Reference Sources for Health
- Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 2002. 5 vols. [REF 616.003 GALE]
- Offers a one-stop source for medical information concerning nearly 1,700 common medical disorders, conditions, tests, and treatments. By avoiding medical jargon and using language general readers will understand, Gale has provided a highly useful reference source.
- Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, latest ed. [REF 616.075 CURRENT]
- Provides information on more than one thousand diseases and disorders.
- Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, 2006. [REF616 MERCK
- This reference for diagnosing and treating medical and psychological disorders has been a standard for more than a century. In the present revised and updated edition, to which 300-plus medical doctors have contributed content reflecting the latest research and reports of clinical experience, 34 new chapters cover critical-care medicine, biological warfare, terrorism, SARS, and bird flu.
- Current Surgical Diagnosis and Treatment, latest ed. [REF 617 CURRENT]
- The leading surgery text for medical students, residents, and surgeons. The extensively updated volume provides coverage of both general surgery and all surgical specialties.
- Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Pediatrics, latest ed. [REF 618.92 CURRENT]
- Offers concise, clinically-oriented coverage of the ambulatory and hospital care of children, from birth through infancy and adolescence. Utilizing the popular Current Series format, this handy guide answers all the questions that come up in daily practice and provides the details necessary to make a sound diagnosis and treatment plan.
SPECIAL TYPES OF DISORDERS
- Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, 2002. 2 vols. [REF 616.04203 GALE]
- Presents nearly 400 articles describing genetic disorders, conditions, tests, and treatments, including high-profile diseases such as Alzheimer's, breast cancer, and heart disease.
- Physician's Guide to Rare Diseases, 1995. [REF 616 PHYSICIA]
- The editors define a rare disease as one affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans. Their guide to about 1,000 such diseases isn't intended as a comprehensive reference, but rather as a ready source of information on signs and symptoms for help in differential diagnosis, on availability of therapy, and on the location of patient support groups. Diseases are arranged alphabetically within 13 areas, including genetic diseases, inborn errors of metabolism, connective tissue diseases, and environmental/toxic disorders.
- Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 2001. 4 vols. [REF 615.503 GALE ENC]
- "A one-stop source for alternative medical information." It contains 750 alphabetically arranged articles covering 157 therapies, 238 diseases and conditions, and 306 herbs and other remedies. Alternative health practitioners, educators, pharmacists, and medical writers wrote these signed entries, all of which include resource lists of books, articles, and organizations.
- Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine, 2006. [REF 615.321 FOSTER]
- An illustrated compendium of information on plants and their diverse therapeutic properties and benefits brings together folklore, scientific research, and medical theory to describe hundreds of plants, their origins and geographic distribution, cultivation, and medical applications.
- Illustrated Encyclopedia of Body-Mind Disciplines, 1998. [REF 615.5 ILLUSTRA]
- Introduces various programs and activities designed to awaken the links between mind, body, and spirit, including sensory therapies, subtle energy practices, massage, movement therapy methods, martial arts, yoga, meditation, and creative arts therapies.
- Physician's Desk Reference, latest ed. [REF 615.1 PHYSICIA]
- Physicians have turned to PDR for the latest word on prescription drugs for over 62 years! Today, PDR is considered the standard prescription drug reference and can be found in virtually every medical facility and pharmacy in the United States. The PDR provides usage information and warnings, drug interactions, plus more that 2,000 full-size, full-color photos cross-referenced to the drug.
- Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals, 2006. [REF 615.1 MERCK]
- The Merck Index is a one-volume encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs and biologicals that contains more than 10,000 monographs. Each monograph in this authoritative reference source is a concise description of a single substance or a small group of closely related compounds.
- PDR for Nonprescription Drugs, Dietary Supplements, and Herbs: The Definitive Guide to OTC Medications, 2006. [REF 615.1 PHYSICIA]
- Nonprescription medications are nearly as varied and complex as Rx drugs and with their usage continuing to increase, it's important to stay current on the remedies that your patients are using. The PDR for Nonprescription Drugs, Dietary Supplements, and Herbs helps you do that by providing information on OTC drugs, supplements, and herbs that is organized by therapeutic categories and is current and comprehensive.
- PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2004. [REF 615.321 PDR FOR]
- PDR has compiled a list of extensive explanations of more than 600 herbal medications available. Addressing the influx of natural supplements into mainstream supermarkets, PDR intends to educate consumers and assist them in choosing the best herbs to treat an ailment or simply to help maintain a healthy life. Arranged by the herb's Latin name (cross-referenced by common name), each herbal entry contains pertinent information: description, physical properties, intended usage and expected effects, precautions and adverse reactions, recommended dosage and references for additional reading.
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR, 2000. [REF 616.89075 DIAGNOST]
- This text revision incorporates information culled from a comprehensive literature review of research about mental disorders published since DSM-IV was completed in 1994. Stay current with important updates to DSM-IV-TR. Benefit from new research into Schizophrenia, Asperger's Disorder, and other conditions. Utilize additional information about the epidemiology and other facets of DSM conditions.
- Bowes and Church's Food Values of Portions Commonly Used, 1998. [REF 613.28 BOWES]
- Supplies standards for dietary intake of macro- and micro-nutrients. The main tables list values for 30 nutrients in some 8000 foods (including medicinal foods), often cite specific brands.
- Wellness Encyclopedia of Food and Nutrition: How to Buy, Store, and Prepare Every Variety of Fresh Food, 1992. [REF 613.2 MARGEN]
- An authoritative nutrition guide lists some five hundred familiar fresh foods--listed alphabetically within food groups--discussing nutritional benefits, shopping tips, storage, and serving suggestions.
- Folio Medical Directory of Massachusetts, latest ed. [REF 610 FOLIO]
- The Folio Medical Directory of Massachusetts has all of the Physician and Healthcare Facility information in your area in one convenient source. Expands beyond traditional resources by listing multiple practice addresses, hard-to-find UPIN numbers, phone/fax/email addresses, Hospital and HMO affiliations, Certified and Non-Certified medical specialties and a wealth of other information. The data is organized and sorted in a variety of ways for easy reference.
- Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists, latest ed. 4 vols. [ REF 610.3 OFFICIAL]
- Directory of more than 713,000 physician profiles, 22,000 plus NEW diplomates since the last edition, 3 subspecialty certifications issued for the first time in 2007, improved tables and reference charts and updated data for physicians.
- Folio Directory of Chiropractors, Podiatrists, Dentists, and Optometrists in Massachusetts, latest ed. [REF 610.3 FOLIO]
- Lists about 8,500 professionals in Massachusetts specializing in these fields. The directory provides all of the information you need including multiple practice addresses, specialty, medical school and year of graduation, phone, fax, email and website information. The directory also includes a listing of all federal and state health-related agencies, as well as national and state organizations.
- AHA Guide to the Health Care Field, latest ed. [REF 362.11 AHA]
- A comprehensive reference to hospitals, health-care systems, networks, alliances, health organizations, agencies, and providers in the United States.
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