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Fever 1793
Fever 1793
by Laurie Halse Anderson
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In 1793, the Cook Coffeehouse outside Philadelphia is a haven for those fleeing from the fever sweeping across the mosquito-infested city. Fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook has just lost her childhood playmate to the fever and struggles to keep her family... (read more)

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Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-Or-Break Moment
Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-Or-Break Moment
by Carla Killough Mcclafferty
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"McClafferty (The Many Faces of George Washington) sounds a dire warning about the dangers of playing football, especially at the youth level. As the first four of the book's 16 chapters point out, controversy surrounding football is as old as the sport... (read more)

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I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History's Strangest Cures
I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History's Strangest Cures
by Carlyn Beccia
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It wasn’t too long ago that people tried all sorts of things to help sick people feel better. They tried wild things like drinking a glass full of millipedes or putting some mustard on one's head.  Some of the cures worked, and some... (read more)

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Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat
Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat
by Gail Jarrow
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One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America’s South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award... (read more)

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Vaccines (Current Controversies)
Vaccines (Current Controversies)
by Noel (edt) Merino
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Each anthology is composed of a wide spectrum of primary sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields. This unique approach provides students with a concise view of divergent opinions on each topic. Extensive book and... (read more)

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Issues That Concern You)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Issues That Concern You)
by Heidi (edt) Watkins
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Each title in this colorful series discusses an issue that either is part of students' lives or is likely affecting someone they know. Presenting multiple sides to current issues, each title distinguishes itself through its dedicated focus on concerns... (read more)

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Invisible Enemies 2ND Edition
Invisible Enemies 2ND Edition
by Jeanette Farrell
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Updated to include the most recent breakthroughs First published in 1998, here are the surprisingly fascinating stories of seven diseases that changed the course of human history - updated to reflect new medical and social developments such as: - the... (read more)

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Get Ready for Jetty!: My Journal about ADHD and Me
Get Ready for Jetty!: My Journal about ADHD and Me
by Jeanne Kraus
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Meet Jetty. She is just starting third grade. Jetty likes: karate, cartwheels, reading, and cookie dough ice cream. Jetty dislikes: girlie girls, anything pink, and writing in complete sentences Jetty writes about these things as well as her recent ADHD... (read more)

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Blindness (Diseases & Disorders)
Blindness (Diseases & Disorders)
by Hal Marcovitz
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Cancer Treatment Drugs (Understanding Drugs)
Cancer Treatment Drugs (Understanding Drugs)
by Alan Hecht
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This book explains how cancer drugs work and looks at the ongoing effort to develop new and better anti-cancer drugs.... (read more)

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Fighting Disease (Planet SOS)
Fighting Disease (Planet SOS)
by Steve Way
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One of the biggest challenges facing the world today is keeping people healthy. Disease, starvation, and war are major problems that people struggle with every day. Readers learn about these problemsfrom eating disorders to AIDSand also learn what is... (read more)

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Diphtheria (Deadly Diseases & Epidemics)
Diphtheria (Deadly Diseases & Epidemics)
by Patrick Guilfoile
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Diphtheria is a bacterial infection caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, which attacks the respiratory system. Although the earliest accounts of diphtheria date back at least 2,000 years, this disease was first associated with major epidemics in Europe... (read more)

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It Happened to Me                                                                                   " #02: Epilepsy: The Ultimate Teen Guide
It Happened to Me " #02: Epilepsy: The Ultimate Teen Guide
by Kathlyn Gay
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Teens can lead normal, active lives despite having Epilepsy, and this book shows them how other teens are doing so. Through their stories they offer advice on whether and how to tell friends, dates, teachers, or an employer about the condition. Important... (read more)

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Eating Disorders (Issues That Concern You)
Eating Disorders (Issues That Concern You)
by Arthur (edt) Gillard
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Each title in this colorful series discusses an issue that either is part of students' lives or is likely affecting someone they know. Presenting multiple sides to current issues, each title distinguishes itself through its dedicated focus on concerns... (read more)

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Alzheimer's Disease (Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders)
Alzheimer's Disease (Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders)
by Adrienne Wilmoth (edt) Lerner
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Nubian Minds
Nubian Minds
by Hellen Adom
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These essays chronicle the author's experiences with sickle-cell anemia and the lack of medical advances in treatment.... (read more)

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Jacob Has Cancer: His Friends Want to Help
Jacob Has Cancer: His Friends Want to Help
by Heather Cooper
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A special coloring book for the friends and classmates of children with cancer. As you color, you'll learn what cancer is, what your friend is going through, how you can help, and how much your help means to your friend.... (read more)

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Superbugs: The Rise of Drug-Resistant Germs (In the News)
Superbugs: The Rise of Drug-Resistant Germs (In the News)
by Stephanie Watson
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Health experts fear that some day, strains of bacteria will arise that no medicine can kill. This enlightening book presents the single-celled superbugs, which are notorious for causing the most hospital infections, and for being the most resistant to... (read more)

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Brain Tumors (Compact Research: Diseases & Disorders)
Brain Tumors (Compact Research: Diseases & Disorders)
by Peggy J. Parks
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Explains what brain tumors are and how they can affect health, details the symptoms and treatment of brain tumors, and explores how survivors deal with rehabilitation.... (read more)

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Huntington's Disease (Perspectives on Diseases & Disorders)
Huntington's Disease (Perspectives on Diseases & Disorders)
by Clay Farris (edt) Naff
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