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Save the Date – Explore your Benefits

The first in a series of For Your Benefit webinars was a success with over 450 attendees learning more about the Vision Program. Thanks to all those who participated.

  • June 5th
  • September 11th
  • December 4th

Next up – hear how ConsumerMedical can provide information and support on any medical condition, help you choose the best specialists/hospitals (within your health plan’s network), get a second opinion and much more. Watch your email for the invite.

Two additional webinars are planned for September and December so stay tuned for more details.

Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering

by David A. Kessler, M.D.
Harper Wave 2016 – 416 pages

In Capture, Dr. Kessler considers some of the most profound questions we face as human beings: What are the origins of mental afflictions, from everyday unhappiness to addiction and depression—and how are they connected?

What to Expect when You’re Expecting

by Heidi Murkoff
Workman Publishing 5 edition, May 2016, 656 pages

With 18.5 million copies in print, What to Expect when You’re Expecting is read by 93% of women who read a pregnancy book and was named one of the “Most Influential Books of the Last 25 Years” by USA Today.

This new edition is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for a new generation of moms and dads.

Sources: American Academy of Pediatrics; American Psychiatric Association; Centers for Disease

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New for 2017!

Learn about the different Benefit programs offered by Pearson in the U.S. through our quarterly For Your Benefit webinars. Each lasts one hour starting at 2 p.m. Eastern, and there will be time at the end for any questions. Check out the dates below and mark them on your calendar to join us:

  • March 6th
  • June 5th
  • September 11th
  • December 4th

Look out for an email notification from “My Benefits” and login credentials 7-10 days before the scheduled webinar.

The Mediterranean Diet Plan: Heart-Healthy Recipes & Meal Plans for Every Type of Eater

By Susan Zogheib, Registered Dietitian (RD)
Rockridge Press 2016 – 260 pages

“As a practicing cardiologist, I am constantly encouraging my patients to adopt this diet This book is an accessible, practical and informational tool that makes heart-healthy eating decisions easy. I’m thankful to have this cookbook to share with patients.” Phillip R. Anderson III, MD, Clinical Interventional Cardiologist

Eat Right for Your Sight

By Jennifer Trainer Thompson, Johanna M. Seddon MD ScM, The American Macular Degeneration Foundation (Draft Writer)
The Experiment 2015 – 240 pages

Safeguard your vision with 85 simple, satisfying recipes rich in the nutrients that fight Macular Degeneration

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BREAST CANCER CLEAR & SIMPLE

All Your Questions Answered

By American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society 2014 – 256 Pages

With an easy-to-understand, question-and-answer format, this book guides patients through the important decisions they’ll need to make, from diagnosis through treatment. It helps women with breast cancer and their caregivers know what to expect, what to do, and how to get through what can be an overwhelming, life-changing experience.

WHAT DO I EAT NOW?

A Step-by-Step Guide to Eating Right with Type 2 Diabetes

By Patti B. Geil R.D. and Tami A. Ross R.D.
American Diabetes Association 2015 – 136 Pages

Written in clear, concise, and down-to-earth language that takes the mystery out of confusing nutrition recommendations, this indispensable guide can help readers make lasting changes in as little as a month. In only 4 weeks, readers can eat better, improve their diabetes management, and live a healthier lifestyle.

Books for a Healthier and Fuller Life

WHEN SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS DEPRESSION

Words to say and things to do

By Susan J. Noonan, MD, MPH
2016 John Hopkins University Press 160 pages

Dr. Noonan has treated, supported, and educated those living with and those caring for a person who has a mood disorder. This compassionate book offers specific suggestions for what to say, how to encourage, and how to act around a loved one.

THE ALLERGY-FREE FAMILY COOKBOOK

100 delicious recipes free from dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soya, gluten, sesame and shellfish

By Fiona Heggie and Ellie Lux
2016 Orion Publishing Group Limited 208 pages

As mothers of children with multiple allergies, authors Fiona Heggie and Ellie Lux have years of expertise with restricted diets. As well as easy-to-make recipes, they offer tips on day-to-day practical aspects of managing food allergies.

