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Principles of Health: Prescription Drug Abuse
Principles of Health: Prescription Drug Abuse is an important and timely volume that addresses a serious public health issue in the United States. Prescription drug abuse takes many forms, from taking a friend's painkillers for your backache to misusing pills to lose weight or get high.

While most people take prescription medications responsibly, an estimated 20 million have misused prescription medications in the past year. The three classes of medications most commonly misused are opioids (usually prescribed to treat pain); central nervous system depressants (used to treat anxiety and sleeplessness); and stimulants (most often prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy).
Pub. Date: February 2021
ISBN: 978-1-64265-925-2
Price: $165
Although misuse of prescription drugs affects many Americans, certain populations, including youth and older adults, may be at particular risk. This volume, with about 150 essays, will cover all aspects of this issue, specifically:

  • Signs of prescription drug abuse
  • Effects of prescription drug abuse
  • Reasons for prescription drug abuse
  • Difference between abuse and addiction
  • Dangers of prescription drugs
  • Types of prescription drugs
  • Prevalence of prescription drug abuse
  • Risk factors for abusing prescription drugs

Each essay includes multiple subheads including an opening Summary and Further Reading. The volume ends with a Glossary, Bibliography, and Subject Index.
Principles of Health: Nursing
Pub. Date: January 2021
ISBN: 978-1-64265-768-5
Price: $165
Nursing is the largest U.S. healthcare profession with nearly 4 million registered nurses (RNs) nationwide, and the nursing field is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. 

Principles of Health: Nursing explores this vitally important profession from several angles, including:

  • The history of nursing, with profiles of well-known and influential persons in the field, like Florence Nightingale, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Clara Barton, as well as of professional organizations.
  • Various nursing disciplines, including pediatrics, home care, anesthesiology, and end-of-life care, critical care, cardiology, among others.
  • Specific nursing settings, such as emergency rooms, intensive care units, neonatal units, assisted living facilities, hospice, and more.

Essays are comprehensive and accessible to high school students, undergraduates, and general readers interested in the profession of nursing. Each essay includes multiple subheads including an opening summary and Further Reading. The volume ends with a Glossary, Bibliography, and Subject Index.
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Principles of Health: Anxiety & Stress
Anxiety disorders comprise the most common mental illness diagnoses in America. Everyone experiences stress at some point in their life. Principles of Health: Anxiety & Stress provides both information about these conditions as well as support mechanisms and coping skills necessary to deal with them. Written in clear, accessible language, this volume is indispensable to anyone managing their own issues, their support network, and those interested in learning more about the mental health field. 

Topics include:
  • Types of anxiety disorders
  • Coping strategies
  • Prevalence in the adolescent population
  • Mind-body connection
  • Steps for stress reduction

Essays are comprehensive and accessible to high school and undergraduate students and general readers interested in the study, mechanics, and treatment of anxiety and stress. Each essay includes Principle Terms, multiple subheads including an opening Summary, and Further Reading. The volume ends with a Glossary, Bibliography, and Subject Index.
Pub. Date: August 2020
ISBN: 978-1-64265-699-2
Price: $165
Principles of Health: Diabetes
Pub. Date: July 2020
ISBN: 978-1-64265-697-8
Price: $165
This volume offers up-to-date information on research, prevention, and treatment of the various types of diabetes. Written in clear, accessible language for not only those living with diabetes, but caregivers, and medical professionals as well, this work will prove invaluable to the more than 1.5 million people who are diagnosed with diabetes each year. Whether a patient, family, friend or caregiver you will find information to support you as you deal with this condition.

Coverage includes:
  • Mechanisms and Symptoms
  • Prevalence within demographic groups
  • Complications and co-morbidities
  • Risk factors and prevention methods
  • Natural and pharmacological treatments
  • Current and future research

Public library patrons, high school students, and undergraduates will find this volume accessible and comprehensive, with more than 100 entries written by experts in the field, each with Principle Terms, an Introductory Summary, and Further Reading. A Glossary, Bibliography and Subject Index enhance the work.
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Principles of Health: Obesity
This single volume draws on the growing field of obesity research; including causes, related conditions, preventions and treatment.
 
All of the 100+ essays contain the most current scientific and medical understanding of obesity:

  • Causes of obesity, both genetic and lifestyle
  • Obesity and pregnancy
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Nutrition and diet
  • Weight loss strategies
 
Essays are comprehensive and accessible to high school and undergraduate students and general readers interested in the study, mechanics, and treatment of obesity. Each essay includes Principle Terms, multiple subheads including an opening Summary and Further Reading. The volume ends with a Glossary, Bibliography, and Subject Index. 
Pub. Date: May 2020
ISBN: 978-1-64265-385-4
Price: $165
Principles of Health: Pain Management
Pub. Date: February 2020
ISBN: 978-1-64265-387-8
Price: $165
The content of this single volume work discuss pain as both a symptom and a primary disease, and includes a broad range of topics, including:

  • Physical vs. Emotional Pain
  • Treatment Plans
  • Pain Medications
  • Childhood Pain
  • Geriatric Pain
 
Essays are comprehensive and accessible to high school and undergraduate students and general readers interested in the study, mechanics, and treatment of pain management - a must-have resource for students and researchers building a foundation in pain management.
 
Each essay includes Principle Terms, multiple subheads including an opening Summary, and Further Reading. The volume ends with a Glossary, Bibliography, and Subject Index. 
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