New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

April 28, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Mirror touch : notes from a doctor who can feel your pain

April 27, 2017
Salinas, Joel, author.
307 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: Sensorium -- Where I end and you begin -- Purple white carrot Montana dust -- A piñata full of tricks -- Like Lazarus -- The mind has mountains -- A blessing or a curse? -- Holding up a sign -- A running start -- The visions of Anekantavada.
"Challenging our understanding of what it means to be human, Joel Salinas, a Harvard-trained researcher and neurologist at Massachusetts General, shares his experiences with mirror-touch synesthesia, a rare and only recently identified neurological trait that causes him to feel the emotional and physical experiences of other people. Performing a spinal tap, he feels the needle slowly enter his lower back. If a disoriented patient flies into a confused rage, Salinas slips into a similarly agitated physical state, and when a patient dies, he experiences an involuntary ruin--his body starts to feel vacant and lifeless, like a limp balloon. Susceptible to the pain and discomfort of his patients, most of whom suffer from a host of disorders and extreme injuries, Salinas uses his trait to treat their symptoms, almost as if they were his own. At the same time, in his personal life, his mirror touch blurs the boundaries between himself and those close to him until he ends up inextricably entangled, no longer able to differentiate where he ends and someone else begins. Salinas refers to his condition as a kind of compulsory mindfulness, a heightened empathic ability that offers him invaluable clues about how to see and live the world through other people's perspectives. This heightened sense of awareness is at the center of Mirror Touch. Through his experiences, both in his neurological practice and his personal life, Salinas offers readers insights about mirror-touch synesthesia and how the brain, in its endless wonder, can sometimes perform in a nearly superhuman, extrasensory way. In the process, Salinas reveals the full power and potential of his trait, as well as its thorny complications and often debilitating limitations. Beautifully written with intelligence and compassion and anchored by the latest developments in neurology, psychology and psychiatry, Mirror Touch is an enthralling and wholly original investigation into the unexplored corners of the brain, where the foundation of human experience and relationships take root--everything it means to think, to feel, and to be"-- Provided by publisher.

Careers in medical technology

April 27, 2017
Steffens, Bradley, 1955-
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2017]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Medical research scientist -- Bioinformatician -- Robot-assisted surgeon -- Biological technician -- Biomedical engineer -- Medical laboratory technologist -- Diagnostic medical sonographer -- Radiation therapist.

Teens and adhd

April 27, 2017
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2017.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
What is ADHD? -- What causes ADHD? -- What is it like to live with ADHD? -- Can ADHD be treated or cured?

Teens and OCD

April 27, 2017
Sheen, Barbara, author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2017.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
What is obsessive-compulsive disorder? -- What causes OCD? -- What is it like to live with OCD? -- Can OCD be treated or cured?

Flavor : the science of our most neglected sense

April 26, 2017
Holmes, Bob (Evolutionary biologist), author.
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2017]
310 pages ; 25 cm
"Independent Publishers Since 1923."
Broccoli and tonic -- Beer from the bottle -- The pursuit of pain -- This is your brain on wine -- Feeding your hunger -- Why not iguana? -- The killer tomato -- The cauliflower bloody Mary and other chefly inspirations -- The future of flavor.
"Considering every angle of flavor from our neurobiology to the science and practice of modern food production, Holmes takes readers on a journey to uncover the broad range of factors that can affect our appreciation of a fine meal or an exceptional glass of wine. He peers over the shoulders of some of the most fascinating food professionals working today, from cutting-edge chefs to food engineers to mathematicians investigating the perfect combination of pizza toppings. He talks with flavor and olfactory scientists, who describe why two people can experience remarkably different sensations from the same morsel of food, and how something as seemingly unrelated as cultural heritage can actually impact our sense of smell. Along the way, even more surprising facts are revealed: that cake tastes sweetest on white plates; that wine experts’ eyes can fool their noses; and even that language can affect our sense of taste" --Inside jacket.

Mind over meds : know when drugs are necessary, when alternatives are better-- and when to let your body heal on its own

