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iHealthis an integrated print-digital learning system designed to meet the needs of today's students and instructors. It has two components: a Brief text, and an online system that is integrated completely with Blackboard. The brief text provides a framework for teaching key health concepts, and the online component allows for easy, automatically-graded assessment, and simple course management. We offer over 50 assignable articles from magazines and journals to supplement the print component that you can assign online, allowing you to choose which topics and themes you would like to emphasize and giving you the freedom to make the course your own.

Table of Contents

Part I--Personal Health: Revisiting the Basics

Chapter 1 Foundations of Personal Health

Part II--Health Behaviors: Living a Healthier Life

Chapter 2 Choose a Healthy Diet

Chapter 3 Develop a Fitness Program

Chapter 4 Understand Drugs Use, Misuse, and Abuse

Chapter 5 Respect Sexuality

Chapter 6 Manage Stress

Part III--Health Risks and Consequences: Understanding Medical Conditions

Chapter 7 Mental Health and Disorders

Chapter 8 Heart Disease and Stroke

Chapter 9 Cancers

Chapter 10 Diabetes

Chapter 11 Infections

Part IV--Health Care Choices: Navigating the Health Care System

Chapter 12 U.S. Health Care System: Fundamentals

Chapter 13 Personal Health Care: Decision Making


Online Articles 498

Author Biosketches 504

Photo Credits 505

Index 506

Connect Personal Health Online Articles
Below is a list of the 66 health-related articles available via the Connect Personal Health website.

Chapter 1
  • Aging Well: Toward a Way of Life for All People by Barbara A. Hawkins (~1600 words) Preventing Chronic Disease, July 2005

  • Nature versus Nurture Revisited by Kevin Davies (~1300 words) From the PBS NOVA Online feature: Cracking the Code of Life (2001

  • No Truth to the Fountain of Youth by S. Jay Olshansky, Leonard Hayflick, and Bruce A. Carnes (~2600 words) Scientific American, June 2002

  • Simple Tools for Understanding Risks: From Innumeracy to Insight by Gerd Gigerenzer and Adrian Edwards (~2500 words) British Medical Journal, September 27, 2003

  • The Theory Heard 'Round the World by Deborah Smith (~1400 words) Monitor on Psychology, October 2002

  • The Lost Boys by Sara Corbett (~1500 words) The New York Times Upfront, September 3, 2001

Chapter 2
  • Head to Head: Is the Obesity Epidemic Exaggerated? British Medical Journal, February 2, 2008 Yes by Patrick Basham and John Luik (~800 words) | No R.W. Jeffery and N.E. Sherwood (~800 words)

  • Lost in Translation: Why Real Fruits and Vegetables Beat Juices, Powders, and Purees by David Schardt (~ 1800 words) Nutrition Action Healthletter, December 2007

  • Six Rules for Eating Wisely by Michael Pollan (~900 words) Time, June 11, 2006

  • When Buying Organic Makes Sense – and When It Doesn’t by Betsy McKay (~2,000 words) Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2007

  • You Are Also What You Drink by Jane Brody (~1,100 words) The New York Times, March 27, 2007

Chapter 3
  • Chapter 1 (pp 19-28) from The Courage to Startby John “The Penguin” Bingham (~ 3,000 words) New York, NY: Fireside, 1999

  • On Fitness: Going Back to a Sport You Love by Katherine Hobson (~900 words) US News and World Report, November 16, 2007

  • Choosing the Right Personal Trainer for Youby Jan Schroeder (~1,200 words) ACSM Fit Society Page, Winter 2006-07

  • The Play of the Year by Rick Reilly (~800 words) Sports Illustrated, November 18, 2002

  • Should Athletes Stretch before Exercise? by Karl B. Fields, Craig M. Burnworth and Martha Delaney (~3600 words) Sports Science Exchange #104, 6/14/2007 Gatorade Sports Science Institute

  • Let the Doping Begin by Norman Post (~750 words) SEED, Volume 2, Issue 3, February/March 2006

Chapter 4
  • A Host of Trouble by Emma Schwartz (1100 words) U.S. News and World Report, October, 2007

