Health & Wellness Resources

Many of these titles were funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds admisnistered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Women’s Health:

Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Stomach: Taking Control of Your Digestive Health by Jaqueline Wolf 616.3 WO

Prime Time: Creating a Great First Act by Jane Fonda 612.3 Fo

The Daughter Trap: Taking Care of Mom and Dad and You by Laurel Kennedy 649.808 KE

Eat to Defeat Menopause: The Essential Nutrition Guide for a Healthy Midlife by Karen Gilbin 618.1 Gi

Shmirshky: The Pursuit of Hormone Happiness by E. 618.1 E

Menopause Reset!: Reverse Weight Gain, Speed Fat Loss, and Get Your Body Back by Mickey Harpaz 618.1 H

What to Do When You Can’t Get Pregnant: The Complete Guide to All the Options for Couples Facing Fertility Issues by Daniel Potter, MD 618.1 Po

Previvors: Facing the Breast Cancer Gene and Making Life-Changing Decisions by Diana Port 616.99 Po

A Woman’s Guide to Muscle and Strength by Irene Lewis-McCormick 613.7 Le

PCOs Health & Nutrition: Includes 125 Recipes for Managing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome by Jill Stansbury 618.1 St

Saving Women’s Hearts: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with Natural and Conventional Strategies by Martha Gulait 616.1 Gu

Breast Cancer: 50 Essential Things You Can Do (Large Print) by Greg Anderson LT 616.99 An
A Breast Cancer Alphabet by Madhulika Sikka LT 616.99 Si

The Woman’s Fibromyalgia Toolkit by Dawn Marcus 616.72 Ma


Get Up!: Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It by James A. Levine 613.7 Le

Zumba: DItch the Workout, Join the Party! (with DVD) by Beto Perez 613.7 PE

Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence by Eric Goodman 617.5 GO

Yoga For Age 60+ by Meena Vad 613.7 Va

Fit at Any Age for Active Older Adults (DVD) EDVD HEALTH 29

Older and Much Wiser Workout for Seniors (DVD) EDVD Health EDVD Health 26

Quickfix Rx: Kneehab: Improve Knee Health and Prevent Injury (DVD) EDVD Health 30

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Quick Total Body Workouts by Thomas Seabourne 613.71 Se

Diet & Nutrition:

Gluten-Free Eating (Idiot’s Guide)   541.56 Hu

Eat, Move, Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Change by Tom Rath

The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health by T, Colin Campbell, PhD 613.2 Ca

The End of Dieting by Joel Fuhrman  613.2 Fu

Brad’s Raw Made Easy: The Fast Delicious Way to Lose Weight, Optimize Health, and Live Mostly in the Raw by Brad Gruno  613.2 Gr

Waht are You Hungry For? The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being and Lightness of Soul  by Deepak Chopra, MD  LT 613.25 CH

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar by David Perlmutter, M.D. 613.26 Pe

Earl Mindell’s New Vitamin Bible by Earl Mindell 612.99 Mi

Go Undiet: 50 Small Actions for Lasting Weight Loss by Gloria Tsang 613.2 Ts

Complete Guide to Prescription & Nonprescription Drugs 2012 by Griffith H. Winter R MED 615.1 GR

What’s Eating Your Child?: The Hidden Connection Between Food and Childhood Ailments by Kelly Dorfman 613.2 Do

The Everything Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders by Angie Best-Boss PRC 618.92 Be

Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens by Jodie Shields 613.2 Sh
Fat Chance Cookbook by Robert Lustig, MD LT 641.5 Lu

Gluten Free Baking for Dummies by Jean Layton 641.5638 La

Joy Bauer’s Food Cures 615.8 Ba

Diseases and Medical Conditions:

The Merck Manual Go-To Home Guide for Symptoms  613 Me

Confronting Chronic Pain by Steven Richeimer, M.D.  615.8 Ri

500 Home-Tested Remedies and the Science Behind Them by Linda White, MD  615.88 WH

Disease-Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well by David L. Katz, MD  LT 616.07 KA

The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood and Your Long-Term Health by Justin and Erica Sonnenburg, PhDs 616.079 So

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis by Tammi Shlotzhauer, M.D. 616.7 Sh

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers by Naheed Ali, M.D.  616.8 Al

Diabetes and You: A Comprehensive Holistic Approach byNaheed Ali 616.4 Al

Diabetes Without Drugs by Suzy Cohen 616.462 CO

Brain Storms: The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson’s Disease by Jon Palfreman  616.8 Pa

Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme & Chronic Disease by Richard Horowitz, MD  616.9 Ho

Out of the Woods: Healing from Lyme Disease for Body, Mind and Spirit by Katina Makris 616.9 MA

No More Allergies by Gary Null  616.97 Nu

Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds by Kelly Turner, PhD  616.99 Tu

Backache: What Exercises Work: Breakthrough Relief for the Rest of Your Life, Even After Drugs & Surgery Have Failed by Dava Sobel 617.5 So

