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Overview

Teacher and mentor Rebecca J. Donatelle helps readers make wise decisions about their health using the most current information available. Along with insightful self-assessments and behavior change commitments, Access to Health, Eighth Edition also includes a comprehensive supplements package. Access to Health is comprehensive, readable, and generously illustrated, making it the book of choice for todayUs health and wellness enthusiasts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780536397140
  • Publisher: Pearson Higher Educaiton
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 758
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Donatelle is a Professor Emeritus in Public Health and was the Coordinator of the Public Health Promotion and Education Programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. She has a Ph.D. in Community Health/Health Education, a Master of Science degree in Health Education, and a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in both Health/Physical Education and English. She was also a Certified Health Education Specialist in behaviors and behavior change. She has received the Leadership Award, outstanding teacher award in her college, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Presidential Award for Promising New Research in the Smoke-Free Families National Initiative.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Promoting Healthy Behavior Change 2
Ch. 2 Psychosocial Health: Achieving Mental, Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Wellness 32
Ch. 3 Managing Stress: Toward Prevention and Control 60
Ch. 4 Violence and Abuse: An Epidemic of Fear 84
Ch. 5 Communicating Effectively: A Key to Interpersonal Health 108
Ch. 6 Healthy Relationships: Friends, Family, and Significant Others 128
Ch. 7 Sexuality: Defining Your Sexual Behavior 154
Ch. 8 Birth Control, Pregnancy, and Childbirth: Managing Your Fertility 178
Ch. 9 Nutrition: Eating for Optimum Health 214
Ch. 10 Managing Your Weight: Finding a Healthy Balance 252
Ch. 11 Personal Fitness: Improving Your Health Through Exercise 282
Ch. 12 Addictions and Addictive Behavior: Threats to Wellness 310
Ch. 13 Pharmaceutical Drugs: Safe and Responsible Use 330
Ch. 14 Drinking Responsibly: A Lifestyle Challenge 348
Ch. 15 Tobacco and Caffeine: Legal Addictions 372
Ch. 16 Illicit Drugs: Use, Misuse, and Abuse 394
Ch. 17 Cardiovascular Disease: Helping the Beat Go On 418
Ch. 18 Cancer: Reducing Your Risks 440
Ch. 19 Infectious and Sexually Transmitted Infections: Risks and Responsibilities 470
Ch. 20 Noninfectious Conditions: The Modern Maladies 506
Ch. 21 Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Process 528
Ch. 22 Dying and Death: The Final Transition 550
Ch. 23 Environmental Health: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally 572
Ch. 24 Consumerism: Selecting Health Care Products and Services 596
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