April 24, 2017
Weil, Andrew, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
xiv, 289 pages ; 25 cm
Too many meds : the problem, and the solution -- Antibiotics -- Statins -- Medications for GERD -- Antihistamines -- Medications for the common cold and the flu -- Sleep aids -- Steroids -- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) -- Psychiatric medication for adults -- Psychiatric medications for children and adolescents -- Medications for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) -- Opioids and the treatment of chronic pain -- Antihypertensive drugs -- Medications for diabetes -- Medications for osteopenia and other preconditions -- Overmedication of children -- Overmedication of the elderly -- Over-reliance on medications : a pharmacist's view -- Last words.
"Prescription drug use in America has increased tenfold in the past fifty years, and over-the counter drug use has risen just as dramatically. In addition to the dozens of medications we take to treat serious illnesses, we take drugs to help us sleep, to keep us awake, to stop our noses from running, our backs from aching, and our minds from racing. Name a symptom, there's a pill to suppress it. Modern drugs can be miraculously life saving, and many illnesses require their use. But what happens when our reliance on powerful pharmaceuticals blinds us to their risks? Painful side effects and dependency are common, and adverse drug reactions are America's Fourth leading cause of death. In Mind over Meds, bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil alerts readers to the problem of overmedication and outlines when medicine is necessary and when it is not. Dr. Weil examines how we came to be so drastically overmedicated. He presents science that proves drugs aren't always the best option, and provides reliable integrative-medicine approaches to treating common ailments like high blood pressure, allergies, depression, and even the common cold. With case histories, healthy alternative treatments, and input from other leading physicians, Mind over Meds is the go-to resource for anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired" --Inisde jacket.

Blast the sugar out! : lower blood sugar, lose weight, live better

April 24, 2017
Smith, Ian, 1969- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
xiii, 224 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Smith will guide you to eat well, and frequently, while controlling carbohydrates and dropping pounds to reach your goal. You will lose weight on this diet, and start losing fast!

The cut : lose up to 10 pounds in 10 days and sculpt your best body

April 20, 2017
Chestnut, Morris, author.
New York : Grand Central Life & Style, [2017]
ix, 230 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Transform Your Body in Just 12 Weeks Hollywood leading man Morris Chestnut may be known for his washboard abs and ripped arms, but not too long ago he was in the worst shape of his life - 30 pounds overweight, avoiding the gym, and frequenting the drive-through. Morris turned to celebrity fitness and nutrition expert Obi Obadike to help get back in shape and the results were astounding. Morris went from 220-pounds to 187 pounds in just 12 weeks, and audiences haven't stopped raving about his new look since. Now Morris and Obi are joining forces to share their life-changing program with fans nationwide. Backed by the latest cutting-edge nutrition science and featuring Obi's trademark fat-burning exercise program, THE CUT is designed to help readers drop pounds quickly - up to 7 pounds in 7 days and 40 pounds in 12 weeks- without stalling on the scale. Featuring Morris's personal diet and exercise plan, plus dozens of success stories from everyday people who've lost weight and kept it off, THE CUT will help readers reclaim their health and discover the lean and toned body they've always wanted. Join the revolution and get ready to get cut!"-- Provided by publisher.

Disease management sourcebook : basic consumer health information about coping with chronic and serious illnesses, navigating the health care system, communicating with health care providers ...[et al.]

April 20, 2017
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2017]
584 pages ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about managing serious and chronic illness, navigating the health care system and finding and evaluating health information, patient rights and responsibilities, assistive technologies, and tips for dealing with legal, financial, and health insurance matters. Includes index, online access, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Cancer survivorship sourcebook : basic consumer health information about the physical, educational, emotional, social, and financial needs of cancer patients ... [et al.]

April 20, 2017
Detroit : Omnigraphics, [2017]
xv, 573 pages ; 24 cm.
"Provides information for cancer patients and their family members, friends, and caregivers. It includes tips for researching specific types of cancer, treatment advances, and clinical trials, and it offers suggestions for coping with the side effects and complications of cancer treatments. Facts about emotional, cognitive, and mental health issues in cancer care are included" --Back cover.

Every body yoga : let go of fear, get on the mat, love your body

April 18, 2017
Stanley, Jessamyn, author.
ix, 222 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Why did I write this book? -- Let's get warmed up -- What the hell is this? -- Jessamyn's ABCs of asana -- Okay, but how can I do this on my own? -- Is it really that simple?
"Every Body Yoga is a book of inspiration for beginners of all shapes and sizes: If Jessamyn could transcend these emotional and physical barriers, so can we. It's a book for readers already doing yoga, looking to refresh their practice or find new ways to stay motivated. It's a how-to book: Here are easy-to-follow directions to 50 basic yoga poses and 10 sequences to practice at home, all photographed in full color. It's a book that challenges the larger issues of body acceptance and the meaning of beauty. Most of all, it's a book that changes the paradigm, showing us that yoga isn't about how one looks, but how one feels." --Provided by published

Your pregnancy, your way : everything you need to know about natural pregnancy and childbirth

April 18, 2017
Hill, Allison (Medical doctor)
Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong, 2017.
xviii, 350 pages ; 23 cm
"As an OB/GYN, Dr. Allison Hill has delivered thousands of babies; as a mom, she's given birth to her own two children. Hill has a unique perspective on the many questions moms have surrounding pregnancy and childbirth-especially when it comes to "going natural." Drawing on her twenty years of expertise as well as current medical data, she weighs the pros and cons of the range of options available-hospital or birthing center; MD or midwife. Covering everything from understanding a doctor's bias to medical interventions (what's necessary-and what's not) to home births, Hill debunks common myths and provides insight into hot-button issues and a keen look into why doctors do what they do. Your Pregnancy, Your Way helps parents-to-be achieve a safe and healthy delivery"-- Provided by publisher.

