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Whole Health

51u8ab2bogl-_sx331_bo1204203200_A Holistic Approach to Healing for the 21st Century

By Mark Mincolla Ph.D.
Call number: RA776.5 .M533 2013
View in IvyCat

Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Award represents “Better Books for a Better World”—the Gold Award (Best Book of the Year) in the category of Health & Healing/Wellness/Prevention/Vitality.

In Whole Health, Dr. Mark Mincolla outlines the Whole Health Healing System, his unique method based on more than thirty years’ experience as a holistic medical practitioner. This system integrates elements of classical Chinese medicine, personalized nutrition, and extrasensory energy medicine, while inspiring, empowering, and teaching how to attain balance in body, mind, and spirit. This book will:
Assist in making sixth-sensory diagnoses of ailments
Help you achieve better health through specially tailored nutritional recommendations
Balance body, mind, and spirit with time-tested diagnostic tools, techniques, and meditations
And much more
This one-of-a-kind system will lead you down the path to natural healing and help you easily achieve physical health and spiritual oneness as never before.

 

Visualize Data

Data visualization is a hot topic in education and research as well as business. We are all swimming in data these days, but the information in that data simply won’t be evident without good visualization techniques, as David McCandless demonstrates in his full TED talk from our Films on Demand collection.

Visualization is a kind of answer, and thus derives from the quality of the questions asked of data, and the quality of the data itself. Columbia University professor Kaiser Fung provides clear explanations of data visualization principles on his blog, Junk Charts.

Explore these inspiring examples: Hans Rosling was a physician who developed brilliant data visualizations to campaign for world health initiatives. Rosling’s best TED Talks are now in a playlist. Edward Tufte is Professor Emeritus of political science, statistics, and computer science at Princeton and a pioneer in making data understandable. On his website are examples of his work and links to some of his essays on visualization, including his famous rants about bad use of PowerPoint.

There are well-known pitfalls to presenting data in graphic format. The website wtf-viz  (also wtf-viz on Tumblr) collects bad graphs of all kinds, crowd-sourced. These include network, flowchart, and block diagrams gone awry, along with poor quantitative representations. The archive is searchable by hashtag (#pie charts) or you can browse thumbnails in the archive by month. There are some great examples here for classroom discussion!

On her blog Storytelling with Data Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, a former financial risk assessor, shares best practices for presenting and explaining business data. She not only reveals tips for manipulating Excel charts, but also how to lay out data in presentations (not on a single page or slide, usually). Knaflic’s collected blog posts are published in an eponymous book available in our Ebook Central Collection.

We also have manuals and cookbooks for popular programs used to visualize data, from small sets to Hadoop. In IvyCat, do a keyword search for “data visualization” as a phrase, or search the subject “information visualization – computer programs,” to bring up a list. Most of these are eBooks.

The programs discussed include Google Sheets and MicroSoft Excel, which are available to all IvyTech students, faculty, and staff. The program R is free ; and NodeXL is a free social network analysis add-in for Excel.  Many of these are just applications using HTML. D3.js is free and open source. Google Charts allows users to plug in their own data to generate and customize charts, plots, and maps of all kinds for websites.

(Please note, the author, the Library, and Ivy Tech are not responsible for user experiences, and Ivy Tech does not allow the installation of software on college computers without authorization.)

National Bicycle Month

May is National Bicycle Month, with several events observed in Fort Wayne, including National Bike to Work Day and the Ride of Silence honoring those killed and injured while bicycling.

Bicycle safety awareness is emphasized during this month. Have you heard of the Dutch Reach?

Government agencies provide excellent resources for bicycle safety. At the sites listed, you can find best practices for cyclists and motorists, initiatives to make bicycling safer, tools for educating children in bike safety, and statistics on injuries.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/bicyclists
Federal Highway Administration https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ped_bike/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/bicycle/
The Medline database is a great resource for any public safety topic. Medline uses Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for targeted searching. The Ivy Tech Library provides a user-friendly interface: find Medline (EBSCO) in our A-Z List. When you enter your search term bicycle safety also select suggest subject terms. This shows you the correct terms to use, how the topic relates to other topics, and allows you to target statistics, trends, injuries and other data sets.

Comprehensive Reflexology & Massage Video Set

This video set demonstrates numerous techniques using male and female models. It covers the entire body thoroughly and offers practical advice throughout the video. Unlike other videos, massage instructor both performs the massage and explains the techniques at the same time. The set includes:

  • Ultimate Face, Scalp, Neck & Shoulder Massage RA 780 .U488 2004
  • Essentials of Swedish Massage RM 721 .E88 2003
  • Deep Tissue Massage: Pelvic Girdle QM 161 .D44 2008
  • Deep Tissue Massage: Shoulder Girdle RM 721 .D44 2008
  • Deep Tissue Massage: Extremities RM 721 .D44 2008
  • Art & Practice of Stone Massage RA 780 .A782 2005
  • Comprehensive Reflexology & Massage: The Hand RM 723 .R43 C67 2005
  • Therapeutic Breast Massage RM 721 .T44 2007
  • Complete Guide to Full Body Chair Massage RM 721 .C65 2006
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy: Face & Neck RM 723.L96 L96 2013
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy: Body RM 723 .L96 L96 2010
  • Nurturing Pregnancy Massage: Techniques I RM 721 .N87 2008
  • Nurturing Pregnancy Massage: Techniques II RM 721 .N87 2008
  • Craniosacral Therapy Techniques RZ 399 .C73 C73 2010
  • Myofascial Release Techniques RM 723 .M96 2010

New on the video shelf – Dementia Care

As one of America’s leading educators on dementia, Teepa Snow’s philosophy is reflective of her education, work experience, available medical research, and first hand caregiving interactions. Working as a Registered Occupational Therapist for over 30 years her wealth of experience has led her to develop Positive Approach™ to Care techniques and training models that now are used by families and professionals working or living with dementia or other brain changes throughout the world.

Teepa Snow DVDs

  • It’s All in Your Approach RC 521 .I89 2011 (125 MH)
  • Art of Caregiving RC 521 .A78 2011 (126 MH)
  • Lewy Body Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know RC 521 .L49 2013 (127 MH)
  • Filling the Day with Meaning RC 521 .F555 2011 (128 MH)
  • End of Life Care & Letting Go RC 521 .E53 2012 (129 MH)
  • Improving Emergency Services for Dementia Patients RC 521 .I49 2012 (130 MH)
  • Journey of Dementia RC 521 .J687 2011 (131 MH)
  • Understanding Frontotemporal Dementia RC 521 .U53 2014 (132 MH)
  • Progression of Dementia: Seeing Gems, Not Just Loss RC 521 .P7647 2011 (133 MH)