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Each chapter includes "What Is Your HealthStyle?," "Key Concepts," "Review Questions," "Selected Bibliography," "HealthLinks" and "Hot Lines."
I. INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS.
1. Health: Your Personal Responsibility.
Establishing a Personal Health Style.
Prevention: The Best Alternative.
2. Assessing Your Health: A Plan for Informed Decision Making.
Why a Health Assessment?
Assessing the Health of a Community.
National Goals for the 2000.
Assessing Your Personal Health.
Health Skills: Assessing, Recording, Changing.
II. THE BASICS OF GOOD HEALTH.
3. Managing Your Mental Health.
A Continuum of Well-Being.
Who am I? The Importance of Knowing Yourself.
A Continuum of Mental Disorganization.
Suicide: A Symptom of Mental Illness.
Getting Help for Mental Health Problems.
4. Coping with Stress.
Impact of Stress on Health.
Stressors of Everyday Living.
Adapting to Stress.
5. Eating Smart.
What You Need to Eat: The Essential Nutrients.
Why Artificial Ingredients Are Added.
Recommended Dietary Allowances: How Much Do You Need?
Selecting and Preparing Healthy Foods.
6. Maintaining Proper Weight.
How Weight Can Be Harmful to Your Health.
Why Do Some People Become Obese?
How the Body Stores and Uses Energy.
Eating Disorders: A Troubled Relationship with Food.
The Reality of Weight Control.
7. Keeping Fit.
Who Is Exercising?
The Health Benefits of Exercise.
The Fitness Triangle.
Fitness through Exercise.
Planning and Maintaining a Personal Fitness Program.
III. CONTROLLABLE HEALTH RISKS.
8. Smoking Out Tobacco.
Why People Smoke.
The Components of Cigarette Smoke.
Why Smoking Is Dangerous to Your Health.
Non-Cigarette Exposure to Tobacco.
Kicking the Habit: How to Stop.
The Changing Climate of Public Acceptance of Tobacco Use.
9. Dealing with Drinking.
Who Drinks: A Picture of Alcohol Consumption.
Why Do People Drink?
Health Hazards of Alcohol.
Alcoholism as a Disease.
Controlling Access to Alcohol.
Avoiding Problem Drinking.
Prevention: The Ultimate Answer.
10. Understanding the Dangers of Drug Use.
What the Term Drug Means.
Who Uses Drugs.
From Drug Use to Drug Abuse.
How Drugs Differ.
The Impact of Drug Abuse.
Treatment Alternatives: The Long Road Back.
Preventing Drug Abuse: The Skills of Saying No.
11. Recognizing Violent Behavior.
Who Commits Acts of Violence?
Who Is at Risk of Being Assaulted?
When and Where Crimes Take Place.
Homicide: Dying in America.
Violence at Home and on the Job.
The Crime of Rape.
A Few Words on Violence.
12. Preventing Unintentional Injuries.
Unintentional Injuries: Cause and Effect.
Safety on the Road.
Safety at Home.
A Structure for Preventing of Unintentional Injuries.
IV. UNDERSTANDING THE DISEASE PROCESS.
13. Reducing the Risk for Chronic Diseases.
Characteristics of Chronic Illness.
From the Heart: Cardiovascular Diseases.
The Big C: Cancer.
Smile Please: Dental Disease.
Living with Chronic Disease.
14. Reducing the Risk for Infectious Disease.
How Diseases Are Spread.
Immunity: The Final Line of Defense.
Stages of Infectious Disease.
Common Infectious Diseases.
Protection through Prevention.
Reducing Your Risk for an Infectious Disease.
15. Reducing the Risk for Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
What Are STDs?
How Do You Know If You Have an STD?
V. SEXUALITY AND RELATIONSHIPS: A LIFE SPAN APPROACH.
16. Sexuality: Developing Healthy Relationships.
Points of View about Sexuality.
Communicating about Sex.
Love: The Basis of Intimate Relationships.
The Body's Sexual Response.
17. Planning a Family.
The Beginnings of a Family.
Marriage and Family.
A Healthy Pregnancy.
Preparing for Childbirth.
Birth Control: Assuming Responsibility.
A Final Word on Planning a Family.
18. Aging: Growing Older, Keeping Healthy.
Aging Body and Mind: Changes That Occur over Time.
Preventable Health Problems.
Promoting Healthy Aging.
19. Death and Dying.
The Meaning of Death.
Dying as a Process.
For Survivors: A Time of Decisions and Bereavement.
VI. PARTICIPATING IN A HEALTHY COMMUNITY.
20. Living in a Healthy Environment.
Environmental Health: How Big Is the Problem?
The Air You Breathe.
The Water You Drink.
Solid Waste: The Art of Throwing Things Away.
Health Hazards from Toxic Waste.
Dangers from Noise.
Indoor Pollution: Sick Buildings, Sick People.
21. Making Health Care Decisions.
Buying Health Care: How Do Consumers Make Decisions?
How to Choose Health Care Providers.
Paying for Health Care.
Drugs as Medicine.