New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

September 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Thinking critically : genetic testing and research

September 16, 2019
Steffens, Bradley, 1955- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2019.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Is genetic engineering ethical? -- Is genetic testing beneficial? -- Is genetic testing a threat to privacy? -- Are genetically modified foods safe?

Fever year : the killer flu of 1918 : a tragedy in three acts

September 11, 2019
Brown, Don, 1949- author, illustrator.
96 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
"New Year's Day, 1918. America has declared war on Germany and is gathering troops to fight. But there's something coming that is deadlier than any war. When people begin to fall ill, most Americans don't suspect influenza. The flu is known to be dangerous to the very old, young, or frail. But the Spanish flu is exceptionally violent. Soon, thousands of people succumb. Then tens of thousands . . . hundreds of thousands and more. Graves can't be dug quickly enough. What made the influenza of 1918 so exceptionally deadly--and what can modern science help us understand about this tragic episode in history?"

Health care & science

September 11, 2019
Lewis, Daniel, 1977- author.
110 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Occupational therapist aide/Physical therapist aide -- Dental assistant -- Dispensing optician -- Medical receptionist -- Veterinary assistant/Laboratory animal caretaker -- Emergency medical technician/Paramedic -- Dialysis technician -- Nursing assistant.
An introduction to the types of jobs available for high school graduates in the health care industry.

Current medical diagnosis & treatment.

September 10, 2019
Los Altos, Calif. : Lange Medical Publications.
v. ; 26 cm.
Publisher varies: <2011>-2015, McGraw-Hill Medical ; 2016-2020> McGraw-Hill Education.
"A Lange medical book"--T.p. (2011).

The greatest survival stories of all time : true tales of people cheating death when trapped in a cave, adrift at sea, lost in the forest, stranded on a mountaintop, and more

September 6, 2019
Tabachnick, Cara, author.
Juliane Koepcke: Peruvian Rain Forest, 1971 -- Henry Nemy: Courrières Coal Mine, Northern France, 1906 -- Enietra Washington: Southside, Los Angeles, 1988 -- Mauro Prosperi: Marathon des Sables, Morocco, 1994 -- Coach Ek and the Wild Boars Soccer Team: Tham Luang cave system, Thailand, 2018 -- Josiah Mitchell: sinking of The Hornet, Pacific Ocean, 1866 -- Dina Mironovna Pronicheva: Kiev, Ukraine, 1941-- Ada Blackjack: Wrangel Island, 1921-1923 -- Noam Gershony: Israel, 2006 -- Odette Sansom: France, 1941-1943.
"Discover ten of the most incredible personal tales about beating seemingly insurmountable odds to make it out alive. The Greatest Survival Stories of All Time features extraordinary true accounts of resilience, ingenuity, and pure determination in the face of ferocious elements and deadly situations"--Adapted from back cover.

Teen guide to mental health

September 6, 2019
Nardo, Don, 1947- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2020.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Balancing home life with school life -- Friendship and dating -- Healthy and unhealthy body image -- Major life transitions -- Signs of trouble.
Todays teens face and are expected to deal with a wide array of personal, social, and other issues involving home-life, school, dating, body image, sexual orientation, major life transitions, and in some cases physical and mental problems, including eating disorders and depression. This volume examines how many teens have learned to cope with and survive these often stressful trials and tribulations of modern youth.

ADHD : a hunter in a farmer's world

September 6, 2019
Hartmann, Thom, 1951- author.
Rochester, Vermont : Healing Arts Press, [2019]
xvi, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Revised edition of: Attention deficit disorder : a different perception. Underwood Books, 1997.

Sex for dummies

September 5, 2019
Westheimer, Ruth K. (Ruth Karola), 1928- author.
xvi, 462 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Learning Made Easy"--Cover.

