The Encyclopedia of Dental and Oral Health

Author: Carol Ann Rinzler
Publisher: Chelsea House
ISBN: 9780816074037
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A reference book on dental care, covering such topics as proper dental care, dental practices and procedures, infectious diseases and related diseases, anatomy of the teeth and mouth, and the causes of tooth decay.

The Encyclopedia of Mental Health

Author: Ada P. Kahn
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438120966
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According to the National Center for Health Statistics, mental health disorders led to more than 40 million doctor visits and 2 million emergency room visits in 2002. This guide sorts through a maze of professional jargon to provide incisive definitions of theories, syndromes, symptoms, treatments, and contemporary issues.

The Encyclopedia of HIV and AIDS

Author: Stephen E. Stratton
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: 9780816077236
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Praise for the previous edition: "...[an] excellent resource...recommended for health collections in academic, public, and medical libraries."—Booklist "Recommended."—Choice "...a highly useful resource...Recommended."—Library Media Connection It is estimated that about one million people in the United States are living with AIDS, many of them undiagnosed. Around the world, the number of people living with AIDS is placed at approximately 33 million, of which around 2.5 million are children. Although educational efforts and improved access to medication have helped stem the spread of HIV and AIDS in some regions, millions of new cases are diagnosed each year. The Encyclopedia of HIV and AIDS, Third Edition provides a comprehensive reference to all aspects of HIV and AIDS—with completely updated and reorganized material to best reflect the current research and understanding. More than 130 articles explain what HIV is and how it progresses to AIDS, what treatments are available, social and political issues, AIDS organizations, and much more. Also discussed are AIDS statistics from around the world as well as cultural issues in different regions that affect transmission of the disease. Key topics include: Abstinence Bacterial enteric infections Clinical trials Drug patents and pricing Global Fund to Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Immigration and travel New approaches to HIV therapy Opportunistic infections Transmission of AIDS Vaccines against AIDS.

The Encyclopedia of Learning Disabilities

Author: Carol Turkington
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816069913
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Presents articles on learning disabilities, including diagnosis and testing, treatment options, learning aids, and education alternatives. Includes resource directories.

The Encyclopedia of Diabetes

Author: William A. Petit
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: 9780816079483
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Praise for the previous edition: "...an outstanding example of what can happen when a highly knowledgeable medical specialist is teamed with a talented medical writer—informative, accurate information is presented in a clear, intelligible style...This book admirably succeeds in its goals."—American Reference Books Annual "...an excellent overview of this disease...good explanations of medical terminology...Recommended for public, undergraduate, or community college libraries."—Choice Diabetes is not yet fully understood. Its main forms, Type 1 and Type 2, follow different courses of progression and require different types of treatments. The occurrence of Type 2 diabetes—linked to obesity and inactivity—is on the rise. More than 23 million children and adults suffer from diabetes, and approximately 1.6 million new cases are diagnosed in adults each year in the United States, according to the American Diabetes Association. The Encyclopedia of Diabetes, Second Edition is a complete guide to the different types of this disease, signs and symptoms, and management and treatment. The 246 entries explain the causes of diabetes, how the disease affects the body, and how it impacts daily life. Appendixes include directories of organizations, periodicals, research centers, and Web sites. Key topics include: Carbohydrate and carbohydrate counting Complications of diabetes Diabetic eye diseases Diabetic nephropathy Diabetic neuropathy Emergency issues Gestational diabetes Insulin and insulin pumps Lifestyle adaptations Medications.

The Encyclopedia of Children s Health and Wellness

Author: Carol Turkington
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780816048212
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Despite the fact that the risk of childhood disease is lower now than it has been in the past, childhood health care needs remain complex. This is mainly because as society and technology change rapidly, children are routinely exposed to new potential threats. For instance, in the last few years the National Institutes of Health and the Surgeon General have been warning of an epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States, resulting from lack of exercise and poor nutrition. Children are not small adults, and their bodies react differently to toxins, invading viruses, and medications. Their swiftly changing metabolisms and immature immune systems require specialized attention and conscientious preventive measures such as vaccination. The Encyclopedia of Children's Health and Wellness is a two-volume set offering more than 600 entries covering all the key aspects of childhood health from infancy to age 18. Explaining diseases, conditions, general health, safety issues, learning, growth and development, medications, treatments, and much more, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference to the health issues facing children today. Completing this invaluable reference is a series of appendixes providing resources, organizations specializing in major childhood diseases, hotlines, useful books, a glossary, a guide to choosing a pediatrician, and much more.