New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

October 8, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The brain : the story of you

October 7, 2015
Eagleman, David, author.
218 pages : illustrations, (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"A companion to the PBS series"--Jacket.
Introduction -- Who am I? -- What is reality? -- Who's in control? -- How do I decide? -- Do I need you? -- Who will we be? -- Acknowledgments -- Endnotes -- Glossary -- Image Credits.
"Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are "you"? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people? How is technology poised to change what it means to be human? In the course of his investigations, Eagleman guides us through the world of extreme sports, criminal justice, facial expressions, genocide, brain surgery, gut feelings, robotics, and the search for immortality. Strap in for a whistle-stop tour into the inner cosmos. In the infinitely dense tangle of billions of brain cells and their trillions of connections, something emerges that you might not have expected to see in there: you. This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life. (A companion to the six-part PBS series. Color illustrations throughout.)"-- Provided by publisher.

Proteinaholic : how our obsession with meat is killing us and what we can do about it

October 7, 2015
Davis, Garth, author.
377 pages ; 24 cm
Part I Garth Davis, Proteinaholic -- 1 I'm Garth, and I'm a Proteinaholic -- 2 My Road to Ruin -- 3 My Quest for the Ideal Human Diet -- Part II How We Became Proteinaholics -- 4 The History of Protein -- 5 Protein Usurps the Nutritional Throne -- 6 To Atkins and Beyond -- 7 The Latest Flavor -- Part III Death and Diseas by Protein -- 8 Research Truth and BS: How to Speak Science -- 9 Diabetes: It's the Meat That Makes You Sweet -- 10 Hypertension: Protein Puts Us Under Pressure -- 11 Heart Disease: Skip the Meat, Keep the Beat -- 12 Obesity: It's Not About the Carbs -- 13: Cancer: Fleshing Out the Protein Connection -- 14 Preventing Premature Death -- Part IV The Problematic Recovery Plan -- 15 How Much Protein Do We Need? -- 16 Reducing Animal Protein: The Why, How, and What -- 17 Meal Plan -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography/References.
"An acclaimed surgeon specializing in weight loss delivers a paradigm-shifting examination of the diet and health industry's focus on protein, explaining why it is detrimental to our health, and can prevent us from losing weight,"

A common struggle : a personal journey through the past and future of mental illness and addiction

October 6, 2015
Kennedy, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1967- author.
422 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles. On May 5, 2006, the New York Times ran two stories, 'Patrick Kennedy Crashes Car into Capitol Barrier' and then, several hours later, 'Patrick Kennedy Says He'll Seek Help for Addiction.' It was the first time that the popular Rhode Island congressman had publicly disclosed his addiction to prescription painkillers, the true extent of his struggle with bipolar disorder and his plan to immediately seek treatment. That could have been the end of his career, but instead it was the beginning. Since then, Kennedy has become the nation's leading advocate for mental health and substance abuse care, research and policy both in and out of Congress. And ever since passing the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act--and after the death of his father, leaving Congress--he has been changing the dialogue that surrounds all brain diseases. A Common Struggle weaves together Kennedy's private and professional narratives, echoing Kennedy's philosophy that for him, the personal is political and the political personal. Focusing on the years from his 'coming out' about suffering from bipolar disorder and addiction to the present day, the book examines Kennedy's journey toward recovery and reflects on Americans' propensity to treat mental illnesses as 'family secrets.' Beyond his own story, though, Kennedy creates a roadmap for equality in the mental health community, and outlines a bold plan for the future of mental health policy. Written with award-winning healthcare journalist and best-selling author Stephen Fried, A Common Struggle is both a cry for empathy and a call to action"-- Provided by publisher.