How to treat people : a nurse's notes

August 28, 2019
Case, Molly, author.
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2019.
vii, 276 pages ; 22 cm

Salt in my soul : an unfinished life

August 27, 2019
Smith, Mallory, author.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2019]
xiv, 303 pages ; 22 cm
"The diaries of a remarkable young woman who was determined to live a meaningful and happy life despite her struggle with cystic fibrosis and a rare superbug--from age fifteen to her death at the age of twenty-five. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of three, Mallory Smith grew up to be a determined, talented young woman who inspired others even as she privately raged against her illness. Despite the daily challenges of endless medical treatments and a deep understanding that she'd never lead a normal life, Mallory was determined to "Live Happy," a mantra she followed until her death. Mallory worked hard to make the most out of the limited time she had, graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, becoming a cystic fibrosis advocate well known in the CF community, and embarking on a career as a professional writer. Along the way, she cultivated countless intimate friendships and ultimately found love. For more than ten years, Mallory recorded her thoughts and observations about struggles and feelings too personal to share during her life, leaving instructions for her mother to publish her work posthumously. She hoped that her writing would offer insight to those living with, or loving someone with, chronic illness. What emerges is a powerful and inspiring portrait of a brave young woman and blossoming writer who did not allow herself to be defined by disease. Her words offer comfort and hope to readers, even as she herself was facing death. Salt in My Soul is a beautifully crafted, intimate, and poignant tribute to a short life well lived--and a call for all of us to embrace our own lives as fully as possible."--Inside dust jacket.

The vagina bible : the vulva and the vagina - separating the myth from the medicine

August 26, 2019
Gunter, Jennifer, author.
420 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"OB-GYN Jen Gunter, an expert on women's health--and the internet's most popular go-to doc--comes to the rescue with a book that debunks the myths and educates and empowers women. From reproductive health to the impact of antibiotics and probiotics, and the latest trends, including vaginal steaming, vaginal marijuana products, and jade eggs, Gunter takes us on a factual, fun-filled journey. Discover the truth about: The vaginal microbiome. Genital hygiene, lubricants, and hormone myths and fallacies. How diet impacts vaginal health. Stem cells and the vagina. Cosmetic vaginal surgery. What changes to expect during pregnancy, after childbirth, and through menopause. How medicine fails women by dismissing symptoms. Plus: Thongs vs. lace: the best underwear for vaginal health. How to select a tampon. The full glory of the clitoris and the myth of the G Spot.. . . And so much more. Whether you're a twenty-six-year-old worried that her labia are "uncool" or a sixty-six-year-old dealing with painful sex, this comprehensive guide is sure to become a lifelong trusted resource. "--Publisher's website.

Recognizing adult ADHD : what Donald Trump can teach us about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

August 26, 2019
Kruse, John, 1961-
285 pages ; 23 cm
"ADHD causes more than just distractibility and restlessness. Dr. John Kruse capitalizes on his training in neuroscience and his decades of experience as a psychiatrist to explain how the concept of 'executive function deficits' illuminates why ADHD can manifest as impulsivity, inconsistency, spontaneity, emotional volatility, poor follow-through, extreme candor, and troubles prioritizing. We avert tragedies by accurately identifying and treating adult ADHD, yet far too often we fail to recognize the condition. Through his political prominence, Mr. Trump nominated himself to be the poster child for adult ADHD. The President also showcases how we frequently ignore or mischaracterize even florid and daily ADHD-driven behaviors, particularly in individuals who also display other mental health conditions. Recognizing Adult ADHD utilizes information in the public record to demonstrate how Mr. Trump robustly fulfills the objective, behavioral diagnostic criteria for ADHD. Recognizing Adult ADHD explores feedback loops by which sleep, diet, exercise, social media, and Mr. Trump himself, drive our society in evermore ADHD-like directions. Dr. Kruse charts a path for reducing stigma around ADHD and other mental health conditions by delving into the intertwined fields of neuroscience, psychiatry, ethics, and politics. While the frenetic pace and information overload of our ADHD world threatens to submerge each day in new angst, this book adds nuance to help us navigate our lives."--Amazon website.

The deep history of ourselves : the four-billion-year story of how we got conscious brains

August 23, 2019
LeDoux, Joseph E., author.
New York City : Viking, [2019]
xviii, 412 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Renowned neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux digs into the natural history of life on earth to provide a new perspective on the similarities between us and our ancestors in deep time. This page-turning survey of the whole of terrestrial evolution sheds new light on how nervous systems evolved in animals, how the brain developed, and what it means to be human." --Amazon.

Gender and our brains : how new neuroscience explodes the myths of the male and female minds

August 23, 2019
Rippon, Gina, author.
New York : Pantheon Books, 2019.
xxii, 424 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Originally published in Great Britain by The Bodley Head, an imprint of Vintage, part of the Penguin Random House group of companies, London in 2019.
Rippon presents a breakthrough work in neuroscience and an incisive corrective to a long history of damaging pseudo-science, finally debunking the myth that there is a biological distinction between male and female brains.

