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Health : The Basics

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9780805328523

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0805328521
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
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Summary

The Sixth Edition of Donatelle's text provides readers with the tools they need to make healthy, lifelong behavior changes, along with updated and timely coverage of health issues. Written by a health educator who knows where readers' interests lie, the new edition aims to address the health topics of primary concern to today's readers in its coverage. Promoting Healthy Behavior Change, Psychosocial Health, Managing Stress, Violence and Abuse, Healthy Relationships and Sexuality, Birth Control, Pregnancy, and Childbirth, Licit and Illicit Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Caffeine, Nutrition, Managing Your Weight, Personal Fitness, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Infectious and Noninfectious Conditions, Life's Transitions, Environmental Health, Consumerism, Complementary and Alternative Medicine. For college instructors and students, or anyone interested in issues relating to personal health.

Table of Contents

Preface iii
Part One Finding the Right Balance
Promoting Healthy Behavior Change
1(28)
Putting Your Health in Perspective
3(7)
Health: Yesterday and Today
3(1)
The Evolution toward Wellness
4(6)
New Directions for Health
10(4)
Healthy People 2000 and 2010
10(1)
Steps to a Healthier US and Other Initiatives
11(1)
A New Focus on Health Promotion
12(1)
Disease Prevention
13(1)
Achievements in Public Health
13(1)
Gender Differences and Health Status
14(1)
Improving Your Health
14(2)
Factors Influencing Your Health Status
14(2)
Healthy Behaviors
16(1)
Preparing for Behavior Change
16(5)
Factors Influencing Behavior Change
18(1)
Motivation and Readiness
19(1)
Beliefs and Attitudes
20(1)
Intentions to Change
20(1)
Significant Others as Change Agents
20(1)
Choosing a Behavior-Change Strategy
21(2)
Shaping
21(1)
Visualization
21(1)
Modeling
21(1)
Controlling the Situation
22(1)
Reinforcement
22(1)
Changing Self-Talk
22(1)
Changing Your Behavior
23(2)
Self-Assessment: Antecedents and Consequences
23(1)
Analyzing Personal Behavior
23(1)
Decision Making: Choices for Change
23(1)
Setting Realistic Goals
24(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
25(1)
Summary
25(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
26(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
26(1)
Further Reading
27(2)
Psychosocial Health: Being Mentally, Emotionally, Socially, and Spiritually Well
29(26)
Defining Psychosocial Health
30(7)
Mental Health: The Thinking You
32(1)
Emotional Health: The Feeling You
32(1)
Social Health: Interactions with Others
33(1)
Spiritual Health: An Inner Quest for Well-Being
34(3)
Factors Influencing Psychosocial Health
37(2)
External Factors
37(1)
Internal Factors
38(1)
Enhancing Psychosocial Health
39(1)
Developing and Maintaining Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy
39(1)
Sleep: The Great Restorer
40(1)
The Mind-Body Connection
40(2)
Happiness: A Key to Well-Being
41(1)
Does Laughter Enhance Health?
41(1)
When Psychosocial Health Deteriorates
42(7)
Depression: The Full-Scale Tumble
42(4)
Anxiety Disorders: Facing Your Fears
46(1)
Seasonal Affective Disorder
47(1)
Schizophrenia
48(1)
Gender Issues in Psychosocial Health
48(1)
Suicide: Giving Up on Life
49(2)
Warning Signs of Suicide
50(1)
Taking Action to Prevent Suicide
50(1)
Seeking Professional Help
51(2)
Getting Evaluated for Treatment
51(1)
Mental Health Professionals
51(1)
What to Expect in Therapy
52(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
53(1)
Summary
53(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
54(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
54(1)
Further Reading
54(1)
Managing Stress: Coping with Life's Challenges
55(26)
What Is Stress?
