New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

July 23, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Nursing assistant/nurse aide exam.

July 22, 2016
New York, NY : LearningExpress, c2002-
v ; 28 cm.
At head of cover title: The complete preparation guide
"Five full-length practice tests based on the based on the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) standards"--Cover.

Sexually transmitted diseases sourcebook.

July 22, 2016
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc.
volumes ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about risk factors, symptoms, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and related complications, along with facts about prevention strategies. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

ADHD & the focused mind : a guide to giving your ADHD child focus, discipline & self-confidence

July 22, 2016
Cheyette, Sarah, 1968- author.
Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, [2016]
x, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"How to use the successful coaching techniques of world class athletes to unlock your child's potential" --Cover.
Understanding ADHD -- Own the goal and play to win -- Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals -- Super-S.T.A.R. -- Mind, body, and spirit -- The will to win is nothing without the will to train -- T.E.A.M. -- Failure is temporary, defeat is a choice -- Picking the perfect coach -- The prescription decision.
The authors explain the common signs of ADHD, then looks at the brain and discuss what researchers have discovered about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The program they have devised, based on athletic coaching techniques, has the flexibility to work within a child's comfort level while still attaining the necessary level of discipline. Also included is a discussion of medications and ADHD, to help you decide what's right for your child.

Fine motor skills for children with Down syndrome : a guide for parents and professionals

July 22, 2016
Bruni, Maryanne, author.
xvi, 310 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
A model of hand skill development -- Building on what is there: Learning step by step -- Fine motor development in children with down Syndrome -- Early movement in babies with Down Syndrome -- The first building block: Stability -- The second building block: Bilateral coordination -- The third building block: Sensation -- Dexterity -- Daily living skills: School tasks -- Daily living and independent living skills --Sensory processing -- Hands up!

Encyclopedia of herbal medicine

July 21, 2016
Chevallier, Andrew, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
336 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"550 herbs and remedies for common ailments"--Cover.
The development of herbal medicine -- How medicinal plants work -- Active constituents -- Quality control -- Early origins to the 19th century -- 20th century onward -- Herbal traditions of the world -- Key medicinal plants -- Other medicinal plants -- Herbal remedies for home use -- Growing medicinal plants -- Harvesting & processing -- Making herbal remedies -- Using herbal remedies safely -- Remedies for common ailments -- Consulting an herbal practitioner.
The definitive home reference guide to 550 key herbs with all their uses as remedies for common ailments. Mind, Body, Spirit Series.

Stone medicine : a Chinese medical guide to healing with gems and minerals

July 20, 2016
Franks, Leslie J., 1947- author.
Rochester, Vermont : Healing Arts Press, [2016]
xxiv, 488 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"A comprehensive manual for using crystals, gems, and stones to address physical, emotional, and spiritual health conditions. Includes an extensive Materia Medica detailing the healing and spiritual properties of 200 crystals and stones based on Classical Chinese Medicine. Explores the role played by the color of each stone, its Yin and Yang qualities, crystalline structure, chemical composition, and topical and internal applications. Explains how to make stone and crystal elixirs, wear stones as healing jewelry, use them in massage and energy work, and cleanse and recharge them. Based on the oral teachings of Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen, a Taoist priest from the ancient lineage of the Jade Purity School (88th generation) masters In addition to herbalism and acupuncture, Chinese Medicine has a rich tradition of using stones as medicine, passed from generation to generation for thousands of years. In this comprehensive guide and extensive Materia Medica, Leslie J. Franks presents the Stone Medicine teachings of Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen, an 88th generation Taoist priest from the ancient lineage of the Jade Purity School, which dates to the Han dynasty, 206 BCE. Detailing the therapeutic properties of 200 gems, stones, minerals, and crystals, Franks begins with an extensive look at 15 different forms of quartz, followed by chapters on transformative stones, protective stones, nourishing stones, source energy stones, and alchemical stones. She explains the physical, emotional, and spiritual conditions each stone can treat and how their color, form, hardness, and energetic qualities affect us according to Chinese Medicine. She discusses how to make stone and crystal elixirs for internal and topical use, how to charge quartz with the healing properties of other stones, how to cleanse and recharge a stone after use, and how to combine stones to create healing formulas for individual conditions. She explains different techniques of wearing stones as healing jewelry and how to use them in massage and energy work. She examines the chemistry and sacred geometry of crystal structure, revealing how the minerals contained in the stones affect our physiology by supporting our Jing (Essence); by nourishing Qi (energy), blood, and fluids; and by clearing Wind, Cold, Damp, and Heat conditions that can lead to disease. Including a thorough primer on Traditional Chinese Medicine and backed by modern scientific research, this book explains how stones access our deepest layers, vibrating ever so slowly, to initiate deep lasting change"-- Provided by publisher.

