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      Environmental Health Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

      By: Angela L. Williams
      Library binding. 640 pages. June 2018.
      978-0-7808-1628-2.

      Consumer health information about the health effects of environmental hazards and diseases linked to environmental causes, with facts about the impact on specific populations.  Includes index, glossary of related terms, online access, and other resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      Arthritis Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

      By: Angela L. Williams
      Library binding. 568 pages. June 2018.
      978-0-7808-1626-8.

      Consumer health information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for major forms of arthritis, along with self-care tips and coping strategies. Includes index, glossary of related terms, online access, and other resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      Cancer Sourcebook, 8th Ed.

      By: Angela L. Williams
      Library binding. 1,224 pages. May 2018.
      978-0-7808-1622-0.

      Consumer health information about risks, prevention, and treatment of major forms of cancer. Includes index, glossary of related terms, other resources, and online access.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      Alcoholism Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

      By: Angela L. Williams
      Library binding. 712 pages. May 2018.
      978-0-7808-1624-4.

      Consumer health information about alcohol abuse, addiction, and related health effects, with facts about treatment and recovery.  Includes index, glossary of related terms, online access, and other resources.

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Free Resources

  • July Is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Month

    Each year in the United States, thousands of infants, children, teens, and adults suffer from cleft and craniofacial conditions. Some are born with congenital anomalies like cleft lip and palate, others with more complex, life-threatening craniofacial conditions.

    free resource button small  July Is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness MonthDealing with a congenital condition can be very difficult, especially for new parents. Helpful information is provided in these two sections from Genetic Disorders Sourcebook: “When Your Baby Has a Birth Defect” and “Tips for Parenting a Child with a Disability.”

    Comprehensive information about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of congenital conditions is available in Genetic Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Edition.

    Posted: July 2, 2018

  • Passage of the 14th Amendment

    At the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction, Congress crafted three amendments to the U.S. Constitution that gave essential civil rights to African Americans. The 13th Amendment, passed in 1865, abolished slavery throughout the United States. The 14th Amendment, which became law on July 9, 1868, guaranteed the rights of full citizenship to all Americans, regardless of race; it also guaranteed all U.S. citizens equal protection under the law and prohibited anyone from taking away a citizen’s rights without due process. The 15th Amendment, passed in 1870, guaranteed the right to vote regardless of race.

    free resource button small  Passage of the 14th AmendmentThis chapter from Defining Moments: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 describes some of the history of securing voting rights for African Americans.

    Additional information about the events before and after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, including biographies of the key players and related primary source documents, can be found in Defining Moments: The Voting Rights Act of 1965.

    Posted: July 2, 2018