An Invitation to Health, Brief Edition

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An Invitation to Health, Brief Edition

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Dianne Hales is one of the most widely published and honored health writers in the country. Her bestselling textbooks include AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, AN INVITATION TO WELLNESS, and AN INVITATION TO PERSONAL CHANGE. Her trade books include the award-winning compendium of mental health information CARING FOR THE MIND: THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH; THINK THIN, BE THIN (with Doris Helmering); JUST LIKE A WOMAN: HOW GENDER SCIENCE IS REDEFINING WHAT MAKES US FEMALE; THE MIND-MOOD PILL BOOK; INTENSIVE CARING: NEW HOPE FOR HIGH RISK PREGNANCY (with Dr. Timothy Johnson); HOW TO SLEEP LIKE A BABY; THE U.S. ARMY TOTAL FITNESS PROGRAM; NEW HOPE FOR PROBLEM PREGNANCIES; and THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SLEEP. The president of Italy named Hales a "cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta Italiana" (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity) in recognition of her best-selling book LA BELLA LINGUA as an "invaluable tool for promoting the Italian language." Her other writing awards include prizes from the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, the National Women's Political Caucus, California Psychiatric Society, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), Council for the Advancement of Scientific Education, and the New York City Public Library. Her latest general audience book is biography MONA LISA: A LIFE DISCOVERED.

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"Overall, I feel that Hales', AN INVITATION TO HEALTH is a good, informative textbook. The text is well organized and detailed. I like the fact that the information is presented with the idea that an individual should assume personal responsibility for their own health. Also, the author tries to include information in each chapter that relates specifically to college students. This is helpful in capturing students' attentions and helping them to see the relevance of the information."

"My overall opinion of AN INVITATION TO HEALTH is that it is a well thought out text that covers the areas necessary for an introductory health course. I like the overall emphasis on wellness and holistic health issues."

"The three new features - The X and Y files, FAQs and Consumer Health Watch - are excellent additions for enhancing an individual's health awareness.(...) The reader can easily find a particular "feature" of interest for each of the chapters. The power point slides and CNN video for each chapter are especially valuable support materials."

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