New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

November 16, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Exercises for Parkinson's disease : the complete fitness guide to improve mobility and wellness

November 15, 2019
Smith, William, 1976- author.
©2019
137 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Understanding Parkinson's disease -- Maintaining a healthy brain -- Therapy and support -- Improving wellness through exercise -- Rules of the road: exercise precautions -- The exercises -- Exercise programs and progressions.
Exercises for Parkinson's Disease is the authoritative exercise guide for men and women who suffer from Parkinson's Disease. Studies have found exercise improves fitness and energy levels as well as relieves pain in people with Parkinson's Disease. Exercises for Parkinson's Disease features easy-to-follow exercises and workout plans that optimises mobility, increases strength, and minimises pain. Designed with safety as its number one priority, the exercises in the book are clearly photographed in easy-to-follow sequences and contain complete descriptions.

The inflammation spectrum : find your food triggers and reset your system

November 11, 2019
Cole, Will (Functional medicine expert), author.
©2019
321 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
"From the international bestselling author of Ketotarian comes a revolutionary new plan to discover the foods your unique body loves, hates, and needs to feel great. In Dr. Will Cole's game-changing new book The Inflammation Spectrum, readers will discover how inflammation is at the core of most common health woes and exists on a continuum: from mild symptoms such as weight gain and fatigue on one end, to hormone imbalance and autoimmune conditions on the other. How you feel is constantly and dynamically being influenced by every meal. Every food you eat is either feeding inflammation or fighting it. Because no one else is you, the foods that work well for someone else may not be right for your body. At heart, The Inflammation Spectrum is about learning to love your body enough to nourish it with delicious, healing foods. Its insightful quizzes and empowering advice will put you on a path toward food freedom and overall healing"-- Provided by publisher.

Grit & grace : train the mind, train the body, own your life

November 8, 2019
McGraw, Tim, author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, [2019]
xi, 287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
From losing it to owning it -- A maverick's manifesto -- Drive -- Discipline -- Deep focus -- Get moving -- Own your diet -- Never stop moving.
"For the first time, McGraw will share the details of the mental and physical routine that got him in the best shape of his life. He suggests that there is no magic formula to getting stronger and healthier: it is about making a commitment to do and be better, and holding yourself accountable each day. McGraw didn't follow a playbook or have a squad of trainers overseeing his every step. He describes his way of getting into shape as more 'maverick'--tuning into a vision of what you personally want to achieve, staying focused, and putting in the work"-- Provided by publisher.

Melatonin : the natural supplement for better sleep

November 8, 2019
Hughes, Locke, author.
©2019
ix, 149 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"With our hectic everyday schedules, increasing anxiety, and addiction to disruptive phone and computer screens, getting the necessary shuteye can be a challenge. And when we don't, we suffer the consequences, from weight gain to grumpiness. For the many people seeking a simple, natural sleep aid, melatonin has come to the rescue. Melatonin takes a deep dive into the workings of this essential hormone, which regulates sleep and the body's circadian rhythm. Learn about its effects on the body, how to harness its benefits, and how to take supplements safely. Twenty recipes for snacks and elixirs containing foods that encourage the body to produce melatonin, along with a section featuring 30 ideas for calming bedtime rituals and routines, offer the guidance you'll need to finally catch some zzz's"--Amazon.com.

What God is honored here? : writings on miscarriage and infant loss by and for native women and women of color

November 4, 2019
Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2019]
274 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"What God is Honored Here? is a collection of 22 expressions of loss, pain, and recovery by women of color. Most essays are non-fiction, with two fiction pieces and three poems"-- Provided by publisher.

