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On Display at Clarkston - Deep Archive: On Display -- July 2007

This board features older display pages from the summer of 2006 to January of 2010

On Display -- July 2007

Featured Web Sites

Medline Plus
"MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news."
Source: From the site.

American Cancer Society
"The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service."
Source: From the site.
" is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Our mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives."
Source: from the site.

Women's Cancer Network
"The mission of the Women's Cancer Network is to keep women informed and to enable them to be their own health advocates. The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) has developed the Women's Cancer Network with an unrestricted educational grant provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology."
Source: from the site.

American Heart Association
"The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: Building healthier lives, 'free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.'" Source: from the site.

Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs
"A joint call to action urging physicians to educate their patients about heart attack warning signs — and the importance of calling 9-1-1 immediately — was announced today at a news conference by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the American Heart Association." Note: this is an archived web site that shows its age.


National Stroke Association
"National Stroke Association is the only national organization in the United States that focuses 100 percent of its efforts on stroke. National Stroke Association achieves its mission to lower the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling community outreach programs, calling for continued improvement in the quality of stroke patient care, and educating both healthcare professionals and the general public about stroke."

An online version of a pamphlet that outlines the basics of osteoporosis. Note: this is thirteen year old, archived pamphlet. Please look elsewhere for more current, medical advice.

Source: Eileen H. Kramer

National Osteoporosis Foundation
"Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health. NOF is committed to achieving our mission through programs of awareness, education and training, advocacy and research. In order to accomplish our mission – to prevent osteoporosis, to promote lifelong bone health, to help improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis and related fractures, and to find a cure – NOF accepts support from a wide breadth of diversified sources, including individuals, foundations, government sources and corporations. "
Source: from the site.

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Guide to Heart Health

Heartsaver First Aid

Stroke for Dummies

Strong Women Strong Hearts

100 Questions and Answers About Ovarian Cancer

100 Questions and Answers About Breast Cancer

Just Get Me Through This

Ovarian Cancer: Taking Control

Heart Health for African-American Women

Beyond Cholesterol

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Women's Health Awareness

Serious and chronic disease can strike women at any point in the life cycle. Women are also often caregivers for those with serious health problems. This display raises awareness about major long term threats to women's health and their prevention and treatment options.

Heart Disease and Stroke

American Heart Association. American Heart Association Guide to Heart Attack Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention. New York: Times Books, 1996.
RC685.I6 A534 1998

Each year more than 1.5 million people in the United States suffer a heart attack; about one-third of them die. Survivors of this frightening experience and their families seek reassurance and practical information to help them prevent another attack. The American Heart Association (AHA), the preeminent author of numerous consumer-oriented books, provides a guide to understanding what happens during a heart attack and what one can expect during recovery.

Applegate, Elizabeth Ann. How to Eat Away Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure. Paramus, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999.
RC684.D5 A67 1999b

Counselors on diet for the sake of heart health aren't rare, but Applegate, an authority in the field, commands attention. Heart patients and their families as well as those desiring to avoid heart disease usually pick up a book like this expecting to be flattened by table after table of food values and disadvantages. Applegate purveys most such material in the text, which makes it easier to absorb, especially because it is adjacent to advice about particular foods. Among her hundred "Miracle Foods" (the book has some annoyances) are dried figs and apricots, bananas, chocolate, and rhubarb.

Berra, Kathleen et. al. Heart Attack: Advice for Patients by Patients. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002.
RC685.I6 H425 2002

Millions of people -- many of them younger than we care to believe -- are living in the aftermath of a heart attack, and it is vital for them to learn how to reduce the risk factors for subsequent heart problems. This unique and important book offers advice to survivors of a heart attack and also to those trying to prevent the onset of a heart attack.

Chung, Edward K. 100 Questions & Answers About Heart Attack and Related Cardiac Problems. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2004.
RC685.C6 A15 2004

Consumer text discusses what causes heart attacks, symptoms, prevention, treatment, and living a normal life. Softcover.

Conti, C. Richard and Diana Tonnessen. Heart Disease and High Cholesterol: Beating the Odds. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1992.
RC672 .C62 1992

Discusses the hereditary risks of heart disease and the predisposition to high cholesterol and details the various manageable risk factors--including stress reduction, low-fat diets, and controlling medical conditions-- that can reduce the risks.

Gersh, Bernard J. Editor. Mayo Clinic Heart Book: The Ultimate Guide to Heart Health. New York: W. Morrow, 2000.
RC672 .M4 2000

The Mayo Clinic Heart Book will also help you to recognize the signs and symptoms of heart disease (most heart attack patients have more indigestion and arm pain than chest pain), as well as when a trip to the emergency room is warranted or critical. It prepares you for a variety of potential treatment scenarios, and offers a glimpse of a typical rehabilitation and recovery schedule after a heart attack or operation.

