New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

January 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Good to go : what the athlete in all of us can learn from the strange science of recovery

January 22, 2019
Aschwanden, Christie, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
302 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Just-so science -- Be like Mike -- The perfect fuel -- The cold war -- Flushing the blood -- Calming the senses -- The rest cure -- Selling snake oil -- Losing your zoom -- The magic metric -- Hurts so good.
"In recent years recovery has become a sports and fitness buzzword. Anyone who works out or competes at any level is bombarded with the latest recovery products and services: from drinks and shakes to compression sleeves, foam rollers, electrical muscle stimulators, and sleep trackers. In Good to Go, acclaimed FiveThirtyEight science writer Christie Aschwanden takes readers on an entertaining and enlightening tour through this strange world. She investigates whether drinking Gatorade or beer after training helps or hinders performance; she examines the latest trends among athletes, from NFL star Tom Brady's infrared pajamas to gymnast Simone Biles' pneumatic compression boots to swimmer Michael Phelps’s 'cupping' ritual; and she tests some of the most controversial methods herself, including cryochambers, float tanks, and infrared saunas. At a time when the latest recovery products and services promise so much, Good to Go seeks answers to the fundamental question: Do any of them actually help the body recover and achieve peak performance?"--Inside dust jacket.

Clean eating, dirty sex : sensual superfoods and aphrodisiac practices for ultimate sexual health and connection

January 22, 2019
Davis, Lisa.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2019]
213 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Dirty eating: recipe for disaster -- Clean eating: highway to health -- The bedroom blues -- Bedrock of bedroom bliss -- Stock your pantry for pleasure -- Turn-on recipes.

Diabetes sourcebook.

January 18, 2019
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc.
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about diagnosis, treatment, and management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, along with facts about lifestyle issues and preventing complications. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Gastrointestinal diseases and disorders sourcebook.

January 18, 2019
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, c1996-
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Basic consumer health information about the upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including the esophagus, stomach, intestines, rectum, liver, and pancreas, with facts about gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis, appendicitis, ulcers, celiac disease, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, gallstones, and other diseases and disorders related to the digestive process ; along with information about cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, food intolerances, and commonly used diagnostic and surgical procedures, statistics, a glossary, and resources for additional help and information."

The magic feather effect : the science of alternative medicine and the surprising power of belief

January 17, 2019
Warner, Melanie, author.
New York : Scribner, 2019.
x, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Donna's Eden: under the influence of an energy healer -- Lost in translation: the enduring practice of acupuncture -- Telltale toothpicks: acupuncture and the randomized, placebo-controlled trial -- The pharmacy within: what does a placebo effect feel like? -- Healing partners: a case of vanishing back pain -- My back is out: the hand therapy of chiropractic -- This feeling in my body: how acupuncture really works -- Brain pain: the modern neuroscientific view of pain -- The illness of disease: energy medicine and a rare disease -- The Zen response: stress reduction and the immune system -- The emotional rescue: a miracle at Lourdes -- All in my head: the German psychosomatics -- Something to believe in: waking up neurons after a spinal cord injury -- Believing is seeing: searching for signs of healing energy -- Why doctors need to be more like alternative healers (and vice versa).
Author and journalist Melanie Warner takes readers on a vivid, fascinating journey through the world of alternative medicine. Crossing continents and sides of the debate, visiting prestigious research clinics and ordinary people's homes, she investigates the scientific underpinning for the purportedly magical results of these practices and reveals not only the medical power of beliefs and placebo effects, but also the range, limits, and uses of the surprising system of self-healing that resides inside us. -- Adapted from book jacket.

Essential oils : ancient medicine

January 17, 2019
Axe, Josh, author.
511 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"50+ essential oils; 125+ natural remedies; 70+ healthy recipes"--Cover.
Essential oil foundations -- Single essential oils and carrier oils -- Conditions -- Special areas of essential oil use -- Essential oil recipes. Food ; Health & healing ; Home ; Self-care.
In a world where medicine cabinets are packed full of prescription medications and synthetic drugs--with lists of dangerous side effects longer than benefits--it's time to discover a superior alternative with thousands of years of historical backing and current scientific review. It's time to be educated on what essentials oil are and why they are so powerful, to feel empowered to use essential oils safely and effectively to enrich your health and your family's health and get equipped to start enjoying the multiple benefits of essential oils in your everyday life: from treating cuts, scratches and stuffy noses to providing chemical-free personal care, household cleaning and natural pet care.

