Official Parent's SourceBook on Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Official Parent's SourceBook on Respiratory Syncytial Virus

by James N. Parker, Icon Health Publications
     
 

This sourcebook has been created for parents who have decided to make education and Internet-based research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it also tells parents where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to respiratory syncytial… See more details below

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This sourcebook has been created for parents who have decided to make education and Internet-based research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it also tells parents where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to respiratory syncytial virus, from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on respiratory syncytial virus. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Respiratory Syncytial Virus; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 4. Studies on Respiratory Syncytial Virus; Chapter 5. Books on Respiratory Syncytial Virus; Chapter 6. Multimedia on Respiratory Syncytial Virus; Chapter 7. Physician Guidelines and Databases; Chapter 8. Dissertations on Respiratory Syncytial Virus; PART III. APPENDICES; Appendix A. Researching Your Child's Medications; Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine; Appendix C. Researching Nutrition; Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries; Appendix E. Your Child's Rights and Insurance; ONLINE GLOSSARIES; RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS GLOSSARY; INDEX. Related topics include: Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780597829826
Publisher:
Icon Group International, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/26/2002
Series:
Official Parent Guides
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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Though many physicians and public officials had thought that the emergence of the Internet would do much to assist patients in obtaining reliable information, in March 2001 the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering" health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Since the late 1990s, physicians have seen a general increase in patient Internet usage rates. Patients frequently enter their doctor's offices with printed Web pages of home remedies in the guise of latest medical research. This scenario is so common that doctors often spend more time dispelling misleading information than guiding patients through sound therapies. ... This book has been created for patients who have decided to make education and research an integral part of the treatment process. ... While this sourcebook covers respiratory syncytial virus, your doctor, research publications, and specialists may refer to your condition using a variety of terms. Therefore, you should understand that respiratory syncytial virus is often considered a synonym or a condition closely related to the following: .

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