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Books about Health & Wellness

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Complete Guide to Prevention and Wellness
Call Number: 613 AME
For general readers, this comprehensive guide details the steps to take to prevent heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, infections, some forms of cancer, and other diseases, by making lifestyle changes relating to nutrition, exercise, weight loss, lowering stress, and rest, and understanding the body.

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Anticancer: A New Way of Life - David Servan-Schreiber
Call Number: 616.994 SER
A radical synthesis of science and personal experience that advocates a sea change in the way we understand and confront cancer.

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Health Reference Series
Everything you might ever want to know about various health topics, diseases and disorders.

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Healthy Child, Healthy World - Christopher Gavigan
Call Number: 640 GAV
The non-profit organization Healthy Child Healthy World offers parents a definitive guide to creating a healthy, nontoxic, and environmentally sound home.

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The New Science of Perfect Skin - Daniel B. Yarosh
Call Number: 646.726 YAR
This book offers welcome explanations of the dizzying array of current toners, moisturizers, sun screens, etc. Readers should take it with them when they go shopping, as it identifies which ones work and which are unnecessary.

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So Easy: Luscious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week - Ellie Krieger
As weekly host of the Food Network's "Healthy Appetite," Krieger is known for creating light and healthy dishes that are easy to prepare. With 150 delicious fortifying recipes, "So Easy" makes it simple to tackle any mealtime situation.

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The Pregnancy Bible - consulting editors, Joanne Stone, Keith Eddleman
Call Number: 618.24 PRE
This sourcebook covers what happens during pregnancy and labor, prenatal care, healthy eating and exercise, managing emotions and intimacy, fatherhood, and childbirth classes and labor choices.

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The Show It Love Workout - Kacy Duke with Selene Yeager
Call Number: 613.71 DUK
Kacy Duke's program is an effective combination of weights and cardio with dance movement that has changed the bodies of Hollywood’s brightest stars--Kirsten Dunst, Denzel Washington, Iman, Julianne Moore, and others. Now Kacy offers her once-exclusive fun and empowering fitness plan to you so you can achieve the lean, strong body you have always desired.

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Why Our Health Matters - by Andrew Weil
Call Number: 362.10425 WEI
Tackling head-on the three major myths of American medicine, Dr. Weil shows how the solution involves nothing less than the creation of a completely new culture of health and medicine in this country.

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You: The Owner's Manual - Michael F. Roizen
Call Number: 613.2 YOU
Doctors Roizen and Oz have updated their very successful book on the care and understanding of the human body. It is a breezy explanation of how the body functions, what can go wrong with it and how to keep it from falling apart.

Online Collections about Health & Wellness

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  • Consumer Health Complete
    Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Find sources for alternative health information.
  • Consumer Reports Health
    Consumer Reports Health provides information on everything from medical equipment to hospital ratings, helping you make an informed decision when buying products and services. It also includes tips for how to talk to your doctor, how to eat healthy and basic information on common health conditions such as kidney stones, menopause and cold sores.
  • EBSCOhost's Health and Medical Databases
    Provides access to scholarly articles, medical journals and prescription drug information.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Search inside a variety of eBooks about health-related issues, such as UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer and The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health.
  • Netwellness
    Netwellness provides simple, high-quality information about health and medical conditions, including definitions, causes, symptoms, treatment, prognosis, and prevention.
  • ReferenceUSA
    Looking for a new doctor? ReferenceUSA provides a directory of healthcare professionals, physicians and dentists. Includes contact information, hospital affiliation, age, sex, primary specialty, etc.

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