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Health and Medicine

BARD Magazines

  • Berkeley Wellness Letter. Audio.
  • Diabetes Forecast. Audio.
  • EatingWell. Braille.
  • Health and Nutrition. Audio.
  • Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Braille.
  • O, The Oprah Magazine. Audio. Braille.
  • The Week. Audio.

NFB Newsline (Available in Audio, Refreshable Braille, On a Website)

  • Medical Xpress.
  • Diabetes Forecast.
  • Diabetes Living.
  • Prevention.
  • Spry Living.
  • WebMD The Magazine.

On the RTB

  • A Man's View, Mondays @ 12 AM.
  • Apple a Day, Saturdays @ 3 PM and Fridays @ 4 AM.
  • BlindAlive Exercise Program, Mondays through Saturdays @ 10 AM.
  • For Addicts and Others, Saturdays @ 6 AM.
  • Nutrition and Health, Fridays @ 3 PM and the next Friday @ 3 AM.
  • Your Personal World, Saturdays @ 1 PM.


  • Medicare and You 2020. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (U.S.). Large Print, Large Print (Spanish), Braille, Braille (Spanish). Annual guide to official U.S. government Medicare coverage and options such as Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare Part D plans.
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone; a therapist, her therapist, and our lives revealed. Lori Gottlieb. Audio, Braille. A psychotherapist and advice columnist gives a behind-the-scenes look at the therapeutic process. Shares details of her work at her Los Angeles practice and discusses the emotional crisis that led her to begin therapy herself.
  • Macular Degeneration: A Patient's Guide to Treatment. David S. Boyer. Audio. Retina specialists describe the risks, symptoms, diagnosis techniques, treatments, and emotional impact of macular degeneration. They explain the differences between the dry and wet versions of the disease, discuss hallucinations called Charles Bonnet syndrome, and assess available low-vision tools.
  • Skeleton Keys: the secret life of bone. Brian Switek. Audio. Examination of the development, usage, and material culture of human bones. Discusses the anatomy of bones, evolutionary development, medical care, forensic analysis.
  • The Hearing Loss Guide: useful information and advice for patients and families. John M. Burkey. Audio, Braille. Audiologist explains hearing loss and discusses current treatments, hearing aids, and other useful devices. The author provides suggestions for those dealing with someone with a hearing difficulty and offers coping advice from patients and their family members.
  • That Good Night: life and medicine in the eleventh hour. Sunita Puri. Audio. Interweaving stories of her family and the patients she cares for, a doctor of palliative medicine provides a meditation on impermanence and the role of medicine in living and dying well. Includes advice on communicating with doctors about what matters most.
  • Death of Cancer. Vincent T. DeVita. Audio, Braille. Pioneering oncologist and his science writer daughter examine the science and history of one of the world's most formidable diseases. They explain what needs to be done to improve the fight against cancer.
  • Master Your Diabetes: a comprehensive, integrative approach for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Mona Morstein. Audio. Naturopathic physician and diabetes expert draws from both conventional and integrative therapies in this compendium on diabetes management for patients, caregivers, and medical practitioners. Explains eight essentials of treatment and prevention.
  • You are Enough. Jen Petro-Roy. Audio. Discusses eating disorders and body image, provides tools and information for recovery, and suggests ways to deal with the media messages that contribute so much to disordered eating. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers.
  • Vigor Regained: a simple, proven home program for restoring fitness and vitality. Herbert A. DeVries. Braille. Fully-tested exercise program for adults over 50. Progressive walking or jogging, modified calisthenics, and stretching are some exercises geared to make you feel younger.
  • The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer's Family. Robert B. Santulli. Audio, Braille. Immediate family members, friends, and neighbors of those with Alzheimer's undergo tremendous psychological and emotional change as they witness the disease progress. The process of adaptation and acceptance; and, providing insight on how to understand and cope with personal stress.
  • The Web that has no Weaver: understanding Chinese medicine. Ted J. Kaptchuk. Audio. The classic, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese alternative medicine. This revised edition is the product of years of further reflection on ancient Chinese sources and active involvement in cutting-edge scientific research.
  • Principles of Biomedical Ethics. Tom L Beauchamp, James F Childress. Audio. Biomedical textbook evaluating many issues in biomedical ethics.

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