Category: Health studies


That's Why I'm a Doctor

Douglas & McIntyre | March 7, 2020 | 256 pages
A compendium of career-affirming moments from a diverse group of doctors across Canada.  More Info

How to Eat

Houghton Mifflin | March 30, 2020 | 256 pages
Easy-to-understand rules for eating right, from food expert Mark Bittman and Yale physician David Katz, MD, based on their hit Grub Street article  More Info

Do No Harm

Turner | February 25, 2020 | 304 pages
This book is the trusted companion to three PBS segments exploring the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic, which is the worst man-made epidemic in the history of our nation, and the programs redefining the treatment and recovery process.  More Info

Tell Your Children

Free Press | February 18, 2020 | 304 pages
In “a brilliant antidote to all the…false narratives about pot” (American Thinker), an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drug—facts the media have ignored... More Info

Behind Closed Doors

Pluto Press (UK) | September 20, 2019 | 160 pages
When it comes to sex education, the personal is political.  More Info

The Elephant in the Room

Simon & Schuster | January 14, 2020 | 256 pages
A “warm and funny and honest…genuinely unputdownable” (Curtis Sittenfeld) memoir chronicling what it’s like to live in today’s world as a fat man, from acclaimed journalist Tommy Tomlinson, who, as he neared the age of fifty, weighed 460 pounds and decided he had to change his life. When... More Info

How to Hold a Grudge

Scribner | January 7, 2020 | 272 pages
NAMED ONE OF THE 100 MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME MAGAZINE “A cheerful, mischievous rebuke to all that spiritual sincerity and floaty nonattachment and sugary loving kindness” (The Wall Street Journal), this first and only comprehensive examination of the universal, but widely... More Info

Real Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition

Workman Publishing Company | December 24, 2019 | 240 pages
Announcing an updated and revised tenth anniversary edition of the New York Times bestselling meditation guide—the book praised as “a real treasure” (Robert Thurman), “beautifully simple, simply beautiful” (Martha Beck), “contain[ing] all the jewels of Sharon’s teaching” (Ram Dass),... More Info

Loneliness and Its Opposite

Duke University Press Books | March 13, 2015 | 376 pages
Few people these days would oppose making the public realm of space, social services and jobs accessible to women and men with disabilities. But what about access to the private realm of desire and sexuality? How can one also facilitate access to that, in ways that respect the integrity of disabled... More Info

Vital Signs

Pluto Press (Chic) | August 20, 2019 | 176 pages
As standards of healthcare decline, so do our bodies; we need a radical vision for healthcare  More Info

Hardwiring Happiness

Harmony | March 22, 2016 | 304 pages
Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from the good ones. You can change this. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of... More Info

The Courage to Be Happy

Simon & Schuster | December 24, 2019 | 304 pages
In this follow-up to the international phenomenon The Courage to Be Disliked, discover how to reconnect with your true self, experience true happiness, and live the life you want. What if one simple choice could unlock your destiny? Already a major Japanese bestseller, this eye-opening and... More Info

This Is Depression

October 10, 2019 | 280 pages
Depression sucks. It's a debilitating illness that affects both mind and body-and chances are, at some point in your life, you or someone you love will battle depression. This Is Depression is your guide through the darkness, written by a widely respected authority on the treatment and management... More Info

Lost Connections

Bloomsbury Publishing | December 3, 2019 | 416 pages
The New York Times bestseller from the author of Chasing the Scream, offering a radical new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. There was a mystery haunting award-winning investigative journalist Johann Hari. He was thirty-nine years old, and almost every year he had been alive,... More Info

Finding Your Higher Self

Adams Media | December 10, 2019 | 224 pages
Incorporate the calming effects of cannabis into your self-care routine with more than 100 activities for an elevated sense of wellbeing. Self-care is an important part of modern-day life, as we all strive to slow down and take better care of our minds, bodies, and souls.  More Info

101 Tiny Changes to Brighten Your World

Icon Books | October 3, 2019 | 176 pages
Follow-up to the successful 101 Tiny Changes to Brighten Your Day focuses on improving your personal, work and wider worlds101 Tiny Changes to Brighten Your World is a book of uplifting tips on how to look after yourself and your world, from your personal relationships, to your working space and... More Info


Gallery Books | October 1, 2019 | 256 pages
In 24/6, Tiffany Shlain explores how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul. Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain takes us on a provocative and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for living in our... More Info

