The Encyclopedia of Adoption

Author: Christine A. Adamec,Laurie C. Miller

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816075042

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 394

View: 2387

Includes information on the Adoption and Safe Families Act, a federal law created to encourage the adoption of foster children. This encyclopedia also includes information on other adoption issues such as laws concerning adoptions by gays and lesbians, tax issues, school and adopted children, birthfather rights, transracial adoptions, and more.

The Encyclopedia of Diabetes

Author: William A. Petit,Christine Adamec

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: 9780816079483

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 436

View: 5652

Praise for the previous edition: "...an outstanding example of what can happen when a highly knowledgeable medical specialist is teamed with a talented medical writer—informative, accurate information is presented in a clear, intelligible style...This book admirably succeeds in its goals."—American Reference Books Annual "...an excellent overview of this disease...good explanations of medical terminology...Recommended for public, undergraduate, or community college libraries."—Choice Diabetes is not yet fully understood. Its main forms, Type 1 and Type 2, follow different courses of progression and require different types of treatments. The occurrence of Type 2 diabetes—linked to obesity and inactivity—is on the rise. More than 23 million children and adults suffer from diabetes, and approximately 1.6 million new cases are diagnosed in adults each year in the United States, according to the American Diabetes Association. The Encyclopedia of Diabetes, Second Edition is a complete guide to the different types of this disease, signs and symptoms, and management and treatment. The 246 entries explain the causes of diabetes, how the disease affects the body, and how it impacts daily life. Appendixes include directories of organizations, periodicals, research centers, and Web sites. Key topics include: Carbohydrate and carbohydrate counting Complications of diabetes Diabetic eye diseases Diabetic nephropathy Diabetic neuropathy Emergency issues Gestational diabetes Insulin and insulin pumps Lifestyle adaptations Medications.

The Encyclopedia of Mental Health

Author: Ada P. Kahn,Jan Fawcett

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438120966

Category: Mental health

Page: 520

View: 4769

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, mental health disorders led to more than 40 million doctor visits and 2 million emergency room visits in 2002. This guide sorts through a maze of professional jargon to provide incisive definitions of theories, syndromes, symptoms, treatments, and contemporary issues.

The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse

Author: Esther Gwinnell,Christine A. Adamec

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816063307

Category: Medical

Page: 380

View: 3771

Provides comprehensive information on substance abuse terms and phrases, and includes a table of controlled substances and the medications used to treat their abuse.

The Encyclopedia of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

Author: Mark S. Gold,Christine A. Adamec

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: 9780816077090

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 359

View: 3721

Alcoholism afflicts individuals of all social groups and age levels, although young adults have the greatest risk for addiction to alcohol. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 51 percent of Americans—more than 125 million people over 12 years of age—reported being current drinkers in 2007. That same year, an estimated 1.3 million people received treatment for the use of alcohol, and another 1.4 million received treatment for using both alcohol and illegal drugs, while roughly 19.3 million others who needed treatment did not receive it. The Encyclopedia of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse examines the history of alcohol and alcoholism, providing detailed information about alcohol abuse and dependence. It explains the process by which alcohol dependence emerges, contributing factors, how to recognize alcohol dependence, what treatments are available, and the health impact if it is left untreated. Topics covered include the environmental and genetic factors for alcoholism, psychiatric illnesses associated with it, and the various social issues connected to alcohol use, ranging from lost work days to domestic violence. Appendixes include directories of national agencies and organizations, state agencies and organizations, child protective service agencies, mental health agencies, and statistics on alcohol use and abuse. Topics include: Adolescents and drinking Alcohol and the elderly Alcohol-related child neglect and abuse Alcohol-use disorders Driving while intoxicated Effects of alcohol and alcohol use in men and women Emergency treatment Families and alcohol Pregnancy and alcohol Psychiatric disorders Smoking and alcohol Underage drinking.

