New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

October 24, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The body : a complete user's guide : how your body functions, and how to keep it healthy and strong

October 23, 2014
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
367 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Previous edition: 2007.
Includes index.
Beginnings -- Body armor -- Structure -- Body movers -- Circulation -- Vital exchange -- Body fuel -- Body cleansing -- Control center -- Messengers -- Reproduction -- Protection.
"Your body is an incredible machine that can run for more than 80 years without batteries, can self-propel over land and water, can heal itself from most common ailments, and can pair with another of its kind to reproduce. This updated, fully illustrated, easy-to-understand guide from National Geographic explores the intricate systems that make up the marvelous human body--from head to toe, inside and out. Beautifully designed and brimming with fascinating photos and illustrations, The Body: A Complete User's Guide is filled with need-to-know basics about how the body is built and how it functions. Tour the human brain--the body's communication center--to find out where your feelings, impulses, and power of speech live. Discover how your body attacks disease, how the food you eat powers your body, and how your body moves and grows. Remarkable images show a white blood cell at the moment it embraces a life-saving vaccine and what happens inside the body during reproduction, from conception to birth. Vivid scientific diagrams provide a complete view of body systems and reveal how they work together. Useful tips teach you how to keep your body healthy and strong, and 'Did You Know?' facts explain how Botox works, what causes hiccups, how some herbal remedies can help, and more. Plus you'll learn about medical breakthroughs that changed the world. Comprehensive, reliable, and a pure pleasure to read, this is an essential resource for families, students, seniors, and all who care about the body and how to keep it running smoothly"--Dust jacket flaps.

Weightless : my life as a fat man and how I escaped

October 22, 2014
McBride, Gregg, author.
Las Vegas : Central Recovery Press, 2014.
xvi, 285 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Gregg McBride was always determined to make it big--although not quite this literally. by the time he was a young adult, Gregg McBride topped the scales at over 450 pounds and wore a sixty-inch belt. Pretending airline seatbelts fit across his belly, eating out of the trash to cheat on his diets, and working as an overweight stripper are just some of the misadventures Gregg endured as he continually tried to win his battle of the bulge. It was only when Gregg took an inward journey that he was able to free himself from his food addiction and take off more than 250 pounds of excess weight, which he's kept off for over a decade. Alternately hilarious and heartbreaking in its honesty, "Weightless" is a tale of "food gone wrong" that chronicles the before, the during, and the after in a way no other book has, and will move, educate, entertain, and inspire anyone who is ready for change."--back cover.

The essential guide to home herbal remedies : easy recipes using medicinal herbs to treat more than 125 conditions from sunburns to sore throats

October 22, 2014
Wenzel, Melanie.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Translation of: Meine besten Heilpflanzenrezepte.
Includes index.

Pilates for breast cancer survivors : a guide to recovery, healing, and wellness

October 21, 2014
Aaronson, Naomi, author.
New York, NY : Demos Medical Publishing, LLC, [2014]
xvii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Dangerous personalities : an FBI profiler shows how to identify and protect yourself from harmful people

October 21, 2014
Navarro, Joe, 1953-
New York, NY : Rodale, [2014]
xiv, 242 pages ; 24 cm
"It's all about me" : the narcissistic personality -- "Fasten your seat belts" : the emotionally unstable personality -- "Trust no one and you'll never get hurt" : the paranoid personality -- "What's mine is mine-- and what's yours is mine" : the predator -- One is bad, two is terrible; three is lethal : combination personalities -- Self-defense against dangerous personalities.
Shows readers how to identify the four most common dangerous personalities and analyze how much of a threat each personality can be, and describes how to recover from trauma caused by others with destructive personalities. --Publisher's description.

Acupressure taping : the practice of acutaping for chronic pain and injuries

October 21, 2014
Hecker, Hans-Ulrich.
Rochester, Vt. : Healing Arts Press, c2007.
122 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Translation of: Aku-Taping.
Includes index.
Introduction -- pt. 1. What is acutaping? -- [1]. Acutaping : a new therapeutic method -- The foundation : kinesio-taping -- [2]. What is the basis of acutaping? -- The influence of Chinese medicine -- The influence of acupuncture -- The influence of manual medicine and osteopathy -- [3]. How does acutaping work? -- Examples of acutaping therapy -- [4]. Who can benefit from acutaping? -- Various indications for the effective use of acutaping -- Against what sort of pain is acutaping effective? -- [5]. Acutaping in sports medicine -- [6]. When not to use acutaping -- Complex or structural disorders -- Other factors pertaining to a disorder -- When acutaping is not advised -- [7]. Acutape : information and tips -- Description of the acutape -- Some practical tips -- Acutape colors -- What areas of the body can be treated? -- Duration of therapy -- How to prevent failure -- [8]. A sightseeing tour around the human body -- Head, chest, abdominal, and pelvic regions -- The arms -- The legs.
Provides an introduction to acutaping, a pain treatment that uses elastic cotton tape, known as kinesio tape, to wrap flamed or swollen muscles and to stimulate related acupuncture points, discussing the basis and benefits of acutaping, explaining when not to use the treatment, and featuring illustrations and instructions for using acutaping to target various ailments.

