These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
March 23, 2017
Copeland, Misty, author.
xii, 226 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Part 1. Mind ; Your body is perfect for you ; Get inspired ; Balance: finding inner peace -- Part 2. Motion. It's not a workout--it's a way of life ; Ballerina moves ; Take center stage -- Part 3. Meals. The magic of fat ; Eating for energy ; Meal choreography ; Ballerina body recipes -- Part 4. Mentors. Master class.
"The celebrated ballerina shares the secrets of how to reshape your body and achieve a lean, strong physique and glowing health, "--Amazon.com.
March 22, 2017
Daniluk, Julie, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2017.
v, 341 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Part 1: The science of detox. Creating fire: the benefits of the hot detox program ; Start with the gut ; Give back to your liver ; Love your lymph ; Be kind to your kidneys ; Exercise the breath with lung detoxification ; Love the Skin you're in -- Part 2: The hot detox plan. Getting started ; The hot detox -- Part 3: Fast detox meals and special-occasion treats. Liquid healing ; Meals to begin the day ; Soups and sides ; Salads, dips and dessings ; Main meals ; Special occassion treats.
"Whether you have a skin disorder, allergies, belly bloating, or irritable bowel syndrome, this tool works by taking stress off your digestive system until it is restored. It incorporates foods that heal and avoids foods that can potentially be harmful. In the past, detoxification was traditionally done in the spring and fall when temperatures were moderate and fresh greens were plentiful. However, the popularity of New Year's resolutions in January pushes many people to want to cleanse in the heart of winter. But this goes against common sense. In the winter, we need to keep our fires burning to cope with a cooler climate. When it's cold outside, a standard "cold" detox program of smoothies, juices, and raw salads does not support you, and may even cause you to feel run down, slow your metabolism, or aggravate a digestive condition. The Hot Detox Plan is a deep cleansing program that serves up a delicious, warming menu with anti-inflammatory remedies that spark digestive vitality. You can have delicious healing food in a balanced approach over the course of 3, 10, or 21 days instead of a crash diet or fast that will leave you jonesing for sugar. The Hot Detox Plan embraces the ancient wisdom of India and China, applying the time-tested intelligence of warming up the body's core. Inspired by hot yoga practices, this detox will switch up your routine and motivate you to try new exciting combinations. Whether you live in a warm or cool climate, utilizing the heat of a warming diet is the key to alleviating many common concerns such as IBS, low immunity, hormone imbalance, and chronic pain. Even for those who live in a warm climate, have a hot constitution, or suffer from an inflammatory condition such as rheumatoid arthritis, the cooling superfoods recommended in this book will balance the menu and ensure great results for everyone. The Hot Detox Plan is a soul-satisfying, 5-step detox plan that uses metabolism-boosting spices and hearty recipes to reduce bloating, heal digestion and reset your vitality"-- Provided by publisher.
March 22, 2017
Wrobel, Mary J., author.
xii, 179 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Written specifically for teenagers and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), this instructional book is to be used by parents, instructors, therapists, and individuals on the autism spectrum. The information is written concisely; however, simple how-to lists are included. This book is great to use in an instructional setting for any teenager or young adult with ASD. Teenagers and young adults with ASD typically want what everyone in their age group does. Being able to fit in, being as independent as possible, and developing relationships, including friendships, as well as loving, intimate relationships, are important to individuals with ASD. "Fitting in" involves looking and acting appropriately - typical of their age-peers - and feeling comfortable in public and social situations. Topics such as dressing for different events; feeling anxious in social situations; and public versus private behaviors are included in this book. Being independent means understanding and managing their health and personal safety, to the best of their ability. This includes important topics such as: staying healthy, anxiety, depression, feeling suicidal, social media, sexual harassment and even rape. Forming relationships, especially intimate relationships, are of special interest to teens and young adults on the autism spectrum. Several topics such as developing a variety of relationships; as well as sex and sexual relationships are covered in this book. Other topics include: finding and keeping friends, finding a boyfriend or girlfriend, how do we define sex, safe and responsible sex, deciding to have sex with a partner, and sex is a choice."--Amazon.