Diabetes Meals for Good Health by Karen Graham 641.5 Gr

Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin by Gary Scheiner 616.4 Sc

Tackling Diabetes (DVD) EDVD HEALTH 33

Merk Medical Health Handbook R MED 613 ME

Beating Chronic Fatigue by Kristina Downing-Orr 616.0478 DO

Live Your Life With COPD by Jane Martin 616.24 MA

Complete Guide to Understanding and Living with COPD by R.D. Martin 616.24 MA

Snoring and Sleep Apnea by Ralph Pascualy (Large Print) LT 616.2 Pa

Sleep Disorders: Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Aleep Apnea & Others by Kaelyn Smith 616.2 Sm

Living With Itch: A Patient’s Guide by Gil Yosipovitvh, M.D. 616.5 Yo

The Autoimmune Solution by Amy Myers, M.D. 616.97 My

Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism 2011-2012 by Ken Siri 618.9 Si

The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies for Making Life All it Can Be by Martha Herbert 616.85 He

Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian by John Robison 616.85 RO

Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Otions for Kids, Adults and Clinicians by Richard Brown 616.85 Br

The Acid Reflux Solution by Jorge Rodriguez 616.3 Ro

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Acid Reflux Diet by Maria Bella 616.3 Be

Crohns & Colitis by Jessica Black 616.3 Bl

Brave Girl Eating: A Family’s Struggle With Anorexia by Harriet Brown 616.85 Br

Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering From Your Eating Disorder (Large Print) by Joanna Poppink LT 616.85 Po

Take Back Your Back: Everything You Need to Know to Effectively Reverse and Manage Back Pain by Beth Murinson 617.5 Mu

This is Why Your Back Hurts: What You Can Do to Get Rid of the Pain by Vaughan Dabbs 617.5 Da

Ending Back Pain: 5 Powerful Steps to Diagnose, Understand, and Treat Your Aliling Back by Jack Stern, M.D. 617.5 St

What You Must Know About Kidney Disease: A Practical Guide to Conventional and Complementary Treatments by Rich Snyder 616.6 Sn

Autism Breakthrough by Raun Kaufman  PRC 616.85 Ka

Macular Disease: Practical Strategies for Living with Vision Loss (Large Print) by Peggy Wolfe LT 617.7 Wo

Macular Degeneration: A Patient’s Guide to Treatment by David Boyer 617.7 Bo

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease by Mark Houston 616.1 Ho

Conquering Heart Attacks and Stoke: Your 10-Step Self-Defense Plan by Reader’s Digest Association. 616.1 Re

Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life 616.12 Ma

Asperger Syndrome: Assessing and Treating High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders edited by James McPartland and Fred Volkmar  616.85 As

Lung Cancer: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatement by Walter Scott 616.99 Sc

Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook by Jean Lamantia 651.5 La

Basal & Squamous Cell Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know Now from the experts at the American Cancer Society 616.99 Am

Melanoma Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know Now from the experts at the American Cancer Society 616.99 Am

The End of Illness by David Agus 613 Ag

After the Diagnosis: Transcending Chronic Illness by Julian Seifter 616 Se

Children and YA/ Teen Health and Wellenss

Frequently Asked Questions About Family Violence by Vanessa Michaels YA 362.82 Mi

Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce by Rory Bergin YA 306.89 BE

Dating Violence by Lily Henrietta YA 362.88 Li

Drug Abuse by Bruce Edelfield YA 362.29 ED

Self Esteem by Betsy Morrison YA 155.5 MO

The Truth About Prescription Drugs by Basia Leonard

The Truth About Methamphetamine and Crystal Meth by Lara Norquist YA 362.29 NO

Online Bullying by Peter Ryan YA 302.3 RY

Cyber Bullying by Nick Hunter YA 302.2 HU

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning by Ben Foss 371.914 Fo

Vegetarianism by Debra Miller YA 641.5 VE

Erasing the Ink: Getting Rid of Your Tattoo by Frank Spalding YA 391.6 SP

Stop Bullying (DVD) EDVD Educational 12

Bullying: There’s Always a Way Out (DVD) EDVD Educational 11

Online Bullying by Peter Ryan YA 302.3 Ry

The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk About Surviving Middle School, Bullies, Brands, Body Image & More by Haley Kirkpatrick 305.235 Ki

I Get Panic Attacks, Now What? by Anne Spencer YA 616.85 Sp

I’m Depressed, Now What? by Michael Owents YA 616.85 Ow

Antisocial Behavior by Frank Spalding 616.85 Sp

Dating Violence by Henrietta Lily YA 632.88 Li

Yoga for Beginners by Brian Burns 613.7 Bu

Pilates for Beginners by Denis Kennedy 613.7 Bu

The Truth About Marijuana by Frederick Gross YA 613.8 Gr

The Truth About Methamhetamine by Lara Norquisr YA 362.29 No

The Truth About Prescription Drugs by Basia Leonard YA 362.29 Le

The Aspie Teen’s Survival Guide by J.D. Kraus YA 618.92 Kr

Young Women and the HPV Vaccine by Jennifer Bringle YA 616.9 Br

Eating Disorders by Tammy Laser YA 616.85 La

Frequently Asked Questions About Tanning and Skin Care by Corona Brezina YA 616.5 Br



