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Core Concepts in Health Update

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The most reliable and widely used personal health text, Core Concepts in Health utilizes the theme of personal responsibility to teach and motivate students about health and wellness. The Tenth Edition Update provides current, accurate, scientifically based information about a wealth of health and wellness topics and issues.

About the Author

Paul Insel, PhD is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has been the principal investigator of numerous NIH studies involving health education, mental health, blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and nutrition. He has authored 14 books and more than 100 articles.Walton T. Roth, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Chief of the Psychiatric Consultation Service at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He is author of over 150 research articles about how the body reacts to stress and psychological disorders. His clinical specialties are the treatment of anxiety disorders and psychiatric consultation in the general hospital.

Table of Contents

Part One: Establishing a Basis for Wellness

1: Taking Charge of Your Health

2: Stress: The Constant Challenge

3: Psychological Health

Part Two: Understanding Sexuality

4: Intimate Relationships and Communication

5: Sex and Your Body

6: Contraception

7: Abortion

8: Pregnancy and Childbirth

Part Three: Making Responsible Decisions: Substance Use and Abuse

9: The Use and Abuse of Psychoactive Drugs

10: The Responsible Use of Alcohol

11: Toward a Tobacco-free Society

Part Four: Getting Fit

12: Nutrition Basics

13: Exercise for Health and Fitness

14: Weight Management

Part Five: Protecting Yourself from Disease

15: Cardiovascular Health

16: Cancer

17: Immunity and Infection

18: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Part Six: Accepting Physical Limits

19: Aging: A Vital Process

20: Dying and Death

Part Seven: Living Well in the World

21: Conventional and Complementary Medicine: Skills for the Health Care Consumer

22: Personal Safety: Protecting Yourself from Unintentional Injuries and Violence

23: Environmental Health

Appendix A: Nutritional Content of Popular Items from Fast-Food Restaurants

Appendix B: A Self-Care Guide for Common Medical Problems

Product Details

McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
General Health & Fitness
Insel Paul
Insel, Paul M.
Roth, Walton T.
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Publication Date:
February 2007
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
10.88x8.55x.92 in. 3.50 lbs.

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