 21, 2018
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc.
volumes ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about nonhereditary birth defects and disorders, including facts about prevention and treatment options. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

In full flight : a story of Africa and atonement

February 21, 2018
Heminway, John Hylan, 1944- author.
316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Prologue: The end -- That's all I'll say -- If -- La Coquille -- We are finished -- A Pukka place -- The emergency -- The piper -- Miss Mary -- L'enfer des femmes -- Begin the beguine -- Dr. Claude -- No. 40 flat heels -- Rabble of Communist fomenters -- The scorecard -- The wrong side of the binoculars -- I know what I'm doing -- I'll be back -- Hiding in full view -- In memoriam, Africa.
"The revelatory account of a woman's quest for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II--a heroic career that hid a dark wartime past"-- Provided by publisher.

Baby & toddler basics : expert answers to parents' top 150 questions

February 20, 2018
Remer Altmann, Tanya author.
Itasca, IL : American Academy of Pediatrics, [2018]
xvi, 295 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Basic baby care -- Breastfeeding -- Formula feeding -- Beyond bottles and breastfeeding: starting solid foods -- Pooping -- Stomachaches and vomiting -- Fever -- Coughs, colds, and more -- Vaccines -- Skin -- Child care -- Ingestions, injuries, and first aid --Growing up -- Sleep.
Baby and toddler basics focuses on parents' top 150 questions, based on pediatrician Dr. Tanya's years in practice. An internet search of these questions could yield dozens of answers, many from dubious sources. Dr. Tanya addresses parents' concerns with the expertise of a pediatrician backed by the trusted authority of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Baby and toddler basics' clear Q&A layout means it's just as fast as Googling, but with answers parents can trust, based on medically-sound AAP policy.

The food therapist : break bad habits, eat with intention, and indulge without worry

February 20, 2018
Lenchewski, Shira, author.
New York : Goop Press, Grand Central Life & Style, 2018.
xiv, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Your dig-deep food therapy session -- Your deliciously doable food intervention -- Conclusion: Forget the fairy tale; create your own happy ending.
We aspire to eat healthfully, but find ourselves making hasty food choices driven by stress and convenience. Lenchewski believes we can't make good food decisions if we don't examine our relationship with food. Here she reveals the root causes of our emotional hang-ups around food, and provides tools to help us plan ahead wisely, conquer cravings without deprivation, and recognize our fullness signals.

Hormonal : the hidden intelligence of hormones : how they drive desire, shape relationships, influence our choices, and make us wiser

February 20, 2018
Haselton, Martie Gail, 1970- author.
278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction: The new Darwinian feminism -- The trouble with hormones -- Heat seekers -- Around the Moon in twenty-eight days -- The evolution of desire -- Mate shopping -- The (not quite) undercover ovulator -- Maidens to matriarchs -- Hormonal intelligence.
Identifies the sources of behavioral and physiological changes attributed to a woman's hormone cycles, revealing a hidden adaptive intelligence in the body's hormones and how an awareness of protective hormonal activity can help women to make better-informed decisions.

Love your age : the small-step solution to a better, longer, happier life

February 19, 2018
Grufferman, Barbara Hannah, author.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
How one small step sparked a whole new life -- Health check-in -- All roads lead to fitness -- Food to fuel your life --Sleep, the third pillar of health -- Menopause, the magical mystery tour -- Better living through better sex -- Strong brain, sharp mind -- Healthy, sexy smile -- Seeing is believing -- Get smart about skin -- Look the part -- Happiness matters --No woman is an island --No one wants to talk about... -- Small steps, big difference -- One habit to rule them all.
Inspiring and elegantly designed, this powerful, practical guide to aging will be an indispensable resource for anyone looking to live their best life. This book is a fun, fast read featuring more than a hundred easy-to-adopt "small steps"--The foundation for ingrained habits that will yield longer, happier, and healthier years. Packed with expert tips, myth busters, checklists, real-life anecdotes, and sage wisdom, this book will instill positive aging in every area, including health, fitness, style, work, and relationships."--Provided by publisher.

Endure : mind, body, and the curiously elastic limits of human performance

February 19, 2018
Hutchinson, Alex, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
xi, 306 pages ; 24 cm
"From the National Magazine Award-winning Runner's World columnist, frequent contributor, and Cambridge-trained physicist: a fascinating and definitive exploration of the science of endurance and peak performance"-- Provided by publisher.