56(1)
The Body's Response to Stress
57(2)
The General Adaptation Syndrome
57(2)
Stress and Your Health
59(3)
Stress and Cardiovascular Disease Risks
59(2)
Stress and Impaired Immunity
61(1)
Stress and the Mind
61(1)
Sources of Stress
62(6)
Psychosocial Sources of Stress
62(5)
Environmental Stress
67(1)
Self-Imposed Stress
67(1)
Stress and the College Student
68(1)
Managing Your Stress
69(8)
Building Skills to Reduce Stress
69(1)
Managing Social Interactions
70(2)
Managing Emotional Responses
72(1)
Taking Mental Action
73(1)
Taking Physical Action
73(1)
Managing Your Time
74(1)
Alternative Stress Management Techniques
75(1)
Making the Most of Support Groups
76(1)
Developing Your Spiritual Side: Mindfulness
77(1)
The Physical Dimension: Moving in Nature
77(1)
The Emotional Dimension: Dealing with Negative Feelings
77(1)
The Social Dimension: Interacting, Listening, and Communicating
77(1)
The Intellectual Dimension: Sharpening Intuition
78(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
78(1)
Summary
78(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
79(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
79(1)
Further Reading
79(2)
Violence and Abuse: Creating Healthy Environments
81(24)
Violence in the United States
83(3)
Societal Causes of Violence
83(1)
Personal Precipitators of Violence
84(2)
Intentional Injuries
86(12)
Gratuitous Violence
86(3)
Terrorism: Increased Risks from Multiple Sources
89(1)
Domestic Violence
90(4)
Sexual Victimization
94(4)
Crime on Campus: A Safe Haven?
98(1)
Reducing Your Risk
98(3)
Self-Defense against Rape
98(1)
What to Do if a Rape Occurs
99(1)
A Campus-wide Response to Violence
100(1)
Community Strategies for Preventing Violence
100(1)
Unintentional Injuries
101(2)
Residential Safety
101(1)
Workplace Safety
102(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
103(1)
Summary
103(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
104(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
104(1)
Further Reading
104(1)
Part Two Creating Healthy and Caring Relationships
Healthy Relationships and Sexuality: Making Commitments
105(34)
Communicating: A Key to Good Relationships
106(1)
Communicating How You Feel
106(1)
Improving Communication/Improving Relationships
107(1)
Characteristics of Intimate Relationships
107(2)
Forming Intimate Relationships
109(3)
Families: The Ties That Bind
109(1)
Establishing Friendships
109(1)
Significant Others, Partners, Couples
110(1)
This Thing Called Love
110(2)
Gender Issues in Relationships
112(1)
Differences in Communication Styles
112(1)
Picking Partners
113(1)
Overcoming Barriers to Intimacy
113(3)
Dysfunctional Families
113(1)
Jealousy in Relationships
114(2)
Committed Relationships
116(1)
Marriage
116(1)
Cohabitation
117(1)
Gay and Lesbian Partnerships
117(1)
Staying Single
117(1)
Success in Relationships
118(1)
Partnering Scripts
118(1)
Being Self-Nurturant
118(1)
Having Children ... or Not?
119(1)
When Relationships Falter
120(1)
When and Why Relationships End
120(1)
Coping with Loneliness
120(1)
Building Better Relationships
121(1)
Elements of Healthy Relationships
121(1)
Your Sexual Identity
122(1)
Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
123(6)
Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
123(3)
Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
126(3)
Human Sexual Response
129(1)
Expressing Your Sexuality
129(3)
Sexual Orientation
130(1)
Sexual Behavior: What Is Normal?
130(1)
Options for Sexual Expression
131(1)
Variant Sexual Behavior
132(1)
Difficulties That Can Hinder Sexual Functioning
132(2)
Sexual Desire Disorders
132(1)
Sexual Arousal Disorders
133(1)
Orgasm Disorders
133(1)
Sexual Performance Anxiety
133(1)
Sexual Pain Disorders
133(1)
Seeking Help for Sexual Dysfunction
134(1)
Drugs and Sex
134(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
134(1)
Summary
135(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
136(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
136(1)
Further Reading
136(3)
Birth Control, Pregnancy, and Childbirth: Managing Your Fertility
139(32)
Methods of Fertility Management
140(11)
Barrier Methods
142(3)
Hormonal Methods
145(2)
Surgical Methods
147(1)
Other Methods of Contraception
148(2)
Fertility Awareness Methods
150(1)
Abortion
151(3)
Methods of Abortion
152(2)
Planning a Pregnancy
154(2)
Emotional Health
154(1)
Maternal Health
155(1)
Paternal Health
155(1)
Financial Evaluation
155(1)
Contingency Planning
156(1)
Pregnancy
156(6)
Prenatal Care
156(2)
A Woman's Reproductive Years
158(1)
Pregnancy Testing
158(1)
The Process of Pregnancy
159(2)
Prenatal Testing and Screening
161(1)
Childbirth
162(4)
Choosing Where to Have Your Baby
162(1)
Labor and Delivery
162(2)
Managing Labor: Medical and Nonmedical Approaches
164(1)
Alternative Birth Methods
164(1)
Breast-Feeding and the Postpartum Period
164(1)
Complications
164(2)
Infertility
166(3)
Causes in Women
166(1)
Causes in Men
166(1)
Treatment
166(2)
Surrogate Motherhood
168(1)
Adoption
168(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
169(1)
Summary
169(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
170(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
170(1)
Further Reading
170(1)
Part Three Avoiding Risks from Harmful Habits
Licit and Illicit Drugs: Use, Misuse, and Abuse
171(28)
Drug Dynamics
172(3)
Types of Drugs
172(2)
Routes of Administration of Drugs
174(1)
Using, Misusing, and Abusing Drugs
175(1)
Defining Addiction
175(1)
Signs of Addiction
175(1)
Prescription Drugs
176(1)
Types of Prescription Drugs
176(1)
Generic Drugs
176(1)
Over-the-Counter Drugs
177(4)
How Prescription Drugs Become Over-the-Counter Drugs
178(1)
Types of Over-the-Counter Drugs
178(2)
Rules for Proper Use of Over-the-Counter Drugs
180(1)
Drug Interactions
180(1)
Illicit Drugs
181(1)
Who Uses Illicit Drugs?
