New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

April 17, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Seriously not all right : five wars in ten years

April 16, 2014
Capps, Ron.
Tucson, Arizona : Schaffner Press, Inc., [2014].
xv, 263 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Prologue -- Part I. KOSOVO, 2000-2002 -- My New Favorite Person -- Klaxon -- Yellow -- Istinic -- Podujevo -- Shqiptar -- Skopje -- The Duke of Dragobilje -- Malisevo -- Racak -- Celebratory Gunfire -- Part II. CENTRAL AFRICA, 1995-1998 / 2000-2002 -- No Deed Goes Unpunished -- The Banyamulenge War -- Count the Feet -- Prostrates -- Our Ndoki -- Part III. AFGHANISTAN and IRAQ, 2002-2004 -- Hold the Javelinas : Bagram -- A Danger to Myself or Others -- Seriously Not Alright -- Here be Monsters -- An Unruly Garden -- The Northern Alliance -- Part IV. DARFUR, 2004-2007 -- A Trick of the Geographers -- Three Mohammeds -- An Empty Auditorium -- Uncle Wiggily in Darfur -- All Things Being Equal -- The French Lieutenant's iPod -- Part V. THE WAR AT HOME -- Who Will Apologize? -- Plan B -- Walking the Halls -- The Whole Megillah -- Writing My Way Home -- Epilogue: Forgive and Forget.
"SERIOUSLY NOT ALL RIGHT : Five Wars in Ten Years is a memoir by Ron Capps, who served both in military intelligence and in the foreign service and as an observer over the span of ten years in wars raging in three continents and over a span of a decade, from Kosovo to Darfur. He received the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Afghanistan, and the William Rivkin Award for his work in Darfur. The victim of PTSD as the result of the human rights abuses he witnessed over this period, he subsequently obtained a medical discharge, earned a double masters degree in writing at Johns Hopkins University, and founded the Veterans Writing Project. He currently teaches at Walter Reed Hospital and George Washington University, and is the editor of the literary magazine Zero Dark Thirty"-- Provided by publisher.

Boost your brain : the new art and science behind enhanced brain performance

April 16, 2014
Fotuhi, Majid.
San Francisco : HarperOne, [2013]
ix, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Radical remission : surviving cancer against all odds

April 15, 2014
Turner, Kelly A.
New York, NY : HarperOne, [2014]
312 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Radically changing your diet -- Taking control of your health -- Following your intuition -- Using herbs and supplements -- Releasing suppressed emotions -- Increasing positive emotions -- Embracing social support -- Deepening your spiritual connection -- Having strong reasons for living.
"In her groundbreaking and inspiring book, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, Dr. Kelly A. Turner, founder of the Radical Remission Project, uncovers nine factors that can lead to a spontaneous remission from cancer--even after conventional medicine has failed.While getting her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkley, Dr. Turner, a researcher, lecturer, and counselor in integrative oncology, was shocked to discover that no one was studying episodes of radical (or unexpected) remission--when people recover against all odds without the help of conventional medicine, or after conventional medicine has failed. She was so fascinated by this kind of remission that she embarked on a ten month trip around the world, traveling to ten different countries to interview fifty holistic healers and twenty radical remission cancer survivors about their healing practices and techniques. Her research continued by interviewing over 100 Radical Remission survivors and studying over 1000 of these cases. Her evidence presents nine common themes that she believes may help even terminal patients turn their lives around"-- Provided by publisher.

The human brain book

April 15, 2014
Carter, Rita, 1949- author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
264 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Includes index.
DVD-ROM provides interactive renderings of many of the brain's structures and a slideshow of unique brain scans.
Combining the latest findings from the field of neuroscience with expert text and state-of-the-art illustrations, "The Human Brain Book" is a complete guide to the one organ in the body that makes each person a unique individual. Includes an interactive DVD.

I can hear you whisper : an intimate journey through the science of sound and language

April 14, 2014
Denworth, Lydia, 1966-
New York, New York : Dutton, [2014]
viii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"An investigation into the science of hearing, child language acquisition, neuroplasticity, brain development, and Deaf culture spurred by Lydia Denworth's discovery that her son couldn't hear her lullabies and the family's life-altering decision to give him a cochlear implant. Lydia Denworth's third son, Alex, was almost two when he was diagnosed with profound and progressive hearing loss. As both a science writer and the mother of young children, Denworth was steeped in messages about the importance of enrichment to the developing brain. She became determined to do whatever it took to allow Alex to hear and acquire spoken language, a quest that ultimately led to a controversial piece of emergent "superhero technology": the cochlear implant. In this engrossing journey to the frontiers of science, readers will learn why sound is so important to the developing brain, what new possibilities come from the latest research, and what exactly is going on when you focus your hearing at a cocktail party. Denworth goes beyond her personal experience with her son, interviewing the world's leading experts on child language development and hearing technology, leaders in the deaf community, and neuroscientists. I Can Hear You Whisper weaves together Alex's story with the tales of two scientific revolutions: the centuries-long quest to develop the cochlear implant and science's changing understanding of the brain's remarkable plasticity-all told against the sometimes-incendiary backdrop of identity politics and medical ethics. "-- Provided by publisher.

