Essentials of Public Health Biology A Guide for the Study of Pathophysiology

ISBN-10: 0763744646
ISBN-13: 9780763744649
Edition: 2009
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List price: $167.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 10/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 613
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.652
Language: English

As the only text of its kind, Essentials of Public Health Biology explores pathophysiology within the context of the disciplines and profession of public health. Ideal as a concise review for the stud

How to Use This Text: Key to Chapter Format
Concepts of Health and Disease in Public Health
Introduction
Essay: The Origins and Achievements of Modern Science
Essay: Biochemistry: A Foundation for Health Sciences
Genetics and Public Health
The Public Health Triad
Epidemiological and Public Health Perspectives on Aging in America
Drug-Induced Diseases and Safe Medication Use
Disease Versus Disease: How Some Diseases Ameliorate Others
Behavioral Determinants of Health
Using Public Health to Address Behavioral Change
Introduction
Understanding Nutrition for the Public's Health
The Nutrition Transition: Changes in Eating Patterns and the Relationship to Chronic Illness
Exercise: The Vaccine and Antidote for Obesity
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Lifespan Perspective
Smoking, Nicotine, and Addiction: Tobacco or Health?
Pathophysiology of Injury: Why Gravity Is Your Enemy
Oral Health: The Neglected Epidemic in Public Health
Concepts of Pathophysiology
Introduction
Immunizations and Immunity
Inflammation: Understanding Its Role in Acute and Chronic Disease
Why We Stay Well: Stress, Allostasis, and Scientific Integrative Medicine
Cancer Prevention from a Biologist's Perspective
Colon Cancer: A Common, and Yet Preventable, Cancer
The Public Health Burden of Infectious Disease
Introduction
Soil-Transmitted Helminths: Worms Are the Most Common Pathogens of Mankind
Malaria: The Challenge of Scaling-Up Multiple Effective Tools
Tuberculosis: The Deadly Comeback of an Old Infectious Disease
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS): History and Time Line
HIV: Biology, Transmission, and Natural History in Humans
Afterword: The HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): A Deadly Superbug
Meningococcal Meningitis: It Strikes without Warning
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection and Immunization
Helicobacter Infection and Peptic Ulcer
Avian and Seasonal Influenza
Bioterrorism: Medical and Public Health Implications
The Public Health Burden of Chronic Disease
Introduction
Hypertension and the Kidney
Epidemiology of Atherosclerosis
Stroke: A Guide for Prevention for Patients and Families
Diabetes: A Public Health Pandemic
Chronic Kidney Disease: The New Epidemic
Achieving Asthma Control
Arthritis: The Nation's Most Common Cause of Disability
Osteoporosis: A Significant Cause of Disability and Mortality
Alzheimer's Disease: A Slow Death
Perinatal Depression: A Worldwide Problem in Women's Health
The Science of Sleep
Skills and Tools of Public Health
Introduction
Information-Seeking Strategies in Public Health
Communicating Public Health Information
Glossary
Index

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