eBook The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors and Their Care Givers, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1573027529
  • ISBN-13: 9781573027526
  • DDC: 618.97003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2588 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released May 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Overview

The Gale Encyclopedia Of Senior Health: A Guide For Seniors And Their Caregivers, 2nd edition, is a four-color, five-volume set of over 650 entries and presents authoritative, comprehensive information on all aspects of senior health. Entries follow the format of Gale health/medicine titles and cover a variety of issues related to aging: diseases/conditions; treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery; aging, general health, and death/dying; preventative lifestyle choices; and community and caregiving options. Over 400 tables and illustrations, a new foreword and thematic outline, a glossary, a list of organizations, and an index complete the set.

Features and Benefits

  • The set's 664 entries are written by medical writers and healthcare professionals.
  • Over 400 images, including approximately 250 color photos and nearly 200 tables/charts/illustrations/graphs, illustrate the set.
  • Key Terms sidebars provide definitions to specialized vocabulary used within the text.
  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor sidebars encourage readers to discuss specific concerns about diagnosis, treatment, and care with their healthcare providers.
  • Special concerns for seniors sections inform readers about specific issues relevant to seniors in entries explaining broader health topics.
  • A list of organizations, a glossary of all key terms, and an index in the back matter guide readers to additional health/support resources, offer a comprehensive definition of key terms, and allow for searchability within the set.

What's New

  • 73 new entries and 229 updated entries offer new information on continually changing issues in senior health diagnosis, care, and prevention.
  • Added entries on such topics as "Clostridium difficile," “End-of-Life Decision Making,” “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” and “Prescription Drug Misuse” address many growing concerns and challenges that seniors face.
  • Classic entries have updated bibliographies and updated statistics where needed so that every entry has at least some added value over the last edition.
  • 105 new color images and 179 new and updated tables/charts/graphs offer current and relevant health statistics.
  • New front matter features--foreword and thematic outline--contextualize the set and allow readers to identify entries based on theme and/or category.
  • At the end of each entry see also references direct reader to related entries within the product.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1573027464 | ISBN-13: 9781573027465

Reviews

“The second edition of this four-color, five-volume set continues to be a highly readable, jargon-free, and beautifully illustrated reference on all aspects of senior health. Aimed at 9th grade to college senior readers, according to the publisher, these and other qualities make it a desirable addition to high school, college, and public libraries, as well as special libraries for seniors and health professionals.”

— American Reference Books Annual

“A very useful resource for anyone concerned with the care of the aging. The rapidly growing population of seniors will make this an essential resource for most public libraries.”

— Booklist

"This five-volume, color-illustrated reference for general readers and students in high school and up explains medical terms and concepts in plain language. "

— Aja Kooistra

“Materials related to health—diet, exercise, disorders, pharmaceuticals—feature heavily both in library circulation statistics and in remaining reference collections. . . . the work will be of use to families as well as in public libraries and in academic collections serving students of gerontology and social work.”

