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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for weight loss surgery research topics. Below you will find suggested books/ebooks and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.
Obesity Surgery by
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
A complete full-color overview of obesity surgery-written by the field's foremost experts. This book brings together the top minds in the discipline who, collectively, deliver a benchmark reference that will prove indispensable for general and bariatric surgeons and residents.
Management of Morbid Obesity by
Publication Date: 2005-09-29
Edited by world-renowned bariatric surgeons, this comprehensive reference provides a clear overview of multidisciplinary approaches to bariatric surgery and clearly details the techniques and outcomes of commonly performed bariatric operations, potential complications associated with bariatric surgery, and practices in long-term follow-up and nutritional management.
Surgery Sourcebook by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (RD31.3 .S87 2013 )
Publication Date: 2013-03-05
Millions of people undergo surgery each year at hospitals or same- day surgery centers in the U.S. Whether it is done to relieve pain, prevent or treat a serious health condition, or repair trauma, surgery carries significant risks, but new developments in surgical technique have helped minimize surgical complications and patient risks. Surgery Sourcebook, 3rd Edition, describes the most common surgical procedures and discusses preparations patients might want to make prior to surgery, as well as postsurgical physical discomforts, nutrition and exercise considerations, and recovery strategies. The book is organized in the broad subject areas detailed below. Please see the Table of Contents for a more complete understanding of the comprehensive coverage offered in Surgery Sourcebook, 3rd Edition.
Stranger Here by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (RM222.2 .L343 2013 )
Publication Date: 2013-02-19
Jen Larsen always thought that if she could only lose some weight, she would be unstoppable. She was convinced that once she found a way to not be fat any more, she would have the perfect existence she’d always dreamed of. When diet after diet failed, she decided to try bariatric surgery, and it worked better than she ever could have dreamed: she lost 180 pounds. As the weight fell away, though, Larsen realized that getting skinny was not the magical cure she thought it would be--and suddenly, she wasn’t sure who she was anymore. Stranger Here is the brutally honest, surprisingly hilarious story of one woman’s journey from one extreme of the weight spectrum to the other, and of the unexpected emotional chaos it created.
Health Reference Center Academic Contains up-to-date information on a complete range of health care topics. This database includes full-text periodicals, reference books, and pamphlets, as well as hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context The premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed differing views present each side of an issue, allowing you to draw your own valid conclusions.
Academic Search Complete Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
Health and Wellness Resource Center This comprehensive consumer health resource, provides accurate, authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative and complementary medical practices. Designed for researchers at all levels, its intuitive interface provides multiple pathways to information including alternative medicine.
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