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Access To Health

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Summary

Access to Health, Ninth Edition is the most comprehensive and authoritative text for your personal health class. As a teacher, mentor, and researcher, Rebecca Donatelle knows the health issues that are important to you, and she addresses them in a clear, friendly, and engaging style. This new edition offers updated coverage of hot topics such as low-carb and low-fat diets, diabetes, new contraceptive methods, and yoga, demonstrating the connection between this course and your daily life. Donatelle teaches you how to be a savvy, critical consumer of health information and provides hands-on practical tools to help you make positive behavior changes. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Preface iii
Part One: Finding the Right Balance
Promoting Healthy Behavior Change
2(36)
Putting Your Health in Perspective
6(5)
Health: Yesterday and Today
6(3)
The Evolution toward Wellness
9(2)
New Directions for Health
11(8)
Healthy People 2010 and Other Initiatives
11(1)
A New Focus on Health Promotion
11(6)
Disease Prevention
17(1)
Achievements in Public Health
18(1)
Reducing Health Disparities: New Challenges
19(1)
Preparing for Better Health in the Twenty-First Century
20(1)
Focusing on Global Health Issues
20(1)
Focusing on Your Health
20(1)
Gender Differences and Health Status
21(1)
Improving Your Health
22(6)
Changing Your Health Behaviors
24(1)
Factors That Influence Behavior Change
24(1)
Motivation
25(1)
Beliefs and Attitudes
25(2)
Intentions to Change
27(1)
Significant Others as Change Agents
27(1)
Choosing a Behavior-Change Strategy
28(4)
Shaping
28(1)
Visualization
28(1)
Modeling
29(1)
Controlling the Situation
29(1)
Reinforcement
29(1)
Changing Self-Talk
29(3)
Changing Your Behavior
32(3)
Self-Assessment: Antecedents and Consequences
32(1)
Analyzing Personal Behavior
33(1)
Decision Making: Choices for Change
33(1)
Setting Realistic Goals
33(2)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
35(1)
Summary
35(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
36(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
36(1)
Further Reading
37(1)
Psychosocial Health: Being Mentally, Emotionally, Socially, and Spiritually Well
38(30)
Defining Psychosocial Health
40(8)
Mental Health: The Thinking You
41(2)
Emotional Health: The Feeling You
43(1)
Social Health: Interactions with Others
44(1)
Spiritual Health: An Inner Quest for Well-Being
45(3)
Factors That Influence Psychosocial Health
48(2)
External Factors
48(1)
Internal Factors
48(2)
Enhancing Psychosocial Health
50(4)
Developing and Maintaining Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy
50(1)
Sleep: The Great Restorer
51(1)
The Mind-Body Connection
51(1)
Happiness: A Key to Well-Being
52(1)
Myths and Misperceptions about Happiness
52(1)
Does Laughter Enhance Health?
52(2)
When Psychosocial Health Deteriorates
54(8)
Depression: The Full-Scale Tumble
54(4)
Anxiety Disorders: Facing Your Fears
58(2)
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
60(1)
Schizophrenia
60(2)
Gender Issues in Psychosocial Health
62(1)
Suicide: Giving Up on Life
62(2)
Warning Signs of Suicide
63(1)
Taking Action to Prevent Suicide
63(1)
Seeking Professional Help
64(2)
Getting Evaluated for Treatment
64(1)
Mental Health Professionals
64(1)
What to Expect in Therapy
65(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
66(1)
Summary
66(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
67(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
67(1)
Further Reading
67(1)
Managing Stress: Coping with Life's Challenges
68(30)
What Is Stress?