181(1)
Controlled Substances
182(13)
Stimulants
183(3)
Marijuana
186(2)
Opiates
188(3)
Hallucinogens (Psychedelics)
191(2)
Designer Drugs (Club Drugs)
193(1)
Inhalants
193(1)
Steroids
194(1)
Illegal Drug Use in the United States
195(2)
Drugs in the Workplace
196(1)
Solutions to the Problem
196(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
197(1)
Summary
197(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
198(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
198(1)
Further Reading
198(1)
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Caffeine: Daily Pleasures, Daily Challenges
199(32)
Alcohol: An Overview
200(3)
Alcohol and College Students
200(1)
Binge Drinking and College Students
201(2)
Physiological and Behavioral Effects of Alcohol
203(6)
The Chemical Makeup of Alcohol
203(1)
Behavioral Effects
203(1)
Absorption and Metabolism
203(2)
Immediate Effects
205(1)
Long-Term Effects
206(1)
Alcohol and Pregnancy
207(1)
Drinking and Driving
208(1)
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
209(3)
Identifying a Problem Drinker
209(1)
The Causes of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
209(2)
Effects of Alcoholism on the Family
211(1)
Costs to Society
211(1)
Women and Alcoholism
211(1)
Recovery
212(1)
The Family's Role
212(1)
Treatment Programs
212(1)
Relapse
213(1)
Our Smoking Society
213(2)
Tobacco and Social Issues
214(1)
College Students and Smoking
214(1)
Tobacco and Its Effects
215(3)
Tobacco Products
216(2)
Physiological Effects of Nicotine
218(1)
Health Hazards of Smoking
218(3)
Cancer
218(1)
Cardiovascular Disease
218(2)
Respiratory Disorders
220(1)
Sexual Dysfunction
221(1)
Other Health Effects of Smoking
221(1)
Environmental Tobacco Smoke
221(2)
Risks from Environmental Tobacco Smoke
221(1)
Tobacco and Politics
222(1)
Quitting
223(1)
Breaking the Nicotine Addiction
223(1)
Breaking the Habit
224(1)
Benefits of Quitting
224(1)
Caffeine
224(3)
Caffeine Addiction
226(1)
The Health Consequences of Long-Term Caffeine Use
226(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
227(1)
Summary
228(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
228(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
229(1)
Further Reading
229(2)
Part Four Building Healthy Lifestyles
Nutrition: Eating for Optimum Health
231(36)
Assessing Eating Behaviors
232(1)
Eating for Health
233(5)
The Food Guide Pyramid
233(1)
A Call for a New Pyramid
233(1)
Making the Pyramid Work for You
234(1)
Today's Dietary Guidelines
235(1)
Eating Nutrient-Dense Foods
235(1)
The Digestive Process
236(2)
Obtaining Essential Nutrients
238(14)
Water: A Crucial Nutrient
238(2)
Proteins
240(1)
Carbohydrates
240(2)
Fiber
242(1)
Fats
242(2)
Mufas and Pufas: Unsaturated ``Good Guys''
244(1)
Vitamins
245(4)
Minerals
249(3)
The Medicinal Value of Food
252(4)
Antioxidants and Your Health
252(1)
Folate
253(3)
Gender and Nutrition
256(2)
Different Cycles, Different Needs
256(1)
Changing the ``Meat-and-Potatoes'' American
257(1)
Determining Your Nutritional Needs
257(1)
Vegetarianism: Eating for Health
258(1)
The Vegetarian Pyramid
259(1)
Improved Eating for the College Student
259(1)
Fast Foods: Eating on the Run
259(1)
When Funds Are Short
260(1)
Supplements: New Research on the Daily Dose
260(1)
Food Safety: A Growing Concern
260(5)
Food-Borne Illnesses
260(2)
Responsible Use: Avoiding Risks in the Home
262(1)
Food Irradiation: How Safe Is It?
