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 general health books to look for on our shelves, followed by their call numbers:

A family guide to first aid and emergency preparedness (DVD). Yardley, Pa.: Staywell, c2008. A booklet and DVD by the American Red Cross covering illness and injury first aid. 616.02 FAM

Goldstein, Mark, Myrna Chandler Goldstein, and Larry P. Credit. Your best medicine: from conventional and complementary medicine-expert-endorsed therapeutic solutions to relieve symptoms and speed healing. Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale, c2008. An excellent introduction to integrative medicine, organized alphabetically by ailments. 613 GOL

Mayo Clinic family health book. Des Moines, IA: Time Inc. Home Entertainment, c2009.A reliable single volume covering health concerns from infancy to old age. Chapters include: Injuries and Symptoms; Pregnancy and Healthy Children; Healthy Adults; Diseases and Disorders; and Tests and Treatments. 613 MAY and  REF 613 MAY

Spinelli, Frank. The Advocate guide to gay men’s health and wellness. New York: Alyson Books, 2008.  A top-selling gay and lesbian news magazine provides a guide to health issues specific to gay men’s lives. 613.086 SPI

For a complete bibliography of all the new health titles Brooks Memorial Library has purchased under the Crosby grant, please ask at the reference desk.