Goldberg, Nieca. Women Are Not Small Men: Life-Saving Strategies for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease in Women. New York: Ballantine Books, 2002.
RC672 .G59 2003

"Heart disease is a woman's greatest health threat," writes cardiologist Nieca Goldberg, M.D. Until recently, heart research was done on men, and women were considered "small men." But women are quite different from men in physiology and patterns, and require a targeted approach. Goldberg's mission is to help women prevent or manage heart disease by understanding their unique symptoms, risk factors, prevention options, medical treatments, lifestyle choices, hormones, supplements, and recovery methods.

Goldberg, Nieca. The Women's Healthy Heart Program: Lifesaving Strategies for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease. New York: Ballantine Books, 2006.
RC672 .G59 2006

This important book is a timely, authoritative and highly informative resource for those who want to understand this silent and debilitating disease, whether for themselves or for someone they love.

Hachinski, Vladimir and Larissa Hachinski. Stroke: A Comprehensive Guide to "Brain Attacks": Everything You Need to Know. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2003.
RC388.5 .H338 2003

This important book is a timely, authoritative and highly informative resource for those who want to understand this silent and debilitating disease, whether for themselves or for someone they love.

Hefferman, Deborah Daw. An Arrow Through the Heart: One Woman's Story of Life, Love, and Surviving a Near-Fatal Heart Attack. New York: Free Press, 2003.
RC685.I6 H435 2003

Healthy 44-year-old Deborah Daw Heffernan--a nonsmoker with low cholesterol and low blood pressure, who ate her vegetables to boot--lay down one day on the floor of her yoga class and felt her heart explode. Her heart attack--followed by a failed angioplasty, a double bypass, and eight days of unconsciousness--nearly killed her. During her recovery, she found plenty of books about heart disease and women, but no first-person stories--even though cardiovascular disease is the number-one killer of both men and women. An Arrow Through the Heart is the intensely personal account of her experience of surviving a heart attack, and how it changed everything.

Krantzler, Pat et. al. The Heart of a Woman: A Memoir of Healing and Reversing Heart Disease. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, 2000.
RC666.72.K73 A3 2000
This first-person account of one woman's experience chronicles her enduring a life-threatening heart attack (with no prior knowledge that she was even at risk for heart disease), her physical and emotional roller-coaster ride directly following the attack, her rehabilitation, her ongoing efforts to reverse heart disease, and, especially, her commitment to reclaiming her life and re-creating her self-image. It is a candid and intimate portrait, and a testament to the courage and faith necessary to successfully undertake a journey of healing, the magnitude of which inevitably results in self-transformation.

Marler, John R. Stroke for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ:Wiley, 2005.
RC388.5 .M37 2005

Have questions and concerns about strokes? This reassuring guide provides invaluable information for stroke victims and their loved ones, from what a stroke is and what it feels like to proven treatments and therapies. You'll see how to implement a plan for preventing stroke, treat the lingering effects of stroke, and maximize home caregiver effectiveness while minimizing fatigue.

Nelson, Miriam E. and Alice H. Lichtenstein. Strong Women, Strong Hearts: Proven Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Heart Disease. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2005.
RC682 .N445 2005

Heart disease kills more women than men each year, yet it is still mistakenly thought of as a "man's disease." In this comprehensive and practical guide, top women's health expert and author Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D., teams up with heart expert Alice H. Lichtenstein, D.Sc., to present up-to-date advice on diet, exercise, weight loss, stress reduction, and other key strategies tailored specifically for women.

Quinn, Campion. 100 Questions & Answers About Congestive Heart Failure. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2006.
RC685.C53 Q85 2006

This book provides readers with authoritative, practical answers to questions about congestive heart failure, including causes, diagnosis, treatment options, quality of life, care giving, sources of support, and much more.

Rippe, James M. The Healthy Heart for Dummies. Foster City, CA: IDG Books Worldwide, 2000.
RC672 .R54 2000

Heart disease affects almost 25 percent of Americans and causes almost a million deaths per year. Although women fear breast cancer more, only 1 woman in 27 dies from breast cancer, while 1 woman in 2 dies from heart disease. Kudos to James Rippe, M.D., associate professor of cardiology at Boston's Tufts University Medical School and director of the Rippe Health Assessment at Celebration Health and the Center for Lifestyle Research, for making such a serious subject accessible and even entertaining.

