New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

September 17, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Get up! : why your chair is killing you and what you can do about it

September 16, 2014
Levine, James A., author.
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2014].
vi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
The chairman's rise to power. In the beginning ; Feed me, move me ; The brain strain ; Despite your chair, you are an individual -- The chairman's curse. The chair-cursed body ; The chair-cursed mind ; The chair-cursed car ; The chairman's vision -- Oust the chairman : the solution revolution. Solutions : why do we need them? ; Invent! Underwear solutions ; Work! Office solutions ; Learn! Education solutions ; GET UP!, Step 1 : get personal! ; GET UP!, Step 2 : plan! ; GET UP!, Step 3 : weapons! ; GET UP!, Step 4 : play! : the pulse of creativity ; Defeat the chairman : end lethal sitting.
"That the average adult spends 50 to 70 percent of their day sitting is no surprise to anyone who works in an office environment. But few realize the health consequences they are suffering as a result of modernity's increasingly sedentary lifestyle, or the effects it has had on society at large. In Get Up! , health expert James A. Levine's original scientific research shows that today's chair-based world, where we no longer use our bodies as they evolved to be used, is having negative consequences on our health, and is a leading cause of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Over the decades, humans have moved from a primarily active lifestyle to one that is largely sedentary, and this change has reshaped every facet of our lives--from social interaction to classroom design. Levine shows how to throw off the shackles of inertia and reverse these negative trends through simple changes in our daily lives"-- Provided by publisher.

No more cancer : a complete guide to preventing, treating, and overcoming cancer

September 16, 2014
Null, Gary.
xi, 253 pages ; 24 cm
An exploration of current alternative treatments for cancer not explored by mainstream medicine, also identifies foods and supplements that potentially bolster the body's immune system and reduce cancer risks.

Shocked : adventures in bringing back the recently dead

September 16, 2014
Casarett, David J., author.
New York, New York : Current, 2014.
viii, 260 pages ; 24 cm
The Big Mac rule of resuscitation and the search for the limits of life -- Why Amsterdam used to be a good place to commit suicide -- The ice woman meets the strange new science of resuscitation -- Science fiction, space travel, and suspended animation -- The deep freeze future : cryonauts venture to the frontiers of immortality -- Crowdsourcing survival -- When is "dead" really dead? Listen for the violins.
"Not too long ago, when you were dead, you were dead. There was no coming back. But a little electricity, applied to the heart in just the right way, has changed all that. Now death has become just another serious complication. Dr. David Casarett, a ... researcher and professor of medicine, now chronicles his journey to the cutting edge of resuscitation"--Provided by publisher.

Energy medicine yoga : amplify the healing power of your yoga practice

September 16, 2014
Walker, Lauren.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, Inc., [2014]
xx, 201 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Yogalean : poses and recipes to promote weight loss and vitality

September 15, 2014
Shaw, Beth, 1966- author.
New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, [2014]
xix, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
" Combining nutrition and exercise science with yogic wisdom and principles, YogaLean offers a holistic lifestyle program that includes: fully illustrated yoga poses; a menu of cardio and weight-training workouts; easy recipes (gluten-free!) and simple suggestions for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks; daily meditations; breathing exercises; strategies for clearing clutter from your space in order to clear barriers from your life; a one-week jumpstart plan outlining precisely what to eat and how to exercise your body and mind "-- Provided by publisher.

Love your body : eat smart, get healthy, find your ideal weight, and feel beautiful inside & out!

September 15, 2014
Fuhrman, Talia.
[Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale, [2014]
xiii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Talia Fuhrman knows that the true meaning of health and wellness comes not only from delicious, nutrient-rich foods, but also from the power of positive energy and zest for a truly fulfilling life. In Love Your Body, [she] shows readers how to get their green juice on, find their ideal weight, and get radiant, clear skin--and also how to gain confidence, enjoy strong friendships, and explore the passions that make them jump out of bed each morning with their widest smiles"-- Provided by publisher.

