New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

May 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

I do it with the lights on : and 10 more discoveries on the road to a blissfully shame-free life

May 27, 2016
Thore, Whitney Way, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Life got better when I was fat -- I wasn't a fat kid-but by kindergarten I had body image issues -- I don't want to kill myself when Iook in the mirror (anymore) -- Fat girls have eating disorders, too -- PCOS didn't make me this fat -- Americans aren't the worst of the fat-shamers -- Losing 100 pounds didn't make me happy -- Being fetishized isn't flattering -- I do it with the lights on -- Feminism is my favorite f-word -- Body-positivity doesn't promote obesity.

It's okay to laugh : (crying is cool, too)

May 26, 2016
Purmort, Nora McInerny.
New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, 2016.
xi, 274 pages ; 24 cm
Twenty-seven-year-old Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to dopey “boyfriend” until she met Aaron—a charismatic art director and comic-book nerd who once made Nora laugh so hard she pulled a muscle. When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron’s hospital bed and had a baby boy while he was on chemo. In the period that followed, Nora and Aaron packed fifty years of marriage into the three they got, spending their time on what really matters. In this deeply felt and deeply funny memoir, Nora gives her readers a true gift—permission to struggle, permission to laugh, permission to tell the truth and know that everything will be okay. It’s Okay to Laugh is a love letter to life, in all its messy glory;

The complete guide to carb counting : how to take the mystery out of carb counting and improve your blood glucose control

May 26, 2016
Warshaw, Hope S., 1954-
Alexandria : American Diabetes Association, 2011.
ix, 169 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"This book provides the reader with the knowledge and skills to make carb counting a central part of diabetes care and helps to achieve diabetes control and quality of life"-- Provided by publisher.

Think and eat yourself smart : a neuroscientific approach to a sharper mind and healthier life

May 26, 2016
Leaf, Caroline, 1963- author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Books, [2016]
328 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Admit it!: Real food and the MAD way of eating ; The trouble with mass production ; The MAD diseases ; The mad truth about MAD ; Marketing to children and other scandals ; Who rules the economic roost? ; The genetic elephant in the room -- Quit it!: Mindset and meal ; Taking responsibility ; The meeting of the minds ; Toxic schedules and television: twin enemies of our minds ; What's eating you? ; This is your brain on brain scans ; Confused emotions, destructive behaviors ; Me, myself, and my epigenetic environment ; The whole beef and nothing but the beef ; Sugar: the forbidden fruit? ; To eat gluten or not to eat gluten: that is the question ; Sleep in, then move it -- Beat it!: Twelve tips to beat it ; A twenty-one recipe kick start.
Our thoughts before, during, and after eating impact our food choices, our digestive health, our brain health, and more. Leaf gives to information to help you make decisions on changing your eating and thinking habits for the better. By eschewing fads and discovering your unique nutritional needs, you'll put yourself on the path toward health.

It's not a perfect world but I'll take it : 50 life lessons for teens like me who are kind of, (you know) autistic

May 26, 2016
Rose, Jennifer.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]
xi, 116 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.

The sexual trauma workbook for teen girls : a guide to recovery from sexual assault & abuse

May 23, 2016
Lohmann, Raychelle Cassada, author.
Oakland, CA : Instant Hlp Books, [2016]
viii, 180 pages ; 26 cm.
Knowing When to Get Help -- Where to Find Help -- Personal Safety Plan -- Circle of Support -- Why Me? -- Sharing Your Story -- Taking Care of Yourself -- Learning to Breathe -- Sleep -- Exercise -- Nutrition and Well-Being -- Emotional Well-Being -- Acceptance -- Self-Soothing Behaviors -- Healing through Writing -- Progressive Muscle Relaxation -- Engaging in Mindfulness -- Guided Imagery -- Life Scripts -- Choosing Healthy Coping Skills -- Coping with Nightmares -- Coping with Flashbacks -- Overcoming Emotional Detachment -- Noticing and Coping with Anger -- Constructive and Destructive Guilt -- Conquering Shame -- Identifying Depression -- PTSD -- Facing Your Fears -- Identifying Anxious Patterns -- Responding to Love and Joy -- Empowerment through Affirmations -- Respecting and Nurturing Yourself -- From Beginning to End--Telling Your Story.
"The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls offers healing, real-life stories from survivors and powerful, evidence-based tools to help you reclaim your life after sexual abuse or trauma,"

Your pregnancy week by week

May 23, 2016
Curtis, Glade B., author.
Boston, Mass. : Perseus, 2016.
xii, 463 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
In print for twenty-five years, Your Pregnancy Week by Week has sold millions of copies worldwide as an established go-to resource. The book's trademark week-by-week formula helps expectant parents easily and effortlessly compare the details of their pregnancy with the same weekly schedule their doctor uses.

