..."this book is a jewel, chock-full of current, relevant information and written in language easily understood by the intended audience...[a] useful, valuable encyclopedia...excellent appendixes...Highly recommended."
A collection of resources for understanding and coping with the complexities of modern health and social concerns. It provides an objective overview of the essential facts and wider social ramifications that have been established by experts about the afflictions covered.
About the Author
Carol Turkington was a medical writer with a degree in journalism and 25 years of professional experience, including three years as medical writer/editor at Duke University Medical Center/Comprehensive Cancer Center. She was also an educational consultant to the national office of the American Red Cross. She was the author of Skin Deep, Third Edition; The A to Z of Autism Spectrum Disorders; The A to Z of Breast Cancer; and The A to Z of Infectious Diseases, all for Facts On File and Checkmark Books. Deborah Mitchell is a freelance writer who specializes in health, nutrition, and medical topics. She has authored, coauthored, and ghostwritten more than 40 books, as well as scores of articles for both print and electronic media. She has served as senior editor for environmental protection for CharityGuide.com and as a feature writer on senior health for Suite101.com.