The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health

Editor: Gale
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Gale

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-57-302752-6
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 433
Book Status: Available
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The Gale Encyclopedia Of Senior Health: A Guide For Seniors And Their Caregivers presents authoritative, comprehensive information on all aspects of senior health.

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Table of Contents

  • Please Read—Important Information
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Thematic Outline
  • Contributors
  • Volume 1: A–B
  • A
  • AARP
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Accountable care organizations
  • Acetaminophen
  • Activities of daily living evaluation
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Administration of medication
  • Adult day care
  • Advance directives
  • Advanced practice nurse
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Aging
  • AIDS
  • AIDS counseling
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Allergies
  • Allergy tests
  • Aloe
  • Alopecia
  • Alpha1-adrenergic blockers
  • Alpha hydroxy acids
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Ambulatory blood pressure
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Aminoglycosides
  • Amputation
  • Amyloidosis
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Analgesics
  • Anemia
  • Anesthesia, general
  • Anesthesia, local
  • Anesthesiologist's role
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina pectoris
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
  • Ankle-brachial index
  • Anoxia
  • Antacids
  • Antiangina drugs
  • Antianxiety drugs
  • Antiarrhythmic drugs
  • Antibiotics
  • Anticancer drugs
  • Anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs
  • Anticonvulsant drugs
  • Antidementia drugs
  • Antidepressant drugs, SSRI
  • Antidepressants, tricyclic
  • Antidiabetic drugs
  • Antidiarrheal drugs
  • Antifungal drugs, topical
  • Antihistamines
  • Antihypertension drugs
  • Anti-insomnia drugs
  • Anti-itch drugs
  • Antioxidants
  • Antiparkinson drugs
  • Antipsychotic drugs
  • Antiretroviral drugs
  • Antituberculosis drugs
  • Antiviral drugs
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Aphasia
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial line
  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Aspiration
  • Aspirin
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial fibrillation and flutter
  • Audiometry
  • Autoimmune disease tests
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Autonomic disorders
  • Autonomy
  • Autopsy
  • B
  • Back and neck pain, physical therapy for
  • Back curves
  • Bacteremia
  • Bacterial infections
  • Balance and coordination tests
  • Barbiturates
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Barium enema
  • Behcet's syndrome
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Bereavement counseling
  • Beta blockers
  • Beta glucans
  • Biofeedback
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Bladder cancer
  • Bladder infection
  • Bladder stones
  • Bladder training
  • Bladder ultrasound
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blindness
  • Blood clots
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar tests
  • Body mass index
  • Boils
  • Bone density test
  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
  • Bone scan
  • Botox injection
  • Brain and central nervous system tumors
  • Breast biopsy
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast implants
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast self-examination
  • Breathing problems
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchodilators
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bruising
  • Bursitis
  • Volume 2: C–E
  • C
  • Cachexia (wasting)
  • Caffeine
  • Calcium
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Calcium supplements
  • Cancer
  • Cancer therapy, supportive
  • Carbohydrates
  • Cardiac ablation
  • Cardiac bypass surgery
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac monitor
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Cardiac valve surgery
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Cardioversion
  • Caregiver
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Carotid ultrasound
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Case management
  • Cataracts
  • Catheterization, female
  • Catheterization, male
  • Celiac disease
  • Cellulitis (infection)
  • Cephalosporins
  • Cervical cancer
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chest CT scan
  • Chest physical therapy
  • Chest x-ray
  • Chiropractic
  • Cholesterol-reducing drugs
  • Cholesterol test
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Cinnamon
  • Circulatory problems
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clinical nurse specialist
  • Clinical trials
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Collagen injection
  • Colon cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colostomy
  • Colostomy care
  • Coma
  • Commercial prescription programs
  • Common cold
  • Community health programs
  • Community nutrition
  • Community social programs
  • Complete blood count
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Conservatorship
