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Health : The Basics

by
Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780805377958

ISBN10:
0805377956
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Benjamin Cummings

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Summary

TheSeventh Editionof Donatelle's text provides readers with the tools they need to make healthy, lifelong behavior changes and become savvy consumers of health information. This current and user-friendly text holds readers'interest by covering health topics of primary concern to them.Promoting Healthy Behavior Change; Psychosocial Health: Being Mentally, Emotionally, Socially, and Spiritually Well; Managing Stress: Coping with Life's Challenges; Violence and Abuse: Creating Healthy Environments; Healthy Relationships and Sexuality: Making Commitments; Birth Control, Pregnancy, and Childbirth: Managing Your Fertility; Licit and Illicit Drugs: Use, Misuse, and Abuse; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Caffeine: Daily Pleasure, Daily Challenges; Nutrition: Eating for Optimum Health; Managing Your Weight: Finding a Healthy Balance; Personal Fitness: Improving Health through Exercise; Cardiovascular Disease: Reducing Your Risk; Cancer: Reducing Your Risk; Infectious and Noninfectious Conditions: Risks and Responsibilities; Life's Transitions: The Aging Process; Environmental Health: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally; Consumerism: Selecting Health Care Products and Services; Complementary and Alternative Medicine: New Choices and Responsibilities for Healthwise ConsumersFor all readers interested in making healthy,lifelong behavior changes.

Table of Contents

Preface iii
Part One Finding the Right Balance
Promoting Healthy Behavior Change
1(30)
Putting Your Health in Perspective
3(2)
Health: Yesterday and Today
3(1)
The Evolution toward Wellness
4(1)
New Directions for Health
5(9)
Healthy People 2010
5(1)
National Changes: Improving Health and Reducing Disparities
6(1)
A New Focus on Health Promotion
6(1)
Disease Prevention
7(5)
Health Status Report: How Well Are We Doing?
12(2)
Improving Quality of Life
14(1)
Achievements in Public Health
14(1)
Preparing for Better Health in the Twenty First Century
14(2)
Global Health Issues
15(1)
Gender Differences and Health
15(1)
Improving Your Health
16(1)
Factors That Influence Your Health Status
16(1)
Healthy Behaviors
17(1)
Preparing for Behavior Change
17(6)
Factors That Influence Behavior Change
17(2)
Motivation and Readiness
19(1)
Beliefs and Attitudes
19(1)
Intentions to Change
19(1)
Significant Others as Change Agents
20(3)
Choosing a Behavior-Change Technique
23(2)
Shaping
23(1)
Visualization
23(1)
Modeling
23(1)
Controlling the Situation
23(1)
Reinforcement
24(1)
Changing Self-Talk
24(1)
Problem Solving: The Art of Self-Instruction
25(1)
Changing Your Behavior
25(2)
Self-Assessment: Antecedents and Consequences
25(1)
Analyzing Personal Behavior
26(1)
Decision Making: Choices for Change
26(1)
Setting Realistic Goals
27(1)
Taking Charge
Summary
27(1)
Chapter Review
28(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
28(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
29(1)
Further Reading
29(1)
References
29(2)
Psychosocial Health: Being Mentally, Emotionally, Socially, and Spiritually Well
31(28)
Defining Psychosocial Health
32(7)
What Is Psychosocial Health?
32(4)
Mental Health: The Thinking You
36(1)
Emotional Health: The Feeling You
36(1)
Social Health: Interactions with Others
37(1)
Spiritual Health: An Inner Quest for Well-Being
37(2)
Factors Influencing Psychosocial Health
39(2)
External Factors
39(1)
Internal Factors
39(2)
Resiliency and Developmental Assets
41(1)
Strategies to Enhance Psychosocial Health
41(2)
Developing and Maintaining Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy
42(1)
Sleep: The Great Restorer
42(1)
The Mind-Body Connection
43(2)
Happiness and Physical Health
43(1)
Does Laughter Enhance Psychosocial Health?
