New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

January 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The fighting spirit : the art of winning your fight

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

It was me all along : a memoir

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

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

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

Plucked : a history of hair removal

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

Shrink rap : three psychiatrists explain their work

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

The man who touched his own heart : true tales of science, surgery, and mystery

January 26, 2015
Dunn, Rob R., author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
viii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries-which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived-to heart transplants and the latest medical efforts to prolong our hearts' lives, almost defying nature in the process. Thought of as the seat of our soul, then as a mysteriously animated object, the heart is still more a mystery than it is understood. Why do most animals only get one billion beats? (And how did modern humans get to over two billion-effectively letting us live out two lives?) Why are sufferers of gingivitis more likely to have heart attacks? Why do we often undergo expensive procedures when cheaper ones are just as effective? What do Da Vinci, Mary Shelley, and contemporary Egyptian archaeologists have in common? And what does it really feel like to touch your own heart, or to have someone else's beating inside your chest? Rob Dunn's fascinating history of our hearts brings us deep inside the science, history, and stories of the four chambers we depend on most"-- Provided by publisher.

Current medical diagnosis & treatment.

January 23, 2015
Los Altos, Calif., Lange Medical Publications.
v. ; 26 cm.
Publisher varies: <2011-2015> McGraw-Hill Medical.
"A Lange medical book"--t.p. (2011).

Living pain-free : natural and spiritual solutions to eliminate physical pain

January 22, 2015
Virtue, Doreen, 1958- author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2014.
xv, 201 pages ; 24 cm
"You don't have to suffer with chronic or acute pain! With a spiritual healing approach, combined with natural remedies, you can reduce or eliminate physical discomfort. Doreen Virtue and Robert Reeves, N.D. (a successful Australian naturopath), share their approach in an easy-to-follow way so that you can enjoy life again. Don't allow pain to hold you back any longer. Instead, choose to evict it from your body and live pain-free. This book contains detailed guidelines for healing and includes scientific research, as well as case studies. Learn which methods may be best for you, and how to feel better without the need for harsh chemical drugs or surgery. Underneath your pain is a perfectly comfortable, healthy body. Within these pages you will uncover how to reveal it and ease pain naturally. "-- Provided by publisher.

All bets are off : losers, liars, and recovery from gambling addiction

January 22, 2015
Wexler, Arnie, author.
©2014
xxvii, 167 pages ; 23 cm.
Foreword by Rob Hunter, PhD.
"Wexler's gripping narrative leads us through the dungeon of a compulsive gambler's world--chasing the big win and coming up with empty pockets--and how his addiction drove him and his wife, Sheila, to the edge of life. With help, they managed to escape, and together they have devoted themselves to helping others with the problem they know so well."--Page [4] of cover.

Uncovering happiness : overcoming depression with mindfulness and self-compassion

January 21, 2015
Goldstein, Elisha.
New York, NY : Atria Books, 2015.
xxv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The whole life fertility plan : understanding what affects your fertility to help you get pregnant when you want to

January 20, 2015
Phillips, Kyra.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin, [2015]
xxx, 257 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A proactive and comprehensive guide to help you understand and preserve your fertility options. Does stress affect your fertility? Should you be worried about chemicals in your lipstick? Should you avoid materials made with plastic? How does diet affect your chance of conception? Should you be eating only organic food? Does acupuncture increase your chances? How old is too old? In THE WHOLE LIFE FERTILITY PLAN, Kyra Phillips and Dr. Jamie Grifo answer all your pressing questions about fertility health-and address things you didn't even know to ask-whether you're planning to wait to have kids or are starting the process now. Phillips spent hers 20s and 30s building her career, and wasn't ready to start a family until she turned 40. She met with Dr. Grifo, the director at the renowned NYU Fertility Health Center, and after an uphill (but ultimately successful) battle on the road to conception, she learned that there were a number of things-simple things-she could have been doing differently over the years that would have made the process smoother. For too long, women have believed that when it came to their fertility, their bodies would cooperate when the time was right. But fertility is not unlike heart health; it's important to be proactive. As women are becoming increasingly aware of their fertility health and waiting longer to have children, they are starting to take control of their fertility long before they are ready to start trying. Whether you're in your 20s, 30s or 40s, and want to start a family now or down the line, don't leave it up to chance-educate yourself about what affects your fertility so that you can get pregnant when you want to. A proactive and comprehensive guide to help you understand and preserve your fertility options. Does stress affect your fertility? Should you be worried about chemicals in your lipstick? Should you avoid materials made with p"-- Provided by publisher.

