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Access to Health

ISBN-10: 0805378480
ISBN-13: 9780805378481
Edition: 9th 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Access to Healthcontinues to be the leading text for teaching behavior change. The Ninth Edition provides a consistent framework for motivating readers to make healthy life choices, with updated coverage on hot topics such as low-carb diets and  More...

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List price: $99.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 776
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.300
Language: English

Access to Healthcontinues to be the leading text for teaching behavior change. The Ninth Edition provides a consistent framework for motivating readers to make healthy life choices, with updated coverage on hot topics such as low-carb diets and diabetes that demonstrate the relevance of health to reader's lives. As a teacher, mentor, and researcher, Rebecca J. Donatelle knows the health issues that are important to today's society. Through her engaging and friendly writing style, Donatelle addresses readers' concerns and teaches them how to be savvy and critical consumers of health information. Access to Health provides hands-on practical tools that help readers make healthy changes in their lives.Finding the Right Balance, Creating Healthy and Caring Relationships, Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle, Avoiding Risks to Harmful Habits, Preventing and Fighting Disease, Facing Life's Challenges.For all readers interested in making healthy life choices.

Rebecca J. Donatelle, Ph. D.OregonState UniversityRebecca Donatelle is an Associate Professor in Public Health and is the Coordinator of Public Health Promotion and Education Programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences. 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.Becky is a highly involved, student-centered teacher and mentor for undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Public Health at Oregon State University. Although her main emphasis is in the area of Public Health Promotion and Health Education, she teaches a wide range of students from many disciplines on the Oregon State campus. Courses she teaches that are relevant to personal health include Principles of Health Behaviors, Stress and Health, Violence and Public Health, Epidemiology and Control of Chronic Diseases, Introduction to Human Disease (Communicable), and a new course on Complementary and Alternative Medicine.In addition to her varied teaching responsibilities, Becky is an active researcher in the area of health behaviors and behavior change including studies with a focus on motivating behavior change, the use of social support in facilitating behavior change, the use of community supports to assist individuals in changing high-risk behaviors, and the role of stress in health and disease.Becky has also conducted extensive research in the area of decision-making and factors influencing the use of alternative and traditional health care providers for treatment of low back pain; illness and sick role behaviors; women's decisions about treatment for breast cancer and cardiac rehabilitation.Donatelle 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. She has been an active member of several state and national committees and task forces and continues to work to reduce risk for high risk populations, particularly women and the elderly. Donatelle has written many books, including Access to Health (Benjamin Cummings), Wellness: Choices for Health and Fitness (Thomson Publishing), and AIDS and STDs: A Global Perspective (Pearson Custom Publishing), and she has written several chapters and manuscripts for various health-related books and journals. In addition, Donatelle is a co-author on Benjamin Cummings' upcoming personal fitness and wellness text, Get Fit, Stay Well, available August 2008.

