New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

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

The no meat athlete cookbook : whole food, plant-based recipes to fuel your workouts-- and the rest of your life

May 23, 2017
Frazier, Matt, author.
New York : The Experiment, [2017]
xii, 275 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Sex that works : an intimate guide to awakening your erotic life

May 23, 2017
Strgar, Wendy, author.
Boulder, Colorado : Sounds True, [2017]
xv, 195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

The Merck index.

May 22, 2017
New York : Merck & Co.,
v. : ill. ; 24-26 cm.
Imprint varies: 1930-1989, Rahway, N.J. ; 1996-<2013> Whitehouse Station, NJ.
"An encyclopedia of chemist, pharmacist and physician" (varies).

Mosby's diagnostic and laboratory test reference.

May 22, 2017
St. Louis : Mosby, 1992-
v. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Vols. for 1992-<2017> by Kathleen Deska Pagana, Timothy James Pagana.

Mosby's manual of diagnostic and laboratory tests.

May 22, 2017
St. Louis : Mosby, c1998-
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Vols. for 1998-<2014> by Kathleen D. Pagana and Timothy J. Pagana.

Healing from hidden abuse : a journey through the stages of recovery from psychological abuse

May 22, 2017
Thomas, Shannon, author.
[Oviedo, FL] : MAST Publishing House, [2016]
xxviii, 256 pages ; 22 cm
Includes a resource guide (pages 181-183), and a personal reflections journal (pages 187-255).
The basics of psychological abuse: Survivors ; Who, what, where, when, how and why ; Common character traits of survivors -- Six stages of recovery: Despair ; Education ; Awakening ; Boundaries ; Restoration ; Maintenance -- A letter to family and friends: Your loved one isn't crazy.

Talking back to OCD : the program that helps kids and teens say "no way"-- and parents say "way to go"

May 19, 2017
March, John S. (Psychiatrist)
New York : Guilford Press, ©2007.
ix, 277 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Introduction -- Up close but not so personal : a new look at OCD for parents (and kids) -- What is OCD? -- What does OCD look like? -- What causes OCD? -- How is OCD treated? -- Eight steps for getting rid of obsessions and compulsions -- Step 1: what kind of treatment is this, anyway? -- Step 1: instructions for parents -- Step 2: talking back to OCD -- Step 2: instructions for parents -- Step 3: making a map -- Step 3: instructions for parents -- Step 4: finishing my toolkit -- Step 4: instructions for parents -- Step 5: beginning to resist -- Step 5: instructions for parents -- Step 6: I'm in charge now -- Step 6: instructions for parents -- Step 7: eliminating OCD everywhere -- Step 7: instructions for parents -- Step 8: keeping OCD away for good -- Step 8: instructions for parents.

Teens and phobias

May 18, 2017
Kemper, Bitsy, author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2017]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
What are phobias? -- What causes phobias? -- What is it like to live with phobias? -- Can phobias be treated or cured?

On edge : a journey through anxiety

May 18, 2017
Petersen, Andrea.
New York : Crown, [2017]
305 pages ; 25 cm
The anticipation of pain: defining anxiety -- Scary clowns and the end of days: anxiety in childhood -- My grandmother's madness: the genetics of anxiety -- From CBT to karaoke: nondrug therapies for anxiety -- May cause dizziness: medications for anxiety -- Cold calls, airplanes, and indecision: anxiety at work and on the road -- The isolation chamber: anxiety in love and friendship -- Worries about my daughter: the education of an anxious parent -- Staying grounded: learning to live with anxiety.
"A racing heart. Difficulty breathing. Overwhelming dread. Andrea Petersen was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at the age of twenty, but she later realized that she had been experiencing panic attacks since childhood. With time her symptoms multiplied. She agonized over every odd physical sensation. She developed fears of driving on highways, going to movie theaters, even licking envelopes. Although having a name for her condition was an enormous relief, it was only the beginning of a journey to understand and master it —one that took her from psychiatrists’ offices to yoga retreats to the Appalachian Trail. Woven into Petersen’s personal story is a fascinating look at the biology of anxiety and the risk factors for anxiety disorders -from overprotective parenting to childhood trauma. She compares psychoactive drugs to non-drug treatments, including biofeedback and CBT. Along the way she explores some of the bizarre treatments for anxiety of past eras. She also explores the role that genetics plays in mental illness, visiting top neuroscientists and tracing her family history —from her grandmother, who, plagued by paranoia, once tried to burn down her own house, to her young daughter, in whom Petersen sees shades of herself" --Dust jacket.

