New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

August 28, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The narcissist next door : understanding the monster in your family, in your office, in your bed-in your world

August 27, 2014
Kluger, Jeffrey.
New York : Riverhead Hardcover, 2014.
277 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
" From an award-winning senior writer at Time, an eye-opening exploration of narcissism, how to recognize it, and how to handle it. The odds are good that you know a narcissist-probably a lot of them. The odds are also good that they are intelligent, confident, and articulate-the center of attention. They make you laugh and they make you think. The odds are also that this spell didn't last. Narcissists are everywhere. There are millions of them in the United States alone: entertainers, politicians, business people, your neighbors. Recognizing and understanding them is crucial to your not being overtaken by them, says Jeffrey Kluger, in his provocative new book about this insidious disorder. With insight and wit, Kluger frames the surprising new research on narcissism and explains the complex, exasperating personality disorder. He reveals how narcissism and narcissists affect our lives at work and at home, on the road, and in the halls of government; what to do when we encounter narcissism; and how to neutralize its effects before it's too late. As a Time writer and science editor, Kluger knows how to take science's new ideas and transform them into smart, accessible insights. Highly readable and deeply engaging, this book helps us understand narcissism and narcissists more fully. "-- Provided by publisher.

Acid test : LSD, Ecstasy, and the power to heal

August 27, 2014
Shroder, Tom.
New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
xvii, 426 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"A fascinating, transformative look at the therapeutic powers of psychedelic drugs, particularly in the treatment of PTSD, and the past fifty years of scientific, political, and legal controversy they have ignited, by award-winning journalist Tom Shroder"-- Provided by publisher.

Hyper : a personal history of ADHD

August 27, 2014
Denevi, Timothy, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2014].
274 pages ; 24 cm
"Hyper: A Personal History of ADHD is Timothy Denevi's memoir of growing up as a hyperactive child, intertwined with his even-handed and thorough reporting on the history of the diagnosis and its treatment. Beginning with the moment he first started having severe emotional fits, his book traces his compelling and moving journey through fifteen years of diagnosis and treatment as he illuminates the medical and psychological theories and practices that shape our understanding of this controversial diagnosis. In the 1980s, mental disorders were just beginning to be seen as biological in origin; hyperactivity was being medicated with a variety of stimulants. In Timothy's first week on Ritalin at the age of six, the medication triggered a psychotic reaction. He ran into the kitchen, grabbed a knife, and threatened to kill himself in front of his mother. Doctors prescribed behavior therapy, then antidepressants. Nothing worked. The reader never stops caring for Timothy as he makes is way through grade school and high school, knowing he is a problem for those who love him, longing to be able to be good and fit in, hanging out with boys who have similar symptoms but meet quite different ends, and finally realizing he must come to grips with his disorder before his life spins completely out of control. Simultaneously, the author traces our understanding of the origins of the condition, from the late 19th and early 20th centuries when hyperactivity was atributed to defective moral conscience, demons, or head trauma, through the twentieth century when food additives, bad parenting, and even government conspiracies were blamed, to the most recent genetic research"-- Provided by publisher.

The sunfood diet success system

August 27, 2014
Wolfe, David, 1970-
Berkeley, CA : North Atlantic Books, 2012.
591 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.

Get healthy now! : a complete guide to prevention, treatment and healthy living

August 25, 2014
Null, Gary.
New York : Seven Stories Press, c2006.
1146 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Buzzed : the straight facts about the most used and abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy

August 22, 2014
Kuhn, Cynthia, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Just say know (a college student's perspective by Leigh Heather Wilson and Jeremy Foster) ; Test your drug knowledge -- pt. I. Alcohol : liquor, whiskey, booze, hooch, wine, beer, ale, porter -- Caffeine : coffee, tea, softdrinks, energy drinks, over-the-counter pain relievers and stimulants, some prescription medications -- Ecstasy : MDMA (X, XTC, Adam), MDE (Eve), MDA (Love) -- Hallucinogens : lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD--acid, blotter, California sunshine, microdot, trip, yellow sunshine, etc.), mescaline (peyote, buttons, mesc, mescal, topi), psilocybin mushrooms (boomers, magic mushrooms, shrooms), dimethyltryptamine (DMT--businessman's special), ayahuasca (caapi, yage, vegetal), belladonna alkaloids (atropine, scopolamine, belladonna, deadly nightshade, Jimsonweed, stink weed, mandrake), phencyclidine (PCP, angel dust, T, PeaCe pill), ketamine (Special K, K), dextromethorphan (Dex, robo, red devils), Salvia divinorum (ska, Maria, la Maria, ska Pastora) -- Herbal drugs : herbal X-tacy, smart drugs, ginseng, melatonin, etc. -- Inhalants : nitrites (butyl or amyl--bolt, bullets, climax, locker room, rush, poppers, snappers, aimes); anesthetics (nitrous oxide--Whippets; gaseous anesthesia agents used for surgery--halothane, ether); solvents, paints, sprays, and fuels (toluene, gasoline, glues, canned spray paint, etc.) -- Marijuana : marijuana (reefer, pot, herb, ganja, grass, old man, Blanche, weed, sinsemilla, bhang, dagga, smoke), hashish (hash, tar), hash oil (oil, charas) -- Nicotine : tobacco, nicotine chewing gum, nicotine skin patch, chewing tobacco, snuff, cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco -- Opiates : opium (Chinese molasses, dreams, gong, O, skee, toys, zero), heroin (Big H, dreck, horse, mojo, smack, white lady, brown), heroin and cocain (speedballs), morphine, codeine, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), oxycodone (Percodan, OxyContin), meperidine (Demerol), diphenoxylate (Lomotil), hydrocodone (Vicodin), fentanyl (Sublimaze), propoxyphene (Darvon) -- Sedatives: barbiturates (phenobarbital, pentobarbital [Nembutal], secobarbital [Seconal], amobarbital [Amytal]), chloral hydrate (Notec, Somnos, Felsules), glutethimide (Doriden), Equanil, Miltown, Noludar, Placidyl, Valmid, methaqualone (Quaaludes, ludes), benzodiazepines (such as Rohypnol, Valium, Librium, Ativan, Xanax, Halcion, and many others), drugs designed specifically to induce sleep (zolpidem [Ambien], eszopiclone [Lunesta], and ramelteon [Rozerem]), gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) -- Steroids : steroids, roids, juice -- Stimulants : cocaine (coke, blow, candy, crack, jack, jimmy, rock, nose candy, whitecoat), amphetamine (crank, bennies, uppers), methamphetamine (meth, crystal, crystal meth, ice), ephedrine, methylphenidate (Ritalin), methcathinone (cat, crank, goob) -- pt. II. Brain basics ; Drug basics ; Addiction ; Legal issues.

Flight from reason : a mother's story of schizophrenia, recovery and hope

August 20, 2014
Yeiser, Karen S., author.
©2014
221 pages ; 23 cm.
Foreword by Henry A. Nasrallah, M.D."--Cover.
"The insidious symptoms of schizophrenia quietly transformed Karen's devoted and intelligent daughter Bethany into a despondent, dirty, homeless stranger, living on the streets of a West Coast city. After dropping out of college and refusing all contact with family and friends, her daughter pursued an obsession to travel alone to three continents in an effort to help alleviate worldwide human suffering and poverty. Throughout an agonizing five year period of estrangement, not realizing her daughter's personality changes were the direct result of emerging schizophrenia, there were times when Karen did not know if her daughter was dead or alive. Every attempt to make contact with Bethany resulted in deeper estrangement as schizophrenia twisted her sense of reality and ravaged her mind. One day Karen and her husband were notified by police that Bethany was being held on a 72-hour psychiatric hold in a hospital emergency room two thousand miles away. Little did they know that the reunion with their daughter would plunge all three of them into an even broader dimension of suffering generated by Bethany's severe illness and her awakened desire to reclaim her life. Through a series of events, and despite overwhelming odds, Bethany made an unexpected and complete recovery from schizophrenia. Seen through Karen's eyes, and with raw honesty, she brings the reader directly into her own world of confusion and heartbreak. She offers an intimate perspective on the agony families endure while watching mental illness assault the mind of a loved one, and navigating the frustrating obstacle course of the mental health system."--Publisher's description.

Mind estranged : my journey from schizophrenia and homelessness to recovery

August 20, 2014
Yeiser, Bethany, author.
©2014
157 pages ; 23 cm.
Foreword by Henry A. Nasrallah, M.D."--Cover.
"Mind estranged tells the story of Bethany's life, from her years as a promising university student through her gradual descent into schizophrenia, and unexpected, full recovery. While slowly losing her sanity, she traveled the world. She returned to the U.S. unable to work or study--and soon found herself homeless, delusional, and controlled by voices that talked to her and gave her orders in her mind. Bethany's memoir enables the reader to enter into the mind of a person with schizophrenia, homeless and roaming the streets. While living in the shadows of society, her illness drove her to refuse all contact with her family and friends, and eventually led to her arrest and hospitalization. Against all odds, she recovered from schizophrenia, returned to college, and graduated with honors."--Publisher's description.

