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An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793

by Jim Murphy

1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the largest city in North America is devastated by an apparently incurable disease, cause unknown . . .

In a powerful, dramatic narrative, critically acclaimed author...


Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Examining STDs

by Marylou Ambrose & Veronica Deisler

Nineteen million new STD infections occur each year. STDs have been around since there were humans, yet the history, causes, symptoms, treatment, and current topics surrounding these diseases are not always...


Influenza and Bird Flu: Examining the Flu

by PhD Evelyn B. Kelly & Claire Wilson

Every year, between 4 and 20 percent of the world population catches some form of influenza. Influenza, or the flu, is an infection caused by a viruses, much like the common cold. But unlike the common cold,...


Eating Disorders: Examining Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating

by Marylou Ambrose & Veronica Deisler

Everyone has heard of eating disorders. Readers and viewers of television, magazines, tabloids, and the Internet are kept up to date on which celebrities are too thin and which are too fat. But how much do people...


Tuberculosis and Superbugs: Examining TB and Bacterial Infections

by PhD Evelyn B. Kelly, Ian Wilker & Marylou Ambrose

Even though tuberculosis can be successfully treated with antibiotics, it still infects millions of people every year, causing painful, debilitating symptoms and sometimes death. The overuse of antibiotics has...


Diabetes: Examining Insulin and Blood Sugar

by Marylou Ambrose

Diabetes can affect anyone from children to teens, and even to Olympic athletes, and famous performers. This informative book will answer your questions about diabetes: what it is and what it does to the body,...


My Dad the Hero

by Shelly Sargent

Uncle Scott needs a hero. But, who will help him? After years of being a diabetic, Uncle Scott is diagnosed with kidney failure. He goes from being lots of fun to either having a dialysis treatment or taking...


What Every Child Needs to Know about Cancer

by R. Bradley Snyder & Marc Engelsgjerd

There is nothing good about cancer. It is frightening, disrupts lives, and affects nearly all members of our society. With honesty, integrity, and simplicity, What Every Child Needs To Know About Cancer explains...


Handy Health Guide to Dyslexia

by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein & Laura Silverstein Nunn

HANDY HEALTH GUIDE TO DYSLEXIA describes this learning disorder, and discusses diagnosing dyslexia and getting help.


Handy Health Guide to Better Sleep

by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein & Laura Silverstein Nunn

Why do we need to sleep? The HANDY HEALTH GUIDE TO BETTER SLEEP explores why people sleep, what dreams are, common sleep issues, and good sleeping habits. An interesting look at why we need to recharge our batteries!...


Handy Health Guide to Diabetes

by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein & Laura Silverstein Nunn

Diabetes affects people in all age groups. The HANDY HEALTH GUIDE TO DIABETES explores what this disease is, the different types of diabetes, testing for it, and treating it. Authors Alvin and Virigina Silverstein...


Handy Health Guide to Colds and Flu

by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein & Laura Silverstein Nunn

Everybody gets sick! Use the HANDY HEALTH GUIDE TO COLDS AND FLU to explore the common cold and the flu, how these diseases are spread, treated, and prevented.


Handy Health Guide to Burns and Blisters

by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein & Laura Silverstein Nunn

Have you ever touched a hot pan by accident? You may have even gotten slightly burned when you did. Authors Alvin and Viriginia Silverstien and Laura Silverstein Nunn explore the different types of burns you...


Handy Health Guide to Asthma

by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein & Laura Silverstein Nunn

Authors Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn explore asthma in this new title in the HANDY HEALTH GUIDES series. Find out what asthma is, what triggers attacks, and how to treat and prevent...


Handy Health Guide to Your Eyes

by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein & Laura Silverstein Nunn

Do you know someone who wears glasses? Find out how your eyes work, and how to take care of your eyes. The HANDY HEALTH GUIDE TO YOUR EYES also explores why people need glasses or contacts.


Handy Health Guide to Your Teeth

by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein & Laura Silverstein Nunn

Have you ever had a cavity? Find out what cavities are, and how to prevent them in this title in the HANDY HEALTH GUIDES series. Authors Alvin and Viriginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn examine why...


Handy Health Guide to Headaches

by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein & Laura Silverstein Nunn

The HANDY HEALTH GUIDE TO HEADACHES explores why headaches hurt us so much. Authors Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn examine a variety of different types of headaches and give advice...


Handy Health Guide to Sore Throats

by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein & Laura Silverstein Nunn

Have you ever had a sore throat? What caused it, and how do you make it feel better? The HANDY HEALTH GUIDE TO SORE THROATS examins what causes sore throats, your body's ways of healing, tonsillitis, strep throat...


Handy Health Guide to Bites and Stings

by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein & Laura Silverstein Nunn

Did you know that kids usually get more bug bites than adults? It's true! Find out why people are so appealing to bugs, and how to prevent and treat bites and stings from a variety of insects and animals.


Handy Health Guide to ADHD

by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein & Laura Silverstein Nunn

What is ADHD? Find out all about who gets ADHD, what causes it, how it is diagnosed and treated in the HANDY HEALTH GUIDE TO ADHD.