New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

December 6, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Oliver Sacks : the last interview and other conversations.

December 5, 2016
Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015, author.
Brooklyn : Melville House, 2016.
x, 100 pages ; 21 cm
"An extraordinary collection of interviews with the beloved doctor and author, whose research and books inspired generations of readers. Oliver Sacks--called "the poet laureate of medicine" by the New York Times--illuminated the mysteries of the brain for a wide audience in a series of richly acclaimed books, including Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and numerous The New Yorker articles. In this collection of interviews, Sacks is at his most candid and disarming, rich with insights about his life and work. Any reader of Oliver Sacks will find in this book an entirely new way of looking at a brilliant writer."-- Provided by publisher.

Florence Nightingale : the courageous life of the legendary nurse

November 30, 2016
Reef, Catherine, author.
Boston : Clarion Books, [2017]
184 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
The night gallery -- "Mistress of all she attempts" -- A woman with work to do -- "Dust and nothing" -- The prison called family -- Shadows in a thirsty land -- "But one person in England" -- The horrors -- An angel with a lamp -- Nightingale power -- Maid of all work -- A noble life.
"A biography of Florence Nightingale, the pioneering nurse best known for her work during the Crimean War, where she rectified horrifying conditions and made nightly rounds to check on patients, saving hundreds of lives and sparking worldwide healthcare reform"--Provided by publisher.

Men's health concerns sourcebook.

November 29, 2016
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., c1998-
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about health conditions of concern to men, along with tips for maintaining physical and mental wellness. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"--Provided by publisher.

Contagious diseases sourcebook.

November 29, 2016
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., c2004-
v. ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about the transmission and treatment of diseases spread from person to person, along with facts about prevention, self-care, and drug resistance. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

The grain brain whole life plan : boost brain performance, lose weight, and achieve optimal health

November 29, 2016
Perlmutter, David, 1954- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
viii, 294 pages ; 25 cm
Part I Welcome To The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan -- What Is The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan? -- The Chief Goals -- The Food Rules -- Part II The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan Essentials -- Getting Started: Assess Your Risk Factors, Know Your Numbers, and Prepare Your Mind -- Step 1--Edit Your Diet and Pill-Popping -- Step 2--Add Your Support Strategies -- Step 2--Plan Accordingly -- Troubleshooting -- Part III Let's Eat! -- Final Reminders and Snack Ideas -- The 14-Day Meal Plan -- The Recipes.
"With more than a million copies sold worldwide, Dr. Perlmutter's books have changed many lives. Now, he's created a practical, comprehensive program that lowers the risk for brain ailments while yielding other benefits, such as weight loss, relief from chronic conditions, and total body rejuvenation. Science-based and highly accessible, GRAIN BRAIN FOR LIFE expands upon the core advice from Dr. Perlmutter's previous works, and introduces new information about the advantages of eating more fat, fewer carbs, and nurturing the microbiome. Including original recipes, tips and tricks for common challenges, meal plans, and advice on everything from sleep hygiene to stress management, exercise, supplements, and more, GRAIN BRAIN FOR LIFE shows how to live happily and healthily ever after,"--Baker & Taylor.

Medical medium life-changing foods : save yourself and the ones you love with the hidden healing powers of fruits and vegetables

November 29, 2016
William, Anthony, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2016.
xxi, 325 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Save yourself: The truth about what's holding you back -- Adaptation: Move forward with the world around you -- Food for the soul -- An introduction to the life-changing foods -- Fruits -- Vegetables -- Herbs and spices -- Wild foods -- Fertility and our future -- Harmful health fads and trends -- Foods that make life challenging -- Life-changing angels -- Afterword: Compassion is the key.
Radiation. Toxic heavy metals. The viral explosion. DDT. William calls them the Unforgiving Four -- the threats responsible for the rise of illness. William converses with a high-level Spirit, and together they share the miraculous power of food to heal, so that you can unleash the hidden powers of fruits and vegetables and transform your life in the process.

Overcoming postpartum depression & anxiety

November 29, 2016
Sebastian, Linda, 1949- author.
Omaha, Nebraska : Addicus Books, [2017]
xiii, 160 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Postpartum disorders: an overview -- Postpartum blues -- Postpartum depression -- Postpartum anxiety disorders -- Postpartum psychosis -- Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Psychotherapy for postpartum disorders -- Treatment: medication and non-medication -- Help for fathers and families -- Looking ahead.
"Every year nearly 400,000 women--approximately 15 percent of all new mothers--face postpartum disorders. Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy, yet few understand it or are prepared to deal with it. This book examines the symptoms, causes, and treatment of postpartum depression. Topics covered include: risk factors for postpartum disorders, effects of a mother's depression on her baby, how medications and psychotherapy can help, mental health treatments and medications, and emotional support for new fathers"-- Provided by publisher.