  • America's Most Dangerous Drug by David J. Jefferson (2000 words) Newsweek, August, 2005

  • Drug Use Among Racial/Ethnic Minorities (2500 words) National Institute on Drug Abuse, September, 2003

  • How We Get Addicted by Michael D. Lemonick with Alice Park, (2500 words) Time Magazine, July, 2007

  • Patterns of Club Drug Use in the U.S., 2004 (2000 words) Jane Carlisle Maxwell, The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network

  • Possession of Cannabis for Personal Use (1500 words) European Legal Data Base on Drugs, March 22, 2008

  • Substance Use and Risky Sexual Behavior: Attitudes and Practices Among Adolescents and Young Adults (2800 words) The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, Survey Snapshot, February, 2002

  • Over the Limit by Nancy Shute (1500 words) U.S. News and World Report, April, 2007

Chapter 5
  • Abstinence Only vs. Comprehensive Sex Education: What are the arguments? What is the evidence? (3000 words) Chris Collins, Priya Alagiri, Todd Summers (Progressive Health Partners) and Stephen F. Moran , AIDS Policy Research Center and Center for AIDS Prevention Studies

  • Doubts About Condoms: Science Questioning Their Efficacy in Halting HIV/AIDS Zenit (900 words)

  • "Hooking Up" and Hanging Out: Casual Sexual Behavior Among Adolescents and Young Adults Today (700 words) by Christy Daniel and Kate Fogarty University of Florida IFAS Extension

  • Pornography and Sexual Violence (1600 words) Robert Jensen (with contributions by Debbie Okrina) National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

  • The Effectiveness of Condoms in Preventing HIV Transmission (600 words) American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR Aids research

  • The Heart of the Matter: Public Funding of Abortion for Poor Women in the United States Heather D. Boonstra (1200 words) Guttmacher Policy Review, Winter, 2007

Chapter 6
  • A Primer on Happiness and Life Satisfaction (Subjective Well Being)by Ed Diener (~3,000 words) Excerpted from Professor Diener’s webpage.

  • Poll Shows Stress Pains Many in College by Alan Fram and Trevor Tompson, Associated Press Writers (~1,200 words) USA TODAY March 18, 2008

  • “Strong Medicine” Speaks by Amy Hill Hearth (~1,050 words) March 01, 2008

  • The Road to Resilience (~1,400 words) APA Help Center, American Psychological Association 2004

  • Unraveling Beliefs by Mahzarin Banaji (~1,150 words) Edge 2007

  • Forging a New, Bipartisan Environmental Movement by Newt Gingrich and Terry L. Maple (~1,950 words) Issues in Science and Technology Winter 2008

Chapter 7
  • Men and Depression: Facing Darkness Julie Scelfo (1500 words) Newsweek, February, 2007

  • Who Was Responsible for Elizabeth Shin? Deborah Sontag (2000 words) The New York Times on the Web

  • Battling Anorexia: The Story of Karen Carpenter Adena Young (1200 words) Mind and Body

  • Leadership Personality: Do You Have the Big Five Traits? Maynard Brusman (1000 words) Working Resources, Volume IV., No. 8

  • A Nation of Wimps Hara Estroff Marano (1100 words) Psychology Today June, 2005

  • Bungle in the Jungle (~4000 words)by Joshua Hammer, Men's Vogue, December, 2007.

Chapter 8
  • Hands-Only CPR Simplifies Saving Lives for Bystanders (~700 words) News Release, American Heart Association April 1, 2008

  • Lowering LDL Cholesterol without Drugs by Adam Voiland (~750 words) U.S. News & World Report posted February 6, 2008

  • Physical Activity and Coronary Heart Diseaseby G. David Batty and I-Min Lee (850 words) British Medical Journal 328:1089-1090, May 8, 2004

  • Dr. Ancel Keys, 100, Promoter of Mediterranean Diet, Dies by Jane Brody (~850 words) The New York Times November 23, 2004

  • Doctors without Orders: The Mystery of Patients Who Fail to Follow Prescriptions by Jessica Wapner (~1,050 words)Slate posted March 21, 2008