70(1)
The Body's Response to Stress
70(3)
The General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS)
71(2)
Stress and Your Health
73(6)
Stress and CVD
76(1)
Stress and Impaired Immunity
77(1)
Stress and Diabetes
77(2)
Stress and the Mind
79(1)
Sources of Stress
79(5)
Psychosocial Sources of Stress
79(3)
Stress and ``-isms''
82(1)
Environmental Stress
82(1)
Self-Imposed Stress
82(2)
Stress and the College Student
84(3)
Managing Your Stress
87(7)
Building Skills to Reduce Stress
87(1)
Managing Social Interactions
88(1)
Managing Emotional Responses
88(2)
Taking Mental Action
90(1)
Taking Physical Action
91(1)
Managing Your Time
92(1)
More Stress Management Techniques
92(2)
Making the Most of Support Groups
94(1)
Developing Your Spiritual Side: Mindfulness
94(2)
The Physical Dimension: Moving in Nature
95(1)
The Emotional Dimension: Dealing with Negative Emotions
95(1)
The Social Dimension: Interacting, Listening, and Communicating
95(1)
The Intellectual Dimension: Sharpening Intuition
95(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
96(1)
Summary
96(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
97(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
97(1)
Further Reading
97(1)
Violence and Abuse: Creating Healthy Environments
98(30)
Violence in the United States
100(1)
Costs of Violence
101(1)
Societal Causes of Violence
101(4)
Personal Precipitators of Violence
102(3)
Intentional Injuries
105(14)
Gratuitous Violence
105(1)
Bias and Hate Crimes
105(3)
Terrorism: Increased Risks from Multiple Sources
108(1)
Domestic Violence
109(4)
Sexual Victimization
113(5)
Crime on Campus: A Safe Haven?
118(1)
Reducing Your Risk
119(3)
Self-Defense against Rape
119(1)
What to Do if a Rape Occurs
120(2)
A Campuswide Response to Violence
122(1)
Community Strategies for Preventing Violence
122(1)
Unintentional Injuries
122(3)
Residential Safety
123(1)
Workplace Safety
124(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
125(1)
Summary
126(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
126(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
126(1)
Further Reading
127(1)
Part Two: Creating Healthy and Caring Relationships
Healthy Relationships: Communicating Effectively with Friends, Family, and Significant Others
128(32)
The Communication Process: Getting Started
130(2)
Symbolism in Communication
130(1)
How Perception Affects Communication
131(1)
Improving Your Communication Skills
132(7)
Learning Appropriate Self-Disclosure
132(1)
Being a Better Listener
133(2)
Using Nonverbal Communication
135(1)
Expressing Difficult Feelings
135(2)
Communicating Assertively
137(1)
Establishing a Proper Climate
137(1)
Managing Conflict
138(1)
Characterizing and Forming Intimate Relationships
139(5)
Families: The Ties That Bind
141(1)
Establishing Friendships
141(1)
Significant Others, Partners, Couples
142(1)
This Thing Called Love
143(1)
Gender Issues in Relationships
144(4)
Styles in Decision Making
145(1)
Picking Partners
145(1)
Sharing Feelings
146(1)
Communication between Couples
146(1)
We All Want to Be Understood
146(2)
Overcoming Barriers to Intimacy
148(1)
Barriers to Communication
148(1)
Dysfunctional Families
148(1)
Jealousy in Relationships
148(1)
Committed Relationships
149(2)
Marriage
149(1)
Cohabitation
150(1)
Gay and Lesbian Partnerships
150(1)
Staying Single
151(1)
Success in Relationships
151(2)
Partnering Scripts
151(1)
Being Self-Nurturant
152(1)
Confronting Couple Issues
152(1)
Having Children . . . or Not?
153(1)
When Relationships Falter
153(2)
Getting Help
155(1)
Trial Separations
155(1)
When and Why Relationships End
155(1)
Coping with Loneliness
156(1)
Building Better Relationships
156(1)
Elements of Healthy Relationships
157(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
157(1)
Summary
158(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
159(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
159(1)
Further Reading
159(1)
Sexuality: Choices in Sexual Behavior
160(24)
Your Sexual Identity
162(3)
Sexual Orientation
164(1)
Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
165(9)
Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
165(6)
Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
171(1)
Human Sexual Response
172(2)
Sexual Responses among Older Adults
174(1)
Expressing Your Sexuality
174(3)
Sexual Behavior: What Is ``Normal''?
