Health Information in a Changing World: Practical Approaches for Teachers, Schools, and School Librarians

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This holistic guide explains how school librarians and teachers can successfully integrate relevant health concepts and life skills throughout the curriculum for students K through 12.


· 15 original line drawings illustrating health issues, plus many images drawn from major image collections such as the National Library of Medicine and the Library of Congress

· Extensive bibliographies of material that can be used to teach health issues, including selected listings of major health textbooks used in the United States and Canada

· List of helpful selection aids and sources for online health information sites

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Everyone's worried about healthcare issues—the spiraling costs, rampant obesity, concern about having enough qualified caregivers as today's generation ages. The good news is that librarians and teachers have an opportunity to take proactive measures and lead the charge in health management and disease prevention in America.

About the Author:

W. Bernard Lukenbill, PhD, is professor emeritus in the School of Information at the University of Texas, Austin.

Barbara Froling Immroth, PhD, is professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas, Austin.

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