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A Tale of Two Sides: A Novel on Vaccines and Disease By John Phillip Ryan
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Compliant parents are what Julianna loves most about her job. Thankfully, most patients listen to her. After all, she is a nurse. Yet even the most well-intentioned parents can push back, especially... More > when it comes to vaccinating their children. Paulina and Reuben Gonzalez wrestle with the decision whether to vaccinate their new baby for hepatitis B and, eventually, fifteen other diseases. The very mention of infectious disease strikes fear into the heart of every parent, so they want to make the right choice. There are those in the medical profession who believe vaccines are so critical they should be mandatory, and others who acknowledge that vaccines have risks that must be considered. As the Gonzalez’s and dozens of other families, doctors, nurses, reporters, and politicians come together in an open, honest, and sometimes heated dialogue to explore the truths at the root of their beliefs, their lives provide a fascinating perspective on one of the most polarizing issues of our time.< Less
The ABCs of Safe & Healthy Child Care: A Handbook for Child Care Providers By Department of Health and Human Services et al.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has written this handbook to help you, the child care provider, reduce sickness, injury, and other health problems in your child care facility.... More > The information in this handbook applies to any child care provider in any setting, whether you take care of children in a center or in your own home. This handbook revises and updates the previous CDC handbook, What to Do to Stop Disease in Child Day Care Centers, which is now out of print. This handbook will help you maintain a safe and healthy child care setting, with up-to-date information, including: • How infectious diseases are spread. • What you can do to keep yourself and the children in your care healthy. • What disease and injury prevention practices you should follow. • What disease and injury prevention practices you should require parents to follow. • What the most common childhood diseases and health conditions are, how to recognize them, and what you can do when they occur.< Less
What's the Big Deal About Lyme? Understanding the Complexities of Lyme Disease in Adults and Children; a Handbook for Families By Thaiadora Katsos Dorow
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Lyme disease is the fastest spreading infectious disease. Tick-borne illnesses can be spread from the tick's saliva to the host upon attachment. The result can be severe and irreversible neurological... More > illness if not treated in time. This book is aimed to educate on the complexities of Lyme disease through the experiences of the author and her children; in a place where the reader will find hope while learning about the politics of Lyme disease, intricacies of care, and the importance of prevention.< Less
Economic Opportunities and Benefits of Implementing One World-One Health Strategies for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention By James Newcomb
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Prepared on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada. Countries that adopt integrated approaches to health promotion and disease prevention for humans, domestic animals, and wildlife may be able... More > to reap significant net economic benefits compared with traditional approaches that are more fragmented and less effective. Emerging infectious diseases in humans and animals are imposing billions of dollars of economic damages to economies around the world. Prevention and management of disease outbreaks can play a significant role in a nation’s overall economic performance. For example, even though relatively few Canadians were infected by the 2003 SARS outbreak in Canada, the disease significantly affected the country’s overall economic performance in the second quarter of that year.< Less
Economic Opportunities and Benefits of Implementing One World-One Health Strategies for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention By James Newcomb
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Prepared on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada. Countries that adopt integrated approaches to health promotion and disease prevention for humans, domestic animals, and wildlife may be able... More > to reap significant net economic benefits compared with traditional approaches that are more fragmented and less effective. Emerging infectious diseases in humans and animals are imposing billions of dollars of economic damages to economies around the world. Prevention and management of disease outbreaks can play a significant role in a nation’s overall economic performance. For example, even though relatively few Canadians were infected by the 2003 SARS outbreak in Canada, the disease significantly affected the country’s overall economic performance in the second quarter of that year.< Less
"It's All In Your Head," Patient Stories From the Front Lines - Intimate Aspects of Chronic and Neuropsychiatric Lyme Disease (Standard Edition) By PJ Langhoff
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An important education on an epidemic illness that is affecting thousands of people across the globe. Insight into the politics, government, and medical denial surrounding Lyme disease, why patients... More > are ignored, and intimate stories from patients describing life with chronic illness no one will acknowledge. Topics include history, politics, co-infections, the "herxheimer" effect, "Munchausen's", patient responsibility, prevention, pediatric and geriatric infection, diagnostic testing explained and a half dozen personal stories from Lyme sufferers. Foreword by a leading expert in Lyme disease and infectious diseases Dr. Joseph Jemsek, MD, FACP HIV/AIDS/Lyme Specialist, ID/BC.Standard Edition. Color photos. 260 pages.< Less
"It's All In Your Head," Patient Stories from the Front Lines : Intimate Aspects of Chronic and Neuropsychiatric Lyme Disease (Standard Edition) By PJ Langhoff
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An important education on an epidemic illness that is affecting thousands of people across the globe. Insight into the politics, government, and medical denial surrounding Lyme disease, why patients... More > are ignored, and intimate stories from patients describing life with chronic illness no one will acknowledge. Topics include history, politics, co-infections, the "herxheimer" effect, "Munchausen's", patient responsibility, prevention, pediatric and geriatric infection, diagnostic testing explained and a half dozen personal stories from Lyme sufferers.Foreword by a leading expert in Lyme disease and infectious diseases Dr. Joseph Jemsek, MD, FACP HIV/AIDS/Lyme Specialist, ID/BC.Standard Edition. Color photos. 260 pages.< Less
Management of Tuberculosis By Justin Denholm et al.
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This handbook, a distillation of recommendations from international TB guidelines and the accumulated clinical experience of its authors, provides practical information for clinicians involved in the... More > care of patients with tuberculosis (TB) and other mycobacterial diseases. Topics covered are: management of drug-sensitive and drug-resistant TB; latent TB infection; pregnancy and TB; HIV and TB; nontuberculous mycobacterial infections; BCG vaccination and BCG installation for bladder cancer. The emphasis is on presenting a practical approach to the many clinical issues, common and uncommon, that arise in the day-to-day management of patients with mycobacterial infections. The handbook is primarily intended for specialists and trainee specialists working in the ward and in the outpatient clinic, but it should also appeal to pharmacists and nurses involved in TB care, and to students.< Less
Sexually Transmitted Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Special Populations: A Clinical Guide By Laura Bachmann
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Though recent breakthroughs in research advance care with each day, the population of HIV-infected individuals continues to grow globally, leaving them particularly susceptible to additional STDs... More > that are complicated by their immunocompromised state. This text is the only book to provide a comprehensive and state-of-the-art review of issues relevant to STI care in the HIV-infected adult, adolescent, and transgendered populations. Written by experts in the field, HIV in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents approaches these unique needs through its review of sexual history, synergies between STIs and HIV, epidemiology, issues specific for HIV-infected individuals, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management considerations for ten common STIs, and prevention strategies. Each topic includes a case-based presentation and the most current CDC-recommended STI treatment regimens< Less
Pestilent Poetry By Karen Lewis
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Forty-four humorous rhymes about infectious diseases (from AIDS to Zits) written by a pediatric infectious disease specialist. Each poem is accompanied by a few paragraphs to educate the reader... More > about that infection. A glossary is included to explain the medical or unusual words.< Less