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Healthy Teens Body And Soul

Author : Andrea Marks
ISBN : 9781416595878
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This breakthrough book covers the head-to-toe, outside-inside health needs of today's 10- to 21-year-olds. Written by experts in adolescent medicine and parent-child relationships, this comprehensive reference gives no-nonsense, straightforward guidance on how to talk with teens in a way that will help them take charge of their own health. Andrea Marks, M.D., and Betty Rothbart, M.S.W., take a unique approach -- they focus on the interplay of physical, mental, emotional, and social issues that make these years such a challenging time. They show how physical health concerns must be considered within the context of the three main goals of adolescence: • gaining independence • clarifying sexual identity • Finding a realistic, satisfying place in society Combining authoritative information with sound advice on communicating with teens, who really do want and need their parents' help (even though at times it may seem otherwise), Healthy Teens, Body and Soul will teach parents how to open the lines of communication that will result in healthier, happier teens (and parents!).

Growing Up Healthy

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Just A Little Too Thin

Author : Michael Strober
ISBN : 9780786735723
Genre : Psychology
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At a time when 81 percent of ten-year-old girls say they are afraid of being fat, early dieting is clearly a widespread problem. However, the difference between being "just a little too thin" and having a full-blown eating disorder can be hard for even the most involved parent to distinguish. Dr. Michael Strober and Meg Schneider's Just a Little Too Thin shows parents how to approach this problem proactively. First, it helps parents determine the severity of a child's weight issues by outlining the three stages of this slippery slope and the behavioral signs associated with each. The book then gives expert guidance on talking about weight and eating in ways that help a daughter cope with the emotional issues that feed her obsession. No matter where a girl rests on the continuum of eating behaviors, Just a Little Too Thin is an invaluable aid for parents intent on keeping their children emotionally and physically healthy in a world of unprecedented pressures.

Diseases And Disorders

Author : Victoria J. Fraser, M.d.
ISBN : 0761477705
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Staying healthy requires knowledge and attention. Diseases and Disorders provides instructive details on more than 250 infectious diseases, mental disorders, and noninfectious diseases and disorders. Written with young adult readers especially in mind, each article looks at risk factors, symptoms, treatment, prevention, and other subjects that will enhance your librarys resources for promoting good health. More than 50 overview articles examine broad health care issues in articles such as Prevention, Alcohol-related disorders, Food poisoning, Cardiovascular disorders, and Injury.