44(1)
Psychosocial Health and Overall Well-Being
44(1)
When Psychosocial Health Deteriorates
45(8)
Depression: The Full-Scale Tumble
45(4)
Anxiety Disorders: Facing Your Fears
49(3)
Seasonal Affective Disorder
52(1)
Schizophrenia
52(1)
Gender Issues in Psychosocial Health
52(1)
Suicide: Giving Up on Life
53(1)
Warning Signs of Suicide
53(1)
Taking Action to Prevent Suicide
53(1)
Seeking Professional Help
54(5)
Getting Evaluated for Treatment
54(1)
Mental Health Professionals
54(1)
What to Expect in Therapy
55(1)
Taking Charge
Summary
56(1)
Chapter Review
56(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
57(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
57(1)
Further Reading
57(1)
References
57(2)
Managing Stress: Coping with Life's Challenges
59(30)
What Is Stress?
60(1)
The Body's Response to Stress
61(2)
The Fight-or-Flight Response
61(1)
The General Adaptation Syndrome
61(2)
Stress and Your Health
63(2)
Stress and Cardiovascular Disease Risks
63(1)
Stress and Impaired Immunity
64(1)
Stress and Diabetes
64(1)
Stress and the Mind
65(1)
Sources of Stress
65(8)
Psychosocial Sources of Stress
65(2)
Environmental Stress
67(1)
Self-Imposed Stress
67(6)
Stress and the College Student
73(1)
Managing Your Stress
74(9)
Building Skills to Reduce Stress
74(1)
Managing Social Interactions
75(2)
Taking Mental Action
77(1)
Managing Emotional Responses
78(1)
Taking Physical Action
79(1)
Managing Your Time
80(1)
Alternative Stress Management Techniques
81(2)
Developing Your Spiritual Side: Mindfulness
83(6)
The Physical Dimension: Moving in Nature
83(1)
The Emotional Dimension: Dealing with Negative Feelings
84(1)
The Social Dimension: Interacting, Listening, and Communicating
84(1)
The Intellectual Dimension: Sharpening Intuition
84(1)
Taking Charge
Summary
85(1)
Chapter Review
85(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
86(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
86(1)
Further Reading
86(1)
References
87(2)
Violence and Abuse: Creating Healthy Environments
89(24)
Violence in the United States
90(1)
Societal Causes of Violence
91(1)
Personal Precipitators of Violence
92(1)
Intentional Injuries
92(12)
Gratuitous Violence
92(3)
Terrorism: Increased Risks from Multiple Sources
95(1)
Domestic Violence
96(5)
Sexual Victimization
101(1)
Sexual Assault and Rape
101(1)
Crime on Campus: Victims and Perpetrators
102(1)
Sexual Violence on Campus
103(1)
Reducing Your Risk
104(3)
Self-Defense against Rape
104(2)
What to Do if a Rape Occurs
106(1)
A Campus-Wide Response to Violence
107(1)
Unintentional Injuries
107(6)
Residential Safety
108(1)
Workplace Safety
109(1)
Taking Charge
Summary
109(1)
Chapter Review
110(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
110(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
111(1)
Further Reading
111(1)
References
111(2)
Part Two Creating Healthy and Caring Relationships
Healthy Relationships and Sexuality: Making Commitments
113(34)
Communicating: A Key to Good Relationships
114(1)
Communicating How You Feel
114(1)
Characteristics of Intimate Relationships
115(2)
Forming Intimate Relationships
117(2)
Families: The Ties That Bind
117(1)
Friendship and Love
118(1)
Establishing Friendships
118(1)
Significant Others, Partners, and Couples
118(1)
This Thing Called Love
119(1)
Theories of Love
119(1)
Gender Issues in Relationships
120(1)
Styles in Decision Making
120(1)
Picking Partners
121(1)
Sharing Feelings
121(1)
Overcoming Barriers to Intimacy
121(1)
Dysfunctional Families
122(1)
Jealousy in Relationships
122(1)
Committed Relationships
122(3)
Marriage
122(1)
Cohabitation
123(1)
Gay and Lesbian Partnerships
124(1)
Staying Single
125(1)
Success in Relationships
125(1)
Partnering Scripts
125(1)
Being Self-Nurturant
126(1)
Having Children or Not?