The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales

October 5, 2015
Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 1998.
x, 243 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
"A Touchstone book."
pt. 1. Losses. The man who mistook his wife for a hat -- The lost mariner -- The disembodied lady -- The man who fell out of bed -- Hands -- Phantoms -- On the level -- Eyes right! -- The president's speech -- pt. 2. Excesses. Witty ticcy Ray -- Cupid's disease -- A matter of identity -- Yes, father-sister -- The possessed -- pt. 3. Transports. Reminiscence -- Incontinent nostalgia -- A passage to India -- The dog beneath the skin -- Murder -- The visions of Hildegard -- pt. 4. The world of the simple. Rebecca -- A walking grove -- The twins -- The autist artist.
In his most extraordinary book, "one of the great clinical writers of the 20th century" (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. Oliver Sacks's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales remain, in Dr. Sacks's splendid and sympathetic telling, deeply human. They are studies of life struggling against incredible adversity, and they enable us to enter the world of the neurologically impaired, to imagine with our hearts what it must be to live and feel as they do. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicine's ultimate responsibility: "the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject."

The shift : one nurse, twelve hours, four patients' lives

October 1, 2015
Brown, Theresa, author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2015.
256 pages ; 22 cm
7:03 am -- Report -- Hitting the floor -- Worries -- Surgical team C -- Paperwork -- No time for lunch -- Duo damsel -- Judgment calls -- Faith -- Revolving door -- End of shift.
Practicing nurse and New York Times columnist Theresa Brown invites readers to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day on a hospital cancer ward. In her skilled hands, as both a dedicated nurse and an insightful chronicler of events, we are given an unprecedented view into the individual struggles as well as the larger truths about medicine in this country, and by the end of the shift, we have witnessed something profound about hope and healing and humanity.

The heart healers : the misfits, mavericks, and rebels who created the greatest medical breakthrough of our lives

October 1, 2015
Forrester, James, 1937- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
xii, 388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Escape from the dark ages. A day like all days ; "What man meant for evil, God meant for good" ; A river of blood ; The pain of the pioneer ; A hill of bones ; An impossible dream -- The industrial revolution. Electrifying discoveries ; The heart that skipped a beat ; Singed wings ; How to win a Nobel prize -- The past creates the present. One man's disaster is another man's breakthrough ; When the pampas came to Cleveland ; Expanding horizons ; "The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won" ; Merging streams ; The clot busters ; The birth of biotechnology ; A balloon in Zürich ; Conquering Atlanta ; Pricking Andreas's balloon -- How to conquer coronary artery disease. Why do atheromas form in blood vessels? ; Plaque rupture, heart attack, and sudden death ; A moldy gift ; Yosemite ; Conquering cad in our lifetime ; The present creates the future ; "Attention must be paid".
"At one time, heart disease was a death sentence. In The Heart Healers, world renowned cardiologist Dr. James Forrester tells the story of the mavericks and rebels who defied the accumulated medical wisdom of the day to begin conquering heart disease. By the middle of the 20th century, heart disease was killing millions and, as with the Black Death centuries before, physicians stood helpless. Visionaries, though, had begun to make strides earlier. On Sept. 7, 1895, Ludwig Rehn successfully sutured the heart of a living man with a knife wound to the chest for the first time. Once it was deemed possible to perform surgery on the heart, others followed. In 1929, Dr. Werner Forssman inserted a cardiac catheter in his own arm and forced the X-ray technician on duty to take a photo as he successfully threaded it down the vein into his own heart...and lived. On June 6, 1944--D-Day--another momentous event occurred far from the Normandy beaches: Dr. Dwight Harken sutured the shrapnel-injured heart of a young soldier, saved his life and the term 'cardiac surgeon' born. Dr. Forrester tells the story of these rebels and the risks they took with their own lives and the lives of others to heal the most elemental of human organs--the heart. The result is a compelling chronicle of a disease and its cure, a disease that is still with us, but one that is slowly being worn away by 'The Heart Healers'"-- Provided by publisher.

