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New Arrivals - Medicine, health, and technology

"Consisting of the muscle groups around the belly and lower back, the core is essential to the body's physical function, and a weak core can put one at higher risk for injury. It doesn't matter if you're a fitness novice or an elite athlete, or even if you have a gym membership. Developing a strong core is the key to maintaining good health and balance, and it can be done within the comfort of the home. In this essential guide, fitness expert Hollis Liebman demonstrates how to build a strong core and prevent injury. It can be difficult to know which exercises to do without the expertise of a professional trainer. Exercise in Action: Core gives readers a whole new perspective on how to increase the body's performance and shows them how to get a full-body workout without even leaving home"-- Provided by publisher.

A guide to recognizing and combating external factors that both cause weight gain and make it difficult to lose weight, offering a three-step action plan to identify hidden factors affecting weight, develop a personal toolbox to combat external effects, and become a positive influence on others.

"Reinforce the loving bond between you and your baby with easy-to-learn massage techniques that soothe and promote all-around wellbeing"--P. [4] of cover.

Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry shares the stories of trauma and transformation he has encountered in his line of work, describing what happens to a child's brain when exposed to extreme stress and how innovative treatments are helping those children heal and become healthy adults.

Citing formidable recovery rates for people addicted to prescription opiates or heroin, a guide inspired by the experiences of addicts in long-term recovery outlines treatment approaches based on new understandings about opiate addiction.

"At the height of WWI, history's most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the Middle Ages, and 1918 marked the first collision of science and epidemic disease. Revised to reflect the growing danger of the avian flu, this is ultimately a tale of triumph amid tragedy, providing us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon"--From publisher description.

Learn the safe and easy way to benefit from the practice of yoga. Payne ande Feuerstein help you design and follow your own personal program in order to achieve your fittest, healthiest, happiest self.

"Whether your focus is your abdominals or your legs, you can strengthen key parts of your body with Exercise in Action: Strength Training. This book is organized into clearly illustrated instructional guides that help you easily follow each exercise. Begin with a complete warm-up and stretching exercises, then choose your target areas through the easy-to-follow format. From chest and abdominals to arms and shoulders, each category consists of a variety of strength exercises allowing your body to always be challenged. The innovative, visual guide illustrates each movement clearly, assuring that you do the exercises correctly. With over 150 pages of step-by-step exercises, Exercise in Action: Strength Training is the next best thing to having a personal trainer right in the room with you. "-- Provided by publisher.