Idiot brain : what your head is really up to

July 19, 2016
Burnett, Dean, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.
328 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Mind controls: how the brain regulates the body, and usually makes a mess of things -- The gift of memory (keep the receipt): the human memory system, and its strange features -- Fear: nothing to be scared of: the many ways in which the brain makes us constantly afraid -- Think you're clever, do you?: the baffling and complex science of intelligence -- Did you see this chapter coming?: the haphazard properties of the brain's observational systems -- Personality: a testing concept: the complex and confusing properties of personality -- Group hug!: how the brain is influenced by other people -- When the brain breaks down... mental health problems, and how they come about -- Afterword.
"A delightful tour of our mysterious, mischievous gray matter from neuroscientist and massively popular Guardian blogger Dean Burnett,"--NoveList.

Dog medicine : how my dog saved me from myself

July 18, 2016
Barton, Julie (Julie H.), author.
xiii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"A poignant first memoir of how the author's relationship with her dog saved her from suicidal depression describes her unsuccessful work with therapists and loved ones before she adopted a Golden Retriever puppy who became a loyal companion throughout her difficult recovery,"--NoveList.

Breast cancer surgery and reconstruction : what's right for you

July 18, 2016
Anstett, Patricia, 1947- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
ix, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Modern breast surgery and reconstruction -- Making the decision -- Mastectomy: what to expect -- A veteran's story: lumpectomy -- Reconstruction with tissue -- Medical destinations -- Silicone implants -- Saline implants -- Flat or one-breasted -- Uneven results -- Delayed reconstruction -- The nipple: the ultimate challenge -- Revisionists -- Sex and intimacy -- Lymphedema -- Arab culture -- Money and insurance -- Clothing and breast forms -- Doctor selection issues -- Previvors -- Family -- Pregnancy -- Wrapping it up.
"Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction offers a glimpse into the big picture of the various stages and types of breast reconstruction using stories and photos of real women. It offers a true picture of what breast reconstruction entails, and offers hope to those facing it. This is a book to help women with a variety of issues surrounding their choices, with powerful insights from women who have been there,"

The autism discussion page on anxiety, behavior, school, and parenting strategies : a toolbox for helping children with autism feel safe, accepted, and competent

July 15, 2016
Nason, Bill.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014.
336 pages ; 25 cm
Family/caregiver -- Stress and anxiety -- Comfort zones -- Challenging behavior -- Labels, diagnoses, and co-occurring disorders -- Mentoring children on the spectrum -- Building on strengths and interests -- Effective discipline -- Challenges at school -- Empowerment : where to go from here -- Comprehensive assessment of challenging behavior -- Fragile world on the spectrum -- Functional behavior assessment -- Core deficit assessment -- Comfort zones profile -- ADL assessment form.
Based on posts on the popular online Autism Discussion Page, this book is a toolbox of simple strategies for supporting children with autism spectrum disorders and helping them to feel safe, accepted and competent. Book 2 covers anxiety and stress, challenging behaviors, stretching comfort zones, discipline, and school issues. It also provides more general teaching and mentoring strategies for coaching children on the autism spectrum in basic daily living strategies to improve their day-to-day lives. Available for the first time as a book, and organised by subject for ease of reference, these posts offer an excellent understanding of how children with autism process and experience the world and effective strategies for coping with the challenges.

AARP meditations for caregivers : practical, emotional, and spiritual support for you and your family

July 12, 2016
Jacobs, Barry J., author.
Boston : Da Capo Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]
xviii, 221 pages ; 21 cm
Accept Your Feelings -- Anger or Resentment -- Anxiety and Worry -- Commitment, Intention, and Responsibility -- Community -- Devotion and Dedication -- Encourage Your Loved One's Independence -- Flexibility and Creativity -- Forgiveness -- Gratitude -- Grief -- Guilt -- Helplessness -- Humility -- Humor -- Joy and Happiness -- Know Your Limits -- Listening, Sharing, and Paying Attention -- Love, Cherish, and Honor with Compassion -- Mindfulness -- Optimism and Hope -- Respect -- Rewards of Caregiving -- Sacrifice -- Seek Out Other Caregivers -- Stress Management -- Trust Your Instincts -- Moral Compass.
"Family caregiving has its challenges: emotional overload, time constraints, anxiety, burnout, missed work, adult sibling conflicts, and marital issues. But caregivers also grow personally and spiritually by ensuring the well-being of a loved one. In AARP Meditations for Caregivers, clinical psychologists Barry J. Jacobs and Julia L. Mayer blend emotional and spiritual motivation to maximize the gains of caregiving while minimizing the strains. The book helps readers view their caregiving as a mission from the heart, complete with chapters on accepting your feelings, embracing rewards, seeking support, and managing stress. Each section offers three-part meditations for caregivers: an inspirational quote, an anecdote drawn from the authors' personal or clinical experience, and direct psychological or hands-on advice to foster coping and life satisfaction"-- Provided by publisher.

