Health & Fitness

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...

Honest Aging

Rosanne M. Leipzig, MD, PhD
From Dr. Rosanne M. Leipzig, a top doctor with more than 35 years of experience caring for older people, Honest Aging is an indispensable guide to the second half of life, describing what to expect physically, psychologically, functionally, and emotionally as you age. Leipzig, an expert in evidence-based geriatrics, highlights how 80-year-olds differ from 60-year-olds and why knowing this is important for your health. With candor, humor, and empathy, this book...

Moving Between Worlds

Andrea Olsen
Daily explorations to enhance embodied communication Communication is a fundamental human activity, and as much as 90% of all communication is non-verbal. Yet awareness of embodied intelligence in communication is rare. This book is the fourth in a series by interdisciplinary educator Andrea Olsen focused on embodiment. Through the exercises and readings in this book, we can deepen our relationship to ourselves and others and improve our communication skills,...

Seizures and Epilepsy in Children, fourth edition

Eileen P. G. Vining, MD, Carl Stafstrom, MD, PhD, Eric Kossoff, MD, Adam Hartman, MD, Sarah Kelley, MD, Sarah Doerrer, Christa Habela, MD, PhD, Cynthia Salorio, Samata Singhi, MD, MS, MSc
No child's life should be defined by seizures. For more than 30 years, parents, caregivers, patients, and health care providers have trusted Seizures and Epilepsy in Children to provide comprehensive, science-based information, and practical answers to the most common questions about these conditions. In...

Man Kind

Zachary Gerdes
Masculinity requires a redesign. Men exhibit higher rates of suicide, lower rates of help-seeking, higher rates of substance use and abuse, and higher rates of anger and violence. How can this change? In Man Kind, counseling psychologist Zachary Gerdes, PhD, provides a framework for improving men's mental health and well-being while redefining what it means to be masculine. Rather than following a traditional view of masculinity focused on stoicism,...

House of Champions

Kevin Cook
The stories and accounts of Kentucky basketball's players, iconic coaches, and epic games have been told and retold, but lesser known are the stories of the arenas and venues that have been home to the Wildcats—buildings that have witnessed the sights, sounds, and shared spirit of the Big Blue Nation for over a century. In House of Champions: The Story of Kentucky Basketball's Home Courts author Kevin Cook combines archival research and numerous interviews with...

Reconnecting after Isolation

Susan J. Noonan, MD, MPH
Although spending time alone for short periods may be restorative and helpful, unintentional or involuntary isolation can have profound detrimental effects on emotional and physical health. We all need social interaction and meaningful relationships in our lives to be well and thrive. Without them, we flounder. In Reconnecting after Isolation, Dr. Susan J. Noonan draws on our collective experience of the COVID-19 pandemic to help...

The Concise Guide to Bipolar Disorder

Francis Mark Mondimore, MD
When a diagnosis of bipolar disorder enters your life, you may not be sure where to turn for accurate information about this potentially devastating but treatable illness. Whether you yourself have been diagnosed, or a spouse, parent, child, friend, or employee has developed the illness, the need for information and advice is acute. Presenting the essentials of diagnosis and treatment clearly and succinctly, leading psychiatrist Dr. Francis Mark Mondimore distills everything you...

Living with Breast Cancer

Jennifer A. Shin, MD, MPH, David P. Ryan, MD, Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH, with Michelle D. Seaton
At the time of diagnosis, breast cancer patients are faced with many overwhelming decisions about possible treatments. Living with Breast Cancer provides you with an overview of what to expect from testing and treatment, which cancer specialists you may need to see, and common terms to use to help communicate your needs to your team. This...

Living with Hereditary Cancer Risk

Kathy Steligo, Sue Friedman, Allison W. Kurian, MD
Up to 10 percent of cancers are caused by inherited mutations in specific genes. Finding out that you or your loved ones may be at increased risk of developing cancer because of a genetic mutation raises a lot of questions: Is cancer inevitable? Is there anything I should do differently in my life? Will my children also be at higher risk of cancer? Should I have preemptive treatments or surgery? This comprehensive guide...

Your Complete Guide to Liver Health

Paul J. Thuluvath, MD, FRCP
Liver disease is a common cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world—and it's on the rise. Approximately 3.3 million US adults are currently living with hepatitis B or C, 25% of whom will go on to develop cirrhosis, cancer, or liver failure. More than 3 million new cases of fatty liver disease are reported each year in the United States alone, and the prevalence of this condition is increasing rapidly.

Comprehensive Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for Patients with Cancer, fourth edition

edited by Janet L. Abrahm, MD, Bethany-Rose Daubman, MD, Molly Collins, MD
For more than twenty years, this guide has been the go-to resource for busy practicing oncology and palliative care clinicians. This fourth edition, now titled Comprehensive Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for Patients with Cancer, provides physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and patients and their families with detailed information and advice for alleviating the...

Unraveling Faculty Burnout

Rebecca Pope-Ruark
Faculty often talk about how busy, overwhelmed, and stressed they are. These qualities are seen as badges of honor in a capitalist culture that values productivity above all else. But for many women in higher education, exhaustion and stress go far deeper than end-of-the-semester malaise.  Burnout, a mental health syndrome caused by chronic workplace stress, is endemic to higher education in a patriarchal, productivity-obsessed culture. In this unique book for...

The Caregiver's Guide to Memory Care and Dementia Communities

Rachael Wonderlin
Caring for someone with dementia is challenging, especially when it comes time to think about other living arrangements. What do you need to know about dementia, including its different stages? What do you do if the person you're caring for seems to have trouble recognizing you? When is it time to move a person living with dementia into a senior living community? And how can you maintain your relationship with your loved one when you are living apart? ...

Cancer Virus Hunters

Gregory J. Morgan
Worldwide, approximately one-fifth of human cancers are caused by tumor viruses, with hepatitis B virus and HPV being the leading culprits. While the explosive growth in molecular biology in the late twentieth century is well known, the role that the study of tumor viruses has played in driving many of the greatest breakthroughs is not. Without the insights gained by studying tumor viruses, many significant theoretical advancements over the last four decades in cellular and...

Landaluce

Mary Perdue, foreword by Jon White
When Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew retired from racing in 1978 to stand at stud at Spendthrift Farm, no one could be certain he would be a successful sire. But just four years later, his dark bay daughter Landaluce won the Hollywood Lassie Stakes by twenty-one lengths—a margin of victory that remains the largest ever in any race by a two-year-old at Hollywood Park. California horse racing had a new superstar, and Slew was launched on a stud career that would...

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...

Eating Disorders, fourth edition

edited by Philip S. Mehler, MD, FAED, CEDS, and Arnold E. Andersen, MD, FAED, DLFAPA
A comprehensive guide on how to diagnose, treat, and care for those with eating disorders. Eating disorders, which include such conditions as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and pica, represent a challenge to both patients and health care providers alike. For more than 20 years, health care providers have turned to the expert advice found in Eating Disorders to keep up to date with the...

Enduring Shame

Heather Brook Adams
A study of the rhetorical power of shame and its effect on reproductive politics Not long ago, unmarried pregnant women in the United States hid in maternity homes and relinquished their "illegitimate" children to more "deserving" two-parent families—all to conceal "shameful" pregnancies. Although times have changed, reproductive politics remain fraught. In Enduring Shame Heather Brook Adams recasts the 1960s and '70s—an era of presumed progress—as...

Appalachian Health

edited by F. Douglas Scutchfield, Douglas Scutchfield, Randolph Wykoff, with contributions by F. Douglas Scutchfield, Randolph Wykoff, 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 Hagam...
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