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      health reference series

      Cancer Survivorship Sourcebook, 2nd Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 592 pages. March 2017.
      978-0-7808-1549-0.

      Provides consumer health information about living with cancer after diagnosis, making cancer care decisions, coping with complications of treatment, and maintaining wellness after treatment.  Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      teen health series

      Suicide Information for Teens, 3rd Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 344 pages. March 2017.
      978-0-7808-1490-5.

      Provides consumer health information for teens on suicide risk factors, prevention, treatment of depression, and related psychological conditions common in adolescents.  Includes index, resource information and recommendations for further reading.

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      Web Price: $62.00

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      health reference series

      Disease Management Sourcebook, 2nd Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 608 pages. Mar 2017.
      978-0-7808-1545-2.

      Provides basic consumer health information about managing serious and chronic illness, navigating the health care system and finding and evaluating health information,  patient rights and responsibilities, assistive technologies, and tips for dealing with legal, financial, and health insurance matters. Includes index, a glossary of related terms, and directories of resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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  • St. Patrick’s Day

    St. Patrick’s Day is a religious and cultural holiday honoring the patron saint of Ireland that is celebrated on March 17th. Formerly enslaved in Ireland, Bishop Patrick returned there as a missionary from his home in Britain in 432 AD and is widely credited with introducing Christianity to the country. St Patrick’s Day is a feast day in the Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches and a national holiday in Ireland and Northern Ireland. It is also an opportunity to celebrate Irish heritage and culture, which is observed by people of all nationalities around the world.

    free resource button small  St. Patrick’s Day More information about the many customs and traditions associated with St Patrick’s Day 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: March 1, 2017

  • March is Women’s History Month

    Women’s History Month, celebrated annually in March, is an opportunity to recognize women’s achievements and contributions to our nation’s history and culture. The origin of the observance can be traced to 1978, when the Sonoma County California Task Force on the Status of Women organized a celebration of Women’s History Week, designed to coincide with International Women’s Day (March 8th), observed worldwide since 1914. Within a few years, many schools and communities were celebrating National Women’s History Week, supported by resolutions from school boards, city councils, governors, and the U.S. Congress. In 1987, Congress passed a law designating the first Women’s History Month. Today, Women’s History Month is the occasion for events and observances across the country to honor the significant achievements of women throughout history.

    free resource button small  March is Women’s History MonthWomen in the United States struggled for more than a century to obtain the right to vote. In 1920, the suffrage movement finally achieved victory with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. A biography of social activist, abolitionist, and women’s suffrage pioneer, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, is provided in this selection from Defining Moments: Women’s Suffrage.

    Additional information about the events leading up to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, along with biographies of other key figures and related primary source documents, can be found in Defining Moments: Women’s Suffrage.

    Posted: March 1, 2017