Choosing Health Plus MasteringHealth with eText -- Access Card Package (2nd Edition)

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For the Personal Health Course
The Brief Text that Speaks the Language of Students Today

Choosing Health uses real-life applications, behavior change tools, and mobile technologies to speak to students better than any other brief personal health textbook. With its magazine-style design and inclusion of real student stories (both online and in the printed material), this text is the one that you can most relate to–and the one that will most inspire you to choose a healthy lifestyle.   

Now included with Choosing Health , MasteringHealth™ is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping you quickly master concepts. Your can benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep you on track and prepared for lecture.

Teaching and Learning Experience
This program presents a better teaching and learning experience–for you. It will help:
  • Personalize learning with MasteringHealth: MasteringHealth coaches you through the toughest health topics. Engaging tools help you visualize, practice, and understand crucial content, from the basics of health to the fundamentals of behavior change.
  • Become engaged with relatable student stories: Real student stories illustrate why you should care about your health.
  • Bring content alive with integrated media: Health Online links throughout the text, student videos, and mobile technologies encourage you to take a more active role in improving their health. 
  • Encourage behavior change: Unique, practical tools like the new Choosing to Change Worksheets help you make informed decisions about your lifestyle choices.
  • Make reading and learning about health accessible and visually appealing: A magazine-style design with more photos and visual appeal encourages you  to read, while the conversational writing style is student-friendly without sacrificing academic rigor.     
  • Updated content such as the additional electronic chapters on sleep and environmental health provide important relevant information on topics.




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April Lynch is an award-winning author and journalist who specializes in health, science, and genetics. During her tenure with the San Jose Mercury News, the leading newspaper of Silicon Valley, she served as the Science and Health editor, focusing the paper’s coverage on personal health and disease prevention. She has also worked as a writer and editor for the San Francisco Chronicle. April has written numerous articles on personal health, medical and scientific advances, consumer issues, and the ways that scientific breakthroughs are redefining our understanding of health. She has been a frequent contributor to leading university textbooks covering applied biology, nutrition, and environmental health and science. Together with a leading genetic counselor, April is the co-author of the Genome Book, a hands-on guide to using genetic information in personal health decisions. Her work has won numerous awards from organizations such as the Society of Professional Journalists, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, and the Associated Press. Her current interests include a focus on how people receive and interact with health information online. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and children.

 

Barry Elmore obtained a BS from Mount Olive College and an MA in Health Education at East Carolina University, where he was a merit scholar. Barry has extensive experience in the field of community health with particular focus on sexually transmitted diseases. He served as the Executive Director of the Pitt County AIDS Service Organization, the third largest AIDS Service Organization in North Carolina, before beginning his teach career and worked as a health educator in the non-profit sector for nearly 20 years. He is a member of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), and the North Carolina Association for Research in Education (NCARE), Barry has been recognized for outstanding teaching by his department, college, and university.

 

Tanya Morgan is an Associate Professor and Masters of Public Health Program Director for Health Care Management at West Chester University. She received her Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tanya has traveled around the world to teach and consult in locations as diverse as Oxford University, England; Guizhou University, China; and La Paz, Bolivia. In addition to her global interests, Tanya’s research focuses on underserved populations, women’s health issues, and health care access. In honor of her research efforts, Tanya was awarded the Southern Academy of Women in Physical Activity, Sport, and Health (SAWPASH) Young Scholars Award. She is actively involved in health advocacy and currently serves as chairperson for the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Health Advocacy Committee and is a member of the Health Promotion Advocates Grassroots Committee. Tanya’s interaction with her students in the classroom continually encourages her work. It is her desire that this textbook will help motivate the health behavior change that will increase the longevity of the millennial generation.

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