Human Diseases and Conditions

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.

Huntington’s Disease: The Singer Must Dance

Hunington's
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04/08/2017

Todd T. Eckdahl

This book describes Huntington’s disease (HD), a rare neurodegenerative genetic disorder that causes a triad of motor, cognitive, and psychiatric/behavioral symptoms and affects about 6 in 100,000 people worldwide. Although the age of onset of HD symptoms is usually 30 to 50 years, a rare juvenileonset form of HD also occurs. The autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance followed by HD is illustrated in the book with pedigree scenarios.

Auto-Immunity Attacks the Body: Autoimmune Disease

Auto-Immunity Attacks the Body: Autoimmune Disease
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03/07/2017

Mary E. Miller

The human body is protected in critical ways as our immune system provides protection from a broad spectrum of infections and injuries. Unfortunately, in some individuals, their immune system targets components of their own bodies, causing autoimmune disease. Many different types of autoimmune diseases exist, each presenting unique symptoms depending on the body system that is damaged. It is not clear what triggers the progression from normal immune reactivity to autoimmune disease, though both environmental and genetic factors are thought to contribute.

Sickle Cell Disease: The Evil Spirit of Misshapen Hemoglobin

Sickle Cell Disease
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01/14/2017

Todd T. Eckdahl

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common genetic blood disorder in the world. Millions of people in the world have SCD and about 300,000 babies are born with it each year. Readers will learn about the major symptoms of SCD, including chronic anemia, delayed growth, spleen dysfunction, opportunistic infections, vision loss, leg ulcers, stroke, and heart problems. The book explains how the primary cause of SCD is a gene mutation that causes hemoglobin to polymerize in red blood cells, making them adopt an abnormal sickle shape.

Nerve Disease ALS and Gradual Loss of Muscle Function: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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10/21/2016

Mary E. Miller

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, is a common form of motor neuron disease that involves a loss of function in upper and lower motor neurons. ALS causes a progressive loss of muscle function that frequently initiates in the limbs, called limb-onset ALS, or initiates in facial muscles, called bulbar-onset ALS. This book describes the current understanding of ALS symptoms, diagnosis, causes, and treatments. Initial symptoms vary in type of muscle dysfunction, intensity of symptoms, and speed of disease progression.

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Gradual Loss of Mental Capacity from Alzheimer’s

Gradual Loss of Mental Capacity from Alzheimer’s
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09/16/2016

Mary E. Miller

Most people have heard of senility, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but how different are these conditions? Whenever memories begin to fail later in life, Alzheimer’s is a concern. Some people worry because their parents are not remembering a birthday, or a trip to the store. We all have our moments, right? But the idea of having Alzheimer’s disease, and the reaction to this possibility, is usually one of fear and some confusion.

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Hemophilia: The Royal Disease

Hemophilia: The Royal Disease
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10/16/2016

Todd T. Eckdahl

Hemophilia is a genetic disease that impairs the normal process of blood clotting and results in uncontrolled external and internal bleeding. The reader of this book will learn how a diagnosis of hemophilia is made by blood clot¬ting tests and measurements of clotting factor levels in blood.

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Genetic Diseases or Conditions: Cystic Fibrosis, The Salty Kiss

Genetic Diseases or Conditions
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07/14/2016

Todd T. Eckdahl

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common genetic diseases, affecting about 70,000 people throughout the world, with over 1,000 new cases diagnosed each year. This book describes the symptoms of CF including lung disease, digestive problems, pancreatic insufficiency, liver disease, intestinal obstruction, and infertility. It explains how CF is caused by mutations in the CFTR gene encoding a protein ion channel that maintains the balance of salt and water in the lungs and other organs.

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