New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

February 27, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Plagues and peoples

February 26, 2020
McNeill, William Hardy, 1917-2016, author.
365 pages : map ; 21 cm
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday.
Man the hunter -- Breakthrough to history -- Confluence of the civilized disease pools of Eurasia : 500 B.C. to A.D. 1200 -- The impact of the Mongol Empire on shifting disease balances, 1200-1500 -- Transoceanic exchanges, 1500-1700 -- The ecological impact of medical science and organization since 1700.
"Plagues and peoples" offers an interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact--political, demographic, ecological, and psychological--of disease on cultures. From the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by the Spanish, to the bubonic plague in China, to the typhoid epidemic in Europe, the history of disease is the history of humankind. With the identification of AIDS in the early 1980s, another chapter has been added to this chronicle of events, which William McNeill explores in his new introduction to this updated edition.

The man in the red coat

February 24, 2020
Barnes, Julian, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.
265 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 22 cm
"This is a Borzoi Book" -- tp verso.
"From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending-a rich, witty, revelatory tour of Belle Époque Paris, via the remarkable life story of the pioneering surgeon, Samuel Pozzi. In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' intellectual shopping: a prince, a count, and a commoner with an Italian name. In time, each of these men would achieve a certain level of renown, but who were they then and what was the significance of their sojourn to England? Answering these questions, Julian Barnes unfurls the stories of their lives which play out against the backdrop of the Belle Époque in Paris. Our guide through this world is Samuel Pozzi, the society doctor, free-thinker and man of science with a famously complicated private life who was the subject of one of John Singer Sargent's greatest portraits. In this vivid tapestry of people (Henry James, Sarah Bernhardt, Oscar Wilde, Proust, James Whistler, among many others), place, and time, we see not merely an epoch of glamour and pleasure, but, surprisingly, one of violence, prejudice, and nativism-with more parallels to our own age than we might imagine. The Man in the Red Coat is, at once, a fresh portrait of the Belle Époque; an illuminating look at the longstanding exchange of ideas between Britain and France; and a life of a man who lived passionately in the moment but whose ideas and achievements were far ahead of his time"-- Provided by publisher.

Your body in balance : the new science of food, hormones, and health

February 17, 2020
Barnard, Neal D., 1953- author.
New York ; Boston : Grand Central Publishing, 2020.
xiii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Leading medical authority Dr. Neal D. Barnard provides readers with a way to use food to protect against chronic and terminal health problems caused by the excess hormones that are lurking in our diets"-- Provided by publisher.

One child : the true story of a tormented six-year-old and the brilliant teacher who reached out

February 13, 2020
Hayden, Torey L., author.
286 pages ; 20 cm
Six-year-old Sheila never spoke, she never cried, and her eyes were filled with hate. Abandoned on a highway by her mother, unwanted by her alcoholic father, Sheila was placed in a class for emotionally disturbed children after she committed an atrocious act of violence against another child. Everyone said Sheila was lost forever, everyone except her teacher, Torey Hayden. Torey fought to reach Sheila, to bring the abused child back from her secret nightmare, because beneath the rage, Torey saw in Sheila the spark of genius. And together they embarked on a wondrous journey--a journey gleaming with a child's joy at discovering a world filled with love and a journey sustained by a young teacher's inspiring bravery and devotion.--Back cover.

General rules and regulations for vessel inspection. Rivers

February 13, 2020
United States. Coast Guard.
Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 1943-
v. ; 26 cm.
Vols. for <1950>- issued as "CG-185."
"Title 46, C.F.R., parts 113 to 120, inclusive."

Gray's anatomy

February 12, 2020
Gray, Henry, 1825-1861, author.
London : Sirius/Arcturus, 2019.
374 : illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published as: Anatomy, descriptive and surgical.
"The text of Gray's Anatomy that is published here is that of the 2nd edition, revised, corrected, and enlarged by Gray...published in 1860.--Introduction.

