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By Anna Mehler Paperny. 2019
NATIONAL BESTSELLERAward-winning journalist Anna Mehler Paperny's stunning memoir chronicles with courageous honesty and uncommon eloquence her experience of depression and… her quest to explore what we know and don't know about this disease that afflicts almost a fifth of the population--providing an invaluable guide to a system struggling to find solutions. As fascinating as it is heartrending, as outrageously funny as it is serious, it is a must-read for anyone impacted by depression--and that's pretty much everybody. Depression is a havoc-wreaking illness that masquerades as personal failing and hijacks your life. After a major suicide attempt in her early twenties, Anna Mehler Paperny resolved to put her reporter's skills to use to get to know her enemy, setting off on a journey to understand her condition, the dizzying array of medical treatments on offer and a medical profession in search of answers. Charting the way depression wrecks so many, she maps competing schools of therapy, pharmacology, cutting-edge medicine, the pill-popping pitfalls of long-term treatment, the glaring unknowns and the institutional shortcomings that both patients and practitioners are up against. She interviews leading medical experts across Canada and the US, from psychiatrists to neurologists, brain-mapping pioneers to family practitioners, and others dabbling in strange hypotheses--and shares compassionate conversations with fellow sufferers.Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me tracks Anna's quest for knowledge and her desire to get well. Impeccably reported, it is a profoundly compelling story about the human spirit and the myriad ways we treat (and fail to treat) the disease that accounts for more years swallowed up by disability than any other in the world.
By David Treuer. 2019
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE A NEW YORK TIMES… BESTSELLER Named a best book of 2019 by The New York Times, TIME, The Washington Post, NPR, Hudson Booksellers, The New York Public Library, The Dallas Morning News, and Library Journal. "Chapter after chapter, it's like one shattered myth after another." - NPR "An informed, moving and kaleidoscopic portrait...?reuer's powerful book suggests the need for soul-searching about the meanings of American history and the stories we tell ourselves about this nation's past.." - New York Times Book Review, front page A sweeping historyand counter-narrativeof Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present. The received idea of Native American historyas promulgated by books like Dee Brown's mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Kneehas been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, the sense was, but Native civilization did as well. Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, training as an anthropologist, and researching Native life past and present for his nonfiction and novels, David Treuer has uncovered a different narrative. Because they did not disappearand not despite but rather because of their intense struggles to preserve their language, their traditions, their families, and their very existencethe story of American Indians since the end of the nineteenth century to the present is one of unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention. In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Tracing the tribes' distinctive cultures from first contact, he explores how the depredations of each era spawned new modes of survival. The devastating seizures of land gave rise to increasingly sophisticated legal and political maneuvering that put the lie to the myth that Indians don't know or care about property. The forced assimilation of their children at government-run boarding schools incubated a unifying Native identity. Conscription in the US military and the pull of urban life brought Indians into the mainstream and modern times, even as it steered the emerging shape of self-rule and spawned a new generation of resistance. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is the essential, intimate story of a resilient people in a transformative era.
By Pierre Blondeau, Paul Harasymowycz, Patrick Hamel, Frédérique David. 2014
" Au Canada, environ 400 000 personnes sont atteintes de glaucome. Cette maladie chronique de l'œil touche 1 % à… 3 % de la population du monde occidental de plus de 40 ans et 10 % des octogénaires. Il s'agit d'une maladie extrêmement sournoise, qui peut détruire les capacités fonctionnelles de l'œil de façon irréversible et sans avertissement. Le dépistage est donc un enjeu majeur de la lutte contre le glaucome, d'autant plus que des traitements très efficaces permettent d'empêcher ou de ralentir sa progression. Écrit par des médecins spécialistes, dans un langage simple et clair, ce livre couvre les différents aspects de la maladie et fournit toute linformation nécessaire aux patients et aux proches... " -- 4e de couv.
By Siddhartha Mukherjee. 2018
Oncologist, Rhodes Scholar, and graduate of Harvard Medical School Mukherjee chronicles the social and medical history of cancer. Highlights prominent… figures in cancer research--including Sidney Farber, father of modern chemotherapy, and Mary Lasker, who lobbied for cancer-research funding--and discusses the possibility of eradication. Includes case studies. Bestseller. 2010.