The trials of the King of Hampshire : madness, secrecy and betrayal in Georgian England

November 28, 2016
Foyster, Elizabeth A., 1968- author.
xxxiii, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), genealogical tables, portraits ; 25 cm.
The 3rd Earl of Portsmouth voted in the House of Lords, took county positions, invited Jane Austen to his balls, counted William Cobbett as one of his Hampshire neighbors and had Lord Byron as his best man at his second marriage. Then, at the age of fifty-five, his own family launched a case citing him as a danger not only to the peerage but to himself. Historian Elizabeth Foyster invites us into the jury box for the lengthiest, most expensive and vastly controversial lunacy commission ever heard, including accusations of abductions, sodomy, blackmail and domestic violence.

Sometimes brilliant : the impossible adventure of a spiritual seeker and visionary physician who helped conquer the worst disease in history

November 22, 2016
Brilliant, Lawrence B., author.
New York, NY : HarperOne, [2016]
xi, 417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
In medias res, the middle of things -- Nickelodeons -- Woodstock on wheels -- Magic bus trip -- Renunciation -- Initiation -- You are no doctor -- Prophecy -- Apprenticeship -- Karma Yoga -- Escape from Central Prison -- After-death experience -- Tales of the jungle -- City of the Tatas -- Smiling Buddha -- The goddess of smallpox fights back -- The final inch -- The case for optimism -- Epilogue.
Brilliant's life journey has made him man who has always been in the right place at the right time, engaging with some of the most prominent thought leaders, spiritual masters, heroes, and icons in the world. But Brilliant was also responsible for some of the most significant medical, spiritual, and social achievements of the past century: from the eradication of smallpox and treatment of blindness to introducing the teachings of the Maharajji to the Woodstock Generation, and launching Google's philanthropic enterprises. Now he reflects on his experiences as a doctor, innovator, philanthropist, and cultural revolutionary.

Hole in the heart : bringing up Beth

November 18, 2016
Beaumont, Henny, author, artist.
283 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 25 cm
Reprint of Hole in the heart by Henny Beaumont. Brighton : Myriad, 2016.
"This book was originally published in the United Kingdom and contains a number of Britishisms that might require clarification for North American readers."--Title page verso.

The autoimmune wellness handbook : a DIY guide to living well with chronic illness

November 17, 2016
Trescott, Mickey, author.
Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2016]
xv, 288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- The manifesto -- Inform -- Collaborate -- Nourish -- Rest -- Breathe -- Move -- Connect -- Recipes + meal plan -- Lifestyle guide + exercises -- Conclusion: Putting it all together.
"The way autoimmune disease is viewed and treated is undergoing a major change as an estimated 50 million Americans (and growing) suffer from these conditions. For many patients, the key to true wellness is in holistic treatment, although they might not know how to begin their journey to total recovery. The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, from Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt of, is a comprehensive guide to living healthfully with autoimmune disease. While conventional medicine is limited to medication or even surgical fixes, Trescott and Alt introduce a complementary solution that focuses on seven key steps to recovery: inform, collaborate, nourish, rest, breathe, move, and connect. Each step demystifies the process to reclaim total mind and body health. With five autoimmune conditions between them, Trescott and Alt have achieved astounding results using the premises laid out in the book. The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook goes well beyond nutrition and provides the missing link so that you can get back to living a vibrant, healthy life. "-- Provided by publisher.

The Melt method : a breakthrough self-treatment system to eliminate chronic pain, erase the signs of aging, and feel fantastic in just 10 minutes a day!

November 16, 2016
Hitzmann, Sue, author.
xi, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Revised and updated with a new preface from the author" -- Page [1] of cover.
What really causes pain? -- The power of connective tissue -- The missing link -- Becoming a hands-off bodyworker -- Reconnect -- Rebalance -- Rehydrate -- Release -- The hand and foot treatment -- Getting started with your MELT practice -- Rehydrate the upper and lower body -- Release the neck and low back -- MELT maps -- MELT as complementary self-care.
Presents a revolutionary program that recognizes the crucial role of the body's connective tissue and boosts the body's natural healing and repair mechanisms.

