New Arrivals · Health & Medicine

April 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Running is my therapy : relieve stress and anxiety, fight depression, ditch bad habits, and live happier

April 19, 2018
Douglas, Scott, 1964- author.
New York, NY : The Experiment, [2018]
287 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
How running helps your brain -- How running helps people with depression -- How running helps people with anxiety -- How to use running to improve your mood -- Running and antidepressants -- Running and talk therapy -- Running and cognitive behavioral therapy -- Running and mindfulness -- Running and strong social connections -- Running and meaningful pursuits -- Running and a healthy lifestyle -- What running can and can't do -- Appendix: Quick tips on using running to manage mental health.

Forest bathing : how trees can help you find health and happiness

April 19, 2018
Li, Qing (Medical doctor), author.
New York : Viking, 2018.
300 pages : color illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"The definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happiness Notice how a tree sways in the wind. Run your hands over its bark. Take in its citrusy scent. As a society we suffer from nature deficit disorder, but studies have shown that spending mindful, intentional time around trees--what the Japanese call shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing--can promote health and happiness. In this beautiful book--featuring more than 100 color photographs from forests around the world, including the forest therapy trails that criss-cross Japan--Dr. Qing Li, the world's foremost expert in forest medicine, shows how forest bathing can reduce your stress levels and blood pressure, strengthen your immune and cardiovascular systems, boost your energy, mood, creativity, and concentration, and even help you lose weight and live longer. Once you've discovered the healing power of trees, you can lose yourself in the beauty of your surroundings, leave everyday stress behind, and reach a place of greater calm and wellness"-- Provided by publisher.

The performance cortex : how neuroscience is redefining athletic genius

April 18, 2018
Schonbrun, Zach, author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2018]
viii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Athletic genius. All the sports journalists in the world can't explain it. Why was Michael Jordan so good? Was it just his joints and muscles? Did he just eat better breakfasts? Zach Schonbrun delivers a groundbreaking new perspective on the science of elite sporting performance. In the course of his work as a sports and business reporter at The New York Times, Zach Schonbrun came upon the research of two young entrepreneurial neuroscientists working on the neural profiles of athletes performing what is famously considered the hardest task in sport: hitting a baseball. They had developed their own brain measuring aparatus, which provided data suggesting a revolution in how we think about athletic ability. How well your brain controls your body--your motor control--is what matters most. Following this story led to the work of a band of researchers around the world, the "motor hunters," and the most important book on sports since Moneyball. Those first two researchers that Schonbrun met are now under contract to major league baseball teams. Why couldn't Michael Jordan, master athlete that he was, hit a baseball? Why can't modern robotics come close to replicating the dexterity of a five-year-old? Why do good quarterbacks always seem to know where their receivers are? Why are tennis stars math geniuses? And why do all animals have brains in the first place?In this wide-ranging and deeply researched book, Schonbrun investigates the keys to what actually drives human movement and its spectacular potential. New explorations in the brain help explain the extraordinary skills that set apart talented performers like Stephen Curry, Peyton Manning, Roger Federer, Bryce Harper, Jordan Spieth, racing superstar Lewis Hamilton, ballet prodigy Misty Copeland, and international soccer star Neymar; as well as musical virtuosos like world-class string players, keyboardists, and drummers; and even Paralympic gold medalist Rudy Garcia-Tolson. The understanding of the human body in motion--running, swinging, strumming, driving--remains one of the most fascinating scientific pursuits. Sports franchises are now beginning to recognize that it is the brain, not just the mechanics of the body, that powers most of the athletic gifts we strain to see in our cavernous arenas. Grasping those golden gifts, going from good to great, requires more than understanding the ten-thousand-hour rule. It requires a new way of thinking about expert performers. It's not about the million-dollar arm anymore. It's about the million-dollar brain"-- Provided by publisher.

