New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

May 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Eat, nourish, glow : 10 easy steps for losing weight, looking younger and feeling healthier

May 27, 2015
Freer, Amelia.
London : HarperThorsons, 2015.
271 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes indexes.

Elena vanishing : a memoir

May 26, 2015
Dunkle, Elena, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2015.
288 pages ; 22 cm
Clare B. Dunkle was given as primary author in pre-publication.
"Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of a girl whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a lose-lose war in a struggle with anorexia"

Who's the new kid? : how an ordinary mom helped her daughter overcome childhood obesity, and you can too!

May 26, 2015
Bond, Heidi.
Carol Stream, IL : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2015.
304 pages ; 22 cm

The tapping solution for pain relief : a step-by-step guide to reducing and eliminating chronic pain

May 26, 2015
Ortner, Nick, 1978- author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2015.
xx, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Ortner presents a startling alternative [for pain management]: he lays out a step-by-step plan that teaches people how to use tapping, or EFT (emotional freedom techniques), to reduce or eliminate chronic pain. Looking at the scientific research surrounding pain, stress, and tapping, he [examines] how powerful tapping can be, and then outlines tips and techniques to address pain in both the short and long term. Nick guides readers on a journey that begins on the surface--tapping to address the pain itself--and moves to the deeper issues that often affect pain"-- Provided by publisher.

The digital doctor : hope, hype, and harm at the dawn of medicine's computer age

May 26, 2015
Wachter, Robert M., author.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2015]
xv, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
On call ; Shovel ready -- the note. The iPatient ; The note ; Strangers at the bedside ; Radiology rounds ; Go live ; Unanticipated consequences -- Decisions and data. Can computers replace the physician's brain? ; David and Goliath ; Big data -- The overdose. The error ; The system ; The doctor ; The pharmacist ; The alerts ; The robot ; The nurse ; The patient -- The connected patient. OpenNotes ; Personal health records and patient portals ; A community of patients -- The players and the policies. Meaningful use ; Epic and athena ; Silicon Valley meets healthcare ; The productivity paradox -- Toward a brighter future. A vision of health information technology ; The nontechnological side of making health IT work ; Art and science.
For the past few decades, technology has been touted as the cure for all of healthcare's ills, yet medicine stubbornly resisted computerization-- until now. Thanks largely to billions of dollars in federal incentives, healthcare has finally gone digital. Wachter examines healthcare at the dawn of its computer age, and shows how technology is changing care at the bedside. He questions whether government intervention has been useful or destructive-- and does so with clarity, insight, humor, and compassion.

Why kids make you fat...and how to get your body back : the proven weight-loss program for busy parents

May 22, 2015
Macdonald, Mark (Mark Michael), 1972- author.
New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers [2015]
309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
1% at a's all about baby steps -- Making your 8 week run -- DETOX: lose your bloat -- IGNITE: melt your belly -- THRIVE: live your life -- Food frenzy -- It looks like a gym to me -- I said no! Oh great, I gained another pound -- Crossing the finish line.
"It's no secret that most of us get flabbier the older we get, and it's no surprise that the biggest spike in weight happens in the early stages of parenthood. Mark Macdonald knows this struggle himself, having gained thirty-five pounds after the birth of his son. It happened to him even as a nutritionist and former fitness model, so he knew he wasn't alone in the struggle. Along with his wife, Abbi, Mark has created this proven eight-week program specifically geared toward parents to help them shed the weight, discover new amounts of energy, and most importantly, create new sustainable habits to keep it from coming back"--From publisher description.

Full belly : good eats for a healthy pregnancy

May 21, 2015
Desmond, Tara Mataraza, author.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Running Press, [2014]
279 pages : color illustrations, 24 cm

A real guide to really getting it together once and for all (really)

May 21, 2015
Rickards, Ashley, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin, [2015]
xiii, 305 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Sometimes being a girl sucks. A lot. Take it from Ashley Rickards, star of the internationally popular MTV show Awkward., who used to be a little awkward herself. She's been picked on and bullied, binged and purged, financially cut off and lived to tell the tale. But it wasn't easy. Throughout the whole process, she felt alone, scared, confused and sorta hungry. Sound familiar? Well, relax. Ashley is here to share all kinds of stories, advice, and corny jokes to help get you through it all"--Page 4 of cover.

