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By Suzanne Jurmain. 2010
Tells the story of the doctors and researchers who worked to track down the cause of yellow fever and find… a way to eliminate the disease. Junior and Senior High. 2010.
By Robert Silverberg. 1967
By Melvin Berger. 1987
Traces the history of the development of the artificial heart, including experimentation with animals and human heart transplants. Discusses the… psychological and ethical issues surrounding their use. For junior and senior high readers. c1987.
By Fred Rogers. 1988
By Barry Wittenstein. 2018
Earle Dickson and his new bride Josephine begin their lives together. The end. (Not really. There's more.) Josephine has a… proclivity for injuring herself. Earle attaches cotton to long strips of adhesive tape, telling Josephine to cut off a length when she needs one. Since Earle works as a cotton buyer at Johnson and Johnson, he shares his idea. They're a big hit. The end. (Again, not really!) After a few false starts (much like the hilarious "the end"s in this story), the Band-Aid is developed and becomes a massive hit. The end. (Really.). Grades K-3. 2018.
By Jane Drake, Ann Love, Samantha Swenson, Sue Tate. 2013
History is full of gruesome pandemics, and surviving those pandemics has shaped our society and way of life. Every person… today is alive because of an ancestor who survived -- and surviving our current and future pandemics, like SARS, AIDS, and bird flu will determine our future. This book presents in-depth information about past and current illnesses; the evolution of medicine and its pioneers; cures and treatments; strange rituals and superstitions; and what we're doing to prevent future pandemics. Grades 4-7. 2013.
By David Morley. 2008
General information about the organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. Also includes journal entries giving personal and detailed accounts of… the group's work, including efforts to recover victims of an El Salvador earthquake, medical care in war-torn Congo, and treatment of the AIDS epidemic in Zambia. An introduction to a dedicated organization that gives people who live in forgotten places evidence that someone actually cares. For grades 5-8. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2007.
By Christie Marlowe. 2015
Each day, dangerous germs surround us. At home, many of the products we use to keep our houses clean and… our bodies healthy can also be poisonous and very dangerous. The wrong pill, medicine, or household cleaner can cause major health problems. Whether from diseases, germs, or poisons, keeping your body safe from harm means knowing the dangers that are around you.
By Lorie Ann Grover. 2002
Seventh grader Kay Garber's happy home is made up of four generations of women: Great Gran Eula; Grandma Margie; Kay's… mother, Karine; and Kay. But on the evening Grandma Margie tells her family she has a lump in her breast, Kay's world is changed forever. Struggling with issues of popularity in junior high school, trying to understand her too-perfect mother, dealing with her feelings about friends, and coming to terms with Grandma Margie's cancer diagnosis and illness, Kay is awhirl with questions that have no easy answers. But Kay is a survivor, and as she journeys through these difficult months she comes to a new understanding of the complexities and importance of faith and family. Told through forthright and perceptive poems in Kay's own voice, Loose Threads reverberates with emotion and depth and will leave no reader untouched.
By Peg Kehret. 1994
Peg Kehret, who told of her childhood battle with polio in Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio, now shares… the story of her writing career. It began at the age of ten when she wrote and sold the Dog Newspaper. The paper was supposed to feature the tales of local dogs, but mostly it was about her own dog, B.J. After four issues, it folded. But Peg learned a valuable lesson: If she wanted people to read what she wrote, she had to write something interesting. Peg went on to write radio commercials, prize-winning contest entries, magazine articles, plays, and adult nonfiction books before she discovered her true voice as a writer in books for young people.
By Carol Antoinette Peacock. 1998
Diabetes brought big changes for eleven-year-old Adair and his family. He learned to prick himself to test his blood-sugar level… and got used to two insulin shots a day. For a while he was too weak to run track or ride his bike. He often felt lonely and weird, different from the other kids. Worst of all, he could hardly ever eat candy, his "best" food. A true story about a boy who has learned to manage his illness and continues to do the things he loves.
By Aliki. 1989
<P>A child's world is one filled with the discovery of sensations, and "My Five Senses" captures the excitement and wonder… that accompany these discoveries by focusing on such common sensations as licking ice cream, petting a bunny and hearing a fire engine. <P>[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the largest city in North America is devastated by an apparently incurable disease, cause… unknown...<P><P> In a powerful, dramatic narrative, critically acclaimed author Jim Murphy describes the illness known as yellow fever and the toll it took on the city's residents, relating the epidemic to the major social and political events of the day and to 18th-century medical beliefs and practices. Drawing on first-hand accounts, Murphy spotlights the heroic role of Philadelphia's free blacks in combating the disease, and the Constitutional crisis that President Washington faced when he was forced to leave the city--and all his papers--while escaping the deadly contagion. The search for the fever's causes and cure, not found for more than a century afterward, provides a suspenseful counterpoint to this riveting true story of a city under siege.<P> An American Plague's numerous awards include a Sibert Medal, a Newbery Honor, and designation as a National Book Award Finalist. Thoroughly researched, generously illustrated with fascinating archival prints, and unflinching in its discussion of medical details, this book offers a glimpse into the conditions of American cities at the time of our nation's birth while drawing timely parallels to modern-day epidemics. Bibliography, map, index.
