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- Describe some of America's major health problems
- Discover how the immune system works to protect the body
- Define viruses and identify their components
- Explore methods for controlling the spread of diseases
- Differentiate between diseases and infections
- Examine the effects of tobacco use on human health
- Get information about simple and complex carbohydrates, soluble and insoluble fiber, and amino acids and protein
- Distinguish between saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats
- Discover the importance of vitamins, minerals and healthy nutritional choices in our diets
- Explore the benefits of physical exercise
- Learn about anorexia nervosa and bulimia symptoms and treatment
- Define environmental health and explore environmental hazards
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 Hydration? - Definition, Facts & Benefits
Learn about hydration and its importance to the body. We will look at the facts and the benefits of hydration. There is a short quiz to take at the end of the lesson to check your knowledge.
9. What is Renal Artery Stenosis?
Renal artery stenosis is a condition that occurs when the renal artery, supplying blood to the kidneys, is narrowed. For most people treatment is easy and non-invasive.
10. Common Viral Infections: Types, Symptoms & Treatment
In this lesson we'll look at some examples of common viruses. For each one we'll describe characteristics of the virus, what the symptoms are and how the infection is treated.
11. Viral Infections in Babies & Toddlers
After completing this lesson, you will have a better understanding of viral infections in babies and toddlers. A short quiz follows this lesson so that you can test your newfound knowledge.
12. L-Thyroxine Medication: Dosage & Side Effects
Levothyroxine is frequently prescribed for patients with hypothyroidism. In this lesson we will examine the dosages for different levels of severity and discuss the side effects of the medication.
13. Basic Cooking Terms & Techniques
In this lesson, we'll explore basic cooking terms. Knowing a variety of common cooking tools and techniques will open up a world of culinary delight. Read on to learn more now.
14. Common Bacterial Diseases in Humans
Have you wondered what some of the more common bacterial diseases that affect humans are? This lesson goes over some of them as well as the problems they cause.
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- The Blood Vessels: Tutoring Solution
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