The thirteenth step : addiction in the age of brain science

May 21, 2015
Heilig, Markus, author.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]
ix, 303 pages ; 24 cm
Us and them -- A grocery store that closed -- An entity in its own right -- A chronic, relapsing disorder -- Man or machine? -- Histories, brains, and behaviors -- The pursuit of happiness -- The dark side of addiction -- Rash actions -- Turning on a red light -- Getting the cue -- A strained mind -- Fathers and sons -- Molecular culprits -- Trick or treatment -- Please behave -- Pills for addiction ills -- Pray if you wish, but please take your meds first -- The journey ahead.
"The past twenty-five years have witnessed a revolution in the science of addiction, yet we still rely upon sorely outdated methods of treatment. Expensive new programs for managing addiction are also flourishing, but since they are not based in science, they offer little benefit to people who cannot afford to lose money or faith in their recovery. Clarifying the cutting-edge science of addiction for practitioners and general readers, The Thirteenth Step pairs stories of real patients with explanations of key concepts relating to their illness. A police chief who disappears on the job illustrates the process through which a drug can trigger the brain circuits mediating relapse. One person's effort to find a burrito shack in a foreign city illuminates the reward prediction error signaled by the brain chemical dopamine. With these examples and more, this volume paints a vivid, relatable portrait of drug seeking, escalation, and other aspects of addiction and suggests science-based treatments that promise to improve troubling relapse rates. Merging science and human experience, The Thirteenth Step offers compassionate, valuable answers to anyone who hopes for a better handle on a pernicious and confounding disease."--Publisher description.

The chimp and the river : how AIDS emerged from an African forest

May 21, 2015
Quammen, David, 1948- author.
174 pages ; 21 cm
"Extracted from Spillover : animal infections and the next human pandemic, updated and with additional material"--Title page verso.
"The real story of AIDS--how it originated with a virus in a chimpanzee, jumped to one human, and then infected more than 60 million people--is very different from what most of us think we know. Recent research has revealed dark surprises and yielded a radically new scenario of how AIDS began and spread. Excerpted and adapted from the book Spillover, with a new introduction by the author, Quammen's ... investigation tracks the virus from chimp populations in the jungles of southeastern Cameroon to laboratories across the globe, as he unravels the mysteries of when, where, and under what circumstances such a consequential 'spillover' can happen"--Page 4 of cover.

Lose the clutter, lose the weight : the six-week total-life slim down

May 21, 2015
Walsh, Peter, 1956- author.
New York, NY : Rodale, [2015]
xvi, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"This book is being published simultaneously by Rodale Inc. as Cut the clutter, drop the pounds"--Title page verso.
Part 1: How clutter invades your home, your body, and your mind. The hidden forces that make your home a mess ; The science linking clutter and weight ; Where am I now (and how did my mind bring me here)? ; Clutter and fat are no match for your mind -- Part 2: The lose the clutter, lose the weight blueprint. How the program works ; How to eat to lose the weight ; How to move to lose the weight -- Part 3: The six-week program begins. Make each week a success ; Week one: Your cooking and dining areas ; Week two: Your bedroom ; Week three: Your bedroom closet and your bathroom ; Week four: Your financial house ; Week five: Your living areas (family room, living room, den) ; Week six: Your storage areas (basement, garage, attic, shed) ; How to make your positive changes last a lifetime.
"A recent study showed that people with cluttered homes were 77 percent more likely to be overweight or obese. Why? Organization pro Peter Walsh thinks it's because you can't make your best or the healthiest choices in a cluttered, messy, disorganized environment. But there's good news: you can change your habits, change you health, and change your life--all in just 6 weeks. [Includes] a room-by-room organizing guide, quizzes to create customizable plans, and testimonials from eight of the dozens of volunteers who followed this plan"-- Provided by publisher.

