AIDS sourcebook; basic consumer health information about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)..., 5th ed.
Written for general readers, this resource on AIDS draws together publications from government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and periodicals, including those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. It covers basic information about HIV/AIDS, stages and types, and statistics; transmission, risk factors, and prevention for specific populations, and vaccines, microbicides, and prophylaxis; testing, results, and diagnosis; treatments and therapies, side effects, complications, failure, alternative and complementary therapies, treatments in development, clinical trials, and those for children and pregnant women; common co-occurring bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral infections, AIDS-related cancer, and complications; and living with HIV, status disclosure, legal rights, public benefits, insurance, and housing options. A list of resources is included. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Sexual health information for teens; health tips about sexual development, reproduction, contraception, and sexually transmitted infections..., 3d ed.
This volume aimed at teenagers collects publications from government agencies and other organizations, such as KidsHealth, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the US Department of Health and Human Services, on sexual health. It explains puberty, body image, gender and gender identity, sexual attraction and orientation, and sexual relationships; protecting sexual health, risky behaviors, abuse and rape, online sexual predators, and virginity; specific topics for girls, including reproduction, menstruation, breast health, when to see a gynecologist, the HPV vaccine, contraceptives, and infections and diseases like endometriosis and developmental disorders; topics for boys, such as circumcision, priapism, penile and testicular cancer, testicular exams, Klinefelter syndrome, and gynecomastia; pregnancy prevention and birth control methods; and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Stress-related disorders sourcebook; basic consumer health information about stress and stress-related disorders..., 3d ed.
This resource compiles publications from government and other agencies, particularly agencies of the National Institutes of Health, on stress and stress-related disorders, beginning with effects on the body, characteristics of stress, factors that influence response, impacts during aging and childhood, and conditions exacerbated by it, like Alzheimer's disease, asthma, cancer, diabetes, headache, pain, erectile dysfunction, infertility, multiple sclerosis, obesity, pregnancy, sleep, teeth grinding, and gastrointestinal, heart, and skin problems. Subsequent sections cover effects on mental health, including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, disordered eating, substance abuse, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder; psychotherapy, medication, and complementary and alternative therapies; preventing suicide; and management strategies, including healthy sleep, humor, nutrition, coping with stressful situations, pets, and tips for children, teens, and families. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)