The Encyclopedia of Arthritis

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

The Encyclopedia of Alzheimer s Disease

Author: Carol Turkington
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438128584
Format: PDF, Docs
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In more than 500 entries, The Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease, Second Edition presents a wealth of information on the physical, emotional, and intellectual conditions that affect Alzheimer's sufferers. It also examines the current research on prevention, causes, and treatments, as well as the social issues surrounding the disease. Appendixes include major resources, organizations, helpful books and publications, an extensive bibliography, and a glossary.

The Encyclopedia of Dental and Oral Health

Author: Carol Ann Rinzler
Publisher: Chelsea House
ISBN: 9780816074037
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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 HIV and AIDS

Author: Stephen E. Stratton
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: 9780816077236
Format: PDF, 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 Diabetes

Author: William A. Petit
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: 9780816079483
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Encyclopedia of Allergies

Author: Myron A. Lipkowitz
Publisher: Checkmark Books
ISBN: 9780816044054
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 Autoimmune Diseases

Author: Dana K. Cassell
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143812094X
Format: PDF, ePub
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A comprehensive guide to diseases of the immune system, listing names, symptoms, research, treatments available and more.

The Encyclopedia of the Heart and Heart Disease

Author: Otelio Sye Randall
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: 9780816077519
Format: PDF
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Praise for the previous edition: "...an easy-to-use, quick reference for those seeking concise explanations regarding cardiac health."—American Reference Books Annual "...excellent...easy-to-understand...this title adds to the well-received series and stands on its own as a solid tool for consumer medical collections."—Booklist "Recommended."—Choice Each year, more than half a million people die from heart disease. Not only is it the leading cause of death in the United States, it is also a major cause of disability. The American Heart Association estimates that more than 80 million people in the United States suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, such as angina, heart attack, high blood pressure, or stroke. The Encyclopedia of the Heart and Heart Disease, Second Edition examines the function of the heart and the cardiovascular system and the major diseases and disorders that impact their health. This revised book discusses how to recognize the signs and symptoms of heart disease and how heart disease is diagnosed and treated. The causes and factors that contribute to heart disease are explained as well as preventive measures and steps to live a heart-healthy lifestyle. Appendixes include a directory of organizations and resources and diagrams of the heart and cardiovascular system. Key topics include: Aging and cardiovascular disease Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Coronary artery disease Deaths from heart disease Emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) Emotions and heart disease Exercise Lifestyle factors and heart health Medications, surgery, and other treatments Stroke.