Focus on Health

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-05
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Focus on Health offers an exciting and practical approach to the teaching of the traditional content areas of personal health. Its two key themes - the six dimensions of health and the five developmental tasks - help students apply the text's content to their own lives, by improving their decision-making skills.

The strength of the Focus on Health narrative includes its appeal to both traditional and non-traditional students, particularly the special attention it pays to students over age 25 who have returned to college.

In addition, among its many health assessment activities, Focus on Health includes one of the most comprehensive health assessments found in any personal health textbook - a great tool for establishing a health baseline for students.

The companion Online Learning Center (website) offers a wealth of pedagogical and assessment features, including quizzes, Internet activities, downloadable MP3s, and more.

Table of Contents

Shaping Your Health
The Mind
Achieving Psychological Health
Managing Stress
The Body
Becoming Physically Fit
Understanding Nutrition and Your Diet
Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Preventing Drug Abuse and Dependence
Making Decisions About Drug and Alcohol Use
Rejecting Tobacco Use
Preventing Diseases
Reducing Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Living with Cancer and Chronic Conditions
Preventing Infectious Diseases
Sexuality and Reproduction
Understanding Sexuality
Managing Your Fertility
Consumer and Safety Issues
Becoming an Informed Health Care Consumer
Protecting Your Safety
The Environment and Your Health
Completing Life's Journey
Accepting Dying and Death
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Very informative! July 15, 2011
Very informative including current health information that everyone should know. Focus on Health includes one of the most comprehensive health [censored]sments found in any personal health textbook - a great tool for establishing a health baseline for students. It has very intimate and personal pictures of actual cases, and some can be disturbing but healthful details regarding one's health. I strongly recommend considering adoption for any introductory personal health course.
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