Health

Obesity: The Venus of Willendorf

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12/18/2018

Todd T. Eckdahl

Obesity is a global health problem that has reached epidemic levels. The worldwide prevalence of adult obesity is 13 percent of adults and 7 percent of children. This book describes how obesity results from an imbalance between the intake of food energy and the expenditure of energy from physical activity and increases the risk of serious health problems including heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, and several types of cancer.

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Infectious Human Diseases of the Intestine

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11/26/2018

Mary E. Miller

Intestinal diseases are a significant health issue worldwide, with varying causative infections resulting in symptoms that range from mild or asymptomatic to death within hours. Understanding the cause of the different forms of intestinal disease is a critical aspect of proper management of these diseases that can save lives.

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Biotechnology

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11/04/2018

Ronnee Yashon and Michael R. Cummings

The topic of this book, biotechnology, is about gene manipulation. The authors will explain how genetic modification can enhance and repair DNA at the molecular level to cure genetic conditions, better plant growth, diagnose and fix major genetic disorders, and cancer, as well as learning about the human genome.

In addition, some ethical and legal cases are presented and a new tool, CRISPR, is explained. It will move biotechnology along on a brisk yet comprehensible pace.

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Diseases Caused by Dietary Problems

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10/24/2018

Mary E. Miller

The importance of meeting the dietary needs of individuals is critical for good health. This requires educating individuals so that they understand how to best obtain important nutrients and that quality food rich in these nutrients are accessible to the increasing world population.

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Muscular Dystrophy: I'm Grateful I've Proved Them Wrong

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08/30/2018

Todd T. Eckdahl

This book presents muscular dystrophy (MD) as a group of genetic diseases with a worldwide occurrence of about 1 in 3,500 births that causes muscle wasting and weakening. It describes Duchenne MD as the most common type of MD, almost exclusively affecting males at a rate of about 1 in 5,000 boys, and eight rarer types of MD that are categorized by age of onset, muscles affected, disease progression, severity of symptoms, and health complications.

Chromosomes

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07/20/2018

Ronnee Yashon and Michael R. Cummings

When you look into a microscope at a cell you will see a large circle near the center of the cell. This is the nucleus and holds the genetic material, or, chromosomes. Chromosomes are made of long strands of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and, therefore genes. Humans have 46 chromosomes, the focus of study in this book. First, the authors explore chromosomal morphology, then how they are reproduced (during cell division), and the normal and abnormal condition of chromosomes.

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Cancer

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04/22/2018

Mary E. Miller

In life-threatening forms of cancer, cells stop working correctly, grow, divide, and spread throughout the body in harmful ways. These diseases impact the lives of many people, directly for those diagnosed and indirectly for the friends and families of those diagnosed. So many distinct forms of cancer with multiple unique diagnostic tools and approaches to treatment can be overwhelming for those diagnosed and those supporting them.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: He Prefers to Play Alone

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04/13/2018

Todd T. Eckdahl

This book is an overview of autism spectrum disorder (ASD),an early childhood condition that affects 1 in 68 children in the United States, and an estimated 1 to 2 percent of children worldwide. ASD causes impaired social skills, communication problems, and repetitive behaviors. The severity of ASD symptoms varies widely, ranging from mild effects with minimal impacts on functionality to severe effects that interfere with functionality and can prevent independent living.

Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Systemic Practice

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03/28/2018

Marianne Celano

Anyone interested in a practical text that highlights the necessary steps to conduct a systemically based treatment that integrates thorough assessment and CBT interventions, will find Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Systemic Practice, a highly useful book. -- Scott Browning, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor, Department of Professional Psychology, Chestnut Hill College

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Transition to Success: The Transition to University Program

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03/28/2018

Melinda S. Harper and Christine L. Allegretti

The transition to university life challenges many first-year students who experience the normative issues of adjustment during this pivotal year. The Transition to University (T2U) program uses peer-led groups to provide support and information first-year students need in order to be academically and socially successful. This book is a manual for the T2U program that outlines weekly meetings for firrst-year students throughout their first year of university life.

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