Health Reference: Childhood Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Edition

  • Keith Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 0780815394
  • ISBN-13: 9780780815391
  • DDC: 618.92
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released December 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This new fourth edition provides up-to-date information about common disorders that affect the physical, mental, and developmental health of school-age children. It discusses infectious diseases, asthma and allergies, cancer, diabetes, growth and developmental disorders, mental health and conduct disorders, and conditions affecting the blood, brain, muscles and bones, skin, and internal organs. Guidelines for promoting wellness and preventing injuries are also included.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Introduction to Children's Health and Safety.
1: Child Health Statistics.
2: Preparing Your Child for Visits to the Doctor.
3: How to Give Medicine to Children.
4: Recommended Childhood Vaccinations.
5: Promoting Wellness.
6: Preventing Childhood Injuries.
7: Fevers and Febrile Seizures in Children.
8: Responding to Medical Emergencies.
9: Helping Children Avoid Potential Health Problems.
Childhood Infections and Related Concerns.
10: Foodborne Illness.
11: Streptococcal Bacterial Infections.
12: Other Bacterial Infections.
13: Viral Infections.
14: Parasitic and Fungal Infections.
15: Other Diseases Associated with Infections.
Medical Conditions Appearing in Childhood.
16: Allergies in Children.
17: Blood and Circulatory Disorders in Children.
18: Cancer in Children.
19: Cardiovascular Disorders in Children.
20: Diabetes in Children.
21: Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders in Children.
22: Endocrine and Growth Disorders in Children.
23: Gastrointestinal Disorders in Children.
24: Kidney and Urologic Disorders in Children.
25: Liver Disorders in Children.
26: Musculoskeletal Disorders in Children.
27: Neurological Disorders in Children.
28: Respiratory and Lung Conditions in Children.
29: Skin Conditions in Children.
30: Vision and Eye Problems in Children.
Developmental and Pediatric Mental Health Concerns.
31: Autism Spectrum Disorders.
32: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
33: Conduct and Oppositional Disorders.
34: Developmental Disorders and Disorders That Affect Learning.
35: Fragile X Syndrome.
36: Mental Health Disorders in Children.
Additional Help and Information.
37: Glossary of Terms Related to Childhood Diseases and Disorders.
38: Resource List for Parents and Caregivers.