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The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors and Their Care Givers, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0028677579
  • ISBN-13: 9780028677576
  • DDC: 618.97003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2630 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2009
  • Original Copyright 2021 | Available January 2021
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Overview

The third edition of the Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health provides an updated, comprehensive survey of more than 700 entries with topics covering a variety of issues related to aging and the elderly in five main entry types: diseases/conditions; treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery; aging, general health, and death and dying; preventative lifestyle choices; and community and care-giving options. It presents authoritative, comprehensive information on all aspects of senior health. Entries follow the standardized and balanced format of all the titles in the Gale Encyclopedia of … health and medical line. Most entries include sidebars defining Key Terms and listing Questions to Ask Your Doctor. This edition includes new entries, updated entries, more than 500 color images and illustrations, a medical glossary, an appendix of organizations, and a comprehensive index.

Features and Benefits

  • Alphabetically arranged entries, with cross references, full color photos, and tables, charts, illustrations, and graphs provide a user-friendly format that makes the broad scope of information easy to access and decipher.
  • Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific subjects, and define key terms.
  • Longer entries conclude with a bibliography.
  • Also includes a general index and glossary.

What's New

  • Many new photographs and illustrations
  • 40 new entries, including "Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)"
  • 127 fully updated entries
  • 537 entries with updated bibliographies
  • 331 photographs
  • 175 tables, charts, and graphs

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028677110 | ISBN-13: 9780028677118

