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AfterwordA Message Of Hope And Resources

Afterword: A Message Of Hope And Resources  

Barbara O. Rothbaum and Sheila A. M. Rauch

in PTSD: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
29 August 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190930370.003.0007
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A message of hope As we have discussed throughout this book, we live in a dangerous world, and, unfortunately, about 70 percent of us may encounter a potentially traumatic event ... More
Afterword in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Afterword in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic  

Barbara O. Rothbaum and Sheila A. M. Rauch

in PTSD: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
29 August 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190930370.003.0008
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As we are going to press with PTSD: What Everyone Needs to Know, we are in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Today there are 1,237,420 confirmed cases globally, 321,762 in the ... More
Aging and Health

Aging and Health  

Michael Snyder

in Genomics and Personalized Medicine: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 March 2016
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190234775.003.0014
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The number one risk factor for nearly all human diseases is age. The chances of developing cancer, diabetes, coronary artery disease, heart failure, macular degeneration, and dementia all ... More
Air

Air  

Pamela Hill

in Environmental Protection: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 May 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190223069.003.0006
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Why is clean air important? Each person takes in more than three thousand gallons of air a day to stay alive. The quality of that air is key to good health. Moreover, polluted air ... More
Allergens and Respiratory Irritants at Home

Allergens and Respiratory Irritants at Home  

Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan

in Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190662646.003.0006
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Children are more susceptible to air pollutants than adults. Children live closer to the ground, breathe far more air pound per pound of body weight, have lungs that are still developing, ... More
Alzheimer’s Disease: Biological Aspects

Alzheimer’s Disease: Biological Aspects  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0002
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was first identified by Alois Alzheimer in 1906 in his patient, Frau Auguste D. Dr. Alzheimer saw Frau D in 1901 and observed her rather striking symptoms that ... More
Alzheimer’s Disease: The Subjective Experience

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Subjective Experience  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0003
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The biomedical approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia in general during most of the 20th century limited the general public’s knowledge about AD primarily to what was wrong with ... More
Amazonia’s Uncertain Future

Amazonia’s Uncertain Future  

Mark J. Plotkin

in The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
23 June 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190668297.003.0007
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I have already outlined a number of threats to Amazonia like cattle ranching, mining, and climate change, but what follows are some of the most urgent—​and ominous—​risks and challenges ... More
Amazonian Biota

Amazonian Biota  

Mark J. Plotkin

in The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
23 June 2020
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190668297.003.0004
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Plants What is ayahuasca? From Argentina to Australia, from Israel to Istanbul, a once-​obscure Amazonian liana, admixed with a few other plants, is now celebrated—​and ... More
Analogizing the Internet of Things

Analogizing the Internet of Things  

Scott J. Shackelford

in The Internet of Things: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
29 August 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190943813.003.0006
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As any new frontier opens or industry matures, it’s natural to search for analogies and historical precedents to guide both our actions and perceptions. President Kennedy famously compared ... More
And in the End

And in the End  

Steven R. Sabat

in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190603106.003.0007
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When one of our loved ones or someone whom we are trying to help professionally is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or another type of dementia, we are presented with what is often ... More
The Animals Themselves

The Animals Themselves  

Paul Waldau

in Animal Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
10 February 2011
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199739974.003.0002
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A central issue in any discussion of protections for living beings outside our own species is the question of the animals’ actual biological realities. Intuitively, we know that other ... More
The Antarctic Treaty of 1959

The Antarctic Treaty of 1959  

David Day

in Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
27 June 2019
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190641320.003.0007
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Why were the Russians and other claimants suddenly prepared in the late 1950s to reach agreement on the governance of Antarctica? The onset of the Cold War and the arrival of ... More
Application: Quantum Computing

Application: Quantum Computing  

Michael G. Raymer

in Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250720.003.0010
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Is information physical? Computers process information. Computer scientist and physicist Rolf Landauer was a proponent of the idea that information is an aspect of the physical ... More
Application: Quantum Data Encryption

Application: Quantum Data Encryption  

Michael G. Raymer

in Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250720.003.0003
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Can quantum physics be harnessed to create perfectly secure Internet communication? Yes. In recent decades scientists have learned how to use the quantum nature of light to make ... More
Application: Sensing Gravity with Quantum Interference

Application: Sensing Gravity with Quantum Interference  

Michael G. Raymer

in Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250720.003.0005
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What is the technology of sensing? The human body has at least five senses: touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. A human sense is any biological process that generates a ... More
Application: Sensing Time, Motion, and Gravity with Quantum Technology

Application: Sensing Time, Motion, and Gravity with Quantum Technology  

Michael G. Raymer

in Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190250720.003.0012
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What are quantum physics–based sensing technologies? Quantum physics–based sensing technologies are those that rely on quantum physics principles for their working. If classical ... More
Are Children Affected by Eating Disorders?

Are Children Affected by Eating Disorders?  

B. Timothy Walsh, Evelyn Attia, and Deborah R. Glasofer

in Eating Disorders: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 September 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190926595.003.0007
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Unfortunately, being young does not protect kids from developing eating disorders. Research in children suggests that half of young girls and a quarter of young boys report dieting in a ... More
Are Suicide Bombers Suicidal?

Are Suicide Bombers Suicidal?  

Sophia Moskalenko and Clark McCauley

in Radicalization to Terrorism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
29 August 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190862596.003.0008
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Answering this question requires knowing a little about suicide.

Are There Medications That Are Helpful?

Are There Medications That Are Helpful?  

B. Timothy Walsh, Evelyn Attia, and Deborah R. Glasofer

in Eating Disorders: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 September 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190926595.003.0011
Format: 
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Medications are one tool in the eating disorders treatment toolbox. Several different types of medications can be useful, even dramatically so. Sometimes medications are prescribed for ... More

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