The heroin crisis

April 18, 2018
Cashin, H. John, author.
64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
A growing crisis -- A short history of Heroin -- The pill problem -- Drug cartels and Heroin -- What can be done?
"Over the past decade, use of the illicit drug heroin has been rising steadily in the United States. Heroin overdose deaths have also spiked, increasing by more than 50 percent between 2007 and 2016, according to the most recently available data from the Drug Enforcement Administration. Heroin use was once relatively rare in the United States, but drug cartels from Latin America have been steadily shipping large quantities into the country. The demand for heroin has also been fueled because it is a cheaper alternative to prescription opioid painkillers that provides a similar high. This book examines the facts about the ongoing heroin crisis. It provides information about the drug cartels and their role in supplying this deadly drug, how heroin is distributed in American communities large and small, and the dangerous effects of the drug on its users" -- provided by publisher.

They'll never be the same : a parent's guide to PTSD in youth

April 18, 2018
Scheeringa, Michael S., author.
Las Vegas : Central Recovery Press, [2018]
250 pages ; 23 cm
Paths to acceptance : a beginning -- Life threat is trauma -- All stress is not trauma -- Symptoms -- Seven reasons why PTSD is under-recognized -- Proper assessment -- Complex problems -- Facing the disinformation critics of the DSM-5 -- Blame the mother -- The facts on parents : do they help, hurt, or make no difference? -- The decision to get help : if you build it, they won't come -- How to find good treatment -- Treatment for complicated cases -- Memory: the unwelcome guest and the girl who forgot she was abused -- Frequently asked questions -- Appendix A How to talk with youths following traumas -- Appendix B Elements of cognitive behavior therapy for PTSD -- Appendix C Therapist likeable checklist.

Tantric sex and menopause : practices for spiritual and sexual renewal

April 18, 2018
Richardson, Diana, author.
Rochester, Vermont : Destiny Books, [2018]
xviii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"A tantric guide to discovering the hidden gifts of menopause - Explains why Tantra works for menopausal women and how their bodies are naturally entering a more tantric phase focused on creative, spiritual energy - Details tantric practices and tools to connect with the body's inner intuitive wisdom, remove the "performance pressure" of conventional sex, and set the stage for passion and pleasure to thrive both in the bedroom and beyond - Explores what to expect physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and in relationships"-- Provided by publisher.

FPGEE review : a companion guide to NAPLEX : strategies, practice & review

April 17, 2018
Kriak, John, author.
New York : Kaplan Publishing, [2017]
v, 515 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Use alongside Kaplan's NAPLEX review test"--Cover.
Overview of Kaplan FPGEE preparation -- FPGEE-focused review of the NAPLEX text -- FPGEE comprehensive review. Basic biomedical sciences ; Pharmaceutical sciences ; Social/behavioral/administrative sciences ; Clinical sciences.
"Used in conjunction with Kaplan's NAPLEX strategies, practice and review, this book will help you achieve your foreign pharmacy certification. The content includes the essential topics outlined in the FPGEE competency statements and expert guidance on preparing for the exam"--Back cover.

When food is comfort : nurture yourself mindfully, rewire your brain, and end emotional eating

April 16, 2018
Simon, Julie M., 1956- author.
Novato, California : New World Library, [2018]
xiii, 316 pages : 23 cm
"A guide to overcoming compulsive overeating by understanding the root psychological causes. Describes coping strategies such as developing mindful awareness of emotions and bodily sensations, practicing self-validation, and re-framing self-defeating thoughts. Contains case studies and practical exercises"-- Provided by publisher.

This is how I save my life : from California to India, a true story of finding everything when you are willing to try anything

April 16, 2018
Scher, Amy B., author.
256 pages ; 21 cm
"This account was previously self-published in different form in 2013 as: This is how I save my life : a true story of embryonic stem cells, Indian adventures, and ultimate self-healing"--Title page verso.
"The true story of a fiery young woman's heartwarming and hilarious journey that takes her from near-death in California to a trip around the world in search of her ultimate salvation. Along the way, she discovers a world of cultural mayhem, radical medical treatment, and, most importantly, a piece of her life she never even knew she was missing. When Amy B. Scher was struck with undiagnosed late-stage, chronic Lyme disease, the best physicians in America labeled her condition incurable and potentially terminal. Deteriorating rapidly, she went on a search to save her own life--from the top experts in Los Angeles and the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis to a state-of-the-art hospital in Chicago. After exhausting all of her options in the US, she discovered a possible cure--but it was highly experimental, only available in India, and had as much of a probability of killing her as it did of curing her. Knowing the risks, Amy packed her bags anyway and flew across the world hoping to find the ultimate cure. This Is How I Save My Life is a powerful and uplifting story of sheer determination for anyone who believes in--or doubts--the existence of miracles and the infinite power of self-healing when it seems like all hope is lost."--provided by publisher.

