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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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Insomnia by Marina Benjamin

Insomnia

Marina Benjamin

Large Print

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

Large Print

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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Seven signs of life by Aoife Abbey

Seven signs of life

Aoife Abbey

Audio CD

For a doctor in Intensive Care, intense emotion is part of the job. Fear in the eyes of a terminally ill patient who pleads with you to not let them die. Disgust at caring for a convicted rapist. But there are also moments of joy, like the rare bright...

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Pandemic 1918 by Catharine Arnold

Pandemic 1918

Catharine Arnold

Large Print

"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

Large Print

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

Large Print

"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

Large Print

"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

Large Print

"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

Large Print

"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

Large Print

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

Large Print

"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

Large Print

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

Large Print

"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

Large Print

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

Large Print

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

Large Print

'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

Large Print

"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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The case against sugar by Gary Taubes

The case against sugar

Gary Taubes

Large Print

"This groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick. With his signature command of science and straight talk,...

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Hi, anxiety by Kat Kinsman

Hi, anxiety

Kat Kinsman

Large Print

"Feeling anxious? Can't sleep because your brain won't stop recycling thoughts? Unable to make a decision because you're afraid to make the wrong one? You're not alone. In a deeply personal, funny, and sometimes painful look at anxiety and its impact,...

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Gut by Giulia Enders

Gut

Giulia Enders

Large Print

Scientist Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and - let's be honest - somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, the gut is one of the most complex, important, and even wondrous parts of our anatomy. Beginning with the pers...

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The cancer whisperer by Sophie Sabbage

The cancer whisperer

Sophie Sabbage

Large Print

"'I have cancer. Cancer does not have me.'Sophie Sabbage was forty-eight years old and happily married with a four-year old daughter when she was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. Since then, she's been on a remarkable journey of healing and renewal...

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The telomere effect by Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Helen) Blackburn

The telomere effect

Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Helen) Blac...

Large Print

"Have you wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like forty-year-olds and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds? While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn discovered a biological indicator...

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Sarah Key's back sufferers' bible  by Sarah Key

Sarah Key's back sufferers' bible

Sarah Key

Large Print

The human spine is not well suited for our way of life and as a result back pain is pandemic - there is hardly anyone who has not been bothered by it at some time. Advanced as we are in other areas of science, with fixing backs we are little further ...

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The conversation by Angelo E. Volandes

The conversation

Angelo E. Volandes

Large Print

"There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine: keeping patients alive at all costs. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions tethered to machines and tubes, even though research indicates that most prefer to die at home in comfor...

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Arthritis-proof your life by Michelle Schoffro. Cook

Arthritis-proof your life

Michelle Schoffro. Cook

Large Print

"Reduce your pain - heal your joints - live the life you deserve. Are you one of the 350 million people worldwide who has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia? In Arthritis-proof Your Life, discover the...

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