Waterville Family Practice 

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​​​​HEALTH RESOURCES

We encourage our patients to play an active role in maintaining and improving their health.  We have many resources at the office and we have included some valuable internet resources here for you to access:

American Heart Association : Provides patient education regarding heart disease, high cholesterol, nutrition and healthy living.

Choosing Wisely : Maine state coalition working to improve healthcare quality and affordability; provides information about partnering in        your healthcare.

Eat Right: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics -  nutrition information for all ages.


Family Doctor : Health information for the whole family.


The Mayo Clinic :  Information on many health topics


Center For Disease Control :  Wonderful resource for patient information about any kind of infection both viral and bacterial.


The Flu :  Information about influenza

Healthy Kids : A comprehensive pediatric health information site.

Move More : a Maine-based group providing information on exercise programs, nutrition and diabetes education.


American Diabetes Association : Our Mission - To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.


Crisis and Counseling :   A non-profit mental health and substance abuse treatment agency with 24 hour crisis intervention services.


Poison Control : Poison control and prevention information


Tobacco Free Maine (Maine Tobacco help line) :  Information and resources to help quit smoking



BooksWeRecommend:


Diabetes: (available to order at the Diabetes.org website)

The Prediabetes Diet Plan, by Hillary Wright

I hate to Exercise; Book for People with Diabetes by Charlotte Hayes, MMSc

Quick and Healthy Recipes and ideas, by Brenda Ponichtera: A diabetes Recipe Book


Quick and Healthy Volume II, by Brenda Ponichtera : A diabetes recipe book

 The all-natural Diabetes Cookbook, by Jackie Newgent, RDN

 Diet:

The DASH Diet Action Plan: Proven to Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol without Medication, by Marla Heller:  Explains how diet can affect your health and blood pressure and reviews the general concepts of the DASH (Dietary Approach to Stopping Hypertension) diet and provides meal plans and recipes

 Make Your Own Rules Diet by Tara Stiles

 The VB6 Cookbook: More than 350 Recipes for Healthy Vegan Meals All Day and Delicious Flexitarian Dinners at Night by Mark Bittman

 Foodlist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting, by Darya Pino

 The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet: 10 Minute Fixes to Get the Body You Want and a Life You’ll Love by Jennipher Walters

 The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

 SmokingCessation:

 Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr

 The Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Join the Millions Who Have Become Non-smokers Using the Allen Carr’s Easy Way Method, by Allen Carr

 
Meditation and Stress Reduction:

 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help that Actually Works- A True Story by Everett Mills

 Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

 Beginning Mindfulness: Learning the Way of Awareness by Andrew Weiss

 Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement and Peace by Sharon Salzberg

 Chronic Pain:

 How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide by Toni Bernhard

 Managing Pain Before it Manages You, 4th ed by Margaret A Caudell MD, PhD, MPH

 Coping with Chronic Illness: Neck and Back Pain Migraines Arthritis Fibromyalgia and Other Invisible Illnesses, by Norman Wright

 
Breastfeeding:

So That’s What They’re For, by Janet Tamaro: A wonderful, humorous guide to breastfeeding with many helpful tips and solutions to breatfeeding problems

 Pregnancy:

What to Expect When You’re Expecting, by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi Murkoff and Sandee Hathaway: A month by month guide to pregnancy

 
Children:

What to Expect the First Year, by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi Murkoff and Sandee Hathaway: A month by month guide to the first year of life covering physical changes, development and diet

What to Expect in The Toddler Years, by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi Murkoff and Sandee Hathaway:  A month by month Guide to toddler years covering diet, physical and developmental changes and behavior

 The Happiest Baby on the Block, but Harvey Karp: A great book for teaching parents to sooth fussy babies.

 The ABC’s of Asthma: An asthma Alphabet Book for Kids of All Ages, by Kim Gosselin

Cooper Has Diabetes, by Karen Olson


Meditation is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids, by Whitney Stewart:  Introduction to mediation with easy to understand instructions and illustrations to help kids deal with stress and improve emotional health.

 Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child, by Ross Greene, PhD

 It’s Perfectly Normal: A Book About Changing Bodies, Growing up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie Harris: This book is packed full of positive messages, avoids sexual-shaming and it LBBTQ inclusive.

 Fire in my Heart, Ice in my Veins: A Journal for Teenagers Experienceing a Loos, by Enid Samuel Traisman: An interactive journal for teens facing bereavement/grief.

 Lifetimes: A Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children, by Brian Mellonis &Robert Ingpen:  A book to aid in talking with young children about death (toddler through school age)

 When Someone has a Very Serious Illness: Children Can Learn to Cope with Loss and Change, by Marge Heegaarde:  An interactive journal for school age children when a parent or caregiver has cancer or other serious illness

 When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief, by Marge Heegaarde:  An interactive journal for school age children to aid in coping with the loss of a parent or loved one.

 Something Happened: A book for Children and Parent who have Experienced Pregnancy Loss, by Cathy Blanford & Phyllis Childers

 Cooking up Fun for Kids with Diabetes, by Patti Geil and Tami Ross

 The Explosive Child, by Ross Greene: Helps parents understand why and when their children have challenging behaviors and how to respond to them in a humane and effective way.

 A Visit to the Sesame Street Hospital, by Debora Hautzig and Joe Mathieu

 When My Worries Get too Big!, by Kari Dunn Buron: Easy to read children’s book to help children develop their our self-calming strategies.