Overcoming gravity : a systematic approach to gymnastics and bodyweight strength

August 22, 2019
Low, Steven, author.
xiv, 583 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Principles of bodyweight training -- Physiology of strength and hypertrophy -- Progression charts and goal setting -- Structural balance considerations -- Intro to programming, attributes, and the hierarchy of a routine -- Population considerations -- Constructing your workout routine -- Warm-up and skill work -- Strength work -- Methods of progression -- Prehabilitation, isolation, flexibility, and cool down -- Mesocycle planning -- Endurance, cardio, cross training, hybrid templates, and routines -- Overreaching and overtraining -- Health and injury management -- Lifestyle factors -- Untrained beginner: routine construction and progression -- Trained beginner: routine construction and progression -- Intermediate: routine construction and progression -- Advanced: routine construction and progression -- Common bodyweight training injuries -- Prehabilitation, mobility, and flexibility resources -- Exercise technique, descriptions, and tips -- Handstand variations -- Pulling exercises -- Pushing variations -- Multi-plane exercises, core, and legs -- Resources.
Steven Low takes the reader on a journey through logically constructing a strength-oriented bodyweight workout routine. With a highly systematic approach, he delves into the physiology behind strength training and equips the reader to adequately prepare their body for the rigors of bodyweight training. This book covers much ground that other books do not, offering information on health and injury management, factors that contribute to a successful routine, and actual program implementation.

DNA testing and privacy

August 22, 2019
175 pages ; 23 cm
"Home DNA testing companies, such as 23 and Me and AncestryDNA, are at peak popularity, fulfilling our desires to know where we come from and what our future might look like. But questions have arisen about who owns test results and whether testing companies have the right to sell customers' data to pharmaceutical companies and other outlets. Yet home DNA tests have been credited with catching criminals, such as the Golden State Killer. Containing viewpoints from diverse voices in the field, this volume examines the controversies surrounding home DNA tests."-- Provided by publisher.

Sleep disorders sourcebook.

August 21, 2019
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., 1999-
v. ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sleep disorders in children and adults, along with facts about diseases that affect sleep and the health consequences of sleep deprivation. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"--Provided by publisher.

Cardiovascular disorders sourcebook.

August 21, 2019
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., [2010]-
volumes ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the heart and blood vessels, along with prevention strategies and concerns specific to men, women, children, and minority populations. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and directory of resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Caregiving both ways : a guide to balancing it all while caring for a loved one with dementia

August 20, 2019
Wisniewski, Molly, author.
Coral Gables, FL : Mango Publishing, [2019]
208 pages ; 22 cm
"With exercises, lists, and more"--Cover.
Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia is often life-altering. Your days are suddenly full of endless to-do lists and frustratingly futile attemps to communicate with your family member or friend. Not to mention suddenly neglecting yourself daily. It is far too easy to get discouraged and burned out. But your loved one is not lost. They are there. All that you need to overcome those barriers is to learn their new language. Find strategies, exercises, proven tips, and learn to: use non-medical interventions to reduce anxiety and identify triggers; prioritize and make time for your own care and mental health; adjust and balance in your new role, for all generations including millennial caregivers; handle difficult medical decisions and learn to plan effectively.

From madness to mindfulness : reinventing sex for women

August 19, 2019
Gunsaullus, Jennifer, author.
Lanham : Cleis Press, [2019]
xxix, 290 pages ; 21 cm
Introduction -- Sex madness -- The power of mindfulness -- Relationships and communication -- Sex, passion, and desire -- Body image -- Our responsibility -- Creating your Reinventing Sex Plan -- Final thoughts.
"From Madness to Mindfulness sets out to help women empower themselves, and future generations of young women, to transition out of a state of sexual madness and into a state of sexual mindfulness. A state in which women can give themselves permission to feel more worthy of love and great sex (and then have it!). Dr. Jenn will guide you through the process of assessing levels of "mis-education" in regard to relationships, communication, sex, passion, desire, and body image and integrating mindfulness practices to overcome your own personal "madness." Replete with personal stories and a wide array of client accounts, along with guided questions, action items, and tips to create a personal Reinventing Sex plan, Dr. Jenn will help guide you to become a thriving sexual being . . . on your own terms."--Back cover.