Eat clean, stay lean : the ultimate guide to clean, cleaner, and cleanest foods

October 1, 2015
Bazilian, Wendy, author.
ix, 294 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Subtitle on cover: 300 real foods and recipes for lifelong health and lasting weight loss.
Includes index.
Part 1. The ultimate diet for health and weight loss. The benefits of clean eating ; The basics of clean eating ; A clean lifestyle -- Part 2. The ultimate clean foods (plus recipes!). Fruits and veggies ; Proteins ; Grains ; Spreads, sauces, and condiments ; Snacks and treats ; Beverages ; Pantry staples and cooking styles.
"When you eat real, whole foods and keep the processing to a minimum, better health will follow suit-no calorie counting, deprivation, or torment included. In Eat Clean, Stay Lean, the editors of Prevention take you through a visual journey toward better health as they introduce a variety of clean foods on the market today. This isn't an overt diet plan, but rather an easy-to-use guide to choosing simple swaps that will lead to weight loss, more energy, and a cleaner bill of health. The book shows the range of clean to processed foods in an array of categories-for instance, the progression from an apple strudel toaster pastry (least clean) to a natural applesauce (clean) to an organic apple (cleanest)-then offers simple, delicious recipes for you to build a day of clean, healthy meals for your entire family. Packed with fun graphics and products vetted by the scrutinizing team of Prevention editors, Eat Clean, Stay Lean makes healthy eating easy"-- Provided by publisher.

Infectious madness : the surprising science of how we "catch" mental illness

October 1, 2015
Washington, Harriet A., author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction -- chapter 1: Germ Theory Redux: The Acquisition of Mental Illness -- Chapter 2: The Fetus as Battleground: Early Exposure and Psychiatric Fate -- Chapter 3: Growing Pains: "Catching" Anorexia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Tourette's -- Chapter 4:Gut Feelings: The Brain in Your Belly -- Chapter 5: Microbial Culture: Pathogens and the Shaping of Societies -- Chapter 6: Winning at Evolutionary Chess: Strategies to Outwit Pathogens -- Chapter 7: Tropical Madness: Infection and Neglect in the Developing World -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
"Is it possible to catch autism or OCD the same way we catch the flu? Can a child's contact with cat litter lead to schizophrenia? In her eye-opening new book, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Harriet Washington reveals that we can in fact "catch" mental illness. In Infectious Madness, Washington presents the new germ theory, which posits not only that many instances of Alzheimer's, OCD, and schizophrenia are caused by viruses, prions, and bacteria, but also that with antibiotics, vaccinations, and other strategies, these cases can be easily prevented or treated. Packed with cutting-edge research and tantalizing mysteries, Infectious Madness is rich in science, characters, and practical advice on how to protect yourself and your children from exposure to infectious threats that could sabotage your mental and physical health"-- provided by publisher.

The end of memory : a natural history of aging and Alzheimer's

September 29, 2015
Ingram, Jay, author.
289 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction -- 1. Facing, or Fearing, Aging -- 2. "I have, so to say, lost myself" -- 3. Has Alzheimer's Always Been with Us? -- 4. The Case of Jonathan Swift -- 5. The Biology of Aging -- 6. A Natural Life -- 7. The Aging Brain -- 8. Plaques and Tangles -- 9. "I only retire at night" -- 10. A Deadly Progression -- 11. The Brain Fights Back -- 12. Is the Epidemic Slowing? -- 13. Am I going to get it? And if so, when? -- 14. Treatment: Candidates But No Champions -- 15. Men, Women and Alzheimer's -- 16. Was It Really the Aluminum? -- 17. The Many Faces of Dementia -- 18. Where You Live, What You Eat -- 19. What's Next?
"It is a wicked disease that robs its victims of their memories, their ability to think clearly, and ultimately their lives. For centuries, those afflicted by Alzheimer's disease have suffered its debilitating effects while family members sit by, watching their loved ones disappear a little more each day until the person they used to know is gone forever. The disease was first described by German psychologist and neurologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906. One hundred years and a great deal of scientific effort later, much more is known about Alzheimer's, but it still affects millions around the world, and there is no cure in sight. In The End of Memory, award-winning science author Jay Ingram writes a biography of this disease that attacks the brains of patients. He charts the history of the disease from before it was noted by Alois Alzheimer through to the twenty-first century, explains the fascinating science of plaques and tangles, recounts the efforts to understand and combat the disease, and introduces us to the passionate researchers who are working to find a cure. An illuminating biography of "the plague of the twenty-first century" and scientists' efforts to understand and, they hope, prevent it, The End of Memory is a book for those who want to find out the true story behind an affliction that courses through families and wreaks havoc on the lives of millions"-- Provided by publisher.