The slow moon climbs : the science, history, and meaning of menopause

November 1, 2019
Mattern, Susan P., 1966- author.
©2019
xi, 466 pages ; 25 cm
Prologue: The grandmother of us all -- Part I: Evolution -- Why Menopause? -- "Thank you, grandma, for human nature":the grandmother hypothesis -- Putting the "men" in menopause: male-centered theories of human evolution -- Foragers today: hunting, sharing, and super-uncles --Part II: History -- Our long stone age past: how grandmothers (maybe) conquered the world -- The age of farmers: patriarchy, property, and fertility control -- Reproduction and non-reproduction in some agrarian societies -- The modern world -- Part III: Culture -- Women's Hell: menopause and modern medicine -- What are you talking about? menopause in traditional societies -- Symptoms -- A cultural syndrome? -- Epilogue: good-bye to all that.
"Are the ways we look at menopause all wrong? Historian Susan Mattern says yes, and The Slow Moon Climbs reveals just how wrong we have been. Taking readers from the rainforests of Paraguay to the streets of Tokyo, Mattern draws on historical, scientific, and cultural research to reveal how our perceptions of menopause developed from prehistory to today. For most of human history, people had no word for menopause and did not view it as a medical condition. Rather, in traditional foraging and agrarian societies, it was a transition to another important life stage. This book, then, introduces new ways of understanding life beyond fertility. Mattern examines the fascinating "Grandmother Hypothesis"--which argues for the importance of elders in the rearing of future generations - as well as other evolutionary theories that have generated surprising insights about menopause and the place of older people in society. She looks at agricultural communities where households relied on postreproductive women for the family's survival. And she explores the emergence of menopause as a medical condition in the Western world. It was only around 1700 that people began to see menopause as a dangerous pathological disorder linked to upsetting symptoms that rendered women weak and vulnerable. Mattern argues that menopause was another syndrome, like hysterical suffocation or melancholia, that emerged or reemerged in early modern Europe in tandem with the rise of a professional medical class. The Slow Moon Climbs casts menopause, at last, in the positive light it deserves - not only as an essential life stage, but also as a key factor in the history of human flourishing."--Publisher's website.

The first cell : and the human costs of pursuing cancer to the last

November 1, 2019
Raza, Azra, author.
New York : Basic Books, 2019
xii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue : cancer and its discontents -- Introduction : from last to first -- Omar : the nobleness of life is to do thus -- Per : sand piles and cancer -- Lady N : a loaded gun -- Kitty C : what wound did ever heal but by degrees? -- JC : one touch of nature makes the whole world kin -- Andrew : was honesty a choice? -- Harvey : death stared him in the face, and he stared right back -- Aftermath : give sorrow words -- Epilogue : the dawn has already arrived.
A world-class oncologist delivers a devastating and deeply personal examination of cancer, offering a searing account of how both medicine and society (mis)treats cancer, how people can do better, and why they must.

To love and let go : a memoir of love, loss, and gratitude

November 1, 2019
Brathen, Rachel, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2019.
viii, 322 pages ; 22 cm
"While on her way to teach a yoga retreat in March 2014, Rachel Brathen collapses at an airport, brought to her knees by excruciating stomach pains. She is rushed to the hospital on the tiny island of Bonaire, and hours later forced to undergo surgery. When she wakes up from anesthesia, her boyfriend is weeping at her bedside. While Rachel was struck down with seemingly mysterious pain, her best friend, Andrea, sustained fatal injuries as a result of a car accident. Rachel and Andrea had a magical friendship. Though they looked nothing alike -- one girl tall, blond, and Swedish, the other short, brunette, and Colombian -- everyone called them gemelas: twins. Over the three years following Andrea's death, at what might appear from the outside to be the happiest time -- with her engagement to the man she loves and a blossoming career that takes her all over the world -- Rachel faces a series of trials that have the potential to define her life. Unresolved grief and trauma from her childhood make the weight of her sadness unbearable. When Rachel and her husband conceive a child, pregnancy becomes a time to heal and an opportunity to be reborn herself. As she recounts this transformative period, Rachel shares her hard-won wisdom about life and death, love and fear, what it means to be a mother and a daughter, and how to become someone who walks through the fire of adversity with the never-ending practice of loving hard and letting go"--Publisher's description.

