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Breathing in America : diseases, progress, and hope

Author: Dean E Schraufnagel; Brian Kell; American Thoracic Society.
Publisher: New York : American Thoracic Society, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Breathing in America: Diseases, Progress, and Hope explores the nature and causes of pulmonary, critical care and sleep disorders, their prevalence and burden, the benefits research has brought and the research challenges that remain. Written for educated laypersons, the book presents basic facts about 23 different respiratory conditions, features a case study for each condition, and highlights the most promising  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dean E Schraufnagel; Brian Kell; American Thoracic Society.
ISBN: 9780615420523 0615420524 9780615420530 0615420532
OCLC Number: 698590905
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 268 pages) : illustrations
Responsibility: edited by Dean E. Schraufnagel ; managing editor, Brian Kell.

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Breathing in America: Diseases, Progress, and Hope explores the nature and causes of pulmonary, critical care and sleep disorders, their prevalence and burden, the benefits research has brought and the research challenges that remain. Written for educated laypersons, the book presents basic facts about 23 different respiratory conditions, features a case study for each condition, and highlights the most promising areas of research. Public health experts, patients and patient advocates, government and community leaders, health reporters and medical, nursing and allied health students will get an overview of the most common respiratory disorders, must of which are under-recognized as health problems.

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