When death becomes life : notes from a transplant surgeon

January 16, 2019
Mezrich, Joshua D., author.
x, 371 pages ; 24 cm
A transplant surgeon discusses the pioneers, science, and ethical challenges of organ transplantation as well as the ways that organ transplants have revolutionized medical care, and offers illuminating stories of his own patients.

Quick and healthy keto zone cookbook

January 16, 2019
Colbert, Don, author.
New York, NY : Worthy, [2018]
217 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"The holistic lifestyle for losing weight, increasing energy, and feeling great"--Jacket.
"New York Times and Amazon best-selling author Dr. Don Colbert's recipes for getting into and staying in the Keto Zone so that you can lose weight, increase energy, and feel great. Full page, four-color images of recipes included throughout."--Publisher's description.

Sacred bullet : transforming trauma to grace while tending the terminally ill ; a memoir

January 16, 2019
Hoffman, Ron, author.
239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Ron Hoffman survived a nearly fatal bullet wound as a boy of ten. Now he spends his life as a national leader in the holistic care of people living with Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS.

Do what feels good : recipes, remedies, and routines to treat your body right

January 15, 2019
Bronfman, Hannah, author.
321 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Body. Everybody has an opinion: tuning out the haters -- Listen to your body: your skin tells a story -- Love you, mean it: self-care starts with your gut -- The potion project: tonics for higher vibes -- Food: Everything's better with almond butter: eat what feels good -- Come and get it: breakfast food for every mood -- Broth for days: soups and other liquid magic -- Spread me on everything: butters and pâtés -- One bowl fits all: get your protein right here -- Three ways: entrées your way -- Make it a double: everybody's on the couch getting tipsy -- Healthy hedonism: desserts and something extra -- Life: Do it and do it and do it again: routines are key -- #FitFam: get up and move (but rest days, too) -- Mask on: handmade beauty and bath products -- All the ladies in the place with style and grace: express yourself.

The beautiful cure : the revolution in immunology and what it means for your health

January 15, 2019
Davis, Daniel M. (Daniel Michael), 1970- author.
260 pages ; 24 cm
Overview -- Part one. The scientific revolution in immunity. Dirty little secrets -- The alarm cell -- Restraint and control -- A multibillion-dollar blockbuster -- Part two. The galaxy within. Fever, stress and the power of the mind -- Time and space -- The guardian cells -- Future medicines -- Epilogue.
The immune system holds the key to human health. In The Beautiful Cure, leading immunologist Daniel M. Davis describes how the scientific quest to understand how the immune system works and how it is affected by stress, sleep, age, and our state of mind?is now unlocking a revolutionary new approach to medicine and well-being. The body's ability to fight disease and heal itself is one of the great mysteries and marvels of nature. But in recent years, painstaking research has resulted in major advances in our grasp of this breathtakingly beautiful inner world: a vast and intricate network of specialist cells, regulatory proteins, and dedicated genes that are continually protecting our bodies. Far more powerful than any medicine ever invented, the immune system plays a crucial role in our daily lives. We have found ways to harness these natural defenses to create breakthrough drugs and so-called immunotherapies that help us fight cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and many age-related diseases, and we are starting to understand whether activities such as mindfulness might play a role in enhancing our physical resilience. Written by a researcher at the forefront of this adventure, The Beautiful Cure tells a dramatic story of scientific detective work and discovery, of puzzles solved and mysteries that linger, of lives sacrificed and saved. With expertise and eloquence, Davis introduces us to this revelatory new understanding of the human body and what it takes to be healthy.

The back pain relief diet : the undiscovered key to reducing inflammation and eliminating pain

January 14, 2019
Sinett, Todd, author.
Bridgehampton, NY : East End Press, [2018]
viii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"The Sinnett Solution"--Cover.

Hurry down sunshine : a father's story of love and madness

January 14, 2019
Greenberg, Michael, 1952- author.
239 pages ; 21 cm
"This international bestseller is an extraordinary family story and an exceptionally powerful memoir about coping with bipolar disorder, now with a new afterword for the ten-year anniversary edition. Michael Greenberg recounts in vivid detail the remarkable summer when, at the age of fifteen, his daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally's sudden visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among other places, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during the city's sweltering summer. It is a tale of a family broken open, then painstakingly, movingly stitched together again. Greenberg's unforgettable cast of characters includes an unconventional psychiatrist, an Orthodox Jewish patient, a manic Classics professor, a movie producer, and a landlord with literary aspirations. Unsentimental, nuanced, and deeply humane, Hurry Down Sunshine is essential reading in the literature of affliction with such classics as Girl, Interrupted and An Unquiet Mind"--Provided by publisher.