  • Constipation
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Corneal diseases
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Cortisone
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • COX-2 inhibitors
  • CT scans
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Cystitis
  • D
  • Death and dying
  • Deconditioning
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Dehydration
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Dental health and hygiene
  • Dental implants
  • Denture care
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatologist
  • DHEA
  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetic foot infections
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Dialysis technology
  • Diarrhea
  • Diet
  • Diet and cancer
  • Diet and lifestyle
  • Diet and mental health
  • Dietary assessment
  • Dietary counseling
  • Dietary intake and nutrition status
  • Dietary supplements
  • Dietetics
  • Dietician
  • Discharge from the hospital
  • Dislocations and subluxations
  • Diuretics
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Do not resuscitate (DNR) order
  • Doctor of osteopathy
  • Driver safety
  • Drug interactions
  • Dry eye
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry skin
  • E
  • Ear irrigation
  • Echocardiography
  • Edema
  • Elder abuse
  • Electrocardiography
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Electroencephalography
  • Electrolyte balance
  • Electrolyte tests
  • Emergency health services
  • Emergency medical technician
  • Emphysema
  • Encephalitis
  • End-of-life decision making
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Endoscopy
  • Endotracheal tube management
  • Enemas
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Estrogen
  • Exercise
  • Eye examination
  • Eyeglasses and contact lenses
  • Eyedrop instillation
  • Eyelid disorders
  • Volume 3: F–L
  • F
  • Face lift
  • Fainting
  • Falls
  • Family relationships
  • Fatigue
  • Fatty liver
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Financial management
  • Finding a surgeon
  • Floaters
  • Folic acid
  • Food allergies
  • Food intolerance
  • Foot care
  • Fungal culture
  • Fungal infections
  • G
  • Gait and balance assessment
  • Gait and balance problems
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gambling
  • Gangrene
  • Garlic
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux scan
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Geriatric assessment tests
  • Geriatric nutrition
  • Geriatrics and gerontology
  • GI bleeding
  • GI bleeding studies
  • Gingivitis
  • Ginkgo biloba
  • Glaucoma
  • Glucosamine
  • Gluten-free diet
  • Glycemic index/glycemic load
  • Gout
  • Gout drugs
  • H
  • H-2 receptor blockers
  • Head injury
  • Headache
  • Healthcare financing
  • Health care, quality
  • Health history
  • Health maintenance organizations (HMOs)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Hearing aids
  • Hearing loss
  • Heart attack
  • Heartburn
  • Heart disease
  • Heart valve repair
  • Heatstroke
  • Helicobacter pylori infection
  • Hematologist
  • Hematoma
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hernia
  • High cholesterol
  • High-fiber diet
  • Hip fractures
  • Hip fractures rehabilitation
  • Hip replacement
  • Hip revision surgery
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Holter monitoring
  • Home care
  • Home health aide
  • Home safety
  • Homeopathic medicine
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Hospices
  • Household management
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hysterectomy
  • I
  • Immune system
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
  • Independence
  • Infection control
  • Infectious diseases
  • Influenza
  • Influenza vaccination
  • Informed consent
  • Inhalation therapies
  • Insomnia
  • Insulin
  • Intravenous fluid
  • Intravenous medication administration
  • Intravenous nutrition
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Iron tests
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ischemia
  • Isolation
  • Itching
  • J
  • Joint integrity and function
  • Joint mobilization and manipulation
  • K
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney function tests
  • Kidney nuclear medicine scan
  • Kidney stones
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Kidney, ureter, and bladder x-ray study
  • Knee joint replacement
  • Knee problems
  • L
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Laxatives
  • Leukemias, acute
  • Leukemias, chronic
  • Lice infestation
  • Licensed practical nurse
  • Liposuction
  • Liver biopsy
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver function tests
  • Liver-spleen scan
  • Liver transplantation
  • Living will
  • Long-term care
  • Low back pain
  • Low-cholesterol diet
  • Lower limb prostheses
  • Low-fat diet
  • Low-sodium diet
  • Low testosterone
  • Low vision
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung biopsy
  • Lung cancer, non-small cell
  • Lung cancer, small cell
  • Lupus
  • Lyme disease
  • Lymphedema
  • Volume 4: M–R
  • M
  • Magnesium imbalance
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Malnutrition
  • Mammogram
  • Managed care plans
  • Marijuana
  • Massage therapy
  • Mastectomy
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Medicaid
  • Medical billing
