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Ch 21: GED Science - Health Issues and Concerns: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Health Issues and Concerns chapter of this GED Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to learn about health issues and concerns. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of health issues and concerns.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering GED science material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn GED science. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the human immune system or major health issues and concerns
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about health issues and concerns
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the health issues and concerns chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the health issues and concerns chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any health issues and concerns question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a health issues and concerns unit of a standard GED science course. Topics covered include:

  • Major U.S. health problems
  • Viruses
  • Disease control and prevention methods
  • Addiction, substance abuse and addictive behaviors
  • Effects of tobacco use
  • Environmental health types and threats

19 Lessons in Chapter 21: GED Science - Health Issues and Concerns: Help and Review
Major Health Problems in the United States

1. Major Health Problems in the United States

Ever wonder what the most common health-related problems are in the United States? You're about to find out what they are and how some of them are related.

What Are Viruses? - Definition, Structure & Function

2. What Are Viruses? - Definition, Structure & Function

In this lesson, you'll learn some historical facts about viruses and the material they are composed of. Find out more as we review the capsid, nucleic acids, the viral envelope, viruses, virions, bacteriophages and virology.

Disease Control & Prevention

3. Disease Control & Prevention

This lesson will discuss the many different ways by which people can control disease. Everything from vaccination to sterilization and beyond will be mentioned so that you can better appreciate the large arsenal of tools at our disposal.

The Differences Between Infection and Disease

4. The Differences Between Infection and Disease

This lesson will go over the differences between an infection and a disease. We'll cover everything from prions and infectivity to opportunistic infections and idiopathic disease. We'll also learn what the etiology of disease is and much more.

Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

5. Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence: Definition and Causes of Substance Disorders

Substance use, abuse, and dependence are often confused with each other. In this lesson, we'll look at the differences between the three and common causes of addiction.

Addiction and Addictive Behaviors: Types & Warning Signs

6. Addiction and Addictive Behaviors: Types & Warning Signs

This lesson will define addiction and addictive behavior in addition to taking a look at what addictive behaviors have in common and what things to look out for in a potential addict.

Alcohol Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption

7. Alcohol Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption

You more than likely have had alcohol once in your life. At least that's what statistics point to. In fact, this lesson will be chock full of statistics about alcohol use and abuse in the United States.

Tobacco Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption

8. Tobacco Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption

This lesson will discuss important statistics related to smoking, including how age, ethnicity, education, and geographic location influence tobacco use, as well as the financial and health-related implications of smoking.

The Social and Political Issues of Tobacco Use

9. The Social and Political Issues of Tobacco Use

We often think about the fact that smoking is something we should worry about with respect to cancer, but political, social, and religious concerns are just as important when it comes to this deadly habit. Learn about how these concerns are related to smoking in this lesson.

Tobacco Use: Addiction and Short-Term Effects

10. Tobacco Use: Addiction and Short-Term Effects

In this lesson, you will learn about why it is that smoking is so addictive and what the short-term consequences of tobacco use will result in. You will also find out how nicotine plays an important role in all of this.

Smoking: Long-Term Consequences

11. Smoking: Long-Term Consequences

In this lesson, we will look at why smoking is so harmful to your health from a chemical perspective. After that, we will discuss exactly what smoking causes in the long run. You'll be surprised to learn that lung cancer is the least of your concerns.

Smoking: Effects on Others & the Environment

12. Smoking: Effects on Others & the Environment

This lesson will hopefully dispel some myths surrounding secondhand smoke and how it affects people who do not smoke. You'll even learn about the fact that there are two different kinds of secondhand smoke.

What Is Environmental Health? Definition, Types & Sources

13. What Is Environmental Health? Definition, Types & Sources

In this video lesson, you will learn about environmental health. You will also learn about threats to environmental health and how to distinguish between different categories of environmental hazards.

Understanding & Assessing Threats to Environmental Health

14. Understanding & Assessing Threats to Environmental Health

In this lesson you will learn how threats to environmental health are assessed. You will also learn how management decisions are made based on such threats and their risks.

HIV and AIDs: Definition, Statistics & History

15. HIV and AIDs: Definition, Statistics & History

Explore the history and issues around one of the largest and longest pandemics of the world: Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This small retrovirus has created a great many issues in the world, and continues to be one of the most difficult to eradicate.

Obesity in America: Statistics, Causes & Facts

16. Obesity in America: Statistics, Causes & Facts

Obesity is a major concern for the medical and sociological field. How much of a problem is it? What is leading to it increasing? Is it purely a calorie issue or are there other causes?

What Are STDs? - Statistics, Types & Causes

17. What Are STDs? - Statistics, Types & Causes

This is not your elementary or high school look at STDs, but a more in-depth analysis of what they are, how they are treated, and what is going on. We look into the modern changes being made to terminology and how the United States is dealing with it.

What is a Stoma? - Definition & Function

18. What is a Stoma? - Definition & Function

Did you know that both plants and animals have stomata (more than one stoma)? In this lesson, we'll explore the location, function, and importance of stomata in plants and animals.

Gravida & Parity: Definition & Examples

19. Gravida & Parity: Definition & Examples

Gravidity and parity are important terms for gathering a woman's health history. In this lesson you will learn about the definition and significance of gravidity and parity, as well as how to calculate each value.

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