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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding disease control and prevention or other topics related to health issues and concerns
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- 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.
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- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the Middle School Life Science: Help and Review course
- Introduction to Life Science: Help and Review
- Characteristics & Chemicals of Life: Help and Review
- The Parts of Cells: Help and Review
- DNA Replication & Mutation: Help and Review
- Cell Division & the Cell Cycle: Help and Review
- How Living Organisms Get Energy: Help and Review
- Classification of Organisms: Help and Review
- The Origin & History of Life On Earth: Help and Review
- Genetics & Hereditary Traits: Help and Review
- Genetic Engineering Basics: Help and Review
- Natural Selection & Evolution in Life Science: Help and Review
- Microbiology & Types of Microbes: Help and Review
- Introduction to Ecosystems: Help and Review
- Types of Ecosystems: Help and Review
- Changing Ecosystems: Help and Review
- Invertebrates: Help and Review
- Animal Behavior & Communication: Help and Review
- Mammal Reproduction & Development: Help and Review
- The Cardiovascular System: Help and Review
- The Blood Vessels: Help and Review
- The Digestive System: Help and Review
- The Urinary & Endocrine Systems: Help and Review
- The Muscular System: Help and Review
- The Skeletal System & Connective Tissue: Help and Review
- Sight, Hearing & Other Senses: Help and Review
- Plant Biology & Structure: Help and Review
- How Plants Grow & Reproduce: Help and Review
- Environmental Concerns: Help and Review
- Natural Resources: Help and Review
- Growth & Productivity in Economics
- American Labor & Consumer Issues