Health The Basics

ISBN-10: 0805377956

ISBN-13: 9780805377958

Edition: 7th 2007 (Revised)

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This seventh edition provides students with the tools they need to make healthy, lifelong behaviour changes and become informed consumers of health information. The text hold students' interest by covering health topics of primary concern to them and by including review and new chapter opening questions, and new design features.
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List price: $78.80
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

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.

Promoting Healthy Behavior Change
Putting Health in Perspective
New Directions for Health
Gender Differences and Health Status
Improving Your Health: Benefits of Optimal Health
Preparing for Behavior Change
Choosing a Behavior Change Strategy
Making Behavior Change
Taking Charge: Managing Your Behavior-Change Strategies
Finding The Right Balance
Psychosocial Health: Being Mentally, Emotionally, Socially, and Spiritually Well
Defining Psychosocial Health
Factors Influencing Psychosocial Health
Enhancing Psychosocial Health
The Mind-Body Connection
Common Psychosocial Problems
Suicide: Giving Up on Life
Seeking Professional Help
Taking Charge: Managing Your Psychosocial Health
Managing Stress: Coping with Life's Challenges
What Is Stress?
Stress and Your Body
Stress and Your Health
Sources of Stress
Stress and the College Student
Stress Management
Taking Charge: Managing Stress Behaviors
Intentional and Unintentional Injuries: Staying Safe in a Violent World
Violence in the United States
Personal Precipitators of Violence
Intentional Injuries
Reducing Risks
Unintentional Injuries
Taking Charge: Managing Campus Safety
Creating Healthy And Caring Relationships
Healthy Relationships and Sexuality: Making Commitments
Characteristics of Intimate Relationships
Forming Intimate Relationships
Gender Issues
Barriers to Intimacy
Committed Relationships
Success in Committed Relationships
Staying Single
Having Children �Ǡ or Not
When Relationships Falter
Building Better Relationships
Your Sexual Identity
Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
Expressing Your Sexuality
Difficulties That Can Hinder Sexual Functioning
Taking Charge: Managing Your Relationships and Sexual Behavior
Birth Control, Pregnancy, and Childbirth: Managing Your Fertility
Methods of Fertility Management
Planning a Pregnancy
Taking Charge: Managing Your Fertility
Avoiding Or Overcoming Harmful Habits
Licit and Illicit Drug Use: Understanding Addictions
Defining Addiction
Drug Dynamics
Drug Use, Abuse, and Interactions
Prescription Drugs
Over-the-Counter Drugs
Illicit Drugs
Controlled Substances
Illegal Drug Use in the United States
Taking Charge: Managing Drug Use Behavior
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Caffeine: Unacknowledged Addictions
Alcohol: An Overview
Effects of Alcohol
Our Smoking Society
Tobacco and Its Effects
Health Hazards of Smoking
Smokeless Tobacco
Environmental Tobacco Smoke
Taking Charge: Managing Alcohol, Tobacco, and Caffeine
Building Healthy Lifestyles
Nutrition: Eating for Optimum Health
Healthy Eating
Obtaining Essential Nutrients
The Medicinal Value of Food
Gender and Nutrition
Improved Eating for the College Student
Food Safety
Taking Charge: Managing Your Eating Behavior
Managing Your Weight: Finding a Healthy Balance
Body Image
Assessing Your Body Content
Risk Factors for Obesity
Managing Your Weight
Eating Disorders
Taking Charge: Taking Control of Your Weight
Personal Fitness: Improving Your Health Through Exercise
Benefits of Regular Physical Activity
Improving Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Improving Your Flexibility
Improving Muscular Strength and Endurance
Body Composition
Fitness Injuries
Planning Your Fitness Program
Taking Charge: Managing Your Fitness Behaviors
Preventing And Fighting Disease
Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: Reducing Your Risks
Understanding Your Cardiovascular System
Types of Cardiovascular Disease
Controlling Your Risks for Cardiovascular Disease
Women and Cardiovascular Disease
New Weapons against Heart Disease
An Overview of Cancer
What Causes Cancer?
Types of Cancer
Facing Cancer
Taking Charge: Managing Your Health
Infectious and Noninfectious Conditions: Risks and Responsibilities
Assessing Your Disease Risks
The Pathogens: Routes of Invasion
Your Body's Defenses: Keeping You Well
Emerging and Resurgent Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Chronic Lung Diseases
Neurological Disorders
Gender-Related Disorders
Digestion-Related Disorders
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Other Maladies
Taking Charge: Managing Your Disease Risks
Facing Life's Challenges
Life's Transitions: The Aging Process
Redefining Aging
Health Issues for an Aging Society
Theories on Aging
Changes in the Body and Mind
Health Challenges of the Elderly
Preventive Actions for Healthy Aging
Understanding Death and Dying
The Process of Dying
Taking Care of Business
Life-and-Death Decision Making
Taking Charge: Dealing with the Aging Process
Environmental Health: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
Air Pollution
Water Pollution
Noise Pollution
Land Pollution
Taking Charge: Managing Environmental Pollution
Consumerism: Selecting Health-Care Products and Services
Responsible Consumerism
Accepting Responsibility for Your Health Care
Choices of Medical Care
Health-Care Organizations, Programs, and Facilities
Issues Facing Today's Health-Care System
Third-Party Payers
Taking Charge: Managing Your Health-Care Needs
Injury Prevention and Emergency Care
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: New Choices, New Responsibilities
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