This is your do-over : the 7 secrets to losing weight, living longer, and getting a second chance at the life you want

May 21, 2015
Roizen, Michael F., author.
New York : Scribner, [2015]
xxiv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Change of direction -- Mini medical school -- Friends with benefits -- Devotion to motion -- Better plate than ever -- High and mighty -- Frazzled? Dazzle! -- Love in your life -- Passion sense -- The plan -- The do-over quiz: pass it on.
"From one of America's most trusted physicians and the bestselling coauthor of the YOU series with Dr. Mehmet Oz--this practical and empowering guide shares the seven secrets to losing weight, restoring peak vitality, and regaining optimal health at any age. No matter whether you're a stressed-out workaholic, a couch potato, or a marshmallow addict, it's never too late to get a second chance. You do not have to let genetics or bad choices of the past dictate your health outcomes. In fact, you have the power to change your body--as well as which of your genes are switched on--no matter how you've lived in the past. In This Is Your Do-Over, Dr.Michael Roizen, four-time New York Times #1 bestselling author and renowned Chief Wellness Officer of the Cleveland Clinic, provides the tools you need to slam the brakes on bad health and press the gas pedal to good health. In the book, he addresses all the areas that contribute to total-body wellness, including nutrition, exercise, sex, stress, sleep, and the brain. Using concrete strategies that anyone of any age can use, Dr. Roizen shows you how to change your heath destiny with his seven simple secrets to earning a Do-Over. He even shares the key step missing in most other programs: how to select and partner with the proper buddy or coach to get you to your goals. Grounded in cutting-edge scientific research and culled from Dr. Roizen's experience coaching thousands, This Is Your Do-Over is the ultimate guide to reversing damage, optimizing health, and living a life filled with energy and happiness. It is not too late; your Do-Over starts now"-- Provided by publisher.

The truth about exercise addiction : understanding the dark side of thinspiration

May 21, 2015
Schreiber, Katherine, 1988-
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
viii, 239 pages ; 24 cm
What it is : defining exercise addiction -- What it looks like : the signs and symptoms of exercise addiction -- Who coined it? : a brief history of exercise addiction -- How it begins : the origins of exercise addiction -- What it does : the short- and long-term health risks of exercise addiction -- Why it happens : thinspiration's dark side -- What it feels like : exercise addicts' true stories -- What to do about it : treatment -- How to approach someone with a problem -- Frequently asked questions -- Appendix A: How to get help : where to go, what to read, and to whom to reach out -- Appendix B: Common exercise addiction measures.

Triphasic training : a systematic approach to elite speed and explosive strength performance

May 19, 2015
Dietz, Cal.
Hudson, WI : Bye Dietz Sport Enterprise, c2012.
376 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Triphasic Training is the pinnacle of sports performance training. That's not hype. Cal Dietz, strength coach at the University of Minnesota, has the results to back up this claim - a Hobey Baker Award winner, two Big Ten Athletes of the Year, over 400 All-Americans, 28 Big Ten/WCHA championship teams, 7 NCAA National Team Champions, and 13 teams that finished in the top four in the nation. Over the past decade, Coach Dietz has worked with thousands of collegiate and professional athletes, incorporating the latest scientific research into developing his Triphasic Training method. His approach breaks down athletic movements into their three components - eccentric, isometric, and concentric - allowing for the continuous development of athletes, maximizing their strength, speed, and power. In this easy-to-understand book, Coach Dietz has teamed up with exercise physiologist, Ben Peterson, to explain the physiological foundations of Triphasic Training and how they can be applied to training, making athletes bigger, stronger and faster than ever before. The authors give examples of complete programs, as well as examples of how to incorporate the Triphasic method into existing programs, with descriptions on adapting it to virtually any scenario.

