New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

July 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

5 pounds : the breakthrough 5-day plan to jump-start rapid weight loss (and never gain it back!)

July 28, 2015
Pasternak, Harley.
New York : Rodale, 2015.
x, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"For most people, the hardest part of lasting weight loss is either getting started or reaching their goals--too often, motivation is tough to maintain or those final few pounds simply won't budge, no matter how many hours are logged on the treadmill and how many calories counted. Now, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Body Reset Diet, comes a deceptively simple plan to slim down--whether you to need to shed those last few stubborn pounds or want to jump start a more significant weight-loss effort. 5 Pounds teaches readers how to implement five simple strategies as daily habits: Walk 5 miles a day. Eat protein and fiber 5 times a day. Do resistance exercise 5 minutes a day. Sleep at least 7 hours a night. Unplug at least 1 hour a day. Readers will enjoy immediate results--dropping 5 pounds or more in just 5 days--and boost energy, improve overall health, and finally achieve long-term weight-loss success. With step-by-step advice, easy-to-prepare recipes, and motivating success stories, 5 Pounds will transform the way readers look and feel forever"-- Provided by publisher.

Dr. Jordan Metzl's running strong : the sports doctor's complete guide to staying healthy and injury-free for life

July 28, 2015
Metzl, Jordan D., 1966-
New York : Rodale Books, [2015]
xiv, 306 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Part I. Nuts and bolts. The right stuff ; The mechanics of healthy running -- Part II. Uh-oh : what's that pain? Aches and pains from the feet up ; Your feet and ankles ; Your lower legs ; Your knees ; Your upper legs ; Your hips, groin, and glutes ; Your lower back ; Your upper body ; Blisters, bonking, and other annoying maladies -- Part III. Getting the most from your machine. Body work ; Rev it up : mastering the science of running physiology ; Unleash your biggest weapon -- Part IV. Tools of the trade. Good food ; Good shoes and cool clothes -- Part V. His and hers. Gender differences.
"Step into my office if you want to run faster, stronger, and pain-free. Whether you're a new runner training for your first race or an experienced marathoner, this cutting-edge book will keep you on the road and running faster. With comprehensive, illustrated information on running health and injury prevention, this book is the first to include embedded scan codes that lead readers to videos addressing such issues as shin splints, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and runner's knee. Not only will runners be able to read about how they can treat and prevent hundreds of medical and nutritional issues, they'll be able to walk into a top-level video consultation 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, from anywhere in the world!"-- Provided by publisher.

The ADHD advantage : what you thought was a diagnosis may be your greatest strength

July 27, 2015
Archer, Dale, author.
New York, New York : Avery, 2015.
xxiii, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographic notes and index.
"For decades physicians delivered the diagnosis of ADHD to patients as bad news and warned them about a lifelong struggle of managing symptoms. But The ADHD Advantage explodes this outlook, showing that some of the most highly successful entrepreneurs, leaders, and entertainers have reached the pinnacle of success not in spite of their ADHD but because of it. Simply put, ADHD is a diagnosis of boredom. Although the ADHD stereotype is someone who can't sit still, in reality people with ADHD are endlessly curious, often adventurous, willing to take smart risks, and unusually resilient. They are creative, visionary, and entrepreneurial. Sharing the stories of highly successful people with ADHD, Dr. Archer offers a vitally important and inspiring new way to recognize ADHD traits in oneself or in one's loved ones, and then leverage them to great advantage--without drugs. As someone who not only has ADHD himself but also has never used medication to treat it, Dr. Archer understands the condition from a unique standpoint. Armed with new science and research, he hopes to generate public interest and even debate with his positive message as he guides the millions of people with ADHD worldwide toward a whole new appreciation of their many strengths and full innate potential"-- Provided by publisher.