The candida cure : the 90-day program to balance your gut, beat candida, and restore vibrant health

February 15, 2018
Boroch, Ann, author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
x, 290 pages ; 24 cm
"Ann Boroch's cult-classic health book, now revised and updated with a quick start cleanse, easy recipes, and more. It's not news that Americans are sicker than ever. Seventy million of us suffer from digestive problems like acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or gastro esophageal reflex disorder (GERD). Another forty million have been diagnosed with anxiety and/or depression and a staggering fifty million Americans live with an autoimmune disease. But what is newsworthy is that all of these conditions share a common thread you've probably never heard of: candida. "Candida" is the term for a group of yeast organisms that have lived in our digestive tract for millennia, in harmony with the other thousands of bacteria, viruses, and archaea that make up our microbiome. But due to poor diets, processed foods, overuse of antibiotics, environmental toxins, and increased stress, our microbiome has been under steady and constant attack for decades. Yeast are of a heartier stock than bacterial microbes, and as bacteria die off, yeast begins to overgrow in the digestive tract, a condition known as candidiasis. Mild and moderate cases of candidiasis present with fatigue, IBS, eczema, depression, brain fog, migraines, and weight gain. Severe cases allow the afflicted to develop autoimmune disease (such as Multiple Sclerosis), cancer, and Alzheimer's. Ann Boroch's self-published book, The Candida Cure, has been the #1 resource in candida treatment since 2008. Her program--which she used to heal herself from a life-threatening autoimmune disorder--has stood the test of time, and has become a life-changing resource for more than 65,000 people. Now, in this revised edition, Ann offers her readers even more tools, with updated information and case histories, a quick start cleanse, and all-new recipes and eating plans"-- Provided by publisher.

The dental diet : the surprising link between your teeth, real food, and life-changing natural health

February 14, 2018
Lin, Steven, 1984- author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2018.
xii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Dr. Steven Lin, an experienced dentist and the world's first dental nutritionist, shares the food-based health principles he has developed over the course of his career to ensure you have a healthy mouth and body for the rest of your life. Merging dental and nutritional science, Dr. Lin lays out the dietary program that not only prevents both dental fillings and cholesterol medications but gives readers the resources to raise kids who develop naturally straight teeth. From analyzing our ancestral traditions to epigenetics to exploring gut health and the microbiome, Dr. Lin provides the science behind his program and shares real-world applications. The Dental Diet arms the reader with a 40-day meal plan to help you easily and successfully implement the techniques into your everyday life. The Dental Diet food pyramid, exercises for the mouth, recipes, and cooking techniques are provided in helpful and efficient detail. What's good for the mouth is good for the body, and The Dental Diet shows readers that the tools to improve overall wellness levels and reverse disease are closer than we think--in our markets, our pantries, and, most frequently, in our mouths"-- Provided by publisher.

Diet for the mind : the latest science on what to eat to prevent Alzheimer's and cognitive decline-- from the creator of the MIND diet

February 14, 2018
Morris, Martha Clare, author.
xii, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Where the heart and mind meet -- Part I. Mind-healthy science -- Cognitive decline and dementia -- Essential nutrients for the brain -- Foods for everyday eating -- Foods to eat every week -- Brainless foods that harm the mind -- Comparing the Mediterranean, DASH, and MIND diets -- Part II. Mind-healthy lifestyle and recipes -- Create your healthiest life -- Breakfast -- Whole grains -- Leafy greens -- Other vegetables -- Beans and legumes -- Seafood and poultry -- Entertaining -- Snacks and desserts.
Looks at the role that diet plays in brain health and the prevention of cognitive decline and offers a diet designed to ensure that the brain gets the nutrients it needs to function at its best, along with eighty recipes full of brain nutrients.

