New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

November 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Don't just sit there : transitioning to a standing and dynamic workstation for whole-body health

November 25, 2015
Bowman, Katy.
[Place of publication not identified] : Propriometrics Press, 2015.
xvii, 133 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


November 25, 2015
Chu, Donald A. (Donald Allen), 1940-
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2013]
vi, 241 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Muscular actions, sport performance, and plyometric training -- Anatomy and physiology of plyometrics -- How plyometrics works -- Plyometric training and young athletes -- Plyometric training and neuromuscular training for female athletes -- Plyometric training for injury rehabilitation -- Strength and power assessment for plyometric training -- Introduction of a plyometric training program -- Essential plyometric exercises -- Plyometric training in a comprehensive conditioning program -- Sport-specific plyometric training programs.
This is the definitive guide for designing plyometric programmes. Plyometrics, also known as jump training, are a group of exercises based on the principle of having muscles exert maximum force in as short a time as possible, with the intention of increasing both strength and power. Plyometric training has become an important element in most sport conditioning programmes over the past two decades. But many athletes are still doing it wrong and getting injured or getting far less than they should from their training. Plyometrics presents only the best science-based and tested exercises and programmes to ensure optimal power with minimal risk of injury. This comprehensive guide also includes sport-specific power training regimes for basketball, soccer, football, rugby and volleyball, and shows how to integrate those plans into a total athlete development programme.

Cutting and self-harm

November 24, 2015
Simpson, Chris, 1969-
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]
xii, 193 pages ; 25 cm
Cutting and self-harm : definitions, history, and basic characteristics -- Factors contributing to self-injury -- Self-injury and other conditions -- Responding to self-injury -- Treatment and prevention of self-injury -- Self-injury in school settings -- Self-injury and relationships -- Self-injury and group counseling -- Psychopharmacological treatment of self-injury
"What is self-harm and what causes it? Learn the terms and concepts related to this type of behavior"-- Provided by publisher.

The smart girl's guide to privacy : practical tips for staying safe online

November 24, 2015
Blue, Violet.
San Francisco, CA : No Starch Press, [2015]
xi, 164 pages ; 23 cm
Get smart -- But it's just my phone number -- You got hacked -- Female trouble -- Identity theft -- How to share -- People search websites -- Dating and sexytime -- Ninja tricks -- I hate passwords.
"Discusses how to protect personal information from online privacy violations. Covers how to set and store secure passwords, monitor online visibility, safely use social media and apps, and create online profiles. Contains emergency instructions for those who have been hacked or had their identity, phone, or laptop stolen"-- Provided by publisher.

Strong : nine workout programs for women to burn fat, boost metabolism, and build strength for life

November 20, 2015
Schuler, Lou.
New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2015]
xviii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Forget the elliptical machine and the candy-colored Barbie weights. Female athletes are hungry for real fitness. They want to be Strong. By now, it's common knowledge that women can and should train the way men do. Today's women want to be strong, with lean and athletic physiques. Fitness author Lou Schuler and renowned strength coach Alwyn Cosgrove present a comprehensive strength and conditioning plan to help women burn fat and build muscle by getting them off the machines and revolutionizing how they work out."-- Provided by publisher.

The happy vegan : a guide to living a long, healthy, and successful life

November 19, 2015
Simmons, Russell. author.
230 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm

Curvology : the origins and power of female body shape

November 19, 2015
Bainbridge, David, author.
New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2015.
227 pages ; 24 cm
An Introduction to Our Obsession -- Part I The Body -- 1. Where women's bodies came from -- 2. Where women's bodes come from -- 3. The power of curves -- Part II The Mind -- 4. What men want and why it doesn't matter -- 5. Trapped in a vessel of flesh -- 6. Comfort and discomfort eating -- 7. A malaise of shapes -- Part III The World -- 8. Following the fashion -- 9. Covering up and tucking in -- 10. Why women care and why it's complicated -- Acknowledgments -- Selected Bibliography -- Index.
"Anatomy professor David Bainbridge applies the science of evolutionary biology and psychology to look at women's bodies in our ancestral past, our self-image-obsessed present, and our surgically enhanced future,"

Why therapy works : using our minds to change our brains

November 19, 2015
Cozolino, Louis J., author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
xiv, 271 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes index.

