Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month. Delaware Libraries and their partners provide programs and information on a variety of medical, wellness, and behavioral health topics. Please visit for more!

Updated October 2, 2023
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Eat & flourish : how food supports emotional well-being
Albright, Mary Beth
Food has power to nourish your mind, supporting emotional wellness through both nutrients and pleasure. In this groundbreaking book, journalist Mary Beth Albright draws on cutting-edge research to explain the food/mood connection. She redefines "emotional eating" based on the science, revealing...
Home detox : make your home a healthier place for everyone who lives there
Chace, Daniella
A professional toxicologist and health writer offers an enlightening and accessible room-by-room guide to identifying and removing potentially toxic items, along with suggestions for safe, affordable alternatives. From the bedroom mattress and pillows to daily...
Where to start : a survival guide to anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges
Correll, Gemma
A comforting and useful resource for anyone who's struggling emotionally and looking for help_x2015_from the nation's leading community-based nonprofit that addresses the needs of those living with mental illness It can be extremely hard to figure out what's going on in our own...
The brain health kitchen : preventing Alzheimer's through food with 100 recipes
Fenn, Annie
"Though packed with solid science, the book isn't dense reading; [Fenn] dishes up the data and information in easily digestible bites." --Seattle Times A physician and chef identifies the top ten brain-smart ingredients and shows that eating to maintain...
Advanced parenting : advice for helping kids through diagnoses, differences, and mental health challenges
Fradin, Kelly, MD
"An invaluable resource for parents and caregivers," this important, empathetic guidebook offers practical steps for managing children's health (Emily Oster, PhD,  New York Times bestselling author of Cribsheet and Expecting Better). Any...
The wellness trap : break free from diet culture, disinformation, and dubious diagnoses, and find your true well-being
Harrison, Christy (Nutritionist)
A searing critique of modern wellness culture and how it stands in the way of true well-being that "will change the way you think about your health--in all the best ways." (Casey Gueren) "It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle." You've probably heard this phrase from any...
Random acts of medicine : the hidden forces that sway doctors, impact patients, and shape our health
Jena, Anupam B.
Does timing, circumstance, or luck impact your health care? This groundbreaking book reveals the hidden side of medicine and how unexpected--but predictable--events can profoundly affect our health. * Is there ever a good time to have a heart attack? Why do kids born in the summer get diagnosed...
The mindful body : creating chronic health in an age of possibility
Langer, Ellen J.
Learn how adjusting your thoughts can change your health--from the "mother of mindfulness" and first female tenured professor of psychology at Harvard. "What matters more: mind or body? Filled with original research and thought-provoking insights, The Mindful Body shows...
The spark factor : the secret to supercharging energy, becoming resilient, and feeling better than ever
Maloof, Molly
Foreword by Dave Asprey A breakthrough program for women to revive their lost energy and vitality, developed by a leading biohacker and physician Inside of you, there is a spark--it's what animates you, and without it, you could not live. This energy creation isn't mystical, nor is...
The well-lived life : a 102-year-old doctor's six secrets to health and happiness at every age
McGarey, Gladys
Dr. Gladys McGarey, the centenarian mother of holistic medicine, reveals "a story that teaches as much as it inspires" (Edith Eger, New York Times bestselling author), filled with life-changing secrets for how to live with joy, vitality, and purpose at any age. Dr. Gladys...
Pregnant while Black : advancing justice for maternal health in America
Rainford, Monique
A tragedy is unfolding all around us and is receiving well overdue attention. Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy than their white peers. But Dr. Monique Rainford is working to better understand these disparities and do something about them. Pregnant While Black...
The essential guide to intermittent fasting for women : balance your hormones to lose weight, lower stress, and optimize health
Ramos, Megan
"Essential reading for any woman wanting to improve her metabolic health and make sense of her body, hormones, and sustainable fasting strategies. "--Cynthia Thurlow, author of Intermittent Fasting Transformation "Intermittent fasting has changed my body, mind, and life. I...
Built to move : the ten essential habits to help you move freely and live fully
Starrett, Kelly
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER * Simple and proven physical practices designed to improve the way your body feels--less stiffness! fewer aches and pain!--and boost the overall quality of your life, no matter how you spend your time. From the innovators behind The Ready State and the movement...
Tyranny of the gene : personalized medicine and its threat to public health
Tabery, James
A revelatory account of how power, politics, and greed have placed the unfulfilled promise of personalized medicine at the center of American medicine The United States is embarking on a medical revolution. Supporters of personalized, or precision, medicine-the tailoring of...
To dye for : how toxic fashion is making us sick--and how we can fight back
Wicker, Alden
A Silent Spring for your wardrobe, To Dye For is a jolting expose that reveals the true cost of the toxic, largely unregulated chemicals found on most clothing today. Many of us are aware of the ethical minefield that is fast fashion- the dodgy labor practices, the...

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