By Marcia Barnes, G Lyon, Jack Fletcher, Lynn Fuchs. 2019
Reviewing the state of the science of learning disabilities (LDs) and describing effective educational practices, this authoritative volume has been… significantly revised and expanded with more than 70% new material. Foremost LD experts identify effective principles of assessment and instruction within the framework of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). With a focus on what works in the classroom, the book explores the full range of reading, mathematics, and writing disabilities. It synthesizes knowledge from neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and special and general education. Illustrations include eight color plates. As a special supplement, a chapter on the history of the LD field from the first edition is provided at the companion website. New to This Edition *Heightened emphasis on intervention, including significant new developments in reading comprehension and math. *Reflects major scientific advances in understanding LDs. *Chapter on principles of effective instruction and MTSS. *Chapter on automaticity in reading, math, and writing. *Chapter on challenges in real-world implementation of evidence-based practices. *Chapter on the validity of the LD construct.
By Gail Jarrow. 2015
In the early 1900s, when typhoid fever was killing tens of thousands of Americans each year, Mary Mallon was employed… as a cook by several well-to-do New York families. <P><P>When some members of these households developed the disease, suspicion turned to Mary. Did she have anything to do with the spread of the deadly bacteria? <P>Here is the gripping, true story of Typhoid Mary; the epidemiologist who discovered her trail of infection; and the health department that decided her fate. Fatal Fever will keep readers on the edges of their seats as they wonder what will happen next. <P>Award-winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow brings her expertise to this engrossing medical mystery. Extensive back matter includes a glossary, a timeline, and a list of well-known typhoid sufferers and victims.
By Patrick McAllister, Stuart A. 2018
Valuable tips, tricks, and advice from a veteran young adult with Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) can be… a daunting diagnosis, especially for a young kid or a teen. Patrick McAllister knows. Diagnosed with T1D at age twelve, McAllister’s life changed forever, and he faced an uncertain future of insulin shots, diet regulations, and high school. If only I had a roadmap, he thought. So, years after he learned things the hard way, he decided to write one.Whether it is managing mood swings, hormones, or blood sugar levels, Highs & Lows of Type 1 Diabetes is the ultimate teenager’s and young adult’s handbook for surviving, thriving, and flourishing with T1D during one of the most terrifying, yet exciting, phases of your life. Many think of T1D as a scary disease that is sporadic and uncontrollable, but after eight years of dealing with the literal and figurative highs and lows of T1D, McAllister has learned that it is more a lifestyle change. These pages detail a framework for every situation you could possibly imagine involving T1D, from coming home from the hospital after your diagnosis to preparing to leave your nest for freshman year at college. Learn how to:Count carbohydrates, pump insulin like a pro, and correct irregular blood sugar levelsTell your friends, get good grades, and survive schoolPlay sports with the right game-planNavigate sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ rollAnd more!Type 1 diabetes stinks, but you don’t have to go through it blind and alone! Some have learned it the hard way, but Highs & Lows of Type 1 Diabetes will ensure that you will take control of your T1D diagnosis, conquer your adolescent years, and live a healthy and fulfilling life.
By Paul Erickson, Andrew Martinez. 2018
The role of venoms in nature … and in human medicine Why are toxins so advantageous to their possessors as… to evolve over and over again? What is it about watery environments that favors so many venomous creatures? Marine biologist Paul Erickson explores these and other questions with astounding images from Andrew Martinez and other top underwater photographers. GREAT for teaching STEM Marine Biology Scorpions and brown recluse spiders are fine as far as they go, but if you want daily contact with venomous creatures, the ocean is the place to be. Blue-ringed octopi, stony corals, sea jellies, stonefish, lionfish, poison-fanged blennies, stingrays, cone snails, blind remipedes, fire urchins—you can choose your poison in the ocean. Venoms are often but not always defensive weapons. The banded sea krait, an aquatic snake, wriggles into undersea caves to prey on vicious moray eels, killing them with one of the world’s most deadly neurotoxins, which it injects through fangs that resemble hypodermic needles.
By Gail Jarrow. 2014
One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America's South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No… one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award-winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow tracks this disease, commonly known as pellagra, and highlights how doctors, scientists, and public health officials finally defeated it. Illustrated with 100 archival photographs, Red Madness includes stories about real-life pellagra victims and accounts of scientific investigations. It concludes with a glossary, timeline, further resources, author's note, bibliography, and index.
By Suzanne Jurmain. 2009
Red oozes from the patient's gums. He has a rushing headache and the whites of his eyes look like lemons.… He will likely die within days. Here is the true story of how four Americans and one Cuban tracked down a killer, one of the word's most vicious plagues: yellow fever. Set in fever-stricken Cuba, the reader feels the heavy air, smell the stench of disease, hear the whine of mosquitoes biting human volunteers during the surreal experiments. Exploring themes of courage, cooperation, and the ethics of human experimentation, this gripping account is ultimately a story of the triumph of science.
By Leanne Longwill. 2017