New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

April 23, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Never too late to go vegan : the over-50 guide to adopting and thriving on a plant-based diet

April 22, 2014
Adams, Carol J.
New York : Experiment, [2014]
xvi, 351 pages ; 22 cm
It really is never too late to go vegan. Why now? Positive aging the vegan way ; How to go vegan: your next major life decision ; Why vegan? Veganism is a simple and effective response to a series of complex contemporary issues -- Nutrition for the 50+ body. Why and how we age ; A healthy diet for 50+ vegans ; Vegan diets for lifelong health -- Eats well with others. Relationship dynamics: family and friends and veganism ; Vegan in the world ; Veganism and caregiving -- Let's eat! How to veganize ; Recipes for everyday and festive eating.
Offers information to the over fifty crowd on how to switch to a vegan lifestyle, including citing the nutritional needs that change with aging, how to veganize favorite recipes, and how to discuss going vegan with friends and family.

Eat like a woman (...and never diet again) : a 3-week, 3-step program to finally drop the pounds and feel better than ever

April 22, 2014
Jonekos, Staness.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin, [2014]
xv, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Based on the latest science showing that men and women lose weight differently, this 3-step diet [aims to show] women how to drop the pounds, look younger, and feel better than ever"-- Provided by publisher.

An early start for your child with autism : using everyday activities to help kids connect, communicate, and learn

April 22, 2014
Rogers, Sally J.
New York : Guilford Press, c2012.
x, 342 p. ; 26 cm.
Setting up your child's early intervention program -- Taking care of yourself and your family -- How your early efforts can help your child engage with others and boost your child's learning -- Step into the spotlight: capturing your child's attention -- Find the smile!: having fun with sensory social routines -- It takes two to tango: building back-and-forth interactions -- Talking bodies: the importance of nonverbal communication -- "Do what I do!": helping your child learn by imitating -- Let's get technical: how children learn -- The joint attention triangle: sharing interests with others -- It's playtime! -- Let's pretend! -- Moving into speech -- Putting it all together.
Cutting-edge research reveals that parents can play a huge role in helping toddlers and preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) connect with others and live up to their potential. This encouraging guide from the developers of a groundbreaking early intervention program provides doable, practical strategies you can use every day. Nearly all young kids--including those with ASD--have an amazing capacity to learn. Drs. Sally Rogers, Geraldine Dawson, and Laurie Vismara make it surprisingly simple to turn daily routines like breakfast or bath time into fun and rewarding learning experiences that target crucial developmental skills. Vivid examples illustrate proven techniques for promoting play, language, and engagement. Get an early start and give your child the tools to explore and enjoy the world.

Medical testing

April 22, 2014
Farmington Hills, Mich : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Clinical trials of new medical treatments need to be conducted globally / Trudie Lang and Sisira Siribaddana -- Clinical trials are conducted overseas without adequate oversight / Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele -- Volunteers are critical to advancing medicine through clinical trials / National Institutes of Health -- Paying human research subjects raises ethical concerns / Carl Elliott -- Rodents are overused as subjects in medical research / Daniel Engber -- Current federal oversight of human medical testing is inadequate / Jeanne Lenzer and Shannon Brownlee -- Current federal oversight of human medical testing could use refinement / Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues -- Clinical research: time for sensible global guidelines / Trudie Lang, Phaik Yeong Cheah, and Nicholas J. White -- Medical testing on animals is cruel and unnecessary / People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) -- Medical research involving animals is humane and necessary / Americans for Medical Progress -- Evidence fails to support routine mammograms starting at age forty / John Crewdson -- Women should receive screening mammograms starting at age forty / National Cancer Institute -- Why the PSA test is DOA / T.E. Holt -- Researchers: PSA test saves lives, government guidelines are wrong / Nick Tate -- Medical boards are recommending that doctors cut back on medical tests / H. Gilbert Welch -- Recommendations to cut back on medical tests are unfair / Hal Scherz -- Genetic testing for incurable diseases poses risks to consumers and families / Gregory Pence -- Consumers do not need to be protected from genetic information / Ronald Bailey -- Direct-to-consumer genetic tests and the right to know / Ronnie Sandroff -- One step closer to designer babies: new noninvasive prenatal genetic testing could change human pregnancy forever / Marcy Darnovsky -- Prenatal genetic testing has broad support, even with increased abortion / William Saletan -- Testing ourselves: researchers simplify prenatal genetic scans / Charles A. Donovan.
"Medical Testing: Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"-- Provided by publisher.