Why don't they just quit? : what families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery

September 29, 2015
Herzanek, Joe, author.
Boulder, CO : Changing Lives Foundation, 2014. ©2014.
295 pages ; 23 cm
"Real-life solutions to help you now! Watching a loved one immersed in an intense battle with alcohol and drug abuse may be the most difficult, complex and harrowing experience you'll ever have. This book offers a message of hope to families and friends, giving practical solutions so they can help anyone struggling with addiction to begin the road to recovery."--Back cover.

Beating sugar addiction for dummies

September 29, 2015
DeFigio, Dan, author.
Hoboken, NJ : For Dummies, a Wiley brand, c2013.
xviii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Are you a sugar addict or a sweet freak? -- Developing your low-sugar or no-sugar food plan -- Living a successful sugar-busting lifestyle -- Sugar-busting recipes -- The part of tens.
Decrease your sugar intake and change your life for the better! Learn safe and health ways to overcome the harmful sugars so prevalent in processed foods, and overcome your addiction. Learn to identify what triggers your cravings, and the hidden sources of sugar -- Source other than Library of Congress.

The healthy vegetarian : healing yourself, healing our planet

September 28, 2015
Null, Gary, author.
Palm Beach, Florida : Essential Publishing, [2015]
xxxix, 646 pages ; 23 cm
Part 1. Healing yourself. Getting started on the vegetarian diet: an overview ; What we eat now...and why ; Why adopt the vegetarian diet ; The good news about vegetarian diets ; The diet of a healthy vegetarian ; Protein ; The lifestyle of a healthy vegetarian ;'s essential to health and healing ; Part II. Healing the planet. What is our obligation to society and the planet? ; Conservation of natural resources ; Global food resources -- Part III. Future directions. What the future holds.
"In his characteristically engaging and matter-of-fact style, Dr. Null not only forwards a brilliant and thorough discussion on the importance of the vegetarian diet and how to be successful at it, but an in-depth understanding of the foundational spiritual practices of the lifestyle and their importance to both personal and planetary health."--provided by publisher.

Heal your PTDS : dynamic strategies that work /Michele Rosenthal.

September 28, 2015
Rosenthal, Michele, 1968-
xviii, 226 pages ; 23 cm
For twenty-five years, Michele Rosenthal struggled with her own Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder following a horrific illness that almost killed her. Now an award-winning blogger and post-trauma coach, Rosenthal has developed a program that not only helped her make a full recovery but has been helping survivors around the world move beyond their PTSD as well. In this book, she shares the very best tools that have helped so many come through to the other side of trauma. There are several elements that make PTSD recovery enormously challenging; this is a book about making it easier.

The good story : exchanges on truth, fiction and psychotherapy

September 25, 2015
Coetzee, J. M., 1940- author.
viii, 198 pages ; 23 cm
First published in Great Britain by Harvill Secker.
"The Good Story" is an exchange between a writer with a long-standing interest in moral psychology and a psychotherapist with a training in literary studies. Arabella Kurtz and J.M. Coetzee consider psychotherapy and its wider social context from different perspectives, but at the heart of both their approaches is a concern with stories. Working alone, the writer is in sole charge of the story he or she tells. The therapist, on the other hand, collaborates with the patient in telling the story of their life. What kind of truth do the stories created by patient and therapist aim to uncover: objective truth or the shifting and subjective truth of memories explored and re-experienced in the safety of the therapeutic relationship? The authors discuss both individual psychology and the psychology of the group: the school classroom, the gang, the settler nation where the brutal deeds of the ancestors have to be accommodated into a national story. Drawing on great writers like Cervantes and Dostoevsky and on psychoanalysts like Freud and Melanie Klein, they offer illuminating insights into the stories we tell of our lives.

