A Student Guide to Health: Understanding the Facts, Trends, and Challenges [5 volumes]: Understanding the Facts, Trends, and Challenges

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Yvette Malamud Ozer
ABC-CLIO, Sep 7, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 1213 pages

A Student Guide to Health: Understanding the Facts, Trends, and Challenges provides straightforward, factual, and accessible information about a multitude of health issues. It is an essential reference set that provides high school students, teachers, and administrators with a comprehensive health and wellness education resource that aligns with National Health Education Standards and common health curriculum. This expansive five-volume set is ideal for students' research projects; highly useful as a resource for community college and public library patrons, librarians, teens, and parents; and is a suitable supplement to any health education curriculum.

Each chapter includes up-to-date, evidence-based information that provokes further examination and encourages critical thinking to evaluate the validity of information encountered about health and wellness topics. Each chapter provides an abundance of references and lists of resources for further information, including books, articles, websites, organizations, and hotlines. Special attention is paid to social trends that affect youth health and wellness, such as bullying, eating disorders, steroid abuse, sexting, and the peer pressure associated with drug use and abuse.


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This set is aligned with the National Health Education Standards for promoting and supporting health-enhancing behaviors for students in grades 9 through 12. Health Basics focuses on prevention ... Read full review


Volume 2 Nutrition and Physical Fitness
Volume 3 Sexual Health and Development
Volume 4 Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs
Volume 5 Mental and Emotional Health

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Yvette Malamud Ozer, MS, is a clinical psychology doctoral student at California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University, San Francisco.

Georganna Leavesley, PhD, is a registered nurse and a licensed clinical psychologist.

Alice C. Richer is a registered, licensed dietician and certified medical writer.

Nancy A. Piotrowski, PhD, is a core faculty member in the Department of Psychology in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Capella University.

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