ERIC Number: ED311770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Health Guide. The College Student's Handbook for Healthy Living.
Otis, Carol L.; Goldingay, Roger
A handbook of health issues for college students is presented. Prevention is the keynote, stressing the importance of staying healthy and recovering quickly. Information is organized in a question-and-answer format. The 12 chapters are as follows: nutrition: food as fuel (e.g. acne and diet and daily caloric requirements); exercise: fine-tuning the ultimate machine (e.g. physical fitness and preventing injuries); help yourself: how to cope with some common medical problems (e.g. dandruff and warts); dental health (e.g. cavities and wisdom teeth); emergency: what to do before you can reach a doctor (e.g. the first aid kit and blood loss); infectious disease: what to do when infection strikes (e.g. vaccinations and bronchitis); sexual health: the challenge of being mature (e.g. AIDS and birth control methods); emotional well-being: the key to a happy and healthy life (e.g. managing stress and depression); eating disorders: weight control out of control (e.g. dieting and where to find help); alcohol and other drugs (e.g. marijuana and abuse and addiction); environmental health hazards (e.g. air pollution and X rays); and an ounce of prevention (e.g. bicycle riding and cancer prevention). An appendix provides a series of charts on staying healthy. A glossary is provided. Contains approximately 130 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Body Weight, College Students, Communicable Diseases, Coping, Dental Health, Drug Abuse, Environmental Influences, Exercise, Health Needs, Health Promotion, Higher Education, Mental Health, Nutrition, Sex, Well Being
College Board Publications, P.O. Box 886, New York, NY 10101-0886 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.