Tuesday's promise : one veteran, one dog, and their bold quest to change lives

May 16, 2017
Montalván, Luis Carlos, author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2017.
x, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Sequel to: Until Tuesday.
Introduction: High flier -- I. Road warriors -- Tale of the dog -- Getting here -- Direct action -- Marine mom -- Happiest spirit -- Dirty water -- Father and son -- Grooming -- Under arrest -- Health scare -- Rapt in paws -- II. Will and desire -- New Year's resolution -- Telling papa -- Going in -- Under the knife -- Moving out -- El Paso -- Getting fitted -- Dog fight -- Try on -- Test drive -- III. Paws forward -- Older and wiser -- Successor dog -- Special delivery -- Mad dash -- Homecoming -- Conclusion: Friends forever.
"Following the success of his New York Times bestseller, Until Tuesday, Iraq War veteran Luis Carlos Montalván takes to the road with his beloved Golden Retriever service dog, Tuesday, advocating for America's wounded warriors and for each other. Luis's first book sparked a national conversation about service dogs and PTSD. In this spectacular new memoir, he and Tuesday bring their healing mission to the next level, showing how these beautifully trained animals can assist soldiers, veterans and many others with disabilities. Rescuing a forgotten Tuskegee airman. Battling obstinate VA bureaucrats. Delivering solace to troubled war heroes and their families. Everywhere these two go, they highlight the miraculous talents of service dogs. As Luis and Tuesday celebrate exhilarating victories, a grave obstacle threatens to derail their life-saving campaign: Though Luis has made great progress battling his own PTSD, his physical wounds risk leaving him wheelchair-bound. He must decide whether to amputate his leg and carry on with a bionic prosthesis. Even as he struggles with this dramatic decision, he and ten-year-old Tuesday prepare to welcome a female Golden Retriever puppy to their all-male pack. As this stirring memoir neared publication, Luis Montalván took his own life in December 2016, another terrible tragedy of the invisible wounds of war. This book is his last letter of love to his best friend, Tuesday, and to veterans, readers, friends and fellow dog lovers everywhere. Never more timely than now, TUESDAY'S PROMISE is an inspiring story of love, service, teamwork and the remarkable bond between humans and canines"--Provided by publisher.

Family Practice and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination : review questions and strategies

May 16, 2017
Winland-Brown, Jill E., 1948- author.
Philadelphia, Pa. : F.A. Davis Company, [2017]
x, 555 pages ; 28 cm
Achieving success on a certification exam / Lynne M. Dunphy and Gary Lausten -- Test-taking skills and designing your study plan / Lynne M. Dunphy and Gary Lausten -- Health promotion / Jill E. Winland-Brown -- Care of the emerging family / Donna Maheady and Jill E. Winland-Brown -- Growth and development / Lynne M. Dunphy -- Health counseling / Lynne M. Dunphy -- Neurological problems / Jill E. Winland-Brown and Sandra Ripper-Brown -- Integumentary problems / Jill E. Winland-Brown and Karen Klause -- Head and neck problems / Karen Wisdom-Chambers and Lynne M. Dunphy -- Respiratory problems / Jill E. Winland-Brown and Karen Klause -- Cardiovascular problems / Denese Sabatino and Jill E. Winland-Brown -- Abdominal problems / Jill E. Winland-Brown and Ken Winland -- Renal problems / Jill E. Winland-Brown and Ken Winland -- Male genitourinary problems / Sharon K. Byrne and Lynne M. Dunphy -- Female genitourinary problems / Kymberlee Montgomery and Jill E. Winland-Brown -- Musculoskeletal problems / Sharon K. Byrne and Lynne M. Dunphy -- Endocrine and metabolic problems / Lynne Palma and Jill E. Winland-Brown -- Hematological and immune problems / Denise Vanacore -- Issues in primary care / Lynne M. Dunphy and Marlene Brennan.

Crooked : outwiting the back pain industry and getting on the road to recovery

May 16, 2017
Ramin, Cathryn Jakobson, author.
New York : Harper, [2017].
xii, 409 pages ; 24 cm
An "investigative journalist who endured persistent back pain for decades ... [examines] all facets of the back pain industry, exploring what works, what doesn't, what may cause harm, and how to get on the road to recovery"--Dust jacket flap.

