Community & Family Health Issues contains nearly 500 articles that cover a variety of social, mental health, and physical conditions, all of which can have a significant impact on the overall health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Topics include Abandoned Children, Autism, Custody of Children, Date Rape, Maltreatment of Older Adults, Parental Grief, Prostitution, Veterans and Substance Abuse, Video Game Addition, War: Affects on Children, and Workplace Violence.

SALEM HEALTH: Nutrition—with 255 entries—covers not only the nutritional value of dozens of foods and food groups, but includes nutritional therapy, how diet affects certain medical conditions, and societal issues such as fad diets and obesity.

Volume 1—Food Groups—covers Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Protiens, and Dairy—with individual, detailed entries on specific foods, followed by entries on specific Beverages, Herbs & Spices, and Fats & Oils. Following the entries in Volume 1 is nutrition information from the USDA.

Volume 2—Medical Nutrition Therapy for Various Diseases—offers information on how what you eat affects a variety of medical and mental conditions from autism and bipolar disorder to ulcers and urinary tract infections. You’ll read about which foods will help and what to avoid. This volume includes a cancer prevention diet, food addiction, and food allergies.

Volume 3 includes Dietary Considerations, Nutrition Through the Lifespan, and Micronutrients. It covers various diets, eating for your age, and specific information on vitamins and minerals. Volume 3 also includes two appendixes and a detailed index.