Are You at Risk?

Are You at Risk?

by Carol Ann Ann Rinzler

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With a focus on prevention, this book rates risk factors for over 125 diseases from the common cold to lung cancer. Using a yes-and-no format, each entry lists factors such as age, gender, general health, smoking, race/ethnic group, family history, environment, diet, and occupation. A full discussion of these factors is followed by advice on early detection and ways to reduce the risk of contracting the disease. Other books like Myra Gormley's Family Diseases: Are You at Risk? ( LJ 7/89), the Committee on Diet and Health's Diet and Health: Implications for Reducing Chronic Disease Risk (National Academy Pr., 1989), and Donald Louria's Your Healthy Body, Your Healthy Life: How To Take Control of Your Medical Destiny ( LJ 11/1/89) address aspects of prevention, but this book's alphabetical organization makes it the best of the field. Recommended for medical, hospital, and public libraries.--Janet M. Coggan, Univ. of Florida Libs., Gainesville
An alphabetical catalog of risk assessment for 128 diseases and disorders from acne to yellow fever, enabling readers to determine the specific diseases to which they're susceptible and reduce the risk of contracting them. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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