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Medicine and Health

The Good Doctor Is Naked: Finding the Human Face Beneath My Mask CBA 7678

by Robert Barnes. Narrated by Floyd Hutton.

4 cassettes.

A Seattle doctor recounts the ways he hid his vulnerability and self-doubt over the years. 2004.

The Touch of Healing CBA 7599

by Alice Burmeister and Tom Monte. Narrated by Kate Lin.

3 cassettes.

Energizing the body, mind, and spirit with shin jitsu, gentle touching similar to acupressure. 1997.

Diabetic Eye Disease: Lessons from a Diabetic Eye Doctor CBA 7578

by A. Paul Chous. Narrated by Carter Bentley.

2 cassettes.

This book emphasizes good diabetes management and good eye care. It presents critical information about seven kinds of diabetic eye disease and gives important steps for preserving vision. 2003.

Before She Gets Her Period: Talking with Your Daughter about Menstruation CBA 7226

by Jessica Gillooly. Narrated by Shelley McIntyre.

2 cassettes.

Personal stories, exercises, and activities to help parents talk with their daughters about menstruation, even if their daughters don’t want to talk. 1998.

There’s No Place Like Hope: A Guide To Beating Cancer In Mind-Sized Bites CBA 7345

by Vickie Girard. Narrated by Mary Schlosser.

2 cassettes.

Presenting a survival guide for cancer patients and their families, Girard herself is a cancer survivor and has become one of the nation's most outspoken advocates on patient rights and improving care. 2001.

12 Things You Must Know About Diabetes Care Right Now! CBA 7259

by Irl Hirsch. Narrated by Rekha Sood.

2 cassettes.

Information on how to care for your diabetes by the medical director of the Diabetes Care Center at the University of Washington. What checkups and tests you need, what the results mean, and the latest research results. Revised edition of How To Get Great Diabetes Care. 2000.

No More Bad-Hair Days: A Woman’s Journey Through Cancer, Chemotherapy, and Coping CBA 7320

by Susan Sturges Hyde. Narrated by Laurie Bialik.

1 cassette.

In the midst of her illness, Susan Sturges Hyde compiled a book of aphorisms to provide hope, laughter, and relief to any woman suffering the pangs and pains of cancer. 1996.

Beyond Chaos: One Man’s Journey Alongside his Chronically Ill Wife CBA 7063

by Gregg Piburn. Narrated by Andrea Lewis.

3 cassettes.

Essays chronicling the author’s journey of understanding and personal growth after his wife's diagnosis of fibromyalgia thrust the role of caregiver upon him. 1999.

A Midwife through the Dying Process CBA 6945

by Timothy E. Quill. Narrated by Rekha Sood.

4 cassettes.

An M.D. explores questions faced daily by patients, families, and their physicians in confronting terminal illness and end-of-life choices. 1996.

Thyroid Power: Ten Steps to Total Health CBA 7436

by Richard Shames and Karilee Shames. Narrated by Andrea Lewis.

4 cassettes.

A program to conquer fatigue, depression, obesity, and other chronic conditions related to thyroid gland problems. 2001.

Memory Bible: An Innovative Strategy for Keeping Your Brain Young CBA 7440

by Gary Small. Narrated by Shelley McIntyre.

4 cassettes.

A neuroscientist gives prescriptive tips for "brain fitness," among them: minimize stress, do puzzles and brainteasers, and eat fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants. 2002.

The Killers Within: The Deadly Rise of Drug-Resistant Bacteria CBA 7472

by Michael Shnayerson and Mark J. Plotkin. Narrated by Robert Phillips.

5 cassettes.

A journalist and an ethnobotanist describe how bacteria work, how humans are creating "superbugs" through the widespread abuse of antibiotics, and how individuals can protect themselves and their families. 2002.

The Art of Getting Well: A Five-Step Plan for Maximizing Health When You Have a Chronic Illness CBA 7443

by David Spero. Narrated by Jackie Friedman.

3 cassettes.

A majority of chronic illnesses have no medical cure. The best therapy, asserts the author, is self-care. This comprehensive guide suggests healthy behaviors and holistic approaches while acknowledging the barriers people face in applying them. 2002.


Raggin’ the Blues: Legendary Country Blues and Ragtime Musicians CBA 7688

by Mary Wilds. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.

1 cassette.

Profiles of musicians including Mississippi John Hurt, "Blind" Willie Johnson, Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten, and Nehemiah "Skip" James. For high school and older readers. 2001.

Nature and the Environment

Spirited Waters: Soloing South Through the Inside Passage CBA 7390

by Jennifer Hahn. Narrated by Kate Fleming.

4 cassettes. 9 hours. Available for download.

In this book published by the Mountaineers, the author describes her experiences in the language of a poet and naturalist, as she paddles her kayak from Ketchikan, Alaska, to Bellingham, Washington. 2001.

Walking Softly in the Wilderness: The Sierra Club Guide to Backpacking CBA 6862

by John Hart. Narrated by Steve Hunziker.

7 cassettes.

Teaches backpackers how to enjoy a genuine wilderness experience through a common-sense approach that leaves nature undisturbed. 1998.

Looking for Alaska CBA 7391

by Peter Jenkins. Narrated by John Nadeau.

8 cassettes.

Eighteen months spent traveling over twenty thousand miles in tiny bush planes, on snow machines and snowshoes, in fishing boats and kayaks, searching for what defines Alaska. 2001.

Deadfall: Generations of Logging in the Pacific Northwest CBA 7538

by James Lemonds. Narrated by John Nadeau.

3 cassettes.

Through stories about the author's father, grandfather, cousins, and uncles, the author documents the changes in the logging industry since the early 1900s. 2001.

King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon CBA 7643

by David R. Montgomery. Narrated by Lynda Emel.

4 cassettes.

Traces the human impacts on salmon over the last thousand years and examines the implications for salmon recovery efforts. The book concludes with provocative recommendations for reinventing the ways in which we make environmental decisions about land, water, and fish. Washington State Book Award winner. 2003.

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