The Encyclopedia of Arthritis

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

The Encyclopedia of Mental Health

Author: Ada P. Kahn
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438120966
Format: PDF
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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 Learning Disabilities

Author: Carol Turkington
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816069913
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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 HIV and AIDS

Author: Stephen E. Stratton
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: 9780816077236
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 Children s Health and Wellness

Author: Carol Turkington
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780816048212
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

The Encyclopedia of Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

Author: Richard Noll
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816075085
Format: PDF, ePub
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Deals with the subject of Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders. With more than 600 entries, this work features a foreword and an introduction, and references and appendixes. Its coverage includes the history, treatment, diagnosis, and medical research and theories regarding this class of mental illness.

Living with Obesity

Author: Nicolas Stettler
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438119100
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A guide for teens that explains obesity, the causes, symptoms and related illnesses, as well as how to cope with it and maintain a healthy lifestyle.