Diseases, Disorders, Symptoms

Age Level: 14–up  Grade Level: 9–12

These high-school-level selections cover many different diseases and disorders relevant to today’s teen. Great for both research or reports, they include the most current information and research on each disease. Personal profiles of people dealing with the disease, along with discussions of both the science and social aspects of the condition are also covered.

  • High-school-level, color books contain thorough information for reports
  • Includes current information and research on each disease
  • Includes profiles of people who have contracted the disease
  • Includes social aspects and concerns regarding the disease
  • Supports the National Science Education Standards for Personal and Community Health and Life Science
  • 6" x 9"
  • 96pp.
  • Illus. with ????
  • Contains chapter notes, a glossary, for more information, and an index
  • Fall 2014
  • Series Lexile: 0
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Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Examining Chemical Imbalances and Mood Disorders

Abigail Meisel
Depression and bipolar disorder are imbalances in brain chemistry that affect mood, perception, and behavior. If left untreated, these imbalances can lead to years of pain and even suicide. Better understanding of the causes of depression and bipolar disorder and a revolution in medications for psychiatric illness along with psychotherapy have made both conditions treatable and brought relief to millions...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-62293-060-9
Binding: Hardcover Trade
List Price: $27.94
Discount Price: $20.95

Diabetes

Diabetes

Examining Insulin and Blood Sugar

Marylou Ambrose
Diabetes can affect anyone from children to teens, and even to Olympic athletes, and famous performers. This informative book will answer your questions about diabetes: what it is and what it does to the body, how glucose and insulin work, why not every diabetic has to inject insulin, how a healthy diet and exercise can help people avoid Type 2 diabetes, and how amazing advances in treatment may someday make insulin injections a thing of the past...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-62293-065-4
Binding: Hardcover Trade
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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Examining Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating

Marylou Ambrose and Veronica Deisler
Everyone has heard of eating disorders. Readers and viewers of television, magazines, tabloids, and the Internet are kept up to date on which celebrities are too thin and which are too fat. But how much do people really understand about these psychological illnesses...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-62293-070-8
Binding: Hardcover Trade
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Influenza and Bird Flu

Influenza and Bird Flu

Examining the Flu

Evelyn B. Kelly, PhD and Claire Wilson
Every year, between 4 and 20 percent of the world population catches some form of influenza. Influenza, or the flu, is an infection caused by a viruses, much like the common cold. But unlike the common cold, the flu--whether seasonal, avian, or swine, has killed millions around the world throughout recorded history...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-62293-075-3
Binding: Hardcover Trade
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Examining STDs

Marylou Ambrose and Veronica Deisler
Nineteen million new STD infections occur each year. STDs have been around since there were humans, yet the history, causes, symptoms, treatment, and current topics surrounding these diseases are not always adequately addressed because of fear, embarrassment, and social stigma...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-62293-080-7
Binding: Hardcover Trade
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Tuberculosis and Superbugs

Tuberculosis and Superbugs

Examining TB and Bacterial Infections

Evelyn B. Kelly, PhD, Ian Wilker and Marylou Ambrose
Even though tuberculosis can be successfully treated with antibiotics, it still infects millions of people every year, causing painful, debilitating symptoms and sometimes death. The overuse of antibiotics has lead to the evolution of "superbugs," creating strains of TB and other diseases that are much more difficult to cure...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-62293-085-2
Binding: Hardcover Trade
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