New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

February 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Irritable hearts : a PTSD love story

February 26, 2015
McClelland, Mac, author.
New York, New York : Flatiron Books, 2015.
308 pages ; 25 cm
"In 2010, human rights reporter Mac McClelland left Haiti after covering the devastation of the earthquake. Back home, she finds herself imagining vivid scenes of violence and can't sleep or stop crying. It becomes clear that she is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, triggered by her trip and seemingly exacerbated by her experiences in the other charged places she'd reported from. The bewilderment about this sudden loss of self-control is magnified by her feelings for Nico, a French soldier she met in Haiti, who despite their brief connection seems to have found a place in her confused heart. With ... fearlessness, McClelland sets out to repair her broken psyche"-- Provided by publisher.

Beyond the grip of craniosynostosis : an inside view of life touched by the congenital skull deformity

February 25, 2015
Johnstun, Kase D., 1975- author.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
viii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"This unique work explores the extensive and tragic reach of craniosynostosis, the premature fusing of the cranial sutures in infants. The author--born with craniosynostosis in 1975--documents his struggles, weaving his story into a broader view of this birth defect. The experiences of other families affected by craniosynostosis are chronicled, demonstrating the uniqueness of each case"-- Provided by publisher.

Girl in the dark : a memoir

February 25, 2015
Lyndsey, Anna, author.
New York : Doubleday, [2015]
258 pages ; 19 cm
"Anna was living a normal life. She was ambitious and worked hard; she had just bought an apartment; she was falling in love. But then she started to develop worrying symptoms: her face felt like it was burning whenever she was in front of the computer. Soon this progressed to an intolerance of fluorescent light, then of sunlight itself. The reaction soon spread to her entire body. Now, when her symptoms are at their worst she must spend months on end in a blacked-out room, losing herself in audio books and elaborate word games in an attempt to ward off despair. During periods of relative remission she can venture cautiously out at dawn and dusk, into a world which, from the perspective of her normally cloistered existence, is filled with a remarkable beauty. And throughout there is her relationship with Pete. In many ways he is Anna's savior, offering her shelter from the light in his home. But she cannot enjoy a normal life with him, cannot go out in the day, even making love is uniquely awkward. Anna asks herself "by continuing to occupy this lovely man while giving him neither children, nor a public companion, nor a welcoming home - do I do wrong?" With gorgeous, lyrical prose, Anna brings us into the dark with her, a place from which we emerge to see love, and the world, anew"-- Provided by publisher.

The anxiety toolkit : strategies for fine-tuning your mind and moving past your stuck points

February 25, 2015
Boyes, Alice.
New York : Perigee, [2015]
232 pages ; 21 cm
"Drawing on extensive social psychology research, and the author's training and clinical experience in Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, The Anxiety Toolkit offers actionable strategies that anyone can use to manage their anxiety--both personal and professional"-- Provided by publisher.

The mood repair toolkit : proven strategies to prevent the blues from turning into depression

February 24, 2015
Clark, David A., 1954- author.
New York : The Guilford Press, [2014]
xii, 292 pages ; 25 cm
1. Harness Your Unhappiness 2. Go with the Flow 3. Trap Your "Tigers" 4. Silence the Inner Critic 5. Take Time to Recharge 6. Stop the Mental Treadmill 7. Capture the Moment 8. Ponder the Past 9. Embrace Your Dreams 10. Make Connections 11. Express Kindness and Compassion 12. Get Active, Stay Fit, and Be Well 13. Face Your Dread 14. Sing in the Rain 15. Take the Long View. Resources. References.
"Many resources exist for sufferers of major depression. Yet millions struggle with less severe mood states that may not be as debilitating, but still drain the joy out of life. Renowned cognitive-behavioral therapist David A. Clark has a clear message for those who feel stuck in the doldrums: there are doable steps they can take to feel better. This book's 80 effective self-help strategies are anchored in the latest scientific knowledge on emotion regulation and mood management. Readers learn why attempts to bury or ignore painful emotions usually fail--and gain practical tools for nipping negativity in the bud, making unhappiness less overwhelming, defusing self-criticism and rumination, and feeling more confident and hopeful every day."-- Provided by publisher.

Goddesses never age : the secret prescription for radiance, vitality, and well-being

February 19, 2015
Northrup, Christiane, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2015.
xvi, 387 pages ; 24 cm
"Includes the 14-day ageless goddess program"--Jacket.
"Though we talk about wanting to 'age gracefully,' the truth is that when it comes to getting older, we're programmed to dread an inevitable decline in our health, our looks, our sexual relationships, even the pleasure we take in living life. But as Christiane Northrup, M.D., shows us in this book, we have it in us to make growing older an entirely different experience, for both our bodies and our souls. In chapters that blend personal stories and practical exercises with the latest research on health and aging, Dr. Northrup lays out the principles of ageless living, from rejecting processed foods to releasing stuck emotions, from embracing our sensuality to connecting deeply with our Divine Source"-- Provided by publisher.