126(1)
When Relationships Falter
127(1)
When and Why Relationships End
127(1)
Coping with Failed Relationships
127(1)
Building Better Relationships
128(1)
Elements of Healthy Relationships
128(1)
Your Sexual Identity
128(3)
Sexual Orientation
130(1)
Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
131(6)
Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
131(4)
Male Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
135(1)
Human Sexual Response
136(1)
Expressing Your Sexuality
137(3)
Sexual Behavior: What Is Normal?
137(1)
Options for Sexual Expression
137(3)
Variant Sexual Behavior
140(1)
Difficulties That Can Hinder Sexual Functioning
140(7)
Sexual Desire Disorders
140(1)
Sexual Arousal Disorders
141(1)
Orgasmic Disorders
141(1)
Sexual Performance Anxiety
142(1)
Sexual Pain Disorders
142(1)
Seeking Help for Sexual Dysfunction
142(1)
Drugs and Sex
142(1)
Taking Charge
Summary
143(1)
Chapter Review
143(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
144(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
145(1)
Further Reading
145(1)
References
145(2)
Birth Control, Pregnancy, and Childbirth: Managing Your Fertility
147(32)
Methods of Fertility Management
148(13)
Choosing a Method of Contraception
148(1)
Barrier Methods
148(4)
Hormonal Methods
152(2)
Surgical Methods
154(2)
Other Methods of Contraception
156(3)
Fertility Awareness Methods
159(2)
Abortion
161(2)
Methods of Abortion
161(2)
Planning a Pregnancy
163(1)
Emotional Health
163(1)
Maternal Health
163(1)
Paternal Health
163(1)
Financial Evaluation
163(1)
Contingency Planning
164(1)
Pregnancy
164(5)
Prenatal Care
164(2)
A Woman's Reproductive Years
166(1)
Pregnancy Testing
166(1)
The Process of Pregnancy
167(1)
Prenatal Testing and Screening
168(1)
Childbirth
169(4)
Choosing Where to Have Your Baby
170(1)
Labor and Delivery
170(1)
Managing Labor
170(1)
The Postpartum Period
171(1)
Breast-Feeding
171(1)
Complications
172(1)
Infertility
173(6)
Causes in Women
173(1)
Causes in Men
174(1)
Treatment
174(1)
Surrogate Motherhood
175(1)
Adoption
176(1)
Taking Charge
Summary
176(1)
Chapter Review
177(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
177(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
177(1)
Further Reading
178(1)
References
178(1)
Part Three Avoiding Risks from Harmful Habits
Licit and Illicit Drugs: Use, Misuse, and Abuse
179(28)
Drug Dynamics
180(2)
Types of Drugs
180(1)
Routes of Administration of Drugs
181(1)
Using, Misusing, and Abusing Drugs
182(1)
Defining Addiction
182(1)
Signs of Addiction
182(1)
Prescription Drugs
183(5)
Types of Prescription Drugs
183(2)
Generic Drugs
185(1)
Presciption Drug Costs
185(1)
Over-the-Counter Drugs
185(1)
How Prescription Drugs Become Over-the-Counter Drugs
185(1)
Types of Over-the-Counter Drugs
186(1)
Rules for Proper Use of Over-the-Counter Drugs
187(1)
Drug Interactions
187(1)
Illicit Drugs
188(1)
Who Uses Illicit Drugs?