Living with bipolar disorder : a handbook for patients and their families

August 20, 2014
Brock, Karen R., 1953-
©2014.
x, 251 pages ; 23 cm.
"The goal of this book is to help the bipolar person manage their illness and live a full and meaningful life. The reader will learn about bipolar disorder: how it presents, is diagnosed, is passed down in families, and how it affects women as compared to men. The types of treatment and daily maintenance are discussed"-- Provided by publisher.

Nutrition and physical degeneration

August 19, 2014
Price, Weston A. (Weston Andrew)
La Mesa, CA : Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, c2008.
xxxvii, 527 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Why seek wisdom from primitive peoples -- The progressive decline of modern civilization -- Isolated and modernized Swiss -- Isolated and modernized Gaelics -- Isolated and modernized Eskimos -- Primitive and modernized North American Indians -- Isolated and modernized Melanesians -- Isolated and modernized Polynesians -- Isolated and modernized African tribes -- Isolated and modernized Australian Aborigines -- Isolated and modernized Torres Strait islanders -- Isolated and modernized New Zealand Maori -- Ancient civilizations of Peru -- Isolated and modernized Peruvian Indians -- Characteristics of primitive and modernized dietaries -- Primitive control of dental caries -- One origin of physical deformities -- Prenatal nutritional deformities and disease types -- Physical, mental and moral deterioration -- Soil depletion and plant and animal deterioration -- Practical application of primitive wisdom -- A new vitamin-like activator -- Food is fabricated soil fertility (William A. Albrecht) -- Fluorine in plant and animal growth -- How Mother Nature made us -- Steps in our modern degeneration -- Nutritional programs for race regeneration -- Social reforms by education -- Additional photographs from Dr. Weston A. Price's teachings -- Acid-base balance of diets -- Personal correspondence to and from Weston A. Price.

Doctored : the disillusionment of an American physician

August 14, 2014
Jauhar, Sandeep, 1968- author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2014].
x, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Storm -- Medicine at midlife -- Ambition. Awakening ; Odd conceptions ; Learning curve ; Good intentions ; Do the right thing ; Double effect ; Hatching a plan ; Pact -- Asperity. Stress test ; Moral hazard ; Devotion ; Denial ; Deluge -- Adjustment. Deception ; Ticktock ; Follow the money ; Speed dating ; Diversion ; A country husband.
"A memoir-expose of the health-care system by a cardiologist and much-praised author"--Provided by publisher.

Firefly guide to the human body

August 14, 2014
Walker, Richard, 1951-
Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books, 2008.
192 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
Includes index.
Human body -- Cells -- DNA and proteins -- Body organization -- Integumentary system -- Skeletal systen -- Muscular system -- Nervous system -- Endocrine system -- Cardiovascular system -- Lymphatic system -- Immune system -- Respiratory system -- Digestive system -- Urinary system -- Reproductive system -- Medical encyclopedia.

Free+style : maximize sport and life performance with four basic movements

August 13, 2014
Paoli, Carl, author.
©2014.
432 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.

Pelican.

August 12, 2014
Jewish Hospital (Cincinnati, Ohio). School of Nursing.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, School of Nursing,
v. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm.
Title from cover.

Change your brain, change your life (before 25) : change your developing mind for real-world success

August 12, 2014
Payne, Jesse J. (Jesse Jeremy)
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Nonfiction, [2014]
x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
The brain before 25 -- The young brain in the real world -- How to change your brain and change your life (before 25).

Lung cancer : a guide to diagnosis and treatment

August 8, 2014
Scott, Walter, 1954-
Omaha, Neb. : Addicus Books, [2012].
vii, 110 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>What is my prognosis? What are my treatment options? Which therapies would be the most effective for my stage of lung cancer? These and other frequently asked questions are addressed in this crucial reference designed to help patients educate themselves and obtain the best possible treatments. The completely revised second edition has been updated to include a discussion of the movement towards customized chemotherapy; treatment options for early-stage lung cancer including minimally invasive surgery; and the most promising treatments, among them multimodality therapy-a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Dr. Scott also surveys tests for early detection of lung cancer, talks about the importance of cancer staging, examines alternative treatments, and offers advice on coping with emotions such as "smoker's guilt.""-- Provided by publisher.

The newborn sleep book : a simple, proven method for training your new baby to sleep through the night

August 1, 2014
Jassey, Lewis.
New York : Perigee Trade, 2014.
xxxiii, 190 pages ; 21 cm
"For many growing families, newborn sleep is the holy grail--much-discussed, highly sought after, and frustratingly out of reach. This book is the first and only guide to present a simple, attainable sleep program for newborns shortly after coming home from the hospital. Developed by two veteran pediatricians, the Jassey Way boasts a more than 90 percent success rate for babies one month old or younger, with feedings every four hours during the day, satisfying the baby's nutritional needs on a 24-hour basis. With clear guidance and real-life stories, The Newborn Sleep Book presents detailed advice for both breastfed and formula-fed babies, dispelling widely held misconceptions about the frequency of feedings, "crying it out," and other essential topics. The book also offers tips and tricks to create an environment that fosters sleep, including swaddling, the use of pacifiers, lighting, the effects of sounds, and more. Safe, proven, and straightforward, the Jassey Way offers the fastest path to a sound night's sleep--for babies and their parents"-- Provided by publisher.