The Little Book for Alzheimer’s Caregivers by Celia Koudele 362.1 Ko

Living Safely, Aging Well: A Guide to Preventing Injuries at Home by Dorothy Drago  613 Dr

The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer’s Family by Robert Santulli, MD 616.8 Sa

Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers by Paula Spencer Scott  616.8  Sc

Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey by Deborah Shouse  362.19 Sh

Loving Approach to Dementia Care by Laura Wayman 616.8 WA

The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life by Howard Friedman 613.2 FR

The Wonder of Aging: A New Approach to Aging After 50 by Michael Gurian  LT 613 Gu

Aging Our Way: Lesons for Living From 85 and Beyond by Meika Loe 646.7 Ge

Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser by L. Richmond 294.3 Ri

Sex After…Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes by Iris Krasnow LT 306.7082 Kr

A Short Guide to a Long Lige by David B. Agus, MD LT 613.2 Ag

The Best Care Possible: A Physician’s Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life by Ira Byock 616.02 By

Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End-of-Life Care and the Hospice Movement by Fran Smith 616.02 Sm

Love, Loss and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently by Cathy Grenblat 616.8 Gr

Reboot your brain: A Natural Approach to Fighting Memory Loss, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Brain Aging and More by Gary Null, PhD 616.8 Nu

Alzheimer’s in America: The Shriver Report on Women and Alzheimer’s by Marie Shriver 362.196 Sh

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia by Marguerite Manteau-Rao  616.8 Ma

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life by Gary Small 616.8 Sm

Talking to Alzheimer’s: Simple Ways to Connect When You Visit With a Family Member or Friend by  Caludia Strauss 616.831 St

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses and Memory Loss in Later Life  by Nancy Mace LT 616.8 Ma

Choosing a Good Nursing Home by Sherri Mitchell 362.16 Mi

Home Accessibility: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier by Shelley Schwarz 643.087 Sc

Emotional Health:

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help that Actually Worked by Dan Harris 158.1 Ha

Wisdom from the Couch: Knowing and Growing Yourself From the Inside OUt by Jennifer Kunst, PhD 301 Ku
The Caregivers: A Support Group’s Stories of Slow Loss, Courage, and Love by Nell Lake LT 610.73 La

My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread and the Search for Peace of Mind by Scott Stossel  616.85 Sc

Mindfulness for Dummies by Shamash Alidina LT 616.89 Al

Living Beyond Your Feelings by Joyce Meyer 248.8 Me

The Everything Guide to Self-Esteem by Nanette Mongelluzzo 158.1 Mo

This Emotional Life (DVD) EDVD HEALTH 06

Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization by John Ratey, MD 613 Ra

The Everything Guide to Stress Management by Melissa Roberts 616.9 Ro

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief by Martha Hickman (Audio CD) CD Non-Fiction Hick

Closure: The Rush to End Grief and What it Does to Us by Nancy Berns 155.9 Be

The Big Book of Health & Fitness: A Practical Guide to Diet, Exercise, Healthy Aging, Ilness Prevention, and Sexual Well-Being by Philip Maffeton 613.7 Ma

Freeing Yourself From Anxiety by Tamar Chansky 618.92 Ch


Dorland’s Ilustrated Medical Disctionary R MED 610.3 Do

Merck Manual of Home Health R MED 613 Me

Complete Guide to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs R MED 615.1 Gr

PDR for Nutritional Supplements R MED 613.28 He

Physicians’ Desk Reference 2012 R MED 615.1 Ph

Magill’s Medical Guide (6 vols) R MED 610.3 Map

Diet Information for Teens R MED 613.2083 Di

Drug Information for Teens R 613.8 Dr

The Cancer Sourcebook R MED 616.99 Ca

The Depression Sourcebook R MED 616.85 De

Diet and Nutrition Sourcebook R MED 613.25 Dr




Pennsylvania Department of Health–Your Source for Reliable Health Information:

MedlinePlus Health information from the National Library of Medicine:

National Institute of Health:


Mesothelioma Guide

National Cancer Institute:

National Institute on Aging:

PHCA: Nursing Homes in PA:

Seniors’ Health Resource Library

22 Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Aging

Depression is NOT a normal part of growing Older

The Guide to Overcoming Holiday Depression for the Elderly and their Caretakers

Easing the Transition to Assisted Living

Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors

Mesothelioma Helpline

American Lung Association

Early Warning Signs of Dementia

Information about Health, Growth and Emotions for Teens:

Games for the Brain:

Step-by-Step Yoga Postures:

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