Health Issues Books
Afraid to Eat: children and teens in weight crisis
Call Number: RJ 506 .E18 B47 1997
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
To be fat in today's society is to fail. It's a prejudice that keeps too many youngsters striving to be thinner. This book explores this growing public health crisis among children and presents new ways for parents, teachers, and health providers to approach these complex problems. Dysfunctional eating, eating disorders, being overweight, and size prejudice are some of the topics discussed and the causes of these problems -- declining activity, fast foods, early puberty, the impact of advertising -- are examined. "Afraid to Eat" condemns diets and focuses on moderation in eating and an active, playful lifestyle.
Reference Shelf - Aging in America.
Call Number: HQ 1064 .U5 A63398 2014
Publication Date: 2014-02-01
Aging in America examines the great challenges America will face in caring for aging baby boomers. The collection begins with statistical data on the major health issues for boomers, the demographics of the population, and the availability of health care
AIDS in the Twenty-First Century : disease and globalization
Call Number: RA 643.8 .B37 2007
Publication Date: 2006-06-05
First published in 2002, AIDS in the Twenty-First Century met with widespread praise from researchers and policy makers. This edition is fully revised to take account of the latest facts and developments in the field. All statistics and evidence have been updated and their meanings reconsidered. Latest developments in vaccines, anti-retroviral treatments and microbicides are discussed along with information about the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Bioterrorism: guidelines for medical and public health management
Call Number: RC 88.9 .T47 H46 2002
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Bioterrorism: Guidelines for Medical and Public Health Management is the most credible and up-to-date new book on the recognition, diagnosis, and management of infections caused by agents used in bioterror weapons. Edited by leading experts in the field, including Donald Henderson, MD, MPH, the Director of the US Office of Public Health Preparedness, this valuable clinical resource is the only book providing guidelines and recommendations for the medical and public health community following a bioterrorist attack. These guidelines have been written by the Working Group on Civilian Biodefense, which includes the nations medical experts in academic, research, government, military, public health, and emergency management institutions and agencies. Each chapter has undergone a rigorous peer-review process and is considered the definitive publication on the medical and public health management of infections caused by bioterrorist weapons. The text addresses specific diseases and syndromes associated with a bioterrorist attack that were identified as of greatest potential threat to the civilian population, including anthrax, smallpox, plague, botulinum toxin, and tularemia. Each disease and syndrome follows the same logical and practically grounded order: History and potential as a biological weapon Epidemiology and microbiology Pathogenesis and clinical presentation Diagnosis Treatment Prevention and prophylaxis Infection control and decontamination Future research agendas This valuable resource also includes seminal articles describing the diagnosis and management of the victims and survivors of the first bioterrorist attack with anthrax in the United States. Also included is an article on the principles of quarantine and isolation, a useful discussion for the medical, public health, and policy communities. Physicians and other front-line clinicians, emergency response workers, public health officials, an
Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity in Youth: assessment, prevention, and treatment
Call Number: RJ 506 .E18 B635 2009
Publication Date: 2008-11-15
The authors demonstrate in this book how body image and eating problems present and vary across ethnic groups and in boys and girls.
More Health Issues Books
Body Piercing and Tattoos
Call Number: GN 419.25 .B63 2008
Publication Date: 2007-11-30
Piercing can be done safely / Association of Professional Piercers -- Body piercing has health risks / Dana Slagle -- Tattoos can be done safely / Alliance of Professional Tattooists -- Tattooing has health risks / Food and Drug Administration -- The threat of suicide from tongue piercing is exaggerated / James Weber -- Tongue piercing is linked to suicide disease / Brendan Quealy -- Piercings and tattoos are linked to suicides / Bruce Jancin -- Piercing is linked with risky behaviors among teens / Joan-Carles Suris et al -- Piercing and tattoos are popular among high school students / Meghan Bard -- Piercings become more popular for older adults / Randi Molofsky -- Employers are becoming more accepting of body art / Mielikki Org -- Employees may regulate body art on their employees / Louis Pechman -- Some religions embrace body modification / Austin Cline -- Some religions forbid tattoos / Awake! -- Most people love their tattoos / Kristopher Kaiyala -- Many people regret getting a tattoo / Deanna Anderson -- Tattoos mark time spent in the military / Finnbar McCallion -- The military is banning some tattoos / Patrick Boyce.
Call Number: RC 143 .F657 2004
Publication Date: 2003-04-01
Food-borne pathogens are everywhere, and sometime simple hand washing is not enough to thwart them. Contributors examine the food-borne threat of bioterrorism as well as the common disease-producers found in every kitchen.
Responding to the AIDS Epidemic
Call Number: RA 643.8 .R47 2006
Publication Date: 2006-01-06
The At Issue series includes a wide range of opinion on a single controversial issue. Each volume includes both primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives -- eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials and many others. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations to contact offer a gateway to further research.