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Health & Wellness, Eleventh Edition

Author(s): Gordon Edlin, PhD, Professor of Genetics Emeritus, University of California, Davis, California
Eric Golanty, PhD, Las Positas College
  • ISBN-13: 9781449687106
  • Product With Access Code    776 pages      © 2014
Price: International Sales $170.95 US List
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Revised and updated throughout with the latest data and statistics, the Eleventh Edition of Health & Wellness engages students with specific tips and guidelines to help them evaluate and improve their health habits.  The text, along with the accompanying website, encourages students to learn the skills they need to enhance the quality and longevity of  their life. Health and Wellness covers the many perspectives of personal health, including physical, emotional, mental, social, environmental, and spiritual perspectives, with a central theme of self-responsibility for one’s behavior.

The For Your Health Study Guide and Self-Assessment Workbook is now available in the back of the book at no additional cost. Perforated pages allow lab activities to be submitted for evaluation and grading.

Features & Benefits

  • Includes new information on MyPlate and updated data on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Discusses emerging environmental health problems such as chemicals that mimic human hormones.
  • Updated with the latest coverage of alternative medicines and prescription drug recalls.
  • Includes updated statistics and graphs from the National Safety Council.
  • Provides discussion of the disparities in ethnic and racial medical.

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 1  Achieving Wellness
  Chapter 1  Achieving Personal 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 Nutritious 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  Choosing a Fertility Control Method
  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 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
Appendix A  Health Enhancement Methods
Appendix B  Calendar of Events and Health Organizations

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.

Additional Titles by this Author

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781449687106

Angel ready Test Bank
BlackBoard ready Test Bank
Desire to Learn ready Test Bank
Instructor Manual
Moodle ready Test Bank
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

Health & Wellness GameScapes

ISBN-13: 9781284029437

Health & Wellness GameScapes are “day-in-the-life” learning simulations that immerse students in photo-realistic settings with interactive video-characters and engaging storylines. In this GameScape, students must work to gather knowledge—all mapped to key course learning objectives—through exploration, research, and interviews. Creativity, quick thinking, and deductive reasoning play a key role in students’ ability to successfully analyze the situation, and a game-like point system will both measure performance and provide a sense of competition.

View a video demo HERE


Student Companion Website for Health & Wellness

ISBN-13: 9781449686901


Student Resources


Practice Quizzes

Interactive Glossary
Additional Health Related Content
Crossword Puzzles

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