Touch : the science of hand, heart, and mind

January 20, 2015
Linden, David J., 1961-
New York, New York : Viking, [2015]
261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The New York Times bestselling author examines how our sense of touch and emotion are interconnected Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and bestselling author of The Compass of Pleasure, David J. Linden presents an engaging and fascinating examination of how the interface between our sense of touch and our emotional responses affects our social interactions as well as our general health and development. Accessible in its wit and clarity, Touch explores scientific advances in the understanding of touch that help explain our sense of self and our experience of the world. From skin to nerves to brain, the organization of the body's touch circuits powerfully influences our lives-affecting everything from consumer choice to sexual intercourse, tool use to the origins of language, chronic pain to healing. Interpersonal touch is crucial to social bonding and individual development. Linden lucidly explains how sensory and emotional context work together to distinguish between perceptions of what feels good and what feels bad. Linking biology and behavioral science, Linden offers an entertaining and enlightening answer to how we feel in every sense of the word"-- Provided by publisher.

Stronger, faster, smarter : a guide to your most powerful body

January 20, 2015
Ferguson, Ryan, 1984-
New York : Tarcher, [2015]
XLVI, 161 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Includes index.
"After serving a decade behind bars for a murder he did not commit, Ryan Ferguson learned that physical strength and confidence are keys to survival. Now a free man, Ryan shares his strength secrets in the smartest, realest, and most doable fitness guide you'll ever read"-- Provided by publisher.

The new health rules : simple changes to achieve whole-body wellness

January 20, 2015
Lipman, Frank, 1954- author.
New York : Artisan, [2014]
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm
Examines "the often contradictory information that bombards us daily and delivers 175 actionable tips that [are intended to] improve every aspect of our health--body, mind, and soul. Readers will learn simple rules for getting a good night's sleep, why a daily dose of sunlight is crucial, and which toxic cosmetics and kitchen products should be tossed"--Amazon.com.

The complete macrobiotic diet : 7 steps to feel fabulous, look vibrant, and think clearly

January 20, 2015
Waxman, Denny, author.
©2015.
402 pages ; 21 cm

The supplement handbook : a trusted expert's guide to what works & what's worthless for more than 100 conditions

January 19, 2015
Moyad, Mark A., 1965-
©2014
ix, 502 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Nearly half of Americans use supplements and many more are curious about them, but there's a lot of misinformation out there. Mark Moyad is the only physician in the United States who has an endowed position to study vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other supplements. For the past 25 years, he's been researching supplements and using them in his practice. He's the doctor that other doctors go to when they want research-backed information on natural remedies. In The Supplement Handbook, he takes the guesswork out of what to use and when by providing clear, authoritative advice on more than 200 ailments and 200 supplements. In this discerning guide, readers will learn how to treat or alleviate common conditions such as arthritis, heartburn, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, migraines, and hot flashes. Dr. Moyad is also up front about when prescription or over-the-counter drugs are the better choice. And he reveals the truth about popular supplements that are touted for their effectiveness, but actually do nothing, or are harmful. More than an overview, The Supplement Handbook delivers prescriptive, reliable advice. Both the alternative medicine convert and the novice interested in supplements but confused about what to take, will learn surprising and useful information from Dr. Moyad's expertise and put themselves on the road to better health, naturally. "-- Provided by publisher.