174(1)
Options for Sexual Expression
174(2)
Variant Sexual Behavior
176(1)
Difficulties That Can Hinder Sexual Function
177(4)
Sexual Desire Disorders
177(1)
Sexual Arousal Disorders
178(1)
Orgasm Disorders
178(1)
Sexual Performance Anxiety
179(1)
Sexual Pain Disorders
179(1)
Seeking Help for Sexual Dysfunction
179(1)
Drugs and Sex
180(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
181(1)
Summary
181(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
182(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
182(1)
Further Reading
183(1)
Reproductive Choices: Making Responsible Decisions
184(36)
Methods of Fertility Management
186(12)
Barrier Methods
186(6)
Hormonal Methods
192(2)
Surgical Methods
194(1)
Other Methods of Contraception
195(1)
Fertility Awareness Methods
196(2)
Abortion
198(4)
Methods of Abortion
199(2)
Emotional Aspects of Abortion
201(1)
Planning a Pregnancy
202(1)
Emotional Health
202(1)
Maternal Health
202(1)
Paternal Health
202(1)
Financial Evaluation
203(1)
Contingency Planning
203(1)
Pregnancy
203(7)
Prenatal Care
203(2)
A Woman's Reproductive Years
205(2)
Pregnancy Testing
207(1)
The Process of Pregnancy
207(2)
Prenatal Testing and Screening
209(1)
Childbirth
210(4)
Choosing Where to Have Your Baby
210(1)
Labor and Delivery
210(1)
Managing Labor: Medical and Nonmedical Approaches
211(1)
Birth Alternatives
212(1)
Breast-Feeding and the Postpartum Period
212(1)
Complications
213(1)
Infertility
214(4)
Causes in Women
215(1)
Causes in Men
215(1)
Treatment
215(2)
Surrogate Motherhood
217(1)
Adoption
217(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
218(1)
Summary
218(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
219(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
219(1)
Further Reading
219(1)
Part Three: Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle
Nutrition: Eating for Optimum Health
220(48)
Assessing Eating Behaviors: Are You What You Eat?
223(1)
Eating for Health
224(8)
The Food Guide Pyramid: A Work in Progress
225(3)
Making the Pyramid Work for You
228(2)
Using the National Guidelines to Eat Well
230(1)
Eating Nutrient-Dense Foods
231(1)
The Digestive Process
231(1)
Obtaining Essential Nutrients
232(16)
Water: A Crucial Nutrient
232(1)
Proteins
233(2)
Carbohydrates
235(2)
Fiber
237(3)
Fats
240(1)
PUFAs and MUFAs: Unsaturated ``Good Guys''
241(2)
Vitamins
243(1)
Minerals
243(5)
Can Food Have Medicinal Value?
248(6)
Antioxidants and Your Health
250(2)
Folate
252(2)
Gender and Nutrition
254(2)
Different Cycles, Different Needs
254(1)
Changing the ``Meat-and-Potatoes'' American
254(1)
Determining Your Nutritional Needs
255(1)
Vegetarianism: Eating for Health
256(2)
The Vegetarian Pyramid
257(1)
Improved Eating for the College Student
258(2)
Fast Foods: Eating on the Run
258(2)
When Funds Are Short
260(1)
Supplements: New Research on the Daily Dose
260(1)
Food Safety: A Growing Concern
260(5)
Foodborne Illnesses
260(1)
Responsible Use: Avoiding Risks in the Home
261(1)
Food Irradiation: How Safe Is It?
262(1)
Food Additives
263(1)
Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?
263(1)
Is Organic for You?
264(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
265(1)
Summary
265(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
266(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
266(1)
Further Reading
267(1)
Managing Your Weight: Finding a Healthy Balance
268(34)
Determining the Right Weight for You
275(1)
Overweight or Obese?
275(1)
Too Little Fat?
276(1)
Assessing Fat Levels
276(5)
Body Mass Index (BMI)
276(1)
Measuring Body Fat
277(3)
Circumference and Ratio Measurements
280(1)
Risk Factors for Obesity
281(8)
Key Environmental Factors
282(1)
Heredity
283(1)
Endocrine Influence: The Hungry Hormones
283(1)
Hunger, Appetite, and Satiety
284(1)
Developmental Factors
284(1)
Setpoint Theory
284(1)
Psychosocial Factors
285(1)
Early Sabotage: Obesity in Youth
285(1)
Dietary Myths and Misperception
286(1)
Metabolic Rates and Weight
286(2)
Lifestyle
288(1)
Gender and Obesity
288(1)
Individuality
289(1)
Managing Your Weight
289(6)
Keeping Weight Control in Perspective
289(2)
Understanding Calories
291(1)
Adding Exercise
291(1)
Improving Your Eating Habits
291(1)
Selecting a Nutritional Plan
292(1)
Considering Drastic Weight Loss Measures
293(2)
Trying to Gain Weight
295(1)
Thinking Thin: Body Image and Eating Disorders
296(3)
Eating Disorders
297(1)
Who's at Risk?
