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DISEASES OF THE HUMAN BODY
This classic text is noted for its accessible, clear writing style and comprehensive content. Thoroughly updated and revised to meet the needs of today's students and today's classes, you'll find just the right amount of information in an easy-to-follow format that covers more than 350 common diseases and disorders.
Cystic fibrosis afflicts approximately 30,000 Americans. The average age of survival has been steadily increasing, but not quickly enough: a child born with cystic fibrosis today can only expect to live 35 to 40 years. In this valuable new addition to the Your Personal Health series, Dr. Wayne Kepron offers a comprehensive look at the disease that afflicts so many young people. Topics include: Symptoms of cystic fibrosis,Making a diagnosis,Complications of the disease,Treatments (including lung transplants),Techniques and precautions in lung care,Transition into adulthood,Prospects for gene therapy,and end-of-life issues. Using diagrams, charts and case studies, Cystic Fibrosis is designed for patients, their families, and caregivers. It is both a quick reference guide and a tool for in-depth study.