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.
Young adults face many of the same health and safety issues as the general populace—risks due to cigarette, alcohol, and other drug use; depression; obesity; violence and abusive relationships—as well as some that are more specific to the younger population, such as distracted-driving-related auto accidents, eating disorders, sleep problems due to energy drink consumption, and teen pregnancy. This work effectively promotes a healthy lifestyle by providing the data necessary for young adults to make sound decisions.
A Student Guide to Health: Understanding the Facts, Trends, and Challenges provides straightforward, factual, and accessible information about a multitude of health issues. It is an essential reference set that provides high school students, teachers, and administrators with a comprehensive health and wellness education resource that aligns with National Health Education Standards and common health curriculum. This expansive five-volume set is ideal for students' research projects; highly useful as a resource for community college and public library patrons, librarians, teens, and parents; and is a suitable supplement to any health education curriculum.
Each chapter includes up-to-date, evidence-based information that provokes further examination and encourages critical thinking to evaluate the validity of information encountered about health and wellness topics. Each chapter provides an abundance of references and lists of resources for further information, including books, articles, websites, organizations, and hotlines. Special attention is paid to social trends that affect youth health and wellness, such as bullying, eating disorders, steroid abuse, sexting, and the peer pressure associated with drug use and abuse.
• 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
• Discusses topics from a scientific/wellness perspective and within family, social, cultural, environmental, and individual contexts
• Provides a matrix mapping correspondence between volume content and National Health Education Standards, allowing state and local school administrators and librarians to identify relevant and appropriate sections of the set
• Examines current teen opinions on controversial topics
• Presents different perspectives on controversies surrounding corporate practices, government policies, and environmental issues that affect health, including pharmaceutical industry practices, pesticide use, and pollution