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An invitation to health
Dianne R. Hales

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An invitation to health
choosing to change
Dianne Hales

Published 2011 by Wadsworth/Cengage Brooks/Cole in [14th ed.], Belmont, CA .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

section 1. Taking charge of your health
1. Your invitation to healthy change
Health and wellness
The dimensions of health
A report card on the health of Americans
Health disparities
A report card on the health of young adults
Staying healthy on campus
Making quality health-care decisions
Making healthy changes
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
2. Psychological and spiritual well-being
Psychological well-being
Feeling in control
Spiritual health
Sleepless on campus
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
3. Personal stress management
What is stress?
What causes stress?
Stress and physical health
Stress on campus
Men, women, and stress
Other personal stressors
Responses to stress
Traumatic life events and stress
Organizing your time
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
4. Taking care of your mind
The brain : the last frontier
Understanding mental health
Mental health on campus
Depressive disorders
Anxiety disorders
Attention disorders
Schizophrenia
Suicide
Overcoming problems of the mind
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
section 2. Healthy lifestyles
5. The joy of fitness
What is physical fitness?
The inactivity epidemic
Physical activity and health
The principles of exercise
Improving cardiorespiratory fitness
Building muscular fitness
Drugs used to boost athletic performance
Becoming more flexible
Keeping your back healthy
Body composition
Evaluating fitness products and programs
Sports nutrition
Safe and healthy workouts
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
6. Personal nutrition
What you need to know about nutrients
Eating guidelines for Americans
The way we eat
Taking charge of what you eat
Food safety
Nutritional quackery
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
7. Managing your weight
The global epidemic
Body image
Understanding weight problems
Health dangers of excess weight
If you're too thin : how to gain weight
A practical guide to weight loss
The psychology of losing weight
Maintaining weight loss
Treating severe obesity
Unhealthy eating behaviors
Eating disorders
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
section 3. Responsible sexuality
8. Communicating and relating
Your social health
Personal communications
Nonverbal communication
How men and women communicate
Forming relationships
Healthy relationships
The science of romantic love
Assessing a relationship
Mature love
Dysfunctional relationships
Committed relationships
Family ties
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
9. Personal sexuality
Human sexuality
Sexuality and the dimensions of health
Becoming male or female
Women's sexual health
Men's sexual health
Responsible sexuality
Sexual behavior
Sexual diversity
Sexual activity
Sexual response
Sexual concerns
Sex therapy
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
10. Reproductive choices
Reproductive responsibility
Conception
Birth control basics
Abstinence and nonpenetrative sexual activity
A cross-cultural perspective
Choosing a birth control method
Barrier contraceptives
Hormonal contraceptives
Intrauterine contraceptives
Fertility awareness methods
Emergency contraception
Sterilization
Abortion
Childfree by choice
Pregnancy
Childbirth
Infertility
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
section 4. Avoiding health risks
11. Avoiding addictions
Risky behaviors
Gambling on campus
Drug use on campus
Understanding drugs and their effects
Men, women, and drugs
Caffeine and its effects
Medications
Prescription drug abuse on campus
Substance use disorders
Common drugs of abuse
Treating substance dependence and abuse
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
12. Alcohol use, misuse, and abuse
Drinking in America
Drinking on campus
Understanding alcohol
The impact of alcohol on the body
Alcohol, gender, and race
Alcohol problems
Alcoholism treatments
Alcoholism's impact on relationships
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
13. Tobacco use, misuse, and abuse
Smoking in America
Tobacco use on campus
Why people start smoking
Why people keep smoking
Smoking, gender, and race
Tobacco's immediate effects
Health effects of cigarette smoking
Other forms of tobacco
Quitting
Environmental tobacco smoke
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
section 5. Protecting your health
14. Preventing infectious disease
The power of prevention
Your cardiometabolic health
Metabolic syndrome
Diabetes mellitus
Hypertension
Your lipoprotein profile
Cardiovascular (heart) disease
Crises of the heart
Stroke
Cancer
Other major illnesses
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
15. Avoiding infectious diseases
Understanding infection
How your body protects itself
Immunization for adults
Common cold
Influenza
Meningitis
Hepatitis
Epstein-Barr virus and infectious mononucleosis
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
Herpes gladiatorum (mat herpes, wrestler's herpes, mat pox)
Tuberculosis
Group A and Group B strep infection
Toxic shock syndrome
The "superbug" threat : MRSA
Insect- and animal-borne infections
H1N1 virus and influenza (swine flu)
The threat of a pandemic
Emerging infectious diseases
Reproductive and urinary tract infections
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
16. Lowering your risk of sexually transmitted infections
The ABCs of safer sex
Sexually transmitted infections and diseases
Human papilloma virus
Genital herpes
Chlamydia
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Gonorrhea
Nongonococcal urethritis (NGU)
Syphilis
Chancroid
Pubic lice and scabies
Trichomoniasis
HIV and AIDS
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
17. Getting quality traditional and nontraditional health care
Getting quality health care
Personalizing your health care
Choosing a primary care physician
Asserting your medical rights
Elective treatments
Getting quality nontraditional health care
The health-care system
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
18. Protecting yourself form injury, violence, and victimization
Personal safety
Safety at work
Safety at home
Which gender is at greater risk?
Living in a dangerous world
Crime and violence on campus
Sexual victimization and violence
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
19. Creating a healthier environment
The environment and your health
Climate change
The impact on pollution
The air you breathe
Working toward sustainability
The water you drink
Indoor pollutants : the inside story
Chemical risks
Invisible threats
Your hearing health
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
20. A lifetime of health
The aging of America
Successful aging
Sexuality and aging
The challenges of age
Preparing for medical crises and the end of life
Death and dying
How we die
Suicide
The practicalities of death
Grief
Learn it/live it
Self survey
Making this chapter work for you
Glossary
References
Index.

Edition Notes

Previous ed. has different subtitle: the power of prevention.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Library of Congress
RA773 .H18 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxii, 650, [31] p. :
Number of pages
650

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24382935M
ISBN 10
0538736550, 0538497459
ISBN 13
9780538736558, 9780538497459
LC Control Number
2009933560
OCLC/WorldCat
555545436

History

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