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Your Health Today: Choices in a Changing Society Loose Leaf Edition

Your Health Today: Choices in a Changing Society Loose Leaf Edition

Grade Levels: 13
By Michael Teague and Sara Mackenzie and David Rosenthal
Copyright: 2015
Publication Date: October 6, 2014
MHID: 0078028590
ISBN 13: 9780078028595

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New Features

A full chapter is dedicated to four key personal health topics — Self, Family, and Community; Body Image; Sleep; and Social Connections— that are often overlooked in other texts.

SmartBook makes study time as productive and efficient as possible. It identifies and closes knowledge gaps through a continually adapting reading experience. This ensures that every minute spent with SmartBook is returned to the student as the most value-added minute possible. The result? More confidence, better grades, and greater success.


Key Features

Each chapter is accompanied by at least one Personal Health Portfolio. Students complete the portfolio activities, and at the end of the course they will have created a snapshot of their overall health. The portfolio activities are composed of two parts: an assessment section and a critical thinking section. The assessment section evaluates students in the content area of the chapter—whether they are getting enough sleep or how well their diet matches up to their MyPlate recommendations, for example—and critical thinking questions prompt them to analyze their results, considering not only the individual behaviors, but external environmental factors as well.

For every chapter, the following features serve as entry points to classroom discussion, critical thought, and practical application of health concepts to students’ lives.

  • Action Skill-Builders present manageable first steps for making meaningful behavior changes that relate to chapter topics, including steps for healthier eating, getting a better night’s sleep, and improving body image.
  • Consumer Clipboards show students how to weigh information, evaluate product claims, and make savvier, healthier choices in a world full of misinformation and gimmicks.

For every chapter, the following features serve as entry points to classroom discussion, critical thought, and practical application of health concepts to students’ lives.

  • Public Health Is Personal boxes highlight the institutions of health and how issues that might otherwise seem remote can have a profound impact on one’s individual health choices and priorities.
  • Starting the Conversation boxes invite meaningful classroom discussion; each poses a question about a relevant news item or current event related to the chapter, followed by information to inform the discussion, and ending with two critical thinking questions.

For every chapter, the following features serve as entry points to classroom discussion, critical thought, and practical application of health concepts to students’ lives.

  • Who’s at Risk? boxes highlight data that shows health outcomes and trends among diverse groups of people, inviting students to think about and discuss the reasons for these trends in an informed way.
  • Life Stories boxes feature lively and relatable stories that personalize chapter concepts and show how topic play out in real life.
  • You Make the Call features present the facts behind a contentious social issue related to the chapter topic, followed by the pros and cons of each side of the issue.

The authors bring teaching and clinical experience to their narrative, offering the best of both worlds to their students.

  • Michael Teague received his doctorate in exercise science, health, and recreation from the University of Northern Colorado. He has been a professor in sport, health, and leisure at the University of Iowa since 1975, and teaches courses in health, performance nutrition, and sports and recreation management for the Department of Health and Human Physiology. He has also developed and taught online courses on personal health, nutrition, and health promotion.

The authors bring teaching and clinical experience to their narrative, offering the best of both worlds to their students.

  • Sara Mackenzie is a medical doctor and also has a master's degree in public health. She is associate dean of the School of Public Health and a clinical instructor at the University of Washington in Seattle, holding a joint appointment in campus health services and family medicine.
  • David Rosenthal received his doctorate in counselor education from the SUNY Buffalo. He is currently a faculty member at Columbia University, where he works with family medicine residents and graduate students. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations: Heritage Health and Housing and the Burmese Refugee Project.

Your Health Today: Choices in a Changing Society Loose Leaf Edition

Chapter 1: Self, Family, and Community

Chapter 2: Mental Health and Stress

Chapter 3: Social Connections

Chapter 4: Sleep

Chapter 5: Nutrition

Chapter 6: Fitness

Chapter 7: Body Weight and Body Composition

Chapter 8: Body Image

Chapter 9: Alcohol and Tobacco

Chapter 10: Drugs

Chapter 11: Sexual Health

Chapter 12: Reproductive Choices

Chapter 13: Infectious Diseases

Chapter 14: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Chronic Lung Diseases

Chapter 15: Cancer

Chapter 16: Injury and Violence

Personal Health Portfolio



Supplemental eBook chapters

Chapter 17: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Chapter 18: Environmental Issues

About the Author

Michael Teague

Michael L. Teague received his doctorate in exercise science, health, and recreation from the University of Northern Colorado. He has been a professor in sport, health, and leisure at the University of Iowa since 1975, and he teaches courses in health, performance nutrition, and sports and recreation management for the Department of Health and Human Physiology. He has also developed and taught online courses on personal health, nutrition, and health promotion. Dr. Teague received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Iowa in 1993-1994, and also holds a secondary appointment with the College of Public Health. He has authored several books about health promotion and aging as well as books about aging and leisure. Dr. Teague has served as a health observer for the U.S. State Department in East Timor, an advisory committee member for Healthy People 2000, a taskforce member for Women’s Health in Iowa, and a health promotion grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute, and the Canadian Diabetes Association. He was the director of a 26-part video series titled Healthy Living: Road to Wellness, used in distance learning and campus health courses across the United States. This series received 22 national and international video awards. In addition, Dr. Teague was the co-producer for The Victories of Dan Gable, which aired on HBO Signature in 1999. In his leisure time, Mike enjoys golf, racquetball, basketball, wallyball, and running.

Sara Mackenzie

Sara L. C. Mackenzie, M.D., M.P.H., completed medical school at the University of California-Davis and residency in family medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. She obtained a master's degree in public health from the University of Washington. Dr. Mackenzie provides direct care for students at the University of Washington student health center. In addition, she is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and teaches several undergraduate courses — in large and small groups — about health, wellness, and illness. As the University of Washington School of Public Health Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education, she has developed course and program curricula and led workshops on teaching and learning. In addition, she has organized conferences to enhance communication between youth and health practitioners. She is the West Coast medical consultant for Job Corps, a vocational training program for youth that incorporates basic health care, wellness, and employability. Her husband, Paul, and two daughters, Lila and Sydda, fill her life with laughter and balance. Sara enjoys horseback riding and gardening with her family.

David Rosenthal

David M. Rosenthal received his Ph.D. in counselor education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. For 23 years, he was a faculty member at the University of Iowa, teaching in the Colleges of Medicine, Public Health, and Education. Dr. Rosenthal was named Teacher of the Year by residents in the Department of Family Medicine and was given the College of Medicine Service Award. He was also the Director of Counseling and Health Promotion Services at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Later he became the Director of La Bodega de La Familia in New York City. Dr. Rosenthal has also written a number of professional articles and books. With Dr. Michael Teague and David Gould, he produced a series of award-winning videos focusing on health. He also produced and co-directed, with Steven Henke, two award-winning video documentaries about Native Americans in South Dakota. Dr. Rosenthal has been a licensed marriage and family therapist and served as president of the Iowa Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. He has given more than 100 presentations in the United States and has conducted workshops in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Russia, and Greece. Dr. Rosenthal was also Executive Director of the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center in Manhattan and an adjunct faculty member in the College of Education at Brooklyn College. He is currently a faculty member at Columbia University where he works with Family Medicine Residents and graduate students at the Mailman School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations: Heritage Health and Housing and Kwah Dao. David and his wife, Jane, enjoy living in New York City and spending time with their children, Daniel (and wife, Courtney) and Rebecca (and husband, Chris) and their six grandchildre--Isaac, Darby, Emily, Cyrus, Max, and Hazel.