The most reliable and widely used personal health text, Connect Core Concepts in Health utilizes the theme of personal responsibility to teach and motivate students about health and wellness. The twelfth edition provides current, accurate, scientifically based information about a wealth of health and wellness topics and issues.
Connect Personal Health is now seamlessly and deeply integrated with Blackboard and Blackboard related course management systems. Connect is an interactive online learning system that provides interactive multimedia-driven activities and assessments, such as interactive quizzes, video activities, health assessments, Internet research activities, online behavior change workbook, a fitness and nutrition log, and a multimedia ebook. Most activities and assessments are auto graded, entered into the grade book, and automatically uploaded to blackboard. This saves you time, holds your students accountable, and allows for seamless Course Management integration. Only one sign-on is needed for access to Blackboard and Connect, the grade book is integrated, and much much more.
To address today's students? need for more portable, more relevant classroom tools, we are providing the book in a three-hole punched, loose-leaf version.
CORE CONCEPTS IN HEALTH, 12TH EDITION
Chapter 1: Taking Charge of Your Health
Chapter 2: Stress: The Constant Challenge
Chapter 3: Psychological Health
Chapter 4: Intimate Relationships and Communication
Chapter 5: Sex and Your Body
Chapter 6: Contraception
Chapter 7: Abortion
Chapter 8: Pregnancy and Childbirth
Chapter 9: The Use and Abuse of Psychoactive Drugs
Chapter 10: The Responsible Use of Alcohol
Chapter 11: Toward a Tobacco-Free Society
Chapter 12: Nutrition Basics
Chapter 13: Exercise for Health and Fitness
Chapter 14: Weight Management
Chapter 15: Cardiovascular Health
Chapter 16: Cancer
Chapter 17: Immunity and Infection
Chapter 18: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Chapter 19: Environmental Health
Chapter 20: Conventional and Complementary Medicine
Chapter 21: Personal Safety
Chapter 22: Aging: A Vital Process
Chapter 23: Dying and Death
Appendix A: Nutrition Resources
Appendix B: A Self-Care Guide for Common Medical Problems
New to this Edition
Connect Personal Health gives students access to a wealth of interactive online content, including fitness labs and self-assessments, video activities, a fitness and nutrition journal, a behavior change workbook, and practice quizzes with immediate feedback. Additionally, the media-rich eBook available with Connect Plus contains embedded video clips, full-color images, links to discipline specific sites, key terms and definitions, and behavior change tools. Connect also enables instructors to hold students accountable for reading the book. Auto graded activities and online health portfolios save instructors grading homework. Students come to class prepared.
Connect now includes LearnSmart, an unparalleled adaptive testing program that diagnoses students? knowledge of a subject then creates an individualized learning path to help them master the concepts with which they struggle the most. Students who complete the LearnSmart assignments are more likely to come to class prepared and motivated.
"In the News" Features that show how to think about data on health issues found in the media.
Wellness Worksheets, Connect Plus, "Connect to your Choices" Feature, Learn Smart
Connect Plus and LearnSmart
"Gender Matters" boxes examine issues of particular importance to women and men and address key gender differences. ?Dimensions of Diversity? boxes discuss health issues for diverse groups and population segments, including different ethnic groups, age groups, and income groups.
Key topics have been added, updated, or expanded throughout, and statistics have been updated to reflect the most current information available.
"In the News" boxes have been updated to include such topics as health care reform, the Gulf Oil spill of 2010, sex addiction, caffeinated alcoholic beverages, prescription drug abuse among teenagers, new salt intake guidelines, HPV and cancer, trans fats, same-sex marriage, CAM therapies, and many more.
In addition, ?In Focus? boxes highlight current wellness topics such as cell phones, texting, and distracted driving, hooking up, college binge drinking, core training, renewable energy, and repetitive strain injuries.
Beginning with the first chapter, Taking Charge of Your Health, and continuing throughout the text via such features as "Ask Yourself,? "Connect to Your Choices,? and "Take Charge,? Connect Core Concepts in Health encourages students to relate material to their own lives, to examine their health-related behaviors, and to take responsibility for those behaviors and change them when necessary.
The "Tips for Today and the Future" boxed features provide brief distillations of the major message of each chapter, followed by lists of simple things that students can try right away in order to improve their wellness.
To purchase an eBook version of this title, visit www.CourseSmart.com (ISBN 0077394542). With the CourseSmart eTextbook version of this title, students can save money, reduce their impact on the environment, and access powerful web tools for learning. Faculty can also review and compare the full text online without having wait for a print desk copy.
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