Books on Health 
While I am not a doctor, all the books I have written on health were thoroughly vetted by doctors and healthcare professionals.
Look here in future as the list of my books on health and food will be updated.

Critical Perspectives on Vaccinations
from the series Analyzing the Issues
Enslow Publishing
   ISBN: 9780766081390

e-book ISBN: 9780766081406

Vaccinations have been a contentious issue in recent years, particularly in North America, where a few parents have decided to forgo vaccinating their children due to potential health risks. According to health experts, this has led to an increase in potentially deadly diseases and an overall decrease in herd immunity. With so much fearmongering online about the potential deadly consequences of vaccinations, however, what information can we trust? This text provides primary source evidence from doctors and experts, along with scientific data, court cases, and the viewpoints of everyday people, in order to facilitate students’ own critical thinking about this important issue.


Fake Foods: Fried, Fast, and Processed
from the series Incredibly Disgusting Food
Rosen Publishing
ISBN: 9781448812691 (library binding)
ISBN: 978-1-4488-2370-3 (e-book format)
available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book format
Includes: Full-color Photographs, Glossary, Index, Author Biography, Bibliography, For Further Information Section, Further Reading, List of Organizations, Sidebars, Web Sites
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 When we're hungry, we are often more concerned with quashing the hunger than the quality of what we're eating. This book looks at processed food, which might have started as whole, healthy foods, but are now milled, coated or mixed with salt and preservatives, and fried or cooked. Oftentimes this processed food is cleverly packed as wholesome, even when it isn't. Readers will learn how fake food ingredients can contribute to obesity, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. Fake foods have also been linked to stomach and colon cancers, and to high blood sugar levels. The book provides suggestions for real food choices, creating a regime of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that are healthy and satisfying.

Book Review: Fake Foods: Fried, Fast, and Processed
"...Johanson holds nothing back as she tells the disgusting story of fake food and how it affects our health and its ongoing impact on our environment... Throughout, Johanson makes it clear that for every piece of fake or junk food we eat, there is always a healthy alternative."
--The Non-Fiction Detectives

Book Review: Fake Foods: Fried, Fast, and Processed
"Students are going to love to hate this book as I did. . .the best part of this book is the graphic imaging of the side effects caused by fast food. The myth and fact section are worth posting largely in the cafeteria. High interest, relevant."
--Rosanne Cipollone, Baldwin Borough Public Library 
Series Review: Incredibly Disgusting Food
"This series really sends a clear message on the dangers our teens face with food. I think Michelle Obama would highly support these titles in her quest to eliminate childhood obesity in a generation... All in all, loved this series. Rosen's designers so brilliantly included the word disgusting in the title that teens are intrigued and pick them up. Yes! If I can get teens to stop and think about what they are eating, I'll put the Incredibly Disgusting Food series on my shelves."
--Diane Chen, John F. Kennedy Middle School
Series Review: Incredibly Disgusting Food
"Knowledge about ingredients and eating in moderation is the consensus of all of the books as evidenced by the last chapters that cover healthier practices and alternatives to snack food. Readers may or may not be disgusted, but they will definitely learn a thing or two about smart eating habits."
--School Library Journal

Muscular Dystrophy
from the series Genetic and Developmental Diseases and Disorders
Rosen Publishing
ISBN: 781404218505 (library binding)
ISBN: 978-1-4358-4824-5 (e-book)
Includes: Full-color and Black-and-White Photographs, Illustrations, Glossary, Annotated Illustrations, Bibliography, Fact Sheets, Further Reading, List of Organizations, Sidebars, Timelines, Web Sites
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Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a genetic disorder that gradually weakens a person's muscles. It is caused by missing or incorrect genetic information in the body's cells. The person's body is unable to make the proteins needed to build and maintain healthy muscles. Although there is no cure for muscular dystrophy, researchers are learning about how to prevent and treat the condition. Doctors have learned a great deal about how to improve muscle and joint function and how to slow the deterioration of muscles. Their goal is to help children, teenagers, and adults with muscular dystrophy live active and independent lives for as long as possible. This book delves into the history of the disorder, the genetic basis of MD, the main types of MD, and living with MD and suggests some coping strategies. It also explores diagnostic tests for MD, genetic research, and the promising effects of gene therapy. 
Series Review:
"These slim volumes will fill specific needs. Each title introduces the disease or disorder, covers its history, current status, and future treatments; identifies who is susceptible and why and discusses diagnosis..."
--Carol Surges, McKinley Elementary School, School Library Journal

Frequently Asked Questions About Testicular Cancer
from the series Frequently Asked Questions: Teen Life
Rosen Publishing
ISBN: 9781404219304 (library binding)
ISBN: 9781435844179 (e-book)
Includes: Full-color Photographs, Glossary, Index, Bibliography, For Further Information Section, Further Reading, List of Organizations, Sidebars, Web Sites
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Testicular cancer accounts for about 1 percent of all cancers in males in North America and is found most often in males between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five. Students learn about the risk factors for developing testicular cancer, the symptoms and diagnosis, and the effective treatment options. This book is a perceptive treatment of a sensitive topic, chock full of useful information including how to perform a testicular self-exam. Includes references to testicular cancer survivors Lance Armstrong and Tom Green.
Series review: FAQ: Teen Life
"The Teen Life series offers informative, well-designed, and thoughtful books about some of the most pressing issues on kids' minds. Each volume contains sections of "Ten Great Questions to Ask" as well as pages of myths versus facts. Easy to read with a fresh design, these books will help and inform a wide audience." STARRED REVIEW
--Ilene Cooper, Booklist

Breast Cancer Prevention
from the series Girls' Health
Rosen Publishing
ISBN: 9781404219472 (library binding)
ISBN: 978-1-4358-4398-1 (e-book)
available in paperback and e-book formats
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 A valuable resource for both teens and their families, this straightforward and friendly book includes information on breast health, early detection of breast problems, including lumps, and treatment options and coping strategies for some breast conditions. A positive approach and health are emphasized.


Processed Food
from the series What's In Your Food? Recipe For Disaster
Rosen Publishing
ISBN: 9781404214170 (library binding)
ISBN: 978-1-4358-4753-8 (e-book format)
Includes: Full-color Photographs, Glossary, Index, Bibliography, Fact Sheets, Resources, Web Sites
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Food processing makes a broad assortment of foods available that most people could not otherwise eat. It enables people to eat certain foods year-round, including frozen and canned fruits, vegetables, and meat products. Processed foods and prepackaged meals are extremely convenient. But what unhealthy ingredients are contained in many processed foods? Some are made with trans fats, saturated fats, lots of sugar, large amounts of sodium, and food additives such as food colouring and preservatives. Readers learn about the dangers of eating too much processed food, the unhealthy effects to their cardiovascular health, autoimmune system, and teeth, as well as the development of certain food allergies. Various strategies for making healthy meal choices are also presented.

from the series Coping in a Changing World
Rosen Publishing
ISBN: 9781404209480 (library binding)
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HIV/AIDS is one of the more devastating diseases in human history. More than 30 years after its discovery, scientists and medical researchers are still struggling to find a cure and a vaccine. Today, there are more than 40 million people living with AIDS around the world. This title is a comprehensive coping manual that defines the disease, explains how it operates in the body, discusses treatments, and advises on how it can be prevented. More important, it offers a sympathetic and comprehensive guide to teens who are either living with the disease or know someone who is. This book was written to be compatible not only with teenaged readers, but adult learners.

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