My Health An Outcomes Approach Plus MyHealthLab with eText -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-06-11
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Choosing Healthuses student stories, social-networking tools, and a wealth of online resources to speak to today's students better than any other personal health textbook. With its magazine-style design and inclusion of real student stories (both online and in the printed text), this text is the one that you can most relate toand the one that will most inspire you to choose a healthy lifestyle. Health-related stories from real college students are woven throughout the book, accompanied by videos of real students on the book's companion website. A "Health Online" feature points you to online podcasts, videos, and resources related to health topics and encourages them to become a part of Choosing Health'slively online health community via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The text also provides unique, practical tools to help you see the relevance of health education and make informed decisions about their lifestyle choices. An ultra-modern, magazine-style design encourages you to read, and the writing style is conversational and student-friendly without watering down content or academic rigor. 0321834259 / 9780321834256 My Health: An Outcomes Approach with MyHealthLab Package consists of: 032175123X / 9780321751232 My Health: An Outcomes Approach 032180368X / 9780321803689 MyHealthLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for My Health: An Outcomes Approach

Author Biography

April Lynch

April Lynch is an award-winning author and journalist who specializes in health, science, and genetics. During her tenure with the San Jose Mercury News, the leading newspaper of Silicon Valley, she served as the Science and Health editor, focusing the paper’s coverage on personal health and disease prevention. She has also worked as a writer and editor for the San Francisco Chronicle. April has written numerous articles on personal health, medical and scientific advances, consumer issues, and the ways that scientific breakthroughs are redefining our understanding of health. She has been a frequent contributor to leading university textbooks covering applied biology, nutrition, and environmental health and science. Together with a leading genetic counselor, April is the co-author of the Genome Book, a hands-on guide to using genetic information in personal health decisions. Her work has won numerous awards from organizations such as the Society of Professional Journalists, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, and the Associated Press. Her current interests include a focus on how people receive and interact with health information online. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and children.


Barry Elmore

East Carolina University

Barry Elmore obtained a BS from Mount Olive College and an MA in Health Education at East Carolina University, where he was a merit scholar. Barry has extensive experience in the field of community health with particular focus on sexually transmitted diseases. He served as the Executive Director of the Pitt County AIDS Service Organization, the third largest AIDS Service Organization in North Carolina, before beginning his teach career and worked as a health educator in the non-profit sector for nearly 20 years. He is a member of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), and the North Carolina Association for Research in Education (NCARE), Barry has been recognized for outstanding teaching by his department, college, and university.


Tanya Morgan, Ph.D.

West Chester University

Tanya Morgan is an Associate Professor and Masters of Public Health Program Director for Health Care Management at West Chester University. She received her Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tanya has traveled around the world to teach and consult in locations as diverse as Oxford University, England; Guizhou University, China; and La Paz, Bolivia. In addition to her global interests, Tanya’s research focuses on underserved populations, women’s health issues, and health care access. In honor of her research efforts, Tanya was awarded the Southern Academy of Women in Physical Activity, Sport, and Health (SAWPASH) Young Scholars Award. She is actively involved in health advocacy and currently serves as chairperson for the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Health Advocacy Committee and is a member of the Health Promotion Advocates Grassroots Committee. Tanya’s interaction with her students in the classroom continually encourages her work. It is her desire that this textbook will help motivate the health behavior change that will increase the longevity of the millennial generation.

Table of Contents

1. Health in the 21st Century

2. Psychological Health

3. Stress Management

4. Nutrition and You

5. Physical Activity for Fitness and Health

6. Weight Management

7. Drug Use and Abuse

8. Alcohol and Tobacco Use and Abuse

9. Relationships and Communication

10. Sexuality, Contraception, and Reproductive Choices

11. Preventing Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections

12. Preventing Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer

13. Consumer Health

14. Personal Safety and Injury Prevention

15. Your Environment, Your Health

16. Aging Well

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