Teach your child yoga : fun & easy yoga poses for happier, healthier kids

August 19, 2019
Roberts, Lisa (Yoga instructor), author.
New York, NY : Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., [2019]
247 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Help children calm down, relieve stress, and achieve greater mindfulness with this fun, illustrated, step-by-step guide to teaching kids yoga. It's a stressful world--even for children. Yoga can help, and this fun, hands-on guide shows parents and other caregivers how to give kids the tools to relieve anxiety, gain focus, cultivate mindfulness, and feel healthier. Filled with step-by-step illustrations and instructions, Teach Your Child Yoga features practices that focus on improving posture, allergies, sleep, digestion, and more, as well as games that foster teamwork and communication. There's even a special sequence to counter the effects of sitting in front of a computer or tablet. Tips explain how to adapt the exercises for different ages, from toddlers to teens, so every child can experience and enjoy the many benefits that yoga has to offer.

I'm telling the truth, but I'm lying : essays

August 16, 2019
Ikpi, Bassey, author.
New York : Harper Perennial Modern, [2019]
257 pages ; 21 cm
The first essay is to prove to you that I have a childhood -- When they come for me -- the hands that held me -- Young girls they do get weary -- Yaka -- Becoming a liar -- Tehuti -- The quiet before -- Take two for pain -- Like a war -- This is what happens -- What it feels like -- Beauty in the breakdown -- It has a name -- Side effects may include -- Life sentence -- As hopeless as smoke -- The day before -- We don't wear blues -- Some days are fine -- When we bleed -- Searching for magic,

How the brain lost its mind : sex, hysteria, and the riddle of mental illness

August 15, 2019
Ropper, Allan H, author.
New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2019]
xiv, 242 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
"The remarkable, intertwined histories of neurology, psychiatry, neurosyphilis, and hysteria, and the derailing of a coordinated approach to mental illness. In 1882, Jean-Martin Charcot was the premiere physician in Paris, having just established a neurology clinic at the infamous Salpetriere Hospital, a place that was called a "grand asylum of human misery." Assessing the dismal conditions, he quickly set up to upgrade the facilities, and in doing so, revolutionized the treatment of mental illness. Many of Charcot's patients had neurosyphilis (the advanced form of syphilis), a disease of mad poets, novelists, painters, and musicians, and a driving force behind the overflow of patients in Europe's asylums. A sexually transmitted disease, it is known as "the great imitator" since its symptoms resemble those of almost any biological disease or mental illness. It is also the perfect lens through which to peel back the layers to better understand the brain and the mind. Yet, Charcot's work took a bizarre turn when he brought mesmerism--hypnotism--into his clinic, abandoning his pursuit of the biological basis of illness in favor of the far sexier and theatrical treatment of female "hysterics," whose symptoms mimic those seen in brain disease, but were elusive in origin. This and a general fear of contagion set the stage for Sigmund Freud, whose seductive theory, Freudian analysis, brought sex and hysteria onto the psychiatrist couch, leaving the brain behind. How The Brain Lost Its Mind tells this rich and compelling story, and raises a host of philosophical and practical questions. Are we any closer to understanding the difference between a sick mind and a sick brain? The real issue remains: where should neurology and psychiatry converge to explore not just the brain, but the nature of the human psyche?"-- Provided by publisher.

The Kaufmann Protocol : why we age and how to stop it

August 15, 2019
Kaufmann, Sandra, author.
320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Kaufmann Anti-Aging Institute presents"--At head of title, page 1 of cover.
"The Protocol is the first ever organized system that answers the question why we age as organisms. It offers a personalized program to legitimately curb the effects of time on the human body"--Back cover.

The whole 9 months : a week-by-week pregnancy nutrition guide with recipes for a healthy start

August 15, 2019
Lang, Jennifer (Obstetrician), author.
Berkeley, CA : Sonoma Press, [2016]
220 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Foreword -- Introduction -- Eating during pregnancy: Healthy baby, happy mama / Healthy eating for two -- Pregnancy, week by week: First trimester / Second trimester / Third Trimester / Fourth Trimester -- Recipes: Breakfast / Snacks / Soups and stews / Salads and sides / Entrees / Dessert.
"OB/GYN Jennifer Lang shares research on how to make good food choices when pregnant." -- (Source of summary not specified)

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