New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

January 20, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


January 19, 2017
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for <1999/2000-2013/14> includes 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) containing a practice test (CD-ROM for 2013/14 missing as of 9/25/2013).
At head of title: Kaplan.

The secret life of fat : the science behind the body's least understood organ and what it means for you

January 17, 2017
Tara, Sylvia, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
xiv, 235 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Prologue: Skinny jeans -- Introduction: Our changing views of fat -- I: All about fat. The foundation : fat does more than you think ; Fat can talk ; Your life depends on fat ; When good fat goes bad ; How fat fights to stay on you -- II: It is not only food that makes us fat. Bacteria and viruses : microscopic in size, giant in effect ; I blame my parents : genes in obesity ; I am woman, I have fat ; Fat can listen -- III: So what is the solution?. Fat control I : how you can do it ; Mind over fat ; Fat control II : how I do it ; The future of fat.
Biochemist Sylvia Tara explores the surprising science behind our most hated body part. Fat is an obsession, a dirty word, a subject of national handwringingand, according to biochemist Sylvia Tara, the least-understood part of our body. You may not love your fat, but your body certainly does. In fact, your body is actually endowed with many self-defense measures to hold on to fat. For example, fat can use stem cells to regenerate; increase our appetite if it feels threatened; and use bacteria, genetics, and viruses to expand itself. The secret to losing twenty pounds? You have to work with your fat, not against it. Tara explains how your fat influences your appetite and willpower, how it defends itself when attacked, and why it grows back so quickly. The Secret Life of Fat brings cutting-edge research together with historical perspectives to reveal fat's true identity: an endocrine organ that, in the right amount, is critical to our health. Fat triggers puberty, enables our reproductive and immune systems, and even affects brain size. Although we spend $60 billion annually fighting fat, our efforts are often misinformed and misdirected. Tara expertly illustrates the complex role that genetics, hormones, diet, exercise, and history play in our weight, and The Secret Life of Fat sets you on the path to beat the bulge once and for all.--Dust jacket.

Healing herbal teas : learn to blend 101 specially formulated teas

January 12, 2017
Farr, Sarah, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2016]
xi, 257 pages : color illlustrations ; 20 cm
Includes index.
Part 1. The art of tea blending -- Part 2. Recipes -- Part 3. Living amid your medicine.
Teas formulated especially for stress management, common ailments, seasonal health, and immune support.-- Adapted from title page.

The hormone boost : how to power up your 6 essential hormones for strength, energy, and weight loss

January 12, 2017
Turner, Natasha (Natasha S.), author.
343 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"New York Times bestselling author Dr. Natasha Turner returns with a simple and effective weight-loss plan that harnesses the power of the six hormones linked to strength, energy, and weight loss. When it comes to metabolism, energy, immunity, memory, mood, and strength, who doesn't need a boost now and then? The Hormone Boost is the first book to provide an extensive, scientific overview of the six hormones that influence weight loss. Although it is widely accepted that the thyroid hormones control weight loss efforts, Dr. Turner reveals how the impact of five other hormones--testosterone and DHEAs, adiponectin, growth hormone, adrenaline, and glucagon; are equally important when trying to lose weight. The Hormone Boost is chock-full of tips and positive research findings and features daily progress tracking aids and a weekly workout plan that emphasizes strength training. The book also includes advice about supplements for accelerating fat loss, improving sleep, digestion, and skin appearance, as well as building strong muscles and bones. You will find inspiration in the success stories from Dr. Turner's clinical practice and TV belly-fat makeovers. Rather than merely targeting weight loss, The Hormone Boost offers total wellness. No more deprivation, irritability, hunger, or fatigue that so often accompany diets. Dr. Turner's plan will have you energized from the start!"-- Provided by publisher.

The case against sugar

January 11, 2017
Taubes, Gary, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
365 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Why diabetes? -- Drug or food? -- The first ten thousand years -- The marriage of tobacco and sugar -- A peculiar evil -- The early (bad) science -- The gift that keeps on giving -- Big sugar -- Defending sugar -- What they didn't know -- The if/then problem: I -- The if/then problem: II -- How little is still too much?.
"Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society"--Provided by publisher.

