Health Reference Series

Comprehensive and Reliable Consumer Health Information

For over 25 years, librarians have trusted the Health Reference Series to answer their patrons’ health questions as they navigate the increasingly noisy, and often unreliable, landscape of medical information.

The Health Reference Series provides basic medical information for patients, families, caregivers, and the general public. Each volume takes a particular topic and provides comprehensive coverage. This is especially important for people who may be dealing with a newly diagnosed disease or a chronic disorder in themselves or in a family member. People looking for preventive guidance, information about disease warning signs, medical statistics, and risk factors for health problems will also find answers to their questions in this series.

Sourcebook Scope and Coverage

Each volume in the Health Reference Series is an easy-to-use and authoritative source designed for lay readers—consumers with no specific medical knowledge. The sourcebooks are organized in a logical and thoughtful way, with a detailed table of contents that shows exactly where to find the information readers need. Each chapter is written in a straightforward, easy-to-understand writing style. Headings within the chapters help readers understand the material and find the facts they need, while illustrations, charts, graphs, and other features break up the text and convey facts in different ways.

One of the key features of the Health Reference Series is the broad scope of information offered in each volume. Each volume pulls together a wide variety of articles from authoritative sources to inform and educate readers about the disease or disorder, giving comprehensive information needed to understand and cope with the medical condition. Omnigraphics’ Health Reference Series is an invaluable medical resource for patrons ready to untangle complicated health advice.

    • A Guide to Food Safety Sourcebook

      Provides consumer health information about food safety, antimicrobial use, common foodborne pathogens and illnesses, basic food safety in the kitchen, safety by events and seasons, allergies, and intolerance. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: August 2022
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2038-8
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    • Adolescent Health Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

      Provides consumer health information about adolescent growth and development, puberty, sexuality, reproductive health, and physical, emotional, social, and mental health concerns of teens and their parents, along with information about nutrition, physical activity, weight management, substance abuse, and youth violence. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: July 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1907-8
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    • Aging Sourcebook, 2nd Ed.

      Consumer health information about aging and associated diseases and medical conditions. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: March 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1893-4
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    • Alcoholism Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      Consumer health information about alcohol abuse, addiction, and related health effects, with facts about treatment and recovery. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and a directory of organizations for alcohol-related concerns.

      • Publication Date: Sept 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1917-7
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    • Allergies Sourcebook, 7th Ed.

      Provides consumer health information on the various types of allergic reactions, the common allergic triggers, medications, and therapies used to manage the reactions and prevent symptoms. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: April 22, 2022
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1998-6
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    • Alzheimer Disease Sourcebook, 8th Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information about Alzheimer disease and other forms of dementia, including mild cognitive impairment, corticobasal degeneration, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia, Huntington disease, Parkinson disease, and vascular dementia. Includes a glossary of related terms, and directory of resources.

      • Publication Date: Nov 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1976-4
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    • Anxiety Disorders Sourcebook, 3rd Ed.

      Basic consumer health information about prevalence, risk factors, types, diagnosis, and treatment of anxiety disorders along with facts about coexisting psychiatric conditions, managing symptoms of anxiety, and resources for additional help and information.

      • Publication Date: May 2024
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2118-7
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    • Arthritis Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information on the importance of healthy bones, arthritis risk factors, the common types, the current treatment strategies along with self-management strategies using herbs, dietary supplements, and complementary and alternative medicines to reduce pain and inflammation. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: March 2022
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1986-3
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    • Asthma Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

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

      • Publication Date: August 2022
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2004-3
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    • Autism Spectrum Disorders Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

      Provides consumer health information about the causes, risk factors, symptoms, and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions, along with facts about interventions and treatments, educational guidelines, and coping tips for families. Includes index, glossary, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: November 2022
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2006-7
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    • Back and Neck Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

      Provides consumer health information about the diseases, disorders, and injuries that affect the spinal column. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: February 2024
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2100-2
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    • Blood and Circulatory Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information about blood and circulatory system disorders, such as anemia, leukemia, lymphoma, hemophilia, thrombophilia, bleeding and clotting disorders, and artery, vascular, and venous diseases including facts about blood types, blood donation, bone marrow and stem cell transplants, tests and medications, and tips for maintaining healthy circulatory system

      • Publication Date: September 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2080-7
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    • Brain Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information about the diagnosis and treatment of acquired and traumatic brain injuries, brain disorders, and degenerative diseases and conditions. Includes index, glossary of related terms, directory of resources.