Table of Contents

AARP.
Abdominal CT.
Abdominoplasty.
Abscess.
Accountable care organizations.
ACE inhibitors.
Acetaminophen.
Activities of daily living evaluation.
Acupressure.
Acupuncture.
Adjustment disorders.
Administration of medication.
Adult day care.
Advance directives.
Advanced practice nurse.
Aerobic exercise.
Affordable Care Act.
Ageism.
Age-related macular degeneration.
Aging.
Aging in place.
AIDS.
AIDS counseling.
Alcohol abuse.
Allergies.
Allergy tests.
Aloe.
Alopecia.
Alpha hydroxy acids.
Alpha1-adrenergic blockers.
ALS.
Alzheimer's disease.
Ambulatory blood pressure.
AMD.
American Association of Retired Persons.
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.
Anticholinergic 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.
Antimicrobial agents.
Antioxidants.
Antiparkinson drugs.
Antipsychotic drugs.
Antiretroviral drugs.
Antituberculosis drugs.
Antiviral drugs.
Anxiety.
Aortic aneurysm.
Aortic dissection.
Aortic valve stenosis.
Aphasia.
Appendicitis.
ARBs.
Arrhythmias.
Arterial line.
Arteriovenous fistula.
Arteriovenous malformations.
Arthritis.
Asian flu.
Aspiration.
Aspirin.
Assisted living facilities.
Assistive technologies.
Asthma.
Atherosclerosis.
Atrial fibrillation and flutter.
Audiometry.
Autoimmune disease tests.
Autoimmune disorders.
Autonomic disorders.
Autonomy.
Autopsy.
Back and neck pain, physical therapy for.
Back curves.
Back pain.
Bacteremia.
Bacterial infections.
Bacterial meningitis.
Balance and coordination tests.
Balance assessment.
Balance problems.
Baldness.
Barbiturates.
Bariatric surgery.
Barium enema.
Bed sores.
Bedbug infestation.
Behcet's syndrome.
Belpharitis.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Benzodiazepines.
Bereavement counseling.
Beta blockers.
Beta glucans.
Biofeedback.
Biopsy.
Bipolar disorder.
Bladder cancer.
Bladder infection.
Bladder stones.
Bladder training.
Bladder ultrasound.
Blepharoplasty.
Blindness.
Blood clots.
Blood pressure.
Blood sugar tests.
Body mass index (BMI).
Boils.
Bone cancer.
Bone density test.
Bone fracture and healing.
Bone loss.
Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.
Bone scan.
Botox injection.
Botulinum toxin injections.
Brain and central nervous system tumors.
Brain aneurysm.
Breast biopsy.
Breast cancer.
Breast implants.
Breast radiography.
Breast reconstruction.
Breast self-examination.
Breathing problems.
Bronchitis.
Bronchodilators.
Bronchoscopy.
Bruising.
Bulla.
Bunions.
Burkitt's lymphoma.
Bursitis.
C. diff.
Cachexia (wasting).
Caffeine.
Calcium.
Calcium channel blockers.
Calcium supplements.
Cancer.
Cancer therapy, supportive.
Carbohydrates.
Cardiac ablation.
Cardiac assessment.
Cardiac bypass surgery.
Cardiac catheterization.
Cardiac monitor.
Cardiac rehabilitation.
Cardiac surgery.
Cardiac valve surgery.
Cardiomyopathy.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Cardiovascular hypertension.
Cardioversion.
Caregiver.
Carotid artery disease.
Carotid ultrasound.
Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Case management.
CAT scan.
Cataracts.
Catheterization, female.
Catheterization, male.
CBC.
Celiac disease.
Cellulitis (infection).
Central nervous system tumors.
Cephalosporins.
Cerebral aneurysm.
Certified nurse assistant.
Cervical cancer.
Cervical radiculopathy.
Cervical spondylosis.
Chemotherapy.
Chest CT scan.
Chest pain.
Chest physical therapy.
Chest x ray.
Chiropractic.
Cholesterol.
Cholesterol test.
Cholesterol-reducing drugs.
Chronic kidney disease.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Cinnamon.
Circulatory problems.
Cirrhosis.
Clinical nurse specialist.
Clinical trials.
Clostridium difficile.
Clotting disorders.
Coagulopathies.
Cognitive health.
Cold.
Collagen injection.
Colon cancer.
Colonoscopy.
Colorectal cancer.
Colostomy.
Colostomy care.
Coma.
Commercial prescription programs.
Common cold.
Community health programs.
Community nutrition.
Community social programs.
Complete blood count.
Compression garments.
Computed tomography scans.
Computerized axial tomography.
Congestive heart failure.
Conservatorship.
Constipation.
Contact dermatitis.
Contact lenses.
Coordination tests.
COPD.
Corneal diseases.
Coronary artery disease.
Coronary heart disease.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Corticosteroids.
Cortisone.
Cosmetic surgery.
COVID-19.
COX-2 inhibitors.
CPR.
CREST syndrome.
CT scans.
Cultures for sexually transmitted diseases.
Curvature of the spine.
Cushing's syndrome.
Cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitors.
Cystitis.