Miracle cure : the creation of antibiotics and the birth of modern medicine

May 16, 2017
Rosen, William, 1955-2016, author.
New York, New York : Viking, [2017]
358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue: five and a half grams -- All the worse for the fishes -- Patience, skill, luck, and money -- Play with microbes -- The people's department -- To see the problem clearly -- Man of the soil -- Satans into seraphs -- The little stranger -- Disturbing proportions -- Epilogue : the adaptability of the chemist.
As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for sickness did any good; doctors could set bones, deliver babies, and offer palliative care. That all changed in less than a generation with the discovery and development of a new category of medicine known as antibiotics. By 1955, the age-old evolutionary relationship between humans and microbes had been transformed, trivializing once-deadly infections. William Rosen captures this revolution with all its false starts, lucky surprises, and eccentric characters. He explains why, given the complex nature of bacteria and their ability to rapidly evolve into new forms, the only way to locate and test potential antibiotic strains is by large-scale, systematic, trial-and-error experimentation. Organizing that research needs large, well-funded organizations and businesses, and so our entire scientific-industrial complex, built around the pharmaceutical company, was born. Timely, engrossing, and eye-opening, Miracle Cure is a must-read science narrative, a drama of enormous range, combining science, technology, politics, and economics to illuminate the reasons behind one of the most dramatic changes in humanity's relationship with nature since the invention of agriculture ten thousand years ago.

Undoctored : why health care has failed you and how you can become smarter than your doctor

May 15, 2017
Davis, William, 1957- author.
New York, NY : Rodale, [2017]
xvi, 399 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Chimpanzees, parasites, travel agents, and stockbrokers -- Who took the "health" out of health care? -- With friends like these... -- Any doctors in Undoctored? -- You've got company : information, community, and collaboration -- A return to our grainless roots -- Meat, fire, fat, and other essentials -- From herbs, enema bags, and pliers to apps, smartwatches, and DIY genetics -- Eating while wild, naked, and unwashed -- Wild, naked, and unwashed: 6 weeks of recipes -- Wild, naked, and unwashed: cultivate your bowel flora garden -- Wild, naked and unwashed: nutritional supplements to correct deficiencies -- A final health hodgepodge: sleep, exercise, toxin avoidance, and breaking weight plateaus -- Breathe, drink water, and be undoctored.
"This groundbreaking exposé reveals how millions of people are given dietary recommendations crafted by big business, are prescribed unnecessary medications, and undergo unwarranted procedures to feed revenue-hungry healthcare systems. With Undoctored, the code to health care has been cracked--Dr. Davis will help you create a comprehensive program to reduce, reverse, and cure hundreds of common health conditions and break your dependence on prescription drugs. By applying simple strategies while harnessing the collective wisdom of new online technologies, you can break free of a healthcare industry that puts profits over health. Undoctored is the spark of a new movement in health that places the individual, not the doctor, at the center."--Jacket.

Behave : the biology of humans at our best and worst

May 15, 2017
Sapolsky, Robert M., author.
790 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The behavior -- One second before -- Seconds to minutes before -- Hours to days before -- Days to months before -- Adolescence: or, Dude, where's my frontal cortex? -- Back to the crib, back to the womb -- Back to when you were just a fertilized egg -- Centuries to millennia before -- The evolution of behavior -- Us versus them -- Hierarchy, obedience, and resistance -- Morality and doing the right thing, once you've figured out what that is -- Feeling someone's pain, understanding someone's pain, alleviating someone's pain -- Metaphors we kill by -- Biology, the criminal justice system, and (oh, why not?) free will -- War and peace.
"Why do we do the things we do? Over a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: he starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy. And so the first category of explanation is the neurobiological one. A behavior occurs--whether an example of humans at our best, worst, or somewhere in between. What went on in a person's brain a second before the behavior happened? Then Sapolsky pulls out to a slightly larger field of vision, a little earlier in time: What sight, sound, or smell caused the nervous system to produce that behavior? And then, what hormones acted hours to days earlier to change how responsive that individual is to the stimuli that triggered the nervous system? By now he has increased our field of vision so that we are thinking about neurobiology and the sensory world of our environment and endocrinology in trying to explain what happened. Sapolsky keeps going: How was that behavior influenced by structural changes in the nervous system over the preceding months, by that person's adolescence, childhood, fetal life, and then back to his or her genetic makeup? Finally, he expands the view to encompass factors larger than one individual. How did culture shape that individual's group, what ecological factors millennia old formed that culture? And on and on, back to evolutionary factors millions of years old. The result is one of the most dazzling tours d'horizon of the science of human behavior ever attempted, a majestic synthesis that harvests cutting-edge research across a range of disciplines to provide a subtle and nuanced perspective on why we ultimately do the things we do ... for good and for ill. Sapolsky builds on this understanding to wrestle with some of our deepest and thorniest questions relating to tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, morality and free will, and war and peace. Wise, humane, often very funny, Behave is a towering achievement, powerfully humanizing, and downright heroic in its own right"-- Provided by publisher.