      • Publication Date: Sept 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1915-3
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    • Breast Cancer Sourcebook, Seventh Edition

      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, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: March 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2022-7
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    • Cancer Sourcebook, 9th Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information about risks, prevention, and treatment of major forms of cancer. Includes index, glossary of related terms, statistics, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: Nov 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1919-1
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    • Cancer Survivorship Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

      Basic consumer health information about the physical and emotional needs of cancer patients from diagnosis through cancer treatment and beyond, including facts about cancer care and learning about clinical trials and treatment options, and featuring tips for coping with the side effects of cancer treatments and adjusting to life after cancer treatment. Along with suggestions for caregivers, friends, and family members of cancer patients, a glossary of cancer care terms, and directories of related resources.

      • Publication Date: April 2024
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2102-6
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    • Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook, Eighth Edition

      Provides basic consumer health information about risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of heart and vascular diseases, along with prevention strategies and cardiovascular disorders in specific populations. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: March 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2084-5
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    • Caregiving Sourcebook, 1st Ed.

      Consumer health information about caregiving and the types of caregivers with information. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: March 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1848-4
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    • Child Abuse and Neglect Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information about physical, sexual, and emotional abuse of children, including facts about abusive head trauma, bullying, Munchausen syndrome by proxy, statutory rape, incest trauma, educational and medical neglect, exploitation, and the long-term consequences of child maltreatment; and features facts about risk factors, prevention initiatives, reporting requirements, legal interventions, child protective services, and therapy options

      • Publication Date: January 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2014-2
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    • Childhood Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information about the physical, mental, and developmental health of preadolescent children, including facts about infectious diseases, asthma and allergies, cancer, diabetes, growth disorders, medical conditions appearing in childhood, and developmental and pediatric mental health concerns

      • Publication Date: May 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2062-3
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    • Complementary and Alternative Medicine Sourcebook, 7th Ed.

      Provides basic health information on complementary and alternative medicine therapies, including dietary supplements, biologically based therapies, mind–body medicine, manipulative and body-based therapies, and energy-based therapies, along with facts about alternative treatments for specific diseases and conditions. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: Dec 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1980-1
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    • Congenital Disorders Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

      Provides consumer health information about nonhereditary birth defects and disorders, including facts about risk factors, prevention, and treatment options. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and directory of resources.

      • Publication Date: July 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1909-2
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    • Connective Tissue Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook, 1st Ed.

      Provides Basic Consumer Health Information about Connective Tissues, which Includes Connective Tissue Membranes, Types of Connective Tissue, and Hereditary Connective Tissue Disorders, as well as Injuries of Connective Tissues, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Scleroderma, Osteoarthritis (OA), and Other Collagen Vascular Diseases.

      • Publication Date: January 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2026-5
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    • Contagious Diseases Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information about diseases spread from person to person through direct physical contact, airborne transmissions, sexual contact, or contact with blood or other body fluids, including pneumococcal, staphylococcal, and streptococcal diseases, colds, influenza, lice, measles, mumps, tuberculosis, and others. Along with information about self-care and over-the-counter medications, antibiotics and drug resistance, disease prevention, and vaccines, a glossary, and a directory of resources for more information.