The Queen V : everything you need to know about sex, intimacy, and down there health care

February 11, 2020
Walters, Jacqueline, author.
New York : Andy Cohen Books, 2020.
265 pages ; 24 cm
"In The Queen V, the beloved OB-GYN, celebrity doctor, and star of Bravo's Married to Medicine reveals the twelve principles behind a happy and healthy vagina...and other lady parts. After twenty years of private obstetrics and gynecological practice, there's nothing Dr. Jackie Walters hasn't seen. And now, in her new book, the widely-adored OB-GYN invites you to put your feet in the stirrups and investigate. Whether she's covering libido, contraceptives, labiaplasty, or fertility, Dr. Jackie educates readers with her characteristic grace and pragmatism. Both funny and informative, she brings you on a quest through the female reproductive system-answering all the burning (and itching, and smelling...) questions you've always been afraid to ask. Dr. Jackie knows that every woman is different, and she's designed a reading experience that's tailor-made for each individual. After taking a fun quiz to uncover your own vaginal personality (V.P.), you'll embark upon an eye-opening journey of self-discovery. Are you a Mary Jane, a Sanctified Snatch, or a Notorious V.A.G.? What's the shape of your vaginal flower-rosebud, tulip, or carnation? Dr. Jackie reveals the answer and doles out advice so personal you'll feel like you're in the office talking to her. For every time you've been draped in a paper gown and too embarrassed to ask that question, Dr. Jackie has you covered. Her book is a woman's guide to self-awareness that will educate, entertain, and empower others to achieve vaginal liberation. It's a must-read for anyone who owns (or loves) a vagina"-- Provided by publisher.

Science of running : analyze your technique, prevent injury, revolutionize your training

February 11, 2020
Napier, Chris, author.
London : Dorling Kindersley, 2020.
224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"Science of Running answers all your running-related questions, from what's going on in your lungs during a sprint to the science behind the legendary "runner's high." Learn how to run faster, further, and for longer--scientifically." -- provided by publisher

Mayo clinic on digestive health

February 11, 2020
Rochester, MN : Mayo Clinic, 2020.
vii, 327 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"How to prevent and treat common stomach and gut problems"--Cover.
This fourth edition has been newly revised and updated to include the latest information on everything from healthy digestion to cancer treatment, providing helpful advice for maintaining a healthy gut. --Provided by publisher.


February 7, 2020
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2020.
128 pages ; 23 cm
"Since the smallpox vaccine was invented in 1796, vaccination has played an essential role in eradicating a number of diseases, including polio, measles, tetanus, and smallpox. Despite its effectiveness at preventing disease outbreaks, vaccination has been met with resistance. It has on rare occasions caused patients to become injured or ill, encouraging some to deduce that they are not worth the risk. Questions about whether vaccines are linked to autism also abound. While universal vaccination would help to eliminate diseases, the question of whether it violates individual liberty merits consideration. The prospective future of vaccination will also be discussed"-- Provided by publisher.

Skimmed : breastfeeding, race, and injustice

February 7, 2020
Freeman, Andrea, (Associate Professor of Law), author.
xii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The famous Fultz quads -- Black breastfeeding in America -- Race-targeted formula marketing -- The bad black mother -- When formula rules -- Legalizing breast milk -- The Fultz quads after Pet Milk -- Conclusion : "first food" freedom
"The Famous Fultz Quads tells the heartbreaking story of America's first recorded African American quadruplets, their rise to fame and use as advertising symbols for baby formula companies, and the damage done both to their lives and the greater health and wellbeing of generations of African American families in the US."--Provided by the publisher.

Depression sourcebook.

February 6, 2020
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc.
volumes ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of various forms of depression, along with coping tips and strategies for building resilience and self-esteem. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Endocrine and metabolic disorders sourcebook.

February 6, 2020
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics
volumes ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about hormonal and metabolic disorders that affect the body's growth, development, and functioning, including disorders of the pancreas, ovaries and testes, and pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands, with facts about growth disorders, addison disease, cushing syndrome, conn syndrome, diabetic disorders, multiple endocrine neoplasia, inborn errors of metabolism, and more along with information about endocrine functioning, diagnostic and screening tests, a glossary of related terms, and directories of additional resources"--Provided by publisher.

Alternative healing in American history : an encyclopedia from acupuncture to yoga

February 6, 2020
Shally-Jensen, Michael, author.
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, [2019]
xix, 410 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
This book examines alternative healing practices in American popular culture. From traditional folk approaches to more recent developments, it discusses the rise and fall of more than 100 popular approaches to addressing both physical ailments and mental health needs. Provides illuminating descriptions of popular treatments, describing their underlying philosophies, the historical impetus behind each, and their fate with consumers. Casts a critical yet sympathetic historical eye on the development of numerous popular remedies and how they came to serve (or not) their users. Looks at both notable "alternative" therapies and therapies that emerged or split off from the mainstream to address a different need of their audiences. Explores treatments designed for healing the body, the mind, the spirit, and all three.--