298(1)
Treatment for Eating Disorders
298(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
299(1)
Summary
300(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
300(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
300(1)
Further Reading
301(1)
Personal Fitness: Improving Health through Exercise
302(28)
Physical Fitness, Activity, and Exercise
304(1)
Benefits of Regular Physical Activity
304(4)
Improved Cardiorespiratory Fitness
305(1)
Reduced Cancer Risk
305(1)
Improved Bone Mass
305(1)
Improved Weight Control
306(1)
Improved Health and Life Span
306(1)
Improved Mental Health and Stress Management
307(1)
Improving Cardiorespiratory Fitness
308(4)
Aerobic Fitness Programs
309(3)
Why Are Flexibility and Stretching Exercises Important?
312(3)
Stretching Exercises and Well-Being
312(1)
Types of Stretching Exercises
312(1)
Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates
313(1)
Designing Your Own Stretching Exercise Program: General Guidelines
314(1)
Improving Muscular Strength and Endurance
315(3)
Strength and Endurance
315(1)
Principles of Strength Development
316(1)
Types of Muscle Activity
316(1)
Methods of Providing Resistance
316(1)
Benefits of Strength Training
317(1)
Getting Started
317(1)
Body Composition
318(1)
Fitness Injuries
318(9)
Causes of Fitness-Related Injuries
318(1)
Prevention
318(1)
Common Overuse Injuries
319(3)
Treatment
322(1)
Exercising in the Heat
322(4)
Exercising in the Cold
326(1)
Cramps: Taking Action to Prevent Problems
326(1)
Creating Your Own Fitness Program
327(1)
Identify Your Fitness Goals
327(1)
Design Your Program
327(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
328(1)
Summary
328(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
329(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
329(1)
Further Reading
329(1)
Part Four: Avoiding Risks from Harmful Habits
Addictions and Addictive Behavior: Threats to Wellness
330(18)
Defining Addiction
332(2)
Habit versus Addiction
332(1)
Signs of Addiction
333(1)
The Addictive Process
334(3)
The Physiology of Addiction
334(1)
A Model of Addiction
335(1)
Psychological Factors
336(1)
Types of Addiction
337(5)
Money Addictions
337(1)
Work Addiction
338(1)
Exercise Addiction
339(1)
Internet Addiction
340(1)
Sexual Addiction
341(1)
Multiple Addictions
342(1)
How Addiction Affects Family and Friends
342(1)
Treatment for and Recovery from Addiction
343(3)
Intervention
343(1)
Treatment
343(1)
Relapse
344(2)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
346(1)
Summary
346(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
347(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
347(1)
Further Reading
347(1)
Drinking Responsibly: A Lifestyle Challenge on Campus
348(24)
Alcohol: An Overview
350(3)
Alcohol and College Students
350(1)
Binge Drinking and College Students
351(2)
Trends in Consumption
353(1)
Physiological and Behavioral Effects of Alcohol
353(8)
The Chemical Makeup of Alcohol
353(1)
Behavioral Effects
354(1)
Absorption and Metabolism
354(2)
Immediate Effects
356(1)
Long-Term Effects
357(2)
Alcohol and Pregnancy
359(1)
Drinking and Driving
360(1)
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
361(5)
Identifying a Problem Drinker
361(1)
The Causes of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
361(3)
Effects of Alcoholism on the Family
364(1)
Costs to Society
365(1)
Women and Alcoholism
365(1)
Recovery
366(3)
The Family's Role
366(1)
Treatment Programs
366(2)
Relapse
368(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
369(1)
Summary
369(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
370(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
370(1)
Further Reading
371(1)
Tobacco and Caffeine: Daily Pleasures, Daily Challenges
372(24)
Our Smoking Society
374(4)
Tobacco and Social Issues
374(2)
College Students and Smoking
376(2)
Tobacco and Its Effects
378(4)
Tobacco Products
378(4)
Physiological Effects of Nicotine
382(1)
Tobacco Addiction
382(1)
Health Hazards of Smoking
382(3)
Cancer
382(2)
Cardiovascular Disease
384(1)
Respiratory Disorders
384(1)
Sexual Dysfunction
384(1)
Other Health Effects of Smoking
384(1)
Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)
385(1)
Risks from ETS
386(1)
Tobacco and Politics
386(1)
Quitting
387(4)
Breaking the Nicotine Addiction
387(2)
Breaking the Habit
389(2)
Benefits of Quitting
391(1)
Caffeine
391(2)
Caffeine Addiction
391(1)
The Health Consequences of Long-Term Caffeine Use
392(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
393(1)
Summary
393(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
394(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
394(1)
Further Reading
395(1)
Illicit Drugs: Use, Misuse, and Abuse
396(26)
Drug Dynamics
398(2)
Types of Drugs
399(1)
Routes of Administration of Drugs
399(1)
Using, Misusing, and Abusing Drugs
400(1)
Illicit Drugs
400(2)
Who Uses Illicit Drugs?
