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  • The For Your Health Study Guide and Self-Assessment Workbook is now available in the back of the book at no additional cost. It provides activities and self-assessments that help students apply key concepts and change unhealthy behaviors. Perforated pages allow lab activities to be submitted for evaluation and grading.
  • Coverage of the detrimental effects of stress on health
  • Discussion on emerging environmental health problems such as chemicals that mimic human hormones
  • Expanded coverage of health insurance
  • Coverage of alternative medicines and prescription drug recalls
  • Discussion of the disparities in ethnic and racial medical care
  • New to this Edition!
    • Chapter 2- Additional information on the power of prayer; relaxation/managing stress with music
    • Chapter 4- Information on the biological roots of some mental illnesses
    • Chapter 5- Additional information on Vitamin D Deficiency and Food Additives
    • Chapter 6-“Dollars and Sense” health box on overweight children, coverage of Body Dysmorphic Disorder
    • Chapter 7- Includes new information on the sedentary lifestyle of most Americans, what constitutes physical activity, components of physical activity, flexibility, body composition, physical activity and college students
    • Chapter 12- Information on Bacteria and Health; new vaccines—HPV vaccine, vaccine against herpes zoster, hepatitis E; added information on asthma; additional information on treating HIV/AIDS
    • Chapter 13- Information on lung cancer, curing childhood cancer
    • Chapter 14- Information on arterial fibrillation; information on the connection between laughter and heart health; information on the connection between caffeine and hypertension
    • Chapter 15- Added information on lactose intolerance; biomarkers for disease susceptibility
    • Chapter 16- Pharmacogenetics; the legalization marijuana use in some states
    • Chapter 17- How cigarette smoking contributes to a global health problem; information on the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Act passed in 2008
    • Chapter 19- Risks of getting medical procedures done overseas; medicalization of human traits and behaviors
    • Chapter 22- Herbal supplements to treat Alzheimer’s; how exercise can slow aging; anti-aging hormones
    • Chapter 24- Information on how the pollution in Beijing affected the summer Olympic Games; how to reduce one’s carbon footprint; information on the safety of water bottles

"...includes On-line exercises, reviews, expanded chapter material, and more...completely redesigned featuring new anatomical art and easy-to-read text...41% of all references are new to this edition."

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This textbook focuses on the student's responsibility to make lifestyle choices that support physical, mental, and spiritual health. Coverage includes, for example, diet and exercise, developing healthy sexual relationships, drinking responsibly, preventing injury, how genes affect health, and the relationship between health and the environment. Special boxed sections discuss health and wellness topics as they relate to different cultures. Relaxation exercises and stress-management techniques are described in the appendices. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
New edition of a text that provides information needed to understand and implement the basic principles of physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. The authors believe that the key to health is self- responsibility for one's behaviors, both positive and negative, and that health involves our entire being and is not just a matter of repairing broken parts. Twenty-four chapters discuss achieving wellness, eating and exercising, relationships, understanding and preventing disease, drug use and abuse, healthy choices, and overcoming obstacles. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763765934
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 7/16/2009
  • Edition description: 10E
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 810
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Achieving Personal Health 3
2 Mind-Body Communications Maintain Wellness 21
3 Managing Stress: Restoring Mind-Body Harmony 41
4 Maintaining Emotional Wellness 57
5 Choosing a Nutritious Diet 79
6 Managing a Healthy Weight 111
7 Physical Activity for Health and Well-Being 131
8 Developing Healthy Intimate and Sexual Relationships 149
9 Understanding Pregnancy and Parenthood 173
10 Choosing a Fertility Control Method 193
11 Protecting Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS 215
12 Reducing Infections and Building Immunity: Knowledge Encourages Prevention 233
13 Cancer: Understanding Risks and Means of Prevention 265
14 Cardiovascular Diseases: Understanding Risks and Measures of Prevention 287
15 How Genes Affect Health 309
16 Using Drugs Responsibility 327
17 Eliminating Tobacco Use 351
18 Using Alcohol Responsibly 367
19 Making Decisions About Health Care 385
20 Exploring Alternative Medicines 399
21 Preventing Unintentional Injuries and Accidents: What You Can Do 413
22 Understanding Aging and Dying 433
23 Violence in Our Society 451
24 Working Toward a Healthy Environment 467
App. A Stress Management Techniques 488
App. B Calendar of Events and Health Organizations 499
Glossary 503
Study Guide and Self-Assessment Workbook 517
Index 583
Photo Credits 599
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