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Infectious Diseases and Conditions,
Second Edition
"The work is very thorough and informative and would be of use to those recently diagnosed with cancer, their loved ones, or students in health sciences programs. " --ARBA
Pub. Date: March 2019
ISBN: 978-1-64265-049-5
Price: $395
This new three-volume set presents essays on a variety of topics in infectious, or communicable, diseases and contains over 650 essays on all aspects of infectious diseases, including pathogens and pathogenicity, transmission, the immune system, vaccines, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, drug resistance, epidemiology, history, organizations, research, and social concerns such as aging, poverty and disease, children and disease, stress, quarantine, and bioterrorism.

The essays, written for non-specialists by medical professionals, professors in science and medicine, and medical writers, will interest science and premedical students, students of epidemiology and public health, students of global and tropical medicine, public library patrons, and librarians building collections in science and medicine.
Addictions, Substance Abuse & Alcoholism,
Second Edition
"An excellent overview of the substance abuse and addiction field for general readers and students." --ARBA
With new and essential information about this evolving field, Addictions, Substance Abuse & Alcoholism is written in easy-to-understand language by medical professionals and medical writers, and is a valuable addition to any library. The content has a specific appeal to students of science, pre-med, psychology, addictive behaviors, drug abuse, epidemiology and public health, as well as to librarians building collections in science, health, and medicine, or related fields, and general readers.

This new edition offers a unique perspective on this growing and constantly changing field with nearly 500 essays on a variety of topics, including: Substances of Abuse, Treatment, Organizations Dedicated to Treatment and Prevention, Physiological Issues and Behaviors, Trends and Statistics, Social Contexts and Concerns such as Advertising, Media Influence, Aging, Ethnicity, and Children and Substance Abuse.
Pub. Date: December 2018
ISBN: 978-1-68217-944-4
Price: $275
It pays special attention to the growing opioid issue in American society, with many new and updated articles that address both legal prescription drugs such as fentanyl, codeine and morphine and illegal drugs such as heroin and opium. Additional articles discuss the social aspects of opioid abuse, including over-prescribing pain medication, the growing number of opioid related overdoses, warning signs of opioid abuse and the steps individuals and families can take to rehabilitation and recovery.

Essays are arranged in alphabetical order, and vary in length from one to five pages. Substance abuse essays discuss Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Screening and Diagnosis, Treatment and Therapy, and Prevention. Other categories of essays include diagnosis, physiology, prevention, psychological issues, social issues, treatment, and behavioral addictions. Several helpful appendixes and indexes complete the text.
Women's Health
Pub. Date: April 2019
ISBN: 978-1-64295-046-4
Price: $275
It covers a wide range of issues, including diseases that affect only women, diseases typically considered to be "women's" diseases, and health-related issues important to women of specific ages. 

These volumes provide in-depth articles on 200 topics in an easy-to-use A-Z format. Topics include: Breast Cancer, Fertility Issues, Eating Disorders, Menopause, and many more.

Designed for high school, undergraduate and public libraries, entries are written in clear, understandable language to provide students and researchers with accessible, updated information important to gain an understanding of the many areas of women's health.
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Coming Fall 2019
Aging, Second Edition
This new edition of Salem Health: Aging covers this broad subject in two comprehensive volumes, addressing the gap of content and scholarship that has been created in the nearly 20 years since the first edition. Arranged in alphabetical order, the 350 essays cover issues that are of primary concern to older Americans and their families, including social interaction, cultural attitudes, employment, family, finances, and physical changes.
October 2019 | ISBN: 978-1-64265-295-6 | Price: $275 | More Information
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