Last-minute survival secrets : 128 ingenious tips to endure the coming apocalypse and other minor inconveniences

October 20, 2014
Green, Joey.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2014]
xii, 228 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

The earth diet : your complete guide to living using earth's natural ingredients

October 20, 2014
Werner-Gray, Liana, 1987-
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2014.
xix, 201 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Why the earth diet? The earth diet basics ; Self-healing with the earth diet ; The earth diet lifestyle ; Preparation ; Your pantry ; Your first steps -- The earth diet recipes. Juices ; Milks and milkshakes ; Smoothies ; Teas and waters ; Raw vegan main dishes ; Cooked vegan main dishes ; Meat eaters' main dishes ; Condiments ; Desserts -- The earth diet guides. Weight loss ; Clear skin ; Eating desserts daily ; High protein ; Boosting your immunity ; Seven-day juice cleanse.

Confronting chronic pain : a pain doctor's guide to relief

October 20, 2014
Richeimer, Steven, author.
Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2014]
xx, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The science of pain -- Chronically painful conditions -- Pain medications and how they work -- Mind-over-pain therapies -- Body-over-pain therapies -- Complementary and alternative therapies -- Spirit over pain -- The family in pain -- The patient in control -- The future of pain management.
This comprehensive guide is designed to help everyone whose days are filled with chronic pain that takes a toll on the body and the mind. The authors include up-to-date information about pain medications, exercise and nutrition, injections and neurostimulators, and complementary therapies.

The pH balance health & diet guide for GERD, IBS & IBD : practical solutions, diet management + 175 recipes

October 20, 2014
Smith, Fraser, 1968-, author.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Robert Rose Inc., 2014.
408 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.

Alien landscapes? : interpreting disordered minds

October 17, 2014
Glover, Jonathan, author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.
xi, 433 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Antisocial personality," values, psychiatry -- On human interpretation -- Human interpretation in psychiatry -- The boundaries of psychiatry -- Agency, control, and responsibility -- Identity.

Ready to run : unlocking your potential to run naturally

October 16, 2014
Starrett, Kelly, author.
Las Vegas : Victory Belt Publishing, 2014.
288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Then came life : living with courage, spirit, and gratitude after breast cancer

October 16, 2014
Lucas, Geralyn.
New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2014]
viii, 209 pages ; 22 cm
Right now : stop and smell the roses -- Skye's the limit -- Killer butt -- Random acts -- Joie de vivre -- How to have a worry-free day -- Deathbed regrets -- Mom/daughter/mother -- Red velvet cupcake -- Romance smackdown -- Sweet -- Bitter -- Blood, sweat, and tears -- Honey, you're never ready -- Good-bye for now -- Stardust -- Petal.
Challenges women who have had difficult setbacks to connect with their inner strength and approach life optimistically while tracing how the author embraced her second chance at life to reinvent herself.

Women's health

October 16, 2014
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
223 pages ; 23 cm.
ch. 1. What is the relationship between politics and women's health? The Republican Party's policies threaten women's health and personal freedom / Andrea Flynn -- The Democratic Party's policies threaten women's health and personal freedom / Meghan Clyne -- Both parties use divisive views on women's health issues to distract voters / Renee Parsons -- Political attacks on planned parenthood are a threat to women's health / Scientific American -- Planned parenthood: making a killing / Tony Perkins -- Planned Parenthood's stance on abortion makes its preventive services vulnerable to political pressure / Dominic A. Carone -- ch. 2. What should be the role of religion in women's health care policy? Religion has a legitimate role in decisions about women's health care policies / Michael McConnell -- Religion should have no role in decisions about women's health care policies / National Women's Law Center -- Contraceptive coverage protects women's health / Guttmacher Institute -- Conscience protection laws preserve religious freedom and do not endanger women's health / Denise M. Burke and Anna Franzonello -- The birth control coverage mandate violates religious freedom and reduces women's access to care / Jeff Fortenberry -- The birth control coverage mandate does not violate religious freedom and increases women's access to care / Nitzan Weizmann -- The public good is more important than religious objections to birth control coverage / Jodi Jacobson -- ch. 3. What clinical concerns impact women's health? US Preventive Services Task Force Mammography Guidelines put more women at risk / Elisa Rush Port -- New guidelines did not change mammography rates / Genevra Pittman -- Over-the-counter birth control would pose risks / Morgan Greenwald -- Birth control pills should be available over the counter and still covered by insurance / Britt Wahlin -- ch. 4. What are key health issues that affect US servicewomen? The Department of Defense has made progress on providing health care for deployed servicewomen / US Government Accountability Office -- Better provisions for specialized care are needed for deployed servicewomen / Women's Health Assessment Team -- Servicewomen are more likely than servicemen to develop post-traumatic stress disorder / Bari Walsh -- Servicewomen are not more likely than servicemen to develop post-traumatic stress disorder / Dawne Vogt et al. -- Servicewomen have access to benefits and treatment for military sexual trauma / US Department of Veterans Affairs -- Servicewomen are routinely denied access to benefits and treatment for military sexual trauma / Molly O'Toole -- Organizations to contact.
"Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications. This title in the series discusses the latest issues concerning the health of women."-- Provided by publisher.