Managing OCD with CBT for dummies

May 20, 2016
d'Ath, Katie.
Chichester, West Sussex : For Dummies, a Wiley brand, 2016.
ix, 149 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Understanding OCD -- Thinking about thoughts -- Actively attacking your OCD -- Move over OCD: putting yourself in charge -- The part of tens.
Learn to break the patterns that have been holding you hostage-- and build a future free of OCD. d'Ath and Willson help you discover how to identify and correct negative thought patterns, confront your patterns with positive solutions, and recognize the power of cognitive thinking.

Bite me : how lyme disease stole my childhood, made me crazy, and almost killed me

May 20, 2016
Hilfiger, Ally, 1985- author.
New York : Center Street, 2016.
xvii, 298 pages ; 24 cm

Reading and writing cancer : how words heal

May 19, 2016
Gubar, Susan, 1944- author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]
224 pages ; 22 cm
Coming to Terms -- Impatient Memoirs -- Sublime Artistry -- My Blog.
"Elaborating upon her zLiving with Cancery column in the New York Times, Susan Gubar helps patients, caregivers, and the specialists who seek to serve them. In a book both enlightening and practical, she describes how the activities of reading and writing can right some of cancer’s wrongs. To stimulate the writing process, she proposes specific exercises, prompts, and models. In discussions of the diary of Fanny Burney, the stories of Leo Tolstoy and Alice Munro, numerous memoirs, novels, paintings, photographs, and blogs, Gubar shows how readers can learn from art that deepens our comprehension of what it means to live or die with the disease,"

Eat complete : the 21 nutrients that fuel brainpower, boost weight loss, and transform your health

May 19, 2016
Ramsey, Drew, author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
293 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

True to form : how to use foundation training for sustained pain relief and everyday fitness

May 19, 2016
Goodman, Eric (Eric David), 1980- author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, [2016]
xix, 198 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Part I: Off Your Form and Under Pressure -- One: A Day in the Life of a Twenty-First-Century Body -- Two: Designed for Efficient Movement -- Part II: Return to Form -- Three: Decompress -- Four: Get Anchored -- Five: The Wrap-Up Quartet -- Part III: Sustained Pain Relief and Everyday Fitness -- Six: Day by Day -- Seven: Moving Past the Pain -- Eight: Little Bodies Become Big Bodies -- Nine: Returning to the Foundation.
"Radical in its simplicity, Dr. Eric Goodman's visionary approach to mindful movement corrects the complacent adaptations that lead to back and joint pain, and teaches us to harness the body's natural movement patterns into daily activities to make us fit, healthy, and pain free. Our sedentary lifestyle has led to an epidemic of chronic pain. By adapting to posture and movement that have us out of balance--including sitting all day at a keyboard, tilting our heads forward to look at our phones--we consistently compromise our joints, give our organs less room to function, and weaken our muscles. How we hold and live in our bodies is fundamental to our overall health, and the good news is that we all hold the key to a healthier body. Dr. Goodman has spent years studying human physiology and movement. He has trained world-class athletes for better performance, and has healed people of all ages and occupations of lifelong debilitating pain. His theory of self-healing is now available to everyone. His practical program trains the posterior muscle chain--shoulders, back, butt, and legs--shifting the burden of support away from joints and putting it back where it belongs: into large muscle groups. Filled with helpful diagrams and sixty color photographs, True to Form shows readers how to successfully integrate these powerful movements into everyday life--from playing with the kids to washing dishes to long hours in the office--transforming ordinary physical actions into active and mindful movements that help to eliminate pain, up your game, or simply feel more energetic. True to Form shows you how to move better, breathe better, and get back to using your body the way nature intended"-- Provided by publisher.