The diabetes breakthrough : based on a scientifically proven plan to lose weight and cut medications

April 11, 2014
Hamdy, Osama.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin, [2013]
xxiii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"A senior Harvard Medical School diabetologist and top exercise physiologist share a proven and effective 12-week plan to reverse diabetes, lose weight and ditch the medication for good. "-- Provided by publisher.

The bikini body diet : the immediate and lasting plan for a slim, shapely, sexier you!

April 11, 2014
Kraft, Tara, author.
New York : Galvanized Books, [2014]
xxi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Reveal your bikini body -- The right way to eat : better foods for a better body -- Bring on the bikini body! : the 6 sexy secrets! -- A bikini body is a healthy body : improving your looks will improve your life -- Your brain and belly fat : "lean and healthy" is a state of mind, really -- Your BEACH foods : the 5 bikini body diet food groups that will supercharge your path to leanness -- The bikini body diet meal plan : using the BEACH foods in quick and healthy recipes -- The bikini body workout : this easy plan will get you in shape in 6 weeks -- Tone your trouble zones : the bikini body belly, butt & thighs workout -- Your bikini body beyond 6 weeks : bonus moves to keep you motivated all year long -- The summer-body workout guide : fun on-the-go sweat sessions -- Finding your best bathing suit : how to make the most of your new body -- A bikini grooming guide : prepare your new body for showing off -- Appendix: Your bikini body diet daily log.

Magnificent magnesium : your essential key to a healthy heart and more

April 10, 2014
Goodman, Dennis (Dennis A.), author.
Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, [2014]
xi, 174 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
What's our problem? -- Magnificent magnesium (and why you aren't getting enough of it) -- Meet your heart -- The missing link : magnesium deficiency and heart disease -- Magnesium's other health benefits -- How to take magnesium.
Discover how a simple all-natural mineral can improve the function of your heart and help you regain control of your health.

Pregnancy : the beginner's guide

April 10, 2014
Bhattacharya, Shaoni, author.
New York, New York : DK, [2014].
252 p. : illustrations (chiefly col.) ; 20 cm.
Includes index.
A guide to pregnancy offers nervous first-time parents with information, to-do lists, and advice on such topics as diet, exercise, and what to buy.

The doctor's book of natural health remedies : unlock the power of alternative healing and find your path back to health

April 10, 2014
Moline, Peg.
New York : Galvanized Brands, [2014]
xv, 480 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"With health care costs rising, insurance systems in flux, doctors and hospitals overwhelmed, the only person who can really take charge of your health and the health of your family is you. This is your guide. For more than 40 years, Natural Health has been the leading authority on holistic, alternative, and natural healing. Now, for the first time ever, all that science-based, expert-driven, research-intensive information has been distilled into one must-have, authoritative guide to healing the self. In these pages, you'll find stunning new research, unparalleled expert advice, how-to health guides, and a scientific, myth-debunking approach to natural remedies. Search for your symptoms. Find your cure. The power is yours. A clean life for you--and your family--starts now"-- from publisher's web site.

The Hungry Girl diet : Big portions. Big results. Drop 10 pounds in 4 weeks

April 10, 2014
Lillien, Lisa.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2014]
xvii, 285 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Week 1 -- Week 2 -- Week 3 -- Week 4 -- Hungry Girl diet resources -- Week 1 meals -- Meals for weeks 2 through 4 -- Snacks. Grab-n-go snacks ; Speedy snacks! ; Snack recipes ; Supplemental snacks -- Life after the four-week plan! (continued weight loss, maintenance, and survival strategies. Dining-out survival guides.
The bestselling author of the Hungry Girl cookbooks now delivers the first-ever meal plan based on her famous super-sizing techniques, diet philosophies, and delicious recipes, and she's put them into a four-week jump-start plan to help you lose weight effortlessly. Approved by a registered dietitian, this program is satisfying and effective. The Hungry Girl Diet has: a detailed four-week program to help you jumpstart your weight loss the Hungry Girl way; over 50 easy recipes for super-sized meals and snacks; food ideas that help keep you feeling full all day; tips & tricks for avoiding diet derailment, including Lisa's personal strategies for weight management; helpful hints & how-tos for grocery shopping and dining out; foods that give you the biggest bang for your calorie buck; smart swaps for fattening foods you crave; easy meals that anyone can make; and much more. With an emphasis on lean protein, low-fat dairy, fresh fruits and veggies, and gigantic portions, this diet gives you everything you love about Hungry Girl in one nutritious and delicious weight-loss plan.--From publisher description.

