Your Health Today : Choices in a Changing Society

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/19/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This exciting new text presents personal health in the context of a changing social and cultural environment. Going beyond behavior change and individual responsibility, it offers a broadened view of health that includes the impact of family, community, and society. It's a new way of looking at health: Personal health is not only the choices we make."Choice" is another key theme inYour Health Today. Emphasizing the importance of making informed health choices, this text demonstrates how these choices affect an individual's health--for today and for a lifetime.

Table of Contents

Choices in a Changing Society
Health in a Changing Society
Your Mind and Body2
Your Family Health History
Understanding Your Genetic Inheritance3
Mental Health
Creating a Balance4
Finding Meaning in Life and Death5
Managing Pressure6
Renewal and Restoration
Your Lifestyle and Health7
Healthy Food Choices8
Physical Activity for Life9
Body Weight and Body Composition
Achieving a Healthy Balance10
Body Image
Viewing Yourself
Your Health at Risk11
Responsible Approaches to Drinking12
Use, Abuse, and Control13
The Smoking Challenge
Your Relationships and Sexuality4
Connection and Communication15
Sexual Health
Biology, Society, and Culture16
Reproductive Choices
Contraception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
Protecting Your Health17
Infectious Diseases
Prevention and Management18
Cardiovascular Disease
Risks, Prevention, and Treatment19
Understanding a Complex Condition20
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Health Choices in a Changing Society
Challenges to Your Health21
Prevention and Protection22
Creating Safe Environments23
Environmental Issues
Making a Difference
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