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Health and Wellness, Twelfth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Gordon Edlin, PhD, Professor of Genetics Emeritus, University of California, Davis, California
Eric Golanty, PhD, Las Positas College
  • ISBN-13: 9781284067293
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     800 pages      © 2016
Price: $168.95 US List
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Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Health & Wellness, Twelfth Edition explores the basic principles of physical, mental, and spiritual health, and provides students with the tools they need to make informed health decisions that promote lifelong wellness.  Written in a personal and engaging style, this text encourages readers to be responsible for their own health-related behaviors and outlines how to improve overall health through nutrition, fitness, stress management, and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle.

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Features & Benefits

  • NEW! - New Self-Evaluation Exercises have been added to the end of each chapter
  • NEW! - Chapter 8 includes new coverage on the right to marriage for gay couples, Gender Identity, and LGBT community.
  • NEW! - Chapter 12 includes new information on Ebola and worldwide efforts on controlling infectious diseases.
  • NEW! - Chapter 16 includes new coverage on changes in marijuana laws.
  • NEW! - Chapter 17 includes new coverage on e-cigarettes.
  • NEW! - Chapter 19 includes new coverage and a more detailed discussion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • NEW! - For Your Health sections are included at the end of each chapter, featuring self-evaluation exercises that ask readers to look at their own health and fitness lifestyle.
  • UPDATED - Chapter Summary and Highlights sections, at the end of each chapter, highlight key points and emphasize the essential health message in each chapter.
  • EXPANDED - Health in Review sections, at the end of each chapter, emphasizes and simplifies the essential health message discussed in the chapter
  • EXPANDED discussion of spirituality and health in Chapter 2.
  • EXPANDED coverage of the predicted health effects of climate change in Chapter 24.
  • BONUS! Relaxation exercises and stress management techniques, as well as guides for yoga and t’ai chi are included in the Appendices


Applicable Courses

The goal of this textbook is to provide students with the information they need to understand and implement the basic principles of physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. It is ideal for courses in:

  • Personal Health
  • Health Education
  • Personal Wellness
  • Health Studies
Part  I  Achieving Wellness
  Chapter  1  The Definition of Health
  Chapter  2  Mind-Body Communications Maintain Wellness
  Chapter  3  Managing Stress: Restoring Mind-Body Harmony
  Chapter  4  Mental Health
Part  II  Eating and Exercising Toward a Healthy Lifestyle
  Chapter  5  Choosing a Nutritious Diet
  Chapter  6  Managing a Healthy Weight
  Chapter  7  Movement and Physical Activity for Health
Part  III  Building Healthy Relationships
  Chapter  8  Healthy Sexuality and Intimate Relationships
  Chapter  9  Understanding Pregnancy and Parenthood
  Chapter  10  Choosing a Fertility Control Method
  Chapter  11  Protecting Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
Part  IV  Understanding and Preventing Disease
  Chapter  12  Reducing Infections and Building Immunity: Knowledge Encourages Prevention
  Chapter  13  Cancer: Understanding Risks and Means of Prevention
  Chapter  14  Cardiovascular Diseases: Understanding Risks and Measures of Prevention
  Chapter  15  Heredity and Disease
Part  V  Explaining Drug Use and Abuse
  Chapter  16  Using Drugs Responsibly
  Chapter  17  Eliminating Tobacco Use
  Chapter  18  Using Alcohol Responsibly
Part  VI  Making Healthy Choices
  Chapter  19  Making Decisions About Health Care
  Chapter  20  Exploring Alternative Medicines
  Chapter  21  Accidents and Injuries
Part  VII  Overcoming Objectives
  Chapter  22  Understanding Aging and Dying
  Chapter  23  Violence in Our Society
  Chapter  24  Working Toward a Healthy Environment

Gordon Edlin, PhD-Professor of Genetics Emeritus, University of California, Davis, California

Gordon Edlin, PhD, has a bachelor's degree in physics from MIT and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Oregon. He was a professor of genetics at the University of California, Davis, for 22 years, where his research focused on the molecular biology of microorganisms. His interest in health was dramatically increased after he was tear-gassed on the Berkeley campus in the late 1960s while protesting the Vietnam War. Although his approach to health and medicine is scientific, he also has considerable experience with alternative medicines.

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Eric Golanty, PhD-Las Positas College

Eric Golanty is professor emeritus of health and wellness at Las Positas College in Livermore, California. He has a bachelor's and a master's degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in human development and family studies from the University of California, Davis. He has taught personal health and human sexuality and supervised peer health counseling and health educator training at Las Positas College and UC Davis. He has taught personal health online since 2000 and has developed distance learning programs and trained faculty in educational uses of the Internet. He is co-author of the college texts Health and WellnessHuman Sexuality: The Basics, and Human Reproduction. He also is co-author of the pocket handbook First Aid for Sports Injuries and author of the self-help book, How to Prevent and Help Heal Running and Other Sports Injuries.

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ISBN-13: 9781284067293

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