401(1)
Controlled Substances
402(16)
Stimulants
404(3)
Marijuana
407(3)
Opiates
410(2)
Hallucinogens (Psychedelics)
412(2)
Designer Drugs (Club Drugs)
414(2)
Inhalants
416(1)
Steroids
417(1)
Illegal Drug Use in the United States
418(2)
Drugs in the Workplace
418(1)
Solutions to the Problem
419(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
420(1)
Summary
420(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
420(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
421(1)
Further Reading
421(1)
Part Five: Preventing and Fighting Disease
Cardiovascular Disease: Reducing Your Risk
422(28)
An Epidemiological Overview
424(4)
Understanding the Cardiovascular System
428(2)
The Heart: A Mighty Machine
428(2)
Types of Cardiovascular Disease
430(5)
Atherosclerosis
430(1)
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
431(2)
Angina Pectoris
433(1)
Arrhythmias
433(1)
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
433(1)
Congenital and Rheumatic Heart Disease
433(1)
Stroke
434(1)
Reducing Your Risk for Cardiovascular Diseases
435(5)
Risks You Can Control
435(4)
Risks You Cannot Control
439(1)
Women and Cardiovascular Disease
440(1)
Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women
440(1)
Neglect of Heart Disease Symptoms in Women
441(1)
Gender Bias in CVD Research?
441(1)
New Weapons Against Heart Disease
441(6)
Techniques of Diagnosing Heart Disease
441(3)
Angioplasty versus Bypass Surgery
444(1)
Aspirin for Heart Disease: Can It Help?
445(1)
Thrombolysis
445(1)
Cardiac Rehabilitation
446(1)
Personal Advocacy and Heart-Smart Behaviors
446(1)
Taking Charge
447(3)
Make It Happen!
447(1)
Summary
448(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
448(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
448(1)
Further Reading
449(1)
Cancer: Reducing Your Risk
450(30)
An Overview of Cancer
452(2)
Disparities in Cancer Rates
452(1)
What Is Cancer?
453(1)
What Causes Cancer?
454(6)
Cellular Change/Mutation Theories
454(1)
Risks for Cancer--Lifestyle
455(3)
Biological Factors
458(1)
Occupational and Environmental Factors
458(1)
Social and Psychological Factors
459(1)
Chemicals in Foods
459(1)
Viral Factors
460(1)
Medical Factors
460(1)
Types of Cancers
460(13)
Classifications of Cancer
460(1)
Lung Cancer
460(1)
Breast Cancer
461(4)
Colon and Rectal Cancers
465(1)
Prostate Cancer
466(2)
Skin Cancer: Sun Worshippers Beware
468(2)
Testicular Cancer
470(1)
Ovarian Cancer
471(1)
Cervical and Endometrium (Uterine) Cancer
472(1)
Cancer of the Pancreas
473(1)
Leukemia
473(1)
Facing Cancer
473(5)
Detecting Cancer
473(2)
New Hope in Cancer Treatments
475(1)
Talking with Your Doctor about Cancer
476(1)
Cancer Survivors: Life after Cancer
477(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
478(1)
Summary
478(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
479(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
479(1)
Further Reading
479(1)
Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections: Risks and Responsibilities
480(42)
Assessing Your Disease Risks
482(2)
Risk Factors You Can't Control
482(1)
Risk Factors You Can Control
483(1)
Types of Pathogens and Routes of Transmission
484(8)
Bacteria
484(3)
Viruses
487(5)
Other Pathogens
492(1)
Your Body's Defenses: Keeping You Well
492(4)
Physical and Chemical Defenses: Your Body Responds
492(1)
The Immune System: Your Body Fights Back
493(1)
Fever
494(1)
Pain
494(1)
Vaccines: Bolstering Your Immunity
494(2)
Active and Passive Immunity
496(1)
Emerging and Resurgent Diseases
496(6)
Tiny Microbes: Lethal Threats
496(6)
Sexually Transmitted Infections
502(9)
Possible Causes: Why Me?