      • Publication Date: November 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2088-3
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    • COVID-19 and the Coronavirus Sourcebook, First Edition

      Provides basic information to help understand the coronavirus and COVID-19 infection with the facts of its origin, variants, symptoms, risks and clinical presentation, statistics of its cases and deaths, and future approaches to managing the pandemic. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: April 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2060-9
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    • Death and Dying Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

      Provides basic consumer information about end-of-life care and related perspectives, including end-of-life symptoms and treatments, pain management, quality-of-life concerns, patients’ rights and privacy issues, advance directives, physician-assisted suicide, caregiving, organ donation, funeral arrangements, and others, along with information about the leading causes of death, a glossary, and directories of resources for more information.

      • Publication Date: November 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2090-6
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    • Dental Care and Oral Health Sourcebook, 7th Ed.

      Basic Consumer Health Information about Caring for the Mouth and Teeth, Including Facts about Dental Hygiene and Routine Care Guidelines, Fluoride, Sealants, Cavities, Root Canals, Extractions, Implants, Veneers, Dentures, and Orthodontic and Orofacial Procedures. Along with Information about Periodontal (Gum) Disease, Canker Sores, Dry Mouth, Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorders (TMJ), Oral Cancer, and Other Conditions That Impact Oral Health, Suggestions for Finding and Financing Care, a Glossary of Related Terms, and Directories of Additional Resources.

      • Publication Date: June 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2068-5
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    • Depression Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      Provides Basic Consumer Health Information about the Prevalence, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Causes, Treatment, and Types of Depression, Including Major Depression, Atypical Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Depression during and after Pregnancy, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, and Seasonal Affective Disorder, as well as the Impact of Depression and Strategies for Managing Depression. Along with Facts about Depression and Chronic Illness; Treatment-Resistant Depression and Suicide; Mental Health Medications, Therapies, and Treatments; Tips for Improving Self-Esteem, Resilience, and Quality of Life While Living with Depression; a Glossary of Terms Related to Depression; and Resources for Additional Help and Information.

      • Publication Date: July 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2054-8
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    • Diabetes Sourcebook, 8th Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information about risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and management of diabetes, along with facts about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preventing complications.  Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: Nov 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1972-6
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    • Diet and Nutrition Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      Provides consumer health information about dietary guidelines and eating plans for children, adults, and seniors, weight control, and related medical concerns. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: June 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1711-1
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    • Disability and Health Sourcebook 5th Ed.

      Disabilities Sourcebook, Fifth Edition offers people with disabilities and their caregivers information about speech disorders, intellectual and cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities, and other types of impairment caused by chronic illness, injury, and trauma. It discusses assistive technology (AT), home-use devices, mobility aids, and therapies. Information about the importance of nutrition, exercise, personal hygiene, and pain management is also provided. For parents of children with disabilities, the book provides facts about special education, including early intervention services, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and other support. Legal, employment, and financial concerns for people with disabilities are also explained. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms and a directory of resources for additional help and information.

      • Publication Date: April 2022
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1996-2
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    • Disease Management Sourcebook, 3rd Ed.

      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.

      • Publication Date: Feb 2020
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1776-0
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    • Diseases and Illnesses Transmitted to Humans from Animals and Insects and Contaminated Food and Water

      This special edition deals with the various diseases that are spread by animals, insects, and through food and water contamination, and the identification and outbreak of animal-, insect-, food-, and water-borne diseases.

      • Publication Date: May 2020
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1792-0
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    • Domestic Violence Sourcebook, 7th Ed.

      Provides consumer health information about violence, stalking, harassment, and other forms of abuse, and discusses the physical, mental, and social effects of violence against intimate partners, children, teens, the elderly, immigrants, and other populations; gives strategies for prevention and intervention. Includes index, glossary of related terms and directory of resources.

      • Publication Date: September 2022
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2018-0
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    • Drug Abuse Sourcebook, 7th Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information about the abuse of cocaine, club drugs, marijuana, inhalants, heroin, hallucinogens, synthetic drugs, and other illicit substances and the misuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications.

