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Health and Wellness Resources: Physical Health

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Resources

Our bodies, ourselves : a new edition for a new era / The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005.
Reference - RA778 .N49 2005
Contents:Taking care of ourselves -- 1. Body image -- 2. Eating well -- 3. Alcohol, tobacco, and other mood-altering drugs -- 4. Our bodies in motion -- 5. Complementary health practices -- 6. Emotional well-being -- 7. Environmental and occupational health -- 8. Violence and abuse -- Relationships and sexuality -- 9. Gender identity and sexual orientation -- 10. Relationships with men -- 11. Relationships with women -- 12. Sexuality -- Sexual health -- 13. Sexual anatomy, reproduction, and the menstrual cycle -- 14. Safer sex -- 15. Sexually transmitted infections -- 16. HIV and AIDS -- Reproductive choices -- 17. Considering parenting -- 18. Birth control -- 19. Unexpected pregnancy -- 20. Abortion -- Childbearing -- 21. Pregnancy -- 22. Childbirth -- 23. The first year of parenting -- 24. Childbearing loss -- 25. Infertility and assisted reproduction -- Growing older -- 26. Midlife and menopause -- 27. Our later years -- Medical problems and procedures -- 28. Unique to women -- 29. Special concerns for women -- Knowledge is power -- 30. Navigating the health care system -- 31. The politics of women’s health -- 32. Organizing for change -- Glossary.
 
Men’s health and wellness encyclopedia/ Charles B. Inlander and the staff of the People’s Medical Society.
Reference - RA777.75 .I55 1998b
Partial Table of Contents: Circulatory System -- Digestive system -- Lymphatic System -- Reproductive system -- Urinary System -- Diet and Nutrition -- Guidelines for Exercise -- Sports Injuries -- Steroids -- Weight reduction -- Stress -- Men's Roles in Pregnancy -- Relaxation Therapies -- Death and Dying -- Allergies -- Alzheimers and Dementia -- Arthritis -- Cancer -- Depression -- Prostate Disease -- Sleep Disorders -- Stroke -- Testicular Disorders -- Ulcers -- Sexual Health -- Aphrodisiacs -- Vasectomy -- STDs -- Erection Problems -- Circumcision
 
Eat, Drink, and be healthy:  the Harvard Medical School guide to healthy eating / Walter C. Willett and P. J. Skerrett.  New York:  Free Press, 2005.
RA784 .W635 2005
 
Fast food nation : the dark side of the all-American meal/ Eric Schlosser. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
TX945.3 .S355 2001
Also available online from NetLibrary.
 
Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition. Jacqueline L. Longe, ed. Detroit: Gale, 2008. 1101 pp. 2 vols.
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The RealAge makeover:  take years off your looks and add them to your life / Michael F. Roizen.  New York:  Collins, 2005.
RA776.75 .R653 2005
 
The RealAge workout:  maximum health, minimum work / Michael F. Roizen, Tracy Hafen;  with Lawrence A. Armour.  New York:  Collins, 2008.
RA776.75 .R656 2008
 
YOU:  the owner's manual / Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.  New York:  Harper Collins, 2005.
RA 776 .R723 2005

See also the Mayo Clinic website, www.mayoclinic.com, under Healthy Lifestyle.