By Ariane Resnick. 2019
With advice and suggestions for everything from emotional coping mechanisms (such as how to deal with the loss of socializing)… to recipes with specific uses (like a pain-reducing turmeric ginger tea to sip throughout the day) and mental exercises, this book will help get listeners in touch with their bodies in new and valuable ways. As author Ariane Resnick knows, illness can be isolating. Here, she shares her experience and the ways in which she used food and emotional practices to heal herself. This book is all about guiding listeners to a state where they can facilitate, rather than hinder, the recovery capabilities of their bodies. It's all about the "wellness mindset." A supplemental PDF with 35 wholesome recipes, such as Simple Maca Hormone Revitalizer, Adrenal Restoring Latte, Probiotic Hearts of Palm Dip, and a delicious Pecan Pie Milkshake, is included. Copy and paste the following link into your browser to retrieve downloadable PDF: http://chilp.it/af1c0ad
By Dean Sherzai, Ayesha Sherzai. 2017
A revolutionary, proven program to prevent AlzheimerA??s disease and reverse the symptoms of cognitive decline, from two award-winning neurologistsA??the co-directors… of the AlzheimerA??s Prevention Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. AlzheimerA??s disease is devastating, and increasingly widespread. More than forty-seven million people are living with AlzheimerA??s worldwide. Ten percent of adults over the age of sixty-five will develop some form of dementia, and doctors predict more than half of adults will be diagnosed with the disease by age eighty-five. Despite the terrifying statistics, the truth is ninety percent of AlzheimerA??s cases are preventable through lifestyle factors. Through rigorous clinical studies and research helping thousands of patients, Dean and Ayesha SherzaiA??neurologists, researchers, and co-directors of the Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los AngelesA??have uncovered the key lifestyle components contributing to this worldwide epidemic. TheyA??ve also developed a solutionA??The AlzheimerA??s Prevention ProgramA??to help you and your loved ones avoid developing this terrible disease and even reverse cognitive decline. The human brain is a living universe that responds to what you feed it, how you treat it, when you challenge it, and the ways in which you allow it to rest. This much-needed, revolutionary book shows you how to live in a way that promotes the health of your brain and your body and add vibrant years to your life. With The AlzheimerA??s Solution, the future of your cognitive health is now within your control.
By Mark Lukach. 2017
A heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of… love. Mark and GiuliaA??s life together began as a storybook romance. They fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco. When Giulia was twenty-seven, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month. One day she was vibrant and well-adjusted; the next she was delusional and suicidal, convinced that her loved ones were not safe. Eventually, Giulia fully recovered, and the couple had a son. But, soon after Jonas was born, Giulia had another breakdown, and then a third a few years after that. Pushed to the edge of the abyss, everything the couple had once taken for granted was upended. A story of the fragility of the mind, and the tenacity of the human spirit, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward is, above all, a love story that raises profound questions: How do we care for the people we love? What and who do we live for? Breathtaking in its candor, radiant with compassion, and written with dazzling lyricism, LukachA??s is an intensely personal odyssey through the harrowing years of his wifeA??s mental illness, anchored by an abiding devotion to family that will affirm readersA?? faith in the power of love.
By Siddhartha Mukherjee. 2018
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies-a magnificent history of the gene and a response… to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to "read" and "write" our own genetic information? The extraordinary Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft, brilliant, and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer. Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices. Throughout the narrative, the story of Mukherjee's own family-with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness-cuts like a bright, red line, reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In superb prose and with an instinct for the dramatic scene, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation-from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Thomas Morgan to Crick, Watson and Rosa Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome. As The New Yorker said of The Emperor of All Maladies, "It's hard to think of many books for a general audience that have rendered any area of modern science and technology with such intelligence, accessibility, and compassion.An extraordinary achievement." Riveting, revelatory, and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, and an essential preparation for the moral complexity introduced by our ability to create or "write" the human genome, The Gene is a must-read for everyone concerned about the definition and future of humanity. This is the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master.
Are boys and girls really different? Dr. Leonard Sax address issues like discipline, learning, risk taking, aggression, sex, and drugs,… to show how boys and girls react in predictable and different ways.
By Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins. 2018
Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with… Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs. Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on - devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia - strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms - changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws - palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship - dementia due to traumatic brain injury - choosing a residential care facility - support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members The central idea underlying the book?that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them?remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide.
By Bill Bryson. 2019
Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel… that is the human body. As compulsively readable as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body-how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, "We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted." The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information.
