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The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0028666704
  • ISBN-13: 9780028666709
  • DDC: 362.103
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1316 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2013
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020
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Overview

The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health is an authoritative source on public health issues. Topics focus on health crises affecting the public at large, ranging from epidemic (local) and pandemic (widespread) diseases (H1N1, Malaria, food-borne illnesses, West Nile etc.); chronic conditions such as famine, malnutrition, cancer and diabetes; and social issues such as sexual abuse, obesity, bullying and new substance abuse issues, plus much more. Entries describe the origin and spread of the issue, public and government reaction and response, and treatments and preventive measures. Entries also include resources for further information, full-color illustrations and photographs, statistical tables, and Key Terms sidebars; the book also provides contact information for organizations and government programs, a glossary, cross references, and an index.

Features and Benefits

  • Consistent with all of the "Gale Encyclopedia Of" health titles.
  • Straight alphabetical arrangement of topics.
  • Cross-references placed throughout the Encyclopedia direct readers to primary entries from alternate names, drug brand names, and related topics.
  • Lists of Key Terms are provided where appropriate to define unfamiliar terms or concepts.
  • A glossary of key terms is also included at the back of Volume 2.
  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor sidebars provide sample questions that patients can ask their physicians.
  • Biographies of key people recognized for their important work in the field of mental health are profiled in entry sidebars.
  • Resources at the end of every entry direct readers to additional sources of information on a topic.
  • Valuable contact information for organizations and support groups is included with each entry and compiled in the back of Volume 2.
  • A comprehensive general index guides readers to all topics mentioned in the text.
  • 229 color photographs, illustrations, charts, and tables.
  • Standard structure and headings for each entry: Disorders and conditions; Drugs; Tests and procedures; Treatments and therapies; Other areas of discussion include Origins, Benefits, Research and general acceptance, and Training and certification, when applicable.

What's New

  • 30 new entries: Animal abuse; Antibiotic stewardship; Antiviral drugs; Anxiety disorders; Chikungunya virus; Chlamydia; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Chronic wasting disease; Community-based participatory research (CBPR); Depression; Disease outbreaks; Disruptive behavior disorders; Food allergies; Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Gaming; Gun violence as a public health issue; Healthy People 2020; Mapping in public health; Marijuana; Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); Middle East respiratory syndrome; Multiple sclerosis; National Institutes of Health; Opioid epidemic; Piercing and tattoos; Telehealth; U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF); Universal health care; Vaping/e-cigarettes; Zika fever.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028666712 | ISBN-13: 9780028666716

