Health & Fitness

Coping on Campus

Doris Iarovici, MD
In the midst of a mental health epidemic among college students, Doris Iarovici explains why this is happening now and what we can do about it. College student mental health has been in decline since before the COVID-19 pandemic, which then led to a doubling of incidences of youth anxiety and depression symptoms. The past decade's breakneck rate of technological change—with the widespread adoption of virtual classrooms, smartphones, AI, and social media—has led to new...

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, fourth edition

Tammi L. Shlotzhauer, MD
The trusted guide to understanding and coping with rheumatoid arthritis—now completely updated and revised. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which inflammation plays a major role in causing joint problems. Warmth and swelling in the joints, along with significant stiffness and pain, can make daily life difficult. Many people with rheumatoid arthritis also experience fatigue, low-grade fever, loss of appetite, depression, and muscle aches. In the fourth edition of Living...

The Cancer Journey

Chadi Nabhan, MD, MBA, FACP
A compassionate guide to the cancer journey, from screening and prevention to diagnosis and recovery. A cancer diagnosis can change our lives and the lives of our loved ones in an instant. It leaves us seeking answers to myriad questions and searching for hope. In The Cancer Journey, Dr. Chadi Nabhan demystifies this complex disease and offers a compassionate guide to understanding your diagnosis and treatment options. With decades of...

Sober Love

Joseph Nowinski, PhD
foreword by Marvin D. Seppala, MD, former chief medical officer of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
This engaging guide offers strategies to help couples who drink together get sober together. Are you and your partner curious about sobriety or managing your drinking? In Sober Love, Dr. Joseph Nowinski offers practical advice and proven strategies to help couples end their relationship with alcohol—and redefine their relationship with each other. Alcohol misuse can become an...

Connecticut Walk Book, twenty-first edition

Connecticut Forest and Park Association
The ultimate guide to Connecticut's extensive public trails system Lace up your boots and experience some of the best hiking in New England. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest. The Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) maintains over 825 miles of Blue-Blazed Trails in Connecticut, trails that wind through state parks and...

Living Well with Orthostatic Intolerance

Peter C. Rowe, MD
The essential guide to living with orthostatic intolerance. Orthostatic intolerance (OI) describes a group of circulatory disorders whose symptoms are characterized by a dramatic drop in blood flow to the brain when people sit down or stand up. It is often associated with other acute issues, such as substantial drops in blood pressure, tachycardia, dizziness, and fainting, or long-term problems, such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and "long...

The Medical Carnivalesque

Lisa Gabbert
Because of issues of life, death, suffering, and the mortal body, the medical profession is a fertile arena for humor that serves to address these topics. The Medical Carnivalesque studies such medical humor among physicians. Suggesting that laughter and suffering connect to form part of a broader phenomenon called the medical carnivalesque, author Lisa Gabbert explores humor as a fundamental way of coping with core philosophical and existential issues that physicians regularly engage...

Age

Suresh Rattan
A brief but engaging look at getting older. In Age, biogerontologist Suresh Rattan delves into the fascinating biology and philosophy of aging. Beginning with an exploration of the chemical origins and fundamental characteristics of life, Rattan then explains how gerontologists interpret human life as a continuum divided into four "ages." Our age flows forward and backward depending on how we feel, how we behave, and how we perceive ourselves. How we approach our age and the age of others often determines...

Beating Melanoma, second edition

Steven Q. Wang, MD
Now completely updated! The essential guide for people with melanoma. In Beating Melanoma, world-renowned skin cancer expert Dr. Steven Q. Wang provides an indispensable guide for those diagnosed with melanoma. Now in its second edition and completely revised, this practical guide offers up-to-date research on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of melanoma, and a readable narrative that demystifies everything from the pathology report to the stages of cancer. This new edition...

Constructing Health

Tye Farrow
How do buildings make us feel? How can they make us feel better? Through research at the emerging intersection of neuroscience and architecture, Constructing Health explores how our mind – and its various sensory systems – interacts with our built environment to enhance or harm our health and well-being. Globally renowned architect Tye Farrow bridges the gap in knowledge between the therapeutic medical world and the design community to reveal how the...