Breathe : the simple, revolutionary 14-day program to improve your mental and physical health

January 11, 2017
Vranich, Belisa, 1966- author.
ix, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- How this book works -- Do you breathe, too? -- How bad is it, doc? -- You've got it all wrong -- Activate and relearn -- Stretch and warm up -- The workout -- Posture -- Back and front -- The diaphragm's counterpart -- Your breathing brain -- Essential to your brain health: sleep -- Why "work hard, play hard" is hurting you -- Recovery breath (and meditation for people who can't meditate) -- Breathing exercises: the best kept secret in sports--whether you're a weekend warrior of a pro athlete -- Epilogue -- Takeaway points -- Glossary of types of breathing -- Appendix 1: measures -- Appendix 2: science of breath -- Appendix 3: progress.
"BREATHE is a groundbreaking look at a health topic we have all taken for granted. In a fascinating, straightforward, jargon-free exploration of how our bodies were meant to breathe, Dr. Belisa Vranich delves into the ins and outs of breathing. In the first book of its kind, BREATHE offers readers an intuitive correcting of a widespread health issue. By combining both anatomy and fitness with psychology and mindfulness, Dr. Vranich gives readers a way of solving health problems at the crux and healing themselves from the inside out. All through the simple act of breathing."-- Provided by publisher.

The Engine 2 seven-day rescue diet : eat plants, lose weight, save your health

January 11, 2017
Esselstyn, Rip, author.
New York : Grand Central Life & Style, 2016.
308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part I. Why we love plants ; Why we love whole foods ; Why we don't drink our food ; Why we care about calorie density ; Why we limit protein ; Why we limit salt, sugar, and fat ; Why we exercise -- Part II. The seven-day rescue plan ; Seven-day rescue recipes.
A follow-up to "The Engine 2 Diet" outlines a seven-day vegetarian program designed for rapid weight loss and lower cholesterol, triglyceride, and blood-pressure counts.

If our bodies could talk : a guide to operating and maintaining a human body

January 11, 2017
Hamblin, James, author.
xxv, 371 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
If I lose a contact lens in my eye, can it get into my brain? -- What is normal? -- What is health? -- One. Appearing: the superficial parts -- Two. Perceiving: the feeling parts -- Three. Eating: the sustaining parts -- Four. Drinking: the hydrating parts -- Five. Relating: the sex parts -- Six. Enduring: the dying parts.
"If you want to understand the strange workings of the human body, and the future of medicine, you must read this illuminating, engaging book." --Siddhartha Mukherjee,author of the Gene In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of videos for The Atlantic called "If Our Bodies Could Talk." With it, the doctor-turned-journalist established himself as a seriously entertaining authority in the field of health. Now, in illuminating and genuinely funny prose, Hamblin explores the human stories behind health questions that never seem to go away--and which tend to be mischaracterized and oversimplified by marketing and news media. He covers topics such as sleep, aging, diet, and much more: Can I "boost" my immune system? Does caffeine make me live longer? Do we still not know if cell phones cause cancer? How much sleep do I actually need? Is there any harm in taking a multivitamin? Is life long enough? In considering these questions, Hamblin draws from his own medical training as well from hundreds of interviews with distinguished scientists and medical practitioners. He translates the (traditionally boring) textbook of human anatomy and physiology into accessible, engaging, socially contextualized, up-to-the-moment answers. They offer clarity, examine the limits of our certainty, and ultimately help readers worry less about things that don't really matter. If Our Bodies Could Talk is a comprehensive, illustrated guide that entertains and educates in equal doses"-- Provided by publisher.

Immune system disorders sourcebook.

January 11, 2017
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, c1997-
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Basic consumer health information about disorders of the immune system, including immune system function and response, diagnosis of immune disorders, information about inherited immune disease, acquired immune disease, and autoimmune diseases, including primary immune deficiency, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), lupus, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and graves disease along with treatments, tips for coping with immune disorders, a glossary, and a directory of additional resources."

Current procedural terminology.

January 10, 2017
Chicago, IL : American Medical Association,
v. ; 28 cm.

Medicine and health care

January 10, 2017
Burgan, Michael, author.
64 pages : color illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Introduction : marvels of medicine -- Science and medicine -- Technology and medicine -- Engineering and medicine -- Math and medicine.
Provides information on the world of medicine and health care, including bacteria that saves lives, the use of virtual reality by doctors, cameras used in brain surgery, breakthroughs in Alzheimer's, and more.

