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Health & Wellness, 11th Edition

  • Gordon Edlin
  • Eric Golanty
  • ISBN-10: 1449687105
  • ISBN-13: 9781449687106
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

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.


  • Discusses emerging environmental health problems such as chemicals that mimic human hormones.

  • Provides discussion of the disparities in ethnic and racial medical.

About the Author

Gordon Edlin

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.

Eric Golanty

Eric Golanty has a bachelor's and a master's degree in biochemistry for the University of California - Berkeley and a PhD in human development and family studies from the University of California - Davis. He currently teaches personal health and human sexuality at Las Positas College in Livermore, California, where he also develops distance learning programs and trains faculty in educational uses of the Internet. Before joining the staff at Las Positas College, he taught human sexuality at University of California - Davis for 10 years and supervised peer health counseling and educator training in the health education program in the student health center.

Table of Contents

Part One 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 Two 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 Three 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 Four 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 Five Explaining Drug Use and Abuse
Chapter 16: Using Drugs Responsibly
Chapter 17: Eliminating Tobacco Use
Chapter 18: Using Alcohol Responsibly

Part Six Making Healthy Choices
Chapter 19: Making Decisions About Health Care
Chapter 20: Exploring Alternative Medicines
Chapter 21: Accidents and Injuries

Part Seven 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

New to this edition

  • Includes new information on MyPlate and updated data on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Updated with the latest coverage of alternative medicines and prescription drug recalls.
  • Includes updated statistics and graphs from the National Safety Council.