Health: The Basics / Edition 5

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Overview

This book emphasizes the essential health information necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of health promotion and disease prevention from a behavioral management perspective.This edition continues to provide cutting-edge information readers need to make healthy decisions. Today's health research, issues, and trends are reflected throughout the thoroughly revised and updated content. Enhancements include expanded psychosocial health and personal fitness chapters, a new chapter on complementary and alternative medicine, extended coverage of cardiovascular disease and cancer, and the addition of three new feature boxes: Women's Health/Men's Health, New Horizons in Health, and Assess Yourself.For anyone interested in health, wellness, and physical education.
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New edition of a college textbook which presents a general overview of health issues, intended to assist students in making informed health decisions. Topics include creating healthy and caring relationships; avoiding or overcoming harmful habits; and preventing and fighting disease. Specific health problems addressed include stress, sexually transmitted diseases, and fitness. The publisher reports that this text will not be available by itself once the CD-ROM is published and they're marketed as a package. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805353266
  • Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/3/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Donatelle is Professor Emeritus in public Health and is the Coordinator of 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 is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. In addition to her varied teaching responsibilities, Becky is an active researcher in the area of health 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 1
Ch. 2 Psychosocial Health: Achieving Mental, Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Wellness 25
Ch. 3 Managing Stress: Toward Prevention and Control 48
Ch. 4 Violence and Abuse: Societal Challenges 66
Ch. 5 Healthy Relationships and Sexuality: Making Commitments 84
Ch. 6 Birth Control, Pregnancy, and Childbirth: Managing Your Fertility 117
Ch. 7 Nutrition: Eating for Optimum Health 148
Ch. 8 Managing Your Weight: Finding a Healthy Balance 179
Ch. 9 Personal Fitness: Improving Your Health Through Exercise 204
Ch. 10 Licit and Illicit Drug Use: Understanding Addictions 226
Ch. 11 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Caffeine: Unacknowledged Addictions 256
Ch. 12 Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: Reducing Your Risks 286
Ch. 13 Infectious and Noninfectious Conditions: Risks and Responsibilities 318
Ch. 14 Life's Transitions: The Aging Process 355
Ch. 15 Environmental Health: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally 381
Ch. 16 Consumerism: Selecting Health-Care Products and Services 400
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