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Access to Health,9780321699084

Access to Health

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Edition:
12th
ISBN13:

9780321699084

ISBN10:
0321699084
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/4/2011
Publisher(s):
Benjamin Cummings
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Summary

The newly revised Access to Health,#xA0;Twelfth Editionmakes health more accessible for students to learn, for instructors to teach, and for individuals to achieve. Long known for its currency, research, and strength in behavior change for personal health students, Access to Healthprovides just that: accessto health information and your own health potential through a consistent framework that will motivate you to make healthy life choices. The Twelfth Editionramps up the accessibility of good health with an eye-popping design, imaginative art, unique Focus On chapters, and robust media. #xA0; The tools for behavior change have been expanded in this edition with a completely re-written introductory chapter focusing on the steps needed to change your behavior, individually-designed self-assessments, and new media, including an enhanced Live It section and a new On the Go section in both MyHealthLab#xAE;and the Companion Website. #xA0; As a teacher, mentor, and researcher, Rebecca J. Donatelle knows the health issues that are important to you. Through her engaging and friendly writing style, Donatelle addresses your concerns and teaches you how to be a savvy and critical consumer of health information. Access to Healthprovides hands-on practical tools that will help you access healthy changes in your life.

Author Biography

Rebecca Donatelle is an Associate Professor in Public Health and is the Coordinator of the Public Health Promotion and Education Programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. She has a Ph.D. in Community Health/Health Education, a Master of Science degree in Health Education, and a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in both Health/Physical Education and English. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist in behaviors and behavior change. She has received the Leadership Award, outstanding teacher award in her college, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Presidential Award for Promising New Research in the Smoke-Free Families National Initiative.

Table of Contents

I.        FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE

1.      Accessing Your Health

2.      Promoting and Preserving Your Psychological Health

          Focus On: Cultivating Your Spiritual Health

3.      Managing Stress and Coping with Life’s Challenges

          Focus On: Improving Your Sleep

 

II.     CREATING HEALTHY AND CARING RELATIONSHIPS

4.      Building Healthy Relationships and Communicating Effectively

5.      Understanding Your Sexuality

6.      Considering Your Reproductive Choices

 

III.   BUILDING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

7.      Eating for a Healthier You

8.      Reaching and Maintaining a Healthy Weight

          Focus On: Enhancing Your Body Image

9.      Improving Your Physical Fitness

 

IV.  AVOIDING RISKS FROM HARMFUL HABITS

10.  Recognizing and Avoiding Addiction

11.  Drinking Alcohol Responsibly

12.  Ending Tobacco Use

13.  Avoiding Drug Misuse and Abuse

 

V.     PREVENTING AND FIGHTING DISEASE

14.  Protecting against Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections

        Focus On: Understanding Your Health Inheritance

15.  Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

        Focus On: Minimizing Your Risk for Diabetes

16.  Lowering Your Cancer Risk

17.  Reducing Risks and Coping with Chronic Conditions

 

VI.  FACING LIFE’S CHALLENGES

18.  Choosing Conventional and Complementary Health Care

19.  Preventing Violence and Abuse

        Focus On: Reducing Your Risk of Unintentional Injury

20.  Preserving and Protecting Your Environment

21.  Preparing for Aging, Death, and Dying



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