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical futility
  • Medicare
  • Medicare prescription drug plan
  • Medigap/Medicare supplemental insurance
  • Melatonin
  • Memory loss
  • Meningitis
  • Menopause
  • Mental health
  • Metastasis
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Mind/body medicine
  • Minoxidil
  • Mitral valve insufficiency
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Mitral valve stenosis
  • Mobility issues
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Movement therapy
  • MRSA infection
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Myocarditis
  • N
  • Nail fungus
  • Nail removal
  • National Institute on Aging
  • Naturopaths
  • Neuralgia
  • Neurologic examination
  • Neuromuscular physical therapy
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Nuclear stress test
  • Nursing assistant
  • Nursing homes
  • Nutrition and healthy aging
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Nutritionist
  • O
  • Obesity
  • Occupational therapy
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Oncology
  • Optometry
  • Oral cancers
  • Oral hygiene
  • Organ and tissue donation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopathy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Overactive bladder
  • Overdose
  • Oxygen/ozone therapy
  • P
  • Pacemakers
  • Paget's disease of bone
  • Pain
  • Pain management
  • Palliative care
  • Pancreatic cancer, endocrine
  • Pancreatic cancer, exocrine
  • Panic disorder
  • Pap test
  • Paralysis
  • Parathyroid scan
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Patient confidentiality
  • Patient education
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Patient representation
  • Patient rights
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pericarditis
  • Periodic limb movement disorder
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Peripheral vision loss
  • Persistent vegetative state
  • Personal hygiene
  • Personality disorders
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical therapist
  • Physical therapy
  • Physical therapy assistant
  • Physician-assisted dying
  • Pinched nerve
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Postoperative care
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Prayer and spirituality
  • Prebiotics
  • Preferred provider organizations (PPOs)
  • Preoperative cardiac assessment
  • Preoperative care
  • Presbyopia
  • Prescription drug misuse
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Priapism
  • Private insurance plans
  • Probiotics
  • Prostate biopsy
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Prostate ultrasound
  • Proton pump inhibitors
  • Psoriasis
  • Psychological and social issues
  • Psychoses
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • R
  • Reconciliation
  • Recovery at home
  • Recovery room
  • Registered nurse
  • Rehabilitation
  • Relationships
  • Relaxation
  • Respiratory failure
  • Respite care
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Retinal detachment
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rheumatologist
  • Rosacea
  • Volume 5: S–Z
  • S
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sarcomas
  • Saw palmetto
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica
  • Scleroderma
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Seizure disorder
  • Senior health
  • Senior travel
  • Sepsis
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Sexually transmitted diseases cultures
  • Shiatsu
  • Shingles
  • Sildenafil citrate
  • Sjögren's syndrome
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin culture
  • Skin lesion removal
  • Skin lesions
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleep disorders
  • Smoking
  • Smoking cessation
  • Snoring surgery
  • Social Security
  • Social work in health care
  • Sodium
  • Speech problems
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Staphylococcal infections
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Steroids
  • Stomach cancer
  • Streptococcal disease
  • Stress
  • Stress test
  • Stroke
  • Substance abuse and dependence
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Sugar
  • Suicide
  • Surgery and the elderly
  • Surgical risks
  • Swallowing problems
  • T
  • Tai chi
  • Talking with your doctor
  • Teeth whitening
  • Tendinitis
  • Testicular self-examination
  • Tetanus
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombolytic therapy
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid function tests
  • Thyroid nuclear medicine scan
  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • Tinnitus
  • Tracheotomy
  • Transient blindness
  • Transient ischemic attacks
  • Transplant surgery
  • Trigger finger
  • Tube feeding
  • Tuberculosis
  • U
  • Ulcers
  • Upper GI exam
  • Upper GI series
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Urine culture
  • V
  • Vaccinations
  • Varicose veins
  • Ventilators
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Veterans Health Administration
  • VFW
  • Viruses
  • Vision disorders
  • Visual impairment
  • Vital signs
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamins
  • W
  • Walking problems
  • Water exercise
  • Weight loss
  • Wheelchair prescription
  • Withdrawing support
  • Wound care
  • Wrinkles
  • Y
  • Yoga
  • Z
  • Zinc
  • Organizations
  • Glossary