The fibro fix : get to the root of your fibromyalgia and start reversing your chronic pain and fatigue in 21 days

July 12, 2016
Brady, David M., author.
Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2016]
xxvi, 278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Fibromyalgia and chronic global pain syndromes: clearing up the confusion -- The fibro-fix foundational plan -- Do you have fibromyalgia, or something else? -- The classic fibromyalgia fix -- The structural fix -- The functional fix -- Medical problems commonly confused with classic FM -- Moving forward fibro-free.
"Chronic pain affects nearly 100 million Americans. Ongoing fatigue affects even more. The combination of fatigue and body-wide chronic pain, often called "fibromyalgia," remains mysterious and confusing, and an alarming 2/3 of sufferers may be misdiagnosed. For more than 25 years, Dr. Brady has treated many thousands of patients seeking relief from fibromyalgia. In The Fibro Fix, he distills his life-changing prescription into an integrative 21-day program to help you determine if, in fact, you're suffering from fibromyalgia or from one of the conditions commonly misdiagnosed as the disease. Dr. Brady then presents three simple initial steps towards recovery: detoxification, dietary changes, and movement to start relieving symptoms. The plan then offers deeper, long-term solutions, including both medications and natural approaches, designed to address the specific root cause of your problems, so that you can get back to feeling your best."-- Provided by publisher.

The diverticulitis diet guide : a complete diet guide for people with diverticulitis : also includes, causes, diet and other remedial measures

July 12, 2016
Shah, Monika, author.
[Place of publication not identified] [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], [2016]
67 pages ; 23 cm.
"This book has been specifically designed and written for people who have been diagnosed with Diverticulitis and seriously strive to heal and cure it with the help of a right, healthy and effective homemade diet. Apart from taking medications prescribed by the doctor, it is extremely important to eat the right diet to ease the discomfort caused. Let's take a closer look on what this book has to offer: The Diverticulitis Disease Guide: This part of the book educates you, not only about the Diverticulitis disease itself but also the causes, symptoms, risks, complications and its available treatment options in great detail. If you or any of your loved one is suffering with Diverticulitis and has to undergo the surgery, the book will educate you on the various types of surgeries available along with the post-surgery expectations and required lifestyle changes. The Diverticulitis Diet Guide: This part of the book educates you in detail about the four important and very critical stages of Diverticulitis diet that one should follow to sail through the healing period of this disease. For each of these diverticulitis diet stages, book will unfold the real goals, guidelines, diet control measures and foods to eat and avoid from various food groups in detail. It makes sure that the person who needs to be on diverticulitis diet is well-versed with the required dietary information and guidelines to live a healthy and painless life. Also Includes: Natural Remedies & Self Help Measures. Apart from the Diverticulitis disease and diet guides, this book also comes with sections that will not only expand your knowledge on the various znatural remedies to cure diverticulitisy but also the critical zlifestyle changes requiredy, once you finish through all stages of diverticulitis diet"--Page [4] of cover.

Creative, successful, dyslexic : 23 high achievers share their stories

July 11, 2016
Rooke, Margaret, author.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
253 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Foreword by Mollie King -- Introduction -- David Bailey CBE -- Ed Baines -- Charley Boorman -- Sir Richard Branson -- Marcus Brigstocke -- Darcey Bussell CBE -- Brian Conley -- Sophie Conran -- Kelly Hoppen MBE -- Eddie Izzard -- Lynda La Plante CBE -- Kenny Logan -- Meg Mathews -- Nigel McCrery -- Steven Naismith -- Paul Nixon -- Theo Paphitis -- Chris Robshaw -- Richard Rogers -- Sir Jackie Stewart OBE -- Zoe Wanamaker CBE -- Zelda West-Meads -- Benjamin Zephaniah -- About dyslexia -- Where to go for help.
Twenty-three very well-known people from the arts, sport, and business worlds talk about how dyslexia affected their childhood, how they were able to overcome the challenges and use the special strengths of dyslexia to achieve great success in adulthood. Darcey Bussell CBE, Eddie Izzard, Sir Richard Branson, Meg Mathews, Zoe Wanamaker CBE, Richard Rogers, Benjamin Zephaniah, Steven Naismith, Lynda La Plante CBE, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, Sophie Conran and others share their stories, and their advice. All reveal the enormous difficulties they faced, the strength required to overcome them, the crucial importance of adult support, and how 'the different way the brain is wired' in dyslexia has enabled them to see something different in the world and to use their creativity in an exceptional way. They talk about 'thinking sideways', and the ability to look at a bigger picture, the often strong visual strength, and the ability to listen, and to grasp simplicity where other people see only complexity. They also talk about how dyslexia continues to challenge them, and the ways they have found to work around this. An introduction, and final section that includes practical information about dyslexia, are written with the support of Dyslexia Action, and a percentage of profit from the book is donated to Dyslexia Action. The book will be essential reading for teachers and other professionals, and for families affected by dyslexia, and inspirational for people with dyslexia.