How to Be Happy

Wisdom Publications | August 20, 2019 | 144 pages
In How to Be Happy, Lama Zopa Rinpoche helps us find our good heart, the heart that rejoices in the happiness of others. How to transform problems into happiness, how to find compassion for our "enemies", how to treat ourselves with kindness; it is on these persistent and universal challenges that... More Info

The Little Book of Big Feelings

Adams Media | November 26, 2019 | 192 pages
From the author of the popular Introvert Doodles and Kind of Coping, Maureen “Marzi” Wilson is tackling all kinds of big feelings with over 175 relatable, supportive, and light-hearted comics in her signature style. We’ve been conditioned to think that the most acceptable response to “How... More Info

Much Madness, Divinest Sense

April 3, 2017 | 224 pages
Much Madness is divinest Sense --To a discerning Eye --Much Sense -- the starkest Madness --'Tis the Majority Invoking us to question and challenge the boundaries between sanity and madness, the poem that gives title to this book was written by Emily Dickinson some 150 years ago. There is perhaps... More Info

The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care

New Trends Pub Incorporated | March 30, 2020 | 336 pages
Offers a guide to child rearing and child nutrition that focuses on a nutrient dense diet from pregnancy through childhood and natural treatments for childhood illnesses.  More Info

If You're Freaking Out, Read This

January 14, 2020 | 128 pages
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Never Good Enough

Cornell University Press | March 30, 2020 | 300 pages
A thoughtful and provocative critique of job training in the health care sector.  More Info

The Mindful Guide to Conflict Resolution

Adams Media | November 5, 2019 | 240 pages
Successfully handle difficult conversations, remain civil, and end an argument peacefully with this straightforward and mindful guide to conflict resolution. It’s important to share your thoughts and opinions with others—and even more important to be able to do so without starting an argument... More Info

My Pocket Gratitude

Adams Media | November 5, 2019 | 176 pages
Practice being grateful everyday with these quick and inspiring exercises to express gratitude for yourself, others, and circumstances in your daily life. Gratitude is a powerful tool that transforms any negative situation by adding a positive perspective and makes otherwise ordinary moments even... More Info


Celadon Books | October 22, 2019 | 208 pages
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The Wisdom of Menopause

Bantam | March 30, 2020 | 745 pages
An unconventional mind-body approach to women's health after menopause discusses the impact of hormonal changes, the myths and realities of menopause, and ways to prevent long-term health problems.  More Info


Faber & Faber | June 6, 2019 | 256 pages
Henrietta Lovell is best known as "The Rare Tea Lady". She is on a mission to revolutionize the way we drink tea by replacing industrially produced teabags with the highest quality tea leaves. Her quest has seen her travel to the Shire Highlands of Malawi, across the foothills of the Himalayas, and... More Info

Unfuck Your Intimacy Workbook

October 8, 2019 | 128 pages
Let this handy workbook guide you on your quest for healthier relationships and more excellent sex. Created as a companion for Dr. Faith's book Unfuck Your Intimacy, these exercises can also stand alone. Includes a ton of good stuff, like body maps, communication templates, boundary-setting... More Info

Unfuck Your Anger

January 14, 2020 | 128 pages
If you've ever been so pissed off that you did things that you regretted, or ruined your own day and some other people's too, this book is for you. Or if you feel angry every single day and it's affecting your health and sleep and love of life. Or if you've got very good reasons to be mad as hell,... More Info

I Wanted Fries with That

New World Library | October 1, 2019 | 256 pages
SPEAK UP AND PERSUADE At some point in our lives, we've all experienced an injustice, large or small — a restaurant botching our lunch order or a boss who isn't following the guidelines for workplace etiquette — and suffered in silence for fear of offending anyone. When we fail to speak up,... More Info

Embrace Your Weird

Gallery Books | October 1, 2019 | 272 pages
In Embrace Your Weird, New York Times bestselling author, producer, actress, TV writer, and award-winning web series creator, Felicia Day takes you on a journey to find, rekindle, or expand your creative passions.  More Info

How to Date Men When You Hate Men

Flatiron Books | January 8, 2019 | 224 pages
From New Yorker and Onion writer and comedian Blythe Roberson, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a comedy-philosophy book aimed at interrogating what it means to date men within the trappings of modern society...  More Info

The Slow Moon Climbs

Princeton University Press | September 24, 2019 | 480 pages
Taking readers from the rainforests of Paraguay to the streets of Tokyo, Mattern draws on historical, scientific, and cultural research to reveal how perceptions of menopause developed from prehistory to today. She goes on to introduce new ways of understanding life beyond fertility.  More Info