How to live well with chronic pain and illness : a mindful guide

November 17, 2015
Bernhard, Toni.
xiii, 337 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction: Making Peace with a Life Upside Down -- I. Skills to Help with Each Day -- II. Mindfulness: Potent Medicine for Easing the Symptoms of Chronic Illness -- III. Responding Wisely to Troubling Thoughts and Emotions -- IV. Special Challenges -- V. Isolation and Loneliness -- VI. Enjoy the Life You Have -- VII. For Family, Friends, Caregivers -- VIII. Last but Not Least -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author.
"Comfort, understanding, and advice for those who are suffering--and those who care for them,"--

The complete tai chi tutor : a structured course to achieve professional expertise

November 17, 2015
Docherty, Dan, author.
London Gaia, a division of Octopus Publishing, 2015.
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Dan Docherty's The Complete Tai Chi Tutor leads you on a spiritual journey towards understanding the key principles and history of the art of Tai Chi. It investigates what is known and unknown concerning the origins and history of Tai Chi, from the ancient texts of Chinese civilization to the 21st century, and explores some key questions on the way. Docherty considers the practicalities of teaching, reviewing the fundamentals and benefits of practice, and demonstrates some highly efficacious but little-known drills, as well as fundamental practice and key Long Form techniques.

All the things we never knew

November 17, 2015
Hamilton, Sheila (Journalist), author.
Berkeley, California : Seal Press, [2015]
xi, 291 pages ; 24 cm
"Even as a reporter, Sheila Hamilton missed the signs as her husband David's mental illness unfolded before her. By the time she had pieced together the puzzle, it was too late. Her once brilliant, intense, and passionate partner was dead within six weeks of a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, leaving his nine-year-old daughter and wife without so much as a note to explain his actions, a plan to help them recover from their profound grief, or a solution for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt that they would inherit from him. All the Things We Never Knew takes readers from David and Sheila's romance through the last three months of their life together and into the year after his death. It details their unsettling descent from ordinary life into the world of mental illness, and examines the fragile line between reality and madness. Now, a decade after David's death, Sheila and her daughter, Sophie, have learned the power of choosing life over retreat; let themselves love and trust again; and understand the importance of forgiveness. Their story will resonate with all those who have loved "-- Provided by publisher.

Mudras for modern life : boost your health, enhance your yoga and deepen your meditation

November 17, 2015
Saradananda, Swami.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Transform your life through the power of mudras subtle but highly effective hand gestures that boost health and wellbeing. With easy-to-follow instructions, inspiring artworks and informative photographs throughout, this is the definitive illustrated guide to mudras, ideal for experienced yogis and newcomers alike. Increase your inner strength and vitality, relieve stress, anxiety and fatigue, cultivate joy, peace and creativity, enhance concentration and clarity, and much more! Discover the meditations, visualizations, breathing exercises (pranayama), mantras and yoga poses (asana) that enhance the power of the mudras. Benefit from a range of specially designed mudra routines for specific health issues, from stress and insomnia to arthritis and headaches."

Living life to the fullest with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome : a guide for a person living with EDS to achieve a better quality of life

November 17, 2015
Muldowney, Kevin.
Denver, Colorado : Outskirts Press, [2015]
378 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
"This book was written to teach people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) how to systematically progress through an exercise program to allow their muscles to support many joint subluxations commonly associated with this genetic disorder. This will allow people living wih EDS to have less pain throughout their body."--Back cover.