Whoa, baby! : a guide for new moms who feel overwhelmed and freaked out (and wonder what the #*$& just happened)

April 18, 2017
Rowland, Kelly, 1981- author.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong, 2017.
xv, 176 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"When Kelly Rowland gave birth to her son, it was love at first sight. But she was also a little freaked out about what had happened to her body and the overwhelming new thoughts and emotions. Rowland and her OB-GYN Dr. Tristan Emily Bickman team up to cover everything a first-time mom needs to know: the gross physical stuff, the hormonal and emotional stuff, and the just plain weird stuff. Whoa, Baby! is often hilarious and always honest and down-to-earth. Readers will empathize with the candid unglamorous experiences of parenting."-- Provided by publisher.

Eat for beauty

April 17, 2017
Waring, Fiona, author.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Understanding schizophrenia : a practical guide for patients, families, and health care professionals

April 17, 2017
Reddy, Ravinder.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]
viii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Facing schizophrenia : quick primer -- What, who, why? :Core clinical features of schizophrenia ; What is not schizophrenia? ; Who gets schizophrenia? ; How is schizophrenia diagnosed? ; What is the course and prognosis of schizophrenia? -- Treatment : Medical treatment of schizophrenia ; Common medication side effects ; Psychological and rehabilitative treatments ; Treatment nonadherence ; Achieving maximal recovery -- Coexisting with schizophrenia ; Assembling your care team ; A manual for caregivers ; Common problems in facing schizophrenia ; Managing crises -- Science of schizophrenia : Biological foundations of schizophrenia -- What does the future hold? -- Appendix A: Commonly used antipsychotics for schizophrenia -- Appendix B: Very brief history of schizophrenia -- Appendix C: Recommended resources -- Appendix D: Forms and lists.
This concise and up-to-date guide to schizophrenia focuses on dealing with many aspects of the illness--complying with treatment, managing crises, being a caregiver, communicating with the care team, and coping skills. It also provides practical approaches to common issues such financial support, housing, employment, interacting with the legal system, stress management, socialization, and negative emotions.--From publisher description.

Wild nights : how taming sleep created our restless world

April 17, 2017
Reiss, Benjamin, author.
New York : Basic Books, 2017.
305 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction. The gates of sleep -- Part I: The invention of normal sleep -- Before sleep was normal -- A different drummer -- Part II: Taming sleep -- Lady Macbeth's doctor, or, Sleepwalkers and lunatics -- Sleeping slaves, waking masters -- Part III: Rocking the cradle -- Wild things -- Utopian sleepers -- Part IV: Global weirding -- Beyond normal -- Epilogue. Three chairs.
"Why the modern world forgot how to sleep Why is sleep frustrating for so many people? While human history presents a vast diversity of sleeping styles, today we define a good night's sleep very narrowly: eight hours in one shot, sealed off in private bedrooms, children apart from parents. These sleeping rules have become ingrained in our culture over the past two hundred years, yet few seem able to live by them. For the world's poor, modern sleep is full of financial and physical risk, and even the well-off require drugs and gadgets to regulate waking and sleeping. Taming sleep is big business, but it has come at enormous cost to our well-being. In Wild Nights, Benjamin Reiss draws on centuries of literary, medical, and scientific writings to show how ordinary lives were upended as sleep became modern. In so doing, he offers hope to weary readers: as sleep was transformed once before, so too can it change today"-- Provided by publisher.

Human movement : how the body walks, runs, jumps, and kicks

April 17, 2017
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, a division of Nomad Communications, [2017]
vii, 120 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
"Inspires interest in STEM"--Back cover.
Forces and motion in the human body -- The skeleton -- The muscular system -- The brain-body connection -- Help from the organs -- Fuel to move -- Moving on.
Discusses the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body and how bones, muscles, organs, and nerves work together to make movement possible.

