Access to Health, 13th Edition

By Rebecca J. Donatelle

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Jan 6, 2013


The Thirteenth Edition of Access to Health makes personal health engaging for students to learn and easier for instructors to teach by focusing on the most important real-world issues and topics, highlighting a focus on technology and money.

Long known for its currency, research, and strength in behavior change, Access to Health provides key information through a consistent framework for motivating you to make healthy life choices. As a teacher, mentor, and researcher, Rebecca J. Donatelle knows the issues that are important to today’s students. Through her friendly writing style she addresses your concerns and teaches them to be savvy and critical consumers of health information.


The Thirteenth Edition adds new features highlighting health topics centering around money and technology issues. Additionally, the book references one Video Tutor per chapter with QR codes. You simply scan the code with a reader on their phone and quickly and easily view a short video that makes a tricky concept easy to understand. As always, the book’s attractive design, imaginative art, unique mini-chapters, and robust media make learning personal health more accessible.Access to Health provides hands-on practical tools that help you effect healthy changes in your life.


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Table of Contents


1. Assessing Your Health

2. Promoting and Preserving Your Psychosocial Health

          Focus On: Cultivating Your Spiritual Health

3. Managing Stress and Coping with Life’s Challenges

          Focus On: Improving Your Sleep



4. Building Healthy Relationships and Communicating Effectively

5. Understanding Your Sexuality

6. Considering Your Reproductive Choices



7. Eating for a Healthier You

8. Reaching and Maintaining a Healthy Weight

          Focus On: Enhancing Your Body Image

9. Improving Your Physical Fitness



10. Recognizing and Avoiding Addiction

11. Drinking Alcohol Responsibly

12. Ending Tobacco Use

13. Avoiding Drug Misuse and Abuse



14. Protecting against Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections

        Focus On: Understanding Your Health Inheritance

15. Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

        Focus On: Minimizing Your Risk for Diabetes

16.  Reducing Your Cancer Risk

17.  Reducing Risks and Coping with Chronic Conditions



18. Choosing Conventional and Complementary Health Care

19. Preventing Violence and Abuse

        Focus On: Reducing Your Risk of Unintentional Injury

20. Preserving and Protecting Your Environment

21. Preparing for Aging, Death, and Dying

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