Encyclopedia of Allergies

Author: Myron A. Lipkowitz,Tova Navarra

Publisher: Checkmark Books

ISBN: 9780816044054

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 340

View: 2752

Provides information on symptoms, treatments, therapies, inherited allergies, environmental allergies, asthma, food allergies, RAST testing, and research scientists.

Handbook of Adoption

Implications for Researchers, Practitioners, and Families

Author: Rafael A. Javier

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412927501

Category: Social Science

Page: 563

View: 5431

Although most mental health and behavioral health professionals have encountered adoption triad members—birth parents, adoptive parents, and adopted persons—in their clinical practice, the vast majority have had no formal or informal training on adoption issues. The Handbook of Adoption is the first text designed for mental health practitioners to specifically address the many dimensions of adoption-related issues which can and do affect adoption triad members, specifically in the United States.

Guide to Reference in Medicine and Health

Author: Christa Modschiedler,Denise Beaubien Bennett

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838912214

Category: Computers

Page: 488

View: 1079

Drawn from the extensive database of Guide to Reference, this up-to-date resource provides an annotated list of print and electronic biomedical and health-related reference sources, including internet resources and digital image collections. Readers will find relevant research, clinical, and consumer health information resources in such areas as Medicine Psychiatry Bioethics Consumer health and health care Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences Dentistry Public health Medical jurisprudence International and global health Guide to Reference entries are selected and annotated by an editorial team of top reference librarians and are used internationally as a go-to source for identifying information as well as training reference professionals. Library staff answering health queries as well as library users undertaking research on their own will find this an invaluable resource.

The Kurds: An Encyclopedia of Life, Culture, and Society

Author: Sebastian Maisel

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440842574

Category: History

Page: 427

View: 8933

This indispensable resource for Western readers about the Kurds—an ancient indigenous group that exemplifies diversity in the Middle East—examines their history, politics, economics, and social structure. • Supplies a thorough examination of the Kurds, a people that are of great interest and relevance to the general public because of their successful campaign against the Islamic State • Offers a local, regional, and global perspective on important current Middle Eastern issues through the context of the Kurdish people • Underscores how the Kurds stand for diversity and pluralism in an otherwise homogeneous Middle East • Enables readers to develop a much better understanding of U.S. involvement in the Middle East • Includes entries written by a team of international contributors, including many Kurdish scholars

Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America

Author: Michael Johnson

Publisher: Compendium Books

ISBN: 9781905573745

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 320

View: 2928

This is a superb work of reference on the Native American peoples, from the Canadian Arctic to the Rio Grande, offering the essential basic information on the identity, kinships, locations, populations and cultural characteristics of some 400 separately identifiable peoples, both living and extinct.

Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior

Author: Yan, Zheng

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 146660316X

Category: Computers

Page: 1632

View: 4483

"This book offers a complete look into the field of cyber behavior, surveying case studies, research, frameworks, techniques, technologies, and future developments relating to the way people interact and behave online"--Provided by publisher.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 2856

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.

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000

Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

View: 8717


Mummies around the World: An Encyclopedia of Mummies in History, Religion, and Popular Culture

An Encyclopedia of Mummies in History, Religion, and Popular Culture

Author: Matt Cardin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610694201

Category: History

Page: 470

View: 4573

Perfect for school and public libraries, this is the only reference book to combine pop culture with science to uncover the mystery behind mummies and the mummification phenomena. • Includes photographs, reproductions of ancient art, images from films and television, and a bibliography to encourage further research • Features profiles of famous archaeologists and key figures who have been instrumental in bringing the mummy to modern consciousness • Contains various timelines tracing the exploration of the Egyptian tombs, the birth of modern genetic and radiologic methods of study, the evolution of mummies in film and literature, and the history of mummies around the world • Highlights key facts and interesting trivia related to mummies in helpful sidebars • Offers an extensive bibliography to encourage further reading

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Non-fiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television and Other Fields

Author: Gale Research Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787667153

Category: Authors, American

Page: N.A

View: 2289