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Cook, Allan R.

Overview
Works: 23 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 4,395 library holdings
Genres: Reference works  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: RB152, 616.98
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Allan R Cook
Environmentally induced disorders sourcebook : basic information about diseases and syndromes linked to exposure to pollutants and other substances in outdoor and indoor environments such as lead, asbestos, formaldehyde, mercury, emissions, noise, and more( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state of the environment has become a key health issue. A broad range of illnesses are now being linked to environmental factors such as toxic wastes, cigarette smoke, acid rain, smog, and new chemical compounds. These disorders include cancers, reproductive disorders, birth defects, respiratory illnesses, immune system deficiencies, allergies and hypersensitivity disorders, nervous system abnormalities, and diseases of body organs including the kidney, liver, and intestine. This volume examines the cause and effect relationship between people, the environment, and health. It seeks to help the layperson identify environmental risks, explore controversial issues, and better understand the implications of current research initiatives
Cancer sourcebook for women : basic information about specific forms of cancer that affect women, featuring facts about breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, cancer of the uterus and uterine sarcoma, cancer of the vagina, and cancer of the vulva ; statistical and demographic data ; treatments, self-help management suggestions, and current research initiatives( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cancer is the second leading cause of death among women. The National Cancer Institute now estimates that one in nine women under the age of 85 will contract breast cancer. In the age group 40-44, breast cancer is the number one killer of women. If detected early, many cancers that impact women have five-year survival rates in excess of 90 percent, without timely treatment, that rate quickly drops to 25 percent or less. This volume in Omnigraphics' Health Reference Series is dedicated to help women understand, prevent, detect, cope with, and receive treatment for the major concerns that target them
Alternative medicine sourcebook : basic consumer information about alternatives to conventional medicine, including acupressure, acupuncture, aromatherapy, ayurveda, bioelectromagnetics, environmental medicine, essence therapy, food and nutrition therapy, herbal therapy, homeopathy, imaging, massage, naturopathy, reflexology, relaxation and meditation, sound therapy, vitamin and mineral therapy, and yoga, and more( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Sourcebook will help lay readers understand the issues and controversies surrounding alternative and complementary medicine. It provides an overview of the diverse families of therapy and offers in-depth descriptions of some of the most common practices, including acupressure, acupuncture, aromatherapy, ayurveda, bioelectromagnetics, environmental medicine, essence therapy, food and nutrition therapy, herbal therapy, homeopathy, imaging, massage, naturopathy, reflexology, relaxation and meditation, sound therapy, vitamin and mineral therapy, yoga, and more."--Jacket
Pain sourcebook( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information about forms of pain and ways to work with it and cure it
Respiratory diseases and disorders sourcebook : basic information about respiratory diseases and disorders including asthma, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, the common cold, influenza, and others, featuring facts about the respiratory system, statistical and demographic data, treatments, self-help management suggestions, and current research initiatives( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If the respiratory systems fails, the cells in the vital organs of the body will die after three to five minutes without oxygen. This new Sourcebook is designed for patients diagnosed with a disease or disorder affecting this critical system, and their families who want to help them breathe easier. The Sourcebook digs into the details of specific respiratory problems, their detection and treatment, and ways to control symptoms and discomfort. Covered are asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the common cold and influenza, cystic fibrosis, breathing disorders during sleep, SIDS, and much more."--Jacket
Osteoporosis sourcebook : basic consumer health information about primary and secondary osteoporosis and juvenile osteoporosis and related conditions, including fibrous dysplasia, Gaucher disease, hyperthyroidism, hypophosphatasia, myeloma, osteopetrosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, and Paget's disease ; along with information about risk factors, treatments, traditional and nontraditional pain management, a glossary or related terms, and a directory of resources( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osteoporosis affects more than 20 million Americans, most of them women. It is twice as common as heart attacks in women over 29 and five times more prevalent than breast cancer. The disease, which depletes calcium from the skeletal system, results in an estimated 1.5 million fractures annually and can deform patients. This book offers the layperson basic information on such key concepts as bone regeneration and the importance of calcium; forms of osteoporosis and their prevalence in specific populations; related conditions; and the critical difference between osteoporosis and arthritis. The book also covers major risk factors, prevention and coping strategies, and current treatments, including pain management. Also included are a glossary and a directory of resources for further help and information
Men's health concerns sourcebook( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume provides information to help men identify, prevent, detect, treat, and cope with their health concerns. It covers the top ten causes of death in men including diseases of the heart, stroke diseases, prostate disorders, HIV and AIDS, and suicide as well as other common health concerns for men such as impotence, contraception, circumcision, sleep disorders, diet, nutrition and fitness."--Jacket
Allergies sourcebook : basic information about major forms and mechanisms of common allergic reactions, sensitivities, and intolerances including anaphylaxis, asthma, hives, and other dermatologic symtoms, rhinitis, and sinusitis, along with their usual triggers like animal fur, chemicals, drugs, dust, foods, insects, latex, pollen, and poison ivy, oak and sumac, plus information on prevention, identification, and treatment( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Sourcebook brings together current information on disorders commonly understood as allergic reactions. Readers will learn about allergic triggers, symptoms, treatments, coping strategies, and current research initiatives for a variety of conditions including asthma, chronic sinusitis, rhinitis, eczema, atopic dermatitis, anaphylaxis, lactose intolerances, food allergies, during allergies, urticaria (hives), poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac."--Jacket
Burns sourcebook : basic consumer health information about various types of burns and scalds, including flame, heat, cold, electrical, chemical, and sun burns ...( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides basic information about various types of burns and scalds, including flame, heat, electrical, chemical and sun; along with short and long-term treatments, tissue reconstruction, plastic surgery, prevention suggestions and first aid
Oral health sourcebook : basic information about diseases and conditions affecting oral health ...( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skin disorders sourcebook : basic information about common skin and scalp conditions caused by aging, allergies, immune reactions, sun exposure, infectious organisms, parasites, cosmetics, and skin traumas including abrasions, cuts, and pressure sores along with information on prevention and treatment( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on the causes, prevention, and treatment of a variety of skin diseases and disorders, and discusses the care of the skin throughout life, cosmetics and tattooing, allergies, scars and keloid tumors, the effects of sun exposure, hair and scalp disorders, and other topics
The New Cancer Sourcebook by Allan R Cook( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communicative interaction in the dialogic classroom : identifying and accommodating impediments to dialogue by Allan R Cook( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immune system disorders sourcebook( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osteoporosis sourcebook( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Environmentally induced disorders sourcebook : basic information about diseases and syndromes linked to exposure to pollutants and other substances in outdoor and indoor environments such as lead, asbestos, formaldehyde, mercury, emissions, noise, and more
Alternative Names
Cook Alan R.