Chapter 9
  • The Deadliest Cancer (2500 words) by Geoffrey Cowley and Claudia Kalb Newsweek, August, 2005
  • The Sunscreen Myth: How sunscreen products actually promote cancer (1000 words) Mike Adams, Natural Printable article, June, 2007

  • Cancer and Me (2000 words)by Bernadine Healy, U.S. News and World Report, April, 2007

  • Mapping the Cancer Genome (3200 words) by Francis S. Collins, Anna D. Barker Scientific American, March, 2007

  • Cancer Drugs: Weighing the Risks and Benefits (2500 words) Linda Bren, FDA Consumer, January-February, 2007

  • Cancer Quackery Examined (3500 words) by Ray Lowenthal, The Skeptic, Autumn, 2001

Chapter 10
  • All About Pre-Diabetes. American Diabetes Association March 2004 (~950 words)

  • Creating a Family Culture of Healthy Eating, One Step at a Time by Laura Plunket (~1,650 words) Diabetes Health June 2007

  • Type 2 Diabetes: Thirty Years of Progress. National Institutes of Health 2005 (~1,200 words)

  • How and Where Fat Is Stored Predicts Disease Risk Better Than Weight. UT (University of Texas) Southwestern Medical Center April 16, 2008 (~900 words

  • The Battle of the Bulge The Economist February 15, 2008 (~1,250 words)

Chapter 11
  • How the FDA Works to Keep Produce Safe (2200 words) Michelle Meadows, FDA Consumer, March-April 2007, pp. 13-19.

  • Avian Flu: Is the Government Ready for an Epidemic? (1500 words) ABC News Internet Ventures. Rhonda Schwartz, Michael Bicks, Samantha Chapman, Maddy Sauer Simon Surowicz, Jill Rackmill, Steve Baker, Monica DelaRosa and Jeffifer Needleman. (September 15, 2005) ABC News Internet Ventures, 2008.

  • Genital Herpes: A Hidden Epidemic (~words) Linda Bren FDA Consumer Magazine, March-April, 2002.

  • The Rise of Antibiotic-Resistant Infections (2700 words) Ricki Lewis, FDA Consumer Magazine, September, 1995

  • Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response (1500 words) Julie Louise Gerberding, James M. Hughes, Jeffrey P. Koplan JAMA, February, 2000
  • Risk of Meningococcal Infection in College Students (2500 words) Lee H. Harrison, Diane M. Dwyer, Charles T. Maples, Lillian Billman JAMA, May, 1999

Chapter 12
  • Yes, Prevention is Cheaper Than Treatmentby Dean Ornish (~1,450 words) Newsweek April 24, 2008

  • In Search of New Ideas for Global Healthby Tadataka Yamada (~1,050 words) New England Journal of Medicine March 27, 2008

  • It’s Never Just One Thing” that Leads to Serious Errorby Susan Brink (2,000 words) Los Angeles Times January 28, 2008

  • Training Daze by Darshak Sanghavi (1,250 words) Slate posted March 12, 2008

  • Disentangling Integrative Medicine by Edzard Ernst (~1,100 words) Mayo Clinic Proceedings 79: 565-566, April 2004

  • Improving Health Care Quality: Current Conceptsby Michael J. Pentecost (~1,750 words) The Permanente Journal 11: 75-77, Winter 2007

Chapter 13
  • Campus Health's Hidden Costs by Kim Clark (~800 words) US News and World Report Feb 11, 2008
  • Five Rules by Atul Gawande (~1,800 words) Harvard Medical School Commencement address June 9, 2005

  • Q & A: The Big Hurt. An Interview with Jerome Groopman, M.D. (~1,700 words) The New Yorker October 10, 2005

  • AP Probe Finds Drugs in Drinking Water by Jeff Donn, Martha Mendoza and Justin Pritchard (~2,600 words) USA Today March 10, 2008

  • Blocked by Lisa I. Iezzoni (~2,750 words) Health Affairs 27:203-209, January/February 2008

