A Student Guide to Health Understanding the Facts Trends and Challenges 5 volumes

Author: Yvette Malamud Ozer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313393060
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This comprehensive, five-volume reference set is aligned with the National Health Education Standards, containing up-to-date, scientifically based information on a variety of health and wellness topics relevant to high school students. • Five expansive volumes covering such diverse topics as media, family, and peer influences on body image, sexual behavior, diseases and disorders, mental health and wellness, and relationships • Contributions from psychologists, educators, and teen contributors • "What People are Saying" sidebars disbursed throughout that provide opinions by young adults, as well as "Case Reports" and "Facts and Myths" • Dozens of illustrations including those of human reproductive anatomy • A glossary defining hundreds of terms relevant to health and wellness, such as pandemic, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and neurotransmitter

I Have an STD Now What

Author: Philip Wolny
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1477779817
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Many young adults are caught completely by surprise when they find out they have been infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD). One reason is that they might know little about STDs. This informational text separates rumors, myths, and misconceptions from the medical facts. Teens find out what STDs are, how they are treated, and how their lives can be affected by contracting one. They learn how to cope with the emotional reactions to the condition and its social stigma, and how to make sure that they control their lives and are not controlled by their STDs.

Communicating Risks and Benefits

Author: Baruch Fischhoff
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160901799
Format: PDF
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Effective risk communication is essential to the well-being of any organization and those people who depend on it. Ineffective communication can cost lives, money and reputations. Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User’s Guide provides the scientific foundations for effective communications. The book authoritatively summarizes the relevant research, draws out its implications for communication design, and provides practical ways to evaluate and improve communications for any decision involving risks and benefits. Topics include the communication of quantitative information and warnings, the roles of emotion and the news media, the effects of age and literacy, and tests of how well communications meet the organization’s goals. The guide will help users in any organization, with any budget, to make the science of their communications as sound as the science that they are communicating.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

Understanding the Working College Student

Author: Laura W. Perna
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 9781579225544
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How appropriate for today and for the future are the policies and practices of higher education that largely assume a norm of traditional-age students with minimal on-campus, or no, work commitments? Despite the fact that work is a fundamental part of life for nearly half of all undergraduate students – with a substantial number of “traditional” dependent undergraduates in employment, and working independent undergraduates averaging 34.5 hours per week – little attention has been given to how working influences the integration and engagement experiences of students who work, especially those who work full-time, or how the benefits and costs of working differ between traditional age-students and adult students. The high, and increasing, prevalence and intensity of working among both dependent and independent students raises a number of important questions for public policymakers, college administrators, faculty, academic advisors, student services and financial aid staff, and institutional and educational researchers, including: Why do so many college students work so many hours? What are the characteristics of undergraduates who work? What are the implications of working for students’ educational experiences and outcomes? And, how can public and institutional policymakers promote the educational success of undergraduate students who work? This book offers the most complete and comprehensive conceptualization of the “working college student” available. It provides a multi-faceted picture of the characteristics, experiences, and challenges of working college students and a more complete understanding of the heterogeneity underlying the label “undergraduates who work” and the implications of working for undergraduate students’ educational experiences and outcomes. The volume stresses the importance of recognizing the value and contribution of adult learners to higher education, and takes issue with the appropriateness of the term “non-traditional” itself, both because of the prevalence of this group, and because it allows higher education institutions to avoid considering changes that will meet the needs of this population, including changes in course offerings, course scheduling, financial aid, and pedagogy.

Who Will Keep the Public Healthy

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309185608
Format: PDF, ePub
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Bioterrorism, drug--resistant disease, transmission of disease by global travel . . . there’s no shortage of challenges facing America’s public health officials. Men and women preparing to enter the field require state-of-the-art training to meet these increasing threats to the public health. But are the programs they rely on provide the high caliber professional training they require? Who Will Keep the Public Healthy? provides an overview of the past, present, and future of public health education, assessing its readiness to provide the training and education needed to prepare men and women to face 21st century challenges. Advocating an ecological approach to public health, the Institute of Medicine examines the role of public health schools and degree--granting programs, medical schools, nursing schools, and government agencies, as well as other institutions that foster public health education and leadership. Specific recommendations address the content of public health education, qualifications for faculty, availability of supervised practice, opportunities for cross--disciplinary research and education, cooperation with government agencies, and government funding for education. Eight areas of critical importance to public health education in the 21st century are examined in depth: informatics, genomics, communication, cultural competence, community-based participatory research, global health, policy and law, and public health ethics. The book also includes a discussion of the policy implications of its ecological framework.

The World Health Report 2008

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241563737
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides information on medical care and health care policy from around the world.