Everyday detox : 100 easy recipes to remove toxins, promote gut health, and lose weight naturally

July 24, 2015
Gilmore, Megan, 1983- author.
New York : Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, [2015]
xi, 195 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction -- 1 An Easy Approach To Detoxing -- 2 Stocking Your Detox-Friendly Kitchen -- 3 Liquid Nourishment -- 4 Morning Favorites -- 5 Salads, Dressings & Sides -- 6 Soups, Sandwiches & Wraps -- 7 Casseroles & Comfort Food -- 8 Sweet Treats -- 9 Back To Basics.
A healthy guide to detoxing naturally, all year round--no dieting, juice fasting, or calorie counting required--to lose weight, improve digestion, sleep better, and feel great, featuring 100 properly combined recipes for every meal of the day. This no-nonsense approach to healthy detoxing by certified holistic health coach and blogger Megan Gilmore presents 100 delicious and properly combined recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including smoothies, snacks, and desserts. Most diets and detoxes require all-or-nothing approaches that encourage unhealthy cycles of intense restriction followed by bingeing. With Everyday Detox, crowd-pleasing recipes like Coconut Banana Muffins, Better Broccoli Cheddar, Cauliflower Fried Rice, Baked Spaghetti, and Double Chocolate Brownies are packed with all-natural, whole-foods ingredients that promote good health and stave off feelings of deprivation. Since each recipe has been developed with digestion principles in mind, detoxers won't feel bloated or uncomfortable after eating, and information on stocking a detox-friendly kitchen and a handy food combination cheat sheet make it easy to start cooking this way today.

Gone in a heartbeat : a physician's search for true healing

July 20, 2015
Spector, Neil, author.
255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Gut : the inside story of our body's most underrated organ

July 20, 2015
Enders, Giulia, author.
Vancouver : Greystone Books, 2015.
271 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published in Germany in 2014.
With quirky charm, rising science star Giulia Enders explains the gut's magic, answering questions like: Why does acid reflux happen? What's really up with gluten and lactose intolerance? How does the gut affect obesity and mood? Enders's beguiling manifesto will make you finally listen to those butterflies in your stomach: they're trying to tell you something important.

The brain : journey through the universe inside your head

July 20, 2015
Mooney, Carla, 1970-
White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, [2015]
vii, 119 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
An introduction to the world of the human brain and its effect on behavior covers such topics as brain anatomy, the science of memory, and the latest understanding about the role of lifestyle choices on brain health.

Another person's poison : a history of food allergy

July 17, 2015
Smith, Matthew, 1973-
New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]
xii, 290 pages ; 24 cm.
Food allergy before allergy -- Anaphylaxis, allergy, and the food factor in disease -- Strangest of all maladies -- Panic? or the pantry? -- An immunological explosion? -- The problem with peanuts.
To some, food allergies seem like fabricated cries for attention. For others, they pose a dangerous health threat. Food allergies are bound up with so many personal and ideological concerns that it is difficult to determine what is medical and what is myth. This book parses the political, economic, cultural, and genuine health factors of a phenomenon that now dominates our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. Surveying the history of food allergy from ancient times to the present, Another Person's Poison also gives readers a clear grasp of new medical findings on allergies and what they say about our environment, our immune system, and the nature of the food we consume. For most of the twentieth century, food allergies were considered a fad or junk science. While many physicians and clinicians argued that certain foods could cause a range of chronic problems, from asthma and eczema to migraines and hyperactivity, others believed that allergies were psychosomatic. Another Person's Poison traces the trajectory of this debate and its effect on public-health policy and the production, manufacture, and consumption of food. Are rising allergy rates purely the result of effective lobbying and a booming industry built on self-diagnosis and expensive remedies? Or should physicians become more flexible in their approach to food allergies and more careful in their diagnoses? Exploring the issue from scientific, political, economic, social, and patient-centered perspectives, this book is the first to engage fully with the history of what is now a major modern affliction, illuminating society's troubled relationship with food, disease, and the creation of medical knowledge.

Cholesterol clarity : what the HDL is wrong with my numbers?

July 17, 2015
Moore, Jimmy, 1971- author.
Las Vegas : Victory Belt Publishing Inc., 2013.
256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
What is cholesterol and why do you need it? -- Forget cholesterol : it's the inflammation -- What do major health groups say about cholesterol? -- Doctors are questioning the anticholesterol message -- Satin drugs : magic pill or marketed poison? -- What does heart healthy really mean? -- Why low fat ain' all that -- Carbs and vegetable oils : the twin villains -- What's this LDL particle thing? -- Forgotten and ignored : triglycerides and HDL -- The experts weigh in on key heart-health markers -- Why are so many doctors clueless about cholesterol? -- What do you mean my cholesterol is too low? -- Nine reasons why cholesterol levels can go up -- I'm still worried about my high cholesterol! -- But aren't the cholesterol guidelines based on solid science? -- The low-fat, vegetarian myth -- How your doctor (mis)interprets your cholesterol test results -- What your basic cholesterol test results mean -- Eight advanced health markers you should consider -- Test your ability to read cholesterol test results.
Offers a straightforward introduction to cholesterol, looking at what cholesterol test results mean and offering nutritional advice intended to maintain optimal health.