      • Publication Date: December 2022
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2020-3
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    • Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

      Basic consumer health information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and disorders that affect the ears, nose, sinuses, throat, and voice, including ear infections, otosclerosis, cholesteatoma, hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, Ménière disease, perilymph fistula, sinusitis, deviated septum, sleep apnea, sore throat, tonsillitis, swallowing disorders, laryngeal cancer, and more. Along with a glossary of related medical terms and a directory of sources for further help and information.

      • Publication Date: March 2024
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2110-1
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    • Eating Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      Basic Consumer Health Information about Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge-Eating Disorder, and Other Eating Disorders and Related Concerns, Such as Compulsive Exercise, Female Athlete Triad, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Including Details about Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Adverse Health Effects, Methods of Prevention, Treatment Options, and the Recovery Process. Along with Suggestions for Maintaining a Healthy Weight, Improving Self-Esteem, and Promoting a Positive Body Image, a Glossary of Related Terms, and a Directory of Resources for More Information.

      • Publication Date: June 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2064-7
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    • Emerging Infectious Diseases Sourcebook, 2nd Ed

      Basic consumer health information about emerging infectious diseases, facts about the transmission of diseases, various types of viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections, disease transmission due to climate change, international travel guidance, diagnostic tests, and treatment methods along with tips on prevention of infectious diseases, a glossary of related medical terms, and a directory of sources for further help and information

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      • Publication Date: May 2024
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2122-4
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    • Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders Sourcebook, Fifth Edition

      Provides basic consumer health information about the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine system and metabolic function disorders. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: April 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2056-2
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    • Ethnicity, Race, and Disease Sourcebook, 1st Ed.

      Consumer health information about the sociological aspects of health with specific data about ethnicity, race and disease disparities among the U.S. population, genetic conditions specific to ethnic groups, and the differing risk factors associated with common diseases. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: March 2020
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1780-7
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    • Eye Care Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information about the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and disorders and the prevention of eye injuries, along with tips for coping with low vision.  Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: May 2020
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1794-4
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    • Family Planning and Reproductive Health Sourcebook, 1st Ed.

      Consumer health information about family planning, contraception through counseling, maternal mortality, mental health, infertility, and sexually transmitted diseases along with information about safety tips, programs related to family planning, assisted reproductive technology, nutrition tips, a glossary of related terms, and list of resources for additional help.

      • Publication Date: May 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1895-8
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    • Fitness and Exercise Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      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.

      • Publication Date: Sept 2019
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1725-8
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    • Gastrointestinal Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook, 5th Edition

      Provides consumer health information about the various gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, their symptoms, causes, diagnosis, surgical procedures, and treatments. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: August 2022
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2002-9
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    • Genetic Disorders Sourcebook, Eighth Edition

      Provides basic consumer health information about disorders caused by gene and chromosome abnormalities and those with genetic and environmental components, facts about genetic testing and treatment research, and guidance for parents of children with special needs. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: March 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2048-7
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    • Global Pandemics and Epidemics and How They Relate to You

      This special edition provides information about widespread disease outbreaks and their associated threats, as well as information about disease management and advice about what to do when infectious diseases spread rapidly to many people.

      • Publication Date: March 2020
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1816-3
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    • Global Public Health and Disease Control Sourcebook, 1st Ed.

      Provides basic health information on global public health and its impact, various infectious diseases that affect public health along with non-communicable chronic diseases, and environmental pollutants that affect public health and precautions to control these global infections. Includes an index and a directory of organizations for additional help and information.

      • Publication Date: Dec 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1964-1
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    • Guide to Buying Health Insurance Sourcebook

      This special edition provides information about understanding the importance and need for health insurance, medical billing, and a detailed study about private and public-health insurance in the United States.

      • Publication Date: Sept 2020
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1782-1
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    • Health Technology Sourcebook, 3rd Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information about digital health, telehealth, artificial intelligence, health information technology, digital innovations in preventive medicine, screening and detection technologies, diagnostic technology, nanotechnology, robots in health care, and rehabilitative and assistive devices.

      • Publication Date: January 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2016-6
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    • HIV and AIDS Sourcebook, 8th Ed.