Dating and sex : a guide for the 21st century teen boy

January 11, 2019
Smiler, Andrew P., 1965-
Washington, DC : Magination Press, [2016]
288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Dating and hooking up -- Asking someone out -- Making love last : how to have a long-term relationship -- Dating and being sexual : private relationships and public knowledge -- Consent : giving it and receiving it -- Solo sex : being sexual with yourself -- Partnered sex : being sexual with someone else -- Being sexual and being safe : protecting yourself and your partner -- Realities and stereotypes : gender roles and sexual orientation -- Looking good : body and appearance -- Puberty : physical and personal.
Presents information about dating and sex for teenage boys, including such topics as puberty, asking someone out on a date, and sexual orientation.

A retrospect of the development of American pharmacy and the American Pharmaceutical Association : an address delivered at the semi-centennial celebration of the American Pharmaceutical Association, at Philadelphia, Pa., September 11th, 1902

January 11, 2019
Hoffmann, Frederick.
[Philadelphia, PA] : [publisher not identified], [1902]
45 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
From the Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association, 1902.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has original paper wrappers which are detached.

The plant paradox quick and easy : the 30-day plan to lose weight, feel great, and live lectin-free

January 10, 2019
Gundry, Steven R., author.
xiii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
In Dr. Steven Gundry's breakout bestseller The Plant Paradox, readers learned the surprising truth about foods that have long been regarded as healthy. Lectins--a type of protein found in fruits, vegetables, legumes, dairy, and grains--wreak havoc on the gut, creating systemic inflammation and laying the groundwork for disease and weight gain. Avoiding lectins offers incredible health benefits but requires a significant lifestyle change--one that, for many people, can feel overwhelming. Now, in The Plant Paradox Quick and Easy, Dr. Gundry makes it simpler than ever to go lectin free. His 30-day challenge offers incentives, support, and results along with a toolkit for success. With grocery lists, meal plans, time-saving cooking strategies, all-new recipes, and guidance for families and those following specialized diets (including ketogenic and vegan), The Plant Paradox Quick and Easy is the all-in-one resource Plant Paradox fans and newcomers alike need to jumpstart results reap the health benefits of living lectin-free. --Publisher

Joy enough : a memoir

January 9, 2019
McColl, Sarah, author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
164 pages ; 22 cm
"From a bracingly beautiful new voice comes this life-affirming memoir of a daughter making and remaking her life in her mother's image. Sifting gingerly through memories of her late mother, brilliant newcomer Sarah McColl has penned a breathtaking tribute to the joy and pain of loving well. Even as her own marriage splinters, McColl drops everything when her mother is diagnosed with cancer, returning to the family farmhouse and laboring over elaborate meals in the hopes of nourishing her back to health. In a series of vibrant vignettes--lipstick applied, novels read, imperfect cakes baked--McColl reveals a woman of endless charm and infinite love for her unruly brood of children. Mining the dual losses of both her young marriage and her beloved mother, McColl confronts her identity as a woman, walking lightly in the footsteps of the woman who came before her and clinging fast to the joy she left behind. With candor reminiscent of classics like C. S. Lewis's A Grief Observed, Joy Enough offers a story that blooms with life"-- Provided by publisher.

Dressing on the side (and other diet myths debunked) : 11 science-based ways to eat more, stress less, and feel great about your body

January 9, 2019
London, Jaclyn.
New York : Grand Central Life & Style, 2019.
310 pages ; 24 cm.
Losing weight and feeling better shouldn't feel like a punishment. You deserve to love your routine while honing and solidifying habits that help you look and feel your best. All of this can and will be done within the context of your busier than ever lifestyle. With her extensive background in medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling and in the editorial setting at Good Housekeeping, London has seen it all when it comes to the struggles of understanding how and what to eat. Dressing on the side is loaded with simple, actionable strategies for prioritizing foods, eliminating the stress that accompanies food you love and cultivating confidence in your choices. The eleven chapters are inspired by the most common real life perceptions of what it takes to lose weight; London breaks what's at the heart of the issue and offers tools shortcuts and solutions that work within any scenario.