March 21, 2017
Otto, Mary, author.
x, 291 pages ; 22 cm
Part I. Bad teeth -- Beauty -- Suffering -- Emergencies -- The world beneath our noses -- Part II. The dental art -- The birth of American dentistry -- Separate lives -- Adventurers and auxiliaries -- The system -- Color lines -- Part III. A sentinel event -- Deamonte's world -- Riding into the epidemic -- Sons and daughters of Chapin Harris.
Teeth takes readers on a disturbing journey into America's silent epidemic of oral disease, exposing the hidden connections between tooth decay and stunted job prospects, low educational achievement, social mobility, and the troubling state of our public health.
March 20, 2017
Griffith, Stacey, author.
358 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Finding my truth -- The power of purpose -- Setting your intentions -- Defining your goals -- Creating space for change -- Love -- Eat -- Train -- Repeat.
Stacey Griffith, SoulCycle Senior Master Instructor, shows listeners how to take their health and fitness to new levels while using that same energy to boost their emotional and spiritual well-being in all aspects of life.
March 20, 2017
Black, Ashley, author.
[Franklin, Tennessee] : Post Hill Press, 
xx, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Presents exercises intended to rid the body of cellulite by manipulating fascia.
March 20, 2017
Elk Village, IL : American Academy of Pediatrics, 
xxxix, 917 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Preparación para recibir un nuevo bebé -- El parto y los primeros momentos después -- Cuidado básico del bebé -- Alimentación de su bebé -- Los primeros días de su bebé -- El primer mes -- Desde el mes hasta los 3 meses de edad -- De los 4 a los 7 meses de edad -- De los 8 a los 12 meses de edad -- Su bebé de 1 año -- Su hijo de 2 años -- Su hijo de 3 años -- Su hijo de 4 y 5 años -- Educación temprana y guarderías -- Cómo mantener seguro a su hijo -- Abdomen y tracto gastrointestinal -- Alergias -- Conducta -- Pecho y pulmones -- Afecciones y enfermedades crónicas -- Discapacidades del desarrollo -- Oídos, nariz y garganta -- Emergencias -- Salud ambiental -- Ojos -- Problemas familiares -- Fiebre -- Sistemas genital y urinario -- Cabeza, cuello y sistema nervioso -- Corazón -- Vacunas -- Medios -- Problemas musculoesqueléticos -- Piel -- El sueño de su hijo.
The most up-to-date, expert advice for mothers, fathers, and care providers from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the most respected organization on child health; this is the essential resource for all parents who want to provide the very best care for their children.
March 20, 2017
Zitter, Jessica Nutik, author.
New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 
xiv, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alone in the trenches -- The end-of-life conveyor belt -- Abandoned in a sea of options -- The illusion collusion -- Where we come from -- Who we are -- The personal toll -- Sharing the journey -- Epilogue -- Appendix one. A way forward -- Appendix two. Avoiding unnecessary suffering.
Zitter became a doctor because she wanted to be a hero. She elected to specialize in critical care, and imagined herself swooping in to rescue patients from the brink of death. But then during her first code she found herself cracking the ribs of a patient so old and frail it was unimaginable he would ever come back to life. She began to question her choice. Here she charts her journey to becoming a doctor who prioritizes the patient's values and preferences in an environment where the default choice is the extreme use of technology.
March 17, 2017
Gottfried, Sara, author.
354 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: Women, aging, and genetics -- Unlock your genes -- The gene/lifestyle conversation -- Epigenetics: turning genes on and off -- Get to the root -- Feed: week 1 -- Sleep: week 2 -- Move: week 3 -- Release: week 4 -- Expose: week 5 -- Soothe: week 6 -- Think: week 7 -- Integrate -- Recipes.
Gottfried believes that ninety-percent of the signs of aging and disease are caused by lifestyle choices, not genes. Her seven week program will empower you to make the critical choices to not just look young, but also feel young and live longer. You'll learn the five key factors that will increase your health span-- and your life span.
March 16, 2017
Fersko-Weiss, Henry, author.
xiv, 222 pages ; 24 cm
A tale of two deaths -- The end-of-life doula approach -- Death mythology -- Truth telling at end of life -- Deep active listening -- Life review and the search for meaning -- Creating legacy projects -- Planning for the final days -- Guided imagery -- Ritual -- The vigil -- Reprocessing and grief.
