For up-to-date health research, Brooks Memorial offers the Health & Wellness Resource Center, an excellent general health database that is updated continuously.  But circulation statistics show that many of us also like to turn to books for health information.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Crosby Foundation, the Library was able to add approximately 60 new titles to its health collection in 2010. We will be highlighting a few of the new health titles by subject in upcoming blog posts.

Here are a few of the diseases and specific health concerns books to look for on our shelves, followed by their call numbers. We have chosen single titles from the major categories of disease to highlight. To see all the titles in a specific category please request our new health book bibliography at the reference desk.

Bonner, Dede. The 10 best questions for living with Alzheimer’s. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2008.    An excellent title to help a family move past a scary diagnosis and use the power of questions to become your own best health advocate. 616.8 BON

Diabetes A to Z : what you need to know about diabetes simply put. The American Diabetes Association, Alexandria, Va.: American Diabetes Association, c2010.  In this updated 6th edition, get all the information you need-from understanding A1C to getting your ZZZs. 616.4 DIA

Rosenthal, M. Sara. The thyroid sourcebook. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2009. Providing information on the complications of hypo- and hyperthyroidism, thyroid eye disease, and thyroid cancer, through personal narratives and medical information. 616.4 ROS

Scardino, Peter T., Judith Kelman. Dr. Peter Scardino’s prostate book : the complete guide to overcoming prostate cancer, prostatitis, and bph. New York : Avery, c2010.  One in six men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and nearly half the adult male population will be affected by prostatitis. Scardino’s Prostate book provides the facts and a compassionate voice to guide every man to health and healing. 616.99 SCA

Wallack, Marc K., Jamie Colby with Alisa Bowman. Back to life after a heart crisis : a doctor and his wife share their 8-step cardiac comeback plan. New York: Penguin, c2010.  Surgical oncologist Wallack discovered how frightening the patient’s side of the bed looks when he requires emergency quadruple bypass surgery. Emotional support for all the life milestones after heart surgery.  616.1 WAL