Health & Fitness


Is Cancer Inevitable?

Ashani T. Weeraratna
Cancer is a formidable enemy. In fact, people born in America since 1960 face a one in two chance of being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. However, there's growing evidence that fewer cancers will be death sentences for patients. New approaches and understandings are transforming the medical world, increasing success rates for remissions, disease management, and cures. Dr. Ashani Weeraratna is at the forefront of this new level of care. In Is Cancer Inevitable?, Weeraratna—a pioneering melanoma...

The Science of Mom, second edition

Alice Callahan, PhD
When scientist Alice Callahan became a mom, she knew it would mean long nights of rocking and feeding the baby. What she didn't anticipate was the barrage of parenting questions that would send her down rabbit holes of late-night internet searches, claiming even more sleep than her newborn. Is co-sleeping safe? How important is breastfeeding, and how can parents help it go smoothly? When should babies start eating solid foods, and are there ways to reduce the...

From Survive to Thrive

Margaret S. Chisolm, MD
with John Hanc
foreword by Cal Ripken Jr.
illustrated by Natasha Chugh
Are you struggling with personal problems, a mental health condition, or addiction? Are you looking to permanently improve your well-being and happiness? If you'd like to lead a fuller, more satisfying life—or help a mentally ill loved one—this book is for you. In From Survive to Thrive, Dr. Margaret S. Chisolm, a psychiatrist at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, describes...

The Busy Caregiver's Guide to Advanced Alzheimer Disease

Jennifer R. Stelter, PsyD
with Rachael Wonderlin
Caring for someone living with advanced Alzheimer disease is a challenge. It can make you feel like you're on a hamster wheel—running in circles, trying the same things over and over with no effect on your loved one. You may also find it difficult to connect with your loved one and to understand what those living with Alzheimer disease are going through. In The Busy Caregiver's Guide to Advanced Alzheimer Disease, Dr. Jennifer Stelter,...

Misunderstanding Health

Rohit Khanna
With technological advances and information sharing so prevalent, health care should be more transparent and easier to access than ever before. So why does it seem like everything about it—from pricing, drug development, and the emergence of new diseases to the intricacies of biologic and precision medicine therapies—is becoming more complex, not less? Rohit Khanna's Misunderstanding Health examines some of today's most revealing health care trends while...

Right Place, Right Time

Ryan Frederick, CEO of SmartLiving 360
foreword by Paul Irving, Chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging
Place plays a significant but often unacknowledged role in health and happiness. The right place elevates personal well-being. It can help promote purpose, facilitate human connection, catalyze physical activity, support financial health, and inspire community engagement. Conversely, the wrong place can be detrimental to...

The Breast Cancer Book

Kenneth D. Miller, MD, and Melissa Camp, MD, MPH
with Kathy Steligo
Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be scary and confusing. There are medical terms to learn, options to consider, and important decisions to make, all while trying to carry on with work, family, and life. The Breast Cancer Book can't reverse a diagnosis or make breast cancer disappear, but every page can inform and empower you or your loved ones, no matter where you are in the breast cancer experience. ...

Impact

edited by E. D. Morin, Jane Cawthorne, with contributions byAdèle Barclay, Tracy Wai de Boer, Stephanie Everett, Mary-Jo Fetterly, Rayanne Haines, Jane Harris, Kyla Jamieson, Alexis Kienlen, Claire Lacey, Julia Nunes, Shelley Pacholok, Chiedza Pasipanodya, Judy Rebick, Dianah Smith, Carrie Snyder, Kinnie Starr, Amy Stuart, Anna Swanson
In Impact, 21 women writers consider the ramifications of concussion on their personal and professional lives. The anthology bears witness to the painstaking work that goes into...

American Dementia

Daniel R. George, PhD, MSc, and Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD
For decades, researchers have chased a pharmaceutical cure for memory loss. But despite the fact that no disease-modifying biotech treatments have emerged, new research suggests that dementia rates have actually declined in the United States and Western Europe over the last decade. Why is this happening? And what does it mean for brain health in the future? In American Dementia, Daniel R. George, PhD, MSc, and Peter J. Whitehouse,...

Finding the Right Words

Cindy Weinstein
with Bruce L. Miller, MD
In 1985, when Cindy Weinstein was a graduate student at UC Berkeley, her beloved father, Jerry, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. He was fifty-eight years old. Twelve years later, at age seventy, he died having lost all of his memories—along with his ability to read, write, and speak. Finding the Right Words follows Weinstein's decades-long journey to come to terms with her father's dementia as both a daughter and...

