The Encyclopedia of Arthritis

Author: Guy Taylor
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: 9780816077670
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Discusses the disease, its causes and symptoms, treatment options, research, and pain management related to arthritis.

Encyclopedia of Allergies

Author: Myron A. Lipkowitz
Publisher: Checkmark Books
ISBN: 9780816044054
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Provides information on symptoms, treatments, therapies, inherited allergies, environmental allergies, asthma, food allergies, RAST testing, and research scientists.

The Encyclopedia of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

Author: Mark S. Gold
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: 9780816077090
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Alcoholism afflicts individuals of all social groups and age levels, although young adults have the greatest risk for addiction to alcohol. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 51 percent of Americans—more than 125 million people over 12 years of age—reported being current drinkers in 2007. That same year, an estimated 1.3 million people received treatment for the use of alcohol, and another 1.4 million received treatment for using both alcohol and illegal drugs, while roughly 19.3 million others who needed treatment did not receive it. The Encyclopedia of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse examines the history of alcohol and alcoholism, providing detailed information about alcohol abuse and dependence. It explains the process by which alcohol dependence emerges, contributing factors, how to recognize alcohol dependence, what treatments are available, and the health impact if it is left untreated. Topics covered include the environmental and genetic factors for alcoholism, psychiatric illnesses associated with it, and the various social issues connected to alcohol use, ranging from lost work days to domestic violence. Appendixes include directories of national agencies and organizations, state agencies and organizations, child protective service agencies, mental health agencies, and statistics on alcohol use and abuse. Topics include: Adolescents and drinking Alcohol and the elderly Alcohol-related child neglect and abuse Alcohol-use disorders Driving while intoxicated Effects of alcohol and alcohol use in men and women Emergency treatment Families and alcohol Pregnancy and alcohol Psychiatric disorders Smoking and alcohol Underage drinking.

The Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders

Author: Carol Turkington
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438127030
Format: PDF, ePub
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With a large focus on memory this edition discusses the functions and elem ents of the brain, how it works, how it breaks down, and various diseases and disorders that affect it.

The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse

Author: Esther Gwinnell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780816063307
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides comprehensive information on substance abuse terms and phrases, and includes a table of controlled substances and the medications used to treat their abuse.

The Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders

Author: William A. Petit
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: 9780816051359
Format: PDF, ePub
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More than two hundred fifty alphabetically arranged entries cover symptoms, illnesses, treatments, medications, social issues, and anatomy related to endocrine diseases and disorders.

Guide to Reference in Medicine and Health

Author: Christa Modschiedler
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838912214
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Drawn from the extensive database of Guide to Reference, this up-to-date resource provides an annotated list of print and electronic biomedical and health-related reference sources, including internet resources and digital image collections. Readers will find relevant research, clinical, and consumer health information resources in such areas as Medicine Psychiatry Bioethics Consumer health and health care Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences Dentistry Public health Medical jurisprudence International and global health Guide to Reference entries are selected and annotated by an editorial team of top reference librarians and are used internationally as a go-to source for identifying information as well as training reference professionals. Library staff answering health queries as well as library users undertaking research on their own will find this an invaluable resource.

The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases

Author: Carol Turkington
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816075077
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A comprehensive reference guide to infectious diseases, describing the disease, available treatments, and more.