Daring to challenge OCD : overcome your fear of treatment & take control of your life using exposure & response prevention

August 1, 2014
Davidson, Joan, 1960-
©2014
x, 184 pages ; 23 cm
"Characterized by obsessive thoughts, anxiety and compulsions, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be an extremely debilitating condition. However, many people with OCD are reluctant to start treatment due to fear, stigma, and misconceptions regarding exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy. In Daring to Challenge OCD, anxiety specialist Joan Davidson, PhD, gives a thorough overview of ERP, what to expect during treatment, and offers guidance to help readers finally overcome the common fears and anxiety that can stand in the way of getting the help they need"-- Provided by publisher.

Ending back pain : 5 powerful steps to diagnose, understand, and treat your ailing back

July 31, 2014
Stern, Jack I.
New York, New York : Penguin Group, [2014]
xxvi, 292 pages : illustrations : 23 cm

Thyroid healthy : lose weight, look beautiful and live the life you imagine

July 25, 2014
Cohen, Suzy, R. Ph.
[United States?] : DPI, c2014.
xix, 284 p. ; 23 cm.
"Foreword by Dr. David Brownstein"--Cover.
Includes best lab tests, how to interpret them and where to buy them; foods that heal thyroid and food that can harm it; medications that work best; help in deciding which nutrients and supplements may work best to balance and maintain a healthy thyroid function.

Rewire : change your brain to break bad habits, overcome addictions, conquer self-destructive behavior

July 23, 2014
O'Connor, Richard (Psychotherapist)
New York : Hudson Street Press, [2014]
x, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Food allergies

July 23, 2014
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
116 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Perspectives on diseases and disorders"--Title page.
Understanding food allergies. An overview of food allergies / Liz Swain -- Food protein-induce enterocolitis syndrome / Allergies Sourcebook -- Managing food allergies / Cathy C. Ruff -- Immunotherapy: an experimental treatment that may help alleviate allergies / Elizabeth Landau -- Controversies about food allergies. Nut allergy is a life-threatening condition that needs to be taken seriously / Robert A. Wood -- IgG Allergy tests are not effective / Helen Branswell -- IgG allergy testing is an effective medical practice / Jason Bachewich -- Genetic engineering can produce less-allergenic food products / Food, Nutrition & Science from the Lempert Report -- Schools need to be safe and inclusive places for children with food allergies / Kelly Rudnicki -- Nothing to sneeze at: allergies may be good for you / Melinda Wenner Moyer -- Personal experiences with food allergies. An allergy doctor describes her experience as the mother of three food-allergic children / Sarah M. Boudreau-Romano -- Losing a child to food allergies / Paul and Catrina Vonder Meulen -- A mother puts her child's food-allergic condition in perspective / Kelley J.P. Lindberg.

Prepare to defend yourself : how to navigate the healthcare system and escape with your life

July 22, 2014
Minson, Matthew, 1961- author.
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2014].
221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The language of medicine: sit, stay, diagnose! -- Medical professionals: you can't tell the players without a program -- Ambulances: you wanna go where everybody knows your number -- Hospitals: what you really need to know before you gotta go -- The admission: you are going in! you are going in! -- About drugs: the dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy -- Medical mistakes: to err is human, but you still need a lawyer -- The business of medicine: the best things in life are free, but I still need your copay -- The future: how foggy is my crystal ball?

The vocal athlete

July 21, 2014
LeBorgne, Wendy DeLeo, author.
San Diego,CA : Plural Publishing Inc., [2014]
xvii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The singer's body : alignment, movement, and intention -- Respiratory kinematics -- Laryngeal anatomy, physiology, and function during singing -- Neurologic control of voice production -- Resonance and vocal acoustics -- Impact of phonotraumatic behaviors on vocal health and singing -- Laryngopharangeal reflux : what the singer needs to know -- The singer's guide to anesthesiology and voice -- The life cycle of the voice -- Medicine, myths and truths -- Multidisciplinary care of the vocal athlete -- History of classical voice pedagogy -- Belting pedagogy : an overview of perspectives -- Belting : theory and research -- Exercise physiology principals for training the vocal athlete -- Application of motor learning principals to voice training -- The art of perfection : what every singer should know about audio technology.

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