Been there, done that--try this! : an Aspie mentors' guide to life on earth

April 18, 2014
London Philadelphia Jessica Kingsley Publishers, [2014].
335 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Preface -- The 17 stressors -- Overcoming anxiety -- Overcoming poor self-esteem -- Accepting and working with change -- Living with meltdowns -- Overcoming depression -- Living with sensory issues -- Making and keeping friends -- Living with personal management issues -- Understanding and succeeding with intimacy, dating, sex and marriage -- Understanding and expressing emotions -- "Faking it" -- Getting and keeping a job -- Disclosing a diagnosis -- Bullying -- Choosing a career -- Improving empathetic attunement -- Should I be tested for Asperger's/HFA? -- About the Aspie mentors -- Meet the Aspie mentors -- Contributing artists -- Appendix : the survey questionnaire -- Links and resources.

The sober truth : debunking the bad science behind 12-step programs and the rehab industry

April 17, 2014
Dodes, Lance M.
Boston : Beacon Press, [2014]
ix, 179 pages ; 24 cm
The problem -- The rise of AA -- Does AA work? -- The business of rehab and the broken promise of "AA-plus" -- So, what does work to treat addiction? -- What the addicts say -- Why does AA work when it does? -- The myths of addiction -- The failure of addiction research, and designing the perfect study.

Eating dangerously : why the government can't keep your food safe... and how you can

April 17, 2014
Booth, Michael, 1965-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
x, 186 pages ; 24 cm
Pt. I. Should we be afraid of our food? -- Sick : It's what's for dinner -- Too many cooks, not enough test tubes -- Tracing to safety : The real-life "CSI" behind food outbreaks -- The whole world in your kitchen -- Dirty dishes : What happens to the perpetrators? -- Pt. II. How to feed your family safely and sanely -- Handle with care (and bleach) -- Killer spouts and slimy spinach : The most dangerous foods may surprise you -- Dances with DNA, and reconsidering radiation -- So now you're sick -- Eating healthy and eating safe : No, they aren't the same thing.
This two-part guide to our food system's problems and how consumers can help protect themselves is written by two seasoned journalists who helped break the story of the 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people.

Keeping your kids out of the emergency room : a guide to childhood injuries and illnesses

April 17, 2014
Johnson, Christopher M.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2014]
vii, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
To go or not to go : the parents' dilemma -- What should you do? -- Fever -- Coughs, sneezes, sore throats, and ear aches -- Breathing troubles -- Digestive and abdominal problems -- Bumps and conks on the head -- Sprains, dislocations, and broken bones -- Cuts, lacerations, and other skin injuries -- Rashes -- Overdoses, poisonings, and bites -- Headaches, convulsions, and altered mental states -- Allergic reactions -- Other miscellaneous conditions -- A parents' guide to how emergency departments work.

The psychopath whisperer : the science of those without conscience

April 17, 2014
Kiehl, Kent A.
New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]
294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Maximum security -- Suffering souls -- The assassins -- The psychopath electrified -- The psychopath magnetized -- Bad beginnings -- Ivy league lessons -- Teenage "psychopaths" -- Mobile imaging -- The decompression chamber -- A serial killer unmasked.
"In the bestselling tradition of The Psychopath Test and The Sociopath Next Door, a compelling journey into the science and behavior of psychopaths in our lives, written by the leading scientist in the field of criminal psychopathy. Kent A. Kiehl, who created the Mind Mobil MRI System to study psychopaths in prison populations, has collected the world's largest repository of forensic neuroscience, with scans of more than five hundred psychopaths and three thousand criminal offenders at eight facilities in several states. Kiehl's research has shown that the brains of psychopaths are structurally different from normal brains, offering new clues to how to predict and treat the disease"-- Provided by publisher.

