New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

September 30, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The autoimmune fix : how to stop the hidden autoimmune damage that keeps you sick, fat, and tired before it turns into disease

September 29, 2016
O'Bryan, Tom, author.
xxx, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part one: The problem. The spectrum of autoimmunity ; Culprits and causes : genetics, exposure, and intestinal permeability ; The absolute necessity of a healthy microbiome ; Determining your place on the autoimmune spectrum ; The science of predictive autoimmunity -- Part two: The fix. The Transition Protocol : what you can expect ; Transition phase 1: weeks 1-3 ; Supporting your transition ; Transition phase 2: weeks 4-6 ; The Transition Protocol recipes ; Week 7 and beyond : a lifetime of better health.
"The Autoimmune Fix provides a practical and much-needed guide to navigating these increasingly common conditions to help you feel better and develop a plan that works for you."-- Provided by publisher.

Let them eat dirt : saving your child from an oversanitized world

September 29, 2016
Finlay, B. Brett, 1959- author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016.
xiii, 288 pages ; 24 cm
We are more microbe than human. Children are microbe magnets ; A newly discovered organ : the human microbiome -- Raising babies and their microbes. Pregnancy : eating for two? : try eating for trillions ; Birth : welcome to the world of microbes ; Breast milk : liquid gold ; Solid foods : a growing diet for microbes ; Antibiotics : carpet bombing the microbiota ; Pets : a microbe's best friend ; Lifestyle : microbe deficit disorder -- Collateral damage. Obesity : the world is getting heavier ; Diabetes : microbes have a sweet tooth ; Intestinal diseases : fire in the gut! ; Asthma and allergies : microbes keep us breathing easy ; Gut feelings : microbiota and the brain ; Vaccines work! ; Bugs as drugs.
Microbiologists Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta explain how the trillions of microbes that live in and on our bodies influence childhood development; why an imbalance of those microbes can lead to obesity, diabetes, and asthma, among other chronic conditions; and what parents can do-- from conception on-- to positively affect their own behaviors and those of their children. They describe how natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and solid foods influence children microbiota. They also offer practical advice on matters such as whether to sterilize food implements for babies, the use of antibiotics, the safety of vaccines, and why having pets is a good idea.

The thyroid connection : why you feel tired, brain-fogged, and overweight -- and how to get your life back

September 29, 2016
Myers, Amy (Physician), author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
vi, 425 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part one: The new thyroid epidemic. The thyroid crisis ; You can be helped -- Part two: Understanding your thyroid. What is the thyroid? ; The autoimmune connection -- Part three: Working with your doctor. Why your doctor gets it wrong ; How to ask your doctor for more -- Part four: The Myers way. The power of food ; Tame the toxins ; The infection connection ; The stress solution -- Part five: The Myers Way step by step. The Myers Way thyroid connection plan ; The Myers Way thyroid connection twenty-eight-day plan ; The Myers Way thyroid connection plan...for life ; The Myers Way thyroid connection plan recipes.
Provides a comprehensive, accessible overview of thyroid problems and explains how to recognize the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction, work with a doctor to get the correct diagnosis, and create an appropriate plan for treatment and recovery.

Juniper : the girl who was born too soon

September 26, 2016
French, Kelley, author.
New York : Little Brown and Company, 2016.
315 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The tunnel -- Creation -- Blood -- Zero Zone -- Dark Star -- Sky -- The hatchling.
"Juniper French was born four months early, at 23 weeks gestation. She weighed 1 pound, 4 ounces, and her twiggy body was the length of a Barbie doll. Her head was smaller than a tennis ball, her skin was nearly translucent, and through her chest you could see her flickering heart. Babies like Juniper, born at the edge of viability, trigger the question: Which is the greater act of love--to save her, or to let her go? Kelley and Thomas French chose to fight for Juniper's life, and this is their incredible tale. In one exquisite memoir, the authors explore the border between what is possible and what is right. They marvel at the science that conceived and sustained their daughter and the love that made the difference. They probe the bond between a mother and a baby, between a husband and a wife. They trace the journey of their family from its fragile beginning to the miraculous survival of their now thriving daughter." -- Dust jacket.

