Access to Health (Book with CD-ROM)

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: ALLYN & BACON INC
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Access to Health, Ninth Edition is the most comprehensive and authoritative text for your personal health class. As a teacher, mentor, and researcher, Rebecca Donatelle knows the health issues that are important to you, and she addresses them in a clear, friendly, and engaging style. This new edition offers updated coverage of hot topics such as low-carb and low-fat diets, diabetes, new contraceptive methods, and yoga, demonstrating the connection between this course and your daily life. Donatelle teaches you how to be a savvy, critical consumer of health information and provides hands-on practical tools to help you make positive behavior changes. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Finding the Right Balance
Promoting Healthy Behavior Changep. 2
Putting Your Health in Perspectivep. 6
New Directions for Healthp. 11
Reducing Health Disparities: New Challengesp. 19
Preparing for Better Health in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 20
Gender Differences and Health Statusp. 21
Improving Your Healthp. 22
Choosing a Behavior-Change Strategyp. 28
Changing Your Behaviorp. 32
Taking Charge
Psychosocial Health: Being Mentally, Emotionally, Socially, and Spiritually Wellp. 38
Defining Psychosocial Healthp. 40
Factors That Influence Psychosocial Healthp. 48
Enhancing Psychosocial Healthp. 50
When Psychosocial Health Deterioratesp. 54
Suicide: Giving Up on Lifep. 62
Seeking Professional Helpp. 64
Taking Charge
Managing Stress: Coping with Life's Challengesp. 68
What Is Stress?p. 70
The Body's Response to Stressp. 70
Stress and Your Healthp. 73
Sources of Stressp. 79
Stress and the College Studentp. 84
Managing Your Stressp. 87
Developing Your Spiritual Side: Mindfulnessp. 94
Taking Charge
Violence and Abuse: Creating Healthy Environmentsp. 98
Violence in the United Statesp. 100
Costs of Violencep. 101
Societal Causes of Violencep. 101
Intentional Injuriesp. 105
Reducing Your Riskp. 119
Unintentional Injuriesp. 122
Taking Charge
Creating Healthy and Caring Relationships
Healthy Relationships: Communicating Effectively with Friends, Family, and Significant Othersp. 128
The Communication Process: Getting Startedp. 130
Improving Your Communication Skillsp. 132
Characterizing and Forming Intimate Relationshipsp. 139
Gender Issues in Relationshipsp. 144
Overcoming Barriers to Intimacyp. 148
Committed Relationshipsp. 149
Staying Singlep. 151
Success in Relationshipsp. 151
Having Children ... or Not?p. 153
When Relationships Falterp. 153
Getting Helpp. 155
Building Better Relationshipsp. 156
Taking Charge
Sexuality: Choices in Sexual Behaviorp. 160
Your Sexual Identityp. 162
Sexual Anatomy and Physiologyp. 165
Expressing Your Sexualityp. 174
Difficulties That Can Hinder Sexual Functionp. 177
Taking Charge
Reproductive Choices: Making Responsible Decisionsp. 184
Methods of Fertility Managementp. 186
Abortionp. 198
Planning a Pregnancyp. 202
Pregnancyp. 203
Childbirthp. 210
Infertilityp. 214
Taking Charge
Choosing a Health Lifestyle
Nutrition: Eating for Optimum Healthp. 220
Assessing Eating Behaviors: Are You What You Eat?p. 223
Eating for Healthp. 224
Obtaining Essential Nutrientsp. 232
Can Food Have Medicinal Value?p. 248
Gender and Nutritionp. 254
Vegetarianism: Eating for Healthp. 256
Improved Eating for the College Studentp. 258
Food Safety: A Growing Concernp. 260
Taking Charge
Managing Your Weight: Finding a Health Balancep. 268
Determining the Right Weight for Youp. 275
Assessing Fat Levelsp. 276
Risk Factors for Obesityp. 281
Managing Your Weightp. 289
Trying to Gain Weightp. 295
Thinking Thin: Body Image and Eating Disordersp. 296
Taking Charge
Personal Fitness: Improving Health through Exercisep. 302
