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New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Special Child Health and Early Intervention Services. n.d.. Sickle cell disease: A family guide (3rd ed.). Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Special Child Health and Early Intervention Services, 28 pp.

Annotation: This guide, intended primarily for parents of children with sickle cell disease, includes information on how to manage this disease. The guide is divided into the following sections: (1) acknowledgements, (2) dedication, (3) how to use this guide, (4) introduction, (5) emergency telephone numbers, (6) warning signs, (7) common questions, (8) medical care, (9) new approaches to treatment, (10) daily living, (11) medical words, (12) sickle cell disease on the Internet, (13) sickle cell treatment centers, (14) directory of sickle cell treatment centers in New Jersey, and (15) directory of genetic counseling centers in New Jersey.

Keywords: Child health, Genetic counseling, Internet, Medical terminology, New Jersey, Patient care management, Patient education materials, Sickle cell disease, Therapeutics

Machtinger E, Nigrovic PA, Lowe JA, ed. 2010. Spanish for pediatric medicine: A practical communication guide (2nd ed). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 273 pp.

Annotation: This guide is designed to enhance communication between health care professionals and their Spanish-speaking patients. The guide is a quick reference to help identify and explore medical problems in the setting of well-child care, sick visits, and the emergency room until more formal interpretation services can be arranged. The guide assumes some familiarity with Spanish. Most Spanish questions in the book are phrased using the verb form appropriate both to boys or girls. The questions as they are written can be posed equally to parents about their children and to the children themselves. Because Spanish varies considerably by region, selected vocabulary was selected to be broad enough for recognition across the Americas. The guide is designed to be used with the AAP publication Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision, 3rd ed.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org $44.95, non-members; $39.95 members, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-58110-302-1.

Keywords: Communication, Health personnel, Health supervision, Medical terminology, Pediatrics, Spanish language materials

Ogden CL, Flegal KM. 2010. Changes in terminology for childhood overweight and obesity. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 8 pp. (National health statistics reports; no. 25)

Annotation: This report discusses changes in terms, metric, and cut-off values use to describe and assess overweight and obesity in children. The report provides background on the issue, provides tables illustrating terminology changes, and discusses terminology to be used in future NCHS publications.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs Available from the website. Document Number: DHHS Pub No. (PHS) 2010-1250.

Keywords: Children, Medical terminology, Obesity

Barclay DA, Halsted DD. 2001. The Medical Library Association consumer health reference service handbook and CD-ROM. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 197 pp., 1 CD-ROM.

Annotation: This resource handbook is designed for librarians and others who help the general public locate consumer health information. It covers standard resources for answering health-related questions, discusses the art of the health-reference interview, and touches on such related matters as the legal implications of providing health information to consumers. The handbook provides librarians with resources in consumer health in three parts. Part one discusses consumer health essentials such as decoding medical terminology, understanding health concerns of a variety of diseases, and exploring complementary and alternative medicine. The second part provides recommended resources in both electronic and print formats, and includes a section focused on children's health. Part three gives specific tips for librarians on providing consumer healthcare information including the creation of services, evaluating resources, creating publications, and building successful consumer health Web sites. This handbook also contains a CD-ROM which includes a Web-ready HTML list of recommended health Web sites and a template of the Hathaway Medical Center Library Consumer Health Web Site for use in Web design.

Contact: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 50 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (866) 672-6657 E-mail: info@neal-schuman.com Web Site: http://www.neal-schuman.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-5570-418-2.

Keywords: Alternative medicine, Audiovisual materials, CD-ROMs, Child health, Consumer education materials, Diseases, Information services, Information sources, Library services, Medical terminology, Reference materials, Resource materials, World Wide Web

U.S. National Library of Medicine. 1997-. Medical subject headings: Tree structures . Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine; Springfield, VA: National Technical Information Service, annual.

Annotation: This hierarchical listing of the medical terminology used to index, catalog, and search the National Library of Medicine's database and collection shows the relationships between and among the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms. It is published on a yearly basis.

