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Cancer 835 essays on all aspects of cancer for all nonspecialist interest groups - from those who have been diagnosed to caregivers, family members, students, and readers with a general interest in health. The essays address diseases, conditions, symptoms, cancer-related syndromes, chemotherapy and other drugs and drug classes, cancer centers, genetics, the biology of cancer, medical specialties, tests, procedures, complementary and alternative therapies, lifestyles, healthy and preventive strategies, and the many social and personal issues surrounding cancer, from cancer's impact on minority populations to personal finances, insurance, personal relationships, and emotional coping. Written by physicians, nurses, and professional medical writers whose credentials and degrees are clearly listed in the byline to every essay, this comprehensive reference publication will be of interest not only to public library patrons but also to premedical students and those building collections for the patient population.

Complementary & Alternative Medicine Contains 783 alphabetically arranged essays on a variety of topics, including acupuncture, aromatherapy, crystal healing, detoxification, herbal medicine, magnet therapy, probiotics, Qigong, traditional Chinese herbal medicine, vegan diets, and vitamins and minerals. The history of both complementary and alternative medicine is included, as are key figures, such as Deepak Chopra. Other essays discuss important issues such as alternative versus traditional medicine, children's health and CAM, insurance coverage of CAM, pain management, and spirituality and CAM.

Genetics & Inherited Conditions 459 essays on diseases, biology, techniques, methodologies, genetic engineering, biotechnology, ethics, and social issues. Print available Brockton Campus REF RB155.5 .G4616 2010 V.1-3

Health and Wellness Resource Center Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos, and hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection reference titles.

Magill's Medical Guide 6th ed. Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders. Print available Brockton Campus REF RC41 .M34 2011 V.1-6

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