Is Gwyneth Paltrow wrong about everything? : how the famous sell us elixirs of health, beauty & happiness

May 19, 2015
Caulfield, Timothy A., 1963- author.
xviii, 254 pages ; 24 cm
"An exploration of the effect our celebrity-dominated culture has on our ideas of living the good life Our perceptions of beauty, health, success, and happiness are framed by a popular culture that is increasingly disconnected from reality. This isn't just a hyperbolic assertion. Research tells us that our health decisions and goals are influenced by both celebrity culture and celebrity endorsements, that our children's ambitions are now overwhelmingly governed by the fantasy of fame, and that our ideals of beauty and success are mediated through a celebrity-dominated worldview. The celebrity brand is at once the most desired state of being (modern-day royalty!) and one of the most socially problematic. Health law and policy researcher Timothy Caulfield provides a fun look into the celebrity world, including interesting facts and anecdotes, as well as a boatload of practical and evidence-based advice on everything from diet, skin care, and colon cleanses to detoxing from our celebrity ambitions. Caulfield tries out for American Idol, has a professional makeover, and endures the Gwyneth Paltrow-endorsed cleanse in this thoroughly unique, engaging, and provocative book"-- Provided by publisher.

Complete review for the pharmacy technician

May 19, 2015
Posey, L. Michael, author.
Washington, D.C. : American Pharmacists Association, [2014]
xi, 235 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Role of the pharmacy technician in pharmacy practice -- Pharmacy calculations, abbreviations, and terminology -- Pharmacy law and regulation -- Drug classifications and formulations -- Processing prescriptions and medication orders -- Role of the pharmacy technician in patient-care services -- Pharmacy computer and information systems -- Interacting with patients -- Nonsterile compounding -- Sterile compounding -- Pharmacy billing and reimbursement -- Pharmacy quality assurance -- Inventory control and management -- Special considerations : drug formularies, storage, recalls, shortages, and diversion.

Madness in civilization : a cultural history of insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the madhouse to modern medicine

May 15, 2015
Scull, Andrew, 1946- author.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015.
448 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2015 by Thames & Hudson Ltd"--Title-page verso.
Confronting madness -- Madness in the ancient world -- The darkness and the dawn -- Melancholie and madnesse -- Madhouses and mad-doctors -- Nerves and nervousness -- The great confinement -- Degeneration and despair -- The demi-fous -- Desperate remedies -- A meaningful interlude -- A psychiatric revolution?
"The loss of reason, a sense of alienation from the commonsense world we all like to imagine we inhabit, the shattering emotional turmoil that seizes hold and won't let go--these are some of the traits we associate with madness. Today, mental disturbance is most commonly viewed through a medical lens, but societies have also sought to make sense of it through religion or the supernatural, or by constructing psychological or social explanations in an effort to tame the demons of unreason. Madness in Civilization traces the long and complex history of this affliction and our attempts to treat it. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Madness in Civilization takes readers from antiquity to today, painting a vivid and often harrowing portrait of the different ways that cultures around the world have interpreted and responded to the seemingly irrational, psychotic, and insane. From the Bible to Sigmund Freud, from exorcism to mesmerism, from Bedlam to Victorian asylums, from the theory of humors to modern pharmacology, the book explores the manifestations and meanings of madness, its challenges and consequences, and our varied responses to it. It also looks at how insanity has haunted the imaginations of artists and writers and describes the profound influence it has had on the arts, from drama, opera, and the novel to drawing, painting, and sculpture." -- Publisher's description.

Lyme disease : why it's spreading, how it makes you sick, and what to do about it

May 15, 2015
Barbour, Alan G., 1946- author.
ix, 315 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"First edition published as 'Lyme Disease: the cause, the cure, the controversy', 1996"
Three case histories and a parable -- Early infection and the immune response -- Late infection and its complications -- The pathogen, its vector, and its reservoirs -- The ecology of lyme disease -- Approach to diagnosis -- Laboratory tests : the basics -- Putting laboratory testing in its place -- Antibiotics and lyme disease : the basics -- Putting the antibiotics to use -- After antibiotic therapy ends -- Deer ticks transmit other diseases -- Preventing lyme disease : community-wide measures -- Preventing lyme disease : personal and household protection.
An expert on tick-borne diseases, Alan G. Barbour explains the course of illness that results from infection, diagnosis and treatment options, and steps that can be taken to avoid a tick bite in the first place. The ticks that transmit Lyme disease may also transmit other disease-causing pathogens, and these other infections are considered as well.

Come as you are : the surprising new science that will transform your sex life

May 15, 2015
Nagoski, Emily.
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2015]
xi, 400 pages ; 23 cm
An essential exploration of why and how women's sexuality works based on groundbreaking research and brain science that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.