Inflamed : discover the root cause of inflammation and personalize a step-by-step plan to create a healthy, vibrant life

September 26, 2016
Malone, Shelly, author.
United States : Agustin Publishing, [2016]
220 pages ; 22 cm
Inside you'll find: exactly what inflammation means and how it manifests: pain, allergies, infertility, depression, obesity and autoimmune conditions and more; the complete story on gluten, dairy and other food sensitivities; what your digestive tract is trying to tell you; why it&#x;s time to trade the calorie and fat gram counting for brand new eating principles; where inflammatory toxins hide (in your food, in your home and on your body); the synergistic connection between stress, sleep and hormones; how your past medical history can contribute to poor health; customize a step-by-step action plan that meets you where you are; explore over 20 cheat sheets to help you implement practices that fit your individual lifestyle.--From back cover.

My child is sick! : expert advice for managing common illnesses and injuries

September 26, 2016
Schmitt, Barton D., 1937- author.
Elk Grove Village, IL : American Academy of Pediatrics, [2017]
xiii, 426 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
pt. 1. Fever symptoms. -- p. 2. Head or brain symptoms -- pt. 3. Eye symptoms -- pt. 4. Ear symptoms -- pt. 5. Nose symptoms -- pt. 6. Mouth or throat symptoms -- pt. 7. Lung or breathing symptoms -- pt. 8. Abdominal symptoms -- pt. 9. Genital or urinary symptoms -- pt. 10. Arm or leg symptoms -- pt. 11. Skin, localized symptoms -- pt. 12. Skin, widespread symptoms -- pt. 13. Bites or stings -- pt. 14. Miscellaneous symptoms -- pt. 15. Drug dosage charts ; Acetaminophen dosage chart ; Ibuprofen dosage chart ; Benadryl dosage chart (Diphenhydramine).
Describes a variety of symptoms and ailments children may develop and offers guidance on acceptable treatments and when emergency care is required.

Whole : how I learned to fill the fragments of my life with forgiveness, hope, strength, and creativity : a guide to self-repair

September 23, 2016
Moore, Melissa G. (Melissa Grace), author.
xiii, 241 pages ; 24 cm
Watch the storm : the wisdom of inaction -- Heal your heart : the palce your voice resides -- Open your mind : positive expansion -- Leverage your power : heroic action -- Elevate your spirit : motivation is all around.
"When Melissa Moore was 13 years old, her father said to her, 'I know how to kill someone and get away with it.' At the time she chalked it up to his love of detective novels, but it didn't change the fact that her father had always been someone who made her anxious. Two years later, in 1995, Melissa's father was arrested for the murder of 8 women over a period of 5 years; he was the serial killer known nationally as The Happy Face Killer. The pain, trauma, and shame that followed her father's conviction could have left irreparable damage, but Melissa, now the host of LMN's Monster in My Family, has spent the following decades pursuing a path of healing"-- Provided by publisher.

Attending others : a doctor's education in bodies and words

September 21, 2016
Volck, Brian, 1959-
xiii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

The Men's Health longevity program : 12-week plan to bolster your health, get lean, boost your brainpower, power up, feel great now and later, keep sex hot

September 15, 2016
Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale ; London : Hi Marketing, 2001.
xii, 436 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

First-year baby care : the "owner's manual" you need for your baby's first year

September 12, 2016
Kelly, Paula, 1949- author.
Minnetonka, Minnesota : Meadowbrook Press ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, [2016]
xii, 215 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Your newborn -- Caring for your baby -- Feeding your baby -- Your baby's safety -- Your baby's development -- Medical care for your baby.

ADHD nation : children, doctors, big pharma, and the making of an American epidemic

September 9, 2016
Schwarz, Alan, 1968- author.
New York : Scribner, 2016.
viii, 338 pages ; 24 cm
Fidgety Phil's arithmetic pills -- Dr. Conners -- From MBD to ADD -- Collision course -- Kristin -- Jamison -- ADD for all -- The hijacking -- There's something they know about us -- Higher and higher -- Less than -- Bright college days -- And now, a word from our sponsors -- Awakening -- Connection -- This is your brain on capitalism -- Coming soon to a doctor near you -- Prescription.
"A groundbreaking and definitive account of the widespread misdiagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder--and its serious effects on children, adults, and society"-- Provided by publisher.

The DNA restart : unlock your personal genetic code to eat for your genes, lose weight, and reverse aging

September 9, 2016
Moalem, Sharon, author.
[Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale Books, [2016]
xvi, 271 pages ; 24 cm
The DNA Restart 1st Pillar: Eat for Your Genes -- The DNA Restart 2nd Pillar: Reverse Aging -- The DNA Restart 3rd Pillar: Eat Umami -- The DNA Restart 4th Pillar: Drinking Oolong Tea -- The DNA Restart 5th Pillar: Slow Living -- The DNA Restart Road Map To Optimal Health And Longevity.
"The DNA Restart turns traditional dietary advice on its head with groundbreaking research that demonstrates that we all require different diets based on our genes."-- Provided by publisher.