Allergy-free kids : the science-based approach to preventing food allergies

April 14, 2017
Pompa, Robin Nixon, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
xii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Based on recent groundbreaking studies that will change the way parents feed their children, Allergy-Free Kids is a revolutionary guide to preventing food allergies. When her infant daughter was diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies, Robin Nixon Pompa found Dr. Gideon Lack, a clinical researcher on the verge of a breakthrough in allergy prevention and treatment that would heal her daughter and, later, her sons. The secret: building acceptance of allergens through repeated careful feedings. Instead of avoiding eggs, nuts, and other allergens, as previous recommendations held, most parents should introduce them into their children's diets, "early, carefully and often, for at least the first five years of life." This life-changing approach is being embraced by the medical community, especially for peanut allergy, and is reflected in new guidelines from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the National Institutes of Health and other major medical associations. Allergy-Free Kids includes a concise, easy-to-understand overview of the research as well as seventy simple and delicious kid-friendly recipes to help parents integrate unfamiliar allergen foods into a child's diet. Divided by allergen, Allergy-Free Kids contains sections on Eggs, Peanuts and Tree Nuts, Cow's Milk, Sesame, Wheat and Fish. It also discusses other foods, such as kiwi and soy, which are increasingly causing allergic reactions. The book includes feeding advice, and maintenance doses, followed by recipes suitable for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, including Open Sesame Sweet Potatoes, Nut Flour Crackers, Cocoa "Puffs" and Eggs-Pretending-to-be-Muffins. Following the new medical guidelines, Allergy-Free Kids empowers parents to help their kids avoid a lifelong struggle with food allergies--and bring variety and joy back to family meals"-- Provided by publisher.

Head strong : the bulletproof plan to activate untapped brain energy to work smarter and think faster-in just two weeks

April 14, 2017
Asprey, Dave, author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, 2017
337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
It's all in your head -- You are in control of your head -- The two-week head strong program.
Asprey’s easy to follow, two-week program offers a detailed plan to supercharge brain performance, including: which foods to eat and which ones to avoid, how to incorporate the right kinds of physical activity into your day, a detox protocol for your home and body; meditation and breathing for performance, recommended brain-boosting supplements; and how to adjust the lighting in your home and work space to give your brain the quality light it thrives on. A better brain—and a happier, easier, more productive life—is within reach.

The whole foods diet : the lifesaving plan for health and longevity

April 14, 2017
Mackey, John, 1954- author.
New York ; Boston : Grand Central Life & Style, 2017.
336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and two nutrition and lifestyle specialists outline a strategic plan for blending nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle practices to enable maximum health and wellness.

MCAT secrets : study guide : your key to exam success.

April 12, 2017
[Beaumont, Tex.] : Mometrix Test Preparation, [2017]
iv, 479 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"MCAT exam review for the Medical College Admission Test."

Yoga anatomy

April 12, 2017
Kaminoff, Leslie, 1958-
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©2012.
xii, 276 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
"Your illustrated guide to postures, movements, and breathing techniques"--Cover.
Dynamics of breathing -- Yoga and the spine -- Skeletal system -- Muscular system -- Inside the asanas -- Standing poses -- Sitting poses -- Kneeling poses -- Supine poses -- Prone poses -- Arm support poses.
Aimed at yoga enthusiasts and instructors, as well as a reference for fitness professionals and personal trainers, this book provides detailed anatomical illustrations of all standard yoga poses used by the majority of yoga practices.

Anatomy & physiology

April 12, 2017
Odya, Erin, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2017]
xiv, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Dynamic aging : simple exercises for whole-body mobility

April 12, 2017
Bowman, Katy, author.
[Sequim, Washington] : Propriometrics Press, [2017]
262 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Hashimoto's protocol : a 90-day plan for reversing thyroid symptoms and getting your life back

April 11, 2017
Wentz, Izabella, author.
xi, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: Getting to know Hashimoto's and the root cause approach: My Hashimoto's success story--and how to create your own; Understanding the symptoms, diagnosis, and origins of Hashimoto's; How the root cause approach can help you recover your health -- Part II: The fundamental protocols: Liver support protoco; Adrenal recovery protocol; Gut balance protocol; Advanced root cause assessments -- Part II: The advanced protocols: Protocols for optimizing thyroid hormones; Protocols for mastering nutrition and nutrients; Protocols for overcoming traumatic stress; Protocols for addressing infections; Protocols for removing toxins.
"More than thirty-five million Americans currently suffer from Hashimoto's--an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid gland and causes the body to attack its own cells. To alleviate the symptoms of this debilitating condition--including chronic cough, acid reflux, IBS, allergies, chronic pain, hair loss, brain fog, and forgetfulness--patients are often prescribed synthetic hormones that have numerous life-altering side effects. But there is a better way. Diagnosed with Hashimoto's at twenty-seven, pharmacist Dr. Izabella Wentz knows first-hand the effects of the disease, as well as the value--and limitations--of medication. The key to improved health, she argues, involves lifestyle interventions. In Hashimoto's Protocol, she outlines a proven treatment that has helped thousands heal and many others feel better--in as fast as ninety days. Drawing on her own personal experience as well as her work consulting with thousands of patients, Hashimoto's Protocol offers a practical pathway for healing and reversing the autoimmune damage at the root of the disease."--Provided by publisher.

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