The human superorganism : how the microbiome is revolutionizing the pursuit of a healthy life

July 11, 2016
Dietert, Rodney R., author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2016]
viii, 341 pages ; 24 cm
The end of the old biology -- Superorganism ecology -- The invisible human superorganism -- The incomplete generation -- Gene swaps and switches -- Redirecting precision medicine -- The immune system gone wrong -- Patterns of disease -- The six causes of the epidemic -- Precision medicine envisaged -- You, the volatile organic compound -- Superorganism makeover -- To be a microbiome whisperer -- Your brain on microbes -- Will you do no harm?

Roar : how to match your food and fitness to your unique female physiology for optimum performance, great health, and a strong, lean body for life

July 7, 2016
Sims, Stacy T., author.
Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale Books, [2016]
xi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one. Because most nutrition products and training plans are designed for men, it's no wonder that so many female athletes struggle to reach their full potential. ROAR is a comprehensive, physiology-based nutrition and training guide specifically designed for active women. This book teaches you everything you need to know to adapt your nutrition, hydration, and training to your unique physiology so you can work with, rather than against, your female physiology. Exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy T. Sims, PhD, shows you how to be your own biohacker to achieve optimum athletic performance. Complete with goal-specific meal plans and nutrient-packed recipes to optimize body composition, ROAR contains personalized nutrition advice for all stages of training and recovery. Customizable meal plans and strengthening exercises come together in a comprehensive plan to build a rock-solid fitness foundation as you build lean muscle where you need it most, strengthen bone, and boost power and endurance. Because women's physiology changes over time, entire chapters are devoted to staying strong and active through pregnancy and menopause. No matter what your sport is running, cycling, field sports, triathlons-this book will empower you with the nutrition and fitness knowledge you need to be in the healthiest, fittest, strongest shape of your life."-- Provided by publisher.

The roll model : a step-by-step guide to erase pain, improve mobility, and live better in your body

July 7, 2016
Miller, Jill (Yoga instructor), author.
Las Vegas : Victory Belt Publishing, 2014.
432 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
A new model of self-care healthcare -- How to use my program -- Posture, pain, performance: stand up for yourself by getting on the ball -- The science section: fascia and proprioception -- Know your body better: an embodied orientation to bones and muscles -- The nine essential roll model ball techniques -- Breath reset -- The sequences that reset your body -- The "roll" of relaxation -- Soul rolling: when you "knead" more than a physical fix -- What next? Tune up fitness corrective exercise -- Conclusion.
Introduces the roll model method as a way of bringing about pain relief, sharing step-by-step rolling techniques and explanations of how this system works based on the body's physiology.

Your nutrition solution to a healthy gut : a meal-based plan to help prevent and treat constipation, diverticulitis, ulcers, and other common digestive problems

July 7, 2016
Tessmer, Kimberly A., author.
Pompton Plains, NJ : New Page Books, a division of The Career Press, Inc., [2015]
223 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"If you suffer from any type of gut-related disorder, you know the discomfort it can cause. Gut-related and/or digestive disorders can range in intensity and seriousness, from minor to chronic. Even the mildest irritation over a long period of time can be debilitating. The gut houses countless numbers of bacteria--some are good for you, while others negatively impact your health. Choosing the right foods can help to support the good bacteria, decrease the bad, and treat stomach or digestive issues you are already experiencing. Your Nutrition Solution to a Healthy Gut provides both a treatment and preventative nutritional plan you can live with for a lifetime. In it you will find: The latest medical information on the gut, as well as a simplified overview of various gut-related/digestive disorders. Tips on nutritional intake and lifestyle changes needed to manage gut-related issues and maintain a healthy gut. Informative facts on nutritional supplements that can help develop optimal gut health. Easy-to-follow meal plans to help get you started on life with a healthy gut. Get the help you need to make the nutritional and lifestyle changes that will free you from a lifetime of medications, discomfort, and pain."-- Provided by publisher.