Solomon speaks on reconnecting your life

September 7, 2016
Pearl, Eric.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2013.
201 pages ; 24 cm
"Why are prominent doctors, quantum physicists, and researchers all over the world interested in the seemingly chance encounter that Dr. Eric Pearl had with one of his patients? What was it about that encounter that would not only radically accelerate the trajectory of his life, but ultimately affect the lives of millions. and will most likely profoundly affect your life as well? What is this phenomenon? In his international bestseller, The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself, Dr. Pearl taught readers how to access and tap into a comprehensive spectrum of energy, light, and information previously inaccessible to anyone, anywhere. In doing so, he allowed us to entirely transcend complex healing "techniques" and bring about dramatic, often instantaneous, lifelong healings and life transformations! Since then, the world has clamored for Eric's second book. His response? When I have something else to say. Today Dr. Pearl, in collaboration with Frederick Ponzlov, indeed has something else to say. You might have to reconsider everything you've read up until now about healing, consciousness, and our four-dimensional existence here on Earth. As guided by the spirit of Solomon, a multidimensional intelligence that speaks through Frederick Ponzlov, experience firsthand the insights imparted during the evolution of this unique transmodality known today as Reconnective Healing. Now you can discover these insights and apply them to your life-insights that have revolutionized the healing world and given us the key to access the immense power that we each have within our lives. Solomon speaks."-- Provided by publisher.

Glow kids : how screen addiction is hijacking our kids-- and how to break the trance

September 7, 2016
Kardaras, Nicholas, 1964- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
viii, 278 pages ; 24 cm
The trouble with tech -- Invasion of the glow kids -- Brave new e-world -- Digital drugs and the brain -- Interview with Dr. Doan : neuroscientist and recovering video gamer -- The big disconnect : texting and social media -- Clinical disorders and the glow kids effect -- Monkey see, monkey do : mass media effects -- Video games and aggression : the research -- Ripped from the headlines : real cases of video game-influenced violence -- The Newtown massacre : video game psychosis -- Etan Patz and the end of innocence-- and outdoor play -- Follow the money : screens and the educational industrial complex -- It's an e-world -- The solution : escaping Plato's e-cave -- Appendix. Does my child have a screen or tech addiction problem?.
"In Glow Kids, Dr. Nicholas Kardaras will examine how technology-- more specifically, age-inappropriate screen tech, with all of its glowing ubiquity-- has profoundly affected the brains of an entire generation. Brain imaging research is showing that stimulating glowing screens are as dopaminergic (dopamine activating) to the brain's pleasure center as sex. And a growing mountain of clinical research correlates screen tech with disorders like ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, increased aggression, and even psychosis. Most shocking of all, recent brain imaging studies conclusively show that excessive screen exposure can neurologically damage a young person's developing brain in the same way that cocaine addiction can"--

The hidden plague : a field guide for surviving & overcoming hidradenitis suppurativa

September 2, 2016
Grant, Tara, author.
Malibu, CA : Primal Blueprint Publishing, [2013]
vi, 309 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Autism spectrum disorder : the ultimate teen guide

September 1, 2016
Tabone, Francis, 1965- author.
xi, 216 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
An introduction to ASD -- The basics -- What's in a name? an historical look at ASD -- The brain and ASD -- The sensory struggle -- Education and therapies for individuals with ASD -- The fame of autistic spectrum disorder -- Parents and siblings, what are their experiences? -- What should I say? what should I do?
Firmly grounding this subject in facts while providing advice for those affected by Autism Sprectrum Disorder (ASD) both directly and indirectly this book will be of interest to young adults as well as to their family members and friends. As a result, readers will better understand how to interact and work with those with ASD as well as gain a broader acceptance of those who may be different. With helpful advice and a list of resources, Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a much needed book for anyone wanting to know more about Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Finding calm for the expectant mom : tools for reducing stress, anxiety, and mood swings during your pregnancy

