Synopses & Reviews
AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, Brief Third Edition introduces students to research, information, and recommendations related to health and healthy lifestyles. Praised for it's clear and engaging writing style, Dianne Hales' text addresses the issues related to health and wellness that can affect college students now and in their future. Reviewed by over 40 instructors, this informative text focuses on change and prevention and supplies students with the lessons they'll need to make responsible, healthy decisions in their daily lives. In addition, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, Brief now comes with a wide range of teaching and learning resources! Besides the exclusive offerings of the CNN« Video Today series and InfoTrac College Edition, or the extensive PowerPoint and Online teaching support, each copy of the text comes packaged with the exciting and interactive PROFILE PLUS CD-ROM. This CD-ROM includes self-paced, guided activities appropriate for all health students. Whether supporting active learning or active teaching, this text has it all!
"The information is current and up-to-date, topics are very relevant, and its readability level is conducive to the college student. It has met my expectations and more importantly, the expectations of my students."
About the Author
Dianne Hales is one of the most widely published and honored health writers in the country. Her bestselling textbooks include AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH BRIEF, and AN INVITATION TO WELLNESS. Her trade books include the award-winning compendium of mental health information: CARING FOR THE MIND: THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH, THINK THIN, BE THIN (with Doris Helmering), JUST LIKE A WOMAN: HOW GENDER SCIENCE IS REDEFINING WHAT MAKES US FEMALE, THE MIND-MOOD PILL BOOK, INTENSIVE CARING: NEW HOPE FOR HIGH RISK PREGNANCY (with Dr. Timothy Johnson), HOW TO SLEEP LIKE A BABY, THE U.S. ARMY TOTAL FITNESS PROGRAM, NEW HOPE FOR PROBLEM PREGNANCIES, and THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SLEEP. A contributing editor for PARADE, Hales has written more than 2,000 articles for national publications. She has received numerous writing awards, including prizes from the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, the National Women's Political Caucus, California Psychiatric Society, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), Council for the Advancement of Scientific Education, and the New York City Public Library.
Table of Contents
1. An Invitation to Health for the Twenty-First Century. 2. Personal Stress Management. 3. Psychological Health. 4. The Joy of Fitness. 5. Personal Nutrition. 6. Eating Patterns and Problems. 7. Communication and Sexuality. 8. Reproductive Choices. 9. Protecting Yourself from Infectious Diseases. 10. Lowering Your Risk of Major Diseases. 11. Drug Use, Misuse, and Abuse. 12. Alcohol and Tobacco Use, Misuse, and Abuse. 13. Consumerism, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the Health-Care System. 14. Staying Safe: Preventing Injury, Violence, and Victimization. 15. A Lifetime of Health. 16. Working Toward a Healthy Environment. Hales Almanac. Health Information on the Internet. Emergency!. A Consumers Guide to Medical Tests. Counting Your Calories and Fat. Your Health Directory.