Autism and pervasive developmental disorders sourcebook : basic consumer health information about autism spectrum disorders and pervasive developmental disorders such as asperger syndrome and rett syndrome; along with facts about causes, symptoms, assessment, interventions, treatments, and education, tips for family members and teachers on the transition to adulthood, a glossary of related terms, and a directory of resources for more information.

May 18, 2016
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., [2016]
xvii, 489 pages ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about the causes, symptoms, risk factors, and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, available therapies, screening, interventions, and related conditions. Includes index, glossary, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Mental health disorders sourcebook : basic consumer health information about healthy brain functioning and mental illnesses, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychotic and personality disorders, eating disorders, compulsive hording disorder, and more ; along with information about medications and treatments, mental health concerns in specific groups, such as children, adolescents, older adults, minority populations, and LGBT community, a glossary of related terms, and directories of resources for additional help and information.

May 18, 2016
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., 2016
xvii, 695 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about the signs, symptoms, and treatment of various mental illnesses, and the special mental health concerns of children and adolescents, older adults, the LGBT community, and immigrant populations. Along with tips for maintaining mental wellness it also includes an index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

The gift of fear : survival signals that protect us from violence

May 17, 2016
De Becker, Gavin, author.
x, 372 pages ; 21 cm
"A Dell trade paperback."
In the presence of danger -- Technology of intuition -- Academy of prediction -- Survival signals -- Imperfect strangers -- High-stakes predictions -- Promises to kill (understanding threats) -- Persistence, persistence (dealing with people who refuse to let go) -- Occupational hazards (violence in the workplace) -- Intimate enemies (domestic violence) -- I was trying to let him down easy (date stalking) -- Fear of children (violent children) -- Better to be wanted by the police than not to be wanted at all (attacks against public figures) -- Extreme hazards -- Gift of fear.
"True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference."--Provided by publisher.

The gene : an intimate history

May 16, 2016
Mukherjee, Siddhartha, author.
New York : Scribner, 2016.
xi, 592 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Prologue: Families -- "The missing science of heredity" 1865-1935 -- "In the sum of the parts, there are only the parts" 1930-1970 -- "The dreams of geneticits" 1970-2001 -- "The proper study of mankind is man" 1970-2005 -- Through the looking glass 2001-2015 -- Post-genome 2015-... -- Epilogue: Bheda, Abheda.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author draws on his scientific knowledge and research to describe the magisterial history of a scientific idea, the quest to decipher the master-code of instructions that makes and defines humans; that governs our form, function, and fate; and that determines the future of our children. Woven through the book is the story of Mukherjee's own family and its recurring pattern of schizophrenia, a haunting reminder that the science of genetics is not confined to the laboratory but is vitally relevant to everyday lives. The moral complexity of genetics reverberates even more urgently today as we learn to "read" and "write" the human genome--unleashing the potential to change the fates and identities of our children and our children's children.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Morgue : a life in death

May 16, 2016
Di Maio, Vincent J. M., 1941- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
xv, 268 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
A death in black and white -- The "why" incision -- An empty nursery -- Bombed beyond recognition -- Digging up Lee Harvey Oswald -- Monsters among us -- Secrets and puzzles -- Detail, justice, and celebrity -- The ghosts of West Memphis -- The curious death of Vincent Van Gogh.
"In this clear-eyed, gritty, and enthralling narrative, Dr. Vincent Di Maio and veteran crime writer Ron Franscell guide us behind the morgue doors to tell a fascinating life story through the cases that have made Di Maio famous--from the exhumation of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald to the complex issues in the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Beginning with his street-smart Italian origins in Brooklyn, the book spans 40 years of work and more than 9,000 autopsies, and Di Maio's eventual rise into the pantheon of forensic scientists. One of the country's most methodical and intuitive criminal pathologists will dissect himself, maintaining a nearly continuous flow of suspenseful stories, revealing anecdotes, and enough macabre insider details to rivet the most fervent crime fans"-- Provided by publisher.