August 30, 2016
Domar, Alice D., author.
New York, New York : TarcherPerigee, [2016]
xviii, 263 pages ; 21 cm
Am I Crazy, or Am I Just Pregnant? -- Pregnancy Perfection -- Pregnancy Survival Kit -- The Pregnant Brain -- High-Octane Prenatal Self-Care -- Belly Support -- Talking Your Way Through Pregnancy -- The Fourth Trimester--the Bump Is Now a Baby!.
"In today's perfectionistic culture, pregnant women are expected to be boundlessly optimistic and literally glowing with happiness. What often go unacknowledged are the physical and emotional challenges of pregnancy. This book offers strategies and solutions for confronting and relieving the stress of pregnancy. Think about some of the words so commonly used to describe a pregnant woman: "radiant," "glowing," "serene." But even for women who are thrilled to be having a baby, pregnancy can also be a difficult time filled with ambivalence, anxiety, and moodiness. Women who are typically accustomed to having complete control over their bodies endure waves of morning sickness, discomfort with their expanding belly, exhaustion, and anxiety about the impact a baby will have on their career, relationships, and freedom. Many pregnant women feel guilty about the challenging emotions; they face enormous societal pressure to be ecstatic about impending motherhood and wonder what is wrong with them when they don't feel the happiness they think they should be experiencing. Research shows that excessive stress during pregnancy is associated with premature birth and low birth weight. But relief does not come in the form of a pill--antidepressants have the potential to cause pregnancy complications and lifelong harm to unborn babies. Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom presents a seven-step program that shows women what they can do to feel happier, calmer, and less stressed in a safe and natural way. With the tools and problem-solving techniques presented here, women can adjust their expectations, restructure negative thought patterns, cultivate resiliency, and become better prepared to take on the role of motherhood"-- Provided by publisher.

Counting the days while my mind slips away : a love letter to my family

August 24, 2016
Utecht, Ben, 1981- author.
New York : Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2016.
xiv, 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Where it all began -- Foundations -- Up and down -- Mild traumatic brain injury -- Gaston -- Turning point -- Moving forward -- Out of the ashes -- New beginning -- Welcome to the NFL -- Transitions -- A super year -- The ultimate -- Not the same -- Fresh start -- Elleora -- The final blow -- What now? -- Searching for direction, looking for answers -- Back into the jungle -- "Why wasn't I invited?" -- Surrender -- At long last -- "You will always be my girls."
"After five major concussions, NFL tight-end Ben Utecht of the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals is losing his memories. This is his powerful and emotional love letter to his wife and daughters--whom he someday may not recognize--and an inspiring message for all to live every moment fully. Emotionally powerful, inspiring, and uplifting, Ben's story will captivate and encourage you to make the most of every day and treasure all of your memories"--Provided by publisher.

The vaccine-friendly plan : Dr. Paul's safe and effective approach to immunity and health-from pregnancy through your child's teen years

August 24, 2016
Thomas, Paul MD, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
xx, 424 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Toxins, toxins, toxins: raising healthy children in a poisoned world -- Pregnancy matters: protecting your baby before birth -- Welcome to the world, Baby: the first hours of life -- The first two weeks of life -- The two-month visit: baby's first vaccines -- Keeping your baby healthy in the first nine months -- Your one-year-old -- The toddler and preschool years -- Baby's going to school? Common illnesses, common complaints, and common sense about vaccines for your school-age child -- "It's your fault I failed my driver's license test, Mo-om!": keeping preteens and teens healthy without sacrificing your sanity -- The best ways to support your child's immune system: Dr. Paul's cheat sheet -- So where do we go from here? -- Appendixes. A. Recommended reading -- B. CDC vaccination schedules, 1983 and 2016 -- C. Ten questions to ask when looking for a pediatrician -- D. List of vaccine ingredients, by vaccine -- E. Clinical data from Dr. Paul's practice -- F. If your child has a bad vaccine reaction: how to file a VAERS report -- G. Science every parent should know about -- H. FDA statement on injected aluminum safety -- I. Dr. Paul's vaccine plan at a glance.
"The new standard for pediatric care from one of today's most trusted pediatricians Paul Thomas, M.D., is a vaccine-friendly doctor: knowledgeable about both the latest scientific research and the community's disease exposure, and respectful of a family's risk factors, health history, and concerns. In The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, he presents his proven approach to building immunity, a new protocol that limits a child's exposure to aluminum, mercury, and other neurotoxins while building overall good health. Based on the results from his pediatric practice of more than eleven thousand children, as well as data from other credible and scientifically minded medical doctors, Dr. Paul's vaccine-friendly protocol gives readers recommendations for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth vital information about what to expect at every well child visit from birth through adolescence a slower, evidence-based vaccine schedule that calls for only one aluminum-containing shot at a time important questions to ask about your child's first few weeks, first years, and beyond advice about how to talk to health care providers when you have concerns the risks associated with opting out of vaccinations a practical approach to common illnesses throughout the school years simple tips and tricks for healthy eating and toxin-free living at any age Accessible and reassuring, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan presents a new standard for pediatric care, giving parents peace of mind in raising happy, healthy children"-- Provided by publisher.

