Core Concepts In Health Brief with PowerWeb 2004 Update with HealthQuest CD-Rom, Learning to Go: Health and Powerweb/OLC Bind-in Cards

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-07-10
  • Publisher: MCG (Manual)
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This proven text provides a concise introduction to health topics, bringing students current information about health and wellness topics. An affordable alternative to larger health texts, it includes a built-in study guide. For the 2004 Update, the overall content, organization, and features of the ninth edition remain in place, but key topics and issues have been updated with the most recent information available.

Table of Contents

1 Taking Charge of Your Health

Wellness: The New Health Goal

Choosing Wellness

How Do You Reach Wellness?

Being Healthy for Life

2 Stress: The Constant Challenge

What is Stress?

Stress and Disease

Common Sources of Stress

Techniques for Managing Stress

Creating a Personal Plan for Managing Stress

3 Psychological Health

What Psychological Health is Not

Defining Psychological Health

Meeting Life's Challenges

Psychological Disorders

Getting Help

4 Intimate Relationships and Communication

Developing Intimate Relationships


Pairing and Singlehood


Family Life

5 Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Childbirth

Sexual Anatomy

Hormones and the Reproductive Life Cycle

Sexual Functioning

Sexual Behavior

Understanding Fertility



6 Contraception and Abortion

Principles of Contraception

Reversible Contraception

Permanent Contraception: Sterilization

Which Contraceptive Method is Right for You?

The Abortion Issue

7 The Use and Abuse of Psychoactive Drugs

Addictive Behavior

Drug Use, Abuse, and Dependence

How Drugs Affect the Body

Representative psychoactive Drugs

Drug Use: The Decades Ahead

8 Alcohol and Tobacco

The Nature of Alcohol

Alcohol and Health

Alcohol Abuse and Dependence

Why People Use Tobacco

Health Hazards

The Effects of Smoking on the Nonsmoker

What Can Be Done?

How a Tobacco user Can Quit

9 Nutrition Basics

Nutritional Requirements: Components of a Healthy Diet

Nutritional Guidelines: Planning Your Diet

A Personal Plan: Making Informed Choices About Food

10 Exercise for Health and Fitness

What is Physical Fitness?

The Benefits of Exercise

Designing Your Exercise Program

Getting Started and Staying On Track

11 Weight Management

Basic Concepts of Weight Management

Factors Contributing to Excess Body Fat

Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle for Successful Weight Management

Approaches to Overcoming a Weight Problem

Eating Disorders

12 Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer

The Cardiovascular System

Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

Major Forms of Cardiovascular Disease

Protecting Yourself Against Cardiovascular Disase

What is Cancer?

Common Cancers

The Causes of Cancer

Detecting, Diagnosing, and Treating Cancer

Preventing Cancer

13 Immunity and Infection

The Chain of Infection

The Body's Defense System

The Troublemakers: Pathogens and Disease

Giving Yourself a Fighting Chance: How to Support Your Immune System

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Other STDs

What You Can Do About STDs

14 The Challenge of Aging

Generating Vitality As You Age

Confronting the changes of Aging

Life In An Aging America

What Is Death?

Planning for Death

Coping With Dying

Coping With Loss

Coming to Terms with Death

15 Conventional and Complementary Medicine: Skills for the Health Care Consumer

Self-Care: Managing Medical problems

professional medical and Health Care: Choices and Change

Conventional Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Paying For Health Care

16 Personal Safety: Protecting Yourself from Unintentional Injuries and Violence

Unintentional Injuries

Violence and Intentional Injuries

Providing Emergency Care

17 Environmental Health

Classic Environmental Health Concerns

Population Growth


Healing the Environment

Appendix: Nutritional Content of Popular Items from Fast-Food Restaurants


Study Guide

Rewards Program

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