Table of Contents

AARP.
Abortion.
Acrylamide.
Addiction.
Aging.
AIDS.
Air pollution.
Alcohol use disorder.
Allergies.
Amebiasis.
American Public Health Association.
Animal abuse.
Anthrax.
Antibiotic stewardship.
Antibiotics.
Antimicrobial resistance.
Antiviral drugs.
Anxiety disorders.
Asbestosis.
Assessment Protocol for Excellence in Public Health (APEX-PH).
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).
Asthma.
Autism.
Avian flu.
Bedbug infestation.
Behavioral health.
Birth defects.
Bisphenol A (BPA).
Black lung disease.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
Brucellosis.
Bullying.
Burns.
Campylobacteriosis.
Cancer.
Car seats.
Carbon monoxide poisoning.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Chagas disease.
Chemical poisoning.
Chikungunya.
Child abuse.
Child labor laws.
Childhood obesity.
Children's health.
Chlamydia.
Chlorination.
Cholera.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Chronic wasting disease.
Clostridium.
Community based participatory research (CBPR).
Community development workers.
Community health assessment.
Community health improvement process (CHIP).
Community health.
Community mental health.
Concussion.
Consumer safety.
Contraception and birth control.
Correctional health.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Cytomegalovirus.
Defibrillation.
Dengue fever.
Dental health.
Department of Health and Human Services.
Depression.
Diabetes mellitus.
Diphtheria.
Disease outbreaks.
Disruptive behavior disorder.
Distracted driving.
Domestic abuse.
Dracunculiasis infection.
Drinking water.
Drug resistance.
Dysentery.
Eating disorders.
Ebola virus disease.
Economic and financial stress.
Emergency health services.
Emergency preparedness.
Emerging diseases.
Encephalitis.
Environmental disasters.
Environmental health.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Environmental toxins.
Epstein-Barr virus.
Escherichia coli.
Essential medicines.
Ethics and legal issues of public health.
Evidence-based policy.
Famine.
Federally qualified health centers.
Female genital mutilation.
Fetal alcohol syndrome.
Filariasis.
Food additives.
Food allergies.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Food contamination.
Food fortification.
Fungal infections.
Gaming.
Genetic testing and counseling.
Genetically modified food.
Genomics.
Germ theory.
Global public health.
Gun violence as a public health issue.
H1N1 influenza A (Swine Flu).
Haemophilus influenzae type b.
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease.
Handwashing.
Hantavirus infections.
Health commissioners.
Health departments.
Health education.
Health inspectors.
Health literacy.
Health policy.
Healthy Cities.
Healthy Lives, Healthy People.
Healthy People 2020.
Hearing loss.
Heart disease.
Helminthiasis.
Hepatitis.
Herpes.
Hill-Burton Act.
Human papilloma virus (HPV).
Human rights.
Human trafficking.
Hunger and undernutrition.
Hygiene.
Hypertension.
Immunization.
Infant nutrition.
Infection control.
Infectious disease.
Infertility.
Infestations.
Influenza.
Insecticide poisoning.
Intestinal disorders.
Ionizing radiation.
Irradiated food.
Joint replacement.
K-2 synthetic marijuana (spice).
Legionnaires' disease.
Leishmaniasis.
Leprosy.
Leptospirosis.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health.
Life expectancy.
Listeriosis.
Lyme disease.
Malaria.
Mapping in public health.
Marijuana.
Measles.
Medicaid and Medicare.
Medical waste.
Melamine.
Men's health.
Meningitis.
Methamphetamine.
Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Miasma.
Middle East respiratory syndrome.
Migrant farm workers.
Military and veteran health.
Millennium Development Goals.
Minority health.
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP).
Mold.
Mortality and morbidity.
Multiple sclerosis.
Mumps.
Mycobacterium.
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).
National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH).
National Institute of Mental Health.
National Institutes of Health.
Natural disasters.
Needles and syringes.
Noise pollution.
Noroviruses.
Nutrition.
Obesity.
Occupational health.
Onchocerciasis.
Opioid epidemic.
Organ donation and transplantation.
Pain.
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Pandemic.
Parasites.
Parrot fever .
Pasteurization.
Physical activity.
Piercing and tattoos.
Plague.
Pneumonia.
Poisoning.
Polio.
Population.
Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Poverty.
Prevention.
Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).
Public health administration.
Public health engineers.
Public Health Foundation (PHF).
Public health nurses.
Q fever.
Quarantine and isolation.
Rabies.
Radiation.
Refugee health.
Reproductive health.
Ringworm.
Risk factors and assessment.
Road traffic safety.
Rotavirus.
Rubella.
Rural health.
Safe sex.
Salmonella.
Sanitation.
Scarlet fever.
Schistosomiasis.
School health.
Scurvy.
Secondhand smoke.
Senior health.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
Sexual assault.
Sexually transmitted diseases.
Shigellosis.
Shingles.
Sick building syndrome.
Sleep deprivation.
Smallpox.
Smoking.
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE).
Sociologists.
Sodium.
Staphylococcal infections.
Stress.
Stroke.
Substance abuse and dependence.
Suicide.
Sun protection.
Syphilis.
Telehealth.
Tetanus.
Tobacco control.
Trachoma.
Travel health.
Tuberculosis.
Tularemia.
Typhoid fever.
Typhus.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
United States Public Health Service (USPHS).
Universal health care.
Vaccination.
Vaping/e-cigarettes.
Veterinary medicine.
Violence.
Visual health.
Vitamins.
Vulnerable populations.
Water.
West Nile virus.
Whooping cough.
Women's health.
Workplace safety.
World Health Organization (WHO).
Yellow fever.
Zika fever.
Zoonosis.