Red madness : how a medical mystery changed what we eat

April 9, 2014
Jarrow, Gail, author.
Honesdale, Pa. : Calkins Creek, [2014].
192 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America's South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow tracks this disease, commonly known as pellagra, and highlights how doctors, scientists, and public health officials finally defeated it. Illustrated with 100 archival photographs, Red Madness includes stories about real life pellagra victims and accounts of scientific investigations. It concludes with a glossary, timeline, further resources, author's note, bibliography, and index.

Missing microbes : how the overuse of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues

April 7, 2014
Blaser, Martin J.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Tracing one scientist's journey toward understanding the crucial importance of the microbiome, this revolutionary book will take readers to the forefront of trail-blazing research while revealing the damage that overuse of antibiotics is doing to our health: contributing to the rise of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human microbiome where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the health and equilibrium of our body. Now, this invisible eden is being irrevocably damaged by some of our most revered medical advances--antibiotics--threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes with terrible health consequences. Taking us into both the lab and deep into the fields where these troubling effects can be witnessed firsthand, Blaser not only provides cutting edge evidence for the adverse effects of antibiotics, he tells us what we can do to avoid even more catastrophic health problems in the future"-- Provided by publisher.

Living wheat-free for dummies

April 7, 2014
Gregory, Rusty, author.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, [2014]
xiv, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Schizophrenia : a brother finds answers in biological science

April 7, 2014
Chase, Ronald.
Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2013]
viii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Innocence on the road to Los Angeles (1948) -- Who gets schizophrenia and why? -- Dining with tension (1956) -- Which genes cause schizophrenia? -- A consultation with Dr. Held ( 1957) -- Which aspects of the environment cause schizophrenia? -- Breakdown in Westwood Village (1958) -- Why does schizophrenia begin in late adolescence? -- Two state hospitals (1959-1960) -- What are the treatment options? -- A conversation in a park (1963) -- Is mental illness in the mind or in the brain? -- The villa and the ambassador (1982) -- Why is schizophrenia stigmatized? -- Strolling the boardwalk at Hermosa Beach (1993) -- Just what is schizophrenia, anyway? -- Libraries and literature (1995) -- When did schizophrenia first appear and why doesn't it go away? -- Jim's final days (1998-1999) -- What happens to people with schizophrenia through the years? -- Reflections.

Inheritance : how our genes change our lives--and our lives change our genes

April 4, 2014
Moalem, Sharon.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
xiii, 255 pages ; 24 cm

Year of no sugar : a memoir

April 2, 2014
Schaub, Eve O.
Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, [2014].
xiii, 303 p. ; 21 cm.

The new naked : the ultimate sex education for grown-ups

April 2, 2014
Fisch, Harry, 1958-
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2014]
xviii, 286 pages ; 21 cm

How we die : reflections on life's final chapter

April 1, 2014
Nuland, Sherwin B.
New York : Vintage Books, 1995.
xviii, 296 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1994.
Includes index.
The strangled heart -- A valentine--and how it fails -- Three score and ten -- Doors to death of the aged -- Alzheimer's disease -- Murder and serenity -- Accidents, suicide, and euthanasia -- A story of AIDS -- The life of a virus and the death of a man -- The malevolence of cancer -- Hope and the cancer patient -- The lessons learned.
Presents a meditation and portrait of the experience of dying that elucidates the decisions that can be made to allow each person an understanding of death, as well as his or her own choice of death.

8 weeks to SEALfit : a Navy SEAL's guide to unconventional training for physical and mental toughness

April 1, 2014
Divine, Mark.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
xiv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"To be SEALFit (tm) was developed by retired Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine for the unique and specialized needs of professionals seeking to reach their fullest potential. To be SEALFit means you embody the character traits of discipline, drive, determination, self-mastery, honor, integrity, courage, and authentic leadership. We all share a need for our minds and bodies to work at peak performance over long periods of time, while maintaining an unconquerable spirit. The SEALFit athlete is different than the sport athlete. He or she demonstrates great endurance, the ability to train without equipment, be prepared for the known and the unknown, can display intense work capacity, are durable, mentally tough, and flourish as part of a team. These qualities allow strong individuals to thrive in life and lead by example. With 8 Weeks to SEALFit the athlete will: master the unbeatable mind get the best workout available with the least amount of equipment take a level-headed approach to nutrition develop exceptional overall functional strength, fitness, and mental toughness - the qualities that make a Navy SEAL Through teamwork, mental and physical preparation, and proper nutrition the SEALFIT athlete can cultivate the "Kokoro" (warrior) spirit, helping them be unbeatable in life. Join the thousands of other SEALFIT athletes that have improved their well-being through these tried and true methods presented by Commander Mark Divine"-- Provided by publisher.