Languages
English (53)

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The new cancer sourcebook : basic information about major forms and stages of cancer featuring facts about primary and secondary tumors of the respiratory, nervous, lymphatic, circulatory, skeletal, and gastro-intestinal systems, and specific organs ...Cancer sourcebook for women : basic information about specific forms of cancer that affect women, featuring facts about breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, cancer of the uterus and uterine sarcoma, cancer of the vagina, and cancer of the vulva ; statistical and demographic data ; treatments, self-help management suggestions, and current research initiativesAlternative medicine sourcebook : basic consumer information about alternatives to conventional medicine, including acupressure, acupuncture, aromatherapy, ayurveda, bioelectromagnetics, environmental medicine, essence therapy, food and nutrition therapy, herbal therapy, homeopathy, imaging, massage, naturopathy, reflexology, relaxation and meditation, sound therapy, vitamin and mineral therapy, and yoga, and morePain sourcebookRespiratory diseases and disorders sourcebook : basic information about respiratory diseases and disorders including asthma, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, the common cold, influenza, and others, featuring facts about the respiratory system, statistical and demographic data, treatments, self-help management suggestions, and current research initiativesOsteoporosis sourcebook : basic consumer health information about primary and secondary osteoporosis and juvenile osteoporosis and related conditions, including fibrous dysplasia, Gaucher disease, hyperthyroidism, hypophosphatasia, myeloma, osteopetrosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, and Paget's disease ; along with information about risk factors, treatments, traditional and nontraditional pain management, a glossary or related terms, and a directory of resourcesMen's health concerns sourcebookArthritis sourcebook : basic consumer health information about specific forms of arthritis and related disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, polymyalgia rheumatica, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthropathies, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile ankylosing spondylitis, along with information about medical, surgical, and alternative treatment options, and including strategies for coping with pain, fatigue, and stress