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eBooks for the Fac. of Medicine

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Medicine and Healthcare, ed. , v.

This book provides emerging research on bioinformatics, medical ethics, and clinical science in modern applications and settings. While highlighting the challenges medical practitioners and healthcare professionals face when treating patients and striving to optimize their processes, it shows how revolutionary technologies and methods are vastly improving how healthcare is implemented globally.

All About Asthma, ed. , v.

Millions of kids live with asthma. This book helps kids discover the causes, like exercise or allergies, and how to manage it. Easy-to-read text, photographs, and graphics help young readers explore what's going on inside of them while learning key science concepts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

All About Bee Stings, ed. , v.

Many kids get stung by bees or wasps. It can hurt or cause a reaction. This book helps kids find out how to know if they were stung and how to treat the sting. Easy-to-read text, photographs and graphics help young readers explore what's going on inside of them while learning key science concepts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

All About Bicycles, ed. , v.

This book discusses the development of the bicycle, its use throughout its two-hundred-year history, bicycle use around the globe, and modern innovations.

All About Chickenpox, ed. , v.

This book helps kids find out the symptoms of chickenpox and how to feel better while helping young readers explore what's going on inside of them while learning key science concepts.

All About Head Lice, ed. , v.

Head lice is an itchy illness that often affects kids. This book helps kids find out about lice, why they make your head itch, and how to get rid of them. Easy-to-read text, photographs, and graphics help young readers explore what's going on inside of them while learning key science concepts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

All About Pink Eye, ed. , v.

This book helps kids find out the symptoms of pinkeye and how to feel better while helping young readers explore what's going on inside of them while learning key science concepts.

Alternative Pain Management, ed. , v.

This reference provides alternative solutions for managing and treating chronic pain, including mobile applications, online programs, self-management strategies, and virtual reality. It promotes understanding of pain and its diagnosis and reviews pharmaceutical accountability. Covers Chronic Pain; Cryotherapy; Drug Addiction; Drug Design and Discovery; Multi-Drug Therapy; Pain Assessment; Patient Safety; Prescription Tracking; Therapeutic Activity; Toxicology; and more.

Alzheimer Disease Sourcebook, ed. 7, v.

This book provides basic consumer health information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer disease and other dementias. Includes tips for coping with memory loss and related complications and advice for caregivers.

Back and Neck Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Provides information about diseases, disorders, and injuries that affect the spinal column. Describes proper spine function, and includes suggestions for maintaining spinal health, and information about medications and rehabilitative and complementary therapies, surgical techniques and chiropractic care. Includes glossary, directory of resources for further help and information, and additional reading list.

Blood and Circulatory Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

This book offers facts about blood function and composition, the maintenance of a healthy circulatory system, and the types of concerns that arise when processes go wrong.

Breast Cancer Sourcebook, ed. 6, v.

Provides basic consumer health information on risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer, along with facts about coping after treatment.

Cancer Survivorship Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

This book provides information for cancer patients and their family members, friends, and caregivers. It includes tips for researching specific types of cancer, treatment advances, and clinical trials, and it offers suggestions for coping with the side effects and complications of cancer treatments. Facts about emotional, cognitive, and mental health issues in cancer care are included.

Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 7, v.

Provides basic consumer health information about risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the heart and blood vessels, along with prevention strategies and concerns specific to men, women, children, and minority populations.

Child Abuse Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Provides basic consumer health information about abuse and neglect of children and adolescents. With information about parenting issues and child abuse risks, prevention and intervention strategies, as well as information about adult survivors of child abuse. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

Childhood Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Provides up-to-date information about common disorders that affect the physical, mental, and developmental health of school-age children. It discusses infectious diseases, asthma and allergies, cancer, diabetes, growth and developmental disorders, mental health and conduct disorders, and conditions affecting the blood, brain, muscles and bones, skin, and internal organs.

Chronic Illness and Long-Term Care, ed. , v.

This book features current research on the diagnosis, monitoring, management, and treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson's disease, autoimmune disorders, and many more. It highlights a range of topics such as medication management, quality-of-life issues, and sustainable health.

Contagious Diseases Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

This book provides updated information about microbes that are spread from person to person and the diseases they cause, including influenza, lice infestation, pneumonias, staphylococcal and streptococcal infections, tuberculosis, and others.

Data Analytics in Medicine, ed. , v.

This book examines practical applications of healthcare analytics for improved patient care, resource allocation, and medical performance, as well as for diagnosing, predicting, and identifying at-risk populations. It highlights a range of topics such as data security and privacy, health informatics, and predictive analytics.

Death and Dying Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Offers basic consumer health information about end-of-life perspectives and the medical management of symptoms that can occur as death approaches. It discusses palliative care and describes issues surrounding life support choices, the termination of life-sustaining treatment, and the donation process for organs and tissues. Facts about legal and economic issues at the end of life, funerals and other final arrangements, and grief are also included.

Depression Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Offers basic information about the prevalence, symptoms, and types of depressive mood disorders, including major depression, dysthymia, atypical depression, bipolar disorder, depression during and after pregnancy, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, depression with psychosis, and seasonal affective disorder.

Disease Management Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

This book provides basic consumer health information about managing serious and chronic illness, navigating the healthcare system and finding and evaluating health information, patient rights and responsibilities, assistive technologies, and tips for dealing with legal, financial, and health insurance matters.

Diseases and Illnesses Transmitted to Humans by Animals, Insects and Contaminated Food and Water, ed. , v.

This book explains the various diseases and illnesses that are spread by animals, insects, and through the contamination of food and water, along with the processes involved in identifying an outbreak of these illnesses and diseases. The book also provides tips and safety measures to protect yourself and your family, including an explanation of the epidemiology of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases caused by these pathogens.

Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Provides consumers with updated health information on the most common disorders of the ear, nose, sinuses, throat, and voice.

Eating Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

This book provides basic consumer health information about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other eating disorders and related concerns, including their adverse health effects and the methods used to prevent, diagnose, and treat them.

Emerging Infectious Diseases Sourcebook, ed. , v.

Provides information about diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Explains how the immune system works against these infections, and how climatic changes impact the outbreak and spread of infectious diseases. Includes guidance for international travelers, a glossary of related terms and a directory of additional resources.

Emerging Trends and Innovations in Privacy and Health Information Management, ed. , v.

This book provides a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of the preservation of privacy and confidential data of patients. While highlighting topics including privacy laws, ethical issues, and healthcare security, this book is ideally designed for professionals and researchers working in the fields of health, social intervention, and information management.

Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Provides information about the endocrine system and its role in the regulation of human growth, organ function, and metabolic control, along with information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of endocrine and metabolic disorders.

Ethnicity, Race, and Disease Sourcebook, ed. , v.

This book provides basic consumer health information about ethnicity and race, along with social determinants of health across life stages, behavioral health equity, genetic conditions, physical activity, healthcare fraud, insurance and mental-health services.

Eye Care Sourcebook, ed. 6, v.

Provides information about common vision and eye-related problems and how they are diagnosed and treated. It includes facts about cataracts, corneal disorders, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other disorders of the optic nerve, retinal disorders, and refractive and eye movement disorders.

Fitness and Exercise Sourcebook, ed. 6, v.

Provides updated information about the health benefits of physical activity. It discusses the guidelines for physical activity in people of all ages and diverse fitness levels, including those with disabilities, chronic diseases, or other challenges.

Genetic Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 7, v.

Provides consumer health information about disorders caused by gene and chromosome abnormalities and those with genetic and environmental components, along with facts about genetic testing and treatment research, and guidance for parents of children with special needs. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

Global Pandemics and Epidemics and How They Relate to You, ed. , v.

This special edition offers basic consumer health information about widespread disease outbreaks and their associated threats, as well as information about disease management and advice about what to do when infectious diseases spread rapidly to many people.

Handbook of Research on Health Systems and Organizations for an Aging Society, ed. , v.

This publication provides emerging research exploring the challenges and opportunities for the development and management of health systems and organizations in relation to people aged 65 and over. It features coverage on a broad range of topics such as emotional wellness, long-term care, and professional caregiving.

Immune System Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Provides updated health information about immune system function, diseases, treatments, and management of related disorders. Includes tips for coping with immune disorders, an index, a glossary of related terms, and other helpful resources.

Learning Disabilities Sourcebook, ed. 6, v.

Provides information about dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, speech and communication disorders, auditory and visual processing disorders, and other conditions that impact learning, such as ADHD, autism and other pervasive developmental disorders, hearing and visual impairment, and Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders. Includes facts about diagnosis, special education, legal protections, life-stage transitions, daily challenges, plus a glossary and other resources.

Men's Health Concerns Sourcebook, ed. 6, v.

This book discusses health issues that disproportionately affect men. It explains how men can help protect themselves and preserve their health with self-examinations, vaccinations, screening tests, and lifestyle choices.

Mental Health Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 7, v.

This book provides updated facts about mental and emotional health and associated illnesses, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, compulsive and impulsive disorders, behavioral disorders, personality disorders, and psychotic disorders.

Multiple Sclerosis Sourcebook, ed. 2, v.

Provides information about risk factors, causes, and types of multiple sclerosis and its effects on mobility, vision, bladder function, speech, swallowing, and cognition. Discusses treatments, rehabilitation therapies and guidelines for nutrition and exercise, and offers tips on choosing assistive equipment. Information about issues related to disability resources, workplace concerns, and financial planning is included, along with a glossary and directory of resources.

Osteoporosis Sourcebook, ed. 2, v.

Provides information about risk factors of osteoporosis and the life-style changes needed to offset them, discusses calcium intake and supplements and other dietary needs, hormone replacement therapies, the drugs used to treat osteoporosis, and surgical options, and suggests coping strategies for those suffering from the disease. Includes a glossary of related terms and a directory of resources.

PTSD and Coping with Trauma Sourcebook, ed. , v.

This book provides updated information about the basics of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), brain and mental health along with its risk factors, related problems, its impact on family, and the facts and myths of PTSD. The book also deals with the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD and elaborates how to live with PTSD.

Pregnancy and Birth Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Provides health information about the reproductive process, from preconception through the postpartum period, including fertility, infertility, and pregnancy prevention. Explains physical and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy, and staying healthy during pregnancy, including eating, exercising, prenatal care, and avoiding harmful substances. Discusses high risk pregnancies, answers common questions, and includes a glossary and directory of resources.

Quality Assurance in the Era of Individualized Medicine, ed. , v.

This book explores the science of individuality in the practice of health care quality and health services management. It provides a collection of innovative research on the methods and utilization of digital readouts to fashion an individualized therapy instead of a mass-population-directed strategy.

Respiratory Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Provides basic consumer health information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of respiratory disorders, along with tips for coping with chronic lung disease.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sourcebook, ed. 7, v.

Offers basic information about sexual health and the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of common sexually transmitted diseases, including chancroid, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, hepatitis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/AIDS), human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, and trichomoniasis. It discusses trends in STD rates, developments in STD vaccine research, tips on talking to doctors and sexual partners, a glossary, and resources directory.

Sleep Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

This book offers basic consumer health information about common sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, circadian rhythm disorders, and parasomnias, and other health problems that affect sleep, such as cancer, pain, and respiratory disorders.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 5, v.

Covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Identifies numerous types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 6, v.

Includes information on almost 2,000 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.