Ch 26: Health Issues & Concerns: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Health Issues and Concerns chapter of this Middle School Life Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to master an understanding of major health issues and problems. 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 middle school life science material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn middle school life science. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding disease control and prevention or other topics related to 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 question on health issues and concerns. 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 middle school life science course. Topics covered include:

  • The human immune system
  • Tobacco use and health
  • Insoluble and soluble fiber in the diet
  • Healthy nutritional choices
  • The benefits of regular physical activity

37 Lessons in Chapter 26: Health Issues & Concerns: Help and Review
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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.

What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

5. What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores what anorexia nervosa is and why it is so dangerous. It covers common symptoms seen in children who may develop anorexia as well as what anorexia will do to those who suffer from it.

What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

6. What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores bulimia as well as challenges many common misconceptions of bulimia. Specifically, this lesson describes the diagnostic requirements, the subtypes, and the treatments known to help with bulimia.

What Is Environmental Health? Definition, Types & Sources

7. 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.

What Is Body Composition? - Definition, Tests & Examples

8. What Is Body Composition? - Definition, Tests & Examples

Body composition is an analysis of the percentage of stored fat in a body as compared to lean mass. In this lesson, learn more about body composition and tests to measure it.

High Cortisol: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

9. High Cortisol: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson discusses the symptoms and causes of elevated levels of cortisol, your body's stress hormone. We'll talk about possible treatments and other things you can do when you are feeling stressed out.

Ineffective Tissue Perfusion: Definition & Risk

10. Ineffective Tissue Perfusion: Definition & Risk

Ineffective tissue perfusion results from inadequate blood flow to an area's tissues. This lesson will define the condition, cover risk factors that can lead to ineffective tissue perfusion, and identify symptoms.

Altitude Sickness: Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

11. Altitude Sickness: Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

Scaling one of the highest peaks in the world may be on your bucket list, but before climbing, you need to know about altitude sickness (AS). In this lesson, learn all about AS, including symptoms, treatments, and prevention tips.

What is Altitude Sickness? - Definition & Causes

12. What is Altitude Sickness? - Definition & Causes

Sometimes people get dizzy when hiking in the mountains. Why does this happen? How can climbing make you ill? And, how high must someone go before this occurs? This lesson answers those questions by further investigating altitude sickness.

What is Anastomosis? - Definition & Types

13. What is Anastomosis? - Definition & Types

Anastomosis is the medical term for a connection between two structures in the body. This lesson will explain the different types that exist, like natural, surgical, and abnormal anastomosis.

Anthracosis: Definition & History

14. Anthracosis: Definition & History

Healthy lungs should be a nice pinkish color. If they're black, there's a problem. One reason for black lungs could be coal dust. Learn about what coal dust can do to the lungs and the history of anthracosis.

Antithrombotic Therapy: Definition & Side Effects

15. Antithrombotic Therapy: Definition & Side Effects

Blood thinners and clot busters. You've probably heard of them, but do you know the names of specific ones and what classes of medication they actually belong to or what side effects they cause? This lesson will tell you!

Basic First Aid: Procedures & Guide

16. Basic First Aid: Procedures & Guide

This lesson will briefly discuss basic first aid. We will cover a number of topics and provide an overview of what to do in certain situations. Included will be minor problems, emergency issues, and how to decide when to call 911.

Evidence-Based Practice in Nutrition

17. Evidence-Based Practice in Nutrition

Evidence-based practice is a great way to ensure what we do and say is backed up by evidence. This is important in nutrition because it ensures that diets or health plans are good.

Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy

18. Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy

In this lesson we will discuss what evidence-based practice is in terms of research and how it applies in the Physical Therapy setting and what the potential benefits are.

Types of Bone Diseases

19. Types of Bone Diseases

In this lesson, you will learn that your bones can suffer from a wide variety of diseases. They can be infective in nature, cancerous, or even genetic.

Nursing Mnemonics

20. Nursing Mnemonics

We remember things best if they are emotionally provocative. This lesson covers a few memory aids used in nursing practice to help you remember how to take a health history, document the nursing process, or give medications safely.