Quackery : a brief history of the worst ways to cure everything

February 14, 2018
Kang, Lydia, author.
New York : Workman Publishing, [2017]
viii, 344 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 21 cm
Elements: prescriptions from the periodic table -- Mercury -- Antimony -- Arsenic -- Gold -- Radium & Radon -- The women's health hall of shame -- Plants & soil: nature's gifts -- Opiates -- Strychnine -- Tobacco -- Cocaine -- Alcohol -- Earth -- The antidotes hall of shame -- Tools: slicing, dicing, dousing & draining -- Bloodletting -- Lobotomy -- Cautery & blistering -- Enemas -- Hydrotherapy & the Cold Water Cure -- Surgery -- Anesthesia -- The men's health hall of shame -- Animals: creepy crawlies, corpses, and the healing power of the human body -- Leeches -- Cannibalism & corpse medicine -- Animal-derived medicines -- Sex -- Fasting -- The weight loss hall of shame -- Mysterious powers: waves, rays, and curious airs -- Electricity -- Animal magnetism -- Light -- Radionics -- The king's touch -- The eye care hall of shame -- The cancer cure hall of shame.
"What won't we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine--yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison--was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious "treatments"--conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)--that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine"-- Provided by publisher.

Paleo principles: the science behind the paleo template, step-by-step guides, meal plans, and 200+ healthy & delicious recipes for real life

February 12, 2018
Ballantyne, Sarah, author.
672 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
"The Paleo diet is a nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory whole-foods diet based on eating a variety of quality vegetables, meats, seafood, fruits, eggs, nuts, seeds, healthy fats, herbs, and spices. It is clinically proven to improve health by providing complete and balanced nutrition while omitting most processed and refined foods and empty calories. Far from being a historical re-enactment, the Paleo framework is derived from thousands of scientific studies that illuminate our understanding of which foods support health and which foods undermine it. Combined with attention to essential lifestyle factors like physical activity, sleep, and stress, the Paleo template is quite simply the most robust approach out there for optimal health, performance, and longevity! With the perfect balance of detailed explanations, accessible summaries of actionable information, and visual guides, Paleo Principles provides everything readers need to achieve their best health. Beyond a set of rules, this book teaches precisely why some foods are better choices than others while providing indispensable resources like food lists, shopping guides, and cooking how-tos."

Change your schedule, change your life : how to harness the power of clock genes to lose weight, optimize your workout, and finally get a good night's sleep

February 12, 2018
Kshirsagar, Suhas G., author.
xiii, 271 pages ; 24 cm
It's not you, it's your schedule -- Using your body's internal clock -- Listening to your body -- Sleep is the miracle drug -- The right sleep routine for you -- You are when you eat -- The right diet for you -- The right exercise at the right time -- The right exercise for you -- Your body through the seasons -- The seasons of your life -- How to build the perfect day.
"An eye-opening handbook from a leading Ayurvedic physician that blends cutting-edge science on "clock genes" with ancient eastern wisdom to help us understand how to harness the power of chronobiology to effortlessly lose weight, sleep better, exercise stronger, reduce stress, and boost our well being. "It's not you, it's your schedule." Does it sound like magic? It's not. We've all heard of circadian rhythms--those biological processes that give us jet lag and make us night owls or early birds. But few of us know just how profoundly these diurnal patterns affect our overall health. Bad habits like skipping meals, squeezing in workouts when it's convenient, working late into the night to maximize productivity and then trying to "catch up" on sleep during the weekend disrupt our natural cycles. A growing body of research on chronobiology reveals just how sensitive the human body is to these rhythms all the way down to the genetic level. Our "clock genes" control more than we realize, and small changes can make the difference between battling our bodies, and effortlessly managing weight, sleep, stress, inflammation, and more. Marrying ancient Ayurvedic wisdom with the latest scientific research, Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar's holistic step-by-step 30-day plan gives you the tools--and the schedule--you need to transform your life. With diagnostic quizzes to determine your specific mind-body type, you will learn to adapt you schedule for effortless wellness for life"-- Provided by publisher.

The healing self : a revolutionary new plan to supercharge your immunity and stay well for life

February 12, 2018
Chopra, Deepak, author.
290 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Overview: Wellness now -- many threats, one great hope -- Part one. The healing journey -- Getting real, getting started -- Who stays well and who doesn't? -- Nothing is better than love -- Lifeline to the heart -- Getting out of overdrive -- The biggest single thing to heal -- Mindful or mindless? -- The hidden power of beliefs -- The wise healer -- The end of suffering -- Part two. Healing is now: a 7-day action plan -- Anti-inflammation diet -- Stress reduction -- Anti-aging -- Stand, walk, rest, sleep -- Core beliefs -- Non-struggle -- Evolution -- Alzheimer's today and tomorrow -- Some optimistic thoughts about cancer.
"Combining the best current medical knowledge with a new approach grounded in integrative medicine, Chopra and Tanzi offer a groundbreaking new model of healing and the healing system, one of the main mysteries in the mind-body connection"-- Provided by publisher.