502(1)
Modes of Transmission
503(1)
Chlamydia
503(3)
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
506(1)
Gonorrhea
506(1)
Syphilis
506(1)
Pubic Lice
507(1)
Genital HPV
508(1)
Candidiasis (Moniliasis)
509(1)
Trichomoniasis
509(1)
General Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
509(1)
Herpes
510(1)
HIV/AIDS
511(8)
The Onset of AIDS
511(1)
A Shifting Epidemic
511(2)
Women and AIDS
513(1)
How HIV Is Transmitted
514(2)
Symptoms of HIV Disease
516(1)
Testing for HIV Antibodies
516(1)
New Hope and Treatments
517(1)
Preventing HIV Infection
517(2)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
519(1)
Summary
519(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
520(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
520(1)
Further Reading
521(1)
Noninfectious Conditions: The Modern Maladies
522(26)
Chronic Lung Diseases
524(5)
Allergy-Induced Respiratory Problems
524(1)
Asthma
525(1)
Emphysema
526(1)
Bronchitis
527(1)
Sleep Apnea
528(1)
Neurological Disorders
529(3)
Headaches
529(1)
Seizure Disorders
530(1)
Parkinson's Disease
531(1)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
532(1)
Gender-Related Disorders
532(2)
Fibrocystic Breast Condition
532(1)
Endometriosis
532(2)
Digestion-Related Disorders
534(6)
Diabetes: Disabling, Deadly, and on the Rise
534(4)
Lactose Intolerance
538(1)
Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
539(1)
Diverticulosis
539(1)
Peptic Ulcers
539(1)
Gallbladder Disease
539(1)
Musculoskeletal Diseases
540(3)
Arthritis: Many Types, Many Problems
540(1)
Fibromyalgia
541(1)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
541(1)
Scleroderma
541(1)
Raynaud's Syndrome
541(1)
Low Back Pain
542(1)
Other Maladies
543(2)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
543(1)
Repetitive Stress Injuries
544(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
545(1)
Summary
546(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
546(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
546(1)
Further Reading
547(1)
Part Six: Facing Life's Challenges
Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Process
548(20)
Growing Old: Life Passages
550(3)
Redefining Aging
550(1)
What Is Successful Aging?
551(1)
Older Adults: A Growing Population
552(1)
Health Issues for an Aging Society
553(2)
Health Care Costs
554(1)
Housing and Living Arrangements
554(1)
Ethical and Moral Considerations
554(1)
Theories on Aging
555(1)
Biological Theories
555(1)
Psychosocial Impacts on Aging
556(1)
Changes in the Body and Mind
556(5)
Typical Physical Changes
556(3)
Mental Changes
559(2)
Health Challenges of Older Adults
561(1)
Alcohal Use and Abuse
561(1)
Prescription Drug Use
562(1)
Over-the-Counter Remedies
562(1)
Strategies for Healthy Aging
562(2)
Develop and Maintain Healthy Relationships
562(1)
Enrich the Spiritual Side of Life
562(1)
Improve Fitness
562(2)
Eat for Health
564(1)
Caring for Older Adults
564(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
565(1)
Summary
566(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
566(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
566(1)
Further Reading
567(1)
Dying and Death: The Final Transition
568(22)
Understanding Death
570(1)
Defining Death
570(1)
Denying Death
570(1)
The Process of Dying
571(7)
Coping Emotionally with Death
571(3)
Social Death
574(1)
Coping with Loss
574(1)
What Is ``Normal'' Grief?