Fallproof! : a comprehensive balance and mobility training program

November 11, 2016
Rose, Debra J.
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©2010.
xii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 videodisc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Understanding balance and mobility -- Why do many older adults fall? -- Screening and assessment -- Center-of-gravity control training -- Multisensory training -- Postural strategy training -- Gait pattern enhancement and variation training -- Strength and endurance training -- Flexibility training -- Setting the stage for learning -- Program planning and class management techniques.
"The second edition of FallProof! continues to be the only text to address the multiple dimensions that contribute to balance and mobility. By exploring the reasons underlying falls, readers gain the knowledge to offer more comprehensive assessment and programming. This research-based approach is field tested and has shown considerable success in a range of instructional settings, including community-based and residential care environments." "Now packaged with a DVD, this second edition makes the information in the text applicable to real situations. The bound-in DVD shows how to administer key screening and assessment tests, demonstrates selected exercise progressions for the major program modules, and features a sample FallProof! class session in action."--Jacket.

Bleed, blister, puke, and purge : the dirty secrets behind early American medicine

November 9, 2016
Younker, J. Marin, author.
San Francisco, CA : Zest Books, [2016]
110 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Medicine in the new old world -- Two steps forward, one step back -- Anesthesia and Civil War medicine -- The death of heroic medicine.
Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge exposes the extraordinary practices and major players of American medical history, from the colonial era to the late 1800s.

Holistic health for adolescents : how yoga, aromatherapy, teas, and more can help you get and stay well

November 8, 2016
Milosavljevic, Nada (Medical doctor), author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
xxviii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Overcoming distractions : thriving with adult ADD/ADHD

November 8, 2016
Greenwood, David A., author.
New York : Sterling, [2016]
xiii, 189 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- You will finish this book -- The ritalin kid -- ADHD adults: who are we? -- A solid foundation -- Mind and body -- The science of getting nothing done -- Lose the distractions and get in the zone -- Routines and time management -- Making ADHD work for you -- A solid support system -- Find your way -- Lose the shame.
"We know that Attention Deficit Disorder makes it tough for children to focus in school. But what happens when those kids grow up? How can they make the transition to a successful professional life? And how can newly diagnosed adults meet the challenges of the workplace? David Greenwood, an ADD sufferer who now works as a well-respected PR consultant, answers the question for anyone who wants to thrive with ADD or ADHD--not just survive!"

ADD-friendly ways to organize your life : strategies that work from an acclaimed professional organizer and a renowned ADD clinician

November 8, 2016
Kolberg, Judith, author.
New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
xvii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Parenting through the storm : find help, hope, and strength when your child has psychological problems

November 2, 2016
Douglas, Ann, 1963- author.
xv, 278 pages ; 23 cm
The challenge and your child. Parent radar ; Obtaining a diagnosis ; Starting treatment ; Advocating for your child -- You and your child. Stress management and coping skills ; Parents can make a difference ; Calming the raging storm -- Your family. Family matters ; Lifestyle matters -- Your community. Working with your child's school ; The friendship department ; Finding community -- Recovery and beyond. Daring to dream again ; Creating a better system -- Epilogue: After the storm -- Appendices. Glossary ; Resources ; Directory of disorders.
"Raising a child or teenager with a psychological condition is a "perfect storm" of stress, sadness, and uncertainty. How can you find the best treatments and help your child overcome emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges-- while keeping yourself and your family strong? As a parent, you may feel isolated and alone, but the reality is that a lot of families are in the same boat. Ann Douglas knows firsthand just how daunting it can be. In this compassionate and empowering guide, she combines the vital lessons she has learned with vivid stories from other parents and advice from leading psychologists. Several record-keeping forms can be downloaded and printed for repeated use. The book cuts through the often-confusing clinical jargon and speaks from the heart about what matters most: the well-being of your child"

Diet and nutrition sourcebook.

November 1, 2016
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., c1996-
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about nutrition through the lifespan including facts about dietary guidelines and eating plans, weight control, and related medical concerns. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Food freedom forever : letting go of bad habits, guilt, and anxiety around food

October 27, 2016
Hartwig, Melissa, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
xx, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Section 1. Welcome to food freedom. The food freedom plan ; My story ; Diets don't work ; The reset (Elimination) ; The reset (Reintroduction) -- Section 2. Enjoying your food freedom. Food freedom, defined ; In-the-moment success strategies ; Big-picture food freedom success strategies -- Section 3. Acknowledge when you're starting to slip. Spot your triggers -- Section 4. Return to the reset. Back to the start -- Section 5. Friends, family, and food. Talking about your reset ; Dealing with pushback ; Post-reset predicaments ; In closing: go be free.
Shares advice on how to improve energy and health while letting go of negative food habits, outlining a three-part plan for long-term control and recovery from restriction breaks taken during the holidays, vacations, and times of stress.

