Ch 14: Holt Lifetime Health Chapter 14: Lifestyle Diseases

About This Chapter

The Lifestyle Diseases chapter of this Holt Lifetime Health Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with lifestyle diseases. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Lifestyle Diseases textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Lifestyle Diseases chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the lifestyle diseases topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • What lifestyle diseases are
  • Types, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease
  • How cancer starts and spreads
  • The definition for cancer syndrome
  • Cancer treatment options, effectiveness and side effects
  • Risk factors, diagnoses and treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

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9 Lessons in Chapter 14: Holt Lifetime Health Chapter 14: Lifestyle Diseases
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Lifestyle Diseases: Definition & Types

1. Lifestyle Diseases: Definition & Types

In this lesson we'll describe what lifestyle diseases are and what makes them different from other diseases. Then, we'll look at three examples in detail: addiction, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.

Different Kinds of Cardiovascular Disease: Definitions & Examples

2. Different Kinds of Cardiovascular Disease: Definitions & Examples

So many problems can occur in the cardiovascular system of your body. Some of them mainly involve the heart and others the blood vessels, but one big one involves both at the same time!

Diagnosing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease

3. Diagnosing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease

This lesson will describe the many different ways cardiovascular diseases can be diagnosed and treated. For example, you'll learn the differences between angioplasty and angiography.

What Causes Cancer?

4. What Causes Cancer?

This lesson will discuss a model of cancer formation as well as some things that can cause cancer. You'll learn about initiation, promotion, and progression as well as what occurs during each step.

Cancer Syndromes & Genetic Risk Factors for Cancer

5. Cancer Syndromes & Genetic Risk Factors for Cancer

This lesson describes something called cancer syndrome or family cancer syndrome, as well as the important clues that can help it be detected and two examples of such a condition.

Metastasis: How Cancer Spreads

6. Metastasis: How Cancer Spreads

This lesson will describe the concept of cancer spreading around the body, or metastasis, as well as why it may occur, how it occurs, why it may fail, and how your blood vessels play a critical role in this process.

The General Treatment Strategies For Cancer

7. The General Treatment Strategies For Cancer

This lesson will describe the three traditional methods of treating cancer. These include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy as well as their potential uses, benefits, and side-effects. We'll also touch on other ways by which we can treat cancer.

Type 1 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

8. Type 1 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

Diabetes affects 26 million people (nearly 9% of the population) in the United States. But not all cases of diabetes are the same. The focus of this lesson is type 1 diabetes. We'll learn what it is, why it occurs, and how it affects the body in both the short- and long-term.

Type 2 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

9. Type 2 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

As many as 57 million people in the United States are on the path to becoming diabetic. Over 90% of them will be type 2 diabetics. But, what is this disease, and why has it become so prevalent? This lesson explores the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

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