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The Encyclopedia Of Diabetes

Author: William A. Petit
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: 9780816079483
Size: 60.10 MB
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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 Women S Health

Author: Christine Ammer
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438127049
Size: 14.87 MB
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Contains over 1,000 entries in an A to Z format, that provide information related to women's health and health problems.

The Encyclopedia Of Skin And Skin Disorders

Author: Carol Turkington
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780816064038
Size: 55.50 MB
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Offers more than a thousand alphabetically arranged entries addressing such topics as autologous fat transplants, laser hair removal, spider bites, and the effect of allergies on the skin.

The Encyclopedia Of Hiv And Aids

Author: Stephen E. Stratton
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: 9780816077236
Size: 72.35 MB
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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.

Encyclopedia Of Allergies

Author: Myron A. Lipkowitz
Publisher: Checkmark Books
ISBN: 9780816044054
Size: 43.21 MB
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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
Size: 72.52 MB
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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 Breast Cancer

Author: Carol Turkington
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: 9780816066513
Size: 71.88 MB
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Presents over 500 articles on breast cancer, including current research, risk factors, testing, treatments, and more.

Encyclopedia Of Women And American Politics

Author: Lynne E. Ford
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438110324
Size: 80.37 MB
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Presents a comprehensive reference to the role of women in American politics and government, including biographies, related topics, organizations, primary documents, and significant court cases.

The Encyclopedia Of Men S Health

Author: Glenn S. Rothfeld
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 081606640X
Size: 79.54 MB
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An A-Z reference containing over 600 entries discussing issues regarding men's health, including medical, social, scientific, physiological, female relationship, fatherhood, and more.