The born again runner : a guide to overcoming excuses, injuries, and other obstacles for new and returning runners

August 22, 2016
Magill, Pete.
New York : The Experiment, LLC, [2016]
xiv, 289 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Distributed by Workman Publishing Company, Inc."--Title page verso.

Health careers in sports

August 19, 2016
Burgan, Michael, author.
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, [2016]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Getting started -- Hard at work -- Realities of the workplace -- The nitty-gritty.
Provides an introduction to health careers for people who enjoy sports, discussing the nature of the work, educational or training requirements, getting started, salary, and sources of more information.


August 16, 2016
Freedman, Jeri.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2016.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
The herpes virus -- Herpes : the creeping disease -- Don't do it! -- Catching herpes ... what now? -- Coping with herpes -- Glossary.
"Many young adults are completely unprepared when they discover they have been infected with herpes. Herpes cannot be cured, and it has a lifelong effect on a person's health and social life. In this informative volume, readers learn about the herpes virus, how it is transmitted and spread, and how the body reacts to the virus. They will discover ways to deal with recurrences and steps to take to maintain good sexual health. The book explains diagnoses, forms of treatment, and strategies for coping with the disease. It also offers some tips for how to tell parents and partners about having herpes"--Provided by the publisher.

Patient H.M. : a story of memory, madness and family secrets

August 15, 2016
Dittrich, Luke, author.
xv, 440 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Part I: Origins. The fall ; Crumpled lead and rippled copper ; Dream jobs ; The bridge ; Arline -- Part II: Madness. Pomander walk ; Water, fire, electricity ; Melius anceps remedium quam nullum ; The broken ; Room 2200 ; Sunset Hill ; Experiment successful, but the patient died ; Unlimited access ; Ecphory ; The vacuum and the ice pick -- Part III: The hunt. It was brought into the sea ; Proust on the operating table ; Fortunate misfortunes ; Henry Gustave Molaison (1926-1953) -- Part IV: Discovery. Where angels fear to tread ; Monkeys and men ; Interpreting the stars ; The son-of-a-bitch center ; The MIT research project known as the amnesic patient H.M. -- Part V: Secret wars. Dewey defeats Truman ; A sweet, tractable man ; It is necessary to go to Niagara to see Niagara Falls ; Patient H.M. (1953-2008) ; The smell of bone dust ; Every day is alone in itself ; Postmortem.
"In the late 1930s, in asylums and hospitals across America, a group of renowned neurosurgeons worked to develop and refine a new class of brain operation--the lobotomy--that they hoped would eradicate everything from schizophrenia to homosexuality...The most important test subject to emerge from this largely untold chapter was a 27-year-old factory worker named Henry Molaison...Journalist Luke Dittrich uses his case as a starting point for a kaleidoscopic journey, from the first recorded brain surgeries in ancient Egypt to the cutting-edge laboratories of MIT...It is also, at times, a deeply personal journey: Dittrich's grandfather was the brilliant, morally complex surgeon who operated on Molaison--and thousands of other patients..."--From dust jacket.

A practical guide to vibrational medicine : energy healing and spiritual transformation

August 15, 2016
Gerber, Richard, 1954-
xii, 446 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"A hardcover edition of this book was published under the title Vibrational medicine for the 21st century"--Title page verso.
What is vibrational medicine? -- Vibrational medicine and the paths to illness versus wellness -- The road to health and wellness : a multidimensional approach -- Healing with homeopathy -- Acupuncture and Chinese medicine : an ancient approach to vibrational healing -- The art of healing with flower essences -- Healing with color and light -- Magnetobiology and the art and science of magnetic healing -- Radionics and distant healing : the black sheep of vibrational medicine -- The varieties of hands-on healing -- Vibrational medicine and its implications for personal and global spiritual transformation.

Wasted : a memoir of anorexia and bulimia

August 15, 2016
Hornbacher, Marya, 1974-
New York : Harper Perennial, 2014.
316, 14 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1998.
"A reissue of the bestselling memoir with a new afterword by the author. Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all sense of what it means to be "normal," Marya Hornbacher lovingly embraced her anorexia and bulimia--until a particularly horrifying bout with the disease in college put the romance of wasting away to rest forever. WASTED is the story of one woman's travels to reality's darker side--and her decision to find her way back on her own terms"-- Provided by publisher.

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