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 Contact Phone: (703) 487-4650 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov $56.00 plus shipping and handling. Document Number: PB2002-964901 (2002 ed.), PB2001-964901 (2001 ed.).

Keywords: Medical terminology, Reference materials, Thesauri

U.S. National Library of Medicine. 1997-. Permuted list of medical subject headings. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine; Springfield, VA: National Technical Information Service, annual.

Annotation: This rotated term index is a computer-generated display of all terms, i.e., descriptors and cross references, in the alphabetic listing of the National Library of Medicines' Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), as well as all check tag and geographic descriptors in the Annotated Alphabetic MeSH. The Permuted MeSH takes each significant word that appears in each MeSH term and then lists all the MeSH terms in which that word appears. It is published on a yearly basis.

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 Contact Phone: (800) 553-6847 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov $40.95 plus shipping and handling. Document Number: PB2003-964801 (2003 ed.), PB2002-965101 (2002 ed.).

Keywords: Medical terminology, Reference materials, Thesauri

Freudenheim E. 1996. Healthspeak: A complete dictionary of America's health care system. New York, NY: Facts on File, 310 pp.

Annotation: This dictionary defines terminology used by professionals working within the health care system in the United States. The entries include nonclinical terms which have been derived from the fields of medicine, public health, health law, economics, and government. Cross-references between terms build relationships between topics; some terms are clarified by the inclusion of statistical graphs. The dictionary includes a bibliography and index.

Contact: Facts on File, Inc., 132 West 31st Street, 17th Floor , New York, NY 10001, Telephone: (800) 322-8755 Fax: (800) 678-3633 E-mail: custserv@factsonfile.com Web Site: http://www.factsonfile.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-8160-3210-6.

Keywords: Dictionaries, Economics, Government, Health services, Medical terminology, Public health services, Statistics

Campbell JB, Campbell JM, Sennett CO, ed. 1995. Mosby's survival guide to medical abbreviations and acronyms, prefixes and suffixes, symbols, Greek alphabet. St. Louis, MO: Mosby , 590 pp.

Annotation: This dictionary provides definitions for medical abbreviations and symbols and the full version of acronyms. They are listed alphabetically in three sections: abbreviations and acronyms, prefixes and suffixes, and symbols. It ends with a section on the Greek alphabet and an appendix with an addendum including abbreviations and acronyms discovered after the book went to press, many related to managed health care. A section on amino acid notation and a list of Roman numerals are included.

Keywords: Acronyms, Dictionaries, Medical terminology

Flanagin A, Fontanarosa PB, Glass RM, Iverson C, eds. 1988. American Medical Association manual of style. (9th ed.). Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, 660 pp.

Annotation: This manual is designed to lead authors of medical writings to clarity and precision in their writing and to assist editors in preparing publications. Its five sections cover the following topics: 1) Preparing an article for publication: types of articles, manuscript preparation, legal and ethical considerations, and editorial assessment and processing; 2) Style: grammar, punctuation, plurals, capitalization, correct and preferred usage, foreign language words and phrases, and accents; 3) Terminology: abbreviations, nomenclature, eponyms and Greek letters; 4) Measurement and quantitation: units of measure, numbers and percentages, statistics, and mathematical composition; and 5) Technical information and bibliography: printing and production terms, copy editing and proofreading marks, and resource bibliography. An appendix lists virus names.

Contact: American Medical Association, 515 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60610, Telephone: (800) 621-8335 Fax: Web Site: http://www.ama-assn.org Latest edition available online for a subscription. Document Number: ISBN 0683402064.

Keywords: Medical terminology, Style manuals, Writing

U.S. National Library of Medicine. Medical subject headings. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, annual.

Annotation: This database provides access to medical terminology used to index, catalog, and search the National Library of Medicine's databases and collection.

Contact: National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894, Telephone: (301) 594-5983 Secondary Telephone: (888) 346-3656 Contact Phone: (800) 553-6847 Fax: (301) 402-1384 E-mail: custserv@nlm.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov Available from the website. Document Number: ISSN 0565-811X.

Keywords: Medical terminology, Reference materials, Thesauri

   

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