Core Concepts in Health

9780767414609: Core Concepts in Health

The most reliable and widely used personal health text, Core Concepts in Health utilizes the theme of personal responsibility to teach and motivate students about health and wellness. The ninth edition incorporates the most current and accurate information on key issues in health.

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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.


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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