New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

October 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Alien landscapes? : interpreting disordered minds

October 17, 2014
Glover, Jonathan, author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.
xi, 433 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Antisocial personality," values, psychiatry -- On human interpretation -- Human interpretation in psychiatry -- The boundaries of psychiatry -- Agency, control, and responsibility -- Identity.

Ready to run : unlocking your potential to run naturally

October 16, 2014
Starrett, Kelly, author.
Las Vegas : Victory Belt Publishing, 2014.
288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Then came life : living with courage, spirit, and gratitude after breast cancer

October 16, 2014
Lucas, Geralyn.
New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2014]
viii, 209 pages ; 22 cm
Right now : stop and smell the roses -- Skye's the limit -- Killer butt -- Random acts -- Joie de vivre -- How to have a worry-free day -- Deathbed regrets -- Mom/daughter/mother -- Red velvet cupcake -- Romance smackdown -- Sweet -- Bitter -- Blood, sweat, and tears -- Honey, you're never ready -- Good-bye for now -- Stardust -- Petal.
Challenges women who have had difficult setbacks to connect with their inner strength and approach life optimistically while tracing how the author embraced her second chance at life to reinvent herself.

Women's health

October 16, 2014
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
223 pages ; 23 cm.
ch. 1. What is the relationship between politics and women's health? The Republican Party's policies threaten women's health and personal freedom / Andrea Flynn -- The Democratic Party's policies threaten women's health and personal freedom / Meghan Clyne -- Both parties use divisive views on women's health issues to distract voters / Renee Parsons -- Political attacks on planned parenthood are a threat to women's health / Scientific American -- Planned parenthood: making a killing / Tony Perkins -- Planned Parenthood's stance on abortion makes its preventive services vulnerable to political pressure / Dominic A. Carone -- ch. 2. What should be the role of religion in women's health care policy? Religion has a legitimate role in decisions about women's health care policies / Michael McConnell -- Religion should have no role in decisions about women's health care policies / National Women's Law Center -- Contraceptive coverage protects women's health / Guttmacher Institute -- Conscience protection laws preserve religious freedom and do not endanger women's health / Denise M. Burke and Anna Franzonello -- The birth control coverage mandate violates religious freedom and reduces women's access to care / Jeff Fortenberry -- The birth control coverage mandate does not violate religious freedom and increases women's access to care / Nitzan Weizmann -- The public good is more important than religious objections to birth control coverage / Jodi Jacobson -- ch. 3. What clinical concerns impact women's health? US Preventive Services Task Force Mammography Guidelines put more women at risk / Elisa Rush Port -- New guidelines did not change mammography rates / Genevra Pittman -- Over-the-counter birth control would pose risks / Morgan Greenwald -- Birth control pills should be available over the counter and still covered by insurance / Britt Wahlin -- ch. 4. What are key health issues that affect US servicewomen? The Department of Defense has made progress on providing health care for deployed servicewomen / US Government Accountability Office -- Better provisions for specialized care are needed for deployed servicewomen / Women's Health Assessment Team -- Servicewomen are more likely than servicemen to develop post-traumatic stress disorder / Bari Walsh -- Servicewomen are not more likely than servicemen to develop post-traumatic stress disorder / Dawne Vogt et al. -- Servicewomen have access to benefits and treatment for military sexual trauma / US Department of Veterans Affairs -- Servicewomen are routinely denied access to benefits and treatment for military sexual trauma / Molly O'Toole -- Organizations to contact.
"Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications. This title in the series discusses the latest issues concerning the health of women."-- Provided by publisher.

What if it's not Alzheimer's? : a caregiver's guide to dementia

October 16, 2014
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2014.
444 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Although the public most often associates dementia with Alzheimer's disease, the medical profession now distinguishes various types of "other" dementias. This book is the first and only comprehensive guide dealing with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), one of the largest groups of non-Alzheimer's dementias. The contributors are either specialists in their fields or have exceptional hands-on experience with FTD sufferers. Beginning with a focus on the medical facts, the first part defines and explores FTD as an illness distinct from Alzheimer's disease. Also considered are clinical and medical care issues and practices, as well as such topics as finding a medical team and rehabilitation interventions. The next section on managing care examines the daily care routine including exercise, socialization, adapting the home environment, and behavioral issues. In the following section on caregiver resources, the contributors identify professional and government assistance programs along with private resources and legal options. The final section focuses on the caregiver, in particular the need for respite and the challenge of managing emotions. This new, completely revised edition follows recent worldwide collaboration in research and provides the most current medical information available, a better understanding of the different classifications of FTD, and more clarity regarding the role of genetics. The wealth of information offered in these pages will help both healthcare professionals and caregivers of someone suffering from frontotemporal degeneration"-- Provided by publisher.

