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Consumer Health : A Guide To Intelligent Decisions

Consumer Health : A Guide To Intelligent Decisions - 8th edition

Consumer Health : A Guide To Intelligent Decisions - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780072972238

ISBN10: 0072972238

Consumer Health : A Guide To Intelligent Decisions by Stephen Barrett, William London, Robert Baratz and Manfred Kroger - ISBN 9780072972238
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2007
International: No
Consumer Health : A Guide To Intelligent Decisions by Stephen Barrett, William London, Robert Baratz and Manfred Kroger - ISBN 9780072972238

ISBN13: 9780072972238

ISBN10: 0072972238

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 8TH 07

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Summary

New Features

  • Expanded Coverage of Sexual and Reproductive Health: The former "Especially for Women" chapter has been expanded into "Sexual and Reproductive Health," which now covers male and female concerns.
  • Internet Integration: A companion website (www.chsourcebook.com) provides students and instructors with links to PubMed abstracts and full texts of many of the references that are found in the textbook. The site also includes chapter updates and other enrichment materials, as well as a free weekly email newsletter.
  • Updated Nutrition Coverage: Chapter 11 offers a thorough discussion of food labels and the latest U.S. Dietary Guidelines, including the new MyPyramid.
  • Student Focus: A streamlined Chapter 9, "Self-Care," is now more relevant for traditional students.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I Dynamics of the Health Marketplace

1 Consumer Health Issues
2 Separating Fact from Fiction
3 Frauds and Quackery
4 Advertising and Other Promotional Activities

Part II Health-Care Approaches

5 Science-Based Health Care
6 Mental and Behavioral Help
7 Dental Care
8 The "CAM" Movement
9 Self-Care
10 Health-Care Facilities

Part III Nutrition and Fitness

11 Basic Nutrition Concepts
12 Nutrition Fads, Fallacies, and Scams
13 Weight Control
14 Fitness Concepts, Products, and Services

Part IV Major Health Problems

15 Cardiovascular Diseases
16 Cancer
17 HIV / AIDS

Part V Other Products and Services

18 Drug Products
19 Skin Care and Image Enhancement
20 Sexual and Reproductive Health
21 Health Devices
22 Coping with Death

Part VI Protection of the Consumer

23 Health Insurance
24 Health-Care Economics
25 Consumer Laws, Agencies, and Strategies

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