Strong is the new skinny : how to eat, live, and move to maximize your power

September 15, 2014
Cohen, Jennifer, 1975-
New York : Harmony Books, [2014]
239 pages : illustrations, ; 23 cm
"Strong Is the New Skinny offers a reality-based diet, lifestyle, and fitness program (the "SINS" plan, for short) so you can: - Maximize your potential, as well as your energy, vitality, and power. - Train your brain--develop resilience and mental fortitude in every area of your life. - Add muscle, increase speed, and enhance flexibility. - Strengthen your arms, back, core, and legs--and crank up the challenge when you're ready for the next level. - Torch fat with Strong Moves: a series of heart-healthy H.I.I.T. workouts that take as little as 10 minutes. - Kick-start your Get-Fit, Get-Fierce plan with the Strong Seven--7 days of 7 power foods. Whether you're just getting started or training for a challenging physical event, this book gives you all the tools you need to become leaner, fitter, and stronger: nutritionally, physically, psychologically, and emotionally"-- Provided by publisher.

For goodness sex : changing the way we talk to teens about sexuality, values, and health

September 15, 2014
Vernacchio, Al, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
xiii, 254 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
A progressive approach to sexuality education that challenges commonly-held beliefs about how we talk to young people about sex and offers a proven alternative to the standard conversations taking place in schools and homes across America-- Provided by publisher.

Dr. Mütter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine

September 15, 2014
Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe, author.
371 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities. Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools-or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. Although he died at just forty-eight, Mütter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time. Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mütter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia's Mütter Museum. Award-winning writer Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter's efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation-despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. (Foremost among them : Charles D. Meigs, an influential obstetrician who loathed Mütter's "overly" modern medical opinions.) In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. Mütter's Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the "P.T. Barnum of the surgery room."--Provided by publisher.

The swift diet : 4 weeks to mend the belly, lose the weight, and get rid of the bloat

September 15, 2014
Swift, Kathie Madonna.
New York, New York : Hudson Street Press, [2014].
xi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"As a clinical nutritionist over the past three decades working at the country's premier health and wellness centers, Kathie Madonna Swift has worked with thousands of clients. What she has consistently found is that women who want to lose weight nearly always have additional digestive issues, such as gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. Many also suffer from seemingly unrelated ailments like joint pain and troublesome skin. The truly effective, cutting-edge strategies that she developed for her clients confirm what research now shows: the road to health and vitality runs through the gut. New research shows that lean people actually have different gut bacteria from heavier people. Now, in The Swift Diet, Kathie brings us the plan that has helped thousands of women shed unwanted pounds, showing us how we can lose weight permanently by eating to change our gut bacteria, or "microbiota"--without going hungry or feeling deprived. But the promise doesn't stop there--the diet also helps heal the digestive distress that so often goes with carrying extra weight. With its groundbreaking message and simple eating plan, the Swift Diet will be the one that finally heals the belly and gets the weight off--permanently"-- Provided by publisher.

The energies of love : using energy medicine to keep your relationship thriving

September 15, 2014
Eden, Donna.
New York : Tarcher/Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
xv, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A relationship begins with the meeting of two unique energies. This union of energies, though invisible, determines the way you communicate, fight, love, and want to be loved. In this book, the authors draw on the real-life experiences of couples who have attended their workshops, as well as their own experience as husband and wife, to show how an understanding of your energy system and that of your partner can help you build a more harmonious and loving bond. We all have different ways of making sense of the world around us, but when faced with conflict, especially with those we care most about, we tend to revert to one of four "Energetic Stress Styles". Visuals are extremely passionate and inspire others to care about the things they care about, but in moments of conflict, their take on the situation can overshadow what is actually occurring, undermining their ability to empathize with their partner. Kinesthetics are generous, compassionate, and accepting of other people, but their caring nature pulls them in too many directions. They try to meet others' needs at the expense of their own, which can cause mounting resentment. Digitals are rational and principled and have a gift for quickly understanding complex situations, but they can become closed to others' perspectives and feelings. Tonals have a gift for understanding others and their dilemmas, but during moments of conflict, their ability to read between the lines can morph into hearing what was never said, felt, or thought. According to the authors, the strongest relationships are those in which the two parties feel that they are partners on a shared spiritual journey. By helping you better understand your own unique energy system, as well as that of your partner, you will be able to recognize your strengths as a couple--and avoid the pitfalls"-- Provided by publisher.

