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Health and Wellness Issues

Understanding Science, Society, and Yourself

by Sally Kuykendall, Mark A. Goldstein, and Chuck Stewart, Editors


From deadly epidemics to rising health care costs, from abuse of drugs and alcohol to the devastating effects of bullying, the issues that impact health and well-being are critical to all.

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Health and Wellness Issues: Understanding Science, Society, and Yourself dives deep into today's top health-related issues, exploring their historical contexts, current complexities, impacts on physical and mental well-being, and global reach. Authoritative yet accessible reference content includes the insightful perspectives of a diverse group of experts, giving students the full picture on complex and controversial concepts. Through its collection of carefully curated primary and secondary sources, this multifaceted database offers students a rich resource for school learning and research as well as personal explorations.


    • Houses more than 2,500 reference entries covering well-being and physical, mental, and social health, with additional content added monthly
    • Focuses on more than 65 key health-related issues, offering in-depth explorations of topics that matter most to teens
    • Includes detailed explanations of the structure and function of all 14 major body systems, augmented with stunning anatomical illustrations
    • Provides two dozen Perspectives that feature scholars' insights on a wide variety of controversies and debates, fostering critical thinking and analytical skills among students
    • Features monthly commentaries written by a professional advisory board that help contextualize current health news
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Advisory Board

Sally Kuykendall, PhD, is a nurse, researcher, and professor of health services. She has authored numerous articles, technical reports, and books

Chuck Stewart, PhD, is the author of more than 15 books on LGBT topics. He has a PhD in intercultural education and a certificate in women's studies from the University of Southern California.

Mark A. Goldstein, MD, is the founding chief of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

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Diet and Lifestyle
• Diabetes
• Food Safety
• Gaming Addiction
• Genetically Modified Foods
• Healthy Eating Approaches
• Internet Safety
• Nutrition Labeling
• Obesity Epidemic
• Organic Movement
• Sedentary Lifestyles
• Sleep Deficit
• Special Diets
• Sustainable Agriculture
• Youth Sports
Environmental and Public Health
• Air Pollution
• Antibiotic Resistance
• Anti-Vaccination Movement
• Emergency Management
• Epidemics and Pandemics
• Indoor Pollution
• Waste Management
Mental, Emotional, and Social Health
• Anxiety
• Body Image
• Bullying
• Clinical Depression
• College Stress
• Cutting and Self-Injury
• Cyber Socializing
• Cyber Bullying
• Eating Disorders
• Family Stress
• Peer Pressure
• Rise in ADHD Diagnoses
• Suicide
• Support Systems
Violence, Abuse, and Discrimination
• Child Abuse
• Child Sexual Abuse
• Disability Rights
• Domestic Violence
• Rape
• School Violence
Drugs and Alcohol
• Alcohol Abuse
• Binge Drinking
• Drug Abuse
• Impaired Driving
• Marijuana Legalization
• Performance-Enhancing Drugs
• Prescription Drug Abuse
• Smoking
Medical Care and Treatments
• Alternative Medicine
• Cosmetic Surgery
• Euthanasia and the Right to Die
• Gene Therapy
• Genetic Screening
• Health Care
• Medical Tourism
• Pseudoscience
• Rising Medical Costs
• Stem Cell Research
Sexual Health and Identity
• Abortion
• AIDS Treatment
• Early and Delayed Puberty
• Gay and Lesbian Rights
• Same-Sex Marriage
• Sex Education in Schools
• Teen Pregnancy
• Transgender Rights


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