Romaine, Deborah S. and Otelio S. Randall. The A to Z of the Heart and Heart Disease. New York: Checkmark Books, 2006.
RC672 .R63 2006

This is a comprehensive guide to the heart - how to keep it healthy and how to cope with disease. Millions of Americans - men, women, and children - have some form of cardiovascular disease. However, medical breakthroughs in cardiovascular research have changed the way the heart is treated, and prevention or treatment can be aided with simple lifestyle changes

Rothfeld, Glenn S. and Suzenne LeVert. Natural Medicine for Heart Disease: The Best Alternative Methods for Prevention and Treatment, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Chest Pain, Other Circulatory Problems. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1996.
RC684.A48 R68 1996

A guide to using alternative medicine in a safe, effective manner to prevent & treat America's number-one killer disease.

Sandin, Karl J. and Kristin D. Mason. Manual of Stroke Rehabilitation. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1996.
RC388.5 .S187 1996

This handbook acquaints the intermediate level practitioner with the acute management and comprehensive rehabilitation of the stroke patient. The text follows four fictitious patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage, thrombotic stroke, embolic stroke, and hemorrhagic stroke with brainstem, right and left hemisphere, subcortical and generalized presentation.

Selzer, Arthur. Understanding Heart Disease. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992.
RC672 .S44 1992

Diseases of the heart are the leading cause of death in the Western world. Health professionals and the general public alike eagerly watch advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease. Yet the more spectacular aspects of medical progress in the field are often reported prematurely and their potential benefits exaggerated.

Sheps, Sheldon G. Editor. Mayo Clinic on High Blood Pressure. Rochester, MN: Mayo Clinic, 2002.
RC685.H8 M33 2002

(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Consumer text provides practical and easy-to-understand information on preventing and managing high blood pressure. Includes tips on controlling sodium, special risks, latest on medications, stress, DASH diet and recipes, high blood pressure emergencies, and treatment options.

Spence, J. David. How to Prevent Your Stroke. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2006.
RC388.5 .S66 2006

Although the number of strokes that occur annually continues to increase, up to 75 percent of them could be prevented if symptoms were accurately diagnosed and current treatment options applied, says Spence, director of the Stroke Prevention and Atherosclerosis Research Centre at the Robarts Research Institute. And in his book, he aims to provide all the information that at-risk patients need to understand the underlying causes of strokes, risk factors and remedies, from diet and exercise to drugs and surgery.

Taylor, Anne L. Editor. The African-American [Black] Woman's Guide to a Healthy Heart. Roscoe, IL: Hilton Pub. Co., 2004.
RC682 .A39 2004

This important and informative work addresses the causes behind cardiovascular health disparities between black women and their while counterparts including poor diet, inadequate access to quality healthcare, and infrequent visits to the physician. More than simply diagnosing the problem, however, this guide empowers black women to take the necessary steps toward lowering their risk of heart attack and stroke, enables them to work more effectively with health care professionals, and informs them about risk factors and how to negotiate the health care system. A comprehensive list of resources is also provided.

Torelli, Julius and George Ryan. Beyond Cholesterol: 7 Life-Saving Heart Disease Tests That Your Doctor May not Give You. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2005.
RC685.C6 T547 2005

The latest scientific research has discovered that cholesterol levels are not the definitive indicator of heart disease risk. In fact, there are seven tests that can reveal much about the state of the heart and cardiovascular system. Dr. Torelli explains what the tests are, what they reveal, and how to get them. He also includes information on womens heart health (heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women; ten percent of women ages 45 to 64 are living with heart disease), and dietary and lifestyle factors that impact heart disease.

Yates, Beverly. Heart Health for Black Women: A Natural Approach to Healing and Preventing Heart Disease. New York: Marlowe & Co., 2000.
RC682 .Y38 2000

Black women as a group are at great risk for developing heart disease for a variety of reasons, including statistically higher rates of hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. Approaching this issue from a prevention standpoint, Yates offers advice on nutrition, exercise, and stress management to help black women avoid life-threatening diseases.


Brown, Zora K., Harold Freeman, and Elizabeth Platt. 100 Questions & Answers About Breast Cancer. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2007.
RC280.B8 B7465 2007

The second author is with Howard Univ., Washington, D.C. Consumer reference provides practical answers to questions about breast cancer. Topics include treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more.
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Cohen, Deborah A. and Robert M. Gelfand. Just Get Me Through This!: The Practical Guide to Breast Cancer. New York: Kensington Books, 2000.
RC280.B8 C598 2000

It's hard to believe that a breast cancer guide can be fun, but breast cancer survivor Cohen and oncologist Gelfand have produced a book that combines medical information with the kind of warm, funny, rueful sharing a woman gets from a good talk with her girlfriends.

Conner, Kristine and Lauren Langford. Ovarian Cancer: Your Guide to Taking Control. Sebastopal, CA: O'Reilly, 2003.
RC280.O8 C665 2003

This unique guide for ovarian cancer gives women crucial medical information to improve the chance for lengthy remission and cure, as well as emotional support for the journey. Although many ovarian cancers are discovered after they have spread, having information about surgery and best practices can be life-saving. Ovarian Cancer features "Questions for Your Doctor, "extensive resources, and the stories of dozens of women living with ovarian cancer."