189(1)
Controlled Substances
189(14)
Stimulants
190(4)
Marijuana
194(2)
Opiates
196(2)
Hallucinogens (Psychedelics)
198(2)
Designer Drugs (Club Drugs)
200(1)
Inhalants
200(1)
Steroids
201(2)
Illegal Drug Use in the United States
203(4)
Drugs in the Workplace
203(1)
Solutions to the Problem
203(1)
Taking Charge
Summary
204(1)
Chapter Review
204(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
205(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
205(1)
Further Reading
205(1)
References
206(1)
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Caffeine: Daily Pleasures, Daily Challenges
207(32)
Alcohol: An Overview
208(3)
Alcohol and College Students
208(1)
Binge Drinking and College Students
209(2)
Physiological and Behavioral Effects of Alcohol
211(6)
The Chemical Makeup of Alcohol
211(1)
Absorption and Metabolism
211(1)
Behavioral and Physiological Effects
212(2)
Immediate Effects of Alcohol
214(1)
Long-Term Effects
214(1)
Alcohol and Pregnancy
215(1)
Drinking and Driving
216(1)
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
217(4)
Identifying a Problem Drinker
217(1)
The Causes of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
218(2)
Effects of Alcoholism on the Family
220(1)
Women and Alcoholism
220(1)
Recovery
221(1)
The Family's Role
221(1)
Treatment Programs
222(1)
Relapse
222(1)
Our Smoking Society
222(2)
Tobacco and Social Issues
223(1)
College Students and Smoking
224(1)
Tobacco and Its Effects
224(3)
Tobacco Products
225(2)
Physiological Effects of Nicotine
227(1)
Health Hazards of Smoking
227(2)
Cancer
227(1)
Cardiovascular Disease
227(1)
Respiratory Disorders
228(1)
Sexual Dysfunction
229(1)
Other Health Effects of Smoking
229(1)
Environmental Tobacco Smoke
229(1)
Risks from Environmental Tobacco Smoke
229(1)
Tobacco and Politics
230(1)
Quitting
230(3)
Breaking the Nicotine Addiction
231(2)
Caffeine
233(6)
Caffeine Addiction
234(1)
The Health Consequences of Long-Term Caffeine Use
234(1)
Taking Charge
Summary
235(1)
Chapter Review
235(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
236(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
236(1)
Further Reading
237(1)
References
237(2)
Part Four Building Healthy Lifestyles
Nutrition: Eating for Optimum Health
239(36)
Assessing Eating Behaviors
240(1)
Eating for Health
241(1)
Characteristics of a Healthy Diet
241(1)
Obtaining Essential Nutrients
242(16)
The Digestive Process
242(1)
Water: A Crucial Nutrient
242(1)
Proteins
243(4)
Carbohydrates
247(2)
Fiber
249(1)
Fats
250(1)
MUFAs and PUFAs: Unsaturated ``Good Guys''
250(2)
Vitamins
252(1)
Minerals
252(5)
Determining Your Nutritional Needs
257(1)
The New Food Guide Pyramid
258(3)
Goals of the MyPyramid Plan
259(1)
Using the New MyPyramid Plan
260(1)
Vegetarianism: Eating for Health
261(1)
Adapting MyPyramid for Vegetarians
262(1)
Can Food Have Medicinal Value?
262(2)
Antioxidants and Your Health
262(2)
Folate
264(1)
Gender and Nutrition
264(1)
Different Cycles, Different Needs
264(1)
Changing the ``Meat-and-Potatoes'' American
265(1)
Improved Eating for the College Student
265(3)
When Time Is Short: Eating on the Run
265(2)
When Funds Are Short
267(1)
Supplements: New Research on the Daily Dose
267(1)
Food Safety: A Growing Concern
268(7)
Foodborne Illnesses
268(1)
Responsible Use: Avoiding Risks in the Home
269(1)
Food Irradiation: How Safe Is It?
269(1)
Food Additives
269(1)
Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?
270(1)
Is Organic for You?
270(1)
Taking Charge
Summary
271(1)
Chapter Review
271(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
272(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
272(1)
Further Reading
272(1)
References
273(2)
Managing Your Weight: Finding a Healthy Balance
275(30)
Determining the Right Weight for You
276(3)
Overweight or Obese?
277(1)
Too Little Fat?
278(1)
Assessing Fat Levels
279(2)
Height-Weight Chart
279(1)
Body Mass Index
279(1)
Waist Circumference and Ratio Measurements
280(1)
Measures of Body Fat
280(1)
Risk Factors for Obesity
281(10)
Key Environmental Factors
282(1)
Heredity and Genetic Factors
282(2)
Endocrine Influence: The Hungry Hormones
284(1)
Hunger, Appetite, and Satiety
284(1)
Setpoint Theory
284(1)
Psychosocial Factors
285(1)
Early Sabotage: Obesity in Youth
285(5)
Lifestyle
290(1)
Gender and Obesity
291(1)
Managing Your Weight
291(7)
Keeping Weight Control in Perspective
292(1)
Understanding Calories
292(1)
Adding Exercise
292(1)
Improving Your Eating Habits
293(2)
Selecting a Nutritional Plan
295(1)
Considering Drastic Weight Loss Measures
295(1)
``Miracle Diets''
295(3)
Trying to Gain Weight
298(1)
Thinking Thin: Body Image and Media Messages
298(1)
Eating Disorders
299(6)
Anorexia Nervosa
299(1)
Bulimia Nervosa
300(1)
Binge Eating Disorder
301(1)
Who's at Risk?