Keeping love alive as memories fade : the 5 love languages and the Alzheimer's journey

October 26, 2016
Chapman, Gary D., 1938- author.
Chicago : Northfield Publishing, [2016]
230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A word from Gary -- Ed and Rebecca: a love story -- Love: it's all in your head -- Alzheimer's disease puts love to the test -- Every day is the best day -- Facilitating love -- Stories of Hesed -- Voices of experience -- The journey no one wants to take: postscripts from the authors -- Ways to say I love you in middle- and late-stage dementia -- For those who want to know more.
The purpose of this book is to help renew the strength of the those taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's. Through the stories of others who have committed to being the caretaker of an Alzheimer's patient the reader will see how using the five love languages and other ideas they have discovered the power of love.

Lighting up a hidden world : CFS and ME

October 26, 2016
Free, Valerie, author.
499 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Foreword by Toni Bernhard.
"The onset can be fast and shocking or slow and insidious. It can happen to anyone at any age. A flu, a vaccination, or an infection can be the innocent beginnings to the potentially life-long and disabling illness called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), which is more commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or ME/CFS in North America...Through artwork, poetry, story-telling, and meticulous research, [this book] takes readers into the fascinating, yet frightening, landscape of ME/CFS. Author Valerie Free shares her personal experiences and delivers illuminating first-hand perspectives from patients, caregivers, journalists, and medical professionals from within the global community in short easy-to-read segments. These stories reveal the disgrace, controversy, and tragedy of worldwide neglect by political and health care systems, leaving ME/CFS research underfunded and millions of people marginalized, sick, and socially unsupported."--Back cover.

Brave new weed : adventures into the uncharted world of cannabis

October 25, 2016
Dolce, Joe (Periodical editor), author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, [2016] ©2016
275 pages ; 24 cm
part I. The old world: Introduction: The girls in the basement ; Big bad scary weed ; The Dutch masters ; The martyr and the millionaires -- part II. The new world: Widgets and dabs ; The endocannabinoid system : the body's supercomputer ; The world's largest human trial ; Snake oil or cancer cure? ; Budtenders and sinsemilliers : inside the dispensary -- part III. Future weed: Designing your highs ; The four enhancements ; The next reinvention of weed -- Appendix: Beyond stoned : cannabis for inspiration, intimacy, and other pleasures.
Author Joe Dolce journeys across the globe in a quest to understand the clouded past and bright future of the weed. The book provides a fresh take on the new world of cannabis and all the promise that this much-maligned plant holds.

A plague on all our houses : medical intrigue, Hollywood, and the discovery of AIDS

October 25, 2016
Hillman, Bruce J., author.
Lebanon NH : ForeEdge, [2017]
xx, 222 pages ; 24 cm.
One sick queen -- Riding the tiger -- Fast times -- The Waxman cometh -- The color of money -- No love lost -- The power of denial -- Rock -- Elizabeth -- The contentious route to an effective treatment -- Fear itself -- The politics of research advocacy -- The making of a radical -- Le deluge -- Epilogue: redeeming the years lost to the locusts.

Leaving the OCD circus : your big ticket out of having to control every little thing

October 19, 2016
Pagacz, Kirsten, author.
xiv, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
""It's like the meanest, wildest monkey running around my head, constantly looking for ways to bite me." That was how Kirsten Pagacz described her OCD to her therapist on their first session when she was well into her 30s--she'd been following orders from this mean taskmaster for 20 years, without understanding why. Initially the tapping and counting and cleaning and ordering brought her comfort and structure, two things lacking in her family life. But it never lasted; the loathsome self-talk only intensified, and the rituals she had to perform got more bizarre. By high school she was anorexic and a substance abuser--common "shadow syndromes" of OCD. By adulthood, she could barely hide her problems and held on to jobs and friends through sheer grit. Help finally came in the form of a miraculously well-timed public service announcement on NPR about OCD--at last her illness had an identity. Leaving the OCD Circus reveals the story of Pagacz's traumatic childhood and the escalation of her disease--demonstrating how OCD works to misshape a life from a very young age--and explains the various tools she used for healing including meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, yoga, exposure therapy, and medication. Pieces of her art scattered throughout the book add depth and humor to her stories."-- Provided by publisher.

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