The 36-Hour Day, seventh edition

Nancy L. Mace, MA, and Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH
For 40 years, The 36-Hour Day has been the leading work in the field for caregivers of those with dementia. Written by experts with decades of experience caring for individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer's, and other dementias, the book is widely known for its authoritativeness and compassionate approach to care. Featuring everything from the causes of dementia to managing its early stages to advice on...

Contemporary Public Health, second edition

edited by James W. Holsinger, Jr., foreword by Eli Capiluto, Eli I. Capilouto, Eli Capilouto, introduction by F. Douglas Scutchfield, with contributions bySteven H. Woolf, edited by F. Douglas Scutchfield, with contributions byJulia F. Costich, Richard C. Ingram, Richard Ingram, Samuel Matheny, Paula Braveman, David Mathews, Kaye Bender, F. Douglas Scutchfield, Kate Beatty, Melissa White, Michelle Lofwall, Debra J. Perez, Robert McCool, Angela Beck, Emily Youatt, Roosa Tikkanen, Connie J. Evashw...
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The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook

Déborah Ducasse, MD, and Véronique Brand-Arpon, MA
translated by Alison Duncan
When you have borderline personality disorder (BPD), your emotions are always very intense... Relationships with others are sources of suffering in your life... You may also make impulsive decisions that you later regret. Are you ready for help in improving your daily life? The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook provides you...

Can Fixing Dinner Fix the Planet?

Jessica Fanzo
Our diets are the products of massive, interconnected, and complex food systems that extend from the seedlings in a farmer's field to the global processing, distribution, and marketing networks that deliver our food. These systems have direct and substantial impacts on the planet's natural resources, the nutrition of individuals and populations, the composition of the atmosphere, workforces, and social and gender equity. In addition, individual dietary decisions impact those food systems—we're all...

The Eye Book, second edition

Gary H. Cassel, MD
In The Eye Book, specialist Dr. Gary H. Cassel presents readers with trusted, evidence-based information they can rely on to protect vision and learn more about how to treat any eye problems that come up. This easy-to-understand volume takes a step-by-step approach, providing an overview of the eye's anatomy, a tour of healthy vision, and an explanation of what steps readers and health care providers should take to address vision issues. Drawing on years of clinical experience...

Behind the Mirror

Jeanne Simons
as told to and with commentary by Sabine Oishi, PhD
foreword and afterword by James C. Harris, MD
Jeanne Simons devoted her career as a social worker and educator to the study, treatment, and care of children with autism. In 1955, she established the Linwood Children's Center in Ellicott City, Maryland, one of the first schools dedicated to children with autism. Her Linwood Model, developed there, was widely adopted and...

Searching for Health

Kapil Parakh, MD, PhD
with Anna Dirksen
We've all been there. Late at night, staring into the glow of a phone trying to make sense of some health-related issue that we know nothing about. In Searching for Health, Dr. Kapil Parakh, with Anna Dirksen, brings to life knowledge he gained from working at Google and practicing medicine. Helping readers avoid common pitfalls, get the information they need, and partner effectively with their health team to figure out a...

Cancer with Hope

Mike Armstrong
with Eric A. Vohr
foreword by Theodore DeWeese, MD
In Cancer with Hope, former CEO Mike Armstrong chronicles his experience with leukemia, prostate cancer, near-fatal sepsis, and a crippling autoimmune disease. Mike shares how his often difficult journey from humble beginnings to leading some of the world's top corporations taught him the importance of hope and purpose, tools that proved invaluable throughout his cancer journey. More than the tale of one...

A Loving Approach to Dementia Care, third edition

Laura Wayman
Caring for someone with dementia means devotedly and patiently doing a hundred little things each day. But few care providers are trained to meet the challenges of dementia—despite the fact that millions of people will struggle with it as they grow older. In A Loving Approach to Dementia Care, Laura Wayman, who is known professionally as the Dementia Whisperer, offers practical, compassionate advice on overcoming caregiving obstacles and maintaining...

Cook Together, Eat Together

University of Kentucky, Cooperative Extension Service, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension
In today's fast-paced world, many people find themselves waiting in line at fast food restaurants more often than gathering around the dinner table with loved ones. Cooking and eating together can help families grow closer, but it can be challenging for parents to put a meal on the table when time is limited and money is tight. Cook Together, Eat Together is designed to help families enjoy more home-cooked, healthy meals.