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Health Now: An Integrative Approach to Personal Health

Version 3.0
By Linda B. White

Key Features

  • Summaries of historical milestones culminating in our current understanding of health
  • Learning objectives listed by section
  • Exercises and key terms for every section in the book
  • Videos from health organizations that help cement or augment many of the concepts
  • Self-assessments and recommendations for a healthy lifestyle
  • Timely research and additional sources provided
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This textbook is suitable for the following courses: Personal Health

Health Now: An Integrative Approach to Personal Health is an introduction to personal health that presents and identifies lifestyle changes that promote health and wellness and prevent disease. Students will learn how personal habits ripple outward, affecting not only themselves, but also their loved ones and ultimately the local and global environment. Not only will students develop a firm grasp of health basics, but also a health literacy that encourages students to consult credible sources for answers.

New in This Version

  • Enhanced recommendations for use of technology in relation to health
  • Updated information on smoking, vaping, alcohol, drugs, and the opioid epidemic
  • Included more information regarding personal safety, with new information on gun violence, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment
  • Provided new information on stress and sleep
  • Added information on emerging cancer treatments, such as immunotherapy
  • Incorporated current data on impacts of climate change and developments in national and international efforts to control carbon emissions
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Linda B. White Metropolitan State University of Denver

Linda Blachly White (MD University of California, San Diego) received B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology from Stanford University in addition to an MD. Following two years of residency training at the University of Colorado in Denver, she taught human physiology for several semesters in the biology department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Prior to her passing, Linda devoted herself full time to freelance writing, editing, and consulting.
Between 2004 and 2014, Linda returned to MSU Denver and developed and taught courses in the Integrative Therapies Program. These classes include Stress: Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment, Sleep Science, Physiology of Aging, Dynamics of Health, Pediatric Holistic Health, Herbal Medicines, Botanical Pharmacology, and Writing for the Health Professions.
In 1990, Linda published her first book: The Grandparent Book (Gateway Books). She also contributed chapters to Consumer Guide’s The Complete Pregnancy and Baby Book (Publications International, 1987) and Maximum Food Power for Women (Rodale Books, 2001). She coauthored Kids, Herbs, & Health (Interweave Press, 1999), The Herbal Drugstore (Rodale, 2000), and 500 Time-Tested Home Remedies and the Science Behind Them (Fair Winds Press, 2013). In 2010, she worked as a contributing editor for National Geographic’s Complete Guide to Medicinal Herbs and Other Healing Plants. She also was a contributor and advisor for Complete Guide to Natural Home Remedies (National Geographic, 2012). 
Linda's articles have appeared in Sesame Street Parents’ Guide, Mothering, Runner’s World, Vegetarian Times, Herbs for Health, Herb Companion, Pediatrics for Parents, Nutrition Science News, Natural Home, Natural Pharmacy, Delicious Living, Nutraceuticals World, Great Life,, Taste for Life, Remedies, Mother Earth News, and Mother Earth Living.
Linda lectured nationally and internationally, including at the Smithsonian Institute and three universities in Xi’an, China. She appeared on local television as well as CNN and Good Morning, America

Additions & Errata

  • In Section 4.6 under "Banishing Insomnia," first paragraph, second sentence: Changed sentence to read "surveys show that" rather than "surveys who that". (11/13/18)
  • In Section 6.2, under "Femininity and Health," in the eighth paragraph, last sentence: Removed the duplicate "a". (11/13/18)
  • In Section 6.2, under the "Discussion Questions," question 3: Removed information about abstracts/site to use for helping with research because this was meant to be added to a question in Section 6.3. (11/13/18)
  • In Section 6.3, under "Types of Sexual Partnerships," in the tenth paragraph, first sentence: Changed sentence to read "a woman's life" rather than "a women's life." (11/13/18)
  • In Section 7.3, under "Contraceptive Options," in the eighth paragraph, fifth sentence: Changed "occur" to "occurs". (11/13/18)
  • In Section 7.5, under Video Clip 7.5 has been updated with a new link: (1/22/20)
  • In Section 8.1, under "Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs)," in the fifth paragraph, last sentence: Removed extra "spectrum". (11/13/18)
  • In Section 10.1, under "Body Image," in the "Developing a Positive Body Image" box, in the ninth bullet, second sentence: Removed duplicate "that" from sentence. (11/13/18)
  • In Section 11.3, third paragraph below "Learning Objectives," last sentence: Added missing word "per" so that the sentence reads "deaths per year." (11/13/18)
  • In Section 11.5, under "Marijuana (Cannabis)," sixteenth paragraph: Changed "report" to "reported." (11/13/18)
  • In Section 12.1, second paragraph below "Learning Objectives," third sentence: Changed "was" to "were." Fourth sentence: Changed "accident" to "accidental." (11/13/18)
  • In Section 12.1, under "Motor Vehicle Accidents," fourth paragraph, first sentence: Changed "of" to "off." (11/13/18)
  • In Section 12.1, under "Pedestrian Safety," second paragraph, third sentence: Changed "curve" to "curb." (11/13/18)
  • In Section 12.1, under "Fires," first bullet point, first sentence: Removed "a" before "smoke alarms." (11/13/18)
  • In Section 13.3, under "Reducing Risk Factors for Infection," tenth bullet, first sentence: Changed "deplete" to "depletes." (11/13/18)
  • In Section 15.1, fourth paragraph under "Learning Objectives," first sentence: Changed "juvenille" to "juvenile" in the key term definition of "type 1 diabetes." (11/13/18)
  • In Section 15.3 under "Myocardial Infarction," in the "Cardiac Arrest and Myocardial Infarction" box: Removed the duplicate definition of "myocardial infarction" which is defined just a few paragraphs above this instance. (11/13/18)
  • In Section 16.1, under "Modifiable Risk Factors," fourth bullet, second sentence: Changed "increase" to "increases." (11/13/18)
  • In Section 16.1, under "Ovarian Cancer," third paragraph, last sentence: Changed "a" to "as." (11/13/18)
  • In Section 16.3, under "Discussion Questions," question 5: Changed "making decision" to say "making a decision." (11/13/18)
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