Men’s Health covers a wide range of issues, including diseases that affect only men, diseases typically considered to be “men’s” diseases, and health-related issues important to men of specific ages. This first edition includes nearly 300 articles in two volumes on all aspects of health pertaining to men.
The content featured provides information on the anatomy and physiology of the male body; fathering children; diseases and conditions specific to men; psychological and sociological health; gay and transgender issues; health, exercise, and nutrition; issues pertaining to military servicemen, and the elderly; and more.
A wide variety of topics are included that are of interest to men at all stages of life. The goal of these volumes is to inform and educate men and others about men’s health issues with reliable and useful sources of additional information.
Here are just some of the topics covered in this authoritative, yet accessible text:
- Heart Disease
- Liver Disease
- COPD and Other Respiratory Diseases
- Cancers such as Prostate, Lung, and Colorectal
- Influenza and Pneumonia
- HIV and AIDS
- Fertility Issues
- Brain Trauma
Essays vary in length from 400 to 2,000 words, ranging from one to five pages. The material in this edition is arranged in eight categories:
- Social Issues
Essays include “For Further Information” sections, listing several additional resources on the topic. A “Complete List of Contents” at the beginning of every volume assists readers in locating topics of interest from each volume. Photographs, tables and diagrams are included to better illustrate anatomy, diseases, treatments and procedures.
In addition, the following appendixes appear at the end of volume 2:
- Federal Health Resources, listing several government agencies, including websites and phone numbers
- Crisis Organizations and Hotlines, listing several emergency resources for readers in need of urgent care
- Category Index
- Subject Index
Designed for high school, undergraduate and public libraries, entries are written in clear, understandable language to provide students and researchers with accessible, updated information important to gain an understanding of the many areas of men's health. It will be of interest not only to public library patrons but also to premedical students specializing in male-specific fields and those building collections for the patient population.