Friday, January 18, 2013

Books to Help You Stay Healthy, or Maybe Just Make you a Hypochondriac

It's cold and flu season, and if you didn't get a flu shot, hopefully you're washing your hands regularly. But if you've come down with some bug, we've put together a display of some books and movies to entertain and inform. Although, if you think you might be contagious, it might be better if you browse our collection of eBooks on OverDrive first.

For more on the current flu outbreak:
Iowa Department of Public Health, Influenza Home
For the latest information on the influenza outbreak here in Iowa, along with helpful tips for how to stay healthy at home, work, and school.

Flu.gov
The U.S. government's one stop site for information on influenza, current outbreaks, prevention methods, tips for recovery, and more!

It's not too late to get a flu shot, and this handy widget will help you discover where to go to get one:


For more on the science behind flu, viruses, and epidemic diseases:
Flu: the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it by Gina Bari Kolata
(614.51809041 KOL)

Guns, Germs, and Steel : the fates of human societies by Jared Diamond
(303.4 DIA)
Also a DVD

A Planet of Viruses by Carl Zimmer
(616.91 ZIM)

Inside the Outbreaks by Mark Pendergrast
(614.4 PEN)

For soup recipes:
An Exaltation of Soups : the soul-satisfying story of soup, as told in more than 100 recipes
(641.813 SOL)

The Culinary Institute of America Book of Soups : more than 100 new recipes from America's premier culinary college
(641.813 CUL)

The Secrets of Jesuit Soupmaking : a year of our soups
(641.813 CUR)

For home remedies and alternative medicine:

The Everything Guide to Herbal Remedies: an easy-to-use reference for natural health care
(645.321 CON)

The People's Pharmacy : quick & handy home remedies
(615.321 GRA)

National Geographic Guide to Medicinal Herbs : the world's most effective healing plants
(615.321 NAT)

And there's even more on our Pinterest Board!

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