Effortless healing : 9 simple ways to sidestep illness, shed excess weight, and help your body fix itself

February 19, 2015
Mercola, Joseph.
New York : Harmony Books, [2015]
x, 323 pages ; 25 cm
Effortless health -- What effortless healing is-and why you need it -- Before you begin -- Help your body fix itself -- Drink pure water -- Eat more veggies (four effortless ways to eat more) -- Burn fat for fuel -- Exercise less and gain more benefits -- Enjoy the sun and get your vitamin D -- Let your gut flourish -- Clean your brain with sleep -- Go barefoot-and other ways to stay grounded -- Avoid these 6 "health" foods -- Make it your own -- Your effortless healing plan.

Help your teenager beat an eating disorder

February 19, 2015
Lock, James, author.
New York : The Guilford Press, [2015]
viii, 310 pages ; 24 cm
Act now -- Get together -- Don't waste time on "why?" -- Know what you're dealing with : the complexity of eating disorders -- Get into your child's head : the distorted thinking behind your teenager's behavior -- Understand your options : what the research says about the best ways to treat anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder -- Taking charge of change : how to apply family-based treatment to help with eating disorders -- Playing a supporting role : other ways you can be a part of your child's recovery -- Harnessing the power of unity : how to stay on the same page in your fight against eating disorders -- Staying empowered and informed : how to work with professionals who are trying to help your child.
"[Presents] ... evidence that parents--who have often been told to take a back seat in eating disorder treatment--can and must play a key role in recovery. Whether pursuing family-based treatment or other options, parents learn specific, doable steps for monitoring their teen's eating and exercise habits, managing mealtimes, ending weight related power struggles, and collaborating successfully with health care providers"-- Provided by publisher.

Creatures of a day : and other tales of psychotherapy

February 13, 2015
Yalom, Irvin D., 1931-
New York : Basic Books, [2014]
vii, 215 pages ; 22 cm

Vitamania : our obsessive quest for nutritional perfection

February 13, 2015
Price, Catherine, 1978-
New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
xv, 318 pages ; 25 cm
"Health-conscious Americans seek out vitamins any way they can, whether in a morning glass of orange juice, a piece of vitamin-enriched bread, or a daily multivitamin. We believe that vitamins are always beneficial and that the more we can get, the better--and yet despite this familiarity, few of us could explain what vitamins actually are. What we don't realize is that the experts themselves are surprisingly short on answers. Yes, we need vitamins; without them, we would die. Yet despite a century of scientific research there is little consensus around even the simplest of questions, whether it's exactly how much we each require or what these thirteen dietary chemicals actually do. The one thing that experts do agree upon is that the best way to get our nutrients is in the foods that naturally contain them, which have countless chemicals beyond vitamins that may be beneficial. But this is exactly what most of us are not doing. Instead, we allow marketers to use the addition of synthetic vitamins to blind us to what else in food we might be missing, leading us to accept as healthy products that we might (and should) otherwise reject. Grounded in history Vitamania reveals the surprising story of how our embrace of vitamins led to today's Wild West of dietary supplements and investigates the complicated psychological relationship we've developed with these thirteen mysterious chemicals"-- Provided by publisher.

He wanted the moon : the madness and medical genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and his daughter's quest to know him

February 12, 2015
Baird, Mimi.
New York : Crown Publishers, [2015]
250 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The author pieces together the story of her absent father's life, beginning with his advancements in isolating the biochemical root of manic depression, which he then began to suffer from himself, leading to years of institutionalization and confinement.

Keep out of reach of children : Reye's syndrome, aspirin, and the politics of public health

February 12, 2015
Largent, Mark A., author.
New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2015.
271 pages ; 23 cm.
"A modern medical mystery about an illness that ravaged healthy children, changed policy, and vanished before a cause was found"--Provided by publisher.

Letting go of self-destructive behaviors : a workbook of hope and healing

February 9, 2015
Ferentz, Lisa.
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
xiii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors offers inspiring, hopeful, creative resources for the millions of male and female adolescents and adults who struggle with eating disorders, addictions, and any form of self-mutilation. It is also a workbook for the clinicians who treat them"-- Provided by publisher.

You wouldn't want to live without dentists!

February 9, 2015
Macdonald, Fiona.
New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc., 2015.
32 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Originally created and designed by David Salariya -- from t. p.
Includes index.
Today, going to the dentist is usually a safe and painless experience. In past centuries, that wasn't always the case. Read and learn how lucky we are to live in modern times.