The genius within : unlocking your brain's potential

February 12, 2018
Adam, David, 1972- author.
326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Our brain revolution -- Mensa material -- A problem of intelligence -- Treating and cheating -- Pills and skills -- The mutual autopsy society -- Born with brains -- Current thinking -- The man who learned to cry -- The brain and other muscles -- The little girl who could draw -- The genius within -- The happiest man on death row -- On the brain train -- Faster, stronger, smarter.
"David Adam explores the groundbreaking neuroscience of cognitive enhancement that is changing the way the brain and the mind works--to make it better, sharper, more focused and, yes, more intelligent. He considers how we measure and judge intelligence, taking us on a fascinating tour of the history of brain science and medicine, from gentlemen scientist brain autopsy clubs to case studies of mental health patients with extraordinary savant abilities. In addition to reporting on the latest research and fascinating case studies, David also goes on his own personal journey to investigate the possibilities of neuroenhancement, using himself as a guinea pig for smart pills and electrical brain stimulation in order to improve his IQ scores and cheat his way into MENSA. Getting to the heart of how we think about intelligence and mental ability, The Genius Within plunges into deep ethical, neuroscientific, and historical pools of enquiry about the science of brain function, untapping potential, and what it means for all of us. Going to the heart of how we consider, measure, and judge mental ability, The Genius Within asks difficult questions about the science that could rank and define us, and inevitably shape our future."--Dust jacket.

The plant-based solution : America's healthy heart doc's plan to power your health

February 12, 2018
Kahn, Joel K., author.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, Inc., 2018.
xxiv, 249 pages ; 24 cm
The six pillars of support for the plant-based solution... -- The heart of the matter... -- The sweet news about diabetes... -- Slim and trim... -- High on plants for low blood pressure... -- Hello plants, goodbye cholesterol... -- Grow plants not cancer cells... -- Beans not butter for better brains...-- Grow plants not autoimmune diseases... -- Plant-powered GI and kidney systems... -- Fifty shades of green with plants and sex... -- The garden of youth... -- Plants, the plight of animals, and world religions... -- The earthen plate and the environment... -- A twenty-one-day menu with recipes (and bonus recipes).
Kahn believes that a plant-based diet can prevent and reverse heart disease, but what about other chronic conditions? He presents compelling scientific research to demonstrate how you can take charge of your own health, lose weight, and reduce your risk of cancer and diabetes. He explores the links between a vegan diet and your sex drive, gut health, and brain chemistry. And he even provides a 21-day menu plan with recipes in the last quarter of the book.

Dirty genes : a breakthrough program to treat the root cause of illness and optimize your health

February 9, 2018
Lynch, Ben, 1974- author.
viii, 371 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: Your genes are not your destiny! -- Part I. Can you control your genes? Cleaning up your dirty genes ; Gene secrets: what they didn't teach you in science class ; What's your genetic profile? -- Part II. Meet your dirty genes. Laundry list 1: which of your genes need cleaning? ; MTHFR: methylation master ; COMT: focus and buoyancy, or mellowness and calm ; DAO: oversensitivity to foods ; MAOA: mood swings and carb cravings ; GST/GPX: detox dilemmas ; NOS3: heart issues ; PEMT: call membrane and liver problems -- Part III. Your clean genes protocol. Soak and scrub: your first two weeks ; Your clean genes recipes ; Laundry list 2: which genes need more cleaning? ; Spot cleaning: your second two weeks -- Conclusion: The future of gene health -- Appendix A. Lab testing -- Appendix B. Genetic testing and evaluation -- Appendix C. Mold and indoor air quality testing.
"After suffering for years with unexplainable health issues, Dr. Ben Lynch discovered the root cause--"dirty" genes. Genes can be "born dirty" or merely "act dirty" in response to your environment, diet, or lifestyle--causing lifelong, life-threatening, and chronic health problems, including cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, obesity, cancer, and diabetes. Based on his own experience and successfully helping thousands of clients, Dr. Lynch shows you how to identify and optimize both types of dirty genes by cleaning them up with targeted and personalized plans, including healthy eating, good sleep, stress relief, environmental detox, and other holistic and natural means. Many of us believe our genes doom us to the disorders that run in our families. But Dr. Lynch reveals that with the right plan in place, you can eliminate symptoms, and optimize your physical and mental health--and ultimately rewrite your genetic destiny." --