Dr. Susan Love's breast book

September 25, 2015
Love, Susan M., author.
xiii, 690 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A Merloyd Lawrence book."
The Healthy Breast and Common Problems -- What Causes Breast Cancer and How Do We Prevent It? -- Finding Breast Cancer -- Decisions -- Treatments in the Age of Personalized Medicine -- After Treatment -- Recurrence of Breast Cancer.
"This fully revised sixth edition explains the biology behind the clinical options. Whether a reader is at risk and interested in prevention, diagnosed and trying to prevent recurrence, or living with metastatic cancer and seeking ways to survive longer and better, Dr. Love provides the most expert and reassuring support. This revision discusses the new genetic tests, controversies regarding screening, and what you need to know about dense breasts. Dr. Love also reviews the most recent technologies, such as liquid biopsies (identifying tumor cells in blood), plus current findings on the timing of chemotherapy, male breast cancer, and exciting new immunological therapies, all in her unique explanatory style. In addition, she considers the collateral damage of treatment and explores the newer approaches to metastatic disease"--Back cover.

The point of vanishing : a memoir of two years in solitude

September 23, 2015
Axelrod, Howard, 1973-
Boston : Beacon Press, [2015]
211 pages ; 22 cm
Prologue -- Part I. Into the Blind Spot -- Part II. Learning to See -- Part III. The Point of Vanishing.
"On a clear May afternoon at the end of his junior year at Harvard, Howard Axelrod left his dorm-room to play a pick-up game of basketball. In the skirmish for a loose ball, a boy's finger hooked behind Axelrod's eyeball and severed his optic nerve. Permanently blinded in his right eye, Axelrod returned a week later to the same dorm-room, but to a different world. A world where nothing looked solid, where the smooth veneer of reality had been broken, and where the distance between how people saw him and how he saw had widened into a gulf. Five years later, heartbroken from a love affair in Italy and still desperate for a sense of orientation he could trust, Axelrod retreated to a jerry-rigged house in the Vermont woods. Miles from the nearest neighbor, at the dead-end of an unmaintained dirt road, he lived without a computer, without a television, and largely without human contact for two years. Whether tending to the woodstove, or snow-shoeing through the trees, he devoted his energies to learning to see again--to paying attention. He needed to find, with society's pressures and rush now removed, what really mattered. He needed to dig down to a sense of meaning that couldn't be changed in an instant. What followed was a strange and beautiful series of sensory adventures, shadowed by a haunting descent into the dangers of solitude. A gorgeous search into the profoundly human questions of perception, time, and identity, The Point of Vanishing announces the arrival of a major new literary voice of the timeless--which is to say, a major new voice for our harried times"-- Provided by publisher.

Elle & Coach : diabetes, the fight for my daughter's life, and the dog who changed everything

September 23, 2015
Shaheen, Stefany, author.
New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2015.
x, 228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"The endearing true story of a Type-A mom struggling to care for a daughter who has Type 1 diabetes--and the incredible service dog who changes their lives for the better. Stefany Shaheen takes readers on an emotional journey as she tries everything to manage her daughter Elle's deadly and unpredictable disease, all while juggling a family of four children. Overcoming the skepticism that a dog can provide answers that medical science is still seeking, the family finds a resounding sense of peace and reassurance through Coach's near miraculous abilities as a medic-alert dog, specially trained to detect dangerous changes in blood sugar levels. Elle & Coach is a story of determination and finding hope in the most unlikely of places"-- Provided by publisher.