Fire cider! : 101 zesty recipes for health-boosting remedies made with apple cider vinegar

October 31, 2019
Gladstar, Rosemary, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2019]
197 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Fire Cider! is a lively collection of 101 recipes contributed by more than 70 herbal enthusiasts"-- Provided by publisher.

Thinner leaner stronger : the simple science of building the ultimate female body

October 31, 2019
Matthews, Michael (Michael Patrick), 1984- author.
©2014
xx, 330 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The promises -- Introduction: Why thinner leaner stronger is different -- The hidden barrier to achieving your health and fitness goals -- What most people don't know about health, nutrition, and fitness. Part one: Physiology -- What most people don't know about health, nutrition, and fitness. Part two: Nutrition -- What most people don't know about health, nutrition, and fitness. Part three: General health -- The biggest muscle building myths and mistakes -- The 3 scientific laws of muscle growth -- The 5 biggest fat loss myths & mistakes -- The 4 scientific laws of healthy fat loss -- The inner game of getting fit -- How to become your own master : the simple science of willpower and self-control -- The simple way to set health and fitness goals that will motivate you -- Going beyond "clean eating" : the definitive guide to effective nutrition -- How to maximize your gains with pre- and post-workout nutrition -- Build the body you want eating the foods you love : the bigger leaner stronger "diet" -- How to eat healthy foods on a budget -- The thinner leaner stronger training philosophy -- The thinner leaner stronger training program -- The thinner leaner stronger workout routine -- Tracking your progress : if you can't measure it, you don't know it -- The code of a good training partner -- How to prevent workout injuries -- The no-BS guide to supplements : what works, what doesn't, and what to watch out for -- From here, your body will change -- Frequently asked questions -- The year one challenge for women : thinner, leaner, and stronger than ever in 12 months -- Would you do me a favor? -- The muscle for life custom meal plan : how to build muscle and lose fat eating foods you love -- I want to change the supplement industry, will you join me?
"If you want to be toned, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without crash dieting, "good genetics," or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements ... regardless of your age ... then you want to read this book"--Back cover.

Bioregulatory medicine : an innovative holistic approach to self-healing

October 30, 2019
Thom, Dickson, author.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2018]
234 pages ; 22 cm
"Bioregulatory medicine is a comprehensive and holistic approach to health that advocates the use of natural healing methods to support and restore the body's intrinsic self-regulating and self-healing mechanisms, as opposed to simply treating symptoms with integrative therapies. Bioregulatory medicine is about discovering the root cause of disease and takes into account the entire person from a genetic, epigenetic, metabolic, energetic, and emotional point of view. So while patients may have the same disease or prognosis, the manifestation of illness is entirely bioindividual and must be treated and prevented on an individual level. Forward-thinking patients and integrative practitioners will find Bioregulatory Medicine invaluable as they seek to deepen their understanding of the body's many regulating systems and innate ability to heal itself."--Provided by publisher.

The rabbit effect : live longer, happier, and healthier with the groundbreaking science of kindness

October 30, 2019
Harding, Kelli, author.
©2019
xxvi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
For all of its rigor and science, medicine is full of mysteries that doctors and research cannot explain. Patients who are biologically healthy, but feel ill. Patients who are biologically ill, but feel healthy. In 1978, an experiment designed to establish the relationship between high blood cholesterol and heart health in rabbits discovered that kindness-- in the form of a particularly nurturing post-doc who pet and spoke to the lab rabbits as she fed them-- made the difference between a heart attack and a healthy heart. Harding presents research that shows love, friendship, community, life's purpose, and our environment can have a greater impact on our health than anything that happens in the doctor's office. --Provided by publisher.

Fitness and exercise sourcebook.

October 29, 2019
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.

October 29, 2019
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.

