Book of the Month
The following is a list previous books of the month which can be found at one or all of our four Community Health Resource Centers. For more information on the book and its location, please follow the link for that title.
Mind/Body Health: The effects of Attitudes, Emotions, and Relationships
Author: Keith Karren, Brent Hafen, N. Lee Smith, and Kathryn J. Frandsen
Mind/Body Health: The effects of Attitudes, Emotions, and Relationships details the latest scientific proof that attitudes and emotions do indeed affect physical health and can play a major role in the treatment and prevention of disease. This book presents solid foundation of evidence that negative emotions increase susceptibility to disease, and that positive emotions can protect health and increase longevity.
Take a Nap! Change your life.
Do you love taking naps? If so, this is the book for you and if not this is also the book for you. Napping isn’t a sign of laziness, but rather a way of taking control of your life. Learn how to plan the optimum nap and how to wake up feeling better than when you went to sleep. Find out the benefits napping can have for you in Take a Nap! Change your life.
March Books of the Month
- Cool Cuisine: Taking the Bite out of Global Warming, Laura Stec
- Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate, Stephanie Lucianovic
- The Petit Appetit: Easy, Organic Recipes to Nurture Your Baby and Toddler, Lisa Barnes
- Maman’s Homesick Pie: A Persian Heart in an American Kitchen, Donia Bijan
February Book of the Month
Mayo Clinic 5 Steps to Controlling High Blood Pressure
Author: Norman E. Rosenthal, MD Sheldon G. Sheps, Medical Editor-in-Chief; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 2008
Being involved in your own health care is a vital part of treating high blood pressure.
5 Steps to Controlling High Blood Pressure focuses on the key role you play in your treatment program. This book will help you understand the many complex issues related to high blood pressure, and assist you in making important treatment decisions and lifestyle changes. You'll learn how to lower your blood pressure by eating smart, exercising regularly, avoiding tobacco, limiting alcohol, managing stress and taking your medications as prescribed. Managing your high blood pressure can assist you in living a longer, healthier life.
January Book of the Month
Winter isn't a "wonderland" for everyone. Every year, millions of us feel our energy levels ebb and spirits fall as the days grow shorter. This book provides an up-to-date survival kit of weathering the winter blues and inspires people to reclaim the winter months by finding ways to celebrate even the darkest days of the year. Visit the Fremont or Palo Alto Community Health Resource Center to check this book out and more!
December Book of the Month
Eat This, Not That!
Manage your holiday food choices with this simple illustrated guide to thousands of foods, including many holiday meals. Eat This, Not That! provides nutrition secrets of popular foods, helping you make smart, healthy choices. Visit the Mountain View Health Resource Center to check out this book and more!
November Book of the Month
Raising a Child with Diabetes: A guide for parents
November is American Diabetes Month. Stop by the Mountain View Health Resource Center to check out Raising a Child with Diabetes: A guide for parents. You’ll learn how to help your child have a busy schedule and still feel healthy and strong, negotiate the twists and turns of being different, and accept the physical and emotional challenges that life has to offer!