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Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company

Works: 104 works in 158 publications in 1 language and 4,218 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Short films  Documentary films  Popular works  Methods (Music)  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 613
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Most widely held works by Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company
Accepting life's transitions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging is a series of transitions, some gradual and some abrupt. How do people come to terms with these changes? This program examines the aging process from beginning to end, defining age from the viewpoints of biology, psychology, society, functionality, and the law. The impact of current behaviors and attitudes on one's future self is also discussed, as well as dying-itself a part of life-and the stages of grieving. In addition, the program addresses the health challenges faced by older Americans and indicates why some seniors cope better than others
Achieving psychosocial health( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overall well-being requires not only physical health, but psychosocial health as well. What exactly is psychosocial health, and how is it achieved? This program explains the elements that compose psychosocial health, the internal and external factors that influence it, and methods to enhance it. The importance of taking responsibility for one's own psychosocial well-being through self-recognition of problems and identification of barriers to meaningful communication is stressed. (29 minutes)
Understanding healthy relationships and sexuality( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program furnishes background on the issues of sexual expression, preference, and choice and sensitively identifies the characteristics of the sexually healthy adult. Topics under discussion include different types of relationships, factors that influence the formation and maintenance of relationships, and social and psychological perspectives on people as sexual beings
Understanding the risks of tobacco and caffeine( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even today, many teenagers and adults do not understand that nicotine and caffeine are highly addictive substances. This program addresses the major health risks associated with smoking tobacco and drinking caffeinated beverages, with a special emphasis on lung cancer and other smoking-related conditions. The attractiveness of tobacco and caffeine in American culture is also explored, highlighting the roles of advertising and peer pressure in promoting cigarettes and coffee
Avoiding infectious and sexually transmitted diseases( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program provides an overview of how to reduce the risks of contracting infectious diseases of all types, with an emphasis on sexually transmitted diseases. Major STDs such as HIV and other infectious diseases are profiled, outlining their risk factors and describing their symptoms. The body's natural defense mechanisms, including the immune system, the skin, mucous membranes, and enzymes, and medical interventions such as vaccines are discussed. (29 minutes)
Keeping fit( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sedentary jobs and pastimes. Foods high in sugar, fat, and cholesterol. A superabundance of labor-saving technologies. Is it any wonder that a recent study by the Mayo Clinic shows that more than sixty percent of all adult Americans are statistically overweight? This program describes the basic components of physical fitness and the numerous health benefits that derive from regular physical activity while explaining why exercise is helpful in reducing overall health risks
Promoting healthy behavior( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program introduces the basic concepts of health and wellness, emphasizing that well-being is a multidimensional concept that exerts an ongoing influence throughout one's life. By promoting an understanding of the factors that affect personal health and an awareness of what can and cannot be controlled, viewers are invited to take a proactive role in their personal health. The value of making smart decisions-so crucial for defending against negative peer pressure-is reinforced by the DECIDE model: Define, Explore, Consider, Identify, Decide, and Evaluate
Dealing with cancer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cancer is currently the second leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease. In fact, 1 of every 4 fatalities in America is attributed to cancer, amounting to more than 1,500 deaths each day. After introducing the broad topic of cancer, this program narrows its focus to scrutinize breast, cervical, prostate, testicular, lung, and skin cancers. The symptoms of these cancers, as well as the steps that can be taken to minimize the risk of contracting them, are identified. Factors that appear to increase susceptibility, such as age, diet, gender, race, and personal behavior patterns, are considered as well
Reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to current estimates, cardiovascular disease is responsible for more deaths each year than the next seven leading causes of death-combined. This program begins with a concise overview of how the heart and circulatory system function and why a healthy heart is so important to overall bodily health. Common heart- and circulatory system-related problems are then addressed, with an emphasis on pathology and long-term preventive and palliative measures. The major risk factors for cardiovascular disease in the U.S. are also described, distinguishing between those that are controllable and those that are not. (27 minutes)
