Health & Fitness

Spirit Possession

edited by Éva Pócs, András Zempléni
Possession, a seemingly irrational phenomenon, has posed challenges to generations of scholars rooted in Western notions of body-soul dualism, self and personhood, and a whole set of presuppositions inherited from Christian models of possession that was "good" or "bad." The authors of the essays in this book present a new and more promising approach. They conceive spirit possession as a form of communication, of expressivity, of...

Appalachian Health

edited by F. Douglas Scutchfield, Randolph Wykoff, M.D., foreword by Alonzo Plough, with contributions by Ron R. Roach, Julie Marshall, Logan Thomas, Kate Beatty, Melissa White, Robin C. Vanderpool, Angela L. Carman, Lindsay R. Stradtman, Kelly D. Blake, Richard C. Ingram, Rachel Hogg-Graham, Timothy Williams, Katherine Youngen, Alan Ducatman, Rachel E. Dixon, Michael Meit, Megan Heffernan, Erin Tanenbaum, Angela Hagaman, Bill Brooks, Stephanie M. Mathis, Kelly Moore, Rob Pack, Margaret A. Riggs...

Weight Loss for Life

Lawrence J. Cheskin, MD, FACP, and Kimberly Anne Gudzune, MD, MPH
foreword by Jeanne M. Clark, MD, MPH
This is not a fad diet book. This is the most comprehensive, scientifically based program to lose weight and keep it off, with practical details about diet and nutrition, movement and motivation, medications, supplements, surgery, and more. In Weight Loss for Life, two experts from the Johns Hopkins Healthful Eating, Activity & Weight Program provide you with all of the information you need on...

Is Cancer Inevitable?

Ashani T. Weeraratna, PhD
How can new understandings about cancer cell interactions help doctors better control, and eventually cure, cancer? 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.

The Science of Mom, second edition

Alice Callahan, PhD
Now updated! The new edition of this best-selling guide uses science to tackle some of the most important decisions facing new parents—from sleep training and vaccinations to breastfeeding and baby food. 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...

From Survive to Thrive

Margaret S. Chisolm, MD
with John Hanc
foreword by Cal Ripken Jr.
illustrated by Natasha Chugh
What's holding you back? Learn how to take the steps needed to get to a place where you are happier, more productive, and more at peace. 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...

The Busy Caregiver's Guide to Advanced Alzheimer Disease

Jennifer R. Stelter, PsyD
with Rachael Wonderlin
The only guide to caring for those with advanced Alzheimer disease. 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...

Misunderstanding Health

Rohit Khanna
This eminently relevant and thoroughly entertaining book reminds us that understanding more about health care helps us understand the larger world around us. 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...

Right Place, Right Time

Ryan Frederick, CEO of SmartLiving 360
foreword by Paul Irving
Wondering where to live in your later years? This strategic and thoughtful guide is aimed at anyone looking to determine the best place to call home during the second half of life. 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...

The Breast Cancer Book

Kenneth D. Miller, MD, and Melissa Camp, MD, MPH
with Kathy Steligo
A comprehensive, down-to-earth guide for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer. 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...


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, Julie Sedivy, Dianah Smith, Carrie Snyder, Kinnie Starr, Amy Stuart, Anna Swanson, Judy Sedivy
In Impact, 21 women writers consider the ramifications of concussion on their personal and professional lives. The anthology bears witness to the...

American Dementia

Daniel R. George, PhD, MSc, and Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD
Have the social safety nets, environmental protections, and policies to redress wealth and income inequality enacted after World War II contributed to declining rates of dementia today—and how do we improve brain health in the future? 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...

Finding the Right Words

Cindy Weinstein
with Bruce L. Miller, MD
The moving story of an English professor studying neurology in order to understand and come to terms with her father's death from Alzheimer's. 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,...

The 36-Hour Day, seventh edition

Nancy L. Mace, MA, and Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH
With over 3.5 million copies sold, the bestselling guide to understanding and caring for people with dementia is now completely revised and updated! 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...

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 by Steven H. Woolf, edited by F. Douglas Scutchfield, with contributions by Julia F. Costich, Richard C. Ingram, Samuel Matheny, David Mathews, Richard Ingram, Paula Braveman, Kaye Bender, Kate Beatty, Melissa White, F. Douglas Scutchfield, Michelle Lofwall, Robert McCool, Angela Beck, Emily Youatt, Roosa Tikkanen, Debra J. Perez, Robin Osborn,...

The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook

Déborah Ducasse, MD, and Véronique Brand-Arpon, MA
translated by Alison Duncan
This workbook provides individuals who are undergoing therapy for borderline personality disorder with the tools to help them evaluate their emotional state, develop strategies to manage their moods and increase tolerance to stress, and learn techniques that will enable them to form and maintain healthy relationships. When you have...

Can Fixing Dinner Fix the Planet?

Jessica Fanzo, PhD
How can consumers, nations, and international organizations work together to improve food systems before our planet loses its ability to sustain itself and its people? Do we have the right to eat wrongly? As the world's agricultural, environmental, and nutritional needs intersect—and often collide—how can consumers, nations, and international organizations work together to reverse the damage by changing how we make, distribute, and purchase food? Can such changes in practice and policy...

The Eye Book, second edition

Gary H. Cassel, MD
The Owner's Manual for Your Eyes: The most comprehensive guide to taking care of vision. 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...

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
An insider's guide to searching online, communicating with your physician, and maximizing your health from a doctor who works at Google. 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...