263(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
266(1)
Managing Your Weight: Finding a Healthy Balance
267(28)
Determining the Right Weight for You
268(2)
Overweight or Obese?
268(2)
Too Little Fat?
270(1)
Assessing Fat Levels
270(3)
Weight-for-Height Charts
270(1)
Body Mass Index
271(1)
Waist Circumference
271(1)
Waist-to-Hip Ratio
271(1)
Measures of Body Fat
271(2)
Risk Factors for Obesity
273(9)
Key Environmental Factors
274(1)
Heredity
275(1)
Hunger, Appetite, and Satiety
275(4)
Setpoint Theory
279(1)
Endocrine Influence
280(1)
Psychosocial Factors
280(1)
Metabolic Changes
280(1)
Lifestyle
281(1)
Gender and Obesity
281(1)
Managing Your Weight
282(7)
Keeping Weight Control in Perspective
282(1)
Setting Realistic Goals
282(1)
Understanding Calories
283(1)
Adding Exercise
283(1)
Changing Your Eating Habits
283(1)
Selecting a Nutritional Plan
284(1)
Considering Drastic Weight Loss Measures
285(4)
Trying to Gain Weight
289(1)
Body Image and Media Messages
289(1)
Eating Disorders
290(3)
Anorexia Nervosa
290(1)
Bulimia Nervosa
291(1)
Binge Eating Disorder
291(1)
Who's at Risk?
291(1)
Treatment for Eating Disorders
292(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
293(1)
Summary
293(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
294(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
294(1)
Further Reading
294(1)
Personal Fitness: Improving Health through Exercise
295(20)
What Is Physical Fitness?
296(1)
Benefits of Regular Physical Activity
297(3)
Improved Cardiorespiratory Fitness
297(1)
Improved Bone Mass
298(1)
Improved Weight Control
298(1)
Improved Health and Life Span
298(1)
Improved Mental Health and Stress Management
299(1)
Improving Cardiorespiratory Fitness
300(1)
Aerobic Fitness Programs
300(1)
Why Are Flexibility and Stretching Important?
301(4)
Stretching and Well-Being
301(1)
Types of Stretching Exercises
302(1)
Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates
303(1)
Designing Your Own Stretching Exercise Program: General Guidelines
304(1)
Improving Muscular Strength and Endurance
305(3)
Strength and Endurance
305(1)
Principles of Strength Development
306(1)
Gender Differences in Weight Training
306(1)
Types of Muscle Activity
306(1)
Methods of Providing Resistance
307(1)
The Benefits of Strength Training
307(1)
Getting Started
308(1)
Body Composition
308(1)
Fitness Injuries
308(4)
Causes of Fitness-Related Injuries
309(1)
Prevention
309(1)
Common Overuse Injuries
309(1)
Treatment
310(1)
Exercising in the Heat or Cold
310(1)
Preventing Cramps
311(1)
Planning a Fitness Program
312(1)
Identify Your Fitness Goals
312(1)
Design Your Program
312(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
313(1)
Summary
314(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
314(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
314(1)
Further Reading
314(1)
Part Five Preventing and Fighting Disease
Cardiovascular Disease: Reducing Your Risk
315(24)
An Epidemiological Overview
316(2)
Understanding the Cardiovascular System
318(4)
The Heart: A Mighty Machine
318(4)
Types of Cardiovascular Disease
322(4)
Atherosclerosis
322(1)
Coronary Heart Disease
322(2)
Angina Pectoris
324(1)
Arrhythmias
324(1)
Congestive Heart Failure
325(1)
Congenital and Rheumatic Heart Disease
325(1)
Stroke
325(1)
Reducing Your Risk for Cardiovascular Diseases
326(5)
Risks You Can Control
326(4)
Risks You Cannot Control
330(1)
Women and Cardiovascular Disease
331(3)
Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women
331(1)
Disparities in Treatment and Research in Women
331(3)
New Weapons Against Heart Disease
334(2)
Techniques of Diagnosing Heart Disease
334(1)
Angioplasty versus Bypass Surgery
334(1)
Aspirin for Heart Disease: Can It Help?