Spring chicken : stay young forever (or die trying)

February 6, 2015
Gifford, Bill, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
xvi, 366 pages ; 24 cm.
"From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science in search of answers to a universal obsession: what can be done about getting old? SPRING CHICKEN: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying) SPRING CHICKEN is a full-throttle, high-energy ride through the latest research, popular mythology, and ancient wisdom on mankind's oldest obsession: How can we live longer? And better? In his funny, self-deprecating voice, veteran reporter Bill Gifford takes readers on a fascinating journey through the science of aging, from the obvious signs like wrinkles and baldness right down into the innermost workings of cells. We visit cutting-edge labs where scientists are working to "hack" the aging process, like purging "senescent" cells from mice to reverse the effects of aging. He'll reveal why some people live past 100 without even trying, what has happened with resveratrol, the "red wine pill" that made headlines a few years ago, how your fat tissue is trying to kill you, and how it's possible to unlock longevity-promoting pathways that are programmed into our very genes. Gifford separates the wheat from the chaff as he exposes hoaxes and scams foisted upon an aging society, and arms readers with the best possible advice on what to do, what not to do, and what life-changing treatments may be right around the corner. An intoxicating mixture of deep reporting, fascinating science, and prescriptive takeaway, SPRING CHICKEN will reveal the extraordinary breakthroughs that may yet bring us eternal youth, while exposing dangerous deceptions that prey on the innocent and ignorant"-- Provided by publisher.

CNA study guide : test prep with practice questions for the NNAAP Certified Nurse Assistant exam.

February 5, 2015
[United States] : Trivium Test Prep, [2014]
128 pages ; 28 cm
Title from cover.
"Pass your test the first time, guaranteed. Practice questions for all concepts, tips from CNA experts, real test secrets revealed. The comprehensive study guide for the Certified Nurse Assistant exam"--Cover.
Physical care skills : activities of daily living -- Physical care skills : basic nursing skills -- Physical care skills : restorative skills -- Psychosocial care skills -- Role of the nurse aide -- Test your knowledge -- Answers.

Tales from both sides of the brain : a life in neuroscience

February 3, 2015
Gazzaniga, Michael S., author.
©2015
xvi, 428 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the most important neuroscientists of the twentieth century, gives us an exciting behind-the-scenes look at his seminal work on that unlikely couple, the right and left brain.

The mindful way through stress : the proven 8-week path to health, happiness, and well-being

February 2, 2015
Alidina, Shamash.
New York : The Guilford Press, [2015]
ix, 324 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
How mindfulness helps with stress -- Discovering mindfulness-based stress systems -- Getting the most out of mindfulness-based stress reduction -- Week 1 : there's more right with you than wrong with you -- Week 2 : from automatic reacting to creative responding -- Week 3 : the joy and value of living in the present -- Week 4 : Understanding and managing stress -- Week 5 : taking a stand : responding to stress -- Week 6 : mindful communication -- A day of mindfulness : deepening your awareness -- Week 7 : taking care of yourself -- Week 8 : the rest of your life -- Mindful stretching and yoga.
"Take a deep breath. Feeling less stressed already? Bestselling author Shamash Alidina shows just how simple it is to master the proven techniques of mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) in this engaging guide. Whatever the source of stress--work pressures, dealing with difficult people, financial strains, or family demands--mindfulness offers new tools for remaining calm in challenging situations and attaining a new level of physical and emotional well being. In as little as 10 minutes a day over 8 weeks, the reader is taken step by step through a carefully structured sequence of guided meditations and easy yoga exercises. Vivid stories, everyday examples, and opportunities for self reflection make the book especially inviting. Science shows that MBSR works--and now it is easier than ever to get started"-- Provided by publisher.

You have a brain

February 2, 2015
Carson, Ben, author.
©2015
231 pages ; 23 cm.
"Includes discussion questions"--Cover.
Throughout his life, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson has needed to overcome many obstacles: his father leaving the family, being considered stupid by his classmates in grade school, growing up in inner-city Detroit, and having a violent temper. But Dr. Carson didn't let his circumstances control him and instead discovered eight principles that helped shape his future... Dr. Carson unpacks the eight important parts of Thinking Big: Talent, Honesty, Insight, being Nice, Knowledge, Books, In-Depth learning, and God, and presents the stories of people who demonstrated those things in his life. By applying the idea of THINK BIG to your life, and by looking at those around you as well, you too can overcome obstacles and work toward achieving your dreams.

The food babe way : break free from the hidden toxins in your food and lose weight, look years younger, and get healthy in just 21 days!