Encyclopedia Of Diseases And Disorders William Campbell 2011

Author : Marshall Cavendish, Co
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The Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders provides authoritative information on a wide variety of diseases and health disorders. Although the focus in planning this collection of articles was on subjects of interest to young readers, the information provided here is valuable to users of any age. More than two hundred articles are categorized in three major areas of interest: infections, noninfectious diseases, and mental disorders. The prevalence of infections and their periodic outbreaks make headlines, especially when the news concerns new and emerging infectious diseases, but reports on the resurgence of old scourges such as tuberculosis and up-to-date information about everyday health issues are also important. Articles on noninfectious diseases cover a broad spectrum of illnesses, including heart attacks, diabetes, and kidney stones, among others. Mental illness is common worldwide, and depression, eating disorders, and anxiety are particularly common in adolescents. It is important to note that many diseases are preventable; therefore, knowledge of these diseases, how they are transmitted, and the effectiveness of prevention strategies could help reduce disease transmission in particular populations, including young people.While this encyclopedia is not a substitute for obtaining advice and treatment from a licensed medical practitioner, the knowledge about disease offered in this reference work can help promote good health. All articles were written and edited by experts in the field, including specialists in mental health, medicine, infectious disease, and microbiology. The content of these articles can be accessed and enhanced in a variety of ways because of their structured organization, crossreferencing, the simple A-Z format, and the provision of glossaries and resources for further reading. Valuable information is also conveyed through photographs, charts, graphs, and artworks with clear descriptive captions. Understanding diseases and disorders Infections are caused by bacteria, fungi, other microorganisms, viruses, and prions. From the beginning of time, infections have been a major cause of illness and death. Powerful infectious diseases that sometimes give rise to epidemics like smallpox, influenza, tuberculosis, and plague have had a major impact on large numbers of people in the world for centuries. The types of infections that affect humans include common bacterial diseases, such as pneumonia, as well as viral disorders, such as chicken pox. Noninfectious diseases include all the medical and surgical conditions that are not mental disorders or infections. This is a broad category that includes muscular and skeletal conditions, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, kidney diseases, lung diseases, and diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Mental disorders are conditions that affect thinking, behavior, personality, judgment, and brain function. Examples of mental disorders include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. Mental disorders are often underdiagnosed and may not be publicly disclosed because of fear of the stigma associated with mental illness or because of a lack of knowledge about its causes, diagnostic methods of detection, or available therapies and treatments. Some diseases that run in families are categorized as genetic diseases; these include depression, diabetes, and some cancers. In some cases, risk factors and the causes of these diseases are known. However, for many diseases, the exact causes are still unknown. Bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms cause infections by penetrating into human or animal organs, tissues, and cells and then replicating to cause disease. Microorganisms can cause disease by damaging and killing human cells, producing toxins, and creating an inflammatory response. Some microorganisms are harmless in normal healthy individuals, but many microorganisms can cause disease if they penetrate the body’s normal host defenses and immune system. Certain organisms that are less virulent and do not normally cause disease are capable of causing opportunistic infections in individuals who have weakened immune systems. One of the unique characteristics of infectious diseases is the variety of mechanisms by which these diseases are transmitted or acquired. Some infectious diseases are considered communicable diseases and can be transmitted person to person through direct contact with infected persons or a contaminated environment, large droplets that are shed in close proximity when infected people cough or sneeze, and airborne transmission, especially in contained environments with limited air circulation. There are also a number of infectious diseases that are transmitted through exchange of body fluids or as sexually transmitted diseases. Some are transmitted as blood-borne pathogens through transfusions or they are spread when people share contaminated needles or when they have unprotected intercourse with infected persons. Still other infections occur through fecaloral contamination, when food or water become contaminated with bacteria or viruses, or both, causing vomiting and diarrhea. Infections such as rabies can be acquired from animals; this is called zoonotic transmission. Prevention and treatment Prevention of some mental illnesses is possible with early diagnosis and treatment of mild disorders or underlying conditions. Recognition of risk factors and preexisting conditions can also allow for support, education, counseling, and therapy to prevent complications. Many noninfectious diseases can be prevented with regular exercise, good nutrition, avoidance of alcohol and substance abuse, avoidance of smoking, and in some cases, use of medications. For example, aspirin can reduce the incidence of heart attacks and weight loss can reduce the risk of developing diabetes. Many communicable diseases can be prevented with good infection control measures. Proper sanitation and reducing contamination of the food and water supply are essential elements to prevent infections and promote good health. Primary measures to limit infections transmitted by direct contact include hand washing or use of alcohol preparations to disinfect hands. Acquisition of many cold viruses and respiratory illnesses can be reduced with frequent hand washing. Infections spread by droplet and through airborne transmission can be contained with isolation measures to limit the spread of these illnesses. Vaccinations to prevent infections have been developed for many common childhood diseases including measles, mumps, rubella, and chicken pox. Broad implementation of vaccinations against hepatitis A and B has reduced the incidence and prevalence of these infections. Smallpox has been virtually eliminated because of worldwide vaccination campaigns. Other diseases such as polio and tetanus have been reduced thanks to the use of effective vaccination programs. Vaccines against other pathogens continue to emerge from medical laboratories. Not all diseases require treatment. Many diseases resolve without specific treatment, particularly in healthy people. Serious diseases need to be treated with appropriate medical and or surgical therapy. For several mental illnesses, therapy and counseling are used along with medications. Medications are used to treat mental conditions, noninfectious diseases, and infections to restore normal function and to facilitate healing. Medications, physical therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral therapy, and surgery can all be used to control symptoms, improve function, and reduce the burden of diseases. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics, which interfere with bacterial replication or kill the bacteria. Advances have occurred in antiviral therapies and drug regimens to treat viruses such as HIV/AIDS, herpes, hepatitis B and C, and influenza. Treatments for mental illness, noninfectious diseases, and infections have improved outcomes for patients throughout the world. This encyclopedia covers a broad range of diseases and disorders. Despite significant increases in scientific and medical knowledge, medical disorders remain a significant cause of illness and death throughout the world. Providing information about health and disease is vital for students and the general public in order to increase knowledge of conditions likely to affect them, their friends, and their families. Increased awareness of disease may foster healthier behaviors and risk reduction strategies. An understanding of disease can also promote earlier diagnosis and treatment, resulting in improved health outcomes. It is also hoped that use of these articles will inspire readers to study science, medicine, and public health and even to seek careers in health-related professions. Victoria Fraser,MD J.William Campbell Professor of Medicine Co-Director Infectious Diseases Division Washington University School of Medicine Saint Louis, Missouri Additional related information on these health topics is available in the online Diseases and Disorders database at www.marshallcavendishdigital.com. FOREWORD

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Body Soul

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121666312
Genre : New Age movement
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Buyer S Guide

Author : William White
ISBN : UVA:X006112263
Genre : Library science
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Like It Is

Author : E. James Lieberman, M.D.
ISBN : 9781476602578
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Before the age of 20, more than half of teenagers have sex, and one out of four contracts a sexually transmitted disease. One million adolescent women become pregnant each year, and 80 percent of these pregnancies are unintended. This book provides comprehensive, straightforward information about sex, relationships, and birth control in reader-friendly terms, emphasizing informed consent and mutual respect. A tool for young adults coming to terms with their sexuality, this book is appropriate for teens to read on their own and will serve teachers, parents and health educators who work with young adults. It includes a curriculum guide that provides questions for discussion and background history on various topics, plus an appendix of resources for additional information on sexuality, birth control, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and related topics—with addresses and Internet sites (when available).

A Guy S Guide To Life

Author : Jason Boyett
ISBN : 9781418534554
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A Guy's Guide to Life: How to Become a Man in 224 Pages or Less is a teenage guy’s handbook to becoming a man with a healthy mind, body, and soul. What does society want of teen guys? To be independent, tough, and macho? To be a sensitive, caring metrosexual? To excel in school and sports and business? The challenges are many, and we haven't even mentioned the most important-and most frightening-topic of conversation: girls. The road to manhood is a perilous one. Guys need a guidebook, one that asks and answers the questions they're reluctant to discuss. They need a book that addresses the myths of manhood with a straightforward approach teenage guys will appreciate and absorb. Author Jason Boyett understands what many fail to realize—that somewhere between the awkwardness and braggadocio, the goofiness and the developing body, there is a real person struggling to make his mark on the world.

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