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Health : The Basics

Health : The Basics - 7th edition

Health : The Basics - 7th edition

ISBN13: 9780805377958

ISBN10: 0805377956

Health : The Basics by Rebecca Donatelle - ISBN 9780805377958
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Co.
International: No
Health : The Basics by Rebecca Donatelle - ISBN 9780805377958

ISBN13: 9780805377958

ISBN10: 0805377956

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 07

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The Seventh Edition of Donatelle's text provides students with the tools they need to make healthy, lifelong behavior changes and become savvy consumers of health information. This current and user-friendly text holds students' interest by covering health topics of primary concern to them. The book is complemented by a comprehensive supplements package designed to help instructors teach the course with ease and to streamline pre-class preparation.


  • Content updates expand Donatelle's coverage to include the latest in health trends and news. Updates include: expanded information on stress coping techniques for college students, how to enhance your spiritual side to improve psychosocial health the newest research on birth control method such as Lea's shield, emergency contraception, methamphetamine, the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the MyPyramid Plan, antioxidants such as Vitamin E, and their effectiveness, emerging diseases such as West Nile Virus and SARS, prescription drug safety, health problems and disease risk related to obesity, and more.
  • Proven pedagogical features carry over from previous editions, including the following:
    • Chapter objectives
    • In-text "What Do You Think?" critical thinking questions encourage students to reflect on material they have read.
    • Assess Yourself boxes help students evaluate their health behaviors and consider possible changes.
    • Skills for Behavior Change boxes provide strategies for making those changes.
    • Health in a Diverse World boxes expand discussion of health topics to diverse groups within the U.S. and around the world.
    • New Horizons in Health boxes highlight new discoveries and research.
    • Reality Check boxes focus on potential health risks and safety issues.
    • Women's Health/Men's Health boxes help students understand aspects of health unique to men and women.
    • Consumer Health boxes focus on ways in which students can become better consumers by applying critical thinking skills to health topics and products.
    • End-of-chapter Taking Charge sections include chapter summary, multiple choice review questions, discussion and reflection questions, and Internet and further reading suggestions.
    • A running glossary defines words on the page where students first encounter them.
  • Expanded coverage of "hot topics" reflects the interests of today's students ranging from online dating to probiotics and other medicinal foods.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Promoting Healthy Behavior Change

2. Psychosocial Health: Being Mentally, Emotionally, Socially, and Spiritually Well

3. Managing Stress: Coping with Life's Challenges

4. Violence and Abuse: Creating Healthy Environments

5. Healthy Relationships and Sexuality: Making Commitments

6. Birth Control, Pregnancy, and Childbirth: Managing Your Fertility

7. Licit and Illicit Drugs: Use, Misuse, and Abuse

8. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Caffeine: Daily Pleasure, Daily Challenges

9. Nutrition: Eating for Optimum Health

10. Managing Your Weight: Finding a Healthy Balance

11. Personal Fitness: Improving Health through Exercise

12. Cardiovascular Disease: Reducing Your Risk

13. Cancer: Reducing Your Risk

14. Infectious and Noninfectious Conditions: Risks and Responsibilities

15. Life's Transitions: The Aging Process

16. Environmental Health: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

17. Consumerism: Selecting Health Care Products and Services

18. Complementary and Alternative Medicine: New Choices and Responsibilities for Healthwise Consumers

Appendix: Injury Prevention and Emergency Care