Archive for the 'life science' Category

The Witch in the Waiting Room: A Physician Examines Paranormal Phenomena in Medicine

Thursday, July 17, 2008

by Robert S. Bobrow

Call Number: BF1045 .M44 B63 2006

Telepathy, reincarnation, voodoo, and witchcraft are just a few examples of phenomena now defined as paranormal activity. But just because these marvels lie beyond the reach of current scientific explanation does not mean that future developments will not bring understanding.
For instance, some scientists now believe that the mysterious symptoms, such as hallucinations and spasms, of the accused witches in Salem may actually have been reactions to a type of poison. And a hundred years ago, who would have thought that acupuncture could be scientifically explained, let alone covered by most mainstream insurance companies?
Citing case studies and analyses from respected medical journals, Dr. Robert Bobrow — an accomplished physician and clinical associate professor at Stony Brook University — investigates numerous instances that do not fit into the normal lexicon of medical diagnoses. He argues that by simply dismissing unexplainable phenomena we may be missing valuable opportunities to advance science.
Although The Witch in the Waiting Room provides enough data and research to satisfy the scientific community, Dr. Bobrow’s fluid writing style and straightforward analyses will engage the raft of curious lay readers who will be drawn to this book. (Description by BarnesandNobles.com)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Friday, July 11, 2008

By Don Nardo

Call Number: QR406 .N37 2007

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Pain Management: Evidence-Based Tools and Techniques for Nursing Professionals

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

By Yvonne M. D’Arcy

Call Number: RB127 .D38 2007

When it comes to pain management, the “way we did it” is not good enough. Pain Management: Evidence-Based Tools and Techniques for Nursing Professionals is the new resource for your staff to treat and control pain using evidence-based tools and techniques. This easy-to-read book by pain management expert Yvonne M. D’Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS, covers all aspects of pain assessment and reassessment, including pain scales for a variety of patient populations. It includes case studies and practice exercises, empowering nurses to critically think through their efforts to manage pain. Pain Management: Evidence-Based Tools and Techniques for Nursing Professionals is a must-have resource for staff nurses, nurse educators, nurse managers, directors of nursing, VPs of nursing, and staff development specialists

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Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children

Monday, July 7, 2008

By Ann Cooper and Lisa M. Holmes, Mehmet C. Oz (Foreword By)

Call Number: LB3475 .C66 2007

Remember how simple school lunches used to be? You’d have something from every major food group, run around the playground for a while, and you looked and felt fine. But today it’s not so simple. Schools are actually feeding the American crisis of childhood obesity and malnutrition. Most cafeterias serve a veritable buffet of processed, fried, and sugary foods, and although many schools have attempted to improve, they are still not measuring up: 78 percent of the school lunch programs in America do not meet the USDA’s nutritional guidelines.

Chef Ann Cooper has emerged as one of the nation’s most influential and most respected advocates for changing how our kids eat. In fact, she is something of a renegade lunch lady, minus the hairnet and scooper of mashed potatoes. Ann has worked to transform cafeterias into culinary classrooms. In Lunch Lessons, she and Lisa Holmes spell out how parents and school employees can help instill healthy habits in children.

They explain the basics of good childhood nutrition and suggest dozens of tasty, home-tested recipes for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. The pages are also packed with recommendations on how to eliminate potential hazards from the home, bring gardening and composting into daily life, and how to support businesses that provide local, organic food.

Yet learning about nutrition and changing the way you run your home will not cure the plague of obesity and poor health for this generation of children. Only parental activism can spark widespread change. With inspirational examples and analysis, Lunch Lessons is more than just a recipe book—it gives readers the tools to transform the waychildren everywhere interact with food.

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After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger

Monday, June 16, 2008

By Julie K. Silver
At age 36, Julie Silver was enjoying an exciting career as a physician at the Harvard Medical School and a rewarding personal life as a mother, wife, and award-winning writer. But she had the sense that something was wrong. Two years and multiple doctors later, she was diagnosed with the breast cancer she had suspected all along and was catapulted into the role of cancer patient.

Like many cancer patients who experience serious side effects from treatment, Dr. Silver emerged from therapy feeling not better, but exhausted and physically devastated. As she worked to heal herself, she became determined to write a book to help others recover after cancer treatment.

Here Dr. Silver shares her own cancer journey and offers a step-by-step plan for physical healing, including exercise and diet recommendations and instructions for fighting fatigue, monitoring mood, and overcoming setbacks. Dr. Silver’s advice comes from the heart — and from her experience as both a cancer survivor and a doctor who has spent her career helping people heal from serious illnesses and injuries. No matter where they are in their own journey with cancer, readers will find After Cancer Treatment a personal, practical, and powerful guide to recovery. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: RC263 .S489 2006

What is Intelligence?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

intel.jpgBy James R. Flynn

Professor James Flynn is one of the most creative and influential psychologists in the field of intelligence. The ‘Flynn Effect’ refers to the massive increase in IQ test scores over the course of the twentieth century and the term was coined to recognize Professor Flynn’s central role in measuring and analyzing these gains. For over twenty years, psychologists have struggled to understand the implications of IQ gains. Do they mean that each generation is more intelligent than the last? Do they suggest how each of us can enhance our own intelligence? Professor Flynn is finally ready to give his own views. He asks what intelligence really is and gives a surprising and illuminating answer. This book bridges the gulf that separates our minds from those of our ancestors a century ago. It is a fascinating and unique book that makes an important contribution to our understanding of human intelligence. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: BF431 .F57 2007

The Oxford Companion to the the History of Modern Science

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

science.jpgBy JL Heilbron

Presents over 600 interconnected articles linking the history of modern (Renaissance onward) science with its many applications in all arenas of society. A thematic listing of entries begins the volume and includes numerous subheadings within each of the following general headings: historiography of science; organization and diffusion of science; the body of scientific knowledge; apparatus and instruments; uses; and biographies. Guides for further reading accompany each entry and an appendix reviews scholarship in the field. Cross-referenced, with b&w illustrations throughout and an eight-page color section. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: Q125 .O86 2003