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I contain multitudes : [electronic resource] : The microbes within us and a grander view of life. by Yong, Ed.; Anson, Charlie.;
Narrator: Charlie Anson.Every animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ed Yong, whose humor is as evident as his erudition, prompts us to look at ourselves and our animal companions in a new light—less as individuals and more as the interconnected, interdependent multitudes we assuredly are.The microbes in our bodies are part of our immune systems and protect us from disease. In the deep oceans, mysterious creatures without mouths or guts depend on microbes for all their energy. Bacteria provide squid with invisibility cloaks, help beetles to bring down forests, and allow worms to cause diseases that afflict millions of people.Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us—the microbiome—build our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities. In this astonishing book, Ed Yong takes us on a grand tour through our microbial partners, and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery. It will change both our view of nature and our sense of where we belong in it.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Medical.; Science.;
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I contain multitudes : [electronic resource] : The microbes within us and a grander view of life. by Yong, Ed.;
Every animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ed Yong, whose humor is as evident as his erudition, prompts us to look at ourselves and our animal companions in a new light—less as individuals and more as the interconnected, interdependent multitudes we assuredly are.The microbes in our bodies are part of our immune systems and protect us from disease. In the deep oceans, mysterious creatures without mouths or guts depend on microbes for all their energy. Bacteria provide squid with invisibility cloaks, help beetles to bring down forests, and allow worms to cause diseases that afflict millions of people.Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us—the microbiome—build our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities. In this astonishing book, Ed Yong takes us on a grand tour through our microbial partners, and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery. It will change both our view of nature and our sense of where we belong in it.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Medical.; Science.;
© 2016.,
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The joy of sweat : [electronic resource] : The strange science of perspiration. by Everts, Sarah.; Amoss, Sophie.;
Narrator: Sophie Amoss.Sweating may be one of our weirdest biological functions, but it’s also one of our most vital and least understood. In The Joy of Sweat, Sarah Everts delves into its role in the body―and in human history.Why is sweat salty? Why do we sweat when stressed? Why do some people produce colorful sweat? And should you worry about Big Brother tracking the hundreds of molecules that leak out in your sweat―not just the stinky ones or alleged pheromones―but the ones that reveal secrets about your health and vices?Everts’s entertaining investigation takes readers around the world―from Moscow, where she participates in a dating event in which people sniff sweat in search of love, to New Jersey, where companies hire trained armpit sniffers to assess the efficacy of their anti-sweat products. In Finland, Everts explores the delights of the legendary smoke sauna and the purported health benefits of good sweat, while in the Netherlands she slips into the sauna theater scene, replete with costumes, special effects, and towel dancing.Along the way, Everts traces humanity’s long quest to control sweat, culminating in the multibillion-dollar industry for deodorants and antiperspirants. And she shows that while sweating can be annoying, our sophisticated temperature control strategy is one of humanity’s most powerful biological traits. -- provided by Amazon.com.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 254954 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Medical.; Science.;
© 2021., Random House Audio,
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Zika : [electronic resource] : The emerging epidemic. by McNeil, Donald G, Jr.;
A gripping narrative about the origins and spread of the Zika virus by New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. Until recently, Zika -- once considered a mild disease -- was hardly a cause for global panic. But as early as August 2015, doctors in northeast Brazil began to notice a trend: many mothers who had recently experienced symptoms of the Zika virus were giving birth to babies with microcephaly, a serious disorder characterized by unusually small heads and brain damage. By early 2016, Zika was making headlines as evidence mounted -- and eventually confirmed -- that microcephaly is caused by the virus, which can be contracted through mosquito bites or sexually transmitted. The first death on American soil, in February 2016, was confirmed in Puerto Rico in April. The first case of microcephaly in Puerto Rico was confirmed on May 13, 2016. The virus has been known to be transmitted by the Aedes aegypti or Yellow Fever mosquito, but now Aedes albopictus, the Asian Tiger mosquito, has been found to carry it as well, which means it might affect regions as far north as New England and the Great Lakes. Right now, at least 298 million people in the Americas live in areas "conducive to Zika transmission," according to a recent study. Over the next year, more than 5 million babies will be born. In Zika: The Emerging Epidemic, Donald G. McNeil Jr. sets the facts straight in a fascinating exploration of Zika's origins, how it's spreading, the race for a cure, and what we can do to protect ourselves now.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Medical.; Science.;
© 2016.,
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Aging bones : [electronic resource] : A short history of Osteoporosis. by Grob, Gerald N.;
In the middle of the twentieth century, few physicians could have predicted that the modern diagnostic category of osteoporosis would emerge to include millions of Americans, predominantly older women. Before World War II, popular attitudes held that the declining physical and mental health of older persons was neither preventable nor reversible and that older people had little to contribute. Moreover, the physiological processes that influenced the health of bones remained mysterious. In Aging Bones, Gerald N. Grob makes a historical inquiry into how this one aspect of aging came to be considered a disease. During the 1950s and 1960s, as more and more people lived to the age of 65, older people emerged as a self-conscious group with distinct interests, and they rejected the pejorative concept of senescence. But they had pressing health needs, and preventing age-related decline became a focus for researchers and clinicians alike. In analyzing how the normal...Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; History.; Medical.; Science.;