301(1)
Treatment for Eating Disorders
301(1)
Taking Charge
Summary
301(1)
Chapter Review
302(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
302(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
302(1)
Further Reading
303(1)
References
303(2)
Personal Fitness: Improving Health through Exercise
305(22)
What Is Physical Fitness?
306(1)
Benefits of Regular Physical Activity
306(3)
Improved Cardiorespiratory Fitness
306(1)
Reducd Cancer Risk
307(1)
Improved Bone Mass
307(1)
Improved Weight Control
308(1)
Improved Health and Life Span
308(1)
Improved Mental Health and Stress Management
308(1)
Improving Cardiorespiratory Fitness
309(1)
Aerobic Fitness Programs
309(1)
Improving Muscular Strength and Endurance
310(5)
Strength and Endurance
311(2)
Principles of Strength Development
313(1)
Gender Differences in Weight Training
314(1)
Types of Muscle Activity
314(1)
Methods of Providing Resistance
314(1)
The Benefits of Strength Training
315(1)
Improving Flexibility
315(2)
Stretching Exercises and Well-Being
315(1)
Types of Stretching Exercises
316(1)
Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates
316(1)
Body Composition
317(1)
Creating Your Own Fitness Program
317(2)
Identify Your Fitness Goals
317(1)
Designing Your Program
318(1)
Fitness Program Components
318(1)
Fitness Injuries
319(8)
Causes of Fitness-Related Injuries
319(1)
Prevention
320(1)
Common Overuse Injuries
321(1)
Treatment
322(1)
Exercising in the Heat
322(1)
Exercising in the Cold
323(1)
Preventing Cramps
323(1)
Taking Charge
Summary
324(1)
Chapter Review
324(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
325(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
325(1)
Further Reading
325(1)
References
325(2)
Part Five Preventing and Fighting Disease
Cardiovascular Disease: Reducing Your Risk
327(24)
An Epidemiological Overview
328(1)
Understanding the Cardiovascular System
329(2)
The Heart: A Mighty Machine
329(2)
Types of Cardiovascular Disease
331(7)
Atherosclerosis
331(3)
Metabolic Syndrome
334(1)
Coronary Heart Disease
335(1)
Angina Pectoris
335(1)
Arrhythmias
336(1)
Congestive Heart Failure
337(1)
Congenital and Rheumatic Heart Disease
337(1)
Stroke
337(1)
Reducing Your Risk for Cardiovascular Diseases
338(4)
Risks You Can Control
338(4)
Risks You Cannot Control
342(1)
Women and Cardiovascular Disease
342(2)
Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women
343(1)
New Weapons Against Heart Disease
344(7)
Techniques of Diagnosing Heart Disease
345(1)
Angioplasty versus Bypass Surgery
345(1)
Aspirin for Heart Disease: Can It Help?
346(1)
Thrombolysis
346(1)
Cardiac Rehabilitation
346(1)
Personal Advocacy and Heart-Smart Behaviors
346(2)
Taking Charge
Summary
348(1)
Chapter Review
348(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
349(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
349(1)
Further Reading
349(1)
References
350(1)
Cancer: Reducing Your Risk
351(24)
An Overview of Cancer
352(4)
What Is Cancer?
352(1)
Who Gets Cancer?
352(1)
Disparities in Cancer Rates
353(3)
What Causes Cancer?