      Provides consumer health information about transmission, testing, stages, and treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), with facts about prevention, related complications, tips for living with HIV/AIDS, updated statistics, and reports on current research initiatives. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: March 2022
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1988-7
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    • Immune System Disorders Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

      Basic consumer health information about disorders of the immune system, including immune system function and response, diagnostic tests for immune disorders, information about primary and secondary immunodeficiency diseases and autoimmune diseases, including Crohn disease, pernicious anemia, antiphospholipid syndrome, Vexas syndrome, Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis

      • Publication Date: September 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2074-6
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    • Infant, Toddler and Child Health Sourcebook, 1st Ed.

      Provides consumer health information about the physical, mental, and developmental health of infants, toddlers, and children including facts about the diseases and conditions that affect them and tips to bring them up in a healthy way. Includes glossary, index, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: Sept 2020
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1812-5
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    • Kidney Disease and Urinary Tract Disorders Sourcebook, 3rd Ed.

      Provides information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of problems that impact the body’s urinary system, including bladder control problems, kidney stones, cancers, infections, prostate enlargement, glomerular diseases, and kidney failure.

      • Publication Date: June 2020
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1840-8
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    • Learning Disabilities Sourcebook, 7th Ed.

      Basic consumer health information about disabilities that affect learning, including dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, speech, language, and communication disorders, auditory and visual processing disorders, as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, down syndrome, and other chromosomal disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, hearing and visual impairment, autism and other pervasive developmental disorders, and traumatic brain injury.

      • Publication Date: January 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2024-1
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    • LGBTQ+ Health Concerns Sourcebook, 1st Ed.

      Provides basic consumer information about gender identity, transgender transitioning, LGBTQ data and demographics, reproductive health, common sexually transmitted infections, intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual abuse, mental health challenges, substance abuse and addiction, right to inclusive education, health care disparities, gender-affirming care, health insurance, and others along with information about the glossary of terms and directory of organizations related to LGBTQ+ health

      • Publication Date: April 2024
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2112-5
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    • Medical Tests Sourcebook, 7th Ed.

      Basic consumer health information about endoscopic, imaging, laboratory, and other types of medical testing for disease diagnosis and monitoring, along with guidelines for screening and preventive care testing in children and adults.  Includes index, glossary of related terms, online access, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: Dec 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1978-8
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    • Men's Health Concerns Sourcebook, 7th Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information about issues in men’s health, including information about gender-specific health differences, male-linked genetic disorders, mental health concerns, reproductive and sexual health, accidents, violence, and other health concerns of special significance to men. Along with information about the screenings and self-examinations recommended for men; guidelines for nutrition, physical activity, weight control, vaccinations, and other lifestyle choices that affect wellness; a glossary of terms related to men’s health; and a directory of resources for further help and information.

      • Publication Date: November 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2052-4
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    • Mental Health Disorders Sourcebook, 8th Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information about the signs, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment of various mental illnesses, and the special mental-health concerns of children and other groups, along with tips for maintaining mental wellness. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: Nov 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1970-2
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    • Movement Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

      Provides consumer health information about the ways people encounter movement disorder and their various types, including Parkinson disease (PD), tremor, chorea, balance problems and disorders, and Huntington disease (HD). Includes glossary, index, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: Aug 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1913-9
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    • Multiple Sclerosis Sourcebook, 2nd Ed.

      Provides information about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and its effects on mobility, vision, bladder function, speech, swallowing, and cognition, including facts about risk factors, causes, diagnostic procedures and treatment options.

      • Publication Date: May 2019
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1697-8
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    • Musculoskeletal Disorders Sourcebook 1st Ed.

      Musculoskeletal Disorders Sourcebook, First Edition provides comprehensive information about the musculoskeletal system, its functions, and common musculoskeletal disorders affecting the bones, muscles, and joints. This book also provides information regarding musculoskeletal system defects caused by genetic factors and congenital anomalies. Along with cancers of the musculoskeletal system, this book contains information regarding workplace-related musculoskeletal conditions caused by repetitive stress injuries to the bones, muscles, and joints, and ways to prevent those injuries. Prevention strategies, therapeutic management of musculoskeletal pain, and rehabilitation techniques are also discussed.

