HealthyLife Student Self Care Guide
Take Charge of Your Physical and Emotional Health
by Don R. Powell, Ph.D. and
American Institute for Preventive Medicine
Note: This guide is not meant to substitute for expert medical advice or treatment. The information is given to help you make informed choices about your health. Follow your health care provider’s advice if it differs from what is given in this guide.
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This guide is one of a series of publications, programs, and online products, developed by the American Institute for Preventive Medicine, designed to help individuals reduce health care costs and improve the quality of their lives.
Section I–Common Physical Health ProblemsHow to Use This Section
- Abdominal Pain
- Alcohol & Alcohol Safety
- Allergies & Asthma
- Colds & Flu (Includes SARS)
- Fatigue (Includes Mononucleosis)
Section II–Playing It Safe
- General Safety Guidelines
- Drugs & Drug Safety
- Over-the-Counter Medication Safety
- Skin Safety
- Tests & Immunizations
- Testicular Self-Exam
- Breast Self-Exam
Section III–Lifestyle Issues
Section IV- Mental Health Facts
- Mental Health Facts
- Characteristics of Mental Health
- It's Okay to Ask for Help
- What Professional Counseling Really Is
- Helping Someone Close to You
- Reasons to Seek Help
Section V- Common Mental Health Topics
- Alcohol Problems
- Bipolar Disorder
- Drug Dependence
- Eating Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior
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August 07, 2007