Health starts here!
With an emphasis on media, the new Health: The Basics, Tenth Edition features robust relatable content, bringing health topics to life and keeping students hooked on learning and living well.
Now enhanced with an even more comprehensive package of easy-to-use media and supplements, this edition makes teaching and learning personal health extra dynamic. The Tenth Edition includes new ABC News videos, more online worksheets, new course management and eText options, Tweet Your Health, new student “behavior change video log (vlog)” videos, countless new teacher supplements, and more. These resources bring personal health to life in any form—in the classroom, online, or on the iPad. These tools all motivate students to be more interested in the book content and invest in their health.
1. Accessing Your Health
2. Promoting and Preserving Your Psychological Health
Focus on: Cultivating Your Spiritual Health
3. Managing Stress and Coping with Life’s Challenges
Focus on: Improving Your Sleep
4. Preventing Violence and Injury
5. Building Healthy Relationships and Understanding Sexuality
6. Considering Your Reproductive Choices
7. Recognizing and Avoiding Addiction and Drug Use
8. Drinking Alcohol Responsibly and Ending Tobacco Use
9. Eating for a Healthier You
10. Reaching and Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Focus On: Enhancing Your Body Image
11. Improving Your Personal Fitness
12. Reducing Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer
Focus on: Minimizing Your Risk for Diabetes
13. Protecting against Infectious and Noninfectious Diseases
14. Preparing for Aging, Death, and Dying
15. Promoting Environmental Health
16. Making Smart Health Care Choices
17. Understanding Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Updates to the media program include:
- ABC News videos are called out within each chapter where the applicable content appears, with links to the Companion Website. For the first time for this book, the ABC News videos will be available in a password-protected section of the Companion Website, so anyone who buys a new copy of the book will have access to them.
- MyHealthLab® has been redesigned and more assignable gradable content is available for every chapter. Instructors can now assign as many as six assignments per chapter—all with just a click of a button. Assigning and grading homework has never been easier! This also includes a pre-deployed discussion thread content.
- New Student “Video Blogs (vlogs)” show real students’ attempts at behavior change throughout a semester, showing their triumphs and failures, and allowing for assignments and learning experiences. Vlog videos will be available on the Companion Website.
- Online worksheets have been improved with clearer organization on the Companion Website and easier to use interactive PDFs that can be saved, printed or emailed to an instructor.
- The new Teaching with Web 2.0 booklet is available in the Instructor Resources section in the Teaching Tool Box.
- The Course-at-a-Glance component of the Teaching Tool Box will be redesigned to focus on Instructor Supplements. One side focuses entirely on media and the other side focuses on supplemental tools.
- The Test Bank has undergone rigorous accuracy checking to ensure the highest accuracy possible for print, computerized, and online testing and quizzing.
- New Teaching with Student Learning Outcomes publication contains essays from 11 instructors who are teaching using student learning outcomes. They share their goals in using outcomes, the processes that they follow to develop and refine the outcomes, and many useful suggestions and examples for successfully incorporating outcomes into a personal health course.
Updates to the text include:
- New Points of View boxes present a controversial health issue and explain opposing viewpoints on the issue. Where Do You Stand? critical thinking questions encourage students to critically evaluate the information and consider their own stance.
- New Why Should I Care? features address the relevance of health issues to students’ lives by presenting information on the effects poor health habits have on students in the here and now.
- New What’s Working for You? features emphasize the accessibility of healthy behaviors by calling students’ attention to the little things they are already doing to change their behaviors and improve their health.
- Chapter 1 has been reorganized to walk students through the stages of behavior change.
- More parity has been added to the Gender & Health boxes by including information on men’s health issues.
- More of a focus on racial/ethnic diversity has been achieved by increasing the number of Health in a Diverse World boxes in the book.
- The Spirituality Focus On now appears after the psychological health chapter.
Rebecca Donatelle is an Associate Professor in Public Health and is the Coordinator of the Public Health Promotion and Education Programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. She has a Ph.D. in Community Health/Health Education, a Master of Science degree in Health Education, and a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in both Health/Physical Education and English. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist in behaviors and behavior change. She has received the Leadership Award, outstanding teacher award in her college, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Presidential Award for Promising New Research in the Smoke-Free Families National Initiative.