      • Publication Date: March 2022
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2028-9
      • List Price: $97.00
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    • Obesity and Overweight Sourcebook, First Edition

      Provides basic health information about the causes, prevalence, associated health risks, prevention, and treatment of obesity and overweight along with the impact of society and tips for people to cope up with excess weight. Includes resources for additional help and information.

      • Publication Date: July 2020
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1808-8
      • List Price: $97.00
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    • Osteoporosis Sourcebook, 3rd Ed.

      Provides basic consumer information about osteoporosis and related conditions such as fibrous dysplasia, Gaucher disease, hypophosphatasia, myeloma, osteopetrosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, and Paget disease along with information about risk factors, prevention strategies, diagnosis and treatment options, pain management, a glossary of related terms, and resources for additional help and information

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      • Publication Date: June 2024
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2126-2
      • List Price: $97.00
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    • Pain Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      Consumer health information about the causes and management of various types of acute and chronic pain, along with prevention strategies and coping tips.  Includes index, glossary of related terms, other resources and online access.

      • Publication Date: Feb 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1889-7
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    • Physical Rehabilitation, Medicine, and Therapy Sourcebook, 1st Ed.

      Consumer health information about physical rehabilitation, focus areas of physical rehabilitation, treatment plans and physical modalities. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: Jan 2020
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1774-6
      • List Price: $97.00
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    • Pregnancy and Birth Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

      Basic consumer health information about pregnancy and fetal development, including facts about fertility and conception, physical and emotional changes during pregnancy, prenatal care and diagnostic tests, high-risk pregnancies and complications, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period.

      • Publication Date: September 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2066-1
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    • Prostate and Other Urologic Diseases Sourcebook, 1st Ed.

      Provides consumer health information about prostate and urologic diseases, including urinary tract infections, kidney stones, etc.; sexual, reproductive, and bladder problems in men; and facts about prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate and urologic diseases.

      • Publication Date: March 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1846-0
      • List Price: $97.00
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    • PTSD and Coping with Trauma Sourcebook, 2nd Ed

      Provides basic consumer health information about posttraumatic stress disorder, brain and mental health, genetic risk factors and populations at risk, impact on family and facts and myths about PTSD in the united states, including types of traumas, PTSD and co-occurring conditions, and more, along with information about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of PTSD, living with PTSD, a glossary of related terms, and a directory of additional resources.

      • Publication Date: December 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2092-0
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    • Respiratory Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      Basic Consumer Health Information about the Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Lung and Respiratory Disorders, Including Asthma, Bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Influenza, Lung Cancer, Pneumonia, and Other Infectious and Inflammatory Pulmonary Diseases. Along with Information about Pediatric Respiratory Disorders, Tips on Preventing Respiratory Problems and Living with Chronic Lung Disease, a Glossary of Related Terms, and a Directory of Resources for Additional Help and Information.

      • Publication Date: July 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2072-2
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    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sourcebook, 8th Ed.

      Basic consumer health information about sexual health and the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including chancroid, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, hepatitis, human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, and trichomoniasis.

      • Publication Date: September 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2082-1
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    • Sleep Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      Provides Basic Consumer Health Information about Sleep Disorders, including Insomnia, Sleep Apnea and Snoring, Jet Lag and Other Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Narcolepsy, and Parasomnias, such as Sleepwalking and Sleep Paralysis, and Featuring Facts about Other Health Problems That Affect Sleep, Why Sleep Is Necessary, How Much Sleep Is Needed, the Physical and Mental Effects of Sleep Deprivation, and Pediatric Sleep Issues. Along with Tips for Diagnosing and Treating Sleep Disorders, a Glossary of Related Terms, and a List of Resources for Additional Help and Information.

