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The Truth About Illness and Disease
  • Authored by: Carla Weiland with Karen Weiland, M.S., R.N., C.N.P., C.D.E.; Robert N. Golden, M.D., and Fred L. Peterson, Ph.D., General Editors
  • From the Series: The Truth About
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816076359
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7635-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 240

Summary

Illness and disease may be caused by bacteria or viruses, or may be due to genetic or environmental factors. Increasingly, young Americans battle disease every day. With 66 percent of Americans overweight and 51 percent of American children overweight, diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes are more common than ever before.

The Truth About Illness and Disease is an informative new guide that examines the symptoms, causes, treatments, and issues related to illness and disease.

Entries include:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety and mood disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic disease
  • Epidemics and pandemics
  • Heart disease
  • Immunizations
  • Infections, bacterial and viral
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Treatments.

Specifications

Charts and graphs. Index. Glossary. Further reading. Web sites. Hotlines. 

About the Author(s)

Carla Weiland is an experienced educator and editor and has worked as a curriculum writer, educational trainer, and project manager of leading educational science programs.

Karen Weiland, M.S., R.N., C.N.P., C.D.E., is a nurse practitioner who works at Ohio State University, Division of Endocrinology.

Reviews and Awards

"...the text is presented in a straightforward manner and will be accessible to most teens...useful..."


School Library Journal

"...provides good coverage of this topic for the intended audience, in an easy-to-read and easy-to-comprehend format that should appeal to young adults."


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