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      teen health series

      Tobacco Information for Teens, 3rd Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library Binding. 376 pages. Feb 2017.
      978-0-7808-1387-8.

      Provides basic consumer health information for teens about risk factors, consequences, and prevention of various types of abuse and violence.  Includes index, resource information and recommendations for further reading.

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      Web Price: $62.00

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      health reference series

      Depression Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 588 pages. Jan 2017.
      978-0-7808-1498-1.

      Provides consumer health information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of various forms of depression, along with coping tips and strategies for building resilience and self-esteem.  Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      teen health series

      Abuse and Violence Information for Teens, 2nd Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 340 pages. Jan 2017.
      978-0-7808-1456-1.

      Provides consumer health information for teens about risk factors, consequences, and prevention of various types of abuse and violence.  Includes index, resource information and recommendations for further reading.

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      Web Price: $62.00

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  • The Birthday of John Lewis—February 21st

    John Lewis (born February 21, 1940) is a politician and civil rights leader. One of the original Freedom Riders, he was a founder and chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which organized student activism in the 1960s. At the age of 23, Lewis was recognized as one of the Big Six leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, and served as the youngest keynote speaker at the March on Washington in August 1963. He organized the Mississippi Freedom Summer in 1964, and the pivotal Selma to Montgomery marches that were part of SNCC’s voter registration efforts. After Congress passed the Voting Rights Act in August 1965, President Johnson invited Lewis, along with Martin Luther King, Jr. and several other prominent activists to the White House signing ceremony, a day Lewis would later write was, “the nation’s finest hour in terms of civil rights.” Since 1986, John Lewis he has represented the 5th District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    free resource button small  The Birthday of John Lewis—February 21st A biography of John Lewis is provided in this selection from Defining Moments: The Voting Rights Act of 1965.

    Additional information about the events leading up to the passage of the Voting Rights Act, including the role of civil rights leaders including John Lewis and others, plus more biographies of the key players and related primary source documents, can be found in Defining Moments: The Voting Rights Act of 1965.

    Posted: February 16, 2017

  • February Is American Heart Month

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Families, health professionals, and communities can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. February is American Heart Month, sponsored by the American Heart Association. They recommend healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease, or to control and prevent risk factors if you already have heart disease. To lower your risk:

    Watch your weight.
    Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
    Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
    If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
    Get active and eat healthy.

    free resource button small  February Is American Heart MonthThis selection from Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook provides information on two related topics: Preventing Heart Disease at Any Age and Heart Healthy Eating.

    Comprehensive information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the heart and blood vessels is available in Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Edition.

    Posted: January 27, 2017