Childhood Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Ed.
- Author/Editor: James Chambers, General Editor
- Binding: Library binding
- Trim Size: 6 x 9
- Page Count: 880
- Publication Date: May 2023
- ISBN: 978-0-7808-2062-3
- List Price: $97.00
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1.3 percent of children aged 0–4 and 1.8 percent of children aged 5–11 have fair or poor health, and about 3.3 percent of children aged 5–11 missed 11 or more days of school because of illness, injury, or disability. These matters, along with environmental hazards, lack of physical activity, poor diet, and other dangers, create concern for the well-being of our nation’s children. Childhood Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook, Sixth Edition provides information about children’s health and safety and how to protect your child from injuries, seizures, and fever. It also discusses infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. The medical conditions of children, such as cancer, cardiovascular disorders, allergies, and other disorders, including endocrine and growth disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, kidney and urological disorders, and liver and neurological disorders, are also explained. Information about developmental and pediatric mental health concerns is included, along with a glossary of related terms and a list of organizations providing further information.
This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
Part 1: Introduction to Children’s Health and Safety provides basic information on routine and emergency medical care for children, as well as guidelines for childhood vaccination and medication. It also discusses the importance of oral health, nutrition and physical fitness, and health problems related to childhood obesity and secondhand smoke. The part also includes tips on positive parenting.
Part 2: Childhood Infections and Related Concerns focuses on foodborne, bacterial, viral, parasitic, and fungal infections that can occur in childhood as well as other diseases associated with infections.
Part 3: Medical Conditions Appearing in Childhood describes conditions and disorders that are generally diagnosed during childhood. This part provides facts about allergies, cancer, diabetes, growth disorders, and disorders affecting the blood and heart, ear, nose, and throat, gastrointestinal tract, endocrine system, kidneys, liver, muscles and bones, brain, lungs, skin, and eyes.
Part 4: Developmental and Pediatric Mental Health Concerns details mental health disorders than can affect children, as well as developmental and learning disabilities.
Part 5: Additional Help and Information provides a glossary of terms related to childhood diseases and disorders and concludes with a list of resources for parents and caregivers.
- Library binding, 6 x 9
- 550-880 pages per volume
- Includes access to Health Reference Series Online.
- Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters
- Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters focus on 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