Health and Wellness, 1st Edition

  • Volume 3
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  • ISBN-10: 1410317714
  • ISBN-13: 9781410317711
  • DDC: 613
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1350 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released September 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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About

Overview

This series is designed for public library patrons and high school students who are developing the skills needed to transition successfully in the real world – whether in the context of college, the workplace, or their personal lives.

Volume 3: Health And Wellness – Principles of good nutrition, exercise, mental health, medical insurance, alternative medicine. Written in an engaging question and answer style, each volume covers 50 topics with overviews and scenarios to help public library patrons and students work through the real-life application of the principles covered. Each volume includes an extensive resource section listing organizations, support groups, websites, and more.

Features and Benefits

  • Easy-to-read, friendly text.
  • Engaging Q&A style.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • List of sources, both print and electronic, for further research.
  • List of organizations and associations pertinent to the volume's topic.
  • Fully indexed.

Alternate Formats

  • Paperback Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410317633 | ISBN-13: 9781410317636

Table of Contents

Overview: Nutrition, Exercise and Personal Care and Hygiene.
Section I: HEALTH AND DIET COMMON CONCERNS.
Healthy Eating.
Food, Weight, and Body Shape.
Food Allergies and Intolerances.
Section II: HEALTHY ROUTINES: PHYSICAL FITNESS AND EXERCISE.
Body and Mind Connection.
Choosing a Physical Activity.
Establishing and Maintaining a Fitness Routine.
Sleep.
Section III: PERSONAL CARE & HYGIENE.
Basic Hygiene Habits.
Basic Grooming Habits.
Clothing, Bedding, Towels and Personal Items.
Healthy Habits When Away from Home (i.e., traveling, at work, etc.).
Overview: Preventive Health Care; Medications; Alternative Medicine.
Section I: BEING PROACTIVE: ILLNESS PREVENTION, INJURY PREVENTION, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE.
Regular Check-ups and Doctor's Visits.
Chronic Conditions.
First Aid Basics.
Section II: MEDICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTS.
Types of Medications: Prescription vs. OTC.
How to Read Labels and Drug and Medication Information Sheets.
Vitamins, Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies.
Safe and Effective Use of Medications and Supplements.
Section III: COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE.
Homeopathy & Naturopathy (Western Natural Healing Practices).
Traditional Chinese and Indian Medicines.
Meditation, Biofeedback and Other Mind-Body Techniques.
Diet, Herbal Medicines and other Similar Therapies.
Chiropractic, Massage and Other Manipulative and Body-Based Therapies.
Magnetic, Reiki and Other Energy Therapies.
Overview: Health Care System
Section I: U.S. GOVERNMENT HEALTH PROGRAMS.
Affordable Care Act.
Medicare and State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).
Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program.
Veterans Health Administration, Military Health System, and TRICARE.
Indian Health Service.
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs (SPAPs).
Section II: PRIVATE HEALTH COVERAGE.
Consumer-Driven Health Care.
Managed Care.
Employer-Sponsored Health Plans.
Nonmedical Health Insurance.
Supplemental Health Coverage.
COBRA.
Overview: Personal Identity, Mental Health, and Behavior.
Section I: SELF-CONCEPT AND SELF-ESTEEM BEHAVIORS AND HABITS.
Self-Perception: What Do You Think about Yourself?
Self-Esteem: How Do You Feel about Yourself?
Factors That Influence Personal Identity.
Behaviors and Habits.
Mental Health and Mental Illness.
Mental Health's Impact on Physical and Social Health.
Common Mental and Psychological Illnesses and Disorders.
Mental Health Therapies and Treatment Options.
Managing Stress.
Resources for More Information.
List of Key Organizations.
Index.