The vegiterranean diet : the new and improved Mediterranean eating plan-- with deliciously satisfying vegan recipes for optimal health

January 19, 2015
Hever, Julieanna, author.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press : Lifelong Books, 2014.
xiii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
A vegan twist on the popular Mediterranean diet plan from the dietician, author, Veria network host, and VegNews columnist.

20 pounds younger : the life-transforming plan for a fitter, sexier you!

January 19, 2015
Promaulayko, Michele, author.
New York, NY : Rodale, [2015]
xxiv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Promaulayko shares insider secrets that she learned directly from the country's smartest minds in wellness as the editor-in-chief of Women's Health and now at the helm of Yahoo Health, a digital magazine. Promaulayko presents a plan of action for melting stubborn fat, toning and shaping muscle, and erasing the aging effects of stress and poor health habits"--Amazon.com.

The plan cookbook : more than 150 recipes for vibrant health and weight loss

January 19, 2015
Recitas, Lyn-Genet.
New York : Grand Central Life & Style, 2014.
viii, 213 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"In her New York Times and USA Today bestseller The Plan, Lyn-Genet Recitas revealed what surprisingly "healthy" foods cause weight gain and a host of other health problems such as migraines, joint pain, and depression. Now all those who follow The Plan, and have learned which foods to eliminate from their diets, can support their new, healthier lifestyle with these delicious recipes. Recitas includes selections for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sides, and desserts, such as Panko Crusted Orange Chipotle Chicken, Brazilian Coconut Rice, Provencal Fish with Fennel, Lemon, and Herbs, Red Velvet Cupcakes, and many more. Who says a healthy diet can't be a tasty one?"-- Provided by publisher.

Tools for survival : what you need to survive when you're on your own

January 19, 2015
Rawles, James Wesley.
New York, New York : Plume, 2015.
xxxii, 315 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
"A Plume Book."
"Rawles details the tools needed to survive anything from a short-term disruption to a long-term, grid-down scenario. Field-tested and comprehensive, Tools for Survival is certain to become a must-have reference for the burgeoning survivalist/prepper movement"-- Provided by publisher.

The Gale encyclopedia of diets : a guide to health and nutrition

January 19, 2015
Detroit : Gale, Cengage Learning, [2013]
2 volumes (xviii, 1282 pages) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Volume 1. A-L -- volume 2. M-Z.

Magill's medical guide

January 19, 2015
Ipswich, Massachusetts : Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Information Services, Inc. ; Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, 2014.
5 volumes (xx, 2537 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Vol. 1. Abdomen -- Chronic wasting disease -- vol. 2. Chyme -- Gram staining -- vol. 3. Growth -- Nervous system -- vol. 4. Neuralgia, neuritis, and neuropathy -- Shingles -- vol. 5. Shock -- Zoonoses, appendixes, indexes.
Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.

Nursing assistant : a nursing process approach

January 16, 2015
Acello, Barbara, author.
©2016
xxiv, 1058 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

You are not your pain : using mindfulness to relieve pain, reduce stress, and restore well-being---an eight-week program

January 16, 2015
Burch, Vidyamala, author.
©2013
xv, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)
Accompanying CD includes eight meditations.
"First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Piatkus under the title Mindfulness for health"--Title page verso.
Every moment is a new chance -- What you resist persists -- Introducing the mindfulness program -- Week one: wild horses -- Week two: you are not your thoughts -- Week three: learning to respond, rather than react -- Week four: watching your suffering and stress dissolve -- Week five: the pleasure of small things -- Week six: "the tender gravity of kindness" -- Week seven: you are not alone -- Week eight: life lives through you.
"Pain, suffering, and stress can be intolerable, but it doesn't have to be this way. [This book presents a] set of mindfulness-based practices that you can incorporate into daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness"-- Provided by publisher.

Delavier's women's strength training anatomy workouts

January 16, 2015
Delavier, Frédéric.
©2015
viii, 351 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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