Win or Else

Larry E. Holmes. Edited by Samantha Lomb.
In Win or Else, Larry E. Holmes shows us how Soviet football culture regularly disregarded official ideological and political imperatives and skirted the boundaries between socialism and capitalism. In the early 1920s, the Soviet press denounced football as a bourgeois sport that was injurious to both mind and body. Within that same decade, however, it blew up, becoming the most popular spectator sport in the USSR and growing into a fiercely...

Staying Human during Residency Training, seventh edition

Allan D. Peterkin, MD, Derek Puddester, MD
The ultimate survival guide for medical students, interns, residents, and fellows, Staying Human during Residency Training provides time-tested advice and the latest information on every aspect of a resident's life – from choosing a residency program to coping with stress, enhancing self-care, and protecting personal and professional relationships. The book features hundreds of tips on how to...

Sustainable Communities for a Healthy Planet

Katharine Zywert
Sustainable Communities for a Healthy Planet presents an unconventional collection of ideas, practices, and ways of living together with the potential to enable long-term human and planetary health. Grounded in first-hand accounts from researchers, health practitioners, and social innovators across diverse fields, Katharine Zywert's book argues that the most promising approaches often depart substantially from the incentive structures, goals, and mindsets that define the status...

Willkie Sprint

Kerry Hellmuth
In the triumphal spirit of Breaking Away comes the unforgettable true story of the first women's Little 500 race at Indiana University. In 1987 four young women from different walks of life enrolled at Indiana University. No one knew that these four freshmen would defy the odds and go down in history as the underdog team to win the first ever women's Little 500 bicycle race the following spring. Willkie Sprint is the inspiring true story...

Enlightened Self-Interest

Thomas J. Bussen, Henry Biggs, Timothy Bono
Insights into a compassionate alternative to a ruthlessly self-interested capitalist culture Societally sanctioned competition for money, power, and fame promotes selfishness, personal alienation, and widespread inequality, especially in market-oriented economies. Yet many of those engaging in this competitive individualism—the competition for rewards and limited resources—yearn to act directly to promote a more civil,...

Housing, Homelessness, and Social Policy in the Urban North

edited by Julia Christensen, Sally Carraher, Travis Hedwig, Steven Arnfjord
Housing, Homelessness, and Social Policy in the Urban North brings together leading scholars on northern urban housing across Alaska, the Canadian north, and Greenland. Through various case studies, contributors examine the ways in which housing insecurity and homelessness provide a critical lens on the social dimensions of northern urbanization. They also present key considerations in the development...

Breaking Canadians

Nili Kaplan-Myrth, foreword by Brian Goldman, afterword by Sue Robins
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on people worldwide. The death tolls, the economic disruptions, the impact on our children's education, and the extended periods of social and physical distancing have left us feeling demoralized, exhausted, angry, and burned out. Breaking Canadians brings together health care experts, community advocates, and average citizens from across Canada to offer a unique analysis...

Beyond the Sage on the Stage

S.L. Seethaler
Communication failures are ubiquitous. Exacerbating the situation, much communication advice is superficial, and the vast research base that should inform best practices in communication is difficult to navigate. Beyond the Sage on the Stage translates lessons from carefully documented scholarship into lucid prose with meaningful examples that illustrate readily applicable communication strategies. This user-friendly guide provides a unique...

Educating the Body

M. Ann Hall, Bruce Kidd, Patricia Vertinsky
Educating the Body presents a history of physical education in Canada, shedding light on its major advocates, innovators, and institutions. The book traces the major developments in physical education from the early nineteenth century to the present day – both within and beyond schools – and concludes with a vision for the future. It examines the realities of Canada's classed, gendered, and racialized society and reveals the rich history of...

Rogue Cells

Richard J. Jones, MD, and T. Michael McCormick, MS Ed
A compelling guide to understanding cancer and embracing life. Rogue Cells is the essential guide to navigating cancer diagnosis and treatment. Coauthored by Dr. Richard J. Jones, an internationally renowned cancer physician and researcher, and T. Michael McCormick, this guide provides the important information that patients and physicians need to approach cancer with more hope and less worry and fear. With an engaging blend of...