ISBN-10:
0073529648
ISBN-13:
2900073529645
Pub. Date:
02/28/2007
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Core Concepts in Health, Brief Update / Edition 10

Core Concepts in Health, Brief Update / Edition 10

by Paul M. Insel
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Overview

The most reliable and widely used personal health text, Core Concepts in Health utilizes the theme of personal responsibility to teach and motivate students about health and wellness. The Tenth Edition Update provides current, accurate, scientifically based information about a wealth of health and wellness topics and issues. The Brief edition, an affordable alternative to larger health texts, includes a built-in study guide that allows students to test their knowledge of health-related issues and assess their level of wellness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900073529645
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 02/28/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Paul Insel, PhD is Clinical Associate Professor of psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has been the principal investigator of numerous NIH studies involving health education, mental health, blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and nutrition. He has authored 14 books and more than 100 articles.

Walton T. Roth, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Chief of the Psychiatric Consultation Service at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He is author of over 150 research articles about how the body reacts to stress and psychological disorders. His clinical specialties are the treatment of anxiety disorders and psychiatric consultation in the general hospital.

Table of Contents

1: Taking Charge of Your Health

2: Stress: The Constant Challenge

3: Psychological Health

4: Intimate Relationships and Communication

5: Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Childbirth

6: Contraception and Abortion

7: The Use and Abuse of Psychoactive Drugs

8: Alcohol and Tobacco

9: Nutrition Basics

10: Exercise for Health and Fitness

11: Weight Management

12: Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer

13: Immunity and Infection

14: The Challenge of Aging

15: Conventional and Complementary Medicine: Skills for the Health Care Consumer

16: Personal Safety: Protecting Yourself from Unintentional Injuries and Violence

17: Environmental Health

Appendix: Nutritional Content of Popular Items from Fast-Food Restaurants

Index

Study Guide

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