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Health & Disability Books @ MCLS

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I'm walking as straight as I can : transcending disability in Hollywood and beyond
By: Geri Jewell, with Ted Nichelson
Book Description: Born with cerebral palsy, Geri Jewell inspired a generation of young people when she became the first person with a disability to appear in a recurring role on prime-time television, with her groundbreaking character, Cousin Geri, on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life.

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Once a warrior, always a warrior : navigating the transition from combat to home-- including combat stress, PTSD, and mTBI
By: Charles W. Hoge.
Book Description: The essential handbook for anyone who has ever returned from a war zone, and their spouse, partner, or family members.

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100 questions & answers about men's health : keeping you happy & healthy below the belt
By: Pamela Ellsworth.
Book Description:
100 Questions & Answers About Men's Health: Keeping You Happy & Healthy Below the Belt is a comprehensive guide to men's genitourinary health. This essential text provides authoritative, practical answers to the key questions about erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer and benign prostate disease, urinary retention, and treatments for all of these problems.

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Supercharge your health : proven ways to prevent illness
Editor, Marianne Wait
Inside you'll find:
  Twelve steps to total prevention
  A-to-Z coverage of major and minor health conditions
  Disease-preventing recipes including Asian Steak Salad, Basil Pesto, and Old-Fashioned Fruit Cobbler
  What symptoms you should never ignore
Detailed prevention plans for more than 90 conditions help you sidestep everything from heartburn to high blood pressure, colds to cancer. You'll learn:
  The secrets to mega-immunity
  How to age without illness or pain

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The Men's health big book of food & nutrition : your completely delicious guide to eating well, looking great, and staying lean for life!
By Joel Weber, with Mike Zimmerman.
Book Description: The Men’s Health Big Book of Nutrition is the ultimate guide to shopping, dining, and cooking for bigger flavor—and a leaner body. It answers the ongoing demand for definitive information about the food we eat and taps into a readership hungry for final-word answers. Based on the same format as the hugely successful The Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises and filled with easy-to-swallow eating strategies—and backed by groundbreaking studies and interviews with the world’s most authoritative nutrition researchers—The Men’s Health Big Book of Nutrition will help you discover just how easy it is to unlock the power of food and stay healthy for life.

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Health assessment made incredibly visual!
Book description: helps nurses master patient assessment by combining images and clear, concise text to graphically demonstrate how to perform each assessment technique. Hundreds of detailed and colorful photographs, diagrams, charts, and other visual aids guide nurses through each step of performing a head-to-toe physical examination and identifying normal and abnormal findings.

Top Ten Most Useful Medical Websites:

The Medical Library Association finds the following web sites particularly useful (sites are listed in alphabetical, NOT ranked, order):

The Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of MLA evaluates web sites based on the following criteria: credibility, sponsorship/authorship, content, audience, currency, disclosure, purpose, links, design, interactivity, and disclaimers.

Health Links:

Affordable Care Act

Alzheimer's Association - This comprehensive national Web site offers the latest news and information on Alzheimer's disease.  Just enter your zip code on the home page to connect to our chapter site and information on local programs and services.  

AMA Physician Select - U.S. licensed physicians, credentials, colleges attended.

America's Best Hospitals - US News lists top ranked hospitals by specialty and region.

American Heart Association

Ergonomics - Official website of OSHA - Occupational Safety & health Administation, U.S. Department of Labor.   Ergonomics is the science of fitting the job to the worker.

H1N1 Flu Resource Center - The

H1N1 Resources on MeL - Michigan eLibrary

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) - Monroe County website

H1N1 Flu Vaccination Resources - The CDC

healthfinder® - Your guide to reliable health information. Over 550 health related web sites, online documents, FAQs.

Medline Plus - Find information on hundreds of diseases, conditions and wellness issues.

Mesothelioma Lung Cancer - Our website has the most up to date and comprehensive information about Pleural Mesothelioma on the web today; with information ranging from a complete list of symptoms, to treatment options and steps to take after a diagnosis.

Michigan Department of Community Health

Michigan Guide to Quit Smoking Programs

Michigan Prescription Drug Price Finder - Brought to you by the Michigan Department of Community Health.

Michigan Surgeon General: Michigan Steps Up - Create a free personal health plan and get health tips from our Surgeon General. - A comprehensive and interactive site developed in partnership with e-Michigan's overall campaign to make services more accessible to citizens.

NetWellness - Award-winning University of Cincinnati's electronic consumer health library

New Food Pyramid - Check out the new food pyramid brought to you by the USDA.

Michigan West Nile Virus

PDRhealth - is the consumer Web portal of PDR Network, which includes the Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR) and the Health Care Notification Network (HCNN). The PDRhealth site offers consumer-friendly explanations of disease states and conditions as well as the safe and effective use of prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as herbal medicines.

Planning for Medical Care in the Event of Loss of Decision-Making Ability - Access to frequently asked questions dealing with medical care in the event of loss of decision making.

Surfing For a Second Opinion - By John Schwartz

Disability Links:

Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,
Titles I and V

Michigan Electronic Library - 23 general links, including ADA information. Specific links for blindness, cerebral palsy and deafness.

Tardive Dyskinesia Center - Providing educational information on tardive dyskinesia, a disease that has a higher risk of developing amongst the elderly concluded by the FDA.

U.S. Disability Law Materials from Cornell Law School - Laws regarding disability and links to Federal offices.


Health Care Reform:
Online resources for info on health-care reform from the Washington Post

H1N1 Resources:

H1N1 Flu Resource Center - The

Preparing for the Flu - Toolkit from The CDC

H1N1 Flu Vaccination Resources - The CDC

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) - Monroe County website

H1N1 Resources on MeL

Staying Healthy Every Day - Sesame Street

Patty Duke and Dr. David Kessler Team with Social Security in Flu Prevention



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