Featured Library Materials
Our featured library materials also appear on our Facebook page and may be available for check out at your local Aurora library. Many of our libraries have a large selection of consumer health resources that may be checked out when you visit. Stop in and browse!
|Unaccountable (book) by Marty Makary, MD (Bloomsbury Pr., 2012). Dr. Makary addresses the lack of transparency and the many dangers in receiving health care today. According to CDC estimates, medical mistakes are the 5th leading cause of death. Creation of congenial hospital teamwork cultures encourages members to speak up about safety issues. Transparency and trust can be built into doctor-patient encounters when the patient contributes to what is being written in the medical record notes and participates in decision making.|
|The Blood Sugar Solution (book) by Mark Hyman, MD (Little Brown, 2012). It is estimated that by 2020, 1 out of 2 Americans will have pre-diabetes or diabetes. Balanced insulin levels can restore wellness, help you lose weight and prevent not only diabetes but heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer. A six-week healthy-living program focusing on nutrition, hormones, inflammation, digestion, detoxification, energy metabolism, and calming the mind from stress is explained.|
|Dreamland (book) by David K. Randall (Norton, 2012). Our bodies follow natural circadian rhythms that last just over 24 hours in each cycle. This internal clock regulates body temperature, releases melatonin and determines the energy we have at certain times of the day. When asleep, our minds are cleared of unnecessary information and our brains are able to apply old facts and information to new situations to find innovative solutions.|
|Mom Energy (book) by A Koff, R.D. (Hay House, 2011). Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is fuel in our bodies and is derived from the foods we eat. Our bodies know how to efficiently use the nutrients of natural whole foods. Eat a balanced diet of carbohydrates, protein, fat and vegetables every few hours to maintain a constant flow of energy.|
|Your Genes, Your Health (book) by A. Milunsky, MD (Oxford, 2011). Tiny genes carry all of our inherited traits, reside in each of our cells and regulate every aspect of our health. If unraveled, one of them would stretch several feet. A genetic mutation can show itself as seemingly unrelated disorders in the same family. Know your family history and get the genetic tests you need to protect your health.|