Bodyclock: The Effects of Time on Human Health

Bodyclock: The Effects of Time on Human Health

by Martin Hughes
     
 

This unique healthcare manual uses the latest and best-established medical knowledge to explain the body's rhythms, growth patterns, and aging process.  See more details below

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This unique healthcare manual uses the latest and best-established medical knowledge to explain the body's rhythms, growth patterns, and aging process.

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YA-- Opening with a ``Lifespan Health Chart'' that briefly describes normal developmental milestones, Hughes continues with a more comprehensive but still brief overview of the various body systems. Photographs, charts, and diagrams illustrate the text, which is broken into short, logical sections. The explanations of female times of fertility and of birth control methods are carefully scientific in approach; also useful to young adults will be the descriptions of self-examination for breast lumps and testicular cancer. The section on ``How Children Grow'' will both reassure developing minds and provide them with information on nutrition and exercise, while the section on ``How Adults Age'' will provide an introduction to those processes. A chapter on ``Abnormal Regeneration'' describes cancer in simple and general terms, explaining how it grows and spreads; the concluding chapters deal with both viral and bacterial infections and the human body's healing mechanisms. A good book to balance Our Bodies , Ourselves (S. & S., 1976), as it gives information on both sexes' general health and development, Body Clock is a must-read for thinking young adults.-- Dorcas Hand, formerly at Episcopal High School, Bellaire, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816022236
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.45(w) x 11.42(h) x (d)

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