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      Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 680 pages. June 2016.
      978-0-7808-1518-6.

      Provides basic consumer health information about risk factors, symptoms, testing, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and related complications, along with facts about prevention strategies. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      Breast Cancer Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 680 pages. June 2016.
      978-0-7808-1462-2.

      Provides basic consumer health information on risk factors, screening, prevention, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of various types of breast cancer, along with facts about coping during and after treatment. Includes index, glossary of related terms and directory of resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      Drug Abuse Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 640 pages. May 2016.
      978-0-7808-1516-2.

      Provides basic consumer health information about the abuse of illegal drugs and misuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications, along with facts about causes and consequences of drug abuse, prevention, treatment, and recovery. Includes index, glossary of related terms and directory of resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

Free Resources

  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg, fought over the first three days of July 1863, was the largest and most crucial battle of the Civil War. The fate of the nation was at stake when General Robert E. Lee led his army into Maryland and Pennsylvania, bringing the war directly into northern territory. The Union army, commanded by Major General George Gordon Meade, met the Confederates near the town of Gettysburg, and a ferocious battle ensued. Despite some initial success, the battle turned against the Confederates on July 3rd, forcing Lee to order his army to return to Virginia. Sometimes referred to as the “High Water Mark of the Rebellion,” the battle marked the last time the Confederacy would march as deeply into Union territory. As many as 51,000 soldiers from both armies were killed, wounded, captured, or missing in the three-day battle. Four months later, President Lincoln used the dedication ceremony for Gettysburg’s Soldiers National Cemetery to deliver his Gettysburg Address and redefined the purpose of the war, not merely as a struggle to preserve the union, but as part of the quest to fulfill America’s guiding principles of freedom and human equality.

    free resource button small  The Battle of GettysburgA biography of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is provided in this selection from Defining Moments: The Battle of Gettysburg.

    Additional information about the events leading up to, during, and following the Battle of Gettysburg, plus more biographies of the key players and related primary source documents, can be found in Defining Moments: The Battle of Gettysburg.

    Posted: June 28, 2016

  • June Is National Aphasia Awareness Month

    Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects about one million Americans. It can be severe or mild, and it can affect just one or many aspects of communication. People with this disorder may have trouble speaking, understanding, reading, and/or writing, but their intelligence is not affected. The National Aphasia Association offers the following definition: “Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. Aphasia is always due to injury to the brain—most commonly from a stroke, particularly in older individuals. But brain injuries resulting in aphasia may also arise from head trauma, from brain tumors, or from infections.”
    free resource button small  June Is National Aphasia Awareness Month
    This selection from Brain Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Edition, provides the definition of stroke and information on its causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

    Comprehensive information about the physical, mental, or emotional difficulties that result from brain disorders caused by heredity, infection, injury, tumors, or degeneration is available in Brain Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Edition.

    Posted: June 21, 2016