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​Stretch your muscles and your mind. Our selection of books explores the physical as well as the philosophical challenges in life. Some titles come in large print. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection. 

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Maybe you should talk to someone by Lori Gottlieb

Maybe you should talk to someone

Lori Gottlieb

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"As a therapist, Lori knows a lot about pain, about the ways in which pain is tied to loss, and how change and loss travel together. She knows how affirming it feels to blame the outside world for her frustrations, to deny ownership of whatever role she...

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Critical by Matt Morgan

Critical

Matt Morgan

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"Critical is an intelligent, compelling and profoundly insightful journey into the world of intensive care medicine and the lives of people who have forever been changed by it. Being critically ill means one or more of your vital organs have failed -...

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Influenza by Jeremy Brown

Influenza

Jeremy Brown

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"On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such...

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Diving for seahorses by Hilde Østby

Diving for seahorses

Hilde Østby

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"What makes us remember? Why do we forget? And what, exactly, is a memory? Diving for Seahorses answers these questions and more, offering an illuminating look at one of our most fascinating faculties: our memory. Sisters Hilde and Ylva Ostby one an ...

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Living forever young by Skip Archimedes

Living forever young

Skip Archimedes

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"How often do you feel sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? This book will allow you to set yourself free in a body and mind that you can feel proud of again, and in which you can go on all kinds of amazing adventures. Learn to get out of your head...

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Instant tai chi by Ronnie Robinson

Instant tai chi

Ronnie Robinson

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A practical introduction to the ancient Chinese system of Tai Chi, its history and philosophy, with step-by-step guidance on its core postures and sequences, breathing techniques and the popular Hand Form. Tai Chi is an immensely effective exercise t...

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Positive psychology for overcoming depression by Miriam Akhtar

Positive psychology for overcoming depression

Miriam Akhtar

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"The stresses of modern life have led to an unprecedented rise in depression. But there is new hope, as psychologist Miriam Akhtar explains in this reassuring self-help manual extolling the benefits of Positive Psychology. Drawing upon inspiring real-life...

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Love thy neighbor by Ayaz Virji

Love thy neighbor

Ayaz Virji

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"In 2013, Ayaz Virji left a comfortable job at an East Coast hospital and moved to a town of 1,400 in Minnesota, feeling called to address the shortage of doctors in rural America. But in 2016, this decision was tested when the reliably blue, working...

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Getting real about getting older by Linda K. Stroh

Getting real about getting older

Linda K. Stroh

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"The first book to open up a real conversation about aging. What has the experience of getting older felt like for you? It seems that life's milestones pass by in a flash: graduating from school, landing your first job, getting married, having kids. ...

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Insomnia by Marina Benjamin

Insomnia

Marina Benjamin

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Marina Benjamin's Insomnia is part memoir and part philosophical inquiry into a condition that is on the rise and that can grant us insights into the workings of our unconscious minds. An intense and lyrical personal narrative, it treats insomnia as ...

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How to be a patient by Sana Goldberg

How to be a patient

Sana Goldberg

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Going to the doctor can be uncomfortable, nerve wracking, expensive. When it's an emergency, how do you choose between the ER, Urgent Care, or waiting-until-Monday? And for everything in between, how do you get an accurate diagnosis and timely treatment...

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Pandemic 1918 by Catharine Arnold

Pandemic 1918

Catharine Arnold

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"In the dying months of World War I, Spanish flu suddenly overwhelmed the world, killing between 50 and 100 million people. German soldiers termed it Blitzkatarrh, British soldiers called it Flanders Grippe, but globally the pandemic gained the notorious...

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Notes on a nervous planet by Matt Haig

Notes on a nervous planet

Matt Haig

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The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet feel more alone. How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad? How do we stay human...

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Asperger's children by Edith Sheffer

Asperger's children

Edith Sheffer

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"Hans Asperger, the pioneer of autism and Asperger syndrome in Nazi Vienna, has been celebrated for his compassionate defense of children with disabilities. But in this groundbreaking book, prize-winning historian Edith Sheffer exposes that Asperger was...

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The reading cure by Laura Freeman

The reading cure

Laura Freeman

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"At the age of fourteen, Laura Freeman was diagnosed with anorexia. She seized the one aspect of her life that she seemed able to control and struck different foods from her diet one by one until she was starving. But even at her lowest point, the one...

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The secret life of the mind by Mariano Sigman

The secret life of the mind

Mariano Sigman

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"In the last twenty years, Mariano Sigman has journeyed to the core of the brain, an organ formed by nearly an infinity of neurons that manufacture how we perceive, reason, feel, dream, and communicate. After more than two decades of research, he has...

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Unmedicated by Madisyn Taylor

Unmedicated

Madisyn Taylor

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"The cofounder of the holistic lifestyle website DailyOM presents a gentle and accessible step-by-step guide to moving from excessive reliance on medications to fundamentally healing yourself through four pillars of natural wellness"--

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The end of Alzheimer's by Dale E. Bredesen

The end of Alzheimer's

Dale E. Bredesen

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Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer's Disease. Dale Bredesen, MD, offers hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's Disease and cognitive decline. Arguing that AD is not...

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Forest bathing by Qing (Medical doctor) Li

Forest bathing

Qing (Medical doctor) Li

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"The definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happiness Notice how a tree sways in the wind. Run your hands over its bark. Take in its citrusy scent. As a society...

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The spectrum of hope by Gayatri Devi

The spectrum of hope

Gayatri Devi

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By defining Alzheimer's Disease as a spectrum disorder---like autism, it affects different people differently---Dr. Gayatri Devi offers new hope for its millions of sufferers. A neurologist who's been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more...

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The high road by Colin Hogg

The high road

Colin Hogg

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"Unsettled by the stiff old rules at home and the unfair realities concerning his natural medicine of choice, writer Colin Hogg and his faithful sidekick Bruce hit the high road in America on an exploration of a wild new world, where cannabis is free...

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Snooze by Michael McGirr

Snooze

Michael McGirr

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In Snooze, McGirr delves into the mysterious world of sleep: its many benefits, its stubborn elusiveness and what our brains get up to while we're in bed. He takes readers on a tour through the odd sleep patterns of some of history's greatest figures...

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Aging well with diabetes

Aging well with diabetes

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Diabetes is epidemic in the United States, especially for those over 50. Even if you're already being diligent about your health, a diagnosis can feel like an overwhelming burden. Now the editors of Bottom Line Inc. present the first book for mature men...

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Catching breath by Kathryn Lougheed

Catching breath

Kathryn Lougheed

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'Catching Breath' - the story of one of the world's oldest diseases - looks at the hidden biology behind the interaction of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with its human host and shows how drug resistance, the HIV epidemic, poverty and inequality work together...

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Mind over meds by Andrew Weil

Mind over meds

Andrew Weil

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"We have a problem. More people are taking more medications than ever before, and that is cause for concern. Drugs are powerful. Some are miraculously effective. No responsible physician today would reject medication as a method of treating disease a...

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