The courage to remember : childhood traumatic grief curriculum guide

October 16, 2014
[Rockville, Md.] : U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, [2007]
iv, 81 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM.
Errata slip enclosed.

The Mediterranean zone : unleash the power of the world's healthiest diet for superior weight loss, health, and longevity

October 15, 2014
Sears, Barry, 1947-
New York : Zinc Ink, [2014]
xxi, 243 pages ; 25 cm
"Eat to stop weight gain and strip away unwanted fat. Reverse diabetes and protect yourself from Alzheimer's. Free yourself from inflammation, allergies, and hormonal chaos. Enjoy the most delicious, nutritious foods from the world's most beloved cuisine. Break out of the diet-and-exercise trap for good! The Mediterranean diet is the most universally accepted healthy eating regimen around. But what, exactly, is it? If you think it's pasta with red sauce, Italian bread drizzled in olive oil, and plenty of fresh fruit and cheese, you're wrong--dead wrong. The Mediterranean Zone is here to set you right. Barry Sears, Ph.D., revolutionized dieting with his 1995 bestseller The Zone. In the two decades since its publication, its principles of eating for optimal hormonal balance have become the standard by which diets are measured. Now, in The Mediterranean Zone, you'll learn how our modern American diet changes the inflammatory response inside our bodies--and how that increased inflammation puts you at risk for Alzheimer's, diabetes, cancer, and more. You'll learn which Mediterranean diet foods help put out the fire, reducing your risk of disease while stripping away pounds, boosting your energy, and even lightening your mood! And you'll learn how to turbocharge the Mediterranean diet to make it even more effective! Live your best life, in your best body, with The Mediterranean Zone"-- Provided by publisher.

Reaching down the rabbit hole : a renowned neurologist explains the mystery and drama of brain disease

October 15, 2014
Ropper, Allan H.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
vi, 263 pages ; 25 cm
"Tell the doctor where it hurts." It sounds simple enough, unless the problem affects the very organ that produces awareness and generates speech. What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under attack? In this book, Dr. Allan Ropper and Brian Burrell take the reader behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School's neurology unit to show how a seasoned diagnostician faces down bizarre, life-altering afflictions. Like Alice in Wonderland, Dr. Ropper inhabits a world where absurdities abound: A figure skater whose body has become a ticking time-bomb. A salesman who drives around and around a traffic rotary, unable to get off. A college quarterback who can't stop calling the same play. A child molester who, after falling on the ice, is left with a brain that is very much dead inside a body that is very much alive. A mother of two young girls, diagnosed with ALS, who has to decide whether a life locked inside her own head is worth living. How does one begin to treat such cases, to counsel people whose lives may be changed forever? How does one train the next generation of clinicians to deal with the moral and medical aspects of brain disease? Dr. Ropper and his colleague answer these questions by taking the reader into a rarified world where lives and minds hang in the balance"-- Provided by publisher.

Boy without instructions : surviving the learning curve of parenting a child with ADHD

October 14, 2014
Williams, Penny, author.
United States : Grace-Everett Press, c2014.
298 p. ; 21 cm.

Laughing at my nightmare

October 13, 2014
Burcaw, Shane, author.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2014.
250 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"With acerbic wit ... Shane Burcaw describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a 'you-only-live-once' perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life-threatening disease"-- Provided by publisher.

The birth of the pill : how four crusaders reinvented sex and launched a revolution

October 13, 2014
Eig, Jonathan, author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]
x, 388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
A winter night -- A short history of sex -- Spontaneous ovlulatoins -- A go-to-hell look -- Lover and fighter -- Rabbit tests -- "I'm a sexologist" -- The socialite and the sex maniac -- A shotgun question -- Rock's rebound -- What makes a rooster crow? -- A test in disguise -- Cabeza de negro -- The road to shrewsbury -- "Weary & depressed" -- The trouble with women -- A San Juan weekend -- The women of the asylum -- John Rock's hard place -- As easy as aspirin -- A deadline to meet -- "The miracle tablet maybe" -- Hope to the hopeless -- Trials -- "Papa Pincus's pink pills for planned parenthood" -- Jack Searle's big bet -- The birth of the pill -- "Believed to have magical powers" -- The double effect -- La señora de las pastillas -- An unlikely pitch man -- "A whole new bag of beans" -- The climax.
Immersed in radical feminist politics, scientific ingenuity, establishment opposition, and, ultimately, a sea change in social attitudes, this is the fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.

