Health

"One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black AmericansWhen Damon Tweedy begins medical school,he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. The recipient of a scholarship designed to increase black student enrollment, Tweedy soon meets a professor who bluntly questions whether he belongs in medical school, a moment that crystallizes the challenges he will face throughout his career. Making matters worse, in lecture after lecture the common refrain for numerous diseases resounds, "More common in blacks than whites." Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of most health problems in the black community. These issues take on greater meaning when Tweedy is himself diagnosed with a chronic disease far more common among black people. In this powerful, moving, and deeply empathic book, Tweedy explores the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients, ultimately seeking a way forward to better treatment and more compassionate care"--.

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. On Saturday, January 30 from 4:00-5:45PM, join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

The human body is very complex.  In order to achieve optimal health and wellness, it’s necessary to address all parts of the body, and remove obstacles to healing. Join Dr. Wallner of Innovative Health Solutions as he discusses how to keep you and your family healthy in 2016. January 20 at 7:00 PM

What We're Watching: December 2015

Don't miss these documentaries.

Good hair [videodisc] by Chris Rock Entertainment [and] HBO Films

Mighty uke [videodisc]: the amazing comeback of a musical underdog by a Tiny Goat film ; written, directed, produced & edited by Tony Coleman & Margaret Meagher

Lights out! [videodisc] by CBC ; written and directed by Michael McNamara ; produced by Judy Holm and Michael McNamara

Route 66 [videodisc]: the ultimate road trip by Greene HD Productions

Wagonmasters [videodisc] by directed by Sam Smartt and Chris Zaluski

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Did you know Americans consume 20 teaspoons of sugar a day? Too much sugar in your diet can lead to an assortment of health issues including diabetes. Almost 10 % of the population in the U.S. is diabetic. In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, here's some food for thought.

 


Sugar smart express: the 21-day quick-start plan to stop cravings, lose weight, and still enjoy the sweets you love! by Anne Alexander, editor at large for Prevention and New York times bestselling author of The sugar smart diet ; with Julia VanTine ; foreword by Holly Phillips, MD, CBS news medical correspondent

JJ Virgin's sugar impact diet cookbook: 150 low-sugar recipes to help you lose up to 10 pounds in just 2 weeks by J.J. Virgin, CNS, CHFS ; New York Times bestselling author of JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet

Starfish Family Services: Try Encouragement

On Monday, November 23, from 6:30-8:30 PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Try Encouragement. Participants will discuss the benefits of using encouragement with young children. Starfish staff will then introduce three exciting encouragement strategies to try in your daycare or home setting. Starfish will no longer be offering childcare for these events.

Celebrating Learning Disabilities Month

"It is never too late to expand the mind of a person on the autism spectrum." - Temple Grandin

A parent's guide to high-functioning autism spectrum disorder: how to meet the challenges and help your child thrive by Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson, James C. McPartland

Unlocked: a family emerging from the shadows of autism by Susan Levin ; afterword by Donna Gates

Understanding Autism: The Essential Guide for Parents by Williams, Katrina/ Roberts, Jacqueline

Savvy Seniors: October 2015

Michigan now has 1.2 million drivers 65 years old or older, and that number is growing. By 2025, one in five drivers is expected to be 65 or older. By using smart self-management techniques to review their driving skills, older drivers can keep driving longer while limiting risks to themselves and others.  Copies of Michigan's Guide for Aging Drivers and Their Families are available at the Canton Public Library and the Michigan Secretary of State office.

Mental Illness Awareness Week

This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Below are some suggested materials on the topic provided by librarians at the Canton Public Library.

For additional YA/Teen books please follow this link

What is mental illness? by Richard J. McNally

Just like someone without mental illness only more so: a memoir by Mark Vonnegut

Telling is risky business [electronic resource]: mental health consumers confront stigma by Otto F. Wahl

Furiously happy: a funny book about horrible things by Jenny Lawson

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Health