Sugar crush : how to reduce inflammation, reverse nerve damage, and reclaim good health

July 17, 2015
Jacoby, Richard (Physician), author.
New York, NY : HarperWave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
xiv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
This fine sweet mess. The 500-pound canary : a sugar tsunami ; the nerve of it all : how chronic inflammation crashes your miraculous hard wiring ; Killing you softly : the creep of compression ; Slightly diabetic : the metabolic syndrome and its ugly cousins -- The train to nowhere. On track for nerve damage : are your nerves already inflamed? ; The five phases of peripheral neuropathy : heed the clarion call ; Meanwhile, just make it stop : what we suffer to ease the pain -- So now what's stopping you? The sugar addition : #kickingthehabit ; The big fat lie : educated into ignorance ; So then what can you eat? : hot buttered coffee -- My own awakening.
Postulates that "a diet high in sugar, processed carbohydrates, and wheat compresses and damages the peripheral nerves of the body, leading to pain, numbness, and tingling in the hands and feet, along with a host of related conditions, including migraines, gall bladder disease, and diabetes"-- Provided by publisher.

Pharmacy in World War II

July 17, 2015
Worthen, Dennis B., author.
xxv, 279 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published: New York : Pharmaceutical Products Press, ©2004.
Prologue : prewar pharmacy. Practice, 1940-1941 ; Retail pharmacy ; Education ; Manpower ; Pharmacy Corps ; Practice standards ; Shortages ; December 7, 1941 -- Pharmacy education. The colleges ; The curriculum ; The faculty ; The students ; Acceleration ; Women ; Japanese Americans ; Postwar planning ; American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education ; Student finances ; Refresher courses ; Credit for military service -- Selective Service. The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 ; Pre-Pearl Harbor ; Manpower ; Students and the colleges ; Necessary men ; Pharmacy advisory committees ; Accommodations -- The drugstore in the war effort. Civil defense ; Civilian health ; Bond drives ; Conservation efforts ; Tin conservation ; The quinine pool ; Community service -- Pharmacy operations. Shortages and rationing ; Japanese Americans ; Economics ; Manpower ; Prescriptions ; Hospitals -- Pharmacy Corps. The beginning ; World War I period ; Between the wars ; The Kendig Era ; Implementation -- The military. The Army supply catalog ; Army pharmacy ; Personal experiences ; Pharmacy technicians ; Navy pharmacy ; Pharmacy-chemistry technicians ; Naval supply table ; Public health service : Coast Guard/Merchant Marine ; Women in the armed services ; The corpsman and the medic ; Memorial -- Epilogue: The returning veterans. Back to work ; Hospital pharmacy ; GI Bill ; Credit for military experience ; Civil service ; Pharmacy Corps ; The navy ; The medical service corps.
Describes the events and circumstances that not only shaped pharmacy during World War II, but the future of the profession as well. It chronicles the struggles and determination of the leadership of APhA to gain recognition of the pharmacist as a health care provider in the services, and ultimately the creation of the Pharmacy Corps.

The deeper genome : why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye

July 16, 2015
Parrington, John, author.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.
v, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The inheritors -- Life as a code -- Switches and signals -- The spacious genome -- RNA out of the shadows -- It's a jungle in there! -- The genome in 3D -- The jumping genes -- The marks of Lamarck -- Code, non-code, garbage, and junk -- Genes and disease -- What makes us human? -- The genome that became conscious.