— Library Journal

Table of Contents

AARP.
Abdominoplasty.
Abscess.
Accountable care organizations.
Acetaminophen.
Activities of daily living evaluation.
Acupressure.
Acupuncture.
Adjustment disorders.
Administration of medication.
Adult day care.
Advance directives.
Advanced practice nurse.
Aerobic exercise.
Age-related macular degeneration.
Aging.
AIDS.
AIDS counseling.
Alcohol abuse.
Allergies.
Allergy tests.
Aloe.
Alopecia.
Alpha1-adrenergic blockers.
Alpha hydroxy acids.
Alzheimer’s disease.
Ambulatory blood pressure.
Americans with Disabilities Act.
Aminoglycosides.
Amputation.
Amyloidosis.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Analgesics.
Anemia.
Anesthesia, general.
Anesthesia, local.
Anesthesiologist’s role.
Aneurysm.
Angina pectoris.
Angiography.
Angioplasty.
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors.
Ankle-brachial index.
Anoxia.
Antacids.
Antiangina drugs.
Antianxiety drugs.
Antiarrhythmic drugs.
Antibiotics.
Anticancer drugs.
Anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs.
Anticonvulsant drugs.
Antidementia drugs.
Antidepressant drugs, SSRI.
Antidepressants, tricyclic.
Antidiabetic drugs.
Antidiarrheal drugs.
Antifungal drugs, topical.
Antihistamines.
Antihypertension drugs.
Anti-insomnia drugs.
Anti-itch drugs.
Antioxidants.
Antiparkinson drugs.
Antipsychotic drugs.
Antiretroviral drugs.
Antituberculosis drugs.
Antiviral drugs.
Anxiety.
Aortic dissection.
Aortic valve stenosis.
Aphasia.
Arrhythmias.
Arterial line.
Arteriovenous fistula.
Arteriovenous malformations.
Aspiration.
Aspirin.
Assisted living facilities.
Asthma.
Atherosclerosis.
Atrial fibrillation and flutter.
Audiometry.
Autoimmune disease tests.
Autoimmune disorders.
Autonomic disorders.
Autonomy.
Autopsy.
Back and neck pain, physical therapy or.
Back curves.
Bacteremia.
Bacterial infections.
Balance and coordination tests.
Barbiturates.
Bariatric surgery.
Barium enema.
Behcet’s syndrome.
Benzodiazepines.
Bereavement counseling.
Beta blockers.
Beta glucans.
Biofeedback.
Bipolar disorder.
Bladder cancer.
Bladder infection.
Bladder stones.
Bladder training.
Bladder ultrasound.
Blepharoplasty.
Blindness.
Blood clots.
Blood pressure.
Blood sugar tests.
Body mass index.
Boils.
Bone density test.
Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.
Bone scan.
Botox injection.
Brain and central nervous system tumors.
Breast biopsy.
Breast cancer.
Breast implants.
Breast reconstruction.
Breast self-examination.
Breathing problems.
Bronchitis.
Bronchodilators.
Bronchoscopy.
Bruising.
Bursitis.
Cachexia (wasting).
Caffeine.
Calcium.
Calcium channel blockers.
Calcium supplements.
Cancer.
Cancer therapy, supportive.
Carbohydrates.
Cardiac ablation.
Cardiac bypass surgery.
Cardiac catheterization.
Cardiac monitor.
Cardiac rehabilitation.
Cardiac surgery.
Cardiac valve surgery.
Cardiomyopathy.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Cardioversion.
Caregiver.
Carotid artery disease.
Carotid ultrasound.
Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Case management.
Cataracts.
Catheterization, female.
Catheterization, male.
Celiac disease.
Cellulitis (infection).
Cephalosporins.
Cervical cancer.
Cervical spondylosis.
Chemotherapy.
Chest CT scan.
Chest physical therapy.
Chest x-ray.
Chiropractic.
Cholesterol-reducing drugs.
Cholesterol test.
Chronic kidney disease.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Cinnamon.
Circulatory problems.
Cirrhosis.
Clinical nurse specialist.
Clinical trials.
Clostridium difficile.
Collagen injection.
Colon cancer.
Colonoscopy.
Colostomy.
Colostomy care.
Coma.
Commercial prescription programs.
Common cold.
Community health programs.
Community nutrition.
Community social programs.
Complete blood count.
Congestive heart failure.
Conservatorship.
Constipation.
Contact dermatitis.
Corneal diseases.
Coronary artery disease.
Cortisone.
Cosmetic surgery.
COX-2 inhibitors.
CT scans.
Cushing’s syndrome.
Cystitis.
Death and dying.
Deconditioning.
Deep vein thrombosis.
Dehydration.
Delirium.
Dementia.
Dental health and hygiene.
Dental implants.
Denture care.
Depression.
Dermatitis.
Dermatologist.
DHEA.
Diabetes insipidus.
Diabetes mellitus.
