Wellness by the Numbers: Understanding and Interpreting American Health Statistics: Understanding and Interpreting American Health Statistics

Wellness by the Numbers: Understanding and Interpreting American Health Statistics: Understanding and Interpreting American Health Statistics

by Jacqueline Klosek

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610699648
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 341
File size: 618 KB

About the Author

Jacqueline Klosek is an attorney with the firm of Goodwin Procter LLP. Her published works include Praeger's Protecting Your Health Privacy: A Citizen's Guide to Safeguarding the Security of Your Medical Information.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Locating Accurate and Current Data on Health-Related Information Online xiii

Health Topics

1 ADHD 1

2 Alcohol Consumption 7

3 Allergies 15

4 Alzheimer's Disease 21

5 Anemia 27

6 Arthritis 35

7 Asthma 41

8 Autism 47

9 Autoimmune Diseases 53

10 Breast Cancer 59

11 Breastfeeding 67

12 Calorie Consumption 73

13 Cardiovascular Disease 79

14 Cervical Cancer 87

15 Cesarean Births 95

16 Childhood Obesity 101

17 Cholesterol Levels 109

18 Colon/Rectal Cancer 115

19 Congenital Defects 121

20 Contraceptive Use 127

21 Depression 133

22 Diabetes 139

23 Digestive Diseases 147

24 Disabilities 155

25 Drug Addiction 161

26 Eating Disorders 169

27 Exercise/Physical Activity 179

28 Food-borne Illnesses 185

29 HIV/AIDS 193

30 Hypertension 199

31 Infant Mortality 205

32 Life Expectancy 213

33 Lung Cancer 219

34 Mammograms 227

35 Mental Health 233

3 Obesity 239

37 Pancreatic Cancer 245

38 Prescription Drug Use 251

39 Prostate Cancer 257

40 Skin Cancer 263

41 Smoking and Tobacco Use 269

42 STDs 277

43 Stress 285

44 Stroke 291

45 Suicide 297

46 Teenage Pregnancy 303

47 Thyroid Cancer 311

48 Vaccines and Immunizations 319

49 Vegetarian and Vegan Diets 325

50 Vitamin Consumption and Supplementation 331

Resources for Further Research 337

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