Easy keto dinners : flavorful low-carb meals for any night of the week

April 12, 2018
Ketchum, Carolyn, author.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

The end of old age : living a longer, more purposeful life

April 12, 2018
Agronin, Marc E., author.
viii, 227 pages ; 22 cm
Aging on trial -- Building reserve, using wisdom -- Age points -- Being resilient, pursuing purpose -- Safety in the stagnant quo -- Renewal, reinvention and creative aging -- Redefining and re-aging.
"As one of America's leading geriatric psychiatrists, Dr. Marc Agronin sees both the sickest and the healthiest of seniors. He observes what works to make their lives better and more purposeful and what doesn't. Many authors can talk about aging from their particular vantage points, but Dr. Agronin is on the front lines as he counsels and treats elderly individuals and their loved ones on a daily basis. The latest scientific research and Dr. Agronin's first-hand experience are brilliantly distilled in The End of Old Age--a call to no longer see aging as an implacable enemy and to start seeing it as a developmental force for enhancing well-being, meaning, and longevity. Throughout The End of Old Age, the focus is squarely on "So what does this mean for me and my family?" In the final part of the book, Dr. Agronin provides simple but revealing charts that you can fill out to identify, develop, and optimize your unique age-given strengths. It's nothing short of an action plan to help you age better by improving how you value the aging process, guide yourself through stress, and find ways to creatively address change for the best possible experience and outcome." summary.

Epidemic : Ebola and the global race to prevent the next killer outbreak

April 12, 2018
Wilson, Reid, author
xiv, 298 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Maps on endpapers.
Emile -- A mysterious killer -- Into the fight -- A turning point -- Roaring back -- Death of a hero -- Lagos -- The samaritans -- A call for help -- 70-30 -- Darkest days -- Deployment -- Dallas -- The Ebola czar -- Panic and quarantine -- The Obama phones -- The burial team -- A waning tide -- Medicine without borders -- The next outbreak
In December 2013, a young boy in a tiny West African village contracted the deadly Ebola virus. The virus spread to his relatives, then to neighboring communities, then across international borders. The worlds first urban Ebola outbreak quickly overwhelmed the global health system and threatened to kill millions. In an increasingly interconnected world in which everyone is one or two flights away from New York or London or Beijing, even a localized epidemic can become a pandemic. Ebolas spread through West Africa to Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States sounded global alarms that the next killer outbreak is right around the cornerand that the world is woefully unprepared to combat a new deadly disease. From the poorest villages of rural West Africa to the Oval Office itself, this book tells the story of a deadly virus that spun wildly out of controland reveals the truth about how close the world came to a catastrophic global pandemic.

Life inside my mind : 31 authors share their personal struggles

April 11, 2018
viii, 309 pages ; 22 cm
Stupid monsters and child surgeons / Maureen Johnson -- Twenty pills / Robison Wells -- Light and dark / Lauren Oliver -- Escape clause / Jennifer L. Armentrout -- Twins / Amy Reed -- Emphasis on the C / Aprilynne Pike -- I am not this / Rachel M. Wilson -- The girl in the kitchen / Dan Wells -- Therapy: the gift I gave myself / Amber Benson -- This is how you unravel / E. Kristin Anderson -- Some stuff / Sarah Fine -- Beyond the bottom / Kelly Fiore-Stultz -- All I see is hope / Ellen Hopkins -- This thing inside me / Scott Neumyer -- OCD: my tentacled monster / Crissa-Jean Chappell -- Dirk / Francesca Lia Block -- Waiting for the bad / Tara Kelly -- Numb / Kimberly McCreight -- My depression: a rock and a hard place / Megan Kelley Hall -- Everything and anything / Hanna Moskowitz -- Better than normal / Karen Mahoney -- What if? / Tom Pollock -- Objects in the mirror... / Cyn Balog -- How to deal with me... and my PTSD / Melissa Marr -- Life by the slice / Wendy Toliver -- I'm a survivor / Cindy L. Rodriguez -- Anxiety, the weed / Candace Ganger -- By any means necessary / Sara Zarr -- Put on a happy face / Cynthia Hand -- My two-headed monster friend / Francisco X. Stork -- It all ends here / Jessica Burkhart.
Thirty-one young adult authors share their own struggles with mental illness, ranging from such topics as neurodiversity and addiction to OCD and PTSD.