575(1)
Worden's Model of Grieving Tasks
576(1)
When an Infant or Child Dies
577(1)
A Child's Response to Death
577(1)
Quasi-Death Experiences
577(1)
Living with Death and Loss
578(1)
Life-and-Death Decision Making
578(4)
The Right to Die
578(1)
Rational Suicide
579(3)
Making Final Arrangements
582(5)
Hospice Care: Positive Alternatives
582(3)
Making Funeral Arrangements
585(1)
Pressures on Survivors
585(1)
Wills
585(1)
Organ Donation
585(2)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
587(1)
Summary
587(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
588(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
588(1)
Further Reading
589(1)
Environmental Health: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
590(26)
Overpopulation
592(2)
Air Pollution
594(9)
Sources of Air Pollution
594(4)
Photochemical Smog
598(1)
Acid Deposition and Acid Rain
598(1)
Indoor Air Pollution
599(3)
Ozone Layer Depletion
602(1)
Global Warming
602(1)
Reducing Air Pollution
603(1)
Water Pollution
603(5)
Water Contamination
604(4)
Noise Pollution
608(1)
Land Pollution
608(2)
Solid Waste
608(1)
Hazardous Waste
609(1)
Radiation
610(4)
Ionizing Radiation
610(1)
EMFs: Emerging Risks?
610(3)
Nuclear Power Plants
613(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
614(1)
Summary
614(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
615(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
615(1)
Further Reading
615(1)
Consumerism: Selecting Health Care Products and Services
616(28)
Responsible Consumerism: Choices and Challenges
618(2)
Attracting Consumers' Dollars
618(1)
Putting Cure into Perspective
618(2)
Taking Responsibility for Your Health Care
620(2)
Self-Help or Self-Care
620(1)
When to Seek Help
620(1)
Assessing Health Professionals
620(2)
Choices in Health Products: Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs
622(8)
Prescription Drugs
622(1)
Over-the-Counter Drugs
623(6)
Women and Medications
629(1)
Choices in Medical Care
630(2)
Traditional Western (Allopathic) Medicine
630(1)
Other Allopathic Specialties
631(1)
Health Care Organizations, Programs, and Facilities
632(2)
Types of Medical Practices
632(1)
Integrated Health Care Organizations
632(2)
Issues Facing Today's Health Care System
634(2)
Cost
634(2)
Access
636(1)
Quality and Malpractice
636(1)
Third-Party Payers
636(5)
Private Health Insurance
637(1)
Medicare and Medicaid
638(1)
Managed Care
639(1)
What Are Your Options?
640(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
641(1)
Summary
642(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
642(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
643(1)
Further Reading
643(1)
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: New Choices and Responsibilities for Healthwise Consumers
644
CAM: What Is It and Who Uses It?
648(3)
A Historical Perspective
649(1)
The Emergence of CAM in the United States
650(1)
Major Domains of CAM
650(1)
CAM Use: Who, What, and Why?
650(1)
Alternative Medical System Options
651(1)
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda
651(1)
Homeopathy and Naturopathy
651(1)
Manipulative and Body-Based Methods
652(1)
Chiropractic Medicine
652(1)
Other Manipulation Therapies
653(1)
Energy Medicine
653(1)
Acupuncture and Acupressure
654(1)
Mind-Body Medicine
654(1)
Body Work
654(1)
Psychoneuroimmunology
655(1)
Biologically-based Practices
655(5)
Herbal Remedies
655(3)
Special Supplements
658(2)
Foods as Healing Agents
660(1)
Protecting Consumers and Regulating Claims
660(4)
Strategies to Protect Consumers' Health
662(2)
The German Commission E
664(1)
Looking to Science for More Answers
664(1)
Healthy Living in the New Millennium
664(1)
Enlisting Support from Insurers and Providers
664(1)
Self-Care: Protecting Yourself
664(3)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
667(1)
Summary
668(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
668(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
668(1)
Further Reading
669
Health Resources 1(1)
Glossary 1(1)
References 1(1)
Index 1(1)
Credits 1


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