A collection of the Business, Science & Technology Center
This general medicine and health collection emphasizes current and accurate information and is primarily for patients, their families and caregivers. Nursing students, home health aides and other practitioners use the collection to assist them in licensing exams and for practical advice in their work. The collection is weeded based on significance of title and changing use.
General Health and Medicine: Encyclopedias, dictionaries, histories of medical science; general works on health and medical practices; practice exams for admission tests for medical and nursing schools, practice exams for nurses at all levels.
Human Anatomy and Physiology: Illustrated anatomy and physiology guides; human gene mapping (genome project); human experiments in medicine.
Promotion of Health: Addiction, mental health, exercise manuals, weight loss, body changes, nutrition, obesity, special diets, celebrity authors and trainers, health spas, hygiene, longevity, pain treatments, diseases, sex education, self-defense, wilderness survival.
Prevention and Safety: First aid, food safety, home safety and sanitation, air pollution, environmental contamination, hazardous waste, epidemics; fire codes and prevention; history of infectious diseases.
Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Pharmacology, recreational drugs, medicinal plants, antidepressants, drug side effects, toxicology, acupuncture, complementary and alternative treatments and remedies, lead prevention, therapeutic use of pets, body, mind and exercise therapy.
Diseases: All physiological and psychological diseases, symptoms and treatments, for example AIDS, allergies, Alzheimer's, arthritis, cancer, cerebrovascular diseases, anorexia and bulimia, depression, diabetes, dementia, obesity, phobias, speech pathology and strokes.
Surgery: Anesthesia; plastic, orthopedic, cancer and eye surgery; dental care.
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Childhood Diseases: Female reproductive system, pregnancy, birth, postpartum care, menopause; baby care, childhood diseases and disabilities.
Disabilities: Medical aspects of living with disabilities including blindness, vision impairment, deafness and hearing impairment, mobility, mental illness, autism spectrum disorders; guides for those living with disabilities; guides for caregivers of people with disabilities.