Death and dying.
Deconditioning.
Deep vein thrombosis.
Degenerative arthritis.
Dehydration.
Delirium.
Delusions.
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.
Dietitian.
Digoxin.
Discharge from the hospital.
Dislocations and subluxations.
Diuretics.
Diverticulitis.
Diverticulosis and diverticulitis.
Dizziness.
DNR.
DO.
Do not resuscitate (DNR) order.
Doctor of osteopathy.
Dowager's hump.
Driver safety.
Drug interactions.
Dry eye.
Dry mouth.
Dry skin.
Dying.
Dysphagia.
Dysphasia.
E. coli.
Ear irrigation.
Ebola.
ECG.
Echocardiography.
Eczema.
ED.
Edema.
EEG.
Ehrlichia.
EKG.
Elder abuse.
Electrocardiography.
Electroconvulsive therapy.
Electroencephalography.
Electrolyte balance.
Electrolyte tests.
Emergency health services.
Emergency medical technician.
Emphysema.
Encephalitis.
Endocrine cancer.
End-of-life decision making.
Endometrial cancer.
Endoscopy.
Endotracheal tube management.
Enemas.
Epilepsy.
Erectile dysfunction.
Esophageal cancer.
Esophageal stricture.
Estrogen.
Euthanasia.
Exercise.
Eye examination.
Eyedrop instillation.
Eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Eyelid disorders.
Face lift.
Fainting.
Falls.
Family caregiver.
Family relationships.
Fatigue.
Fatty liver.
Fecal incontinence.
Fecal transplant.
Female catheterization.
Fibromyalgia.
Financial management.
Finding a surgeon.
Floaters.
Flu.
Flu vaccination.
Folate.
Folic acid.
Food allergies.
Food intolerance .
Foot care.
Forgetfulness.
Fungal culture.
Fungal infections.
Gait and balance assessment.
Gait and balance problems.
Gallbladder cancer.
Gallstones.
Gambling.
Gangrene.
Garlic.
Gastric cancer.
Gastroenteritis.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Gastroesophageal reflux scan.
Gastrointesinal bleeding.
Gastrointestinal bleeding studies.
Gastroparesis.
Generalized anxiety disorder.
GERD.
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.
Gouty arthritis.
Grief counseling.
H-2 receptor blockers.
Hair loss.
Hallucinations.
HCM.
Head injury.
Headaches.
Health care, quality.
Health history.
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs).
Health Resources and Services Administration.
Health-care financing.
Healthy eating.
Hearing aids.
Hearing loss.
Heart attack.
Heart disease.
Heart failure.
Heart surgery.
Heart valve repair.
Heartburn.
Heatstroke.
Helicobacter pylori infection.
Helicobacteriosis.
Hematologist.
Hematoma.
Hemochromatosis.
Hemorrhoids.
Hepatitis.
Hepatitis A.
Hepatitis B.
Hepatitis C.
Herbal remedies.
Hernia.
Herpes zoster.
High blood pressure.
High cholesterol.
High-fiber diet.
Hip fractures.
Hip fractures rehabilitation.
Hip replacement.
Hip revision surgery.
HMOs.
HOCM.
Hodgkin lymphoma.
Holter monitoring.
Home care.
Home health aide.
Home safety.
Homeopathic medicine.
Hormone replacement therapy.
Hospices.
Household management.
HRT.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.
Hunchback.
Hydration.
Hydrotherapy.
Hyperlipidemia.
Hyperlipoproteinemia.
Hyperlordosis.
Hyperparathyroidism.
Hypertension.
Hyperthyroidism.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Hypoglycemia.
Hypotension.
Hypothyroidism.
Hysterectomy.
Immune system.
Immunizations.
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.
Kegel exercises.
Kidney, ureter, and bladder x-ray study.
Kidney cancer.
Kidney dialysis.
Kidney failure.
Kidney function tests.
Kidney nuclear medicine scan.
Kidney stones.
Kidney transplantation.
Knee joint replacement.
Knee problems.
Kyphosis.
Lactose intolerance.
Laxatives.
Left ventricular assistive devices.
Lethargy.
Leukemia.
Leukemias, acute.
Leukemias, chronic.
Lice infestation.
Licensed practical nurse.
Lifestyle over 50.
Liposuction.
Liver biopsy.
Liver cancer.
Liver function tests.
Liver transplantation.
Liver-spleen scan.
Living will.
Long-term care.
Lou Gehrig's disease.
Low back pain .
Low platelet count.
Low testosterone.
Low vision.
Low-cholesterol diet.
Lower GI exam.
Lower limb prostheses.
Low-fat diet.
Low-sodium diet.
LPN.
Lumbar stenosis.
Lumpectomy.
Lung biopsy.
Lung cancer, non-small cell.
Lung cancer, small cell.
Lupus.
Lyme disease.
Lymphedema.
Lymphoma.
Macular degeneration.
Magnesium imbalance.
Magnetic resonance imaging.
Male catheterization.
Malignant lymphomas.
Malignant melanoma.
Malnutrition.
Mammogram.
Managed care plans.
Manic depression.
Marijuana.
Massage therapy.
Mastectomy.
Meals on Wheels.
Medicaid.
Medical billing.
Medical ethics.
Medical futility.
Medicare.
Medicare prescription drug plan .
Medigap/Medicare supplemental insurance.
Melanoma.