356(4)
Cellular Change/Mutation Theories
356(1)
Risks for Cancer: Lifestyle
356(1)
Biological Factors
357(2)
Chemicals in Foods
359(1)
Infectious Diseases and Cancer
359(1)
Medical Factors
360(1)
Types of Cancers
360(10)
Classifications of Cancer
360(1)
Lung Cancer
360(1)
Breast Cancer
361(2)
Colon and Rectum Cancers
363(2)
Prostate Cancer
365(1)
Skin Cancer: Sun Worshipers Beware
366(2)
Testicular Cancer
368(1)
Ovarian Cancer
368(1)
Cervical and Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer
369(1)
Cancer of the Pancreas
369(1)
Leukemia
370(1)
Facing Cancer
370(5)
Detecting Cancer
370(1)
New Hope in Cancer Treatments
371(1)
Talking with Your Doctor about Cancer
371(1)
Cancer Surviors: Life after Cancer
372(1)
Taking Charge
Summary
372(1)
Chapter Review
372(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
373(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
373(1)
Further Reading
374(1)
References
374(1)
Infectious and Noninfectious Conditions: Risks and Responsibilities
375(38)
Assessing Your Disease Risks
376(1)
Risk Factors You Can't Control
376(1)
Risk Factors You Can Control
377(1)
Types of Pathogens and Routes of Transmission
377(6)
Bacteria
378(1)
Viruses
379(4)
Other Pathogens
383(1)
Your Body's Defenses: Keeping You Well
383(3)
Physical and Chemical Defenses
383(1)
The Immune System: Your Body Fights Back
384(1)
Autoimmune Diseases
385(1)
Fever
385(1)
Pain
385(1)
Vaccines: Bolstering Your Immunity
385(1)
Emerging and Resurgent Diseases
386(2)
Tiny Microbes: Lethal Threats
387(1)
Bioterrorism: The New Global Threat
388(1)
Sexually Transmitted Infections
388(7)
Possible Causes: What's Your Risk?
388(1)
How STIs Are Transmitted
389(1)
Chlamydia
389(3)
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
392(1)
Gonorrhea
392(1)
Syphilis
392(1)
Herpes
393(1)
Pubic Lice
394(1)
Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus)
394(1)
Candidiasis (Moniliasis)
395(1)
Trichomoniasis
395(1)
General Urinary Tract Infections
395(1)
HIV/AIDS
395(4)
A Shifting Epidemic
395(1)
Women and AIDS
396(1)
How HIV Is Transmitted
396(1)
Symptoms of HIV Disease
397(1)
Testing for HIV Antibodies
397(2)
New Hope and Treatments
399(1)
Preventing HIV Infection
399(1)
Noninfectious Diseases: Modern Maladies
399(1)
Chronic Lung Disease
399(4)
Allergy-Induced Respiratory Problems
401(1)
Hay Fever
401(1)
Asthma
402(1)
Emphysema
403(1)
Bronchitis
403(1)
Sleep Apnea
403(1)
Neurological Disorders
403(2)
Headaches
403(1)
Seizure Disorders
404(1)
Parkinson's Disease
405(1)
Multiple Sclerosis
405(1)
Gender-Related Disorders
405(1)
Menstrual Problems
405(1)
Digestion-Related Disorders
405(2)
Diabetes: Disabling, Deadly, and on the Rise
405(1)
Lactose Intolerance
406(1)
Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
406(1)
Peptic Ulcers
407(1)
Musculoskeletal Diseases
407(1)
Arthritis
407(1)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
408(1)
Low Back Pain
408(1)
Other Maladies
408(5)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
408(1)
Fibromyalgia
408(1)
Repetitive Stress Injuries
409(1)
Taking Charge
Summary
409(1)
Chapter Review
410(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
410(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
411(1)
Further Reading
411(1)
References
411(2)
Part Six Facing Life's Challenges
Life's Transitions: The Aging Process
413(22)
Redefining Aging
414(1)
What Is Successful Aging?
414(1)
Older Adults: A Growing Population
415(1)
Health Issues for an Aging Society
415(2)
Health Care Costs
415(2)
Housing and Living Arrangements
417(1)
Ethical and Moral Considerations
417(1)
Theories of Aging
417(1)
Biological Theories
417(1)
Psychosocial Impacts on Aging
417(1)
Changes in the Body and Mind
418(4)
Typical Physical Changes
418(1)
Typical Mental Changes
419(3)
Health Challenges of Older Adults
422(1)
Alcohol Use and Abuse
422(1)
Prescription Drug Use
422(1)
Over-the-Counter Remedies
422(1)
Strategies for Healthy Aging
422(1)
Develop and Maintain Healthy Relationships
422(1)
Enrich the Spiritual Side of Life
422(1)
Improve Fitness
423(1)
Eat for Health
423(1)
Caring for Older Adults
423(1)
Understanding Death
423(1)
Defining Death
424(1)
Denying Death
424(1)
The Process of Dying
424(4)
Coping Emotionally with Death
425(1)
Social Death
426(1)
Coping with Loss
426(1)
What Is ``Normal'' Grief?