The allergy solution : unlock the surprising, hidden truth about why you are sick and how to get well

May 16, 2016
Galland, Leo, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2016.
xxiii, 323 pages ; 24 cm
The new mystery disease -- The many faces of allergy -- How did we get so sick? -- You're overreacting : immunity out of balance -- Cracking the code : unmasking hidden allergies -- Mission detoxable -- The three-day power wash -- The re-entry food challange -- The immune balance diet -- Are allergies making you fat? -- Mind-body healing -- More than just a runny nose : nasal and sinus allergies -- Every breath you take : asthma -- The super-allergy-fighting antioxidant -- What happens in your gut doesn't stay in your gut -- Be part of the solution.
Takes an in-depth look at how we can balance immunity through nutrition and lifestyle in order to reverse allergies without drugs.

Getting into medical school : a premedical studetn's guidebook

May 16, 2016
Brown, Sanford Jay, 1946-
Hauppauge, New York : Barron's Educational Series, Inc., [2016]
xiii, 412 pages ; 23 cm

Alzheimer's and dementia for dummies.

May 13, 2016
xvii, 425 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"In conjunction with the American Geriatric Society and the Health in Aging Foundation."
Getting Started with Alzheimer's and Dementia -- Helping a Loved One Manage the Illness -- Providing Care for Your Loved One -- Respite Care for the Caregiver -- The Part of Tens.
"If you or someone you love has Alzheimer's Disease or dementia, you may feel frightened, angry, and uncertain about what the future holds. This authoritative resource will answer your questions and serve as your trusted guide. It explains what you're dealing with, what to expect, how the disease progresses, how to talk to doctors, survival tips for caregivers, and much more,"--page [4] of cover.

Witchy mama : magickal traditions, motherly insights & sacred knowledge

May 13, 2016
Marquis, Melanie, 1976- author.
Woodbury, MN : Llewellyn Publications, 2016.
xxvii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Yogalosophy for inner strength : 12 weeks to heal your heart and embrace joy

May 13, 2016
Ingber, Mandy, author.
Berkeley, California : Seal Press, [2016]
351 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Lean in 15

May 11, 2016
Wicks, Joe, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublisher, 2016.
220 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"15-minute meals and workouts to keep you lean and healthy" --Cover.
A little bit about me -- The Lean in 15 plan -- Getting started -- Reduced-carbohydrate recipes -- Post-workout carbohydrate-refuel recipes -- Snacks and treats -- Burn fat and build lean muscle with HIIT -- Results: my lean winners.
"Discover how to shift your body fat and get the lean physique of your dreams by eating better and exercising less in this essential cookbook and exercise guide ... that combines 100 delicious recipes and signature home workouts from personal trainer and Instagram sensation @thebodycoach, Joe Wicks."

The love diet : a personalized, proven program that changes the way you feel to transform the way you look

May 11, 2016
Guttersen, Connie, author.
New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
viii, 310 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Part I: Meet the Love Diet: a brand-new perspective on losing weight -- 1. What's love got to do with it? -- 2. Ready, set, go! Creating and supporting your trigger moment -- 3. "Help--I can't stop!" How to break up with overeating -- Part II: Getting ready to change your life -- 4. The five core concepts -- 5. Before you begin: habits, tips, and tools to help make the Love Diet your last diet -- Part III: The seven stages and beyond -- 6. Stage 1: Detox -- 7. Stage 2: Veggie boost -- 8. Stage 3: Protein power -- 9. Stage 4: Favorite fruits -- 10. Stage 5: Dairy delights -- 11. Stage 6: Legume love -- 12. Stage 7: Grains and starchy vegetables -- 13. Welcome to your future: maintaining your weight loss and your new health -- Part IV: The Love Diet seasonings, recipes, and meal plans -- 14. How to spice up the Love Diet: seasonings, marinades, and rubs -- 15. The Love Diet recipes -- 16. The Love Diet meal plans.
"Drawing on their revelatory research, the latest science on nutrition and weight loss, and thousands of patients' accounts, Dr. Guttersen and Dr. Dedomenico have developed the Love Diet, an accessible, practical, and proven plan to transform your body, emotionally, mentally, and physically, from the inside out. Combining good nutrition with positive emotional reinforcement, The Love Diet can deliver sustained weight-loss and radically transform you mind, body, and soul."-- Provided by publisher.

The big five : five simple things you can do to live a longer, healthier life

May 11, 2016
Chopra, Sanjiv, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016.
xiii, 210 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Coffee: a cup of health -- The mysterious case of vitamin D -- Run (or walk) for your life! -- Nuts to you! -- Meditate once a day-twice -- Close calls.

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