The art of my life : the perspective of life through the eyes of an artist

February 6, 2020
Pearce, Joe, author.
488 pages ; 23 cm
Award winning fine artist Joe Pearce brings wisdom, humor, and creative perspective to the trials, tribulations, and party that is life. After growing up in the drug culture of the 70's, Joe Pearce turned to a fundamentalist church for personal redemption. He felt called to become a traveling evangelist and musical artist, which is how he met his wife. Joe eventually transitioned away from that belief system to become part of corporate America. Joe was working a job in financial services, 20 years into marriage, when his wife developed severe schizophrenia. "The Art of My Life" explores Joe's struggles with care taking for, and coping with, his wife's illness. Joe tells a raw, blatantly honest narrative of his unique life experiences while weaving in themes of his and other's art with the hopes of helping people find their passion along their own unique paths.

I know you're in there : winning our war against autism

February 5, 2020
Hinds, Marcia, author.
xxvi, 368 pages ; 24 cm
Our arrival on Autism Island -- A diagnosis and a prescription to nowhere -- Searching for solutions -- Escape from Autism Island -- Conquering the new world -- Can a family survive autism? -- Are we there yet?
Tells the true story of how, through diet, applied behavior analysis, consistent and rigorous medical treatment, and more, Ryan's family was able to overcome autism. It took a lot of trial and error, but today Ryan is an aerospace engineer, has friends, and lives a happy "typical" life. His recovery wasn't miraculous, but instead the result of getting proper medical care, and his parents never taking "no" for an answer. Includes examples and actionable steps to get your child the treatment and care that could help them beat autism.

Gray's anatomy for students

February 5, 2020
Drake, Richard L. (Richard Lee), 1950- author.
Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier, [2020]
xxii, 1153 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
The body -- Back -- Thorax -- Abdomen -- Pelvis and perineum -- Lower limb -- Upper limb -- Head and neck -- Neuroanatomy.
Easy to read, superbly illustrated, and clinically relevant, "Gray's Anatomy for Students", fourth edition, is the medical student's go-to text for essential information in human anatomy. This fully revised volume focuses on the core information students need to know, in an easy-to-access format and with additional multimedia features that facilitate effective study and mastery of the material. Expert authors and global advisors share their extensive teaching and clinical experience, using more than 1000 carefully crafted, original illustrations throughout the text. -- From publisher's description.

Early : an intimate history of premature birth and what it teaches us about being human

February 3, 2020
DiGregorio, Sarah, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
x, 347 pages ; 24 cm
Prologue: one birth -- The unexpected: millions of births. What happened? ; Treatments and outcomes ; Viability and the zone of parental discretion -- The body: incubation. The history of incubation: Coney Island, chicken eggs, and changelings ; The modern incubator, or how to build a giraffe ; The incubators of the future: babies in bags -- The breath: treating repiratory distress. Dr. Mildred Stahlman and the miniature iron lung ; Dr. Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos and the rugged machine ; JFK's lost baby and the advent of surfactant -- The Self: protecting the premature brain. The revolutionary practice of listening to preemies ; Follow-up care: preemie development beyond the NICU -- The threshold: end-of-life issues at birth. What should we do for 22-week babies? ; Knowing when to stop ; Choice, decisions, and the messiness of real life -- The crisis: the body under stress. Racism causes preterm birth ; What prematurity means in Mississippi ; Group prenatal care and the power of community -- The invisibles: breaking the silence. The hidden trauma of prematurity ; Grown preemies speak for themselves -- Epilogue.
"Impelled by the premature birth of her daughter, a journalist explores how modern medicine has changed regarding the care of babies born too early and of the ethical issues that can be involved"--Kirkus.

In the flo : unlock your hormonal advantage and revolutionize your life

February 3, 2020
Vitti, Alisa, author.
viii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A biohacking program for women, teaching them how to use their natural 28-day cycle to optimize their time, diet, fitness, work, and relationships. Presents a 4-week solution to manage energy and time according to female biochemistry. By working with each phase, you'll support your hormones, unlock peak creativity and performance, and avoid burnout. You'll know exactly when to eat certain foods, clear your social calendar, or ask for a raise--and you'll have the tools to do so. Includes meal plans and recipes for each phase; carts for phase-specific exercises, work tasks, and relationship activities; a daily planner that helps you align with your strengths in each phase; and a biohacking toolkit for navigating period problems and hormonal birth control.