Living with today's maladies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite steady advances in medical science, there is still no end to the long list of illnesses in need of treatment. This program examines symptoms and risk factors associated with a wide variety of maladies, including those that derive from the stresses of modern living. Respiratory disorders, such as allergies and chronic bronchitis; neurological problems, including headaches, seizure disorders, and MS; gender-specific diseases; digestive disorders; musculoskeletal problems; and contemporary afflictions, such as chronic fatigue syndrome and repetitive stress injuries, are featured. Strategies for prevention and intervention are also explored
Considering birth control, pregnancy, and childbirth options( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regardless of whether it is a planned decision or an unexpected surprise, parenthood is a responsibility that requires the utmost consideration. This program explores the subject of family planning, from birth control options, to pregnancy, to the basics of childbirth. The effects of parenthood on previous personal life goals are discussed. Options for coping with infertility are covered as well
Drinking responsibly( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcohol, the most widely used psychoactive drug in the United States, contributes to approximately 100,000 deaths annually-fatalities that could very likely be prevented through education and treatment. This program is designed to promote a deeper understanding of the drinking problem in America, particularly among students on college campuses. The immediate and long-term behavioral and physiological effects of alcohol consumption are discussed as well, including blood alcohol concentration and alcohol absorption rates. (29 minutes)
Practicing proactive consumerism healthcare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a consumer society, smart shopping is a virtue-and in matters of healthcare, it is a necessity. This program seeks to demystify the complexities of America's healthcare system by offering indispensable information on healthcare organizations and practitioners, types of health insurance, common legal and ethical considerations, and individual rights as a health consumer. Definitions of essential medical terminology are also provided
Eating for optimal health( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eating for optimal health can be a formidable task-especially during the teens and twenties, when metabolic changes, new social situations, and more challenging responsibilities can turn life upside down. In this program, young adults discuss the diverse elements that go into making healthy food choices. Topics include the components of a balanced diet, how to interpret food labels, and how to recognize and overcome barriers to healthy eating
Stemming violence and abuse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The key to reducing violence is understanding its roots. This program offers insights and suggestions that can stop dangerous incidents before they start. Among the topics explored are ways to avoid becoming a victim of campus crime, domestic abuse and the cycle of violence theory as defined by psychologist Lenore Walker, date rape and guidelines for preventing it, the triggers for bias crimes, the factors that influence youth to join gangs, and how to handle sexual harassment in the workplace or at school
Preventing drug abuse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent statistics from the DEA indicate that approximately one in ten children of ages 12 through 17 is currently using illicit drugs. This program investigates the ever-growing demand in the United States for illegal drugs, with a special focus on heroin, crack cocaine, and other substances currently in vogue. The reasons abusers give for turning to drugs are considered, as well as the relative effectiveness of current prevention and intervention efforts
Using pharmaceutical drugs safely( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over-the-counter medications provide a ready supply of potentially harmful substances to uninformed consumers and possible abusers alike. After opening with a general discussion of addiction and the personality type that commonly falls prey to addiction, this program examines non-prescription pharmaceutical drugs and their capacity for misuse and abuse. The inherent risks of drug abuse are spelled out, and information for responsible consumers on drug interactions and side-effects is included
Thinking globally, acting locally about your environment( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ozone, groundwater contamination, and hazardous waste disposal are only three of the many ecological hurdles to be jumped in the race to save the Earth. This program investigates the major environmental problems facing the United States today and the possible health hazards associated with each. Contributing factors such as rapid resource depletion and an ever-growing population are considered, as well as positive steps that can be taken by communities and individuals to help reduce the impact of these and other exacerbating factors. (28 minutes)
Managing your weight( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the role of exercise, dieting, and other weight control strategies in attaining optimal health while skewering fad diets and risky or useless products, which only serve to undermine healthy weight management. Psychosocial factors that distort views on what constitutes a healthy look and weight are also considered, as young adults explore the dynamics of body image and the issues involved in eating disorders
Coping with stress( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A certain amount of stress can actually enhance performance and productivity. However, continually high levels of stress have been linked to all of the leading causes of death in America, including heart disease, cancer, and lung ailments. This program analyzes the role of stress in day-to-day life and in overall physical and mental health. Sources of stress are identified, and techniques for managing stress are suggested. Information on how to improve personal communication-a powerful safety valve-is also provided. -- Website
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Alternative Names
Benjamin Cummings.

Pearson/Benjamin Cummings.

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