The remedy : Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the quest to cure tuberculosis

April 1, 2014
Goetz, Thomas, 1968 November 14- author.
New York : Gotham Books, [2014]
xx, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The riveting history of tuberculosis, the world's most lethal disease, the two men whose lives it tragically intertwined, and the birth of medical science. In 1875, tuberculosis was the deadliest disease in the world, accountable for a third of all deaths. A diagnosis of TB-often called consumption-was a death sentence. Then, in triumph of medical science, a German doctor named Robert Koch deployed an unprecedented scientific rigor to discover the bacteria that caused TB. Koch soon embarked on a remedy-a remedy that would be his undoing. When Koch announced his cure for consumption, Arthur Conan Doyle, then a small-town doctor in England and sometime writer, went to Berlin to cover the event. Touring the ward of reportedly cured patients, he was horrified. Koch's "remedy" was either sloppy science or outright fraud. But to a world desperate for relief, Koch's remedy wasn't so easily dismissed. As Europe's consumptives descended upon Berlin, Koch urgently tried to prove his case. Conan Doyle, meanwhile, returned to England determined to abandon medicine in favor of writing. In particular, he turned to a character inspired by the very scientific methods that Koch had formulated: Sherlock Holmes. Capturing the moment when mystery and magic began to yield to science, The Remedy chronicles the stunning story of how the germ theory of disease became a true fact, how two men of ambition were emboldened to reach for something more, and how scientific discoveries evolve into social truths"--Provided by publisher.

Smart but stuck : emotions in teens and adults with ADHD

March 31, 2014
Brown, Thomas E., 1942- author.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2014]
xii, 276 pages ; 24 cm
"Compelling stories that present a new view of ADHDSmart but Stuck offers 15 true and compelling stories about intelligent, capable teens and adults who have gotten "stuck" at school, work, and/or in social relationships because of their ADHD. Dr. Brown highlights the often unrecognized role that emotions play in this complex disorder. He explains why even very bright people with ADHD get stuck because they can focus well on some tasks that interest them, but often can't focus adequately on other important tasks and relationships. The first book to explain and illustrate the crucial role of emotions in the daily functioning of those living with ADHD Brown, Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention & Related Disorders, is an internationally known authority on ADHD Drawing on the latest research findings, the book describes strategies and treatments for getting "unstuck" to move on to a more rewarding and productive life"-- Provided by publisher.

Body by Simone : the 8-week total body makeover plan

March 31, 2014
De La Rue, Simone, author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
xiii, 241 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Simone [De La Rue], a former dancer with a stage career that spanned more than two decades, is the creator of Body By Simone, a fitness program that's winning over the women of New York and Los Angeles who flock to her sold-out classes. Now, in her first book, she makes her exclusive workout regimen available to everyone, everywhere. Her 8-week plan offers a road map to total body transformation. From her unique strength-training moves that target multiple muscle groups at once, focusing on areas like the hips, buns, and thighs for maximum burn, to her fun and fast-paced dance-cardio routines, there are workouts for every fitness level. Whether you're looking to lose five pounds, twenty pounds, or more, Simone leads you through the goals for each week of the program step by step, and offers both a simple eating plan and a fourteen-day cleanse for instant results"--From publisher description.

Behavioral disorders

March 31, 2014
Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
c.h 1. Are behavioral disorders a serious problem? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a real disease / Zinnia Jones -- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is not a disease / Fred Baughman, as told to The Mark News -- Bipolar disorder in children is a serious problem / Mani Pavuluri -- Bipolar disorder is widely misdiagnosed in children / Jon Ronson -- ch. 2. What factors contribute to behavioral disorders? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder has a genetic basis / Penny Bailey -- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder has a sociological and evolutionary basis / Peter Gray -- Vaccines cause autism / Michael Snyder -- Anatomy of a scare / Sharon Begley -- Returning soldiers find themselves in fragile state / Christopher Curry -- PTSD's diagnostic trap / Sally Satel -- ch. 3. How should behavioral disorders be treated? Drugs are an effective treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder / Caroline Miller -- Do ADHD drugs take a toll on the brain? / Edmund S. Higgins -- Nonmedication treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are effective / Nancy Shute -- Medical marijuana should be considered as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder / Steve Fox -- Some experts disagree that medical marijuana should be considered as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder / Joey Peters -- Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder / Allen Weg -- ch. 4. What policies will best address the challenges of behavioral disorders? Mainstreaming benefits autistic students / Cindy Long -- Mainstreaming may not benefit autistic students / Laura Madsen -- Veterans should not be wrongly discharged for personality disorder / Paul Sullivan -- Discharged veterans are thoroughly evaluated for personality disorder / Gina S. Farrisee.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.

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