334(1)
Thrombolysis
335(1)
Cardiac Rehabilitation
335(1)
Personal Advocacy and Heart-Smart Behaviors
335(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
336(1)
Summary
337(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
337(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
338(1)
Further Reading
338(1)
Cancer: Reducing Your Risk
339(22)
An Overview of Cancer
340(1)
Variations in Rates
340(1)
What Is Cancer?
341(1)
What Causes Cancer?
341(7)
Cellular Change/Mutation Theories
342(1)
Risks for Cancer--Lifestyle
342(1)
Biological Factors
343(1)
Occupational and Environmental Factors
343(3)
Social and Psychological Factors
346(1)
Chemicals in Foods
346(1)
Viral Factors
346(1)
Medical Factors
347(1)
Types of Cancers
348(8)
Classifications of Cancer
348(1)
Lung Cancer
349(1)
Breast Cancer
349(2)
Colon and Rectum Cancers
351(1)
Prostate Cancer
352(1)
Skin Cancer: Sun Worshipers Beware
353(1)
Testicular Cancer
354(1)
Ovarian Cancer
355(1)
Uterine Cervical and Uterine Corpus (Endometrium) Cancer
355(1)
Cancer of the Pancreas
356(1)
Leukemia
356(1)
Facing Cancer
356(3)
Detecting Cancer
356(1)
New Hope in Cancer Treatments
357(1)
Talking with Your Doctor about Cancer
357(1)
Life After Cancer
358(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
359(1)
Summary
359(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
360(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
360(1)
Further Reading
360(1)
Infectious and Noninfectious Conditions: Risks and Responsibilities
361(38)
Assessing Your Disease Risks
362(2)
Risk Factors You Can't Control
363(1)
Risk Factors You Can Control
364(1)
Types of Pathogens and Routes of Transmission
364(5)
Bacteria
365(1)
Viruses
366(3)
Other Pathogens
369(1)
Your Body's Defenses: Keeping You Well
369(2)
Physical and Chemical Defenses
369(1)
The Immune System: Your Body Fights Back
369(1)
Fever
370(1)
Pain
370(1)
Vaccines: Bolstering Your Immunity
371(1)
Emerging and Resurgent Diseases
371(3)
Tiny Microbes: Lethal Threats
371(3)
Sexually Transmitted Infections
374(7)
Possible Causes: Why Me?
374(1)
Modes of Transmission
375(1)
Chlamydia
375(1)
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
375(3)
Gonorrhea
378(1)
Syphilis
378(1)
Pubic Lice
379(1)
Genital HPV
379(1)
Candidiasis (Moniliasis)
379(1)
Trichomoniasis
380(1)
General Urinary Tract Infections
380(1)
Herpes
380(1)
HIV/AIDS
381(4)
A Shifting Epidemic
381(1)
Women and AIDS
382(1)
How HIV Is Transmitted
383(1)
Symptoms of HIV Disease
384(1)
Testing for HIV Antibodies
384(1)
New Hope and Treatments
385(1)
Preventing HIV Infection
385(1)
Noninfectious Diseases
385(1)
Chronic Lung Disease
385(4)
Allergy-Induced Respiratory Problems
385(2)
Hay Fever
387(1)
Asthma
387(2)
Emphysema
389(1)
Bronchitis
389(1)
Sleep Apnea
389(1)
Neurological Disorders
389(2)
Headaches
389(1)
Seizure Disorders
390(1)
Other Neurological Disorders
390(1)
Gender-Related Disorders
391(1)
Menstrual Problems
391(1)
Endometriosis
391(1)
Digestion-Related Disorders
391(3)
Diabetes
391(2)
Lactose Intolerance
393(1)
Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
393(1)
Peptic Ulcers
393(1)
Musculoskeletal Diseases
394(1)
Arthritis
394(1)
Fibromyalgia
394(1)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
394(1)
Low Back Pain
395(1)
Other Maladies
395(1)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
395(1)
Repetitive Stress Injuries
396(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
396(1)
Summary
397(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
397(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
398(1)
Further Reading
398(1)
Part Six Facing Life's Challenges
Life's Transitions: The Aging Process
399(20)
Redefining Aging
400(2)
What Is Successful Aging?
