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This guide lists resources which provide easy-to-understand information about heath-related topics.
The Encyclopedia explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to the abuse of drugs, alcohol, food and other substances as well as issues related to addictive behaviors such as gambling.
Covers the scientific, political, and social aspects of nutrition. Among the subjects included are individual nutrients and foods, anatomy and physiology, nutritional therapy for diseases and conditions, and subjects such as nutritional management of refugees, nutrition education, religious customs, and folklore.
The Encyclopedia provides information on addiction, drug use, substance abuse prevention theories and techniques, as well as on commonly used and abused drugs, including recreational, prescription, and over-the-counter medications.
The Encyclopedia discusses therapies, conditions and diseases, and herbs and plants, including descriptions of treatments, the results of studies on treatment effectiveness, and an analysis of the current level of acceptance of these non-traditional therapies among traditional scientists and doctors.
Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.
Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.
Provides coverage of numerous surgical procedures, medical tests and related topics, such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications and postoperative care. Entries for medical tests and surgical procedures include a definition, demographic information, and a description of the purpose, diagnosis/preparation, aftercare, risks, morbidity and mortality rates and alternatives.
Covers the history, politics, and ethical debate related to infectious diseases including articles on how such diseases impact trade and commerce, travel, and the future of industrialized and impoverished nations.
Provides consumer-oriented information on many health topics including AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, adult health, behavioral health, cardiology, drug and medication information, pediatric health, senior health, women’s health, and sports medicine.
The Catalog lists documents published by the federal government on many subjects, including those covering health-related topics. The Department of Health and Human Services issues many documents designed for health care consumers. Documents published in recent years are available in full-text through a direct link.
Request full-text articles, chapters/sections of books, books, and conference proceedings. Look for the green squirrel when you're in a library database to request items. Articles usually arrive within 2 business days; books and other physical items typically arrive in 5 business days.