October 29, 2019
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.

Super human : the Bulletproof plan to age backward and maybe even live forever

October 29, 2019
Asprey, Dave, author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
xxii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: Your ancestors were biohackers -- The four killers -- The seven pillars of aging -- Food is an anti-aging drug -- Sleep or die -- Using light to gain superpowers -- Turn your brain back on -- Metal bashing -- Polluting your body with ozone -- Fertility = Longevity -- Your teeth are a window to the nervous system -- Humans are walking petri dishes -- Virgin cells and vampire blood -- Don't look like an alien: avoiding baldness, grays, and wrinkles -- Hack your longevity like a Russian -- Afterword.
Dave Asprey suffered countless symptoms of aging as a young man, which sparked a life-long burning desire to grow younger with each birthday. For more than twenty years, he has been on a quest to find innovative, science-backed methods to upgrade human biology and redefine the limits of the mind, body, and spirit. The results speak for themselves. Now in his forties, Dave is smarter, happier, and more fit and successful than ever before. In Super Human, he shows how this is level of health and performance possible for all of us. While we assume we will peak in middle age and then decline, Asprey's research reveals there is another way. It is possible to make changes on the sub-cellular level to dramatically extend life span. And the tools to live longer also give you more energy and brainpower right now. The answers lie in Dave's Seven Pillars of Aging that contribute to degeneration and disease while diminishing your performance in the moment. Using simple interventions -- like diet, sleep, light, exercise, and little-known but powerful hacks from ozone therapy to proper jaw alignment -- you can decelerate cellular aging and supercharge your body's ability to heal and rejuvenate. A self-proclaimed human guinea pig, Asprey arms readers with practical advice to maximize their lives at every age with his signature mix of science-geek wonder, candor, and enthusiasm. Getting older no longer has to mean decline. Now it's an opportunity to become Super Human.

MCAT workout.

October 24, 2019
New York, NY : Penguin Random House
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
At head of title: The Princeton Review.
"By the staff of the Princeton Review."

The body : a guide for occupants

October 22, 2019
Bryson, Bill, author.
©2019
x, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
How to build a human -- The outside: skin and hair -- Microbial you -- The brain -- The head -- Down the hatch: the mouth and throat -- The heart and blood -- The chemistry department -- In the dissecting room: the skeleton -- On the move: bipedalism and exercise -- Equilibrium -- The immune system -- Deep breath: the lungs and breathing -- Food, glorious food -- The guts -- Sleep -- Into the nether regions -- In the beginning: conception and birth -- Nerves and pain -- When things go wrong: diseases -- When things go very wrong: cancer -- Medicine good and bad -- The end.
"Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As compulsively readable as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, "We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted." The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information"-- Provided by publisher.

When antidepressants aren't enough : harnessing the power of mindfulness to alleviate depression

October 22, 2019
Eisendrath, Stuart J., 1948- author.
Novato, California : New World Library, [2019]
xiii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A guide to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy as a treatment for major depressive disorder, written by a Professor Emeritus of psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco; includes meditation and visualization exercises to help readers manage the negative thoughts that cause and accompany depression"--Provided by publisher.

Your turn : ways to celebrate life through storytelling

October 22, 2019
Manning, Tyra, author.
Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2019.
xii, 153 pages ; 24 cm
"Creative expression through writing helps us uncover gems of hope and serenity, enabling us to navigate difficult times. Sharing stories with one another fills the space between us, inspires us, helps us forge stronger relationships, and teaches us that we're more alike than different. In Your Turn, renowned educator Dr. Tyra Manning offers examples of stories from her own life, followed by an invitation for readers to delve onto their own emotional histories, with plenty of room to explore on the page with writing prompts and tools. A guidebook for transformation through self-expression, Your Turn will spark readers' creative thought and offers them a space to document their own self-reflection--helping them overcome challenges and move forward."--Provided by publisher.

