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      health reference series

      Asthma Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 600 pages. February 2016.
      978-0-7808-1480-6.

      Provides basic consumer health information about diagnosis, treatment, and management of asthma, including facts about coping with the disease and minimizing triggers, along with a special section on asthma in children. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      health reference series

      Gastrointestinal Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook, 3rd Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 600 pages. Feb. 2016.
      978-0-7808-1457-8.

      Provides basic consumer health information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of digestive diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, including facts about the effects of food intolerances, infections, and certain cancers. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      health reference series

      Diabetes Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 600 pages. Jan. 2016.
      978-0-7808-1454-7.

      Provides basic consumer health information about diagnosis, treatment, and management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, along with facts about lifestyle issues and preventing complications. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

Free Resources

  • Chinese New Year— February 8, 2016

    The Chinese New Year, also referred to as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is an important holiday celebrated on the first day of the year of the Chinese calendar, based on the lunar calendar. Chinese New Year celebrations actually occur over a two week period of festivities and events that conclude with the Lantern Festival, which takes place on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month.

    free resource button small  Chinese New Year— February 8, 2016More information about the many customs and traditions associated with the Chinese New Year is available in this entry from Holiday Symbols and Customs, 5th Edition.

    More than 300 holidays and festivals from the United States and around the world are covered in Holiday Symbols and Customs, 5th Edition, with information on more than 1,000 symbols and customs associated with these special events.

    Posted: February 5, 2016

  • February Is African American History Month

    African American History Month, celebrated annually in February, is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history and culture. The origin of the observance can be traced to 1926, when historian Carter G. Woodson and his organization, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, announced the first Negro History Week. In subsequent years, the response to the effort built until 50 years later, in 1976, the first month-long celebration of African American history was held. Today, African American History Month is the occasion for events and observances across the country to honor the achievements of African Americans and to recognize their central role in U.S. history.

    free resource button small  February Is African American History MonthIn addition to African American History Month, there are a host of celebrations around the country that are dedicated to black history and culture. This selection from African-American Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations includes two guides to these events: a calendar of holidays, festivals, and celebrations and an alphabetical listing, with contact information, of organizations that sponsor the events.

    Additional information about African American History Month and many other events that celebrate black history and culture can be found in African-American Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations..

    Posted: February 2, 2016