Caring for the Dying explores how the dying and their families can bring deep meaning and great comfort to the care given at the end of a life. Emphasis is placed on the space around the dying person and encourages the use of touch, guided imagery, and ritual during the dying process. The guidance provided can help a dying person, their family, and caregivers to transform the dying experience from one of fear and despair into one that is uplifting and even life affirming. You will see death in a new light and gain a different perspective on how to help the dying. -- Amazon.com.
March 16, 2017
Green, Louise, active 1998, author.
xi, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Finding my way to limitless -- Shattering stereotypes -- Unleashing your inner athlete -- Creating your master team -- Gear and go time -- Goals that stick -- Peace, love, and food -- Sidebar: Big fit girl recipe vault -- Peaks, valleys, and plateaus -- Sidebar: Big fit girl top-twenty playlist -- Paying it forward.
March 14, 2017
Goggins, Aidan, author.
New York, NY : North Star Way, 2017.
xiv, 255 pages ; 24 cm
The science of sirtuins -- Fighting fat -- Masters of muscle -- Well-being wonders -- Sirtfoods -- Sirtfoods around the world -- Building a diet that works -- Top twenty sirtfoods -- Phase 1: 7 pounds in seven days -- Phase 2: Maintenance -- Sirtfoods for life -- Sirtfoods for all -- Questions and answers -- Recipes.
"Harness the power of Sirtfoods to activate weight loss, reduce aches and pains, sleep better, improve mood, and cut cravings--with no exercise and no deprivation. In this groundbreaking international bestseller, nutritional medicine experts Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten reveal the science behind eating a newly discovered group of foods rich in a special nutrient called sirtuins, to activate our "skinny gene," supercharging weight loss, increasing muscle, staving off disease, and improving overall health."--Jacket.
March 10, 2017
Lee, Christine Hyung-Oak, author.
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
262 pages ; 22 cm
Christine Hyung-Oak Lee woke up with a headache on New Years Eve 2006. By that afternoon, she saw the worldquite literallyupside down. By New Years Day, she was unable to form a coherent sentence. And after hours in the ER, days in the hospital, and multiple questions and tests, she learned that she had had a stroke. For months, Lee outsourced her memories to her notebook. It is from these memories that she has constructed this frank and compelling memoir.
March 9, 2017
Winston, Sally, author.
180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Recovering from unwanted intrusive thoughts -- Varieties of intrusive thoughts -- What thoughts mean: myths and facts -- Unwanted intrusive thoughts Q and A -- How the brain creates unwanted intrusive thoughts -- Why nothing has worked -- How to handle thoughts when they happen -- Getting over unwanted thoughts for good -- What does recovery mean? -- When to seek professional help -- Appendix: A recipe for unwanted intrusive thoughts (what not to do).
If you suffer from unwanted, intrusive, frightening, or even disturbing thoughts, you might worry about what these thoughts mean about you. Thoughts can seem like messages are they trying to tell you something? But the truth is that they are just thoughts, and don t necessarily mean anything. Sane and good people have them. If you are someone who is plagued by thoughts you don't want thoughts that scare you, or thoughts you can't tell anyone about this book may change your life.In this compassionate guide, you ll discover the different kinds of disturbing thoughts, myths that surround your thoughts, and how your brain has a tendency to get stuck in a cycle of unwanted rumination. You'll also learn why common techniques to get rid of these thoughts can backfire. And finally, you'll learn powerful cognitive behavioral skills to help you cope with and move beyond your thoughts, so you can focus on living the life you want. Your thoughts will still occur, but you will be better able to cope with them without dread, guilt, or shame.If you have unwanted thoughts, you should remember that you aren't alone. In fact, there are millions of people just like you good people who have awful thoughts, gentle people with violent thoughts, and sane people with crazy thoughts. This book will show you how to move past your thoughts so you can reclaim your life!
March 9, 2017
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, 
436 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Revised edition of: Complete guide to fitness & health / Barbara Bushman, editor (Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2011).
"ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, Second Edition, merges research-based, scientific information with practical and adaptable plans that you can use. The book provides the reader with simple ways to assess themselves, and then, using insights gained, enhance their exercise programs and make optimal nutrition decisions that fit with their personal goals" -- Provided by publisher.
