Health Education

DICTIONARIES/ ENCYCLOPEDIAS
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      Ferrell, V., Archbold, E. E. & Cherne, H. M. (2004). Natural remedies encyclopedia: Over 11,000 simple, practical, easy-to-use home remedies for over 730 diseases.  Altamount : Harvestime Books.  

        RZ 433 F47 2004

Summary:     “An incredibly helpful book combining natural healing science and faith healing that people will want to keep near them. In this new Fourth Edition, the nutrition and disease chapters have been greatly enlarged; and a large herb chapter has been added. Many other improvements have been made. The book has been enlarged to 840 pages: covers over 730 diseases and disorders! (Most books of this type only touch on 80 to 125.) complete page cross-referencing throughout the book, so the reader can instantly turn to related information; six "Find It Fast" pages and they are in multi-colors; a beautiful, full-color painting on the covers; two colors on nearly every page in the book; a full-size "Women's Section", containing seven chapters; In coming months and years, In the home of each purchaser, the Encyclopedia will be recognized as a valued friend in time of need”.

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      The Ultimate Pinoy advocate's glossary on gender & sexuality. (2006).   Quezon City : Women's Media Circle Foundation.

       HQ 9 U47 2006

HANDBOOKS
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      Cline, D. M. (2000)     Emergency medicine: A comprehensive study guide: Companion handbook.   (5th ed.). New York : McGraw-Hill, Health Professions Division.    

        RC 86.8 E44 2000

Summary:     “The companion handbook model is apt for emergency medicine, where quick access and quick answers are of concern. This edition is part of the "Companion Handbook" series and offers a concise yet thorough summary of the clinical portions of Tintinalli's "Emergency Medicine," emphasizing on-the-spot diagnosis and management. It contains page references to the parent text for further review”.

 

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      Galvez, Jr., M. C. (2005).     A handbook on children's diseases. Manila : Orogem International Pub.

        RJ 401 G35 2005

Summary:     “The Handbook on Children’s Diseases, includes clinical short stories based on real life, fast facts and practical measures to help prevent and control twenty-three (potentially fatal) infectious diseases. Photos have been incorporated for better illustration”.

OTHER REFERENCE BOOKS
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Smith, K.M., Riche, D. M. & Henyan, N. N. (2010). Clinical drug data. (11th ed.). New York : McGraw-Hill Medical.

     RM 301.12 H36 2010       EDUC-3688

Summary:     Uniquely designed to allow comparisons within drug categories, Handbook of Clinical Drug Data is the most comprehensive, well-referenced book available on the selection, use, and clinical aspects of virtually any drug. Compiled by expert clinicians, this quick-access guide delivers the data you need to prevent adverse drug reactions in your patients and help you select drugs for both general and special patient populations

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      Global status report on road safety: Time for action. (2009).   Geneva : World Health Organization, 2009.

         HE 5613.5 G56 2009

Summary:    "Over 1.2 million people die each year on the world's roads, and between 20 and 50 million suffer non-fatal injuries. In most regions of the world this epidemic of road traffic injuries is still increasing. In the past five years most countries have endorsed the recommendations of the World report on road traffic injury prevention which give guidance on how countries can implement a comprehensive approach to improving road safety and reducing the death toll on their roads. To date, however, there has been no global assessment of road safety that indicates the extent to which this approach is being implemented. This Global status report on road safety is the first broad assessment of the status of road safety in 178 countries, using data drawn from a standardized survey conducted in 2008. The results provide a benchmark that countries can use to assess their road safety position relative to other countries, while internationally the data presented can collectively be considered as a global "baseline" against which progress over time can be measured"--Executive summary.

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      Healthguide: your home reference for everyday health decisions.   (2006). Makati City : CMPMedica.

        RA 776 H44 2006

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      Lorenzo, F. M. E.   (2002). Philippine health care factbook. Manila : University of the Philippines Manila Health Sciences Center.

