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      Respiratory Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 720 pages. Nov 2016.
      978-0-7808-1536-0.

      Provides basic consumer health information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of respiratory disorders, along with tips for coping with chronic lung disease. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      Immune System Disorders Sourcebook, 3rd Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 624 pages. Nov 2016.
      978-0-7808-1468-4.

      Provides basic consumer health information about immune system function, diseases, treatments and management of related disorders. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      Fitness and Exercise Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 560 pages. Nov 2016.
      978-0-7808-1534-6.

      Provides basic consumer health information about the elements of physical fitness, along with the various types of exercises, tips for starting and maintaining an exercise program, and strategies for avoiding injuries. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      Dental Care and Oral Health Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 600 pages. Nov 2016.
      978-0-7808-1530-8.

      Provides basic consumer health information about dental hygiene, preventive care, and oral health concerns for children and adults, with facts about surgical, orthodontic, and cosmetic dental procedures, and diseases of the mouth and jaw. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

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  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day — December 7th

    Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed each year on December 7th. On that fateful morning in 1941—as unsuspecting American soldiers, sailors, and civilians on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, followed their regular routines—hundreds of Japanese planes suddenly appeared in the sky overhead. Before people on the ground could grasp what was happening, the planes began dropping bombs and torpedoes on the ships in Pearl Harbor and strafing nearby airfields with machine-gun fire. The surprise attack shocked, outraged, and united the American people like few other events in U.S. history. Immediately afterward, the United States declared war on Japan and officially entered World War II.

    free resource button small  Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day — December 7thThis primary source document from Defining Moments: The Attack on Pearl Harbor contains an excerpt from the oral history of a U.S. Navy crewman stationed at Pearl Harbor.

    Additional information about the events leading up to and following the attack on Pearl Harbor, plus biographies of the key players, and related primary source documents, can be found in Defining Moments: The Attack on Pearl Harbor.

    Posted: November 29, 2016

  • Stress in Teens

    The start of the school year often brings a familiar feeling for many teens: stress. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), stress is extremely common among teenagers, and school is their top source of stress. In a 2013 APA study, teens report their average stress level is higher during the school year.

    • Teens report that their stress level during the school year far exceeds what they believe to be healthy and tops adults’ average reported stress level in the past month.
    • 31 percent of teens say that their stress level has increased in the past year, and 34 percent believe their stress levels will increase in the coming year.
    • 83 percent report that school is a somewhat or significant source of stress, and 10 percent of teens report receiving lowers grades than they are capable of because of stress.
    • Teens are more likely than adults to report that their stress level has a slight or no impact on their body or physical health or their mental health. Yet teens report experiencing both emotional and physical symptoms of stress in similar proportions to adults, including feeling irritable or angry, nervous, anxious, or tired.
    • 42 percent of teens say they either are not doing enough to manage their stress or they are not sure if they are doing enough to manage it.
    • 37 percent of teen girls report feeling depressed or sad in the past month due to stress compared to 23 percent of teen boys.
    • Teens often struggle to cope with their stress. Only 50 percent report feeling confident about their ability to handle their personal problems, and 46 percent say they feel that they are on top of things fairly or very often.

    free resource button small  Stress in Teens
    This selection from Stress Information for Teens, 2nd Edition, provides information on two related topics: “What Causes Stress in Kids?” and “Teens and Stress: Are You Overbooked?”

    Additional information about stress in teenagers is available in Stress Information for Teens, 2nd Edition. Comprehensive information about stress in adults, teens, and children is available in Stress-Related Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Edition.

    Posted: October 31, 2016