About This Chapter
Health Information Resources
This chapter focuses on the major sources of information about health and wellness and where these can be found. Learn how to distinguish reliable sources from questionable ones. Discover the major health problems facing the population of the United States today. You'll see the relationship between healthcare and income and explore the relationship between economics and health more generally.
Find out about the role played by the federal government in supplying public health information. Discover the meaning of scientific theory and how it is defined, and learn about how and why scientific theories are important. You can also study the impact of theories that are outside the realm of science. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Discuss the primary sources of health information
- List the most common health-related problems in the United States today
- Review how income impacts medical issues
- Describe how the federal government educates citizens about public health
- List the federal agencies that provide public health information
- Compare and contrast scientific versus non-scientific theory
- Identify characteristics of scientific theories
Learn via short, fun video lessons that streamline the learning process. In addition to the videos, you'll find self-assessment quizzes and lesson transcripts connected to each video lesson. We'll provide key terms that are important for you to remember. A jump feature in the timeline takes you directly to the portion of the video you wish to review. All the material in this chapter is taught by our professional instructors.
1. Sources of Health Information: Overview & Reliability
The Internet is full of information and misinformation. This lesson will teach you how to identify the major sources of health information and determine if they are truly credible.
2. 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.
3. Economics and Health: Healthcare, Medical Issues & Income
What is the relationship between economy and health? In this lesson, we discuss differences in healthcare and medical issues in low-income versus high-income countries. We also define social epidemiology and discuss the link between poverty and poor health.
4. The Federal Government's Role in Public Health Information
Have you ever wondered where you can get accurate and readily-digestible information about your health, drug recalls, or the spread of the flu during winter? Well, many federal government agencies, such as the CDC, FDA and NIH, are responsible for this.
5. What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example
In this lesson, you'll learn the definition and characteristics of a scientific theory and understand how theories are formulated. You'll see examples of scientific theories, and after the lesson you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.
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