Human Diseases and Conditions

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.

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.

Diseases Spread by Insects or Ticks

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01/29/2018

Mary E. Miller

Vector borne diseases transmitted through ticks and mosquitos cause seri ous loss of life and signi cantly impact human populations worldwide. Each of these diseases is caused by a distinct pathogen, and symptoms vary depending on the type and severity of infection. The spread of these diseases occur through the blood meals of tick or mosquitos, where the pathogen gains access to the human body, usually triggering an immune response that contributes to disease progression.

Hereditary Blindness and Deafness: The Race for Sight and Sound

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08/08/2017

Todd T. Eckdahl

This book presents examples of hereditary blindness and deafness that illustrate the large variety of genetic diseases that affect vision and hearing. It describes seven hereditary eye diseases, three genetic syndromes that cause deafness, and four types of nonsyndromic deafness. The author explains the diagnosis of hereditary blindness and deafness in children and adults and describes the patterns of inheritance of blindness and deafness, illustrating each with family scenarios.

Down Syndrome: One Smart Cookie

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11/27/2017

Todd T. Eckdahl

This book presents Down syndrome, which is the most common chromosomal disorder in humans, occurring at a rate of about 1 in 700 births. It describes the characteristic physical features caused by Down syndrome and the myriad of symptoms and health complications it brings, including heart defects, congenital vision and hearing loss, abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system, digestive problems, epilepsy, leukemia, an increased risk of infectious disease, dementia, and intellectual disability.

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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Caused by HIV

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08/29/2017

Mary E. Miller

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS, is a disease of the immune system that is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). AIDS has caused significant loss of life with considerable social and ecoconsequences worldwide. HIV must infect a host cell in order to replicate, and once infected, the host cell is unable to function properly.

Breast Cancer: Medical Treatment, Side Effects, and Complementary Therapies

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08/07/2017

K.V. Ramani, Hemalatha Ramani, B.S. Ajaikumar, and Riri G. Trivedi

A cancer prognosis has the tendency to knock patients and their family off their feet. Nothing can prepare people for the big “C” and it often feels like they are losing control over their own life, where nothing will be the same again.

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Infectious Human Diseases: Bacteria and Viruses

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05/02/2017

Mary E. Miller

Infectious diseases caused by bacteria and viruses exist in many forms and significantly affect human health. The sources of infectious diseases are vast, but in most cases arise from infectious microorganism such as bacteria or viruses that are able to establish growth or replication in humans, harming specific systems of the human body. This book introduces the reader to the basic differences between bacteria and viruses, particularly focusing on structures that contribute to the infectious properties of the microorganism.

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