Melatonin.
Memory loss.
Meningitis.
Menopause.
Mental health.
MERS.
Metastasis.
Microbiome.
Middle East respiratory syndrome.
Migraine.
Mind/body medicine.
Minimum data set assessment.
Minoxidil.
Mitral valve insufficiency.
Mitral valve prolapse.
Mitral valve stenosis.
Mobility issues.
Motor neuron disease.
Mouth cancer.
Movement therapy.
MRI.
MRSA infection.
Multiple myeloma.
Multiple sclerosis.
Muscle relaxants.
Myelodysplasia.
Myocarditis.
Nail fungus.
Nail removal.
National Institute on Aging.
Naturopaths.
Nephrolithiasis.
Neuralgia.
Neurologic examination.
Neuromuscular physical therapy.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Non-melanoma skin cancer.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Norovirus.
NSAIDs.
Nuclear stress test.
Nursing assistant.
Nursing homes.
Nutrition.
Nutrition and healthy aging.
Nutrition status.
Nutritional supplements.
Nutritionist.
Obama Care.
Obesity.
Occupational therapy.
Omega-3 fatty acids.
Oncology.
Opioid-induced constipation.
Optometry.
Oral cancers.
Oral hygiene.
Organ and tissue donation.
Organ transplantation.
Orthotics.
OSA.
Osteoarthritis.
Osteopathy.
Osteoporosis.
Ovarian cancer.
Overactive bladder.
Overdose.
Oxygen inhalation therapy.
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 representative.
Patient rights.
Pelvic CT.
Pelvic organ prolapse.
Peptic ulcer.
Pericarditis.
Periodic limb movement disorder.
Peripheral artery disease.
Peripheral vision loss.
Pernicious anemia.
Persistent vegetative state.
Personal hygiene.
Personality disorders.
Pharmacist.
Pharmacology.
Physical activity.
Physical therapist.
Physical therapy.
Physical therapy assistant.
Physician-assisted dying.
Pinched nerve.
PIPs.
Plastic surgery.
Pleural effusion.
Pneumonia.
Podiatry.
Polymyalgia rheumatica.
Polymyositis.
Polypharmacy.
Positron emission tomography.
Postoperative care.
Post-traumatic knee care.
Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Power of attorney.
PPIs.
PPOs.
Prayer and spirituality.
Prebiotics.
Preferred provider organizations (PPOs).
Preoperative cardiac assessment.
Preoperative care.
Presbyopia.
Prescription drug misuse.
Prescription drug plan.
Presenile dementia.
Pressure ulcers.
Priapism.
Private insurance plans.
Probiotics.
Prostate biopsy.
Prostate cancer.
Prostate enlargement.
Prostate ultrasound.
Proton pump inhibitors.
Pruritis.
Psoriasis.
Psychological and social issues.
Psychoses.
PTSD.
Pulmonary embolism.
Pulmonary fibrosis.
Pulmonary hypertension.
Pulmonary rehabilitation.
Quality health care.
Reconciliation.
Recovery at home.
Recovery room.
Regenerative medicine.
Registered nurse.
Rehabilitation.
Relationships.
Relaxation.
Renal cancer.
Respiratory failure.
Respite care.
Restless legs syndrome.
Retinal detachment.
Rheumatic fever.
Rheumatic heart disease.
Rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatologist.
Ringing in the ear.
RN.
Rosacea.
Sarcoidosis.
Sarcomas.
Saw palmetto.
Scabies.
Sciatica.
Scleroderma.
Seborrheic dermatitis.
Second nesters.
Seizure disorder.
Senior health.
Senior nutrition.
Senior travel.
Sensation changes.
Sepsis.
Sexual dysfunction.
Sexually transmitted diseases.
Sexually transmitted diseases cultures.
Shiatsu.
Shingles.
Sildenafil citrate.
Sjögren's syndrome.
Skin assessment and breakdown.
Skin cancer.
Skin culture.
Skin lesion removal.
Skin lesions.
Sleep apnea.
Sleep disorders.
Small cell lung cancer.
Smoking.
Smoking/vaping.
Smoking cessation.
Snoring surgery.
Social issues.
Social Security.
Social work in health care.
Sodium.
Spastic colon.
Speech problems.
Spinal cord injury.
Spinal stenosis.
Staphylococcal infections.
Stasis dermatitis.
Stasis ulcer.
Statins.
STDs.
Stem cell therapy.
Steroids.
Stomach cancer.
Stomach flu.
Stone removal.
Streptococcal disease.
Stress.
Stress test.
Stroke.
Substance abuse and dependence.
Substance abuse counseling.
Sugar.
Sugar diabetes.
Suicide.
Supportive cancer therapy.
Surgery and the elderly.
Surgical risks.
Swallowing problems.
Syncope.
Systemic lupus erythematosus.
Tai chi.
Talking with your doctor.
Teeth whitening.
Tendinitis.
Testicular self-examination.
Testosterone.
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 global amnesia.
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.
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE).
Varicose veins.
Venous insufficiency, chronic.
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.
Water pills.
Weight loss.
Wheelchair prescription.
Withdrawing support.
Wound care.
Wrinkles.
Yoga.
Zinc.
Zoster.