      • Publication Date: July 2023
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2076-0
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    • Smoking Concerns Sourcebook, 2nd Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information about nicotine addiction and smoking cessation, with facts about the health effects of tobacco use, including lung and other cancers, heart disease, stroke, and respiratory disorders such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, a glossary of related terms, resources for additional help, and
      information and index.

      • Publication Date: April 2019
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1689-3
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    • Sports Injuries Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      Sports Injuries Sourcebook, Sixth Edition begins with the benefits of playing sports and talks about various youth sports played all around the world. It highlights the impact of sports injuries which is considered to be one of the negative outcomes of playing sports.

      • Publication Date: Dec 2020
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1826-2
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    • Stress-Related Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information on stress and its impact on the body and associated mental-health problems, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress, along with advice about managing and coping with stress. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: Dec 2021
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1982-5
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    • Stroke Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information about stroke, its types, such as transient ischemic attack, ischemic stroke, and hemorrhagic stroke, stroke in different groups of people, risk factors, diagnostic procedures, surgical interventions, advancements in stroke care and research, treatments, and preventive measures along with post-stroke rehabilitation, cognitive impairment, tips for caregivers, managing financial and legal issues, respite care and support groups, end-of-life care, and resources for additional help and information

      • Publication Date: June 2024
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2124-8
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    • Surgery Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

      Provides information about surgical specialties, common types of surgery, surgical procedures, and the risks associated with surgery and how to manage pain along with the surgical complications.

      • Publication Date: June 2020
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1798-2
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    • Traumatic Brain Injury Sourcebook, 2nd Ed.

      Basic consumer health information about traumatic brain injury (TBI), its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments, facts about disabilities and other conditions associated with TBI, reducing the risk of TBI, and safety measures. Along with information on rehabilitation techniques, caring for people affected with TBI, a glossary of terms, and a directory of organizations for additional help and information

      • Publication Date: April 2024
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2116-3
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    • Traveler's Health and Safety Sourcebook, 1st Ed.

      Provides basic health information for travelers on health and safety, types and modes of travel, types of shelters, health risks during travel, document and safety requirements for traveling, along with safety and security while traveling. Includes index and other resources.

      • Publication Date: June 2020
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1843-9
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    • Vaccinations and Preventive Medicine Sourcebook, First Edition

      Provides basic consumer information about vaccines and their composition, safety, storage and handling, benefits of immunization, disease-specific vaccines, and administration of vaccines in different groups along with information about preventive care measures, a glossary of terms related to vaccines and preventive care, and a directory of resources for further help and information

      • Publication Date: April 2024
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-2114-9
      • List Price: $97.00
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    • Women and Cancer Sourcebook, 7th Ed.

      Provides basic consumer health information about gynecologic cancers and other cancers of special concern to women and facts about cancer risk factors, screening and prevention, and women’s issues in cancer treatment and survivorship. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

      • Publication Date: Feb 2022
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1992-4
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“A valuable medical research resource for public libraries and primary or secondary school libraries. It may also serve as a basic reference for career and vocational schools.”

— Library Journal, May ’17

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“For many health science librarians the characteristic red and white cover says it all. The Omnigraphics Health Reference Series has become a hallmark of reliable, timely consumer-oriented health information.”

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“This fifth edition provides the most up-to-date information in regards to fitness and exercise relative to the rapid advancements in research and technology (such as online fitness training or fitness wearables).”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017 on Fitness and Exercise Sourcebook

“A volume of the notable Health Reference Series published by Omnigraphics, this book is an invaluable reference regarding basic, comprehensive information about the wide spectrum of respiratory disorders.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017 on Respiratory Diseases Sourcebook

“Designed for undergraduates, high school students, and general nonspecialists, this excellent book presents a current, balanced, and reliable collection of material and is a recommended purchase.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017 on Disease Management Sourcebook

Standard Features in the Health Reference Series

  • Library Binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations.
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation.
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations.
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms.
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support.
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts.
  • List Price $97 per volume
  • School and Library Price $87 per volume