Super genes : unlock the astonishing power of your DNA for optimum health and well-being

November 16, 2015
Chopra, Deepak, author.
x, 325 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
The science of transformation. How to change your future : the arrival of epigenetics ; Making better memories ; From adaptation to transformation ; A new power player : the microbiome -- Lifestyle choices for radical well-being. Diet : getting rid of inflammation ; Stress : an enemy in hiding ; Exercise : turning good intentions into action ; Meditation : the centerpiece of your well-being? ; Sleep : still a mystery, but totally necessary ; Emotions : how to find deeper fulfillment -- Guiding your own evolution. The wisdom of the body ; Making evolution mindful -- The real you -- Appendixes. Genetic clues for complex diseases ; The great paradox of DNA ; Epigenetics and cancer.
"The authors of the New York Times bestseller Super Brain present a bold new understanding of our genes and how simple changes in lifestyle can boost genetic activity. The leap into "radical well-being" is a promise waiting to be fulfilled"-- Provided by publisher.

Fast after 50 : how to race strong for the rest of your life

November 13, 2015
Friel, Joe.
Boulder, CO : VeloPress, [2015]
328 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The aging myth -- The ageless athlete -- Over the hill -- The high-performance senior athlete -- Training basics -- Advanced training -- Rest and recovery -- Body fat.
Fast After 50 is for every endurance athlete who wants to stay fast for years to come. For runners, cyclists, triathletes, swimmers, and cross-country skiers, getting older doesn't have to mean getting slower. Drawing from the most current research on aging and sports performance, Joe Friel-America's leading endurance sports coach-shows how athletes can race strong and stay healthy well past age 50. In his groundbreaking book Fast After 50, Friel offers a smart approach for athletes to ward off the effects of age. Friel shows athletes how to extend their racing careers for decades-and race to win. Fast After 50 presents guidelines for high-intensity workouts, focused strength training, recovery, crosstraining, and nutrition for high performance.

Imagine living without type 2 diabetes : discover a natural alternative to pharmaceuticals

November 13, 2015
Hockings, J. Murray, author.
95 pages ; 23 cm
What is diabetes really? -- Why you're not getting better -- Why diabetics develop other conditions -- The four organs that control blood sugar -- Is type 2 diabetes reversible? -- What is your health worth? -- Are you ready, really ready?
At last -- a simple, step-by-step guide to doing what many doctors thought impossible: reversing Type 2 Diabetes! The epidemic of obesity and bad eating habits in America has spawned an even worse condition: Type 2 Diabetes. This devastating condition affects 26 million and threatens 79 million Americans who have pre-diabetic symptoms and conditions. For years, a Type 2 diagnosis by a doctor meant fighting a losing battle to live free of the condition. But the doctors were wrong! The Three most Common Lies about Type 2 Diabetes 1. Diabetes can't be reversed. 2. Medications are the only thing available to "manage" your diabetes. 3. It's a waste of your time and money to attempt to reverse diabetes with natural therapy. But as this book demonstrates, it is possible to reverse Type 2 Diabetes. Get an early grip on turning back this nearly invisible life-threatening illness. "Many pre-diabetics and Type 2 Diabetics don't realize they have diabetes until they go for a full physical examination with their doctor. The reason for this is simple: there are many symptoms that seem unrelated, but which are inter-related to the illness. The sooner you are diagnosed with diabetes, the better your chance is to avoid serious complications. Without early identification and treatment, you may be more at risk for developing cardiovascular disease, hypoglycemia, kidney failure, retinal damage, ketoacidosis, blindness, erectile dysfunction, gangrene, nerve damage, and even amputation of the feet. That being said, there are many symptoms that may point to diabetes. By taking the time to explore this list of symptoms, you might be able to pre-screen yourself for diabetes."--Publisher's description.

