Consumer Health USA, Volume 2

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Alan M. Rees
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 608 pages

The second volume of this highly regarded reference source features the full text of nearly 150 of the most recent articles available from the National Cancer Institute, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute on Aging, and other authoritative agencies. New chapters on stroke and musculoskeletal and connective tissue diseases have been added. Also, articles from 17 nonprofit organizations including the Leukemia Society of America, the National Parkinson's Foundation, and the Alzheimer's Association are included for the first time.

 

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Contents

GENERAL INFORMATION
263
LIVER AND GALLBLADDER DISORDERS
265
CHILDHOOD LIVER CANCER
267
CHRONIC HEPATITIS
269
MANY CAUSES
271
FACTS ON LIVER TRANSPLANTATION
274
FATTY LIVER
277
A NATIONAL HEALTH PROBLEM
278

ALLERGIC DISEASES
32
FOOD ALLERGY AND INTOLERANCES
38
BLOOD DISEASES AND DISORDERS
44
QUESTIONS ANSWERS
47
CHILDHOOD ACUTE LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA
53
CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA
55
HODGKINS DISEASE AND THE NONHODGKINS LYMPHOMAS
58
MULTIPLE MYELOMA MM
69
WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LEUKEMIA
78
CANCER GENERAL
82
A GUIDE TO SELFHELP DURING TREATMENT
94
Information from PDQ for Patients THYROID CANCER
106
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANCERS OF THE BONE
109
CONTRACEPTION AND REPRODUCTION
115
FACTS ABOUT ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES
119
DENTAL CARE AND ORAL HEALTH
125
TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS
127
DIABETES AND OTHER ENDOCRINE DISORDERS
130
THE NERVE DAMAGE OF DIABETES
132
HYPOGLYCEMIA
138
INSULINDEPENDENT DIABETES
140
KIDNEY DISEASE OF DIABETES
150
EARS NOSE AND THROAT ENT DISORDERS
153
DOCTOR WHAT CAUSES THE NOISE IN MY EARS? TEN COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT TINNITUS
154
EARS ALTITUDE AND AIRPLANE TRAVEL
155
PREVENTION TREATMENT TIPS
157
MENIERES DISEASE
158
MIDDLE EAR FLUID IN YOUNG CHILDREN
159
NOT FUNNY NOT HOPELESS
163
EYE DISEASES AND DISORDERS
165
DIABETIC RETINOPATHY
167
INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE AT RISK
169
GUARDING AGAINST GLAUCOMA
171
EYE SURGERY HELPS SOME SEE BETTER
173
GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM DISORDERS
177
CONSTIPATION
179
GASTRIC CANCER
184
HIATAL HERNIA AND HEARTBURN
186
HEMORRHOIDS
188
PANCREATIC CANCER
190
STOMACH AND DUODENAL ULCERS
192
SURPRISE CAUSE OF GASTRITIS REVOLUTIONIZES ULCER TREATMENT
197
GENETIC DISORDERS
200
GENITOURINARY SYSTEM DISORDERS
205
IMPOTENCE
209
PROGRESS AGAINST DISABLING BLADDER CONDITION
212
KIDNEY STONES IN ADULTS
214
PEYRONIES DISEASE
218
PROSTATE PROBLEMS
220
TESTICULAR CANCER
222
UNDERSTANDING INCONTINENCE
224
HEART DISEASE AND BLOOD VESSEL
227
FACTS ABOUT ANGINA
229
FACTS ABOUT ARRHYTHMIASRHYTHM DISORDERS
231
FACTS ABOUT HEART FAILURE
234
IS IT HEART FAILURE?
238
RECOVERING FROM HEART PROBLEMS THROUGH CARDIAC REHABILITATION
244
INFECTIOUS DISEASES
248
DIPHTHERIA TETANUS AND PERTUSSIS VACCINE DTP
250
FIRST VACCINE FOR CHICKENPOX
252
HOW TO AVOID THE FLU
255
MEASLES MUMPS AND RUBELLA VACCINE MMR
256
POLIO VACCINE
258
THE RISE OF ANTIBIOTICRESISTANT INFECTIONS
259
TETANUS AND DIPHTHERIA VACCINE Td
262
LIVER FUNCTION TESTS
280
LUNG AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DISORDERS
282
ITS WORTH A SHOT
288
SARCOIDOSIS
289
SLEEP APNEA
294
MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH
297
ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
303
BIPOLAR DISORDER
316
WHAT EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW
318
EATING DISORDERS
324
GETTING TREATMENT FOR PANIC DISORDER
328
MEDICATIONS
331
OBSESSIVECOMPULSIVE DISORDER
340
PARANOIA
344
MUSCULOSKELETAL AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS
347
COPING WITH ARTHRITIS IN ITS MANY FORMS
349
CORRECTING THE CURVED SPINE OF SCOLIOSIS
353
GETTING TO KNOW GOUT
355
WHAT IS LUPUS?
357
A WOMANS GUIDE
359
UNDERSTANDING ACUTE LOW BACK PROBLEMS
361
NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS
365
BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD TUMORS
371
CEREBRAL PALSY
381
FEBRILE SEIZURES
391
GUIDE TO THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF TOURETTE SYNDROME
393
GUILLAINBARRE SYNDROME
405
INSOMNIA
407
THE NATURE OF SLEEP
413
A GUIDE FOR PARKINSON PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
416
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MYASTHENIA GRAVIS
431
PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY
436
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF SLEEP WHEN TRAVELING
439
NUTRITION AND WEIGHT CONTROL
442
GASTRIC SURGERY FOR SEVERE OBESITY
443
DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS
445
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND WEIGHT CONTROL
456
UNDERSTANDING ADULT OBESITY
459
SKIN DISEASES AND DISORDERS
463
TREATING ACNE
468
STROKE
470
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION STROKE
478
REDUCING RISK RECOGNIZING SYMPTOMS
479
STROKE TREATMENT RECOVERY
480
WOMENS HEALTH CONCERNS
485
ABOUT HYSTERECTOMY
486
ENDOMETRIAL CANCER
489
SHOULD YOU TAKE IT?
491
A STATUS REPORT ON BREAST IMPLANT SAFETY
493
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT QUALITY MAMMOGRAMS
496
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR GOOD HEALTH
498
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BREAST CANCER
501
MISCELLANEOUS
513
REYES SYNDROME
516
FACTS PARENTS NEED TO KNOW
518
MEDICATIONS CONTAINING ASPIRIN ACETYLSALICYLATE AND ASPIRINLIKE PRODUCTS
523
PREVENTING CHILDHOOD POISONING
524
BECAUSE YOU NEED TO KNOW
528
A GUIDE FOR OLDER PEOPLE
530
APPENDIX A
537
APPENDIX B
538
DOCUMENT SOURCE INDEX
561
TITLE INDEX
563
SUBJECT INDEX
565
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About the author (1997)

ALAN M. REES is professor emeritus of library and information science at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and has taught at the University of Toronto, State University of New York at Albany, and Kent State University. He is a medical information specialist and author of numerous reference works, including Managing Consumer Health Information, Consumer Health Information Source Book, Personal Health Reporter, and the Encyclopedia of Health Information Sources. Professor Rees is also editor of Consumer Health USA (Volume 1, 1995 and Volume 2, 1997). He currently provides consumer health information services to several database producers and managed care organizations.

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