Body 2.0 : the engineering revolution in medicine

January 29, 2020
Latta, Sara L., author.
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2020]
96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
From wooden toes to biobots -- If a salamander can grow a new leg, why can't I? -- Organs made to order -- Brainpower -- Editing the human genome -- Shining a light on neuroscience -- Designer bacteria -- Careers in biomedical engineering.
"Meet scientists who are on the verge of breakthroughs in biomedical engineering. From encouraging the body to regenerate damaged bone and muscle tissue to re-routing visual stimuli to the brain to help blind people see, these discoveries will change medicine radically."-- Provided by publisher.

Baby ever after : expanding your family after postpartum depression

January 29, 2020
Fox Starr, Rebecca, 1985- author.
xvi, 197 pages ; 24 cm
Part 1. A hard story. My shop is closed -- Or is it? -- Part 2. A hopeful story. Grand reopening -- Blueprints: pregnancy after postpartum depression -- 24-7, 365: adoption after postpartum depression -- Open for occupancy: surrogacy after postpartum depression -- How to hang the "closed" sign: choosing not to expand one's family -- When you leave the door ajar, the weather is always windy: you just aren't sure -- Holding the keys.
"Choosing to have another baby after suffering from prenatal or postpartum depression can feel overwhelming and hopeless. It doesn't have to. Exploring existing options, complex emotions, and personal accounts, Rebecca Fox Starr takes readers on a thoughtful exploration of what choosing to have, or not have, another baby means to women and families"-- Provided by publisher.

Keto answers : simplifying everything you need to know about the world's most confusing diet

January 29, 2020
Gustin, Anthony.
Middletown, DE : Four Pillar Health, c2019.
484 pages ; illustrations ; 22 cm.
Keto -- Ketosis in action -- Ketosis and you.
Do you want to lose fat and improve your health? You've probably seen all of the success stories about the ketogenic diet. You've done your research, but nothing makes sense. There's so much confusion! Do you count total or net carbs? Should you eat a lot of protein or not? Is keto safe long term?

Killer high : a history of war in six drugs

January 29, 2020
Andreas, Peter, 1965- author.
ix, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: How drugs made war and war made drugs -- Drunk on the front -- Where there's smoke there's war -- Caffeinated conflict -- Opium, empire, and geopolitics -- Speed warfare -- Cocaine wars -- Conclusion: The drugged battlefields of the twenty-first century.
"In his path-breaking Killer High, Andreas shows how six psychoactive drugs--ranging from old to relatively new, mild to potent, licit to illicit, natural to synthetic--have proven to be particularly important war ingredients. This sweeping history tells the story of war from antiquity to the modern age through the lens of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, opium, amphetamines, and cocaine. Beer and wine drenched ancient and medieval battlefields, and the distilling revolution lubricated the conquest and ethnic cleansing of the New World. Tobacco became globalized through soldiering, with soldiers hooked on smoking and governments hooked on taxing it. Caffeine and opium fueled imperial expansion and warfare. The commercialization of amphetamines in the twentieth century energized soldiers to fight harder, longer, and faster, while cocaine stimulated an increasingly militarized drug war that produced casualty numbers surpassing most civil wars. As Andreas demonstrates, armed conflict has become progressively more "drugged" with the introduction, mass production, and global spread of mind-altering substances. As a result, we cannot understand the history of war without including drugs, and we similarly cannot understand the history of drugs without including war. From ancient brews and battles to meth and modern warfare, drugs and war have grown up together and become addicted to each other"-- Provided by publisher.

Normal : a mother and her beautiful son

January 28, 2020
Newman, Magdalena M., author.
ix, 260 pages ; 22 cm
"A moving memoir from the mother of a child with Treacher Collins Syndrome, with a foreword by R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder"--Provided by publisher.

The self-care solution : a year of becoming happier, healthier, and fitter--one month at a time

January 27, 2020
Ashton, Jennifer, 1969- author.
275 pages ; 24 cm
January: dry month -- February: push-ups and planks -- March: meditation -- April: cardio -- May: less meat, more plants -- June: hydration -- July: more steps -- August: mindful tech -- September: less sugar -- October: stretching -- November: sleep -- December: laughter -- Epilogue: turning challenges into change.
Month by month, Dr. Ashton tackles a different area of wellness with the hope that the lessons she learns and the improved health she experiences will motivate her (and you) to make each change permanent. Throughout, she offers easy-to-comprehend health information about the particular challenge to help you understand its benefits and to stick with it. Whether it's adding cardio or learning how to meditate, Dr. Ashton makes these daily lifestyle choices and changes feel possible--and shows how beneficial a mindful lifestyle can be.

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