Sleep disorders sourcebook.

May 12, 2017
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., 1999-
v. ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sleep disorders in children and adults, along with facts about diseases that affect sleep and the health consequences of sleep deprivation. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"--Provided by publisher.

An empowering guide to lung cancer : six steps to taking charge of your care and your life

May 12, 2017
Presser, Eric, author.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
xix, 217 pages ; 24 cm
The basics. The respiratory system -- Cancer fundamentals -- Step I: Increase awareness. Your lung cancer primer -- Step II: Get a proper diagnosis. Diagnosing and staging lung cancer -- Step III: Know your options. Treating lung cancer -- Complimentary and alternative healing for lung cancer -- Ste IV: Ask the right questions. Managing your lung cancer care -- Step V: Remove toxic substances from your life -- Stop smoking now! -- Step VI: Acceptance. Your life with lung cancer.
"Dispelling the commonly held belief that lung cancer is always self-inflicted, this book guides patients, their loved ones, and caregivers through diagnosis, acceptance, and treatment, and provides support and hope to the tens of thousands of people coping with this illness."--Publisher's description.

The other side of impossible : ordinary people who faced daunting medical challenges and refused to give up

May 12, 2017
Meadows, Susannah, author.
New York : Random House, 2017.
302 pages ; 25 cm
"The Other Side of Impossible is about people facing difficult medical conditions who, driven by love, desperation and astonishing perseverance and inventiveness, take unusual steps to combat autoimmune arthritis, autism, intractable epilepsy, severe food allergies, ADHD, and including a woman with MS who, partly through her own inventive therapy, got out of a wheelchair. The people in this book find ways to get better. Why did they even think they could? Meadows writes about the findings of research on the mind and psychology of agency, in these stories of inspiring fighters who never let go of hope"-- Provided by publisher.

Lose your final 15 : Dr. Ro's plan to lose your last 15 pounds by eating 15 servings a day

May 12, 2017
Brock, Rovenia M., author.
Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale Books, [2016]
xviii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Getting started. What is the F-15 philosophy? -- Planning for success: adopting the F-15 mindset -- Eating the F-15 way: 10 success strategies that really work -- The F-15 plan. High-intensity fat burning -- Assimilation -- Coast and maintain -- Soar beyond the final 15: retain your weight loss.
"The plan is broken down into three, 15-day phases. In each phase, you will enjoy 15 servings of food per day. Dr. Ro teaches you to identify foods by their real serving size with easy at-a-glance charts and tables. You can then choose your 15 servings per day from the 45 delicious recipes developed by Dr. Ro to keep you satisfied and on track. Beyond just diet, Dr. Ro's Final 15 includes 15-minute meditation guides and exercise plans that fit into any schedule. With Dr. Ro as your guide, you will experience newfound vibrancy, health, and happiness."--Provided by publisher.

The gut makeover : 4 weeks to nourish your gut, revolutionize your health and lose weight

May 11, 2017
Hyde, Jeannette (Nutritional therapist), author.
New York : Green Tree, 2017.
vi, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Reprint. Originally published: London : Quercus Editions, 2015.
"Combining compelling science with an accessible 100% real-food-only gut restoration program, The gut makeover features: a plan for gut-destructive foods (processed junk, caffiene, sugar, and grains), and replacing them with a wide variety of delicious, colorful food and fiber for thriving, healthy gut bacteria; 50 easy-to-follow and delicious recipes and sample menus to help you stay on track"--Page 4 of cover.
part 1. The sciences of gut health and the Western diet: The life-changing benefits ; My gut story ; A road map of the gut ; Gut problems ; The Western diet ; Diet fads and myths -- part 2. The four-week gut makeover: The four-week plan basics ; Before you start! ; Kitchen essentials ; Preparation week ; Phase 1 : repair ; Phase 2 : reinoculate ; What are you going to eat? ; The cost of eating well ; Strategies for success ; Frequently asked questions (FAQs) -- part 3. Recipes and meal plans: Liquid breakfasts ; Non-liquid breakfasts ; Lunches and dinners ; Sample meal plans -- part 4. Eating for life: Twelve ways to maintain a healthy gut ; Finally... embrace the core elements of the Mediterranean diet ; A delicate gut : reintroduction of foods ; Complex cases ; The process of change.