p53 : the gene that cracked the cancer code

November 13, 2015
Armstrong, Sue, 1952- author.
287 pages ; 23 cm
Flesh of our own flesh -- The enemy within -- Discovery -- Unseeable biology -- Cloning the gene -- A case of mistaken identity -- A new angle on cancer -- p53 reveals its true colours -- Master switch -- 'Guardian of the genome' -- Of autumn leaves and cell death -- Of mice and men -- The guardian's gatekeeper -- The smoking gun -- Following the fingerprints -- Cancer in the family? -- The Tropeiro connection? -- Jekyll and Hyde -- Cancer and ageing : a balancing act? -- The treatment revolution.
All of us have lurking in our DNA a most remarkable gene, which has a crucial job - it protects us from cancer. Known simply as p53, this gene constantly scans our cells to ensure that they grow and divide without mishap, as part of the routine maintenance of our bodies. If a cell makes a mistake in copying its DNA during the process of division, p53 stops it in its tracks, summoning a repair team before allowing the cell to carry on dividing. If the mistake is irreparable and the rogue cell threatens to grow out of control, p53 commands the cell to commit suicide. Cancer cannot develop unless p53 itself is damaged or prevented from functioning normally. Perhaps unsurprisingly, p53 is the most studied single gene in history.This book tells the story of medical science's mission to unravel the mysteries of this crucial gene, and to get to the heart of what happens in our cells when they turn cancerous. Through the personal accounts of key researchers, p53: The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code reveals the fascination of the quest for scientific understanding, as well as the huge excitement of the chase for new cures - the hype, the enthusiasm, the lost opportunities, the blind alleys, and the thrilling breakthroughs. And as the long-anticipated revolution in cancer treatment tailored to each individual patient's symptoms begins to take off at last, p53 remains at the cutting edge.This timely tale of scientific discovery highlights the tremendous recent advances made in our understanding of cancer, a disease that affects more than one in three of us at some point in our lives.--Publisher information.

Crystal power, crystal healing

November 13, 2015
Gienger, Michael, -2014, author.
London : Cassell Illustrated, 2015
448 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Translation of: Steinheilkunde.

Sex : an uncensored introduction

November 10, 2015
Hasler, Nikol, 1979-
San Francisco, CA : Zest Books, [2015]
191 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Your body -- Sexual idenification -- Masturbation -- The first time -- Foreplay -- Oral, vaginal, and anal sex -- Protecting yourself -- Birth control -- Dating and relationships -- Kinks, fantasies, and fetishes -- Communicating about sex -- Sex and the Internet.
Sex: An Uncensored Introduction provides honest, in-depth information about sex, sexual orientation, masturbation, foreplay, birth control options, and protection against disease. This revised and updated edition includes updated information about everything from STIs to new sex-related legislation as well as brand new sections on sexting, online dating and safety, and sex-related bullying of all kinds. The hilariously straightforward contents of the book will be augmented by a new foreword written by a trusted sexpert to lend added expertise to this new edition.

Situation momedy : a first-time mom's guide to laughing your way through pregnancy and year one

November 9, 2015
Von Oy, Jenna, 1977- author.
Aurora, IL : Medallion Press, Inc., 2015.
463 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Houston, We Have a Pregnancy! -- Wacky Pregnancy Ailments -- This Is Your Brain on Baby -- I Dream of Diaper Genies -- Everyone Needs a Pregame "Prep" Talk -- Father Knows Best, but First He Needs to Be Schooled! -- Anatomy of a Hospital Experience -- Bungling Your Way Back to the Bungalow -- Welcome to the Doghouse -- Driving around the Mommy Learning Curve -- The "Breastaurant" Is Open for Business -- Survival of the Fittest: Losing Your Pregnancy Weight without Losing Your Sanity -- Shot through the Heart and Germs Are to Blame Bringing Sexy Back -- Whining and Dining: Adventures with Separation Anxiety and Teething -- Cruisin' for a Bruisin'--And Other Mobility Melodrama -- Chatting, Chowing Down, and Chasing Mr. Sandman -- Supermom Has Left the Building -- All's Fair in Love and Mommy Wars -- Mommy Me-Time: The Management, the Myth, the Legend -- Sisterhood of the Traveling Motherhood -- All You Need Is Love.
"While preparing to give birth to her first daughter, actress Jenna Von Oy, well-known for her roles as Six on Blossom and Stevie on The Parkers, discovered that the market was filled with clinical guides to pregnancy and beyond. Though they had their merits, she craved a best friend's guide. one that didn't sugarcoat reality but still offered relatable and heartfelt reassurance. Thus, Situation Momedy: A First-Time Mom's Guide to Laughing Your Way through Pregnancy & Year One was born. Jenna brings readers a lighthearted and comedic look at pregnancy and the first year of motherhood, highlighting major mommy milestones with chapters like "Houston, We Have a Pregnancy," "This Is Your Brain on Baby," "Bringing Sexy Back," and "All's Fair in Love and Mommy Wars." "-- Provided by publisher.

