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Health & Wellness, Thirteenth 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: 9781284144130
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     792 pages      © 2019
Price: $143.95 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.

The Thirteenth Edition of Health & Wellness explores the many facets of personal health and self-responsibility, while focusing on the basic principles of physical, mental, and spiritual health.  It provides students with the tools they need to make informed  health decisions that promote lifelong wellness. Written in a personal and engaging style, the Thirteen Edition of this best-selling 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 and updated boxed feature topics include:   
    • What do Indoor Tanning Beds and Cigarettes Have in Common?
    • Plastic Micobeads and Mircofibers Pollute Oceans and Seas
    • Health Tips for Meeting Basic Human Needs
    • And Many More!
  • NEW & UPDATED:  Throughout the text you'll find new and updated illustrations, photos, and tables highlighting important information in the chapter
  • EXTENSIVELY REVISED - Chapter 8, Healthy Sexuality and Intimate Relationships, has been revised and updated to expand on the LGBTQ community
  • UPDATED - Chapter 19, Making Decisions About Health Care, has been updated to discuss the changing health care policies
  • REVISED - The Student Workbook, included at the back of the text, provides various new and updated health related  activities.  Writable PDFs to Workbook Activities can be found within Navigate 2, included with every new print copy of the text.
  • NEW & UPDATED - The Instructor Resources include 3000 new and updated assessment items, including: Practice Activities, Midterm, and Final.  Other Instructor Resources include more than 250 slides in PowerPoint format, an updated Instructor's Manual containing Discussion Questions and Model Answers, and updated Weblinks to relevant health-related sites.

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  2  Eating and Exercising Toward a Healthy Lifestyle
  Chapter  5  Choosing a Healthy Diet
  Chapter  6  Managing a Healthy Weight
  Chapter  7  Movement and Physical Activity for Health
Part  3  Building Healthy Relationships
  Chapter  8  Healthy Sexuality and Intimate Relationships
  Chapter  9  Understanding Pregnancy and Parenthood
  Chapter  10  Fertility Control
  Chapter  11  Protecting Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
Part  4  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  5  Explaining Drug Use and Abuse
  Chapter  16  Using Drugs and Medications Responsibly
  Chapter  17  Eliminating Tobacco Use
  Chapter  18  Using Alcohol Responsibly
Part  6  Making Healthy Choices
  Chapter  19  Making Decisions About Health Care
  Chapter  20  Exploring Alternative Medicines
  Chapter  21  Accidents and Injuries
Part  7  Overcoming Obstacles
  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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The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284144130

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ISBN-13: 9781284144147

Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Health & Wellness, Thirteenth Edition  is a digital-only Access Code that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytic reporting tools.

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