Discovering tuberculosis : a global history, 1900 to the present

July 16, 2015
McMillen, Christian W., 1969- author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
xii, 338 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
The rise of race -- The fall of race -- The challenge of TB -- Preventing TB : American Indians and the BCG vaccine -- BCG goes global -- Questioning BCG : mass resistance in India -- Faith, failure, and the BCG vaccine -- Curing TB : antibiotics, drug resistance, and compliance in Kenya -- The lost promise of antibiotics -- The making of the TB/HIV pandemic -- Prevention, cure, and the search for the cheapest solution -- Prevention vs. cure : isoniazid prophylaxis therapy, dots, and the neglect of HIV/TB and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.
"Tuberculosis is one of the world's deadliest infectious diseases, killing nearly two million people every year--more now than at any other time in history. While the developed world has nearly forgotten about TB, it continues to wreak havoc across much of the globe. In this interdisciplinary study of global efforts to control TB, Christian McMillen examines the disease's remarkable staying power by offering a probing look at key locations, developments, ideas, and medical successes and failures since 1900. He explores TB and race in east Africa, in South Africa, and on Native American reservations in the first half of the twentieth century, investigates the unsuccessful search for a vaccine, uncovers the origins of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Kenya and elsewhere in the decades following World War II, and details the tragic story of the resurgence of TB in the era of HIV/AIDS. Discovering Tuberculosis explains why controlling TB has been, and continues to be, so difficult."--Publisher description.

Called for life : how loving our neighbor led us into the heart of the ebola epidemic

July 15, 2015
Brantly, Kent, author.
Colorado Springs, Colorado : Waterbrook Pr, 2015.
xii, 224 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 25

Childhood disrupted : how your biography becomes your biology, and how you can heal

July 15, 2015
Nakazawa, Donna Jackson, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2015.
xxiv, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Take The Adverse Childhood Experiences (Ace) Survey -- Part I How It Is We Become Who We Are -- Chapter One: Every Adult Was Once a Child -- Chapter Two: Different Adversities Lead to Similar Health Problems -- Chapter Three: Why Do Some Suffer More than Others? -- Chapter Four: The Female Brain on Adversity: The Link to Autoimmune Disease, Depression, and Anxiety -- Chapter Five: The Good Enough Family -- Part II Recovering from Post Childhood Adversity Syndrome: How Do We Come Back to Who We Really Are? -- Chapter Six: Beginning Your Healing Journey -- Chapter Seven: Seeking Professional Help to Heal from Post Childhood Adversity Syndrome -- Chapter Eight: Parenting Well When You Haven't Been Well Parented: Fourteen Strategies to Help You Help Your Children -- In Conclusion -- Let's Continue The Conversation About Adverse Childhood Experiences -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Resources and Further Reading -- Index.
"An examination of the link between Adverse Childhood Events (ACE's) and adult illnesses"-- Provided by publisher.

Stoned : a doctor's case for medical marijuana

July 15, 2015
Casarett, David J., author.
289 pages ; 24 cm
"No substance on earth is as hotly debated as marijuana. Opponents claim it's dangerous, addictive, carcinogenic, and a gateway to serious drug abuse. Fans claim it as a wonder drug, treating cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, glaucoma, arthritis, migraines, PTSD, and insomnia. Patients suffering from these conditions need--and deserve--hard facts based on medical evidence, not hysteria and superstition. In Stoned, palliative care physician Dr. David Casarett sets out to do anything--including experimenting on himself--to find evidence of marijuana's medical potential. He smears mysterious marijuana paste on his legs and samples pot wine. He poses as a patient at a seedy California clinic and takes lessons from an artisanal hash maker. In conversations with researchers, doctors, and patients around the world he learns how marijuana works--and doesn't--in the real world."--Book jacket.

Bald Is better with earrings : a survivor's guide to getting through breast cancer

July 9, 2015
Hutton, Andrea, author.
xiv, 205 pages ; 21 cm
My story -- Tests -- Results -- Surgery -- Chemotherapy -- Bald is better with earrings -- Radiation -- How "normal" is the new normal? -- Sex, drugs, and no more rock and roll -- The end of treatment.
The breast cancer guide every woman needs for herself, her best friend, and her sister--a warm, practical, relatable handbook, that dispels the terror, taking you step-by-step through the process, from diagnosis to post-treatment. When Andrea Hutton was diagnosed with breast cancer, she wanted to know everything. She voraciously read books, articles, and websites and talked to everyone she knew. But nothing prepared her for what the surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation would feel like. Were there tricks that could ease her pain and discomfort? What was "fatigue" and how would it affect her? At what exact moment would her hair fall out and how? Hutton wanted what she could not find: a clear how-to guide for the cancer girl she had become.

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