ISBN 9781934970003,Encyclopedia of Family Health and Wellness

Encyclopedia of Family Health and Wellness


Alpha Books



Alpha Books

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9781934970003

ISBN-10 193497000X


Number of Pages 960 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

The Encyclopedia of Family Health and Wellness is the comprehensive resource set on topics of family health and wellness. With hundreds of clearly written and concise entries on diseases, health issues, human anatomy, environmental health, and more, the volumes are written to be easily accessible to middle school and high school students, as well as to adults with no medical training. Arranged alphabetically in 10 volumes, the up-to-date information covers all aspects of family health care, including entries on AIDS and STIs, alternative medicine, Alzheimer s disease, birth control and abstinence, hormones, Mad Cow Disease, and so much more. Colorful photographs, diagrams, and illustrations, with informative captions, appear throughout the books to complement the text, and websites for further reading are included as well. Ask the Doctor sections featuring questions posed by young people with answers from professionals punctuate the text and relate the entries to real-life health questions and dilemmas. Questions cover topics such as hygiene, adolescent mood swings, alcoholism, HIV/AIDS, virginity, and much more. These volumes provide an excellent foundation for understanding medical terms and diseases and are recommended for health classes at middle and high schools as well as for public libraries. Families and family resource centers will find these volumes to be extremely useful as well. This 10 volume set comes complete with two CDs: Interactive CD with content-related activities, and 2. browsable CD. - Written by an MD specializing in adolescent and pediatric medicine - 10 volumes, each with 96 pages, in a legible and easy-to-read 8-1/2 x 11 format - 2 CDs one interactive CD with fun activities to engage today s tech-savvy kids; the other a browseable text CD for easy desktop use - Over 500 easy-to-understand and straightforward entries - Over 900 full-color illustrations, diagrams, photos, charts, tables, and more - Ask the Doctor sections that punctuate the pages, with over 200 real-life questions from young people with straightforward answers - Did You Know? boxes that are scattered throughout the text, providing interesting historical background and new information to complement the more factual text - A useful section on emergency first aid - A helpful index in each volume - A glossary of important health and medical terms and concepts in each volume - A listing of informative Web sources for further reading in each volume