9780205322152

Health : The Basics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205322152

  • ISBN10:

    0205322158

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/1/2000
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

Health: The Basics emphasizes the essential health information necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of health promotion and disease prevention from a behavioral management perspective. This edition of Health: The Basics includes a major update of all pertinent information while retaining strong and timely features that makes it one of the most contemporary books for the 21st century. For the fourth edition, Health: The Basics takes a bold, new step by examining the confusing and rapidly growing world of complementary and alternative medical practices (CAMs) and attempts to provide some clear direction and answers for the health consumer. Basics maintains its thorough examination of health care in America and continues to examine health care issues on the cutting edge. For anyone interested in health, wellness, and physical education.

Table of Contents

Promoting Healthy Behavior Change
1(27)
PART I FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE
Psychosocial Health: Being Mentally, Emotionally, Socially, and Spiritually Well
27(24)
Managing Stress: Coping with Life's Challenge
51(20)
Intentional and Unintentional Injuries: Staying Safe in a Violent World
71(24)
PART II CREATING HEALTHY AND CARING RELATIONSHIPS
Healthy Relationships and Sexuality: Making Commitments
95(30)
Birth Control, Pregnancy, and Childbirth: Managing Your Fertility
125(30)
PART III AVOIDING OR OVERCOMING HARMFUL HABITS
Licit and Illicit Drug Use: Understanding Addictions
155(30)
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Caffeine: Unacknowledged Addictions
185(32)
PART IV BUILDING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
Nutrition: Eating for Optimum Health
217(30)
Managing Your Weight: Finding a Healthy Balance
247(18)
Personal Fitness: Improving Your Health through Exercise
265(20)
PART V PREVENTING AND FIGHTING DISEASE
Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: Reducing Your Risks
285(30)
Infectious and Noninfectious Conditions: Risks and Responsibilities
315(36)
PART VI FACING LIFE'S CHALLENGES
Life's Transitions: The Aging Process
351(24)
Environmental Health: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
375(20)
Consumerism: Selecting Health-Care Products and Services
395(18)
Appendix A Injury Prevention and Emergency Care 413(8)
Appendix B Complementary and Alternative Medicine: New Choices, New Responsibilities 421(18)
References 439(13)
Index 452

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