Wheat belly total health : the ultimate grain-free health and weight-loss life plan

September 15, 2014
Davis, William, 1957-
xviii, 398 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part 1. No grain is a good grain: grazed, grass-fed, and fattened -- Part 2. Living grainlessly: restoring the natural state of human life -- Part 3. Be a grainless overachiever: the next steps to reclaiming grain-free total health.
Wheat Belly Total Health answers the question, "What's next in the battle against wheat?" In his follow-up to the mega bestseller, Wheat Belly, Dr. Davis helps his readers take command over their life and health in the aftermath of wheat. There are many strategies that will help heal the damage caused by years of a wheat filled diet. And many of these lessons have been learned in the years since the original Wheat Belly was released, lessons played out on the broad public stage of over one million readers, all participating in this grand adventure. Reordering your life after wheat is about learning how to regain full metabolic, gastrointestinal, thyroid, cardiovascular, hormonal, sleep, neurological, bone, and joint health. Understanding the strategies and putting them to use can take health several steps higher, even if the reader has already had a major health success without wheat. In addition to achieving better health in many different areas, life performance also improves in virtually all settings. In the life after wheat, you'll feel unrestrained, unimpaired, and unstoppable!

The whole heart solution : halt heart disease now with the best alternative and traditional medicine

September 12, 2014
Kahn, Joel.
New York, NY : The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., [2013]
ix, 308 pages ; 24 cm

Behind the gates of Gomorrah : a year with the criminally insane

September 12, 2014
Seager, Stephen B., author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
xiv, 270 pages ; 24 cm

Internal medicine : a doctor's stories

September 12, 2014
Holt, Terry.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
xii, 273 pages ; 22 cm.
A sign of weakness -- Giving bad news -- Orphan -- The perfect code -- When I was wrong -- Heart failure -- The surgical mask -- Iron maiden -- The grand inquisitor.
"Out of the crucible of medical training, award-winning writer Terrence Holt shapes this ... account of residency, the years-long ordeal in which doctors are made. 'Amid all the mess and squalor of the hospital, with its blind random unraveling of lives,' [this book] finds the compassion from which doctors discover the strength to care"--Dust jacket flap.

Working stiff : two years, 262 bodies, and the making of a medical examiner

September 11, 2014
Melinek, Judy, author.
New York : Scribner, 2014.
258 pages ; 24 cm

Barron's PCAT, Pharmacy College Admission Test.

September 10, 2014
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, c2008-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Not fade away : a memoir of senses lost and found

September 10, 2014
Alexander, Rebecca (Psychotherapist)
New York, New York : Gotham, [2014]
308 pages ; 22 cm
"The inspiring memoir of a young woman who is slowly losing her sight and hearing yet continues to live each day with grace and purpose. Thirty-four-year-old Rebecca Alexander is a psychotherapist, a spin instructor, a volunteer, and an athlete. She is also almost completely blind, with significantly deteriorated hearing. Not Fade Away is a deeply moving exploration of the obstacles we all face-physical, psychological, and philosophical. Like The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Rebecca's story is an exquisite reminder to live each day to its fullest. When Rebecca was twelve, her parents were told that she would be completely blind before she turned thirty. At eighteen, she fell through a window, shattering her body. In college, she found out that due to a rare genetic disorder-Usher Syndrome Type III-she was losing her hearing as well. Since then, she has earned two Master's degrees from Columbia University, ridden a six-hundred-mile bike race, hiked the Inca Trail, and established a thriving career-all while maintaining a vibrant social life. In Not Fade Away, Rebecca charts her journey from a teenager who tried to hide her disabilities, to a woman who is able to face the world exactly as she is. She meditates on what she's lost-the sound of laughter and skies full of stars, which she can now only imagine (though, she quips, "It's not like anyone can see stars in New York anyway")-and what she's found in return: an exquisite sense of intimacy with family and friends who've stuck by her, and a profound appreciation for everything she still has. Even though Rebecca inhabits a gradually darkening world, she refuses to let that stop her from living life with joy and enthusiasm."-- Provided by publisher.

Sleep soundly every night, feel fantastic every day : a doctor's guide to solving your sleep problems

September 10, 2014
Rosenberg, Robert S. (Robert Steven), 1948- author.
xxi, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Identifying your sleep problem -- Sleep foundations for your best life. The cornerstone of health ; How to get a good night's sleep -- Impaired sleep or dyssomnias. Restless legs syndrome ; Insomnia ; Circadian rhythm disorders ; No sleeping with apnea -- Parasomnias. Sleepwalking and night terrors ; Sexsomnia ; The night eaters ; Do you sleep, but not too deeply? REM sleep behavior disorder -- Sleep disorders and major health issues. Sleep for those with post-traumatic stress disorder ; Sleep disorders and ADHD -- Conclusion: Sleep well.
If you or someone you love has problems sleeping, Rosenberg will help you identify the issue. Once identified, he provides targeted solutions so you can start awakening refreshed and renewed.