The diabetes code : prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes naturally

April 11, 2018
Fung, Jason, author.
xiii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
The epidemic -- Hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance -- Sugar and the rise of Type 2 diabetes -- How not to treat Type 2 diabetes -- How to effectively treat Type 2 diabetes.
Writing with clear, persuasive language, Dr. Jason Fung explains the only way to treat type 2 diabetes effectively is proper dieting and intermittent fasting - not medication. Dr. Fung proposes a new, evidence-based way to break the cycle of high blood glucose and increased insulin resistance. Drawing from the latest in medical research, he outlines the impact of diet and lifestyle in type 2 diabetes and offers simple, easy-to-follow advice for preventing and reversing its course, complete with helpful charts and illustrations. Residence: Toronto, ON.

Achieving a healthy weight for your child : an action plan for families

April 11, 2018
Hassink, Sandra Gibson. author.
xxiv, 286 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Practical programming for strength training

April 11, 2018
Rippetoe, Mark, author.
Wichita Falls, Texas : Aasgaard Company, [2017]
ix, 257 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Adaptation -- Strength : the foundation of performance -- The physiology of adaptation -- Training program basics -- The novice -- The intermediate -- The advanced -- Special populations.

The clear skin diet : the six-week program for beautiful skin

April 10, 2018
Nelson, Nina (Actor), author.
xv, 269 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Before they created The Clear Skin Diet, Nina and Randa tried nearly everything to deal with their acne-expensive facials, lotions, antibiotics, and other painful procedures. Several doctors told them their only hope for recovery was Accutane. So they decided to try to deal with their problem from the inside out-by changing their diet. Their dietary intervention worked, and there has been no stopping them since. The girls now share the good news about how they achieved beautiful skin without drugs with millions of people across the world, many of whom write regularly with their own stories. The vegan recipes Nina and Randa created for The Clear Skin Diet are based on diets eaten by a variety of people around the world who have no acne in their society.

401 fitness : how to save fitness for your retirement

April 10, 2018
Karshovski, Doychin, author.
163 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
When you think of your retirement do you see yourself spending your days on the golf course, sailing with friends, gardening, or traveling the world with loved ones? Sure, you may be able to afford to do all of these things financially because you've been saving up since you started working, but will your body be able to afford it? We spend countless hours going over our financial plans and pay thousands of dollars on financial advisers to make sure we are set for retirement, but when was the last time you stopped to think about how you will feel and what you will be able to do when you retire? 401 Fitness is a book designed to help you create an investment plan for your physical well being by teaching you the minimum number of exercises you need to do every day in order to ensure that when your retirement finally comes around you can enjoy the life you've saved so long to achieve.

The ultimate bushcraft survival manual

April 10, 2018
MacWelch, Tim, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"What if you were dropped in the woods with little more than a knife, your wits, and the (hopefully warm) shirt on your back? Could you survive? If you'd read this book, the answer is yes! Survival! It's one of our most primal fears, most basic needs. What do you do when everything is stripped away except your will to prevail? In this book, survival expert Tim MacWelch examines how native peoples around the world and throughout history have made their own shelter, weapons, tools, and more, and well as clever MacGuyver-esque ideas for using anything you might find in your pockets or pack. Whether your goal is to test yourself against nature, be prepared for any catastrophe, or learn more about traditional ways of survival, this is the one book you need."--Provided by publisher.

Chakra healing for vibrant energy : exploring your 7 energy centers with mindfulness, yoga, and ayurveda

April 9, 2018
Fondin, Michelle S., 1970- author.
Novato, California : New World Library, [2018]
xvii, 205 pages ; 22 cm
"A guide to using the principles of traditional Indian medicine to heal sickness and maintain overall health. Readers will learn how to balance each of the seven chakras through diet, breath, meditation, and yoga asanas"-- Provided by publisher.

