9780321832023

Access to Health

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321832023

  • ISBN10:

    0321832027

  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/6/2013
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Summary

The newly revised Thirteenth Edition of Access to Health makes health more accessible by focusing on real-world issues and topics that are most important to you. Long known for its currency, research, and strength in behavior change, Access to Healthprovides access to health information and your own health potential through a consistent framework for motivating you to make healthy life choices. As a teacher, mentor, and researcher, Rebecca J. Donatelle knows the health issues that are important to today's students. Through her engaging and friendly writing style, Donatelle addresses your concerns and teaches you to be a savvy and critical consumer of health information. The Thirteenth Editionshows how real-world issues impact the subject matter of this course by adding new features highlighting finances and technological advances. The book's attractive design, imaginative art, unique mini-chapters, and robust media make learning personal health more accessible. Access to Healthprovides hands-on practical tools that help you effect healthy changes in your life.

Author Biography

Rebecca Donatelle is a Professor Emeritus in Public Health and was the Coordinator of the 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 was also a Certified Health Education Specialist in 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.

Table of Contents

I. FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE

1. Assessing Your Health

2. Promoting and Preserving Your Psychosocial Health

          Focus On: Cultivating Your Spiritual Health

3. Managing Stress and Coping with Life’s Challenges

          Focus On: Improving Your Sleep

 

II. CREATING HEALTHY AND CARING RELATIONSHIPS

4. Building Healthy Relationships and Communicating Effectively

5. Understanding Your Sexuality

6. Considering Your Reproductive Choices

 

III. BUILDING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

7. Eating for a Healthier You

8. Reaching and Maintaining a Healthy Weight

          Focus On: Enhancing Your Body Image

9. Improving Your Physical Fitness

 

IV. AVOIDING RISKS FROM HARMFUL HABITS

10. Recognizing and Avoiding Addiction

11. Drinking Alcohol Responsibly

12. Ending Tobacco Use

13. Avoiding Drug Misuse and Abuse

 

V.  PREVENTING AND FIGHTING DISEASE

14. Protecting against Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections

        Focus On: Understanding Your Health Inheritance

15. Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

        Focus On: Minimizing Your Risk for Diabetes

16.  Reducing Your Cancer Risk

17.  Reducing Risks and Coping with Chronic Conditions

 

VI. FACING LIFE’S CHALLENGES

18. Choosing Conventional and Complementary Health Care

19. Preventing Violence and Abuse

        Focus On: Reducing Your Risk of Unintentional Injury

20. Preserving and Protecting Your Environment

21. Preparing for Aging, Death, and Dying

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