Finding Robert

May 15, 2015
Stevens, Robert J., 1961-
Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, [2015]
xiii, 239 pages ; 23 cm

Suicide & self-destructive behaviors

May 13, 2015
Esherick, Joan.
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest Publishers Inc., [2014]
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
A matter of degree : pushing the limits doesn't have to cause harm -- Chemical enhancement : substance abuse from rehab to rave -- Risky relationships : casual sex in a world of STIs -- Self-injury : it's not what you think -- Eating disorders : pursuing perfection in an air-brushed world -- Suicide : a permanent fix for temporary problems.
Examines the causes and consequences of five self-destructive behaviors in teens, offers treatment options, and identifies less-risky alternatives that support teenagers' independence seeking goals.

Yoga : the path to holistic health

May 13, 2015
Iyengar, B. K. S., 1918-2014.
London ; New York : DK, 2014.
432 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.
From globally recognised yoga authority B.K.S Iyengar, an accessible illustrated guide to Iyengar Yoga. BKS Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health makes Iyengar Yoga accessible to all, while celebrating the life and work of the world renowned B.K.S Iyengar. B.K.S Iyengar is a world leading authority on hatha yoga and is globally respected for his holistic approach and technical accuracy. He has been practicing yoga every day for over 75 years and at 94 is surely proof of holistic health. This is the only yoga book featuring full colour step-by-step photographs of yoga poses demonstrating Iyengar Yoga and this new edition also includes a new chapter celebrating B.K.S Iyengar's life and work. Over 60 step-by-step sequences of asanas, pranayamas and chakras were supervised by B.K.S Iyengar himself and over 20 include unique 360 degree images of classic Iyengar asanas, it's like having a yoga class with your own personal yogi. Yoga is made accessible to everyone with a special 20-week yoga course for beginners to yoga sequences specifically designed to treat over 80 ailments, from asthma and arthritis to varicose veins. BKS Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health is suitable for every age and ability, allowing everyone to enjoy the benefits to mind, body and spirit that are drawn from Iyengar Yoga.

Physical chemistry for the biological sciences.

May 12, 2015
Hammes, Gordon G., 1934-
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2015]
xviii, 481 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

The anticancer diet : reduce cancer risk through the foods you eat

May 12, 2015
Khayat, David, author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]
xi, 274 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Originally published in French as Le Vrai régime anticancer by Odil Jacob, c2010."--Title page verso.
Cancer: choosing prevention -- What is cancer? -- Is fish a health food or a health risk? -- Red meat: let's stop demonizing it -- Do dairy products and eggs help prevent cancer? -- Fruits and vegetables: benefits but no certainties -- Fats and cooking methods -- Sugars and sugar products: don't cut them out altogether -- What should we drink? -- Dietary supplements and nutrients: Beneficial or harmful? -- Keeping physically active keeps us healthy -- Anticancer advice.

The Campbell plan : the simple way to lose weight and reverse illness, using the China Study's whole-food, plant-based diet

May 12, 2015
Campbell, Thomas M., II.
Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale Books, [2015]
xvii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
In 2005, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and Thomas Campbell, MD, co-authored The China Study, in which they detailed research results showing that a whole-food, plant-based diet has the potential to prevent and reverse many chronic diseases. The China Study became a worldwide phenomenon, inspiring countless readers to reinvigorate their health by making better food choices. Now The Campbell Plan goes beyond the why and shows readers how to make the transition--and enjoy the journey--with practical guidance and a simple plan to make a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle easy and sustainable. Dr. Campbell addresses the most contentious questions: Is soy healthy? Should you eat gluten? Do you need to eat organic? Should you eat fish? Is GMO dangerous? How should you feed your kids? Just as important, readers will learn the behavioral principles to succeed in their journey, as well as what to stock in the kitchen, how to read labels and shop, and how to navigate social and eating-out situations. Included are more than 55 recipes from favorite sources and a 2-week menu plan. Whether readers wish to lose weight, reverse disease, or just have the best health of their lives, The Campbell Plan provides the step-by-step guidance to achieve their goals.--From publisher description.

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