Diabetic foot infections.
Diabetic nephropathy.
Diabetic neuropathy.
Diabetic retinopathy.
Dialysis technology.
Diarrhea.
Diet.
Diet and cancer.
Diet and lifestyle.
Diet and mental health.
Dietary assessment.
Dietary counseling.
Dietary intake and nutrition status.
Dietary supplements.
Dietetics.
Dietician.
Discharge from the hospital.
Dislocations and subluxations.
Diuretics.
Diverticulosis and diverticulitis.
Dizziness.
Do not resuscitate (DNR) order.
Doctor of osteopathy.
Driver safety.
Drug interactions.
Dry eye.
Dry mouth.
Dry skin.
Ear irrigation.
Echocardiography.
Edema.
Elder abuse.
Electrocardiography.
Electroconvulsive therapy.
Electroencephalography.
Electrolyte balance.
Electrolyte tests.
Emergency health services.
Emergency medical technician.
Emphysema.
Encephalitis.
End-of-life decision making.
Endometrial cancer.
Endoscopy.
Endotracheal tube management.
Enemas.
Erectile dysfunction.
Esophageal cancer.
Estrogen.
Exercise.
Eye examination.
Eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Eyedrop instillation.
Eyelid disorders.
Face lift.
Fainting.
Falls.
Family relationships.
Fatigue.
Fatty liver.
Fecal incontinence.
Fibromyalgia.
Financial management.
Finding a surgeon.
Floaters.
Folic acid.
Food allergies.
Food intolerance.
Foot care.
Fungal culture.
Fungal infections.
Gait and balance assessment.
Gait and balance problems.
Gallbladder cancer.
Gallstones.
Gambling.
Gangrene.
Garlic.
Gastroenteritis.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Gastroesophageal reflux scan.
Generalized anxiety disorder.
Geriatric assessment tests.
Geriatric nutrition.
Geriatrics and gerontology.
GI bleeding.
GI bleeding studies.
Gingivitis.
Ginkgo biloba.
Glaucoma.
Glucosamine.
Gluten-free diet.
Glycemic index/glycemic load.
Gout.
Gout drugs.
H-2 receptor blockers.
Head injury.
Headache.
Healthcare financing.
Health care, quality.
Health history.
Health maintenance organizations (HMOs).
Health Resources and Services.
Administration.
Hearing aids.
Hearing loss.
Heart attack.
Heartburn.
Heart disease.
Heart valve repair.
Heatstroke.
Helicobacter pylori infection.
Hematologist.
Hematoma.
Hemochromatosis.
Hemorrhoids.
Hepatitis.
Hernia.
High cholesterol.
High-fiber diet.
Hip fractures.
Hip fractures rehabilitation.
Hip replacement.
Hip revision surgery.
Hodgkin lymphoma.
Holter monitoring.
Home care.
Home health aide.
Home safety.
Homeopathic medicine.
Hormone replacement therapy.
Hospices.
Household management.
Hydrotherapy.
Hyperlipoproteinemia.
Hyperparathyroidism.
Hypertension.
Hyperthyroidism.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Hypoglycemia.
Hypotension.
Hypothyroidism.
Hysterectomy.
Immune system.
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.
Independence.
Infection control.
Infectious diseases.
Influenza.
Influenza vaccination.
Informed consent.
Inhalation therapies.
Insomnia.
Insulin.
Intravenous fluid.
Intravenous medication administration.
Intravenous nutrition.
Iron deficiency anemia.
Iron tests.
Irritable bowel syndrome.
Ischemia.
Isolation.
Itching.
Joint integrity and function.
Joint mobilization and manipulation.
Kidney cancer.
Kidney function tests.
Kidney nuclear medicine scan.
Kidney stones.
Kidney transplantation.
Kidney, ureter, and bladder x-ray study.
Knee joint replacement.
Knee problems.
Lactose intolerance.
Laxatives.
Leukemias, acute.
Leukemias, chronic.
Lice infestation.
Licensed practical nurse.
Liposuction.
Liver biopsy.
Liver cancer.
Liver function tests.
Liver-spleen scan.
Liver transplantation.
Living will.
Long-term care.
Low back pain.
Low-cholesterol diet.
Lower limb prostheses.
Low-fat diet.
Low-sodium diet.
Low testosterone.
Low vision.
Lumpectomy.
Lung biopsy.
Lung cancer, non-small cell.
Lung cancer, small cell.
Lupus.
Lyme disease.
Lymphedema.
Magnesium imbalance.
Magnetic resonance imaging.
Malignant melanoma.
Malnutrition.
Mammogram.
Managed care plans.
Marijuana.
Massage therapy.
Mastectomy.
Meals on Wheels.
Medicaid.
Medical billing.
Medical ethics.
Medical futility.
Medicare.
Medicare prescription drug plan.
Medigap/Medicare supplemental insurance.
Melatonin.
Memory loss.
Meningitis.
Menopause.
Mental health.