March 7, 2017
Schaub, Eve O., author.
xxviii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Welcome to Hell -- We begin -- The hoarder -- Problem? What problem? -- Cluttered blood -- We continue to begin -- I hate Edith Piaf -- A good problem to have -- We continue continuing -- Do you want this? -- Like father, like daughter -- What we talk about when we talk about clutter -- Strategies of stuff -- The old heave-ho -- The autobiography rug -- The weirdest things I own -- Everything must go -- It goes so fast -- Are we there yet? -- The room fairy.
The author explores the hoarding phenomenon as reflected by such cultural examples as Hoarders and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up while sharing the personal story of how she organized a single room in her house that had been overtaken by psychological clutter.
March 7, 2017
Edwards, Sue Bradford, author.
112 pages ; color illustrations ; 24 cm.
March 6, 2017
Collins, Judy, 1939- author.
xii, 254 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Introduction: The source of the trouble -- My journey: the first decade, running -- Lives of the diet gurus: Lord Byron -- My journey: the forties -- Lives of the diet gurus: Gayelord Hauser, the man who invented the celebrity diet -- My journey: into the fifties: music, music, music, and my galloping food addiction -- Lives of the diet gurus: Hippocrates, Cornaro, Brillat-Savarin, Faxian, and William the Conqueror -- Diets, hunger, starvation, and solutions -- My journey: teenage years -- Lives of the diet gurus: William Banting -- My journey: the late fifties and the sixties -- Lives of the diet gurus: Jean Nidetch and Weight Watchers -- My journey: my entrance into America's folk music revival -- Lives of the diet gurus: Donaldson, Pennington, Atkins, Stillman, Taller -- My journey: the heart of the matter -- Lives of the diet gurus: Dr. Andrew Weil -- My journey: the late sixties and the seventies -- Lives of the diet gurus: Linus Pauling, Adelle Davis, and the vitamin revolution -- My journey: almost nearing the last gasp -- Lives of the diet gurus: The Scarsdale Diet and Dr. Herman Tarnower -- My journey: life on life's terms -- Lives of the diet gurus: Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith; alcoholism and food addiction -- My journey: the solution--celebration.
"A candid memoir by folk legend Judy Collins of her lifelong struggle with compulsive overeating and the spiritual solution that saved her. Since childhood, Judy Collins has been preoccupied, haunted, seduced, and taunted by food, a problem that nearly cost her her career and her life. For decades she thought her food issues were moral issues--lack of self-will, lack of discipline--and she worked hard at controlling what she thought of as her shameful inclinations, employing measures that led to serious health complications. Today she knows she was born with an addiction to sugar and grains, flour and wheat. The discovery of a solution to her problem prompted the desire to share what she has learned, which has brought her peace of mind, a clean food plan, years of maintaining the same weight, and a glow of joy and health. Alternating between chapters on her life and those of the many diet gurus she has come to know (from Lord Byron to Atkins, Jean Nidetch of Weight Watchers, and Andrew Weil), Cravings is the story of the mountains Collins has climbed and the monsters she has encountered on the path to recovery"-- Provided by publisher.
March 6, 2017
Jamison, Kay R., author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
xix, 532 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Prologue: Old Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 19, 1845 ; "The trouble with writing poetry" -- I. Introduction: Steel and fire -- No tickets for that altitude -- The archangel loved heights -- II. Origins: The puritanical iron hand of constraint -- Sands of the unknown -- This dynamited brook -- A brackish reach -- III. Illness: The kingdom of the mad -- In flight, without a ledge -- Snow-sugared, unraveling -- Writing takes the ache away -- IV. Character: How will the heart endure? -- With all my love, Cal -- And will not scare -- V. Illness and art: Something altogether lived -- A magical orange grove in a nightmare -- Words meat-hooked from the living steer -- VI. Mortality: Come; I bell thee home -- Life blown towards evening -- Bleak-boned with survival -- He is out of bounds now -- Appendix I: Psychiatric records of Robert Lowell -- Appendix II: Mania and depression: clinical description, diagnosis and nomenclature -- Appendix III: Medical history of Robert Lowell (by Thomas Traill, FRCP).