Winter blues : everything you need to know to beat seasonal affective disorder

April 17, 2014
Rosenthal, Norman E.
New York : Guilford Press, c2013.
ix, 353 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Discovering SAD -- All about SAD -- How seasonal are you? -- What causes SAD? -- SAD in children and adolescents -- "Summer SAD" and other afflictions -- Light therapy -- Beyond light therapy : other ways to help yourself -- Psychotherapy and SAD -- Antidepressant medications -- Meditation for SAD -- A step-by-step guide through the revolving year -- "How can I help?" : advice for family and friends -- A brief history of seasonal time -- Polar tales -- Creating with the seasons -- Winter light : life beyond SAD.
"Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal's engaging, compassionate style and rich store of scientific wisdom have made this trusted guide a perennial bestseller. Dr. Rosenthal explains step by step how to evaluate your own level of seasonality, get the most out of light boxes and other effective self-help options, and make informed decisions about antidepressants and psychotherapy. The thoroughly updated fourth edition features a new chapter on different meditation practices and their benefits. Packed with information and insights, this is a tried-and-true survival kit for weathering the winter blues"-- Provided by publisher.

Taking charge of ADHD : the complete, authoritative guide for parents

April 17, 2014
Barkley, Russell A., 1949-
xvi, 363 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Pt. 1. Understanding ADHD. What is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder? -- "What's really wrong with my child?" : poor self-control -- What causes ADHD? -- What to expect : the nature of the disorder -- The family context of a child with ADHD -- Pt. 2. Taking charge : how to be a successful executive parent. Deciding to have your child evaluated for ADHD -- Preparing for the evaluation -- Coping with the diagnosis of ADHD -- Fourteen guiding principles for raising a child with ADHD -- Just for parents : how to take care of yourself -- Pt. 3. Managing life with ADHD : how to cope at home and at school. Eight steps to better behavior -- Taking charge at home : the art of problem solving -- How to help your child with peer problems -- Getting through adolescence / with Arthur L. Robin, PhD -- Off to school on the right foot : managing your child's education / with Linda J. Pfiffner, PhD -- Enhancing education at school and at home : methods for success from kindergarten through grade 12 / with Linda J. Pfiffner, PhD -- Keeping school performance in perspective -- Pt. 4. Medications for ADHD. The approved effective medicines : stimulants and nonstimulants -- Other medicines : antidepressants and antihypertensives.
Provides a step-by-step plan for ADHD diagnosis and treatment, behavior management, strategies for helping children succeed at school and in social situations, and information on advances in research.

Overcoming binge eating : the proven program to learn why you binge and how you can stop

April 17, 2014
Fairburn, Christopher G.
New York : The Guilford Press, [2013]
x, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction: This Book and How to Use It -- Part I. Binge Eating Problems: The Facts -- Binge Eating -- Eating Problems and Eating Disorders -- Who Binges? -- Psychological and Social Aspects -- Physical Aspects -- What Causes Binge Eating Problems? -- Binge Eating and Addiction -- The Treatment of Binge Eating Problems -- Part II. An Enhanced Self-Help Program for Those Who Binge -- Getting Ready -- Starting Well -- Regular Eating -- Alternatives to Binge Eating -- Problem Solving -- Taking Stock -- Dieting -- Body Image -- Ending Well -- Appendix I. Obtaining Professional Help for an Eating Problem -- Appendix II. Calculating Your Body Mass Index -- Appendix III. If You Are Also Overweight -- Appendix IV. Tackling "Other Problems" -- Appendix V. A Note for Relatives and Friends -- Appendix VI. A Note for Therapists.
"This book has already offered tremendous help to more than 100,000 readers struggling with out-of-control eating. Christopher G. Fairburn presents a scientifically based blueprint for breaking free of unhealthy eating patterns and finding new ways to deal with the emotional triggers that lead to binges. Packed with step-by-step instructions and straight-talking advice (for example, strict dieting does more harm than good), the book cuts through the stigma and shame surrounding binge eating. The fully updated second edition incorporates important advances in eating disorders treatment. It features a new module on body image issues and enhanced strategies for achieving--and maintaining--a transformed relationship with food"-- Provided by publisher.

Seriously not all right : five wars in ten years

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

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

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

Radical remission : surviving cancer against all odds

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

The human brain book

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pregnancy : the beginner's guide

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

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

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

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

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

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