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MP Ihealth (Text and Connect Plus): An Interactive Framework

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iHealth: An Interactive Framework is a new kind of health learning system an integrated print-digital learning system designed to meet the needs of todays students and instructors. iHealth is composed of two essential components:

A brief text that provides a guiding framework for teaching key personal health concepts in a limited amount of time. The book is organized into three key areas: Health Behaviors, Health Risks and Consequences, and Consumer Health. These personal health essentials are what students use to practice healthier behaviors, avoid the consequences of unhealthy behaviors, and to be critical consumers of health information and health care.

iHealth is also an online homework system that offers a library of 66 current readings that enable instructors to focus on and integrate those special topics, themes, and perspectives that are most important to them personally, whether the environment, diversity, genetics, globalization, mind / body, technology, consumerism, or culture. The online readings are drawn primarily from mainstream media (newspapers, magazines, reliable Internet sites) and scientific journals. They have been chosen for their relevance to students lives and for their ability to promote behavior change.

Note - The iHealth mandatory package above includes the print book and Connect Plus (access to the ebook version if iHealth for one semester)

About the Author

Phillip B. Sparling is a Professor of Applied Physiology and Health Behavior in the College of Sciences at Georgia Tech. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and masters and doctorate from the University of Georgia. In addition to being a teacher and researcher at Georgia Tech for three decades, he has been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cape Town Medical School in South Africa, a Visiting Research Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Deakin University in Australia, and a Senior Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. He has published some 70 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals. Dr. Sparling is a Fellow of the AAHPERD Research Consortium, American College of Sports Medicine, and American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. His current work focuses on real-world projects that enable individuals and communities to change lifestyle behaviors to prevent and control chronic diseases.Kerry J. Redican is a Professor of Health Education and Health Promotion in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech. His education includes a bachelors degree from California State University at Long Beach, M.S. in health education from the UCLA School of Public Health, Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and MPH in health administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a faculty member at Virginia Tech for over two decades, he has been actively involved in development, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs in schools and communities. He is a co-author of four textbooks and has over 60 publications in health journals. Dr. Redican is a Fellow of the American School Health Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Health Education and as President of the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Table of Contents

Part I--Personal Health: Revisiting the Basics

Chapter 1 Foundations of Personal Health

Part II--Health Behaviors: Living a Healthier Life

Chapter 2 Choose a Healthy Diet

Chapter 3 Develop a Fitness Program

Chapter 4 Understand Drugs Use, Misuse, and Abuse

Chapter 5 Respect Sexuality

Chapter 6 Manage Stress

Part III--Health Risks and Consequences: Understanding Medical Conditions

Chapter 7 Mental Health and Disorders

Chapter 8 Heart Disease and Stroke

Chapter 9 Cancers

Chapter 10 Diabetes

Chapter 11 Infections

Part IV--Health Care Choices: Navigating the Health Care System

Chapter 12 U.S. Health Care System: Fundamentals

Chapter 13 Personal Health Care: Decision Making

Part V--Resources

Connect Personal Health Online Articles

Below is a list of the 66 health-related articles available via the Connect Personal Health website.

Chapter 1

  • Aging Well: Toward a Way of Life for All People by Barbara A. Hawkins (~1600 words) Preventing Chronic Disease, July 2005
  • Nature versus Nurture Revisited by Kevin Davies (~1300 words) From the PBS NOVA Online feature: Cracking the Code of Life (2001
  • No Truth to the Fountain of Youth by S. Jay Olshansky, Leonard Hayflick, and Bruce A. Carnes (~2600 words) Scientific American, June 2002
  • Simple Tools for Understanding Risks: From Innumeracy to Insight by Gerd Gigerenzer and Adrian Edwards (~2500 words) British Medical Journal, September 27, 2003
  • The Theory Heard 'Round the World by Deborah Smith (~1400 words) Monitor on Psychology, October 2002
  • The Lost Boys by Sara Corbett (~1500 words) The New York Times Upfront, September 3, 2001

Chapter 2

  • Head to Head: Is the Obesity Epidemic Exaggerated? British Medical Journal, February 2, 2008 Yes by Patrick Basham and John Luik (~800 words) | No R.W. Jeffery and N.E. Sherwood (~800 words)
  • Lost in Translation: Why Real Fruits and Vegetables Beat Juices, Powders, and Purees by David Schardt (~ 1800 words) Nutrition Action Healthletter, December 2007
  • Six Rules for Eating Wisely by Michael Pollan (~900 words) Time, June 11, 2006
  • When Buying Organic Makes Sense – and When It Doesnt by Betsy McKay (~2,000 words) Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2007
  • You Are Also What You Drink by Jane Brody (~1,100 words) The New York Times, March 27, 2007

