Diseases and Disorders - Cystic Fibrosis

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Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder of the lungs and digestive system, and is the most common fatal hereditary disease in the U.S. While there is no cure for cystic fibrosis, many recent developments in medicine and gene therapy have made it easier for people to live their lives with this debilitating disease.

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"Captioned photos and diagrams illustrate each book and both volumes have source notes, a list of organizations and Web sites, and a bibliography that will be useful for report writers, debaters, and parents of children diagnosed with these disfunctions."
-- Booklist (October 2001) (Booklist 20011015)

"These books provide the kind of information that a student may need either for an assigned research project or for personal enlightment and assistance. Highly Recommended"
--Library Media Connection, October 2005 (Library Media Connection 20051001)

"Volumes explore causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. New research techniques are described in detail. Each disorder is fully explained in non-technical terms."
-- School Library Journal (March 2003) (School Library Journal 20030301)

"Overall, the information...is more thorough and accessible than that in many books. Well-done and intuitively organized."
-- School Library Journal (May 2002) (School Library Journal 20020501)

"Primary-source quotes personalize the experiences. A solid addition to the mental-health sections."
-- School Library Journal (October 2001) (School Library Journal 20011001)

"Sheen covers its history, diagnosis, treatment, and solutions to some everyday problems associated with it. Black-and-white captioned photos are scattered throughout. A solid choice for students with a person interest or research requests on the topic."
-- School Library Journal (September 2001) (School Library Journal 20010901)

"Factful and useful books that approach their subjects as puzzlers for which great strides have been made in the last few decades in terms of diagnosis and treatment."
-- School Library Journal (April 2001) (School Library Journal 20010401)

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