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Your Health Today Choices in a Changing Society

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ISBN-10: 0077228588

ISBN-13: 9780077228583

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Michael L. Teague, Sara L. C. Mackenzie, David M. Rosenthal

List price: $160.00
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This exciting new text presents personal health in the context of a changing social and cultural environment. Going beyond behavior change and individual responsibility, it offers a broadened view of health that includes the impact of family, community, and society. It's a new way of looking at health: Personal health is not only the choices we make..."Choice" is another key theme inYour Health Today. Emphasizing the importance of making informed health choices, this text demonstrates how these choices affect an individuals health--for today and for a lifetime. .
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Book details

List price: $160.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Michael L. Teague received his doctorate in exercise science, health, and recreation from the University of Northern Colorado. He has been a professor in sport, health, and leisure at the University of Iowa since 1975 and currently teaches courses in health and recreation and sport management. He received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Iowa in 1993-1994. Dr. Teague also holds a secondary appointment with the College of Public Health. He has authored several books about health promotion and aging as well as books about aging and leisure. Dr. Teague has served as a health observer for the U.S. State Department in East Timor, an advisory committee member for Healthy People 2000, a taskforce member for Women�s Health in Iowa, and a health promotion grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute, and the Canadian Diabetes Association. He was the director of a 26-part video series titled Healthy Living: Road to Wellness, used in distance learning and campus health courses across the United States. This series received 22 national and international video awards. In addition, Dr. Teague was the co-producer for The Victories of Dan Gable, which aired on HBO Signature in 1999. In his leisure time, Mike enjoys golf, racquetball, basketball, wallyball, and running..

Sara L. C. Mackenzie completed medical school at the University of California-Davis and residency in family medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. She obtained a master�s degree in public health from the University of Washington. Dr. Mackenzie provides care for families in all stages of their lives, with a special emphasis on adolescents and young adults. She has taught students�in large and small groups�about health, wellness, and illness, developed health curricula, organized conferences to enhance communication between youth and health practitioners, and served on community committees working with youth and young adults at risk. Dr. Mackenzie is actively engaged with the Washington State Partnership for Youth, a coalition evaluating and making policy recommendations regarding the health needs of youth. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington, holding a joint appointment in campus health and family medicine. Her husband, Paul, and two young daughters, Lila and Sydda, fill her life with laughter and balance. Sara and Paul are active locally, coaching youth track at the community center and playing capture-the-flag with their own and neighborhood children..

Choices in a Changing Society
Health in a Changing Society
Your Mind and Body2
Your Family Health History
Understanding Your Genetic Inheritance3
Mental Health
Creating a Balance4
Finding Meaning in Life and Death5
Managing Pressure6
Renewal and Restoration
Your Lifestyle and Health7
Healthy Food Choices8
Physical Activity for Life9
Body Weight and Body Composition
Achieving a Healthy Balance10
Body Image
Viewing Yourself
Your Health at Risk11
Responsible Approaches to Drinking12
Use, Abuse, and Control13
The Smoking Challenge
Your Relationships and Sexuality4
Connection and Communication15
Sexual Health
Biology, Society, and Culture16
Reproductive Choices
Contraception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth
Protecting Your Health17
Infectious Diseases
Prevention and Management18
Cardiovascular Disease
Risks, Prevention, and Treatment19
Understanding a Complex Condition20
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Health Choices in a Changing Society
Challenges to Your Health21
Prevention and Protection22
Creating Safe Environments23
Environmental Issues
Making a Difference