Books For A Healthier And Fuller Life

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HEALTHY FATS, LOW-CHOLESTEROL COOKBOOK

Delicious Recipes to Help Reduce Bad Fats and Lower Your Cholesterol

By American Heart Association Harmony 2015 – 384 pages

A new release from the American Heart Association, this cookbook is filled with 200 new recipes to help you achieve heart health and wellbeing through a diet that is low in cholesterol. In addition, this book provides you with the most recent information on heart health and nutrition.

UNDERSTANDING AND DEALING WITH STROKE

Whether temporary, fatal or disabling, a stroke is always serious.

By Dr. Keith Souter & Dr. John Bamford, MD, FRCP
Summersdale 2014 – 208 pages

This book gives the basic information needed to understand what a stroke is, how to spot the risk factors for a stroke, and how to take steps to deal with the repercussions, including what happens in a stroke, the different types, stroke recovery and rehabilitation, and medication and aids and equipment for independent living.

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THE CANCER WELLNESS COOKBOOK

Smart Nutrition and Delicious Recipes for People Living with Cancer

By Kimberly Mathai, MS, RD, CDE Sasquatch Books 2014 – 256 Pages

Whether you are a cancer patient undergoing treatment, a caregiver or a survivor, you’ll find this cookbook and nutritional guide essential—it includes the latest scientific research on improving the lives of people living with cancer. Created by Seattle’s Cancer Lifeline, The Cancer Wellness Cookbook features nutritional plans and 100 recipes focusing on the foods that have been shown to prevent and forestall the spread of cancer. With super healthy and delicious ingredients like berries, mushrooms, beans, tomatoes and fish, these dishes taste great and are filled with the nutrients that aid a person.

THE NEW GENERATION BREAST CANCER BOOK

How to Navigate Your Diagnosis and Treatment Options — and Remain Optimistic in an Age of Information Overload

By Dr. Elisa Port Ballantine Books 2015 – 320 Pages

From an expert in the field comes the definitive guide to managing breast cancer in the information age — a comprehensive resource for diagnosis, treatment and peace of mind. From innovations in breast cancer screening and evaluating results to post-treatment medications and living as a breast cancer survivor, Dr. Elisa Port describes every possible test and every type of doctor visit, providing a comprehensive, empathetic guide that every newly diagnosed woman (and her family) will want to have at her side.

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Seeking Serenity

The 10 New Rules for Health and Happiness in the Age of Anxiety

By Amanda Enayati 2015 Penguin Group 272 pages

Stress columnist Amanda Enayati challenges our long-held assumptions about stress, painting a groundbreaking picture that separates myth from reality when it comes to what is commonly referred to as the plague of modern life.

Seeking Serenity presents ten revolutionary principles developed from the emerging science of stress and reinforced by literature, philosophy and age-old spiritual wisdom that help us to differentiate between destructive and constructive stress, and to master stress in the everyday.

The Mindful Child

How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate

By Susan Kaiser Greenland 2014 Atria Books 240 pages

The techniques of mindful awareness have helped millions of adults reduce stress in their lives. Now, children — who are under more pressure than ever before — can learn to protect themselves with these well-established methods adapted for their ages. Based on a program affiliated with UCLA, The Mindful Child is a groundbreaking book, the first to show parents how to teach these transformative practices to their children.