The microbiome diet : the scientifically proven way to restore your gut health and achieve permanent weight loss

September 10, 2014
Kellman, Raphael, 1960-
Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2014.
viii, 344 pages ; 24 cm
"What is the microbiome? These trillions of tiny microbes living within our intestines help us extract the nutrients from our food in addition to exerting enormous influence over our metabolism, hormones, cravings, and even our genes. Cutting-edge science has shown that the microbiome is the secret to healthy, dramatic weight loss, as well as to significant improvements in overall health, mood, energy, and mental function. Specialist in integrative medicine and intestinal health Dr. Raphael Kellman has developed the first stand-alone diet that draws on these biological breakthroughs, translating the new science of the microbiome into a concrete program for fast, healthy, and permanent weight loss. With an easy three-phase plan and delicious recipes, The Microbiome Diet will help you heal your intestines and reboot your metabolism, enabling remarkable weight loss. "-- Provided by publisher.

The fantastic laboratory of Dr. Weigl : how two brave scientists battled typhus and sabotaged the Nazis

September 10, 2014
Allen, Arthur, 1959-
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
viii, 384 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Lice, war, typhus, madness -- City on the edge of time -- The louse feeders -- The Nazi doctors and the shape of things to come -- War and epidemics -- Parasites -- The fantastic laboratory of Dr. Wiegl [sic] -- Armies of winter -- The terrifying clinic of Dr. Ding -- "Paradise" at Auschwitz -- Buchenwald : rabbit stew and fake vaccine -- Imperfect justice.
The story of "Jewish prisoner-scientists in Buchenwald who made a vaccine against ... typhus. Their untold secret: they provided the real vaccine to camp inmates but a fake one to German troops at the eastern front"--Dust jacket back.

The hot belly diet : a 30-day Ayurvedic plan to reset your metabolism, lose weight, and restore your body's natural balance to heal itself

September 10, 2014
Kshirsagar, Suhas G., author.
New York : Atria Books, 2014.
289 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Drawing on ancient Indian practices and principles, [this book] shows you how to optimize your digestive powers to foster rapid weight loss and vibrant health. At the core of this three-phase diet that makes lunch the most important meal of the day is a dish called khichadi -- a complete but easy-to-make meal that helps clear out your 'ama,' or the digestive sludge that antagonizes weight loss, provokes hormonal imbalances, and ultimately triggers inflammation--the root cause of virtually all disease"-- Provided by publisher.

The new puberty : how to navigate early development in today's girls

September 8, 2014
Greenspan, Louise, author.
[Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale, [2014]
xxvii, 244 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
"The coming-of-age experience has changed dramatically, with girls maturing sooner than ever. But what happens when a girl has the body of a 13-year-old and the brain of an 8-year-old? Contrary to popular wisdom, early puberty is not merely a reflection of physical changes--it's deeply psychological, too, with effects that can put a girl at higher risk for behavioral problems and long-term health challenges, such as obesity, depression, eating disorders, and even cancer. [This book] is a ... guide for millions of parents--as well as teachers, coaches, pediatricians, and family members--by two notable experts in the field"-- Provided by publisher.

Pregnancy for dummies

September 8, 2014
Stone, Joanne, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2014]
xviii, 450 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with pregnancy -- Pregnancy : countdown -- The big event : labor, delivery, and recovery -- Dealing with special concerns -- The parts of tens. Ten things nobody tells you ; Ten healthy snacks for pregnant women ; Ten key things you can see on ultrasound.
Packed with new information, and the latest developments in medical technology, this is your go-to guide on everything you'll encounter during the first, second, and third trimesters--and beyond. Includes a week-by-week overview of pregnancy, advice for dealing with physical and emotional changes, what to expect from different types of pregnancies, how to discern false labor from the real thing, how to take care of yourself and your newborn after delivery, and more.

Free from hepatitis C : your complete guide to healing hepatitis C

September 5, 2014
Porter, Lucinda K.
Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, c2011.
xv, 171 p. ; 23 cm.
The basics of hepatitis C -- HCV treatment -- How to maximize your health while you consider HCV treatment -- How to prepare for and begin HCV treatment -- How to manage the side effect of HCV treatment -- How to manage your life while undergoing HCV treatment -- What to do when HCV treatment is over.

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