Eat right for your type : the individualized Blood Type Diet solution

January 10, 2017
D'Adamo, Peter, author.
New York : New American Library, 2016.
xvi, 411 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"4 blood types, 4 diets."
"If you've ever suspected that not everyone should eat the same thing or do the same exercise, you're right. In fact, what foods we absorb well and how our bodies handle stress differ with each blood type. Your blood type reflects your internal chemistry. It is the key that unlocks the mysteries of disease, longevity, fitness, and emotional strength. It determines your susceptibility to illness, the foods you should eat, and ways to avoid the most troubling health problems. Based on decades of research and practical application, [xiii] Eat Right 4 Your Type offers an individualized diet-and-health plan that is right for you. In Eat Right 4 Your Type you will learn: * which foods, spices, teas, and condiments help someone of your blood type maintain optimal health and ideal weight * which vitamins and supplements to emphasize or avoid * which medications function best in your system * whether your stress goes to your muscles or to your nervous system * whether your stress is relieved better through aerobics or meditation * whether you should walk, swim, or play tennis or golf as your mode of exercise * how knowing your blood type can help you avoid many common viruses and infections * how knowing your blood type can help you fight back against life-threatening diseases * how to slow down the aging process by avoiding factors specific to your blood type that cause rapid cell deterioration"-- Provided by publisher.

The China study : the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted and the startling implications for diet, weight loss and long-term health

January 10, 2017
Campbell, T. Colin, 1934- author.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, [2016]
xxx, 451 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
The China study. Problems we face, solutions we need ; A house of proteins ; Turning off cancer ; Lessons from China -- Diseases of affluence. Broken hearts ; Obesity ; Diabetes ; Common cancers: breast, prostate, large bowel (colon and rectal) ; Autoimmune diseases ; Wide-ranging effects: bone, kidney, eye and brain diseases -- The Good Nutrition Guide. Eating right: eight principles of food and health ; How to eat -- Why Haven't You Heard This Before? Science, the dark side ; Scientific reductionism ; The "science" of industry ; Government: it is for the people? ; Big medicine: whose health are they protecting? ; Academia ; Repeating histories -- Afterward -- Q & A: protein effect in experimental rat studies -- Experimental design of the China Study -- The "Vitamin" D connection.
"This work presents the results of a large study of diet and death rates from cancer in adults across China and Taiwan and explains the study's significance and what it reveals about the implications of poor nutrition."--Provided by publisher.

Fitness and exercise sourcebook.

January 9, 2017
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc.
volumes ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about the benefits of physical activity, along with activity guidelines for children, teens, adults, and seniors; discusses various types of exercises, tips for starting and maintaining an exercise program, and strategies for avoiding injuries. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Dental care and oral health sourcebook.

January 9, 2017
Detroit, MI. : Omnigraphics, Inc., c2003-
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about dental hygiene, preventive care, and oral health concerns for children and adults, with facts about surgical, orthodontic, and cosmetic dental procedures, and diseases of the mouth and jaw. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Respiratory disorders sourcebook.

January 9, 2017
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc.
volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of respiratory disorders, along with tips for coping with chronic lung disease. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Depression : a teen's guide to survive and thrive

January 9, 2017
Toner, Jacqueline B., author.
vi, 154 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Depression and teens -- Getting help -- The loop of depression -- The impact of your behavior -- The impact of your thoughts -- Effective problem solving -- Active coping -- The mind-body connection -- Developing your strengths -- Strength in numbers -- Summing it up to survive and thrive.
"Depression: A Teen's Guide to Survive and Thrive is a guidebook for teenagers who are depressed or at risk for depression. This guide discusses depression and provides guidance on cognitive behavioral therapy principles to help teens take a problem-solving, strategy-based approach to deal with depressed moods, thoughts, and behavior. Intended to serve as an adjunct to therapy, this is a very practical and easy-to-read book that is not overwhelming for teens." --

Physicians' desk reference.

January 6, 2017
Oradell, N.J. : Medical Economics Co.,
v. ; 26 cm.

The new primal blueprint : reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy

January 6, 2017
Sisson, Mark, 1953- author.
Oxnard, CA : Primal Blueprint Publishing, [2017]
xxii, 553 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy"--Cover.
The ten primal blueprint laws: ("commandments" was already taken) -- Grok and Korg from indigenous to digital: one giant step (backward) for humankind -- The primal blueprint eating philosophy: "Do these genes make me look fat?" -- Understanding the macronutrients: "Calories in, calories out" is out--it's all about content and context -- Primal blueprint law #1: eat plants and animals: (insects optional) -- Primal blueprint law #2: avoid poisonous things: "Drop your fork and step away from the plate!" -- The primal blueprint exercise laws: move, lift, and sprint for functional, full-body fitness -- The primal blueprint lifestyle laws: if you don't snooze, you lose -- A primal approach to weight loss: meet ya at the sweet spot! -- Conclusion: Time to party like a Grok star! -- Primal approved and primal avoid.
A comprehensive guide to promoting optimal gene expression and longevity, honoring the evolutionary health model through 10 diet, exercise and lifestyle laws.