        RA 410.55 P6 P55

Summary:     “The Philippine Health Care Factbook Project provides a compendium of essential and health-elated information that can be utilized for health policy development and decision-making. The information in the compilation is the result of extensive efforts in the collection, organization, and analysis of important health sector information that health policy makers, program managers, and researchers will find very valuable”. - Introduction

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      Pocket book of hospital care for children: guidelines for the management of common illnesses with limited resources. (2005).   Geneva : World Health Organization.

         RJ 242 P63 2005

Summary: This pocket book is for use by doctors, senior nurses and other senior health workers who are responsible for the care of young children at the first referral level in developing countries. It presents up-to-date clinical guidelines which are based on a review of the available published evidence by subject experts, for both inpatient and outpatient care in small hospitals where basic laboratory facilities and essential drugs and inexpensive medicines are available. In some settings, these guidelines can be used in the larger health centres where a small number of sick children can be admitted for inpatient care.  

 

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      The RxPinoy health directory.   (2002).   (Premier ed. ). Manila : Infomediary Philippines.

        RA 423.5 R87 2002

Summary:   “The RxPinoy directory provides information essential for us to make the right health decisions, and encourages us to interact regularly with our physicians, to maintain open channels of communication with them, and together build a healthy partnership for our future”.

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      WHO child growth standards: Growth velocity based on weight, length and head circumference: Methods and development. (2009).     Geneva : World Health Organization, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development.  

        RJ 131 W45 2009

Summary:     The WHO Multicenter Growth Reference Study (MGRS) collected primary growth data and related information from 8440 healthy breastfed infants and young children from diverse ethnic backgrounds and cultural settings (Brazil, Ghana, India, Norway, Oman and USA). A key component of the MGRS design was a longitudinal cohort of children who were examined in a sequence of 21 visits starting at birth and ending at 24 months of age. A principal rationale for the longitudinal component was to allow for the development of growth velocity standards. The increments on which the velocity standards are based were calculated using the same longitudinal sample of 882 children and statistical approaches as those used in the construction of the attained growth standards. The velocity standards presented in this report provide a set of tools for monitoring the rapid and changing rate of growth in early childhood and can be used to assess children everywhere, regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status and type of feeding.--Publisher's description.

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      WHO child growth standards: Length/ height-for-age, weight-for-age, weight-for-length, weight-for-height and body mass index-for-age: Methods and development. (2006).     Geneva : World Health Organization, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, 2006.

        RJ 131 W46 2006

Summary:       “A comprehensive review of the uses and interpretation of anthropometric references undertaken by WHO in the early 1990s concluded that new growth curves were needed to replace the existing international reference. To develop new standards, a multi-country study was carried out to collect primary growth data and related information from 8440 healthy breastfed infants and young children from diverse ethnic backgrounds and cultural settings (Brazil, Ghana, India, Norway, Oman, and the USA). The first set of growth standards (length/height-for-age, weight-for-age, weight-for-length, weight-for-height and body mass index-for-age) are presented in this report. The curves represent the best description of physiological growth for children under five years of age. The standards depict normal early childhood growth under optimal environmental conditions and can be used to assess children everywhere, regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status and type of feeding. This report will be useful to pediatricians and other healthcare providers, nutritionists, policy makers, researchers, national institutes of health, schools of medicine, and professional associations”.

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      World Health Organization. (2005). World health statistics. Geneva, Switzerland : World Health Organization.

        RA 407 A1 W67

Summary:     “World Health Statistics 2009 contains WHO's annual compilation of data from its 193 member states, and includes a summary of progress towards the health-related millennium development goals and targets. This edition also contains a new section on reported cases of selected infectious diseases. It provides a comprehensive summary of the current status of national health and health systems including; mortality and burden of disease, causes of death, reported infectious diseases, health service coverage, risk factors, health systems resources, health expenditures, inequities and demographic and socioeconomic statistics. The section on inequities presents statistics on the distribution of selected health outcomes and interventions within countries, disaggregated by sex, age, urban and rural settings, wealth, and educational level. WHO presents World Health Statistics 2009 as an integral part of its ongoing effort to inform better measures of population health and national health systems”.

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