What if it's not Alzheimer's? : a caregiver's guide to dementia

October 16, 2014
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2014.
444 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Although the public most often associates dementia with Alzheimer's disease, the medical profession now distinguishes various types of "other" dementias. This book is the first and only comprehensive guide dealing with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), one of the largest groups of non-Alzheimer's dementias. The contributors are either specialists in their fields or have exceptional hands-on experience with FTD sufferers. Beginning with a focus on the medical facts, the first part defines and explores FTD as an illness distinct from Alzheimer's disease. Also considered are clinical and medical care issues and practices, as well as such topics as finding a medical team and rehabilitation interventions. The next section on managing care examines the daily care routine including exercise, socialization, adapting the home environment, and behavioral issues. In the following section on caregiver resources, the contributors identify professional and government assistance programs along with private resources and legal options. The final section focuses on the caregiver, in particular the need for respite and the challenge of managing emotions. This new, completely revised edition follows recent worldwide collaboration in research and provides the most current medical information available, a better understanding of the different classifications of FTD, and more clarity regarding the role of genetics. The wealth of information offered in these pages will help both healthcare professionals and caregivers of someone suffering from frontotemporal degeneration"-- Provided by publisher.

The courage to remember : childhood traumatic grief curriculum guide

October 16, 2014
[Rockville, Md.] : U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, [2007]
iv, 81 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 CD-ROM.
Errata slip enclosed.

The Mediterranean zone : unleash the power of the world's healthiest diet for superior weight loss, health, and longevity

October 15, 2014
Sears, Barry, 1947-
New York : Zinc Ink, [2014]
xxi, 243 pages ; 25 cm
"Eat to stop weight gain and strip away unwanted fat. Reverse diabetes and protect yourself from Alzheimer's. Free yourself from inflammation, allergies, and hormonal chaos. Enjoy the most delicious, nutritious foods from the world's most beloved cuisine. Break out of the diet-and-exercise trap for good! The Mediterranean diet is the most universally accepted healthy eating regimen around. But what, exactly, is it? If you think it's pasta with red sauce, Italian bread drizzled in olive oil, and plenty of fresh fruit and cheese, you're wrong--dead wrong. The Mediterranean Zone is here to set you right. Barry Sears, Ph.D., revolutionized dieting with his 1995 bestseller The Zone. In the two decades since its publication, its principles of eating for optimal hormonal balance have become the standard by which diets are measured. Now, in The Mediterranean Zone, you'll learn how our modern American diet changes the inflammatory response inside our bodies--and how that increased inflammation puts you at risk for Alzheimer's, diabetes, cancer, and more. You'll learn which Mediterranean diet foods help put out the fire, reducing your risk of disease while stripping away pounds, boosting your energy, and even lightening your mood! And you'll learn how to turbocharge the Mediterranean diet to make it even more effective! Live your best life, in your best body, with The Mediterranean Zone"-- Provided by publisher.

Reaching down the rabbit hole : a renowned neurologist explains the mystery and drama of brain disease

October 15, 2014
Ropper, Allan H.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
vi, 263 pages ; 25 cm
"Tell the doctor where it hurts." It sounds simple enough, unless the problem affects the very organ that produces awareness and generates speech. What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under attack? In this book, Dr. Allan Ropper and Brian Burrell take the reader behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School's neurology unit to show how a seasoned diagnostician faces down bizarre, life-altering afflictions. Like Alice in Wonderland, Dr. Ropper inhabits a world where absurdities abound: A figure skater whose body has become a ticking time-bomb. A salesman who drives around and around a traffic rotary, unable to get off. A college quarterback who can't stop calling the same play. A child molester who, after falling on the ice, is left with a brain that is very much dead inside a body that is very much alive. A mother of two young girls, diagnosed with ALS, who has to decide whether a life locked inside her own head is worth living. How does one begin to treat such cases, to counsel people whose lives may be changed forever? How does one train the next generation of clinicians to deal with the moral and medical aspects of brain disease? Dr. Ropper and his colleague answer these questions by taking the reader into a rarified world where lives and minds hang in the balance"-- Provided by publisher.

