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Alan Rees Reviews
Alan Rees is a guru of consumer health titles for libraries.
He is regularly featured in Majors' newsletter,
A MAJOR Report on consumer health for librarians.
In the Fall 2001 A MAJOR Report, Alan Rees reviews two
Cancer: Making Sense of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Options
"A highly readable guide to diagnosis and staging, finding the
right treatment team, prognosis, treatment of non-small cell and
small cell cancers, experiencing chemotherapy and radiotherapy,
adverse effects of treatment, recurrence of disease, and clinical
trials. Other topics covered include sexuality and fertility,
reduction of stress, finance and employment issues, 'If All
Treatments Have Failed,' and how to research your illness.
Resources listed include organizations, print publications, and
Disorder: Helping Children & Adolescents
"Waltz, who successfully coped with obsessive compulsive disorder
(OCD) as a child and as a mother of two children diagnosed with OCD,
offers an informative guide to the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and
treatment of the illness. An extensive list of treatment and
resource centers, books, Web sites, and online discussion groups
is particularly valuable."
Reviews of other recent Patient-Centered Guides may also be found
in earlier editions of A MAJOR Report:
Named one of the "Best Consumer Health Information Resources"
in the Consumer Health Information Source Book by Alan Rees,
Your Child in the Hospital
"An excellent, compact guide... Practical and supportive."
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
"Highly recommended. ...Her intention in this book is to bring
together the basic information needed by parents of a child
with these disorders."
Colon & Rectal Cancer
"Highly recommended. Lucid, in-depth coverage of what you need to
"An excellent, supportive, and well-needed book."
"Highly recommended. In this new edition, Keene provides updates
on treatment including bone marrow transplants, chemotherapy drugs, and
methods of dealing with side effects. A pull-out record keeper allows
patients to record treatment information for future caregivers.
...Poignant and supportive."
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