A World Without Martha

Purich Publishing | September 1, 2019 | 288 pages
Victoria Freeman was only four when her parents followed medical advice and sent her sister away to a distant, overcrowded institution. Martha was not yet two, but in 1960s Ontario there was little community acceptance or support for raising children with intellectual disabilities at home.  More Info


Atria Books | October 1, 2019 | 272 pages
A veteran ER doctor explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history and present-day research of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and how close are we to... More Info

How to Stay Sane

Pan Macmillan | May 10, 2012 | 160 pages
A handbook to console, nourish and gently lead us on the path to emotional balance. There is no simple set of instructions that can guarantee sanity, but if you want to overcome emotional difficulties and become happier, psychotherapist Philippa Perry argues that there are four cornerstones to... More Info


March 30, 2020 | 192 pages
Friendship is one of the most important, yet most underrated necessities of life. But making and keeping friends becomes increasingly difficult when we become adults with busy careers, family responisibilities and dispersed locations. In this book, you'll learn how to choose and make friends,... More Info


Gallery Books | September 24, 2019 | 256 pages
In 24/6, Tiffany Shlain explores how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul. Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain takes us on a provocative and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for living in our... More Info

The Transformation

HarperOne | September 10, 2019 | 320 pages
A world-recognized authority and acclaimed mind-body medicine pioneer presents the first evidenced-based program to reverse the psychological and biological damage caused by trauma.  More Info

Permission to Feel

Celadon Books | September 3, 2019 | 320 pages
The mental wellbeing of children and adults is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of PERMISSION TO FEEL, knows why. And he knows what we can do. "We have a crisis on our hands, and its victims are our children." Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding... More Info

Still Life

Sutherland House | September 10, 2019 | 250 pages
An inspiring and brilliantly observed memoir in the manner of Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air and Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie. Father, husband, athlete, medical doctor, Jeff Sutherland had built an enviable life for himself and his family by the time he noticed that he was losing... More Info

The Vagina Bible

Random House Canada | August 20, 2019 | 448 pages
From Canadian OB/GYN, women's health advocate and New York Times columnist Dr. Jen Gunter: The Vagina Bible is a comprehensive, accessible antidote to the maelstrom of misinformation around female sexual health, and the ultimate guide to everything a person needs to know about the vagina and vulva.... More Info

Limited by Body Habitus: an American Fat Story

September 15, 2019 | 203 pages
Jennifer Renee Blevins's debut memoir, Limited by Body Habitus: An American Fat Story, sheds light on her experiences living with the emotional and psychological struggles of taking up space in a fat-phobic world. Bringing together experiences of personal and national trauma, Blevins adeptly weaves... More Info

How to Fail

Fourth Estate | March 18, 2019 | 272 pages
Inspired by her hugely popular podcast, How To Fail is Elizabeth Day's brilliantly funny, painfully honest and insightful celebration of things going wrong.  More Info

Bottle of Lies

Ecco | May 14, 2019 | 512 pages
From an award-winning journalist, an explosive narrative investigation of the generic drug boom that reveals fraud and life-threatening dangers on a global scale—The Jungle for pharmaceuticals Many have hailed the widespread use of generic drugs as one of the most important public-health... More Info

Life After Suicide

William Morrow | May 7, 2019 | 288 pages
From the chief medical correspondent of ABC News, an eloquent, heartbreaking, yet hopeful memoir of surviving the suicide of a loved one, examining this dangerous epidemic and offering first-hand knowledge and advice to help family and friends find peace. Jennifer Ashton, M.D., has witnessed... More Info

How to Stay Human in a F*cked-Up World

HarperOne | June 25, 2019 | 224 pages
How can we be more mindful when the world is this f*cked up? How to Stay Human in a F*cked Up World is the fresh, engaging answer to this important question. If you’ve tried mindfulness before and failed, we get it. Likely you were told to sit on a pillow in a dark room, meditate, or count your... More Info

Stop Doing That Sh*t

HarperOne | May 7, 2019 | 240 pages
Why do you act the way you do? Do you ever feel like you get stuck in destructive cycles that hold you back from living the life you really want? In a dynamic, compelling and aha-filled journey, Stop Doing That Sh*t helps you connect the dots of your “stuff” all the way from your past to the... More Info

How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me, Revised Edition

William Morrow Paperbacks | June 25, 2019 | 368 pages
NOW WITH A NEW CHAPTER AND AN UPDATED RESOURCES SECTION Suicide has touched the lives of nearly half of all Americans, yet it is rarely talked about openly. In her highly acclaimed book, Susan Blauner—a survivor of multiple suicide attempts—offers guidance and hope for those contemplating... More Info