401(1)
Older Adults: A Growing Population
402(1)
Health Issues for an Aging Society
402(1)
Health Care Costs
402(1)
Theories of Aging
403(1)
Biological Theories
403(1)
Psychosocial Impacts on Aging
403(1)
Changes in the Body and Mind
403(3)
Typical Physical Changes
403(2)
Typical Mental Changes
405(1)
Health Challenges of Older Adults
406(1)
Alcohol Use and Abuse
406(1)
Prescription Drug Use
406(1)
Over-the-Counter Remedies
407(1)
Preventive Actions for Healthy Aging
407(1)
Develop and Maintain Healthy Relationships
407(1)
Enrich the Spiritual Side of Life
407(1)
Improve Fitness
407(1)
Eat for Health
407(1)
Caring for Older Adults
408(1)
Understanding Death
408(1)
Defining Death
408(1)
Denying Death
409(1)
The Process of Dying
409(4)
Coping Emotionally with Death
409(2)
Social Death
411(1)
Coping with Loss
411(1)
What is ``Normal'' Grief?
412(1)
Life-and-Death Decision Making
413(2)
The Right to Die
413(1)
Rational Suicide
413(2)
Planning for Death and After
415(2)
Hospice Care: Positive Alternatives
415(1)
Making Funeral Arrangements
415(1)
Pressures on Survivors
416(1)
Wills
416(1)
Organ Donation
416(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
417(1)
Summary
417(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
418(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
418(1)
Further Reading
418(1)
Environmental Health: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
419(20)
Overpopulation
420(2)
Air Pollution
422(6)
Sources of Air Pollution
422(2)
Photochemical Smog
424(1)
Acid Rain
424(1)
Indoor Air Pollution
425(2)
Ozone Layer Depletion
427(1)
Global Warming
428(1)
Reducing Air Pollution
428(1)
Water Pollution
428(3)
Water Contamination
429(1)
Chemical Contaminants
429(2)
Noise Pollution
431(1)
Land Pollution
432(1)
Solid Waste
432(1)
Hazardous Waste
432(1)
Radiation
433(3)
Ionizing Radiation
433(2)
Electric and Magnet Fields: Emerging Risks?
435(1)
Nuclear Power Plants
435(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
436(1)
Summary
436(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
437(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
437(1)
Further Reading
437(2)
Consumerism: Selecting Health Care Products and Services
439(16)
Responsible Consumerism: Choices and Challenges
440(2)
Putting Cure into Perspective
440(2)
Taking Responsibility for Your Health Care
442(2)
Self-Help or Self-Care
442(1)
When to Seek Help
442(1)
Assessing Health Professionals
443(1)
Choices in Medical Care
444(1)
Traditional Western (Allopathic) Medicine
444(1)
Other Allopathic Specialities
445(1)
Health Care Organizations, Programs, and Facilities
445(2)
Types of Medical Practices
446(1)
Integrated Health Care Organizations
446(1)
Issues Facing Today's Health Care System
447(2)
Cost
448(1)
Access
448(1)
Quality and Malpractice
449(1)
Third-Party Payers
449(3)
Private Health Insurance
449(1)
Medicare and Medicaid
450(1)
Managed Care
450(2)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
452(1)
Summary
452(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
453(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
453(1)
Further Reading
453(2)
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: New Choices and Responsibilities for Healthwise Consumers
455(1)
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: What Is It and Who Uses It?
456(1)
CAM in the United States Today
457(1)
Major Domains of CAM
457(1)
Alternative Medical Systems
457(1)
Traditional Oriental Medicine and Ayurveda
458(1)
Homeopathy and Naturopathy
458(1)
Manipulative and Body-Based Methods
458(1)
Chiropractic Medicine
459(1)
Other Manipulation Therapies
459(1)
Energy Therapies
459(1)
Acupuncture
460(1)
Acupressure
460(1)
Mind-Body Interventions
460(1)
Body Work
460(1)
Biologically Based Therapies
461(7)
Herbal Remedies
461(2)
Special Supplements
463(3)
Foods as Healing Agents
466(2)
Protecting Consumers and Regulating Claims
468(1)
Strategies to Protect Consumers' Health
468(1)
The German Commission E
468(1)
Looking to Science for More Answers
468(1)
Healthy Living in the New Millennium
468(2)
Enlisting Support from Insurers and Providers
468(1)
Self-Care: Protecting Yourself
469(1)
Taking Charge
Make It Happen!
470(1)
Summary
471(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
471(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
471(1)
Further Reading
472
Appendix: Injury Prevention and Emergency Care 1(1)
References 1(1)
Credits 1(1)
Index 1


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