Preface
Finding the Right Balance
Promoting Healthy Behavior Change
Putting Your Health in Perspective
New Directions for Health
Reducing Health Disparities: New Challenges
Preparing for Better Health in the Twenty-First Century
Gender Differences and Health Status
Improving Your Health
Choosing a Behavior-Change Strategy
Changing Your Behavior
Taking Charge
Psychosocial Health: Being Mentally, Emotionally, Socially, and Spiritually Well
Defining Psychosocial Health
Factors That Influence Psychosocial Health
Enhancing Psychosocial Health
When Psychosocial Health Deteriorates
Suicide: Giving Up on Life
Seeking Professional Help
Taking Charge
Managing Stress: Coping with Life's Challenges
What Is Stress?
The Body's Response to Stress
Stress and Your Health
Sources of Stress
Stress and the College Student
Managing Your Stress
Developing Your Spiritual Side: Mindfulness
Taking Charge
Violence and Abuse: Creating Healthy Environments
Violence in the United States
Costs of Violence
Societal Causes of Violence
Intentional Injuries
Reducing Your Risk
Unintentional Injuries
Taking Charge
Creating Healthy and Caring Relationships
Healthy Relationships: Communicating Effectively with Friends, Family, and Significant Others
The Communication Process: Getting Started
Improving Your Communication Skills
Characterizing and Forming Intimate Relationships
Gender Issues in Relationships
Overcoming Barriers to Intimacy
Committed Relationships
Staying Single
Success in Relationships
Having Children ... or Not?
When Relationships Falter
Getting Help
Building Better Relationships
Taking Charge
Sexuality: Choices in Sexual Behavior
Your Sexual Identity
Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
Expressing Your Sexuality
Difficulties That Can Hinder Sexual Function
Taking Charge
Reproductive Choices: Making Responsible Decisions
Methods of Fertility Management
Abortion
Planning a Pregnancy
Pregnancy
Childbirth
Infertility
Taking Charge
Choosing a Health Lifestyle
Nutrition: Eating for Optimum Health
Assessing Eating Behaviors: Are You What You Eat?
Eating for Health
Obtaining Essential Nutrients
Can Food Have Medicinal Value?
Gender and Nutrition
Vegetarianism: Eating for Health
Improved Eating for the College Student
Food Safety: A Growing Concern
Taking Charge
Managing Your Weight: Finding a Health Balance
Determining the Right Weight for You
Assessing Fat Levels
Risk Factors for Obesity
Managing Your Weight
Trying to Gain Weight
Thinking Thin: Body Image and Eating Disorders
Taking Charge
Personal Fitness: Improving Health through Exercise
Physical Fitness, Activity, and Exercise
Benefits of Regular Physical Activity
Improving Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Why Are Flexibility and Stretching Exercises Important?
Improving Muscular Strength and Endurance
Body Composition
Fitness Injuries
Creating Your Own Fitness Program
Taking Charge
Avoiding Risks from Harmful Habits
Addictions and Addictive Behavior: Threats to Wellness
Defining Addiction
The Addictive Process
Types of Addiction
How Addiction Affects Family and Friends
Treatment for and Recovery from Addiction
Taking Charge
Drinking Responsibly: A Lifestyle Challenge on Campus
Alcohol: An Overview
Physiological and Behavioral Effects of Alcohol
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Recovery
Taking Charge
Tobacco and Caffeine: Daily Pleasures, Daily Challenges
Our Smoking Society
Tobacco and Its Effects
Health Hazards of Smoking
Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)
Tobacco and Politics
Quitting
Caffeine
Taking Charge
Illicit Drugs: Use, Misuse, and Abuse
Drug Dynamics
Using, Misusing, and Abusing Drugs
Illicit Drugs
Controlled Substances
Illegal Drug Use in the United States
Taking Charge
Preventing and Fighting Disease
Cardiovascular Disease: Reducing Your Risk
An Epidemiological Overview
Understanding the Cardiovascular System
Types of Cardiovascular Disease
Reducing Your Risk for Cardiovascular Diseases
Women and Cardiovascular Disease
New Weapons Against Heart Disease
Taking Charge
Cancer: Reducing Your Risk
An Overview of Cancer
What Causes Cancer?
Types of Cancers
Facing Cancer
Taking Charge
Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections: Risks and Responsibilities
Assessing Your Disease Risks
Types of Pathogens and Routes of Transmission
Your Body's Defenses: Keeping You Well
Emerging and Resurgent Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Infections
HIV/AIDS
Taking Charge
Noninfectious Conditions: The Modern Maladies
Chronic Lung Diseases
Neurological Disorders
Gender-Related Disorders
Digestion-Related Disorders
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Other Maladies
Taking Charge
Facing Life's Challenges
Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Process
Growing Old: Life Passages
Health Issues for an Aging Society
Theories on Aging
Changes in the Body and Mind
Health Challenges of Older Adults
Strategies for Healthy Aging
Caring for Older Adults
Taking Charge
Dying and Death: The Final Transition
Understanding Death
The Process of Dying
Life-and-Death Decision Making
Making Final Arrangements
Taking Charge
Environmental Health: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
Overpopulation
Air Pollution
Water Pollution
Noise Pollution
Land Pollution
Radiation
Taking Charge
Consumerism: Selecting Health Care Products and Services
Responsible Consumerism: Choices and Challenges
Taking Responsibility for Your Health Care
Choices in Health Products: Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs
Choices in Medical Care
Health Care Organizations, Programs, and Facilities
Issues Facing Today's Health Care System
Third-Party Payers
Taking Charge
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: New Choices and Responsibilities for Healthwise Consumers
CAM: What Is It and Who Uses It?
Alternative Medical System Options

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