427(1)
Coping with Grief
427(1)
Life-and-Death Decision Making
428(1)
The Right to Die
428(1)
Rational Suicide
429(1)
Making Final Arrangements
429(6)
Hospice Care: Positive Alternatives
429(2)
Making Funeral Arrangements
431(1)
Pressures on Survivors
431(1)
Organ Donation
431(1)
Wills
432(1)
Taking Charge
Summary
432(1)
Chapter Review
433(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
433(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
433(1)
Further Reading
434(1)
References
434(1)
Environmental Health: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
435(20)
Overpopulation
436(1)
Air Pollution
437(7)
Sources of Air Pollution
437(3)
Photochemical Smog
440(1)
Acid Deposition and Acid Rain
440(1)
Indoor Air Pollution
441(1)
Ozone Layer Depletion
442(1)
Global Warming
443(1)
Reducing Air Pollution
444(1)
Water Pollution
444(3)
Water Contamination
444(1)
Sources of Water Contaminants
445(2)
Noise Pollution
447(1)
Land Pollution
447(2)
Solid Waste
447(1)
Hazardous Waste
448(1)
Radiation
449(6)
Ionizing Radiation
449(2)
Electromagnetic Fields: Emerging Risks?
451(1)
Nuclear Power Plants
451(1)
Taking Charge
Summary
451(1)
Chapter Review
452(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
452(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
453(1)
Further Reading
453(1)
References
453(2)
Consumerism: Selecting Health Care Products and Services
455(18)
Responsible Consumerism: Choices and Challenges
456(1)
Putting Cure into Perspective
456(1)
Taking Responsibility for Your Health Care
456(5)
Self-Help or Self-Care
457(1)
When to Seek Help
457(1)
Assessing Health Professionals
458(3)
Choices in Medical Care
461(2)
Traditional Western (Allopathic) Medicine
461(1)
Other Allopathic Specialties
462(1)
Health Care Programs, Organizations, and Facilities
463(2)
Types of Medical Practices
463(1)
Integrated Health Care Organizations
463(2)
Issues Facing Today's Health Care System
465(1)
Cost
465(1)
Access
465(1)
Quality and Malpractice
466(1)
Third-Party Payers
466(7)
Private Health Insurance
467(1)
Medicare and Medicaid
468(1)
Managed Care
468(2)
Taking Charge
Summary
470(1)
Chapter Review
470(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
471(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
471(1)
Further Reading
472(1)
References
472(1)
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: New Choices and Responsibilities for Healthwise Consumers
473(1)
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: What Is It and Who Uses It?
474(1)
CAM in the United States Today
474(1)
Major Domains of CAM
475(1)
Whole Medical Systems
475(3)
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda
475(2)
Homeopathy and Naturopathy
477(1)
Manipulative and Body-Based Practices
478(1)
Chiropractic Medicine
478(1)
Other Manipulation Therapies
478(1)
Energy Medicine
478(2)
Acupuncture and Acupressure
480(1)
Mind-Body Medicine
480(1)
Body Work
480(1)
Pychoneuroimmunology
481(1)
Biologically Based Practices
481(6)
Herbal Remedies
481(2)
Special Supplements
483(2)
Foods as Healing Agents
485(2)
Protecting Consumers and Regulating Claims
487(1)
Strategies to Protect Consumers' Health
487(1)
The German Commission E
487(1)
Looking to Science for More Answers
488(1)
Healthy Living in the New Millennium
488(1)
Enlisting Support from Insurers and Providers
488(1)
Self-Care: Protecting Yourself
488(2)
Taking Charge
Summary
490(1)
Chapter Review
490(1)
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
491(1)
Accessing Your Health on the Internet
491(1)
Further Reading
491(1)
References
492
Answers to Chapter Review Questions 1(1)
Health Resources 1(1)
Index 1(1)
Credits 1


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