Dizon, Don S., Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum, and Andrea Gibbs Brown. 100 Questions & Answers About Ovarian Cancer. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2004.
Call no: RC280.O8 D55 2004

Whether you're a newly diagnosed ovarian cancer patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of either, this completely updated second edition gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. Written by a gynecologic oncologist and a gynecologic surgeon, with actual patient commentary, this is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of ovarian cancer.

Montz, Fredrick J. and Robert E. Bristow. A Guide to Survivorship for Women with Ovarian Cancer. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
RC280.O8 M66 2005

This comprehensive guide to ovarian cancer offers a wealth of information to ease the physical, emotional, and psychic suffering of women with the disease. The authors -- two Johns Hopkins gynecologic oncologists and a gynecologic-oncology clinical nurse -- put particular emphasis on the concept of "survivorship," or living life well in the face of daunting uncertainties. They stress the importance of self-determination: the right of each patient to be informed, involved, and in control of her care.
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Ricks, Delthia. Breast Cancer Basics and Beyond: Treatments, Resources, Self-Help, Good News, Updates. Alameda CA: Hunter House, 2005.
RC280.B8 R535 2005

By gathering together all the latest information available, Breast Cancer Basics and Beyond helps women better understand their illness and enables them to make knowledgeable choices about their care, from diagnosis to recovery. Among the topics discussed are the pros and cons of different treatments including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and hormone therapy; breast reconstruction; recurrence rates; building a support team; follow-up care; and life after cancer.

Author Sutton, Amy L. Editor. Cancer Sourcebook for Women: Basic Consumer Health Information About Leading Causes of Cancer in Women. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, 2006.
RC280.G5 C34 2006

The third updated edition of a major sourcebook reference for health consumers covers cancer issues women need to know, from the latest risk factors and treatments to new research in the fields of breast, gynecologic and lung cancers. Parts divisions focus on broad areas of interest, while chapters narrow down topics and provide the latest research. Indispensable.

Other Diseases

Alexander, Ivy M. and Karla A. Knight. 100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2006.
RC931.O73 A42 2006

100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia provides authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, lifestyle decisions to improve bone health, sources of support, comments from men and women with bone loss, and much more. Written by a nurse practitioner and a nurse, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional challenges of osteoporosis and related conditions.

Bohme, Karine and Frances Budden. The Silent Thief: Osteoporosis, Exercises, and Strategies for Prevention and Treatment. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2001.
RC931.O73 B64 2001

The Silent Thief is an authoritative book for those with osteoporosis and are concerned with lessening the symptoms, as well as for those who want to prevent the onset of the disease. It fully explains osteoporosis, discusses hereditary and lifestyle factors that contribute to its onset, outlines dietary and supplementary options, and illustrates detailed exercise programs for prevention and treatment at any age.

Bonnick, Sydney Lou. The Osteoporosis Handbook: The Comprehensive Guide to Prevention and Treatment. Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade Pub., 2000.
RC931.O73 B66 1994

Osteoporosis, like sticks and stones, can break your bones, but knowledge can prevent it. The bone-weakening disease, which attacks many women past menopause, need not be accepted with resignation, according to Dr. Sidney Lou Bonnick. In The Osteoporosis Handbook: Every Woman's Guide to Prevention and Treatment, Dr. Bonnick outlines which women are most likely to be stricken and then suggests exercises to strengthen bones, sensible nutritional advice, and other methods of health maintenance to avoid the disease.
Source: Donavin, Denise. "Healthy Bones." American Libraries 25(1994): 442.

Brown, Susan E. Better Bones, Better Body: Beyond Estrogen and Calcium: A Comprehensive Self-Help Program for Preventing, Halting, and Overcoming Osteoporosis. Los Angeles: Keats Pub., 2000.
RC931.O73 B76 2000

Challenging traditional assumptions that estrogen and calcium deficiencies are the only causes of osteoporosis, this book explores the disorder from a wider perspective that includes lifestyle and exercise.

Goold, Grant B. First Aid in the Workplace: What to Do in the First Five Minutes. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.
RC86.8 .G66 1998

Designed for people who have little or no background in first aid and CPR, this book provides coverage of every essential element required by OSHA's current guidelines. Grant Goold offers clear and concise information on how to properly provide basic first aid on a limited number of injuries and illnesses until professional help arrives.

National Safety Council and American Heart Association. Heartsaver Facts: First Aid, AED, CPR Training System. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett, 1999.
RC86.7 .H387 1999

Course developed between the American Heart Association and the National Safety Council. For consumers. Colorful format. Softcover.

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