Blood and circulatory disorders sourcebook.

October 17, 2019
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., c1999-
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Basic consumer health information about blood and circulatory system disorders, such as anemia, leukemia, lymphoma, rh disease, hemophilia, thrombophilia, other bleeding and clotting deficiencies, and artery, vascular, and venous diseases, including facts about blood types, blood donation, bone marrow and stem cell transplants, tests and medications, and tips for maintaining circulatory health; along with a glossary of related terms and a list of resources for additional help and information"--Provided by publisher.

Men's health concerns sourcebook.

October 17, 2019
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., c1998-
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about health conditions of concern to men, along with tips for maintaining physical and mental wellness. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"--Provided by publisher.

Contagious diseases sourcebook.

October 17, 2019
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., c2004-
v. ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about the transmission and treatment of diseases spread from person to person, along with facts about prevention, self-care, and drug resistance. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

One nurse universe : recollections from the bedside

October 17, 2019
Turnage, Susan, author.
©2019
209 pages ; 23 cm
"My occupational memoir reveals observations on where nurses come from, how we are educated, treated in the workplace and how we learn to do what can never be taught in a curriculum. When a patient vomits explosively onto your chest, how you may unexpectedly vomit right back. How to explain to a deaf patient where a suppository goes, while an audience of staff and visitors listen in from the hallway. How to collect your thoughts and make a plan when you arrive for a home care visit to find your elderly confused patient has ingested a full bottle of liquid laxative and left evidence of those results all over the walls, floor and Barco lounger in the home. It is where medical science meets nursing artistry. Where technology meets humanity. Where hearts open and wounds heal. Through selected vignettes, I recognize modern nurses' courage to lean into discomfort and hard emotions. I acknowledge the power they hold in their healing hands and throw forward a lifeline of hope to renew their faith and joy in their vocation. And to my many non-nurse readers, come experience a nurse's day; what we see, feel, hear and touch. Have a peek behind the bedside curtain"--from Back cover.

Doctor dogs : how our best friends are becoming our best medicine

October 16, 2019
Goodavage, Maria, 1962- author.
New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC, [2019]
x, 353 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Stop the roller coaster, I want to get off : dogs and diabetics -- It's about to hit the fan : seizure-alert dogs and the people they love -- A doctor dog in this fight : how canines may one day help you survive cancer -- Dog, MD : multitalented, multipurpose medical dogs -- Fainting in front of the Queen : and other problems tackled by doctor dog specialists -- Hidden enemies : super dogs for superbugs -- The dog whisperers : from Freud's dog to the trombones and hills on the autism spectrum -- A heartbeat at my feet : the difference dogs make in mental illness -- After the war : dogs on the front lines of PTSD -- Stand by me : dogs in times of crisis and disaster.
New York Times bestselling author Maria Goodavage takes us on a thrilling, delightful, globe-trotting journey to discover the heartwarming and fascinating new world of doctor dogs. In this groundbreaking book, Goodavage brings us behind the scenes of cutting-edge science at top research centers, and into the lives of people whose well-being depends on their devoted, highly skilled personal MDs (medical dogs). With her signature wit and passion, Goodavage explores how doctor dogs are becoming our happy allies in the fight against dozens of physical and mental conditions. We meet dogs who detect cancer and Parkinson's disease, and dogs who alert people to seizures and diabetic lows or highs and other life-threatening physical ailments. Goodavage reveals the revolutionary ways dogs are helping those with autism, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. And she introduces us to intrepid canines who are protecting us from antibiotic-resistant bugs, and to dogs who may one day help keep us safe from epidemic catastrophe. Their paycheck for their lifesaving work? Heartfelt praise and a tasty treat or favorite toy. The emotional element in Doctor Dogs delivers as powerfully as the science. You don't have to be a dog lover to care deeply about what these dogs are doing and what we are learning from them--although if you're not a dog lover, you probably will be by the end of the book.

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