Health DVDs | Collection Development


While Fitbits and smartphones have taken “home fitness” outdoors, the consumer health DVD market continues to yield high customer appeal. These 31 programs offer plenty of viewing advice.

History, Literature, Cultural Studies | Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2017, Pt. 4


Blackburn, Dr. Elizabeth and Dr. Elissa Epel. The Telomere Effect: The New Science of Living Younger. Grand Central. Jan. 2017. 302p. ISBN 9781455587971. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781455587964; lib. ebk. ISBN 9781455569939. CD/downloadable: Hachette Audio. HEALTH & FITNESS Currently president of the Salk Institute, Blackburn was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along […]

Cancer Connections | LJ Reviews


Ross weaves a book that is more than the sum of these parts; Williams is a gifted writer who turns the greatest crisis of her life into an engaging story that reads almost like a novel.

Ready for 2016: Diet and Fitness Books for the New Year | LJ Reviews


Finally, the writers of diet books have given up on the gimmicks such as no carbs, no meat, cabbage soup, and low fat. Virtually all of this season’s titles advocate a diet rich in vegetables and fruit, with sufficient meat for optimum protein, although vegans may substitute plant products for meat.

Good Morning, Breast Cancer, with Love: Six Titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month


A graphic memoir of female growth and independence, breast cancer survivor Lunden, journalist Robach offers up an encouraging story, Dr. Love is the go-to for all matters of the breast, Port’s latest, plus Lucas’s update

Christie’s Poirot Defines an Era, Portraits of Hope and Health Care, plus New Trailers, Fast Scans | Video Reviews, December 2014


Poirot: Series 13 marks the end of an era; a look at the lack of research studies and results for recently developed vaccines; a powerful documentary demonstrates how hope can come from tragedy.

Dr. Mütter’s Marvels, Barnosky on Extinction, Dealing with Dementia, & More | Science & Technology Reviews


Written for the general public, Aptowicz’s book will be of great interest to large public libraries; a superior synthesis of recent research from many scientific disciplines; Emlen’s excellent writing will draw in readers intrigued by astonishingly powerful weapons.

Cancer Gene Blues: Seven Titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Breast cancer is all about the numbers: the infamous one in eight lifetime probability of a diagnosis, the number of lymph nodes removed, gene mutations 1 and 2, risk factor percentages, even how old one should be to start screenings.

What Are You Weighting For? | Collection Development: Diet Facts & Fads


Weight loss programs and products are big business. But who has the answers for those unsure of how to eat healthfully? These 35 resources offer up the skinny on staying in good shape while eating well.

Lifestyle: Overcoming Obstacles with Runner DeSena, Cooking with Guy Fieri, & More | Nonfiction Previews, May 2014, Pt. 2


Bland, Jeffrey & Dr. Mark Hyman. The Disease Delusion: A Radical New Way To Conquer the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life. HarperWave. May 2014. 256p. ISBN 9780062290731. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062290755. HEALTH/FITNESS The founder of Functional Medicine, which aims not to treat symptoms but to look for what causes […]