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  • Cancer Sourcebook

    Gastrointestinal / Digestive Cancer

    132 pages Topic overview

    Text in this section is excerpted from “Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment,” National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), April 2, 2015. A gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor is cancer that...

    From Cancer Sourcebook 7th ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2015. 

  • Brain Disorders Sourcebook

    Dementias

    85 pages Topic overview

    Text in this section is excerpted from “Dementia: Hope through Research,” National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), February 23, 2015. A diagnosis of dementia can be frightening for those affected...

    From Brain Disorders Sourcebook Ed. Keith Jones .  4th ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2015. 

  • Alcoholism Sourcebook

    Detoxification

    50 pages Topic overview

    Detoxification is a set of interventions aimed at managing acute intoxication and withdrawal. It denotes a clearing of toxins from the body of the patient who is acutely intoxicated and/or dependent on substances of...

    From Alcoholism Sourcebook 4th ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2015. 

  • Surgery Sourcebook

    Heart and Vascular Surgery

    44 pages Topic overview

    This section includes text excerpted from “Heart Surgery,” National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), November 8, 2013. Reviewed June 2017. Heart surgery is done to correct problems with the heart. Many heart...

    From Surgery Sourcebook Ed. Keith Jones .  4th ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2017. 

  • Stroke Sourcebook

    Other Stroke Risk Factors

    34 pages Topic overview

    Section 22.1—Inactivity, Exercise, and Stroke ................ Section 22.2—Migraine and Stroke Risk ........................ Section 22.3—Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Stroke ............ Section 22.4—Stress and Stroke...

    From Stroke Sourcebook Ed. Amy L. Sutton .  3rd ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2013. 

  • Stroke Sourcebook

    What Is Stroke?

    30 pages Topic overview

    A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces surrounding brain cells. In the same way that a person...

    From Stroke Sourcebook Ed. Amy L. Sutton .  3rd ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2013. 

  • Cancer Sourcebook

    Respiratory / Thoracic Cancer

    72 pages Topic overview

    Text in this section is excerpted from “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment,” National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), May 12, 2015. Non-small cell lung cancer is a disease in which...

    From Cancer Sourcebook 7th ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2015. 

  • Stroke Sourcebook

    Diagnosing Stroke

    39 pages Topic overview

    Section 26.1—How a Stroke Is Diagnosed ................................. Section 26.2—Overview of Lab Tests and Neurological Procedures ......... Section 26.3—Blood Tests for Stroke .......................................

    From Stroke Sourcebook Ed. Amy L. Sutton .  3rd ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2013. 

  • Surgery Sourcebook

    Gastrointestinal Surgery

    59 pages Topic overview

    Section 30.1—Appendectomy ...................................................................................... Section 30.2—Bowel Diversion Surgeries: Ileostomy, Colostomy, Ileoanal Reservoir, and Continent Ileostomy...

    From Surgery Sourcebook Ed. Amy L. Sutton .  3rd ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2013. 

  • Cancer Sourcebook

    Gynecological Cancer

    74 pages Topic overview

    Text in this section is excerpted from “Ovarian Epithelial, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer Treatment,” National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), April 2, 2015. General...

    From Cancer Sourcebook 7th ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2015. 

  • Surgery Sourcebook

    Joint, Bone, and Spine Surgery

    51 pages Topic overview

    This section includes text excerpted from “Joint Replacement Surgery: Health Information Basics for You and Your Family,” National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), August 2016. Joint...

    From Surgery Sourcebook Ed. Keith Jones .  4th ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2017. 

  • Arthritis Sourcebook

    Osteoporosis

    41 pages Topic overview

    Text in this section is excerpted from “Handout on Health: Osteoporosis,” National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), August 2014. Osteoporosis is a disease marked by reduced bone...

    From Arthritis Sourcebook 4th ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2016. 

  • Alcoholism Sourcebook

    Prevention Strategies

    34 pages Topic overview

    Text in this section is excerpted from “Alcohol Policy,” National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), May 17, 2012. A combination of Federal, State, and local laws help shape the role alcohol plays in the...

    From Alcoholism Sourcebook 4th ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2015. 

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sourcebook

    HIV/AIDS

    64 pages Topic overview

    Section 20.1—How HIV Causes AIDS ............................................................... Section 20.2—How the Immune System Reacts to HIV ............................................... Section 20.3—Questions and...

    From Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sourcebook Ed. Amy L. Sutton .  5th ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2013. 

  • Disabilities Sourcebook

    Degenerative Diseases That Cause Disabilities

    31 pages Topic overview

    Text in this section is excerpted from “Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet,” National Institute on Aging (NIA), May 2015. Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and...

    From Disabilities Sourcebook 3rd ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2016. 

  • Surgery Sourcebook

    Urological Surgery

    32 pages Topic overview

    Section 33.1—Circumcision .................................................. Section 33.2—Prostate Cancer Surgery ....................................... Section 33.3—Urinary Incontinence Surgery...

    From Surgery Sourcebook Ed. Amy L. Sutton .  3rd ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2013. 

  • Environmental Health Sourcebook

    Foodborne Illnesses

    50 pages Topic overview

    Section 37.1—Introduction to Foodborne Illnesses………434 Section 37.2—Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease)………450 Section 37.3—Campylobacter………456 Section 37.4—Escherichia Coli………460 Section...

    From Environmental Health Sourcebook Ed. Laura Larsen .  3rd ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2010. 

  • Surgery Sourcebook

    Eye Surgery

    32 pages Topic overview

    This section includes text excerpted from “Facts about Cataract,” National Eye Institute (NEI), September 2015. What Is the Lens? The lens is a clear part of the eye that helps to focus light, or an image, on the retina....

    From Surgery Sourcebook Ed. Keith Jones .  4th ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2017. 

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sourcebook

    HIV/AIDS

    55 pages Topic overview

    This section includes text excerpted from “About HIV/AIDS,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), December 6, 2015. HIV is a virus spread through certain body fluids that attacks the body's immune system,...

    From Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sourcebook 6th ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2016. 

  • Stroke Sourcebook

    Other Stroke Risk Factors

    37 pages Topic overview

    This section contains text excerpted from the following sources: Text in this section begins with excerpts from “Working up a Sweat May Help Reduce Stroke Risk,” National Institutes of Health (NIH), August 5, 2013....

    From Stroke Sourcebook 4th ed.  Health Reference Series Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2017.