HIV prevention and bisexual realities

April 6, 2018
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2012.
vii, 218 p. ; 23 cm
The Epistemology of Epidemiology: Understanding the Knowledge and Limits of Public Health Research and Education -- Institutional Ethnography: Understanding the links between research, policy and education on HIV/AIDS -- Methods and Methodology: Designing an HIV Prevention Research Project Relevant to People who have Sexual Relations with both Men and Women -- "The message is ugly, you know?" Limits of HIV Education in Québec Information -- "Cherchez la femme": The exclusion of women in HIV education and services -- "And that's a big gap, I think": Linking HIV/STD education and services -- Connecting knowledge and action: Development and distribution of HIV and STD prevention materials.
Why is there so little HIV education at present directed towards bisexual men and women? This book offers a critical analysis of the issues in public health research and education that prevent adequate attention from being paid to bisexual realities. Addressing the implications of such limited knowledge, the authors raise important questions about the weaknesses of our current response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Through interviews with a variety of bisexual men and women, HIV Prevention and Bisexual Realities uncovers innovative, important directions to consider for more effective HIV prevention strategies. The authors' epistemological and methodological assessments of the current state of HIV/AIDS education will be indispensable for community health educators, policy makers, and those who study or work in public health. -- Résumé de l'éditeur.

Because we are bad : OCD and a girl lost in thought

April 5, 2018
Bailey, Lily, author.
257 pages ; 24 cm.
As a child, Lily knew she was bad. By the age of 13, she had killed someone with a thought, spread untold disease, and spied on her friends. Only by performing a series of secret routines could she correct her wrongdoing. But it was never enough. She had a severe case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and it ruled her life. A startling true story.

How to be well : the six keys to a happy and healthy life

April 5, 2018
Lipman, Frank, 1954- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Eat -- Sleep -- Move -- Protect -- Unwind -- What to do when.
"In his best-selling book, The New Health Rules, Dr. Frank Lipman laid out a modern manifesto for living a healthy and fulfilling life. How to Be Well is the essential follow up: a hands-on manual to mastering the habits, routines, and tactics that will help readers improve their health and establish the pillars of lifelong vitality. In How to Be Well, Lipman has created The Good Medicine Mandala--a new map for a new era of medicine. The Good Medicine Mandala is illustrated by a circular system of six rings that contain simple steps to what really works to improve and strengthen resilience, functioning, and overall health."-- Provided by publisher.

The neuroscientist who lost her mind : my tale of madness and recovery

April 5, 2018
Lipska, Barbara K., author.
xix, 188 pages ; 24 cm
The rat's revenge -- The vanishing hand -- Into my brain -- Derailed -- Poisoned -- Lost -- Inferno -- Chanterelles -- What happened, Miss Simone? -- The light gets in -- Survivor.
"As a deadly cancer spread inside her brain, leading neuroscientist Barbara Lipska was plunged into madness--only to miraculously survive with her memories intact. In the tradition of My Stroke of Insight and Brain on Fire, this powerful memoir recounts her ordeal and explains its unforgettable lessons about the brain and mind. In January 2015, Barbara Lipska--a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness--was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to her brain. Within months, her frontal lobe, the seat of cognition, began shutting down. She descended into madness, exhibiting dementia- and schizophrenia-like symptoms that terrified her family and coworkers. But miraculously, just as her doctors figured out what was happening, the immunotherapy they had prescribed began to work. Just eight weeks after her nightmare began, Lipska returned to normal. With one difference: she remembered her brush with madness with exquisite clarity."-- Provided by publisher.

Tic disorders : a guide for parents and professionals

April 5, 2018
Chowdhury, Uttom, 1967- author.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
191 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Tics and tourette syndrome -- management -- co-occurring features and conditions -- Parenting and family life.
This is the essential one-stop guide for parents of children and young people with tic disorders and the professionals who work with them. Drawing on current research and their own clinical experience, the authors provide up-to-date information on tic disorders and review the psychological, medical and alternative methods of managing symptoms. Written in clear, accessible language and with practical advice on how to support children with tics at home and in school, the book also includes essential information on the common co-occurring conditions and difficulties, such as ADHD, anxiety, OCD, autism, self-esteem issues and behavioural difficulties.

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