Essential Concepts for Healthy Living

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Oct 5, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 524 pages
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Essential Concepts for Healthy Living, Fifth Edition, is “the” critical thinking personal health textbook. It presents basic health-related information in an easy-to-understand manner by concentrating on key goals to help students learn and practice critical-thinking strategies. Students will discover the most recent scientifically-based personal health information; think critically about the reliability of health-related information distributed by various sources; and apply personal health information to their lives.
 

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Contents

The Foundation for Life
1
Chapter 2 Psychological Health
29
Chapter 3 Stress and Its Management
55
Chapter 4 Violence and Abuse
77
Chapter 5 Reproductive Health
97
Chapter 6 Relationships and Sexuality
135
Chapter 7 Drug Use and Abuse
163
Chapter 8 Alcohol and Tobacco
191
Chapter 14 Infection Immunity and Noninfectious Disease
379
Chapter 15 Aging Dying and Death
423
Chapter 16 Environmental Health
453
Healthy People 2010 Leading Health Indicators
477
Injury Preventionand Emergency Care
479
Dietary Reference Intakes for Certain Nutrients
486
MyPyramid Food Intake Patterns
487
Eating Well with Canadas Food Guide
492

Chapter 9 Nutrition
225
Chapter 10 Body Weight and Its Management
257
Chapter 11 Physical Fitness
283
Chapter 12 Cardiovascular Health
315
Chapter 13 Cancer
343
Glossary
499
Index
509
Photo Credits
523
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Sandra Alters is formerly a tenured professor of biology and education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a professor of biology at Salem State College (MA). After teaching for over 25 years and teaching non-majors introductory biology for 10 years, Sandy left academia to write full time. She has over 20 years experience in science textbook writing in particular and science writing in general. She and her husband Brian are the only Ph.D. science educators currently authoring a non-majors college biology textbook. This book and its related ancillaries reflect their strong focus on science education.

Brian Alters, Sir William Dawson Scholar, holds appointments internationally at McGill University, Montreal, where he recently won the university's highest teaching award, and at Harvard University, Cambridge. Brian is founder and director of the Evolution Education Research Center, a joint involvement between professors of McGill and Harvard universities. He writes primarily about evolution education and teaching.

Wendy J. Schiff MS, RDN received her BS in biological health/medical dietetics and MS in human nutrition from The Pennsylvania State University. She has taught introductory foods and nutrition courses at the University of Missouri- Columbia as well as nutrition, human biology, and personal health courses at St. Louis Community College-Meramec. She has worked as a public health nutritionist at the Allegheny County Health Department (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) and State Food and Nutrition Specialist for Missouri Extension at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. In addition to authoring Nutrition for Healthy Living and Nutrition Essentials: A Personal Approach, Wendy has coauthored a college-level personal health textbook and authored many other nutrition-related educational materials. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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