Chapter 3

  • Chapter 1 (pp 19-28) from The Courage to Start by John “The Penguin” Bingham (~ 3,000 words) New York, NY: Fireside, 1999
  • On Fitness: Going Back to a Sport You Love by Katherine Hobson (~900 words) US News and World Report, November 16, 2007
  • Choosing the Right Personal Trainer for You by Jan Schroeder (~1,200 words) ACSM Fit Society Page, Winter 2006-07
  • The Play of the Year by Rick Reilly (~800 words) Sports Illustrated, November 18, 2002
  • Should Athletes Stretch before Exercise? by Karl B. Fields, Craig M. Burnworth and Martha Delaney (~3600 words) Sports Science Exchange #104, 6/14/2007 Gatorade Sports Science Institute
  • Let the Doping Begin by Norman Post (~750 words) SEED, Volume 2, Issue 3, February/March 2006
Chapter 4
  • A Host of Trouble by Emma Schwartz (1100 words) U.S. News and World Report, October, 2007
  • America's Most Dangerous Drug by David J. Jefferson (2000 words) Newsweek, August, 2005
  • Drug Use Among Racial/Ethnic Minorities (2500 words) National Institute on Drug Abuse, September, 2003
  • How We Get Addicted by Michael D. Lemonick with Alice Park, (2500 words) Time Magazine, July, 2007
  • Patterns of Club Drug Use in the U.S., 2004 (2000 words) Jane Carlisle Maxwell, The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network
  • Possession of Cannabis for Personal Use (1500 words) European Legal Data Base on Drugs, March 22, 2008
  • Substance Use and Risky Sexual Behavior: Attitudes and Practices Among Adolescents and Young Adults (2800 words) The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, Survey Snapshot, February, 2002
  • Over the Limit by Nancy Shute (1500 words) U.S. News and World Report, April, 2007
Chapter 5
  • Abstinence Only vs. Comprehensive Sex Education: What are the arguments? What is the evidence? (3000 words) Chris Collins, Priya Alagiri, Todd Summers (Progressive Health Partners) and Stephen F. Moran , AIDS Policy Research Center and Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
  • Doubts About Condoms: Science Questioning Their Efficacy in Halting HIV/AIDS Zenit (900 words)
  • "Hooking Up" and Hanging Out: Casual Sexual Behavior Among Adolescents and Young Adults Today (700 words) by Christy Daniel and Kate Fogarty University of Florida IFAS Extension
  • Pornography and Sexual Violence (1600 words) Robert Jensen (with contributions by Debbie Okrina) National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
  • The Effectiveness of Condoms in Preventing HIV Transmission (600 words) American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR Aids research
  • The Heart of the Matter: Public Funding of Abortion for Poor Women in the United States Heather D. Boonstra (1200 words) Guttmacher Policy Review, Winter, 2007
Chapter 6
  • A Primer on Happiness and Life Satisfaction (Subjective Well Being)by Ed Diener (~3,000 words) Excerpted from Professor Dieners webpage.
  • Poll Shows Stress Pains Many in College by Alan Fram and Trevor Tompson, Associated Press Writers (~1,200 words) USA TODAY March 18, 2008
  • “Strong Medicine” Speaks by Amy Hill Hearth (~1,050 words) March 01, 2008
  • The Road to Resilience (~1,400 words) APA Help Center, American Psychological Association 2004
  • Unraveling Beliefs by Mahzarin Banaji (~1,150 words) Edge 2007
  • Forging a New, Bipartisan Environmental Movement by Newt Gingrich and Terry L. Maple (~1,950 words) Issues in Science and Technology Winter 2008
Chapter 7
  • Men and Depression: Facing Darkness Julie Scelfo (1500 words) Newsweek, February, 2007
  • Who Was Responsible for Elizabeth Shin? Deborah Sontag (2000 words) The New York Times on the Web
  • Battling Anorexia: The Story of Karen Carpenter Adena Young (1200 words) Mind and Body
  • Leadership Personality: Do You Have the Big Five Traits? Maynard Brusman (1000 words) Working Resources, Volume IV., No. 8
  • A Nation of Wimps Hara Estroff Marano (1100 words) Psychology Today June, 2005
  • Bungle in the Jungle (~4000 words)by Joshua Hammer, Men's Vogue, December, 2007.
Chapter 8
  • Hands-Only CPR Simplifies Saving Lives for Bystanders (~700 words) News Release, American Heart Association April 1, 2008