Adrenoleukodystrophy: Symptoms, Statistics & Treatment

21. Adrenoleukodystrophy: Symptoms, Statistics & Treatment

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is is a potentially devastating genetic disease occurring mostly in boys and men. In this article learn about the different types of ALD, their symptoms, and treatment options.

Arachnodactyly: Definition, Causes & Treatment

22. Arachnodactyly: Definition, Causes & Treatment

Arachnodactyly is a condition in which the fingers and toes are very long, thin, and sometimes curved. In this lesson, we learn about the definition, causes, and treatment for arachnodactyly.

Ventrolateral Prefrontal Cortex: Definition & Function

23. Ventrolateral Prefrontal Cortex: Definition & Function

How does damage to a small area of the brain impact the way a person acts and thinks? In this lesson, we'll examine the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex, including where it is and what it does.

Brachydactyly: Definition, Causes & Treatment

24. Brachydactyly: Definition, Causes & Treatment

Something short is 'brachy-'. So what is brachydactyly then? You'll learn the definition of this term as well as its causes and possible treatment options in this lesson.

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: Definition, Symptoms & Causes

25. Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: Definition, Symptoms & Causes

This lesson will explore takotsubo cardiomyopathy, a condition which has been called 'broken-heart syndrome' because of its connection with deeply felt personal losses. Here we explore the causes, symptoms, and treatment of the disease as well as its diagnostic origin.

Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: Definition, Symptoms & Causes

26. Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: Definition, Symptoms & Causes

There are numerous kinds of heart problems and this lesson is going to go over the causes, signs, and symptoms of one of them. It's called ischemic cardiomyopathy.

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy: Definition, Symptoms & Causes

27. Restrictive Cardiomyopathy: Definition, Symptoms & Causes

This lesson defines restrictive cardiomyopathy. You'll learn exactly what happens during this disease, what its causes might be, as well as some of the major signs and symptoms of the disorder.

Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy: Definition, Symptoms & Causes

28. Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy: Definition, Symptoms & Causes

Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy refers to diseases of the heart that are not the result of reduced blood flow but rather caused by other factors such as viral infections. Learn about the definition, symptoms, and causes of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy.

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Definition, Symptoms & Causes

29. Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Definition, Symptoms & Causes

This lesson defines a condition known as peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM). You'll learn what happens with the heart during this condition, its signs and symptoms, and potential causes.

Craniosynostosis: Definition, Causes & Types

30. Craniosynostosis: Definition, Causes & Types

Craniosynostosis is a condition that affects an infant's skull, and therefore growth of the infant's head. In this article, learn exactly what this condition is, what causes it, and what the different types of craniosynostosis are.

Demyelination: Definition & Causes

31. Demyelination: Definition & Causes

In this lesson, you'll be learning about demyelination diseases. We'll look at how inflammatory diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, and viral infections can cause myelin degradation as well as the symptoms of this condition.

Dopamine & Serotonin: Functions & Relationship

32. Dopamine & Serotonin: Functions & Relationship

Dopamine and serotonin are often called the ~'happy chemicals~' in popular blogs and websites. But it is not that simple. Do you want to know what they really are? Find out in this lesson!

Fanconi Anemia: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

33. Fanconi Anemia: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson defines a rare disorder known as Fanconi anemia. In this lesson you're going to learn about many of its different kinds of signs, symptoms, and treatments.

Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis: Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

34. Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis: Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a condition that causes pain, inflammation, and swelling in the blood vessels throughout the body. Learn about the symptoms, definition, and treatment of this condition.

Gustatory Cortex: Definition, Function & Location

35. Gustatory Cortex: Definition, Function & Location

The gustatory cortex is the area of the brain responsible for the sensation of taste. In this lesson, learn about the definition, location, and function of the gustatory cortex.

Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis: Prognosis, Treatment & Symptoms

36. Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis: Prognosis, Treatment & Symptoms

Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a rare disease that few know about. This lesson will focus on the symptoms, treatment and prognosis for those impacted by this rare disease.

Hypotrichosis: Definition & Treatment

37. Hypotrichosis: Definition & Treatment

This lesson goes over a condition known as hypotrichosis. You'll learn what it is, how it's different from more famous forms of lack of hair, and if there are any treatments for it.

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