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Read more about Community interventions in obesity-related chronic diseases

Community interventions in obesity-related chronic diseases

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Cirignano, Elnakib, Ensle, and Zellers

Publisher: Rutgers University Libraries (RUcore)

License: CC BY

The rate of obesity continues to climb in the United States in all age groups. National reports, including the Trust for America’s Health annual report State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, highlight key findings and policy recommendations. The need to continue to work towards stabilization of the obesity epidemic could not be more important as consequences of this chronic disease can be dire, potentially affecting physical health with an increase in risk for chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and several types of cancer as well as potentially affecting behavioral health. Curbing the high rates of obesity is particularly of importance when considering the prevalence of childhood obesity, which is on the rise not only in the United States but is also increasing globally. Although there are certain risk factors such as genetics that are not modifiable in this group, there are many dietary, physical activity and environmental factors that are modifiable through lifestyle changes. This course will explore ways to address these lifestyle changes for children through adults with both federally- and NGO- based community interventions that are working towards combating overweight and obesity and how they aim to do so with a health equity lens in mind.

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Read more about Teaching Apparel Production

Teaching Apparel Production

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Deaton

Publisher: University of Arkansas

License: CC BY

This text was written to provide students and teacher candidates with an introductory understanding of the skills associated with teaching apparel production. The book is broken into units and chapters that focus on essential skills for constructing garments and, more specifically, teaching others how to construct apparel and apparel-related products.

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Read more about Urinalysis Atlas: A Pictorial Guide to Formed Elements in Urine (Doty and Taylor)

Urinalysis Atlas: A Pictorial Guide to Formed Elements in Urine (Doty and Taylor)

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Taylor and Doty

Publisher: LibreTexts

License: CC BY-NC-SA

In Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Urinalysis course, students learn to evaluate normal and abnormal formed urinary elements through microscopic examination of urine sediment. They learn to interpret results and correlate with other laboratory data to identify disease. Access to quality atlases are a vital tool in the students’ learning process. Because the cost of printing pictures is so great, the price of printed atlases is high. The number of images included is limited. And many excellent atlases are now out of print.

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Read more about Precision Nutrition and Advanced Culinary Medicine

Precision Nutrition and Advanced Culinary Medicine

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Police

Publisher: UKnowledge

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This electronic textbook (eBook) and/or eBook chapters are designed to accompany NS801, Precision Nutrition and Advanced Culinary Medicine, a 1-credit, 8-week online medical elective course for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Office of Medical Education curricula. Reading for the course will be labeled to align with the content of the online course; such that Module 2 is aligned with Chapter 2, Module 3 with Chapter 3, and so on. As an open access textbook supported by the University of Kentucky Libraries Alternative Textbook program, all sources will be linked and readily available.

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Read more about World History Since 1500: An Open and Free Textbook

World History Since 1500: An Open and Free Textbook

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Rankin and Weise

Publisher: East Tennessee State University

License: CC BY-SA

World History Since 1500: An Open and Free Textbook is designed to cover world history from 1500 to the present in 15 chapters. The OER-supported textbook can be downloaded as a pdf or viewed online. The textbook serves to weave insights from many perspectives into stories and narratives that will help students develop a framework to organize and connect ideas, geographical locations, and timelines allowing them to think critically and broadly about the world around them. In addition to helping students master the sequence and scope of world history from 1500, the textbook helps develop empathy for people who live and lived in different parts of the world and during different historical times leading to the creation of empathic and knowledgeable global citizens who are aware of and concerned about the world around them.

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Read more about Nursing Management and Professional Concepts

Nursing Management and Professional Concepts

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Open RN

Publisher: WI Technical Colleges Open Press

License: CC BY

This book introduces concepts related to nursing leadership and management, prioritization strategies, delegation and supervision, legal implications of nursing practice, ethical nursing practice, collaboration within the interprofessional team, health care economics, quality and evidencebased practice, advocacy, preparation for the RN role, and the avoidance of burnout with self-care. Several online, interactive learning activities are included in each chapter that encourage application of content to patientcare situations. Additionally, the Appendix includes a “suite of patients” with suggested prompts for classroom discussion to assist students in applying concepts from the book to real patient-care situations.

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Read more about College Success Concise

College Success Concise

Contributor: Baldwin

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

OpenStax College Success Concise serves First Year Experience, Student Success, and College Transition courses, and can also be used as a supplementary resource in courses across the curriculum. With the input of hundreds of instructors and academic success experts, the authors carefully prioritized the most critical topics to align to briefer courses. The offering covers material such as college culture, time management, mindset, study skills, test preparation, financial literacy, health, and planning for the future. While much of the material is very similar to the original College Success book, this version was holistically edited and updated. Users will see additions such as a new section on group work and greatly expanded coverage of stress management and wellbeing.

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Read more about An Intuitive, Interactive, Introduction to Biostatistics

An Intuitive, Interactive, Introduction to Biostatistics

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Ward and Nolte

Publisher: University of Iowa

License: CC BY-NC

"An Intuitive, Interactive Introduction to Biostatistics" is an introductory statistics textbook oriented towards towards undergraduate students in the health sciences. While covering the breadth of material typically presented in a first semester statistics course, including introductions to probability and distributions, study design, CLT, hypothesis testing, and inference, IIIB distinguishes itself with its focus on cultivating student intuition through the use of guided questions and interactive simulation-based applets. Written in R, this open-source text has been created with customizability in mind, offering instructors maximal flexibility in arranging and modifying the content.

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Read more about Processes: Writing Across Academic Careers

Processes: Writing Across Academic Careers

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Iverson and Ehrenfeld

Publisher: Milne Open Textbooks

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Processes: Writing Across Academic Careers is an edited collection featuring writing from students, faculty, and staff at Farmingdale State College, a State University of New York (SUNY) campus on Long Island. Each contributor reflects on their own writing as well as writing in their fields/disciplines. Namely, they reflect on their writing processes, hence the name of the book.

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Read more about Virginia Cooperative Extension Gardener Handbook

Virginia Cooperative Extension Gardener Handbook

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Reed and Johnson

Publisher: Virginia Cooperative Extension

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Virginia Cooperative Extension Gardener Handbook is a guide for all gardeners in Virginia. It covers a variety of topics important for beginning and experienced gardeners, including soil health, native plants, and integrated pest management. This manual provides an understanding of the basics of gardening in Virginia and helps to build a strong foundation of gardening knowledge. Resources for additional reading can be found at the end of each chapter. We encourage readers to take a deeper dive into the topics that interest them and continue their learning journey.

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