General Health and Wellness

The databases, books and websites recommended below primarily contain information about various aspects of health and wellness, including illnesses, treatments, drugs, nutrition and healthy living.  Most books, DVDs or audiobooks in the Library are in the 610-619 call number range of the non-fiction section.

Last updated: January 17, 2015


  • Alt HealthWatch focuses on multiple perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Full-text content comes from more than 180 international peer-reviewed and professional journals, magazines, reports, proceedings, and association and consumer newsletters, plus hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, and book excerpts.

  • Comprehensive consumer-oriented health information, including articles from many health reference books and encyclopedias and thousands of health reports as well as physician-generated videos and hundreds of medical images and diagrams.

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  • 52 Small Changes : One Year to a Happier, Healthier You
    by Brett Blumenthal

    Whether as New Year’s resolutions, birthday wishes, or daily promises, most everyone vows at some point to make a major life change. But change is easier said than done, especially when it comes to better managing our wellness amidst the chaos of everyday living.

  • American Medical Association Complete Guide to Prevention and Wellness

    For general readers, this comprehensive guide from the American Medical Association gives advice on how to prevent diseases and stay healthy. It details the steps to take to prevent heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, infections, some forms of cancer, and other diseases, by making lifestyle changes relating to nutrition, exercise, weight loss, lowering stress, and rest, and understanding the body.

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  • Dr. Chopra Says: Medical Facts and Myths Everyone Should Know
    by Sanjiv Chopra and Alan Lotvin with David Fisher

    WE’VE ALL SEEN THE HEADLINES: The Pill That Can Prevent Cancer! A Guaranteed Way To Avoid Alzheimer’s Disease! The Food That Lowers Bad Cholesterol! BUT WHAT SHOULD WE BELIEVE? ONCE UPON A TIME, maintaining your health seemed relatively simple. But today we’re barraged by a never-ending array of conflicting medical advice. It’s all terribly confusing, and most of us aren’t sure what news we can trust and what we can ignore.

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  • If It Makes You Healthy: More than 100 Recipes Inspired by the Seasons
    by Sheryl Crow and Chuck White with Mary Goodbody

    Known as much for her youthful looks and natural chic as she is for her sunny and heartfelt songs, Sheryl has written a cookbook that is true to her style Rock star. Activist. Mother of two. How does Sheryl Crow have time to keep so healthy and fit? Sheryl knows how to eat right and deliciously thanks to personal chef Chuck White, affectionately known as “Chef Chuck.”

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  • The Power of Rest : Why Sleep Alone is Not Enough : A 30-Day Plan to Reset Your Body
    by Matthew Edlund

    Imagine feeling restored . . . refreshed . . . renewed Too many of us accept sluggishness and fatigue as the inevitable side effects of hectic lives-but Dr. Matthew Edlund shows us there is a better way. After years of clinical research and consultations with hundreds of patients, he realized that many people aren’t just sleep-deprived, they’re rest-deprived.

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  • T.O.'s Finding Fitness
    by Terrell Owens with Buddy Primm and Courtney Parker

    Terrell Owens helps make the mind, body and spirit connection for total health.

  • The End of Illness
    by David B. Agus with Kristin Loberg

    Can we live robustly until our last breath? Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? In The End of Illness , David B. Agus, MD, one of the world’s leading cancer doctors, researchers, and technology innovators, tackles these fundamental questions, challenging long-heldwisdoms and dismantling misperceptions about what “health” means.

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