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Consumer Health:
Chapter Objectives

Chapter 1. Consumer Health Issues

The student should be better able to explain why consumer vigilance is important in the health marketplace and:

Chapter 2. Separating Fact from Fiction

The student should be better able to judge the reliability of many sources of health information and:

Chapter 3. Frauds and Quackery

The student should be better able to make intelligent decisions to protect self against fraud and quackery in the health marketplace and:

Chapter 4. Advertising and Marketing Practices

The student should be better able to critically analyze advertising for health products and services and:

Chapter 5. Science-Based Health Care

The student should be better able to select and communicate effectively with health-care personnel and:

Chapter 6. Mental Health Care

The student should be better able to select appropriate professional help when needed and:

Chapter 7. Dental Care

The student should be better able to make intelligent decisions about dental care and:

Chapter 8. "Alternative" Methods

The student should be better able to draw intelligent conclusions about the utility of "alternative" health care and:

Chapter 9. Self-Care

The student should be better able to select appropriate self-care activities when needed.

Chapter 10. Health-Care Facilities

The student should be better able to understand the types and intelligent use of health-care facilities and:

Chapter 11. Basic Nutrition Concepts

The student should be better able to apply basic nutrition concepts to choose a healthful diet and:

Chapter 12. Food Fads, Fallacies, and Scams

The student should be better able to question popular food fads and fallacies, their promotion, and their promoters and:

Chapter 13. Weight Control

The student should be better able to discuss the principles and methods of weight control and:

Chapter 14. Exercise Concepts, Products, and Services

The student should be better able to discuss why and how people should exercise appropriately.

Chapter 15. Cardiovascular Disease

The student should be better able to take intelligent action to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and

Chapter 16. Arthritis and Related Disorders

The student should be better able to make intelligent decisions about the products and services available for arthritis treatment and:

Chapter 17. Cancer

The student should be better able to make intelligent decisions about the prevention and treatment of cancer and:

Chapter 18. AIDS

The student should be better able to form judgments about the public health impact, prevention, and treatment of AIDS.

Chapter 19. Drug Products

The student should be better able to make prudent selection and use of drug products and:

Chapter 20. Skin Care and Beauty Aids

The student should be better able to make prudent decisions about skin and hair care and cosmetic surgery and:

Chapter 21. Especially for Women

The student should be better able to take prudent actions related to reproductive and women's health issues and

Chapter 22. Health Devices

The student should be better able to Discuss the problems associated with several types of health devices and

Chapter 23. Coping with Death

The student should be better able to make prudent decisions about practices, procedures, and products related to death and:

Chapter 24. Health Insurance

The student should be better able to select and utilize an appropriate health insurance plan and:

Health Care Economics

The student should be better able to discuss the problems in our health care system and what might be done personally and politically to solve them and:

Chapter 26. Consumer Laws, Agencies, and Strategies

The student should be better able to discuss how government agencies, voluntary groups, and informed consumers can strive to create an ethical health marketplace and

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This page was revised on March 18, 2001.