The pain companion : everyday wisdom for living with and moving beyond chronic pain

January 9, 2019
Shockley, Sarah (Sarah Anne), author.
Novato, California : New World Library, [2018]
xiv, 177 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Foreward: Pain, the unwanted gift -- Introduction -- Part 1: Pain moves in -- Part 2: The emotional life of chronic pain -- Part 3: Meditative approaches to physical pain -- Part 4: When pain is the teacher
"A holistic guide to coping with chronic pain, written by a woman suffering from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome; book aims to provide strategies for mitigating the emotional, financial, and social consequences of living with debilitating pain"-- Provided by publisher.

The disaster survival guide : how to prepare for and survive floods, fires, earthquakes, and more

January 9, 2019
Jones, Marie D., 1961- author.
Canton, MI : Visible Ink Press, [2018]
xvi, 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part 1: The threats : natural and man-made disasters. The worst natural disasters we've faced ; Avalanches to wildfires : the darker side of nature ; Man-made disasters -- Part 2: Readiness. What to do before it happens ; Making a plan ; Getting ready ; Learning from preppers and survivalists -- Part 3: Response. Should I stay or should I go? ; First aid, triage, and trauma ; Travel safety ; Personal safety ; Wilderness survival -- Part 4: Before, during, and after from A to Z. Preparing for and surviving emergencies and disasters ; Large-scale disasters ; Dangers in the home ; Harvey, Irma, and the Vegas massacre.
"Living in a world where most anything can happen at any time means that no one is ever completely safe. With climate change bringing more and more megastorms, longer and deeper droughts, and a rising sea level, and with other dangers out there from crime and terrorism to dangerous wildlife encounters and accidents at home and on the road, expecting the unexpected can reduce--and possibly eliminate--the damage and loss to you and your loved ones. It pays to be prepared! When catastrophe strikes, no matter how big or small, being ready and knowing how to respond can be the difference between the loss of life and survival. [This book] shows how to prepare for and respond to any crisis, man-made or natural, wherever it might occur and however small or large it might be. Using what has been learned from previous disasters, this indispensable book illustrates how others survived past crises and managed to rebuild their lives. Covering the basic needs from food, water, and first aid to shelter, security, and self-defense, this informative guide walks readers through the steps it takes to create their own personal emergency action plan. It provides a catalog of the skills, tools, and items needed to endure and overcome a variety of situations and circumstances. Plus, it provides insights into how to react and respond when disaster does strike. Critical decisions faced during an emergency are considered: whether to stay or to go, where to go, how to stay informed, and more. Truly essential, this comprehensive guide takes a clear-eyed look at what to do should the worst happen. It is essential reading during these volatile times."--Back cover.

Am I dying?! : a complete guide to your symptoms -- and what to do next

January 8, 2019
Kelly, Christopher R., author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
xii, 337 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Head and neck -- Chest and back -- Belly -- Lady parts -- Gentleman parts -- Bathroom trouble -- Arms and legs -- Skin and hair -- Postscript: Turns out you're fine.
Most new symptoms turn out to be minor issues, but if you have one, how worried should you be. The authors walk you through the most common symptoms and provide helpful, conversational guidance on what to do. Organized in a humorous, easy-to-access format and packed with practical information and expert advice, this book is an essential resource for your household. -- adapted from back cover summary.

Better balance for life : banish the fear of falling with simple activities added to your everyday routine

January 8, 2019
Clements, Carol (Personal trainer), author.
New York : The Experiment, [2018]
viii, 182 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"A 10-week plan"--Cover.
As you age, stumbling blocks are everywhere: the bottom step, the roadside curb, and even the living room carpet. But you don't have to live in fear of falling. With Better Balance for Life, you will learn all-new, simple activities to help you build strength and increase flexibility to improve your balance! In this ten-week program, personal trainer Carol Clements shows you effortless moves to slide into your everyday routine. Already brushing your teeth? Try standing on one foot while touching the counter to build stability. Watching TV? Learn how to extend your toes and flex your ankle to develop more nimble feet--and greater mobility. With four new activities each week, building better balance is fun and easy. By the end, you, too, will be marching with your eyes closed!

