Ch 1: Health Complications

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What is a Toxin? - Definition & Example

1. What is a Toxin? - Definition & Example

Learn about what toxins are in the biological world and see one very common example of a toxin that you hear of all the time. You can also take the quiz to see how well you understand toxins.

What is a Ventral Hernia?  Definition, Symptoms & Repair

2. What is a Ventral Hernia? Definition, Symptoms & Repair

A ventral hernia can be a sudden, painful experience, or it can develop slowly over a longer period of time. Either way, if you have a ventral hernia, you have to get it fixed with surgery or it will only get worse.

What is a Repetitive Stress Injury? - Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

3. What is a Repetitive Stress Injury? - Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

In this lesson you will learn about repetitive stress injury. Included will be the definition, symptoms, and a few types of these stress injuries. Also, the tests and treatments for the injury will be discussed.

What is a Stress Fracture? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

4. What is a Stress Fracture? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

In this lesson you will learn about stress fractures. Included will be the definition, symptoms, and treatment of the fracture. Also, the tests and assessments to diagnose the injury will be discussed.

What is a Stroke? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

5. What is a Stroke? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

A stroke is a reduction in blood flow to the brain. It is a major condition that can have devastating effects within the body. This article will address the symptoms that are experienced by patients as well as the causes of and treatments for strokes.

What is Brain Damage? - Causes & Effects

6. What is Brain Damage? - Causes & Effects

The brain is a key organ in the nervous system, and it controls the functions of the body. Brain damage, then, can have major consequences on the way in which the entire body functions. This article addresses brain damage, including its causes and effects.

What is Dehydration? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

7. What is Dehydration? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

Dehydration is a condition where the water levels in the body are too low. This can result in numerous minor and major effects within the body and can be deadly. This article addresses dehydration, its causes, its symptoms and effects.

What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? - Characteristics, Symptoms & Signs

8. What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? - Characteristics, Symptoms & Signs

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can be very dangerous for an unborn child. In many cases, alcohol consumption can lead to the development of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. This article discusses FAS and its symptoms.

Malaria Treatments: Vaccine & Prophylaxis

9. Malaria Treatments: Vaccine & Prophylaxis

Malaria is a debilitating mosquito-borne illness, but it can be prevented. In this lesson we will identify and describe the preventative treatments of malaria.

Mollusca Contagiosa: Symptoms and Treatment

10. Mollusca Contagiosa: Symptoms and Treatment

Mollusca contagiosa is a virus that causes a unique skin condition: a rash that looks like little pearls on the skin's surface. Read this lesson to learn how this virus is contracted, who is most likely to catch it, and how it's treated.

Primary Prevention: Definition, Strategies & Examples

11. Primary Prevention: Definition, Strategies & Examples

In this lesson you will learn about primary prevention in health. These actions can help you avoid getting certain diseases, sicknesses, injuries and conditions that are not beneficial to the body.

What Is Wellness? - Tips, Topics & Plans

12. What Is Wellness? - Tips, Topics & Plans

While closely related to health, wellness is a term that refers more to an individual's all around well-being. Most definitions of wellness are holistic, involving various dimensions including physical, social, spiritual, intellectual, environmental and emotional. In order to effectively address their overall wellness, individuals should attempt to balance these various dimensions equally.

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