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The Power of Habit

Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

By Charles Duhigg Random House 2014 – 416 pages

A New York Times Bestseller and named one of the best books of the year by The Wall Street Journal, The Power of Habit takes you on a thrilling journey to the edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Charles Duhigg refines volumes of information into captivating stories that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble, to the sidelines of the NFL, to the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement. The book goes a long way in presenting an entirely new understanding of human nature and it’s potential. At its core, the book makes an exhilarating argument, that the key to success at anything — exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, etc. — is understanding how habits work. And by harnessing this new science, anything is possible — we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

The Better Brain Book

The Best Tool for Improving Memory and Sharpness and Preventing Aging of the Brain

By David Perlmutter and Carol Colman Riverhead Trade 2005 – 325 pages

Renowned neurologist, and author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller “Grain Brain,” David Perlmutter makes a declaration: loss of memory is not a natural part of aging, and this book explains why. He goes on to reveal how everyday memory-loss – the small things like misplacing car keys, forgetting a name, or losing concentration in meetings – aren’t as innocent and harmless as we may believe they are. In fact, they’re actually warning signs of a distressed brain. The good news? In the book, he and Carol Colman present a simple plan on how to repair those problems, clarify the misconstrued connections between memory loss and aging, and offer tools on how to build and maintain a better brain through nutrition, lifestyle changes, and brain workouts. The book also contains valuable insights on how to cope with and understand risk factors associated with specific brain disorders such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis, among others.

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The New Rules of Running

Five Steps to Run Faster and Longer for Life

By Vijay Vad M.D. and Dave Allen Avery Trade 2014 – 272 pages

Whether you’re a beginner, trying to reach a new goal, recovering from an injury or just getting in shape, this definitive guide will help make you a faster and healthier runner. Renowned sports medicine specialist Vijay Vad offers up fun and exciting advice in The New Rules of Running to educate you on injury-free running and racing. With training schedules designed by coach and two-time NYC Marathon Champion, Tom Fleming, you’ll be on your way to accomplishing your running goals. Packed with tips on strengthening exercises, nutrition and hydration, this guide will keep you on your feet and on the fast track.

CLEAN CUISINE

An 8-Week Anti-Inflammatory Diet that Will Change the Way You Age, Look & Feel

By Ivy & Andrew Larson Berkley Hardcover 2013 – 496 pages

A shocking diagnosis of being in the early stages of MS brought a certified Health Fitness Specialist and a doctor together to find a healthier way to treat chronic diseases. Developed by Ivy and Andrew Larson, Clean Cuisine offers insight to those looking for natural ways to reverse diabetes, improve cholesterol and blood pressure, and ease the symptoms of other inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, asthma, allergies, and arthritis. Covering all the bases – food we should eat and food that tastes good – this book is broken down into eight easy steps and spread over the course of eight weeks with a focus on plant-forward nutrition, so that you can lead a healthy, natural life.

Take Your Health In Your Own Hands

Disease Proof

The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well

By David L. Katz, MD and Stacey Colino Hudson Street Press 2013 304 pages Hardcover/Paperback/ePub

In this life-affirming and empowering book, an expert in preventive medicine shows how we can reduce our risk of chronic disease by 80%—not by taking medicine, but by changing our behavior.

Dr. Katz makes a compelling case for the idea that four behaviors—not smoking, eating well, being active, and maintaining a healthy weight—can make all the difference in our health. He presents the latest scientific evidence as well as his own decades-long clinical experience to show that these behaviors are our best defense against the current epidemic of obesity and chronic disease. He also provides step-by-step, practical advice on how to apply these health-preserving insights to your own life.

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How Positive Outlook Can Transform Our Health and Aging

By Hilary Tindle, MD, MPH Hudson Street Press 2013 288 pages Hardcover/ePub

In a fascinating exploration of just how important a positive outlook on life can be for our health and longevity, physician and NIH-funded researcher Hilary Tindle demonstrates how our attitudes affect everything from our wrinkles to our risk of cognitive decline.

The author examines the crucially important trait of optimism from many angles. She presents solid scientific evidence that we can improve our health by developing the ability to think in a more positive and accepting way. She also outlines the 7 Steps to Attitudinal Change that she uses in her own practice to create a path readers can follow towards better health—especially as they age.