Studies indicate that approximately four percent of adolescents experience serious depression. Depression and other mood disorders such as bipolar disorder occur across all age groups, genders, economic classes, and ethnic groups. This informative title examines the causes and symptoms of depression and other mood disorders and provides information about treatment options. A chapter on caring for others discusses the difficulties young people encounter living with or caring for siblings or parents who are depressed or have a mood disorder.
An estimated 40,000 children are born with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in the United States each year. The impacts on school and family, and social life are immense. FASDs are a group of disorders and conditions that occur in people whose mothers drank alcohol during pregnancy. This useful title gives an overview of the mental, behavioral, and physical impairments of FASD, as well as new research, treatments and methods for managing behavioral issues. A chapter on caring for others addresses children dealing with parents, siblings, or foster siblings with an FASD diagnosis.
Physical activity positively impacts the bodies, minds, and emotions of children, but unfortunately, most children are physically active only 15 minutes a day! Through fun, easy-to-follow activities, enhanced by photographs and illustrations, Active Kids will motivate children to get moving. Kids will learn about how the cardiovascular system works, the building blocks - cardio, flexibility, strong muscles, warming up and cooling down, safety guidelines, and how much is enough.
This insightful book examines different types of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating, and discusses causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Up-to-date information and firsthand accounts shed light on body image and eating disorders that are becoming increasingly common in adolescence. Practical advice on developing a positive self-image is also included.
Youth gambling has become a serious concern. From online poker and card games, to sports pools and lottery tickets, gambling is more accessible than ever before. This informative and timely book explores the different forms of gambling, reasons why young people gamble, and the dangerous consequences of compulsive gambling. Compelling real-life stories, recent statistics, and research help readers make informed and educated choices about gambling.
This gripping title traces the causes, symptoms, and treatment of plague through the height of the Black Death in Europe and into the modern day.
Gurgle, burp, ooze, and squirts - sometimes our bodies do the most disgusting things! Our bodies are food-processing factories that produce oils and gases and waste. From making sticky earwax and stinky sweat to letting out loud burps and embarrassing farts, this entertaining book describes why our bodies do the rude and hilarious things they do. Get your hands dirty, too, with some easy (and painless!) experiments.
Mosquitoes have lived on Earth for more than 30 million years! Close-up photos and detailed illustrations depict the amazing changes a mosquito goes through in four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Kids will enjoy reading about different species of mosquitoes and - most importantly - why they bite! Topics include mosquito bodies and senses, where mosquitoes lay their eggs, the differences between male and female mosquitoes, and the diseases mosquitoes transmit and how to avoid mosquito bites.
Innovations in the medical field save countless lives daily. In this fascinating title, a timeline of breakthrough medical inventions is explored through dynamic photographs and interesting fact boxes. Fleming's advances with penicillin and the invention of the X-ray machine are some of the featured inventions that keep us in the best of health!
The medical and pharmaceutical industries rely on chemists to produce drugs that relieve pain and keep people alive. Readers will learn what goes into the making of an aspirin and how some medical discoveries have been the result of trial, error, and "chem-tacular" luck! Easy experiments allow budding scientists to test theories.
Come inside for a fresh look at careers in green food, from planting to cultivation, and merchandising to selling. In addition to the greening of conventional methods of food production, this book examines careers in alternative energy, equipment, packaging, and delivery systems.
So many of the everyday products we use are created through the wonders of modern chemistry. From toilet paper to body cream, soap, and perfume, humans rely on chemistry to make our lives easier. Fascinating experiments explain how compounds are mixed together and how body care products are made. Easy experiments allow budding scientists to test theories.
Water plays a vital role in nearly every bodily function, including regulating temperature and removing toxins. Fiber is essential for gastrointestinal health. This compelling book examines how fiber and water work together to help our digestive tracts run smoothly.
Even though carbohydrates have been given a bad rap in recent years, they are essential for maintaining good health. This fascinating title examines the chemical structure of carbohydrates and explains the differences between simple and complex carbohydrates.
There is a great deal of fuss about fat! Fat is an essential nutrient for optimal health, however too much fat can lead to health problems. This informative title helps clear up the confusion about this controversial nutrient.
Minerals boost our immune systems, support normal growth and development, and help cells and organs function. This engaging title explores the roles of key minerals, such as calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium.
Our organs, bones, muscles, skin, and hair either contain or are made of proteins. This engaging title explains how our bodies break down large protein molecules into the amino acids that our bodies need to maintain our muscles, bones, blood, and body organs.
We all know that vitamins are necessary for proper growth and good health. But what vitamins do we need and how does our body use them? This informative title identifies essential vitamins and explains how our bodies absorb them.
Squirt may be a tiny gland, but young readers will thrill to learn just how important he is. Come inside to see the powerful effects of the pineal, pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands. The roles of the hypothalamus and pancreas will also be explored along with the function of hormones.
Struts and Flex, our muscle and bone Body Buddies give the inside scoop on this active partnership. Readers are introduced to the structure and function of bones and muscles. They will discover how different joints enable different kinds of movement and how muscles must work in teams.
Huff & Puff, our Body Buddy lung twins make learning about the lungs and respiratory system exciting! Readers are introduced to the bronchial tree. They will discover how the diaphragm and intercostals muscles help the lungs fill and empty. Easy-to-follow text will guide young readers through this detailed topic, helping to ensure absorption of the material.
Join our Body Buddy Ticker as he explores the workings of the heart and circulatory system. Children will learn how the amazing heart muscle works, and will discover how blood vessels transport life-giving oxygen to the cells and carry away carbon dioxide. Colorful layouts make learning about this complex topic easy and fun.
Join our brain Body Buddy Cognos and learn all about how the brain and nervous system work. Children will discover the location of the major parts of the brain and gain understanding of their various functions. Involved topics like nerve signals are explained in an entertaining and straightforward way for young readers.
Join Gurgle, our Body Buddy stomach and learn all about what happens to food after it is swallowed. Readers will learn about their esophagus, stomach, liver, small and large intestine.