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Understanding Drugs provides a fact-based look at many of drugs that teens encounter, explains how they work, and identifies the risks and benefits of using them. Each title spotlights a drug of abuse or a treatment drug. Written in straightforward language, the books break down the biological and chemical processes relevant to each drug, explains the history of the drug, discusses the risks of using or abusing it, and guides readers toward reliable help for dealing with a drug-related problem. The Understanding Drugs series provides concise guides for high school students to the science, history, social issues, and health issues connected to common legal and illegal drugs.
Pneumonia is a major lung infection that is caused by a virus, bacterium, or fungus. It can be mild, serious, or even fatal in its impact. An estimated 4 million people develop pneumonia in the United States annually, and despite ready access to antibiotics for most Americans, 1.2 million patients are hospitalized for pneumonia each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 52,000 people in the United States die each year of pneumonia. Pneumonia explains the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this serious disease.
The kidneys are are susceptible to a variety of illnesses and disorders. Although many kidney diseases can be successfully treated, early detection is crucial, and symptoms of kidney disease often go unnoticed until the late stages of an illness. The National Kidney Foundation estimates that 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and that millions more are at risk and do not know it. The Encyclopedia of Kidney Diseases and Disorders contains more than 100 detailed articles covering all aspects of the kidneys and kidney diseases. This comprehensive new A-to-Z resource explains how the kidneys work, as well as what diseases and disorders affect them, how they can be diagnosed, and how they can be treated. Appendixes provide directories of helpful organizations and resources, as well as kidney disease statistics. Topics include: -Acute kidney injury -Diabetic nephropathy -End-stage renal disease -Hemodialysis -Kidney cancer -Kidney stones -and more.
When an individual suffers from an impulse control disorder, that person has little or no control over repeated impulsive acts, causing problems for him or her. Impulse control disorders include pathological gambling, pyromania, kleptomania, intermittent explosive disorder, and trichotillomania, or hair-pulling disorder. People with these disorders usually know their behavior is wrong or strange, but they cannot refrain from such behavior. Though each of these troubling disorders can be psychologically disabling, treatment can be usually helpful to sufferers. Impulse Control Disorders discusses the most common of these disorders, their treatments, and other psychological disorders commonly associated with them.