By Alicia Elliott. 2019
In an urgent and visceral work that asks essential questions about Native people in North America while drawing on intimate… details of her own life and experience with intergenerational trauma, Alicia Elliott offers indispensable insight and understanding to the ongoing legacy of colonialism. What are the links between depression, colonialism and loss of language--both figurative and literal? How does white privilege operate in different contexts? How do we navigate the painful contours of mental illness in loved ones without turning them into their sickness? How does colonialism operate on the level of literary criticism? A Mind Spread Out on the Ground is Alicia Elliott's attempt to answer these questions and more. In the process, she engages with such wide-ranging topics as race, parenthood, sexuality, love, mental illness, poverty, sexual assault, gentrification, writing and representation. Elliott makes connections both large and small between the past and present, the personal and political--from overcoming a years-long history with head lice to the way Native writers are treated within the Canadian literary industry; her unplanned teenage pregnancy to the history of dark matter and how it relates to racism in the court system; her childhood diet of Kraft dinner to how systematic oppression is linked to depression in Native communities. With deep consideration and searing prose, Elliott extends far beyond her own experiences to provide a candid look at our past, an illuminating portrait of our present and a powerful tool for a better future. Bestseller. 2019.
By Cora J. Voyageur. 2018
In a series of inspirational profiles, Cora Voyageur celebrates 100 remarkable Indigenous Albertans whose achievements have enriched their communities, the… province, and the world. As a child, Cora rarely saw Indigenous individuals represented in her history textbooks or in pop culture. Willie Nelson sang “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys,” but Cora wondered, where were the heroes who looked like her? She chose the title of her book in response, to help reflect her reality. In fact, you don’t have to look very hard to find Indigenous Albertans excelling in every field, from the arts to business and everything in between. Cora wrote this book to ensure these heroes receive their proper due. Some of the individuals in this collection need no introduction, while others are less well known. From past and present and from all walks of life, these 100 Indigenous heroes share talent, passion, and legacies that made a lasting impact. Read about: Douglas Cardinal, the architect whose iconic, flowing designs grace cities across Alberta, across Canada, and in Washington, DC, Nellie Carlson, a dedicated activist whose work advanced the cause of Indigenous women and the education of Indigenous children, Alex Janvier, whose pioneering work has firmly established him as one of Canada’s greatest artists, Moostoos, “The Buffalo,” the spokesperson for the Cree in Treaty 8 talks who fought tirelessly to defend his People’s rights, And many more.
By Mike Barnes. 2018
SHORTLISTED FOR THE TORONTO BOOK AWARD AS SEEN ON GLOBAL NEWS TV'S THE MORNING SHOW A CBC CANADIAN BOOK TO… READ FOR MENTAL HEALTH WEEK Drawing on the author’s seven years of caring for his mother through Alzheimer’s, Be With: Letters to a Caregiver is what its title promises: four dispatches to an anonymous long-term caregiver. In brief passages that cast fresh light on what it means to live with dementia, Barnes shares trials, insights, solace—and, ultimately, inspiration. Meant to be a companion in waiting rooms, on bus routes, or while a loved one naps, Be With is a dippable source of clarity for harried readers who might only have time for a few lines or paragraphs. Mike Barnes writes with sensitivity and grace about fellowship, responsibility, and joyful relatedness—what it means to simply be with the people that we love.
By Suzanne Jurmain. 2010
Tells the story of the doctors and researchers who worked to track down the cause of yellow fever and find… a way to eliminate the disease. Junior and Senior High. 2010.
By Robert Silverberg. 1967
By Melvin Berger. 1987
Traces the history of the development of the artificial heart, including experimentation with animals and human heart transplants. Discusses the… psychological and ethical issues surrounding their use. For junior and senior high readers. c1987.
By Fred Rogers. 1988
By Barry Wittenstein. 2018
Earle Dickson and his new bride Josephine begin their lives together. The end. (Not really. There's more.) Josephine has a… proclivity for injuring herself. Earle attaches cotton to long strips of adhesive tape, telling Josephine to cut off a length when she needs one. Since Earle works as a cotton buyer at Johnson and Johnson, he shares his idea. They're a big hit. The end. (Again, not really!) After a few false starts (much like the hilarious "the end"s in this story), the Band-Aid is developed and becomes a massive hit. The end. (Really.). Grades K-3. 2018.
By Jane Drake, Ann Love, Samantha Swenson, Sue Tate. 2013
History is full of gruesome pandemics, and surviving those pandemics has shaped our society and way of life. Every person… today is alive because of an ancestor who survived -- and surviving our current and future pandemics, like SARS, AIDS, and bird flu will determine our future. This book presents in-depth information about past and current illnesses; the evolution of medicine and its pioneers; cures and treatments; strange rituals and superstitions; and what we're doing to prevent future pandemics. Grades 4-7. 2013.