Solving sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorders : a guide for frazzled families

October 9, 2014
Katz, Terry.
Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 2014.
146 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The basics of sleep -- Autism spectrum disorders and sleep: what is the connection? what are the causes? -- Research that documents the effectiveness of sleep education -- Evaluating daily routines and sleep habits -- Partnering with your child's health care provider -- Getting ready for bed: things can get better! -- Falling asleep and staying asleep -- Are we there yet? -- Sleeping away from home.
The authors show parents how to evaluate sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorder. They describe the basics of sleep; the connection between sleep and autism; how to evaluate daily routines and sleep habits; types of sleep problems children might have and what to do; medical considerations and partnering with a health care provider; how to help children transition to bedtime, fall asleep, and stay asleep; and how to evaluate the sleep plan and apply it to new situations like sleepovers and vacations. --Publisher's description.

Beautiful babies : nutrition for fertility, pregnancy, breast-feeding, & baby's first foods

October 9, 2014
Michaelis, Kristen, author.
255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Nutrition for fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, & baby's first foods. Paradigm shifts ; Why nutrition matters ; Just say no ; What to eat instead ; Taking care of the gut ; Eating for fertility and pregnancy ; Nutritional myth-busting ; Beyond nutrition : exploring alternative treatments for fertility & pregnancy ; Breastfeeding and homemade formulas ; Baby's first foods -- Recipes for sacred foods. Snakes and condiments ; Odd bits : organs & bones ; Seafood ; Eggs ; Beverages.
Provides information on foods that should and should not be eaten when trying to conceive, during pregnancy, and while breast-feeding.

The queen of distraction : how women with ADHD can conquer chaos, find focus, and get more done

October 7, 2014
Matlen, Terry, 1953-
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2014]
xii, 200 pages ; 23 cm
"From getting dressed in the morning, to making it to a job interview, to planning dinner--sometimes just getting through the day can be an ordeal for a woman with ADHD. The Queen of Distraction presents practical skills to help women with ADHD achieve focus and balance in all areas of life, whether it's at home, at work, or in relationships. More than just a survival guide, this book will help women with ADHD thrive"-- Provided by publisher.

The Greek diet : look and feel like a Greek god or goddess and lose up to ten pounds in two weeks

October 7, 2014
Loi, Maria, author.
294 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Structured around the twelve Pillar Foods of the Mediterranean diet,The Greek Diet offers easy-to-follow meal plans to jump-start your weight loss and improve your overall health, including one hundred authentic, mouthwatering Greek recipes using whole foods and unprocessed ingredients. The plans can be modified to fit any lifestyle, including gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives. Also included are tips for incorporating exercise and improving sleep-both metabolism boosters-into your Greek lifestyle. On this diet, there is no starving; no calorie counting; no long, grueling hours at the gym; and no restrictive plans that force you to give up foodie favorites like carbs, caffeine, or alcohol.

The green smoothie prescription : a complete guide to total health

October 7, 2014
Boutenko, Victoria.
New York, NY : HarperOne, [2014]
xii, 194 pages ; 24 cm
What we learn in childhood -- The phenomenal abundance of nutrition in greens -- Your A-Z nutrient prescription -- Recipes for health -- Success stories.

Is my child autistic or delayed?

October 7, 2014
Peterson, Susan Louise, 1960-
New York, NY: Vilnius Press, 2013.
vii, 85 pages. ; 23 cm.
Introduction -- Autism considerations -- Communication concerns -- Stereotyped behavior concerns -- Social interaction concerns -- Unusual behavior concerns -- Daily living concerns -- Ten parent concerns -- Ten professional concerns -- Stand out concerns -- Recommended reading on autism -- Index

Best ... medical schools.

October 6, 2014
New York : Random House,
v. ; 23 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Conquering shame and codependency : 8 steps to freeing the true you

October 2, 2014
Lancer, Darlene.
Center City, Minnesota : Hazelden, 2014.
xv, 227 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"In Conquering Shame and Codependency, Darlene Lancer sheds new light on shame, revealing how feelings and beliefs about shame affect identity and behavior and how shame can corrode relationships, destroying trust and love. She then provides the eight key steps needed for healing from shame, learning to love yourself, and developing healthy relationships"-- Provided by publisher.

