Allergies

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Allergens are all around us: in the air, on our pets, and in our food. According to USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, accidental exposure to food allergens leads to fifty thousand emergency room visits and causes at least 150 deaths in the United States each year. Some organizations estimate that allergies and asthma affect one in five Americans, and many people suffer from allergies their entire lives. There is no cure for allergies, but you can take steps to prevent a reaction and to control symptoms.

This book provides case studies of people living with allergies and describes the causes, symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments of common allergies. You’ll learn that, with the proper precautions, allergies and asthma do not have to slow you down.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76138-073-3
$51.99 $38.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2011-08-01
BISACS JNF051030, JNF024020
Dewey 616.97
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.125 x 9
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • SSLI Book Award Honor Book, Commended, 2013

Author: Wendy Moragne

Wendy Moragne is a former teacher and writer who now practices as an attorney.

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USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Developed in partnership with USA TODAY, one of the most read newspapers in the world and the No. 1 newspaper in the United States, this easy-to-read medical series focuses on some of today’s most topical diseases, disorders, and… View available downloads →