The end of epidemics : the looming threat to humanity and how to stop it

February 9, 2018
Quick, Jonathan D., author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
xii, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Stop epidemics with the power of seven -- The bush-lessons from ebola, AIDS and zika -- The barn -- The triple threat : bioterror, bio-error and Dr. Frankenstein -- The costs of complacency -- Lead like the house is on fire -- Resilient systems, global security -- Active prevention, constant readiness -- Fatal fictions, timely truths -- Disruptive innovation, collaborative transformation -- Invest wisely, save lives -- Ring the alarm, rouse the leaders.
Outlines recommendations for preventing the next global pandemic, drawing on the examples of epidemics ranging from smallpox and AIDS to SARS and Ebola to outline specific measures for appropriate spending, communication, and innovation. --Publisher

A Frenchwoman's guide to sex after sixty

February 9, 2018
Hennezel, Marie de, 1946- author.
199 pages ; 22 cm
Also published in English as "Sex and sixty" by Scribe in 2017.
"With wit and a soupçon of irreverence, Marie de Hennezel shows that there is no age limit for erotic joy. Through interviews with countless older French women and men, de Hennezel uncovers a plethora of tips for enjoying a rich and satisfying sex life after age sixty. She suggests that perhaps the most important point is to have a positive self-image-to love yourself-and instead of worrying about wrinkles and other outward signs of aging, to cultivate an inner youthfulness, which, combined with a certain maturity, she says, can be sexier than youth all by itself. It is better to skip the plastic surgery and intense workouts at the gym and focus on sensuality, pleasure, and emotional intimacy instead."--Provided by publisher.

Adolescent health sourcebook.

February 8, 2018
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, c2002-
v. ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about the physical, mental, and emotional health and development of adolescents. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"--Provided by publisher.

Exercises for perfect posture : stand tall program for better health through good posture

February 8, 2018
Smith, William, 1976- author.
xvi, 121 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Posture overview -- Common posture-related maladies -- Perfect posture success stories -- Assessment and screening -- The exercies -- Physical evaluations.

This narrow space : a pediatric oncologist, his Jewish, Muslim, and Christian patients, and a hospital in Jerusalem

February 8, 2018
Waldman, Elisha, author.
245 pages ; 22 cm
"A memoir both bittersweet and inspiring by an American pediatric oncologist who spent seven years in Jerusalem taking care of Israeli and Palestinian children with one tragic thing in common--a diagnosis of pediatric cancer"-- Provided by publisher.

Energy medicine : balancing your body's energies for optimal health, joy, and vitality

February 8, 2018
Eden, Donna, author.
New York, NY : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, [2008]
xxvi, 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction. The return of energy medicine -- Part I. Awakening the two-million-year-old healer within -- 1. Energy is all there is -- 2. Energy testing : talking with your energy body -- 3. Keeping your energies humming : a daily routine -- Part II. The anatomy of your energy body : nine energy systems -- 4. The meridians : your energy transportation system -- 5. The chakras : you body's energy stations -- 6. Aura, electrics, Celtic weave, and basic grid : protecting, connecting, weaving, supporting -- 7. The five rhythms : the drummers to which you march -- 8. Triple warmer and the radiant circuits : the energetic arms of your immune system -- Part III. Weaving it all together -- 9. Illness : your body's reset button -- 10. Pain : natures's idea of tough love -- 11. Swimming in electromagnetic currents : making the best of an ecosystem in distress -- 12. Setting your habit field for optimum health and performance -- Epilogue. Journeys to the outer realms -- Appendix. Energy medicine resources.
An exploration of the techniques of energy medicine, detailing eight major energy systems, including the meridians, the chakras, the aura, the Celtic weave, the basic grid, the five rhythms, the triple warmer, and the strange flows; and showing how to apply the energies to conquer the illnesses and stresses that affect health.

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