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Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, biology, and issues in an easy-to-use A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders. In addition to completely new essays in this edition, all entries from the previous edition have been evaluated and updated by a panel of Medical Editors to ensure their currency and accuracy.
Hawaiian herbal medicine, as practiced by the ancient Hawaiians, is emerging as a popular alternative to traditional medical practices today. This book provides ancient remedies for such ailments as headache, sore throat, insomnia, disorders in women, general loss of energy, as well as remedies for mending broken bones and insect bites.
Through incredible high-resolution microscope images, Food Forensics shows us what we can't see on our own and test levels of lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and more in common foods and additives, from cereals, soups, and other pre-packaged meals to fast food and medicinal herbs.
From an expert in the field comes the definitive guide to managing breast cancer in the information age--a comprehensive resource for diagnosis, treatment, and peace of mind. The breast cancer cure rate is at an all-time high, and so is the information--and misinformation--available to patients and their families.
Clearly written and highly accessible for all readers, this book addresses a pressing issue in professional and high-performance sport—the use of steroids—by placing it within the historical context of the ongoing desire to achieve the pinnacle of human sport.
Call Number: RS75 .P5 Reference (1st floor-Library use only)
PDR is the premier reference on prescription drugs and is found in nearly every physician’s office, clinic, hospital, pharmacy and library. Completely updated every year, PDR provides critical, current information on the most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S. Every full, FDA-approved drug label in PDR includes: Dosages; Indications; Warnings and precautions; Side effects; Safety information such contraindications, pregnancy ratings; Interactions with other drugs, food, or alcohol; Clinical trials data.
Call Number: RC81 .M473 2003 Reference (1st floor-Library use only)
This completely revised, generously illustrated volume offers the latest in medical knowledge with a strong emphasis on self-care. From prevention to treatment, from infancy to old age, this comprehensive health guide offers reliable, easy-to-understand information in six convenient sections.
Call Number: RM316 .M555 2002 Reference (1st floor-Library use only)
This comprehensive reference guide describes more than 130 alphabetically arranged drugs of abuse, including both pharmaceutical and natural products. The book begins with a discussion of federal drug scheduling and drug categories. Individual entries for particular substances of abuse follow.
Call Number: RA445 .A443 2007 Reference (1st floor-Library use only)
It presents the latest data on health care coverage and the reasons why people do not have health insurance. It has the latest information on the growing girth of the population, in pounds and percentages.
Taking an independent standpoint, neither promoting nor disparaging complementary therapies, this second edition includes the latest information on efficacy of treatments and provides a new emphasis on patient management.
Covering the latest topics and including case studies of common sports and exercise medicine conditions, this book is an essential practical guide for general practitioners, family physicians, junior doctors, medical students, physiotherapists, and all health professionals...
Obesity is a health problem that is growing rapidly in the United States and other parts of the world. In this country, it is epidemic. About one in three Americans is obese.It may be natural for people to gain at least a little weight later in life. But that is no longer the issue.
The vast majority of microbes do not infect us at all: it is pathogens that make us ill. These include bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi, worms, and prions. Living with Germs not only looks at all of these in detail, but also at the defense mechanisms by which we come to terms with them, whether by eliminating them, stopping them from eliminating us, or simply learning to live with them.