Encyclopedia of Global Health, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412963850
  • ISBN-13: 9781412963855
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2284 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

  • Price:  Sign in for price

About

Overview

The Encyclopedia of Global Health is a comprehensive, one- stop reference to a broad array of health topics worldwide. Encompassing four volumes with more than 1,200 articles, the Encyclopedia covers all aspects of health, including physical and mental health entries, biographies of major doctors and researchers, profiles of medical institutions, organizations, and corporations, descriptions of drugs and operations, articles on national health policies, and thematic health topics in the humanities.

Key Features

  • Offers a truly global approach by giving the current health status in each country of five continents
  • Compares the mortality rates of infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases in developing and developed countries
  • Presents a historical context for important changes and issues in global health and serves as a foundation of knowledge
  • Examines how mental health and related conditions in developing countries are increasing toward the level in developed countries
  • Ties the curriculum in related health disciplines from biology, to psychology, to psychopharmacology
  • Provides a glossary of health definitions, extensive cross-references to related topics, and thorough bibliographic citations

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About the General Editor.
Introduction.
Reader's Guide.
List of Articles.
List of Contributors.
Chronology.
1: Abortion.
2: Abse, Dannie (1923– ).
3: Acid Reflux.
4: Acne.
5: Acoustic Neuroma.
6: Acquired Immunity.
7: Acquired Mutation.
8: Active Immunity.
9: Activities of Daily Living (ADL).
10: Acupuncture.
11: Addison's Disease.
12: Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
13: Administration on Aging (AoA).
14: Adolescent Development.
15: Adolescent Health.
16: Adoption Medicine.
17: Adrenocortical Carcinoma.
18: Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA).
19: Adult Immunization.
20: Aerospace Medicine.
21: Afghanistan.
22: African-American Health.
23: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
24: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
25: Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
26: AIDS.
27: AIDS and Infections.
28: AIDS and Pregnancy.
29: AIDS, Living with.
30: AIDS-Related Malignancies.
31: Air Pollution.
32: Albania.
33: Alcohol and Youth.
34: Alcohol Consumption.
35: Alcoholism.
36: Algeria.
37: Allele.
38: Allergy.
39: Allograft.
40: Allopathy.
41: Alpha Error.
42: Alternative Medicine.
43: Alzheimer's Association.
44: Alzheimer's Caregivers.
45: Alzheimer's Disease.
46: Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center.
47: Amblyopia.
48: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP).
49: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
50: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
51: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).
52: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).
53: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
54: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).
55: American Association for Health Education (AAHE).
56: American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).
57: American Cancer Society (ACS).
58: American College Health Association (ACHA).
59: American College of Epidemiology (ACE).
60: American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).
61: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
62: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
63: American College of Physicians (ACP).
64: American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM).
65: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
66: American College of Surgeons (ACS).
67: American Council for Fitness and Nutrition (ACFN).
68: American Dental Association (ADA).
69: American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA).
70: American Diabetes Association (ADA).
71: American Fertility Association (AFA).
72: American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
73: American Health Care Association (AHCA).
74: American Heart Association (AHA).
75: American Lung Association (ALA).
76: American Medical Association (AMA).
77: American Medical Women's Association (AMWA).
78: American Nurses Association (ANA).
79: American Obesity Association (AOA).
80: American Osteopathic Association.
81: American Pharmacists Association (APhA).
82: American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).
83: American Pregnancy Association (APA).
84: American Psychological Association (APA).
85: American Public Health Association (APHA).
86: American Red Cross.
87: American Social Health Association (ASHA).
88: American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
89: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
90: American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
91: American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG).
92: American Society on Aging (ASA).
93: American Urological Association (AUA).
94: Ames, Bruce (1928– ).
95: Amphetamines.
96: Amputees.
97: Anabolic Steroids.
98: Anal Cancer.
99: Anal/Rectal Diseases.
100: Andorra.
101: Anemia.
102: Aneurysms.
103: Angina.
104: Angioplasty.
105: Angola.
106: Anorexia Nervosa.
107: Anthrax.
108: Antibiotics.
109: Antigua and Barbuda.
110: Antioxidants.
111: Anxiety Disorders.
112: Aphasia.
113: Appendicitis.
114: Argentina.
115: Armenia.
116: Arrhythmia.
117: Arteriosclerosis.
118: Arthritis.
119: Artificial Limbs.
120: Asbestos/Asbestosis.
121: Asian-American Health.
122: Association for International Cancer Research (AICR).
123: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP).
124: Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH).
125: Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).
126: Asthma.
127: Asthma in Children.
128: Attention Deficit Disorder.
129: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
130: Australia.
131: Austria.
132: Autism.
133: Autoimmune Diseases (General).
134: Avery, Oswald Theodore (1877–1955).
135: Axelrod, Julius (1912–2004).
136: Azerbaijan.
137: Background Radiation.
138: Back Injuries.
139: Back Pain.
140: Bacterial Infections.
141: Bacteriology.
142: Bahamas.
143: Bahrain.
144: Bangladesh.
145: Barbados.
146: Base Excision Repair.
147: Base Pair.
148: Base Sequence.
149: Beals, Rodney K. (1931– ).
150: Beijerinck, Martinus W. (1851–1931).
151: Belarus.
152: Belgium.
153: Belize.
154: Bell, Charles (1774–1842).
155: Bell's Palsy.
156: Benin.
157: Bereavement.
158: Beriberi.
159: Beta Error.
160: Bhutan.
161: Bile Duct Cancer.
162: Biochemistry.
163: Biodefense.
164: Biofeedback.
165: Bioinformatics.
166: Biological and Chemical Weapons.
167: Biomarker.
168: Biosafety.
169: Bioterrorism.
170: Biotherapy.
171: Bird Flu.
172: Birth Cohort.
173: Birth Control/Contraception.
174: Birth Defects.
175: Birthmarks.
176: Birth Rate.
177: Bisexual.
178: Blackwell, Elizabeth (1821–1910).
179: Bladder Cancer.
180: Bladder Diseases.
181: Bleeding Disorders.
182: Blepharitis.
183: Blepharospasm.
184: Blindness.
185: Blood/Blood Transfusion.
186: Body Cell Mass.
187: Body Mass Index.
188: Body Surface Area.
189: Bolivia.