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Review 'The information is current and up-to-date, topics are very relevant, and its readability level is conducive to the college student. It has met my expectations and more importantly, the expectations of my students.''Hales offers an extensive amount of added features to enhance student learning and aid in teaching pedagogy. The text promotes individual responsibility for health choices and stimulates the reader to consciously begin to evaluate their own views and attitudes towards their health choices and at the same time provide current information and resources to help the reader make more educated health decisions.' --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. Read more About the Author Dianne Hales is one of the most widely published and honored health writers in the country. Her bestselling textbooks include AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, AN INVITATION TO WELLNESS, and AN INVITATION TO PERSONAL CHANGE. Her trade books include the award-winning compendium of mental health information CARING FOR THE MIND: THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH; THINK THIN, BE THIN (with Doris Helmering); JUST LIKE A WOMAN: HOW GENDER SCIENCE IS REDEFINING WHAT MAKES US FEMALE; THE MIND-MOOD PILL BOOK; INTENSIVE CARING: NEW HOPE FOR HIGH RISK PREGNANCY (with Dr. Timothy Johnson); HOW TO SLEEP LIKE A BABY; THE U.S. ARMY TOTAL FITNESS PROGRAM; NEW HOPE FOR PROBLEM PREGNANCIES; and THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SLEEP. The president of Italy named Hales a 'cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta Italiana' (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity) in recognition of her best-selling book LA BELLA LINGUA as an 'invaluable tool for promoting the Italian language.' Her other writing awards include prizes from the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, the National Women's Political Caucus, California Psychiatric Society, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), Council for the Advancement of Scientific Education, and the New York City Public Library. Her latest general audience book is biography MONA LISA: A LIFE DISCOVERED. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. Read more