Zero sugar diet : the 14-day plan to flatten your belly, crush cravings, and help keep you lean for life

January 6, 2017
Zinczenko, David, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, 2016.
xxi, 280 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Strip away sugar, strip away trouble -- The #1 health threat in America -- Toward a new way of eating -- How to find the right sugars--and avoid the bad -- Special report: Why fiber Is the perfect solution, and how to make it work for you -- What to expect on the Zero Sugar diet -- Make the Zero Sugar diet work for you -- A day of eating the Zero Sugar way -- Special report: The chase for the Zero Sugar vaccine -- Zero Sugar breakfasts -- Zero Sugar lunches -- Zero Sugar snacks -- Zero Sugar dinners -- The sugar burner workouts -- The Zero Sugar way of life: how to stay lean forever! -- The Zero Sugar 3-day detox -- Frequently asked questions.
Discover how much added sugar is in your processed foods-- and learn how to avoid it without sacrifice. By replacing empty calories with whole foods and fiber you'll conquer your cravings and prevent blood sugar surge.

Overcoming passive-aggression : how to stop hidden anger from spoiling your relationships, career, and happiness

January 6, 2017
Murphy, Tim, 1952 September 11- author.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2016.
xvii, 315 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Explains passive-aggressive behavior, identifies signs and symptoms, and suggests strategies to cope with it in oneself or others.

The lose your belly diet : change your gut, change your life

January 5, 2017
Stork, Travis, author.
viii, 232 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: Your gut health/weight loss opportunity -- Part I: What's going on in your belly? -- Meet the microbes -- Your very busy buddies -- Microbiome balance and weight gain -- Better gut health, less disease -- Start repairing gut damage TODAY -- Part II: Foods that feed your gut -- Feed your buddies the food they love best -- Fill your belly with prebiotic superstars -- Pick plenty of plant protein -- Don't give up on grains! -- Get your buddies to go -- Ban bacteria bullies in food -- Part III: Other ways to boost gut health -- Avoid unnecessary antibiotics -- Strengthen your buddies with exercise -- Consider probiotic supplements -- Protect and support your family's buddies -- Get dirtier -- Part IV: The Lose Your Belly diet, meal plans, and weight loss maintenance guide -- The Lose Your Belly diet quizzes -- The Lose Your Belly diet guidelines -- The Lose Your Belly diet recipes guide.
Based on new research about the dramatic benefits of vibrant gut health and a diverse gut microbiome, the Lose Your Belly Diet nurtures your gut while helping you burn off excess weight and harmful belly fat.

The interstitial cystitis solution : a holistic plan for healing painful symptoms, resolving bladder and pelvic floor dysfunction, and taking back your life

January 4, 2017
Cozean, Nicole, author.
Beverly, MA : Fair Winds Press, 2016.
208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"This comprehensive guide allows you to take control of your healing and will restore sanity to the insane world of conflicting diagnoses, treatments, and advice"-- Provided by publisher.

The everything guide to the MIND diet : optimize brain health and prevent disease with nutrient-dense foods

January 4, 2017
Ellingsworth, Christy, author.
304 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
What is the MIND diet? -- What to eat and why -- Additional benefits of the MIND diet -- How to be successful on the MIND diet -- Lifestyle recommendations for long-term success -- Breakfast -- Appetizers and snacks -- Salads -- Soups, stews, and chilies -- Vegetables and sides -- Beans and legumes -- Poultry -- Vegetarian and vegan -- Sauces and dressings -- Smoothies, juices, and drinks -- MIND diet desserts -- Occasional foods.
"Provides information on the MIND diet, how it can help reverse and prevent mental decline, and several chapters with recipes that follow the diet"-- Provided by publisher.

Finding your fit : a compassionate trainer's guide to making fitness a lifelong habit

January 4, 2017
Trotter, Kathleen, author.
Toronto : Dundurn, [2016]
192 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Wanting to get on track and actually getting (and then staying) on track are two totally different things. The million-dollar question is: how do we find the inner motivation to go from thinking about a healthier lifestyle to actually adopting one? How do we get off the sofa and out the front door? Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer's Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit, provides readers with practical tools that will allow them to connect the dots between wanting to make a health and fitness change, and actually making it."-- Provided by publisher.

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