Parenting children with mental health challenges : a guide to life with emotionally complex kids

January 8, 2019
Vlock, Deborah, author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
xx, 177 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- How do you know your child has a mental health disorder? -- At home with mental illness/mental illness at home -- When you must get out and about -- When school makes your kid sick(er) -- Maintaining your healthy relationships, ditching the toxic ones -- The key to better access and care may be at the tip of your tongue -- Afterword.
Drawing on her own experiences and those of other parents, plus tips from mental health professionals, Vlock suggests ways of parenting smarter, partnering better, and living more fully and less fearfully in the shadow of childhood psychiatric illness. Offers overwhelmed readers guidance, solidarity, and hope.

Guide to getting it on : unzipped!

January 8, 2019
Joannides, Paul (Paul N.), author.
624 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction -- Beginning -- Romance -- Kissing -- Importance of getting naked -- On the penis -- Semen confidential -- Fun with a foreskin -- Hypospadias -- Balls, balls, balls -- Prostate & male pelvic underground -- What's inside a girl -- Population in the trillions -- Hymen -- Nipples, nipples, nipples -- Ultimate tenderness -- Orgasms, sunsets & hand grenades -- Orgasm talk -- Consent -- Zen of finger fucking -- Handjobs - different strokes for different blokes -- Doing yourself in your partner's presence -- Oral sex -- vulvas & honey pots -- Oral sex - popsicles & penises -- Condoms - for the ride of your life -- Concerns about sex lube -- Horizontal jogging - intercourse -- Surfing the crimson wave -- Playing with yourself -- Oscillator, generator, vibrator, dildo -- Up your bum - anal sex -- Sex fantasies -- Fairy pornmother -- Porndoggie's dirty dozen -- When women watch porn -- How the Internet killed the plumber in porn -- Bye bye v-card -- losing your virginity -- Sex when you move back home -- Sex with a co-worker -- Casual sex -- Threesomes -- Double penetration -- Between vanilla and kink -- Kinky corner - spanking and more -- Sexual orientation -- Premature ejaculation: when your penis has ADHD -- Delayed ejaculation -- Dead wood. Boner down! -- Damn that hurts - when sex is painful -- Pill, your sex drive & depression -- Good sex after bad - rape & abuse -- God, sex and goodbye! -- Free chapters at -- Index.
Covers many aspects of adult human sexuality, with a brief historical and educational overview of the body and detailed descriptions of various techniques, acts, and fantasies.

The inflamed mind : a radical new approach to depression

January 7, 2019
Bullmore, Edward T., author.
New York, N.Y. : Picador, 2019.
xv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Daring to think differently -- Root canal blues -- Neuro-immunology and immuno-psychiatry what does an inflamed mind look like? -- The revolution will not be televised -- The workings of the immune system -- Inflammation and infection -- Location, location, location -- Communication: the medium is the message -- Rapid rebuttal and learning -- Auto-immunity: the flip side -- Hiding in plain sight -- It's depressing being ill -- The cogito, God, and the machine -- A long shadow -- Mrs P is not alone -- A bona fide blockbuster -- The Cartesian blind spot -- Melancholia after Descartes -- From black bile to MDD -- A cross to bear -- Super-shrink -- Dancing in the sanatorium -- The golden age -- Farcical serotonin -- Bereft of biomarkers -- How? -- Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence -- A stubborn fact -- Causes must come first -- The Berlin wall in the brain -- Inflamed brains -- Why? -- What could make you inflamed (and depressed)? -- Flaming stressed -- Causal chains and cycles -- Ultimately, the answer must always be Darwin -- A savannah survival story -- So what? -- Medical apartheid -- Could it be different already? -- Market failure -- Beyond blockbusters: better but not bigger than Prozac -- Alzheimer's disease and the yin and yang of microglia -- Schizophrenia and auto-intoxication.
"In this game-changing book, University of Cambridge Professor of Psychiatry Edward Bullmore reveals the breakthrough new science on the link between depression and inflammation of the body and brain. He explains how and why we now know that mental disorders can have their root cause in the immune system, and outlines a future revolution in which treatments could be specifically targeted to break the vicious cycle of stress, inflammation and depression. The Inflamed Mind goes far beyond the clinic and the lab, representing a whole new way of looking at how mind, brain and body all work together in a sometimes misguided effort to help us survive in a hostile world. It offers insights into the story of Western medicine, how we have got it wrong as well as right in the past, and how we could start getting to grips with depression and other mental disorders much more effectively in the future"-- Provided by publisher.

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