The new generation breast cancer book : how to navigate your diagnosis and treatment options--and remain optimistic--in an age of information overload

September 22, 2015
Port, Elisa, author.
xix, 298 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"From an expert in the field comes the definitive guide to managing breast cancer in the information age--a comprehensive resource for diagnosis, treatment, and peace of mind. The breast cancer cure rate is at an all-time high, and so is the information--and misinformation--available to patients and their families. Online searches can lead to unreliable sources, leaving even the most resilient patient feeling uneasy and uncertain about her diagnosis, treatment options, doctors, side effects, and recovery. Adding to a patient's anxiety is input from well-meaning friends and family, with stories, worries, and opinions to share, sometimes without knowing the details of her particular case, when in reality breast cancer treatment has gone well beyond a "one size fits all" approach. Elisa Port, MD, FACS, chief of breast surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital and co-director of the Dubin Breast Center in Manhattan, offers an optimistic antidote to the ocean of Web data on screening, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Inside you'll discover the various scenarios when mammograms indicate the need for a biopsy the questions to ask about surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and breast reconstruction the important things to look for when deciding where to get care the key to deciphering complicated pathology reports and avoiding confusion the facts on genetic testing and the breast cancer genes: BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 the best resources and advice for those supporting someone with breast cancer From innovations in breast cancer screening and evaluating results to post-treatment medications and living as a breast cancer survivor, Dr. Elisa Port describes every possible test and every type of doctor visit, providing a comprehensive, empathetic guide that every newly diagnosed woman (and her family) will want to have at her side. Advance praise for The New Generation Breast Cancer Book "Elisa Port, M.D., is the doctor every patient deserves: brilliant and compassionate. Her book will be a sanity saver and, quite possibly, a life saver."--Geralyn Lucas, author of Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy "The New Generation Breast Cancer Book helps you sort through all the information you've gathered, make sense of the terminology, consider the options, and make the right decisions for your unique case."--Edie Falco "A lifeline for many women in need of today's most up-to-date choices for treatment. Everyone should read this book for themselves, their mothers, grandmothers, daughters, and friends."--Kara DioGuardi, Grammy-nominated songwriter, music executive, and Arthouse Entertainment co-founder"-- Provided by publisher.

Wondering who you are : a memoir

September 22, 2015
Lea, Sonya.
Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, [2015]
348 pages ; 20 cm
In exploring her husband's traumatic brain injury and loss of memory, Sonya Lea has written a memoir that is both a powerful look at perseverance in the face of trauma and a surprising exploration into what lies beyond our fragile identities. --Publisher's description.

The complete leaky gut health & diet guide : improve everything from autoimmune conditions to eczema by healing your gut

September 21, 2015
Trotter, Makoto, 1977- author.
352 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes 150 recipes.

EMT exam power practice.

September 18, 2015
New York, NY : Learning Express, [2015]
vi, 295 pages ; 28 cm

Black man in a white coat : a doctor's reflections on race and medicine

September 17, 2015
Tweedy, Damon, author.
294 pages ; 25 cm
Disparities. People like us ; Baby mamas ; Charity care ; Inner-city blues -- Barriers. Confronting hate ; When doctors discriminate ; The color of HIV/AIDS -- Perseverance. Matching ; Doing the right thing ; Beyond race.
"When Damon Tweedy first enters the halls of Duke University Medical School on a full scholarship, he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. When one of his first professors mistakes him for a maintenance worker, it is a moment that crystallizes the challenges he will face throughout his early career. Making matters worse, in lecture after lecture the common refrain for numerous diseases resounds, "More common in blacks than whites." In riveting, honest prose, Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of most health problems in the black community. These elements take on greater meaning when Tweedy finds himself diagnosed with a chronic disease far more common among black people. In this powerful, moving, and compassionate book, Tweedy deftly explores the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients, ultimately seeking a way forward to better treatment and more compassionate care.- For readers of Atul Gawande, Sandeep Jauhar, Pauline W. Chen, and Henrietta Lacks"-- Provided by publisher.

