In Limbo Over Lyme Disease is about the journey of a teen with Lyme disease and co-infections, caused by the bite of a tick. If not caught early, Lyme disease and co-infections can become chronic and wreak havoc on a person's body, mind, and life. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to a successful recovery. Prevention is important for everyone, since ticks are found around the world.
Melanie S. Weiss, MSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC has been a registered nurse for over thirty years, certified in maternal-newborn nursing, and is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. She is an Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY and lives on Long Island, NY with her husband and three sons. Long Island is an area prevalent with ticks and Lyme disease.
Melanie is an award-winning author of the children’s medical book, In a Pickle Over PANDAS, and author of the articles, The Pandemonium of PANDAS: An Unprecedented Pediatric Disorder and PANDAS: What Every Parent Needs to Know.
“What’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers’ adaptation of Pollan’s famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.
In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter, The Omnivore’s Dilemma serves up a bold message to the generation that needs it most: It’s time to take charge of our national eating habits—and it starts with you.
In a powerful, dramatic narrative, critically acclaimed author Jim Murphy describes the illness known as yellow fever and the toll it took on the city's residents, relating the epidemic to the major social and political events of the day and to 18th-century medical beliefs and practices. Drawing on first-hand accounts, Murphy spotlights the heroic role of Philadelphia's free blacks in combating the disease, and the Constitutional crisis that President Washington faced when he was forced to leave the city—and all his papers—while escaping the deadly contagion. The search for the fever's causes and cure, not found for more than a century afterward, provides a suspenseful counterpoint to this riveting true story of a city under siege.
An American Plague's numerous awards include a Sibert Medal, a Newbery Honor, and designation as a National Book Award Finalist. Thoroughly researched, generously illustrated with fascinating archival prints, and unflinching in its discussion of medical details, this book offers a glimpse into the conditions of American cities at the time of our nation's birth while drawing timely parallels to modern-day epidemics. Bibliography, map, index.
Shane Burcaw was born with a rare disease called spinal muscular atrophy, which hinders his muscles’ growth. As a result, his body hasn’t grown bigger and stronger as he’s gotten older—it’s gotten smaller and weaker instead. This hasn’t stopped him from doing the things he enjoys (like eating pizza and playing sports and video games) with the people he loves, but it does mean that he routinely relies on his friends and family for help with everything from brushing his teeth to rolling over in bed.
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017