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 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

  • A Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healing. 3rd Edition.
    By Lise Alschuler and Karolyn Gazella.
  • Checklist for My Family: A Guide to My History, Financial Plans, and Final Wishes.
    By Sally Hurme.
  • The Home Reference to Holistic Health & Healing: Easy to Use Natural Remedies, Herbs, Flower Essence, Essential Oils, Supplements and Therapeutic Practices for Health, Happiness and Well-Being.
    By Brigitte Mars and Chrystle Fiedler.
  • I Am Not Sick I Don't Need Help! How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment. 10th Edition.
    By Xavier Amador.
  • Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship.
    By Lisa Aronson Fontes.
  • Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day.
    By Gene Baur.
  • Nutritional Supplements in Sport, Exercise and Health: An A-Z Guide.
    Edited by Linda Castell Samantha Stear and Louise Burke.
  • The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done.
    By Terry Matlen.
  • Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community.
    Edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth.
  • Yoga: Renewal of Life for Stroke Survivors. (DVD)
    By the Rocky Mountain Stroke Association.
  • This Month's Highlight:

    This Month's Highlighted Book at the MCMC Planetree Health Resource Library The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups.
    By Leonard Sax.

    Book Description:
    In The Collapse of Parenting, physician, psychologist, and internationally acclaimed author Leonard Sax presents data documenting a dramatic decline in the achievement and psychological health of American children. Sax argues that rising levels of obesity, depression, and anxiety among young people-as well as the explosion in prescribing psychiatric medications to kids-can all be traced to parents letting their kids call the shots. Many parents are afraid of seeming too dictatorial and end up abdicating their authority rather than taking a stand with their own children. If kids refuse to eat anything green and demand pizza instead, some parents give in, inadvertently raising children who are more likely to become obese.

    If children are given smartphones and allowed to spend the bulk of their free time texting, playing video games, and surfing the Internet, they become increasingly reliant on peers and the media for guidance on how to live, rather than getting such guidance at home. And if they won't sit still in class or listen to adults, they're often prescribed medication, a quick fix that actually undermines their self-control. In short, Sax argues, parents are failing to prioritize the parent-child relationship and are allowing a child-peer dynamic to take precedence.

    The result is children who have no absolute standard of right and wrong, who lack discipline, and who look to their peers and the Internet for direction, instead of looking to their parents. But there is hope. Sax shows how parents can help their kids by reasserting their authority-by limiting time with screens, by encouraging better habits at the dinner table and at bedtime, and by teaching humility and perspective. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience as a family physician and psychologist, along with hundreds of interviews with children, parents, and teachers across the United States and around the world, Sax offers a blueprint parents can use to refresh and renew their relation

    *Don't have a card with us?...come in and fill out our library card application and we will make a PHRC library card for you.
    **Looking for something specific?...Search our on-line library catalog. Planetree Health Resource Center is now linked to more than 70 libraries in eastern Oregon through the Sage Library System. If we don't have what you are looking for, there's a good chance we have access to it!

    -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.