Explore the latest edition of AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, where renowned author Dianne Hales helps you commit to a healthier lifestyle. From physical and mental health to social and sexual issues, this personal health text candidly explores the mind, body, and spirit, and shows you how to start making improvements today. Readings include a new chapter on consumer health, with �Consumer Alert� features to critically evaluate your health care options. You will also discover how to live healthily on a tight budget while making small changes that yield big benefits. More than a superficial self-help approach, AN INVITATION TO HEALTH: The Power of Now! presents hard data in meaningful ways, such as ACHA�s 2013 National College Health Assessment, which shows where your health stands among peers. And you can make even greater strides with MindTap, complete with health self-assessments, behavior change labs, and other tools that lead you to better health�and learning! Read more
About the Author Dianne Hales is a widely published and esteemed journalist and author. In addition to more than 30 editions of college textbooks related to health, she is the author of 16 trade books, including LA PASSIONE: HOW ITALY SEDUCED THE WORLD; MONA LISA: A LIFE DISCOVERED; LA BELLA LINGUA; JUST LIKE A WOMAN; and CARING FOR THE MIND. Her books have been translated into many languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish and Korean. Hales is a former contributing editor for Parade, Ladies� Home Journal, Working Mother, and American Health, and she has written more than 1,000 articles for national publications. She has received writing awards from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association; an EMMA (Exceptional Media Merit Award) for health reporting from the National Women�s Political Caucus and Radcliffe College; three EDI (Equality, Dignity, Inclusion) awards for print journalism from the National Easter Seal Society; the National Mature Media Award; and awards from the Arthritis Foundation, California Psychiatric Association, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), Council for the Advancement of Scientific Education, and New York Public Library.