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Body Language

Body Language

Kimberly Lau traces the multiple ways in which the success of an innovative fitness program illuminates what identity means to its Black female clientele and how their group interaction provides a new perspective on feminist theories of identity politics--especially regarding the significance of identity to political activism and social change. 

Heart Care for Life

Heart Care for Life

More than 70 million Americans have some form of heart disease. For each of them, obtaining accurate information about the disease and the many options for dealing with it can be both empowering and life saving. In this book, cardiologist Dr. Barry L. Zaret and Genell Subak-Sharpe offer up-to-date facts about the best treatments available and an innovative approach that shows how treatment programs can be tailored to meet the needs of each unique patient. 

The Alchemy of Self Healing

The Alchemy of Self Healing

We have more power to heal ourselves than we have been led to believe. Your body is "Instant Messaging" you all the time. These messages contain a unique cellular treasure waiting to be accessed. The discovery that your body (not your mind) is listening to you will transform your life. Your mind runs old programs, "defaults" to all that is familiar in your life, even when what's familiar is pain. The Alchemy of Self Healing will show you how to tap into your body wisdom that craves health and joy. 

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

Leading feminist scholars have been brought together for the first time in this comprehensive volume to reveal the complexity of feminist engagements with the exponentially growing cosmetic surgery phenomenon. Offering a diversity of theoretical, methodological and political approaches Cosmetic Surgery: A Feminist Primer presents not only the latest, cutting-edge research in this field but a challenging and unique approach to the issue that will be of key interest to researchers across the social sciences and humanities.

After Cancer Treatment

After Cancer Treatment

At age 36, Julie Silver was enjoying an exciting career as a physician at the Harvard Medical School and a rewarding personal life as a mother, wife, and award-winning writer. But she had the sense that something was wrong. Two years and multiple doctors later, she was diagnosed with the breast cancer she had suspected all along and was catapulted into the role of cancer patient. Like many cancer patients who experience serious side effects from treatment, Dr. Silver emerged from therapy feeling not better, but exhausted and physically devastated. As she worked to heal herself, she became determined to write a book to help others recover after cancer treatment. 

Books available at the Evelyn S. Field Library

Books on self care can be found in the library collection upstairs in the following sections:
BF697  This section is focused on the image of the body in society.
RA776 This section has books on healthcare issues for specific groups such as women, transgender and seniors.
RA778  This section is focused on the medical conditions of healthcare for specific groups.
Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

THE KEY TO A BETTER BODY--in shape, energized, and youthful--is a healthy brain. Based on the latest medical research, as well as on Dr. Amen's two decades of clinical practice at the re­nowned Amen Clinics, where Dr. Amen and his as­sociates pioneered the use of the most advanced brain imaging technology, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body shows you how to take the very best care of your brain. 

The Smart Student's Guide to Healthy Living : how to survive stress, late nights, & the college cafeteria

The Smart Student's Guide to Healthy Living : how to survive stress, late nights, & the college cafeteria

This book offers college students practical advice on how they can stay healthy in the hectic college environment, with tips on getting enough sleep, eating healthy, exercising, and avoiding major stresses.

Body Panic

Body Panic

Are you ripped? Do you need to work on your abs? Do you know your ideal body weight? Your body fat index? Increasingly, Americans are being sold on a fitness ideal -- not just thin but toned, not just muscular but cut -- that is harder and harder to reach. In Body Panic, Shari L. Dworkin and Faye Linda Wachs ask why. How did these particular body types come to be "fit"? And how is it that having an unfit, or "bad," body gets conflated with being an unfit, or "bad," citizen? 

Body Drama

Body Drama

From fashion magazines to taboo Web sites, curious girls have access to tons of old wives' tales about the female body - usually misinformation and harmful portrayals that lead to low self-esteem, self-destructive acts and even disturbing plastic surgery procedures. Here is a healing, reassuring response to damaging myths from former Miss Virgina, Nancy Redd. She addresses the issues that most girls are too ashamed to raise, from body hair to bras and from weight to acne.

Our Bodies, Ourselves

Our Bodies, Ourselves

This is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of women's health and sexuality, including menopause, birth control, childbirth, sexual health, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health and general well-being. 

Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm

Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm?

Why does my shampoo stop working? Are my cosmetics poisoning me? What does hypoallergenic mean? Are organic products better? Every day thousands of people turn to the scientists at the popular blog TheBeautyBrains.com for answers to their most pressing beauty questions. In Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm?* you'll learn how cosmetic products work, what advertising claims actually mean, and how to make smarter buying decisions. You'll discover that: * Salon products are not necessarily better than products you can buy in the store. * Some of the most expensive cosmetics are made by the same companies that make the less expensive brands, and often the same formulas are used in both. * You do not need to spend hundreds of dollars to look and feel good. You'll also find: * 4 ways to tell if your cosmetic has expired * 5 home beauty gadgets that really work * 4 easy tips to longer, stronger nails * and much, much more! *You can! See chapter 6.