© 2014.,
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More than hot : [electronic resource] : a short history of fever by Hamlin, Christopher.;
Christopher Hamlin's magisterial work engages a common experience—fever—in all its varieties and meanings. Reviewing the representations of that condition from ancient times to the present, More Than Hot is a history of the world through the lens of fever. The book deals with the expression of fever, with the efforts of medical scientists to classify it, and with fever's changing social, cultural, and political significance. Long before there were thermometers to measure it, people recognized fever as a dangerous if transitory state of being. It was the most familiar form of alienation from the normal self, a concern to communities and states as well as to victims, families, and healers. The earliest medical writers struggled for a conceptual vocabulary to explain fever. During the Enlightenment, the idea of fever became a means to acknowledge the biological experiences that united humans. A century later, in the age of imperialism, it would become a key...Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; History.; Medical.; Science.;
© 2014.,
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Intolerant bodies : [electronic resource] : a short history of autoimmunity. by Anderson, Warwick.;
Autoimmune diseases, which affect 5 to 10 percent of the population, are as unpredictable in their course as they are paradoxical in their cause. They produce persistent suffering as they follow a drawn-out, often lifelong, pattern of remission and recurrence. Multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes -- the diseases considered in this book -- are but a handful of the conditions that can develop when the immune system goes awry. Intolerant Bodies is a unique collaboration between Ian Mackay, one of the prominent founders of clinical immunology, and Warwick Anderson, a leading historian of twentieth-century biomedical science. The authors narrate the changing scientific understanding of the cause of autoimmunity and explore the significance of having a disease in which one's body turns on itself. The book unfolds as a biography of a relatively new concept of pathogenesis, one that was accepted only in the 1950s. In their description of the onset, symptoms, and course of autoimmune diseases, Anderson and Mackay quote from the writings of Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Heller, Flannery O’Connor, and other famous people who commented on or grappled with autoimmune disease. The authors also assess the work of the dedicated researchers and physicians who have struggled to understand the mysteries of autoimmunity. Connecting laboratory research, clinical medicine, social theory, and lived experience, Intolerant Bodies reveals how doctors and patients have come to terms, often reluctantly, with this novel and puzzling mechanism of disease causation.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; History.; Medical.; Science.;
© 2014.,
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Medical terminology made incredibly easy! / by Woodruff, David W.,editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Key concepts of medical terminology / Nancy H. Scroggs -- Body structure / David Zaworski -- Skeletal system / Diana J. Meeks -- Muscular system / David W. Woodruff -- Integumentary system / Adele A. Webb -- Cardiovascular system / Kathryn L. Kay -- Respiratory system / Elizabeth M. Moots -- Gastrointestinal system / David W. Woodruff -- Urinary system / David W. Woodruff -- Reproductive system / Robin S. Goodrich -- Maternal health / Robin S. Goodrich -- Neurologic system / David Zaworski -- Endocrine system / Susan M. McClendon -- Blood and lymphatic system / Lisa Johnson -- Sensory system / David W. Woodruff -- Pharmacology / Jennifer Mundine -- Mental health / Cathleen Crowley-Koschnitzki."Feeling overwhelmed by medical terminology? Grab a lifeline: the newly updated Medical Terminology Made Incredibly Easy!, 4th Edition offers clear and simple explanations of vital terms and their everyday use in nursing practice. Backed by humor and chock full of illustrations, this enjoyable text is the perfect backup to class materials and the ideal on-the-job refresher for experienced nurses and all healthcare professionals. Learn how to decipher complex terms from the roots up--and take your confidence to a whole new level." --
Subjects: Medicine; Medical sciences; Terminology as Topic.;
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The hidden half of nature : [electronic resource] : The microbial roots of life and health. by Montgomery, David R.;
"Sure to become a game-changing guide to the future of good food and healthy landscapes." Dan Barber, chef and author of The Third Plate Prepare to set aside what you think you know about yourself and microbes. The Hidden Half of Nature reveals why good health -- for people and for plants -- depends on Earth's smallest creatures. Restoring life to their barren yard and recovering from a health crisis, David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé discover astounding parallels between the botanical world and our own bodies. From garden to gut, they show why cultivating beneficial microbiomes holds the key to transforming agriculture and medicine.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Health & Fitness.; Medical.; Science.;
© 2015.,
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Life time : [electronic resource] : Your body clock and its essential roles in good health and sleep. by Foster, Russell.; Foster, Russell.;
Narrator: Russell Foster.A fascinating journey through our circadian rhythms, sleep, and health, by a world-leading expert on circadian neuroscience The routines of our modern lives-home working, night shifts, technology-are playing havoc with our body clocks, sleep patterns, and health. Packed with cutting edge science, this book by award-winning scientist Russell Foster takes the listener on a journey through our days and nights, and explains how we can get back into rhythm and live healthier, sharper lives. In the past few decades, there has been an explosion of discoveries around the science of the body clock and our twenty-four-hour biological cycles. Sleep and daily rhythms emerge from our genetics, physiology, behavior, and the environment. Like most of our behaviors, they are not fixed. These rhythms are modified by our actions, how we interact with the environment, and how we progress from birth to old age. Cutting through long-standing myths, Foster empowers listeners by providing concrete information and guidance that can be used to understand what makes the body clock "tick."Requires the Libby app or a modern web browser.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Health & Fitness.; Medical.; Science.;
© 2022., Tantor Audio,
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