Boy without instructions : surviving the learning curve of parenting a child with ADHD

October 14, 2014
Williams, Penny, author.
United States : Grace-Everett Press, c2014.
298 p. ; 21 cm.

Laughing at my nightmare

October 13, 2014
Burcaw, Shane, author.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2014.
250 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"With acerbic wit ... Shane Burcaw describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a 'you-only-live-once' perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life-threatening disease"-- Provided by publisher.

The birth of the pill : how four crusaders reinvented sex and launched a revolution

October 13, 2014
Eig, Jonathan, author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]
x, 388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
A winter night -- A short history of sex -- Spontaneous ovlulatoins -- A go-to-hell look -- Lover and fighter -- Rabbit tests -- "I'm a sexologist" -- The socialite and the sex maniac -- A shotgun question -- Rock's rebound -- What makes a rooster crow? -- A test in disguise -- Cabeza de negro -- The road to shrewsbury -- "Weary & depressed" -- The trouble with women -- A San Juan weekend -- The women of the asylum -- John Rock's hard place -- As easy as aspirin -- A deadline to meet -- "The miracle tablet maybe" -- Hope to the hopeless -- Trials -- "Papa Pincus's pink pills for planned parenthood" -- Jack Searle's big bet -- The birth of the pill -- "Believed to have magical powers" -- The double effect -- La señora de las pastillas -- An unlikely pitch man -- "A whole new bag of beans" -- The climax.
Immersed in radical feminist politics, scientific ingenuity, establishment opposition, and, ultimately, a sea change in social attitudes, this is the fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.

Solving sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorders : a guide for frazzled families

October 9, 2014
Katz, Terry.
Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 2014.
146 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The basics of sleep -- Autism spectrum disorders and sleep: what is the connection? what are the causes? -- Research that documents the effectiveness of sleep education -- Evaluating daily routines and sleep habits -- Partnering with your child's health care provider -- Getting ready for bed: things can get better! -- Falling asleep and staying asleep -- Are we there yet? -- Sleeping away from home.
The authors show parents how to evaluate sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorder. They describe the basics of sleep; the connection between sleep and autism; how to evaluate daily routines and sleep habits; types of sleep problems children might have and what to do; medical considerations and partnering with a health care provider; how to help children transition to bedtime, fall asleep, and stay asleep; and how to evaluate the sleep plan and apply it to new situations like sleepovers and vacations. --Publisher's description.

Beautiful babies : nutrition for fertility, pregnancy, breast-feeding, & baby's first foods

October 9, 2014
Michaelis, Kristen, author.
255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Nutrition for fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, & baby's first foods. Paradigm shifts ; Why nutrition matters ; Just say no ; What to eat instead ; Taking care of the gut ; Eating for fertility and pregnancy ; Nutritional myth-busting ; Beyond nutrition : exploring alternative treatments for fertility & pregnancy ; Breastfeeding and homemade formulas ; Baby's first foods -- Recipes for sacred foods. Snakes and condiments ; Odd bits : organs & bones ; Seafood ; Eggs ; Beverages.
Provides information on foods that should and should not be eaten when trying to conceive, during pregnancy, and while breast-feeding.

The queen of distraction : how women with ADHD can conquer chaos, find focus, and get more done

October 7, 2014
Matlen, Terry, 1953-
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2014]
xii, 200 pages ; 23 cm
"From getting dressed in the morning, to making it to a job interview, to planning dinner--sometimes just getting through the day can be an ordeal for a woman with ADHD. The Queen of Distraction presents practical skills to help women with ADHD achieve focus and balance in all areas of life, whether it's at home, at work, or in relationships. More than just a survival guide, this book will help women with ADHD thrive"-- Provided by publisher.

The Greek diet : look and feel like a Greek god or goddess and lose up to ten pounds in two weeks

October 7, 2014
Loi, Maria, author.
294 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Structured around the twelve Pillar Foods of the Mediterranean diet,The Greek Diet offers easy-to-follow meal plans to jump-start your weight loss and improve your overall health, including one hundred authentic, mouthwatering Greek recipes using whole foods and unprocessed ingredients. The plans can be modified to fit any lifestyle, including gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives. Also included are tips for incorporating exercise and improving sleep-both metabolism boosters-into your Greek lifestyle. On this diet, there is no starving; no calorie counting; no long, grueling hours at the gym; and no restrictive plans that force you to give up foodie favorites like carbs, caffeine, or alcohol.

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