Core Concepts in Health

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This text provides a concise introduction to health topics and issues, bringing scientifically based, accurate, up-to-date information to students about nutrition, weight control, contraception, exercise, intimate relationships, stress, AIDS, drugs and a multitude of other subjects. Written in an easy-to-read style and presented in a open format, this text invites students to take responsibility for their own health. To help instructors address their teaching challenges, the 7th edition is accompanied by an extensive teaching tool package.

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Paul Insel, PhD is Clinical Associate Professor of psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has been the principal investigator of numerous NIH studies involving health education, mental health, blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and nutrition. He has authored 14 books and more than 100 articles.

Walton T. Roth, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Chief of the Psychiatric Consultation Service at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He is author of over 150 research articles about how the body reacts to stress and psychological disorders. His clinical specialties are the treatment of anxiety disorders and psychiatric consultation in the general hospital.

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Core Concepts in Health: Brief, Seventh Edition provides a concise introduction to health topics and issues, bringing scientifically based, accurate, up-to-date information to students about nutrition, weight control, contraception, exercise, intimate relationships, stress, AIDS, drugs, and am multitude of other subjects. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read style and presented in a colorful, open format, the text invites the reader to take responsibility for his or her own health. Throughout the text there are "boxes" that include: Exploring Your Emotions, Vital Statistics, Tactics and Tips, Take Action, Behavior Change Strategies, and Dimensions in Diversity. -- Midwest Book Review

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