Why can't I get better? : solving the mystery of Lyme and chronic disease : pain, fatigue, memory and concentration problems, and much more

October 2, 2014
Horowitz, Richard I.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
xii, 532 pages ; illustrations ; 25 cm
Pt. I. The mystery of Lyme disease : Identifying Lyme disease ; The Horowitz Sixteen-Point Differential Diagnostic Map ; Detecting and treating Lyme disease -- pt. II. Lyme and MSIDS : Lyme and common tick-borne bacterial infections ; Lyme and other co-infections: parasitic, viral, and fungal infections ; Lyme and immune dysfunction ; Lyme and inflammation ; Lyme and environmental toxins ; Lyme, functional medicine, and nutritional therapies ; Lyme and mitochondrial dysfunction ; Lyme and hormones ; Lyme and the brain ; Lyme and sleep disorders ; Lyme and autonomic nervous system dysfunction/POTS ; Lyme and allergies ; Lyme and gastrointestinal health ; Lyme and liver dysfunction ; Lyme and pain ; Lyme and exercise ; Meditation, mind training, and medicine ; Solving the mystery of Lyme and chronic disease -- Appendixes : A. Treatment protocols for Lyme disease-MSIDS for health-care providers ; B. Glossary of pharmaceutical names ; C. Journal names and abbreviations -- Recommended reading.
"When Dr. Richard Horowitz moved to the Hudson Valley over a decade ago to start his own medical practice, he didn't know that he would be jumping into the center of one of the fiercest, most heated medical disputes being waged today. The ongoing debate over Lyme disease as a chronic illness has made it difficult for sufferers to find care, as doctors are in many cases unable or unwilling to diagnose it. This is how once-treatable infections can become chronic, causing disabling conditions that may never be cured. In a field where the number of cases is growing each year and answers remain elusive, Horowitz has made extraordinary progress. His plan represents a paradigm shift, without which, he argues, the suffering will continue. In this book, Horowitz breaks new ground with a 16 Point Differential Diagnostic Map, the basis for his Lyme treatment plan, and an overarching approach to treating all chronic illness. He introduces MSIDS, or Multi-Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome, a new lens on chronic illness that may prove to be an important missing link. And he covers in detail Lyme's leading symptoms and co-infections, including immune dysfunction, sleep disorders, chronic pain and neurodegenerative disorders. This book is an all-in-one source for patients of Lyme and other chronic illnesses to identify their own symptoms and work with their doctors for the best possible treatment outcome"-- Provided by publisher.

Echoes of heartsounds : a memoir

September 30, 2014
Lear, Martha Weinman, author.
xii, 191 pages ; 21 cm

On immunity : an inoculation

September 29, 2014
Biss, Eula.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2014]
205 pages ; 22 cm
Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear: fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in children's food, mattresses, medicines, and vaccines. Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding the conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body. As she hears more and more fears about vaccines, Biss researches what they mean for her own child, her immediate community, America, and the world.

Cinderland : a memoir

September 29, 2014
Burns, Amy Jo, 1981-
Boston : Beacon Press, 2014.
208 pages ; 23 cm
Part I. Spotlight. -- Prisoner's dilemma ; Hide and seek ; Emerge ; Figurante ; Denouement ; Breaking and entering ; Torch -- Part II. Simon says. Sober ; Vanity Fair ; Audition ; Understudy ; Mirror, mirror -- Part III. All the prettiest girls. Impostor ; Paper doll ; Origin story ; Cinderland.
"Amy Jo Burns grew up in Mercury, PA--a small, conservative Rust Belt town fallen sleepy a decade after the steel industry's collapse. But the year Amy turned ten, everyone in Mercury woke up. That was the year Howard Lotte, Mercury's beloved piano teacher, was accused of committing indiscretions during his lessons. Among the girls questioned, only seven dared to tell the truth that would ostracize them from the community. Amy Jo Burns was one of the girls who lied. Her memoir, CINDERLAND, navigates the impact that lie had on her adolescent years to follow--tracing all the boys she ran from and toward, the girls she betrayed, and the endless performances she put on to please a town that never trusted girls in the first place. CINDERLAND is literary memoir of the highest caliber. A slim, searing feat of narrative beauty, it is full of psychologically nuanced grappling, imagery of fire and steel, and eerily universal shadows of adolescence"-- Provided by publisher.

The skinny gut diet : balance your digestive system for permanent weight loss

September 29, 2014
Watson, Brenda.
New York : Harmony Books, [2014]
xiii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"A breakthrough diet book from New York Times bestselling author, PBS icon, and gut expert Brenda Watson, this will be the first weight loss program using the latest scientific information on digestive health and sustainable fitness. An easy, nutritious, and delicious diet"-- Provided by publisher.

The malaria project : the U.S. government's secret mission to find a miracle cure

September 26, 2014
Masterson, Karen, 1964- author.
New York, New York : New American Library, 2014.
ix, 406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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