Physical Fitness, Activity, and Exercisep. 304
Benefits of Regular Physical Activityp. 304
Improving Cardiorespiratory Fitnessp. 308
Why Are Flexibility and Stretching Exercises Important?p. 312
Improving Muscular Strength and Endurancep. 315
Body Compositionp. 318
Fitness Injuriesp. 318
Creating Your Own Fitness Programp. 327
Taking Charge
Avoiding Risks from Harmful Habits
Addictions and Addictive Behavior: Threats to Wellnessp. 330
Defining Addictionp. 332
The Addictive Processp. 334
Types of Addictionp. 337
How Addiction Affects Family and Friendsp. 342
Treatment for and Recovery from Addictionp. 343
Taking Charge
Drinking Responsibly: A Lifestyle Challenge on Campusp. 348
Alcohol: An Overviewp. 350
Physiological and Behavioral Effects of Alcoholp. 353
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholismp. 361
Recoveryp. 366
Taking Charge
Tobacco and Caffeine: Daily Pleasures, Daily Challengesp. 372
Our Smoking Societyp. 374
Tobacco and Its Effectsp. 378
Health Hazards of Smokingp. 382
Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)p. 385
Tobacco and Politicsp. 386
Quittingp. 387
Caffeinep. 391
Taking Charge
Illicit Drugs: Use, Misuse, and Abusep. 396
Drug Dynamicsp. 398
Using, Misusing, and Abusing Drugsp. 400
Illicit Drugsp. 400
Controlled Substancesp. 402
Illegal Drug Use in the United Statesp. 418
Taking Charge
Preventing and Fighting Disease
Cardiovascular Disease: Reducing Your Riskp. 422
An Epidemiological Overviewp. 424
Understanding the Cardiovascular Systemp. 428
Types of Cardiovascular Diseasep. 430
Reducing Your Risk for Cardiovascular Diseasesp. 435
Women and Cardiovascular Diseasep. 440
New Weapons Against Heart Diseasep. 441
Taking Chargep. 447
Cancer: Reducing Your Riskp. 450
An Overview of Cancerp. 452
What Causes Cancer?p. 454
Types of Cancersp. 460
Facing Cancerp. 473
Taking Charge
Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections: Risks and Responsibilitiesp. 480
Assessing Your Disease Risksp. 482
Types of Pathogens and Routes of Transmissionp. 484
Your Body's Defenses: Keeping You Wellp. 492
Emerging and Resurgent Diseasesp. 496
Sexually Transmitted Infectionsp. 502
HIV/AIDSp. 511
Taking Charge
Noninfectious Conditions: The Modern Maladiesp. 522
Chronic Lung Diseasesp. 524
Neurological Disordersp. 529
Gender-Related Disordersp. 532
Digestion-Related Disordersp. 534
Musculoskeletal Diseasesp. 540
Other Maladiesp. 543
Taking Charge
Facing Life's Challenges
Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Processp. 548
Growing Old: Life Passagesp. 550
Health Issues for an Aging Societyp. 553
Theories on Agingp. 555
Changes in the Body and Mindp. 556
Health Challenges of Older Adultsp. 561
Strategies for Healthy Agingp. 562
Caring for Older Adultsp. 564
Taking Charge
Dying and Death: The Final Transitionp. 568
Understanding Deathp. 570
The Process of Dyingp. 571
Life-and-Death Decision Makingp. 578
Making Final Arrangementsp. 582
Taking Charge
Environmental Health: Thinking Globally, Acting Locallyp. 590
Overpopulationp. 592
Air Pollutionp. 594
Water Pollutionp. 603
Noise Pollutionp. 608
Land Pollutionp. 608
Radiationp. 610
Taking Charge
Consumerism: Selecting Health Care Products and Servicesp. 616
Responsible Consumerism: Choices and Challengesp. 618
Taking Responsibility for Your Health Carep. 620
Choices in Health Products: Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugsp. 622
Choices in Medical Carep. 630
Health Care Organizations, Programs, and Facilitiesp. 632
Issues Facing Today's Health Care Systemp. 634
Third-Party Payersp. 636
Taking Charge
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: New Choices and Responsibilities for Healthwise Consumersp. 644
CAM: What Is It and Who Uses It?p. 648
Alternative Medical System Optionsp. 651
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