Depression in later life : an essential guide

July 6, 2016
Serani, Deborah, 1961- author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
xi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

When young people with intellectual disabilities and autism hit puberty : a parents' Q & A guide to health, sexuality and relationships

July 6, 2016
Jackson Brown, Freddy, author.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Zika : the emerging epidemic

July 6, 2016
McNeil, Donald G., Jr., author.
New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2016]
203 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
The doença misteriosa -- The origins of the virus -- On the move -- The world hears -- My first brush -- Fast and furious -- Sexual transmission -- New York's first case -- The rumors -- The proof -- Delaying pregnancy -- The future -- Questions and answers.
An exploration of Zika's origins, how it's spreading, the race for a cure, and what we can do to protect ourselves now.

Mind-gut connection : how the hidden conversation within our bodies impacts our mood, our choices, and our overall health

July 6, 2016
Mayer, Emeran, author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, [2016]
viii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part 1. Our body, the intelligent supercomputer -- 1. The mind-body connection is real -- 2. How the mind communicates with the gut -- 3. How your gut talks to your brain -- 4. Microbe-speak: a key component of the gut-brain dialogue -- Part 2. Intuition and gut feelings -- 5. Unhealthy memories: the effects of early life experience on the gut-brain dialogue -- 6. A new understanding of emotions -- 7. Understanding intuitive decisions making -- Part 3. How to optimize brain-gut health -- 8. The role of food: lessons from hunter-gatherers -- 9. The onslaught of the North American diet: what evolution did not foresee -- 10. The simple road toward wellness and optimal health.
"Dr. Emeran Mayer, executive director of the Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience at UCLA, offers a cutting-edge view into this developing science, showing us the full impact and complexity of how the brain, but, and microbiome -- the community of microorganisms that lives inside the digestive tract -- communicate with one another... When this communication channel is out of whack, major health problems can crop up in both the mind and the body, including food sensitivities and allergies, digestive disorders, obesity, depression, anxiety, and fatigue."--Dust jacket flap.

Bach flower essences and Chinese medicine

July 6, 2016
Noriega, Pablo, 1962-
Rochester, Vermont : Healing Arts Press, 2016.
236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published in Spanish in 2012 under the title: Medicina China y flores de Bach (Barcelona, Spain : by El Grano de Mostaza).
Yin Yang -- Five movements (Wu Xing) -- Emotions -- Energy and blood -- The organs -- The psyches -- The twelve healers -- The seven helpers -- The ten trees -- The last nine.
"A guide to applying the power and wisdom of Chinese Medicine to Bach Flower Therapy"--Provided by publisher.

Woman code : perfect your cycle, amplify your fertility, supercharge your sex drive, and become a power source

June 30, 2016
Vitti, Alisa.
New York, NY : HarperOne, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2013]
xii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Unlocking your WomanCode. Putting an end to your suffering. Period ; When bad hormones happen to good women ; Girl meets body -- The WomanCode protocol. Access your healing code ; From vicious cycle to delicious cycle ; Life happens : WomanCode survival strategies -- Becoming a power sources. Optimize your fertility ; Supercharge your sex drive ; Commit to the feminine force within ; Staying in the FLO -- Appendixes. Alisa's medicine cabinet ; WomanCode-approved products ; Medicinal foods for hormonal symptoms.
Holistic health coach Alisa Vitti teaches you her method to get your hormones to work for you, not against you, to eliminate problems with your period, improve your fertility, and get your body, mood, and sex drive back.

The hospital always wins : a memoir

June 30, 2016
Ibrahim, Issa, author.
Chicago : Chicago Review Press, [2016]
279 pages ; 24 cm
"Raised in an idyllic creative environment, mom and dad cultivating his talent, Issa watches his family's descent into chaos in the drug-crazed late 1980s. Following his father's death, Issa, grief-stricken and vulnerable, travels down a road that leads to psychosis -- and to one of the most nightmarish scenarios conceivable. Issa receives the insanity plea and is committed to an insane asylum with no release date. But that is only the beginning of his odyssey. Institutional and sexual sins cause further punishments, culminating in a heated legal battle for freedom. Written with great verve and immediacy, The Hospital Always Wins paints a detailed picture of a broken mental health system but also reveals the power of art, when nurtured in a benign environment, to provide a resource for recovery. Ultimately this is a story about survival and atonement through creativity and courage against almost insurmountable odds."--provided by

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