Iris Grace : how Thula the cat saved a little girl and her family

May 11, 2017
Carter-Johnson, Arabella, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
367 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Penguin Books Ltd."--Page before title page.
"Iris Grace is different. From the moment she was born she found the world a strange and terrifying place: she neither smiled nor spoke. The doctors couldn't help, telling her parents she might never be able to communicate - she'd never call them mummy or daddy. But then Iris met Thula. This special kitten and Iris became instant best friends. They did everything together - painting, playing, bathing, snuggling, sleeping, exploring. And then a miracle happened: Iris said her first words."-- From the publisher.

Deadliest enemy : our war against killer germs

May 11, 2017
Osterholm, Michael T., author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
viii, 341 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Black swans and red alerts -- Annals of public health -- White coats and worn shoes -- The threat matrix -- The natural history of germs -- The new world order -- Means of transmission: Bats, bugs, lungs, and penises -- Vaccines: The sharpest arrow in our quiver -- Malaria, AIDS, and TB: Lest we forget -- Gain of function and dual use: The Frankenstein scenario -- Bioterror: Opening Pandora's box -- Ebola: Out of Africa -- SARS and MERS: Harbingers of things to come -- Mosquitoes: Public health enemy number one -- Zika: Expecting the unexpected -- Antimicrobials: The tragedy of the commons -- Fighting the resistance -- Influenza: The king of infectious diseases -- Pandemic: From unspeakable to inevitable -- Taking influenza off the table -- Battle plan for survival.
Infectious disease has the terrifying power to disrupt everyday life on a global scale, overwhelming public and private resources and bringing trade and transportation to a halt. In today's world, it's easier than ever to move people, animals, and materials around the planet, but the same advances that make modern infrastructure so efficient have made epidemics and even pandemics nearly inevitable. So what can -- and must -- we do in order to protect ourselves? Drawing on the latest medical science, case studies, and policy research, Deadliest enemy explores the resources and programs we need to develop if we are to keep ourselves safe from infectious disease.

When your child has food allergies : a parent's guide to managing it all, from the everyday to the extreme

May 10, 2017
Schwartz, Mireille, 1970- author.
New York City : American Management Association, [2017]
xvi, 222 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Sonata : a memoir of pain and the piano

May 8, 2017
Avery, Andrea, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
xix, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Allegro Giocoso/Quick, lively; joyful -- Andante all Zoppa/Walking, limping -- Largo Affannato/Slow, anguished.
"A rich and vibrant memoir that weaves chronic illness and classical music into a raw and inspiring tale of grace and determination. Andrea Avery, already a promising and ambitious classical pianist at twelve, was diagnosed with a severe case of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that threatened not just her musical aspirations but her ability to live a normal life. As Andrea navigates the pain and frustration of coping with RA alongside the usual travails of growing-up, she turns to music--specifically Franz Schubert's sonata in B-flat D960, and the one-armed pianist Paul Wittgenstein for strength and inspiration. The heartbreaking story of this mysterious sonata--Schubert's last, and his most elusive and haunting--is the soundtrack of Andrea's story. Sonata is a breathtaking exploration of a "Janus-head miracle"--Andrea's extraordinary talent and even more extraordinary illness. With no cure for her RA possible, Andrea must learn to live with this disease while not letting it define her, even though it leaves its mark on everyting around her--family, relationships, even the clothes she wears. Yet in this riveting account, she never loses her wit, humor, or the raw artistry of a true performer."--Book jacket inside flap.

Bright line eating : the science of living happy, thin, and free

May 5, 2017
Thompson, Susan Peirce, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2017.
xi, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson, a professor of brain and cognitive sciences, shares the weight-loss solution used in her Bright Line Eating Boot Camps. Rooted in neuroscience, psychology, and biology, Bright Line Eating explains why people who are desperate to lose weight fail again and again: because the brain blocks weight loss. Bright Line Eating (BLE) is a simple approach designed to reverse that process. By working with four "Bright Lines" -- clear, unambiguous boundaries -- Thompson shows us how to heal our brain and shift it into a mode where it is ready to shed pounds, release cravings, and stop sabotaging our weight loss goals.

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