  • Does Your Brain Have a Mind of Its Own? by Gary Marcus (1,350 words) Los Angeles Times May 4, 2008

  • Online Articles

    Aging Well: Toward a Way of Life for All People
    Preventing Chronic Disease

    No Truth to the Fountain of Youth
    Scientific American

    Simple Tools for Understanding Risks: From Innumeracy to Insight
    British Medical Journal

    Global Warming: No Big Deal?
    The Atlantic

    Getting Serious about the Prevention of Chronic Diseases
    Preventing Chronic Disease

    You Are Also What You Drink
    New York Times

    How I Learned to Love Breakfast (Or at Least What to Eat for It)
    New York Magazine

    Ancel Keys, PhD, Acclaimed Researcher and Promoter of Mediterranean Diet
    Author Phillip B. Sparling

    Six Rules for Eating Wisely

    The Play of the Year
    Sports Illustrated

    Should Athletes Stretch Before Exercise?
    Gatorade Sports Science Institute

    Body Image: Are You Imagining the Wrong Image?
    ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal

    The Courage to Start: A Guide to Running for Your Life
    Excerpt from book by same name

    How We Get Addicted

    America’s Most Dangerous Drug

    A Host of Trouble
    U.S. News & World Report

    Screening and Brief Intervention for Underage Drinkers
    Mayo Clinic Proceedings

    Hooking Up and Hanging Out: Casual Sexual Behavior Among Adolescents
    University of Florida—IFAS Extension

    I Got Our Back: Friends’ Understandings Regarding College Student Spring Break Behavior”
    Journal of Youth Adolescence

    Speed Dating
    Current Directions in Psychological Science

    A Longitudinal Perspective on Dating Violence Among Adolescent and College Age Women
    American Journal of Public Health

    Poll Shows Stress Pains Many in College
    USA Today

    Strong Medicine Speaks: Recollections from the Matriarch of a Once Hidden Tribe

    Change in Lifestyle Is the Best Kind of Cure
    Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

    Unraveling Beliefs

    Professors’ Guide: Top Ten Secrets to College Success
    U.S. News & World Report

    Mental Health Service Utilization Among College Students in the United States
    Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

    A Nation of Wimps
    Psychology Today

    Conceptualizing the Engaging Bystander Approach to Sexual Violence Prevention on College Campuses
    Journal of College Student Development

    Sleep Debt and Depression in Female College Students”
    Psychiatry Research

    Paul Dudley White, MD, Preventive Cardiologist and Exercise Advocate
    Author Phillip B. Sparling

    Lowering LDL Cholesterol Without Drugs
    U.S. News & World Report

    Sedentary Behavior: Emerging Evidence for a New Health Risk
    Mayo Clinic Proceedings

    Americans Confused about Effects of Wine, Sea Salt on Health
    Medical News Today

    The Deadliest Cancer

    Getting to the Root of Testicular Cancer
    ED Insider

    The Sunscreen Myth: How Sunscreen Products Actually Promote Cancer

    Conquering Cancer in the 21st Century: Leading a Movement to Save More Lives Worldwide
    Health Education and Behavior

    How and Where Fat Is Stored Predicts Disease Risk Better Than Weight
    U of TX Southwestern Medical Center

    Type 2 Diabetes Surges in People Younger Than 20
    Washington Post

    Creating a Family Culture of Healthy Eating One Step at a Time
    Diabetes Health

    Adolescents at Risk: The Case for Meningococcal Vaccine
    Journal of Adolescent Health

    Genital Herpes: A Hidden Epidemic
    FDA Consumer

    Getting to Know Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the HPV Vaccines
    Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

    A Way Forward: The National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Reducing HIV Incidence in the US
    Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

    Yes, Prevention Is Cheaper Than Treatment

    Improving Health Care Quality
    Permanente Journal

    Treat the Patient, not the CT Scan
    New York Times

    Alternative Medicine Is Mainstream
    Wall Street Journal

    Health Disparities: A Case for Closing the Gap

    Are You Ready for a World Without Antibiotics?
    The Guardian

    Abuse of Prescription & OTC Medications
    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine

    America, the Doctor Will See You Now

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