Personal Health: Perspectives and Lifestyles

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Cengage Learning, Jun 25, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 572 pages
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Respected instructors and authors Patricia Floyd, Sandra Mimms, and Caroline Yelding present an updated, modern Fourth Edition of Personal Health: Perspectives and Lifestyles that emphasizes the individual's personal responsibility for wellness by presenting general (core) and current health information to help guide students decision making. The text presents health topics, including cultural, racial, ethnic, and gender diversity issues, identifies risk factors, and gives students useful and sensible suggestions to reduce their risk for preventable diseases and conditions in order to achieve optimal levels of wellness for themselves, friends, and family. Filled with practical advice, stimulating discussion questions and self-assessment exercises, this text takes an applied approach and empowers students to take control of their own health. Concentrated emphasis on health issues as they relate to various cultural differences make this text one of the most up-to date resources for health-related culture, gender, ethnic, and age issues.
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Contents

Introduction to Personal Health
1
Personality and Emotional Health
25
Stress and Health
55
Personal Relationships
79
Human Sexuality Contraception and Reproduction
101
Communicable Diseases
147
Noncommunicable Diseases
197
Cardiovascular Disease
243
Psychoactive Drugs and Medications
399
Alcohol and Tobacco
433
Aging Dying and Death
463
Consumerism and Environmental Health
493
National Health Information Center 2007 National Health Observances
527
Eat a Variety of Fruits and Veggies Every Day
532
Glossary
535
PHOTO CREDITS
545

The Basics of Nutrition
265
Weight Management
317
Physical Activity and Health
355

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