New Materials at Planetree Health Resource Center

This is a sample of the new materials available for checkout at Planetree Health Resource Center. You can e-mail library@mcmc.net or call 296-8444 to request materials. If you're an MCMC employee, items can be checked out and sent to you through interoffice mail.


New Materials

  • Children With Traumatic Brain Injury: A Parent's Guide.
    Edited by Lisa Schoenbrodt.
  • Congestive Heart Failure: Symptoms and Survival. (DVD)
    By Gerry Maddoux.
  • Counseling People with Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease: A Powerful Process of Transformation.
    By Robyn Yale.
  • The 5 Love Languages of Children.
    By Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell.
  • Health Disparities in the United States: Social Class, Race, Ethnicity & Health.
    By Donald Barr. 2nd Ed.
  • Integrative Men's Health.
    By Myles Spar and George Munoz.
  • Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth About the World's Most Popular Weed.
    By Kevin Hill.
  • Plant Based Diet For Beginners: Healthy, Pure & Delicious, The Natural Way to Look and Feel Your Best.
    By Susan Ellerbeck.
  • Thriving with Chronic Pain: A Holistic Guide to Reclaiming Your Life.
    By Sean Meshorer.
  • Yoga XXL: A Journey to Health for Bigger People.
    By Ingrid Kollak.

This Month's Highlight:

This Month's Highlighted Book at the MCMC Planetree Health Resource Library Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy: Step-by-Step Instructions for 125 Exercises and Stretches over 150 Customized and Sport-Specific Programs Clear Anatomical Illustrations.
By Hollis Liebman.

Book Review: Fitness magazine editor and national bodybuilding champion Liebman's no-nonsense title goes back to the basics, educating users on how to do specific exercises, illustrating in anatomical sketches how the body is affected by them, and listing which exercises best prepare the body for various sports. Part 1 offers general comments and tips on exercise and nutrition as well as large-format computer-generated images (CGI) of the human body with its muscles labeled.

The other sections of the book show exercises and stretches in a spread each, with one page offering a photo-illustrated how-to, and the opposite page featuring a CGI of the body at work with the relevant muscles highlighted. Most helpful is the segment of workouts, with instructions for two routines each for beginner, intermediate, and advanced practitioners who want to focus on a particular part of the body or prepare for a particular sport.

The sports-specific entries ready readers for common pastimes such as baseball, cycling, and various martial arts but also for sports such as archery, hurling, and water polo. Closing the book are glossaries of English and Latin terms. VERDICT This useful title, which will also work well as a circulating item, presents that something extra for fitness enthusiasts who want to become serious about their conditioning.

-Henrietta Verma, Library Journal



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-Editorial Review Note: This is a sample of the new materials available for checkout at Planetree Health Resource Center. To request a hold for any of our materials, please call 296-8444.

New Reading Materials

Molly at the Planetree Health Resource Library Molly is the resident expert on new and upcoming reading materials, she can also help find audio and video materials upon request. Check back often, we receive several new volumes every month.