Metastasis.
Middle East respiratory syndrome.
Migraine.
Mind/body medicine.
Minoxidil.
Mitral valve insufficiency.
Mitral valve prolapse.
Mitral valve stenosis.
Mobility issues.
Motor neuron disease.
Movement therapy.
MRSA infection.
Multiple myeloma.
Multiple sclerosis.
Muscle relaxants.
Myelodysplasia.
Myocarditis.
Nail fungus.
Nail removal.
National Institute on Aging.
Naturopaths.
Neuralgia.
Neurologic examination.
Neuromuscular physical therapy.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Nuclear stress test.
Nursing assistant.
Nursing homes.
Nutrition and healthy aging.
Nutritional supplements.
Nutritionist.
Obesity.
Occupational therapy.
Omega-3 fatty acids.
Oncology.
Optometry.
Oral cancers.
Oral hygiene.
Organ and tissue donation.
Osteoarthritis.
Osteopathy.
Osteoporosis.
Ovarian cancer.
Overactive bladder.
Overdose.
Oxygen/ozone therapy.
Pacemakers.
Paget’s disease of bone.
Pain.
Pain management.
Palliative care.
Pancreatic cancer, endocrine.
Pancreatic cancer, exocrine.
Panic disorder.
Pap test.
Paralysis.
Parathyroid scan.
Parkinson’s disease.
Patient confidentiality.
Patient education.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Patient representation.
Patient rights.
Pelvic organ prolapse.
Pericarditis.
Periodic limb movement disorder.
Peripheral artery disease.
Peripheral vision loss.
Persistent vegetative state.
Personal hygiene.
Personality disorders.
Pharmacist.
Pharmacology.
Physical therapist.
Physical therapy.
Physical therapy assistant.
Physician-assisted dying.
Pinched nerve.
Pleural effusion.
Pneumonia.
Polymyalgia rheumatica.
Polymyositis.
Positron emission tomography.
Postoperative care.
Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Prayer and spirituality.
Prebiotics.
Preferred provider organizations (PPOs).
Preoperative cardiac assessment.
Preoperative care.
Presbyopia.
Prescription drug misuse.
Pressure ulcers.
Priapism.
Private insurance plans.
Probiotics.
Prostate biopsy.
Prostate cancer.
Prostate enlargement.
Prostate ultrasound.
Proton pump inhibitors.
Psoriasis.
Psychological and social issues.
Psychoses.
Pulmonary embolism.
Pulmonary fibrosis.
Pulmonary hypertension.
Pulmonary rehabilitation.
Reconciliation.
Recovery at home.
Recovery room.
Registered nurse.
Rehabilitation.
Relationships.
Relaxation.
Respiratory failure.
Respite care.
Restless legs syndrome.
Retinal detachment.
Rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatologist.
Rosacea.
Sarcoidosis.
Sarcomas.
Saw palmetto.
Scabies.
Sciatica.
Scleroderma.
Seborrheic dermatitis.
Seizure disorder.
Senior health.
Senior travel.
Sepsis.
Sexual dysfunction.
Sexually transmitted diseases.
Sexually transmitted diseases cultures.
Shiatsu.
Shingles.
Sildenafil citrate.
Sjögren’s syndrome.
Skin cancer.
Skin culture.
Skin lesion removal.
Skin lesions.
Sleep apnea.
Sleep disorders.
Smoking.
Smoking cessation.
Snoring surgery.
Social Security.
Social work in health care.
Sodium.
Speech problems.
Spinal cord injury.
Spinal stenosis.
Staphylococcal infections.
Stem cell therapy.
Steroids.
Stomach cancer.
Streptococcal disease.
Stress.
Stress test.
Stroke.
Substance abuse and dependence.
Substance abuse counseling.
Sugar.
Suicide.
Surgery and the elderly.
Surgical risks.
Swallowing problems.
Tai chi.
Talking with your doctor.
Teeth whitening.
Tendinitis.
Testicular self-examination.
Tetanus.
Therapeutic exercise.
Thoracic surgery.
Thrombocytopenia.
Thrombocytosis.
Thrombolytic therapy.
Thyroid cancer.
Thyroid function tests.
Thyroid nuclear medicine scan.
Thyroid ultrasound.
Tinnitus.
Tracheotomy.
Transient blindness.
Transient ischemic attacks.
Transplant surgery.
Trigger finger.
Tube feeding.
Tuberculosis.
Ulcers.
Upper GI exam.
Upper GI series.
Urinary incontinence.
Urinary tract infection.
Urine culture.
Vaccinations.
Varicose veins.
Ventilators.
Ventricular fibrillation.
Ventricular tachycardia.
Veterans Health Administration.
VFW.
Viruses.
Vision disorders.
Visual impairment.
Vital signs.
Vitamin B12.
Vitamin C.
Vitamin D.
Vitamin E.
Vitamin K.
Vitamins.
Walking problems.
Water exercise.
Weight loss.
Wheelchair prescription.
Withdrawing support.
Wound care.
Wrinkles.
Yoga.
Zinc.