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Concise Medical Dictionary

Seventh edition (2007). Over 11,000 entries on techniques and equipment, drugs, general medical practice, health service organization, and treatment.
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Consumer Health Complete

Full-text database offers access to information "covering all areas of health and wellness" for consumers and patients. It includes more than 500 health-related magazines and journals, over 200 reference books and encyclopedias, plus pamphlets, reports, information sheets, videos, and more.
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Encyclopedia Of Women's Health (Facts On File)

Sixth edition (2009) contains over 1,000 alphabetically-arranged entries on "issues specific to women, as well as material on general health issues such as diet, exercise, and disease treatment."
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Encyclopedia Of Women's Health (Springer)

Published in 2004, this volume deals with both social and clinical aspects of women's health. In addition to hundreds of alphabetically-arranged entries, it includes several introductory essays. You may view a copy of the table of contents here.
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Infectious Diseases And Conditions

Three-volume set (2011) offers over 600 signed essays (plus additional material on a variety of topics in infectious, or communicable, diseases. You may preview the table of contents.
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Kids, Sports, And Concussion : A Guide For Coaches And Parents

Designed for the layperson, this 2011 guide outlines "concussive brain injury, its symptoms, its potential long-term effects, and the current prevention options. Equally important, it provides insights into how this injury is treated and what parents and athletes can do to facilitate recovery." You may preview the contents.
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MedTerms Medical Dictionary

The medical reference for MedicineNet.com, containing easy-to-understand explanations of over 16,000 medical terms. This online medical dictionary provides quick access to hard-to-spell and often misspelled medical definitions through an extensive alphabetical listing.
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Extensive health and wellness information for consumers -- drugs, definititions, nutrition, news, etc.
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Merck Manual Of Diagnosis And Therapy

Usually referred to simply as the Merck Manual, this is the most respected popular guide to medical diagnosis in the world. This is the 17th edition. Also available in the Leyburn and Science reference collections: REF RM 127.M53.
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Merck Manual Of Medical Information

Intended for the layperson, but with the same high quality of information found in other Merck guides, this manual contains "vital information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment."
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Our Bodies, Ourselves

Access to the contents of the 2005 edition of this valuable compendium of health information for women.
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Oxford American Handbook Of Reproductive Medicine

2012 volumes provides a "practical overview of the reproductive system and a systematic approach to its disorders, covering diagnosis, assessment, and ongoing management." You may preview the contents.
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Oxford American Handbook Of Sports Medicine

2010 guide to hundreds of sports injuries and treatments. Here is an outline of the contents.
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Oxford Dictionary Of Sports Science And Medicine

Third edition (2006) contains nearly 8,000 entries on major areas of sports science and medicine including anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, sports psychology, sports sociology, sports injuries, and training principles.
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Based on the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR), this is a compilation of reliable information on drugs, diseases, wellness, and other healh-related topics.
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Women's Health Psychology

2013 volume examines "the developmental, reproductive, and sociocultural contexts of health decision-making and behavior for women." You may preview the contents.
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Federal Government gateway to information on reproductive health, smoking, body image, nutrition, mental health, and other health-related topics, as well as statistics.
A recent addition (2008) is The Healthy Woman; A Complete Guide for All Ages.
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