February 2, 2015
Hari, Vani, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
xii, 369 pages ; 25 cm.
Hari invites you to follow an easy and accessible plan to rid your body of toxins, lose weight without counting calories, and restore your natural glow in just 21 days. Includes anecdotes of her own transformation along with easy-to-follow shopping lists, meal plans, and mouthwatering recipes.

The fighting spirit : the art of winning your fight

January 28, 2015
McAlary, Mary, author.
©2014
x, 118 pages : 24 cm.
"Everybody Fights."
"The fighting spirit: the art of winning your fight is the first in the Everybody Fights book series, part of the heartfelt mission of 31-year-old George Foreman III, the son of the great boxing legend George Foreman, to build and foster a community of everyday fighters and inspire their journeys by sharing their stories. George III and Mary, who was diagnosed with MS 10 years ago, seem to be unlikely family at first, but their fight and philosophy of living bring them together to share their life-changing stories and personal hard-won lessons. Together, they pack a punch of inspiration. Readers will learn the key Fight Laws needed to win their own battles--and ultimately be able to join a growing community of truly inspirational people. The book is chockfull of motivating wisdom as well as tips for wellness and living with MS--and a few of Mary's favorite healthy recipes, too. Why? Because 'everybodyfights.' As George III says, It's about chomping at the bit to wake up and defy the odds every day. It's about being scared to death and saddling up anyway. It's about turning your fight on when you have a diagnosis! Fighting is not a sport--it's a spirit."--Publisher's description.

It was me all along : a memoir

January 28, 2015
Mitchell, Andie.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2015]
232 pages ; 22 cm
All her life, Mitchell had eaten lustily and mindlessly. Food was her babysitter, her best friend, her confidant, and it provided a refuge from her fractured family. But when she stepped on the scale on her twentieth birthday and it registered a shocking 268 pounds, she knew she had to change the way she thought about food and herself: her life was at stake. She tells us how she discovered balance in an off-kilter world, finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself.

The autoimmune solution : prevent and reverse the full spectrum of inflammatory symptoms and diseases

January 27, 2015
Myers, Amy (Physician)
©2015
viii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The autoimmune epidemic. My autoimmune journey and yours ; Myths and facts about autoimmunity ; Your enemy, yourself: how autoimmunity works -- Get to the root. Heal your gut ; Get rid of gluten, grains, and legumes ; Tame the toxins ; Heal your infections and relieve your stress -- Learn the tools. Putting the Myers way into practice ; Your thirty-day protocol: meal plans and recipes -- Live the solution. The Myers way as a way of life ; Navigating the medical maze ; A world of hope: success stories.
Myers offers a medically proven approach to prevent and revers a wide range of inflammatory-related sypmtoms and diseases, from allergies and IBS to Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Plucked : a history of hair removal

January 27, 2015
Herzig, Rebecca M., 1971-
New York : New York University Press, [2015]
vii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"From the clamshell razors and homemade lye depilatories used in colonial America to the diode lasers and prescription pharmaceuticals available today, Americans have used a staggering array of tools to remove hair deemed unsightly, unnatural, or excessive. This is true especially for women and girls; conservative estimates indicate that 99% of American women have tried hair removal, and at least 85% regularly remove hair from their faces, armpits, legs, and bikini lines. How and when does hair become a problem--what makes some growth "excessive"? Who or what separates the necessary from the superfluous? In Plucked, historian Rebecca Herzig addresses these questions about hair removal. She shows how, over time, dominant American beliefs about visible hair changed: where once elective hair removal was considered a "mutilation" practiced primarily by "savage" men, by the turn of the twentieth century, hair-free faces and limbs were expected for women. Visible hair growth--particularly on young, white women--came to be perceived as a sign of political extremism, sexual deviance, or mental illness. By the turn of the twenty-first century, more and more Americans were waxing, threading, shaving, or lasering themselves smooth. Herzig's extraordinary account also reveals some of the collateral damages of the intensifying pursuit of hair-free skin. Moving beyond the experiences of particular patients or clients, Herzig describes the surprising histories of race, science, industry, and medicine behind today's hair-removing tools. Plucked is an unsettling, gripping, and original tale of the lengths to which Americans will go to remove hair"-- Provided by publisher.

Shrink rap : three psychiatrists explain their work

January 27, 2015
Miller, Dinah.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
ix, 255 p. ; 24 cm.
Melissa and Oscar : getting help -- Josh : a walk through the system -- The Brandt family : why people seek care -- Tara : let's talk -- Josh revisited : "ask your doctor to prescribe" -- Becca : when things go wrong -- Eddie : a child at risk -- Eddie : the prison patient -- Mitchell : hospital-based psychiatry -- Sharon : the business of psychiatry -- Things we argue about -- The future of psychiatry.

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