"The best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind now gives us a groundbreaking life of one of the major American poets of the twentieth century that is at the same time a fascinating study of the relationship between manic-depressive (bipolar) illness, creative genius, and character. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, Robert Lowell (1917-1977) put his manic-depressive illness into the public domain. Now Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison brings her expertise to bear on his story, illuminating the relationship between bipolar illness and creativity, and examining how Lowell's illness and the treatment he received came to bear on his work. His New England roots, early breakdowns, marriages to three eminent writers, friendships with other poets, vivid presence as a teacher and writer refusing to give up in the face of mental illness--Jamison gives us Lowell's life through a lens that focuses our understanding of the poet's intense discipline, courage, and commitment to his art. Jamison had unprecedented access to Lowell's medical records, as well as to previously unpublished drafts and fragments of poems, and was the first biographer to speak to his daughter. With this new material and a psychologist's deep insight, Jamison delivers a bold, sympathetic account of a poet who was--both despite and because of mental illness--a passionate, original observer of the human condition"-- Provided by publisher.
March 2, 2017
Andrus, Aubre, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Switch Press, an imprint of Capstone Press, 
159 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Hands and feet -- Body -- Face -- Hair -- Treat yourself.
"The award-winning lifestyle editor of American Girl magazine shares recipes for organic beauty and health products, demonstrating how to use natural ingredients, from sea salt to beeswax, to make scrubs, lotions, toothpaste and more" --Publisher
March 1, 2017
Horowitz, Richard I., author.
x, 470 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I. Testing and treating Lyme disease -- Identifying Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses -- A comprehensive diagnosis: the Horowitz sixteen-point differential diagnostic map -- Lyme disease specifics and treatment options -- "Persisters" and pulsing for treating resistant Lyme disease -- Part II. Lyme and MSIDS -- Ticks can carry more than Lyme: associated bacterial infections -- Lyme and other co-infections: parasitic, viral, and fungal infections -- Lyme and immune dysfunction -- Lyme and inflammation -- Lyme and environmental toxins -- Lyme, functional medicine and nutritional therapies -- Lyme and mitochondrial dysfunction -- Lyme and hormones -- Lyme and the brain -- Lyme and sleep disorders -- Lyme and autonomic nervous system dysfunction/POTS -- Lyme and allergies -- Lyme and gastrointestinal health -- Lyme and liver dysfunction -- Lyme and pain -- Lyme and exercise -- Meditation and the MSIDS model -- Appendix A. Medications, dosages, and common side effects -- Appendix B. Glossary of pharmaceutical names -- Appendix C. Journal names and abbreviations.
"From Dr. Richard I. Horowitz, one of the country's foremost doctors, comes a ground-breaking book about diagnosing, treating and healing Lyme, and peeling away the layers that lead to chronic disease. Are you sick, but can't find any answers why? Do you have a seemingly unconnected collection of symptoms that leave doctors guessing? Or have you been diagnosed, but found that none of the treatments seems to make a difference? You may have Lyme disease and not even know it. Known as "the great imitator," Lyme disease and its associated co-infections can mimic the symptoms of and often be misdiagnosed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and even depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and psychosis. In his landmark book, Why Can't I Get Better?: Solving the Mystery of Lyme & Chronic Disease, renowned internist and leading world expert Dr. Horowitz introduced his revolutionary plan for treating Lyme disease, and chronic diseases in general. Now, in this new handbook How Can I Get Better?, Dr. Horowitz updates his research and offers a direct, actionable step-by-step plan for implementing his 16 MSIDS Diagnostic Map"-- Provided by publisher.
March 1, 2017
Searls, Damion, author.
New York : Crown, 
x, 405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Introduction: tea leaves -- All becomes movement and life -- Klex -- I want to read people -- Extraordinary discoveries and warring worlds -- A path of one's own -- Little inkblots full of shapes -- Hermann Rorschach feels his brain being sliced apart -- The darkest and most elaborate delusions -- Pebbles in a riverbed -- A very simple experiment -- It provokes interest and head-shaking everywhere -- The psychology he sees is his psychology -- Right on the threshold to a better future -- The inkblots come to America -- Fascinating, stunning, creative, dominant -- The queen of tests -- Iconic as a stethoscope -- The Nazi Rorschachs -- A crisis of images -- The system -- Different people see different things -- Beyond true or false -- Looking ahead -- The Rorschach test is not a Rorschach test -- Appendix: The Rorschach family -- Hermann Rorschach's character by Olga Rorschach-Shtempelin.
