Disease: Identification, Prevention and Control with PowerWeb: Health and Human Performance

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9780072505177: Disease: Identification, Prevention and Control with PowerWeb: Health and Human Performance

This text presents current information about communicable and chronic diseases and their histories from a nonclinical point of view. Including an overview of the principles of disease occurrence and of the body's defenses, this text provides details and stimulating information regarding the body's vulnerability to disease.

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Integrates Case Studies throughout the text, exploring client-related examples as well as educational settings on topics such as: Leionellosis, Salmonellosis, Meningitis, Plague, Varicella, Herpes Simplex Virus - 1, Histoplasmosis, Cryptosporidiosis, Heart Disease, Prostate Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Emphysema, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Huntington's Disease.
Features new profiles on Ehrlichiosis, Hepatitis C, pneumococci, hemorrhagic colitis (a.k.a. E coli), and an updated profile on lyme disease.
Includes a new section in chapter 3 on the anatomy of the human cell.
Explores new theories of aging in chapter 3
Adds pronunciation guides after each disease term is introduced in the text, as well as in the glossary.
Provides redesigned summary tables that use a two-page spread for easy use.
Assists instruction with additional instructor materials downloadable from the web site.

Takes a unique organizational approach'the systems approach'that remains effective and functional for this text, discussing for each disease: predisposing factors, symptoms, prevention, and treatment.
Written to support the needs of health education students and professionals rather than clinicians.
Probe: 1. Are the students enrolled in this course as health education and health promotion majors? 2. Are you spending more time on aging than you used to? 3. Do you use case studies?

About the Author:

Dr. Hamann has a PhD from the University of Minnesota in School Health Education with a minor in Public Health. She has over 20 years of experience teaching health education and introduced a course at the UW Superior on chronic and communicable diseases for students who are going into education, corporate health promotion or community Health.h.h.h.

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