Change your brain, change your life : the breakthrough program for conquering anxiety, depression, obsessiveness, lack of focus, anger, and memory problems

November 9, 2015
Amen, Daniel G., author.
New York : Harmony Books, [2015]
xvi, 463 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"In this completely revised and updated edition of the breakthrough bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. Renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen includes cutting-edge reseach and the latest surprising, effective "brain prescriptions" that can help heal your brain and change your life: To quell anxiety and panic: Use simple breathing techniques to immediately calm inner turmoil To fight depression: Learn how to kill ANTs (automatic negative thoughts) To curb anger: Follow the Amen anti-anger diet and learn the nutrients that calm rage To conquer impulsiveness and learn to focus: Develop total focus with the One-Page Miracle To stop obsessive worrying: Follow the "get unstuck" writing exercise and learn other problem-solving exercises"-- Provided by publisher.

Current procedural terminology.

November 6, 2015
Chicago, IL : American Medical Association,
v. ; 28 cm.

The death of cancer : after fifty years on the front lines of medicine, a pioneering oncologist reveals why the war on cancer is winnable--and how we can get there

November 6, 2015
DeVita, Vincent T., Jr., 1935- author.
New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"A personal history of the war on cancer, told by the pioneering oncologist who developed the first successful chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma"-- Provided by publisher.

Conquer chronic pain : an innovative mind-body approach

November 6, 2015
Przekop, Peter, 1954-
Center City, Minnesota : Hazelden, 2015.
235 pages ; 23 cm
"The incidence of chronic pain has taken on epidemic proportions. The common response of traditional medicine has been to prescribe opioid painkillers, which can lead to overdose and addiction. Over the past ten years, Dr. Peter Przekop has developed a revolutionary alternative program to manage pain that goes well beyond the short-term relief of prescription painkillers. Przekop discovered that pain can become chronic, not just because of the trauma that caused it, but because the brain becomes programmed to recreate the experience of pain as a coping mechanism. Retrain Your Brain to Conquer Chronic Pain will help you return to pain-free functioning. Gain the same insights Dr. Przekop has brought to hundreds of chronic pain sufferers by learning how the brain can be reprogrammed to alleviate pain. You'll also learn how chronic stress, adversity, and negative emotions influence how we experience and interpret pain and what to do to reverse the pattern. Dr. Przekop provides a daily routine of exercises that have proven effective in managing chronic pain, often completely relieving it and the deep despair it can cause. Following his program brings the mind and body into harmony so that the psychological function that chronic pain previously served is no longer necessary. "-- Provided by publisher.


November 6, 2015
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press/ Gale Cengage Learning, [2015]
117 pages ; 23 cm.
Vaccination programs have reduced the incidence of many diseases / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- Opposition to vaccines has existed as long as vaccination itself / The History of Vaccines, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia -- The benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks / The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center -- Evidence does not show that benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks / Neil Z. Miller -- Evidence shows vaccines unrelated to autism / Immunization Action Coalition -- The anti-vaccine movement endangers the disabled / David M. Perry -- Parents who don't vaccinate children make us sick / Amity Shlaes -- The anti-vaccine movement is given false equivalence by the media / Katrina vanden Heuvel -- State vaccination requirements usually allow exemptions / Ben Kleifgen and Justin Silpe -- People should not be allowed to refuse vaccination / Ronald Bailey -- Should you get the HPV vaccine? / Jake Blumgart -- HPV vaccine should require parental consent / Wesley J. Smith -- An HIV vaccine is crucial to attaining an AIDS-free generation / Anthony S. Fauci -- A new HIV vaccine shows promise, but it won't be a silver bullet / Mark Joseph Stern.

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