Sugar smart express : the 21-day quick start plan to stop cravings, lose weight, and still enjoy the sweets you love!

September 17, 2015
Alexander, Anne (Anne Adele)
New York, NY : Rodale, [2015]
xx, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: Get ready for the sweet life! -- The sugarjacking of America -- Added sugars: a triple threat -- Sugar-belly syndrome: how added sugars harm health -- Sugar on the brain: cravings, crashes, and "addiction" -- The sugar smart express rules -- Days 1 to 3: The sugar smart express countdown -- Days 4 to 7: Phase 1: Escape from Sugarville -- Days 8 to 11: Phase 2: Fruitylicious! -- Days 12 to 16: Phase 3: Sugar, naturally -- Days 17 to 21: Phase 4: The sweet life -- Dining out and special occasions: eat sugar-smart anytime, anywhere -- The express workout: mini but mighty -- The sugar smart express master shopping list.
"Sugar is everywhere. Once confined to candy, desserts, and the sugar bowl, it has made its way into our peanut butter, bread, tomato sauce, and salad dressing. The average American eats nearly 130 pounds of added sugar a year, and 75 percent of 86,000 foods analyzed in one study contained added sweeteners. This information is now at the forefront of media, public policy, and water cooler conversation, and Americans are wising up to what a sugar-laden diet means for their health: added pounds that won't budge; heightened risk of Alzheimer's, diabetes, and heart disease; moodiness; fatigue; and cravings that seem to rule their daily lives. Readers came out in droves when Prevention launched its Sugar Smart movement, making The Sugar Smart Diet a New York Times bestseller and creating a demand for more sugar-savvy content from the brand. Now, Anne Alexander has revamped her popular plan to give readers what they've been asking for: an easy-to-follow plan that offers great results in less time, with even more tools for success. New content includes: - a new, 21-day plan to sweet freedom that scales back each phase without sacrificing results - shopping lists and a more comprehensive dining out guide to make eating on the plan a breeze - healthy, delicious recipes the whole family-even veggie-averse kids-will gobble up - updated success stories and "Sugar Smart Hacks" from The Sugar Smart Diet test panel"-- Provided by publisher.

Tone it up : 28 days to fit, fierce, and fabulous : create the beautiful body & mind of your dreams

September 17, 2015
Scott, Katrina, author.
xv, 272 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Becoming fit, fierce, and fabulous -- The when, what, and hows of the program -- Knockout nutrition guide -- Your 28-day fit, fierce, and fabulous challenge -- The workouts.
"Are you ready to sweat, tone, nourish, and empower your way to your fittest, fiercest, most fabulous body and life? Katrina Scott and Karena Dawn, the founders of the Tone It Up fitness and health brand, have taken the world by storm with their fun, energetic, girlfriend-to-girlfriend approach to getting in shape. To them, being fit isn't just about looking smokin' hot in a bikini, but a whole-body, whole-life way of being that starts with respecting your body and taking care of your beautiful, amazing self, inside and out. With their 28-day program that incorporates brand-new fitness routines, delicious recipes, and mental and spiritual practices, you'll transform your body, your attitude, and your life to bring out the gorgeous goddess within you! In just 28 days, Katrina and Karena will help you get: - FIT. With daily fitness challenges, workout plans, healthy-eating tips, and delicious recipes, you'll be on your way to the strong, sexy body you're after. - FIERCE. You'll align your mind and body through visualization exercises, daily meditations, confidence-boosting tips, and dares to move outside your comfort zone. - FABULOUS. This is the fun stuff: beauty, friendship, inspiration, joy, and all the things to give you that unmistakable glow so you radiate from the inside out!"-- Provided by publisher.

Mayo Clinic A to Z health guide

September 17, 2015
New York, NY : Time Home Entertainment, Inc., [2015]
319 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
One of the United States' leading not-for-profit health organizations presents an encyclopedic guide to health that covers such conditions as acne, epilepsy, and lactose intolerance.

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