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MERCURY LEARNING and INFORMATION provides print and digital content in the areas of science and medicine, technology and computing, engineering, and mathematics (STEM disciplines) designed for the professional/reference, trade, library, higher education, career school, and online training markets. We embrace both traditional and innovative publishing models designed to accommodate the needs of the intended audience by using the appropriate delivery methods.

MyModernHealth FAQs Series

Childhood Obesity

Rita Buckley

ISBN: 978-1-937585-42-6
Pub Date:  August 2015
Specs: 6 x 9   Paperback with CD
Pages: 100
Price: $24.95


Mercury Learning eBook

In the United States alone, 17% (or 12.5 million) young people ages 2–19 are considered either obese. Rates around the world are also at alarming levels. Using a question and answer format, practical examples, and numerous illustrations, this book explains childhood obesity concepts and related issues. It first offers easy-to-understand definitions of the causes, symptoms, and treatments for childhood obesity and then suggests diets, and other means for maintaining a healthy weight. The book includes numerous in-text Web links to the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and others with important information and health tips. The companion CD includes videos, resources, and illustrations to help you to understand all of the material from the book.


About the Author

Rita Buckley is an award-winning, medical and healthcare writer of numerous articles for peer-reviewed journals, professional societies, and pharmaceutical companies.