Personal Health: Perspectives and Lifestyles / Edition 4

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Overview

PERSONAL HEALTH: PERSPECTIVES AND LIFESTYLES, Fourth Edition emphasizes the individual's personal responsibility for wellness by presenting general (core) and current health information to guide decision making. The focus of the text is to present health topics, including cultural, racial, ethnic, and gender diversity issues, identify risk factors, and give you useful and sensible suggestions to reduce the risk for preventable diseases and conditions in order to achieve optimal levels of wellness for yourself, your friends, and your family.

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This third edition of an accessible introductory text for undergraduates continues to emphasize the relationship between health and various cultural differences, and adds new boxes on diversity which provide information on topics including stress as it relates to age, gender differences in communication, and HIV/AIDS in the African- American community. Other pedagogical features include tips for applying information in daily life, critical thinking boxes (new to this edition), facts and statistics on topics of interest, self- assessment, and study and review questions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495385936
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/25/2007
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Personal Health. 2. Personality and Emotional Health. 3. Stress and Health. 4. Personal Relationships. 5. Human Sexuality, Contraception, and Reproduction. 6. Communicable Diseases. 7. Noncommunicable Diseases. 8. Cardiovascular Diseases. 9. The Basics of Nutrition. 10. Weight Management. 11. Physical Activity and Health. 12. Psychoactive Drugs and Medications. 13. Tobacco and Alcohol. 14. Aging, Dying, and Death. 15. Consumerism and Environmental Health. Appendix. Glossary.

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