"In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human mind: a set of ten carefully designed inkblots. For years, he had grappled with the theories of Freud and Jung while also absorbing the aesthetic movements of the day, from Futurism to Dadaism. A visual artist himself, Rorschach had come to believe that who we are is less a matter of what we say, as Freud thought, than what we see...In this first-ever biography of Rorschach, Damion Searls draws on unpublished letters and diaries and a cache of previously unknown interviews with Rorschach's family, friends, and colleagues to tell the unlikely story of the test's creation, its controversial reinvention, and its remarkable endurance--and what it all reveals about the power of perception."-- From dust jacket.
February 28, 2017
Kirkpatrick, Kristin, author.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Life Long, 2017.
x, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword / Michael F. Roizen, MD -- Introduction: A healthy liver promotes a healthy life -- Part 1. Say hello to your liver -- Your body's hard-working, multitasking organ -- The latest silent killers: NAFLD and NASH -- Eat, drink, and be healthier -- Everyday toxins and other surprising dangers from modern life -- Part 2. Showing your liver a little love -- Liver love: basic steps and strategies -- Move it: the protective role of exercise -- Liver-friendly eating strategies -- Reclaiming the kitchen (and your eating habits) -- Part 3. Creating a healthy future for your liver -- The love-your-liver eating plan -- The skinny liver diet -- Putting the pieces together -- Other treatments.
Looks at the silent health crisis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, whose symptoms often don't manifest themselves until the liver is seriously compromised, and how to prevent or reverse it through a combination of healthy eating and exercise.
February 24, 2017
Wright, Jennifer Ashley, 1986- author.
xii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Elect sane, calm leaders : Antonine plague -- Frogs don't save lives, reading history books does : bubonic plague -- Try being nice instead of burning people as witches : dancing plague -- Spread the word that vaccines are the best : smallpox -- STD shaming leads to STD spreading : syphilis -- Never glamorize ill health : tuberculosis -- If you want to demonstrate conventional wisdom is wrong, be ready to prove your theory thoroughly : cholera -- Know that one good person can make a difference, and that you can be that person : leprosy -- If you are diseased, don't deliberately infect other people : typhoid -- Censorship kills : Spanish flu -- Keep track of medical advances, because they are happening faster than ever : encephalitis lethargica -- Don't listen to fast-talking charlatans with few medical credentials : lobotomies -- Understand that when communities, leaders, and scientists work together, we can save the world : polio -- Learn from the past : epilogue.
"A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues--from the Antonine Plague to leprosy to polio--and a celebration of the heroes who fought them. In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon 34 more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month more than 400 people had died from the mysterious dancing plague. In late-seventeenth-century England an eccentric gentleman founded the No Nose Club in his gracious townhome--a social club for those who had lost their noses, and other body parts, to the plague of syphilis, for which there was then no cure. And in turn-of-the-twentieth-century New York, an Irish cook caused two lethal outbreaks of typhoid fever, a case that transformed her into the notorious Typhoid Mary. Throughout time, humans have been terrified and fascinated by the diseases history and circumstance have dropped on them. Some of their responses to these outbreaks are, in hindsight, almost too strange to believe. Get Well Soon delivers the gruesome, morbid details of some of the worst plagues we've suffered as a species, as well as stories of the heroic figures who selflessly fought to ease the suffering of their fellow man. With her signature mix of in-depth research and storytelling, and not a little dark humor, Jennifer Wright explores history's most gripping and deadly outbreaks and ultimately looks at the surprising ways they've shaped history and humanity for almost as long as anyone can remember."-- Provided by publisher.
February 24, 2017
Hess, Katie, author.
397 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
What you already know about flowers, but didn't know you knew -- Flowers radiate energy that tunes our bodies -- Capturing each flower's essence -- Real people, real stories : the 15 most common experiences reported by people using flower elixirs -- Three phases of transformation -- Your top 10 questions about flower elixirs -- Flower elixirs for birth, death & everything in between -- The big picture : creating a flowerevolution.
"Flowerevolution is part traditional guidebook, part "choose-your-own-adventure." From a stunning array of flower photographs, readers can choose the flowers they're most attracted to, and based on those choices discover an interactive system that reveals their state of mind.