  • Lowering LDL Cholesterol without Drugs by Adam Voiland (~750 words) U.S. News and World Report posted February 6, 2008
  • Physical Activity and Coronary Heart Disease by G. David Batty and I-Min Lee (850 words) British Medical Journal 328:1089-1090, May 8, 2004
  • Dr. Ancel Keys, 100, Promoter of Mediterranean Diet, Dies by Jane Brody (~850 words) The New York Times November 23, 2004
  • Doctors without Orders: The Mystery of Patients Who Fail to Follow Prescriptions by Jessica Wapner (~1,050 words)Slate posted March 21, 2008
Chapter 9
  • The Deadliest Cancer (2500 words) by Geoffrey Cowley and Claudia Kalb Newsweek, August, 2005
  • The Sunscreen Myth: How sunscreen products actually promote cancer (1000 words) Mike Adams, Natural Printable article, June, 2007
  • Cancer and Me (2000 words)by Bernadine Healy, U.S. News and World Report, April, 2007
  • Mapping the Cancer Genome (3200 words) by Francis S. Collins, Anna D. Barker Scientific American, March, 2007
  • Cancer Drugs: Weighing the Risks and Benefits (2500 words) Linda Bren, FDA Consumer, January-February, 2007
  • Cancer Quackery Examined (3500 words) by Ray Lowenthal, The Skeptic, Autumn, 2001
Chapter 10
  • All About Pre-Diabetes. American Diabetes Association March 2004 (~950 words)
  • Creating a Family Culture of Healthy Eating, One Step at a Time by Laura Plunket (~1,650 words) Diabetes Health June 2007
  • Type 2 Diabetes: Thirty Years of Progress. National Institutes of Health 2005 (~1,200 words)
  • How and Where Fat Is Stored Predicts Disease Risk Better Than Weight. UT (University of Texas) Southwestern Medical Center April 16, 2008 (~900 words
  • The Battle of the Bulge The Economist February 15, 2008 (~1,250 words)
Chapter 11
  • How the FDA Works to Keep Produce Safe (2200 words) Michelle Meadows, FDA Consumer, March-April 2007, pp. 13-19.
  • Avian Flu: Is the Government Ready for an Epidemic? (1500 words) ABC News Internet Ventures. Rhonda Schwartz, Michael Bicks, Samantha Chapman, Maddy Sauer Simon Surowicz, Jill Rackmill, Steve Baker, Monica DelaRosa and Jeffifer Needleman. (September 15, 2005) ABC News Internet Ventures, 2008.
  • Genital Herpes: A Hidden Epidemic (~words) Linda Bren FDA Consumer Magazine, March-April, 2002.
  • The Rise of Antibiotic-Resistant Infections (2700 words) Ricki Lewis, FDA Consumer Magazine, September, 1995
  • Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response (1500 words) Julie Louise Gerberding, James M. Hughes, Jeffrey P. Koplan JAMA, February, 2000
  • Risk of Meningococcal Infection in College Students (2500 words) Lee H. Harrison, Diane M. Dwyer, Charles T. Maples, Lillian Billman JAMA, May, 1999
Chapter 12
  • Yes, Prevention is Cheaper Than Treatment by Dean Ornish (~1,450 words) Newsweek April 24, 2008
  • In Search of New Ideas for Global Health by Tadataka Yamada (~1,050 words) New England Journal of Medicine March 27, 2008
  • Its Never Just One Thing” that Leads to Serious Error by Susan Brink (2,000 words) Los Angeles Times January 28, 2008
  • Training Daze by Darshak Sanghavi (1,250 words) Slate posted March 12, 2008
  • Disentangling Integrative Medicine by Edzard Ernst (~1,100 words) Mayo Clinic Proceedings 79: 565-566, April 2004
  • Improving Health Care Quality: Current Concepts by Michael J. Pentecost (~1,750 words) The Permanente Journal 11: 75-77, Winter 2007
Chapter 13
  • Campus Health's Hidden Costs by Kim Clark (~800 words) US News and World Report Feb 11, 2008
  • Five Rules by Atul Gawande (~1,800 words) Harvard Medical School Commencement address June 9, 2005
  • Q and A: The Big Hurt. An Interview with Jerome Groopman, M.D. (~1,700 words) The New Yorker October 10, 2005
  • AP Probe Finds Drugs in Drinking Water by Jeff Donn, Martha Mendoza and Justin Pritchard (~2,600 words) USA Today March 10, 2008
  • Blocked by Lisa I. Iezzoni (~2,750 words) Health Affairs 27:203-209, January/February 2008
  • Does Your Brain Have a Mind of Its Own? by Gary Marcus (1,350 words) Los Angeles Times May 4, 2008

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General Health & Fitness
Sparling, Phillip B.
Sparling, Phillip
Redican, Kerry
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