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Locating Items Within the Library
The NJ State Library is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The library is open to visitors from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. At this time, the library is open but with a limited number of onsite visitors. Appointments are encouraged.
Locations in the library where you will find health and medical resources.
Level 1 - Older books, generally published before 2002 that circulate. [Please ask librarian for assistance]
Level 2 - Journals and magazines. [Please ask librarian for assistance]
Level 3 (Street Level) - Newer books that circulate. Law Library.
Level 4 - Reference collection - does not circulate. Includes dictionaries, medical encyclopedias, directories, medical texts.
Featured New Books
Preventing the Next Pandemic by The last five years saw a significant return of epidemic infectious disease, culminating in COVID-19. In our new post-COVID-19 world, how do we prevent future illnesses by expanding scientific and vaccine diplomacy and cooperation, especially to combat the problems that humans have brought on ourselves?
Call Number: 362.196 Hot
Publication Date: 2021-03-02
The Doctors Blackwell by Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for a mission beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though the world at first recoiled at the notion of a woman studying medicine, her intelligence and intensity ultimately won her the acceptance of the male medical establishment. In 1849, she became the first woman in America to receive an M.D.
Call Number: 610.922 Nim
Publication Date: 2021-01-19
Deadliest Enemy by Unlike natural disasters, whose destruction is concentrated in a limited area over a period of days, and illnesses, which have devastating effects but are limited to individuals and their families, infectious disease has the terrifying power to disrupt everyday life on a global scale, overwhelming public and private resources and bringing trade and transportation to a grinding halt. In today's world, it's easier than ever to move people, animals, and materials around the planet, but the same advances that make modern infrastructure so efficient have made epidemics and even pandemics nearly inevitable. And as outbreaks of COVID-19, Ebola, MERS, and Zika have demonstrated, we are woefully underprepared to deal with the fallout. So what can -- and must -- we do in order to protect ourselves from mankind's deadliest enemy?
Call Number: 614.4 Ost
Publication Date: 2020-05-12
Nobody's Normal by For centuries, scientists and society cast moral judgments on anyone deemed mentally ill, confining many to asylums. In Nobody's Normal, anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against mental-illness stigma--from the eighteenth century, through America's major wars, and into today's high-tech economy.Nobody's Normal argues that stigma is a social process that can be explained through cultural history, a process that began the moment we defined mental illness, that we learn from within our communities, and that we ultimately have the power to change.
Call Number: 616.89 Gri
Publication Date: 2021-01-26
Keep Sharp by Keep Sharp debunks common myths about aging and mental decline, explores whether there's a "best" diet or exercise regimen for the brain, and explains whether it's healthier to play video games that test memory and processing speed, or to engage in more social interaction. Discover what we can learn from "super-brained" people who are in their eighties and nineties with no signs of slowing down--and whether there are truly any benefits to drugs, supplements, and vitamins. Dr. Gupta also addresses brain disease, particularly Alzheimer's, answers all your questions about the signs and symptoms, and shows how to ward against it and stay healthy while caring for a partner in cognitive decline.
Call Number: 153.4 Gup
Publication Date: 2021-01-05
The Code Breaker by The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.
Call Number: 576.5 Isa
Publication Date: 2021-03-09
What Science Tells Us about Autism Spectrum Disorder by What have scientists learned about the causes of autism spectrum disorder? Why do different kids have such different symptoms, and what are the best ways to deal with them? Will there ever be a cure? From leading autism researchers, this accessible guide helps you put the latest advances to work for your unique child.
Call Number: 618.92 Ber
Publication Date: 2020-02-05
Breath from Salt by Longlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award "Elaborating on the science as well as the business behind the fight against cystic fibrosis, Trivedi captures the emotions of the families, doctors, and scientists involved in the clinical trials and their 'weeping with joy' as new drugs are approved, and shows how cystic fibrosis, once a 'death sentence,' became, for many, a manageable condition. This is a rewarding and challenging work." --Publishers Weekly Cystic fibrosis was once a mysterious disease that killed infants and children. Now it could be the key to healing millions with genetic diseases of every type--from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's to diabetes and sickle cell anemia.
Call Number: 616.372 Tri
Publication Date: 2020-09-08
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